Who doesn't love a good wedding...

A wedding day is so special, not just for the happy couple, but for their family and friends too, getting to celebrate with them. 

I do love a good wedding, and in my distant past, was witness to some interesting events at some weddings where I was working, from people having fights to brides vomiting at the wedding breakfast from being too drunk.  Fortunately, I haven't been to any weddings personally where anything like that has happened, it's all been plain sailing.

I've been to a few weddings around the world, one in Sydney in the Botanical gardens, for a Welsh friend, hence the ceremony was followed by a Tom Jones concert for the evening reception.  The gardens were incredible as I'm sure you can imagine, the Tom Jones concert, although not a fan was very entertaining, and the overall day was wonderful.  

View over Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge from Botanical Gardens

View over Botanical Gardens in Sydney

I've been to a couple in America, where the celebrations start with a bridal shower early on, then the rehearsal dinner and wedding day itself, and often followed by another party the next day.  The weddings in America were big affairs, and there were lots of bridesmaids and ushers, they also do things in a different order, the cake cutting and wedding dance came before the wedding breakfast, and when it came to cutting the cake, it was all about smashing it into your partner's face - not sure I'd be keen after all that time in hair and make up, but it was fun to watch. I was bridesmaid at one, and guest at another, both lovely days. 

Large wedding cake at American wedding

The wedding in South Africa was incredible, in the Drakensberg mountains, the groom came over a lake on a zip wire, and the bride looked divine in her dress, getting married before a breathtaking backdrop. The reception was held in a stunning building, and we put taper candles in brown bags filled with sand, all the way down the stairs for the couple to walk down, just magical. Drakensberg mountains, South Africa

Then a trip to Thailand, was fabulous, all the lovely street food, scents galore.  Only downside was the boyfriend getting food poisoning the night before at the 5* hotel, so only seeing the ceremony before retreating to the bedroom.Thailand Wedding

A wedding in a chateau in France was spectacular, especially as it was a family affair.  The grounds were magnificent, and the furniture and antiques were amazing, but you had to be awfully careful with your glass of red.  We stayed at a beautiful place just down the road as well. 

Chateau in France

House in France

And the most recent was a wedding on a picturesque greek island, sun, sea, sand and beautiful people. 

Syros - greek islandTown Hall in Syros  Syros, Greek Island




Houses on Syros

And then there are so many gorgeous wedding locations we've been to in the UK, the Eden Project, Waddesdon Manor, Brocket Hall, Fawsley Hall, Blenheim Palace to name a few. 

Eden Project in Cornwall at night    Eden Project during the day

At the beginning of this year, we were very excited to be invited to scent the British Wedding Awards at the Royal Horseguards hotel in London with our Crimson Rose & Oud candles.  

Wedding ideas magazine    British Wedding Awards

'Scenting an event' is a lovely way of welcoming your guests to your wedding or any event, and giving the same scent in our travel candles as favours for your guests is a fabulous way of them reliving your special day when they get home. They're also the perfect size for taking away on a honeymoon. 

Taylor Benfield travel candles as wedding favours for guests

Many of our bridal customers also choose to give our home candles to their bridesmaids, it's a real treat, and they can pick individual scents depending on their bridesmaid's tastes. 

Bridesmaids gifts from Taylor Benfield

And our personalised message service and complimentary gift wrapping ticks another thing of their to do list too, which if you've ever been involved in organising a wedding, is brilliant. 

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