Once the wedding is over it's normal to get sad! So how do you beat the post-wedding blues?Read More
As a real-life Bride-to-Be, planning her real-life, actual wedding, I wanted a place where I could document the journey for you to follow along with me. This isn't the place for me to give advice, or discuss the pros and cons of A-line dresses, or buffets, but just a small part of the internet where I can write, uncensored about the stresses that come with planning a wedding. And how I am coping with them (spoiler alert - lots of wine!). It will be rambling and unorganised, and sometimes I may seem like I've lost what little marbles I had, but hopefully in the end, it will all come good!
More and more venues are banning traditional paper confetti due to the environment (& of course the even more traditional rice isn't a good option either due to the danger it puts the wildlife in) so what do you do if you still want to lob something at the happy couple to express your elation?Read More
I like to think of myself as a card-carrying feminist and I am not quiet about my views, so my friends and family know this about me. This has led to a lot of questions about whether I will be taking Steven's surname, and whether I "should"...Read More
Steven and I never really had a discussion about whether we should allow children at our wedding. Both of our families have a lot of children in them (we have 10 niblings between us!), and I just couldn’t imagine the day without them. Sticky fingers on my dress, sugar-rush induced running around and lots of noise - I wouldn’t want it any other way.Read More
One of my favourite things about Steven, about our entire relationship infact, is the way that we don’t prescribe to the classic couple tropes. He listens to me, we both do our fair share around the house (infact, there’s a chance that he often does more…!) and I don’t have to spend Friday nights with wine and gal pals whinging about him. It’s pretty great.Read More
Holy crap balls, I am engaged. I, Codie Louise Austin, who has no matching socks or earrings, who would eat chocolate for breakfast every day, who still thinks farts are hilarious, am getting married! For as long as I can remember, Steven and I have discussed marriage. It’s always seemed like a given, the only question was when? As a couple who can’t keep anything from each other, I knew it was going to be this year, but as someone who can’t deal with surprises and not knowing things it’s been difficult!Read More
Generally, in my everyday life, I’d like to think of myself as pretty low-maintenance. When it comes to buying gifts, for example, family and friends often remark how easy it is to buy for me. I don’t want diamonds or designer clothes, a battered old book, novelty socks or craft supplies would make me much happier!
So when it came to planning for the wedding, I figured my vision of a beautiful, outside, rustic-themed ceremony was pretty low-maintenance too...
How bloody wrong I was!Read More