The finer wedding details – 08/10/2013

The finer wedding details – 08/10/2013

It’s nice to be able to search for and think about the finer wedding details; Invitations, flowers and, more importantly, the dress! The invitations have actually been ordered (order placed this morning!), so hopefully they should arrive next week. I’ll do a blog entry on those when they arrive. Along with the invitations, we have been thinking about flowers because our reception venue has an agreement with one of the ladies who live nearby. She does the flowers for the restaurant and because the style is very romantic, French, vintage shabby chic, they recommended I get in touch with her…

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Wedding Ceremony Venue booked! – 15/08/2013

Wedding Ceremony Venue booked! – 15/08/2013

Fast forward one week and we had a weekend away, followed by a couple of days off to sort out the wedding ceremony venue and it’s now all booked! After much of searching online and emailing around for potential wedding ceremony venues in Central Oxford, we decided to go and see the historic Oxford Town Hall. I had already looked at their information when searching for a reception venue, but found it rather pricey for the whole event. After looking at other venues though, their room hire for the ceremony only didn’t look too bad at all. The building was…

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Wedding Ceremony Required – 08/08/2013

So the reception venue has been booked, but unless we actually get married, then there really isn’t much point in planning the reception is there? This means that we need to come up with some sort of plan for the wedding ceremony. Our wedding reception venue is more or less in the centre of Oxford, so it would be good if we had our wedding ceremony somewhere fairly nearby. Although we were still torn between having a very small and intimate ceremony and between inviting ‘everyone’, we still needed a plan. Most likely we will be just using the registry…

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Reception Venue Booked! – 03/08/2013

Reception Venue Booked! – 03/08/2013

We are starting to think outside the box now and have been looking at other wedding venue options. We have still been sticking to our plan of having the ceremony in a registry office and then having an evening-only reception somewhere nearby. The other thought that we are having is that since we live so near to Oxford and several of our guests will be coming over for the wedding from abroad, then we should do something to showcase Oxford and really make them feel like they have visited the historic and beautiful city. With our more creative thinking, we…

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Wedding Questions – 31/05/2013

Wedding Questions – 31/05/2013

We’ve spent the last week rethinking our wedding plans and our approach to the wedding. We’ve gone through quite the cycle of changing our minds about what kind of day we would like. We’ve now more or less agreed that we don’t particularly want a big, long day that starts at 2pm. We’d prefer to kick things off from 4pm and go more or less straight into an evening reception with some food, drink, cake and then dancing. Over the weekend, Groom took me out to an al fresco lunch in the glorious sunshine and we had a good long talk…

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Wedding Package Tweaking – 23/05/2013

I have spent most of this week in email correspondence with the events coordinator at the Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa. I explained our request for a ‘tweaked’ package further: we wanted to start our entire wedding day later; have the ceremony start at 4pm, follow that by a reception drink with canapes, and then go into an evening meal/reception rolled into one (leaving out the traditional wedding breakfast in the afternoon altogether). That would more than cover our needs. Neither of us are that traditional and given that our union is also a union of two different backgrounds and…

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Golf Club Venues – 19/05/2013

Golf Club Venues – 19/05/2013

Yesterday we went to see the two golf clubs that I had spotted online. They were interesting visits but our plans are not yet clearer. First we went to Magnolia Park Golf & Country Club. It is located in Boarstall, which is effectively, in the middle of nowhere. Although this doesn’t bode well for us as many of our guests are out of town guests and won’t have cars, we didn’t let that get in the way of our first impression. Magnolia Park is set in some impressive greenery and landscape and would certainly be large enough to hold all…

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Wedding Venue Searching – 16/05/2013

Wedding Venue Searching – 16/05/2013

My Google search record for the past couple of weeks consists mainly of words surrounding the main term: wedding venues Oxfordshire. I think this will happen a lot with wedding planning. I am quickly learning that Google is my best friend. Searching for venues is a bit of a minefield but, if you need some guidance to get you started, check out this Wedding Venue Guide. I’ve found two potential venues: 1. Magnolia Park Golf and Country Club 2. Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa Golf clubs can be counted as hotel weddings fall safely under hotel weddings and would be…

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DIY Tissue Paper Decorative Flowers

DIY Tissue Paper Decorative Flowers

These tissue paper flowers are a great addition to your wedding reception venue or ceremony venue decorations. The best thing about them is that they are very cost-effective and extremely easy and quick to make. They make virtually no mess and they add a colourful and light-hearted touch to any wedding. Follow our step-by-step DIY guide to making these tissue paper flowers and you’ll have an endless supply of wedding decorations before you know it! *Supplies needed*: 1. A pair of scissors 2. Sellotape 3. Tissue paper in colours/patterns of your choice*. *For the ones in the photos, each flower…

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