Traditions De-Mystified

Traditions de-mystified. When it comes to weddings, there are a bewildering number of traditions and superstitions that people may ask if you’re upholding. However, the reason behind some of these may have been lost in the mists of time. Why shouldn’t you gift a bride knives? What’s the point of being carried over the threshold? Well, I love this sort of stuff, so I have put together the most common ones for you to decide whether they fit in with your wedding ethos.

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Floral Hoops

If you’re undecided about your wedding flowers then an alternative to a traditional bouquet is Floral Hoops. Instead of something you carry, flowers are entwined around a hoop which you can loop over your arm, then later use it as a decorative backdrop for your cake.

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Christmas at Capesthorne Hall

We’re coming up to that most magical time of year, and this year we’re going all out. While most people know us as one of the best wedding venues in Cheshire, we also have a spectacular Christmas event which lets you see the house as decorated for, and by, the Bromley-Davenports. Read more

Colours of Spring 2020

It’s a miserable day outside. Winter is definitely on its way. On days like this we all need a little colour, so today I’m looking forward to Spring 2020 and the big colours brides-to-be need to know to be on trend.

These 12 colours are from the Pantone Fashion Colour Trend Report, detailing what we can expect on the runway at New York Fashion Week. If it’s good enough for NYFW, then its good enough for us!

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The Rules of Stag Do’s

Stag do’s have changed a lot over the years. Gone are the days of strippers, too much alcohol and the groom being handcuffed to lampposts. Thankfully.

Nowadays grooms and their friends are savvier than that. In this age of social media, people know anything embarrassing will end up on the internet so they’re opting for more Insta-worthy stag dos.

So, if you’re a best man, or a groom planning your own stag do, here are the new rules for organising the perfect pre-wedding party.

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Icy Florals

As we enter into the cold season, icy florals are an innovative and captivating way to use winter as a theme in your wedding. Flowers encased in ice look amazing and depending on the clarity of the ice, they could have either an ephemeral water-colour feel or a bold expression of colour.

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Food Stations

Weddings are long and guests, particularly little ones, can get hungry. Food stations are an innovative way to stop tummies rumbling and to give people an organic way to circulate and mingle. They are extensions of the table of treats idea where all your desserts are served at one table and your guests can choose which pudding they want.

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Two Holidays and a Banquet

Looking forward to 2020, there are some trends that are starting to stand out from all the other wedding ideas. Read more

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

A trend that’s set to be big in 2020 is the American tradition of wedding rehearsal dinners. These are dinners held after the wedding rehearsal, often the night before the wedding when really there isn’t anything left for you to do. They’re a great way to help you relax and stop you stressing about the next day.

If this sounds like your sort of party, then here’s everything you need to know about rehearsal dinners so you can plan your own. Read more

Alternatives to White

Not every bride wants to wear white. Maybe it isn’t your colour, or this isn’t your first wedding, or maybe it isn’t your style. Whatever the reason, there are lots of choices for brides-to-be who want something a little different from the traditional. Read more