photog[R]aphy: [E]nchanted [J]ewels Part [1]

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When MillionDollarRock1 met Rej1

Rej1 is an awesome and talented photographer, who is keen to make his passion of capturing special moments a full time career. Here’s what Rej1 captured for us in our Enchanted Jewels Album part 1. Enjoy!

Bollywood Posy

Bollywood Posy

Honeybees dream pollen

Honeybees dream pollen

Brides bouquet

Brides bouquet

Acres of Marigolds

Acres of Marigolds

The art of nature

The art of nature

Peach parfait

Peach parfait

Pink petiole

Pink petiole

Make a wish

Make a wish

The floret sisters

The floret sisters

My cat loves catnip

My cat loves catnip

Soft and gentle

Soft and gentle

Three of a kind

Three of a kind

Incipient Blooming Bud

Incipient Blooming Bud

A resemblance of Peace

A resemblance of Peace

Tantalizing Foliole

Tantalizing Foliole

Reminds me of pinterest pompoms.

Reminds me of pinterest pompoms.

And it begins to blossom...

And it begins to blossom…

The first taste of life...

The first taste of life…

Efflorescence of nature

Efflorescence of nature

 

- Remember - the poppy's in the Spring

– Remember – the poppy’s in the Spring

Tranquil snowdrop

Tranquil snowdrop

Breath easy

Breath easy

Purple Delicacy

Purple Delicacy

Happy cluster

Happy cluster

Huge thanks to Rej1 for all these amazing pics *mouth drops open* they look so spectacular I had to give them titles!

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We wish Rej all the best with his future endeavors  =o)

Laters folks – TJ

 

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❀ My Summer Garden ❀

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Waiting for cherries to grow is like waiting for a solar eclipse to come around. Especially in a town filled with pigeons that won’t let buds become fruits and eat them as soon as they come out. *sigh*

We had the tallest most spectacular cherry tree in our old house, I miss it so much. Our cherries were the main focus of summer after holidays abroad. Ahh childhood memories, I had the best childhood filled with fun and excitement.

These smell sooo good! I love the intense colour. When dried they still keep their scent, so it can be dried and kept  inside your room as a natural air freshener,

These smell sooo good! I love the intense colour. When dried they still keep their scent, so it can be dried and kept inside your room as a natural air freshener.

Stunning flower ...a shame my brother had to squash it with his swing.

Stunning flower …a shame my brother had to squash it with his swing.

Pretty in....PURPLE!

Pretty in….PURPLE! Anyone see my friend Lady Bumblebee?

We like to call these purple bells <3

We like to call these purple bells ❤

Daisies are great for one thing and one thing only - daisy chains of course!!! They were a big hit on the school playground and I still find myself making them in my back yard.

Daisies are great for one thing and one thing only – daisy chains of course!!! They were a big hit on the school playground and I still find myself making them in my back yard.

Ring - o - Ring - o - Roses!! Roses don't really remind me of the plague, but they do remind me of sweet smelling potpourri that my mum makes =D

Ring – o – Ring – o – Roses!! Roses don’t really remind me of the plague, but they do remind me of sweet smelling potpourri that my mum makes =D

Closed buds are just as beautiful to me as flowers in full bloom!

Closed buds are just as beautiful to me as flowers in full bloom!

Although these don't live for long, when they're around they sure do make a big statement!

Although these don’t live for long, when they’re around they sure do make a big statement!

I think I have a fascination for plants that look like grass but are not really grass - weird it may seem - but I think they look so purrrty!

I think I have a fascination for plants that look like grass but are not really grass – weird it may seem – but I think they look so purrrty!

Flowers from potatoe plants - I wonder if they are edible?

Flowers from potatoe plants – I wonder if they are edible?

Yummy

Yummy

And to all your disbelief, I will not edit these photos to make them smaller, I will leave them humongous so you can see the gory detail on every flower =/

Since taking these pictures many of these have died and many others have grown in their place. I love my garden as it contains a variety of seasonal flowers including many bulbed flowers that re appear every year! My next post will be a final update on my fruit trees before I get back from my well deserved holiday!

