It might be hard to imagine, but spring isn’t too far away. For couples planning nuptials over the next few months, it’s time to start thinking about the added touches that will really make your wedding pop.
We think you’ll agree that a little bit of colour goes a long way, and that’s why we’re smitten with Pantone colour of the year inspired confetti. Use the pick-and-mix tool on the Shropshire Petals website to get inspired and get colourful with your wedding day confetti.
Confetti inspired by Pantone's colour of the year
Every year, Pantone releases its colour of the year and 2017’s is Greenery. Perfect for spring, green is a versatile colour that will combine wonderfully with a variety of other colours, making spring 2017 an exciting time to get married. After choosing your colour scheme it can be difficult to match every little detail exactly, so the perfect solution is to use different tones of the same colour or several colours to compliment your main theme. Shropshire Peta…
The UK boasts a fantastic Pride scene and 2017 will be no different. Each month we’ll be listing upcoming local and national Pride events to keep you entertained and empowered across the summer.
Getting married? Pride is a fab excuse for a hen, stag or hag do. Exeter Pride 2017 13 May 2017 In its ninth year, this is Devon’s largest pride event. Daytime events will be family-friendly and include live music, a parade, market stalls, film showings and panel debates. Daytime events are free to attend, and they’ll be plenty of activities for young adults and children, too. Lancaster Pride 2017 20 May 2017 There’s not much information around about Lancaster Pride at the moment. Keep checking the website for information as it appears. Birmingham Gay Pride 2017 27th & 28th May 2017 Birmingham Pride is one of the biggest LGBT events in the UK, offering some superb musical talent right across the bank holiday weekend that includes: Dua Lipa, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Boney…
We’ve only just said goodbye to Christmas, but there’s already another occasion looming on the horizon: Valentine’s Day. High street retailers are often found lacking when it comes to LGBT-inclusive greeting cards, so we’re pleased to see a company offering a greater range, and Cardology has some fab designs. Cardology design and make intricate 3D cards inspired by kirigami: the Japanese art of folding and cutting.
And who doesn’t love a pop-up card? Especially when they look this gorgeous.
If your partner isn’t the soppy sort, then there are tongue-in-cheek cards, too, and plenty of anti-Valentine's cards to choose from, but whatever you pick we’re certain that your other half with love it. Give them a try, and let us know what you think. *Pink Wedding Days received no payment for this post. We just thought it might interest our followers J
Hen, stag and hag parties are big business. They can be big headaches, too. Once you’ve chosen what you want to do, picked who to invite, synchronised availability, made the booking, collected the money, sorted the transport and everything else there’s still the chance that what you’ve booked is actually a bit – well – shit. There’s so much pressure now on couples and their entourage to get everything right. Expectations are big, and so are budgets (even when the attendees might prefer it if they weren’t), but at the heart of it, hen, stag and hag dos have always been about giving the person getting married a good send off. That’s why we were intrigued when we heard about the launch of THATMuse (Treasure Hunt At The Museum). Here’s what they have to say: "Hen and Stag nights may fill some people with abject dread, envisioning a night of clichéd debauchery and bad decisions. For those who would rather marvel over the chiselled physique of a Grecian torso than carousing the city str…
It’s a wonder that anyone can find the time to plan a wedding. Modern life with its thousands of just-one-more-thing-to-do moments can seem completely unsuited to the hours needed to organise a wedding. Small intimate ceremonies are one thing, but what if you want a bigger, more elaborate or themed wedding? It's all too easy to feel overwhelmed. Some weddings really do come with more parts than a meccano set. You could benefit from hiring an events company, and a good one is worth its weight in gold. Funnily enough, we know one with over 20 years of experience.
Where: Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire What: Hotel Capacity: Up to 170 guests for a formal meal with up to 400 in an informal evening reception. Contact:PWD pageAshridge House WebsiteTwitterFacebook Wedding Fayres: April 8th, 2017 11am to 4pm with a fashion show at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. What we love: If you love history, character and charm, then this could be the venue for you. With a history spanning over 730 years, Ashridge House is placed in an idyllic 190-acre estate.
This is a venue with more than one gorgeous ceremony space: there's a stunning sweeping staircase in the main hall and a terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens.
You’ll be well looked after, too, with Ashridge House’s experienced wedding coordinators.
There are preferential accommodation rates for guests, and a guarantee that no other wedding will take place on your day.
Ashridge House might be set in stunning countryside, but guests won’t have a hard time getting there. Located just 35 miles North-West…
Finding the right wedding photographer can be tough. A good photographer does more than just point and click a camera. And choosing the right person for the job requires more thought and effort than just scrolling through images on a website.
Of course, there’s the usual pre-decision checklist to keep in mind: Someone whose work you really likeSomeone within your budgetSomeone available for your dateSomeone able to travel to your venueSomeone with good reviews and recommendations BUT
You'll also want a photographer that gets you. Now, that might sound a little new-age or millennial but it’s vital if you want more than just a record of your day.
Good photography isn't just record keeping. It's capturing the essence of the occasion in images that will invoke and colour your memory for many years after the 'I dos'.
The only way that you'll get a 'feel' for a photographer is by meeting them and having a conversation with them. It’s a matter of trust. Same-sex coup…
(£432!? Good Lord, we hope you're not spending quite that much...) New outfits are expensive and wearing something you already own isn’t always possible or desirable. So we’re excited and relieved to hear that there’s now a clothing dye that’s as easy to use as a detergent.
Because we suck at dying. ^ Unless you mean dying over breakfast the next morning with a red wine hangover and a pocket full of wedding favours…
Dylon’s fabric dyes are a useful weapon to have in your wardrobe’s arsenal for occasions when all an outfit needs is a change of colour. Upcycling is bang on trend at the moment, too, and it's a great way to save money whilst still looking fab.
Here's what they had to say...
DYLON Fabric Dyes’ pioneering new Pod bursts onto the dyeing scene
It’s finally here: the culmination of months of planning.
It's the morning of your wedding. Hours away from saying "I do", and you just want everything to be perfect.
Understandable, of course, but it's your wedding day, and you damn well deserve to enjoy yourself. Given the months of planning, stressing and sorting out, it can be tempting to squeeze both hands around the tiller and refuse to let go.
But don't. It's time to breathe, let go and get married.
With that in mind, here are our 5 suggestions on what NOT to do on the morning of your wedding.
Don't skip on food.
This is especially true if you're planning on knocking back the prosecco. Nerves are an appetite killer, but it's important to eat something. Unless, of course, you plan on adding a swan dive to your grand entrance. Chances are you wedding breakfast won't be until mid-late afternoon, so be sure to keep some light snacks around for when you're getting ready. This is not t…
Do you identify as LGBT+? Are you a student? Do you live in the UK?
We’ve been contacted by a PhD student researching mental health among LGBT+ students. She’s hoping to understand
how mental health and well-being develop over time. The project will involve LGBT+ students completing
questionnaires about their sexuality, gender identity, beliefs, thinking
patterns, coping strategies and stress levels at 3 time points (1 month
Participation will take approximately 30 minutes at each time point and participants will receive
reminders to complete the survey at each time point. Understanding mental health is so important
especially in the LGBT+ bracket and this is one way of contributing something that
could add up to greater understanding of mental health in the future. We’d be hugely grateful if you could help out with
this research. The study is operating under the ethical approval
of King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee. If you t…