The Proposal Story

By Rebecca


The pontoon where the proposal happened!


Hi there beautiful SYGM readers! Im Bex, I’m a 28 year old Radiology Assistant, and I live in sunny Bournemouth! I was chosen as a blogging bride, and I am just getting round to writing my first post – the most important one that has taken me on this crazy wedding planning journey! Get your self a cup of tea, and I really hope you enjoy!Read More

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Meet The Bliglens, Georgina & Stephen

On December 10th 2005 I went on a first date with a friend of a friend. I instantly felt at home in his company and nestled into his shoulder for the entire movie without even thinking about it. Fast forward a lot of life events and far less fresh faces. 11 years later in June 2017 we took a holiday with two of our best friends to Greece. Little did I know that guy I met all those years before had something a little sparkly up his sleeve (or sewn into his backpack). On a sunset cruise on the second night he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. After a little bit of ‘are you serious?’ – I said yes! 

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Fresh faced teens – one year anniversary 2006

I’m one of the girls who’s been dreaming about her big day since she was little. I’m not embarrassed to admit I had a wedding folder under my bed as a 13 year old girl full of ripped out magazine pages. As I’ve gotten older my dreams have become less glitzy extravaganza and more about making a day that is completely us. And my wedding folder has transformed itself into a planner, a binder & a million pinterest boards.

We’ve been in our own home for just under two years. In that time have fully redecorated it from old lady chic too the grey cosy home I’ve always dreamed of. We’ve bagged ourselves an allotment so home grown is a big part of our lives. We’ve also taken on the fluffiest love of our life – Monty-Bear a chocolate cockapoo. Who if he can learn to stop eating every clothing item in sight may just have a part to play in the big day.

We’re paying for the wedding ourselves so a DIY approach is definitely the way forward. Think home-brewed ale and floral arrangements using flowers we’ve grown. Next year for one year only our vegetable patch will be taken over by all the flowers. I adore stationery so am making & designing everything from scratch – so far my favourite part of wedding planning. The first thing I designed & ordered was my personalised wax seal so you can imagine the stationery heaven I am currently in.

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Family photo

Becoming Blighe

Sadly Steve isn’t convinced on my plan to create a merged surname of Bliglen. So I’ll be holding onto that until the big day is here. From then I will have to spend my life spelling out Blighe too everyone I ever meet, the things you do for love eh. I’m so excited to spend the run up to the big day planning, preparing & perfecting everything for our wedding day and I can’t wait to share the journey on here too so thanks for having me 🙂

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The Ring!

Your Honeymoon Questions Answered | UK WEDDING BLOG

facebook-profile-picture By Rebecca

Afternoon! This is my last honeymoon post for the year whilst I work away to prepare lots of exciting 2018 content for you including the annual where’s hot to honeymoon guide for next season. I can’t quite believe how fast Christmas is now approaching and where the last 11 months have gone to? But we’re looking forward to bringing lots of inspiration and more first hand trip reports from January. In the meantime I’m sharing some of FAQ’s below which should help you with any planning woes with everything from winter city breaks to luxury honeymoons on a budget. There’s some really useful insider information from Turquoise Holidays in there too who are one of the leading honeymoon boutique tour operators {and one of our very favourites}. Read More

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So You Want a Feminist Wedding

By Heather

As feminists, it is important to my fiancé and I that our wedding reflects the mutual love and respect we have for one another as equals.  Otherwise put, we’re in the process of planning a feminist wedding!

Now a lot goes into this, so I’m dedicating the next couple posts to the topic.  This first post will help answer the question, “What is a feminist wedding?”

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From Miss to Mrs | It’s Official

By Gemma

Photo by Scott Stockwell

So it’s official – I am now a wife!

I still can’t believe our wedding day was nearly two weeks ago. We had the most amazing day with our friends and family and really didn’t want it to end.

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facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

Afternoon all! I was browsing pinterest the other day looking for wedding cake backdrop ideas for a friend thats getting married. The venue that she is getting married at is quite strict on what can and cannot be hung or attached to walls so we were trying to find something that wouldn’t damage the listed building but would still make the cake cutting photos look awesome.

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a beautiful nature inspired romantic editorial in FForest | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

Good morning all! I am such a bad blogger, I can never get the images down to a select amount as I always love just tiny differences in shots. So, this beautiful editorial is plentiful! Will beautiful soft natural tones, floaty ethereal fabrics and the back drop of a gorgeous location, Elisa captured it all magnificently. Providing tonnes of inspiration from styling legend Bijou Bride. This is a gorgeously romantic shoot and I hope you enjoy!

words | Bijou Bride & photography | Elisa Bricker
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Honeymooning in New York with Mr & Mrs Smith; The Roger Hotel | UK WEDDING BLOG

facebook-profile-picture By Rebecca

New York, New York – the city so good they named it twice. Oh, NYC where do I even begin? First up, if you’re wondering whether you should honeymoon in The Big Apple then you’ve come to the right place. New York is such a dream city, you know how the song goes ‘concrete jungle where dreams are made of…’ There is oh so much to do with a constant buzz of new openings but importantly, the beauty of New York is that old school classic feel which will never go away. When you’re walking around the city, half of it still feels like you’ve stepped into the set of Sex and the City or Friends {which believe it or not are over 20 years old now}. A city guide to New York is one of the most popular requests we receive and I was lucky enough to visit for my fifth time a couple of weeks back so I’d love to share some suggestions of where to visit/eat/what to do but also our fabulous stay at The Roger Hotel with Mr & Mrs Smith.

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