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Looking For Something Different to Display at your Wedding? How About Giant Deckchairs!

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I was walking around Brighton with my sister a few months ago when we spotted two oversized deckchairs that had been set up to promote an event. We decided to stop, hop on and take a quick photo and let me tell you we weren’t the only ones! There was a queue round the block of people waiting to do exactly the same thing. Who knew they’d be such a photo op hit? Well the guys at The Prop Factory clearly do because they’ve just launched, specifically for weddings!

They say, “Giant Deckchairs is the largest manufacturer and supplier of giant deckchairs all over the world. As the original creators, we have all the knowledge and experience to make our chairs the best and the highest in quality. Our customisable giant deckchairs are a massive head-turner at weddings, events and engagement photo shoots. We always get fantastic feedback from wedding parties – especially when it comes to the wedding photographs!”

“The chairs are entirely safe and tested too! They are BS EN tested to meet European safety standards and because we are an ethical company with an eye on the environment, the chairs use sustainable timber from an FSC Certified Supplier.”

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Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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Oops moments happen. We’re all human after all. Your wedding day will be no different which is why I think it’s important to have those ‘just in case’ items with you. Just a quick search on Pinterest is enough to give you heart palpitations about being completely unprepared. I mean for some of these you’re going to need to haul a bloody great suitcase with you down the aisle to fit it all in (overkill much?)

You should probably leave the extension cord at home, but there are a few things you really do need to have with you on your wedding day. For me those would be safety pins, plasters, chewing gum and deodorant.

They’re all pretty self-explanatory but one of them is a complete non-negotiable – a good deodorant. I know at my own wedding I have never felt more nervous than when I was about to walk down the aisle. A heady mixture of excitement, anticipation and nerves made me thankful I was wearing a good deodorant! If you’re a nervous bride like I was then you’ll definitely need to think about this too. After all, no-one wants sweat patches when your husband or wife-to-be sees you for the first time. And let’s face it, this is likely to be very sweat-patch inducing moment!

Today I’m partnering with Dove to share their brand new campaign, Amazing Moments, in which they put their Clinical Protection Antiperspirant to the test during a real woman’s surprise proposal to the love of her life. Dove Clinical Protection offers undeniable wetness protection and has ¼ moisturisers to care for skin.

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Design your Alternative Wedding Dress with Ieie’s Dress Boutique

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We all want to have that moment. The moment where you find ‘the’ dress, you feel like a princess for the first time in your life, and you squeal with excitement over the thought of walking down the aisle in the most perfect gown you’ve ever laid eyes on.

But what if the idea of going to a bridal boutique fills you with dread? Or if you want something really different or alternative and you just can’t find it in any stores? If you’ve always dreamt of creating your own dream wedding dress than you need to check out Ieie’s Dress Boutique.

This boutique style bridal salon is operated exclusively online. They work with brides all over the world and they specialise in customised wedding dresses, meaning if you can dream it they can create it!

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Unlike wedding gowns from more traditional store, where designs are mass produced by a manufacturer, their dresses are all made to order and can be completely customised based on exactly what you want. So whether you want a vintage style wedding dress, a lace wedding dress or a modest wedding dress, they can help you!

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Animated Video Invitations from Mini Epic


Organising hen and stag parties is getting harder and harder. Is it just me or do they all seemed to be way bigger and more complicated than they used to be? When I got hitched we just went for a night out in London, these days most hen dos seem to span over an entire weekend with multiple activities planned, and so many stag dos involve hopping on a plane!

This post is for those of you tasked with organising a hen or stag do in the near future. I’ve just done it for my sister, and believe me I feel your pain. Having to organise 10+ girls to not only agree on something to do, but making sure they’re all available on the same date and they can all afford it was like herding kittens at times!

When it came to inviting people along, I’ll admit, I took the easy route and started a private Facebook group, but what if there was a more fun and creative way to get people really excited about it, just like you might do with your wedding invitations?

Well, the answer is finally here and its a truly 21st century solution to the problem! Mini Epic is a dynamic new online invitation service which raises the bar with their range of highly entertaining, professionally designed, animated template invitations for hen and stag parties.

