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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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A Mini Bedroom Makeover with Etsy!

Unless you’re some kind of cave person, you’ll know all about the wondrous joy that is Etsy. Not only is it the perfect website to get one-of-a-kind, handmade or vintage pieces for your wedding, there’s is quite franky an offensive number of things I’d like to own from there for our home.

I’ve been using Etsy to find beautiful things for years and years from clothing to jewellery, vintage treasures, gifts, art prints and of course, homewares. I love being able to support independent, often female run, businesses in such an easy and accessible way. I also love that there’s always a new creative idea on there that you won’t necessarily find on the high street yet.

So, when Etsy themselves got in touch to ask if I’d like to take part in their new #DiscoverEtsy campaign I was thrilled! It’s given me the chance to show you some of my favourite and most recent buys, as well and open the floor up to you to join in! Keep reading to the end to find out how.

This is our bedroom as it currently looks. Honestly, it’s pretty bland, but I’m not mad about it. Although we’re big fans of colour in this house, I actually really like having a neutral bedroom. I think it helps me sleep better or something to not have lots of clashing colours! Plus, there’s something so opulent and even a little sophisticated about layering nudes, greys and different shades and tones of white on top of each other.

Currently we have a couple of pieces from Oh Squirrel as permanent residents in this room. Katie actually gifted us the K and G prints when we first moved in to our home, and the Let’s Stay in Bed cushion is the perfect addition to the bed.

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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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