Some of you might remember this post about my planned wedding present to my BFF and her now-husband.

Well, it came back from the framers (London Art Company) yesterday! I’ve since changed the design slightly, but the idea remains the same. And yes, the dates are different because I accidentally used the wrong date on the original design. I ended up printing it A3 and combined with the frame, it turned out perfectly. With printing at Officeworks and getting it framed (including glass), this turned out to be pretty budget-friendly.

Oh, and she loved it, btw :)  I think she finally realised why I kept hounding her about her first dance song choices, haha!

Even though my BFF’s wedding is 6 months away, I’m already thinking of part of my wedding gift to her and the groom. I’m going to get them something from the registry (a ‘for them’ gift), but also want to get them something individually - ‘for her’ and ‘for him’.

I know I want to get her a pair of beautiful, special occasion earrings, just unsure which ones to get her! Her engagement ring is white gold with filigree detailing with diamonds and a mid to light blue sapphire in the middle, so I wanted to get her a pair of earrings that complements that. She’s also a fan of vintage-esque looking things.

I also want the earrings to complement my present to the groom, which is a pair of cufflinks. The cufflinks will either be silver + gold Celtic shields or Claddagh cufflinks (the bride wears a silver Claddagh ring every day).

Should I choose 1, 2, 3 or 4? They’re all roughly the same price, so that’s not a deal breaker.

- One

White and blue diamonds, 25mm long.

- Two

White sapphires and aquamarine, 27mm long.

- Three

White and blue diamonds, 15.5mm long.

- Four

Vintage earrings, unknown stones, 102mm long.

I’m thinking 4 might be a bit too gaudy and they’re actually bloody long! 1 is a little too small for my idea of special occasions. I’m personally leaning towards 2. 


If you know me in real life and have ever wondered how much I value you as a person, wait until I give you a present and see if I wrap it or not.

The ratio of how much I like you is directly proportionate to how much time and effort I spent on wrapping your present and making a hand-made gift tag.

And, well, if you get a gift bag and generic greeting card…sucks to be you.

After a mix up with shipping my BFF’s engagement gift finally arrived. Now it’s all wrapped and ready to be given!