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Wedding Ideas We’ve Loved On The Web This Week

  Ahhhh, Friday already. It’s been a busy week for us, how about you?  We’ve been photographing a whole host of new wedding decor ready to go live in the boutique next week. Plenty of pretty for you lovely brides and grooms. But until then, we have our fab five…

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Le Trousseau new wedding decor photo shoot

We’ve had a busy few weeks here at Le Trousseau Towers, as we’ve been moving premises, planning for next year, tinkering behind the scenes with our lovely boutique and generally taking care of the wedmin. Phew. But in the midst of the filing and packing and spreadsheet swearing (!) we grabbed…

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Wedding Venue of the Week – Parley Manor

Here we are again, smack-bang in the middle of the week! I hope it’s shaping up beautifully for you so far. It’s been a busy one for us here at Le Trousseau, but that hasn’t stopped us listening to your suggestions for new contenders to the Wedding Venue of the…

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Top Ten Things That Make A Wedding Brilliant

Hey all! I’ve been reading broadcast legend and Radio 2 DJ (did he really need that introduction?!) Chris Evans’ autobiography, Memoirs of a Fruitcake over the past week, which is a thoroughly enjoyable book and I heartily recommend. I love a good life story and the ginger disc-jockey has a lot to…

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Wedding Ideas We’ve Loved On The Web This Week

Here we are again, at the tail end of another working week, with all the weekend to look forward to! We’ve found some lovely wedding inspiration on the web just recently, as you can see… Monday We quite often lose ourselves in the pages of Etsy and today was no…

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The ideal age to marry…

Morning! I was interested to receive a press release from YouGov this week, boldly claiming as its headline ‘Majority of British women think before 30 is ‘ideal age’ for marriage’. Needless to say, it got me thinking. According to the study, 53% (so only just a majority) of British women…

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Wedding Venue of the Week – The Old Rectory

It’s officially Hump-Day! One of our favourite days of the week here at LT Towers, as we get to share another fab wedding venue with you… And what a corker we have this Wednesday… Today we’re back in the South East, with The Old Rectory in Hastings, Sussex. Yep, a…

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Wedding photography with Cat Hepple

  So, in the midst of creating inspiration boards for an upcoming Le Trousseau photo shoot, I got to thinking just how important it is to work with the right ‘togs to achieve the images you want for your Big Day. Which led me to think, have you chosen your…

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Wedding Venue of the Week – Middleton Lodge

Our usual Wednesday Wedding Venue of the Week was interrupted by our blog post on President Obama yesterday (I do apologise), as we spotted the perfect opportunity to look at one of the world’s most happily married couples (aaaaw), so without further ado, today I bring you… Middleton Lodge, in…

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True love – Michelle and Barack Obama

Well, happy Wednesday to you! Today, we’ve just had to put our Wedding Venue of The Week on hold (don’t worry, it will be back tomorrow), in favour of doing a happy dance in honour of President Barack Obama! Gosh, the team at LT Towers are so pleased he’s once more…

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Wedding Ideas We’ve Loved On The Web This Week

  It’s Friday! It’s Friday! Time to do your happy dance and settle down with a good cup of coffee for this week’s best wedding ideas on the web… Monday Being a Brighton-based company, we’re hugely inspired by the county we live in, so I was hand-clappingly happy when I…

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How to choose your wedding wines

Today, Mr R offers his advice on selecting the right wedding wines and picking your tipple for the big day… Surely one of the loveliest sounds in the world is the pop of champagne corks on a warm summer’s day, as guests mill about the gardens of a stately home,…

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Wedding Venue of the Week – Blenheim Palace

Whooo! It’s Wednesday. And that can only mean one thing here at LT Towers – time for our Wedding Venue of the Week. Today we’ve chosen the breathtakingly beautiful Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. I’ve not been lucky enough to attend a wedding at Winston Churchill’s birthplace but have visited…

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Wedding Venue of the Week – Taplow House

We’ve a Buckinghamshire-based Wedding Venue of the Week to share with you today – beautifully rural, but a mere stone’s throw from the Big Schmoke, the bright lights of Maidenhead and Heathrow airport; it’s Taplow House. This gorgeous Georgian (!) country house actually lies on the border of Berkshire and…

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Wedding Ideas We’ve Loved On The Web This Week

Good morning all! Can you believe it’s Friday again and time for our weekly round up of wedding ideas we’ve loved on the web over the past five days? Well it is, so let’s jump straight in… Monday What a stupendous find A Stylish Bride is! I came across this fab wedding…

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Wedding Venue of the Week – Loseley Park

Today I have a fantastic Wedding Venue of the Week for you, even if I do say so myself and may be a little biased…Loseley Park in Surrey. It’s special to myself and Mr R as it’s the place we were married three years ago yesterday. And we love it. To…

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For one day only… Flash Sale!

