Due to popular demand, Cornish skincare brand Organic Trevarno have created a range of beautiful miniature sized products for their new Wedding Favour collection. The samples in the picture below are here on my desk and are free to a good home – head over to the English Wedding Blog Facebook page for your chance to win!

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Wedding favours from Organic Trevarno

All hand-made in the heart of the Cornish countryside with entirely natural and organic ingredients, these mini treats are a great way of thanking guests for being part of your special day and are packaged in a range of bright colours to coordinate with your wedding design.

Choose from cute miniature versions of their handmade soaps, flower and herb infused bath salts, dinky tubs of olive and almond hand cream or their luxurious selection of bath & body oils in brightly coloured bottles. Simple and stylish, these chemical free British-made bath treats will delight and pamper your guests whilst being kind to the planet.


It’s competition time! Rainbow Club have a fantastic prize for you, in association with Sandals resorts. Fancy winning a honeymoon, anyone? Then here’s how you can enter! You were going to buy shoes or accessories from the very lovely Rainbow Club anyway, right?!

Win the honeymoon of a lifetime with Rainbow Club!

It’s not every day you get the chance to win the honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of since you were little but thanks to the lovely folks at Rainbow Club this dream may be about to become a reality!
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They’re offering their customers the chance to win a 14 night stay in the very wonderful Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa. The prize includes an all inclusive stay in the resort in one of their deluxe rooms which of course comes complete with a king sized bed. And because they don’t want you to worry about anything past travel insurance, they’re also throwing in a pair of return flights for the lucky couple too. Pretty great huh?

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Morning everyone! Competition time to brighten your Tuesday – who’d like to win my very own copy of Wedding Cupcakes by Joanna Farrow? It’s up for grabs, all you need to do is answer a very simple question and a winner will be picked at random next week.

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Win my copy of Wedding Cupcakes - the book by Joanna Farrow

Despite my misadventures from the day I killed wedding cupcakes, this book comes highly recommended for any couple considering DIY cupcakes for their wedding. There might be a tiny bit of icing sugar on the pages (not much; I ate most of it) but there’s no gin on there, I promise 🙂

To win your copy, answer this simple question in the comments form below. A winner will be picked from the correct answers at random. You must provide a valid email address and check it next week to see if you’ve won!

Win Wedding Cupcakes by Joanna Farrow

Which of these are you most likely to find at a wedding?


The very beautiful Vicky and Matt won their wedding day at a Yorkshire wedding fair. They hadn’t planned to get married so quickly, but couldn’t turn down such an amazing opportunity and changed all their plans to bring the wedding forward to November 2011.

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Wedding photographer Richard Wynn-Davies got in touch to tell me their story. He explained, “the organisers [of a regional UK wedding show] promoted a competition dubbed “The Royal Wedding” where they asked for wedding suppliers from each main category to provide their services to one couple for free in return for tons of great PR. We decided to put ourselves forward as the photographers. The winners were Vicky & Matt, an adorable couple.


Please note this wedding invitation competition has now closed. Leonie announced the winners on facebook – congratulations Estella and Helen!

Please do view the beautiful designs below – and get in touch with Leonie if you’re looking for luxury wedding invitations of your own. Explore my list of the best 20 vintage wedding invitations for more inspiration!

Wedding invitation suites from Leonie Gordon London (4)Leonie Gordon offers a boutique-style service creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and stationery. All of Leonie Gordon’s invitations are thoughtfully designed to create a beautiful impression and are custom created and lovingly finished by hand especially for you.

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Wedding invitation suites from Leonie Gordon London (2)This is my favourite wedding invitation from Leonie Gordon London’s collection. (There are many more – and they’re all beautifully designed) The pink printed design looks like a chandelier and the crystals and buckle clasp are so exquisitely elegant.

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Win wedding invitations: The Prize

3 x lucky brides get the chance to have custom designed Wedding Invitation Suites by Leonie Gordon London to include up to 100 Invitations, Reply Card & Information Cards designed for free, all they pay for is the cost of printing and materials starting from £200.00.


I don’t think there’s anything better than a handcrafted, professionally and traditionally bound book. Soft papers, meticulous stitching, tantalisingly touchable covers and bindings… and the moment you open the cover page of a gorgeous journal, sit with a new pen and nibble the end while you decide what your first word will be… bliss.

Competition now closed

Limited edition handmade wedding notebooks by Virginia McArdle

Do you love paper in a slightly worrying way too? Then you’ll adore this latest competition on the English Wedding blog.

Handmade wedding albums and notebooks

Virginia McArdle is a bookbinder making handmade bespoke albums for wedding, honeymoon and guests using both vintage and modern papers, leather and suede.

She has made a series of limited edition ‘Wedding list’ notebooks, sold in sets of two: one for the bride and one (perhaps optimistically? you tell us!) for the groom. You can win a set of your very own by answering the question at the end of this blog post!