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Wedding Ideas: Advice for Brides

Mother’s Day Treat: The Afternoon Tea Edit

This year, our Mother’s Day activity focuses on the good stuff: Cosy conversations over a mug of tea. It goes without saying that everyone can enjoy a quintessentially English cream tea. What’s more elegant than afternoon tea in the capital? Whilst London exudes a certain glamour, you can get the best of both worlds by taking this Sunday to show your mum some love – whether it be at a fancy hotel, or, at your own kitchen table. Afternoon tea makes the perfect Mother’s Day Treat and, it also offers the chance to get excited over all those wedding details you might be planning together! Any excuse, right? 😍 

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Spring Signatures For Your Wedding

We can all breathe as sweet sigh of relief – Spring is here. Yes, it may be breezy. Yes, it may rain a bit (well, maybe a lot) but the daffodils are out, so, we call it: Spring. For brides-to-be, there are oh so many things to look forward to, dates down in the diary, dress fittings, bright mornings and cocktails with the girls out on a terrace somewhere rather lovely. Adorable additions to your wedding? We share a few Spring signatures that’ll truly make your day blossom and bloom… 

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Spring is Here – how to make your wedding green and gorgeous

The man with the green thumb, boutique florist Agent F is back with us to talk trends and, Greenery is absolutely perfect! As a specialist in luxury wedding ideas and gorgeous botanicals, Agent F is primed on social media with some of the best inspiration going. Here’s his take on getting your wedding bursting with life! 

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Words To Love By

It’s Valentine’s Day ❤️ and we all know what that means. The shelves have been bursting with gifts and sentiment, roses are delivered to the door – dinner for two is on the menu this evening and it’s all about that special little something or someone… It’s wonderful to love! Behind all the red glitter and loved up statuses on social media, we want to shine the light on some of the truest words about love ever spoken, by a few of the greats. We’re here to get you inspired with 10 of our favourite quotations on the art of romance… 

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An Italian Love Affair

February, the month of love. In Italy, that’d be l’amore. Valentine’s Day itself originated here, with Shakespeare penning Romeo and Juliet set in romantic Verona. With spots like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri and Venice seen as idylls, it’s no wonder that the popularity of Italy as the backdrop to the ideal wedding has soared. We’d have to agree that it’s second to none for intimacy, declarations and serenades. If you’re looking for an exquisite destination wedding, Italy has plenty to offer from it’s sprawling coastal shores to it’s evergreen olive groves and quaint towns nestled in the hillside… 

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Say It With Handmade Stationery

These days, it’s the personal touches which are everything. Thankfully, customisation is a watchword these days and you can put your mark on almost everything! At Guides for Brides, we adore independents and small suppliers of the craft trade – and bespoke stationery has a real flair. Truly made with love, you can work closely with a designer to provide gorgeous wedding stationery which’ll strike the perfect note with your guests. 

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Love Your Lips

Great beauty starts with care, trust and quality. We’re here for you through the colder months with tips for caring for your skin, your hair and now we’ve a word to say on loving your lips… With a little help from Lypsyl and their years of expertise! 

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Big Day, Big Hair

Healthy, happy hair is all a part of the feel good factor on your big day. Wedding planning can be stressful, but, it doesn’t have to be a reason to pull at your hair or for it to fall out! Together with Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, we’ve taken a look at her handy pointers for keeping your hair in tip-top condition ahead of those all important occasions! 

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Star Dresses of the NTA’s

Last night, television stars were out and dazzling at the National Television Awards in a glittering London. On the blog this month, we’ve celebrated Hollywood and The Golden Globes for their iconic looks and now, it’s our turn! 

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Balance Me: Our Winter Skincare Fix

This winter, we’ve been focusing on taking care of ourselves. It’s a great time to experiment with new products and to hone your skincare routine. We’re especially mindful about what we put onto our faces, which is why we’ve taken care to choose products that are nourishing, gentle and all round do-gooders. For January, we’re featuring Balance Me’s Radiance Face Mask as our winter skincare fix – read on for why it’s just so lovely…

Balance Me: Our Winter Skincare Fix

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