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Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding ceremonies, and particularly outdoor wedding ceremonies, are not something we have been able to speak about much in the last year, are they? But after an extremely tough 12 months for any couple who was planning to tie the knot it looks like, with a little bit of luck and hope, the full-scale weddings we remember will be back from 21st June 2021. I’m hoping that this will kick off a summer of weddings to remember! And, with summer, often comes the increasingly popular demand for...

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Questions to ask your Wedding Cake Maker

Questions to ask your Wedding Cake Maker

Whilst planning your wedding, you maybe wondering what questions you need to ask your cake maker. For some, the cake isn't important and for others it is going to be the main feature of their day. But where do you start when searching for your cake maker? And what questions should you ask them? I've been chatting with Jen from Jen's Cakery in West London to find out more... How far in advance do you recommend booking your cake maker? Don't leave it too late. I get booked up a long way in...

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Questions to ask your Florist

Questions to ask your Florist

Before you begin the search for your wedding florist, you may have a few questions that you'd like to ask. In this blog, I had the pleasure of interviewing Julia Clarke from Floret Florals, based in Blackheath, London. How far in advance do you recommend booking your florist? In normal times I find it varies greatly. Some couples book a year in advance whilst others a matter of months before. If you want a certain florist then my advice is to book them sooner rather than later. Flowers are...

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Which Wedding Gift List to choose?

Which Wedding Gift List to choose?

Going back 50 or 60 years, you’d be hard pushed to find a wedding gift list that didn’t include a 12-piece Royal Doulton crockery set, a kettle and an ironing board. Newlyweds would normally move in together after their wedding/honeymoon, and so it made perfect sense to ask for gifts that would help to kit out their new home. These days, most couples are already living together before they get married and, very often, have everything they need. Consequently, gift lists have evolved and now...

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What is a Celebrant?

What is a Celebrant?

If you're in the middle of planning your wedding, you may have come across the term and be wondering what exactly is the role of a celebrant? I had the pleasure of interviewing Cotswolds celebrant Julia Hawkes and have shared all of her answers below. How would you summarise the role of a celebrant? A wedding celebrant offers a wedding experience that is entirely different to that offered by a local government Registrar. A celebrant creates wedding ceremonies that are personal, unique and...

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Lucy Bull Weddings Brand Shoot

Lucy Bull Weddings Brand Shoot

When asked to describe the Lucy Bull Weddings brand, I use words such as refined, elegant, contemporary, personal and luxury. I have these adjectives in the back of my mind when planning any LBW event and it was no different when preparing for my Brand Shoot. My weddings are stylish and romantic, laidback but extremely well-organised. When I set to work with the ever-so-talented Brand Studio Co, I knew we needed to convey these aspirations. Louise Beukes was fundamental in helping to pull my...

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Tips for your Wedding Speech

Tips for your Wedding Speech

As a bride, groom, best man or best woman, you might yourself in need of wedding speech tips. For a wedding guest, the speeches are often a highly anticipated part of the day. By the time they come around, drinks are flowing, a ‘length-of-speeches sweepstake’ may be circulating and everyone is eagerly awaiting previously-unheard anecdotes that are about to be dug up on the newlyweds. There is often a lot of hype around the speeches and everyone is urging them to go well… Spare a thought, then,...

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How to Time your Wedding Day

How to Time your Wedding Day

One thing many couples ask is how to time their wedding day to perfection. What time should we hold the ceremony? How long should we allow for the drinks reception? How long for the wedding breakfast? What time should our band or DJ arrive? As a wedding planner, I will always be there on the day to ensure that the pre-planned schedule is being followed, however here is my advice... How long do you want your day to last? Firstly, find out by what time your venue asks you to finish and keep that...

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Style and Design Your Wedding Day

Style and Design Your Wedding Day

Thinking about wedding style is a fun thing to do in the early stages of engagement. It is a good launch pad from which to jump into the more detailed planning. However, with access to so much incredible inspiration at our fingertips, from Instagram and Pinterest to more traditional magazines, finding your style can be a little overwhelming. It’s all too easy to start putting together ideas, with no real sense of direction, as you unknowingly run away with your budget. If you really have no...

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How to start Planning your Wedding…

How to start Planning your Wedding…

If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re recently engaged and thinking “where on earth do I start with planning a wedding?”. Well firstly, enormous congratulations! I hope you’re still in a bubble of pure happiness and extremely excited about what’s to come. Trust me, you should be! My initial advice is not to feel pressured into starting the organisation immediately. Take a couple of weeks to just enjoy being engaged. Soak up all the love and champagne which you’ll have undoubtedly...

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Take a read of my helpful tips and advice to steer you through your wedding journey.