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Who will look after the little guests at your wedding?

Children at Creche

Are you looking for someone to look after the little guests at your wedding? Miles of smiles childcare and events brings a crèche and nannying service to your wedding day in order to entertain those special little guests and allow those mummies and daddies to let their hair down-which in return means the bride and grooms day will be more enjoyable knowing the kiddies are being entertained.Who wouldn’t want one at their wedding? We have soft play equipment,ball pools,arts and crafts,bowling,puzzles and much much more! 

Bubble is expanding with the Launch of Bubble Weddings

Bubble wedding launch

Bubble, the leading luxurious catering and events company is delighted to be expanding with the launch of Bubble Weddings. Having developed a reputation for hosting a series of weddings for an A list clientele, Bubble has been the secret ingredient for some of the most talked about weddings within the UK’s most stunning locations. Bubble Weddings is the bespoke, personal and luxurious haute couture of catering for all types of weddings and civil partnerships. Whether traditional or uniquely themed, every exquisite detail is beautifully presented. 

North East wedding: A perfect place to get married

Wedding video on camera

With a recent survey showing 12% of engagements take place on Valentine’s Day each year, whether you are a countryside loving couple or city folk, the North East of England will provide the perfect backdrop for your big day. Read on to find out why a North East wedding could be perfect for you.

From beautiful countryside castles and cottages, to city centre hotels and planetariums, the North East has some of the greatest and most diverse wedding settings on offer throughout the UK.

One of the country's most magical wedding venues in Northumberland

Alnwick Wedding

Planning a special occasion next year or the year after?  Magical Alnwick Castle is one of the country’s most romantic and magical wedding venues.

With three enchanting venues to choose from here, endless wedding styles are possible and no two celebrations are ever the same. From a magnificent, traditional marriage in the Castle, or a fun, Harry Potter themed wedding complete with broomsticks, to an exquisite ceremony within the old, atmospheric Hulne Abbey, or an intimate celebration at Friars Well – the choice is yours. 

Throw An Instagram Worthy Hen Party!

hen night hamper

For the bride who favours classy over crass, and loves sharing their wedding journey on social media, The Hen Party Hamper from Team Hen contains everything you need to throw an unforgettable night, that’ll leave you with stylish Instagram worthy hen party photos to remember.

The hamper contains enough for 5 guests including the Bride to Be, but can be made for up to 20 people.

From £45 for 5 people - £165 for 20 people.

Available to buy exclusively online at: www.teamhen.co.uk

Mayor Opens New Hampshire Outdoor Wedding Venue

New Hampshire outdoor wedding venue

Historic country house hotel, Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke, launched its new outdoor wedding venue on Sunday 25th February, with the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Paul Frankum, marking the official opening.

The official ceremony took place at 1.30pm with Cllr Frankum joining the hotel’s Deputy General Manager William Robertson (pictured) and his team to cut the ribbon on Audleys Wood’s brand new Gazebo.  The beautifully-finished, hand-built wooden Gazebo is located within the hotel’s picturesque estate just a few steps from the classic Victorian mansion house and the contemporary Garden Pavilion and is now one of only a handful of luxury wedding venues in Hampshire to be fully-licenced for outdoor civil ceremonies and partnerships.

A guide to planning the perfect proposal

Man proposing to women

So you’ve found the one, whether it was love at first sight, a whirlwind romance, or slow burning love. You’re ready to take the next step and pop the question. You may be asking yourself, what makes the perfect proposal?

For some, the idea of a grand romantic gesture with all of their friends and family present makes them weak at the knees with excitement. For others, it may be an intimate candlelit dinner or a surprise proposal at the spot they first met.

However you plan to propose, it’s normal to feel a bit uneasy. After all, there’s a lot to consider, from choosing the perfect ring to picking the date. Did you know that 40% of men don’t have a ring when they propose, or that nearly half of all proposals in the UK happen between December and February?

6 cute carrying ideas your flower girls will love

Flower girls basket

There is nothing cuter than flower girls and pageboys at a wedding. Dressed in cute outfits as they walk down the aisle before the bride, flower girls are usually seen throwing petals from a basket as they proceed towards the alter.

Specialists in natural petal confetti, wheat and dried flowers, Shropshire Petals share 6 cute ideas your flower girls will love to carry on your wedding day.

6 ideas for your flower girls

A traditional Flower Girl Basket

A summer wedding in the North East

Redworth inside

THE North East will be firmly on the map this year as Newcastle and Gateshead prepare to host Great Exhibition of the North, making the region one of the most talked about places in the UK to tie the knot in 2018. On-trend brides planning a summer wedding can align their nuptials with the huge cultural celebration, which will be taking place from 22 June to 09 September, and need look no further than the region of the moment to find their perfect wedding venue. 

