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Good morning everyone! What a week it’s been – I’m kind of hoping you’re snuggled up in your PJs (like me!) on this chilly Saturday morning, and enjoying a little lie-in while you read the blog! Today’s advice covers the first steps in finding inspiration for your wedding – so if you’re wondering where and how the ideas will come to you, you’re about to find out!
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Every girl has her wedding mapped out in her head long before she is actually engaged, or even long before she meets the man she intends to marry – or so it goes. In reality, the idea that women spend their days planning every minute detail of the ‘best day of their life’ perhaps isn’t as true as some make it out to be.

Finding inspiration for your perfect wedding

While some women will have a plan covering the intricacies of their ceremony long in advance of their big day, the stresses of daily life often mean that the first time a woman properly thinks about her wedding is the day she gets engaged.

Vintage Wedding Accessory Guide
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Good morning everybody! I hope you’re having a lovely break from it all. Shall we escape to the world of weddings for a moment or two this morning? Yes, lets… because I have another great article from Queens & Bowl for you today. Vintage wedding accessories – an introduction especially for any brides-to-be who are getting started on your very own wedding planning adventure! Enjoy. Claire xxx

The festive period is one of the most popular times for couples to get engaged, the romance of the season spurring thousands of loving guys (and girls!) to get down on one knee and pop the question!

Vintage Wedding Accessory Guide

So the chances are there are a quite few new brides-to-be out there who, following the champagne and the emotional phone call to Mum and Dad, are facing the daunting prospect of actually planning a wedding.

Post-proposal, there are a lot of things to think about and the chances are you’re going to be hit with a whole lot of information over the next few months as you start to try and piece together your wedding!

Xmas Wedding
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Hey there! I’m afraid I make no apologies for plunging head first into Christmas from this point onwards! We’re going full-on festive here at English Wedding Blog – and I have a perfect article this morning for anyone planning a Christmas wedding to enjoy. Thanks as ever to Kate from Queens & Bowl for sharing this one – it’ll have you feeling inspired, snuggly and festive in minutes. Enjoy!

Xmas Wedding

Christmas is just around the corner and I’m sure you’re just as excited as I am and hopefully not too stressed with last minute present shopping (take a look at my gift guide if you need any help)!

Despite some of the more stressful aspects of the period, Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy – just like a wedding! As such, there are a lot of marriages at this time of year and for good reason too: a Christmas-themed wedding combines all the joy of the festive period with all the joy of the happiest day of your life.

Viva Bridal Earrings
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Hello my lovely readers! I hope you’re having a lovely week so far. I am handing over the reins of English Wedding Blog this morning, to my lovely sponsors over at Queens & Bowl. Kate is offering you a fabulous 15% discount this morning (and until the 20th of December), so it’s a perfect time to discover these gorgeous new vintage wedding accessories and save some pennies too! Enjoy! Claire x

Lana Feather Hairclip

Before I start, can I just say a huge thank you to Richard and Katey for choosing Queens & Bowl to provide a handmade vintage headpiece to top off Katey’s outfit. You can read more and see all the pics from their amazing wedding day right here.

Now, although I’m very proud of the collection of vintage wedding accessories, jewellery and shoes I’ve put together at Queens & Bowl, I’m always on the lookout for the latest gorgeous pieces from designers to add to my range.

Vintage Wedding Accessories
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My favourite guest blog posts of the moment are all about the accessories… here’s another which is inspiring and full of great, real, honest advice! Queens & Bowl really know their stuff, and after reading this advice article about vintage wedding accessories for the first time I was smiling and wishing I could spend today shopping for a bit of vintage inspired sparkle! I have a feeling you’re about to experience the same thing – and if you’re planning a shopping trip soon, I wish I could go with you! Thanks as always to Queens & Bowl for sharing such great tips and advice 🙂

Vintage Wedding AccessoriesVintage wedding accessories: a buyer’s guide

As lovely as they are, a love of vintage wedding accessories isn’t often the main reason couples choose to have a vintage-themed wedding. It could be a love of the music of that era, admiration of vintage fashion icons or even falling in love with a particular dress but rarely will someone choose an entire theme on the basis of liking jewellery from a certain era.