SECC Wedding Show – September 2011


Category : Wedding Shows

If ever there was a wedding show to go to in Scotland – then the SECC in Glasgow, is definately it!

From cars to photographers, wedding dresses to rings or just a good ole nosey around some of the finest Scottish wedding professionals – the SECC Wedding Show has it all. This year’s wedding show is on the 17th & 18th September and I have 5 pairs to giveaway!

To win a pair, simply leave a comment on the blog – stating, I need some wedding inspiration from the SECC Wedding fair along with what you still need to organise for your big day (if anything!).

The 5 winners will be picked at random and contacted via email on Wednesday 31st August.

Good luck!

Hannah & Dan’s Big Day – Penny Lane & Heirlooms – True Vintage!


Category : Real Weddings

It certainly has been a while since I last shared a real wedding with you, but wait any longer you shall not. Today I introduce a new photographer to Wedding Inspiration – welcome, Mick Cookson.

Below Mick shares with us some of his fabulous photos from Hannah and Dan’s big day. A happy bride, a gorgeous venue and a pretty darn impressive table plan!


Hannah’s family home is literally across the road from All Hallows church in Allerton. All her life, Hannah knew she would be married there, as did all the family. When the big day finally arrived in June this year…the church was half-way through a brickwork maintenance project – and the building was half-covered in scaffolding and corrugated sheeting! Undeterred, the happy couple still went ahead with their plans at the church, jokingly adding the irony to their long term plans.





After the wedding it was off in an open limo to Sefton Park – to The Palm House, a stunning Victorian building that now is a top Liverpool wedding venue. En route, we stopped off on Penny Lane for a few shots – a street with a special place in their hearts. Apparently it’s famous for something… ;-)




At the Palm House, the table plans were based on the London Underground map, with a stunning Victorian style wedding cake, topped with a family heirloom cake topper…



A big thanks to Mick Cookson for sharing Hannah and Dan’s wedding pictures with Wedding Inspiration.

To find out more about Mick or see more of his photography, please visit

DIY Wedding Invitations made easy?

Category : Wedding Stationery

A while back I showed you the invitation my friend and I made for her wedding. We got all the card and embellishments, assembled them and that was that. Simple and stunning (and rather cheap too!).

So why, pray tell, is it that our invitations are taking so darn long to pull together. I’ll tell you exactly why, my other half. Who knew he was going to be so involved in the details (yay? more like ARGH!).

  • Firstly, he wanted a spiderman/comic like invitation. I said no. Not because I don’t like the idea, but it really wouldn’t go with anything else we have planned and it also meant I had no part in it.
  • Secondly, he wanted to draw a picture of us. And he did. Problem was, I didn’t like the picture, in my eyes, it simply didn’t look like me.
  • And then, well then he said he wanted to print it at his work, whilst I wanted letterpress. The type of printing his company don’t do.

I’m sure by now you get the picture. We have MAJOR artistic differences.

After a lot of discussions (well, arguments) we have finally decided on our invitations. Purple pocketfolds, a bit of his design work and some cutting and mounting required by me. The art of compromise.

A Wedding Bloggers Wedding Planning Confession

Category : Wedding Inspirer's Ramblings

I’ve been super busy of late, super super busy. Being a full time working mum often leaves me with little spare time and it was this little time that I used to blog.

I got sucked into trying to keep up with the bigger blogs who update every day, trying to make sure I always had something to say about planning our wedding or the wedding industry as a whole. Then, well then I hit a stumbling block. I’m excited about our wedding – about becoming a MRS (oh jees!),enthusiastic about all the little DIY components we get to do ourselves, seeing all our guests in their fancy outfits and then the rest, but thinking about it every day….well I simply don’t have time for that, moreover I don’t have time to collate these thoughts and put them together in a meaningful way.

That said, on Saturday someone asked how long it was until the big day and I had to check the calendar to work it out. Turns out it is only 10 weeks. ONLY, 10 weeks, until I get married. Bloomin’ eck where has the time went – it seems like it wasn’t that long ago I was saying we had plenty of time – turns out I’ve said that for too long and so now it really is time to get the finger out – so be prepared, we have a lot to get through before the big day arrives!!

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