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Tips for planning and designing your elegant, modern romantic destination wedding in the UK.

tuscany wedding venues with onsite accomodation

Countryside Tuscany Wedding Venues with Onsite Accommodation

Tuscany, with its olive groves and wine presses, one of the few parts of the world that has the combination of history, gorgeous scenery, sumptuous cuisine and remarkable art in equal measure has lots of beautiful Tuscany wedding venues dotted across its landscape. Some are well known and popularly frequented by folks the world over. However,...

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Tuscany wedding venue villa pazzi al paraguaino

Spotlight on Tuscany Wedding Venue; Villa Pazzi Al Parugiano

Nestled in the tuscan countryside admist the olive groves and rolling hills lies this gem of a tuscan wedding venue, Villa Pazzi Al Parugiano (fondly called Villa Pazzi). With easy access to the city of Florence and about 30 minutes drive to both Pisa and Florence airports, Villa Pazzi is an ideal location for your...

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10 wedding planning tasks to do whilst on lockdown

10 Wedding Planning Tasks to do whilst on lockdown

I know everyone is at home at the moment but if you recently got engaged or especially just before the pandemic and subsequent lockdown hit or even after, (many congratulations! I can certainly understand, life is too precious, to wait!) no doubt you are keen to start your wedding planning but like most of us...

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how to postpone your wedding as a result of the pandemic

How to Postpone Your Wedding due to the Pandemic

If you are considering how to postpone your wedding or have your wedding plans interrupted as a result of the pandemic, my heart truly goes out to you. I know it wouldn’t have been an easy decision to consider, but hang in there, the sun, will shine again and you will be walking down the...

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the art of slow living, living through the pandemic, tips for brides and grooms

The Art of Slow Living; living through the pandemic

The roads are deserted, the shops are closed, our restaurants are shut and bustling cities and village squares alike all feel like ghost towns, the art of slow living seems more relevant now than ever before. Never in our (recent) history / living memory have we had to face what has befallen us in the...

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how to find your dream country house wedding venues

How to Find Your Dream Country House Wedding Venues

After the initial excitement of your engagement, your thoughts turn to wedding planning and the first decision to make is where to tie the knot closely followed by where to hold your wedding reception. And, if you’re here, you have made the decision to get married in the UK, which is absolutely fantastic! And the...

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types of english countryside wedding venues by kimberley rose designs

Types of English Countryside Wedding Venues

The english countryside is a popular choice when looking for a wedding venue for your destination wedding in the UK and no doubt, finding the right wedding venue will be top of your to do list! There are different types of wedding venues dotted around the english countryside but before we get too carried away,...

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bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets part of wedding tradition

What do Some Wedding Traditions Actually Mean?

Ahh…wedding traditions, wedding celebrations are so full of them, right? From couples exchanging rings at wedding ceremonies to brides carrying a bouquet and guests getting wedding favours etc. Do you ever wonder what some of our wedding traditions mean or where they came from? As we constantly look for ways to put new spins on...

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classic contemporary at hotel wedding venue surrey doubletree kingston

Classic Contemporary Wedding Inspiration at Doubletree by Hilton Kingston

As the seasons change with shorter days and much longer nights, I thought it was time to share this fashion and nature inspired indoor wedding inspiration I planned at Doubletree by Hilton Kingston (UK), to showcase some inspiration for you if you are planning your own indoor wedding with the season change. Inspired by nature...

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how to find your dream english wedding dress

How to Find Your Dream English Wedding Dress

Now that you have nailed down your wedding date (and in most cases secured your dream wedding venue), it is time to turn your thoughts and attention to finding your dream english wedding dress. So, wedding dress shopping should be on top of your wedding planning to do list!  (How exciting!) How to find your...

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Kimberley Rose Designs offers planning and design uniquely tailored to ensure a seamless, beautiful wedding celebration. We plan and design country house weddings, chic city weddings, and destination weddings and cover London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Berkshire, and European destinations.

Downton Inspired Garden Party Wedding at Nurstead Court

Step back in time to a time of glamour, relaxed pace of life and graceful elegance with this inspired editorial at Nurstead Court. I love Downton Abbey and everything it symbolises! The old world way of doing things, the unhurried pace of life and above all the family saga that sat right at the heart...

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Wedding venue coordinators versus wedding planners

Wedding Venue Coordinators versus Wedding Planners

You know, planning your wedding in the UK has its own set of peculiarities. When you start your search for your dream wedding venue, you will most likely come across venues who will tell you that they have coordinators who will help you to plan your wedding. There is a myth that the wedding venue...

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15 signs you need a bespoke wedding planner

15 Signs You Need A Bespoke Wedding Planner

Wedding planning is a time consuming affair! especially when you are planning from overseas. It’s probably easy for you to think that it is something you can tackle on your own and you don’t need the help of a bespoke wedding planner. Err…I’d say think again. Here are 15 signs you need a bespoke wedding...

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10 things to tell your wedding suppliers before your wedding day

10 Things to Tell Your Wedding Suppliers Before Your Wedding Day

Your wedding suppliers are the backbone of your wedding day. Collectively, they form the orchestra that produces the beautiful symphony of your wedding vision. They all contribute to bring your wedding vision to life, with your wedding planner as the lead conductor in the orchestra. Wedding season is in full swing and as your wedding...

