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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


Using chalkboards can add both fun and style to your wedding day. They can be used to provide useful information to your guests or as simple way to get a fun message across.

9 Wedding Chalkboard Ideas

Using chalkboards can add both fun and style to your wedding day. They can be used to provide useful information to your guests or as simple way to get a fun message across.

Jun 14 2012


This week whilst looking at wedding transport ideas for a client I've come across some fabulous wedding getaway transport ideas that I wanted to share with you.

Stylish Wedding Getaways

This week whilst looking at wedding transport ideas for a client I've come across some fabulous wedding getaway transport ideas that I wanted to share with you.

Jun 08 2012


As the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend gets underway, here's a selection of my favourite Jubilee items that I've spied over the past few weeks on my wedding travels!

Happy and Glorious

As the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend gets underway, here's a selection of my favourite Jubilee items that I've spied over the past few weeks on my wedding travels!

Jun 01 2012


I love the increasingly popular trend of choosing a signature cocktail for wedding guests to enjoy on arrival at the reception.

Signature Wedding Cocktails

I love the increasingly popular trend of choosing a signature cocktail for wedding guests to enjoy on arrival at the reception.

May 28 2012


For many people flowers are one of the most important elements of their wedding day.

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Flowers

For many people flowers are one of the most important elements of their wedding day.

May 18 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 absolutely LOVE these Diane Hassall wedding shoes.

Shoes Fabulous Shoes!

I absolutely LOVE these Diane Hassall wedding shoes.

May 10 2012


Today I am very pleased to introduce you to our special guest Sally - a Benessamy bride who married her husband Martin in November 2011.

Sally and Martin's Cadbury Purple and Gold Winter Wedding

Today I am very pleased to introduce you to our special guest Sally - a Benessamy bride who married her husband Martin in November 2011.

May 02 2012