Hello 2016!

So, we are already one week into this brand new shiny year!  It’s dark and wet but I have another 358 days to get creative, design lots of new stationery for gorgeous couples, lose weight, and above all to be happy!

I am very lucky as the couples I meet on a daily basis are all very very happy!  Planning THE most perfect day of their lives!

Me, I’ll have succeeded in remaining married for 20 whole years this May!

I’m still not quite sure how I’ve managed it as I don’t have any secrets or advice to share with you!

Ok so I am going to share my resolution here!  I’ve decided to get healthy so have started a brand new diet that has only officially been launched today although I’ve been following it since Monday!  It’s the Sirt diet – and you know what… I really kind of like it!

It’s based on eating Sirtian rich foods – so I am officially Sirting!

These foods are very good for you and boost the metabolism, mine has been trashed after 30 years of fad diets, so I really do need all the help I can get!  Sirt rich foods include dark chocolate and red wine so I won’t be doing a dry January!

Along with the chocolate I can eat garlic, chilli, turmeric, ginger, kale, olives and olive oil, celery, turmeric, dates, green tea, black coffee, walnuts, parsley and rocket to name but a few!

Already I feel lighter and have stopped snacking and eating whilst cooking!  The recipes are very tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed my rare fillet steak with garlic kale, red wine sauce and parsley roasted potatoes!

It doesn’t really sound like a diet does it!

So, along with many of my beautiful brides I will be focusing on inner beauty, health from within and if I shed some weight and look younger, who’s complaining!

Message me if you are Sirting too!

Have an amazing year

Love Emma!


Single Friends

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Traditional Top Table Etiquette

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To Send or Not to Send…

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He asked and you said Yes! That’s the easy bit done but it also means that in that split second reply you have also begun planning and organising your wedding. Wedding etiquette still is and probably always will be a … Continue reading

Tidy Your Room!

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Timelines – What I need to know about YOU!

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So What is Vintage Cut?

     New for 2015 is The Vintage Cut Engagement Ring!


They are everywhere I look right now and I flipping love them!


Any cut of diamond can look vintage!


The stones in these rings are any cut really! From cushion to round, or emerald to oval! What makes them for me is the choice of precious metal and the Pave setting!erstwhile_jewelry_vintage_engagement_ring-7926

Pave settings are made up of lots of small gemstones, often diamonds, set closely together. angelina-jolie-engagement-ring-emerald-cut-diamond-engagement-rings-vintage-ken%2Bdana.original

The gems are separated and held in place by little beads of the setting metal. The result is what looks like a continuous surface of diamonds or other gems.


I love a Pave setting!


Not only are they gorgeous but I believe you get a lot more sparkle for your money!