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How to have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment

royal wedding confetti

Are you watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Shropshire Petals are sharing their ideas on how you can have a royal wedding inspired confetti moment on your wedding day.

A traditional moment at any wedding is the confetti throw. Throwing confetti over newly married couples marks the celebration of their marriage. Here are a few confetti mixes we have created inspired by some of the choices Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made about their big day.

Get Your Royal Wedding Look for Less at LDO

Get the wedding look

With wedding season in full swing and the Royal Wedding on the horizon, London Designer Outlet (LDO) has a fantastic array of fashion and accessories to make sure you’re best dressed for less this spring and have the wedding look. LDO is the capital’s only fashion and lifestyle outlet centre, based in Wembley Park, and offers year-round savings of up to 70% off RRP in over 50 outlet stores, with a broad choice of styles to suit all tastes.

Special offers are available at a range of stores including: Kurt Geiger, Guess, Chapelle, Ernest Jones, Phase Eight, Suit Direct, Skopes and Fiorelli. So, if you are searching for the perfect wedding look or planning to watch the Royal Wedding in style, LDO has you covered.

How selfie frames can entertain your wedding guests

Wedding selfie frames

Every bride and groom want their guests to have an amazing time at their wedding. However, making sure that such a large mix of people have a fun and memorable time all day long can be tricky. Have you considered creating your own selfie frame to entertain your wedding guests? Fun to use and easy to get online, selfie frames today come in a variety of customised designs to suit individual weddings. If you want something quirky to add excitement for your guests, these are fast becoming a must-have item. But why are they so popular?

Say ‘I Do’ to the new range of Wedding Essentials at Aldi

Aldi Fairy lights

As the nation’s excitement for Harry and Meghan’s wedding builds, Aldi is launching a brand new Wedding Essentials range on the 17th May, to show shoppers that weddings don’t have to cost a royal fortune. With lots of great-value accessories for brides and grooms to make their special day perfect, from sending out the invitations to throwing an enviable reception, Aldi has celebrations covered with its beautiful craft-inspired products that shoppers are bound to fall in love with.

The new range will be available to pre-order online from Sunday 13th May and in stores from Thursday 17th May. Lovebirds need to be quick though, as with all Specialbuys once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Macmillan launches new wedding favours collection for 2018

Wedding favours

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a brand new range of wedding favours ahead of this year’s wedding season.

The beautifully crafted gifts are a great way to thank guests, honour absent friends and raise money for the growing number of people living with cancer in the UK.

From pin badges to place cards, the new collection has products to suit every taste. Each favour includes information about Macmillan, the website address and support line number (0808 808 00 00).  

All money raised will help Macmillan continue to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support. For information on Macmillan’s wedding favours, visit shop.macmillan.org.uk/wedding

Princess inspired Flower Girl Wands

Shropshire Flower Girls wands

Having flower girls on your wedding day is the perfect way to include younger members of your family or close friends and give them a sense of importance on your big day. Traditionally, the significance of having a flower girl was to lead the bride forward and symbolise the innocence fading away, bringing her role as a wife and mother forward. These days, flower girls tend to carry cute wicker baskets scattering natural petal confetti as they proceed down the aisle before the bride enters. If you’re looking for something different, Shropshire Petals have just launched their brand-new range of adorable Flower Girl Wands. Make your flower girls feel like magical princesses as they carry their wands and hold them during your ceremony.

Throw An Instagram Worthy Hen Party!

hen night hamper

For the bride who favours classy over crass, and loves sharing their wedding journey on social media, The Hen Party Hamper from Team Hen contains everything you need to throw an unforgettable night, that’ll leave you with stylish Instagram worthy hen party photos to remember.

The hamper contains enough for 5 guests including the Bride to Be, but can be made for up to 20 people.

From £45 for 5 people - £165 for 20 people.

Available to buy exclusively online at: www.teamhen.co.uk

BHF Launches Stunning Fascinator Collection

grey-pearl-and-bow-fascinator

Just in time for a new year of beautiful weddings, garden parties and special occasions, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is launching a gorgeous new stylish and affordable Fascinator collection for Spring/Summer 2018.

