DIY Painted Feathers Tutorial

Make your own DIY painted feathers like a pro following our easy four-step tutorial. From bold festival brights or romantic bohemian pastels, you can even dip the tip into metallics for some added uptown funk.

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Style Steals: Metallics

We love a good wedding trend, especially when they shimmer. From silvers and chromes to shiny navies, purples and pinks, this year incorporate some sheen into your wedding theme: mesmerise in metallics.

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Bridelux at The Rosewood

It’s the Bridelux wedding show at London’s Rosewood hotel today – so what can you expect? If you like Vivienne Westwood bridal, expert insights into how they make some of …

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Alternative Wedding Readings

The best wedding readings should resonate with you on many levels and truly reflect your relationship. View our collection of favourite love and alternative wedding readings…

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Engagement Shoots – Four Reasons Why To Have One

Engagement shoots are on the up, and for good reason. We caught up with Paola De Paola, who specialises in gay and lesbian engagement and wedding photography to find out four good reasons why you need an engagement photo shoot.

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REVIEW: A Wedding Breakfast at The Ned

When the Gay Wedding Guide was invited to feast on a three-course wedding breakfast at The Ned, we sent our spokesperson, restaurant guru and himself a groom-to be, Hugh Wright, along to review it on our behalf. This is his verdict…

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Summer Wedding Canapés

A country setting for a summer wedding sounds idyllic, but what should you serve your guests before you have your sit down meal? Ian Daw, head chef of events at The Ned in London, shares his summer wedding canapé suggestions.

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Winter Wedding Canapés

Stuck on ideas for your winter wedding canapés for a winter. Ian Daw, head chef of events at The Ned in London says to play with classic foods in a modern way. These are six of his suggestions…

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Watermelon with olives, giant truffle-filled ‘crisps – would you dare to be different with your wedding canapés? Ian Daw, head chef for events at The Ned, triumphs at this and let us in to a few of his secrets…

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Wedding Floral Trends 2018

Bold, adventurous, unconventional – this year’s wedding flower trends is all about making a statement, doing things that bit differently. Fashion-focused florist, Shilpa Reddy talks us through the floral trends of 2018.


Top Gay Love Films

Our compendium of the top LGBT love films for you to put your feet up to, crack open the popcorn, and enjoy. And no, no Brokeback in sight.

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Sydney’s Free Weddings

It’s time to celebrate in Sydney, and not just because it’s Christmas, but because same-sex couples are being offered free use of some of Sydney’s most prominent wedding venues! Yes, …

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How to Scent Your Wedding

The power of scent is impressive, but how do you get it right for your wedding? The good people of Jo Malone London share their advice…


LGBT Couples Throughout History

This hand-picked timeline of LGBT couples throughout history is a thank you to those courageous campaigners and same-sex couples who bravely put same-sex marriage in the spotlight.

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Party at a Palace

Boy, oh boy, do the folk at Historic Royal Palaces know how to put on a show. How do we know? Because we were lucky enough to be invited to …

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Groomswear Trends SS18

From irresistible chambray trousers to colourful vertical stripes, if you want to dress to impress for a SS18 wedding, our ss18 groomswear trend report is here to help.

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Poutdown to Christmas?

If you like to primp and preen, perhaps this Mankind’s product-laden advent calendar’s the perfect Christmas countdown treat.


Australia says “We Do”

Australia is to become the 26th nation to legalise same sex marriage after 61.6% of Australians voted “Yes” at the polls on 15th November, 2017…

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Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas

“It’s the perfect time to celebrate” says Liz Taylor of luxury wedding planners TLC about Thanksgiving. So, how to create the ultimate Thanksgiving wedding? Here are her tips…

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Australia’s licence to discriminate?

…‘Yes’ advocates reject newly proposed law.  A new same-sex marriage bill that had been suggested by Australia’s Liberal Senator James Paterson (pictured), has received a sharp rejection from gay rights …

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Perfect Poppy Wedding Inspirations

Suspended poppy garlands, festooned arbours, giant paper poppy walls for standout photo backdrops; get all the wedding poppy ideas you need with these boards.

