Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - Which Wedding Ceremony Do You Love?

In this Wedding Quickie I will be sharing with you some of the choices you will have about incorporating special ceremonies into your wedding day. Whether you are having a traditional wedding ceremony or an off-beat wedding you are likely to have some special ceremonies incorporated into the day that are meaningful and personal to you and your family. This wedding quickie highlights the top three wedding ceremonies that are typically incorporated into wedding ceremonies; however, there are plenty more found in the many cultures, heritages, and beliefs that are held when partaking in weddings.

 Unity Candle
Jax Designs on Etsy

The unity candle is a symbol of two families becoming one as the flames of each pillar candle are joined to light the center unity candle. Check out the history of the unity candle ceremony HERE!

You can have a custom unity candle made for your wedding by Jax Designs to match you colours and theme with your choice of monogrammed detailing, ribbons, and crystals.

Sand Ceremony
The sand ceremony is a fairly new and modern take on a unity ceremony similar to the unity candle. Each partner in the ceremony have a container of sand each a different colour. As they pour the sand into a third container the colours merge and become interconnected much like the individuals joining their lives together in the ceremony. To read more about sand ceremonies you can click the links below.

The Custom Gift Outlet can make personalized sand ceremony shadow boxes etched with your names and wedding date creating a personal wedding day treasure to display in your home.

Handfasting Ceremony
 Namaste Freund on Etsy
The term "Tying the Knot" comes from one of the oldest wedding ceremony traditions which is called handfasting. In modern handfasting ceremonies it is typical to see handfasting cord used or even a heirloom scarf. You can customize your handfasting ceremony by the colours you choose and incorporating the meaning behind each colour into your ceremony.

White: purity, concentration, meditation, peace
Red: passion, strength, lust, fertility
Orange: encouragement, attraction, kindness, plenty
Yellow: charm, confidence, joy, balance
Green: finances, fertility, charity, prosperity, health
Blue: tranquility, patience, devotion, sincerity
Purple: power, piety, sanctity, sentimentality
Black: strength, wisdom, vision, success
Pink: unity, honor, truth, romance, happiness
Brown: earth, grounding, talent, telepathy, home
Champagne: tenderness, loveliness, perfection, best qualities
Gold: energy, wealth, intelligence, longevity
Silver: treasure, values, creativity, inspiration

 Make your wedding day as unique and personal as your love for one another...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Choose Your Price with with Wedbo & From the 3rd Story Productions LTD.

In the UK weddings typically cost between £15000 - £35000... all the more reason to want to take control over the money you are spending!! Here are two ways you can make sure your money is being well spent. offers a wedding insurance comparison feature; just simply type in your wedding budget and will provide you with several insurance companies and plans to suit your wedding budget needs and provide you with the re-assurance you want that things will run smoothly for your big day! Below is an example of the breakdown you will get to choose from when shopping for wedding insurance. Try it out for yourself!! Basically you enter your total wedding cost and it comes back with the best insurance plans. It will rank them cheapest first and get rid of the companies that don't offer plans big enough if you enter a large budget.

It's as easy as that!!

And with From the 3rd Story Productions LTD in London. You get to pick your price for wedding photography and videography!! Yep, you read that right... such an awesome new concept! It enables you to say what you think is a fair price for what should be charged for your wedding photography :)
All you need to do is tell us what your needs are in terms of photography and/or  videography, and we will tell you what is involved, how many people we will be needed, and provide a breakdown of how many hours work it will be so that you can make an informed decision.  You will then decide what the price will be.  This price will not be subject to VAT.

So when planning your UK wedding don't throw your money away, and see how Wedbo and From the 3rd Story Productions LTD can help!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lighthearted Laughs Series

This Lighthearted Laughs Series has been created because as I know all too well, when you are planning your wedding you can become so consumed, crazy (bridezilla comes to mind), and focused that you temporarily lose sight of the enjoyment and fun that comes with planning the best party of your life. This series will help bring you back down to reality in a humourous way!!

Bri's Beloved - MiyabiGrace Cotton Pearl Wedding Jewelry!

