2017 Best Wedding Trends

It can be difficult to keep up with the ever-growing whirl of trends within the wedding world. Even when you sub-categorise, such as hair, attire, place settings, florals etc. the pressure to be ‘en vogue’ can be overwhelming for a couple planning the most important day of their lives.

Here at Capesthorne, we feel it’s important to be yourself and have confidence in your own preferences. But if you are anxious about being ‘on trend’, we’ve made it a little easier for you by picking out the Top 5 wedding trends of this year for you to consider (or dismiss). Read more

Bridal Braids

Braids or plaits are often thought of as a style only for the ‘Boho Bride’, but bridal braids are more versatile than meets the eye and are timelessly pretty.

If you are a bride struggling to know where to begin with your wedding hairstyle, here are 5 braided styles to inspire you. Read more

Wedding Balloons

Balloons at weddings are totally trending right now and so we thought we would jump on the bandwagon and research the best ways to incorporate balloons into your wedding day.

If you need convincing as to why this is such a great idea, they are inexpensive, eclectic, dreamy and the options are endless. Here are our Top 6 Balloon Decoration ideas… Read more

Wedding Dress Neckline Guide

When it comes to looking for your wedding dress, the considerations can be overwhelming. It is fair to say that most women are uncertain about which styles and shapes are most suited /flattering to them.

It may help to break your preferences into categories according to shape (which we blogged about recently here), style (looking by Designer can help with this) and neckline.

Neckline’s are helpful to consider in relation to your upper body build but also comfort. Here are the 10 most common necklines to look out for when browsing. Read more

Top 5 Wedding Florals

With summertime in full bloom, our attention has turned to all things floral.  We have recently blogged about the summer flowers in season and previously about ‘Enchanted Garden’ wedding inspiration. With floristry skills at an all time high, there is no end to the creativity on offer for your special day. Here are our Top 5 displays of flowers for a wedding. Read more

Inspiring Buttonhole Ideas

Last week we researched Summer Florals for your Bouquet, but we felt it would be amiss if consideration wasn’t given to the gentlemen.

Gent’s buttonholes have the capacity to really make or let down their wedding attire. All too often that essential piece is created as an afterthought to bouquets and large arrangements.

Here are 4 key categories and arrangements to consider for gentlemen’s buttonholes: Read more

How to Navigate Wedding Open Days

Booking and attending Wedding Venue Open Days/Evenings can be potentially very stressful and confusing. Seemingly straightforward, many a blissfully unaware couple make their first visit to a venue and encounter a plethora of agendas. Mum takes an immediate dislike to aesthetics, Dad takes an immediate dislike to the price. Bride is worried about the capacity being too small, Groom is thrilled with the number limitations. You’re wondering where the harpist will go, you find the caterers unfriendly, they won’t allow a bouncy castle… it’s easy for a couple to feel very rapidly overwhelmed.

We are here to help and have written a brief and straightforward guide to ensure this doesn’t happen. Read more

Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Although our British climate rarely blesses us with guaranteed, perfect, outdoor wedding weather, it would be an absolute shame to let this deter you from making the most of the beautiful British outdoors. Here at Capesthorne we have acres of grounds for our guests to enjoy. You can even have your ceremony outside, beside our stunning lake.

Here are a few ways for your guests to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather may bring. Read more

Summer Wedding Bouquets

When it comes to planning your wedding flowers at that all important first meeting with your florist, it is common for a couple to feel a little out of their depth and ignorant to the variety of flowers available to them. A good percentage of people understand what a rose or a sunflower looks like, but when it comes to other varieties and species they can feel a little oblivious.

If you are planning a summer wedding, here is a brief guide to some varieties of flowers available to you. We, of course, also recommend asking your florist for their recommendations, keeping in mind that certain flowers may not be available due to the temperature of the season. Read more

Inspiring Chair Decor

One of the most challenging aspects of planning a wedding can be the finer, seemingly mundane, details. Who would have thought that selecting chairs and their covers would be so critical to the success of a wedding day?!

Well take a seat and relax, because help is at hand with some inspiring chair decor.

Don’t just settle for a white chair cover, consider one of these five decorative ideas for your ceremony and wedding breakfast seating. Read more