Last minute thoughts before the wedding!

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts before the wedding this weekend! I can not wait to share all the photos from the day and from our Honeymoon which I am VERY excited for! I feel like its been a very long time coming and now its finally here!

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8 Wedding Theme Ideas | Wedding

1. Mad Hatters Tea Party
This has been a popular one for the past few years now, scrapping the traditional sit-down meal for a more casual tea party alternative. A lot of venues actually offer this option now to making it easier to arrange your theme. You could have little drink me potions as your favours, names written on playing cards, old-fashioned keys as a decoration and teacups and saucers as your centrepiece. As always Pinterest is a fabulous source of inspiration, especially for this theme.

2. Around the World
This was a very close choice for me as I have seen the cutest travel themed stationary, plane tickets for invites how cute! Tables named after countries, a map as your table plan, you could even have a globe as your guestbook! I think you can make this very personal by choosing countries that you have travelled to together and use your own possessions that you have collected as a centrepiece. You could have magnets from different countries as your favours.. ahhh maybe I need to change my theme!

3. Festival Chic
This has been a massive trend this year! I have seen it at so many wedding fairs, people opting for tipis as their venue and having everyone camping instead of a posh hotel! I like this idea as you can make the tables nice and bright and you can include lots of pretty flowers too. The invites could be festival wristbands or even lanyards.

4. Luxury
A classic theme has to luxury, you want your special day to be the best it can be so why not go all out on lavish fabrics, colours and accessories. I recently saw beautifully decorated candelabra at a wedding fair that was covered in amazing flowers and jewels however it was £500 per tables and I do not have that kind of budget (although they were amazing). You could include lots of jewels and sparkly bits making the venue look a million dollars ;)

5. Disney / Marvel
This is something you see pretty often but can be interpreted in so many different ways. You can have subtle hints or just go all out! I quite like the idea of choosing a film theme for each table i.e name them after each price & princess such as beauty & the beast. I presume it will be a lot of hard work but it would look amazing! I have also seen a lot of people having a cake that on one side just looks like a regular wedding cake and once you turn it around each tier is Marvel themed! They look incredible but I'm sure they will be pretty expensive.

6. Music
How cool would it be to have a 'Gig style' wedding! You could have festival wristbands, name your tables after your favourite artists, have CD's as your favours and of course have different bands and singers on for your entertainment! Why didn't I think of this sooner, it would have been great!

7. Alcohol (Gin!!)
So this is the theme I have actually gone with! We had invites designed up to incorporate our favourite Gin's, we have gin themed tables which matches our table plan. We have a Pimp your prosecco/Gin station! And of course, lots of Gin on hand to drink! We have only added this as a subtle theme as our venue is so beautiful there is no need to decorate too much!

8. Woodland
Another very popular one, especially on Pinterest. If you are the outdoorsy type this would certainly suit you! You could even hold your ceremony in a forest or woodland area. I love the idea of bringing in wildflowers to your centrepieces and having log slices with names on for place settings, you can really go all out with this theme and make it look super pretty too!

I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration for your special day, I'm sure I could have gone on and on with different ideas but I suppose that is what Pinterest is for!!

Planning a Traditionally Modern Wedding

Photography by: Rebecca Robinson

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'Shredding for the Wedding' Loosing weight before your big day | Wedding

When choosing my wedding dress last year I decided that to feel more comfortable on the day I would like to loose some weight. I suppose this is a thought that goes through most 'Bride to be's' minds as of course you want to look your best on one of the best days of your life. Lots of people have actually asked me 'ooh are you having any thing done are you loosing weight etc' and I feel that it does add a sense of pressure. To add the extra pressure on myself I thought it would be a great idea to buy my dress in a smaller size! Which I am happy I have done but I am also worried as I now only have about 11 weeks to sort myself out! Last summer I joined my local gym and had been going semi-regularly.
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My top 6 tourist destinations in South East Asia | Travel*

I love exploring the popular tourist hot spots in the destinations I visit and of course my trip to South East Asia was filled with them. I know a lot of people complain that places are over touristy but I think if a lot of people are heading there then it must be a great place to visit! Why not visit this website and book your next trip filled with these amazing destinations. 

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Surprise Loved Ones With These Spontaneous Gifts! | Gift Guide*

Surprising loved ones can be done in a variety of ways, but when it comes down to the universal language of telling someone you care about them, a gift often goes the furthest! And after all, you don’t need to wait for Mother’s or Father’s day to buy someone you loved a nice present to remind them how much you love them. And hey, sometimes it just feels nice to be able to hand someone a neatly wrapped parcel!

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Just Chill! Relaxing Things to Do on Your Downtime During a Holiday | Travel*

Whether you only put aside a couple of hours in the morning or evening to relax and do nothing or have an entire “lazy day” in the midst of paradise, simply letting your hair down and chilling out around the hotel can be a great way of recharging your batteries for the next adventure.

Here are a few fun things you can do on your downtime during a holiday, whether you’re staying at the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, or a campsite in the Lake District.

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Bridal Party Gifts | Wedding*

With less than 100 days until my Wedding, I am starting to look at the finer details such as favours, decorations and of course gifts for my Bridal party. Typically the bride gives bridesmaids gifts to her bridesmaids and maid of honor, and the groom will give groomsmen gifts to his best man and groomsmen. We are keeping up with this tradition so today I am going to share with you some ideas that we have had so far. (By we I mean me as Darren doesn't really get why we should give them gifts *face palm*)

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