Monday, 14 July 2014

WEDDING: 6 WEEKS TO GO

I can't quite believe that it's so soon until we get married! It's gone so fast. Our whole engagement has been so stress free. I thought by now there would have been a few signs of stress as there isn't long to go, but it's been quite the opposite!

We have a few bits to finalise and last minute things to put together, but nothing major. I've just really enjoyed all of it and have loved focusing on our marriage, instead of putting all our energy into making the day "perfect". 

This weekend I was completely spoilt on hen party number one. All the girls in mine and Tom's families, old and young, went to Whittlebury Hall for a luxury spa weekend. We spent time relaxing in the spa, had facials, massages, ate lots of amazing food, drank champagne and played some games. I came away feeling so incredibly lucky to have such an amazing family, by birth and by marriage! 
Now I am just ridiculously excited for hen party number two, in Barcelona! 

Below is a little hen party photo and some wedding decorations I have been working on.




Monday, 7 July 2014

BACK TO BLOGGING

I am alive! We have finally moved into our new home and have settled in, set up wifi etc, and therefore after months of a blog free world, I am back. 

I'm going to have a much needed blog makeover within the next few weeks, and will be blogging regularly again from now on!

Lots of exciting things ahead including my Barcelona hen party, our wedding, honeymoon and lots of exciting things work wise. Along with a few exciting announcements over the upcoming months, I hope you will join me on this journey via the blog/Instagram! 

Here are a few photos of our home I uploaded to instagram recently (@whatkatharinedoes), expect a lot of home posts as we continue to settle in and transform it into our own!






Sunday, 18 May 2014

BE BACK SOON

I haven't posted in forever due to how chaotic things are at the moment. I moved back to Sheffield a couple of weeks ago, and have since been doing a 2 hour commute to York every morning and night. My life feels all over the place, living out of a suitcase at Tom's parents house!
However, we have found somewhere beautiful to live and will be moving in 2 weeks. After we're settled I will be posting regularly again! In the mean time I am still using instagram @whatkatharinedoes 

Here are a couple of photos from when I left my old store, they surprised me with lots of amazing gifts and flowers. But the best surprise was of course the life size Harry Styles cardboard cut out. 







Friday, 25 April 2014

COUNTRY WALKING

Tom and I went for a walk on Horsell common in order to find a couple of photo locations for our wedding day! It's beautiful and literally round the corner from my house, where the reception will be!

Dress// Topshop
Oversized lace top// Asda
Boots// Topshop
Bag// Cambridge satchel 



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

OP SHOPPING

Whilst on our little holiday we explored a lot of charity shops. Here are a few of my finds.


Monday, 21 April 2014

EASTER IN THE SHEPHERDS HUT

Having a 5 day 'weekend' in celebration of Easter has been perfect to say the least. Tom has 2 weeks holiday from work, so has been staying down here with me. Having 5 days off together is rare and therefore we decided to attempt to fit as much as possible into our time together. So we made a spontaneous trip down into the Sussex countryside, whilst we were on the drive down I found the sweetest little place to stay just outside of Chichester. It was a converted old shepherds hut, you will see in the pictures below. We visited Winchester, Chichester, Salisbury, Portsmouth, saw lots of cathedrals, and generally just wandered around. We ate lots of good food, went for walks in the countryside including a late night trek down dirt tracks in order to find a pub, the walk home in the dark was interesting.
On Easter morning I made us fresh croissants and tea in the hut for breakfast. After which we went out to visit Stonehenge, which is so amazing! Unfortunately we did get caught in a lot of rain, and by a lot I mean I have never been more soaked in my life. You will be able to see from the photos below, my make up literally streaming off my face.

All in all we had such an amazing time, saw a lot of beautiful places and celebrated the real meaning of Easter together, which of course was the most important part of the weekend.






















Thursday, 17 April 2014

NATIVE ROSE

I took these photos of beautiful Monica a couple of weeks ago, when we received some beautiful new pieces at work from Native Rose. Their stunning and bright prints are complete head turners and are absolutely perfect for festival season. Go and check out the other lines available at Urban Outfitters.