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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.

4 wedding ring ideas with a difference

wedding ring

Marrying the love of your life is one of the most important things you’ll ever do, and choosing the perfect jewellery to commemorate the event is no easy feat. So, if you and your spouse-to-be are struggling to find the perfect pair of rings, we’re here to help. Here are some interesting ways to go about getting yourselves the perfect mementos to mark the beginning of the rest of your lives together.

Design your own rings

Christmas is the most engaging time of the year

Ring in a box

'The magical time of the year is upon us when the homes are filled with Christmas sweets, the town is filled with Christmas parties & social media is full of quotes from the Elf movie. But something else is also filling up our Facebook feeds - the engagement announcements! It seems that every couple you know and their sister, have suddenly got engaged. Are we just imagining this correlation between the holiday season and the increase of 'I'm marrying my best friend!' posts?

The Vault offers weddings and events in new function room

A UNIQUE leisure facility run by people with autism and learning difficulties is now taking bookings for weddings and other events.

The Vault, formerly the Rivers Edge Hotel in Gateshead, is set to become the UK’s first hotel for young people with a range of learning difficulties. Last month it unveiled an American style diner which serves the public and local businesses.

Now the development has moved on a stage further with the opening of its new function room, which will cater for weddings, meetings and other occasions.

The room will hold up to 120 people and has been designed to give young trainees the chance to learn about another aspect of the hospitality industry.

Bunch of Prizes for Bride-to-Be

bride to be Hana Khan catches bouqet to win prizes from Bride The Wedding Show at Tatton Park

Cheshire Girl, Hana Khan wins her wedding at Bride Bouquet Toss 

Brides-to-be gathered at Tatton Park on Saturday 3 December for a bouquet toss hosted by bride: The Wedding Show. Up for grabs – quite literally - for the bride who caught the bouquet was a package that included the wedding cake, bridal bouquet, a photobooth, wedding vehicle, tipi honeymoon suite, 50% discount off hire of Tatton Park as a wedding venue – and much more! 

The lucky bride who won this fantastic package was Cheshire girl Hana Khan. Having been proposed to less than a month ago in Dubai, by long-term best friend and boyfriend of four years Jonathan Collins, the pair are now set to wed in September 2017. 

Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa, enjoy a romantic honeymoon

Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa, Turkey, enjoy a romantic honeymoon

The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa in Turkey enjoys an enviable location nestled between the spectacular Verdant mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Boasting breathtaking views of these dramatic landscapes and its own private beach, the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is a stunning place to stay and enjoy a romantic honeymoon.

River Rooms for a Christmas wedding full of festive excitement

upper river room, River Rooms London wedding venue


For a Christmas wedding full of personality and festive excitement, take a look at the River Rooms, central London. Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year; with the endless Christmas parties, family gatherings and frantic present buying, the winter season is hectic for the best of us let alone a soon to be bride or groom!

Planning a Christmas wedding has all of the added excitement that the festive season brings, but dressing a venue and sourcing endless supplies of garlands, table centers and themed ornaments can be an unwelcome headache at this time of year.  

Rural idyll Blackwell Grange the destination for Cotswolds weddings

Blackwell Grange Wedding Venue

Steeped in history, Blackwell Grange is an award-winning working farm that has also previously been run as a successful racehorse yard. Set amidst beautiful, unspoiled countryside and framed by sweeping rural views the venue is complemented by a beautiful country garden, herb garden and woodland dell.

The farm is home to pedigree sheep and free range bantams and is surrounded by picturesque villages, all adding to its rural charm.

Arctic Circle Blooms with Arctic Flowers Bridal Collection for AW16

Arctic Diamonds Engagement ring bridal collection

Ethical jewellery brand Arctic Circle Diamonds has unveiled its latest bridal collection Arctic Flowers, featuring sculptural engagement rings crafted in Fairtrade gold and set with scintillating Arctic Circle Canadian diamonds.

With flowing white and yellow gold designs, the Arctic Flowers collection comprises sweeping fourclaw and crossover engagement rings, alongside matching stud earrings and pendants in that wrap embrace the brand’s signature Arctic Circle diamonds. Beautifully feminine, the Arctic Flowers collection is inspired by the petals and leaves of the delicate flowers that survive in the frozen tundra of Scandinavia, as well as northern Canada where Arctic Circle diamonds are mined.

Arctic Circle reveals Northern Lights:

Arctic DIamonds Daywear Collection

the first daywear Canadian diamond collection

Arctic Circle Diamonds has unveiled the latest designs from its Northern Lights collection of Fairtrade gold and Canadian diamond jewellery, created in collaboration with British jewellery designer Sarah Jordan.

The daywear diamond collection is designed for women seeking elegant and eyecatching diamonds perfectly suited to everyday wear. Combining Sarah Jordan’s signature flowing style with Arctic Circle’s Canadian diamonds and Fairtrade gold, Northern Lights pays homage to the shimmer and shapes of the aurora borealis, witnessed over the Arctic region where the diamonds are mined.

4 original ways to celebrate your wedding anniversary

hand wearing a ring

Wedding anniversaries are very special occasions, where you look back on the biggest day of your life while celebrating the happy times that you’ve spent together since. However, like other events that come around on an annual basis, if you put a lot of effort into one particular year, the others can sometimes pale in comparison. 

Thankfully, there are quite a few things you can do to rekindle the magic of a wedding anniversary and ensure it is an occasion that you can both really enjoy. To help you out, we’ve put together four of our favourite things to do on an anniversary that are both original and memorable. Read on to find out more.

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