The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny | UK WEDDING BLOG

By Laura

Wow what a weekend it has been! As I’m sure you saw from our Instagram Stories, we had a whistle-stop visit to Abergavenny and were treated to a stay at The Angel Hotel. Although we were only there for one night, boy did they spoil us.  The hotel sits in the heart of Abergavenny, a very short distance from the stunning Brecon Beacons, and is a perfect venue for anyone considering becoming newlyweds in the beautiful valleys of South Wales.

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Modern Wedding Invitations with Paperlust | UK WEDDING BLOG

By Laura

Afternoon lovely readers! Spring is just around the corner and with wedding season fast approaching, March is proving to be a very busy one indeed for SYGM HQ! Keep an eye out on our social media pages for all the fun events and trips we’ve got coming up. Today we are talking all things stationary with Paperlust, an online platform that exists to connect print design lovers with work from top designers. They sell personalised stationery and custom invitation and card designs for all occasions, including weddings of course! Every design is exclusive to Paperlust and completely customisable using a savvy online design tool so you can make a design fit whatever colour theme you have chosen.

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5 Beautiful Spring Wedding Invitation Ideas | uk wedding blog

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Hurrah! So the date is set and you can’t wait to be a beautiful spring bride. Your big day may be a year away, but you’re chomping at the bit to get planning, organising, making and doing! There is so much to do, from booking a venue and picking a dress to deciding on a menu and planning the honeymoon.Read More

fancy a valentines DIY treasure hunt? | uk wedding blog

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Image credit | Julia & You

Whether you plan on celebrating or not, this competition to win £150 to spend at Wayfair could definitely be spent on a loved one or yourself. Some cute DIY valentines ideas are on the site, or you could treat yourself to some lovely new bed linen, a light fitting or some cushions? Or it could go towards DIY bits for the wedding. Whatever it is, the treasure hunt will give you some inspiration along the way. It closes at midnight on Feb 14th so get clicking. Heres how to take part…

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a stunning moody autumnal wedding in Derbyshire | uk wedding blog

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Well hello! We are back!! I took quite a lot of time off from blogging real weddings/work etc after my mum died. And whilst I love what I do I found being surrounded by all the beautiful happy smiles quite hard to face every day. Thankfully I am back now, I have a backlog of THE MOST gorgeous weddings, suppliers, advice and tips to share with you that I think you’ll love and we will start with a stunning moody, autumnal wedding in a banqueting hall inspired by Hobbiton and gin. Hello, yes please! And finally, I am blogging a fellow Phoebe!

photography | Adam Lowndes

venue | Upper House Hayfield

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Honeymoon Trip? 7 Useful Apps That Will Save Your Time & Nerves | uk wedding blogger

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Shangri La Mauritius | Rebecca Sterling

A great honeymoon is one that you will remember for years to come. If your trip is taking place immediately after your wedding day, it is easy for the planning and details of your trip to get put on the back burner due to lack of time and the fact that your primary focus is on your big day! Read on to discover these 7 honeymoon friendly apps that can help you manage your trip better, some you will probably already use but hopefully some good surprise additions. Read More

What to Ask Your Wedding Venue Before You Book | uk wedding blog

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Wasing Park – Kit Myers Photography

Do you know what to ask your wedding venue before you book? Deciding where you’re going to get married is one of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning process, but it can also be the most daunting. There’s a lot to think about, and countless venues to consider.

findyourperfectvenue.com is the perfect place to start your search. We’re a one-stop directory of ideas and inspiration, filled with up-to-date details of the best wedding venues in the UK, listed by style, type and region. Read More

Five types of band that are perfect for your wedding in 2019 | uk wedding blog

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Ambassador Band

Finding live music for your wedding can be stressful! With so many options to pick from, you might already be getting advice from friends, family, newly weds or wedding planners. However, if you are still unsure about the right way to go, we at Last Minute Musicians have put together a list of five of the most popular choices for live entertainment that are guaranteed to make sure your wedding reception is talked about for years to come!

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Ring Ideas For Your 2019 Engagement | uk wedding blog

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2019 is just around the corner and we want to make sure you’re ahead of the curve on the newest trends. While 2018 was full of pear cut diamonds and triple stone designs, the upcoming engagement ring styles juxtapose in their classic styles with modern twists. Read on to learn all about how to stay on trend in the New Year!

Vintage Designs

For a long time, the only vintage ring styles you would see were heirlooms passed down through generations. Nowadays, it’s very popular for jewellery companies, like Clean Origin, to design rings with a touch of art deco or even mid century modern details.

In the Allegra ring pictured above, the milgrain adorns the flowing shoulders, bringing all eyes to the gorgeous lab-grown centre stone. Available in white, yellow and rose gold, this stunning is a favourite among Clean Origin customers.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

Just like vintage styles, lab-grown diamonds have made a huge splash in the diamond jewellery industry. In the new year, we only expect the popularity of these environmentally-friendly stones to increase. Why? Not only are man-made diamonds more ethical and sustainable than mined diamonds, but they can save you a good chunk of change. We encourage you to do your own research, but comparisons show that these diamonds can be anywhere from 20-30% less expensive.

Halo Settings

Halo rings had their moment in 2018, but this is one trend that is staying strong and continuing into the new year. Not only is this just a drop-dead gorgeous ring setting, but there’s a few perks to this design that makes them stand out in the crowd.

For starters, a halo setting tricks the eye to make your centre stone appear larger. By encircling one larger diamond with smaller diamonds, it can give the appearance of one very big rock! This setting also looks extremely gorgeous when designed in a bridal set. Since the setting usually extends past the ring, a wedding band fits like a puzzle underneath the stone, giving off the look of cohesion.

Coloured Bands

While white gold has been popular in recent years, coloured bands are predicted to step onto the scene in the upcoming year (ahem, rose gold iPhone anyone?). Although yellow gold bands were popular in the early 2000s, they lost their popularity for a while. This colour, along with rose gold, are now catching the eyes of millennials.

Not only does a coloured band stand out among the sea of white gold, but they can help make eye-catching ring stacks! As more and more women are adding more than 2 or even 3 rings, alternating colours (or the idea of including a pop of colour in a stack) is gaining traction.

So, as you begin your search (or start dropping hints) about what style of ring you’re hoping to receive during your 2019 engagement, keep these trends in-mind!

If you’re unsure of the style of ring you want, it can be helpful to talk with a diamond expert to figure out specific features that you’ll want in your ring. The 24/7 customer service representatives (all with a history in diamond jewellery) at Clean Origin are always available to answer any and all questions you might have….nothing is too big or too small.

Main image – Chris Emeott Photography.

Post written in collaboration with Clean Origin, it’s so important to know where your diamonds are coming from.

steal the Italian’s wedding style | uk wedding blog

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If you have lusted over the glorious coastlines, the old buildings and the delicious food then I am sure you are already in love with everything Italy has to offer, but you can look to their bridal fashion for inspiration too.

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