Don’t hire a wedding photographer who…

Having difficulty deciding on your wedding photographer? Here are a few essentials to avoid to help you with this decision.

Don’t hire a photographer who…

…carries equipment that looks like it’s about to film an episode of Star Wars…

…flirts with the Bride or Groom…

…can’t get your names right…

…can’t remember your Mum’s name…

…tells you about their divorce…

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10 Things a Groom Wishes He Could Say

  1. “While you get to look like a fairytale princess, I have to dress like a bad extra from Downton Abbey. Where’s the fairness in that?”
  1. “I think your mother is actually insane.”

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10 Things a Mother of the Bride Wishes She Could Say

  1. You think this wedding is all about you? Just remember if it wasn’t for me you wouldn’t even exist.
  2. If you slouch in your wedding photographs, I will disown you.

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10 Things a Mother of the Groom Wishes She Could Say

  1. “I lie awake night after night worrying that you will break my son’s heart.”
  1. “Were you raised by a pack of wolves, or do you simply delight in having absolutely no manners?”

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10 Things a Bridesmaid Wishes They Could Say

  1. “No I am not cool with your ‘LA Chic’ theme. I feel like a lady of the night.”
  1. “I am not going on a diet to fit into a dress that should never be worn by a grown, adult, woman.

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10 Ways to Keep a Bride Happy

    You don’t have to agree with all her ideas, but being negative will only kill her dream and dampen her spirits

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Standing Upon Ceremony: Part 4


Multi-Faith Ceremonies

Here at Capesthorne Hall we have had the privilege of hosting Hindu, Muslim, Chinese and Jewish ceremonies, to name a few. Whilst writing about the various marriage ceremonies available to couples today, we wanted to give mention to the special customs of a few faith specific ceremonies. Read more

Standing Upon Ceremony: Part 3

The Small, Private Ceremony

Opting for a small and private wedding ceremony can be a difficult decision to make, particularly if you both come from large families. The reality is that someone’s feelings will be hurt by being left out.

Rather than perceive private weddings as a selfish choice, let’s consider the reasons why a couple might prefer to keep it small: Read more

Standing Upon Ceremony: Part 2

The Civil Ceremony

Although a seemingly ‘modern’ occurrence, Civil Ceremonies have been taking place in the UK since 1836.  But having a civil ceremony has become more socially and culturally accepted over the last 20 years.

Here’s a little historical context for you; it’s interesting – promise! Read more

Standing Upon Ceremony: Part 1

The Church Ceremony

We have recently been posting about all kinds of wedding traditions, from the big entrance to the wedding favours. It’s not exactly a ‘tradition’ but you may have noticed that we missed out something pretty important…The Wedding Ceremony itself!

You may think this is a given, that no-one can escape the part where you ‘do the deed’, but along with everything else the choices for the ‘I do’ part are endless with some people choosing to keep it away from the public forum. Read more