Cats, cake and confetti: A Wedding Retrospective

Getting married was never on my bucket list. Not really. Yet just over 6 months ago I found myself doing the whole shebang. White dress and everything. Marriage was something I liked the idea of but I never really knew…

Public Service Announcement: Pick up Rock n Roll Bride

After the bear and I got married back in November, I never imagined we’d be featured in one of my favourite magazines. Rock n Roll Bride 7 comes out today featuring our wonderful wedding (which, spoilers was filled with cats,…

5 Things to do on your Minimoon at Cameron House

For so long staycations conjured images of long sticky days at leisure beaches, are we there yet car rides and caravans in the rain. Sunkissed beaches and long days by the pools have become standard honeymoon fayre. While the Maldives,…

Bride x Tested: Choosing a Photographer

Picking a photographer for your wedding day can be one of the trickiest parts of the whole process.  Hell, depending on how long you book them for, you could be spending more time with them on your wedding day than…

Bride x Tested: Confetti and other alternatives

Of all the things that could cause heart-ache on the run up to my wedding, I did not expect it be confetti. And yet, these tiny pieces of paper have kept me up. Does my venue allow it? Is it…

Bride x Tested: The D Word

When I got engaged I noticed a dramatic shift in the adverts that appeared in my day to day feed. Gone were the fashion adverts trying to legitimise £700 shoes, instead replaced by homeware for those all important gift lists…

Bride x Tested: Best of the Bunch – Navigating Bouquets

You don’t really need a bouquet, and quite often, when it comes to budget, after guest numbers, flowers are the first to go. Which is a shame. You don’t need a bouquet, but it’s certainly nice to have one. I’m…

Bride x Tested: Budgeting at the Beginning

Is there anything sexier than budget sheets? If there is I can’t think of it. Your wedding budget is your front line, your foundations on what everything else to do with your wedding is built on. If you’re working on…

Bride x Tested Every good girl needs an origin story

When I first got engaged, and after the blissed out screaming and popping of champagne, I suddenly realised I need to plan a wedding. Well, in truth, I didn’t need to. But I wanted to. As long as it’s Paul…