Cheerio

TJ

 

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Spring/Summer Photography 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when your bulbs are re growing and your buds are blooming with so much colour all around it’s a shocker I haven’t been snapping pictures like crazy like I did last year. This year the daffodils have already come and gone *sigh* I’ve just been so sick and I’m recovering painfully slow, which has caused me to become overly lazy and miss out on so much excitement in my garden.

This year we haven’t been all that much into gardening, we’ll be going away to Italy and Bangladesh soon, so I thought I’d write this up before we disappear =)

I recently went to one of my uncles houses and was amazed to see so many different plants and shrubs and amazing greenery’s, I just couldn’t help myself, and snapped up a few pics hehe

I must admit though, I took these pics on my phone, but I think it turned out pretty good =D

Close up

Close up – Just look at the amazing intricate details

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Super awesome yellowness, my friend Sheila would be proud of me for putting this one up 😉

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I love the red ones, the colour of poppies but I’m pretty sure they’re not poppies, hmm

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Yellow overload =D Eeek I love these!!!

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such a spectacular shade of pink, it’s the pink version of the white flowers that grow on cherry trees before the buds come out methinks, what does thou think?

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Just thought I’d stick a green one in there, for no apparent reason of course…

Anyhoo enough of my uncles plants, I’ll show you what’s growing on my trees so far (nothing that amazing really – but we’re not too fussed as we will probably not be around to eat it all)

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I think this ones an apple tree, I can’t remember, we’ve moved a few around and brought new ones, it’s difficult to tell them apart at this stage. Well I think most fruit trees look the same, but I might just be the odd dumb one – urm.. sorry about that =/

Oh and excuse the bright orange fences, our fences came down last month with the harsh winds, as did a few of our neighbours, so now were stuck with a few bright orange fences which look hideous *face palm* and apparently no one stocks up on fences in Luton ugh!

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I absolutely love these itty bitty cherry tree, we had one that was planted in our old house, it was humongous and it bore many fruits each year. I have great memories with that tree, so much so, that as a child moving out of my first home I asked my dad if we could take the tree with us – but of course, we couldnt just lift a huge tree of the ground *sob* and there you have it, a forever tree friendship ends in misery ='( nothing will ever replace you Miss.Humongous Cherry tree, I shall forever remember you *sheds tears* ok enough drama, i’ll try to move on *sniff*

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Ok half these plants haven’t bloomed yet, but since I’ll probably be in Italy or Switzerland I thought I’ll upload them anyway!

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I love that the sun was out, this is the first day I went into my garden since FOREVER and I love that my dad let me take the pictures on his phone, because let’s be real, I have the worlds crappiest phone, (note to self – Must invest in a camera!!)

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Amazing

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more pretty flowers – near this plant are lots of blackberries yum, but I guess I forgot to take a pic – oops

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The back end of my garden, excuse the broken greenhouse – caused by the neighbours kids playing football in our garden – hehe

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Hope you enjoyed all my pics, my next picture post should be on fruits if all goes according to plan. However there could be a slight delay what with all the holiday plans and Ramadan round the corner =)

Hope every ones having a happy sunny and joyous day,

TJ 😉

 

❋ Saira Nawaz Henna Artist ❋

Hiii guys,

Today has been a long day with no typing *sigh* but I shall get right into it and tell you about Saira. I first met Saira in High School, she was a year above me and I remember she used to put henna on all the kids after school just before Eid and I recall her doing mine and my cousins and even back then she was super amazing at what she done.

Saira Nawaz is my inspiration!!! Shes a mega talented henna artist, who not only decorates your hands on your big day but also she now decorates homes with her candles mashaAllaah!