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How to Dress To Suit Your Body Shape

Compact. Lean. Curvy? If you think you’ll never find bridalwear to suit your body shape, stop: this is how to find your pièce de résistance for your wedding day…

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SS18 Bridal Trends

From heroic capes and trouser suits to intricate lace and beadwork you can’t help falling in love with these SS18 bridal trends…

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Day of the Dead Wedding Theme Ideas

Style steals: sugar skulls and paper-lace backdrops against a palette of bold brights – take a look at these brilliant Day of the Dead wedding ideas. And viva la fiesta!

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A Spanish Elopement

The archipelago island of Gran Canaria has been hosting gay weddings since 2005, when same-sex marriage was first legalised by Spain. Now, wedding planner, Carolina Carzorla Gavin, of Vamonos Debodorrio …

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DIY Vegan Wedding Menu Ideas

Whether you are cooking the food yourself or having it prepared by a caterer, you’ll want your wedding food to taste incredible. Should it pose a challenge if you’re vegan? …

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Top 20 Coolest Wedding Favours

Finding the right wedding favours can be tricky. Do you go scrumptious and edible or quirky and useful? Here are our suggestions for the top 20 coolest wedding favours…

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Autumn Wedding Menus

Autumn is a season of plenty; so what should make the list on a autumn wedding menu at a time when farmers are harvesting their crops and growers are reaping …

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Bespoke Poetry Wedding

Have you thought about hiring a poet for your wedding or having a poem – or a series of poems – written especially for you and members of your wedding …

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How to Style a Summer Wedding

How do you style a summer wedding that brings everything that we love about summer, together? We asked two different experts to give us their tips…

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40 Best Lesbian Cake Toppers

From beautiful white foxes to personalised lesbian wedding laser cut, model and lego cake toppers, there are so many same-sex wedding cake toppers available to you to help you add ...
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Top 30 Coolest Cufflinks

Want to add a fun twist to your wedding suit, or embellish your outfit with quirky sophistication? From fantastical steampunk and slick silver monograms to colour-clashing Lego bricks and one-of ...
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LOVE Hydrangeas | Beach Weddings

Sun, sand, surf – there’s so much to love about saying your nuptials on the beach. It’s Mother Nature’s ultimate laid-back wedding setting that soothes and softens the mood and …

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Steampunk Wedding Ideas

White frocks and classic suits not your style? Prefer something moodier? Dark, even? Then step inside the world of Victorian Steampunk, where corsets and lace meet fantasy science manifested in …

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Oh Wonder: Interivew

Self-taught calligraphist Lauren was working as a freelance designer and had just had her first baby when she decided to start her own calligraphy business – Oh Wonder. Based from …

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The Coolest Edible Sculptures

Most centrepieces come in the form of florals, but they don’t have to. Cue edible sculptures: unique show-stoppers that will certainly get your guests talking. View our collection of the coolest edible sculptures…

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The Best of Bridal Hair-Wear

The right bridal hair-wear can be the crowning glory to your wedding day look, and whether you going all out 1930s vintage or planning on something more 2017, there’s a …

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30 Beautiful Same Sex Wedding Photos

Great wedding photographs capture the emotions of each couple throughout their big day. Here are 30 of our favourite same-sex wedding photos that will totally melt your heart..

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AW17 Groomswear Trends

From sky blues and rich burgundies to military or metallic jackets and sequins that wink, AW17 groomswear trends will seduce with a daring twist that will set your aisle alight! ...
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AW17 Bridal Trends

Neutral tones, lace, sequins and androgynous looks all get the thumbs up this seasons, as we take a look at the best AW17 bridal trends. Silks & Satins Whipering with ...
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10 Easy Wedding Balloon Ideas

Balloons have become the whimsical must-have trend at weddings. Fun, shimmering, big or small, they can make gorgeous addition to your big day. “Balloons are not what they used to …

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FIVE New York Weddings

The bright lights and big city promise of New York is sometimes impossible to resist. Loud, romantic, beautiful, insatiable – create memories together in New York and it might just …

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Statement Bridal Shoes

From chic neutral flats to dramatic high heels, bridal shoes can complete your look with a truly personal twist: whether you’re into Converse sneakers or high octane heels, take a …

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10 Wedding Budget Saving Tips

Big bucks don’t guarantee an incredible wedding. Celebrity wedding planner, Liz Taylor, lets us in to a few secrets and gives her top 10 wedding money saving tips.

