Wedding

Finding the perfect bridal lingerie

So you have visited lots of bridal boutiques and tried on and found the perfect wedding dress. You fall in love with it and put the deposit down and then the search starts for the underwear.

When it comes to bridal lingerie there is lots to think about. Do you have straps on your dress, is it a low back, strapless, are you going for something more floaty that might need some shape wear. The search then begins for the perfect underwear.

Finding the perfect Bridal Lingerie

Hunkemöller offer a lovely range of bridal lingerie. There is something for you whatever style of wedding dress you have chosen. I have put together some of my favourite items you can get from Hunkemöller.

I really like this Jade bra and Brazillian pants set, with matching suspenders. The bra has detachable straps so it’s perfect for the beautiful gowns that come with straps but also for those that are strapless.

The Jade range, is pretty yet sexy with the gorgeous lace. It’s also great that this lingerie it is wearable again and again so that extra expense with your budgets is one thing that you can use again.

I often picture bridal lingerie to be a corset style, this super sexy Ece bustier set is just gorgeous. I always think that having nice underwear can make you feel just the bit more beautiful. Even though it’s only you that knows it’s there until it gets taken off by your new Hubby. The Ece range comes with a choice of thong shorts or rio style pants.

When I got married, I wore and pj’s and a cardigan while getting ready at the venue. Not very sexy.  However looking back I wish I had a gorgeous dressing gown to wear, although 8 years ago I don’t remember ever seeing anything like these beautiful statin bridal kimonos.

Now I think these are a must for any bride, something to keep after the wedding, but also you can wear it while getting ready. Having your underwear on with the kimono over the top, means that once you have your hair and make up completed then you can just slip the kimono off and get into your gown without putting a hair out of place.

Bridal Lingerie

Have you thought about the bridal lingerie that is perfect for your wedding dress?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Hunkemöller. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Eynsham Hall the Wedding venue of dreams

Arriving at Eynsham Hall down the long drive way and seeing the Hall coming into view, its just WOW. I cannot imagine how anyone seeing the Hall for the first time would not be thinking wow, it’s just breathtaking. I know that the wow factor is something that most couples want for their wedding and just the first sight of the venue will do that for you and your guests. That wow factor does not just stop at the view!

Eynsham Hall

Entering Eynsham Hall you step into grandeur of the old hall, with a fabulous modern twist. Wood panelled walls, old book cases, police memorabilia, splashes of copper and yet ocher coloured chairs in the contemporary Gun Room Bar, lime green chandeliers in the brasserie, geometric wall paper in the library which all work seamlessly together. It doesn’t stop there the bedrooms are all fabulous, I was able to visit a few different ones, all different sizes and each and everyone so different yet so similar. The interior design team that came up with the style concepts worked their magic to make Eynsham Hall beautiful inside and out. All coming together to make Eynsham Hall the dream wedding venue.

What can Eynsham Hall offer you?

Eynsham Hall Wedding Venue
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As a newly engaged couple looking for that perfect wedding, Eynsham Hall have lots to offer you. With newly refurbished function rooms, a strict one wedding only per day policy. Which for me is a big plus point, you don’t want to be bumping into another Bride or Groom, it’s your special day and it should all be about the happy couple. They Summer and Winter packages, indoor and outdoor licensed areas for your ceremonies or blessings. 134 newly refurbished rooms for your guest to stay in, leisure facilities and beauty salon, wedding packages to suit your budget. Eynsham Hall also offers complimentary food and wine tasting to make sure you know that you are making the perfect choices for your wedding food, which not every venue offers. Within your wedding package comes the amazing honeymoon suite for the night of your wedding. Not forgetting your own dedicated wedding specialist to help you every step of the way to making your day everything you dreamed about.

Getting married at Eynsham Hall

It’s very popular now for couples to choose not to marry in a Church or Registry Office. Eynsham Hall offer the alternative to marry in a civil ceremony within one of their 4 licensed locations. The Red Room, The Library, on the outside Terrance and the Duberley Room.

Eynsham Hall Duberley Room
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There is a charge of £495 for you to be able to hold your civil ceremony, vow renewal or even blessing at Eynsham Hall. Plus of course the registrars fees that are payable direct to them. Within the ceremony room hire charge Eynsham Hall offer a complimentary flower display for the registrar’s table.

If you choose the Platinum Package the room hire for your Civil Ceremony, vow renewal or blessing is included within the costings.

Choosing the perfect reception room

At Eynsham Hall there are various different rooms that you can have your wedding reception in.

Eynsham Hall Green Room
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The Green Room is the largest of the private rooms you can hire for your wedding. It gets it’s name from the green colours throughout the room. It’s a really impressive room, with large windows looking out over the beautiful gardens. The Green Room can accommodate up to 100 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast, however if you are looking for more informal standing buffet then 170 guests can be catered for. The private bar for the Green Room is the Library that is attached, more seating is added to it for your guests to move away from the evening entertainment.

The Red Room is a gorgeous room set at the end of the manor, it has large windows over looking the gardens. With space to cater for up to 80 guests for a seated meal or 120 for a standing buffet. The Red Room is also attached to the Library for the private bar.

