February 03, 2016
Jo and Rob are huge fans of sport, so it was no surprise when they planned their big day that they would want to incorporate it. Formula 1 had become their absolute favourite and it gave the couple opportunity to combine their love of travel with their love of sport! I'm delighted that Jo asked us to help her and Rob bring this theme into their wedding via their table stationery and has also agreed to let us share this and all of the other details from their beautiful big day!
Jo and Rob were married at the gorgeous Curradine Barns in Shrawley, Worcestershire. The marriage ceremony took place in a beautiful rustic room with exposed brick and wooden beams, decorated with pretty fairy lights. Their photographer, Ben Fones captured stunning images from the day that the couple treasure, even if they weren't sure exactly what he was up to at the time.....
Jo recalls Ben asking them if they trusted him, as he led them out to the cow shed behind the barns. This photograph was the result and it is truly something special; the couple said Ben made them so relaxed and just blended in with the day.
Rob's love of Liverpool FC also made its way into the wedding, with the red colour theme and flowers and it was the only colour that he and Jo could agree on. I love the statement they make in contrast to the crisp white dress and dark suits.
The red continued with the confetti, hand made by themselves and popped into these cute personalised confetti cones the couple found on eBay.
With the ceremony and photographs done, Jo and Rob's guests headed inside for their wedding breakfast which is where their Formula 1 theme came into its own.
Guests found their places at the table by first finding their name on this bespoke Formula 1 themed wedding table plan created by The Pretty in Print Company.
The top table ran along the top of the seating chart, with the remaining guest tables in columns beneath.
Each table was named after a circuit and corresponding cards were placed on each table so guests could easily find which was theirs. Jo and Rob's first foreign Formula 1 trip was to the Belgian Grand Prix and it was there they became hooked. It was the obvious choice for their top table name!
Each guest had their own matching place card, complete with team, driver's helmet and position on the grid!
The Formula 1 wedding theme continued with this cute cake made by family friend, Charlotte Wootton. The kangaroo is particularly symbolic since Jo and Rob delayed their honeymoon purposely until the Australian grand prix.
Back home from their honeymoon down under, Jo and Rob have many precious memories of their unique and personal day to look back on. This picture was a favourite and is now a large canvas with the words 'every love story is wonderful but ours is my favourite' flowing around it; it's become a permanent feature in their lounge.
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The finer details:
Photography by Ben Fones Photography
Venue: Curradine Barns, Shrawley
Make-up by Natural Beauty by Natalie Ltd
Flowers by Tricia Penny of Peppermint
Dress from Charades Bridal Studio in Wolverhampton
Suits hired from Dapper Dan, also in Wolverhampton
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June 04, 2018
The prostate related is an essential portion of a male’s reproductive system. It secretes fluids that assist the transportation and activation of sperm. The men’s prostate is located just while watching rectum, below the bladder and around the urethra. When there is prostate problem, it is usually really really irritating and inconvenient for the patient as his urinary strategy is directly affected.
The common prostate health issues are prostate infection, enlarged prostate and cancer of the prostate.
Prostate infection, also referred to as prostatitis, is the most common prostate-related condition in men younger than 55 yrs . old. Infections with the prostate are classified into four types – acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic abacterial prostatitis and prosttodynia.
Acute bacterial prostatitis will be the least common coming from all forms of prostate infection. It is due to bacteria found in the large intestines or urinary tract. Patients may feel fever, chills, body aches, back pains and urination problems. This condition is treated by utilizing antibiotics or non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease the swelling.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is often a condition associated with a particular defect inside the gland as well as the persistence presence of bacteria inside the urinary tract. It can be brought on by trauma on the urinary tract or by infections from other parts in the body. A patient may feel testicular pain, lower back pains and urination problems. Although it is uncommon, it is usually treated by removal with the prostate defect as well as making use antibiotics and NSAIDs to treat the redness.
Non-bacterial prostatitis makes up about approximately 90% coming from all prostatitis cases; however, researchers have not to establish the cause of these conditions. Some researchers believe that chronic non-bacterial prostatitis occur as a consequence of unknown infectious agents while other believe intensive exercise and lifting might cause these infections.
Maintaining a Healthy Prostate
To prevent prostate diseases, an effective meals are important. These are some of the steps you can take to keep your prostate healthy.
1. Drink sufficient water. Proper hydration is important for general health and this will also maintain your urinary track clean.
2. Some studies advise that a few ejaculations per week will help to prevent prostate cancer.
3. Eat red meat moderately. It has been shown that consuming greater than four meals of beef every week will increase the risk of prostate diseases and cancer.
4. Maintain a proper diet with cereals, vegetable and fruits to make certain sufficient intake of nutrients needed for prostate health.
The most critical measure to adopt to ensure a healthy prostate is to select regular prostate health screening. If you are forty years old and above, you should choose prostate examination at least one time annually.
February 16, 2018
I always think buying gifts for Mother's Day is harder than for a birthday; there's a little more sentiment behind it. The months and years seem to roll around so quickly these days and each year seems to get a bit harder!
I've actually started a kind of present diary now, I make a note of what I get people (mainly family) so that I can refer back to it; I can also make notes of gift ideas I think of throughout the year. It helps avoid repeating presents too!
With Mothers Day just around the corner, I've put together a list of my favourite gifts for Grandma (or Nanny, Nana, Granny, whichever name you use!).
February 02, 2018
From doughnut walls to abstract masterpieces, wedding cake trends continue to evolve, but what will be big in 2018?
I've got the low-down together with some gorgeous examples to get those creative juices flowing!
January 15, 2018
I don't know about you, but I always feel like a Valentine's gift has to hit the right tone. Somewhere there has to be some kind of meaning or romance to make it worthy of being presented on the day of love!
Well, I've spent hours exploring ideas to fit the bill (and the budget) and assembled my ten favourites here.