This stunning collection will be hard to match from any other high street brand. Fashionable, versatile and affordable; there is a vast choice for every style queen, ensuring you are the best-dressed wedding guest or the most glamorous Mother of the Bride.

The beautiful wedding hat trends of 2018

Beverley Edmondson wedding hat

Getting married soon or planning to attend a summer wedding? It may only be February, but if you’re a Bride, Mother of the Bride, part of the wedding party or even just a guest, it’s important to start planning your outfit now, including your choice of wedding hat.

Weddings can be expensive so planning in advance should save you both time and effort in the lead up to the big day. 

One of the most important parts of any wedding outfit, of course, is a great hat. 

A beautiful hand-made hat will finish off any wedding look perfectly and with hats set to be a huge trend for 2018, Beverley Edmondson from www.beverleyedmondsonmillinery.co.uk reveals her top tips:

Say ‘I do’ to a scented wedding hat

Wedding Hat

Fragrance experience designers Design In Scent have collaborated with royal milliner Jane Taylor to launch the UK’s first scented wedding hat collection – a beautiful way to mark the big day and continue remembering it long after it’s over…

Looking for a unique way to remember your – or a friend or relative’s - wedding day? Then it could be time to invest in a scented wedding hat. The brainchild of fragrance designers Gemma Hopkins and Meghan Fay – aka Design In Scent – and Kate Middleton’s milliner Jane Taylor this exquisite Winter collection of scented hats is cleverly infused with perfume from the Design In Scent Wedding Collection.

Make a statement with landing the right wedding hat

wedding hat

Are you attending a wedding in the coming months? If so, you’ve probably planned out what you’ll be wearing. It’s an important day after all and what better excuse to hit the shops and find a new outfit from head to toe? After picking out a stunning dress (careful you don’t upstage the bride – unless you are the bride!) and some equally stunning footwear, you’ll be looking at accessories, and how to tie the ensemble together in a stylish way. This is often the hardest part. But have no fear. Follow this advice, because there’s no more sure-fire way to make a statement than landing the right wedding hat.

Mens wedding accessories from Penrose London

Wedding accessory

The devil’s in the detail - make a subtle statement on your big day with Penrose London and their quirky wedding accessories.

Amongst the uproar of the intense organization, the venue, the flowers and every thing in between, the outfit for the groom is one of the few elements of a wedding that typically gets little thought.

Most grooms are keen to stick to a classic tuxedo when tying the knot. Smart, practical and approved by his bride, what’s not to love?

Bespoke bridal designer in Rotherham sets sights on global success

Bespoke bridal accessories

Rotherham designer sets sights on global success with bespoke bridal designs

A Rotherham-based entrepreneur whose catwalk creations once took London Fashion week by storm is wowing blushing brides across the world with her range of bespoke bridal accessories.   

From an early age, Chelsey Peart (née Crossland) always had a keen interest in the fashion world. She studied Fashion Design at University and the 26 year-old from Rawmarsh has built a career for herself as an art and textiles teacher. But unlike most teachers, Chelsey has a secret second life. 

The perfect winter wedding stationery

Wedding stationery

Although the most popular time of year for a wedding are the summer months (this is when we are the busiest with our wedding stationery), The winter wedding is fast becoming a popular choice for the bride and groom. I used to think that is was because all the wedding venues were booked up years in advance during the summer, but I am starting to see a trend on ceremonies around the Christmas season. Why not combine a wonderful white wedding with the festive months? There is so much scope for decorations, bridal wear, and venues and since we can never rely on the summer weather, it is the perfect opportunity to go all out winter wonderland!

Choosing a Fragrance for your Wedding Day

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By Sophia Fannon-Howell, Deco London

Fragrance is personal. Most of us know what we like and what we don’t. However, buying a fragrance for a special occasion can be difficult, especially if that occasion is your wedding day – a moment you will remember for the rest of your life, making the scent you choose forever associated with the memory. Specialising in a range of vintage perfumes, reimagined with a modern edge, we asked Sophia Fannon-Howell, founder of British perfume house, Deco London, for her advice on finding the perfect Wedding scent.