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Lolly is a self-professed frustrated florist and styling maven with an endless passion for all things pretty.

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Wedding Favours Your Guests Will Actually Love

I’m aware, as I begin this post, that for some of you, wedding favours represent an unnecessary waste of a precious wedding budget that could really be more wisely spent elsewhere or donated to charity. For others though, these small gifts are a sweet way of demonstrating your thanks to your guests as well as continuing/supporting your wider wedding theme.

I can appreciate both sides of the argument. Honestly, I really can. I chose to give my guests favours at my own wedding because in short, I wanted to. I enjoyed the process of sourcing the etched glass champagne saucers from car boots, village hall sales and eBay which I gave to the girls complete with shimmering metallic pouches filled with sugared almonds (yes I’m such a cliché) as well as seeing the boys have an awesome time smoking the cigar favours outside on the terrace in the evening. You can see more of my wedding here and here if you’re so inclined.

There’s nothing worse though than spending time, effort and precious pennies on unwanted wedding favours that get left behind on the tables as guests move off to the evening reception festivities. I’ve seen it happen in my time and it makes me really sad to see all the hard work invested by the happy couple disregarded in this way.

This afternoon’s post then is all about giving you lovely lot some ideas for wedding favours that your guests will really love, enjoy and perhaps find useful too.

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How To Stylishly Theme Your Wedding Day With Animal Motifs

One of the enduring trends that has featured so heavily in the beautiful weddings we’ve showcased on the blog this year has been that of animals. Piles upon piles of exquisitely styled animals – from woodland rabbits and stags through to more exotic creatures such as flamingos and lions. And it’s a trend that looks set to continue into 2017 too.

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DIY Bright And Bold Red Lips.

This afternoon’s post is the first of a bumper sized series that we can’t wait to share with you over the coming weeks. If you haven’t guessed from the header of this article already then you might be a little bit pleased to know that we’ll be sharing lots and lots of beauty and hair DIYs to take you through the next few months to Christmas and beyond.

It’s something that we’ve been meaning to do for a while now at RMW HQ given the popularity of our past beauty posts but we just hadn’t quite gotten round to doing it. It took a ruddy long planning meeting with all members of the RMW team to get our backsides into gear and produce what you see on your screen in front of you today.

And we’ll let you into a secret…we’re actually really proud of this beauty DIY series. It was imperative to all of us that the tutorials be super simple and easy to follow so that even the most cack-handed amongst us could pull off the looks with aplomb. Hopefully you’ll agree…

So let’s begin. Have any of you lovelies decided on what your pout might be doing for W-day? Perhaps you’re looking for a spot of beauty inspiration for when you’re off out to lunch with the girls?

Might we tempt you with something a little bit bright, a little bit BOLD?

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Katie & Alistair

How utterly exquisite is the image of this morning’s beautiful maids dressed in blue with equally delicious pastel florals at the top?! Isn’t it wonderful!

I am in love with every single aspect of Katie and Alistair’s rustic farmyard wedding held at Brick House Farm that it’s impossible to know what to tell you about first. Let’s start though with Katie’s gorgeous gown – the Stacey by Modeca – which has tonnes of frothy, gorgeous, lace amazingness complete with blush pink bow. I know! Immense.

And then there’s the piles of hydrangea, the baby blue dining candles, the oversized balloons, the trestle tables and rustic buttonholes and the chintzy hay bales. It’s pastoral heaven.

All the action was snapped by the wonderful Frances Sales.

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Cara & Rich

You have GOT to see the flowers in today’s decadently Autumnal wedding! I mean quick, start swiping through the amazing slider of beautiful images if you haven’t already to cast your eyes on some truly glorious centrepieces and one magnificent bouquet.

Cara and Rich decided to tie the knot at East Riddlesden Hall in Yorkshire accompanied by lashings of seasonal blooms, some seriously contemporary black and white striped decor and layers of festoon lighting.

I adore Cara’s heavenly smokey eyes, her mismatched bridesmaids and her rustic decor which is imbued with charm just like Cara and Rich themselves. All the fun and games and those beautiful sunlit portrait shots were captured by Photography34.

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Ella & Tom

I’ve been lucky enough to attend an event at Kensington Roof Gardens in the past and can attest to its gloriousness so it’s easy to see why Ella and Tom picked it for their wedding day. Despite the amazing views, it’s easy to forget that you’re in a capital city once you set foot in this urban oasis. And yes there are ACTUAL flamingos.

The pair decided to celebrate their nuptials by paying homage to the venue itself choosing an art deco twist for their decor and using little accents of pink to tie in with the resident flamingos. Cute!! All the action was captured by Fiona Kelly Photography.

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Zoe & Nathan

Zoe and Nathan are possibly one of the chicest couples whose wedding day I’ve ever had the pleasure of blogging. Everything is utterly elegant, from their exquisite wedding cake, to Zoe’s fishtail Pronovias lace frock and her savvy maids. The pair said I do in January starting the brand new year off with a bang as sparkly new Mr & Mrs at the iconic ICA in the centre of London.

I’m more than a little bit jealous since groom Nathan is a shoe designer so he willingly took Zoe to Manolo Blahnik to look for her wedding shoes! What a dreamboat! I’m not going to say too much more but instead will let the pictures, taken by David Jenkins do all the talking…

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Tabitha & Paul

This morning’s wedding is so SO SO pretty. And I mean super pretty with a capital P. What’s even better though is that Tabitha and Paul designed and styled all of their gorgeous wedding decor by themselves.

When Tabitha spotted the recently refurbished Hastoe Hall complete with high ceilings, original parquet flooring, fire place and vintage fire exit signs she knew she’d found her perfect venue. Fast forward several months, a dollop of amazing festoon lighting, vintage funfair games, typewriters, old ladders and beautiful soda syphons and they had a reception to die for.

Talented photographer Cat Lane Weddings captured all the action. Pinning fingers at the ready!

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Tamsin & Alex

Tamsin and Alex are a little bit cool. Actually scrap that, they’re super cool. I mean a bride and groom who performs Pulp Fiction inspired choreography for their first dance has serious style points in my book and we haven’t even gotten started on their Lobster Shack wedding venue in the super pretty Whitstable.

Tamsin looks beautiful in her Alice Temperley frock and colour pop headpiece and Alex looks like a dapper dan in his light blue Suitsupply garb. All the action was captured magnificently by Dale Weeks.

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