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Photographs: Could your wedding photos be award-winning?

Inspired by wedding guests at its 26 hotels across the UK, QHotels has launched a search for the nation’s best wedding photos in its first ever Wedding Photo Awards.

The awards – open to amateur photographers as well as professionals – aim to celebrate the special moments captured at weddings, whether funny, emotional, creative or romantic.
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The first live This Morning wedding – we were there!

Wow. There is no other word, but wow. To say yesterday’s first ever live wedding on ITV’s This Morning was incredible would be an understatement.

Our dear friends Annie and Gareth were the lucky pair to be chosen to get wed in front of the nation aboard the HQS Wellingon on the Thames, just across the water from the television studios.

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My friend, the This Morning bride!

Do you ever watch those mind-blowing experiences on TV and wonder what it would feel like to be chosen to take part? To be sent on an exotic holiday or take delivery of a luxury car…or have your dream wedding day planned for you. Well, it turns out, those fantasies do become reality for real people!


When I spotted ITV’s This Morning was looking to throw a wedding this spring, I knew the exact people who should put themselves forward. My good friend Annie is, thankfully, just coming out the other side of a hellish year, having discovered a lump in her breast while watching a feature on This Morning this time last year urging women to check themselves.

During her 12 months of treatment, losing her hair, feeling poorly and terrified, one thing that kept playing on her mind was maybe never getting the chance to marry her man, Gareth. They had already got engaged, but finances and then Annie’s illness meant any solid plans to become man and wife had to go on the backburner indefinitely.


And then came This Morning Throws A Wedding.
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Giveaway: Congrats to bride on winning Truly I Do garter!

Thanks to all of you who took part in my competition to win this beautiful garter by Truly I Do ( over on Instagram.


But, there can only be one winner and the lucky bride is…. xjessxjx Judging by her Instagram profile, Jess gets married in just a few short days and so this prize is perfect timing for her!


Congrats Jess, get in touch asap and we’ll get the Truly I Do garter posted out to you asap!


We would love to see a photo of you wearing your garter on your big day, too!

Giveaway: Free garter from Truly I Do!

It’s with huge excitement that I welcome back one of my favourite bridal specialists this week. Truly I Do ( has returned from a year’s break, now once again offering brides the unique opportunity to have the most precious, bespoke garters made just for them.

Got a husband who loves his football team almost as much as you or maybe he’s crazy about Batman? Whatever the theme, Truly I Do can make a garter for you. Or, maybe you’ve got an image in your head of the type of lace, beads, ribbon or other personalisation you’d like to include? Not a problem!

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Winner! Sarah Carr wins tickets to The Wedding Fair at ExCel London!

Huge thanks to those of you who put your names in the hat to win the pair of tickets for this year’s The Wedding Fair at Excel London.


Lucky bride Sarah Carr took a friend along to the show at the weekend to see what the best of the best in the wedding industry have to offer for her big day.


Thanks to Mercury Events, Sarah and her guest got free entry into the show with access to more than 150 wedding supplier and experts.


Congratulations – I hope you took lots of inspiration from the show!

Free paper pompoms for your wedding!

Pompoms are fast becoming the decoration of choice at shabby chic / country garden weddings. There’s nothing more striking than pretty balls of paper hanging from the ceiling in a marquee or barn, or decorating an afternoon tea party table.

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Pompom Blossom ( has come up with a unique twist on the trend – bespoke, hand-dyed, two tone pompoms! Each pompom starts off life as 15 sheets of white tissue paper, before each piece is hand-dyed so the centres and outer petals are different colours.

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A fairly new venture, pompom maker Sophie is keen to find original and innovative ways to showcase her pretty poms in return for marketing photos.
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Competition! Win 2 tickets for The Wedding Fair at ExCel London!

The best of the best in the wedding industry are preparing to show off their wares at The Wedding Fair at ExCel London this month – and YOU could be going along!


ARBG has teamed up with Mercury Events to offer one lucky bride and her guest free entry to the show and access to more than 150 wedding suppliers and experts under one roof.
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Winner! Bride wins £240 boudoir photo shoot!

Your beautiful stories of why you should win my latest fabulous competition of a makeover, boudoir photo shoot and discount on a beautiful lingerie range gave me goose bumps. But, sadly, there could only be one winner of this fantastic prize, worth £240.

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Competition! WIN a £240 makeover and boudoir photo shoot!

I’m thrilled to announce details of my latest wonderful competition! To celebrate six months since the launch of A Real Bride’s Guide, I’ve put together the most exciting prize yet – a sexy boudoir makeover and photo shoot, worth more than £240!

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