Thursday 30 August 2012

Old Down Manor Wedding Open Evening

If you haven't yet visited Old Down, you're missing out on a great experience with the gorgeous recently revamped Manor House, yummy food in the Bistro, plus loads to do for kids and animal lovers with a visit to the Country Park.

On Wednesday 5th September, there will be an opportunity to visit Old Down Manor and see all that the venue has to offer as well as meeting some of the approved suppliers. There will be a marquee showcasing some inpsirational ideas for Brides and Grooms as to how they can utilise the venue's grounds with fabulous view over the Severn Estuary.


For more information, visit the website here. You can also read about a previous fair at Old Down Manor and see some more pictures here.

Monday 20 August 2012

Gorgeous Goldney

The lovely Goldney Hall is a bit of a hidden gem in Bristol. It's part of the University of Bristol and makes a stunning venue due to it's pretty orangery and it's hidden features such as grottos, towers and water features.


You can read more about it in our previous feature here. You can also have the opportunity to take a look around as they will be hosting a vintage inspired wedding fair on Sunday 2nd September in association with Auntie's Vintage China.

Entry costs £1 and will be donated to Breast cancer UK. Find out more about the fair here

Friday 10 August 2012

Big Beautiful Balloons

With the Bristol Balloon Fiesta underway, our thoughts have turned to all things balloon, which has inspired a look back at one of the most popular posts from last year about balloons making a comeback for weddings.

The humble balloon of kids party fame has been reinvented in a huge (and round) way to make a fantastically stylish Wedding decoration. The verdict has always been out on balloons at Weddings, but we are officially saying that balloons, as long as they are large, round and full of helium are now bang on trend.

I especially love the simplicity of plain white ones. Use them with small displays of flowers instead of large centrepieces and you will save money and look stylish. This look works best with single balloons on long tables, as shown in the picture below.

Photo Credit

Photo Credit

You can of course use balloons as a great way to introduce some colour, like in the candy buffet shown above. They also make a great feature for your photography as this gorgeous picture from Boutwell Studio below shows.

Photo Credit Boutwell Studio from

To get this look you need to order large 32" or 36" round balloons and a helium canister to inflate them. Alternatively you can inflate them with air and hang them from the ceiling like lanterns.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

New Unique Wedding Favours

A new wedding website, Piece of Cake HQ has just been launched selling unique wedding favours. It was started by Bride Leanne after searching for the perfect wedding favours for her own wedding.

Leanne says " It took me ages to find what I had in my head and so I wanted to create a service that made this easier.  Focusing on handmade and unique products that really bring something special to your big day was a key factor. To do this we have teamed up with many talented creatives, hopefully bringing you a range of wedding favours that are not only individual but also perfect for all budgets."

To celebrate the launch of Piece of Cake HQ one visitor to the website can win 30 love bottle wedding favours (shown above), by signing up to the mailing list. Visit the website now to see the great range of products available.

All images taken from Piece of Cake HQ Website

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Learn How To Make A Bouquet

This Saturday 4th August will see Rachel from The Tallulah Rose Flower School at the Poppy in Pearls Pop-up shop on Milsom Place, Bath demonstrating how to make your own bridal bouquet for your big day.

Using seasonal flowers brides will have the chance to 'have a go' at making a bouquet with the guidance of the Tallulah Rose Flower School.

No appointment necessary, why not swing by after a morning's browse of Bath's shops and learn a skill, or pop in before a lunch stop at one of Milsom Place’s great restaurants in the glorious city of Bath.

Saturday's bouquet demonstrations will happen throughout the day and is a taster of the one day bridal flower course that Tallulah Rose runs throughout the year.

On the full 1 day course each student will make and take away their own bridal bouquet along with a buttonhole or corsage incorporating basic florist wiring skills. The bridal bouquet can then of course be used as a table centre allowing you time to enjoy your flowers at home.

Image Credit: Tallulah Rose Flower School Gallery

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