How to travel the world without quitting your job

Posted In: Travel
Many of us will have been there, the tug of war between travelling the world and building a career. We really can’t have it all, we think. I was lucky in a way as my decision was made for me. I have never been very good at saving and leaving University with a ton of debt meant that I couldn’t afford to swan off with a backpack so I chose to build a c[...]

Venue spotlight: Chicheley Hall

Posted In: Weddings
The wedding venue is one of the hardest things to pick for your wedding. How big? How much? How far? So many questions. But the one thing you must remember is that your venue should reflect you and your partner and everything you want from your day. One venue that is full of character and could easily reflect the quirky yet classic style of an[...]

Spinkdot is one: what i’ve learnt

Posted In: Lifestyle
Today marks one year since I bit the bullet and released Spinkdot into the blogosphere and what an exciting year it has been. I have always enjoyed writing, I used to write short stories when I was younger and I studied Journalism at University, so a career with words always made sense to me, but blogging just always seemed scary. I started a blog whilst[...]

Making your own wedding rings: memories that last a lifetime

Posted In: Weddings
When it comes to jewellery, everyone’s personal taste is just that, personal. So you might find that picking your wedding ring ends up being the most difficult job of all. You might not know what you like, how much you should spend, what suits you or what will stand the test of time, so you could just end up with a generic off the shelf ring that isn’t v[...]

Wedding photography: my favourite non professional snaps

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When it comes to planning your wedding, your rings and your photography are the only things that will last as long as your marriage. So when it comes to choosing a photographer to capture your lifelong memories it can be hard to pick the right one. Do they have enough experience? How many photographers will you get on the day? How on earth will they be in fi[...]

Fabulously floral: wedding trends for 2018

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One of my favourite things about wedding flowers is the romance they can bring to a wedding. And it really doesn’t matter what kind of wedding you choose to have, your flowers can take it from basic to brilliant so very simply. As wedding trends come and go it is important for Brides to understand what floral trends will make an appearance durin[...]

City Guide: Barcelona

Posted In: Travel
I am 100% one of those annoying people that celebrate their birthdays for days, weeks and even months and 2017 was no different. For my 28th Birthday I managed to squeeze in a bottomless brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, a family dinner at The Anchor in Aspley Guise, an after work soirée with friends, a day trip to the Birmingham Christmas Mar[...]