The Library is just how you would imagine, a gorgeous old Library with a splash of modern. The Library can seat up to 50 guests and is also used for the private bar area when you have The Green or Red Rooms for your wedding.

The Duberley Room is the perfect location for the more intimate wedding. It holds up to 40 people and looks out over the Champagne Terrance and Grounds. The Duberley Room is the latest to be granted a Wedding license and for me I think it is my favourite of all the rooms. I love that you could have only a few guests but be able to have such a fabulous venue. So many other venues have a minimum number of guests, that smaller wedding parties are not made quite so welcome.

Wedding Packages

Eynsham Hall currently offer four different packages that vary in price and what is included. On top of those they offer canapés, a barbecue, hog roast and evening buffet options. Some of which are included within the packages others can be added on extra.

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Ruby Package

A welcome drinks either of sparking wine or Buck’s Fizz

Wedding breakfast, a three-course meal, coffer and petits fours

Half a bottle of house wine per person to chosen by the happy couple

A glass of sparkling wine for the toast

Red carpet on arrival

Silver cake stand and knife, place cards, menus and table plan

Honeymoon Suite on the night of your wedding

Toastmaster

Exclusive Room Hire

£115.00 per person, £45 per child under 12, under 5’s are free

Evening buffet starting from £6.50 per person

Eynsham Hall
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Diamond Package

A welcome drink of House Champagne on arrival served with a selection of canapés

Wedding breakfast consisting of a three course meal, with coffee and petits fours

Half a bottle of house wine per person to be chosen by the happy couple

A glass of House Champagne for the toasts

Red carpet on arrival

Silver cake stand and knife, place cards, menus and table plan

Honeymoon Suite on the night of your wedding

A bottle of Perrier Jouet Champagne in the bridal suite on arrival

Eclusive Room Hire

Toastmaster

Chair Covers with a bow colour of your choice

Evening Disco finishing at 12.00am.

£135.00 per person, £45.00 per child under 12, under 5’s are free

Evening buffet starting from £6.50 per person

Platinum Package

A glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne on arrival served with a selection of canapés

Red Carpet on arrival

Wedding breakfast, a four-course meal, with coffee and petits fours

Half a bottle of wine per person from out Connoisseur’s Selection of Wines, selected by the happy couple.

A glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne for the toasts

Fresh table flowers for each table and two mantelpiece arrangements prepared by the in house florist

Silver cake stand and knife, place cards, menus and table plan

Sweet Cart with a selection of treats

Honeymoon Suite on the night of your wedding

A bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose Brut NV and a fresh bouquet of flowers in the Honeymoon Suite

Evening buffet or barbecue in the Summer months

Room hire for civil ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment

Toastmaster

Chair covers with a bow colour of your choice

Evening disco

£210.00 per person, £45 per child, under 12’s are free

There is also a Winter Wedding package available November to March, that includes the front entrance trees lit up with fairy lights.

Eynsham Hall Wedding Photo
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If you are wanting more details about the packages Lisa Marie will happily talk you through the details and send you menu options and everything else you could possibly need to help decide if Eynsham Hall is for you.

I love that the team at Eynsham Hall are open to suggestions when it comes to making your wedding day as unique as your. If you really wanted cornish pasties for your evening guests or you both had your hearts set on banger and smash for you main course, then Lisa-Marie would work with the chefs to make your wedding dreams come true.

The food is fabulous, during my stay I was able to enjoy an evening meal cooked by the chefs who would also be creating your wedding food. You will not be disappointed.

Spending your wedding night in style

I was lucky enough to spend a night in the Honeymoon Suite, it is a fabulous room. I honestly don’t think I have stayed in such a gorgeous suite before, and I have stayed in some lovely places. The Honeymoon Suite at Eynsham Hall has a copper bath within the bedroom that it sat in the bay window that looks across the gardens. A actual copper bath.

There is a minibar/fridge, that has lots of little drinks that temp you share a glass of bubbles to help celebrate your marriage. The Honeymoon Suite is a large spacious room, with wardrobes in the entrance area, a full length mirror, a large desk with mirror above it plus plenty of natural light for your make up. The ensuite bathroom has a large double shower, with a marble sink. Plus robes for the happy couple to use during their stay.

With 34 boutique rooms within the hall and an another 100 rooms within the grounds, so there is plenty of space for all of your guests to stay for the night of the wedding.

More information?

A many brides wants to spend the night before the wedding at the hotel and then get ready there, Eynsham Hall offer a complimentary room for the bridal party to get ready in on the day of the wedding. The Peacock Room, is a large open space that is full of natural light, that will allow brides to get ready with all of her maids, space for hair and makeup, and also for those gorgeous getting ready shots without all trying to get ready in one of the boutique bedrooms.

Eynsham Hall have an online wedding brochure that you can download, to we lots more images and get even more details. Not forgetting speak with Lisa Marie and the rest of the team at Eynsham who are always on hand to answer any questions to help you choose the perfect venue for your wedding.

