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SEASONAL BRIDESMAIDS Kit out your girls in the best dresses around, tying in with the time of year you wed

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COUNTRY CHIC A brilliant wedding photoshoot full of rustic ideas to steal for your own big day

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My favourite picks this month! 1. This delicate zirconia and

pearl necklace from Alan Hannah is so pretty 2. I adore this Betsy design from Eliza Jane Howell – super cool and elegant (and don’t get me started on the heart motifs!) 3. The perfect bridal clutch embellished with tiny pearls from Head Over Heels 4.Glitzy Secrets have a knack for nailing a great bridal accessory, and this Cascades of Pearl Hair Comb is no exception 5. A simple, elegant masterpiece that will steal the show at your reception from Cake Maison – I wouldn’t want to eat it!

he New Year, and new decade, is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited about it! From Christmas Day to New Year’s Day alone we saw a massive surge in traffic to our website, loveourweddingmag.com, which can only mean one thing – A LOT of you got engaged over the festive period! Many congratulations to you all, and welcome to the wonderful world of wedding planning. This issue we’ve got a ton of ideas, inspiration and planning tips to make your journey as seamless as possible! We have the brilliant A-Z of weddings feature that will guide you through the wedding lingo as well as revealing top trends for 2020 (page 104). We’ve also got some great wedding reading ideas to consider (page 114) and more wedding dresses than you could shake a stick at (from page 19)! Whatever stage of the planning you’re at, JADE PEPPERELL we’re here to help every step of the Editor way. For advice direct, email me at jade@meanttobemedia.com. 5

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RACHELLE JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THAT INCREDIBLE FRILLLAYERED MERMAID SKIRT! TOP-TO-TOE STUNNING

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AMELIE THIS HALTERNECK DESIGN WITH ELEGANT FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS IS THE PERFECT CHOICE TO GLIDE DOWN THE AISLE IN


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TEMPESTE THIS DRESS IS WOW-FACTOR PERSONIFIED! THE DARING ILLUSION BODICE GOES RIGHT THE WAY DOWN INTO A TROUSER UNDER THE SKIRT. JUST BREATHTAKING!

VICTOIRE ONE-SHOULDER LIGHTWEIGHT DRESSES ARE ALWAYS A GREAT CHOICE FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS OR A BIG DAY OVERSEAS

NOOR WE LOVE THE EMBELLISHED ILLUSION SLEEVES ON THIS GLORIOUS GOWN, AND THE TRAIN IS EXCEPTIONAL, TOO!

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LORRAINE OUR PICK OF THE COLLECTION IS THIS STUNNER, WITH A GORGEOUS LOW V-NECK AND A FULL A-LINE SKIRT

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ROMANTICA OF DEVON Traditional gowns with a modern edge - what’s not to love about Romantica’s stunning 2020 collection?! MADELINE FULFIL YOUR DREAMS OF BEING A PRINCESS BRIDE IN THIS RADIANT A-LINE DESIGN

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VERONICA WE LOVE THE KEYHOLE EMBROIDERED BACK ON THIS CLASSY DRESS. THE ELEGANT MOTIFS TRICKLE DOWN THE SKIRT

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CELINE THIS FLATTERING DRESS HUGS EVERY CURVE, CREATING A GORGEOUS HOURGLASS SHAPE

JUSTINA THIS DRESS IS SET TO BE THE BESTSELLER IN THE COLLECTION THIS YEAR, AND IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY!

MADONNA WE ADORE THE SYMMETRY IN THE BACK DESIGN OF THIS PRETTY GOWN. AND THE TRIM AROUND THE TRAIN IS JUST PERFECTION

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ROSALIE A CINCHED IN WAIST AND HALTERNECK TEAMED WITH A FULL SKIRT WILL MAKE A PRINCESS BRIDE’S DREAMS COME TRUE

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Dando London Famed for her exquisite dresses and her appearances on the hit show, Say Yes To The Dress UK, Christine Dando designs collections for a contemporary bride that wants the ultimate in luxury and style. We adore the brand new collection, see for yourself now at dandolondon.com.

Ian Stuart One of the most well-known and adored names in bridal, Ian Stuart is famous for his head-turning designs. Taking creativity to a whole new level, Ian Stuart gowns will certainly stand out from the crowd with eye-catching details like enlarged floral details, multiple-layered skirts, bold colours and so much more. See ianstuart-bride.com.

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Eliza Jane Howell An Eliza Jane Howell dress is completely made by hand and hand beaded one dress at a time. They’re known for their use of vintage styling to create a dress that should be considered as a future heirloom piece. Eliza Jane Howell only works with the finest artisans to ensure that every gown is of the highest standard of beading and truly unique. They create a wedding dress that is new and exciting, and that comes with a real sense of history. The collection is designed in London by Gill Harvey and her wedding dresses are flattering, elegant and truly stunning. See the collection now at elizajanehowell.com.

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Suzanne Neville Another name that’s as loved in the fashion world by the celebrity elite as much as she is in bridal, too, multi-awardwinning Suzanne Neville never disappoints with her collections. Known for her traditional styling with a contemporary edge, she’ll make you feel like the very best version of yourself. See more at suzanneneville.com.

Jenny Packham One of the most famous designers in the UK, not just in bridal, Jenny has dressed celebrities worldwide, and transcends her eye for catwalk fashion through to her bridal collections, too. These dresses are truly immaculate, and will make you feel incredible on the big day. See them all at jennypackham.com. J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 ♥ L OV E O U R W E D D I N G ♥ 55


Sassi Holford Sassi Holford has been creating exquisite, bespoke bridal gowns for 38 years. From her first wedding dress for a friend in need while still at school, to designing a royal wedding gown, and dazzling red carpet creations for international stars, Sassi’s exceptional talents have brought her many prestigious accolades and an impressive client list. Renowned for her phenomenal cut and fit, and for her instinctive understanding of the female form, each Sassi Holford bridal design is crafted with the discerning, modern woman in mind. The dramatic 2020 Enamour Collection is a striking combination of textures and tones. Key elements for 2020 include layered skirts, exaggerated puff sleeves, ombré organza and sequin floral tulle. Each piece is a work of art with hours of craftmanship dedicated to perfecting the flattering lines and the intricate detailing. Every Sassi Holford wedding gown is handmade to order in the South West of England. See sassiholford.com.

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Rasha London Rasha’s slogan is ‘effortless glamour’ and it’s easy to see why. Her dresses are created to enhance and empower the female form, using the finest materials and delicate details, like beautiful beading and elegant embroidery. See the full collection at rashalondon.com.

Caroline Castigliano Caroline Castigliano has been at the forefront of luxury bridal and eveningwear for 28 years. Known for understated effortless glamour and clean classic lines with contemporary touches, Caroline has the unique ability to cut and construct garments that enable her to create a gown that is confident and sexy, yet exudes a deep sense of style. Each and every Castigliano gown is meticulously handcrafted in the UK for a flawless result, making the label a triumph of British design and craftsmanship. See the full collection at carolinecastigliano.com.

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Ivory & Co If you’re looking for a bohemian vibe for the big day, that oozes class and quality, look no further than Ivory & Co. British designer, Sarah Bussey, puts infinite amounts of time, love and dedication into every single piece, ensuring you look and feel like a contemporary bride, without compromising on quality or comfort. See the latest collections now at ivoryandcobridal.co.uk.

Savannah Miller One of the newest names to bridal on our list, but already an absolute favourite with brides across the globe, Savannah Miller epitomises femininity in a simply chic form. Not overdoing details and intricacies, Savannah is an expert at designing timeless style whilst flattering your shape. See savannahmiller.com. J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 ♼ L OV E O U R W E D D I N G ♼ 59


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Ivory & Co Simple, stylish, timeless – three words that describe this amazing collection from a beloved British label

DESERT POPPY PULLING YOU IN AT ALL THE RIGHT PLACES, THIS FIGURE-FLATTERING A-LINE TICKS ALL OUR BOXES

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EUPHORIA SIMPLY CHIC, THIS BEAUTIFUL DRESS COMPLETE WITH DELICATE EMBROIDERY AND SPAGHETTI STRAPS IS A HOT CHOICE FOR 2020


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DAISY DREAMS THIS CLASSICALLYSTYLED FROCK WITH A PRETTY TEA-LENGTH HEMLINE AND LACY HIGH NECKLINE IS ONE OF OUR FAVOURITES IN THE COLLECTION

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WHITE JASMINE WE JUST HAD TO SHOW YOU THE BACK OF THIS DESIGN! THE ILLUSION LACE SLEEVES AND BACK FILTERS DOWN TO THE TRAIN, TOO

CASABLANCA LILY A STUNNING SHIFT DRESS THAT SKIMS OVER EVERY CURVE - OH-SO SOPHISTICATED

ARIZONA ROSE ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED IN SPRINGTIME? THIS GORGEOUS DRESS WITH SPAGHETTI STRAPS AND A SWEETHEART NECKLINE IS A GREAT OPTION

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BLUSH ALLURE TURN HEADS FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS IN THIS A-LINE DRESS. IT SIMPLY DEMANDS ATTENTION!

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E L B ET H G I L L I S The luxurious new Desire collection for 2020 offers style like no other in bridal... One of South Africa’s finest designers, Elbeth Gillis, is known for her luxurious materials, exquisite style and incredible attention to detail. The brand new Desire collection is no exception, in fact, we think this is Elbeth’s most breathtaking collection to date. From fitted figure-hugging shapes to floaty gowns and wow-factor A-lines, Elbeth has managed to tick just

about every box on any bride’s wish list. With guaranteed quality and the knowledge that a lot of time, effort and love was poured into every single design, any bride that chooses an Elbeth dress this year will not be disappointed. To find a stockist near you, visit findyourdreamdress.co.uk and see the incredible collection in full now at elbethgillis.com.

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DESSY The biggest bridesmaid brand has come up trumps with their immaculate new collection... When you think about bridesmaid dresses, there’s always one name that comes to mind, and that’s Dessy. Offering the largest variety of dresses for your best girls, in a huge range of colours and sizes, whatever you’re looking for, Dessy can cater for you. Think we’re exaggerating? Here’s just a handful of what Dessy can offer you: short, tea and longlength hemlines, bright and pastel colours, dresses and jumpsuits, petite to plus sizes and so much more. To add the final string to their bow, Dessy recently launched the incredible Loop Dress, too, which allows your bridesmaids to wear one dress up to 13 ways, so they can find

a style that suits them in the same colour and fabric as each other. And it also allows the opportunity to mix up their looks throughout the day! Dessy has also collaborated with British designer, Jenny Packham, on a truly sophisticated collection, in keeping with the luxurious styling Jenny is known and loved for with her bridal collections. And the best bit? It’s not going to break the bank balance. Win-win! Don’t take our word for it: see all the incredible dresses on offer now at dessy.com, and find a stockist near you at findyourdreamdress.co.uk.

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Sweet and sour chicken skewers Ready in 25 minutes INGREDIENTS ½ tbsp tomato purée ½ tbsp dark soy sauce ½ tbsp white wine vinegar ½ level tsp sweetener granules A pinch of garlic salt ¼ tsp Chinese five-spice powder 1 large skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size chunks Low-calorie cooking spray 100g prepared fresh pineapple,

cut into bite-size chunks 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into bitesize chunks 4 spring onions, cut into short lengths Shredded celery, to serve METHOD Mix the tomato purée, soy sauce, vinegar, sweetener, garlic salt and five-spice powder in a bowl. Stir in the chicken.

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Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Lift the chicken chunks out of the marinade, shake off the excess and fry for 10 minutes, turning them now and then until cooked through. Add the remaining marinade to the pan, increase the heat slightly and allow the mixture to

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bubble and glaze the chicken for another 3-4 minutes (the extra marinade needs to be completely cooked). Transfer to a plate and leave to cool. Thread the chunks of chicken, pineapple, red pepper and spring onions on to 4 skewers. Put the skewers into a lunchbox, add the celery in a sealed pot and chill overnight. Eat the next day.


Jumbo scotch eggs Ready in 45 minutes

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INGREDIENTS 2 medium eggs* 2 shallots, finely chopped 4 back bacon rashers, all visible fat removed, roughly chopped 4 Slimming World Pork Sausages, thawed 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp chopped fresh sage ½ cucumber, peeled into ribbons with a peeler, to serve Salad, to serve METHOD Preheat your oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/ gas 4. Lower the eggs into a saucepan of boiling water over a high heat and cook for 9 minutes. Drain, cover with cold water and leave to cool, then peel and set aside. Meanwhile, put the shallots and 1 tbsp water in a small saucepan over

a medium heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until soft. Uncover and continue to cook until all the water has gone, then leave to cool. While the shallots are cooking, put the bacon in a small food processor and process until finely chopped using the pulse button. Tip the mixture into a bowl. Remove and discard the skins from the sausages and add the sausage meat to the bacon along with the parsley, sage, cooked shallots and some seasoning. Mix well with your hands. Divide the sausage meat mixture in half and roll into 2 balls. Lay a ball of the sausage meat on a sheet of cling film, lay another sheet of cling film on top and roll out into a disc about 16cm across. Discard the cling film and wrap the sausage meat discs around the eggs, pressing and smoothing the edges together until the egg is completely wrapped. Line a small baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Put the Scotch eggs on the tray and bake for 20 minutes or until

lightly golden and cooked through. Leave the eggs to cool, then cover and chill (they’ll keep for 2 days in the fridge). On the day you want to eat, pack into lunchboxes with the cucumber ribbons and serve with salad. *Pregnant women, the elderly, babies and toddlers are advised to choose eggs showing the British Lion stamp if eating raw or partially cooked eggs.

