The A to Z of weddings – An expert guide to help you plan a dream of a day

“Where I come from – Lebanon –  weddings are like competitions, where everyone tries to do the biggest and most glamorous. So each time you go to a wedding, you think it’s the best, but then you go to another even bigger and better one. It’s like this all the time. But of course, the best wedding is the one of a friend or a member of my family, where there’s warmth and feelings from the heart”     – Elie Saab

Part 6 of our guide to planning your A to Z of wedding continues….


entertainment – perfect expression for the infectious mood of a perfect wedding. Select a musical repertoire that would have your guest dancing the night away and soon not be forgotten. Vast selection of specialty live entertainment, big-band, stylish dance bands, versatile cocktail combos, jazz etc. Additional highlights such as fireworks, belly dancer, magician, a casino etc can help add a wow factor to your celebration. Enjoy!

engagement– as soon as both set of parents have been told, you can announce your engagement, the news will spread fast. Some couples choose the traditional option of a formal announcement, others rely on a few phone calls, Facebook and word of mouth. As the wedding plans start to be discussed, you should organise for both sets of parents to meet each other. Keep this meeting simple & casual!

elope – if you both dislike weddings (weddings are meant to be fun) or simply can’t afford one (don’t bankrupt yourselves) = elope. There is something very romantic about it!

earrings –  if you don’t want to wear a tiara on your wedding day, instead swap for an alternative new look wear a statement earrings.

edit – if your over-the-top fantasy wedding or elaborate vision  must be tempered learn to edit, edit, edit!  “less is more”

eclectic – don’t be afraid to go against the grain. Tailor your wedding to what you want.

elie Saab – another favourite wedding designer

ender legard (lingerie) – Asia Smaga is a highly skilled corsetiere who established her exclusive lingerie label, Ender Legard. Consisting of corsets and bodices, Asia’s under-pinning’s is the perfect foundation for your wedding dress.

experiment – with colour palette, styles from different era, culture etc

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About The Author

Bisi ira Bordley is the planner & founder of Love, iara sanyang. After an early career in product, interior design & window dressing, Bisi apprenticed herself to Jane Packer (London) to learn floral styling. Elements of these influences are evident in her designs. Later melding her affinity for entertaining and design with her knowledge of horticulture to create a thriving design business Love, iara sanyang. Love, iara Sanyang bespoke is a Bournemouth based Wedding/floral design company that provides stylish creative services for special events from wedding planning, floral installation, intimate dinner to grand scale occasion. Our signature style is the ability to find our clients signature for their events. Love, iara sanyang is known and recognised for their ever-observant eye and attention to details. Their dual strengths in organisation and creativity keeps Love, iara sanyang events personal and unforgettable. From Charity Benefits, corporate parties to intimate weddings, they continue to successfully coordinate, design and produce a wide array of private, collaborations and floral installations. Bisi ira Bordley Wedding planner/floral stylist

2 Responses

  1. Bisi Bordley

    Hello Ayo,
    I’m so glad you’re enjoying my weekly the a to z of weddings.
    Check out the other installment.
    Have a fab day!

    Bisi Bordley


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