a beautiful winter wedding editorial at Birdsall House, Yorkshire | uk wedding blog

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Not gonna lie, winter is my favourite wedding time (please see me in July when I declare summer to be my favourite). I myself was a November bride. I like the chill in the air, no expectation for it to be a gloriously sunny day and I enjoy the excitement people often feel in the run up to Christmas, throw in a wedding and people are quite beside themselves. I also love the colour palettes around winter, its not all pastels and sweet colours, it is often rich, enticing hues of warm reds, deep purples, midnight blues and black. Todays editorial comes from a very talented team who tie all those lovely combinations together whilst taking inspiration from C.S Lewis – The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe.

photography | Little Sixpence Photography

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Top Tips For Booking Your Wedding Band | uk wedding blog

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Hello! Choosing a band and entertainment was something I really struggled with during my own planning. I knew what kind of style of band we wanted but I found it tricky sourcing someone, mainly because when I was planning blogs/booking websites weren’t really a thing and it was mainly done through word of mouth. I ended up booking a really good local band but things weren’t finalised till a couple of weeks before and it was all very casual. Thankfully they were amazing and had us dancing all night but if I was planning now then the whole process has been made easy by people like Gig Heaven. They’ve provided some amazing insight in to booking the perfect band for your wedding day.

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a wonderfully grand Elizabethan inspired bridal editorial | uk wedding blog

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Good morning and merry Friday! Oh I am all over this crown/headband trend that is going on right now, I love that for your wedding you can be as paired back or as extravagant as you want. Me? I went full bling! I saw Cheryl Cole wearing a Jenny Packham headpiece on the final of the xfactor, this must be 2009, and just knew I wanted to wear it for my wedding. Todays editorial features some gorgeous jewels, beautiful bridal wear and the colour palette is stunning.

photography | Megan & Daisy

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an ethereal victorian inspired shoot in Australia | uk wedding blog

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Having lived in Victorian houses for most of my life, lived in old towns and always had an appreciation for the way Victorians lived, I was intrigued when I got a victorian inspired wedding submission from Australia. The team put a creative and beautiful twist on the 1900s and something that can definitely carry through to 2020…

photography | Sephory Photography

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top tips for popping the question | uk wedding blog

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Top Tips for Popping the Question

 

Getting that fateful question ‘Will you marry me?’ is always going to be daunting. However, it’s not just about what you’re asking. It’s about how you set the scene, play up the romantic angle, and show your partner that the best way to enjoy life is together. Managing this takes more than simply having a famous brand, such as Tacori, with your engagement ring. So, turn your eyes to these pointers, see if any of these registers with the romantic in you, and find out how to make your proposal one that will be impossible to turn down.

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an incredible wedding in a 15th Monastary in Hvar | uk wedding blog

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From the Grace Loves Lace dress, the backdrop of beautiful Croatia, the intimate dinner and the stunning bridesmaids dresses, this has to be one of my favourite weddings I have blogged so far this year. I love that the photographs pick up the happiness and fun spirit of the day, it is one of those weddings you definitely wish you were a guest at.

photography | Iva & Vedran

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Bespoke Engagement Rings and Surprise Christmas Proposals | uk wedding blog

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A surprise Christmas proposal has to be one of the most romantic gestures. It’s not an original idea, but it’s an enduring one. Because it’s simply unforgettable. Nothing goes down in the annals of family history quite like the engagement ring hidden in a Christmas cracker, hanging on the tree on Christmas morning, or pulled from a pocket on frosty moonlit Christmas Eve stroll. But that does bring a certain degree of pressure to the proposer… not least in finding the perfect ring.

Engagement rings are always special. They are one of the most meaningful purchases you will ever make. If not the most. So laden with sentiment and significance are they. They symbolise everything – not only what your relationship currently is, but what it will be in the future. So, pretty much any ring you choose will be valued. But imagine the symbolism of a ring that you have designed yourself, especially for the person you love. That’s why bespoke engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years.

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Great Destinations for Your Hen Weekend in 2020 | uk wedding blog

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They say that your wedding day is the best day of your life. So, what’s the second best day? A hen night could well take that spot, if it is organised well.

In our post on ‘The Key Ingredients For a Successful Hen Party’, we outline the different dos and don’ts during the planning stages that you should consider. These include prioritising the guest list and staying away from tacky t-shirts! Aside from these specific planning tips, choosing the right location is crucial for a successful hen night/weekend. With that in mind, we’ve handpicked some of the best destinations for you to consider when deciding where to go for this special event:

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The Grand Elopement in York | uk wedding blog

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So whilst I don’t want to point out the obvious…I am going to. It is lovely to have some diversity on the blog and this time a gorgeous mature couple eloped to The Grand Hotel in York. Styled to perfection with seasonal flowers and foliage with beautiful splashes of metallics. Though its hard to detract from how wonderful the couple look, I hope you enjoy this and I hope we see more older couples being represented in the wedding media.

photography | Natalie Hamilton

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Maid with Style London presents The Bridesmaids Brunch | uk wedding blog

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During my planning there wasn’t any where near as much choice as there is now, whilst I think that was a good thing as it meant I could make decisions easily, a lot of the “fayres” I went to were totally uninspired, dated and far too ‘salesy’ for my liking. It really put me off  the concept of a wedding fair but over the years there has been such an explosion of uniqueness and creative talent in the industry that now the traditional fayre is a thing of the past. The team at Maid with Style present The Bridesmaid Brunch (sponsored by thestarinside.com) which will be serving you not only a delicious bottomless brunch but exciting and the most trending bridesmaid designers we have at the moment. Boring taffeta bridesmaids dress are a thing of the past! You will also be able to take your girls our for a relaxed shopping experience and actually spend quality time with them because rather than juggling the logistics of shopping across a city, everything you need will be in one place, doesn’t that sound perfect?

Saturday 2nd November at The Ministry private members club