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Summer means many things – sunshine, beer gardens, and holidays.  But it’s also the start of the wedding season.

For this all important occasion - brides, grooms and guests will be focused on looking their best for the big day.  For some, this will kick-start a new fitness regime – perhaps challenging themselves to run further and faster than before.  Others might be motivated to cycle to work instead of taking public transport.  Whatever it is you’re planning on doing to improve your fitness this wedding season, it’s important to set achievable goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters. 

Wedding dress shopping! A girly day of silk, lace and bubbles

Wedding dress shopping

The countdown is on and your wedding plans are in full force. Boxes are being ticked off and time is ticking by. Now is the time to make to make plans for your girls-only day, the day you pick that special wedding dress that you may have been dreaming of since you were a little girl.

You may have butterflies in your stomach as you walk through the doors of the wedding dress shop with your nearest female friends and family. Emotions may be high for all of you, as today is the day you get to feel like a princess, trying on wedding dresses until you find your perfect match. But all this is completely normal - after all, it’s not every day you get married.

Looking for that perfect wedding gift

Wedding Gifts

You've had the invite pinned up on the fridge for months on end, and now as the date fast approaches for your friends/family member’s wedding, it's time to put your thinking cap on and decide on what wedding gift you will get for the bride and groom. Wine glasses, photo frame, department store voucher? The list can sometimes seem endless when you’re thinking of ideas, or maybe you don't even know where to start. Many couples these days already live together so already have many of the items you might have thought of buying a newly married couple once upon a time.

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, will open in summer 2018. Anticipation is building ahead of its launch, as the venue is set to become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK.

 

The country estate has been purchased by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, making them the fourth owner in the property’s 550 year history. A sympathetic refurbishment is currently being planned to breathe new life into the spectacular Georgian property.

 

Aspire Clinic Launches Bespoke Bridal Package

Bridal Package

Aspire, one of Berkshire’s leading aesthetics clinics, has launched a brand new bespoke bridal package aimed at brides-to-be and their bridal parties. The tailor-made package offers brides the full range of non-surgical treatments from skin rejuvenation to permanent fat-reduction in the run-up to their weddings.

 

The bridal offering comes at a time when, according to research by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of cosmetic surgery is on the decrease, whilst demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments continues to rise steadily. 

 

Aspire’s Clinic Director, Jenny O’Neill said: 

 

Long-haul honeymoon health tips

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With the Caribbean islands, Miami and South Africa being some of the most popular winter honeymoon destinations, the likelihood is that you will be in it for the long-haul as the average minimum flight time to warmer winter climes stands at about four hours thirty minutes at the very least.  

 

For those with poor circulation, being seated for a long time on flights longer than four hours can not only increase the risk of developing blood clots and Deep Vein Thrombosis, it can also prevent efficient circulation of oxygenated blood around the body causing aching and swollen ‘heavy’ legs.  

 

Brits tie the knot on wedding costs with dress first to be cut

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·         Couples forced to cut wedding spend as average cost increases to £8,000

·         Wedding dress first to be cut when trying to save money, followed by guest list

·         Canapés, favours and cars most likely to be ditched completely to reduce bill

·         Couples raid current accounts to pay for wedding, as parents no longer cover the cost

·         For tips to save money on wedding costs, visit www.nationwide.co.uk/wedding-costs

New research reveals couples are being forced to scale back their wedding plans as the average cost of getting married reaches £8,000.

 

Perfect Jewellery for the groom or groomsmen on that special day!

Cufflinks

Abi Insoll Fine Jewellery today launches its vibrant and magical Vintage Button Cufflink collection, which sees buttons of glass and metal - originating from as far back as the Edwardian era - mounted on silver or gold for the perfect wrist adornment. Designed and made by hand in Abi’s workshop on Eel Pie Island, each unique set of cufflinks has been lovingly crafted with comfort, style and ease of wear in mind; perfect for the groom or groomsmen on that special day!

 

The World’s Most Gay-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations In Fitness and in Health

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With increasing measures in support of gay rights and anti-discrimination worldwide, there has never been a better time for members of the LGBT community to travel. Indeed, same-sex marriage is now legal in 24 countries, with more to follow, meaning that gay couples everywhere are tying the knot. With more weddings, come more honeymoons, and newly-weds of all orientations and denominations are opting for wellness honeymoons, where they can improve their well-being on holiday. Begin the rest of your lives in fitness and in health as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, highlight the top gay-friendly honeymoon destinations.

Natural History Museum offers refurbished Hintze Hall as wedding space

Hintze Hall

The newly reopened Hintze Hall is the perfect venue for couples to host their wedding reception with the Museum’s latest breathtaking addition, Hope the Whale, providing a stunning ‘wow factor’ as an unforgettable event backdrop.

The Natural History Museum, an iconic Grade I listed building, offers couples the chance to share their special day with friends and family in one of the most spectacular spaces in London.