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WEDDINGS

Welcome to our 2018 Wedding Feature Letchworth Hall Hotel Wedding Fair

Needham House Hotel & Spa Wedding Show

Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3.30pm

Sunday 25th February, 11am – 3pm

The Cambridge Wedding Fair, Anstey Hall

The Hitchin Priory Wedding Fair

Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3.30pm

Sunday 4th March, 11am – 3.30pm

Hallmark Golf & Spa Cambridge Spring Wedding Show

Wedding Spectacular, Knebworth Barns

Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3pm

Sunday 18th March, 11am - 4pm

The Premier Knebworth Barns Wedding Fair

The Stevenage Spring Wedding Showcase

Sunday 18th February, 11am – 4pm

Sunday 18th March, 11am - 3pm

The Cambridge Riverside Wedding Fair

Top Tips for all things Matrimonial Your wedding is one of the best days of your life. However it involves a great amount of planning which can take away some of the magic during the run up to the ‘Big Day’.

Make sure the responsibilities of planning are shared around. If you are a ‘control freak’ you may find this awfully difficult but have faith in the people around you to help out.

Early planning helps to minimise the stress close to the wedding. It’s always good to have Plan Bs Cs and Ds in case Plan A doesn’t work out. If you are aiming for a big wedding, don’t stray too far away from where your guests live. If you do, expect some guests may be unable to make it. If you are planning to have your wedding in the UK make sure your wedding venue can be flexible in the event of any unexpected weather.

Next, slightly more beauty related, if you are going to tan remember not to go too dark and get it done properly. Allow plenty of time in advance before the day for the initial ‘stain everything you touch’ phase to be over. The last thing you want is to ruin a gorgeous dress / outfit with tan stains. The same rule goes for lipstick, makeup etc, don’t over do it. Focus on contouring cheekbones, and natural colours on the eyes and lips. Lipstick can sometimes smudge and can tend to get everywhere. Try different smudge proof gloss/ lipstick so that on the day you aren’t worrying.

Sheene Mill , Melbourn Wedding Fair

Saturday 24th February, 11am– 3.30pm

Another tip is to get the best photographer you can. The photographs will provide you with a lasting memory of the day so you want to make sure you have the best quality photos possible.

Saturday 18th March, 11am - 3pm

Finally don’t get too caught up in it all, relax, remember what the day is really about and most importantly have fun!

For more information on these wedding fairs visit our website: www.thelistingmagazine.co.uk

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Wedding Ceramics! Painting Sessions

10am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 3.30pm Open every day except Thursdays Join us for a few hours of creative time, we have a large range of pottery for you to paint. We have a £5 studio fee (reduced to £10 for a group of 4) and pottery prices starting from just £6 (the majority of pieces are in the range £10 - £18).

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HoneyMoon destinations

Business Profile

Perched alongside one of Britain’s most ancient roads, Templar Antiquities seems perfectly placed for its purpose...but what is that exactly? Well, we have come to find out and after passing through one of Cambridgeshire’s tallest, Gothicarched entrances, it is immediately apparent that this is no ordinary antique shop! No, it’s more alike to a page out of some fantastical novel or period drama, a film set, a museum and an art gallery...or all of the above. “Well, this is what we do!” exclaimed the long haired entrepreneur as he spread his arms wide and waved his hands all round. “A gathering of art, arms and artefacts, home furniture and furnishings carved straight out of history, made by the artisans of time whose craft and articulation shine through in every item! That’s not all; we even design and build bespoke furniture out of reclaimed and ageold timbers ourselves...have a look at the Templar Built section of our website,” states Benjy Reid. “And,” he continues energetically, “check these out! Hands down the most detailed, pre-aged, stone statuary I have yet to come across in the UK. We are now a major stockist in the region.”

Wow! Everywhere we look we espy something new, or old rather; something different and totally unique. We find ourselves walking in with one notion and leaving, hands full, with another. We didn’t even feel the need to haggle! “Yes,” nods our most informative, unlikely host, “We are a collector of many things, but dust isn’t one of them.” Among the treasures lies the perfect, unique wedding present for a very lucky couple.

