Picture of a Remembrance Day Poppy by Yarwood-White

Yarwood-White Poppies

Thursday 11th November is Remembrance Day, and special services will be held at churches and war memorials all over the UK on the 14th November (Remembrance Sunday) to remember all the men and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Picture of a Remembrance Day Poppy by Yarwood-White
Remembrance Day Poppy by Yarwood-White

As we all know, it is a custom to wear poppies in the weeks leading up to and on Remembrance Day, with the money raised from the sale of these poppies going towards providing help and support to serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants.

As well as the traditional paper poppies, you can also show your support to this fantastic cause by wearing other variations, such as these stunning poppies from Yarwood-White.

In recent years Yarwood-White has designed poppies worn by the judges and contestants on The X Factor, in honour of Remembrance Day, The Poppy Appeal and The Royal British Legion.  After the huge popularity of the poppies they decided to sell them online, with £5 from every poppy sold donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Picture of Sharon Osbourne Wearing a Yarwood-White Poppy on The X Factor Picture of Cheryl Cole Wearing a Yarwood-White Poppy on The X Factor

Each of the stunning satin ribbon poppies has a dark velvet centre piece and pressed glass bead centre.  They would make a great accessory to a wedding day outfit, whether pinned to a lapel, bag or ponytail, or they can be worn on a bracelet as a wrist corsage, a style inspired by Dannii Minogue.  Groomsmen could wear them as their buttonholes instead of a traditional flower.

Yarwood-White also offer a bespoke service, where you can customise your poppy into a one of a kind design.

To find out more about these beautiful poppies visit the Yarwood-White website.

You can find out more about the Poppy Appeal on The Royal British Legion website.

L'Artisan du Chocolat 'O' Collection

Chocolates from L’Artisan du Chocolat

We get a lot of products sent to us to sample and review, including a lot of chocolates, cakes and yummy edible products (it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it). We were recently sent some of the most amazing chocolates that we have ever tasted from L’Artisan du Chocolat.

The chocolates we sampled were their wedding collection, which will make the perfect wedding favours with prices starting at £2.

The L’Artisan du Chocolat wedding collection has three options:

Mini Monogram Box

L'Artisan du Chocolat Truffles

The Mini Monogram Box is a sliding box containing three beautiful pearl balls, each with a mouth watering filling. Much thought has gone into these amazing chocolates. Inspired by South Sea Pearls®, which are the rarest and most luxurious pearls in the world, L’Artisan du Chocolat have created the finest dark and milk ganaches covered with a thin layer of white chocolate and pearlescent silver and gold colours.

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Energy Necklace - Yarwood-White Enchanted Garden Collection

The New Enchanted Garden Collection from Yarwood-White

What an exciting time it is for Yarwood-White at the moment!  Not only have they moved to a beautiful new studio, they have also been commended in the Sheerluxe Awards (more about that in a moment) and have just announced the release of their brand new “Enchanted Garden” collection.

The Enchanted Garden is a collection of limited edition neckpieces.  Each one is made from a variery of natural beads, gemstones, glass, wood and crystals.

Truth Necklace - Yarwood-White Enchanted Garden Collection Humour Necklace - Yarwood-White Enchanted Garden Collection

Dream Necklace - Yarwood-White Enchanted Garden Collection Energy Necklace - Yarwood-White Enchanted Garden Collection

The designs were inspired by the beauty of a forgotten walled garden, and the plants that flourished there.  The garden is a peaceful place to reflect, and the materials used in each necklace are renowned for the positive feelings they evoke.

Yarwood-White were also thrilled to have been commended in the Bridal Jewellery category at the recent Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards.

The Awards recognise the very best in luxury shopping websites, and the competition was very stiff, with LK Bennett, Myla and ASOS also receiving commendations.  Yarwood-White stockist Luella’s Boudoir was the runner up in the Best Wedding Accessories category.  Well done to everyone for their awards.

The Bently Cocktail Kit from Cocktail Crush

Cocktail Kits From Cocktail Crush

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Bring Some Fizz to Your Wedding Celebrations with Cocktail Crush…

So the day of your hen party is here and you want to celebrate in style. The girls are coming over to get ready for your big night out, what better way to start the celebrations than by having cocktails?

Cocktail Crush this week sent us one of their cocktail packs which are a fabulous idea. Cocktail Crush cocktail packs are an amazing way to produce bar quality cocktails at home (or anywhere else) without the need for copious bottles of spirits being purchased first. These packs contain the ingredients to make four cocktails and come in a wide variety of sets including all the traditional cocktails, from the Cosmopolitan to the Mojito.

The Bently Cocktail Kit from Cocktail Crush

We tried The Bentley and the kits contains:

1 x 50ml Cognac
1 x 50ml Peach Liqueur
1 x 250ml Passion fruit Juice
1 x 200ml Cava
Measurer and Stirrer
Detailed Instructions

The Bentley cocktail pack is £14.99 but the Cocktail Crush packs start from £11.99 and all packs make four servings. Imagine the fun you will have making your own cocktails with the girls to start your hen party celebrations.

We have to say The Bentley cocktail is sophisticated, indulgent and would be the perfect start (middle or end!) to all wedding celebrations. So whether you want to start your hen (or stag) party celebrations in style or indulge your guests with cocktails as arrival drinks, The Bentley is the one for you.

To find out more about Cocktail Crush fabulous range, visit www.cocktailcrush.co.uk

Making Cocktails

Red Heart Sugar Cubes from Cox and Cox

Sugar Hearts From Cox & Cox

We recently featured our ‘Heart’ wedding mood board on The Wedding Community blog, and whilst searching for fabulous heart products to feature we came across these extremely cute sugar hearts from Cox & Cox and decided we must let you all know about them.

Brown Sugar Heart from Cox and Cox

Picture sitting at your wedding breakfast after everyone has finished their food, waiting in much anticipation for the coffee to be served. Can you imagine the look on people’s faces when their coffee is served with these cute little brown sugar hearts perched on the rim of each cup?

As soon as we saw these we fell in love with them. They are so sweet (pardon the pun) that everyone will love them, even if they don’t take sugar in their coffee!

Red Heart Sugar Cubes from Cox and Cox

Not only do Cox & Cox sell these brown sugar hearts but they also have little white cubes with pink and red hearts on which are just as pretty and will be perfect with those who opt for tea instead of coffee. These could be placed on the side of each saucer or simply displayed in a dish on the table.

The brown sugar hearts are £24 for a box of 64 and the white heart sugar cubes are £12 for 30 cubes.  They are the perfect accompaniment to every cup and saucer. We love them and we are sure you will too.

Visit the Cox & Cox website