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For the Ethical bride

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For the Ethical bride in search of the perfect wedding day jewels, look no further than Arctic Circle Diamonds and their stunning Northen Lights collecitons featuring sculptural rings, pendants and earring crafted in Fairtrade gold and set with scintillating Arctic Circle Canadian diamonds.

This day to evening wear diamond collection is designed for women seeking elegant and eye- catching diamonds perfectly suited to add a touch of glamour to any evening or bridal look, but is subtle enough to wear everyday. Combining Sarah Jordan’s signature flowing style with Arctic Circle’s Canadian diamonds and Fairtrade gold, Northern Lights pays homage to the shimmer and shapes of the aurora borealis, witnessed over the Arctic region where the diamonds are mined.

Social media on their wedding day 

Social media

Millennial brides can't switch off as 84% are using social media on their wedding day 

  • 78% announce their engagement on social media within 24 hours, whilst a further 11% share it digitally within a week.
  • 67% of women use Pinterest and have a wedding board before they are even engaged
  • 42% planning a wedding claim that looking at others social media wedding posts makes them feel anxious for their own big day.

It has been reported that 90% of those getting married in 2017 are millennials. For millennials, an everyday experience, no matter the occasion is captured by social media channels, with an app for every need.

Perfect parties for the hen and stag with Super Break!

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As every bride and husband-to-be knows, one of the highlights of getting married is the celebrations with family and friends that come before the big day. But there’s more to Hen and Stag parties than a night on the town, and with the pressure to plan the perfect party, why not make it as memorable as possible by taking a weekend away? With everything from top-class theatre trips in the UK, to cocktail classes in Barcelona or brewery tours in Prague, short break specialist Super Break has a wealth of Hen and Stag breaks that will help make the occasion unforgettable.

Perfect getaways that will make the Hen happy

The Great Hall of Oakham Castle - get married surrounded by hundreds of giant golden horseshoes!

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The Great Hall of Oakham Castle, built in 1180, is a beautiful and dramatic setting for your unique wedding.

The Hall can hold up to 120 people and is conveniently situated in Oakham town centre, yet sits in its own peaceful grounds. There’s some free parking on site, and easy walking access to other car parks, and a selection of excellent hotels, pubs and cafés perfect for either your reception or accommodation.

Have a Spa-Tea!

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To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week 14th-20th August 2017

With National Afternoon Tea Week beginning on 14th August 2017, it is clearer than ever that enjoying tea and cake is still one of the nation’s favourite past times. The traditional afternoon refreshment of a light sandwich, sweet treats and a warming tea infusion is a calming, comforting way to invest in some well-deserved ‘me-time’ and pairing afternoon tea with a spa experience takes this comfort to a new level, leaving guests feeling truly relaxed and restored.

To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week, here are 5 top spa-and-tea experiences…

A special timepiece for Grooms and Brides

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Whether you’re a groomsmen looking for a special timepiece to go with your suit or a bride looking for a bit of sparkle or pearls to dangle from your ears, neck or wrist, WatchShop.com, the UK’s leading online watch and jewellery retailer, has something to fit everyone’s budget for the big day.  There are options for consumers who only have £25 to spend to those who can blow the budget with timepieces up to £4000, WatchShop.com has something for everyone to style their big day.  

 

It’s a Yes, Nay and a Bark for Adelle and Danny’s Wedding

Adelle and Danny’s Wedding

There were two very special guest appearances at Adelle and Danny’s wedding at Hylands House last July. Paddy the horse and Ronnie the dog were amongst their nearest and dearest celebrating the couple’s wedding.

 

Hylands is a magnificent Grade II* white mansion house set in 574 acres of historic landscaped parkland.  Certainly, there was more than enough space for Paddy and Ronnie to have a run about.  “Hylands was accessible and welcoming to all our family including Paddy and Ronnie who had the best of time”, said Adelle.  The couple also surprised their guests with the appearance of a magician and wowed people with their first dance as they had secretly been having dance lessons.

 

Say 'I Do' to LighterLife with up to 40% off weight-loss programme

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Is getting in shape ahead of the big day at the top of your to-do list? If you’re looking to lose weight for your wedding then we’ve got a range of weight-loss plans just for you.

Four LighterLife products a day ensure you get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs without the extra calories. Simply ditch your junk food diet and replace with four tasty Foodpacks each day on our Total plan to lose a stone a month, three per day and healthy meal to lose half a stone a month, or if you want to maintain your weight use them as part of a 5:2 fasting diet plan.

It mutts be love!

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Former Dogs Trust residents walk down the aisle 

 

Two former homeless hounds have had their starring moment after they walked their owner down the aisle on her big day.

 

Kim Davies, 29, started working at Dogs Trust Bridgend 10 years ago and is now the Training and Behaviour Advisor at the Pen-y-Fai centre.

 

Ex-homeless hounds and previous residents at the rehoming centre, Maddie and Flea accompanied Kim and her husband, Jason, down the aisle as they exchanged vows and officially declared their ‘puppy love’ for each other. 

 

Eco-friendly honeymoons - the best destinations

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Begin married life in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best eco-friendly healthy honeymoon destinations for green-conscious couples. With a choice of award-winning eco-friendly luxury wellness retreats, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that these hand-selected wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.

From romantic eco-forest walks in India to nutritious organic cuisine grown onsite in New Zealand and natural therapeutic spa remedies in Africa, return home from these eco-friendly healthy honeymoons, feeling more connected to your loved one, and to nature.