Monday, January 01, 2007



I hope that you all had a great Christmas. We had Weddings right up to Christmas and two between Christmas and New Year which was lovely – it was so enjoyable to be in the hotels all decked out for the festive season.

For those of you who have a Wedding in 2007 and perhaps planning one for 2008 or even 2009 – I hope that you feel energised to continue or embark on the massive planning. Since having an advertisment in Bride and Vogue - we now have Weddings booked all over the Midlands and further a field too. Don't give our location [20 mins from Shrewsbury] a second thought - we travel where ever we are wanted! We are 10 minutes from Rowton Castle - where we love working and also 25 minutes from the Albright Hussey - again a very favourite venue of ours - as we got married there in 2003! Last year we found ourselves in Essex and Cheshire and on the Welsh Coast too!


I would like to recommend two publications to you which would help you so much - The Wedding Bible [£25] and The Wedding Bible Planner [£25] both written by Sarah Haywood. I would say that the money invested in these two publications would be very well spent indeed. The Wedding Bible and the Planner would make great mementos of your Wedding Planning months – I didn’t have the Wedding Bible for Martin’s and my Wedding in 2003 – I wish I had. I have now bought it and I regularly quote it in my blogs.

Wedding Bible author Sarah Haywood is the ‘Wedding Doctor’. She regularly appears on television and radio in the UK and abroad and her weddings are featured in bridal and celebrity magazines. Her clients range from high-spend celebrities and aristocrats to those looking for glamour and style on a limited budget.

A former journalist and TV news presenter
Sarah now works alongside some of the best known names and companies in the wedding business; bridal designers, couture houses and the fashion famous, celebrity hairdressers and make-up artists, top photographers and videographers, leading hotels and country houses and florists to royalty and the stars. Many of them are featured in her books.

Sarah has very kindly added us to her Website Links as ‘People She Likes’.


You may have a top six priorities which you would like to get booked or confirmed as soon as possible for your Wedding. I hope that one of them is your Wedding Photographers! Hopefully your list looks like this:

Wedding Date
Wedding Venues
Wedding Photographers
Wedding Dress
Wedding Party – bestman, bridesmaids and ushers
Wedding Flowers

During January and February - which are a little less busy for us - we would be delighted to meet you here informally at our home - just as a fact finding meeting for you both. We can talk about your Wedding and your Wedding Photography and show you our
fabulous Queensberry Albums.


Our Album Partners are Queensberry of New Zealand and they are virtually the best in the world. The options are so wide ranging - that you can have what you want. Traditionally, Digital or both within your own unique Album.

We have a display album at The Albright Hussey and one will be in Rowton Castle by the end of January.

Give me a ring [01938] 580055 – check with me that we are available on your Wedding Date - tell me your thoughts for your Wedding Photography and we can make a time for you to come and spend an hour or so with us - we will give you a package of information to take away and consider in your own time.

If you have time - please read my blogs from 2006 - full of tips and advice on planning your Wedding. If Martin and I were not called SPINNING YOUR DREAMS I think we would be called WEDDINGS R US! We are passionate about Weddings.

Again, Happy New Year to you all. Very best wishes,

Julia - one half of the duo - Julia and Martin Webb aka Spinning Your Dreams!