April 27th, 2012
With Britain taking centre stage this year as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics fast approach, what better time to celebrate the best of British talent. Olivier Laudus, the online bridal accessory boutique, is delighted to be working with some fantastic British designers and have introduced a fabulous new range of quintessentially British bridal accessories to their Artisan Collection. From dreamy bracelets and earrings to vintage-inspired necklaces and headbands, the focus is on understated and affordable luxury with pieces featuring Crystallised Swarovski Elements, freshwater pearls, beautifully cut diamante stones and lace. All pieces are made to order and can take up to 4 weeks.
Prices start at £17.99 for earrings with headbands between £65-£199.
View the collection at a www.olivierlaudus.com
April 20th, 2012
To celebrate a year of documenting weddings from the matrimonial frontline, The Wedding Reporter is launching a newly rebranded website to coincide with the beautiful bespoke hardback books that brides and grooms can now commission for their wedding reports.
Launched in March 2011 by freelance writer Emma Woodhouse, The Wedding Reporter aims to create literary legacies for discerning couples who wish to have a firsthand, creative non-fiction account of their day. This romantic narrative acts as context to the images and films of a wedding, tying together the aesthetics with traditional storytelling and acute observation.
In collaboration with Leah Spicer Creative, the newly rebranded hardback books offer couples the opportunity to have their very own love story published for posterity.
With beautiful typography, bespoke illustrations reflecting details of the wedding and the opportunity to incorporate photos alongside the narrative, published wedding reports offer an ever-lasting way to cherish the wedding day memories.
Creator and director of The Wedding Reporter, Emma Woodhouse commented: “As well as being a beautiful aide-memoir for newlyweds to pass on to future generations, wedding reports are a fantastic gift for parents, bridesmaids and even guests who are unable to attend the wedding for themselves.”
For more information about The Wedding Reporter, visit www.theweddingreporter.co.uk.
April 13th, 2012
Founded in 2004 by Amanda Baird with a desire to see a more romantic soft look for wedding receptions with vintage china, rambling flowers and pretty food. This is a catering company with a difference, offering a number of services with an elegant vintage look. Styling with food, flowers and vintage china, it is as much about the presentation, decoration and display of the food as it is about the taste creating truly ‘Romantic Vintage Wedding Receptions’.
As the first catering company to offer vintage china hire, since 2004 they lead the fashion in style with beautiful food, flowers and china for this elegant look.
Vintage China Hire
Over 500 place settings of really pretty vintage china, silver, glassware and linen for Teatime and for Dinner, everything you could possibly want for a romantic decorative party from teacups to silver candelabra. Read on…
April 5th, 2012
BestWeddingAway share their top 10 tips for couples getting married in Italy.
1. Get the help of a wedding planner – choose a wedding planner who is based locally. It’s important for the wedding planner to be based in the country where you plan to get married as they will be able to advise you on everything from logistics to bureaucracy, they know the area and the right questions to ask you to get the most out of your day, your venue and your budget. A reputable company will be registered with that country’s Chamber of Commerce. Also make sure your wedding planner uses a contract. A contract is a great way to protect your rights and ensure that the services which are delivered are done so in a professional and reliable way. Any reputable wedding planning company will not only use a contract for their own protection but also committing to certain responsibilities to their clients. Listen to your wedding planner, they have all the knowledge and experience to make your day run smoothly and ensure your guests don’t pass out from heat exhaustion or get lost trying to find the venue.
2. Bookings should be made between 10 months to a year before the wedding date. Nearly all venues in Italy don’t give out prices or allow bookings more than 14 to 18 months in advance. Asking prices 2 years ahead mean that it’s extremely likely that the price will change between now and your wedding date. As Italy is a popular destination many venues and town halls can get booked up to 10 months before. It is for this reason that the best time to make your booking is 10 months to a year in advance. Read on…