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YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE

& HONEYMOONS

£7.99 • WANDH19 • JANUARY 2023

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5 MAGICAL REAL-LIFE WEDDINGS

HERE COMES THE The best is yet to come... THE NEWEST STYLES & LATEST TRENDS

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ear couples,

Happy New Year, and congratulations on your engagement! How exciting to start a new year afresh and celebrate all the couples about to take the next steps into married life! With a new year comes new fashion and trends, and you’ll find these and more by picking up our January 2023 copy. We thought you might need novel ideas to inspire your wedding, so my team and I have gone out of our way to bring you an issue filled to the brim with brandnew content! In our Wedding Edit, we wanted to put forward new brands and great options for gifts as we are still in the midst of the holiday season! You’ll also come across the colours that are taking the wedding world by storm. For all of those about to pick out their wedding outfits, we thought it would be great to introduce a few collections and their designers so you can make a more heartfelt decision when picking out your dress. Talking about making things more personal, we have two pages on personalising your wedding shoes, so if you want your shoes to be a keepsake, this is your chance to make it happen. With the festive season in full swing, we wanted to surprise you with more bundles of joy! In this edition, we have not one but two honeymoon competitions. If you still haven’t planned your romantic getaway, this is your chance to win a special trip to Greece or even the Maldives. And that’s not all! If you are in need of an avant-garde facial or new pearl earrings, we have two unmissable giveaways! On top of winning, our issue can give you an insight into the world of planning. This first edition of 2023 is a perfect guide to help you navigate the world of weddings. From ideas on how to style and decorate your venue to a selection of professionals to work with on your magical day, we’ve got you covered! So, Happy Planning!

Eleonora x

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DESIGNER PROFILES Showcasing four top bridal designers and their new collections

RICH TERRACOTTA A toasty hue perfect for a cosy winter wedding ALL THE PRETTY Newly-launched gift ideas to kick start 2023 COUPLE IT UP! Three styles to match with your partner on your special day

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SUNLIT SOIRÉE Kim and Stu said “I do” immersed in the homely atmosphere of Delamere Manor BELLE OF THE BALL This couple fell in love unexpectedly with their wedding venue

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FESTIVE FAIRYTALE These lovebirds celebrated their love twice to make up for Covid

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FOREVER GOLDEN Tabitha and Simon transformed their blank canvas venue into a fairytale setting

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COUNTRY HOUSE ROMANCE An elegant wedding day set in the former Royal residence Ashridge House


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WINTER WARMERS A selection of venues to snuggle up in with your better half CHIC STAYS Our editors visited some showstopping venues perfect for a magical wedding day

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GREEK ISLAND GETAWAYS All you need to know about honeymoon hopping in Greece

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MEMORIES FROM MEXICO Travel through Mexico and uncover its potential for both weddings and honeymoons alike

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HONEYMOON HOTLIST Pack your bags with all the musthaves for a seaside escape

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Group Editor Eleonora Tucci et@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

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Art Director Emanuela Federici ef@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Luxury Brands & Destinations Editor Emily Williams ew@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Junior Designer Charlotte Saunders cs@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Editorial Assistant Callum Topazio ct@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Production Executive Tania Estrela production@dwha.co.uk Graphic Design Intern Monika Sleke

Anthony Baines tb@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Sales Coordinator Tracey Game tg@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Special Features Director Brian Horrocks bh@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Account Director (Italy) Maria F. De Tommaso mf@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Account Director (Wedding Planning Worldwide) Sonia Burton sb@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Financial Controller Omotolani Evelyn Olatunbosun accounts@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Founder and Chief Executive Officer Parry Cockwell pc@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Contributing Writer Lauren Fraser lf@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

ON THE COVER DRESS Addison Dress from The Heirloom Collection 2023 Ellis Bridals, ellisbridals.co.uk, @ellisbridals EARRINGS FIA EARRINGS, HALO & CO haloandco.com

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Find your fairy tale at Along Came Eve 29 Watergate Row South Chester CHI 2LE | 01244 310700 | www.alongcameeve.com


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KAVIARGAUCHE.COM

To celebrate the new AW23 fashion collections, we've spotlighted our favourite designers in their very own profiles so you can learn about the inspiration and craftsmanship it takes to produce a bridal fashion line.

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PNINA TORNAI

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It’s all about you. YOUR STYLE, YOUR EXPERIENCE, YOUR WEDDING DRESS

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JULIE VINO

Swan Lake Julie Vino has taken a more restrained approach to her Mimosa range, entitled ‘Swan Lake’ for the 2023 season. Filled with clean architectural lines and effortless style, these versatile pieces can suit any wedding venue, from high-slit glittering corset gowns for a chic city affair or a lacy floral ballgown for your very own royal wedding, Julie Vino has you covered. Brimming with oodles of dreamy tulle and sexy plunging necklines, the classic idea that ‘less is more’ is sometimes the best way to go. julievino.com

"all elegance and romance"

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Modern Infinity Launched at New York Bridal Fashion Week, the ‘Modern Infinity’ collection by Berlin label Kaviar Gauche is one of our top picks from the AW23 line. Inspired by the infinite vastness of the universe and love, this collection reflects the idea of infinity within the rippling waves of fabric and structured designs. Both confident and dreamy at the same time, this selection of dresses and separates, including cropped blazers and flares, achieves the impossible by combining both on-trend modernity and timelessness. kaviargauche.com

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"woman in full bloom"

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HALFPENNY LONDON

Courage Kate Halfpenny reminisced on her 23 year-old self for her 2023 ‘Courage’ collection, inspired by the bravery she had at the start of her career and that courage to “turn right when all signs pointed left”. She wants this collection to inspire each woman to take that leap of faith into this new chapter of their life with this selection of bold silhouettes and clever construction, inspiring your wedding day style and your married life beyond. halfpennylondon.com

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"To be brave… to have courage"

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a the pretty

Celebrate and bring in the new year with our pick of the best gifts, décor and trips for you and your wedding party…

MISTLETOE SOY WAX MELTS, £4.95 GLASSANDWICK.COM

GLASS & WICK

A combination of luxury interior fragrance and caring for the planet, Glass & Wick are the best choice to scent your big day! Offering hand-poured candles, sensual wax melts and reed diffusers, there are so many ways to create a memorable wedding scent. Their gorgeous gift boxes could even be a fabulous choice to thank a loved one for their help and support during the wedding planning process.

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ERNEST JONES

Ernest Jones is here for all your jewellery needs with their brand-new collection. Showcasing some beautiful products, including gold necklaces and signet rings, sterling silver bracelets, diamond studs and classy watches for brides and grooms, you can deck out the whole wedding party! The shining star in this collection is the selection of rings, in a choice of wintery hues, they offer blue topaz and green amethyst, the perfect rock to mark an engagement!

LOLA’S APOTHECARY

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WIFEY MAKEUP POUCH, £14 TEAMHEN.CO.UK

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a gift of naturally fragranced beauty to focus the mind and ignite your calm with one of the gorgeous products from Lola’s Apothecary. A luxury spa and beauty brand, they offer 100% natural products handmade on the historic Colleton Estate in Devon, including perfumed oils, bath milks and body soufflés, they are the peak of relaxation to calm those wedmin worries.

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TRANQUIL ISLE DELUXE ROLL ON, £23 LOLASAPOTHECARY.COM


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PERSONALISED TREE CAKE TOPPER AND KEEPSAKE, £45 THEBRITISHCRAFTHOUSE.CO.UK

DIOR X HARRODS

LEPIODOPTERIST HERMIONEDEPAULA.COM

Find the perfect present for your loved ones (or yourself!) at The Fabulous World of Dior pop-up presentation at Harrods. With two pop-up stores inside decked out with original creations and Dior goodies, this is a fantastic chance to hit the shops with your wedding party. Inspired by fairytales, they even have a selection of Dior atelier gowns for you to peruse and live out your fashion dreams. This event is open until January 3rd, 2023, so don’t miss out!

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DIOR POP UP HARRODS.COM

SERVING BOARD, £26 SUNDAYSDAUGHTER.COM

Hermione de Paula’s 2023 Couture Collection is inspired by the concept of the moon, sea, earth and stars in harmony, and we’re so excited to introduce the ‘Lunar Garden’ collection to our readers. Featuring all-new embroideries and beading on structured bustiers and gowns and delicate tulle 3D butterflies scattered across the designs to signal rebirth and life, this collection is a love letter to the fusion of fashion and nature for brides.

CAVE BRISTOL

A multipurpose wine bar based in Bristol championing small wine producers and sustainability, Cave Bristol have you covered for everything from engagement wine tastings to sourcing that special bottle for your big day. As well as wedding wine curation, they also offer wedding winetasting events for the bridal party as a great alternative hen do idea. So, for delicious wine and friendly service, Cave Bristol is the place to go!

SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GARDEN GIFT, £23 GLUT.CO.UK

MINI METAL WEDDING PHOTO REEL PRINT, £19 OAKDENEDESIGNS.COM

QUILTED CHAIN PURSE, £79 WHISTLES.COM

FRENCH RIVIERA BOX APRILANDBLOOM.UK

SPECIALIST WINES CAVEBRISTOL.CO.UK

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Couple it up!

Coordinate with your true love on your special day for a match made in fashion heaven!

Chic City A city wedding calls for a chic, stylish look to match your glitzy, modern venue. Bridal suits are huge this season so experiment with blazers and trousers for an elegant look. If your wife is sporting a suit, you could go for a sleek satin gown with delicate corset boning and ruches to keep your pairing simple and classy! PIPER JACKET & ALEXA TROUSER GHOST.CO.UK

HAZEL MARIE ELLISBRIDALS.CO.UK

MORNING SUIT FAVOURBROOK.COM

'23-112' BERTA.COM

Boho To match your looks for a bohemian themed wedding, it's all about texture. A bridal gown brimming with lace and embroidery is ideal for that ethereal look, bonus points if you manage to bag some bell sleeves! To pair with this type of dress, the groom can embrace colour and materials with a brown tweed or patterned suit ideal for a barn venue.

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GIBSON GLEN CHECK, £151 SUITDIRECT.CO.UK

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CHRISTINA INBARFREIMAN.COM

For a wedding in a big country house or castle, take some inspiration from the Royals. The groom should be smart in a morning coat, waistcoat and shiny brogues - maybe even a hat if you truly want to take on the prince look! To match this, the bride should look like a princess in a lavish gown. We love lace sleeves and shoulder details to keep the look modest but stylish, and you can't go wrong with a satin A-line skirt and huge princess train.


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A brand with all things celebration at their core. Bringing joy to the everyday through design-led cards, wrap, stationery and gifts. Shop instore or online at paperchase.com


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Make a fresh start this new year with floral cakes and minimal pearl jewellery in our details section, plus beat those January blues with a beauty giveaway of specialised treatments and a pair of earrings worth £89!

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SOPHIA WEBSTER

British luxury accessories designer Sophia Webster founded her label in 2012 and offers a stunning bridal line for bridesto-be. Their statement ‘Wifey for Lifey’ tag can be found on their collection of heels and sandals, delicately screenprinted in foil on the sole for the ultimate bridal shoe. You only have one day to be a bride so shout it loud and proud! sophiawebster.com GABYRGUEZPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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CHARLOTTE MILLS

It’s all in the details at Charlotte Mills with their bridal shoe range and they fulfil the something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue that brides search for. Their engraved soles and silver sixpence in your heel add a special touch to your look and are perfect for your aisle style. charlottemills.com

HARRIET WILDE

We love Harriet Wilde for a colourful bridal pump and they offer stunning customisation services, too. Choose your very own floral embellishment to adorn the back of your heel, ranging in a selection of colours, materials and designs, you can make your wedding shoe your own from every angle. The sole of the shoe can even be personalised with a variety of messages including your brand-new name and wedding date for a forever reminder of your nuptials. harrietwilde.com 38

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DUKE + DEXTER

Personalised kicks are not just for brides, Duke + Dexter offer a custom 1OF1 service in which you can choose a design to be painted upon the groom’s shoes. Whether you choose to get your initials inscribed on a pair of velvet slippers or a landscape of your wedding location painted onto the toe of your loafer, these are a great way to make your look pop from head to toe. dukeanddexter.com

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CUSTOM CONVERSE

Every bride is conscious of their feet aching at the end of the big day, so have some custom converse prepped for a slice of comfy heaven to dance the night away in! With everything created by hand by Jen, the personalised designs incorporate your brand new name or wedding date in a stylish design for a pair of kicks you can treasure for your wedding day and beyond. custom-converse.co.uk

RAINBOW CLUB

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If you want a more low-key bespoke look, Rainbow Club offer a colour customisation service to dye your pumps whatever shade you desire. You can choose a capsule colour from their colour chart or your own custom choice to match a dress you already have in your wardrobe. This is a great way to give your ivory wedding pumps a longer life after the big day, too. rainbowclub.co.uk

Personalisation doesn’t have to stop at shoes, this “Mrs” clutch from Accessorize is ideal to match your fancy kicks and absolutely perfect for a cocktail party hen do with the girls! WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Details

PEARL & DIAMANTÉ HEADBAND, £14 ACCESSORIZE.COM

PALM HOUSE COMB, £150 VICTORIAFERGUSSON.CO.UK

BLAKELY PEARL NECKLACE, £165 LAGROTTACOLLECTIVE.COM

LOTTIE PEARL RING, £29.50 OLIVERBONAS.COM

Girls and their

Pearls

PEARLS OF GOLD HAIR PINS, £19 GLITZYSECRETS.COM

Style your accessories around the classic bridal pearl with necklaces, hair pins and your chance to win a pair of pearl drop earrings worth £89!

KESHI PEARL BRACELET, £170 MONICAVINADER.COM

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e’ve teamed up with Lily & Roo for your chance to win a pair of gold huggie pearl drop earrings worth £89 to fulfil every bride’s dream of being the girl with the pearl earring. These 14ct gold plated hoops are encrusted with crystals and feature a freshwater pearl drop to complete your bridal look. The pearls are even removable to transform your prize into an everyday look and allow you to enjoy this special piece long after your wedding day.

GOLD HUGGIE PEARL DROP EARRINGS, £89 LILYANDROO.COM

To enter this giveaway, visit our instagram @weddingshoneymoonsmedia and follow the steps on our giveaway post! Good luck!

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GET YOUR BRIDAL Glow Prize worth £250 of advanced skincare treatments

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his month we have teamed up with Fierce Face Aesthetics, a private skin clinic in South West London. The competition includes a consultation using the most advanced skin diagnostic device, and a series of the most popular bridal treatments for that real glow; dermaplaning and LED phototherapy.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It's a time when all eyes will be on you, and you'll want to look your absolute best. Henrietta, the Founder of Fierce Face, can guide you through everything from the best treatments, to what products you should use leading up to the big day. The wedding day is looming, and you've already spent hours poring over your wedding dress, venue and guest list. But have you given any thought to your beauty timeline? Just as important as the actual wedding timeline, it will ensure you look the best version of yourself on the day. Henrietta speaks about the advantages of starting your wedding skin prep well before the date, trying different products and treatments, and seeing what works for you and when would be the best time to start. Equally, a single treatment close to the wedding can be beneficial, there are no rules, nor is there a foolproof solution to erase pores or stop your hormones. A consultation will allow for a personalised solution to find the right approach for you. One of the most popular treatments at her clinic is dermaplaning. This treatment draws away all unwanted dead skin cells and fine facial hairs, leaving the surface extremely smooth and radiant. It comes highly recommended by makeup artists, due to its ability to accentuate facial features and it allows makeup to glide on effortlessly for a flawless finish. The competition offers both a trial treatment and a second dermaplane just before the wedding day. Along with dermaplaning, at each visit to Fierce Face, you will also get a Dermalux LED facial; a non-invasive treatment that harnesses the power of pure light to accelerate the skin's natural rejuvenation and repair processes. And, not to forget, the competition with Fierce Face is giving you the initial consultation to understand your skin’s condition and requirements with their diagnostic machine that is available at a handful of top clinics. FIERCE-FACE.COM, @FIERCE_FACE_AESTHETICS

HOW TO ENTER VISIT THE COMPETITIONS PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM AND ENTER THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION: SPF NEEDS TO BE WORN ALL YEAR ROUND NO MATTER THE WEATHER. IS THIS TRUE OR FALSE?

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The prize includes: an Observ 520x Skin consultation, a trial dermaplane treatment, a second dermaplane before the wedding day, and 2 dermalux LED facials. Consent forms must be completed before any treatment is carried out • Winners must be 18 years or over • Prize to be claimed within 12 months of winning (by January 2024) • The closing date is 25/01/23 • The winner will be chosen at random after this date and notified immediately • No cash alternative is available • The editor’s decision is final • These rules are in conjunction with our full terms and conditions over at weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com.

