More Than One

OK OK. I hold my hands up to you all and say I’m sorry it’s been a while. I truly am. I’m not entirely sure how exactly it is that we’re in APRIL already, but I’m thrilled that Spring is firmly with us in all it’s happy, flowery, sunshiney, beer-garden-beckoning glory. Are you all having […]

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Miss Vix - hehehe!!! thanks lovely! xx

Mrs M - Awwww look at little Sparrow!!!
So excited for you both xxx

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Valentine’s Make & Do with Mrs M

So I’m back with another crafty post! I’m going for a little Valentine’s inspiration, but don’t let that put you off – I think these simple projects could be adapted to suit any wedding theme or colour! Gorgeous peeps, I give you the woollen valentine wreath & matching pom-pom garland….. What do you think? Want […]

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The one brimming with hearts

Hey lovely peeps…. How are we all doing? Coping with these dreary, cold days?! Well I have something to brighten up your day…..a little Valentine’s themed post!! Well it is the big day this Friday! Sadly this post doesn’t have any crafty how-tos (fear not, I will be back with some very soon) but is […]

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Gosia - Pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the brightly coloured hearts theme. Rustic boring:)) All you need is love, love is all you need ha ha xxx

Jen - Oh my…. that heart ceiling! Such a lovely happy set of images – thanks Mrs M! xx

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City Chic or Cool Country? The Wimbledon Wedding Show….

  One of the biggest challenges couples face when planning their wedding is event styling; romantic and classic, uber modern, retro, country or themed?  Every couple aspires to having a memorable day filled with love and prettiness. A lot of the day’s enjoyment starts with planning a wedding couples and guests will enjoy on the […]

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Mel Wilde Photography - Inspired layout for images which capture the talent of some real gems at the Wimbledon wedding show. Thanks Miss Vix xx love [MEL WILDE PHOTOGRAPHY] xx

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The one where I stole his shirt….

x This is a bit bold and brave today but here goes….! Have any of you done or ever thought about doing a boudoir shoot, either for yourself or as a present or surprise for your partner? I know more photographers are starting to offer it now, for example I have seen some tasteful, gorgeous […]

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Kate smith - You are one foxy lady! These photos are beautiful! Marathon man is very lucky indeed! Xx

Jen - Check you out, sexy lady! These are so gorgeous. I’d never even considered a shoot like this, but those photos are incredible, and you make it sound like the experience was a really empowering one. I might give it a go one day!! xx

Mairi LS - BLIMEY! Foxy and brave lady. I shall advise the husband (mine, not yours) not to read this one however!!

x x x

Rebecca - Erm…..WOW!
Look at you!!!
Absolutely stunning – I bet Marathon Man was a little bit pleased with these! ;-) xx

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The one with three & a half dresses, tears & twirly whirling

Thrilled this morning to hand you back over to our fabulous Real Bride Jen, if you want a refresher you can read her first post here. Right now it’s time to grab a cuppa and settle in for The One about the DRESS! whoop! “Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all doing well now the nights […]

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Hannah - A lovely story that I imagine so many brides will connect with! I wish I had tried on more dresses but hey ho its one day and when I ask Jon (hubby) what my dress looked like he says ‘it was white’….that’s literally all he can remember but when I ask what he remembers of the day it’s happiness…so as Jen says don’t get bogged down by the dress, just enjoy & have fun! xx

Jen - @rebecca I know! I am such a numpty. It all worked out all right in the end though! xx

Rebecca - Awwww the dress!!!!
What a story! Still can’t believe how many dresses you ended up buying!!! Ooops! haha

So glad you finally found THE dress for you. And how lovely that Miss Vix was there to help you find it! :-)
xx

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So Friday was pretty awesome…

Truly it was. I hightailed it up to a gorgeous little village called Long Crendon for a course run by Buggyfit founder Emma Redding, to join their team and learn how to teach pre and post natal beauties all things in the world of fitness! As we don’t have any little ones yet, I first […]

