Weddings through the decades: 2000s

I remember feeling quite anxious about the calendar flipping over to the year 2000. We weren't quite sure what would happen when it got to midnight on New Year's Eve. This didn't stop me partying...

Top Fall 2021 colours from Pantone® for autumn weddings

Autumn 2021 colours We await the roadmap announcement next week, when we hope that there is clearer guidance on the way out of lockdown including what will happen to weddings in 2021. We can assume...

Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2021

Pantone® have picked not one but two colours of the year for 2021. It's only the second time they've picked more than one colour (since 2016 when it was Rose Quartz and Serenity). The Pantone® Color...

Weddings through the decades: 1990s

The soundtrack to my lockdown since March has been Fearne Cotton's Sounds of the 90s on BBC Sounds. These tunes and memories from the 1990s have accompanied me whilst gardening, doing chores around...

Wedding venue review: The Upton Firehouse

The Upton Firehouse wedding reception venue I had the pleasure of visiting the Upton Firehouse socially in the build up to Christmas last year and was blown away by the quality of the food. As...

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Weddings through the decades: 1980s

Weddings through the decades: 1980s

One of things that has been great about lockdown is the community camaraderie. No longer were our neighbours solely the people that we lived near by chance, but these became some of the only people that we saw for several months earlier this year. Spotting neighbours...

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Top Spring 2021 colours from Pantone®

Top Spring 2021 colours from Pantone®

Some normality 2020 has been nothing like normal. So it is almost reassuring to have some familiarity appear in the calendar this week, with the fashion weeks starting and the announcement of colours for the forthcoming seasons. In light of new government laws, it...

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Socially distanced hen party ideas

Socially distanced hen party ideas

2020 continues to force us to think of alternative and creative ways to celebrate milestone occasions. Weddings can now take place with up to 30 people (within government guidelines). Many weddings have been postponed or paired down. Here are some alternative ways you...

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wedding venue reviews

Wedding venue review: The Upton Firehouse

Wedding venue review: The Upton Firehouse

The Upton Firehouse wedding reception venue I had the pleasure of visiting the Upton Firehouse socially in the build up to Christmas last year and was blown away by the quality of the food. As someone with (sometimes tricky) dietary requirements I'm often nervous...

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Wedding venue review: Ashmolean Museum

Wedding venue review: Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum wedding venue review You'd be forgiven if you didn't realise that you could get married at the magnificent Ashmolean Museum in Oxford - there are some wonderful unknown venue options on offer right on our doorsteps. Licensed wedding venues In 1995,...

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Wedding venue review: Caswell House

Wedding venue review: Caswell House

Caswell House wedding venue Caswell House is a wedding venue that almost needs no introduction due to its overwhelming popularity. A beautiful one stop wedding shop, where you are taken in hand and don’t need to worry about anything. The day I looked round started as...

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Top blog post in 2020 on Hanami Dream

Top blog post in 2020 on Hanami Dream

Winner at the UK Blog Awards 2018! Top Spring 2020 colours from Pantone® Top Fall 2020 colours from Pantone® for autumn weddings Top Spring 2021 colours from Pantone® Top 13 local catering...

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“Your work is invaluable to us”

“Your work is invaluable to us”

"Thank you very much for the work you have done investigating new business opportunities and advising on improvements to existing revenue activities at Cogges. Your work has been extremely thorough and enabled us to make both immediate service and sales improvements...

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Weddings in the news

Weddings in the news

I don't think there's been so many changes in the law around weddings in such a short amount of time. This year (and the unfortunate Covid-19 guest) has brought much anguish, speculation, comment and concern about weddings. New guidelines As restrictions have been...

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