Galentines day: 25 reasons why I love my besties.

 

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Hooray for Galentines Day! Share this post with your BFFs to let them know they mean the world to you. Female friendship is one of life’s truest gifts – never take it for granted, and be kind always.

Let’s Hygge: When Charlie Met Hannah

When Charlie Met Hannah
Candyfloss Queens

Hello and welcome to another edition of ‘Let’s Hygge’ your complete guide to the most kick ass wedding vendors for the adventurous bride and groom.

Today we are thrilled to bring you our first recommended photography & videography company, When Charlie Met Hannah.

Their highlights reel gave us ALL the feels – as well as a heavy dose of rock and roll and possibly the coolest bridal shoes like, ever.

Oh and there’s candy floss too, so, what else do we need to do to convince you that you should get on board, ’cause these gals are slaying it.

Windswept walks & waterfalls: Engagement photos on the Isle Of Skye

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Hello, hope you’re all having a wonderful week – welcome to our very first pictorial travel post!

Back in November, Ian and I were lucky enough to spend a few days on the truly gorgeous Isle Of Skye – and have some pictures taken while we were there.

Here’s a few highlights from our stay and the places we visited — we’ve linked each section to the relevant website.

We hope this fills you with ideas for potential engagement shoots, elopements, weddings in the wilderness, and of course – Adventure!

Beth & Ian. x

#TimeToTalk : Being Diagnosed & Living with PTSD.

Today is ‘Time To Talk’ day.

A day when people are encouraged to speak out about mental health – in whatever shape or form it might be relevant to them.

And so, it feels fitting that I post this blog today.

It’s the post that has been in my mind, and in my heart for months – if not years, and of course, I am anxious about posting it (but then, I have an anxiety condition, so, what’s new?!)

For many of my friends and acquaintances this post may come as a bit of a shock, for a select few it will be common knowledge, and for those who have continually supported me during my cryptic messages on social media recently – it will probably come as a relief to finally know what the bloody hell I’ve been referring to in less than transparent terms for the last year.

So here we go.

 

Vegan Brunch at Blanche Bakery Cardiff

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Ok Veganuary it’s official, you are spoiling me.

When I decided to take dairy out of my diet for at least one day a week I really wondered how I would find it. But wouldn’t you know it – at exactly the same time as I embarked on this challenge – it seems that South Wales decided to become the vegan capital of the world – fortuitous, no?!

On Saturday, my best friend (who has been a vegan for over a year, and is a constant source of inspiration for me, obvz) and I were embarking on a day trip to find a bridesmaid dress, and I really wanted to treat her to something delicious to eat.

Luckily for us, the dress shop we were visiting in the Cathays area of Cardiff (shout out to all my Cardiff uni alumni!) has a new neighbour.

Blanche Bakery started out as a pop up in 2016 – and by the blessings of the food gods, now has a permanent home on Mackintosh place.

Let’s Hygge: The Roaming Caravan Company

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Hello and welcome to our very first “Let’s Hygge” guest post!

As you’ll see from the ‘about’ section on this website – here at FTLOH we are all about promoting small, ethical and independent companies who have a killer vibe & some kickass worth ethics.

So, as and when the mood takes us – we’re going to be featuring some gorgeous companies & brands who we feel hit the hygge heights – and who we know our audience are totally going to love!

And what a treat we have to kick us off….

Ladies and Gentlemen, may we present – The Roaming Caravan Company.

Scenting your wedding day.

Here on FTLOH we are all about the senses, so today we’re going to talk about how to create a ‘scentscape’ at your wedding.

This might sound like a bit of a hipster term, and granted, it did used to be something employed by only the most high end of wedding planners — but when you think about it, what is more organic, powerful, evocative & memorable than a particular smell? Smell is the only sense that is directly connected to our limbic system (where memory and emotions are managed!) so why wouldn’t you want to embrace this for the most important day of your life?