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I designed these invitations for something entirely different, but don’t you think they’re perfect for a winter wedding? As January looms and the days are crisp and frosty we’re all looking for warming colours: plum and gold are perfect for this time of year. Add a few gold accents and some wonderfully soft duck egg blues… this is styling heaven. If you’re considering colours to warm your winter wedding, this palette is all kinds of magical.

Calligraphy for a winter wedding Image credit Melissa Beattie Photography (15)

Images by the fabulous Melissa Beattie Photography

Invitations and stationery which have that unique, personal touch are the very best you can buy. For intimate weddings I recommend calligraphy: whether you order handwritten invitations or envelope addressing, your guests will adore the hand lettered touch.

Calligraphy for a winter wedding Image credit Melissa Beattie Photography (7)

For a larger wedding it’s more cost effective to have your invitations printed, but you can still add beautiful lettering. Choose handwritten place names, escort cards or even envelope addressing for your invites. I offer all of these services to my couples on my other website Calligraphy for Weddings.

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Luxury can come in small packages, you know…. and when wedding magazines quote the ‘average’ price of a wedding I always take those stats with a pinch of salt (or to be honest, a chuckle and a roll of the eyes) – because savvy brides and grooms know wedding style isn’t about having everything. It’s about carefully choosing just a few key statement pieces.

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Today’s shoot looks super luxurious, but shows how a select few suppliers can turn your day into a memorable occasion. Forget stationery, forget wedding cars, forget favours and handcrafted place settings. Today’s shoot is all about the location: Cliveden House inspired every detail. It’s all about the dress, the bouquet and having a venue which doesn’t need a lot of decoration… which will cut your wedding budget massively.

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Wedding planner Meghan from Extraordinary Days coordinated today’s shoot with a few key details from quality suppliers. I hope you love it: and I hope it inspires you to cut down on details and focus on elegance and simplicity in a setting which provides all the romance and luxury you could ever need.

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Morning lovelies! For those of you in the London area I have a quick announcement for you today – from bridal designer Emma Hunt‘s lovely team in London. There will be a one-stop bridal sample sale at Fulham Palace on 12 January, and you’re invited!

The sample sale is your chance to find couture wedding dresses by Emma Hunt, Gillian Million’s sparkling accessories, beautiful shoes by Emmy and elegant Mother-of-the-Bride outfits from Katja Nuutinen, all in one place and at up to 50% off, for one day only!

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Fulham Palace will kindly open their doors for the sample sale from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 12 January 2014, while the on site café and beautiful gardens will also be open so that you and your Mums, sisters and best girls can make it a special day out – just right as a treat for a mid-January Sunday!

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For anyone travelling from outside of London, find directions here:

Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA fulhampalace.org
Local parking is available.