Bespoke Wedding Wax Seal

I have 4 notebooks on the go at any one time and an entire cupboard dedicated to all the ribbons, papers & craft materials I own. Stationery is one of my greatest loves so being able to design something bespoke for our wedding has been my favourite part of wedding planning so far. My wedding…

How to Start Wedding Planning

I’ve always dreamed of my big day but when I came home from holiday with a ring on my finger the actual planning felt a little overwhelming. I was caught up in this spiral of looking at venue’s then gasping at the price, then looking at more venue’s followed by more gasping. However since stepping…

Blackberry Dreams

The hot weather we had at the beginning of June this year seems to have had an almost magical effect on fruit and vegetables. The British produce in my local fruit and vegetable shop has been fantastic and in abundance. Bags and bags of ruby red tomatoes, slender, crisp asparagus and the juiciest raspberries I’ve…

Making Our Forever Official – I said Yes!

On December 10th 2005 I went on a first date with a friend of a friend. I instantly felt at home in his company and nestled into his shoulder for the entire movie without even thinking about it. Fast forward a lot of life events and 11 years we took a holiday with two of…

Metallic Touches Around The Home

I really love cool toned colours & woods around the home. My three bed semi has become a home full of greys and blues. I’ve tried really hard in some rooms to choose a different palette but nothing sits quite right apart from the familiar tones of cornflower white & grey mist. (Yes I have…

Huskey Camping, UK – Sage Joan Travels

When asked ‘do you want to go camping with husky dogs?’ I cleared my diary and said I’ll be there with wine. A few weeks ago we headed to Eagle Heights Foundation in Kent on a sunny Friday afternoon ready for some Husky cuddles. The campsite has about 8 large tee-pee’s that sleep up to…

Kos, Greece – Sage Joan Travels

On the 4th June I set off on this years summer sun holiday to the beautiful island of Kos. We begun the week by exploring some of the ancient ruins & went on a search for Hippocrates tree. The ruins offered some stunning views over the town and were the perfect way to start the…

Charity Event Styling – #THCFturns5

This year The Hannah Chamberlain Foundation (THCF) celebrates it’s 5th birthday. So in true THCF style we held a huge party at the Ageas Bowl. As one of 7 trustee’s we set up the charity in 2012 in memory of our best friend, sister, niece & daughter – Hannah. We work really hard to raise…

The Veggie Edit

Healthy but delicious vegetarian food More of us are trying to have a bit less meat in our diets and the team at Sage Joan are no exception. There are loads of health benefits associated with eating a veg-heavy diet and it can even be a more cost-effective option than meat. Being a vegetarian or vegan has…

Kiev, Ukraine – Sage Joan Travels

Europe is full of some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Without a gap year to explore them we’ve set about making sure we fit in as many long weekends across the continent as much as we can. As an avid Eurovision fan part of my Europe travelling adventures centre around one weekend…

1st Year Allotment Preparations

Having accepted the allotment plot that no-one else wanted we’ve spent the last 6 months cleaning it out and preparing for our first summer as allotment owners.