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Real Wedding: Lauren and Andrew’s DIY Vintage Wedding at Lartington Hall

Lauren and Andrew met on an evening in Durham. Lauren was out for a friend’s birthday and Andrew was on an impromptu night out. “Andrew and I had gone to Edinburgh for a weekend break. Andrew proposed in Edinburgh Zoo – it was a hot summer’s day and he chose a secluded spot at the top of a hill which overlooked the […] Read more >

Simple DIY: Personalized wedding hangers

Personalized wedding hangers Today we are showing you how to make some quick and easy wedding hangers, which are perfect for the bride to hang her dress on as well as the bridesmaids dresses, avoiding any unnecessary confusion on the big day, helping make your wedding that touch less stressful. We had so much fun making this simple project, we are  going […] Read more >

Feeling Mellow in Canary Yellow

Yellow doesn’t need to be feared. It’s a vibrant and quirky colour with a pallet that can be used in flowers, decorations and bridesmaids dresses. Of course, when we think of yellow flowers we think of a bold sunflower, but if they aren’t your thing, why not try little lemon slices hidden in your decor and ice cold drinks? It’s another colour […] Read more >

The Groom’s Guide – The Groom’s Survival Kit

We’ve created a Bride’s Emergency Kit, which is perfect for brides-to-be and bridesmaids to have on the morning of the wedding but don’t worry Gents, we won’t be leaving you out. Traditionally, the groom and his groomsmen stay at the couple’s home on the eve of the wedding day, with a fry up on the morning and heading to the ceremony venue […] Read more >

The Parkmore Hotel

Spacious, extremely accommodating and with a wealth of experience in hosting elegant weddings tailored to your requirements, The Parkmore Hotel in Eaglescliffe is the perfect choice. With two beautiful rooms to choose from to host your service and reception (although The Parkmore Hotel only holds one wedding a day!), you have true flexibility for creativity, safe in the knowledge that the hotel […] Read more >

5 Minutes with . . . Blackwell’s Butchers

Blackwell’s Butchers has always had a cult following of its own. Famed not only for its meats, the service and artisan lines from local producers also set it worlds apart from your everyday village butcher shop. Having provided a wedding catering service for a number of years, the acquisition of their cool Street Food Van brings a new and exciting concept to […] Read more >

Real Wedding: Harriet and Steven’s Vintage Outdoor Wedding

Harriet and Steven married on 23rd July 2016 after being introduced to each other by a mutual friend at Harriet’s 22nd birthday, “She was convinced we were perfect for each other and then 4 years later was right and contributed to a big part of our day by being on of my bridesmaids.” The couple chose to hold their wedding day at […] Read more >

Make It Monday – Card Box

As your guests begin to settle for the wedding breakfast or evening breakfast, they are going to want to find a safe place to put their card and gifts to the happy couple. A card box is a perfect feature to have sitting in the venue, and can easily be styled to suit your theme. Below, we have found six different ideas […] Read more >

Vibrant Jewel-Tones for a Cultural Celebration

This week’s mood board is inspired by the vibrancy of an Indian wedding. An explosion of colour is a must with golden trims and an immense celebration of culture where two families become one. From horse-drawn carriages, bridal sarees made from luxurious fabrics and traditional ceremonies to personalised hennas, vivid decor items and golden cake-pops for the guests, this is an exquisite […] Read more >

The Groom’s Guide – How to Tie a Bow Tie

Left to tie your own bow tie on the Big Day? YouTube just not helping? Check this out –practice makes perfect! Step One – Start with the bowtie lying with the fancy side up. Adjust so right side is shorter than the left. The left end is A and the end on the right, we’ll call B. Step Two – Move A […] Read more >