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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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Embryolisse Smoothing Eye Contour Care

2016 saw a decrease in cosmetic surgery procedures, for the first time in a decade as 40% less people opted for invasive treatments, according to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.  Coupled with that, it was reported that 7 million pounds was paid out in compensation for botched cosmetic surgery over the past decade. With less people opting to go under the knife, and with so many alternative, non-evasive enhancements on the market – we’ve rounded up the best. 

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2017 Autumn/Winter bridal hairstyles

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When it comes to having a trial run for your bridal hairstyle, it’s always a good idea to book this the same day as your dress fitting and makeup trial. The reason for this is that it gives the bride the chance to see their overall look there and then, rather than on the wedding day where she may not feel it looks right and it’s too late, as most often the stylist has left before the bride puts on their dress.

How to use lights to create a magical fairy tale atmosphere in your wedding marquee

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Festive Lights is one of the UK’s leading event lighting specialists www.festive-lights.com

Stephen Alty, general manager at Festive Lights, says: “Elaborate entrances are a big trend for weddings this year and using festoon lights to illuminate the walkway to the marquee will create that magical atmosphere for guests as they arrive.  Draping strings of festoons above head height can also create a tunnel of light effect, which looks spectacular.  Special free-standing hooks can be used for this, or trees on the approach if it’s in a woodland setting. 

Set the Hen Party Benchmark

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Being chosen for the enviable role of Bridesmaid is undoubtedly flattering. Chances are she considers you a trusted confidante and she values your ideas and style. Now, all you’ve got to do is prove her right with the hen party - yikes. 

Naturally you want to ace every element of the wedding planning and ceremony. So first up, as revealed by Sybil Wilmot-Smith, Head of Trends for curated online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com, here’s how to throw the hen party of the century…

Invitations full of promise

Wedding stress? Yoga is a wonderful solution!

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A lot of brides unfortunately find planning a wedding extremely stressful, and not without good cause. There is a lot to plan, a lot of people to organise and in this day and age a lot of dietary requirements to deal with!

Brides very often turn to massages the week before the wedding and most swear that this does actually help. There is a lot to be said about destressing during all the weeks running up to the big day rather than only the week before. If you can maintain your composure throughout your planning process, you are less likely to regret any decisions you may have made under pressure.