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She Wore Flowers In Her Hair – Crowns For Winter Brides

04/12/2013 | 5

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Floral crowns are top of the bridal style charts at the moment and if you’re planning a wintertime wedding there’s something tremendously romantic about a whimsical woodland-inspired bridal crown. Branch out and entwine twigs and berries with your crisp winter blooms to create a rustic, forest feel.

 

Stick the kettle on for a fresh brew (and treat yourself to a biscuit and/or cake treat – it is nearly time for elevenses anyway!) and have a leaf through these blooming lovely, frosty flower crown ideas and inspiration.

 

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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Glittering 1920s Styled Shoot

02/12/2013 | 2

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Since Baz Lhurman’s remake of The Great Gatsby hit our cinema screens earlier this year, the roaring 1920s and the sumptuous style from this decadent decade has been the trend of the year. 

 

Today’s styled shoot from London-based luxury wedding planners and stylists Perfect Events sets the scene of the love shared between the two main characters Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby.

 

If you’re planning a glamorous winter wedding, this glittering Twenties theme is perfect for this festive time of year with the party season in full swing. Add glints of Daisy Buchanan chic to your big day with feminine frocks adorned with sequins like these sparkling gowns from Rock My Vintage Dress and don’t forget a string of pearls.

 

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Destination Wedding Guide – Getting Married In Morocco

27/11/2013 | 0

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If you are thinking about getting married in magical Morocco, then this Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start.

 

And who could be better to bring you all of the inspiration and information you need to start planning your wedding than the talented team of wedding planning experts at Boutique Souk?

 

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Marrakech is an exotic choice for a destination wedding, it has become increasingly hip due to the all-year-round sunshine, stunning venues and locations – palaces, riads, spectacular gardens filled with roses, palm trees and olive trees and of course low cost travel making it accessible for you and your guests.

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Morocco is right up there on the list of most desirable short-haul destinations. Situated three short hours flight away from the UK, enjoying pleasant year-round temperatures, an abundance of culture to appreciate and ancient cities to explore, Morocco and Marrakech are fantastic places to visit and create a charming destination wedding location.

 

As well as the must-visit maze-like streets and the intense hustle and bustle of the souks of Marrakech, the enchanting Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Gardens and beautiful Berber Museum are very much worth calling in on.  The spectacular Atlas Mountains are a mere 40 miles away from Marrakech, making them an easy (as well as unforgettable) day trip.

 

Many couples stay on after their wedding and enjoy their honeymoon in Morocco. Some choose to travel around, spending a night in the desert in a tent under the stars mixed with some luxury resort hotels in the mountains or at the coast for some pampering. Boutique Souk is an ABTA registered Travel Agency so we can coordinate honeymoons as well as guest accommodation for the wedding.

 

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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Freesia Pantone Report SS14

25/11/2013 | 3

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Throughout each year the global masterminds of colour at Pantone deliver delicious reports on the hot hues for the seasons ahead. Having studied the SS14 catwalk shows of New York Fashion week, Pantone produced the palette featured above which highlights the central colours for spring next year.  

 

If you’re looking for some stylish ideas for your big day theme, these fashion forward colour combinations are guaranteed to tick all of the trend boxes. Plus, there will be a plentiful supply of wedding day pretty hitting the shops in these pastels early next year as predicted by Pantone, thus making it super easy to find the perfect pieces to match your theme.

 

First up for inspiration from the Pantone palette was Violet Tulip

This week, let cheerful Freesia brighten your big day.  

“…a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage…”

“Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.” – pantone.com

 

“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

 

Check out some colourful ways to incorporate fresh floral freesia inspiration into your wedding…

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Destination Wedding Guide – Getting Married In Bali

19/11/2013 | 4

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If you are thinking about getting married in the tropical paradise that is Bali, then this Destination Wedding Guide is a great place to start.

And who could be better to bring you all of the inspiration and information you need to start planning your wedding than the talented team of wedding photography experts at PhotoFactory Bali?

 

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The island of Bali is one of the most beautiful wedding locations in the world with spectacular scenery, year-round tropical sunshine and a fantastic variety of breathtaking wedding locations. From stunning clifftop chapels overlooking crystal-clear waters, to vibrant, exclusive resorts set upon Bali’s pristine white sand beaches and secluded, exotic private villas in remote villages – you couldn’t hope for more for your destination day.

 

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A wedding in Bali can be a magical holiday for both you and your guests and it’s the perfect place for a short mini-moon or your honeymoon after your big day.

 

There is so much to see and do in Bali – it is the perfect place for having some downtime with your nearest and dearest before and after your wedding day. You can enjoy a cycle or hike across the rice fields in the Ubud area, or relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets seen from Kuta, shop in fashionable Seminyak, or go surfing in Uluwatu, watch the famous Kecak dance or dance in one of Bali’s hip and happening clubs or try out tasty, traditional Balinese cuisine and enjoy fine dining. Your guests coming to your wedding will appreciate the many interesting adventures they can enjoy around your wedding day celebrations.

 

Tip!

With rice fields, beaches and more, Bali makes an excellent place to have your engagement photo session. If you have your session with PhotoFactory a few days before your wedding in Bali, you will have your engagement album ready to show off on your wedding day!

 

Wedding planners

 

Many good wedding planners have been around for decades in Bali and some great newcomers have recently joined the scene too. Top quality, international-standard vendors such as professional photographers, decorators, talented musicians and dancers are all set to deliver you with your dream wedding. You will have no problems communicating with your Bali wedding vendors in English either, giving you full confidence before your big day.

 

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Wedding ceremonies

 

Blessing ceremony / commitment wedding

This ceremony is suitable for couples that wish to celebrate their wedding with a blessing in Bali, or for couples who don’t want to be legally banded in a marriage but wish to live in love and commitment. Everything is similar to a religious ceremony but it’s led by a celebrant and the certificate does not legally bind you in marriage. For this kind of ceremony you do not need to complete any legal paperwork and no authorities are involved.

 

Balinese blessing ceremony

Made famous back in the 90s when Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall tied the knot in Bali, the exotic Balinese blessing ceremony excites couples wanting to have an authentic Balinese cultural experience for their wedding. This is a blessing ceremony and not a legally binding wedding ceremony. It is only possible for couples who are genuinely of the Balinese Hindu faith to be legally married in the Balinese Hindu style. Again, you would not need to complete any legal paperwork and no authorities are involved.

 

Legal wedding ceremonies

 

All couples that want to legally marry in Bali (which is a part of Indonesia and is subject to Indonesian laws) must declare a religion. The Civil Registry Office can record marriages of Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian-Protestant and Christian-Catholic faiths. Marriage partners must have the same religion otherwise one partner must make a written declaration of change of religion.

In Bali, the legal civil ceremony takes place after the religious ceremony. You will have an English speaking ceremony leader (priest or government official etc).

 

Whatever ceremony you choose, your wedding planner or hotel wedding coordinator will be able to help you through the preparation and throughout the wedding.

 

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Food For Thought – Fabulous Floral Wedding Cake Ideas

18/11/2013 | 0

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Flower themed wedding cakes are not a new idea however topping your wedding day treat with floral fancies will guarantee you’ll be serving up a show-stopping sweet number.

 

Whether you opt for fresh or fondant florals to coat your confection, pick flower arrangements that match your big day blooms, tie in with your accent colours or coordinate with your theme.

 

Grab a coffee and enjoy some tasty inspiration…

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