OohhhEmmmGeeee! Ready for some wedding gorgeousness? MiyabiGrace is an Etsy shop that sells gorgeous cotton pearl jewelry which is more than perfect for weddings and gifts for the bridal party.

Never heard of cotton pearl jewelry? Its very popular in Japan and even out of stock in the market. Cotton pearl jewelry is only available in Japan since there is only one manufacturer in the world, located in Japan. Cotton pearls are compressed cotton with a pearl coating. Some of the cotton pearl beads in North America are vintage and manufactured in the 1950s. Therefore, cotton pearls are not easily obtainable; they are rare items. Cotton pearls are unique and have a vintage like texture; this jewelry is ideal for classy, vintage, and indie weddings. shared the following about cotton pearls:

It is said that the cotton pearl jewelry appeared in the middle of the 19th century. During the Art Deco era. Multi-layered pearl necklaces become popular, however, the weight of these necklaces was so heavy, therefore, in order to lighten the weight, the cotton pearl beads were invented. Cotton pearl beads had been manufactured until around 1955; however, due to the popularity of plastic pearl jewelry, cotton pearl jewelry disappeared from the market. Recently, beautiful antique-like and lustrous cotton pearl jewelry has become popular again in Japan. The beads began being manufactured again in 2009 by a company in Japan.

Since MiyabiGrace focuses on only cotton pearl jewelry, various sizes and colors are available.

MiyabiGrace makes pierced, clip on, and magnetic earrings with a resin invisible clip for people with metal allergy. MiyabiGrace loves making custom bridal orders so if you see something you like but want it a little different you can request a custom order!

Here's my favourite jewelry piece in MiyabiGrace's shop, what's yours?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - The Perfect Gift for a Ring Bearer

Are you ready for an extremely clever gift idea for the little men in your wedding party...

Sybrina Publishing offers a variety of great kid's books and this one is perfect for any little guys you are including in your wedding celebrations. Help make them feel special by giving them a gift that includes a tie and a book that teaches them how to tie their own tie just like the groom and groomsmen! To make it even more fun you can listen and sing along with the free song offered HERE!

Sybrina's book has received many positive reviews as this book can help teach little guys how to tie a tie for special events which is great for their self-esteem!!


"I must admit, I didn't have the knowledge of tying a tie until I read this book. I would love to purchase this book for my son, so I will never forget how to teach him how to tie his first tie. The story is one I've never heard, and now is a story that I will not forget. It's wonderful to read a book and gain knowledge that applies to daily life. Now if anyone asks me to help them tie their tie, I will not hesitate to assist! WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL story! Two very big thumbs up, Sybrina! I'll be looking forward to other stories!" - Kyrsten

You can order the Rabbit and the Fox Tie gift set for your ring bearer or junior groomsman, or check out some of these Etsy shops to get a tie that matches your wedding colours to include as a gift along with this book for the special little men in your wedding.

... and that's the way you tie a tie with rabbit and the fox!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - A Little Note to Say, "I Love You!"

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

On your wedding day you will be overcome by the love you feel for the partner you have chosen to share your life with. Many brides and grooms choose to take a special moment out of their busy wedding day to express these feelings to each other sometimes accompanied by a gift. If you are having trouble finding the right words to express your true feelings for your life partner, or what others may refer to as your "Soulmate" you can go to Soulmate Quotes to find the perfect expression for your love.

Put it in a card, write it in a letter, our say it out loud... find one that you love and include it in your personal vows to one another!
"As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change. I will always keep falling in love with you."Karen Clodfelder

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Calling All UK Brides... I've got an amazing wedding photographer for you!

Steve Gower is a wedding photographer in Bristol, UK and has experience photographing brides and grooms at over 40 venues across the West Country! You can check out the vast array of photos captured by Steve Gower Photography from traditional, fun, and breathtaking. Steve captures the essence of the amazing landscape throughout Bristol and brings to focus the love between each bride and groom!

You can contact Steve Gower Photography for a quote and wedding photography package options: