Instagram Catch Up September 2015


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Sundays. Time for mooching, eating, PJ wearing, movies, brunch and family. I hope you have some lovely chilled out plans today. G is working, so I am entertaining the boys on my own. There may be some wedding DIYing and planning thrown in for good measure. It’s our wedding party… THIS WEEK. Wahhh.

I am coping pretty well in terms of anxiety and stress levels at the moment thankfully. Everything is coming together really nicely, it’s amazing to be able to rely on our wedding team and relax knowing they have it all covered.

Would you believe on our wedding day, I only went and pulled a rib muscle in my dress. Coughing and a tight bodice wasn’t the best combo. It’s still niggling me, so I am hoping it will be OK for when I get to wear my gown again. I also need to sort the wedding shoe situation. It turns out glitter shoes and tulle do not mix. Think velcro and you are halfway there. I tried spraying my shoes with hair spray to no avail, so I either need to try something else or find some different shoes. EEkk. Also I am having those ‘will it all be good enough’ thoughts. The main thing is we are having a get together with our nearest and dearest and hopefully have a rockin’ party with a lot of dancing involved. Please keep everything crossed for a dry mild October evening for us guys hehe.

Anyway here was my month in images. You can follow me on Instagram over here.



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1.Thank you for sending over your gorgeous paper goods Knots and Kisses LOVE the rebrand ❤️ 2. Bottle DIYing. 3. Our invitations ready to be sent. 4. Chocolate anyone? 5. Blue skies. 6. WWW intern Anna had a fab time at the All Things Marshmallow book launch.


Here’s to a brilliant October. Woop xo Lou

Dreamy Chocolate & Coffee Inspired Wedding in Lithuania

Dreamy Chocolate Coffee Wedding in Lithuania



Food lovers, be prepared to be indulged in decadent chocolate and coffee, for that was the theme Roberta and Nerijus settled on for their wedding held in Lithuania.

There were the most dreamy portraits, a stunning Cathedral ceremony and pops of burgundy in the white colour scheme. I adore Roberta’s sheer dress, it utterly looked divine. While Nerijus donned a dapper grey suit with bow tie. I loved learning all about the Lithuanian wedding traditions in Roberta’s wedding report too, not to mention that hot chocolate bar. YUM.

Thanks so much to Jurgita Lukos Photography for sharing these beautiful images with us today.



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The Bride Diaries. Charlie has 8 Sleeps To Go

With just 8 sleeps to go, it’s time for WWW real bride Charlie’s final blog post. Thank you Charlie for your congratulations today :-) I have loved reading about your final plans, the DIY gluten free cake and that amaze hen do. Now I am off to google bacon jam, it sounds awesome. I hope you have the best day ever xo Lou


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Hello WWW!

First of all, on behalf of everyone that reads the WWW blog I want to say congratulations to Lou and her family.  I’ve been staying away from the WWW blog recently for fear of seeing something that I simply HAD TO HAVE, with less than a fortnight to go, I’m not changing a thing, so best to keep in the dark.  Therefore I’ve only just stumbled across the news after having a crafty look this morning! It is fantastic news, I am so pleased for you and a bit envious that you have only 4 weeks to plan a reception, no time to over-thinkssssss the details! A total blessing, believe me!

OK.  So I’ve started this blog post about 10 times now.  It turns out I’ve got lots left to say and as this looks like it will be my last post before our Big Day I’m finding it hard to work out what I want to write! So much has been going on and my emotions have been all over the place! The photo above is of Rob and I when we realised we were a month away from the wedding, best not show you a picture of what we look like with 10 days to go!

I’ll start with what I’ve been up to in the last few very hectic weeks!

