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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.

Guest who?

Guest who book

THE WEDDING GUESSING GAME & GUEST BOOK 

Here’s a fun new take on the traditional wedding guest book that will get wedding guests warmed up while the bride and groom discover just how well they really know their friends.

In Guest Who? – a good-looking soft bound book packed with fun illustrations and prompts - guests leave their message with a clue to their identity, ready for the happy couple to guess the guest behind the good wishes.

Brexit sends tourists packing

Card

• Since Brexit, Asian tourist destinations have become more popular

• European destinations have seen a decrease in popularity

• Asia is a cheaper continent overall for Brits to visit

 

 

With Article 50 set in motion and the UK on its way out of the EU, long haul destinations such as Dubai are increasing in popularity among British families looking to get more bang for their buck. 

 

Since the value of the pound began to drop in June last year, data from Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard®, shows that card spend in Asia is on the up, with Dubai seeing a 26 per cent rise and places like Indonesia and Thailand seeing an even higher increase of 32 and 34 per cent.

 

Historic charm at the Tetley, Leeds

Sophie & James wedding

Described by the London Evening Standard as the ‘heart and soul of Leeds’ art scene’, The Tetley on Leeds’ South Bank is a renowned venue for weddings and celebrations.

Founded by Joshua Tetley in 1822, the Tetley name represents one of Leeds’ oldest brewing dynasties and has been synonymous with the city for over 200 years. It retains many of its original art deco features including the wrought iron scissor lift and the Board Room with its original furniture and paintings of former Chairmen.

'Alexis Dove weighs in on the death of the diamond ring'

diamond rings

As traditions change our tastes and desires for our big day become more personal. 

Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat – the four most important qualities when considering an engagement ring, right? 

Not any more perhaps. British award winning designer Alexis Dove muses that millennials especially are no longer interested in the brilliant cut solitaire diamond rings their mothers yearned for. 

Instead, it is all about individuality, story and for many – conscience. 

 

Alexis Dove finds that the unusual stones garner most attention and that is often thanks to their unique aesthetic. rings

Complimentary spa packages? First class flights?

Honeymoon couple

How to bag yourself the very best Honeymoon upgrades with these language hacks!

After the stress of organising your big day, we all dream of having the perfect, luxurious Honeymoon where we can totally unwind and relax. However, while we might envision ourselves flying first class with a glass of bottomless champagne in hand, it’s likely that after the expenses of the wedding itself, these luxuries may no longer be within our means.  

 

Bahrain: Magical Middle East

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

This Year, Try the Middle East’s Most Iconic Wedding Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Setting a new standard for the most lavish destination weddings, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers a stunning backdrop in which to begin your new life together.  Set amidst lush gardens and overlooking the serene Manama Bay with breath-taking views of both the city and the sparkling waters of the Gulf, this iconic wedding venue in the Kingdom of Bahrain is ideal for a wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime.