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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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Wedding diary: Vow renewal for Charlie from Truly I Do

In just a few short weeks, my good friend Charlie Smith from Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com) will stand with husband Dan before their friends and family and renew their wedding vows…but this time, their three children will be a huge part of proceedings.

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Catching up with Mrs Smith to see how the planning is coming together for September 19…
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Fab Find: Wedding cocktail bar by Shaker Events

One thing which can put brides and grooms off of picking a marquee, garden or derelict barn for their wedding reception is the need to fill the blank space with decor and suppliers. With so many venues now offering to take care of so much of the day for you, it can be a daunting prospect to be responsible for every last aspect.

wedding drinksBut, Shaker Events (www.shaker-events.co.uk) are on hand to at least give you and your guests a drinking experience to remember. Imagine having a cocktail designed and named just for your wedding day and served up by the most artistic cocktail bartenders. That’s bound to go down as a highlight of your celebration!
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Fab Find: Large country houses for rent for your wedding!

Have you ever driven past a beautiful country mansion and dreamt how incredible it would be to host your wedding there? Imagine being Lord and Lady of the manor for one day, with your nearest and dearest having a ball around you.

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Can you believe that is actually possible?! Thanks to Landed Houses (www.landedhouses.co.uk), you literally can pick your dream large country house as the backdrop to your big day.
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Fab Find: Singing waiters offering Opera Anywhere

I’ve wanted for ages to witness singing waiters in action. It was something I did consider for our own wedding, but never got around to properly looking into. I was thrilled recently to witness a pair of singers launch into fun party songs during the wedding breakfast at my friend’s wedding. They were bags of fun and no doubt will remain a talking point among the guests for years to come.

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Fab Find: Pirate themed hen parties in Newquay

Finding a theme for your hen party can be quite a challenge. So many have been done time and again and you want yours to be the one getting the girls laughing the hardest. How about a weekend in Newquay…pretending to be pirates??


New attraction Pirate’s Quest (www.piratesquest.co.uk) has launched the unique pirate themed hen parties this year. Groups are invited to get in the spirit of things by dressing up in fancy costumes for their adventure through Cornwall’s piratical past!

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Venue: Bespoke weddings at Proud Cabaret Brighton

We all want to give our guests that wow factor when they arrive at our wedding venue. It was one of the main desires I had when choosing our wedding venue. We found our wow factor at the end of a long country lane that lead to the most incredibly stunning Tudor mansion. But, if you’re after something a little different to the typically English country garden wedding, take a look at this…

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Are you a digital or analogue bride?

A little something to make you smile…

A Few Good Men band (www.afewgoodmenband.com) have put together another fun infographic to get you thinking…are you a digital or analogue bride? I was a mix of both, I think!


Take a look and let me know your examples of both sides…
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