Macdonald Hotels invited Vows & Venues to review one of their prime wedding venues, which has seen a surge in wedding bookings over the last year. The luxury four-star Linden Hall is one of the North East’s most prestigious country house wedding destinations, catering for weddings with up to 200 guests in idyllic countryside surroundings. Here’s how our journalist Victoria Galligan found her stay and why she thinks it's ideal for a winter wedding...
Buying a wedding gift for your bridal party is never on top of the wedding planning list, but now that we’re in February, we think it’s time to get shopping!
Wedding gifting can be a bit of a minefield. With a high street full of uninspiring novelty products, it can be difficult to find something meaningful and personal for the people who have helped create your big day. If you’re stuck for gifting inspiration, the new movement is to tap into wedding gifting experts to create bespoke wedding gifts for each member of the wedding party.
Having a wedding arch is the perfect way to create a beautiful focal feature on your wedding day. No matter what your wedding style, a wedding arch is versatile, unique and will look fantastic at your venue.
You can use a wedding arch for many aspects of your wedding day, from a ceremony backdrop or an archway to get married underneath to an entrance decoration or a spot where all of your guests can have their photo taken. You can even use your arch for more than one use by having it moved for different aspects of your day making full use of the pretty feature.
Lindsey Hunter, wedding stylist at Get Knotted shares 7 wedding arch styles you can create for your wedding day.
Whether you’re planning your very own winter wedding, or you’ve just received your invite to one, tailoring your attire to match the festive theme is always a great idea.
At Slaters, we have accessories for grooms and guests in every colour you could imagine and something to fit with every theme, so we’re going to show you the colours and accessories you need to be sporting on the big day to in keep with the seasonal theme.
Slater's winter wedding tips
Christie Buet tells Vow's and Venues all about her magnificent destination wedding on the beautiful island of Mallorca located off the east coast of mainland Spain.
From the very moment we got engaged we knew we wanted a destination wedding. Gary and I both wanted our wedding day to represent who we were and what our relationship symbolised. We wanted our love of travel and our desire to embrace other cultures to shine through and it really set the tone for what was truly the best day of our lives. The feeling of being married somewhere so unbelievably beautiful and picturesque can’t be described, but it truly added a completely extra layer of magic and gratitude to our wedding day.
By Laura Devine of Devine Bride : I used to work in the world of beauty for a skincare company and for a luxury fragrance company, and I’ve picked up more than a few tips along the way. So I wanted to combine this with my knowledge, as both a bride and a wedding planner, in my wedding beauty dos and don’ts for your wedding day…
DO invest in an industrial deodorant! And try it out in the weeks leading up to your wedding to ensure it works for you and your skin type. Look out for key words on deodorants like ‘stress control’ or ‘sports strength’.
As the big day is getting closer, you're as organised as you can be and all the main things are booked and ticked off. Now is the time to start thinking about yourself, in particular getting healthy. On the day of your wedding all eyes will be on you, so you will want to look your best.
The countdown is on and your wedding plans are in full force. Boxes are being ticked off and time is ticking by. Now is the time to make to make plans for your girls-only day, the day you pick that special wedding dress that you may have been dreaming of since you were a little girl.
You may have butterflies in your stomach as you walk through the doors of the wedding dress shop with your nearest female friends and family. Emotions may be high for all of you, as today is the day you get to feel like a princess, trying on wedding dresses until you find your perfect match. But all this is completely normal - after all, it’s not every day you get married.
You've had the invite pinned up on the fridge for months on end, and now as the date fast approaches for your friends/family member’s wedding, it's time to put your thinking cap on and decide on what wedding gift you will get for the bride and groom. Wine glasses, photo frame, department store voucher? The list can sometimes seem endless when you’re thinking of ideas, or maybe you don't even know where to start. Many couples these days already live together so already have many of the items you might have thought of buying a newly married couple once upon a time.
With air travel being open to everyone these days, you don't need to stay close to home for your wedding. Many couples spread their wings for their big day and travel 1000's of miles. Whether the destination be a golden beach or a snow filled mountain top, destination weddings are more popular than ever.