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The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast

  • My Top 10 Tips For Planning Your Wedding

    15 FEB 2018 · 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 wedding. This is the final episode of Series 2 - Zoë will be back later in the year. Big thanks to Andi Roselund (Sangwha Comm), Adriann and Ivolipa for the sound effects used in this episode.
    31m 40s
  • Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

    8 FEB 2018 · 21. With passport in hand, Zoë speaks to Trish Griffiths from 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 listener Danielle's question about prioritising her budget.
    28m 7s
  • Why Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

    2 FEB 2018 · 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 and also the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners - to talk about how booking the right person can take the stress out of your day.
    31m 31s
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Wedding Videos with Richard Shelton

    25 JAN 2018 · 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 invites to overseas guests. Richard's podcast is Our Week in Video: (Apple) / (Website)
    41m 28s
  • Making The Most Of A Wedding Fayre

    18 JAN 2018 · 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 through the possible venues for a same sex wedding.
    31m 17s
  • Behind the Scenes at a Wedding Photoshoot

    11 JAN 2018 · 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 Kat and Claire, our wedding bloggers from the last episode, on what they're looking for from styled shoots. For a full list of contributors featured in this episode, head over to Zoë's blog -
    39m 39s
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    Meet the Wedding Bloggers

    4 JAN 2018 · 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 ( and Claire Gould, who runs the English Wedding Blog ( talk real weddings, styled shoots, trends and whether blogs are replacing the traditional glossy magazine. Also this episode, Zoë tackles listener Amanda’s question about an appropriate outfit for an older bride. Want your wedding question answered on the podcast? Email us at
    29m 51s
  • How To Make Your Speech Worth Raising A Glass To

    28 DEC 2017 · 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 to play his own music?
    31m 42s
  • CHRISTMAS BONUS: Winter Wedding Pros and Cons

    26 DEC 2017 · 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 some of the major disadvantages. You can hear a full version of this interview with Kate Ventress in Episode 14, Wedding in a Winter Wonderland.
    6m 51s
  • Wedding in a Winter Wonderland

    21 DEC 2017 · 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 and we also answer another one of your big day questions.
    34m 9s

The Icing on the Cake is a UK wedding planning podcast, brought to you by me, Zoë, a wedding business consultant and freelance wedding venue manager. Today I work exclusively...

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The Icing on the Cake is a UK wedding planning podcast, brought to you by me, Zoë, a wedding business consultant and freelance wedding venue manager.

Today I work exclusively with wedding venue businesses across Wales, but prior to that, I had a very successful wedding planning company, based in Cardiff. After planning weddings for many couples in Wales and the South West of England for so many years​, I wanted to share my thoughts, ideas and suggestions to help you to plan your perfect wedding, without the stress and panic that so many couples 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
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