Wedding Blog

Aug 2012

Top Tips for Every Couple Planning a Wedding

Below are listed some tips to make planning your wedding that bit less stressful

  • It's your day. Don't let anyone persuade you into having what they want or had at their wedding if you do not want it for your wedding.
  • Work out your budget and take care to stick to it. You don't want to start married life in debt or arguing over money after lavishing every penny on your wedding day.
  • Before beginning planning your wedding find out what contributions to your wedding fund you can rely on from your own savings and your parents.
  • Make sure you know ...

Aug 2012

Something Old, Something New...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in your Shoe

This is a rhyme from Victorian times yet the customs have much older origins.

Something Old represents the couple's friends who will hopefully remain close during the marriage. This was traditionally a garter given to the bride from a happily married woman in the hope that the happiness would pass to the new bride.

Something New symbolises a happy and prosperous future for the newly-weds.

Something Borrowed is traditionally something lent by the bride's family. The bride must return this ...

Aug 2012

White Wedding Dresses

The origin of the white wedding dress

The white wedding dress was made popular by Anne of Brittany in 1499. Prior to that time and until the 1900's, a woman would simply wear the best dress in her wardrobe.

The wearing of white has been a symbol of celebration since Roman times. In 19th century Victorian times white was considered a sign of affluence as it was assumed that a woman would only be able to wear white once (twice at the most) before the dress became soiled. At the beginning of the 20th century white ...

Aug 2012

Wedding & Engagement Rings

Almost every bride and groom receives a wedding ring from their new spouse as part of the wedding ritual. But what do wedding rings actually symbolise?

Wedding rings are an unbroken circle which is to symbolise the everlasting love and are worn on the third finger of the left hand as in Roman times it was believed a vein ran from this finger straight to the heart.

Engagement rings were first used after Pope Nicholas proclaimed in 860AD that not only was an engagement ring required to seal the agreement of marriage, but that it should ...

Aug 2012

Building The Mill Forge

The Mill Forge started off life as a farm until bought by the Smith family in 1988, It had fallen into disrepair and was no longer in use as a farm.

Since then there has been a steady stream of developments and additions to the property to develop it into one of the country's most popular wedding venues.

The pictures show the roundhouse being slated and the placing of the waterwheel which is a popular feature in wedding photographs.

A full history of The Mill Forge can be found here