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Win a Sterling Silver Double Heart Bunting Necklace by LuLu & Charles Jewellery worth £59.00

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Sterling Silver Double Heart Bunting Necklace by LuLu & Charles Jewellery

Get out the bunting….Designed & handmade by LuLu & Charles Jewellery.  This sterling silver double heart bunting necklace is the perfect piece of jewellery to honour the joining of two hearts, in celebration of an engagement, wedding day or special anniversary. Each heart can be personalised with up-to two initials, in a choice of two font styles, Script or Type, which can then be oxidised or left natural. This delicate piece of handmade sterling silver jewellery, can also be gold plated at an extra cost or produced in 9ct yellow or white gold. 

As their jewellery is made to measure, all their necklaces can be produced to an overall length of your choice, up to 20″ long.  They can also add hearts to symbolise children or family members close to your heart. LuLu & Charles Jewellery pride themselves in producing high quality beautiful jewellery, which you will love and cherish, creating future heirlooms and keepsakes for you and your family to wear.  Each piece of jewellery they create is handmade by husband and wife team, Ashley & Jayne Turner.

About LuLu & Charles Jewellery:

LuLu & Charles Jewellery was set up by husband and wife team Ashley & Jayne Turner. Jayne is daughter of a classically trained & time served goldsmith who followed her creative passion by studying at the prestigious Fashion & Textiles programme at Northumbria University. Having gained a 1st class B.A. (hons) degree, Jayne went on to work in the fashion industry as a textiles designer specialising in surface pattern & embellishment. Her designs have been sold across the industry from high street to high fashion. Meanwhile, Ashley has worked in the Jewellery trade for over 15 years, employed by Jayne’s father, Stephen- which is how the pair met. With three young sons of their own, and following in the footsteps of Stephen, the pair combine technical skills with an eye for design, to create and hand make unique, symbolic wearable jewellery.

Each piece of  LuLu & Charles jewellery is handmade in Sterling Silver or Gold as part of a collection or an individually made custom piece of jewellery, to treasure forever,  created in their Consett, County Durham studio & workshop.  LuLu & Charles Jewellery aims to deliver a completely personal bespoke service to each customer. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss a custom order.

To enter please like Bewildered Bride and LuLu & Charles Jewellery on Facebook and fill in your details below to enter. 

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Terms and Conditions

One reader will win a sterling silver heart bunting necklace from LuLu & Charles Jewellery.
The closing date for entries is 17/07/2015.
The winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email within 5 days of the closing date.
The contest is open to all Bewildered Bride readers over the age of 18.
Customs charges may be incurred for international deliveries which must be covered by the winner.
Only 1 entry per email address.
The prize may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
LuLu & Charles Jewellery and Bewildered Bride’s decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
No purchase necessary.

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July 2015

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My Top 6 Non Traditional Wedding Cakes

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Everyone loves a good wedding cake…..I however hate fruit cake! And I don’t think I’m alone. Wedding cakes were always traditionally made with fruit cake, now more are made of different flavoured sponge than fruit. This got me to thinking how the traditional 3 tiered round cake is also a thing of the past with many couples opting for something completely out of the ordinary.

Here are 6 of my most favourite non traditional wedding cakes with a bit of information from the creatives behind them.

Birds, a Frog and a Ladybird Cake by The Designer Cake Company

Frog, ladybird and bird wedding cake by the Designer Cake Company - Laura & Chris Otterburn Castle (David West Photography)

The design for this cake started as you would expect with the lace wrap detail and some scattered hydrangea petals but then rapidly turned into a very unusual but very personal design that meant something to the couple. They had always liked the bird cake toppers which Isabelle made for a previous wedding so they decided to incorporate some into their design. The couple love animals (in fact their pet dog wore a suit and attended the wedding!) and the bride in particular likes frogs and insects so they then added a little fondant frog and ladybird to the cake. In terms of flavours, they went for a mix of Caramel Apple, Chocolate Fudge and Cookies & Cream. The wedding took place at Otterburn Castle in September 2014.

