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July 2015




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Wow! Can you believe that it is already the end of July? Seriously where has the time gone. It feels like forever since I was sat on that beach in Mexico having the time of my life. Not saying that i’m not having the time of my life at home too, because I really am. Just everything always feels better in the sun! I have to admit I am just a little bit excited about August though, we have 1 or 2 pretty big secrets to let you in on but for now I have to stay schtum. So for the time being grab yourself a cuppa and settle down with this months Off the Record and I must warn you, you might get a little bit of holiday envy as it includes a fair few Insta pics of Jess living it up in the Dominican. Enjoy!


Mexico! I know, I know, I pretty much haven’t stopped talking about it since I have been back but it was so amazing, I can’t stop thinking about it and even now I still have more photos to post on Instagram. Its just the happiest place I have ever been, the people, the colours,everything just makes your feel so alive! I made some unforgettable memories there this time and it will forever be in my heart! Make sure you read my Travel Guide if you are thinking about going and check out my Video Diary too!

♥ New opportunities! As many of you will know we have been working on creating a new sister site for Bespoke Bride for a couple of years now. Unfortunately the project has encountered a few delays along the way but you will be pleased to know it hasn’t stopped us and these last couple of months we have been really working our butts off to get the new site ready for a soft launch within the next month or so. it hasn’t been an easy journey but I really think all the hard work will have been worth it when you see what we have created. 

Oliver Bonas! A couple of days after I got back from Mexico I was on my way to London with Emily (Mermaid Gossip) to the launch of the Oliver Bonas, Christmas in July event! We both had so much fun, drinking cocktails & checking out the new range. Believe me when I say I could have bought everything in that store. I am such a huge fan! You can see the video Emily created here.

Booking more holidays! Ok so I have just got back from Mexico, how could I possibly be booking another holiday. Well  the truth is, I needed a holiday to get over my last one. Anyone else feeling that? 

Having Dinner with friends! I love our monthly catch ups, it so surprising what can happen in a few weeks. 

The new series of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Seriously Wednesday’s cannot come quick enough!


♥ The Dominican Republic! I’ve never been to this part of the Caribbean before and it sure is beautiful! We’re currently staying in La Romana which is in the east of the island and it’s all Palm trees on the beach and white sands! I can’t wait to share it properly with you but for now you can see a few cheeky snaps on our instagram!

Reading! So far I’ve devoured 2 books on this holiday; Grey & Paper Towns and I’m currently reading Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love which is amazing! It’s so lovely having time to read, I definitely want to make sure I continue this habit once I’m home! 

Snorkelling! We got our snorkelling gear on after being here for a few days when we visited an island called Saona! We also got to see some starfish which is pretty cool!

Drinking straight from a coconut on a beach. Best feeling ever!

♥ Visiting the capital, Santo domingo. It’s such a beautiful city with so many gorgeous colorful buildings! Naturally I was in my element trying to photograph them all!

Adding the final touches to the boutique that you’ll see here soon! We’re almost ready for the beta stage guys and you are going to LOVE IT!! It’s very fun, easy to use and is going to be filled with lots of awesome products and suppliers for you to shop! I’m so excited!! 



Photography by Jeff Mindell via Studio DIY

♥ Fun & Funky Hood Ornaments

DIY Flamingo Wall Hooks

A Pink & Orange Ombre Hair DIY

Wooden Pineapple Bowls Makeover

Printed Party Favor Bags Using Natural Sunlight 

A Vibrant Colour Coded Party Packed with DIY Ideas & Printables

Giant Diamond Wedding Card Box

♥ 60 Creative DIY Planters (more…)



July 2015




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Summer is officially on our doorsteps and by now I hope you’ve managed to soak up some sunshine! With summer brings all manner of amazing outdoor wedding extravaganzas from the pastel florals and the bold tropicals to the outright glittery sparkly shindig!

So dig out the suncream, the paddling pool, the garden games or the wellies and embrace the great British summer for your perfect wedding day dream! And there is no reason why your wedding stationery shouldn’t be as glam or as Glastonbury as your wedding itself. Set the scene for your summer solstice as soon as your (beautifully designed, printed and assembled!) invite lands through your guests letterbox.

While the options are endless, we want to bring you 10 of the latest trendy Wedding Stationery Collections for Summer from the awesome Anon Designers! Over to the experts…

 1. Floral… (Above)

At this point we struggle to narrow it down, fans of Anon might have noticed we love a good floral! I guess we’d bring to you our ‘Folkin Floral’ range. A relaxed vibe is created with a cool green natural textured background, layered with a folk floral wreath and a hand lettered style of typography. Bringing an uplifting outdoor style for a bright fresh wedding.

2. Mint Green…


Ah we’d have to feature our Oh Buoy’ range! We love a good chevron too and here we combine crisp mint green chevrons with deep navy blue nauticals. You could only follow up your nautical wedding with your honeymoon on a yacht in the South of France of course!

3. Gold…


We feature a hint of gold in quite a few of our ranges or their alternatives. But most recently we’re loving our ‘The Hamptons’ range. Available in several different combinations, here we show you the gold version. A deep blue stripe with a strong gold accent through the scriptive typography. Lets face it, who wouldn’t want a summer in the Hamptons!

4. Colourful…


A firm favourite at Anon is our ‘Perfectly Floral’ Invitation collection. Set on a chalkboard black background, the tropical florals really pop on this design. Giving a nice mix of vintage floral and bright bold super colourful illustrations. The typography is a mix of styles all set in clean white to gel them together and really jump out from the stand out black background.




July 2015




Written by , Posted in How To..., Sweets and Treats

DIY Strawberry and pineapple frozen daiquiri Recipe in a pineapple fun tropical drink summer cocktail-1

DIY Strawberry and pineapple frozen daiquiri Recipe in a pineapple fun tropical drink summer cocktail-1

Iv still got that holiday feeling folks and I just can’t shake it! I fully intend on staying in vacation mode for as long as possible, which is why today I am going to share this yummy fruity cocktail recipe with you! I wanted something to remind me of our recent trip to Mexico and nothing says Mexico more that cocktails served in fresh pineapples. Am I right!

You Will Need:

4 oz Malibu// 10 oz Fresh Strawberries// 8 oz Fresh Pineapple (use the pineapple that you carved out of the middle)// 2 Cups Crushed Ice//

DIY Strawberry and pineapple frozen daiquiri Recipe in a pineapple fun tropical drink summer cocktail-4

Step 1

Remove the inside flesh of your pineapple and set aside to use as a cup later. (more…)



July 2015




Written by , Posted in Bloggers Boutique

Behind the scenes Free People Festival Wedding Inspiration with Bespoke Bride-9

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I always love seeing behind the scenes on blogs, it adds an element of realism to the site and often makes me feel more connected to the bloggers! It’s so fun seeing how certain shots were set up and different looks were created so today I thought it would be cool to show you some behind the scenes photos that Clare from Lily Fee Floral Designs took on our festival wedding shoot we recently did! You can also see the full shoot here! 

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