Don’t get me wrong, love is a wonderfully glorious thing, but the forced “We’re so in lurrrve, let’s spend lots of money on overpriced bouquets and go to a packed restaurant with everyone else that’s also in lurrrrrve” attitude around Valentine’s Day isn’t really my bag.
Gareth and I are much more likely to stay in with a takeaway than go out to a fancy restaurant, and while he buys me ‘just because’ flowers all the time, I don’t think he’s ever bought me some on V-day. He likes to be unpredictable and I think that’s way more romantic anyway.
In saying that, it is nice to give a nod of “I think you’re the best” to your other half on Valentine’s, but doing so doesn’t have to make you cringe. So I went on a hunt for the most non-butt clenching cards and prints I could find… Oh and one set of marshmallows, because who wouldn’t want to get custom marshmallows as a gift?!
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I was going to write you a poem…
Gold foil heart
Let’s make out
I like you practice making babies with you
Your best friend’s just got engaged – YAY! But oh crap, now you have to buy them an engagement present… and it can be quite a difficult task if they like to walk off the beaten path. Where exactly do you look for non-cheesy, non-clichéd gifts that they and their new fiancé will both enjoy? Don’t sweat it sister, I’ve got this covered.
Himalayan salt lamp
Praised for their air purifying properties, salt lamps are cheap, pretty and make for the perfect thoughtful gift. In fact I’ve been lusting after one for myself for a while…
Cityscape bud vases
Vases (with a nice bunch of flowers in them!) are always a good gift, but instead of getting something boring and standard, what about something more modern and fun? I adore these angular cityscape inspired ones.
Set of bat ceramic mugs
Dark as a night, this is a mug straight from a bat’s cave. Your gothic loving bestie and her beau are going to love drinking their morning coffee out of these matching mugs!
His and hers pillows
Advice pieces are some of the most enjoyable posts for me to write. I get hundreds of comments and emails from you guys asking all number of wedding planning – and weirdly hair! – questions, and being able to help you out where I can is immensely satisfying.
If you ever have a question or concern, please feel free to email me! While I can’t promise to reply one-on-one, I may turn your question into a future blog or magazine article.
Here are twelve of the most popular advice articles that were published this past year.
Life doesn’t wait for you to ‘get thin’, life is happening right now
5 things you probably don’t know about planning a wedding
Help! I’ve got pre-wedding cold feet
The Green Room has been a big part of Rock n Roll Bride for the past couple of years. During 2014 I wrote more of this kind of content than ever and I’ve really enjoyed sharing my journey and musing about running your own small business.
I’m not exactly sure what 2015 will bring for this area of my site though. If I’m being totally honest, I’m feeling
quite extremely overwhelmed with the pressure of everything I have on next year. Writing the wedding blog, being the editor of a bi-monthly print magazine, hosting and organising The Blogcademy in-person and full online courses (the latter of which is launching January 29th!!) I kind of feel like something might have to give… and that something might just be the Green Room.
I know so many of my wedding industry readers love it, but I’m only one little person! It won’t disappear completely, but it’s not going to be my main editorial focus going into the new year. I’ve got me a magazine to produce!
But it’s not all bad news! Here are twelve of the most popular business articles from the last 365.
Shed inbox guilt! 8 email templates for wedding suppliers
50 easy marketing ideas for wedding professionals
How to land your dream job
How to get started in the wedding industry
I’ve been featuring less and less styled wedding shoots this year, quite simply because I love sharing real weddings with real budgets way more! However there have been a few stand out ones that I (and you!) have really loved.
Here are my twelve favourite styled wedding shoots from the past twelve months.
Colourful folky wedding shoot
Surrealist pineapple shoot
John Waters and flamingo same sex wedding shoot
Janis Joplin inspired retro picnic shoot
Wooo Boxing Day! The traditional lie-down-all-day-and-eat-leftovers day. Is there anything good on the telly?
I hope you all had a glorious Christmas. We were at my parents’ house (as usual). My dad cooked, wine was drunk, Trivial Pursuit was played. It’s funny, as much as I might dislike traditional weddings I sure do love a traditional Christmas!
It may be a little quiet in blogland over the festive period, but if you’re anything like me you’re still going to need things to entertain you. So instead of indulging in yet another mince pie, why not cast your eyes back over some of the the best wedding DIYs of the year?
I’m no crafting expert, but DIY tutorials are one of the things I know my readers love, so I’m going to put at least one in every issue of my new magazine (issue 1 is in stores 8th January – put the date in your diary!) If I tried to create them myself I’d probably glue my eyelashes together though, so I need your help! If you’d like to see your name in print (EEK!) and create a DIY for the new magazine I’d love to hear from you. Just drop me an email with your idea and some sample photos of past projects and we can take it from there!
How to dip dye your wedding
Pastel gemstone necklace
Ombre glitter champagne glasses