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Bohemian Homespun Countryside Wedding in Wales

Bohemian Homespun Wedding


WWW readers Laura and Stephen chose Treadam Barn, South Wales to host their wedding reception and had a beautifully relaxed atmosphere to their day. They hoped to achieve a wedding in the country with home spun touches. There were the prettiest blooms, bridesmaids in soft grey, a pot plant ladder seating plan and scrumptious food.

Stephen looked so very dapper in tweed, braces and bowler hat, while Laura donned a gorgeous circlet of fresh gypsophilia. Love love love.

Thanks so much to the wonderful Nick Murray Photography for sharing his imagery with us today.


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In The Hotseat, Planning
Jamie & The First Class. Party Band. In The Hotseat.

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Getting the right atmosphere for your evening wedding party is so important, and I don’t think you can get much better than live music.

This afternoon I have Jamie & The First Class here to share all about their fantastic band and how they could be just perfect for your wedding or event. They have a great repertoire and range of music styles perfect to suit every taste and generation…


Hi Jamie, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?


Hello, I’m Jamie. I’m the front man, singer and guitarist with my group Jamie & The First Class and The Zoots. I manage my bands full time with my partner Harriet from our base in lovely Wiltshire.


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What do you love/dislike about your job?


I have always wanted to be a performer since I was 11 so its very rewarding being able to do what I love. It’s always such an honour to be asked to perform on someone’s wedding day. We’ve even had bride & grooms change their wedding date to fit around us!! The single most satisfying feeling is when I perform at wedding or a concert and I can see the joy our music brings to other people. The downside of running a band? Lots of late nights and waiting around in the airports for overseas performances! Luckily we have really fantastic band members so we have a great time.


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How did you get into performing and into the wedding industry?


I began playing the drums at 11, my Dad was a drummer, I wanted to be just like him. It was a rather noisy hobby, so I had to play in the attic at my parents house to not to annoy our neighbours! From the age of 13 I was regularly performing at local parties, pubs & clubs with my older brothers band. My first wedding reception I performed was in 1998. Soon after, I set up Jamie & The First Class as I wanted to put my own spin on the music. Since then, we’ve only got bigger & better, performing at all sorts of events, weddings & parties up & down the UK and overseas.


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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?


My band, Jamie and The First Class, and I, aim to provide the best evenings entertainment you could ask for on your wedding day. We like to create mash up & medleys and put our own style to songs which everyone knows and loves. We’re a school themed party band, so we dress up in school uniform, run around, jump about and just have a freakin’ awesome time. We love to get the whole wedding party involved, as well asking the bride and groom for their song choices and ideas. We love making every single one of our performances very memorable. When we are booked for a performance we like to(if we can) visit the venue and meet the venue manager, chat to them about the load arrangement and parking arrangements to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding.


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Movie & Words Retro Feel Yellow & Red Wedding

Movie & Words Retro Wedding


Today’s bride Samantha is a writer and is this week set to launch her book, The High Street Bride’s Guide. Amazing!! So you can be sure that her wedding is a cracker of a day.

WWW readers Darren and Samantha married in November of last year at The Broadway Hotel, Hertfordshire. They kept their wedding within a £8,500 budget and created quite a few elements of the fun decor themselves.

They wanted their wedding to have a nod to movies and words to represent their careers with a retro feel. I adore the red and yellow colour scheme, with the bridesmaids looking wonderful in yellow dresses with red accessories.

Samantha looked gorgeous in a dress by Coast while Darren wore River Island. So so lovely.

Thanks so much to Terry Li Photography for sharing her fantastic images today.


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Bridesmaid Fashion // Blue

Dark Blue Dresses Bridesmaids

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I thought today would be perfect to continue with the bridesmaid mini series, especially as the bank holiday is prime wedding planning time :-)

Today I am looking at bridesmaids in blue.

From duck egg, royal, pastel and navy hues there is a shade to suit every member of your party. You can add pattern, colourful accessories or mismatched dresses for a really unique look.


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Happy Easter. Sunday Ramble & Sneak Peek.



I do love a bank holiday weekend, especially Easter. It’s a week until my birthday, the flowers are blooming, there is a feeling hope and new beginnings in the air. I will be taking a whole 4 days out to relax and spent some time with my family… YAY.

WWW turned 4 this week, something I cannot quite believe. The time really has flown by, and 4 years ago I never dreamed I would be where I am now. It just goes to show you never really know what is round the corner. I cannot wait to see how the next 4 years unfold :-)

Today I just wanted to pop by wish you a wonderful Easter. I hope you have some time to chill out and spend with loved ones. I know A is excited to see if the Easter bunny has made a visit and am looking forward to dinner at my parents.

So I shall simply leave you with a sneak peek of a gorgeous wedding celebration heading your way this week…

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Such a beautiful bride :-)

See you in the morning XOXO Lou

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