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The first live This Morning wedding – we were there!

Wow. There is no other word, but wow. To say yesterday’s first ever live wedding on ITV’s This Morning was incredible would be an understatement.

Our dear friends Annie and Gareth were the lucky pair to be chosen to get wed in front of the nation aboard the HQS Wellingon on the Thames, just across the water from the television studios.


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My friend, the This Morning bride!

Do you ever watch those mind-blowing experiences on TV and wonder what it would feel like to be chosen to take part? To be sent on an exotic holiday or take delivery of a luxury car…or have your dream wedding day planned for you. Well, it turns out, those fantasies do become reality for real people!

 

When I spotted ITV’s This Morning was looking to throw a wedding this spring, I knew the exact people who should put themselves forward. My good friend Annie is, thankfully, just coming out the other side of a hellish year, having discovered a lump in her breast while watching a feature on This Morning this time last year urging women to check themselves.

During her 12 months of treatment, losing her hair, feeling poorly and terrified, one thing that kept playing on her mind was maybe never getting the chance to marry her man, Gareth. They had already got engaged, but finances and then Annie’s illness meant any solid plans to become man and wife had to go on the backburner indefinitely.

 

And then came This Morning Throws A Wedding.
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Wedding diary: One week to go for vow renewal Charlie!

This time next week, my good friend Charlie Smith from Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com) will have tied the knot once again to husband of nine years, Dan. They will have seen all their plans come together and declared their never-ending love in front of their family and friends – including myself and Mr Robertson.

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Checking in to see how Mrs Smith is doing with one week to go until her vow renewal…
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Wedding diary: Vow renewal for Charlie from Truly I Do

In just a few short weeks, my good friend Charlie Smith from Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com) will stand with husband Dan before their friends and family and renew their wedding vows…but this time, their three children will be a huge part of proceedings.

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Catching up with Mrs Smith to see how the planning is coming together for September 19…
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Gifts: Cotton ideas for second wedding anniversary

As much as I love all things different, I also like to stick with tradition occasionally. And so, with our second wedding anniversary coming up, I had a look into cotton themed gift ideas, as tradition goes.

 

Here are a selection of the wonderful cotton gifts I came across in my search…

Some of my wonderful contacts even produced some gifts, just for us!

gartergarterPersonalised garter (featuring a leopard print bow as a nod to my hen garter) by Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com/)

personalised giftPersonalised Team Robertson robe by Just For Eve (www.justforeve.co.uk)

giftPersonalised cushion (we met on dating website Plenty of Fish!) by Ableys (www.ableys.co.uk)

 

I’d love to hear your ideas for cotton themed second wedding anniversary gifts, post your ideas below…

Wedding diary: Vow renewal for Charlie from Truly I Do

Many of you will already know Charlie from Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com). If you’re following her page on Facebook, you will be regularly entertained by her wonderfully humorous posts and photos of her beautiful, handmade garters.

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Charlie was my best friend at school. She made my hen and wedding garters and is the go-to person for any bride looking for an ultra special, bespoke garter.

 

But for now, it’s time to turn the attention onto Charlie: the bride. Married already to Dan and with three children completing their family, the Smiths are planning a vow renewal for September this year to cement their “gang”.

 

We will be following Charlie – Mrs Smith – on her vow renewal planning journey!

 

Handing over the blog to Charlie…
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Giveaway: Congrats to bride on winning Truly I Do garter!

Thanks to all of you who took part in my competition to win this beautiful garter by Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com/) over on Instagram.

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But, there can only be one winner and the lucky bride is…. xjessxjx Judging by her Instagram profile, Jess gets married in just a few short days and so this prize is perfect timing for her!

 

Congrats Jess, get in touch asap and we’ll get the Truly I Do garter posted out to you asap!

 

We would love to see a photo of you wearing your garter on your big day, too!

Giveaway: Free garter from Truly I Do!

It’s with huge excitement that I welcome back one of my favourite bridal specialists this week. Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com/) has returned from a year’s break, now once again offering brides the unique opportunity to have the most precious, bespoke garters made just for them.

Got a husband who loves his football team almost as much as you or maybe he’s crazy about Batman? Whatever the theme, Truly I Do can make a garter for you. Or, maybe you’ve got an image in your head of the type of lace, beads, ribbon or other personalisation you’d like to include? Not a problem!

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Guest blog: Adore Brides offer one-stop shop for bridalwear

Buying a wedding dress is generally a whole new experience for a bride. Taking along your mum or best friend is always a good idea, but buying from experts who really know their stuff is vital. If you can buy your dress in a one-stop shop which will kit you out with everything you need, even better!

Kelly at Adore Brides

Luckily, I found my dream dress at Adore Brides (www.adorebrides.co.uk) and was able to piece together my outfit with their professional guidance.

 

Handing over the blog to Adore Brides…
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Competition! Win 2 tickets for The Wedding Fair at ExCel London!

The best of the best in the wedding industry are preparing to show off their wares at The Wedding Fair at ExCel London this month – and YOU could be going along!

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ARBG has teamed up with Mercury Events to offer one lucky bride and her guest free entry to the show and access to more than 150 wedding suppliers and experts under one roof.
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