The perfect wedding venue for a musical wedding

Wedding couple

When it came to the most important day of her life Danielle Walsh ensured that everything was planned perfectly and that her wedding would include all the things that she and her partner Richard really loved. The fairy-tale white Georgian Grade II* mansion, Hylands House in Essex was chosen for the wedding venue. Drinks were served in the exquisite red and gold Banqueting Room as well as on the Terrace for the 116 day guests. The party had free rein of the house as the couple wanted everyone to see inside the immaculately restored interior.

I married the man of my dreams 3 times over

Couple at their wedding venue

Few women can say they have married the man of their dreams three times over, but Sarah Horne can.

The story of Sarah and Michael Payen begins in two continents: Sarah in the city of Bainbridge in Georgia, USA; Michael across the pond in Vivienne Westwood’s and Jason Statham’s home county, Derbyshire, England. Growing up with passions in graphic design (Sarah) and music (Michael), the couple’s paths crossed when both chose to pursue their ambitions at Georgia Southern University in the USA.

The benefits of a Training App to get wedding fit

Prime Body app

by Tim Blakey, Personal Trainer & Physiotherapist & founder of PR1MEBODY. Once the wedding planning gets underway, brides begin to find themselves with an increasingly hectic schedule in the lead up to their big day. And more often than not, it's the area they deem to be the most important that suffers the consequences of running out of time... All brides want to look ravishing and feel on top of the world on their wedding day. Adopting and sticking to a fitness and nutritional regime that can ensure they meet their goals can be stressful, time consuming and costly. Here are a few reasons why downloading and using a training app, at the gym or at home, might be a bride's best bet to getting wedding fit.

Remove wedding stress with a wedding planner

Wedding planner sat on navy couch

Country retreat or a city wedding? For some newly-engaged couples, planning a wedding can seem like an exciting task, while hiring a wedding planner is often considered a pricey luxury that only the wealthiest couples can afford.

Whether you haven't got the first clue when it comes to planning your wedding, or you've had everything down to the napkin choice selected since you were seven, wedding planners are actually a very sensible financial investment for any couple about to tie the knot.  

Helen Hopkins, multi-award-winning wedding planner from wwwpuddingbridge.co.uk, reveals some of the most important things to think about ahead of the big day. 

Top 7 tips for choosing the right wedding venue

Bride getting ready in room for wedding

Selecting just the right wedding venue can be a difficult task for newly-engaged couples and finding the best fit for you and your guests is often considered one of the most important parts of the wedding-planning process, as it can make or break the big day.

Danielle Rolfe, who runs Hampshire-based family home www.pentonpark.co.uk understands the importance of venues after hosting more than 60 at the family-owned property, which sits in more than eight acres of grounds. Here, Danielle offers her top tips for selecting the perfect wedding venue, so you can have the dream ceremony you’ve always wanted. 

BHF Launches Stunning Fascinator Collection


Just in time for a new year of beautiful weddings, garden parties and special occasions, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is launching a gorgeous new stylish and affordable Fascinator collection for Spring/Summer 2018.

This stunning collection will be hard to match from any other high street brand. Fashionable, versatile and affordable; there is a vast choice for every style queen, ensuring you are the best-dressed wedding guest or the most glamorous Mother of the Bride.

A wedding stylist’s 2018 wedding trend predictions

Get knotted wedding trends

We have left January now and already we are starting to see excitement building around weddings taking place this year.  Last year, we saw some amazing wedding trends, which included enormous floral and balloon installations, lots of vintage glamour, contemporary marble and geode details, signature cocktail bars and not forgetting the trend for making sure your wedding is Insta-worthy!  So, how is this year going to compare?  Wedding stylist, Lindsey Hunter shares her wedding trend predictions for 2018.

The beautiful wedding hat trends of 2018

Beverley Edmondson wedding hat

Getting married soon or planning to attend a summer wedding? It may only be February, but if you’re a Bride, Mother of the Bride, part of the wedding party or even just a guest, it’s important to start planning your outfit now, including your choice of wedding hat.

Weddings can be expensive so planning in advance should save you both time and effort in the lead up to the big day. 

One of the most important parts of any wedding outfit, of course, is a great hat. 

A beautiful hand-made hat will finish off any wedding look perfectly and with hats set to be a huge trend for 2018, Beverley Edmondson from www.beverleyedmondsonmillinery.co.uk reveals her top tips:

Catering for dietary requirements at your Wedding

Gluten free chocolate cake

Catering arrangements and having the perfect wedding cake can be daunting, especially if you or your guests have specific dietary requirements, but fear not, now there’s a cake to suit everyone’s needs and your budget.

