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Dear Couples,

With this issue, we hope to bring lots of sunshine your way. The peak of wedding season has arrived, and whether your wedding is just around the corner or months away, I hope this edition gives you plenty of inspiration to take on the journey with you.

If you find it difficult to keep track of everything happening in the wedding world, well, you've come to the right place. We've curated a couple of special edits. Hence, you have all the necessary information to stay up to speed, starting with the latest drops from the Spring/Summer Bridal Fashion Collections. The experts have spoken and we've taken the top trends from the lead designers to help you on your quest to find the best-suited dress. And, that's not all. We've noticed much more happening on the runways, including an array of accessories we feel brides will fall head over heels for. With Ascot just around the corner, turn to page 54 to find the most flattering and chic hat designs to flaunt on your special day or after, and when it comes to staying comfortable in the sun, head to page 47 to find our favourite sandals for the season.

With Bridgerton paving the way for timeless and romantic wedding day trends, find bursts of florals and colour tones to take you back to the rich emotions of the Regency era, and if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, let us inspire you with a series of destination wedding stories and pages of details to help you curate your magical day somewhere afar.

Speaking of far away, our hot list honeymoon feature is bursting with sensational sunny destinations to make your travel dreams come alive. From safari experiences for intrepid travellers to beachy destinations for sun worshippers, read our curated list to write your first chapter of married life together... Somewhere warm! And, don't miss out on the opportunity to win a dream honeymoon escape to the Maldives, go to page 170 to find out how to enter - good luck!

Until next time, happy planning!

Eleonora x

Email me at: et@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

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Calling all fashion lovers! With the new collections launched, see what is burning up the SS25 Bridal Runways this season as we dissect the trending silhouettes, hottest designers and help you discover your dream dress.

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LUNA CHARLES

If you're looking for unique jewellery you'll never want to take o , check out Luna Charles. This female-founded British brand o ers a range of celestial-inspired pieces with jewellery, handbags hair accessories and gifting, all championing an ethereal style. Their bridal edit utilises clean details like pearls and stars to suit any bride, plus a percentage of the profits go to The Dogs Trust.

LEPELCLUB

With a name deriving from the Dutch for 'spoon,' Lepelclub are on a mission to enhance the world with luxury and elegant tableware. Their dainty and adorable pieces range from pearl cutlery to coupé glasses, letting you add the party to your décor. They would shine for a hen do set-up with a pretty in pink theme, too!

THE NORTHUMBERLAND CANDLE COMPANY

This expert wedding photographer based in Exeter, Devon is the perfect choice to reflect the natural beauty of your special day. Let Victoria Eve Photography tell your love story by capturing the emotions and milestones that mean so much to you, all in a professional and editorial way you can treasure. AMELIA

Create a sensual memory on your wedding morning with The Northumberland Candle Company, the perfect way to scent your bridal journey. Personalise your candle with your own scent or choose from their expansive selection of wax melts, all beautifully fragranced. With special themes like Coastal and Spa in their selection boxes, you can suit the smell to your venue, or perhaps gift them to a loved one to say thank you for their support.

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BOHO PARASOL HUT

Add free-spirited flair to your special day with gorgeous summer umbrellas by Boho Parasol Hut. Available to buy or hire in a range of plush colours, from statement stripes with scalloped edges to soft muted tones with vintage fringing, they will sprinkle bohemian chic into any kind of theme. Lovingly designed in the UK and easily secured into the ground, these water-resistant umbrellas with up to 50+ sun protection will make your garden wedding, honeymoon beach trip or patio celebration even more Instagrammable!

OLIVIA GIOIELLI

Founded by a mother and daughter team in a small London studio, Olivia Gioielli is a jewellery brand focusing on exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance. In our fast-paced world, this duo has found a way to slow down and appreciate precision and time in curating meaningful and bespoke pieces for their clients. They understand jewellery holds a special meaning in people's hearts, often symbolising love and commitment and to make sure every piece is a keepsake forever, the team crafts meaningful jewels with the most soughtafter materials for an ethically-sourced token of love.

CONSTANT CANDLE

Candles add an enchanting detail to your wedding table, each one a sensory delight that enhances the ambience. With Constant Candle, these fragrant memories can linger long after you exchange your vows. This UK business creates refillable candles and wax tablets that are vegan and 100% recyclable, featuring no toxins or plastic. Their luxurious blend of oils makes the perfect addition to your wedding tablescape or as favours for your guests, so you can all enjoy their sweet scent on your big day and beyond.

NEWSPAPER CLUB

As your guests settle into your wedding weekend, handing out bespoke broadsheets adds a playful personalised touch! Newspaper Club’s eye-catching templates in three di erent sizes make it easy to design your very own wedding newspaper, with options to add your wedding itinerary, travel maps, details of your love story, a bridal party blurb or even a cute couple’s crossword. With no minimum order requirement, they gracefully accommodate both large and intimate weddings too. Hit the headlines and create a keepsake your guests will treasure!

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New Season Trends

Grace the aisle with the SS25 latest bridal vogues for a picture-perfect moment

Have your Bridgerton moment with a dress inspired by the Regency era. Corsets are back and they have graced the runways this season. Making sure they fit the modern bride, designers have gone above and beyond to create comfortable and fresh styles to appeal to women. Matched with tight skirts or dramatic ballgowns, you decide whether you want a simple yet chic effect or if a dramatic and romantic dress is what you’re looking for. One thing is for sure, for additional support and structure, a corset bodice is a statement piece with lots of functions. With embroidered definitions, plunging necklines or sleek forms, corsets have made their way back into the bridal world and we can’t get enough of it.

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Coquette

Another trend worth mentioning which is having a total resurgence is coquette. Channel your inner boho queen as this beautiful craze is here to stay. We can see why brides might want to embrace this style for spring and summer weddings, with its flowy fabrics and soft detailing, coquette is the perfect look to flaunt in the sunshine. From romantic chiffon to ethereal tulle, these fabrics flow beautifully in the wind and leave you with lots of breathing room for dancing the night away. You can choose whether you want your whole gown to be covered in frill or if a couple of hints here or there tickle your fancy a bit more, you can rest assured, that you will look stunning either way. Lace is a favourite in the bridal world and this summer, you can take your bridal look further into the bohemian world with plenty of coquette.

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Drop-Waist

The drop-waist bridal gown is for sure the trend which is sweeping the bridal industry. We had seen quick glimpses of it in the last couple of years, but this season it has certainly made a bold entry as one of the main vogues for the spring/summer 2025 collections. Now, why is it so loved amongst brides you may ask? Well, this unique bridal style is an alternative for brides to showcase their upper body silhouette without cutting the body mid-height. So if your strong point is your upper body, this is a great way to showcase it. It enhances your figure and elongates you, making it the perfect alternative for shorter silhouettes. This look is certainly a way to depart from the more renowned bridal styles, offering a contemporary and cool option to parade on your wedding day. What we’ve picked up from the recent fashion shows is that you can be as creative as you like, marrying different styles for your upper and lower parts of your gown.

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Short Dresses

Short dresses have become a staple for weddings and when spring and summer come around, we see more of these styles dotting the aisles all over the world. These designs look great on any occasion, whether a city wedding is what you have planned or if you have decided to marry by the sea. Whichever the case, there is a design to match your style. Indeed, we all know mini dresses are the ideal option if you want to change midway through your event, especially before hitting the dance floor, and most minis not only fit the wedding day brief but can be worn for many more occasions, such as anniversaries, honeymoon celebrations or any other special occasion. For all of you brides who love this style, don’t worry, the designers have plenty of looks for you this season.

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Sleeves

Sheer, puff and detachable sleeves are not going anywhere, crafting the sophisticated look you want on your special day. If on your wedding day you want to follow a more traditional route, it doesn’t mean you have to abide by over-saturated fashions. We’ve seen with the Bridal Fashion Weeks that across the runways designers have made sure to feature new ways of proposing sleeves, making sure every bride has a fresh and one-of-a-kind way to express their personal style on their wedding day. Now, from what we’ve seen, some of the most popular sleeve vogues are lightweight and embroidered so they make a show-stopping addition to your dress. Detachable sleeves are also a favourite, perfect to take your gown from day to night!

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Veils like we’ve never seen them before are taking over. This season, they are bolder, longer and more intricate. Forget your conventional cover-up, this spring and summer, a new era of veils is taking the bridal fashion world by storm with never-seen-before styles to give any entrance a standing ovation. Veils are certainly one of the most cherished details brides love and have always loved, and for this reason, designers make it a goal to find different ways to propose these garments in innovative modes. Most spring/summer 2025 collections have embraced the trend and curated veils that make a statement for the big day. From oversized designs to super-long options, there are a myriad of styles to choose from for your finishing touch.

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How to find ‘The One’

Want to know the secret to choosing your dream dress? According to bridal expert Ellie Harrington, owner of Oliver’s Bridal & Formalwear, it’s as easy as….

1. STARTING YOUR SHOP EARLY

By that, I mean at least a year before your big day. As crazy as it may sound, it can take more than eight months to have the dress made, delivered and altered to fit your figure to perfection. By starting the process as early as you can, you’ve got time to enjoy trying on lots of dresses without panicking that you’re forced to make a rush decision you will regret. That said, a lot of boutiques do offer ‘off the peg’ dresses for brides who find themselves on a really tight time schedule, but if you can, it is always best to shop as early as possible.

2. KEEPING AN OPEN MIND

I find that brides often fall into two categories: those who have had their heart set on a certain style of dress forever and those who have absolutely no idea what they want. I urge you to stay open to all suggestions and silhouettes during your appointment. Don’t be too disheartened if the princess dress you’ve been dreaming of just doesn’t flatter the way you’d like it to. Let your consultant recommend other dresses that echo the features you love, such as materials like lace or a neckline that will offer up a shape you fall in love with more easily.

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3. TRUSTING YOUR INSTINCTS

It’s the most important dress decision you’ll ever make so it’s understandable if you’re the kind of bride who just can’t say yes on the spot. My advice is to not overwhelm yourself with more appointments. If you think you’ve found ‘the one’ sleep on it. If it’s still on your mind, go and try it on again. Not all brides will get ‘the feeling’ but that doesn’t mean it’s not the right dress for you. Sometimes, it’s a case of there being nothing you don’t like about the dress; you just don’t want to take it off or, rather than tissue-soaked sobs, it’s a silently internal ‘yes.’

What I’m loving right now...

If you find a dress you like a lot but can’t love, see how it would look with sleeves. From oversized puffs slipped off your shoulders to arm-hugging columns of lace, adding sleeves can dramatically change the whole look of a dress. Some dresses come with sleeves as an option but if not, add some (or just one) to create a truly bespoke gown.

My pick: Stella York, 7497

Ellie Harrington is owner of Oliver’s Bridal & Formalwear, an award-winning, family-owned boutique in the heart of Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire. She is a premier stockist of Stella York, Dando London and Richard Designs. www.oliversbridalandformalwear.co.uk info@oliversbridalandformalwear.co.uk

FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS

ROMANTIC RUCHING

Whatever fabric your heart is set on - tulle, taffeta, satin or silk - ruching, whether it’s focused to one area or all over, creates headturning elegance and romance. The delicate draping flatters everyone and all silhouettes from mermaid to ballgowns.

My pick: Dando London, Fondness

When it comes to finding your dream dress, it’s all in the details. Delicately embroidered appliques and a scattering of 3D flowers offer exquisite detailing. Whether they’re allover or focused just across the bodice or the train, dresses featuring floral embellishments can really elevate your bridal look.

My pick: Dando London, Rebel Without A Cause

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For the Squad

From the pre-wedding parties to the big day, here is our edit for your favourite people accompanying you all the way to the aisle!

Prepare to be dazzled by the scintillating sights and sounds of Roxie Rocks Chicago at The London Cabaret Club, a toe-tapping tour de force inspired by the movie Chicago. For a highly entertaining night with your pals, head to central London to experience a show like no other with the addition of exquisite food and drinks. When booking your table for the show you are in for endless entertainment. From light pre-show performances from talented artists to walking in for your sit-down dinner and show, every moment will leave you speechless as you look forward to the next. You can also stick around for the after-party until 2am with your friends for the ultimate pre-wedding celebration. Book your Diamond Ticket which includes: canapés on arrival, a VIP reserved area for the show, a themed cocktail, a VIP 3-course menu and access to the after-party, starting at £140, www.thelondoncabaretclub.com/roxierockschicago

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The Final Flourish

Calling all grooms! Take your aisle style that extra mile with these personalised and creative ideas to make your outfit stand-out on the big day. Step into our personalised edit for him...

Tatted Toes

Put your best foot forward with the independent Northern footwear brand, LANX. On top of their extensive collection of unique brogues, LANX offer a bespoke tattooing service meaning you can customise your kicks with the date of your day, your new married name, a message or even a romantic symbol. You can work with the tattoo artist to form a personal design and the best part is you can slip off your new ink at the end of the celebrations! After all, tying the knot is enough of a lifetime commitment to make for one day… lanxshoes.com

Groomly Jewellery

For a real pep in your step, opt for the hand-painted designs from Duke & Dexter. Their resident artist Katie offers a custom service to make your bespoke shoes personal to you, prioritising your personal tastes as you pick shoe styles, colours and propose design ideas to make your dream footwear come to life. Perhaps you want your wedding flower etched onto your loafers or even an illustration of your beloved venue? She will send as many mock-ups as needed so you are 100% happy, get started now by browsing her Artist’s Collection to find the perfect

Plus, Fielding & Nicholson are providing a special offer for our W&H readers! Order a groom's suit and get the best man's for half price. Each additional wedding party suit ordered can also get 25% off.

A sure-fire accessory for your look has to be jewellery and this is a great place to express your personality. Lebrusan Studio offer the Coordinate Commitment Rings which you can match with your soulmate to immortalise your love story around your finger. Whether you choose to honour the place you first met, kissed or said ‘I love you’, engrave the coordinates around your ring for a special touch. It’s also popular to etch a symbol, drawing or inside joke onto jewellery and Merci Maman Boutique and Dower & Hall have a range of jewellery designs for you to express your love story. From personalised cufflinks to matching bracelets, carry something special on your big day. lebrusanstudio.com mercimamanboutique.com dowerandhall.com

Finally, one of the most important parts of your aisle style… the suit. For the perfect fit go to Fielding & Nicholson, a London-based tailor specialising in custom-made suits. Their experienced team will talk you through every step of the process, from analysing your wardrobe and picking fabrics to conducting fittings and matching accessories, you will be in very good hands. No two grooms are the same, so express your personal flair with a tailored suit. fieldingandnicholson.com

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BrideDiaries:

Prep with Emily as she tries out a trio of top bridal beauty treatments in London and reveals her radiant wedding day look with a pro makeup artist.

Beauty

In the midst of wedding planning, when spreadsheets and logistics dominate your time, it’s easy to overlook the small yet significant details that help you feel your best on your big day. Looking back, taking moments to pamper my skin, nails, and teeth became an essential step towards becoming a bride. Here are some recommended rituals to help you feel beautiful inside and out.

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Pearly Whites

On your wedding day, teeth whitening can give you the confidence to beam in front of the camera, adding extra sparkle to every photo. Leading Dentist and Partner at Chelsea & Fulham Dentist, Dr Imran Sayed, o ers cosmetic treatments to elevate your smile including teeth straightening, implants, veneers, composite bonding and whitening. While each varies in duration, I chose teeth whitening and noticed a di erence in weeks. I couldn’t be more delighted with the outcome!

During my initial consultation, my teeth and gums were analysed and photographed using state-of-the-art equipment, and we chose a shade that would best enhance my smile. After my teeth moulds were fitted, I was given a supply of gels to dispense into the trays and wear overnight for two weeks, followed by an hour a day in the third week. Dr Imran and his team were incredibly supportive, and their South West London clinic provided a serene light-filled space for achieving perfect pearly whites. chelseaandfulhamdentist.co.uk

Your skin is a natural canvas for your wedding makeup, so having a fresh base helps the products last longer on your special day. I visited Justine Masters, an expert Alternative Facialist who creates bespoke, holistic facials that focus on healing from within. Her wellness tips and nutritional advice were just what I needed to pause in the rush of it all. I tried the CoolJet™ Plasma Facial, a new treatment that she exclusively o ers at her South Molton Street clinic. It began with gentle cleansing and exfoliation before warm microcurrents stimulated the skin’s lower layers. The CoolJetTM Plasma Pen was then activated to boost collagen and trigger epidermal regeneration, both leading to powerful pro-ageing benefits. The finishing touch was Adipeau Active Face Cream, Fresh Face

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a skin super fuel that left my face feeling brighter, even-toned and defined. For best results, remember to keep fuelled and hydrated, and let the products sink in for as long as possible. justinemasters.london

It was time to let the rings shine, so scheduling an Ultimate Gel Manicure at Urban Retreat made all the di erence. Based in Barbican, this welcoming beauty studio and cafe is a one-stop beauty haven. With a co ee in hand, you can browse through their fabulous treatment range, from bridal hair styling and makeup to manicures, pedicures, threading, tinting and more.

My dedicated nail technician, Chinmai, guided me through a collection of nude colourways before prepping the cuticles, filing the nails and applying layers of glossy BIAB polish, the latest durable gel that is gentler on the nails. A final layer of sparkle was applied before topping o the manicure with a gentle massage, hand cream and moisturising cuticle oil. It was the final touch that made me feel wedding-ready and the polish lasted for weeks! urbanretreat.co.uk

You will look back on your wedding photos forever, so feeling happy with your makeup look is a priority. I couldn’t have been luckier to have found the wonderful London-based Makeup Artist, Rina Steinberg, who seamlessly splits her time working between Film, TV & Commercial work (including blockbuster hits like Fast & Furious, 1917, House of The Dragon and The Gentlemen), and private clients for weddings, special occasions and red-carpet events.

Rina has a calming, fun and uplifting presence that instantly makes you feel at ease on such an emotional day. My bridal make-up process started before the wedding day itself when Rina o ered a trial to suggest looks that would complement my personality, skin tones and overall wedding style. Rina not only has extensive makeup artistry skills, but she listens and works closely with you to make you feel like the most radiant version of yourself.

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Special Sustainability

Summer brings news of Skydiamond’s latest collaboration with supermodel Ambassador Lily Cole for the Gaia Collection, find out more and the perfect sustainable wedding guest vogues to pair with each piece overleaf.

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Finding an outfit to wear to your loved one’s wedding requires time and thought, but with these eco-friendly brands, you can be conscious of its impact on the environment, too.

Dress to Impressthe Planet

The Joanie pink maxi dress from Ethereal London is here to save the day for any wedding occasion. This feminine silhouette features a gathered waist for a flattering fit and ruched detailing that will sparkle as you twirl the night away on the dancefloor. The flirty design is made from sustainably sourced 100% silk and features hidden pockets in the seam to balance practicality and style in one dress. ethereallondon.com

If you have several guest invites this summer, opt for the Esme dress from Labeca London, a London-based lifestyle brand focusing on mindfully sourced premium fabrics and timeless pieces. As part of the brand’s philosophy, the Esme dress is a versatile number that can adapt to suit your itinerary with a ru ed cross back and adjustable waist tie that can be personalised to form a range of silhouettes, giving you lots of wear from one stylish piece. therevivas.com

Perfect for summer occasions, the Clara V-Neck Dress from Ada Dakin is a classic style that suits any figure thanks to the versatile in-built waist tie that can be fastened at the front, back or side to perfectly fit your frame. Ada Dakin embrace slow fashion with a made-to-order system that reduces unnecessary waste, plus they use sustainable digital printing, vow to never use animal products and pride themselves on their ‘cost to wear’ ratio, meaning you get a wardrobe staple to live beyond the event. therevivas.com

Having achieved carbon neutrality as certified by Climate Neutral, Reformation will remove more emissions than they produce by 2025, making them a smart choice for eco-conscious wedding guests. Each stylish dress considers water, land and energy use to promote climate positivity and the best part is every design screams modernity and elegance. From the floral Aiko dress to the beet Verity style, Reformation are on top when it comes to marrying sustainability and fashion for your wedding guest look. thereformation.com

Pure One use 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell fabrics that originate from sustainably sourced eucalyptus for their Midi Dress with stylish voluminous sleeves, plus the fabric is known for its natural breathability, strength and e ective moisture absorption, leaving you comfortable for whatever the wedding day brings. Every part of the production process champions environmentally responsible practices and results in a compostable and biodegradable garment that will revert back to nature after you’ve given it some love. therevivas.com

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The New Gaia Collection by Lily Cole X Skydiamond

The Cotswolds-based sustainable diamond producers have launched a ground-breaking new collection with supermodel Skydiamond Ambassador, Lily Cole. Find out more about the mythological inspiration behind the capsule’s revolutionary design details…

In May 2024, Skydiamond, the world’s first carbon-negative diamond producer, announced the release of its next drop in collaboration with supermodel, environmental activist and actress, Lily Cole. Drawing influences from Mother Earth and the Gaia theory, a scientific viewpoint that presents the world as a self-regulating system, the designs are a stunning interpretation of the ancient philosophy that everything is connected.

“We must never forget we are entangled with the planet.” Lily Cole

Each uniquely crafted piece features a dark black rhodium spherical globe, revealing a sparkling marquise cut Skydiamond at its core, mounted in gleaming recycled 18-carat gold. Their bold, sculptural formations will spark conversation and some could say they resemble a symbolic evil eye, reminding us all to play our important part in protecting Mother Earth from further harm.

The complete Gaia collection consists of nine stunning pieces including earrings, pendant necklaces, rings and a body chain which can be worn over clothes or revealed underneath. Their minimalist yet striking appearance will enhance any date night, wedding guest or special occasion look, whether you prefer to pair your outfit with a delicate chain necklace and drop earrings or the chunkier satin cord choker and stud earrings to add a little drama.

Skydiamond’s founding philosophy focuses on innovation over abstention, o ering jewellery lovers a better alternative that captures the heart and works in harmony with the planet. Created through a pioneering production process at their sustainably powered SkyLab in Gloucestershire, these diamonds are formed from CO2, and the natural elements of wind, sun and rain. This is modern alchemy at its finest, creating something beautiful while cleaning the skies. Explore the Gaia Collection now at skydiamond.com

When designing the collection, Lily drew inspiration from the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, and this contemporary geometric style perfectly complements the impactful placement of each Skydiamond. The precious jewels are set upside down inside rhodium orbs, echoing the black of the carbon while highlighting the inner sparkle to promise a better tomorrow.

“The colours play on the implicit duality in my name: hard black coal alongside delicate white lilies.” Lily Cole
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Keeping the planet in mind is so important when planning your big day and this extends to your aisle style, too. Opt for designers like Debbie Carlisle who use ethically-made luxury vegan pearls for a big green thumbs up.

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Burst of CLAM & PEARL NECKLACE, £38 FABLEANDENGLAND.COM SUNDOWN BRACELET THEVAULT15.COM ELLISSE CREOLO EARRINGS, £189 SIFJAKOBS.UK DANCING HEART EARRINGS, £225 KITTYJOYAS.COM LONG STORY IN PINK, £210 BOULOWORLD.COM BLOOM RING, £49.99 CLEARCRYSTAL.COM HALOANDCO.COM HEART SAPPHIRE EARRINGS, £17.99 CLEARCRYSTAL.COM SERENITY MAGENTA RING, £40 LYNALONDON.COM SAPPHIRE ETERNITY BAND, £49.99 CLEARCRYSTAL.COM BLUSH OF ETERNITY EARRINGS, £20 GLITZYSECRETS.COM As the first hints of summer are on the horizon, add a touch of colour to your wedding wardrobe with a vibrant rainbow of shades to suit any occasion. PINK AGATE RING, £400 LNBBRAND.COM

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FIND YOUR FEET

From strappy heels to embellished flats, here is our edit on the best sandals for an easy-breezy journey down the aisle…

Platform shoes are on-trend this year and can be paired with short or long dresses. Elevate your look from day to night with a high-end platform

Slide sandals are a bridal favourite this season and this style of shoe you can slip into over and over again for any kind of special occasion.

Block-heeled sandals are the perfect solution for a garden or countryside affair, making sure you stay comfortable and stable during your trot to the altar.

Walking on cloud nine is easy when wearing a flat slipper. If you’re planning a beach wedding or want something soft to change into to dance the night away, there are sparkly options or platform alternatives to get you on your feet!

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We stock a wide range of wedding bands to match our wed t diamond engagement ring range but also o er a broad selection of shapes, sizes and styles to meet your requirements.

Wedding Bands

All our bands can be made in either Platinum or 18ct White, Yellow or Rose Gold. As with any other item of jewellery, we are also able to custom make bands to your exact wishes and we have an engraver who can inscribe any letters or dates within the band.

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The Bobby Pin Bridal Giveaway

There’s no bride-to-be gift like a Bobby Pin Bride Box!

Take one beautiful white presentation box and fill it with a personal combination of BP accessories you know the bride-to-be in your life will LOVE. From timeless jewellery to on-trend hair accessories and heart-shaped sunnies (of course!), each box can be built to suit a range of bridal styles and pressie budgets, providing dream finishing touches for the hen do, wedding day and honeymoon.

In this issue, we’re excited to give one lucky reader the chance to win £150 to spend on building a Bobby Pin Bride Box. Whether you’re a bride-to-be wanting to win this as a gift for yourself or would love to surprise your bridey bestie with this beautiful personal pressie, entering couldn’t be simpler!

The Bobby Pin creates exquisite wedding accessories for style-conscious brides. That’s luxe hair vines, pins, crowns, combs, headbands and jewellery all in one place that will enhance your style and personalise your look. Whether ethereal, contemporary, bohemian, modern, chic or celestial, the collections provide the dreamiest finishing touches with flawless attention to detail.

To find out more and view their bridal beauties, visit: www.thebobbypin.co.uk

To celebrate the launch of its Bride Box, The Bobby Pin is offering our readers an exclusive 10% discount on building your own Bride Box gift. Simply head to www.thebobbypin.co.uk, select your white presentation box, fill it with your pick of gorgeous BP accessories, and enter code BRIDEBOX at checkout to save 10%.

HOW TO ENTER

VISIT THE COMPETITIONS PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM AND ENTER THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION : WHAT SHAPE ARE THE SUNGLASSES MENTIONED?

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The prize is for one person • The prize is for UK entrants only • The prize is for a single spend of up to £150 • No prize or part of a prize is exchangeable for cash • The competition closing date is 07/08/2024 • The winner will be chosen at random after this date and notified immediately • Full terms and conditions can be found on weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com

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Luminiquea

This vegan brand promotes the power of clean beauty with eco-conscious formulas. Treat your skin to the finest ingredients, such as coconut milk and jojoba oil for healthy skin.

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INGENIOUS Beauty

Enhance your natural beauty for summer with nourishing wellness favourites.

Beauty starts from within thanks to this collagen and wellness supplement brand. Clinically proven to get results when it comes to energy and hair growth.

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The utan x Jamie CBD Tanning Water is the summer must-have. This versatile spray can easily be applied in your skincare routine and even over makeup, it’s a miracle mist!

Nourish and condition for luscious lashes with UKLASH's serum. Packed with vitamins and stimulants for keratin growth, you can achieve visibly longer lashes in as little as 25 short days!

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LoveRituals

Introducing INDIE ROSE’s Ananda Body Oil, the perfect scent to accompany your romance…

As you step into the realm of love, hand in hand with your soulmate, ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime, every detail matters. The whispers of your heart, the dreamlike setting, and the expressions of love that paint the air — everything converges to create memories that will live forever in the chambers of your soul. And in the midst of these cherished moments, there’s an element so subtle yet so profound, waiting to leave its mark — the scent you choose to adorn on your special day.

Introducing INDIE ROSE, Ananda Body Oil — a scent that does more than merely accompany you; it celebrates with you, o ering an embodiment of love, joy, and the dawn of your new beginning together. It’s not just a fragrance; it’s a companion that wraps you in the warmth of its embrace, enhancing every moment with its subtle charm. Imagine the soft touch of natural essences caressing your skin, the enchanting blend of Ananda unfolding like a poetic whisper, resonating with the depth of your love. This isn’t just any scent; it’s a bouquet of emotions, crafted with meticulous care, chosen ingredients that awaken the senses and elevate the spirit. As it gently glides over your skin, revealing layers of a symphony, you’re not only cloaked in a mesmerising aroma but also in the glow of 24k gold flakes—reflecting the precious, golden moments of love you’re about to live.

But the magic of INDIE ROSE Ananda doesn’t stop at its fragrance. Its carefully formulated oils imbue your skin with a radiant glow and deep moisturisation, leaving you with a texture so soft, so supple, it’s a caress in itself. And with its promise of a non-oily residue, what remains is the essence of pure, unbridled joy and a silk-like finish that makes every hug, every dance, and every whispered vow a soft touch of happiness. As you weave through the tapestry of planning your wedding, let the essence you wear be a reflection of your love story. Let INDIE ROSE be the fragrance that accompanies you down the aisle, a scent that not only signifies the beauty of your love but surrounds you in an aura of joy and radiant beauty.

We warmly invite you to explore the allure of INDIE ROSE Ananda perfumed body oil and consider it a partner in your celebration of love. Let it be the signature of your love story, a fragrance that not only enhances the beauty of your special day but leaves a trail of luminous memories, glowing as brilliantly as the love you share.

In the journey of love, it’s the little things that create the most beautiful memories. Let the essence of Ananda by INDIE ROSE be one such memory, a fragrance that celebrates every look, every touch, every heartfelt vow. indieroserituals.com

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“A NEW TAKE ON FACIAL AESTHETICS”

“A NEW TAKE ON FACIAL AESTHETICS”

Ouronyx is redefining the medical beauty space as the first global destination focused exclusively on non-surgical facial treatments, where our medical experts, luxurious surroundings and a bespoke approach meet to create an elevated client experience. Using state-of-the-art technology our doctors will assess your face holistically and devise a personal care plan that focuses on your individual needs. All in a setting with plush, elegant interiors and concierge service that is more akin to a five-star hotel or private members’ club.

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Hair Care Routine

Get healthy and lustrous hair before the big day with a simple guide and our suggested products:

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment & Cleanse

Washing your mane is the first stage in keeping up with healthy hair during the months leading up to your wedding day. Cleansing your hair frequently, around 3 to 4 times a week with warm water is key in making sure your hair stays clean from dirt and residue without harming it. In fact, washing your hair too frequently, and with harmful products, can strip the hair from its natural oils. To improve your scalp and hair health, you can also count on a pre-shampoo treatment to nourish

REHAB.’s Dose

0 Matcha Hair Oil (£26): This superfood supports scalp health, packed with antioxidants that protect follicles against damage. Matcha also improves circulation to your scalp, helping to reduce hair loss and encourage new hair growth. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritation and help to control dandruff and

There is a different kind of treatment for different kinds of hair. It’s important to understand your mane and find the products that work best, whether you have thin, curly, oily or dry hair. A mask can work wonders and when you have extra dry hair, try applying a mask on your dry hair and leaving it on until you get in the shower.

