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ong, dark nights, falling leaves, the possibility of snow… this issue we’re celebrating all things winter. As a self-confessed sun worshiper, a winter wedding is not something I considered. But, after working on this issue, I'll be urging my friends to marry in the chilly season. And, if I ever renew my vows, winter just might be the time to do so. Is there anything more magical than cosying up with all of the people you love, surrounded by twinkling lights, candles and a roaring fire as the night draws in? In this months issue, we have created an A-Z guide on planning the perfect winter wedding (page 62), glimmering themes to help you style your day (pages 58 and 66) and pages of gowns with show-stopping sleeves (page 23), to ensure your aisle style is in keeping with the season. Real couple, Max and Ella, show us how to make the most of the festive period for your celebration on page 80 and Liberty Pearl Photography and Film give us even more inspiration with a Winter’s Tale styled photoshoot on page 54. After the big day you’re sure to want to get away from it all, weather included, so we have rounded up some beautiful beachside destinations (page 117) for you to beat the winter blues on your honeymoon. Plus, we bring you the chance to win a seven-night honeymoon in the Riviera Maya (page 124). The next issue is on sale on the 11th December, until then you’ll find us watching festive films (The Holiday, with chocolates from under the tree, naturally) and falling in love with the season all over again!

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CONTENTS Issue 9 December 2021

TRENDS

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ALL THE PRETTY Plan a fashion-foward big day WINTER WARDROBE Stunning dresses with sleeves POWDER BLUE Find your something blue… TRENDING TASSELS Sashay and shimmy down the aisle ROMANTIC RED Add a pop of the colour of passion HEELS V FLATS Which will you step out in?

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WINTER WONDERLAND A fabulously festive wedding theme OLD ENGLISH FAIRYTALE A fairytale wedding set in a castle READY, SET, ELOPE An intimate elopement wedding in Italy PUTTING ON THE GLITZ Pretty in pink, a stylish black-tie soirée CORNWALL CALLS THE HEART A chic, coastal celebration

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Contents Editorial Editor-in-Chief Becci Clubb Art Director Bethan Eccles

ON THE COVER Model Wears: Berta Bridal Photographer: Anna Fowler Model: Poppy Weller-Ayling

Artwork Designer Gareth Lewis Jones Contributing Writers Lauren Fraser Emily Williams Eleonora Tucci

Advertising Account Director (Venues) Anthony Baines Account Director (Fashion) Tripura Patel

ON THE COVER PLANNING

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A-Z OF WINTER WEDDINGS Your guide to planning for the season RISING STARS Find your wedding suppliers SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES Ceremonies with romantic rituals

VENUES

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20 GREAT BRITISH VENUES Where will you choose to wed?

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Account Director (Italy) Maria F. De Tommaso Account Director (Spain) Cristina Gambino Account Director (Special Features) Brian Horrocks Sales Director Darren Collins

Weddings and Honeymoons Media Executive Assistant Vanessa Rocha Founder and CEO Parry Cockwell ILLUSTRATION BY @ABCD_WEDDINGS

TRAVEL

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BEACH GETAWAYS Sun hats at the ready… HONEYMOON HOTLIST Best buys for a beachside honeymoon

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Ornate & timeless Detailed lace sleeves steal the hearts of many brides. Pretty scalloped edging (bottom) and fluted bishop sleeves (left) bring the look upto-date while remaining a classic choice for a traditional bride. Pair a v-neckline with an up-do hairstyle and delicate drop earrings.

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Andrew Barton talks us through three of his favourite bridal up-dos to help you choose how to wear your hair

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Styling hair for a bride’s big day takes lots of planning and often multiple trials to get it just right and in line with the bride’s vision – everything needs to be perfect! Andrew works with the bride to create a hair style that complements the gown, the bride’s face shape and her features, taking any accessories into consideration and, of course, how the bride wants to feel about herself on the day. From structured and formal to relaxed and casual here are three of his favourite bridal hair-up’s that all have a signature of sophistication and elegance. LOOK 1 This look takes inspiration from a Grecian goddess. Worn slightly tousled to give a natural, relaxed effect, it's still groomed enough to hold together all day. Flattering for smaller figures it adds volume and texture throughout the hair, while not looking over-set or too 'done'. Gently pinned at the back of the head it’s a great hairstyle to complement gowns with fuller skirts and can be perfectly accessorised with flowers to add to an ethereal effect. 

LOOK 3 A twist on a classic chignon, this is a perfect style for the bride who doesn't want to touch or worry about her hair at all during the big day. Some brides like to change their hair for the evening, while others prefer a hairstyle that will stay put without any help and this look does just that. With all the hair pinned back away from the face it tends to complement gowns with a classic, body-hugging silhouette, and adds to the overall streamlined look. The hair can be arranged higher or lower on the crown to accentuate the face shape and profile. I love this look when it’s teamed with dramatic eye makeup and glittering hair accessories.

LOOK 2 A perfect combination of half-up, half-down, this is one of the most popular bridal styles and it suits everyone. The majority of the hair is pinned back, away from the face, creating height and volume at the crown, which is super flattering for all face shapes and figures. The gentle wisps of hair around the face soften the overall look and more can be added for those brides that don’t want their face fully exposed. Once the hair is pinned back from the face, the remaining hair is tousled using a tong for an au natural wave. I generally use Racoon Luxe Weft hair extensions through the ponytail at the back to give a longer and fuller effect.  40

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glow-down WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE THE SKIN BEFORE THE BIG DAY?

To prepare your skin for your wedding, you need to adopt good skincare habits at least six months in advance and work on achieving your bridal glow from the inside out. You are what you eat and so is your skin, so it is imperative you make positive changes to feel and look the best you can. The most effective steps are to start drinking the recommended daily amount of water, increasing your consumption of super foods, get more sleep, cut out too much alcohol and quit smoking if appropriate. Good skincare doesn’t need to cost thousands of pounds, but I would recommend scheduling a few professional facials to reveal your best complexion. A word of caution: do not get a deep-cleansing facial within a week of your wedding as breakouts are likely. Simple but important things you can do at home are: exfoliate weekly, invest in a good cleanser, use skin specific moisturisers, invest in an eye cream and practice a safe suncare regime. I would recommend buying the award-winning book “Skincare” by Caroline Hirons. It is the go-to book for people of all ages and skin types who want to feel and look fantastic. MAKEUP BY CHRISTINA COOLING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES MOLLOY

MAKEUP BY CHRISTINA COOLING PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES MOLLOY

WHAT COLOUR EYE MAKEUP USUALLY WORKS BEST FOR BRIDES? I believe there should be no rules to eye makeup colours as every bride and wedding is unique, however there are useful guidelines to follow depending on your desired outcome. For example, if you really want your eye colour to ‘pop’, using the colour wheel can help when choosing the complementary colours; if you have green eyes, rose golds, bronzes, burgundy and purple tones can look stunning. The best eyeshadow to choose is one that enhances the natural sparkle of your eye colour and I would recommend a palette that has a selection of at least four shades to add depth and definition: a natural shade, a transitional shade, a contour shade and a highlighting shade.

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W and H Promotion HOW DO YOU CREATE THE PERFECT, LONG LASTING LIP? Creating a long-lasting, smudge-proof lip is so important on your wedding as you don’t want to spend all day topping up your lipstick or worrying that half of it has transferred on to your teeth or half-way down your chin. They say failing to prepare is preparing to fail, so follow these five steps to create the perfect, lasting lip. • Before you even think about applying any lipstick, you need to exfoliate and hydrate your lips to get rid of any excess dry, flaky skin. Simply use a lip-scrub or toothbrush and lip primer to give you the smoothest possible pout and ensure you have an even, flawless base to work with. • Next, apply concealer to create the perfect neutral canvas; not only will it cancel your own lips natural hue but also provide beautiful and accurate colour payoff and prevent any product bleeding. • Lip Liner is your new best friend; you can use it to accentuate the shape of your lips and the secret is to apply liner all over your lips, not just the outline as the slightly drier formula gives creamy lipsticks something to cling on to and acts as a barrier to prevent transfer. • A simple, yet effective trick is to gently blot your lips with a clean tissue after applying your first coat. Blotting your lips is key for longevity as it helps to prevent shifting the formula by getting rid of any excess product or oils that may otherwise slide. • Think powder is just for your face? Think again. After your second coat, follow with a light dusting of translucent powder to ensure all excess product is removed. The main reason lipstick transfers or feathers is due to excess moisture and applying a powder formula on top reduces this obstacle and helps your lipstick to stay in place all day.

WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO BRIDES CREATING THEIR OWN MAKEUP LOOK? Don’t lose your sense of self by getting caught up in beauty trends, marketing hype and feeling pressured to follow the latest craze; do your research and ensure you are choosing the correct products that suit your complexion, colouring and chosen look. Your wedding is one of the most-photographed days of your life and your focus should be on enhancing your natural beauty. To create your own makeup look on your wedding day, you need to feel calm, in control and confident of your application method, so practice, practice, practice and don’t go in unprepared; I would recommend writing a step-by-step plan to ensure you don’t miss any steps out. Try to create a calm station with all of your products and brushes and allow ample time, so if any mistakes are made, they can be corrected. I would invest time in watching online tutorials to boost your confidence or even better, book in for a one-to-one masterclass with a professional Makeup Artist, like myself, to develop your skills and techniques.

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IS THERE ANYTHING TO AVOID, MAKEUPWISE ON A WEDDING DAY? If there is a chance of flash photography, the main thing to avoid on your wedding day is sun cream because the zinc and titanium oxides that are often found in SPF formulas can cause an unflattering ghostly glow on your face. You also want to avoid any products that can’t withstand true emotion, most importantly mascara; always choose and fully embrace waterproof formulas. Also, avoid using too much foundation. It is crucial to find the balance between makeup that looks beautiful in photographs and provides longevity and makeup that feels natural and lightweight in person. I like to use the less is more approach and be able to see the skin glowing underneath. My top tip is to use a light to medium coverage foundation and just spot conceal where you may need any extra coverage.

Christina Cooling is a Professional Makeup Artist based in Monmouthshire, South Wales. Christina has always had a desire to help people and make a difference; her philosophy is to empower her clients by celebrating individuality and embracing diversity. Christina enjoys exploring the dialogue between emotion and artistic expression and truly believes makeup is more than just the application of luxury products but is a journey to increase confidence and enhance the beauty within. FIND OUT MORE: christinacooling.co.uk @christinacoolingmua WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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You'd think working on a wedding magazine, I'd know exactly what I wanted my wedding to look like. Well, I thought the same until it actually came down to planning the big day. So, while on the hunt for my perfect table centres, I"m sharing with you what I've found and learned to help you create your perfect wedding day look. A lot of factors will play a part in the theme for your big day, but the venue and the season will be front and centre in your styling. Creating your table centres is crucial to give guests a taste of your theme and it's an easy area to style. If you'll be throwing your reception in a barn venue, reflect the setting with log slices and lots of foliage across the tables. For a wedding in a castle, large, elegant floral centrepieces will be more in keeping with the overall look. Of course, budget plays a large part in how simple or how extravagant your decoration will be. So, if like me, table centrepieces are an area you want to save a little, there are lots of DIY hacks that you can use to do this. From fairy lights in 46

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empty bottles or vases from a charity shop to fresh flowers picked from your garden, dried and displayed in jam jars. Alternatively, spread the cost by purchasing faux flowers over the course of your engagement and create vines of floral table runners. If you've budgeted more money for your table centres then there really is nothing prettier than filling your tables with beautiful, fresh blooms. Speak to your florist about your vision and watch them as they bring it to life. They will usually have vases, urns, boxes and many more pretty items for you to display your flowers. You also need to think about place name cards, favours, plate chargers and even table games for your guests to play. These might all seem like minor details but are what will make your tables beautiful and memorable for your guests. So, get inspired by the best table centre ideas, from candles to fairy lights and flowers to faux foliage, and go to page 51 for pretty place name card ideas...


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In this instance, size does matter! Use this guide and figuring out how many tiers you’ll need on your wedding day will be a piece of cake…

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hen it comes to the wedding cake your first thoughts will be about how you want it to look and what flavours you would choose for the tiers. But before your ideas get too elaborate, first consider how much cake you will actually need and map out a recipe for success… With your budget and guest numbers in mind, cook up the perfect amount by ensuring you have enough tiers to feed all of your guests but not so many that you are left with tons of cake after the big day – especially if you plan on jetting off on your honeymoon straight after the wedding and the left-over cake will be wasted.

Cutting up the cake

If you love tall cakes but know that your guests won't get through it all speak to your cake maker about narrower, taller tiers to give the height you want but without the extra cake. Alternatively, you can ask your baker about adding dummy tiers. Made from a polystyrene base, covered in icing and decorated to match the rest of your cake, dummy tiers are often used in larger cakes and your guests will never guess it’s not the real thing. This can help a little towards

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staying within budget, but the decorating time will take just as long, meaning the price reduction might not be as much as you'd first think. Dummy tiers will be ruled out for semi-naked or naked cakes for obvious reasons. Single-tier cakes are very en vogue right now. If this is your preference but you have a larger guests list how about a feature cake table with multiple single-tiers displayed? Or, you could choose to display one single-tier but have an extra cake ready to slice kept in the kitchen for later. Factor in whether you want to save any of the cake. In years past, the top tier of a traditional fruit cake would be saved and then served at the Christening of the firstborn child, however, this tradition hasn’t stood the test of time. Fruitcake is less popular, with couples opting for various sponge flavours that don’t keep as long and often can't be frozen. Nevertheless, you might want to save some cake to enjoy together after the wedding, while you open any cards and gifts and reminisce about the events of the big day.

10" single tier 6" = 10 servings

Up to 38 servings

8" tier one 10" tier two Up to 62 servings

8" = 20-24 servings

6" tier one

10" = 30-38 servings

8" tier two

6" tier one

12" = 46-56 servings

10" tier three

8" tier two

12" tier four

10" tier three

Up to 128 servings

Up to 72 servings

If you are cutting up the wedding cake yourselves, cut across the cake in straight lines, cutting off a slab at a time, and then portion it into servings rather than cutting the cake into wedges. This will make the cake go further and help you to get the portions the same size. Check with your venue if it is your responsibility or if their chef will cut the cake for you.


