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The best 2017 wedding expos to help you plan your day

When it comes to planning your wedding, sifting through the enormous range of venues, wedding dress designers, cake decorators, photographers, bands and celebrants can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, wedding expos have popped up all over the country, giving budding brides the chance to peruse through the copious amount of information all in one place [...]

January 27th, 2017|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Ascot House Launches It’s Exciting New Menu

We are excited to announce the official launch of Ascot House's new menu. Our executive chef Michael Matthews has created a selection of dishes filled with fresh, seasonal flavours, creative cooking techniques and exciting produce that we can't wait to start serving to our couples and their guests. We spoke to Matthews about his inspiration [...]

January 20th, 2017|Blog|

How to avoid unexpected disasters on your wedding day

Your wedding has the potential to be the best day of your life. You've pictured your guests ohh-ing and ahh-ing at your reception choice, you look the best you've ever looked, the weather's gifted you with the most perfectly blue skies and your fiance's annoying cousin has mysteriously come down with a virus preventing him [...]

January 13th, 2017|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Your Fail-Safe Wedding Dress Code Cheat Sheet

While we all like to think we know how to dress perfectly for a wedding, the reality can sometimes be different. With dress codes becoming increasingly ambiguous and hyphenated (e.g. formal-beach-with-a-hint-of-cocktail), dressing for a wedding can be fraught with dangers. Even simple sartorial directions such as 'Garden Wedding' can give rise to questions about appropriate [...]

January 6th, 2017|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

How to create the perfect wedding day timeline

You were swept up in a beautiful proposal by the man of your dreams and, no surprises, you've said yes! In a overjoyed haze you've told your family, friends, masseuse and everyone in your neighbourhood that you're getting married. It's been three weeks now and the initial excitement is starting to ware off as the [...]

December 28th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

White chocolate christmas-inspired rocky road recipe

Here at Ascot House we see bomboniere after bomboniere make their way onto our tables. There is no doubt however, that the most popular amongst the masses are the edible treats, including chocolates, dainty biscuits and personalised lollies. Given the Christmas season, we thought we'd share one of our favourite recipes with you, white chocolate Christmas-inspired [...]

December 23rd, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized, Wedding Tips & Advice|

The biggest wedding trends of 2017

While many elements of a wedding remain eternal, each year new styles, colours, themes and decorations arise, making the modern wedding a beautiful mix of timelessness and trends. As 2016 comes to an end, 2017 emerges before the soon-to-be bride like a blank canvas. To take some of the guess work out of styling your wedding next [...]

December 16th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Six alternatives to the classic wedding cake

We've said it before and we'll say it again: the traditional wedding cake, in all it's royal icing glory, will never go out of style. But more and more couples are increasingly looking beyond the classic for something a little out of the ordinary cake box. After all, you've meticulously styled every other aspect of [...]

December 9th, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|

Six Jewellery Designers to make you rethink the Traditional Carat

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but this doesn't mean she can't be friends with opals, sapphires and pearls too. While there will always be a place for the classic diamond when it comes to engagement rings, there is a growing demand for more unconventional designs that focus on less-common gemstones. Brides are looking for less [...]

December 1st, 2016|Blog|

Take the fuss out of summer wedding hairstyles

Choosing the right dress for your summer wedding is only half the battle - your hair style is a completely different crusade. No one wants loose strands of sweat-soaked hair sticking to the back of their neck when they're walking down the aisle in 40 degree heat. As we enter peak wedding season, we've taken some [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Blog, Wedding Tips & Advice|