Hair Treat (£21.50):

Hair Treat is an intense moisturising and colourprotecting mask that will leave your hair feeling healthy, manageable and silky smooth. Luxury natural ingredients will nourish and strengthen hair and help to prevent breakage and split ends.

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Say goodbye to damaged hair and hello to softness and bounce in just 4 minutes. K18’s Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask (50ml, £70): a revolutionary treatment that repairs damage at the molecular level. Its advanced technology absorbs deep into the hair, restoring its natural strength, elasticity and shine without weighing

2. Condition

Whilst conditioner shouldn’t be used with each hair wash, it is a must in your hair care routine, providing shiny and moisturised hair. Use a conditioner 2 to 3 times a week, wash with warm water and finish with a splash of cold water to close the pores. With the use of a good conditioner, your hair will be less prone to breakage and tangling for a slick finish and lustrous glow.

4. Protect

Maria Nila, Head and Hair Heal Conditioner:

A calming and hair growthstimulating conditioner with natural aloe vera extract. The active ingredients in Head & Hair Heal Conditioner prevent dandruff and scalp problems while stimulating the hair follicles with allergen-free perfume and a floral scent of white jasmine and linden blossom.

Avoid any kind of damage to your hair before you hit the aisle. There are a plethora of heat protection products to ensure your hair stays safe after every dry. Styling products are one of the main reasons your hair gets damaged and it’s important, before the big day, to let your hair live as naturally as possible, including using straighteners and curlers. Another way to give your hair a break is to leave it loose, without putting it up in braids or ponytails.

For when the big day arrives, Philip Kingsley’s styling products provide the perfect mix between luxury and practicality, promising long-lasting wear and glossy hair. Make sure to protect hair against hair styling tools with the “Perfecting Primer,” to hold volume throughout the day and keeps hair frizz-free and shiny, from day to night.

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BRIDAL HATS

Break the mould with these headpiece alternatives. Swap your veil for a more bold piece such as a pretty bonnet or summery fedora hat for a stylish way to embellish your wedding ensemble…

For a chic city wedding style, why not opt for a bucket or bakerboy cap to elevate your bridal wardrobe?

Fedora hats are timeless and understated and work wonders when paired

Classically British and Bridgerton-inspired, fascinators are an elegant addition to your bridal look for an outdoor wedding in the charming English countryside.

Cowboy hats are making a comeback and we are in for all the fuss. When picking this kind of headpiece, you can tone down a grand dress or get the party started when worn on top of a mini gown.

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Avoid red eyes and stuffy noses on your special day by choosing allergenfree fake florals.

The most popular types of faux flowers are silk, foam, wood, paper, latex, waxcoated and dried.

Reasons To Go Faux

Having artificial flowers on your big day means you save, save, save! Whether it’s helping out the planet or the pennies in your pocket, here are five reasons to go faux on your big day…

1. SUSTAINABILITY

Following one of the biggest trends for 2024 weddings, having faux florals helps you give back to the environment. Faux flower companies often reduce waste by offering rental options which can be returned at the end of your celebrations. You can also get ‘out of season’ florals at any time of year, reducing the need to up your carbon footprint by flying in your flowers from other countries.

2. SAVES MONEY

That all-important wedding budget will also thank you for choosing fake blooms as they come in at around a third of the price of their real counterparts. With rental options and the chance to sell them after your wedding, you can also make some of the money back, making it a worthy investment.

3. LASTS LONGER

Faux flowers last longer than real ones, meaning you can buy your florals and greenery in bulk and store them until your wedding day. This helps to spread out the wedding costs and prevents lots of purchases close to the big day. Fake florals also travel really well so are ideal to dress your destination wedding venue.

4. LOOKS FRESHER

For more vibrant blooms on the big day, faux is the way to go. They don’t fade or wilt, meaning they will photograph well even to the end of the day and make great forever keepsakes for loved ones. Having a more sturdy and reliable form means they also deal well with unreliable weather and outdoor weddings.

5. NO COMPROMISE

Traditionally the mention of ‘faux florals’ brings images of gaudy and plastic blooms to mind, but designs have come a long way. There is no compromise for opting for fake over real, as they look as good as the real thing and you can recreate things like a floral scent with perfumes and match the colours exactly to your theme, something real flowers don’t always offer.

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Suite Dreams

Curating the perfect stationery suite is an art form in itself, so take a look at how you can add easy bespoke touches to achieve a flawless wedding design…

A flash of metallic text or symbols adds dimension to your suite to catch the reader’s eye. Gold and silver foil pressings are popular choices but you can make it more personal by choosing rose golds or hot pinks to adorn your invites.

Level up your envelopes by adding a complementary lining, whether this is your wedding colour or venue, it is a stylish touch that will immediately make your guests smile upon opening.

One of our favourite ways to add a subtle nod to your wedding day is to include an illustration of your wedding venue within the suite. This helps guests to imagine your day in a completely personal way.

Soften up those harsh lines with a dainty ribbon in your wedding colour, use this to tie together all your wedding details in an adorable bundle.

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Finishing touches like tassels, vellum covers and fabric complete the perfect suite by adding dimension and new textures.

Sometimes a happy accident from foil pressing, embossed details give that timeless feel and make the suite look handcrafted with care.

Good quality paper is a must and having uneven homemade edges adds that whimsical and handcrafted charm that blends so well with modern and bespoke touches, whilst giving a nod to the history of paper-making.

Seal it with love by using wax seals to fuse your envelope shut. For an extra special idea, get a stamp personalised with your initials or a wedding crest for the perfect finishing touch.

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Set the tone for your wedding with pops of pastel colours and modern fonts to add a breath of fresh air to your designs.

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Planning

A wedding day is a wealth of talent working in harmony to achieve your dreams. From floral inspiration to destination wedding moodboards, the Planning section is here to inspire creativity so your day is a symphony of joy.

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Roles in Wedding Planning

To make the process as smooth and relaxing as possible for you, it’s fundamental to surround yourself with wedding suppliers who can take the lead in their field and deliver your dream day with all of your expectations met. When choosing your vendors, it’s important to convey your budget first of all and then all your preferences. It’s not easy to take a step back and let the professionals get to work but if you want a smooth-sailing outcome, it’s always wise to let the experts do what they know best. With all wedding planning fields covered, from photography to cake and stationery, you can focus on all the minor details and additional elements which will also take up a great chunk of time…

There’s nothing wrong with delegating jobs and asking your family and friends to get involved in the planning process, especially if they offer their help. Whether your family wants to assist with organising a rehearsal dinner or want to be in charge of welcoming guests on your day, put in place small tasks that they feel comfortable with and let them lend a hand wherever they can.

As a couple, you’ll probably hold most of the duties and responsibilities during your wedding planning journey, but that’s not to say you can’t receive external help from either professionals or your nearest and dearest in the lead-up to your special day.

There are so many time-consuming minor discussions to have as a couple and lots of little jobs here and there to take care of, and this is where a lot of your wedding squad can get involved and support in the best way possible. Having a team of family and friends by your side to help with your special day is not only great for moral support but it’s a wonderful way to get everyone involved. Your wedding party and especially your honour attendants will play key roles not only on your wedding day but also in organising a lot of the pre-wedding celebrations. Choosing responsible and reliable people is crucial to making sure you don’t have any hiccups along the way. As a couple, try choosing two people you both love and rely on and give them a proper briefing when delegating jobs.

The saying “no man is an island” perfectly resonates with weddings and there’s no need to take on too much as a couple. Let the surrounding loved ones give you a helping hand and make them a part of your big day, whether it’s by giving a speech, chaperoning your guests or helping you capture your day with their phones, there’s lots they can support with…

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Joint Responsibilities

As a duo, set yourself these tasks to do together and you won’t regret it. Here are some of the most important decisions you’ll make for your celebration so take time and make sure both of you agree as you go through the list.

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Set your wedding budget

Decide on the type of ceremony

Pick the venue

Choose a date

Select your wedding suppliers

Select the style of wedding

Decide on the guest count

Make your guest list

Choose the wedding party

Assign roles

Make the seating chart

Create a wedding playlist

Buy rings

Decide on the wedding registry

Agree if you’re having a honeymoon fund

Pick favours

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Wedding Party Roles

Planning a wedding will require all the help you can get, even if it’s just for picking up your bow tie or veil, you’ll need someone by your side to help you with the little tasks which will present themselves here and there. Your go-to squad should be the group to rely on to take a bit of pressure off you, pick your people and delegate a few tasks…

Wedding Party

Assist the person of honour with the planning of the wedding shower

Be there for the attire trials

Help with any costs for the wedding shower

Be present for the wedding rehearsal

Help with any task during the wedding ceremony or reception

Give a speech

Be part of the first dance

Be of moral support

Person of Honour

Take charge of the wedding party group

Plan the wedding shower

Be there for all the fittings

Pick up any extra items for the wedding

Be a point of reference for the wedding party

Pick up rings and bouquets if needed

Hold the rings and bouquet during the ceremony

Assisting before the ceremony

Help guide guests to their seats

Serving as hosts for the wedding reception

Prepare and deliver a speech

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Here are additional roles you can delegate to friends and family to support you during your special day…

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Flower Carriers

Ring Bearers

Hosts during the wedding reception

Ushering guests into the wedding ceremony/reception

Taking care of any pets

Holding the rings

Helping with any outfit malfunction

Dropping off favours or props

Taking home any leftover cake

Help collect the gifts for the couple

Hand out tissues, drinks during the wedding ceremony

Playing music

Help get people’s attention

Gather everyone for speeches

Taking photos with phones

Creating Instagram stories

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It Will Be My Honour “”

As an honour attendant, you have to fulfil important duties and provide support where needed. If your friend or family member has selected you as their wedding attendant that’s a real honour, but it does come with a few extra roles in the lead-up to the wedding. Here is a checklist to help you nail it:

✓FREE UP YOUR SCHEDULE

You will be needed during the wedding planning months so you might need to free up your time and be there when called. It’s a big ask but it will be worth it when seeing your close one at the altar happy and carefree!

✓SUPPORT WITH THE WEDDING

PLANNING

The couple might be super busy with the planning and remember it’s also their first time organising such an important event. Supporting could mean helping to guide the communication with the rest of the wedding party or guests, helping make decisions when it comes to which cake flavour to choose or what colour theme to pick for the big day.

✓HELP WITH THE OUTFIT CHOICE

As one of the main supporters, you will be there for the big decisions, and that also means during the first fittings. This will be a special moment

but can be stressful so make sure to be a moral and physical support for your friend or family member.

✓PRE-WEDDING

PARTY LEADER

You’ll be in charge of arranging the pre-wedding celebrations so don’t leave this to the last minute and as soon as you get the role, get planning! Create a group chat and start putting down dates and ideas as you will have many people to work around.

✓POINT OF CONTACT

Once you have agreed to be the honour attendant you will probably be contacted by guests if they can’t reach the couple or you might be tasked to advise guests on certain

elements of the wedding, which could be the rehearsal dinner, wedding timetable and wedding gifting.

✓IMPORTANT DUTIES

From remembering the rings to chatting with guests during the event, you might need to step up for your loved ones. Whether it is taking care of the Instagram profile, holding shoes, the veil and dress or making sure everyone is seated when the couple arrives, you’ll be an important figure in making sure everything runs smoothly.

There’s much happening during the wedding process and having somebody there who will take their time to help the couple with the minor yet essential tasks is a must for a stressfree wedding day!

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The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Your Dream Bridal Party

Your wedding day is a magical celebration of love and unity, and at the heart of this joyous occasion stands your bridal party – a handpicked ensemble of friends and family who will stand by your side as you embark on this beautiful journey. Selecting and managing your bridal party is an art that requires thought, care, and attention to detail. In this guide, we'll take you through the essential steps to help you curate the perfect bridal party, ensuring that they not only look stunning on the big day but also contribute to the overall harmony of your wedding.

1. REFLECT ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP

The first step in assembling your bridal party is to reflect on your relationships. Consider the friends and family members who have been a significant part of your life, offering support and love. Your bridal party should consist of individuals who have played a meaningful role in your journey and who will continue to be a part of your life in the years to come.

2. SIZE MATTERS - KEEP IT INTIMATE

While it may be tempting to include everyone you've ever known, it's crucial to keep your bridal party size manageable. A smaller, more intimate group allows for stronger bonds and a more cohesive dynamic. Aim for a balance that feels comfortable and ensures that everyone can actively participate in pre-wedding events and activities.

3. ASSIGN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILTY

Once you've chosen your bridal party, it's essential to communicate their roles and responsibilities clearly. The maid of honour and best man typically have distinct duties, such as organising the bridal shower and

bachelor party, respectively. Additionally, bridesmaids and groomsmen may be tasked with responsibilities like helping with wedding planning, addressing invitations, and assisting on the wedding day.

4. COMMUNICATION IS KEY

Open communication is the cornerstone of a successful bridal party. Ensure that everyone is on the same page by setting clear expectations and addressing any concerns or questions promptly. Utilize group chats or planning sessions to keep everyone informed about important dates, dress fittings, and other pertinent details.

5. DRESS TO IMPRESS - SELECTING ATTIRE

Choosing the perfect attire for your bridal party is a pivotal decision that contributes to the overall aesthetic of your wedding. Consider factors such as the theme, colour palette, and season when selecting dresses and suits. Decide whether you want a uniform look or if you prefer a more eclectic mix. It's essential to strike a balance between your vision and the comfort of your bridal party.

6. FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

The question of who pays for the bridal party's outfits often arises. Traditionally, bridesmaids and groomsmen cover the cost of their attire, including dresses, suits, and accessories. However, if you have a specific vision and want to contribute financially, discuss this openly with your bridal party. Transparency about costs will help avoid any financial strain and ensure that everyone is comfortable with the arrangements.

7. CREATE A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

Your bridal party is not just there to enhance the aesthetics of your wedding – they are your support system. Foster a supportive environment by encouraging positive relationships among your chosen individuals. Plan activities that allow the bridal party to bond, such as a spa day, a fun outing, or a rehearsal dinner. A harmonious bridal party contributes significantly to the overall joy of the wedding celebration.

8. ASK THEM IN STYLE - THE PROPOSAL

Asking someone to be part of your bridal party is a special moment that should be approached with creativity and thoughtfulness. Consider creating personalized proposal boxes or writing heartfelt letters expressing why you'd be honoured to have them by your side. This not only sets a positive tone for your wedding journey but also makes your bridal party feel valued and appreciated.

9. RESPECT INDIVIDUAL CHOICES

Remember that your bridal party consists of unique individuals with their own preferences and responsibilities. While you may have a vision for certain aspects of the wedding, be open to compromise. Respect dietary restrictions, work commitments, and personal boundaries. A flexible and understanding approach ensures that everyone can actively participate and enjoy the wedding journey.

10. EXPRESS GRATITUDE

As the big day approaches and the excitement builds, take the time to express gratitude to your bridal party. Whether through a heartfelt thank-you note, a small gift, or a thoughtful gesture, let them know how much their presence and support mean to you. Acknowledge their efforts and celebrate the bond you share, making the entire wedding experience a memorable journey for everyone involved.

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Spring Romance

Leanna of The Silk Studio stumbled across the incredibly unique White Barn in South Petherton, and she knew it would make the perfect backdrop for her vision. With its whitewashed walls and ceiling, and the most stunning barn doors, the White Barn offers a charming blank canvas for wedding couples to put their own stamp. The barn is both rustic yet elegant, and offers old world romance in the heart of the countryside. She set out to incorporate lots of colour in not only the form of her silks, but through other elements including the stationery, flowers and cake. Staying true to her eco-conscious values, Leanna picked suppliers who were local to the area, and who also shared the same love for natural beauty. The florist, Beth from A Basket Full Of Blooms, was a natural choice with Bethan using a considerable amount of her own home-grown blooms and foraged foliage within her designs. The vision for the shoot called for an abundance of flowers and texture, so by being shot in a white setting such as The White Barn, it let the colours speak for themselves. In nature, there is no set colour palette and so Leanna wanted to carry this concept through to the shoot, allowing for a diverse, playful and expansive range of colours ranging from corals to blues.

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A love story enveloped by bright florals and rustic touches

The tablescape design was an opportunity to really play with colour. Coloured textiles such as the slate blue velvet tablecloth and coral pink silk ribbons, which adorned bespoke embroidered napkins by The Embroidered Napkin Company, set out to add interest through hues and texture. The blue tones of the tablescape echoed the sky which could be seen through the large windows up on the mezzanine, making it feel organically connected to the outside. The cake completed the setup, and comprised of three deconstructed tiers which each showcased a unique design by the incredibly talented Georgiana of Posh and Cake. When it came down to aesthetics, Leanna reached out to Jennifer Jane Photography, knowing that her signature fine art style would be best to capture the day. Jen’s work combines elegance with artful storytelling, and is highly skilled at creating images that are imbued with light and full of romance. It was key that whilst the shoot was to be one which was a celebration of natural colour, that it remained elegant, timeless and romantic.

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Picture Perfect

Our top recommended wedding photographers are here to give you the dreamiest of pictures with a friendly and professional service all in a snap!

CARLA THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY - SOUTH LONDON

Based in London and Cambridgeshire, this wedding and portrait photographer offers a down-to-earth and friendly service to make couples feel completely at ease. Carla loves to get to know her couples so the photography can be completely personal, using this close relationship to unobtrusively blend into the wedding day so she can capture all of these emotional and candid moments in a fun, authentic and romantic style to treasure forever. carlathomasphoto.com

PEACH PHOTOGRAPHY - CENTRAL LONDON

KATE IZAK PHOTOGRAPHY - HAMPSHIRE

Relaxed, modern and elegant are just some of the adjectives used to describe Kate Izak’s photography style. One of our top recommended suppliers, Kate strives to fit into the harmony of your wedding day and provide a photo album that adds a final flourish to the symphony of your love story. Located in Hampshire but also covering South England and destination weddings, Kate can adapt to any venue from barns to country houses. She will create the narrative and all you need to provide is the love! kateizakphotography.com

Jérôme is a documentary-style wedding and destination photographer based in London, his style conveys a relaxed and natural feel that will fuse perfectly with your wedding day wishes. It is impossible to be everywhere at once, so choosing Peach Photography means Jérôme will capture all of those missed moments so you can look back on your big day in a beautiful and honest way. Every moment will be one to cherish with Peach Photography. peachphoto.org

RUSSELL LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHYHEREFORDSHIRE

A keen eye for detail with a twist of creative composition, these are just some of the skills Russell Lewis Photography in Herefordshire can add to your wedding day team. Sporting experience from close to 200 venues, Russell will make you feel relaxed in any space and ensure that you, the venue and the surroundings are portrayed in all their glory. Russell goes beyond just shooting and pressing, using details like learning the names of your wedding party to promote an inclusive environment and a smooth-sailing wedding day. russelllewisphotography.co.uk

MARTA DEMARTINI PHOTOGRAPHYDESTINATION WEDDINGS

A destination wedding photographer based in London and the Italian Riviera, Marta is a true romantic who cherishes the love her couples share. Every wedding is a new journey for her and she strives to highlight the details of your wedding day that make it distinctly personal. Special touches like elegant photo albums made in Italy with ecofriendly linen show how Marta is happy to go the extra mile for her couples, forming a lifetime of memories to treasure. martademartini.com

AMARA GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY - WARWICKSHIRE

Hollie and Karen make up the creative vision of Amara Grace Photography, ideal for couples who love colour and excitement on their big day. If your wedding day plans include buckets of confetti and groovy dancefloors, these are the girls to call for the most epic of wedding shots. Booking Amara Grace Photography gifts you two extra friends for the day, whether that’s to remake bridal bouquets or loan shoes, Hollie and Karen go above and beyond to make you and your loved ones feel at ease so your wedding photography reflects the magic of the big day itself. amaragrace.co.uk

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ELIZABETH RUBY PHOTOGRAPHY - WEST SUSSEX

Elizabeth Ruby Photography provides an editorial and artful style that speaks to the timeless nostalgia of our souls and ensures your wedding photos age with grace. With endless heartfelt reviews, Elizabeth works from her base in West Sussex to international climes abroad, making every couple feel beautiful and comfortable so they shine in the photos. With a talent for connecting with people, all your guests will feel safe in the hands of Elizabeth, creating a reflection of your day in her authentic and delicate style. elizabethrubyphotography.com

SARAH CARMODY PHOTOGRAPHY - EAST SUSSEX

Photography has always been a special part of Sarah’s life, so rely on her passion and experience to immortalise your big day. Your album of photos from Sarah Carmody Photography will allow you to relive each milestone of your wedding, from the bridal preparations to the first dance, Sarah will be by your side. Based in East Sussex, she is even available to help with your dress or lipstick when the bridesmaids are busy, gifting you an on-hand and reliable friend for the day.

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PAUL SANTOS PHOTOGRAPHY - UK & INTERNATIONAL

Taking his camera across the UK, Europe and worldwide, Paul Santos is an award-winning wedding photographer who speaks to those searching for an editorial aesthetic. The best reviews come from the couples themselves, and with over 300 love stories photographed by Paul, you can rest assured you are in very safe hands. Real emotions are treasured within his shots, allowing you and your loved ones to relive the magic of the day again and again through the power of photography. paulsantosphotography.com

LIFE IN PIXELS CAPTURING YOUR ADVENTURELEICESTERSHIRE

Vince Preston is an expert in the photography field, knowing the camera inside and out to get the best quality shots of your special day. With the Diamond, Platinum and Gold wedding packages on offer, including special touches like delivery of the final images within seven days, you can choose the pathway that fits your wedding day best. Plus, you can also create your own package and choose add-ons such as videography and albums, gifting you a lifetime of special memories from Life In Pixels. lifeinpixels.co.uk

GEMMA HOPKIN CREATIVE - YORKSHIRE

Focusing on the importance of storytelling for your big day, Gemma Hopkin is a talented and driven photographer based in Yorkshire. Her mantra is ‘Your Day, Your Story’, meaning Gemma will reflect your personality as a couple and the emotions of the big day itself. She can adapt her input on the day, from being very hands-on by suggesting posing and styles to make you feel at ease, to simply blending into the guest list to capture the relaxed feelings, Gemma is the perfect addition to your wedding day. gemmahopkincreative.com

JOHN PAYTON PHOTOGRAPHY - ESSEX

For elegant photography and videography in Essex, London and beyond, look no further than John Payton Photography. From the pictures of your partner’s face as you get that first look down the aisle to the video of those treasured speeches, John uses all the emotions and feelings from the day to form a memorable and charming album of memories. Every moment will feel natural and unforced, allowing you to relax and enjoy your magical day. johnpaytonphotography.com

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RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND HOW YOU TOOK THE FIRST STEPS IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?

RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd plan, design and produce outstanding celebrations. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a much larger lavish a air, our events are memorable experiences, planned to perfection and exquisitely executed. From the decorations to the entertainers, we build our events from the ground up and coordinate with all parties in the run-up to the day. For clients demanding a first-class service and a world-class event, we are proud to be their go-to Wedding and Event Planners. My name is Sarah and I’m the proud owner of RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd. I have always had a real passion for planning parties and events, watching them all come together and seeing the guests having a great time. I have spent years planning and hosting events for family and friends and then I also planned my own! After that, I sat and weighed up if I should take the huge leap and turn my passion into a business. And that’s when RSVP Weddings and Events Ltd was born. Business has gone from strength to strength. We plan weddings and other events worldwide for our clients and take away the stress of planning, budgeting, making calls, collecting quotes, booking vendors, and much more.

WHAT KIND OF STYLE OF WEDDINGS AND EVENTS DO YOU DELIVER?

We plan any event and style it to suit our clients. Every event is di erent, and every couple is di erent, and we want our clients’ weddings or events to showcase them as individuals and as a couple. Imagine walking into a wedding of your best friend or a family member and immediately saying “this is so them”! That’s what we do for our clients. We don’t have a style we like to work with, because no two couples are the same.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER TO COUPLES?

For weddings, we o er 2 packages:

The Full Wedding Planning Package: We plan as much of the wedding as our clients need us to, throughout the duration of the wedding planning process, clients will have their own dedicated wedding planner who will be on hand for them to contact at any time. The planner will put forward ideas and work with the couples’ ideas. The dedicated planner will take care of all communication with the vendors, making sure the event flows smoothly. They will create a guest list, a list for the chef of food options and food allergies and will work closely with the venue to work around mobility issues for guests. This same planner will be there on the day to co-ordinate the full day from early in the morning for set up, right through to the evening to oversee the cake cutting and the first dance.

Day of Co-ordination Package:

The day of co-ordination only package means the bride and groom plan the wedding themselves, and approximately 6-8 weeks before their wedding day, the couple will meet with one of our coordinators to discuss every detail of their day. They will discuss the vendors they have booked, take a note of all of their contact details, discuss how the couple want the day to run and how they visualise the day will go.

From there, the coordinator will spend the weeks leading up to the wedding day contacting all vendors to introduce themselves and build a meticulously detailed itinerary for the day. On the day they will coordinate the full day from early in the morning to help set up, right through to the evening section with the first dance.

HOW DO YOU APPROACH PLANNING AN EVENT, DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?

When I plan an event, I close my eyes and picture the day, I then write down what I pictured. Sometimes the image is really vivid and there’s loads to write down but sometimes there are only a handful of things I can pick out to write down. Either way, I find this the best way to start. Having some idea of what you want, whether that’s a theme or simply a colour scheme, it’s a start! Then you can build around each individual idea and before you know it, you have loads of ideas to explore and the excitement just keeps building.

WHAT IS THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL WEDDING AND PLANNING PROCESS?

Hire RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd to do it all! Stay organised, work methodically, definitely have a spreadsheet or two and be prepared to compromise if budget plays a big part in your day because it’s easy to blow your budget. rsvpweddingsandevents.com

“In 2022 I got married myself and experienced planning a wedding from a bride’s perspective. This was the turning point for me. I have this yearning passion to plan and host events, yet at the same time, I now understand and feel the undeniable headache and stress a bride can feel planning such a personal and special day. This was an eye opener.”

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Love on Lake Como

Inspiring Italian dreams

A shoot centred around the Italian ‘Dolce Vita’... This two-day shoot beautifully captures the essence of a couple’s life journey, from the everyday moments to the big wedding day, going through the engagement session at Bellagio to the heartfelt ceremony and the joyous cake cutting. What sets this shoot apart is the true essence of a couple’s dynamic voyage to the altar filled with joyful moments and challenging times that shape who we are. The stunning setting of Lake Como undoubtedly enhances the visual storytelling of this concept, creating a memorable and meaningful album that reflects the depth of a couple’s connection and their journey together.

One of the standout features is the enchanting engagement boat cruise on which the couple sailed through a sea of blossoms. This truly unique experience embodies the magic of love blooming like the flowers around them. The metaphor of Lake Como as the backdrop for the photos, with its serene beauty and sometimes turbulent waters can symbolize the ups and downs couples may face such as trust, selfdiscovery, and personal growth. The team poured their heart and soul into crafting every aspect of this shoot, ensuring that each moment was a testament to the beauty, depth, and variety that weddings can encompass. These images convey the intricate picture of love, illustrating how it weaves together different textures, complementary colours, and experiences to create a truly remarkable stylish journey.

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Another remarkable element of this photo shoot is the extraordinarily all-white table setting. The crisp, clean palette created serves as a canvas for pure elegance and sophistication. Against the backdrop of Lake Como, this setting evokes a sense of magical editorial romance that is both visually striking and emotionally evocative.

Lisa Giolo ItalianLuxEvents chose a narrative perspective focused on the universal themes and emotions that everyone can relate to such as love, friendship, trust, self-discovery, and personal growth. With their interpretation and design skills, Lisa Giolo ItalianLuxEvents and the formidable team conveyed these precious messages with a shoot filled with love and elegance.

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THE DREAM TEAM

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One of the purest forms of inspiration for your wedding day has to be from past couples, after all no-one can advise on the pitfalls and feelings like someone who has already done it! Let's see what our lovebirds have to say…

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MOUNTAIN PROPOSAL

Tyler popped the question with a surprise trip abroad. Tita thought they were off on a ski trip in the country but actually, Tyler had planned something out of this world for them to experience in Switzerland. From spa moments to paragliding, their time in the mountains was one for the books. “We had a gorgeous experience flying over the Matterhorn and then the helicopter landed on top of the mountain. Little did I know, a photographer was there hiding in the distance. Tyler brings me to a lookout point overlooking the Matterhorn and gets down on one knee and proposes! We had lunch there at the top of the mountain – it was spectacular!”

LAKE VIEWS

Lake Lucerne, with its breathtaking views, serene lake and charming cityscape created the picturesque backdrop for their celebration, adding a touch of natural beauty and urban elegance to their special day. And, to win them over, the interior design of Chateau Gütsch did the trick. The preservation of its historic charm combined with modern elements, such as the exquisite wallpapers, created a unique and enchanting atmosphere that perfectly suited the romantic ambience we envisioned for our wedding.

TOUCH OF LUXURY

Our bride shared that she got ready surrounded by her bridesmaids and her mother with a beautifully arranged setup with caviar and champagne so they could truly relax and enjoy the moment. “Those moments spent with my closest friends and family before walking down the aisle were filled with excitement, joy, and a touch of nostalgia. It was

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a time of bonding, laughter, and shared anticipation as we prepared to embark on this new chapter of my life.”

TAILORED TO PERFECTION

Despite having several appointments lined up, Tita found her dream dress at her first stop, Lee Petra Grebenau’s flagship store in the West Village. "Wearing my custom wedding dress was an incredible experience. It fit me perfectly and was specifically made for me. The attention to detail and craftsmanship ensured the dress hugged my curves in all the right places, creating a silhouette that made me feel confident and beautiful. Beyond the physical comfort, wearing my custom dress also brought a sense of emotional fulfilment," gushed the bride.

THE DREAM TEAM

WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER; PLANNING, STYLING & FLORALS: @gaeadesignevents VENUE: @chateau_gutsch

CHERISHED NOTE

When asked which was her favourite moment, the bride replied: "Ever since returning to the office after the pandemic, my husband has written me a little note. Before I walked down the aisle, my photographer and dear friend Jenna, presented me with an envelope from Tyler. Inside was my very own note for our wedding day, along with hundreds of notes he had written over the past years."

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Lauren & Aston

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A SUNSET SURPRISE

Aston had the proposal planned under the stunning Dunns River Waterfall in Jamaica, but with so many emotions he was afraid to drop the ring and opted for an unforgettable sunset proposal. He mentions: “After a couple of days, we went to the Dunns River Waterfall where I was planning to propose. Although, sceptical that it would be our luck that we’d lose the ring down the waterfall, I plucked up the courage to propose to Lauren that evening while walking down a beach in Montego Bay.”

