Category Archives: Your Day Your Way

Your Day Your Way

Essentials For Every DIY Bride.

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Long time no see! It’s Lauren C here. I’m hoping you’ve heard all about Rock My Wedding’s little sister blog, Rock My Style? If you have, we hope you’ve found a wealth of beauty, fashion and interiors inspiration, if not, where the devil have you been hiding?!

Over on RMS I can be found mostly talking about home décor and DIY’s (as well as a whole load of other lifestyle chat) so I thought it would be nice to talk about do-it-yourself over on these pretty pages.

In the run up to my own big day there was a whole lot of punching and stamping going on. No, that wasn’t me having a Bridezilla moment, rather myself and the rest of the family getting stuck in to some good old DIY. My own wedding is now a distant memory but my calendar is crammed with wedding invites from some of my closest friends and I’m only too happy to lend a hand with a home-made creation or two.

I’m not promising that I’m going to bring a whole load of new ideas to the table but I’ve gathered together a few essentials if you’re planning on including a bit of do-it-yourself for your Big Day.

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Pennard House Private View – Saturday 27th September

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As you can see from these gorgeous images, Pennard House in Somerset is an idyllic place to get married…

A family-owned country estate, hailing back to Georgian times and set in the rolling South West countryside, Pennard House is not only licensed for civil ceremonies, but also has a picturesque 14th Century village church just across the lawn.

Imagine the romance of a Jane Austen novel, combine that with the elegant details of Georgian architecture and add the warm welcome of a family home…sounds pretty perfect doesn’t it?! AND the luxurious house and stunning grounds can be exclusively yours for your wedding, so you can truly relax with family and friends.

The Pennard House team are holding a private view on 27th September 2014 where you can see the house at it’s most beautiful – when ready for a wedding of course! Each couple will be taken on an individual tour of the house and grounds, and champagne & canapés on the lawn will help you get a feel for what your wedding day could be like.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, historic venue that is luxurious and has literally everything you need – then you should definitely attend the private view and see for yourselves why we think Pennard House is so wonderful.

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Alive Network Presents – 10 Types of Wedding Bands.

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When it comes to wedding entertainment, it’s hard to beat a live band rocking, jiving, or jazzing up your wedding party! But what kind of wedding bands are best for your wedding? There is an infinite number of possibilities out there, what with all of the different genres of music and different times of W-day that would be enhanced by musical accompaniment!!!

So today, Love Lust List members and the UK’s largest online entertainment agency, Alive Network are here to help by telling us their top suggestions for great bands to get your guests bustin’ some moves (yes…I did just say that. And yes…I’m cringing at myself).

What type of music are you having for your big day? Let us know if Alive Network inspire you to go for something a little different…

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Destination Lisbon.

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I’m going to be totally honest here, I’ve always thought of Portugal as being a bit… Dull. The straight laced older sibling of crazy young tear-away Spain… With it’s Algarve – favoured destination of the moderately affluent over tanned middle aged sun-seeker. I found out how wrong I was last month when I had the opportunity to stay for a few days at Four Seasons, Lisbon.

As it turned out Lisbon is one of the coolest and most vibrant cities I’ve visited in a long time and is the perfect curve ball choice for a wedding abroad, honeymoon or even high class hen or stag do holiday.

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Ask Lolly – Elope or cantelope?

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Bonjour my pretties! How has your Monday treated you so far? Did you spend the summer solstice weekend sunning yourselves in the glorious weather for a change? Or perhaps you ticked off some items from the wedmin list…

This afternoon sees another ‘Ask Lolly’ post where I try my very best to try to solve the wedding trials and tribulations of you lovely lot by offering my thoughts and nuggets of advice on your big day dilemmas.

This is also an opportunity for you folks to weigh in with your thoughts and opinions too – after all we love to hear what you have to say on wedding matters and I’m sure there’s more than one of you in a similar predicament.

So without further ado let’s hear what our latest bride in distress has to say. It’s something a little more unusual this month…

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D.I.Y Glitterific Bud Vases.

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Afternoon folks! And how are you after that damn fine piece of weather yesterday? Rested? Perhaps slightly sunburnt? Or are you feeling slightly despondent with a case of the Monday blues?

Allow me to attempt to cheer you up with another glorious glitzy DIY project for your big day as a way of whiling away the hours until the going home bell rings. It’s probably the easiest D.I.Y project we’ve ever posted on Rock My Wedding…aside from the Glitterific Table Numbers that is.

Hell to the yes! It’s time to get your glitter on!

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RMW Rates – Stylish Wedding Entertainment.

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STYLISH worry about outdated DJs playing outdated music and a DJ with a revolving bow tie is not for them! Knowing that great entertainment is key to the success of every wedding they will work with you to ensure that great music is played without resorting to the “Conga”, “YMCA” or Cotton Eyed Joe, which means you can relax and enjoy your wedding knowing your guests will have a memorable time.

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Pin Up Your Life!

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Not only is the smell of Spring in the air, it’s also starting to feel a lot warmer and brighter too. Hello lighter mornings!! As promised in our post a couple of weeks ago we’re looking to RMW’s favourite season of the year to provide the theme for our first Pinterest competition of 2014.

Yep folks, Spring in all her glory is the key to success this time round. Think cherry blossom and frolicking lambs, baby chicks and bursts of soft pinks, lilacs and yellows. Honestly it’s a veritable feast for the eyes…wouldn’t you agree?

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I Like Beards.

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Always have, always will. Perhaps it’s nostalgia (my Dad always sported a beard right into his fifties – which meant he always looked way more like a member of the Bee Gees than a dentist) or maybe it’s that whole slightly “undone” association you get with the unshaven that seems to be my favoured aesthetic throughout life (interiors, fashion, beauty….) whatever it is, I know that given the choice I would always always choose a man to have a subtle stubble than that clean soft-skinned sheen.

Fascinating O’Shea, What the bloody hell have beards got to do with weddings?

Well, quite a lot actually as it happens. Soon to be brides spend a considerable amount of time considering what make-up they will wear – whether to indulge in the full on flutter of false lashes, which foundation will achieve an imperceptible finish that won’t make your mug appear all melty should W-day happen to reach anywhere over 25 degrees. What lipstick will look pretty yet won’t smudge all over your chin when you go in for the “I now pronounce you husband and wife” smacker. What mascara will define and Bambi-fi you yet won’t run right into your blush should you become all teary during the speeches…..etc etc

But what about the boys? What do they have to make a decision on except for their barnet?

Well their beard situation obviously. And I don’t mean necessarily whether or not it’s a good idea to imitate Captain Birdseye (should this not be their usual choice du jour) I mean whether to go forth with a Twelve O’clock shadow or at least a few days of growth – should they sport this on a regular basis.… View the full post.

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Rock My Venue.

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Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you can’t failed to have noticed the ‘RMW Rates…’ posts that pop up on these pages every lunchtime. This is where we get to tell you lovely lot about the bestest and brightest additions to Rock My Wedding’s exclusive directory – The Love Lust List.

For those of you not ‘au fait’ with the List (seriously folks where have you been?) let me explain a little further. The Love Lust List is Rock My Wedding’s exclusive personally handpicked directory of only the best wedding suppliers in the UK and Ireland.

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And we say handpicked because each and every supplier has to be vetted and approved by us – after all we want to make sure that you folks are treated to only the most amazing suppliers. Our Love Lust Listers cater for all price points but share a common factor – they all offer more than their price tag might suggest. Above everything else they ALL have the desire to rock the weddings of our readers.… View the full post.

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