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Welcome to another Monday and another busy week on the blog. I hope you had a great weekend and have got lots of planning jobs ticked off your to do list. My weekend was pretty low key and chilled. It’s been such a busy few months with the house renovation and with it nearly finished now, it feels like we can finally breath and have a rest! Saturday Dexter and I went to the theatre to watch Gangster Granny and Sunday we all went Bowling and then I got a bit of my own 50th birthday party planning done.
Today I am starting the week with this complete dream of a styled shoot. It took place on 2nd May 2021 at Krum in Texas and it features a couple who when they got married had a complete nightmare and ended up with no wedding photos. I’m sure these beautiful images will be a great substitute. The warm tones, the hints of Moroccan influence, the flowers, the field with the truck, Oh my what a treat! Big thanks to April Pinto Photography for the stunning submission.
Happy Friday everyone and Yay for the weekend! I hope you have all had a good week.? It has been a busy one here. I have been busy with my wedding planning hat on getting my May 2023 couple all organised. This week I have been organising their flowers and I have the lovely Tracey Campbell on board who I know will make their wedding day look AMAZING!! I can’t wait to work with this lovely lady again. What wedding planning jobs have you been up to this week? I would love to hear your stories, so why not join our wedding planning Facebook group HERE. On with today’s wedding and today it’s the turn of Amy and Maxwell who were married in November last year. They braved the English weather and held their ceremony outdoors which made the day super special. Mixing in some gorgeous autumnal details this wedding is the perfect way to end the week. Thanks to Silverleaf photography for the photos.
Amy and Maxwell were married on 5th November 2021 at The Upper House Barlaston, Stoke on Trent. ‘It is in the home town of where the bride grew up. It has a very relaxed feel, and gives the option of getting married outside. The bride loves everything to do with nature, so being able to get married outside, was one of the main foundations for the wedding. The venue itself also has a lot of history, and is incredibly welcoming. We had 75 guests, in total it took 23 months to plan. We had initially planed to get married on the 24th April 2021, but due to covid, we had to postpone the wedding until November 2021.’
As we venture closer to the weekend I am super excited to share with you this rather fabulous rock n roll styled shoot. The shoot took place on 4th December 2020 at House of Blues in Boston, a super cool music venue, perfect for this edgy shoot. This wedding inspiration shows us just how individual weddings can be, you too can be a rock star on your wedding day if music is your passion. Bright colours, a gorgeous Jenny Packham gown, a very dapper groom and an abundance of delicious food! What else do you need! Big thanks to Amanda Macchia Photography for the wonderful photos.
Today I have a real treat for you as I take you off to Honduras for the wedding of Doris and Jesse. If you are anything like me, with the cold January weather, you will be desperate to get abroad this year. Being locked in the country for the past two years has really made me long to jet off on a plane somewhere for some sunshine and this beach wedding is really going to make you feel like a holiday! Doris and Jesse were married on 22nd August 2021 at Las Verandas Hotel & Villas. After having to postpone their wedding once due to the pandemic, they at last settled on a new date where the moon aligned perfectly and their truly romantic and heartfelt wedding ceremony ran to pure perfection. The flowers, the backdrop, the crystal blue sea, all made for a truly breathtaking wedding. Captured by Alden Melendez Photography and Submitted by Las Verandas Hotel & Villas.
For Doris and Jesse the moon had to align perfectly for their special day! after postponing their wedding in 2020 and planning for two years, the date was set for Sunday, August 22, 2021 when the moon reached it peak illumination, the last of the summer, when something extremely rare in occurrence happens and only in a month before a featured solstice or an equinox, a fourth full Blue Moon.
Doris, originally from Honduras living in New Jersey is a presenter for New York 1 and Jesse, Founder of mademeals.co with their family and closest friends traveled to the island of Roatan, Honduras for the 3 day event: Welcome Party, rehearsal dinner & the BIG day—hosting 75 guests.
The boho-chic wedding took place at the luxurious and Internationally Awarded Las Verandas Hotel & Villas on its private beach where the moon-shaped-arch decor with lush colors and perfect weather next to the ocean created the most beautiful and heartfelt family affair. The Bride and Groom exchanged vows with laughter and tears. The guests were welcomed to the reception with Signature Cocktails Doris’ “Over the Moon” and Jesse’s “Lunar Eclipse” served during sunset fit the occasion perfectly. The Moon and the Stars came out for the evenings reception, romantic candlelight’s welcomed guests to their tables, toasts were made, Garifuna Punta Dancers entertained and the traditional Gifiti liquor was served to entice guests to party! positivity and love was all around, the Blue Moon shone down over this amazing couple with blessings and the night ended with an unexpected pool party.
There are many things to consider when planning a wedding. The big things like the venue, photography, and entertainment always come first but then you need to start thinking abut feeding and watering your guests. The type of food you serve is always a BIG decision to make but what about the wine!! Different wine can be served with different foods, at different times of the year. With so may wines to choose from it can become overwhelming. So today I have enlisted the help of the experts at 8 Wines to talk you through the different types of wines and offer some expert suggestions of wines you can choose.
Wine is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the history of humankind, and it is mainly considered a drink that is used to celebrate various occasions. The reason being is because it connotes love, friendship, and happiness, hence the strong connection between wine and weddings.
Wine is also a symbol of transformation because grapes undergo a transformation during fermentation, and it also symbolizes sustenance. White wine is also connected with purity, as a synonym to pure love between two people that are entering the marital journey. As for red wine, it is the biggest symbol of love, and weddings are all about love and emotional connection.
Of course, wine symbolizes many other different things because its journey is a long one since it is mentioned even in the Bible, but what is important is that love has always been one of the crucial aspects of the wine symbolism.
So, it is no surprise why we celebrate special occasions like weddings with wine, and even less of a surprise why we make toasts with Champagne.