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.

Anburis Offers A Contemporary Take On The Classic Wedding Ring

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New British jewellery brand Anburis is offering a contemporary take on the simple and traditional wedding band with its personalised names wedding ring - couples looking for something a little different can exchange vows with something truly unique.

 

Created using the latest digital 3D printing technology, each exclusive ring is lovingly designed by the brand’s founder, Mine Bilgutay-Ozkurt for every special customer. 

Conjuring up images of love letters, the elegant, handwritten style font fuses together the names of you and your partner into a delicate and easily wearable ring. One name reads across the top of the ring and the other beneath the ring - close to the finger - so you can feel your loved one with you at all times. 

Wellness Weddings at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

Spa Pool

Radiating romance across the Kassandra peninsula, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort is Halkidiki’s new answer for those seeking the ultimate romantic getaway, providing a health-boosting backdrop for couples affirming their love. Whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony with your nearest and dearest, a holistic honeymoon experience or wining and dining within the resort's stunning surroundings, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort helps to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  

 

10 Ideas For An Unforgettable Hen Do

Alice in wonderland

Make your hen party celebrations unforgettable with these unusual yet unique ideas. After all, no one wants to settle for average. From cocktail stations to candy stalls, your hen party could be the topic of conversation for a long time to come. To help inspire you here are 10 unusual hen party ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Bubbly Bar

Whether you are hosting the party at home or in the hotel room, a bubbly bar is a must. With a range of delicious champagnes to choose from along with fun mixers and toppings including sorbet, fruit and candyfloss, the girls will be drinking the night away in style. Why not include chic favours and tags to make your bubbly really shine bright.

Pimp Your Cupcake

We Would Walk 500 Miles, And We Would Walk 500 More - For Love

We Would Walk 500 Miles, And We Would Walk 500 More - For Love

-          Brits are willing to travel 1,163 miles to a loved one’s wedding
-          Brits are happy to invest on average £827.45 on being a wedding guest
-          31% welcome the idea of a wedding abroad

 
ENGAGED BRITS should expect a bumper guest list, as new research has revealed wedding guests are more than happy to go the extra mile for loved ones’ nuptials, both in distance and financially.
 
A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by One4all, the Post Office gift card, revealed guests would be willing to travel an astonishing 1,163 miles - more than the distance from London and Barcelona or Manchester to Nice -  to be at a loved one’s wedding.
 

Multiple award wins for North East wedding venue

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CHAMPAGNE corks are popping at a top North East wedding venue after it scooped four major awards in just three months.

 

Newton Hall, which overlooks the award-winning Northumberland coast and specialises in innovative and creative outdoor weddings, has seen off competition from across Britain to be named Best UK Coastal Venue at the UK Wedding Awards.

 

And the win follows hot on the heels of a trio of regional triumphs, including Best North East Countryside Wedding Venue of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards, Best Wedding Venue at the North of England Wedding Awards and Best North East Venue at the Bridal Book Awards.

 

How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

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How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

The food and drink you serve at your wedding plays a huge part of your big day. In fact, the catering is likely to be one of the biggest expenses, so it’s vital you get it right. There’s so many choices and options when it comes to wedding food and drink, so how do you pick the right menu for your big day? If you’re looking for unusual cuisine to surprise your guests, reflect your personality as a couple and ensure the catering is remembered for many years to come, it’s time to ‘think outside the box’ and weave some creative spirit into your wedding menu.

Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear, provides some tips on how to think outside the box for your wedding catering.

The year of love: 8,000 people in Manchester have gotten engaged in the last year

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While many have claimed 2016 to have been an unlucky year, it turns out those of us in Manchester haven’t been unlucky in love, as it’s been reported that 8,000 Mancunians got engaged.

The new research comes from Manchester based jewellery retailer, Diamond Heaven, who used Facebook’s Audience Insight to collect the data.

The data was found from looking at how many people with their location set to Manchester, had changed their relationship status to ‘Engaged’. The data was taken from May 2016 to May 2017.

It looks like we’ve been all loved up here in the North as it found that 7,000 to 8,000 people in Manchester got engaged during this time.

Getting Married this Summer?

Bare Biology

Jump Start your Bridal Beauty Routine 

 

You have been preparing for your special moment for months, determined to look your best on your wedding day this summer. From eating healthier, drinking plenty and working out harder, to moisturising deeper and experimenting with makeup trials for the perfect look; when it comes to bridal beauty nothing short of perfect will do.  As the warm weather can affect the condition of your skin and hair, it is crucial to adapt your beauty regime to prevent dryness and damage; here are three reasons why Lion Heart by Bare Biology should be your 2017 bridal beauty bag essential.

 

Wedding gifts for the couple who have everything

passport cover

Looking for a wedding gift for the couple who already has everything? Gone are the days when it is necessary to turn to appliances and honey moon money as a wedding gift. Why not try a personalised gift, from personalised wall art to luxurious gifts. We’ve also included an out of this world gift idea at the end which will be sure to dazzle.  

For the home

Hello Moon has a great range of wedding posters which would make an ideal gift for the couple who has everything. All of their personalised prints are designed by a team of in-house designers so you won’t be able to find these anywhere else!

Wedding bells ringing, glasses bubbling

Bovet Samur Brut Rose

The days are getting warmer, flowers are blossoming, and couples are planning their weddings.

Loire sparkling wine house, Bouvet Ladubay, are offering two premium quality Loire sparkling wines, Bouvet Saumur Brut NV and Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV, at Majestic. They are summery, reasonably priced and a charming choice for wedding receptions. The sparkling wines are rich in colour, fruity, elegant and aromatic in profile; the Rosé Brut has a long=lasting aroma of raspberries, strawberries and herbs. They can easily be paired with salmon, cheese and pork.

bouvet saumur brutSamples are available upon request.

What tips do you have for brides who want to do their own make-up for their big day?

Foundation

It's imperative to get your skin glowing for the big day well in advance. It's not all about the makeup, preparation is key. Drinking lots of water, eating healthily and having facials way in advance are the golden key as you approach your wedding day.

Make sure you drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from within. Book a course of facials in advance but be aware, facials can bring out  the impurities  in your     skin causing spots/pimples or blemishes as it rids itself of toxins and unwanted impurities that's why it's imperative to have a facial at least once a month in the run up to your wedding day. Treat yourself  to your last facial at least a week before your big day and prior to a spray tan.

Kalamata Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift set

Virgin Olive Oil 

The Kalamata Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift set makes the perfect present for brides and grooms to be who have a love for all things food. The oil is a unique and personal gift, whether they’re always looking for the next best ingredient for their cooking or simply enjoy all the pleasures of eating.  

The oil is available to buy in two variants; as an Individual 500ml bottle, or in a wooden presentation box, making it ideal for gifting. The stunning wine-style bottle design lends itself to being on display and would sit well in any discerning food lover’s kitchen.