Category Archives: Wedding Seasons

Cakes of 2018

We all love cake but which ones are becoming to be the most popular at our receptions for 2018.

With technology and boundaries being pushed all the time cake trends change as much as bridal fashions.

A few years ago they were beginning to take a back seat being replaced with various alternatives but now they’re back and more glorious than ever.

photo by Eileen Meny, cake by Samantha Bakes Cakes; metallic

This year we’ve been going BIG. 7, 8 and even 9 tiered cakes are stealing the show.

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And the bolder the colour the better. Long gone are the days of white icing with bright metallics playing a role in the theming. Metallic décor is universal, can easily match a lot of wedding themes and is a great way of adding instant glamour.

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The big drip. Drip cakes are a big beautiful mess. Decorated with fruits and berries they’ll take centre stage on any dessert table.

photo by Jimmy Raper Photography, cake by Byron Bay Cake Boutique; drip

Add in the bling. Intricate details, shimmers and crystals are making our cakes more extravagant than ever before.

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We hope this has given you some ideas, which is your favourite?

If you’re looking for bridal cake makers visit Wed’n’dayS for quotes from local, reliable trades matching your needs.

Hit the High Street

Whilst the average prices in wedding costs are soaring thanks to the lovable high street shops you can now buy a wedding dress for remarkably less than your predecessors.

Wed’n’dayS has picked out a select few that we feel you’ll be getting top quality bridal fashion for your buck.

Let us know your favourites or share your high street glam with us.

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Lipsy Vip All Over Embroidered Fishtail Maxi Dress

Look gorgeous in this maxi dress from Lipsy, featuring a figure-skimming silhouette, embroidered detail and fabulously designed fish tail hem. All for just £200

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Cutwork Lace Bardot Bridal Dress By TOPSHOP BRIDE

Exquisitely cut by hand, this grey-green lace dress is perfect for the modern bride. It is finished with a layer of silk-organza for soft, elegant structure, and has cut-out shoulders to expose just the right amount of skin. £450

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Sistaglam Maxi Dress

Walk down the aisle in this stunning maxi dress from Sistaglam. With a v neckline, an embellished waist and a hint of flow, this gorgeous piece is sure to win over your heart.
£125

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Debenhams Amie Dress

Let this stunning “Amie” bridal dress do all the talking on your big day. In a classic strapless style, all over lace fabric and intricate sequin detailing- wear with matching shoes and accessories for a timeless, glamorous look. Only £99.99

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CARLOTTA BRIDAL DRESS mosoon

Walk down the aisle head to toe in the most luxurious lace, with intricate scallop detail.  £299

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2017 Wedding Trends

If you’re getting married in 2017 or beyond then here is the place to start, Wed’n’dayS has found out what the hottest new trends will be for the year ahead.

So get excited, get inspired and get heading down that aisle with our handy ideas of what will be the wedding highlights we’ll be seeing over the coming months.

 

Metallics

Golds, silvers and polished metals to add shimmer and glitz.     Sparkly flashes can transform your table settings, invites and even you.

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Paper

Create a gorgeous tissue rose piñata ready to entertain your guests, view the tutorial here – Wedding Pinata

Add some metallic frilled paper to satin to create a glamorous blindfold to match.

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Blindfolds

Grand entrances

Making an impact with a grand entrance doesn’t necessarily have to involve expensive helicopters. Get creative with an arch of love made from your guests arms, or racing through a finish line. Flash mobs, fire eaters, line dancing, sparklers, carriages.  The only limit is your imagination.

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Bows

Bows are a big thing coming down the runway at the bridal shows, not reserved only for your outfit get on trend with this bow tutorial for your wedding hair.

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Drip cakes

Move over ombre and let the drip in.  Taking the wedding world by storm they’re elegant, colourful, glazed and will be the talk of the town.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the blog and found some ideas to inspire your wedding plans.

If your looking for local wedding vendors for any of the above head on over to Wed’n’dayS wedding request website – Where your happy ever after starts

Off to see the wizard

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The wonderful world of Oz sees a group of freinds struggling up the yellow brick road, learning new skills along the way, a parody to the wonderful world of wedding planning.

Are you feeling like a little lost Dorothy in Kanzas city. Hold true your family and friends and they will see you through with courage, brains and heart.

In a quest to find that happy place where the birds sing over the glorious rainbow here is our ode to a wizard of Oz themed wedding day.

