I wanted to hug Lisa and Duncan when I read their interview for our blog. They told us, “We’re not big fans of the wedding hype!..Love and fun are all that matter! There is such unnecessary pressure on couples to have the ‘perfect day’.”

Lisa and Duncan planned an alternative wedding to suit them. Lisa's wearing a gold dress and a paper flower hair accessory, and Duncan's in a blue jacket with red tie. They're touching foreheads and smiling, with the sea behind them. By Benjamin Toms Photography in Kent

All images in this blog post are by Kent wedding photographer Benjamin Toms

The wedding media is HUGE, but printed magazines had a rough couple of years in 2021 and 2022. When weddings stopped and guest numbers were restricted, many major wedding magazines disappeared from our shops. The ‘wedding hype’ faded, just a little… and perhaps that’s no bad thing.

Your wedding day is probably going to be the biggest and most exciting day of your life, but with so many options to choose from when planning your big day, it can easily become one of the most wasteful too. If being sustainable is important to you as a couple, read on to discover some top eco-friendly wedding tips from Entertainment Nation that will not only help save the planet, but will also be kinder on your purse strings!

A guest article by Liam Collard Photography



Your wedding day is FINALLY here! You’re wearing a gorgeous gown, your husband or wife is looking absolutely stunning, the guests are abuzz and laughter fills the air. But somehow, things don’t turn out as you had hoped. As a London wedding photographer, I have seen this far too often.

What was meant to be a day filled with blissful moments has been riddled with a gazillion questions and fiascos thrown your way. Then just like that, the day ends and you don’t know where all the time went.

A guest article by our friends at Truly. Header image by York Place Studios

Back when our grandparents were tying the knot, dancing was a thing most people did regularly. Almost everyone could at least pull off a makeshift two-step, while others were used to having a full dance card every weekend.

Sadly, this tradition has largely faded away, which is why you and your better half might have considered taking a few dance lessons ahead of your big day.

While you’re preparing your moves, take a moment to consider your guests.

Weddings with plastic and waste are on the way out. It’s time for the industry to catch up: a mini revolution is on the way, and this time it’s not just about trends.

As redundant as polyester chair covers and barbie tiaras, single-use wedding items are starting to sit uncomfortably with couples and suppliers these days. We’re all looking for planet-friendly alternatives, and there are plenty if you just know where to look!

Image credits: Clare Randell. Stationery by Chloe Ainsley CreativeStyled shoot and full credits here