So, you’re engaged! Sue Kwiatkowska shares her top 5 tips for planning a wedding.

  The question’s been popped, you’ve said yes and now you’re officially engaged – congratulations! Planning a wedding is a hugely exciting time but it can turn into a daunting task. To help you navigate your way through what can be a minefield of decision making over the next 12 months or so, here are my top 5 quick tips for what you should do right away! 1 Celebrate! Before you get cracking planning a wedding, first crack open a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! This is a special time in your lives and you’ll want to share your big
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Telling The Whole Story – Why A Wedding Film Is SO Important

The day couldn’t have been more perfect; a bright sun shining down from deep blue skies upon the picturesque country church and hundreds of brightly-coloured balloons released into the sky by a row of cheering children, as the newlyweds made their exit through the porch to begin their lives as husband and wife. The smiling guests were treated to refreshments from a vintage ice cream van set up in the gardens in country fete style, before the happy couple drove off in their carriage, a red convertible Corvette shining in the sunlight, stopping to take in a breathtaking wildflower meadow
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How A Celebrant Can Change Your Ceremony From ‘Meh’ to ‘YEAH! – by Claire Bradford

You’re getting married! Woohoo! Congratulations! Now you’ve most likely already got a list a mile-long of things to sort before your big day but please allow me to add an item to the very top of that list: your ceremony. As you will probably have discovered by now, it’s very easy to get distracted by Pinterest ideas, family politics about invitations and choosing colour themes and to forget what this whole shebang is really about – you and the love of your life making a commitment to each other for the rest of your lives in a ceremony with your
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Dry Hire Or Full Bar Service?

When organising a wedding, you are open to a world of enormous choice in every aspect of planning to create the perfect day.  However, couples are not always offered choice when it comes to bar arrangements. Dry Hire, which is often not openly offered, could be the answer. Kerry Osmond who runs the fabulous Vintage Bar Box has put together this great post which answers all of your questions and provides you with some excellent top tips 🙂  Firstly, what is Dry Hire? Basically, you hire the facilities of a bar without the supply of drink. If you would prefer not
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Choosing Your Winter Wedding Flowers – Top Advice From Lib At Bettie Rose

Winter weddings are so fabulous – I wish more people would choose to get married at this time! It is assumed that there is a very limited choice of available winter wedding flowers but this isn’t the case at all. You have so many beautiful things to choose from – amaryllis, roses, tulips, anemones, ranunculus, hyacinths, freesia and lilies to name just a few! Adding warm tones to your floral decor can really help create a cosy winter feel, there are many beautiful deep berry shades you can use to create a really rich bouquet. Raspberry and deep claret tones
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5 Ways To Inject Your Personality Into Your Wedding Fair Pitch

In my opinion there is absolutely nothing worse than going to a wedding fair and being confronted with a sea of corporate style tables covered with dingy cloths and a handful of boring flyers scattered on top. Couples want to be inspired by what they have come to see (they are making a huge investment in their big day, after all) but even more importantly, they will want to connect with you and walk away confident that you are totally on their wavelength and will be putting as much effort into their wedding as you have showcasing your work. Here are
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The DIY Wedding And Why It Has Nothing To Do With Saving Money

Lots of  couples are truly gifted in the crafting department and I have photographed many a big day where I am blown away by their creativity. Yet this should come as no real surprise. Thanks to Etsy, Kirsty Allsopp, Cath Kidston and the queen of DIY herself – Martha Stewart – crafting has become cool again. Knitting, sewing, baking and whipping up a a room full of decorations using glitter and a glue gun is not just a popular pastime for the WI or mums with toddlers 😉 No siree! Having an artistic outlet these days is more to do
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You Know You’re Having An Alternative Wedding If…

1 – You’re eloping/only inviting the people you want. If it’s the bright lights of Vegas or the rugged wilds of the Scottish Highlands that get your heart pumping (in a way that no venue at home can) when it comes to choosing where you’re going to say your I do’s, then just go for it. Take only your closest family and friends along – or head off secretly alone if you dare. You can always throw a party for everyone else when you get back! 2 –  You’re getting married in a hot air balloon/on the main stage at
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Winter Weddings – Getting The Best Out Of Your Photos

Winter weddings are fast becoming a very definite alternative for couples who prefer the cooler months and for those who want to combine their celebrations with the magic of the festive season. Here are my top tips for getting the best out of your winter wedding photographs and why winter weddings can be just as glorious as summer ones 🙂 1) Pick the right time of day to get married. Once the clocks go back at the end of October, so the days get shorter and the nights draw in quicker. If you are planning to head off for photos of
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The Mobile Jewellery Workshop

With This Ring… Ever thought how amazing it would be to make your own wedding rings? This is what Belle’s Events Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair visitors Liz and Emma did for their wedding. Rebecca met them at the event in Brighton back in May. It takes just a day to complete the workshop, under the expert guidance of award-winning jeweller and jewellery tutor Rebecca Steiner. Students spend the morning making practice rings in silver, to the exact size and dimensions of the real rings. This session provides an opportunity to try out all of the techniques and to practice using the jewellery
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