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WEDDING themes & ideas FREE COPY | SPRING 2014 Romantica at

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A winter wonderland reception theme

WINTER WONDERLAND Keep yourself warm with a beautiful faux fur stole

Beautiful ice white wedding cakes to complement the theme

Inessa wedding boots by Love Art Wear Art

It's the little things that complete the theme. Glitzy candlesticks and tealight holders to add a wintry glow, along with fairy lights and a white branch tree, all from

Sakura ivory by Harriet Wilde

White Hot Rockits, £9.99

Gorgeous tiaras and headpieces to complete your outfit both by

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London Underground invitation London Underground place name London Underground table plan London map wedding invitation Goldfinch Design

theme LONDON If you can't get married in London why not bring a bit of London to your wedding. Your theme can be as elaborate or subtle as you like. From your wedding stationery to your wedding cake you can follow the theme from start to finish. If you would prefer to have just a hint of London why not pick a key colour to guide your theme and accentuate it with your bouquet or wedding favours.

London themed cupcakes A fabulous cake with the silhouette of London Cakes 4 Fun

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Inspired by


Custom designed beautiful vintage shoes, each pair is one of a kind and can can be personalised with the bride and grooms initials, miniature picture frames with a picture of an absent loved one or bride charms. There are also charms for maid of honour, bridesmaid and mother of the bride. Please visit



9k White Gold Diamond Earrings Diamond drop earrings Diamond ower ring All available from



our favourite


Dress Style: PC3303

Dress Style: Indulgence

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Dress Style: Biscay

Dress Style: Dream

It's all in the




Choosing the right favour for your big day can be a little tricky as there is so much to choose from. Here are a few ideas whether you want a gift to keep or something unusual, hopefully we can inspire you.

Trying to find the perfect finishing touches to your perfect wedding can often be the most time Silver hearts favour pail 95p each www.weddingm

consuming. To make it that bit easier for you we have selected a few of our favourite picks to help you on your way...

The main

ATTRACTION x GO® favour bo Lime green LE al gm in dd we £2.50 www.

For the centre of your tables, why not try something different other than the Scented Candle In Tin £7.00

y Plantable Birds with Popp Seeds £14.99 for 25 uk

traditional flower arrangements?

Clear Bon Bon Apothocary Jar from £22.50

Wedding Favour Boxes uk

A place for EVERYONE

jug age rose Large Vint dd we w. £4.79 ww

A place card holder can double up to be an ideal gift for your guests, or if you're on a tighter budget then a simple place name card to match your card holder White heart place £10.00 for 8 www.theweddingofmy

Rosie & Stitch Place card .uk

scheme is just as effective.

Mini Millie Birdcage tealight holder £7.49

Powder Bl ue Polka Dot Place name www.hearti

Fork place card holder £25.00 for 4 www.thewed dingofmydr

Kraft chalkboard place card £3.50 for 10

Lucinda Place name

ender Cream rose and lav £14.95 m fro af she at whe www.shropshirepeta

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Luscious curls...from understated chic to a head full of curls, there are so many options. Even for those with straight hair! Make sure you plan with your hairdresser in advance and have a couple of practices so you can have a stress free style that will last all day.

STYLE www.pure-brid



hair CARE



New Image Health Skin, Hair and Nail Support £7.99 30 capsules, available from

With the sun just around the corner (we hope!) a moisturizer & foundation with sun protection provides the best of both worlds and don't forget the sun screen for yourt honeymoon. Alternatively why not fake it with a fabulous tanning mouse.

[A’kin] Ylang Ylang Shampoo, from £10 for 225ml [A’kin] Macadamia & Wheat Protein Conditioner, from £8.33 for 225ml Available from Holland & Barrett or online at 100% Natural Jojoba from £12.99 for 30ml. For stockists visit

Extra-Comfort Foundation in 107 beige £36.00 Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate 50ml £69.00 Sun Care Cream High Protection UVB/UVA 30 £19.00 Sun Care milk for Children UVB/ UVA 50+ £19.00 Stockist:

Wen 'Non-Lather' Haircare system £29,.99 for introductory kit. Available at

NATURES SECRET Hair, Beauty & Wellbeing Tips & Advice:Caring for people and the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. We strive to set a positive example.