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In our Festive-Forward

Beauty bag

Bring the holiday spirit into 2023 and keep using your merry products in the New Year!

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1. NARS COSMETICS Holiday 2022, Rising Star Cheek Palette,

5. MANIFESTO Beauty Vitamin Gummies for Hair, Skin & Nails,

2. BURT'S BEES Mistletoe Kiss Holiday Gift Set, £11.99, burtsbees.com

6. EVIDENS DE BEAUTÉ The Blemish Out Concentrate, £135,

£56, narscosmetics.co.uk

3. L'OCCITANE Surprise Firecrackers Collection, Festive Beauty Crackers, £22, marksandspencer.com

4. SANN BEAUTY Nourish + Tint, Solid Lip Serum, Wild, £24, sannbeauty.com

£35, manifesto-nutrition.com

Available at harrods.com & fenwick.co.uk

7. LUSH Golden Wonder Gift Box with Sweet Wild Orange Hand Balm, £14, lush.com 8. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Magic Eye Rescue Refillable, £45, charlottetilbury.com

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WIN!

We’ve teamed up with Lily & Roo for your chance to win a pair of gold huggie pearl drop earrings worth £89 to fulfil every bride’s dream of being the girl with the pearl earring!

Keep an eye out for our very 1st Podcast Episode! Launching before Christmas, you are in for a treat! The guest starting off the series is… the lovely Charlotte Ricard-Quesada from La Fête (la-fete.com). Our Podcast can be found here: weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com/Podcasts

Head to page 41 to find out how to enter!

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Snug as a Bug

IVORY FAUX FUR CAPE, £115 LIBERTYINLOVE.CO.UK

Warm up this season with the trendiest winter styles

CREAM FAUX FUR TRIM CAPE COAT, £87 RIVERISLAND.COM

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Assigning seats via a seating plan makes things run smoother and allows staff to easily locate guests for the plated dinner service. Make sure you’re aware of the shape and size of your venue’s tables to ensure you know what you’re working with before you start planning. Most couples opt for a top table with their wedding party around them, but you could also plump for a sweetheart table to allow you some time for just the two of you. If you do, we recommend spreading out your wedding party out to host the other tables, grouping them with partners and mutual friends. Make sure your parents and family are near to you so they feel included. Be tactful when planning your tables - group a 48

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mix of familiar and new faces and consider ages and interests. Digital seating plans are a great way to easily re-arrange your chart before you commit to a printed table plan or board, or alternatively you could use a dry-wipe whiteboard or post-it notes. If you have several children attending you could consider a kids table with engaging activities and crafts to keep them entertained and their very own handmade wedding favour to take away! To align your creative table plan designs with ease of use, use a clear font and consider listing the guests in alphabetical order so they’re simpler to find. You can always use the individual placenames to assign specific seats when they arrive at their table.


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Table numbers are a functional and decorative feature for your tablescape and a great way to add some height and levels to your layout. Your table numbers will be the next step for guests after they’ve consulted the seating plan so make them nice and clear to read from a distance. Don’t use small or confusing fonts unless you want your guests wandering around like lost sheep. The use of menus, cutlery and plates makes your tablescape seem very flat, so table numbers are a fun way to play with height. Besides the obvious benefit that it makes them easier to read, using a tall holder for your table numbers plays with the levels of your décor. Co-ordinate them with your floral displays to ensure they won’t be blocked from view. Despite their namesake, table numbers don’t have to be numbered. Have some fun with naming your tables after favourite cocktails, date locations or books that unite you as a couple. You could also use photos of you both as a couple throughout your relationship to reminisce and act as an ice-breaker for your guests who may be meeting for the first time, after all you are the mutual link for all your guests!

PLACE CARDS

Once your guests have located their table, the next thing they’ll look for will be the place card. This piece of stationery is the perfect example of tying together style and practicality as your reception seating would be a muddle without them! In terms of design, choose colours and styles that fit in with your overall wedding theme, whether that’s painted watercolour wildflowers for a spring garden wedding or shells for a beach theme. Place names can have a holder which can match the theme too - such as rustic wooden disks for a barn wedding or glittery stars for a New Year affair. When deciding on which place

cards to plump for, make sure you tie it in with the rest of the table décor. It will likely be placed alongside the wedding menu so choose complementary designs that work together for a cohesive tablescape. Alternatively, you could abandon the use of card for your placenames and utilise different materials. We’re loving coloured agate slices embellished with the guest name in metallic silver and gold ink or leaf placenames for a great eco-concious choice. This might be useful for an outside wedding venue as these alternative materials are more hardy against the elements than card would be. PAPIRA.RO

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Once your guests are seated in their places the next piece of stationery to consult will be your wedding menu so they know what food to expect. After so artfully and thoughtfully planning out a menu that pleases and impresses everyone, it’s only fair you put the same level of care into the design. There are so many options to jazz up a traditional paper menu - whether that’s adorning it with gold foil, elegant calligraphy or pastel hues. You could get your stationer to hand-paint your venue or an illustration at the bottom of your menu. We love the way menus can be all different shapes for your wedding, particularly hexagons, triangles and circles for a modern style. Experiment with materials such as fabric and acrylic to level up your menu. Of course, if you have food trucks or a buffet-style meal, an individual menu on each place may be a bit excessive and unnecessary. In this case, we recommend creating a sign or fabric poster to explain your wedding meal plans to your guests, after all, there’s a piece of stationery for every type of wedding and theme! WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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23 Trends for 2023 Weddings! 2022 was the year of the post-pandemic wedding boom and this was a big influence on how the wedding market operated last year. As we enter a new year, we’re so excited to bring you our pick of the trends we predict you’ll see at 2023 weddings, from fashion tips to possible colour schemes, read on and see how many you’d have for your own wedding to stay ahead of the curve… RUFFLES

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It’s high time the wedding industry became more inclusive and we’re pleased to witness the marriage between inclusive gender-neutral terms and weddings in 2023. Moving towards phrases like ‘wedding party’ rather than the limiting ‘bridal party’ and having ‘mates of honour’ and ‘groomsmaids’ are all fantastic ways to make everyone feel included and reflect your actual friendship group rather than the traditional norms we think we have to follow for a wedding.


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Weddings aren’t just one day affairs anymore, couples are taking the opportunity to prolong their celebrations over several days or a weekend. Sandwich the big day with spa treatments and parties with your loved ones this year for extra fun.

ELOPEMENTS

Maybe it’s the Kourtney and Travis effect, but the number of elopements are up, up, up in our post-pandemic world. Jet off to Lake Como with your love for a romantic weekend or wed on a beach in the Maldives surrounded by flower arches and the lapping ocean. Remember, elopments don’t have to be solitary affairs, bring your loved ones with you and make a magical holiday from it!

SIMPLE FLOWERS

Wedding flowers usually summon images of huge, excessive floral displays spilling from every surface, but for 2023, less is definitely more. Tablescapes will feature minimal and clean floral displays in neutral shades. We predict that there will be less smaller displays dotted all over the venue and an uptake on larger installations like flower arches and floral clouds to create beautiful photo backdrops.

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2022 saw the popularity of sage green bridesmaid dresses surge, but for 2023, experts are predicting that blue and lavender tones will be taking over. After Bridgerton inspiring regency blue at weddings and the official Pantone colour of the year announced as ‘Very Peri’, your bridesmaids will be totally on trend and spoilt for dress selection if you choose them as your ‘something blue’!

Traditionally, the father of the bride, groom and best man give the speeches, but 2023 is set to subvert this tradition. Weddings should consider who would give the best speech, rather than which role automatically assigns you a speech, after all, it might be someone’s nightmare to give a speech and someone else’s dream, so choose wisely!

GUEST LISTS

Many couples didn’t have a choice when it came to guest lists during the pandemic, but actually being forced to have a more restrictive guest list could be a blessing for 2023 couples. Most couples would admit that they often feel pressured to invite certain people to their big day, but a post-pandemic world means micro-weddings and limited guest lists are a great way to make sure your nearest and dearest will be present at your wedding this year.

OUTDOOR WEDDINGS

Before the pandemic, you could only wed outdoors in England and Wales if the venue had a registered outdoor structure, but outdoor weddings proved so popular that now you can get married anywhere outside at your choice of venue! Along with venues injecting time and money into upgrading their outside space, 2023 will be the year of saying your ‘I do’s’ in the great outdoors! WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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SUSTAINABILITY

Something that shouldn’t be a trend but rather a requirement for 2023 weddings is incorporating sustainable practices into your day. Couples are becoming more aware of how their one big day could have an even bigger impact on the environment, so we think reducing your carbon footprint will be an important consideration for weddings.

REUSABLE FAVOURS

On the theme of sustainability, reduce your waste by having reusable favours for your wedding day. We think 2023 weddings will feature eco-conscious favours, like potted succulents, homemade jams and seed paper, ideal for your guests to take home whilst also acting as a placename holder! Get crafty and handmake a favour for a special touch.

AISLE STYLE

As well as capturing the first look on camera, couples are also switching up how they walk down the aisle. To fit with modern family structures, there is no longer a need to be ‘given’ away to your partner by your father as this is an outdated, patriarchal practice. Instead, walk down the aisle with someone you love or why not walk yourself down the aisle?

COCKTAIL HOUR

More couples will be dedicating an hour of their day to the much-loved cocktail according to wedding experts. We’re seeing couples curate their own cocktail menu with their favourite recipes and personalised names to reflect their relationship, whether that’s pet names or favourite holidays.

FIRST LOOK

Usually the first look happens between the couple as their eyes meet up the aisle, but photographers are offering a chance to capture that moment on film. Couples now dedicate some time before the ceremony to get the look in eachother’s eyes on camera for a private and intimate moment.

FRUIT CAKE

But not as you think! Couples are moving away from the traditional currant cake and incorporating fruit into their cakes in creative ways. In terms of 2023 flavours, raspberry and white chocolate will be a hit, as well as lemon and elderflower for a fresh flavour.

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Senses are so important, and smell is one we think will be prioritised for 2023. Couples are using candles and diffusers to scent their wedding day, everywhere from the bridal suite to the ceremony. You could save some of the candles to burn on your anniversary and transport you back to the special day.

HAIRCUT

Most brides plan their beauty prep months in advance, but why not do it on the day? We’re seeing a surge in brides getting their hair cut between the ceremony and the reception to tear up the dance floor with a flirty, shorter hairdo! Do you have the nerve to take the chop?

EVENING FLATS

Brides often swap their heels out for flats to dance the night away, but there’s so many choices now! A trending choice is to have personalised trainers with your name and date on, a comfy and stylish choice we’re set to spot in the new year. Check out our personalised shoe feature on page 38 for more ideas!

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SWEET TABLE

Dessert for weddings is so much more than just cake these days. Couples are opting for a sweet table full of baked goods like macarons and cake pops to go alongside the big cake centrepiece. A pick ‘n’ mix candy cart is also a lot of fun for guests to customise their own sweet selection from vintage glass jars and striped paper bags.

BOUNCY CASTLES

It may sound like something you’re more likely to have at a kid’s birthday party, but bouncy castles are set to storm wedding entertainment. Now available for hire in wedding colours that can match your theme, we can only imagine the fun you could have capturing photographs bouncing away!

POLAROIDS

As well as disposable cameras, polaroids are another camera trend we think will continue to soar. Whether you put polaroid snaps as your table names, let your loved ones snap a picture of themselves to stick in your guest book or just create some memories along the way, polaroids are a fantastic instant way to capture the moment!

DISPOSABLE CAMERAS

Wedding photography is an expensive part of your day, so get your guests to help you out! Placing disposable cameras on each table and letting your guests capture candid shots is a trending way to see your wedding through your guests' eyes. Give one to each of your bridesmaids with a list of what you want them to snap to ensure every element is captured. WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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PROFESSIONAL CEREMONIES

For a bespoke and beautiful wedding ceremony in Surrey, Professional Ceremonies is willing to help. The charismatic Alison Jones can curate the wedding service of your dreams, whether you want to celebrate by a lake or in a woodland setting. With her positivity and professionalism, your ceremony will exceed all of your expectations! Alison makes sure you feel understood and helps you feel comfortable, making sure everything goes smoothly on the big wedding day. professionalceremonies.co.uk

LOUISE SELBY DESIGNER

For all your bridal dress needs in Surrey, visit Louise Selby Designer, in her charming boutique in Kew. This award-winning designer has years of experience in the industry and works tirelessly and single-handedly on each dress, making sure it fits just right on her brides-to-be. Striving to create romantic and everlasting looks, this designer always knows what is on the horizon for fashion, especially for bridal. For your bespoke gown, you can count on Louise Selby to craft a timeless gown that speaks of you. louiseselby.com

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Verena Splett is a German wedding photographer based in Kew and works with couples across Surrey to capture the most exceptional moments of their wedding day. Verena describes her photography as natural, as is her editing. She wants to photograph the smiles and special scenes that might go unmissed if everything was staged. After years of photographing landscapes and nature, Verena knows perfectly how to shoot outdoors and expertly uses natural light and colours. remember-tomorrow-photography.com

HAND FULLA SOUL

Hand Fulla Soul have been wowing crowds at weddings, parties and corporate events since 2006. For your Surrey celebration, you can’t go wrong with this renowned wedding band. What sets them apart from the competition is the overriding quality of musicians and singers coupled with their non-compromising dedication to quality sound and performance. They also have a vast repertoire of songs, ranging from wedding classics to contemporary tunes. With Hand Fulla Soul performing on your big day, everyone will have the time of their lives. handfullasoul.com

ROSE EVENT NANNIES

At Rose Event Nannies, they provide high-quality, one-of-a-kind childcare for your wedding celebrations in Surrey. When hiring this nanny service, you can relax knowing that your little ones are in good hands and enjoying their time at the event as well. With a range of packages available, from a Complete Creche (their full set up, including toys, games, craft tables, decorations and more), to their Event Nannying service, they have options to suit every requirement. Their excellent nannies all have years of experience and are DBS checked, giving all parents peace of mind. roseeventnannies.co.uk

THE M BAR

No request is too big or too small for The M Bar, a premium mobile bar and events staffing company covering South-East England. Customers are able to dry-hire their bars, or The M Bar can provide fully operated mobile bar packages for your wedding. Each package will include the bar staff, glassware and a fully stocked bar. The M Bar does go the extra mile for clients. If you don’t find your signature cocktail on the menu, let the team know, and they will supply exactly what you are looking for. For your wedding day cocktail wishlist, The M Bar is your go-to. the-mbar.co.uk

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Meet the Artist Auline-Jean, a classic soprano soloist, will win you over with her mesmerising voice… weddings, funerals and religious celebrations at church. I loved it. Singing is an expression of the soul; it allows me to express myself at the deepest level - I couldn’t love anything more.

2. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHERE YOU ARE BASED. I’m a London girl. I was born here, and I love it. While I have always sung, I took a less conventional route into my career. In fact, my degree was in Mathematics which, to be fair, I also love. Even now, the thought of doing algebraic equations gets me all giddy. I went on to have a career as a pensions consultant in the City of London and later in Canary Wharf. The corporate world was great. The style, the power suits, the precision, the commuting – I loved it all, but I realised that it wasn’t for me. Eventually, I had to accept that my creativity wasn’t going to flourish in that environment. So, in 2015, I started my singing career. I’m also a huge fan of personal development, and this gave me the courage to change.

1. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU STARTED. As a kid, I was always in school and church choirs and volunteering for the solos (I would get grumpy if I didn’t get the solos!). As I got older, they started asking me to sing at

3. DESCRIBE YOUR PERFORMANCE STYLE. I describe my style as a classical soprano singer. And, as well as singing beautiful classical pieces, I also love singing songs from famous Hollywood musicals. Being able to sing both styles means that there is a variety of songs to choose from - more options from which to find just the right song for the occasion.


W and H Exclusive 4. WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE MUSIC AT EVENTS LIKE WEDDINGS? Music helps people connect to their hearts and to their true selves. Have you ever noticed in movies how a scene is elevated by the music played? That’s what I help people create for their weddings and events. I create the soundtrack to your day. Music adds depth and presence to occasions. It’s about giving a moment in time a special meaning.

5. HOW WOULD YOU HELP COUPLES CHOOSE THE RIGHT MUSIC FOR THEM? I would ask couples about their vision for the day – what they want it to look and feel like. I would ask how they want their guests to feel on the day and at different stages of the day. I would also find out what meaningful songs are special or symbolic for them.

6. WOULD YOU PERFORM A PERSONALISED SONG FOR A COUPLE? Yes, absolutely.

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING MOMENT? The bride walking down the aisle – so special.

