How to: Get Your Wedding Guest List Right

The guest list. The bane of many couples in the planning stages of their wedding. Who makes the cut? Where do you put those that did? Why pay for a great uncle twice removed who you only ever see at funerals?  Luxury wedding planner, Lexie Lenoir of Queer Weddings UK, shares her top tips for

Your Wedding Fair Experiences

Have you ever had a funny, strange or negative experience at a wedding fair because of your sexuality? If so, please tell us about it – your feedback will help us help improve the way wedding fairs (not just our own) are run in the future… Please share your experiences.

10 of the Best Wedding Finger Foods

Are you ready to banish the banquet and buffet? There are so many exciting catering options for weddings now, the choice can seem overwhelming, so we ask award-winning wedding planner, Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation, to share her thoughts on the move towards more casual wedding catering, and asked her why finger foods

Plan a Same-sex Destination Wedding in Spain

Spain is a great place to get married. With its balmy weather, its culinary richness, its amazing variety of wedding venues and landscapes, it’s difficult to go wrong. Even better, it has a thriving and embracing LGBT community. Wedding planner Natalia Oritz gives us the lowdown on planning a destination wedding in Spain. Local knowledge

Expensive Honeymoon? Ask Your Wedding Guests to Pay

“Get guests involved in your getaway”If you’re planning a wedding, you’re most likely also planning a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon to make unforgettable memories and celebrate newlywed life together. However this can be expensive so why not let your guests help you? It’s very common to create a honeymoon fund to share with guests and get them

Bell Jars and Foliage: Ideas Boards

Bell jars are a brilliant way to style-up your wedding and are surprisingly flexible both in shape and in what you can put inside them. Holding a natural themed wedding? Choose bell jars with white flowers and green foliage. Going for something more outlandish? Balance a stack of vintage tea cups inside, exotic fruit, or

INTERVIEW: Lola and Alice

Elizabeth Raderecht sourced jewellery for a designer shop in her late 20s before working for magazines and running a successful online fashion and accessories boutique; but after taking time off to have her daughter, she decided to re-launch and rebrand her online store to focus solely on weddings, Lola & Alice. We caught up with

Interview: Cheers to the Toastmaster

Will Buckley knows how to make people feel welcome; he has been working in the entertainment industry for more than 17 years, five of which were spent working on the five-star Celebrity Cruises, and  he is also available to hire as a wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. We asked him how he got started…

Behind the Scenes of a Palace Wedding

Oh to be a king or queen for the day. Well, thanks to a team of hard-working events staff and conservators, you can. We go behind the scenes of a palace wedding…

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!

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 wedding planners, is hoping to attract more same-sex weddings to the island by showing couples how welcoming and versatile it is. In this specially styled

Dogs at Weddings: How to Successfully Include Yours

Our attitude towards our pets is that they are very much part of the family, so it makes sense that you’d want to include them in your wedding day, but with the focus on having a fabulous time and looking after family and friends, it may not always seem possible. Cue some useful ideas from

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 the rewards of fresh fruit and root veg? Tom Hunt, eco chef and founder of catering firm Tom’s Feast, divulges his tips for creating showstopping

Hand-Painted Wedding Shoes by Gemma Kenward

If you’re the type of person who likes having things that are completely unique, how about walking down the aisle in a pair of bespoke hand-painted shoes? Gemma Kenward is an artist who specialises in painting footwear, so we asked her to tell us a bit more about her work and her quirkiest wedding requests…

Colin and John’s ‘No Proposal’ Gay Engagement Story

Colin and John met in 1996 in a popular gay bar in the East End of London. Twenty years later to the day after that first meeting, they got married. Colin shares their love story with us, and tells us about their ‘no proposal’ engagement… ‘When I first met John I thought he was a

Experts at Work: Scottish Gay Wedding Theme

Catrina Duthie of Fin Flükra wedding planning, talks us through the concepts behind this Scottish themed wedding shoot. “Ask any couple from Scotland about their wedding day and the majority will have incorporated some element of their heritage into the big day. Some will embrace with gusto the traditional Scottish pastimes, symbolism and conventions while

La La Land Wedding Theme Ideas

Twinkling lights, sunsets, Hollywood retro, jazz – we love La La Land. Not only was it the first film ever to win seven Golden Globes, it’s a masterpiece in its own right;  a sublime celebration of love and life’s passions – perfect for a wedding! If you’re seeking La La Land wedding theme inspiration, start

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