SUNNY SEPTEMBER

Ibiza holds a special place in the couple’s hearts as it’s where they had their first holiday. They opted for a late September wedding so they could catch the last rays of sun in a more quiet and calm Ibiza - the perfect setting for Aston and Lauren to spend quality time with their guests. “I’ve been going to Ibiza ever since I turned 18 (now 34) and September was always the month I would visit to catch the closing parties; not too hot and not too busy, just the ideal time to visit in my eyes,” explains Aston.

THE ONE

The couple immediately fell in love with the venue and had only seen it online before: “We loved the colours, the sea view and the boho feel. It was the first we saw when we googled ‘Ibiza Wedding Venues.’ At the time, we were at the height of the pandemic and we did not want to settle for a covid wedding. Then we thought... Let’s take a risk, go all out and have a wedding of our dreams in Ibiza. After all, we’ve been kept away from family, and friends and sat indoors for the most of 2 years. It would be

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amazing if we could come out of this with a massive party. So that’s what we did, we took the risk, looked online and booked Aiyanna without visiting.”

CHEERFUL MOMENTS

Our lovebirds organised for everyone to fly out before the big day to make the most of the sunshine. “Apart from our vows, the special part of the day was enjoying it and partying with everyone. Before the wedding, everyone stayed in the same hotel for a couple of days. This meant we could catch up with friends and family before the wedding so we didn’t feel exhausted on the day but rather lived in the moment. I think that was very important,” shares the couple.

THE DREAM TEAM

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kate Izak Photography VENUE: Aiyanna

RINGS: Riordan Jewellers, Fleet DRESS ALTERATIONS: Holly Steven’s COSTUMES: The Costume Booth MAKEUP: Time to Glow HAIR: Natalie Fidler ENTERTAINMENT: Girls that Mix

TOP OF THE TOP

They could not have been more happy with the look and feel of their celebration:

“The venue is set just off Cala Nova beach, surrounded by beautiful scenery in the middle of a nature reserve. The venue is filled with bright colours and bamboo giving a real boho, minimalist, feel - exactly what we wanted.” And, when asked who their top supplier was, the couple replied: “Our best of the best supplier was Kate Izak Photography. She is the most talented photographer and amazing person.” WH

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KATE IZAK PHOTOGRAPHY

We got talking with the personable and talented Kate Izak Photography to get the scoop on taking the most natural and inspiring photos of couples with a selection of curated questions about her work and featured wedding...

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US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR COMPANY

I’m Kate Izak, the passionate owner and lead photographer of Kate Izak Photography, a Hampshire-based wedding photography business that proudly serves couples across the South East and South West of England, as well as worldwide. My heart beats for capturing the genuine, heartfelt moments and natural beauty of each couple’s unique love story. With a focus on relaxed, modern, and elegant photography, I aim to seamlessly blend into your wedding day and preserve your cherished memories. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing a wide range of wedding celebrations, including religious and non-religious ceremonies such as Asian, Muslim, Indian, Sri Lankan, Jewish, Italian, Polish, and European weddings. My couples also hail from other continents like Australia, India, New Zealand, and the Americas. I recently had the honour of capturing a stunning summer wedding on the enchanting island of Ibiza.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I’m based in the picturesque city of Winchester, Hampshire, but my passion for preserving love stories knows no bounds. I’m delighted to travel and serve clients across the South East and South West of England, including London, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and West Sussex. And when your dream wedding location calls, the sky’s the limit – I’ll be there to document your journey with captivating, timeless imagery.

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

My photography style can be described as relaxed, modern, and elegant. I have a keen eye for capturing the natural charm in the most romantic manners and intricate details of iconic venues, transforming them into opulent backdrops for your love story. Whether it’s the enchanting landscapes of Hampshire, the historic elegance of Surrey, or the rustic charm of Dorset, I strive to preserve your precious memories in a way that is both timeless and reflective of your unique vision.

TELL US HOW YOU MAKE COUPLES FEEL COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

Building a comfortable rapport with my couples is one of my top priorities. I understand that being in front of the camera can feel a bit daunting, so I make it a point to get to know each couple during our initial consultations and engagement sessions. This allows me to tailor my approach and personality to each couple’s needs and preferences. I take the time to explain my workflow and shooting style, so they know what to expect on the wedding day. I also encourage my couples to share any concerns or anxieties about being photographed, which helps me address those issues sensitively and find ways to make them feel at ease.

TELL US ABOUT THIS WEDDING THAT YOU PHOTOGRAPHED

I’ve been lucky to photograph many amazing weddings and meet wonderful people, couples, and suppliers from across the country. As for my most recent destination wedding, it was an absolute dream. The last exquisite celebration I had the honour of capturing took place at the enchanting Aiyanna Weddings venue in the sun-kissed isle of Ibiza, Spain for the couple Lauren and Aston. It was an absolutely breathtaking affair, brimming with charming romantic moments and a lively, joyful atmosphere. The venue’s captivating bohemian beachside setting, perfectly complemented by the expert planning and impeccable service from the dedicated Wedding Manager, Natalia, and her talented Aiyanna team, created an unforgettable celebration that left the newlyweds and their guests in awe. I’m thrilled to share that I’ll be photographing another stunning wedding this year, this time for a remarkable couple coming to the UK from the beautiful Cayman Islands. I can’t wait to capture the love and joy of their special day. If you’re looking for a relaxed photographer to document your wedding, whether it’s in the UK or any destination in the world, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would be honoured to be a part of your love story.

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Nadia & Pawan

THE MORE THE MERRIER

"I felt like a princess"

Nadia and Pawan did not hold back with their wedding guest list and did not want anyone to miss out on their special day. “We had a total of 315 guests at our wedding, and although it might sound like a crowd, it makes perfect sense considering that both families are large, and both my partner and I lived abroad for many years.” They add that people from all walks of life joined to celebrate: “In addition to our relatives, who travelled from various parts of the world, including India and the USA, our celebration was graced by friends from every walk of life. From our school and university days to our Erasmus experiences, work colleagues, and cherished lifelong friends from Las Palmas, everyone came together to share in our joyous occasion.”

A TRUE FASHIONISTA

The bride knew exactly what she wanted but needed some support to make the final decision. “As a true fashion lover, I embarked on a journey to India with my family. While I had a clear vision of the designers I admired and resonated with, I meticulously crafted an exhaustive list of stores to visit in Delhi and Mumbai, persuading everyone to accompany me on this fashion exploration.” She found all the dresses she needed, each one perfect for the different occasions she had planned: “Ultimately, I selected six dresses for the six events we had planned, each one perfectly embodying my style.”

Love under the Spanish Sun

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PLANNERS: @praeventsandgifts @idoboadas

Nazia & Aridane

A SWEET PROPOSAL

Aridane organised a surprise proposal for Nazia during a romantic trip to Germany and he found the perfect opportunity to get down on one knee and pop the question with the excuse of taking a photo. “The proposal took place at the door of Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, during what appeared to be a “holiday trip”, and it caught me completely off guard. We were preparing to take a photo, but instead of facing the camera, he knelt down and asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Without hesitation, my answer was “yes”!”

SMILES ALL AROUND

The couple had been waiting for their special moment with excitement and could not wait to share it surrounded by all their favourite people who travelled from afar to be present on their wedding day. Knowing of how much love they had to witness their vows made their day unforgettable. “I was over the moon, happy, knowing that our special day would be shared with all our family and friends. It truly was the most memorable day of our lives, and we’ll cherish it with a beaming smile”, shares the bride.

PLANNED TO PERFECTION

"Our planners exceeded our expectations"

Nazia and Aridane had a series of moving parts to their day, and I Do Bodas and PRA Events took on the challenge, ensuring seamless perfection throughout. “From the music and décor to the ceremony, banquet, and dances, every moment of the day was nothing short of extraordinary. It couldn’t have been more memorable.”

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Idaira & Aythami

THE VENUE OF DREAMS

“Finca Los Pinos captivated us from the moment we set foot on its grounds. Its innate beauty and undeniable charm made it an effortless choice as the backdrop for our special day.” The couple’s eyes light up when talking about their venue and they certainly recommend it to other couples: “Without hesitation! We wholeheartedly endorse “Los Pinos” to fellow couples seeking an idyllic setting for their wedding. Not only did everything unfold beautifully, but the exemplary service and hospitality provided by the venue’s owners truly exceeded our expectations.”

PINNACLE DECISION

Together with their wedding planners, Idaira and Aythami, concocted the perfect theme to represent their love story whilst making sure every minor detail converged harmoniously into a beautiful wedding scene. The couple shares: “We embraced a refined theme characterised by elegant white and gold accents, creating a timeless and sophisticated atmosphere that reflected our style.” When asked about their best wedding decision, they replied: “Undoubtedly, the pinnacle decision was enlisting the expertise of a wedding planner. Her invaluable guidance and unwavering support were instrumental in orchestrating every detail flawlessly.”

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I DO BODAS & PRA EVENTS

Elevate your wedding to a realm of magic and uniqueness with the exquisite work of I DO Bodas and PRA Events in the Canary Islands…

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I DO Bodas & PRA Events, founded by Isela and Pooji, unite to form an impeccable partnership in the enchanting world of weddings. What binds us is a fervent passion for our craft, coupled with our swift ability to sketch and create the perfect day for couples. Just as no two people are alike, neither should their weddings be. As Wedding Planners and Designers, a significant aspect of our work is delving into the essence of our couples, dreaming alongside them, and nurturing the seed of their vision from the very first encounter.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

We are based in the heart of Gran Canaria, catering to couples across the enchanting Canary Islands; seven islands which are seven wonders to discover. As experts in destination weddings, we have established strong relationships with the best local vendors, ensuring seamless execution and exceptional quality in every aspect of your celebration. Whether it’s arranging transportation, organising accommodations for you and your guests, or creating bespoke floral arrangements inspired by the vibrant flora of the Canary Islands, we handle it all with professionalism and attention to detail.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

The Canary Islands have long been celebrated as a paradise, renowned for their sun-drenched shores, crystalline seas, majestic mountains, and consistently pleasant weather throughout the year. This idyllic archipelago offers a diverse landscape where azure waters meet volcanic terrain, creating a playground for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. A perfect scenario for your big day.

We understand that planning a wedding from afar can be daunting, which is why we offer personalised service and open communication every step of the way.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

Our featured wedding was a breathtaking celebration of love set in the idyllic countryside, blending rustic charm with elegant sophistication. The bride and groom exchanged vows under a floral arch adorned with wildflowers, creating a romantic, fairy-tale atmosphere. Guests enjoyed a farm-to-table feast, highlighting local seasonal ingredients, followed by a night of dancing under twinkling string lights. Every detail, from the bespoke invitations to the artisanal wedding favours, was thoughtfully curated to reflect the couple’s unique story. It was truly a magical day, perfectly capturing the essence of their love.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE

AND PLANNING PROCESS…

We were inspired by the couple’s love for nature and desire for an intimate, yet elegant celebration. The style was a blend of romance and timeless elegance, featuring natural elements and soft, romantic touches. The planning process involved close collaboration with the couple, ensuring every detail reflected their personalities and love story. We focused on creating a seamless experience, from selecting the picturesque venue to curating personalised décor and a locally sourced menu. It was a joy to bring their vision to life, resulting in a wedding that was both beautiful and meaningful.

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

One beautiful memory of this wedding was the couple’s heartfelt exchange of handwritten vows under a canopy of blooming flowers, with the sun setting behind them. The moment was filled with emotion, bringing tears to the eyes of many guests. The serene setting and golden light created a magical atmosphere, perfectly capturing the essence of their love.

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Miriam & Brian

SANTORINI BACKDROP

Overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea and a stunning caldera, signature of Santorini, Miriam and Brian didn’t have to think twice about choosing Canaves Epitome as their wedding venue. They fell in love with the surrounding outdoor space which left them lots of room to run their ideas with their wedding planner, creating a luxurious and refined space to say ‘I do’. “We wanted to celebrate the beauty of Santorini with an al fresco celebration, our idea was to mix the traditional Cycladic architecture with modern and soft touches,” mentions the bride.

BLUSHING BRIDE

The bride looked ultra-romantic with her ethereal dress and floating shrug. The groom’s suit also matched the theme perfectly. The planner created a dreamy setting overflowing with different shades of roses, elegant candles and touches of pink decorations. The white and pink notes looked exceptionally suited at sunset, blending the natural scene with the wedding set-up. “We felt in perfect harmony with the Santorini landscape without compromising on style. We aimed to infuse our wedding with elegant elements and romantic florals and candles and our planner, Bespoke Weddings Santorini, exceeded all of our expectations with her attention to detail and polished style.”

SUNNY ESCAPE

“Planning our wedding on the island of Santorini was the best decision we could have ever made and working with Bespoke Weddings Santorini made it all possible,” explains the bride. The couple was extremely ecstatic about their decision to get

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married abroad. All their doubts about a destination wedding faded away when they met Sandra Ebner and discussed with her all of the endless opportunities offered on the magical island of Santorini. Bringing luxury weddings back to the Greek island, Bespoke Weddings Santorini will tailor your vision into reality, crafting something unique and precious in one of the 5-star venues on offer.

THE ARCH OF LOVE

There’s nothing quite like a dramatic backdrop to frame your wedding ceremony and Canaves Epitome offers beautiful photo opportunities for couples and their guests. With infinite sea views creating a set-up for Miriam and Brian’s vows, Sandra Ebner took advantage of this exceptional sight to craft the showstopping piece of the entire wedding layout. Together with the other suppliers, they crafted a bespoke arch recalling the signature shape of the Santorini homes with their white-washed tones and circular forms. This masterpiece married perfectly with the setting and created a mesmerising ambience for the couple to share their vows. “The design team crafted a unique piece to crown our wedding day and we have plenty of photos to remember it by,” gushes the couple.

THE DREAM TEAM

DESIGN & CONCEPT: Bespoke Weddings Santorini VENUE: Canaves Oia Epitome FLORIST: Red Box Days BRIDAL DRESS: Made Bride by Antonea BRIDAL SHOES: Savrani Creations

GROOM SUIT: Sur Mesure JEWELLERY: Poniros Jewellery

STATIONERY: Beautiful Letters Calligraphy

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BESPOKE WEDDINGS SANTORINI

We spoke to Sandra Ebner from Bespoke Weddings Santorini, a luxury wedding planning company based in Santorini and explored their new projects to elevate weddings on one of the world’s most beautiful islands…

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

I provide tailormade weddings (proposals, elopements, intimate and lavish weddings) on the island of Santorini, Greece. Quality, for me, is the most important thing; therefore, I only work with the best vendors and select them very carefully, according to their work, professionalism and I only work with registered vendors – registered either in Greece or in the EU, or with the needed legal working licence for EU. I created a workflow I follow for a step-by-step planning-process and encourage monthly calls with my couples. I see myself more as a friend in this process, I become the most important point of reference during the wedding planning months.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I’m based on the magical island of Santorini, one of Greece’s best-kept secrets nestled amidst the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. The options are endless, with many opportunities for weddings and exquisite views for nuptials.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

The views, the backdrops, with the whitewashed houses as the signature architecture, 99.999% good weather guaranteed, breathtaking sunset, good food, and unique volcanic landscape - all of these are great reasons for couples to visit and experience a

celebration like no other.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

With this wedding, I truly wanted to convey the luxurious options Santorini offers to couples. From beautiful views to exceptional venues and elegant details, this wedding brings together the most romantic elements of the island to form a stunning backdrop for the couple.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE AND PLANNING PROCESS…

Santorini and its luxurious character inspired me. I want to bring back luxury weddings to Santorini whilst flaunting the island and therefore, I let one of my trusted vendors customise the arch for this wedding. It’s the perfect match to Santorini’s architecture and looks very grand with the addition of the flowers and stage. I wanted to showcase a lavish and unique floral decoration with elegant accessories and rentals.

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

A beautiful memory for me was the outcome. The arch, with the surrounding decorations and the breathtaking views, made everything exceptional and conveyed the refinement the team and I wanted. All the elements framed the couple gracefully.

Find out more: bespokeweddingssantorini.com @wedding_planner_santorini

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"The perfect scenery for our vows."

A DISNEY FAIRYTALE

Our couple got engaged on Amy’s birthday on the 4th of August 2022 and everything was like out of a Disney love story. Joe proposed at Walt Disney World in Florida and they are returning one year after their wedding in August 2024 for their honeymoon. August appears to be Joe and Amy’s lucky month!

FROM ITALY WITH LOVE

For our couple, Italy was the first choice, especially the sunny Amalfi Coast and as they were looking for a small and intimate location, they fell in love with Sorrento and escaped with 24 of their closest people. “We wanted a very small and intimate official civil ceremony; when we researched, Sorrento seemed like the most romantic, picturesque place. We just wanted to have very close family and friends and had a big family party when we got back to the UK on 11th August. This was in York.”

MOMENTS TO CHERISH

Joseph and Amy opted for a small celebration and enjoyed every second of it. “Having an intimate wedding ceremony really allowed us to absorb and be part of the Italian culture. It was lovely to see everyone getting along and having a fantastic time from start to finish. We loved being able to actually enjoy the day and share it with each other, as well as with all our guests. We were able to do fun activities during our party such as a champagne spray, a Mexican wave down the table, conga at night around the villa, and a baby Guinness shot race.” The couple also got to dance to their favourite tunes such as their top ABBA songs.

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‘DOLCE VITA’ THEMED

“We wanted it to be authentic Italian. We had the white roses and olive foliage as runners down the aisles. We then had those put around the villa afterwards. On the table, we had olive leaves as part of the menus to add more of an Italian feel. I also asked for lemons to be placed in hurricane vases down the table.” The bride and groom wanted to incorporate as much as they could of the surroundings and used elements such as white roses and green foliage in both of their ceremonies, in Italy as well as in York.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

Amy and Joseph then had a grand family party back in York. Their wedding photographer was by their side on both occasions, capturing two different yet equally significant moments. Having a great team by their side made a huge difference on their wedding day. A twist in the two celebrations was the couple’s choice of wedding cakes: “ For our English party, the flavours of the cake were delicious and unique – chocolate and salted caramel, white chocolate and passionfruit, and strawberry gin,” shared the couple. WH

THE DREAM TEAM

PHOTOGRAPHER (BOTH): @martademartiniphotos

VIDEOGRAPHER (BOTH): @balugaweddings - Benjamin Jancso DRESS (BOTH): @stephanie_moran_couture

PLANNER (BOTH): @pamelladunn STATIONERY (BOTH): @ graystarlingstudio LOCATION (ITALY) - INCLUDING MUSIC, MAKEUP, TRANSPORT, FLOWERS & DECOR: @pamelladunn LOCATION (YORK): @theprincipalyork DECOR (YORK): @ createlookdecor MAKEUP (YORK): @createlookdecor CAKE (YORK): @blossomtreecakeco ENTERTAINMENT (YORK): @ jonnyrossmusic & @vocistring PHOTO BOOTH (YORK): @ vivalabooth MAGICIAN (YORK): @lukemagician

"A bridal look to dance the night away in."
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MARTA DEMARTINI PHOTOGRAPHY

The UK and Italy-based photographer Marta Demartini Photography gives us insight into being a destination wedding photographer and working across different locations…

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

Hello and Ciao! I am Marta, a professional wedding photographer with over 15 years of experience in documenting weddings and special occasions. Originally from the Italian Riviera, I moved to London about 20 years ago, where I developed my career as a photographer, working in different areas alongside the wedding industry, often covering fashion and lifestyle shoots for luxury brands or corporate events around London. However, my friendly, romantic nature made me turn my path more and more towards documenting weddings and beautiful love stories, with a focus on intimate gatherings across unique locations in Italy and Europe. I feel moved by the opportunity of gifting my couples with eternal memories of their most precious day.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I am based in London and Italy, where I document many international weddings. I feel lucky have a base back in my own country, which allows me to easily travel to popular destinations like Tuscany, the Lakes, the Amalfi Coast, Italian Riviera and discover new hidden gems in the Italian countryside as I go along.

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

My photography style combines a flair for romance and an eye for capturing the natural moments as they happen. With my experience in lifestyle, fashion and portraiture, I bring a unique style to each wedding, blending harmoniously the narrative of the day with a creative, stylish touch.

TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU HELP COUPLES FEEL COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

When it comes to photographing my couples, my friendly, romantic nature is a great gift to have! It is natural for me to talk to my

couples and make a few jokes during our couple photo session. This helps relax the tension while in front of the camera and gives them a chance, on their wedding day, to share a few intimate moments with each other, away from the crowd, allowing me to capture their emotions in the most natural way possible.

TELL US ABOUT THIS WEDDING THAT YOU PHOTOGRAPHED.

When I was contacted by Pamella Dunn Wedding Planner about photographing the wedding of Amy and Joe in Sorrento and later on the party in York, it was like a dream come true! (I believe Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast to be on the bucket list of every destination wedding photographer, right?!) We all had a wonderful time at both events and most importantly, my couple and Pamella loved my work, which made me the happiest photographer ever. Amy and Joe are a very friendly and fun couple to work with and we clicked straight away after our meet-up on the day before in Sorrento. Because of the relatively small number of guests (30+), we agreed that it was best to have only myself with no second shooters. With the help of Pamella, we were able to coordinate perfectly the capture of the narrative at the various stages, starting from the getting ready moments at the Hotel Antiche Mura, then the ceremony at the scenic Cloister of San Francesco, followed by a couple photo session nearby amidst the streets of Sorrento. The wedding day unfolded graciously and perfectly, and the lovely sea breeze turned the hot sunshine into a very pleasant day. The reception was held at Villa Antiche Mura, a gorgeous backdrop for family photos and romantic sunset portraits of Amy and Joe. We met again after 10 days to shoot their love in York.

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Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s, DUKES London embodies quintessential British style and sophistication, offering a unique blend of tradition and modern luxury. Our enchanting event spaces are a perfect backdrop for intimate ceremonies to grand wedding celebrations.

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Elegant Escapes

From the charm of the Devonshire coast to the bustling heart of London, escape the everyday and find that somewhere special with our hand-picked romantic venues.

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BURNHAM BEECHES HOTEL

This four-star Georgian hotel in the heart of Buckinghamshire offers a retreat into the natural world, refreshing the soul and mind ready to take the big leap into married life. With ten acres of sprawling private grounds enveloping the majestic building, Burnham Beeches is made to be a wedding venue. The wedding team are prepared to handle large extravaganzas and intimate occasions, tailoring the backdrop to suit your wedding day wishes. Their brand new outdoor wedding pavilion offers a Georgian white facade among stunning woodland for a romantic do or the equally charming indoor spaces cater everything from cosy dinners to entire hire-outs to celebrate with all your loved ones. Let Burnham Beeches exceed your expectations for your special day.

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BOURTON HALL

A gorgeous Mansion wedding venue in Warwickshire, Bourton Hall bridges the gap between tradition and modernity with its high ceilings and spacious rooms ready to host your special day. Your celebrations will be complemented by twelve acres of gardens, woodland and parkland, with breathtaking views of the lush countryside of Shakespeare Country, every corner of this venue offers a new backdrop to embellish your photo album. Boasting a striking Italiante-style Mansion and former Catholic chapel with a gold leaf ceiling, the spaces of Bourton Hall will certainly impress you and your guests. For sunnier occasions, make the most of the Portico on the front terrace for an outdoor ceremony and then migrate into the Banqueting Hall for dinner with up to 120 loved ones. The finishing touch has to be The Lady Bourton Honeymoon Suite, a refined and relaxing space to reminisce on your many memories from the day. bourton-hall.co.uk

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FARNHAM CASTLE

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Couples who love their food and wine pairings

Overlooking the historic town of Farnham on the Surrey/ Hampshire border, Farnham Castle is an iconic venue that has it all for your wedding day. From beautiful grounds, exquisite cuisine and cushty accommodation, every detail has been considered by the professional and talented team at the Castle. The layout boasts four unique locations to tie the knot, as well as two on-site chapels for those looking for a religious ceremony. Don’t panic about cutting the guest list because the extravagant Great Hall certainly lives up to its name with space for 210 seated guests, increasing to up to 350 for the evening section of your day. The cherry on top of the wedding cake is the Great Lawn, the perfect spot to host a cocktail hour or drinks reception, forming a thousand memories and photographs to treasure. farnhamcastle.com

CLEARWELL CASTLE

Discover this hidden gem in the gorgeous Forest of Dean. Clearwell Castle is an idyllic spot to celebrate your nuptials, with a grand facade and attention to detail in every space, we guarantee you will have a day to remember. Classy touches like a cocktail terrace and croquet lawn will adorn your plans, with charming décor and friendly staff on hand to help with every detail. The Ballroom has all the romantic details couples search for on their venue hunt, from the raised dais and leaded windows to the 75-foot-long aisle, you can certainly make a grand entrance as you take your first steps into the next chapter of your love story. The in-house chefs can curate a special menu to your favourite tastes for the evening, with hand-picked house wines to complement each course. Plus, the contemporary Cellar Bar is the perfect place to finish the night by dancing and laughing away. Have the fairytale wedding you have always dreamed of with a castle wedding at Clearwell. clearwell-castle.co.uk

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Adding special touches to your day with sustainable methods

LUCKNAM PARK HOTEL & SPA

With ingredients like a Palladian Mansion, 500 acres of glorious parkland and a mile-long beech and lime-lined driveaway, Lucknam Park is the perfect recipe for wedding success at their 5-star country house hotel near Bath. The team will ensure you are treated like royalty during your celebrations, with a picturesque venue that will forever live in the memories of your guests. Elegant spaces such as the Walmesley Room, Music Room and Restaurant Hywel Jones suit wedding parties of all sizes, as well as outdoor venues for those who want to get in touch with nature. Lucknam Park always goes the extra mile, crafting special touches like planting a tree in the arboretum in your ceremony or immortalising your wedding with a plaque. You can return every year to commemorate your love and indulge in a special spa break or luxury getaway.

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MISSENDEN ABBEY

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A 12th-century former medieval abbey, Missenden Abbey is nestled within 10 acres of stunning grounds in the heart of the Chilterns. The perfect wedding backdrop, the venue boasts classical details like vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and a romantic marquee to adorn your wedding day. Whatever stage of wedding planning you find yourselves at, the dedicated team of professionals are on hand to make all your dreams come true, whether that is curating beautiful floral arrangements or organising the evening entertainment, let them take the worries off your shoulders. Having previously housed royal family members, you know Missenden Abbey has that royal seal of approval, and with a complimentary bridal suite and 56 additional bedrooms to house your guests, you know you can rest in the height of luxury after your special day. missendenabbey.co.uk

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ST. AUDRIES PARK

Plan the perfect countryside celebration at St. Audries Park, a beautiful wedding venue in Somerset. With a heritage dating back to 1086, this Georgian Manor breathes elegance and charm, all enveloped by enchanting views of the iconic Quantock Hills. The licensed Victorian Orangery is a light-soaked space that offers a romantic spot to tie the knot. Clean, white architecture and glass panelling are a match made in heaven, allowing your love to shine the brightest. St Etheldreda’s Church is also nearby for those couples who are looking for a traditional ceremony location. Each of St. Audries Park’s spaces can be personalised to your wishes, with the Library’s hand-carved dining table offering space for nostalgic photos of the couple and the Drawing Room’s bay window acting as the perfect spot to display the sumptuous cake. The possibilities are endless and the picturesque setting will simply take your breath away. audries-park.co.uk

Best for Blank canvas weddings in a relaxed ambience

STANWELL HOUSE

After an extensive refurbishment, Stanwell House now stands as one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in the New Forest. Offering a beautiful Georgian property in the heart of Lymington, the venue is ideal for a relaxed and elegant celebration and the perfect getaway. The stunning events room is a fabulous space for getting together with loved ones to toast to your big news, with natural light, access to the private garden and a blank canvas theme to inject with your own personality. Choose from nibbles, afternoon tea, sharing boards and tasting menus to treat your guests. Stay in their boutique rooms for a home-fromhome feeling, putting the guest at the top of the priority list and an experience you will be keen to come back for more. stanwellhouse.com

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THE STANDARD

For a modern and vibrant wedding day, The Standard in London is the perfect choice for your city celebrations. This King Cross icon is well known for lavish and sleek events from 14 to 400, with cocktail parties on the 8th-floor Townhouse terrace or a sunny al fresco occasion on Isla Terrace, they can suit every mood and feeling. Accommodation is sorted too, with 266 bedrooms within the mid-century characterful building and the Suite Spot which is the ideal space for the all-important bridal prep. Party animals should book an evening under the twinkle of the Sweeties disco ball, with plush velvet curtains, a marble-topped bar and style all the way down to the chic carpets, party with the DJ until the early hours. The Standard, London is the perfect mix of vintage style and modern flair, gifting you the best of both worlds for your celebrations. standardhotels.com

THE ROYAL CRESCENT HOTEL & SPA

If you’re searching for a city location that oozes romance and enchantment, look no further than The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in historic Bath. This sanctuary escape has plush bedrooms and suites, spectacular views and the Montagu’s Mews restaurant - a culinary hotspot that can cater to any occasion. The team welcome up to 100 people in their dreamy marquee setting, with exclusive use so you can rest assured all the attention and care will be on you, or opt for the beautiful Wedding Garden or Library. For eco-friendly couples, The RCH have workshopped lots of sustainable ways to celebrate so you can have the green wedding that is so important to you. Plan the dream day in the heart of Bath with The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. royalcrescent.co.uk

TORS PARK

Escape to the coast with the luxury self-catering apartments of Tors Park in Devon, enhanced by stunning views over Lynmouth Bay and the charming fishing harbour, it is the perfect spot for your wedding accommodation needs, relaxing getaway with your wedding party or a refreshing minimoon with the other half after tying the knot. Fill your days with cliff-side walks and drinks on the balcony, this scenic escape suits families and furry friends, meaning everyone can get involved in the celebrations. With special touches like wood-burning fires and landscape views in the apartments, you can stay in style in one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. From summer 2024, Tors Park will be introducing wellness offerings such as plunge pools and saunas alongside treatments, making it a hotspot for pre-wedding pampering and buddymoons to get your body and mind in check for the big day. torspark.co

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English Charm by the Sea

Stay at Cary Arms & Spa and experience Devon’s signature beachside luxury…

Cary Arms & Spa combines the personality and values of a traditional English inn and the luxurious style and facilities of a boutique hotel. Couples, and even their dogs, can enjoy a relaxed minimoon or romantic getaway with breathtaking views due to its remarkable position overlooking Babbacombe Bay and miles of seascape along the Jurassic Coast.

