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29 - Feb - 2012

The Proposal- Leap Year

Well today is the day that some of the women around the world bend down on one knee to propose to the man of their dreams. The tradition started in 1288 when Queen Margaret of Scotland decreed that women could propose on February 29th each leap year.  
The stats show that 9% of proposals are from women and of that 80% of men would accept. Not sure I would be that brave! If you are good luck. I wonder how the ladies who are going to propose are going to do it.
2012 is going to be a very special year, especially for those of us living in the UK, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and also the Olympic and Paralympics Games this year
TRUE romantics might wait to show affection on Valentine’s Day but this year, we’re in a Leap Year. It could hold even further appeal for girls wanting to truly take charge of their relationships.
If your significant other has been dragging his feet, making excuses or changing the subject, take charge and pop the question on February 29th, a date that comes only once every four years.
How will you pop the question? Let us know
check out these videos for inspiration 
Here’s a few tips when planning your proposal 


How will you pop the question? Let us know
Chat soon, 
J
09 - Feb - 2012

A Valentine’s Day Wedding


Valentine’s Day is one and the same with romance and if you’ve chosen this day to marry, you must exude love and romance. Set the stage for your Valentine’s wedding with a tantalizing theme of soft love.
The location for your Valentine’s wedding must provide the feeling of intimacy, a good choice may be a country inn, bed & breakfast or winery.
It does not need to be small, but will ideally provide nooks, alcoves and romantic “hideaways” for guests to rekindle their own romantic flames. Candles and lots of them, soft lighting, comfy sofas for guests to relax in will all set the stage. A romantic country inn, bed & breakfast or winery are all great choices.
On the other hand if your aiming more for a dramatic look full of lusciousness and sexiness, try scouting for castles and historical mansions.
Red is the obvious and dramatic color of Valentine’s romance – the traditional color of the heart. You can play on this color without being limited to the bright red of Hallmark Valentines. Deep burgundies and maroons are just as romantic.
You can also choose a different color scheme for your flowers, bridal party attire and décor. Deep colors tend to be more dramatic like shimmering gold and rich ivories.
Valentine’s Wedding Attire

For your gown, think about what feels romantic to you.  Whether you have a dramatic satin or velvet dress with a plunging neckline, or a tight bodice with a tremendous skirt, always dress to capture the essence of the mood.
For the groom, a traditional black tuxedo with a red rose boutonniere or a deep red tie is dashing. Or a more 1940’s twist may be up your alley.
Floral designer Joe Massie and his Valentine’s Day flower dress really caught our eye!
Valentine’s Wedding Decorations
Candles, candles and more candles!!!!!!!!!!  Candelabras will also help set the mood. Any lighting should be low, and fabrics should be soft and light.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Chat soon
J