Wedding Inspiration

Our Selection of the Best Luxury Castle Wedding Venues

Not just for cosy winter weddings, castles can be a perfect backdrop for a summer wedding too. If exclusivity is high on your agenda, what could be more perfect than being King and Queen of your own kingdom for a day (or two!). Sip champagne in the beautiful gardens or play croquet on the lawn and cosy up under the stars to watch spectacular fireworks. Here's a look at a selection of some of the best Castles to hold your wedding.

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6 of the Best - Gifts for the Style-Savvy Groom

Here's our pick of gifts for the Groom-to-be, ranging from the sensual tones of Acqua di Gio through to a wild and thrilling Italian supercar experience. We've teamed up with some of the leading menswear and grooms gifts companies to bring to you those things that will make his day!

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Absolutely Beautiful Wedding Event, Claridges

Absolutely Beautiful is a new breed of wedding exhibition. The latest ‘must have’ for planning your wedding begins with an intimate wedding event from an exclusive, handpicked selection of the most talented (and loveliest) people in the world of weddings. More like a personal shopping experience than a wedding exhibition ‘Absolutely Beautiful’ is a gloriously civilised, luxurious affair from start to finish!

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The Ian Stuart Interview - Best British Bridal Designer 2010

With more than a decade in the industry, the great British designer of exquisite Bridal couture has won the Best British Bridal Designer of the Year Award not once but an astonishing 5 times and was furthered honoured with a prestigious award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry!

Collection after collection, his couture designs are striking and never fail to impress; rich and diverse they can be described using a whole variety of words: style, sophistication, elegance, chic, glamour, drama and fantasy. Ian spoke to the Wedding Vine just as he had returned from collecting his award for Best British Bridal Designer 2010 in Harrogate.

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Inspired Wedding Flower Design - By Appointment Only

I recently had the pleasure to meet an incredibly gifted event stylist and Floral Designer, Javier Salvador of By Appointment Only Design. His flower designs are exquisite and it is no surprise to hear that he has been hailed as the U.K.’s answer to Preston Bailey!

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Jeff Ascough - A World Class Wedding Photographer

Regarded as one of the top ten photographers in the world by the prestigious American Photo Magazine, Jeff Ascough thoroughly deserves the acknowledgement given with such an amazing accolade. After more than 20 years in the business, his maturity of style is clear to see.
We talk to Jeff about his global recognition, his own unique style, the advice he gives to Brides and his favourite and memorable moments from his career.

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Peggy Porschen - Creator of Exquisite Wedding Cake Couture

I spoke to the delightful Peggy Porschen about her exquisitely crafted works or art. Her cakes are so beautiful it’s almost sacrilege to cut into them, but just one taste and you will understand why her cakes are in such great demand. She is the grand artisan of choice for celebrities and royalty alike.

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Emmy - Custom Made Wedding Shoes

Like most women, I adore shoes, but Emmy Scarterfield, the super talented designer behind the luxury couture shoe brand ‘Emmy,’ can’t contain her passion for them. You simply couldn’t fail to like her; throughout our interview she was delightfully warm and has a great sense of fun. You could say that her success is all in the genes, being a direct descendent of Charles Digby Harrod, the founder of Harrods, but I would prefer to say it comes from her driving passion, honest charm and unique sense of style.

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Sassi Holford - Romantic Bridal Trends for 2010

Vintage glamour is undoubtedly a key trend that is here to stay. Sassi Holford, the renowned designer of classic English wedding gowns, shares her predictions with us, on how the current vogue for vintage glamour will be translated on the catwalk in 2010.

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Sharon Bowen Couture

Amid a whirlwind of preparations for the grand unveiling of her brand new Boutique Collection, celebrity couturier Sharon Bowen took time out of her busy schedule to share the secret of her success with us. Despite the global acclaim and celebrity client list, she is refreshingly warm and open.

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Top Marquees

TheWeddingVine.com recently spoke to Graham Mahood of Mahood Marquees for some insider tips to see what’s hot at the moment in the world of wedding marquees.

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Cemal, Celebrity Floral Stylist

Cemal K Cemal, the uber talented Floral Director of London’s premier flower boutique ‘Phillo’ shares his top tips for creating that all important winter wow factor for your big day!

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Go On Spoil Yourselves, It's Allowed - It's Wedding Research

Are you saving up for your big day and giving the Med a miss this year? Why not treat you and your ‘Mr or Mrs to be’ to a luxury pre- wedding ‘Minimoon’ to check out the best venues to say ‘I do?’

We have teamed up with the Boutique and Luxury Hotel Specialists Mr and Mrs Smith, and have selected our favourite 5 luxury, fully licensed, wedding venues with a view.

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How to choose your wedding photographer

Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience that offers a fantastic opportunity for photographing friends and family, producing images that will wow and entertain not only you but also your children and grandchildren. Commissioning your wedding photographer is both an important and exciting step in planning your perfect wedding so as an experienced wedding photographer, here’s my advice to ensure you get stunning pictures.

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Choosing a Bespoke Tailor

At Nicholas Jones Bespoke we create many wedding suits for our clients throughout the year.

We create garments that compliment many styles of wedding from venues in the Tropics and Far East, the Scottish Highlands to the trendiest wedding receptions in New York and Paris.

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