Thursday 30 June 2011

A Fantastic Promotion from How 2 I Do Wedding Planning Workshops

Bristol based Wedding Planners How 2 I Do are offering some amazing prizes on their Blog. Steph from How 2 I Do is running a great promotion and offering vouchers, free wedding planning workshop spaces, free Wedding photo sharing accounts and a gorgeous pearl and crystal tiara, show below from Princess Bride Tiaras.

Full details of how to enter are on the blog but all you need to do is visit How 2 I Do's Facebook page and write "I love How 2 I Do because...." and add a brief message and then the 10 prizes will be allocated at random between the 1st and 16th July.

How 2 I Do offer great Wedding Planning Workshops in Bristol to reduce the time, stress and expense involved in planning a Wedding. The Brides and Grooms who have already taken part have given amazing feedback about how useful the workshops are. Melissa atended a How 2 I Do Wedding Planning Workshop in April and rated it 10/10. She says,

"The whole afternoon was very informative and useful. I now feel confident to begin planning my Wedding. Stephanie has some great ideas and was able to answer any queries I had. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone starting out planning their wedding."

How 2 I Do have also just launched a fantastic On the Day Coordination Service which guarantees that you have someone calm, organised and professional on hand just for you to ensure that your day runs like clockwork and that your vision for your dream Wedding becomes a reality.

They are currently offering to coordinate three Bristol Weddings for just £100, saving up to £400. For more information of this visit the How 2 I Do website or email How 2 I Do to arrange a no obligation consultation.

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Supplier Focus: Groovy Booth Photos

At Bristol Wedding News we cannot stress enough how important it is to entertain your wedding guests and we think Photo booths are the hottest fun new wedding trend. Your guests can spend hours posing in black and white or colour using a variety of props and it even has a built in wind machine - amazeballs!

Hiring the booth starts form £595, which includes an attendant, props, a print out of all of your images and a USB stick with everything on to review at your leisure. For an extra £50.00 you can get two sets of prints which means you can give your guests a memento of the day and keep a copy for your guest book, for people to write next to or put them in your wedding album for a fun reminder of the evening festivities.

For more information about booking your own photo booth visit Groovy Booth at

Monday 6 June 2011

Do you Dream of an Outdoor Wedding?

In the UK you can only get married in licenced fixed structure with a roof, which limits your choices if you have always dreamt of getting married outdoors. The Any Campaign are working on encouraging a relaxation of these laws which would allow people to marry outside and after 6pm, which is the latest time you can currently be legally married. You can support this campaign here by signing the petition.

In the meantime what options do you have in Bristol? You can currently get married in a place of worship, the Register Office in Corn Street or Yate or a Registrar can also come to a licenced venue to legally Marry you. There are some options for an outdoor ceremony such as a licenced Pagoda or Gazebo. Matara offers an outdoor style wedding shown below

However there is also the option of making your marriage legal in a quickie Register Office Ceremony and then using a Celebrant to have a ceremony whenever or wherever you like in the presence of all your loved ones. Although this seems like an unfamiliar concept it actually opens up loads of great possibilities.

Tailor Made Ceremonies offer you the option to marry on the beach, in a field, under the stars, in a forest or pretty much anywhere else you can imagine. Jennifer can also help you to personalise the Ceremony as you are not restricted as you would be in a Civil or Religious Ceremony. To find out more about using a Celebrant to personalise your Wedding, visit

Sunday 5 June 2011

Venue Spotlight: The Avon Gorge Hotel, Clifton

Bristol has loads of fantastic Wedding venues but the Avon Gorge Hotel has a few standout selling points. The first has to be the amazing terrace with the best view in Bristol across the across the stunning Gorge and onto Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The other has to be it's location right in the heart of Clifton Village, allowing guests to see some of Bristol's Georgian heritage as well as enjoying the shops and cafes amongst the winding streets. The Avon Gorge Hotel has several licenced rooms and can accommodate from 20 to 250 guests by using all of the suites and the terrace.

The Hotel offers a range of packages to suit different budgets, which can include flowers and entertainment or you can book everything separately if you prefer. For more information visit

Saturday 4 June 2011

Bristol Wedding Tweet Up

On the 18th May the fantastically glamorous Goldbrick House hosted a wedding tweet up organised by the Little Wedding Helper and it was a great networking event for Bristol Wedding Suppliers. Loads of local suppliers turned up to sample the free champagne and canapes and make some new Bristol wedding contacts.

 Bristol offers so many talented and enthusiastic people on your doorstep ready to make sure that you have an amazing Wedding. Kirsten Butler aka the Little Wedding Helper organised the event. Kirsten offers a bespoke wedding, event and marquee styling service to ensure that wedding venues look amazing.

Steph from How 2 I Do won the raffle prize of a free cut and blow dry at McQueens Hair Salon. How 2 I Do offer Wedding Planning Workshops to assist Brides in planning their Big Day in a fun and stress free way.

Katherine from Goldbrick House was on hand to welcome everyone and hand out some delicious canapes. Goldbrick House in situated on Park Street and is a conversion of two Georgian town houses and a Victorian factory. It is now an incredibly stylish "food and drink emporium" that is licenced to hold civil ceremonies.

Emma Woodhouse aka "The Wedding Reporter" was also present. She offers brides a really original service where she will come along to your wedding and experience it as a guest and then write you a detailed report of the day that you can treasure forever alongside with your photos. Emma is an experienced freelance writer who is currently writing some pieces for Wedding Ideas Magazine.

Bristol has loads of great photographers and they were out in full force and it was brilliant to see so many passionate people including Marie Man, Taylor Barnes, Sam Gibson, Nevil Lane Studio, Proof Photography and Jacqueline Helen.

Here's some of those who attended
The Little Wedding Helper -Bespoke Event Stylist
Goldbrick House - Licenced Wedding venue
How 2 I Do -Wedding Planning Workshops
The Wedding Reporter -Freelance Writer
Marry Me in Somerset -Wedding Directory
Cheltenham Wedding DJ -Wedding Specialist DJ
Marie Man - Documentary and Fashion Photography
Taylor Barnes Photography -Wedding Photographer
Jacqueline Helen - Wedding Photography
Proof Photography - Family and Wedding Portraiture
McQueens Hair Design and Colouring Specialists
Nevil Lane Studio -Styling and Photography for Kids
West Weddings - South West Wedding Magazine
Perfect Wedding - National Wedding Magazine
The Mews Clifton - Luxurious Bridal Boutique
Sam Gibson Wedding Photography
Lizzy May Photography -Wedding Photographer
Bridezillas Ltd Bridal Accesories Boutique
Rachel Goodchild -Wedding Blogs

Clifton Pavillions Wedding Fair Sunday 6th June

Clifton Pavillions will be hosting a Summer Special Wedding Fair tommorrow. The Pavillions are a fantastic licenced venue that allow you to get married in Clifton, overlooking Bristol Zoo Gardens. Your guests are also allowed free access to the zoo, which is a great way to make your Wedding stand out and keep your guests entertained.

The fair is run by Love Actually and starts at 11:30am and runs until 4:00pm. There will be free champers, goodie bags and models walking around in fantastic Wedding Dresses. For more information visit

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