A classy London wedding on the Queen’s doorstep is something lots of couples dream about, and what better area to get married than in the luxury of Park Lane. Running from Hyde Park Corner to the iconic Marble Arch, venues along this strip often have beautiful views across Hyde Park – perfect to pop over for some outstanding wedding photography.
Ditch the pastels and go for rich reds, candles and cosy fireplaces…
We love a winter wedding; the aroma of mulled wine, the warmth from the open roaring fires, the rich red rose centrepieces and candlelit ceremonies! We’ve been chatting to the team at Exclusive Hotels & Venues who have the most exquisite settings for your winter wedding.
So… you’re thinking about having a firework display at your wedding?
You’re not alone. A lot of couples want professional firework displays to celebrate starting their new life together. Here’s five thing you ought to consider before booking a firework display however…
- Check that your venue allows fireworks, to avoid disappointment. For more information about what else you should be asking your venue before your wedding day, read our helpful tips here.
- What is your budget? You don’t need to spend the earth but good shows cost between £750 and £1500.
- Typically firework displays last for about 7 minutes. Try not to have a display that lasts significantly less or more.
- A firework display site should be approximately 50 metres long and 25 metres wide clear from cars and marquees. Guests should be 50-75 metres away from fireworks. This depends on your wedding venue but these are the typical safety guidelines.
- The most powerful fireworks (category 3) have a noise limit of 120 decibels. There is a Curfew for fireworks between 11pm – 7am so make sure you abide by this to avoid a fine!
Enjoy! Sparks will fly.
For more information about fireworks at your wedding: https://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/wedding-ideas/wedding-fireworks
Need fireworks for your wedding? Check out who your nearest supplier is here.
Being organised for your wedding day is key. Knowing what to ask a wedding venue organiser can really help you understand if it will be right for you and your big day. Whether you’re looking at central London wedding venues or countryside retreats, we have compiled a helpful list of questions that should send you on the right track!
Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a tricky affair, and more and more brides are looking for ways to make the day really different.
Here are Kemp and Kemp’s Top 5 reasons to choose a village hall:
1. You have power, toilets, parking and furniture already on site, and often very good well equipped kitchens. There will sometimes be a bar area or other room available for presents, dancing or wet weather alternatives for your canapé reception.
2. You can easily find halls to hire in most large villages.
3. They are usually very cheap to hire once you find the bookings secretary.Read More
If you are looking for the ultimate ‘Princess’ experience, the UK has a lot of castles to offer.
Many castle owners are now looking to expand their usage to host weddings and wedding receptions; so what makes these venues truly special?
Photo opportunites? Castles are steeped in history and the photo opportunites are endless both inside and out. Rooms full of amazing paintings, wall coverings and antiques, as well as acres of beautiful well tended grounds.Read More
In a lot of town’s around the country we have some beautiful Town Hall’s that are all licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships. Town Council’s are now aware that their Town Halls can be used for a multitude of events, and are keen to promote themselves to brides and grooms.
Guest post by:
Mark Bradley – owner, Dodmoor House www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk
When Alex and Jonathan’s guests sat down to their main meal on their special day at Dodmoor House, they found that it was – quite literally – a wedding breakfast.
The main course was a Full English, with sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans and egg, followed by pancakes and pains au chocolat for dessert. As an extra touch, they had even produced their own ‘wedding newspaper’ for each guest with hilarious anecdotes and photos (like a best man’s speech on paper!)
Safe to say, there were empty plates all around the room and lots of satisfied guests!
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