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. 

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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.

Finding Your Dream Wedding Dress with LighterLife

Lighter Life

Wedding dress shopping can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re met with so many designs, colours, shapes and fabrics in every shop you visit. The range of options you can be presented with makes it hard to work out exactly where you start to refine your choices.

For many, the thought of stepping into a bridal boutique can be a worrying one. Weddings often mean multiple all-eyes-on-you moments, which means body confidence and weight can be on your mind. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thought though. For many, booking your wedding might just be the motivation you need to work on getting your confidence back whilst also following, and ultimately maintaining, a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Surprise the bride and groom with a wedding gift of travel

Christmas wedding gift

Hotelgift launches in the UK offering a unique gifting experience and complete booking freedom for honeymooners. New travel gift brand, Hotelgift, has launched in the UK to revolutionise the gifting market, offering Brits the opportunity to give the wedding gift of travel and allowing the freedom to choose and book a hotel stay at over 110,000 hotels in 170 countries across the globe.

By gifting the experience of a hotel stay, Hotelgift will create memories that will last forever and with no catch and no limitations, Hotelgift’s monetary value provides couples who love to travel complete freedom to book wherever and whenever they want.

Top tips for turning a wedding around in time for Christmas wedding

Marriot Bournmouth

It may already be December, but according to The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott’s Wedding Coordinator, it’s not too late to tie the knot and have a Christmas wedding.

 

Ms Holly Manning, has learned a few tricks of the trade during her time in the hospitality and wedding industry. One of those tricks is how to plan a wedding in the build up to Christmas - and with the festive season offering the perfect setting for a beautiful Big Day, there’s no better time to start the planning process.

 

Stunning 16th century wedding barn at Bolton Abbey opens its doors for weddings summer 2018

Wedding Barn Bolton Abbey

Located amidst the magnificent surroundings of Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire, The Tithe Barn has started taking reservations for 2018 and is set to become another fabulous venue for wedding barn operator, Cripps. 

Built in the 1600s, The Tithe Barn is located in one of the most romantic settings in England, with a breath-taking backdrop overlooking the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe. Being one of the biggest timbered aisled barns in the north of England, the barn will provide one of the largest, most spectacular exclusive-use spaces in which to get married.

Cornwall’s Award Winning Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle, the stunning location for Sky One’s stunning romantic drama Delicious, starring Dawn French, is the perfect place to say, ‘I do’. Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, Pentillie Castle is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.

Set on the banks of the beautiful Tamar Valley, with over 55 acres of gardens and woodland, this private estate has a choice of four stunning locations to celebrate your big day.

Pentillie CastleCouples could choose to marry in the grandeur of the Georgian castellated house itself and its beautiful Loggia on the South terrace with far-reaching views across to Dartmoor.

A unique wedding venue in the heart of London

Wedding Venue

In July 2017 the National Gallery welcomed its first bride and groom for an intimate wedding breakfast. Celebrating with a joyful gathering of family and friends, the couple held a very special wedding ‘breakfast’ (this time it was actually breakfast, being hosted before public opening) in the stunning surroundings of the Gallery’s glass-domed Barry Rooms. The pair chose the National Gallery as their wedding venue for their personal love of art and for the opportunity to have the paintings and beautiful spaces all to themselves as part of their wedding celebrations.

Babbel’s guide to surviving Christmas for international newlyweds

Christmas table

For newlyweds the world over, one of the trickier questions surrounding the festive period is ‘where shall we spend Christmas this year?’ This is especially difficult for couples that have family in different countries. Language can be a barrier, and, over Christmas dinner with your international in-laws, a well-meant tongue in cheek comment can be misinterpreted, causing unwanted upset and embarrassment.

To help take some of the stress out of Christmas with the international in-laws, the experts at language learning app Babbel have put together a useful guide to help us avoid those fatal miscommunications.

A phrase guide for newlyweds with inlaws from different countries

France

Wedding Guests Reveal What They Dislike About the Big Day

Wedding guests dislikes

With a royal wedding on the cards, Prince Harry may want to keep in mind these wedding guests dislikes as he plans his big day, as a survey by Candyking Parties has revealed what guests hate the most about attending a wedding.

The day may be filled with happy memories for the bride and groom, but guests have been sharing what grinds their gears about the day – from wedding traditions to new trends, no stone has been left unturned as to what guests do not want to see come the 2018 wedding season.

Three Perfect wedding venue Locations…

Brocket Hall wedding venue

Brocket Hall: the ideal wedding venue... Since the 18th Century the Brocket Estate in Hertfordshire has been one of the most fashionable and romantic locations for weddings and grand celebrations. Full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue it possesses a sense of drama and anticipation that is felt immediately upon arrival at the gates and which builds as the journey to the illustrious ancestral home is travelled. Few other venues can offer such far reaching and magical amenities and private entertainment only 40 minutes from Central London.

Leading UK alternative bridal boutique launches their first collection

Rock the frock Bridal boutique

Chelmsford based bridal boutique for the design led bride, Rock The Frock, has recently launched their first bridal collection, designed by their founder Karen Whybro. The collection has been heavily influenced by the designs of the 1960s and 1970s and features capes, trouser suits, ballooned chiffon sleeves alongside modern separates such as pastel lace bodies and crops. Karen, only 4 years ago, was a primary school teacher, who frustrated at both the education sector and how hard it was to find a wedding dress that suited her style, decided to quit to open what is now a hugely influential boutique, and is franchising across UK and internationally in 2018.

Organic Wines - Your Missing Christmas Wedding Guest

Organic wine in field

Why Organic? Choosing organic means choosing food as it should be. Whatever you’re buying, when you choose organic, you choose products that have been produced to the highest standards. Organic food must be certified by law, so you can be assured that the product and ingredients come from verified sources. Soil Association Certification certify over 70% of organic food in the UK, and all organic businesses are inspected at least once a year. It is the most rigorous of any independent food standard audit process, so the organic label is the best way of assuring that the food you eat has been produced to a standard you can trust.

Bring your wedding photographs to life with an ArtLux LightBox

ArtLux Lightbox

We know how difficult it can be choosing ‘the one’, in this case, the one image that captures your big day for you to have on display for friends and family.  What if you didn’t have to choose one, but could choose any number of images to display in a unique and illuminating way? ArtLux presents a unique and innovative, combined lighting and framing solution, an ArtLux LightBox.  It creates a real impact in any location and lifting your photos beyond the wall, the light bringing them to life, giving them a real ‘wow’ factor.