Top Foreign Wedding Destinations

Top Foreign Wedding Destinations For many couples, the idea of getting married in the UK is hugely unappealing. And with an estimated one in four couples tying the knot abroad, destination weddings are undeniably popular. If you are dreaming of saying your vows on foreign shores, here are some pointers to help with choosing your top foreign wedding destination. Consider emotional attachments Do you and your husband or wife-to-be have a shared emotional attachment to a particular country? Perhaps […]

Fantastic Wedding Entertainment

Fantastic Wedding Entertainment Are you seeking wedding entertainment? Every bride and groom dreams of the perfect wedding – a day full of happiness, celebration and life long memories, for all who are a part of the occasion.  Whatever the budget, that never changes. […]

5 Exclusive Use Wedding Venues

5 Exclusive Use Wedding Venues Booking a venue is one of the most exciting elements of wedding planning. Setting the tone for the entire day, it needs to fit perfectly with your ideas, theme and personality, and the best thing is – there are so many to choose from! For a truly special experience, exclusive use venues allow you and your family free rein, because the place is entirely yours! Whether you hire for a day or a weekend, exclusive use venues are a superb way to share your special day – in its entirety – with every person you hold dear. To follow are 5 unique, exclusive use venues for your wedding day. 1. Historical: Carberry Tower, East Lothian Situated just fifteen minutes from the enchanted city of Edinburgh and a mere ten minutes from the Scottish coast, Carberry Tower, an extraordinary 15th century castle, is an excellent choice for couples seeking a historic wedding venue. Surrounded by 35 acres of landscape garden, the grounds house a chapel with a 150 capacity, perfect for large wedding ceremonies. Carberry Tower also boasts a number of charming function rooms, including Ceilidh Hall which opens out into an enclosed garden and is ideal for banquets, and Elphinstone Room which exhibits breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding estate. […]

6 Ideas for your First Dance

6 Ideas for your First Dance Award-winning actor Johnny Depp once said “The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me.” And he’s certainly not alone in his fear, with hundreds upon thousands of people worldwide suffering from chorophobia: a fear of dancing (yes – it has a name!). There is, however, one occasion where dancing is truly unavoidable: the first dance on your wedding day. Whether you’re a dancing queen or a serious sufferer of chorophobia, I’ve compiled my 6 favourite ideas for your first dance to eliminate stress and inject fun into this part of your day. 1. Choreographed to perfection If you have plenty of time to prepare for your first dance, why not […]

Beyond the First Dance: Wedding Music Ideas

Beyond the First Dance: Wedding Music Ideas If you thought the most important music for your wedding was the first dance song, it’s time to rethink your preconceptions. Chosen with thought and care, wedding music can perfectly compliment your chosen theme, venue, and format for the day. From the ceremony right through to last orders, music can completely transform the atmosphere of a wedding; turning a previously staid ambience into an air of celebration and festivity. From magical to romantic and all-out rock ‘n rolling, here are some wedding music ideas to get you started. 1. Music for the Ceremony If you’ve seen the now classic romantic comedy Love Actually, there’s no forgetting the wedding scene featuring the wonderful Keira Knightley. Turning to […]

Unconventional Wedding Cakes

Unconventional Wedding Cakes From the dress to the ceremony, weddings have undergone a total revamp of late. Tradition is well and truly out, and self-expression is in: opening up a whole new world of possibilities for the bride and groom to be. Here I look at the realm of the wedding cake, with some unconventional ideas for you to explore! First, a look at the traditional wedding cake. A multi-tiered fruit cake, covered in white royal icing and decorated – often with ornate piping – it is one of the centerpieces of a wedding reception, with the ceremonious ‘cake cutting’ providing one of the key photo opportunities of the day. Today, wedding cakes are often more unconventional; experimenting with different flavours, decorations and themes. Here are some of my favourite unconventional wedding cakes. Hand painted cakes For the bride and groom looking for a true jaw-dropper of a cake, hand painted decoration can be truly stunning. Using white icing as the canvas, edible decoration is applied with a paintbrush. I love this version from Lorna’s Cakery (right) – it’s elegant, stylish and totally one-of-a-kind. […]

5 Awe-Inspiring European Wedding Destinations

5 Awe-Inspiring European Wedding Destinations Not everyone dreams of getting married close to home. In fact, the idea of a European destination wedding is the idea of heaven for many couples – with the allure of beautiful beaches, striking mountain ranges, delicious food and that unforgettable ‘holiday feeling’ proving too difficult to ignore. If you’re thinking about tying the knot abroad, here is my pick of 5 awe-inspiring European wedding destinations. 1. Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain Nestled in the heart of Barcelona, Casa Batlló is an incredible, fantastical building designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi – the visionary behind the masterpiece La Sagrada Familia – […]