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Rachel Southwood

Rachel Southwood is Wedding Ideas' head honcho, the Managing Director. This doesn't mean she sits in a fold-up chair with a megaphone though. Drive, ambition, passion, fun. Rachel has it in abundance.

First dance songs – Movie inspired moments

Choosing first dance songs is a great way to have some fun and get intimate with your new spouse on your wedding day. If you're...

How to keep children entertained and happy at weddings

Nowadays, many people are choosing to get married later in life, or second marriages are becoming more commonplace, so frequently children are being incorporated... Steed 400

Cherry and Adam had a gorgeous, summer wedding day full of...

Happy couple, Cherry and Adam, tied the knot in a summer wedding ceremony and had a seriously beautiful day! Adam loves to talk so when...

Is Malawi the perfect modern honeymoon destination?

African travel expert Marc Crouch looks at why Malawi is an unbeatable honeymoon destination... Welcome to the warm and welcoming land of Malawi. In this... Steed 400

World wedding traditions and some fun facts!

Have you ever wondered how wedding traditions vary around the world? We think it is fair to say if you’ve got as far as... c&rW442

A beautiful wedding with an enchanted garden theme

Charmaine and Ryan's beautiful wedding had a whimsical, enchanted garden theme, which suited Charmaine's dress perfectly. Charmaine thought Ryan was a “little bit cheeky” when...
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Experience the Lords of the Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds

Wedding Ideas' Ben heads up to the Cotswolds to experience the delights of Lord of the Manor Hotel… Defined by their rolling hills or 'wolds',...
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5 fabulous wedding stationery designs from Russet and Gray

Russet and Gray's wedding stationery collections are totally customisable to your big day – change colours, fonts and wording to suit your theme! They also...

Love is in the air at Rose Cottage

Valentine’s Day may be well and truly over for another year, but if love is still on the agenda, Rose Cottage could be just... Danielle & Jordan Colour-593

10 ways to deliver the perfect wedding speech

You’ve written it, you’ve rehearsed it and now you have to deliver it. Yikes! More people fear public speaking than being buried alive but...

Choosing your wedding venue – An interview with Michael Gledhill,...

Shortly after the shock and joy of the proposal, the giddy celebrations with friends and the initial two-week period when it’s (sort of) acceptable... 256

A truly elegant wedding for lovebirds, Laura and Colin

Laura and Colin had always dreamed of a seriously, elegant wedding day… and that's exactly what they got! When Laura met her Colin she “wanted...

10 reasons why this is the perfect location for a rustic...

Planning a rustic wedding day? Then we may have just found the perfect wedding venue for your special day! 1. Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa... weddingphotos (525 of 631)

A super pretty navy and pink wedding for this lovely couple

Sarah and Andy opted for a classy navy and pink wedding theme, with touches of beautiful bunting and birdcages. Sarah and Andy met back in... Sarah-Jorge-54

England meets Mexico for this fun, colourful wedding day!

This colourful wedding was a mixture of Mexico and England, with people travelling from all over the world to celebrate Sarah and Jorge's marriage! Sarah...

9 ultimate stag and hen do hotels for the best weekend

When planning a stag or hen do, you want everything to be perfect: the best location, great activities and – most importantly – the...

Get married at Burnham Beeches! Find out why we loved it…

Our Senior Art Worker Rob visited Burnham Beeches, an enchanting Georgian hideaway, just a 50 minute drive from London… With its acres of beautiful gardens,...

A wonderful wedding shoot full of rustic charm…

Located on the border of Kent and Sussex is the fantastic Scotney Castle, the perfect place for Creative Brides (and team) to shoot this... Cassandra Lane Photography_Fiona & Tom-93

A beautiful French wedding with delicate vintage touches

Fiona and Tom had a stunning French wedding, which includes tons of beautiful handmade details… Excited and giggly was how Fiona felt when she first...

6 of the biggest wedding cake trends from Sweet Hollywood

Renu Kaur Gill from Sweet Hollywood shares six of the biggest trends for wedding cakes. Ruffles For a seriously elegant look, skip the bold patterns and...

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