One bride’s unusual wedding dream became a reality

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A horse, a golf buggy, and a chicken burger: how one bride’s unusual wedding dream became a reality


From a young age, little girls the world over dream of their perfect wedding day, yet few are given the opportunity to live out their childhood wedding fantasy to the T. But Jade Collin, from Kirk Ireton, did just that.  


After a Hollywood-style proposal, where fiancée Tom wrote ‘Marry Me?’ in the sand during a weekend away in Whitby, followed by an 18-month engagement, on 27 August 2016, Jade, who works as a finance assistant in Castle Donington, finally tied the knot with friend of 10 years and beau of four, Tom Collin. 


Your hair is in for a treat!

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Cycology Travel announce escape to Portugal

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  • New Portuguese Destination announced for 2017

  • Cycology prize Competition to win Technogym MYCYCLING Trainer (rrp £1790)

Luxury cycling vacation provider, Cycology Travel is extending its 5 star experiences from Mallorca, Spain to offer cycling enthusiasts and their travelling companions, who like to vacation hassle-free and in style, a second much lauded cycling location at Monchique, Portugal.

Fancy dress: 5 alternative ideas for your hen party

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Fancy dress is a great way to get into the party spirit during a hen do and give the group a sense of unity, but why not forgo the usual playboy bunnies, or saints and sinners, and go for a theme that’s a little different.

“Hen parties are getting more and more creative when it comes to their fancy dress theme, and the main objective is that the bride stands out,” says Emma Angel, Director of Fancy Dress at Angels ( “Aside from the traditional ‘L’ plates, there are many innovative themes that will ensure the bride is the centre of attention.”


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Top ten songs that couples walked down the aisle

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The days of ‘Here Comes the Bride’ are over and couples are using a range of different songs to walk down the aisle, according to new research by Anvil Hall Wedding Venue in Gretna Green.

Anvil Hall, located in the country’s most famous location for weddings, is the venue for hundreds of happy couples each year. It sees the arrival of numerous combinations of flowers, theme colours, and musical choices to make the ceremony perfect.

Owner Heath Hampson has compiled the top ten songs that couples walked down the aisle to in the past year, and surprisingly, Mendelsson’s Wedding March does not make the list. It appears that couples are looking for something more contemporary or personal than the traditional tune.

Korean beauty... How to incorporate this 10 step skincare regime into your life

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The 10-step Korean skincare regime sounds more onerous than it is and is actually the basis of a great skincare routine. Following it everyday will ensure that you have great skin, that is thoroughly cleansed, hydrated and treated, protecting it from ageing and environmental aggression. I also believe it’s a great idea to book a course of facials to enhance the benefits so that you have glowing, radiant and rejuvenated skin.

The concept is quite simple and you may find you are doing most of it already. If you follow a nightly routine of eye make-up removal, double cleanse and tone, serum/concentrate, eye cream, lip product, moisturise, with a weekly exfoliate and mask – you are already achieving the 10 steps renowned in Korean beauty.

Freixenet is set to keep your wedding toast cool this summer

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Freixenet are keeping wedding toasts cool this summer with their new ICE Rosé. The most recent addition to the Freixnet family, ICE Rosé has been uniquely designed to be poured over chunks of ice, with a purposely richer flavor to balance the chill.


Coming in a glossy white and pink bottle, the fizz would be a striking centre piece for any wedding. The perfect accompaniment to salads, duck dishes and fruity puddings, ICE Rosé can be the choice of refreshment for mains and deserts. 


Revealed: Top 10 wedding day fears

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The UK’s top 10 wedding day fears have been revealed, which include being stood up at the alter, drunk guests, wardrobe malfunctions and bad British weather.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by has unveiled Brides’ top wedding day fear is being stood up at the alter, with 77% concerned their partner will be a no show.

Almost three-quarters (73%) confessed to being wary of a wardrobe malfunction on their big day, anxious that their dress wouldn’t fit or that it would be damaged during the reception.

69% of brides-to-be were uneasy about the weather on their big day, with Great Britain famous for surprise downpours and unseasonable weather.

Travelling tips for your honeymoon

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Here they are; insider travelling tips to ensure your honeymoon is as stress-free as possible...

Know when to book - While last minute deals can be great, it doesn’t guarantee that you will find a deal that saves you a lot of cash. For long-haul flights it is advisable to book two to four months ahead of travelling, while for shorter trips you can look closer to the planned date, keeping an eye out for airline sales, as airlines will begin to worry about filling up all of the seats.  Additionally, when you fly could impact how much you save, with midweek flights usually being cheaper than weekends.