Trends for 2016

As a stylist and wedding planner identifying trends is something that’s so important to keep on top of. While it’s always important not to go too over the top with ‘trend over timeless’ and risk your wedding photos looking dated, incorporating new and exciting elements can set you apart as one of the coolest, most creative couples.

4 alternative wedding guest books from The Wedding Tree

Do you want something different for your wedding guest book?  Traditionally, wedding guest books are usually in the form of a book with blank pages for your guests to leave their messages of congratulations for you on your wedding day.  

However, after your wedding day, how many times would you look at your guest book to read the comments?  With traditional book style guest books, they tend to get placed on a shelf or in a cupboard and forgotten about.

If you want something different to be able to look at time and time again, here are four alternative guest books from The Wedding Tree:

Drop Top Guest Book

Don’t Lose Your Hat!

Don’t Lose Your Hat!

If you’re attending a wedding this summer and you’re wondering whether or not you should adorn your head with a hat, here are a few reasons why you should say yes to the hat.

1, Hats add a little something extra to your outfit

Whilst you may have found the perfect dress, it is the smaller touches that really complete an outfit. From a clutch bag, to the perfect shoes to the most amboyant hat, the smaller touches can really bring an out t to life, so don’t neglect them.

Relieving wedding day stress

Relieving wedding day stress


We all know that your wedding day is supposed to be a happy day – indeed, the happiest of days. But what if things go wrong? What if you make a fool of yourself? What if something gets forgotten? Few people avoid wedding day stress.

One key step: You can make it far more bearable with good preparation. If you have organised things well in advance (or maybe you have employed a wedding planner to do this), then you should be able to enjoy the day without worrying about last-minute details.

Just to depress you, I’d like to point out that, of course, almost anything CAN go wrong. Your car may not collect you on time, it may break down, tremendous traffic - or weather - may hold you up. The venue may have a power cut.

Five Years of Will and Kate as a Married Couple

William and Kate five years of marriage

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton) celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary recently. At the time of their wedding back in 2011, it was one of the most highly anticipated Royal weddings of all time rivalling that of Prince William’s parents.

The wedding ceremony was held in Westminster Abbey in London on April 29th in 2011 and 237 tweets were being sent every second prior to the ceremony, such was the level of interest!

For the couple who likes to work out together – even on honeymoon

RMR Sosyal Medya For the couple who likes to work out together – even on honeymoon

What could be better than planning a luxury, beach based getaway that includes a bit of a fitness boost?

Sporty newlyweds will love the amazing and newly launched RunMarisRun Half Marathon based on the stunning beaches of Marmaris, Turkey alongside a crystal blue Mediterrean coastline.  What better way to get your fitness fix than to run a half- marathon on honeymoon?

Combining a stunning honeymoon destination with once in a lifetime sports even/fun run, D-Resort Grand Azur, Marmaris’ most exclusive hotel, is delighted to partner with Turkish Event Company Uzunetap, to host the RunMarisRun Half Marathon, June 4th and 5th.

End of the White Wedding: Only 1 in 5 couples say I do to tradition

End of the White Wedding: Only 1 in 5 couples say I do to tradition

A study conducted by an online voucher code website has found that 44% of couples do not want to have a traditional ‘white wedding*’ with just 20% wanting one.

In addition only one in three people in England and Wales have a religious ceremony**. So we ask; are we seeing the end of traditional weddings?

Are we seeing an end to the traditional White Wedding in the UK? According to research, just 1 in 5 couples want to have a formal wedding, something that is traditional. In addition 30% of couples would rather get married in a hotel compared to just 9% who would opt for a church service.

Weddings at Weston Hall

Weston Hall, wedding venue in the heart of Staffordshire Countryside

Located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, Weston Hall is a magnificent grade II* listed building surrounded by 20 acres of breathtaking scenery. The Hall retains many of its Elizabethan features including open stone fireplaces and oak beams in many of the rooms. These charming original features combined with custom-designed, elegant decor result in a truly magical setting for your wedding day celebrations.

Your wedding represents a single day in complete contrast from everyday life, a celebration that creates the precious memories you will hold forever. It takes more than luck to create such a memorable day, at Weston Hall we pride ourselves on providing you with people you can trust.

5 villas perfect for a wedding abroad

Cepheus House Corfu

When it comes to planning an wedding abroad, we’re all searching for a venue that reflects our taste and requirements, whilst providing a beautiful backdrop to your special day. 

Hiring a private villa is an ideal way to suit your needs when choosing a venue abroad. Not only do many have stunning landscapes and gardens, but you are also free to choose a location with space to accommodate the bride and groom as well as a selection of special guests, enabling you all to enjoy this magical time in an intimate setting. 

Whether you’re aiming for rustic charm or opulent luxury, if you’re searching for an elegant venue with space to sleep a few guests, then look no further than this selection from luxury villas specialist CV Villas




To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Rendezvous has launched a new initiative, ‘Summer Tryst’, to encourage couples to reconnect and spend more quality time together.

Located on the North West of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Rendezvous is an idyllic, all-inclusive Caribbean hideaway. The couples-only luxury resort offers an escape from everyday life, so that couples can enjoy new memories together. Rendezvous is owned and operated by the Barnard family who transformed their St. Lucian family home into a hotel 50 years ago.