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A Wedding Planners Blog

With so many wonderful wedding venues in Costa Del Sol its hard to choose your perfect venue. We have so many amazing venues to offer that will meet everyones requirements.

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However today's blog we are going to focus on this beautiful venue in Vinuela. It is a boutique hotel set in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Andalucia. Plus situation on the stunning Lake Vinuela by the National Park of Sierra Tejeda you can see why this venue is popular to get married at.



The Hotel has lovely landscaped gardens that surround the property perfect to grab some amazing wedding photos and also as the sun sets to walk around them in the night time is definately memorable.

The property has a range of suitable areas within its grounds to hold your ceremony and wedding reception from a choice of restaurants, function rooms to gardens spaces. All perfect to take in the stunning views. Guests can stay onsite or with only a 15 minute drive to the coast there will be other accomodation available.





Lake Vinuela has a range of small beaches great for chilling out and enjoying the spanish sunshine and if your feeling adventureous then there is also a range of non motorised watersports to have a go at. The Village is a typical spanish village and its known for its fabulous wine.

Torrox is your costal resort near by and its definately your pretty spanish resort with white washed houses, many restaurants to dine in plus a lovely coastline.

A few facts about this Venue:

Location : Inland

Suitable for Wedding Ceremony : Yes

Suitable for Wedding Reception : Yes

Near to Church : Yes

Accommodation Availability : Yes

Nearest Airport : MalagaDistance from Airport : 50 Minutes

Closest Town : Viñuela and Torrox


If you think this could be the Spanish Wedding Venue you have been searching for then feel free to get in touch for more information

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Nikita and Paul came all the way from Australia to celebrate their wedding day in sunny Spain with their Friends and Family.

They chose to get married at our stunning Frigiliana Church in Nerja. This is a beautiful church inside and out and is set in a typical Spanish Village. Their 74 guests sat waiting for them to say I Do.

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They then went onto our lovely Casa De Los Bates venue to continue their celebrations.

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This is a beautiful traditional that has been around for many years. By adding these 4 things onto the bride they say it will not only bring you good luck on your Wedding Day but also it will help with fertility and prosperity.

The Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a sixpence in your shoe has come from an Old English Rhyme. Something Old represents continuity; Something New offers optimism for the future; Something Borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness; Something Blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom. These 4 things are usually something that is given to you by a family member or a guest, although there is no harm in you buying any of them yourself.

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There are so many different ways of including these things into your wedding attire, from jewellery, shoes, pins for your bouquet, garter, blue writing inside your dress, small tokens added to your bracelet or bouquet, a vintage piece of clothing or an underskirt or veil borrowed.


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I would love to hear if you followed this tradition and how you incorporated them into your wedding attire.

I had as my......                                                                                                                                                     something old - a pearl necklace I got as a gift for my 18th birthday                                                                         something new - was earings and a bracelet                                                                                                   something borrowed - was my underskirt                                                                                                             something blue - was my garter                                                                                                                           And i didnt do the lucky sixpence as I wasnt aware of that one.

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Sinead and Shane had a wonderful wedding day shared with their Family and Friends. Their day started at Frigiliana Church, Nerja where their 200 guests sat in this beautiful church waiting for them to say I Do. It was a lovely service and this church is truly beautiful.

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They then moved onto our stunning popular venue Casa De Los Bates for their wedding reception.

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This venue is simply stunning. Set in a breathtaking location with the spanish countryside around you whilst overlooking sea views of Rincon de la Victoria you can see why people choose to get married here.


This hotel is family run and has so much to offer. With beautifully landscaped gardens perfect to get some amazing photos. You can have your ceremony in the gardens if you wish and then your wedding reception outside too, to make use of the wonderful backdrop. You guests will enjoy a scroll around the property whilst taking in the views with a drink in their hand.




It can accomodate small intimate weddings or large weddings. And has many bedrooms to look after your guests.


Rincon de la Victoria is on the east coast of Costa Del Sol. It has 9km of glorious beaches to make us of plus a large golf course if you fancy it. With plenty of restaurants to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. 

If you would like more information about this venue then please get in touch

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We look forward to planning your wedding in Southern Spain


As we start to get close to the end of 2016 its time to think about those amazing colours that will be on trend for your up and coming 2017 wedding. It is exciting times ahead for all you lovely couples that will be tying the knot next year and I hope your wedding planning is going well.

