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Julia Snow

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To have and to hold… but maybe not quite yet?

You've been planning your wedding, looking forward to your special day for months, if not years. You have the venue, you have the dress, you've had your hair and make-up trial. You've chosen the food, the flowers, the cake. You've booked the photographer, the band, the disco. The wedding rings are burning a hole in your dressing table, your wedding transport is all polished and shiny - and your Mum even has a knock-'em-dead outfit to sashay down the aisle…
Julia Snow
March 20, 2020
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CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR WEDDING

CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR 2020 WEDDING As if the run-up to your wedding wasn't stressful enough, now you have Coronavirus  sticking its ugly, infectious head into the mix. It's worrying enough if you're getting married in the UK, but if you've planned a wedding abroad, your stress levels are probably off the scale. So what should you do – cancel, postpone or cross your fingers and hope for the best? The fact of the matter is that the number of cases…
Julia Snow
March 12, 2020
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UNIQUE HEN & STAG DO IDEAS

Call us old-fashioned (and not many people do), but we're delighted with the growing trend for hen and stag parties to stay closer to home, rather than flying off to foreign shores. There's less of that exhausting travelling and you're being conscious of your carbon footprint – not to mention getting more (excuse the expression) bang for your buck now the pound is plummeting against the euro. And staying at home – or nearby – doesn't mean being dull. If…
Julia Snow
August 8, 2019
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HAVE A GREAT HEN DO THAT DOESN’T COST THE EARTH!

 Of course every bride wants a wonderful hen do, but in the end it's the people who make the party, not the place you hold it. And that means you don't have to shell out a fortune travelling to exotic destinations for lavish long weeks or weekends. Whisper it quietly, but over-the-top hen parties are beginning to be regarded as not only embarrassingly ostentatious, but also extremely stressful to plan and deeply inconsiderate of those friends who are a bit…
Julia Snow
June 20, 2018
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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT WEDDING DAY TAN

Streaky legs and stained hands are not a good wedding day look. So we're grateful to the hair & beauty experts at Hairtrade.com for this seven-step guide to fake tanning before your big day. From removing hair at least 24 hours before tanning to applying methodically, these tips will ensure you get that perfect, natural sun-kissed glow without risking the possibility of ending up Tango-ed. Joanne Dodds from www.Hairtrade.com said: 'We’ve all been there – we think we’ve followed the…
Julia Snow
April 19, 2018
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WEIGHT LOSS THROUGH THE DECADES

Worrying about losing weight before your big day is nothing new – brides have been doing it for decades and now new research has focused on the diet trends of the last century. The team at weight loss product Skinny Sprinkles, has come up with a guide to weight loss throughout the decades, looking at the ideal body goals from the 1920s to now and listing the popular diet trends through those eras. Among the trends are the 1930s grapefruit…
Julia Snow
October 12, 2017
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TOP TIPS FOR A HITCH-FREE WEDDING DAY

Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming experience for many couples. From flowers and favours, to dresses and decorations – there are a lot of big decisions to make, not to mention budgets to stick to. What is supposed to be an incredible time, can often leave many couples feeling frazzled. However, planning nuptials needn’t be a nightmare, according to one of Devon’s most experienced wedding co-ordinators.   Laura Coleman, from Holne Park House – the beautiful wedding…
Julia Snow
August 4, 2017
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HONEYMOON IN STYLE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Of course you want your honeymoon to be the luxurious holiday of a lifetime. But that doesn't mean it has to cost an arm and a leg.  Heading to popular destinations in the Caribbean or America can cost thousands of pounds, but there are places in the world which are just as beautiful – and much cheaper. Just a little bit of thinking outside the box will help you find the perfect getaway at a fraction of the price. We've been talking to the penny-pinching gurus at PromotionalCodes.org.uk who…
Julia Snow
May 15, 2017
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THE £1,000 WEDDING – MYTH OR REALITY?

Now it's not our normal reading, but we couldn't resist Saturday's Daily Mail which promised to show us how you could get your wedding in on a budget of under £1,000. They costed it out at £993.83 - only problem is they completely forgot to get their couple married. There was no transport (which is fair enough, brides can usually find a friend or a relative with a nice car to get them to the ceremony), but there was also…
Julia Snow
April 24, 2017
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STUNNING BRIDAL STYLES FOR SHORT HAIR

Desperate to look like the essence of romance on your wedding day, but not sure how to achieve that effect with short hair. Wishing your hair was long enough for a beautiful bridal updo? You might think that the options for short hair are limited but think again! Short hair can be absolutely stunning, simply styled and with a dramatic focal point like a beautiful hair accessory. It can even be styled in loose, natural looking curls to imitate long…
Julia Snow
April 5, 2017