The inn and surrounding grounds were sympathetically restored and remodelled under the close guidance of the de Savary family, to offer stylish and spacious accommodation designed to rival the best hotels in the country – the English Riviera reborn. Guests of the hotel can choose from Beach Huts, Beach Suites, and Inn rooms, as well as a selection of rental cottages.

The Beach Huts and the Beach Suites are the favourite choices for couples looking for a unique romantic seaside escape together. They combine a contemporary duplex interior and luxurious hand-crafted furnishings with huge wall-to-wall glass doors that fold back onto the sunbathing deck. All have uninterrupted views across Lyme Bay to Portland Bill along the Jurassic Coast. They are the perfect spot to while away the hours together chatting, reading books, and just taking in the ever-changing seascape.

If you can tear yourself away from your terrace, there’s plenty to do during a stay, such as exploring the coastal walks with the hotel’s local guide, Graham. Begin at Torquay Harbour and walk along the worldfamous South West Coast Path through one of its most picturesque sections, finishing at the Cary Arms for well-earned refreshments! During the tour, Graham will provide plenty of intriguing stories and impart his local knowledge along the way to keep you entertained. Or why not try out the various watersports including paddleboarding and kayaking? You might even be lucky enough to spot dolphins or the local seal, Sammy.

After a long day exploring the area, guests can head to the boutique spa, which like the hotel, has a prized position overlooking Babbacombe Bay, where guests can relax and take in the spectacular sea views. The spa’s GAIA treatment menu, which uses handmade, organic and vegan products, blending together pure essential oils and plant actives, combines the best of nature with a holistic approach to the well-being of the spa guests. There’s a couples treatment room for the ultimate shared relaxation. The spa also has a waterfall hydrotherapy pool, relaxation area, steam room, sauna, exotic experience shower, gym, and is decorated with exclusive American Art illustrations from Peter de Savary’s private collection.

Dining at the inn is relaxed and friendly with changing menus from the talented Chef Steve Poyner, which reflects his love of the local coast and country in equal measure. Expect superb Devon beef, Lyme Bay lobster and line-caught seafood sitting alongside delicious traditional English heritage dishes. caryarms.co.uk

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BOUNDARY SHOREDITCH

This boutique hotel with 17 individually designed bedrooms lies in the buzzing heart of Shoreditch, ready to welcome you for a slick city celebration in their restaurants, event spaces, bar and rooftop venue. Converted from a Victorian warehouse, the hotel teeters effortlessly on the boundary between timeless style and modern facilities, with a postcode on one of the most fashionable streets in London. Boundary Shoreditch has all the ingredients for a romantic city staycation or wedding shindig.

The venue boasts a range of dazzling event spaces, all styled in a unique and contemporary design that will suit any occasion looking for a soulful East London atmosphere. Picture this… the friendly team whisk you and your guests up to the exquisite rooftop terrace for a crisp cocktail reception as the sunlight dapples through the trailing wisteria, with the heated glass Orangery nearby to host an intimate occasion against the backdrop of an urban cityscape. Venture down to Below Boundary with double-height vaulted ceilings, open brickwork and gleaming marble floor for a chic wedding breakfast and reception, and the stylish bedrooms and suites are on-hand to embrace you and your guests at the end of the night. Every element that makes up your big day is under one roof at Boundary Shoreditch for a memorable day to treasure.

If you’re looking for a chic, urban location that perfectly blends elite service and contemporary surroundings, Boundary Shoreditch is here to make all your wedding wishes come true. boundary.london

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THE ADRIA

This 5-star gem in classy South Kensington is the cream of the crop when it comes to quintessentially British stays in London. Boasting a stucco 19th-century townhouse exterior with majestic white stone pillars and a grand Union Jack flag, we knew from first impressions that we were in for a delightful treat. The hotel celebrates the capital city, with each room not having a number but rather a name dedicated to something classically London, placing the guest in an immersive experience at the centre of the action.

The Adria has all the contemporary touches needed to make a London getaway extra special. Their 22 elegant suites and rooms are styled beautifully, with luxurious furnishings and artistic touches to make each space unique. From the four poster bed to the Italian marble bathroom, the Victoria Suite certainly impressed during our stay. With separate living areas encompassing a living, dining and sleeping zone, guests can indulge in the joys of every corner of this opulent suite. A fancy tub and walk-in waterfall shower grace the bathroom and the living area even hosts a fireplace, making this hotel feel cosy with home comforts. The suites and rooms are beyond generous, with the opportunity to join rooms to host all of your wedding party in one space as you prepare for the big day together with dresses, makeup and bubbles.

This hotel goes beyond just rooms, with a sauna, gym, spa and massage bed all on offer to guests and those that need to de-stress from the wedmin worries. The Parlour and Lounge are ideal for hosting private gatherings over your wedding weekend, plus the dining areas are great for catching up with loved ones post tying the knot with a breakfast or Afternoon Tea. The Adria is suited for couples searching for a city location that oozes class and style. theadria.com

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THE KENSINGTON

Nestled in one of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods, The Kensington offers a luxury take on a city getaway. Its prime location places guests within walking distance of famous museums, attractions and tube stations, giving you the entirety of London at your fingertips.

As you stroll down the bustling streets of South Kensington, you’re greeted with a grand white façade, offering a preview of the opulent and grand setting inside. Blending traditional charm with modern luxury, this vibe extends into the rooms and suites, too. After a busy day in the city, we headed up to our home for the night: Luxury Studio Suite. Complete with a four poster bed, plush seating, and eccentric wallpaper, this stylish atmosphere ticked all the boxes. The marble ensuite bathroom was fitted with a double vanity sink, large shower and a freestanding bathtub with a built-in TV. Stocked with luscious Malin + Goetz products, this is the ultimate spot for a pamper.

Whether it’s a romantic date night or a catch-up over Afternoon Tea, the hotel’s dining options are equally as impressive. Town House offers a redefined experience showcasing modern British cuisine. Once seated with a glass of Rosé, we placed our order, starting with the Superfood Salad combining vibrant greens and crunchy broccoli to warm up my taste buds. Next, I savoured the succulent Black Angus Sirloin, drizzled with peppercorn sauce and a side of fries, and finished with the Vanilla Crème Brûlée. Adorned with mood lighting, floral wallpaper, and velour seating, the sophisticated atmosphere set the stage for an evening of joy, divine food, and excellent service. To wash down your dinner with a cocktail, head to the hotel’s hidden gem, The K Bar, a setting that combines a cosy ambience with a majestic flair.

The Kensington also offers their flexible spaces for a city-chic wedding. The White Room is their signature entertaining space (for up to 50 guests standing or 34 dining) or for a grand affair, it can be interconnected with The Library. The airy room blends perfectly with the cool-toned furnishings and elegant décor, creating a graceful space for lovebirds to tie the knot. doylecollection.com/hotels/the-kensington-hotel

FOR: Artistic interiors in a cityconvenient location.

NUMBER SIXTEEN

Discreetly taking residence on a picture-perfect South Kensington street just minutes from the tube stop, staying at Number Sixteen feels as though you are entering a beloved home rather than an impersonal hotel, which is a welcome embrace for London boltholes. The owner and creative director, Kit Kemp, has injected her signature style throughout the venue with a classically English palette clashing eclectic patterns with antique-style furniture, giving an eccentric feel that feels cosy yet special. Many of the 41 rooms gaze over the leafy courtyard garden or the Victorian white stucco terraces of Sumner Place, and with famous hotspots like the V&A and Hyde Park within walking distance, Number Sixteen is the perfect terraced hideaway in the centre of the action.

The Orangery and Garden is a welcome addition to the hotel, flooded with natural light and peppered with idyllic touches like a carp pond and charming pavilion, this area will enchant you for a romantic occasion. Host your loved ones for an exquiste Afternoon Tea or Cocktail Reception to get the wedding mood started, or simply have a glass of wine to cheers to your special news. The Orangery and Garden also holds beautiful wedding ceremonies complemented by bountiful blooms, tasteful sculptures and characterful trees to act as witness to your true love, the perfect combination of city style and timeless beauty.

‘Every Room Tells a Story’ is the slogan of Number Sixteen, so whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway in beautiful Kensington or want to tie the knot in a chic city wedding, let this stylish and upmarket boutique beauty host the next chapter in your love story. firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/number-sixteen/

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A Wedding On The Wild Side

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Kent

Looking to have that safari experience without travelling halfway across the world? Enter Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, an incredible conservation park nestled in 600 acres of Kentish Savannah, ready to add a wild twist to your wedding plans.

Steeped in history, the private parkland is home to over 900 wild endangered animals and spans many di erent zones, from the characterful Mansion House to the charming Treehouse accommodation. Couples can make the most of the versatility on o er at Port Lympne by selecting from the array of venues and itineraries to personalise one of three wedding packages. Larger weddings can be tucked away in the allure of the expansive walled gardens, whether you opt for the fairytale enchantment of The Pergola with flowerclad walls housing 100 seated guests or experience The Orangery with light-soaked glass walls inviting 120 guests to dine and dance the night away under gold leaf custom chandeliers. These outdoor venues celebrate the natural beauty of the reserve with the garden team thoughtfully preening every backdrop from the Hydrangea Walk to the Checkerboard Garden to perfection.

If your plans involve a more intimate guestlist, let the stunning Mansion House welcome you into an eclectic space, with hand-painted animal murals adorning every surface of The Spencer Roberts and The Martin Jordan Room or making the most of the sea views in The Long Room with its spacious terrace. For a destination wedding vibe, book the pink Moroccan Courtyard, a unique area that champions founder Sir Philip Sassoon’s exotic taste with original marble flooring, an octagonal fountain and antiques handpicked from Marrakech, transporting your wedding day to the allure of North Africa. Extra touches like local food and Gusbourne sparkling wines seal the deal and with Kent being dubbed ‘The Garden of England’ you can expect great culinary treats with Afternoon Tea in the Mansion House, dinner in the contemporary Garden Room and cocktails in the Courtyard. No demand is too much to personalise your big day, whether you want food trucks on the lawns

or a harpist serenading your guests, the team will be only too happy to make your wishes come true.

A unique highlight of a Port Lympne wedding is for guests to go on a guided safari while the team switch your chosen venue from day to night. They will be whisked via a safari jeep from South America to Africa and Asia, encountering free-roaming gira es, Kent’s only spectacled bears and the largest herd of black rhino in the UK, gaining valuable knowledge as they greet over 900 animals. You can also go on intimate safari experiences with your wedding party to feed the animals and get up-close with your favourite species, a memory you will never forget.

Port Lympne excel when it comes to versatility, and their accommodation is no exception. From boutique hotel rooms to a romantic night under the stars in a panoramic bubble pod, the hotel cover every viewpoint. I was lucky enough to enjoy the Sidonie Treehouse for my stay, a treetop space with stunning canopy views from the private balcony of the rhino paddocks and fully-equipped with a kitchen, lounge, bedrooms and bathroom, ideal for a family break or minimoon. Plus, guests get their own personal golf buggy, a fun touch that means you can travel around the park at your leisure.

Every short break, wedding and any profit goes back into the conservation work of their charity partner, The Aspinall Foundation, so Port Lympne is a great choice for animal-loving couples looking to give back on their big day. To put into perspective how influential the reserve is to the natural world, I think this statistic shared with me by keeper Matt sums it all up: one in ten white rhinos in the wild have DNA that originated from Port Lympne. Therefore, hosting your celebrations here will truly make a di erence to the animal kingdom and you can do it all in the most beautiful of surroundings.

For more info visit: www.aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne/weddings/ @portlympneweddings @portlympnepark @theaspinallfoundation

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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath A Blooming Retreat

As we drove through the historic streets of Bath in the company of the English sunshine, we arrived at the iconic Royal Crescent. With its 30 Grade I-listed terrace houses arranged around an immaculate lawn, this is the ultimate destination to escape the hustle of the city. Dotted among the sweeping curve is The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, a luxurious 5-star hotel and wedding venue. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the concierge team and our car was discreetly parked for us, giving us a taste of the VIP treatment.

With high ceilings, grand windows and unique furnishings, the hotel’s character creates a home-from-home experience. Interior designer Jane Clayton has carefully curated all 45 rooms and suites, using unique décor and flamboyant furnishings to create an exclusive feel for guests. Elegant touches complete each room, with Noble Isle toiletries, a flat-screen TV, a Dyson hairdryer and comfy robes, every need is met with modern amenities. Many rooms o er a breathtaking view of the immaculate gardens or the lush Royal Crescent lawn, connecting guests to the vibrant energy of Bath.

The hotel o ers much more than just the accommodation, The Spa & Bath House is a tranquil haven that provides a range of facilities to enhance your stay. Guests can indulge in the heated relaxation pool, rejuvenate in the vitality pool, relax in the sauna and steam room, and choose from an extensive list of spa treatments. The serene spa is the ideal place to unwind after a day of exploring the city.

The hotel excels in dining with Montagu’s Mews, a glamorous bar and restaurant o ering locally sourced, contemporary cuisine. The main restaurant area features stylish décor with pink tones, textured furnishings, and an impressive wine display, creating a picture-perfect environment. During the warmer months, guests can enjoy alfresco dining or treat themselves to afternoon tea while overlooking the gardens. The Instagram-worthy dishes, flawless service, and calming atmosphere make it a romantic setting to share with your loved one.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa o ers beautiful gardens and luxurious surroundings, providing a stunning backdrop for a memorable city wedding. Despite its discreet exterior, the hotel features various

function spaces to accommodate a variety of needs. From outdoor ceremonies surrounded by spring blooms to an intimate gathering within the Georgian walls, this iconic hotel is the ideal venue for a timeless wedding. With enchanting grounds, floral aromas, and a secluded setting, the natural beauty of The Wedding Garden creates a fairytale backdrop for your big day. Adjacent to The Wedding Garden is the Garden Villa, an exclusive property for up to 8 adults and 2 children. This private residence has access to the Walled Gardens and comfortable outdoor seating, making it the ultimate base to prep with your bridal squad.

The hotel o ers several indoor event spaces for your special day, including The Sir Percy Blakeney Suite and The Library, which are perfect for smaller gatherings. The Sir Percy Blakeney Suite, one of the master suites at the hotel, provides a stunning space for a majestic ceremony for up to 30 seated guests. The natural shades of the interior, combined with the sunlight flooding through the large windows, create the ideal setting to personalise and make your own.

For those seeking a private retreat in the bustling city, having exclusive use of the hotel o ers seclusion, comfort, and a sense of intimacy. This includes all the rooms and suites, Montagu's Mews Restaurant & Bar, the beautiful gardens, and The Spa & Bath House. With the capacity to accommodate up to 120 seated guests, hosting a wedding reception in a marquee set up in the gardens is the perfect choice for grand weddings. The striking marquee allows you to customise the theme to match your vision. Whether that is the table arrangements, colour schemes or floral displays, each wedding is truly unique and individual.

Cheers to your newlywed status with a glass of Champagne and an intimate journey across the city of Bath in the hotel’s hot air balloon. The exclusive balloon experience is priced at £1000 for two people.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa o ers timeless beauty, exceptional service, and a convenient location to enjoy the very best of Bath. Whether you are seeking a Bridgerton-esque wedding venue, a wellness retreat, or a luxury city break, look no further than this historic gem!

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A Regal Romance

Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire

Agrand country house, nestled within 66 acres of countryside, Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens provides an unmatched setting for a majestic wedding in North Hampshire.

As you sweep down the long driveway, you are greeted with the charming ambience of the mansion house, setting the stage for what I can only describe as a lavish retreat. The hotel and gardens boast 113 rooms, each falling within 9 categories. Each room type o ers unique furnishings that will transport you back in time. During my stay, I checked into the Orangery Suite, which is a more modern room type of the collection. The split-level suite o ers privacy, a view overlooking the Water Gardens and elegant décor, making it the perfect spot for a secluded staycation.

Weddings at Tylney Hall are a dream come true for couples, with a selection of licensed spaces available to tie the knot, all o ering a unique feel to suit the couple's needs. They can accommodate ceremonies ranging from 4 to 120 guests, so whether you opt for a grand do or an intimate occasion, the talented wedding coordinators can assist in creating a flawless atmosphere for your big day. The team go above and beyond to ensure that each couple experiences the wedding day they have always dreamed of, even o ering bespoke packages.

If you’re planning a large ceremony, the Tylney Suite, situated in the mansion house, is the perfect choice for those seeking a traditional venue. With high ceilings, wood panelling and mood lighting, you can expect timeless luxury at its finest. For smaller gatherings, the Mattingley Suite or Newnham Suite are ideal for up to 40 guests. With elegant décor, decorative ceilings and grand chandeliers, the ornate Mattingley Suite is a versatile space suitable for wedding receptions or private dining experiences. The Newnham Suite provides a traditional setting for both wedding ceremonies and lavish receptions. With large windows and gleaming natural light, the stunning views of the grounds provide a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Just a short stroll from the mansion house, in a more private area of the estate, you can continue the celebrations into the evening in the Chestnut Suite. This spacious room comes with an en-suite reception area, bar, cloakroom, and outdoor space. The party can go on until 1 am, allowing you to dance the night away with your nearest and dearest. The Chestnut Suite displays a modern look balanced with traditional details such as an exposed brick fireplace and beamed ceiling, giving the style of the mansion house a refreshing twist. With a neutral base, this space provides an ideal opportunity to personalise and customise the setting with a dancefloor, neon lights, and floral arrangements to suit your preferences.

During my stay at Tylney Hall, the highlight was exploring the pristine countryside and manicured gardens that envelop the mansion house. It is not only a charming location for a leisurely stroll with your loved one, but also provides a picturesque backdrop for outdoor wedding ceremonies. With immaculate lawns, vibrant flowers, and a captivating view of the lake, exchanging vows surrounded by natural beauty creates a magical atmosphere. The stone gazebo in the Italian Gardens o ers a prime position to declare your love while capturing the essence of the striking estate. Envision the sunlit gardens filled with joy and love; outdoor ceremonies at Tylney Hall add an extra layer of romance to your special day.

Tylney Hall is much more than just a hotel, with beautiful parkland, the exquisite 2 AA-Rosette Oak Room Restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a health suite, it’s the ideal destination for a romantic weekend getaway. For the ultimate fine dining experience, the award-winning Oak Room Restaurant needs to be on your radar. Serving both seasonal and signature dishes, paired with carefully chosen wine, you can feast on exceptional British cuisine within the quiet walls of the mansion house. Whether you are planning to get married in the countryside or seeking a pre-wedding spa staycation, Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens will help you create lasting special memories.

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Getting Married in Yorkshire

We’ve scoured the largest county in England to round-up the best and brightest wedding suppliers for your big day in ‘God’s Own Country.’

BEL SOURIRE

With a name deriving from the French for ‘beautiful smile,’ Bel Sourire is sure to put a big grin on your face with their dedication to the masterful craft of cake artistry. Based in Wetherby, Dr Jin Chu is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and follows her dreams to create beautiful wedding cakes. Her luxury bakes unite elegance and timelessness in complete harmony with exquisite sugarwork and modern designs, Bel Sourire want to join your wedding journey. belsourirecakes.com

BEAU & BELLE WEDDING CARS

Arrive in style for your big day with Beau & Belle Wedding Cars, covering Cleveland, County Durham, Yorkshire and Tyneside. Their range of vintage and classic cars is the perfect way to make an entrance, all dolled up with ribbons and gleaming interiors, choose a chau eur driven car to add a special touch to your day. The team can even take you on a personal route before the big day, seeing milestones in your life as you embark on the next chapter in your love story. beauandbelleweddingcars.com

ELIZABETH HALL BRIDAL

Based in Beverley, East Yorkshire, Elizabeth Hall Bridal o ers a range of designer gowns and accessories ready to put the finishing touch to your aisle style. Providing an appointment-only service, you are guaranteed to have that ‘one-on-one’ experience so you feel treasured and special as soon as you enter the store. Stocking names such as Morilee, Ti anys Bridal and Rainbow Club, your dream dress is a visit away.

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THE HARROGATE PAPERIE CO

Designed in-house in their studio in Harrogate, this professional designer will craft the perfect stationery suite to embellish your big day. House Collections adorned with gold leaf and metallic foil add a special touch to your day, covering pieces from invites to wedding party cards. Why not personalise your wedding day suite with the Handcrafted Collection and choose from ribbons, jewels and fonts that match your theme? It’s the cherry on top of your wedding day tablescape! theharrogatepaperie.co.uk

YOUR BEST LIFE CELEBRANT

Helen Phillips is a Humanist Celebrant across Yorkshire and the North of England and encourages couples to make the most of their special life by celebrating in style with a celebrant. Choosing Helen at Your Best Life Celebrant means you will get an innovative, unique, heartfelt and fun ceremony, with all the special details included that mean so much to you. A Humanist Celebrant o ers total inclusivity and a welcoming nature, ensuring all your loved ones will have a fantastic experience. yourbestlifecelebrant.com

Bring your day to life with this outstanding string quartet! Chloe makes planning fun and stress-free, helping you tailor your bespoke modern playlist to your special day. You’ll be blown away by the choice of repertoire and the quality of the musicianship at India Rose Strings. From Pop and Jazz to Movie and Gaming soundtracks, all the music is written by Chloe herself to ensure every note is perfect, and she’ll even be there herself on the day performing with her small team of professional musicians. Recommended by the most prestigious venues in Yorkshire, this award-winning quartet will have your guests talking about your day for years to come. indiarosestrings.com

BOWCLIFFE HALL & YORKE ARMS

Book your stunning wedding venue in Yorkshire with the e ortlessly timeless Bowcli e Hall & Yorke Arms. Bowcli e has the perfect balance between a regal country house and modern events spaces, with decadent interiors like the impressive Ballroom and Blackburn Wing to host your celebrations. For a private and intimate event to escape the hustle of everyday life, The Yorke Arms is an 18th-century coaching inn that has special touches like tailored wedding menus and cosy accommodation. Celebrate in style with these two stunning venues. bowcli ehall.co.uk, theyorkearms.co.uk

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THE ULTIMATE WEDDING VENUE MOMENTS FROM PICCADILLY CIRCUS.

Celebrate your special day by welcoming family and friends to a sumptuous private members club, renowned for having the largest rooftop terrace in the heart of Soho. Heated and covered, this terrace transforms into an enchanting winter garden, accessible all year and with stunning views of the London skyline. The club is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers exclusive hotel rates nearby.

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Castle Romance

Step back in time and get wed in one of Kent’s best-kept secrets, Leeds Castle…

Built for life’s special moments, Leeds Castle rises from the water in the mesmerising Kentish countryside, near the county town of Maidstone, and caters to weddings all year around. With experience in hosting la crème de la crème for over 900 years, including serving six of England’s queens, you can rest assured, that you’ll be treated like royalty on your big day.

Historic yet modern, Leeds Castle has stood the test of time and embodies the beauty of each century. Exuding to the timeless elegance of the 20th century, there’s no better stylish retreat to spend your first moments of married bliss in beautiful Kent. Acquired in 1925 by the Anglo-American heiress, Lady Baille, she made sure to create a place for lavish celebrations and where hosting was always front and centre. Now, Leeds Castle is part of the specially created charity called Leeds Castle Foundation, whose main aim is to preserve the castle for future generations to enjoy their milestones.

Leeds Castle’s celebrated venues provide the perfect setting for all kinds of celebrations, from intimate gatherings to grand affairs. Each space can be tailored to your unique vision, ensuring your event is as special as you are. All the backdrops can be tailored to create your dream day, exactly how you imaged it, and Leeds Castle’s friendly and experienced co-ordinator is on hand to help with the finer details.

With 500 acres of land, the castle offers all kinds of wedding opportunities, from the magnificent state rooms to an enchanting barn or marquee to host your reception:

THE CASTLE

Taking you back in time, the main Castle offers the perfect setting to exchange vows. The bright Ceremony rooms holds up to 100 guests and with its natural light flooding in from the French windows is an uplifting location to hold a ceremony. Once the wedding is official, the Grand Salon is the largest room in the castle and makes for a quintessentially English room for your wedding breakfast.

MAIDEN’S TOWER

Let your love story unfold within the storied walls of the Maiden’s Tower, a charming stone building dating back to the 16th century. This exquisite self-contained space is ideal to host your entire day, with a capacity of 80 guests for the day and 100 for your evening reception. This venue consists of two wedding rooms with one leading onto an idyllic private garden. There are also five en-suite guest rooms to host you and your guests if needed, decorated in a period style with contemporary accents and exquisite views over the parkland, golf course and serene moat.

BATTEL HALL

Built in the 14th century, this intimate manor is the best solution if you’re looking to host a small wedding, without compromising on stateliness. From blooming florals in spring and summer to cosy celebrations in the drawing room and library in autumn or winter, Battel Hall will be your home away from home all year round. The ceremony room is full of character and has a maximum capacity of 30 guests. In the summer, there is also a timber-framed open barn to host a romantic wedding outdoors when the sun is shining.

THE FAIRFAX BARN

For rustic wedding receptions, the Fairfax Barn is nothing short of spectacular with its views over the castle and splendid oak beams for a traditional feel. The Fairfax Barn wedding reception package provides exclusive use of the venue for 100 or more guests plus 15 bedrooms in the Stable Courtyard. And, for all of your needs for 100 guests or over, the marquee options could be what you are looking for.

Explore all the wedding packages here: leeds-castle.com/wedding/

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Hensol Castle Weddings

1. TELL US ABOUT YOUR LOCATION AND THE HISTORY OF THE VENUE.

There are many wedding venues in South Wales – but only one in a Grade 1 listed castle. Think majestic turrets, sweeping staircases, and gothic towers (perfect for photo opportunities!). Set in 650 acres of countryside and landscaped grounds, Hensol Castle is licensed for civil ceremonies (indoor and outdoor.) Plus, it even has its own Serpentine Lake and Jetty!

When booking a wedding at Hensol Castle you have:   Exclusive use of the castle   FREE bedroom for the happy couple   23 luxurious bedrooms for your guests   FREE Hensol Castle gin miniature favours for your guests   FREE white dance floor and light-up love letters   FREE chivari chairs

2. HOW DOES HENSOL CASTLE CATER TO WEDDINGS?

Your wedding reception meal will be your first together as a married couple, so we think it should be every bit as memorable as the rest of your day! We offer a range of wedding courses so you can pick the perfect food and drink to impress your guests. Six to Nine months before your wedding day your dedicated wedding coordinator will invite you both to a wedding day menu tasting where you will get to taste our wonderful dishes and select which menu you’d like on your special day. Our award-winning chefs are dedicated to making sure your menu is nothing short of perfect and delicious!

3. TAKE US THROUGH THE DIFFERENT WEDDING OFFERINGS.

Here at Hensol Castle, we have two enchanting options for your ceremony that exude character and historical splendour. Our Oak Room with arched windows and oak panelling is the perfect mixture of modern and stylish, whilst our bandstand is perfect if you opt to get married outdoors. With breathtaking views overlooking our lake, this option truly is picture-perfect! Following your ceremony, our Courtyard Hall is the perfect room for your delicious wedding

breakfast and reception. When getting married at Hensol Castle you have exclusive use for the day, complimentary gin miniature favours distilled at our on-site distillery, plus when all the excitement of the day has ended, you and your guests can rest your head in one of our bespoke bedrooms. Re-group in the morning over a delicious breakfast in our Atrium, offering amazing views of the castle courtyard, an ideal place to crown your day.

4. WHAT TREND IS ON THE RISE AMONGST COUPLES?

One of the most popular wedding trends with our couples is an audio guest book. This is the perfect, modern alternative to the traditional book for guests to leave messages to the wedding couple. Wedding crests are also trending. Instead of having a monogram and logos that are the couple’s names, a crest is popular to now use throughout the event. We have also noticed that the trend of exclusive sweetheart tables is waning. Couples are choosing to celebrate with friends and family rather than having an isolated table for two.

5. DO YOU HAVE ANY SIGNATURE HENSOL CASTLE EXPERIENCES?

Hensol Castle is a spectacular venue, but we think we have an extra edge because of our onsite distillery, located in the cellars of our castle. More recently, we have had couples opt to hire the castle and distillery over a period of two or more days so they can really spend time celebrating their nuptials with friends and family. From cocktail masterclasses to gin making, Hensol Castle Distillery offers the perfect accompanying activities to your wedding. We also offer hen and stag experiences, which we think are unique. Imagine having your pre-wedding celebrations at your actual wedding venue....

If you are looking for a spectacular wedding venue, contact us today to book an exclusive appointment with one of our Hensol Castle wedding coordinators.

Hensol Castle | sales@hensolcastle.com | 01443 665803

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For the rural Cotswold wedding you’ve always dreamed about, you couldn’t choose better than The Great Tythe Barn.

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Travel

Follow the sun and explore some of the hottest destinations on the planet. For couples searching for a place to soak up the rays or to adventure across the wilderness, you've landed on the right honeymoon edit!

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The Summer Hot List

Soak up the rays with our sunny honeymoon edit, whether you’re lounging on a tropical beach or offroading on a safari jeep…

PRINCIPE DI SALINA, ITALY

Tucked away on the greenest of the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily, Salina is at the heart of the archipelago and springboard to explore all the other enchanting isles. If you’re seeking the perfect spot to call home during your Sicilian sojourn, let Principe di Salina take you in and show you the local heartfelt hospitality. Resting on the tranquil remnants of an ancient volcano, the boutique hotel is a testament to Salina’s rich heritage and natural beauty, offering guests an immersive journey through the brimming Italian culture. When at the hotel, you can completely switch off from the rest of the world and revel in luxury with the numerous amenities at the residence.

A first stop could be their newly renovated Grand Pool, a masterful fusion of architectural innovation and Sicilian craftsmanship, creating the perfect gathering point for relaxing days savouring the warm Italian sun. Beyond the poolside oasis, Principe di Salina captivates with its distinctive architectural aesthetic of cubiform white-washed structures adorned with archways and private terraces, seamlessly harmonising with the island’s rugged terrain. When not resting you can also taste the true flavours of the island with a cooking session, filled with fresh ingredients for healthy dishes. Wander through the grounds hand in hand and admire the glistening Mediterranean waters and the surrounding greenery of bougainvillaea and Mediterranean shrubs. Elevating your serene stay, the rooms and suites boast bright and airy décor and offer plenty of space to reconnect with your love whilst admiring the sparkling sea. https://principedisalina.it/

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VERINA ASTRA HOTEL, GREECE

Kick off a new chapter of life with a romantic retreat on the laid-back island of Sifnos, amongst the scenic Cyclades islands. Perched on the side of a cliff, in the picturesque town of Poulati, Verina Astra is a couple’s paradise with no distractions apart from splendid blues ranging from the colours of the sea to the tones of the sky. The impressive scenery will take your breath away especially at night when the stars are lit and you feel like it’s an invitation to spend hours star gazing. Hence, the name Astra which is the Greek name for ‘stars’.