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Personalised Valentine’s Gifts

Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift can be quite tricky, especially if you are looking for an irreplaceable and unique piece. So why not surprise your other half with a personalised ...
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Wedding theme Colour Trends 2017

Nature, vitality, and personal passions – those are the symbolic messages behind Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017: Greenery. Pantone’s seasonal colour trend report highlights the coolest colours  and explains …

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SS17 Groomswear Trends

Relaxed checkered blazers, burgundy and green suits, mix and matched styles and devilishly smart accessories. Welcome to groomswear trends 2017!

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Bridal Trends 2017

2017 started off with a fireworks, and so did the season’s bridal trends: Cue an explosive variety of styles ranging from delicate ethereal silhouette to long sleeve daydreams, androgynous jumpsuits …

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Wedding Speeches: Speaking Roles

Wedding traditions aren’t sacrosanct, so who should speak at your wedding? Seb, of Great Speech Writing, shares his thoughts on getting those speeches right

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Wedding Conventions: Your Edits

Wedding conventions blurgh! Do the old ones still cut it? To save you from wedding day structure purgatory we’ve asked some recently married couples which conventions they followed and which ones they created…

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Inspiration Piece: Baroque Wedding Theme

Baroque style developed in the 1600s and is all about decadence and grandeur. Do crave an affordable, but lavish wedding? Take a look at our Baroque wedding theme inspiration board for ideas.

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1940s Wedding Theme Inspiration

The fabulous ’40s can be defined by two distinct looks and periods. Take a look our our 1940s wedding ideas picture board below for some gorgeous wedspiration…

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Quotes for Your Vows

Need some wedding quote ideas for your wedding speech? This list highlights what we think are some of the best wedding quotes around…

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Wedding Music | Ceremony & Reception

From ethereal classics and traditional processional to contemporary wedding song suggestions – view our best wedding music selection – create your own wedding music playlist and click to download direct from iTunes.

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Creating Atmospheric Wedding Venue Lighting

When planning a wedding reception, bespoke wedding venue lighting will help you achieve the atmosphere of your dreams. Celebrity wedding planner, Liz Taylor, lets us in to a few trade secrets…

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Wedding Blog Award Winners!

We are chuffed to bits to have been named Best LGBT Wedding Blog at the Wedding Blog Awards! View all the winners in this special video (and several close ups of Gethin Jones!)

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Spring Wedding Trends 2016

Dramatic florals, romantic pastels, show-stopping lighting, bridal two-pieces and meticulous hand-painted wedding cakes – wedding planner Aimee Dunne reveals the top 2016’s Spring Wedding Trends…

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Bridesmaids Dresses: Mixed or Matched?

Matching bridesmaids has long been as much of a given as a roast on a Sunday, but now a new trend is emerging. Couples are mix and matching their bridesmaids dresses with gorgeous results. We’ve compiled some key looks to help you decide which is better: mixed or matched…

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Bridal Trends 2016

From the unapologetically feminine and regal to the minimalist and modern, we’ve scouted out this seasons top trends and got together five of our favourite designers, department stores and high street shops especially for you…

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How to: Get that Flawless Celebrity Look

Just how do A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian look so incredibly defined and flawless? Celebrity makeup artist, Carl Stanley, reveals all in this step-by-step tutorial to creating perfectly contoured wedding makeup looks.

