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One of those tricky little bits of wedmin lots of couples tend to put off until the last minute - the seating plan!

How to Nail Your Wedding Seating Plan

One of those tricky little bits of wedmin lots of couples tend to put off until the last minute - the seating plan!

Oct 16 2015


Very excited to share this beautiful new collection with you!

Grace and Sensuality - The Elizabeth Stuart 2016 Collection

Very excited to share this beautiful new collection with you!

Oct 06 2015


This has to be one of our most frequently asked questions!

What Does A Wedding Planner Actually Do?

This has to be one of our most frequently asked questions!

Sep 22 2015


Venue hunting can be one of the most fun and the most frustrating experiences of wedding planning. Here are a few questions to help you find the right one.

Questions to Ask The Wedding Venue BEFORE You Book

Venue hunting can be one of the most fun and the most frustrating experiences of wedding planning. Here are a few questions to help you find the right one.

Aug 04 2015


Before making an appointment with your professional make up artist read these fabulous tips from Nottingham relaxation and rejuvenation specialist Misia Smith on how to properly prepare your skin.

Get On the Right Side of your Make Up Artist

Before making an appointment with your professional make up artist read these fabulous tips from Nottingham relaxation and rejuvenation specialist Misia Smith on how to properly prepare your skin.

May 10 2015


The media are on standby awaiting the arrival of the latest member of the Royal Family so here's a style board showing how you might infuse a wedding design with the royal touch - glamorous, understated but luxurious.

Style Board - The Royal Touch

The media are on standby awaiting the arrival of the latest member of the Royal Family so here's a style board showing how you might infuse a wedding design with the royal touch - glamorous, understated but luxurious.

Apr 29 2015


With all the excitement that comes with an engagement, it can be a harsh reality check when it comes to sitting down together and realising your grand wedding plans don’t match up to your spending money.

Splurge vs. Save: How to spend your wedding budget

With all the excitement that comes with an engagement, it can be a harsh reality check when it comes to sitting down together and realising your grand wedding plans don’t match up to your spending money.

Apr 23 2015


Hands down the most fun part of wedding planning for so many brides! You can finally, legitimately walk into a bridal shop and look around without worrying anyone is going to give you a funny look…

7 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Hands down the most fun part of wedding planning for so many brides! You can finally, legitimately walk into a bridal shop and look around without worrying anyone is going to give you a funny look…

Apr 14 2015


It can be a tough decision for many couples - should we invite children to our wedding? Children at weddings can be a wonderful thing, but it’s worth having a few tricks up your sleeve to make it as stress-free as possible, for both you and the parents of little ones.

How to Accommodate Children at Your Wedding

It can be a tough decision for many couples - should we invite children to our wedding? Children at weddings can be a wonderful thing, but it’s worth having a few tricks up your sleeve to make it as stress-free as possible, for both you and the parents of little ones.

Apr 11 2015


Not every couple dreams of receiving lines, cake cuttings, and four-course meals when it comes to their big day. The idea of a ‘traditional' wedding might not be what you have in mind!

Wedding Style Ideas for Laid Back Couples

Not every couple dreams of receiving lines, cake cuttings, and four-course meals when it comes to their big day. The idea of a ‘traditional' wedding might not be what you have in mind!

Mar 26 2015