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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. https://www.cotswoldsconcierge.co.uk/cotswolds-awards/ We live in such a stunning part of the country, it’s […]

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Pantone Spring 2019

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 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8C7CLK6 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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cake in window | Sally & Gavin | intimate lush wedding | castle wedding | Thornbury Castle | Gloucestershire | Alice Morgan Photography | February 2018

Inspiration: intimate castle wedding

A small wedding for a big day in February 2018 saw this intimate (and impromptu) castle wedding of Sally and Gavin at Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire. Intimate wedding trend On average, wedding guest numbers are decreasing and micro weddings are on the rise; with couples wishing to keep things small, personal and more meaningful. Not […]

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Photography by Life in Focus Photography

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, the law was changed to allow marriages to be conducted in other civil […]

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Keep calm and carry on…wedding planning

Keep calm and carry on…wedding planning Huge congratulations if you’re currently planning your forthcoming wedding. Whilst organising a wedding is incredibly exciting, it can sometimes be a daunting challenge too. Especially as you’ve possibly never organised an event of this scale or importance before, you’re trying to please lots of people and everyone seems to […]

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Photography by Farrow Photography

Celebrating 4 years of Hanami Dream!

What a day for celebration the fourth of July is:  Independence Day, Alice Day and today is the 4th birthday of Hanami Dream weddings and special occasions! four years since my first styled shoot Yes, today marks four years since I published my first styled photo shoot under the umbrella of Hanami Dream. After that Alice in Wonderland […]

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