Five fabulous Christmas/Winter themed weddings

Christmas/Winter themed weddings

Crisp, frosty landscapes, candles flickering on the window ledge, mulled wine simmering on a roaring fire as the snow falls silently outside, there’s something magical and unique about having a wedding at Christmas. In fact, the colder months are becoming an increasingly popular time for couples to tie the knot. If you are thinking about getting married during the winter season, take a look at five fabulous Christmas/winter wedding themes that might whet your appetite further to take the plunge and have a magical winter wedding.

1- An all-white wedding

5 Ideas For A Classy Winter Hen Party

Hen Party

Murder She Wrote

If butler in the buffs and pink stetsons aren’t your idea of a great night out, then look no further. Michelle Clarke knows a thing or two about a classy hen do. In the colder months, an intimate indoor location is key. Throw in some fab activities and you’re onto a winning winter hen party…

A murder mystery evening might seem an obvious one but it’s a great way to bring the hen party together and bring out the guests theatrical sides! Plus it’s an event that can be held almost anywhere. Choose a theme to suit your bride to be, her favourite Dickens novel, movie characters, or Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatters.

A Spa Weekend

Are Brits the world's worst daters?

43% of UK respondents claim they have never approached someone they find attractive. Explore's new global dating infographic & latest survey results to discover whether we are just plain terrible at dating.

A OnePoll survey of 1000 Brits has revealed that the Romeos and Juliets of the UK could be among the world's worst daters. The fresh data shows that as a nation we are typically shy, not exactly chivalrous and even unromantic…

• 43% of Brits have never approached someone they find attractive
• 44% of men have never paid for their first date
• 14% of the British public have never been on a first date

A Moment of Magic


'Here at A Moment of Magic, we create luxury personalised Wedding & Event Stationery.

We aim to ensure our love and passion for all things colour, fashion, trend, and of course beautiful paper & card, shines through in each piece of stationery we create.

We ensure to supply you with excellent customer service and make this part of your journey as magical as possible. We have a number of items to hire for your special day, including Post boxes, Mirrors & Easels & not forgetting our AMAZING 4ft Love Lights.

We aim to make your day stand out & a moment not to be forgotten.'

The Scottish wedding show share their favourite trends that are set to be big in 2017

With 2016 slowly coming to an end we’re looking to 2017 and what wedding trends the year will bring. The Scottish Wedding Show takes us through some of their favourite trends set to be big for the coming season.


For all the brides-to-be who are readying themselves for the gruelling task of hunting down the perfect dress don’t panic, we’ve provided a complete low down on the top fashion trends.

2017’s runway collections are hitting us with a range of quirky and sophisticated trends to suit everyone.

Dare to bare

Here comes the bride...and groom

Forest of Arden’s Wedding Co-ordinators Explore the Recent Changes in the Wedding Planning Process

According to Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club’s wedding co-ordinators, Olivia Bevan and Faye Knight, the last 18 month has seen a shift towards grooms becoming more involved in the wedding planning process. 

Faye, explains: “We are seeing more couples saving up and paying for the wedding themselves, rather than getting help from their parents, which means both the bride and groom are wanting to be more involved throughout the planning process . 

“In the past it has often been the bride, usually alongside her parents, that we’ve worked with to plan the big day, but now we are seeing the grooms’ involvement at nearly every stage.”

5 reasons to have your wedding at home

wedding at home


Five reasons to have your wedding at home from bespoke caterer and event specialists Dine

If you are lucky enough to have space in the garden, there’s something nicely relaxed and intimate about being able to hold your wedding in your own home or in the home you grew up in.  Such an individual location enables you to buck the trend and create your own traditions by putting your own personal stamp on your day in a unique family setting.  Your home will already hold so many memories; wouldn’t it be amazing to add more from your own wedding day? 

1. Flexibility

Build your own Wedding

Build your own Wedding – The Rise of Personal Touches to Your Big Day

Choosing a wedding venue is arguably, one of the biggest decisions 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.

