26 November 2013

This month, we've loved... November 2013

November is nearly through, and we've had such a great month! I cannot believe where this month, or even this year has gone. Time really does fly when you are having fun. Here is a little round up of what  happened this month 

1. We put together sample pieces of our new 'traditional range of wedding stationery. It's a little different to our usual style but we are often asked whether we can create this style for couples so we've decided to make it part of our range! Watch this space for more news!

2. We went to the awards ceremony of the Kent Wedding Awards 2013. We didn't win our category but we are so chuffed to have been nominated, and we had a great evening! 

3. Fireworks night at my parents-in-law house. It was a perfect night for fireworks, nice and chilly but dry and fine. I got some awesome photos of sparklers!

4. We have been married for 3 months now :)

5. I love love love shopping in curiosity shops and finding little vintage gems. This typewriter didn't make it home with me, but only because of the price (it made me cough a bit!) - if it had been a little less, it would have been all mine!

6. Winter is coming, so I can dig out all my winter nail varnishes and wear dark colours again.

7. Winter also means guilt-free comfort eating, and this chicken and mushroom pie Will made was delicious! Looking forward to trying more wintery recipes.

8. We went for a  Sunday stroll in the cold the other weekend, and it was perfect for refreshing our stuffy heads. Fingers crossed for some good weather this weekend for more fresh air.

9. I love the sunsets at this time of the year. You have to take a snap as soon as you see it, because it will be gone in a moment. You could apply that to life really - seize the moment because it will be gone in a flash. (profound for me!)

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25 November 2013
22 November 2013

Pom Pom Studio - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

Oh it's so nearly the weekend! And boy are we looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation after the week we have had! Not only has our bespoke design service been very popular in October and November, we are also trying to get our heads around Christmas! The shops are really in full swing with gift ideas and festive music, it makes us a little anxious that we literally have given no thought to it at all yet!

Henry and Flora have teamed up with the Pom Pom Studio to offer our lovely readers the chance to WIN not only a beautiful 6ft musical note heart garland, but also 15 gorgeous pom poms to decorate your wedding venue with! There are 5 large, 5 medium and 5 small pom poms and 90 colours to chose from!

Picture Credit: Paul Joseph Photography

Each and every one is handmade in the UK. These stunning decorations are the perfect way to decorate your venue, and make use of a tall space that might otherwise be left bare. And the Pom Pom Studio don't only make pom poms! They have a delightful range of garlands, lanterns, pinwheels and much more.

Picture Credits: 1. Dominic Whiten Photography 3. Doily Days

Give your wedding day that 'WOW' factor with some pom poms!

Picture Credits: 1. Holly Booth  2. James and Lianna  3. EtsyUK  4. Craig and Kate Photography

Not only are they so pretty, these pom poms are enviromentally friendly too. They are made from 'eco' tisue paper, and not only acid free but bleed resistant too. It is produced using an average 60% post industrial waste paper and 10% post consumer waste. And they are 100% recyclable!

Check out the Pom Pom Studio online here, follow them on Facebook here, and tweet them here.

To enter, simply drop us an email with the subject line 'Pom Poms' to hello@henryandflora.com ! 

T's and C's
• This is only open to UK residents
• You will win 5 large, 5 medium and 5 small pom poms, plus a 6ft musical note heart garland
• Winners will be notified by email
• This giveaway closes on 7th December 2013 at 11am GMT

Be lucky! 
Henry and Flora xx
8 November 2013

Friday Top Five - Plus Giveaway!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a lovely Friday and have fun things planned for your weekend!

This week's Friday Top Five is featuring wedding journals. 

Organise, record and store every idea you have and every cutting you collect. It's a unique momento of your special day and something to cherish as much as your wedding photos.

Henry and Flora Top Five Wedding Journals

With deep pockets on every other page and lined sheets opposite, it is beautifully presented in it's own lovely box.

Henry and Flora Top Five Wedding Journals

This gorgeous planner is crafted with pale ovory Italian leather and handbound by master bookbinders.  For an extra £1.75,  you can add a silver engraved nameplate to your book. What a fab idea for a gift!

Henry and Flora Top Five Wedding Journals

Inside a gorgeous pearlescent white cover with beautiful embossing, the Moleskin Wedding Journal consists of 216 ivory pages, a trio of bookmark ribbons and 162 themed adhesive labels. There is also a hidden Bridal Book in the back pocket - perfect for storing ideas to be kept secret from the groom!

