Wedding Budgeting Tips, Wedding Dresses Under £200 and Learn to Make Your Own Bridal Bouquet with Confetti Girls!

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Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel yet!? If not, where have you BEEN!? Confetti Girls is a channel that I run with my friend Helen and it’s such a fun little passion project! We put out new videos every week and I’d love for you to join us.

If you haven’t subscribed yet you’ve been missing gems such as…

10 wedding budget saving tips!

Wedding cake chat with Choccywoccydoodah

Wedding dresses for under £200!

And yesterday’s video, where we learnt to make a bridal bouquet with Green Parlour.

There are now 13 videos on the channel (that’s over 100 hours of wedding goodness!) so why not grab a cuppa or a glass of wine and dive in?

Design the Alternative Wedding Ring You’ve Always Wanted with CustomMade

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I don’t know about you, but looking for a truly unique engagement or wedding ring can be an almost impossible task. While there are plenty of awesome companies that do more alternative style rings and jewellery, getting something that loads of other alternative brides won’t have found too can be pretty tricky. Of course you can always go the vintage route, but what if you want something a bit more Rock n Roll than that?

Have you considered designing your own engagement or wedding ring? I bet you thought it was stupid expensive and difficult? Well it doesn’t have to be! Enter: CustomMade.

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Music and Art Inspired Brazilian Wedding with a Flash Mob!

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Mary and Caio lived next door to each other for twelve years before they had their first date! For their wedding they brought together everything they love; art, music, friends, family, décor and vintage. They had an art gallery of Mary’s paintings, an old Volkswagen in the fields, five bands (which had the groom playing in all of them!), friends leading their ceremony, craft beer, décor items from their house… and they partied for nine hours straight!

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“I’m a painter, just like my father and my grandfather,” began Mary, “so in the long corridor at the main entrance of our wedding venue, we hung up more than 40 paintings and turned it into an art gallery. We wanted the first impression people had of our wedding to be related to art and for them to get to know more about my family heritage. We also had 14 paintings inside the main dancing hall.”

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Fifties Rockabilly & Pin Up Wedding

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Monica and Charl’s South African wedding was a fun mix of the 1950s, rockabilly and pin up. The bride has always been obsessed with the era and she idolised Marilyn Monroe, so it was like the perfect theme for them.

“I always wanted to look like Marilyn Monroe on my wedding day”, she explained. “I also love vintage cameras and radios so I thought it would be really cool to incorporate the vintage goods with the 1950s stars to give the feeling of going back in time.”

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“When we started planning the wedding the one thing I kept repeating to myself was ‘I want to be different, stay true to who I am’. With this in mind, we tried to stay away from the everyday wedding trends. I feel that I accomplished this by having a ‘2-in-1’ dress. It was long for the ceremony but we changed the skirt for the reception to be a short, fifties style.”

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Informal DIY Wedding in Nottingham

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Esther and Sid’s October wedding didn’t really have a theme, they just wanted something laid back and informal. They had their ceremony at Nottingham Council House in the centre of the city, and their reception at Canalhouse, a pub in the former Canal Museum.

“We wanted an informal day that was colourful, fun and all about us”, said the bride, “although it did have a slight vintage nod with the stationery. We took inspiration from Sid’s TRUE LOVE tattoos. Sid is a barber and has a barbering academy so we had a barber’s chair and a barbershop backdrop for our photo booth! I love dressmaking (my dress was loosely based on Dior) so as a nod to that we had tape measure ribbon bows on the flower jars and we had a vintage sewing box for the cards.”

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The bride asked her 16 year old son to walk her down the aisle. “My dad and I are not particularly close so I asked Billy to walk me down the aisle. However in the end I decided to ask my dad if he would walk with us too. We were late because dad needed to go to the bathroom so Sid was left waiting, becoming more and more emotional as the music played, wondering if I had changed my mind! He didn’t realise we were all having to wait while my dad found a loo!”

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Take the Leap with WedX (Come and Hear Me Speak!)

Take the Leap with WedX

WEDx is a brand new seminar for wedding professionals. I am honoured to have been asked to speak at their inaugural event taking place on Monday 8th May at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre, near Cambridge.

Fair warning: I’m not a professional speaker. I prefer to chat from the heart rather than spiel off an over-rehearsed speech. But if you want to come and hear me share my journey from starting a secret hobby from my laptop, to spearheading a six figure publishing business, then I’m your gal! Specifically I’ll be talking about collaboration and how working with others has been the best thing I’ve ever done for my business and why. After all, no-one can do this shit on their own!

I’m going to be joined by industry heavyweights Amie Bone, Lisa Johnson, Lee Smith, Lina Orsino-Allen and Sammi-Jo Gascoyne. To learn a little more about these incredible people and what they’ll be teaching you, just head over to the WEDx website.

Ticket Discount!

Tickets cost £150, but the first five of you to book using the discount code KAT30 will get £30 off the ticket price, making it just £120 to attend! The cost of a ticket includes free parking, free Wi-Fi, unlimited soft drinks, hot beverages and snacks and a two-course lunch, as well as an opportunity to network over drinks.

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