Unit 8 Road Farm, Wendy SG8 0AA 07951 777490 templarantiquities@gmail.com www.templarantiquities.co.uk

Premier Travel in Royston reveals its top 5 long-haul honeymoon destinations for 2018

Canada Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, and the destination saw a surge in popularity – especially among Thailand Offering culture, stunning married couples. The opportunity beaches and a unique elephant to tour the stunning Rockies is a experience at Khao Sok National bucket list experience where you Park, Thailand is always popular. can make life-long memories. Honeymooners can stay in lavish Premier Travel offers a wedding 4 or 5-star hotels with excellent and honeymoon gift service, where facilities for the same price as 3your guests can contribute towards star accommodation elsewhere. the cost of a wedding abroad or Mauritius Its sandy white beaches honeymoon. and swaying palms make Mauritius a top-selling honeymoon To discuss any aspect of your honeymoon or wedding abroad destination. Great value allplease contact the experts inclusive hotels are plentiful, and there are often amazing offers and at Premier Travel Royston on 01763 211211 or visit the discounts available for couples at website: www.premier-travel.co.uk Indian Ocean resorts. Southern Africa Our favourite honeymoon itinerary is a few nights in Cape Town for its culture, a visit to the Winelands region for wine tasting, followed by a self-drive along the stunning Garden Route. You can end your honeymoon with a stay at a safari lodge in pursuit of the Big Five game animals for that ultimate experience. Borneo Wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to Borneo, with an overnight excursion to see the country’s native orangutans the most popular reason for visiting.

Karen Arnold Civil Celebrant (Dip FC Dip NCC) Individual, Bespoke, Truly Personal Ceremonies As spring approaches, many couples start focusing on getting married, and THE special day. But how many couples know the difference between a marriage ceremony and a wedding ceremony? Do you know where these ceremonies can be held? I am a Civil Celebrant, offering personal bespoke wedding ceremonies. If you have an dream of what you would like the day to be but are unsure as to what options are available to you phone me and book and appointment today This initial appointment is free, by quoting “The Listing” when booking Whether it is your first or fourth wedding my promise is to make the ceremony as unique and memorable as you are. Do get in touch!

07749 275242 • karenarnold.civilcelebrant@outlook.com

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Wedding Guests Wedding season has arrived and when it comes to weddings, if you are like me you face the issue of having to part with the usual black/ white tones of your wardrobe. If the wedding you’re attending is in England, you have to plan for any type of weather which makes choosing an outfit extra tricky.

For That Special Occasion

jumpsuits are always safe, wide legged jumpsuits are stylish this spring so this could work well in the slightly colder months in the UK which, granted, is mainly all of them!

~MOTHER OF THE BRIDE SPECIALIST~ Established 42 years Extensive stock of Mother of the Bride outfits Free alteration service

Now you might be wondering what colours to go for, if you are struggling to stray from black/white I’d suggest a pale grey as it can work for any season so can be worn for Midi length is definitely in for further occasions if you dare wedding guests, teamed with wear an outfit twice. Anything sandal styled heels, adds along the pastel pink, lilac, sophistication to a simple blue spectrum also makes dress. ASOS, Pretty Little for a very elegant look. If you Thing and New Look are some are feeling brave a vibrant examples of where you can green or forest green. Summer find simple reasonably priced weddings are the perfect time Midi’s or if your feeling brave to try adding a different colour something bolder. If you aren’t to your look as the possibilities sure, keep it a simple style and are endless. simple colour. You can always add statement jewellery if you want to ‘bling it up’.

