Gertrude Jekyll once said that ‘a garden teaches industry and thrift’ and I think she was right. Being a wannabe plantswoman and garden maven, I worried that a florist might not be able to emulate my taste in informal, blousey, Derbyshire cottage garden flowers. And hiring a florist would take a significant chunk out of our budget. So, taking a leaf out of Gertrude’s book, Mum and I are doing it ourselves.Read More
Good morning all! Something for a little hint/suggestion you may want to send your other half, have you ever thought about a helicopter proposal? If you are a long time reader, or follow my personal blog Simply Weekend, you’ll know that getting in a helicopter is a no go for me but one of my friends was proposed to after a helicopter ride and she said it was the most exciting day of her life. It is something I would never had written about if High Flying Helicopter hadn’t got in contact, they also include an image from a recent proposal.
Whilst I was away on holiday, I read the very inspiring autobiography of Jo Malone and knew as soon as I finished it I needed to experience her new brand Jo Loves for myself – a brand she has lovingly crafted post-JML for the last 6 years, with an idea to turn fragrance into an indulgent and interactive experience, and into a journey to discover something super unique. I was lucky enough to be invited to try two experiences – fragrance tapas and shot candle making, Read More
Calling all control freaks!Read More
Hello! I hope you enjoyed reading up on our recent trip to Le Palais Paysan here. Isn’t it beautiful – anyone considering it? Luckily for us, we teamed up with Front Row while we were out there, a luxury online platform where you can rent designer brands for a fraction of the retail price. What a great idea, if you want to wear high end pieces on your honeymoon to make you feel and look a million dollars – literally!
Well, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend in Morocco after spamming the SYGM Instagram story with countless photos and boomerangs! We stayed at Le Palais Paysan a 16-room hotel nestled in the Moroccan countryside and only 30 minutes away from Marrakesh. Despite its proximity to the city, the hotel was the picture of serenity and bliss and the antithesis to Morocco’s busy souks and markets. Although we were only there for 2 nights, we got to witness a traditional tea ceremony, join the head chef in the kitchen to learn how to make hearty Moroccan dishes and meet with the owners to pick their brains about the weddings and events they hold there.Read More
I struggled to find the right title for this one, as I describe to you our honeymoon planning journey. Now I should caveat this by saying, if you don’t already know, that I am quite organised and, I wouldn’t say a control freak, but I do like to be in control. When planning a holiday (or in this case a honeymoon) I would always be the one to take the lead in booking and organising the trip.
At last! The summer seems to have landed, and glorious sunshine is guaranteed to make wedding guests smile. Careful and innovative planning can ensure that your big day is successful whatever the weather.
You can’t factor everything into your wedding checklist, and sometimes budget will dictate how you cover those unexpected items that can crop up. But wherever you choose to celebrate with friends and family there are always ways to keep the party going. Read More
Morning all! Welcome to another week on the blog, we have the usual pretty weddings, editorial shoots and advice pieces but today we are looking at a part of wedding planning that can be quite hard. When the big things are out of the way, venue, dress etc it’s down to the nitty gritty detailing of the day. You are often booking things for the first time and it can all get quite confusing. One thing I found particularly was catering. Read More
It’s that time of the month again! Foundation Friday comes round in a flash. This month, let’s hear it for my first budget base review. At only £5.90, this new offering from the renowned The Ordinary was so hotly anticipated the brand struggled to keep up with demandRead More