Sharon Loves

The sun is shinning its warm and well its just lovely, Hopefully it stays for those weddings at the weekend.

I’m back with my “loves”

pageAsos have been doing such a great job with their bridal stuff! and I’m just loving the “Confetti Queen” P’j’s £20… having something nice to get ready in is big business and i think these would be very photogenic!

Next up, The “Original” milestone cards £16.50 at Not on the highstreet, you may have seen them for babies – first step, tooth etc. but these are for the wedding! A fab little novelty gift for the newly engaged bride to be.

OPI have just bought out their “Alice Through The Looking Glass” (Out in cinemas May 27th) collection and i realy love the gold shimmery one “A Mirror Escape” £12.50

And last but by no means least this fabulous Rock’n’roll brides for Crown and Gloryheart with bird cage veil” £40

Happy Friday lovelies!
Sharon

Sharon Loves


Happy Friday and happy April lovelies! So here’s my finds for the week!

First up I found this ever so lovely floral print wrap dress, this was on the “Guest” section of the bridal collection on ASOS (£55) Perfect for those Spring garden weddings!

Big big fan of the words being used for cake toppers the sparkler the better! Sophia Victoria Joy Ltd (£23)

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I’m a little in love with this book “fortune telling for brides” it would make a lovely engagement gift. full of little snippet of meanings on flowers, dates and all sorts of wedding related things! BeGolden.co.uk (£12)

And Finally! A little something for the skin, Liz Earle always brings out a fab limited edition cleanser and i know how popular they are, well the latest is “Rose & Cedrat” they describe it as “romantic, bright, energising and fresh” perfect!! (£20.75)

Sharon Loves

Sharon Loves:

Whats been standing out in the world of internet finds? let me show and tell!
First up we have the very cute and sparkly cake topper, this was a Marks and Spencer find at only £3.50 its a little bargain!!
These “Big spoon little spoon” pillow cases could make a sweet engagement/wedding gift or just because you want them! found at Old English Co. on Etsy (£25)
Pug socks! pugs are everywhere! I’d happliy put these in a bridal gift box, as a little something silly! found on ASOS for £4
Another ASOS find are these ever so fabulous heart dolly shoes £22!
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Sharon Loves:

Sharon Loves: Some high street and internet finds!
Not sure about you lovely lot but I love a good candle and while having a nose on Newlook i clocked an interesting sounding scent “Elderflower and Prosecco” (£7 for the jar , and £3.99 for 9 tealights) so I’ve popped some into the basket and waiting for them to arrive, If it smells nice i think it could make a lovely bridal gift, A possible wedding shoe! an ASOS find,the sparkle! the gold! the shimmer! *swoon* these are a style I’ve been looking at alot these past few months and at £35 who can complain! This little lace number is so pretty (another New Look find £39.99) It could make for a perfect honeymoon dress, visions of walking through the winding city streets of Rome or Barcelona or even on golden beaches far and near.
Pink is really doing it for me recently and the shade “bubblegum bath” by OPI is really lovely, its keeping on trend with this seasons colour “Rose Quarts”

Just some things for you to nose at on this chilly and grey day!
Till next time!
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Wedding favour ideas.

Wedding Favour ideas.
Favours to do or not to do? In the last 10 or so years favours have become apart of the norm at weddings receptions.I know for some, favours can be viewed as a waste of money and that money could be better used else where, but for  others there an added little memento of the couple’s big day.

So if you’re in the boat of yes! Or still on the side lines, here are some favour ideas.

Drinks:
Our Island may be small but we are lucky enough to hold host to 2 wine yards, 3 breweries, a cider house (?) and a distillery now that’s now bad going is it? All of which make and sell some fab tasting drinks. The options are pretty varied and I think you could find something to suite your crowd. From sweet favoured wines, to smooth and rich ales and refreshing ciders. Local attractions like the Garlic farm and Ventnor botanic gardens have come up with their own unique favours.

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Sweet treats.
Ahhh sweets! perhaps my biggest enjoyment! seeing that little box of goodies brings a smile to my face every time. But what sweet treat do you opt for? well the choice is really yours, you could opt for pic’n’mix jars, sweet trees – these act as a great table decoration at the same time which is a nice tasty bonus!.
You could opt for macaroons these come in every colour and flavour you can dream up. Living in or near any seaside location rock should be a worthy candidate.

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DIY
I know i know DIY! what mad woman/man would opt to sit and make who knows how many DIY favours for their wedding? Well if you’re up for it there are some fab low cost favours you could make. for me personally cookies or chutneys is what springs to mind, with little printable tags and little suggestions what to have them with or just instructions, It costs a lot less than you might think and it’ll store well so you can make it in the months before to the wedding.
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Outdoors
This idea is in favour of nature and eco-friendly, these are something that will be enjoyed months after the big day, maybe a hint of DIY again… You could use any seeds you like again there is such a variety, I’d opt for seeds that attract butterfly’s and the bee’s I like to sit in the garden with a brew and watch them dance from flower to flower. I believe in moment of calm and once you see those greens shoots it’s hard not to look forward to the blooms that come. and with the seed hangers that of course will brings birds and that too is also lovely.  page

Novelty:
What about favours that your guests can have a little fun around the table with.. what about personalised transfer tattoos? or what about little bags of Lego people, your guests can swap and change and create funky characters.
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Charity.
Last but not least, what about a donation to a your charity of choice, I’ve seen these grow ever more in popularity and it is a really lovely idea!

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Sweet websites –
www.themessymeringueco.com
www.therockshopiow.co.uk

Drinks websites –

Wine:www.adgestonevineyard.co.uk
www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk
Breweries:
www.yates-brewery.co.uk
www.islandbrewery.co.uk
www.goddardsbrewery.com
Cider house:
www.godshillisleofwight.co.uk
Distillery:
www.isleofwightdistillery.co.uk

 

Something Blue.

Pretty blue items to add to your big day.

On the dress, the idea is to use something blue owned by your father, a shirt for example. But I think anything from a family member would be just as lovely.

What about adding a little blue heart on your ring finger when you get your nails done?

The stunning heart shoes add a little more of the old rhyme with the added good luck charm that is the sixpence. *tradition says it is the father of the bride who places the sixpence as a symbol of him wishing her prosperity, love and happiness in her marriage.-

I’ve seen the pin many times now and i still love it, all of those elements we know all in one place, i can easily see this as something passed through the generations to the next lucky bride to be.

The handkerchief is perfect, I think it is a lovely little something to have, I’ve seen one with “No ugly crying” which made me chuckle because it is so true.

And you can’t forget some undies something pretty not necessarily for the big day but I do like the soft feminine touch they bring.

 

somethingblueShoes: Charlotte Mills Bridal
Pin: Not On The High Street
Blue Lace Lingerie: New Look

*Other items found on pinterest.

Bridesmaids:

Who you choose to be your bridesmaid is for most brides an important decision, you’re picking these ladies to help you out when you need it,to have your back when the wedding planning reaches fever pitch.So yesterday having seen a real life in practice gift giving for asking a bridesmaid to take part (these are pretty big already in the US) I’ve put together just few ideas i think are very cute.

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*All items from Not In The High Street