Tie-ing The Knot

Tie-ing The Knot

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, well-known men's shirt and tie designer Thomas Pink have launched a wedding service offering special privileges to the groom and his ushers. 'Tie the Knot' includes personal shirt monogramming for £10 per letter; a complimentary tie or four pairs of socks for every five shirts purchased, and a collar engraving service with the date of the wedding. Great gifts for ushers! If you really want to go for it you can organise a private 'Tie the Knot' shopping evening, (post-work hours of course) at Thomas Pink Sloane Street or Jermyn Street in London. Great idea for part of a stag 'do - the civilised bit, naturally. This includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot each; a team of personal stylists to advise on shirt/tie combinations; a master class on different ways to tie a tie and bow-tie; tips on how to fold or wear a breast handkerchief, and how to iron a shirt impeccably! Future wives - take note! The evening is £300, limited to 20 people or under.
Call 0207 498 3882 ext 1 leaving full contact details. Tie the Knot Service expries December 31 2011.

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Getting In The Mood

Getting In The Mood

It's officially less than five months until I get married. Gulp. But the good news is... everything is beginning to take a very real and definite shape.

My dress is ordered. My 'colours' chosen. Bridesmaids dresses just waiting for bridesmaids to try them on. The caterer booked (in fact it's our tasting this weekend, I'm salivating already...). The florist is ready for our site visit to finalise ideas in a month's time. The invites... oh, yes I really must order the invites. And my moodboard has well and truly come together.

I've been obsessed with my moodboard since the start with a million printouts of a zillion ideas doing the world's forests serious damage. But now there is a neater and online way to create your scrapbook: Pinterest.com (www.pinterest.com). I'm already hooked.

Just like a regular scrapbook you pull together the images you love from websites, from blogs (yes, I'm still addicted) creating you very own virtual go anywhere moodboard (you can even email it to your florist and other suppliers to explain your vision). And that's before you start browsing other people's wedding boards... Happy pinning!

The Ex-Factor

The Ex-Factor

Is it ever ok to invite your ex to your wedding? In celeb land it seems so with both Kates adding their former loves to the guest list. Miss Moss has given Jefferson Hack, the Dazed and Confused founder who she dated for four years (pictured), a front row seat. He may be the father of eight-year-old Lila Grace but husband-to-be Jamie is said to be less than impressed that the man she might have married will be attending the big day. Miss Middleton has topped up her side of the guest list with Rupert Finch, who she dated before Wills at St Andrews, and Willem Marx a former fling from her sixth form at Marlborough College. Not to be outdone by his future bride, William has invited no less than four exes, including first love Rose Farquhar, summer flames Arabella Musgrave and Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe and love-turned-friend Jecca Craig. 'Can anyone see of any reason...', we shall soon see!