Review: Brides the Show 2015

Brides The Show

Brides the Show: High-end whimsical style at a price

Industry-leading wedding magazine Brides threw their annual event at the light and bright Business Design Centre in Islington this weekend , plainly entitled: Brides the Show. I somehow managed to persuade my other half to join me as long as I paid for the ticket and he was back in time for the afternoon’s football. Turns out, we needed little more than a couple of hours to whiz around this medium-sized but perfectly-formed event...

Fake wedding flower ideas

Fake Hanging Flowers

Fake wedding flower ideas for the DIY bride

There’s a reason why DIY, homemade and vintage wedding flower ideas are having their day in the sun – they’re easy to make, cheaper than real blooms and, if made with love and care, can look simply gorgeous as an alternative to real flowers. Here are some of my favourite trends in fake wedding flowers.

Lace posy

Insert little lace flowers with real flowers for a romantic, shabby chic theme...

Ring selfie

Natalie R Harris - Engagement Ring

My long-awaited ring selfie!

The time has come to share my long-awaited ring selfie (or #relfie #sorrynotsorry). It’s only taken me four cities (Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin and London), several disgruntled shop assistants and about a hundred rings tried, but I can finally say I found my perfect engagement ring in Hatton Garden. Horrah. And yes, I firmly believe that there’s definitely something to be said for shopping for the ring after the proposal...

Top 10 Etsy wedding ideas


Happy 10th birthday, Etsy!

Ilove everything about Etsy UK. I love that it houses a community of creators, crafting individual, handmade items that are wonderfully kooky and unique. I love how easy it is to browse almost anything I can think of. But most of all, I love the fact that’s it’s like falling down a rabbit hole of ideas – exactly what you need when it comes to planning a wedding...

Why Canva is perfect for DIY wedding invitations

Canva Wedding Invitations

Free invitations from Canva? Sure

OK, so I’m massively into Canva right now. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s basically the perfect design tool for non-designers. You can drag and drop licence-free images into set templates and design your personalised wedding invitation using a spectacular range of cute, vintage fonts and striking imagery – usually free to use or $1 per download at most. All the images are high-res and the result is something pretty darned professional...