Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Picture of the Day – Green Antlers Photography

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Bride and groom in field in hazy sunshine - Picture by Green Antlers Photography

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A Relaxed Winter Wedding in a Pub

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An amazing pair of glittery Christian Louboutin shoes feature in today’s fabulous winter woodland wedding… oh, and a pub!

Jade and Danny wanted an informal affair so The Alma Inn was the perfect venue. This quaint, intimate country pub, with its roaring fires and rustic charm, was an amazing setting for their big day. The ‘winter woodland’ wedding styling featured hessian runners and sashes, winter flowers and pine cones, wood slices and lots of candles to add to the ambiance.

Bride and groom walking down country road

To complement the styling, the groomsmen wore trendy tweed suits, with Danny wearing his with a burgundy bow tie. Jade wore a lovely faux fur wrap which looked incredible against the backdrop of the surrounding rolling hills.

Rachel Joyce Photography’s pictures of Jade and Danny’s wedding tell the story of their day beautifully…

“When we began the planning process we started with a strong idea of what we didn’t want. Nothing too grand or formal; it was our day and we would do it exactly how we wanted. It was important to us both that we had a relaxed (but well organised so we could relax) day surrounded by our closest family and friends. So an intimate venue with only the traditions we really wanted were a must.

Intimate Country Gem

“I’d always thought I wanted a summer wedding; it was Danny who suggested winter. Although not entirely set upon the season we began visiting venues. When we visited our very first venue, The Alma Inn, in late November 2016, we knew it was the one. An intimate little country gem filled with lots of quirky features, Chesterfield sofas and roaring open fires. The breakfast room, with its beautiful beams and pastel colour scheme, was the perfect space for the ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Alma Inn sign

Wedding dress hanging on wardrobe

Sparkly Christian Louboutin wedding shoes

Winter wedding bouquet

Coat hanger with bridesmaid's name on it

Bridesmaid sitting on bed

Bridesmaid survival kit bag

“With the venue as our inspiration I began planning the decor. I’d describe the theme as classic ‘winter woodland’. The colour scheme consisted of forest green and cream with a touch of wine red and champagne. I detest anything tacky and I’m not a fan of bright red, so tinsel was banned! Instead we decorated the venue with hessian runners and sashes, hand-painted baskets of winter flowers and pine cones, rustic wood slices and Love letters, candle lanterns and decorated ladders as a non-traditional table plan. I spent more than a few hours on Pinterest!”

Classy and Understated

“The men’s suits and bridesmaid dresses also reflected the theme. The girls wore forest green lace detailed dresses and the men wore brown and green tweed suits. The look was perfect for winter, classy and understated.

Bridesmaid watching bride have her make-up done

Doing up back of bride's dress

Bride just put dress on

Bride holding necklace

Bridesmaids' reaction to seeing bride in dress for first time

“I chose a champagne gold fishtail dress with lots of sparkle and lace detail. It was the opposite of what I expected (I began my search looking for a simple ivory ball gown) but I knew it was the one when I just couldn’t stop smiling in it. I complemented it with a simple updo and rose gold accessories and shoes… oh the shoes! Christian Louboutin and worth every second of pain, though I have to admit I had changed into pumps by the wedding breakfast!”

Bride wearing her wedding dress

Bride holding winter wedding bouquet

Groom adjusting bow tie in mirror

Groom in tweed suit and bow tie

Groom's winter buttonhole Wedding rings in best man's hand

Groom and groomsmen

Wedding order of the day sign

Amazing Memories

“There are so many amazing memories from the day. From the memory album Danny made and gave to me on the morning of the wedding, to revealing the dress to my bridesmaids for the first time and seeing their reactions (which made me cry instantly). Then there was the overwhelming wave of emotion when I turned the corner with my mum by my side to see Danny (also tearful) and all our loved ones. Also the speeches (where I did my bit for feminism and delivered one), the first dance (Whitney Houston’s My Love is Your Love), the sparkler send-off which was so much fun and, of course, dancing the night away after more than one or two shots. It was a non-stop flurry of amazing memories.