Here is what you have to look forward to for Spring colours 2017

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Here are a couple examples of some moodboards using these beautiful colours

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There is some lovely colours for next year and combining a more vibrant colour with a softer shade seems to work so well and offers a real WOW factor.

Here is a sipet into what else is to come for the other seasons

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Happy Wedding Planning for 2017 :) 

Choosing the right wedding venue in Spain can be hardwork as after all there are so many lovely options over there. We have many different types of venues from Spanish Countryside to Castles to restaurants, all offering something different.

Todays Blog is all about a stunning typical Spanish Hacienda Venue, this beautiful venue is beachfront so you have the option of getting married on the beach or on the venue grounds.

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This Boutique Beach Hotel is 30 metres from the beach, so sea views all around you. With 9 bedrooms to choose from it makes it perfect for your guests to stay onsite but also being close to Torre Del Mar where there are many other hotels for other guests if need be.

Torre Del Mar, Malaga is a popular tourist destination on the East coast, It has plenty of bars and restaurants and with a stunning esplanda that follows the coast to the Marina of Calenta de Velez.

The hotel has large landscaped grounds that are perfect to have your wedding reception in and can accomodate over 100 guests.





This is truely an amazing beachfront venue and you can see why our customers choose to have their wedding in Spain here.

If you think this could be your wedding venue you have been looking for then please feel free to drop us a message for further information

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More information on this Venue

We look forward to planning your wedding in Southern Spain


Michelle and Cian has a wonderful wedding day in Sunny Spain. Filled with laughter, happy tears and memories to last a lifetime. 

Their day started at our stunning Frigiliana Church, this church is set in a typical Spanish village with amazing views. The interior and exterior decoration of the church is beautiful and you can see why Michelle and Cian chose to have their wedding ceremony there.

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Michelle, Cian and their wedding guests then continued the celebrations at our very popular Cortijo Bravo Venue for the wedding reception and to dance the night away.


trash the dress 6It seems to be a growing trend of brides trashing their wedding dresses in a photo shoot. But will you be doing it?

I have to say I still have my dress in my loft 11 years later - yes it just sits there but I do sometimes think about maybe should I do a trash the dress photoshoot for one of our big anniversaries. As it does make some AMAZING photos and you can be so creative with it.



It is a growing trend all around the world now and started back in the USA in the late 90s. With so many different ways of trashing your dress and it doesnt always have to be that you ruin your wedding dress as it depends on how wild you want to be, from inwater/underwater photo shoots, to paint fights or a photo shoot at a muddy farm you can be so creative and its a lovely way to show yours and your partners personality. 

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The trend has got that big that back in September 2009 they staged a huge Trash the Dress event on a beach in the Netherlands and this then happened in 2010,2011 and 2012. Now I think this would have been a great experience and so much fun.

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So in the name of Art - will you be Trashing Your Dress??

We would love to hear from any brides that are or have trashed their dress, send us in a photo and a brief on where and why you chose that type of shoot and we will share it on our Facebook page and into our Trash the Dress Photo Album

Send in your Trash the Dress Photo

Karen and David chose our beautiful Casa De Los Bates Venue for their Wedding Day. It was a lovely day shared with their Family and Friends.

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Casa De Los Bates its a beautiful Venue, with breathtaking views of the Spanish Countryside and the Mediterranean sea.

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There are so many different wedding traditions all around the world, some people stick with their own countries wedding traditons others take on other traditions from other countries. This might be because......

you just like the tradition from the other Country,

the Country means something to both of you and you wanted to include it into your wedding,

maybe a family or close friend is from that country and you wanted to bring their traditions into you wedding celebrations.

or perphaps you are getting married in that Country and would like to take on some of their wedding traditions

With this in mind I have found 20 wedding traditions from around the world that you may like to use as part of your Wedding Day:

aremaninaArmenian: Before the bride dons her veil she circles it above the heads of the single ladies in her dressing room to bring them luck in finding a husband. Then a happily married woman will place the veil on her head to bring the marriage luck.








ozAustralian: Guests are given stones and asked to hold them during the ceremony. At the end, guests place the stones in the unity bowl that the couple will keep and display afterwards to remind them of the support and presence of their friends and family







chineseChinese: During a traditional tea ceremony, the bride serves tea to her parents and her new in-laws as a symbol of respect. To update the tradition, the groom can serve tea with his new bride








czechCzech: Traditionally the bridesmaids make a wreath of rosemary for the bride to wear, it symbolizes the wish for wisdom, love, and loyalty. Not only is this sweet, but super cute! 








