5 Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

OK, as somebody who has worked in the wedding industry, I may be a little biased, but honestly, there are so many reasons why hiring a wedding planner can make all the difference. These are five of the reasons why you should hire a wedding planner. It Saves Time For busy couples, a wedding planner can be a lifesaver, taking all the hard tasks on and leaving time for you...

Getting Wedding Ready with Cosmetify

Paid Collaboration with Cosmetify  May is by far my favourite month. Not only is it my birthday month, it is also generally warm and sunny and it marks the start of wedding season! With experience of working as a wedding coordinator, wedding planning is still something I offer on a freelance basis, and I love everything to do with the wedding industry so when Cosmetify got in touch asking if...

Bridal Makeup with Iconic London

Features gifted items I haven’t watched The Only Way is Essex in years, but when I did, two of my favourite characters from the show were the Faiers sisters. Recently the younger of the two sisters, Billie, got married in the Maldives, and make-up artist Krystal Dawn revealed how she used Iconic London products to create her stunning bridal makeup look. As well as Iconic London’s hero product, the Illuminator,...

How to Dress as a Guest for a Spring Wedding

Features Gifted Items Wedding season is almost upon us, and with it comes the pressure of deciding what to wear as a wedding guest for a spring wedding. It can be a bit of a minefield, deciding what to wear – avoiding white as well as the wedding colours in case you are mistaken for a member of the bridal party. Having been invited to a wedding myself recently, I...

5 Tips for Destination Wedding Couples to Make the Most of Your Day

When I married my husband Ed two years ago in Santorini, I wanted to savour every moment. Having been married previously, I was well aware how true it was that your wedding day flies by and time seems to speed up when you desperately want it to slow down so you can enjoy every second. As the wedding was in Santorini at the beginning of September, temperatures were high and...

Marriage After Divorce – Lessons Learnt From A First Marriage

When I married Ed in September 2017, it wasn’t the first time I had been a bride. I was married to someone else a few years before and it didn’t work out. I feel that there is a bit of a stigma around getting married more than once, especially for somebody my age, so I wanted to confront the taboo around the breakdown of a marriage and discuss the positives...

Wedding Dress Styles: How To Make Sure Your Dress Is Completely You

How can a bride ever make their big dress decision?  Most girls dream about their big day for as long as they can remember.  Then when it comes around to it, it can end up being a lot more work than imagined.  Choosing a dress turns out to be a mammoth task, with the huge amount and range of wedding dress styles out there today.  The best thing to do...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Beccy

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Beccy from Raucous by Nature! Hi Beccy, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on May 4th 2013. The other half is a big Star Wars fan.  Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We actually met online – on a dating website. He mentioned a...

Wedding Wednesday – The Five Planning Tools for Brides to Be

Wedding planning can be a stressful time. It can be difficult to know what to do first, when to book suppliers and where to go for inspiration. Having worked in the wedding industry previously, with first hand experience planning weddings, I wanted to share with you five planning tools for brides to be. These are where I go and tools I use for inspiration, guidance and advice when it comes...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Becky

This week’s Behind the Bride is an extra special one as it is with my sister-in-law Becky and I was her maid of honour! Hi Becky! First of all, congratulations on your marriage!  Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When are where did you first meet?  My name is Becky and my husband is James Parry. We live in Chester-Le-Street County Durham. We have a little girl...