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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 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

Eve Lily Charity Wedding Show

The Wedding Catwalk not to be missed at The City Rooms Leicester and hosted by Eve Lily…..

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This night is one for everyone, not only the ladies for stunning bridal gowns and lots of them, but for their bridesmaids too. We shall be showing a selection of beautiful dresses in different styles for bridesmaids, great suit selection for the groom and his groomsmen and a lovely collection of mother of the bride outfits.

We shall also be showcasing wedding guest daywear, from sharp suits to lovely ladies wear as well as some stunning evening wear for something a little bit extra.

Having a lovely entertaining evening planned for our guests, there really is something for everyone. We have some little treats along with entertainment, fantastic music and a fantastic prize draw that you could win some great wedding related prizes!! The event is table seating and so will give you a chance to really sit back and enjoy the evening.

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Come and enjoy the collections of fashion and bridal shown on the night and be inspired for your wedding day. We also have some of Leicester’s best wedding suppliers that will be available to speak to on the evening for any advice or support for your wedding needs. If you need to book your wedding services then you need look no further! Continue reading

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