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Saying 'I do' in a dreamy overseas location is incredibly romantic, but there's a lot more involved in planning a destination wedding than simply booking flights and choosing a nice hotel.

5 Top Tips For Planning a Destination Wedding

Saying 'I do' in a dreamy overseas location is incredibly romantic, but there's a lot more involved in planning a destination wedding than simply booking flights and choosing a nice hotel.

May 23 2017


The vows you'll exchange during your ceremony are probably the most important part of your entire wedding. They form the basis of your commitment to one another and become the foundation of your marriage.

5 Stylish Ceremony Backdrop Ideas

The vows you'll exchange during your ceremony are probably the most important part of your entire wedding. They form the basis of your commitment to one another and become the foundation of your marriage.

May 13 2017


There are lots of reasons to extend your wedding beyond one day. Perhaps you and/or your guests are travelling from overseas or maybe you want to make the most of a beautiful exclusive-use wedding venue.

How to Extend Your Wedding Beyond One Day

There are lots of reasons to extend your wedding beyond one day. Perhaps you and/or your guests are travelling from overseas or maybe you want to make the most of a beautiful exclusive-use wedding venue.

May 04 2017


Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honour and a privilege. Whether the bride is your oldest friend or a family member, you'll play an integral role in their wedding day and feature heavily in memories they'll treasure forever.

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Bridesmaid

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honour and a privilege. Whether the bride is your oldest friend or a family member, you'll play an integral role in their wedding day and feature heavily in memories they'll treasure forever.

Apr 27 2017


Gracie shares her thoughts and ideas on the subject of styling wedding chairs.

Sitting In Style - Your Wedding Chairs Don't Have to Be Boring!

Gracie shares her thoughts and ideas on the subject of styling wedding chairs.

Apr 11 2017


I'm delighted to share with you this beautiful marquee summer wedding with a gorgeous Kulu Tsurdiu dress and a Middle Eastern mezze extravaganza!

Natasha and Dean's Garden Marquee Wedding

I'm delighted to share with you this beautiful marquee summer wedding with a gorgeous Kulu Tsurdiu dress and a Middle Eastern mezze extravaganza!

Mar 28 2017


Often working with newly engaged couples in the early stages of their wedding planning journey, we provide an attentive, personal service from the moment you get in touch. While you can rely on us to take care of every detail, if you need help to kickstart your plans or you’re further along on your wedding planning journey and need a little advice on a specific issue, our Planning Inspiration Session is the perfect solution.

Wedding Planning Inspiration Sessions - A Little help When You Need it Most

Often working with newly engaged couples in the early stages of their wedding planning journey, we provide an attentive, personal service from the moment you get in touch. While you can rely on us to take care of every detail, if you need help to kickstart your plans or you’re further along on your wedding planning journey and need a little advice on a specific issue, our Planning Inspiration Session is the perfect solution.

Mar 22 2017


Introducing our new branding and website PLUS a very special offer!

A Fresh New Look for Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning

Introducing our new branding and website PLUS a very special offer!

Mar 13 2017


Need help with planning your UK wedding from abroad? Here's what Chris and Maebellyne had to say about our Full Planning service for their English destination wedding.

Peace of Mind for Your UK Destination Wedding

Need help with planning your UK wedding from abroad? Here's what Chris and Maebellyne had to say about our Full Planning service for their English destination wedding.

Feb 22 2017


Highly curated bridalwear for the fashion conscious bride

Supplier Spotlight: Frances Day Bridal

Highly curated bridalwear for the fashion conscious bride

Feb 08 2017