Wednesday 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Bristol Wedding News is taking some time out to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family. Thank you so much to everyone who has read, contributed to and supported the blog during 2012.

Posts will start again in the New Year with some great 2013 wedding trends and all of the usual news on wedding fairs, events, suppliers, tips and venues.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Monday 10 December 2012

Give your Wedding Shoes Some Bling

If you want to add some sparkle to your shoes for the office Christmas party or make your wedding shoes stand out then you should check out Mi-Clips. Mi is a clever and versatile new shoe clips brand, which allows you to instantly transform the look of your shoes - they are perfect for brides to be or wedding guests.


Taking its meaning and inspiration from the Japanese word for beautiful, Mi clips’ concept is simple but the is effect stunning, allowing you infinite updates to your shoe collection with the addition of one of these gorgeous jewels.

The shoe clip first emerged in the late 1940s although the 1980s is recognised as its heyday, Mi has resurrected this passion for shoe clips with the launch of a selection of beautiful and modern styles, allowing you to personalise your shoes to your heart’s content. Each pair are rhodium plated with a specially developed clip designed to be easy and secure to wear.

Prices start at £16.50 and from Amazon.

Friday 7 December 2012

Regional Winners Announced

The National Wedding Industry Awards are held annually to recognise and reward excellence in the Wedding Industry. As the UK Wedding Industry is not regulated it's a great way to find quality suppliers as Brides nominate in each category and winners are picked by a panel of expert wedding industry judges, based on customer testimonials.


We recently listed those Bristol wedding suppliers who had been regionally shortlisted. Now the regional winners have been announced and many of the South West winners are based here in Bristol. Again this year Kirsten Butler, The Little Wedding Helper won the Best Special Touch Catergory for her fabulous Venue Styling.

You can read Kirsten's hugely popular article for Bristol Wedding News on styling Village Halls here.


Michelle Jetzer also won Best Wedding Coordinator (Venue) for her work at the Riverstation. We recently featured one of Michelle's lovely Weddings, and you can read about all of the gorgeous details here. Michelle won the national award earlier this year so good luck to Michelle at the award ceremony in January 2013.


Congratulations also go to Kingscote Barn who won Best Wedding Venue. Hermione Harbutt also won her category for best Wedding Accessory in the South West. You can read all about the opening of her stunning showroom in Clifton here. Congratulations to the other local winners listed below,

Best Wedding Videographer: I Do Wedding Films

Best Wedding Florist: Bramble and Wild

Best Wedding Stationery: Archibald Edwards

Best Wedding Menswear Hire: Men's Hire Thornbury

Best Wedding Entertainment Darren Campbell Musician

Best Wedding DJ: The Celebration Roadshow

Best Wedding Hair Stylist: Fordham Hair Design

Learn more about the awards here.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Christmas at the Orangery

If you are looking for some unique and beautiful Christmas gifts for your loved ones, then don't miss Christmas at the Orangery on Saturday 15th December. The annual event is run by Rachel Goodchild who designs beautiful wrapping paper and greetings cards as well as designing stylish blogs in her guise as The Wedding Blog Designer.
Rachels Wedding contacts have meant that lots of Bristol's top Wedding suppliers will be there, plus a range of hand selected local business selling design led Christmas gifts. The event will also raise money for Penny Brohn Cancer Care with a percentage of the £1 entrance fee being donated to the charity.

This year Lahloo's Pantry will be running a delicious cafe on site offering  range of drinks and festive lunches and snacks to hungry Christmas shoppers.


The event will take place at Bradbury Hall in Henleaze from 10am to 5pm


Find out more about the fabulous event here or watch this video of last year to see what to expect.

Image courtesy of Rachel Gooldchild: Christmas at the Orangery

Monday 3 December 2012

Venue Spotlight: The Square

The Square was originally founded as Bristol's no.1 art hotel. It is now a great venue lavished in quirky, boutique furniture and stunning art and nestled perfectly in Berkeley Square just off the Clifton triangle. Not only do they welcome reception meals and parties, they are also fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies.

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Some of the most recent weddings they have held have been tea party themed, autumnal wonderland and vintage. Having their own resaurant means they do lots of different menu options from afternoon tea to hog roasts to the more traditional three course meal with champagne reception and canapes.

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They offer an in house wedding planner and the team say " The Square is a contemporary, unique boutique venue for weddings and civil services in Bristol. We cater for the full package from the ceremony right through to the wedding breakfast and party.

The Square aims to provide something different to the large corporate hotels and make sure your day is tailored specifically to suit your needs. We are proud to be one of Bristol’s most sought after wedding and civil ceremony venues."

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The Square offers a range of spaces for your civil ceremony or receptions including a secluded outdoor terrace that can be lit by fairy lights, a cocktail bar, lounge and restaurant. You can find out more on the Square's website here.

Images courtesy of the Square website and Pinterest

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