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Welcome to Slaters

Slaters

Originating from a small tailoring business in 1904, Slaters took the leap into the retail world in 1973, and have been growing their male fashion business ever since. 

With 25 stores across the UK, including locations in some of the most well shopped cities in the country, Slaters have well and truly put themselves on the map. 

Stocking both leading name labels and their own high-quality clothing ranges, Slaters have become one of the most diverse shopping destinations for men. 

Clogau are pleased to announce that they have commissioned an exclusive jewellery collection, by the talented Welsh fashion designer, David Emanuel.

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To celebrate their Welsh culture, British heritage, and royal connections, Clogau are thrilled to announce a new partnership with iconic fashion designer and royal couturier, David Emanuel. 

This exciting new collaboration celebrates love and glamour, capturing the romance and luxurious extravagance of our royal heritage and all its connotations. Perfect as the icing on the cake for your big day, but also beautiful as thank-you gifts for bridesmaids, maids of honor and mother-of-the-bride!

Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding?

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Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding? Or, perhaps you are a guest who needs a wedding gift but are looking for something really different? 

Hooray! As it’s World Chocolate we have just the thing…

Biscuiteers create wonderful, artistic hand iced chocolates and biscuits for an array of occasions, including engagement presents, wedding gifts and wedding favours.

Rise of the Groom-zilla

• Rise of the groom-zilla, with men more likely to cause havoc at the reception

• Grooms are more likely to resort to extreme weight loss measures than brides

• A third of Brits say losing weight was the most important thing to them before their wedding

 

Modern grooms are now more likely to display a number of ‘groom-zilla’ behaviours than their future wives.  A survey by STRIPPD Lean protein has discovered that modern men are so precious about their big day that they are more likely than their bride to argue with the photographer, fight with their in-laws and re-voke invitations from their guests.

Top 5 Groom-zilla Behaviours –

Perfect Pippa or Bridezilla? How does Pippa Middleton compare to the average British Bride’s behaviour

 

• Only 1 in 10 agree with Pippa’s ‘no ring, no bring’ rule

• Like Pippa, 25% of recent brides have picked a friend over family as maid of honour or bridesmaid

• A third of brides say losing weight was the most important thing to them before their wedding

• Over a third of women want to lose a stone or more before their big day

 

Despite coming under much scrutiny for her strict rules at her upcoming wedding this weekend, one in 10 (9.7%) Brits agree with Pippa’s ‘no ring, no bring’ policy, admitting that much like Pippa and Harry’s girlfriend Meghan, they have denied a close friend or family member’s other half an invite to their wedding if they weren’t married.  

 

Say “I do” overlooking Santorini’s iconic Caldera at this spectacular retreat

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EROSANTORINI sits perched on the volcanic cliffs of Santorini overlooking the tranquil Aegean Sea. The two-acre exclusive-use retreat is a calm oasis rarely found on the island that can host enchanting weddings for up to 800 cocktail guests or 350 seated guests, with room for dancing, live music and more among the expansive grounds.  Open year-round, it eloquently combines the luxuries of a hotel with a unique home from home feel, hosting bespoke weddings that range from intimate soirees to exquisite banquets.

The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn

Caorunn

The premium and contemporary Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) has enlisted the expertise of Masterchef finalist Stacie Stewart to create four tonics that balance perfectly with the refreshing taste of Caorunn gin.

 

The refreshingly tonics have been inspired by Caorunn’s locally-foraged Celtic botanicals.Harnessing Scotland’s unique natural resources, Gin master Simon Buley forages the botanicals from the hills surrounding the breath-taking setting of Balmenach Distillery in the Cairngorms National Park. Each of the four tonics have been designed exclusively by Stacie who has a passion for using raw, natural ingredients. The home-made ingredients are bursting with health benefits without compromising on taste.

 

Engagement Etiquette: How to send your congratulations to the happy couple!

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Get the basics out of the way first

In any engagement card, you have to remember the reason that you were writing it in the first place, to congratulate your loved one on their recent engagement! Say congratulations first, something simple that gets the message across as to why they are receiving this correspondence. 

Make things personal 

Hallmark hotel Flitwick Manor launches its  ‘flit-nic royal-tea’

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Arriving at the Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor as newly appointed General Manager, and inspired by the hotel’s picturesque countryside setting, Thomas Burford is delighted to announce the launch of an alfresco twist on the English classic, as the hotel launches its ‘Flit-nic Royal-Tea,’ just in time for summer picnic season and hen summer getaways.