michelle_portraitCouples heading for the chapel are in for a treat this Valentines, with a unique, wedding service, set to take the pressure off those stressful wedding plans.

The podcast series called: ‘The Butterfly Journal; An Inspiring Wedding Guide’ offers listener’s fantastic, useful advice from a variety of wedding industry experts ranging from dress designers to florists to Jewellers and much more. Best selling author, Sarah Ivens also gives tips and advice on the emotional aspects of relationships and marriage.

The Butterfly Journal host Michelle Pierre-Carr feels that couples can get carried away with the fantasy of their perfect day, rather than thinking of the meaning of marriage and life after couples say those all important two words ‘I do’ she says: “Weddings are wonderful and you want everyone to have the time of their lives, but having a good marriage after the big day is really what it’s all about.

That’s why the first show is on relationships. We set the foundation and then get into the business of planning. A wedding is just one day, after all. But everyone wants their marriage to last a lifetime.”

The podcast is launching on Monday 1st February 2010 just in time to help the thousands of couples, start planning their wedding day after getting engaged on Valentines Day. The podcast also ties in nicely with Marriage Week, which runs from February 8th-14th.

Michelle Pierre-Carr trained by the UK Association of Wedding Planners says: “This series will help couples plan on the move, with programs taking up just 10 minutes. You can listen at your desk, on the commute into work, so it’s great for guys who don’t want to be spotted reading a wedding magazine.

We have plenty lined up for the grooms too, from finding an outfit, to knowing what to do when your wife-to-be turns into Bridezilla.”

February is the month of romance and now couples can enjoy candlelit dinners, roses, declarations of love and proposals, without the daunting reality of planning a wedding.

The podcast will be available on iTunes, is free and couples can find out more about wedding planning and The Butterfly Journal series and blog by going to www.pierrecarr.com

Words by Mandy Temple