Covent Garden – DIY Wedding Bouquets

Wedding flowers and bouquets can be extremely expensive, luckily for me my mum is a retired florist and jumped at the chance to do our wedding day bouquets. When it came to picking which flowers would be best we thought a trip out to Covent Garden Flower Market, London would be a perfect day out. Once upon a time Mum regularly attended the Covent Garden Flower Market to buy specific flowers, supplies and gather ideas, so we thought it would be a great research trip and maybe we could get a few bargains while we were there.

So exactly one year before the wedding day Mum and I packed the car (at 2:15am!) and set off on a 2 hour drive to possibly the countries’ most renowned flower markets. In case you don’t know the flower market opens at 4am so planned to get there nice and early to see the best produce and hopefully get some good advise. Now the flower market is open to the public but it is primarily a source of fresh flowers for florists around London and the South. Despite knowing this I was still surprised when we pulled into what looked to be a derelict warehouse. Continue reading


Bake Off Bridal Shower and Jim Jams Review

Thank you to Jim Jams for supplying jars of chocolate hazelnut spread, blackcurrant jam and orange marmalade for this post. The post will look at bridal showers inspired by Bake Off, give you some recipe ideas, and provide a 100% honest review of the products.

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A Bake Off Inspired Bridal Shower

Afternoon tea and baking bridal showers are becoming increasingly popular, with thanks as well to the BBC’s beloved Great British Bake Off. If your looking for something different from your bridal shower, and you want a more elegant affair a baking theme can be a fantastic option. You can decorate your shower with bunting, lace, vintage crockery and fresh flowers.

For your bakery or afternoon tea serve a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, iced biscuits and cakes. One recipe I would recommend is my Lemon Drizzle and Blackcurrant Tart made with Jim Jams blackcurrant jam.


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DIY Wedding Stationary

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Great post from Gemma Allen Studio on how Gemma designed her own beautiful and unique wedding stationary. The post includes some fantastic tips if you are considering making your own wedding stationary.

I’m not sure how it’s happened, but I’ve been married for nearly two months now! The time seems to have flown by recently, and I can’t believe that sunny day was so long ago as it seems like it was just last weekend. I didn’t want to put too many wedding details online until after […]

via My Wedding Stationary 

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