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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Dos and Don'ts For Your Wedding Day


  •             Practice your first dance! Although most of us would like to think we look like Fred Astaire and Ginger Roberts on the dance floor the reality is we'll probably end up doing an awkward shuffle! Never the less, try your moves out first in the privacy of your own home to get a feel for it. You may surprise yourselves and feel more comfortable when the big moment comes!

  •             Ask your partner what they want to include in the wedding. It sounds obvious but you can get so swept away with the day itself that you forget to include the things that represent you as a couple.

  •             Make your own decorations! Not only will you save money, you'll appreciate the little details all the more. They'll become a talking point for your family for years to come and will make everyone feel included in the preparations. Why not make the most of Auntie Kath's sewing knowledge  or put your sisters legendary cake baking skills to the test?

  •            Be on time! A lot of brides make the mistake of thinking that it's fashionable to be a little late for your wedding but be warned! This will mess up the rest of timings for the day . Just remember no one wants to wait too long before they get some bubbly and food down them!

  •            Most of all remember to have FUN!


  •             Get too hung up on tradition! It's not the end of the world if you don't opt for a white wedding dress, invest in a fruit cake slathered in icing or if you pass out on your wedding night. Do whatever makes you happy and you'll have a much better time for it.

  •             Don't sweat the small stuff! Not EVERYTHING has to be perfect... you'll spend the whole time worrying that your favours don't match the napkin rings that'll you'll forget to have fun.

  •             Try and add a fancy, jaw-dropping move to your first dance that neither of you can do. It's an accident waiting to happen.

  •           Try a radical new look just before the day. Experimenting with your styles is always fun but there is a time and place, and  your wedding day certainly isn't one of them!

  •         Get so drunk that you end up giving a totally inappropriate speech , rip your dress or end up spewing all down the aisle. I suppose it goes without saying really...

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Get Personal! Individual Wedding Day Style...

Wedding season is now amongst us and we are simply astounded by all the cute and creative ways in which people celebrate their special day. Having observed  this we have come to the conclusion that planning a wedding is a perfect occasion to showcase your personal style and the special unique things that tie you together as a couple. Whether it's a centre piece that reaches skyscraper proportions for a extravagant pair or painted jam jars for an  artistic duo, the important thing is to enjoy the next stage your new life together.  

(Feature) Paper Feathers: Lia Griffith, Glitter Balloons: You & Your Wedding, Glitter Donuts: Pink The Town

When it comes to decor we are totally in love with these quirky fun pieces that don't take themselves too seriously but still exude elegance and class! The handmade feather garland has a hippy vibe which would appeal to almost any bohemian bride and the glitter balloons add some playful decadence to the occasion without looking over-formal. And who wouldn't love these glitter-covered donuts?

(Feature) Garland:, Yarn Ball: @beckiapril Instagram

Another tip to make your day totally unique and special (as well as more affordable...just saying) is to make some of the decorations or items yourselves. Not only will no one else have them, you will appreciate the affect all the more after you've spent a whole day making multitudes of bunting! 

The white wedding dress is not for everyone. In this day and age sometimes it's nice to break tradition and go for something that feels more you! For those of you who love the 1920s this Nude Beaded Maxi Dress would make the ideal showstopper.  With its layers upon layers of pretty tulle, figure hugging bodice and intricate embellishment you'll certainly be dressed beautifully for the occasion. For your hair you could always go for something like our Gold Gatsby Hair Comb with its iridescent pearl detailing and shimmering diamante. Just pop it behind your chignon for a elegant touch!