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Kate Thompson is a writer and wedding expert for Confetti.co.uk – the UK’s favourite wedding website and one-stop-shop for anyone planning a wedding in the UK or abroad.

Writing with knowledge, passion and insight on weddings, marriage and other lifestyle issues, Kate is often featured in the national press, on the radio and TV.
With an off-beat sense of humour and a philosophical view on life, her writing is thought-provoking, sometimes humorous and occasionally subversive.

Follow this column for more 'meaning of life and love' musings, wedding style and more.

Entries by Kate Thompson

Bride Marries in Intensive Care Unit

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2014 | (12:28)

On Monday 3rd March Hayley Ann Thomas, married fiance, David Clarke in front of friends and family in a very unusual setting: the intensive care unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor, North Wales.

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Hayley, 26, had been planning to marry the...

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Weddings and the Curse of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (11:28)

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."

Weddings are full of superstition. As a superstitious society we are more likely to expect bad luck to strike on Friday 13th than any other date. Indeed the fear of the number 13 even has a name, albeit one most of us...

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Having it All - The Career, The Kids and Your Sanity

(2) Comments | Posted 30 July 2013 | (00:00)

"You can have it all. Just not all at once." Oprah Winfrey


We can 'have it all' - a career and a family. No one, however, said it would be easy. It is a feminist issue and one that will have the likes of Katie ('Tyler') Hopkins and...

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Tootsie Talks - Beauty, Body Image and the Feminine Ideal

(13) Comments | Posted 10 July 2013 | (10:03)

"She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her." Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women


Yesterday Dustin Hoffman's emotional interview about his role in the 1982 film Tootsie went viral on social media sites...

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Falling in Love

(1) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (00:00)

Love is intoxicating. Falling head over heels in love will make your soul sing, it is a spiritual experience, a wonderful mystery of life. We want it to last forever, though are not the most beautiful things in life so often the most short-lived? 'The brightest light burns for the...

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Same-Sex Love and Weddings

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (16:29)

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"The personal is political" - that's what we heard in the '60s. Now it seems the political has become personal with the very heated controversy over the same sex marriage bill. It's suddenly no longer just the 'live and let live and love' argument....

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Secrets to a Successful Marriage

(45) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (00:00)

"The whole purpose of a husband and wife is that when hard times knock at the door you should be able to embrace each other." Nelson Mandela

Disney has a lot to answer for when it comes to our first ideas of love and marriage. Expectations of 'boy meets girl'...

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Daringly Different Wedding Dresses

(1) Comments | Posted 22 February 2013 | (23:00)

You are unique. You have a style of your own, be it fashionably on-trend for each season, rebelliously 'alternative', Goth, Biker or Boho... These days, even Geek is chic! We are all one of a kind, and we want our wedding to be different and memorable in its own right,...

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Seven Sexy and Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas

(3) Comments | Posted 8 February 2013 | (23:00)

Valentine's Day... commercial cliché or the perfect excuse for that stunning red corset you've been lusting after, and then an early night? Whatever you think of Valentine's Day, with its printed cards and over-priced flowers, it is the one day of the year we are all focused on love. How...

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The Spirit of Christmas Ain't Just a Liqueur

(0) Comments | Posted 21 December 2012 | (12:04)

Christmas... it's not just for children; the true spirit of Christmas is about peace and love. So, with that in mind, I'm not going to offer you style inspiration, this year, on how to make your winter wonderland look even more enchanting, I'd like to give you something...

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Magic Knickers - An Alluring Illusion

(3) Comments | Posted 13 October 2012 | (00:00)

Ladies, it's magic! It's magic! No, ok it's not rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic I'm talking about those big pants that suck in your fat. Sounds sexy, doesn't it? In the days of Bridget Jones' Diary, 'magic knickers' were anything but sexy - they were beige apple catchers that would attract a man...

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Bridezilla, the Disinterested Groom and Other Tales

(1) Comments | Posted 8 September 2012 | (00:00)

For some couples their wedding day is a wonderful, romantic adventure - two soul mates 'becoming one' forever, their families joined in harmony. For others, the wedding is not so much 'A Whole Lotta Love', as the beginning of an avalanche of emotional anguish, aggrivation and annoyance...

Your engagement...

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Wild and Wonderful Wedding Venues

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2012 | (00:00)

A Tarzan style tree-house and an Arabian tent were probably not on the list when you came to booking your wedding reception. These days, anything goes and you don't have to hire the local snooker hall or stately home to entertain your guests. If you want something that reflects a...

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Honeymoons, MoneyMoons and Honey Money

(1) Comments | Posted 12 July 2012 | (00:00)

We've all heard stories of 'honeymoon heaven' and 'honeymoon hell'. Well, I grew up with tales of my mum and dad's 'non-honeymoon' being spent in their hometown of south London - 'on my grandparents' living room floor.'

It was 1967 and, like most couples of their time, they hadn't...

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Grow Old Gracefully - The Best is Yet to Come

(3) Comments | Posted 20 June 2012 | (00:00)

Ageing, it comes to us all. It creeps up slowly and before we know it, we're officially middle aged with a face and figure to match. I have just turned 40, after a tumultuous couple of years in which I have lost people I love and had cancer myself. I...

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All You Need Is Love - The Budget Cheat's Guide to a Cheaper Wedding

(3) Comments | Posted 1 June 2012 | (00:00)

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What does your perfect wedding look like? Perhaps it features Robert Pattinson/Cheryl Cole/your fiancé(e) (delete as appropriate) in sumptuous luxury at a seven-star Dubai hotel, a sophisticated evening soiree at the London Ritz, or sand in...

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Wedding Night Sex: How to Make Your Wedding Go With a Bang!

(5) Comments | Posted 14 May 2012 | (00:00)

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Get married and you'll never have sex again. That's what they say anyway. Perhaps that's why so many of us now wait till later in life to tie the knot. Do we fear that...
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