Lauren's Bridal Edit 1: I Said Yes!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

...a while ago! For those of you know me from Instagram I'm @prichardwedding, also known as Lauren in daily life when I'm not in my wedding planning bubble. 

My wonderful fiancé proposed on New Year's Eve of 2018 (31.12.2017) at The Refinery in Edinburgh, and it was truly the most magical moment of my life. Every detail was perfect and even our lovely waitress was in tears! Matthew arranged for a huge bouquet of red roses to be brought out after the proposal and when we walked home through Edinburgh that night so many people stopped to congratulate us. From that moment on planning my wedding has taken over my life, and since I love to consume as much wedding content as possible, Tiffany and I thought... why not create it?  


We set the date for 12.09.2020 two years ago. Enter Covid-19 to mess that up. My wedding date is now 10th September 2021. I want to use this column as an extension of my Instagram, sharing my inspiration and wedding planning experiences – the good, the bad and the guestlist. My column will aim to provide much more detail than is possible on Instagram, and I will always try to share advice along the way. I am so lucky that our wedding suppliers are so lovely to work with and their work is keeping me excited right now! 


I'll finish this introductory column with a little bit about myself and our wedding... 


My fiancé Matthew and I are from Glasgow and met at school when we were 16. We've been together for over 5 years since 2015. When we finished school we moved to Edinburgh together to go to university, which is where we currently live with our little kitty Jasmine. I was recently appointed Quirky Wedding Fayre Event Manager for Central Scotland, so expect to see some wonderful whacky fayres for alternative couples and suppliers coming in Winter 2020/Spring 2021. 

I am graduating in Business Management MA (Hons) in summer 2020 and my dissertation was all about the effectiveness of Instagram for information search in the wedding industry and was inspired by the bridal community on Instagram. When I first created @prichardwedding I never expected to meet so many brides who I now consider friends, my followers make me smile every single day and I love sharing my wedding journey.  


We are getting married at a Georgian mansion in the Scottish Borders on the banks of the river tweed – venue post pending. Planning a wedding while both being students, our budget is tight but with enough research and DIY we haven't had to compromise on our big day. Choosing September we decided to have an autumnal theme with rich burgundies, nude pink and champagne gold. My bouquet must-haves were big red roses as they were the first flowers Matthew ever bought me, and he also arranged for the restaurant to bring out a huge bouquet after he proposed. After that, it was quicksand roses, café au lait dahlia and heaps of eucalyptus and greenery.  

 With Love, Lauren xo

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