6 Calligraphy Facts – Why Use Calligraphy?

Calligraphy Celebration I recently met up - in the loose sense with the lovely Helene, Director of Smitten With Ink - Over FaceTime with coffee on a cold December day wrapped in blankets we spoke about all things Calligraphy and how we could help future clients understand the handwritten artform and incorporate this ancient art into their traditional or modern event. As an Event Consultant, I always receive requests for stationery or need stationery for my client's events.  Like printed stationery, Calligraphy is available in many beautiful handwritten scripts on a variety of paper types and textures however the price tag is not...Read More

Wedding Dress Help! Shall I Try Before I Buy

Wedding Dress Help, Shall I Buy Before I Try? Q. Wedding Dress Help, I'm planning to go Wedding Dress shopping very soon but I have a problem!  Shall I buy before I try? I have a dream Wedding dress, I have a shop that stocks the brand, but they don’t have a sample of the dress to try. Would you recommend take a leap of faith and order the dress without trying it on first? A. Personally, I would strongly advise against buying without trying! Ask the bridal shop if they can order it for you; they can then use this as...Read More

Moving and My Wedding Venues List

Moving and My Wedding Venues List! We are planning on getting married in June 2022 and planning a house move from the North to the South; it's completely a new area for us! We have a bunch of Wedding venues listed that we're interested in, I'm afraid if we don't look soon, we'll be settling for possibly an entirely different month; due to so many Covid wedding reschedules. We feel we need to start visiting venues by September 21. How long will it take us to find and book a venue before the wedding? I would recommend starting looking for...Read More
Couple planning their wedding

5 Reasons to Use a Wedding Planner

Why Use a Wedding Planner The proposal has happened, it is something you had been counting down to since you can remember. After the initial excitement of being newly engaged wears off, your thoughts turn to your wedding day. The wedding day you have envisioned since you were young. You have it all pictured in your mind - the dress, the decor, the rings, the shoes, the venue. But you have no idea where to start. You know exactly what the end product will be and no idea how to get there. This is something every prospective bride or groom experiences, especially...Read More

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2020

Colour of the Year: Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue An elegant hue to bring class to your wedding. The colour of the year for 2020 is none other than Classic Blue, a colour filled with zeitgeist and dependability, sure to make your wedding stand out from the crowd. Pantone describes Classic Blue as, “A timeless and enduring blue hue… Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity.”  Whether you are a person who values simplicity, or likes to make a statement, Classic Blue is the wedding trend to embrace in 2020. A Blue Hue As a bride, one of the most important...Read More

Wedding Trends 2019 – 5 Finishing Touches

The 2019 Wedding Trend - Pampas Grass and Living Coral I have fallen in love with the 2019 wedding trend in a big way!  Possibly, I can even go as far as saying I think this trend was created for me as it incorporates generally most of the things that I love.   The trend is all about being bold, colourful and bright, rustic, elegant, simplicity, and when all these elements are fused together I’m left felling with a romantic collision of excellence.   Lets take a look at the trend in more details 5 Finishing Touches Pampas and Flowers Bring the...Read More

How to use Living Coral in your wedding

7 Ways To Use Pantone Living Coral In Your 2019 Wedding Peachy Orange There are many mixed feelings about the colour of the year, I love it, that’s what matters for this blog. Colour experts Pantone have given us a peachy orange shade named Living Coral, or Pantone 16-1546, HEX/HTML: FA7268and RGB: 250 114 104 - as the colour of the year for 2019. Described by Pantone as "An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”. Its time to celebrate, its what makes life fun, its what keeps us interested, its...Read More

6 Wedding Costs To Consider…

The True Cost of a Wedding A recent national survey by mentioned the average UK wedding costs £33, 350 I wonder if you think this sounds like “wow that's a lot”, let's take a look and see what do couples get for their cash. Wedding Venue 1 The cash splash usually starts here with venues ranging anything from £115 - £180pp depending on where you are in the UK. So, for 100 guests you’ve already spend anything between £8,000 - £18,000, this gets you a beautiful wedding venue with palatial grounds,  welcome drinks; Prosecco and something non alcoholic,  4...Read More

How to set a formal dinner table

When having guests over for a spectacular meal, take your time and remember the fine details. Present your table with a little attention. Clean your table before dressing, visions of a breadcrumbed, sticky table with a lovely clean table cloth is not nice! Ensure the tablecloth/napkins -if using- are clean and crease free. If necessary iron before hand. Cutlery, there are so many different ways to present your cutlery. No one wants watermarked cutlery, get a soft cloth and wipe marks away. A glass for water is a must, include a glass for wine. ensure they are smear and watermark free....Read More