August 22, 2017

Here are five of my favourite places for adventurous English roses to check out for their reception or wedding night.

August 14, 2017

Something Borrowed has been a staple of Dorset's bridal planning for over five years now, and in that time there have been highs and, well...not so highs. Now we're going to offer a little 'behind the scenes' insight in to what goes in to each issue and who does what.

F...

August 14, 2017

This isn't a soapbox blog. I'm not here to wax lyrical about how buying from a supplier is the be all and end all, but what I am here to do is put the DIY trend to the test.

The DIY phenomenon began about six years ago, when weddings really started to move out of the...

July 4, 2016

For some brides it's all about the dress; and choosing 'the one' can be a hard task when there are so many styles, lengths, colours and fits. For our contemporary, romantic wedding shoot at the beautiful Italian Villa in Dorset, we chose three very different dresses, a...

June 6, 2016

Ok, so it wasn't an actual wedding, it was our styled shoot at The Italian Villa, in Canford Cliffs, Poole but we took inspiration from the venue's namesake - Italy. In this series of blog posts, we'll share images, ideas and the suppliers responsible for creating such...

March 30, 2016

This is a pretty hot topic in the industry. Buying dresses from China, is it a budget savvy tip or is the old adage 'Buy cheap, pay twice' true?

 

I've come across one or two happy stories, with a bride delighted with her overseas purchase, but mostly I've heard tales of...

March 3, 2016

Planning a Hen ‘do

 

My beautiful sister Isobel got engaged last year, and had a baby in the mean time, so weddings have been on the back burner.  Until now.  In the tradition of leap years, she decided to pop the question to him – will you marry me in September? Obviou...

February 4, 2016

It was recently my 4th wedding anniversary (28th January, if you're interested) and in the days leading up to it, I got to thinking...what would I change about my big day?

 

Something Borrowed had only just started when I got married...in fact issue one went to print whi...

November 21, 2015

Ah, I remember it well. The 'we know sooooo many people with kids' discussion. We didn't have children ourselves
and when counted up, there were 17 tiny people that came with our
guest list. To us, that represented not asking 17 friends in favour of some bringing their...

November 9, 2015

'Wedding season' used to be from late March until early September, with all the other months classed as off-peak, however, with the British summer time lasting more in to the early autumn, the off peak season has diminished slightly. You're really looking at a November...

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