From barre to beach: Confidence boosting honeymoon workouts

From barre to beach: Confidence boosting honeymoon workouts

Before we know it, Summer will be here and many of us are looking longingly (aka jealously glaring at celebs’ Instagram pictures) at beach scenes while we count down the days a well-deserved holiday or honeymoon!  Nothing sets off stunning swimwear more than some serious body confidence, so Barreworks founder Vicki Anstey has created a series of DIY workouts to help you feel fantastic.

Barreworks is a studio totally dedicated to ballet and barre workouts, designed to benefit your whole body with low impact, high intensity movements that help to lift bottoms, trim thighs and define arms. If you can’t make it to the beautiful studio in Richmond, you can enjoy online classes at

Social Media Etiquette (Infographic)

Social Media Etiquette (Infographic)

It’s a modern day problem to an age old traditional day: social media and whether to allow it on your wedding day. With smartphones being ubiquitous in our world today, social media is simply very much part of many people’s daily lives and a wedding day is just another moment to share. 

Many couples have no issue whatsoever with this and might not even contemplate it in the lead up to their wedding while others discuss it and decide on whether to ban it or allow it. It’s not uncommon to attend a wedding to find a sign at the door asking you to refrain from posting photos to social media; of course there’s the opposite also where you’ll see a sign asking you to post to a specific hashtag! 

Toppling cakes, forgotten dress shoes, snowed in Wedding cars:

Toppling cakes, forgotten dress shoes, snowed in Wedding cars:

a day in the life of a wedding planner

The experts from The Sculpture Gallery at The Woburn Estate give us a look at the tales behind the veils. Most experienced wedding planners can reel off a lengthy list of crazy stories they have experienced.  Managing intoxicated guests, anxious brides, groomzillas, weather misfortunesand the unpredictable, mean that these individuals become the ultimate problem solvers,always exuding patience and professionalism in the face of adversity.


 Zoe Anastasi and Will Diggins social media weddings


A bride has told of her excitement as she prepares to take part in the UK’s first official social media wedding.

Zoe Anastasi’s big day will be captured and broadcast by iPhone-carrying photographers every 15 minutes on social media. Her ceremony will be live streamed over Twitter and there will be social media walls at her reception. Her day has even been organised over Facebook.

For Zoe, from Derby, it was a no-brainer to have a professionally-run social media wedding.

“Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life. You worry that it’s over in 24 hours, and I think it’s great to enjoy the build-up, to get more people involved in it. It makes it more special.

All About Party Bags

All About Party Bags

After everything you’ve put in to planning your big day, you really don’t want that dream shattered by the shrill cry of a restless child – particularly during the all-important vows and speeches. Every bride and groom has nightmares of crying babies or bored kids being a burden on their wedding day, and likewise parents can be overly conscious of their children’s behaviour and find the fact they have been invited stressful. 

Calling all lovebirds…

Calling all lovebirds… Are you adventurous, into your technology, and like to do things a little differently?

Are you adventurous, into your technology, and like to do things a little differently?

If you’re thinking of proposing to your other half this year then why not ask, the UK’s largest online drones e-tailer, to lend a helping hand?

Individuals can now woo their partner with an alternative wedding proposal that features high-tech drone delivery. The Wedding Proposal Package, allows an engagement ring to be delivered on cue to a prearranged location and includes use of a second drone to capture footage of the momentous occasion and the great reactions.

Best Man Speech

Best Man Speech

When you are asked to be a best man at your friend or sibling’s wedding, it truly is an honour. Once the dust has settled on you being asked though, it can become a little daunting and the fear can set in especially when thoughts turn to delivering the best man’s speech on the big day. 

When a guy asks their buddy or sibling to be best man, they generally don’t choose them for their oratory skills but those skills might need to be honed or developed a little for the occasion of the wedding. It’s important that the best man doesn’t put too much pressure on himself about the speech because doing so is likely to heighten nerves even further. 

The Ultimate Wedding Budget Guide - Infographic

Weddings create memories for lifetime not only for the bride and the groom but also for the family of both the sides. It’s nice to have a wedding all planned out as per your budget in order to create a wonderful wedding memory for both the families so that no one gets disturbed with the high costs or the hidden costs of the wedding. It’s a best practice to cut down the costs of unnecessary items and keep a fair amount as a backup for some unusual things, so that in case you need money urgently you can have it from your backup savings.

Making Your Wedding Unique

Making Your Wedding Unique

When a couple plans their big day, they really want it to be a day that all the guests will enjoy and remember. The wedding is of course about the union of the couple but inevitably the bride and groom want their wedding to be the best wedding. With people attending so many weddings over the course of their life time, it can be difficult to make your own wedding stand out. However there are ways that it can be done and they won’t necessarily cost a fortune!

Budget is usually a concern for couples as they plan their big day so they always need to be mindful of the overall costs. Small additions and quirky features can become a nice talking point for guests and get them talking for the good reasons!

POP makes life easier for British Indians planning a traditional wedding

POP makes life easier for British Indians planning a traditional wedding, image of plane

POP, the new low-cost, long-haul airline, is aiming to be the only current operator of non-stop flights between the UK and two of India’s key secondary cities - Amritsar (Punjab) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

The Punjabi and Gujarati communities in both the UK and India have a long history of maintaining strong family connections, and weddings in particular are occasions when special efforts are made by families to come together. By offering low-cost, non-stop flights between the UK and Indian-based branches of these families, POP will be making it much easier for guests to attend such occasions in whichever country they are held.