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Name: Claire McGowran
Blog: Bridal Musings
Based: London, Dubai and anywhere there's good internet access!
How did you get into bridal blogging? Elizabeth set up Bridal Musings over six years ago, and I (Claire, Bridal Musings' Editor) came on three years later. With a background in fashion and lifestyle editorial, the idea of writing about weddings had a serious appeal for me!
What do you love most about weddings? They combine all the loveliest things in life; style, design, food, music, flowers, cocktails, poetry, but most of all, they're a celebration of friendship, family and love. And that's pretty special.
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? Just that it should be made authentic. I'm all for tradition, but I think many couples regret not putting their own stamp on a ceremony.
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? Remember that as a host, you set the tone for your party. If you're calm, relaxed and smiling, your guests will be too.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? We feature so many gorgeous weddings on the blog every week and each one of them stands out for different reasons. Sometimes it's an elopement on the banks of a lake, a cool warehouse party or a big traditional wedding with classic style, at the end of the day, no two couples are the same, so their weddings won't be either.
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Keep perspective, yes you want your wedding to be awesome, but at the end of the day, you're throwing a party, so make sure you have fun doing it!