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Rustic log slices, festive spruce and tartan table runners, this month we're all for planning a festive winter wedding…

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A Winter's

Tale

One look at this photoshoot and it will be love at frost sight! PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIBERTY PEARL PHOTO & FILM A celebration of the season, this photoshoot showcases how beautiful it can be to get married in the winter, surrounded by icy details. From crystalised sugar along the tiers of cake, echoing icicles, to snow confetti for an ultra-romantic confetti moment, the styling here boasts some of the prettiest, wintery details and ideas. A dress change into a sparkly gown may inspire you to change your look for the evening, while the table arrangements will show you that seasonal foliage and greenery can be just as stunning as fresh flowers. Light-up letters, fairy lights and metallic, hanging decorations illuminate the Orangery at Deer Park, which created the perfect setting for the photoshoot to take place.

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Cotton stems added into bouquets for a frosty feel

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Fylla

A Grecian theme with an elegant colour palette PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATE CULLEN Inspired by nature, the team behind this photoshoot created a romantic, timeless look using seasonal, sustainable and ethical details. A nod toward Grecian styling is reflected in the blooms, one-shoulder gown, and headpieces. For the Omorfa Fylla shoot, meaning beautiful leaves in Greek, a colour palette of rich emerald greens paired with warm caramels and corals were the perfect accent to the otherwise all-white look. The venue itself, a restored silk mill, created the perfect black canvas.

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Walking in a

An A-Z guide to planning a wonderful winter wedding…

winter wonderland

The season of sparkle! A winter wedding calls for all the glitz and glam. From the wardrobe to the decor, silvers and golds will become a running theme, paired with luxurious fabrics and twinkling lights. Keep cosy with heavy throws and open fires, and feast on indulgent dishes. A winter wedding is certainly something to look forward to. Here, we get to grips on how you can make your seasonal soirée merry and bright…

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IS FOR AFFORDABILITY Much like UK holidays, the colder months are usually considered out of season for weddings. But, booking your wedding between October and March often results in more bang for your buck and you can usually get a great deal on your venue, catering

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and photographer, giving you a little more budget to spend elsewhere.

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IS FOR BLANKETS When you think of winter weddings the first thing that springs to mind is the colder weather. Keep guests warm and toasty with a selection of snuggly blankets for them to wrap up in. Pop them in baskets near the doorways for people to help themselves as the night draws in.

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IS FOR COLOUR PALETTE Go bold with your colour scheme for a winter celebration, think rich plums, deep burgundy and elegant emerald teamed with metallic touches for a sophisticated affair.


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IS FOR DRESS TO IMPRESS When you send out your invitations include details for your dress code, perhaps you want everyone to arrive in black tie, or tweeds and tartans are the vibe you're after for your winter celebration. Groomsmen can step out in waistbands and bowties or herringbone woolen suits, while the bridal party can be adorned in statement bling, pretty dresses with elegant sleeves and faux-fur wraps, shawls or capes.

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IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT It’s highly likely that guests will be spending the majority of the day inside, keeping out of the cold. Think about the space in your venue and how you can best use it to entertain your guests, whether that’s with live music during the drinks reception, a live painter or a magician performing for guests in the evening.

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IS FOR FIRE PIT Islanders please all gather around the fire pit… If you’re a fan of Love Island you’ll know that a gathering around the fire pit usually involves a lot of drama, but a gathering around the fire pit involves dramatics of a different kind on your wedding day. This is the perfect moment to embrace the elements for sparklers and toasted marshmallows with your guests.

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IS FOR GLITZ AND GLAMOUR Decorate your venue with shimmering details, from gold foil and edible sequins on the cake to metallic pompoms hanging from the ceiling.

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IS FOR HEARTY FOOD Serve up hot canapés during your welcome drinks followed by seasonal starters, hearty mains and indulgent desserts for your wedding breakfast. Comfort food is always a winner in the winter. Choose fun and filling evening food, like pizza, a hog roast or fish and chip cones to keep guests going into the night.

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IS FOR INSIDE SPACE If you are choosing to hold a winter wedding, select your venue carefully. Choose somewhere that has plenty of inside space and areas for photographs indoors as well as out. Most of the day will be spent inside so a small marquee probably isn’t going to cut it.

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IS FOR JOY Fill your day with joy! Everything you choose should be because you love it,

from the guest list to the decorations, the menu to the music. Follow this very simple rule and you are sure to have the most wonderful day ever.

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IS FOR KEEPSAKES Present your guests with fun, festive favours. Think mini fur trees, little snow globes or personalised baubles for guests to hang on their tree when they get home.

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IS FOR LIGHT THE WAY Create an atmospheric space by dotting lots of votives, taper candles and tea lights all around your venue, along windowsills and table tops. Make a feature space with large church candles in a variety of sizes and choose hurricane vases with candles inside for your centrepiece. Large lanterns will light up outdoor entrances and pathways, while twinkling fairy lights can be strung up along beans or from the ceiling.

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IS FOR MUSIC A choir singing as you walk down the aisle will be something you and your guests will remember forever. Carollers' voices softly filling the venue while you enjoy your welcome drinks will create a jolly, festive feel and a live band in the evening will keep the party going and the guests dancing.

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IS FOR NATURE When it comes to your wedding flowers chose seasonal blooms and opt for lots of foliage to keep the costs down and avoid needing your flowers to be shipped from further afield. Ask your florist to add berries, pine cones and even feathers for elegant winter arrangements.

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IS FOR OUT WITH A BANG The longer nights are the perfect excuse to have a sparkler send-off or a show-stopping firework display. Guests will love it and your photographs will be ever-so romantic!

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IS FOR PHOTOGRAPHS An earlier sunset means you can really make the most of the golden hour on a clear day. When the weather seems more challenging embrace it. Take a white umbrella out with you and your photographer can get some beautiful silhouette shots in the rain. WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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that tie in with your scheme, make sure you have plenty of umbrellas to hand for the wedding party and for your guests. Use them as props in your photographs, too. Check out brollybucket.co.uk to protect you from the rain.

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IS FOR VELVET Keep the wedding party warm in plush velvet jackets for the men and soft velvet gowns for the girls. Choose velvet ribbons to tie around your bouquets and crushed velvet table runners to add a touch of luxury to your table displays.

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IS FOR WELCOME DRINKS Serve mulled wine or mulled cider for festive and warming welcome drinks. In the evening treat all of your guests to a rich hot chocolate or a liquor coffee to celebrate both the season and your nuptials.

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IS FOR XMAS Christmas trees, festive wreaths and evergreen branches all have a place at a winter wedding. Wreaths can be hanging around your venue or placed around candles as centrepieces. And, don’t forget the mistletoe! Hang some in the entrance and above the top table for a romantic nod to a festive theme.

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IS FOR YULE LOG Display a huge yule log on a dessert table or instead of a tiered wedding cake. Covered in chocolate and in keeping with the season, it will be enjoyed by all.

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IS FOR QUIET For something different that your guests will love (and the neighbours will too) hire a silent disco, we can recommend somersetsilentdisco.co.uk for a fun-filled party. Choose three different playlists for guests to pick from. Once they’ve found their favourite, you're guaranteed to have a full dance floor all night.

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IS FOR REINDEER Incorporate reindeer into your day with illustrated stationery, chocolate reindeer wedding favours or an iced reindeer on your cake. Ceramic stag heads surrounded with flowers make beautiful centrepieces for your tables and, depending where you get married, reindeer could even make an appearance on the day. At Gwel An Mor there are reindeer at the on-site Feadon Wildlife Centre that you can meet on your wedding day and pose for a photo with.

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IS FOR SNOW CONFETTI Replace petal or paper confetti with snow confetti for a wintery confetti moment. Try dollzconfetti.com.uk for biodegradable confetti that falls just like snow as it is thrown over you for good luck.

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IS FOR TRANSPORT Choose your transport depending on your venue, and remember it will likely be cold and wet. How about a vintage car for a country house? Or a horse-drawn carriage, complete with blankets to keep you warm on the journey, for a church ceremony. For a city venue in London what about a classic black cab or a London bus if you have lots of bridesmaids to transport too?

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IS FOR GETTING YOUR ZZZ’S Choose a venue that has overnight accommodation so that once the party is over you can stagger off to bed without having to face the weather and endure a chilly journey home. WH


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CHARLOTTE CORNELIUS Jewellery The jewels you wear on your wedding day are a precious and sentimental treasure that you might want to pass down through the generations to come. At Charlotte Cornelius, you can buy a handcrafted piece from her timeless collection or create ‘something new’ with a bespoke jewellery commission that’s a unique as you. charlottecornelius.co.uk

Dog WALKIES AT WEDDINGS Chaperone It’s hard to imagine parting without our pets on a day that’s all about love, so why not include them in your wedding day celebrations? Walkies at Weddings can look after your four-legged friend and make sure they are there for all the key moments and photographs. It’s the doggy daycare service we’ve been waiting for. walkiesatweddings.co.uk Photography

LEE RUSHBY For wedding photography that’s anything but ordinary, turn to Lee Rushby, an experienced photographer with the creative eye to capture moments you’ll cherish forever. His cinematic approach is inspired by fine art and fashion photography, which creates stylish frames. Lee is based in Hertfordshire, but travels across the UK. leerushby.com

Hair BRIDAL HAIR IN HAMPSHIRE Stylist Are you looking for flowing waves, a chic updo or a natural ‘undone’ hairstyle on your wedding day? Michelle from Bridal Hair in Hampshire will help you feel confident and camera-ready from every angle. Before the event, you’ll also enjoy a one-to-one hair trial experience, where you’ll have the chance to try out the looks you had in mind for you and all your bridesmaids. bridalhairinhampshire.co.uk Wedding AMANDA BRADFORD WEDDINGS & Planner EVENTS A passion for events and planning parties encouraged Amanda to make her dream job happen. She now helps brides all over the country bring their wedding visions to life. She has three flexible packages from partial to full-service wedding planning to give you all the support you need. She also offers ‘power hour’ sessions for couples who require tips and inspiration. amandaweddingandeventsplanning.com

PEAR TREE HAT HIRE Mother of Whether you’re the mother of the bride or wedding the Bride guest, every outfit is truly complete with the addition of a stylish hat or fascinator. Based in Aberdeenshire, The Pear Tree Hat Hire presents a huge collection of beautiful hair accessories and hats in different colours, styles and sizes to complement your dress or jacket. facebook.com/PearTreeSalonPearTreeHatHire AMARA CAKE BOUTIQUE Cake Looking for a luxurious, delicious cake to cut after the speeches? Amara Cake Boutique can create a bespoke tiered centrepiece for your wedding day. Inspired by your theme, style and favourite flavours, the edible creation will combine all of your personal preferences. Whether you’re planning a grand occasion or an intimate elopement, there is no limit to Sara’s creativity. amaracakeboutique.co.uk

Bridal HILL BRIDAL Boutique Set in a charming countryside location in Herefordshire, Hill Bridal is a tranquil space to enjoy a personalised wedding dress experience. With the expert guidance of the Hill Bridal stylists, you’ll be shown a wide selection of bridal designs and accessories to suit your figure and style. With a little thinking time and support from your loved ones, you’re bound to find ‘the one!’ hillbridal.com ON THE HOOF BAR & KITCHEN Catering Quirky catering stations make any event memorable, especially if you’re planning a festivalstyle wedding or you need a portable bar to get the party going. Off the Hoof Bar & Kitchen offers a flexible service, serving your favourite fizz, cocktails and street food bites including lamb kofta kebabs, falafel flatbreads and brioche bun burgers. onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk

Bridal THE BRIDE TO BE Boutique You can count on The Bride to Be Bridal Boutique in Reading for a varied selection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories to suit all shapes and styles. Based in the Broad Street Mall shopping centre, the award-winning boutique will ensure your dress finding experience is as seamless as possible, from the initial browse to the final fitting. bridetobe.co.uk

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ERIVICA CAKES Cakes Complete your wedding breakfast with a showstopping cake. Terri Newman, an awardwinning celebration cake designer has dedicated her time and expertise to baking bespoke creations for the past 17 years. Taking all of your ideas on board she'll produce a memorable sweet treat that tastes as good as it looks. erivicacakes.com

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS Bridal Whether you’re looking for a vintage or modern Boutique wedding dress, Beautiful Designs in Ipswich has a broad selection of gowns. The friendly bridal team make every appointment enjoyable and personalised, allowing you to try on as many styles as you like, and the dedicated in-house seamstresses will alter your final dress to ensure it fits perfectly. beautifuldesigns.ltd.uk

LITTLE LONDON BRIDES Bridal With a fresh yet timeless take on the modern Boutique bride, Little London Brides in Basingstoke will help you find the perfect dress that ticks all of the right boxes. From British made dresses to leading international designers, you can browse the full collection in your private appointment. You’ll have the team’s undivided attention and guidance from their local alterations specialists. littlelondonbrides.co.uk

HAYLEY LOUISE BEAUTY Make Up Creating your bridal makeup look is a very special Artist part of the wedding morning. You’ll want to highlight your favourite features and feel like the best version of yourself. Hayley Louise Beauty in Lincoln will craft a beautiful natural look for you and your bridesmaids, taking into account any allergies or product preferences. With her magic touch, you’ll look flawless throughout the day. facebook.com/hayleylouisebeauty

SUZY BLAKE CAKE ATELIER Cakes For elegant and distinctive cakes that stand out from the crowd, Sue’s creations will spark conversation and make a striking visual centrepiece to your dessert table. From decadent fillings to delicate sugar floristry, her eye for detail never goes unnoticed, using only the finest and freshest ingredients in the Hampshire based studio. suzyblakecakeatelier.co.uk

SEM’S PHOTOGRAPHY Photography Picking your wedding photographer is a very personal decision, seeing as the memories will be framed on your walls for generations to come. Sem’s Photography can travel all over the country to capture every precious moment of your wedding, from the ‘getting ready’ hours to the last dance. Their friendly and professional approach keeps everyone relaxed in front of the lens. semsphotography.com

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CHARLOTTE GRACE BRIDAL Boutique For a complete bridal look from head to toe, Charlotte Grace Bridal Boutique in Doune, near Stirling, is the go-to destination for timeless wedding gowns and accessories. Book a private dress appointment with your closest friends or family members to help you pick out a style. charlottegracebridal.com

Honeymoon TRAVEL FOX When you’re deep in the wedding planning Consultant journey, couples can often forget to prioritise their well-deserved honeymoon holiday. With Travel Fox, the process of booking flights, hotels and activities becomes effortless. With over 30 years of expertise in the travel industry, they can craft a unique itinerary that you’ll be looking back on for many years to come. travelfox.co.uk/honeymoons

TWELV. EVENTS ALLIANCE Wedding With so many creative decisions to make and Planner suppliers to book in the run-up to your wedding day, hiring a wedding planner can make the world of difference. Tracy from Twelv. Events Alliance will put you at ease in an instant and help you plan the event of a lifetime. Every wedding she organises is different from the last, and she’ll support you with every element. uniquelytwelv.com

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When a couple book me as their celebrant, they know their wedding ceremony will not only be beautiful, but bespoke and individual, too. Something many people don't realsie is that a celebrant-led ceremony can be performed anywhere you like. I conducted lots of ceremonies in beautiful wedding venues, but I have also conducted them in the couples' own garden, by a lake and a even in a woodland setting at sunset; the wonderful thing is they have a choice. I always take time to get to know my couples and am on hand to help and guide them when it comes to personalising their ceremony. There are many ways to do this, including involving family and friends, with meaningful readings, their favourite music, and, if they 74

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wish, a ceremony ritual such as handfasting or sand ceremony (you can find out more about symbolic ceremony rituals on page 76). When it comes to the vows, some couples want the more traditional ones, while others would prefer me to write ones especially for them. Some couples prefer to take the time to write their own vows, and again, whatever they would like goes. This is what makes each ceremony truly individual. I spend some time writing the first draft of their love story and ceremony, and after they have read it through, we arrange a catch up. It's always good to chat through any changes they would like to make properly, to ensure I say the words they would like to hear on the day. Once they are happy, I then spend lots of time reading it through. I like to make sure it's as close to perfect as possible when the time comes for me to conduct the ceremony.


