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Win the ultimate healthy honeymoon package

healthy honeymoon package

Discount Supplements, UK stockist of all things health and fitness are offering readers the chance to win the ultimate healthy honeymoon package.

In the run up to your wedding you may be trying to slim down, tone up or get in shape. Why not continue the good work on to your honey moon and beyond. We have some products that will really give you the boost you need.

The kit up for grabs includes;

Swisse vitamins – submission

Swisse

As your big day approaches and with a million and one things to do, now more than ever, your diet is key. Here at Vows and Venues, we’ve teamed up with Rick Hay, The SuperFoodist nutritionist to provide you and your family with top tips on how you can manage your diet in the lead up to the big day:

 

Brightly coloured diet

This involves eating foods that are fresh and natural and possibly cutting down on excess red meat consumption, wheat, dairy, sugar, processed foods and alcohol. This will help the body to gently cleanse and alkalise - helping you to achieve radiant skin and better hair and nail health too!

Aloe Vera - the essential ingredient for the wellbeing of brides to be

aloetable

Your wedding day is, of course, a day to look and feel your best, yet the stress of planning the big day can cause unwanted symptoms – from breakouts to low energy.

Nutritionist Libby Limon has uncovered the secret to soothing your body from the inside out, ensuring every bride is glowing on her wedding day, and it’s simpler than you think – Aloe Vera!

“Aloe Vera is complex in nature, containing over 200 biologically active ingredients, and these ingredients work together to aid your wellbeing. From glowing skin to a healthy digestion and blood sugar balancing properties – it has far reaching health benefits.

Let The Celebrations Be Gin!

Gin

It’s the most special day of your life and you want everyone to enjoy it too, so let the wedding celebrations be Gin.

 

Finding the right drink to serve guests can be tricky, but British drinkers are choosing gin, more and more - 2016 was named the “year of gin”. So, if you fancy something different, from the obvious bubbles, then gin could be your thing.

 

Delightfully pink, the perfect colour for romance, Pinkster Gin is British-made, in Cambridgeshire.  It is infused with locally grown rasserpentine partypberries giving it a hint of fruit and its distinctive pink colour.  

 

Wedding bells ringing, glasses bubbling

Bovet Samur Brut Rose

The days are getting warmer, flowers are blossoming, and couples are planning their weddings.

 

Loire sparkling wine house, Bouvet Ladubay, are offering two premium quality Loire sparkling wines, Bouvet Saumur Brut NV and Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV, at Majestic. They are summery, reasonably priced and a charming choice for wedding receptions. The sparkling wines are rich in colour, fruity, elegant and aromatic in profile; the Rosé Brut has a long=lasting aroma of raspberries, strawberries and herbs. They can easily be paired with salmon, cheese and pork.

bouvet saumur brut rose

How to think outside the box for your wedding catering

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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.

Wedding bells ringing, glasses bubbling

Bovet Samur Brut Rose

The days are getting warmer, flowers are blossoming, and couples are planning their weddings.

Loire sparkling wine house, Bouvet Ladubay, are offering two premium quality Loire sparkling wines, Bouvet Saumur Brut NV and Bouvet Saumur Rosé Brut NV, at Majestic. They are summery, reasonably priced and a charming choice for wedding receptions. The sparkling wines are rich in colour, fruity, elegant and aromatic in profile; the Rosé Brut has a long=lasting aroma of raspberries, strawberries and herbs. They can easily be paired with salmon, cheese and pork.

bouvet saumur brutSamples are available upon request.

Kalamata Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift set

Virgin Olive Oil 

The Kalamata Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift set makes the perfect present for brides and grooms to be who have a love for all things food. The oil is a unique and personal gift, whether they’re always looking for the next best ingredient for their cooking or simply enjoy all the pleasures of eating.  

The oil is available to buy in two variants; as an Individual 500ml bottle, or in a wooden presentation box, making it ideal for gifting. The stunning wine-style bottle design lends itself to being on display and would sit well in any discerning food lover’s kitchen.

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

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...

 

Planning

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.

Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake

Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake

The beautiful Godminster Farm is based on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was certified organic in 1999, is home to almost 300 organic dairy cows and boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which inspire many of the Godminster products.

 

The Godminster Celebration Cheese Cake is a glorious tower of mouth-watering delight, from the handmade organic brie and award-winning vintage organic cheddar to goat’s cheese, with the distinctive heart-shaped Godminster cheddar as the crowning glory.

 

To create the perfect wedding cake, Godminster have teamed up with some fantastic cheese makers, which makes this 10kg and 54cm of pure deliciousness.

Show-stopping cocktails

Circo

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. 

5 reasons to have your wedding at home

wedding at home

 

Five reasons to have your wedding at home from bespoke caterer and event specialists Dine

If you are lucky enough to have space in the garden, there’s something nicely relaxed and intimate about being able to hold your wedding in your own home or in the home you grew up in.  Such an individual location enables you to buck the trend and create your own traditions by putting your own personal stamp on your day in a unique family setting.  Your home will already hold so many memories; wouldn’t it be amazing to add more from your own wedding day? 

1. Flexibility