Survey Finds Traditional Stag/Hen Do Is Over

Hen Do

‘I Do’ - Survey Finds That 25% Of Bride and Grooms Organise Their Own Stag and Hen Parties


Stag and hen parties have long held mythological status among those going on them. Brides- and grooms-to-be get nervous about what fate awaits them. However, according to a new research, these preconceptions are largely wrong, or at least they are on the wane.

The survey of over 2,000 respondents found that almost 90% of all UK stag and hen-do-goers regret nothing that happened on the stag do and would happily tell their partners everything that went on.

The Engine Shed a truly unique venue

Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is based in the heart of picturesque Wetherby and began its life as a goods shed on the Harrogate to Church Fenton railway line. Now a Grade II listed building, The Engine Shed has been superbly renovated to create a truly unique venue. The Engine Shed Wetherby is a family-run business and is renowned for its friendly service. Your wedding day is only limited by your own creativity and imagination, so let us be a part of the wedding of your dreams.

The Engine Shed is licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies, offering a unique alternative to the Registry Office. The two main areas include:

The Mezzanine

Colourful confetti for your autumn wedding


Do you love colour? Autumn is the perfect time for you to get married as you can take full advantage of the natural colours autumn has to offer. Use the outdoors for beautiful photographs and wedding theme ideas. And, if you’re getting married this autumn, don’t forget the confetti for some additional colourful fun on your wedding day. To help with choosing your autumnal confetti, Shropshire Petals share their top 5 colourful autumn mixes:

Moulin Rouge – this vivid brand-new confetti mix features burgundy cornflower petals and delicate ivory delphinium petals. Combined, they make a fantastic rich confetti mix that will add a colour pop to your confetti photos. Mixing burgundy with ivory really makes the colour stand out.

Would You Pay £9,000 for the Perfect Honeymoon Photos?


Luxury travel company, eShores, has launched two new multi centre photography packages allowing customers to have all their holiday snaps taken for them, meaning they can relax and enjoy their trip, while their personal photographer captures those all-important memories on their behalf.

With two packages to choose from, eShores lets you take a photographer with you from one place to the next on any multi centre holiday, snapping those key moments at all times of the day and night for £4,740 or customers can upgrade to a deluxe package at £8,890.

The standard package includes:

·         A professional photographer capturing your holiday moments 24/7

The National Wedding Show Spring 2017 dates for your diary

Manchester Central 11th – 12th February 2017 London Olympia 17th – 19th February 2017 Birmingham NEC 3rd – 5th March 2017

The UK’s biggest wedding show will return to London, Birmingham and Manchester in spring 2017 set to showcase sensational feature areas, an inspiring catwalk show and 300 plus industry leaders. Specialising in everything from bespoke wedding gowns and hand-finished accessories to exquisite flowers and extraordinary cakes; The National Wedding Show is the ultimate destination for bride- to-be and her wedding party.

For more information visit The National Wedding Show

Newton Hall named North East's wedding venue of the year

Newton Hall named North East's wedding venue of the year

Newton Hall, near Alnwick, has scooped the winning title of North East’s Wedding Venue of the Year.

The venue received the award at the North of England Wedding Awards, held at York Racecourse, in association with Wedding Guide UK.

The awards are the North East and Yorkshire’s most prestigious awards for client service excellence. They recognise the businesses which go the extra mile for their customers and provide outstanding service.

Entrants are judged on professional standards and customer reviews such as service excellence, product quality, value for money and outstanding commitment. 

A Cinderella wedding villa


Many brides looking for a true Cinderella feel to their wedding day will head to Florida, home of Walt Disney World, where people young and old can't fail to be inspired by the magic in the atmosphere. But for brides who are want all the magic on their doorstep, but a more private location for their actual wedding with their closest family and friends around them, luxury villa specialist 5 Star Villa Holidays have just the venue.