Embrace imperfection, which will happen anyway, regardless of how much you stress about it, and your day will be so much more memorable and fun. I'm not advocating that it should fall into complete chaos or that anyone gets injured, at least not seriously, but make wriggle room for the day to be warm and human
We must teach our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters that it's not about finding the right spouse, rather, being the right spouse. Every successful marriage has a goal which both spouses journey towards.
I don't know many photographers who would turn down a Las Vegas elopement or the opportunity to travel further afield to shoot an amazing wedding (that would be daft!) but more often than not wedding photographers tend to shoot in and around the area within which they live, which is no bad thing!
So I searched locally for the dogs in my area and there were plenty of all shapes and sizes, but one handsome man caught my eye. Sue, Bertie's owner, had just moved to the village so we messaged a few times and decided to meet. As they say, the rest is history.
Most cheap artists are used to applying an "instagram brow" and "heavy contour" when you want a very soft and natural look, they will not be able to cater that look for you as they are not accustomed to doing it.
Aside from the most obvious tips of not being hungover and getting up late, I've put together my 10 top tips for your wedding day. 1. Eat a nice breakfast full of protein that will keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Potentially, brides can go long periods without any food so this is very important.
I know it's only symbolic in this day and age, but it comes from a time and a place where it wasn't so, and women were given - dowry and all - to the highest bidder. Married, divorced, widowed, single, in a relationship, we don't need to be 'given away' to know that we're worth millions to ourselves, and whoever is lucky enough to be in our lives.
The run up to Christmas is a golden time for engagement ring sales. If you listen carefully on Britain's high streets you can hear jewellers rubbing their hands together as clueless shoppers wander the streets looking for the perfect diamond ring in preparation for a New Year's proposal.
Your wedding day is a celebration of your commitment to each other. The people there should be happy to celebrate with you over a five-course meal, or a burger and fries. It is about the love, not the day.
To an outsider, my wedding was the same as every other wedding that season. Same wedding decorations, same flowers, same everything. I deprived myself of the excitement of looking at different designs, flicking through bridal magazines and pinning every beautiful wedding idea on pinterest. All because I saw wedding planning as just a task to be completed.
The girl who travels spent her teenage years plotting her escape; knowing that the simple life of 9-5 would leave her unfulfilled. Geography lessons excited her; she dreamt that one day she might climb that volcano, see the Great Barrier Reef for herself or step foot on the recently created lava islands that form the Galapagos.
When you've fought for your life, it's hard to plan too far ahead and rest your happiness on one day in the future. So, when we started talking about our wedding earlier this year, I knew there was only one way to do it. There wouldn't be an aisle. There wouldn't be a first dance. There wouldn't be a day in the Cotswolds.
Our perception of beauty and desire to be 'seen' starts when we are little. It is a learned behaviour, moulded by what society and our mainstream media portrays as beautiful or desirable.
There are a few ways in which you can make your wedding more environmentally friendly or 'green' without it costing the Earth. Small decisions can have a huge impact! And before you stop reading, I'm not going to suggest you get married in a field and then go foraging for berries! Nor will it cost you any more, actually my suggestions will likely save you some money!
Anyone who has gone through the wedding planning process knows that not only is this one of the most exciting times, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Firstly you are basically juggling two jobs, your normal job during the day and event planning in the evening! If that wasn't enough, you then have the added pressure of being 'wedding ready' for your big day
Well ladies and gents, we've talked about nice things like 'How NOT to buy a wedding dress' and 'Wedding Traditions', I figured it's time I got down and dirty with the TRUTH about wedding planning!