I’ll start with the candles:

This would be a perfect gift for a newly married couple as a wedding present. This particular one was ordered by my sister for her friend Sohbia =)

This would be a perfect gift for a newly married couple as a wedding present. This                                particular one was ordered by my sister for her friend Sohbia =)                                                                                    
£35 for full set of 3 candles and matching plate
(free collection or delivery within Luton, p&p applies to other town/cities)

I only recently discovered that this sister has a facebook page and what better time to become a LIKER than to join her page at the time of her first GIVEAWAY!

I remember entering and never imagining that I would actually win, but I did!! And I was sooo excited. In fact I was so excited I kept in contact with Saira so the candle can be made exactly how I wanted. After looking at all the colours available and changing my mind many times, I settled with Black candle, silver writing and pink gems, perfect for my new bedroom!

How it all began..

How it all began..

The Back

The Back

The Front

The Front

Here’s one of her clients order in a similar design but as a set and matching tray, she also can do mirrored bases, which look super expensive and elegant.

Close up!

Close up!

More gift ideas/wrapped to perfection:

Hampers are always such a great gift idea, this ones my favourite!

Hampers are always such a great gift idea, this ones my favourite!

And there are more colours and designs to choose from:

These colours are brilliant together!!

These colours are brilliant together!!

Lovely extravagant piece, perfect for Mendhi table as a centerpiece.

If you want a toned down colour to blend in with a room that's lighter in shade, why not try the pastel range? =D

If you want a toned down colour to blend in with a room that’s lighter in shade, why not try the pastel range? =D

Although Saira does bridal Henna, which is very exquisite, at this point in time I am unable to show you her bridal henna work. She is however working on a bridal henna portfolio, which I hope to share with you very soon =) So please do look out for her updates on her facebook page which I’ve linked below.

If you like what you see, why not check her stuff out on her page and if you do pop over, make sure you remember to mention that we sent you there =)

Love you guys,

XX TJ XX

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❤ Salma Mannan MUA ❤

Hey guys,

Alright people, I’m just going to put it out there, I love this girls work, shes totes awesome. Salma was actually the first person I asked about me writing a blog post on her work, this was July of this year (2013) but I fell ill which meant I didn’t do a lot on my blog, but I didn’t forget lol. When I asked her early November, she agreed straight away and I was soo happy!

Salma Mannan is a professional hair and make up artist who was qualified by the well known Lubna Rafiq, who has the UK’s leading training academy for make up artists =D Wow! That’ll explain her brilliant work eh? =P

I’ll post pictures of the different types of work Salma does, relating to all things BRIDAL, but she does other things too, including prom and party make up.

Okay I will start with my favourite’s, these were taken for the Asian Bride Magazine:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

Like seriously guys, I cannot fault her work one bit!

Alright I’ll try and put them under small heading so it’s easier on your eyes and I will try to put a mixture of proffessional photo shoots with models as well as un-edited pictures with real bride/clients.

Mendhi Look:

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Walima/Reception look:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Traditional Bride:

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Authentic & Traditional

Authentic & Traditional

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Don’t forget your bridesmaids:

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? <3

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? ❤

After an entire day typing, it’s finally done!!! I can’t wait till Salma reads this post. If you do go over to her page, make sure you mention that we sent you there! 😉

Salma is a great sister and I’m sure you would love her company if you gave her the chance to give you a make over. Salma has had many many clients and so she is very experienced, so what are you waiting for people, go check her out 😉

Love yah guys,

 TJ 

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✾ Barakah Flowers ✾

Hey guys,

Today I will be showing some of my favourites from Barakah Flowers to help you find the perfect bouquet for your big day! She is the best at doing her work and I am stunned at the amount of effort and design that goes into her work.

Here’s a little info from her website, ‘We specialise in fresh and silk flowers for all occasions.  From  fresh flower jewellery to wedding bouquets, we are committed to making your flowers perfect for your special day.  We also arrange fruit, sweets  and flower baskets for your special event’. I’ve linked their website at the bottom so you can do your own research =)

Be prepared to be bedazzled guys, there’s a lot of sparkles involved lol. You know what, this sister is sooo damn talented I will just let her work do the talking.

