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Theatre lovers wed on stage at historic Yorkshire music hall

For Leeds theatre lovers James King and Chloe Wilkinson there was only one place for their wedding ~ on stage at the city's City Varieties Music Hall. The ceremony on Friday, conducted by One Life Weddings, was a first for the historic venue and took place between two live shows. Bride Chloe said: "We both love theatre ...

Debbie Carlisle Bouquets launches vintage-inspired accessories collection

This blog is about showcasing the best Yorkshire has to offer the bride-to-be. That makes Debbie Carlisle a must feature. Sheffield-based Debbie is well known in the business for her vintage-inspired jewellery bouquets, which mix antique brooches and buttons with crystals, pearls and diamante to create a one-off keepsake. Now she’s launched her 2012 accessories collection. As ...

Real wedding – Anna and Fraser: Yorkshire farm wedding in just four months!

I love Anna and Fraser’s wedding ‘mantra’ ~ ‘the plan is there is no plan’! A wedding day should be thoroughly enjoyed, by you and your guests, and if that means the schedule slips a little, so be it. But, in the run up to their big day, this couple showed they have some impressive organisation ...

Introducing: Field Day Site Hire

This post is for everyone who (like me) dreams of having a back garden the size of a field, so you can a) frolic in it with a plethora of pets and b) host a fab, outdoor celebration ~ right on your doorstep. Field Day Site Hire offers something very close to that dream: serene, rural ...

Friday fashion fix: Charlotte Balbier 2012 Candy Kisses collection

Charlotte Balbier produces elegant and flattering gowns that brides love. Her new designs are always eagerly awaited so why not get yourself along to a trunk show and be one of the first to try on and snap up your favourite from the 2012 'Candy Kisses' collection? ♥ Emily bridalwear in Sheffield described the collection as ...

Real Wedding – Helen and Chris: classic monochrome and close-knit family

I’ll be honest, this bride is one of my closest friends. She’s lovely, and I feel very lucky to have been part of her wedding ~ and to be sharing it with you! For me, the most wonderful thing about this wedding is how close the family are. Helen and her sister Sarah, who was her ...

Wedding trend: blackboard signs

♥ Scroll on for the DIY! ♥ Blackboards are versatile so can work well with several themes ~ try them with rustic, vintage or monochrome, for example ~ but their true beauty is that they are so easy to DIY! Grab an old framed picture or mirror (give it a good clean) and some blackboard paint and ...

Fashion fix: David Fielden bridalwear 2012 collection

World renowned bridalwear designer David Fielden saw the post I shared recently on Clair and Matt's Yorkshire Dales wedding, when the bride wore one of his stunning gowns. When asked if I would like to see his 2012 collection hot off the Milan catwalk I was hardly going to say no, was I? David says of the ...

Real wedding: An English country garden theme made special with vintage finds and DIY

There are so many aspects to Charlotte and Mike’s English country garden wedding that make it special and personal, so I'm excited to share it with you. The couple were married at the magnificent minster in Beverley, East Yorkshire, and could walk from there to the reception in a marquee in Charlotte’s parents garden. For months ...

Papakata teepees ~ for an extraordinary and eco-friendly wedding

If I could do my wedding again, I would do it in a Papakata tent. These wonderful teepees create such a different kind of party space that is sure to wow your guests. It’s a way of bringing glamour to the great outdoors; 'glamping' but on a much grander scale. It’s like camping or cooking out ...

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