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Stylish dresses and suit hire. Grab yourself a party dress from Spoiled Brat with 15% discount.

28 Beauty - What’s Front cover image courtesy of www.eternitybridal.com

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Have a snappy happy day with a few of the very best wedding photographers that we recommend

43 Venues

Some of the most stunning venues around the UK to say “I do”

The City Pavilion, Essex Sunday 2nd March 2014 11:00 - 14:00

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60 Funny and embarrassing stories Real life funny stories and humorous couples jokes

62 Honeymoons & Weddings abroad

Enjoy your first time away as ‘Mr & Mrs’ with some of our recommended honeymoon resorts

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74 Wedding services All those other wedding essentials!

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here’s a brand new Bridal Designer Discount Outlet open in Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre in Leicester. Absolutely packed with amazing genuine designer labels from the Midlands well known Bradgate Brides which is running this new store only 5 minutes from their full service bridal salon in Anstey. There was certainly lots of choice and style for every type of bride and we found the quality to be excellent. Every gown had their label intact and we found some great designers like Alfred Angelo, Maggie Sottero, Enzoani, Benjamin Roberts and all in sizes from 6 through to 28. The showing area was roomy with three changing rooms separated from the shop floor with a pretty curtain but it was the cleanliness of the gowns that impressed us most and many were this season’s styles. Prices seemed to be around the £299 to £799 mark but every gown had the designer name plus the original cost. We were informed that new stock came in every four weeks and it was always a surprise, even to the staff. All current gowns were available to order if you wanted to pay the recommended retail price but you were then sent down to the main salon for the full pampering experience. For me personally I selected a £1,300 Maggie gown down to £599 and Katie fell in love with a £2,200 Enzoani which was amazingly only £799!! Most of the gowns once gone could not be repeated for that price, so best get your skates on girls!

Our full service bridal salon offers:

Visit our Discount Outlet which has over 300 incredible designer gowns with up to 75% off and all genuine labels.

Brides come from all over the UK to visit our store and find their dream gowns at amazing prices.

Visit our website to view images of our new season gowns and book your appointment on:

We are open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm monday - saturday, 10am - 2pm sunday.

0116 2363 388

No appointment is required and you can try on as many gowns as you wish in sizes 8 to 28.

Open: 9.30am - 5.30pm - Tuesday - Saturday

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We look forward to welcoming you to Bradgate Brides

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Tiara & Tails Bridal Boutique offers an extensive collection of bridal gowns, catering for all budgets and styles, including a stunning collection of gowns for brides with curves. Appointmenets are highly recommended, as we only look after one bride at any one time, ensuring a personal service and our undevided attention. To compliment the beautiful bridal gowns you will find a large selection of bridemaid & flower girl dresses, tiaras, shoes, veils, jewellery, designer bridal stationery & lots more to complete the perfect package

398 Hythe Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QL Tel: 01233 610100 Mobile: 07817 556462 Email: info@tiaraandtails.co.uk

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Birchington

Brides & Suit Hire

Westgate, Thanet, Kent

We have an impressive range of stocked mens formal wear which enables us to provide an on the spot fitting service. Choose from some of the latest ranges in our newly refurbished boutique in Westgate. We can talk you through all of the options and colour schemes that we have available. We literally have hundreds of suits and waistcoats from 2 years old up to an adult 60” chest all at great fixed prices.

We also offer a full bridal service all under one roof! www.birchingtonsuithire.co.uk | 01843 833458

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Birchington Westgate, Thanet, Kent

Introducing the “Wedding Wardrobe” Package includes: Bridal Gown, Tiara, Shoes & Veil 4 x Bridesmaids Dresses 5 x Suit Hire (includes Jacket, Trousers, Waistcoats, Shirts, Cravat/Hanky & Shoes)

All this for just £1800

Did you know you can also pay in installments?

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Party Wear

Scala black one shoulder crystal gown Hire £89 Retail £550.00

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The UK’s first ‘Celebrity’ dress hire site Jovani silver tank dress (as worn by Towie’s Samantha Faeirs) £89 to hire, retail price £450. Jovani nude crystal cocktail dress (as worn by Michelle Keegan) £79 to hire, retail price £400 Angela and Alison long sleeve nude crystal dress (as worn by Towie’s Jasmin Walia and Kendal Jenner) £129 to hire, retail £650 Sass and Bide Teracotta maxi dress (as worn by Cheryl Cole) £59 to hire, retail £600

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ith 100 years of experience, Hugh Harris Formal has a wealth of experience in providing exceptional menswear to the more discerning gentleman. always striving to stay ahead of the sartorial curve, they have created a collection that has been recognized by wedding industry experts with a number of awards. But as it has become more acceptable for men to care for their appearance, opting for more fitted clothing and following trends, what is it that today’s groom wants from his wedding suit. The demand for slimmer fits has grown dramatically over the past few years, a trend Hugh Harris Formal realised early, with the majority of their collection now cut to a more flattering shape. The benefit of a suit is that they suit everyone, providing they fit properly.

