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Hire a World Class Show Band for your Wedding: Introducing Jam Hot!

Stuck at home? Need something to boogie to? Get ready to have the best kitchen dance party of your life because today I want to introduce you to Jam Hot, THE band you are going to want to hire for your wedding!

We all know having kick arse entertainment and performers at your wedding reception is one of the most important things to get right if you want your party to go OFF and Jam Hot are here to serve! They are an 8-21 piece band who wow audiences all over the world with their unique and spectacular live show… AND YES, THEY DO WEDDINGS TOO.

But they’re actually not just a band, they’re an experience; and the way you feel when you see them play will stay in your mind as one of the best nights of your life, they pretty much guarantee it!

Don’t believe me? Check out the below video and tell me I’m wrong!

During lockdown they’ve been performing up a storm in their own homes and sharing their socially distanced gigs every week via their Facebook page. You can check out the rest of the series here if you need some damn good vibes to accompany you today.

With glowing reviews from each and every client they’ve had the pleasure of working with (most of whom book them again for other events) it’s easy to see why they’re in high demand and touring the globe.

Here’s the crucial info:

Jam Hot is fronted by four fiercely talented lead vocalists, a super tight rhythm section, searing lead guitar solos, powerful 4-piece horn section and elegant live strings. The band is made up of world-renowned professional session musicians, all with extensive experience of performing at the most illustrious events including Glastonbury, the 2012 London Olympics, The ITV British Soap Awards and the Brit Awards!!

Members of the band have also performed alongside the likes of Emile Sande, Jess Glynne, Kano, Rudimental, James Arthur, Tinie Tempah, Brian May, UB40, Shayne Ward, The Drifters, Shola Ama and George Harrison.

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Got Everything but the Kitchen Sink? Win a Tattoo Sink from Olif!

When we renovated our kitchen in a month (remember that madness!? I’m still exhausted just thinking about it!) one of the parts I was most excited about was our copper sink and tap set from Olif. I seriously never imagined a sink could be as beautiful as the one that’s gracing our worktops right now.

And after living with it for just over a year, I can hand on my heart tell you, it’s still one of the most visually pleasing parts of our home.

You’ll find an utterly beautiful selection of sinks and taps from Olif including finishes in gold, copper, bronze, gunmetal, matt black and brass. Also available are matching sink and tap packs in a variety of finishes as well as mix and match sinks and mix and match taps.

They even have glass surrounded sinks which are available in a rainbow of colours. If, like me, you love to find unique and unusual elements to bring into your home then this is the brand for you.

Olif are seriously ahead of the curve when it comes to their designs. So, when they got in touch to tell me about their new range, Tattoo Sinks, I was super intrigued.

Inspired by the art of tattooing and a desire to allow their customers to personalise their homes, this new range gives you choice of ‘tattoo’ designs which can be inscribed into the drainer. They have three tattoo designs as standard (a rose, a motorbike or a dragon) OR, and this is the best part, you can upload your own creation too!

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Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas for Rock n Roll Brides

Charleen, $5693

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you don’t want your wedding to be super traditional. Maybe you’re wearing a coloured gown, sashaying down the aisle to your favourite metal song or putting skulls on the tables instead of flowers. All of these things, and many more, are really fun yet fleeting ways to showcase your individuality. After all, once the wedding itself if over they won’t exist in your everyday life.

If you want a more permanent way to showcase that uniqueness as you go on into your marriage, then you might want to consider an engagement ring that feels more ‘you’ too.

Audrix Rustic Light Pink Diamond, $2750
Ava, $2550
Daymis, $1250

Ken & Dana Design, a family-owned and operated wedding jeweller (based in NYC but working with couples all over the world) have a HUGE selection of some of the most unique, alternative and beautiful engagement rings I’ve ever seen. I’m personally loving their range of nude, soft pinks and grey stoned rings, and a raw or rustic diamond gives a very different, much more subtle, overall look than a cut stone would. They’re often a much more affordable option too. I’m here for it!

