Wedding planning advice

Questions for your Wedding Venue

February 16, 2018 | News

Today we hand over to professional wedding planner Charlotte Hill from Best day Ever Wedding Planning. She has valuable advice when it comes to visiting and choosing your venue. When that’s sorted the rest will fall into place! Over to Charlotte: So … you’re starting your wedding planning and you’re searching for that perfect venue, but where do you start? You’ll need a venue to hold your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception but these do not have to be all in the same place. You may ponder the idea of looking at a venue to host all three elements…

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How you can personalise your wedding with a Wedding Celebrant

February 14, 2018 | News

Today we’re thrilled to share expert advice from Lauren Balloch of The Celebrant Directory. If you’re in the dark about what celebrants do, read on! Over to Lauren: How many times have you Googled wedding ideas on Pinterest? Let me guess, 100, 200, 1000 times? When it comes to planning a wedding we spend a huge amount of time making sure every little detail is unique and our own. We focus on making sure the invitations, the decorations and every other aspect is all personalised to our individual quirkiness which makes our weddings unique to us…so why stop when it comes…

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5 Tips for Creating Personalised Wedding Drinks

February 12, 2018 | News

Written by Emma Wickstead, owner and founder of Bizarre Bars – an independent mobile bar company. Your wedding bar menu is the perfect opportunity to add some creativity to your day, especially if your drinks reflect you and your partner’s personality. In this post, I offer my top creative tips on how to plan your very own personalised menu: 1. Practically perfect in every way You’ve got the perfect dress, the perfect husband and the decorations are perfectly on point, don’t let the drinks bring it down! Nowadays a straw and an umbrella just won’t do. Try dried flowers and edible glitter…

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Vintage Botanical Styling

February 9, 2018 | News

Today we hear from Helen Baker from Betty Loves Vintage about this stylish ‘Vintage Botanical’ shoot she worked on last year. We love the simplicity of this shoot and the stationery from Lynda Loves is divine. Over to Helen: Sussex has a lot of hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues and when I heard a new rustic wedding venue had launched not far from me, and was having an open day I had to go and have a look round. The Pilgrims Rest did not disappoint! The 600-year-old timber framed Wealden hall house is right next to Battle Abbey. Not…

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DIY WEDDINGS – Top Tips for Buying Vintage Treasures

February 7, 2018 | News

Today we have a guest post courtesy of Ellen from Vintage Flair. Some really good advice here and it reminds me of when I used to buy and hire vintage bits when Margot’s Wedding was Doily Days… oh the nostalgia (and yes, the dolls house teapot thing happened to me too)! Over to Ellen: From teacups to candlesticks and props, shopping for vintage pieces to style your wedding is great fun and really adds a personal touch to your venue. For the past 9 years I’ve been buying vintage crockery, cutlery and glassware for my hire business, Vintage Flair, and…

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A Dummies Guide to Wedding Stationery

February 5, 2018 | News

Today we’re pleased to feature a guest post from Lost Heritage about all things wedding stationery. (My mind is a little blown looking at their website and all the amazing equipment they have for all manner of printing and cutting projects. They really are experts in their field. Go take a look!) Over to Claire: Congrats on being newly engaged! Hope the wedding planning is going well, so much to think of hey? Even if you’re having a small do there is so much choice out there it can get very overwhelming. To make life a little simpler we’ve put together…

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Kids tent weddings

Supplier Spotlight – The Little Tents

February 2, 2018 | News

The Little Tents is an exciting new business which solves the dilemma of how to entertain children at your wedding. It can be a tough one, after all children are part of the family and there is nothing cuter than little girls wearing pretty dresses or the young gents sporting bow ties. However, there is also the inherent concern of how to keep the little ones captivated or how to dodge a tantrum when they get tired at the end of the evening! The Little Tents offer a perfect solution. Beautifully-styled handmade tents, with luxurious furnishings, that create an idyllic…

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Vintage Glamping

Supplier Spotlight – Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans

January 31, 2018 | News

Looking for hen party inspiration?  How about a weekend glamping with your best mates in retro vintage caravans with stunning views west to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons? The guys at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans love hen parties.  Whether you’re after a relaxed boho, festival-style affair, a vintage themed party or an adrenaline fuelled, action packed weekend, book the whole glampsite for a weekend you’ll never forget. The site is ideally located for lots of fantastic group outdoor activities: Canoeing down the River Wye, Mountain biking in the Forest of Dean Gorge walking, aka scrambling up rocks and…

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Real Wedding – Nature & Botanics

January 29, 2018 | News

Alice & Sam Baker’s theme for their wedding day was botanics and nature. Their venue, the home of Gilbert White, pioneering naturalist and ornithologist, fitted well with the theme! “My favourite memory of the day was walking through the meadow with my closest family and friends to the barn. It’s a moment we will remember forever.” “Our florist picked over 50 different types of British grown flowers and foliage”.  “We got lots of ideas on Pinterest which then developed and we put our own twist on them.” “My dress was from ASOS and cost £280! It was certainly unique and had tassels, sequins,…

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Outdoor tipi wedding

Spring Wedding Event (Amazing Special Offer)

January 27, 2018 | News

What better time of year to have a wedding than Spring. Outdoor tipi weddings are beautiful in all seasons especially in spring, the weather’s just perfect; not too hot or too cold. The season is naturally romantic, full of pastel and bright colours. The days become lighter and the evenings become warmer, so you’ll be able to party the night away with your family and friends whilst watching  the sunset. Colourful flowers are in bloom and who doesn’t want flowers everywhere at their outdoor wedding. Spring weddings are becoming increasingly popular, not only because of the gorgeous weather we’ve had…

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