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The week before their big day, I check in with the couple and, if required, meet them at the venue the day before to conduct the rehearsal. Then on the day, I am always super excited, having made sure the couple's ceremonial certificate and presentation script are ready, double checking I have everything I need for the day. I always leave plenty of time to drive to the venue; I would rather get there too early than be rushing or, god forbid, be late! However, I usually arrive around 90 minutes before the ceremony, so I have time to chat with the wedding planner and make sure everything is as it should be. I do a soundcheck if needed before setting up and getting ready. I often have a chance to chat with some of the guests before taking my place with the groom and am on hand to calm a few pre-ceremony nerves he may have. Then the music starts playing, and then all the months of planning finally come together!

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One by one, the wedding party enters, and as the bride takes her place, it's now my turn to show all the hard work has paid off and for me to deliver a beautifully perfected bespoke ceremony. From the welcome through to the presentation of the happy couple, I love to see the beautiful reactions of my couple and their guest, from tears of joy, laughter, and huge smiles. Before I know it, the ceremony is coming to an end, and the happy couple are heading back down the aisle to a huge round of applause. With more and more couples realising they have a choice and choosing celebrant led wedding ceremonies, it's wonderful to know that the wedding landscape is changing as each ceremony is about the couple and not just about a list of rules and tick boxes. WH For more information on how I can help make your wedding day truly bespoke email: info@ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Symbolic Make your ceremony even more meaningful with the addition of a symbolic ritual… UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY The candle unity ceremony involves the engaged couple each having their own taper candle and using them together to light the flame of a larger pillar candle. One of the most well-known ritual ceremonies, the candle unity ceremony symbolises the strength that the couple has together, as their two smaller candles burn brighter together and are strong enough to light the third candle. HANDFASTING RITUAL The handfasting ceremony – also known as the tying the knot ceremony, and where the phrase tying the knot originates – involves joining the hands of the marital couple and tying them together with ribbon, cord or even vines. You can make the handfasting even more personal by choosing the type of knot you want or by using significant material, such as the ribbon being saved from your mother’s bouquet when she got married. This ritual is usually incorporated at the end of the ceremony as the final vow to be bound together for the rest of your life. SAND CEREMONY A symbolic ritual, the sand ceremony is a lovely addition to the more traditional ceremony. During the sand ceremony, the couple each have a container of different coloured sand. One at

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a time they pour the sand into a third container or vase to create layers, symbolising two becoming one. This is a great ritual to perform if you want to include other family members, be that children, parents or siblings, to unify the coming together of two families. Once poured, the sand will be almost impossible to seperate back into the individual colours, just as the couple and their families will become inseparable.

TREE PLANTING CEREMONY Before the ceremony, each of the couple will collect a container full of soil, from their own parents’ garden or a significant place to the individual. During the ceremony, the couple will plant a tree in a large pot, filling it with the soil from both of their significant places. The tree that is chosen could be a cutting from a family members’ garden or selected because of its symbolic meaning. Water it into the soil together and once you are home, re-plant it in the ground if you prefer. The tree symbolises your growing relationship and love, as well as reminding you that you have to keep nurturing it, as you will your relationship, to keep it alive and blossoming. RING-WARMING RITUAL The ring-warming ceremony can include a few family members or your entire guest list. Before the registrar or celebrant performs the ‘giving of the rings’ the rings are passed around the selected members of the congregation to hold for a few seconds while they each bless them and warm them with their love. When you put the rings on, you are doing so with the love and well wishes from your guests. WH


“Always be Sure to Personalise the Most Important Moments of Your Life” Hello I am Nicola, an Independent Wedding Celebrant based in Buckinghamshire. I also conduct ceremonies across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, creating beautiful bespoke ceremonies that are both memorable and truly personal.

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POPPING THE QUESTION Groom Max planned a romantic proposal for Ella on a private beach in Barbados! “A speed boat collected us to take us to our favourite restaurant, The Cliff, for lunch. The whole thing was perfect, we had lunch and Champagne and the rest of the holiday to celebrate” the bride smiles. WINTER WONDERLAND In contrast to their tropical engagement, Ella had always dreamed of a winter wedding when the day came. “Christmassy, candlelit and cosy – that’s what I’d always wanted, and luckily, Max agreed! We chose the 21st December and it was lovely because with Christmas coming, everyone was in the party spirit. The orangery at Deer Park, our venue, is beautiful and the whole house at Christmas is magical.”

“My dress didn’t stand out on the hanger, but as soon as it was on I knew it was the one”

PUTTING ON THE GLITZ Ella stunned in a highly embellished Jenny Packham design for her wedding dress. “I found it at Carina Baverstock Couture in Bradford on Avon. She’d asked me lots of questions about my style and plans and it was the last dress she’d pulled for me to try on. Getting married in December, the embellished style was just perfect.” WITHOUT A HITCH “I was surprised how relaxed I was on our wedding morning, I’d been anxious in the run up that I wouldn’t like something, or things might not go to plan. In hindsight I needn’t have worried! Putting my

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dress and veil on made me feel like a real bride. I was so excited to get to the church and see Max, that even when the car keys were mislaid to get us there, it didn’t phase me! It’s a funny story now to look back on.” “Our ceremony was really special. The size of the church with 140 guests made it feel really significant, I just loved the atmosphere of having a church ceremony,” Ella smiles. The bride stepped down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D played by a string quartet. PARTY TIME Music continued to strike all the right notes at this couple’s wedding, with a pianist adding romance to the drinks reception, before singing waiters got everyone into the party spirit over dinner. A live band filled the dance floor, with the couple sharing their first dance to One Republic’s ‘Counting Stars’. WH

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THE DREAM TEAM CEREMONY Ottery St Mary Parish Church VENUE Deer Park Country House, Devon DRESS Jenny Packham, Carina Baverstock Couture GROOM Astaires, Taunton HAIR Louise Alway BEAUTY By Annabella FLOWERS The Stem Studio and Fleur Amour Wedding Florist CAKE Pretty Cake Creations DÉCOR Bewilderly Signage and Stationery INVITATIONS The Foil Invite Co MUSIC Exe Valley String Quartet, Joe Pike Music, Bravo Singing Waiters, The Vegas Hooligans PHOTOGRAPHY Simon and Kiana Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Sam and Megan Films


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WHIMSICAL EMBELLISHMENTS MADE FOR A DREAMY AISLE STYLE. EMERALD GREEN BRIDESMAID DRESSES COMPLEMENTED BY IVORY BLOOMS AND BILLOWY FOLIAGE. THE COUPLE TIED THE KNOT ONLY DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND MADE THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDS OF DEER PARK THEIR HOME FOR THE CELEBRATIONS. CHRISTMAS TREES ADDED FESTIVE SPARKLE TO THE COUPLE’S BANQUET STYLE TRESTLE TABLES, COMPLEMENTED BY FAIRY-LIGHT CANOPIES. ELLA AND SUPPLIERS:DETAILS MAX ADDED PERSONALISED STYLING AND PROPS @dress_it_ TO MAKE THE DAY@designandcreateevents THEIR OWN.

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SETTING THE SCENE “I knew from the beginning the kind of venue I was looking for,” reveals the bride, “we wanted an old English stone manor, or castle. Being from Norway myself, we don’t have this style of buildings at home, but I’ve always loved them. We looked at a few venues before finding Dartington Hall, walking through the main archway took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes! I knew this was where I wanted to get married.” FINDING THE ONE For most brides, the search to find their dream dress means beginning with your local boutique. But for bride Siri, who calls a town in Norway’s Arctic circle home, it was never going to be quite so simple. “I decided to fly down to Oslo with my mum and sister to give us the best chances and visit a boutique that carried my favourite designers. Across the room, I saw another bride trying on a design, and I loved it! After what felt like an eternity it was my turn to try it on – the minute the zip was closed the emotion hit me. It was the dress of my dreams,” Siri gushes.

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WARM WELCOME With the groom’s family living in the UK and the bride’s in Norway, their wedding day would be the first time many of them met. “We chose a venue in the south west of England to be close to my groom’s side of the family. Any concerns about language barriers melted away when our families and friends were together – everyone was chatting, dancing and having the most amazing time! It was a truly special moment for both of us,” the couple reminisce.

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EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY This couple’s venue cooked up a storm, beginning with a three-course banquet with multiple options for each course. “We also added an ice cream cart loaded with toppings, as it was a summer wedding, and in the evening the venue prepared an enormous barbecue. I’d love to say it was out of this world (our guests certainly said so!) but we were so busy with guests, dancing and the photo booth we hardly ate a bite!” WORDS OF WISDOM “Professional toastmasters aren’t common in Norway, but I’m so glad we hired one,” Siri reveals. “He was amazing, greeting guests, getting them into the right place at the right time, placing buttonholes, teaching us to saber Champagne. He made everything run like clockwork!” WH

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE Dartington Hall DRESS Pronovias, Kristins Brudesalong, Oslo GROOM Moss Bros BEAUTY Changing Faces CAKE Cut Me Off a Slice DÉCOR Unique Designs by Tina FLOWERS Hannah Burnett Florist ENTERTAINMENT Swing Kings STATIONERY Adorn Invitations, Brown Fox Creative, Babooche Calligraphy TOASTMASTER The Distinguished Toastmaster PHOTOGRAPHY Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective VIDEOGRAPHY Captured Moments

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CLASSICAL ROMANCE WITH BLOUSY BLOOMS IN WHITE AND SOFT PINK. UNIQUE DECORATIONS ADDED A PERSONAL TOUCH. THE COUPLE FELL FOR THEIR VENUE’S CHARMING HISTORICAL FEATURES, INCLUDING DRAMATIC STONE ARCHWAYS, ACCESSORISED WITH CHIAVARI CHAIRS AND GAUZY DRAPES. A LIVE BAND FILLED THE DANCE FLOOR, FUELLED BY A DELICIOUS, ROSE-ADORNED FOUR-TIER SUPPLIERS: CAKE. STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ yourself_MODELS @nat_oliviaandjude deanosearle CELEBRANT @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER @kate_swerdlow_photo_ studio VIDEOGRAPHER @kevinlinesphoto FLORIST @sarah_ maylin_flowers HAIRSTYLIST @bespokebridal_hair MAKEUP @b.mills.mua VINTAGE CROCKERY @elsierosecrockery CUPCAKES AND SWEET TREATS @atyourwishcakes WEDDING CAKES @cakewizard1 FOOD PLATTERS @grazing. together WEDDING CAR @mc_weddingcars DRINKS@ littleitalybarco WEDDING SWING @bloomandswing GARDEN GAMES @dolly_dimples_weddings CONFETTI AND BUNTING @thepartyoutlet DRESSES @heritagebrides CHAIR HIRE @ charles_hire LUXURY WEDDING BOOKLET@weditionwedding JEWELLERY@cocogreyjewellery GROOMS SUIT @ annbridalmrmackysmenswear STATIONERY @houseofhalley @ cocolemondesigns HAIR ACCESSORIES @1940bridal VENUE@ essendonccweddings FAVOURS @perfectlypersonalisedbylauren SINGER @kaleysings_weddingsandevents

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Ready, set, elope CITY OF LOVE After a chance meeting in a Los Angeles hotel, Ashley and Bilal never looked back. “From our very first date, we never left each other’s side,” Ashley smiles. “When Bilal proposed, it was magical. He surprised me at our friend’s house, I opened the door and the room was filled with roses and balloons, with our favourite song playing and a slideshow of photos. Our family and friends were waiting in the garden to celebrate, with a huge ‘will you marry me sign’ in lights with more roses and candles.” FINDING THE ONE It was at a Pronovias sample sale that bride Ashley found the dress of her dreams. “I didn’t have much time to find my dress, but I knew I wanted something fitted with a long train. I tried on several designs at the sale, but none of them were ‘the one’. I explained a bit more about what I was hoping for, and they pulled one from the back for me. I tried it on and fell in love, it was simple and dramatic at the same time.” Her groom looked dashing in a black tuxedo with peak lapel, cutaway collar and bowtie. JET, SET, GO No strangers to romance, Ashley and Bilal opted for one of the dreamiest destinations in the

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“We chose to have an Italian elopement!” world for a totally romantic elopement – Italy’s Amalfi Coast. “The venue spoke for itself with amazing views, a garden, flowers, trees – it was beautiful from the beginning. We added floral urns and a petal aisle for our elopement ceremony, and enjoyed an intimate dinner after the ceremony with flowers and candles.” FIRST LOOK The couple’s day actually dawned early, with the bride and groom heading to the Terraza Dell’Infinito at Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, for first look photos. “The lighting was at its best at 5.30am, so that’s when we went! Our ceremony was held in the evening. The events were so emotional and allowed us to connect on a deep level,” the couple reminisce. ELOPEMENT FAIRY-TALE

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THE PROPOSAL Groom Sam pulled out all the stops when it came to proposing to Becky, popping the question in front of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas on her 30th birthday! NO PLACE LIKE HOME “We’d originally planned our dream wedding at the Tivoli Hotel in Portugal, but due to the pandemic restrictions we had to cancel. I have two baby boys and wanted to share their surname, so Sam and I planned a smaller wedding here at home instead.” “We got married in the stunning St John’s the Evangelist church in our local village, then had an intimate reception at Sam’s parents house and garden. It was perfect with the boys being so young.” 40 guests joined the couple for their ceremony, with 20 more coming for the evening celebrations. A barbecue gave everyone plenty of fuel for dancing, with fish and chips keeping the party going late into the evening. AISLE STYLE Having spotted a sneak peek of her dress on Instagram, Becky visited the boutique with one style in mind. “I showed them the dress and they’d already pulled it and placed it on the rail for me to try!” Becky smiles. “I felt like a bride. It was the most amazing feeling and on our wedding day I just didn’t want to take it off again.”