Thai prawn bites Ready in 20 minutes

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INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 small medium-hot red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 tsp dark soy sauce ½ tsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla) 200g large raw peeled prawns, thawed if frozen 2 large spring onions, roughly chopped 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 1 medium egg white Low-calorie cooking spray 1 tbsp lime juice ½ level tsp sweetener granules Long-stem broccoli florets, to serve Sliced radishes, to serve

sealable pot, mix well and seal tightly. Blanch the broccoli in a saucepan of boiling water over a high heat for 1-2 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water. METHOD Pack the bites and dipping sauce into a Put the garlic, chilli, ginger, soy sauce and lunchbox or bento box with the broccoli and fish sauce in a bowl and mix well. Pour half radishes. Cover, chill and eat the next day. of the mixture into your food processor and add the prawns, spring onions, coriander and egg white. Blitz to make a coarse paste using the pulse button. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Drop tablespoons of the mixture into the hot pan (you should have enough for about 6) and flatten slightly into 1cm thick patties. Cook for 2½ minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Lift on to a plate and leave to cool. To make the dipping sauce, put the lime juice, sweetener, remaining fish sauce mixture and 1 tsp cold water in a small, J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 ♥ L OV E O U R W E D D I N G ♥ 83


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We review the latest collection from one of the most popular names in bridal footwear... This season sees a welcome return to the unique signature style of Rachel Simpson. Known world over for her elegant vintage inspired designs, the Spring/ Summer collection encapsulates Rachel’s 1930s influence with beautiful scalloped detailing and art deco motifs. Inspired by a recent trip to Paris, the collection has a distinctly glamorous edge, with an air of ‘grown up’ vintage. Each shoe is a work of art, combining Rachel’s unique intricate patterns with the perfect materials, creating the unrivalled comfort for which she is known. Soft coloured suede pieces are edged with metallic gold to create an iconic art deco shell pattern – a recurring theme throughout the collection. In addition to the brand’s signature mint and blush, a stunning new dusky blue joins the collection to complement the trend for cooler shades. Bringing an elegant bridal twist to the popular block heel trend, the new collection also sees the introduction of some new, wider heel shapes. These manage both to retain the elegant Rachel Simpson style whilst offering an alternative option to the classic skinny heel, for brides who prefer a little more support. To see the stunning collection in full, visit rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk now!

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his gorgeous country-themed photoshoot has loads of great inspiration to create a rustic, country feel for your day. From the tweed groomswear to the garden games, there are lots of ideas to steal here.

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We love the use of Hydrangea flowers – a top trend for 2020 – beautiful costeffective flowers that make a big impact. Our favourite details have to be the ornate macaroons and biscuits – we bet they taste just as good as they look!


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along the beach. I read a few words and when I started to get emotional – I think he knew what was coming. After he said yes, we ran to the nearest pub to celebrate... and to get dry!” What dress did you wear? “I wore a strapless dress, which had a fitted bodice and a chiffon skirt and train. I

wore a lace sleeved top to finish the look. I said yes to the 7th dress, which was a complete surprise – I didn’t expect to find it at the first shop!”

florist from Floral Creativity. I didn’t want to wear too many accessories because I wanted a simple look, plus my beautiful dress didn’t need anything more.“

And the accessories? “I wore my own pearl earrings and my mum’s shoes. My floral crown and bouquet were made by our

What did Doug wear? “Doug wore a navy blue three-piece suit by Racing Green from Suits Direct at Clarks Village. His bow

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The Details DATE: 6th October 2019 VENUE: The Temple, Hestercombe Gardens, near Taunton PHOTOGRAPHER: Who Is Benjamin whoisbenjamin.co.uk BRIDESMAID DRESS: ASOS ACCESSORIES: Floral Creativity

is my best friend Magda. Her What was the highlight dress was from ASOS.“ of your day? “The walk up to the Temple What was your theme? at Hestercombe Gardens was “My favourite colour is fantastic. We had rain in the mustard yellow and I love morning and weren’t sure we eucalyptus – it reminds me would be able to get married How did you feel when you Who was your bridesmaid and of my travels to Australia, there, but the sun came out saw him up the aisle? where was her dress from? it smells fantastic and it’s a and the walk through the “I couldn’t stop smiling and I “I had one bridesmaid who beautiful colour.“ gardens was magical.” tie and pocket square were mustard yellow with eucalyptus leaves from Mrs Bow Tie. It was all teamed with brown Chelsea boots that he already owned.“

felt totally excited to see him and all our friends and family. It was an absolutely perfect setting at the top of the hill and the sun came out for us – I felt so lucky.”

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A beautiful, traditional wedding in somerset, bride Rachel shares her story with us... What dress did you wear? “I bought my dress from Cardiff Bridal Centre, who were fantastic. I thought I had an idea about what kind of dress I’d like, but I had

a completely open mind, too. As it happened, I fell in love with the second dress I tried on! It also happened that it was a sample dress in the sale, so it was bought

for an amazing price too, and knowing that was the actual dress I would be wearing also felt amazing. Cardiff Bridal had it cleaned and stored it until the big day, too. I bought the dress eleven months before the wedding, and it didn’t require much alteration either, so it was obviously meant to be!”

