Wedding Planning

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

PREP:

1. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep! No matter how good your makeup artist is, they won’t be able to get rid of bags under your eyes. 

2. If you plan on having a spray tan for your wedding day, trial that a day or two before your trial too. The tone of your skin will impact the colours your artist will use on your eyes, lips and cheeks. 

3. Wear white! Just as your skin tone effects the way colour sits with your hair and eyes, as does the colour you are wearing. You will get a much more accurate idea of what your makeup will look like on the actual day if you wear the same colour as your dress to the trial. 

 

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The rise of digital weddings and technologically-savvy wedding planners

The rise of digital weddings and technologically-savvy wedding planners

As technology advances at prolific rates, industries and events once steeped in tradition are adapting to embrace the digital landscape. And none more so than weddings. Digitally-savvy couples everywhere are reaping the time-saving, eco-friendly and cost-effective benefits of organising and hosting a wedding that implements digital elements. Venus Bridal explores the rise of digital weddings and how couples are weaving technology into their big day.

 

Digital invitations

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...

 

Planning

It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.

How To Stay In Love Whilst Planning Your Wedding

date nights

You’ve found your soul mate; you and your partner have decided to go the distance and make it official, so how do you stay sane and in love during the preparation of what could well be the biggest party you’ll ever throw? Don’t let wedding pressure get in between you both, follow these tips from Marriott Breadsall Priory’s Michelle Clarke on keeping the love alive during your wedding planning.

Set wedding goals and boundaries and stick to them

 

Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake

Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake

The beautiful Godminster Farm is based on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was certified organic in 1999, is home to almost 300 organic dairy cows and boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which inspire many of the Godminster products.

 

The Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake is a glorious tower of mouth-watering delight, from the handmade organic brie and award-winning vintage organic cheddar to goat’s cheese, with the distinctive heart-shaped Godminster cheddar as the crowning glory.

 

To create the perfect wedding cake, Godminster have teamed up with some fantastic cheese makers, which makes this 10kg and 54cm of pure deliciousness.

10 health and wellbeing tips in lead up to the big day

running

Planning a wedding should be fun, but the reality is that many couples find it stressful. What should be a time for celebrating your relationship can easily become clouded by stress, especially in the immediate months beforehand. Many brides and grooms-to-be will no doubt choose to adopt a healthier lifestyle in the weeks leading up to the big day. If this is you, here are some top tips to help you de-stress and incorporate a healthier lifestyle into your everyday routine. 

1.    Make small incremental changes to your daily routine

Average Wedding Costs £27k – 4 Ways to Keep the Cost Down

wedding on stairs

It’s estimated that the average wedding now costs nearly £27,000. And while it’s thought that the cost is likely to be closer to £16,842 as brides and grooms are shunning hiring a professional for all of the traditional wedding elements, it’s still a rather hefty price to pay to marry the love of your life. 

With 35% stating that they wished they had budgeted more effectively for their wedding day, another four in ten regret how much they had spent – instead wishing they had put the money towards a house deposit or into a retirement fund. 

Essentials for a spring wedding to remember

Essentials for a spring wedding to remember

The flowers are blossoming amidst an increasingly emerald vista, as the sun soars overhead, it’s hardly surprising spring is hailed as the most popular season to get married. Springtime weddings provide opportunities for brides and grooms to become acquainted with the unique natural beauty of this time of year and make the most of what spring has to offer. If you are planning a spring wedding, whether it’s around the corner in 2017 or further away in 2018, take a look at the following wedding essentials for a memorable spring wedding.

 

Spring colour schemes

Wedding Trends for 2017 and How to Get the Celebrity Touch for Less.

wedding cake

Aron Schlagman, Creative Director for WHiTEPAPER event has worked on some of the leading weddings in the UK.  He was the guy behind Quintessentially Wedding Atelier.  Here Aron advises on how to bring celebrity glam to your own wedding. 

This year’s wedding season will see a delightful collection of personalities tie the knot, in what promises to be a multitude of different styles – from the uber sophisticated to the quintessentially British wedding and reality TV nuptials.  There will be a style to satisfy even the most demanding of couples and if you’re following suit, you’d want to read on to find out what the year’s trends will be.

The Five Most Important Wedding Venue Tips

The Banqueting Room at Hylands House

Thomas Harper, Hirings Manager at the Award-Winning Hylands House, Essex, gives the top tips on what to consider when hiring a wedding venue. 

It can take time to find your perfect wedding venue so ensure you start planning for it as soon as possible. Work out you budget and see as many locations as you can to gain a greater idea of what is available so that you do achieve your dream wedding.  

1. Location

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.

 

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