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DIY DESTINATION BRIDE’S DIARY: THE VENUE

Hello lovely readers,

I am excited to share my next post with you. With just under 4 months to go to the big day the pressure is on and we are in full swing with DIY projects, dress alterations and bridal beauty regimes!

For this post I wanted to share the importance of a your wedding venue. For me it was really important to pick a venue that represented us and told our guests about our heritage too.

For our legal ceremony in Bristol we chose to marry at my local place of worship where I have been going since I was a very little girl and I feel most at home, followed by a riverside reception at the harbour side in the centre. It will teach Miguel’s family about my home town and hopefully show them the nicest parts of my city.

But more important to me was the venue for the destination part of our wedding day. We are choosing to wed in the village of Miguel’s grandparents who unfortunately are no longer with us but who we both feel would be very proud to have us marry there.  The village is just beautiful! Surrounded by picturesque views, and has been featured on B.LOVED Lifestyle.

Finding a venue was not easy – most places were either over priced, had no accommodation for guests to stay, or wanted us to stick to their rigid decorations (which was a BIG no, no for me, as you’ll understand if you saw my last post on my inspiration!).  Finally we stumbled upon a lovely converted cigar farm, which was not only beautiful but offered all that we wanted. When we approached the owners Ellis and Nuria they were thrilled to oblige, but had never done a wedding there before so its taken a little more planning.. but we love it and enjoy popping in from time to time when we are visiting the area. Knowing that we are going to be the first couple getting married there really makes me feel special and like I have a special connection with it!

I cannot wait for our wedding day now and as I type about our dream venue it makes things even more real!

Ashlee xx

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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