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Thursday Treats: Ready for Some Sunshine!

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Shell de Mar Photography

It’s hard to believe that this time next week I’ll be in LA where it’s currently 25 degrees Celsius! I’m there to teach the first Blogcademy workshop of the year and we’re staying right by the beach which is just what my sun-starved skin needs right now!

If you’d like to come to our first workshop of the year (and our only US class until September!) we still have a few tickets left. You can read all about what we teach and book your spot right here.

After the class, we’ve decided to head to to Vegas for a few days. Last year was a biggie in Blogcademy and Rock n Roll Bride-land, so it’s a well deserved treat. Gala, Shauna and I actually only came together as a trio for the first time in Vegas in 2012 so going back there together is going to be like a glorious full circle. And even though none of us like to gamble or party very hard (a glass of wine whilst rocking our PJs in our hotel room is much more our style!) Vegas is still one of my favourite places the three of us have hung out. Plus this time we’re going to see magicians… and Britney!

As usual while I’m travelling, the blog will still be updated at least once a day so keep popping back to get your wedding fix. Oh, and issue 2 of the print magazine hits the shelves on March 5th (it will also be available via my shop page) so be sure put that date in your diary too!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Romantic gothic wedding
Industrial warehouse wedding in New Mexico
Loft wedding with a citrus colour palette
♥ Amazing retro sci-fi wedding
Laid back wedding at The Parker, Palm Springs
DIY Queensland wedding

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Life is Beautiful

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Thursday Treats: Issue 2 is Almost Here!

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A little sneaky preview of one of the real wedding spreads inside issue 2!

It’s come around so damn quickly but today I’m off to see “the book” (I’m sooo The Devil Wears Prada right now) and to sign off issue 2 of the magazine! I have to say, I think this second edition might be even better than the first. I had to write and pull together issue 1 really quickly, so having a bit more time to really make things perfect was such a treat!

And the cover! Oh my goodness, just you wait until you see it! I can’t share it just yet but have one word for you… puppies!

The second edition hits the shelves of WhSmiths, Morrisons and independent newsagents on March 5th and it will also be available to order online on the same day. As issue 1 sold out for online orders in less than 72 hours I’d also suggest setting a reminder in your calender, I’d hate for you to miss out again! Alternatively you can skip the queue and treat yourself to a subscription! Not long now…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Handmade hand-me-down wedding
Rose quartz wedding inspiration
Vintage Rock n Roll wedding
10 ideas for edible wedding favours
Is this the best proposal idea ever!?
♥ How to not let a hurricane ruin your wedding
♥ Amazing 60s inspired poolside wedding

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I Got You Babe Photography

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Thursday Treats: London Edge & Finding ‘The One’

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Lisa Jane Photography

Another month has come and gone and we’re now heading head-first into February. January was a particularly epic month for me with the launch of the print magazine and The Blogcademy Online!! While tooting my own horn might be terribly embarrassing, I do have to say that I am so incredibly proud of how both these ventures have been received. I’ve worked my little bloggy butt off over the past few months on them both, and so seeing the amazing reaction from you all about them is quite amazing!

If you haven’t nabbed yourself a copy of the magazine yet, you can find your nearest UK stockists via our interactive map. We are currently sold out for online orders of issue 1 but you can pree-order a subscription for issues 2-6 right here!

In other news, this week has been a great one! Last weekend I spoke at the blogger’s event at London Edge. It was super fun to meet some new bloggers, none of which were in the wedding industry, and to be exposed to a completely different kind of event. There wasn’t a wedding dress in sight!

But that all changed on Wednesday because I went full throttle into maid of honour duties with my bestie from Uni, who’s getting hitched in November. We went dress shopping and I’m not revealing anything but we might have just found ‘the one’! It’s all very exciting!

In other news, I’m speaking in Brighton at Making Positive Changes next Wednesday (11th), so if you fancy coming along, having a cheeky drink and hearing me gas for a couple of hours, I’d love to see you there!

