Friday, 26 April 2013

Beautiful Boutique Feature - Divine Domestication

Something For The Boys!

Finally, we got a lil' sumin sumin for the fellas! Bow ties!

Amanda, owner and creator of Divine Domestication,was once an attorney, now she's a stay at home mum with three little boys, who still manages to be creative and crafty and run her cute Etsy shop! 

She loves sewing and making beautiful items for her family and home. All of her items are made with love in Minnesota. And she's got some seriously cute items for sale!

Here is a small selection of my favorite bow ties from her store!

Click on any of the images above to go straight to her site.

Amanda also does custom orders and traditional neckties -  and I've ordered something special for Ross for our big day! She makes suspenders and cufflinks too! Love them all :)

Thanks Amanda!

L x

Check out Amanda's blog here!

Monday, 15 April 2013

Always dreamed of getting married in a castle?

This could be your dream come true!

Narrow Water Castle is a truly magical and romantic venue for a wedding.

Originally built in 1816, by Thomas Duff, a well known architect, it is the
 home of the Hall family who have lived at Narrow Water since 1670. The
 estate extends to over 700 acres, and is a beautiful setting, overlooking
 Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains.

There are various options available for weddings:

Wedding Cermonies

The Great Hall or Vaulted Cellars can be used for wedding ceremonies
 prior to your reception. This wood panelled room is a beautiful place in
 which to exchange your wedding vows. The variety of rooms on offer makes
 this a truly spectacular and unique wedding venue.

Weddings in the Castle

The Castle can accommodate wedding receptions for up to 120 people
 in The Great Hall or The Vaulted Cellars. You may use some of the grand
 living rooms upstairs for photographic purposes; as the Hall family live in
 the castle, the living rooms can only be used at previously agreed times.

Marquee Weddings


A marquee can be erected in the gardens to accommodate larger
 weddings, from 100 – 300 people. This option provides you with the same
 level of quality food and service, while allowing you to have more of a say
 in the layout etc, as marquees can be customised to suit individual tastes
 and preferences.

So if you want your real life 'princess moment' , contact Narrow Water Castle 02837552548, or
 visit their website!

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Just got these little beauties in the post from The Petite Package!

Thanks Monica, they are just gorgeous!! :D

Friday, 5 April 2013

Newly-wed's and bride-to-be's Q & A's!

So I have an idea...

 I know I have quite a few chums out there who have married recently - and a lot who are recently engaged or planning their weddings, I think it would be really great to write a couple of blog posts on what great insights and advice you newlyweds may have - do's don't, wish I had's and wish I hadn’ts! As well as a post on any questions any brides (or grooms) to be might have.

If you would be interested just let me know! All I would need is one or two lines from you, you can remain anonymous if you like - just think how much it will help all those planning their big day (including me) to have some realistic, honest advice!

I'm asking for advice from newly-weds and happily-married's first, so if you have some wisdom to share just comment below or post on our facebook page! You can even email or private message me if you want to stay anonymous.

Looking forward to some great advice! L xx