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Elevate your wedding day with the soothing voice of Auline-Jean, an accomplished classical soprano soloist. When you book Auline-Jean, you can expect a romantic and impeccable performance from start to finish. Singing has always been her passion, and she has been singing for as long as she can remember; this love for the art will definitely enrich your wedding day. If you want to collect beautiful memories of everyone slow dancing during your event, then get in touch with Auline-Jean and be ready to be swept off your feet with her delightful notes. auline-jean.com

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There’s nothing not to love about Builth Male Voice Choir, a group of over 50 men who enjoy singing, entertaining and raising funds for good causes. For a one-of-a-kind experience in Wales, rely on this great bunch of talented humans. With their experienced Musical Director, Adrian Morgan, and their Accompanist Ann Bufton, you can be sure they’ll bring their A-game to make your wedding stand out from the rest. Their HQ is at the Greyhound Hotel in Builth, but Builth Male Voice Choir are willing to travel to you and make your wedding day extra special. builthmalechoir.org.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Let us help you create the perfect musical atmosphere for your special day Mid Wales is a popular location for weddings with many country houses and hotels offering classic wedding settings in outstanding countryside. Couples who take up the opportunity to hold their wedding in Mid Wales often ask Builth Male Voice Choir to be part of their special day

The Choir has sung for many weddings throughout Breconshire and Radnorshire at both church and civil ceremonies. Inviting Builth Male Voice Choir to be part of your wedding celebrations will help to make your day a memorable event. We have an extensive repertoire of music to sing before or during the service, and can augment the congregational singing of hymns.We can also sing during the signing of the register as well as providing a triumphal soundtrack to your procession up the aisle. Our music team has a wealth of experience arranging music for weddings and we invite you to contact us (details below) to complete the booking enquiry form on our website and to discuss options available.

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Kim & Stu PHOTOGRAPHY BY MJ CAPTURES

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SUNSET CELEBRATIONS The Croatian harbour was the backdrop to Kim and Stu's dreamy destination proposal. "We were picked up in Hvar and after a couple of drinks watching the sunset on the yacht, we posed for a photo at the front of the boat when Stu went on one knee whilst clinging to the sail on the boat due to the waves." "I genuinely couldn’t believe it and couldn’t wait to put the ring on, not just because of being engaged but also to avoid falling into the sea!" A HOME FROM HOME With the stress of Covid restrictions, this couple set their sights on a venue where they could feel totally at ease. Delamere Manor ticked all of the boxes. "We wanted an outdoor ceremony and we got the perfect weather to make that happen. Delamere Manor was ideal for us as it allows for a homely atmosphere when the party ends. The way it works allows for the couple and family to have use of the manor like its your own home." BALCONY BRIDAL SUITE Before taking to the aisle, Kim and her bridal party could have a sneak peek from above. "My little flower girls and bridesmaids all had a first look at my dress and seeing their reactions made me so happy. The bridal suite looked down onto the terrace where our ceremony took place so I could spy on my groom and guests, making me even more excited to get down the aisle."

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RAY OF SUNSHINE Live music was a focus for the bride and groom, who were blessed with a sunny ceremony: "We walked down the aisle to 'Here Comes The Sun' by The Beatles, as an acoustic version by the Songpilots. The song went really well with the outside ceremony and the sun beaming down, but also Stu loved the idea of seeing me coming down the aisle as his ray of sunshine." DANCING SHOES When we asked Kim about her perfect pair, she opted for "pink Freya Rose Mother of Pearl heels, and just didn’t want to take them off." "Our first dance was to 'The One' by Kodaline. We performed this on the outdoor terrace after practicing around our kitchen in the run-up to make it look like we had some kind of rhythm!" BABYMOON Nine months later, Kim and Stu had the excitement of welcoming their first child! "We don’t think the Kruga National park is a good place for a newborn so we may revisit these plans for an anniversary in the future! We did however manage to get to the Amalfi Coast, which was a beautiful trip seeing so many places and spending time together." WH

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE Delamere Manor PHOTOGRAPHER MJ Captures MUSIC The Songpilots FLOWERS The Flower Hall, Ormskirk CAKE Laura’s Cakery Ormskirk and the Brutally Honest Bakery CATERERS Cheeky Chilli TABLEWARE Whitehouse crockery BEAUTY Makeup by Amy Ellen and Styled by Gee GROOM Whitfield and Ward DOG SITTER The Hounds Hangout


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KIM AND STU'S SWOON-WORTHY DAY WAS FULL OF BEAMING SUNSHINE AND JOY. THE ALFRESCO CEREMONY WAS SET ON THE TERRACE, FRAMED BY A ROUND GOLDEN ARCH ADORNED WITH BRIGHT BLOUSY BLOOMS. KIM'S FLATTERING OFF THE SHOULDER GOWN WAS EMBELLISHED WTH ORNATE LACE AND HER CATHEDRAL VEIL ELEGANTLY TRAILED BEHIND, FOLLOWED BY HER FLOWER GIRLS IN MINI IVORY DRESSES. TOBY THE SPANIEL JOINED FOR SOME ADORABLE FAMILY PORTRAITS, WHILE GARLANDS OF BLUSH PINK FLOWERS WERE LAID OUT ALL AROUND,SUPPLIERS: ADDING TO THE TIMELESS ENGLISH THEME. @dress_it_ STYLING AND PROPSGARDEN @designandcreateevents

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“As soon I put my dress on, I 100% felt like a bride”

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Emily & Lee PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNIFER JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

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A CHRISTMAS STOCKING SURPRISE This duo's festive proposal didn't go quite as planned, but we'll let bride Emily tell you the rest! "It was very romantic but also funny. Lee proposed at Christmas and hid the ring in a stocking, but as he went down on one knee all the stockings fell down and the ring box flew into the fireplace!" DREAM VENUE DISCOVERY Emily and Lee welcomed 80 day guests and 120 for the evening celebrations at Crowcombe Court. "We happened to find the venue one day when we were out for a drive and on our way home we stopped to look up the driveway. After that, I went home and had a look online and saw how beautiful it was. It was the only wedding venue we ever looked at and thought it was fate that we happened to find it." THE BRIDAL BUILD-UP It's not everyday you're bride, and Emily sums up the surreal emotions perfectly. "It was a bit of an out-of-body experience as up to the wedding we didn’t really get the opportunity to let the excitement build as we moved into our new home just three days before the wedding! It honestly wasn’t till I had the dress on and my dad came in that it hit me what was happening." "I didn’t think I would cry but when I walked down the aisle I was so surprised by Lee’s emotion that I started to cry! Lee’s speech was also so emotional and heartfelt that every person in the room was crying."

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COMFORT IS KEY Emily dazzled in a fitted dress silhouette. "I love Australian designers as their dresses are so current and stylish. So instead of going to random wedding dress shops, I looked for stockists of certain designers. I found an amazing shop called Kiv and Zen in Topsham. It had such beautiful styles and when I tried on my dress we all knew it was the one. It was so light and comfortable that I was sad to take it off!" PASTEL PERFECTION First and foremost, the couple chose dusty hued florals and stationery to set the tone for the day. "These two elements made the day what it was, and they helped me make all my wedding design and colour decisions. The invitations gave everyone that first look at the style of the wedding and I had so many compliments!" TIERS OF JOY A bespoke wedding cake completed the stunning palette of pale blue, pink and cream. "It was a beautiful hand-painted cake inspired by the stationery, with blueberry and lemon, Bakewell tart and chocolate inside." WH

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE Crowcombe Court PHOTOGRAPHER Jennifer Jane Photography DRESS Made with Love from Kiv and Zen FLOWERS Flourish and Grace STATIONERY A Becci Clubb Design CAKE The Rose on the Cake BALLOONS Balloons & Ribbons PROPS Creative Collections MUSIC Fraudio


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TRUE LOVE WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY AT EMILY AND LEE'S MAGNIFICENT MILITARY WEDDING. CLASSICAL MUSIC WELCOMED THE WEDDING PARTY INTO THE BALLROOM, WHERE THE SUN SHONE THROUGH SASH WINDOWS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DECORATIVE BLUE CEILINGS AND GRAND CHANDELIERS. ELEGANT VASES OF DUSKY GARDEN BLOOMS GAVE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, AND WERE MATCHED PERFECTLY WITH THE BESPOKE STATIONERY SUITE AND HAND-PAINTED CAKE. THE PASTEL HUED DREAM CONTINUED INTO THE BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES, WHICH SUPPLIERS: COMPLEMENTED THE GROOMSMENS' STYLINGROYAL AND PROPS @designandcreateevents SMART MARINE UNIFORM. @dress_it_

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"We chose 'Sky Full of Stars' by Coldplay for our first dance!"

Ian & Camila

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Festive Fairytale A DATE TO REMEMBER It was a candle-lit beach dinner in Antigua that sent the sparks flying for this perfect pair: "It was beautiful. They had torches lit up, pink flowers on the table, candles, a champagne bucket stand and it was a very romantic setting with the sound of the waves crashing on the shore and the moon shining down on us." "It was the 11th of December, the same date as our first date, so there were certainly extra butterflies in my stomach when he proposed." SCREENSHOT SENSATION Finding Camila's dress match was meant to be. "I had seen this wedding dress online I really liked but there wasn’t any mention of the shop or name so I saved it on my phone. The second shop I visited, Minster Bridal Boutique in Wimborne, had put a few dresses aside and guess what? The first dress they brought out for me was the same dress I had taken the screenshot of months before. It was the perfect dress for me!"

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THIRD TIME LUCKY After three covid date changes, Ian and Camila tied the knot with an intimate ceremony on their significant date 11/12/20, and their Brazilian family celebration was held on the same day the next year... "I felt very grateful to have made it to this special day and to have most of my family there with me. I also felt very emotional just before walking down the aisle. Watching our 6 children walking in pairs in front of me and then I walked in alone. I know my dad, who was unwell, was there in thoughts and he would have given everything to be there in that moment." A MUSICAL MOMENT Camila surprised Ian on the aisle with a stunning song. "I booked an hour at the recording studio and recorded me singing 'All I Ask of You' from The Phantom of the Opera, and I walked down the aisle to it!" MONOCHROME MAGIC Black and white was the theme for the occasion. "We asked all the ladies to wear white and the gentleman to wear black tuxedos. There were white blossom trees down the aisle, a white carpet, white draped chairs, and white candles on the stage. The cake SUPPLIERS: was pearly white with white roses." STYLING AND @designandcreateevents "The confetti was alsoPROPS called “tuxedo” as it was black @dress_it_ deanosearle and yourself_MODELS white and the table@nat_oliviaandjude plan was laid gentleman next CELEBRANT @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER @kate_swerdlow_photo_ to a lady and so forth. The room looked fabulous and studio VIDEOGRAPHER @kevinlinesphoto FLORIST @sarah_ truly embraced the classy theme." WH

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PERSONAL PICKS Following their hilltop proposal on a sunny day in Buckinghamshire, Simon and Tabitha knew they had their hearts set on a summer wedding too. “We chose the church in a little village in Surrey where Tabitha went to school and our wonderful Vicar came down from our home church in London,” Simon explains. “It was important we were married by someone who knew us well and the service was amazing, especially the cheer as we were pronounced husband and wife.” After exchanging vows, the couple walked out handin-hand to a cascade of confetti and it was on to High Billinghurst Farm for the festivities to continue. DIY DREAMING “We absolutely loved that our venue was a blank canvas for us to work with – the owners were incredibly open minded and relaxed,” the couple enthuse. “The main barn was perfect for our wedding breakfast and the ceilidh later on, while the Elizabethan barn was the perfect chill-out zone complete with pick-and-mix sweets. We opted to have our speeches in the rose garden and guests could spill out and play croquet on the lawn too.” Enlisting expert help when it came to their big day blooms, Simon and Tabitha briefed Gen at Wild Evie on their floral vision and she delivered it in spades. “She took our rambling ideas and turned them into beautiful bouquets and arrangements and worked with our caterers too to dress the tables. They were more beautiful than we could have imagined,” the newlyweds gush.

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MAID TO MEASURE Bride Tabitha's journey to find her perfect dress became a fun and memorable team effort! “None of the dresses I’d tried felt right and I was feeling a little downbeat. So my wonderful Maid of Honour, Emily, pulled together a presentation on a whole range of dress designers. It gave me so much inspiration and I loved Sassi Holford from the mix, so we booked an appointment at the Chelsea boutique and I left that day with my wedding dress!” Honouring their more traditional theme, the groom and his groomsmen looked smart in morning suits, as did the gentlemen among the wedding guests. In keeping with their summertime celebration, Tabitha’s bridesmaids also stunned in blue chiffon designs with a wrap top. “I loved the way they moved in the wind and when the bridesmaids were dancing,” recalls Tabitha. PICTURE THIS They now have an album full of special memories. "Our photographer, Nick Ray, was exceptional – a calming presence amid the chaos, quietly in the background capturing the most beautiful moments for us to treasure.” WH

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THE DREAM TEAM VENUE High Billinghurst Farm DRESS Sassi Holford ACCESSORIES Dolecka Bridal BEAUTY Maya Lewis CATERING Tandem Catering, Dough and Deer FLOWERS Wild Evie CAKE Cutter and Squidge, decorated by Tabitha's bridesmaid STATIONERY Mount Street Printers BAND Ceilidh Tree, Pantasy Steel Drum Band TRANSPORT Vintage Red Bus PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Ray


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THE SUN SHONE DOWN OVER TABITHA "We met each other at a AND SIMON'S DREAM DAY IN SURREY. ceilidh back in 2018!" AT THEIR HEARTFELT CHURCH CEREMONY, THE RADIANT BRIDE FLOATED DOWN THE AISLE IN A STUNNING LOW V-NECK GOWN AND A PEARL ENCRUSTED TIARA, WHILE HER BRIDESMAIDS BECAME HER 'SOMETHING BLUE'. THE RECEPTION WAS HELD AT A RUSTIC BARN VENUE WHERE PAILS OF HYDRANGEAS AND DECORATIVE JARS OF WILDFLOWERS WERE SURROUNDED BY FIELDS OF GOLDEN GRASS. A STEEL DRUM BAND FILLED THE AIR WITH TROPICAL MUSIC, SUPPLIERS: AND THE CEILIDH KEPT EVERYONE STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ DANCING ALL NIGHT LONG. 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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THE DREAM TEAM

PICTURE-PERFECT PROPOSAL Taking snaps on a sunny morning walk set the scene for this wholesome proposal: "It was the first weekend Ashridge House opened their gardens and we were the only people in there. We love a photo or two, gotta do it for the gram! We had found the most perfect spot on the walkway leading up to the house. Ivor snapped me probably around 50 times! Following suit, Ivor of course wanted a photo shoot himself and he was being Mr. Cool with his back to the camera. As I was snapping away, I realised he had taken to his knee! I managed to capture my own engagement!"

VENUE Ashridge House PHOTOGRAPHER Poppy Carter Portraits VIDEOGRAPHER All the Sparks FLORIST Apple Blossom Flowers DRESS Justin Alexander from Brides of Berkhamsted SHOES Valentino BEAUTY Storme Makeup & Hair GROOM Fogarty Formal Hire CELEBRANT The Civil Celebrant (Alison Ann) CAKE Terre et Lune ENTERTAINMENT LTW Laura Tumelty-Williams, City Sounds – Entertainment Nation, Silver Service Singers

SENTIMENTAL SETTINGS Endless dog walks and a surprise engagement photo shoot later, it was only ever going to be Ashridge House for their wedding venue. "It has an incredible grand hall and the most beautiful staircase. This is where I made my entrance with my Dad on my arm, walking into

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married life, a moment I will never forget. Ashridge House also just happens to be right on our doorstep so we really couldn’t pick anywhere more perfect for us!" BUBBLES OF EXCITEMENT While the boys looked dapper in black dinner suits, the girls opted for a palette of satin gold and champagne tones for their gowns. "I had the best morning with my girls dressed in matching slippers and robes, getting glammed up, drinking champagne, singing and dancing the morning away with a playlist one of my bridesmaids pulled together, it was pure magic!" LION KING RINGS Claire and Ivor's four-legged best friend dressed up as the sweetest ring bearer. "The biggest surprise for our guests was when our puppy Simba came running down the staircase to ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’ from the Lion King in his very own tuxedo with our rings strapped to his back!" SUPPLIERS:

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Cosy up by the fire, put your feet up, grab a hot chocolate and peruse our venue feature. The Winter Warmer pages host a selection of welcoming wedding venues from castles to country houses handpicked by us!

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Winter Warmers

Cosy up around the fire for your big day with these winter warmer venues, full of indulgent lounge areas and roaring fireplaces, they are the cosiest spots to say ‘I do’.

