Is it really all just for ‘one day’?

Is it really all just for ‘one day’?

Okay, so as a bride-to-be how many times has ‘all this, just for one day’ been said to you? Have you even thought it yourself? I have already had so many people accost me with questions about it ‘just being for one day’. Well, people, I’m about to take you on a journey of discovery.

Newsflash! It’s not just about one day.

Just for one day? Part 1…

Firstly, it’s not ‘just a day’. It’s the foundation for your marriage. The day it all started. A celebration of your love. A chance for you to show the people around you how much they mean to you, how much you mean to them, and how much you (as a couple) mean to each other. It’s pretty symbolic.

Not to mention the family & friends reunion side of it. Tell me another instance where you get to sit in a room with all the most important people in your life. In one place. Altogether. For a happy occasion. You can’t? That’s because there isn’t one.

Just for one day? Part 2…

Secondly, why wouldn’t you want an excuse to dress up in the best and most expensive clothing you can afford, drink amazing wine, eat wonderful food, and dance the night away? And whilst smiling the entire time! That sounds like the perfect day. What’s not to love?!

Just for one day? Part 3…

Seriously though, it really isn’t just about that one day. Thirdly, and most importantly, it’s about the journey.

It’s about that indescribable feeling of being proposed to, and the tears of excitement and happiness as you share the news with family & friends.

It’s about deciding who you want to stand beside you on the day, and watching their expression as you tell them.

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It’s about working with your partner and making decisions about your day which reflect you as a couple, and learning more about each other as you do so.

It’s about listening to and respecting your partner’s thoughts & visions for your day and coming to conclusions that you are both happy with.

It’s about wedding dress shopping with your mum and girl-friends, drinking bubbles and squealing for no particular reason, just because.

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It’s about the days out with you girls/boys and giving them a chance to show you how much you mean to them.

It’s about sharing your excitement with your parents, and watching how happy it makes them to see you so elevated.

It’s about all of those little things in the build up. All of the decisions you make because of the wedding. All the conversations you have and all the memories you make along the way.

So, no, it’s not all for just one day.

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A Day at Talland Bay

A Day at Talland Bay

What a beautiful afternoon it is here in Tavistock! I hope the sun stays, but the forecast isn’t looking so good for this week…

Anyway, on Thursday I was lucky enough to spend my day at the gorgeous Talland Bay, which is in between Looe and Polperro in Cornwall. The sun was out that day too, and the views were just stunning. Hopefully I will be down there again over the next couple of weeks.

 

B x

 

 

First Blog Post!

First Blog Post!

Welcome to Lila Bailey’s very first blog post…

Hello lovely people. It is a beautiful April day and I’m sitting in the sunshine looking forward to the summer and all the weddings ahead. Today I’m working on the website and brainstorming different styled shoot ideas in collaboration with Milli Fleur and The Empty Box Company, two of Lila Bailey’s recommended suppliers. It is an exciting time as things are starting to come together, but there is still so much on the horizon… I wish it could all be done now! But the greatest things often take the longest time (or so I keep telling myself).

This morning I visited the gorgeous Dartmoor venue, Ever After, at Lower Grenofen. I may be biased but I do think it is just the most phenomenal place, especially in the sunshine; I am very much looking forward to co-ordinating weddings there this summer.

Well, thanks for checking in and I hope you have a magical day.

 

B x