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Make your day special

Posted on July 28 2015 at 12:29:38 0 comments



A selection of great local ideas for planning the day of your dreams.

Planning a wedding is so exciting – there are so many choices, from the venue to the dress to the honeymoon. . . and on our doorstep we have all the services you need to make the day a success!

Bliss Hair Therapy in Alvechurch can take care of all hair requirements for the whole wedding party, whether you want a special hairstyle or a simple cut or colour. Hair trials are available to ensure you are happy with your style, and the Bliss team are happy to visit your home or the wedding venue.

Many brides want to have flowing locks for their big day, but if you don’t have the time or inclination to grow your own hair, Bliss offers a simpler option in the shape of Great Lengths hair extensions.

Made with real hair, these can be matched to your own hair colour to add seamless length, or you could choose streaks of vibrant colour or even diamanté sparkles. Or how about hair chalks in various colours, for subtle or bright streaks or a trendy dip-dye effect?

Bliss also provides wedding make-up as well as eyelash extensions for a glam look – combine with hair styling to create your own wedding package.

With hair and make-up in order, you can make sure your nails also look perfect with the help of Strawberry Tips.

The new business, which covers Redditch and the surrounding areas, provides Calgel overlays, tips and sculptures in a rainbow of colours to match your wedding colour scheme, from pretty pastels to glam glitter finishes.

Calgel is designed to strengthen and protect your natural nails, and lasts up to four weeks – so your nails will still look gorgeous on your honeymoon! Strawberry Tips also offers manicures and pedicures.

Whatever style of wedding gown or outfit you choose, you’ll need just the right jewellery to complement it – and Granatum offers luxury gemstone jewellery made exclusively for your own requirements.

Colourful gems are delicately pavé set in either gold or platinum, with each bespoke order skillfully crafted by goldsmiths in the famous Jewellery Quarter.

All of Granatum’s jewellery is hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay office and hand engraved with the Granatum logo.

Meanwhile, Coconut Pink creates unique designs using vintage and contemporary beads. Many of the colourful pieces are one-offs, and you can also commission a bespoke item.

Coconut Pink provides lots of ideas for brides, bridesmaids and guest to wear on the big day, and the jewellery also makes a great gift to thank the people who helped make your wedding special – the charm bracelets and bag charms are ideal for younger bridesmaids or flower girls.

Now that you and your wedding party are looking gorgeous, your venue needs to be made beautiful too!

Flowers are an important part of this, and Oasis Flowers & Balloons in Barnt Green can create everything you need: the bridal bouquet, mini bouquets for bridesmaids, buttonholes for the men, corsages for the mums, pedestal arrangements, table centrepieces, and “thank-you” bouquets for the wedding party.

Flowers would also be a great gift to celebrate the engagement, or a delivery timed to arrive when the newlyweds return from honeymoon. Oasis also offers balloons in a variety of colours to decorate the reception room, or to give as gifts.

The perfect day deserves to be remembered forever, which is where Arch Photography comes in!

These days we all take loads of photos on our phones and tablets, which usually stay in digital format to scroll through on a screen –  but you will probably want to have your wedding pictures printed to put in an album and enlarged to put on the wall, so it makes sense to have these lovely memories captured by a professional photographer.

The company also offers a videography service for a complete record of the special day, creating a film featuring all the highlights of the occasion and even setting the images to music.

Finally, when the excitement of the wedding day is over, it’s time to relax on honeymoon!

Jane Ward, an independent travel counsellor based in Blackwell, offers a truly personalised service so the trip is tailor-made to your requirements, whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, soaking up the sun or enjoying snowy mountains. Jane can also offer advice if you want to get married abroad.

Click here to meet some of our Village Brides!


Bliss: 0121 445 5009;

Strawberry Tips: 07825 154723;

Granatum: 0121 286 8863;

Coconut Pink:

Oasis: 0121 445 5551;

Arch Photography: 0121 445 4619 or 07973 502546

Jane Ward: 0121 445 3605;

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