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Five Things

July 29, 2015

It’s Wednesday and I thought it called for a little look inside a few things going on around me at the moment. I’ve been around the house a lot over the past few weeks and so have been trying to keep myself busy as much as possible. Here are a few of my favourites of the moment.

Five Things (29th July) 1

{ New scrapbooking supplies }

Five Things (29th July) 2

{ Fresh flowers, plenty of purple, and a de-cluttered sideboard }

Five Things (29th July) 3

{ The colours I’ve chosen to start at-home gel manicures in between visits to my cousin }

Five Things (29th July) 4

{ I love the thank you cards we’ve started to mail out }

Five Things (29th July) 5

{ New Rifle Paper Co. x Paper Crown notebooks, with a tasty treat, at my desk }

Beauty - Wedding Inspiration

My Favourite Flower Crowns

July 28, 2015

Flower crowns are most often associated with a particular style of bride and wedding, which is a shame, as I feel like they would make such a fun Summer accessory for all of us, not just those lucky enough to be brides. They can be so soft and delicate, or they can be bright, large and fabulous, but either way, they make me happy and I would love to rock one on any special occasion or event. Here are my favourite 10 flower crowns I found whilst looking online.

Flower Crowns

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Everyday Life

Wedding Garters

July 27, 2015

It’s not part of the bride’s wedding attire that many people see but lots of brides see it as an important tradition that they like to uphold on their big day. Some like to make their own, very much like Lucy did as part of her hen celebrations, but for those who don’t possess quite the same artistic flare, they may look to Etsy to see what’s on offer. You can find garters to suit most types of wedding dress if you choose to remain inkeeping with a specific style. You may also like to incorporate another wedding day tradition and have an element of blue in your garter. Now that I’ve picked out my dress, it’s something I may be looking to purchase over the next few months so I’ve picked out a selection I particularly liked.

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Lucy's Wedding - Photography

A Printing Review

July 24, 2015

Polagram

You’ve had just about enough of my wedding photos this week, but I thought I’d round the week off with a short review on some of the prints that we got done from an app on my phone, just in case you were thinking of doing the same thing. Polagram is one of the many apps available to order prints from, which is actually quite a nice experience once you get your photos onto your phone. Obviously this app is designed to take photos straight from your phone, so, because these were our professional photos, I had to send them to myself via email first so that I could save them and they would show up in my camera roll.

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Once I’d done that, I did a tiny bit of editing in VSCO Cam, just to brighten them a little and make them perfect for small, interesting prints. The process for uploading and editing in-app was easy, and I managed to get a discount using a code I found online, so they worked out at a reasonable enough price. You can definitely get them done cheaper elsewhere, if you do a bit of digging and get a sale price at somewhere like Photobox, but I was pleased enough with what was delivered – again the delivery was not as fast as other companies, but a few days is fine.

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I would like more options on print quality, if I’m being honest here. I usually like a matte finish to prints, and this wasn’t an option with this company so you can see there is some major shine and reflection on these prints. The quality itself is good enough, not the best I’ve seen, but I’m sure they’ll look great once displayed in a way that I choose. I don’t know that I would rush back to get more printed, based on my experiences, but I’d be willing to look at other products to see if they do some other good offerings on other items. I certainly don’t regret my purchase, but would maybe like a few more options.

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Please note that this content is not sponsored, just my opinion on a printing service.

Lucy's Wedding

Wedding Highlights Video

July 23, 2015

I was so excited when we got our wedding video back from our videographer and we were able to watch it almost exactly a month after our big day. It was great to re-live the ceremony and the speeches, especially when it’s all a whirlwind on the day and you’re trying to take in as much as possible, as well as watch all our guests enjoying the day as much as we did. As well as the full video, we also received a highlights reel, and this is what I’m sharing with you today. I hope you enjoy it and really get a feel for what our big day was all about.

Note: Try and up the quality to 720dpi at the bottom of the video if you can, you’ll notice the quality get better immediately.

Video by Foster Filming.