Jul 27th 2017

Latest Wedding Style Tips

Latest Wedding Style Tips

‘Put Your Wedding in Lights’ 

(‘Put Your Wedding in Lights’ – First Published in the Cheshire Magazine in Feb 2017)

Is it really two months since the clock struck midnight and a % of romantic males and females got down on bended knee! Has February really come around so soon? The month of romance (if somewhat a little contrived on occasions) and for me, one of the busiest of the year. Planning actual wedding proposal events, as opposed to the wedding itself, is a relatively new concept but one that is booming – it’s one of the latest Wedding Style Tips that we love the most! Couples are looking to combine something romantic with something bespoke. A memory that will never date. The lead up to that big day – start in style!

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February precedes the months ahead when brides and grooms are finalising their wedding plans and are looking to me for inspiration! 2016 was all about historic venues, large events and traditional wedding concepts. 2017 will see an emergence of a different kind of wedding combining some of the above with the eclectic boutique, stylish, fun.

Couples arrive at HQ with either a long-held dream for their wedding, which I then transform into a reality, or the polar-opposite – waiting to be inspired and excited! As a planner, I have to be in tune with the excitement, the emotions, the restrictions and the expectations. I work closely with each couple to draw-out what their vision of the big day really looks like, or design a wedding concept around their individual personalities to create something that floats their boat – big time! A wedding should always capture something of the couple’s uniqueness, a sense of fun and that priceless touch of TLC!

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1 – Small and beautiful. Intimate wedding making the most of boutique hotels, rooftop gardens and private residences. Infused with your own individual personality these small weddings will allow couples to keep wedding lists to closest family and friends, and invest in more luxuries in the catering and entertainment for a stylish day.

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2 – Industrial chic. A trend started in 2016 and set to continue. The architectural grandeur of warehouses, urban lofts and even Victorian pumping stations are a striking backdrop. Capturing the trend for strings of Edison bulbs hung above rustic wood and tarnished metal, imperfect, rough brick walls washed with theatrical lighting to add atmosphere, a blanket of oversized candles celebrates the space and marking the entrance – the luxury of industrial buildings is set to continue.

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3- Put your name in lights. Oversized letter-lights spell out a happy day, are a perfect focal point, and light up industrial décor. In a softer garden setting they twinkle amongst the bushes! Choose your backdrop – a rusty metal styled finish on the lights or a stark support to the lettering, and they will work perfectly.

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4- Time to Savour. Sharing plates or tapas style dinners are very much on trend. Long tables lend themselves to an assortment of dining options, both formal and informal. Unsophisticated foods, cooked to perfection and creatively presented. Polished tables and an eclectic mix of painted chairs or benches with brightly coloured cushions and throws. Bo-Ho, barn, continental or cutting edge!

5 – Sweet Tastes. Wedding cakes will always be a key part of a wedding, but 2017 sees the increasing emphasis on a dessert table, rather than just the cake. An ice cream bike, a mountain of chocolate, a tower of brightly coloured macaroons. Theatrical centrepieces combined with dessert– utter bliss!


6 – Brunch weddings. Pancakes stations, omelettes cooked to order, Bucks Fizz, delicate smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel. Strut down the aisle early, follow with a brunch party and jet off on honeymoon that night! A favourite for the more shy and discreet, especially for smaller weddings and second or third time romance finders!

7 – Trucks, trucks and more trucks! Fresh coffee, wood fired-pizza, burger sliders and ethnic favourites, are hugely popular. The choice is mouth-watering, from VW camper gin bars, to traditional fish and chip vans, vintage bus wine emporiums to afternoon teas! Great as the main event, and even better for those evening guests! Start the engine!
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So, they haven’t proposed to you yet? Here’s your moment. Leave this page open on the coffee table……if they take the hint, call me!

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 Jul 27th 2017

Wedding Vow Renewal Tips

I ‘still’ do – wedding vow renewal tips

Nearly two decades after tying the knot in one of the most lavish ceremonies on record, David Beckham revealed this year that he and Victoria have since renewed his wedding vows in a more intimate setting. The couple, who have long been trend setters, recognise that while you may want the emotion of doing it all again, recreating your big day is not what vow renewals are all about.  Confused? Here’s a quick guide of wedding vow renewal tips for how to plan an equally special day, and renew your vows in style

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Invitations

Lavish celebrity vow renewals have set a trend for increasingly bigger celebrations. While there is no limit to how big or small your celebration, it’s important to remember that this is not a second wedding. Don’t feel you need to invite everyone and his cat. The day can be as intimate or as public as you choose. The most important part is the focus – your lasting love and commitment to each other.  As with any celebration event, I encourage creativity with the invitation itself.  I see it as the ‘opening page’ of the book – the beginning of the celebration journey so tie it into the style or theme for the day.  Give guests a flavour of what is to come – and encourage them to RSVP

Pre-parties

Many people still ask about whether they can recreate their hen or stag do. It should go without saying that the answer is no. These parties are typically thought of as your last night out as a single person, which you’re clearly not any more. That said, you shouldn’t need an excuse to get together with old friends and if you want to do that go ahead. But if a boozy weekend away was in your plans, don’t expect friends will be as enthusiastic as they might have been the first time around to join in.

The Venue

There is nothing official or legally binding about renewing wedding vows. This means that anyone can lead the ceremony and you can do it anywhere you choose. Whether you choose to renew your vows at home, like the Beckhams; in a Vegas hotel like Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, or hire the whole of Disney World Resort for a couple of days like Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon – it’s about finding a place that’s special for you.  As with most events, if you are looking for a specific date (such as the date of your wedding) and a popular venue, I encourage you to book well ahead.

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The Ceremony

For sentimental reasons, many couples choose to repeat the same vows spoken on their wedding day. Others choose words that have meaning for their relationship as it has grown. Remember the vows are the focus of the day. Rings are exchanged in the same way, and many couples choose to use their same rings or perhaps add a special engraving to their original rings.

The main differences compared with a wedding are:

  • the dress – you can wear ivory or white if you choose, but don’t choose a traditional wedding dress with a train and a veil;
  • the attendants – it feels special to bring your original wedding party together, but this time there is no need for official roles. Everyone can enjoy the day as guests;
  • the wedding procession – there is no need for the bride to be given away. Instead of walking down the aisle, the couple should meet from opposite sides of the room.

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The Reception

Unlike a wedding there are no formalities to follow for a vow renewal reception. This is a time for celebration of your relationship and just as there is no limit to love, there is no limit to how you recognise it.  Popular ideas are stylish brunch parties or afternoon teas, but we have also planned parties for vow renewals in the cellars of champagne houses and wine estates of France and Tuscany, on yachts, rooftop bars, beach restaurants such as the fabulous Lone Star in Barbados, private gardens and so much more.  Choose what works for your style, personality and budget….but try to be creative!

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Gifts

Last on our wedding vow renewal tips list is the issue and dilemma of gifts. Wedding gifts are traditionally to help a newly married couple set up home together. No matter how lavish your vow renewal ceremony, sending out a gift list is a no, no. An alternative is to ask guests to donate to a charity, like Rod Steward and Penny Lancaster did this month, when at a vow renewal ceremony in their Essex home they asked guests to donate to the Grenfell Tower fire victims’ fund, rather than bring wedding gifts.

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