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The mystery of the wedding breakfast

The Mystery of the Wedding Breakfast

Hola! As my spanish friends would say 🙂 One of the terms you will come across from most wedding venues as you plan your destination wedding in the UK, is the term wedding breakfast. And, you’ll probably wonder why or what it means. Well, I thought I’d shed some light on this peculiar British term....

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wedding table with blush pink and red flowers

How much does it cost to hire a Luxury Wedding Planner

This no doubt is the number one question on your mind when it comes to hiring a luxury wedding planner like me. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been asked that question; how much does it cost to hire a luxury wedding planner. My answer usually is ‘it depends…’ That’s probably...

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Your Wedding Day Timings tips by Wedding Planner, Kimberley Rose Designs

Your Wedding Day Timings

I’ve been working away on a number of wedding projects so haven’t had much time lately to devote to the blog as I would have liked. But, I’m back now and I come bearing gifts in the form of useful hints and tips to get you ready for your wedding day. First off is your...

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elegant wedding reception table setting designed by luxury wedding planner uk, Kimberley Rose Designs

Luxury Wedding Planner UK; My definition of luxury

For the benefit of being descriptive, I use the term Luxury Wedding Planner UK to describe the kind of services I provide to my clients when they book me to plan their wedding. Personally, luxury it is not a word I use often as it is so often misconstrued and mean different things to different...

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the average cost of a marquee wedding

The Average Cost of a Marquee Wedding

Cost can be a factor when it comes to making a decision on venue options for your wedding. You ponder whether to have a marquee wedding instead of one at a ‘regular wedding venue’ and weigh up the pros and cons of having one at either sites just to see which is the most viable...

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10 things to consider when planning your marquee wedding by Kimberley Rose Designs

10 Things to Consider When Planning Your Marquee Wedding

We’ve been talking about marquee weddings and 5 great reasons to have a marquee wedding for a truly bespoke wedding, I figured we also need to look at the top 10 things you’ll need to consider when planning your marquee wedding. It’s not all roses unfortunately (there are lots of logistics and details to contend with,...

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marquee wedding planner surrey tablescape

Marquee Wedding Planner Surrey: 5 great reasons to have a marquee wedding

Marquee weddings are so in these days aren’t they? As a marquee wedding planner surrey, I get enquiries from couples who want to plan their own bespoke marquee wedding. It can be both a pain and a joy to pull off but, as you can see from the points below and the title, you know...

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how to work out your wedding budget Kimberley Rose Designs

How to Work Out Your Wedding Budget

You might wonder whether you need a wedding budget as you plan your wedding and I say a resounding yes! Whether you’re spending £50k or £500k for your wedding, you need a wedding budget. Even if you don’t have all the funds readily available in one lump sum, you still need to work out your...

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bride twirling in wedding dress

How to Determine Your Wedding Style

Style is inbred. It comes with an awareness of who you both are as people and stems from the influences that have shaped your life, what you both like and dislike, your values and things that matter to you etc (personally I think that it is something that takes you on a personal journey of...

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couple dancing in the park part of unique date ides for valentine's day

Unique date ideas for Valentine’s day

I know it seems like Christmas was just yesterday but yes, Valentine’s day is creeping up on us faster than you can blink. The much celebrated season of love is the perfect time to add some spice, romance and intimacy to your relationship, after all, it is the basis of why you’re getting married and...

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3 things to do first after getting engaged by Kimberley Rose Designs

3 Things To Do First After Getting Engaged

‘I’m getting married’! That must have been the full-hearted squeal you blurted out to your friends after getting engaged. Congratulations! Has it fully sunk in for you yet or do you still catch yourself taking glimpses at your engagement ring when you think no one is looking? I’m a big believer in enjoying the moment,...

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Kimberley Rose Designs captures the magic -Engagement ring

How to Find the Right Engagement Rings

The holiday season is the perfect time to get engaged, what better time to pop the question to your beloved than during this beautiful and cosy time of year? Needless to say, finding the perfect engagement rings top your to-do list in the run up to the holidays! With your plans to pop the question...

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Legal Requirements for getting married in the UK from Kimberley Rose Designs

What Documents Do You Need to Get Married in the UK.

The UK is full of idyllic and picturesque locations to get married in. From quaint villages to vibrant cities, historic stately homes to contemporary spaces, plenty of choices abound as you plan your nuptials in these parts.  You might likely wonder what documents you need to get married in the UK or whether your marriage...

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Bespoke Surrey Wedding Planner

Hi there and a warm welcome to my blog! I’m Cynthia, bespoke Surrey wedding planner, and designer here at Kimberley Rose Designs. I love planning weddings, particularly the creative and design process. The prospect of transforming a space excites me and the gorgeous details that create the ambience for your day are the cherry on...

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Welcome to Kimberley Rose!

From Alegrar Events to Kimberley Rose Designs – a whole new look! Why the change you may ask?   Well, as with everything in life, change they say is the only constant thing. My knowledge, experience and expertise of wedding planning and design has grown (and is still growing), and so has my business. I’m...

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