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The Fairytale Wedding Dress – fantasy gowns to inspire you   Recently updated !

If you share my love of fairytale and folklore, I think you’re in for a treat this week. I’ve been looking at the fairytale wedding dress. These gowns are inspired by your favourite stories and fantastical creatures, from elves and moon goddesses to mermaids and vampire queens. This is just a selection of some of […]

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Introducing Madame B’s 2017 Wedding Accessories Collection   Recently updated !

I think it’s about time I properly introduce my new collection to you. Madame B’s Boutique 2017 wedding accessories collection combines design ideas from the 1940s-60s with modern details. It’s a little bit vintage, a little bit gothic, a little bit burlesque, and all gorgeous! All designs are made to order, with custom options to […]


Green Gift Ideas on Etsy

I love this time of year. My garden is starting to spring into life, the leaves are coming out on the trees, fluffy lambs are gambolling in the fields (don’t mention mint sauce!). We’re also getting into wedding season, and in my case, the time of All The Birthdays. It was St Patrick’s Day last week […]

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5 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

This week I’ve been having some fun researching unusual honeymoon destinations. It’s given me real holiday envy! There are plenty of posts out there about traditional honeymoon resorts. If you’re looking to go off the beaten track and make some exciting memories together, then read on…   For a road trip with a difference, what about […]


Introducing Prim & Clover

  I’m very pleased to finally be able to tell you about another exciting project I’ve been working on over the past few months. I’ve been collaborating with the very talented Stacia and Luciana of Prim & Clover, purveyors of gorgeous, fully customisable wedding dresses. I’ve been working to produce a collection of wedding accessories […]

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DIY Feminist Slogan Tee Shirt

International Women’s Day is coming up on 8th March, and what better way to celebrate than with a feminist slogan t-shirt? This month’s DIY would be perfect for a feminist hen party too. Get together with your equality-loving buddies, pop the prosecco and get creative! You will need: Plain cotton t-shirt (I’ve chosen a dark purple […]


Stay Gold – Gold Wedding Accessories, Dresses & Decor

When it comes to wedding trends, I generally pick and choose what I like and leave the rest. One of the big trends that caught my magpie eye recently was gold metallics. From soft rose gold to pure gold leaf, this shade is everywhere at the moment! Why choose gold for your wedding? It works […]

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Behind the Scenes: Shoot Day

This week’s post is a little bit late because yesterday was shoot day! I finally got my new samples ready for a product shoot with the lovely Vine House Studios. It nearly didn’t happen, because I’ve had the most evil cold all week. The making process hadn’t been smooth, and there were design decisions I […]


Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

The concept of Galentine’s Day came from an episode of the brilliant Parks & Rec. It falls on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. It’s all about friendship. And frittatas. Better let my spirit animal, Leslie Knope, explain it in her own words:   “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February […]

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DIY Friday: How to Make a Birdcage Veil

How to make a birdcage veil You will need: 1m Merry Widow veiling fabric (sometimes also known as French or Russian net) Needle & thread (to match your veiling) Pins Tape measure Scissors Hairband Decoration (lace, ribbon, flowers, etc.) Mirror (optional)   First you will need to decide how long and how full to make […]