To make the most of your wedding ceremony, it is important to understand the difference between the legal requirements for a wedding and the ceremonial aspects. Normally, both parts are done at the same time at a church (or other religious venue), a register office or “approved premises”.
However, you are free to separate the two ...Read more
The Old Milking Parlour, Cavokay House
March 26, 2018
I met up with my September wedding couple at The Old Milking Parlour, Cavokay House on a grey Saturday. This is a lovely rural venue for bespoke weddings and civil partnerships near Henstridge in Somerset. Despite the British weather it was clear that this is a magical venue for a wedding; inside the parlour with ...Read more
Wedding Fayre 2018 at Walton Park
January 18, 2018
Time flies and it’s already time for another Wedding Fayre at the wonderful Walton Park Hotel, in Clevedon. It is on the 4th of February but, sadly, this year I will not be able to take part. Last year’s Bank Holiday wedding at the Walton Park was wonderful, and memorable also for having been the hottest ...Read more
Second Tuscan Wedding Fair
October 18, 2017
Looking forward to catching up with Alessandro and Stefano at www.tuscanyphotographers and meeting with local wedding planners. The previous event was a great success.
A celebrant-led ceremony is still a new idea in Italy but I hope that couples choosing Tuscany for their wedding will see this as a chance to make their ‘special’ day even ...Read more
Red Maple Photography
October 17, 2017
Alicia Garfield from Red Maple Photography took the photos for Alison and Des’s wedding at the Walton Park. Great shots of everyone involved but especially the ‘starry’ evening one.
Walton Park Hotel
September 1, 2017
Thank you to everyone at the Walton Park for making Alison and Des’s wedding look so great. Marie took care of the music, the garden looked wonderful and on the hottest Bank holiday on record, we all made the most of the glorious sunshine and the lawns for after ceremony drinks.
Alison & Des at the Walton Park Hotel
August 27, 2017
Alison and Des certainly chose the best day of the year for their beautiful wedding in the garden of the Walton Park Hotel. It was the hottest bank holiday Sunday on record so luckily the late afternoon ceremony kept us cool. The theme was a little on the starry side with music from Star wars and ...Read more
Ben & Alexis at Maunsel House
July 22, 2017
Plans for a ceremony under our flower arbour and the Old Oak Tree were abandoned when the wind and rain simply wouldn’t stop. Luckily we had the beautiful ballroom in Maunsel House to use with its mirrors, chandeliers and urns of elegant flowers.
It was a lovely personal and moving ceremony with the bride’s father praying ...Read more
July 21, 2017
Maunsel House in Somerset is set in 100 acres of stunning parkland. If you are looking for an intimate church ceremony then the candle-lit Saxon chapel of St Michael’s Church is within walking distance of the house. Or make the most of the beautiful manor house and grounds. Steeped in history
Alfred the Great stopped ...Read more
Thanks from Olivia and Tom
July 18, 2017
Thank you so much for organising and delivering such a perfect ceremony for us. It was incredibly thoughtful and personal to us and that was truly down to your hard work!
See Tom and Olivia at Old Oak Farm for pictures.
A Wedding in Città della Pieve
July 18, 2017
We went for an ice cream in our main square, opposite the Duomo, and it was full of wedding guests. Everyone was awaiting the arrival of the bridal party. The groom and his mother were at the door, and he was holding the bride’s bouquet in readiness to greet his bride and her father.
When she ...Read more
Tom and Olivia at Old Oak Farm
May 21, 2017
Lovely wedding at Old Oak Farm, Curry Rivel. Thanks to Rebecca at the farm for creating such a lovely rustic setting for Tom and Olivia’s wedding on Saturday. Despite the rubbish weather threatening to drench us all at any moment, the Farm, set in 9 acres of beautiful rolling countryside and surrounded by Jacob sheep ...Read more
Old Oak Farm
May 8, 2017
There’s a wedding on the horizon and I thought I would visit the venue as I have not been there before. Nestled along a country lane in the village of Curry Rivel in Somerset, Old Oak Farm is now offering a magical new marquee – actually that is an understatement as it is more like a ...Read more
Nice Day for a White Wedding
April 26, 2017
Firstly, a huge thank you to Alessandro and Stefano (of Tuscany Photographers) for arranging a wonderful evening of entertainment for their Wedding Showcase event last week. This was to help promote weddings and special celebrations in the beautiful city of Arezzo and in the nearby mediaeval Castello di Valenzano in Subbiano.
We met up with various ...Read more
Wedding Fair Tuscan Style
March 21, 2017
While on a visit to Arezzo, we were wandering around the main square and noticed a bride and groom seated at a table. There was a photographer there but a shortage of guests so I thought I would ask if I too could take a photo for my celebrant website.
It turned out that they were photographers ...Read more
Wedding Fair at Walton Park Hotel
February 19, 2017
Thank you Best Western Walton Park Hotel, for the Wedding Fair invitation. Nice to see the wedding team, Pat and Marie, and glad to hear that they are still busy with bookings for their lovely rooms and garden with fantastic Bristol Channel views.
Well attended by fellow wedding suppliers. Such great suppliers and all local. Let’s hope ...Read more