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Our Top Ten Ideas for Making a Great Proposal

Our Top Ten Ideas for Making a Great Proposal | British wedding blog - Bride and TonicWith it being Valentine’s Day today we thought we would bring you a Top Ten all about the proposal, as it is such a popular date to get engaged! For anyone thinking of proposing we have found a whole host of ideas to suit anyone. Just remember to really think about your partner’s personality before taking the leap – if they are shy and not into PDAs then it’s probably best to propose away from any crowds or people, whereas an extrovert might lap up all the joyful attention!

Above image by India Earl via Green Wedding Shoes

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Real Brides || Kristen + Ricardo The Engagement

This week we get to meet real bride Kristen and her fiancé Ricardo. This South Africa duo have recently started a new adventure in Spain and are getting married in Mauritius next year. Here in Kristen’s own words is their love story to date……

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Being An Ethical Bride: Sustainable Stationery

Being An Ethical Bride: Sustainable Stationery | British wedding blog - Bride and Tonic

This month’s Ethical Bride post is all about the wedding stationery. I have always had a soft spot for anything stationery related – from those early days deciding which pencil case to go back to school with, to funky uni notepad days and even now I have to get my pretty paper diary fix! So when planning my own wedding I was in stationery heaven. We decided to make our own invitations to save costs and also to try and be a bit more sustainable as we knew where all of our recycled paper, card and envelopes came from and we also wanted to get crafty! But even if handmade isn’t for you, we have plenty of ideas to help you on your way to finding sustainable wedding stationery.

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Styled Shoot || Vanity Fair Inspired Whimsical Shoot

Styled Shoot // Vanity Fair Inspired Whimsical Shoot | British wedding blog - Bride and TonicToday’s whimsical beauty of a shoot comes from the fantastic ladies at Braid and Bloom. Photographer Rebecca Searle and a star studded band of fabulous wedding suppliers have created the most dreamy images – you will definitely want your couple shots to be in heathland after seeing these babies! The shoot was inspired by eccentric English aristocracy with a ‘Vanity Fair’ inspired editorial feel and exaggerated flower crowns. Oh yes those flower crowns – just you wait!! We found out more from Braid and Bloom…

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Real Brides || Holly + Daniel The Engagement – A Continental Affair

Real Brides || Holly + Daniel The Engagement - A Continental Affair

Today’s real bride is an extra special one for ourselves as we have known this fabulous gal for over 13 years since we were wee little University babies! Introducing the wonderful Holly and her beau Daniel. Holly and Daniel are getting married next summer in Berlin – er hello super cool wedding!! Holly is here to share her words of wisdom and her adventures as an expat planning a wedding within less than a year, but first let’s hear that proposal story! …

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Honeymoon Spotlight // Portugal Road Tripping

Honeymoon Spotlight // Portugal Road Tripping - British wedding blog | Bride and TonicWord on the street is that Portugal is “the” place to be at the moment! From beautiful beaches and turquoise lagoons, to mountain tops and vineyards surrounded by orchards, plus some of the hippest cities to be seen in right now, Portugal really does have it all. For those after a semi-adventurous honeymoon with all the luxuries of a traditional honeymoon then why not try Portugal for a road tripping good old moon?!

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Real Brides || Erin + Dave The Engagement

We are excited to announce a new feature on Bride and Tonic – REAL BRIDES – oh yes! We have teamed up with some likeminded brides to be to take us through their wedding planning journey. From the engagement, to the big day and of course the important honeymoon plus all the bits in between! Our REAL BRIDES will be sharing with you the highs and lows of their wedding planning and we promise that there will be some emotional outpourings and some heart felt moments along the way so make sure you keep coming back to check in on how they are doing.

Our first real bride is Erin all the way from Canada who is marrying her best friend Dave. Keep reading to hear all about Dave’s romantic proposal and why the number 1111 is so important to Erin…

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