Matching Hats, Fascinators, Shoes and Bags available

Condici • John Charles • Ispirato • Ann Balon • Gina Bacconi • Cabotine • Zeila • Frank Lyman

Ellie Laughlin

• Michaela Louisa Sizes 6 - 24

If you aren’t a fan of dresses another style you could try is a jumpsuit. Culotte style jumpsuits have been very fashionable and full length

John Street Royston SG8 9BE

Telephone: 01763 244073

info@creamfashions.com

www.creamfashions.com

Quintessential ...for very competitive prices We offer a large choice of Modern Wedding Cars or Classic Wedding Cars for your special day. We even have number of non traditional vehicles should you wish to be a little different and make a more distinctive type of entrance....all driven by professional, experienced and uniformed chauffeurs. Call 01223 870107 or 07918 739544 house of hill.co.uk cambridge wedding cars 4 all.co.uk

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For Quintessential no occasion is too big or too small. We can help you enjoy your perfect day whatever your budget. Bringing both elegance and style, without breaking the bank. We are a small family run business with a desire for bringing an event to life, whether it be a wedding, christening or a family party. Over the last two years, we have expanded the business from our passion for flowers

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DENTIST

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29-31 High Street, Royston SG8 9AA Quote The Listing when booking

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Quintessential, www.quintessential-style.co.uk

Enjoy the Perfect Smile on Your Big Day

Venue Hire from only £150

8A Garden Walk Royston SG8 7HP For more information

and flower arranging and have ventured into the hire market offering party paraphernalia. We now have a range of products to hire including vintage china, glassware, a variety of table centrepieces or indeed bespoke vases with a creative floral arrangements. Also available are table plan easels, garden furniture and indoor vintage styling which includes sweet carts, cake stands and a variety of bunting.

CHRISTENING, WEDDING & PA RT Y PA RA P H E R N A L I A

Milly 07725 812342 Tess 07721 398642 www.quintessential-style.co.uk

Elegance and style, without breaking the bank

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WEDDINGS

The Wedding Season is Here! Wedding & Engagement Rings Bridal Jewellery Bridesmaids Gifts & More 01763 244705 • hc.jewellersroyston@gmail.com 8 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG

Occasions for Less

HC Jewellers offers: Wedding & Engagement Rings Bespoke Design service Brand New & Refurbished Jewellery Jewellery Repairs & Alterations Watch Repairs & Servicing Watch Batteries & New Strap Replacements Gemstone Identification Valuations & Advice for Insurance & Probate

Established in 2013 and situated in Royston town centre, HC Jewellers carry out a full range of jewellery services.

We Purchase Your Unwanted: Gold & Silver Diamond & Gemstones Prestige Watches Coins & Bullion

Our next VALUATION DAY is on the 7th of March. Please call us for bookings and information.

Fantastic Reductions on all End of Season Clearance

HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre, 8 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG 01763 2705 www.hcjewellers.co.uk

Business Profile

Mother of Bride Outfits from • Condici • John Charles • Ispirato • Ian Stuart • Cabotine • Zeila • Gina Bacconi

We believe when choosing the perfect Engagement and Wedding rings you should be able to take your time and ask questions to people who know their products. We give you honest advice and also believe in quality and affordable jewellery. We will be offering free insurance on all Engagement and wedding rings purchased throughout February (T&C apply).

Sizes 8 - 22 Opposite the main Cream shop. Occasionwear, hats and fascinators are on the first floor and daywear, eveningwear, shoes, bags and lingerie are downstairs. All at fantastic prices. Roysia House, John Street, Royston SG8 9BE • Telephone: 01763 256713

Best Man Speech - Dream or Nightmare? can get in the way of you enjoying the rest of the event. But there are easy techniques you can learn to build your confidence.

If you’ve been asked to be the Best Man at your friend’s wedding you are probably starting to worry already about making the speech. Fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias and

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1. A month before the wedding, start to practice feeling confident. Close your eyes and picture an occasion when you felt really confident. Make the picture as big, bright and colourful as you can. When you are experiencing that confident feeling as strongly as possible, press the tips of your thumb and first finger together firmly. This is your confidence anchor. 2. In the week before the wedding, before you go to sleep every night, imagine yourself making a brilliant

At Saks it’s ALL about you. Our hair stylists are a friendly bunch; dedicated to transforming how our lovely customers look and feel, every day. Now that’s special.

