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Choosing your wedding photographer may seem like an impossible task. After all, there seems to be a huge choice, with differing styles, budgets and packages, and yet, this may be one of the most important decisions when it comes to your wedding.

How to Get the Most out of Your Wedding Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer may seem like an impossible task. After all, there seems to be a huge choice, with differing styles, budgets and packages, and yet, this may be one of the most important decisions when it comes to your wedding.

Apr 10 2018


There are lots of reasons to opt for seasonal wedding flowers. It can be a good way to maximise your budget and achieve great value for money.

A Simple Guide to Seasonal Wedding Flowers

There are lots of reasons to opt for seasonal wedding flowers. It can be a good way to maximise your budget and achieve great value for money.

Mar 22 2018


Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and far too much work for one person to handle alone. Luckily, there are two of you in your relationship!

Wedding Planning Tips for Grooms

Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and far too much work for one person to handle alone. Luckily, there are two of you in your relationship!

Mar 07 2018


Exchanging vows on the sand is seriously dreamy, but planning a beach wedding isn’t without its challenges.

7 Top Tips for Planning Your Perfect Beach Wedding

Exchanging vows on the sand is seriously dreamy, but planning a beach wedding isn’t without its challenges.

Feb 22 2018


No matter how organised you are, the last few days before your wedding will be hectic and busy. There’s an awful lot to remember and if your celebration isn’t taking place locally, there are travel arrangements to contend with too.

Your Wedding Week To-Do List

No matter how organised you are, the last few days before your wedding will be hectic and busy. There’s an awful lot to remember and if your celebration isn’t taking place locally, there are travel arrangements to contend with too.

Feb 17 2018


The tradition of the ‘best man’ is thought to have originated with the Germanic Goths of the 16th century. Back then, he was the ‘best man’ for, specifically, the job of stealing the bride from her neighbouring community or disapproving family. He was probably the best swordsman too....

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Best Man

The tradition of the ‘best man’ is thought to have originated with the Germanic Goths of the 16th century. Back then, he was the ‘best man’ for, specifically, the job of stealing the bride from her neighbouring community or disapproving family. He was probably the best swordsman too....

Feb 09 2018


Saint Lucia provides such a wonderful location for couples planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. From romantic couples resorts to places where your guests with families will be welcomed and wonderfully provided for.

Getting Married In Saint Lucia: What You Need to Know

Saint Lucia provides such a wonderful location for couples planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. From romantic couples resorts to places where your guests with families will be welcomed and wonderfully provided for.

Jan 25 2018


Shopping for your wedding dress should be a fun, joyful experience. It’s all about spending time with your bridesmaids, maybe the odd glass of bubbly, and a few happy tears when you find ‘the one’. What’s not to love?!

How to Get the Most from Your Bridal Boutique Appointment

Shopping for your wedding dress should be a fun, joyful experience. It’s all about spending time with your bridesmaids, maybe the odd glass of bubbly, and a few happy tears when you find ‘the one’. What’s not to love?!

Dec 19 2017


Last month I had the pleasure of attending a familiarisation trip to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The perfect destination wedding planning fact finding experience.

Destination St. Lucia - Beautiful Beaches, Breathtaking Mountains and So Much More

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a familiarisation trip to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The perfect destination wedding planning fact finding experience.

Dec 18 2017


Organising any large celebration or event can be stressful, but weddings are weighted with even more importance. There’s so much to do and so many things to consider.

5 Self Care Tips to Help You Survive Wedding Planning

Organising any large celebration or event can be stressful, but weddings are weighted with even more importance. There’s so much to do and so many things to consider.

Dec 14 2017