Win a Grooming kit for the Groom from Bluebeards Revenge

Groom

When it comes to hair and beauty at weddings, everyone usually thinks of the bride to be, sadly the groom seems to be forgotten even though it's his big day as well. In this day and age men pay as much attention to their grooming as women. With beards being styled and trimmed, men going for beauty treatments and spending plenty of time preparing themselves before they attend a special event. 

 

A wedding is going to be one of the most important days in any man’s life and this is why Vows and Venues have Teamed up with The Bluebeards Revenge to bring you this fantastic competition to win the ultimate shaving and grooming kit. Perfect for any groom to prepare for their big day.

 

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.

Get healthy for your wedding with pre wedding drinks

Wow pre wedding health drink

It is often thought that just the food you eat should be taken in account when preparing for your big day - but it is very important to also consider your fibre, protein, omega 3 and electrolyte levels too. These can all be managed by monitoring the kinds of drinks you consume leading up to your wedding. Health drinks brand, WOW, has created a handy guide on the wedding drinks to include and avoid during the last few weeks leading up to your wedding to ensure brides are looking and feeling their best.

A romantic wedding venue in Essex

Hylands wedding venue

Set in over 500 acres of historic parkland, Hylands House is a magnificently restored Grade II* Georgian Mansion with the most romantic interior and has in addition a contemporary Grand Pavilion to offer people the best of both worlds. Making it the perfect wedding venue.

Romantic wedding venueIts diverse range of celebration spaces presents the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or lavish receptions. Hylands overlooks landscaped gardens and has a lake and parkland beyond, allowing the bride and groom to choose striking settings to capture their big day.

How to Accessorise for Your Winter Wedding

Slaters Blog

Whether you’re planning your very own winter wedding, or you’ve just received your invite to one, tailoring your attire to match the festive theme is always a great idea.

At Slaters, we have accessories for grooms and guests in every colour you could imagine and something to fit with every theme, so we’re going to show you the colours and accessories you need to be sporting on the big day to in keep with the seasonal theme.

Slater's winter wedding tips

Winter wedding colours​Colours

Picking the perfect dress for your flower girl

Pink frill flower girl dress

It’s no secret that the Flower Girl is the sweetest wedding guests of them all, but with so many outfits to pick how do you pick the perfect one?

Planning a wedding is quite possibly one of the most stressful experiences of your life. With so many aspects to consider, it’s easy to overlook even the smallest of details in the run up to your big day. One aspect that can often be neglected is your flower girl’s dress. Thankfully, we’ve compiled this run-down of our top flower girl picks to take the hassle out of the process. So get your confetti ready as we count down our choices.

Top choices for the perfect flower girl dress

Jessie & James Girls Pink Dress with Frill Details, was £108 now £54

How to style hair extensions for your wedding day

Hair extensions

Every bride wants gorgeous wedding day hair. While plenty of brides look great with short hair, many brides grow out their locks before the big day or opt for hair extensions. Russian tape hair extensions are super safe as they don’t pull on your roots which means minimal damage on your hair, they last 4-6 weeks so are a quick and easy way to add volume, colour and length to create your dream look!

A luxury wedding destination in the heart of Northumberland

Macdonald wedding destination

As Royal wedding fever sweeps across the country, Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s reputation as the North East’s perfect wedding destination continues to grow.

The luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Northumberland, has delivered its third consecutive year of growth for weddings, after reporting a 20% year-on-year increase in bookings to date for the 2018/19 financial year.

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s wedding bookings have risen by more than a third over the past three years as the hotel cements its position as one of the UK’s most prestigious country house wedding destinations.

The Search is on For Britain’s Best Bridesmaid 

Best bridesmaid competition

The hunt is on for Britain’s Best Bridesmaid with stag and hen expert Red7 leading the search.

Did your Bridesmaid go above and beyond to make your big day the best it could be? Perhaps she created a perfect bridal survival kit or took charge of the wedding to ensure that bridezilla did not surface. 

Whatever the reason, if your Bridesmaid brought the essence of #squadgoals, Red7 wants to know! 

Red7 is the original and best specialist stag and hen travel agents and boasts over two decades of experience. To honour the hard work that bridesmaids put into weddings, Red7 is asking couples country-wide to nominate their Best Bridesmaid with heart-warming and remarkable tales of why they should be crowned the nation’s finest. 

A real life destination wedding in Spain

Destination wedding

Christie Buet tells Vow's and Venues all about her magnificent destination wedding on the beautiful island of Mallorca located off the east coast of mainland Spain.

From the very moment we got engaged we knew we wanted a destination wedding. Gary and I both wanted our wedding day to represent who we were and what our relationship symbolised. We wanted our love of travel and our desire to embrace other cultures to shine through and it really set the tone for what was truly the best day of our lives. The feeling of being married somewhere so unbelievably beautiful and picturesque can’t be described, but it truly added a completely extra layer of magic and gratitude to our wedding day.

Coastal wedding in St Ives, Cornwall with The Cottage Boutique

Coastal Wedding apartment

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for a coastal wedding in the UK, then St Ives in Cornwall is ideal. With five breathtaking beaches and beautiful scenery providing the ideal backdrop for photo opportunities, you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere quite so romantic. The Cottage Boutique offers a range of unique and flexible self catering properties for your guests throughout the town, catering to your wedding needs.

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.