Wedding Planning

Wedding planner

Sometimes there are just too many things to do. Have a social life, go shopping, find the perfect dress, that thing called work that gets in the way of well, pretty much everything. Then throw in arranging the perfect wedding when you don’t even know where to start. Stress free… hahaha. Step up Crystal Clear […]...More


Fancy being on TV?

This Morning are Looking for Blushing Brides! Are you getting married in May? Are you happy for us to be part of your wedding plans and big day?  We’re looking for two happy couples, one who are counting their pre-nup pennies and planning a wedding on a budget, and the other who are splashing the […]...More



The Love Heart sweet motifs on these Confetti cards appeal to my 1980’s side – you knew it was something serious with your eight-year-old amore when he shared his packet of love heart sweets with you. How tenderly you read the little missives to each other whilst sniggering behind your palms. 9.99 per pack of […]...More

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Green/ Organic/ Eco Weddings, Keepsakes & Favours, Wedding Planning

‘Green’ Confetti

It used to be traditional to throw rice or paper confetti at weddings. Pretty though it may look it isn’t that great for the environment, causes a lot of waste and clearing up. So how about some alternatives to stop that angry official shaking his fist as you scarper? Two fun alternatives are having your […]...More

Gowns, Yay or Nay?

Wednesday’s Yay or Nay

Last weeks ‘Dress Up or Dress Down?‘ got quite a mixed response with 8 of you liking the Maggie Sottero dress, 5 being torn due to its split personality. Only 1 of you gave it a firm dressing down! So, lets see what you think of this weeks very traditional big white number. This Mon […]...More


Ditch the DJ

Are you struggling to find the perfect DJ for your reception because you want to dance to early 80’s underground Happy House music all night long? Or you’re simply not prepared to cough up £500 to your Dad’s mate who just has a copy of Now 50 and the Ultimate Cheese Party album? You could […]...More

Get the Look, Gowns

Get the look

"I saw this gorgeous designer gown from Monique Lhuillier but can’t afford the huge price tag. Help!" Geraldine. Well, Geraldine, firstly you have absolutely excellent taste! This gown from Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2005 collection may look simple but the refined elegance is all in the detail. The floor length dress itself is s...More

Food and Drink, Wedding Cake


Cake has to be one of my favourite things in the world and I can hardly believe I have the good fortune to get to write about it. In days of old (that’s before 1975 to you and me) you had a choice between fruit or fruit or if you were feeling really wild – […]...More


Bridal knickers – prepare to bare!

Knickers, pants, briefs, duds… whatever you want to call them, swish lingerie is just fab! But it can be a nightmare to get right, especially if you want to avoid your guests twanging your bra strap and checking out your VPL as you sashay up the aisle.  But we found the very fab (and aptly […]...More

Beauty - Hair & Makeup

Bridal beauty lessons

It was only when you were a teenager that you could get away with blue eyeshadow and dodgily applied lipstick. Well, actually, you couldn’t but who is going to remember? Still, with dozens of cameras pointed at you, you will want to make certain that you don’t repeat the same mistakes on the day. Most […]...More


Shoewatch – Gina peep toes

Usually brides spend so much time picking out their dress that the footwear situation gets a tad neglected. Throw in the fact that you’ll be spending most of the day on your feet or being spun around the dance floor by your over zealous new hubby and it’s likely that those towering white stilettos – […]...More

Celebrity Weddings

Dita and Marilyn

Burlesque star Dita von Teese certainly knew how to make a statement at her wedding to Marilyn Manson. Her Vivienne Westwood gown was bright violet and constructed out of seventeen metres of Swiss silk. Hat was by milliner Stephen Jones and her shoes by Christian Louboutin. I, for one, am glad they stuck true to […]...More


Bargain £200 designer dresses

[Laura] If you’re looking for a dress on a budget the Hollywood Dreams "Mystique", pictured, is available from 1st call for weddings for just £200. The sizes are extremely limited (most of the dresses are only available in a UK size 12) but there are about 12 designer dresses to choose from at just £200. […]...More


Gown round up

The best of the rest from ebay – All gowns are brand new too! Ian Stuart red heart bodice wedding dress UK12 Karmen organza bodice and wavy rose skirt – any size (left) Hollywood Dreams gold Thai silk full-skirted dress UK14 Johanna Hehir ivory silk satin column dress and wrap UK8 Melanie ivory full dress […]...More

Food and Drink, Wedding Planning

Wedding favours

A novel way of seating your guests is to have cookie place settings. Not only do they serve a useful purpose but your guests get something cute to take away with them too. Less waste and more taste! Fairytale Favours have a cute range of gingerbread brides and grooms (the classic ones are my favourite), […]...More

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