Saturday 28 July 2012

Candy Buffets Still a Huge Trend

Candy buffets and dessert tables are still one of the most popular new trends for 2012 weddings as they add loads of nostalgic fun to the occasion for guests as well as looking, smelling and tasting fantastic.


Local company Bristol Candy Buffet has had numerous wedding bookings this summer and is expecting 2013 to be even busier. Recent bride Tracy, had a vintage inspired teal candy buffet for her wedding and was delighted with it. She sent a glowing testimonial to the company, recommending their services to other brides.


"Thank you for the excellent display that you did for our wedding on the 8th June. The sweets went down a treat and at times there was quite a queue!!! Luckily me and Stu got to taste a few. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services. I wish you all the best for the future and thanks again. "

If like Tracy you would like to add some stylish fun to your big day, visit the Bristol Candy Buffet website to learn more about the packages and view the gallery of gorgeous sweeties.

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Pop Up Wedding Shop

The Poppy In Pearls Pop Up Wedding shop is now open in Bath selling wedding jewellery, accessories, favours and more. The first 30 people to spend over £30 will also receive a fantastic goody bag.

There will also be a demonstration from florists Tallulah Rose Flower School on the 4th August showing you how to make your bouquet.

The pop up shop can be found on Milsom Place opposite Jamie's Italian. Visit for more information.

Thursday 19 July 2012

Bristol Marriott Royal Wedding Fair

There are some of Bristol's biggest Wedding Fairs coming up in the next few months with the West Weddings show in August and Wedding World in September.

The Bristol Marriott Royal is also hosting a large Wedding fair on Sunday 22nd July with a good range of suppliers as well as catwalk shows and a chance to see the venue's ceremony and reception spaces.

The fair opens at 10:30 and admission is free. There will also be two fashion shows at 11:30am and 2:30pm. The Wedding fair ends at 4pm.

Monday 16 July 2012

Personalised Wedding Gifts

One of the biggest names in UK personalised gifts, Bristol-based Keep It Personal know all too well the stresses brides and grooms face when they’re finding the perfect gift for a maid of honour, best man, bridesmaid or usher.

They’ve seen the difficulties that arise when the happy couple need to buy gifts for all different people with all different personalities, and when they don’t want to buy the exact same thing for everyone but end up worrying that one gift looks more expensive than another.

That’s why it’s reassuring to know that Keep It Personal have got the ideal solution – gifts from the heart! Any gift looks more expensive than it is when it’s been engraved or personalised. More importantly, that little sentimental touch is what makes it truly memorable. No member of your esteemed wedding party will feel that a personalised gift wasn’t enough for their effort, or that you rushed when deciding what to get them.

personalised wedding gifts

Andy and Tracey, who run the website and serve thousands of happy customers each and every year have worked hard to be perfect for busy brides. You want gifts that are:

• high quality
• beautiful
• sentimental
• meaningful
• easy to organise
• quick

They offer next-day delivery when you buy online, and they’re based in Kingswood and are happy for people to collect their gifts in person. They sell everything from personalised glasses to engraved cufflinks. Oh, and they’ve got personalised wedding toppers, photo albums and wedding favours as well!

Friday 13 July 2012

Great Honeymoons from Bristol Airport

The wedding season is now in full swing and Bristol will be awash with blushing brides and lucky grooms over the coming months. The trials and tribulations of saving and planning for months on end are soon forgotten during the excitement of the big day.  But once the wedding is over, the last thing you want to worry about is a trek from Bristol to Heathrow, Gatwick or Birmingham to jet off on your honeymoon.

Luckily for Bristolians, newlyweds can jet off on flights from Bristol Airport to Dubai, Mauritius, Thailand, and South America. This means less time travelling, and more time relaxing together and celebrating your nuptials, sipping cocktails on the beach, or exploring interesting cultural attractions.