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Miss Vix - I know I’m excited! I intend to start running classes by March in Crystal Palace, Dulwich and Herne Hill xx

Catherine Lloyd-Evans - Great thing to be doing! Well done on getting qualified. Where are you based Victoria? I’ll do a post on FB for you x

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Sneak de la peek – Amanda & David

Morning lovelies! Did we all have a brilliant weekend? After spending the day in Oxford for training (which I’ll tell you all about very soon) Friday night was spent celebrating our lovely friend Annie’s birthday (one of my hardworking PT clients) in the Devonshire pub in Balham. Suspiciously quiet pub for a late Friday night, […]

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The One With the Tall Trees and the Love

I ruddy LOVE a good engagement shoot me. Capturing a couple in the midst of planning the best day of their lives, all the excitement and love just squishes out onto the page. I mean LOOK at this happy face! So I’m thrilled to start today off with a love-filled woodland adventure from Mel Wilde […]

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Sneak de la peek – Amanda & David » Show me the Pretty - […] the wooded wonderland engagement shoot in Boxhill last week? Well here is a teeny preview of their gorgeous wedding day with photography by […]

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The One with the Shoes in the Chandelier….II

Did you catch part 1 yesterday?? If not time to check it out now, as we’re back with a bang for the second instalment of Sam and Chris’ rather FABULOUS wedding day at the stunning Le Manoir in Oxfordshire. With more gorgeous images from the lovely Emma Russell Photography ….warning, this post may make you hungry… […]

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Rebecca - WOW…a five course dinner……sounds simply divine!
Am quite jealous of this venue, think I may need to persuade the boy that he needs to take me there for dinner soon!!! ;-)

Huge congrats guys xx

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The One with the Shoes in the Chandelier…

Now I know that this one has been a long while in coming, so lets start this new year off with some glorious spring sunshine at the May wedding of Chris & Sam at the incredibly fabulous Le Manoir, with photography by the uber talented Emma Russell. There is some serious classic glam coming your […]

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The One with the Shoes in the Chandelier….II » Show me the Pretty - […] you catch part 1 yesterday?? If not time to check it out now, as we’re back with a bang for the second […]

Emma Russell Photography - Rebecca, I have contacted the bride and the clutch bag was from Phase Eight from about 4 years ago. x

Miss Vix - I KNOW!!! don’t know where its from, so lush though!

Rebecca - THAT clutch bag……I need!!!
Looking forward to part 2 :-) xx

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I am an instant gratification monkey (and other ramblings)…I’m back baby

Happy 2014!! I’m going to fill this lovely new rambling to you all with my favourite images from our Mayday wedding (to remind me how AWESOME 2013 was!), all photographs by Naomi Kenton…. OK OK So I know I’m probably last on the happy new year bandwagon, but it does take me a few days […]

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Miss Vix - this year WILL be our year! haha!

Miss Vix - ahh thanks lovely! Good to have a new start! monkeys are naughty :-)

Rebecca - Happy New Year Lovely! :-)
Looking forward to exciting Show me the Pretty times in 2014
And loving looking over your pictures again, such a beautiful day xxx

ps, the Instant gratification monkey is my arch nemesis – he usually wins but this year I will defeat him!

Jen - What a fab post – and welcome back! I too have made a resolution this year to banish that darn monkey and to get stuck in to some more creative projects that make my brain and my heart happy. Really looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store on these pretty pages… xx

Miss Vix - Should also add that when I started to write this piece the monkey distracted me by telling me I needed to clean the laptop first!

