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Planning a wedding can be a daunting prospect for couples worried about how much it will all cost.

8 Top Wedding Planning Money Saving Tips

Planning a wedding can be a daunting prospect for couples worried about how much it will all cost.

Jul 31 2012


As a bit of an Audrey Hepburn fan I love the elegance and sophistication of this My Fair Lady inspired chic beehive.

Benessamy LOVES: The Chic Beehive

As a bit of an Audrey Hepburn fan I love the elegance and sophistication of this My Fair Lady inspired chic beehive.

Jul 28 2012


Thinking of doing your own wedding day make up? Professional Make up Artist Sheelagh Powell has some great tips to help you on your way.

Wedding Day Make Up - DIY Tips from a Professional

Thinking of doing your own wedding day make up? Professional Make up Artist Sheelagh Powell has some great tips to help you on your way.

Jul 25 2012


If you decide to have a seating plan for your wedding reception, numbering the tables is the classic way to label each table.

12 Great Wedding Table Number Ideas

If you decide to have a seating plan for your wedding reception, numbering the tables is the classic way to label each table.

Jul 24 2012


I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nikki Wright from Butterfly Lane who is about to launch a brand new wedding styling and high quality wedding gift service with a range of beautiful items.

New Wedding Styling and Bespoke Gift Service

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nikki Wright from Butterfly Lane who is about to launch a brand new wedding styling and high quality wedding gift service with a range of beautiful items.

Jul 19 2012


Elizabeth Stuart Bride are having a fabulous Summer Studio Sale.

Couture Wedding Dresses - Summer Studio Sale

Elizabeth Stuart Bride are having a fabulous Summer Studio Sale.

Jul 18 2012


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