THE TORRIDON

Best for Incredible morning views tucked up in bed with your love

THE GAILES HOTEL & SPA

Located just 40 minutes from Glasgow, The Gailes Hotel & Spa has transformed the ‘Lagavulin Suite’ and Rooftop Conservatory into one of the most stylish and contemporary wedding venues on the Ayrshire coast. The new upgrades include new soft furnishings, glamorous lighting and designer touches, as well as a new purpose-built outdoor Wedding Pavilion located in the hotel’s private gardens. The perfect location to cosy up to your love as fireworks sparkle overhead! simpsinns.com/weddings 110

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Have exclusive use of The Torridon for your luxury Highland wedding in Scotland. Picture this: a magnificent country house, luxury guest rooms, a stunning Highland landscape, fireworks and a romantic rosy dawn breaking across the loch. All this makes The Torridon the perfect place to spend your special day this winter. You might even stumble across the Highland cattle! thetorridon.com

Best for A selection of backdrops for your big day


Venues CHEWTON GLEN

Set on the coastal edge of the New Forest among 130 acres of Hampshire countryside, Chewton Glen is a picturesque oasis that encapsulates rural luxury at its finest. The individually designed hotel bedrooms look out over pristine gardens, where there’s also the possibility to stay in a private treehouse and get cosy with your new spouse. Grab a drink in the Colonel Tinker’s bar for a true taste of the high life! chewtonglen.com

Best for Cosy nooks to enjoy and reminisce on your memories

Best for Spellbinding backdrops and gardens for your photos

ADARE MANOR

Packed with glamorous backdrops and photo opportunities, Adare Manor is straight from a fairytale. Located in the storybook village of Adare, Limerick, this venue has a lush 840 acres of rolling parkland and winding woodland to mix modern glam with stunning natural beauty. The Grand Ballroom offers sparkling chandeliers and a sweeping staircase for that grand entrance. adaremanor.com

Best for Impeccable service from their experienced team

THE GORING

With 69 elegant bedrooms and suites, The Goring has a grand yet boutique feel, and every guest is welcomed to feel as though they are at home. At every turn, the hotel offers a variety of beautiful features, including a refined cocktail bar, a Michelin star restaurant and a spectacular Verandah that looks over the snow-covered lawn in the heart of the city. A true winter warmer! thegoring.com

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GLEN TANAR ESTATE

Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest wedding venues, the magnificent Victorian Ballroom at Glen Tanar has hosted celebrations for over a century. Built in 1869, the unique ballroom provides a spectacular space for every stage of your wedding, from dining to dancing, they have you covered! With its vaulted ceiling adorned with over 700 antlers, to its original oak floors, the ballroom is airy, luxurious and spacious. Decked out with candles and your loved ones, it’s the warmest welcome to married life you could possibly wish for. glentanar.co.uk

Best for A traditional and warm Scottish wedding

COWDRAY HOUSE

Nestled among the rolling hills of the South Downs national park, Cowdray House offers 110 acres of manicured gardens, 22 luxurious bedrooms and opulent reception rooms. Buck Hall, with its vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows and minstrels gallery is the ideal backdrop to say ‘I do’. String a multitude of fairy lights above you as you dine for a warm and welcoming end to your special day. cowdray.co.uk

Best for Rooms full of character and warming charm

Best for Luxury rooms with opulent beds and cosy fireplaces

CLIVEDEN HOUSE

Romance and glamour is tailored to your wishes at this Grade I stately home which has played host to guests as prestigious as American Presidents and royalty - a testament to the level of service you can expect. With 47 luxurious bedrooms decked out with cosy fireplaces and fluffy beds, indulge in pure luxury at this gorgeous Berkshire venue. clivedenhouse.co.uk

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Venues GOSFIELD HALL

As the winner of ‘Best Stately Home Wedding Venue’ at the British Wedding Awards 2020, Gosfield Hall offers you and your wedding guests an elegant ballroom, bar, and warming library to relax in. 23 dreamy bedroom suites are also available as the ideal accommodation for all of your family and friends. You can also make use of their resident wedding planner, who will help you make the best use of this gorgeous Essex venue. gosfield-hall.co.uk

Best for On-site accommodation for your loved ones

RIVER COTTAGE

Best for Stunning countryside surroundings to explore

Surrounded by sensational Devon countryside and organic farmland, this dream wedding location offers exclusive use of its grounds for you. As seen on the River Cottage TV series, the spectacular backdrop features the renowned River Cottage Farmhouse Kitchen Garden, a beautifully restored 18th century Threshing Barn and grounds full of fruit trees, streams and meadows. A true cosy British wedding for winter! rivercottage.net/weddings

Best for An impeccably styled venue suitable for all celebrations

KIN HOUSE

A lovingly restored Georgian manor in the Wiltshire countryside, open for private parties, retreats, high times or down time, get cosy in Chippenham at Kin House. You are guaranteed exclusivity for you and your loved ones at this stunning venue, meaning your nearest and dearest will be by your side throughout your stay. Brimming with cosy spots to reflect on your special day, Kin House is calling your name for a winter wedding! kinhouse.co.uk

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THE RETREAT AT ELCOT PARK

Best for Eclectic styling giving nods to the history of the venue

11 CADOGAN GARDENS

For a country house wedding to remember, The Retreat at Elcot Park has everything you need to feel refreshed for your big day. With use of the spa facilities throughout your stay included in your wedding package, indulge in a facial or a couple’s massage to start your marriage in the best way. Offering oodles of drinks receptions and food tasting and menus, your guests will be left dreaming of the delectable treats on offer here. retreatelcotpark.com

Best for Hosting all events from classy hen dos to fun receptions

A chic and eclectic space in the heart of Chelsea, 11 Cadogan Gardens is the ideal choice for everything from your hen do celebrations in the Mirror Room to an intimate wedding reception in the Chelsea Bar. With modern apartments all decorated in an individual style for your guests and a library full of plush sofas to sink into after tying the knot, we guarantee you’ll have a stylish and classy day! 11cadogangardens.com

Best for A historic venue with a story to tell and heaps of character

THORNBURY CASTLE

Happily ever after begins at this stunning castle in Bristol, fitted out with halls, dining rooms and luxurious bedchambers, get ready to have full reign over your special day. With a rich Tudor history and wedding packages inspired by the wives of King Henry VIII, you can be reassured that your plunge into married life will begin in the lap of luxury. thornburycastle.co.uk

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TYLNEY HALL

Let Tylney Hall in Hampshire set the perfect wedding scene as musicians play in the minstrel’s gallery and your guests raise a glass to the happy couple within gorgeous Georgian interiors. A Grade II listed building with an old world sense of charm, they offer the Tylney Suite and the more private Hampshire Suite so no matter the size of your guest list, your celebrations are bound to be big. tylneyhall.co.uk

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Best for A fantastic host from the wedding to the honeymoon

WILD THYME & HONEY

Wild Thyme & Honey is home to three magical event spaces: Wild Thyme & Honey Event Suite, The Secret Garden Room and The Courtyard. The boutique Cotswold country hotel and riverside wedding venue offers 24 luxurious rooms and suites, including No. 3 London Road, their exclusive honeymoon suite – comprising a sumptuous four-poster bed, spacious living room, dressing area, barrel sauna, jacuzzi and outside patio – perfect to cosy up with your love. wildthymeandhoney.co.uk

THE GLASSHOUSE HOTEL

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, The Glasshouse offers an iconic piece of history in modern times. The 77-room hotel features a rooftop garden with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and an award-winning Snug, where your guests can unwind in a cosy setting to enjoy bespoke cocktails, and of course the chance to enjoy a few drams of Scotland’s national drink - whisky. So cosy up with your true love and enjoy a warming drink at The Glasshouse. theglasshousehotel.co.uk

Best for A mix of chic city location and classic historic interiors

Best for Making every guest feel welcome, from friends to pets!

ROTHAY MANOR

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, Rothay Manor offers an elegant retreat. Set amidst mature gardens, they are the perfect venue for your intimate wedding. With a Dining room, Bar Lounge and Drawing Room with comfy seating, all generations can feel comforted and cosy at Rothay Manor. They also offer dog-friendly accommodation so even your four-legged friends can get involved! rothaymanor.co.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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From the moment I drove through the grand gates I was blown away by the magnificent Grade II*-listed manor - Kin House. Nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, this glorious manor is surrounded by 10 acres of peaceful gardens and a private woodland - this is the ultimate wedding hot spot. Kin House has an immense 12 bedrooms sleeping up to 24 guests. Each room has been carefully designed by British design studio Barlow & Barlow - bringing colour, pattern and embellishment to the recently restored maximalist manor. Elegant touches adorn each spacious room with luxury bathrobes, Roberts radio, HD TV, Nespresso machine and a mini bar full of treats. Some rooms even come with a bathtub, ideal for a pre-morning wedding pamper. Getting party ready with Kin House is a breeze; the Dressing Room - kitted out with a hair washing station; hair tools and large mirrors is the best way to start your celebrations early. Beauty concierge company Ruuby offer beauty services for private events, so you can enjoy getting pampered before the big day! There are a variety of rooms that can be used for your wedding ceremony, reception, or even a stylish hen do. With the capacity to hold up to 200 guests, Kilvert Hall has a spacious dance floor, gorgeous bar and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gardens - perfect for your wedding photos. This space is a must for a lavish, large wedding. High ceilings, pink textured walls and an original 18th Century fireplace - The Hearth Room is a favourite of mine. With the space to hold 35 seated guests or 100 standing, this is a delightful space for a wedding reception. A delightful breakfast buffet of freshly squeezed fruit juice, pastries and a selection of fruits will tempt your taste buds, as will the hearty traditional breakfast menu, cooked to perfection. During my time at Kin House, I enjoyed cocktails and canapes in the Fitz Bar prior to a gin infusing masterclass. The Fitz Bar and Drawing Room together can host up to 100 guests. If you’re planning a more intimate do, the Drawing Room is suitable for 20 seated guests. Beautiful details enrich the room: a tortoiseshell finish on the bar, contemporary art displayed on the pretty pink walls and gold hardware embellishing the space. The picturesque Fitz Bar is the ultimate insta118

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worthy space for a chic hen do and pre-wedding celebrations. During my stay, I enjoyed a delectable meal created by in-house chefs paired with fine wine carefully curated by Cave Bristol, an independent wine bar and shop located in Bristol. To entertain guests, the team at Kin House can arrange a variety of activities including cocktail-making workshops and wine tasting. During my stay, I had the opportunity to join Soul Pilates who offer stimulating and relaxing pilates classes for all. During warm summer evenings, alfresco feasting in the woodlands is always popular. Outdoor wedding ceremonies in the captivating woodlands are also available and there is even an option for a glamping set-up. Kin House is the ultimate design-led party house, available to host a variety of private events from weddings to hen dos to retreats. The team have over 10 years’ experience planning events so you are sure to have the time of your life. This exclusive private house is the place to be for a picture perfect weekend. Full weekend weddings are available at Kin House and take place on a Friday and Saturday, starting from £37.5k. 24hr dry-hire available from £10k. kinhouse.co.uk Image Credit: Kristin Peres

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Down Hall

As we arrived at the gorgeous location of Hatfield Heath in Essex, the stunning Down Hall estate rolled into view and we knew we were in for a treat. This luxury Italinate mansion has an extraordinary history that dates back to the 11th century and offers so many options for your big day. As we strolled up to the entrance I couldn’t help but marvel at the stunning backdrops available for your wedding, from sprawling gardens to picturesque fountains, Down Hall has it all! We were lucky enough to attend their wedding showcase event that morning and were wowed to see their iconic Bridgeman Suite, which can hold up to 250 evening guests, fully decked out in all its glory. Suppliers and the Down Hall team had clubbed together to dress the venue with classy table settings, blooming flowers and stylish entertainment so we could get a

Venues sneak peek of a Down Hall wedding, anyone would be lucky to tie the knot here. With a tour of the venue from their friendly and engaging team and tasty canapés, we felt so at home and amazed by the diverse range of options for the big day, no matter your wishes Down Hall is more than accommodating. Warmed by champagne and friendly faces, we moseyed on up to our room for the evening and were pleased to sink into our comfy bed and rest our feet. With a quiet and calming colour scheme blended with luxurious materials from the cushions to the curtains, it seemed the perfect décor for you and your guests to prepare for the big day and quell those pre-wedding nerves. The luxurious en-suite boasted a waterfall shower, claw-foot bath and twin sinks, ideal for you and your love to pamper yourself side-by-side. After enjoying an Elderflower Collins at The Fox Bar, we sat down in The Garden Room with a bottle of rosé blush wine for our dinner reservations. I would recommend the crispy ballotine of chicken to start, with leeks, black truffle and a sumptuous café au lait sauce, it was divine! You can taste the freshness in their dishes, with juicy plum tomatoes from their vegetable garden alongside our 36-day aged ribeye and locally sourced produce to create the delectable chocolate orange brioche

pudding with silky créme Anglaise. With a hearty breakfast to set us up for the day and friendly service, we checked out of Down Hall with so many special memories to hold with us. You can tell Down Hall has the experience and awards to back up their reputation and as one of the most renowned wedding venues in Hertfordshire and Essex with a selection of wedding packages, it’s ideal to host your very own love story. downhall.co.uk

Horwood House

Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Horwood House combines heritage, luxury and superlative service for a truly unforgettable wedding. We arrived at the hotel via its breathtaking tree-lined driveway and were spellbound by the estate grounds, extending in all directions. This newly refurbished GradeII listed Manor House is a sight to behold, delicately positioned in the countryside, just a stone's throw away from Milton Keynes. We could definitely picture couples wanting to marry in this special location. Horwood House has just undergone a top-totoe refurbishment, and every little detail screams sophistication. They managed to blend the manor’s historic charm with the new modern touches, creating a magical backdrop for any style of event. As you walk through the venue with your glass of fizz in hand, you are captivated by the quirky artwork, grand features, sweeping staircases and fireplaces - every feature reveals a wow-factor you’ll want on your wedding day. For a wedding in the manor, the newly renovated Wedding Ceremony Room oozes elegance. The space is perfect for a blissful ceremony with incredible natural lighting shining through the bay windows. Leading directly to the Manor Bar, it’s ideal to host pre and post-wedding drinks during winter. If you’re planning a summer soirée, we suggest the beautifully manicured gardens. On our visit, we took a lovely stroll

across the grounds, and it was straight from a fairytale. Just through the Secret Garden gate, you will stumble upon the enchanting Blossom Garden, licensed for weddings. You can also choose a less traditional setting for your wedding blessing or vow renewal, such as the Manor House steps framed by elegant wisteria or the magical Well hidden amongst the woodland under the boughs of the ancient oak tree - all offering incredible photo opportunities. There’s much to experience at Horwood House, and we had the wonderful chance explore it all! We felt right at home, thanks to the warm staff, and we found plenty to keep us busy, so we are sure couples will love it too! There are beautiful dining rooms for rehearsal dinners, such as the Library with views of the garden. We tried and tested the contemporary cuisine at Harry’s Bar, and I definitely recommend trying the Teriyaki Marinated Loch Duart Salmon. If it’s a lovely day, you can also host a magical dinner or wedding breakfast next to the lily pond. Get all your friends together to spend the night before in the Manor Suites. Beautifully designed, there’s no better place to get ready for your big day. And, to get the nerves tamed, the H Spa is an idyllic spot to relax with your better half or alone. Whatever your needs for a memorable wedding, Horwood House won’t disappoint. horwoodhouse.co.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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ith the recent passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we got talking about how important it is for couples to recognise those family members who are no longer with us. At first you might find it a little awkward or difficult to include in your wedding activities, but memories of passed loved ones are throughout our ranch and take on significance when we share with couples getting married at Blame Her Ranch. Our most famous is the “Drink a little, Rub a little” bar is named after Steve’s father’s favourite saying when he drank screwdrivers, where he always seemed to splash a little on himself (rubbing it in) and then consuming the remaining portion. The ones we love most aren’t always able to be there with us to celebrate life’s milestones. Fortunately, there are many meaningful ways you can acknowledge these special people on your wedding day – here’s a list of touching ideas for how to honour and remember them.

who are there in spirit.

9. Take a moment to share what they mean to you and how much they’re missed.

10. Include a picture of them on your registry table so they can be part of your certificate signing photos.

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11. Create a photo display celebrating those who have passed. Old wedding photos are a lovely touch.

12. Acknowledge them during the reception speeches. 13. Toast with their favourite wine or include their favourite after five drink on your bar menu.

14. Incorporate a favourite food or activity of theirs into your day.

15. Dance to their favourite song. SIGNS & READINGS

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1. Include their favourite flower in your bouquet or boutonniere.

