It’s less than two weeks until the most romantic time of the year – Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re on the verge of getting married, are already old marrieds (like us!) or simply have your eye on someone special, it’s fun to make a fuss on February 14.
Take a look at this little round-up of 20 cute gifts and ideas I’ve struck upon on social media to make your day of romance go with a bang…
We’re two years into married life now. It does still feel so new and yet in some ways, we’re already an old married couple! Thankfully, Loyes Diamond Jewellers (http://loyesdiamonds.ie/type/engagement-rings) has come up with this humorous infographic to remind all us marrieds what to do – and what NOT to do – after the wedding…. » Read more
Being made redundant can actually become the most wonderful opportunity to take the plunge and follow your dreams. It happened to me six years ago and I’ve never looked back with my freelance writing business. When faced with the same dilemma, Emma Fone took the leap of faith and launched Heart & Sole Keepsake Jewellery (http://www.heartandsolejewellery.co.uk) Now operating full-time around husband Robbie and three daughters, Emma reveals all about her thriving business which has recently expanded to include a wedding range.
It’s such a shame that we can’t keep our bridal bouquets packed away safely with our beautiful dresses, to be admired long into the future. Of course there’s the option of pressing flowers, but that doesn’t enable you to pass your flowers on to the next generation to use on their big days.
Unless, of course, you use Satin Blossom (www.facebook.com). As well as handmade bespoke bouquets, they also create corsages, buttonholes, headdresses and shoe clips to match your theme. As every item is made for you, you can even include sentimental heirlooms from your history to be kept within the family for years to come.
The minute Christmas is out of the way, my mind starts racing towards Valentine’s Day. I just love an occasion! Any excuse to plan something romantic with my husband. With just a month to go until the day of hearts and flowers, I wonder how many people have started looking at potential gifts already?
Take a look at my round-up of gifts and treats to help create the perfect day of love… » Read more
Buying a wedding dress is generally a whole new experience for a bride. Taking along your mum or best friend is always a good idea, but buying from experts who really know their stuff is vital. If you can buy your dress in a one-stop shop which will kit you out with everything you need, even better!
Luckily, I found my dream dress at Adore Brides (www.adorebrides.co.uk) and was able to piece together my outfit with their professional guidance.
Buying your wedding rings is a pretty important part of the planning process. They can be expensive and will be with you for the rest of your life, so getting it right is vital.
Picking the right metal to suit your lifestyle and job is as important as picking a ring you will love for always.
I opted for a tiny, plain white gold band so as not to detract from my stunning trilogy diamond engagement ring, while my husband decided a palladium, hammered style would be the most appropriate for his work which means getting his hands dirty! We both have the word Taken engraved inside our wedding rings to represent the first film we ever watched together.
If you’re a little daunted by the task of buying your wedding rings, take a look at the Put A Ring On It infographic, giving guidance on styles, profiles, colours, metals and finishes, produced by www.hitched.com.au » Read more
Meet….Mrs Sally Brady. The interior designer not only works part-time and takes care of a 19-year-old and nine-year-old, she also runs a beautiful wedding dress shop, Helena Fortley (www.helenafortley.co.uk).