Happy birthday to me!

So I recently turned 24. It’s weird how the older you get the more normal your birthdays seem. My usual birthday would include a month of celebrations ranging from low key meals up to wild nights out but these days I just prefer spending my day of birth with family. Don’t get me wrong, I would still love to celebrate with a big night out but this birthday weekend I decided to keep it much more on the down low than usual. We had quite a busy weekend planned anyway. On the Saturday my nephew had his first Holy Communion and I was the ultimate proud Auntie! He looked so smart and sang songs in church which just made my heart melt.

On the Sunday (my birthday) I had planned to attend a wedding fair with my mum and sister. This was my first wedding fair so incorporating this with my birthday was my idea of a good time. The fair was held at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire, called Wedstival ’19 and arranged by Brides up North. We had so much fun because it wasn’t as much a fair, it was more like a festival with live bands, prosecco and cocktail bars and wedding suppliers galore! Some girls I saw walking around with glitter on their face and having a good dance to the bands who were performing. I think it’s so worth going to wedding fairs because even if you’re planning on doing a lot of decor yourself you can get so many great ideas and the cakes and dresses were incredible. It was great to have a real look around and figure out what I want for the wedding and obviously it made me way too excited to begin planning our own!

To finish off a fun birthday I spent the evening with Jake’s family, drinking lots of gin and having a good laugh. We decided to be proper British and sit in the garden all night, even with it being freezing, we just wrapped ourselves up in blankets and drank a bit more to get our alcohol jacket on! Jake is treating me to a shopping spree and a trip to Amsterdam for my birthday present which is so exciting. I’ve never been to Amsterdam before so I can’t wait to experience it for the first time. So, here is to turning 24 and seeing what this year has in store for me!