 

*I would like to thank the team at Eynsham Hall for inviting me to spend the night with them. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Some of the images seen are my own, others have been shared with me. Credits for images below.

SLR Photography

David Bostock

Benjamin Wheeler Photographer

Neil Hanson Photography

Squib Photography

 

 

Choosing the colour theme of your Wedding

Planning a wedding should always start with choosing the theme and colour combinations that work the best for you and your partner. You need to make the day be about you. Don’t let your wedding planner influence your choices, and make sure that you choose the colours that represent your personality and matches your style. Below you will find a few tips on choosing the colour themes for a perfect personalised wedding.

choosing the colour theme of your wedding

Decoration

White with gold, pink, or silver might seem like the straightforward choice, but you need to dare to be unique. If you love purple and yellow, and would like to create a fun atmosphere, nobody should hold you back. Choose the flowers according to your colour theme, and dress your tables, venue in the shades you prefer at home. Make sure that you have a neutral background colour, such as beige or white, so your unique decorations are getting noticed.

Dresses

White dresses are a part of wedding traditions, but you don’t have to completely stick to the rules. You can choose a different colour tiara or shoe, and make a statement. A flower in a dark red will make you stand out more, especially if your future husband wears similar colours. You can search for mens wedding suits in different colours, and choose the appropriate flower decorations, so your looks are a perfect match. Make sure that your bridesmaids’ dresses create a perfect contrast with your dress.

Accessories

Create a contrast with your accessories. Your flowers need to be colourful, to get noticed in the white background. Get a necklace that is bold and beautiful, and a bracelet made of colourful floral motifs. Choose earrings that are not overwhelmingly large, but contain your wedding theme colour and suit your skin tone. Choose matching tablecloths, serviette, and napkin rings,cutlery, and chair decorations.

Cake

Everything at your wedding should be about you. Get creative and order a cake that is modern, bold, or even funny. Choose a colour for the decoration that is present in your venue, and motifs that are similar to your floral bouquet. If you are going for a pink princess theme, you can get a palace-shaped wedding cake made. Love red? Get some strawberries and raspberries scattered around the cake for contrast. Add colourful edible flowers or marzipan to compliment the main colour.

Food

Avoid bland and boring food, if you want your wedding to represent your personality and attitude toward life. You can use food colouring, or even edible flowers to decorate the plates with the same colours and match the style of the wedding venue. Choose your tableware according to your menu and original colour theme.

Choosing the right colours for your wedding theme helps you make your big day memorable and unique. Get planning and find the shades that suit you the most. Talk to your bridesmaids before you decide, but avoid the standard boring combinations. Get creative, and make sure you add a unique colour you and your future husband both love and suit.

 

Beautiful Bridesmaid’s dresses online…..

Bridesmaid dresses are such an important element to a wedding. They are often what brings the colour scheme and themes together, however they can also use up a large chunk of the budget. When I got married we only had a limited budget and therefore I only had my sister as a bridesmaid, as I knew I wanted to buy her dress and accessories. I just could not afford to have my friends, because I would have ended up with 6 adult bridesmaids. When I was bridesmaid for my best friend she also only had me and I remember that my dress cost almost £250, which is about the standard cost for a bridesmaid dress bought at a bridal boutique. If you had 4 adult bridesmaid that’s £1000 before you have even looked at their hair and makeup.

Bridesmaid's Dresses Online

Now however money savvy brides are looking outside of these boutiques to online stores to see what is available to them and at much more affordable prices. It means that you are able to have a few bridesmaids without having to worry about using up large amounts of your budget.

Joanie on-line have a fabulous range of gorgeous dresses. Long, short, sweetheart cut, straps in varying different colours. Which also means that you are able to have a different style dress for each of your bridesmaid but all within the same colour. I actually quite like seeing bridesmaids in different style dresses because often one dress style doesn’t suit everyone. Plus it shows off different personal styles.

Bridesmaid’s dresses online

I have put together my top picks of bridesmaid dresses from Joanie, with prices starting at just £40 and sizes from 8 – 22 there is something for everyone. 

The lovely Gracie Georgette Occasion dress, is knee length with a ruched waist and floaty sleeves. It is available in 5 different colours. It’s had that romantic feel and is perfect for your bridesmaids, available in sizes 8-22 and costs just £40.


The Isla Georgette is a maxi dress and a very popular option with brides and bridesmaids. It’s floaty style makes it a great style for all shapes and sizes. Available in sizes 8-22 at costs just £48.00 and also has 5 different colours options.

Celine Georgette it a knee length dress that like the others comes in 5 different colours. It the has a statin tie to the waist to helps to show off the waist line. It is available in sizes 8-22 and costs just £40.

I love that Joanie offer different style bridesmaid dresses, yet they are all so similar that you could have your bridesmaid wearing different dresses but they all still match and have the gorgeous romantic feel. Plus they are at a faction of the price of heading into a bridal boutique.

What was your budget for each bridesmaid? Did you choose to head on-line to find the dress or go for the bridal boutique?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Joanie. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*