The Wedding Blog

Welcome, dear readers! Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Leo, a seasoned event planner by trade and a cultural aficionado who loves uncovering Europe’s rich history and finest customs.

For me, a celebration is a way of life. I want every occasion to be the most joyous affair to recognize a special moment in time. Having planned events and weddings for over 30 years, it became apparent to me that it’s seldom all about one day; often the event host is saddled with lots of decisions or tricky scenarios that may fall outside the typical relationship with an event professional.

And I wanted to change that.

After having befriended and worked with hundreds of brides and grooms, I wanted to provide a platform to empower brides and grooms with the knowledge and know-how around all things weddings and events. In my time, the most successful events are those in which the hosts feel confident in all the elements that make up their special day.

This space is designed with you in mind to give honest and useful event-planning advice. Think of it like having a discussion with a close friend that tells it like it is -who also happens to be a kind and compassionate event professional!   Together we’re going to walk through buying everything, and I mean everything, for your wedding day outfit.  We’re going to navigate the world of champagne, bridal gowns, tuxedos, table settings and chat through the do’s and don’ts of bridal showers.

We’re going to talk through all the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of wedding planning that help you walk down that aisle in style, grace and confidence!


The Modern-Day Bridal Shower:

27 February 2023

The long-standing tradition of the bridal shower takes its roots in 16th-century Holland. Back in the day, a bridal shower was held in lieu of providing a dowry. Guests would “shower” the bride-to-be with gifts to take into the marriage, thus providing her with assets to bring into her union. This practice was common when…

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My Top Wedding Prep Tips

16 January 2023

Worried your wedding will end up in a disaster? It won’t! and I’m going to tell you a secret: in all my years of both planning and attending events, there is not a single event that has gone 100% to plan but rarely a disaster. I have learned how to be prepared for the majority…

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How to decide if you need a Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Planner or a Wedding Designer?

10 January 2023

If you’ve gone from saying “I do” to “how do I organize it?” during your wedding planning, then you’re not alone.  Similar to florists, caterers, and bakers, event professionals also offer a wide variety of services geared towards weddings. The good news is, every couple can find the perfect events services tailored to them, and I’m going…

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How to Choose the Right Lingerie for your Wedding Day

18 October 2022

It goes without saying that on your wedding day when it comes to lingerie, your everyday t-shirt and bra won’t do!  Whether you’re draped in tulle or seductively slipping into silk, the right undergarments lay the foundation for a flawless outfit reveal.  Since your wedding day is made up of multiple activities, sometimes taking place…

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My Top Tips on How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Dress

26 September 2022

After the moment you become engaged, choosing your perfect wedding dress often ranks pretty high up there in a bride’s most memorable moments en route to their wedding day. But with so many designers, styles and price points, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices available. “Do I want tulle or taffeta”? Are…

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A French Country Wedding

12 September 2022

Like many people who had to cancel their wedding due to Covid, after two years my clients were ready to celebrate in style.  They first married one year ago under confinement in England with a small ceremony with only family in attendance. And so, we thought why not have a public ceremony and party on the…

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Wedding Trends for 2022 in a Post-Pandemic World – PART Three

23 January 2022

Keeping an eye on 2022 wedding trends we know big changes are on the rise for both event structure and locations (and we’ve talked about them here and here). Today, we get to talk about one of my favorite topics -fashion! I love a good excuse to get dressed up and as a seasoned wedding…

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Wedding Trends for 2022 in a Post-Pandemic World – Part Two

16 January 2022

In part one, we looked at how a change in structure, or rethinking your event format will be one of the major callouts for event trends in 2022. Today, it’s all about location, location, location. We’re going to look at what’s hot in event spaces, and how to deck them out in style.  Embracing the…

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Wedding Trends for 2022 in a Post-Pandemic World

09 January 2022

As we move forward into 2022 there are many changes still happening in the events world, changes that are quite unique from previous years given that we are still living through a global pandemic. And while in 2020 and 2021 we saw numerous events, cancelled, delayed or reduced in size, the good news is that…

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A Southern France Garden Wedding

08 February 2020

Nestled just outside of the southern French city of Montpellier, is Gîtes les Coquilloux, a family owned and operated villa, situated in a beautiful Mediterranean garden, with a huge swimming pool, and the Pic St Loup and the Cévennes mountains in the background.  It was the perfect setting for my first wedding in France, which…

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