Cotswold wedding inspiration

Top Spring 2020 colours from Pantone®

Top Spring 2020 colours from Pantone®

Back to school I really didn’t want the summer to end this year. I enjoyed all those long lazy summer days together as a family and loved being by the seaside. There’s just something about being by the sea. And like Moana, the line where the sky meets the sea - it...

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A guide to eco-friendly wedding rings

A guide to eco-friendly wedding rings

Your wedding ring is probably the most important piece of jewellery that you'll ever wear. Not only does it play a symbolic part of your wedding day but it is also a long lasting keepsake that will stay with you for ever. So choosing, making or buying a wedding ring...

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A (Brides)made to measure wedding dress

A (Brides)made to measure wedding dress

Wedding dress shopping can feel like a fairy tale to some but can also be a little overwhelming. Oftern bridal dress shops have a sea of (generally) white dresses laid out before the lucky bride to be which can leave some feeling a little daunted. There are a few...

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Celebrating 5 years of Hanami Dream!

Celebrating 5 years of Hanami Dream!

What a day for celebration the fourth of July is: Independence Day, Alice Day and also the 5th birthday of Hanami Dream weddings and special occasions! five years since my first styled shoot Yes, July marks five years since I published my first styled photo shoot...

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Keeping your wedding guests well watered

Keeping your wedding guests well watered

With World Gin Day this weekend, my thoughts go to wedding drinks. Keeping your wedding guests well fed, watered and entertained is key to a really happy wedding day. Get this right and you're on to a winner. Remember everyone loves free things! If you can’t afford to...

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Dealing with difficult wedding guests

Dealing with difficult wedding guests

There will probably be some tough decisions to make with your guest list. Ultimately, it all boils down to who you want in the room with you and how well do you want to know the people that are there. After the guest list headaches, chasing RSVPs and endlessly...

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Wedding venue review: Bodleian Library

Wedding venue review: Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library wedding venue One of the things I love about our region is the complete diversity of the types of wedding venues available in and around the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire. With an abundance of barns, manor houses, hotels and beautiful backdrops to tie the...

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Join the #WonderfulWeddingWares Instagram challenge this May

Join the #WonderfulWeddingWares Instagram challenge this May

#WonderfulWeddingWares May 2019 Join the #WonderfulWeddingWares Instagram challenge this May with Hanami Dream! What is #WonderfulWeddingWares? This month long challenge is about making new contacts, finding new people to follow and discovering the amazing talent our...

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Wedding trends in the Cotswolds

Wedding trends in the Cotswolds

Insight in to weddings Looking at current wedding trends can provide valuable insight for those working in the wedding industry (such as venues, planners or suppliers) as well as couples wedding planning. Trends can give an idea of popular thinking, areas of growth,...

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