2. Attach a photo locket, piece of jewellery, handkerchief, or other personal items to your bouquet.

3. Cut a piece of your loved one’s clothing in the shape of a heart and sew it to the inside of your dress. This can also be your something old or blue. 4. Wear your father’s tie or cufflinks to remember him on the day. 5. Pin a photo to your boutonniere so they can be close to your heart.

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6. Add photos of loved ones who can’t be there to your ceremony aisle.

7. Reserve a seat for them at the front of the ceremony with a photo, flower, or candle. 8. Light a candle during the service in memory of all those

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have never been forgotten, and you never will. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk and guide us through our lives, until we meet again.” “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.” “On this special day, our thoughts are with the loved ones who could not be with us. We feel your presence in our hearts.” “Forever in our thoughts, you have never gone away. We wish you could be here to share our special day.” “Your presence is in our hearts as we say ‘I Do’. We proudly say our vows in loving memory of you.” WH BLAME HER RANCH IS AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING

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ISLAND HOPPING HONEYMOONS Your honeymoon is the ultimate adventure as a newly married couple, so why not visit a few destinations in one go? Here's our golden guide to some of the most desirable Greek Island escapes, from the Ionian to the Dodecanese!

Corfu, The Emerald Isle This cypress-speckled Ionian island is a favourite for Mediterranean honeymoons, with its bustling port towns painted in pale amber and orange, its quaint fishing villages surrounded by calm turquoise waters and its ever-tantalising Greek cuisine. While its lush green landscapes have given it the nickname of the ‘emerald isle’, its timeless relics of Byzantine, Venetian, French and British leadership have also left unique imprints on the island. With plenty of attractions, beaches and towns to roam, Corfu is the perfect blend of history, culture and natural beauty.

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There are a number of former Royal residences in Corfu that will lead you into a bygone era. One is the 19th-century Mon Repos Estate in the forest of Palaeopolis, which was given as a gift to King George I of Greece. This led to it becoming the birthplace of Prince Philip, so visiting this majestic residence gives you an insight into his life as a child. The Achilleion is another magnificent Neoclassical Palace shrouded by fragrant olive groves in the village of Gastouri, which was built as a summer residence for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

THE CHURCH OF PANAGIA VLACHERNA

It is easy to see why this is one of the most photographed churches in the world when you walk along the coastal pier to the iconic 17thcentury white monastery suspended in the ocean. Located on the southern tip of the Kanoni peninsula, the intimate chapel is adored by all who visit, and only a handful of people can fit into its intimate altar. After soaking up the enchanting atmosphere at water level, you can survey the birdseye view of the church and its neighbouring Mouse Island from one of the scenic hillside cafes, as soaring planes fly low over the ocean and into Corfu airport.

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As its namesake suggests, the channel of love is a romantic coastal feature that couples love to visit in Corfu. Situated close to the town of Sidari, the unique landform has a sheltered beach and glistening blue waters. Legend has it that couples who swim through the narrow creek will get married very soon… perfect for those who are already engaged or those who are waiting for their love to pop the question!

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This must-visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre is not only the capital of the island, but it is also an impressive mosaic of layered history. From the elegant French-inspired Liston to the temple-like Church of St George, it's a spellbinding place to wander among the maze of narrow streets overlooked by the Renaissance bell tower of Saint Spyridon Church. If you want to get an in-depth understanding of its heritage, we recommend booking a tour guide to explain the significance of Spianada Square and to recount the Ottoman battles that happened at the majestic Venetian Fortresses.

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Keen hikers will enjoy a scenic 30-minute trail from Afionas village to the twin bay of Porto Timoni in the northwest of the island. With two pristine beaches to enjoy at the end, try to start as early as possible to get the place to yourselves! Avid sailors might prefer to climb aboard a swish yacht to explore the remote islands of Paxos and Antipaxos. With the wind in your sails, you can appreciate the rugged Corfiot coastline from the clear warm waters of the Ionian Sea. With plenty of forgotten caves for snorkelling and castaway bays for heavenly beach picnics, it makes an idyllic day trip during your stay on mainland Corfu. JANUARY


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Perched on the lush San Stefano hills in northeast Corfu, Emily Williams discovers Villa Daniela, a Greek Island oasis for couples and group retreats. The best antidote for any newlywed is time spent away in sunny seclusion, where you can unwind, reflect and process the sheer joy of everything that has just happened. While honeymoon hotels and resorts are forever inviting, there is something underrated about booking a luxury villa for two. Not only do they level up the sense of privacy, but they also give you the freedom to plan your stay your way, all while enjoying the authentic feeling of a holiday home from home. There’s no denying that the Greek Islands are one of the most popular destinations for a Mediterranean honeymoon, and if you’re looking for a mix of unspoilt beauty and first-class hospitality, we recommend turning to the experts at The Greek Villas. As leading purveyors of premium villa rentals, they have a portfolio of over 500 unique properties across 34 desirable Greek destinations. From sun-soaked mansions on the mainland to romantic island residences, this family-run company of villa specialists guarantees you a spectacular and stress-free honeymoon, accompanied by the luxurious comfort of 24-7 concierge services and VIP transfers. To find a remote, undiscovered Greek getaway for your first holiday as a married couple, you often need to be in the know. The Greek Villas team will let you in on Greece’s best-kept secrets with a selection of sought-after stays that fit with your availability, budget and style. If you know what you’re after, you can be as involved in the search as you wish, or you can sit back and let them find your perfect match. By getting to know your specific tastes and preferences, the warm and welcoming staff always go above and beyond to tailor every detail of your honeymoon itinerary. The recently renovated 7-bedroom Villa Daniela in the northeast hills of Corfu set the scene for my first experience with The Greek Villas, and it set the bar high. Looking over the quaint port village of Agios Stefanos with the azure ocean and Albanian mountains beyond, the panoramic views were startlingly beautiful and visible from every corner of the villa. Inside, the tasteful interiors were neutral and modern, while the large sliding doors created an extension of the open-plan kitchen. Mastering the concept of indoor-outdoor living, there were multiple alfresco dining areas, a barbecue station and tempting poolside loungers to soak up the summer sunshine.

who prepared outstanding culinary experiences and a private cooking class for us all, while catering to specific dietary requirements. As if by magic, the immaculately presented plates emerged from the professional kitchen below the swimming pool and appeared on the table, which recreated the exclusive atmosphere of a restaurant's private dining room. From succulent lemon sea bass and feta-filled Greek salads to hearty bowls of Corfiot Pastitsada, a traditional pasta dish with slow-cooked braised beef in a spicy tomato sauce, the chefs treated us to flavoursome meals that I still think about today. Located just two kilometres from the beach and a short drive away from the fascinating attractions shown to us on a tour by Corfu Holidays Direct, Villa Daniela is in an idyllic location to explore the beauty of Corfu. But just when you think a villa is a convenient launchpad to island adventures, there’s also so much to enjoy within the property’s perimeter. One afternoon, the Aurelia Spa team created a wellness haven by the pool, and we floated away into blissful relaxation as the sun set over the horizon. The lights were twinkling in the bay as I woke up from my massage slumber, adding to the magical open-air setting. It’s often said that you need at least a week away to ease into full holiday mode, but here at Villa Daniela with the whole place to yourselves, tranquillity prevails and life slows from the moment you walk through the door. It’s a homely honeymoon hideaway with all of the touches you could wish for from any luxury hotel.

Villa Daniela has a starting rate of 10,000 euros per week for the 2023 season. To find your dream honeymoon villa in Greece, visit: thegreekvillas.com/destinations/corfu-villas/san-stefano/daniela/

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Hop on and join Charlotte Saunders on her adventures around the islands of Rhodes, Symi and Halki, hidden treasures on the Grecian coastline... Scattered across the dazzling Aegean Sea, you will find the picturesque Greek islands, ideal for an island hopping trip of a lifetime! During my time in Greece I explored Rhodes, Symi and Halki to experience the Olympic Holidays package deals available. Island hopping in Greece is a fabulous and hassle-free way to experience the joys and character of each individual island and is a popular choice for newlyweds. WHEN IN RHODES My adventure started with the island of Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands. Known for endless beaches with crystal clear waters, divine fine dining and a Medieval Old Town with charming churches and ancient ruins, this is the ideal spot for either a romantic break or a lively party holiday. If you’re planning a hen weekend, Rhodes is the place for you. You will find a sublime variety of bars and restaurants to enjoy cocktails, delicious Greek food and live music that’ll take you late into the night. Thriving with culture, there is an unrivalled choice of places to visit when in Rhodes. If you are looking for a family friendly escape with stunning sandy beaches, pretty winding streets, and whitewashed walls, Lindos is the place to be. Or you may choose the walled city of Rhodes Old Town, full of history and impressive architecture with numerous shops, bars, and market squares, with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. LUXE LIVING During my time in Greece, I stayed at Grecotel LUX ME Dama Dama in Rhodes, named after the dama-dama deer that you will only find living here on the island! The all-inclusive holiday concept Dama-Dama offers combines a superb seafront location with modern design, service, entertainment and delectable food and beverage. With an immense 318 rooms and an exceptional collection of 17 room types, this striking hotel is the ultimate hot spot. Dama Dama sits within the picturesque Blue Flag Kallithea beach. The sea view from my Lux Me Guestroom balcony 126

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was simply breathtaking, and the sunrise I woke up to every morning reflecting on the gleaming sea was something else! The neutral interior tones are juxtaposed with brightly coloured, bold patterned artwork and furnishings. Stunning details enrich each individual room: the sea-inspired embellished cushion covers and sculptured lamps reflect a touch of Greece. If the stunning beach isn't enough for sunbathing, the hotel has three pools, including a 100-metre freshwater outdoor pool, children's pool and waterslides. Located right by the beach and outdoor bar, you get the best of both worlds. With cabanas and sunbeds dotted throughout, this is the ideal base while island hopping. Dama Dama has five exceptional restaurants, including late night snack bars and a beach lounge. During my stay, I experienced a variety of these superb eateries. Dama Dama is a Mediterranean buffet style restaurant in the hotel, serving a variety of fresh foods with a divine selection of desserts, this is a popular, family friendly spot. With the option to be seated outside, the view of the spotlights glistening onto the stunning outdoor pool with the warm climate and gentle breeze created an immensely peaceful atmosphere. Caffe Italia offers classic Italian dishes and hot stone specialities. During my alfresco dining experience, I enjoyed a three-course meal from the carefully selected menu. For my starter, I couldn’t resist the grilled vegetable bruschetta, the beautifully designed colourful dish was picture perfect. For my main course I devoured mushroom and ricotta tortellini before finishing off with a delightful profiterole dessert. The aesthetic plating of the food combined with the superb service was spot on for my dining experience. A restaurant not to miss is Tavernaki Olive Oil, which specialises in spectacular Greek plates using the best local produce. Located on a balcony overlooking the resort and surrounded by foliage and candles, this is the place for a romantic dinner with a loved one.


Travel During my time at Halki I spent the afternoon on Potamos beach, only a 15-minute walk from the port, and in a spectacular, private setting. Despite Potamos being the most popular beach on the island, I was surprised at how peaceful it was. There are numerous sunbeds and umbrellas situated around the beach that can be hired for a small fee, or you also have the option to sit on the sandy strip of beach. This idyllic swimming spot was blissful for an afternoon swim, the sheltered bay with shallow waters is excellent for a family holiday. Overlooking the bay, you will find Nick Taverna, a traditional Greek restaurant, serving up fabulous fresh food. You can also enjoy an ice-cold cocktail from the bar while admiring the gentle sea view.

ISLAND HOPPING Greece is designed for hassle-free island hopping for people who crave stunning scenery steeped in history and a Mediterranean climate. During my stay in Rhodes, I took day trips to the surrounding islands, Symi and Halki. This enabled me to have a base while experiencing the ultimate island hopping venture. If you’re after a beach based holiday with a touch of adventure, island hopping is the perfect choice for you. STUNNING SYMI As I took to the seas by ferry across the Aegean waters, I arrived in Symi 90 minutes later. One of Greece’s best kept secrets is the island of Symi, with colourful hillside houses greeting you as you sail up to shore, it was breathtaking. I arrived on the island to the sun glistening on the blue sea with numerous elite yachts dotted around the harbour, the majestic feel to the port captivated me instantly. After spending the morning exploring the boutique shops and taking in the glorious views I enjoyed lunch at Nireus Hotel. Positioned on the waterfront, I indulged in a traditional chicken souvlaki paired with Greek salad and tzatziki. The sound of the waves crashing onto the shore created an exquisite location to devour my splendid Greek cuisine. The neoclassical Nireus Hotel is the ultimate location for an intimate destination wedding, with the hotel team always on hand to help, they will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams in the most idyllic setting. If you’re looking to incorporate an overnight stay while at Symi, you can find a variety of traditional apartments and hotels on the island. Taxiarchis Apartments, located in a quiet area of the island radiates a rural feel suitable for a relaxing stay. Pedi Beach Hotel is a stunning choice for an authentic Greek retreat, with a beachfront setting and many on-site facilities - this is the ideal choice for a more restful and calm holiday. A HIDDEN GEM: HALKI The final island I visited was Halki, a small island in the Dodecanese island group, just 6km west of Rhodes. After a short ferry journey from Rhodes I arrived at the postcard-worthy destination. Similar to Symi, you are greeted to colourful, Lego-like houses around Nimporio port, the main port of Halki constructed around a large bay. The picturesque port is surrounded by traditional tavernas, cute boutique shops and many cafes to explore.

With the Olympic Holiday packages, you have the option to stay at Halki overnight, with accommodation owned and managed by Greek hosts, it is suitable for couples and families, offering an authentic Greek experience. Aretanassa Hotel is a great choice for a longer stay, the hotel has a prime waterfront position, giving you spectacular views from the majority of the 19 boutique style rooms. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace with a view of the pastel coloured hilltop houses and the stunning boats dotted throughout the turquoise sea. Fourlanou House offers three separate apartments, two of which can sleep up to six people, ideally suited for a family-friendly holiday. Each apartment is fully furnished yet spacious with modern interiors ensuring a comfortable, homely stay.

To book your dream island hopping honeymoon, visit olympicholidays.com or call 0208 492 6868 This hidden gem of an island gives you a feel of authentic Greece and you can tailor your day depending on what you’re seeking. For me, a day trip was plenty of time to explore the island, although to spend time to unwind with a loved one, the beautiful island of Halki would make a tranquil holiday destination for a longer stay. IN A NUTSHELL Island hopping is totally unique to what you desire, whether you decide day trips are the option for you, or overnight stays, Olympic Holidays can tailor flexible itineraries to work with your preference and budget. Depending on what islands you decide to visit, maybe two, three or more, Rhodes is an ideal base for an island hopping experience that can be relaxing or lively and culturally enlightening. The Greek islands are a favourite among honeymooners. Travelling to new destinations, delving into culture and having a romantic escape is a wonderful way to start married life. You will be mesmerised by the characteristics of the islands, known for ancient Greek architecture, exquisite fine dining and striking scenery. Island hopping around Greece will ensure newlyweds enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon. A 10-night island hopping holiday package around Rhodes, Symi & Halki ranges from £1,885pp based on two people travelling. The package includes return flights to London Gatwick airport, transfers and baggage. WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Romance in Chania, Crete This glorious Greek island enchants all visitors with its rich culture, endless balmy beaches and spirited hospitality. There’s nothing not to love about Crete. Ideally nestled in the south of the Aegean Sea, it’s the biggest of the Greek islets, offering endless opportunities to couples visiting on their romantic escapade. Riddled with riveting landscapes and a plethora of activities to partake in, you’ll have the honeymoon of dreams. If you’re looking for a place to relax, Crete offers intimate coves and a golden shoreline you won’t want to miss out on. Beyond the sun-soaked stretches of sand, lies an island brimming with incredible landmarks, quaint villages and idyllic countryside to explore.

on your trip is a stop at the celebrated Balos Lagoon, where Balos beach is the jewel in the crown with its magical pink-white sand. You can paddle board and explore the surroundings and enjoy a delicious boozy lunch with all the best Greek cuisine on offer, all on your own private yacht. The cruise also takes you to the pirate island of Gramvousa, where a path will take you to admire the unspoilt view from the magnificent Venetian Castle perched at the very top.

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Chania’s Old Town is a treasure trove just waiting to be uncovered. Bustling with ancient traditions, it’s a place where different civilisations have flourished, and as you walk along its streets, you’ll feel the soul of this melting pot of cultures. There’s nothing better than heading out into town and taking a romantic stroll along the old Venetian Port, especially at sunset. Wandering along the Chania port, you’ll encounter the Instagram-worthy lighthouse, the Küçük Hasan Pasha Mosque and the Firkas fortress. After your leisurely walk along the promenade, you can pop in one of the traditional tavernas and delight in the local cuisine.

