Winter wonderland wedding inspiration

I’ve always loved the idea of a Christmas wedding. Although I got married in the summer, December would have been my second choice. I think that a festive wedding would be great fun to plan; choosing Christmas-themed decorations, using deep red and green colours, and even arriving in a sleigh pulled by reindeer!

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Inspiration for your wedding, home & money goals for 2015

This time of year is always special for me. Not only is it the month of my birthday, Christmas and New Year, but it is also the time of year that I met my husband all those years ago. Our first dates were Christmas shopping, festive coffee breaks and romantic seasonal meals. We spoke on the phone on […]

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Rent it, love it, return it!

No, I’m not suggesting some dodgy take-your-dress-back-to-the-shop-after-wearing-it scheme! I’m taking about dress hire. Remember in the Sex and The City Movie when Carrie’s PA Louise has the best designer handbags on her arm and an assistant’s wage in her purse, baffling Carrie into asking how she has got hold of her waiting-list-only arm candy? Louise proudly tells […]

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Inspiration for a pretty country wedding

Today my best friend is getting married. I am bursting with excitement to see her in her dress (a closely guarded secret!) and watch her marry her childhood sweetheart. You can imagine what an emotional wreck I already am this morning, and we’re still a couple of hours away from the big ‘I do’, so […]

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Some amazing news & special occasion dresses

This week I got some amazing news: my best friends announced that they would be getting married this year! It will be a summer wedding and I can’t wait. Another of my best friends is also getting married this year in April (you may remember I talked about her hen party here) so this Spring […]

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My vintage caravan ~ DIY pom-pom decorations

I’m planning a red and pink theme for my birthday celebration and have shared my ideas on the blog via this moodboard. One of the decoration idea that I was keen to replicate was hanging pom-poms, but I wanted something more permanent than tissue paper, so I decided to use tulle to create fluffy pom-poms that […]

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Party ideas ~ Photo Wall

Another feature of our anniversary party was the photo wall. We had a doorway that we needed to cover to stop guests going into the room, so we decided that we would cover it with a sheet of fabric and use it as a backdrop for a photo-booth style photo-wall. So I stitched a wide hem […]

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Our Anniversary Party ~ Fill the whole world with a rainbow

So you may remember that I had the dull and tired hall venue above to dress up ready for our 10th wedding anniversary party and I’d been looking around Pinterest at ideas for decorating the hall on a budget. I knew I wanted to continue the rainbow theme of our invitations, cupcake bouquets and the jam-jar […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Celebration cupcake bouquet

This week I wanted to share with you the photos of our fantastic anniversary party cakes so that you can get inspiration for your own celebration cakes in the future. I am very lucky to have a fantastic sister-in-law who is an amazing baker and can make any cake you can imagine! I was planning a […]

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Ideas for home-made party decorations

With our anniversary party taking place this weekend, I wanted to make some personal touches to the decorations. It’s easy to find lots of tutorials for creating your own DIY decorations at home, from funky fans to traditional paper-chains, but I seeing as I didn’t have much spare time before the party, I wanted to make […]

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Our 10th wedding anniversary & how we got here..!

If you’ve been reading my blog over the past couple of months, you’ll know that my husband and I are fast approaching our 10th wedding anniversary. We are planning a party to celebrate because we think it’s a big achievement, especially considering that we got married so young! Plus, if we don’t celebrate it now, […]

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Party decorations – choosing a theme for my anniversary party

Mine and hubby’s 10th wedding anniversary is drawing near – the invitations have been sent, the venue has been booked and we’re ready for a good ol’ knees up! The only thing that still needs planning is the party ‘theme’ – what will it look like, what decorations will we have and what kind of an atmosphere do […]

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Cheering up the nation with a wedding speech

If you’ve not already seen this wedding speech – where have you been?? Tom Fletcher from band McFly released a YouTube video of his wedding speech on the 6th January and immediately perked up millions of people around the UK – no more January blues for us! Since I first watched it at the start […]

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