This scares me: one in six wedding guests admits to drink driving the morning after the big day. And we’re not talking about it enough.

Direct Line in collaboration with luxury wedding planner Mark Niemierko have launched a campaign to educate couples and wedding guests about drink driving after weddings. With around 220,000 marriages a year in England and Wales, and an average of 80 guests at each one, that suggests over a million journeys are made by a driver who could be over the limit, the day after a wedding.

Seasonal wedding style is so important for sustainable weddings. Tapping into Spring florals for your wedding can create the most incredible atmosphere. I’ve been so inspired by these beautiful images from Niemierko today I simply had to share them alongside ten top tips for styling a stunning Spring wedding!

1. Seasonal florals – always!

During the spring months of March, April and May, florists have access to beautiful British blooms. Lesser known flowers can take centre stage and give your wedding that unique look (and scent!) to make it an unforgettable occasion.

Every new year, without fail, the wedding media goes crazy about wedding trends. In 2024 the UK’s top wedding planner Mark Niemierko won the entire trends conversation with an instagram story that said “2024 wedding trends: whatever the fuck my couples want“. And you know what? That’s the vibe weddings need! Following trends is fine… but a wedding that honestly reflects you is worth its weight in gold and diamonds.

I had a lovely chat with Mark towards the end of 2023. We talked about wedding trends and what weddings might look like in 2024. Mark turned the whole trend thing beautifully on its head with a new perspective: that wedding style is more important than any trend.

Writing a wedding website means it’s second nature to me to question everything about weddings! But a lovely email from my friend Ross Willsher Photography got me thinking today.

If you’re new to the wedding world – say, for example, you’ve just got engaged – it can all be pretty confusing, especially when it comes to rules, regulations and traditions.


After a little while, you’ll realise many of the things you see at every wedding are optional. For example:

  • wedding rings
  • speeches
  • cutting the cake
  • a first dance
  • changing your name(s)

The world of luxury weddings is joyful to explore – if you are comfortable with your budget and happy with your own plans. Now I love to follow the best in our industry, and to see the amazing florals and lighting and show stopping outfits. But for me, the most amazing weddings aren’t just about opulence and spending for the sake of it – they’re about creativity and surprises and turning the whole wedding experience into something incredible.