What To Do With Rain On Your Wedding Day

What To Do With Rain On Your Wedding Day

I always tell my clients that it is actually good luck for it to rain on their wedding day. However, this doesn’t always stop the wet weather from dampening their spirits! But, just like any good and reliable wedding supplier, I do all that I can to make sure that rain on your wedding day doesn’t cause undue distress. We all just have to go with it on the day but it is important to have a ‘Plan B’, especially if much of the wedding is due to take place outdoors. Most UK venues will provide an alternative if you are caught out by the weather. For example, have your drinks reception in a function room instead of on an outdoor terrace.

Here’s my experienced and expert tips which will help you to be prepared, whatever the weather.

Flowers for all seasons

Getting the right wedding blooms for your special day

Wedding flowers

Say it with Flowers - Wedding blooms are one of the essential decorations to help make a really beautiful wedding.

Michelle Marwood, Events and New Business, Co-ordinator at award-winning wedding venue Hylands House, Essex, gives an update on getting the right wedding blooms for your special day.

Meadow flowers are still very popular and great to use in the early spring. Create bouquets and table centre pieces made up from flowers that look like they have just been picked fresh from the garden to give a traditional home spun look. Think of flower fairies and garden parties of old and you will be getting the right idea. Brides might also like to consider a flower crown instead of a crystal tiara to carry on the theme.

Essentials for a spring wedding to remember

Essentials for a spring wedding to remember

The flowers are blossoming amidst an increasingly emerald vista, as the sun soars overhead, it’s hardly surprising spring is hailed as the most popular season to get married. Springtime weddings provide opportunities for brides and grooms to become acquainted with the unique natural beauty of this time of year and make the most of what spring has to offer. If you are planning a spring wedding, whether it’s around the corner in 2017 or further away in 2018, take a look at the following wedding essentials for a memorable spring wedding.


Spring colour schemes

How To Hire The Best Florist For Your Wedding!

How To Hire The Best Florist For Your Wedding!

There are unlimited things to consider when planning a wedding. Couples need to hire a suitable venue, set a date. Guest list also needs to be prepared as well as invitations also needs to be sent out. Caterers need to be hired and menus need to be finalized. It seems like never ending line of interviews, contracts and decisions. Out of all these hectic jobs, there are some of the less obvious considerations that should not be overlooked - like hiring a florist.

Sometimes, hiring of florist gets left out to the last minute and couples often find themselves struggling to get a good vendor who can supply Sunday flower delivery of flower arrangements they desire.

Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme wedding

Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme wedding


With over 30,000 products to browse at your leisure, including an unbeatable range of beautiful artificial flowers and a huge selection of stunning affordable glassware we are certain you will find something that takes your fancy. With more and more couples opting for a less traditional feel to their weddings, Country Baskets offers products to fit any theme, however quirky.

You're having a woodland, nature inspired wedding? We have an abundance of beautiful barks, branches and rustic wood slices that are a perfect base for a spectacular centrepiece. Or perhaps you're looking for something that whispers, subtle and serene. The classic white wedding brought up to date with muted tones of green and grey.

Style Expert talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings

Style Expert talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings

Flower power:  Wayfair’s Resident Style Expert, Nadia McCowan Hill talks about the use of artificial flowers in weddings:

Picture it – walking down the aisle with a beautiful array of flowers, stunning colours that radiate across the room and emit flawless radiance. However, these flowers are not the kind that will need to be put aside following your special day. These are flowers, that like the memories of your joyous occasion, will live on in blossomed perfection.

Florals By Kay

Florals by Kay quality flowers in Bolton and Bury, Lancahire, North West

Are you looking for the best quality flowers in Bolton and Bury? Then look no further!

Whether it’s roses, lilies, carnations, bouquets, buttonholes, wedding flowers, funeral tributes we have it all!

Kay has been a well-known face on Bolton and Bury Market for several years now, and has over twenty years in the floristry business. Kay and her team offer a wide selection of floral displays, from single stems to wedding and funeral tributes. We deliver locally and now have facilities for card payments.

A very warm welcome is extended to both new and existing customers.

Things to consider when choosing your wedding venue

Things to consider when choosing your wedding venue from Hallmark Hotels


Almost anywhere can be considered a potential wedding venue for the magical day - from tree houses to seafronts, castles and hotels to farmyard barns and school halls, and everything in between. However, before you make your final decision, here are some key factors to consider before putting down the deposit on your wedding venue.

Hallmark Hotels is a 28 strong and growing portfolio of hotel wedding venues situated across the UK from city centre locations to rolling countryside settings and manor house style venues.

A Wedding Venue for All Seasons

Combermere Abbey A Wedding Venue for All Seasons on the Cheshire/Shropshire borders


Combermere Abbey is an exclusive and unquestionably romantic wedding venue on the Cheshire/Shropshire borders. One aspect which makes this venue unique is its harmony with nature, an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour as the seasons come and go. Each season there is a different facet of this enchanting venue to enjoy. 

With 180 degree views of the world’s only fruit tree maze and English walled gardens to be enjoyed from The Glasshouse, wedding ceremonies take place in the ‘outdoors-in’. Breathtaking views of this magical horticultural vist a are complemented by the neutral and elegant interior décor, enhanced by silk floral displays or your own floral displays. 

Protect yourself against the unexpected with wedding insurance

Protect yourself against the unexpected with wedding insurance

With the average wedding costing £14,500 and frequently taking months and months of planning, it can be devastating to learn your big day cannot go ahead without any sort of compensation.

The last thing you want to worry about when planning a wedding is any unforeseeable mishaps that just may taint what is going to be the best day of your life.

What’s covered? From a ripped wedding dress to loss of the all-important rings, no-one can predict how your day could go,therefore, taking out wedding insurance can be important to cover your wedding financially if your big day is ruined, postponed or cancelled.

Popped the question on Valentine's Day? Top tips for newly engaged couples

Popped the question on Valentine's Day? Top tips for newly engaged couples

As the most romantic day of the year looms, wedding venues nationwide are gearing up for a flurry of enquiries as freshly engaged couples eagerly book their nuptials and look forward to their big day.

It can be easy to caught up in the romance of the moment, so to help those couples who have become engaged after the question was popped on Valentine's Day, Clare Poole, Head Wedding Co-ordinator at The Royal Toby Hotel, part of the Deckers Hospitality Group which owns and operates a number of prestigious wedding venues in the north west of England, offers these top 10 practical tips to ensure a smooth, organised planning period:

Essential bridesmaids’ trends for 2016

It could be argued that by being a bridesmaid you have the best of both worlds. You’re in the thick of the wedding limelight yet you don’t have the intense pressure the bride and groom face. Yes, we have to admit, being a bridesmaid is a lot of fun. That said, you still have a responsibility to look fabulous and in-keeping with the bride and the tone of the wedding.

If you have the privilege of being a bridesmaid in the forthcoming months, you may want to consider the following essential bridesmaids’ trends for 2016.

The tea length dress