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2015 – A Fabulous Year!

As we get nearer to the end of the year, I’ve been reflecting on everything we’ve achieved. We’ve planned some fabulous weddings and met some great people, have been part of some really great styled shoots and had lots of fun doing what we love! Thank you to all of our lovely brides and grooms, […]

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How Easy is it to Get Married in Malta?

I’ve had lots of questions from potential couples recently who want to get married in Malta (I think it’s the UK weather at this time of year that does it!) but are worried that it’s difficult due to legal requirements. This is true for many other Countries but fortunately, it really isn’t for Malta! I […]

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Dare to Be Different

Hi I’ve had two conversations with brides this week concerning wedding dresses. One is due to get married and one has just got married. Both are my type of clients – they are a little alternative so didn’t really want the traditional wedding and both didn’t envisage themselves wearing the usual ivory long dress. The […]

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A Folk Festival Wedding

When Emma and Mark approached me in June to plan their folk festival inspired wedding, I was very excited! I love short lead times as you get right into planning all aspects of the day so quickly, right down to the small details. With a shared love of folk music, nature and the outdoors, it […]

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A Day in the Life…

We’re really pleased to feature in Your Surrey Wedding magazine this month in their ‘Day in the Life of…’ series. I often get asked what do you actually do when you’re only booked for on the day coordination and it’s a  good question. Our couples only ever realise after their wedding how much we were needed! […]

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A Stunning Two Ceremony Wedding

As you know we love to be involved in weddings that are a bit different from the norm and Krystal and Calvin’s wedding was just that! They had a lovely civil ceremony with family in the morning and then a blessing by their pastor afterwards. Krystal wore a second stunning dress for the blessing in […]

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A Rustic Wedding with some Pops of Color

We’re halfway through wedding season and it’s so busy but I really just couldn’t wait to show you pictures of Kate & Ali’s rustic inspired wedding! We absolutely loved working with this couple to create their day – they were both so relaxed throughout the whole process and it was clear right from the beginning […]

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So What Goes into My Emergency Bag?

As a planner, I always carry around my emergency wedding bag on wedding days and my couples often ask what I could possibly need that takes up so much space! Well, I’m going to tell you today exactly what’s in it – rest assured that all of these things have been needed at one time […]

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If you Have to Have Sunshine!

At Carmela Weddings, we like to do things a little differently; we don’t believe in wedding rules and think you should have the wedding you want, where you want. I love a relaxed and fun celebration and I especially love them in the sunshine! Being half-Maltese, I always knew I’d end up combining my love […]

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Always Read the Small Print

Tonight I was lucky enough to be #Weddinghour’s #Weddinghourexpert over on Twitter! Weddinghour is fabulous! It’s an hour at 9pm on Wednesdays, invented by The Wedding Affair ( where wedding suppliers and couples ‘virtually’ gather to network, ask questions and talk all things wedding! As I have a law degree, I’m often asked about wedding […]

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