Friday, 24 February 2012

Taking a Leap

Let's rewind four and a bit years to late 2007. My Mr Wonderful and I had been smitten with each other for a few years, had recently bought a place together and life in general was pretty sweet. However I was becoming increasingly impatient about the lack of ring on a certain finger.
Marriage had long before been discussed, and it was a given that one day we would tie the knot. But there seemed to be little sign of an imminent proposal. I dropped hints, nagged and I am embarrassed to admit I even threw a strop (in my defence much alcohol had been consumed)! 

It was during said strop that I turned around to find my husband on one knee with a ring in his hand. So much for a romantic proposal, but hey if you will behave like a brat....

Back to the here and now, we are just a few days away from 29th February and the tradition of ladies proposing on the one extra day that slips into the calendar every four years. And this coupled with the memories of my own impatience has got me thinking, that had 2008 arrived without a proposal would I have begun planning my own Leap Day proposal?

Perhaps, although I wouldn't have known where to start.

But help is at hand for any ladies planning to pop the question this year. The Golden Afternoon Tea Company are offering a free Marry Me Tea and we at Rose Tinted Days have thrown in a free engagement shoot for the winner.

So if you are planning on proposing, or know someone who is, point them in this direction! I think I would have had my eye on a picnic proposal.
Golden Afternoon Tea Company by Thomas Bowles

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Treasure Pleasure

The buzz of bagging a bargain has always thrilled me. I’m not talking clothes shopping during the sales, which drive me to distraction. I’m talking about the joy of rummaging at jumbles, car boot sales and the online equivalent of ebay and gumtree. One man's junk is most certainly another man's treasure.

What I love most is that when you set out with a certain, random item in mind and as if by magic you spot it amongst a pile of junk and your day is made. 

A slight obsession over the past year has been flashcards. The older the better. When the card is slightly mottled and discoloured with age. I've yet to find any in this condition as yet, but I'll continue to look. But in the meantime I have been having fun with my flashcard collection......

Things we like at Rose Tinted Days
This would look great framed, like these from Design Sponge:

Number flashcards could make great table numbers for a wedding as seen here. Or creating an image for your thank you cards like this:
Image by Miller + Miller
From these:

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

To Quote Julia Roberts.....

as Vivian in Pretty Woman "Don't you just love Prince?" 

Yes, yes I do. I love the Purple One. He's a musical genius. 

However I need to tweak his lyrics. I'm not going to party like it's 1999, tonight I'm going to party like I am 99.

Or at least that was the case on Saturday when I had the joy and honour of photographing my friends granny's 99th Birthday party. 

And what a truly amazing day it was. A room brimming with life, love and laughter.

Scrumptious cakes and beautiful vintage tea sets - Golden Afternoon Tea Company

Friday, 3 February 2012

Pre Wedding Shoot - Winkworth Arboretum

Sunshine and blue skies accompanied my drive up to Winkworth Arboretum, but alas as I pulled into the car park the cloud won over. Typical.

However it didn't dampen my spirits, as I got to hear about all the lovely details that Claire and Dave have planned for their big day at Cowdray Walled Gardens in March. They have some gems up their sleeves so watch this space!