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speech. See yourself standing confidently, speaking easily, the smiling faces in front of you. Hear them laughing at your jokes and clapping as you finish. Enjoy that good feeling of a job well done. Press the tips of your thumb and first finger together to ‘fire’ your confidence anchor. 3. Just before you stand up to make the speech, take a few moments to concentrate on your breathing. Breathe down into your stomach and make each outbreath slightly longer than the inbreath. This will trigger relaxation. 4. When you stand up, plant your feet firmly hip distance apart and stand in your confident posture.

Get back in control of your life...

5. Take plenty of sips of water. This will keep your mouth moist and give you a chance to look at your notes 6. At the beginning of your speech, let your eyes go out of focus so that you can take in the whole room. Once you are feeling more confident, let your eyes focus on the people who are smiling and laughing - there will be plenty of them. 7. Enjoy yourself - this is your moment!

© Pat Duckworth www.roystonhypnotherapy.co.uk

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Contact me today to find out how I can help you Pat Duckworth: 01763 853 867 pat@roystonhypnotherapy.co.uk www.roystonhypnotherapy.co.uk

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Weddings

Welcome to our 2018 Wedding Feature CHRISTENING, WEDDING & PA RT Y PA RA P H E R N A L I A

Milly 07725 812342 Tess 07721 398642 www.quintessential-style.co.uk

Elegance and style, without breaking the bank

Quintessential For Quintessential no occasion is too big or too small. We can help you enjoy your perfect day whatever your budget. Bringing both elegance and style, without breaking the bank. We are a small family run business with a desire for bringing an event to life, whether it be a wedding, christening or a family party. Over the last two years, we have expanded the business from our passion for flowers and flower arranging and have ventured into the hire market offering party paraphernalia. We now have a range of products to hire including vintage china, glassware, a variety of table centrepieces or indeed bespoke vases with a creative floral arrangements. Also available are table plan easels, garden furniture and indoor vintage styling which includes sweet carts, cake stands and a variety of bunting.

Quintessential, www.quintessential-style.co.uk

Top Tips for all things Matrimonial Your wedding is one of the best days of your life. However it involves a great amount of planning which can take away some of the magic during the run up to the ‘Big Day’.

Next, slightly more beauty related, if you are going to tan remember not to go too dark and get it done properly. Allow plenty of time in advance before the day for the initial ‘stain everything you touch’ phase to be over. The last thing you want is to ruin a gorgeous dress/ outfit with tan stains.

Early planning helps to minimise the stress close to the wedding. It’s always good to have Plan Bs Cs and Ds in case Plan A doesn’t work out.

The same rule goes for lipstick, makeup etc, don’t over do it. Focus on contouring cheekbones, and natural colours on the eyes and lips. Lipstick can sometimes smudge and can tend to get everywhere. Try different smudge proof gloss/ lipstick so that on the day you aren’t worrying.

If you are aiming for a big wedding, don’t stray too far away from where your guests live. If you do, expect some guests may be unable to make it. If you are planning to have your wedding in the UK make sure your wedding venue can be flexible in the event of any unexpected weather. Another tip is to get the best photographer you can. The photographs will provide you with a lasting memory of the day so you want to make sure you have the best quality photos possible. Make sure the responsibilities of planning are shared around. If you are a ‘control freak’ you may find this awfully difficult but have faith in the people around you to help out.

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Finally don’t get too caught up in it all, relax, remember what the day is really about and most importantly have fun!

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Weddings

Welcome to our 2018 Wedding Feature CHRISTENING, WEDDING & PA RT Y PA RA P H E R N A L I A

Milly 07725 812342 Tess 07721 398642 www.quintessential-style.co.uk

Elegance and style, without breaking the bank

Quintessential For Quintessential no occasion is too big or too small. We can help you enjoy your perfect day whatever your budget. Bringing both elegance and style, without breaking the bank. We are a small family run business with a desire for bringing an event to life, whether it be a wedding, christening or a family party. Over the last two years, we have expanded the business from our passion for flowers and flower arranging and have ventured into the hire market offering party paraphernalia. We now have a range of products to hire including vintage china, glassware, a variety of table centrepieces or indeed bespoke vases with a creative floral arrangements. Also available are table plan easels, garden furniture and indoor vintage styling which includes sweet carts, cake stands and a variety of bunting.

