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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


If you’re getting married next spring, your wedding is now 4-6 months away. It’s an exciting time, but there’s also plenty to do.

A Winter Checklist for Your Spring Wedding

If you’re getting married next spring, your wedding is now 4-6 months away. It’s an exciting time, but there’s also plenty to do.

Dec 06 2017


As the temperature in the UK drops below freezing and the Christmas ads start to appear on TV, my mind is suddenly full of winter wedding ideas.

7 Top Tips for Your Winter Wedding

As the temperature in the UK drops below freezing and the Christmas ads start to appear on TV, my mind is suddenly full of winter wedding ideas.

Nov 28 2017


A wonderful thank you card from one of our summer wedding couples.

Where Do I Start - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

A wonderful thank you card from one of our summer wedding couples.

Nov 04 2017


Absolutely thrilled and excited to let you know we're through to the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards for the 4th year running.

The Wedding Industry Awards 2018

Absolutely thrilled and excited to let you know we're through to the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards for the 4th year running.

Nov 02 2017


When you picture your wedding flowers, what do you see? A modest bouquet and some buttonholes? A handful of vases filled with pretty blooms? Or maybe your imagination runs wild and you dream of filling your wedding with as many blooms as possible?

4 Show Stopping Ideas for Your Wedding Flowers

When you picture your wedding flowers, what do you see? A modest bouquet and some buttonholes? A handful of vases filled with pretty blooms? Or maybe your imagination runs wild and you dream of filling your wedding with as many blooms as possible?

Oct 20 2017


Whether you’re serving a sit-down meal or a relaxed buffet, both you and your wedding guests will spend a considerable amount of time seated at your wedding reception tables.

Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Reception Tables

Whether you’re serving a sit-down meal or a relaxed buffet, both you and your wedding guests will spend a considerable amount of time seated at your wedding reception tables.

Sep 21 2017


Join us at Stancliffe Hall for this year's evening social event for wedding industry professionals across the Midlands.

UKAWP Midlands Mix and Mingle 2017

Join us at Stancliffe Hall for this year's evening social event for wedding industry professionals across the Midlands.

Sep 05 2017