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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

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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

Survey Finds Traditional Stag/Hen Do Is Over

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‘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

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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.

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 -www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk

A Cinderella wedding villa

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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.

Don’t tell the bride! Men need to do their homework

From the correct way to wear a wedding ring, to the tradition of the wedding breakfast, the results of a new Nuptial Knowledge quiz found that modern men still struggle with long established wedding traditions.

Produced by QHotels, who host hundreds of weddings each year, the Wedding IQ quiz pitted 500 men and women against each other  with the aim of finding out which sex knows more about getting married. The results show that 21st century men still have a lot to learn about weddings, with women storming to the lead.


Natural History Museum offers North Hall as exclusive wedding space for summer 2017

Natural History Museum offers North Hall as exclusive wedding space for summer 2017

From January until August 2017 the Natural History Museum will offer couples the exclusive opportunity to host their wedding reception in the majestic North Hall as Hintze Hall temporarily closes its doors to make way for a new installation.

To begin the celebrations, couples can host a relaxing drinks and canapé reception in the museum’s tranquil Darwin Centre courtyard. The strikingly contemporary space is easily adapted to suit specific themes and offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

En route to North Hall, guests will be taken on a spectacular journey through the world class exhibits that the musem has to offer.


Bespoke homemade cakes created to impress

Bespoke homemade cakes created to impress

 

Bespoke Wedding and Celebration cakes homemade with love. If you can dream it, we can create it.

Sweet Treats and Party Favours tailor made to tie in with the celebration theme.Using the best Free Range, Fair Trade, British and Local Produce, always free from Palm Oil. Vegan orders welcome Completely made from scratch, including delicious preserves, curds, fondant, and decorations. Designed to create a wow factor, that everyone will remember and is uniquely yours. Discount offer 20% off orders over £300 or 10% off first order