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News Update

So this morning we got into the office and realised that is it mid-March. Mid-March. How exactly did that happen? We have had a wonderfully busy start to the year here at WBZL and thought it was about time we gave you a little update on what we’ve been up to.

Last weekend saw the wedding of Priya and Bayju at the breathtaking Eltham Palace. With 12 weeks planning time, there was no hanging around with this wedding and it was great to see the wedding all come together so well on the day. It was a total honour to work with this couple and to be so involved with their day; Priya and Bayju’s love for one another is completely infectious, they have got a very happy future ahead of them. The day was captured by the legendary Polly Alexandre who was a total dream to work and general all round rock-star. Here is a sneak peek into the glamorous affair:

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Secondly, we’re really excited to be announcing the winners of our Blurb contest. So the winners (as chosen by Truly Random Number Generator) are….(drum roll please)…Karen, Laura G and Sylvia. Please drop us an email and we’ll make sure you receive your prize.

In other news, earlier this month we were speaking at the The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners Annual Conference. It was a great weekend in a stunning location (somehow I ended up with the most amazing and biggest room in the place) and it was lovely to see old friends and meet new ones.

March has also seen us featured in the current issues of both You and Your Wedding and Cosmo Bride. See our tips for finding your wedding style on page 151 of Cosmo and page 256 of YYW for some great budget saving tips. There are lots of gorgeous things in both magazines but wow, there are a couple of amazing fashion features in Cosmo – be sure to check out the Birds of a Feather shoot. Too beautiful for words!

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Happy weekend everyone!

Cosmopolitan Bride

We were thrilled to find a surprise copy of the new Cosmopolitan Bride in our postbox this morning and even more excited to see some of our tips for modern weddings on page 69! And OK I’m not just saying this, the current edition is F-A-B. Packed with gorgeous design details, some really great real weddings and some stunning fashion pages; I am in LOVE with the Alpine Romance feature and considering framing some of the pages they are so beautiful!

Be sure to head out and buy your copy now.  The new edition is out on Thursday from all good newsagents.

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A Happy Customer

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A couple of weekends ago saw the wedding of the lovely Jo and Ben and yesterday we got an email from Jo which we just couldn’t keep to ourselves (excuse the moment of blowing our own trumpet, normal service will resume shortly!):

“Hi Zoe,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and to Tiffany for all of your help and support with my wedding on the 27th.

I felt so calm on the day and in the run up to the wedding and that was really down to you.   You were so great to work with, an absolute professional but you felt like a friend at the same time. Our guests also said how lovely you were, in fact we’ve had so many wonderful comments about the wedding. It’s hard to articulate but the day was wonderfully organised but relaxed at the same time.  Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have been to and and personally I could not have imagined a more magical day.

I felt so confident to leave all of the details in your hands and just enjoy the day which ran so smoothly. I was supremely thankful for your attention to detail – from everything to crawling around quietly distributing the presents during the speeches to being on hand with suntan lotion and insect repellent!

I could go on and on with praise and comment but just wanted to say a huge thank you.  I will absolutely recommend you to any friends who are getting married!”

A Little Update…

It’s been super busy at WBZL over the last couple of weeks. Wedding season is just starting to get into full swing and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve moved to lovely new premises in Islington! After what feels like months of packing and unpacking, the piles of boxes are slowly starting to subside and we’re finally able to admire our new carpet! The development is still being completed but once the garden in finished, the office a little less chaotic and the new furniture assembled, I’ll post a picture or two. In the meantime feast your eyes on this little lovely from Boden. Absolutely scrumptious and perfect if you’re looking for a dramatic change of look for your evening reception. 

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Be sure to buy your copy of Cosmopolitan Bride this month where Susie and Tom’s gorgeous October wedding is featured! This wedding really was stunning so we’re absolutely thrilled that it’s been featured. To see more pictures from this gorgeous wedding go to our portfolio section and to see the original design board click here.

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The current edition of Cosmo also features a beautiful wedding shot by photographer extrodinaire Lisa Lefkowitz. It’s great to see more and more American influences filtering through into the British Wedding Industry. Hopefully this will encourage suppliers over here to continue to thinking bigger, better and more creatively!

News Update

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Hello there everyone, hope you all had a relaxed, loved up weekend! Lots of WBZL news for you this morning.

On Friday I headed over to Battersea Park for the Designer Wedding Show. It was fab to see some familiar faces and to meet some new ones too.  I met calligrapher Paul Antonio who  was kind enough pen the above for me and also the lovely Emily and Jo who were showcasing their rather gorgeous range of contemporary stationery. This is one of my favourites:

I met the charming and uber talented Peggy Porschen who’s cakes look even better in real life than they do in print and caught up with the lovely Vanessa Gore of You and Your Wedding Magazine to chat over some of the new trends we’re seeing at the moment.

There were some beautiful dresses on the runway including the SATC Vivian Westwood gown! My favourite collection was by Jenny Packham which as usual screamed old school glamour and sophisitication. In particular, Joy caught my eye:

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It really was a fab day and as I was leaving, I felt proud that there is such a selection of amaing talent available to couples in London. Hooray!

In other news, we’re delighted to announce the launch of a couple of great new blogs. First up, the wonderful and all round wedding planning guru, Bernadette Chapman has joined the blogosphere. Prepare for planning tips, inspiration and wedding news galore! Second up, we’ve been working really hard alongside Bernadette and the other lovely directors of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners to launch a new blog. The blog is part of the UKAWP’s aim of improving professionalism within the planning industry and is jam packed full of tips, discussion topics, showcase weddings and much, much more.  If you’re a fellow planner be sure to stop by or even consider coming along to WPE ’09; a training conference for established planners. The weekend is set to be fab and we’re slightly flabberghasted to have been asked to speak all about blogging on the Saturday!

If you’re not quite established enough to join us at WPE ’09 but would love to find out more about becoming a wedding planner, I would really would encourage you to think about completing one of the UKAWP’s training courses. We completed one right back at the beginning and have never looked back.

Phew! I think that’s all our excting news for now. Have a great week everyone.