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Wedding Wednesday: cake!

One of the stars of the show on the wedding day has got to be the cake! Traditionally made of fruit cake, today’s wedding cakes are now based on the couple’s own flavour preferences. Some couples choose to have a tower of cupcakes or doughnuts. The wedding colour scheme may be incorporated. Fruit cake was […]

Wedding Wednesday: the garter

You might have spotted that we got married at the weekend! I haven’t quite got my head around it yet so instead this post is about the tradition of the bride’s garter and a sneak peek of my own! The modern garter tradition actually coincides with that of the throwing of the bouquet but originally […]

Wedding Wednesday: something old etc

Wedding Wednesday will take a break for April as I am taking part in the A-Z Challenge (still finalising the topic, PANIC!) Back to today though and I am looking at the meaning behind the traditional phrase ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. I didn’t realise that there is actually a final item […]

Wedding Wednesday: what is a wedding breakfast?

We have chosen not to go for the traditional 3 course wedding breakfast as we want a slightly more informal meal to be more relevant to our children and the rest of the guests. I want to have lots of time to mingle with family that have traveled instead of being at a set table and […]

Wedding Wednesday: the history of wedding favours

Chris and I are getting our heads round the fact that if we are having a wedding we are going to do it properly. That includes all the things that we weren’t originally planning on such as a wedding cake and photographer. One thing that I thought we’d leave out were wedding favours. As far […]

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