Sunday, 16 October 2011

Christmas Weddings

With Christmas fast approaching we have come up with some suggestions for Dresses, decor and inspiration. We love Christmas time and its the perfect opportunity to bring out the fairylights, glitter and candles, along with deep reds, and golds its easy to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Dresses can be accessorised with fur collar jackets and shrugs, perfect for a winter wedding, beautiful but practical too, especially when it comes to having those all important photographs taken

 are you daring enough to wear Red ?

 These personalise baubles are a great addition to any christmas wedding, can be used for decoration or as favours

 Simple use of Christmas decorations in bowls make a perfect centrepiece and are a ideal for those on a tight budget

The use of fairlylights and candles gives a magical element to any wedding

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Recently i took a short break with my family to Northumberland, and one of the attractions on our list of things to do was to visit Alnwick Castle - mainly because of its links to the filming of the Harry potter movies and my daughter is a big Harry Potter fan.


Back in February Lady Katie Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, married City financier Patrick Valentine ,the ceremony was later followed by a reception at her family's Alnwick Castle.

Lady Katie Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, married City financier Patrick Valentine, followed by a reception at her family's Alnwick Castle, which doubles as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

She travelled the short distance down Bailiffgate, Alnwick, in Northumberland, from the castle to St Michael's Parish Church in a restored horse-drawn carriage.

Lady Katie, a 28-year-old former motorcycle mechanic and gunmaker, wore a beautiful Bruce Oldfield dress and was accompanied by her father in the carriage, which was drawn by two white horses.

Kate Middletons sister Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry's on off girlfriend Chelsey Davey were among the guests.

Lady Katie's stunning dress, and the restored coach can be seen on display at the castle.

So whether you are seeking somewhere special to visit or are looking for a stunning medieval wedding venue then Alnwick Castle could be for you.

Wedding fair October 16th 2011


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Inspiration for Table Names

When it comes to your seating plan and your tables for your wedding reception you can keep things simple by placing numbers on the table or you can be a little different and name your tables.
Naming your tables gives you a real opportunity to personalise your wedding reception, it gives you chance to show off your personalities too.

Here are a few suggestions that i have put together

Flowers  - names of your favourite flowers

Colours - connected with your scheme - so if your theme is green - sage, forrest, emerald

Hobbies - something connected to something you enjoy

Songs - names of artists or your favourite songs

Names of places you have been together

Venue - use your type of venue for inspiration - names of castles

Seasons - if its a winter wedding - snowflake, blizzard

Location - names of local attractions or places nearby

Christmas wedding - Reindeer names, christmas carols or twelve days of christmas

Football teams, or players

Special places - that mean alot to you both

Beers of the world, or cocktail names

Names of Beaches

Famous people

Favourite film titles



Names of Soap operas

Superhero or Dr who theme

Disney or cartoon charachters

There are some great ways to display your seating plans and table names too

I love this idea, you could take pictures of yourselves to give an added twist to your table names

Chalkboards, inexpensive and simple

another simple and inexpensive idea is to use postcards with pictures of nearby locations, or places you have been

Seating plans

How about using picture frames either on the table for the names or displayed as above
 for a seating plan

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If you want that professional and elegant touch to your seating plan or table names theni advise you to seek out a professional calligrapher

Do not be afraid to use your imagination and let it run wild at the end of the day a wedding is also meant to be fun.

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