engagement ring photographWe took these photos with a remote and tripod, in the back garden whilst we were living in Sussex, a few weeks after getting engaged. And now we have just three weeks until we get married. Three weeks! It is feeling a little surreal that it is so close, after so long of it feeling light years away. The last few weeks have been whizzing by, with the weekends and evenings stuffed full of wedmin. We keep catching each other’s eyes and grinning in realisation that it is actually happening!
engagement photography shoot, cherry blossom
holding hands, engagement photograph
I wrote this post on weddings almost a year ago, when we were just getting started with planning the wedding. We’re a long way from those first thoughts now and it made me think it might be nice to give you all a little update- especially wedding planning is totally to blame for my blogging absence recently!

So, here is our wedding thus far, in numbers! 


drafts of the Order of Service (it might even get finished some day soon!)


metres of garlands ready to hang at the reception


wedding dress, 98% complete

days to get it finished in…

people who have helped us more than we could ever have imagined (DIY weddings are in no way a one man band!)


hours too many spent deciding what on earth to have played at the ceremony…


tubes of gold glitter, being put to good use


spare invitations  thanks to me forgetting that the number of guests doesn’t equate to the number of households


of us who teared up a little hearing our banns read out at Manchester Cathedral


bottles of champagne behind our bed 


wedding meltdowns… So far! 

Roll on the 18th of April! Fingers crossed I finish that dress of mine in time…


P.S. If you want a sneak peek of what I’ve been making the wedding there are a few photos scattered in my instagram feed- chambrayandcurls