A History of Wedding Veils

A History of Wedding Veils

There are many myths surrounding the history of the wedding veil. Its origin can be traced back centuries; even predating the wedding dress by many hundreds of years.

Here is a look at the story behind the wedding veil and the reasons why it continues to be worn today.

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Gorgeous Green Bridesmaid Dresses

Gorgeous Green Bridesmaid Dresses

Whatever season you’re getting married in, green is a timeless colour that lends itself perfectly to bridesmaid dresses. It is synonymous with nature and symbolises growth and renewal, which seems very fitting for the occasion in question.

All shades of green are currently on trend for weddings – and gone are the days when bridesmaids have to wear matching dresses in matching shades. Of course, you want your bridal party to feel cohesive, which is where choosing one colour can work, but you want them to stand out as individuals too by picking a cut, fit and style that suits them best.

From paler shades of aqua and sage, to rich shades of olive and emerald there are lots of beautiful green bridesmaids dresses available.

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Renting Your Wedding Dress

Renting Your Wedding Dress

One of the key wedding trends in 2022 is to rent rather than buy your wedding dress. Here we take a look at the pros and cons.

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Floral Design for Your Stately Home Wedding

Floral Design for Your Stately Home Wedding

All stately homes have their own unique atmosphere and personality, which can be enhanced by the floral decorations you choose for your wedding.

Here are some guidelines to consider when planning your theme and designs with your florist.

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Styling Your Stately Home Wedding

Styling Your Stately Home Wedding

 

The key to styling your stately home wedding venue is to create your own beautiful atmospheric setting whilst enhancing the unique character of the building itself.

Never underestimate the importance of lighting as it plays a big part in creating a special atmosphere.

Don’t waste the opportunity to wow your guests before they enter the venue for the evening celebration. It may be possible to light up the exterior of the building for that instant impact.

Many of our wedding couples here at Capesthorne have chosen this option.

We are partnered with Lightech Sound and Light Ltd who are one of the leading names in lighting and firework displays.

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Wedding Gift Experiences

Wedding Gift Experiences

Why is an experience better than a gift?

Many couples these days will have set up home long before their engagement and so the tradition of buying homewares no longer works for them.

By having an experience as a gift, you are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

If you already have all the basics covered in your home an experience is a great way to keep the wedding excitement going.

Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to do? Or a passion or a hobby that you have that you’ve always wanted to explore?

Here are some ideas to get you started!

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Creating Your Wedding List

Creating Your Wedding List

Having a wedding list allows your loved ones to choose something from your list that they know you will love. It takes the stress away but still gives them choice.

You could have your list with one of the large department stores such as John Lewis, or choose an online wedding list service – popular ones include Prezola, Amazon and The Wedding Shop.

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The History Of Bridesmaids

The History Of Bridesmaids

We all know that bridesmaids serve an important role – planning hen parties, standing by the bride’s side, and supporting her emotionally through the entire planning process. However, it might surprise you to find out that the history of the bridesmaids isn’t so glamorous. In fact, the role of the bridesmaid and the bridal party has evolved over time. So while the duties of modern bridesmaids might seem daunting, they actually have it much easier than bridesmaids of the past.

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Bridesmaid Proposal Box Ideas

Bridesmaid Proposal Box Ideas

Giving a bridesmaid proposal box is such a lovely way to invite your future bridesmaids to be by your side on your special day.

There are boxes available for every type of wedding and budget. From wellness and relaxation boxes to skincare and even sweet treats.

If you’re a bride to be busy planning your wedding, we have selected some of our favourites to help you show your future bridesmaids just how much you appreciate them!

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Essential Beauty Products for Your Wedding Day

Essential Beauty Products for Your Wedding Day

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