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On the day, bride Becky walked down the aisle to Beyonce’s rendition of the Lion King’s ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ – a sentimental song and film for their family. “One of our boys kept trying to blow out the artificial candle he was carrying as we walked down the aisle!” BLACK TIE The couple created an elegant and glamorous feel for their reception, with a black tie theme and accents of gold and pink. Bundles of whimsical pink and white peonies filled the space with romance and fragrance, echoed by peonies and roses spilling down their four-tier cake. “We danced the night away and on the final dance, Sam lifted me up as ‘I’ve Had the Time of My Life’ played!” WH

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE DRESS Ronald Joyce at With Love Bridal Boutique BRIDESMAIDS Tripletta Bridal GROOM Reiss HAIR Beautiful Bouncy Blowdries BEAUTY Ruth Reynolds and Laura Farr CAKE Anne Conquet FLOWERS John and Jessie Florist DJ Tony R MBE MUSICIANS Nino Violin, Billy Sax MARQUEE Stretch and Tents, Kent Event Packages DÉCOR Boutique Balloons Kent, Essex Love Letters, Dolled up by Dolcie


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THE BRIDE, GROOM AND WEDDING PARTY STUNNED IN A STRIKING BLACK TIE DRESS CODE, WITH THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSED IN WHITE. AN ELEGANT VEIL AND ROSE GOLD HEELS COMPLETED BECKY’S AISLE STYLE. THE COUPLE ENJOYED A GLAMOROUS DAY WITH THEIR NEAREST AND DEAREST. ABUNDANT FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS FILLED WITH ROSES AND PEONIES STYLED THE DAY. DELICATE DETAILS AND A FOUR-TIERSUPPLIERS: CAKE.

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Cornwall Calls the Heart PAWFECT PROPOSAL It was on a romantic getaway to St Ives that Mike popped the question to Chloe, with the help of their four-legged sidekick. “Before we went out for a walk, Mike asked me to check our dog Paddy’s collar. He was wearing a new one and the tag said ‘will you marry me?’. It was the perfect start to our trip and so special to have Paddy involved,” Chloe gushes. IN THE NAME OF LOVE Chloe and Mike’s original wedding plans were brought to a surprising halt by the very first lockdown in March 2020. “We had just five days to go until our Somerset wedding with 120 guests, but realising this wouldn’t happen, we called the church and just 48 hours later were arriving there, just the two of us, to officially become husband and wife.” The couple then rescheduled their planned wedding celebration not once, but twice, with both being cancelled by the lockdown rules. “By this time, we’d fallen out of love with the wedding we’d originally planned, but we still wanted to celebrate with family and friends. That’s when the idea to head back to Cornwall came up, and we had the day of our dreams!”

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BEACHY BLISS “Our first call was to the Headland Hotel – we loved the hotel and the fact we could have a ceremony by the beach. The location was amazing and our guests could stay with us for a full wedding weekend. Because we were already legally married, we had more freedom with our plans, our good friend acted as our celebrant in the most perfect spot looking out to sea.” LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT It took only one boutique for this bride to find the one. “I visited Sassi Holford’s boutique in Taunton. I was really open minded and knew I wanted a dress I’d look back on in 10 years and have no regrets choosing. The girls there were amazing, I felt beautiful and I felt myself in my bespoke wedding dress.” YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY Having planned both a big, traditional wedding and a more intimate wedding by the sea, the SUPPLIERS: newlyweds have some words of wisdom to share: STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ “Whatever you choose for your wedding, make yourself_MODELS @nat_oliviaandjude deanosearle sure you’re doing itCELEBRANT your way. Stripping things @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER @kate_swerdlow_photo_ back made us focus on what mattered to us.” WH

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Put A Little 'Ho Ho Ho' Into Your I Do’s! Festive Ideas For Your December Wedding I am sure a lot of couples aren’t in favour of having their wedding during the month of December. But, we think it is a wonderful idea, especially if the venue complements the season. When family and friends come to Blame Her Ranch (BHR) in New Mexico, everyone says, “It looks like Santa’s workshop in here.” Sure, we are extremely lucky that the main lodge is constructed with rustic logs and individual log cabins which is a good start towards this endeavor. But, both Steve and I have always been excited about the holiday’s and have a tendency to go overboard in dressing up the house with every Christmas decoration you can imagine. It all starts with our 14 foot Christmas tree with over 500 ornaments, over 10,000 outdoor lights, 10 foot wooden soldiers at the front door, 10 stockings hung over the massive fireplace, our stuffed bear dressed as Santa, the barn specifically decorated a-la the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, plus a fully decorated front entrance that gets you in the spirit. It is unfortunate we only have still pictures to show you of the ranch in this article, but check out our Christmas video highlighting the entire ranch on YouTube (youtu.be/h2MErZs7glw). When visiting your venue be sure to ask what they will be doing to enhance the space in the festive period. There is no reason not to ask and remember all of these decorations add to the joy and excitement your guests will feel on your wedding day. And it might even save you money on expensive deocrations you would otherwise have to pay for at a different time of year. Beyond the venue decorations and the magical spirit it provides for your wedding, here are a few christmassy wedding ideas that can go even further:

1. Christmas pyjamas for the wedding party. 2. Festive themed invitations. 3. Tons and tons of evergreen garlands. 4. Festive signature cocktails. 5. Tree-shaped canapés. 6. Personalised tree ornaments for your guests. 7. Personalised Christmas stockings at everyone’s place setting. 8. Take-home egg nog, chilled and ready to drink in old fashion milk bottles. 9. Christmassy iced biscuits, monogramed with the couples initials. 10. Modify the lyrics to your favorite holiday song - make it about YOU! 11. Personalised holiday socks with the couples faces for the groomsmen. 12. Mistletoe kissing stations – don’t forget to use mistletoe during your wedding vows! It is not too late to begin planning, but the holiday’s are always a busy time, so book your venue now. If this does not make your wedding memorable and put you in the spirit of the holidays, then all we can say is, “Bah Humbug.” WH BLAME HER RANCH IS AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE NEAR SANTE FE IN NEW MEXICO. FIND OUT MORE BLAMEHERRANCH.COM OR @BLAMEHERRANCHSANTAFE SPECIAL FEATURES EDITOR LINDA

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1 1. TYLNEY HALL

Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, enclosed by tall trees, Tylney Hall is a romantic country house venue in Hampshire. With a high vaulted ceiling, minstrels’ gallery and grand staircase, the interiors are opulent and create and old-world atmosphere. Beautiful in every season, Tylney hall is a refined venue for traditional couples who want to wed in style. tylneyhall.co.uk

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2. POLHAWN FORT

Complete with drawbridge, this cliff-top fort stands tall among sweeping lawns. Tie the knot inside the fort or go for a more bohemian vibe out in the summerhouse with its endless coastal views. Follow steps that lead down Polhawn Cove, a secluded beach, to steal a moment together and paddle in the waves. A dreamy venue that believes every wedding is unique. polhawnfort.com

3. THE GRAND YORK

York stands at the centre of Great Britain, situated midway between Edinburgh and London, and here you’ll find the breathtaking The Grand York hotel. With sweeping staircases, Edwardian architecture and original features The York is guaranteed to impress, making it the perfect wedding venue. Whether you plan on hosting an intimate celebration or a grand affair, The Grand York has the perfect event space. thegrandyork.co.uk

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4. HATCH HOUSE

A home away from home, Hatch house is tucked away in Wiltshire. The family home of Sir Henry and Lady Rumbold, a warm welcome awaits you in the tranquil countryside setting, with views of Lake Wardour. Hatch House has the luxury of being licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in the dining room, the porch, and also in the pavilion on the second tier of the walled Dutch garden, leaving you with a myriad of choices of how and where you imagine spending your big day. hatch-house.co.uk 108

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A wedding at Missenden Abbey is sure to be memorable for all the right reasons. Surrounded by 10 acres of private grounds, the 12th century medieval abbey is the perfect setting to say “I do”. After your ceremony, enjoy welcome drinks and canapés on the lawns before heading into the dinning room, which boasts valued ceilings and stained glass windows, for your wedding breakfast. Guests can stay in comfort in one of the venue’s 56 bedrooms, allowing them to party into the night before heading wearily to bed. Missendenabbey.co.uk

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6. THE GREENWAY HOTEL AND SPA The Greenway Hotel and Spa is a 16th Century, Elizabethan manor house. Offering a stunning and historic wedding venue in the Cotswolds, the venue is surrounded by landscaped grounds and beautiful countryside – the picture perfect backdrop to celebrate the most important day of your life with friends and family. There is room for your guests to stay over too, with 21 bedrooms available so that you can all enjoy extended time together. thegreenwayhotelandspa.com

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Your ceremony entrance will be nothing less than spectacular as you glide down the 75 foot long aisle in the Ballroom at Clearwell castle. Here, with the castle as your backdrop, you will feel like royalty for the day. Sitting proudly in the Forest of Dean, Clearwell castle has everything any couple could dream of. With a host of reception rooms, 20 acres of grounds and the magnificent exterior of the castle, there are countless areas for photo opportunities. The in-house chefs will cook up a magnificent three-course meal, before you hit the dance floor with your nearest and dearest. clearwell-castle.co.uk

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7. BROCKENCOTE HALL HOTEL

Celebrate your marriage at Brockencote Hall Hotel, an enchanting wedding venue where you can be assured that your wedding will be as perfect as you have always dreamed. Their dedicated team will assist you every step of the way so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the occasion. The idyllic Worcestershire setting makes it a dream venue for weddings, whether a small reception, a civil celebration or a huge event with all the bells and whistles. The house, with its grand approach, French-inspired architecture and beautiful features, such as the lovingly restored dovecote, will make the perfect backdrop for your big day. brockencotehall.com 110

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Venues 9. TUNNELS BEACHES

As far as a coastal location goes, it doesn’t get much better that Tunnels Beaches. The modern venue is set into the cliff, overlooking one of three private black sand beaches – all of which you can take advantage of for dramatic couples photographs. Enjoy a fabulous spread of barbecued delights, while you watch the waves roll in. With the stunning setting and relaxed atmosphere, if you are lucky with the weather, you will feel like you’re marrying abroad! tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

10. MAUNSEL HOUSE

Maunsel House has a reputation of being relaxed, flexible and friendly. With weddings ranging from the tastefully traditional to the daringly different, choose from a formal dining experience or a luxurious laid-back affair. Licensed to share your day with up to 170 family and friends, Maunsel House and its professional wedding and events team will ensure your wedding dreams come true. With exclusive use of the manor house and gardens, including four sensational ceremony spaces, embracing both indoor and outdoor settings, the choice is endless for creating the perfect day. maunselhouse.co.uk

11. THE RUNNYMEDE ON THAMES On the bank of the River Thames, The Runnymede Hotel is a pretty place to celebrate your marriage. Arrive by boat before heading to one of two licensed suits for your ceremony. On sunny days, enjoy a river cruise after your ceremony, as a married couple, on the hotel’s private boat, before sipping Champagne with your guests on the terrace. Extend your stay and enjoy the hotel’s spa and with your friends and family after the wedding day. runnymedehotel.com

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12. HEADLAND HOTEL

Perched on the craggy cliff edge of Fistral beach, renowned for its long stretch of golden sand, rolling waves and great surfing, stands the Headland Hotel. The red bricked, Victorian hotel boasts panoramic ocean views from almost every window. A standout drinks reception is one held on the hotels terrace, with the sea providing an aquamarine backdrop for your group photographs. headlandhotel.co.uk

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Found in the grounds of Meol’s Hall, sits the Tithe Barn. The 400 year old barn has been restored by local craftsmen to showcase many original features, like the original brick walls and beamed ceiling. Enjoy an award-winning menu with up to 120 guests before taking advantage of the countryside-setting for romantic couples photographs. meolshall.co.uk

14. ASHDOWN PARK

An elegant country house, Ashdown Park is set in the forest said to have inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh, Ashdown Forest. Vaulted ceilings, stunning stained glass windows, neo-Gothic architecture and fabulous grounds, you and your guests will be blown away when you arrive at Ashdown Park. ashdownpark.com

15. HOLMEWOOD HALL

Nestled away in the tranquil countryside of Cambridgeshire, a stunning Tudor Gothic-style mansion, Holmewood Hall. Say your vows in the Gold room, which features a 50 foot long aisle and and 18-carat gold ceiling. Or for an outdoor ceremony, marry under the Bandstand, surrounded by pristine gardens. Surrounded by ten acres of manicured grounds and parkland, steeped in history and abounding with elegance, Holmewood Hall is the perfect, exclusive-use wedding venue in Cambridgeshire. holmewood-hall.co.uk

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16. SOUTHEND BARNS

Hidden in the quaint little village of Donnington in Chichester, Southern Barns is an idyllic setting for romantic nuptials and exquisite receptions. The Secret Garden is the newest new entry and a picture-perfect spot to exchange vows. Surrounded by manicured gardens and a pretty courtyard, the 200-year-old Threshing Barn is the perfect canvas to add to and truly make your own. Rustic yet sophisticated, this welcoming barn can be transformed into your dream venue. southendbarns.co.uk

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17. HOLKHAM HALL

At the heart of this 25,000-acre estate on the Norfolk Coast sits Holkham Hall. A Palladian mansion and family home for over 300 years, Holkham specialises in one-of-a-kind celebrations that inspire creativity and wonder. The unspoilt sand dunes, breath-taking landscapes, sparkling lakes and grand interiors offer endless possibilities for spectacular events. Holkham.co.uk

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18. THE TORRIDON

A luxury wedding venue in the Highlands, The Torridon boasts the most magnificent views across Loch Torridon – you are sure to get stunning photographs here. With exclusive use, the 58 acre estate will become your own for the duration of your stay. Arrive in style by helicopter and enjoy a day filled with fine food, fresh air, pipers and perhaps a dram or two of whisky. You could even get involved with some land or sea adventures at the resort’s activity centre. thetorridon.com

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19. NAILCOTE HALL Set within 12-acres of picturesque countryside, this Warwickshire venue is licensed for weddings for up to 320 guests. At Nailcote Hall your celebration can be as large or as intimate as you want it to be. A 17th-century country house, Nailcote Hall still holds plenty of its original charm can character. Arrive at the Jacobean house in style, travelling up the driveway in a horse-drawn carriage or vintage car and celebrate your reception in the Grand Marquee, Bistro or Pavilion Suite. nailcotehall.co.uk

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20. HEDSOR HOUSE

Hedsor House has earned itself a reputation for being one of the UK’s most exclusive places to say, “I Do”. Set within 100 acres of historic parkland in Buckinghamshire, the house and grounds can be hired in their entirety for civil wedding ceremonies, blessings and receptions, with capacity for up to 150 guests. Couples marrying at Hedsor can now also include their dog in their wedding for some pawfect pictures and furry entertainment! hedsor.com


WIN a romantic break! As fun and exciting as it is (and it is!), planning a wedding can also be quite a stressful time. As much as we enjoy the big day itself, the planning can sometimes take its toll once you’ve arranged the details with your suppliers, written all your invitations, and whittled down the guest list – and that's without even mentioning trying to create a perfect table plan!

