The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast

The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast
The Icing on the Cake | A UK Wedding Planning Podcast | Plan your perfect wedding day with experienced wedding planner, coordinator and consultant, Zoë Binning.

My Top 10 Tips For Planning Your Wedding
Feb 14, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
Feb 7, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Why Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?
Feb 2, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Lights, Camera, Action! Wedding Videos with Richard Shelton
Jan 24, 2018 • 41 min
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…
Making The Most Of A Wedding Fayre
Jan 17, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Behind the Scenes at a Wedding Photoshoot
Jan 10, 2018 • 39 min
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…
Meet the Wedding Bloggers
Jan 3, 2018 • 29 min
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,…
How To Make Your Speech Worth Raising A Glass To
Dec 27, 2017 • 31 min
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…
CHRISTMAS BONUS: Winter Wedding Pros and Cons
Dec 26, 2017 • 6 min
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…
Wedding in a Winter Wonderland
Dec 20, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Fashion Blogger Peony Lim
Dec 13, 2017 • 34 min
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 - do…
Sparkle Like Markle
Dec 7, 2017 • 24 min
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…
The One Thing I’d Do Differently…
Apr 10, 2017 • 16 min
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.
If Music Be The Food of Love…
Apr 3, 2017 • 10 min
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…
Let Them Eat Cake!
Mar 27, 2017 • 26 min
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…
Wedding Favours
Mar 22, 2017 • 5 min
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.
Sort Out Your Stationery
Mar 19, 2017 • 24 min
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 and…
Wedding Flowers
Mar 13, 2017 • 31 min
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.
It’s All About The Dress
Mar 6, 2017 • 32 min
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 online.
Booking Your Photographer
Feb 27, 2017 • 30 min
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 photographer…
Styling your Wedding (and my love hate relationship with Pinterest)
Feb 20, 2017 • 26 min
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 style…
Money, Money, Money!
Feb 12, 2017 • 17 min
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…
The 6 Secrets To Picking The Perfect Wedding Venue
Feb 12, 2017 • 19 min
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.
The First 5 Things To Sort For Your Perfect Wedding Day
Feb 12, 2017 • 16 min
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 planner,…