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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.  

Win the ultimate healthy honeymoon package

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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;

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. 

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine -

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine 

and win £100 in vouchers

For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...

In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...

It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.

Barbados Celebrity Hot-Spot Launches Luxury Wedding Breaks

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The Lone Star Boutique Hotel and Suites – a luxury, beach-front hideaway set in the exclusive St James area of Barbados – has this month introduced two bespoke breaks for pre-wedding celebrations and honeymoons.

 

Before the big day, the bride-to-be and members of her wedding party can relax and unwind with a luxurious ‘pre-wedding celebration’ stay that includes:

Innovative software offers newlyweds stylish wedding album without breaking the bank

We all know weddings can be expensive.

After saving every spare penny for months or years on end you finally breathe a sigh of relief after the big day, safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to fork out any more cash.

However, this is not always the case. From paying off any lingering accounts, to sending out thank you cards, the little costs continue to mount up.

The Greenery Wedding Trend - and why it’s a big hit with brides

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It’s official: Panetone’s colour of the Year is Greenery.

 

Known by its official name as 15-0343 Greenery, this zesty yellow-green shade

is symbolic of vitality, rejuvenation, and our desire to authentically re-connect with the wider world and with ourselves. 

 

And in our innate desire to ‘feeling human’ again, we seek to surround ourselves with nature, and our loved ones. Perhaps this explains why Greenery transcends so well into wedding design, and its rising popularity: the association we have with this ‘life-affirming’ shade is the association we have marriage.

 

Up, up and away – fun factor confetti balloons

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Celebrate your wedding day in style and add a fun factor to your décor with confetti balloons. Shropshire Petals have just launched their brand-new Giant and standard Confetti Balloons, guaranteed to make a statement!

Filled with your choice of natural petal confetti, use confetti balloons to transform your wedding venue. Choose confetti to match your chosen colour scheme or to contrast, making them stand out beautifully wherever they are displayed.

Here are some décor and photograph ideas from Shropshire Petals:

Place a Giant Confetti Balloon at either side of your ceremony venue entrance for a touch of glamour.

Why biophilic design will work wonders for your wedding...

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When you picture your dream wedding, where do you feel happiest; the most connected, relaxed or content? Does ‘getting away from it all’ for the big day conjure ideas of wilderness, birdsong and green vistas? The gentle trickle of a water feature in a country garden, hazy dappled sunlight, the scent of wildflowers in the breeze and the comforting sensation of grass between your toes? Is the sensory deprivation of your daily urban grind leaving you wistful for a multi-sensory nature hit? You’re not alone!

What is Biophilia?

Five senses wedding planning - How incorporating the 5 senses makes for the most memorable wedding...

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It’s finally here. The big day. The day that has taken up every spare waking minute (and sometimes ones when you are asleep) for the last couple of years. It’s the MOST important day of your life and one that you’ve dreamed about for… forever!  It’s the day that you and your partner have saved vigorously for. The carefully selected guest list has been agonised over - where do you seat people, what about the theme?, dress?, decorations?, cake? .. the list goes on. It’s not uncommon for a bride to be to have nightmares and wake up in a fluster of panic leading up to the big day.

Kirsti Shuba, Co-Founder, Katherine Daniels Cosmetics talks about the harmful effect of pollution on the skin.

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  • There are a number of things that are harmful to our skin, from UV rays to a bad diet, but two issues that have come to the fore this year are pollution and blue light from electronic devices. Why do you think these issues are trending now? Both of these issues are trending right now because they are so relevant, everyone has at least a mobile phone plus all the other gadgets we use on a daily basis, tablets, computers etc. We are becoming more and more aware of the effect of pollution and the dangers it carries when it comes to our skin, it’s always been a problem but it’s very much highlighted at the moment in the press and on social media as its very relatable.

Why you need a quintessential destination to hide away on your honeymoon with Gran Canaria Wellness

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Once in a while, we all need a little peace and quiet – a place to completely switch your phone off, hide away from the world and escape together. Gran Canaria’s year-long sunshine is ready and waiting for you to discover, a beautiful place to relax and unwind. Just beyond the peaceful azure shores, Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort is a spectacular, secluded 5* spa resort tucked away amongst beautiful mountains; an escapist’s paradise. Combining the latest in beauty technology and innovative treatments with the remote, tranquil atmosphere, the Aloe Spa is the quintessential destination to relax and beautify on your honeymoon.

The MacGuffin Project

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Located on Old Christchurch Road, at the site of the former Dusk till Dawn nightclub, The MacGuffin Project is the south coasts newest attraction everyone is talking about.

Bringing a slice of London magic to Bournemouth town centre, The MacGuffin Project offers people an escape from reality by immersing you into the dark but beautiful world of the long forgotten MacGuffin Carnival. It’s down to you and your team to work together, unravel the mysteries and overcome the challenges that unfold before you. Interact with machines, communicate with lost souls and piece together the past as you race against time to complete your missions.

Top relaxing retreats for stressed-out brides

Top relaxing retreats for stressed-out brides

If wedding admin is leaving you feeling frazzled, pre-wedding nerves are sneaking in, or you’re looking to relax after the stressful task of organising your wedding, it sounds like you are in need of a relaxing retreat. 

Well you’re in luck, as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, share their top five health retreats for stressed out brides, where you can enjoy luxury spa pampering and wellness relaxation before stepping into the limelight on the big day, or winding down on your dream honeymoon. 

Vintage-style afternoon tea wedding for spring/summer 18

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Is looking for a stylish wedding venue with a vintage twist leaving you feeling a little ‘hot under the collar’?  Perhaps The Black Swan has just what you’re looking for…

The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley, are well known for hosting charming country weddings, as well as serving delicious afternoon teas, so they’ve created an all-inclusive wedding package for spring/summer 2018, offering both in one delicious package, ‘A Little Hot Under the Collar’.