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Luxury Airport Lounge Review – No.1 Gatwick with BookFHR.com

02/07/2015 |

No.1 Gatwick Airport Lounge Review


When you’re getting married abroad it’s a good idea to get to the airport early! This will ensure that you’re feeling stress-free and you won’t be rushing around last minute as having more luggage to juggle than normal might mean that it takes you longer to get to check in and move around the airport.


A nice peaceful sit down with a chilled glass of champagne and a bite to eat would be the perfect start to your incredible destination wedding journey wouldn’t it? But where would you find this calming corner when you’re jetting off from one of the UK’s busy airports and will there definitely be some free seats and ones where you can park your wedding dress, suit bag and extra hand luggage next to you without being knocked by hoards of passing travellers?


If you want to kick start your destination wedding, honeymoon or upcoming holiday in a relaxing way with a little extra luxury thrown in for good measure then you should visit BookFHR.com and pre-book a visit to one of the UK’s stylish airport lounges.


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Tried And Tested – Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum Review

17/10/2013 |

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Avene – Soothing Hydrating Serum



Autumn is officially here and with it comes more time spent indoors, the central heating cranked up to the max (or is that just me?) and when we are outside the wind, rain and cold, bitterly bites at our sensitive skin. I’m not painting a pretty picture am I? Come back summer! All of this can lead to dehydrated, flaky skin and us reaching for a rich moisturiser that can simply be too much.

Having heard down the beauty grapevine that adding a simple serum step into your routine (after cleansing and before moisturising), can be the way forward to sooth and keep skin hydrated at this time of year, I decided to hunt down the perfect product.

I have long been a lover of Avene skincare; a French brand whose products are rich in Avene Thermal Spring Water that has been clinically proven to be naturally soothing, anti-irritating and anti-free radical (perfect for us sensitive souls) and so decided to give the Avene Soothing Hydrating Serum a try.

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Real Bride Review – Joseph Pessar Photography – New York City

03/10/2013 |

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New York City wedding photographer:

Joseph Pessar Photography


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Real bride review:

“Where do we start with Joe! If we had to sum him up in one word it would be ‘fun’. He made our day so exciting and memorable.”


“We met Joe at The Plaza Hotel before our ceremony and he went through our ideas for the photo tour and told us what would realistically work and what wouldn’t. Joe knew that our brief was to capture a special day in New York City and he certainly did that. Throughout the day Joe’s visionary was incredible and he had us doing things we never thought we would be doing on our wedding day.”


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Real Bride Review – PhotoFactory – Bali

12/09/2013 |

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Bali wedding photographer:

PhotoFactory Bali


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Real bride review:

“As soon as we looked at Bali PhotoFactory’s digital portfolio on their website, we were head over heels in love with the natural way their photography team had captured other destination weddings.”

“Long before we had narrowed down a venue for our destination wedding, we began to research wedding photographers in Bali – we had a lot of people who couldn’t make it to our overseas wedding, so we wanted to make sure that our wedding was able to be captured for our family and friends at home, as well as for preserving our own memories of the day.”


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Champagne Afternoon Tea Review – The Ritz Hotel, London

17/07/2013 |



Having never entered the doors of this landmark hotel before, I was really intrigued to have a peek inside the London institution that is The Ritz Hotel and of course I was rather excited about all of the tasty teatime treats that awaited us too.


My husband and I had received ‘Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two’ as a gift from his very kind and generous brother and our sister-in-law. We decided to save the experience and indulge on our first wedding anniversary, which of course made the occasion even more memorable.


Dressing up in our best outfits (smart attire is a must) really added to the feeling that we were headed somewhere special. We arrived (I tottered – heels and the Underground are not a good combo for me) at Green Park tube station which is directly adjacent to The Ritz.




Open for over 100 years, The Ritz is one of the world’s most famous hotels. It does not fail to disappoint its visitors by serving up some quintessentially British old school charm, coupled with copious amounts of classic grandeur. Greeted by doormen looking positively regal in their royal blue top hats and tails, we swung through the iconic revolving door and into the elegant lobby.


We were guided to our table in the center of the opulent Palm Court where afternoon tea is served. The resident pianist Ian Gomes aided in creating a buzzy ambience as he performed classical favourites, as did the room full of guests, I suspect there is never an empty seat at any of the afternoon tea sittings.


The decor is decadent; miniature palms in pretty pots decorate the entrance, spectacular chandeliers hang from the domed ceiling over impressive floral centerpieces and the walls are delicately decorated in gold and pastel pink.

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Real Bride Review – Apsara Resort And Villa – Thailand

08/07/2013 |


Thailand wedding venue:

Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villa – Khao Lak



Real bride review:

“We first went to Thailand in 2010 when we went travelling around Asia. We absolutely fell in love with the place and knew that if we got married this would be the place to do it!”



Image: Top & Second Row: Apsara Beachfront Resort and Villa


“We decided to get married in May 2012 and started planning a ‘typical’ British wedding however it just didn’t feel right and in October 2012 we decided that we wanted to get married in Thailand with a few special friends and family.”


“When we were travelling we had never been to Khao Lak, however we had heard that it was meant to be beautiful so we started to look for hotels in this area. We found Apsara and it looked idyllic – on the beach, secluded and hardly any people around! We knew that this was the place and started to arrange it with the hotel.”





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