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Hey, long time no see…!

October 26, 2012


Where’ve you been? Didn’t you hear that Bride and Joy has moved to its new home at

Or about our fabulous DIY-infused Mid Century Modern styled winter wedding

Or all the quirky brides and grooms we’ve featured in the last year? 

It’s time for a catchup! See you over at


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April 11, 2011

Hello there!

Did you ever have that niggling feeling that there was a party going on that everyone else knew about but you?

Well sorry to break it to you, but there is… because Bride & Joy has now moved to her new home at

Lisa Bride and Joy

This means it’s going to be a whole lot quieter around here from now on…

Yep, we can’t rule out a bit of tumbleweed.

And it’s a pain, but rss subscribers,  you’ll have to change your rss reader over to the new site – it’s feed is

I promise, promise, promise it will all be worth it! There will be oodles of real weddings, DIY projects, competitions and bucketloads of The Quirk Factor. AND THAT’S JUST FOR STARTERS…

See you over at I’ll bring the champagne and canapés!

A Very Special Announcement…

April 6, 2011

I have been keeping this under my hat for some time now but at last the time is come when I can spill the beans…


A New Beginning

On Monday April 11th, I am launching The blog has gone from strength to strength on WordPress but it has started to outgrow itself, so I am making the move… and I am looking forward to all that’s in store.


The Quirk Factor

As you probably know, I am obsessed with all things quirky and the new blog will focus on finding The Quirk Factor – things that make a wedding unique to the couple that’s getting married.



To celebrate the relaunch I am holding a great big competition. I hope you will drop by on Monday to enter. There will be lots of prizes, all will be revealed on Monday.

In the meantime, it’s adios from my wordpress site. It’s been emotional, WordPress. It’s not you. It’s me.

But I hope to see you all over at the new site on Monday and thanks for all your support and encouragement all along.


The Groom’s Perspective: All Quirk and No Plain

April 5, 2011

The Groom Speaks IconThere’s been a lot of talk of quirk in these quarters and I think it’s only fair that I chip in with my thoughts on the matter…

I don’t know if people would describe me as quirky – and I probably don’t really want to know what people say about me anyway – although I definitely had a bit of an extrovert streak in me when I was younger. That may have mellowed with age, but I think I can still bring on the quirk when needed.

Having looked at Lisa’s recent posts on quirky grooms, I do like the idea of having custom-made unusual cufflinks for the Big Day, instead of the run-of-the-mill ones you usually see at weddings. In fact, you don’t usually see them at all at weddings, which kind of defeats the purpose of having them, so having quirky ones would definitely set me apart from other grooms and could be a good ice-breaker. I like the look of the ‘Penny for your Thoughts’ ones featured. I think I’d go for something that had a personal meaning for us, like maybe Mickey Mouse because I proposed in Disneyland.

Luckily, I’m not much of a macho man (otherwise I wouldn’t even be writing a blog post – writing is for wimps) Read more…

Retro Flavour Wedding

April 4, 2011

Kerry and Stewart’s vintage-style wedding was big on details. Look at the retro poster that’s hanging on the wall behind the dress, it really sets the scene for the day.

Read more…

My New Favourite Thing

April 1, 2011

I picked up this little beauty in the Art and Hobby Store in Jervis during the week and I am raving about it! It’s a round corner punch by X-Cut.  I had seen them online before and had been to various crafty stores around town hoping to find one. It makes every edge so much prettier! I’ve taken to clipping the corners off my to-do lists simply to make them look nicer (in the vain hope that I would then do the things on the list – updates on progress to follow).

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March Round-up

March 31, 2011

It’s the 31st of March already – and it’s my parents’ wedding anniversary! Big congratulations Mam & Dad!

Here’s what we’ve been up to this month:

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