dutchDutch: At the reception a tree branch of any type is placed near the sweetheart table, and guests are provided with paper leaves/tags attached to ribbons to write their special wish for the happy couple. The bride and groom can then read and hang them on the tree







filiponFilipino: At traditional Filipino wedding receptions, the bride and groom release two gorgeous white doves to represent a long, peaceful, and harmonious life together. 








frenchFrench: The widely known layered wedding cake originated in France, but less well known is the croquembouche, a pyramid of crème-filled pastry puffs covered in a caramel glaze. If the bride and groom can kiss over the pastry tower without knocking it over, then they would have a lifetime of prosperity.







germanGerman: Before the wedding day the friends and family of the bride and groom create a wedding newspaper that is filled with pictures, articles, and stories of the engaged couple. The paper can be used in many sorts of ways from wedding programs to guestbooks, they can even be sold for honeymoon funds!







greekGreek: The bride and groom are basically queen and king of their universe for the day. During the ceremony they wear crowns made of either gold or orange blossoms that are connected with a ribbon to signify the union.








indianIndian: Indian weddings are traditionally multiple day affairs, and involve numerous intricate ceremonies. The painting of the hands and feet of the bride, called a mehndi, is one of our favorites. 








lrishIrish: The brides typically wore beautiful wildflower wreaths in their hair and maybe even in their bouquet, and they braided their hair to symbolize feminine power and luck.









Italian: The groom's tie is cut off and then cut into pieces of different sizes. Afterwards the pieces are collected and the friends "sell off" the pieces as souvenirs. Any collected money is then handed over to the bride and groom, and traditionally is used to pay the band. 







japeneseJapanese: The crane is a symbol of longevity and prosperity. 1,001 gold origami cranes are folded to bring luck, good fortune, longevity, fidelity, and peace to the marriage.








mexicanMexican: A lazo is a large rosary, a ribbon or a flower cord that is symbolically draped around the necks or shoulders of the bride and the groom. It symbolizes their union and their commitment to always be together side-by-side








norwayNorwegian: Kransekake is a cake made of concentric rings stuck together with white icing. The bride and groom lift the top layer of the cake at their wedding. The number of cake rings that stick to the top one is said to be the number of children they will have.







pakistanPakistani: After a Pakistani wedding, the couple returns home for the "showing of the face." The bride will remove her veil and, while the newlyweds are busy gazing at one another, the bride's female relatives make off with the groom's shoes and ransom them.







pervianPeruvian: Charms attached to ribbons are tucked between layers of the wedding cake. Each woman grabs a ribbon and pulls. At the end of one ribbon is a fake wedding ring. Whomever receives the ring is said to be next in line for marriage.








spainSpanish: Orange blossoms are the flowers of choice for Spanish brides because they symbolize happiness and fulfillment. They can be seen in the bouquet, decorations, and even in the bride's hair.








scottishScottish: The Scottish like to tie the knot in a literal way. The couple participates in a hand-fasting ceremony where their wrists are bound together by a cloth or string.








swedenSwedish: A Swedish bride gets to wear three bands, one for her engagement, one for marriage, and one for motherhood. A tiara is also worn to symbolize her virgin status. In the past crowns made of myrtle leaves were worn instead.








I think this is such a lovely idea and it is something a bit different to add to your ceremony

So....Do you think you will be adding any of these wedding traditionals from around the World to your Wedding Day? 

Ruth and David had an amazing wedding shared with their Family and Friends.

Their day started at our beautiful Church of San Antonio where they had a lovely service. The Church is set in a small Spanish Village and was built in the 17th Century. It is a beautiful Church inside and out.

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They then went onto one of our popular venues Casa De Los Bates. 

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Jessica and Dean had a wonderful Wedding Day shared with their close Family and Friends. It was truely a day to remember and enjoyed by all.

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They choose one of our stunning Venues -  DSV Villa Collection. This Venues is 2 villas on the same complex, both villas offer amazing facitlities and accomodates up to 20 guests so perfect for a lovely intimate wedding.

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With outstanding views of the Spanish countryside, rolling hills and mountains you can see why people choose Costa Del Sol to have their wedding.

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This is one of our lovely venues just 30 minutes from Malaga airport and and beaches of Torremolinos. Set in the Spanish mountains surrounded by natural beauty this 7 bedroom boutique Hotel is perfect to hold an intimate wedding in Spain.

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With gardens all around the property covered in Orange and Chimera trees it is truely perfect to caputure some amazing wedding photos.

