CLIFTON HALL GREAT HOUSE

VENUE IN FOCUS: BARBADOS

Clifton Hall Great House is a truly special venue in Barbados and one that is steeped in history. Situated on the East Coast of Barbados in the Parish of St John, this stately home was originally built in 1656. The first known owner of the house was Ferdinand Paleologus, a direct descendent of Constantine, the last Greek Emperor. This stately home was left to ruins until recently when the new owners bought and completely restored the venue over six years!

This historic Bajan Plantation has been meticulously renovated with every aspect of the house and three acre gardens being tended to with exceptional attention to detail. The original historical character was retained while offering more contemporary elements like comfortable family areas to bring this home into modern day living. The beautifully furnished five-bedroom mansion has three wings—the stunning Caribbean Georgian structure which was renovated in the late 18th/early 19th century together with the two original medieval-style wings that date back to the mid-1600’s.

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The Garden Party

Choosing to host a garden party theme for your wedding is a genius idea on so many levels! Gardens are associated with romance, fairytales and mystical beauty – sounds like the perfect setting to say your ‘I Do’s’. With lush greenery and beautiful in season flowers, gardens are a magical setting for any wedding! Here are stunning ways to bring your garden party wedding to reality.

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Spotlight on Berta

Wedding Dress Designer in Focus

This brand is EVERYTHING! Berta is the brainchild of Berta Balilti, an Israeli born fashion designer. Berta offers a modern bride romantic silhouettes, stunning bead work and sequins with a sexy twist on illusion necklines and dresses! This is a showstopper of a brand and we are madly in love with this one! Sit back, relax and enjoy this fashion treat!

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Tips for the perfect wedding dress shopping experience

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This is one of the most exciting times in a brides life, whether you have been dreaming of this since you were a little girl or it is the next item on the to-do list, here are our top tips to make the experience as seamless as possible!

SET YOUR BUDGET Decide early on your budget for the dress, ensure when you are researching and shopping that the dresses you try on are within your budget! Don’t forget to factor in alteration costs to this as generally speaking most brides need alterations made to their dress before the big day!

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GETTING MARRIED IN BARBADOS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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When getting married abroad it is important to ensure you have researched the necessary legal aspects of the wedding. Luckily, Barbados is one of the Caribbean Islands where it is easy to tie the knot – once you have the relevant paperwork! Here is all you need to know to ensure you can get hitched without a hitch!

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THE VENUE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK

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At this stage you have had the conversation on the type of wedding you want and have narrowed the search to prospective venues to suit! Before you contact venues by email, video calls etc have this handy checklist to hand of all the questions you should ask each venue you are scoping for your big day – that way you have a handy comparison list to help you decide on the one!

This is your essential checklist for all the questions you need to ask at your venue! Depending on the venue you choose, some questions may not apply to you specifically.

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