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The soothing Mediterranean climate of Crete makes it a perfect destination for your getaway. With a pearlescent coastline to soak up the sun and crystal-clear waters to delve into, couples will be drawn to Crete instantly. You can drive across the island to uncover the unspoilt beaches, or we recommend grabbing your love by the hand and sailing away on a romantic yacht cruise. Explore the azure waters of Chania with Chania Yachting (chaniayachting.gr), and enjoy one of their private cruises in one of the most mesmerising corners of Europe. Unmissable

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Renowned for its culinary delights, Crete is a food lovers' paradise. You can’t travel to Greece without indulging in the savoury and sweet delicacies on offer across the island. As a result of the myriad of influences, the choice of foods is varied and diverse. To savour the best Crete has to offer, why not make your way to the enchanting town of Anoskely, immersed in lush olive groves, vineyards and fragrant lemon and orange trees? Here, you’ll find Anoskeli S.A. (anoskeli.gr), a familyrun company specialising in locally produced olive oil and Cretan wine. Plan a date in this magical hilly location and tantalise your taste buds with meze and rich olive oil, all accompanied by an opulent local wine. For a hearty meal out, Frosini’s Garden is another option for a special experience with your partner. All prepared on an open fire, and with cooking classes on hand, you’ll get a taste of proper Mediterranean cuisine in a mesmerising Greek setting. 128

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Hoping for a paradisiacal honeymoon away from the crowds? Then look no further than Asterion Suites & Spa, a Cretan sanctuary designed for adults, tried and tested by our Editor… As the name suggests, Asterion Suites & Spa is a place like no other. Named after the Greek God born from a supernova, the hotel brims of a special aura and light. Here, you and your spouse can unwind and create magical memories together. And, did you know? You can book your unforgettable luxury experience via easyJet Holidays. By booking with easyJet Holidays, you don’t have to worry about luggage, transfers or your flights in and out of Crete now, that’s a great way to kick off your honeymoon! Blessed with panoramic views over the sparkling blue Aegean Sea and Saint Theodore Island’s nature reserve, Asterion Suites & Spa is located directly on a tranquil beach on the west coast of Crete in Pyrgos Psilonerou. Even though the hotel is tucked away, it’s the perfect gateway to all the wonders Chania boasts. You’ll be pleased to know that it’s only a stone’s throw away from the airport, Chania’s Old Town, and the most famous beaches on this side of the island. A true highlight of the hotel is the modern sophistication that shines throughout. The minimalist and earthy décor puts you at ease, and the warm hospitality is something you’ll cherish forever. These attributes make this 5-star location a perfect recommendation for honeymooners. This chic Cretan hotel blends the natural splendour of the islet with the contemporary amenities couples look for when booking their romantic hideaway. Offering both a place in the sun directly on the beach or by the photoworthy pool, you can spend lazy days chilling and sipping refined cocktails. Newlyweds might prefer to spend time by their private pool or swim-up one, and luckily, out of the 67 fully renovated

rooms, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And, if you want to go all out on your post-wedding holiday, opt for the universe panorama suite with a roof private pool; in the comfort of your room, you’ll be blessed with privacy and sweeping views over the sea. Wellness is at the core of Asterion, and a trip to the spa is impossible to miss. Their state-of-the-art spa proposes a range of relaxing, energising and rejuvenating body and face treatments, as well as massage therapies using traditional Cretan ingredients such as olive oil, aromatic herbs and aloe vera. It also features a seaside gazebo for bespoke treatments by the beach. For active couples, you can also book a yoga class on the beach with one of the expert therapists. Once you emerge from the cosiness of the spa, delight in a fresh meal in one of the restaurants. Matter Main Restaurant is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Honouring Cretan products, you’ll find the best quality food there is. For a romantic dinner with your love, don’t forget to visit Asterion’s Cretan à la Carte Restaurant 35°. The outdoor dining space is soothing and extremely inviting. And, on top of it all, the cuisine is exceptional. From Greek favourites to high-end seafood dishes, you’ll be tantalised by their seasonal menus. And, they won’t let you go without a shot of Raki - the nectar of Crete!

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Memories from Mexico Callum Topazio checks into two beachside resorts in the heart of Riviera Maya for adults-only adventures in a destination wedding haven…

As we descended the plane from cloudy London and the Mexican heat hit our faces, I was giddy with anticipation for the treats that awaited me over the following week. We departed Cancun airport and travelled to our first stop: the 5-star all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Upon entering the hotel, we were treated to friendly service, kind faces and a complimentary cocktail in the Heaven Lounge, only a taster of the pampering we were yet to receive. Usually present in Hard Rock venues, the décor incorporated 3,000 pieces of music memorabilia and modern designs, but the Riviera Maya hotel added a traditional Mexican twist with pops of bright colours and bold patterns. The décor flowed smoothly into my room, a brand-new Deluxe Swim-Up room situated in the Heaven adults-only area of the hotel and I couldn’t have wished for more! With a patio that backs out onto two cosy loungers and a semi-private swim-up pool that wraps around the perimeter of my accommodation, it was my favourite place to enjoy the peachy Mexican sunrises and struck me as a great honeymoon memory for all you doting couples. Refreshed from my flight with a cosy snooze in my king bed and pamper in my room’s hydro spa tub, I was eager to explore what the hotel had to offer. Bursting with stunning backdrops, with everything from beachside gazebos to garden terraces, it’s the perfect location for a destination wedding, romantic dinner or magical proposal. We wandered from the adults-only tropical Heaven area to the Hacienda family zone, but with a multitude of beachy inlets and Bali Beds dotted throughout, it all felt private and intimate. One of the highlights of their wedding packages is the versatility they offer, you can craft your day from their wedding inspiration collections to tailor the day to your wishes and give it a sophisticated, high-end feeling. So, whether you want an elopement 132

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with a floral altar and petal aisle on the beach or a large guest list with classy callas topped columns and stylish uplighting, the Hard Rock wedding planning team can make your wishes come true. After our tour we were guided to The Rock Spa, the largest spa in the Caribbean, for a combination of adult-exclusive treatments. We indulged in luxurious massages, steam rooms, hydrotherapy current pools and ice rooms for a full pamper ideal for that pre-wedding beauty prep! Fully relaxed, we had a Super Cabana booked for us by the new Oasis Pool in the Heaven Resort and got a taste of the rock and roll life with a swim-up bar, live singer and DJ playing Latin tunes for us to jive along to. They even had a poolside drinks and food service, which meant spicy margaritas on tap for us, good times! Dressed for dinner and warmed by our private tequila tasting session, we attended our VIP culinary tour around the world with the sevencourse Awaken Your Senses dinner, one of my highlights! This interactive dinner uses high-resolution projectors, a touch table, scent synchronisation and sets in a multi-sensory experience to board a flight around the world without leaving the room. The waiters brought us international delicacies, including Yorkshire puddings, beef and horseradish in a London phone box and a seafood chowder straight from the Caribbean! The tour even finished in space with your very own chocolate planet globe to smash and a tailored drink for each course, this is ideal to enjoy with your wedding party. I’ll leave the tequila-based surprise for when you book… Riviera Maya offers so many fantastic experiences to enrich your wedding or honeymoon celebrations and create some magical memories with your loved ones. One day we ventured out on a luxury catamaran, lounging on the nets at the front of the boat and snorkelling with the


Travel sting rays and turtles, it was a memory to treasure. The Tulum Extreme Excursion was an incredible mix of seven ziplines over the Mayan jungle canopy in a range of flying styles, a chance to snorkel in a mystical Mayan Cenote and a historical tour around the archaeological site of Tulum with Mayan temples to learn the history of Mexico. A great chance to explore the amazing opportunities Mexico has to offer. Hard Rock also organised a Jam Band Session in which we learnt how to play guitars, keyboards and even sang a rendition of The Beatles together on the main stage, exactly where the live band perform in the evenings. We truly felt like a rock band, even if we didn’t sound like it! We even got a chance to test our golf skills on the world-class Hard Rock 18-hole golf course and learn how to pitch and putt with an expert, a fun couple’s treat alongside a specially crafted honeymoon package. After the fast-paced excitement and adventure offered by the Hard Rock Hotel, we checked into the 5-star UNICO 20°87° Hotel for four days of tropical pampering and divine food! After a lunch of prawn and chorizo risotto at the 20.87 Restaurant, we took a tour of our new base and were wowed by the amenities on offer. Full of clean lines and neutral shades, the décor flowed from the poolside loungers and beds to the 448 rooms and classy bars, perfectly juxtaposing traditional Mexican styling with modern bohemian colours. I was staying in a stunning Alcoba Ocean View room with a panoramic balcony view of the hotel, pools and the blue ocean beyond, with a king bed, natural sisal rope details and exterior lounging area to while away the warm Mexican nights as you prepared to go for dinner. Before the sun set we headed down to the beach adjoining the back of the hotel for a traditional Shaman ritual, in which couples were blessed together with burning incense and minerals to cleanse and set them off to the best start for married life. You could even have the Shaman present at your beach elopement wedding, with the sun setting over the sea, turtles poking up between the lapping waves and white sands underfoot, UNICO 20°87° weddings are a magical event inspired by the warmth of the Riviera Maya region. After a day of dipping in and out of the adults-only pools to keep cool in the Mexican heat, we had certainly built up an appetite. The UNICO 20°87° Resort has so many culinary treats on offer, including the Asian flavours of Mura House with delicious teppanyaki and sushi (I’d recommend the beef teriyaki with ginger and toasted sesame!) and Mi Carisa’s love letter to the romantic coastlines of the Mediterranean with their Italian cuisine.

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As we were in Mexico, it was so exciting to indulge in some cuisine traditional to the Yucatan Peninsular. We had a private cooking class with a chef from the Cueva Siete restaurant and teamed up in pairs to create spicy margaritas with a chilli salt rim, creamy guacamole and joints of pork slow-cooked in banana leaves underground for hours to form delicious towering tacos. The culinary delights continued that evening with a traditional Mexican dinner at the restaurant from head chef Lula Martín Del Campo, the first female head chef in their rotating chef system in which new cooks highlight ingredients and recipes from their experiences. It was so special to enjoy dishes inspired by her mother’s meatball recipe with a rich chipotle sauce and a Horchata three milk cake with coloured confetti, it was perfect for our final evening at UNICO 20°87°. After a poolside pizza party and a chance to soak up the last of the Mexican sunshine, we boarded our flight back to London with a glowy tan, a hundred memories and new friends to treasure. With so many packages to tailor to your special day, both Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and UNICO 20°87° can fulfil your wedding wishes with any sort of celebration you want, be that a boho beachy elopement or glitzy ballroom do. After creating so many magical memories in Mexico myself, it is the perfect place for your destination wedding or honeymoon! WH Seven nights at Heaven at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya costs from £1,515 per person sharing a Deluxe Gold Room on All-Inclusive including British Airways Flights from London Gatwick, based on select September 2023 departures. To book go to www.ba.com or call 0344 493 0124. For more hotel information visit www.hrhrivieramaya.com Seven nights at UNICO 2087 costs from £2,035 per person sharing an Alcoba Tropical View King Room on All-Inclusive including British Airways Flights from London Gatwick, based on select June 2023 departures. To book go to www. ba.com/unico or call 0344 493 0124. For more hotel information visit www.unicohotelrivieramaya.com

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5 Reasons to Visit Mauritius L et the colourful sights and sounds of Mauritius entice you to book the ultimate Indian Ocean honeymoon. With its multicultural roots spanning Europe, India, Asia and Africa, Mauritius is one of the most unique countries on earth. From vivid festivals and delicious cuisine to pristine beaches and ample sunshine throughout the year, it’s no surprise why the American writer Mark Twain famously said that “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” Here are our five top reasons to visit this heavenly island nation.

ENDLESS ADVENTURE When it comes to adventure, Mauritius is an island full of endless possibilities. Whether you’d like to whizz across the longest zip line in the Indian Ocean, hike to the summit of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Le Morne Brabant, or take a helicopter flight to catch a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Underwater Waterfall illusion off the southwestern coast, there’s so much to see and do. If you are into water sports, you’ll also be spoilt for choice. From kayaking, SUP and snorkelling to wakeboarding, water skiing, diving, fishing and catamaran sailing, Mauritius offers so many ways to experience the beauty of the Indian Ocean.

CULTURAL HAVEN Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, where a multitude of different histories and faiths are woven together in harmony. One day you could be wandering through the bustling local markets and China Town in Port Louis, the next you could be touring a rum distillery or exploring a restored plantation house. Reflecting the rich diversity of Mauritian culture, the native Creole language is also a mix of French language with African, Asian and English vocabulary. Our top tip is to time your honeymoon with one of their many vibrant festivals, including Chinese New Year, Maha Shivaratri, Holi and Diwali!

FABULOUS FOOD & DRINK Mauritian cuisine mirrors the island’s eclectic fusion of cultures, offering you a total feast for the senses. You’ll find popular dishes such as a classic Provençal Daube chicken stew, a Bengali fish curry called Kalia, or the island’s Babonne fish is a Mauritian delicacy. We also recommend trying the typical street food snack of Dholl Puri as it is the national food of Mauritius. The flatbread is stuffed with ground yellow split peas and if you’re feeling brave, try it with a dab of Mazavaroo, a chilli paste with a spicy kick. Top it all off with a Ti-Punch, a rum-based cocktail while watching a legendary Mauritian sunset.

NATURAL PARADISE The island is blessed by Mother Nature in so many ways, so if you’re looking for an eco escape or a revitalising dose of vitamin D, Mauritius has it all. With only two seasons, Mauritius offers up temperatures between 22 and 30+ degrees making it an ideal year-round honeymoon destination. The wildlife is another highlight, with Aldabra giant tortoises, rare Pink Pigeons and wild dolphins calling Mauritius their home. Combining cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest with volcanic mountain scenery and miles of white sand beaches, Mauritius is a natural paradise where you can kick back in newlywed bliss.

ROMANTIC RESORTS Honeymooners continually fall in love with Mauritius, given its perfect combination of culture, climate and fun activities. Adding to this list is the spellbinding range of romantic hotels with warm and welcoming hospitality. Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels were the very first hotel group to establish on the island, setting them apart as a leader in destination weddings and luxury honeymoon retreats. With the best beachfront locations, spas, championship golf courses, varied dining options and an unrivalled choice of land and water sports, their eight hotels across the island will guarantee you an unforgettable wedding celebration and honeymoon in Mauritius.