At Hugh Harris they like to shatter the misconception that different styles only suit someone of a particular build. “He’s too short to wear tails” is one of the most oft quoted beliefs. But as a morning suit opens up higher, it actually elongates the wearer’s legs, giving the illusion of height. But it does need to be the right size; if the tail falls too low on the back of the leg the illusion is shattered. Hugh Harris stock a complete range of sizes in various lengths to ensure the tail sits where it should, at the back of the knee. With grooms paying more attention to trends in their everyday lives, it is no surprise that they are having more of a say in their wedding suit. Influences from film and TV such as Boardwalk Empire, The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey have ushered in simple yet elegant 3 piece suits. Whether the grooms realise the origin of the trend comes from their fiancée’s favourite TV shows is a moot point. Ties are becoming a serious contender for traditional cravats, as couples wish to create cleaner lines to match the silhouette of their fitted suits. Bold navy blues and light greys are quickly emerging as the most popular choice for 2014, in both lounge and morning suits. But with this age of the understatement, it is all in the detail. Hugh Harris creates suits with patterned linings, and contrast pocket edging to give their collection that subtle finishing touch. Simple statement accessories, such as fob chains and tie bars, will really complete an outfit. MADE TO MEASURE

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cknowledged by peers, the women he dressed, and the press as “the most Parisian of fashion designers,” Robert Piguet, while programmed to be a financier, was, in fact, destined to become one of the legendary figures of haute couture. Robert Piguet was born in Switzerland. At 17, in the face of heavy opposition from family, he left Yverdon for Paris where he found employment first with Redfern and later with Paul Poiret, his lifelong friend and quite possibly, the most influential designer in the history of haute couture. In 1933, having completed his training at two of the most important fashion houses of the Twentieth century, Piguet opened his own house in the Rue de Cirque. There he became known for the delicacy and reserve of his morning and afternoon dresses, a certain flamboyance of color in clothes for evening and for the perfect cut of his thin grey flannel suit…every collection a reflection of his infallible eye, refined simplicity and the quality that most defined Piguet: elegance. In style. In chacter. In inspiration. Charming and aristocratic, a connoisseur of literature, painting and the decorative arts, by 1938, Piguet’s success and reputation were such that he was presiding over his new and beautiful salon – almost operatic in its opulence – at the Rond Point des Champs Elysee. Among the most prestigious of addresses, the House became destination for the elite of all Paris…the great beauties of fashion and the distinguished luminaries drawn from the worlds of theatre and the arts. In fact, upon Piguet’s death, Jean Cocteau, a dear and trusted friend, as was Colette and the great director, Jean Marais, wrote of Piguet “he loved, he invented, he gave…a generous and vibrant member of our team.”

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t was during the years at Rond Point that perhaps the most enduring aspect of Piguet’s legacy took shape. It has been said that Robert Piguet made two indelible and everlasting contributions to fashion. Notably, the designers he employed and encouraged; haute couturiers whose creativity, inspiration and passion have influenced, dramatically, the worlds of fashion, film, art, beauty and the way women today look, dress and view themselves. Pierre Balmain, Marc Bohan and Hubert de Givenchy all trained at the hands of this master as did Christian Dior, who said, “Robert Piguet taught me the virtues of simplicity through which true elegance must come.” Another who benefited from his three-month internship at the House of Piguet was James Galanos, arguably one of only four American designers to be considered haute couture. While very significant contributions were made by these talents, all of who went on to open their own Houses to extraordinary success, Piguet succeeded in maintaining his own identity of House and Collections. And, then, of course, there are the fragrances, a contribution of unrivalled magnitude. It has been observed that Piguet’s perfumes—Bandit, Fracas, Visa, Baghari, Cravache and Calypso—“have a particular feel very characteristic of his trademarks: strict adherence to good taste, true luxury, a horror of the commonplace and an innate sense of seduction.” True classics of timeless beauty and value that endure far beyond season and trend. And so, although Robert Piguet closed his House in 1951 and died in 1953, all that he accomplished and lived for lives on in women who see and understand his enormous influence on contemporary fashion and its creators, and who surround themselves with the aura of Piguet’s elegance and taste through the perfumes they wear and cherish as a personal signature of style. Fashion Fragrances & Cosmetics LTD., 16 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016 Tel: 212 725 5830 Fax: 212 725 7087 www.robertpiguetparfums.com

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As one of the main cast members in series 1-3 of MTV’s smash hit Geordie Shore and now as a returning special guest for seaso Jay is loved for his banter and appearance alike. Adored by the ladies and admired by the guys, Jay is known for his attention to de on his image and gives regular advice on male grooming via his widely followed and highly comedic video blog which is featured SKY TV each week.

Well presented, affable and fun loving, Jay has all the star qualities that shine through his on-screen presence. Aside from his c love of the experiences of life, Jay is strongly motivated and very driven in all his endeavours. He is currently in training for MMA (Mi Martial Arts) competitions which will see him enter the ring as a competitor and his dedicated regime will make him an incred strong contender.

When he’s not in the gym training, Jay can usually be found in a salon. As a result, Jay has now teamed up with a world-lead producer of quality tanning solutions to launch his own range of tanning products for both the female and in a first for his peer gr – male market! Keeping it to the point, the products are simply called ‘JAY TAN’. The complete tanning range can be found atw jays-tan.com with shades available to suit all skin tones and products scented with luscious coconut for the ladies and a ‘coolwa fragrance for the men. Jays Tanning products are 100% Natural, Alcohol & Paraben free and not tested on animals.

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s one of the main cast members in series 1-3 of MTV’s smash hit Geordie Shore and now as a returning special guest for season 6, Jay is loved for his banter and appearance alike. Adored by the ladies and admired by the guys, Jay is known for his attention to detail on his image and gives regular advice on male grooming via his widely followed and highly comedic video blog which is featured on SKY TV each week. Well presented, affable and fun loving, Jay has all the star qualities that shine thwrough his on-screen presence. Aside from his clear love of the experiences of life, Jay is strongly motivated and very driven in all his endeavours. He is currently in training for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) competitions which will see him enter the ring as a competitor and his dedicated regime will make him an incredibly strong contender.

