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 read more

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!  Once the ring is placed firmly on your finger and the date for the big day is read more

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. This infographic by wedding ring search website Commins & Co ( offers some invaluable advice on how best to read more

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 read more

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

pair of wedding rings

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. There read more

House of Ollichon 2nd collection


The awarded House of Ollichon are thrilled to launch their second collection in celebration of their 1st birthday. House of Ollichon is the only dress-less bridal collection in the world to offer brides-to-be a range of luxury bridal jumpsuits and two-pieces all handmade in London… without a dress in sight. As Hannah Ollichon experienced herself, bridal trends are changing rapidly; these days, women want to feel relaxed and comfortable without compromising on feeling incredibly special, being able to dance like crazy and not spend a fortune on one outfit for one day. House of Ollichon aims to tick all of read more