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Spring themed weddings

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As we enthusiastically wave goodbye to winter and the first flowers begin to bloom, say it quietly, springtime is on its way!

Spring is a time for new beginnings and clean slates, bringing with it a sense of renewal and creativity. With the glut of new brides getting engaged over the Christmas and Valentine’s Day period, spring is the perfect time to wed and embark on your new life together as a couple. 

Romance & The Irish

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Irish people have a long history of romantic gestures. In fact, the remains of St. Valentine are enshrined in a casket in a church in County Dublin. On Valentine’s day, every year, the casket is carried to the alter in a special mass.

There is a big difference between how romance was celebrated in old Ireland and how it’s celebrated today. Traditions such as exchanging Aran jumpers with your partner aren’t nearly as popular as they once were.

Traditions among brides were also very different. Irish brides would generally carry a handkerchief on her wedding day but this traditional is now largely condemned to history. It was meant to symbolise fertility. 

Be Bespoke, Be Unique, Be You

Be Bespoke, Be Unique, Be You

A Mary-Elizabeth Bride has a unique quality; the ability to design and create the most “important” item of clothing she will ever wear, that shows off who she truly is. I can visualise a dress that fuses comfort, and style, that tells your individual story, ensuring that your dress will take everyone's breath away.

 

There is a saying that "every outfit tells a story", so why wear a dress a million other Ladies have chosen when you can have your very own bespoke dress that tells the greatest love story of all? Yours.

 

Decorating a village hall

Village hall

When you get engaged, what is the first thing you do in the planning process?  Some will choose their dress, some will choose a venue and some will choose their wedding theme.  Many couples are now opting to get married or have their reception in an alternative venue rather than hotels such as barns, warehouses and village halls. 

Deciding how to decorate your venue is another task you will need to consider.  Venue stylist, Lindsey Hunter loves the challenge of decorating alternative venues and talks through her tips on how to style a village hall, which tend to be spacious with high ceilings, perfect for creating something spectacular for your wedding.

Seven different modes of wedding transportation designed to turn heads!

Seven different modes of wedding transportation designed to turn heads!

“Get me to the church on time…” may well be a well-known wedding song, but one of the principle features of most weddings is the transport to get, predominantly the bride and her party, to the wedding venue on time. If you are planning a wedding, no doubt, booking the wedding transport will be pretty high on your ‘to do’ list. Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse and beautiful bridalwear, take a look at the different modes of wedding transportation, designed to turn heads on your big day.

 

1. Horse and carriage

This Magic lingerie will solve women’s shopping nightmares!

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Finding your perfect wedding dress is a dream come true for all brides-to-be, but sometimes figuring out what you are going to wear underneath that perfect dress when you find it, isvery often more of a challenge or for some a nightmare. I have spoken to many wedding party woman and some have owned up to even going commando out of desperation, the saying is “if needs must…” and of course free choice is a wonderful thing, so there is no problem with that route, but most women prefer to don some form of lingerie, just in case.

The Boho Booth launches to take stylish selfies to new heights

A stunning 1969 VW Campervan has been painstakingly restored and modified to house what is set to become the UK’s trendiest photo booth. Available to hire for weddings and events from February 2017, The Boho Booth - affectionately named ‘Callie’ and originally from New York – integrates a high- resolution camera and internet-enabled touchscreen operating system with an abundance of stylish props to bring a new dimension to selfie snaps.

Wedding Planning Date Nights for Valentine’s

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With a wedding to plan, Valentine’s Day may be the last thing on your mind.  Like me, you may think Valentine’s Day is a bit underwhelming and over commercialised, but use it to your advantage and book a fun ‘date night’ (or ‘date day’) around your wedding planning schedule.  Take it from me, no matter how many months or weeks you are planning your wedding, it goes by in a flash.  So savour the little things before you get married, enjoy the planning process together, and use any excuse that you can to celebrate with your other half.

Here’s some (wedding-budget friendly) ways you can make it a fun Valentine’s day, and incorporate some of your planning into it, too!  

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