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