I like to take photos of things. Mostly peoples. Mostly pretty peoples, if I'm honest. But sometimes toys, or dogs, or maybe a tree. Y'know, interesting stuff.
I shoot a few burlesque shows, but that's just to kill time between photoshoots with models, where I can control the light and the pose and the magic.
My photos will have the tag "my photo". Otherwise, it's stolen from the vast wilderness that is the internet. I usually source pics from Model Mayhem, Flickr or We <3 it.
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In 11 days, I get to marry my best friend.
My new instax 210 film arrived. It’s some crazy special wedding edition frame. #wedding #fujifilm #instax #analogue
I don’t know too much about it.
Heading up to Glasgow tonight for a meal and some drinks.
Then, once we’re suitable drunk enough, we’re heading back to a flat for a 2 day LAN, playing all the games we used to play as teens, like Tetris Gaiden, Armageddaron and BF1942. With any luck, maybe even a game of Jungle Speed or Catan!
That maybe doesn’t sound like a typical crazy wild stag do, but I’m not really a typical crazy wild stag. I get uncomfortable in places that don’t have wifi. I need to be surrounded by technology. So, for me…it’s ideal!
I’m really looking forward to it! It’s likely to be an absolute blast.
Plus, the guys were kind enough to not host it a million miles away from home, which means I’m only an hour away from Sophie and Katie.
All going to plan, I’ll be back home Sunday afternoon.
Provided we don’t have to hide the body of a dead stripper, which, I understand, would push the schedule back a few hours.
I’m going to miss Sophie and Katie, but it’ll be worth it. It’s only 2 nights away.
I’ve finally got a shirt!
Vows are first draft written. Service has been written ( mostly from scratch! ). If we made no other changes to it, and went with it as it is, it would be all good. Which means, if we get any extra time, or any sudden flashes of inspiration, we can add it in. But we’ve at least got the base framework in place.
Currently thinking about table names.
I’m quite drawn to:
But it might be a bit too “out there”. And of them, only 3 are really dear to Katie and my hearts. The others just filler on the theme.
lol Bonus points for anyone who spots the connection?
The good news: the people who have RSVP’d to the wedding as a yes are some of my favourite people.
The bad news: some of the people who can’t make it, I would really like to have been able to come.
The good news: awesome people are coming.
I just need to focus on the good news. I just need to remember that at the end of the day, so long as Katie and I are married at the end of the day, so long as Soph has a good day, nothing else matters.
And in time we’ll forget all the stress and heartache and upset and drama. In time, when our memories have faded, and all we have are the photos, then we can look back on it with rose tinted glasses.
But at the minute, I just feel like “I can’t wait for this to be over” which really shouldn’t be the feeling I should have towards my nuptials.
Blasting around the internets, gathering inspiration for writing wedding vows when I stumble upon this…
Is that Aubrey Plaza? In a wedding dress?
This pleases me. ¬_¬
There’s about 6 weeks till my wedding and I can’t find a shirt.
And I haven’t tried on my shoes yet, to see if they fit.
My wedding ring arrived but is the wrong size and needs sent back for a replacement one!
Just got word this morning, the person who was to be doing Katie’s makeup for the wedding has pulled out.
She’s known about it for over a year, and had agreed to do it, not least because she owed me a favour, but also because she’s a friend ( or rather, a friend’s girlfriend ).
But, as of this morning, she’s said that neither she nor her boyfriend are coming to the wedding.
Katie is angry and upset, because we know how good her make up is…it’s one of the few known quantities…one of the few things that didn’t feel like it was being left to chance and good fortune, hoping it would all just come together on the day..
… and with nary 7 weeks to go, it’s going to be quite a fight to find someone, be able to test out their mad skillz, and have them free to work on the wedding day…..
It’s a set back. We’ve got names and numbers for other MUA but it’s finding the time to schecdule a meet, schedule a test, haggle the prices and then…what if they don’t suit? Move on the the next makeup artist and hope there is enough time to get something sorted before The Big Day?
It’s a stress we didn’t need.
In other wedding news, today I’m going to try and first draft some wedding vows!
Just had a frantic phone call from my mum.
Seems that my dad and my sister are refusing to come to my wedding.
Because my (half) sister’s ex-boyfriend isn’t invited.
"Like, we’re not going out any more, I don’t love him, and I’ve made him move out of our house to go live with his mum, but he’s still a part of my life and he’s still my daughters father."
"Oh, it’s your special day, eh? How about wearing this crotchless mesh abomination? Hey, by the time your partner sees it, you’ll already be married and they can’t back out then, ammirite? Oh, and that’ll be £350 for the garter belt alone…."
But I think I might want to have a bash at writing my own wedding vows.
Like, stuff that means stuff to us, our jokes and stories and songs and references that we’ll get, and maybe some of our close friends.
But then I get nervous.
Like, for birthdays and valentines day, I used to give Katie cards with either a postit note inside it, or nothing written at all, because I wasn’t able to put into words what I wanted to say, and was afraid of ruining the card. lol.
And I think vows are a smidge more important to get right than a birthday card greeting!
See, I love vintage and retro look stuff…but it’s very much a pot luck to find something in the right size.
I might go for a modern, tailored ( read: constructed and designed to hide my paunch ) suit.
So far, all I am certain of is that I don’t want a kilt.
I know that being Scottish, I’m “mad for not wanting a kilt” but, it’s just not my thing. I’m at home in a suit. I’m comfortable and happy.
Plus, all kilts look the same to me. There’s no personal choice to it.
I say “decide” as though it’s like I have a shortlist of finalists, but I don’t.
So, to re-phrase it…I’m starting to look at suits for my wedding today.
lol Do any guys suits come with built in Spanx? Because my belly isn’t getting any smaller :(