Wedding Toast Groom Speach

The Bridegroom: Things to say for a great reception

The bridegroom usually speaks after the bride’s father, who almost always concludes with a toast to the bride and bridegroom.

You reply, on behalt of your wife and yourself. There is no set length of time for you to speak and no hard and fast rules of what to say. Do not be afraid to be brief, that is often preferred by an audience. If gifts are to be given out it is usually best to present them as you mention the recipient, so the speech continues to flow well. Wedding Toast Groom Speach The bridegroom traditionally finishes by proposing a toast to the bridesmaids but you may think another toast is more appropriate… such as to your lovely wife!

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Nurit Hen - Mediterranean Wedding Dress Ideas

Bridal Dress Ideas for a Mediterranean Wedding

Today I present you wedding dresses by Nurit Hen, an Israeli designer.

She creates beautiful Mediterranean-inspired dresses; the collections are known for feminine detailing and a modern approach to bridal design. Her wedding and coctail dresses represent greatness and grace, they’re glamorous and sophisticated. 

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DESIGNER Collette Dinnigan Gatsby Weddings

Gatsby glamour

Fashion has travelled back to the Jazz Age since the release of Baz Lurhmann’s film of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio as sartorialist Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as elegant socialite Daisy Buchanan.

The bridal industry in particular has taken inspiration from the lavish film based on the iconic American novel depicting the era when the rich got richer and style ruled.

In this post we take a look at some 1920s inspired dresses – perfect for that vintage Gatsby inspired wedding!

Which one is your favourite dress?

DESIGNER Peter Trends Bridal Gatsby Wedding

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Wedding & Event Venue Mallorca

Location, location, location – Finding the perfect wedding venue

From stately homes to traditional fincas, rustic barns to contemporary hotels with the quirky thrown in, there’s literally hundreds of venues a bride and groom can choose for their big day in Mallorca, whether they want the whole day there, or just the ceremony or reception.

You’ll need to make sure you choose the perfect one for your needs.

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Planning Wedding Mallorca Spain

Planning a Wedding Abroad ✈ | Our Top Tips

Planning on getting married abroad? | Getting married in Mallorca

Don’t miss our top tips!

  • Start your planning early – until you start researching you don’t know what legal requirements you might have to fulfil or how long they will take.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions – no question is stupid, you’ll only have your perfect wedding if you make the right choices, and that means asking questions.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help – there are specialist wedding planners who deal with destination weddings and can offer you all the advice you need. Most resorts also have in-house wedding planners.
  • Visit before you book – if you think you want to marry in a certain location why not take a little holiday there first? You wouldn’t think of booking a venue at home without visiting first after all.
  • Get everything in writing – especially before you pay any bills.
  • Arrive early – that way you and your groom can acclimatise, check any last minute details and relax before greeting your guests.

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Ice Cream Van Mallorca, Spain Events & Weddings

Love bites ♡

It’s hungry work attending a wedding.

Feeding your guests well is the key to them enjoying your day. Here are some ideas on how to keep them fulfilled.

Traditional wedding breakfast

This is still the most popular option for catering for your day guests, usually consisting of a meat and two veg option. Ask the venue to create your menu around ingredients that are in season or locally grown produce.

Ice cream van

If you’re having a summer wedding then hire an ice cream van. Ices can replace a traditional dessert, entertain the children and transport the adults back to childhood.

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Chief Bridesmaid Duties Weddings

Weddings: Your chief bridesmaid

Traditionally the bride’s sister or her best friend, the chief bridesmaid needs to be someone who is unflappable, organised and there to provide a shoulder to cry on during the ups and downs of planning a wedding.

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Wedding Entertainment Mallorca

Key questions when choosing musicians and entertainers

What do you need?

Think about important moments during your day. At the ceremony, do you want an organist/a string quartet/a choir? Do you want music while your guests are eating? And, if the wedding includes evening entertainment, will you need to book a band or a DJ, as well as other styles of entertainment such as magician or a caricature artist?

How can you set the right mood?

