My name is Katie Crawford and I am a wedding addict! I love weddings, reading about them, looking at pictures of them and going to them. I regularly have to bite my tongue not to overload bride-to-be friends be with ideas, tips and suggestions. So, in order to provide me with an outlet to get my geek on I have created Best Day Ever. A place where I can pour all my ideas and inspiration, and hopefully a resource for you and your fiancée to help plan your best day ever.
To be honest I have not been an out and proud wedding fan all my life. I was firmly in the closet with my wedding lust before my mid 20’s partly I think I was trying (and most likely failing) to act cool. But mainly I think I just didn’t respond to the weddings I was seeing, 80’s hoop skirts, dried chicken and peach satin just doesn’t float my boat. But it seems before my nose there has been a shift, couples have started taking control of their day and weddings have become elegant, unique and cool
My first experience of bridal fashion was as a model for a friends bridal boutique. That feeling, trying the dresses on, nothing could beat it; it took me by complete surprise. My absolute love of weddings came when my sister got married. It was the most amazing day; I had never been more proud or happy for her. I knew then it was something I wanted to be involved with. Not just for the dress, not just for the event, but for the feeling it can generate.
My own wedding was most definitely one of my best days ever, but more importantly it was the best start to a new chapter in mine and Steve’s lives. That best day has led to many best days ever including the birth of our daughter Maggie, who is now 1. That is why weddings are so special to me and why I think it is so important to have a day that reflects your relationship, your past adventures and your hopes for the future.
I would love to help other couples capture that magic on their day and provide inspiration in any way I can. I’m not an expert but I am a true enthusiast.
Inspired by a passion for individuality, timeless style and a love of unique details, hopefully this blog will cover everything you could find useful when planning your wedding from beauty prep and bridal trends, real life weddings, decorative details and DwwIY tips, plus a bit of planning and organisation guidance thrown in for good measure.
Welcome to best day ever,
lots of love, Katie xx
Oh – and I hate chair covers, lets just get that out of the way now!