I echo richie-t!! It's really good for a first go!!
But, yeah, getting a website designer in would be a brill idea, they know what they're doing, after all it's their full-time job!!
And (depending where you are!) I know a fab guy in South Wales who is really good at web design!!
I wish you and your missus the best of luck with her website!!
P.s. As a girl I like the sparkles, but if you want to attract men too ... maybe the sparkles should be not so prominent!
Quote ... "You've got OCWD ... Obsessive Compulsive Weeding Disorder!!" Well ... I am a BSc Horticulturist .. what do you expect?!?!