5 Reasons to…

… Get Married Abroad

top-10-tips-for-weddings-abroad-bannerThere are many obvious reasons to wed in your homeland, where the nuptials are more easily accessible and everyone knows what to expect. You can choose from a multitude of possible venues including unusual wedding venues and unique wedding venues.

There are some equally obvious snags to taking the celebrations to a more exotic location. A decade ago, destination weddings were a rarity, but today more and more couples are choosing to tie the knot in lands further afield. From a guest perspective, it’s easy to be negative, but when you think carefully about it there are some fantastic reasons. Read more

Seasonal Bridal Bouquets

exotic-fall-wedding-bouquetOf course there are thousands of uber-talented florists out there to guide you with your floral inspirations for your wedding, but before embarking on your consultation with them it’s worthwhile having done a little research into which flowers are in season and how you might like them shaped and textured. Consider also your dress, theme and venue. If you have a unique wedding venue, such as a stately home, it might be prudent to style your flowers accordingly. Whereas a Tipi wedding or an unusual wedding venue might afford a little more earthly, raw, natural approach.

Big, wild and textured bouquets are trending right now and why on earth not. When you have just one, special day to hold flowers, why not go all out?

Equally, structured and tightly bound bouquets continue to be timeless and fuss-free.

Here is a condensed guide of popular flowers within each UK season and pictorial inspiration to match.

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Essential Stately Home Wedding Inspiration

LoggiaIf you are looking for a unique wedding venue why not consider a Stately Home, a Hall or a Castle wedding venue. Here are some ideas to inspire you….

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5 Inspiring Styles ….

… for Grooms

It’s easy for weddings to become all about the Brides. And quite right too…to an extent. But lets not  stereotype the sexes in this day and age and give the men credit where credit is due. All grooms deserve to look and feel just as fabulous on their wedding day and also deserve their say. But choosing a wedding outfit can be just as challenging for the boys as for the girls, if not perhaps more so. There are possibly more expectations about traditional male attire than about women’s. Therefore, we’ve put together five ideas to help inspire all the grooms out there and give you some encouragement and direction.  Read more

10 Unhelpful Questions….

Question-Mark_V31…to Ask an Engaged Couple

Before you get too bogged down in arguments about whether to have a castle wedding venue or not, whether to have a church or civil ceremony and whether the chicken or the beef, prepare yourself for the series of ‘well meant’ questions from friends, family and random enquirers. You can expect any of the following and recommend having a good laugh about it now.

For readers who know someone who is engaged – have a care and avoid pestering them with the following 10 unhelpful questions –

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Magical Inspiration for Your Country Wedding

Lights CollageWhen you think of a country wedding, images of rolling landscape, tweed and hay bales spring to mind. All wonderful things, but how do you make yet another country wedding that little bit different, unique and truly magical? It might be useful, particularly to those looking for the epitome Cheshire country wedding, to consider some alternative spins on country inspiration.

In the countryside counties you have some unique wedding venues on offer – barns, stately homes, castles, you name it. But why not draw your inspiration from the nature surrounding these wedding venues.  Read more

Reasons to Have a Tipi Wedding

Capesthorne Tipi Cover Picture

Who’s not heard or seen the Tipi trend for weddings? Guaranteed to make your photographer giddy with glee, these are very unique wedding venues. If you’re mmm-ing and aah-ing about whether to go down this route, here are a few thoughts that might tip the balance. Read more

5 Inspiring Styles for Bridesmaids

Skirts2Some Brides choose to have an entourage of bridesmaids beside them on their wedding day. Others opt for one or two. Either way, dressing your closest female friends can be an arduous task! For one, it’s an uncomfortable prospect dictating to another woman how to dress, quite aside from selecting a style to compliment their personality and shape. Should a Bride choose an outfit that reflects them, or their maids? Should you consider the type of venue, for example styling for a unique wedding venue such as a castle wedding venue? Bridesmaid style these days is ever evolving in order to help address this conundrum.

Here are 5 styles to help you dress your bridesmaids in a way that keeps everyone happy. Read more

10 Creative Ideas to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable for Your Guests: No 10


You best check this with your venue especially with Castle wedding venues or Stately Home wedding venues.  This  might be difficult to source but if achievable it’s certainly memorable. If you have any especially artistic friends, why not commission them to do a mural prior to the wedding day that guests can add to.

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10 Creative Ideas to Make Your Wedding Day Memorable for Your Guests: No 9

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We love this idea and again it’s so easy but do check with your church and your wedding venue first, especially Castle wedding venues and Stately Home wedding venues!

All you need is to create your own heart stencil, then scatter flour onto the stencil on any kind of surface to make the floors LOVELY.