During your downtime, become one with the blues of the sea with a swim in the infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea or let an open-air massage soothe you into honeymoon mode. Relaxation comes easily when residing at Verina Astra Hotel. You can relax your body and soul with a lazy morning spent in your spacious suites or a delectable and healthy meal at Bostani Bar & Restaurant, set at the heart of the herbs and plant garden, where the simple yet refined cuisine of Sifnos leaves you with tasteful and fragrant memories of your time on the island.

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NOBU HOTEL SANTORINI, GREECE

Sun worshippers will be exposed to plenty of rays on the magical island of Santorini, one of the jewels of the Cyclades, famed for its whitewashed towns perched on the picturesque coast. Located a swift 15 minutes from the charming town of Imerovigli, Nobu Hotel Santorini is a couple’s sanctuary, where minimalist Japanese design blends with signature Grecian architecture to form a tranquil hideaway in the sun. Positioned on one of the highest points in Santorini, Nobu Hotel offers complete seclusion from outside distractions, leaving plenty of room to spend quality time with your better half. As part of the romantic Nobu package, you can indulge in a three-night stay in Umi, Yuhi, or the Nobu Suite with breakfast included. Champagne and fruits will be waiting for you on arrival and to elevate your stay even more, you’re offered a private trip for two on a five-hour luxury yacht tour around the island with unlimited drinks. And to continue your love story at dusk, indulge in a specially curated Sunset Menu with the blue sea and flaming sky as your only witness. From wellness remedies to adventurous pastimes, Nobu Hotel Santorini has it all. nobuhotels.com/santorini

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MARPUNTA RESORT, GREECE

Get closer to nature as you journey through the mesmerising island of Alonissos, a Greek jewel nestled on the western side of the Aegean on the edge of the Sporades. With its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and verdant landscapes, you can truly escape and find bliss in this natural paradise. And, if you’re seeking a way to lose the crowds, Marpunta is the ideal resort to experience the unspoilt side of Greece. Marpunta is idyllically tucked away on its own peninsula, built in the style of a fishermen’s village, giving couples a real sense of honeymooning in Greece. Boasting three beaches and rooms located off the beaten path, scattered on a hill, lovebirds have their private corner to enjoy. The simple yet elegant rooms boast sprawling views over the Aegean from the verandas and are the perfect hideaway for peaceful moments to cherish together. Centred at the heart of a Natural Marine Park, nature is at your doorstep. Take romantic walks amongst the green grounds to reconnect with the earth and if you are a sea lover, get swept up by the waves with fun water activities. And, when your cravings start, head to the beach for some sumptuous and fresh seaside dining.

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HOSHINOYA BALI, INDONESIA

A tropical oasis, Bali is on many honeymooners’ bucket lists and we can’t blame them! Rich in wild backdrops, pearlescent shores and balmy temperatures, this remote island is a destination for couples who desire a quiet place with plenty of sunshine. For an experience like no other, get lost in the jungle of Ubud with a precious stay at Hoshinoya Bali, a retreat for couples to reconnect with each other.

Hidden away where the jungle meets rice fields, this oasis offers spiritual and material pleasures inspired by the lesser-known cultures of Bali. Guest villas offer a glimpse into the traditional Balinese style and with a meandering pool passing by each one, you’ll feel a sense of peace just like when sitting by the river’s banks. In the pleasant morning air, the staff can guide you through Ubud rice fields and if you’d like to delight in the local culture, there are craft activities to partake in during your stay. For a holistic twist to your holiday, you can relax with yoga sessions and the signature sunrise or moonlight stretch sessions for the ultimate rejuvenating activity with your special person. hoshinoresorts.com/en/hotels/hoshinoyabali

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UGA JUNGLE BEACH, SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka proposes all sorts of adventures, from cultural city tours to enthralling jungle experiences and soul-stirring safari opportunities, whether on land or at sea, there’s much to fall in love with. For couples looking for a place to soak up the sultry rays, the northeastern coast of the country boasts golden beaches, such as Nilaveli and Uppuveli, and formidable water excursions like whale watching or snorkelling. And, as your launching pad, Uga Jungle Beach, situated near Trincomalee City, is your go-to choice.

Bask in the lap of tropical luxury at Uga Jungle Beach, the perfect retreat which marries the best of the jungle with the turquoise beauty of the Indian Ocean. During your visit, take a dip and explore the underwater realm, swim by the vibrant coral reef, cook up a storm with exclusive cookery lessons, cycle up to Maduwakulam Tank, try out some kite-making, fish in the mangroves, or take an unforgettable whale and dolphin-watching tour. When not busy making the most of the surrounding splendour, revel in the comfort of your lavish cabin, offering a choice between beach, jungle or lagoon views or take a break with a rejuvenating treatment at the luxurious spa, immersed in the serenity of the jungle for a calming couple’s experience. ugaescapes.com/junglebeach/

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SOUTH AFRICA

LITTLE BUSH CAMP, SOUTH AFRICA

Step into the wild with a South African safari and uncover the unparalleled beauty that camouflages behind the bush. From brimming wildlife in the natural habitat to a varied display of landscapes, there’s a surprise at every turn. For the ultimate South African getaway, The Greater Kruger National Park is the perfect destination for a closer look at the myriad species that roam this beautiful corner of the earth. When you’re not out on early morning or afternoon game drives, there’s nothing better than a chic safari stay. Sabi Sabi’s Little Bush Camp is a couple’s hideaway for unparalleled intimacy.

With only 6 luxury suites, you can bask in complete privacy whilst enjoying five-star service. This romantic getaway is tucked into a secluded pocket of pristine wilderness and nestles amongst indigenous riverine trees alongside the Msuthlu riverbed offering a breathtaking backdrop to your romantic escape. When not enjoying spotting wildlife, rest in the chic ambience of your suite, bag some rays on your expansive wooden sundeck or make use of the pool with a refreshing swim.

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JADE MOUNTAIN, SAINT LUCIA

Ease into honeymoon mode and collect memories to last a lifetime with a trip to the Caribbean shores of Saint Lucia, a palm-fringed island paradise blessed with endless stretches of pearlescent beaches and dramatic mounts known as the Pitons. With infinite days of sunshine, embark on exciting water excursions, from diving in the pristine Caribbean waters to celebrating love on a private yacht cruise along the coast with a Piton beer in hand. When looking for something different, head to the island’s Sulphur Springs for a one-of-a-kind revitalising experience as you let your skin refresh in the thermally heated mud pools. And, when looking for a signature Saint Lucia stay, JADE MOUNTAIN will not disappoint.

JADE MOUNTAIN is the only resort property with an iconic view over the Piti and Gros Piton mountains, standing tall above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet. This unique property can be the unforgettable stage for all your honeymoon endeavours. The 24 infinity pool sanctuaries are ideal to help you forget your worries and enjoy the first chapter of married life. The architecture beautifully blends in with the stunning landscape and wherever you turn, you are surprised by exquisite views. Lounge in the comfort of your sanctuary, delve into an array of spa treatments and indulge in culinary excellence with a beach or in-room dining occasion. Let all of your honeymoon fantasies become reality with an unforgettable stay at JADE MOUNTAIN. verinahotelsifnos.com

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CARIBBEAN

SWEETFIELD MANOR HOTEL, BARBADOS

Let the glistening Caribbean shores of Barbados frame your first moments of marital bliss. Sun-seeking couples have landed in the right place whether they want to celebrate love with a destination wedding or spend their first moments of marital bliss swept in the balmy Caribbean weather. For a quintessential stay, proposing old-world charm blended with modern amenities, Sweetfield Manor ticks all the boxes.

Sweetfield Manor is a designated historic site, which has just undergone restoration, offering a boutique hotel for guests to escape to. The Manor is located in the upper Garrison Historic Site area (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site), quite close to Bridgetown and the vibrant south coast. Couples are invited to take peaceful walks amidst the manicured gardens where they might spot a peacock or two. You can sleep in and enjoy the modern comforts of your well-appointed rooms or tailor a spa treatment to your needs. And, if you wish to tie the knot, the beautiful views and gardens of Sweetfield Manor are the perfect backdrop to your day. sweetfieldmanor.com/

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An Adults’ Exclusive Island of Love

Indulgently Romantic. Escape to an enchanting adults-only heaven at OBLU SELECT Lobigili. In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ means love and ‘Gili’ means island. Lobigili is, in essence, the island of love. Set along a dreamy white beach and over a sparkling turquoise lagoon are 68 stylishly designed villas. Enjoy sunlit tropical adventures with plenty of relaxed and indulgent ‘us time’ mixed in. With the Lobi PlanTM you can relish a secluded getaway. From colourful sundowners to exotic under ocean dining at Only BLU, from snorkelling at the marine-rich house reef to relaxing in the garden spa, you really have it all here. Soak in the easy-going Maldivian rhythm and let our island hostesses look after you whilst you create heartfelt connections and memories.

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Get swept off your feet by the natural beauty of Barbados with a charming stay at Sweetfield Manor.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESTINATION AND VENUE

Our venue, Sweetfield Manor, is a unique place surrounded by lush tropical gardens and wandering peacocks overlooking parts of the south and west coast, with spectacular city views. Our hotel is very intimate oozing Bajan character. Each room has been designed with comfort in mind and each has its own unique charm. Relaxation comes easily with a rejuvenating outdoor spa with dedicated treatments to help you ease into island life.

WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUR HOTEL?

It is a boutique-style hotel with lots of colonial accents and history which can be seen throughout the property. We are known as the place with the peacocks which makes for a fantastic photo opportunity during ceremonies. We have a lagoon-style pool surrounded by lush gardens and this makes up part of the backdrop of our hidden oasis.

TELL US ABOUT THE DIFFERENT OFFERINGS YOU HAVE FOR COUPLES.

We offer couples spa packages that can include sunset massages on the ridge and beautiful celebrations with a champagne breakfast.

TELL US ABOUT PLANNING YOUR WEDDING AT SWEETFIELD MANOR.

Planning a destination wedding at Sweetfield is a one-stop shop as we make it as easy as possible for guests by planning and organising everything on their behalf, we work with different vendors to give our couples the best possible options to make the wedding day dreams a reality.

WHY SHOULD COUPLES BOOK THEIR HONEYMOON IN BARBADOS?

Barbados has a lot to offer, from the friendly people, and the beautiful beaches (if the couple just wants to relax), to the outdoor adventures such as Harrison Cave, Tore Barbados, and catamaran cruises just to name a few. We have some of the best cuisines from 5-star dining down to “the rum shop experience.” To book your stay, visit: sweetfieldmanor.com

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All - inclusive luxury at ROBINSON NOONU

Celebrate life’s precious moments with an unforgettable stay in the Maldives…

Forget your worries as you step foot on ROBINSON NOONU, an island escape made for couples and their needs. Reachable with a 45-minute boat ride from Malé, the resort is set amidst the sparkling blue waters in the Noonu Atoll, on the blissful Orivaru island. With complete privacy and lots to indulge in, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and take in the relaxed atmosphere of the Maldives.

The team at ROBINSON NOONU want you to fully relax and only worry about creating memories by offering an all-inclusive package to guests to give them the experience of a lifetime. The all-inclusive made by ROBINSON includes: varied buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, late breakfast, and drinks are included (excluding selected wines, sparkling wines, spirits and other specialities). You can indulge in watersports and daily

activities as well to enhance your stay and get a taste of a true Maldivian experience. For couples visiting on their honeymoon, the Heart to Heart package takes the time on the island even further by offering 1 bottle of sparkling on arrival, a delicious surprise from the in-house patisserie, 2 Champagne cocktails at the Sundowner Bar and a 5-course candlelight dinner in the restaurant.

From beach bungalows with gardens to water bungalows with pools, the accommodation options are sensational and can be your home away from home for the duration of your stayyou can even switch it up by alternating both the beach and overwater bungalows. During your stay, we suggest carving out time to explore the underwater realm with snorkelling or diving activities. The house reef is just a couple of laps away and offers a glimpse into the rich and untouched sea life of the Maldives. For an extra cost, you can also organise diving lessons and get to be part of the underwater world. To keep yourself active, the WellFit gym and spa offer a myriad of indoor and outdoor opportunities to keep fit and relax whilst you’re there.

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The WellFit gym has strength and endurance equipment, in addition to a wellness area where you can take time for yourself and practice yoga, pilates, and Relax & Dream classes. After training, you can chill with your partner in the WellFit spa. Boasting a Finnish and bio sauna, as well as a sauna garden, there’s also a massage and beauty area for you to delve into.

Refuel after your activities at one of the restaurants offering a plethora of fresh and local produce. The main restaurant is open throughout the day whilst for a special evening, the Speciality and Teppanyaki restaurants open during selected evenings and propose delectable cuisine in a refined setting. For drinks, the Main Bar and Sundowner Bar are the perfect stops to delight in spectacular views whilst sipping on a refreshing cocktail with your favourite person. The Sundowner Bar might also be the ideal backdrop to pop the question!

Lazy days by the pool, sunset walks, boat rides, and cosy dinners will make your stay with ROBINSON memorable. The dedicated team goes out of their way to make your stay relaxing, as well as, entertaining. There are a few additional programmes that will leave a mark and elevate your time,

from the ROBcarpet taking place once a week and proposing a glamorous evening with culinary delicacies, exciting entertainment and selected cocktails. There are also live performances and beach parties to keep guests on the dance floor and smiling throughout their stay.

Waking up every day with the sound of the waves gently lapping on the pristine shores of the island, the warm sun welcoming a new day and lots of exploration just awaiting your discovery, ROBINSON NOONU offers experiences to make your new chapter as a married couple exciting and rejuvenating. Every day can be a new memory to be cherished for years to come; whether that’s with a romantic dinner at sunset on the beach, a spa treatment with your better half next to you or a snorkel out to explore the depths of the ocean, everything you witness in the Maldives is indelible.

Book your honeymoon stay at ROBINSON NOONU here: www.robinson.com

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Tantalized by Regent Porto Montenegro

We’ve sat down with Sanja Stojanovic, Sales and Events Manager, to talk about all things weddings at this beautiful location set in the heart of Boka Bay’s new and glitzy marina…

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESTINATION AND VENUE.

Regent Porto Montenegro is located on the shores of the UNESCOprotected Boka Bay, in the heart of the glamorous superyacht marina Porto Montenegro. The allure of this exclusive destination combined with the elegance of our Venetianinspired hotel creates an atmosphere that invites guests to celebrate those special, forever moments. If we needed three words to describe Regent Porto Montenegro, we would say: glamorous, intimate and romantic.

Boka Bay is a stunning fjord on the shores of the Adriatic, offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy long walks by the sea, explore old towns and charming villages by the sea, hike up surrounding hills or simply sit down to enjoy incredible Mediterranean food and the finest wines.

Porto Montenegro, as a destination, packs an exciting calendar of events year-round along with a plethora of activities you can enjoy on the go, such as sailing, tennis, yoga and many others.

HOW DOES YOUR VENUE TAILOR TO WEDDINGS?

Across the hotel, we have various venues for wedding celebrations. The stunning indoor Teodo ballroom offers sea (and yacht) views in an elegant setting and can be furnished and decorated as per the clients’ needs. The romantic terrace overlooking the bay is perfect for a sunset champagne toasting. Regent Lounge offers the same views but is ideal for more intimate groups and celebrations.

Our sea-facing Italian Garden with its lush greenery and small fountains is great for those wanting to take their celebrations outside, with the possibility of hosting a ceremony directly on the jetty, surrounded by the glitz and glamour of superyachts.

The Summer Garden is an excellent choice for large gatherings of up to 300 people. Centred around an old olive tree, with our stunning hotel in

the background, it is a perfect location for celebrating life’s most joyous moments.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WEDDING OFFERINGS?

We offer a variety of wedding packages, grouped as bronze, silver, gold and platinum, each of which offers a different level of service. Guests can choose their bespoke package based on their preferences when it comes to group size, drinks served and dining options. Any package allows for the complimentary support of our talented wedding planner as well as a free overnight stay for the happy couple. We can offer tailormade packages catering to our guests’ needs.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL PACKAGES FOR COUPLES?

We have a special honeymoon package available for a minimum stay of five nights. During their stay guests can enjoy one Regent Signature Couple’s treatment, a three-course candlelit dinner for two in Murano restaurant (set menu) inclusive of a bottle of sparkling wine as well as romantic welcome and turndown amenities. As a hotel that prides itself on offering a five-star luxurious experience, it is important to note that our team is always ready and eager to welcome guests and make their individual wishes come true.

WHY SHOULD COUPLES VISIT FOR THEIR HONEYMOON TRAVELS?

For those seeking to create memories of hedonism and enjoy nature and the romantic vibe of the Montenegrin Riviera, Regent Porto Montenegro is a perfect springboard. With our bespoke concierge service, newlyweds will be sure to enjoy the full VIP treatment while they enjoy various activities along the bay. Our guests love to book couple massages or enjoy private SPA nights (available to book from 9.30pm to midnight). We also offer bubble bath experiences or they can simply have a lovely dining setup directly on the terrace of their rooms.

To plan your wedding at Regent Porto Montenegro, go to: www.regenthotels.com/portomontenegro

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Find Bliss in Saint Lucia

Meet the newly-appointed General Manager, Olivier Bottois, of East Winds and explore the first-ever boutique property of Saint Lucia

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESTINATION.

East Winds is a private all-inclusive experience that provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle.

Wake up steps away from Saint Lucia’s most beautiful beach, tucked away amongst lush plants, trees, and a kaleidoscope of colourful bird life. Our Caribbean hideaway features 26 cottage-style suites and an Ocean-front beach house with 4 rooms. Experience life at East Winds where you can expect personalised care, exclusive adventures and truly all-inclusive service.

HOW IS EAST WINDS THE PERFECT RETREAT FOR COUPLES?

We are a romantic and secluded resort; with only 30 rooms, the hotel is intimate and discrete. Guests can either socialise with other guests or focus on each other. The only children invited to East Winds are 8 years old and above, which helps to secure the tranquillity of the environment.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE EAST WINDS?

The hotel has a friendly but professional vibe. The team working at the hotel are very serious about delivering a high level of personalised

service while at the same time being relaxed and friendly, keen to share their experiences as residents of St Lucia and the history of this beautiful island. Sounds of laughter and fun ring out and guests enjoy learning to cook Caribbean dishes with our resident Chefs and delicious cocktails with our bar staff.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE.

As General Manager of the hotel, I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel, I live on the property and I get to know our guests very well, ensuring that their preferences are accommodated whilst doing everything I can to make sure they have a great holiday. I also look after the team who work at East Winds and make sure they are happy and enjoy their work.

INFORM OUR READERS HOW EAST WINDS IS DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE VENUES IN SAINT LUCIA.

East Winds is situated in the north of St Lucia, set in a beautiful Tropical Garden right on the beach. The gardens wrap around traditional cottages and give an atmosphere of being in the rainforest. The wildlife in the garden and ocean is incredible. There is a beautiful reef right off the beach which means that guests can enjoy a rich abundance of marine life by snorkeling. East Winds was the original boutique hotel on the island and still has a strong heritage connection running through its core. When you stay with us, you definitely know that you are in the Caribbean, we do not aim to look like an international hotel that you could find anywhere in the world, we aim to stay faithful to our history and encourage our guests to find out all about our interesting roots.

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HOW CAN COUPLES CELEBRATE LOVE IN SAINT LUCIA?

St Lucia is the island of romance! It offers so many romantic opportunities: beautiful walks at sunset, champagne boat trips, trekking through the rainforest, bird watching, natural spa treatments, mud baths and stunning scenery. St Lucia has something to offer everyone. It is possible to get married on the island and at East Winds, we gift the actual wedding to our couples as a wedding present. Every wedding is treated individually, according to the couple’s preferences, for colours, location and formality. We cater for large and small weddings and work closely with our couples to ensure a perfect experience.

TELL US ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WEDDING OFFERINGS. AND, HOW ABOUT THE HONEYMOON ONES?

We offer both intimate and larger weddings. It is possible to take over the hotel completely for larger weddings but also many of our couples come alone to elope, and in that case, they soon identify their favourite people at the hotel to act as a witness. Everything is possible, on the beach, in the garden, early morning or at sunset. For all weddings, we include legal fees, marriage license and certificate, registrar’s attendance, decorated ceremony location, bouquet, and boutonniere. If at least 75% of the rooms are booked, East Winds will close the resort, so it’s exclusive to the wedding party. In addition, we offer the Bride and Groom a 7-night stay complimentary when 50 or more room nights are booked for friends and family OR a 50% discount on a 7-night stay for Bride and Groom when 14–49 room nights are booked for friends and family. Wedding couples who have celebrated their wedding at East Winds will receive a 50% discount on a return visit to East Winds for their 1st anniversary.

Honeymooners benefit from Complimentary ‘his and hers’ massage treatment for 2 people or 2 reserved spaces aboard East Winds' weekly sunset cruise for all honeymoon couples.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

The weather in St Lucia is very similar all year round, it gets a bit hotter in the summer months. The weather is wonderful from October to May and this tends to be our high season.

DESCRIBE WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE STAY.

It's much easier to say what is not included, such as laundry and dry cleaning, local and international calls, baby-sitting (available on request). Spa treatments and island excursions are not included as well. But all food and drinks including wines and champagnes, activities on resort and watersports are all included.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS A SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE?

‘‘St Lucia is the island of romance!’’

Join Captain “Nico” on what we believe to be the “must experience” day trip on the island. Let us take you on a coastal cruise ending in Soufriere with a close-up view of the majestic Gros and Petit Piton from the sea. Then enjoy a refreshing dip in the Toraille Falls, a stunning waterfall fed by the rainforest springs. From there you can choose to visit either St Lucia’s drive-in Volcano or experience the Hot Sulphur Mud Bath before boarding the boat again for lunch and enjoy a stop to swim and snorkel at Anse Cochon.

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Postcards from Portugal

Join Charlotte Saunders as she experiences contemporary living at its finest at the luxury Four Seasons Fairways in the heart of Quinta do Lago!

Set on Europe’s most southwestern tip, Quinta do Lago is a luxury resort located in the Algarve region of Portugal. It is also situated in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, home to a variety of wildlife and o ering unique walking trails with a beautiful backdrop. After a swift plane journey from Bristol to Faro, reaching Four Seasons Fairways was a breeze. The resort is just a 20-minute drive away, making it the ideal location for families seeking convenience. The scenic drive through Quinta do Lago is nothing short of dream-like. I would describe it as the Beverly Hills of the Algarve, with extravagant villas, immaculate lawns, and high-end shopping centres, creating an atmosphere fit for royalty.

FOUR SEASONS FAIRWAYS

There’s something for everyone in the Algarve, whether you’re a sports enthusiast, a food lover, or a sightseer; there’s so much to see and do for the whole family. If you’re struggling to find accommodation suitable for an intergenerational group, I have the place for you. Four Seasons Fairways is a home-from-home experience. With 132 opulent villas at the resort, ranging from Two Bedroom Apartments with a Jacuzzi to Three Bedroom Villas with a Pool, this is a haven for families seeking a comfortable yet luxurious holiday. I checked into the Two Bedroom Apartment with a Jacuzzi, which was the ultimate base for a relaxing weekend in the Algarve. Located on the top floor, it o ers stunning views over the resort, so you can dip in the Jacuzzi with a glass of wine while admiring the panoramic views. The private terrace also includes comfortable seating and a BBQ, giving you the option to cook for yourself. For larger groups, Three Bedroom Villas have the space for up to eight guests. Complete with a fully-fitted kitchen, a cosy living area, and a large garden with a pool, the villas provide freedom and privacy for you and your loved ones.

DINING DELIGHTS

Dining at Four Seasons Fairways is unmatched, with 2 restaurants o ering indoor and outdoor dining options. Vivo Bistro & Cocktail

FAMILY FAVOURITES

Lounge provides à la carte dining, serving daily food and drinks. In the morning, you can enjoy visually appealing sweet and savoury dishes as well as a selection of fresh shakes and smoothies, the ideal plates to snapshot. As the sun sets, the terrace is the perfect place to sit and indulge in your dinner, that’s after selecting from the extensive food menu - it’s a tough choice! With a selection of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, you won’t go hungry at Vivo Bistro & Cocktail Lounge. If you’re on your honeymoon or celebrating a special occasion, you should visit Amara Restaurant for an intimate fine dining experience. Inspired by the local Almond tree blossom legend, Amara delivers a fusion of Portuguese traditions and modern flavours, creating the ultimate culinary journey. You can choose from a 3 or 4-course tasting menu, with an optional wine pairing experience. Prices start from €55 per person. amararestaurant.pt

Fairways has a thriving range of activities for guests to enjoy, whether you want to exercise or enjoy a touch of serenity, there’s something to suit everyone. On-site facilities include a gym and a variety of fitness

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classes. For family-friendly fun, book an afternoon session on the resort's tennis courts, or take a dip in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, you can also find the children's pool outdoors.

Four Seasons Fairways is a paradise for children, with a Kids Club that offers an exciting weekly program during the school holidays, your kids will never want to leave. The club provides indoor and outdoor activities such as swimming lessons, painting, treasure hunts and lots more engaging activities. They also have recently launched Crèche, a sensory play area for guests aged 6 months to 2 years old. They can engage themselves in movement sessions and art activities, focusing on supporting learning and development. Additionally, there's a babysitting service available for those who want some alone time. While the kids are busy at Kids Club, the newlyweds can indulge in the wellness centre, consisting of a poolside jacuzzi, a sauna and steam rooms, it’s a mustvisit for a tranquil afternoon. Perhaps gift your partner a treatment at Amélia’s Hair and Beauty Salon, the Aromatherapy Massage will relieve any stress you may have from all of the wedding planning!

For a family-friendly day out, The Campus invites you to immerse yourself in the sport-centric environment. The versatile multi-sports hub caters to athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. You’ll find top-notch facilities including a fully-equipped gym, tennis and padel courts, a swimming pool, sports rehabilitation, and a range of wellness services. Whether you’re looking to try something new, or seeking a fun-filled workout, The Campus is an ideal day trip for the entire family to enjoy. After a day of activities, you can visit Dano’s, a stylish sports bar and restaurant located in the complex. Adorned with wood detailing, large grid windows, and vintage sports ornaments, Dano’s is one for families searching for a relaxed atmosphere. They serve a variety of dishes made with local produce, including sharing platters, vibrant salads, and succulent burgers, the immense portion sizes will be sure to give you energy after a day of sports. quintadolago.com/en

ALGARVE HIDDEN GEMS

Food lovers will find a plethora of dining options in Quinta do Lago. This includes Gigi’s, a beach restaurant nestled within the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Offering a picture-perfect setting to watch the sunset, and glistening views of the ocean, this is a peaceful spot to enjoy alfresco dining or afternoon cocktails.

Nestled away in the Algarve region is the hidden gem, Estaminé. Perched on the secluded island of Ilha Deserta and only accessible

by boat, this one-of-a-kind restaurant presents panoramic views of the surrounding sand dunes. What sets Estaminé apart is not just the tranquil location, but its commitment to serving the freshest seafood sourced from the local fish markets and their dedication to being a self-sustainable restaurant. During my visit, I savoured the Grilled Sea Bass accompanied by perfectly roasted potatoes, and it surpassed all my expectations. Each dish is meticulously prepared to delight the eyes as much as the palate. ilhadeserta.com/estamine

For a romantic afternoon, you can surround yourself with rows of grapevines at Quinta dos Santos. A unique vineyard and winery located in the Western Algarve, it offers wine-tasting experiences, a restaurant, and is an idyllic location for a wedding. I visited the winery for their wine-tasting experience, which included tasting paired with a charcuterie board and a tour around the winery and vineyard. The impressive wines, cosy environment and attentive team made me instantly feel at home, creating a stand-out afternoon. During the cooler months, they have a log burner and indoor seating where you can cosy up with your loved one. quintadossantos.com

Quinta do Lago's irresistible charm, combined with the luxurious living at Four Seasons Fairways, creates a premier destination for a familymoon. The resort offers a perfect mix of self-catering accommodation with the added luxury of hotel facilities, allowing every family member to indulge in an enjoyable and comfortable experience. I guarantee this resort will leave you with very special memories, as it did for me.

7 nights in a two or three-bed villa or apartment with swimming pool or Jacuzzi ranges from £1,100 to £3,980 on a self-catering basis based on travel in 2024. www.fourseasonsfairways.com

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in Paphos Dream A

Where could be more romantic than the birthplace of the Goddess of love and marriage? Cyprus boasts a fascinating history of Greek Mythology and as the birthplace of Aphrodite herself, the island glows with a mystical and enchanting energy, attracting lovers from all over the globe. Tracey Game went to find out more at the beautiful Asimina Suites Hotel in Paphos.

Asimina Suites Hotel is the smallest of the four hotels in the Constantinou Bros Hotels Group, with 11 breathtaking suites in their five-star adults-only venue. After a 20-minute taxi drive from Paphos airport to the hotel, you are greeted by friendly and welcoming staff, ready and waiting to take your bags and guide you through to the welcome check-in room. You walk into a stunning marble, cream-coloured floor, with cream sofas in the lobby and contrasting woodwork. The greeting continues with a welcome drink of bubbles along with a plate of canapés and the next stop is your room to finally unwind and relax from your travels.

The suites open to an entrance area, where you’ll find the mini bar, tea and coffee, and hangers for your coat. There is also a desk, sofa, coffee table, TV, and a chair in the lounge area. The bedroom zone has a very comfortable king-size bed, with a bedside table on each side, a chest of drawers, TV, and a wardrobe for all your belongings. The bathroom boasts a frosted glass door, a walk-in shower, two wash sinks, and a luxurious bath with a shower. All the cosy essentials like toiletries, dressing gowns, towels, and slippers are provided. The highlight of the room is the patio doors which open onto the balcony, overlooking the glistening pool, lush garden, and welcoming beach. It is the perfect spot to catch a romantic sunset.

The food at Asimina Suites Hotel is outstanding! The wide range of food on the menu is cooked beautifully and presented to perfection. With different places to go and eat in the hotel, you are spoilt for choice for what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with all diet choices catered for. Have an amazing buffet breakfast with traditional Greek, continental and English choices in the Estia restaurant, which also has a buffet dinner in the evening. You can dine beachside in the Kymata restaurant for lunch and dinner, Á La Carte restaurants require

a reservation for the choice of four stunning courses.

Now, let’s not forget the bars at Asimina… they possess a relaxing vibe with easy outdoor access. The VIP bar is spacious and has a great-sized balcony overlooking the pools, garden, and beach. The entertainment lounge is perfect for your nightly... well, entertainment! It is yet another lovely space to chill out and enjoy your honeymoon together. You will also find a piano in the lobby area enveloped by comfy seating, so you can relax to the wonderful talents of the pianist one evening.

