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|

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|

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|

Decorative Digits for Your Wedding Day

Chances are that when it comes to your wedding day look you've thought of just about everything: you've ummed and ahhed about your wedding dress for almost a full year, visited the hairdresser multiple times and tried and tested your make-up more times than you can remember. But one small detail that often gets over-looked [...]

November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized, Wedding Tips & Advice|