Les Fleurs

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Some floral inspiration for centre pieces and bouquets….enjoy!

One Photo Friday

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It had to be really didn’t it? In a week full of despair, it’s so heart-warming to know that the social media the politicians were criticising can round up people to do something like this. Beautiful. 


I hope you all have a riot free weekend. I myself have a BBQ and a dinner party, neither of which I have to cook for. Bliss. 

Grellow Or Yeey?

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…Either way. Grey and Yellow is lovely. Here’s a mood board in case you don’t believe me…



On the blog tomorrow is a beautiful bridal shoot from America. I hope that you are all safe and well. And I hope it all stops soon. 


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Quintessentially British

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It was only a matter of time before a mood board like this popped up…

Vintage Suitcases 
Deer Head
Map of the British Isles
Tweed Prince of Wales jacket – Holland Cooper
Handbag – Mulberry
Necklace – Links of London
Tweed sporting jacket – Holland Cooper
Shooting painting 
Boots – Dubarry
Polo
Signet Ring
Dress – Jenny Packham
Vintage pearl necklace
Sofa – Chesterfield

One Photo Friday

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Although this Friday, it’s more than one photo (lucky). 


A while ago, I was perusing through a lot of the American blogs, and I saw a small trend occurring…animals in engagement and wedding photos. Now this trend seems to have filtered its way over here and I am all for this. I wanted my dogs at the wedding. Michael said no. 

www.jaymountfordphotography.co.uk

www.jaymountfordphotography.co.uk

www.jaymountfordphotography.co.uk


www.chris-seddon.co.uk

www.fophotography.co.uk  
http://www.sarahdicicco.com
http://www.lusterstudios.com/



I didn’t even know cats could walk obediently? Will you be having any animals at your wedding? Peacocks? Dogs? Unicorns?

Fools Gold

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I am a fool for anything gilded with gold. Especially when its contrasted with beautiful shades of green or blue. From a vintage Dior dress to golden stag wallpaper. This colour combination always looks sumptuous and elegant. 


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A Happy Birthday | uk wedding blog

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As you are all whisking your way to a fabulous party, I didn’t see the point in writing a  very in depth blog post. So instead I have decided to dedicate this post to my sister as it’s her birthday today. She is a mighty 22. I remember celebrating her 10th in Disneyland as if it were yesterday.

Happy Birthday!!

Here’s your pony…


Let Love Grow

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More favour ideas that I love as they wont clutter the house, but make the garden pretty. All of these were found on Etsy. The packets can be designed in the most beautiful of manner to co-ordinate with your “theme”. I hate the concept of a theme…but lets face it, all weddings have one. Even if your theme is that “there is no theme”.  I also hate using these ” “. 

I think its a great idea to send out seed packets as save the dates, then if they are watered and loved properly, the flowers will be in bloom by the time of the wedding. A little floral countdown!


My New Favourite Dessert…Ever | uk wedding blog

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Seriously…its heavenly, but only if you like cardamom (I always thought it was pronounced cardamon), rose, and rice pudding. Cold.

It’s totally calorie free (lies) and it can be done in minutes (more lies).

Rose and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Ingredients

♥ 300ml double cream
♥ 8-10 cardamom pods, lightly crushed (I used 10)
♥ 100g caster sugar
♥ 200g pudding rice
♥ 400ml water
♥ 1tsp rose water (I used 2)
♥ pinch of fine salt
♥ quince or strawberry jame

Method

♥ Pour the cream into a saucepan and add the crushed cardamom pods, add the sugar. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar dissolves, then increase the heat. As soon as it begins to bubble, remove from the heat and allow in infuse for an hour (I forgot about it so it was more like 2)

♥ Put the rice into another saucepan and add the water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 15mins. Leaving the lid on, let it stand for 5 mins, then spread it out on a plate to cool.

♥ Strain the cream through a fine sieve (I only had a colander, you need a sieve, cardamom seeds have some kick). Add the rose water, then stir in two thirds of the cream, the remaining cream will be used to loosen when serving.

♥ Cover the rice and the separate cream and chill for 2 hours.  When ready to serve, spoon into individual dishes, add cream and a teaspoon of jam.

Let me know if you make it! I made enough for 6 so that we could have it for the dessert through the week. Oh so diet conscious.