Whether your wedding is small and intimate or bursting with guests, the aim is to host a celebratory party that’s inclusive to all. Within many groups of family and friends, there is likely to be a few guests who have a food intolerance, so it’s important to find a way that ensures everyone enjoys a slice of the action.


A cake to cover all dietary requirements - Gluten and Dairy free


A unique hen party of wine tasting and chocolate

Hen party Wine tasting Oxford Chet

Are you looking for that unique Hen party? Do you want to move away from the norm, a night out on the town, or day in a spa. Oxford Chelt Wine School offers you the chance of a unique day, filled with wine and chocolate or if your bride is gin a girl there's even a day just for that. Here we take a look at the different tasting lessons Oxford Chelt Wine has to offer for your hens.


How about a personalised chocolate wedding favour

A personalised chocolate wedding favour

Treat your guests to the sweetest unique personalised wedding favour with the brand new 'Make Your Own' chocolate service from The Grown Up Chocolate Company

The first of it's kind, you can create your very own tailor-made chocolate bar online, choosing from 70 quality (and grown up) ingredients and customising the wrapper with your own image & message. What better way to thank them for sharing your special day? 

Create a perfect summer wedding with these top tips

Summer wedding centre piece surrounded by candles

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular season to tie the knot, but that doesn’t mean your wedding day can’t be unique and even more memorable for your guests. Follow these top tips from Felicity Henriques, Wedding Coordinator at Cripps’s spectacular new wedding venue, The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, to create a summer wedding like no other.

Five tips to create a perfect summer wedding

1.      Fresh Herbs

“Whilst popular flowers such as Roses and Gypsophelia are a delicate touch, using wild spring flowers, cacti and placing seasonal herbs in pots on tables can create something just as stunning and impactful.  


Using lighting to make the perfect wedding entrance

Candles lighting the steps up to an entrance of a wedding venue at night

First impressions count. When creating the most memorable day of your life it’s hugely important to consider how you and your guests will make a grand entrance. Sensational. Memorable. Entertaining and Engaging. It has to be the talking point for the rest of the day. Compare it to the first chapter of your book of life! Ceremony venue and wedding reception, it’s crucial that the first thing guests see is a ‘wow’ moment, a theatrical, ‘curtain-up’on your wedding ‘journey’, and all this can be set with the perfect lighting.

Beautiful bridal pearl jewellery from Claudia Bradby

Wedding pearl jewellery

Wear contemporary and chic pearls on your wedding day with beautiful bridal pearl jewellery styles from Claudia Bradby. Introducing Signature Hearts, a collection featuring pearl pendant necklaces, chokers and stud earrings, so beautiful you’ll be sure to dazzle on your big day!

Inspired by classic romanticism, such as an English rose garden, the pieces capture the feeling of finding something genuine, hidden deep amid life’s distractions. The modern and versatile pearl jewellery collection features striking heart motifs in rose gold and timeless rhodium, paired with lustrous natural seed pearls in delicate blushed pink and ethereal white.

A picture perfect wedding venue in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire wedding venue

Situated in South Gloucestershire’s countryside lies an idyllic, 20th century house that paints the perfect picture wedding venue for your special day. Drakestone House is a hidden private 10-acre estate, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Steeped in history, it was one of the last country houses to be built before World War One. Reflecting the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the house resonates with period features, secret gardens with sculpted hedges and one of the most fabulous Cotswold Yew gardens designed over 100 years ago. It offers the perfect place to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Aesthetic trends that will dominate the bridal world in 2018

Aesthetic trends 2018

Award winning Aesthetic Practitioner Dr Rekha Tailor, of Health & Aesthetics, takes a look at the Aesthetic trends that will dominate the bridal world in 2018. She comments “The popularity of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures has continued to experience steady and continual growth during 2017. This is set to continue throughout 2018 as procedures that appeal to a broader patient audience of both sexes, demographic groups and that treat a more diverse spectrum of body areas continue to make an appearance on the market.

4 unique venues for the perfect wedding day from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events


Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events are event specialists, food experts and corporate hospitality professionals with a collection of over 50 extraordinary venues for meetings, conferences and special events Here we take a look at some of the beautiful locations you could use for your wedding day.

Four amazing venues for your wedding day, from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events


Knebworth wedding daySet amongst the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth has welcomed everyone from Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Dickens to Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger.