From former editor of Cosmopolitan Bride comes this stylish U.K. bridal blog you'll want to explore. It's jam packed with elegant, chic and practical ideas for your big day.
Name: Marina Licht
Based: London, England
How did you get into bridal blogging? I got into bridal blogging as I have worked in the bridal industry for over 15 years. I was the UK Editor of Cosmopolitan Bride magazine for five years. I decided to launch Style & the Bride as I felt there was a gap in the market for a stylish wedding blog for fashionable brides to be.
What do you love most about weddings? What I love most about weddings is that it's a chance for the couple to express their personalities and style through their big day. If a couple loves all things sleek and minimal, chances are that their wedding will be a reflection of this. If on the other hand, a bride-to-be is very girly and loves all things romantic, she will undoubtedly want to express this through her choice of dress, venue, flowers etc.
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? The most underrated aspect for any ceremony is the music. The music you decide upon can make a huge difference to the feel of your ceremony and should be taken very seriously.
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? My secret to staying calm under pressure is not to panic. If you get too anxious, then you will not be able to achieve anything. By keeping calm and tacking things one step at a time, you are more likely to get things done.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? The most unique wedding I have ever been part of is Victoria and David Beckham’s big day. I was a junior reporter at the time on OK! magazine and I begged my Editor at the time to take me along to Ireland to be part of the reporting team. We worked through the night to get all the copy written and flew back to London from Dublin the following morning. It was an unforgettable experience, and one that will I never forget. It is certainly a talking point at dinner parties!
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? My number one piece of advice for any blushing bride is stay true to yourself. It's all too easy to be persuaded by family and friends to choose a certain venue, florist etc. However, it is imperative that they ultimately make their own decisions, alongside their partner. It is their big day after all, and nobody elses