Think two brides are amazing? Wait until you see the flower nana!

When talking to Sarah about her love for Laura, it was obvious their story is one for the books. From both of them only dating men before each other, to their joint bachelorette party, to being the first same-sex female couple married in their part of the UK, and the fact that they had a ‘flower nan’, they are one interesting couple. It’s no wonder these two brides run their own blog!

Two brides and a flower nana. Lesbian wedding. Sarah Plus Laura.

Tell us about yourselves:

We are Sarah and Laura, two wives who blog at sarahpluslaura.blogspot.co.uk.

Laura is originally from Idaho in the USA and I, Sarah, am from Reading, UK. We met at work in London in 2009, moved to Australia together in 2010 where we travelled for a year before returning to London. We settled in Birmingham, UK in 2013. Our blog features travel, reviews for destinations in the UK and beyond, stories about us, our experiences, and things we love – from food, to our cockapoo Bisbee. We also dedicate a whole section in our blog to preparing for our wedding and then the day itself. Without a doubt, our wedding has been a highlight in our relationship to date.

Tell us about your love story:

In our case, love didn’t come easy. We started new jobs in the same company on the same day. Rather than bonding over the shared experience, our differences meant our first impressions of each other weren’t positive. I was seen as a ‘sour-faced, stuck up, reserved’ British sales person. Laura was an ‘obnoxious, loud, overly upbeat’ American customer services advisor.

We started to work closer together and our initial judgements subsided. After six months we went from hanging out in a group, to spending all our free time together. A few weeks later we admitted we were more than just friends and never looked back!

As we had both only dated men before, the relationship and how quickly our feelings progressed was a shock to both of us. We kept things mainly between us until we were confident that it could be something serious.

From the start, Laura’s parents were amazingly supportive and welcomed me into their home in the USA. Initially, my parents were adamantly against our relationship. It wasn’t until four years later that Laura eventually got an invite to the house. Our relationship with my family is definitely an ‘It gets better’ story.

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How to Help a Runaway Bride. One Hint: Disney World!

As a bridesmaid you will stand by your bride’s side through it all, right? You’ll help her pick out a dress, plan her shower, throw an amazing bachelorette, and of course see her down the aisle. Well what do you do if the bride calls off the entire wedding? When she has, in fact, become a runaway bride!

How to help as a bridesmaid, when the wedding has been called off. Walt Disney World Runaway Bride.

To find out, we’re talking to a group of ladies that call themselves the Mousewives. These four sisters and their mom enjoy all things Disney. So it wasn’t too surprising to hear that when one sister called off her wedding, they ran away to Disney World! Thankfully this story has a happy ending, and they have a few tips for what you can do to help a runaway bride.

Tell us more about each of you and your love for Disney.

Sarah: I was raised on the classic Disney channel and love integrating Disney into our everyday lives! I enjoy crafting and planning every Disney trip detail to a T. My husband and I have branched out from WDW and started cruising with the Disney Cruise Line!

Erin (runaway bride, RB): I am the runaway mousewife of the trip, and the youngest of the group. I am a former cast member in Animal Kingdom as outdoor food and beverage.

Elysabethe:  I’m a former Cast Member as a photopass photographer. Currently I’m a freelance writer and photographer, so blogging is right in my wheelhouse!

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Amazing Disney Themed Bachelorette on Halloween

Disney Themed Joint Bachelor and Bachelorette Party. Bride dressed as Ariel and Groom was Prince Eric. @disneybride2be

Bride-to-be Nicole’s two favorite things are Disney and Halloween. Naturally this makes us instant best friends in our mind!

We’ve been stalking following Nicole on instagram @disneybride2be for a while. When we saw her epic pictures on IG from the couple’s joint bachelor / bachelorette party we begged to hear her full story.

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Will You Hold My Dress While I Pee?

At some point in my teenage years my mother told me a story about a wedding in the late 80’s. As guests often say, “the bride was beautiful”. She was described as having a huge princess gown with lots of lace. Almost in the same breath my mom laughed. She then made an off hand comment that the bride’s dress was so big she needed help from multiple women to use the bathroom. It was a sight she said she’d never forget.

Flash forward 25 years later and brides are still in the same boat. So what do you do when you’re wearing a wedding dress and you need to pee?

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I Realize I Was a Bad Bridesmaid, Now That I’ve Been a Bride.

In this post we interview Lisa from The Wedding Cat about why she thinks she was a bad bridesmaid. She describes herself as a recent bride, who DIY’d the majority of her Detroit wedding, with a little help from friends and family. Besides writing and interviewing you might catch her looking at cat pictures.

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Lisa (far left) as a bridesmaid in her friend Val’s wedding.

What are your favorite parts of being a bridesmaid?

The wedding-related events like the bridal shower, bachelorette, and getting ready together the morning of the wedding. Plus it’s fun to meet new people from the bride’s life. I’ve made really good friends with bridesmaids I’ve met through friend’s weddings.

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Great Gatsby Theme – Bridal Shower Inspiration

One of the most popular themes for bridal showers is the Great Gatsby. Call it a love affair with the 20’s or maybe champagne? Either way it’s a truly fun way to celebrate your bride-to-be in style.

Roaring 1920s Great Gatsby Themed Bridal Shower from bridesmaidsconfession.com

When speaking with bride Melanie about her Gatsby themed shower she told us she was extremely surprised!

My bridesmaids and mother-in-law went above and beyond to ensure that my day was great!

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So how do you make sure the bride has the right attire for the day without ruining the surprise? Do what these bridesmaids did and have the attire at the venue waiting for the bride!

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