Bloody Mary Metal Launch a Bespoke Wedding Service!

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This is not a drill! My favourites, Bloody Mary Metal, known far and wide for their awesome letter stamped silver rings and quirky designs, are launching a bespoke wedding ring service on August 1st!!

They have been creating beautiful engagement and wedding appropriate rings for almost four years from their Cornish base, but this brand new service (launching on its own micro-site) will give you way more choice when it comes to finding those most special of rings.

They say, “Complete with a tongue-in-cheek, yet informative ‘guide’ to choosing the perfect ring, our Bespoke Wedding Service brings a new level of maturity to our youthful brand, whilst remaining unique and fiercely independent. The site is easy to navigate, endearing and free spirited, with just a touch of the now-infamous BMM cheeky sarcasm!”

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“We have poured years worth of crafting engagement and wedding rings into creating a jaw-dropping wedding collection. So if ‘fully bespoke’ doesn’t float your boat, there are plenty of gorgeous, ready made, show-stoppers to choose from, in yellow, rose and white gold, as well as silver.

In true Bloody Mary Metal style, the collection shuns the stereotypical idea of engagement rings – so don’t expect just the classic white diamonds here! Blush Morganites and Peach Sapphires sit amongst Mystic Topaz and Black Diamonds in this magical, magpie’s dream of a collection. Not forgetting wedding bands too. We have created a variety of wedding rings, from classic, easy to wear bands, through to fully bespoke, shaped rings to fit around specific engagement rings.”

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A Romantic Glass Chapel Ceremony

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Chris and Patrick’s romantic wedding was very small. They had only a handful of guests, mostly family.

“The only inspiration I had was that I wanted the wedding to be just about us, our love and our family”, the bride said. “We wanted everything to be simple. This was actually our second wedding because we originally ran away and eloped in Vegas, just the two of us! We went off to Arkansas to get married in the woods, in the fall surroundings with just a few people who are the most important to us (including our kids) there.”

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The ceremony was held inside a glass chapel. “The Thorncrown Chapel is set inside the woods and it was so beautiful with all the fall colours. We attend the Unity Church of Peace back home which I tend to describe as the best little hippie church around, we are very much all about peace and love! We found a local minister who worked for the local Unity Church and she performed a very touching and personal ceremony for us.”

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Steampunk, Wes Anderson & Woody Allen Wedding in Islington

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Laura-Jane and Jack’s wedding was a combination of all the things they love such as steampunk, London, winter, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen and beer! They also encouraged their guests to dress up.

“All our guests commented on how personal the wedding was; informal and rather haphazard but it couldn’t have been any other way”, said Laura-Jane. “I think the most important thing to think about when planning your wedding is that it represents you and what you like rather than wanting to please everyone else and meet other people’s expectations.”

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The ceremony was at Islington town hall. “We included our own words in the ceremony and the registrars were really lovely. It was all very relaxed despite being in such austere surroundings. We had a lot of guests from outside London and they really enjoyed the sightseeing tour on the Routemaster bus in between the ceremony and reception.”

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Autumnal Wedding with Woodland Touches

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They wanted their wedding to to reflect the time of year that they got married – November. So Emily and Andrew decided to have lots of autumnal touches at their wedding. They didn’t have a theme or grand plan other than than seasonal flowers and a few woodland thrown in!

“The first thing I bought before deciding on a venue, dress, or anything else, was the cake topper from Melabo Wed on Etsy as we both loved it”, said Emily. “This was the starting point for our inspiration! I think we surprised ourselves with how many traditional elements we included in our wedding day – however there were things which we knew we didn’t want. I didn’t have an engagement ring, we didn’t want a first dance, to throw the bouquet, or full 3-piece suits for the men. Andrew had always told his mum that he would get married wearing trainers, which he did!”

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“We were both very apprehensive about the ceremony”, she continued. “Neither of us are keen on standing up in front of people, and I think my legs were shaking the whole time. To make us less nervous we asked Emma, our photographer, if she would take the photographs of the two of us together before the ceremony, and we had our bridal party photographs taken then too. This worked really well as it meant that we had more time with our guests following the ceremony and we got to see each other beforehand to steady our nerves. Emma was fantastic with us – despite the fact that we are both usually averse to having our photos taken she made us feel completely relaxed.”

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How to Put Together a Gift List That Really Rocks

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When it comes to choosing things for your wedding gift list, I think adding your own personality to the proceedings is the way to go. I mean, sure, you could order a silver kettle and a set of white dinner plates, but why not have a little fun with it?

When The Wedding Shop got in touch to ask if I’d like to curate some of my favourite items from their website, I jumped at the chance to do some fantasy shopping. Hum, I feel like I might need the pink palm tree dinnerware in my life for real though.

The Wedding Shop is the UK’s original multi-retailer gift list company. Their team of in-house buyers travel internationally throughout the year to curate a unique collection of thousands of products from more than 350 leading and boutique brands including Wedgwood, Yves Delorme, Kate Spade, The White Company, Ralph Lauren, Dualit, Le Creuset, Kitchen Aid, Garden Trading, Cornishware, Missoni Home and many more.

For high-value items such as furniture and electrical appliances there is now the option to split the cost into affordable contributions for guests. You can also add an unlimited number of independently stocked products to their list without any additional charges.

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If you’re starting to put together your own wedding gift registry, here are my top tips:

Start early

It is completely acceptable to start compiling your gift list as soon as you get engaged. Some people will might want to buy you an engagement gift, or they might just be super keen to order your wedding present right away.

Upgrade your old stuff

With most couples living together before they get engaged, you might think you don’t really need a lot of new stuff for your home. However just because the duvet set you bought from Primark is still perfectly functional, doesn’t mean you can’t try and get something way better!

When we got engaged we were able to register for a Dyson vacuum, Vera Wang plates and 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. At the time we never would have spent our own limited fund on such indulgences, but receiving them as wedding gifts from generous relatives was so amazing!

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