So as you've heard, I moved to England, working part-time and cheering my boyfriend on while he plays hockey for the Guildford Flames.

When I was getting ready to move to here, I was SO excited! Nothing else was on my mind and I could hardly wait to get off the plane and explore this beautiful country. 

I created this packing list to help make sure I wouldn't forget a thing. I made it about a month before I had to leave haha. I just wanted to leave right away!

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Are you planning to travel abroad? Download the packing list HERE to help you remember all your top items. 

Lots of love from the UK,

- Char xo.


Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and you can feel it in the air! For me, vday isn’t necessarily about being involved in a romantic relationship, but about telling all the special ones in your life that you love them – from significant others to family to friends. Here are a few of my faves for sharing the love! 

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Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you know what that means... hearts everywhere! Haha. Most people hate this day, but I have to say, even in my single days, I loved Valentine's Day. It is such a feminine day, with sweets, heart shaped anything & lots of pink! No matter if you have someone to celebrate with or you just have a fun girls night planned, make the most of the Hallmark holiday & have some fun!

We created the sweetest (no pun intended) little goodie bags for our friends & family. We came up with some cute sayings & designed some packaging labels to close the bags. With the help of some yummy sweets, a printer, clear small bags, staples & some cute ribbon we were all set! 

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Brika had a pop-up shop at Yorkdale mall & I swooned over everything in it! This was one of a few cards I had picked up. Ian if you're looking at this, spoiler alert, that's for you. ;) 

You can download our labels right here & print them for your loved ones! If you use them, we want to see! Tag us on Instagram @prettypaperlove. 

Hubba Hubba - download here

You'll Always Be My Sweet Thing - option 1 option 2

Give Me Some Sugar - download here


- Char xo.


As we all know, Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. The lights, the sparkle, the family time, the REAL Christmas trees, I just love it all! I've seen so many great holiday cards & wanted to share. See below my fave this season.

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7. Kate Spade 8. 1canoe2 9. Sugar Paper 10. Oh Heiday 11. Smock Paper 12. Rifle Paper 13. GoodSouth

Which is your favourite? I think mine is 7 by Kate Spade. 

- Char. xo.



It's been a while since we posted a wedding Wednesday, so searching for one today was exciting. I stumbled upon this gorgeous September wedding on Southern California Bride & fell in love. I think you will too! From the one of a kind invitations, to all the other design pieces, you can really see the work that went into everything. I love the gold touches & the pops of deep colours. I absolutely and in awe of all the elegant pieces. 

You can find all the sources below. 

Venue:  M Cafe  at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu | Rentals:  Archive Vintage Rentals  | Linens:  BAM Fabric Draping  | Stationery:  Bliss & Bone  | Florals:  Marks Garden  | Dress:  R-Mine Bespoke  | Hair:  Hair by Karen B  | Makeup:  Enipra Makeup  | Coordinator:  ENCORE  | LESLIE KAPLAN EVENT DESIGN | Photographer:  Moha Photography

Venue: M Cafe at Calamigos Ranch, Malibu | Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Linens: BAM Fabric Draping | Stationery: Bliss & Bone | Florals: Marks Garden | Dress: R-Mine Bespoke | Hair: Hair by Karen B | Makeup: Enipra Makeup | Coordinator: ENCORE | LESLIE KAPLAN EVENT DESIGN | Photographer: Moha Photography

If you'd like to see your wedding featured on the blog send us an email! We'd love to share your beautiful day.

Happy hump day!

- Char. xo