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Foodie Weddings

Foodie Weddings

Gone are the days where the newlyweds never get to taste the food that they spent the last six months planning! As the food offering works it way up the list of a wedding’s most important elements, we explore the rise of the foodie wedding and how you can add your own tasty twists to your big day.

It’s safe to say that the foodie revolution has truly engrained itself in every aspect of modern life and weddings are no exception. With wedding cakes made with layers of brie and camembert and brides parading down the aisle with edible bouquets, now is the time to welcome in a new age where the cuisine takes centrestage. 

The UK Wedding Event

The UK Wedding Event

The UK Wedding Event are responsible for some of the biggest wedding fayres in Yorkshire.

Their flagship show at York Racecourse features over 100 exhibitors and is staged twice yearly in March and October along with the big West Yorkshire event they organise at Leeds United’s Elland Road every November.

In addition to these large scale shows, The UK Wedding Event also work closely with a number of leading hotels and venues in the region to organise more intimate wedding fayres.

If you are interested in exhibiting in any of our events, please email sales@theukweddingevent.co.ukfor further information.

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Are You Guilty Of Committing A Wedding Guest Outfit 'Faux Pas'?

Whilst all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the weekend before last, their royal wedding guests were also in the spotlight, with Brits up and down the country discussing whether their outfit etiquette matched the strict dress code – from Amal Clooney’s stunning yellow Stella McCartney dress, to David Beckham’s sharp suit by Dior.

Five Ways To Make A Wedding Toast Totally Unique 

Five Ways To Make A Wedding Toast Totally Unique 

Toasts are an integral part of almost every wedding and, depending on how they are delivered, are often remembered long into the future by the happy couple. With many speeches likely to be delivered at a wedding, Emma Cullen, Creative Content Producer at the online, interactive presentation platform, Mentimeter, provides expert tips on you can make your toast unique. 

How to: rescue your wedding budget with second-hand saving

Wedding on a budget

With the average cost of a wedding stacking up to £27,000 this year, there has never been a better time to make use of second-hand shopping on everything from the decorations to the dress. When we’re trying to save money on the big day, many of us will forego optional extras, skimp on the decorations and ditch the designer dress but sticking to a wedding budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream wedding.

So before you decide against chair covers or downgrade the table decorations, try shopping around an online marketplace to see whether the wedding you envisioned is available at a second-hand price.

New Celebrant Directory showcases UK and international celebrants

The celebrant Directory website

UK based celebrant of 8 years Jennifer Constant has launched the first online resource solely dedicated to the promotion of celebrants in the UK. The Celebrant Directory is a new website listing celebrants across the globe, with locations including Australia, America, the UAE and the UK.

Dedicated to helping couples and families find the right celebrant for their unique and personalised ceremony or special occasion, the site helps customers find the right celebrant for their celebration as well as offering tips and advice on planning a celebrant based event.

Save money and have a cruise wedding

wedding bouquet

Have you ever considered getting married at sea, and having a cruise wedding? We have spoken with Adam Coulter, UK Managing Editor, Cruise Critic, to get the the ins and outs of having a cruise wedding.

Getting married at sea has never been as popular, with some cruise lines offering packages that start at just £1,010 in comparison with the average £30,000 cost of a UK wedding. Many cruises also offer a variety of services to help you plan a shipboard or shoreside ceremony, followed by a romantic cruise honeymoon. This enables couples to get married onboard or in a beautiful location without the immense hassle or expense of wedding planning. The fact that the captain can tie the knot in the absence of a priest, also makes a cruise particularly romantic. 

Planning your perfect wedding on a budget

Budget wedding

Sometimes money can be tight, but you still want the perfect wedding, booking the venue, photographer and everything else that goes into a wedding can be very expensive. That's why we have spoke to Gemma Spinks from Spinkdot to get her top tips on planning your wedding on a budget. You will see that you don't need to spend a fortune to have your perfect wedding.

If you are planning a wedding you will know that it is a daunting, stressful and exciting time. So when you have all the planning and a strict budget to manage, it can be even harder.

How to plan a vegan wedding with Niki Webster

Vegan cashews

If you want to know how to create the perfect vegan wedding, then look no further – we have spoke to Niki Webster, Founder of RebelRecipes.com - the qualified raw chef and award-winning vegan blogger who has over 260K followers and is growing daily. She is known for her delicious and easily accessible recipes and creating a sustainable way of including vegan into your daily live and she has put together her top tips on creating the perfect vegan wedding, so you can sit back and enjoy every part.

 

Vegan wedding expert Niki WebsterTop tips for planning a vegan wedding

 

Finding the right venue 

Top tips for planning a Majorca wedding

Mallorca wedding

Thinking of a destination wedding? A Majorca wedding could be perfect for you! Whether your eloping, considering a small intimate gathering or a traditional wedding on a larger scale Majorca has countless venue options to choose from: whether at the seaside, in the mountains (in the Sierra de Tramuntana UNESCO Heritage site), in a private villa, a fortress, a historic palace, a farmhouse, unusual locations or luxury estates, Majorca has it all for you. Despite the small size of our Mediterranean island, every corner offers different landscapes and different locations for your wedding.

Will Pinterest help or hinder your wedding plans?

Table wedding plan

Our next blog is in from Natalie Lovett of Love to Plan. This time she's telling us all about Pinterest and how it can both help and hinder your wedding plans.

Pinterest is an amazing tool for getting ideas, finding what you love and coming across ideas to enhance your wedding colour scheme / theme, but I personally have a love : hate relationship with it as sadly a lot of what you see is either not available in the UK, is a styled shoot and has been put together as a one-off, or if it’s flowers, sometimes they’re simply not available at the time of year that your wedding takes place...very disappointing!

Manchester's first planning and styling team launches today... The Urban Wedding Company

The Urban Wedding company

Today is an exciting day after 7 months of hard work and exciting meetings we officially Launch Manchester’s first Planning and Styling team The Urban Wedding Company.

We are Wedding Planner Michelle Healey of Michelle Amy Weddings and Venue Stylist Zoey O’Brien of Bespoke events & Styling. After running our own successful businesses we decided to come together to offer style conscious couples the perfect balance of planning and styling Urban, Industrial weddings across the North West of England.

We came together to combine our skills and expertise, on a mission to provide couples a complete wedding service. We don’t want couples to face the difficult choice of prioritising a design led wedding, or a meticulously planned day.

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. 

Six top tips for those planning on getting married this year

Marry me written in the sand at the beach

Heiress Paris Hilton announced her engagement to Chris Zylka and, flaunting a 20-carat diamond ring worth almost $2m, added to the theory that Christmas and New Year is the most popular time for a proposal. If your partner put a ring on it over the festive season – congratulations! With months of planning ahead to enjoy, the more serious considerations are easy to put to one side. Here in a handy guide, Bryan Scant – a family solicitor at Coffin Mew – outlines his six top tips for those planning on getting married this year: