Have you tried the new Lambrini Blanc?

Lambrini Blanc new for 2019

Have you been on the hunt for the perfect drink for your hen night? Or maybe you want the perfect first drink for your guests on your big day without breaking the budget. We may have just found it for you, Lambrini Blanc Fully sparkling!

 

Lambrini Blanc is the latest launch from well-known brand Lambrini in celebration of their 25 year anniversary, it was launched on Monday 4th March but Vows and Venues were lucky enough to try a bottle before the release…

 

Receiving a bottle of sparkling perry on a Friday morning to review is definitely a good start to the day, having to wait a full day to get home and sample it though is not! 

 

Win a set of Mini Chunks from The Sugar Shed!

Win a set of Mini Chunks from The Sugar Shed!

Capture your day and replace the traditional photo frame with this set of 3 Mini Chunks from The Sugar Shed https://www.thesugarshed.co.uk/.  Using responsibly sourced wood from The Lake District, we guarantee these beautiful chunks will take pride of place in your home, allowing you to cherish your big day with a distinctive wow factor.

The Sugar Shed prides itself on capturing ‘your memories in grain’ and by not using a white ink when printing onto the chunks the natural grain of the wood shines through to produce an elegant and unique accessory, which is alive with a sense of history and heritage, from both your memories and the materials used. 

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.

Slimmer loses six-and-a-half stone for dream wedding

Aby after weight loss for dream wedding

New bride, Aby Dingle is celebrating an impressive weight loss enabling her to enjoy her dream wedding, despite fearing she wouldn’t be able to walk down the aisle. The 29 year old from Farnham, is now inspiring others on their journey to self-confidence as a consultant for The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.

 

Aby suffered with degenerative disc disease, which initially left her bedbound, and had many physical and personal setbacks including losing her job. Her confidence was at an all-time low, but she was determined not to let this get in the way of her enjoying what was meant to be the happiest day of her life. As well as improving her health, losing weight was also her main goal, so Aby set off on her weight loss journey.

 

Welcome RSA House's new wedding planner - Olivia Parrott

Olivia Parrott wedding planner

RSA House, the award-winning Central London venue, is delighted to welcome Olivia Parrott as its new wedding planner and private event sales and marketing executive.

Olivia joins with a wealth of experience having been in the CH&Co Group since 2016 where she initially began as an events assistant before becoming a venue consultant. Olivia recently won the ‘Hire Space Unsung Hero Award’ in recognition her outstanding work at ITA Venues and her ability to continually exceed expectations and go above and beyond for each and every client.

Haydock Park Racecourse is a favourite Liverpool wedding venue

Happily married couple at Liverpool wedding venue

Haydock Park Racecourse is a renowned sporting and events venue in the North West and is well versed in hosting spectacular events. This is why many couples choose to hold their special day at such a prestigious Liverpool wedding venue.

 

The spaces and suites at Haydock Park Racecourse can accommodate small, intimate weddings or large celebrations of up to 500 guests. Alongside the exceptional planning and detail which goes into every wedding, the views across the 127 acres of beautiful parkland make the venue a truly romantic setting.

 

Vintage wedding favours from Pretty Little Treats

Sweet wedding favours with roses

Wedding favours are an essential part of the big day – an important memento for your friends and family to remember your special day. They’re also a great way of saying thank you to your guests; usually a small, but delightful, token of appreciation.

Wedding favours can be almost anything to reflect your theme, budget and individual personality. But we firmly believe your guests will fall in love with our beautifully presented vintage-themed bath treats. For both ladies and gentlemen, Pretty Little Treats make the perfect vintage-themed wedding favours.

We’re a family-based business based in the heart of Yorkshire. All our products are 100% handmade using natural and locally sourced ingredients and free from SLS and parabens.

The perfect mini-moon destination - Nobu Hotel Marbella

Nobu Hotel mini moon

The voguish and sexy Nobu Hotel Marbella has upped the ante as a mini-moon destination for newly-weds this year. Already renowned for hosting unforgettable stays with extraordinary dining, chic rooms and epic nightlife in an enviable location, in celebration of its first birthday Nobu Hotel Marbella has launched new imaginative and ‘Instagrammable’ experiences that can be enjoyed for a memorable mini-moon.

 

Your Hen Party Drinks Sorted: Bride’s Bliss Cocktail and More!

Cocktail to serve at hen party

Mixing up some spirits is a great way to break the ice at your hen party, but you don’t need to book a pro to help you. We have these delicious recipes from top mixologist and owner of the Grey Bear bar company Lloyd Brown and Baboo Gelato. Why not practice them with your maid of honour ready to show the rest of the party at your hen do?

 

Make your own hen party drinks with these 2 top recipes​

 

Tall yellow cocktail ready for Hen PartyBride’s Bliss

An English version of a mojito, with the perfect marriage of strawberry and cucumber flavours…

Top bridal jewellery trends for 2019

Bridal jewellery - Leo with Love jewellery with geometric design

Leora Moreno, a bridal jewellery designer who set up Leo With Love, advises on the top bridal jewellery trends for 2019…

In 2019 we see brides moving away from the more traditional gowns of old and focusing on pieces of different colours, lengths and styles – capes made of tulle, slashes of skin on show or a plunging neckline are all to be seen on the most blushing of brides. With dresses becoming more extravagant, jewellery is also taken up a notch; more is definitely more in this case. There are three big things to focus on to create your perfect look…

How to source your ethical engagement ring

Ethical engagement ring designs by Arabel Lebrusan

You are about to commit yourself to a person who is beautiful inside and out, which is exactly how we feel about creating the engagement ring that is to adorn his or her finger, says jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan.…

When you can choose from 100% recycled metal, fairtrade gold, fairmined ecological gold and responsibly sourced diamonds, there really is no excuse not to! You can be assured that your engagement ring will be a uniquely personal piece to be proud of for years to come.

Come rain or shine: how to plan an outdoor wedding

Colourful umbrella at outdoor wedding

Samantha Richards of pop-up gazebo event specialists Gazeboshop, shares her tips on how couples can ensure their outdoor wedding day lives up to their expectations, no matter the weather.

 

An outdoor wedding day should always be a day of joy and celebration. The nervous excitement of the parents-in-law, the chance to catch up with old friends and, of course, the joy of declaring your love in front of your nearest and dearest - all of these are reasons to look forward to your big day. And so you should - it’s your day!

 

Honeymoon locations: East vs West

founder of La Fete, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, advises on honeymoon locations East and West

If you’re trying to decide between a Greek getaway or an Eastern adventure for your honeymoon, then international wedding planner and founder of La Fete, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, is here to help. She offers Vows & Venues readers invaluable insight on tips and details from both locations for anyone researching honeymoon destinations themselves!

My husband and I were fortunate enough to experience two radically different trips as newlyweds: a three-week honeymoon travelling throughout Japan and a long weekend ‘mini-moon’ if you will, in Mykonos. Both very different, but both equally memorable: which are you more drawn towards?