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6 Tips For Involving Pets At Your Wedding

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Anyone who follows my social media will know I’m obsessed with animals. From my beautiful pup, Bella, through to safaris being my favourite holidays, I just adore animals. So, when my couples tell me they’d like to incorporate their pets at their wedding I couldn’t be happier.Before you plan to have your pet or any animal at your wedding there are a few things to consider. VENUE RULES More and more venues are becoming flexible on their rules with regards to animals. If having your pets at your wedding is important to you ask the venue coordinator at the very first meeting before you commit it. Also check if they have any rules about areas they can/can’t go and any restrictions on which parts of the day they’re allowed to attend. PETS AT YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY Some of my couples want to ensure a quiet, bark-free ceremony where all attention is on them. These...

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How To Plan A Sequel Wedding

How To Plan A Sequel Wedding

During 2020 and 2021, Government regulations have forced couples to decide whether to postpone their weddings or go ahead with more intimate micro weddings. Many of those who decided to go ahead and have their legal ceremonies are now considering having sequel weddings. Of course, this concept is nothing new. I’ve planned sequel weddings for couples who: Originally eloped or had destination weddings Had limited time-scales due to visa requirements or a close family member in ill-health Had restricted finances at the time of the original wedding Wanted multiple ceremonies/celebrations for the different faiths within their families Covid has now bought a surge in couples wanting sequel weddings after their original weddings were subjected to restrictions. Below are some suggestions you might want to consider, but if you read nothing else, read the first tip! RULE FREE SEQUEL WEDDINGS The beauty of sequel weddings are there are no rules, you have freedom to do it...

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6 Tips for couples planning a micro wedding during COVID-19

Covid Micro Wedding Table

In a time of restrictions due to Covid many couples are choosing to go ahead with a more intimate, micro wedding. Their priority is to get legally married and feel like they can start the next stages of their lives. A more intimate guest list gives you a wonderful chance to really focus on creating a personal and unforgettable experience for both you and your guests. Here are a few tips to get you started, but do get in touch to discuss how we could create your dream wedding. CHOOSING YOUR MICRO WEDDING VENUE Choose a venue that can scale up and down to allow for changes in regulation in regards to guest numbers. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a huge ballroom with only 15 people! This is where exclusive use country houses and hotels come into their own as they usually have smaller intimate event space...

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What Does Full Wedding Planning Include?

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Couples often ask me “What does full wedding planning include?”. So I thought it might be useful for me to run through the four phase process that I use for planning my couples weddings when they book my full wedding planning service. In these examples I'm going to base it on a one-year planning process, obviously this can be extended or condensed depending on the time you have available or to work around other projects in your life such as holidays or busy periods at work. WEDDING PLANNING PHASE 1 - THE FOUNDATIONS & VIP SUPPLIERS Phase one is to produce the foundation documents and structures to ensure the wedding planning goes smoothly. It may seem rather unromantic but the 3 foundation documents are your budget, the schedule planner and the design board. Before we book any suppliers creating a realistic budget is key. The budget needs to be detailed and broken down, allocating it according to your...

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5 of The Most Beautiful Country House Wedding Venues In Hampshire

Heckfield Place Hampshire Country House Wedding Venue

Located in southern England in amongst the Home Counties, Hampshire is known for its rolling countryside, historic villages, and of course its famous Jane Austen collection. So it’s only natural that it boasts plenty of country house wedding venues, all of which would easily make for a beautiful backdrop for any wedding day. With so many to choose from, however, exploring all the amazing country house wedding venues in Hampshire can be a bit of an overwhelming task. So here's a list of just some of my favourites. Heckfield Place This is a venue (pictured above) that proves the best things really do come to those who wait! Heckfield's lengthy renovation has been atleast 6 years in the making, with the  owner actually purchasing the estate 20 years ago. And what a mighty fine job they have done! The result is far less formal than say Cliveden House, instead having a much more...

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Orangery & Conservatory Wedding Venues in London

Syon Park Conservatory Wedding London

Glasshouse, conservatory, orangery… they’re all different names for buildings that bring the beauty of natural light and foliage to your wedding. I’ve recently been working with a plant loving couple on their venue search for their wedding in 2020 and therefore checked out the conservatory venues in London. I love an Orangery wedding so much I even chose this type of venue for my very own wedding 10 years ago. Here are some of my favourite conservatory and orangery wedding venues in London: The Barbican Conservatory The Conservatory at the Barbican, London is somewhat of a hidden gem. Full to the brim with tropical plants and exotic fish the space allows for ceremonies up to 150 guests. You can even have your wedding breakfast within the conservatory before moving through to one of their rooms (or to an alternative venue) for the evening party. Chiswick House and Gardens Another West London gem is Chiswick...

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