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The Joys of Springtime

A year ago I came up with an idea of creating an Easter inspired photo shoot, so that I could create some lovely inspiration for our spring brides. We were lucky to be involved in a fabulous wedding fayre at Keythorpe Manor around that time which was the perfect location for our shoot, and it was hosted by our great friends at Save The Date Magazine.

This beautiful photo shoot which was all about spring and nature in a stunning location couldn’t have gone any better…. Here are a few pictures to get us started.

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My brief was simple…. Springtime, Easter, Furry friends and colours which are not typical of springtime and texture. Wood, lace, feathers and eggs of course! I wanted to show that you can use different colours, tones and textures if you think out the box because they really work. I really love all the spring colours that are around at this time of year but you can still create a great style using alternatives. Take a peek and let me know what you think.

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A Grey Affair

Forget 50 shades of grey, soft grey is one of my absolute favourites when it comes to wedding colours. It’s not a choice that many people may make, however when used alongside other stunning colour tones such as dusky pink, berry tones, peach twists or simple nudes it can shout out, ‘stunning alternative’ to typical wedding colour schemes.

If you want a base colour, a stylish base colour that pops out using a sophisticated look, then look no further. I mean, look at this suit for starters.

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Grey can be used for a frosty winter style using colours and textures, such as the ones used in the bouquet below. For a more striking look you can use brighter tones and textures. It really is an all-rounder.

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This dress is something that I can only really say WOW to. The colour, tone and intricate detail really are a one off, WOW!

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When using this colour I always think it’s best to use it as a main colour, for example, this table setting has the grey overlay/table cloth as it’s base colour with small grey accents being used throughout. The main colour pop is being demonstrated through the flowers, using tones of your chosen colour will add class and style as well as colour interest.

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Grey can be used as the main colour to allow the colour to flow, see the beautiful chair décor and wedding cake below, perfect examples of how to use the colour to frame your lovely flower displays.

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Just look at this stunning cake made by one of our wonderful friends. Nat from yummy little cakes really has shown how to use grey when making beautiful wedding cakes.

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So if you are looking for an alternative to black, then grey really is your colour. Check out our pinterest board to see some more stylish options when using grey.

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For more inspiration and moods, then keep coming back to see what our next ‘Today’s Mood’ is going to be and whether it’s up your street for your wedding style!

Thanks for reading.

Nicola x

 

 

What the experts say – Tina Donovan @ The Progressive Hair Company

So after starting the feature ‘what the experts say’ I am pleased to be writing this next post as it’s great inside knowledge about the best way to look after your luscious locks!

Another fabulous supplier joins the team, The Progressive Hair Company. We are pleased to have worked with on many, many occasions and Tina who has written today’s post really does know her stuff when it comes to hair.

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Let’s take a look how we can look after our hair that little bit better, take it away Tina…..

To look after your hair between salon visits, use a good professional shampoo and conditioner. Quality products mean you can use less product as they are concentrated within the bottle so adding a little water to your shampoo will go a long way. Look out for products with up filters giving you that added bit of protection whatever the weather.

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Give your hair an extra treat once a week by investing in a moisturising Masque. This will work deeper in to your cuticle giving your hair moisture and shine, just what your hair deserves. Wrap in a towel and leave for 5-10 minutes whilst soaking in the bath, a good excuse for a little me time!

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Detangling hair! This is usually when we mistreat our hair using a brush or, pulling and over and stretching the hair. SLOW down, use either a wide tooth comb or a tangle teaser, these won’t stretch and pull your locks. Section hair into 3, start combing mid length to ends first then work your way from the root to ends. This will keep tangles to a minimum, if needed use a leave in detangle spray to give you a faster tangle free hair.

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Friday Friends :) Positively Premier!

Back to Friday’s Friend’s after a family wedding, my sister’s to be precise, and what a lovely day it turned out to be!

This company really has gone from strength to strength with their wedding business, having recently added so many more lines that fit in with todays modern wedding, they are able to help so many clients achieve a great atmosphere.

I can recommend them highly and have at times used many of their products for events we have held. This week’s friends are Premier Weddings & Events and they certainly are premier….

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Ben started Premier Weddings & Events and pretty much was the first person in the industry that I had the pleasure to speak with. To say he was on hand for good advice and support really is an understatement, he really is one of those people who is happy to help.

Meeting like-minded business owners in this industry really is what it’s all about, I like to be able to recommend good people and good businesses, and these guys really are at the top of the list. Friendly and enthusiastic about what they do, with a quality team it’s exciting to see them grow.

For our third year in business we had a lovely party to which Ben provided us with a dance floor and our logo in lights. As you can see by the picture below, it looked very smart. After a little issue with the dress code (bad reading of the invite he told me, I just think he was rebelling! he he) he still managed to help us celebrate the night away.

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Well the great thing about premier is what they specialise in, whether you need a DJ, a dance floor, decorative lighting or backdrops they can help with many funky items to set a great scene for your wedding. Recently added to their stock has been an item that seems to be sought after in bucket loads, led furniture. At our recent Eve Lily Wedding Show at Shearsby Bath they produced led spheres that were positioned outside, these completely wowed our guests with how lovely they looked. Check out their web page to see what they can offer you. http://premier-event-services.co.uk/

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