Monday, August 30, 2010

Come and meet Vincent & Emma @ Wedding Daze - Hardwick Hall


We are excited to announce that Wedding Daze is exhibiting at the Hardwick Hall wedding fayre on Saturday 4th September 2010.

Why not pop along and say hello, Hardwick Hall is a stately home on the edge of the Peak District, with its dramatic location set on the hilltop between the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border.

Hardwick Hall is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion built by ‘Bess of Hardwick’, Countess of Shrewsbury. Civil ceremonies and partnerships take place in the imposing Entrance Hall, with its grand overmantel fireplace and Elizabethan tapestries. Walled courtyards enclose fine gardens, orchards and a herb garden - an idyllic location for romantic photos and an opportunity for guests to enjoy the colourful borders with a post-ceremony drinks reception and canap├ęs, with the option of a marquee in the grounds.

Wedding Daze is a unique husband and wife planning team who offer a variety of services to help couples plan their memorable and unique wedding day. We will be on hand to discuss our venue sourcing, supplier sourcing, wedding day co-ordination service and the latest addition to our portfolio Las Vegas & California wedding planning.

To find out more about what Hardwick Hall and Wedding Daze have to offer please come along to the wedding fayre on Saturday 4th September 2010 - 5pm till 8pm. The first fifty brides to book will get a luxury goody bag on the night!

Look forward to seeing you there.

Vincent & Emma x

Emma & Vincent - Wedding Day Part 2








Even though we had many of our close friends and family come to Las Vegas we wanted to celebrate with the rest of our friends and family in the UK.

As wedding planners we see a lot of wedding venues, we choose Aston Hall for its quirky, modern feel to the interior and exterior. The marquee made the perfect backdrop for our casino theme wedding reception – we wanted to bring Las Vegas back to the UK!

To ensure the UK reception looked as Vegas themed as possible we want to say a big thanks to Ultimate Balloon Company for providing the chair covers, sashes, and balloons to make the venue look stunning. We had so many comment on how stunning the decor was! We also decorated the interior with a life size Elvis, Las Vegas sign and decks of cards!

A big also must be given to Jon at S6 Photography who snapped away and provide us with lots of fantastic images of our day (see above)

Wedding Daze specialise in planning Las Vegas and California weddings from the UK. If you would like to tie the knot in this area but not sure where to start then Wedding Daze can help you source venues, suppliers, officants and also advice on the legal side of getting married! Make an enquiry here.

See a selection of images from our UK wedding reception above!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Emma & Vincent - Wedding Day Part 1









Regular readers of our
Facebook, Twitter and blog will know Wedding Daze is run by Emma and Vincent – a unique wedding planning duo who can plan weddings and events from both the male and female point of view. We are now very excited to announce that we too are married! Woo hoo! So Wedding Daze is now run by a husband and wife team!

Here is a little info and images about our wedding, we would like to thank all the suppliers involved – their hard work and dedication made our wedding a truly fantastic event!

After a surprise proposal on the beach in Jamaica we started to plan our wedding. We wanted to combine our wedding and honeymoon and go for a quirky alternative when we decided to tie the knot. We decided that a Californian fly drive was the ideal honeymoon for us, lots of sight-seeing, beaches and culture. Then we started to look for wedding venues around that area, and the City of Las Vegas was just too tempting! For a long time we had wanted to visit the Sin City and this opportunity was too good to resist!

After lots of researching on the Internet and reading reviews, we choose the
Forever Grand Wedding Chapel at the MGM Grand Hotel. We were drawn to this chapel due to the old style 1950’s glamorous feel to it, we wanted to experience the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas – stars like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardener graced the famous Las Vegas strip.