My Mission!!! Connecting People, Beauty, Environment & Well-being through the introduction of Forever Living Aloe Vera Products.

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Forever Living Products was founded in 1978 on little more than dreams and hard work. It was designed to help anyone who wanted a better future to attain it on their own. • Better health. • More wealth. • A secure future. Forever Living Products is a simple business idea, offering consumable products to the

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 hour tan £7.99. Available from Primark stores nationwide and online public that are proven to promote lasting wellness and health—and thanks to such a wonderful business model I get to do so in a personal way.

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Sarah Vernon Beauty Editor

"Hopefully we're now saying goodbye t to the wet and windy weather & hello to some sunshine! With many of you just months away from the big day, now's the time to get practising with your bridal beauty regime. We've gathered some lovely ideas for long & curly hairstyles and some fabulous scents."

pucker UP



With some beautiful nude lipsticks...

Clarins Rouge Eclat – 01 nude rose £19.50. Stockist: La Vie en Rose range from Lord & Berry, All Preference lipstick pencil Prelude £8.48 Absolute Intesity lipstick Secret Garden £10.98 Available from


Tanya Burr by eye CANDY Lip Gloss in Champagne Toast £6.99. Available from & other leading beauty websites.

SCENTS TOP TO BOTTOM: Thierry Mugler Alien for Women EDT 30ml £31.50 Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT, 50ml £43.99 Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo EDP 40ml £38.50 Robert Cavalli, Just Cavalli Men EDT, 30ml £29.50 Armani Diamonds for him EDT 30ml £33.50 Armani Diamonds for her EDT 50ml £48.50 Armani Eau de Nuit EDT 50ml £48.50 Armani Diamonds Rose EDT 30ml £26.50 Available from The Fragrance Shop and


PASTELS Invogue Pro Formula Polishes in French Maid & Bareley Beige from £2.99 in Superdrug stores nationwide Tanya Burr by eye CANDY Nail Polishes in Peaches & Cream, Mini Marshmallows & Little Duck £5.99. The new Tanya Burr exclusive collection with eye CANDY available from & other leading beauty websites.

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NEWS Multi-Active Day Cream £40 £43 Multi-Active Night Cream Great Skin for Him £30 www. com Balm £28.00 www.clarins. ClarinsMen Super Moisture



moisturisers for the

Bride & Groom Nivea Men Originals rehy drating moisturiser £8 www. Grace Cole Boutique Nect arine Blossom & Grapefru it Body Care Duo £12 Boots and 100% Natural Australian Jojoba 30ml £12.99 85ml £19.99 www.oneway2n 100ml Spa Find Foot Cream £18 ® y Crawford Meaningful Beauty from Cind £74.85 www.meaningfulbeauty

tory Kit WEN® by Chaz Dean Introduc k co.u are. airc wenh 99 £29.

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Spa Find Foot Care Cream £18 for 100ml & Hand Care Cream £15 for 100ml.

Don't forget

THE GROOM The Real Shaving Company has been a pioneer in premium male grooming since 1853. Helping keep men across the world irresistably smooth and allowing them the enjoyment of a wet shave without irritation.

Marc Wallace Waistcoats 2014 Adding a twist to the grooms look, 3 piece suits are a key look for 2014, giving the suit and waistcoat contrast for a stylish wedding. Visit us on-line

Looking good for your big day

Packaged in not-so-serious fun and funky packaging these paraben free sprucers offer top performance cleansing for your haqir and body. Available from Boots stores nationwide and Most men have a simple, fuss free approach to skincare and NIVEA MEN plays right into this hand with its straightforward grooming regime that is easy to navigate.

