Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Elegantly Funky Opening Day - Saturday 4th December

Elegantly Funky invites you...

For Mince Pies and Mulled Wine When Baby it's Cold Outside...

Opening Day

Join us this Saturday for our special opening offers to include:

Prize draw for all brides to win their WEDDING VENUE DRESSING!
10% off chair covers
Ideas and tips on wedding tradition
Candy buffet tags & bags with all on the day candy buffet bookings
Heavenly sweedish massage, reiki and hopi ear treatments
FREE wedding Postbox hire with all on the day bookings

10am Saturday 4th December 2010

6 Atherton Street
New Brighton
CH45 2NY


Saturday, 27 November 2010

SAMPLE SALE: Belles Bridal Boutique Sunday 5th December 2010

Belles Bridal Boutique (http://www.bellesbridalboutique.co.uk/) is holding a one day sample sale on Sunday 5 December 2010 from 9am-6pm selling a selection of beautiful, unworn samples from Ritva Westenius, Alessandra R, Kate Sherford, Manu Garcia and Amanday Wyatt at a greatly reduced price. Also on sale will be a selection of bridesmaid and prom dresses and shoes. No appointment is necessary – just come along, see the dress of your dreams and we’ll provide the mince pies to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Belles Bridal Boutique is located in Suite 20, The Hahnemann Building, 42 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BZ. Tel. 0151 708 1996

Monday, 15 November 2010

Inspiring Mood Boards - Chic Beach Wedding

A couple of weekends ago, I attended the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners UKAWP two day course in Cheadle House, Cheadle.  I was in my element - 14 hours of non-stop wedding chatter with like minded wedding obsessed ladies!  I had a fabulous time, met some very inspiring ladies and really learnt a lot.

The UKAWP promote professionalism in the wedding industry.  I was lucky enough to meet one of their directors, the fabulous Kelly Chandler of The Bespoke Wedding Company, who was our tutor for the two days.  Assisting her on day two was the gorgeous Erika Unbehaun of Flutterfly Events

Day two set us the task of meeting with a potential bride at a mock consultation to discuss the day of her dreams.  In my case, a Chic Beach Cornish Wedding for June 2011!  It was great fun to get into character and plan a sophisticated, lavish affair.

So, here's a sneak peak of my proposal - my Chic Beach Mood Board.  Roll on June 2011!!!

Top L- R Clockwise

Beachside wedding, Orchid stationery (http://www.yourweddingdays.com/) Swarovski flip flop, Beach Bride/Bridesmaids (www.polhawnfort.com/weddings), Macaroon favours, Fire Spinners, Rose Moet, Orchid bouquet, Monique Lhuillier 2011, 5 tier orchid cake, peach Christian Louboutin shoe and clutch

Saturday, 13 November 2010

I 'Ewe'! What To Buy The Winter Bride Who Has Everything...

Love From Australia Cupid Bow Just Married Cupid Sheepskin Boots

"How gorgeous are these Love From Australia Boots. Soft Ivory sheepskin cupid bow boots with braid ties on the side. At the back in Silver embroidery is JUST MARRIED. Perfect for the honeymoon or perfect as a wedding gift".


With special thanks to Hannah Mitchell for spying these beauties!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Through Ellen's Eyes - A Celebration of John Lennon's Life

John Lennon Tribute Season

The John Lennon Tribute Season will be a two-month cultural programme of events in Liverpool, which will celebrate the life of John Lennon.
From October 9 - which would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, to 9 December - the day after the 30th anniversary of his assassination; organisations in Liverpool will join forces to host a series of live music, film, poetry and art events which are estimated to bring tens of thousands of additional tourists to the city.

Dedicated to my Mum xxx


Mum was cleaning in the kitchen

She smashed a plate in disbelief

Wiped the suds onto her dressing gown

And ran upstairs to share her grief.

The radio broke it to him

Dad already knew

I didn’t feel their pain that day

For I was barely two.

Can forty lines of poetry

Condense forty iconic years?

And celebrate a legend,

A legend to his peers.

John Winston Ono Lennon

Requires no introduction

Musician, peace activist, artist

No manufactured production.

Her ‘Favourite Beatle’ my Mum says.

‘Loved him’, she quietly sighs.

“The words were almost irrelevant”

To the crystal memories in her eyes.

I listen to regaled anecdotes

‘Beatle mania’ in Liverpool.

Front page of the Echo

Mum pictured ‘sagging’ Sacred Heart School.

To welcome home her heroes

A Castle Street homecoming joy

‘It was worth the reprimand’

To see her Nowhere Boy.

I begin to realise her honour

To be part of this privileged history.

‘Chapman was a madman,

The world’s eighth mystery’.

A Mersey pride has grown inside

And I truly appreciate

The landmarks our friends flock to

Penny Lane, Mendips, Strawberry Fields gate.

But most of all I’ll remain grateful

For many years to come

To see history through different eyes,

….Ellen’s eyes, not Mum.
Adding a Touch of Magic to Your Special Occasion....Telling Your Beautiful Story in Rhyme