This weekend we attended the Bridelux Destinations show at The Royal Horticultural Halls, a luxury event for couples looking to plan the overseas wedding of their dreams. From luxury planners to wonderful wedding venues to gorgeous suppliers, the show was brimming with an elegant atmosphere, and we couldn’t wait to give our talk. A sophisticated and relaxed hall with an amazing steel band awaited us, with fantastic food and wedding planners and brides on the hunt for some excellent inspiration.
Planning a destination wedding is a dream come true for many couples, and with so many options available to us nowadays, choosing the perfect place can be difficult. Will you pick a destination with family roots, a country with significant meaning to you both, or somewhere you simply love? We’ve been looking at the latest statistics for overseas weddings to help you choose the best location for your dream day.48% of couples wed in July, August and September, making summer still the top choice for wedding dates, suggesting that couple’s consider weather as a huge reason for choosing a wedding abroad. The UK weather remains as unpredictable as ever – just look at the March snow! Sunshine is never guaranteed, so couples are increasingly choosing to elope to warmer climates in order to enjoy a wedding day without the fear of unpredictable weather.
We had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of the Berta Bridal FW18 Collection last week and needless to say the gowns were stunning.The Wedding Club hosted a beautiful event at The Rosewood London where Berta Balilti showcased her designs.Low plunging backs and daring necklines accentuate the feminine figures, with the couture masterpieces really catching the eye of all in attendance. Take a look at our video from the event here.
Australia has almost unanimously passed a bill legalising marriage equality, becoming the 25th country to recognise same-sex marriage.Following an emotional debate at Parliament house in Canberra and the Prime Minister declaring, “This is Australia; fair, diverse, loving and filled with respect for everyone,” the vote passed with only four in opposition, with members celebrating with tears of joy as they let the moment sink in.
At the touch of a button people around the world are able to follow their favourite celebrities and have insights into their world, including into their wedding days. From extravagant balls to numerous outfit changes, to the secret and subtle ceremonies, the public always finds out. But what impact does that have on our wishes and expectations for our own weddings? Does it make us competitive?Sometimes we find ourselves stalking celebrity weddings for the sheer fun of seeing what those in the limelight choose to do, where they focus their attention, who’s attended and how many! They are the trend-setters of today – just look at the amount of Cinderella carriages that were booked after Katie Price and Peter Andre first tied the knot. It’s all about the who, what, where and how. People want to replicate or outdo those in the public eye, and nowadays it is an achievable dream.
The Westin Valencia is a 5 star establishment in the heart of the city, boasting a number of exquisite rooms and Mediterranean gardens available to hire, for couples looking to create a luxurious wedding beyond their imagination.We are very excited to be sharing with you an exclusive collection of photographs from The Westin Valencia, showcasing some of the weddings that have taken place there.
The Maldives truly is an exotic paradise. Lying at the top of an underwater mountain range, it contains 26 atolls, 1,190 coral islands and covers 90,000 square kilometres. It wasn’t until the 1990’s, when the first water bungalow was built, that the tourism industry took off, finally making wedding celebrations there a possibility. A group from the UN even visited in the 1960’s and deemed it wasn’t worth it because there were no banks, airports, or electricity. Little did they know that what the public really wanted was an escape from all that.
If you’ve decided to marry or honeymoon in the cultural wonder of Japan, make sure you take time to visit some of the incredible sights that the country has to offer. From towering castles to immaculate gardens, there is so much to experience during your stay. Here are our recommendations on the top things to do in Japan…
Known for its stunning landscapes and pleasant climate, it is no surprise that South Africa makes for an excellent destination wedding. More accessible than much of the continent, the country nonetheless possesses a rich and unique culture, echoing from its modern metropolises to its wondrous wilderness.Distant family and long-forgotten friends are often the most unexpected features on a guest list, but how about a ceremony attended by zebra? Far from being an absurd proposition, a safari wedding – rapidly emerging as one of the most popular destination trends – could offer exactly that.
As the home of Shakespeare, afternoon tea and an iconic royal family, the UK is a wealth of history and sophistication. Following the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 – a manifestation of international fairytale dreams – it is unsurprising that the nation is only increasing in popularity as a destination for elegant and exclusive celebrations.London, the thriving heart of the nation, will forever attract those looking for opulence and glamour. Hasty decisions, however, risk overlooking the vast array of alternative options. From romantic Highland castles to decadent country palaces, the UK exhibits some of the most beautiful and exclusive venues, and choosing between them is no easy endeavour.