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Brides choose to wear their “something blue”

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Brides have been wearing ivory or white since Queen Victoria made it popular in the 19th century. However, in the 1930s, Wallis Simpson wore a pastel shade of blue to marry Edward, Duke of Windsor which for a short time inspired brides to also wear coloured gowns. This was mainly due to rationing during World War II, where women often wore their “Sunday Best” in pastel shades of yellow, blue and pink for their big day. 

Fast forward almost 100 years and brides are again returning to wearing coloured wedding dresses, to reflect their personality, to wear their “something blue” or to just have some fun (not everyone suits ivory after all!)

Over Half Of Married Britons Regret How Much They Spent On Their Wedding

A new study by a money saving website based in the UK has found that over half of married Britons now regret how much they spent on their wedding day. Furthermore, it was found that brides believed floral arrangements and bouquets to be the most wasteful expense of the day, with grooms claiming that the cost of their brides wedding dress was the most over extravagant purchase. 

Four tips for choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses

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As an excited bride-to-be, it’s only natural that you’ll find yourself searching wedding magazines to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses. If your best gals are carbon copies of each other, then this is the method for you, however, it’s likely that your bridesmaids aren’t clones with identical figures. Unfortunately, this can make picking a dress harder than you ever imagined, but don’t panic, because we’ve put together some tips, in collaboration with our friends at Maral Dress, to make sure that your favourite girls all look and feel fab on the day! 

Ask your Bridesmaid's opinions

Summer Weddings at The Black Swan

Summer Weddings at The Black Swan

Steeped in history, the centuries-old Black Swan Hotel at Helmsley dates back to Tudor times and is a charming country wedding venue that simple oozes character.

Set in the heart of one of North Yorkshire’s most picturesque market towns, there is always a warm welcome here. This delightful hotel once a coaching inn, boasts period features including inglenook fireplaces and dark oak beams, with antique furniture tastefully blended with contemporary, colourful design touches and original artwork.

Host your dream day at Hoar Cross Hall

For a truly memorable wedding day you need a truly memorable setting and Hoar Cross Hall, set in the heart of rural Staffordshire, is certainly somewhere that can't fail to impress. You’ll cherish your wedding photos with the magical backdrop of this magnificent stately home, with its striking architecture and beautiful gardens. Set in 50 acres of quintessential English countryside, including mature woodland, rolling parkland and a unique Italian water garden, this Grade II listed country retreat is certainly a place where wedding dreams can come true.

Show-stopping cocktails

Circo

The perfect wedding is a thing of dreams; and who doesn’t dream of the bright summer sunshine beaming down on friends and family as they sip an exotic cocktail after a tear-jerking ceremony?

Now that dream can be a reality following the launch of a vibrant range of vodkas that promise to create show-stopping cocktails that will keep your guests talking for months on end. 

With the tropical taste of mango, grapefruit, or pineapple tickling your taste buds, Cîroc vodka could well be the perfect ingredient to your dream wedding in the sun. 

5 reasons to propose in Edinburgh

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If you’re looking to pop the question in Scotland this year, look no further than its capital, Edinburgh. With historic landmarks, beautiful buildings and a host of bars and restaurants, there’s no shortage of places to get down on one knee. From castles to hills to hideaway bars, your proposal can be exactly what you’ve always wanted, no matter what type of couple you are. Need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons to pop the question in Edinburgh.

1 - The history

5 reasons to propose in Newcastle

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With Spring in the air and the warm weather finally approaching, there’s no better time to propose to your other half. It can seem an overwhelming event for even the most organised of people to plan, so let us help you take some of the stress away with 5 reasons to propose in Newcastle; one of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

1 - It’s home to some of the most visited landmarks in the UK

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