April 2018

The benefits of holding a Marquee Wedding Reception

By | 2018-04-09T14:29:47+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Image provided by http://www.abbasmarquees.co.uk/ I love a wedding reception in a marquee as it allows you to create a bespoke event.  You have a blank canvas to design and style the day as you wish.  Many marquee receptions will be held at either the bride or groom's home which makes it unique to [...]

February 2018

What to expect when you hire a Wedding Planner for a Full Planning Service

By | 2018-02-02T12:55:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorised|

  Once you have got engaged and the initial euphoria has faded, you will start to focus on planning your wedding.  This can be exciting, yet overwhelming and time-consuming.  The average wedding takes 150 hours to plan.  Many couples just do not have that time to dedicate to planning their perfect wedding.  This is when [...]

December 2017

Why you should celebrate at 50

By | 2017-12-16T11:18:52+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|

I recently read in the newspaper that Clinton Cards have declared that sales of 50th birthday cards and party accessories have overtaken those of 21st birthday cards.  Admittedly, most 21 year olds will just leave a message on social media.  On the other hand, in the past many people would try and let their 50th [...]

November 2017

Wedding Design Workshop

By | 2018-02-02T12:56:55+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|

      Last month I attended the UKAWP (UK Alliance of Wedding Planners) Wedding Design Workshop at B.Loved Hive in London.  A great studio space situated in the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey.  Our instructors for the day were Andri Benson from www.alwaysandri.co.uk and Alexandra Merri from www.thebijoubride.com.  Two lovely and enthusiastic ladies who had so [...]

October 2017

How much time do you need to plan a wedding?

By | 2018-02-02T12:58:39+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|

    How much time do you need to plan a wedding?  As a matter of a fact there is no definitive answer as it might depend on any number of factors.  For example, if there is a special venue that you have set your heart on which is fully booked for a year, and [...]

September 2017

Getting married in Paradise

By | 2017-09-03T13:25:52+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|

Picture yourself standing on the soft white powdery sand of a palm fringed beach, listening to the gentle lapping of the turquoise water beyond, and about to marry the love of your life. Could anything be more romantic? I recently stayed at the Constance Ephelia Resort in Mahé, Seychelles and I began to wonder what [...]

May 2017

Oh what a dress!

By | 2017-05-26T09:12:49+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Weddings|

Oh what a dress! The first photo of Pippa Middleton’s wedding I caught sight of was her arriving at church, where she had stopped side on to pose for photographs with the background of beautiful white and pink flowers. To me this immediately conjured up the image of the quintessential English country wedding. The dress [...]

Pre-Wedding Nerves

By | 2017-05-26T09:13:31+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Weddings|

I read an article in the Saturday Telegraph recently about brides suffering pre-wedding nerves in the final few weeks, and consequently worrying about the little things. When you are tired and overwhelmed it is easy to lose perspective. This is really the time a bride needs to take a small step back and have a [...]

May the perfect month to marry?

By | 2017-05-26T09:13:58+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Weddings|

The media has declared that the wedding season has arrived and is buzzing with wedding snippets and tips because of Pippa Middleton’s wedding on Saturday. A wedding in May, the perfect month, what a dream! However, I am sitting here at my desk, gazing out at another grey drizzly day, with the occasional downpours. It [...]