Claire Austin England | Beautiful Hair Accessories

It’s Friday and for many it’s pay day, YAY, so it’s the perfect time to show you some stunning hair accessories from the fabulous Claire Austin England.

Claire, founder and owner of Claire Austin England, started making gorgeous wedding hair accessories back in 2012 with her Rosey Posey collection of flower crowns. This summer though Claire has launched a stunning new collection of classic designs, think intricate designs, cute ivory pearls and gorgeous art deco details.

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A modern moroccan styled shoot | The Wedding Spark and Philippa Sian Photography

A modern moroccan styled shoot

Hi there lovelies,

Today we’re beyond excited to be sharing some stunning images from a recent shoot we put together with the super talented Philippa Sian Photography. Styled shoots like this allow suppliers to get together and go all out creatively, putting together themes and looks that (we hope) will get you drooling and fire up your imagination. They’re brilliant Pinterest fodder for when you’re planning your wedding and the looks you’re after, and for suppliers like us they’re great fun as well. Often, wedding creatives will have a fabulous idea for a look they want to achieve, but will need to find a dream team to pull it all together. That’s where we come in! Our supplier matching services can be put to work on editorial shoots as well as beautiful weddings. There are some seriously talented people out there in wedding world, and we want to showcase their talents and get them on your radar, so watch this space for more styled shoot action!

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Put some wanderlust into your wedding decor

It’s that time of year where people seem to be constantly about to jet off somewhere exotic, or else just back from an incredible adventure. In my *whispers* day job, I work for a leading travel brand, so the feeling of dreamy wanderlust is something I’m something of a pro at!

I’m also of the strong opinion that marriage is a pretty big adventure, and so it makes perfect sense to me to inject a sense of exploration, travel and adventure into your wedding day. Travel is a fabulously versatile theme, and here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate it.

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Origami Cranes

Want to add a fun pop of colour to your day? How about creating a garland or backdrop of paper cranes? You could even follow the old Japanese tradition of folding 1,000 cranes to bring good luck and fortune to the couple getting married!

All you need is some origami paper, which you will find at most craft stores or online, and a little patience!

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Let there be light… our favourite twinkly looks

Hi lovelies,

I don’t know about you, but this week is really feeling…January-ish. I’m either too cold outside or too hot-and-itchy-eyed from central heating, and I really miss how festive everything looked a month ago. When Christmas decorations come down, everything always just looks a little sadder – no winking lights from people’s windows as you pass, no gold-garlanded bridges or street lamps. Sigh. Thankfully though, you don’t have to be in the countdown to the holidays for things to get all twinkly at your wedding. Repeat after me: Fairylights are not just for Christmas!

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Another year over, a new one just begun…

Hi lovely ones,

Well, we’re here, it’s New Years Eve! I hope you’ve all had brilliant Christmases. To any of you who are now sporting a slightly heavier and sparklier left hand after the festive season – CONGRATULATIONS, and welcome to the fabulous and bonkers world of weddings, we think you’re going to love it, and should things ever get a little on the stressful or faff-laden side, then we’re always only an email, tweet or Facebook message away, and we’d love to help.  Continue reading