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Thursday Treats: Signing off Issue One!

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It’s just one week until Christmas and I got the BEST gift of all yesterday. I went to Giraffe Media HQ, the publishers of my new magazine, to sign everything off and send the first issue to print! It was very The Devil Wars Prada but much more friendly… I arrived and was presented with ‘The Book’ – a mock up of how the magazine will look in a binder. Flipping through each page made it seem oh so real. I can’t bloody believe this thing is ACTUALLY going to be in the shops!

Issue one hits the shelves on January 8th and will be sold in WH Smiths, Morrisons and some independent newsagents. If you can’t find a copy locally, or you’re not in the UK, you can also purchase a subscription online (details of which I’ll be sharing as soon as it’s ready!) OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS ALL TOO EXCITING, roll on January 8th!

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Here are some other treats from around the interwebs over the past seven days….

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Retro Rock n Roll picnic wedding
♥ Intimate summer greenhouse wedding
New York meets Palm Springs wedding
Plum and navy wedding inspiration
Edwardian inspired wedding

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Hazelwood Photo

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Thursday Treats: Home Alone

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Urban Safari

It’s been on a two week hiatus as I’ve been travelling so much over the past couple of weeks, but Thursday Treats is BACK with full force!

I got home early on Tuesday morning. My flight (Auckland-Sydney-Dubai-London – OUCH!) landed in Heathrow at 6am and I literally RAN to customs to be first in line to get through. It’s not that I just hate queuing, but because I had only a couple of hours until Gareth was hopping on a plane himself to go on a ski trip with my dad and sister!

We had just over an hour together when I got home. I lay in our bed as he packed around me and we chatted about all the silly things married couples chat about. I missed him SO MUCH during my jaunt down under and having to say goodbye again was totally sucky, but I am so grateful that we did at least get to see each other.

2015 resolution: less travel, more husband.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Lilac Hill wedding
Colourful Kansas wedding
Summer backyard wedding
Organic wedding inspiration
♥ Gorgeous New South Wales DIY wedding
♥ 1940s inspired wedding in London
Free spirited Palm Springs wedding
♥ Pennsylvania warehouse wedding

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With Love & Embers

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Thursday Treats: Vivienne Westwood and Heading Down Under!

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It’s that time again. It’s the week before I go away on a big Blogcademy trip and I’m trying desperately to write and pre-schedule three week’s worth of blog content before I hit the road. Something weird has happened to me this time though. Usually, I chain myself (metaphorically speaking!) to my desk, and bash them out easily. It takes a long time, sure, but I’m a nerd and I usually always get them all done with a few days to spare.

Yet this time I seem to have been sabotaging myself. I don’t know if it’s the time of year, and wanting to take things sloooow, but I’ve been procrastinating a bit and I ended up booking a lot of things in that took me away from my desk this week.

On Tuesday I was invited to the Vivienne Westwood 2015 press preview at their Davis Street store in London. I have been a MASSIVE Viv fan for years, and in fact the very first thing I ever bought when I earned some money from this blog was one of her necklaces, so it was pretty incredible to be invited into the inner circle.

If you have deep pockets for your wedding dress then you HAVE to go see them. Good God, they are too damn beautiful in real life (of course my photos do not do them justice!) The Princess dress (above) might have just taken the lead as my favourite wedding dress of all time. Can I please just own it to flounce around the house in?

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Before we crack on with the real reason you’re here today (Thursday Treats baby!) I wanted to give you a quick little update to let you know that on Monday I fly out to Australia for the final leg of our 2014 Blogcademy tour.

We’re teaching a class in Sydney on November 29th and 30, in Melbourne on December 3rd and 4th and in Auckland on December 6th and 7th. Yes, it’s going to be a full on trip but I’m so excited to see my babes again and to meet some brand new blogcadettes (by the way, if you’d like to come along, we can totally squeeze in another little one!)

Do you know we’ve taught close to 700 people at this point?! What the hell right? That is a LOT! We’re also planning something BIG which we’ll be launching in the new year. A lot of people have asked for it, and we’ve definitely listened… that’s all I can say for now!

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SO if you need me, I’ll be in a completely different time zone, and in SUMMER! I’m raiding my wardrobe and trying to remember what we wear when it’s not frigid outside.