The garden and pool areas are so relaxing that you simply forget all your worries surrounded by beautiful tiles and soft grass. You’ll find a few sun loungers nicely spaced out on the grass and beach, which also hosts private sun huts with floating curtains.

For total relaxation, the spa is the place to go. Calming music plays throughout with friendly staff, candles lit and a calming energy surrounding you. The steam bath and sauna are a good starting point to clear your body of all unwanted toxins and feelings (take an extra set of swimwear if you do these first!), and then you get guided to the relaxation area to do just that... relax, before your treatment starts. There is a mix of single or double treatment rooms, so you decide if you’d love to have a couples massage or some time for yourself. With calming colours, starlights and serene music in each room, you can forget about everything and let your body go. Allow your therapist to take away all the engagement and wedding stress that can build up as the next exciting chapter of your life together begins. You can choose from a range of facials and massages to really get into your mini-moon or honeymoon vibe or have one as a great way to end your holiday. The Asimina Suites is the total package for lovebirds, with time to relax and enjoy each other’s company, it is the perfect start to married life.

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Things to do

PAPHOS HARBOUR

Walk hand in hand along the promenade from Asimina Suites Hotel into the Harbour and town. It’s an amazing walk along the coastline with several hotels and their own private sections of beach, ranging from adults-only to family-friendly, each one looking as joyous as the next. Along the Harbour, you’ll find kiosks selling water activities, and souvenirs, with a good range of gift shops as well as a variety of restaurants, for you to enjoy local food and drink. Such a great way to spend time just the two of you with amazing Cypriot sunshine and hospitality.

PAPHOS CASTLE

A visit to the Castle is a must! It’s located on the west side of the Harbour surrounded by the sea. What survives today is a small section of the castle after the Ottoman reconstruction of the western Frankish tower and its Venetian additions. You can see 50 meters to the east the survival of the second Frankish tower. The castle has a single entrance on the east side and has small windows, with an inscription above the entrance stating that the castle was rebuilt by the Ottomans in 1592 after its destruction by the Venetians. The most recent use of the castle was as a salt warehouse during British rule until 1935, when it was declared an ancient monument by the Department of Antiquities and is now open to the public.

PAFOS MOSAIC

A visit to the Archaeological Park of Kato Pafos is a must! A short walk from Paphos Castle and the Harbour, you’ll see the villas of four Roman noblemen, with stunning mosaics on the floors. The villas were the homes of Dionysos, Theseus, Aion and Orpheus and date from the 2nd – 5th centuries. It’s amazing how well-preserved the mosaics are and how big the villas were, with a small theatre close by where the acoustics still remain impressive when you speak to the audience’s seats. There is so much history in this magical park, you could spend all day there.

STOU KIR YIANNI

Take a day trip to wander around Omodos by the Trodoos Mountains, and while you’re there you must check out the amazing Stou Kir Yianni. Set in a beautiful traditional stone building, along a typical meditation side street, it’s a great place to stop for lunch. Make sure you build up an appetite because all the food brought to you tastes so delicious!

They cater to everyone with a great range of meat and vegetarian/ vegan choices. If you’re in Paphos for your hen or stag do, Stou Kir Yianni is a great spot to celebrate. No one will leave hungry, if anything you’ll want to take the leftovers with you! It is the place to visit while you’re in Paphos.

OENOU YI - OMODOS

Ever thought about having your wedding day set in the picturesque views of a winery, surrounded by beautiful green hillsides? Well, let me introduce you to a stunning winery in Omodos, a short drive from Paphos. The views are amazing, the weather is out of this world and the wine is beautiful. Oenou Yi is in a very peaceful location and has a very classic but luxurious restaurant and veranda. It’s the perfect place to have your ceremony and wedding reception and you can book a tour of the winery for your guests, while you and your new spouse have some alone time for stunning pictures.

PAPHOS OLD TOWN

Take a wander round the beautiful streets of Paphos old town, with a lovely mix of history, traditional ways and modern life amongst some amazing architecture. The old and the new blend together so you can absorb and enjoy everything Paphos has to offer in gorgeous sunshine. You’ll see lots of restaurants, clothes shops, bars and clubs, as well as everyday living shops.

HONEY

A wonderful restaurant set in the heart of Paphos old town, with beautifully made food, a good choice of drinks and friendly staff. The restaurant has been built within the original walls of the building and has lovely trees that line up along the front of the restaurant, with tables set under them for an enchanting experience.

Asimina Suites Hotel is well located for all the activities in and around Paphos, so make the most of the amenities on offer. July and August are great times to go and stay at Asimina Suites, it’s a tranquil haven for couples who don’t want to stay in family hotels. Being an adults-only hotel, you can rest assured you won’t be surrounded by other people’s children. You can host the intimate wedding you have always dreamed of with the sea as the perfect backdrop to begin your magical honeymoon.

www.asimina-cbh.com

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Love in the Wild

Journey through the Kenyan bush with our Editor-in-Chief, Eleonora Tucci, to experience wildlife in all its mighty splendour and explore the signature Great Plains safaris for unrivalled luxury amidst nature…

Kenya’s rolling savannah grassland and formidable wildlife await on the other side of a short Safarilink flight from the capital Nairobi. As soon as you step foot on these small planes you know you are about to be transported to a faraway land where the voices of people are replaced by powerful roars or gentle calls and the human imprint transforms into fun-to-spot animal tracks. Indeed, a safari is a feast for the senses and the time when you’ll reconnect with nature in its purest form. Without any distractions from the outside world, delving into a safari as honeymooners will bring you closer together as you witness bigger-than-life encounters and enjoy a new adventure every day.

Helping you weave special tales into your new life chapter, Great Plains Conservation provides the perfect setting for your personalised African safari, focusing on reconnecting with yourself and empowering the connection with your loved one. Created and designed by National Geographic Explorers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, each camp is set in a mesmerising oasis where landscape and fauna exceed all expectations. As co-founders of the Great Plains Foundation, they strive to create intangible memories for their guests and commit to preserving and protecting landscapes, wildlife and communities throughout Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Even before reaching the camps, dopamine levels skyrocket, especially if it’s your first time in Kenya. The Mara offers unrivalled moments at every turn, even as you are about to land on the narrow landing strip with grazing wildlife welcoming you from below. What may seem like a long drive to the safari base becomes a chance for exploration, as you encounter herds of elephants, possibly a hyena taking a mud bath and with some first-time luck, you might just meet one of the big cats. As soon as you approach one of the camps, you’ll notice that the handpicked locations proposed by Great Plains Conservation are remote and private, places to recharge and spend moments of bliss. Ideal for honeymooners, each site is remarkable in its own way and will charm you as soon as you drive up to be greeted by the hospitable team, welcoming you to your home away from home with a refreshing drink and towel in hand. The key to making the most of your time is to explore a combination of camps, securing you various experiences due to the style of accommodation, surrounding geography and variety of wildlife. A match made in heaven is the union of a stay at Mara Nyika Camp, a Réserve-Collection safari camp, with Mara Expedition Camp, an explorer-level camp, ensuring you comprehend more about the surroundings and the levels of luxury.

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meandering rivers and gentle slopes with a sojourn at Mara Expedition Camp, situated in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, one of the world’s most iconic safari destinations, offering scenes from the great migration to close encounters with the big cats: leopards, lions and cheetahs. Enveloped by a grove of native acacia trees, Mara Expedition Camp offers complete privacy, especially to couples who want to spend one-on-one time. The camp sleeps only 12 guests and is composed of a communal space, simple yet chic in design, inspired by the early explorers with a mix of wood and leather, in addition to beautiful rugs and artwork elevating the space. You can grab a book and sip tea or coffee in the lounge space or spend time on the pool deck, elevated on the back of a WWII truck, making it one of the most unique pools you’ll ever set eyes on. There are 5 custom-designed canvas tents, plus a family tent boasting two bedrooms, all equipped with more than you could ever imagine finding in such a remote location, making your stay in the wild something out of a film. Copper details in the bathroom, the natural light flowing in and the iconic lanterns taking you back to a past era, every little detail is studied to enhance your stay. The food is exceptionally fresh and when served creates a kaleidoscope of colours on the table, with veggies from the organic garden and a variety of options with every meal, ranging from salads, curries and cooling desserts. You can also book a table in the interactive kitchen at night, where the singing chefs will delight your palate and ears.

No day at Mara Expedition Camp will ever look the same. Featuring the best of both worlds, with the action-packed Maasai Mara at your doorstep as well as the more secluded Mara North Conservancy, you can experience all the different facets on one of the specially designed Land Cruisers boasting 300-degree views for ideal photography opportunities during your game drives. Each vehicle is fully stocked with books, refreshments and personalised snack boxes for another level of pampering during your rides. Early morning trips are made unforgettable with a hot water bottle to warm you up and a sunrise

to awaken all your senses. Witness how nature wakes up with game drives at dawn and see first-hand how the animals have spent their night, maybe finding refuge from a predator or coming back tired from a hunt. Once you’ve taken it all in, the expert guide will stop so you can make the most of the scenery with a bush breakfast, set up in a mesmerising spot where you can admire the backdrop from every corner. The staff might also surprise you with a more elegant setting for an unrivalled date featuring a food truck cooking up hot food, fruit and condiments stations and even a bottle of bubbles to toast to your new married life. To add to your collection of experiences, at an additional cost, you can take to the skies in a hot air balloon and enjoy the Maasai Mara from a bird’s eye view with your love by your side for a romantic outing like no other.

After a morning spent tracking down the numerous species of birds, plants and the exceptional big five game animals, slow down the pace with a delicious lunch break back at camp and rest in the comfort of your private patio before heading back out to see what the big cats are up to. At sunset, when the temperatures start to go down, lions start to drift away from the shade and you may find the little cubs playing whilst the mothers rest by their side. Or you may see a giraffe walking along a blazing sunset offering the perfect photo opportunity, everything is possible in the Mara. Before heading back, enjoy a sundowner, maybe in the same place where you found a leopard comfortably slumbering on a tree and drive back as you encounter wildebeest looking for a place for the night. Bring your day to an end with a candlelit dinner in your tent or get to know the lovely staff with a 3-course dinner in the communal area.

Nightly rates at Great Plains Mara Expedition Camp start from $750 per person per night based on 2 guests sharing.

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Soak up more jiffies for your memoir with the ultimate five-star safari visit to Mara Nyika Camp. One of the country’s only three Relais & Châteaux properties, this luxurious accommodation is nestled in the lap of nature in the exclusive 20,000-hectare Naboisho Conservancy. Hidden away from the lights and disturbances of the other lodges, Mara Nyika Camp is a sanctuary for lovers. Hosting only 14 guests under its canopy of umbrella-thorn trees, the suites are raised so couples can admire the bush from their tents, giving the sensation of residing in a treetop room. Every inch of the space is created so guests feel spoiled whilst immersing themselves in the breathtaking natural world of the surroundings. No detail is overlooked; from the exceptional décor of the lounge area to the curated library and wine cellar for lazy afternoons and romantic evenings for two. The suites with their own verandas will make it hard for you to leave with their hand-selected furnishings from the plush bed, Moroccan lights, copper bathtub overlooking the plains and wooden fixtures bringing the outdoors in. There’s no better place to go back to after exploring. Each suite also comes with binoculars for guests to enjoy during their game drives and a professional camera set so everybody feels like a Nat Geo photographer. The team goes the extra mile and downloads all your photos onto a memory stick for you to have plenty of moments to look back on once home.

All meals are included and even the highest quality drinks are part of the plan so you won’t miss out on world-class dishes during your honeymoon. Whether you have a romantic dinner on your veranda or in the exceptional wine cellar, the team will go above and beyond to make your culinary experience as gourmet and one-of-a-kind as possible. You’ll always be looked after at Mara Nyika, where the impossible seems possible. Couples can choose to spend their day out following the herds of zebras or elephants and focusing on spotting the popular cats in their private vehicle or take moments to relish in nature from the comfort of the camp, maybe with an in-room massage treatment or a trip to the shop to admire the work of the local community. For an extra layer of indulgence, couples can opt to spend their first moments of marital bliss in the new Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika. The two-bedroom suite pays homage to the Swahili culture and language, with “Sambuk” being a type of dhow typical of East African traditional wooden sailing vessels. The Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika will include the services of a private guide, vehicle and butler, all with a separate entrance for complete privacy and seclusion. No wonder this camp has earned its Relais & Châteaux status for service and style, high touch standards and attention to detail.

Nightly rates at Mara Nyika Camp from $1,445 per night. For more information or to book visit https:// greatplainsconservation.com/safari/safari-in-kenya-mara-nyika-camp/

Nightly rates for the Sambuk Suite at Mara Nyika start from $6,935 per suite per night. For more information or to book visit https://greatplainsconservation.com/safari/the-sambuk-suite-at-mara-nyika/

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Let Africa be where your romance begins with a special bush wedding. Swear your love before your family and friends in one of the world’s most scenic destinations, overlooking the African plains. Your intimate celebrations will be a cherished memory for everyone present which you can tailor to your desires. Exchange vows by embracing the local traditions and having the Maasai community as your witness or elope for a secret union with nature as your sole spectator. For a refined experience, choose one of the Relais & Châteaux safari camps as your backdrop and celebrate in an elegant setting with exquisite food and dancing around the fire pit. Instead of having your guests pile up gold-wrapped gift boxes with toasters and wine decanters, tell your friends you want to buy a rhino’s freedom or solar lanterns for a local community, instead of a pool party or spa day, invite your guests to join you on a sunset game drive or hot air balloon ride and admire all that nature has to offer. Without a doubt, Great Plains Conservation will curate a wedding experience like no other, as you bask in this moment of bliss which will be etched onto your minds for years to come.

A four-night safari at Great Plains Mara Expedition Camp and Mara Nyika Camp in Kenya’s Maasai Mara starts from £10,999 based on two people sharing a room on an all-inclusive basis from June 2024, including an overnight at Hemingways Nairobi on B&B basis, excluding international flights. To book, contact Scott Dunn (e) Info.Africa@ scottdunn.com (w) www.scottdunn com (p) +44 (0) 20 3627 9878

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in the Bush Romance

Surrender to the humbling power of nature with a signature Desert & Delta Safaris voyage across Botswana. Here are three unmissable stays, highly recommended by our Editor-in-Chief, Eleonora Tucci…

There’s nothing like a journey into the wild to kick-start a new chapter in life. More and more couples embark on a safari to form their first memories as newlyweds, and we can’t blame them. There’s nothing quite like spending oneon-one time surrounded by nature, and the all-around safari experience, from residing in the lodges to the bush meals and game drives is something out of this world, leaving you with keepsakes to last a lifetime.

A glorious safari destination, Botswana, offers unrivalled wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, from the game-rich Chobe River to the meandering Okavango Delta. Your heart is bound to race out of your chest most of the time and we have no doubt you will fall in love all over again. With the highest density of elephants in the world, a staggering diverse geography ranging from arid desert to dense wetland and a high level of luxury camps, couples will find a playground for their first instants of wedlock. When seeking complete privacy in the wild, Desert & Delta Safaris are experts in delivering exclusive and memorable safari adventures with an attention to detail that surpasses expectations.

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Love nest at Chobe Game Lodge

For your romantic endeavours, follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton who let Chobe Game Lodge sweep them off their feet and entice them to spend their happiest moments of togetherness on the property. As the first-ever five-star game lodge in Chobe National Park, moments away from Kasane Chobe Airport, we can see why the icons were instantly drawn to spend quality time here away from the crowds. And, even now, after 50 years of excellence, Chobe Game Lodge does not disappoint, offering couples a love nest to interact with nature and forget the everyday. Whether with downtime spent on one of the panoramic decks or in the privacy of their suite, they’ll find their slice of paradise to enjoy uninterrupted moments of happiness.

As the only permanent lodge on the banks of the Chobe River, Chobe Game Lodge offers an extra layer of luxury with direct access to all the Chobe action, sometimes even without leaving the lodge you run into the resident fauna. The 44 rooms all have sprawling views across the River with modern amenities and a gorgeous bath and ample shower, and for couples seeking complete seclusion, one of the four river suites boasts a private plunge pool and separate lounge area. Suppose you intend to sleep like the stars. In that case, the two-room ‘Elizabeth Taylor Suite’ or Honeymoons Suite is situated at the end of the west wing, offering complete intimacy and spectacular views with a glimpse into how the Hollywood legends spent their leisurely days. With six furnished viewing decks connected by a 250-meter boardwalk, six lounges, and four dining options, in addition to a lavish outdoor pool, a boma, two all-inclusive bars, and a hotel shop, easing into honeymoon mode comes easy. And, if you want to hide away for a few hours, the spa is a great spot to indulge in a couple’s treatment and recharge before heading back out into the wilderness.

Chobe Game Lodge has the best of both worlds, from riveting game drives steeped in the park to tranquil cruising along the shores by electric boat, lovebirds can admire the surrounding natural splendour without ever missing out on a spectacular sighting. When roaming around in your electric vehicle, anything can happen, you might be distracted by the sound of the Vervet Monkeys flying across the trees to then turn around and pinpoint a majestic lion crossing your path. And, when you locate a herd of elephants, you know a little one is going to hide behind a big female timidly, but not enough to miss a glimpse of its clumsy

movements. We can assure you that after your first early morning game drive and afternoon one, you’ll be hooked for life. There’s something exciting about wondering what’s hiding around the corner, and when it comes to Chobe Game Lodge, you’re invited to not one but two ways to take part in the action. By water, you can admire herds of elephants slowly moving in a single line creating a scenic silhouette along the banks, the impressive hippos quietly appearing from the river’s depths and fierce crocs beached along the sandbank, there’s always something to gaze at amongst the glistening waters. And, as the sun sets over the horizon, the formidable team will set up a sundowner feast for you to enjoy with your better half before returning to Chobe Game Lodge for a romantic candlelit dinner to finish off an eventful day.

Chobe Game Lodge is where it all began for Desert & Delta Safaris, combining a high level of service without weighing on the impressive natural backdrop, offering couples a real sense of adventure without compromising on style and comfort. As pioneers in sustainability and finding ways to close the gender gap in the country, Chobe Game Lodge is always a step ahead in the growing world of safari experiences.

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Sundowners in the staggering landscape of Chobe National Park or whilst gliding along the waters of the Chobe River.

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Water Wonderland at Xugana Island Lodge

Lovers of the outdoors can take their honeymoon plans even further by catapulting themselves into the world’s largest inland delta known as the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a labyrinth of channels, lagoons and islands breed spectacles of wildlife worth your while. To take it all in, Xugana Island Lodge is an overwater oasis and arguably the most incredible permanent water site in the entire Okavango Delta. The lodge, with its khaki colours, rustic charm and laid-back character, is the perfect hideaway for couples who seek a smaller setting to call home, sleeping only 16 guests.

Xugana Island Lodge is set on a private concession providing guests with a wealth of activities to partake in, all piloted by expert and friendly guides who never fail to surprise with their knowledge and incredible detection skills. Let them escort you through the pristine waterways on the traditional mokoro canoe for a romantic boating experience. And, with over 500 species of birds swooping overhead, and a superabundance of plants and prehistoric reptiles to spot, a motorboat tour is a must. For all of the intrepid travellers out there, we recommend a nature walk in one of the surrounding islands for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to camouflage and feel as part of the environment.

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A scenic helicopter ride with no doors to delight in the Okavango Delta from above (for helicopter tours, visit: helicopterhorizons.com).

The Okavango Delta can be appreciated simply by resting on the spacious deck shaded under a canopy of the verdant Ebony and African Mangosteen trees boasting magical views across the Delta. Spending sunrise with a warm coffee and sweet cookie at hand before heading out to explore the waters or sipping a cooling cocktail once back with the blazing sunset lighting up the skyline will forever leave imprints in your hearts. During your free time, you can make the most of your lagoon-facing chalets with a panoramic veranda to lounge and soak up the rays. There’s also a refreshing pool amidst the gardens if you want to treat yourself in the afternoons. When the skies turn dark, let the talented chefs cook up a storm with flavoursome menus, varying daily, from rich salads to veggie or meat casserole dishes, let every bite take you on a culinary journey across the country. And, to take your honeymoon to the next level, let the attentive staff prep a special candlelit meal for you on the private jetty; enjoy a curated menu as you float way amidst the mysterious waves of the lagoon.

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Forested Haven at Camp Moremi

Take your adventures through the bush up another notch with a visit to the world-class Moremi Game Reserve, where a stay at Camp Moremi will elevate your safari travels. Not far from Maun airport, Camp Moremi is the perfect stop upon arrival to Botswana or on your nostalgic way home. Upon reaching, you instantly want to slow down and embrace the power of nature, taking it all in while collecting moments to look back on with your love. Camp Moremi is an idyllic destination amidst the bush, tucked away in a riverine forested area rich in teak and ebony, overlooking the mesmerising Xakanaxa Lagoon.

With nature at your doorstep and an abundance of it, every day is a chance to learn something new and make new acquaintances with the wildlife, whether you are wandering through the open and vast savannah, the teeming bush or the water holes animals love to flock to for a refreshing drink. Without a shadow of a doubt, you’ll never grow tired of cruising around on your safari jeep, trying to snap a shot of the wonders of Africa, from elegant lions resting and taking time to cuddle up to each other to the fast antelope with their little ones. And, if you get lucky, you might just encounter the endangered wild dogs hunting down their next prey. A professional guide will be by your side to assure you don’t miss any of the difficult-to-spot natural beauty, and if you are lucky enough to have Metal as your guide, you are in for a treat of knowledge regarding the surroundings.

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Morning and afternoon game drives to explore the many different ecosystems around Moremi Game Reserve.

After your early morning drives, you have all the time in the world to delve into the luxuries of Camp Moremi. After a complete makeover in 2018, the camp is nothing short of spectacular, with 12 beautifully appointed tented safari suites. Wooden accents, soft furnishings and plenty of space to rest in during your alone time complete the elegant rooms, and with a spacious deck for moments in the sun, you can admire the bush beyond from the comfort of your private sunbeds. The communal areas welcome you to spend time in the camp, and the lounge with the library is the perfect space to open a book and chat with the friendly staff and other guests. The traditional thatch and timber create a warm atmosphere and offer a great scene to catch those Instagram-worthy shots. In the evenings, grab a drink from the sunken bar and join the rest of the group around the open-air boma before heading to dinner where the warm staff and chefs will provide a singing version of the menu making you feel right at home during your time at Camp Moremi.

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Let Botswana host the beginning of your love story and the first instances of married life. Permit the African wildlife to create the soundtrack of your new chapter and allow Desert & Delta Safaris to set the standard for all your present and future Botswana escapades.

To find out more, visit: desertdelta.com

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A Welcome Mauritian

Join Callum Topazio as he shares his tropical musings on a triad of venues fringing the paradisiacal isle of Mauritius…

The first thing that springs to mind about my time in Mauritius has to be the people. Always with a smile on their face and their hand over their heart, it was the most heartfelt greeting we had ever encountered. Coupled with the sensual nirvana of the velvet soft sand, lustrous Indian Ocean and verdant green fields, visitors feel as though they have discovered the promised land, welcoming them with an enchanting allure that only an island can o er for a sacred honeymoon.

Le Méridien Ile Maurice

The first of the three five-star Marriott properties during our trip was Le Méridien Ile Maurice, a vibrant and lively hotel located in the Northwest that oozes modernity and luxury, whilst also teasing that e ortless appeal of island life. The welcome to the resort was unmatched, with an open-air reception, panoramic balcony and zesty mocktail to greet us. We gained an introduction to our new home as we gazed out onto the resort with inviting pools sat hand-in-hand with jiving beach bars, elegant restaurants among thriving palm trees and the edge of the ivory sands dotted with beach beds; we took a deep breath and joined the rhythm of island life.

As our buggy swept up the kilometre long coastline we caught snippets of the 261 rooms spread throughout this sleek resort, but we were destined for the peaceful Nirvana zone. The romantic heart of Le Méridien Ile Maurice, this adults-only destination is fated for honeymooners with 51 private guest rooms and suites in an exclusive wing to guarantee you privacy. We checked into the aptly-named Romantic Allure Suite, a sight for tired eyes with a cushiony king bed and marble bathroom, all decorated in a modern coastal style with ra a details and glass pendant lighting. The peak of this room has to be the oceanview balcony with a vista that puts all your worries into perspective as you slow to the lull of the waves. Our view also encompassed the private Nirvana pool, swimup bar o ering complimentary soft drinks and a free cocktail at sunset, infinity pool, sun loungers galore, individual jacuzzi seats and that allimportant coastal fringe. It's the peaceful haven honeymooners deserve.

Thanks to the beach resort set-up you can easily blend experiences into your honeymoon itinerary. From hiring complimentary pedal boats and kayaks to fishing and boat excursions, we certainly made the most of being in the warmest ocean on Earth. I would recommend the snorkelling

trip as you get to witness fluorescent unicorn and butterfly fish zip between the pillars of their coral reef home right before your eyes. For a romantic twist, toast a glass of bubbles to a magical sunset cruise or take some time to check into the Explore Spa which boasts Mauritius' only snow room and invigorating treatments in line with the teachings of Ayurveda.

All complemented by oceanside views and friendly faces, the dining options at the resort celebrate the melting pot nature of Mauritius in the best way. The elegant Indian restaurant Kumin is ideal for a candlelit dinner with exciting flavours beside the pool; Jade takes you East with a Pan-Asian o ering filled with sushi and teppanyaki treats; Nomad delights with an open kitchen cooking up local dishes and you can also celebrate the Mauritian shores at WAVES with Creole cuisine in a boho setting. Every venue oozes e ortless romance with tastes to savour. If you can, speak to the Head Sommelier to get the perfect pairing to complement your meals; the Mauritian lychee wine is ideal for an after-dinner tipple.

The Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are there to make all your dreams come true, starting with suggesting the perfect space for you, whether that is exchanging your vows with your toes in the sand, holding your ceremony on the beach pavilion or dancing the night away in the glamorous Chamarel Ballroom. Your celebrations can include intimate dinners on the jetty or beach BBQ’s with all your loved ones, just choose whatever speaks to your heart. Wedding packages include amenities like sparkling wine, a wedding cake for two and a bouquet of flowers, meaning you don’t have to worry about the details. Plus, you can make an entrance on the resort's wedding buggy, a fun island twist to start the day!

Le Méridien Ile Maurice have mastered the balance of an exciting trip with the island downtime essential to a honeymoon getaway. With colourful artwork peppered throughout and a team that truly feels like a family, the hotel feels alive and soulful, leaving guests rejuvenated and inspired to take a slice of the heartfelt Mauritian vibe with them.

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The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

After a ten minute transfer to Balaclava, we arrived at our second venue on the itinerary. Guest's first glimpse of The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa is the huge banyan tree at the entrance, a majestic symbol that reflects how the resort itself revolves around nature. The rural style flows into the décor with wooden walkways, Asian hip-and-gable roofs and koi ponds, immediately placing the guest in a serene and calm state. The tranquility continued when we checked into the Wellbeing Suite, a 124 square metre space equipped to be your own honeymoon haven. The room is thoughtfully divided, with a king bed, sofa, desk and TV in the main area, backing onto the bathroom with double vanities, generous bathtub, walk-in shower and the luxury toiletries. This room really shines when it comes to the private terrace, furnished with a cushty corner sofa, table and loungers, the versatile space beckons sun worshippers to gaze over the protected Turtle Bay Marine Park. The rest of the resort’s 190 hotel suites lie in 15 island villas, with dedicated whisper zones in the second hotel pool for adults-only bliss. The five-star resort gives guests a taste of island life, with winding walkways and tropical greenery shielding each intimate room. Quiet stretches of coast join each zone of the resort, with hammocks and swing seats providing a picture-perfect backdrop for your honeymoon snaps, intertwining golden sands with fragrant frangipani blooms; the resort is an oasis of serenity and tropical escape.

O ering a range of Mauritian fusion dishes at their eateries, the talented chefs of The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa crafted delectable dishes at every opportunity. Whether we fuelled up on seafood after dipping in the infinity pool or attended the lantern-lit barbecues, the Beach Grill was the perfect spot to sink into a slower pace of life. Dinners at the resort were always sleek and elegant, championing an intimate date night feel. Fusion o ers Japanese cuisines and live Teppanyaki stations; Kangan embraces the Indian menu with reinvented classics surrounded by poolside swinging benches and carved pillars and Seasonal Tastes o ers rotating island-style cooking stations to enjoy a bit of everything. For honeymooners, the Mystique Bar & Lounge is a real highlight. With a contemporary stone bar at the hub of the Asian restaurant, the sleek stool seating and pergola area add a touch of beach chic. Peruse the cocktail menu for signature tropical tastes and spill out onto the sand for special ‘Art Of…’ classes to learn more about Mauritian delicacies like the humble coconut and rich co ee.

As well as restaurant dining, why not organise special occasion dinners to celebrate your love? Embrace candlelit evenings by the ocean as the lapping waves and twinkling stars glow around you. Within a heart of candles, you'll drink premium bubbles with a specially curated menu set on a banana leaf. For something totally unique, book your seat at the Ocean Vista, a charming overwater hut at the end of a private boardwalk. Watch the sun meld from glowing orange to pastel pink as it sets over the glistening ocean to the serenade of musicians. The team can even prepare a rose petal bubble bath in your room after dinner, allowing you to indulge in that special honeymoon treatment within five-star surroundings.

The finishing touch to our stay was pampering at the sustainable Heavenly Spa by Westin. We opted for the ultra romantic Couples Massage, beginning with our therapist asking us to choose a stone with a value to focus on - gratitude, love or hope. We picked our focus and the spiritual treatment began, helping to balance the self as the scent of white tea and almond oils incensed the room. After the heavenly treatment, we entered an outside relaxation area and sank into the peaceful soundtrack of chittering tropical birds and rustling fronds, ready to try out the sauna, whirlpool and steam room on o er within the Westin wellness facilities.

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa is a magical place to tie the knot, with backdrops like the Westin Lawn and Banyan Ballroom ideal to host your beachside ceremony or reception. Hotspots like the festoon-lit banyan tree create amazing opportunities to level up your wedding photography, forming unforgettable memories in a stylish and welcoming space.

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JW Marriott Mauritius Resort

Our final stop on our Mauritian journey was to JW Marriott Mauritius Resort in the Southwest of the island, also known as the ‘Wild South’ and famed for being the most naturally preserved area with majestic cliffs and magnificent beaches. The five-star resort itself is set against the backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Morne Brabant Mountain, an extraordinary setting that truly makes guests feel at one with nature.

