WIN a set of 6 stunning mixed-cuttings champagne glasses from Hurn & Hurn

WIN a set of 6 stunning mixed-cuttings champagne glasses from Hurn& Hurn

Let’s raise a glass to the happy couple! Champagne glasses are the iconic wedding gift, encompassing all the celebration, fun and elegance of the big day itself. But what if you could upgrade that wedding gift to something extra special? 

As luck would have it, Vows and Venues has teamed up with unique home accessories emporium, Hurn & Hurn, to give you the chance of winning a set of 6 stunning Pols Pottencoloured champagne flutes; the perfect wedding gift for the next Mr & Mrs in your life (or a treat for yourself – we won’t tell if you don’t!)

WIN £50 of vouchers to spend online at Zen Wardrobe

WIN £50 of vouchers to spend online at Zen Wardrobe

Who doesn’t love shopping for a new wedding outfit? It’s practically an unwritten rule that, once that wedding invitation lands on the doormat, you need to be on the lookout for a fabulous new outfit to rock up to the venue in.

It helps if there’s a big and beautiful range of styles to choose from. And it helps even more if you can get your hands on a chunk of free money to help pay for it. Funnily enough that’s exactly what we’re offering right here. Vows and Venues has teamed up with exclusive designer fashion label, Zen Wardrobe, to put you in with a chance of winning £50 worth of vouchers to spend absolutely anywhere on the Zen site.

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

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. 

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine -

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine 

and win £100 in vouchers

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.

Make the next moment in history yours at Cardigan Castle

Make the next moment in history yours at Cardigan Castle

Couples looking to create a personalised wedding in a historic venue can find inspiration for their big day at Cardigan Castle. 

Surrounded by Medieval walls and spanning 900 years of history, Cardigan Castle offers a blend of the old and the new, having recently undergone a £13 million restoration.

Couples can hold their wedding ceremony in the Tower Rooms or in the Cardigan Castle’s on-site restaurant, followed by a drinks reception on the grass or in a pavilion.

Foodie Weddings

Foodie Weddings

Gone are the days where the newlyweds never get to taste the food that they spent the last six months planning! As the food offering works it way up the list of a wedding’s most important elements, we explore the rise of the foodie wedding and how you can add your own tasty twists to your big day.

It’s safe to say that the foodie revolution has truly engrained itself in every aspect of modern life and weddings are no exception. With wedding cakes made with layers of brie and camembert and brides parading down the aisle with edible bouquets, now is the time to welcome in a new age where the cuisine takes centrestage. 

10 Benefits Of Exfoliation

10 Benefits Of Exfoliation

It’s an essential beauty step for many of us, here’s why…

Glowing skin, exfoliating removes dead skin cells which in turn makes skin look fresher with a more even skin tone. Applying make-up over exfoliated skin will enable you to have a smoother complexion, however, it is also important to exfoliate your whole body too. Try The Beauty Caffe Coffee Scrub, £12.99, www.theskinnycaffe.com for soft skin head to toe.

Reducing breakouts by unclogging pores from excess oils which can cause acne and blemishes. Exfoliating helps remove dirt from the root of the cause, making it a powerful cleansing step for a clearer complexion.

How to deliver a memorable best man or best woman speech

How to deliver a memorable best man or best woman speech

The biggest wedding of the year is now done and dusted. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed before millions of spectators and TV viewers, but the one thing we didn’t get to witness was the speeches. It has been hinted that Prince William’s best man’s speech was particularly “naughty” and that Meghan herself took to the microphone to express her gratitude towards the royal family for making her so welcome. 

Tie The Knot With An Independent Wedding

Tie The Knot With An Independent Wedding

With 2018 wedding season in full swing, online platform for independent boutiques Trouva.com has teamed up with wedding stationary specialist boutique Quill London to reveal 2018’s top wedding trends as brides-to-be seek distinctive, anti-chain weddings.

Gone are the days of the generic high-street department store wedding lists and registry office marriages; modern couples are now seeking beautiful and bespoke experiences, unique to them and their story.

Following the Royal Wedding, brides and grooms-to-be in London warned hidden risk could cost them thousands

Following the Royal Wedding, brides and grooms-to-be in London warned hidden risk could cost them thousands

As the Royal Wedding celebrations settle into fond memories, London brides and grooms-to-be are warned to be wary of massive financial loss if they neglect to protect their upcoming nuptials.    

Specialist insurance expert Johnathan Lloyd, from Lycetts, has advised that any couple making like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and tying the knot should be aware of hidden risks. If not, new couples could face thousands of pounds of loss. 

Though it may pain prospective couples to consider it, there is a risk of things going wrong in the run-up to their big day. Additional insurance can help cover for issues such as stolen wedding gifts, or missing rings, says the specialist. 

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool is all about the restoration of one of the city’s most historic and iconic buildings.

Set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stylish and spacious 153-bedroom hotel, unique event space West Bay, Stanley’s Bar and Grill, Rum Bar, Maya Blue Wellness and adjoining the incredible Rum Warehouse, has been the catalyst for change in the north of the city.

Titanic Hotel is an experience less ordinary. 

Wedding venues tailored to your special day at Titanic Hotel Liverpool

The UK Wedding Event

The UK Wedding Event

The UK Wedding Event are responsible for some of the biggest wedding fayres in Yorkshire.

Their flagship show at York Racecourse features over 100 exhibitors and is staged twice yearly in March and October along with the big West Yorkshire event they organise at Leeds United’s Elland Road every November.

In addition to these large scale shows, The UK Wedding Event also work closely with a number of leading hotels and venues in the region to organise more intimate wedding fayres.

If you are interested in exhibiting in any of our events, please email sales@theukweddingevent.co.ukfor further information.

Five-star Seaham Hall, introduces summer weddings with a difference for 2019

Five-star Seaham Hall, introduces summer weddings with a difference for 2019

It’s unlikely that Seaham Hall requires an introduction. This glorious Georgian manor house, situated on County Durham’s heritage coast, is one of the UK’s most special and sought-after wedding venues. 

New for 2019: Couples keen on having a ‘destination wedding’, yet mindful of the logistics and costs involved for their guests, can have the best of both worlds.

Outdoor wedding ceremonies, overlooking the beach

Summer BBQ weddings 

Budget Wedding Tips From The Majestic Hotel

Budget Wedding Tips From The Majestic Hotel

As wedding season is well and truly underway, The Majestic Hotel’s wedding coordinator Alicja Kulinska has shared some insider tips for couples looking to tie the knot without breaking the bank.

Alicja said: “Weddings come in all shapes and sizes depending on the budget which couples are working towards. However with careful planning, savvy thinking and an innovative wedding coordinator, there’s no need to have to compromise on arrangements for the special day. 

Your Favourite Cocktails To Have And To Hold

Your Favourite Cocktails To Have And To Hold

Cocktails On Tap by Frizzenti are delighted from this Summer they will be offering Mojito, Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, Negroni Sbagliato and Pornstar Martini for weddings.

Available to hire in a mobile bar, the cocktails are created and served in just 5 seconds – including all the classic favourites to please everyone.

Founder George Workman has ensured that only the best quality ingredients are used so that customers get a drink that exceeds expectations. The end product is something that wedding guests will not believe has come out of a tap, and that quickly. It’s a winning formula.