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Go Click Click Flash Flash Crazy with Showtime Photo Booth

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Look, it’s no massive secret that I am obsessed with photo booths. It’s a sickness. If I could have one in my house I would (maybe one day!) So when Showtime Photo Booth got in touch to introduce themselves I was more than happy to listen.

The thing I love most about their booths is just how customisable they are. They can create bespoke ‘skins’ to cover the outside to fit your wedding theme. How bad ass is that? They also offer a number of classic skins including this glamorous, retro inspired design.

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The 7 Dos and Don’ts Of Buying A Wedding Dress Online

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There’s something undeniably magical about going to a fancy bridal boutique, sipping champagne and trying on beautiful, exquisitely made, designer wedding dresses. But for a lot of brides – who can’t or don’t want to – the mere idea of dropping £3000 on a dream dress is completely out of the question!

I think it’s good to have options and so instead of just blindly writing about it, I actually wanted try it out for myself. I ordered two dresses from Adorona.com, based in Shanghai, who sell made-to-measure and customisable dresses online.

There are a number of things you should consider if you plan to buy your wedding dress online, either second-hand (from somewhere like eBay), from an independent designer on Etsy, or via a website that makes and sells wedding and prom dresses from China.

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1. Do check the fabric

First and foremost you should check the fabric of the dress you like, and if at all possible, ask for swatches to be sent to you before you place an order. Sometimes clothing can look really beautiful online, but when you see it in the flesh you realise why it was so cheap! Using lower quality fabrics is one of the most common ways that online retailers keep their costs down.

I’m not going to lie, the fabrics used on the two dresses I ordered were in no way comparable to something you might see in a bridal boutique. However, I was pleasantly surprised. They were a lot nicer than I thought they might be, especially for the price. Most importantly though, the dresses were exceptionally well made. The fabric was thick and the stitching in all the right places. There were no threads hanging off, or unfinished edges, and the embellishments were of a high quality. The dresses were also both super comfortable to wear.

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The Roost: London’s Coolest Wedding Venue

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The Roost is probably one of London’s coolest event spaces… and I don’t say that lightly! I was lucky enough to visit and experience it myself at The Blogcademy’s recent party, and I figured it would be a crime against alternative weddings to keep it to myself! If you’re having an unconventional wedding in our nation’s capital then you HAVE to consider The Roost as your venue!

Located in trendy Dalston, the four floor converted Victorian pub is decorated in a really fun, eclectic way with statement wallpaper, vintage furniture, quirky props and unique artwork. They also love to give their couples complete creative freedom when it comes to decorating the place with their own props too!

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My One Wedding Day Regret…(Don’t Make it Yours!)

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Looking back at my own wedding day, there’s only one thing missing. The day was, for all intents and purposes, completely perfect, and while there might be a few stylistic things we’d do differently now, the day went off without a hitch.

My only real regret about our wedding is that we didn’t have a videographer. As the memories of that amazing day started to fade, I wished there was some footage I could look back on to relive those precious and fleeting moments. Unfortunately it just wasn’t in our budget. However, if we’d known of a company like this one, who offer photo AND video packages, things might be very different.

This one one specifically for my Canadian readers (holla!) If you’re still looking for a photographer and/or videographer for your wedding, then why not book a company who can do both?! Toronto wedding photographer‘s Focus Productions offer photo and video packages so there’s no need to fuss about looking elsewhere!

Their team of talented photographers and film makers are available to shoot weddings all over Canada (and beyond, they do also do the odd destination wedding!) and pride themselves on their easy going and non-invasive style. If you’re nervous about being on camera, or worried they might get in the way, you needn’t! These guys have been in the business for five years, so they really know their stuff.

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The Wedding Garter: Outdated Tradition or Sexy Addition to Your Wedding Day Look?

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Garters first came into fashion in the 1930s. Traditionally they were used to hold up stockings, and later as sneaky places for women to hide untoward things (like flasks of whiskey!) or small valuables, instead of carrying a purse. These days it’s more of an obscure wedding tradition, the removal and tossing of which allegedly symbolises the deflowering of the bride. Others prefer to believe in the superstition that taking a piece of the bride’s clothing will bring good luck.

Whatever your opinion on the polarising ‘garter toss’, wearing something beautiful, silky and a little bit sexy under your wedding dress is something that I love the idea of. While I had no clue why I should be wearing one myself (the thought to research said tradition obviously never occurred to me!) I wore a black silk one with a massive bow on it for my own wedding, ooh la la! Needless to say, Gareth approved.

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Win Jewellery Worth over £500 with Links of London!

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I’ve never been much of an expensive jewellery type. It’s not that I don’t love it, I just can’t afford to splash out, as much as I might want to! If you too have been drooling over all the pretties in the window of your local jewellery store from afar, then covet no longer. Today I’ve teamed up with Links of London to give one lucky reader four stunning pieces of jewellery worth over £500!

“The story of Links of London begins in 1990 with a request for a bespoke pair of fish-shaped cufflinks”, they say. “Almost 25 years later, the brand has become synonymous for quality craftsmanship and timeless style. Capturing the wit, spirit and heart of London, Links of London collections offer the full range of women’s and men’s jewellery, watches, gifts and accessories. Having established a loyal following, every new season promises connoisseurs fresh and intricate designs, fashion-forward colours and statement pieces unrivalled in elegance and sophistication.”

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