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Even before you’ve mentioned marriage, there’s something incredibly magical about whisking your partner away for a luxurious weekend city break. With this in mind, here are 5 romantic places to propose in Europe…

Where to Get Engaged - 5 Romantic Places to Propose in Europe

Even before you’ve mentioned marriage, there’s something incredibly magical about whisking your partner away for a luxurious weekend city break. With this in mind, here are 5 romantic places to propose in Europe…

Oct 26 2018


A Caribbean villa holiday is incredibly special and unique, making it the perfect choice for your destination wedding.

3 Reasons to Book a Luxury Private Villa for Your Caribbean Wedding

A Caribbean villa holiday is incredibly special and unique, making it the perfect choice for your destination wedding.

Sep 19 2018


An usher or groomsman is one of the male attendants to the groom. Usually, the groom selects a handful of close friends and relations. The role of an usher may not be as central to the wedding as that of the best man, but they still have important duties to carry out.

Everything You Need to Know About Being an Usher

An usher or groomsman is one of the male attendants to the groom. Usually, the groom selects a handful of close friends and relations. The role of an usher may not be as central to the wedding as that of the best man, but they still have important duties to carry out.

Jul 24 2018


Choosing your wedding photographer may seem like an impossible task. After all, there seems to be a huge choice, with differing styles, budgets and packages, and yet, this may be one of the most important decisions when it comes to your wedding.

How to Get the Most out of Your Wedding Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer may seem like an impossible task. After all, there seems to be a huge choice, with differing styles, budgets and packages, and yet, this may be one of the most important decisions when it comes to your wedding.

Apr 10 2018


There are lots of reasons to opt for seasonal wedding flowers. It can be a good way to maximise your budget and achieve great value for money.

A Simple Guide to Seasonal Wedding Flowers

There are lots of reasons to opt for seasonal wedding flowers. It can be a good way to maximise your budget and achieve great value for money.

Mar 22 2018


Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and far too much work for one person to handle alone. Luckily, there are two of you in your relationship!

Wedding Planning Tips for Grooms

Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and far too much work for one person to handle alone. Luckily, there are two of you in your relationship!

Mar 07 2018


Exchanging vows on the sand is seriously dreamy, but planning a beach wedding isn’t without its challenges.

7 Top Tips for Planning Your Perfect Beach Wedding

Exchanging vows on the sand is seriously dreamy, but planning a beach wedding isn’t without its challenges.

Feb 22 2018


No matter how organised you are, the last few days before your wedding will be hectic and busy. There’s an awful lot to remember and if your celebration isn’t taking place locally, there are travel arrangements to contend with too.

Your Wedding Week To-Do List

No matter how organised you are, the last few days before your wedding will be hectic and busy. There’s an awful lot to remember and if your celebration isn’t taking place locally, there are travel arrangements to contend with too.

Feb 17 2018


The tradition of the ‘best man’ is thought to have originated with the Germanic Goths of the 16th century. Back then, he was the ‘best man’ for, specifically, the job of stealing the bride from her neighbouring community or disapproving family. He was probably the best swordsman too....

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Best Man

The tradition of the ‘best man’ is thought to have originated with the Germanic Goths of the 16th century. Back then, he was the ‘best man’ for, specifically, the job of stealing the bride from her neighbouring community or disapproving family. He was probably the best swordsman too....

Feb 09 2018


Saint Lucia provides such a wonderful location for couples planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. From romantic couples resorts to places where your guests with families will be welcomed and wonderfully provided for.

Getting Married In Saint Lucia: What You Need to Know

Saint Lucia provides such a wonderful location for couples planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. From romantic couples resorts to places where your guests with families will be welcomed and wonderfully provided for.

Jan 25 2018