The initial impression of JW Marriott Mauritius Resort has to be just how natural and native the resort felt, banyan trees line the entrance and colonial style villas spill out onto the sands, bridging the gap between nature and luxury in an effortless way. The resort benefits from a unique coastal position with stretches of sugary sand as far as the eye can see, the dream image when it comes to Mauritian getaways and the perfect traditional complement to the other two more modern Marriott resorts. The traditional vibes continue into the accommodation on offer with 169 guest suites that pay tribute to the beautiful country of Mauritius. Offering views of either the glittering ocean or the lush vegetation, guests feel immersed in island life with their very own safe space to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. Each suite has been designed in an elegant style with soothing colour palettes and all the luxury amenities, plus furnishings that celebrate the traditional craftsmanship of the island through the installation of timbered ceilings and wooden fixtures. As the largest villa in the Indian Ocean, the Grand Beachfront Villa is the elite in accommodations ideal for families or couple-moons, an entirely private space that sleeps sixteen with decks, plunge pools and a range of dining options. The Kite Flyers Club is also designed to nurture and entertain young minds whilst the adults unwind with a nurturing treatment at Pure Spa or in the comfort of their very own Manor House Spa Suite. For romantic honeymoon bookings, the Peninsula and Le Morne Beach Access suites offer a slower pace of life, with a boho theme and modern details like a cosy king bed, tub with spray jets and colonial-style tiles, it is a match made in heaven for your relaxing getaway.

JW Marriott Mauritius Resort dining provides a plethora of options for guests, with everything from culinary masterpieces to casual meals. Always with a touch of Mauritian heritage, they honour the traditions of the past while blending each recipe with a reimagined twist. Most days you will encounter Le Manoir Dining Room, the place for the everyday breakfast buffet and dinner in a comforting stately home-style space with

checkerboard flooring and characterful furniture. The Floating Market offers a range of Asian cuisines in a romantic waterside setting with Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Singaporean flavours coming together to tingle your tastebuds, plus Atsuko specialise in Japanese cuisine with an exciting live Teppanyaki station for a memorable evening. Tasty dishes like Thai wai wai crispy noodles and coriander pesto Paneer Tikka grace the menu of the exquisite Simply India, and for more casual beach dining head to The Boathouse Bar & Grill for a barefoot vibe. Finish off your day with a signature cocktail at The Beach Lounge with live entertainment and poolside views for your dose of main character energy.

Weddings are a thing of beauty at the resort thanks to the breathtaking beachfront location, offering the enchanting backdrop of Le Morne Peninsula for your nuptials. Outdoor settings like the pristine beaches and verdant tropical gardens immerse you into island style, whilst the wellequipped indoor venues like the Colonial Ballroom provide a space to put your own personal stamp. The Marriott Certified Wedding Planners use a mix of training and intuition to bring your dreams to life, whether that includes helping with the budget, linking you up with suppliers or making your wishes for a beachside wedding under a romantic arch of florals come true, they will hold your hand every step of the way. An occasion at JW Marriott Mauritius Resort has all the elements for a unique island escape that puts your personal story at the centre of all this natural beauty.

I think this resort really shines when it comes to the added extras that make a wedding weekend memorable. The Manor House is bursting with hidden treasures, such as the Drawing Room with board games, ping pong and table football or the La Palme d’Or Private Cinema, ideal for kids… as well as the young at heart! Cooking workshops, gardening and painting classes are all on offer for wedding parties looking to bond. Also, make the most of the clear skies with a stargazing session with an astronomer or embark on a beach and mountain picnic. Finish off your trip at the Sunset Rosé Lounge and sip on rosé inspired cocktails as the pastel sun sets on your romantic celebrations, with a thousand new memories to cherish.

All three venues I visited on the gorgeous isle of Mauritius boast their own specialities, from beachfront locations to delightful cuisines, it really is a spectacle of elite service and show-stopping facilities. The one thing that unites them all? It has to be that welcoming spirit, a warm and heartfelt spectacle of friendly faces and enchanting scenery, the perfect recipe for a wedding or honeymoon in the paradise that is Mauritius.

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Must-Sees Mauritius

Planning a trip? Here are my recommendations for the best things to see during your time in paradise…

Port Louis:

The capital city of Mauritius, this vibrant area is in the northwest of the island. I would recommend heading to Le Caudan Waterfront, a lively shopping precinct that houses designer boutiques and traditional fruit and textile markets. Don’t leave before visiting Umbrella Square to get a snap beneath the colourful parasols.

Underwater Waterfall:

If you’re staying on the South coast of the island book a seaplane or helicopter ride over the underwater waterfall next to the UNESCO listed Le Morne Brabant Mountain. This magical phenomenon shows swirling turquoises melting into sapphire blues resembling a waterfall deep in the Indian Ocean, pretty special right?

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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden:

This popular tourist attraction is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere and houses over 500 plant species. Make sure you check out the Giant Water Lily Pond, this extraordinary spectacle is out of this world.

L’Aventure Du Sucre:

Book a tour with Coquille Bonheur (coquillebonheur.com) to this former sugar factory in Pamplemousses, an immersive experience following the life journey of one of Mauritus’ biggest exports, sugar. Learn the history, see the machinery and taste local rums.

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Together in The Tweed

Travelling the East Coast of Australia is a dream come true for many, and there's no better way to celebrate your nuptials than discovering the breathtaking natural beauty and culinary delights of New South Wales, reveals our Destinations Editor, Emily Williams.

When you think of Australia, iconic metropolises like Melbourne, Sydney and Perth may jump to the forefront of your mind. But much like their pinpoints on a world map, these cities are just the start of the treasure troves awaiting your discovery. Australia has a special place in my heart and after my most recent trip Down Under, I realise there is still so much more to experience in this corner of the world. This time, I had the opportunity to reach a pocket of paradise in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, which is known as the Tweed.

Situated between the glitzy Gold Coast and the bohemian beach town of Byron Bay, and an hour and a half’s drive from Brisbane International Airport, the Tweed is a tranquil, natural oasis worth your time and exploration. Comprised of serene waterways, picturesque coastal

stretches and national parks nestled under the majestic cloud-catching peak of the extinct Wollumbin volcano, it’s the secret garden of Australia, and the kind of place you wished you lived in.

WINE & DINE THE AUSTRALIAN WAY

In the Northern Rivers, there are plenty of wonderful outdoor dining and drinking destinations to savour and toast to days well spent together. For casual daytime bites, Kingscliff is the go-to brunch spot, otherwise associated with the home of the annual Australian Longboard Surfing Open. Choux Box Cafe, set in the parade of shops, is a cherished familyrun institution since 1993. Serving barista coffee, smoothies and eggs any style, when you delve into their menu, you’ll see why brunch is regarded as the best meal of the day in Australia. chouxbox.com.au

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The rich volcanic soil and warm sub-tropical climate in the Tweed make it one of the most fertile areas in New South Wales. So time spent tasting its abundance of fresh produce at local farm shops, breweries and distilleries never goes to waste. Husk Distillery in Tumbulgum makes a fun and educational day out, surrounded by scenic farmland and sugar cane fields. You’ll tour behind the scenes, taste their award-winning paddock-to-bottle rums and experience the magic of their world’s first colour-changing Ink Gin. Trust me, you’ll want to bring a bottle home to impress all your friends at your next dinner party. huskdistillers.com

Gourmet travellers can also delight in dining on the water, all made possible by Tweed Escapes’ spellbinding river cruise in partnership with Blue Ginger Picnics. This Pinterest-worthy banquet has been rated Australia’s No.2 outdoor dining experience for couples and intimate groups, including bridal showers, date nights and proposals. As you float along the Tweed River and soak in the stunning scenery from coast to country, an Indigenous guide will recount Aboriginal stories specific to the Bundjalung people while pointing out native plants and birds of prey. Appreciating this natural and cultural context becomes a special backdrop to your picnic on the top deck, which features seasonal fruit, jams, pastries and snacks sourced from local markets. tweedescapes.com.au/charters/blue-ginger-picnics-on-water

RIDE THE WAVES

Surfing and Australia go hand in hand, so why not give it a go? Even if you’re a beginner keen to take on a new challenge, In2Surf School will simplify the steps to make it accessible for all. Located at Tweed Heads, this is the longest-running surf school in the region, and their young and friendly team will provide all the equipment you need, including wetsuits and various board sizes depending on your level. On the beach, they’ll show you how to stand up on the board and finesse your technique, before entering the water to help you catch the waves as they roll in. in2surf.com.au

Kayaking is a way to experience the beauty of the water at a more leisurely pace. With Watersports Guru, couples can hire single kayaks or double up in one vessel to paddle along the peaceful Cudgen Creek together. Passing wetlands and mangroves abundant with bird and

marine life, you might spot herons stalking the banks, kingfishers diving for prey, rays gliding along the sandy bed or even an osprey nest perched high above the creek. It’s a magical activity that brings a sense of wonder and accomplishment. watersportsguru.com

AN ARTISTIC LEGACY

The Tweed is a place where ancient stories and contemporary spirit come together, inspiring some of Australia’s most acclaimed artists throughout history. The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah is a true celebration of the mesmerising talent in this region and beyond. One of the thoughtfully curated exhibitions is a permanent recreation of Artist Margaret Olley’s studio, transported piece by piece from her former home in Sydney. It’s remarkable to get an insight into her extraordinary gift for capturing its interiors and still life. Round up your visit to the gallery with lunch at the Apex restaurant, where the menu offers fresh Asian-fusion dishes with a side serving of outstanding valley views. gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/Home

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WHERE TO STAY: HALCYON HOUSE

Staying in the coastal hamlet of Cabarita Beach makes an idyllic start to your Tweed escape, with the boutique Halcyon House promising only the best for honeymoon couples. This white-washed beachfront hotel is a breath of fresh air, featuring 22 uniquely decorated rooms, its Hatted Paper Daisy restaurant serving a delightful array of seafood dishes, steaks, salads and home-cooked pizzas, and a sumptuous Halcyon Spa with treatments that leave you floating on a cloud of comfort. The impeccable Riveria interiors also make it a stand-out hotel choice for a special occasion, from its carefully chosen art pieces on each wall to the bold striped loungers by the alfresco pool. As if plucked from the pages of a glossy magazine, Halcyon House offers an elevated experience, while maintaining its cosy feel.

17km trail from Cabarita to Kingscliff, ‘Halcyon’, meaning happy, joyful and carefree, epitomises the feeling of being in a beautiful place with the person you love. halcyonhouse.com.au

With its friendly country towns, stunning beaches, rambling rivers and celebrated food scene with a farm-to-plate philosophy, the Tweed is a destination to mark on your maps for all things romance. Plus, if you fall head over heels for the idea of a destination wedding here, the region hosts a Tweed Wedding Trail each January, when premium venues open their doors to introduce couples to their stunning wedding possibilities. tcweddings.com.au/tweed-wedding-trail

GETTING THERE

During your stay, couples can slow down and soak up the sunshine on the pool deck, order freshly made picnics to-go, or wander down the garden path to enjoy the wide-open stretch of sand. Whether you want to learn to surf or loan a complimentary bicycle to venture down the

To plan your itinerary in the Tweed, explore visitnsw.com for useful travel resources and visit emirates.com to book your seamless travel to Australia. Return flights with Emirates from London Gatwick to Brisbane start from £1255 per person in economy class.

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Sydney Spectacular

With its architectural splendours, vivid cultural scene and picturesque harbour that calls to the heart, Sydney is a living postcard that keeps on giving. Here are the bucket list attractions that offer even more when you go beyond the surface.

This seafront city in the southern hemisphere certainly has the wow factor, capturing the imaginations of all who walk through its coasthugging botanic garden, encounter the fan-like sails of the Sydney Opera House and admire the striking steel arch that spans from the CBD to the North Shore. These Sydney icons are cherished emblems of the city and of Australia itself. But while observing their beauty leaves a lasting impression, going behind the scenes makes them all the more spectacular...

GO BEYOND THE SAILS

As you walk around the Sydney Opera House’s exterior, you will get a glimpse of the magnitude and intricacy of its construction, but that’s only half of the story. Inside, you’ll discover mesmerising music halls that take acoustics to the next level and when you lean in a little closer, its remarkable stories come to the fore. For instance, did you know that the original Danish architect never got to see his completed masterpiece? On the Tour & Dine package, you can digest the building’s fascinating history over a leisurely lunch by the harbour at the Opera Bar or House Canteen. Discover their range of daily performances, tours and experiences at sydneyoperahouse.com/tours-and-experiences

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most celebrated structures that can be spotted from every angle of the city. Although, have you ever wondered what it might be like to view the skyline from the bridge itself? This unique perspective is made possible by Bridgeclimb Sydney. As you reach the summit with an entertaining and knowledgeable Climb Leader, its engineering story is brought to life while you soak up the jaw-dropping 360-degree views. Every day on the bridge is special, which has led to over 5,000 proposals and more than 30 weddings have taken place at the top! Book your climb at bridgeclimb.com

ABSEIL IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

Just a couple of hours west of Sydney’s Central Station lies the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. At the dedicated viewing platforms such as the Three Sisters lookout, a trio of rocky outcrops emerge from the lush tree canopy shrouded in a misty haze, giving just a snapshot of the phenomenal panoramas to be found in this stunning natural landscape. But for a real taste of mountain life, the Blue Mountains Adventure Company have an incredible selection of action-packed itineraries to create vivid memories embedded in nature.

From guided walks and canyoning tours to rock climbing, abseiling and more, they have expert guides and top equipment so you can scale the canyon walls and become immersed in the magic of the rainforest. Plan your next Blue Mountains adventure at bmac.com.au

CHIC CITY CRASHPAD: ACE HOTEL SYDNEY

With so much to see and do in the Harbour City, you’ll need a base in the thick of it all. The 5-star Ace Hotel Sydney rubs shoulders with the Central Business District in the Surry Hills, making it a convenient location for accessing the key attractions and direct trains to the Blue Mountains. Housed in a former brick factory, the retro urban interiors embrace the warm terracotta and clay tones of its former purpose while featuring all the building blocks for a luxurious stay. There are two superb eateries on-site, including the contemporary Australian rooftop restaurant called Kiln and LOAM for laidback all-day dining. The Lobby bar is another social hotspot where craft cocktails, small plates and resident DJs get the party started in the evenings. From quiet nights in to group gatherings and stylish city weddings, the team ace the mood-boosting details to create an atmosphere you’ll want to return to. acehotel.com/sydney

GETTING THERE

To plan your itinerary in Sydney, explore visitnsw.com for useful travel resources and visit emirates.com to book your seamless travel to Australia. Return flights with Emirates from London Gatwick to Sydney start from £1055 per person in economy class.

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A stay full of discovery on The Palm

Nestled where the sea meets the sky on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, Th8’s design takes inspiration from the art deco and fashion of Miami Beach to o er guests modern amenities including private beach access, Water sports, immersive infinity pools, exclusive family and kids pool, a basketball court, dynamic dining, all-day co ee shop a kids club, Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

www.th8palmdubai.com info@th8palm.com +971 04 525 8888 @th8palm

Named after the 8th phase of the moon, Th8 Palm Hotel offers you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself however you wish.

Saint Lucia is known as one of the World’s most romantic destinations and East Winds is the most authentic compliment to the romance of the island. With 30 cottages, East Winds can be a perfect intimate wedding party of 2 or easily be reserved as a resort “buy-out” for a guest list of up to 72 people. Our thoughtful, experienced wedding team brings the same careful attention to detail and outstanding service to any wedding party sizes.

Whether you are looking for intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, our wedding team is at your service to help you turn your dreams into reality with a wedding that is uniquely yours.

CONTACT US https://eastwinds.com info@eastwinds.com + 1 758 452 8212 @eastwindssaintlucia
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WIN in the Maldives A Seven-Night Blissful Stay

Your favourite holiday with your favourite person

AROBINSON holiday is full of wonderful moments. When you give your thinking mind a break and let your spirit guide you, it feels like time stops briefly. And is there anything better than sharing these moments with your favourite person in the Maldives! Surrounded by the gentle sound of the ocean and the sun’s warmth on your skin, it’s so easy to switch off or actively recharge.

Longing for sunshine, for barefoot walks and cocktails on the beach? Jet off on an experience of a lifetime at ROBINSON NOONU, offering the best cuisine to tantalise your tastebuds, nights of dancing to soothe your soul and HIIT sessions to revitalise your body, reachable in 45 minutes from the airport in Malé. Ideal for water sports fans and nature lovers alike, there’s much to indulge in from morning to night. And if you fancy something a little more relaxed, you can take a Body&Mind yoga class or relax and be pampered in the WellFit

spa. In the evening, you can watch the beautiful colours painted in the sky by the setting sun. And with your feet in the sand, your cocktail will taste twice as good – we all know a sundowner provides the perfect end to a wonderful day!

ROBINSON NOONU – The place to be...

Walking barefoot in the sand at the beautiful Sundowner bar, dressed for dinner in the Teppanyaki restaurant raised on stilts over the turquoise water, or diving off the spectacular Noonu Atoll – with ROBINSON, you can experience the Maldives however you like. Their island will pamper you with all-inclusive made by ROBINSON.

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The winner will receive a hotel voucher. The hotel voucher exclusively includes a stay (7 nights) in a double room for 2 people at the ROBINSON Club NOONU, all-inclusive made by ROBINSON · Participants must be at least 18 years old and residents in the UK · Participation is free of charge and is independent from booking a trip or purchasing other services · The hotel voucher can only be redeemed subject to availability and only in the 2025 summer season (01/05/2025 - 31/10/2025) · The winner will be notified by email to the email address they provided when completing the registration form. The winner must confirm the prize in writing to ROBINSON within 14 days (reconfirmation) · The prize is not transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and there are no cash alternatives · the competition ends on 13/07/24 · Visit our website for the full terms & conditions.

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From the first email, to receiving some extra buttons for my dress, Fran’s services have been exceptional! For both wedding dresses and bespoke designs, she offers a warm, friendly service. I couldn’t recommend enough.

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Along came eve is THE BEST place for any bride to go. From the moment you walk in they make you feel so comfortable and at ease. Helena made me feel so happy and helped me choose my dream dress!

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I would 100% recommend Serena Bridal. They were absolutely brilliant and made the experience perfect. Great stock of dresses in so many different styles to suit every bride.

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I had such an amazing experience at Love and Lace! Jo and Sarah were so kind and helped me find the dress of my dreams. Cannot recommend Love and Lace enough, it was such a lovely experience.

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Wedding Belles of Wales stock beautiful dresses by top designers such as Maggie Sottero & Ronald Joyce. Whether you are looking for traditional, contemporary or a beachy chic gown - they have your dream dress!

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WEDDING VENUE

Norwood Hall Hotel macdonaldhotels.co.uk/norwood-hall 01224 868951

WEDDING PLANNER

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hayley Fraser Photography weddingsbyhayleyandcraig.com 01358 761210

THE DRESS

Opalily Bridal opalilybridal.com 01888 711008

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site 07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Kate’s Bespoke Catering katesbespokecatering.com 07873 633360

ACCESSORIES

Pear Tree Hat Hire facebook.com/PearTreeSalonPearTreeHatHire 07754714800

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Blu Promotions blupromotions.co.uk 07902 958959

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

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WEDDING VENUE

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 VENUE

Hamswell House www.hamswellhouse.co.uk 07710727773

WEDDING PLANNER

Melt Weddings meltweddings.com 07752 610810

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maple & Fleur mapleandfleur.com 07935 400789

THE DRESS

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

THE RING

Eco Wood Rings ecowoodrings.com 01225 970028

LOOKING GOOD

Paris Bridal Hair parisbridalhair.co.uk 07841 610 727

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

Lisa's Chocolates lisaschocolate.com 07947368555

ACCESSORIES

Put A Spin On It Ltd www.putaspinonitltd.co.uk 07360 541360

THE CELEBRANT

Kay Hamilton www.facebook.com/kayhamiltoncelebrant 07807046250

THE MUSIC

SJT Roadshow sjtroadshow.co.uk 07762 144099

MARQUEE HIRE

Vintage Marquees www.vintagemarquees.co.uk 07921 810 396

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Beau Nash Bath www.beaunashbath.com 07535137808

| BEDFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Crescent Hall crescenthall.co.uk 01582 723386

WEDDING PLANNER

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

Suitable DJs suitabledjs.co.uk 07801 419907

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511791

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244811

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WEDDING VENUE

Royal Berkshire exclusive.co.uk/royal-berkshire/weddings/ 01344 623322

WEDDING PLANNER

Effortless Memories effortlessmemories.com 07938 439082

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jon Bradley Photography jonbradley.co.uk 07956 505336

THE DRESS

Nicole Mae's Bridal nicolemaesbridal.co.uk 07745 907105

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Joyce Connor Make Up joyceconnormakeup.co.uk/weddings 07788 993 965

FLOWERS

Sonning Flowers sonningflowers.com/weddings 0118 9590301

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Christophers Vintage Wedding Car Hire christophers.co.uk 0118 976 0845

THE CAKE

The Maplewood Bakery themaplewoodbakery.co.uk 07876 224463

STATIONERY

Yours Aye Designs yours-aye.com 07855 300598

CATERING

Foster's Catering fosters-catering.co.uk 01256 356006

ACCESSORIES

| BRISTOL

WEDDING VENUE

Walton Castle waltoncastle.com 0800 014 6101

WEDDING PLANNER

Style Bohemia stylebohemia.co.uk 07973 793833

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

Ninjō Noodle Bar www.ninjo.co.uk 07756 554553

ACCESSORIES

| BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Missenden Abbey missendenabbey.co.uk 01494 866811

WEDDING PLANNER

Luna Rose Events and Weddings lunarosevents.com 07449 341170

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

Mudds Bank muddsbankfarm.co.uk 07824 602961

THE CAKE

Euthymia Cakes evacockrellcakedesign.co.uk 07930 875908

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne Designs annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

ACCESSORIES

| CAMBRIDGESHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Swynford Manor swynfordmanor.com 01638 592609

WEDDING PLANNER

Harness & Co harnessandco.co.uk 01480 472085

PHOTOGRAPHY

Liz Greenhalgh lizgreenhalgh.co.uk 07739 853 413

THE DRESS

Anibel's Bridal Boutique anibelsbrides.co.uk 07460 664783

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

Windsor & Eton Brides Shop windsorandetonbrides.com 01753 622400

THE CELEBRANT

KJM Ceremonies kjmceremonies.co.uk 07814 227593

THE ENTERTAINMENT

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

MARQUEE HIRE

Cascade Events Ltd cascadeevents.co.uk 01189 310 194

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Supreme Gift Dance Company supremegiftdancecompany.com 07719 055951

Audio Guest Book audioguestbook.co.uk 07816 049767

THE CELEBRANT

B Celebrated bcelebrated.co.uk 07341 432253

THE ENTERTAINMENT

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

MARQUEE HIRE

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07814 448598

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Style Bohemia stylebohemia.co.uk 07973 793833

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 0118 957 5995

THE CELEBRANT

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

THE MUSIC

Music, Music, Music musicmusicmusic.co.uk 07599 458 360

MARQUEE HIRE

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

SPECIAL TOUCHES

MK Paw Patrol mkpawpatrol.co.uk 07737 633 837

Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Brenda Woods Celebrant ritualsandresolutions.godaddysites.com 07906 520 860

THE MUSIC

Suits U Disco suitsudisco.co.uk 07468 566 652

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

SPECIAL TOUCHES

London & Cambridge Pony Parties Ltd ponyparties.company 07967 892328

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WEDDING VENUE

Cheshire Woodland Weddings cheshirewoodlandweddings.com 01606 88 22 23

WEDDING PLANNER

Tracy Lavin Events tracylavinevents.co.uk 01625 538 999

PHOTOGRAPHY

Duncan Edward Photography www.duncanedwardphotography.co.uk 07717787788

THE DRESS

Helya Bridal instagram.com/helyabridal.official 07577 122444

THE RING

Henry D Johnstone Jewellers henryjohnstone.co.uk 01625 583565

LOOKING GOOD

Poppy Michelle poppymichelle.co.uk 07834 772 764

FLOWERS

Flowers by Bethany flowersbybethany.co.uk 0161 737 2322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

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| CORNWALL

WEDDING VENUE

The Cow Shed Weddings Barn thecowshedweddings.co.uk 01752 823167

WEDDING PLANNER

Hyland Weddings and Events hylandweddingsandevents.co.uk 01404 519660

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mike Lister Photography mikelisterphotography.co.uk 07815 141779

THE DRESS

Claire Tyrer clairetyrer.com 07806 475782

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

| COUNTY DURHAM

WEDDING VENUE

The Loft facebook.com/sambucachester 01913 039659

WEDDING PLANNER

P&A Events NorthEast paeventsne.com 07444 982185

PHOTOGRAPHY

Dash Photography dashphotography.co.uk 07484 212018

THE DRESS

English Rose Bridal Boutique englishrosebridalboutique.com 07868 364350

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Amari Salon bridalhairbygemma.co.uk 07415 639827

FLOWERS

Shirley's Floral Arts facebook.com/people/Shirleys-floral-art 01913 884504

ARRIVE IN STYLE

| DERBYSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

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

Pearl and Eve Bridal pearlandevebridal.co.uk 07714 408356

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

Shabang Car Hire shabangweddingservices.co.uk 07949 565362

THE CAKE

Cheshire Wedding Cakes cheshireweddingcakes.co.uk 07950 606760

STATIONERY

Simply 4 You simply4you.co.uk 07990 076 712

CATERING

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

North East Carriage Co Ltd northeastcarriagecompany.co.uk 01207 231391

THE CAKE

Terrace Cupcakes facebook.com/terracecupcakes 07507 789222

STATIONERY

The Ink & Foil Studio facebook.com/theinkandfoilstudio 07806 718940

CATERING

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

Foray Catering www.foraycatering.co.uk 07926 544448

ACCESSORIES

TRY Designs etsy.com/uk/shop/TRYDesignsx Taliyaary88@hotmail.com

THE CELEBRANT

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

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Chris G djchrisg.co.uk 07411 636675

MARQUEE HIRE

Cheshire Tipi & Stretch Tents cheshiretipicompany.co.uk 01270 845941

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ink & Alder

www.inkandalder.co.uk 07825 597776

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

ACCESSORIES

Handmade Pearl Jewellery UK handmadepearljewelleryuk.com 07909 923581

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

The Moveable Feast UK facebook.com/TheMoveableFeastUK 07593 232515

ACCESSORIES

Laconic laconicjwls.co.uk 07855 283976

THE CELEBRANT

North East Celebrant northeastcelebrant.com 07949 078640

ENTERTAINMENT

Magician - Paul Dewhurst magician-newcastle.co.uk 07816 891952

MARQUEE HIRE

Elegant Marquees & Seating elegantmarqueesandseating.co.uk 07907 055867

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Perfect Selfie Company perfectselfie.co.uk

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

Green Farm Marquees www.greenfarmmarquees.com 07713 770357

ACCESSORIES & VENUE STYLIST

ANYOCCASION2PARTYLTD anyoccasion2party.co.uk 07891 458 931

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WEDDING VENUES

Shillingstone House shillingstonehouse.co.uk 01258 860 259

WEDDING PLANNER

Wildwood Weddings wildwoodweddingsandevents.co.uk 07713 875627

PHOTOGRAPHY

Solid Imagery solidimagery.co.uk 07801 809706

THE DRESS

Dandelions & Pearls dandelionsandpearls.com 01803 000000

THE RING

Sea & Solder seaandsolder.com 07927 762607

LOOKING GOOD

Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Makeup @bournemouthbridalhairandmakeup 07958 504533

FLOWERS

Roots Creative Floristry rootscreativefloristry.co.uk 07763 854586

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Waterside Wedding Cars watersideweddingcars.co.uk 01747 860144

THE CAKE

Mon Bel Amour Cake Craft monbelamourcakecraft.co.uk 07890 584142

STATIONERY

The Dairy Studio thedairystudiodesign.co.uk 07854 430197

CATERING

Vegan Magda veganmagda.com 07949 553620

ACCESSORIES

Pyrotastic pyrotastic.co.uk 07947 174712

THE CELEBRANT

Zoe Wray Celebrant zoecelebrant.co.uk 07753 197243

THE ENTERTAINMENT

James Maidment Magician dorset-magician.co.uk 01202 722149

MARQUEE HIRE

Jurassic Tents & events jurassictents.com 07506 974661

LUXURY TOUCHES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07740 986 231

| EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

| EAST SUSSEX

WEDDING VENUE

EDINBURGH

WEDDING VENUE

Camblesforth Hall and Grange camblesforth-hall.co.uk 07897 720765

WEDDING PLANNER

All Saints The Old Chapel allsaintschapeleastbourne.org 07885 548227

CELEBRANT

Norwood Hall Hotel macdonaldhotels.co.uk/norwood-hall 01224 868951

WEDDING PLANNER

Bethany Rose Weddings www.bethanyroseweddings.com 07795 968380

PHOTOGRAPHY

Civil Celebrant Sussex civilcelebrantsussex.com 07342 202274

PHOTOGRAPHY

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

Carmen Falkenburg www.carmenfalkenburgphotography.com 07939 511135

THE DRESS

Marissa Cooper Photography marissacooperphotography.com 07786 350039

THE DRESS

L&L Photography landlphotographyedinburgh.co.uk 07940 077302

THE DRESS

Elizabeth Hall Bridal elizabethhallbridal.co.uk 01482 869319

THE RING

Valentia Bridal Boutique valentiabridalboutique.com 0333 800 3494

THE RING

Opalily Bridal opalilybridal.com 01888 711008

THE RING

Dawson of Stamford www.dawsonofstamford.com 01780 754166

LOOKING GOOD

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

LOOKING GOOD

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

JF Styling instagram.com/jf.styling 07460 929094

FLOWERS

Hair By Yvonne facebook.com/people/Hair-by-Yvonne 07714 134994

FLOWERS

RR Makeup fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

Bud Floral Design budfloraldesigns.co.uk 07903 510 231

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Superior Motor Cars superiormotorcars.co.uk 01759 368544

THE CAKE

Ginger Lily Florists gingerlilyflorists.co.uk 01273 504904

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Maple leaf Carriage Company mapleleafcarriages.com 01323 847482

THE CAKE

FLOWERS Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Florian Poirot harrybatten.co.uk 01444 229 884

STATIONERY

Harry Batten Cakes harrybatten.co.uk 01444 229 884

STATIONERY

Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site 07904 470721

STATIONERY

Pearl & Pen pearlandpen.co.uk 07805 233220

CATERING

Lavender Avenue lavenderavenue.co.uk 07969 803370

CATERING

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

The Vintage Box www.martinthevintagebox.com 07881 095154

ACCESSORIES

Game And Flames gameandflames.com 07428179125

ACCESSORIES

Food Creations foodcreations.co.uk 01506 412232

ACCESSORIES

High Maintenance Jewellery highmaintenancejewellery.co.uk 07833 988368

THE CELEBRANT

Love Vintage Furniture lovevintagefurniture.co.uk 01273 689891

THE CELEBRANT

Pear Tree Hat Hire facebook.com/PearTreeSalonPearTreeHatHire 07754714800

THE CELEBRANT

Moonflower Ceremonies moonflowerceremonies.co.uk 07745 301356

THE MUSIC

Civil Celebrant Sussex civilcelebrantsussex.com 07342 202274

THE MUSIC

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

The Yorkshire String Quartet theyorkshirestringquartetcom.wordpress.com 07939 533538