Hessian sashes on wedding chairs

Choose a seat wedding sign

Bride walking down the aisle

Groom turning to see bride walk down the aisle

Bride and groom at altar

Wedding ceremony in The Alma Inn pub

“As husband and wife we both felt our favourite aspect was the ceremony. It was without doubt the most romantic moment of my life. We wrote our own vows together and repeated them back to each other, and we had two beautiful readings from a close friend and Danny’s sister. It was truly magical.”

Bride and groom saying wedding vows

Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom leave wedding ceremony

Bride and groom in ceremony room at The Alma Inn pub

Groom with hands on bride's face

Groom kissing bride on the head

Groom with bride in fur shrug

Bride and groom holding hands

Bride and groom resting heads on each other


“Many guests remarked on how much they enjoyed the entertainment provided. We had a fantastic solo guitarist during the wedding breakfast who created a really relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Then a sparkler send off to follow the meal and the arrival of ‘Magic Andy’ leading into the evening reception. This was the perfect ‘filler’ for that little bit of time between the meal and reception, and our magician was nothing short of incredible! We also had a home made photo booth and a candy station. Both had a low-key, vintage look in keeping with the rest of the theme.”

Bride with bridesmaids

Bridesmaids holding winter wedding bouquets

Winter wedding flowers in crates

Ladder wedding seating plan

Seating plan card

Rustic winter styled wedding table

Winter wedding table decor

Winter Menu

“Food wise, our venue did an impeccable job. As it was winter we served mini dessert canapés (mince pies, cinnamon dough balls and rum chocolate truffles) with hot mulled wine after the ceremony. The meal was a set three courses. A warming winter soup followed by chicken and our favourite dessert- sticky toffee pudding and custard! All washed down with copious amount of wine. Our cake was a scrumptious three tier ‘naked’ wedding cake, decorated with fresh flowers and in three different flavours (Victoria sponge, lemon and chocolate).”

Wedding top table

Alcohol miniature wedding favour

Naked wedding cake

Old photos of bride and groom

Dog in pub

Remember What’s Important

“For me planning was a breeze. We did it over a year and my motto was ‘little and often’. The teacher in me helped us to stay organised, and because of that I didn’t get too stressed. Also, personal touches really make the day memorable for all.

Bride smiling

Bride wedding speech

Men laughing at wedding speech

Wedding toast after speeches

“We feel it is really important to adopt a ‘whatever will be will be’ attitude too. The night before the wedding the cake tipped over in transport and we had to call out an emergency ‘icer’! After a brief panic my bridal party plied me with wine and it was back to looking brand new in no time. From that point on anything that didn’t go to plan was water off a duck’s back. You really don’t care if the seating plan isn’t exactly where you imagined, and nobody else does either. Don’t get stressed over the little things; it’s not what’s important or what anybody remembers.

Wedding sweet station

Guest book sign

Photo booth sign


“Finally, ensure you steal some time for just the two of you. We decided to take our little dog Alfie on a walk for a few minutes during the evening reception so we could take it all in. It was so lovely to share those private moments to reflect on the day so far.”

Wedding first dance

Bride and groom dancing

Bride and groom on dance floor

Dancing at wedding

Bride and groom walking through wedding guests holding sparklers

Bride and groom under street light at night

Photography: Rachel Joyce Photography

Venue and Catering: The Alma Inn, Colne, Lancashire

Wedding Dress: From Emma Hartley

Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Groomsmen Suits: Next

Flowers: The Borrowers

Wedding Cake: Made by Family Friend

Stationery: Etsy

Musician: Michael Mulholland

Magician: Andrew Dean

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Picture of the Day – Steve Fuller Photography

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Bride and groom with the backdrop of Santorini - Picture by Steve Fuller Photography

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Hen Party Fun with Butlers in the Buff

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Not every girl wants to be confronted with a full-on nude man on her hen do. So if you are organising a hen party and fancy a little bit of nudity, without the full monty, then you should consider Butlers in the Buff.

Butlers in the Buff are hunky, fun, party butlers. You can book a butler (or two, or three) to come and join your hen party and provide some of the entertainment.

