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If it hadn’t escaped your notice it’s Valentines day on Sunday. If you’re anything like me you’ve left it to the last-minute and not bought your loved one a gift yet. But don’t worry as today with the help of Ali Beaven, Founder and Creative Director of Prezola, we have 14 romantic gift ideas for your partner in crime this Valentines Day. Now these gifts are not your normal flowers and chocolates, these are original, smart and stylish present ideas that the man or women in your life are going to love as much as they love you!
Brighten up your breakfast table and bring a smile to your lover’s face with these quirky, original bases for your morning boiled egg. Made in solid oak sourced from sustainable forests and finished with Danish oil, they’re green too! Hop & Peck Mr & Mrs Heart Egg Cups – £28
Can’t find the words? Say it with ink with this pretty duck egg blue My Heart hand-pulled screen print from Bold and Noble. Bold & Noble My Heart screen print – £45
Light up your bedroom with our vintage style, heart carnival light. Made from rustic steel with 16 warm white LED lights in the centre, this Cox & Cox 3D carnival light makes an impressive display, whether the lights are shining or not! Cox & Cox Zinc Heart Carnival Light – £65Read More
Yay it’s Thursday, we are nearly at the end of the week, not quite but you can see the finishing line if you look really closely! My mum is coming up from Cornwall this weekend to visit, which is why I am so keen to see Saturday come round quickly! Today though we have some more sunshine to cheer you up, with this gorgeous California wedding. It’s a beautiful woodland wedding that takes place at a buddhist retreat The whole wedding took place over the whole weekend, which gives it a real laid back feeling. The different shades of blue work look great against the redwood trees and the gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception set up really make the most fo the backdrop. Thanks to Hayley Anne Photography for the lovely images
Katy and Scott were married on 9th May 2015 at Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center, Corralitos, California. ‘We fell in love with Pema Osel Ling immediately because of the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere. While we’re not Buddhists, this retreat center had a very serene and positive vibe that was quite powerful. Another huge bonus of this venue was that we could make it a “wedding weekend” where we stayed Friday-Sunday instead of the typical 5-hours many venues give you. Guests were able to stay on-site in cabins and camp sites, where they could enjoy the on-site swimming pool, campfire and s’mores at night, free yoga class, and lawn games we brought. This added an extra element of fun as it felt like a summer camp, where our families could actually get to know each other over the 2 days. We had a total of 200 guests. It took 9 months to plan the wedding! There was a lot to coordinate with planning events over the 2 days and coordinating guest on-site lodging and such.’
Good Afternoon. How are you all? Today we’re here to offer you some information and advice about Humanist Ceremonies. There are so many different ceremonies that you can have when you get married and this one is one of my particular favourites. It offers you so much freedom and flexibility and a real alternative to the traditional church service or registry office. I will pass you onto our wedding celebrant Liz Harwood who is going to explain more about them.
My name is Liz Harwood and I am a Humanist wedding celebrant. Many people aren’t sure what a Humanist wedding is and so hopefully in this blog, I will answer the main questions you might have about Humanist weddings.
A Humanist wedding is a bespoke wedding ceremony, written to your exact requirements and wishes. It can include anything that will make it special and meaningful to you, but usually it would include information and anecdotes about you as a couple, as well as the more traditional elements of a wedding ceremony. We encourage and help you to write your own vows, you can exchange rings, include readings and music as desired, and you can sign a certificate if you wish. You can also personalise it with one or more symbolic act such as candle lighting and sand mixing. I have found the most popular symbolic act to be hand fasting, where the hand of the bride and groom are wrapped in ribbons and a knot is tied – the origin of the phrase to tie the knot! Each ceremony is written uniquely for you, and you have the opportunity to read and amend it before the big day as you wish.Read More
Today we are off to Lower Hayton for this beautiful Shropshire wedding, courtesy of Nicola Gough Photography. It’s the wedding of Georgina & Alastair who were lucky enough to hold the reception in Georgina’s mums back garden, so keeping it personal to them. It’s a laid back day full of the most beautiful flowers, pretty decor, gorgeous bridesmaids dresses and of course those kilts! A sweet, rustic styled day full of love and warmth.
Georgina & Alastair were married on 27th June 2015 at Stanton Lacy Church and the reception was at the brides mums house in Lower Hayton. ‘We decided to get married in this particular church as the church was very special to me as it was where my father’s funeral was held. We had 111 guests all day and a further 31 join in the evening. we got engaged about 18 months before we got married and started planning almost straight away’
When the new year arrives so do all the new trends for the up coming wedding season. There are so many exciting and new ideas for 2016 and beyond. We thought it would be a good time to share some amazing new hair trends, I am absolutely loving all the new styles at the moment. Loose curls, messy updo’s paired with some gorgeous Boho Crowns. Today Camilla Collins shares with us some beautiful hair trends, I hope you find them useful.
Unlike a lot of the UK population, I love this time of year. The start of the year is my favourite time, it’s when the internet comes alive with newly engaged couples and excited brides-to-be planning away for their big day in 2016!
Brown lipstick is back… and that includes nudes too! Makeup this year will be taking on an all natural, “english rose” feel. With the newly publicised strobing technique, it’s all about bright, glowing skin and rosy cheeks. Earthy tones and warm metallics will be favoured over silvers and greys around the eyes and this will create a soft, natural look with subtly contoured eyes.Read More