SPANX for Men Cotton Compression Tank Description: Expect more from your undershirt. This cotton compression tank undershirt will forever change the way you look and feel in your clothes. Soft, comfortable, breathable and powerful, this is the classic undershirt...redefined. Price: RRP £49

Available from Holland & Barrett, Bentalls, John Bell & Croyden, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, www. and

SPANX for Men Pro-Wick Boxer Brief Description: These boxer briefs offer the comfort of cotton combined with powerful performance features to make you feel trim in all the right places. Modelled after regular styled boxer-briefs, so men feel comfortable no matter what the occasion. Price: RRP £32 Stockists:

Bear Grylls SurvivalAcademy 24 Hr adult course

Bear Grylls Ventures

Wahl is best known for its range of electrical items for male grooming and has extended its range to include high performance care and styling products.

The Lock Stock & Barrel Grooming range formulates ground breaking products made in Britain.

Are you tired of typical Stag Do? Bear Grylls has launched his brand new 24 hour adult survival course as part of Bear Grylls Survival Academy. This is a rare opportunity for a lucky few outdoor enthusiasts to learn the ultimate in self-rescue skills from the world’s most recognised face of survival and outdoor adventure. The course is set on 300 acres of private woodland located near Brook in Surrey. Techniques include learning to forage, identifying animal runs and laying traps, wilderness first aid, skinning and gutting, navigation by day and night, building emergency shelters, stalking, self-protection in the wild from attacks, tying knots and making rope harnesses in order to safely cross difficult terrain such as rivers, lakes and steep ground. Costs £349 pp

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Perfect for a BEACH WEDDING We pick 3 short dresses...

If you're getting married abroad why not try a shorter wedding dress. Perfect for a wedding in warmer climates!

1 1 style: Austria

2 style: Levi 3 Romantica style: Bliss



& the perfect footwear...

st Silver 1 Colourful Creations Bla 2 Arianna Poppy Barefoot Sandals

Escape to Jumeirah Maldives for the ultimate romantic retreat

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is a secret hideaway in the heart of the Indian Ocean, offering complete seclusion 400 miles from the capital of Malé. The ‘Island Romance’ experience will treat couples to four nights of unforgettable moments, offering a sunken candlelit dinner on a private stretch of beach, a bespoke ‘Couples Connect’ Chakra treatment at the awardwinning overwater Talise Spa, and a guided snorkelling tour of the reef in the crystal clear Indian Ocean. A luxurious bubble bath service and bed decoration in villa will capture the true spirit of romance. With a selection of opulent beach or water based villas to choose from, all with private pools and personal butlers, couples can be rest assured that their every wish will be catered for. For bookings and enquiries, contact or visit

Mexico Karisma Hotels on the Riviera Maya, Mexico offer more than your typical wedding destination. All their hotels offer fantastic service and facilities that are second to none, they have a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages and abundant locations for venues and receptions. For more infomation please visit

3 Arianna Shala Barefoot Sandals

Portugal All available from

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If you want all the choices and traditions of the UK then take a look at the Quinta Jacintina Hotel, the Algarve's perfect wedding venue. From start to finish they are able to help you every step of the way with their team of professional wedding planners at Quinta Occasions. For more information please visit &

Wedding news


If you're getting married abroad here's our pick of the perfect wedding stationery & accessories

Our top destinations FOR WEDDINGS St Lucia


With it's stunning scenery, crystal clear waters & tropical climate it is made for romance! Check out Windjammer Landing perfect for your big day whether you want to marry in solitude or as part of a large celebration they cater for all. Our definition of paradise. for more information visit

Top tips for a • A Sandals wedding is fully


customisable, choose from one of 10 colour palettes and pick from an array of flowers, décor, cakes, and unique added extras to make your day truly special. • Sandals offers a $1,000 wedding credit to go towards customising your dream day. • Sandals Luxury Included® Resorts offer some of the most romantic wedding locations to say ‘I Do’. With 15 luxurious resorts to choose from, why not get married bare foot on a softwhite-sand beach, or on a cliff top with breath-taking views as the back drop.

Wedding themes & ideas  

The team at National Weddings Magazine have put together little magazine packed full of big ideas for your wedding day.

Wedding themes & ideas  

The team at National Weddings Magazine have put together little magazine packed full of big ideas for your wedding day.