Quintessential, www.quintessential-style.co.uk

Top Tips for all things Matrimonial Your wedding is one of the best days of your life. However it involves a great amount of planning which can take away some of the magic during the run up to the ‘Big Day’.

Next, slightly more beauty related, if you are going to tan remember not to go too dark and get it done properly. Allow plenty of time in advance before the day for the initial ‘stain everything you touch’ phase to be over. The last thing you want is to ruin a gorgeous dress/ outfit with tan stains.

Early planning helps to minimise the stress close to the wedding. It’s always good to have Plan Bs Cs and Ds in case Plan A doesn’t work out.

The same rule goes for lipstick, makeup etc, don’t over do it. Focus on contouring cheekbones, and natural colours on the eyes and lips. Lipstick can sometimes smudge and can tend to get everywhere. Try different smudge proof gloss/ lipstick so that on the day you aren’t worrying.

If you are aiming for a big wedding, don’t stray too far away from where your guests live. If you do, expect some guests may be unable to make it. If you are planning to have your wedding in the UK make sure your wedding venue can be flexible in the event of any unexpected weather. Another tip is to get the best photographer you can. The photographs will provide you with a lasting memory of the day so you want to make sure you have the best quality photos possible. Make sure the responsibilities of planning are shared around. If you are a ‘control freak’ you may find this awfully difficult but have faith in the people around you to help out.

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Finally don’t get too caught up in it all, relax, remember what the day is really about and most importantly have fun!

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Weddings

We believe when choosing the perfect Engagement and Wedding rings you should be able to take your time and ask questions to people who know their products. We give you honest advice and also believe in quality and affordable jewellery. We will be offering free insurance on all Engagement and wedding rings purchased throughout February (T&C apply). Established in 2013 and situated in Royston town centre, HC Jewellers carry out a full range of jewellery services.

Business Profile

Our next VALUATION DAY is on the 7th of March. Please call us for bookings and information.

HC Jewellers offers: Wedding & Engagement Rings Bespoke Design service Brand New & Refurbished Jewellery Jewellery Repairs & Alterations Watch Repairs & Servicing Watch Batteries & New Strap Replacements Gemstone Identification Valuations & Advice for Insurance & Probate We Purchase Your Unwanted: Gold & Silver Diamond & Gemstones Prestige Watches Coins & Bullion

HC Jewellers & Gold Buying Centre, 8 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG 01763 44705 www.hcjewellers.co.uk

Wedding stationery

PERSONALISED STATIONERY FOR WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

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Royston Town Football Club 01763 244705 hc.jewellersroyston@gmail.com 8 High Street, Royston SG8 9AG

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Wedding Guests

Wedding season has arrived and when it comes to weddings, if you are like me you face the issue of having to part with the usual black/white tones of your wardrobe.

jumpsuits have been very fashionable and full length jumpsuits are always safe, wide legged jumpsuits are stylish this spring so this could work well in the slightly colder months in the UK which, granted, is mainly all of them!

Now you might be wondering what colours to go for, if you are struggling to stray from black/white I’d suggest a pale grey as it can work for any season so can be worn for further occasions if you dare wear an outfit Midi length is definitely in for wedding twice. Anything along the pastel pink, lilac, guests, teamed with sandal styled heels, blue spectrum also makes for a very elegant adds sophistication to a simple dress. ASOS, look. If you are feeling brave a vibrant green Pretty Little Thing and New Look are some or forest green. Summer weddings are the examples of where you can find simple perfect time to try adding a different colour reasonably priced Midi’s or if your feeling to your look as the possibilities are endless. brave something bolder. If you aren’t sure, keep it a simple style and simple colour. You can always add statement jewellery if you want to ‘bling it up’.

If the wedding you’re attending is in England, you have to plan for any type of weather which makes choosing an outfit extra tricky.

