Sorry for disappearing on you guys – my amazing husband planned an action packed first few days here in Oahu, Hawaii to celebrate my birthday.

It's been a whirlwind of welcome leis, vintage plane rides, surf lessons, swimming with dolphins, and a delightfully cheesy but fun Luau.

Our next stop is The Big Island where there are volcanoes waiting to be explored and then we're hopping over to Maui for a taste of some of Hawaii's best beaches.*

Hawaii Illustration by Charles Allen, 1960 via Print Collection

I haven't forgotten about you but, as it turns out, I really really needed a break…

The plan was to line up lots of pretty posts for you all in my absence but, after a mini meltdown over my ever expanding inbox, I've been ordered to take a much needed blogging/social media/email break. To switch off, read a book (instead of a screen), get back to nature and take some time for myself and my husband.

It's been blissful so far.

I do hope you are able to do the same at some point this summer (that includes taking a mini break from wedding plans/stresses) – even if it's only for a weekend or a day.

Aloha Hawaii Illustration by Kerne Erickson via All Posters

So lovelies, have a great week ahead and I'll see you next week!

In the meantime, if you're looking for inspiration, the Wedding Film Gallery has enough gorgeous films to keep you occupied for days and of course there's a plethora of pretty in the Photo Gallery.

While the archives are filled to the brim with chic, creative and unique:

Real Weddings

Inspiration Shoots

Expert Wedding Planning Tips

Wedding Dress Collections

DIY Tutorials

Bridal Beauty Posts

If that's not enough to quench your thirst for all things wedding, why not mosey on over to Bridal Musings on Pinterest where I've curated over 100 rather gorgeous wedding boards!

Also you can find out about my fave Pinterest boards and share your faves here.

Sending you sunshine and rainbows,

(We saw FOUR rainbows within 24 hours of arriving in Honolulu – no wonder they're on the number plates out here!)

Love Elizabeth xx

*Hawaii honeymoon ideas post to follow soon!