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Alternative Honeymoon Ideas

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After all the stress and excitement of the wedding is over, your honeymoon is the perfect chance for you to kick back and relax. But what if the idea of lying on the beach in the Bahamas sounds frightfully dull? Don’t you worry, my friends from Patchwork, an online alternative gift registry and honeymoon fund, are here to share their top five 2016 honeymoon destinations!

For this article I’m handing over to Patchwork founder Olivia Knight.

Speed through stunning Japan: Two weeks sightseeing on the bullet train

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We’ve got tons of couples using Patchwork to plan and fund honeymoons to Japan this year. I know you’ve just been there Kat (always bang on trend) so you’ll appreciate what an incredible culture trip it is. From the bright lights of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto and the paradise island of Miyajima, there’s so much to see and do. And thanks to the speeding bullet trains it’s actually possible to experience it all in a two-week break.

Japan is an expensive country to visit, especially if you want to see all the sites and travel in style! So if this is your dream honeymoon, it makes sense to ask friends and family for cash gifts to help make it happen.

Experience bohemian Berlin: One week living on a houseboat

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If you’re planning a summer honeymoon and want a city break that’s full of culture, colour, music and art, Berlin is where you need to be. If you want to experience the city’s bohemian delights avoid hotels and live like a local in one of the many unique homes available to rent. My favourite place right now is a super stylish houseboat on lake Rummelsburg that offers a romantic and secluded escape for honeymooners with excellent access to the city.

I think the best way to experience Berlin is just to take your time to wander the East side, stopping off at the food stalls, pop up bars, flea markets and random arts events that all spill out onto the streets in the summer. But there are a few essential tourist-y things to include in your Berlin patchwork too: Dinner up the TV tower for £50, U-bahn tickets for £20, a guided tour of the Berlin wall for £40 and zwei bier for a fiver.

An epic adventure in Peru: For couples who can take some serious time out

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Win Your Groomsmen Accessories from Le Colonel Moutarde!

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Le Colonel Moutarde, a family run business hailing from France, was launched when co-founder Remi stated looking for quirky, patterned bow ties for himself. He struggled to find anything he liked so he decided to make his own! With a passion for sewing passed on by his grandmother, it was the obvious solution.

His creations were so popular with his friends and family, that he and his partner Clémence decided to launch the business with the help of her younger brother Valentin. Today Le Colonel Moutarde is proud to boast the largest collection of bow ties in France (they also sell pocket squares, braces and cufflinks). They also have physical stores in Paris, London and Lille, where they still hand make all of their products.

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Win £100 to spend on Groomsmen Accessories

Nothing is more dapper than groomsmen in bow ties, and Le Colonel Moutarde are here to help. They would like to give one lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader £100 to spend on their website or at their London shop which is in Shoreditch at 10 Cheshire Street.

To enter, simply visit their website and have a browse around. Then come back here and comment on this blog post letting us know what you’d buy if you won – easy!

You have one week to enter, until midnight on 20th April.

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Personalised Wedding Stationery Made Easy & Win A Cake Topper From 4LOVEPolkaDots!

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Having personalised, one-of-a-kind wedding stationery is the dream for many Rock n Roll brides, after all we all want our wedding to feel unique and represent who we are. However when the dreaded budget comes into play, that can be a lot easier said than done.

So when 4LOVEPolkaDots, who design wedding invitations (and handmade matching wedding décor items such as guest books, ring pillows, favour gift boxes and flowergirl accessories) got in touch, I was over the moon! Their products are inspired by modern design, nature and fashion and I just know you’re going to love them!

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They have so many beautiful designs available and best part is, each set can be fully customised with your own wording and colours at no extra cost!

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Find a Your Dream Hairstylist Quick & Easily with Rock Pamper Scissors

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As a busy bride-to-be, it’s not that surprising if you don’t have a lot of time right now to take the best care of yourself. Maybe your eating more easy-to-grab processed foods, you haven’t seen the inside of a gym in over six months and your hair is in dire need of a blow-dry and some serious root touch ups?

If you don’t have a regular hairdresser or salon that you trust, then finding one during this busy time can be a real drag. Calling them up, getting quotes, finding out if they’re experienced with your very particular hair care needs (us rainbow hair loving babes need extra TLC after all!) Thankfully, I just discovered ROCK PAMPER SCISSORS, a website that cuts the fluff of searching and gives you the important details all in one place: how to book, who to book with, and how much a service will cost you.

ROCK PAMPER SCISSORS are best known for their venues in Leeds – that’s where they kicked this all off – but they have been stepping up their game and expanding their range, now with over 100 salons and hairdressers in London alone, and another 80+ in Manchester.

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Make Your Wedding Guests Deliriously Happy with a Photo Booth!

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There is nothing more certain in (wedding) life than the fact that photo booths make the party go off! Even the most camera shy people will be in there, rocking some silly props and laughing their arses off all night long. Trust me!

The Photo Booth Guys are purveyors of one of the best photo booths in the business. I’m quite the connoisseur don’t you know and their booths tick all of my very important boxes. The camera and lighting is flattering, its quick and easy to use, and doesn’t take up too much space. They even offer this amazing techy thing called InstaPrinta where you can use the booth to print out your Instagrams. We actually used this for one of our Blogcademy workshops in Melbourne last year and believe me, it was a HUGE hit. If you’re having a wedding hashtag then you need this!

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They say, “We are The Photo Booth Guys and we create amazing photo experiences for our clients with our beautiful, open-style retro photo booths (handmade from the finest materials and timbers). Unlike enclosed photo booths, ours let everyone in on the fun and are also downright stylish to boot. Guests pile in and pull their best poses, inspiring each other with increasingly crazy shenanigans!”

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Grab Some Designer Bridal Bargains at Bicester Village!

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I was about 18 when I first discovered the shopping destination Bicester Village. It’s an open air outlet mall in Oxfordshire. Designer goods at discounted prices? Sign me up! I’ve visited the village a number of times since then, always leaving with something fabulous yet affordable (my best find was my DREAM Vivienne Westwood handbag that I’d been lusting over for months which I got half off!)

However did you know that every spring, to celebrate the start of wedding season, Bicester Village put on an event just for brides? If you’re looking to nab some bargains for your upcoming wedding then you have to check it out!

Taking place from 22nd February to 20th March, you’ll be able to shop exclusive bridal product offerings from SIXTY boutiques all offering amazing deals and discounts. Designers including Oscar de la Renta, Temperley, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Brooks Brothers and Amanda Wakeley are all taking part. Everything from wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, menswear, accessories and gifts will be up for grabs at amazing prices.

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Plus every Friday from 5pm there there will be exclusive events, incentives
and some additional savings taking place (and free champagne!). You can check out all the details here.

There are also going to be fun workshops to take part in throughout the season. Lily Vanilli is hosting a cake decorating class on the art of creating edible flowers, and renowned Notting Hill florist Nikki Tibbles (who creates amazing floral installations in the Village for the event) will be teaching you how to make your own bouquet. The classes cost £35 and for more information or to book your place simply visit bicestervillage.com/bridal.

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