By Ellie Laughlin

If you’re not a fan of dresses another style you could try is a jumpsuit. Culotte style

Best Man Speech - Dream or Nightmare? If you’ve been asked to be the Best Man at your friend’s wedding you are probably starting to worry already about making the speech. Fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias and can get in the way of you enjoying the rest of the event. But there are easy techniques you can learn to build your confidence. 1. A month before the wedding, start to practice feeling confident. Close your eyes and picture an occasion when you felt really confident. Make the picture as big, bright and colourful as you can. When you are experiencing that confident feeling as strongly as possible, press the tips of your thumb and first finger together firmly. This is your confidence anchor. 2. In the week before the wedding, before you go to sleep every night, imagine yourself making a brilliant speech. See yourself standing confidently, speaking easily, the smiling faces in front

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of you. Hear them laughing at your jokes and clapping as you finish. Enjoy that good feeling of a job well done. Press the tips of your thumb and first finger together to ‘fire’ your confidence anchor. 3. Just before you stand up to make the speech, take a few moments to concentrate on your breathing. Breathe down into your stomach and make each out-breath slightly longer than the inbreath. This will trigger relaxation. 4. When you stand up, plant your feet firmly hip distance apart and stand in your confident posture. Fire your confidence anchor. 5. Take plenty of sips of water. This will keep your mouth moist and give you a chance to look at your notes. 6. At the beginning of your speech, let your eyes go out of focus so that you can take in the whole room. Once you are feeling more confident, let your eyes focus on the people who are smiling and laughing - there will be plenty of them. 7. Enjoy yourself - this is your moment!

© Pat Duckworth www.roystonhypnotherapy.co.uk

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Don’t forget the Grooms As you plan your dress, venue, bridesmaid dresses and flowers for your forthcoming wedding, don’t forget to give a thought to the groom’s outfit. At Chimney Formal Menswear we offer an awardwinning service to help grooms find a style, colour and texture which not only makes them feel confident, impresses friends and family but also makes their bride proud.

• If you are buying your outfit give plenty of time for ordering.

To all the grooms out there, who are planning your wedding, here is our advice:

• Give your groomsmen plenty of time to book in their fittings into their busy lives.

• 6 months before the wedding is a good time to start planning your outfit. Use your appointment to explore colour, style and to try something a little out of your comfort zone.

• If any of your groomsmen wish to lose weight or go on a fitness regime leave their fittings until a couple of months before the wedding.

Whether you are buying or hiring your wedding • It’s your wedding too so don’t always choose the suit, come and talk to the Team at Chimney. We obvious. Think about your venue, the theme of look forward to welcoming you! your wedding and wedding colours but ultimately For fun, relaxed and informative appointments choose something that reflects your personality. that come highly recommended call us on • Try different accessories, style of shirt or a 01763 588 or email contrast waistcoat to elevate a business type suit sharon@chimneymenswear.co.uk into a wedding outfit.

www.chimneymenswear.co.uk

For That Special Occasion

~MOTHER OF THE BRIDE SPECIALIST~

CHIMNEY

Established 42 years Extensive stock of Mother of the Bride outfits Free alteration service Matching Hats, Fascinators, Shoes and Bags available

FORMAL MENSWEAR

@ChimneyMenswear /ChimneyFormalMenswear /ChimneyFormalMenswear

WEDDINGS – OCCASIONS – ACCESSORIES 68 HIGH STREET – BASSINGBOURN – CAMBRIDGESHIRE – SG8 5LF T: 01763 252828

www.chimneymenswear.co.uk

Condici • John Charles • Ispirato • Ann Balon • Gina Bacconi • Cabotine • Zeila • Frank Lyman • Michaela Louisa Sizes 6 - 24 John Street Royston SG8 9BE

www.creamfashions.com info@creamfashions.com

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Letchworth Hall Hotel Wedding Fair Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3.30pm

