A Jesus Peiro Dress for a Chic and Glamorous Country House Wedding

Hello Tuesday, The dress. It’s Jesus Peiro, one of my absolute favourite bridal designers. The flowers are by Jay Archer and it was planned by the incomparable Katrina Otter. This wedding is a winner already. Claire is a dietitian and her new husband Tom is a company director of an internet marketing company. They were married on […]

How to Survive The Pre-Wedding Blues

Good afternoon gorgeous wedding blog readers – I’m here today with my planning hat on and sharing the latest feature in my wedding planning series.  Before I do, I just wanted to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for all of your wonderful comments and feedback about this beautiful real marquee wedding in Surrey […]

Boho Luxe and English Country Wedding Inspiration at River Cottage, Devon

Hello beautiful and much loved blog readers – welcome to the Bank Holiday weekend (in the UK at least). I hope that whatever you’ve got planned, its going to be all kinds of wonderful. I’m so thrilled to be starting the weekend with something very special. Next month, you’ll be seeing the first features from two […]

La Jolie Mariée – A Sixties Inspired Shoot At Iscoyd Park

Back in August, I was lucky enough to be invited along to Iscoyd Park to see this stunning and sensuous shoot come to life. Styled by Emma Hla from Coco Wedding Venues and Katrina Otter of Katrina Otter Weddings & Events, it was everything a shoot should be – perfectly organised, absolutely on-brief and gorgeous beyond words. It was wonderful to see Emma, Kat and the whole […]

Suzanne Neville Glamour and An Abundance of Gypsophila

Wedding designer and planner Kat of Katrina Otter Weddings would like to offer our readers a 10% saving on all bookings made before the end of April 2014 – this offer applies to all remaining dates in 2014 and 2015 across all of the services offered by Katrina (ranging from partial advice, on the day […]

A Long-Sleeved Suzanne Neville Gown For A Black Tie Winter Wedding In London

Good morning beauties! I’d like to share with you my week’s scintillating wedding planning mission – underwear. Does anything exist that holds in that annoying little tummy and doesn’t look like a giant piece of tarpaulin!? Answers on a postcard (or perhaps more helpfully in the comments box below). I’ve got such a gorgeous gem of […]

Transparency, Honesty & Clarity In The Wedding Industry – Things To Watch Out For When Planning A Wedding (Part I)

This feature is written in 2 parts, you’ll find part 2 here.  A big hello, a belated Happy New Year from Katrina Otter Weddings and welcome to my first wedding planning feature for 2016! I have to be honest, today’s feature has been a rather long time in the making. You see, I first started talking about the concept […]

The Truth About Weddings – Ten Things You Need To Know Before The Big Day

Hello again and firstly, thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on my first feature for Love My Dress about social media etiquette at weddings. It really means a lot that so many of you took the time to add your thoughts to the post so thank you again. Everyone who contributes to […]

The Key Ingredients To Creating A Successful Wedding Day For You And Your Guests

Hello, it’s great to be back on Love My Dress! I’d like to start by thanking you for all of your comments, thoughts and feedback on my previous wedding planning feature – A Modern Day Guide To Wedding Etiquette. It really means a lot to me that so many of you took the time to […]

Letting Go – A Guide To The Wedding Duties You Can And Should Delegate

Hello, it’s great to be back on Love My Dress! I’d like to start by thanking you again for your feedback on my previous features. It really means a lot to me that so many of you took the time to join in on the conversation and to hear that you’re finding my features helpful. Continuing […]

A Modern Day Guide To Wedding Etiquette

Hi! Is it just me or does it seem like only yesterday that I was sharing some words of wedding wisdom on how to master the art of delegation?! As amazing as it seems, we’re speeding towards the festive season at a rather alarming pace! As a Wedding Planner, now is the time of year when […]

How To Manage The Week Before Your Wedding

Hello again and I hope that you’re having a lovely summer so far. This year is flying by and, if you’re counting down the months, weeks or even days to your wedding, I’m sure it feels like the clock is ticking faster than ever! In today’s feature, I want to talk not about the big day […]

An Etiquette Guide to Social Media at Weddings

Whether you’re sticking to tradition or throwing the rulebook out of the window, etiquette is a fundamental part of wedding planning. However, over the past couple of years, these guidelines have become increasingly blurred, from the ‘who pays for what’ to the ‘who wears white’. I love the fact that weddings are so personal, that […]

Transparency, Honesty & Clarity In The Wedding Industry – Things To Watch Out For When Planning A Wedding (Part II)

Hello and welcome back for Part II of my guide to the things to watch out for when planning a wedding (you’ll find part 1 here). In this mini-series I’m guiding you through ten slightly controversial, complex and confusing topics, with each and every one integral to the success of your wedding planning journey, all in the […]