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Hands down the most fun part of wedding planning for so many brides! You can finally, legitimately walk into a bridal shop and look around without worrying anyone is going to give you a funny look…

7 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Hands down the most fun part of wedding planning for so many brides! You can finally, legitimately walk into a bridal shop and look around without worrying anyone is going to give you a funny look…

Apr 14 2015


It can be a tough decision for many couples - should we invite children to our wedding? Children at weddings can be a wonderful thing, but it’s worth having a few tricks up your sleeve to make it as stress-free as possible, for both you and the parents of little ones.

How to Accommodate Children at Your Wedding

It can be a tough decision for many couples - should we invite children to our wedding? Children at weddings can be a wonderful thing, but it’s worth having a few tricks up your sleeve to make it as stress-free as possible, for both you and the parents of little ones.

Apr 11 2015


Of course, your wedding day is indisputably all about you but if you've been a guest at a wedding you'll know how important it is to make sure your guests are looked after.

8 Ways to Really Look After Your Wedding Guests

Of course, your wedding day is indisputably all about you but if you've been a guest at a wedding you'll know how important it is to make sure your guests are looked after.

Mar 21 2015


Flowers are such a big part of the wedding day and it’s hard to see how you would do without them.

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Flowers are such a big part of the wedding day and it’s hard to see how you would do without them.

Mar 01 2015


On average, couples in the UK spend around about a year planning their big day.

Wedding Planning Checklist - 12 month Countdown

On average, couples in the UK spend around about a year planning their big day.

Feb 25 2015


The ring is on the finger and it’s finally happened, you’re engaged! Whether you’re the kind of bride who has been keeping scrapbooks of their dream wedding day since they were ten years old, or if you’re the kind who barely has a grasp on all the wedding vocabulary, the first few weeks and months of being engaged are fun and exciting. Then wedding planning reality sets in...

Why Should I Hire a Wedding Planner?

The ring is on the finger and it’s finally happened, you’re engaged! Whether you’re the kind of bride who has been keeping scrapbooks of their dream wedding day since they were ten years old, or if you’re the kind who barely has a grasp on all the wedding vocabulary, the first few weeks and months of being engaged are fun and exciting. Then wedding planning reality sets in...

Feb 20 2015


Still on Cloud 9 after last week's National Finals of the Wedding Industry Awards.

A BIG Thank You - Highly Commended Best Wedding Planner Award

Still on Cloud 9 after last week's National Finals of the Wedding Industry Awards.

Jan 22 2015


A wonderful thank you from one of our wedding couples

We Couldn't Find a Thank You Card Large Enough!

A wonderful thank you from one of our wedding couples

Jan 05 2015


As we prepare for the end of the season we take a look back over our best year yet!

2014: What an Epic Year!

As we prepare for the end of the season we take a look back over our best year yet!

Dec 19 2014


East Midlands Regional Winner

Benessamy Wins Best Wedding Planner Award

East Midlands Regional Winner

Nov 23 2014