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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Be part of The Wedding Crowd | uk wedding blog

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Afternoon! This is definitely one for your diary, a new revolution in wedding fairs is being brought to you by The Wedding Crowd, it is the first ever Food/Drinks festival mixed with a wedding fair in the UK. Exceptionally relaxed vibes, no hard selling, amazing modern suppliers and the best bit? Dogs are welcome! Read More

How does money impact a relationship? | uk wedding blog

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We have discussed money and finances several times on the blog. It’s the one topic that comes up the most when discussing wedding planning because budgeting can be hard, and individuals usually have different ideas where the money would be best allocated (I wanted a million flowers, he wanted amazing food). Money can impact a relationship from the beginning and Shepherds Friendly have provided a helpful infographic on the subject, and how other couples handle their finances, money doesn’t buy love but according to their research it buys security.  Read More

F&L: The B Word | UK Wedding Blog

By Laura

No, it doesn’t stand for ‘Bloody hell, will she ever stop going on about weddings?’. Today’s post is all about the dreaded wedding budget. Nobody likes talking about money, and I’m not about to tell you what you should and shouldn’t spend money on when it comes to your wedding. I personally feel it is totally and utterly subjective; if you want to spend £50k on your wedding and you have the means to do so then go wild, equally, if you need to tighten the purse strings a little then that is ok too.

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what to buy the couple that has everything | uk wedding blog | alternative wedding gift ideas

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The title of this post says it all, what do you buy a couple that seemingly has everything? As couples are getting married later in life, accumulating a lot of the usual gifts themselves whilst living together and with those opting for no gift list…what do you buy the happy couple? Here are a few ideas to hopefully point you in the right direction. Read More

A stunning intimate wedding on a tiny greek island | uk wedding blog

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Well hello! It has been a little whilst since I have sat down to upload a real wedding hasn’t it? This year has just been simply terrible for me and work had to take a back seat until I felt ready to get back to it which thankfully has happened during peak season for me! We are starting back with the most beautiful Greek island wedding from Katja & Simon, and the images are just beyond breathtaking. The tiny island  of Spinalonga off the coast of Crete looks so picturesque and add in a gorgeous bride and groom and you’ve got a magical intimate wedding. 

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