If you’d like a quick getaway to one of the top honeymoon destinations, get in contact with luxury tour operator, Tropical Sky, who will offer great advice for a perfectly tailored honeymoon. You will be safe in the knowledge that your trip away will be the perfect ending to your wedding experience.

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Paper Sherbet Wedding Stationery

Today we have a guest post from Ilona, owner of Paper Sherbet to tell you all about her stationery business and a great offer this July.

Paper Sherbet is a local Bristol stationer which specialises in creating affordable custom made wedding stationery – every piece of work created is individual to you and never created for anyone else. We work with the most fabulous paper suppliers and printers in the industry both here and far to source the finest materials for each couple. A personal and one to one service means everything is always friendly and flexible and can be suited to you. All the work is handmade, so everything has a personal touch and nothing is mass produced.

We offer a range of stationery for weddings and civil partnerships including Save the Date cards and magnets, luxury pocketfold invitations, and a plethora of items for on the big day such as menus, escort cards for guests and unique wedding favours to name a few.

During the month of July all couples booking wedding stationery will recieve a complimentary guest-frame print, our unique alternative to a guest book! Our guest-frames are professionally digitally printed on the finest Tinoretti Italian paper. Each guest-frame gives each guest the opportunity to add their fingerprint to the print and can sign their name/message to create a truly unique keepsake.

Each print is customised with your names and wedding date, and your initials placed in the carved love heart on the tree! With each guest-frame you can choose two fingerprinting pads available in many vivid, pearlescent and popular colours to suit your wedding theme or your home.

If you are looking for invitations with pizzazz visit our website to see some of our work and give us a call for a free consultation, you will find us in the studio on 01454 620280 or send an email to

Friday 6 July 2012

Bristol's First Gay Wedding Fair

Local company Pink Partnerships are hosting Bristol's first ever gay wedding fair at the Council House this Sunday. They spotted a real gap in the market after getting feedback that many gay couples had felt uncomfortable attending more traditional wedding fairs or had even experienced prejudice from suppliers.

All of the exhibitors at Sundays fair are guaranteed to be gay friendly and there's a huge range of suppliers from vintage china to venues, photographers, florists, entertainment, rings, cars, suits and dresses, videographers and cake makers.

The fair runs from 10:30am to 4pm and those attending will receive a glass of bubbly and a goody bag for their £2 admission fee, plus a chance to enjoy the fashion shows.

Find out more on the website here.

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Save 30% On a Vintage Wedding Car

Kens Kars, was formed back in the 1980s as a way to keep a family passion for vintage cars alive. Now they have a special offer for weddings taking place next year to mark their 30th anniversary.

Wayne from Kens Kars says, "Our 1935 Austin Westminster in blue and black is the car which started the company. For anyone getting married next year we are offering this car at 30% off of our usual price.

We have had this offer going for just a couple of months and already it is proving very popular with 7 dates next year where it is no longer available. This car will only be doing one wedding per day so once it is booked it is not available elsewhere. We do have 5 other cars that couples can choose from but they will be at our standard rate."

If you are interested in this great offer, contact Kens Kars or visit their website for more information.

Monday 2 July 2012

July Diary Dates

Can you believe it's July already. Looking at the weather, you'd think it was still April or we'd bypassed the summer altogether in favour of autumn, so let's hope we see the sun a bit more this month, espacially for those with summer weddings planned.

There's a few wedding fairs taking place this month for those recently engaged or still planning their weddings. This month also sees Britsol's first gay wedding fair take place at Bristol Council House. We will be featuring this fair in more detail on Friday so pop back if you are planning a civil partnership to find out more.

Colston Hall: Wedding Fair on Sunday 8th July 11:30am to 4pm. Free Entry


The Council House: Gay Wedding Fair on Sunday 8th July 10:30am to 4pm


Bristol Marriott Royal: Wedding Fair 22nd July 10:30am to 4pm

Image Credits: Colston Hall and Pink Parnerships

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