The Hidden Costs of a Destination Wedding

When Ed and I got married in Santorini two years ago, there was no denying it wasn’t an incredible experience and one I wouldn’t change for the world, but something we hadn’t anticipated was how expensive getting married abroad would be. As the cost of weddings in the UK rises higher and higher every year, it is easy to believe when people say that a destination wedding is a more...

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...

Wedding Wednesday – How I Really Found Planning a Wedding Abroad

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may know that around this time last year, I was under a huge amount of stress, deep in the final preparations for our wedding in Santorini on 2nd September. Things went from bad to worse, when the already useless travel company we had the wedding booked with ended up messing things up even more and, with just a few weeks left...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Santorini Wedding

Last weekend marked a whole five weeks since our wedding day. The past month has gone by in a blur of school runs and birthday celebrations and Santorini feels like a lifetime ago.  I realised I never did write a proper post about the wedding, instead mentioning it in passing over several posts. I wanted to go into a bit more detail as I know I was fairly negative prior...

Wedding Wednesday – Hello From Mrs Longden 

Last Saturday, on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, Ed and I said ‘I do’ in front of our closest friends and family. The day was absolutely incredible. The views were spectacular and it was simply amazing to share such a beautiful experience with those we love.  The holiday itself was so lovely too, and I’m sure I’ll be posting more about it in the comings days and weeks. If...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Children at Your Wedding Abroad 

I love weddings. They are romantic, provide two of my favourite things – alcohol and food, and they often culminate in one hell of a party. For children, however, they often involve an incredibly long day of being asked to sit still and be quiet, which is hard when all they want to do is run around and explore a new place.  I know some people prefer to keep weddings...