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Author: Paul Macklin

Paul is your friendly neighbourhood poet/cynic. He believes in story-telling, curiosity and peanut-butter sandwiches and he spends the vast majority of his time writing stuff. Paul learnt how to write stuff at Portsmouth University where he earned himself a Masters degree in writing stuff. Neat huh? Paul also hates writing in third person.

Posts by Paul Macklin

The Best Man Diaries (1/6)

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Best man diaries

With so many weddings and stag parties over the next few months, it seems only logical that I should share my experiences with you, so I welcome you to the Best Man Diaries, where I will chronicle everything from Best Man duties, expectations, experiences, and of course, most importantly, the stag parties. Oh yeah, I might even mention the weddings.

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Unique Wedding Destinations in Europe (1/6)

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Unique wedding destinations

If you’re not totally ready to leave the confines of your comfort just yet, perhaps Europe would be your first stop. This having been said, there’s a lot more to this little continent than quaint cultural quirks and a shed-load of history. Europe packs a lot of geographical variety into its respectively small 3.931 million square miles, and hopefully this shows through the diversity of our examples below.

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The UK’s prestigious wedding venues

More and more people are opting for weddings abroad, but whilst a beautiful beach wedding sounds idyllic, it’s tough for all your guests to make it – so we must turn our attention back to stunning locations within the UK.
Since the 1994 marriage act premises around the UK have been getting their license to perform marriages and this has resulted in some beautiful, if unexpected, wedding venues. So let’s have a look below at wedding venues of the prestigious, the peculiar and the practical.

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Where to get married in the UK

If you think about it, getting married is a funny old thing. Good wedding locations aren’t easy to find. Depending on what you want, wedding locations can come in all shapes and sizes, do you want a church or a hotel?

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Losing sight of what it’s all about

You’ve got invites to send, a food tasting session to attend, a dress-fitting, and a Hen/Stag do. You’re over budget, out of time and the stress is mounting as the days are counting down to the biggest day of your life. Some people thrive on this sort of pressure, others crumble, but whether you’re powering on or having mild panic attacks every five minutes, it’s important to take a minute to breath, and remember, if only for a moment, what you’re doing this for. Here’s a hint, if the word “love” didn’t just pop up in your brain, you may want to reprioritise.

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5 More inspirational themed wedding ideas

For better or for worse, much like man-buns, themed weddings are in. In fact, we had a brief chat about them not too long ago (themed weddings that is, not man-buns), but like a pair of newly weds shacked up away from the sun, apparently you just couldn’t get enough. So I put on my thinking cap and I put together five more (hopefully) inspirational themed wedding ideas of my own to set your own imaginations in motion.

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Author: Paul Macklin