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How to: Design Your Perfect Wedding Cake

She has made wedding cakes for Stella McCartney, celebration cakes for Sir Elton and many other A-list names, now we ask Peggy Porschen to reveal the wedding cake trends for 2014: it’s all in the detail…

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Prenups: All You Need to Know

It may not be the most romantic part of planning your wedding but, if you are getting married you should consider whether to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement. London law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explain…

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1920s Wedding Theme Inspiration

Style-stealing. Everyone does it. We’ve plugged into the past and pulled together some of the last century’s sassiest eras for your style-stealing pleasure. Let’s start things off with a bang with some stunning Art Deco wedding theme ideas…

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The Coolest Wedding Photo Booths

Photo booths have snapped their way happy into our growing list of DIY wedding essentials but have you thought of 3D wedding photos, green-screening or more? Take a look at some of the coolest photo booths…

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Winter Wedding Florals

Planning a winter wedding? Go all out on flowers to make all the difference to its aesthetic – and be inspired by our pictoral winter wedding flower ideas..

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FREE Ride with UBER!

We’ve joined forces with UBER to offer new UBER users a free ride of up to £15! Call it an UBER Voucher if you like, but to claim your free ride, all you have to do is enter the code GWGUBER

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Floral Focus: Stephanotis Wedding Flowers

Delicate and fragrant, the star-shaped stephanotis flower symbolises happiness – what better message to get across on the biggest day of your life. Florist Liz Inigo Jones reveals why stephanotis has become such a popular wedding flower…

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Wedding Stationery Trends

From rustic Kraft brown to the ethereal laser cut – there are so many different styles of wedding stationery, so we’ve rounded-up our favourite wedding invitation trends…

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MAP: Countries Where Same Sex Marriage is Legal

LGBT rights are changing for the better, but homosexuality is still deemed illegal in 80 countries and territories. Use our interactive LGBT Rights map to highlight countries where same sex marriage is legal and plan your honeymoon safely…

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Top 20 Wedding Gifts from Prezola

Wedding gifts. Don’t you just love them! Just make sure they’re what you want. We’ve picked 20 brilliant wedding gifts from the UK’s number 1 online wedding gift list creator, Prezola.

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Tips on Writing Wedding Vows

How do you write wedding vows that will resonate with everyone at your wedding? Even the most unromantic of your guests? Lawrence Berstein of London agency, Great Speech Writing, gives us his top tips.

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Groomswear Trends 2016

Double-breasted suits, pinstripes, plush velvets – the SS16 runways were full of ‘look-at-me’ flair. Here are our affordable top picks of groomswear trends for 2016…

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Pinky Promise: The Revival of the Pink Wedding Theme

Soft pastels, bold fuschias, screaming flurouescents – pink can be romantic, sassy and just plain fun. Today, it’s bang on trend: you and we’ve picked out some of our favourite pink pics to inspire the most romantic pink wedding theme…

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Unique Wedding Jewellery Maker: WeAreArrow

Tatiana Andrea hand makes individual pieces of jewellery inspired by her surroundings so don’t be surprised if you find silver seeds, petals or pod-shaped rings or necklaces in her collection. We find out how it all began…

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Linden Flowers | Unique Wedding Buttonholes

Family-run, East Lothian florist, Linden Flowers, knows what looks good when it comes to flowers and floristry. But its their unique wedding buttonholes that caught our eye. We caught up with their creator to find out more…

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Carnival Wedding Theme

Coconut shies, fairground horses, bright colourways, festival lights and all the fun of the fair  – we love that the carnival theme is back, bolder, brighter and with a smattering of classic vintage. So roll up, roll up for a wedding party like no other. 

