Made in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco region in Northern Italy, Mionetto is Italy’s favourite sparkling wine. This well-structured sparkling Prosecco stands out for its luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, whilst the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of honey, black liquorice, and acacia blossom.
BY CESAR & NADIA RODEN
Poptails is a new, glamorous collection of fun alcoholic ice-lollies from Cesar and Nadia Roden. Combining the magic and romance of cocktails with a refreshingly creative spin, these delicious poptails are elegant, luxurious, sophisticated and playful. There’s something a little mischievous about turning childhood treats into a strictly adult culinary experience, and this is what Poptails does best.
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.
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.
Poptails by LAPP (www.poptailsbylapp.co.uk) are currently launching a trio of distinctly grown up, delectably alcoholic ice pops. Borne from the idea of two French friends living and working in East London, LAPP are creators of gourmet Poptail lollies made from a delicious blend of fresh fruit and premium alcohol (4.5% ABV).
Many people cannot or choose not to drink alcohol for a number of reasons, from religion to health. But what do you do when it comes to a wedding where bottles of celebratory champagne are often in full flow or given as a gift to the happy couple? What if the bride herself does not or cannot drink alcohol? That’s where Botonique comes in!
Wedding preparations can be stressful for any bride, but for pregnant brides stress is one thing that is most certainly not welcome as well as not being good for the baby. With this in mind, here are our top wedding day tips for the pregnant bride to ensure that the day is memorable, unique and stress-free!
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How to think outside the box for your wedding catering
The food and drink you serve at your wedding plays a huge part of your big day. In fact, the catering is likely to be one of the biggest expenses, so it’s vital you get it right. There’s so many choices and options when it comes to wedding food and drink, so how do you pick the right menu for your big day? If you’re looking for unusual cuisine to surprise your guests, reflect your personality as a couple and ensure the catering is remembered for many years to come, it’s time to ‘think outside the box’ and weave some creative spirit into your wedding menu.
Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse bridalwear, provides some tips on how to think outside the box for your wedding catering.
As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...
It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.
The perfect wedding is a thing of dreams; and who doesn’t dream of the bright summer sunshine beaming down on friends and family as they sip an exotic cocktail after a tear-jerking ceremony?
Now that dream can be a reality following the launch of a vibrant range of vodkas that promise to create show-stopping cocktails that will keep your guests talking for months on end.
With the tropical taste of mango, grapefruit, or pineapple tickling your taste buds, Cîroc vodka could well be the perfect ingredient to your dream wedding in the sun.
Wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of every wedding. Why? Because they capture the magic of the day and enable you to fondly reminisce in many years to come. Propel your wedding photos from run-of-the-mill images to fairy-tale moments of the big day with the following stand-out features designed to inject the wow factor into every type of wedding.
With their pretty rainbow tones, floating motion and fairy-like appeal, bubbles have long been a favourite prop for photographers.
The charming allure of bubbles make a great addition to a wedding and bring a magical feature to the special day.
If you want to add some Italian chic and a touch of La Dolce Vita to your wedding, the stylish vintage Frizzenti Citroen van serving a range of Prosecco, and Italian sparkling and still wines by the glass, is the perfect answer.
The quirky 1970s van has been converted into a mobile bar which is ideal for summer wedding receptions. Not only does it look fantastic and be a great talking point, it’s deliciously practical too; there’s no time wasted setting it up, it simply drives to the venue and it’s ready to go! It needn’t take up valuable space in the marquee, and for those brides with a conscience, it’s better for the environment.
Traditional summer weddings have dramatically changed over the past few years, with the Bride & Groom looking for that little something that will make their big day stand out. Instead of choosing a drink for each part of the event, such as wine with dinner, champagne with the toast, and cocktails at the after party, wedding drinks have become more focussed on the personality of the happy couple.
Summer drinks of the moment include sparkling champagne mimosas, sweet mojitos and ice cold beer. For something non-alcoholic what about sparkling lemonades and fruity mock-tails… how does watermelon sound?
One of our favourite spirits BLOOM London dry gin can be the perfect drink for any wedding occasion.
BLOOM Gin is a floral London Dry Gin, inspired by nature. Master Distiller Joanne Moore, the world’s first female gin Master Distiller, chose the flowers of chamomile and honeysuckle, with the citrus fruit pomelo, to make up the three main botanicals for BLOOM – each one contributing to the delicate gin drinking experience.
BLOOM Gin is a perfect accompaniment for a stylish wedding and can be mixed to create stunning cocktails.