Friday, 29 November 2013

Special Irish Wedding Venues

So we've talked about Scotland, Wales and England how can we forget about our friends over in Ireland.  Here are a few of my top unique wedding venues for an Irish wedding.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Unique Welsh Wedding Venues

Sometimes I feel that Wales can get forgotten, they have so many beautiful venues we should consider!

Glitz and Glam

Caerphilly Castle

Cardiff Castle

GET THE LOOK: Welsh Themed Wedding

Found a really great castle in Wales yesterday when I was going about my searching, which reminded me I have only done one Welsh themed Wedding - St David's Day.  Here is a general 'Welsh Themed Wedding' for those getting married in Wales or wanting to add some Welsh touches to their big day.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Burrito Breakfast

According to Wiki, the Wedding Breakfast is:

wedding breakfast is a dinner given to the bridebridegroom, and guests at the wedding reception that follows a wedding in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and some English-speaking countries. The Compact Oxford Dictionary[1] lists the phrase as only “British”, and the Merriam-Webster online dictionary[2] does not list it at all. Wedding breakfast custom is occasionally spotted in touristic countries - especially ones that are destination for tourists from English speaking countries. Countries like Poland[3]have prepared offers to cater especially for wedding tourists.
Nowadays the wedding breakfast is not normally a morning meal, so its name can be confusing. The name is claimed[4] to have arisen from the fact that in pre-Reformation times the wedding service was usually a Eucharistic Mass and that the bride and bridegroom would therefore have been fasting before the wedding in order to be eligible to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. After the wedding ceremony was complete, the priest would bless and distribute some wine, cakes, and sweetmeats, which were then handed round to the company, including the bride and groom. This distribution of food and drink was therefore a literal “break fast” for the bride and groom, though others in attendance would not necessarily take Communion and therefore would not necessarily have been fasting. Since usage of the phrase cannot be shown to date back earlier than the first half of the nineteenth century however, a pre-16th-century origin seems unlikely.

So I would like a burrito wedding breakfast, you could have it family style / buffet style / sit down / 'bar' or van so many options, so many foods, get some margaritas!  AWESOME. 

GET THE LOOK: Mexican Themed Wedding

So last night I had burritos for dinner, and I love them so much it got me thinking could you have a burrito bar / Mexican fiesta themed wedding breakfast - or just go all out and have a Mexican themed wedding!

Lots of colour, lots of fun and lots of food.

Monday, 11 November 2013

GET THE LOOK: Autumn Themed Wedding

As we are coming to the end of Autumn and thinking ahead for future Autumn weddings, which hopefully I'll have (that or early spring) - love the colours this time of year, the early sunsets, the snugly feeling, the need for candles and fire!  Creates a romantic image specially for someone's big day?

It's my Wedding and I'll Pin Board if I like!

Here is my 'pin board' with wedding ideas for when I finally get my big day, if it ever happens...

Small wedding ceremony September / October in Scotland for an autumn feel with just family or

Sit down buffet meal - like a family meal

Two dresses (cheap), one for the ceremony, one for the reception

Flowers / Decorations: Simple thistle and navy flower posy - lots of candles ad fairy lights for decoration

Bridesmaid / guest can wear what they like - we want a smart casual feel

Groom - to wear a blazer and jeans as shown here in my previous post:

Invites - fun wedding invite with a picture of us being silly!

NO photographer (guests need to grab their mobiles) / no car / no gifts / no seating plan - no hassle!

Party with friends 'reception'

Big party back near our home in a local pub for all friends who didn't get invited to the wedding ceremony, put some money behind the bar and put of a spit roast - have a great, fun, relaxed evening that should save our guest money and the un-comfortableness that comes with being a wedding guest most the time!