The Love Letter subscribers received a darling little invite this morning ahead of the opening of our very first Flash Sale and have already snapped up some delicious wedding delights for next to nothing. Don’t worry, there are still plenty of tempting trinkets and pieces of pretty to be enjoyed…

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The ‘perfect’ engagement ring

Morning peeps! So, we’ve finally seen it.  Well, we saw it last week actually (or was it the week before?!), but it’s taken until now to be able to talk about it, it’s so gosh-darn enormous, I’ve been fighting to get my breath back… Of course, I speak with reference…

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Top three wedding apps

Well hello, it’s Monday again! I do hope you enjoyed a truly fabulous weekend! To kickstart your new week of wedding planning, we’ve compiled a list of our top three wedding apps for you today. The ones we’ve selected are all free of charge, as we’re more than aware of…

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Wedding ideas we’ve loved on the web this week

Hello lovelies! Here we go again with Le Trousseau’s weekly round up of the best wedding ideas on the web – and there’s rather a lot to talk about! So much so, I’ve struggled to pick just one snippet per day. I hope you like. Monday The Le Trousseau team…

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Le Trousseau nominated for Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards

Well hello there! I do hope you’re well! We’ve some very exciting news for you today, as we’re totally over the moon to report we’ve been nominated in this year’s Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards. Isn’t that just great?! We love Sheerluxe and have happily been a partner of theirs for…

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Our wedding fair survival guide

Little Miss Luxe’s Wedding Fair Survival Guide. Now the season of wedding fairs is upon us it can be quite hard to know where to start – do you go to a small local event held in a medium sized hotel or do you travel to one of our major…

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Chocs away!

Chocs away! Little Miss Luxe celebrates National Chocolate Week (like we need an excuse!) Selecting the perfect favours for your wedding guests can be a tricky ol’ job, though as a newly betrothed lady, it’s one I’m very much looking forward to. Myself and my handsome H2B have numerous ideas…

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A New Year

Here we are, swiftly sashaying through the new year, with January already a third of the way through. It’s been a wonderful beginning to 2011 with the arrival of lots of new pieces, primed to help make your wedding even more picture perfect, some fantastic coverage in the press, an…

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A Right Royal Affair

So it seems rather a lot of people are getting married this year. Me, of course – most importantly – but also Kate Moss and even the lady from the BT adverts! But the bride-to-be on everyone’s lips has to be Kate Middleton. There are less than eight weeks before…

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Seven tips for favours

Often the sheer volume of detail you find yourself involved in when planning every minute aspect of your wedding may feel a little overwhelming. This week, Mr R offers a little assistance when it comes to ideas for wedding table names… If – like myself and Mrs R decided at…

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Planning your wedding by RSVP Wedding Planning and Design

Not so long ago, I introduced the lovely Suzie from RSVP Wedding Planning and Design, who we’re delighted to have onboard this merry bridal ship. What she doesn’t know about this industry and organising and staging a wedding just isn’t worth your time, so we’re pleased she’s part of the…

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Planning your wedding by RSVP Wedding Planning and Design

Not so long ago, I introduced the lovely Suzie from RSVP Wedding Planning and Design, who we’re delighted to have onboard this merry bridal ship. What she doesn’t know about this industry and organising and staging a wedding just isn’t worth your time, so we’re pleased she’s part of the…

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Something Blue Monday

Well it’s the start of the week once more and yet another wet one! We’re desperate for the chance to break out our Havaianas, but for now are making do with puddle jumping in our wellies (every cloud, huh?)! However, we’re cheering ourselves up by plotting and planning and beavering…

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Country Style Wedding Flowers

Today, we’re delighted to welcome our new resident expert to these pretty pastel pages – The lovely Shelley from Ginger Lily. She’ll be on hand every month with her wedding flowers words of wisdom, seasonal suggestions, creative thoughts and general musings. So, without further ado, I give you the lady…

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Wedding Venue Wonderland

Given the work I do and my (borderline unhealthy) obsession with weddings, I’m often quizzed as to the best venues for tying the knot. However, I’ve only married the once (and I’m not ready to trade in Mr R just yet…) and am of an age that most of my…

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Full of Hot Air?

