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Wedding Furniture


Planning a wedding can be a very stressful time with lots of things to sort out and Wanting your big day to be perfect and run smoothly is natural. There are many things you have to get perfect for the big day such as the flowers, dresses, rings as well as the venue. Most venues will provide wedding furniture when you book it. However, if you are planning a personal venue you will need to provide your own furniture which adds to the list of things needing to be done for the wedding day.

Lakeland Furniture supply and set up some stunningly designed furniture ideal for the most important day in your life. This modern up to date luxurious furniture will leave you and your guests delighted with the service. They also provide a wide range of styles and can accommodate a range of budgets making them the perfect choice to provide your furniture on your special day. The types of fittings provided by Lakeland Furniture are things such as the table and chairs as well as all of the outdoor furniture providing the ultimate comfort for you and your guests on the day.

If you feel this is something you would be interested in for your big day then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.


Save the Date Ideas


Sending out your Save the dates is usually an exciting start to your wedding plans. Your wedding may be months away but this calendar marker is an ideal way to ensure your friends and family have advanced notice of your intended wedding date, read on for some save the date ideas.

Save the date can also bring some excitement as you will start to think about colour, design and themes for your special day. You can also have some fun and think a little wider than the traditional save the date cards. The colour and theme of your save the date can be totally different from the themes you may have planned for your wedding too so if you want to do something a little more quirky then here is a great chance.

Save the Date Rules and Etiquette
Don’t forget to add that the formal invitation will follow nearer the time and have full details on the wedding.

Make it clear on who you are inviting, this should include a “plus one” for single friends and whether children are invited.

Send your save the dates around 6 months before the wedding, or longer for those guests you know that plan holidays and things way in advance.

Save the Date Wording
The wording to your save the dates can be informal and in most cases just a small note and a to the point message will be just fine. Something like “bride and groom” are happy to inform you that they are getting married! The date and location planned is “your expected date and location” please save this and we will confirm nearer the time.

Ideas on Save the Dates
Below we have added some funky, traditional and unusual designs that may spark a little interest for your save the dates.

Disney Wedding Dresses


Have you always wanted a spectacular wedding dress that is just perfect in every way. Well the wait is over and all is available with the Alfred Angelo Disney wedding dresses see below for the 2013 collection.


Be inspired by free spirited Ariel with a beautiful pleated and embellished wedding gown made from satin, giving brides an hour glass figure and making them feel as ravishing as Ariel herself. The strapless gowns can be customised by adding a splash of colour with a bridal belt or coloured stones in the jewellery to give this look a true under the water feel. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Ariel inspired wedding dress.


This stunning strapless bridal gown is the epitome of a princess wedding dress. With a beautifully embroidered strapless corset made of satin and finished with crystals and a full tulle skirt graciously flowing as the bride walks down the aisle. This gown would be perfect if the theme of your wedding has subtle hints of gold and sparkle. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Belle inspired wedding dress.


You shall go to the ball! The all time favourite fairytale gown that brides have taken inspiration from for decades is the Cinderella wedding gown as she lives happily ever after. The strapless gowns with embroidered detailing and sumptuous fabrics will really make a bride sparkle on the day. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Cinderella inspired wedding dress.

Princess Jasmine

Take inspiration from the adventurous Jasmine on your wedding day by choosing a stunning strapless gown with beaded detailing and elegant style of dress. Style the bridal gown with statement piece jewellery for you and your bridesmaids. This would be a perfect choice if you have chosen an Arabian Nights wedding theme with shades of gold and bronze. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Jasmine inspired wedding dress.


If your wedding theme is based around enchanted forests and nature then a Rapuzel inspired wedding gown is the one to choose. With stunning ruche detail to flatter any silhouette and embroidered detail to add sparkle, it would look be a great dress for any bride. Finish this look with an enchanted head piece and simple jewellery. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Rapunzel inspired wedding dress.

Sleeping Beauty


Be inspired by the romantic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty by choosing an elegant princess style dress with floral embroidery and endless ruffles. You could choose a soft pastel colour like blush pink or a traditional ivory gown. Finish with a tiara, crystal jewellery and a floral bouquet for a complete princess look. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Sleeping Beauty inspired wedding dress.

