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Wedding Ideas: The Ceremony & Reception

Words To Love By

It’s Valentine’s Day ❤️ and we all know what that means. The shelves have been bursting with gifts and sentiment, roses are delivered to the door – dinner for two is on the menu this evening and it’s all about that special little something or someone… It’s wonderful to love! Behind all the red glitter and loved up statuses on social media, we want to shine the light on some of the truest words about love ever spoken, by a few of the greats. We’re here to get you inspired with 10 of our favourite quotations on the art of romance… 

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Weekend Wedding Venues

We’re seeing a huge rise in couples deciding to spread their wedding celebrations across more than just one day, and who can blame them? Your wedding day is perhaps your only opportunity to get everyone you love together and celebrate, well, you! – and that is where wedding weekend venues come in. Wedding weekend venues give you the opportunity to stretch out your wedding celebrations, giving you more time with your loved ones (and more time to party). 

The Copse Wedding Weekend Venue | Guides for Brides

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An Italian Love Affair

February, the month of love. In Italy, that’d be l’amore. Valentine’s Day itself originated here, with Shakespeare penning Romeo and Juliet set in romantic Verona. With spots like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri and Venice seen as idylls, it’s no wonder that the popularity of Italy as the backdrop to the ideal wedding has soared. We’d have to agree that it’s second to none for intimacy, declarations and serenades. If you’re looking for an exquisite destination wedding, Italy has plenty to offer from it’s sprawling coastal shores to it’s evergreen olive groves and quaint towns nestled in the hillside… 

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Say It With Handmade Stationery

These days, it’s the personal touches which are everything. Thankfully, customisation is a watchword these days and you can put your mark on almost everything! At Guides for Brides, we adore independents and small suppliers of the craft trade – and bespoke stationery has a real flair. Truly made with love, you can work closely with a designer to provide gorgeous wedding stationery which’ll strike the perfect note with your guests. 

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5 ways to give your wedding a romantic vibe

The reason you’re planning a wedding, ultimately, is down to love. You met, you fell in love and now you’re planning a celebration you’ll never forget. Below, the team behind Bijou Wedding Venues share their top 5 ways to give your wedding day a romantic vibe!

Bijou Wedding Venues | Guides for Brides

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Botanical Wedding Trends

Use your wedding to create a luscious garden paradise. This year, greenery is Pantone’s hottest trending colour and we’ve found ways which you bring a stunning natural backdrop indoors for your big day. 

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Our pick of the best London wedding venues

Thinking of getting married in London? Known worldwide for its beautiful architecture and buildings, there’s no shortage of unique places to tie the knot.

Top Westminster Wedding Venues | Guides for Brides

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Star Dresses of the NTA’s

Last night, television stars were out and dazzling at the National Television Awards in a glittering London. On the blog this month, we’ve celebrated Hollywood and The Golden Globes for their iconic looks and now, it’s our turn! 

national television awards best dressed

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Treats for your Bridesmaids

Feeling the love for your girls? Your bridesmaids: They’re handpicked, there for you and a big part of your big day. Often, when you’re stressed, they’re stressed. When you cry, they cry – they’ve got your back! Sharing is caring, so, we’ve gathered some ideas to make your bride tribe feel especially special! 💕

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21st Century Old Hollywood

La La Land has shown us that modern musicals can be vibrant, colourful and ever so slightly nostalgic. Taking plenty of cues from big old school Hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain, we couldn’t help but think that come rain or shine, La La Land would make a fabulous wedding theme – with all the romance you could possibly wish for on your own big day! 

La La Land Guides for Brides Wedding Inspiration

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