I’m a lucky girl. A very lucky girl. On 20th December just gone my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. Ten years and three sons, and just a few grey hairs and ‘laughter’ lines! So to mark this occasion I got to have a proper meeting with Andrew at Sparkle Designer. As I … Read more

Get the dress of your dreams at a fraction of the cost

Your wedding dress is probably the single most expensive item of clothing that you’ll ever wear. It’s part of the dream. You may have imagined what it would look like for a long time and dreamed of swishing down the aisle in the perfect gown. But what if when you get to planning your wedding, … Read more

Stationery love

Henry and Flora is proudly flying the flag for wedding stationery designed and printed in the UK. With over 18 years of combined experience in graphic design and illustration, they offer a varied choice and ever increasing range of designs. Carol is one half of the husband and wife team behind these fabulous designs: ‘Henry and Flora began because my husband and … Read more

One Beautiful Day make-up from Joanne Shillito

Today we hear about bridal party make-up from Joanne at One Beautiful Day. Joanne is a freelance make-up artist and beauty therapist in the North West, specialising in bridal, fashion and occasion make-up. Joanne has received professional training in all aspects of beauty therapy and has worked in beauty salons for several years. To widen … Read more

Black Books Boudior Photography by Jules Fortune

Today we meet Jules Fortune who talks about her business, and especially the boudoir photography side of what she does. Watch out for the before and after shots – they’re amazing! I’m a female photographer based in Rossendale, Lancashire. My photographic passions are Weddings, Lifestyle Portraiture, Bump Photography and Vintage Boudoir Photography. I love pretty … Read more

Wrapor sample sale – don’t miss it!

Kay at Wrapor makes beautiful wraps, each tailored to fit you perfectly. Whether you’re a bride or a wedding guest and want to add an extra something to your outfit, you definitely need to check them out…especially as Kay’s having a sample sale through her Facebook page THIS THURSDAY!!   If you’d like some more … Read more

Porcelain wedding favours

Wedding favours. What do you choose? Sweets, happiness bags, lottery tickets, candles, cakes, or something a little bit more special. Something personal to you? Or something personal to your guests? I love these wedding favours. Simple and elegant and a real keepsake. Handmade by Carys Boyle Ceramics in North Wales, they are absolutely beautiful. Attach them … Read more

Meet the suppliers – Glamour Bridal

Today I want to introduce you to Glamour Bridal in Bolton. The boutique was opened in the autumn of 2011 by Debbie Buck and is opposite ‘Preston’s of Bolton’ on Bank Street. Debbie fulfilled a lifelong ambition when she opened the shop and hard work and determination has made it such a success that she has … Read more