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hen he’s not in the gym training, Jay can usually be found in a salon. As a result, Jay has now teamed up with a world-leading producer of quality tanning solutions to launch his own range of tanning products for both the female and in a first for his peer group – male market! Keeping it to the point, the products are simply called ‘JAY TAN’. The complete tanning range can be found at www.jays-tan.com with shades available to suit all skin tones and products scented with luscious coconut for the ladies and a ‘coolwater’ fragrance for the men. Jays Tanning products are 100% Natural, Alcohol & Paraben free and not tested on animals.

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Vivaglam Lipstick

In 1994, M·A·C introduced VIVA GLAM, an outspoken deep red that was universal in its appeal and its glamour. In 1997, a second lipstick was created VIVA GLAM II, a lightly pinked mauve. VIVA GLAM III, a foxy brown plum lipstick was IV, launched in 2000. VIVA GLAM a heartful rose charged with gold, was introduced in March 2002. In March 2004, Viva Glam V makes its debut, a clear, smooth, pure neutral pink with a delicious Lustre finish! VIVA GLAM VI, the newest member of the VIVA GLAM family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. Wear it alone or finish it off with a coordinating coat of VIVA GLAM VI Lipglass. For each sale of MAC Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass

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The Monster’s Bride Pro Palette X6 Six shades of highly pigmented powder in a limited-edition M·A·C + Rick Baker Pro Palette. Applies evenly, blends well. The creamy white shimmer of Mylar, intense black of Carbon, beige-taupe of Omega, red-brown with green pearl of Club, vivid green of Bitter and muted black-brown of Brun.

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Pro Lip palette Warm, cool, vibrant, 6 key shades that translate pink into gorgeous, of-the-moment hues. Includes Violetta and Show Orchid, Amplified Creme; Crème de la Femme, Frost; Lovelorn and Pretty Please, Lustre and Please Me, Matte.

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Plushlash mascara Volume-tastic! Editor’s top choice of mascara! A mascara formulated to instantly plump up lashes for extreme voluptuous effect. Works fast. Builds volume smoothly and evenly from root to tip. Delivers a silky, flexible, full fan of lashes.

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Wedding Photography Surrey, Sussex and London Contemporary Wedding Photographer

aul Johnson is recognised as one of the leading wedding photographers in Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Essex and London. The style of photography is unique incorporating reportage and modern techniques and has defined Paul as a sought after wedding photographer in Sussex, his home county. Reportage photography is a technique that allows the story of your wedding day to unfold through photography in a documentary style that is difficult to achieve well and popular amongst UK wedding photographers. As a contemporary wedding photographer, Paul has perfected this technique providing couples with a photographic record of the biggest day of their lives in colour and black and white wedding photography. Through his early experience as a Sussex wedding photography and a Surrey wedding photography specialist, Paul has evolved a style that meets the demands of his clients. Along with his reportage techniques, Paul also creates some fantastic directed pictures at memorable points of a wedding day. Through great interpersonal skills and a natural artistic ability, the directed photos of www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

groups and individuals, such as the bride and groom, are created effortlessly. This style ensures that the wedding day runs smoothly and that all of the guests enjoy participating in the photos. These are the most important elements that help to create a wedding photo album that will be cherished for ever.

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Let’s get trashed in Ibiza

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et’s face it, the wedding industry has changed. Weddings have changed and certainly expectations of what most brides’ want from their wedding photographer has changed.

Bridal magazines and fashion trends are ever pushing the boundaries of what looks cool and what brides want. Even the family line up of traditional shots is getting pushed out of the way! I mean the tradition of passing your wedding dress down to your daughter is pretty slim and the modern bride wants fresh, modern amazing photos from her amazing day. So, why put your uber expensive frock in a bag and hide it away for the rest of your life in a wardrobe? Enjoy it! I have to make one really important statement here… A “trash the dress” shoot doesn’t actually need to trash your dress. Sometimes these shoots are called “Rock your Dress”. And it’s simply a way for you to wear your dress again in a setting of your choice and do something unique or fun! You can do absolutely anything from run down a street, visit a library, roll in mud, walk the dog, go horse riding, paintballing! The sky is literally the limit, so let your imagination run wild and enjoy your dress the way you want to. As with anything lot’s of people are quick to criticise! But hey, it’s not their wedding, or their dress. Sally’s dress featured here went straight to the dry cleaners and came back as new a few days later. She even wore it again at a family party a week later. How many brides can say they’ve worn and enjoyed their dress this many times?

Dress designer: Sophia Tolli Location: Cala Conta, Ibiza Photography: Nick Griffiths Photography

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obert Shack is regarded as one of the leading wedding photographers in Europe, he has most recently photographed Tamara Ecclestone’s wedding, and the year before that her sister Petra Ecclestone’s, and others such as Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Holy Rood palace in Scotland, and many other celebrity weddings.

The Award Winning Style Of Robert Shack

Robert has been a wedding photographer for twenty years. When he is not travelling for his weddings he shoots a lot of fashion and portraiture in his North London Studio. What Robert achieves from his wedding photography is very unique - a combination of reportage, formal, and his award winning Avant Garde style. Every wedding receives a completely bespoke album, clients love and cherish their albums with a combination of enjoyment of seeing their special day with amazing photographs and also as a piece of art. Robert Shack -’’ Wedding photography is my first love, fashion and my studio portraiture, is obviously very important, and it can also open up ideas for my wedding shoots. But every wedding is so different, and the challenge is to turn every wedding shoot into a completely unique set of images for the couple. I love the mixture of emotions at a wedding from the nerves to the love to the sheer fun all in one day, and capturing it all is an amazing experience. Each different style of photography to match the mood.’