There’s been an awful lot of interest in our gorgeous Grande Balloon this month – it’s huge. In every sense of the word! Its popularity on Pinterest has inspired me to nosy around for some more shots of such latex loveliness, which I’ve collated over on the appropriately (and imaginatively?)…

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Another Week at Weddingland

Well, what a wild couple of weeks it’s been in Weddingland. We’re still getting over the sad news of Tom and Katie’s split (surely the TomKat moniker is too good to go to waste?), but are being kept warm thanks to the recent marriages of Jade Jagger and Dj Adrian…

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Let them eat cake!

The Le Trousseau team have been on the lookout for wedding cake toppers for some time, but despite much research haven’t managed to source quite what we had in mind… Until now! And very pleased we are with our endeavours too! We have three different styles in three different colours,…

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Even more wedding inspiration

We at Le Trousseau have a voracious appetite for pretty much all W Day related media. We subscribe to the gorgeous monthly glossies, pick up the local wedding press, devour the blogs (from a long list of countries that publish in the mother tongue!) and follow an inordinate number of…

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Le Trousseau Style

There’s been lots going on at LT Towers over the past few weeks. And I’m delighted to report that some fab new changes are afoot. We’re always striving to make our lovely website not only look pretty for our customers, but operate more efficiently too – so there’s been much…

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Sharing the Love on Valentines Day

Behind the scenes at Le Trousseau It’s not often we talk about the comings and goings at Le Trousseau Towers but this week being all about love, Elizabeth Raynsford, our Company director shares her latest passion. And for once it’s not wrapped in tissue paper with a Jimmy Choo label……

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Wedding Big Love

We know that planning your wedding isn’t just about finding the man (!), booking the venue, choosing the dress and hunting down the perfect pair of party shoes, it’s about much more. There’s the Save The Date cards, the invites, the decor, the guest list, the table plan, the hair,…

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2012 – A Great year for Weddings

he team at Le Trousseau wish all our readers and customers a fantastic New Year and for those lucky, lucky chaps and ladies tying the knot in 2012, our best wishes. 2012 is sure to be a great year for matrimonial bliss! We are trying to play our part in…

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7 Tips for Choosing Wedding Table names

Often the sheer volume of detail you find yourself involved in when planning every minute aspect of your wedding may feel a little overwhelming. This week, Mr R offers a little assistance when it comes to ideas for wedding table names… If – like myself and Mrs R decided at…

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Wedding Favour Ideas for Men

Bridal magazines and wedding blogs are choc-full of ideas for favours for the ladies attending your Big Day, but what about the gents? Mr R offers some pointers on catering for the males at your wedding reception. As the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once intoned, “The only gift is…

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The Love Letter

Well hello there! In the wake of the royal wedding (wasn’t it lovely?!) we’ve been feeling super inspired. So much so, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new email update service – The Love Letter. A regular page of wedding prettiness, wedding decoration ideas, interviews and offers, delivered…

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A Right Royal Affair

So it seems rather a lot of people are getting married this year. Me, of course – most importantly – but also Kate Moss and even the lady from the BT adverts! But the bride-to-be on everyone’s lips has to be Kate Middleton. There are less than eight weeks before…

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All is Fair in Love and Wedding Fairs

Little Miss Luxe’s Wedding Fair Survival Guide. Now the season of wedding fairs is upon us it can be quite hard to know where to start – do you go to a small local event held in a medium sized hotel or do you travel to one of our major…

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My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding…

My world right now revolves around weddings; I feel like I am eating, sleeping and breathing nuptials but I am aware (just!) that this isn’t the same for everyone. I know that one too many comments on the pros and cons of veil vs bolero and I could come over…

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LML finds THE dress

Hello lovely readers, I hope you are all well and your wedding planning is ticking along nicely. Things have been busy chez Little Miss Luxe over the last few days and I’m not sure where to start with the story! I guess the biggest and best news is that I…

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2011 – it’s the big year and it’s already here!

Hello lovelies, it’s 2011, how on earth did that happen?! I’ve finally become used to not having to prefix every greeting with ‘Did you have a lovely Christmas?’ followed by ‘How was your New Year?’ and am now excitedly coming to terms with the fact that when people ask about our wedding…

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A year to look forward to…

Well hello there! Here we are, swiftly sashaying through the new year, with January already a third of the way through. It’s been a wonderful beginning to 2011 with the arrival of lots of new pieces, primed to help make your wedding even more picture perfect, some fantastic coverage in…

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Little Miss Luxe would like you to do her a favour…

Quite literally! No, please do! For something I originally considered a somewhat small detail of our wedding, favours are very quickly turning into an all-encompassing nightmare (well, maybe not that bad really…) where our nuptials are concerned! I’ve been to my fair share of weddings and I know how much…

