15 June 2010

some leaves, some ribbons, and some good news!

an abundance of good news {and a drought of bad news but still there is some}
Good news is we have found a place to get married and a place to have a party! Not written in stone yet, but we are getting very excited, and it is only two months away!

Bad new is that some of our dear friends can't make it as they've already booked holidays, boo!!! I forget that people do actually go on holidays during the summer! So we will just have to make the best of it.

I received these tiny vintage velvet leaves from America, and the label says 'made in Japan'! They are so delightful, one feels inspired to make a hat!
Also, today we went to the registry office to give our notice to marry, which was a completely bizarre few minutes of my life! We left the building feeling like we had done something momentous, but actually just wrote our names on a bit of paper and had our passports checked. A few awkward moments as Nao hands over his Japanese passport and the registrar says 'so, how long have you known each other?' I then started to panic that we were being recorded when she left the room, paranoid! It seems that no one was bothered where we came from.

Afterwards we had to pick up a few things for work from Liberty's and I went to VV rouleaux to buy ribbons for necklaces. I also came away with this bunch... 

with which I am planning on making some ribbon bunting for our wedding decorations...well, I'll see how it goes!

We also bought a ton of paper, card and envelopes to start making some wedding invitations {for those few people who can actually make it!} we thought it would be quite cheap but it ended up costing an arm and a leg!

but, never mind, as our shop is full of these Sweet Williams...

and my teacup plant is beginning to revive a bit too!


  1. glad you found somwhere - im sure its gonna be a lovely day. ck :) x

  2. Good for you guys! Being married is fab :-)

  3. I feel like I could actually leave the same comment to every post: "Hilarious! More of this, please!"
    Your teacup plant is a total sweetie and your storytelling style actually stole an entire evening of my life as I had to read the blog backward, right back to the first post!

  4. Can't wait to see all the lovely handmade details to come...

    Blue Skies
    Charlotte xx

  5. Sounds like everything is coming together. It'll all work out and be spectacular 'cause you've made it so. I just know.

  6. What exciting events and gorgeous inspiration! Congrats.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  7. WooHoo! Congrats on finding somewhere! The official bits do feel slightly weird.

  8. How exciting!!
    I know what you mean about people not being able to attend. I've been invited down to an old friends wedding this September but won't be able to go. I'm gutted :(

  9. Hey. I'm wondering about your plants in a teacup...did you need to make holes for drainage in the bottom or do you plant just as they are? It looks fantastic.