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Bespoke Surrey Wedding Planner

Hi there and a warm welcome to my blog!  I am a bespoke surrey wedding planner who enjoys planning, organising and getting folks together to celebrate life and love. (Have a look at my full planning services here) I live in Surrey (a really beautiful county in England with some great wedding venues), however, I also gravitate a lot towards London as I spent most of my corporate life commuting into London. I believe that love is a strong foundation for marriage and I love meeting you, brides and grooms, who are in love and have made the decision to spend your lives...

I’m getting married!

'I'm getting married'! That must have been the full-hearted squeal you blurted out to your friends as you excitedly announced your engagement. Congratulations! Has it fully sunk in for you yet or do you still catch yourself taking glimpses of your engagement ring every once in a while when you think no one is looking?   As the excitement of getting engaged starts to die down a bit, the realisation that yes, you are really getting married soon starts to sink in and your thoughts turn to how to start planning a wedding and where to start. Deciding where to start with wedding...

vintage tea cup set Julie Michaelsen Photography

Unique Hen Party Ideas

Hen Parties as they are popularly called in the UK are great ways to celebrate your last days as a singleton with your best friends before tying the knot. And, in this day and age when we all crave more experiential experiences, unique hen party ideas are just the ticket.   Moving away from the typical late night parties and drunken orgies that hen parties are fast becoming, I have rounded up some great and unique hen party ideas that are perfect for bonding and spending quality time with your close friends. The best part about these ideas is that you can totally...

What is Your Wedding Style?

Someone once said that style is who you are without speaking and in some ways, I agree with that sentiment. Your wedding style is an important aspect as you start to plan your big day. Lots of inspiration abound that may be overwhelming for you unless you determine your wedding style upfront. As individuals and as people, we all have a sense of style, each unique to every one of us. It's only natural that when planning one of the biggest days of your life, that your personal style is reflected in your day given that it is a major part...

How to Work Out Your Wedding Budget

Whether you're spending £30k or £300k for your wedding, you need a wedding budget. Even if you don't have all the funds readily available, you still need a budget. You want to have an amazing wedding day without the stress of worrying about funds and having a wedding budget will help you to achieve that. It will keep you in line with what you can and cannot spend and help you to manage your money wisely and properly. I always advise that you determine your style and the type of wedding you want to have first closely followed by the...

Wedding Dresses Inspiration from the Oscars 2017

Hollywood was abuzz with the Oscars last weekend. The 89th academy awards for 2017 alongside the Vanity Fair afterparty is always a great talking point amongst Hollywood's elite. In true Hollywood style, there was a lot of fashion on display on the famous red carpet and I’ve curated some of the fashion finds that are great inspiration for your wedding dresses, particularly for the spring season. This two tone, criss crossed Valentino gown worn by Halle Berry would be great for a wedding dress or second outfit. It’s a good way to incorporate your wedding colours into your dress. Capes are still very much...