Mid-Week Mini By Chris Morse

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Today we have a Mid-Week Mini from the talented photographer Chris Morse Photography. He has a funny little story about forgetting something pretty important.  Kirsty, Jon and about 20 of their closest friends and family stayed at Trevor Hall from … Continue reading

Helen & Michael Hint of Christmas Wedding by Sacha Miller

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I love Christmas! Who doesn’t! Just because you get married near Christmas doesn’t mean you it to be the main theme of the day. Helen and Michael did a brilliant job with their a hint of Christmas wedding without it … Continue reading

Christmas Wedding Inspiration

There are few times in the year that bring everyone together in such a way, so when you couple the festive season with a wedding you know it is going to be a very special day!

If you have chosen late December as a wedding date embrace the Christmas spirit and use it as inspiration to make your day unique.


 DECOR


One of the very budget friendly aspects of a December wedding is that most venues will already be decorated.  You can carry this through to your table decorations so it all pulls together as a complete colour scheme.

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Centre piece inspiration found here

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Table place setting found here

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How could we do a Christmas inspiration post and not include those baubles that were such a hit from last weeks post, found here

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You do not have to use reds and greens as a colour scheme to incorporate a bit of Christmas in your day, lavender crackers found here


 FOOD


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Food is one place you can completely embrace the theme for Christmas.  Cranberry fizz or mulled wine for pre dinner drinks, pigs in blankets as canapes, smoked salmon starter, Turkey dinner and yule log for dessert- sounds like a pretty perfect wedding breakfast to us!

 If that’s too much maybe look at incorporating aspects into the evening buffet such as mini mince pies found here.

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Or gingerbread men on your wedding cake…

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A beautifully unique way  of incorporating Christmas into your wedding cake, we love this gingerbread man cake, found here


THE BRIDE


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Beautiful winter berries combined with pine cones, roses and that deep green make for a stunning festive bouquet.  Inspiration found here

il_570xN.683196856_9f56A quirky alternative to a summer floral crown, Winter berry head crown found here

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We have complete wedding dress envy for this amazing Ellie Saab design, imagine it combined with a beautiful hooded cape a la Veronica Lake- SWOON

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CONFETTI


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A beautiful alternative in those crisp dark winters evenings.  Sparkler give amazing opportunities for your photographer also, found here

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We hope this collection of Christmas wedding inspiration has helped you feel all festive- any great wedding supplier should be able to give you a wealth of ideas and inspiration.  If you need any help to find such suppliers check out our Lush List.

One last idea… imagine your guests faces (young and old) should Santa show up for a little  while  for a photo booth!  Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!

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Image by Tim Bishop Photography


Featured Vendor: Pick ‘n’ Mix Circus

As tomorrow is Halloween we have a special featured vendor for you today. We have spoken to Pick ‘n’ Mix Circus‘ Ringmaster Peter Gamble to tell our Halloween brides what they have to offer. But they aren’t just for Halloween- Pick ‘n’ Mix Circus did a wonderful job entertaining the guests at our Cwtchmas Party last December, so if you are planning a Christmas wedding this is for you too, or any time of year you want a circus! 

The Ringmaster. Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

The Ringmaster. Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

"Do you wanna build a snowman?" Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

“Do you wanna build a snowman?” Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

Why have a Halloween Wedding?

Thinking of having a Halloween Wedding? Why not .. think of the venues you could use… that crypt , that old barn, the lovely old village hall or how about Castell Coch ? Think of THAT Back Street Boys video, think of the wedding dance you could have, or Michael Jackson’s Thriller!

Why book Pick ‘n’ Mix Circus?

To set the scene and keep the heads rolling you’ll need the services of Cwtch The Bride’s recommended circus entertainers “Gamble and Wells” from Pick -N- Mix Circus, they’ll bring their friends and you can have:

An 8 ft “Lurch” from The Addams Family to meet and greet your guests, a Red Devil, or The Biker from Hell or fire swords and fire whips with fantastical stilt walkers to loom over your guest serving them a “Blood Sucker” cocktail or a “Morgue-a-Rita” or perhaps served on a ghostly glowing human table.

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The Giant Red Devil and Biker from Hell

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Instead of a toast master why not book a ringmaster?

The Ringmaster. Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

The Ringmaster. Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

The fun doesn’t stop there , during the Reception they‘ll teach your guests how to throw a knife to deal with the Zombie hordes or crack a whip to chase the ghoulies away, then glowing fluorescent balloon models and scary close up magic at the tables and then finish you off with a cabaret “More Danger Show” with whip cracking , fire eating, and real knife throwing!

Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

Image from our Cwtchmas Party taken by Tim Bishop

How much will it cost?

Tip: The more performers you book the cheaper it gets!

Budget £250-350+ per performer depending on how long they will be with you, or double for a good magician

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Thank you for talking to us Peter! Happy Halloween!

Unless otherwise stated, images were supplied by Peter Gamble.