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Wedding Receptions & Décor – Once your wedding ceremony is over, your thoughts will turn to the all-important wedding reception. As every former bride will tell you, if the food and drink or entertainment isn’t exactly right, then your guests will remember your wedding for all the wrong reasons, instead of for all the right reasons! It is incredibly important that the wedding caterer you use understands the type of style and food you want. If you’re having an incredibly formal black tie wedding, then a buffet is not at all suitable. If on the other hand, you like the idea of a more casual, laid back affair, then food stations with different variety of cuisines, might be more suitable.

Flowers of course can create the wow factor at your wedding reception, but again, they have to suit the style of wedding you are having. For vintage wedding receptions, mismatched jars of wild flowers would look beautiful. If on the other hand, you are having a city wedding, go for something modern such as anemones in contemporary clear glass or black containers. When it comes to wedding entertainment, you again have to think about the style of wedding you are having, as well as the music you both enjoy listening to. If you are having an intimate wedding, a DJ might be worth considering. If on the other hand, a couple of hundred people are coming to your big day, a big band might be more suitable.

And of course, don’t forget about the all-important wedding cake. Do you love the idea of a ‘naked wedding cake, ‘ in other words a cake that is not iced etc.? Or perhaps you prefer more of an ornate design? If you can’t resist sweet things, you might like the idea of not only a wedding cake, but a dessert table too!

Gorgeous Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas For Your Country Celebration

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If you have decided on a rustic country wedding for example a barn, chances are that you are in need of rustic wedding decor ideas. Sometimes it is easy to think that once you find your wedding venue, everything else is taken care of. However, often this is not the case. This particularly happens when you decide on a barn that has little in terms...

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March 2017


Delicious Inspiration For Pancake Day 2017 From The Book Pancakes & Waffles

Coffee pancakes will certainly wake you up tomorrow.

If you are looking for delicious inspiration for pancake day 2017, take a look at the book Pancake & Waffles by Hannah Miles, Ryland, Peters & Small (Photography by Steve Painter). You may be trying to eat healthily in the lead up to your big day, which I totally understand. However, it is pancake day 2017, and you should definitely relax sometimes, and just enjoy...

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February 2017


The Prettiest Spring Wedding Stationery Ideas For Your Big Day

This Aphrodite watercolour wedding stationery set by Gemma Milly, Not On The High Street, is perfect for spring.

If you are planning a spring wedding, chances are you have been looking at spring wedding stationery ideas for your big day. Your spring wedding stationery should without a doubt, match the colour scheme and style you have chosen for your big day. If you think about it, the first indication your guests will have of the look of your wedding is when your save...

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February 2017


The Most Gorgeous Rustic Wedding Flowers For Your Country Celebration

Not only are these rustic wedding flowers by Luke and Lottie Floral Design stunning, but I love the wooden container too!

If you are planning a country celebration, chances are that you are keen to have gorgeous rustic wedding flowers. I personally believe that if you are at the beginning of your wedding planing journey, it is important not to be too fixated on particular colours/themes. This is particularly the case if you have not decided on your venue. Your venue is likely to dictate many...

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February 2017


The Most Stunning Shades Of Purple Wedding Flower Inspiration

How stunning is this display by McQueens?

Without a doubt, purple is one of my favourite wedding colours. In fact, after pink, it most definitely comes second. Today’s blog post features the most stunning shades of purple wedding flower inspiration. I was inspired to write this post after seeing an incredible floral display all in purple by McQueens which you can see below. I personally think purple is a colour that is...

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February 2017


The Chicest All White Wedding Cakes For An Elegant Celebration

A stunning design by The Cake Parlour.

There are some things that never go out of fashion. I believe this is the case when it comes to all white wedding cakes. Without a doubt, all white wedding cakes are perfect for brides who are planning an elegant and classic celebration. Although wedding cake trends come and go, all white wedding cakes always look impossibly chic and beautiful. If you are planning an...

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January 2017


The Top 10 Most Stylish Wedding Cake Trends 2017

A dream fairy tale wedding cake.

If you are planning a stylish and luxury wedding, and haven’t yet decided on your cake, you should definitely consider Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Style & the Bride recently caught up with Elizabeth Solaru, the founder of the company, to find out what she thinks are set to be the most stylish wedding cake trends 2017. ‘It’s such an amazing time to be a luxury wedding cake...

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January 2017


The Most Beautiful & Inspirational Wedding Table Ideas Of 2016

How magnificent does the top table of Sabrina and Peter's wedding look? I love the flowers by Melissa Riva at the front, and the candles, tealights and flowers on top. Take a look at the wedding here. Photograph by Joh Nassari.

I have featured some seriously beautiful & inspirational wedding table ideas this year, thanks to my incredible brides and grooms. As 2017 is nearly upon us, what better excuse do I have than to look back at a selection of wedding table ideas from Style & the Bride’s real weddings of 2016? If you have chosen your wedding venue, and your florist, whatever you do,...

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December 2016


My Favourite 10 Wedding Cakes Of 2016 You Won’t Be Able To Resist

This delectable cake is by Peggy Porschen.

I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of 2016. I am sure it has something to do with getting older, but doesn’t time just whizz past? It seems only yesterday it was summer and now Christmas is upon us. Sorry to digress… Anyway, the purpose of today’s blog post is to discuss my favourite 10 wedding cakes of 2016. One of most popular...

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December 2016


The Most Stylish Wedding Place Settings For Your Big Day

How cool is this personalised heart plant pot by Tillyanna, perfect for a rustic wedding?

What I love about the wedding industry is that it is constantly evolving. Years ago, brides and grooms didn’t have many options when it came to wedding place settings, but now, you are literally spoilt for choice. You can of course go for traditional paper/card wedding place settings that your wedding stationery designer can source for you. Or, you could go for something a bit...

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December 2016



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