By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Louise Pollitt Photography
Firstly, I just want to say that my thoughts and condolences are with the royal family at this incredibly sad time. Thank you, Queen Elizabeth II. May you rest in peace.
On Monday I will not be posting any content and will be offline.
I don’t know about you, but the past month has flown by. The nights are drawing in and the cardies are out, which means one thing… autumn is here!
My boys both had their birthdays this month which was lovely and they are now back to school. This means my office hours and routine is settled again now. We’ve had clubs galore and some lovely celebrations including G and I’s 17th anniversary (and 7-year wedding anniversary). We headed out for an incredible meal and it was so lovely to have quality time together.
The kitchen extension has come on leaps and bounds! The roof is due to be completed this week, and we’ve ordered our kitchen and the windows. It feels like it’s starting to come togther now and I can just begin to imagine making memories in our new room.
Hopefully next month I will be sharing that our kitchen is about to be installed, fingers crossed!
By the way, did you catch my special discount code for discounted tickets to the top 2022 wedding shows in London and Birmingham? You won’t want to miss this one!
📌 Some of this month’s wedding planning articles you may have missed:
👋 September’s new Supplier Love member:
Let’s dive into the latest from WWW’s wedding supplier members…
If you’re looking for a red-hot contemporary band to wow your crowd at your wedding reception, you’d be hard pushed to find a more spectacular act than Real Love – new to Entertainment Nation!
This stunning 5-9 piece show band will keep your dance floor bustling all night long with their jaw-dropping renditions of modern chart hits and pop, R&B and soul anthems. To add to the prestige, why not add a trumpet, sax or additional vocalists, or book their professional DJ and saxophonist to perform while the band are taking a breather?
They even offer an irresistible choice of acoustic options to help bring your daytime celebrations to life so you can treat your guests to the ultimate party package in one simple booking. What’s not to love about Real Love? Head over to our website www.entertainment-nation.co.uk to find out more about them and view the incredible range of wedding bands and musicians we have available for hire!
Eeeee! Introducing The Porto Dress. Say hello to the Porto dress – new to our bestselling collection of satins. The Porto is a one-shoulder style with a detachable sash and a side split. The sash belt is super versatile and can be wrapped around the waist or tied in a bow on the shoulder for a totally different look. Mix this style with our Brooklyn and Florence Waterfall styles for the perfect satin bridesmaids look. Available in our 7 best selling satin shades.
PLUS Rewritten is offering free appointments throughout September! You can book an appointment between now and the end of September and pay no booking fee.
They’ve also changed their hours so they can offer late night (after work) appointments until 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.
Post covid, wedding traditions have changed quite significantly, from unusual locations to a more relaxed dress code, picture book weddings have become a lot more personal.
Many brides are now forgoeing the traditional ivory dress code and choosing a colour scheme that feels more aligned to their personality and style preferences. Champagne, soft pink and glittering metallic shades are among the top substitutes, providing a subtle nod to bridal folklore but with a modern-day twist. However, even bold shades such as Emerald Green and Periwinkle have become a popular choice in the last year for those brides looking to really make an impact.
Rainbow Club shoes act as the perfect blank canvas for brides looking to break with tradition. Whether it’s a subtle deviation from classic ivory or a truly bold statement, the brand’s much-loved colour studio service enables the majority of their satin silhouettes to be dyed any colour on the spectrum – whichever end you might be on.
So, which bridal hue are you?
Intimate Wedding, Big Style – The Buttery & Glasshouse has a special offer running for winter weddings!
The Intimate Winter Wedding includes:
£100 per day-guest. November 2022 to March 2023. Tailored payment plans designed to be affordable. Only £750 non-refundable deposit to secure the date.
That’s a wrap this month. I hope you have a fantastic start to autumn and I will be back in October to share all the latest xo Lou
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