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Magnificent Seven: Finalists Announced in Red7’s Hunt for Britain’s Best Best Man

Hunt for Britain’s Best Best Man

Leading stag and hen travel expert, Red7, has searched far and wide to find Britain’s best Best Man – and today the seven national finalists have been revealed. 

Dubbed the ‘Magnificent Seven’, the crop of finalists comprises the competition’s regional winners from across Great Britain and sets a very high bar for all future Best Men. 

Each Best Man had to prove he had gone the extra mile, from overcoming the adversity of a sudden family death, to sourcing two giant Aldabra tortoises as guests of honour at his tortoise-loving mate’s nuptials, and even adding a touch of Hollywood with a personalised message from ‘Anchorman’ star, Paul Rudd. 

Celebrate a sparkling future with a drop of english from Bolney wine estate

sparkling wine

Start as you mean to go on and toast at your wedding with a quintessentially English wine from Bolney Wine Estate. With more brides opting for classic country barns and historical castles to hold their special day in, pairing the day with an award-winning wine from England suits better than any other.

There’s a wine to fit every bride too – opt for a Bolney sparkling rosé to add a hue of blush to a wedding theme. Alternative brides can surprise guests and choose a bottle of sparkling red wine, a delicious and rich fizzy flavour.

Purple Haze Wedding Inspo

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The colour purple can be hard to incorporate into any colour scheme without seeming too gothic or dark, so I wanted to bring you a few easy ways to include this gorgeous colour in your day, with a few inspirational images too.  

 

The colour purple symbolises nobility and luxury due to the fact that it's rarely found in nature. The perfect colour then, for an opulent and romantic wedding.  The key is fresh lavender in softer hues of purple, which you can use as a base colour, in your décor, or even as food or drink colouring.  Lavender season runs from around May until about late August, so ideal if you are planning purple for next summer!  

 

How to give yourself the perfect smile (and breath)

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Flossing, brushing and home whitening treatments are among the best ways to make your teeth look whiter and brighter, but believe it or not some clever makeup can also help amplify the whiteness of your smile.

But don't let something like bad breath spoil your perfect smile. We've put together some handy makeup tips to make your teeth look whiter-than-white and your smile smelling sweet. 

1. Choose the right shade of lippy

Honeymoon Staycation

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What does a honeymoon mean to most newlyweds? Sandy beaches? Crystal-clear oceans? Luxurious accommodation?

Or maybe not …

In an uncertain financial climate, and following an expensive matrimonial ceremony, the honeymoon is a chance to be (realistically) relaxing.

Glamping has moved from being a niche type of vacation to a ‘must do’ holiday particularly with regards to time off following the nuptials.

And the choice is vast … posh shepherd’s huts; shiny airstream trailers; beautiful bell tents; private wooden Wigwams …

So how does ‘glamping’ and ‘honeymoon’ fit together?

First of all, the term ‘honeymoon’ is fascinating. What does it mean?

Introducing The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation

Standing beside one another, having just said their vows, Naomi and Graham Thomas could have been any couple enjoying those first few seconds of marital bliss. The venue, St. Audries Park in Somerset was resplendent, and the couple’s family and friends had gathered together to witness those very special words of love that had just been exchanged. Indeed, everything was perfect on that bright summer’s day in June 2012. However, just a matter of months beforehand Naomi and Graham had faced the real possibility that they may never get married. 

 

Lokhandwala - Your Happily Ever After Venue

Lokhandwala

Encapsulating the eclectic and romantic essence of Mumbai and capturing the grandeur of British colonial India, Lokhandwala is the epitome of unhindered luxury that narrates the love story of Lady Charlotte with utmost sincerity through its royal ambience, scrumptious food and signature concoctions. Located in the heart of Fitzroviaand a ten-minute stroll from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, Lokhandwala is adorned with Victorian and resplendent interiors with huge mirrors everywhere, elaborate decorative mouldings and chandeliers that make it the perfect venue for the celebration of your fairytale. 

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Add extra sparkle with Goldsmiths exclusive collections

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LUXURY high street retailer Goldsmiths have launched three new exclusive collections this summer including the striking Multi Stone Collection, the alluring D Colour Diamond Collection and elegant Mappin & Webb Empress Collection.

 

The Multi Stone Collection features stunning white gold and diamond pieces, from rings and earrings to delicate pendants. The new collection uses a state-of-the-art diamond setting technique which results in a much wider visual appearance, and one of a full stone rather than a traditional multi stone look. The Multi Stone Collection is guaranteed to make a statement with its sparkling nature and high impact design, and with price points ranging from £400 to £4,000 it’s suitable for a variety of budgets.

 

4 Ways To Make Your Wedding Truly Unique

When the wedding season gets into full flow it can begin to feel like you’re living in Groundhog Day as all the weddings merge into one. That’s because they all have the same features such as similar cars, outfits, locations, speeches, meals etc. so it can all become a bit “samey”.

 

So what can you do to ensure that your big day doesn’t fall into the trap of becoming just another by the numbers wedding? Here are 4 ways to make your wedding more unique.

 

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