Keep your Summer Scent Alive this autumn


As autumn approaches, our wardrobes have gone from summer dresses to thick jumpers almost overnight. With colder days and darker nights comes the desire to stay in, and watch TV while the wind is blowing outside. Gone are long, hot summer evenings, taking with them our energy and joie de vivre.

However, you can combat the winter blues and re-live your summer memories with one simple beauty essential – your fragrance. Here, industry leading experts Fragrance & Beauty, explain the key tricks to keeping your summer scent alive during the new season.

Bride & Groom Direct – Bizarre Wedding Requests


From a young age, girls around the world dream about their perfect wedding day, and when the time to get married does finally come around, the big day will be need to be meticulously planned out down to the finest details.

Using scrapbooks and Pinterest boards, the dresses will have been painstakingly chosen from thousands available, and the playlist will have caused a fair few arguments due to different tastes in music.

Long distant family members and old school friends will have been cut from the guest list, before being added back on again, and finding something to eat that everyone agrees on can take months.

Build your own Wedding


Choosing a wedding venue is arguably, one of the biggest choices a couple can make when it comes to planning their big day, and the chance of finding one which meets every expectation is a tall order.

Karen James-Watkins of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, shares with us her observations over the last couple of years, reflecting on the notable rise in couples wanting the ability to “build their own” wedding, ensuring their day is unique and personal to them.  

Historic venue offers perfect pairing for luxury wedding events

An historic London venue is throwing open its doors to wedding planners and Brides and Grooms to be this Autumn in an event which showcases the full potential of its expansive site.

The Royal Horticultural Halls Lindley Hall, which regularly hosts events for London Fashion Week, international car launches and even played host to President Obama’s Town Hall speech, is a popular venue for luxury events. With its expansive and prestigious backdrop, the space allows for beautiful grand scale weddings.

The wedding showcase event, planned for Saturday 1st October will feature demonstrations of lighting, draping, furniture and floral displays, enabling visitors to experience the full potential of the Georgian-featured, glass vaulted ceilinged space.


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We want your wedding day or special event to be as unique as you are. Favours and Gifts that are stylish and contemporary to give your guests something truly memorable to take home from your special day.

DIY Weddings made easy

With the average UK wedding costing a whopping £20,000, it’s not surprising that money-saving DIY weddings are becoming increasingly popular. Even small changes, such as creating your own table decorations, can save you hundreds of pounds with minimum fuss. What’s more, they’ll make your wedding day just as special as you always dreamed it would be, with an added personal touch.

It’s now easier than ever to achieve this; with a great range of products on offer to help you achieve the look you want, a little bit of creativity can go a long way.

Upcycling is a fantastic way to transform old or unwanted items into personalised, on-trend designs to complement your wedding, whether you’re looking for shabby-chic or a bit of luxury without breaking the bank.

You will never guess where this is?

Palm Trees. Check. Lavender. Check. Cascading red geraniums off wrought iron balconies. Check. Spectacular fountains with fire balls on water. Check. The sound of crickets. Check. Is this a faraway exotic location? No, this is the recently opened Le Petit Chateau in Otterburn, quite simply the newest, coolest, and most original hotel and wedding venue in the UK.

The multi-million pound transformation of a derelict hotel into Le Petit Chateau, a French country manor, surrounded by a breath taking, palm tree filled, Mediterranean garden is the brainchild of North East entrepreneur Duncan Fisher and his award-winning leisure company, which own many popular North East venues including Newton Hall, As You Like It, and The Joiners Arms.

Here comes the high street bride

Planning a wedding can be a stressful job, and perfect wedding dress can be an even harder task - especially if you’re not looking for the big day to be traditional. With the rise of themed weddings and relaxed beach affairs taking over the classic church theme, brides are given the opportunity to do it their way more than ever.  Whilst a wedding may require extreme planning and care, the option to choose a spontaneous, laid back affair is gaining popularity, and fast! 

Wedding Table Planning Made Easy

When preparations for your wedding enter the final month, virtually all of the main aspects will have been long since closed off and it’s down to the finer details of the day. One of these later tasks is to arrange where your guests will be seated for the reception. It can be a time-consuming process but it’s worth taking the time to organise it as carefully as possible, as all it takes is one unwise move to impact upon everyone’s enjoyment of the evening.

Down in the Garden - Where Everyone Should Go...

New Floral Workshop Flower Fairies Create Help Everyone's Dreams Come True

Highgate Florist and Gardens have opened up a new floral service in the heart of their village, in East Sussex - where everyone is welcome to see, smell, pick and make their own floral arrangements and crowns for all their upcoming events and celebrations.

Whether you are a bride to be, a maid of honour who is looking for a great and memorable event, or maybe even a mum looking for a great holiday event for your little ones to get their hands stuck in to. This is the place for you.

Flower Fairies Create is the new service in Rotherfield which is fun, unique and something the whole family will love.

The good, the bad & the ugly

Online reviews website Be Wedding Wise share their top tips for spotting the rogues from the reputable when it comes to wedding suppliers

A wedding day is one of the most significant and expensive days of a couple’s life with many months and often years spent organising the big day. A perfectly planned stress-free occasion is top of the bridal agenda yet the final outcome lies in the hands of a team of trusted, reputable suppliers with the nous and know-how to deliver a seamless celebration.

Be Wedding Wise, the UK’s first fully vetted reviews-based website, shares its top tips for spotting the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to booking a dream team.

Don’t tell the bride! Men need to do their homework

From the correct way to wear a wedding ring, to the tradition of the wedding breakfast, the results of a new Nuptial Knowledge quiz found that modern men still struggle with long established wedding traditions.

Produced by QHotels, who host hundreds of weddings each year, the Wedding IQ quiz pitted 500 men and women against each other  with the aim of finding out which sex knows more about getting married. The results show that 21st century men still have a lot to learn about weddings, with women storming to the lead.

Natural History Museum offers North Hall as exclusive wedding space for summer 2017

Natural History Museum offers North Hall as exclusive wedding space for summer 2017

From January until August 2017 the Natural History Museum will offer couples the exclusive opportunity to host their wedding reception in the majestic North Hall as Hintze Hall temporarily closes its doors to make way for a new installation.

To begin the celebrations, couples can host a relaxing drinks and canapé reception in the museum’s tranquil Darwin Centre courtyard. The strikingly contemporary space is easily adapted to suit specific themes and offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

En route to North Hall, guests will be taken on a spectacular journey through the world class exhibits that the musem has to offer.

Wedding Co-ordinator saves the day!


On July 22nd Ceri and Dave were all ready to say their vows with a beautiful outside ceremony at noon but at 11.55 only one registrar had turned up and there was no sign from the other who was conducting the wedding. The owner and wedding coordinator Julia Pugh refused to have the wedding cancelled and offered to step in and marry them both. 

Garthmyl Hall on the Powys and Shropshire borders is a brand new Exclusive hire wedding venue, offering the day that the couple want not what we dictate. We believe in going above and beyond for our couples and this wedding really proved that! It was only the halls 4th wedding as they only opened late April this year.