Tuesday, 30 September 2014

10 Things To Do When You Need a Break From Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting things you will do in your life, being able to piece together all of your hopes and dreams and inspirations into one magical day.  With all this excitement, however, comes a lot of work.  And sometimes it can all get a bit overwhelming.  So today's post is a list of fun ideas of things to do when all things wedding becomes a bit too much and you just need a break.  Enjoy!



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1. Bake a cake.







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2. Go for a walk and just be outside.  (Furry friend optional)







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3. Be silly with your loved ones.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Why Spending 3 Nights a Week in a Night Club is Good for My Health

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Picture the scene...

The music is pumping.

The strobe lights are flashing.

The atmosphere is electric.

Bodies in tight clothes are stumbling across the dance floor which is strewn with the usual assortment of kettlebells, barbells and dumb bells... wait, WHAT!?

Yes, you did read that correctly.

The Shed night club in Glasgow's South Side is the home of Core Fitness Boot Camp, and my latest Sweatin' for the Weddin' effort.

The classes themselves follow a traditional circuit format with 12 outer stations and 6 inner stations with an emphasis on strength training.  We bootcampers work our way round lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting and planking to the command of Patrick, founder and owner of Core Fitness. And possibly the most enthusiastic man I've ever met. Each station lasts one minute with no time to rest.  After completing 12 stations we are gifted a 30 second breather and water break before moving on to the next round.  Each session consists of 4 rounds, with each more intense than the last.

Having been through a fair few body pump sessions I thought I was, you know, pretty strong... for a lady.  I thought I'd be in with a fair shout.  How wrong I was.  See, that's the thing about boot camp - any fitness you thought y0u had instantly evaporates (along with your latest wave of sweat).  Every session I think, "That was the toughest" only to be swiftly proven wrong the next time.  My body is literally pushed to its absolute limit every time.  By the end of each session I'm completely (there's no other word for it) gubbed.  Yet, as I struggle to find the strength to turn the ignition in my car, a wave of endorphins rushes through my body.  A big grin appears on my face.  I can't wait to do it all over again.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

6 Years In The Making...

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Today marks 6 years since Paul asked me to his girlfriend.  Good effort, eh?  Now that we’re engaged to be married I have a totally different view on this anniversary.  Previously my thoughts would be, “3 years together, that’s the longest I’ve been in a relationship, I wonder how many more there will be?”  As I’ve now agreed to be his wife and spend the rest of my life with him it’s kind of a relief that I don’t need to think about it anymore.  One less thing to worry about.  I probably could have said that a lot more eloquently but today’s post is more of a ramble on my feelings at this 6 year stage in our relationship as opposed to something I’ve actually planned out and considered in depth before writing.  Oh well.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Wedding Survival Kit – 7 Handbag Essentials

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Wedding season is well and truly upon us. There’s no denying it. This means we ladies are now faced with the dilemma of fitting our lives we carry around day to day into a significantly smaller handbag. No one wants to lug their tote bag to a wedding.  So I’ve compiled this list of my top 7 handbag essentials to get me through any wedding. I hope you find some inspiration and be sure to let me know in the comments what you like to keep in your handbag when going to a wedding.

Now, there are two key points which have to be kept in mind when packing your handbag. Firstly, due to the use of the smaller bag you’ll have to be tactical in deciding what makes the cut and what doesn’t. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, weddings are looooooooooong. As happy and joyous an occasion as they are there’s no denying that it’s quite a shift. So, you need to be prepared to last the whole day.

1. Spare Tights

Being a UK resident, typically despite the sun being out it’s generally still pretty fresh. So I tend to wear tights. And as I’ll inevitably ladder them at some point in my un-ladylike attempt to pull them up a spare pair are a must.

2. Mobile Phone

No explanation necessary.

Monday, 12 May 2014

THE LEGAL STUFF

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Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while all know that here at The Lady Said Yes it’s all the fun girly bits of wedding planning that we talk about and enjoy.  But at the end of the day none of that really matters if you don’t get the legal stuff sorted.  I mean, that’s why we’re here.  Because we want to legally declare our love to our partner and tell the world all about it.

I realise this post is a little more dull than usual but I promise to make it as quick and painless as possible, giving you the facts you need.

So let’s get cracking.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

A Truly Pinterest-esque Wedding Show

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Do you spend more time than you should perusing Pinterest, pinning all the wonderful wedding bits for inspiration?  Do you then start attending wedding fairs and looking at suppliers only to realise you can’t find what you’ve pinned?   You then find yourself wondering if these beautify quirky supplier actually exist in real life?  Or are they just created in internet land to taunt us?

 

FEAR NOT!

 

I’ve found them.

 

And they’re right here, in Glasgow.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

An Irish Wedding


Last weekend, Paul and I travelled across to Belfast to attend the wedding of Craig and Julia.  I was going to write a long descriptive post but I thought it would be better to let the photos speak for themselves.  Enjoy!