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I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Nottingham photographer Christopher Terry.

Out and About in Fabulous Nottingham

I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with Nottingham photographer Christopher Terry.

Nov 29 2013


Forget menu A, B & C and create menu YOU! That's the invitation to you from our latest Supplier Spotlight guest.

Recommended Supplier Spotlight - Thomas The Caterer

Forget menu A, B & C and create menu YOU! That's the invitation to you from our latest Supplier Spotlight guest.

Sep 06 2013


Never fear, “Fab Mel” Is here!

Suffering From Live Wedding Band Angst?

Never fear, “Fab Mel” Is here!

Aug 07 2013


I'm often asked about the origins of the name Benessamy and the reasons for choosing the name.

What's in a Name?

I'm often asked about the origins of the name Benessamy and the reasons for choosing the name.

Jun 05 2013


The bridal industry was out in force at this year's prestigious bridal trade show White Gallery London 2013.

White Gallery London 2013 : Elegance, Opulence and Style

The bridal industry was out in force at this year's prestigious bridal trade show White Gallery London 2013.

May 29 2013


Choosing your wedding stationery is an important step in your wedding planning. With so many styles to choose here's a little expert help.

How To Organise Stylish Wedding Stationery

Choosing your wedding stationery is an important step in your wedding planning. With so many styles to choose here's a little expert help.

Jan 18 2013


For many brides one of the most important things to do in the early stages of their wedding planning is to find the perfect dress.

10 Top Tips - How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress

For many brides one of the most important things to do in the early stages of their wedding planning is to find the perfect dress.

Jul 10 2012


More treats in store with this second part of our couture bridalwear feature.

Couture Bridal Fashion - Part 2

More treats in store with this second part of our couture bridalwear feature.

Jul 05 2012


To mark Paris Couture Fashion Week I have a wonderful couture bridalwear treat for you.

Couture Bridal Fashion

To mark Paris Couture Fashion Week I have a wonderful couture bridalwear treat for you.

Jul 03 2012


One of the traditional ‘expectations’ of the father of the bride is that he will make a speech on his daughter's wedding day. For many fathers this may seem like quite a daunting prospect.

Father of the Bride - Speech Tips

One of the traditional ‘expectations’ of the father of the bride is that he will make a speech on his daughter's wedding day. For many fathers this may seem like quite a daunting prospect.

Jun 16 2012