Showing posts from August, 2018

For Better Not Worse: Modern Alternatives to Outdated Wedding Traditions

Same-sex couples have a real opportunity to create new traditions that embrace their personality rather than a prescribed list of must-haves and must-dos.  The fabulous people at Daffodil Hotel in The Lake District have given us a list of new ways that modern couples are reinventing wedding lore and we think they all offer a breath of fresh air to the institution of marriage.  In recent years, weddings have started to change. Couples are under less pressure to please their families and follow tradition, and so they have greater control over their big day. This freedom has led to some wonderful twists on old ideas, leading to a new set of modern traditions. Here we look at the way classic customs have changed in recent years. White Dress to Bridal Outfit It was Queen Victoria who began the white dress trend when she married Prince Albert in a white gown. Previously, women wore their best dresses or bought a new dress in a colour they could wear again. For a

LGBTQ Friendly Wedding Venues: Grove House, Roehampton

Grove House in Roehampton, South-West London, is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion.  Near the gorgeous Richmond Park and close to Putney, this beautiful white wedding venue overlooks a lake and boasts many original features giving the venue a real sense of character and charm. Chandeliers, ornate ceilings and fireplaces with excellent views over Richmond Park, Grove House is a wedding venue for all seasons.   Its  portrait room can host up to 150 guests for the ceremony, or there’s The Terrace Room , overlooking the terrace, for up to 60 guests. Couples have the choice to have their ceremony outside on the house’s lawn, too.  150 guests can be accommodated for the wedding breakfast with an additional  50 guests for the evening .  Rose gardens, a lily pond, a lake and 15 acres of parkland make this venue as beautiful on the outside as on the inside.  It’s a photographers dream , and we’d certainly recommend that you take a peek at the gallery on Grove Hou

Gilwell Park Will Host a Wedding Show in October AND Launches a New Classic Wedding Package

We were excited to hear that the gorgeous Gilwell Park in Chingford is hosting a wedding show in October.  Set in 108 acres, the estate is home to the 17 th century Grade II listed White House, and we just know you’re going to fall in love with it. Gilwell Park has  40 on-site bedrooms with enough space in the Main Hall to accommodate 150 guests for the wedding breakfast. One of the big selling points is the individual approach to each ceremony and each couple.  Their invitation to you to ‘tailor every detail’ means this splendid building is your blank slate.  Few venues offer such freedom. This is Georgian elegance tucked away in Epping Forest BUT within touching distance of major transport networks offering couples and guests the best of both worlds. We’d highly recommend that you plan a trip to Gilwell Park's wedding show on Sunday, October 21 st 2018 between 11am and 3pm. Entry is free and there’s a welcome glass of prosecco.  This is your chance

The 5 Easy Steps to an Eco-friendly Wedding

Having an eco-friendly wedding is something that may not have occurred to you.  There’s so much to do and plan in the run-up to the big day that adding environmental conscientiousness into the mix is probably not high up on your list of priorities.   You’ve already got a lot on your mind and we get that. But isn’t it terrifying to think what damage we’re doing the planet?  There’s a lot of talk at the moment about Hot House Earth and how the world is sliding towards environmental disaster unless something is done soon.  Think about what legacy you’re leaving after the wedding , once the confetti has been swept up, and the cards put away, for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   It can be hard to imagine that as individuals we have the power to make a difference but we really do, and it’s no different on your wedding day.  Take a moment in your wedding planning to think about what you and your partner can do to lessen the impact on the environment