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Spring Clean Blog Survey: Take Part To Be In With a Chance To Win Your Own Custom Illustration!

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It’s that time of month where people begin to start spring cleaning their houses, their wardrobes and their lives and we think it’s just as important to do this with your blog! But this is where we need your help, after all who knows Bespoke Bride’s content better than you lovely Bespoke Bride readers?!

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Photo by Alexandra Wallace

We would be so grateful if you could pretty please take a few minutes out of your day to fill out the following survey for us to help us improve the quality of content you see here on Bespoke Bride, we want to know the features you love, the features that are not necessarily your favourites and if you have any great ideas that you think would work fab here in the future! There’s only 12 questions and it shouldn’t take you longer than a few minutes to complete!

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Oh and wait, we didn’t even tell you the best news!! When you enter the survey you automatically get entered into a competition to WIN a completely bespoke illustration of you (and your other half if wanted!) by the ever amazing Rachel Dougherty! We are so so so excited to be able to offer this to you guys because Rachel’s work is truly amazing, we’re in love with it! Wouldn’t an illustration make the perfect save the date? Or just to simply frame it and have it sitting pretty in your home? You’re god dam right it would!

The survey is completely anonymous so once you’ve completed it you’ll need to leave us a comment on this post letting us know so please, we won’t know which answers you gave or what you wrote, it’s purely so we can enter your name into the gloriously pretty hat for the winner of the illustration!

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Everyone who completes the survey will also receive a special discount code to get 15% off in Rachel Dougherty’s Etsy shop!! So what are you still doing here? Head on over and take the survey (pretty please)! It’s so important to us to make sure we’re doing what our readers love so we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Terms & Conditions:

 Rachel requires the winner of the contest to send a few photos to work from, as well as the name or names of the couple pictured (to be hand-lettered into the portrait).

 Rachel will supply an 8×10″ original acrylic painting, shipped to them, as well as a high-resolution digital file.

 Discount coupon code will stay active for the month following April 17.

 Rachel’s work cannot be used, printed or sold for profit without her consent.

If you’d like to keep up to date with Rachel you can do so on Twitter , Etsy or visit her website here!

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Me & Emily cannot wait to hear all of your thoughts and comments! Thank you in advance,

Much Bespoke Love

Jess x

Wednesday

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April 2014

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A Unique & Luxury Boutique Honeymoon Event hosted by Mr & Mrs Smith

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Ever wanted to go on holiday and stay somewhere a little bit different? Ever wanted to find an unusual hotel or an extremely luxurious one but wasn’t sure where to look? Of course you have! Unfortunately though, finding these types of places never used to be easy and was often only possible with word of mouth! Until Now. That’s where Mr & Mrs Smith come in, not only are they travel experts but their website is jam packed with unique & breathtakingly beautiful hotels! We know first hand since we got to stay at the Ampersand Hotel while we attended their honeymoon event! (See what we got up to at The Ampersand here)

So back at the beginning of March me & Em packed our bags and headed up to London where we enjoyed an evening of delicious canapés while being surrounded by extravagant decor and fabulous bloggers at the beautiful Blakes hotel. There was also a fantastic interview with Tamara, a co founder of Mr & Mrs Smith & TV presenter Anna Richardson! Any honeymooners reading Bespoke Bride right now needs to feast their eyes upon the below video! It’s got some great advice on budget honeymoons to luxurious honeymoons! There’s something to suit everyone’s tastes at Mr & Mrs Smith…

We had a blast and seriously cannot recommend Mr & Mrs Smith enough! We’ll definitely be using them for any future trips of ours! Rest assured that if you book your honeymoon with them you’ll be in safe, experienced and caring hands!

Much Bespoke Love

Jess x

Wednesday

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P.S. I Love This…

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So I might have mentioned once, twice maybe three times that me and Jess won a holiday to the Maldives last week? I honestly feel so lucky, stuff like this never happens to me, so as you can imagine I am very very very excited! Naturally my wishlist this week is feeling a little summery as I start to plan what I will be packing for my holiday.

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1. Not only will this beautiful Antigua Floral Bikini channel my inner pin up it will also hide a multiple of sins whilst I am lounging around the pool.

2. How cute are these little black cat face pumps?

3. I have been doing a lot of research on camera’s these last few weeks. It is no secret I am a huge wildlife lover and I am super keen to make this year, the year I make my journey into the world of wildlife photography. I have read lots of reviews and asked the opinions of a few photography friends and it seems the Canon 5D Mark III is coming out on top as the best camera for beginners. Now all I need is a couple of grand to buy it… anyone feeling generous?

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Tuesday

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April 2014

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DIY: Three Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

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Three ways to decorate easter eggs

Yay its Easter! This has to be one of my favourite times of year because it is acceptable to indulge in lots of chocolate! (Not that I need much of an excuse mind you?) Anywho it is also a great excuse to get a little crafty so we have invited our favourite stylists Sophie & Laura from Strange Case Collective to show you how you can get creative with some polystyrene easter eggs… This is one for you if you are especially fond of glitter, wool and washi tape, basically it has us written all over it…

Over to the ‘Strange Girls’ – they will love me for that!

“One of our favourite times of the year is Easter. One for the chocolate (of course, we’re already dreading crème eggs not being in the shop!) and two as it gives us an excuse to get crafty. Every year we organise an egg hunt and this year we are having one for our 18 month old cousin Sadie. Alongside chicks and eggs for her to find, we wanted to have a go at decorating some polystyrene eggs for her to fill her basket with too. So for this months guest post, we are showing you three different ways to decorate polystyrene eggs.

materials - to decorate easter eggs

You will need the following materials for all three versions - Polystyrene eggs// PVA Glue // Barbecue skewers // A plastic dish for glitter and glue. Or a plate covered in foil – we couldn’t find a container anywhere and improvised // Egg carton for presentation – this is totally optional but we couldn’t resist buying it from our local craft shop // Paintbrush// Glitter // Wool // Washi Tape// Scissors //

To Decorate Your Eggs With Glitter…

Glitter Easter Eggs

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