Needham House Hotel & Spa Wedding Show Sunday 25th February, 11am – 3pm

The Cambridge Wedding Fair, Anstey Hall

The Hitchin Priory Wedding Fair

Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3.30pm

Sunday 4th March, 11am – 3.30pm

Hallmark Golf & Spa Cambridge Spring Wedding Show

Wedding Spectacular, Knebworth Barns

Sunday 4th February, 11am – 3pm

Sunday 18th March, 11am - 4pm

The Premier Knebworth Barns Wedding Fair

The Stevenage Spring Wedding Showcase

Sunday 18th February, 11am – 4pm

Sunday 18th March, 11am - 3pm

The Cambridge Riverside Wedding Fair Saturday 24th February, 11am– 3.30pm

Sheene Mill, Melbourn Wedding Fair Saturday 18th March, 11am - 3pm

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HoneyMoon destinations Premier Travel in Royston reveals its top 5 longhaul honeymoon destinations for 2018 Thailand Offering culture, stunning beaches and a unique elephant experience at Khao Sok National Park, Thailand is always popular. Honeymooners can stay in lavish 4 or 5-star hotels with excellent facilities for the same price as 3-star accommodation elsewhere. Mauritius Its sandy white beaches and swaying palms make Mauritius a top-selling honeymoon destination. Great value all-inclusive hotels are plentiful, and there are often amazing offers and discounts available for couples at Indian Ocean resorts. Southern Africa Our favourite honeymoon itinerary is a few nights in Cape Town for its culture, a visit to the Winelands region

for wine tasting, followed by a self-drive along the stunning Garden Route. You can end your honeymoon with a stay at a safari lodge in pursuit of the Big Five game animals for that ultimate experience. Borneo Wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to Borneo, with an overnight excursion to see the country’s native orang-utans the most popular reason for visiting. Canada Canada celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, and the destination saw a surge in popularity – especially among married couples. The opportunity to tour the stunning Rockies is a bucket list experience where you can make lifelong memories. Premier Travel offers a wedding and honeymoon gift service, where your guests can contribute towards the cost of a wedding abroad or honeymoon. To discuss any aspect of your honeymoon or wedding abroad please contact the experts at Premier Travel Royston on 01763 1111 or visit the website: www.premier-travel.co.uk

Occasions for Less ...for very competitive prices We offer a large choice of Modern Wedding Cars or Classic Wedding Cars for your special day. We even have number of non traditional vehicles should you wish to be a little different and make a more distinctive type of entrance....all driven by professional, experienced and uniformed chauffeurs. Call 01223 870107 or 07918 739544 house of hill.co.uk cambridge wedding cars 4 all.co.uk

Fantastic Reductions on all End of Season Clearance

Mother of Bride Outfits from • Condici • John Charles • Ispirato • Ian Stuart • Cabotine • Zeila • Gina Bacconi. Sizes 8 - 22 Opposite the main Cream shop. Occasionwear, hats and fascinators are on the first floor and daywear, eveningwear, shoes, bags and lingerie are downstairs. All at fantastic prices. Roysia House, John Street Royston SG8 9BE

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Weddings Perched alongside one of Britain’s most ancient roads, Templar Antiquities seems perfectly placed for its purpose...but what is that exactly? Well, we have come to find out and after passing through one of Cambridgeshire’s tallest, Gothic-arched entrances, it is immediately apparent that this is no ordinary antique shop! No, it’s more alike to a page out of some fantastical novel or period drama, a film set, a museum and an art gallery...or all of the above. “Well, this is what we do!” exclaimed the long haired entrepreneur as he spread his arms wide and waved his hands all round. “A gathering of art, arms and artefacts, home furniture and furnishings carved straight out of history, made by the artisans of time whose craft and articulation shine through in every item! That’s not all; we even design and build bespoke furniture out of reclaimed and age-old timbers ourselves...have a look at the Templar Built section of our website,” states Benjy Reid.

unique. We find ourselves walking in with one notion and leaving, hands full, with another. We didn’t even feel the need to haggle! “Yes,” nods our most informative, unlikely host, “We are a collector of many things, but dust isn’t one of them.” Among the treasures lies the perfect, unique wedding present for a very lucky couple.

Unit 8 Road Farm, Wendy SG8 0AA 07951 777490 templarantiquities@gmail.com www.templarantiquities.co.uk

“And,” he continues energetically, “check these out! Hands down the most detailed, pre-aged, stone statuary I have yet to come across in the UK. We are now a major stockist in the region.”

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Wow! Everywhere we look we espy something new, or old rather; something different and totally

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