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

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

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

Why more couples are choosing to choreograph their first dance

It’s a growing trend to get professional lessons in order to wow guests for the first dance, with some couples even trying to copy a famous routine, including likes of Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan who opted for a Dirty Dancing-esque number on their big day.  We spoke to Amanda, from Amanda Nicole’s School of Dance in … More Why more couples are choosing to choreograph their first dance

The tricks to a successful relationship as told by members of the public

Whether it’s not going to bed on a bad note or simply communicating. Everyone has some relationship advice to offer. We asked the following people for their secrets to a successful partnership. “It’s a cliché, but don’t go to bed on an argument. There is no need. Sort it out and come to terms with each … More The tricks to a successful relationship as told by members of the public

Meet the photographer behind this amazing Game of Thrones inspired photoshoot

It even had its own direwolf. With season seven of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones lurking just around the corner, it seems only fitting that one photographer used the show as inspiration for a fantasy-filled wedding shoot. Now, I know what you’re thinking. The last thing you want to have is a Game of Thrones wedding … More Meet the photographer behind this amazing Game of Thrones inspired photoshoot

Real Life: Why this bride chose to do her own make up on the big day

Let’s be honest- why shouldn’t brides choose to do their own make up for their wedding, it’s totally cost efficient and who knows your face and likes and dislikes better than yourself? This is exactly what Ella Jane Brookbanks from Cheshire did for her wedding: “I got married in Jamaica, so I didn’t want or … More Real Life: Why this bride chose to do her own make up on the big day

Meet the bride who made her own favours, invites, accessories and more- and saved a fortune in the process

When Denise Thompson first got a quote for the invitations for her wedding, she was shocked at the price. So this inspired her to make her own and practically everything else you could think of. Denise and Neil Thompson have been together since March 2014 after first meeting on a night out in Newcastle and on a … More Meet the bride who made her own favours, invites, accessories and more- and saved a fortune in the process

Real Life: “My Grama Made My Wedding Dress!”

Meet Judah Thomson, the bride whose Grama made her dream wedding dress. Judah and Luke are what you would call childhood sweethearts. After meeting Luke through a mutual friend at the tender age of 14 on a holiday to Scotland, their love story began: “My family and I were visiting Scotland after moving to Africa, … More Real Life: “My Grama Made My Wedding Dress!”