Wedding Bells – We set a date!

If you follow me on my social media accounts than I’m sure you’ll know that me and Pete are getting married! We got engaged back in September while on holiday in the Maldives but with all of the excitement of moving and having Jasper we put the wedding planning on the back burner … until now!

We know that we want to get married next year as quite frankly 2016 seems a millions years away! Plus, Pete, Rhys and Jasper are all Avey’s now so I feel left out. I want to have the same surname as my son, not that that’s the most important thing but it does matter to me.

We’ve decided onΒ next July, purely because we want a summer wedding and we’re already quite busy in June and August. This gives us just over a year to get quite a lot … a lot a lot, done!

So the venue is booked – Skylark Golf and Country Club in Whiteley on the 18th July 2015.They have a beautiful old barn where the ceremony will take place and then the reception will be in the golf club itself. The venue has a stunning view of rolling hills which will be an amazing backdrop to the party!

We’ve narrowed down our food choices, I have an idea of the theme and type of dress. I’ve also spoken to two photographers and a florist; but apart from the venue we have absolutely nothing booked! I’m going to be posting all about our plans, my DIY projects (of which there will be plenty!) and any bridezilla moments I’m not too embarrassed to share on here in a ‘Wedding Bells’ series so I’d love for you to follow me along the journey!

I know it’ll come around so quickly and I’m really excited to get going and make my Pinterest boards a reality!

Do you have any tips from your wedding day?

Are there any great wedding blogs you’d recommend I follow?


Thanks for reading!




  • Jenna Richards
    11th July 2014 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Ohh yay! Congrats on setting a date. Myself and Stephen got engaged on Valentine’s day and we’re hoping to set a date soon, we have nothing booked, no venue. Nada. We’re useless! Will look forward to more of your Wedding Bells posts. πŸ™‚ xx

    • Jessica
      12th July 2014 at 9:29 am Reply

      Congratulations!! It’s tricky to get started but once you’ve put a deposit down on the venue apparently it gets easy. That really got the ball rolling for us, now i’m looking into everything else πŸ™‚

  • mrsdesousa2b
    11th July 2014 at 9:12 pm Reply

    Hi Jess, I am trying (poorly) to journal my wedding planning through a blog currently not quite set up!!
    Love the venue it’s beautiful. We will have to swap crafty ideas.

    • Jessica
      12th July 2014 at 9:28 am Reply

      Hi Dani! That would be fab! When are you getting married? xx

      • mrsdesousa2b
        12th July 2014 at 9:30 am Reply

        May 23rd 2015 – like you I couldn’t wait until 2016! I will let you know when I manage to get some pictures uploaded. I can’t wait to see all you are planning xx

        • Jessica
          12th July 2014 at 9:53 am Reply

          Fab! Yes please do πŸ™‚ Aww it’ll be lovely to follow each others journeys together πŸ™‚

  • Hayley chall
    11th July 2014 at 10:14 pm Reply

    How exciting!!!!! I can’t wait to watch it all unravel as you plan bit by bit! Xx

    • Jessica
      12th July 2014 at 9:27 am Reply

      πŸ˜€ thanks lovely! I’ll be asking you and the other married ladies for advice along the way! xx

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Hi I’m Jess, Single Mum, Accredited Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Beauty Business owner.

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