Win a TomTom Touch

TomTom Touch

Summer means many things – sunshine, beer gardens, and holidays.  But it’s also the start of the wedding season.

For this all important occasion - brides, grooms and guests will be focused on looking their best for the big day.  For some, this will kick-start a new fitness regime – perhaps challenging themselves to run further and faster than before.  Others might be motivated to cycle to work instead of taking public transport.  Whatever it is you’re planning on doing to improve your fitness this wedding season, it’s important to set achievable goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters. 

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine -

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine 

and win £100 in vouchers

For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...

In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...

It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.

**Diary date** Love Your Gut week, 4th – 10th September 2017

gut health

The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and  take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it!

Love Your Gut Week 2017 runs from 4-10th September. Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for over 18 years by providing expert tips, digestive health news and recipes.

The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! To get you started Dr Joan Ransley and the experts at Love Your Gut have put together tips on how to give your gut the love and attention it deserves.

Winter wedding on your own private Scottish estate 

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New discounted winter exclusive-let at Skye’s Romantic Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge 

If you dream of hosting your winter wedding on a romanticrambling Scottish estate but don’t have a limitless budget, or a distant relative with a gorgeous country pile, the new exclusive winter lets at Skye’s Kinloch Lodge could make your wedding wishes come true.  

This historic family-run hotel, formerly home to Lord & Lady Macdonald, is offering whole-house bookings from November 2017 to March 2018 for up to 38 guests, at hugely discounted rates. With prices from £7,500 per night, (that’s less than £200 per head and saves around £6,000*).

Wedding reception gin and vodka cocktail recipes from the Dingle Distillery

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Dingle Original Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka, the Irish artisan craft spirits, produced in The Dingle Distillery, County Kerry, Ireland both launched earlier this year in the UK, and they've proven to be the key ingredient in some delectable cocktails! 

They include some gin and vodka sharing cocktails, some twists on the classics and some slightly more unique options! ​Equally all could work for a hen party, and the slimline version is ideal for the bride to be who's watching her figure! 

The Dingle Mo-gin-to

Doctor warns of the dangers of using unqualified therapist for dermal fillers

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Following a number of high profile cases, where patients have been left disfigured following dermal fillers, a leading specialist has called for tighter government control on unregulated clinics and therapists.

Dr Christine Cowpland, who runs the CMedical Aesthetic Clinic in Bristol, is pressing for the introduction legislation to safeguard men and women undertaking dermal filler injections. Unlike Botox, which needs a medical prescription to be purchased, dermal fillers are classed as 'medical devices', so in theory, anyone can buy and use them.

Get hitched without a hitch with Maritim Mauritius

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For those looking to get hitched without a hitch, the white sandy beaches and turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean surrounding the island of Mauritius is one of the few places on earth to rightfully claim the mantle of ‘‘paradise’’.

With over 27 years’ experience in delivering bespoke fairy-tale weddings, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius offers specialised multi-lingual staff to provide unparalleled facilities, experiences and service when saying ‘I do’.

5 Crafty Wedding Favours You Can Make

Crafty Wedding

While your wedding day is a celebration of your love for one another, it’s become customary to shower your guests with a little affection too, in the form of a wedding favour. 

 

Originally introduced at high-society weddings in Europe as a way for the rich to provide their guests with a gift for attending their wedding, they were known as bonbonniere, a box covered in crystal, porcelain or gold, which was encrusted with precious stones. Inside the box were bonbons or other confectionary – which were particularly desirable at the time as sugar was an expensive treat. 

 

Say ‘I DO’ in a room with a view

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BRIDAL couples looking for a room with a view can now say ‘I do’ at one of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

 

BALTIC Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne, is offering three of its most impressive spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

 

And top of the list – quite literally – is its rooftop restaurant Six, which is famous for its panoramic views of Tyneside and its iconic Tyne Bridge.

 

Six can hold wedding breakfasts for up to 120 guests, while its viewing box – overlooking the river - is an ideal setting for smaller ceremonies and canapés receptions.

 

Turn The Tables With Frette’s New Linens

Linens

Whilst every bride wants to look her best on her big day, it’s fair to say that she also wants her reception room to be dressed in its best too.  When it comes to creating the perfect table dressings, brides in the know turn to Frette, purveyors of some of the finest linens in the world for almost 160 years.  Brides who use Frette are in good company too, since their linens have been featured everywhere from the altar of St. Peter’s basilica to the dining car of the Orient Express.

 

Perfect Hair for your big day

Sally Ann Tarver

Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver provides her Top Tips on how to get your hair in perfect shape for the big day.  

Sally-Ann Tarver recommends undertaking a 12 month action plan for planning for the perfect hair day in advance encompassing the following stages:

 

Stage 1 - Ensure your hair is growing well – diet, supplements, laser therapy, stimulants to increase hair growth speed. 

Perrygrove Railway Wedding Venue

Perrygrove Railway

Located in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Perrygrove is a family tourist attraction set in 22 acres of farmland and natural woodland.

2018 wedding dates are filling up – get in touch now to secure your special day!

At Perrygrove, our narrow-gauge steam engines trundle up and down the railway line giving rides to excited people of all ages, from the very young to grandparents. Our trains are fully enclosed and seat up to 100 people per train whatever the weather. 

What better way to transport your guests along with you in style on your wedding journey?