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What did Jim wear? “He wore his British Army Number 1 uniform for the wedding. As he is a Warrant Officer Class One he wore an Officer’s dress, which came with a sword – that he was very excited about at first but I think he found it very annoying by the end! Much later on in the evening he changed out of his uniform


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The Details DATE: 24th August 2019 VENUE: Ceremony at St. Margaret’s Church, Tintinhull, Yeovil, Somerset, followed by the reception at the Crown & Victoria Inn, Farm Street, Tintinhull PHOTOGRAPHER: Who Is Benjamin whoisbenjamin.co.uk

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and wore a blue suit from Moss Bros, matching his best man, father and his two ushers.” Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from? “My Matron of Honour was my good friend Sharon, who was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Hereford 14 years ago. My two bridesmaids were Jess and Sarah, who both got married last year, and were a

huge help leading up to the big day. Both ladies were originally friends of Sharon, but over the years they’ve become lifelong friends, too, having enjoyed many a night on the town when we were all single! They wore pistachio dresses from Cathedral Belles of Worcester. Our beautiful flowergirl was Chloe, who was Jim’s best man Owen and wife Julie’s daughter, and she was an absolute star.”

What was the highlight of your day? “There were so many highlights I’m not sure I could pick one! Amongst them would be the amazing speeches from my husband, and also Dave, my father-inlaw. My Matron of Honour gave a speech and obviously Jim’s best man Owen, did a brilliant job. The first dance was also incredibly emotional, in fact the whole day was. One night, months before the wedding,

we’d drunkenly decided it would be a good idea to use a friend from the village, Graham, and his tractor to take me and the bridal party to the church, and it was the best decision ever! It was huge fun and meant we all got to the church together. Another highlight was seeing old friends, and Jim meeting up with many old army friends from near and far. It was a real village affair – it felt like a royal wedding!”

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was just off 5th Avenue and as I sat down because my feet were hurting from my heels, he got down on one knee and surprised me!” What dress did you wear? “It was Drew by Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero. I bought it from Elegance Bridal in The Wirral. It had the most beautiful lace train

and just the right amount of sparkle on the straps with the dress having a gorgeous lace overlay and low V back.” And the accessories? “A Swarovski solitaire necklace bought as a present from my best friend Rachel, my late Nana’s engagement ring, an embellished diamanté hair slide bought

from The Taylor’s Bridal, Blackpool, and a handmade cathedral-length veil bought from The Wedding Veil Shop, also at The Taylor’s Bridal.“ What did Daniel wear? “A grey and charcoal check three-piece suit from Slaters, which matched the five groomsmen who all wore a plain mid-grey three-piece

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The Details DATE: 20th July 2019 VENUE: The Great Hall at Mains, Hambleton, Lancashire PHOTOGRAPHER: Beth Alderson Photography MICHELLE’S DRESS: Rebecca Ingram DANIEL’S ATTIRE: Slaters BRIDESMAID DRESSES: TheDaintyYard ACCESSORIES: The Taylor’s Bridal, Swarovski

suit. He wore brown Next shoes and a cravat from TheDaintyYard on Etsy to match the bridesmaids.“

overwhelming and I did cry a little bit!”

Who were your bridesmaids and where How did you feel when you were their dresses from? saw him up the aisle? “Rachel, Lizzie, Laura and “Emotional and excited Laura. I’ve known the girls – it was surreal! After all for pretty much the majority the planning, it was pretty of my life! Their multi-way

dresses were handmade from later on being burgers and TheDaintyYard and they wore hot dogs!” them all slightly differently.“ What was the highlight of your day? What was your theme? “Other than marrying my “Our wedding day was best friend, when our son elegant and New York Oliver shouted ‘mummy’ and themed, with the tables all named after districts in New ‘daddy’ constantly whilst we were saying our vows!” York and the evening food

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WEDDINGS From this year’s top trends to brilliant advice and planning tips, here’s your ultimate wedding guide...

Sleeves, sleeves, wonderful sleeves (and we’re not just talking Kate Middleton lace). Brides planning their big-day on home soil will rejoice as this year’s collections welcome an array of arm drapes. From embellished shoulders, capes and full-length sleeves to delicate cover-ups, whimsical flared cuffs and crochet. For every bride’s arm, there is an answer!

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Cool cakes

Fondant tiers may be gone for good, as wedding cakes become statement-makers! From show-stopping metallic cakes in rose gold, silver and copper, to suspended cakes and funfairesque doughnut hoopla walls and brownie stacks, you’ll see it all in 2020.

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Boho

The biggest trend in bridal fashion right now has to be Bohemian. Light, floaty dresses, with minimal detailing, many with sleeves or capped sleeves and a seemingly effortlessly elegant look about it. Brides want to feel like the very best version of themselves, without going over the top on the diamanté and princess skirts. Many designers have tapped into this trend with their new collections, so you won’t be short for choice when looking!

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Don’t risk it!

If something sounds too good to be true, then it usually is! This is especially important to remember when buying your dress. There are lots of online scam artists out there who claim to have your dream dress for a snip of the price.Your dress is not worth the risk, we recommend only shopping in bricks and mortar specialist bridal boutiques.

