April Showers

April Showers 

Rain is one of the biggest worries for brides-to-be. Although it’s an old wives’ tale that rain on your wedding day means good luck, waking up to drizzle and stormy skies can make any bride feel far from lucky. As Alanis Morissette once sang, “It’s like rain on your wedding day”, but there are plenty of ways to prepare for a wet wedding, and some cool ideas too! While it’s something you can’t control, what you can control are your plans to make the very best of a wet-weather day. Take a look at our top tips for dealing with wet weather on your big day and reasons why your potentially rainy day will be an amazing one.

1. Wellies- there is nothing cooler than a bride in some pretty welly boots giving a festival chic vibe.
2. Umbrellas- lots of different or matching coloured umbrellas that will look fun in your wedding photos.
3. Warm Comfort Food- we all know that food is one of the best parts of any wedding! With dreary weather, you and your guests can indulge in some delicious hot stews, roasts or even serve hot chocolate! Who wants a salad anyway?!
4. Photographs- rainy weather usually makes for better pictures. Soft clouds rather than blazing sunshine and harsh shadows and how fun to add in extra props such as wellies and umbrellas into your wedding album!
5. Rainbows- You could see one! How lucky and magical would that be on your wedding day, especially if your photographer is able to capture it.
6. Essentials- don’t forget to pack your hairdryer, make-up (especially the waterproof mascara!) and hairspray so you can touch up if you do happen to get caught in the downpour!
7. Flowers- Your beautiful wedding day blooms are less likely to wilt in the rain. Win!

I made some beautiful colourful wedding balloons for a wedding shoot recently and it just so happened to rain. It didn’t dampen the mood though (excuse the pun) and just take a look at these awesome pictures and video below.

You really can’t predict the weather, so why stress and worry about it? Just remember what really matters on your wedding day. It’s not going to be a disaster if everything doesn’t go completely to plan and you do end up with rain on your wedding day. This is about the two of you sharing your big day with friends and family, and not even a downpour can ruin that!

Until next time,

Helen
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With thanks to

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Photography @sarahbrookesphotography www.sarahbrookesphotography.com
Flower Crown + Bouquet @floralflowersandfoliage
Flower Hoops @rosehipbespoke
Bridal Wear @woburn_bridal
HMUA @bellesbeautymua
Car @cambridgeweddingcars
Balloons @creativedecorations
Umbrellas @hertsvintagechina
Models @iheartvantime @jackswarner
Shoot Assistant @sarahsymmonds_
Alpacas: Winterfel Alpacas

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday – Time to Think Outside of the (Chocolate) Box!

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and for a lot of us, it’s hard to think of something that really says “thank you” to our mothers. Below, we have created a short summary on everything you need to know about Mother’s Day to give you a helping hand.

When is Mother’s Day?
Mothering Sunday is a day to honour and spoil your mother, step-mother, grandmother or carer and show them how much they are appreciated.

What’s the History behind Mother’s Day in the UK?
Mothering Sunday is believed to have evolved from the 16th century practice of visiting one’s mother church each year. Every Sunday, churchgoers used to worship their nearest parish, known as a daughter church. It was considered important for people to return to their home or ‘mother’ church once a year, so each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their ‘mother’ church – the main church or cathedral of the area.
This also became a time for families to reunite. It is believed that the tradition of children picking flowers along the way to take home led to the tradition of giving presents to mums.
This has now evolved into a whole day of appreciation for mothers all around the UK.

Traditional Mother’s Day Gifts
Before we get on to our alternatives, what are the traditional Mother’s Day gifts?
1. Flowers. By far the most popular gift. Usually spring flowers such as Daffodils, Tulips and Crocuses.
2. Perfume. A bottle of Ma’s fav fragrance is always a hit.
3. Chocolates. Always a staple; just a standard box of your mum’s fav choccies!
4. Lunch. Taking your mum out for some food is one of the most common things to do on Mother’s Day, with restaurants packed to the rafters and booked up months in advance!

Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box
If, like us, you think flowers are boring and have become the “vanilla” gift for Mother’s Day, then check out our alternative Mother’s Day gift suggestions:

1. Sweet Tree. Unlike flowers that last a week (if you’re lucky!), why not buy a sweet tree! “What’s a sweet tree?” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a collection of goodies in the shape of a tree, designed to satisfy every mother’s sweet tooth (and we ALL have one!) and… it will last!
2. Personalised Balloons. We’re not talking normal, run of the mill balloons. We’re talking big, colourful, personalised balloons!
3. Chocolate Bouquets. All your mums favourite chocolates put together, much better than just a normal box of chocolates.

If you want to show those awesome ladies in your life that you really care, why not opt for one of our alternative gifts. They won’t disappoint and I’m sure any one receiving them will be thankful that you thought of something different.

Do you know someone who would be interested in our choice of Mother’s Day goodies? Please feel free to share our article and let others enjoy. For more information on our products & services, please call us on 01582 513745 or email info@creativedecorations.co.uk

Until next time,

Helen

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