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Are you Demanding too Much From your Wedding Guests?

Are you Demanding too Much From your Wedding Guests?

When Wedding Invitations Go Bad – are you Demanding too Much From your Wedding Guests? It has long been acknowledged, and is very well-documented (thanks, Reddit), that brides often have huge, sometimes unrealistic, expectations of their bridesmaids. Everything from being asked to lose weight to fit their dresses, to planning elaborate, extravagant bridal showers, hens […]

Wedding Planning Lies We Tell Ourselves

Wedding Planning Lies We Tell Ourselves

In all my years experience helping brides plan their weddings, and the comments and messages I receive from confused brides-to-be, I’ve seen my fair share of wedding planning myths, fallacies and downright lies! Whether well-meaning or budget-saving (or advertiser-serving), bad wedding planning advice can lead you astray and add unnecessary stress. To assist, I’ve debunked the most common […]

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Skye Ross: Third Trimester and Glowing!

When I found out I was pregnant, my mind raced, and it wasn’t long before I was thinking about Skye. Having announced her pregnancy just a month before I found discovered mine, I calmed myself in knowing I had a friend in this journey. I couldn’t wait to tell Skye, and surprised her with my […]

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Pregnancy Emotions: Hormones, Mood Swings, and Why am I crying?

Until I realised that the emotional rollercoaster I was on was probably something to do with pregnancy, I actually started to think I’d gone mad. I can honestly say, until the onset of pregnancy hormones, I have never in my life: cried in the car when a song reminds me of a sad movie felt […]

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Skincare while Pregnant? Botox, Peels, Retinol and more…

I was counting on the radiant pregnancy glow… I was even prepared for the stretch marks, but it turns out that pregnancy changes much much more about your skin (and skincare) than I’d ever considered. Thankfully, the day I found out I was pregnant, I was actually booked for a facial, so my pregnancy skincare […]

Bad Beauty Habits to Break Before your Big Day

We all have bad habits. Whether it’s biting your nails when we’re stressed or snacking on sweets at 3pm, you’re only human, and bad habits can be really hard to break. However, when it comes to your wedding, there are a few bad beauty habits that need to be kicked to the curb, and there’s nothing […]

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Christina Dellar: 39 weeks with Baby #2 and Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Mamas to be, the incredible Christina Dellar will soon be a mother of two who has battled severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum throughout both her pregnancies. Her pregnancy stories are inspiring, and her first birth story helped me realise just how little control we have over our births – you really do have to just trust and ‘go […]

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Starting a pregnancy journal! Ideas, Prompts & Best Pregnancy Diaries

When I found out I was pregnant, it was honestly  only a matter of hours until I was starting a pregnancy journal! To put that in perspective a little, I had to wait two whole days for my husband to come home from overseas before I could even tell him, so I was avoiding my […]

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My Pregnancy Journal: First Trimester Fears

First Trimester Fears: Pregnancy Anxiety   I’m not really a ‘worry about the future’ kinda person. That old saying ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’ is the complete antithesis to my conviction – this baffles and infuriates my sister to no end. I think it’s probably because nothing in my life has ever actually gone […]

What foods should you eat when pregnant?

What foods should you eat when pregnant? Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth – your baby will be growing from a sesame seed to an avocado, and even melon, in a matter of months! As a result, pregnant women need increased amounts of many essential nutrients, including protein, folate and iron. A diet full of […]

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