Captivating Capes

Although it might sound unbelievable, and not to come over all Game of Thrones, winter is coming. This heat will stop, and we’ll notice the chill more. When that happens, you don’t have to head for the heavy coats to keep warm on your wedding day. Here are some captivating capes and cloaks to give you an extra layer and to give you an alternative to veils. Read more

Groom’s Speech

It’s time to round up our series on speeches with the one that seems like the hardest; the groom’s speech. As the groom, you have no one to focus on, unlike the best man who will dredge up all your most embarrassing moments. Or your new father-in-law who will talk about how wonderful your wife/his daughter is. But it needn’t be a stress, just follow these simple rules and it’ll be a piece of wedding cake. Read more

Floor Fillers

We’ve all been there, weddings where the only people dancing are the little children because the DJ is playing the same cheesy music you get at every wedding. So, how to make sure your wedding is one non-stop party until the sun comes up? Read more

The Perfect Buttonhole

The other day, I read an interesting story that on their wedding day Queen Victoria presented Prince Albert with a small posy of flowers and he had a hole cut in his lapel, so he could immediately wear it. How romantic is that? Further investigation of this lovely story suggests it isn’t true. Prince Albert wore his uniform for his wedding on which there are no lapels.

Still, it got me thinking about buttonholes and the etiquette around them. So, here is a handy guide to help you plan the perfect buttonhole. Read more

Wedding Cake Show Stoppers

Whenever you look at wedding cakes, you’ll see a lot of floral decoration or naked cakes. Whilst these are beautiful cakes ( I had a floral one for my own wedding) what if you want something a little different?

Whether your pooches are the love of your life, or you and your partner met quad biking, bring your personality to the day and have a show stopper of a wedding cake. Read more

Fabulous Fishtails

When looking for your wedding dress, there are so many different styles it’s hard to know where to start. This week we’re looking at fishtail dresses. Also known as mermaid or trumpet style dresses, these fabulous gowns make the most of your hourglass figure for a sophisticated, fashion-forward look. Here are some things to consider when choosing this style. Read more

Mother of the Bride

Being the mother of the bride is important and before we start looking at outfits, you deserve some credit.

It isn’t easy. You’re there for everything; the wedding dress hunt and fittings, the bridesmaid dresses, any panics that might arise. My mum had to deal with my meltdown when I realised we’d started writing out the all-day invitations on the evening only ones.

And somewhere in dealing with all that, you must find your own outfit. I’ve put together some tips to help take the stress out of it. Read more

Autumn Flowers

Every year I go to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. They championed British flowers this year. There was also a wonderful British Flower Bus which took my breath away.

Firstly, I hadn’t realised that some of these flowers were British. Secondly, the bus was also full of bees and butterflies moving from flower to flower. It was the highlight of my day. It got me thinking about seasonal British flowers for your bouquet. And because anyone getting married in the summer should have organised their flowers by now, this one is for you autumn brides. Read more

Wedding Shoes

It’s important to choose the right shoes for your wedding day because you’ll be on your feet all day. But comfortable doesn’t have to mean boring. Check out the following points to consider when picking them and get inspiration from these beautiful shoes. Or click on the links and become their proud owner! Read more

Catering for the Young at Heart

I have discovered, much to my joy, that age is a meaningless number. It’s just a record of how long it’s been since your birth and has no bearing on how you feel or the amount of fun you want to have. That said, sometimes the mind is willing but the flesh is weak, so catering for the young at heart at your wedding with a few prepared comforts can ensure that your more experienced guests can last the night. Read more