Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Why You Should Choose Artificial Wedding Flowers

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Have you considered artificial wedding flowers? According to the most recent Brides magazine the average bride and groom will spend £638 on their wedding flowers. That is £638 on a part of your wedding day that will wilt and die within a few days after the event! We met Rachel from Budding Sensations at the National Wedding Show in February and got her top tips and advice on why you should think about artificial wedding flowers instead…

budding sesations - artificial wedding flowers

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5 Totally Stunning Alternative Wedding Dresses

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Long gone are the days when alternative wedding dresses were snubbed by industry. In todays society many brides are choosing to embrace the more unique look for their special day. Choosing your dream wedding dress is all about what you want – whether that be a classic white wedding dress or a colourful and modern two piece. So we took on the task of finding 5 unique alternative wedding dresses (well actually 3 dresses…) to help give you a little inspiration. We won’t lie it was also really fun to look at so much prettiness all afternoon!

alternative wedding dresses - chotronette

This dress is the stuff fairytale dreams are made of! The intricate embroidery detailing on both front and back of the dress will seriously wow your wedding guests. The mix of soft and bold colours create such a beautiful mix of fairytale and modern wedding. Chotronette create some of the most amazing non-traditional wedding dresses we have ever seen. Plus they are SO affordable it really is quite unbelievable. The designers Silvia and Laura, based in Romania make these stunning dresses in their studio and ship them worldwide. Prices range from just £100-£850. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Ideas For Your Wedding Dress After The Big Day

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

In the midst of this busy wedding planning have you thought about what you are going to do with your wedding dress after the big day? Some brides spend £50, others spend £5000, but after the wedding day has come and gone – what do you do with the gown? Today we have researched 5 different options for your to take a look at. Spoiler – our favourite is the 3rd and 4th option 🙂

Wedding Dress After The Big Day

One of the most popular options is of course storing your wedding dress. The best way to do this is to source a reputable company that will professionally store your wedding dress in the correct way. For example many dry cleaners offer to not only properly clean your wedding dress after the big day but also provide wedding dress storage boxes. These boxes should eliminate light, protect from accidents and be made from a breathable material lined with acid free tissue. This offers the safest long term storage and protects the dress from natural elements, preventing the loss of colour or “yellowing” over time. The price of this will vary from company to company but Connoisseurs Dry Cleaners in London usually charge around £150-£200. Read the rest of this entry »


How To Plan A Festival Themed Wedding Day

Monday, August 14th, 2017

In recent years you may have seen a festival themed wedding day pop up on your Pinterest or Facebook feed – they are becoming increasingly popular! It’s not hard to see why either, a fun atmosphere and a laid back wedding day – what more could you ask for?! Some festival themed wedding day ideas even include camping for the guests – others are more of a day festival. Either way we have found some great inspiration and ideas for you!

No festival themed wedding day is truly complete with fun games for your guests to play through the day or weekend! Many of these will be super easy to DIY however you can also hire all sorts of festival inspired games from various companies up and down the country!

festival themed wedding day - games

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How To Create A Wonderful Woodland Wedding Theme

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Wedding statistics for 2017 are showing us that one of the most popular themes for the big day is a woodland wedding. So naturally we thought to ourselves – why don’t we have a blog about wonderful woodland weddings and how to create them?

woodland wedding

A woodland wedding can come in many different variaties such as whimsical, botanical and eco-friendly. Today we would like to show you a few options we have found that would make your woodland wedding really come to life.

Of course we are going start off with one of our own wedding stationery designs. Fauna was created by Ivy Ellen’s own Stephanie Miller, with details from floral paintings by artist Jo Corner. The stationery is printed on 50% recycled flecked 350gsm board. This floral stag wedding stationery range is perfect for a rustic woodland wedding day. Fauna is available in a full selection of wedding stationery items including: Save the Date, RSVP cards, Menu, Order of Service, Place cards, Table numbers, Bunting and Thank You cards.

You can find Fauna from £1.95 right here: Fauna Wedding Stationery Collection

woodland wedding - Fauna

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Wedding Planning – Top 5 Ed Sheeran First Dance Songs

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

There is no point trying to deny it, there are many good choices for Ed Sheeran first dance songs. The majority of his music is soft, romantic and oh so sweet. Of course this is no exception for his latest album release. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months you probably will have noticed that the new Ed Sheeran album is EVERYWHERE! Of course as someone who works in the wedding industry I can’t help but listen to songs and wonder how many people had this is as their first dance music, or even to walk down the aisle.

ed sheeran first dance song

So for a little bit of fun, in no particular order, I have put together the top 5 Ed Sheeran first dance songs, enjoy!

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Wedding Flower Displays with The Blossom Company

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Today we have the lovely Izabella from The Blossom Company here with us to discuss wedding flower displays. I met Izabella whilst blogging at The National Wedding Show back in February. I of course fell in LOVE with the stunning floral arch on display! So much so that I felt the need to share it with all you wonderful brides and grooms. So I conducted a quick interview about The Blossom Company, and here are the results…

floral arch - wedding flower displays

What is your favourite piece that you have created for a wedding?

That would definitely have to be the Marie Antoinette floral arch, it is just such an extreme statement piece to have for your wedding day, and it is very unique. I believe it’s really beautiful and adds that extra glamour to the big day.

The floral arch starts from around £500 to hire however this can vary if you are ordering a larger or smaller package deal. You can also ask for different colour or varieties of flower to match your wedding day theme/look.

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Stunning Wedding Cakes with Little Cedars Bakehouse

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Today we welcome Nisha from Little Cedars Bakehouse – creator of stunning wedding cakes! I met Nishi whilst exhibitng at the National Wedding Show back in February. It was safe to say I was pretty amazed by the wonderful creations that Nisha was displaying. The traditional boring cakes are a thing of the past, these new modern, chic and stunning wedding cakes are in and hopefully here to stay!

stunning wedding cakes

A little about Nishi and Little Cedars Bakehouse: “It was all a mere coincidence when I was gifted my first cake mixer for Christmas. My hobby to bake became so addictive, I couldn’t stop. All my efforts to perfect my recipes was only the beginning. Every cake is a canvas that I can express my creativity and individuality. My favourite ingredients are a combination of a perfect colour pallette and finishing it off with just the right accessories.”

“Choose from our unique selection of wedding cakes and our cake flavour menu to create your perfect wedding cake. Alternatively, we can create a personalised design just for you.”

So without further ado here are a few tips and answers from Nisha about her wonderful wedding cakes…

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Our Top 5 Stunning Real Life Wedding Themes

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Choosing the right wedding theme for your big day can be a little daunting. The world of Pinterest is a very easy place to get in lost in, trust us! However over the years we have seen many different looks come and go, of course a few have really stuck with us. So we decided to show you a few our favourite wedding themes from the real life weddings we have supplied stationery for!

by Sarah Legge Photography

by Sarah Legge Photography

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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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