 

Unique Book Cake by The Whole Sch-bang Event Decor

Wedding cake made from old books by The Whole Sch-bang Event Decor

As part of our product development and to keep ahead of the styles we look to create new props from ideas we see or research; we were inspired by a photo We came across on sn Internet site in regards to vintage book paper folding and set about making this book cake as part of a range of decor from books. As I am the skilled in paper folding expert in the team it was tasked to me to give it a go!The cake took me a week to make working on it a couple of hours each night, taking my time as not to make any mistakes and making sure my folding was all correct. Decorating it with hessian and lace, I was given free creativity with the cake so chose to use two different kind of origami roses and origami kusudama flowers with small pearls in the centre.As part of the team we work hard at being able to offer brides new and alternative ideas as more and more brides want uniqueness to their weddings and events. The reaction received leads us to believe that the paper folded range is a big hit with vintage vibe and unique weddings in which I will certainly be developing the range further.

 

Beach Hut Cake by Sara’s Kitchen

Beach hut wedding cake with deck chairs, waves and bunting  by Sara's Kitchen Deck chair and beach hut wedding cake by Sara's Kitchen

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June 2015

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How to Get the Most from your Wedding Photos: Advice from Erika Tanith, a Professional Wedding Photographer

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I always liked photography. My dad was a keen amateur with an amazing eye; I get a lot of my enthusiasm and basic knowledge from him. I studied media at university and I always wanted to get into film. I did stills photography, Photoshop, digital darkroom but didn’t think much about photography until after I graduated when friends started asking me to work on their weddings.

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I began as a second shooter – not as the main photographer – shooting from the side-lines and getting all the fun, natural pictures. I was good at it and I really enjoyed it. After a while I started doing weddings by myself, friends recommended me to friends, and the whole thing snowballed. Now I work full time as a wedding and portrait photographer.

I love what I do. There’s something very extraordinary about being entrusted to capture people’s memories of such a special day in their lives. I get to see people at their absolute best; families and friends coming together to celebrate a couple in love.

A wedding is a very important event, and so unique to every couple.  I love to see how people express themselves, from including pets in the ceremony to colour themes, entertainment, decoration, food and favours. There’s so many ways to incorporate aspects of your lives and personality into the day.

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I shot my first wedding in 2004, and since then I’ve learned a lot, not just about the industry, but how to get the most from your wedding photography. The main things that I’ve learned are:

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Charlotte Mills New All That Glitter 2016 Wedding Shoe Collection

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About a year ago I featured the first collection from a new bridal shoe designer called Charlotte Mills. I’m now super excited as she is launching a new collection called All that Glitters…

Charlotte Mills Anastasia Bridal Shoes

The new designs keep her signature of creating luxury fashion forward styles with a fun love heart twist. Charlotte uses a combination of different luxury materials to create each shoe. Soft glitters and metallic’s paired with the softest ivory leathers. There is also a lot of colour in the collection, which is perfect for those Brides who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd and want something unique.

The new styles are all hand finished with a silver sixpence and the leather sole is embossed with the phrase “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe” which carries on the theme from last years collection. The Sixpence is also the something Old, The Something New is the shoe, the Something Blue is detailed on the insock and the Something borrowed will be inside the shoebox. Brides love this idea and it is unique to Charlotte Mills Shoes.

Charlotte Mills Bridal Shoes sole details - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her Shoe

The popular Anabel flat pump and Andrea styles have had an update from last season. There are now over 10 different heart trims to choose from. Brides can pick a design to fit their theme or personality with anything from fun slogan hearts with  “Just Married” and “Happily Ever After”to hearts adorned with glittering crystals and fresh water pearls which have been created by amazing British Jewellery designer Laura Rhodes owner of Lovebird Bridal and creator of La De Dah. (more…)

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Should I Hire a Videographer? A Guide to Wedding Videography

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In my opinion a professional wedding video is one of the most important parts of a wedding along with a professional photographer and quality wedding rings. These are the things that last a lifetime and can never be replaced.

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Videography will capture your vows, the speeches and your first dance….things that can’t been captured by photography alone and never be recreated. In years to come you can watch it and be taken back to the day; you can also share it with your children and grandchildren. Your wedding day goes by so fast that you will miss so many things, watching your wedding video will fill in all the blanks.

I have never heard a bride or groom say that they wished they hadn’t booked a videographer, but I have heard far too many who have regretted not booking one.

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