Effortless hair

Undone locks will replace structured ‘do’s. Teased waves and loose plaits will weave their magic instead. Amy Kolodziej of Sunshower Photography says: “I’ve had three mermaid braid brides this year. The effortless look is definitely the new trend.”

When it comes to weddings, flowers are nothing new, but this year they will start to spring up in unexpected places. From bridal gowns featuring pretty fresh floral prints to big flower walls and floral ceilings – blooms will be bigger and better than ever. One place you’re guaranteed to see lots of fresh flowers in 2020 is in pretty structured updos. Brides are going crazy for this look.

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Garden greens

In amongst the floral, expect to see greenery in equal abundance: foliage-strewn reception venues, hedgerow leaves spilling out of centrepieces, leafy bouquets and wreath-style decorations will all feature heavily this year. Even our food and drinks will be going green with herbal garnishes and verdant touches for high-fashion decoration.

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Hen heaven

Gone are the days of one last night of freedom with your favourite girls, this year brides and their best friends are turning the occasion into a full-blown holiday! From 2-3 day parties to week-long holidays overseas, why not make the most of your hen do celebrating with the girls you love the most? There aren’t many opportunities to do this, so we’re all for it!

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Interactive

Interaction is the buzz-word for couples who want to impress. Touches like interactive food stations and photo walls provide entertainment that everyone can get stuck in to. Games in between courses, competitions for guests to compete in and many more prize-focussed ideas will become common, replacing favours with the opportunity to win bigger and better prizes for a few lucky winners.

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Jumpsuits

If you’re not keen on a traditional bridal gown, you’re not alone. A selection of brides are turning away from fulllength dresses and instead are opting for something a little more modern and unusual – jumpsuits. There are loads of great collections out there for 2020 as designers have caught wind of this brilliant new trend.

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, but don’t let it become a financial burden - before, during or after the big day. The last thing you’ll want is to be on honeymoon thinking about the maxed out credit cards you need to pay off on your return. Keep on top of your finances, make spreadsheets, make realistic budgets and make sure you stick to them.Your wedding is about celebrating your love, not creating a huge financial headache.

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Jetting off to recite your nuptials is a continuing trend, but the destinations are becoming more adventurous than your average beach affair. Megan Velez from Destination Weddings Travel Group, says: “Countries like Canada and Iceland offer breathtaking natural scenery, and European cities such as Italy and Barcelona have great architecture.”

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Weddings were once about pastels, but going into 2020 we will see metallic colours come onto the scene in a big way. Rose gold, copper and silver all make beautiful statement theme colours and can be seen everywhere – from bridal party wear to cakes, favours and, in particular, wedding stationery.

Not on the list

The dreaded guest list – easily one of the more stressful parts of the wedding planning process, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to make it as easy as possible: Ask yourself these questions – when did I last see them? Would they invite me to their wedding? Were they there for me in key moments in my life? Would I regret them not being there? One thing many people struggle with is offending family members, whether they’ve contributed to the wedding or not. Remember, this is your wedding day and you’ll want to look back at your photos happy with who you see there.

Out of season

Did you know that if you decide to wed ‘out of season’ (Spring/Summer) you could save an absolute fortune? Opting for less popular Autumn/Winter celebrations could as much as half your venue costs, as well as a bunch of suppliers. Other ways to keep these costs down? Wed during the week as opposed to Friday-Sunday, and you will instantly make savings. If you’re not particularly suspicious, Friday 13th is always a date that is regularly available and a lot cheaper too, as is Halloween, and in general, January is not popular despite being a beautiful month!

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Peaky Blinders

Groomswear has taken a massive turn recently, from tailored suits to peaked caps, waistcoats and tweed, inspired by the hit TV show, Peaky Blinders. This kitsch look is everywhere right now and grooms can’t get enough of it. It’s really smart, bang on trend and there’s a lot of choice out there for 2020.

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Retro party details had gone a bit quiet in 2019, but they’re set to make a comeback this year, in a big way! From sweetie buffets to ice cream vans, candy floss machines and retro campervan transport, people are loving this look for their wedding.

If a traditional one-piece bridal gown isn’t quite for you, there are now lots of exciting new solutions. Everyone has been going crazy for this new trend with mix and match skirts, trousers and tops in contrasting shapes and textures from beads, lace jackets and boleros to sheer fabrics and organza. This trend is filtering through to the bridal party, too – think bridesmaids in floaty full-length skirts and beaded tops.

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Take time for yourselves

On the wedding day itself, make sure you take time just the two of you to catch up, talk about highlights of the day and share things you’ve spotted or enjoyed most. It will become the highlight of your day and create a precious memory for you both.

Ultra-low V-necks

Necklines are set to plunge for 2020 and décolletage-baring gowns are available in many guises. Modern takes on the ultra-low V are paired with substantial fabrics, structured shapes and high collars as well as softer draped Vs, wrapable fabrics and nods to Grecian-themed gowns. The perfect choice for the confident bride that wants to have the wow-factor.

