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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


As you start to plan your wedding day you may be asking yourself, 'Should I hire a wedding planner?'

How can a Wedding Planner Help?

As you start to plan your wedding day you may be asking yourself, 'Should I hire a wedding planner?'

May 14 2012


I recently had the pleasure of attending the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners annual Wedding Planning Excellence Seminar.

Wedding Planning Excellence Seminar 2012

I recently had the pleasure of attending the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners annual Wedding Planning Excellence Seminar.

Mar 28 2012


I love this time of year. The start of the academic year reminds me of the excitement I always felt as a child with moving into a new class, getting new uniform, meeting new people, etc.  A time for new beginnings and new starts.

What's so special about September for Benessamy?

I love this time of year. The start of the academic year reminds me of the excitement I always felt as a child with moving into a new class, getting new uniform, meeting new people, etc. A time for new beginnings and new starts.

Sep 23 2011