Currently Loving

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Its that time again when I bore inform you of what I am currently loving. This time its quite eclectic, I wouldn’t say I have a style, or live my life a certain way…but if you feel you can sum it up in three words then feel free to partake in the comment box. More people should leave comments, I know you’ve read it…my stats tell me so. (Hello Croatia) Anyway…

If you haven’t had this elderflower liqueur; you haven’t lived. Fact. 
I can now talk to my friends abroad, who I miss dearly. Hey Lindsay! (Cheesy)

Balmy, rainy nights with the promise of thunder lingering in the air
My daily pro-biotic – I don’t know if they work, but psychologically I think they are doing something

Van Cleef and Arpels – Feerie, smells like violets – heaven.  Downside is that bees like it too.

I heart Pinterest. 


Loving allllll of this

Hydrangeas


It goes without saying…I ALWAYS love puppies

What are you currently loving?

Beautiful Cakes

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Aren’t these pretty?! They are the creation of Holly at Mimosa Bakery. She has a special place in my heart as she is based in my home town of Stamford. This post doesn’t really require words…just look. 

 Holly’s website can be found here…enjoy!

A Top The Cake

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When I was planning my wedding, I was 100% sure I wanted love birds on the top of my 3 tiered wedding cake because look; they are adorable 



But after seeing Miss Pickering’s designs, I was then 100% sure I wanted flowers similar to my bouquet, which I did have..voila



But now, after flicking through Pinterest…I want these…sad face. Too late. Someone else use them!



They can be found here, as are all the other cake toppers actually. Good ol’ Etsy. 

One Photo Friday

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It seems that a lot of my One Photo Friday posts revolve around dresses, this is a mere coincidence and I promise next Friday to mix it up for you…or perhaps I should take submissions?


I usually don’t post on a weekend, but there will be one on Saturday as I found something that I wanted to share. I’m good like that.


I hope you all have a lovely weekend, it’s meant to be warm…we shall see. 

Laced With Lace

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I love lace; its delicate appearance, feel and intricate pattern looks beautiful against most backdrops. Although I have never seen it wrapped around a tree before,I wish more people would, perhaps a community project? Although there have been many a blog post about lace dresses after the Royal Wedding, here are a few more ideas on how lace can feature…

I Dare You| uk wedding blog

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Wouldn’t it be brilliant to see these peeking under a wedding dress?

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Then have this as part of your wedding stationery?

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Have cosmo jelly shots as your arrival drinks.

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Offer these as wedding favours.

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Then spend your wedding night here? 


I double dare you!

Spread The Love

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Jam. I think I eat it nearly everyday, my favourite is raspberry. I like the bits. 


I do think that favours should be edible, mainly because I enjoying eating and do not enjoy clutter. They can be adorned with beautiful name places or thank you notes and swathed in ribbon. Jam can be seasonal so would suit any time of the year and collecting all those jam jars is eco-friendly! So, a few months beforehand, put on a low cut cashmere top, wrap an apron around your waist and get all Nigella. Pouting is a must.

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Ingredients

  • 500 g mixed summer berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries (topped and tailed), redcurrants
  • 500 g sugar
  • 1 large lemon, juice only


Method

1. Mix the berries and sugar together in a preserving pan and add the lemon juice.

2. Warm the mixture over a low heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.

3. Increase the heat and bring to the boil.

4. Cook at a fast boil for about 15-20 minutes until the jam thickens. Test for setting point by spooning a teaspoon of the jam on a chilled saucer. After a minute, push your finger through the jam – if the surface wrinkles, it’s ready for potting. If you would prefer to use a sugar thermometer it will read 110C when the jam is at setting point.

5. Pot the jam into sterilised jars, cover and seal tightly. Label and store in a cool, dry place.


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If you cant face eating your weight in jarred goods to collect enough for your wedding then just buy them! We used jam jars to hold sweets as favours at our wedding, and this company were brilliant.