Let us start this adventure with this champagne dress by Naomi Neoh the detail in the lace is beautiful.

Champagne dress

Pair with of course the iconic ‘theres no place like home’ red slippers…..last minute gitters at the alter? Just give your heels a click! purchase from Harrods

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Arranging your seating area, adorn chairs with yellow ribbons around a path of yellow petals for a true yellow brick road feel

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Don’t forget the wizards tophat for the great and powerful groom.

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We love this sophisticated dark, chocolate cake to compliment the theme

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And for favours or indeed table names the characters strengths are all you need

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Now you are ready to set off to see the wizard the wonderful wizard of Oz

If you’re looking for your piece of this majestical world then be sure to post your requests in the various categories of Wed’n’dayS to find local, reliable wedding trades that can bring the dream to life.

All Dressed Up

Are you receiving an influx of wedding invitations?

With the wedding season well and truly under way “What to wear , what to wear” may come to your panicked mind.

Don’t be alarmed, we’ve picked out some key up to date 2016 styles to make sure you look the belle of the ball, ( well behind the bride of course 😉 who deservedly takes the lead role).

First up that little black dress…..

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Three Floor Sloane Dress £340 eye catching and feminine

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Warehouse Lace Halter Dress £165 high trim to waist revealing flattering shape

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Team this off the shoulder blouse from Mango £29.99 with wide legged trousers such as these from Cos £79

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Go floral with the French Connection Adeline Dream Floral Print Dress £95

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Stay cool with the cold shoulder wrap dress from Topshop £39

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Debut Multi coloured floral print lace top prom dress from Debenhams £112

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Misty Asymmetric Peplum Dress from BooHoo £18

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We love the Chi Chi London Lace Midi Dress from Asos £75

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Accessorise your outfit with the Ted Baker Beckee Rose bag £59

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Coast Cairo printed Maisy clutch £39

Which is your favourite? Let us know below

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Gift Lifts of the Rich & Famous

In the weird and wonderful world of celebrities we have come to expect hearsay of strange diva like extravagance.

But what occurs when one, or indeed two of these extravagant lifestyles collide into wedding plans.

Normal wedding day excesses are to be superseeded with brilliant gowns, lavish venues and indulgent wedding gifts.

The wedding bells of the rich and famous will produce some almighty wacky gestures in the gift lists departments.

Had an invite to the celeb wedding of the year? Check out our guide on previous celebrity offerings and what to buy the couple who seemingly have it all

To celebrate their wedding, Angelina Jolie brought Brad a typewriter that once belonged to legendary US novelist Ernest Hemingway. At $250,000 this typewriter is an iconic piece of history used by Hemingway to write many of his infamous books, including “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.

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George Clooney’s bride treated him to 12 handmade cocktail glasses from Venice, along with a 12-piece set of matching silk napkins and napkin holders. The $3,700 set matches the cocktail glasses used at the Hotel Cipriani, which George loves. We’re sure Delboy would approve.

Kanye got his blushing Kardashian bride something equally outrageous: A nude portrait of Kim. In the portrait, entitled ‘Perfect B*tch’ she is wearing only a g-string and Louboutin shoes. Charming!

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James Righton treated new wife Keira Knightley to a 100 year old olive tree, engraved with the couples initials.

Anne Hathaway received a cow! Animal activists at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) were so over the moon that the actress chose a vegan menu for her big day, that they sponsored a calf – named Peter – in her honour.

Tom Cruise

Of course Tom Cruise wouldn’t let the side of extravagance down treating Katie Holmes to a £13 million pound Gulfstream jet, extreme luxury travel including a cinema inside.

Now for some of Wed’n’dayS ideas for the ultimate gift registry

Gold snuffer

Feu De Beaumont The Golden Snuffer £69.95 for all your candle putting out needs

Sugar bowl

This beautiful Waterford sugar bowl at £50 would aspire to any afternoon tea plans.

Bottle

We love the bottle of this Armand De Brignac Ace of Spades Rose’ £475 worth every penny.

Kettle

This Parchment Check Tea Kettle by MacKenzie Childs would proudly sit in anyone’s kitchen. £130

 

Which are your favourites? What amazing gifts have you given or received? Comment below to let us know.

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The Wedding March – Alternatives

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Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” in C major was written in 1842, it is one of the most frequently used wedding marches, generally being played on a church pipe organ.