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Alternative Wedding Cake Ideas

Believe or not, not everyone likes (or can eat) cake. So what are the wedding cake alternatives? Fear not, find inspiration in our round-up of the best sweet and savoury alternative wedding cake ideas…

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Wedding Themes: Woodland

Narnia, enchantment – with a woodland wedding theme you can really let your imagination run wild. Here are our top woodland wedding theme ideas…

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Same-Sex Marriage: New Traditions

Equal marriage is a hard one right, and to celebrate the anniversary of same-sex marriage legislation, The Telegraph asked us what ‘new’ wedding traditions were emerging amongst same-sex couples…

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Button Birdz

Carolyn Stakes saw redundancy as her opportunity… Button Birdz is the result –  fun custom prints with meaningful dates and messaging. View our favourites…

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Compatible Cards

After being diagnosed with a rare debilitating condition, Stephanie’s long-term dream of becoming a songwriter came to an abrupt halt. She saw a gap in the market for same-sex greeting cards business, and hasn’t looked back…

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Bridal Trends 2016: Roundup

Now that Spring has sprung, what better time to take a look at some of 2016’s key bridal trends. Two-pieces, rock ‘n’ roll and vintage inspired laces, silks and satins come to the fore as designers favour the playful and the romantic.

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Floral Dance: The Rise of the Floral Headpiece

Big florals are back this season, which is great news for boho brides who want to add some real flower power sass with a standout floral headpiece. Floral crafter extraordinaire, Harriet Parry, tells us why.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill & Questions

Love is the same whether you are gay or straight, and MPs cheered in the House of Commons when it was announced that HM The Queen had approved the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. We answer your questions about the bill…

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Ceremony Conundrums & Same Sex Marriage

The law may have changed, but are we any the wiser? What are the rules about church weddings, and who can conduct the service – a minister, a celebrant or a registrar? What’s the difference anyway? We find out…

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African Wedding Food Menu Ideas

You don’t have to travel to Africa to bring some African sunshine to your wedding. Eat Jollof London, a specialist in African event catering, explores some of your wedding food options…

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Engagement Rings: a history

Where did the tradition of signifying your intention to marry with an engagement ring originate? And are colourful gems better than diamonds? We find out…

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Etsy Wedding Fair Roundup

We recently attended the Esty Wedding Fair and met some brilliantly talented creatives who can help you add something different, something personal, to your wedding. Here’s our overview…

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Winter Wedding Theme: Glacial Gem

If you’re planning your winter nuptials, find some inspiration in Knot & Pop’s top tips for adding some Narnian magic into your winter wedding theme with some Nordic and Glacial Gem detailing…

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Bridal Trends 2016: The Bridal Jumpsuit

After trawling the boutiques and high street shops for a bridal suit and failing to find anything she liked, Hannah Ollichon, of the House of Ollichon, was inspired to design her own bridal suit: a wedding jumpsuit. We find out more…

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Bridal Trends 2015

Statement blues and contrasting crisp whites maybe the mode du jour, but how does this translate into 2015’s bridalwear trends. From cute vintage frocks to tailored suits, we look at some of the best highstreet and bespoke bridalwear looks for the coming season.

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Miss Cake: Wedding Cake Toppers

Interview Former cake-maker decided to evolve her Miss Cake business after (in her own words) “scoffing one too many cakes” and began designing and hand-making quirky cake toppers from her …

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How to: Make a Wedding Ring

Ever wondered how a wedding ring is crafted? The master goldsmiths at Arlington & Co show us how in this fantastic ‘how to’ video…

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Groomswear Trends | Mens’ Wedding Suits

Matching suits and top hat ‘n’ tails? Groomswear trends don’t need to stick to convention. Discover some of the top men’s wedding suits and groomswear from five fantastic independent, designer and high street brands…


Same-Sex Marriage Destination: Manchester

In collaboration with VisitManchester, we’ve compiled this infographic highlighting some of the cities most standout, gay welcoming wedding venues. It includes the Central Library, a water palace, a Tudor Hall and a fabulously opulent Art Nouveau restaurant.

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Same-Sex Marriage Destination: London

In partnership with VisitLondon we’ve produced an infographic highlighting some of London’s most stand-out gay welcoming wedding venues including the iconic Kensington Palace, a Music Hall, a cabaret hall and a stately home.


Same-Sex Marriage Destination: Brighton

In celebration of the first anniversary of the Same-Sex (Marriage) Act, The Gay Wedding Guide has partnered with VisitBrighton to produce an special same-sex wedding infographic for the region….