Indira Radiant, $1800
Delilah, $1945
Delphine, $2450
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How to Plan Your Wedding without Losing Your Mind (Win a Bridal Bible Wedding Planner!)

Hands up if you just got engaged and already you’re losing your mind trying to keep everything organised. The fact of the matter is (and as much of a bummer as it might be) you can’t pull off a wedding by simply gazing at Pinterest and hoping for the best. Girl, you need to get yourself a wedding planner book and get yourself organised! It’s time to get all your ideas, lists and to dos out of your head and down on paper. Keeping everything in one physical place is not only immensely satisfying and stress-reducing, but it’ll be something you can keep forever too.

Enter: Bridal Bible, a luxury 4-piece wedding planner set. Created to help engaged folks keep their heads on straight, it’s the perfect companion to simplify your wedding journey. Bridal Bible plots out each stage of the wedding planning process through a series of simple activities that will lead up your big day. Including: Priority mapping, budget planning, date prospecting, style planning, guest lists, bridal party selection, idea brainstorming, supplier shortlisting, journey summaries along the way, payments tracking, table plan, invite design, place setting planning, guest requirements, song playlist, photographs to remember, wedding day itinerary, order of service, full wedding schedule management and much more!

Have a little peak inside here:

The fact it comes as a 4-piece makes it different to any other planner I’ve seen on the market too. You get the 196-page A5 book itself, a pencil, a handy bookmark and a slipcase to keep the book protected and everything together.

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Honeymoon Travel Guide: The Maldives Part 2 – Faarufushi

After our time at Kurumba I wasn’t sure how the next resort would be able to top it but MY GOODNESS were we in for the shock of our lives. Faarufushi is the newest five-star resort in the Maldives and is located in the less developed and wonderfully remote part of the Raa Atoll. To get there it was a 35-minute internal flight from Malé (to the smallest airport I’ve ever seen!) and then a 15-minute speedboat over to the small coral island of Faarufushi itself.

We arrived and were immediately speechless. I have stayed in some pretty nice places in my time but I don’t think anything comes close to what we were greeted with. From the service, the staff, the food and the surroundings, it was just beyond anything I ever thought I’d get to experience. As we stepped off the speedboat and onto the jetty, we literally gasped a what we saw. The island smells of beach gardenias and there’s also wild ginger, Ficus Benghalensis (locally know as ‘Nika’ which is the name of the Faarufushi spa!) and of course, an abundance of picture-perfect coconut palms.

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Rock n Renovation: Our Bathroom Reveal (Kinda) and Win £200 to Spend with Soak.com!

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. I don’t think I truly understood the poignancy of this quote until we started our home renovations. EVERYTHING takes longer than you expect. EVERYTHING costs more, EVERYTHING is more complicated than you think it’ll be and every time you feel like you’re making significant progress life throws a curve ball or another challenge at you and oh look, the bathroom is still not finished!

Here you can see what the room looked like in October, before we started the work. Now, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve been able to share any updates because, quite frankly, there’s been nothing to show. Progress has been slower than a sloth at a spa day, but finally, FINALLY we’re very nearly there. Nearly there enough to show you some photos of how it’s looking anyway!

At first, I really wanted to hold out until it was actually finished/ perfect/ Insta-worthy but HONESTLY, I actually feel like it’ll be much more interesting for you guys to hear about the realities of doing a project like this completely DIY and when you have a business to run at the same time!

IT IS A LOT.

For those of you who don’t know, we’re attempting to renovate our house with as little outside help as possible. Unless we physically (or legally!) HAVE to hire tradesmen, we (read: Gareth) want to do it entirely by ourselves. This isn’t just because of the money we’ll save but for the satisfaction of doing it! Gareth in particular is super handy with DIY stuff, and a brilliant YouTube learner (seriously, he’s taught himself to plaster, plumb, replace joists and fit a kitchen just with Google and YouTube as his guides). I’m now a most excellent painter and decorator, although I’m yet to master wallpapering. Maybe next year!

Obviously, this has its downsides. Things take a long time and sometimes things have to get put on hold while life happens… but, for us anyway, we know it’s going to be totally worth it.

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