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A Super Treat at Ragdale Hall

On a slightly grey day in March I had the pleasure of experiencing treatments at Ragdale Hall as part of their Ultimate Package they offer. After kindly being invited by Ragdale Hall I was very keen to be reminded of how good their venue is and the standard of their treatments still are. I visited Ragdale Hall a number of years ago and haven’t been there since so was very excited!

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So here’s what I think of this stunning venue and what we experienced throughout the day. After a short drive I and Sarah from Doll Curves arrived in the morning and had a tour around the venue. It’s truly a stunning place and one thing that I instantly felt was that as soon as you walked through the door you felt relaxed! Maybe it’s all in the mind or perhaps just spa fairies scattering their special relaxing dust around, whichever it is, it’s great!

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After having a look at all the areas of the venue from the gym to the restaurants, relaxing areas or the beauty shop, it is clear that the most important thing to Ragdale and their staff which they achieve, is that their guests are relaxed and happy. Every area has been well thought out and really does it’s job.

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The outside areas are just beautiful and there is plenty of space to sit and relax in peace. After our tour we then had the opportunity to go to the Thermal Spa area and use the facilities, this is what I was looking forward to, apart from the treatment of course as the pictures I had already seen proved it was going to be lovely. I wasn’t let down, the spa had different relaxing spaces from the thought zone to the colour flow cave and the scented room or the rose sauna, we loved them all. My favourite however is the candle pool which has candles of course and a star-lit ceiling – imagine a candlelit bath time treat at home but a million times better! The Volcanic Salt Bath which has an intense and 100% humid heat.

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  Candle Pool

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Scented Room

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Volcanic Salt Room

Let’s not forget the pools!!! The inside one of course is fabulous, the outside one though on a stunning summer evening would be just perfect.

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 Outside Pool

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Now onto the even better part, not that what we experienced already wasn’t enough of a treat, we then experienced one of the treatments that is included in the Ultimate Day Package. We both picked the Miracle Facial which I have to say is one of the best I’ve had. The quality of the treatment and the products used are what makes this package stand out as it is all about using the best products to produce some of the best treatments, all delivered by the highest standard of therapists. 10 out of 10 isn’t hard to say!

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The food is of course of a very high standard indeed and offers a wide range of dining options from light healthy lunches to afternoon tea and a stunning menu in the restaurant for evening dining. Yum.

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So an overview of the Ultimate Day Package that we highly recommend is simply that the experience is one that you will not forget. After trying the canapé’s and champagne as well I can say it’s going to be a perfect end to the package for you. If you want to try and make your own mind up then here is what is included and Ragdale Hall’s very own description.

Ultimate Spa Day Package

This new spa day is for those who enjoy the luxury of indulging in the very best – a day designed by our Senior Team to include ‘Created by Ragdale’ treatments developed by and completely exclusive to Ragdale Hall.  A day planned out for you to enjoy the sublime luxury of being pampered and totally spoilt.

  • Miracle Facial
  • Restorative Hand & Foot Therapy
  • Either a Soothing Back Massage or Soft Touch Body Stretch or Lavender and Tea Tree Exfoliation
  • Three course healthy buffet lunch
  • A glass of champagne and canapes at 6.00pm
  • Complimentary Ragdale mules

Please follow the link below or go to http://www.ragdalehall.co.uk/ to find out more about this fantastic package at one of the best spas in the UK! http://www.ragdalehall.co.uk/spa-day-detail.php/Ragdale-s-Ultimate-Day-from-199-31/ Thanks for reading. Nicola x

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

 

 

Whats New!

Time is ticking……..

It’s nearing the end of the year and 2013. Whilst everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit, we are taking a little quiet time today to update you on what we have been up to.

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What a hectic end to the year it has been. We have managed to fill our time with so much, from catching up with our existing clients, completing weddings (with some real beauties, the brides and their venues!) to meeting lots of new clients with their exciting wedding plans and ideas, that we are able to get creative with for this year and next.

We have also been planning lots and lots of exciting events for brides who really want to see the best the wedding industry has to offer! I have some dates for next year to tell you about soon, these will be for our Eve Lily Wedding Shows as well as wedding fair’s that we will be exhibiting at, plus our Charity Wedding Fashion Show, which we will be hosting in January in aid of Wishes4kids. I will be blogging about this event later today, its going to be one not to miss and with so much information it has to be done all on its lonesome!!

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And what a year it’s been for photo shoots and exciting projects, I am so excited to say that a number of our shoots we have styled or designed through this last year have been featured or are about to be featured, we can’t wait for you to see them. Don’t worry; we will let you know when they go live. One which is all glamour and gold will be very soon indeed!

Lots of love N xx

 

Here’s to 2013!

Bye bye to 2012……..which ended in a wedding whirlwind, it was our best year yet with some fantastic weddings and lovely clients, plus a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed birthday party!

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All Images courtesy of Steve Walton Photography

I decided to say thank you to all my friends who have been a part of Eve Lily from the start, family, friends and lovely suppliers (who are now friends) from the wedding industry plus my wonderful clients, past and present.

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It was a lovely night, held at the stunningly beautiful City Rooms in Leicester. If you know the venue then you will be aware that it’s just a perfect ballroom to hold such an event, if you don’t, then I suggest you take a peek. I was lucky to have the wonderful Rebecca and her band perform some beautiful songs, including Moon River of course!

Themed as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the guys looked very swish whilst the girls made such a wonderful effort by either looking glam or arriving dressed as Audrey, just perfect! Obviously I had to make an effort being the host and so I played dress up and tried my hardest to become Audrey for the night, with the help of my good friend Beth from Bettie Lottie Make Up of course. I even had a birthday cake which as you can see it was just beautiful, courtesy of the lovely Melody from Melody Cakes.

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