Get me to the church on time!

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There are so many options for transportation nowadays to suit all sorts of weddings! No need to follow tradition, and no need to break the bank. Take a look at some of the ideas here for some visionary vehicles to give your Big Day an extra bit of va va voom! (more…)

Why not get married in a… golf club?

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If you use our very cool ‘find venue by type’ search function, you will see that we have nearly 100 golf clubs listed as possible wedding venues around the UK. While it may not spring to mind as the most immediately romantic location for a wedding, golf clubs do have a huge amount to offer prospective newlyweds – not least acres of beautifully tended grounds for those important post-ceremony photographs. (more…)

A Snowdrop Wedding for Mr & Mrs Simpson

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A classic boy meets girl story, Michelle and Paul met in 2008 in Blackpool where Paul, from Doncaster, was working. And this year they tied the knot at ‘the venue of their dreams’, Hodsock Priory in carpet of snowdrops. (more…)

10 reasons to get married at the Greyhound Inn, Dorset

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The glorious area of Corfe Castle in Dorset is like a Famous Five book come to life. The historic ruins of the castle are surrounded by glorious natural countryside, a steam railway and a handful of places to stop for a cream tea. To crown it all, the Greyhound Inn sits beneath the ruined castle, making it perhaps the most atmospheric place to sip your pint in Dorset. Inspired? (more…)

Aisle do it my way: alternatives to walking down the aisle with your father

 

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Walking down the aisle with your father, to be ‘given away’, is a centuries-old custom. It has its roots in the times when marriages were seen as a way to pay off a debt or claim a dowry, and women were seen as property to be traded. For lots of us, the tradition is a chance to create a special memory for you and your dad, but for others it’s a bit too old fashioned (and many don’t like the misogynist roots). Now some brides are choosing to make that walk in a different way. (more…)

10 years of marriage: 10 lessons I’ve learnt

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Wedding belles, confetti and cake are what weddings are all about. But what happens once the confetti’s been swept up? With my 10 year wedding anniversary fast approaching (tin, in case you were wondering…) here’s some straight talking advice from me to you . . .

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