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Royal wedding part two

Obviously, I love a good wedding and even more so a royal one. Well, if you wait longer enough then two come along at once and we’ve certainly been spoilt for royal weddings this year! I was glued to the television once again on Friday to see Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank get married for […]

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“My business genuinely would not be where it is now without her input”

“Nicola has provided invaluable marketing support and advice this year, whilst I have been launching a new business in the wedding industry. Her experience has helped me target marketing much more effectively, and her passion for helping businesses to grow and for the wedding industry has really spurred me on! My business genuinely would not […]

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Finding the perfect wedding dress

For many, picking a wedding dress may be the most exciting purchase that you make and, some may say, one of the best (and hardest) decisions in the wedding planning process. wedding dress trends Finding the perfect wedding dress is no mean feat and wedding dresses over the years are an example of fashion trends […]

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Children at weddings

wedding guest list The wedding guest list is often cited as being one of the top stresses for couples during wedding planning (whether you plan to invite children or not to your big day). Who to invite is personal to each couple, as every family has different circumstances and it depends who is ‘hosting’ the wedding (and often […]

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5 reasons tiny weddings rock

Tiny wedding trend On average, wedding guest numbers are decreasing and a lovely trend in micro or tiny weddings is on the rise; with couples wishing to keep things small, personal and more meaningful. Not always in the extreme of eloping but a step away from traditions and expectations. Making the day a wonderful experience for everyone […]

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Vote for Hanami Dream in the Cotswolds Awards 2018

I’m delighted to have been nominated for Cotswold Blogger of the Year 2018! Please take a couple of moments to follow this link (scroll down about 3/4 of the way to find the blogger category). I’d really appreciate your vote for Hanami Dream. We live in such a stunning part of the country, it’s […]

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Top Spring 2019 colours from Pantone®

The current back to school vibe always makes me feel a little sad and melancholy. It’s the end of the summer and the seasons are beginning to change. It is back to work and back to reality, after a summer of fun. The lyrics of ‘Zorbing’ by Stornoway sum up what this time of year […]

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Happy 2nd birthday to #UKWedLunch

Your help is needed to shape the future of wedding Twitter networking hours – please complete this short survey Last month marked two years since my wedding Twitter networking hour started. #UKWedLunch was born to cater for couples planning a wedding in their lunch break. It was designed to connect brides and grooms looking […]

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Wedding venue review: Merriscourt

Merriscourt wedding venue review Merriscourt is one of my favourite barn wedding venues in the heart of the Cotswolds. A vast expanse of space and possibilities; complete with modern facilities, accommodation and in house catering options. It is a ‘one stop shop’ of a wedding venue which offers freedom, creativity, transparent pricing, and above all […]

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