Traditional Confetti Alternatives

Traditional Confetti Alternatives

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?

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Children at a Wedding - Yes or No?

Children at a Wedding - Yes or No?

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.

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It's 2016 and It's His Wedding Too.

It's 2016 and It's His Wedding Too.

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.

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I'm Getting Married!

I'm Getting Married!

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!

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My Optimism has Failed Me...

My Optimism has Failed Me...

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!

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