I’ll see you on the other side!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Bohemian wedding with a patterned wedding dress
Love shoot on the streets of Paris
Seriously cool art gallery wedding
Pennsylvania corpse bride
Rock n Roll wedding ideas

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Elizabeth In Love

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Thursday Treats: Roll on January 8th!

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Obsessed with my new headband from Crown and Glory!

I know it’s terrible to wish your life away, but I gotta say I am SO VERY excited for next year already. This week the release date of issue one of the new print magazine was confirmed. It’ll be hitting the shelves on January 8th!! It’s being stocked in WH Smith’s, Morrisons (with other supermarkets TBC) and independent newsagents up and down the UK! International readers, fret not, you’ll be able to subscribe online.

WAAAAH serrrrrrrrriously, I think I might just burst with excitement. I still can’t believe this is actually happening!*

As you were.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

These diagrams are everything you’ll need to plan your wedding
Epic Burning Man wedding
Bohemian backyard wedding
Pink pastel retro wedding in Italy
♥ BHLDN’s new Iconic Collection is pretty damn fit.

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Thursday Treats: Practising What I Preach

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Shell De Mar Photography

Going from the past month or so of absolute chaos to this week, which has been relatively quiet, has been odd. That’s not to say I haven’t been keeping myself occupied (that magazine and this blog ain’t gonna write themselves!) but I’ve said no to every invitation, turned down meetings and spent 99.9% of my time in my house, wearing sequinned sweatpants. Last week I wrote about how being busy and ‘in-demand’ is not an indication of how valuable you are as a person, and I’ve been trying to practice what I preach.

So what else did I do? Well I made my first roast dinner on Sunday (it was yum, just don’t tell my mother I used frozen roast potatoes, she’d be horrified!) and I attempted to do my first ever home DIY project! I’m certainly no crafting expert, which was demonstrated very clearly as I tried to dip-dye some polyester voiles pink for our living room. Actually that’s not true, my execution was fine (even if Gareth did hang around like a deranged nanny, wiping up every little splash I made on the kitchen counter!) but it turns out polyester doesn’t really take dye… So actually what I’ve created it more of suggestion of baby pink at the bottom of the curtains. Not really the look I was going for. But at least now I know I can do it, I just need to find some curtains that weren’t £3 from Primark for my next try. Maybe next week…

I hope, whatever you’ve been up to, you’ve had a good one too.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Beautiful field wedding
♥ Rustic barn wedding
♥ Industrial wedding inspiration
Whimsical bohemian wedding
♥ This spotty wedding dress! Swoon!
Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2015 bridal collection is amazing!
♥ Bubblegum pink editorial wedding shoot

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Xander & Thea

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Thursday Treats: Chocolate, Cologne and Ridiculous Nerves

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What have I been up to since we last spoke? Er, quite a lot actually! Last Thursday I was in Brighton visiting my friends at Choccywoccydoodah. They make the most epic wedding cakes and I was there to take part in their first ever Witches Kitchen class.

Upstairs in their brand new shop, nestled within the South Lanes, we got to decorate our own ChoccyWoccy creations. I opted for a white chocolate skull (I mean, how could I resist?) and it was surprisingly awesome fun! I went with my sister and we had the best time eating our body weight in sweets, getting our faces painted and drooling (not literally!) over the amazing cakes decorating the space.

The Witches Kitchen would make an AMAZING hen do idea, but you can also hire their Empire Room for two hours worth of ALL YOU CAN EAT chocolate. Oh baby! Just make sure you wear trousers with a forgiving waistband.

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There was no time to sit around devouring my creation though, because bright and early on Friday morning Gareth and I were up and heading towards Heathrow. We were off to Cologne where I had been invited to speak at Deutscher Hochzeitskongress, the first German Wedding Congress. I’m not gonna lie, I was BRICKING IT! Not only did I have to speak to an audience of 200, but an audience that spoke English as a second language. ARGH!

I had to do an opening key note speech and then a half hour presentation in the afternoon sharing blogging advice for wedding professionals. Although I was suuuper nervous beforehand, as soon as I got on stage I felt much more at ease. For me, the best thing an audience can do is smile back and nod along in agreement, and I was thrilled to see this happening as I spoke. They were such a great group of people and chatting and taking selfies with them afterwards was even more fun!

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Hannah Witte

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