Category Archives for "Weddings"

A selection of wedding related posts to help when planning your wedding.

8 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Vendors

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s very easy to get carried away with all the fun stuff. But while you’re enjoying yourself, you also have to remember these questions to ask your wedding vendors.

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Vendors

1. How much and when are my payments due?

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February 27, 2016

Joe & Sarah’s Relaxed Nottinghamshire Wedding

Sarah and Joe were married at The Carriage Hall in Nottinghamshire on Sunday 26th July 2015.
Nottinghamshire Wedding
Joe and Sarah met through a mutual friend about 6 years ago. They spent two years as good friends in part of a wider circle and got know each other really well. At the time Joe lived in a house shared with a couple of other friends. Sarah needed to move from where she was living and so decided to take up the spare room in the house. It wasn’t until she moved in that her and Joe’s relationship changed and gradually they found they had grown closer than ever.

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February 24, 2016

Introducing Manta Makes

Manta Makes offers wedding decor, personalised items and keepsakes for all the family made from wood. They also offer custom designs.

The company is called Manta Makes because Samantha and her partner visited Hawaii in 2013 to swim with Manta Rays. Almost like stingrays these beautiful creatures ‘dance’ in the water. They were lucky enough to swim with a Manta Ray ‘Clara’ – named by the local divers. The couple always wanted to have their own business and knew what they wanted to make, but just couldn’t decide on a name. After the birth of their daughter in 2014, they researched their business idea further and reminisced on their holiday to Hawaii and the name just came together – ‘Manta Makes’.

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February 22, 2016

The Paper Brides Guide to Wedding Stationery

As self-confessed stationery geeks we always dreamed of running our own business in the stationery world and here we are with The Paper Brides! We love bringing creative and unique wedding stationery to all brides to be. And to help you on your way, here is our guide to the wonderful World of Wedding Stationery!

Save the Dates

There is a big debate about whether to send them or not. We thought about it for a while, we even wrote a blog on it (http://thepaperbrides.co.uk/save-the-datese-love-them-wt/)! Ultimately we think yes, you should send a save the date!  We are all busy so the sooner you get the date in your guests diaries the better! Plus it gives you a bit more breathing space timing wise when it comes to your formal invite. Don’t forget, this is the first insight into your wedding your guests will see, so choose it carefully, try and fit it to your colour scheme and style.

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February 20, 2016

Lianne & Simon’s Quirky North Yorkshire Wedding

Simon  and Lianne were married at All Saints Church, Settrington followed by a reception at The Orangery on Settrington Estate on Saturday 6th September 2014. Lianne was walked down the aisle by her father in the beautiful traditional church “It was a lovely moment when we left for the church in the rather quirky cycle rickshaw we had as wedding transport (the church was a stones throw from where we stayed and the reception venue). ”

North Yorkshire wedding

Lianne and Simon have known each other since they were 14. They were ‘childhood sweethearts’ before Simon joined the Air Force and Lianne went off to university. They stayed in touch intermittently and got back together in 2011 . Their first date was at an Italian restaurant in Central London.

Simon proposed on Christmas Day. Lianne said “I was absolutely shocked and surprised. I was suffering with really awful  flu at the time and I hardly looked my best, full of snot and feeling sorry for myself. Despite this it was perfect. He asked me after we had opened all our presents and my parents (whose house we were at) had gone to get showers and start the dinner.”Continue reading