French Inspired Weddings

Whether it be Parisian sophistication, Riviera glamour, or Provence elegance, the French undeniably know how to do aesthetics. Whilst we are on the topic of French weddings, they also have an entirely different approach to the whole affair.

Here are some things that we love about both the style and philosophy behind quintessentially French weddings: Read more

The Modern Day Bride

Featuring Halfpenny London

Oh the woes of being a modern day Bride! As if defining your personal style wasn’t hard enough, translating that style as a Bride or Groom is the peak of all style challenges. Image speaks volumes about who a person is, what they want and what is important to them, which is why Bride and Groom style can present such a conundrum.

It’s rare, therefore, to come across a bridal range that caters to the modern day woman, in all her different tastes, values, shapes and sizes, but also pays due diligence to some of the most inspiring fashions from across the decades.

Kate Halfpenny of Halfpenny London does just that and it’s no wonder that the British Bridal industry is all a fluster about her. With multiple features on Love My Dress (Love My Dress), Rock My Wedding (Rock My Wedding) and mentioned in Vogue’s top designers to watch in 2017, we decided to join in sharing the excitement over this innovative designer with our Cheshire Brides.

Here are 5 things that we think are awesome about being a Modern Bride: Read more

Wedding Hair Trends

Wedding hair can become a bit of an enigma, when dresses, flowers and even accessories tend to get first port of call before the Bride’s mane gets a look in. We find that Brides can get themselves all in a tangle over whether to wear their hair up, or down…then whether to go neat and sleek, or wild and messy…straight or curly, elegant or boho, understated or statement!

We are here to make it simple for you with three current, popular styles, within which there is plenty of scope for inspiration. And the best thing? They are all fool proof, easy and fuss free! Read more

Reasons to Wear Bridal Separates

Watters, Monsoon, Charlotte Balbier, Kate Beaumont, Laure De Sagazan…these are just a few of the Bridal Designer names that have cleverly jumped on board the Bridal Separates wagon. Whether it be a risqué midriff baring two piece, or a sneaky slip with overlay, the skirt and top ensemble is achingly cool and contemporary. Separates certainly veer away from the more traditional wedding attire, but here are 5 reasons to give them careful consideration. Read more

Springtime Wedding Seasonal Cocktails

With the success of our last Cocktail themed post during the Winter, we thought a follow up of Springtime wedding cocktails might be helpful. If you would like to exchange the customary glass of Prosecco at your drinks reception for some delicious and alcoholic springtime magic in a glass, simply hand these recipes to your catering team and bar staff. Be sure to try them out at home beforehand ….. Read more

Spring Wedding Inspiration

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”   Pablo Neruda

Spring is coming and along with it the flurry of excitement for Springtime weddings! Whether you are at the end of planning your wedding this Springtime, or looking for inspiration for your Spring wedding next year (or the year after), we have come up with 5 essential pieces of inspiration, to ensure your day is full of sunshine, no matter what the weather brings. Read more

DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY weddings are on the rise as a response to the continuing inflation of rates within the wedding industry. But D0-It-Yourself projects aren’t just for the budget conscious, nor just or the creative spirits, but are a perfect way of bringing people together and making the run up to your wedding super fun and memorable.

Leave plenty of time in advance to try and test these ideas, to avoid the process becoming too stressful!

Here are five of our favourite DIY wedding projects that can give the WOW factor to your wedding day… Read more

Pre-Raphaelite Inspired Wedding Dresses

The Pre-Raphaelites were a group of artists founded in the mid 1800’s, who rejected classical approaches to art, filled with ostentatious poses, glamour and refinery. They favoured the return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Italian art. In addition, they saw imitation of nature as central to the purpose of art. They summarised their motivation as follows:

  • to have genuine ideas to express;
  • to study Nature attentively, so as to know how to express them;
  • to sympathise with what is direct and serious and heartfelt in previous art, to the exclusion of what is conventional and self-parading and learned by rote; and
  • most indispensable of all, to produce thoroughly good pictures and statues.

(Cited from Wikipedia)

You can see why modern bridal designers have looked to this movement for inspiration. If you are looking for a wedding dress (and indeed overall wedding style) that is natural, organic, ethereal and honest, look no further. Here are just a few things we love about these Pre-Raphaelite inspired wedding dresses. Read more

Table Decor Inspiration

With the wedding industry booming more than ever, it has become increasingly difficult for couples to dream up unique ways to dress their wedding breakfast. The tradition of the wedding breakfast is multifaceted; it is a way of blessing the union that has just occurred, celebrating it, thanking those involved, but nowadays also a form of entertainment. How the wedding breakfast tables are dressed is almost like setting the staging area for your guests to get to know one another, get to know more about the couple and is imperative in setting the tone for the day.

Rather than this important feature of a wedding becoming another headache, here are 5 ways to ensure your tables make your guests feel at home, as well as your wedding breakfast looking beautiful. Read more

Woodland Animal Wedding Theme

If you are looking for a wedding style that is slightly out of the ordinary, earthy, natural, cute and magical, then look no further than a woodland wedding theme. Woodland animal illustration is rife throughout the creative world, appearing on numerous forms of stationary, fine art prints, baking and confectionery and jewellery. In our cool UK climate, woodland weddings themselves are a bit of a risk taker, but there’s nothing stopping you from creating the Midsummer Nights Dream/ Narnia effect indoors. Here are some basics to set you on your way for your dreamy woodland themed wedding…  Read more