Launched by Jonathan Shine, an established motion graphics artist, he came up with the idea when he was best man a few years ago. With the daunting task of having to convince 15 guys to fork out for a stag do in Vegas, he wanted to create an invitation that featured the groom and would hint at where and what kind of do they were aiming for. He wanted to get everyone excited and usher them towards accepting the invite and what he came up with certainly did that!

“I thought of creating a Hollywood-style cinematic teaser trailer as the invitation”, he said. “The guys loved the invitation, it set the tone for the stag do and made everyone feel as though this was going to be an epic party. And that’s how the idea for Mini-Epic came about.”

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Create Your Own Completely Bespoke, One-of-a-Kind Engagement & Wedding Rings with Durham Rose


Finding your dream engagement or wedding ring can be tricky, particularly if you want something a bit different to the designs you see at the big high street jewellers. You might have thought designing your own rings was completely out of reach, but I’m here today to tell you that it’s definitely not the case when you use Durham Rose!

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These London based jewellers (previously known as Hot Pink Jewellers) actually appeared on Dragon’s Den with their ingenious concept in 2013, and although they didn’t get investment, they used is as a springboard to launch their business.

The newly named Durham Rose work completely differently to any other jeweller I’ve come across because they don’t have a showroom and they don’t hold any stock (meaning they keep their overheads lower – savings which they pass onto their customers!) They work exclusively and directly with their clients to create them one-of-a-kind engagement and wedding rings.

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While most of their clients use their service to design an engagement ring, Durham Rose are also the perfect company for you to look at if you’ve already found an engagement ring you love, but are struggling to find a wedding band that works with it.

Maybe you’ve gone for a really unique engagement ring, but when its come to finding a wedding band that works with it, you’re stuck. Durham Rose can help you create a band that follows the contours of any engagement ring to ensure the perfect fit. They can also match setting work, profiles widths and metal finish so they look like a matching pair.

In some cases they may even take a 360 degree scan of your engagement ring to enable them to import the design into their engineering software and model the wedding ring around it.

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Honeymoon Travel Guide: A Surprise Trip to Vienna!

When you decide to book a holiday, what’s the first thing you do? You probably figure out if you want to go lie on a beach, explore a new city or throw yourselves wholeheartedly into some kind of action/ adventure sports trip. Next, you might want to know how the weather is at the time of year you plan to travel. Then you’ll probably look up what the local food is like, research the must-sees and investigate all the popular sites to decide if they sound like something you’d enjoy…

But what if I told you you could go on a holiday that you knew nothing about until two hours before take off!? Well, that’s exactly what Gareth and I did last weekend!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESHoneymoon Travel Guide A Surprise Trip to Vienna_rocknrollbride (12) is a new concept from the people behind How it works is you tell them your preferred departure airport, send them a short list of places you don’t want to visit (maybe you’ve already been there or you just don’t fancy it) and they book you a completely surprise European holiday!

They currently offer 77 weekend destinations in Europe and the service is open to all UK, IE, CA, AUS, NZ and US passport holders (all flights depart from the UK or Ireland). All flights are at convenient times (we flew out at 9am and back at 8pm) and are under 3 and a half hours.

When I heard about the concept I was excited, if not a little bit nervous. I’m not an over-planner when it comes to travelling, but I do like to do a little basic research so I know what to expect of a new place. Not least of all, I like to know beforehand how I’m going to get to my hotel from the airport!


The anticipation of where we might end up was definitely one of the best parts of this whole experience and everyone I told about it was like “Wow that’s so cool, I’d love to do that!” Once you book, Surprise Trips emails you a link which tells you which airport and terminal to go to and what time you need to arrive. Then, a couple of days before the trip they email you again with a weather report from your destination so you have some idea of what to pack. Ours told us it was going to be 26-30°C so we were kind of expecting that we might end up on a beach somewhere… But as you can see, that couldn’t have been further from what happened!

Now I’m no YouTuber, but I thought it might be fun to make a little travel video so you can see what we got up to. Enjoy!

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