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Katie & Dean ~ A Classy Affair!

Kicking off the real weddings feature is a very special wedding to me, it’s only my youngest sisters and my now brother in law, so to say it was a special wedding is an understatement.

One of my favourite venues, some of my favourite suppliers, a very photogenic couple and a lovely wedding style to work with, I was smiling ALOT when discussing with Katie what she wanted the venue to look like.

I was able to show off one of my favourite styles for chair covers of the moment, stunning organza wraps with a champagne sash styled in a rosette style tie at the back. Love it and love the colours used. The tables were styled using beautiful white hydrangeas dressed into stunning antique vases and containers, gorgeous trinket boxes, lovely glassware and ornate picture frames made for a simple yet elegant style oozing with class.

Every element of the styling worked perfectly with the bridal party style and the overall wedding feel. A favourite of ours to start off what is sure to be a fab feature for our blog, we have styled some gorgeous weddings over the years and now it’s going to be wonderful that all you lovely lot will be able to check them out and read how our couples feel on their special day.

Enjoy the read in Katie and Dean’s own words about their perfect day <3

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 Take it away Katie x

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Our day was everything we hoped it would be and more. We knew exactly how we wanted it to look and the feel for the day so finding a venue was pretty simple. The most important part of my wedding day was to be married in a church it was my way of sharing our special day with loved ones that are no longer with us. Our ceremony took place at the beautiful Leicester Cathedral. It was the perfect start to our city wedding. After the ceremony we took the short walk with our guests to The City Rooms. It was a clear choice for us the ballroom is stunning and we loved being in the heart of the city.

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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

 

 

Love is in the air <3

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love certainly is in the air today. With that in mind I have decided to start our new year’s romantic resolution today.

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Every busy business owner knows that there are never enough hours in the day to complete all those outstanding jobs, let alone the exciting projects milling around in a creative persons head!

I have decided that 2015 is a good time to start a feature that I have wanted to do for such a long time. Real Weddings! I really need to stop keeping these a secret and start to blog some of our wonderful real weddings, which have taken place over the last few years. I have some wonderful memories of these days and now it’s time to share them with you all.

These will be written in our couples own words, along with some input from myself when needed. I cannot wait to post the first one… watch this space and let’s see some lovely couples on their special day.

In the meantime I have some lovely inspiration coming up for next year’s weddings and a lovely grey colour palette that is just to die for.

Much love on this loving day 😉

Nicola xx

 

 

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.

Tina Donovan @ The Progressive Hair Company Top Hair Tips

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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