When you’re executing your meticulous plans for the perfect wedding day, as a perfectionist (which most people become when they’re about to tie the knot), you have to think of absolutely everything. First of all, there is the picking of the perfect venue that coincides with your personal style, the décor and ambience, perfectly coordinated outfits for the bride and groom, not to mention the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Then, there are the logistical matters – what kind of wedding feast you want, sit-down, buffet, family style? On top of that, there is the scouting for the perfect band that will have everyone on their feet, as well as the search for the best photographer who will catch the beautiful and candid moments. Finally, there is the devil in the details – the little details themselves.
I think it’s fair to say it is cold… but I don’t mind as there is snow! Not a great thing for most, but since the commute to our office consists of a zebra crossing, we can’t complain AND we get to have fun in the snow, the Boss himself (Winston) has even made it a mandatory part of the working day! Can’t argue with that! Now today’s blog may be a bit at odds with the weather outside, but what better time to talk and dream about hot summer weddings, than when it’s super cold! Plus we have the very talented Abigail Golder, a guest blogger and budding journalist, giving us some fantastic tips for a summer wedding this year! There’s some great ideas in here so pay close attention!
How the summer season is flying by! For the Matthew Oliver team it has been a literal case of ‘here, there, everywhere!’ …and we have loved every minute of it! As always if you want to catch up on what we’ve been up to, take a look at my or the Matthew Oliver Weddings Instagram. Ooh we love a good Insta story!
Coming to you all the way from sunny France, sat typing in the beatuiful Château de Grand Lucé, I wanted to share with you a great guest post from the wonderful Elena Tahora, a passionate fashion blogger and an avid traveller, writing all about some of the more unusual wedding traditions from around the world! Also a writer for the excellent American Tungsten have a look at what Elena has to say…
It’s Friday afternoon and as usual I have taken a little time off from the planning to have a drink (prosecco of course!) and do a little writing for you lovely people! It’s been a busy day in the Matthew Oliver Studio today, Matthew, Millie, Ceri and myself all here busy working away; with Winston making sure we keep on track! Don’t let his gorgeous face fool you, he’s a strict boss!
So thinking of what to write about, my eye fell to a picture of some beautiful lounge furniture we had at our Mandarin Oriental wedding last year and I thought, perfect! Let’s talk about why you should think about lounge furniture at your wedding, so here goes…
The day has arrived again, but not to worry it is almost over and soon you will be home with a cup of tea and Netflix, hurrah!
Just wanted to write a quick post about a recent guide we have been featured in called ‘How to choose your wedding suppliers’, written by the lovely Sheldon over at Almost October. It’s a guide into wedding suppliers from his unique position as a Photographer and serves to answer just some of the questions couples wish to know! Hopefully we played our part well and lived up to his expectations!
Well make up your own mind and take a read here (it’s worth it I promise!):
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Now go have an amazing week and we’ll speak soon!
We love planning destination weddings and we know there is a lot that goes into making it unique for you and your partner. Although you are planning an international wedding and there are a lot of similarities to planning a wedding in your home country, there are also some significant differences that you need to bear in mind. Here at Matthew Oliver we have therefore put together an infographic to remind you of all the questions you should be asking, to make sure you really get the wedding you always wanted!
My Friday has gotten off to a pretty slow start to be honest, as in getting out of bed this morning was a monumental failure on my part, it just didn’t happen! Though I eventually wandered over to the office to be greeted by a completely justified look from Matthew which read ‘About time you lazy sod!’, oh dear! But we’re happy in the Matthew Oliver office today, I got lots of sleep (woop!), Matthew is listening to Red Hot Chilli Peppers (true 90’s boy) and Winston is having fun playing with his new teddy, a Rabbit affectionately called Boris!
It’s nearing the end of the week, hurrah!
Things have been a little crazy of late, as I’m sure you are well aware, due to the launch of our new site! I’m hoping everyone has had a chance to take a look around it! (It’s worth it I promise!). The rest of the country, especially those in the retail sector, tend to have a bit of a crazy time around now as well. The reason of course being Black Friday and Cyber Monday! (I hear there are also talks of a Sofa Sunday(!?!), but I’m not convinced!).
Apologies it has been a little while, as always we have been all over the place, which can leave little time for writing. Though saying that I have found a little time on our flight back from the stunning Amalfi coast, where we have been doing a little recce for one of next years weddings, and let me just say, it is BEAUTIFUL! But enough about that and a little more about today’s blog, which is…
Sorry it’s been a while! I hope you are all well? We’ve had quite the busy summer wedding season, which has been amazing! You’ve probably seen from the numerous Insta photos, but it truly has been diverse, both in location (we’ve been flying all over the place!) and style (we never like to do the same thing twice!). You’ll see more pictures on what we’ve been up to in the coming months, once the the wonderful photographers and videographers do their magic!