Today is the first day of October, it may not be ‘officially’ the first day...
Happy Monday everyone and how are you all? How was the third weekend in lockdown? Mine was pretty standard, it’s hard to get up to anything exciting at the moment, but we all had a lovely time, eating, drinking, walking, baking, playing games. Only one more weekend to go and then hopefully the lockdown will be lifted and we might get a bit of freedom back! I am starting off the week with this delightful country wedding from Tunbridge Wells in Kent. It’s an absolute joy of a wedding, full of rustic chic detailing and the most adorable couple. Adam and Victoria had a whopping 180 guest to the ceremony and over 200 to the reception so they needed a pretty big marquee to accommodate them all. They filled their day with rustic detailing, gorgeous flowers and made the entertainment a priority. A fun filled day was had by all, which was captured perfectly by Matthew Scott Photography.
Adam and Victoria were married on 7th September 2019 at Langton Green Church, Tunbridge Wells, with the reception at The Beacon, Tunbridge Wells. ‘We knew we may need a marquee as we had a large number of guests. We both have big families! We looked at a lot of venues around the South, including hiring a field where we could set everything up ourselves. We were about to go down this route but then we found out that The Beacon had just built the most amazing marquee/pavilion in their grounds. The venue has the most exceptional views and had the relaxed out door feel we wanted. It was also located less than a mile away from Vicki’s family home. We immediately knew it was the one. We had 180 guest for the day (25 of these were children) and over 200 for the evening. It took just over a year, to plan which was perfect.’
Hello and welcome to the first edition of my Christmas Gift Guide. I know this is a wedding blog BUT I do love Christmas and with the year we have all had this year I think 2020 needs some brightening up!
So from now until Christmas I will be brining you 5 gift ideas each week, all different. Some for women, some for men and some for children, maybe even pets! I get sent all sorts here on the blog, so I thought this would be a great place to share the wonderful companies who get in touch with me and shout out their good work.
If you are a company looking for a bit of extra Christmas promotion then do get in touch [email protected] and tell me all about what you do. I’d love to promote as many small independent companies as possible, no business is too big or too small to appear on the blog.
So let’s get started! Here are this weeks recommendations for your Christmas Gifts
This game is so much fun, I have it myself. Fun for all the family and really gets you into the Christmas spirit. It’s available to buy in many retailers but you can get it here on Amazon for £20
Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? How has your week been so far? Mine has been OK considering. This week we decided to put the Christmas decorations up outside. I know it’s only November but I felt that the street needed cheering up, so I’m hoping that now we have started the ball rolling the rest of the street may follow! As for this weekend, much of the same really; baking, board games, walks and a visit from Nana. So on with today’s wedding and it’s the first Zoom wedding I’ve featured. Cristin and Phil were married on 3rd September 2020 at West Sand Lake in New York. They eloped but still managed to have lots of beautiful decoration, which they shared with their friends and family via Zoom. The cutting of the cake and first dance were all shared via Zoom, showing that you can still get married in lockdown. They will be holding a 1 year vow-renewal in 2021 along with a big old party! Big thanks to Nicole Nero Studio for capturing the day for us.
As I’m sure you are aware it is coming up to Christmas. Why am I mentioning this? Well Christmas and New Year see the highest rate of engagements in the whole of the year. Christmas Day and New Years Eve are THE most popular dates to get engaged, so now is prime engagement ring buying time! However, the process of choosing the right diamond ring is not as simple as it sounds. Engagement rings are expensive and it is (hopefully) a once in a lifetime purchase so you need to get it right. For those of you who are a little lost with the whole ‘which ring shall I buy’ conundrum, I have the perfect solution: expert advice with this step by step guide to buying a diamond engagement ring. All the help you need to make sure you get your future wife or husband the ring of their dreams.
Buying a diamond ring should involve a fair amount of research. First, you have to get familiar with your significant other’s personal style and taste. It is something that your partner will be wearing for the rest of his/her life so you need to consider their preferences.
If you have just met and you are not too sure of their preferences, you can contact their sibling or friends. You might be able to find something useful on their social media accounts. For instance, checking out her Pinterest boards would give you an idea of whether she likes classics, custom, modern, or vintage designs.
Spend some time on the Internet comparing prices. You will find much better prices online as compared to high-end brands. Don’t be afraid of buying from someone in another country. For example, Dubai engagement ring stores might be able to offer better prices because of lower VAT and import duties. Just make sure that you are buying from a reliable business. Go through their reviews and business details like office address, Return or shipment policies. Also, check if they provide GIA grading certifications.
I have been sharing a lot of autumn inspired shoots with you recently, so today I thought it was time to mix it up a bit and give you something bright, vibrant and modern. As well as looking great, this shoot is totally focused on sustainability, every aspect has been carefully thought though by Deniz King from Amethyst Event Productions. She has worked with a team of like minded wedding suppliers, all focused on showing how important sustainability is when creating your wedding or event. The results are this fun, vibrant downtown LA set up filed with tropical vibes and a chic Tiki theme. The shoot took place on 20th January this year at Kim Sing Theatre and has been captured by ECM Photo.