Okey doke, are you ready for another instalment of Thursday Treats? I missed it last week because of the launch of The Blogcademy Online so this one is a biggie! You might want to grab yourself an extra large cup of tea…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Down by the juniper tree
Las Vegas bachelorette party
If you want a 100% sunny wedding you can pay $150k to explode the clouds! Perfect for the bridezilla!
Amazing Sydney beach wedding
♥ Incredible bohemian wedding inspiration

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Daughters of Simone lookbook

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Thursday Treats: The Blogcademy Online is Coming; Discount Codes and Free Videos for ALL!

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Madeline Kate

In just one week’s time, The Blogcademy Online launches and I am beyond thrilled about it! For those of you that don’t know, The Blogcademy is the in-person blogging and business workshop that I’ve been hosting with my friends (and blogging superstars!) Gala Darling and Shauna Haider since 2012. We’ve taught nearly 1000 people on several continents since then and next week we are making the course available online for anyone who can’t, or doesn’t want to, attend a live event. It’s going to be an astronomically exciting day!

To get you warmed up, we’ve released three educational videos over the past three Thursdays and you can watch them all right now for absolutely dilly squat! My video, Ten Lessons All Bloggers Should Learn, went up two weeks ago, Gala’s on how to make your blog charismatic went live last week, and today Shauna’s on creating a blogging business plan (which is actually a preview of one of the segments in the course itself) is available for your viewing pleasure.

To watch the videos, simply zip over to theblogcademy.com/online, scroll down, log in using your Facebook account and click play!

If you’re interested in The Blogcademy Online, you should definitely sign up to our mailing list (put your name and email address in where it says “Get our top secret blogging resources” on the front page of our site) because everyone that does will receive a discount code to use on the course when it becomes available next week.

Woohoo, party time, excellent!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Colourful Florida wedding
Whimsical and fun rainbow wedding
Modern wedding in Omaha
♥ Pretty, pastel homemade wedding
Bright geometric wedding ideas
Fairytale inspired wedding

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Jessie Holloway

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Thursday Treats: The Most Insane Week of My Life!

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Last Thursday was just a little bit of an exciting day for me, which meant I totally forgot about Thursday Treats. I would say sorry… but, you know… I published a goddamn magazine so its more of a case of #sorrynotsorry actually!

Last week was an utter whirlwind. The comments from those of you that got your mitts on a copy were unbelievable and very, very overwhelming. So thank you so much for that. I’m so glad you all love it as much as I do! ALSO, issue 1 sold out online in just FOUR DAYS! OMG!!

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We’ll try our best to get more copies saved for online order next time, but if you really don’t want to miss out on the next issue, you can subscribe and have it delivered directly to your door!

Alternatively, there are still thousands (over 2,200!) of stockists all over the UK that are selling it. You can find out your closest stockists on our INTERACTIVE MAP! Simply enter your postcode into the search box and your closest stores will appear (you can then click the placemarkers for detailed store information as well as zoom in/out and pan around).

Please note, this page isn’t able to show current stock levels at each store. It’s just to help you locate official stockists. As a reminder, its being sold in large branches of WHSmiths (not ones in stations or airports) and Morrisons, and some independent newsagents.

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But that’s not all my news (I told you this week was insane)! On Tuesday I was invited onto BBC radio to talk to Anne Diamond all about the magazine launch! If you missed it, you can listen to it here (I’m on about an hour in, for 30 minutes).

So it may have had a longer break than anticipated, but my lovely weekly links round up is BACK with a bang! So put down your magazine for just one second, grab yourself a cuppa, and indulge yourself in all the best treats the internet has to offer.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Romantic wedding hand-crafted by the groom
Whimsical woodland wedding ideas
Modern wedding tribute to Elvis and Priscilla 
Check out these amazing Star Wars cakes!
♥ Rock n Roll New South Wales wedding
♥ Quirky and fun shoot in a disused swimming pool
♥ Hand-crafted, urban wedding in Atlanta

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Our Labor of Love by Heidi

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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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