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Your wedding reception under canvas

For couples choosing to celebrate their nuptials under canvas, there are an increasing number of options available.  From stretch tents to big tops, yurts to Bedouin tents, there is something for every theme and budget. Tipi1 Beautiful in any landscape,  tipis provide a warm and atmospheric backdrop to any styling theme – from a traditional English Country wedding in the grounds of a stately home, to an earthy festival wedding in a wildflower meadow. Tipi2 The tipis can be attached and configured flexibly dependent of the size of the wedding and site, comfortably seating up to 1000 guests.  An extensive range of furnishings and lighting are available – including open fires to keep the tipis warm and cosy! Second time winners of  The Wedding Industry Award for Best Marquee Hire Provider, World Inspired Tents offer a range of Nordic inspired tipis.

Elegant peplums

Peplums were seen all over the spring runways last September on skirts, dresses, and blouses. This trend is flattering because it creates an illusion of a small waist so why not incorporate it into your wedding dress!

peplum wedding dress

Peplum dresses are perfect for brides with curvy silhouettes as it slims down the waist and accentuates an hourglass figure. Also, this style is flattering for brides with straight bodies as it defines the waist and adds lots of volume to a straight up and down figure. This trend has been walking up and down the catwalks from designers like Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Oscar de la Renta so they will defiantly make you pretty in peplum!   

Top styling tips for your wedding dress

The wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of a brides wedding day so while wedding traditions dominate and some bridal styles never date, you’ll want your gown to look modern, stylish and probably follow some of the latest trends. Follow these tips to style your perfect wedding dress.


  1. Find the perfect shape – This is very important as finding the right shape will help you to feel comfortable on your big day and if it doesn’t fit your theme completely then you can always personalise it with embellishments.
  2. Remember less is more – Don’t go over the top with statement accessories, just focus on a few clever details in the right shape, size and colour.
  3. Strike a balance – You can concentrate on what each outfit will look like individually but remember to see how all the outfits look together including shape, colour and size as this will look great in photos.
  4. Body worries – If there’s an area of your body that you don’t want to draw attention to then don’t put detail on it or have a standout hair accessory or a bold bouquet so no one is look at your body worry.

Hopefully these tips will help you to style your wedding dress and make you feel body confident on your big day!

Over the rainbow

Most couples love to decorate their weddings with two contrasting colours and brides could take forever choosing a colour scheme but why just stick to one? Its all about the colours of the rainbow so if you love colour go big and bold! Adding rainbow themed objects is a great way to add bursts of colour into your day without going over the top and can look very stylish. For the bridesmaids dresses choose plain white but then accessorize with different coloured shoes and flowers, this looks very elegant but with a quirky twist and will look effective in the photographs.


Everyone wants the wedding cake to stand out so choose a rainbow creation to spread the happiness and consider this fantastic rainbow one for a cake cutting you’ll never forget! A colourful sweetie table is great idea and not just for the children! You can display the different variety of sweets in vintage jars so your guests can choose their own pick and mix to take home with them as a little treat. This is a superb idea as it is a quirky twist from the normal entertainment and creates a relaxed impression. You can choose lots of different sweets from jelly beans, smarties, sherbet saucers to pear drops which will defiantly please the guests.Read More

Does your choice of wedding food reflect your personality?

Weddings are all about personality. They’re about two people, their vision, dreams, ideas and what makes them tick. The personality of the couple should impact upon every element of the day; from the venue choice and the dress, right through to the colour scheme and the food.

Lamb Catering

Lamb Catering

Some people want formal, fine-dining: some people couldn’t think of anything worse. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to wedding food.Read More

World Inspired Tents wins another award

We are delighted that another one of our advertisers has won another award!
The World Inspired Tents team are delighted to have received the acolade of ‘Best Marquee Hire Provider’ at last weeks West Country Wedding Awards; which follows on from their success in 2012 when they won ‘Best Marquee Provider’ at  The Wedding Industry Awards.

world inspired

Weddings under canvas give you the freedom and flexibility to create something really unique, but until now people have had little choice but to choose a conventional marquee.Read More

Olympic wedding celebration

At 12:00 noon on Friday, 27th July 2012, Bath Registry Office will be marrying six couples to celebrate  the Opening Day of the Olympic Games as well as the 175th anniversary of the introduction of Civil Registrations for England and Wales.
The grooms will all arrive between 11:00 am and 11:15 am with each bride being allocated a specific time slot to arrive so they can make an individual entrance into the Guildhall.
The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Andrew Furse will be conducting the two readings during the ceremony and the Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Councillor Rob Appleyard will be welcoming the guests and the couples to the Guildhall.
ITV are attending to film part of the ceremony to include it in a special programme they are making about events around the country to celebrate the Olympic Games.
To keep within the law each couple will have their own Registrar completing the marriage entry and their own Deputy Superintendent Registrar asking them individually to repeat the legal declarations and contractual words.

Insuring against rain

rain At this time of year it wouldn’t be unreasonable to have planned around the weather being sunny and warm, and many couples will have opted for a marquee wedding.

But what happens when the rain ruins the wedding plans, and can you insure against it?

The simple answer is yes, you can, but at a cost.

First you will need to establish what losses you would like to insure against. Insuring against “lost enjoyment” would be a challenge, but if you are having a string quartet who can’t be moved inside, or a bouncy castle that can’t be used, you can cover your costs if they can’t be used. You could also cover additional costs such as hiring in umbrellas or gazebos to keep your guests or suppliers dry.

Loss adjusters calculate the policy based on the amount you are wanting to cover, and the likelihood of you needing to claim. It makes sense that if you try to take out insurance a week before the wedding, with forecasts of rain already in place, that the loss adjusters will take that into consideration!

Your standard wedding insurance is likely to cover against water damage to clothes and gifts, but check the small print as they do vary.

Marquee inspiration

Marquee decorations

Bright bold decorations can transform a marquee.

Who says marquee wedding receptions need to feature ivory drapes and white tablecloths?

This effective is not expensive to achieve; bright table cloths instead of plain white, and strings of single bulbs with cheap coloured paper light shades around instead of chandeliers. Striking flower arrangements complete the look.

This couple have shaved a huge chunk from their budget by dispensing with expensive flooring, wall linings and chair covers, yet the over all effect oozes style and extravagance.



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