I was so pleased to see this beautiful wedding pop into my inbox! As we’re in the middle of what feels like the longest heat wave the UK has ever seen, it seems like a lovely time to celebrate the good weather with this beautiful festival styled wedding. All photos captured by the lovely Emma at Pacific Curd Photography.
Aaron and Leigh were married on the 21st June at the Withiam Friary Church, followed by their amazing festival reception in a big field in Hisomley.
The couple first met at college but didn’t start dating until they bumped into each other on a night out in the city of Bath. Aaron and Leigh celebrated their amazing wedding with a huge red marquee and a pig roast for all of their guests.
Having originally set a budget of £1,000 for their festival style wedding, Aaron and Leigh ended up spending a total of around £6,500 so that they could encompass all of the festival details that they wanted. And they celebrated their honeymoon after the wedding at Glastonbury Festival! Perfect 🙂
I absolutely love Leigh’s choice of accessories – the hippy arm and brow bands look perfect teamed with her lovely tumbling hair style and the sparkle keeps her whole look very modern.
I’m so pleased that the sun had it’s hat on for this beautiful festival style wedding!
All photos care of Pacific Curd Photography. Photography packages start from £600. You can contact Emma via her website here for wedding enquiries: http://www.pacificcurdphotography.co.uk/
Weddings can be expensive, so for you budget savvy couples out there finding good quality wedding suppliers that don’t charge the earth, is key.
First stop is the diamond engagement ring - the icing on the cake of many a romantic proposal – and the item everyone wants to see once you have made the big announcement!
Rather than heading to the high street, there are lots of good offers to be had online for those looking for a diamond engagement ring.
Bigger Diamonds 4 Less is an online diamond jewellery specialist that offers some of the lowest priced diamonds around.
Whilst the diamond rings they sell are some of the cheapest around, the quality of their products and the service they provide is far from budget.
Bigger Diamonds 4 Less offer all customers a 14 day ‘no quibble’ money back guarantee, independently certified diamonds, free re-sizing and free insured delivery. And on top of this, all of their diamonds are hand selected so quality is guaranteed and all diamonds are sourced through ethical suppliers.
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Check them out online to view their latest deals or for general information on choosing the perfect diamond.
At the moment you can also enter their competition to win a pair of diamond earrings worth over £1,000.
Fill in the entry form online by 30 November and a winner will be drawn on 10th December – just in time for Christmas. Good luck!
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The Moda in Pelle Summer Sale is now on and I’m pleased to share some of the bargains on offer with you today! It’s a great time to stock up on bridesmaids shoes as well as your own wedding shoes whilst there are some serious savings to be had, perfect for brides on a budget 🙂
These classic peep toes were £79.95 but are now in the Moda in Pelle Summer sale 50% discount for £39.95
These funky snakeskin number were £79.95 and are now in the Moda in Pelle Summer sale for £39.95
3. Sumner Beige
These neutral strappy wedding shoes were £79.95 and you can now pick them up for £39.95
I absoloutley adore these bejewelled leg lengthening sandals! Too pretty to hide under a long dress? These are in the Moda in Pelle Summer Sale for £49.95 – a discount of 55% on their original price of £109.95.
5. Jest Silver
These classic silver courts are a lovely way to add a bit of dazzle to your wedding look – Were £99.95, now £59.95 in the sale!
The clutch bag is just the right size to carry your wedding day essential whilst keeping your look streamlined - was price £69.95, now £34.95
The Moda in Pelle Summer Sale is on now, so snap yourselves up some bargains before they sell out!
Happy wedding shoe shopping!
I am pleased to share a nice Budget Bride Co offer with you today! You lovely readers can qualify for a 50% discount (usual price £20) on these full colour wedding photo books from Photo2People. Just type in the code BUDGETBRIDE at the checkout to get your wedding photo book half price at £10 (plus shipping at £4.50). I think these would make a lovely wedding gift or a keepsake for your hen do!
The Wedding Photo book Template, that you can find on the site, contains 28 pages and in unchanged form has room for 74 photos – you then have the option to add more pages and photos (the cost of a 2 page insert is £1.)
You are also able to change background colours and patterns on each photo book page. The wedding photo book is printed with a hard cover with a personalised front with your own photos and text.
Happy photo booking!
Starshots Agency are a Budget Wedding Photography Company who have been with The Budget Bride Company since the start in 2012 and I’m pleased to share their new revamped website with you today! Starshots Agency offer professional affordable wedding photography along with a selection of complementing services including wedding transport, hog roast and ice cream van hire!
Owner Steve prides himself on a professional service provided at a great price. You can get in touch with Steve via his website here.
Today, we’re talking with one of our fave ladies – Rebecca Aspin from the brilliant budget friendly website that is Sell My Wedding. You can find Sell My Wedding in our Budget Wedding Supplier Directory across all 11 regions of the UK. Over to you Rebecca!
Hello, I am Rebecca Aspin (34) founder of Sellmywedding.co.uk an online marketplace where newlyweds can sell their pre-loved wedding items to brides-to-be. The website re-launched with a new look in January 2014 and is helping brides across the UK recycle their weddings – from the wedding dress to the venue decorations.
What is your favourite thing about working with Brides to Be?
The wedding industry has changed dramatically since I myself got married in 2007. Not only have wedding trends changed but the daily inspiration from wedding blogs mean that brides-to-be have so much inspiration. Already married, I love the fact that I can immerse myself in this beautiful, inspirational and creative industry on a daily basis. I love the interaction with our users, both brides-to be (our buyers) and newlyweds (our sellers) and seeing the fantastic weddings that they have planned or plan to have.