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Looking for a far-flung honeymoon destination that you’ll be dreaming about forever? It’s difficult to picture a more extraordinary place than Fiji, a jaw-dropping archipelago of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific. A rainbow of coral reefs, crystal white sands and rugged landscapes come together to create one of the most desirable beach getaways in the world. There are plenty of protected ecological zones to visit and for a remote and botanical beach escape, Fiji is unrivalled. THINGS TO DO: Explore the ethnographic exhibits at the Fiji Museum, set within Thurston Gardens, embrace Fiji’s all-encompassing natural beauty at Bouma National Heritage Park, participate in a traditional Kava ceremony in the local Fijian villages. WHERE TO STAY: Kokomo Private Island Resort There are some hotels in the world that are too good to be true, and Kokomo Private Island Resort is one of them. The entire complex effortlessly blends with the surrounding Fijian landscape and offers a variety of accommodation styles, including exclusive villas decked out with swimming pools and direct beach access. kokomoislandfiji.com

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Sun, sand, sea is the combination you’ll crave after the busy time spent planning for the biggest day of your life. After the nuptial celebrations draw to a close and the professional photos arrive in your inbox, you’ll need to postpone that ‘wedding blues’ feeling with the trip of a lifetime. It’s time to pack your bags, board the plane and spend a week on the beach with your other half. Stuck for inspiration? We’ve handpicked eight exotic getaways around the world to help you slip into honeymoon mode.

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Known for its powder-white beaches, bright sunshine and soulful community, Barbados is a destination on everyone’s bucket list. Situated on the eastern part of the Caribbean island chain, this unmissable beach retreat offers the perfect combination of cultural discoveries and coastal relaxation. Bridgetown marks the capital of Barbados, a colonial cruise ship port that acts as the gateway to the rest of the island. Attractions include its lush botanical gardens, Harrison’s Cave network, historic Plantation Houses and the underwater paradise that lies just beyond the shore. July or early August is the annual ‘Crop Over’ Carnival, when a kaleidoscope of traditional costumes and music fills the streets with sound and colour. THINGS TO DO: Stroll through the historic city of Bridgetown, a World Heritage Site since 2012, visit Queen’s Park, where the largest Baobab Tree on the island will be easy to spot, taste the famous Cockspur rum at the West Indies Rum Distillery. WHERE TO STAY: The Colony Club by Elegant Hotels Set on the beautiful Platinum West Coast, The Colony Club is interlaced by lofty palm trees, peaceful pools and pristine gardens. The 96-room hotel has a boutique charm that feels like a home away from home. As part of their ‘Something Elegant’ package, newlyweds have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a private tasting at the Colony Club’s Rum Vault, take a romantic road trip across the island with the use of a luxury rental car, or sail across the aquamarine waters on a private catamaran. Honeymoon memories are unforgettable here. marriott.com/hotels/travel/bgilc-colony-club-by-elegant-hotels 118

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Travel Powder soft sands meet gentle azure lagoons in The Maldives, a honeymooner’s paradise. Here, visitors can experience the floating villa phenomenon first-hand, surrounded by neverending horizons and picturesque boardwalks that lead to the heart of your chosen island. The Maldives is an archipelago state in the Indian Ocean, where over 1,200 coral islands are speckled across the surface like a string of pearls. It’s a destination that redefines paradise and transports visitors into a world of perpetuating beauty. The ocean promises aquatic adventures like no other, including unbeatable diving and snorkelling experiences, and watersports galore. All-inclusive resorts are also housed on each island, meaning that first-class hospitality is at your fingertips from the moment you step onto the pier. THINGS TO DO: Take a speedboat to the nearest sandbar, where you can share a picnic in seclusion, stand up paddleboarding and snorkelling in the shallow blue lagoons, relish in relaxation with an indulgent spa treatment at your resort WHERE TO STAY: Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi Living up to the premium all-inclusive offering of most Maldivian Resorts, Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi is a true celebration of this unique part of the world. Located in the North Malé Atoll, that’s renowned for its favourable waves, this resort is home to one of the top surfing locations in the archipelago. Other activities that are available include a range of watersports, dolphin cruises, fishing trips, tennis courts, a gym, a spa, and multiple restaurants that providing Maldivian and international cuisine. adaaran.com/selecthudhuranfushi

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s e v i d l Ma Southeast Asia promises a plethora of cultural pursuits and natural wonders. If your heart is set on travelling to this part of the world, Thailand is an unmissable stop-off. Known for its castaway beaches, floating markets, thriving wildlife and opulent temples, there are so many mesmerising attractions to add to your itinerary. The capital city of Bangkok is the hub at the central south of the mainland. A dynamic metropolis where ancient royal palaces rub shoulders with bustling markets. By contrast, the Thai islands offer the ultimate beachside experience with relaxing days in the sunshine and all-night parties in the sand. THINGS TO DO: Marvel at the 200-year-old Grand Palace in Bangkok, spend a memorable day volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park, travel by long-tail boat to explore Thailand’s stunning islands and hidden coves WHERE TO STAY: Banyan Tree Krabi Described as a ‘sanctuary for the senses’, the Banyan Tree Krabi will soothe your mind and body to begin married life in the best way possible. A serene oasis, set between indigo-blue waters and dense jungle. From the moment you arrive at the resort, the gracious staff will provide a warm welcome and guide you to your suite, where a spectacular outdoor pool is nestled within your private patch of rainforest. Kick back and unwind in your seafront villa, get your dose of pampering in the spa and dine under the stars at one of the stylish restaurants. banyantree.com/en

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Mexico is a treasure trove of ancient ruins, delicious gastronomy and flawless beaches, making it an idyllic location for honeymoons. Located in the southern part of North America, it has a rich culture that entices visitors far and wide. If history is your calling, Mexico showcases an array of mystical relics from the Maya civilisation, which was the most advanced of its time. Chichén Itzá is the most popular site, where you can catch a glimpse of the remarkable Kukulkan Pyramid. Another rare attraction only found on the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico are cenotes, which are natural limestone sinkholes. What remains is a crystal clear lagoon of groundwater, that makes the perfect setting for magical snorkelling and diving experiences. THINGS TO DO: Browse multiple museums in Mexico City, visit the extraordinary petrified waterfall at Hierve el Agua, join a cooking class in Oaxaca, a region known for some of the best food in Mexico WHERE TO STAY: UNICO 20°87° This adults-only paradise sets a whole new standard of all-inclusive luxury in Mexico. Situated on the gentle shores of Riviera Maya, UNICO 20°87° brings the best parts of the region into the resort. From exquisite locally sourced food to thirst-quenching cocktails and first-rate hospitality, the team is dedicated to ensuring each and every guest has a pleasurable stay. When you’re not relaxing on the beach or in your room’s private hot tub, there are three expansive pools to wallow in, a holistic spa menu to discover and four fantastic restaurants. unicohotelrivieramaya.com/en

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in the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, this vibrant destination is the smaller of the two islands that make up the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Honeymooners come to Nevis for its breathtaking beaches, aquamarine waters and undulating landscape that is favourable for all kinds of adventure. Activities include fishing, mountain biking, hiking and scuba diving. Booby High Shoals is one of the best sites to spot wild stingrays and turtles. Nevis Peak is also another worthy escapade that rewards you with panoramic views of the volcanic landscape. THINGS TO DO: Admire the fragrant flora and cascading fountains at the Botanical Gardens of Nevis, explore the island’s colonial-style capital of Charlestown, and take a romantic stroll on Lovers Beach’s empty stretch of velvety sands WHERE TO STAY: Four Seasons Resort Nevis The Four Seasons Resort Nevis presents barefoot luxury at its finest. Combining traditional Caribbean elements with all the modern amenities you could wish for, this beachfront sanctuary will leave you with blissful memories. The hotel offers a range of dazzling suites and villas, each with direct access to private pools and sugar-white sands. It’s a timeless 5-star hotel you’ll want to come back to year after year. fourseasons.com/nevis

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Dom inic anR epu blic The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean island where Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas. With a vivid culture and innumerable activities to try, it’s an enchanting and diverse destination to visit on your honeymoon. In particular, the island is celebrated for its 1000 miles of spectacular beaches, luxury all-inclusive resorts and designer golf courses surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery. The landscape is lush and varied, covering rainforest, savannah terrain and mountainous regions including Pico Duarte, the tallest peak in the Caribbean. Whether you want to reconnect with nature or soak up the vibe in the bustling streets of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic has something for everyone. THINGS TO DO: Relax and unwind in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic’s best resort destination, book a whale watching trip in Samaná Bay, get a birds-eye view of the northern coast on the Cable Car in Puerto Plata WHERE TO STAY: Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana The Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana is the ultimate all-inclusive resort, with a signature rock and roll ambience. Featuring chic ocean-view suites, nine global restaurants, the biggest casino in the Caribbean and state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll be endlessly entertained. Whether you want to relax and call for 24/7 room service, work out at the fitness centre, or dance all night to live music, Hard Rock can make all of that happen and more. No Hark Rock experience would be complete without music, so you can order instruments or a record player to your room to listen to your favourite tracks. hardrockhotels.com/punta-cana/

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lles e h c y e S e Th The Seychelles is a dream-like destination, it even has the royal seal of approval after William and Kate chose it as the location for their post-nuptial holiday. Picture palm-lined beaches that meet vibrant green rainforests, colourful coral reefs and rare giant Aldabra tortoises, it’s a place where natural beauty comes to the fore. The islands of the Seychelles comprise a variety of charming towns to visit, including the capital of Victoria on Mahé Island. The archipelago is made up of 115 islands, meaning there are endless opportunities for exploration. THINGS TO DO: Climb the archipelago’s highest peak in Morne Seychellois National Park, Mahe, walk through the Vallée de Mai on Praslin, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with clusters of 4,000 coco de mer palms that are endemic to the Seychelles, take a boat trip to Curieuse Island, which runs a breeding program for giant tortoises WHERE TO STAY: Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas For the ultimate Seychelles experience, nothing beats a hotel villa with panoramic sea views, direct beach access and an infinity pool. Anantara Maia Seychelles is a 5-star resort nestled in 30 acres of forest, that offers a ‘Beyond All-inclusive’ experience, where you can dine anywhere at any time. There is also an on-site sommelier who can lead you through a private tasting session and a restorative spa where you can experience an alfresco massage immersed in the hypnotic sounds of the rainforest. anantara.com/en/maia-seychelles 122

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A fairy tale story by the sea.

The Albatroz Group is a company composed of small luxury hotels, all located in Cascais, on the waterfront and blessed with year-round sunshine. It’s a dream-like setting for the experience of a lifetime. With 45 rooms and 6 suites, the Albatroz Hotel has kept the architectural trace and the natural beauty so each room is unique and individually decorated in their own, unique style, offering guests totally modern up-to-date comfort, creating a unique atmosphere in which guests can enjoy a true luxury hotel accommodation. We offer 8 event rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people with a beautiful sea view.

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Honeymoon Competition Have your own personal music adventure at the hotel’s Music Lab where you can play an instrument, sing in a rock band or try out cutting edge DJ tools. Try a new kind of room service and order a Fender® guitar with floor amps and headphones or a Crosley turntable with menu of albums from Hard Rock’s carefully curated record collection to be delivered to your room. Quench your thirst at one of the 10 Hard Rock bars serving premium drinks and indulge in nine dining experiences from Mexican to Italian, French, Asian and Brazilian. After a hard day of fun in the sun, make your way through the Jigger + Shaker curated cocktail menu, enjoy live entertainment and have a dance at the Heaven nightclub. And on top of this you will enjoy the special touches that are part of the resort’s Love Honeymoon Package which include a Mini Cake; Sparkling House Wine; a romantic Honeymoon Dinner; In-room Breakfast and a pampering Hydro Spa Tub Experience.

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Honeymooner's guide to Emily Olsen tells all, from where to eat, the places to stay and where you'll find the most memorable adventures…

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The province is one of Canada’s lesser known, despite the fact it was once a favourite holiday destination for millionaires, railroad tycoons and Victorian aristocrats looking to ‘take the cure’. Smooth winding roads snake their way through wild, emerald forests, and views of meadows and stripy lawns are interrupted with rocky coastlines and beaches the colour of muscovado sugar. From spring to autumn, it’s a top down, hair in the wind kind of road trip, with the occasional need to slow to a halt and turn off the engine to watch in awe as a moose and its calf cross the road. There’s a perfect balance between the glorious simplicity of quaint guesthouses, farmers markets and gentle hiking tracks, which are coupled with an achingly cool music scene, craft breweries and distilleries, and a creative community that means you might be gliding through a Salvador Dali exhibition one day and watching ballet on the beach the next. So, perhaps New Brunswick is a little more than just lovely. In fact, National Parks of epic proportions and formidable seas,

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home to the world’s highest tides, make New Brunswick truly bucket-list worthy. And yet, this province has an air of secrecy to it, and those that visit have the inside track about one of Canada’s best kept secrets. There’s an undeniable romance to it. Days exploring small fishing towns, tangled forests and sweet little harbours are bookended with amber-lit evenings where expertly mixed martinis are followed by long dinners delicately whipped up by world class chefs. Faces are blushed and legs are unsteady from a day out at sea, and fresh air yawns intensify with each warming glass of red. Despite the delicious lethargy, excitement still fills the air as new routes are plotted, maps are eagerly marked with circles and red crosses, and once again travellers are on the eve of a new adventure. This is the place for honeymooners looking for something truly special, a little off-radar and perhaps with a pinch of bragging rights. However, you might even be tempted to keep it to yourself, and when met with the inevitable flurry of questions about your honeymoon, you might simply shrug, smile and say ‘New Brunswick? Oh… it was just lovely.”