Butler in the Buff Making Cocktails

No Embarrassing Performances

The butlers wear nothing but a bottom-revealing apron, collar cuffs and a bow tie, meaning you can still enjoy a little bit of nudity but without the embarrassment of seeing, um, it all!

How about a handsome butler to help mix and serve your cocktails to ensure you don’t have to lift a finger… sounds good. Butlers in the Buff will get involved with whatever your plans are. He/they can serve you dinner or drinks, organise games, or just join the party – you will love having a butler!

Butlers in the Buff Afternoon Tea

I recently organised a Butler in the Buff for a hen party in Bournemouth, and he was amazing. A gentleman called Sebastian came to the house we were staying in and really got the party started. As we were a group of 24 ladies who didn’t all know each other, it was great to have a butler to get us all in the party spirit. Sebastian organised games and served our drinks (far too many drinks!).

Guess the Bum

Our Butler in the Buff was a surprise for our bride-to-be. To introduce her butler, rather than just bringing him into the room, we played a game ‘guess the bum’. We blindfolded her and made her feel some of the hen’s bums and see if she could guess whose bum it was. Then we stuck the Butler in the Buff into the line, and she got a bit of a shock! Of course, you don’t have to do it that way. There are more suggestions and also lots of games on the Butlers in the Buff website.

You don’t need a mansion to have your own personal party butler. Butlers in the Buff serve in private homes, hotel suites and even poolside or on the beach. Book your scantily clad server for your hen do and celebrate in style, without fear of shocking or embarrassing performances.

Butlers in the Buff cover the whole of the UK, so no matter where your hen party is, a butler can join your party. Remember to check your venue will allow a Butler in the Buff though, as you don’t want the disappointment of them turning him away.

I can promise you’ll have such fun if a Butler in the Buff comes to your hen party! Find out more on the Butlers in the Buff website

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Picture of the Day – Gianni Di Natale Photographers

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Bride and groom with backdrop of Ravello, Italy, and dark clouds overhead - Picture by Gianni Di Natale Photographer

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Win £500 of Wedding Suit Hire from Stephen Bishop Suiting

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The Wedding Community has teamed up with Stephen Bishop Suiting to offer you the chance to win £500 of wedding suit hire.

Stephen Bishop’s 25 years of experience has helped design a truly exclusive formal wear range for you. To complement this, Stephen Bishop has a desire to offer a unique experience for men so they feel as important as the bride.

Groomsmen Wearing Blue Morning Suits

At their fabulous shop in Woking, Surrey, you’ll find everything from traditional tails to designer suits, for men and boys. A wonderful selection of lightweight, tradition and designer fit suits, as well as a range of exclusive accessories, will provide you with the most up to date, fashionable look for your big day.

How to Enter

For your chance to win this fantastic prize simply answer the following question…


Competition Start and End Dates

This competition will start on 29th May 2017 and end at 12noon on 31st July 2017.

Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering the competition you are accepting these terms and conditions
  2. The promoter of this prize draw is Stephen Bishop Suiting, whose registered address is at 28 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BW
  3. The prize is £500 of wedding suit hire from Stephen Bishop Suiting
  4. Competition closes at 12noon on 31st July 2017
  5. The Wedding Community will choose a winner at random and notify them via the email address used to enter
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  7. Only one entry allowed per person
  8. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-negotiable
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Friday, May 26, 2017

New Beverley Edmondson Millinery Boutique Opens in Surrey

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British milliner Beverley Edmondson has opened a new boutique in Surrey to cater for all your headwear needs. Inside this luxurious Aladdin’s Cave you’ll find over 200 hat and fascinator designs in a whole array of different colours and styles.

Established for over 10 years, the award-winning brand crafts amazing headpieces for films, TV and royalty, as well as wedding-goers and race-day attendees.

Silver-Grey Sequin Pillbox Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery

Situated a short walk from Farnham station, there are multiple car parks within walking distance to the new store. There’s also the bonus of an on-site studio for millinery workshops, hen parties and events.

Personalised Experience

The shop is open for walk-ins, but those who book in advance receive a one-on-one, personalised experience with Beverley herself. As Creative Director and Chief Milliner she is fully-qualified to help you find your dream headpiece.

