Shangri La in the Maldives
It’s that time of year again. Cold and dark when you wake up in the mornings, the shorter days, the fading of your summer tan and the lusting for some warm sunshine again. I know that the wanderlust for me is kicking in already and some of you may have a honeymoon to plan for next year! So today I thought I’d share with you some ideas for getting away next year. Where’s hot, what’s new and where we’re lusting over. You can see last year’s guide here which still stands and our Where to Go and When honeymoon guide here.
Morning all! Today we have some excellent advice from Be Wedding Wise, who are the UKs first ever reviews based wedding directory. With so much more information available to couples online, it can be so hard choosing the right suppliers for your wedding. I know you come to blogs like this for advice and recommendations but unless we have dealt with the companies ourselves we can’t give a 100% honest review. Suppliers mentioned in real weddings may have worked well for one couple, but may not be right for you. A lot of wedding directories on blogs are paid for but they don’t personally vet or verify the supplier reviews that they are sharing. This is where Be Wedding Wise comes in.
photography | David Craik Photography
With only three weeks left until the Big Day, I thought it was about time we had a chat about all things beauty.
Good morning lovely reader. Today we are talking being a wedding guest! On a verrrrry warm day in September I grabbed my camera, a parcel of beautiful clothes and asked my friend if she we wouldn’t mind modelling. To me, this is one of the better parts of my job. It was such a fun day, and it was wonderful to escape the house amidst kitchen mess (remember what a hoot that was?). When French Connection got in contact about a collaboration my first thought was being a wedding guest and dressing for the seasons, especially the beginning of Autumn. I think the most important decisions are which coat, and whether to wear tights or not. French Connection have a beautiful Autumn coats collection as well as all the usual pretty wedding guest dresses. I have chosen and styled some of my current favourites, I hope you enjoy!
Photography | Phoebe Miller
Good evening all! Well what a week! I know if you follow me on instagram you may have seen my updates as it was all happening but I love writing these posts not only to keep everyone else updated, but for myself to look back on. This week involved a dinner party, a 30th, a lot of documentaries, dog walks and lots of turmeric. Oh and overcoming a huge hurdle. Read More
It’s hard to find romantic villas for two in Europe. I was a bit reluctant to share this little gem that I’ve found in the Greek Islands, we’ve actually visited twice in the last two years now and each time have had such a dreamy special week away. Corfu is just gorgeous and this villa, by SJ Villas, is honeymoon heaven. I’ve shared some photos, and our favourite beaches/restaurants below.
After months of top secret planning on my Maid of Honour’s behalf, last week was finally time for my hen party – and it was one of the best weekend’s I’ve ever had!
A little change to usual beauty proceedings today as Emily is on holiday so you have me today! Before I got Emily on board I used to love writing about my current beauty and skincare favourites. It is something a spend a large portion of my monthly income on, and I am also lucky enough to be sent products for trial and review so during 30 days I manage to get through quite a lot of product. If I haven’t troweled lots of make up on my face in a day then there has definitely been an equal amount of skin care instead. Read More
Welcome back to Alice and Matt’s honeymoon trip in California. You can read Part 1 here if you missed it, but for those of you still with me, we are heading to Yosemite National Park…will we see any bears?!
Day 9 – Monday – Drive day
We weren’t in any rush today as we were moving on to Yosemite, so we spent the morning shopping in San Francisco city centre followed by a leisurely lunch. It was dark and quite late when we (finally) arrived in Coarse Gold on Hwy 41 to our air B&B but Holly and Dan our hosts were so welcoming it made the long drive instantly forgettable. We were greeted to a beautiful, heavenly family home (seen in the photo below) in the mountains, with a roaring log fire and a glass of red wine waiting. We didn’t need anything as we weren’t hungry but Holly was fully prepared to rustle us up something to eat had we asked. We sat up chatting and relaxing with Holly who gave us map and detailed information for our trip in to the national park for the following day before falling into a lovely cosy bed to rest up for a busy following day.Read More
Afternoon all! I hope your Tuesday is going well so far? Choosing a photographer can be hard, it is a large portion of your budget going on something that quite honestly, we don’t know that much about. We know what we like and what we don’t like and thats kind of where it stops. Working within the industry I have learnt so much about the skill of capturing weddings, but when I was planning I knew nothing. It can be hard searching the internet for someone you are going to entrust the task of capturing one of the most treasured days of your life, but that is where wedding blogs help! Today we have Sandy from Love In Focus on the blog, I didn’t want this to be a “look at my work” type post, I wanted us to get to know the man behind the lens a bit more.