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Traditional wedding breakfasts are becoming ever more rare. Brides and grooms are more likely to pick cuisines that reflect themselves as a couple: their own tastes, where they’re from or where they’ve travelled. It’s also a way of including guests in the wedding experience with more interactive options like sharer plates.


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Veils

Once an accessory the bride might go without, veils are now becoming a focal point for bridal fashion. We are seeing lots of really bold and creative veils coming through, from 1940’s birdcages, Victoriana-style structured headpieces to sheer trainlength veils and embroidered detailing.

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There are lots of ways to make savings on the big day, but one area we really recommend splurging is wedding photography. With wedding photography, you really do tend to get what you paid for. Prices can be toe-curlingly high in some instances, but when you consider that your photographer is going to create the lasting memories of your wedding in the form of a beautiful album for you to treasure the rest of your lives, every penny seems worth it. Make the most of your photographer on the day, too, buy getting them to help orchestrate guests, pointing them in the right direction and advising them when to head over to the wedding breakfast etc.

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Bridal flesh-flashing, once scorned, is now a key feature of 2020’s new bridal collections. Gowns with peep-through lace, exposed midriffs and cut-outs will be all over the aisles. Underwear as outerwear is also a popular theme, with dresses featuring beautifully delicate corsetry and lingerie-light fabrics in nude shades.

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Yurts

Yurt and boho-themed nuptials are trends that are set to stay. The festival-chic style allows couples to create a romantic, outdoorsy and laid-back feel to their big day, while still feeling fun, playful and magical. Throw in all the trimmings – hay bales, customised signs and lanterns – and you’ve got yourself a mini Glastonbury (minus the rain, hopefully!).

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Zero tolerance

This might seem like a harsh one, but when it comes to the most important day of your life, decisions have to be made by you and your partner only. Many people will think they know better, or try to sway you in big decisions like the guest list or what details you choose etc, but you must go with your gut. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding, and you should do it your way.

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“IT WAS JUST PERFECT!” TISSUES AT THE READY FOR THREE WONDERFUL REAL WEDDING STORIES

All that glitters

WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE – SUMPTUOUS SILVER OR GORGEOUS GOLD?

GUILT-FREE FEASTS!

DELICIOUS RECIPES TO TRY AT HOME, COURTESY OF SLIMMING WORLD

Soul sisters TREAT YOUR BRIDESMAIDS TO AN EXTRA SPECIAL GOWN

FASHION FORWARD STYLES FOR 2019 BREAK TRADITION WITH A COOL BRIDAL LOOK

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THEMES FOR 2019 HOW TO TAP INTO THE LATEST WEDDING TRENDS

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! GORGEOUS BIGDAY DRESSES FOR YOU AND THE GIRLS

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A GUIDE TO PLANNING THE PERFECT PARTY

• FEBRUARY 2019

Planning perfection READ OUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MAKE BIG-DAY PLANNING A BREEZE!

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TIME TO PARTY! FIND THE PRETTIEST DETAILS FOR YOUR RECEPTION HERE

‘WHEN I TRIED IT ON, I JUST KNEW!’ DRESS SHOPPING TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR SEARCH IS SEAMLESS

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Allure Bridals

A BEHIND-TH TION LOOK INTOE-SCENES THREE GORGEOU S WEDDING WITH BRILLIANT S IDEAS TO STEAL

WHY THE STUNNING NEW COLLECTIONS ARE SET TO WOW BRIDES

REAL-L INSPIRA IFE

WIN YOUR WEDDING RINGS! ENTER THIS AMAZING COMPETITION FROM PURELY DIAMONDS

WORK YOUR CURVES PLUS-SIZE STYLES YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE, P29

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We said yes! THREE COUPLES TALK US THROUGH THEIR BIG-DAY STORIES

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ENSURE YOUR BIG-DAY ALBUM IS FILLED WITH STUNNING SNAPS

INSTA-WORTHY WEDDINGS! THE DREAMIEST DETAILS FOR A FINAL FLOURISH

Dress to impress! WHICH OF THESE BRIDAL STYLES IS ‘THE ONE’ FOR YOU?

ON-THE-DAY ADVICE AN ESSENTIAL MORNING READ TO KEEP YOU CALM

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I love you Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you. I love you, Not only for what You have made of yourself, But for what You are making of me.

And for drawing out Into the light All the beautiful belongings That no one else had looked Quite far enough to find I love you because you Are helping me to make Of the lumber of my life Not a tavern But a temple. Out of the works Of my every day Not a reproach But a song.

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Find a reading that matches your personalities and the theme of your day I love you Because you have done More than any creed Could have done To make me good. And more than any fate Could have done To make me happy. You have done it Without a touch, Without a word, Without a sign. You have done it By being yourself. Perhaps that is what Being a friend means, After all.

