Wedding food trends for 2018

Planning a wedding isn’t a small task by any means… from selecting a venue to choosing flowers, booking entertainment and finding the right photographer to capture it all! Then, on top of everything, you are asked to select a menu for all your guests to enjoy. Crafting your menu can be intimidating at first,...

Easy winter wedding planning

Maybe some of you are busy getting ready for autumn—aka the time of scarves, football (or so I’m told), and pumpkin spice all over the place—but for me winter is everything. Given that, it’s probably not a surprise that I am a big fan of the off-season winter wedding. I find winter sunsets to...

Bride of the year entry

Olivia & Richard tied the know at Shamrock Chapel & Belle Vue in December 2017. Olivia writes: I have decided to enter Bride of the year 2017 . I don’t think I’ve ever entered a competition before so we’ll see what happens! Competition ends 28 February, so not much time left to vote, but...

The Bowtie

The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year war of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for “Croat”) by the upper classes in France, then...

Questions to ask your wedding photographer

Having great pictures of your wedding will be one of the few keepsakes after your big day. We’ve compiled a list of 23 questions to keep in mind when choosing a photographer. What is your preferred style of photographer?  Traditional, artistic, natural light, photojournalism, illustrative? How many weddings have you shot in your career?...

Having a surprise wedding?

We all like surprises, don’t we?  But usually during the months leading up to the wedding of a beloved couple, we have the engagement parties, stag parties and kitchen teas.  A new trend now seems to be changing the roles around a bit.  Please remember to complete our poll after reading this report by The...

The anonymous hand: Lullay, mine liking

“Lullay, mine liking” is a Middle English lyric poem or carol of the 15th century which frames a narrative describing an encounter of the Nativity with a song sung by the Virgin Mary to the infant Christ. The refrain is an early example of an English lullaby; the term “lullaby” is thought to originate with the “lu lu” or “la la” sound made by mothers or nurses...