Snow White

The Snow White inspired wedding dress is a stunning classic with an elegant twist of a floral embroidery, pleating and layers of tulle. This look would be perfect for a winter wedding with a faux fur shrug and beautiful hair piece. Complete the Snow White theme by adding splashes of red around the reception venue. Visit the Alfred Angelo website to find a stockist of the Snow White inspired wedding dress.


Wedding Dress Designers


Looking for that perfect dress can be the most fun part of getting married and if you are lucky enough to be considering buying from one of the many wedding dress designers that are in the list below then you will surely be the envy of all your friends. Trying on beautiful white dresses while your bridesmaids look after you is an experience in itself. The first thing you need to figure out is what style and silhouette suits you, there is so much choice from princess style to asymmetrical draped dresses, backless to alternative dresses and then a whole lot of wedding dress colours not as obvious as white to choose from. Another important decision is the fabric, would you like a lace or silk satin dress and how heavy would the embellishments be?

Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero is an international brand providing stunning wedding dresses to brides all over the world. The brand renown’s itself on fit, style and quality to provide each individual bride and perfect experience with a Maggie gown. Maggie Sottero’s mission is ‘’to make dreams a reality for every Maggie Sottero bride by delivering innovative designs, quality and best-in-class service’’


Dessy is an online retailer that has a phenomenal choice of bridal and bridesmaid dresses. There is a vast choice of colours and styles that will leave you spoilt for choice. Dessy also offer a try on service which is brilliant if you are unsure how a dress would look and especially if there is more than one design you like! And best of all, Dessy deliver worldwide so no matter where you are, you can have gorgeous dresses sent straight to your door.

Alfred Angelo

Alfred Angelo designs wedding dresses which are inspired by Disney princess characters. They offer a wide range of stunning dresses what will be sure to make you feel like a princess for the day. There are boutiques all over the UK, Romania and Saudi Arabia that sell Alfred Angelo bridal gowns so you are sure to find a stockist near you or online.

Benjamin Roberts

Benjamin Roberts offers a delightful collection of beautiful, elegant and detailed dresses making sure there is something for everyone. There are three collections, Tia, Benjamin Roberts and Gorgeous with Curves as well as their jackets and accessories. With stockists all over the UK, you can get your hands on a Benjamin Roberts dream dress near you.

Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander is an international brand with a collection of stunning, cutting edge designs that would flatter any bride. With stockists all over the world, Justin Alexander bridal gowns can be found in boutiques in your area. They also offer an exquisite range of accessories including bridal belts, embroidered sleeve caps and jackets.

Forever Yours

Forever Yours has created gorgeous ranges for you to choose from whatever the occasion. Whether you are getting married, the bridesmaid, mother of the bride or groom or the flower girl, Forever Yours have a beautiful selection for you to choose from. With stockists all over the world, you can find a bridal boutique near you to find the perfect dress.

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano specialises in classically understated dresses with perfect corsetry and stunning designs. With six stores around the UK and several stockists around the world, CC is a growing international brand. Make sure you look out for her up and coming events posted on the website for a chance to find the perfect wedding dress.

Beautiful UK Wedding Castles


Planning your wedding in a castle venue can have so much scope a beautiful fairytale style wedding with their elaborate rooms and lush gardens. Depending on which season you decide to tie the knot, you can make use of different areas of the venue. In summer you can have an outdoor wedding or even just a post wedding photo shoot with all the bridesmaids, groomsmen and parents. In the winter, you can make full use of the rooms available, decorate the venue with which ever theme you decide to choose and have your wedding reception to follow in the evening.

Castle weddings are so versatile that so many themes are possible to create in and around the venue. Anything from colour themes, medieval themes to Disney fairytale themes are all a popular choice in such a grand style venue. Castle venues are an ideal place to get married if you are looking for something romantic yet spacious if you have a large guest list. Some venues have in house catering, venue decor and planners so you can look into packages that they have to offer.

Purple Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cakes

Purple Wedding Cake Trims
Purple is an extremely popular wedding theme which reoccurs every year. There are so many ways you can incorporate the colour into your big day and adding purple to your wedding cake is one of them.