Where to stay

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This is undoubtedly New Brunswick’s most famous hotel. A provincial treasure, the mock-Tudor resort is found in St. Andrews – a delightful seaside town that was hugely popular in the early 1900s due to its claim that the waters were healing, and the air so pure even hay fever sufferers could find respite. Long, warmly lit corridors and gothic turrets add a fairytale feel and there’s a very convincing rumour that Stephen King drew his inspiration for The Shining from this historic property. The hotel offers classic romance, the type that’s necessary on every honeymoon: four poster beds, spa treatments, champagne chilling in ice buckets and crackling fireplaces for chilly evenings. Outside, honeymooners can enjoy long walks and even lobster boils on the hotel’s very own private beach.

THE SHADOW LAWN INN, ROTHESAY

Understated guesthouses are a New Brunswick speciality, and The Shadow Lawn Inn might just be one of the province’s most charming. Built in 1870, the Inn looks like a Doll’s House and yet there’s nothing small about the property. Sweeping staircases, lofty ceilings and huge bay windows gives the hotel an airy, contemporary feel. This Inn is a destination in itself for food loving honeymooners. Passionate chefs and kitchen gardens unite to create seasonal menus of New Brunswick Green and Purple Salads, Lavender Honey Chicken and Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies.

CIELO GLAMPING MARITIME, HAUT- SHIPPAGAN

Sleeping under the stars amid dense magical forests might just be the most romantic way to celebrate your honeymoon. Perched on an oyster bay, these glamping domes offer a super chic way to experience the New Brunswick wilderness. Private patios with glorious outside showers, hammocks on the water’s edge and even a skylight in the dome so you can watch the stars – camping has never been so stylish. For the more intrepid couples there’s even the chance to go on the SUP and Shuck adventure where you can harvest your very own dinner.

HERITAGE CABINS, MOUNT CARLETON PROVINCIAL PARK

Home to the highest peak in the Maritimes, this provincial park offers pristine lakes, fragrant forests and, for those looking for something a little more off radar, blissful silence. The cabins are a perfect segue into experiencing the enchanting wilderness of New Brunswick and honeymooners can expect gentle hiking routes, peaceful lakes and the chance to unwind and switch off amongst ten million beautiful trees. For the night owls, the provincial park is also a Dark Sky Preserve (named by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) so it’s the perfect opportunity for some magical moon and starlight bathing. An added bonus? Spotty cell service means that you can truly get away from it all.

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What to do

FUNDY NATIONAL PARK, BAY OF FUNDY

New Brunswick’s most famous national park, Fundy, teeters on the edge of the gigantic Fundy Bay – home to the world’s highest tides and 12 species of whales. This is Canadian adventure at its most exciting. Honeymooners can hike through forests and past waterfalls, kayak around centuries-old rock formations, and even walk on the ocean floor when the tide is out. A new road, that links the Park to the Fundy Trail Parkway, opened in September 2021, and this means the far reaches of the national park are even more accessible for an incredible road trip experience.

WHALE WATCHING, ST ANDREWS

The Bay of Fundy is the habitat of choice for some of the world’s rarest whales, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. Deep waters and high tides bring plankton, krill and fish and the sheltered bay allows for the safest place for whales to feed, give birth and raise their calves. St. Andrews offers the most whale watching operators in one location and is a must-do when visiting this glorious seaside town. Sailboats, catamarans, and even speedy zodiacs can take whale watchers across the bay for an almost guaranteed wildlife spotting experience. As well as whales, expect to see spritely porpoises, lazy seals and soaring seabirds. A trip that will stay in your memory forever.

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BALLET BY THE OCEAN, GRAND DIGUE

Even those that don’t love ballet will find it hard not to love this incredibly surreal experience. Over two hours, guests will experience three original dances that are each paired with a local tasting menu prepared by some of the province’s most renowned chefs. Against a backdrop of New Brunswick’s wild seas of the Northumberland Strait, this breath-taking performance is a real showstopper for a honeymoon that combines New Brunswick’s epic wilderness with a truly special creative community.

BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY, FREDERICTON

New Brunswick isn’t just about the great outdoors. The music and art scenes are some of Canada’s best. Pop galleries and exhibitions across the province means there’s always something to do. Art lovers should include Fredericton in their itinerary. The provincial capital is a mishmash of picture-perfect townhouses and farmers markets with trendy boutiques, cocktail bars and galleries. The Beaverbrook is the most famous and houses over 3,000 pieces by internationally renowned artists, including Dali, Krieghoff, Riopelle, Monkman, Bobak, Freud and Turner. This is also the location in New Brunswick to truly understand appreciate the local Acadian, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq artists. Be sure to check out the Grandfather Akwiten Canoe - the oldest surviving birchbark canoe in the world.


KELLY’S BAKE SHOP, ALMA

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This might just be the cutest little road trip pitstop. Renowned across the whole of Canada, Kelly’s is a family business that now has an almost cult following. Make sure to include this on your travels as one or two (or three – we won’t judge) famous sticky buns is the perfect mid-adventure sustenance (she has a record for selling almost 4,400 in one day). While it’s well worth the stop for these gooey cinnamon buns, the bakery also sells cookies, muffins and some delicious savoury snacks too.

SAINT JOHN CITY MARKET, SAINT JOHN

This is the perfect place to stop for both a delicious breakfast and to pick up some souvenirs. As the oldest continuing farmers’ market in Canada and a National Historic Site, it’s a spot which welcomes both locals and tourists alike. The market houses locally roasted coffee shops, farmers and vegetable producers, bakeries, delis and a fishmonger. You can absolutely try before you buy as samples circulate the market, and there’s even a tasting room to stop and taste some of the locally brewed and distilled beers and spirits. For a real taste of New Brunswick, be sure to check out Slocum & Ferris to try their local dulse – a seaweed delicacy freshly picked on the Bay of Fundy Island of Grand Manan.

THE ROSSMOUNT INN, CHAMCOOK

A visit to the St. Andrews area is not complete without dinner at the Rossmount Inn. This wonderful country inn, boasts some of the best food in the province, prepared by owner and Head Chef Chris Aerni. He, and his wife Graziella, chose to come to St. Andrews due to the incredible bounty of fresh seasonal produce, local seafood and small farming businesses, and now the spot is one the favourites for both locals and visiting guests. The restaurant even has an on-site heritage garden and the team forages in the local woodlands to source the freshest and most beautiful ingredients for their seasonal menu.

SAVOUR THE SEA CAVES EXPERIENCE, ST. MARTIN’S

Red Rock Adventures takes guests at high tide to explore the St. Martin’s Sea Caves by kayak. A magical day exploring these incredible geological formations is the perfect pre-dinner activity to work up an appetite as Red Rock Adventures also offers a Savour the Sea experience. Kayakers then come back at low tide to walk across the ocean floor and into the one of the caves that they paddled into earlier that day. Prepared right on the ocean floor, this incredible five course, locally sourced meal is paired with local beverages as well as some spellbinding storytelling.

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he United States, like so many countries, is blessed to have a rich heritage of indigenous people. In fact, Native American groups have inhabited the areas around Blame Her Ranch (BHR) and throughout New Mexico for thousands of years — many centuries before Europeans even reached the Americas. There are over 23 Indian tribes located in New Mexico including Pueblos, Apache and the Navajo Nation. Each tribe is a nation onto itself with rich ways of life, culture and traditions. This is particularly interesting to our guests for those who are looking to inject some Native American Wedding activities and traditions into their weekend at BHR. These meaningful traditions are a great way to pay homage to our heritage even if the ceremony is traditional in nature. Here are just a few ideas we have suggested to couples both with and without a Native American background, but are perfect based on our roots here in New Mexico. SACRED FEATHERS During a traditional Native American Wedding, several tribes have the bride and groom each hold feathers in their left hand while reciting their wedding vows to each other. Feathers are generally considered to represent a connection with the great spirit among many Native American tribes. VASE RITUAL Both the Cherokee and Pueblo people celebrate a vase ritual as part of their ceremonies. The wedding vases are identifiable by two spouts they have that are joined together by a handle. The two spouts represent the individual lives of each to-be-wed and signifies the couple coming together in their new life. On the wedding day the vase is filled with holy water and then presented to the bride to drink from. After both taking a sip, the two are bonded together in marriage. The wedding vase is a cherished possession. In fact, if one spouse passes away before the other, traditionally the vase

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maybe gifted to another married couple as a way of celebrating the happy marriage the couple had while offering well-wishes to the new couple. BLANKET CEREMONY The blanket ceremony is a common practice during Cherokee weddings. During this ceremony, the mothers of the couple will bring blue blankets and drape them over their children’s shoulders. The blue blankets symbolise the sorrow of their lives prior to their union in marriage. Later in the ceremony, the blue blankets are removed and replaced with a large white blanket over the shoulders of the couple symbolising a covering over their weaknesses and sorrow. The couple can now enter their new life of marriage joined with peace and fulfillment. FOOD AS A SYMBOL OF PROVISION Food is a central part of the ceremonies of many Native American tribes. The inclusion of food takes many different forms from tribe to tribe, the symbolism of provision generally remains consistent across the board. The Navajo people include mashed cornmeal in their ceremonies, while the Cochise Nation eat both corn and venison during their blanket ceremony. TIPI WEDDING NIGHT The couple’s wedding night is very private and unique for each couple. BHR has constructed an authentic Native American tipi that the couple can escape to after the guests are well on their way. Furnished with a Native American queen size bed, the couple will have a memorable evening under the stars to celebrate the beginning of their new life. These traditions are a meaningful way couples at BHR can pay homage to the tribes of the southwest and will leave your guests with a memory that is rarely seen in your classic ceremony setting. WH

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2022 FiorellaWedding gives us the scoop on the wedding trends we are sure to see next year… ELOPEMENT AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS After the global pandemic, intimate and elopement weddings are trending for 2022. The weddings of next season will be intimate, with a small guests list, or, in many cases, elopements. Although the guest list is pared back, the styling will be full of creativity and fun. Couples will make the most of the place they are getting married in with their decor and decisions will be based on their guests having the best time, too. A desire for positivity and energy will be reflected in the colour palette, with pale blue, pinks, sage green and lemon yellow creating a fresh, calm and relaxed theme. Alternatively, pops of ochre, mustard, orange and yellow add warmth to the overall look. SUSTAINABLE WEDDINGS We are living in the decade of 'green weddings', with couples seeking sustainable ways to organise their day without sacrificing the details. 2022 will feature retro and recycled elements and sustainable styling, such as potted plants instead of cut flowers. The wedding menu will boast local and organic offerings with minimum wastage. Ceremonies will be celebrated mainly between the afternoon and the evening, with atmospheric candles and lighting designs creating a fairytale feel – even better if the setup is in a venue surrounded by nature with waterfalls and ponds.

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WILDFLOWERS Floral decorations, including bouquets and table arrangements, will have a light and informal look to them. Behind a seemingly wild appearance, however, there is attention to detail, from the choice of blooms to the installation. Among the most requested elements; hanging floral arrangements. Above the table and in feature corners, these natural compositions will make everything more magical. Florals even feature in the presentation of the food, with the edible variety taking centrestage on plates. The 2022 wedding stationery trend will be a focus on floral motifs designed on textured paper, parchment or transparent materials. Not forgetting personalised wax seals that customises each invitation or even used as part of the design on the table placeholder. MODERN DRESSES Next season's wedding dress collections speak of renewal and rebirth in a post-pandemic world, combining love, hope and creativity. The goal is to make every bride happy and fall in love with their perfect gown. The stand-out style is a princess dress, but with a more modern design. You'll see super romantic creations, where ruffles and tulles create volume and movement. A philosophy that seems to be trending throughout the bridal world and bridal fashion designers, in particular, is 'love conquers all', and after a period without weddings, we expect to see a year chocka block full of fabulous celebrations in 2022. WH

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CAROLINE ARTHUR BRIDAL

FiorellaWedding is a Destination Wedding Planner and Designer based in Tuscany, Italy. Organising events and weddings throughout Italy as well as Destination Weddings abroad, her work is inspired by her passions: design, creativity, a love for flowers, and a taste for a refined table. After gaining a lot of experience working as a wedding planner both in the UK and in Europe, she felt it was the right time to use her organisational, professional and communication skills to found FoirellaWeddings. FiorellaWedding is the result of years of experience in this sector, based in two small hamlet villages Sarteano and Cetona, both in the provence of Siena. The approach to FiorellaWedding is very personal: every wedding is a tailor-made event. The team will make sure that your ideas and dreams come to life without exceeding your budget, while always paying maximum attention to the needs of the couple, whether they are economic or simply stylistic. Together with FiorellaWedding you will realise the wedding you dreamed of with your inspriation and the professionalism of the team. Any event you choose to plan with them will be stress-free, which means you can relax, sit back and enjoy the preparation of the event, as well as have confidence that the best day of your life will go exactly as you planned. Get in touch: info@fiorellawedding.it | fiorellawedding.it | @fiorellawedding WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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WEDDING PLANNER Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hayley Fraser Photography weddingsbyhayleyandcraig.com 01358 761210

THE DRESS

Heritage Boutique fb.com/HeritageBoutiqueuk 07794 079787

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Gorgeously Sweet Cake EmporiuM gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site

07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Kate’s Bespoke Catering katesbespokecatering.com 07873 633360

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com/our-shops/edinburgh

0131 556 9121

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Gordon Cooper Piano gordoncooperpiano.co.uk 07708 072108

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

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WEDDING VENUES Wick Farm Bath wickfarmbath.co.uk 01225 722238

VENUE STYLIST

Ambience Venue Styling Bath ambiencevenuestyling.com 07855 309868

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maple & Fleur mapleandfleur.com 07935 400789

THE DRESS

Jacqueline’s Bridal Boutique jacquelinesbridalboutique.co.uk 07919 343123

THE RING

Jody Cory Goldsmiths jodycory.co.uk 01225 460072

LOOKING GOOD

Leanna Biggs leannabiggsmakeupandhair.com 07739 466156

FLOWERS

Goldfinch Floral Studio goldfinchfloralstudio.co.uk 07858 393853

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lillytilly ltd lillytilly-ltd.business.site 07891 493810