Sparkle range:

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

This one is my favourite, it’s like a corally pink, my go to colour this spring, if I could pick any for my big day, it would be this one!!! *ahem ahem* lol

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

These two are so elegant and perfect for a Walima or Reception, I especially love the fact that there is a mixture of pearls and diamontés, it just looks so delicate and beautiful.

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

These two are perfect as you can choose the main colour according to your outfit and keep the flowers neutral, helping your bridal wear colour or theme colour for your wedding stand out.

The Rouge Range:

There is something soo unique and romantic about these =D

There is something soo unique and romantic about these =D

Okay starting with my favourite again, I just love this one above, I love red and I love traditional, but this one has a modern twist on it with the diamonté centre.

Omg GLITTER!!

Omg GLITTER!!

This one was created by Barakah Flowers and then sent to fairy land, where Tinkerbell dusted on some pixie dust!

You cannot get this anywhere else in Luton =P

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

Little bit of roses and lots of sprays

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

Lots of roses and little bit of sprays

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

Wow this one looks stunning =)

https://www.facebook.com/barakah.flowers

Cake flowers:

Talk about icing on the cake eh? =P

Talk about icing on the cake eh? =P

Table Centerpieces:

Small but makes a big impact on any table

Small but makes a big impact on any table

Sleek and elegant

Sleek and elegant

Hope you guys enjoyed looking through all this work, I only selected a few, so do pop over her page and let her know we sent you there. She also does garlands, buttonholes and stage decoration and all her bouquets start at £40 but prices really depend on the season and customer budgets, but no matter the price, it’ll be worth it. So be sure to check them out while you’re stressing to find the best services for your wedding, because you may find them all under one roof 😉

Cya guys,

TJ

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❁ PinkArt ByShamim ❁

Hey Guys,

I’ll begin by saying this sisters work is Aaaaaamazing, although Lancashire is a little away from Bedfordshire, I thought that her work just HAD to make it in this category, if you haven’t seen this talented sisters work, brace yoursleves, because there’s a lotta pictures coming up! =P I just found it so hard to select a few, but I wanted you to see the range of work she can do.

So what is her art work doing in our bridal section? Well it’s the perfect gift idea of course!

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

Personalised gift items are totally INNN and I would hop on the chance to get one of these if you have a couple in mind 😉

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

I like that this one is much more slender than some of the others which allows it to be put up on top of a door or on top of your bed on a wall =)

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

The intricate flower designs make this look unique and would make a room feel cosy and warm.

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

I looovee this, the gold and turquoise go so well, and the mendi borders are also very exquisite.

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

Here’s a similar one, which is looking very Autumnal and the ‘wishy washy’ effect in the background is also very different, to most backgrounds I have seen on a canvas =D

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

This coral/pink colour is my favourite colour in the world and if I had painted my new room coral I would get this for myself!

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

A very subtle and vintage looking piece.

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

What a brill idea, with a ring, memories to stick up on your wall, forever!

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

Check out the glass detailing, don’t worry about fall out, as the sister has insisted that the edges are not sharp and therefore safe for use in your homes!!

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

More wedding rings *wedding bells ringing*

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

This is very special as it also contains Quranic ayah =)

Also gift ideas include:

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

If you were a bride or groom, wouldn’t you just LOVE to recieve this huuuge hamper!!! I know I would

And if all else fails, why not buy her a tissue box, c’mon if you’re asian, you know we asian brides LOVE to cry =P

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

How about the neutrals?

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

Or a turquoise?

https://www.facebook.com/pinkart.byshamim?fref=ts

😉

Customer comment: “mashallah her candles are a real piece of art, absolutely stunning!” [From the lovely Shafaq – Abaya Couture]

This sister is great so be sure to check her out and let her know that we sent you to her page.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post, I’m going to have to stop writing suddenly, feeling a little dizzy and sick, hope all you fasting for Ashura are doing well inshaAllaah, Please remember me and the Ummah in your duassss,

Love yah guys

TJ

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