At The Beach // Yeongheungdo Island

28 March 2012

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Sunglasses - Chloe. Khaki jacket - F21. Cheesy smirk - All me.

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Good old fashioned fun - skimming stones.
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Yellow leather clutch with strap & pastel coloured print scarf - Zara.
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Did you read my last post? Told you I'm mentally about 5 years old!
Hola chicas! How was your weekend? (And urrrmm...half your week??)

I had another lovely weekend; the sun was shining, we took a short trip to a small island off the west coast of Korea, we ate waaaay too much food, we got pretty tipsy, we lazed on the couch and we caught up via Skype with friends and family. All in all another great weekend.

It's Wednesday now though, I can't believe it! That means it was four days since I last blogged. Four days that somehow feel like four weeks! The worst part is you'd think I'd have something super whizzer awesome to show you by now buuuuut...well...yeah, I don't!

So what've I been doing all this time?? 

Well, I've tried to make a start on planning our wedding! Eeeek! First task - pick a venue and a date. 

We already decided we'll get married in Thailand since we love it there, its quite easy to reach from here, the weathers perfect at the time of year we want to get married and we know some great places there too. In fact we almost immediately settled on Koh Samui, a small island off the east coast, as the destination.

"You've just got to pick a hotel now, should be easy enough, I'll just see where I like the look of and take it from there" I naively thought to myself.

A few zillion emails later, with about six different spreadsheets detailing costs versus time versus locations and having scoured every corner of Tripadvisor I am none the wiser. How do people choose these things? Where I go from here I honestly do not know!!

I guess that's how I reached Wednesday without even realising it! If you don't hear from me until next week you know what I'm doing!

xxx


PS: Have you planned or been to a destination wedding before? Where was it? If you have any links to blogs about destination weddings/wedding planning I'd love to see!

72 comments:

  1. That scarf looks lovely and the beach looks pretty good too. As overwhelming as it is, bet you're jumping up and down inside, you're planning your wedding. Yay, so exciting!! Looking forward to more updates :))

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    1. Yeah, I am excited, stressed but really excited!! :)

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  3. Love your accessories! Thailand sounds amazing for a wedding! Koh Samui is fantastic! Congrats!
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    1. Thanks hun! Koh Samui is gorgeous which is why we've chosen to get married there! :)

      x

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  4. Love your chanel watch! so pretty! How exciting about the wedding, you should get married in the hotel in The Hangover 2 :P
    xxx

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    1. Haha, that would be pretty cool, I take it you mean the one they arrive at in the speed boat?! I don't know where it is though... :(

      x

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  5. Haha, the last picture made me laugh. You're adorable! :)
    Unfortunately I have no clue about planning a wedding and don't know blog about it either. But I collected a few links a friend sent me:
    http://iqtell.com/2011/09/how-to-plan-a-wedding-without-stress/
    http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/weddings/planning/wedding-planning-checklist-00000000000222/index.html
    http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning-tools/tools-wedding-checklist.aspx

    Hope this helps!

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    1. Aw thanks so much. Thanks for the links too, they definitely look useful :)

      x

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  6. It looks gorgeous there! What island did you visit? Good luck with all the wedding plans btw! I'm sure it will all work out perfectly :) I've only been to Koh Thao but I've heard Koh Samui is amazing.

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    1. Yeah it was quite nice, one of the better areas of the north west I think. It's called Yeongheung island, it's near to Incheon. It's fairly nearby us and so easy to visit because we can drive onto it (it's connected by a bridge to the mainland).

      Yeah, Koh Samui is lovely, I'm so excited, I just wish it was next month and not net year!!

      x

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  7. I feel your confusion! (just in a smaller setting!!) Im off on holiday in a few months and picking places to stay is SO HARD!!! Trip advisor ends up scaring me out of it!! Travel Agents are normally pretty good at giving you ideas on places within a budget so maybe that will help? You need one of these too! http://shop.cottonon.com/shop/product/journal-momentos/
    Have fun with it!! xoxo

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    1. Im glad I'm not the only one who gets scared by Tripadvisor!! I always try to remember of course in 500+ reviews there will be something bad but as soon as I read the bad thing I'm like, nah, no way, nu uh, not going there! hahaha!

      x

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  8. Yay on planning your wedding, I loved planning mine and wish I could renew my vows every year just so I could plan it :) We married in our home town so it wasn't too much of a hastle but my only advice is not to listen to anyone other than your partner, it's your day and you're the only 2 that opinions that matter. We had our honeymoon in Thailand and loved it. Good luck x

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    1. Thats good advice, ill try to remember that. It's certainly seems like it'd be easy to start worrying too much about everyone else and end up not having the wedding we want.

      Where in Thailand did you honeymoon?

      x

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    2. We started off at Bangkok for a couple of days and then went to Hua Hin for the rest of the Honeymoon. x

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  9. Loving ur nails and ur accessories..Looks like u had great fun!
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    1. yeah I always have fun at the beach, I'm really such a big kid! :) x

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  10. good luck !!! this is pretty exciting :)
    This is near your place right? so nice!!