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It also has a large morrocan inspired courtyard with a fountain which is where your outdoor wedding reception will be held. 

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You will not be disppointed if you chose this venue to celebrate your special day with all your Family and Friends.

So If you can see yourself getting married here then please feel free to get in touch for more information.

We would love to help plan your dream wedding in Spain

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Francesca and Luke got married at the beautiful Nuestra Senora De Encarnancion Church in Marbella and then their wedding reception was at the stunning beach front Salduna Beach Restaurant. Their day was shared with their loved ones and the warm Spanish sun, it was just perfect.

Nuestra Senora De Encarnancion Church is such a beautiful church to get married in, set slightly inland not far from Marbella makes it an idea location to have your church weddding here and then onto one of our many beautiful Venues in Marbella. As you can see from the picture below the details and gold colouring in the church is just breath taking.

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More and more people are getting married abroad and you can see why. With the average cost of a UK wedding around £18-20k compared to a destination wedding costing around £7-8k there is a big difference. Figures show that 1 - 4 couples now decided to get married abroad.

But why else are people choosing to get married abroad.

1) The Weather

2) Less hassle with all the planning

3) Amazing locations

4) Great Photo opportunities

5) Honeymoon combined

6) More Intimate

to name a few.

Of course Costa Del Sol, Spain is one of the most popular destination to get married, with wonderful weather all your round, only a short flight from the UK so easy for guests to travel too, excellent value for money, great food and so many amazing venues to choose from - from beach to countryside.

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And this is why we love planning weddings in Costa Del Sol, Spain.

It also has so much to offer you and your guests before or after the wedding day - from amazing beaches, ancient buildings to explore, watersports, shopping, FAB restaurants and much more.

Great link here for more information on Costa Del Sol 

So if your thinking of making Spain your dream wedding destination then get in touch and we would love to help

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Natalie and Michael shared their wedding day with Family and Friends at our stunning Casa De Los Bates Venue. The day was perfect.

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Casa De Los Bates is one of our popular venues and you can see why people choose to get married here. Not only is the wedding venue stunning but it also has breathtaking views of the Spanish Countryside and the Mediterreanean Sea.

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We have so many wonderful venues that offer so much. Here is some information on one of our very popular venues - Casa De Los Bates.

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Casa De los Bates has stunning landscaped gardens perfect for your wedding photos plus with views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Mediterranean Sea its location is breathtaking. There is a lovely terrace where you can have your wedding reception and then dance the night away under the Spanish stars. The house has 5 double bedrooms including the honeymoon suite which all have en-suite facilities which makes it perfect for some of your wedding guests to stay onsite.

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If you would like more information about this beautiful Venue in Spain then drop us an email and we would be happy to help.

Check out this short video on the venue too


Wedding dress shopping is something a Bride cant wait to do or dreads. Having experience in the Bridal Industry I see many Brides coming in who know exactly what they are looking for but others that are terified and dont know where to start. I have a few helpful tips to help all you future brides out there with you dress shopping.

1) Have a budget in mind and stick to it – it is so easy to go to a shop and get side tracked and you know that if you just try that £5k dress on just for “fun” you will not find anything to beat it

2) Only take a few people with you, mum, best friend, sister for example – if you have too many people with you, there will be many opinions bouncing around and it will make it harder for you to make a decision

3) Have a look in bridal magazines or online at what styles you like and you can even print them off to help your wedding dress consultant find that right dress – but also be open to try different styles if you find your not “feeling it” a lot of the time the dress you choose will be completly different to what you thought you would go for.

4) If buying from a Bridal Boutique then they say allow 6 – 8 months, this gives you time to get it ordered and have any alterations. However if your buying from a Bridal Outlet store then you can walk in 2 weeks beforehand but be aware that you may still need alterations with the dress and steamstresses do get booked up quickly. Alterations is normally done 6-8weeks before your wedding.... of course this doesnt always happen due to time scales so just bare in mind you may need to ring around a few places to get an appointment.

5) And lastly have fun….. this is suppose to be an enjoyable experience and if you starting to get stressed then maybe you need to call it a day and arrange another appointment – the last thing you want is to be stressing about your dress.

