How to use lighting to create the perfect ambience for your wedding

wedding lighting

Great lighting can really make a wedding by providing just the right level of ambience, butthere are a number of important elements that every bride and groom needs to have considered in order to get the lighting just right. Here are five illuminating tips for achieving lighting perfection on your big day.


1. Check the venue’s rules

4 ways to establish your summer bridal beauty look


Wedding season is upon us, you’ve got your beautiful dress, the invitations have been delivered, and now it’s time to prepare for one the biggest days of your life. Whether you’re opting for a minimal makeup look or a dramatic effect, researching the most popular beauty styles will help you to feel your upmost glamorous on the big day. And, who knows, you may even find that you tie in your look with the rest of your wedding theme, if you allow yourself enough time.

Clogau are pleased to announce that they have commissioned an exclusive jewellery collection, by the talented Welsh fashion designer, David Emanuel.


To celebrate their Welsh culture, British heritage, and royal connections, Clogau are thrilled to announce a new partnership with iconic fashion designer and royal couturier, David Emanuel. 

This exciting new collaboration celebrates love and glamour, capturing the romance and luxurious extravagance of our royal heritage and all its connotations. Perfect as the icing on the cake for your big day, but also beautiful as thank-you gifts for bridesmaids, maids of honor and mother-of-the-bride!

Heavenly Necklaces - jewellery specialists


Heavenly Necklaces are the leading suppliers of fake diamond jewellery to brides, royalty and celebrities the world over.

They are always delighted to advise personally on the jewellery for the big day and will happily enter into email correspondence to discuss all sorts of issues and ideas. More and more brides actually send them an image of 'the dress' , or even visit the team in their offices for personal advice, and the team at HN will reply speedily. 

Exclusive Alex Monroe ‘Mr & Mrs chicken’ wedding favours in aid of cancer research uk

Mrs Chicken

Following a sell-out first run, British jewellery designer Alex Monroe’s wedding favour pin badges are available again to order online exclusively for Cancer Research UK.


Mr and Mrs Chicken have been created in Alex Monroe’s unique style, with intricate detail, charm and humour to express a bride and groom through the animal kingdom. The pins have been cast from originals hand crafted by Alex and come in a gold plated finish. 


The birds are part of a range of wedding favours in aid of Cancer Research UK which includes pin badges, wristbands and packets of forget-me-not flower seeds.

World Chocolate Day with Just My Look

eye make up

If you’re desperate to embrace World Chocolate Day but can’t bring yourself to break your wedding diet until the honeymoon, Just My Look have a great range of chocolatey treats to help make you look and feel amazing on your big day!


As all brides know, great makeup is key to feeling confident as you walk down the aisle so if you’re opting for an understated, sophisticated look that is sure to grab everyone’s attention then a neutral, chocolatey eye colour is always the way forward.


W7 Cosmetics have a great range of natural, earthy tones perfect for a classic bride-to-be:


Couples say “I do” to saving money on the big day

Couples say “I do” to saving money on the big day

Poundland helps couples dreams of a fairy tale wedding become an affordable reality


  • Average cost of weddings has spiralled to £27,000
  • Poundland launches new £1 wedding range to help couples save on growing wedding costs
  • High street retailer appoints first ever wedding planner to help couples marry on a budget



Everyone knows dream weddings don’t come cheap with reports stating that the average British wedding cost couples living outside the capital £27,000 in 2016 and  £38,000 for those in London.


A bridesmaid gift fit for the royals

Coco the cat

What do you get the little flower girl or bridesmaid who has everything? No doubt Pippa Middleton was thinking the very same thing after choosing Princess Charlotte to complete the line-up at the biggest wedding of the year.

But Britain’s last remaining luxury teddy bear factory, Merrythought, has the answer with a collection of adorable handmade companions which are just perfect for that enchanting gift. After all, baby brother Prince George already has one. 

The Shropshire firm has unveiled a stunning new collection which features adorable new characters ready to charm owners across the globe, with Digby the dog and Coco the cat taking centre stage.

Ensure Your Guests Have an Amazing Day Too

Laura Devine

Everyone wants their wedding to be the best, the one their friends remember for all the right reasons, and the one that goes down in their family as the most momentous of celebrations.  Aside from sorting out a drink for the toasts, a nice meal and the right entertainment, there are other key factors that will ensure your wedding guests are comfortable and relaxed, and above all, have an amazing time.  


Ensure They Are Well Informed 


Kalamata Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift set

Virgin Olive Oil 

The Kalamata Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift set makes the perfect present for brides and grooms to be who have a love for all things food. The oil is a unique and personal gift, whether they’re always looking for the next best ingredient for their cooking or simply enjoy all the pleasures of eating.  

The oil is available to buy in two variants; as an Individual 500ml bottle, or in a wooden presentation box, making it ideal for gifting. The stunning wine-style bottle design lends itself to being on display and would sit well in any discerning food lover’s kitchen.

Guest who?

Guest who book


Here’s a fun new take on the traditional wedding guest book that will get wedding guests warmed up while the bride and groom discover just how well they really know their friends.

In Guest Who? – a good-looking soft bound book packed with fun illustrations and prompts - guests leave their message with a clue to their identity, ready for the happy couple to guess the guest behind the good wishes.

Shropshire Petals launch metallic and vibrant new confetti cones

confetti cones

From pastels to bold block colours, wedding colour trends seem to surpass the typical Pantone colours for particular seasons, with couples opting for their favourite colours to use on their wedding day.

Inspired by customer requests and feedback from brides-to-be at recent wedding shows, Shropshire Petals have added another stunning 9 colours to their confetti
cone collection.

Metallic tones are being seen all over the wedding industry at the moment, and as there are no natural metallic coloured flowers, opting for metallic confetti cones is the perfect choice to complement this wedding theme. Included in the new collection are silver, rose gold and gold confetti cones.

Wedding Stationery Check List

Wedding Stationery

Your stationery sets the mood and tone for your wedding… from its inception, it gives your guests a glimpse into what your day might look and feel like.  No pressure though!  

As a wedding tasker, I design a lot of bespoke stationery for my clients.  They give me a brief and send me things they like from Pinterest and I design them something unique and personal to suit their budget.  We go through various designs, sometimes more than 20, and various processes to ensure they have something they are thrilled with by the end.  Time and time again… the design my clients always end up going back to is the simplest one (and usually the first one!), but the key is personalisation.  Your day should be entirely reflective of you and your other half.  

Wedding steals: Tiffany & Co., Ernest Jones, Monsoon and Gant– Save up to 30% with Zeek

Zeek website

Weddings are the happiest day of most people’s lives, but they can also be the most expensive.


Add wedding in front of cake, dress or ring and suddenly the price seems to double, or even triple, but every bride deserves the best for their special day. Zeek, Europe’s largest online gift card marketplace, enables users to buy and sell gift cards and vouchers at a discounted rate, as well as featuring hundreds of well-known brands with savings averaging between 5 and 25%.