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This will be a quick blog post as I’ve left my weekly update until…. argh it’s 11:41 on Sunday morning (I like to be organised but it’s just too sunshiney!)

Here we go for weekly readers – the week that’s just flown by:

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Photo Shmoto blue wedding inspirationMorning everyone! Hope you’re having a good day already, I know I am – it’s all systems go with a fab wedding calligraphy order today. I’m feeling sunny inside and loving my work!

Here’s hoping I can pass some of these smiley vibes to you! How? With a bit of wedding inspiration for you…

Yesterday on the English Wedding blog I featured Lisa and Dean’s fab alternative wedding, which Photo Shmoto‘s Laura submitted to me a couple of weeks ago. I loved the style of their day and thought you’d love a separate feature, a ‘get the look’ blog post with those lovely electric and pastel blues and lots of yummy vintage details.

So today English Wedding blog and wedding photographers Photo Shmoto bring you this fabulous mega inspiration board in vintage blues. Enjoy!

electric blue vintage wedding inspiration board

electric blue vintage wedding inspiration board

Get the look! Lisa and Dean’s electric blue vintage inspired wedding tips

  1. Match your vibrant personality with a bold look: smoky eyes, red lippy and vintage jewellery – don’t be shy!

279 Days to Go

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It has been a busy week on my blog but not with my wedding. I was supposed to be receiving a sample wedding invitation this week but it hasn’t come yet. I will post a quick picture when it arrives!

One thing that made me smile this week was seeing my wedding dress in You & Your Wedding! I was just turning the pages and there it was, being used to advertise a bridal salon in Blackpool! That made me smile!

I’ve been looking at wedding photos this week. A friend of mine got married at the end of June at the same venue I’m getting married in next April. It was so lovely seeing all her wedding pictures, it was almost like seeing what my wedding will be like! Plus, she looked stunning and her dress was gorgeous!

So, I was thinking a lot about good wedding pictures. There are a few must have shots for wedding albums that every bride and groom need.

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Right, everything is getting quite (very) busy! I wrote a to-do list off the top of my head and it had around 50 things on it… with only 28 days left AND I’m working full time. Help!

Anyway, here are a handful of new things to share, in no particular order..

Something I’ve been quite excited to share, my guestbook idea! I saw the idea of guestbook cards to fill in on a site somewhere ages ago (don’t ask where I’ll never be able to remember!), and messed around on Illustrator and came up with these instead of a traditional guestbook. We’ll leave them out with a jam jar of pens, ask people to fill them in before leaving them in a vintage suitcase. After the wedding I’ll put them into a scrapbook making a keepsake of our day, hopefully we’ll get some interesting entries!

I got Viv some new red sandals to be our flowergirl, I wanted to ‘funk’ her outfit up a bit and I’m wearing red shoes so thought it would be cute if she half matched! They also go with her headband I showed you all before.

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Dean and Lisa met at a wedding, fell in love and got married earlier this year. Wedding photographers Photo Shmoto jumped at the opportunity to photograph a quirky wedding and likewise I loved all the little touches – and of course Lisa and Dean’s fabulously individual style.

The wedding was at Edes House in Chichester followed by the reception at No 12 wine bar & restaurant in the centre of town.

The colour scheme for Dean and Lisa’s wedding was blue; the theme was most definitely individuality and personality – these two are fab! From this lovely pic of Dean’s thin blue tie and rose / gypsophila buttonhole we skip to…

Trainers! That’s Dean in the middle and I say to hell with formality – if you’re comfy in trainers then don’t torture your feet on your wedding day. If shiny shoes aren’t your thing, then break the rules and wear a sparkling new pair of adidas!

UK wedding magazine inside pages
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So we’ve found out – very methodically – which is the best UK wedding magazine and why. We’ve looked at each of the best UK wedding magazines in turn and picked out their best bits (and only gently hinted at their worst bits!) Time to think about YOU now…

The best UK wedding magazine for you?

best uk wedding magazines the reviewSome of the wedding magazines have really in-depth articles, some have short and sweet little features you can read on the train.

Some are upmarket and full of stylish and expensive ideas, others focus on DIY ideas and affordable products you can buy for your wedding.

Some have tons of real weddings; some have only a few. Some have over 200 pages of adverts while others have fewer than 40.

Every bride and groom are different. Every wedding is unique. Every wedding magazine will appeal more to some of you than to others. Based on the results of the UK Wedding Magazine Review, here are some tips to help you find YOUR best UK wedding magazine!

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On a whim I bought 10 7″ vinyls from eBay this week for the bargainous price of 99p with the view of somehow turning them into table names. I’ve always wanted names above simple table numbers as I thought we could turn names into another personal touch. After much discussion we decided to use songs which are relevant to us, and have marked a moment in our relationship, for instance “In the morning” by Razorlight as it as the first song we danced to the night we met, and “Dreams” by The Cranberries as it was played the night we got engaged.