Choose the musical style according to the formality of the wedding. A grand venue and formal meal will be best accompanied by a live band. A funky DJ is more in keeping with a civil ceremony and coctails. If the rooms are large, remember to check whether speakers will be necessary – and if they are permitted.

How can all tastes be catered for?

Your guests are bound to be a mixture of ages and they won’t all share the same taste in music. You’ll find choosing a mixture of classics and modern songs will appeal to most people. If you want the dance floor heaving, 70s and 80s disco tunes are always popular.

What is your budget?

The more performers you have the greater the cost so, if your budget is limited, think about keeping things simple: have just an organist for the ceremony; compile a CD of your favourite background music to play during the meal; and then book a DJ for the evening.

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Flowers Florist Wedding Mallorca

Styles of bridal bouquet & the meaning of flowers

Styles of bridal bouquet

The bride’s bouquet is the ultimate wedding accessory and you’ll want the work with your florist to create something extra special.

Hand-tied

Blooms, usually a variety of roses, wired together or casually hand-tied. They work best at a contemporary wedding with a simple, modern dress.

Pomander

A tight ball of flowers, usually without foliage, suspended on a ribbon that the bride hangs on her wrist. These are also very popular for bridesmaids of all ages.

Posy

Small, simple and usually hand-tied with ribbon. Lily of the valley makes the perfect minimalist posy.

Round

The classic bouquet, usually consisting of larger flowers such as roses and peonies loosely arranged and tied with ribbon.

Shower

A waterfall-like spill of flowers wired to cascade from a handle. This is the most traditional and formal of the bouquet shapes and suits full-skirted dresses.

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Decor Wedding Mallorca

Key questions when choosing a wedding photographer

Have you asked around for recommendations?

Do you know anyone who has been married recently or have you seen a wedding album that you like? Look at the real weddings section on www.youandyourwedding.co.uk for inspiration or contact a professional association such as the Master Photographer’s Association.

How much of the day you want photographed?

Do you want photographes of every part of the day or just the ceremony and important moments such as cutting the cake? How much does the price drop if the photographer is there for only part of the day?

Wedding Photographer Mallorca

What is your budget?

Prices vary enormously and you’ll need to do your homework, comparing what’s on offer to find the best photographer. It is important that you like him or her too!

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Wedding Photographers Mallorca

Wedding photographers

Popular wedding photographers get booked up quickly, so start looking as soon as possible.

Decide on the style of photos you prefer. Do you want traditional shots or a more relaxed, reportage style? Choose someone who specialises in your preferred look. Reportage photography may look easy but it takes a certain sill to capture unposed moments well.

Wedding Photographers Mallorca Spain

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Bouquet Wedding Flowers Mallorca

Weddings: Your bouquet style ✿

The shape and colour of your bridal bouquet or posy will be guided by your dress.

Have you chosen a formal gown, which will be best complemented by an elegant bouquet filled with structured flowers and foliage? Usually these bouquets feature a single colour theme. Or will be wearing a cocktail, prom-style or flowing empire-lline dress, which will enhanced by gentle, delicate posies? For these styles, you could try wildflowers or cottage garden blooms in a mix of colours, loosely tied together.

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Getting Married in Mallorca

Getting married in Mallorca

Is a wedding abroad right for you?

Getting married abroad is becoming more and more popular and appeals to couples who have been married before or who simply want something informal in an often amazing location. A wedding abroad is usually a cost-effective way of marrying but you’ll have to accept that a lot of family and friends won’t be able to join because of financial or time constraints (which may, or may not be a good thing!).

Getting Married in Mallorca

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Favours Wedding Mallorca

A feast of homemade favours

Favours are traditionally given as a thank-you taken to guests for attending your wedding.

From heavenly chocolates to personalised cards, you can make all manner of gifts that will please your friends, young and old. Think of unusual options that say something about you as a couple.

Truffles

Decadent little rounds of soft chocolate, dusted with fine cocoa powder, melt-in-the-mouth truffles are simple to make at home. Prepare them just a few days beforehand, and keep them cool. Continue reading

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