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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!

The Most Beautiful Autumn Wedding Flower Ideas

How gorgeous is this Terracotta bouquet by McQueens? It features burgundy and gold dahlia, orange roses, sunflowers, viburnum berries and seasonal foliage.

Years ago, Autumn was not considered a popular season to wed in. However times have changed, and I think it is becoming increasingly popular. When it comes to autumn wedding flower ideas, I think it is so important to embrace nature around you. As leaves are starting to fall from trees, why not ask your florist to incorporate twigs, foliage and autumnal leaves for a...

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September 2017


The Most Stunning Wedding Cakes With Flowers For You To Choose From

How chic is this Meadow wedding cake by Domino Purchas?

Following on from Friday’s blog post about non traditional wedding cakes, we are focusing today on the most stunning wedding cakes with flowers for you to choose from. I adore flowers. I love receiving flowers, wearing floral prints, and would definitely wear flowers in my hair every day (if I could!). I do firmly believe that wedding cakes with flowers work for your big day...

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September 2017


The Pick Of The Best 10 Non Traditional Wedding Cakes To Wow

How incredible is this wedding cake by Bee's Bakery?

Before all you traditional brides look away from this blog post about non traditional wedding cakes, think again. Just because you are having a classic wedding doesn’t mean you have to opt for a classic/traditional wedding cake. In fact, I know many brides who love the idea of opting for something ‘a bit different’ when it comes to their wedding cake. Without a doubt, non...

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September 2017


Why A Wedding At A Michelin Star Restaurant Is Perfect For A Foodie Couple

The attention to detail at Pétrus is incredible. Larry preparing one of his dishes.

Have you ever thought about having your wedding at a Michelin star restaurant? If you haven’t, now is the time to start thinking about it…. For those of you who live in London or like the idea of having your wedding in the capital, it is possible to hold your wedding reception at Pétrus in London’s Knightsbridge. The Michelin starred Gordon Ramsay restaurant is simply perfect...

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June 2017


The Most Gorgeous Summer Wedding Cakes You’ll Just Adore

The Most Gorgeous Summer Wedding Cakes You’ll Just Adore

What do you think of when someone says ‘summer wedding cakes, do ‘naked’ wedding cakes come to mind? Or cakes adorned with strawberries and summer fruits? When it comes to summer wedding cakes, think of wedding cakes adorned with colour. If you can’t opt for brights in the summer months, when can you? I also think of florals when it comes to summer wedding cakes, the...

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June 2017


How To Emulate The Wedding Reception Of Pippa Middleton

Wisteria Trees work very well at wedding ceremonies.

Did any of you see the photographs from the wedding reception of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews? The couple’s reception took place in an incredible glass marquee in the gardens of the Middleton’s home. Not only was the structure magnificent, but so was the interior. However, what was most striking about the reception of Pippa Middleton were the incredible cherry blossom trees that featured throughout. Now,...

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June 2017


How To Choose The Perfect Entertainment For Your Wedding Day

The Flower Quartet not only look good, but they sound incredible too.

Have you decided on the entertainment for your wedding day? Or are you leaving it for your partner to decide? Here at Style & the Bride, we firmly believe that everything (well maybe not your dress and certain other aspects) should be a joint decision. When it comes to entertainment for your wedding day, sometimes the choices can be overwhelming. Do you like the idea...

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June 2017


Create Your Own Beautiful Wedding RSVP’s Online

Wedding planning is fun, but stressful at the same time.

Do you like the idea of creating beautiful wedding RSVP’s online? Here at Style & the Bride, we all know that however enjoyable wedding planning can be, it is still stressful organising everything. Sometimes there is just too much on your ‘to do wedding list’ that it can be overwhelming. However it doesn’t have to be. How to avoid the stress of wedding RSVP’s To...

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June 2017


Why Summer Brides Should Definitely Consider Ombre Wedding Invitations

I love the vibrancy of these ombre wedding invitations by Leeming Brothers.

Have you thought about ombre wedding invitations for your summer wedding. Or are you not sure exactly what ombre wedding invitations look like? Don’t worry if you are not sure as I know many brides and grooms are in the same situation. I shall basically let the Lewis R. Stevenson of Leeming Brothers explain…. ‘Over Christmas 2016 we had an idea,’ Lewis says. ‘After spending hours...

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May 2017



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