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Winter Weddings

With the passing of trick or treaters and the distinct whiff of gunpowder still in the air, I do believe it’s November! Which is probably my favourite time of year; there are still leaves on the trees, in gorgeous golden and red tones and it’s the season of soups, thick…

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Wedding Plans

Little Miss Luxe loves it when a wedding plan comes together… I am marrying a Groomzilla. There is no other way of saying it, so I am just going to put it out there. My beloved has been planning the big proposal for months – he works as a Project…

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Planning a Wedding, a la Little Miss Luxe

Well, finally I can say it. I, LML have been proposed to. And I have, of course, accepted. I’ve been with my partner for almost four years now and suspected a proposal was on the cards after an increased interest in flowers, ring sizes and general fawning over details at…

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Chocs Away!

Chocs away! Little Miss Luxe celebrates National Chocolate Week (like we need an excuse!) Selecting the perfect favours for your wedding guests can be a tricky ol’ job, though as a newly betrothed lady, it’s one I’m very much looking forward to. Myself and my handsome H2B have numerous ideas…

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Little Mrs Luxe?!

Wow! This is one blog post I’m delighted to feature here on Ooh La La… And that’s because it’s about our very own Little Miss Luxe. And we love LML. I am truly over the moon to report that our gorgeous gal became engaged over the weekend, to her handsome…

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Wedding Traditions Explained

This week our resident wedding guru, Little Miss Luxe shares a potted history of her favourite wedding traditions… When planning a wedding, most brides-to-be will have a check-list to work their way through, from choosing the date, the venue and the dress, to the veil, shoes (ooh, the shoes!), flowers…

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Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness – Autumn Weddings

Bonjour my pretties! How are you? Did you enjoy our very brief late Summer on Wednesday? Wasn’t it lovely?!   Now we’re firmly in Autumn (boohiss!) we thought you, our darling readers, might like to go a little bit seasonal, because using seasonal flowers and foods for your wedding is…

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Choosing the perfect honeymoon

Over the past month or so we have been delighted to receive several lovely emails from our readers requesting unusual honeymoon ideas. And so we have some for you! The excitement in the Le Trousseau office was palpable as I enjoyed a rather unique post-wedding holiday myself. Mr R and…

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The icing on the Cupcake!

To celebrate National Cupcake Week, Little Miss Luxe has been chatting to Kate Shirazi, the fabulous founder of cupcake mail order company Cakeadoodledoo and the author of a number of brilliant baking books including Cucpcake Magic, Cookie Magic, Baking Magic and Chocolate Magic. Kate is a lady after our own…

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One bride and one groom bare all about their big day

As your wedding creeps ever closer, it’s only natural for brides (and indeed grooms) to worry about the finer details of the day. Most couples admit to having some rather strange dreams in the run-up to their nuptials, whilst others confess to lying awake at night, nervous about things going…

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Wedding day make-up with Lina Cameron

Little Miss Luxe Meets…Celebrity make-up artist Lina Cameron Celebrity make-up artist Lina Cameron is internationally renowned and has worked with some of the biggest names in the beauty industry including Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Chanel, YSL and Trish McEvoy. With a career spanning more than a decade, Lina has worked…

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What’s in store this week

Well hello there How was your bank holiday weekend? Filled with wedding planning or happily free from such delights? Ours was full of fabulous Le Trousseau related events; ooohing and aaahing over some gorgeous new arrivals, photographing new pieces, planning for autumn and writing up a very exciting interview with…

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Thanks for the memories

This week, Le Trousseau’s guest blogger Little Miss Luxe reflects on those cherished memories from your special day… Planning a wedding can be stressful; in amongst the piles of invites, table plans, torn out pages from wedding magazines and family emails questioning decisions, it’s easy to get caught up in…

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Make your wedding favours work for you

As a bride to be you are likely turning your mind to the issue of favours. Their potential to make guests smile (even more) and carry home a charming keepsake from your special day is pretty much irresistible. They’re the perfect way to share the love. Beyond that, favours are…

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Let’s Talk

Some people don’t like Mondays. But to be honest, apart from Friday (who doesn’t love Friday?!) I think the very first day of the week may just be my favourite. There’s always much to talk about after two days of fun; a new cupcake recipe, finding the perfect shoes to…

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LT Welcomes Little Miss Luxe

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Le Trousseau team – Little Miss Luxe, our weekly guest blogger. She’s a doll! Bonjour lovelies! How are you? Let me introduce myself; I’m Little Miss Luxe, your friendly helpful nuptial nymph, if you will. A queen of baking and…

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How do you like it?

