Planning a wedding should be the most enjoyable of experiences. It is all part of the process of living through this wonderful moment of unifying your lives together. However, some can find the planning process to be one of the most stressful experiences of their lives, often due to the associated costs. So with that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ideas to remove stress and get you excited for your special day.
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If everyone had an unlimited budget then we could all get married in one of the fantastically unique venues in London and the rest of the UK. But, unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees! Instead, we can admire those famous celebrities who have got money to burn and showed the UK how to get married in style.
Let’s take a look at four celebrity weddings that took place in the UK. Which venue was your favourite?
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Westminster Abbey
It wouldn’t be right to start this list with anyone else, would it? The wedding of the Royals took the year of 2011 by storm. In fact, it was watched live by millions all over the world. People tuned in to see the famous kiss, what Kate would be wearing, and whether Harry had a lady on his arm! But in terms of venues, it doesn’t get much more unique than Westminster Abbey. The gothic church is unique and beautiful in its own right and has a vast, intriguing and intricate history. Kate and William’s marriage was the 16th royal wedding to take place there. What was the first ever wedding? Well, that was King Henry I and Matilda of Scotland in the year of 1100!
Ashley Cole and Cheryl Tweedy, Wrotham Park
This may have been one of the celebrity engagements that ultimately went wrong, but the wedding day itself was by no means a disaster. The Chelsea footballer and the Girls Aloud star had their wedding blessing at Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, just north of Greater London. They previously officially tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the luxury Sopwell House Hotel; however, there is no doubt that Wrotham Park was the main attraction. In fact, the occasion was such a massive event that the couple even tried to fool the paparazzi into thinking the wedding was taking place at Highclere Castle.
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Cotswolds
The fashion icon got married in 2011 at St. Peter’s Church in Cotswolds. As you may expect, Moss wore an absolutely gorgeous diamond-studded dress. And the celebrations weren’t too shabby either, think; a trapeze artist, transvestites, and Shirley Bassey on the microphone. But, to the beautiful ceremony itself; St. Peter’s Church is precious and quaint. It dates to the 12th century and is a truly stunning building.
Jade Jagger and Adrian Fillary, Aynhoe Park Hotel
Back to a relationship that is still going strong: Jade Jagger and DJ Adrian Fillary! They married at Aynhoe Park Hotel, which is situated in Oxfordshire. The hotel played host to their wedding in June of last year. Jade’s famous dad – Mick Jagger (lead singer of the Rolling Stones) performed at the ceremony, and insiders say it was lavish indeed. The 17th-century country house is luxurious and filled with grandeur – the perfect place for a celeb wedding!
Four of the best weddings that the UK has ever played host to. Which of these venues would you most of liked to have had/have for your venue?
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If you’re like most, you’ll think that Christmas is the most magical and wonderful time of the year, and who wouldn’t want a wedding surrounded by all of the festivity and cheer that comes during the Christmas period? A problem that you may face is trying to make your wedding even more magical so that you, your partner, and all of your guests have a tantalisingly beautiful day that’s full of love and festivities. So, we’ve got some tips on how to pull off a wedding at Christmas time for you to check out!
Fairy lights are a must
When the word Christmas is mentioned, it’s likely that one of the first things that comes to mind are all of the magical fairy lights that you see everywhere. That’s why, to really add an exciting and magical ambience to your wedding, it’s a good idea to have a plethora of fairy lights. They are really inexpensive to buy these days, and can be reused over and over! Ask your venue if you’re able to put up some fairy lights to make your wedding more fairytale-like.
For an extra, you could consider adding battery powered LED lights to your bouquet so that you dazzle even more when you’re walking down the aisle!
Match the decor with your rings!
It can be difficult to think of a theme when you’re planning a wedding around Christmas time. Even though Christmas is a great theme to go with, you may want to veer away from it slightly to keep the magic alive. An unusual yet brilliant idea is to match the decor with your wedding rings. So, if you and your partner have GIA certified diamond engagement rings, you could match the decor with diamonds. If you have golden wedding rings, you could use your main theme colour as gold. Let’s face it, anything glittery and shiny is going to tie in perfectly with the time of year.
Turn wedding favours into Christmas gifts
If you’ve been to a few weddings you may have noticed that the wedding favours are often a detail that’s different with each wedding. It’s a great way to add individuality to your wedding! Why not, instead of picking the same favour for everyone, take the opportunity to use your wedding favours as your Christmas gifts? While they may be opening their gifts early, it’s a fantastic way of standing out from the crowd.
Consider a set for your wedding photos
Finally, having a wedding during the festive season calls for some spectacular photos. It’s likely to be cold outside, so why not have a set for your wedding photos that includes fake snow, icicles, sleighs, and generally anything that will bring the festive cheer back! You’ll find that years from your wedding you’ll look back and relive the magic every Christmas!
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What an amazing and slightly unexpected day the Royal wedding was. So many of the greatest celebrities in attendance and Bishop Michael Curry stealing the show in front of enormous TV audiences, including almost 30 million in the US! Markle sparkled and Harry was the fairytale Prince, Elton John on the piano and the main cast of Suits – imagine the wedding gifts! What a wonderful event it was and the perfect wedding weather too.
Planning a wedding is difficult enough at the best of times, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to cut corners when it comes to planning the entertainment for your wedding reception. For many people attending your wedding, this will be the most important part of the whole day. Once the formalities are over and done with, you can get down to the business of having fun.