So the 5 most common styles of wedding dresses are

fishtailThe Fishtail Wedding Dress

popular style for hour glass and rectangle shaped ladies








Aline dressThe A-Line Wedding Dress

is a popular dress for all body shapes.








empire dressThe Empire Wedding Dress

another great style to suit all body shapes








column dressThe Column Wedding Dress

popular with rectangle shaped ladies and also suits the petite lady








ballgown dressThe Ball Gown Wedding Dress

popular with the pear shaped figures, but it is great for all body shapes








so I hope this helps all you beautiful brides and I know you will all find your dress and look amazing in it

Happy Shopping

Naomi and David celebrated their wedding day surrounded by Family and Friends on a beautiful sunny day in Spain. They chose the amazing venue of Casa De Los Bates.

Casa De Los Bates is truly a beautiful place to have your Spanish Wedding.

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As young girls many of us dreamed of our wedding day, being a beautiful princess and getting married in a fairlytale castle just like you read in the books and saw on Films? Well...... with Perfect Spanish Weddings that dream can come true.


Our stunning venue Castillo de Santa Catalina is a beautiful 16th Century Spanish Castle which is now a luxurious hotel overlooking the bay of Malaga, perfect to hold your Spanish wedding.

With its beautiful landscaped grounds perfect to capture your wedding photos. With plenty of terraces to hold your wedding reception and the interior decor of the Castle is simple stunning. Of course we can not forgot those amazing views... they will take your breath away and Im sure will make you go "WOW"





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It is truly a fairlytale venue.

If you would like more information on this venue then please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help.

Check out our video on Castillo de Santa Catalina

We look forward to planning your fairytale wedding in Spain


So it seems to be a growing trend that more and more people buy their wedding dresses online, and if im honest I can see why they do, with the cost of some wedding dresses today. Many Brides I have spoken to say it is only for one day and I cant afford to spend £1-2k and upwards for a dress when you have some many other things to pay for, weddings are not cheap.


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I can honestly say when I got married it never even crossed my mind to look at dresses online, and I am a bargain Queen. I loved going from bridal shop to bridal shop and having the experience of trying all the different styles on, and I was on a budget too. I was very lucky to find my dream dress for £550…. yes this was 10 years ago but I do believe you can still snap up a bargain from a bridal shop. A few pictures of my dress

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I recently worked at a bridal shop and having chatted to the Manager she had said that in the past 18 months – 2 years the bridal shop industry has dropped and so many brides now buy their dresses online as they are so much cheaper but should we not be supporting our local businesses? At least buying from a shop you can:

1) Try the dresses on and find out what style you like and dont like - 90% of the time you alway pick something you never thought you would wear.

2) You get the whole “bridal” experience, most women love wedding dress shoppping, its all part of getting married and sharing the experience with people close to you

3) You have somewhere to go if there are any problems – sometimes problems do occur so by buying in a shop you can always go back and discuss the issue and it should be easier to resolve the problem.

You read so many horror stories of people buying their “dream” dress online and it not looking like its suppose to in the picture. Here are a few pictures I have found from an article from the Daily mail. These 3 ladies saw their dream dress online and of course at the fracture of a cost and decided to buy it..... and now they are stick with a horrible dress, they lost their money and the whole wedding dress experience dampened.

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I can only imagine how these poor brides must have felt

So with all of this is mind there are many other ways of being able to get you dream wedding dress at a more affordable price without having to run the risk of this happening to you….

  1. Check out your nearby Bridal shops as they may have Sale dresses or discontinued dresses where you can snap up a BARGAIN
  2. Look on Facebook at your local wedding sale pages as loads of shops and people sell dresses on there
  3. Larger department shores with have a range of dresses and reasonable prices
  4. Search for wholesaler shops – there a few shops around that offer either new dresses or discontinued dresses at half the price so you will definately be able to grab yourself a good bargain there

So please just think before you go buy that cheaper dress online – as you only plan to get married once and it is YOUR wedding dress you are buying and not just an evening dress

Happy Shopping

Looking for the perfect bridesmaid dresses can sometimes be more stressful then shopping for your own dress:)you have so many things to take into account, how many bridesmaids, different body shapes, budget, colours, style of dress to name a few but one thing as the bride you have to remember is ….. stick to the budget and it is still your wedding day so you do have the last say.

It can be really hard finding the right dress the suits everyone so dont be afraid to mix it up a bit and have different styles of dresses for your bridesmaid, you can still stick with the same colour. It looks fab but also your bridesmaids will be happy and comfortable in what they are wearing. Which is so important:)

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This years trend is the Eliza and Ethan dresses they are all one size and can be worn in over 22 different ways and over 22 colours to choose from. A great dress that sizes everyone but a bit more expensive… around £200 – 250 each

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Budgets….. so how much would you spend on a dress? bridesmaid dresses can be expensive £150 upwards and when you have a number of them it does add up so maybe think out the box if your on a budget. Look around in high street shops you can get some fab looking dresses for half the price and to be fair they are more likely going to wear them again. 

