Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The awesomeness that was The Blen! (Part 1)

Where do I start?!?



This weekend, I went to Hale, with 5 other girls (although only Roz travelled with me, all the way from Glasgow), to stay with the delicious Bella for her Blen (blog hen).  Almost never have I had so much fun with people I've just met!  I seriously love all these girls!!

Roz and I about to set off on our mammoth car trip
(complete with Percy Pigs of course!)

We all arrived in Hale to a taste test of Cava for the imminent nuptials!!  Brilliant way to kick things off, especially combined with a massive box of Krispy Kreme from the service station en route (I almost screamed when I saw them but apparently we are finally getting a Krispy Kreme up in Scotland!!  So long slimmer Bex!)  ;)

They were only halved so we could all try different flavours!  ;)

We all had a good old natter and catch up while sipping and munching before Bella unveiled her amazing spread, complete with salad in a pan which I think is genius!



The Pimms was promptly made and we stuffed our faces even more!  After this I complained that as Roz and I ended up being the only ones to stay at Bella's (which was actually lovely and we even got a bed!) there would be no other sleeping bags and I had been planning on initiating a sleeping bag competition which I was convinced I would win!  The girls all thought I must have a dragonfly themed sleeping bag complete with wings (how amazing would that be!?!) so I revealed the sleeping bag I have been lusting after since last year and it was a huge hit with everyone wanting a turn!


Much hilarity ensued...







Including Mahj posing for Ryan Lochte!  Before getting too hot - it is a pretty cosy sleeping bag!

This was followed by group photos...




AND THEN we all got to try on Bella's wedding dress rejects before they were sent back!!  And Gemma's amazing wedding headpiece she lent to Bella which we all wanted to wear out for the night! (But didn't Gems don't worry!)








 SO much fun!  We even got a sneak peek at Bella's actual wedding dress!  She looks stunning!

Toasting Bella's dress - obviously I've cropped her out!!

Part two will include the evening fun and games (including an impressive ceiling kick!) and the morning after...

12 comments:

Bella said...

YOU FORGOT THE GALETTE! THE GALETTE!

:P xxxxx

Siobhan said...

It looks like an awful lot of fun. I love her rejects - if those are the rejects I am sure the dress is stunning.

amy said...

Absolutely gutted I missed it but glad you all had such a spankingly lovely time. Roll on ODP!!!!!

steff said...

Ah could not be more jealous, looks like you girls had an amazing time and I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE THAT SLEEPING BAG!!!

Also, as Siobhan says, if those are the rejects I CAN'T WAIT to see the actual dress!

Looking forward to part 2 :) xx

amy said...

Also, Bella, how many dresses did you buy? And where was the sparkly one from? (Am I right in thinking phase eight and john lewis for the other 2?)

amy said...

Oh, and I really want that sleeping bag!

Bella said...

Yes Amy! Phase 8 and JL, and the gold one is JL too - I'm actually wearing the gold one too, but it looked so good on Bex and Zan, who also tried it on, that I couldn't really say take it off!!!!! xx

Clare - Any Other Woman said...

Bells I love all of these dresses - if these are the rejects, the real one must be a beaut!

So gutted that I'm in the wrong country for all of the meet-ups !

amy said...

Interesting! I like it a lot. (although they're all gorgeous frocks, you've got very good taste!)

Katielase said...

This was definitely the most fun I have ever had with people I have never met. Such a brilliant weekend, thank you all.

Also, I can testify that Bella's actual dress is BEYOND STUNNING. Seriously, she looks almost illegally gorgeous.

K x

Roz said...

Such fun ladies :D

Too many laughs to mention and I can also confirm that Bella will be the most stunning bride!! Xxx

Penny said...

TOO MUCH FUN! You are all so completely lovely and I miss you already. Thanks to Bella for putting up with us xxx

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