11

Feb

2016

Katy and Scott’s Weekend Long, Woodland Loving, California Wedding By Hayley Anne Photography

Yay it’s Thursday, we are nearly at the end of the week, not quite but you can see the finishing line if you look really closely! My mum is coming up from Cornwall this weekend to visit, which is why I am so keen to see Saturday come round quickly! Today though we have some more sunshine to cheer you up, with this gorgeous California wedding. It’s a beautiful woodland wedding that takes place at a buddhist retreat The whole wedding took place over the whole weekend, which gives it a real laid back feeling. The different shades of blue work look great against the redwood trees and the gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception set up really make the most fo the backdrop. Thanks to Hayley Anne Photography for the lovely images

‘A fun, relaxing, exciting, emotional, unforgettable experience, celebrated with the love and joy of our two families coming together in support’

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Katy and Scott were married on 9th May 2015 at Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center, Corralitos, California. ‘We fell in love with Pema Osel Ling immediately because of the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere. While we’re not Buddhists, this retreat center had a very serene and positive vibe that was quite powerful. Another huge bonus of this venue was that we could make it a “wedding weekend” where we stayed Friday-Sunday instead of the typical 5-hours many venues give you. Guests were able to stay on-site in cabins and camp sites, where they could enjoy the on-site swimming pool, campfire and s’mores at night, free yoga class, and lawn games we brought. This added an extra element of fun as it felt like a summer camp, where our families could actually get to know each other over the 2 days. We had a total of 200 guests. It took 9 months to plan the wedding! There was a lot to coordinate with planning events over the 2 days and coordinating guest on-site lodging and such.’

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10

Feb

2016

Ask The Experts: Everything you Need to Know about Humanist Ceremonies

Good Afternoon. How are you all? Today we’re here to offer you some information and advice about Humanist Ceremonies. There are so many different ceremonies that you can have when you get married and this one is one of my particular favourites. It offers you so much freedom and flexibility and a real alternative to the traditional church service or registry office. I will pass you onto our wedding celebrant Liz Harwood who is going to explain more about them.

A Humanist wedding is a bespoke wedding ceremony, written to your exact requirements and wishes. It can include anything that will make it special and meaningful to you, but usually it would include information and anecdotes about you as a couple, as well as the more traditional elements of a wedding ceremony

Ask The Experts: Humanist Ceremonies

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Ask The Experts: Humanist Ceremonies

Image Source via www.darcyferrisphoto.net

More from Liz Harwood…

My name is Liz Harwood and I am a Humanist wedding celebrant. Many people aren’t sure what a Humanist wedding is and so hopefully in this blog, I will answer the main questions you might have about Humanist weddings.

A Humanist wedding is a bespoke wedding ceremony, written to your exact requirements and wishes. It can include anything that will make it special and meaningful to you, but usually it would include information and anecdotes about you as a couple, as well as the more traditional elements of a wedding ceremony. We encourage and help you to write your own vows, you can exchange rings, include readings and music as desired, and you can sign a certificate if you wish. You can also personalise it with one or more symbolic act such as candle lighting and sand mixing. I have found the most popular symbolic act to be hand fasting, where the hand of the bride and groom are wrapped in ribbons and a knot is tied – the origin of the phrase to tie the knot! Each ceremony is written uniquely for you, and you have the opportunity to read and amend it before the big day as you wish.Read More


10

Feb

2016

Georgina & Alastair’s Laid Back Shropshire Wedding By Nicola Gough Photography

Today we are off to Lower Hayton for this beautiful Shropshire wedding, courtesy of Nicola Gough Photography. It’s the wedding of Georgina & Alastair who were lucky enough to hold the reception in Georgina’s mums back garden, so keeping it personal to them. It’s a laid back day full of the most beautiful flowers, pretty decor, gorgeous bridesmaids dresses and of course those kilts! A sweet, rustic styled day full of love and warmth.

‘Our guests kept saying it was a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere which brought a lot of different people together. For us it was the perfect day that went by to quickly’

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Georgina & Alastair were married on 27th June 2015 at Stanton Lacy Church and the reception was at the brides mums house in Lower Hayton. ‘We decided to get married in this particular church as the church was very special to me as it was where my father’s funeral was held. We had 111 guests all day and a further 31 join in the evening. we got engaged about 18 months before we got married and started planning almost straight away’

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9

Feb

2016

Bridal Style: New Wedding Hair Trends for 2016 – From Camilla Collins

When the new year arrives so do all the new trends for the up coming wedding season.  There are so many exciting and new ideas for 2016 and beyond. We thought it would be a good time to share some amazing new hair trends, I am absolutely loving all the new styles at the moment. Loose curls, messy updo’s paired with some gorgeous Boho Crowns. Today Camilla Collins shares with us some beautiful hair trends, I hope you find them useful.

Last year’s catwalks saw the projections for Spring/Summer Wedding Trends but with the New Year buzz of tweeting, pinning and sharing, it’s clear to see that we definitely have some new trends for wedding hair and makeup this year

New Year, New Hair Trends - From Camilla Collins

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Unlike a lot of the UK population, I love this time of year. The start of the year is my favourite time, it’s when the internet comes alive with newly engaged couples and excited brides-to-be planning away for their big day in 2016!

Brown lipstick is back… and that includes nudes too! Makeup this year will be taking on an all natural, “english rose” feel.  With the newly publicised strobing technique, it’s all about bright, glowing skin and rosy cheeks. Earthy tones and warm metallics will be favoured over silvers and greys around the eyes and this will create a soft, natural look with subtly contoured eyes.Read More


9

Feb

2016

Emily and Daniel’s Tuscany Wedding in a Beautiful Olive Grove By David Bastianoni Photography

Today we are heading off for a huge dose of summer sunshine with this stunning Tuscany Wedding. Lord knows that we need some sunshine at the moment, the weather here in the UK is positively horrid. I hope today’s helping of wedding pretty puts you in a good mood and starts you thinking about your summer holidays! Emily and Daniel have always loved Tuscany so decided it was the ideal place to get married. They kept things simple as the Italian backdrop was so amazing, and created a soft, natural looking ceremony area and beautiful reception with long tables for relaxed dining. Putting their art degrees to good use they both created some really pretty DIY projects that really added a lovely helping of personality into the day. Thanks to David Bastianoni Photography for the lovely images.

‘We were so blessed that day. Family, friends, sunshine, music, food & all the love in the world: The time of our lives’

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Emily and Daniel were married on 30th July 2015 at Tenuta La Borriana, Carmignano, Tuscany, Italy. ‘Italy has long been a favourite holiday destination for Daniel & I. The art, food, history & culture as well as the romance, beauty and sunshine! We thought it would be the perfect place to get married… and it was! We had 83 guests plus 4 children. We got engaged in June 2013 and started making plans straight away. In the 2 years building up to the wedding, we visited Italy twice. The first time was with our parents, to explore venues and meet the ‘Getting Married in Italy’ team. The second visit was to our chosen venue. We met the lovely family who run La Borriana and started to build a picture of how the wedding would be.’

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