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Victory Video provides comprehensive video production services aimed at events, weddings and celebrations, corporate video, business promotion and in-house training, including seminars and conferences for schools and public services, and video showcases for musicians and performers. Give us a call on +44 (0)20 8923 6068 Mobile: 07960 719520 or email: info@victoryvideo.co.uk visit our website: www.victoryvideo.co.uk www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

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Victory Video provides comprehensive video production services aimed at events, weddings and celebrations, corporate video, business promotion and in-house training, including seminars and conferences for schools and public services, and video showcases for musicians and performers. Give us a call on +44 (0)20 8923 6068 Mobile: 07960 719520 or email: info@victoryvideo.co.uk visit our website: www.victoryvideo.co.uk www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

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Wedding Venues

Forest View Retreat Holiday Log Cabins

Introducing the Award Winning Forest View Retreat

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orest View R e t r e a t comprises two, 4 star Gold Award rated lodges on the edge of the Wyre Forest in North Wo r c e s t e r s h i r e . Offering tranquil getaways for over three and a half years, the

“Highly Commended in Worcestershire Welcome Awards Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2012. Finalists for the 2nd Year Running !.”

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purpose built retreat has a strict adult only policy, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and providing the ultimate in relaxation. With elegant, high quality furnishings, the lodges are ideal for couples and cater for all ages from students through to retired couples looking for a quiet break. The 15 acre site is home to an abundance of wildlife including foxes and other animals; insects and birds. Guests can also catch a glimpse of the rare White Deer from the balcony of their cabin. In 2010, Forest View’s management team added a wildlife pond which is very popular with guest photographers and painters.

The venue’s ‘no children’ policy has seen Forest View Retreat gain popularity as a renowned romantic break destination and, more recently the ultimate honeymoon hideaway. Guests are welcomed to relax on the decking or in the large Jacuzzi bath and enjoy complementary champagne and chocolates. The friendly management team can also tailor a stay to the requirements of the couple; providing professional massage and beauty treatments as well as decorations, balloons or flowers for special occasions or an anniversary. The surrounding farmland leads directly into the Wyre Forest for exploration by walking, biking or horse riding (grazing available), whilst numerous fishing pools, Golf courses give even more

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Editor’s comment “Such a delightful stay from start to finish. The most stunning homely cabins in beautiful surroundings. I highly recommend for a romantic getaway, hen get aways and honeymoons. We’re very keen to return again soon. 10/10”. choice of activities. The Georgian town of Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway, West Midland Safari Park and Go Ape Activity Centre are all nearby, and within walking distance there are several award winning restaurants and a local shop for your convenience.

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luebell Lodge is a one bedroom cabin with a king size bed whereas, Bramble Lodge features two double bedrooms. Each cabin has a well appointed lounge complete with flat screen television with freeview and DVD players, dining area and fully fitted kitchen. The spacious bathroom features a spa bath and Hydro Massage shower; decking with outside furniture, barbeque area and fire pit and New for 2012 a Hot Tub which is shared between the two cabins.

The perfect base to explore the West Midlands region; attractions in the local area include West Midlands Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway, Witley Court, Ludlow Castle and the National Exhibition Centre.

With direct access to the Wyre Forest via a bridle path; Forest View Retreat is also a haven for mountain biking, walking and horse riding – a bike rack is available, as is professional stabling and grazing for guest’s horses. Guided nature walks can also be arranged with a local expert to take in the retreat’s breathtaking surroundings.

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Guide, it has received a plethora of awards including “Most Romantic Restaurant” by the Harden’s Restaurant Guide for two years running, making it the perfect choice for a wedding reception. A breath-taking conservatory filled with a canopy of fairy-lit cherry blossom, roaring log fires and an oak-panelled private dining room set the scene for an intimate and beautiful wedding. Add to this an exquisite Provençale-inspired menu, which has seen Clos Maggiore maintain three AA rosettes and a multi-award winning wine list with over 2,000 bins, and you’re certain to have a truly magical day. With a professional and experienced team to take care of everything from the flowers, cake and chocolate to the decorations and photographer, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your special day. Clos Maggiore 33 King Street, Covent Garden London, WC2E 8JD Tel: 020 7379 9696 Email: enquiries@closmaggiore.com Website: www.closmaggiore.com

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Whitbourne Hall Arrive under the imposing Portico ~ Greet your guests in the pillared Hall Enjoy the views from the Terrace, champagne glass in hand ~ Dine in the Adam Revival Drawing Room

Make our beautiful Country House yours for your Wedding Day We offer you exclusive use of the grand reception rooms of this Grade II* Listed Building; Formal seating for 130; a full day to dress the rooms to your taste; a full day to clear away. Bring in your own Caterer, Music, Bar For more information Telephone 01886 821165 Email weddings@whitbournehall.com Whitbourne Hall, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5SE www.whitbournehall.com

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llow yourself the finest of experiences with red carpet treatment, tantalising cuisine, a choice of beautiful settings, ideal for that perfect wedding photograph, and complete peace of mind that your big day will be one of blissful memories.

140 guests for a wedding breakfast and 220 in the evening, provides an idyllic setting for your dream day offering beautiful views over these magnificent grounds. There are inclusive wedding packages available to suit all budgets with the amazing “I Do” package starting from only £2995*, based hether it is a traditional wedding, a civil on 40 day guests and 80 evening guests. ceremony or partnership, the Abbey Hotel has established a reputation for ith 100 contemporary bedrooms, unparalleled hospitality and service, and from special accommodation rates are the moment you contact them, the wedding available for wedding guests so co-ordinator will be on hand to organize every that they can party into the small hours aspect of your big day. For quality, helpfulness, without the worry of travelling home. attention to detail and the best memory of “The most incredible wedding experience your life, the Abbey Hotel is the venue for you. ever... My partner and I married at The Abbey in August.