But we like to be a little bit different here at Wed’n’dayS and got to thinking of all the fab alternatives you could strut your stuff down the aisle to or indeed have as your first dance song.  So if your feeling stuck here’s our top 10, put your feet up listen on and let us know what your favourites are.

White wedding – Billy idol

I’m Not In Love – 10CC

Modern Love – David Bowie

November Rain – Guns n Roses

You Ought to be with Me – Al Green

We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters

Best of my Love – The Eagles

Still Crazy After all these Years – Paul Simon

Need your Loving Tonight – Queen

I’m Stone in Love with you – Stylistics

Hope you enjoyed watching and maybe got an idea or two

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Under the Canopy – Wedding Arches

Wedding Arches

The wedding arch is becoming growingly popular as many choose to marry in various places outside of buildings.

It poses as a portable easy to manoeuvre and flexible to design structure, whats not to love!  Creating a focal point to frame the happy couple it can be the pinnacle of your venue décor setting whatever mood you are wanting to achieve.

Its symbolism is suggested to be similar to the Jewish Chuppah, a canopy of which a couple marry under in the Jewish ceremony,  representing the future home they will build together.

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photo – NBarrett photography

They are non conformist, can be completely extravagant or take on a simpler state of beauty. We love this romantic tippee version.

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photo – Austin Gros

Green florals with draped ribbons above this statue give a ‘downtown abbey’ feel.

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photo – Katie Stoops photography

Brightly coloured dried flowers for an autumnal look.

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photo – Julia Russell

Bright rainbow flower garlands adorn this arch framing that amazing back drop and giving a festival feel.

As you can see the wedding arch can be made to fit any colour, season or theme.  What would you choose to marry under? Let us know below. 

Looking for venue decor providers? Wed’n’dayS the free to use wedding planning website can match your requests to local to you traders www.wedndays.co.uk

Drip drip drop little April Showers

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Rumour has it that its good luck to get rain on your wedding day though that may be little comfort as you keep checking the weather forecast in the hope that the rain isn’t heading your way.

Unfortunately the weather is something we can never guarantee and so heres some tips on what to do if the rain clouds turn up as uninvited guests on your perfectly planned day.

Be prepared – don’t expect too much from our seasons, you could have your wedding planned in the height of summer and it still rain.

Don’t let it dampen your mood – If you’ve grown up in this country you’ll have been let down by the weather before it doesn’t mean it can spoil your fun, remember those seaside caravan holidays you had in the rain as a child? Keep a cheery mood and embrace it.

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Invest in the wet weather – there’s plenty of very fashionable and very cute wellys, brightly coloured ponchos and parasols to be found.

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You could even have them monogramed Bride and Groom.

And remember to take advantage of the photo opportunity – speak to your photographer beforehand and check if they have experience of working in wet weather, you can actually get some gorgeous shots when optimising the rainfall.  Don’t forget to bring towels or coverings to put onto walls / benches / steps where you might be wanting to take photos

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Happy Splashing :-)

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Frame It

When you get married many will say how quickly the day passes, from the get go being the bride and groom will be an amazing whirlwind.

Getting all the whizzing memories photographed is of upmost importance to many, fondly being able to look back with family for years to come.

The ISPWP – International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers showcases some of the best wedding photographers in the world. Four times a year they host a competition for its members with some fantastic categories.

Below are some of our favourites from the Fall 2015 contest. They truly are spectacular each in their own right and will perhaps give you some ideas for your own wedding shots.

Stefan Czajkowski Frankfurt
Stefan Czajkowski Frankfurt
Pavel Wachowski Bremen Germany
Pavel Wachowski Bremen Germany
Laura Maeda Brazil
Laura Maeda Brazil
Jonathan Cossu Photographer Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Jonathan Cossu Photographer Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Kepa Fuentes Tarragona, Spain
Kepa Fuentes Tarragona, Spain
IVASH Photography New York City
IVASH Photography New York City
Isabelle Hattink FotoBelle Rotterdam
Isabelle Hattink FotoBelle Rotterdam
Dennis Jagusiak
Dennis Jagusiak
Chen Haining Kaohsiung Taiwan
Chen Haining Kaohsiung Taiwan
Antoine Photo Paris France
Antoine Photo Paris France

Notice the shadow on this last one!

Utterly amazing! if you love looking through photos see all the finalists photos here at ISPWP, which is your favourite?

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