2018 wedding trends you need to know

Alicia Kulinska wedding coordinator

If 2018 is the year you plan to tie the knot, you’ve probably got some idea about the type of wedding you want, and as you plan your big day, you have an opportunity to take inspiration from the latest trends, that's why Vows and Venues has spoken with Alicja Kulinska, Wedding Coordinator at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, part of The Cairn Collection to get you her 2018 wedding trends.

Alicja Kulinska, has more than fifteen years of experience in hospitality and events. She has helped to organise small, low-key receptions, as well as large-scale, lavish Asian celebrations.

Wedding loans have dropped in 2017

Married couple

Personal finance experts reveal that the amount of money Brits borrowed for weddings plummeted in 2017. With royal nuptials on the horizon, the personal finance experts at moneyguru.com have revealed that the amount of wedding loans taken out  has plummeted over the past twelve months.

Moneyguru.com has found that couples borrowed over £18,000 on average towards their wedding in 2016 but in 2017 this dropped to just under £15,500.

Tapenade’s big wedding food trends for 2018

Wedding food table

John Hearn, executive head chef at Tapenade, one of the UK’s top caterers, talks Vows and Venues through this year’s biggest wedding food trends.

 

The biggest wedding food trends of 2018

 

Gourmet comfort food
Couples want to serve guests foods they’ll love so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more people swap a la carte in favour of classic comfort foods made with gourmet ingredients. We created a  truffle mac ‘n’ cheese for one recent wedding and served an indulgent game pie and mash at another. 

Wedding food trends 2018Food trucks

Pug Or Partner: Is He The One?

Man playing with pug on rug

Being in a relationship isn’t always easy, and there are many decisions to be made along the way to ensure you’re both happy and on the same path through life. One of the most important questions a person in a relationship may need to ask at some point is ‘ is he the one ’, or ‘is she the one’. This kind of decision can’t be taken lightly. After all, marriage is a lifetime commitment.

Is he the one or should you get a pug?

Given Britain’s affinity for dogs, perhaps a good litmus test for finding out if an eternity with your current partner is meant to be, is a comparison against man’s best friend. And what better breed than the loyal, adorable, googly-eyed pug?

Wedding Inspiration for the creative bride with Magpie Wedding

Wedding menu

By Kate Beavis. Are you wanting a wedding with a difference? Something a little more creative than the normal traditional day, with an injection of boho, vintage, festival or indeed anything a bit different? There is so much wedding inspiration out there for you, from Pinterest and Instagram, to magazines and blogs, but what about going along to a wedding fair, to touch and feel the products and speak to the talented suppliers who can help you create your perfect vision?

Top tips for mind-blowing wedding entertainment

Wedding entertainment duo

At a time of the year when many couples are celebrating getting engaged over Christmas, or planning proposals for Valentine’s Day, two Leicestershire businessmen are guaranteeing your dancefloors will be full. The guys behind Your Wedding Entertainment have put together their top tips for mind-blowing wedding entertainment.

Firstly couples should ensure that they avoid the That’ll Do approach when it comes to wedding entertainment. It shouldn’t just be a DJ in the corner or a band going through the motions - this is what people will remember from your wedding, make sure your guests go home with smiles.

A unique wedding location for your special day

Couple at roller disco

As more and more people search for a unique wedding location for their special day, Dreamland Margate - Britain’s vintage amusement park by the beach, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by launching a brand-new wedding offering. 

The multi-faceted cultural attraction had a complete design revamp in May 2017, which saw the amusement park totally re-landscaped. With a multitude of stylish and alternative venues available and carefully designed food and beverage menus, Dreamland provides an entirely bespoke experience for brides, grooms and their guests, and brings all fun of the fair - with a twist!

Brits are hoping for a Valentine's day proposal

Valentine's day proposal

More than 1.8 million Brits are hoping their partner will get down on one knee to propose on Valentine's day , as revealed by new research from jewellery insurance provider Protect Your Bubble.

Although an overwhelming 72% of Brits agree that Valentine’s Day has become far too commercial, this certainly hasn’t stopped them from reaching into their pocket for cards and pricey gifts. 

Use semi permanent makeup for your big day

Samantha Trace treatment room

By Browologist and Semi Permanent MakeUp Expert - Samantha Trace. Your wedding day is one of the most important day's of your life. One that you dream about growing up knowing that when your special day came, you would want to feel your most beautiful.

From the dress, to the hair and make up and the shoes that glide you down the aisle, everything is perfectly chosen and part of that magical feeling.  That also goes for your eyebrows!

Top 5 unique wedding cars

Unique wedding cars

A wedding is a special event that you’ll remember for years to come, but it takes a lot of effort to overshadow it with just your wedding cars! For every reasonable, fancy car, there’s something more downright insane waiting just around the corner that you could turn into a bizarre – yet memorable – choice of transport.

 

Top five unique wedding cars

Unique wedding carsA VW Microbus