Aug 14th 2013

Trashing the Wedding Dress – What?

Yes, there really is a trend for ‘trashing your wedding dress’ photography…but why?

Ok, so perhaps your photos didn’t turn out the way that you wanted.  Some brides simply have more shots done after the wedding day – problem solved – but to destroy your dress for the sake of some ‘fun’ photos is a bit extreme to say the least. Click: TRASH DRESS  And can you honestly say that the photography is a great way to remember your wedding??

What a waste of a dress.

Buy a good dress that you can have restyled to wear again or choose a fabulous evening dress instead of a traditional bridal gown, that way your designer outfit will get used again and again.  If not, donate it to charity.  In Manchester there is the wonderful St Ann’s Hospice who have a dedicated bridal shop – a charity like that would be only too grateful for your designer wedding gown!

Some trends shouldn’t be followed!

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 Aug 12th 2013

AMERICAN-STYLE ‘SIP AND SEE’ PARTIES FOR NEW MOTHERS ARRIVE ON OUR SHORES… BUT WILL KATE AND WILLS HAVE ONE?

First came proms. Then came baby showers. Now ‘Sip and See’ parties are set to be the next American cultural import to take the UK by storm….Mail online…Click here for more information

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 Aug 12th 2013

SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR MANCHESTER EVENTS COMPANY

MANCHESTER based events company the Taylor Lynn Corporation is celebrating after achieving an increase of 20 per cent to its previous year turnover….The Main Event….Click here for more information

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 Aug 8th 2013

Brides Magazine – Venice in Birmingham….

Thanks to Brides Magazine this month for the mention (p195).

We did indeed recreate Piazza San Marco in Birmingham – and fabulous it was too.  The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas doesn’t have the monopoly on gondolas and opera singers!

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 Aug 8th 2013

London Essential on You Tube

Take a look at the fabulous London Essential on You Tube!! Click: HOT ENTERTAINMENT

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 Aug 7th 2013

Marvin and Rochelle Humes Celebrate Anniversary

As Marvin and Rochelle Humes celebrate their first wedding anniversary at Blenheim Palace – click CELEBRATE – I wonder if more people shouldn’t mark the day when they tied the knot?

Sure, we plan hundreds of events for landmark anniversaries but considering the thought and effort that goes into the big day itself, isn’t it worth saying those three magical words more often with a small party or personal celebration each year?

Keep it simple by perhaps using the private dining room of your local restaurant, a dinner party or BBQ at home for family and friends, or a romantic Champagne picnic for two in the gardens of your wedding venue, but whatever you do, just make sure it’s thoughtful and personal.

Congratulations to Marvin and Rochelle for showing us the way on celebrating anniversaries 🙂  And husbands and wives, if you need some ideas on how to plan that anniversary event……you know who to call!

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 Aug 7th 2013

Sweet 16 Party for Kylie Jenner

As photos of Kylie Jenner’s Sweet 16th birthday start to emerge later this month, we can expect in an influx of young ladies looking to emulate her party style.  See: KYLIE JENNER

The range of Sweet 16 parties is amazing.  Some ladies (amazingly) want a stylish, glamorous affair which is right from the pages of Hollywood’s golden Marilyn Monroe and Rat Pack era.  For them – it’s the epitome of sexy chic. The little black dress and Chanel gifts are a must.

For other clients it is all about the hippest music available with the recreation of a top New York club, a truly energetic DJ and a very edgy, funky feel to the party style.  Food has to be sushi or ‘street food’ vendors – fish and chips, mini burgers, mini kebabs.

Hippest DJs in townX factor finalists entertain

And for some it is all very girly and fun – think ‘mocktails’ with afternoon tea and spa treatments, followed by a party full of glitz, sparkle and pink!  The more glittering and feminine the décor is, the better.  For entertainment – opt for X Factor finalists or boy bands and it’s a sure fire winner.

Whatever Kylie chooses, I hope she has fun and look forward to the phone ringing 🙂

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 Aug 7th 2013

Winter Wedding Ideas on Pinterest

Check our some ideas on our Pinterest pages for a glamorous winter wedding.  Bridal wellies from Selfridges included! Click: WINTER WEDDING

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 Aug 6th 2013

Traditional Weddings Still Popular

The conventions and format of traditional wedding ceremonies are still popular, according to some recent YouGov research.

I agree that for many couples the traditions of a wedding ceremony and reception can be wonderfully reassuring.  When nerves might be jangling, to have a way of signposting what the lucky couple need to be doing, and when, is a great help. Each part of the big day is conveniently signalled by a specific tradition: readings, signing the register, music as the bride walks up the aisle, speeches, photos, cutting the cake and first dance.  Plus their guests will also know what to expect if the service and reception follows the expected format.

But there is a growing band of modern couples out there who want to pay tribute to the conventions of weddings, but update or add their own stamp.

Here’s a few ways to update your wedding day, whilst keeping the hallmarks of tradition to your wedding:

– Single top table for the bride and groom so you can spend time together at the reception, or mingle with guests.  Other ‘top table’ guests can be seated together.

– Bride gives speech – who says that it must be the groom!

– When parents are not able, or to avoid inter-family issues, brides can walk half way down the aisle by herself, where her husband to be meets her, and they walk down the aisle together.  Actually very romantic.

– Offer alternatives to sugared almond wedding favours.  Maybe a liqueur after dinner, handmade truffles, a retro gift or make a donation to a local charity

– Go for a tower of brightly coloured cupcakes instead of a traditional 3 tiered cake, or opt for mini-wedding cakes in individual portions

– Organise an afternoon tea or BBQ instead of a wedding breakfast, or simply get married late in the day and have just one fabulous party for all of your guests!

– First dance – get everyone involved by having professional dance instructors on hand to teach everyone ‘your dance’.

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 Aug 6th 2013

LET’S PARTY! Active Pampered New…

There’s no doubt we are a nation of party-lovers, Give us any excuse and we will gather with friends and family to enjoy a celebration – and our little (and not so little) people are no exception. Bonus Sapor Magazine… Click here for more information

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