What inspires you in your work?
Creativity, this fabulous industry and some fabulous colleagues I have met along the way! I want to create a fun, pretty and inspirational online marketplace where brides-to-be can not only get some great bargains but can also get ideas and inspiration from other brides.
I recently took part in a shoot at Saltmarshe Hall in East Yorkshire, the aim was to show how items sourced from charity shops, or those lying around your home, could be turned into fabulous wedding decor. From old light fittings to broken picture frames, to items found in your Grandma’s haberdashery box – I was really pleased with what we came up with.
We used the photos on our homepage as part of our website relaunch in January and we also listed the items so that brides-to-be could create the same look. It was great to see these items fly off the site.
We are not just a second-hand classified site but a beautiful online marketplace. Sellers that do really well on Sell My Wedding are those who list a number of items from their wedding and who take the time tell their story of their wedding on their profile page, which is in essence what the site is all about. We had one seller who literally sold her entire wedding – bunting, decor, dress – within 24 hours to the same buyer.
What has been your favourite wedding that you have worked on?
I recently had the pleasure to style an industry friend’s wedding – wedding photographer Gabrielle Bower. She had a retro, music and travel inspired wedding and I worked with Gabs and her husband Matt to come up with ideas to style the venue, sourcing items from Sell My Wedding as well as charity shops and car boot sales. We used old vinyl to display cakes and as centrepieces, Polaroid’s on sticks, old vintage cameras and suitcases and lots of other cool props which really showed the couples personality. I was so pleased with how it came together and the wedding has recently been featured on Love My Dress.
Do you have any wedding trend predictions for weddings for 2014?
We are continuing to see lots of rustic and vintage inspired weddings. I love the fact that newlyweds are listing the items that they have made and these are proving popular, as brides-to-be can get the DIY look without having to do any of the DIY themselves.
What would be your top tip to share with Brides to Be?
Don’t be afraid to buy preloved – just because it’s a wedding, everything does not need to be brand new.
If you are looking for a 1950s style wedding dresses you should definitely search for a preloved dress first. As the dresses are short they do not have marks or wear and tear from trailing on the ground.
Also if you are looking for centrepieces or decor, buying secondhand is a great way to keep the costs down as you can buy and then resell after your own wedding.
When you’re not busy working at Sell My Wedding, what is your favourite pastime?
My day job is in public sector PR and with two boys, aged 4 and 1, plus a dog and a husband, and an online business life is a bit of a juggling act. I love spending quality time with my family, we live just 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast so a leisurely day at the beach would be the perfect way to spend the day.
You can check out the full range of pre-loved items to cater for every element of your wedding at www.sellmywedding.co.uk
All Photography courtesy of Ally Byrom Photography
Yay! I was thrilled to bits when I picked up a copy of Image Weddings Spring Issue which has a gorgeous six page spread featuring photographs from our Budget Bride Co Vintage English Rose Styled Photo Shoot.
The main aim for the feature was to show off some local fantastic wedding suppliers and to give a great feel for what you can achieve on a smaller wedding budget. The amazing suppliers featured in this article are proof of what gorgeousness you can have on the money you have available!
All of the photos in the shoot were beautifully shot by my favourite wedding photographer to hang out with – Danielle Mobbs. Her wedding photography packages start from £650.
The wedding dresses were from Elegantly Hitched and all priced below £700. Through The Looking Glass Events styled the shoot, putting their vintage artistic touch to everything, and making it look lush!
Amazing wedding florists Bloom In Scents created the incredible bouquets and table centres in the shoot and the scrumptious afternoon tea and incredible wedding cake was crafted by Flowers and Ribbons.
The models had great fun frolicking next to the VW Camper Van and amazing Beetle from Fun Dubbin Occasions!
We spent the day of the shoot at the quintessentially English Dove Cote Farm where you can host your own wedding with a farm style backdrop.
It’s so lovely to see all of the suppliers hard work featured in this Magazine and I can’t express how happy I am to show off what can be achieved on a smaller wedding budget. Pick up a copy of this Image Weddings Spring Issue Budget Bride Feature and you can read my top 5 tips for making the most of your wedding budget too! 🙂
So, todays feature really is for those of you who are still deciding on engagement rings and going through that lovely time of wondering what ring you might choose. I’ll bet you’ve probably got a pretty good idea of what you are after, and if you’re not directly included in the choosing process, perhaps you’ve dropped some ‘subtle’ hints to your beau?! I know that I pretty much made it my mission to slip into conversation whenever I could how much I loved sapphires before John and I got engaged 🙂
So why do we heart The Diamonds Factory? It’s because they offer their diamond engagement rings at about 60-80% off store prices; their Price Match Guarantee assures customers they are getting the lowest UK prices available. All of their diamonds are certified and conflict free. The engagement rings come with free and insured shipping and they even offer bespoke jewellery design services if you want to create something unique.
So, maybe if you think your beau is looking to surprise you with a diamond engagement ring, subtley send them a link to this post 🙂
Happy Engagement Ring Shopping!
I know that you lovely lot just love shopping the BHS Wedding Department, so I have a nice little bit of news for you to make the most of! BHS Weddings online are offering up to 30% off all of their Wedding Wear and Accessories (and they have a separate 20% off for all of the boy related wear) from today until this Sunday 6th April. Get in there quick!
Happy Wedding Shopping 🙂