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he Abbey also offers the opportunity to completely relax and revitalise with a fantastic spa onsite. Facilities include indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa pool and three treatment rooms, including a dual treatment room providing side-by-side treatments, offering luxury Dermalogica® and Ytsara® spa treatments. Spa days are available from only £50 per person which include a full day in the Spa, lunch and a choice of an amazing spa treatment. Plus for any bridesto-be this would make a perfect Hen Party base. We recommend the ‘Girls Night in Pyjama Party’. Priced at only £69.00 this girly break includes, overnight accommodation, full use of Health Club, 10% discount off any spa treatment pre-booked, a choice of ‘chick flick’ DVDs to watch in your room, a delicious, sharing platter supper served in your room and a hearty full English breakfast. A fun experience to share with friends! www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

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e must not forget the groom to be!! With a championship 18 hole golf course onsite, there is plenty to keep you entertained at the Abbey Hotel. And if time is a concern then hit some balls on the impressive new 2 tier 28 bay floodlit Driving Range. Combining golf, great food and fine ales is a perfect solution for any stag do!

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he Abbey really is the ultimate venue for your wedding celebrations. For further details or to arrange a showround call 01527 406600. To Download our Wedding Brochure please visit: www.theabbeyhotel.co.uk Next wedding Fayre: Sunday 26th January 2014, 11am – 3pm. Free admission, everyone welcome! Winter 2013 Weddings & Occasions


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Fernie Castle Hotel is a privately owned 14th century Castle situated near Cupar in the heart of the Ancient “Kingdom of Fife”, and is the perfect location for your Wedding from 2 to 180 guests.

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You don’t have to be a Princess to marry in a Castle! – We will treat you like one. Call us: (0)1337 810 381 Email: mail@ferniecastle.co.uk Website: www.ferniecastle.co.uk

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he Landmark London in Marylebone is a magical setting for an elegant city wedding, engagement party or renewal of vows and Wedding & Occasions Magazine has teamed up with the celebrated five-star hotel to offer one lucky reader a luxury stay for two. During their visit the winner and their guest will enjoy a night in one of The Landmark London’s luxurious guest rooms, an indulgent three-course dinner in the 2 AA rosette Winter Garden restaurant and a sumptuous hearty breakfast the following day. One of the world’s most prestigious hotels, the 11 events rooms at The Landmark London will complement all wedding requests and nuptial stages. From intimate affairs to grand gatherings for up to 750 people, the hotel’s highly experienced events teams and banqueting managers offer a variety of arrangements to deliver a memorable wedding experience, with additional staff specialising in Jewish, Greek, Asian and Arabic weddings. With 300 lavish guest rooms each elegantly furnished and offering an extensive array of in room amenities from Italian white marble bathrooms and classic Victorian furnishings to flat screen televisions, all of your guests can be well catered for. For those seeking something a little more special The Landmark London’s 51 luxurious suites comprising the largest array of suite options in the Capital - offers a sumptuous setting for newlyweds to retire for a bottle of chilled celebratory Champagne. All wedding couples holding their reception at The Landmark London can enjoy their first night stay in a luxury suite, complete with Champagne and traditional English breakfast the next morning complimentary.

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“This is a truly stunning venue with some great scenic areas of inside the hotel to have your pictures taken. The rooms are perfect and luxurious for your stay and the staff are brilliant making sure you’ll be looked after on your special day.”

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Perfect for some pre-nuptial pampering, The Spa & Health Club at The Landmark London is one of the leading destination spas in the Capital and offers a contemporary and luxurious environment in which to relax. Offering a tranquil urban escape with a full range of exceptional massage and body care therapies from organic VOYA range and world-renowned ESPA, it incorporates serene treatment rooms, a 15-metre chlorine-free heated swimming pool, a glass-walled poolside Klafs sanarium, menthol and sandalwood showers, steam rooms, a Jacuzzi and newly-refurbished gymnasium - also popular for brides-to-be seeking a chic sojourn with friends. In addition, The Winter Garden restaurant, with its soaring glass-roofed atrium is a sumptuous setting for wedding planning around decadent dinners, afternoon teas or Sunday Champagne Brunches whilst the sophisticated two twenty two restaurant & bar and intimate cocktail bar, The Mirror Bar are ideal spots for pre-wedding gatherings with friends and family. Originally opened as The Great Central Hotel in 1899, the elegant five-star Landmark London was the last of the great railway hotels and a favourite with A-list celebrities. One of the Britain’s most celebrated luxury hotels offering unparalleled personal service, first class facilities and refined luxury it provides an exceptional location for a wedding to remember. www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

Q: How many events rooms does The Landmark London have? a) 5 b) 7 c) 11 Please email your answer along with your name and address to lisa@weddingsandoccasions.co.uk Win: Overnight stay for two in one of The Landmark London’s luxurious guest rooms Three course dinner for two with a bottle of wine in The Winter Garden Restaurant Traditional English breakfast for two the following morning Terms and Conditions: Closing Date 2nd March 2014. Valid until 31st December 2014 Prize is subject to availability Non-transferable, no cash alternative The winner will be announced by 9th March 2014. Your details may be passed on to our advertisers who feature in this magazine. They will contact you with their best packages for your wedding day, if you would not like to be contacted then please state clearly in the email.