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Sneak de la Peek – Chris & Sam

Oh it’s PRETTY. Pretty pretty PRETTY. Mother will like this one. A LOT. Today for you LUCKY lovelies is a teeny peekety peek at what’s coming next week on these pretty pages……a wedding (obvs) at LE MANOIR no less. Yes. I had a sharp intake of breath when this fell into my inbox. There are […]

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The One with the Shoes in the Chandelier… » Show me the Pretty - […] in coming, so lets start this new year off with some glorious spring sunshine at the May wedding of Chris & Sam at the incredibly fabulous Le Manoir, with photography by the uber talented Emma Russell. There is […]

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Kelly & Dan – Pretty in Pink II

  Morning!! Handing you back over the the stunning bride Kelly again today, for part two of their special day. With more fabulous photography by Jason Mark Harris…. I am SO very impressed with Kelly’s incredible Nan for doing all those flowers!…and got to say, these some of the most impressive groom pictures I’ve seen, […]

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Kelly & Dan – Pretty in Pink

Howdy my pretties. Mmmmm caaaaaaake…..{distracted} ….OK a little while ago I shared a sneak peek of a day full with hot pink fun and a rather acrobatic groom…today I’m back (baby) to whisk you all back into Danny and Kelly’s lovely day…..along with a RATHER gorgeous engagement story! With photography by the brilliant Jason Mark […]

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Make & Do with Mrs M!

Hello you gorgeous lot! I’m going to whisk you into the safe hands of the gorgeous Becca right now, with some delicious afternoon treats…. Hey lovely peeps….it was Children in Need and once again I was frantically whipping up some treats for the office cake sale, when it dawns on me….’these would make fab treats […]

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Mrs M! - Thanks girlies!
You should definitely give them a try :-)
And @Stef – they are not hard at all, I promise!
xxx

Stef - Wow! These are so amazing!! I am certainly going to give these a go, they look a bit beyond my skills but you make it sound do able! :)

Jen - Definitely giving those peppermint creams a try. Yum! Thanks Mrs M xx

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Tiny Toes and Giant Smiles

Hello lovelies We’ve had a quiet couple of days here at Pretty Central….coming to terms with the changing seasons, sniffles and maybe even a moany grump or too! BUT it’s a new day. It’s a bright crispy day in London town come to that, and what could complement it better than the full gorgeous posting […]

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Wendy Grant Photography - Thank you so much for featuring my photography :)

Newborn Photographer Northamptonshire ~ Sonny » Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer | Wendy Grant Photography - […] to put my camera away! These are a few of my favourites . . . and a big thank you to Victoria at Show Me The Pretty blog for featuring Sonny’s […]

Rebecca - Awwwww this is toooo cute
Am loving the little sister’s pigtails! Adorable!
xxx

Catherine Lloyd-Evans - Beautiful! The dad & baby ones are always absolute killers aren’t they?!
Lovely photos, I’m sure they’ll cherish those forever.

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Handmade Napkins

  Wonderful photography courtesy of Naomi Kenton   Clever Virginia made an incredible amount of gorgeous handmade napkins for our guests. Soft pretty floral and polka dot fabrics, these are washable cottons and will look stunning and unique at any event. Please contact us for hire or bespoke requests – napkin fabrics could be sourced to […]

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chwilowki - Itˇ¦s in point of fact a great and useful piece of info. I am glad that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca - Awww love these – just co cute :-) think I need some just because! ;-) xx

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Pretty Planning – Budgeting

Happy Friday lovelies I’d like to share a post today by Jenny Creno from The Insider as she shares her thoughts on all things planning! “Soon after couples announce their engagement, planning the wedding becomes one of the first financial obstacles that the couple has to overcome together. The best thing to do is to learn […]

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Inspiration Station ~ Divine Dorich House

What a week of treats this is turning out to be! I’m pleased as punch to share with you today a stunning shoot by Mel Wilde Photography at Dorich House. Handing over to the fabulous Mel now to tell you all about it… “Dorich House is a fascinating wedding venue. Set back from Kingston Vale, […]

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Vanessa - I loved this shoot,great team,such history and wonderful images :)

Rebecca - Those sliding doors…….I die!
Love the styling but even more in love with the venue :-)
Looking forward to part 2 xx

