29 March, 2009

Bed of Roses

I am having a lazy afternoon browsing the internet and feasting on chocolate (all guilt free after this morning's half marathon, whoop!) and have come across this great website I've not seen before- www.heylandandwhittle.co.uk, I particularly love these rose bed shaped cocoa butter soaps that would be just perfect as favours. xox

18 March, 2009

Unique & Wonderful Wedding Dresses

Liv Lundelius has given us a sneak preview of her Fall 2009 collection. Her label, Blushless, has the most contemporary styles leading the direction of bridal wear, better still they are all made of the finest eco-friendly materials. For all you discerning style-led individuals this is the link to to browse more of the fantastic collection.

06 March, 2009

Venue Spotlight- Cliveden House

Once the exclusive haunt of the rich and famous, Cliveden House is now available as an impressive and romantic setting for your wedding.

We approached the 19th-century house along the half-mile-long drive through spectacular parkland and were shown into the ornate Great Hall, immediately greeted by an abundance of photo opportunities that continued throughout the house with a sweeping oak staircase, classic art, antiques and vast fireplaces.
As well as the beauty of the house, the history and intrigue adds to its appeal- it was the dazzling hub of high society, home to the ‘Astors' and notoriously linked to the 'Profumo Affair'. In the elaborate setting your guests certainly will feel like the movie stars and politicians that had celebrated there in the past (Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt and George Bernard Shaw were all guests).

Their welcoming and flexible team showed us around the house explaining how each room can be transformed to suit each wedding parties needs. We then had the opportunity to explore some of the 376 acre estate, the magnificent formal gardens overlook the River Thames, and discovered romantic hideaways including the Fountain of Love and the Secret Garden.

The Events Coordinator comments; “We can work very closely with wedding planners to create the day the couple are dreaming about- whether that involves arriving by limousine, a helicopter or even a private jet; we can cater for every demand and wish.” There are a range of options within the house for your ceremony or reception; including Spring Cottage, a secluded retreat of next to the Thames, the exclusive use of the house or a reception in any of the private dining rooms.

Click here for more information. Cliveden, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 0JF Pictures all provided by Cliveden House.

03 March, 2009

Perfect Parasols and Unique Umbrellas for Rain or Shine!

Pretty ivory umbrellas are part of our wedding day emergency kit to tackle the unpredictable English weather. Although they have been known to come out for posing under on the driest of days! At the same time as protecting you and your guests from the elements they have an equally important function of looking gorgeous in your wedding photos. Some of the parasols and umbrellas we have seen are so pretty they could be used as an alternative to bridesmaids bouquets or to decorate the venue, setting a vintage or exotic feel to the day. We love the last photo to copy for a quirky thank you note. There are step by step instructions on the wedding bee blog here.
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