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our wedding day is probably the biggest day of your life; everything has to be just right - from the dress and the flowers to the cars and the reception. At The Mallard Suite, we understand the need for absolute perfection, and that’s why we believe we offer one of London’s top wedding venues. With a reception capacity of up to 480, and the suite itself licensed for 80 guests, we provide picture-perfect London wedding venues for both informal and formal wedding ceremonies. Set alongside the River Fray, The Mallard Suite is situated in the grounds of Q Vardis Riverside in Middlesex, with lush green gardens and a tranquil atmosphere that can feel like a world away from the hustle and bustle of London. Wedding Venues on a par with The Mallard Suite are rare, because we take every aspect of your wedding day to the next level, going above and beyond what you would expect. At our fabulous wedding venue in London we can do as little or as much as you like - from an intimate ceremony for a few

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guests with a buffet, up to our full Platinum package for the bride and groom with busy lives. With this package almost all you need to do is turn up we will take care of everything, from the limousine arrival and flowers to the wedding cake, live entertainment and even a week in a luxury apartment in Cyprus! You can see why we’re an exceptional example of wedding venues in London - with the added advantage of easy access from Heathrow, and the rail and road networks too. We offer fantastic wedding menus and mouth-watering buffets as part of our service, and all the little finishing touches that you won’t find at many of the other wedding venues in Middlesex. Talk to our wedding coordinator about planning your wedding at London’s best wedding venue - whether you’re looking for an inexpensive package to an extravagant and unrivalled event - we’ll make your day special -

guaranteed! Call 01895 270271 today for a viewing and an appointment at The Mallard Suite - a perfect example of the very best wedding venues London has to offer.

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et in 400 acres of rolling parkland, Sandon Hall is the perfect wedding venue Couples enjoy exclusive use, marrying and celebrating free of any distractions Weddings are bespoke with each one unique Marry in the Library, enjoy drinks in the gardens and dine in the Saloon before partying the night away Smaller parties can enjoy an intimate dinner in the Old Dining Room A bedroom is available in which brides can get ready and relax at their leisure High-quality catering is provided by our partners, Jenkinsons of Stafford Large or small, a wedding at Sandon Hall lives long in the memory‌..

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My fiance and I met by exchanging emails. He emailed me because he was too shy to arrange a date face to face, however when we met up he seemed a little stunned that I had arrived for our date as it was infact my sister who he was meant to arrange the date with and he’d got our email addresses mixed up! Both feeling very awkward we spent the afternoon chatting and we actually hit it off and are getting married next year! Jenny Bates - Leicestershire

I used to work as a PA for a marketing company and this one day which I’ll never forget, my boss was having a meeting with other managers in the company. As I was bringing the tray of tea’s in my heel gave in on me, down went the tea’s and down went me! I was so embarrassed but so happy now as the kind young man who helped me up is the man I’m now happily engaged to. He is in charge of making the tea’s in our house! Lucy Ingram - Birmingham

My boyfriend (now fiance) and I many years ago had been invited out for a posh meal at a fancy restaurant with his parents. It was the first time that I was meeting them and I obviously wanted to make a good impression so I popped on on the heels and a pretty wee dress. All was going well until I returned from the ladies room and to my horror I was informed by my father in law that my dress was tucked into the back of my knickers. Very embarrassing! We all have a good laugh about it now. Becky - Edinburgh

I was away at my friends hen do in Ibiza leaving my partner in charge of all the duties at home whilst I was away. I came home to a flooded kitchen and my pet hamster didn’t look like my little Tinkerbell. My hamster had sadly passed away so he tried to replace it with a bad attempted look-a-like. Bella the new Hamster is safe and well, the kitchen is recovered and he is good at some things so we’re still engaged! Sophie York - Reading

My partner used to always joke about winning the lottery as we’ve been engaged for over 3 years but we’ve been struggling to save for our wedding. Only a month ago it took him over an hour to convince me that we had actually won a fortune. We are both so very happy, we’ve been able to achieve things for our families and ourselves that we we’re struggling with before and we’re now busy planning the wedding that we’ve both been dreaming of for the past 3 years! Anonymous

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I was the bridesmaid for one of my best friends who wedded in Mexico a few years ago. Romance was certainly in the air as I got it on with the brides brother! We sneakily met up several times throughout the duration of our stay which was really exciting! We are extremely in love now and I’ve recently given birth to our beautiful baby boy.

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he wife enters the kitchen and found her husband busy killing flies. “What are you doing?” “I’m hunting flies.” “And have you killed any?” “Yes! 3 males and 2 females.” Surprised she asked him: “But how can you distinguish their sex?”

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oney, what do you prefer? A beautiful woman or an intelligent one?”

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little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?” “Sixteen,” the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly. “How do you know that?” “Easy,” the little boy said. “All you have to do is add it up, like the Bishop said:

4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer”

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couple came upon a wishing well. The husband leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny. The wife made a wish too, but she leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned. The husband was stunned for a moment but then smiled, “It really works!”

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wo friends were talking about the wonders of the East. Says one: “When we completed 25 years of marriage I took my wife to Japan.” “Really? That´s great! And what are you planing to do when you reach 50 years of marriage?” “I will probably go there once again and seek for her.”

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man inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Wife wanted.” Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.” couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically,“Relatives of yours?” “Yep,” the wife replied, “in-laws.” We’re looking for more stories for the spring edition. There will be a bundle of beauty goodies given as a prize to the top story. We want to hear about any nice or funny presents, treats or simply anything that your partner has done for you on special occasions (Birthdays, Valentines, Christmas etc..) Please email your stories along with your contact details to lisa@weddingsandoccasions.co.uk You will be notified before your story is published.

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For weddings abroad, Planet Holidays is the word.

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pecialist wedding tour operator Planet Holidays (0871 871 0405) or visit www.planetweddings.co.uk offers an unparalleled choice for wedding venues on the Greek mainland and 12 stunning islands. For those wishing to travel further south for year round wedding locations, Planet Holidays also showcase the best that is available on the island of Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of love. New for 2013 is the the “Hamam” (which was originally a Turkish Bath) built in the Byzantine era and the Paphos harbour Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site. Also new are two Limassol wineries: the Hadjiantonas Winery and the Limassol Cyprus Wine Museum. Each winery has its own special blend of old and new, traditional and modern, to lend itself to a memorable wedding setting.

