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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 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


Why A Greenery Wedding Is The Perfect Choice For 2017

This arrangement is perfect for a greenery wedding, it is by Flowers by Breige. Photograph by Jade Osborne Photography.

A greenery wedding is the perfect choice for 2017. For those of you who didn’t know, greenery is the Pantone colour of the year 2017.  ‘Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to...

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December 2016


The Most Spectacular Hanging Wedding Flowers To Wow

These very pretty hanging wedding flowers are by Wild About

If you are looking to make a real visual impact at your wedding, ask your florist to decorate your venue with hanging wedding flowers to wow. I personally think nothing creates more of a stunning statement than walking into a reception and seeing incredible hanging wedding flowers. Like every aspect of your big day, your flowers, particularly hanging wedding flowers need to be planned to...

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December 2016


Make A Statement With Beautiful & Wild Oversized Wedding Bouquets

How stunning is this from The Flower Room Belfast? Photograph by Paula O Hara.

I am definitely a huge fan of oversized wedding bouquets. If you consider yourself a boho bride to be, you are going to love this blog post about beautiful & wild oversized wedding bouquets. Without a doubt, oversized wedding bouquets are not for everyone. If you are planning a very chic style big day, then I would suggest you go for a smaller more traditionally...

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November 2016



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