Q&A with Bride, Shannon

Today, I have with me Shannon Szarek, a wife and mummy to their beautiful baby girl, Talia. Shannon is talking to us about how she met her husband, Jason and how they fell in love. She also tells us about her wedding planning journey and whats in store for them moving forward. Without further ado, over to you. Where did…

Bridal Hair by Marina

When Marina welcomes you into her stylish, bridal studio, tucked away in a 18th century cottage in the pretty town of Halstead, you feel totally pampered and at home in the beautiful, whimsical surroundings. You are able to relax, have a coffee and cake and chat all things weddings, something which Marina, with over 25 years in the business is…

Ashley Kay Bridal Services

Hello Lovelies! I’m Ashley Kay – a freelance hair and makeup artist based in Cambridgeshire & Norfolk – providing local, national and destination bridal services! I was born in Texas and raised in California – resulting in a hybrid accent you’ll pick up on when we speak! However,  I’ve been living in the UK since 2002 and transitioned from working…

Rebecca Anne Veils

You may be reading this blog having already decided against a veil. But have you tried one on yet? Have you considered the possibilities of a personalised bespoke accessory…? During almost a decade of managing boutiques and styling brides, my favourite moments have been when a bride tries a veil “just to rule it out” only to find that it’s…

Photo Booths – Essential Wedding Entertainment

Pikabooth photo booth hire are here to tell you why they think a photo booth is such an essential part of a wedding reception. In an era of selfies, Instagram and Facebook, we are constantly taking silly photos of ourselves and our friends when we’re partying; especially at weddings. But don’t settle for camera phone quality photos during your wedding…

5 Themed Wedding Idea’s

Weddings have traditionally been solemn, religious affairs to celebrate the joining of a couple in holy matrimony. They have also been boring, with a capital B. We remember the time when it felt like laughing or joking was banned in the house of God. If you were a kid, then they still were expected to adhere to the Victorian ethos…

How to choose your Bridal Makeup

So you’ve booked your dream venue, twirled around in the dress that makes you feel like a real-life princess and munched your way through enough cake flavours that your head is spinning with sugar and icing at this point. As you tick your way though your wedding checklist, makeup might not seem like one of the big-hitters and all too…

Wedding Postponements

My heart truly goes out to all the brides who have unfortunately had to postpone, or even cancel, their big day as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. So this blog post is a tribute to them. I would like this post to bring you hope, and joy, and ideas of how you could celebrate your special day instead. I…

Choosing The First Dance For Your Wedding

Do you need help choosing the First Dance for Your Wedding? Are уоu dreading уоur firѕt dаnсе аѕ Husband and Wife? As the leader оf a professional wеdding band, I соmе across соuрlеѕ every wееk that are nоt keen to bе lеft оn thе dаnсе flооr оn thеir оwn fоr tоо lоng. Thiѕ iѕ реrfесtlу undеrѕtаndаblе. Thеrе are very fеw реорlе who feel…

All about HWR Wedding Props!

HWR Weddings provides handmade, rustic wedding props & hand-painted signage to complement your special day, using sustainable materials and professional craftsmanship to create high-quality, attractive pieces. We are a Hampshire based company who provide a full range of existing props & signage to hire for Weddings & Events as well as a Bespoke service. HWR Weddings is a two-person team…

Why wedding stationery should be top of your list – especially now!

2020 is proving to be hugely challenging for everyone, including those of you who were meant to be celebrating your wedding this year and for those out there with weddings still hanging in the balance. I understand the heartache first hand as my wedding is scheduled to go ahead in September this year… (Fingers crossed!) I’m Chloe, the founder of…

Is Wedding Stationery a Piece of Art?

For me the answer is a resounding yes; they all are! Foxglove Press treat the design for each suite of stationery as a bespoke piece of art. I have been making prints from my drypoint etchings for a few years, since I gained a particular love for them whilst studying at Leeds College of Art. This stationery suite was inspired…