Choosing your colour scheme…. This can be hard at sometimes as you might have a set colour in mind but that may not always compliment all your bridesmaids skin tones. Try on a few different colours and see what suits them, also have a look at what colours your bridal party wear daily, and then hopefully there will be a colour that they all can wear and all look FAB, also remember they dont need to be all in the same colour, this can make life so much easier for you! and as you can see below looks great!!


Happy shopping and im sure you will find those perfect dresses that will look amazing on your bridal party.

Wedding Favours are one of those things as you start making your list as to what you need to get for the table decorations you then cant decide whether you need to have them or “should” you have them.

The history of wedding favours started in france in the 16th Century, where they gave their guests "bonbonnieres" which were  sugar coated Almonds or sweets, this was a thank you token but also the sweetness of the almonds which thought to symbolise a bittersweet marriage. As this tradion spread worldwide today we use many other things as wedding favours to give to our guests.

So are you having wedding favours? and if so what are you thinking of having?

Do you stick with the traditional favours? sugared almonds

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or do you go with something different. There are so many different options for favours out there, its just finding the right one that fits with youwhether its budget, edible, keepsakes, unique they will all look great.

Here are a few wedding favours I have found whilst searching the net. I hope they give you some inspiration and help you make that decision whether you have them or not!

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I have also found favours that link in with your name placing, which I think its a great idea.

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If you decide that wedding favours aren’t for you but feel that the table is missing something then you could put some wedding bubbles on there (great way of keeping kids ……… and some adults entertained) or maybe disposable cameras – if nothing else it gives you both a giggle looking at developed photos a few weeks later – cant beat random wedding photos.

Everyone loves a cocktail :) And of course with the sun shining down its always nice to have a cold glass of “something” to keep you cool and todays blog is just about that…….

5 yummy Cocktails recipes for your Summer Wedding – This will definitely keep your guests cool and HAPPY!

 You could use them as your welcome drink for your guests (of course you can have a non alcoholic option too) or maybe have a couple of them as your signature drink at the bar, you could always rename them to something that means something to you and your partner. 

Watermelon Punch:

Ingredients (makes 12 drinks):
1 oblong seedless watermelon, about 8 pounds
3 cups vodka of your choice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups club soda
Fresh mint and lime slices for an optional garnish


Watermelon Punch LillianHadar









Blood Orange Sangria:

Ingredients (serves 4-6):
6 blood oranges
2 bottles of pinot grigio
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup brandy
12 ounces of stawberries, sliced
1 pint of raspberries
1 apple, chopped


Blood Orange Sangria Alea Moore Photography









Cucumber Margaritas:

Ingredients (makes one pitcher)
3 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup tequila
2 tablespoons triple sec
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeño, sliced


cucumber marg dave robbins





 Elderflower White Cosmopolitans:

Ingredients (serves 1)
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons St-Germain elderflower liqueur
2 tablespoons white cranberry juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Edible flowers for garnish


white cosmo christian oth studio










Pomegranate Spritzer:

Ingredients (makes 2 cocktails)
1/4 cup vodka
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
A scoop of crushed ice
1/4 cup prosecco
A squeeze of lemon


Pom Spritzer Trinity Wheeler



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Choosing your wedding photographer is a big decison after all they are going to be the one who captures all your memories and what you look back on and show your children in years to come. And with so many Photographers out there how do you decide.

Firstly think about what style of photos your after:

  1. Do you want more formal photos?
  2. A storyboard style?
  3. More casual, relaxed photos?
  4. colour, black and white, sepia photos?

Once you know what style of photos you are looking for then have a look at different photographers work, make contact with them, ask as many questions as you feel you need to - you need to feel confident and relaxed with your photographer - they are there with you and your guests most the day.

Questions you may want to ask your photographer:

questions to ask photographer

So once you have decided on your photographer its now time to think about if there are any specific photos you would like, bride getting ready, arrival at venue, bridal party, groom and groomsmen, ceremony, speeches etc. Having a timeline for the photographer is quite handy, and to be fair a lot of photographers will have already set their own timeline for the day to ensure that they are in the right place at the right time and capture all your photos.

photography timeline help

I hope that you find your perfect Photographer who is not just professional in their work but also the RIGHT person for YOUR wedding.