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Sneak de la Peek – Kelly & Dan

Good Morning lovelies! Brand new sneak de la peekette today shared by photographer Jason Mark Harris. Featuring probably the most acrobatic groom I’ve ever seen on these pretty pages (actually, scrap that, EVER!) and some gorgeous sweet pink colour pops, can’t wait to show you the full story of Kelly & Dan’s wedding day…coming soon. […]

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Kelly & Dan – Pretty in Pink » Show me the Pretty - […] a little while ago I shared a sneak peek of a day full with hot pink fun and a rather acrobatic groom…today I’m back (baby) to whisk you all back into Danny and […]

Rebecca - @Jen – haha! just seen your comment after posting mine!! Great minds… ;-) x

Rebecca - erm….WOW!
Look at him sommersault!
Looking forward to seeing the rest of this wedding :-)

Jen - Err… wow! Those images are amazing. How insanely acrobatic and awesome – can’t wait to see more from this wedding!

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Sneak de la Peek – Sonny New Chapters…

Good Morning lovelies, How was your weekend? At least it’s a beautiful sunny start to the week, definitely a hint of winter in the air this morning…ballet pumps were not my best choice! Cold feet! This morning I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of some amazing photography coming soon by Wendy Grant, […]

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Miss Vix - Thanks for sharing such a stunning shoot! Can’t wait to show off more, you’ve such an incredible talent for capturing these moments xx

Wendy - Really excited to be working with you and congratulations on becoming a Godmother to Joseph! xx

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Jam-Packed with Love ~ Nina & Tom II

Handing back to Nina today for Part Two of their wedding adventures…with more beautiful photography by Jenna Carpenter…Happy Friday folks! The serious bit The ceremony was at The Villa and although it was a renewal it was still done my Lancashire Council.  One of Tom’s close Army friends played the piano (including me down the […]

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Jam-packed with Love ~ Nina & Tom

Good Morning lovelies! Excited to share with you all this morning the gorgeous day of Nina & Tom, with photography by Jenna Carpenter… What I LOVE ~  Those balloons!!! ~  Nina’s perfect dress story and going with your instincts ~  Boys in Uniform ~  The readings ~  Whirlwind romances and biscuit love ~  Cake cake […]

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Tablescape Creations

Not sure if you want a wedding planner or stylist? Know you need to source some hire items but not sure what? Why not let us put together a beautiful tablescape package just for your special day….from mismatched vintage crockery, handmade napkins, crystal and china vases, teapots and jugs to showcase some pretty stunning florals, […]

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Project Health – Wake Me Well

Good Morning to a “breezy” Monday! As I finished last week launching into my new chapter of Pretty Fit discussions, and given the change of our clocks this weekend (mmmm extra sleepy Sunday morning) I thought it was appropriate to tell you about the positive changes I introduced to our routine last week. After reading […]

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Pretty Fit Fridays

 Hello lovelies, bit of a Friday personal post for you today… I have been reading a book lately called “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. I’m not all the way through yet but it’s definitely a thought provoking read, even if you don’t agree with everything that she says it challenges you to have a […]

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Project Health – Wake Me Well » Show me the Pretty - […] I finished last week launching into my new chapter of Pretty Fit discussions, and given the change of our clocks this weekend (mmmm extra sleepy Sunday morning) I thought it […]

Rebecca - Oooooo….thanks for the tip – have just bought this for a friend who is about to leave her job to embark on a 5 month travelling trip ‘to work out what she wants to do when she is a grown up’!!
this should help with the long flight to San Fran! :-)

I think my problem is I want to solve all my issues all at once and if I can’t then get disheartened. Or want to be able to do everything ever!!
Right, better go – got some lines to learn, a bake off night to bake for and a few blog posts to write……..haha! See what I mean! :-D xx

Romilly GIbbs - What a lovely inspiring story for a Friday! I have also been reading a book about making small changes: Revive: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again. Small steps are the best!

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