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I love you For the part of me That you bring out; I love you For putting your hand Into my heaped-up heart And passing over All the foolish, weak things That you can’t help Dimly seeing there,


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The naughty one

‘Love Me When I Am Old’ by Bee Rawlinson Love me when I’m old and shocking Peel off my elastic stockings Swing me from the chandeliers Let’s be randy bad old dears Push around my chromed Bath Chair Let me tease your white chest hair Scaring children, swapping dentures Let us have some great adventures Take me to the Dogs and Bingo Teach me how to speak the lingo Bone my eels and bring me tea Show me how it’s meant to be

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Take me to your special places Watching all the puzzled faces You in shorts and socks and sandals Me with warts and huge love-handles

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As the need for love enthralls Wrestle with my damp-proof smalls Make me laugh without constraint Buy me chocolate body paint Hold me safe throughout the night When my hair has turned to white Believe me when I say it’s true I’ve waited all my life for you

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The scientific one Albert Einstein on Relativity Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity. J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 ♥ L OV E O U R W E D D I N G ♥ 115


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With exclusive use of our elegant Country House and manicured

grounds, we provide you and your guests with an idyllic setting in which to create your perfect day.

Begin your day getting ready in our charming courtyard lodge.

Walk down a isle in our Gala Hall surrounded by your loved ones and indulge in a delicious wedding breakfast in our gorgeous

glass Orangery. Later, dance the night away in our transformed

Gala Hall and unwind with family and friends in our lounge area,

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Hawkstone Hall & Gardens offers a completely unique and unforgettable experience for you and your guests to enjoy. From the intricate detailed ceiling of The Ballroom, the huge arched windows of The Saloon to the grandeur of The Chapel and the abundance of light in The Wintergarden each individual space provides it’s very own highlight. Hawkstone Hall & Gardens is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies and is able to accommodate up to 220 guests for a service, with a mixture of luxury suites and classic bedrooms available for your guests to spend the night.

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Hever Castle is proud to offer an award-winning venue in the heart of the Garden of England. Whether it’s the stately grandeur of the castle itself, the classic, country house atmosphere of the Astor Wing or the stunning lakeside location of the Italian Garden, Hever Castle offers a wedding venue to suit all your wedding day dreams. Intimate gatherings, exuberant parties, outdoor weddings, all catered for. Five star luxury accommodation is also available to book as part of your wedding, for you and your guests.

The UK’s most established exclusive use wedding venue group, Country House Weddings, has expanded its portfolio with the purchase of Holmewood Hall in Cambridgeshire. This stunning Tudor-gothic style country mansion has recently opened its doors for weddings, and it’s a magnificent choice for any couple. Holmewood Hall is nothing less than spectacular, inside and out. There are incredible facilities on-site allowing you to cater for large or small celebrations, plus 16 wow-factor bedrooms to keep your guests comfortable.

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Tel: 01594 832320 www.clearwell-castle.co.uk

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A magical Castle in the Forest of Dean makes dreams of a fairy-tale wedding come true! The castle’s sensational facade is instantly transportive and speaks only of Prince Charming and his one true love. Despite its elegance and glamour, Clearwell Castle is truly warm and inviting. Fifteen luxurious bedrooms in the Castle plus a further 24 at the neighbouring The Wyndham, enables guests to make an extended visit and couples can enjoy an extended celebration! The venue also boasts a 75-foot aisle for a grand entrance!

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In decadent Tudor-style, Leez Priory in Essex remains one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the country. Wedding ceremonies can be performed in any of the venue’s seven licensed settings, including the breathtaking historic Tower, or beneath the carriageway for a truly romantic setting on warmer, sun-kissed days. We love the Great Hall for its exposed beams and feature fireplace – perfect for a winterwonderland theme! Leez Priory’s perfectly manicured lawns and lakes make for great photo hotspots to treasure.

Gosfield Hall

St Audries park, West Quantoxhead TA4 4DS

Hall Dr, Gosfield, Halstead CO9 1SF

Tel: 01984 633633 www.audries-park.co.uk

Tel: 01787 472914 www.gosfield-hall.co.uk

The picture-perfect Victorian Orangery at St Audries Park in Somerset is a dazzling-bright way to become man and wife. Featuring sensational views over the Quantock Hills, this venue’s ephemeral, all-year round natural light will capture your heart and imagination – there’s so much scope to work with the expertise of the wedding team on hand to make this venue your own. Only one wedding venue we know is also home to a 100-acre deer park… the photo opportunities here are staggering!

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This stunning Georgian manor, built in 1545, boasts a picturesque setting all year round. Exclusivity is key when searching for the perfect location, and the team at Gosfield Hall are proud to be able to host your magical day at your very own stately home. Enjoy a civil ceremony in two stunning locations – accommodating up to 116 guests – followed by your seated wedding breakfast in their very own beautiful ballroom. With room for up to 250 guests in the evening, you can invite all of your nearest and dearest to join in the celebrations.

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