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Finding Your Style With Prezola: Neon Tropics

If there’s one wedding theme that’s ridiculously popular right now its neon tropics. Think cacti, succulents, pastel-painted pineapples, macrame and wall hanging neon signs: Palm Springs vibes ahoy!

And it’s hardly surprising. Interior and fashion trends always filter down into weddings and these kind of elements are ALL of the high street right now. I remember dreaming of one day being able to afford to buy my own neon sign – now you can pick them up for under £100 from almost any store that sells homewares!

If you are as obsessed with this trend as I am then it stands to reason that you might want to incorporate some of these things into your wedding gift list too. But while a traditional department store list may be very limited on the items that they have on offer, Prezola are the opposite. In fact with over 50,000 products from over 500 brands you are SURE to find oodles of items you’ll be desperate to add to your registry.

If you follow me on Instagram then you won’t haven’t failed to notice that we are renovating our home right now. So believe you me, looking through the Prezola website to gather neon and tropical themed items for this feature and NOT adding to them to my basket immediately was very difficult indeed. It was the the most fun way to spend a morning though!


Heart LED Neon Light, £215
Cactus Vase, £14.99
Flamingo Table Lamp, £135
Shyama Ruffell Palm Trees Framed Print, £60

Prezola is the perfect gift list for couples that want to add fun, quirky items to their wedding registry. They give you the chance to add things way more exciting than towels and a new pan set to your gift list (but of course they do those too!) They even now offer furniture, appliances and technology which is perfect for their new group gifting incentive. Multiple guests can contribute to any item over £80 meaning you don’t have to feel guilty for adding something expensive like a new bed or sofa to your list.

You can add items from amazing homewear brands such as Made.com, Sofa.com, Dyson, Smeg, Graham and Green, Habitat and The White Company!


Palm Tree Plate, £40
Rum Pineapple Hamper, £130
Tropical Birds On Perch, £49
Tropical Cheese Plant Cushion, £98

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Wild Wedding Festival: An Alternative Wedding Fair in France

I think it’s pretty safe to say that the UK is very much leading the way when it comes to alternative, quirky and unique weddings. In fact I probably hear about yet another alternative wedding fair popping up somewhere here on a weekly basis! Don’t get me wrong, this is no bad thing, I remember when I was a bride trying to find ANYTHING remotely different was an impossibility. Today’s brides are very lucky indeed!

We feature a lot of international weddings on this site and one of the things I hear over and over again from brides in Europe is how “There’s nothing alternative over here at all” or that “Doing something different is very unusual in (insert country here)” which is why I was overjoyed when I found out that someone’s doing something about it!

Based in Alsace, France the Wild Wedding Festival wants to bring some of that quirky UK wedding magic to the east of France. Launched in 2015 by Caroline Beck-Wild, a wedding planner who was tired of seeing the same old same old, the Wild Wedding Festival is an annual event, taking place in September, and this year’s show looks like it will be their biggest and best yet!

There are two festivals taking place this year. The first, on the 15th & 16th September at the Hippodrome of Strasbourg-Hoerdt will have over 60 exhibitors and the second, on 29th & 30th September at Kota Alsace in Guebwiller, more than 50. And with over 1000 visitors attending each show last year, it seems like Wild Wedding Festival sure is making a much needed impact in France right now!

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Why You Should Be Thinking Outside the Box with Your Wedding Venue

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found sorting the venue one of most stressful parts of wedding planning. Not only is it one of the first things you need to do (you can’t set your date, send out invitations or even really start planning your decor and theme until you know where the day will take place) but almost everything else hinges on getting this part right. A fantastic venue will make your wedding day feel like a dream, whereas one that isn’t quite right will make the whole process a bit of a nightmare.

There are thousands of incredible wedding venues to chose from all over the country, and whatever style of celebration you want to have, you will be able to find one that you love. However I have always been a champion of thinking outside of the box when it comes to your search. While a more traditional space, that does weddings week in week out, will obviously have it’s advantages (experienced staff, everything you might need already in place, packages to keep things simple…) there really is something to be said about going off the beaten path a bit, ESPECIALLY, if you’re planning an alternative wedding. Not only will it often be cheaper as there won’t be lots of “wedding extras” included, but you’ll end up with a setting as unique as you want your wedding itself to be.

For example, have you ever considered a holiday resort as a wedding venue? I’ll be honest, I actually hadn’t either! That was until Darwin Escapes got in touch and I immediately wondered why I hadn’t thought of it before. Not only do they offer accommodation for all your guests, one of their properties has a freakin’ TREEHOUSE where you can go and stay for your mini moon!

Darwin Escapes is one of the UK’s fastest growing travel brands with a growing portfolio currently standing at 21 holiday resorts located all over the country. Each holiday park has its own unique character meaning whatever type of setting you’re after, whatever style of wedding you’re planning, they’re somewhere you should consider. Some of my all-time favourite memories as a child were at holiday resorts with my family, so imagine being able to recreate that magic on your wedding day!?

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We Already Live Together, Do We Need a Wedding Gift List?

Devlin Photos

Traditionally, the reason to have a wedding gift list is to help your wedding guests know what to buy you (let’s face it, most people will want to get you at least a small gift) and to help a young couple set up their first home together. These days, while the former still rings true, most couples do live together long before they get married. But just because you think you’ve already got everything you might need, doesn’t mean you should forgo a wedding registry entirely.

If your guests are going to get you something anyway, there’s nothing wrong with helping them out by giving them some ideas. If you don’t have a gift list you may just end up with lots of stuff you don’t really want or need.

The good news is that the wedding gift list has moved on a LOT in the past few years, and leading the way is one of my favourites, Prezola.

Time to Upgrade

This is your chance to upgrade everything you’ve just bought because it was cheap (or inherited and made do with) over the past few years! A wedding list is the perfect opportunity to get things that you might not be able (or want) to spend your own money on but will really enjoy once you own them. Things like fancy bedding, a matching crockery set, a branded vacuum cleaner: these are all things we got on our gift list and are still using and enjoy ten years later!

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Think Beyond the Wedding Favour: Personalise Your Wedding with My M&M’s®

Wedding favours get a bad rap but they are a great way to personalise your wedding tables. My M&M’s® offer an amazing personalisation service, where you can choose the colours of the chocolates to match your theme and then add a logo, phrase or even a photo to the top of them! I obviously had to try it out and I think our logo looks so cute on the pink M&Ms. Even Gareth was like “Oooh these have our logo on them!” when he saw them. Crowd pleaser all round.

However M&Ms don’t have to just be for wedding favours and so I wanted to share some alternative ideas for how you can use them in your wedding in a more creative way.

Decorate your wedding cake

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Styling Your Wedding Your Way with Etsy + Win a £500 Gift Card!

Cake topper from Rachel Emma Studio

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to convince you of the fact that Etsy is one of the best places to look for stuff for your wedding. Whatever your theme, style or budget you are definitely going to find things you love and want to incorporate into your day on their site.

I’ve been buying from Etsy for as long as I can remember. I’ve bought everything from jewellery, homewares and clothing, and it’s one of the first places I look when I need to buy someone a gift. Gareth even got in on the action and ordered some art for his office recently! They really do have something for everyone.

Customised ‘Kat’ sign & holographic star wand from Rachel Emma Studio
Veil from Crown and Glory

Flower lollipops from Flower Lolly
Confetti from Hello Pops of Colour

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