Henry and Flora Top Five Wedding Journals

The Bride-To-Be Book is designed for brides who want to preserve the magic and excitement leading up to the big day - the proposal, the stories behind the ring and the dress, the parties and all the fun celebrating with family and friends.

Henry and Flora Top Five Wedding Journals

This step by step planner is the ideal companion to help organise your wedding day. It has prompts for everything so you won't forget a thing! It also comes with a pack of handy sticky notes which slot into the back of the planner.

***** GIVEAWAY! *****

The Paperie is a wonderful online boutique selling gorgeous social stationery, notebooks, journals and pens. In a world so full of e-mails and text messages, the art of handwritten correspondence is becoming a rare thing, and it is The Paperie's aim to keep the written word alive and to pass on their love of all things paper.

The lovely people at The Paperie have given us the Golden Heart Wedding Planner to giveaway to one of our readers! To enter, simply drop us an email to hello@henryandflora.com including your name and postal address, with the subject line 'Wedding Planner'.

Henry and Flora Wedding Stationery

Please note - Open to UK residents only! Giveaway closes at 11am (GMT)  15th November 2015.

You can follow The Paperie on Facebook here, Twitter here and read their fab blog here!

Have a fabby weekend everyone!

H & F xx

30 October 2013

Kent Wedding Awards 2013 Finalist

I must apologise for a lack of posting recently, we've been so busy following the wedding show we exhibited at on October 20th!

I've only just got round to letting you all know that we have been nominated in this years 'Kent Wedding Awards 2013' under the category for 'Wedding Stationery and Favours'. We are so excited to be finalists, and there are some amazing companies also in our category. We are going to an evening event on November 14th, where the winners will be announced.

Here are a few snaps of our wedding fair stand. We went for a shabby-chic feel, and lots of people commented on how lovely it was :)

Follow us on instagram - just search for @henryandflora 

H&F xx
25 October 2013

Friday Top Five: Moisturisers

Good morning and a happy Friday to you all!

We have a new feature on the blog today - 'Friday Top Five' where we shall showcase five of our favourite products of the week. This time, it's all about moisturisers. 

Alongside the healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, a hydrating moisturiser is essential for keeping your skin at it's best. Not only is a moisturiser essential for keeping your skin supple and radiant looking, hydrated skin will also create a fantastic base for make-up.

Sweep on this soft balm and the benefits are instant! The finish has been created to deliver the optimum amount of sheen and luminosity for a healthy, vibrant glow. It's formulated with a powerful vitamin complex that helps protect against moisture loss, and the scent is a mood enhancing combination of neroli, bergamot and orange.

Our verdict: We loved the smell, although some people who aren't keen on a lot of scent might not. It didn't 'ball' under our fingertips when we applied it, like some balms can. Very light, and left our skin noticeably softer. 

A 6-in-1 'do it all' formulation, this is a light lotion with firming, toning, soothing and rejuvenating benefits. It fights wrinkles and improves elasticity. It smells gorgeous and is light but doesn't sink into the skin too quickly.

Our verdict: A beautifully light and simple moisturiser. Fab price from one of our favourite brands. Great packaging keeps it hygienic too. 

'Glow' to the extremes with this 'vitabead-infused' moisture cream with oxygen and micro-algae for an instant burst of radiance. It's formula provides an explosion of antioxidant vitamin E on contact as vitamin C and three forms of oxygen help deliver beautiful, younger-looking skin.

Our verdict: We were unsure of the beads to begin with, but after gently rubbing the mosituriser into the skin for 30seconds, they disapeared completely. The nest morning, our skin was so soft! It smells great too, well worth spending a little more for such a great result.

This light cream/gel plumps the skin with hydration for 24 hours. Fine lines, flakiness and tightness are diminished, and in their place is a supple and firm skin. Your skin looks and feels happier and healthier after just one 'drink'!

Our verdict: A classic product, we just love the gel like texture of this. It soaks in beautifully, leaving our skin supple and alive. We had comments the next day about how great our skin looked!

With rich wheat germ oil to replenish and revitalise skin, this nourishing cream replenishes moisture levels overnight, when skin is at its most receptive. It leaves skin feeling smooth and soft. A lighter night cream than some, it's fab for younger skin or people not keen on heavy creams.

Our verdict: The cheapest of our selection, this is a fantastic item for the price. The simple formula means it's suited to lots of people's skin type, and we were left with soft skin that didn't get oily half way through the day. 

What's your favourite moisturiser?

H&F xx
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