Hello Hive!

How exciting is this?! I’ve been reading this website now for a number of months and now all of a sudden I’m going to be one of those girls writing the content! I really hope I do good.

It was my fiancé (who we’ll refer to as “Jack” from now on) who encouraged me to apply for this. He’s one of those over-achievers—you know the type. The kind of guy who has to be good at everything, and is disappointed in himself if he comes in second place.

I’ve had a blog for as long as I can remember, but despite being jealous of those who wrote for a huge audience, I just didn’t have that drive that he has to push for more readers. I guess a lot of it comes down to a lack of belief in myself—there were so many better blogs than mine, you know? What did I have to talk about that someone else couldn’t do better?

Well, wedding planning isn’t new. And there are plenty of incredible bees here with their own stories to share, but for once I’m going to stand up and say “Hey—I think my wedding will be pretty awesome, and I would like to share my experiences with people and hope that they get something out of it.”

Because if one person decides they’re going to make 500 meters of bunting, or has the same bridesmaid dilemma that I have had, and they read a post and relate and feel better—then my job here is a job well done.

When I got my email from Mrs. Penguin I let out a squeal. Other bees have posted pictures of themselves in that moment of excitement, but I was sat on the couch in my PJs, drinking a cup of tea. No photos. Jack and his best man were here to witness it, though, and instead of being supportive and congratulatory, they laughed at me. One of those “Oh, yeah—she’s crazy” kind of laughs.

Maybe I did get a little too excited. But 2013 has only just begun, and so far it’s been one hell of a good year. Here’s to the remaining 11 months.



Personal photo


Mrs. Jackrabbit

Brighton, UK
Wedding Date:
September 2013
The Perfect Escort
Hoppily Ever After: Step Right up to the Ice Cream Truck
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Kelsey, Guest @ 12:26 pm

    Are those dreads? If so, I normally don’t like them but they look great on you! Adorable!

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    sugarpea 5088 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:37 pm

    Welcome! (: I love your writing style! I haven’t really been reading the blogs for the past year, but I’m definitely going to be following your journey. I’m so excited to hear more about you and your wedding ♥

  3. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:42 pm

    There’s something magical and wonderful about every wedding and yours will be no different! So excited to read more about it! :) yay for a UK bride!

  4. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5689 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:18 pm

    Welcome Miss Jackrabbit! Can’t wait to learn more about you. :)

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 1:39 pm

    Dreds! British! YES!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 1:50 pm

    Yay! Can’t wait to read more. :)

  7. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:32 pm

    Hello and welcome!! We’re so glad to have you!

  8. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 3:57 pm

    Welcome! Can’t wait to read more!

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    wb3245 4225 posts, Honey bee @ 4:21 pm


  10. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:44 pm

    Welcome! I really want to read more about your wedding.

  11. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 5:48 pm

    Just realized I got engaged four days after you! Yay! October was a good month 😉

  12. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:25 pm

    You two are so adorable, I can’t wait to hear all about you guys and your wedding!

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 7:37 pm

    Howdy from Texas, and welcome to the hive!

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    Wouldyoukindlyy, Guest @ 7:58 pm

    I think you just became my favorite blogger! Love the dreads!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 9:37 pm


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    xjamit 42 posts, Newbee @ 10:26 am

    Welcome Miss Jackrabbit! We’re so glad to have you!

  17. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:16 pm

    Welcome! Can’t wait to read about your journey!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 3:29 pm

    Welcome Miss Jackrabbit!! :)

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:20 pm

    Welcome, Miss Jackrabbit! Can’t wait to learn more about you and your wedding!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:33 am

    Yay! Welcome, Miss Jackrabbit!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:27 pm

    Welcome! Love your dreads :)

  22. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 12:24 pm

    SO late but welcome! excited you’re here!

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