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Your wedding day is bound to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Declaring your commitment to one another in front of the people you love most is definitely worth celebrating. But that celebration doesn’t have to be traditional in order to feel meaningful and sincere. A Wedding Celebrant can help you create a ceremony that’s completely personal and tailored to you.

What is a Wedding Celebrant and What do They Do?

Your wedding day is bound to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Declaring your commitment to one another in front of the people you love most is definitely worth celebrating. But that celebration doesn’t have to be traditional in order to feel meaningful and sincere. A Wedding Celebrant can help you create a ceremony that’s completely personal and tailored to you.

Sep 09 2020


Mark and Louise Gamble are the husband and wife team behind Covertec Structures, a high-end marquee company based in the heart of Leicestershire.

Recommended Supplier Spotlight – Covertec Structures

Mark and Louise Gamble are the husband and wife team behind Covertec Structures, a high-end marquee company based in the heart of Leicestershire.

May 11 2020


In my experience, food can make or break an event. Catering for a crowd requires a great deal of skill. As well as a delicious, well-executed menu, you need service staff you can rely on to create a fabulous dining experience for your guests.

Recommended Supplier Spotlight – The Red Olive Catering Co

In my experience, food can make or break an event. Catering for a crowd requires a great deal of skill. As well as a delicious, well-executed menu, you need service staff you can rely on to create a fabulous dining experience for your guests.

Mar 18 2020


I really enjoy working with suppliers who go the extra mile for our clients and excel in delivering an impeccable service, time after time.

Elegant Wedding Styling With Impeccable Attention to Detail

I really enjoy working with suppliers who go the extra mile for our clients and excel in delivering an impeccable service, time after time.

Nov 22 2019


Where can you find modern stylish designs for your wedding day, bursting with flowers and relaxed foliage? I have just the person to recommend to you!

Luxury Wedding Flowers - Wild, Sassy and Romantic Floral Design

Where can you find modern stylish designs for your wedding day, bursting with flowers and relaxed foliage? I have just the person to recommend to you!

Jul 05 2019


Looking for a luxurious alternative to a traditional wedding cake?

Wedding Cake Alternatives - Luxurious, handcrafted authentic Italian Cakes by Pasticceria Lorena

Looking for a luxurious alternative to a traditional wedding cake?

Apr 26 2019


Highly curated bridalwear for the fashion conscious bride

Supplier Spotlight: Frances Day Bridal

Highly curated bridalwear for the fashion conscious bride

Feb 08 2017


A passion for cocktails and more than a little bit of flair - If you're looking for something more creative than the average mobile bar company we may have found the perfect mix for you!

Recommended Supplier Spotlight: Mambo Mobile Bars

A passion for cocktails and more than a little bit of flair - If you're looking for something more creative than the average mobile bar company we may have found the perfect mix for you!

May 12 2015


I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely Rochelle O'Brien.

Introducing Professional Bridal Make up Artist: Rochelle O'Brien

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely Rochelle O'Brien.

Jul 17 2014


This evening sees the Grand Opening of Thomas Towers.

Joanne Withers Photography : A Day in the Life of Thomas The Caterer

This evening sees the Grand Opening of Thomas Towers.

May 07 2014