Saturday, 20 June 2015

Jellygoose Adventures | A Very Purbeck Wedding & OOTD

Hello, everyone,

Sorry for the quiet week on the blogging front, I've been working and recovering from the wedding this blog is about! So without further ado, here we go!

For what may be the first time in my life, I was ready before my lift arrived. So I snapped a picture for Twitter, as you do. 

This is my Arbonne rep, she's also a make-up artist and always looks perfect. <3

We were a little late compared to everyone else but, you know, not late for the actual wedding. This did mean we ended up sitting with a the choir that was providing the entertainment between.... things. Like, in between readings and while papers were signed and things. It was a bit scary. Have a waiting for the bride photo:

Here are the ushers trying to figure out how a door works:

We weren't allowed to take photos during the service but it was all lovely, funny and a bit weird. Perfect for the day.  

Once we were out of the church, photos were allowed again. The confetti was biodegradable or banned, which I liked. Here are the fabulous bride and groom (and photographer, but I don't know him); Crabby and Lize. They are two of the most treasured people in my life. Two of my friends during high school and the kindest, most brilliant people in the world.

The same goes for these two. I don't know where I'd be without my school friends. Favourite people forever!

The photographers took loads of photos outside the church as you'd expect. I took this opportunity to snap the coming together of two of the best families around. It's SO AWESOME. (note the groom's nephew hiding from the cameras, so cute!)

After lots of catching up with chums, it was time to head to the reception lead by these guys.

We made such a big, slow moving queue that we broke reality and help up a tractor! 

While parking up in Worth Matravers we found a new structure we dubbed Woodhenge.

As we took a different route to Worth we waited outside The Square and Compass (my favourite pub) for the happy couple to arrive. As they have both worked at this place for a long time, it seems natural that the reception be held here.

There they be!

Wheyyyy! That horse had the most magnificent moustache I have ever seen.

The dress is SO her. The pretty little details and modesty of the shrug - couldn't be more perfect. I like to think he wore brown because he is an archaeologist and loves dirt. 

They are lucky to have, in their circle of close friends, a florist. I have only recently began to really "get" flowers, and I though the ferns and twiggy bits in her bouquet were great - very earthy, foresty very Lize. I especially liked the grey furry thing. Their crew of creative friends did a great job of the decor inside the marquee. We even got gifts in the form of Liza's ceramics! Do check her page out here, she's so hardworking and talented and creates beautiful pots, buttons, earrings and all sorts!

I simply had to wear it as an earring.

Now. The Food.

Upon sitting at my place I was delighted to find we had Elizabeth Shaw's Mint Crisps to munch on. Naturally I stole everyone else's and had some for dessert.

Although I had arrived prepared with a backpack full of food, I scouted around the buffet (provided by Love Cake etc.) and found a gorgeous mix of vegan food so nabbed what I could before it all got gobbled up. I scoffed on beetroot and cumin houmous (my new obsession), cous cous salad with courgette and a lemon dressing, green beans, salad leaves and the most scrumptious sun-dried tomato bread I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It was all so filling I didn't even go back for seconds!

I couldn't figure out why there wasn't a swarm of people swooping in to get pictures of the cutting of the cake. I shuffled a bit closer but was too shy to be the only one striding over for a photo. Was was great about the cake is that it wasn't really a cake at all, it was rounds of cheeses arranged like a cake! Well done, guys. Well done. 

The speeches were hilarious and pavlova was also available for those who wanted something sweet. It was absolutely lovely catching up with all my school friends, meeting their significant others and generally being around so many lovely, happy people was fantastic. It really was wonderful. I had to take some sneaky photos of people having a good time.

There was a lovely floral archway at the entrance to the wedding party so my friend Deborah and I used it for outfit photos... OOTD time!

Due to a lack of clothes and a toenail infection I took the opportunity to make my outfit really "me" and wear boots and a "leather" jacket. So I loved it.

I used frilly socks to make my boots more weddingy. They are a similar colour to some of the detail on my necklace so I think they worked quite well.

I failed all day to get a good photo of the necklace, but found this joke cleavage shot which gives you a good idea.

My nails are pink to match my bag, and also echo the necklace as well.

Sunglasses were the most colour-coordinated pair I own as i was wearing purple eye shadow.

This dress is super posh for me and fells gorgeous. It's so nice to fin a dress that actually fits my boobs in and ties at the waist so I don't look like I'm wearing a tent. They are super cheap and widely available on ebay. They are definitely suitable for anyone of any shape or size I can think of. The link below is the only one I can find with this colour, but the images are a bit warped. It is the same dress, and there are loads of sellers of them on ebay. 
I felt dressed-up and I felt like me. Perfect.

Dress | ebay
Jacket | Primark
Boots | Primark
Necklace | Primark
Bag | Primark
Sunglasses | Fatface via a friend
Socks | New Look

Nail Polish | Barry M
Glitter Topcoat | Barry M
Eye Make-Up | Makeup Revolution

~ a pub with a view ~

A barn dance ensued once people are digested their food. I kept meaning to join in but kept running into people to natter to. All of a sudden the dance of over and the second band of the night were playing, and we were dancing! As I was having lots of fun drinking home brew and dancing, not many photos were taken from then on.

These two left fairly early so they could enjoy their first wedding anniversary the next day - happy anniversary, guys! I also made sure I had a lift home at a decent time to save me from the inevitable partying 'til dawn that would've followed otherwise. Being a spoonie means learning all these tricks that make you feel like a right boring old fart!

It was the best time I have had in a long time. I love my friends so very much and rarely get to see them nowadays due to my stupid illness. For a good few days afterwards I was feeling super refreshed and dare I say it - energised. This was only really a refreshment for the soul as my body is still complaining, but a grand day it was, and a grand time was had. 

May your marriage be full of awesome and radness. You two were obviously made for each other and the joining of your families seems so natural it's a joy that it's finally official. I'm so proud of you both and everyone involved in making the day as wonderful as it was. Have the BEST time on your honeymoon celebrating your marriage and Liza's college results. Big love for a big future, guys!


As you can imagine, being a spoonie and drinking alcohol left me rather fragile the next day. So this is a shout-out to Cody the dog for making it more bearable. Woof woof, howl howl.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, too.

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