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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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Top 10 Wedding Instagram Accounts To Follow

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Instagram – a bride to be’s heaven. Here at Ivy Ellen we are addicted to Instagram both personally and as a bussiness. There is no place better for inspiration (aside from Pinterest, obvs). Almost every single supplier you could imagine is on Instagram, whether you’re looking for dresses, shoes or stationery *hint hint*. So here we have compiled our top ten list of amazing Wedding Instagram accounts to follow for your upcoming nuptials…

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1. Lucy Ledger

Pure pastel perfection. Lucy works in the wedding and design industry and has a keen eye for all things beautiful! You will be sure to find tons of wonderful wedding ideas here… @lucyledger Read the rest of this entry »

10 Tips on How to be the Best Bridesmaid Ever

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The definition of the word Bridesmaid means “A woman who attends the bride at a wedding” – in modern day we know this role as “A woman who attempts to stop Bridezilla from emerging and breaking down in tears”. As a Bridesmaid you have automatically enrolled yourself for a huge list of duties that range from helping choose a colour to mopping up any disaster that may arise. Here we have listed 10 tips on how to be the best bridesmaid ever… and retain most of your sanity


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Top 10 Wedding Table Themes

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Your Table Plan is the centre of attention for guests upon their arrival, so you better make it worth their while! Table Names can be anything you want from film names to languages, you can make them as personal as you wish or you can stay with the traditional route of numbers. Table Names can be a real conversation starter – Here at Ivy Ellen the most popular choice is Numbers or Cities, we can customise them to say whatever you wish! Here is our Top 10 Wedding Table Themes, inspired by our customers – we hope it inspires you too!


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10 Love Lessons I learnt from Disney

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Growing up as a child I was obsessed with Disney films though I could never decide on a favourite. I loved the voice of Pocahontas when she sung but I loved the romantic fairytale of Cinderella. Naturally I guess part of me grew up wishing for the fairytale however as I grew older I realised in fact that all those hours spent watching the knight rescue the fair maiden taught me more than to dream, they taught me love lessons I will never forget.


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10 Stationery Details for the Perfect Reception

Friday, July 18th, 2014

When your planning a wedding there is so much to organise it is rather easy to forget about the small things, however we know that you really don’t want that to be the butt of everyone’s jokes all night. People often say the Devils’ in the Detail – but with this list of 10 stationery details for your reception not one single guest will say that you forgot about the details!


1. Place Cards – We suggest that you don’t leave it up to the guests to choose they’re own seats, you will end up with squabbling and quite frankly more trouble than there need be. Make sure each guest has their own place card, if you have a theme then coordinate them for a really polished look.



2. Place Setting Menu Cards – Right so Auntie Jennie can’t remember if she ordered the Chicken or Salmon whilst Sarah is sure she ordered the Chicken without the mushrooms. Lets set this straight, create individual place setting menu cards for each guest with their choice of the dishes written on them – no fuss no chaos.

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Top 10 TV Wedding Proposals of all Time

Monday, July 7th, 2014

We all get too involved with certain shows or movie lines – you get to know a character and when one of them decides to propose you almost feel as though it’s your best friend getting married! The tears flow and your heart skips a beat – I give to you our Top 10 TV Wedding Proposals of all Time – try not to get too emotional!

Friends – Chandler and Monica

When Joey said Monica had left did we believe him? As Chandler walks into an apartment filled with candles, Monica attempts to propose to him – however she quite rightly exclaims through tears “There’s a reason why girls don’t do this” upon which Chandler cries and proposes – at long last the love duo are due to be wed!


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Top 10 Things to Avoid when Wedding Planning

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Anyone else feeling like they have Wedding Day goggles on permanently? Planning your Big Day is beyond stressful and remembering to do a million and one things is understandably going to get you confused. I know it is for me! So I have compiled a list of  Ten Things you MUST avoid by all counts, for your health and sanity! I give to you my…Top 10 Things to Avoid when Wedding Planning.


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10 Reasons Why Marriage Makes You Healthier

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Like you need another reason to have a wedding. but it has been found that marriage makes you healthier because people who are married live longer compared to their single counterpart. This is a reassuring thought because now you have found the one you want to be with for the rest of your life, by simply committing yourself to them you should be healthier allowing you to spend more years together, happily married. Listed below are ten scientifically backed ways the marriage makes you healthier.

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1. Stronger Bones
Married life can get under your skin, and according to researchers at UCLA, it can even get into your bones. Marriage is tied to better bone mineral density (BMD), reducing the risk for developing osteoporosis. While simply being married had positive effects for men, having a happy relationship was crucial for higher BMD in women. Past research has linked stress with poor BMD, so it makes sense that a supportive partner can lower a spouse’s stress levels and protect bones.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Today, February 14th, is Valentine’s Day, the day where across the world people celebrate Love. Today is the day when 73% of men give their partner flowers. So men if you are in the 27% who forgot which day it was today be warned because around 50% of women who do not receive a valentine’s gift from their partner on Valentine’s day will break up with them!


Image courtesy of Michele Querin


1) Valentine’s Day was initially named after Bishop Valentine who performed secret marriages between men and women during 270AD. The Emperor Claudius II did not want any of the men in his Roman Empire to marry because he felt that single men were better warriors because love was a distraction. Bishop Valentine rebelled against this rule and arranged ceremonies through sending notes signed with ‘From Your Valentine’. Bishop Valentine was sadly caught and killed for this act on February 14th and from then on people celebrated him on this day.

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