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

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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.

Choose a Venue for all Seasons

Thomas Harper, Hirings Manager, Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex gives advice on how your wedding can be a total success whether there is snow on the ground or if you are basking in a heatwave. 

To give extra flexibility to your wedding date, it's good to look at venues that are suitable for a once in a lifetime event -  no matter what the season.  Some places such as Hylands House also have price scales when it is less expensive to hire in the Autumn and Winter. With our British weather it is good to look at venues that can handle all four seasons in one day!

Like Mother, Like Daughter: 5 Bonding Fitness Breaks

Like Mother, Like Daughter: 5 Bonding Fitness Breaks

The mother-daughter bond can be strengthened through exercise; a bond so powerful it affects a woman’s health, self-esteem and all her other relationships. With this in mind, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, shine the spotlight on their top 5 mother-daughter fitness breaks, which make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. From high intensity training in Herefordshire to Nordic walking in Tenerife, strengthen your body and your bond on these female-friendly fitness breaks.
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Venue Vs Key Demographics

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Choosing a venue is one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding because it is at the very heart of your day.  It’s easy to get swept away by the architecture, the views, or the food that some venues may offer, but considering the demographics of your guests will go a long way to making your day a wonderful wedding as well as the perfect party.  

Try not to let superficial or temporary factors influence your venue choice and consider the comfort of your guests, as well as yourselves, as much as possible.  (As much you and your other half are at the centre of the whole day, there are practicalities to consider.)  It sounds obvious, but guest enjoyment and comfort will always leave a lasting impression.  

Spring themed weddings


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


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.