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Wedding Flower Hotlist

As we break into spring/summer we see a new range of flowers creeping back into shops and into weddings.  The most notable is the peony rose.  A popular favourite among summer weddings each year is the peony rose, with most varieties only becoming available in May, such as ‘Angel cheeks’ which is only available from May until August.   The peony is a very delicate rose which is highly favoured among brides for its delicate beauty and their wide range of pink blush tones.

A popular theme within wedding flowers at the moment is cottage garden.  This theme has grown increasingly popular over the past couple of years particularly through Pinterest which showcases many images and ideas of country garden themed weddings.  The use of twine and bark has become popular too with many brides opting for the more natural beauty within their venue decoration and the flowers fit well into this theme.  The likes of spray roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, ranunculus and scabiosa all help to create a very natural and rustic look, with limonium, astilbe and bouvardia adding a delicate filler of colour.

A quirky way to display some of these around the venue is to have little bunches in milk bottle wrapped with twine, or perhaps jam jars wrapped in bark.  Even just an assortment of little jars and pots placed sporadically around a venue.  Flowers really help to liven up a venue and make a room feel more exciting and more romantic, (provided you aren’t suffering with hay fever of course!).

Something else to consider is flowers to great the guests as they enter, an archway can be costly but a lovely idea for this could include flowers and foliage from your very own garden! A floral arch could be created from eucalyptus, ivy and fern with things like honeysuckle and stock put in to add bursts of colour and a beautiful scent.  This creates a lovely romantic feel and creates a wow factor for guests as they arrive, and a very fairy-tale look is added to the wedding.

The bride’s bouquet is the most important part of the whole wedding flower package with it being in every photograph.  This is where the peony roses are most commonly spotted.  They are a great focal flower and look beautiful mixed in with some other roses and fillers such as astilbe or bouvardia.  The bridal bouquet should be big on impact and most importantly, should make the bride smile!

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About a year ago I shared a story about the beginning of my struggle with chronic migraines, well now as I lie in bed with full body muscle pain I feel compelled to write again.

  Just last week the doctor pushed my tablet dosage up to the maximum amount allowed. So much infact that he’s never given it to a patient in one dose so it’s split between morning and night! The first few days I felt fantastic, even spent the first day on this rearranging all the furniture in my room. But this week things have gone a little downhill, the exhaustion i’ve been suffering the last few months has returned and an ache has settled all over me. I’m being tested for a few things but most of the ache and tiredness can be linked to the tablets i’m currently on. 

I don’t always suffer with the headache type pain of a migraine but recently what i’ve been experiencing is the dizziness and ache associated with a migraine, what some people don’t realise is you can have a migraine without the headache, its a whole rush of symptoms. At this point, nearing the end of my university degree, I had hoped to be migraine free, but the next step for me will be a daith piercing! 

I’ve heard many people have it done and have all said it’s been successful in atleast reducing their migraines, next time I’m around belfast i’ll be going for it and hopefully it’ll work!

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Todays Drink

Went with a mix of Spinach, Banana, Cucumber and bootea vanilla shake today all mixed with milk! More veg than fruit giving a healthy green colour and hopefully lessening the sugar content in the drink! The ingredients in the picture are exactly what went in to the nutribullet and then I just add milk, whatever amount appears appropriate! 
    

   

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The nicest smoothie this morning! 

A banana, handfull of blueberries, half a dozen leaves of spinach, a small amount of bootea vanilla shake and filled up with milk! Made a lovely creamy shake with a hint of vanilla! And it made enough for another glass with lunch! 

  Bottle of water first though ofcourse to kickstart your body!

Bad Neighbors 2

Saw it on friday, honestly such a funny film! If you like the first one you will for sure love this! Laugh out loud funny! Such a well written and acted film, really good laugh provided you like the inappropriate! Would thoroughly recommend 

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Rocky Horror Live!

About a month ago i went to see Rocky Horror live in the Grand Opera House in belfast! Was a bit unsure as it’s hard to beat the original cast obviously, but I have to say everyone involved was fantastic!! Well worth going to see if you enjoy the film or maybe if not! I took a friend who’d never seen it and she laughed as much as me! Great fun night out! Very crude and very funny!

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The Sublime art of Religious Iconography

   
    
    
 So heres the start of my dissertation final year project. Not sure if all these or any of these will be used but I like them. 

I’m studying the sublime and the destruction of religious iconography so i’m seeking to create a range of photographs which create a feeling of unease and disgust.