Welcome to our Gay Wedding Blog Ideas channel – a dedicated space for you to find brilliant style-steal inspiration. View our choice picks of tailored suits and dresses, styling, catering and favour trends, get ideas for your gay or lesbian weddings, and learn all you need to know about the legal side of same sex marriage and civil partnership conversions. Find real love stories and tried and tested ideas in the second part of our Gay Wedding Blog: Real Weddings +.

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Top 12 Places to Elope in the UK

Eloping is a wonderfully romantic, wildly spontaneous celebration to enter matrimony. Once the legalities of eloping are covered, you can hold your ceremony wherever you

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How to Elope in the UK

Wildly romantic and a less costly alternative to conventional weddings, eloping allows you to be wholly spontaneous with your vow exchange. If going away to

The Bridal Looks of Joan Collins

Dame Joan Collins has heard wedding bells both on-screen and off. Married five times, Dame Joan Collins is no stranger to iconic bridal looks. We look back at her impeccable real life wedding style…

The Pridelux Wedding Show

Buff up your shoes – a brand new experiential wedding show tailored specifically for LGBTQ+ couples is coming to town and we’re offering you free tickets!

History of the Church and Same Sex marriage

Homosexuality and religion have a complex history. Same-Sex marriage was first officially recognised in 2000 by The Netherlands, yet the conflict between the many religious/heteronormative

INTERVIEW: Lola and Alice

Elizabeth Raderecht sourced jewellery for a designer shop in her late 20s before working for magazines and running a successful online fashion and accessories boutique;

Interview: Cheers to the Toastmaster

Will Buckley knows how to make people feel welcome; he has been working in the entertainment industry for more than 17 years, five of which were spent working on the five-star Celebrity Cruises, and  he is also available to hire as a wedding Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. We asked him how he got started…

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REVIEW: A Wedding Breakfast at The Ned

When the Gay Wedding Guide was invited to feast on a three-course wedding breakfast at The Ned, we sent our spokesperson, restaurant guru and himself a groom-to be, Hugh Wright, along to review it on our behalf. This is his verdict…

International Wedding Trends Report

The 2018 International Wedding Trend Report is out and it includes an LGBT+ section – hoorah! Key trends for this year include nouveau art deco, powdery pastels, mid-century features such as Moroccan rugs, brass finishings and layered lighting.

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Behind the Scenes of a Palace Wedding

Oh to be a king or queen for the day. Well, thanks to a team of hard-working events staff and conservators, you can. We go behind the scenes of a palace wedding…

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Sydney’s Free Weddings

It’s time to celebrate in Sydney, and not just because it’s Christmas, but because same-sex couples are being offered free use of some of Sydney’s

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LGBT Couples Throughout History

This hand-picked timeline of LGBT couples throughout history is a thank you to those courageous campaigners and same-sex couples who bravely put same-sex marriage in the spotlight.

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Party at a Palace

Boy, oh boy, do the folk at Historic Royal Palaces know how to put on a show. How do we know? Because we were lucky

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Australia says “We Do”

Australia is to become the 26th nation to legalise same sex marriage after 61.6% of Australians voted “Yes” at the polls on 15th November, 2017…

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Wedding Blog Award Winners!

We are chuffed to bits to have been named Best LGBT Wedding Blog at the Wedding Blog Awards! View all the winners in this special video (and several close ups of Gethin Jones!)

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Prenups: All You Need to Know

It may not be the most romantic part of planning your wedding but, if you are getting married you should consider whether to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement. London law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explain…

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill & Questions

Love is the same whether you are gay or straight, and MPs cheered in the House of Commons when it was announced that HM The Queen had approved the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. We answer your questions about the bill…

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Ceremony Conundrums & Same Sex Marriage

The law may have changed, but are we any the wiser? What are the rules about church weddings, and who can conduct the service – a minister, a celebrant or a registrar? What’s the difference anyway? We find out…

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Same-Sex Marriage Destination: Manchester

In collaboration with VisitManchester, we’ve compiled this infographic highlighting some of the cities most standout, gay welcoming wedding venues. It includes the Central Library, a water palace, a Tudor Hall and a fabulously opulent Art Nouveau restaurant.

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Same-Sex Marriage Destination: London

In partnership with VisitLondon we’ve produced an infographic highlighting some of London’s most stand-out gay welcoming wedding venues including the iconic Kensington Palace, a Music Hall, a cabaret hall and a stately home.

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Same-Sex Marriage Destination: Brighton

In celebration of the first anniversary of the Same-Sex (Marriage) Act, the Gay Wedding Guide has partnered with VisitBrighton to produce an special same-sex wedding infographic for the region….

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LGBT Couples Urged to Research Honeymoon

New research from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office suggests whilst fewer than 50% of LGBT couples research whether a destination is LGBT-friendly before travelling there, 30% experienced negative attitudes during their trip…