THE CAKE

Forever Violets by Erin – May

facebook.com/forevervioletscakes

07522 633739

STATIONERY

Hunter Gatherings hunter-gatherings.com 07791 960632

CATERING

Ebbie’s Kitchen ebbieskitchen.co.uk/ 07782 369896

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Jacqueline’s Bridal Boutique jacquelinesbridalboutique.co.uk 07919 343123

THE CELEBRANT

Kit Handford Ceremonies kit-handford-ceremonies.co.uk/ 01225 240218

THE MUSIC

SJT Roadshow sjtroadshow.co.uk 07762 144099

MARQUEE HIRE

Andrews Marquees andrewsmarquees.co.uk 01275 545199

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

| BEDFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES Crescent Hall crescenthall.co.uk 01582 723386

WEDDING PLANNERS Champink champink.uk 07881 614252

PHOTOGRAPHY Big Little Dreams

biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk

07986 451317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk . 07496 631318

THE RING

Jodie Gearing jodiegearing.com 07906 606612

LOOKING GOOD Kelly Marie Prescott

fb.com/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist

07788 793484

FLOWERS

Harpur Centre Florist harpurcentreflorist.co.uk 01234 218761

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Westways Carriages brunswickcarriagehorses.co.uk 07597 979754

THE CAKE

Amara Cake Boutique amaracakeboutique.co.uk 07803 316629

STATIONERY

Tiggity Boo tiggityboo.co.uk 07703 481980

CATERING

Montys’s Gin Bar montysginbar.co.uk 07714 089093

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Wholehearted Ceremonies wholeheartedceremonies.co.uk 07944 494420

THE MUSIC

Nigel Hammond Music nigelhammondmusic.com 07786 193525

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511791

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244811

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Glen Tanar Estate glentanar.co.uk 01339 886451

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The Old Mill Aldermaston theoldmillaldermaston.co.uk 0118 971 2365

WEDDING PLANNERS My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Kemp chriskemp.co.uk 07740 042939

THE DRESS

Catherine Blades Couture catherinebladescouture.com 07949 505807

THE RING

Simeon’s Jewellery simeonsjewellery.shop Phone n. 07712 813326

LOOKING GOOD

Joyce Connor Makeup joyceconnormakeup.co.uk 07788 993965

FLOWERS

Rhoda Louisa rhodalouisafloralevents.com 07769 308985

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Always Chauffeur alwayschauffeur.co.uk 07974 572969

THE CAKE

Cake Buds cakebuds.co.uk 07815 189853

STATIONERY

Yours-Aye yours-aye.com 07855 300598

CATERING

Fosters Catering fosters-catering.co.uk 01256 356006

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0118 957 5995

THE CELEBRANT

Silver Bee Ceremonies silverbeeceremonies.co.uk 07786 268446

THE MUSIC

NightLights DJ & Event nightlights.co.uk 0118 945 4137

MARQUEE HIRE

Cascade Events Ltd marquee-tent-hire.co.uk 0118 931 0194

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Berkshire Sweet Carts berkshiresweetcart.co.uk 07974 572969


WEDDING PLANNERS Seymour Events seymourevents.co.uk 07784 917600

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maple & Fleur mapleandfleur.com 07935 400789

THE DRESS

Bride at Home brideathome.co.uk 0117 956 8068

THE RING

Titcombe Bespoke Jewellery johntitcombe.co.uk 0117 973 3178

LOOKING GOOD

Bristol Wedding Hair bristolweddinghair.co.uk 07779 297914

FLOWERS

Berries and Blossom berriesandblossomflorist.co.uk 0117 909 0217

ARRIVE IN STYLE Certus Cars certuscars.co.uk 07796 306910

THE CAKE

Posh and Cake poshandcake.co.uk 07947 778028

STATIONERY Topikki topikki.co.uk 07771 613375

CATERING

Ebbie’s Kitchen ebbieskitchen.co.uk 07782 369896

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Bride at Home brideathome.co.uk 0117 956 8068

THE CELEBRANT

Janey the Celebrant janeythecelebrant.co.uk 07929 665921

THE ENTERTAINMENT Adrian Pritchard Close up Magician facebook.com/Aidimagic 07795 338654

MARQUEE HIRE

Andrews Marquees andrewsmarquees.co.uk 01275 545199

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

WEDDING VENUES Missenden Abbey missendenabbey.co.uk 01494 866811

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY Big Little Dreams

biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk

07986 451 317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Rosalyn’s Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203 868

LOOKING GOOD Kelly Marie Prescott

fb/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist/

07788 793 484

FLOWERS

The Daisy Chain daisy-chainflorist.co.uk 01844 346 445

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Wedding – Car.co.uk wedding-car.co.uk/default.aspx 07578 038 491

THE CAKE

Bev’s Cakes bevscakes.co.uk 07778 042 196

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 0118 957 5995

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

Nigel Hammond Music nigelhammondmusic.com 07786 193 525

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511 791

SPECIAL TOUCHES MK Paw Patrol mkpawpatrol.co.uk 07737 633 837

| CAMBRIDGESHIRE WEDDING VENUES Woodhurst Grange

woodhurstgrangeweddings.co.uk

07894 738141

WEDDING PLANNERS R and F Weddings randfweddings.co.uk 07595 986 476

PHOTOGRAPHY

Liz Greenhalgh lizgreenhalgh.co.uk 07739 853 413

THE DRESS

SNOB susannicholasbridal.co.uk 01354 680 077

THE RING

Matt Powell Fine Jewellery mattpowelljewellery.co.uk 07540 428 849

LOOKING GOOD

Katrina Kelly katrinakellyweddinghair.com 07786 501 016

FLOWERS

Gin House Flowers ginhouseflowers.co.uk 01223 656 670

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Townies Carriage Hire towniescarriagehire.co.uk 07957 503 426

THE CAKE

Keen for Cakes keenforcakes.co.uk 07861 790 915

STATIONERY

Sally Creates sallycreates.co.uk 07834 636 934

CATERING

Crown Catering Cambridge crowncateringcambridge.com 01638 507 702 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Brenda Woods Celebrant

ritualsandresolutions.godaddysites.com

07906 520 860

THE MUSIC

David Lindsay Saxophonist davidlindsay-musician.com 07598 739 114

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS Artsylaser artsylaser.co.uk 07825 334 591

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Walton Castle waltoncastle.com 0800 014 6101

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| CHESHIRE

WEDDING VENUES The Mere Resort themereresort.co.uk 01565 830 155

WEDDING PLANNERS Tracy Lavin Events tracylavinevents.co.uk 01625 538 999

PHOTOGRAPHY

Sally Joanne Photography sallyjoannephotography.com 07793 229 525

THE DRESS

Along Came Eve alongcameeve.com 01244 310 700

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416 154

LOOKING GOOD

Poppy Michelle poppymichelle.co.uk 07834 772 764

FLOWERS

Flowers by Jemma Holmes flowersbyjemmaholmes.co.uk 01617 372 322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Red Carpet Cars redcarpetweddingcars.co.uk 01244 980 888

THE CAKE

Cheshire Cakes by Kate

cheshirecakesbykate.wordpress.com

07852 714 109

STATIONERY

Say it with print sayitwithprint.co.uk 07969 076 561

CATERING

Graze Cheshire grazecheshire.co.uk Phone n. 07921 504 480

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0161 491 4914

THE CELEBRANT

JMW Family Celebrant

jmwsouthmanchestercelebrant.co.uk

07549 519 018

THE MUSIC

Emma Mawdsley Vocalist facebook.com/emawdsleyvocalist 07732 347329

MARQUEE HIRE Wild Tipi wildtipi.co.uk 0786 078 5780

SPECIAL TOUCHES Dancebasics

m62807.wixsite.com/dancebasics

01270 669 084

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Out Of The Ordinary outoftheordinaryweddings.com 07900 954 051

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mckenzie-Brown mckenzie-brown.com 0784 659 0458

THE DRESS

Coastal Bridal coastalbridal.co.uk 07476 099 959

THE RING

Stephanie Stevens stephaniestevensjewellery.co.uk Phone n. 07817 239 895

LOOKING GOOD Kerra Griffith kerragriffith.com 07938 802 670

FLOWERS

In 2 Flowers in2flowers.co.uk 01637 838 270

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Honey Bugs honeybugscornwall.co.uk 01209 822 383

THE CAKE

Craftycakehole craftycakehole.co.uk 07948 206 639

STATIONERY

English Rose englishrosestationery.com 07747 107 337

CATERING

The Good Food Catering thegoodfoodcateringco.co.uk 01840 211 118 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com Phone n. 01392 284 150

THE CELEBRANT

Cornish Celebrants cornishcelebrants.co.uk 07716 992 526

THE MUSIC

John Green Dynamic Entertainments

johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk

0797 051 9161

MARQUEE HIRE Wild Tipi wildtipi.co.uk 0786 078 5780

GIFTS & FAVOURS

The Cornish Store thecornishstore.co.uk/ 01326 315514

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WEDDING VENUES

Watermouth Cove Weddings watermouthcoveweddings.co.uk 07768 555 006

WEDDING PLANNERS Meraki Events merakievents.co.uk 07828 808 647

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mike Lister Photography mikelisterphotography.co.uk 07815 141 779

THE DRESS

Amica Bridal Boutique amicabridalboutique.com/ 01752 214 040

THE RING

Erin Cox erincox.co.uk 01392 660836

LOOKING GOOD

April Natalie Hair Studio aprilnataliehair.co.uk 07845 006 816

FLOWERS

Simply Flowers simplyflowersdevon.com 01626 833 373

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Exclusive Wedding Car exclusiveweddingcar.co.uk 07721 404 943

THE CAKE

Denise’s Little Cake Company deniseslittlecakecompany.co.uk 07880 732 020

STATIONERY

English Rose englishrosestationery.com 07747 107 337

CATERING

Camilla Sharpe Creative Cookery camillasharpecreativecookery.com

07970 419 140

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01392 284 150

THE CELEBRANT

Celebration Ceremonies SW

celebrationceremoniessouthwest.com

0787 076 3304

THE MUSIC

John Green Dynamic Entert.

johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk

07970 519 161

MARQUEE HIRE Big Top Mania bigtopmania.com 07768 498090

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Grace & Favour Home graceandfavourhome.com 01626 437 676

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WEDDING VENUES

Symondsbury Estate symondsburyestate.co.uk 01308 424 116

WEDDING PLANNER Gemini Wedding

geminiweddingandplanningservices. co.uk

01202 015 489

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Hamilton Photography ashleyhamiltonphotography.co.uk 07481 686 262

THE DRESS

Stephanie Francis Bridal stephaniefrancisbridal.co.uk 01202 241 8445

THE RING

Charlotte Cornelius charlottecornelius.co.uk 07880 705 981

LOOKING GOOD Amazing Face amazing-face.co.uk 07919 130 222

FLOWERS

Floral Vocation

facebook.com/pg/floralvocation/posts

07872 028 264

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Just Married Beetle Hire justmarriedbeetlehire.co.uk 07460 269 096

THE CAKE

Magically Crafted Cakes magicallycraftedcakes.com 07472 538 053

STATIONERY

Sophie Botsford sophiebotsford.com 07949 847 940

CATERING

Salisbury Bury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895 100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Fab Frocks

fabfrocks.co.uk

01202 765 32

A TOUCH OF LUXURY Manhattan Wedding Cars manhattancarhire.co.uk 07522 830641

THE MUSIC

Keysworth String Quartet keysworth.co.uk 01258 881 438

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymaquees.com 01249 760 302

LUXURY CLOTHING

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07740 986 231

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Trenderway trenderwayweddings.co.uk 01503 272 214

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WEDDING VENUES Down Hall Hotel downhall.co.uk 01279 731 441

WEDDING PLANNERS Monet Events monetevents.co.uk 01277 295570

PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Halliday tomhalliday.com 0792 1995964

THE DRESS

Erin Kelly Bridal erinkellybridal.co.uk 01206 645005

THE RING

Heart of Gold Jewellers heartofgoldjeweller.co.uk 01277 219 133

LOOKING GOOD

Peri Orrin periorrinbridalhairstylist.co.uk 0750 224 7055

FLOWERS

Elishas Floral Design elishasfloraldesign.co.uk Phone n. 0798 9474958

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Thomas Cribb Carriage horse-drawncarriages.co.uk 02074 761 855

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com 01473 828 192

STATIONERY 33 Pixels

33pixels-wedding-stationery.com

07956 086 607

THE GROOM

John Lewis and Partners johnlewis.com 01245 458 400

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Gladrags gladrags.boutique 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Next Chapter Ceremonies nextchapterceremonies.co.uk 07761 037 271

THE MUSIC

Zoe Alexandria zoealexandria.co.uk 07939 850 919

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811


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Dawn Bennett dawnbennettweddingplanner.com 07918 165 104

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Hamilton ashleyhamiltonphotography.co.uk 07481 686262

THE DRESS

Hannah Elizabeth hannahelizabethbridal.com 0238 1781911

THE RING

Charlotte Cornelius charlottecornelius.co.uk 07880 705 981

LOOKING GOOD

Bridal Hair in Hampshire bridalhairinhampshire.co.uk 07811 121 863

FLOWERS

Pomp and Petals pompandpetals.co.uk 01794 341 110

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Brunswick Carriage Horses brunswickcarriagehorses.co.uk 02380 739 111

THE CAKE

Suzy Blake Cake Atelier suzyblakecakeatelier.co.uk 01329 562 002

STATIONERY

Lily Anna Rose lilyannarose.com 01329 481 729

CATERING

On The Hoof Bar & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Davina’s davinasladiesfashion.co.uk 01489 880 900

THE CELEBRANT Helen Noble helen-noble.co.uk 07787 530 720

THE MUSIC

Alan Granville alangranville.co.uk 07867 430 535

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

LUXURY CLOTHING

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07971 833 035

WEDDING VENUES The Priory thepriory.net 01438 748 647

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY Lee Rushby leerushby.com 07976 567 666

THE DRESS

What Alice Wore Bridal whataliceworebridal.com 01727 613 069

THE RING

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke heulwenlewisbespoke.com 07843 559 856

LOOKING GOOD

Hayley Simpson hayleysimpson.co.uk 07957 204 683

FLOWERS

Polly and Petal pollyandpetal.co.uk 07877 963 035

ARRIVE IN STYLE

MC Wedding Cars mcweddingcars.co.uk 07470 617 213

THE CAKE

At Your Wish Cakes atyourwishcakes.co.uk 07748 043 634

STATIONERY

Tiggity Boo tiggityboo.co.uk 07703 481 980

CATERING

The Cocktail House the-cocktailhouse.com 07825 512 777

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Alison Ann thecivilcelebrant.com 07715 666 506