Today I picked up my wedding dress after my alterations fitting.  I literally bounced out of the shop I was so happy!! It fits and if I say so myself I look pretty fit in it as well! I went to David’s Bridal in Westfield Stratford.  There were 2 reasons for this, 1) the dresses are all sub £1500 2) I wasn’t ready for the whole intimate boutique buying experience.  Too much pressure! David’s Bridal is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. It shouldn’t have been mine either, but I can’t praise them highly enough.  Sure they have some crazy selling techniques from the USA (you can only try on 3 dresses and when you’ve found your dress you have to ring a bell and make a wish, think “Say Yes to the Dress” but worse.) But, if you can buy into that and are ready to share the huge changing rooms with 10 other Brides and their entourages then you should go for it! Their alterations team are fab as well (if not a tad expensive, but what in wedding land isn’t expensive) but I don’t care, the dress looks amazing, I feel amazing, every penny was worth it!

I’ve been DIY wedding details crazy with help from my sister (also Maid of Honour no 1) who saved the day and stepped up as Graphic Designer.  I’m so pleased with how everything looks. Although it is all pink (how I ended up with pink I’ll never know) I think it looks fantastic!

We went for double favours in the end – almond bombonieres for the day and then a suitcase of jams that we’ll dish out in the evening.  Sure it might be overkill, but I went through a bacon jam phase a few years ago and it seemed only right I bought that recipe out to play again.  Bacon Jam is the best. Slap it on a fried egg sandwich and try not to drool! Bacon is expensive and I had 120 jars to fill, so I made an industrial amount of red onion and port chutney as well. Nom Nom.


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I’ve been on endless shopping trips with family and friends for their hats, shoes, outfits in general.  It seems my decision is very important in what they wear! All I say is that as long as they are happy and not wearing a massive white dress and a veil then I’m happy!

Relaxed & Pretty London Picnic in the Park Wedding

Relaxed Pretty Picnic Park London Wedding


Johnny and Hannah tied the knot on Saturday 11th June 2015 at Stoke Newington Town Hall in London. They hoped to create a relaxed and pretty day with a picnic in the park for their guests. The sun shone down as their guests tucked into delicious food from Whole Foods, it looked like the most wonderful atmosphere. They then headed off to the pub to celebrate, a perfect end to their laid back day.

The gorgeous floral arrangements were created by the bride and her bridesmaids. Let’s not forget to mention the super stylish attire too. Johnny was suited and booted by The Kooples and Hannah’s stunning modern dress was from Phase Eight. Smiles a plenty.

Thanks so much to the brilliant Miss Gen Photography for sharing these beautiful images with us here today.


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How to Make a Bold & Beautiful Bridal Flower Crown

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I have a real treat for you DIY couples out there today. WWW teamed up with Interflora on this delightful flower crown tutorial a few weeks back now. With WWW intern Anna’s sumptuous concept, Interflora brought it into glorious life.

Decadent rich toned blooms work wonderfully against the ferns and foliage. And you know what, it’s super simple to re create. I have a real fondness for the flower crown (yes I was a flower crown bride) and I think there are definitely here to stay. YAY.


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DIY Flower Crown Tutorial Bride Bridal Wedding Hair


– 2 x black Bacarra roses

– 2 x Cool Water roses

– 3 x cream spray roses

– 1 x bunch of asparagus fern

– 1 x bunch of french ruscus

– 1 x hydrangea head

– 3 x Phalaenopsis orchid flowers

– 1 x bunch of kalanchoe

– Ivy leaves

– Florist wire

– Florist tape

– Scissors


Step 1


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To make the base of your crown, tape two pre-cut lengths of florist wire together with florist tape. Cover the wire by wrapping a length of florist tape around it.

TOP TIP: To get the perfect fit, measure around your head with a length of yarn and cut your florist wire to size.


Step 2


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Bend the wire into a circle, and twist the ends together to secure. For extra strength, wrap a small piece of florists tape around the join.



Step 3


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Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut the stems of the flowers and foliage to approximately 2 inches long. Mount several ivy leaves onto wire by stitching a length of thin florists’ wire through each leaf. Fold the wire in half, and wrap one length around the stem to secure

TOP TIP: Wrap a length of florist tape around the stem and wire to create a cleaner finish.


Step 4


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To mount the flowers onto florist wire, fold a length of wire in half and hold against the flowers’ stem. Wrap one end of the wire around the stem, in the same way as wrapping wire around the ivy leaves.

TOP TIP: Wrap a length of florist tape around the stem and wire to create a cleaner finish.