Whether you’re a seasoned hat wearer or it’s your first time trying a fascinator, Beverley’s wealth of knowledge will guide you through every step of your all-important purchase. Discuss the particular occasion you are buying for and the look you are trying to achieve and Beverley will select the most beautiful styles suited to you. If there’s not something perfect within the 200 pieces in stock Beverley can even create a completely bespoke design for you.

Large Gold Wedding Hat - Beverley Edmondson Millinery Pink and Cream Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery

As well as local customers, Beverley Edmondson Millinery also has clients from across the globe. Beverley can arrange Skype consultations or clients based further afield. This will help gauge the sort of style of headpiece you are looking for without you having to step foot out of your front door.

Not Just Headpieces

It’s not just beautiful headpieces the boutique stocks. Beverly Edmondson Millinery offers “everything but the dress, for the entire bridal party”. The store is home to cover-ups, clutch bags and Rainbow Club shoes, and also stocks a wide range of ties and pocket squares for the boys.

Deep Purple Floral Quilled Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery Classic Black Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery

An alterations service is available on pre-purchased hats and headpieces, and they can create corsages out of any fabric.

So whether you’re a mother of the bride looking for a wow-factor piece for the big day, or you’re a wedding guest looking for a little guidance about headwear, the new Beverley Edmondson Millinery boutique is the place to go.

Visit the new boutique at 27a The Borough, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NJ, or visit the website

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Picture of the Day – Ed and Aileen Photography

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Happy bride and groom holding each other as confetti falls around them - Picture by Ed and Aileen Photography

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How to Make Something of Your Confetti Moment

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The confetti moment continues to stand the test of time. The throwing of confetti features at most weddings, at the point where the couple have just married and can start to relax and really enjoy their day. And what could be better than having your nearest and dearest shower you with beautiful natural petal confetti.

So, why not make something of your confetti moment. Break the mould and do something unique by capturing some alternative confetti photographs. Shropshire Petals share their favourite ideas…

Blow Petals at the Camera

Bride and groom blowing confetti from their hands

Blowing confetti at the camera makes for a stunning photograph, and you can make this as intimate or as fun as you like. Why not get your photographer to capture you blowing into the camera and then groups of your guests too. After the wedding you could print the pictures onto separate canvasses as a great feature for your home.

Romantic Petal Path

What could be more romantic than walking on a bed of petals down the aisle towards your other half, to your favourite song or tune.

Bride and groom on path of confetti petals

Scatter petals down a pre-made aisle or make one by lining each side with small glass jars filled with fresh flowers. You can scatter as much or as little confetti as you like to create the path, depending on how dense you want it to be.

Ask your photographer to take some photographs of you both standing on your path with guests throwing confetti over you too.

Just the Girls

Bride and bridesmaids throwing confetti in the air

Every bride wants photographs of herself with her bridesmaids, so use your confetti to make some fun memories. You could each take a handful of confetti and throw it up above you, allowing the petals to fall slowly over you all.

Helping Hands

Someone holding confetti in their hands

Confetti might be one of the first or last things you order, but many couples forget to photograph it on its own as a detail to remember. We love photographs of bridesmaids holding a handful of confetti, which will also make another great photograph for your wall. Just get your bridesmaid to hold her hands together to form a bowl, and then place enough confetti in her hands to fill them.

Fun with the Children

Are you having a flower girl or children at your wedding you want to create some unforgettable moments for? Why not capture some fun photographs of confetti being thrown over them. You can use some of your venue’s features, such as a swing or water feature, to capture some special moments.

Flower girl on swing as confetti falls around her

Make the children feel part of the wedding by telling them that they will be having their own special confetti moment. This will definitely be a photograph you will cherish.

So, as well as your traditional confetti shot, don’t forget to keep a few handfuls of confetti back or order a little extra so you can have fun creating memories!

