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Autumn Weddings – ideas and inspiration!

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Autumn is definitely one of the best times for weddings and here’s why. Its all about the stunning colours, locations and  themes. We’ve come up with some ideas to give you inspiration for your big day during one of the most beautiful times of the year. Autumn Colour Schemes and Decorations With all the trees and leaves changing the colours are stunning, why not match and compliment them with your own wedding colour scheme. Rusty colours such as oranges and dark greens work perfectly along with deep reds, maroons and mocha’s. Dress your bridesmaid’s and decorate your venue in deep berry colours for stunning photo’s and a cosy warm feel. Make use of the fallen leaves by using them as decorations, they can be made…

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Affordable & Rustic Wedding Ideas

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All women have dreamt of their perfect fairy-tale wedding since childhood whether it be a big glamorous, red carpet event or a rustic, more laid back day with homemade jam jar flower arrangements and fairy lights lighting up a walkway. If you have a limited budget here are some affordable and rustic wedding ideas that we love and think may help when planning your perfect wedding; Jars Jam jars have a great effect if you’re going for the ideal countryside wedding. All you need is an empty jam jar, a piece of ribbon or string and a bunch of cow parsley. It will make a simple yet really pretty and effective rustic look. Why not use a variety of different sized jars for candles and small…

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DIY Wedding Favours Your Guests Will Love!

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Wedding Favours are little novelty gifts to give your guests to keep. DIY favours are an affordable and more personal option and they can either be hand made or put together. Whether its a sweet treat or a keepsake,  here are some ideas to give your guests something special that they will actually want to take home. Candles Candles are a great idea and only contain a few ingredients. They are easy to make, can be any size and can be put in a variety of different containers. Some popular choices are Tea Cups, Shot Glasses, Mini Jars and Tins. Candles can be made in any colour to match your wedding decor and the scents are endless. Either personalise them or simply decorate them with…

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Wedding Day Schedule – plan your timings!

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Your big wedding day is getting close and you’ll want to make sure that everything is on time and going to plan. If you are using a wedding planner then this is something that they will normally put together for you. All weddings days are different and involve many different aspects but we have put together a step by step guide that we think may help to keep you on track. 8.00 – 9.00 am Get up and have breakfast. You may be thinking the last thing you want to do is eat, but its important, even if its just a banana or some cereal. Have a glass off bucks fizz to calm your nerves but don’t over do it too early. 9.00 – 10.00…

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Wedding Tables – Layouts & Inspiration

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You’ve had your RSVP’s and now the tricky part is planning where everyone is going to sit and more importantly how? Do you have a formal sit down meal with round tables, a more relaxed feel with long trestle tables or a rustic banquet with wooden feasting tables. Here are some wedding tables and ideas along with different layouts and decoration inspiration. Round Tables Usually dressed with linens for a neat finish with a centre piece. The advantages of a round table is that they are very sociable and you can see and talk to everybody. Make sure if you choose a flower centre piece that is is above or below eye level. Paired with Chivari chairs you will achieve a classy sophisticated look. Instead…

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Wedding Cakes – designs and ideas!

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One of the most important features of a wedding, we thought we’d have a look at some Wedding Cakes. The wedding cake has been around for centuries and is still very important in a modern day wedding. The designs, flavours and styles vary so much and can be made to suit anybody’s taste buds. Traditionally wedding cakes were meant to bring good luck to the newly married couple and to all of their present guests. Today a cake is more of a centrepiece and sometimes not even served out. Did you know? The wedding cake has many superstitions. In some countries the cake is broken over the brides head – this is done to hopefully ensure fertility and bring good luck to the married couple….

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Your Wedding Day – The Added Extra’s

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The date has been set, the venue picked and everything is going to plan but you want that something a little different to go the extra mile and personalise your day. Quirky and unique added extra’s are particularly on trend at the moment and with the wedding season coming up it’s not too late. Here are some “added extras” for inspiration on the big day. Jam Jars These little jars are not just useful for storing jam. They can simply be left clear with a tea light popped inside or filled with glitter, confetti and flowers. Many people chose to decorate them with Hessian, ribbons or lace and link them in with their colour theme. They look great on tables, along pathways or even hung…

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Happy 90th Birthday to the Queen – 69 Years of Marriage

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Today as the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday, we thought we would go back and take a look at her Wedding Day. Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married at 11.30am on the 20th November 1947. The ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey and Elizabeth had 2 page boys and 8 bridesmaids including her younger sister Margaret. The Royal parties arrived in large carriages and the wedding was broadcast by the BBC to 200 million people around the world. After the ceremony they had their wedding breakfast at Buckingham palace before departing on their honeymoon to Hampshire. It is reported that the couple received over 2,500 wedding presents from around the world – now that is a lot of toasters. The Dress An interesting fact…

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Abbas Lighting!

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Brighten up your day even more with a variety of different lighting. The choices are endless with so many interior and exterior options. From statement hanging chandeliers to party multi up lighters, we have something to suit all themes and events. Our Abbas team are always busy creating, designing and constructing new ideas all the time. Starting with the Inside Statement Chandeliers Choose from single, 2 and 3 tiers in a variety of metals and colours. Whether it’s antique or something a bit more contemporary, chandeliers look perfect in our vintage pole marquees. Crystal chandeliers with hoops or an Italian style look stunning in a line down the centre of a marquee.       Starlight Ceilings & Festoons Create a twinkling starry sky with a…

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10 Reasons to Say YES to a Marquee Wedding!

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Can’t decide between a Hotel, Country House or a Marquee? Here are our top 10 reasons why having a Marquee makes a perfect venue for your special day.   You can choose your own location and venue. Do you have your own land, a large garden or know a neighbour with a field, then your halfway there. All we need to set up a marquee is a bit of space. Many people choose an area with a gorgeous view or a space that has a sentimental feeling. If you don’t have this, there are lots of venues that will let you just use the outdoor space rather than having the whole package.   You can decide on what type of Marquee you have. If you…

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