During a lull at work I came across some brown wrapping paper, and lazily cut out a circle to fit the centre of a vinyl which I had in my bag (my bag is full of all sorts of rubbish- I have no idea why I happened to carry one to work, there certainly isn’t a casual record player for a quick disco in the print factory).

Cheshire Bride magazine
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I included a couple of regional wedding magazines in my review of the best UK wedding magazines. I appreciate you won’t all be familiar with Cheshire Bride, but most counties have their own publications so this represents them.

Cheshire Bride magazine: a review

Issue compared: 2011 edition
Cover price: £4.50

  • 292 pages
  • 77 pages of real weddings
  • 9 pages of advice and feature articles
  • 7 other non-selling pages (contents etc)
  • 4 pages of product ideas
  • 195 pages of advertisements
  • 67% of the magazine pages are ads

Cheshire Bride magazine

I have to give this regional wedding magazine credit for having so many real weddings: with 77 pages of them this is pretty impressive. It works out at a quarter of the entire magazine pages – the others only have around 10%.

I found it really hard to pick out advertorial in Cheshire Bride magazine – there are a lot of ads and many of these contain advice within the advertisement itself. This isn’t a criticism: the adverts offer useful advice and information!

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You step into WHSmith… you head for the pink bit… you clutch your purse eagerly… time to choose a wedding magazine or two.

Over in the boys’ section, they’re all skulking about, flicking through their fishing / biking / gaming magazines to see what’s inside. Some look as though they’ve been there an hour or two already.

But you can’t do that! In the pink section, all the magazines are in bags. The only way to guess at what’s inside is the covers… and every one is full of promises: 1000 amazing dress ideas! 50 tricks to save money! 20 things your groom should know! 101 wedding secrets you can’t live without!

If you’re stuck at this point you need to…

Discover your wedding magazine style

wedding photography by Ali LovegroveWhich of these profiles fits you best? Join me for a bit of a giggle – this isn’t meant as a serious blog post! Find your personality and discover your wedding magazine style right here!

Cosmopolitan Bride magazine
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The latest installment in my UK wedding magazine review: Cosmopolitan Bride is – as you’d expect – fashion-led, stylish and young at heart. With fewer pages than most UK wedding magazines and more of a focus on aesthetics and trends, it’s one to buy if you’re looking for a wedding mag that’s a bit different.

Cosmopolitan Bride magazine: a review

Issuse compared: April / May 2011
Cover price: £3.99

  • 180 pages
  • 18 pages of real weddings
  • 13 pages of advice and feature articles
  • 6 other non-selling pages (contents etc)
  • 59 pages of product ideas
  • 84 pages of advertisements
  • 47% of the magazine pages are ads

Cosmopolitan Bride magazine

Cosmopolitan Bride is the most lighthearted of the larger wedding magazines. It’s beautifully designed with fabulous shoots and is definitely a coffee table magazine.

Fewer pages than most of the UK wedding magazines reviewed meant fewer articles, but the features on wedding planning snags, chic modern hen night ideas and the bridal survival guide were good – plenty to read if you want to snuggle up with a wedding magazine and a cuppa.

email from mother in law to bride june 2011 daily mail
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The Telegraph and Daily Mail are today reporting on an email sent from a mother in law to her son’s bride. It’s not a nice story but one that gets me thinking and I’d love to hear your opinions on this one!

email from mother in law to bride june 2011 daily mail

Source: the Daily Mail (mother in law email to bride article)

Allegedly the mother in law emailed her son’s fiancée with a list of complaints about her behaviour saying:

  • she lacked good manners
  • she should attend finishing school
  • she’d be a great candidate for Ladette to Lady
  • she didn’t try hard enough to fit in with the family
  • hiring a castle for the wedding was ‘brash, celebrity style behaviour’
  • her parents should have saved more for their daughter’s wedding

The girl was shocked to receive the email and forwarded it to a couple of friends… and so the story began – it’s now being shared all over the world!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009518/Bride-left-red-faced-email-criticising-future-mother-law-goes-viral.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8607132/Mother-in-laws-email-about-future-brides-uncouth-behaviour-goes-viral.html

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Another regional wedding magazine is Your [insert county here!] Wedding. County wedding magazines cover most of the country so this was a great title to include in the review representing regional wedding magazines. My local one is Your Manchester Wedding, but if you’re in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bristol, Somerset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Kent, London, South Wales, Surrey, Sussex or the West Midlands you can get this one where you live too.

Your Manchester Wedding Magazine: a review

Issue compared: February / March 2011
Cover price: £2.95

  • 103 pages
  • 8 pages of real weddings
  • 14 pages of advice and feature articles
  • 19 other non-selling pages (contents etc)
  • 27 pages of product ideas
  • 35 pages of advertisements
  • 34% of the magazine pages are ads

This is a nicely balanced wedding magazine, with fewer pages than most but with as many articles and advice pages as most of the best national wedding magazines.

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