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07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Kate’s Bespoke Catering katesbespokecatering.com 07873 633360

ACCESSORIES

Heritage Boutique

facebook.com/HeritageBoutiqueuk

07794 079787

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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JANUARY

Glen Tanar Estate glentanar.co.uk 01339 886451

WEDDING PLANNER

Celebre Weddings & Events celebre-events.co.uk 07738 936043

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicola MacQueen nicolamacqueenphotography.co.uk 07814 453702

THE DRESS

Satin & Silk Bridal

satin-and-silk-bridal-boutique.ueniweb.com

07939 112158

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

Sanpado facebook.com/sanpadopetals 01356 622219

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Cake Addict facebook.com/CakeAddict 07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Kate’s Bespoke Catering katesbespokecatering.com 07873 633360

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com/our-shops/edinburgh

0131 556 9121

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Danger Zone Wedding Band dangerzoneweddingband.co.uk 07708 072108

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Made at 94 wedding.madeat94.com 01382 339640

| BATH - N/E SOMERSET 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

Crescent Flower Shop crescentflowers.co.uk 01225 312999

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something for Everyone sfehire.co.uk 07988 730228

THE CAKE

Heidi’s Cakes

heidiscakesbath.co.uk

07778 222600

STATIONERY

Hunter Gatherings hunter-gatherings.com 07791 960632

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

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

Symposia Marquees symposiamarquees.com 07813 543251

GIFTS & FAVOURS

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

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WEDDING PLANNER

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

WEDDING VENUES

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WEDDING VENUES

Glen Tanar Estate glentanar.co.uk 01339 886451

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| ABERDEENSHIRE

| BEDFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUES

Crescent Hall crescenthall.co.uk 01582 723386

WEDDING PLANNERS

Shazelly's Events shazellysevents.co.uk 07710 445941

PHOTOGRAPHY

Big Little Dreams

biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk

07986 451317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk . 07496 631318

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Kelly Marie Prescott

fb.com/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist

07788 793484

FLOWERS

Harpur Centre Florist harpurcentreflorist.co.uk 01234 218761

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Westways Carriages westwayscarriagehorses.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

ACCESSORIES

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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PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Kemp chriskemp.co.uk 07740 042939

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07766806759

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

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

ACCESSORIES

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

Supreme Gift Dance Company supremegiftdancecompany.com 07719 055951

WEDDING VENUES

Walton Castle waltoncastle.com 0800 014 6101

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

Femme Petale femmepetale.com 07515 856339

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

ACCESSORIES

Audio Guest Book audioguestbook.co.uk 07816 049767

THE CELEBRANT

The Cotswold Celebrant thecotswoldcelebrant.co.uk 07849 391403

THE ENTERTAINMENT

| BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 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

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Kelly Marie Prescott

fb/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist/

07788 793 484

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999327049

ARRIVE IN STYLE

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

THE CAKE

Euthymia Cakes euthymia.co.uk 07930 875 908

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne Designs annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

ACCESSORIES

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 0118 957 5995

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies By Nicola West ceremoniesbynicolawest.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

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

The Covered Function Band thecovered.co.uk 07818 061 585

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07814 448598

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

MARQUEE HIRE

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884 287436

MARQUEE HIRE

SPECIAL TOUCHES

MK Paw Patrol mkpawpatrol.co.uk 07737 633 837

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WEDDING PLANNERS

My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

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WEDDING VENUES

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

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| BERKSHIRE

| CAMBRIDGESHIRE WEDDING VENUES

St. Audries Park countryhouseweddings.co.uk 01787 477 778

WEDDING PLANNERS

Harness & Co harnessandco.co.uk 01480 472085

PHOTOGRAPHY

Liz Greenhalgh lizgreenhalgh.co.uk 07739 853 413

THE DRESS

Susan Nicholas Opulent Bride 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

ACCESSORIES

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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Abigail Lucy - Luxury Weddings abigail-lucy.com 07495 062553

Out Of The Ordinary outoftheordinaryweddings.com 07900 954 051

Craige Barker Photography craigebarker.com 07968 146210

Mckenzie-Brown mckenzie-brown.com 0784 659 0458

PHOTOGRAPHY

THE DRESS

Along Came Eve alongcameeve.com 01244 310 700

THE RING

Trust & Co trustandco.co.uk 01244 344 700

LOOKING GOOD

Poppy Michelle poppymichelle.co.uk 07834 772 764

FLOWERS

Flowers by Bethany flowersbybethany.co.uk 0161 737 2322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Shabang Car Hire shabangweddingservices.co.uk 07949 565362

THE CAKE

Mel's Amazing Cakes melsamazingcakes.com 01244 294444

STATIONERY

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

CATERING

PHOTOGRAPHY

THE DRESS

Coastal Bridal coastalbridal.co.uk 07476 099 959

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Nails by Tina nailsbytina.co.uk 07736 069227

FLOWERS

Jane Lawrence Flowers janelawrenceflowers.com 07771 508079

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Cool 4 Campers cool4campers.co.uk 07914 015540

THE CAKE

BB's Gluten Free Bakery bbsbakery.com 01209 255225

STATIONERY

The St. Ives Co. thestivesco.co.uk 01736 791891

CATERING

Hyacinth Vintage Ice Cream Van hyacinthicecreamvan.co.uk 07513 746045

The Good Food Catering thegoodfoodcateringco.co.uk 01840 211 118

TRY Designs

Handmade Pearl Jewellery UK handmadepearljewelleryuk.com 07909 923581

ACCESSORIES

etsy.com/uk/shop/TRYDesignsx

Taliyaary88@hotmail.com

THE CELEBRANT

Louise C Smith Celebrant louisecsmith.co.uk 07841 839 646

ENTERTAINMENT

Jolly Good Photo Booth jollygoodphoto.co.uk 07811 349318

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event and Tipis bigdayevent.co.uk 01513538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Steve Friend -Brilliant Travel

facebook.com/stevefriendbrillianttravel

01270 669 084

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WEDDING VENUES

The Cow Shed Weddings thecowshedweddings.co.uk 01752 823167

JANUARY

ACCESSORIES

THE CELEBRANT

Cornish Celebrants cornishcelebrants.co.uk 07716 992 526

THE MUSIC

John Green Dynamic Entertainments

johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk

0797 051 9161

MARQUEE HIRE

Cornish Tent Co. thecornishtentcompany.com 01872 810830

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Cornish Store thecornishstore.co.uk 01326 315514

| DERBYSHIRE

WEDDING VENUES

Mapperley Farm Events mapperleyfarm.co.uk 07807 812 938

WEDDING PLANNER & STYLIST

The Secret Bridesmaid thesecretbridesmaid.com 07847 643 571

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mcara Photography mcaraphotography.co.uk 01332 650 800

THE DRESS

Yes Bridal Studio yesbridalstudio.co.uk 01629 343 115

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Hayley Marie Artistry hayleymarieartistry.co.uk 07864 515 843

FLOWERS

Sarah's Floral Studio sarahsfloralstudio.co.uk 07986 826 270

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Exclusive Wedding Car exclusiveweddingcar.co.uk 07721 404 943

THE CAKE

Cakes by Nancy cakesbynancy.co.uk 07858 611 236

STATIONERY

The Smallprint Company smallprintcompany.com 07948 266 652

CATERING

Rhubarbar

rhubarbar.com

0115 648 0939

SPECIAL TOUCHES

First Dance Steps firstdancesteps.co.uk 07922 691 494

THE CELEBRANT

Tracey Eastwood Celebrant traceyeastwood.co.uk 07792 161 863

THE MUSIC

Smooth Duo Dinner Music smoothduo.co.uk 07789 023 943

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis and Marquees bigdayevent.co.uk 01513 538 735 ACCESSORIES & VENUE STYLIST DEE@ANYOCCASION2PARTYLTD

anyoccasion2party.co.uk 07891 458 931

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WEDDING PLANNERS

| CORNWALL

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WEDDING VENUES

Delamere Manor delameremanor.co.uk 01606 261 361

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| CHESHIRE

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

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Lucky Sixpence theluckysixpence.co.uk 07786 546207

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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PHOTOGRAPHY

Cole Young Photography cole-youngphotography.com 07985647042

THE DRESS

Valentia Bridal Boutique valentiabridalboutique.com 0333 800 3494

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Make Over Box makeover-box.co.uk 07983 333834

FLOWERS

Ginger Lily Florists gingerlilyflorists.co.uk 01273 504904

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Maple leaf Carriage Company mapleleafcarriages.com 01323 847482

THE CAKE

Harry Batten Cakes harrybatten.co.uk 01444 229 884

STATIONERY

Lavender Avenue lavenderavenue.co.uk 07969 803370

THE GROOM

Dickies Menswear dickiesmenswear.co.uk 01424 445899

ACCESSORIES

Love Vintage Furniture lovevintagefurniture.co.uk 01273 689891

WEDDING PLANNERS

I Do Weddings & Events Planning idosussex.com 07366 777 790

THE MUSIC

All Things Strings allthingsstrings.co.uk 07535 924100

MARQUEE HIRE

Sussex Marquees sussexmarquees.co.uk 01825 750276

GIFTS & FAVOURS

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01403 214740

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

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Tiny Soap Lab tinysoaplab.uk 07895 321214

FLOWERS

Elishas Floral Design elishasfloraldesign.co.uk 0798 9474958

ARRIVE IN STYLE

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

THE VENUE

Country House Weddings countryhouseweddings.co.uk 01787 477 778

STATIONERY

33 Pixels

33pixels-wedding-stationery.com

07956 086 607

CATERING

Prestige Bars & Catering prestigebars.co.uk 0147 371 9787

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Roysten creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Next Chapter Ceremonies nextchapterceremonies.co.uk 07761 037 271

THE MUSIC

She Music Global shemusicglobal.com 07949 574956

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811

WEDDING VENUES

Llanthony Secunda Priory llanthonysecunda.org 01452 563499

WEDDING PLANNER

Smitten Weddings smittenweddings.co.uk 07760 357044

PHOTOGRAPHY

Martin Dabek Photography martindabek.com 07906 383159

THE DRESS

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

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416154

LOOKING GOOD

Sasha Brown Makeup sashabrownmakeupartist.com 07961537412

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

Bella Paper Studio etsy.com/shop/bellapaperstudio 07883030136

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

Shibumi shibumistyle.com 01453832098

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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CELEBRANT

Stewart O' Sullivan stewartosullivancelebrant.co.uk 07791 590876

WEDDING VENUE

St. Audries Park countryhouseweddings.co.uk 01787 477 778

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WEDDING VENUE

The Cherry Barn thecherrybarn.co.uk 07796545258

| ESSEX .........................................................................................................................................

| EAST SUSSEX

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa lastdropvillage.co.uk 01204 873500

WEDDING PLANNERS

Tracy Levin Events tracylavinevents.co.uk 01625 538999

PHOTOGRAPHY

Craige Barker Photography craigebarker.com 07968 146210

THE DRESS

Eliza May Atelier elizamayatelier.com 07341 855907

THE RING

Thomas Wood Jewellers thomaswoodjewellers.co.uk 0161 764 6770

LOOKING GOOD

Lisa Larner Stylist facebook.com/hairbylisalarner 07867 381421

FLOWERS

Flowers by Bethany facebook.com/Flowersbybethanyltd 0161 7372322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Mr & Mrs Wedding Cars

crilly38.wixsite.com/mrandmrsweddingcars

07941 338981

STATIONERY

Elysian Wonder elysianwonder.co.uk 07867 416355

CATERING

Barfi Catering barficatering.co.uk 07545 809628

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Bliss Events By Katie blisseventsbykatie.com 07891 175456

THE CELEBRANT

Fab Ceremonies fabceremonies.com 07545 759188

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Fresh Prints Photo Booths freshprintsphotobooths.co.uk 07946 583299

MARQUEE HIRE

Events Co eventsco.info 07951 250497

ACCESSORIES

Inkspiration Artist inkspirationartist.com 07894 075222

THE CAKE

Mel's Amazing Cakes melsamazingcakes.com 01244 294444

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Dawn Bennett dawnbennettweddingplanner.com 07918 165 104

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Hamilton ashleyhamiltonphotography.co.uk 07481 686262

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07766806759

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

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

Created by Magic createdbymagic.com 07778512488

CATERING

On The Hoof Bar & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07971 833 035

THE CELEBRANT

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

THE ENTERTAINMENT

David Hitchcott MMC davidhitchcott.co.uk 07531 923606

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Pawfect Adventures pawfectadventures.co.uk 07392 852024

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| HEREFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES

Oasis Lodges oasislodges.co.uk 07946 595835

WEDDING PLANNERS

The Party Perfectionist partyperfectionist.co.uk 07494 880583

PHOTOGRAPHY

Zara Davis zaradavisphotography.com 07713 338 056

THE DRESS

Hill Bridal hillbridal.com 07936 270622

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416154

LOOKING GOOD

Auburn Hair

facebook.com/Auburn-Hair-by-Amy/

07921 936 965

FLOWERS

Lynne Jessett Floristry lynnejessettfloristry.com 07815 984857

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something Blue Gloucester somethingbluegloucester.co.uk 01452 649055

THE CAKE

Home Farm Kitchen homefarmkitchen.com 07960 071626

STATIONERY

Bella Paper Studio etsy.com/shop/bellapaperstudio 07883 030136

CATERING

Trucked Up truckedup.co.uk 07482 694644

SPECIAL TOUCH

Gemma Charlotte Events gemmacharlotteevents.co.uk 07903 381064

THE CELEBRANT

Unique Celebrancy by Sandy uniquecelebrancybysandy.co.uk 07961 586964

THE MUSIC

Illuminight Mobile Disco illuminightmobiledisco.co.uk 07852606823

MARQUEE HIRE

Alternative Stretch Tents alternative-stretch-tents.co.uk 01920 830256

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Gemma Charlotte Events gemmacharlotteevents.co.uk 07903 381064

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WEDDING VENUES

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

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| HAMPSHIRE

| HERTFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES

The Grange Northwood thegrangenorthwood.co.uk 01923 606760

WEDDING PLANNERS

Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessy Papasavva Photography jessypapasavvaphotography.com 07985 482325

THE DRESS

Birdcage Bridal Boutique birdcagebridal.com 01707 394411

THE RING

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke heulwenlewisbespoke.com 07843 559 856

LOOKING GOOD

Hayley Simpson hayleysimpson.co.uk 07957 204 683

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999327049

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

Handmade by Me handmadebyme.co.uk 07769 490452

CATERING

The Cocktail House the-cocktailhouse.com 07825 512 777

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Alison Ann thecivilcelebrant.com 07715 666 506

THE MUSIC

She Music Global shemusicglobal.com 07949 574956

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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| LANCASHIRE

WEDDING VENUES

The Dreys thedreys.co.uk 01622 236550

WEDDING PLANNERS

Signature Moments

signaturemoments.co.uk

01322 284105

PHOTOGRAPHY

Michelle Walsh michellewalshphotography.com 07723 467103

THE DRESS

Country Brides of Faversham countrybrides.co.uk 01795 539222

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Kerry Anne Make Up Artist www.kerryannmakeup.com 07472 678738

FLOWERS

Louise Roots louiseroots.com 07711 145170

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Nandra Chauffeur Services nandraweddingcarhire.co.uk/ 07486 401799

THE CAKE

Hanna's Cake Creations hannascakecreations.co.uk 07939 389761

STATIONERY

Gee Brothers geebrothers.co.uk 020 7228 4081

CATERING

Angel Catering angel-catering.business.site 01634 321915

MARQUEE HIRE

Simon P Parties & Events simonp.co.uk 01892 532200

THE CELEBRANT

Elite Toastmaster and Celebrant elitetoastmaster.com 07789 893561

THE MUSIC

Choice DJ choicedj.co.uk 07768 633480

ACCESSORIES

Howard & Co Attire

instagram.com/howardandco_attire/

07857 007007

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Furrytail Weddings furrytail-weddings.co.uk 07942 704985

WEDDING VENUES

Eaves Hall eaveshall.co.uk 01200 4525271

PLANNER

Weddings by Angela weddingsbyangela.co.uk 07496491032

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tom Benson Photography thomasbonephoto.com 07875378674

THE DRESS

Confetti Rain Bridal confettirainbridal.co.uk 01253 357 083

THE RING

Oscar and Olivia Jewellery oscarandolivia.co.uk 0161 952 4230

LOOKING GOOD

Meraki Studio merakistudiospreston.co.uk 07514 555814

FLOWERS

Drinkhouse Flowers facebook.com/DrinkhouseFlowers 07934 253445

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Forest of Bowland Wedding Car Hire forestofbowlandweddingcarhire.com

07403173236

THE CAKE

Cheshire Cakes by Kate

cheshirecakesbykate.wordpress.com

07852 714109

STATIONERY

Kara's Designs karasdesigns.com 07729455725

ACCESSORIES

Pretty Unique Prints prettyuniqueprints.com 07538 881870

CATERING

Fratellis Catering & Events LTD google.co.uk/fratelliscatering 07943 191421

THE CELEBRANT

Vikki Harris Celebrant vikkiharris.com 07867 662531

MUSIC

M8 Entertainments m8entertainments.com 01772 631160

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis and Marquees Ltd

bigdayevent.co.uk (+44) 1513538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Bliss Events by Katie blisseventsbykatie.com 07891 175456

| LEICESTERSHIRE WEDDING VENUES

The Carriage Hall thecarriagehall.co.uk 0115 937 5300

PLANNER

The Bespoke Planner thebespokeplanner.co.uk 07964587827

PHOTOGRAPHY

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WEDDING VENUES

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The Petwood Hotel petwood.co.uk 01526 352411

PLANNER

Sarah McCabe Weddings facebook.com/sarahmccabewed 07718 7701138

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kazooieloki Photography kazooieloki.co.uk 01469 530073

Thomas Bone Photo thomasbone.com 07875378674

THE DRESS

THE DRESS

Take A Vow Bridal Studio takea-vow.co.uk (+44) 1507214161

Pink Confetti pinkconfetti.co.uk 07516374919

THE RING

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Hebe Salon m.facebook.com/Edenhinckley/ 07341824498

FLOWERS

The Personal Touch weddingflowersleicester.co.uk 01162365894

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Optima Taxis optima-taxis.co.uk 01476849212

Dawson of Stamford dawsonofstamford.com 01780 754166

LOOKING GOOD

Hayley Louise Beauty facebook.com/hayleylouisebeauty 07446 182750

FLOWERS

Mayflower & Lily mayflowerandlily.com 0758 430471

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Optima-wg Taxis optima-wg.co.uk 07403173236