What Planet Holidays can guarantee is their unrivalled experience in arranging weddings, which is second to none and comes with all the ‘know-how’ to help plan a very special day, guiding couples through all the documentation required and taking care of any individual requirements.

Other destinations include pretty Portugal where same-sex couples can now enjoy full civil partnership ceremonies at some wonderful venues in the Algarve, including a superb cliff top location at ‘The Lady of the Rock’, 18 km from Albufeira. New for 2014 will be a wonderful selection of wildly beautiful wedding venues in the Alantejo region of Portugal. Then there is magical Malta and quaint Gozo, two Mediterranean islands that are easily accessed from the UK. And for the ultimate celebrity style wedding venue, Italy from ‘top to toe’, has something designed to suit the most demanding of couples. Civil ceremonies, plus religious blessings and symbolic weddings, are available depending on the venue with prices starting from £900. Romantic, historic, scenic and unique locations are combined with luxurious boutique hotels or superb properties with many facilities including spas and golf courses that can accommodate small or larger parties to include all family and friends!

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Religious and civil ceremonies, a stunning reception for a large wedding party at the chosen resort hotel or a cosy celebration; bouquets to fit a specific colour scheme and advice on how to pack that outfit... the team at Planet Holidays will have all the answers and if they don’t, they will make sure to get them for you.

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MALTA DIRECT Couples planning to say ‘I do’ in the romantic setting of a sundrenched holiday location will love the ‘we can’ promise of leading specialist Malta Direct.

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ith a dedicated wedding planning department, Malta Direct is the perfect match for the bride and bridegroom looking for arrangements tailor-made down to the last detail or happy to choose from a host of great value-for-money packages. With more than 40 years’ experience of planning travel to the Mediterranean islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, Malta Direct brings this wealth of experience to wedding planning. Malta Direct is able to arrange dream weddings in beautiful settings to make that special day especially memorable. Civil or Catholic ceremonies are offered in a choice of unique, romantic locations and with all travel, accommodation, wedding reception and a host of other services taken care of, by leaving the arrangements to us, you can relax and enjoy your big day to the full. Malta is an ideal destination for a stress-free big day and more cost-effective than marrying in the UK. These islands enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate, friendly locals and English is widely spoken. Legal requirements are a minimum residency period of just three working days and with daily flights from the UK and a travel time of only hours, flexibility is a key benefit. Our wedding packages start from £399 and combine the essential ingredients, according to taste and budget. To our range of packages, extras can be added, from unique venues to beach locations with transportation by Rolls-Royce, classic car, vintage bus or horse and carriage, along with a choice of video and photography packages, musicians for the ceremony and reception, fireworks, releasing of doves, wedding gifts for guests and beauty treatments for the bride and her bridesmaids in the comfort of hotel room. Novel options include a ‘Wreck the dress’ photography package staged a few days after the ceremony, where the couple undertake a casual photoshoot in their wedding attire on a beach.

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yprus Dream Weddings is a long established, fully bonded & licensed wedding planners company operating as a Cyprus wedding planner/organiser. Establish since 1997 we offer an extensive range of package and tailor-made wedding services and can organise every aspect of getting married abroad in Cyprus ~ from the wedding ceremony and reception venue to photography, video, cars and floral arrangements. Since we started ten years ago, the ceremony venue options available have multiplied. From traditional church weddings to luxury hotels, from weddings on the beach to luxury villa weddings and from yachts to museums - there is sure to be something that says ‘you’.

LUXURY VILLA WEDDINGS For the ultimate in luxury and privacy you can NOW enjoy a Private Luxury Villa Wedding. We have an amazing selection of luxury private villas all personally and carefully selected to meet the highest standards for your big day. Each of our luxury villas are ideal for an intimate affair offering stunning views, complete privacy and a great choice for luxury accommodation, your wedding ceremony and wedding reception at the villa. Getting married in a private luxury villa is not just for the celebrities. Cyprus Villa Weddings are fast becoming a very popular choice for our clients and is where our experience, expertise and creativity will create the most beautiful day of yoaur lives. We’ll work discreetly alongside you before and throughout the day to make sure that everything goes like clockwork. For every foreseeable problem we have several different solutions – and we pride ourselves on our ability to calm even the most nervous bride or groom. We’re sure you will agree that this is a very stylish way to enjoy your wedding and we’ve offer some very flexible and adjustable wedding packages to include all that.

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hether you prefer a relaxed beach wedding ceremony or the sheer opulence of a chapel wedding, you can be sure that we have the expertise and experience to meet all of your ceremony requirements. We live here, we know all the venues intimately, and we will give you all the advice and guidance you will need to make your decision. We arrange the wedding service from start to finish with the utmost professionalism and have hundreds of happy couples testimony to prove it. You’ll always receive a five-star service from Cyprus Dream Weddings. We are committed to arranging your Cyprus wedding when you want it, where you want it and how you want it – leaving you free to concentrate on what is really important to you – each other.

BEACH WEDDINGS Cyprus beach weddings, It is proving very popular to have your wedding ceremony right by the beach. We offer some of the best beach locations in Cyprus. Your wedding ceremony is planned to be perform right on the beach during sunset time offering a unique experience to you and your wedding guests. Our exclusive wedding venue, The Pier is has become a favorite for our wedding couples looking for a beach wedding venue. This unique setting is surrounded by the sea giving an intimate and completely private feel to the ceremony. There is also an option to make an extra special entrance at this venue, by arriving by private luxury super yacht which is something very unique.

