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October 2014



Off The Record: Halloween Special!

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Get your pumpkins at the ready, dust off those brooms and wear your costume with pride! It’s Halloween people and we’re so excited!!! In honour of one of our favourite holidays we felt it only right that today’s Off The Record was a Halloween special so read ahead for your share of spooky DIYs, wonderfully weird wedding inspiration & hauntingly fun reads!

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Planning my halloween costumes for the weekend! At tonight’s party I’m going to be a spooky doll and tomorrow night I’m dressing up as Maleficent!! Horns at the ready! 

Speaking of which, I watched Maleficent this week on Sky, I had seen it in the cinema and have been so excited ever since for it to be released! It’s such a beautiful film.

Starting our incubator programme at Bristol to get The Online Wedding Show launched! It’s all very exciting, we’re in the early stages at the moment and have met lots of other awesome people with fab ideas! The months ahead will prove to be very productive! Watch this space!! 

The juices on offer at the EngineSheds cafe! Oh my days, they’ve got one that’s fresh mint, lemon juice and honey! It is unbelievably good!! 

Eating potato pie! Emily gave me her recipe and it’s the bomb! I love the chunky onions in it and the crispy cheese on top! It’s what we call proper winter warming food!

Cooking up fake blue crystal meth for James’s Heisenberg costume tonight! You Breaking Bad fans will know what I’m talking about! Apparently in the series they just used set sugar with blue food colouring too!


 Monday was the first day of the webstart program that we were lucky enough to win a few months back. Myself and Jess have been heading to our new base in Bristol to meet with our mentor, where we have been taking the next steps towards building the online wedding show! 

Catching up with my dear friend Sophie who is now 7 months pregnant and she is absolutely blooming! I am so happy for her she is gonna be one hot momma!

Late night walks with Mr T! There is something about the smell of the air in the evening at this time of year. It smells like bonfires, crispy leaves and fireworks! 

This week our church held a memorial service for loved ones that had been lost. It was the first time I had ever attended an event like this and I was little anxious about how I would I fee, but it was so comforting. A really nice way to remember loved ones and celebrate their lives. 

♥ DIY days with Jess! Making hot chocolate with orange liqueur which was seriously yummy and painting emoji faces on pumpkins! 



Halloween Snail Mail Printable! (Above image via Paper n Stitch)

The Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail

Skeleton Makeup Tutorial 




October 2014



A DIY Rustic Sunflower Wedding: Tristina & Randy

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You may remember todays couple from their Horresque engagement shoot that we featured back in April. Fast forward 6 months and we are now pleased to announce that Tristina and Randy have now tied the knot and are back to share their sunflower filled wedding with us! We know how much Tristina loves Halloween so in honor of that we thought it would be nice to feature her wedding this week! Enjoy!

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October 2014



DIY Pumpkin Emojis Ready for Halloween!

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Halloween is just around the corner and if you want to do something a little different with your pumpkins this year then why not theme them up to fit your emojis?! Me and Emily are definitely emoji addicts, I reckon we could have conversations using only them! We’re not the only ones though right?! So to create this fun halloween decor yourself all you’ll need is:

Pumpkins // Yellow paint // Knife or carving kit // Black sharpie // Blue, red & white paint (pending on your emoji choices!) //

If you’d prefer to watch how to make these emoji pumpkins in the form of a video then you can do so below! Or alternatively scroll on down to the see the steps…

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STEP 1: Cut the tops off your pumpkins and scoop out their insides!

STEP 2: Take a pencil and draw a circle onto one side of the pumpkin, don’t worry if it’s not perfect, it’s pretty impossible since the shapes of pumpkins vary so much! This will be the outline of the emoji’s yellow faces!

STEP 3: Take your pencil again and sketch out whichever emoji face you want to create. Next decide which part you want to cut out, on some of ours we cut out only the eyes, others just the mouth and on some we even did both! It’s entirely up to you, just get carving!

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STEP 4: Once you’re happy with your carved pumpkin, paint the entire circle yellow! You may need a couple of coats and don’t worry if you can’t see your pencil lines any more, those were just a rough guide for the carving stage. Leave to dry. Or put the hair dryer on them like we did!

STEP 5: Adding in the colour, again this depends on which emojis you picked! For us, at this stage we painted on the red hearts in the eyes and on one of the mouths, we painted on the pink tongue and we painted on the white eyes and the blue forehead of the scared emoji! Next leave them to dry.

STEP 6: Finally, take your sharpie and go around the edges! So you’ll want to outline the yellow circle and any details on the face. We also gave one of our emojis thick black eye brows!

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Then that’s it! You’re done! Display those pumpkins with pride! Don’t forget, we love to see your creations so if you do make your own pumpkin emojis be sure to share them with us on Instagram using the hashtag #BESPOKEBRIDEDIY! Happy Halloween y’all!



October 2014



A Moody Woodland Styled Shoot

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Oh my goodness, do we have a treat for you today! This woodland shoot is all about moody seduction and boy oh boy have these guys done it well! The muted blush pink and gold tones are to die for and photographer Leah Moyers captured the most precious shot of the a beautiful Watters dress in blooming pear trees, you are going to seriously swoon!

Here she tells us a little more…

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