Miss Honey Bakes is getting married in 5 months!
Often people talk about how planning a wedding is stressful…. however I have been loving every moment of it! My family and friends have been involved from the very beginning and we’ve made every aspect into an experience. I am treasuring every moment especially with my Mama S as I know this time goes by so quickly.
I thought I’d write a blog post sharing some ideas with fellow brides-to-be. I will be writing a full post following our wedding with details and reviews of the services we have used (I’m excited about everyone that we have booked!)
This blog post will be a to-do list, sharing what I have organised and what is still to be done with some tips!
Menu ✓(one more food tasting to go!)
Colour scheme ✓
The dress ✓ (I just ordered it last weekend!)
Wedding cake ✓(pretty much the very first thing I did!)
Wedding favours ✓
Make up artist ✓
Mehndi/henna artist ✓(again one of the very first things I booked – this girl is insanely talented!)
Wedding scent ✓
Wedding shoes ✓
Still To do:
Mother of the bride’s outfit
Father of the bride’s outfit
Have I missed anything? If so leave a comment below or send me an email or get in touch through Instagram!
Mama S stumbled upon our baraat/wedding day venue by chance and from the moment I walked in it was a dream. I can’t wait to share photos of the venue after the day. My fiancé and his family have chosen an equally dreamy venue for our waleema day and I am just as excited about that too!
We are going for something very different for our wedding dinner. Aspects of our menu will still be traditional but with a twist, and it will be silver service – a foodies dream. The dessert is quite literally the best plate of food I have ever tasted. I love food, so this was my choice! Our venue have been so accommodating to our needs for the menu, so much so that the chef even came to cook with my mum to make sure everything is perfected to our taste.
I found a colour combination on Pinterest and fell in love with it. All of my family are attempting to dress in one of the colours from the scheme and I love how much effort every one of them has gone to. One tip I would give to fellow brides is to stick to one theme – it is so easy to pin everything you see but everything won’t necessarily go together; do you want rustic or romantic? minimalistic or grand? Also remember that Pinterest does not come with a price tag!
We went on a girls trip last weekend to London with my khalas and my cousins – there were eleven of us and it was the best weekend of my life. Not because of the shopping, but because of the time we got to spend together without anyone having to cook or clean or being busy with anything else. It was a weekend I will always look back on and remember with a full heart. Whilst on the trip I ordered my wedding dress from a boutique that I fell in love with last year. I think those closest to me were getting concerned about how relaxed I was in choosing and ordering my dress, but the truth is I wanted to concentrate more on everyone enjoying our day rather than what I look like on it. The dress I have gone for is by a well-known Indian designer, not a Pakistani designer. It is very understated but elegant. Simple but beautiful. The main thing I said from the beginning was that I wanted to be comfortable and be able to walk around and speak to our guests, so I have gone for something very light. The moment I tried on the dress I just knew it was the one, in fact I chose my wedding dress in less than 30 minutes. I will include details of where I have ordered my dress from after the wedding, because I cannot recommend them enough.
A while ago I had actually wanted to go for something western, I love Jenny Packham’s collection. However, I felt I would be turning my back on my heritage and felt it right for me to go down the traditional route.
My beautiful bridesmaids (MashAllah) have ordered their dresses from the most fabulous designer based in Edinburgh. She is just the most kindest lady which is why our family keep going back – I ordered my engagement party outfit from her too. Each of our bridesmaids have chosen a different style dress of their choice in the same colour scheme. I felt it really important that my girls wear something they feel comfortable and confident in and I appreciate that everyones taste is different, I wanted them to choose an outfit they love and will wear again. I cannot wait to see what my girls’ dresses look like!
Going for cake tastings have been my highlight, let’s be honest. Mama S, My Khala and I had great fun trying out different flavours. The girl who is making my wedding cake is a gem and so talented – this is what I am looking forward to the most on the day!
Upon recommendation from my Khala we went to visit a florist and stationary supplier based in Marchmount in Edinburgh and I fell in love immediately! They are incredibly creative and so organised, they came up with something perfect once we discussed the colour scheme and I really cannot wait to see it come to life (and share photos with you of course…). We won’t be having a stage on the baraat day, I preferred the option of a top table. It’s really important to me to be able to spend time with my guests in a relaxed setting (and enjoy the meal properly!) So we have introduced flowers in a subtle, and again understated, way.
My cousins convinced me to take part in a bridal consultation at Jo Malone London and it was such a lovely experience! Very relaxing and just another fun thing to do with the girls. I chose my scent and was lucky enough to have my perfume bottle engraved with my soon to be initials. I also had a scented candle engraved with both mine and my fiancés’ initials for a memory too. I would highly recommend this service, for further photos take a look through my Instagram stories!
I will write a blog post after the wedding providing full details of the services we are using and recommendations but for now do get in touch and share your experiences or any advice – it will be warmly received!
Love always, Miss Honey ♥ xx