8 wedding traditions from around the world

8 wedding traditions from around the world

Wherever you are in the world, weddings are always a great day, full of love, laughter, and much celebration. While you will probably attended enough weddings to know what to expect from the day, there are some wonderful country-specific traditions that you may not be familiar with if you have only been to a wedding in the UK.


Whether you find yourself at a wedding somewhere else in the world, or are simply looking for wedding inspiration and want to incorporate some unique practices into your own, experts at language app Babbel ( have shared a list of marital traditions from eight countries around the world to give you some insider info.


Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake

Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake

The beautiful Godminster Farm is based on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was certified organic in 1999, is home to almost 300 organic dairy cows and boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which inspire many of the Godminster products.


The Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake is a glorious tower of mouth-watering delight, from the handmade organic brie and award-winning vintage organic cheddar to goat’s cheese, with the distinctive heart-shaped Godminster cheddar as the crowning glory.


To create the perfect wedding cake, Godminster have teamed up with some fantastic cheese makers, which makes this 10kg and 54cm of pure deliciousness.

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From a young age, girls around the world dream about their perfect wedding day, and when the time to get married does finally come around, the big day will be need to be meticulously planned out down to the finest details.

Using scrapbooks and Pinterest boards, the dresses will have been painstakingly chosen from thousands available, and the playlist will have caused a fair few arguments due to different tastes in music.

Long distant family members and old school friends will have been cut from the guest list, before being added back on again, and finding something to eat that everyone agrees on can take months.

Bespoke homemade cakes created to impress

Bespoke homemade cakes created to impress


Bespoke Wedding and Celebration cakes homemade with love. If you can dream it, we can create it.

Sweet Treats and Party Favours tailor made to tie in with the celebration theme.Using the best Free Range, Fair Trade, British and Local Produce, always free from Palm Oil. Vegan orders welcome Completely made from scratch, including delicious preserves, curds, fondant, and decorations. Designed to create a wow factor, that everyone will remember and is uniquely yours. Discount offer 20% off orders over £300 or 10% off first order

The success of a wedding venue in all about 'I DO'

The success of a wedding venue in all about 'I DO'

Long gone are the days when a simple church wedding and a slice of cake would suffice; brides-to-be and their grooms are now looking for something different, to stand out from the crowds and most importantly to be one of a kind. 

As reality TV stars and celebrities continue to push the boundaries, sharing their increasingly lavish gatherings with the masses, blushing brides-to-be up and down the country are considering how they too can be a princess for the day. 

Picture perfect for your wedding day

On your wedding day, you want everything to be just perfect. From the weather, cake, dress to makeup.  

We all have an idea how we want to look on the day but  when it comes to the wedding photos; it can be a daunting experience.  How do you look picture perfect with a confident smile?

There is no point in having the perfect lipstick shade for your complexion,  when you your teeth are the same colour as your fake tan!    A very visible part of your appearance in photos, your teeth need to be a big part of your big bridal beauty routine.

Photo Perfect Teeth

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake – Moddershall Oaks

From the wedding venue to wedding vows, from the wedding dress to flower arrangements, there are so many opportunities to make your special day unique to you. However, the cake is an opportunity that often gets overlooked. Many people naturally gravitate to the traditional white wedding cake without a moment’s thought, but with less traditional options growing in popularity there’s plenty of creative inspiration out there.

The Year of the Vintage Wedding Cake

The Year of the Vintage Wedding Cake

The wedding cake is possibly one of the most established elements of a wedding day. From choosing the cake maker, design and flavour choice, to the ritual of cutting the cake together, it is undoubtedly an essential part of culinary planning. Traditionally, the wedding cake takes the form of a tiered masterpiece covered in thick white fondant icing and perhaps a few fondant roses.

This year however, the vintage inspired wedding cake is set to be huge! Sammi-Jo Gascoyne, established chef and owner of Blushing Cook, gives us her thoughts on what we can expect to see in 2016.

Top Vintage Bridal Trends for 2016

Top Vintage Bridal Trends for 2016

There has been an indisputable rise in vintage bridal inspiration, with bridal magazines, websites, blogs and even social media websites such as Pinterest becoming full of stunning vintage gown designs, whimsical and rustic venues and classic flower arrangements.

In collaboration with Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse, 12th-13th March 2016, we asked three amazing exhibitors to give us their expert thoughts on upcoming vintage bridal trends that we can expect to see in 2016, as well as what we can look forward to seeing at the show.

Sweet Hollywood bespoke wedding cakes

Sweet Hollywood bespoke wedding cakes

A couple only has one shot at their wedding cake, so it is no surprise that brides are going all out to make sure their cakes are reflecting the latest and greatest in designs.  Vows and Venue’s speak to Sweet Hollywood, a unique bespoke cake company based in London founded by husband and wife duo Pardeep Gill & Renu Kaur Gill.

Sweet Hollywood cater for all occasions, however they have built their impeccable reputation around creating bespoke wedding cakes.  Like Hollywood their cakes are larger than life, with each edible work of art directed by the client and then beautifully crafted by their team of artists.

We sat down with Pardeep and Renu to talk through the wedding cake trends we can expect from 2016:

Exhibitors announced for Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park

Bride The Wedding Show At Tatton Park


The North-West’s most prestigious bridal event, Bride: The Wedding Show, returns to Tatton Park this February, showcasing 150 of the region’s premier bridal vendors.

Wedding dress vendors will include The Wedding Boutique, Cheshire – offering the very best in feminine, elegant and vintage bridal design from well-known designers such as Fiona Cooper, and Maria Modes Bridal – award-winning stockist of designers such as highly sought after Maggie Sottero.