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Plan the perfect Spring wedding at Granny Mouse

With spring in the air in September – this is the ideal time for new beginnings, fresh starts and plenty of pretty flowers. Of course, that means it’s also the perfect month for a stunning spring wedding at Granny Mouse where you can fill our chapel with beautiful flowers and decorate tables with anything from beautiful wild flowers and blossoms to more formal roses and lilies.

The season translates perfectly into the world of wedding decor because we already associate it with pastel palettes—think pinks, lilacs, whites, baby blues. It’s also the time of year to go for the ultimate cute country feel – think bunnies, butterflies and new born chicks.

If you’re a couple that is keen to create the ultimate springtime country wedding at a beautiful venue like Granny Mouse, then keep reading for our ultimate guide to spring wedding ideas:

If you’ve dreamt of a garden wedding party, spring is the time to make this a reality and Granny Mouse with its beautiful hills and gardens the ideal setting. You can keep things formal or let the countryside dictate and let nature play a more informal part with beautiful things like birds, butterflies and even eggs featuring through your overall theme as well as invitations and dress.

Remember that, in the Midlands, spring is the season of compromise. You can enjoy warm balmy days and nippy evenings or even catch a late cold snap or the first summer rains. That means, with the help of our Granny Mouse wedding team, it is always good to have a plan B to fall back on.

Make sure that the bride and bridesmaids have a warm shawl on hand in case of an unexpected nip in the air. If rain is a possibility, consider a cheeky touch with monogrammed rain boots concealed under long bridesmaid dresses…or even clear or matching umbrellas that aren’t just practical but make for cute photos, too.

If you are celebrating outside and have a warm evening, be sure to offer guests bug repellant which can be cleverly hidden in baskets that are strategically placed – an imaginative way to ensure your guests’ comfort whilst concealing those otherwise unsightly bottles and cans.

Because spring is positioned between winter and summer, you have far more opportunity to play around with colour. In early spring, you can still opt for the more moody blues and grays that echo stormy skies. Mid to late spring and you can lighten up a bit, asking the gents to don lighter weight and lighter coloured (think greys) suits to perfectly offset pastel gowns and romantic wedding dresses made from lace, tulle or even feathers.

If you’d like to do something even more cheeky and countrified, you can go “no jackets”, roll up those sleeves and go for braces or suspenders and bowler hats – and even takkies! Bridesmaids can carry baskets of flowers and flower girls holding baskets of rose petals to toss at the happy couple.

Our team at Granny Mouse is certainly looking forward to celebrating spring with our happy couples as we help plan an unforgettable spring celebration that will come complete with the most beautiful location for photographs as well as meals packed with fresh springtime ingredients sourced from local farmers.

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Put your best foot, and hand, forward this Spring!

Looking after your hands and feet is not just an affectation; it’s like choosing the right outfit when you leave home!

We should never forget that our hands are on display all day – and often tell others more about us than we realise! Our hands work hard – whether it is typing in the office, chopping slicing and stirring up a family meal or even driving, fixing or simply shaking another hand.

Winter weather definitely takes its toll and that means that spring is the perfect time to give those hard working digits some tender love and care – not to mention a little extra moisture and a dash of spring nail colour.

Spring is also time to put your best foot forward – quite literally! Apart from taking strain during harsh winter months, our feet are often the hardest workers, especially for those of us who are on the trop for most of the day or participating in sports.

As you shed your socks, boots and closed shoes, your feet will be in display in strappy sandals, so hand and foot treatments are the quickest way to neaten up. They are also not only decorative but also a wonderful way to take time out for yourself and to rejuvenate and feel pampered.

Dating back to ancient times, massaging both the hands and the feet have been known to help deal with anxiety and even ease pain. Believe it or not, many people who suffer with headaches find that a reflexology foot massage can provide some relief.

A good foot massage also relieves pain for those who have flat feet! Because they don’t have an arch, they lack support and are prone to pain. A foot massage relieves this. Then there are those of us who either love high heels or need to dress to impress at the office – some gentle loving care can smooth away the resulting discomfort and even pain.

At Granny Mouse Country House and Spa, we have many options to treat your hands and feet. Some offer sheer indulgence, others are even therapeutic. Take your pick:

Express Manicure 30 min R220

Express Pedicure 30 min R250

Deluxe Manicure 60 min R350

Deluxe Pedicure 60 min R400

Nail Care & Gel Application 45 min R340

Deluxe Gel Manicure 75 min R480

Deluxe Gel Pedicure 75 min R530

Express Manicure/Pedicure, include: filing, shaping of the nails, cuticle care and varnishing.

Deluxe Manicure/Pedicure, include foot soak, exfoliation, filing, shaping of the nails, cuticle care, massage and varnishing.

ADD ON MANICURES/PEDICURES

Additional Paraffin Treatment Add On

15 min R100

Re-Varnish / French Add On 15 min R120

MediHeel Add On 20 min R120

Gel Application Hands/Feet 40 min R200

Gel Soak off 30 min R120

Diamante per stone R4

Strippings per nail R10