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You might have noticed things being a bit different around the blog and on our social media platforms? After over a year of being live we thought it was time to enlist in some help to create a Bride and Tonic brand that we felt truly captured our vision of creating a simple, stylised blog that was easy to read, calm on the eyes and a soothing tonic to your wedding woes with an ethical twist.

Keep reading to find out who we got to help and the inspiration behind our new look…

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We Love: Alternative Wedding Dome Makers Baya Hire

We Love: Alternative Wedding Dome Makers Baya Hire | British wedding blog - Bride and TonicWe first met today’s totally brilliant suppliers Baya Hire at Field Good WedFest in May this year. The guys, Josh and Ed totally blew us away with their truly stunning dome marquee. We speak from experience when we say it’s like no marquee you have ever seen! The light and space is beautiful and their workmanship is incredible. For a DIY wedding or a more luxurious affair, these marquees will fit the bill. Plus the guys can supply some amazing rustic furniture and even wooden archways for the ceremony and a bar for the party! If that’s not enough their eco credentials will make any ethical bride swoon. We spoke to Josh to find out more…

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Real Brides || Kristen + Ricardo The Engagement

This week we get to meet real bride Kristen and her fiancé Ricardo. This South Africa duo have recently started a new adventure in Spain and are getting married in Mauritius next year. Here in Kristen’s own words is their love story to date……

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Real Brides || Holly + Daniel The Engagement – A Continental Affair

Real Brides || Holly + Daniel The Engagement - A Continental Affair

Today’s real bride is an extra special one for ourselves as we have known this fabulous gal for over 13 years since we were wee little University babies! Introducing the wonderful Holly and her beau Daniel. Holly and Daniel are getting married next summer in Berlin – er hello super cool wedding!! Holly is here to share her words of wisdom and her adventures as an expat planning a wedding within less than a year, but first let’s hear that proposal story! …

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Honeymoon Spotlight // Portugal Road Tripping

Honeymoon Spotlight // Portugal Road Tripping - British wedding blog | Bride and TonicWord on the street is that Portugal is “the” place to be at the moment! From beautiful beaches and turquoise lagoons, to mountain tops and vineyards surrounded by orchards, plus some of the hippest cities to be seen in right now, Portugal really does have it all. For those after a semi-adventurous honeymoon with all the luxuries of a traditional honeymoon then why not try Portugal for a road tripping good old moon?!

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Real Brides || Erin + Dave The Engagement

We are excited to announce a new feature on Bride and Tonic – REAL BRIDES – oh yes! We have teamed up with some likeminded brides to be to take us through their wedding planning journey. From the engagement, to the big day and of course the important honeymoon plus all the bits in between! Our REAL BRIDES will be sharing with you the highs and lows of their wedding planning and we promise that there will be some emotional outpourings and some heart felt moments along the way so make sure you keep coming back to check in on how they are doing.

Our first real bride is Erin all the way from Canada who is marrying her best friend Dave. Keep reading to hear all about Dave’s romantic proposal and why the number 1111 is so important to Erin…

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Styled Shoot // On A Sea Breeze

When Jenna behind Wonderland Invites got in touch about a beach inspired styled shoot we knew it would wild and boho and one that we couldn’t turn down. The shoot took place in Leigh on Sea in Essex and the styling was inspired by the scraps of weathered glass you sometimes stumble upon whilst at the beach. Using all local suppliers Jenna and Jen from The Wedding Spark created a simple, rustic and weathered look that complimented the surroundings and showcased all the suppliers talents. Keep reading for inspiration and details….

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