Happy New Year Gorgeous! Another chance to smile, make mistakes, laugh, be loved.
I am not a lover of New Years resolutions (or the predictable pummeling of weight loss DVD’s and new gym memberships gracing the TV like clockwork after the stroke of midnight ) BUT…..I love the energy a New Year brings and the idea of setting achievable goals for yourself, fresh new motivation and excitement for the adventures the year ahead may bring on this crazy little journey called life.
So much has happened in the 5 years since I first threw together a blog post and came up with the idea of Nu Bride on New Years Day 2012.
I brought a WordPress domain, asked my brother to design a cartoon character for me and put together my very 1st blog post on the 2nd January 2012, just two months after my own engagement. The blog has grown exponentially since then, at times it’s completely overwhelming and I would never have imagined where I would be today and more poignantly, 2017 marks the first year working full-time on Nu Bride and other exciting projects that make my heart sing.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, who knew that those four words “will you marry me” would have led to all of this. I have my husband to thank for a lot!
Thank you for joining me on this gorgeous little journey, I feel privileged to be able to help you with your planning and share snippets of this exciting time with you and to continue advocating to make the mainstream industry more visually inclusive. There is still so much work to be done on the latter, I am pushing forward and have lots up my sleeve to move things further forward. I’m always harping on about the often overlooked emotional aspects of planning a wedding, so will be bringing much more wedding wellbeing work into Nu Bride and introducing a separate inspirational web space for business and couples.
A birthday would not be complete without presents!
To celebrate and to thank you, I always like to spoil you in January and I have some treats including an opportunity to win your wedding photography (yes that’s right) and will be announcing this shortly. But TODAY….
An Exclusive Make Up Discount
L-R Image Credit – Zuzia Zawada | Image Credit – Rob Gardner
2016 Nu Bride Ambassador skincare expert and award-winning make up artist Joyce Connor is offering an exclusive discount for Nu Bride readers.
Brides and Beauty is now re-branded to Joyce Connor Make Up and as a special treat for Nu Bride readers is offering 25% off all wedding day bookings from 2nd January 2017 until the 31st March 2017 www.joyceconnormakeup.co.uk
T & C’s
Travel charges apply to bookings outside of Berkshire. Trial sessions must be taken in Reading and are not included in the discount. Discount is applicable to full price wedding day bookings only and can be any day of the week except bank holidays, subject to availability. Quote NU BRIDE when booking.
Stay tuned for more Nu Bride birthday treats!
Header images: Sanshine Photography