For that subtle hint of purple you could tie purple ribbon around the tiers of the cake or adding purple embellishments with some personalised ribbon, bows and trims. For a more dramatic deep purple impact try purple flowers, butterflies to decorate the wedding cake and the wedding cake table.

purple wedding cake trims

Don’t Forget…
To add those finishing touch to your wedding cake by adding a personalised cake topper from the online shop. There are so many to choose from, with different personalities and humorous toppers that you will be spoiled for choice!

Brooch Bouquets

Wedding Flowers

Do you want something a little different and unique? Brooch bouquets maybe that something special that you are looking for.  With stunning handmade designs the brooch bouquet can have a charming vintage look and be bang on trend whilst at the same time adding some personal effects or keepsakes that you would like included into your wedding day.

Brooch bouquets have some great benefits from the traditional flower displays.

They can be a beautiful keepsake and memory of your special day for years to come

The bouquet can be passed down to a special friend or relative on their wedding day.

Antique brooches, jewels, feathers, crystals, vintage buttons, pearls and  diamante beads can be pulled together in one design to give you a truly sparkly, unique vintage look.

Add a sentimental jewels such as your Grandma’s brooch

There is a great choice of colours, textures, sixes and shapes available and if you want to add colour then feathers and ribbon can be good

Crystal Brooch Bouquets

With an elegant and vintage look, the crystal twinkles from these bouquets will have you feeling like true Cinderella. Made from crystal accessorizes, Swarovski crystal and vintage brooches they are a heirloom in their own making and with all the traditional bouquet shapes available to buy you will be sure to find a loved treasure.

Silver and Pearl Brooch Bouquets

For a softer, classic look why not add pearls to your bridal bouquet. Pearls or pearl beads come in a various cream shades from near white to peach and ivory plus there are strings of pearls, round  and oval shapes with lots of sizes to choose from.  Clusters of pearls or the odd few will bring in a more interesting look to your bouquet and at the same time still follow a vintage bouquet theme.

Colourful Brooch Bouquets

For a truly personalised look these multi colour bouquets are fun, exciting vibrant and have a unique look of their own. They almost look like they have been made from a collection of  the family jewels with decades of history. Purple brooch bouquets are very popular and as purple is a colour that represents luxury it will fit in perfect and complement  crystals and jewels.


Pink Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cakes

As pretty as pink! Browse our gallery of pink wedding cake pictures and get some great ideas and inspiration for your wedding day theme from a range of wedding cake shops.

Pink Wedding Cake Trims

Pink is a timeless wedding theme and with a variety of shades from baby and pastel pinks, to the stronger hot pinks, fuchia and cerise it can be the perfect wedding colour and complement most seasons.  There are many ways to add some pink to your wedding cake and tie this is with your theme.

For that subtle light pinks you could add some light pink lace trims and ribbons around the tiers of the cake or add some cute pink sweets to the cake table. For a more dramatic pink effect try the wider hot pink ribbons and have that wow factor with hot pink napkins and cake boxes.

Don’t Forget…

To add those finishing touch to your wedding cake by adding a personalised cake topper from the online shop. There are so many to choose from, with different personalities and humorous toppers that you will be spoiled for choice!

Same Sex Wedding Cake Toppers

Beauty, News

As Same-sex marriage becomes law in England and Wales it’s expected that the first gay and lesbian wedding ceremonies will take place by summer 2014.  However looking around the online wedding websites there still isn’t as wide of a variety as there should be and things like cake toppers and it can be quite hard to find the 2 female or 2 male figurines that will complement the loving couple and stand a pride of place on their wedding cake. – so what are the options?

Well its good news and we thankfully have some answers! Same sex wedding cake toppers are available in our very own shop. Purchased as individual figurines there is a wide variety of themes to choose from and many have personalised options so that you can get the finer details spot on.

The real you can certainly shine through, whether your a sporty type and want to bring in some football, fishing or rugby fun. You can be the bride on a mobile, if that reflects you, blowing a kiss or just the down to earth kinda girl wearing wedding dress and wellies!

From classically elegant themes to perfectly personalised skin, hair and shoe colour we hope we have the cake toppers that you are looking for!

Create a magical and romantic topper couple that perfectly shows off your love. Our custom options make same-sex cake toppers perfect for gay weddings. Just select from any of our standard style figurines  and create something one of a kind just for you and your partner.