Why this North East bride has chosen to make her own wedding dress

Angela Nesbitt, from Cullercoats, is due to be married for the second time next month and is taking the plunge in making her own wedding dress. Despite now working as a bereavement coordinator for Macmillan, Angela previously worked as a seamstress for nine years at a small design studio in Newcastle, after training in dressmaking and tailoring … More Why this North East bride has chosen to make her own wedding dress

Top tips to make huge savings on your wedding according to the Money Saving Expert

Money Saving Expert’s senior writer, Sally Francis, shares advice on how to cut down costs for your wedding. “Don’t be afraid to haggle on elements of your wedding, whether that means getting money off things like rings or having something extra thrown in such as button holes when arranging your flowers.” When it comes to … More Top tips to make huge savings on your wedding according to the Money Saving Expert

The Cake Place owner on wedding trends and her weirdest creations

Jo Johnston, owner of The Cake Place decided four years ago to have a drastic change of career from her job as a dental nurse, finally taking the plunge and opening a cake shop in South Shields. Now alongside her mum (who taught her to bake) she runs ‘The Cake Place’ baking an array of celebration … More The Cake Place owner on wedding trends and her weirdest creations

Three amazing wedding hair styles that are so easy even you can do them at home, courtesy of Love Maegan!

The flower-crown up-do: This gorgeous hair style is super easy to do and perfect for any event. And, all you need is an elastic flower hair band! Step one: Put on your elastic flower crown on just like the picture above. Step two: Starting with the sides of your hair, grab the ends of your … More Three amazing wedding hair styles that are so easy even you can do them at home, courtesy of Love Maegan!

Why your body shape doesn’t matter when wedding dress shopping

When looking for the dream dress brides often think it’s important to look at what body type you are, in order to find the most flattering wedding dress. However, Kerri from wedding shop, Bridal Indulgence, believes that “wedding dresses are very different to everyday dresses and brides are often surprised by what shape suits them.” … More Why your body shape doesn’t matter when wedding dress shopping

Ethically sourced wedding rings – what they are and why you need one

 It’s easy to forget that most products we buy on the high street are at the end of a long chain of farmers and miners, exporters, processors and manufacturers. This includes everything from cosmetics to wedding rings. Alistair Menzies, Sales Director at Traidcraft, explains what ethically sourced means and why it’s important to buy Fairtrade. “Buying ethically sourced … More Ethically sourced wedding rings – what they are and why you need one

The best products for your big day and how to keep your skin healthy

Madeline Jones, make-up artist and owner of ‘Wedding Paint’ talks about all things make-up and how to make your skin its best for your big day. After completing a make-up course at The London College of Fashion, Madeline Jones was head-hunted by big companies and brands. Luckily for her, she caught the attention of the Bobbi … More The best products for your big day and how to keep your skin healthy

Conflict expert shares advice in handling arguments

After working as a divorce and family mediator for more than ten years, Suzanne Petryshyn from Peak Conflict knows a thing or two about coping and preventing arguments in relationships.  Here’s what she says are the best ways to calm down a heated situation and how to putting measure in place to stop conflict happening.  “Establishing healthy … More Conflict expert shares advice in handling arguments

How to make your very own soap favours for under £30

Cut down the cost of wedding favours and give them a personal touch by making your very own soap roses in six easy steps! You will need: 1kg of ‘melt and pour’ soap base (£6-7) One 12-pack of silicone rose soap moulds (£7) One bottle of soap fragrance (£4) Three bottles of soap colourants (£4) … More How to make your very own soap favours for under £30