What should you wear to a winter wedding?


While it’s never particularly easy to pick out a wedding guest outfit, it’s definitely more of a challenge in the colder months. In summer, clothing shops are full of pretty dresses and barely-there sandals, which are perfect for a wedding in the sun. But, as winter comes around, the high street becomes flooded with big coats and knitwear — things that wouldn’t make the most sophisticated of wedding ensembles. 

However, it is possible to put together a winter wedding outfit that is both stylish and practical. Here are some pieces you should consider wearing. 

A faux fur jacket

New Valentine’s cards with real heart

Valentine’s cards

Don’t leave your sweetheart feeling flat on Valentine’s Day, send a pop-up card to prove it’s what’s inside that really counts. 

These innovative Valentine’s Day designs by contemporary card makers Cardology have a delightful and unexpected surprise inside: an intricate three dimensional pop-up.

The elaborate paper sculptures are inspired by Kirigami, the beautiful Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, and are part of a range of over 100 fresh, design-led greetings cards in the Cardology range.

Win a custom Snapchat filter for your big event with QHotels

Snapchat filter

Looking for a way to make your big event one to remember? QHotels, who pride themselves on hosting exciting and unique events across the UK, are now offering one lucky winner the chance to win a bespoke Snapchat geofilter for their event, such as a charity ball.  

QHotels value events that are truly one of a kind, so are offering this Snapchat filter, to make the day truly memorable.

Guests at the event will be able to show all their social followers what a fantastic time they are having and keep their friends updated on what they are doing that day.

The Strangest Places You Met Your Partner

The Strangest Places You Met Your Partner

As part of Bride & Groom Direct's recent competition, we asked our customers where they met their future spouses. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we found that the top four places to meet ‘the one’ were on a night out (24%), at work (21%), in school (12%), or online (11%), respectively.


There’s nothing abnormal about meeting your future loved one at, say, the other end of a bar, or sitting next to you in Biology class. However, what we didn’t expect was such an influx of answers regarding some very unusual places and situations…


Wonderful Winter Wedding Décor


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so naturally, it’s one of the most magical times to tie the knot. However, there’s a fine line between decorating your big day like an enchanting winter wonderland and it resembling Santa’s grotto. But don’t fear; with Bubblegum Balloons’ top tips, your wonderful winter wedding will look super-stylish and chic, without a Santa in sight. 

All white

Are you dreaming of a white wedding? An all-white colour scheme is clean, classy and timeless – especially for a magical Christmas ‘do. Balloons like our Innocence Tassel Tail giant balloon in a choice of either white feather-filled, pearly white or sophisticated silver add a simple yet stunning look to festive proceedings.  

Let it snow  

Insiders Guide To Wedding Photography Styles


You’ve found your dream partner to spend the rest of your life with, now for the next major decision, who to capture your big day? Good wedding photographers can get booked up months and even years in advance so it’s a great thing to get ticked off the list after you’ve chosen your venue. 

Before looking for your photographer you may want to decide whether you want film or digitalphotography. Choosing film can add a beautiful finish to your photos that is often difficult to match with digital, but it also adds to the photographers costs and can up your spend by around an extra £1000.

classicCREDIT: Elen Studio Photography



The nine most unusual places to get married

The nine most unusual places to get married

Weddings are all about garnering memories that can be remembered and cherished forever. Getting married in a venue that’s a little less ‘run of the mill’ than traditional church and registry office venues can certainly help craft a magical and memorable wedding. If you’re looking to tie the knot in a quirky location, the following nine most unusual places to get married might give you the inspiration you’re looking for.


1. Themed castle weddings

Christmas is the most engaging time of the year

Ring in a box

'The magical time of the year is upon us when the homes are filled with Christmas sweets, the town is filled with Christmas parties & social media is full of quotes from the Elf movie. But something else is also filling up our Facebook feeds - the engagement announcements! It seems that every couple you know and their sister, have suddenly got engaged. Are we just imagining this correlation between the holiday season and the increase of 'I'm marrying my best friend!' posts?

Bunch of Prizes for Bride-to-Be

bride to be Hana Khan catches bouqet to win prizes from Bride The Wedding Show at Tatton Park

Cheshire Girl, Hana Khan wins her wedding at Bride Bouquet Toss 

Brides-to-be gathered at Tatton Park on Saturday 3 December for a bouquet toss hosted by bride: The Wedding Show. Up for grabs – quite literally - for the bride who caught the bouquet was a package that included the wedding cake, bridal bouquet, a photobooth, wedding vehicle, tipi honeymoon suite, 50% discount off hire of Tatton Park as a wedding venue – and much more! 

The lucky bride who won this fantastic package was Cheshire girl Hana Khan. Having been proposed to less than a month ago in Dubai, by long-term best friend and boyfriend of four years Jonathan Collins, the pair are now set to wed in September 2017. 

4 original ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary

hand wearing a ring

Wedding anniversaries are very special occasions, where you look back on the biggest day of your life while celebrating the happy times that you’ve spent together since. However, like other events that come around on an annual basis, if you put a lot of effort into one particular year, the others can sometimes pale in comparison. 

Thankfully, there are quite a few things you can do to rekindle the magic of a wedding anniversary and ensure it is an occasion that you can both really enjoy. To help you out, we’ve put together four of our favourite things to do on an anniversary that are both original and memorable. Read on to find out more.

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