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    1. Yeah it's really easy to get to from our new place, pretty short drive if we hadn't got lost a little on the way and then stopped for lunch, haha! When are you going to come visit? Hehe!

      x

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  11. I love all of your bracelts paired with that watch. Wedding planning is stressful but it can be lots of fun too. Good luck with all of your planning!

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    1. Thanks! I think you're right, I'm currently a weird mix of crazily excited and seriously stressed out, haha! I'm sure as soon as I choose a place I'll feel a bit better though. x

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  12. Pretty stack of bracelets!
    As for the wedding, try not to stress out too much :) It sounds like you're in the beginning of planning mode, where it's all crazy and hectic. It'll all work out! Take it one step at a time.

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    1. I'll try my best, I have plenty of time so I really shouldn't stress about it...yet! :) x

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  13. Ohoho, that's why I decided to get married in Las Vegas ^.^ I didn't elope, either! I had a lovely ceremony package in one of the gardens at Caesars Palace <3 60 lovely friends and family members all managed to show, too! If you can get a package it is so much less stressful (but you have to be more open to not picking out every little detail, so it depends a lot on your personality and preferences).

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    1. Ive thought about a Vegas wedding myself, not in a wedding chapel or anything like that but as you said you did, in the gardens of one of the hotels. I've seen pics and those weddings look beautiful. I figured they must be really expensive though. What kind of price do wedding packages there start from?


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  14. Aweee... great photos Amelia! Looks like a super time! I love beaches and anything to do with beaches! You take lovely photos! Much better ones then I do.. I'm still currently in the learning process. My camera just has way too many features, settings, lenses... it's complicated LOL!

    hugs, xo!
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    1. Hehe, trust me I'm the same. I've had mine ages now and I still can't get it to focus sometimes!! :/ Which camera did you get?

      x

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  15. Nice nice nice! :))


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  16. LOVE this ZARA scarf!!!!


    xxx


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    1. Thanks, i love the aztec print and the pastel together :) x

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  17. heeey you're so funny and cute with that smile :) looks like 5 year old age suits you perfectly!

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  18. Wow, gorgeous location! And bag, I love the color of it. xx

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  19. Great blog <3
    I'm your new Follower

    Love Meroda
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    1. Thank you for following, stop by again soon :)

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  20. kudos to you for having the time to blog this often AND plan your wedding, that must be a lot!! Love your blog so please don't stop!! haha

    Chic and Unique

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    1. Thanks sweetie! I won't stop, I promise! x

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  21. nice pics!! looks like u had a great time =)

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    1. Yeah, a day at the beach is always fun :) x

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  22. love this outfit and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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    1. I already follow you hun! :) Thanks for following me! x

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  23. Gorgeous photos and a great post- totally in love with your pastel nails! Xx

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    1. Thanks darling! :) Glad you like them, I'm loving pastel on my nails at the moment! x

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  24. hey love ive also been meaning to ask, what kind of foundation + powder/bronzer do you wear? your skin and makeup is always so flawless and id really love to hear/read your every day routine!
    xoxo

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    1. Hey Doll, thanks so much! =)

      I did a post a while back about my usual makeup routine, it's nothing fancy, I mainly use MAC. Here's the post:

      http://www.ducklingtoswan.com/2012/01/everyday-face.html#more

      xxx

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  25. Neat post and love your blog... would you like to follow each other!

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    1. Thanks so much. I checked out your blog and left you a comment there! :) x

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  26. Nice outfit, I adore your bracelets! x

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  27. very nice!!

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  28. Wonderfull Blog my Dear! :)

    Hihi, I test drove the Renault twizy on Saturday. Such a lovely Car! I bet you'll also like it :P

    enjoy your day xx

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  29. I love the pastel accesories! The bag is so cute! xo

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    1. yep, I'm a bit addicted to pastels especially at the moment, they're so pretty! Thanks for commenting :) x

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  30. I haven't planned a wedding yet. but I went to langkawi (small island, actually belongs to malaysia) with my family and there's this resort called the mutiara burau bay resort which is incredible. They have fantastic food and they actually built their swimming pool smaller because otherwise they would have destroyed the habitat of some butterfly lizards that only exist there end somewhere in south america :-) They have tucans, mina birds and a chimpansee that loes to drink milo and gets you coconuts from the trees. Just check it out... I liked it there :-)

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    1. I'll check it out. I went to some islands in Malaysia before, they were gorgeous and I've heard really good things about Langkawi from friends. Thanks for the recommendation! :) x

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  31. Cute photos! Looks like your having a really nice time! Oooh that sounds exciting beginning to plan your wedding, good luck! I really lie your pastel yellow Zara bag!xx

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  32. I loved the photos, so pretty!

    I love visiting your blog, very cool!
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    kissing Vanessa

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  33. love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other?

    Agnes

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  34. Lovely blog, stunning pictures !! :)
    ..and I love your nail polish :)

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  35. darling you are so lucky that u have seaside!!! :)
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  36. Gorgeous photos and lovely pastel nails!

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  38. I definitely wouldn't know where to begin, and this assures me that I am right on that, lol! Good luck to you! How long have you been engaged?

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  39. Aaaw...get married on Thailand...amazing! :))
    Btw, love this scarf and bag :))
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