HOTEL WEDDINGS Hotel wedding in Cyprus are the most popular choice for many couples. Offering many advantages including having your accommodation, wedding ceremony and wedding reception all the same area offers a stress free day which will flow smoothly. We don’t offer hundreds of hotels but only a selection of the best. Our portfolio of wedding hotels in Cyprus have been personally selected and have been chosen after 16 years of planning weddings, for their stunning and unique venues, beautiful views, quality of service and the high standards of accommodation all these accompanied by the greatest Cypriot hospitality.

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Fireworks lassic Fireworks provide breathtaking professional firework displays for your special day. We can provide spectacular fireworks displays designed to your specific requirements that your guests will recall with pleasure. Nothing entertains like a firework display. The stunning colours and effects will captivate all your guests and make your big day the most memorable ever.

At Classic Fireworks we pride ourselves on providing a first class tailor made service to all our customers providing personal service and value for money. We are a nationwide firework display company so cover your area with no extra costs.

We can choreograph a display to music so you can enjoy the fireworks dancing to your favourite song or even light up the sky with lance work of your names, heart, initials or champagne bottle. Worried about the noise? We specialise in low noise fireworks to suit even the most sensitive locations. Do you want a white wedding? We can even provide snow on your special day. Our dancing flames choreographed to music are 10 metres to 15 metres high and bring a new dimension to any event. Please visit our website at www.classicsfx.co.uk Safety and satisfaction are always top of our agenda. All staff members are highly trained and experienced and Classic Fireworks is a member of the Explosives Industry Group and the British Pyrotechnics Association. So remember, whatever your budget, actions really do speak louder than words. Why not let Classic Fireworks do the talking for you??

Call 0844 800 8542 or 07739043503 or go online and visit www.classicfireworks.co.uk to add that extra special touch to your wedding day.

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For the best Wedding Shows Tel: 0843 289 2742 or Mobile: 07825 156716 Email: info@captivatingevents.co.uk

The Middlesex & Buckinghamshire Wedding Show – 12th January 2014

The Bull Hotel Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire, SL9 7PA Free Admission. 11am – 3.30pm. Fashion Show 1pm Free prize draw – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for 2 in one of our executive bedrooms (T&C apply)

The Donnington Grove Newbury Wedding Show – 26th Jan 2014 The Donnington Grove Hotel, Grove Road, Donnington, Newbury, Berks, RG14 2LA Free Admission. 11am – 3.30pm. Free prize draw – Meal for two with wine, Free Goody Bag,

The Plymouth Wedding Show – 2nd Feb 2014

Holiday Inn, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2HJ Free Admission. 11am – 3.30pm. Free prize draw - £1000 off your wedding at the Plymouth Holiday Inn, Fashion Show at 1pm,

The Berkshire Wedding Show – 9th Feb 2014 Trunkwell Mansion House, Beech Hill Rd, Beech Hill, Reading, RG7 2AT Free Admission. 11am – 3.30pm. Free prize draw - Fashion Show at 1pm

Free Goody Bag VIP tours available on request Pre registration available online at www.captivatingevents.co.uk www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

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ents Elem of Grace Events

Elements  Grace Wedding Fayre

The City Pavilion, Collier Row Road, Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH

Contact: Sarah - 07849127644

ents Elem of Grace Events

Sunday 2nd March 2014 11:00 to 16:00

£3.00 Advance ticket purchase / £5.00 on the door ticket interest to tickets@elementsofgrace.co.uk Brides to be can register in advance or on the day for a free goody bag, including the latest weddings & occasions and Essex venues magazines - sarah@elementsofgrace.co.uk

Wedding Fairs Organised by Berkshire Wedding Fairs Sunday 26th January Bisham Abbey Marlow Road, Bisham, nr Marlow, Bucks SL7 1RR

Please quote

11am-3.00pm Free admission

Sunday 2nd February Taplow House Hotel Berry Hill, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 0DA

12noon-3.30pm Free admission

Sunday 9th February Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10 Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading, Berkshire RG41 5TS

11am-3.00pm Free admission

Sunday 16th February Holiday Inn Farnborough Lynchford Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6AZ

11am-3.00pm Free admission

Sunday 23rd February pentahotel Reading Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 7RH

11am-3.00pm Free admission

www.berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk info@berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk

www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

07708 249 440 | 07990 711 444 www.facebook.com/berkshireweddingfairs

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Winter 2013 Weddings & Occasions


ents Elem of Grace Events

Elements  Grace Wedding Fayre

The City Pavilion, Collier Row Road, Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH

Contact: Sarah - 07849127644

ents Elem of Grace Events

Sunday 2nd March 2014 11:00 to 16:00

£3.00 Advance ticket purchase / £5.00 on the door ticket interest to tickets@elementsofgrace.co.uk Brides to be can register in advance or on the day for a free goody bag, including the latest weddings & occasions and Essex venues magazines - sarah@elementsofgrace.co.uk www.weddingsandoccasions.co.uk

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Wedding Fayers

Perfect Brides

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Hilton Hotel Coventry - Jan 26th  Chesford grange - Feb 9th  Nailcote Hall - Feb 16th  Brandon Hall - Feb 23rd Hilton Warwick - March 9th  St. John’s Hotel Solihull - March 16th Lower Precint Coventry - March 22nd (10am - 5pm) All shows 11am - 3pm unless specified Over 400 exhibitors for these shows combined FREE ENTRY TO EVERYONE Goody bag to all brides Fashion show at 12pm and 1.45pm Champagne reception Pre register at www.perfectbrides.co.uk to receive email before the show for all Winter 2013 Weddings & Occasions special offers for each event.


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