Mothers of the Wedding Couple

With a new season comes a new range of delightful choices for mothers of the wedding couple. Whether it’s your daughter getting married or your son, it’s important to feel comfortable and look fabulous as well. Here are some of the best outfits for you if your child is getting married this spring or summer. Read more

Surviving Wedding Fairs

We’ve looked at some of the events we have organised for brides over the coming year, so now I’m looking at what you need to do to get the best out of them. Whether this is your first wedding fair or thirtieth, you need to prepare, so here are some things for you to get ready before the day. Read more

Types of Tiaras

Have you decided what sort of head dress you want for your wedding? Maybe you’ve already seen something and fallen in love. If you’re unsure though, here are the different types of tiaras available and some ideas on what sort of wedding, or dress, they suit to give you some ideas. Read more

Valentines Weddings

Is there anything more romantic than a Valentines wedding? Probably not. So, if you’ve set your big day for around the middle of February, here’s some planning inspiration. Read more

3 Months to Go

Following on in our countdown to your big day, we’re looking at what to do 3 months before the wedding. The good news is, if you’ve been following our other blogs, you’ve done the hard work and now comes the fun stuff. Read more

Slinky Silhouettes

Isn’t the dress below beautiful? It came to me in a newsletter from Jenny Packham highlighting the trend for slinky silhouettes. Now, I’m more of a princess style gown, big skirts with lots of layers, but this one struck me as elegant and glamourous. So, I’m dedicating this blog to all those gorgeous figure-hugging dresses. Read more

A Joyful Wedding

Have you seen Tidying Up with Marie Kondo yet? If you haven’t seen it, it’s a Netflix programme about people wanting to organise their homes. Marie Kondo helps them and, by doing so, they find joy in their homes. My sisters told me about it, and I’ve binged it whilst reorganising my whole house. There’s no judgement, just simple acceptance that you should keep the things that make you happy. Which is great because I’m a book hoarder and they all bring me joy! Read more

A Year of Fairs

It’s a new year and a new suite of events at Capesthorne Hall to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. So, did you join us at our wedding open day last weekend? Our wedding fairs and open days are a great opportunity to see the venue prepared for a wedding and speak to suppliers about what you’d like for you big day.

You can find all these listed on our Events page, but here’s a quick guide, so you can get them in your diary. We’ve staged them throughout the year, meaning you’ll get to see how glorious Capesthorne Hall is during every season. Read more

Entertainment for the youngest

To have children or not to have children. This is a question every bride must face. Sometimes it’s an easy answer. If none of your friends have any children then it’s not something you need to think about. Also, if by not including children, you risk friends and family who matter to you not coming then that’s also an easy answer. It isn’t a problem though, here are some easy ways to keep your youngest guests entertained. Read more

Spring Bridesmaid Dresses

Despite the mild weather, it is winter and if you pay any attention to the news then you’ll have seen a warning that this deceptive weather could turn and we’ll end up with another Beast from the East like last year. But, because we don’t need that sort of news in our life, I’m going to look forward to Spring with all it’s new beginnings and colour. In particular, the bridesmaid dresses.

Spring in colour is pastels and fresh colours to me. Lemons and greens feel particularly uplifting for a spring wedding. Read more