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Hanson & Hopewell Partner Spotlight: Meet Bluebird Creative

Every month at Hanson & Hopewell, we highlight one of the independent businesses we love and this month we’ve chosen Bluebird Creative, a luxury wedding and event planning company, based with us in leafy Surrey. We met Lauren, one half of Bluebird back in August and we fell in love with both her and her wedding planning business instantly. Lauren just has that natural ability to both inspire with amazing ideas and her styled photoshoots have been published in the likes of Love my Dress and Whimiscal Wonderland Weddings too. She also one the most organised people we’ve ever met and has the best little black book in town, the perfect wedding planning combo to ensure your wedding day is an unforgettable experience.

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A Hanson & Hopewell Spotlight: Lizzie - Bride-to-be

As the eternal single girls, living together in our heavenly ‘boy free’ bachelorette pad, my dear friend Lizzie and I didn’t think the day we chat wedding plans would ever come! We were far from crying over Bridget Jones and planning our future cattery business, it’s fair to say, we were really enjoying single life. Little did we know though that three years later, I would be married, and Lizzie would soon be walking down the aisle too – and all thanks to tinder! On this week’s #BridesmaidBible entry we chat to the gorgeous Bride-to-be Lizzie for a real account of all things wedding planning - a Hanson & Hopewell spotlight on the Bride-to-be.

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The 5 must have cocktails for your 2017 wedding

You might have already realised that here at H&H, we’re slightly cocktail obsessed. And for us a wedding is not a wedding without a signature cocktail on offer. Once you’ve planned and organised the reception, the dress and the table plan – it’s time to work the detail, so don’t let the bar become an afterthought! At Hopewell’s summer French destination wedding, we both had lychee martinis and rum jungles to rehydrate the team in style, whilst Hanson entertained with mulled wine and lumumbas at her Christmas festivities (whilst also sharing her passion for gin with gin bottles as table settings).  We couldn’t let the summer pass without sharing our favourite must have cocktail recipes for your 2017 wedding. We’ve certainly enjoyed the research. It’s a hard job eh!

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Wedding anniversary: Throwback to 2014

It’s been three years since I tied the knot and the time has completely flown by in a glorious summer haze. When a wedding anniversary comes around it allows us to pause, reflect and relive those wonderful wedding memories, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share some information about our wedding day – to help those newly engaged brides wondering how to start wedding planning, to provide some inspiration to brides on the lead up to their wedding or perhaps quite simply to allow me to reminisce about what a fantastic weekend we had with all our favourite friends and family! Let’s throwback to June 21st 2014.

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Hanson & Hopewell Partner Spotlight: Meet Shropshire Petals

Every month at Hanson & Hopewell, we highlight one of the independent businesses we feature in our luxury bride-to-be gift boxes. This month, we’ve chosen Shropshire Petals, who grow the most stunning natural petal confetti, wheat sheaves and dried flowers which are all handpicked from their farm in the rolling fields of Shropshire. We’ve both used Shropshire Petals for both our weddings so we couldn’t wait to feature their confetti pops in our bride-to-be gift boxes. Here’s Ashley and Emma to tell you a bit more…

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How to choose the perfect bridesmaids dresses

Selecting the right bridesmaid dresses for your bridal party doesn’t have to be the challenge everyone makes it out to be. Everyone has stories about the nightmare bridesmaid who won’t wear a certain style or colour, but choosing your bridesmaids is a whole other story. Whether you want to pick your bridesmaids dresses yourself or provide a dress guide for your maids to pick their own, the overall goal is that their dresses complement your wedding style so that you can look back on the pictures with absolute pleasure. Here are our top tips to ensure you nail your bridal party look.

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Honeymoon Inspiration: Cambodia Part 2

Our private transfer from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh took around four hours and cost just $40. Rather coincidentally we continued the rose theme and stayed at the La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa located on the Norodom Blvd, it was good value and well-placed for our 48-hour visit. 

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Luxury wedding gifts for the bride

Of all the gift buying occasions, an upcoming wedding for one your favourite friends or family members can be one of the hardest to get right. A luxury wedding gift to help your bride remember her day forever and one that will stand out amongst a host of others could be a challenge. Here at Hanson & Hopewell, we’re all about finding the best luxury wedding gifts from independent businesses to make your lives just that little bit easier, so take inspiration from these unique suggestions to make your wedding season a gifting success.

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Honeymoon Inspiration: Cambodia Part 1

From the moment we landed in Bangkok, I’ve been itching to write about our honeymoon. Two months later, I’m finally getting round to it! There’s something about landing back on British soil that immediately turns off the wanderlust-inspired travel writer that I’m always convinced I’ll become after every trip! But I had to write about our honeymoon adventure to Cambodia. Never before have I felt like the word ‘adventure’ was so fitting, from chic city living to floating river lodges, as newlyweds, the hubby and I, had the time of lives!

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How to choose your bridesmaids

How to choose your bridesmaids - from the moment you said ‘yes,’ a whole lot of questions and requests start to flood in.  What style of wedding are you having? Have you decided themes and colours yet? What kind of venue are you looking for? Who are your bridesmaids? I’m a bridesmaid right? So many questions!

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