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Children at weddings

Children at weddings can be a very contentious topic.... will you or won't you?  I always think that its your wedding and should be a reflection of what you as a couple want and let all decisions come from that place.  However life isn't always that simple and straight forward, so here are some musings on the topic.... First of all make it super clear on your invite if children are invited or not……. e.g.. you are inviting the Wilson family or Rochelle & Jon Wilson? Don't feel as though having some kids at your wedding opens it up to everyone under 13. Although it may seem tough, it's perfectly fine only to invite children who are part of your or...

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Dress Fittings - What to expect at your appointment

We hope that you’ll enjoy the cosy and relaxed environment of our Bridal Lounge located in my flat in Kew Gardens! We aren’t a traditional bridal shop, infact we are not actually a shop (you will literally be in my lounge) and our fittings are by appointment only. Dress shopping can be really intimidating and a bit weird so we’ve tried to create something that is totally the opposite of that.   The feeling we’re aiming for is that you’ve come round to your friends house and spent an hour hanging out and trying on beautiful dresses. There is always a huge selection of herbal tea and coffee, wine if you let me know in advance and fresh kombucha if...

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Wedding shoes we love

I love the idea of something unexpected popping out of the bottom of a wedding dress, and that seems to be what a lot of shoe designers are delivering now.  From metallics to flats here are some gorgeous new shoe offerings: Love the idea of ballet flats under a lace bridal gown as much as I do?  If you missed out on the beautiful Chloe square toe ballet flats,  try these sateen pumps here from Zara (at €20, it would be rude not to)   Compliment your gorgeous modern wedding dress with some white Chelsea boots - the Kurt Geiger Strut is currently available at ASOS, Selfridges and John Lewis.   I wish that Swedish Hasbeens would re-issue their silver high heeled...

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Things I wish I had known about planning my wedding

As someone who was never into being a bride or planning a wedding, I learnt a lot along the way planning my wedding.  Here are a few things that happened to me along the way, I hope they are helpful to you!Get your marriage licence as early as possibleWe nearly didn’t get our marriage licence in time for the wedding and it was the single most stressful thing in the entire planning process.  We live in London but got married in New Zealand and only arrived in NZ 6 days before the wedding, on Easter weekend.  I was so worried about the marriage licence being an issue I checked with the NZ Embassy and Department of Internal Affairs 3 times...

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