MARQUEE HIRE

All Things Strings allthingsstrings.co.uk 07535 924100

MARQUEE HIRE

Mobile Sounds Weddings and Disco mobilesoundsdisco.co.uk 07788 410313

MARQUEE HIRE

Yorkshire Yurts www.yorkshireyurts.co.uk 01423 740 781

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Love Vintage Furniture lovevintagefurniture.co.uk 01273 689891

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Throw A Dog A Bone www.throwadogabone.co.uk 07737 210044

JJ Falconry jjfalconry.com 07422 945659

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

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WEDDING VENUE

Hylands Estate Weddings hylandsestateweddings.co.uk 01245 605500

WEDDING PLANNER

Monet Events monetevents.co.uk 01277 295570

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tom Halliday tomhalliday.com 0792 1995964

THE DRESS

Erin Kelly Bridal erinkellybridal.co.uk 01206 645005

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Brides by Demi bridesbydemi.com 07912 566323

FLOWERS

Plan your Wedding

| GLASGOW

WEDDING VENUE

Eden Leisure Village www.edenleisurevillage.co.uk 01236 735464

WEDDING PLANNER

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

L&L Photography landlphotographyedinburgh.co.uk 07940 077302

THE DRESS

Opalily Bridal opalilybridal.com 01888 711008

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup

fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

| GLOUCESTERSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Llanthony Secunda Priory llanthonysecunda.org 01452 563499

WEDDING PLANNER

Eucalyptus Events eucalyptusevents.co.uk 07843 480539

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 07961 537412

FLOWERS

| GREATER MANCHESTER

WEDDING VENUE

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

WEDDING PLANNER

Tracy Levin Events tracylavinevents.co.uk 01625 538999

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kellianne Photographer kelliannephotographer.co.uk 07944 855270

THE DRESS

Erica Stacey Bridalwear ericastacey.co.uk 07816 092194

THE RING

Thomas Wood Jewellers thomaswoodjewellers.co.uk 0161 764 6770

LOOKING GOOD

Lisa Larner Stylist facebook.com/hairbylisalarner 07867 381421

FLOWERS

Elishas Floral Design elishasfloraldesign.co.uk 0798 9474958

ARRIVE IN STYLE

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

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com 01473 828 192

STATIONERY

33 Pixels

33pixels-wedding-stationery.com 07956 086 607

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Roysten creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Amanda's Beautiful Ceremonies amandasceremonies.com 07311 431754

THE MUSIC

Rewind Ents instagram.com/rewind_ents/?hl=en 07817 276758

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Tiny Soap Lab tinysoaplab.uk 07895 321214

Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site 07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Pure Bartending purebartending.co.uk 07388 117686

ACCESSORIES

Stephanie Gallen Millinery stephaniegallenmillinery.co.uk 07813 852441

THE CELEBRANT

Alexis McKenzie alexismckenziecelebrant.co.uk 07734 817835

THE MUSIC

Wedding DJ Scotland wedding-dj-scotland.co.uk 07928 544668

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

The Glam Bijoux theglambijoux.co.uk 07592499552

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

Fluffy Puffin www.fluffypuffin.com 07791 756559

ACCESSORIES

Shibumi shibumistyle.com 01453832098

THE CELEBRANT

The Cotswold Celebrant thecotswoldcelebrant.co.uk 07849 391403

THE MUSIC

Southwest Discos Direct southwestdiscosdirect.com 07399 507168

MARQUEE HIRE

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07969 674387

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Rustic Rentals rusticrentals.co.uk 07757 958033

Flowers by Bethany facebook.com/Flowersbybethanyltd 0161 7372322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Mr & Mrs Wedding Cars crilly38.wixsite.com/mrandmrsweddingcars 07941 338981

THE CAKE

Luxury Cakes 4U www.luxurycakes4u.co.uk 07526206578

STATIONERY

Elysian Wonder elysianwonder.co.uk 07867 416355

CATERING

Sweet & Savoury MCR sweetandsavourymcr.com 07392953939

ACCESSORIES

Inkspiration Artist inkspirationartist.com 07894 075222

THE CELEBRANT

Fab Ceremonies fabceremonies.com 07545 759188

THE ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Nash djnash.business.site 07494 739920

MARQUEE HIRE

Once Upon A Bubble Cheshire onceuponabubblecheshire.co.uk 07874 319329

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Detail Event Styling

https://www.instagram.com/detail_styling_design/ 07876 527195

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WEDDING VENUE

Minstead Lodge minsteadtrust.org.uk/minstead-lodge 02380 812297

WEDDING PLANNER

Dawn Bennett dawnbennettweddingplanner.com 07918 165 104

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ben Atkins Photographs benatkinsphotography.co.uk 07572 381280

THE DRESS

Your Dream Dress instagram.com theaffordableweddingshop/ 07511 921191

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Sophie Pamela Bridal Artistry sophiepamelabridal.co.uk 07539 263035

FLOWERS

Mad Hatter Floral Design madhatterfloraldesign.co.uk/weddings.htm 0118 971 0092

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Imperial Wedding Cars Ltd imperialweddingcars.co.uk 07540 858 108

THE CAKE

Daisy Cake Hampshire daisycakehampshire.co.uk 07736 343643

STATIONERY

She's Wild sheswild.co.uk 07557 989607

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07971 833 035

THE CELEBRANT

Coast Ceremonies coastceremonies.squarespace.com 07775 513825

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Becky White Music beckywhitemusic.com 07889 457540

MARQUEE HIRE

One Six Events onesixevents.co.uk 01428 735235

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Pawfect Adventures pawfectadventures.co.uk 07392 852024

| HEREFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Oasis Lodges oasislodges.co.uk 07946 595835

WEDDING PLANNER

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

Camomile & Cornflowers Ltd www.camomilecornflowers.co.uk 01886 812184

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

Titan Tents titantents.co.uk 02076 614 050

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Gemma Charlotte Events gemmacharlotteevents.co.uk 07903 381064

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HERTFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Fanhams Hall exclusive.co.uk/fanhams-hall/weddings 01920 460511

WEDDING PLANNER

Knots & Nuptials knots&nuptials.co.uk 07908 195000

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessy Papasavva Photography jessypapasavvaphotography.com 07985 482325

THE DRESS

Inna Voronova inna-voronova.co.uk 07399 235596

THE RING

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke heulwenlewisbespoke.com 07843 559 856

LOOKING GOOD

Makeup by Sarah instagram.com/makeup_bysaraho/ 07516 730157

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999327049

ARRIVE IN STYLE

MC Wedding Cars mcweddingcars.co.uk 07470 617 213

THE CAKE

Bake A Lous bakealous.com 07944 607395

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

The Civil Celebrant thecivilcelebrant.com 07715 666 506

THE MUSIC

Becky White beckywhitemusic.com 07889 457540

MARQUEE HIRE

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

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811

| KENT

WEDDING VENUE

Oak Tree Barn oaktreebarnweddings.com 07554 077759

WEDDING PLANNER

Nicola Rose Weddings www.nicolaroseweddingsandevents.co.uk 07717580888

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography By Petrina photography-by-petrina.co.uk 07795 805462

THE DRESS

Novo Bridal novobridal.co.uk 01843 229711

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Melinda Bridal melinda-bridal.com 01634 848177

FLOWERS

Simply Floral simplyfloral.co.uk 01843 220674

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Polar Helicopters Ltd polarhelicopters.co.uk 01843823067

THE CAKE

The Pink Kitchen thepinkkitchen.co.uk 07544 499768

STATIONERY

Inviting Memories etsy.com/uk/shop InvitingMemoriesUK 07889 679045

CATERING

Touchays Event Caterer touchays.com 078858 06066

MARQUEE HIRE

Five Star fivestarmarqueehire.co.uk 07921 778 411

THE CELEBRANT

Alex Hilder Celebrant alexhildercelebrant.co.uk 07784 761846

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Glam Bam robparish.com 07868231818

ACCESSORIES

Felicity Hat Hire www.felicityhathirewestwickham.uk 0208 776 2192

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Kings Pet Services

kingspetservices.co.uk 01227 656727

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WEDDING VENUE

West Tower westtower.com 01695 423328

WEDDING PLANNER

ALT Events Co. alteventscompany.com 07518 496004

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bamber Photography & Film bamberphotographyfilm.co.uk 07887 801034

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

Nicola Bird Make Up Artist nicolabirdmua.com 07951 434701

FLOWERS

Drinkhouse Flowers facebook.com/DrinkhouseFlowers 07934 253445

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Forest of Bowland Wedding Car Hire forestofbowlandweddingcarhire.com 07403173236

THE CAKE

CAKE by Hannah Jones cakebyhannahjones.co.uk 01257 781782

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

Detail Event Styling https://www.instagram.com/detail_styling_design/ 07876 527195

| LEICESTERSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

The Hall Barn thehallbarns.com 01509 880236

WEDDING PLANNER

The Bespoke Planner thebespokeplanner.co.uk 07964587827

PHOTOGRAPHY

Lazy Bones Films LTD thomasbonephoto.com 07875 378674

THE DRESS

Pink Confetti pinkconfetti.co.uk 07516374919

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Manisha Champaneri Makeup Artist manishamakeupartist.co.uk 07773 395854

FLOWERS

Fig and Flower figandflowerdesign.com 07944 129292

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Champaneri Cars Limited champanericars.com 0116 2544177

THE CAKE

The Cake Palette thecakepalette.co.uk 07514 239175

STATIONERY

Millie-Stone milli-stone.co.uk 07891088980

CATERING

Chilli Guys chilliguys.co.uk 07999 568882

ACCESSORIES

Scotney's of London Road scotneysoflondonroad.com 0116 2551222

THE CELEBRANT

Stuart Primarolo stuartprimarolo.co.uk 07833765043

MUSIC

DJ Scott Grainger djscottgrainger.com 07851 134566

MARQUEE HIRE

Bybrook Furniture and Events bybrookhire.co.uk 01162530888

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Barn owl Ring Bearer barnowlringbearer.com 07729 768416

| LONDON - CENTRAL

WEDDING VENUE

Grays Inn Venue graysinnvenue.co.uk/events/weddings 020 7458 7960

WEDDING PLANNER

La Fê te la-fete.com 020 7427 6088

PHOTOGRAPHY

Unveil Wedding UK unveilweddings.co.uk 07913 296425

THE DRESS

Wedding Dress Alterations by Elsa elsa-weddingdressalteration.co.uk 07762 137466

THE RING

Kata Jewellery katajewellery.com 020 7253 2825

LOOKING GOOD

Blink by DGC blinkbydgc.com 02039 510740

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999 327049

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Divine Chauffeurs Ltd divinechauffeursltd.co.uk 02039 650900

THE CAKE

The Indulgent Sugar Plum www.theindulgentsugarplum.com 07496 141985

STATIONERY

Soon To Be Wed soontobewed.co.uk 07538 014689

CATERING

Frew & Co Rolled Ice Cream frewandco.com 0333 335 5428

ACCESSORIES

The Pixipod Group LTD @pixipod 07388 557136

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola Kelleher Celebrant nicolakellehercelebrant.co.uk 07725 516976

THE MUSIC

Brasshouse Entertainment brasshouseentertainment.com 07915 934658

MARQUEE HIRE

London Gazebo Hire londongazebohire.co.uk 020 3488 5015

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Little Wedding Crèche littleweddingcreche.co.uk 07525 773659

| LONDON - EAST

WEDDING VENUE

Trafalgar Tavern trafalgartavern.co.uk 02038 879886

WEDDING PLANNER

Three Little Birds Events three-littlebirds.co.uk 07885575453

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Snapper the-snapper.com 07780 994204

THE DRESS

Arowanaa arowanaa.co.uk 07749 136304

THE RING

SWJ Design Ltd sw-jewellery.com 020 7490 0665

LOOKING GOOD

Carla Araujo London carlaaraujo.co.uk 07985 294419

FLOWERS

FlowersbyJ.London flowersbyj.london 07967 533 726

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lucky Dream luckydream.co.uk 07568 449952

THE CAKE

Make Our Cake makeourcake.co.uk 07747 600599

STATIONERY

Elle Bee Design ellebeedesign.co.uk 01905 28997

CATERING

ABChef Catering abchef.co.uk 0746 341 5511

ACCESSORIES

Reiya Events Ltd

https://www.instagram.com/reiyaevents/ 07757 677774

THE CELEBRANT

Maisie the Celebrant maisiethecelebrant.com 07910 302716

THE MUSIC

She Music Global shemusicglobal.com 07949 574 956

MARQUEE HIRE

London Exquisite londonexquisite.com 07943 112405

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Nailastic

https://www.facebook.com/Nailastic.London 07799 681441

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| LONDON - NORTH

WEDDING VENUE

The Amadeus theamadeus.co.uk 020 7286 1686

WEDDING PLANNER

My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

PHOTOGRAPHY

Felipe Diehl Photography felipediehl.com 07465 819480

THE DRESS

Betty Gets Hitched bettygetshitched.com 07742 248243

THE RING

Alliance Jewels https://www.instagram.com/alliancejewels/ 07575 792916

LOOKING GOOD

Rosie Cerosio Makeup www.rosiecerosio.com/bridal 07816529514

FLOWERS

Flowers By Miri flowersbymiri.co.uk 07946 489124

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Elaine Bernstein elainebernstein.com 07771 814681

THE CAKE

Lil Moon Bakery www.lilmoonbakery.co.uk 07521 525 243

STATIONERY

Art East Creations arteastcreations.co.uk 020 84271242

CATERING

Cohen’s Caterers facebook.com/cohenscaterers 07853 721787

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 020 7629 7711

THE CELEBRANT

Jacqueline Byron Celebrant jacquelinebyroncelebrant.co.uk 07971 606969

THE MUSIC

SpinSisters LTD spin-sisters.co.uk 02079 711236

MARQUEE HIRE

Love Tipis lovetipis.co.uk 01273 689891

SPECIAL TOUCHES

An Nails

https://www.instagram.com/annails_ annails 02084 442044

| LONDON - SOUTH

WEDDING VENUE

The Hurlingham Club hurlinghamclub.org.uk 0207 6107526

WEDDING PLANNER

Events by MKS eventsbymks.com 07939 207054

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jay Rowden Photography jayrowden.com 07712 442191

THE DRESS

A Neat Touch aneattouchstudio.co.uk 0208 9442001

THE RING

Kata Jewellery katajewellery.com 020 7253 2825

LOOKING GOOD

You and Me, Hair and Beauty Salon youmehairandbeautysalon.com 0208 6818503

FLOWERS

Rosaria Flowers rosariaflowers.co.uk 07877 853262

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lucky Dream luckydream.co.uk 07568 449952

THE CAKE Quash Cakes quashcakes.com 07856 778739

STATIONERY

Gee Brothers Ltd geebrothers.co.uk 0207 228 4081

CATERING

Chilli Bees Catering chillibeescatering.co.uk 02089 463311

ACCESSORIES

The Pixipod Group LTD @pixipod 07388 557136

THE CELEBRANT

Jennifer Fraser Celebrant jenniferfrasercelebrant.co.uk 07552 757910

THE MUSIC

Andrew Jay Singer andrewjay-singer.co.uk 01883 338 330

MARQUEE HIRE

Titan Tents www.titantents.co.uk 02076 614 050

SPECIAL TOUCHES

ALS Decor LTD alsdecorltd.co.uk 02030 624000

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LONDON - WEST

WEDDING VENUE

100 Barrington www.100barringtonroad.com 020 4542 3434

WEDDING PLANNER

Enchanting Weddings & Events enchantingweds.com 07481 951512

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Knot Media theknotmedia.com 07702 064647

THE DRESS

Mia La Vida mialavida.com 02089 692483

THE RING

Lumo Blue lumoblue.co.uk 07951360789

LOOKING GOOD

Nez Hasan Salon nezhasan.com 0207 460 0650

FLOWERS

Freckled Petal www.freckledpetal.co.uk 07730 023685

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Valentine Cars https://www.facebook.com/valentinecars/ 020 8903 9735

THE CAKE

Pippa Martinson Cakes www.pippamartinsoncakes.com 07886 230441

STATIONERY

MarryMe by Amoretti marrymebyamoretti.co.uk 07932726583

CATERING

Passion Events UK passioneventsuk.com 02080 895226

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 020 7629 7711

THE CELEBRANT

Nick Moorhead nmcelebrant.com 07731 504433

THE MUSIC

Bespoke DJs London instagram.com/bespoke_djs_/?hl=en 07956 858511

MARQUEE HIRE

Titan Tents www.titantents.co.uk 02076 614 050

SPECIAL TOUCHES

AV Smart Party Planners avsmartparty.com 07869 168826

M| MERSEYSIDE

WEDDING VENUE

Hulme Hall hulmehall.com 01516 448797

WEDDING PLANNER

Weddings by Angela weddingsbyangela.co.uk 07496491032

PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Blair Photography chrisblairphotography.co.uk 07858 613948

THE DRESS Fairytale Endings fairytaleendings.co.uk 07434161637

THE RING

Oscar and Olivia Jewellery oscarandolivia.co.uk 01619524230

LOOKING GOOD

Max Makeup Artistry instagram.com/max_makeup_artistry 07843155135

FLOWERS

Rusty Rose rustyrose.co.uk 07714 087736

ARRIVE IN STYLE

I Do Campers idocampers.co.uk 07962 061201

THE CAKE

Cake on the Lake cakeonthelake.com 07473 555717

STATIONERY

Elizabeth-Rose Designs elizabethrosedesigns.co.uk 07908 665880

CATERING

Peninsula Catering Ltd peninsulacatering.co.uk 0151 662 0191

ACCESSORIES

Northwest Entertainments ltd nwentertainments.com 01244 566 250

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 Weddings Rock myweddingsrock.co.uk 07715 656 957

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WEDDING VENUE

Octagon Barn theoctagonbarn.co.uk 07770 700926

WEDDING PLANNER

Beau’s & Belle’s beausandbelleseventplanners.co.uk 07593 437 520

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ben Chapman Photos benchapmanphotos.com 07852 279219

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

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| NORTHUMBERLAND

WEDDING VENUE

Vallum Farm Marquee & Tipi vallummarquee.co.uk 07770 756 570

WEDDING PLANNER

The Wedding Taylor theweddingtaylor.com 07544 393 470

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ben Thomas Photography benthomasphotography.co.uk benthomasphotography.co.uk 07788 243131

THE DRESS

Wedding Belles Bridal facebook.com/weddingbellesbridal 01289 302764

THE RING

Opulence Jewellery and Antiques facebook.com/KatOpulence 07969 496540

LOOKING GOOD

Bellister Beauty bellisterbeauty.com 07730 691555

FLOWERS

The Accidental Florist facebook.com/lauratheaccidentalflorist 07361 248350

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lakeside Travel Services lakesidetravelservices.co.uk 01539 239 112

THE CAKE

Confetti Cake Co

@confetticakecompany 01670 828582

STATIONERY

Pilgrim Designs facebook.com/PilgrimDesignsMillom 01229 770905

CATERING

The Little Fishy thelittlefishy.com thelittlefishy.com 07703 577943

ACCESSORIES

Hats and Glad Rags

facebook.com/hatsandgladrags 01434 609946

THE CELEBRANT

North East Celebrant northeastcelebrant.com 07949 078640

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Magician - Paul Dewhurst magician-newcastle.co.uk 07816 891952

MARQUEE HIRE

Vallum Farm Marquee & Tipi vallummarquee.co.uk 07770 756 570

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Sea Glass Company theseaglasscompany.co.uk 07783 656146

| NORTH YORKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Bowcliffe Hall bowcliffehall.co.uk/weddings bowcliffehall.co.uk/weddings 01937 541111

WEDDING PLANNER

White Wedding & Events whiteweddingcompany.com 0774 354 2304

PHOTOGRAPHY

Carmen Falkenburg Photography carmenfalkenburgphotography.com 07939 511135

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

Beau and Belle Wedding Cars www.beauandbelleweddingcars.com 07950 949361

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

Pretty Unique Prints www.etsy.com/shop/prettyuniqueprints 07538 881870

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies with Rachel ceremonieswithrachael.com 07877954485

THE ENTERTAINMENT

The Superlicks partycoversband.co.uk 07759 651873

MARQUEE HIRE

Yorkshire Yurts www.yorkshireyurts.co.uk 01423 740 781

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Throw A Dog A Bone throwadogabone.co.uk 07737 210044

| NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

THE VENUE

Norwood Park norwoodpark.co.uk 01636 302 099

WEDDING PLANNER

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 377457

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

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| OXFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Oxford Town Hall oxfordtownhall.co.uk 01865 252 826

WEDDING PLANNER

Katie Lou Weddings katielouweddings.com 07582 535 306

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

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

| SHROPSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Wrekin Forest weddings and events wrekinforestevents.co.uk 07888851813

WEDDING PLANNER

Abigail Lucy abigail-lucy.com 07495062553

PHOTOGRAPHY

Darren Musgrove darrenmusgrove.com 07885498777

THE DRESS

Cici's Happy Ever After cicishappyeverafter.com 01630656640

THE RING

| SOMERSET

WEDDING VENUE

St Audries Park countryhouseweddings.co.uk 01787 477 778

WEDDING PLANNER

Weddings by Lauren Alway weddingsbylaurenalway.co.uk 07966 059088

PHOTOGRAPHY

Gavin Horrell Photography gavinhorrellphotography.com 07474881114

THE DRESS

The Bridal Store thebridalstore.uk 07565 726170

THE RING

| STAFFORDSHIRE

THE VENUE

Grand Station grandstation.co.uk 01902 454550

WEDDING PLANNER

Decorations By Design facebook.com/decsbydesign/ 01283 500044

PHOTOGRAPHY

Studio Williams studiowilliams.uk 07518 420274

THE DRESS

Karalina's Bridal karalinasbridal.co.uk 07568 517465

THE RING

Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury goldsmithsofshrewsbury.com 01743213476

LOOKING GOOD

Kemps of Bridgwater kempsofbridgwater.co.uk 01278 457242

LOOKING GOOD

John Pass Jewellers johnpass.co.uk 01782 631 076

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 With Love by Linda facebook.com/BakedWithLovebyLinda 07773 808379

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

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

Eye Do Makeup eyedomakeup.co.uk 07971 298490

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

Maestros facebook.com/PizzaMaestros 07761 734320

ACCESSORIES

Wedding Production wedding-production.co.uk wedding-production.co.uk 01749 372136

THE CELEBRANT

B Celebrated bcelebrated.co.uk 07341432253

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Enhanced Entertainment enhancedentertainment.co.uk 07841116514

MARQUEE HIRE

The Marquee Hire Company themarqueehirecompany.com 01935 881 038

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Beach Hut Fudge www.beachhutfudge.co.uk 07469188358

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

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WEDDING VENUE

The Granary Estates thegranaryestates.co.uk 01638 731230

WEDDING PLANNER

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

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637483

SPECIAL TOUCHES

John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com 01603 660021

| SURREY

WEDDING VENUE

Farnham Castle farnhamcastle.com 01252 720402

WEDDING PLANNER

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

Rachel Eveline Hair & Makeup rachel-eveline.co.uk 07872 513422

FLOWERS

Flowers By Holly Tree flowersbyhollytree.com 07920 491551

ARRIVE IN STYLE

S H Chauffeurs sandhchauffeurs.co.uk 07702 819 445

THE CAKE

Mistry Cakes Couture instagram.com mistrycakescouture 07904 835026

STATIONERY

Yours-Aye yours-aye.com 07855 300 598

CATERING

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

ACCESSORIES

Peanut Balloons peanutballoons.co.uk 07825 613969

THE CELEBRANT

Sally Smither Harvey Ceremony

Celebrant

sally-smitherharvey.co.uk 07462 577999

THE MUSIC

Phoenix String Quartet phoenixstringquartet.co.uk 02089 748984

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

SPECIAL TOUCHES

House Of Mahogany houseofmahogany.co.uk

| WARWICKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Ansty Hall anstyhall.com/weddings 02476 612222

WEDDING PLANNER

Touch of Charm www.touchofcharmweddings.co.uk 07921 197546

PHOTOGRAPHY

John Fox Wedding Photography johnfoxweddingphotography.co.uk 01788 814834

THE DRESS

Rachel Ash www.rachelash.co.uk 01827 713515

THE RING

| WEST MIDLANDS

WEDDING VENUE

BWR - London bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Lifeofabeautygirl by Sam Cahill lifeofabeautygirl.com 07792 377 457

FLOWERS

Oak & Ivy Flowers oakandivy.co.uk 07976 908777

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Cathedral Campers www.cathedralcampers.co.uk 07412 701217

THE CAKE

Maldini Cakes facebook.com/MaldiniCake 07904 623923

STATIONERY

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

CATERING

Rhubarbar rhubarbar.com 0115 648 0939

ACCESSORIES

The Hat Lady UK www.thehatladyuk.co.uk 07865022774

THE CELEBRANT

Gaynor Doherty humanist.org.uk/gaynordoherty/ 07885 448 644

MUSIC

Entertainment Nation Ltd www.entertainment-nation.co.uk 0800 530 0035

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis www.bigdayevent.co.uk 01513 538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ryan Roworth Magician www.ryanroworth.co.uk 07305 040463

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa moorhallhotel.co.uk 0121 308 3751

WEDDING PLANNER

Touch of Charm

www.touchofcharmweddings.co.uk 07921 197546

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bohemian Rose Photography bohemianrose.co.uk 07935 604920

THE DRESS

Laima Bridal laimabridal.com 07878 630476

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 0783 7416154

LOOKING GOOD

Lifeofabeautygirl by Sam Cahill lifeofabeautygirl.com 07792 377 457

FLOWERS

Perfect Day Wedding Flowers perfectdayweddingflowers.co.uk 01827 849222

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Nothing but Wedding Cars nothingbutweddingcars.co.uk 07950 233240

THE CAKE

The Nuthouse Bakery nuthousebakery.co.uk 07999 336873

STATIONERY

Loved by Lucy Designs lovedbylucydesigns.co.uk 07792 176854

CATERING

The Little Boozer thelittleboozer.com 07885 384054

ACCESSORIES

OH! Photobooth ohphotobooth.co.uk 07875 252337

THE CELEBRANT

Gaynor Doherty humanist.org.uk/gaynordoherty/ 0 7885 448644

MUSIC

DJ Funkomatic funkomatic.co.uk 07939 131401

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis www.bigdayevent.co.uk 01513 538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Sweet Teepee Dreams facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064328342064 07460 400402

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| WEST SUSSEX

WEDDING VENUE

South Lodge exclusive.co.uk/south-lodge/weddings/ 01403 892236

WEDDING PLANNER

H Squared Events hsquaredevents.co.uk 07766 227781

PHOTOGRAPHY

Girl & Glass

girlandglass.com 07415 593869

THE DRESS

Carolyn Anne's Bridal carolynannesbridal.com 07594 606262

THE RING

Penny Farthing Jewellers pennyfarthingjewellers.net 01342 323331

LOOKING GOOD

Zena McCarthy Makeup Artist zenamccarthy.co.uk/bridal 07578 711071

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

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

CATERING

Paella Fella Catering paellafella.co.uk 01342 777846

ACCESSORIES

Garter & Veil garterandveil.com 01903 495364

THE CELEBRANT

| WEST YORKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

| WILTSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

WORCESTERSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

I Do Ceremonies idoceremonies.co.uk 0 7734 261359

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

Manor House Lindley manorhouselindley.co.uk 01484 504000

Barns & Yard

WEDDING PLANNER

The Manor House exclusive.co.uk/the-manor-house/weddings 01249 782206

WEDDING PLANNER

www.barnsandyard.co.uk 01684 311 114

WEDDING PLANNER

RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd rsvpweddingsandevents.com 07501 868691

PHOTOGRAPHY

Carmen Falkenburg Photography carmenfalkenburgphotography.com 07939 511135

THE DRESS

Carlton Couture instagram.com/carltoncouturebridal 0176 560 6979

THE RING

Robert Feather Jewellery robertfeatherjewellery.co.uk 0175 728 8307

LOOKING GOOD

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

The Middle Green www.themiddlegreen.com 07909220631

LOOKING GOOD

Cleo Stoute Artistry cleostouteartistry.co.ukl 07815 963225

FLOWERS

Make up by Emma mymakeupbyemma.co.uk 07730 012843

FLOWERS

Green Earthlings Weddings and Events greenearthlings.co.uk 07501 501661

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

Julia Umpleby Floral Designs weddingsbysprinklescakery.com 07748 233198

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Beau and Belle Wedding Cars www.beauandbelleweddingcars.com 07950 949361

THE CAKE

Fig & Bramble figandbramble.co.uk 07818867957

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Simply Memorable Wedding Car simplymemorable.co.uk 07915 574926

THE CAKE

Weddings by Sprinkles Cakery weddingsbysprinklescakery.com 07748 233198

STATIONERY

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

CATERING

The Vintage Box thevintagebox.co.uk 07881 095154

ACCESSORIES

Pretty Unique Prints

Mimi's Cake Occasions mimis-cake-occasions.business.site 07896 478824

STATIONERY

Lucy Ann Design www.lucyanndesign.com 07788750112

CATERING

Fluffy Puffin www.fluffypuffin.com 07791 756559

ACCESSORIES

www.etsy.com/shop/prettyuniqueprints 07538 881870

THE CELEBRANT

Your Best Life Celebrant yourbestlifecelebrant.com 07904 521466

MUSIC

Wedding Bands For Hire weddingbandsforhire.com 07478 283581

MARQUEE HIRE

Yorkshire Yurts

www.yorkshireyurts.co.uk 01423 740 781

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Throw A Dog A Bone throwadogabone.co.uk 07737 210044

Venues Covered www.venuescovered.co.uk 07927 408 852

THE CELEBRANT

Mikayla Celebrant mikaylacelebrant.com 07500 600506

THE MUSIC

DJ&SAX DJ-V dj-v.co.uk 07949 335448

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymarquees.com 01249 760302

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884287436

Camomile and Cornflowers camomilecornflowers.co.uk 01886 812184

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Limo Hire Birmingham limohirebirmingham.com 0121 558 5954

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

Robbie Roberts Wedding Pianist robbie-roberts.com 07919 924857

SPECIAL TOUCHES

St Johns Walkies stjohnswalkies.co.uk 01905 946719

VENUE STYLING

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

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