Now the venue was booked the next thing on the agenda was the dress! Due to the hot climate I decided to go for a simple dress, thanks to the staff at
Hoops-a-Daisy I choose a beautiful Amanda Wyatt gown called Bermuda. This Grecian style dress was beautiful designed, with an gorgeous band of sparkles and pearls around the waist band. The dress had a huge train and the chiffon material hung beautifully. I then met Debbie from DC Bouquets at a wedding fayre and was instantly in love with her hair accessorize – after meeting with Debbie she sourced a me a beautiful vintage brooch and added feathers, pearls and sparkles to make me the most stunning hair piece – I have had so many lovely comments on Debbie stunning work! We also got a number of our items for Next, for example my wedding shoes, clutch purse and Vincent’s suit all came from there.

So we got married on Friday 9th July 2010 at the Forever Grand Wedding Chapel, we had two reading in our ceremony by two close friends. The readings were Soulmates and Recipe for Love. We would like to say a big thanks to all those who came to Las Vegas, 19 of our close friends and family came to see us get married. Another big thanks goes out to our best man, bridesmaids and flower girl for being in our wedding party! After our wedding ceremony we want to
Casa Di Amore – a beautiful old style Italian restaurant just off the Las Vegas strip – the food and service here was amazing! We also had a live singer, this singer whisked you back to the era of the 1950's singing all the old Rat Pack songs (George Bugatti). Again we wanted to thank the staff here for their communication on the lead up to the wedding! We had a wedding cake from the bakery Retro Bakery – this delicious chocolate cake was decorated in orange and ivory – the colours of our wedding!

Wedding Daze specialise in planning Las Vegas and Californian weddings, if you are thinking of getting married abroad and need guidance, please find more information on our USA wedding planning here.

Watch our for part 2 of our wedding on the Wedding Daze blog - the UK wedding reception.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wedding Reading: Eternal Soulmates

We had this reading at our wedding and we wanted to share it with you!


Eternal Soulmates

You are the one,
with whom I'm destined to be,
across space and time,
you are drawn to me,

One love, one life, we are destined to be,
soulmates forever throughout eternity,
In past lives I have loved you,
In this life I love you too,

And I know if I shall live again,
I am destined to love you,
across space and time, you are drawn to me,
One love, one life, we are destined to be,

Soulmates forever throughout eternity,
I know I'll always find you where ever you are,
No matter the consequence,
No matter how far,

Even in death I shall love you more,
to fuel my search to find you,
so we shall love once more,
across space and time, you are drawn to me

One love, one life, we are destined to be,
Soulmates forever throughout eternity

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Meeting Sharon Hill - US Wedding Planning Mentor


(Sharon Hill & Wedding Daze having lunch!)

In July 2010 we recently had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Sharon Hill, US Wedding Planning Mentor in the beautiful city of San Francisco.

We have never met in person or spoken on the phone, our entire relationship has been through Twitter and Facebook, this social networking phenomenon has been fantastic for us as a business! We have met many fantastic suppliers in the wedding industry and also lots of Brides and Grooms to be!

When we decided to visit California for our honeymoon (yes we recently got married, but more on that later!) we asked Sharon if she would like to meet up in person! It was fabulous to meet Sharon, who has over 19 years event planning experience. Sharon has a passion for all things wedding, we were able to discuss the wedding industry both in the US and the UK. It was great to compare and chat about the differences in cultures when planning a couples wedding.

After many years of planning corporate events and weddings, Sharon now mentors individuals on starting a successful wedding planning business, and also blogs on issues wedding and event planners come across when working with their clients. Sharon has written an ebook 'Become a Top Wedding Planner - Start a Successful Wedding Planning Business' - which is a valuable tool for anyone starting their own wedding planning business.

We wanted to thank Sharon for a lovely lunch and for also blogging about Wedding Daze. Sharon’s lovely post on us can be seen here. We hope that in the near future Sharon comes to the UK and we can meet again, until this time we will keep tweeting! :-)

Just Married!

We have some exciting news to announce, on Friday 9th July 2010 we became a brand new Mr and Mrs!

A full blog post with the suppliers we used and also a couple of sneaky wedding images will follow over the next week or so! Stay tuned!

Vincent & Emma x

P.S If you would like your wedding to be featured on our wedding blog, please drop us an email (emma@theweddingdaze.com) and our readers can share your special day!