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Want to Star in Your Own Wedding Magazine?

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Have you ever dreamed about your photo being printed on the glossy pages of a magazine? Well now you have the chance to star in your very own luxurious, glossy wedding magazine. Capture your Big Day to sheer perfection with something refreshingly new and wonderfully luxurious. Instead of done-to-death traditional wedding albums,  LifetimesMAG.com will immortalise your most touching wedding moments and sentiments in a gloriously glossy magazine to suit your individual style preferences. The new LifetimesMAG.com website has just been unveiled for couples who would like to record the memories of their wedding day in the pages of a luxurious, personalised magazine.

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LifetimesMAGs are available in 10 different styles including Art Deco, Elegant, Gazette, Glossy and Rustic. They combine words and images from your big day into a keepsake to treasure forever and share with family and friends. Each unique LifetimesMAG is expertly crafted by professional writers and designers who give a well thought out and professional vibe to each magazine.  Each magazine produced would not look out of place on any of the wedding sections in your local shop’s shelves.  They are set out to tell the whole story about your special day in a way that will give a unique and  lasting memory for you and your family.

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A Wedding Blogger’s Search for the Perfect Wedding Venue

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Still a bit giddy from all the excitement, we sat down to write out our guest list and put together a budget…….these are the first things I advise people to do when they start to plan their wedding so I had to follow my own advice! Now that was done it was time to start looking for our perfect wedding venue. Because I’ve worked in the wedding industry for such a long time, I know 90% of venues in the area….the only ones I don’t know are newly opened or have just undergone refurbishment, so I told Graham to have a look through all the venues in the area who hold a licence for civil ceremonies. A church ceremony wasn’t even discussed…..the church where I grew up isn’t exactly a ‘pretty church’ and it’s miles away from anywhere!

Graham made a shortlist of venues in the area that he liked the look of, I vetoed a couple and added a few of my own that I thought were worth taking a look at……this left us with a shortlist of 12!!!! Even before Graham popped the question I knew where I would like us to get married, and luckily this venue was part of Graham’s original list without any interference from me!

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Rocking the Frock in the North Sea

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A couple of  months ago I featured the lovely engagement shoot of Faye and Chris at Alnwick Gardens. Chris, the photographer at Rennison Rae Photography, who submitted the shoot asked me if I would like to do a Rock the Frock shoot with him. Of course I jumped at the chance and told him I had always wanted to do a shoot on the beach and in the sea wearing a wedding dress…..I promise this sounded like a good idea at the time! Fastforward a few weeks to an August evening, and it was time for me to don the dress and get into the north sea.

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Autumnal Confetti Inspiration from Shropshire Petals

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Autumn is upon us and it is the season of rich, bold colours. Including some of these colours on your wedding day can add warmth and glamour. If you don’t want to be too bold, why not use natural petal confetti incorporating some of the autumnal shades.

I am thrilled to welcome Shropshire Petals to the blog to share their autumnal confetti colour inspirations that can help to make your day as colourful as the season.


The throwing of confetti is a long-standing tradition, which is used to mark the union of a newly married couple; a wedding is not complete without the bride and groom being showered in confetti by their guests. Choose from golden oranges, deep purples, browns and delicate greens to complement or contrast your wedding theme. (more…)

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Would You Buy Second Hand to Save Money on Your Wedding?

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The pressure is on to have the perfect big white wedding, but with the average UK wedding costing in excess of £23,000 most people can’t afford to have everything they want. As a bride to be myself I’m having this very struggle…..my Pinterest wedding would probably cost £50,000!!!!

Princess wedding with horse and carriage

So, in order to stay within budget, what do we not have at our wedding? Everything on the list is really important to us. An option to save on the budget is to go second hand. www.myvouchercodes.co.uk have conducted some market research and found that 63% of couples would hire or buy second hand items for their wedding day but less brides would hire a wedding dress than grooms would hire their suits.

Would you opt for a pre-loved wedding dress? You can save up to 75% on the retail price if you buy a second hand dress, plus you can still have it fitted to you. If you buy a dress that is too long you can also have the hem taken up to get rid of any marks that may be left from the previous owner. I have to admit that this is something I have looked into as all the dresses I like are £1500+ and I have seen the same pre-loved dresses from £250. Or would you consider hiring your dress?

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The research by  www.myvouchercodes.co.uk has also shown that couples place more importance on their venue than their transportation. I can second this as we have gone over budget on our venue because we wanted somewhere amazing for the photographs and for our friends and family to enjoy….plus we are not having any transport! There is no way I am sitting down in my beautiful dress until the photos have been taken…can you remember the back of Princess Diana’s dress when she got out of her carriage?!?!?

I know that we will not compromise on the venue, photographer, videographer and rings…..these things are important to us and will give us the lasting memories which are worth spending a good bulk of our budget on. We will consider hiring and buying other items second hand and may also be doing a little DIY to save money in other areas. I think it is important to sit down and work out what the most important elements of your wedding are to you and your partner and that is where to spend your budget. You can then look into saving money on other things whether that be buying second hand, hiring items or doing a little DIY!

Where is your budget being blown? Have you considered buying second hand or hiring? What are you planning on DIYing? I’d love to know all your little tips on how you are saving money on your wedding.

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