Andy and I met in August 1998 as we were both working part time as bartenders in the same pub. We got on famously and spent the next seven years as great mates, often room mates and seeing girlfriends and boyfriends come and go over the years. Little did we know but we each secretly fancied the pants off one other but were too afraid of rejection and potentially ruining such a great friendship for either of us to say anything!
Fast-forward to December 2005 and late one night, after many glasses of wine, I made a move on Andy and to my surprise (and huge relief) my feelings were reciprocated and there began our romance! We admitted to each other how we felt and now, nearly 10 years later we’re finally getting married! And to make this day even more special for both of us, our 6 year old daughter gets to enjoy it with us as our bridesmaid.
I had no idea quite how much was involved in planning a wedding – so much to think about and organise. But thankfully, I only needed Scarlett to help me with my wedding gifts. We knew that the style of Scarlett jewellery and the fact that we could get things personalised was perfect for the style of our wedding…
Scarlett’s ‘Something Blue’ is perfect as a treat for myself and ticks that ‘something blue’ box nicely. It will be engraved with our wedding date and sewn into my wedding dress for the day and then made into a necklace afterwards with a silver chain. Now I just need to think of something old, new and borrowed in the next few weeks.
Although I’m not wearing it on the day I’ve also bought the Spoons Family Necklace to signify the three of us, our perfect little family.
For my bridesmaid I chose a Silver Mojo Heart Necklace with a Brighton Rocks mojo for my maid of honour. We met 15 years ago in Brighton and our reception is at Brighton Rocks Bar so what a perfect gift!
For my flower girl i’ve chosen a Tiny Charm Friendship Bracelet with a cupcake charm for our daughter to thank her for being our bridesmaid. I expect she will probably spend most of the wedding reception guarding (or eating) the tower of cupcakes we’re having as a wedding cake! Hopefully when she wears it the cupcake will remind her of our wedding day when I finally go the same surname as her.
For the groom i’ve had some silver wedding cufflinks engraved with our wedding date. He has no excuse not to remember anniversaries now!
Best men are hard to buy for and we wanted to get something personal for each of them. So we have chosen Silver Tie Clips with their initials engraved on. Simple, elegant and a special reminder of our day.
The perfect gift for mum was a Personalised Pebble Necklace with her initial on it. It’s not only a gorgeous piece of jewellery but we’ve included the pebble theme in our wedding as Brighton is famous for its pebble beach, so this will serve as a special reminder of our day too.
My dad has always worked hard and been so generous that we wanted to get him a Personalised Money Clip so he knows we are grateful for all his support – financial and otherwise!
I also was able to add the finishing touch to my gifts with a Personalised Wedding Card, which meant I could cross something else out on my never ending list!
We want to say a big thank you to you, Scarlett Jewellery, for helping us tick our wedding gifts box in one fell swoop! And the great choice means each item has a personal meaning for our guest.