You can pick and mix your own unique natural petal confetti at

Images from… Blowing Confetti: Natascha Grunert | Petal Path and Confetti in Hands: Shropshire Petals | Bridesmaids: wolken-mit-i | Flower Girl on Swing: Bo Chic

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Picture of the Day – Naomi Jane Photography

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Bride and groom holding balloons as the sun sets - Picture by Naomi Jane Photography

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A Colourful Wedding in Antigua, Guatemala

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When wedding planner Pilu of Dream Events sent us the pictures by Alejandro Sandoval of this wedding we knew we had to feature it. Not only is this wedding fabulously colourful, but we’ve never featured a wedding in Guatemala before.

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Sindy and Carlos’s wedding is full of Guatemalan culture; the historical church where the ceremony took place, the incredible textiles (you have to see the bride’s shoes!) and the Zacapa rum that was poured into the guests’ mouths during the evening festivities.

So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!

“Carlos and Sindy’s typical Guatemalan wedding took place in Antigua. It’s a colourful, magical and very peculiar village at the skirts of the grandiose volcano, Volcán de Agua.

Bridal shoes with bright stitched patterned heel

Bride having make-up done

Bride looking at camera as she has make-up done

Bride standing at window as bridesmaids pull out train of her dress

Bride looking out of window

Bride helping father with cufflinks

Bride standing by stairwell

Bride with bridesmaids in mismatched mink dresses

Groom and groomsmen

Flower girls

Wedding rings


Colourful bridal bouquet

Iconic Temple Ceremony

“Sindy, as a token of her love towards Carlos, converted to the Catholic religion so they could marry in the famous La Merced church. Built in the 1750s, this iconic temple of the town of Antigua stood strong even after several earthquakes that destroyed other parts of Antigua in 1773, 1874 and 1976.

Father walking bride to wedding ceremony

Bride and father entering La Merced church in Guatemala

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom sitting at altar in La Merced church in Guatemala

Wedding ceremony in in La Merced church in Guatemala

Groom putting ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kiss in La Merced church in Guatemala

Silhouette of bride and groom walking out of wedding ceremony in La Merced church in Guatemala

“The robust construction is one of the most emblematic buildings in Antigua, Guatemala. Its yellow facade wall and the lordly front wooden door are characteristic enough to attract all tourists and locals.”

Bride and groom kissing against wall

Bride and groom about to kiss

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Bride and groom facing each other holding hands

Bride and groom on the streets of Antigua, Guatemala

Bride in foreground groom in background

Bride and groom under Santa Catalina Arch and clock tower in Guatemala

Bride and groom with fountain in background

Bride and groom looking over shoulders at camera

Bride and bridesmaids standing in a V shape

Groom and groomsmen standing in a V shape

Typical Guatemalan Feel

“They chose the wedding venue, Hotel Casa Blanca, for its particularities. A moving rooftop that permitted dancing under the stars, a living tree inside the stage where the group led the party and the vestiges of colonial walls surrounding guests made a more typical Guatemalan look and feel possible.

Wedding reception in Hotel Casa Blanca, Guatemala

Wedding sweet table

Glasses of pink fizz

Floral lantern wedding table centrepiece

Bride and groom first dance

Large tiered wedding cake

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

“They had wanted a Guatemalan wedding theme from the beginning. As the bride’s family were coming from all over the country the couple wanted to highlight the importance of their own culture. Guatemala and its customs came to life through the colours, details, textiles, Zacapa rum and the chosen venues.”

Wedding singer

Bride and groom about to limbo dance under light string

Bride and groom pouring rum into guest's mouth

Groom pouring rum into guest's mouth

Woman singing at wedding

Bride and groom

Photographer: Alejandro Sandoval

Wedding Planner: Dream Events

Church: La Merced, Antigua, Guatemala

Reception Venue: Hotel Casa Blanca, Antigua, Guatemala

Wedding Dress: Weddings Vestidos de Novia

Bride’s Shoes: Cristha Fuentes

Bridal Accessories: Bride’s Family

Florist: Maples y Margaritas

Catering: Eventos Adriana

Wedding Cake: Bri & D’s Bakery

Entertainment and Candy Bar: Grupo La Bulla

Hair Stylist: Vilma Coy

Make-Up: Vivi Jo Make-Up

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