It may be raining across the UK today, but it’s certainly not overcast in Weddingland. The sun always shines here at Le Trousseau . This is especially so at the moment, because we’ve spent a lovely few days chatting to our wonderful customers and checking on your favourite products. We…

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Let us correspond

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of luxury wedding accessories, which means all you lovely betrothed people are one step closer to wedded bliss. It’s been a busy time here at Le Trousseau, but we’ve managed to find the odd five minutes to indulge in our new favourite…

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Well Hello There

And welcome to Le Trousseau – the luxury wedding accessories boutique. Our arrival on the wedding scene comes after some (fabulous) months of hand-picking the most perfect and pretty pieces to make your Big Day a big deal. And we’re delighted with the outcome. Sourced from lands as far-flung as…

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Wedding planning by RSVP Wedding

Not so long ago, I introduced the lovely Suzie from RSVP Wedding Planning and Design, who we’re delighted to have onboard this merry bridal ship. What she doesn’t know about this industry and organising and staging a wedding just isn’t worth your time, so we’re pleased she’s part of the…

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How To Choose The Perfect Honeymoon

Over the past month or so we have been delighted to receive several lovely emails from our readers requesting unusual honeymoon ideas. And so we have some for you! The excitement in the Le Trousseau office was palpable as I enjoyed a rather unique post-wedding holiday myself. Mr R and…

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The Icing On The Cupcake

To celebrate National Cupcake Week, Little Miss Luxe has been chatting to Kate Shirazi, the fabulous founder of cupcake mail order company Cakeadoodledoo and the author of a number of brilliant baking books including Cucpcake Magic, Cookie Magic, Baking Magic and Chocolate Magic. Kate is a lady after our own…

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A Newly-Married Couple’s Wedding Day Advice

As your wedding creeps ever closer, it’s only natural for brides (and indeed grooms) to worry about the finer details of the day. Most couples admit to having some rather strange dreams in the run-up to their nuptials, whilst others confess to lying awake at night, nervous about things going…

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Wedding make-up with Lina Cameron

Little Miss Luxe Meets…Celebrity make-up artist Lina Cameron Celebrity make-up artist Lina Cameron is internationally renowned and has worked with some of the biggest names in the beauty industry including Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Chanel, YSL and Trish McEvoy. With a career spanning more than a decade, Lina has worked…

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Thanks For The Memories

This week, Le Trousseau’s guest blogger Little Miss Luxe reflects on those cherished memories from your wedding day… Planning a wedding can be stressful; in amongst the piles of invites, table plans, torn out pages from wedding magazines and family emails questioning decisions, it’s easy to get caught up in…

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How To Make Your Wedding Favours Work For You

As a bride to be you are likely turning your mind to the issue of favours. Their potential to make guests smile (even more) and carry home a charming keepsake from your special day is pretty much irresistible. They’re the perfect way to share the love. Beyond that, favours are…

Continue reading

Let Us Correspond

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of luxury wedding accessories, which means all you lovely betrothed people are one step closer to wedded bliss. It’s been a busy time here at Le Trousseau, but we’ve managed to find the odd five minutes to indulge in our new favourite…

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Winter weddings

Little Miss Luxe looks at the benefits of having a winter wedding… With the passing of trick or treaters and the distinct whiff of gunpowder still in the air, I do believe it’s November! Which is probably my favourite time of year; there are still leaves on the trees, in…

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The wedding plan comes together

Little Miss Luxe loves it when a wedding plan comes together… I am marrying a Groomzilla. There is no other way of saying it, so I am just going to put it out there. My beloved has been planning the big proposal for months – he works as a Project…

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Wedding traditions explained

This week our resident wedding guru, Little Miss Luxe shares a potted history of her favourite wedding traditions… When planning a wedding, most brides-to-be will have a check-list to work their way through, from choosing the date, the venue and the dress, to the veil, shoes (ooh, the shoes!), flowers…

Continue reading

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

My world right now revolves around weddings; I feel like I am eating, sleeping and breathing nuptials but I am aware (just!) that this isn’t the same for everyone. I know that one too many comments on the pros and cons of veil vs bolero and I could come over…

Continue reading

LML finds the dress

Hello lovely readers, I hope you are all well and your wedding planning is ticking along nicely. Things have been busy chez Little Miss Luxe over the last few days and I’m not sure where to start with the story! I guess the biggest and best news is that I…

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A year to look forward to… 2011

Well hello there! Here we are, swiftly sashaying our way into the new year. It’s been a wonderful beginning to 2011 with the arrival of lots of new pieces, primed to help make your wedding even more picture perfect, some fantastic coverage in the press, an exciting new line-up of guest bloggers and site developments set…

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