The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast
By Zoë Binning
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The Icing on the Cake is a UK wedding planning podcast, brought to you by me, Zoë, an experienced wedding planner based in Cardiff. I've successfully planned weddings for many couples in Wales and the South West of England, so I've decided to share my thoughts, ideas and suggestions to help you to plan your perfect wedding, without the stress and panic that so many brides and grooms feel. Expect hints, tips, do’s and don’ts on venues, cakes, dresses, photos, flowers, décor, styling - and all the bits you haven’t even thought of yet! Happy planning! xxx
||CleanMy Top 10 Tips For Planning Your Wedding||22. Zoë takes centre-stage - quite literally - as we hear her top 10 tips for planning your wedding, a talk she delivered to a wedding fayre in Cardiff last autumn. Plus listener Emma asks whether a comedian would be appropriate entertainment at her...||14 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestination Weddings and Honeymoons||21. With passport in hand, Zoë speaks to Trish Griffiths from travelcounsellors.co.uk about stag and hen do's, destination weddings and honeymoons. In fact, If you're not tempted to elope by the end of this episode, we'll be amazed! Plus Zoë answers.||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?||20. We've all seen Jennifer Lopez do it but is it worth making room in your budget for a wedding planner? Zoë is joined by fellow wedding planner, Bernadette Chapman - who runs dream-occasions.co.uk and also the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners - to...||2 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLights, Camera, Action! Wedding Videos with Richard Shelton||19. Videographer and podcast presenter, Richard Shelton, talks about the evolution of wedding videos and tries to convince us all to make the videographer one of your first bookings. Plus Zoë answers listener Charlotte's question on when to send...||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking The Most Of A Wedding Fayre||18. Time to get out of your PJs and down to your local wedding fayre for a Sunday full of ideas and inspiration. Zoë is joined by Amy Nation from events company, Eternity With Love, to discuss how to get the most from a wedding fayre. Plus, Zoë runs..||17 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Scenes at a Wedding Photoshoot||17. We're out on location as Zoë and her business partner, Hanna, undertake a luxurious styled photoshoot, that will hopefully get picked up by one of the UK wedding bloggers. We meet the suppliers who make these kind of shoots happen and hear from...||10 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet the Wedding Bloggers||16. Two of the real trendsetters of the UK wedding industry sit down for a chat with Zoë. Kat Williams, who runs Rock n Roll Bride blog (www.rocknrollbride.com) and Claire Gould, who runs the English Wedding Blog (english-wedding.com) talk real...||3 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Make Your Speech Worth Raising A Glass To||15. Communication coach and Director of Talk Skills, Gavin Hill-John gives Zoë some valuable advice for best men, fathers of the bride, grooms and, in fact, anyone making a speech at your wedding. Also in this episode, what do you do if your DJ wants..||27 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCHRISTMAS BONUS: Winter Wedding Pros and Cons||Hair and make-up consultant, Kate Ventress, married her husband Sean five days before Christmas. In this exclusive bonus snippet, Kate lists some of the money-saving advantages to getting married in the winter - and some practical tips to work around...||26 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWedding in a Winter Wonderland||14. What are the top tips you need to consider to have a Christmas or winter wedding? Zoë speaks to hair and make-up expert, Kate Ventress about her Christmas wedding three years ago. We also hear Zoë's seven ideas to make your winter wedding magical.||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFashion Blogger Peony Lim||13. Peony Lim is a model, stylist, creative brand consultant and world renowned blogger. She joined Zoë to talk about the way the wedding industry in the UK is changing - and about her own recent big day. Also, Zoë answers another listener question -.||13 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSparkle Like Markle||12. The seven hot new US trends that Meghan Markle could bring to the forthcoming Royal Wedding; Zoë visits the new wedding venue that once saw the world's first million pound cheque being written; and she gives her views on who should sit at the top..||7 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe One Thing I'd Do Differently...||1.11 Zoë hears stories from former brides and grooms about the one thing they wish they'd done differently on their wedding day. Plus all the advice you need to make sure you avoid similar scenarios.||10 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf Music Be The Food of Love...||1.10 Zoë runs through her Top 10 tips to get your wedding day music to hit the right note. Advice includes what you can and can't play at your ceremony; whether to have music in your wedding breakfast; what a band will require from you; and what to...||3 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet Them Eat Cake!||1.9 Zoë O'Sullivan from the Vale Cake Boutique in Barry, South Wales speaks to Zoë about the different styles and flavours of wedding cakes. We're talking chocolate cake, lemon cake, victoria sponge, the traditional fruit cake, plus advice on dessert.||27 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWedding Favours||BONUS: Zoë gives her lowdown on all types of wedding favours (or wedding favors if you're on the other side of the pond) including miniatures, candles, chocolates, gift bags for children, selfie sticks and disposable cameras.||22 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSort Out Your Stationery||1.8 Zoë gives the lowdown on the different types of wedding stationery available. Also, what to include on your save the date cards, invitations and RSVPs. And the stationery you're going to need for the day itself, including table plans, name cards...||19 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWedding Flowers||1.7 Zoë is joined by Beth Forbes-Simpson, owner for Forbesfield floral design studio in Cardiff, to talk about the latest trends in wedding flowers, ideas for floral arrangements and a sense of how much wedding flowers cost.||13 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's All About The Dress||1.6 It's all about finding the wedding dress of your dreams this week, as Zoë speaks to wedding dress shop owner, Aoife O'Gorman, about styles of dresses, fabrics, designers and accessories. Plus, what should you be wary of if you buy your dress onlin||6 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBooking Your Photographer||1.5 Once you've got a venue and a date sorted, the first supplier on your list should be a wedding photographer. Zoë is joined by Roz and Kirsty, from Roz and Kirsty Photography in Swansea, to discuss the steps you need to take in booking a...||27 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStyling your Wedding (and my love hate relationship with Pinterest)||1.4 What do you want your big day to look like? Feel like? Everything from colours to table names will say something about you as a couple, so in this episode, Zoë and her business partner, Hannah Bousouf, give you ideas on how could add some real...||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoney, Money, Money!||1.3 You've been dreaming of this day since you were little. But will you have enough money to have the kind of day you've been planning your whole life? As your attention starts to turn to the bank balance (or at least, it should do), Zoë takes you...||12 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 6 Secrets To Picking The Perfect Wedding Venue||1.2 It's all about location, location, location in this edition, as Zoë lets you into her six secrets for making sure your wedding venue is right for you. Plus everything you needed to know about church, civil and humanist wedding ceremonies.||12 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First 5 Things To Sort For Your Perfect Wedding Day||1.1 Congratulations! You've just got engaged! Enjoy the warm glow of this truly magical moment. But when you put the champagne flute down and finally stop staring at the ring, what do you do next? In the first of a new series, experienced wedding...||12 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really useful and lovely to listen to.
What a great source of information and so well presented, this is going to be so helpful in the future. Such great tips!
Really enjoying listening to Zoe's advice on weddings. Being a wedding photographer myself it's very interesting learning from a wedding planners view.
This should be on all new bride and grooms iPhones to listen too.
Well done Zoe 👍🏻