Tag: Christmas

Real Wedding – Christmas Time Mistletoe And Wine

25/12/2014 | 3

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Vikki & Michael   ♥   Hertfordshire, England

Photographer:   Bohemian Weddings

 

This wonderful wintertime wedding seemed perfectly fitting for Christmas Day!

 

If you’ve opened your stockings and given out your gifts and you’ve settled down on the sofa with your loved ones to enjoy a glass of bucks fizz before your turkey dinner, this fabulous festive wedding is here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

 

Filled with love, laughter (so much laughter! I don’t think I’ve seen a happier and more beaming bride) and happy ever after, this Christmastime soiree is a December wedding done right, with just the right amount of mistletoe, winter blooms, Christmas decorations and of course wine!

 

Bohemian Weddings:

“When couples choose to have a winter wedding you know it will be pretty special come rain or shine. It’s a very different feel with different light and not to mention weather!”

 

“Vikki & Michael decided to hold their wedding on the 21st December, which meant Christmas trees, decorations, mistletoe and a festive open fire!”

 

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All I Want For Christmas Is You

19/12/2013 | 0

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Love Cushion Cover £22 – The White Company

 

Have you got last minute Christmas shopping still to do? Haven’t we all?!

If there’s a special couple in your life that you need a present for, check out these Christmas gift ideas for newlyweds – perfect for any lovebirds who have just tied the knot.

 

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Mr and Mrs Ceramic Ring Dish £12 – Posh Totty Design Interiors at Not On The High Street

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Champagne Saucers Set of 2 £30 – The White Company

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Personalised Wedding Papercut £28 – Mimi and MAE at Not On The High Street

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Tica Glass Decanter £28 – Habitat

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Kate Spade Two of a Kind Tumbler Set of 2 £32 – John Lewis

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XO Studs £53.04 – BHLDN

Sweethearts’ Fork £17.47 – BHLDN

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Mr and Mrs Mugs £39.95 – Emma Bridgewater

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Mauritius Honeymoon Notebook £20 – Bombus

Bali Honeymoon Notebook £20 – Bombus

 

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Sunday Supper Club – Homemade Mince Pies

14/12/2013 | 0

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One of the best things about Christmas is of course the fabulous festive food that we all know and love (and overindulge with!). If mince pies are your treat of choice, you’ll know that you can really taste the difference when they’re homemade.

Take a little break from your Christmas shopping and fill your home with the salivating smell of festive homemade mince pies.

 

Rachel’s Kitchen:

With December well underway it’s time to get started on the Christmas cooking. Nothing beats a homemade mince pie fresh from the oven, so here is our favourite recipe.

 

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(Almost totally) Homemade Mince Pies

Makes around 20

 

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 200g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and at room temperature
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 jars of the best mincemeat you can get
  • Muffin tins

 

Method

  • For the pastry, blend the flour, butter, sugar and salt together (preferably in a food processor) until the butter is the consistency of sand. Add the egg yolks and pulse in the food processor until the mixture comes together. Tip the pastry out onto a work surface and then wrap it in cling film and store in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes, and at the most for a week.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Knead the pastry a few times, and then roll on a well-floured work surface to 3mm thickness. Cut circles out that are slightly wider than a muffin tin hole, and then ease each one gently into the tin. Cut star shapes for the top of your mince pies out of the remaining pastry.
  • Fill each pastry case with a spoon of mincemeat, then place a star on top and press the edges gently to attach the star to the pastry case.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the pastry is light golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar and return to the oven to glaze for 1 minute, or simply dust with icing sugar.
  • Leave to cool slightly on a wire rack and then serve warm with some mulled wine.

 

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Want to learn how to make more delicious food? Sign up to Rachel’s classes, or for all you brides-to-be book the ultimate hen party experience with Rachel’s Kitchen as a tasty activity for you and your hens to enjoy.

 

Copyright Rachel’s Kitchen 2013

 

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It’s Christmas, All Over The World Tonight

12/12/2013 | 4

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Cath Kidston Little Bird Travel Set £18 – John Lewis

 

“When Santa’s flying in his magic sleigh, Goes all around the world in just a day. From the North Pole to the Southern tip, He makes his trip with gifts to give away. Hear him say, ‘It’s Christmas, all over the world tonight. It’s Christmas, all over the world’.”

 

Looking for the perfect prezzie for jetsetters this Christmas? These wonderful, wanderlust gifts are just the ticket and would make ideal travel companions for any globetrotter.

 

There’s no need to brave the crowded shops for these little beauties as they can all be bought online and delivered direct to your door.

 

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Mini Globe Face Leather Watch In Black £24 – Urban Outfitters

In Transit Camera Close-Up £30 – This Works

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Liberty Print Miniature Suitcase £65 – Liberty 

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Luggage Label £55 – Smythson

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Weekend Wash Bag £45 – Liberty

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Unisex Jetsetter Stowaway £46 – Molton Brown

Travel Candle £22 – Jo Malone

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Manipuri Green World Map Wool-Blend Scarf £105 – Liberty

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Leather Weekend Bag £159 – Zara

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Dear Santa – I’ve Been A Good Girl This Year

09/12/2013 | 2

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Christmas Cracker £30 – Jo Malone

 

‘He’s making a list, Checking it twice, Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice, Santa Clause is coming to town…’

 

With Christmas Day just over two weeks away, if you still have some festive shopping to do for the lovely ladies in your life, check out these gorgeous gifts for ideas. If you need to say thank you to your bridesmaids, or you’re looking for a stocking filler for your best friend, or maybe you need something that says ‘You’re amazing’ for your sister, or you simply want to add these delights to your own wish list from Santa this year, these girlie treats are guaranteed to make someone special smile this Christmas.

 

There’s no need to brave the crowded shops for these little beauties as they can all be bought online and delivered direct to your door.

 

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Orange Chai and Pine Bark Candles £45 each – Diptyque

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Small Claire Aude Print Knot Watch £55 – Liberty

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Philosophy Peppermint Stick 3 in 1 Shower Gel – Harrods

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Pinspot Cami and Trouser PJ £28 – Topshop

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Chanel Le VERNIS Nail Colour £18 – Harrods

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