THIS FREE SPIRITED TRAVEL BLOGGER’S BOHEMIAN FOREST WEDDING IS A DREAM COME TRUE!

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Kristen, is the talented travel vlogger behind ‘Hopscotch the Globe’ as well as co-author of fiction adventure series, Rise of the Prince, along with her husband  Siya. The couple also operate an Inspirational Center called DASHTA Moments. They work with individuals and small groups to guide them in their pursuit of an authentic life. Their peaceful and calm environment is an ideal setting for people to discover who they really are, through self-inquiry and awareness of the world around them. All the beautiful decor was a result of all their friends and family getting crafty and creating it for them! Not only was the final result so unique and beautiful, but also very meaningful to Kristen & Siya.

“Before the ceremony began, all the guests had a peaceful silent moment to take in the energy and the sounds of the nature around us in order to be present for the ceremony” their photographer, Sara, told us. “It was beautiful. Instead of hearing others talking or being distracted by phones, we heard birds chirping, the wind, and flowing water in the creek nearby”.

Siya asked Kristen to marry him with a moonstone pendant he had bought on his travels in Rishikesh, India, during a round the world 10 month trip. The couple have travelled the world together and were keen to represent the incredible work of mother nature at their wedding whilst also sharing their belief in supporting and protecting it.

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MAKE THEM SMILE WITH THESE 12 UNIQUE & CUSTOMIZABLE WEDDING GIFTS

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I have to admit, I am not great at gift giving. I really struggle with unique ideas and I am afraid to say I am one of those people that will very often opt for the easy option of a gift voucher or cash on birthdays and Christmases. When it comes to giving wedding gifts I am no better, in fact I find it even more difficult! With so many couples having already set up home long before they married, a simple toaster or kettle is no longer a necessity. So what do you get a couple that quite literally has everything they need?

Well for those of you, who like me suck at giving gifts, read on, as I have found the answer! UncommonGoods features unique designs and handcrafted wedding gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. Any of you that have been reading this blog for long will know that these are qualities I think to be highly important which is why I wanted to share them with you today. Imagine gifting a couple a keepsake that has been completely personalised knowing that not only will it be treasured for a lifetime but was sourced responsibly and had a positive impact on the environment?

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A customised piece of artwork would be a great way to commemorate the moment a couples paths first crossed, maybe you could remind them of the places they have  travelled with a hand embroidered pillow, or if cooking is their thing how about a personalised chopping board? Of course we shouldn’t forget to mention that this is also a fantastic place to find gifts especially for the bride or groom. A personalised gold cuff with initials and wedding date would make the most wonderful gift to give to the bride on the morning of her wedding. A keepsake to remember for ever! These are just a few ideas for wedding gifts but if you visit their site you will find loads more!

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MAGICAL MOMENTS IN MEXICO: PLAYA DEL CARMEN TRAVEL GUIDE

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Hola Amigos! It is has been just over a week since myself and Mr T returned home from the most amazing two week holiday in Playa Del Carmen. This was our second visit and boy oh boy had things changed, in just two years Playa has become pretty big, however it is still for me, one of the most beautiful places on the planet and every time I visit, I leave with even more love in my heart for the magical country that is Mexico.

When I mentioned to friends that we were going back to Mexico for a second time, some were a little surprised that we would go back to somewhere we had already been before and asked what was so special? In my opinion Playa Del Carmen’s location makes it one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico. Trust me when I say that there is so much to see and do there, that you couldn’t possibly cover it all in one vacation, so it definitely warranted a second visit.

If you plan on visiting Playa Del Carmen, Cancun or any of the surrounding areas anytime soon, you might want to bookmark this guide because it’s pretty packed with places to see and things to do! Lets get started with where to stay.

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The Hotel

We stayed at the Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort overlooking the Riviera Maya, just a 10 minute drive from Playa Del Carmen. I was beyond excited at staying at this resort as it was right next to Xcaret Park – Mexico’s popular eco-archaeological Park. This was one of the very first places we visited on our first trip and was a highlight for the both of us, so I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to go again especially when it was just a stone’s throw away and could be accessed from a cute river boat from our hotel. Our room was situated right next to one of the pools overlooking the back of Xcaret park which meant we were treated to luscious green views, whilst being just a minute walk from the nearest water source, which was much needed in the 42 degree heat.

There were a total of 11 Restaurants, 9 bars, 5 swimming pools and 10 Jacuzzis on the resort (although some were exclusive to Royal members) and the best bit was that you could organise so many activities straight from the hotel, which is great for people who can’t sit still for 5 minutes – just like Mr T! The gardens of the hotel were so beautiful and for environmentalists like me, it was refreshing to see a hotel that actually welcomed wildlife onto its grounds. We even had our own little wild rainforest to explore, where we often saw Howler Monkeys, Long Tailed Coatis, Deer, Iguanas and lots of different species of butterfly. The hotel is set up to regard wildlife, lighting pathways and building bridges to ensure that their natural surroundings weren’t interfered with too much, so I was impressed to say the least.

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Our Top 12 Alternative Bridal Bouquets

Good Afternoon my lovelies,

Its safe to say we are both now fully recovered after a rather messy night on Saturday. Its very rare we get to go out together as we are usually so busy, but when we do golly do we have fun.

Continuing with our fetish for all things alternative, we have once again trawled one of our favourite sites ETSY for our favourite Alternative bridal bouquets to share with you today. As much as we love flowers there are many others that dont or would rather not use them in their wedding. Some of these ideas are perfect for those considering a more environmentally friendly wedding day or for those who love to recycle, there are a plethora of alternatives. One of the awesome things about these bouquets is that unlike flowers they can be kept at home as a memory of your day long after your wedding.

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