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The Gym reveals five simple steps to get toned and sculpted wedding arms

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Wedding season is upon us and after choosing the groom, venue and dress, getting in shape is the next big priority for brides! The Gym, the UK’s pioneer low-cost gym operator, is helping brides across the UK get in perfect wedding shape so to dazzle in your dress, whether it’s spaghetti straps, a halterneck or a show-stopping strapless gown, having toned and sculpted arms are an essential part of looking beautiful on the big day.  

10 ways to save money when planning your wedding

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The average wedding in the UK costs a whopping £27,000 (jumping to £38,000 for those living in London), according to research by Bridebook. With this in mind, those due to get married are always on the lookout for ways to make savings and cut costs, keeping the overall spend down, and we’ve compiled 10 top tips on how to do just that…

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Mary Rose Museum – a wedding venue fit for a King

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For a venue brimming with enthralling history and awe-inspiring views inside and out, look no further than the Mary Rose Museum.

In the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, next to Admiral Lord Nelson’s world-famous HMS Victory, the museum features the only 16th century warship on the display in the world – The Mary Rose.

Henry VIII’s flagship was raised from the seabed 35 years ago and now forms the majestic centrepiece of this venue – providing a magical backdrop for any wedding that is guaranteed a real sense of occasion and grandeur.

Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win

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1. Rubis Chocolate Wine

This IWSC award winning wine is a blend of Spanish fortified red wine infused with luxurious chocolate flavours. By using the best Tempranillo grapes from the centre of Spain combined with premium dark chocolate, Rubis have created a rich fruity wine with a velvety chocolate finish (in other words Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win). Notes of rich cherry and red fruit enveloped in velvety premium dark chocolate makes Rubis the perfect tipple to be enjoyed at a multitude of special occasions. 

Candy Coat launch new summer nail collection

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‘From pretty pastels to rainbow brights, classy reds, to girly pinks, confetti to glitter, metallic, holos, polka and pearls Candy Coat have them all!’

Summer is fast approaching and its time to say goodbye to spring bolds and hello to summer pastels and neons. This season Candy Coat are offering THE hottest trends and are launching EIGHT new summer shades. With a choice of subtle sophistication, out-there bubblegum pink or a creamy confetti, everyone can use their manis to wave goodbye to spring, and their pedis to looks stunning this season. 

The new Candy Coat Shades are:

• banana creme

• cantaloupe

Great lengths launch SS/17 bridal collection

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With wedding season well underway Great Lengths is excited to unveil its SS/17 bridal collection – ‘Become the Bride’.

Featuring some of the most coveted wedding hairstyles, ‘Become the Bride’ showcases seven dreamy looks guaranteed to grant your hair wishes.

Turning up the glam for the ultimate wedding hair inspiration, the collection features a range of stunning styles, from breath-taking up-dos to beautiful braids and waves. Textured twists adorned with sparkles, or cascading curls left long, loose and flowing, there’s a wedding style that you’re bound to adore:

Wedding costs to watch out for

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When you're planning a wedding, there is so much to think about, the whole process can get incredibly stressful and it's easy to let your budget get out of hand. Annoyingly there are also lots of hidden costs involved so I wanted to share the most common areas that can be surprisingly expensive.

Postage

First up is postage. Seriously! You may think that all you'll need to purchase are stamps but if you have a heavy or thick card stock for your invites the postage cost will go up. Make sure that your invites can happily fit into a standard envelope. Don't forget that the save the dates and thank you cards will also have to be posted so you could consider going online for these.

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The importance of choosing the right venue and people to help you in the run up to your special day

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A groom’s beautiful wedding day surprise for his bride has recently gone viral, and it’s not hard to see why!  Stephen Watt planned the perfect present for his new wife Keri, making their wedding day at The Lodge on Loch Lomond extra special.

The wonderful moment was captured on video by their close friend and videographer John Paul Lusk, who owns Leven Films and it has now made it on to the news in America after attracting fans from all over the world online.  

You can see the amazing video here: https://www.facebook.com/levenfilms/videos/10155522920123442/wedding gift

4 ways to establish your summer bridal beauty look

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Wedding season is upon us, you’ve got your beautiful dress, the invitations have been delivered, and now it’s time to prepare for one the biggest days of your life. Whether you’re opting for a minimal makeup look or a dramatic effect, researching the most popular beauty styles will help you to feel your upmost glamorous on the big day. And, who knows, you may even find that you tie in your look with the rest of your wedding theme, if you allow yourself enough time.