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Booking your wedding reception venue

So you are engaged and its time to check out some wedding venues to have your reception at. My own advice is to go along to any wedding exhibitions that venues may have scheduled. Get to see the reception room decorated for a wedding, then whittle your final selection down to about 3 venues.

While some venues may appeal to you both there are some points that you may not have thought about. Your photographs are all you have left to remember your special day so here are some tips to consider when booking your venue.

Does the venue have any locations outside for photographs? 

I very often come across wedding venues with little or no outdoor locations for photographs. If this is the case, I always recommend to my couples that they pick a location either near to the church or to the wedding venue for bridal party/family & their couple shots.  A location that means something to the couple can be a lovely idea. Speaking to your photographer in advance of your wedding day about locations f…
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Winter Weddings

Winter is a wonderful time of year to get married, wedding venues are often available, the atmosphere is lovely and more people will have time off during the winter to attend the wedding. It's easier to set a theme for your wedding during winter, candles and fairy lights are often popular to create a warm winter atmosphere. However, some extra things need to be taken into consideration, for example, the time restrictions with daylight and cold temperatures. Some tips for winter weddings can come in useful to help the day run seamlessly, which is what I'll be sharing with you today.

1)Having an earlier wedding ceremony is always a good idea at this time of year. With the days being so short and less light available having an earlier ceremony means having a little extra time for photographs etc. It's the best option when having a wedding this time of year.
2) Time schedule on the morning of the wedding
This goes for every wedding but especially when the time is of the essen…

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and it can be hard to pick the perfect  gift, so this week I thought I'd share a few of my favourite products from this year that would make a great gift for the special people in your life. Enjoy! Xx

1) Chupi
I've mentioned Chupi before in a previous post about bridesmaids gifts and I have to say I just love the jewellery from her. It is so stunning and makes for the perfect gift, every piece is so special and the packaging is just gorgeous. The special treat for Mums, sisters and partners. Couldn't recommend enough.





2) Nima
Nima is an Irish company that sell gorgeous makeup brushes. They sell sets of brushes that are seriously good value and would make a fantastic gift for the makeup lover in your life. The brushes are so high quality and feel amazing on the skin. Their "Build it up" eye set is award winning and I can personally recommend that set myself. They have some great offers on for Christmas.


3) SoSu

Suzanne Jackson has a gorgeou…

Wedding Hairstyles

Whichever hairstyle you opt for on your big day, the most important thing is to make sure you'll feel comfortable with your hair all day long. So if you usually wear your hair down and feel uncomfortable wearing it up, your wedding day is not the day to experiment! No matter how stunning your hair is when its done if you're not comfortable it's no good to you. I would suggest you do what feels natural to you and also think about what will last throughout the day. You should definitely have a trial or two leading up to the big day this way you will leave nothing to chance. I'm going to share some bridal and bridesmaids hairstyles that I think you'll love.


A soft  wave is always popular and looks so elegant. However, if you're hair doesn't hold a curl that well, some hair stylists will advise clip in hair pieces. These hold a curl no problem and will fix onto your hair without anyone noticing. You could also add a diamond pin or a flower pin to enhance your …

Finding The Dress

The most important dress you will probably ever wear, your wedding dress so finding the perfect gown can be a daunting task and for some brides a stressful journey. How do you know when you've found the one, the wedding dress that you will wear up the aisle? I've been asked countless times to recommend bridal boutiques so this week I thought I'd share with you all my top 5 bridal designers.

1) The White Room The White Room is so popular among a lot of the brides I photograph. They do beautiful and timeless dresses that look absolutely stunning on. I've heard nothing but good things from brides about them. They stock a variety designers such as Caroline Castigliano, Enzoani, Savvannah Miller and many more. They also have great sales which means you could get an amazing dress for a very reasonable price. I've included pictures of one of my gorgeous brides Ali who's wedding I photographed, she got her dress from here and it is just amazing! The White Room is loca…