THE CAKE

THE CAKE

The Cake Rooms Leicester thecakeroomsleicester.co.uk 07522095259

STATIONERY

Sophisticake sophisticake.co.uk 01526 351777

STATIONERY

Eventfully More

Millie-Stone milli-stone.co.uk 07891088980

etsy.com/uk/market/eventfully_more

07841 508640

CATERING

THE GROOM

Scotney's Of London Road scotneysoflondonroad.com 01162551222

ACCESSORIES

The Rolling Scone the-rolling-scone.co.uk 07903 883594

ACCESSORIES

Kays of Grantham kaysofgrantham.co.uk 01476 592337

John Lewis johnlewis.com 01162425777

THE CELEBRANT

CELEBRANTS

Stuart Primarolo stuartprimarolo.co.uk 07833765043

MUSIC

White Rabbit Ceilidh whiterabbitceilidhband. wordpress.com

MARQUEE HIRE

Bybrook Furniture and Events bybrookhire.co.uk 01162530888

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Stylish Weddings stylish-weddings.co.uk 01163194049

Brenda Woods Celebrant

ritualsandresolutions.godaddysites.com

07906 520 860

MUSIC

Josh Maddocks Magician joshmaddocks.com 07810 807300

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events Ltd magicaleventsltd.co.uk (+44) 1362637483

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Nail Studio Lincoln

facebook.com/Nailstudiobylaurablow

07950 207509

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Enchanting Weddings & Events enchantingweds.com 07481 951512

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Knot Media theknotmedia.com 07702 064647

THE DRESS

The Dress thedress.co.uk 020 8977 6167

THE RING

Lumo Blue lumoblue.co.uk 07951360789

LOOKING GOOD

Hair & Make Up by Gabirelle hairbygabrielle.co.uk 07931 152609

FLOWERS

Blossom and Threads blossomandthreads.co.uk 0771989 5989

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Retro Brides & Vrooms retrobrideandvrooms.co.uk 07306 595713

THE CAKE

Odette's Cake Boutique odettescakeboutique.co.uk 07754 637930

STATIONERY

MarryMe by Amoretti marrymebyamoretti.co.uk 07932726583

CATERING

Bar Brothers Events barbrothersevents.co.uk 01962 670014

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 020 7629 7711

THE CELEBRANT

Root and Branch Celebrants rootandbranchcelebrants.co.uk 07966 223 428

THE MUSIC

The Fulham Bluebelles thefulhambluebelles.co.uk 07801854021

MARQUEE HIRE

Love Tipis lovetipis.co.uk 01273 689891

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Elegant Day & Nights Events ednevents.co.uk 07505 013372

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JANUARY

The Mere Resort themereresort.co.uk 01565830155

WEDDING PLANNER

Weddings by Angela weddingsbyangela.co.uk 07496491032

PHOTOGRAPHY

Culey Photographer culeyphotography.co.uk 0781179800

THE DRESS

Meringue Bridal Boutique instagram.com/meringuebrides 01518320950

THE RING

Oscar and Olivia Jewellery oscarandolivia.co.uk 01619524230

LOOKING GOOD

Max Makeup Artistry

instagram.com/max_makeup_artistry

07843155135

FLOWERS

Bromborough Flowers bromboroughflowers.com 01512000083

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Bon Voyage Executive Travel bon-voyage.uk.com 01512226466

THE CAKE

Cake on the Lake

cakeonthelake.com

07473 555717

STATIONERY

Lucy Diamond Designs

instagram.com/lucydiamonddesigns

07977513968

CATERING

Garni Ltd www.garni.events 07817314465

ACCESSORIES

Ozzy James Events ozzyjames.co.uk 0151 245 4545

THE CELEBRANT

Fab Ceremonies fabceremonies.com 07545 759188

THE MUSIC

Bandtube bandtube.co.uk 07710 544522

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event and Tipis bigdayevent.co.uk 01513538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

My Acoustic Wedding myacousticwedding.co.uk 07561315106

WEDDING VENUES

Kimberley Hall kimberleyhall.co.uk 01603 759 447

WEDDING PLANNERS

Beau’s & Belle’s

beausandbelleseventplanners.co.uk

07593 437 520

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nick Collison nickcollisonphotography.co.uk 01508 549998

THE DRESS

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

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

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

ACCESSORIES

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

THE CELEBRANT

The Celebrant Company celebrantcompany.co.uk 07888 652814

THE MUSIC

Kavolini String Quartet 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

WEDDING VENUES

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Qvardis & The Mallard www.qvardis.net 01895 270271

WEDDING VENUES

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| NORFOLK

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The Chequered Skipper chequeredskipper.co.uk 01832273494

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

Danny Tompkins Chef dannytompkinschef.com 07745092672

ACCESSORIES

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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| NORTH YORKSHIRE

THE DRESS

Carlton Couture

instagram.com/carltoncouturebridal

0176 560 6979

THE RING

Robert Feather Jewellery robertfeatherjewellery.co.uk 0175 728 8307

LOOKING GOOD

Lois Morrow Hair and Makeup Artist @loismorrowhairandmua 07951 629785

FLOWERS

Bud Floral Designs budfloraldesigns.co.uk 07903 510231

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Superior Motor Cars superiormotorcars.co.uk 0175 936 8544

THE CAKE

Hadas Cakes @hadascakes_uk 07597 081 975

STATIONERY

The Harrogate Paperie Co. theharrogatepaperie.co.uk 07834 170 285

CATERING

The Vintage Box thevintagebox.co.uk 07881 095154

ACCESSORIES

Julie Fitzmaurice juliefitzmaurice.com 0142 356 2932

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies with Rachel ceremonieswithrachael.com 07877954485

THE ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Mark Green djmarkgreen.co.uk 07885 498777

MARQUEE HIRE

Ohana Marquees ohanamarquees.co.uk 0770 102 0293

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Throw A Dog A Bone throwadogabone.co.uk 0773 721 0044

WEDDING PLANNERS

Touch of Charm touchofcharmweddings.co.uk 07921 197 546

PHOTOGRAPHY

MAC Photography mac-photography.co.uk 07595 301 307

THE DRESS

Javellie Brides facebook.com/Javelliebrides 07851 305 514

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960 959

LOOKING GOOD

Lifeofabeautygirl By Sam Cahill lifeofabeautygirl.com 07792 377 457

FLOWERS

Sanita's Flowers sanitasflowers.co.uk 01159 620 940

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Cathedral Campers cathedralcampers.co.uk 07412 701 217

THE CAKE

Celebrity Cakes celebritycakes.co.uk 07848 946 456

STATIONERY

Jodie B Bespoke Wedding Stationery

jodiebweddingstationery.co.uk 07794 912 232

CATERING

Rhubarbar rhubarbar.com 01156 480 939

ACCESSORIES

The Hat Lady UK thehatladyuk.co.uk 07865 022 774

THE CELEBRANT

Gaynor Doherty Humanist Ceremonies

humanist.org.uk/gaynordoherty 07885 448 644

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Smooth Duo Dinner Music smoothduo.co.uk 07789 023 943

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis and Marquees bigdayevent.co.uk 01513 538 735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ryan Roworth Magician & Mind Reader

ryanroworth.co.uk 07305 040 463

WEDDING VENUES

Oxford Town Hall oxfordtownhall.co.uk 01865 252 826

WEDDING PLANNERS

Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY

Vicky Lewis Photography vickyphotography.co.uk 07748 520838

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Rosalyn’s Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203 868

LOOKING GOOD

Twists Bridal Hair and Makeup twists-hair.co.uk 07757219927

FLOWERS

Wild Rose wildroseflorist.co.uk 07498 063 809

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Iron Horse Motor Lines ironhorsemotorlines.com 07969187234

THE CAKE

The Mouse & The Cake themouseandthecake.com 07815 840795

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

The Cocktail House the-cocktailhouse.com 01923 971955

ACCESSORIES

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

| SHROPSHIRE

WEDDING VENUES

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Tim Stewart Photography timstewart.co.uk 01325 378 999

The Renaissance at Kelham Hall renaissance-kelham.com 01636 390 500

| OXFORDSHIRE .........................................................................................................................................

WEDDING PLANNERS

White Wedding & Events whiteweddingcompany.com 0774 354 2304

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WEDDING VENUES

Birdsall House birdsallestates.co.uk 01944 316 003

THE VENUE

Wrekin Forest weddings and events wrekinforestevents.co.uk 07888851813

WEDDING PLANNERS

Abigail Lucy abigail-lucy.com 07495062553

PHOTOGRAPHY

Darren Musgrove darrenmusgrove.com 07885498777

THE DRESS

Cici's Happy Ever After cicishappyeverafter.com 01630656640

THE RING

Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury goldsmithsofshrewsbury.com 01743213476

LOOKING GOOD

Angels Hair and Makeup angelshairandmakeup.co.uk 07528547767

FLOWERS

Rosie In The Garden flowersintelford.co.uk 01952502838

ARRIVE IN STYLE

GT Chauffeurs gtchauffeurs.co.uk 0790645806

THE CAKE

Baked by Linda facebook.com/bakedbylinda 0773808379

STATIONERY

Evelyn & Elliot evelynandelliot.co.uk 07967 153023

CATERING

Smoke Stop BBQ smokestopbbq.co.uk 01743851944

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies by Lisa Rogers ceremoniesbylisa.co.uk 07568980076

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

The Acoustic Underdogs acousticunderdogs.co.uk 07921 528700

MARQUEE HIRE

Freestretch freestretch.co.uk 01584 711298

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Celebrate In Style with Clair Louise celebrateinstylewithclairlouise.co.uk 07984229248

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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

Goldfinch Floral Studio goldfinchfloralstudio.co.uk 07858 393853

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something for Everyone sfehire.co.uk 07988 730228

THE CAKE

Heidi's Cakes heidiscakesbath.co.uk +(44) 7778 222 600

STATIONERY

For Those Special Moments forthosespecialmoments.co.uk 07901 525151

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

Wedding Production wedding-production.co.uk 01749 372136

THE CELEBRANT

Sustainably Ever After sustainablyeverafter.co.uk 07952 333211

THE MUSIC

Fake Plastic Chairs fakeplasticchairs.co.uk 07796 334672

MARQUEE HIRE

The Marquee Hire Company themarqueehirecompany.com 01935 881 038

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884 287436

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JANUARY

WEDDING VENUES

Mapperley Farm Events mapperleyfarm.co.uk 07807 812 938

WEDDING PLANNER & STYLIST

The Secret Bridesmaid thesecretbridesmaid.com 07847 643 571

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mcara Photography mcaraphotography.co.uk 01332 650 800

THE DRESS

Yes Bridal Studio yesbridalstudio.co.uk 01629 343 115

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360 789

LOOKING GOOD

Lucy Elliot Hair And Makeup Artist lucyelliotmua.net 07816 412 337

FLOWERS

Sarah's Floral Studio sarahsfloralstudio.co.uk 07986 826 270

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

THE CAKE

Cakes By Nancy cakesbynancy.co.uk 07858 611 236

STATIONERY

For Those Special Moments forthosespecialmoments.co.uk 07901 525151

CATERING

Rhubarbar rhubarbar.com 0115 648 0939

ACCESSORIES & VENUE STYLIST

DEE@ANYOCCASION2PARTYLTD

anyoccasion2party.co.uk 07891 458 931

THE CELEBRANT

Tracey Eastwood traceyeastwood.co.uk 07792 161 863

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Andy Taylor Magician atmagic.co.uk 07811 929 283

MARQUEE HIRE

Top Marques (UK) Ltd. topmarquesuk.com 07866 429 782

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Glamourpuss Weddings glamourpussweddings.com 07793 600 043

| STAFFORDSHIRE THE VENUE

Weston Hall Stafford westonhallhotel.co.uk 02476 312989

WEDDING PLANNERS

Clair Louise

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St Audries Park countryhouseweddings.co.uk 01787 477 778

| SOUTH YORKSHIRE

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WEDDING VENUES

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| SOMERSET

celebrateinstylewithclairlouise.co.uk

07984 229248

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bohemian Rose Photography bohemianrose.co.uk 07935 604920

THE DRESS

Karalina's Bridal karalinasbridal.co.uk 07568 517465

THE RING

John Pass Jewellers johnpass.co.uk 01782 631 076

LOOKING GOOD

Hair by Holly Daybell hairbyhollydaybell.co.uk 07590284534

FLOWERS

Sorella Florist & Event Stylist sorelladecor.co.uk 01543 642652

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Vintage Wheels Bespoke Weddings

vintagewheelsbespokeweddings.co.uk

07751 415596

THE CAKE

Liesie's Bakery liesiesbakery.com 07598 854686

STATIONERY

Amberelle Occasions amberelleoccasions.co.uk 07930 343011

CATERING

Big Slice Ltd bigslice.co.uk 0800 702 2133

ACCESSORIES

HartWood Ltd hartwoodstaffordshire.co.uk 07798 577065

THE CELEBRANT

Nigel Bould Celebrant nigelbouldcelebrant.co.uk 07508004415

THE MUSIC

ALT. Entertainments altentertainments.co.uk 07815 206253

MARQUEE HIRE

Show Systems Marquees Ltd showsystemsmarquees.co.uk +44 (0)7701082114

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Venue Perfection venueperfection.co.uk 07739 040039

| SUFFOLK

WEDDING VENUES

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

ACCESSORIES

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

TENT HIRE

Magical Events Ltd magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637483


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01344 876 600

WEDDING PLANNERS

My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kwame Osei Studios kwame-osei.com 07825 442819

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07766806759

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Beyoutiful Brides beyoutifulbrides.com 07940 497 094

FLOWERS

Floral Alchemy floralalchemy.co.uk 07766 816974

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

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

THE CELEBRANT

Professional Ceremonies professionalceremonies.co.uk 07794 097867

THE MUSIC

Phoenix String Quartet phoenixstringquartet.co.uk 02089 748984

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

SPECIAL TOUCHES

First Dance Studios firstdancestudios.co.uk 07966 513981

PLANNER

H Squared Events hsquaredevents.co.uk 07766 227781

PHOTOGRAPHY

One True Love onetruelove.co.uk 07703 700138

THE DRESS

Eva Rose Bridal evarosebridal.co.uk 01903 744115

THE RING

Aurum Jewellers aurumjewellers.com 01903 207 944

LOOKING GOOD

Alicia Sandeman aliciasandeman.co.uk 07939 273714

FLOWERS

First Class Flowers firstclassflowers.co.uk 07960 888031

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Prodrive Travel LTD prodrivetravel.info 01243 717484

THE CAKE

Maldini Cakes facebook.com/MaldiniCake 07904 623923

STATIONERY

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

Rustic By Marny etsy.com/uk/shop/RusticbyMarney 07817 771264

Topikki topikki.co.uk 07791 960632

Centre Catering centre-catering.com 01342 393938

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

CATERING

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01403 214 740

CELEBRANTS

Hannah Osmond hannahosmondcelebrant.co.uk 07780 708864

MUSIC

All Things Strings allthingsstrings.co.uk 07535 924100

MARQUEE HIRE

Great British Bell Tents greatbritishbelltents.co.uk 07765 270049

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Inflate 2 Create inflate2create.co.uk 07774 087161

CATERING

ACCESSORIES

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

THE CELEBRANT

Mikayla Celebrant mikaylacelebrant.com 07500 600506

THE MUSIC

Misters Discos mistersdiscos.com 07956 898432

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymarquees.com 01249 760302

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884287436

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WEDDING VENUES

Floran Farm Events floranfarm.com 01342 393938

WORCESTERSHIRE

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WEDDING VENUES

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WEDDING VENUES

Elmbridge Farm Weddings elmbridgefarmweddings.com 07402 818182

WEDDING PLANNER

Chouette Events chouetteevents.co.uk 07969 306341

PHOTOGRAPHY

Angela Fitch Photography angelafitchphotography.co.uk 07585 904636

THE DRESS

Gate House Brides gatehousebrides.co.uk 01905 28287

THE RING

Wedstones wedstones.co.uk 01386 641952

LOOKING GOOD

Mandy Williams Make Up mandywilliams.co.uk 07500 888999

FLOWERS

Camomile and Cornflowers camomilecornflowers.co.uk 01886 812184

ARRIVE IN STYLE

City Limos citylimos.info 0121 4598312

THE CAKE

Farm House Cakes farmhouse-cakes.com 07823 338295

STATIONERY

Elle Bee Design ellebeedesign.co.uk 01905 28997

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0121 704 1121

THE CELEBRANT

New Moon Ceremonies

abiismith136.wixsite.com/ newmoonceremonies

07486 312548

THE MUSIC

Beth Humphreys bethhumphreys.com 07958 035005

SPECIAL TOUCHES

St Johns Walkies stjohnswalkies.co.uk 01905 946719

VENUE STYLING

The Wedding House the-wedding-house.co.uk 01905 794200 WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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More than just an extraordinary setting

THE OMNIA

is a uniquely wonderful experience. Come and see for yourself.

30 Rooms including 12 Suites Library with a fireplace Restaurant Lounge Bar Sun Terrace Boardroom Wellness Center

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



Unparalleled: Sunsets in the evenings as the beach is bathed in the beautiful dying rays of the 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