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How many weddings?

Easily one of the funniest and nicest Rom-Coms around is the film Twenty seven dresses. It stars Katherine Heigi the once doyenne of these things, James Marsden as the usual love interest that makea mistake but tries to make it up to her and Malin Akerman as her twisted little sister.  The basic premise is that Jane is an uber organiser and deeply in love with her boss who she completely fails to make aware of this fact. Jane is a very popular girl and she tries to accommodate all her friends even agreeing to be a bridesmaid at two weddings on the same day. Its here as she flits between the Antique crystal chandeliers of one location, which I’m sure they got from , she bumps into a wedding photographer and journalist called Kevin. He notices that she is at both and threatens to exposure her in a joking way and then helps her get back home sharing a taxi. He is against marriage whilst she is of the opposite opinion. She leaves her day planner int eh taxi which as you can imagine drives uber organiser her in to meltdown. And that kids is the film.

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To further make her life annoying it seems that her little sister Tess has managed to worm her way into her bosses’affection and is pretending to be everything that she is not. Namely a Sociallyconscious Vegan. Matters et worse when later in the decide to get married and the guy covering the wedding is Kevin. Kevin asks to see all the bridesmaid dresses that she has. She has kept all 27 as she fully intends to make all over the people that she’s been a bridesmaid for hers. Kevin sees a way out of his humdrum job writing wedding announcements by making a great story out the perpetual bridesmaid that Jane has become. And, oh look, she’s about to do it all over again with her sister marrying the love of Janes life.

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Jane and Kevin grow close and it seems as if Jane has found someone to settle with and start a relationship. Kevin has decided to pull his article, but it is too late and theeditor of the paper decides to run the story as it is too good not to. Jane discovers this and leaves Kevin. She is so angry that she creates a PowerPoint presentation showing her sister up to be a liar that she is. Janes boss is angry and breaks the engagement. Jane tries kissing him but feels nothing. She quits her job saying she was only doing it because she loved him so it seems a bit pointless now. She rushed to a wedding that Kevin is at and tells him she loves him and she’s sorry. They get to together and get married a year later on a beach. As promised she has all her friends in the dresses. Nice film.

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Homemade wedding

It is becoming a more popular trend to have homemade elements at your wedding. Some people are opting for doing their own flower arrangements for the tables, centrepieces and wedding favours. There are of course certainly elements that you want to leave up to the professions such as conducting the ceremony, catering the food and the wedding photographer. If you are looking for a Bournemouth wedding photographer take a look at

One increasingly popular elements that people are adding to their tables is home made candles.

Here are the steps to creating your own candle.

  1. Prepare the place you are going to work – candle making can be a messy activity and t is important that you start the process off with a clean area and a place in which you don’t mind dried wax sticking to the surface until you clean it off. It is also important to make sure that you have a towel and some newspaper and paper towels to had. Also make sure you have prepared your equipment and have your containers and jars close by and your wicks to hand as well.

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  1. Melting the wax – This is where the one of the potential areas of mess lies. You need to empty your chosen wax pellets or cut blocks into a pot that you have placed over another pot that contains water and is placed over the heat. This is very similar to the way that you would melt chocolate.  The wax will melt in around 10-15 minutes and it is important that the wax reaches a temperature of between 160-170 degrees so it is a good idea to have a thermometer on standby.
  2. Wick preparation – In the time you are waiting for your wax to melt you should be preparing your wicks in your chosen containers. To do this you need to secure the bottom of the wick to the base of your container. This can be done by using wicks that have sticky bottoms, by using superglue or by using some of the liquid that is formed when you first start melting the wax.

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  1. Make you additions – Once all of the wax pellets have melted this is your opportunity to add whatever colourings and scents that you wish to. It is important to follow the instructions on the packets of the wax or additional ingredients that you have purchased. In order to make sure that the colour and fragrance is evenly distributed it is important to stir the mixture for around 30 seconds.
  2. Once you have made all the additions you want to it is time to et the wax cool, ideally to a temperature of around 130-140 degrees. You can then pour this into your chosen moulds or containers. It is important that you keep a gentle hold of the wick as you pour the melted wax in.
  3. Wick securing – Once you have filled you container you should then tie the wick around a stick or pencil and rest this across the top of the container. This needs to stay in place for a couple of hours.
  4. Allow your candle to cool
  5. Trim your wick – It is important to trim your wick once the candle has cooled and trim it down to your desired length
  6. Tidy up and enjoy your candle.
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