Want to win a personalised wedding sign, make sure you read on - 2018 is forecast to be a great year for love. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to tie the knot on the 18th May this year and Ed Sheeran is building a private chapel at his home in Suffolk, ready to wed his childhood sweetheart, Cherry Seaborn. We highly anticipate fairy tale-style weddings from both couples!
It's not just the bride that wants to look their best on their big day. Grooms also want to make sure they are in peak condition when they wait at the end of the aisle, all eyes on them, for their wife to be to walk down to them. That's why Vows and Venues has teamed up with Stuart Miles, the UK's leading anti-ageing expert and founder of MilesYounger.com to bring our grooms this amazing prize... an exclusive one to one Grooming and Style consultation for your big day, with Stuart Miles. This can be over Skype for convenience.
Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample.
Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State.
Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters.
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For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...
In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...
It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.
The London Helicopter and Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London have unveiled the ultimate proposal package set to leave any couple on cloud nine.
An experience designed to excite and delight at every turn, the proposer has the opportunity to pop the question at 1000ft overlooking the city’s spectacular skyline, then afterwards sweep a loved one off their feet in a luxurious suite at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London.
Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club is an impressive 17th century country retreat set in 200 acres of Hertfordshire parkland with a Jack Nicklaus II designed golf course, well-appointed spa and highly-regarded restaurants. Hanbury Manor has furthered its position as one of the UK’s most inspirational wedding venues following an extensive £1.7m refurbishment and development of its event spaces by internationally renowned Lucid Interior Design. The fabulous results were revealed on 5 April 2018.
When it comes to Wedding planning, it’s hard to know before you start the preparations just how much it’s going to cost everyone involved. From the in-laws and the bride and groom to that particularly devoted best friend/maid of honour. With Circle, it becomes easier to pay everyone back by requesting and sending money through their Groups feature and adding a note or gif to accompany it. This can help especially with hen and stag costs.
Organising the Hen and Stag nights out, can be very tricky, in fact - social payments app, Circle, has found that when it comes to hen and stag dos - a huge amount of organisers are left out of pocket following the celebrations.
Whether you’re raising a glass to the happy couple or cheering to beautiful bridesmaids, let's face it, drinks are an integral part of any wedding. With the summer months fast approaching and our thirst increasing, we’ve been chatting to Guides for Brides to find out some of the best wedding bar ideas and how you can add a fun element to your wedding bar.
The best wedding bar ideas from Guide to Brides
A Vintage Tub
Goldsmiths believe an engagement ring is a symbol of eternal commitment; however choosing the dream ring can be a daunting process. It’s essential that it is not only the perfect fit in size but also the right style for you or the person you intend on asking to share your life with. For those searching for inspiration, luxury high street jeweller Goldsmiths has shared an insider insight into what the ring says about its wearer and takes a closer look at a selection of its most iconic styles…
Goldsmiths tells us what the ring says about the wearer
The Brilliant Cut – The Timeless Bride
Choosing your wedding outfits, either bride or bridesmaids, can be stressful enough without the added worry of how to find pretty lingerie that suits your style of dress. Do you have a low back, deep cleavage, lace sides or simply want the freedom of not worrying about straps at all. That’s the MAGIC of the Va Va Voom bra from Magic Bodyfashion.
Many brides and bridesmaids will feel the desire to boost their curves a little for the big day and the Va Va Voom allows you to decide how much boost you want and need in your dress to create the required look. The clever drawstring front closure creates this push-up effect by pulling the breast together, which instantly creates the best cleavage possible and the MAGIC begins!
Finding a wedding present that is as unique as the happy couple can be a difficult task. A set of bathroom towels, although useful, can seem a little impersonal and won’t necessarily last a lifetime… That’s why art makes such a wonderful wedding gift; it’s original, personal and will make any new house immediately feel like a home.
But where to find unique art that suits your budget, for the perfect wedding gift
The artist Anna Wright has a wide range of beautiful art prints which are full of affection, humour and originality and that will suit any couple (and budget) in celebrating their big day. Prices for her prints start at £25 and are all available to buy on www.annawright.co.uk
With their rich history, beautiful surroundings and stunning architecture the Treasure Houses of England venues are proving the perfect location for some of the world’s most extravagant wedding celebrations.
Last year Blenheim Palace, one of the 10 iconic palaces, castles and stately homes, played host to a lavish £5m ceremony as Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar tied the knot with Nigerian billionaire Folarin Alakija.
However the UNESCO World Heritage site and Treasure House venues also cater for budgets of all sizes.
If you want to know how to create the perfect vegan wedding, then look no further – we have spoke to Niki Webster, Founder of RebelRecipes.com - the qualified raw chef and award-winning vegan blogger who has over 260K followers and is growing daily. She is known for her delicious and easily accessible recipes and creating a sustainable way of including vegan into your daily live and she has put together her top tips on creating the perfect vegan wedding, so you can sit back and enjoy every part.
Top tips for planning a vegan wedding
Finding the right venue
The Urban Wedding Company invite you to the one and only Urban Wedding Fayre. Here at the urban wedding company we like to do things differently. If you are planning a non-traditional wedding or looking for some unique, quirky, ideas then the urban wedding fayre is for you. We are flying the flag for creative, local independent trusted suppliers that do not conform to the standard wedding industry traditions.
The venue for this fayre is at the amazing Manchester Art Gallery, a beautiful urban setting perfect for couples looking for something a bit different for their day. There will be guided tours throughout the day and set ups to show how to make the most of the venue.