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Why You Should Have A Cheese Wedding Cake with Godminster

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

On the blog today I am so excited to welcome Sarah from Godminster (who make the most amazing cheese wedding cake creations!). Whilst exhibiting at The National Wedding Show last year in London I stopped by the Godminster stand in awe of their cheese wedding cake tower. I believe my first words were “Oh my word, please can I have some cheese?”.

After a quick chat with Sarah I realised that everyone needs to know why they should be looking at having a cheese wedding cake for their big day. So here we are…

Celebration-cheese wedding cake

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What It’s Like To Be Considered A Plus Size Bride

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Hi everyone – it’s Sussex Bride here! Today is a very personal post that I felt although very sensitive, needed sharing. I’d like to talk with you about what it’s like to be considered as a plus size bride. Many of you might find this subject a little sensitive or awkward but I really want to draw attention to those three little words – plus size bride.


As you know I got married a little over a month ago now on the 5th November, it was an amazing day and I couldn’t have wished for a better husband to share it with. We took about a year to plan the wedding and in that time I felt an unbearable pressure to lose weight for the big day. In every wedding magazine going there were lists of what to do for the wedding – and nearly all of them included starting a fitness regime. Why? Why should marrying the person you love come hand in hand with dieting? Surely they love you as you are?

smiling-bride-and-groom Plus Size Bride

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Top 5 Wedding Invitations Under £2 From Ivy Ellen

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Here at Ivy Ellen we understand that weddings are expensive. That’s why we have decided to list our top 5 favourite wedding invitations under £2. We pride ourselves on quality wedding invitations here at Ivy Ellen and these under £2 bargains are no exception! These top 5 are a few of our favourites but be sure to check our website for more beautiful bargains…

Confetti Wedding Invitations Under £2

Confetti – A very sweet and subtle design, Confetti is a simple watercolour wedding invitation. With soft pinks used to create a confetti style waterfall of hearts, this invitation is all about the love. Confetti is also printed onto our heavyweight finest quality 50% recycled flecked 350gsm board giving a soft and natural feel. Starting from only £1.20. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Real Life Wedding Photographs from 2016

Monday, November 28th, 2016

As another year comes to an end we find ourselves looking back at wedding photographs from 2016. We love being able to blog about our customers wedding day’s and seeing their wedding photographs is such a privilege. Therefore we decided to have a quick roundup of some of our favourite images and give a little insight as to why…

First up is this divine wedding photograph from Charlotte & Henry’s big day – beautifully captured by Charlie Campey Photography.  The reason we love this image so much is because of how enchanting it is. The bride and groom look stunning, sharing a kiss on their wedding day underneath a wild and almost fairytale like canopy  – the chandelier just tops it off!


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Ivy Ellen’s Top 5 Vintage Wedding Invitations

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Here at Ivy Ellen we love vintage wedding invitations, whether you’re looking for a simple vintage look or some fab florals. Vintage weddings have remained ever popular with brides and grooms across the country. However, there are many different ways to express the vintage look. From soft vintge florals to retro 60’s inspired themes, they are all vintage and all gorgeous! We have a number of vintage wedding invitations to suit, so here are our top five.

Vintage Floral wedding invitation - 10 HRes

Our Vintage floral wedding invitation is one of our landmark designs, showcasing a stunning hand painted floral artwork embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. These floral wedding invitations would look great for a summer wedding or even a great gatsby 1920’s inspired theme. These vintage wedding invitations have been very popular and is often featured in our real life weddings such as this beautiful summer country wedding. Vintage floral wedding invitations start from £3.70 Read the rest of this entry »

7 Wedding Decorations for under £20

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a rock for your whole life then we all know that weddings are expensive! The average UK bride spends around £23’000 on the big day, however we have seen that more and more couples are looking to have a more budget savvy wedding. One of the biggest expenses can be the wedding decorations, so we have had a little look around and found 7 fabulous wedding decorations all for under £20.

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1. Of course we are going to mention our lovely mini bunting! A huge steal at just £2.95 for 3 metres! Plus you can have it to match your wedding invitations! Read the rest of this entry »

7 Signs He’s Going To Propose This Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Is he? Isn’t he? Maybe you already know that your man wants to put a ring on it – but when is he going to pop the big question? Here we have 10 signs that could indicate you’re in for a valentines day proposal this year! Girl – get your manicure ready and your hair done!

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1.  Is he checking his phone alot or maybe being unusually secretive about what he’s looking at? These could both be indictaors that he’s chatting with your bezzies about what styles you like or is getting emails from the jeweller – eeek!

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Bohemian Jewellery Tats For The Alternative Bride

Monday, December 14th, 2015

So, as you may remember earlier this year we exhibited at the National Wedding Show in London. We had a super time and met many wonderful suppliers including the owner of Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos, Darrel. We were in absolute awe of how amazing these tats are and decided that we must share this hot new trend with all you lovely people, especially those alternative brides wanting something a little different!

Bohemian-Jewellery-Tattoos-Sofia-4 - alternative bride

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Handy To Have Wedding Apps

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

In the world of wedmin that battered old binder is fast becoming obsolete. The rise of wedding apps has rocketed and now you can virtually ‘app’ anything you need! This is why we have dowloaded, uploaded and tried out as many wedding apps as we possibly can and have come up with our top 5. If you’re newly engaged or are struggling to keep up we recommend you dowload these wedding apps – ASAP!

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Budget Busting DIY Wedding Ideas

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Are you a bride on a budget? Fancy yourself somewhat of a crafty creative? Me too! As a bride to be myself I am always on the look out for fun and cheap DIY wedding ideas that I can steal and essentially copy! That’s why I figured (being lovely) that I would share some of the best I have found with you.  I hope you love them as much as I do…

DIY Group Shot DIY Wedding Ideas

1. Wool Wire Letters

This is a super fun and creative DIY wedding ideas hack that cost only £13.00! As a bride to be myself I am part of an awesome Facebook group for RocknRoll Brides – it was on here that I saw a lovely lady called Hannah shared with us her Wilkinson’s DIY bargain. Hannah purchased this wire LOVE sign from the high street store for £10 and then bought a ball of wool. She then proceeded to wrap the wool around each letter, occasionally looping in and out for security. The end result I think you’ll agree is amazing! Perfect for venue decoration! Read the rest of this entry »