THE MUSIC

Dance Sounds Disco dancesoundsdisco.co.uk 07969 919 590

MARQUEE HIRE

Alternative Stretch Tents alternative-stretch-tents.co.uk 07814 156 393

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811

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| KENT

WEDDING VENUES

Llanthony Secunda Priory llanthonysecunda.org 01452 563499

WEDDING PLANNER Smitten Weddings smittenweddings.co.uk 07760 357044

PHOTOGRAPHY

Antonia Grace antoniagracephotography.co.uk 07701 050872

THE DRESS

Wedding Days of Cheltenham facebook.com/weddingdays/ 01242 224965

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416154

LOOKING GOOD

Hair by Suzanne Hale hairbysuzannehale.co.uk 07772 054683

FLOWERS

Lynne Jessett Floristry lynnejessettfloristry.com 01453 825136

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something Blue Gloucester somethingbluegloucester.co.uk 01452 649055

THE CAKE

The Cotswold Cake Kitchen cotswoldcakekitchen.co.uk 07885 644233

STATIONERY Topikki topikki.co.uk 07771 613375

CATERING

Salisbury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com/our-shops/cheltenham

01242 544000

THE CELEBRANT

The Cotswold Celebrant thecotswoldcelebrant.co.uk 07849 391403

THE MUSIC

Fake Plastic Chairs fakeplasticchairs.co.uk 07796 334672

MARQUEE HIRE

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07969 674387

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Short Legs Dog Care shortlegsdogcare.co.uk 07740 986231

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Visit Hampshire visit-hampshire.co.uk 0333 455 9485

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WEDDING VENUES The Quill thequillweddings.co.uk 0736 8293 777

WEDDING PLANNERS Emma Murray Jones

instagram.com/emma.murrayjones/

07811 903 668

PHOTOGRAPHY

Michelle Walsh michellewalshphotography.com 07723 467103

THE DRESS

Bon Bride bonbride.com 07734 455 887

THE RING

Rosalyn's Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203868

LOOKING GOOD

Beauty On The Bank beautyonthebank.com 07378 414750

FLOWERS

Chic Weddings chicweddings.co.uk 01474 369241

ARRIVE IN STYLE

SH Chauffeurs sandhchauffeurs.co.uk 07702 819 445

THE CAKE

Bespoke Bakes bespokebakes.co.uk 0207 1128744

STATIONERY By Blossom

byblossomweddingstationery.co.uk

01634 566582

CATERING

The Thirsty Farrier thethirstyfarrier.co.uk 07596 229 250

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 07736 754 355

THE CELEBRANT

Justine Celebrant justincelebrant.co.uk 07812 344741

THE MUSIC

Sphere Entertainments sphereentertainments.co.uk 01483 494695

VENUE STYLING

Chic Weddings chicweddings.co.uk 01474 369241

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Furrytail Weddings furrytail-weddings.co.uk 07942 704985

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Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nick Collison nickcollisonphotography.co.uk 01508 549998

THE DRESS

Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

THE RING

The Jewellery Cottage thejewellerycottage.co.uk 01603 867 773

LOOKING GOOD

Ashley Kay Beauty ashleykaybeauty.com 07917 475 466

FLOWERS

Harebell & Holly harebellandholly.co.uk 07742 578 340

ARRIVE IN STYLE J’s Wedding Cars jweddingcars.co.uk 07866 103 494

THE CAKE

Pure Heaven Cakes pureheavencakes.co.uk 07931 538 722

STATIONERY

Little Pea Designs littlepeadesignsuk.com 01508 549 998

CATERING

SBR Inspired Catering sbrinspiredcatering.co.uk 07516 445 803

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

THE CELEBRANT

Moonstone Ceremonies celebrantnorfolk.co.uk 07501 351 091

THE MUSIC

Kavolini kavolini.com 07717 173 090

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

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WEDDING VENUES Brampton Grange bramptongrange.co.uk 01604 844 717

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597449

PHOTOGRAPHY

Alice Morgan Photography alicemorganphotography.com 07813 604 462

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Jodie Gearing jodiegearing.com 07906 606 612

LOOKING GOOD Kelly Marie Prescott

fb.com/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist/

07788 793 484

FLOWERS

Lily Rose Floral Design lilyrosefloraldesign.co.uk 07803 817 684

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Wedding – Car.co.uk wedding-car.co.uk/default.aspx 07578 038 491

THE CAKE

Euthymia Cakes euthymia.co.uk 07930 875908

STATIONERY

Sophie Botsford sophiebotsford.com 07949 847 940

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE ENTERTAINMENT Paul Longhurst Magician paullonghurst.com 07958 229060

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511 791

SPECIAL TOUCHES Vix Caricatures vixcaricatures.co.uk 07494 442853

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WEDDING VENUES Oxford Town Hall oxfordtownhall.co.uk 01865 252 826

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY

Amy Cassidy amycassidyphotography.co.uk 07950 915 604

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Rosalyn’s Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203 868

LOOKING GOOD Capelli Kelso capelli-kelso.co.uk 01573 348 653

FLOWERS

Rooted In Rosemary rootedinrosemary.com 07800 564 020

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Borders Vintage Experience bordersvintageexperience.co.uk 0781 591 2480

THE CAKE

Bev’s Cakes bevscakes.co.uk 07778 042 196

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

Crossfade crossfade.co.uk 07875 385 996

MARQUEE HIRE

Husk Marquees huskmarquees.co.uk 07979 188 736

SPECIAL TOUCHES Occasion Doves occasiondoves.com 07890 993 808

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Kimberley Hall kimberleyhall.co.uk 01603 759 447

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| SOMERSET

WEDDING VENUES

Manor Farm manorfarmuptoncheyney.com 07940 085418

WEDDING PLANNERS

Kennedy Events & Weddings kennedyevents.co.uk 07974 353454

PHOTOGRAPHY

Latitude Photography latitudephotography.co.uk 07973 343 940

THE DRESS

Somerset Bridal somersetbridal.co.uk 01643 707074

THE RING

Christina Oswin Jewellery christinaoswin.co.uk 01373 472505

LOOKING GOOD

Laura's Hair & Beauty laurashairandbeauty.com 07866 601575

FLOWERS

Fleur Amour fleuramourweddingflorist.co.uk 07854 701055

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Manhattan Wedding Cars manhattancarhire.co.uk 07522 830641

THE CAKE

Gateau Alchemy Cakes gateaualchemycakes.co.uk 07447 927358

STATIONERY

For Those Special Moments forthosespecialmoments.co.uk 07901 525151

CATERING

Ebbie's Kitchen ebbieskitchen.co.uk 07782 369 896

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

THE CELEBRANT

Sustainably Ever After nsustainablyeverafter.co.uk 07952 333211

THE MUSIC

Fake Plastic Chairs fakeplasticchairs.co.uk 07796 334672

MARQUEE HIRE

Andrews Marquees andresmarquees.co.uk 01275 545199

GIFTS & FAVOURS Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884 287436


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Priory Hall prioryhall.com 01473 823 185

WEDDING PLANNERS Beau’s & Belle’s

beausandbelleseventplanners.co.uk

07593 437 520

PHOTOGRAPHY

Embrace Photography embrace-photography.co.uk 07551 977 125

THE DRESS

Beautiful Designs beautifuldesigns.ltd.uk 01473 281 870

THE RING

Aspens Jewellers aspensjewellers.co.uk 01394 385 088

LOOKING GOOD Hair by Lisa hairbylisa.co.uk 07789 383 231

FLOWERS

Callendar’s Florist framlinghamflorist.co.uk 01728 723 764

ARRIVE IN STYLE Chevron Limousine chevronlimos.co.uk 01502 575 471

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com 01473 828 192

STATIONERY

Blinking Owl Designs fb/blinkingowldesigns.co.uk 01502 741 319

CATERING

Prestige Bars & Catering prestigebars.co.uk 01473 719 787

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086 331

THE CELEBRANT

Next Chapter Ceremonies nextchapterceremonies.co.uk 07761 037 271

THE MUSIC

Arioso String Quartet ariosostringquartet.co.uk 07721 695 500

MARQUEE HIRE

Anglia Coastal Marquees angliacoastalmarquees.co.uk 01394 460 450

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

| SURREY

WEDDING VENUES Coworth Park

dorchestercollection.com/en/ascot/

01344 876 600

WEDDING PLANNERS H Squared Events hsquaredevents.co.uk 07766 227781

PHOTOGRAPHY

Leo the Photographer leothephotographer.co.uk 02089 791 777

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07949 485 993

THE RING

Obsessions of Weybridge obsessionsofweybridge.com 01932 820823

LOOKING GOOD

Beyoutiful Brides beyoutifulbrides.com 07940 497 094

FLOWERS

Zita Elze zitaelze.com 07341 869 375

ARRIVE IN STYLE

S H Chauffeurs sandhchauffeurs.co.uk 07702 819 445

THE CAKE

My Little Shop of Cakes mylittleshopofcakes.co.uk 07980 453 823

STATIONERY

Yours-Aye yours-aye.com 07855 300 598

CATERING

On The Hoff Barn & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

THE CELEBRANT Helen Noble helen-noble.co.uk 07787 530 720

THE MUSIC

Sphere Entertainments sphereentertainments.co.uk 01483 494 695

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

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| SUFFOLK

| WILTSHIRE

WEDDING VENUES Purton House purtonhouse.co.uk 07762 263890

WEDDING PLANNERS Lucy Ann Events lucyannevents.co.uk 07501 402407

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bo Leray Photography lerayimages.com 07794 247613

THE DRESS

Jacqueline’s Bridal Boutique jacquelinesbridalboutique.co.uk 07919 343123

THE RING

Elinor Cambray Jewellery Design elinorcambray.com 07892 684676

LOOKING GOOD

Make up by Emma mymakeupbyemma.co.uk 07730 012843

FLOWERS

Blooming Chic bloomingchic.co.uk 01249 248317

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Simply Memorable Wedding Car simplymemorable.co.uk 07915 574926

THE CAKE

Sweetie’s Cakery sweetiescakery.co.uk 07908 135290

STATIONERY

Hunter Gatherings topikki.co.uk 07791 960632

CATERING

Salisbury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Jacqueline’s Bridal Boutique jacquelinesbridalboutique.co.uk Phone n. 07919 343123

THE CELEBRANT

Mikayla Celebrant mikaylacelebrant.com 07500 600506

THE MUSIC

Misters Discos www.mistersdiscos.com 07956 898432

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymarquees.com 01249 760302

GIFTS & FAVOURS Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884287436

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LIVE UNFORGETTABLE TO ROME WITH LOVE

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Travel

From countryside

to coast

WHERE DID YOU HONEYMOON? Our favourite part of a holiday is getting to explore new places, so we didn’t want our honeymoon to be any different. We decided to chase the sun on a southwest 10-day English road trip starting in the Cotswolds then onto Bath, Cornwall, Somerset and ending in Bristol. WHERE DID YOU STAY? We stayed in 5 different hotels during our trip. Each one reflected the area that it was in, from the Tudor style Fleece Inn in Cirencester and the stylish Bathen Boutique to the laid-back grounds of The Plume of Feathers in Mitchell, Cornwall. Comfort was key to us as we knew we would spend more time relaxing than on a normal holiday, so we chose hotel rooms with lots of space and the all-important roll top bath!

WHAT DID YOU GET UP TO? We had many romantic dinners and drinks in atmospheric bars and enjoyed walking old streets while browsing boutique shops. The Cotswolds, Bath and Cornwall have an abundance of independent stores with unique homewares and gifts. We visited the Roman Baths, drove around the south coast of Cornwall stopping at as many towns as we could before a stop at the Japanese Garden and a zip wire experience across the Eden Project. We also took a safari drive around Longleat. One of our favourite experiences was coasteering in Newquay, where, with the help of an instructor, we jumped off cliffs and into the water, which was a lot scarier than I thought it would be! It was great to do something out of our comfort zone, it made the trip even more memorable. WHAT DID YOU EAT? My husband wanted it to be a trip dedicated

Amelia and Tom travelled across the southwest of England to uncover some of its best-kept secrets...

to trying new things, so we chose food that he wouldn’t usually have. We had a champagne afternoon tea at the Pump House in Bath while listening to a string quartetand, enjoyed lots of seafood at places such as Portofino Oyster Bar and Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, where we experienced real Cornish dishes. A lot of our meals were tapas-style sharing dishes to make it even more romantic and so that we could try different dishes. Some of our favourites were a candle-lit French-Italian combo at Comptoir+Cusine and a bustling atmosphere with Indian street food at Dhamaka in Bristol. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LOCATION FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? When our plans to Bali fell through due to Covid-19, we decided to stay in the UK to be safe. We are from Yorkshire, so we chose the south of England for a change of scenery and a hope for good weather. We were sad that we weren’t going abroad for what was supposed to be the best holiday of our lives. However, our trip didn’t disappoint, and we are so glad we got to experience our beautiful country this way. The Cotswold green countryside and Cornwall’s turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches were exactly what we needed. A FEW SPECIAL MOMENTS OF THE TRIP? The Thermae Bath Spa in Bath is a special memory for us. We really needed to relax after the stress of the wedding and a busy few days at the beginning of our honeymoon. We arrived at around 6:30pm so that we could enjoy the spa’s rooftop pool and watch the sunset – it was so romantic! We ran through the rain in Frome, finding a quiet cocktail bar where we kept dry, sharing food and laughter and proving that the great British weather doesn’t have to get you down. WH

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ATRIUM HOTELS WEDDINGS


PRIVATE PARADISE Imagine your dream wedding in Greece and let us make it happen at the stunning Atrium Prestige. A breathtaking secluded paradise in Rhodes island.

ATRIUM WEDDINGS Celebrate your love surrounded by the serene, natural beauty of the Aegean. Get married in our romantic Chapel, or the private beach, or the grand Amphitheater. From traditional civil weddings, to boho, or modern island chic, ceremonies can be as intimate or grand as you desire.

THE RESORT Set along the stretch of a private beach, a collection of private beachfront villas & bungalows is ideal for couples seeking intimacy & tranquility. A Thalasso Spa, Gourmet restaurants, and onsite wedding services, are the dream combination for your special day.

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The Matterhorn

as your best man and the stars as your

maids of honour

Feel like celebrating at your best friend’s place This is THE OMNIA

THE OMNIA, Zermatt – Switzerland, Phone +41 27 966 71 71, www.the-omnia.com

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