Making your own wedding rings: memories that last a lifetime

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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[...]

From Ice Cream Lady to Business Coach, and everything in between.

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When I was put in touch with Hayley Southwood I had a look at her story online and my, what a story. Having suffered the loss of her mother way too early on in her adult life, she sought distraction in the form of Vintage Scoops, the first Ice Cream van of its kind, and her business life soared from there. Today she owns Southwood Stores and a women o[...]

Living a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget

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I realised pretty early on in life that I liked nice things. Some would call me materialistic, but if we spend all our hours working then why shouldn’t we treat ourselves to the little - or big - things that make us happy? Now don’t get me wrong, even though I have an art for falling in love with the most expensive item in a shop, I am still not q[...]

Shaking up your style

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Remember when you were a child and you would desperately want to get yourself dressed, just so you could wear your wellies, a pink tutu, stripey tights and a sparkly bomber jacket. And how cool did you feel when your Mum let you do it. Super cool. Why is it when we get to adulthood we lose all that excitement for clothes that we know will ma[...]