Packing for a Summer Wedding can be tricky, especially because of the uncertainty of the Great British Summer. If any part of the event is to be held outdoors at all think carefully about your choice of what you take and what you leave behind. I’m going to a Summer Wedding in a Country House… Read More Packing for a Summer Wedding
This year that relaxed 1970’s vibe has hit the catwalk in a big way and is now set to influence this year’s summer brides. Here are my top five tips on how to achieve the laidback luxe of Boho. 1/ Start with the Dress – For most self-respecting brides the dress is pretty high up… Read More Boho Wedding Style
What could be more summery than a sweet floral fragrance? I recently tried two beautiful summer scents from Jo Malone. First Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, what could be more summery than pink peonies in full bloom? hints of jasmine, rose, gillyflower and blush suede give you a luxurious, soft and seductive scent. Next I… Read More Jo Malone – That Summer Fragrance
If you live in Brighton and you’ve been living in a cave for the past three years you may not have heard of the truly beautiful vintage shop in Brighton’s North Laine Hope & Harlequin The rest of the population of Brighton & Hove know it well as do day trippers and ladies who love vintage… Read More Hope&Harlequin – Sassy Vintage Style
You may have heard the sad news this morning of Oscar de la Renta’s passing, at 82 we have lost a grand master of the classic evening dress. I don’t know a great deal about the man but boy do I know his dresses. He was the grand master of the gown, that american, full… Read More Oscar de la Renta Grand Master of the Gown
I love the change in the seasons. Autumn is my favorite and usually arrives around the end of September in time for our Wedding Anniversary and my Birthday. I remember the day we got married. I was relieved to see the sun shining for the church service, though when we tried to take photographs on… Read More Warm Fire & Fragrant Flower Bliss
Over the past couple of months I’ve been looking at quirky and unusual homewares. This is partially inspired by the fact that Mr B and I are buying a house so all spare headspace is filled with cushion covers and paint testers! ….must clear head of all DIY thoughts! We are also in the process… Read More Personalised Pillow Perfection!
So while we were in Florence for men’s fashion week we were invited to the Ventee Privee party held in the most beautifully secluded walled garden on the edge of the city. I wore full length modern love and Mr B wore his own label. We ate around 5 courses followed by cheese and wine… Read More Ventee Privee Party Florence
For grooms the idea of of pulling together a very special wedding look can be quite daunting! First of all there’s the suit. Hired, bought or made? Traditional or modern? It’s becoming increasingly popular to go down the bespoke suite route. With prices reducing you can now have a suit made entirely to your taste… Read More Groom Style
Today is our second wedding anniversary. Can it really be two years? It’s a time for looking at photographs although we still don’t have an album we do have lots and lots of photographs and wonderful memories of the day. Second wedding anniversary is cotton, so what to buy as a gift? Me and Mr… Read More Second Wedding Anniversary
Happy anniversary Mr B! First wedding anniversary anniversary is paper. So we made cards which is easy and very heart warmingly special. However knowing that I’m something of a material girl Mr B surprised me with what I can only describe as a suite of Love crockery by Keith Brymer Jones. Tall mugs, espresso coffee… Read More First Wedding Anniversary
They say your wedding will flash before your eyes and be over in an instant. Although I would have liked it to be longer I remember every minute! And what a day filled with joyous moments it was…..I think a good honest woman tip is relax….you shouldn’t be stressing over the flowers and chair covers… Read More Our big day
I went on business to New York with Mr Boston. The first time we have been back since the engagement. For reasons only known to the UKTI they gave him a business class seat and I got stuck in cattle class! Well I thought, I’m not having that so I donned my best Sarah Arnett… Read More The Upgrade Dress
First fitting today of something which is called the toile. It’s the first time the dress has been made up so the toile is used to get the perfect fit and shape. Anne a very talented seamstress took time to pin and tuck here and there until Anne, Sarah Arnett and Leonie Claire were all… Read More Toile
Today I returned to Leonie Claire Bridal in Brighton to meet with Sarah Arnett. The shop smelled of perfumed candle and was full of beautiful gowns. Leonie and her lovely team greeted me with a beaming smile and a much needed coffee. Sarah was sitting on a sofa drawing, “I think I have just the… Read More Bespoke Bride!