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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. 

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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.

Picking the perfect wedding entertainment

Picking the perfect wedding entertainment

When it comes to your big day, there are certain elements that guests will come out remembering; the dress and the food are a given, but what about the entertainment? There’s nothing more disappointing than a dull reception and with most weddings lasting the entirety of the day and night, it’s important to keep guests entertained.

Weddings are usually a muddle of many different groups of friends and family, so it’s important to offer something that suits all tastes. To help make things easier for you, we’ve put together a rundown of some of our favourite ways to spice up your entertainment offering on your big day.

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Revealed: How much you can expect to pay when attending a wedding this summer

Revealed: How much you can expect to pay when attending a wedding this summer

The parents of the bride and groom will pay out the most, followed by the best man who will spend more than the maid of honour. Attending a wedding is an exciting event to have in your summer calendar however, it can also be quite stressful especially in terms of money but new research has revealed what each party member can expect to be paying.

A bride's parents will still pay the most for their daughter’s wedding, forking out up to 113% more than the parents of the groom, according to the survey conducted by short term loan provider Wonga.

The poll of 1,000 adults that included parents of the bride, parents of the groom, best men, maids of honour, bridesmaids, ushers and wedding guests, looked at who pays the most money to be part of the big day.

Did you know that Brits can have a legally binding wedding outdoors in Central Park, New York?!

Did you know that Brits can have a legally binding wedding outdoors in Central Park, New York?!

For many people, the term “destination wedding” evokes the image of a wedding ceremony taking place on a beach, somewhere sunny. Beach weddings can be very lovely but they don’t suit everyone, so how about bringing a group of your nearest and dearest to an amazing city for a destination wedding?
Most airports in the UK now offer direct flights to New York, and it is an incredible city that truly has something for everyone – history, shopping, food, luxury, and the beautiful spaces of Central Park. Lots of Brits are flying over to New York to get married there. I plan weddings for couples who want to get married in New York’s Central Park. I got married there myself seven years ago, when I was living nearby, and I’ve helped almost 250 couples to get married there since.

Best Western Plus Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa - Afternoon Tea Delight

Best Western Plus Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa - Afternoon Tea Delight

Afternoon tea is one of our nation’s favourite past times.  Incorporating this very British tradition into your wedding is the perfect way to ensure your big day has a relaxed but elegant feel.  Whether it’s a small intimate affair, a celebration of all things vintage or you want to offer your guests a quirky food option, afternoon tea is one of the most romantic ways to enjoy a wedding reception.  

Revealed: The age-old tradition that means you’ll pay 113% more if you have a daughter

Revealed: The age-old tradition that means you’ll pay 113% more if you have a daughter

A bride's parents will still pay the most for their daughter’s wedding, forking out up to 113% more than the parents of the groom, according to new research by short term loan provider Wonga.

The poll of 1,000 adults that included parents of the bride, parents of the groom, best men, maids of honour, bridesmaids, ushers and wedding guests, looked at who pays the most money to be part of the big day.

The tradition of the bride’s parents paying for the entirety of the wedding may be a thing of the past, but the research did reveal significant differences in costs still exist between the in-laws.

Colour care for summer hair

Colour care for summer hair

With summer upon us and wedding, holiday and festival season in full swing, you need to be looking your best. Whether you’re looking for a whole new look for the sunshine or to simply revitalise your roots, the colour packages at Supercuts could give you the perfect look.

This season Supercuts have done the hard work for you by hand picking four of the hottest hair trends for you to choose from. Simply walk into a salon, choose your package A, B, C or D sit back, relax and leave with a hot new do for summer.

Groom Takes Flight to Propose on World’s Longest Zipline

Groom Takes Flight to Propose on World’s Longest Zipline

A groom to-be proved he is crazy in love this weekend by becoming the first person ever to propose on the world’s longest zipline in Ras Al Khaimah. Adrian Mackay, 30, from Bengaluru in India, showed that love really does lift us up where we belong by popping the question to his wife-to-be as she came in to land on the suspended platform high up on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain. 

The adrenaline-fueled proposal was supported by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Toro Verde UAE who arranged for a ‘will you marry me’ banner to be unveiled as Mr Mackay got down on one knee 80m above the mountain floor.  

OppoSuits

OppoSuits

What started out as an idea while traveling through Southeast Asia has grown into a successful venture that has already taken this brand halfway across the globe. In just five years, OppoSuits have set up a range of over 100 designs and have customers in over 50 countries. The suits have been worn to an eclectic mix of events.

Embrace the beautiful game into your big day this weekend!

Embrace the beautiful game into your big day this weekend!

If you’re getting married this Saturday and you know at least half of your wedding party will be edging away from the dance floor and into a corner to watch the England game, don’t despair – embrace it!

That’s the advice from Michelle Jacobs, wedding planner from https://www.ritzy-events.co.uk

“Having been planning weddings for more than five years I’ve come across sporting events like this on more than one occasion, and whilst at the time it seems like a bride’s worst nightmare, you can actually turn it to your advantage and have fun with it,” comments Michelle.

Michelle’s top tips:

Why London is the PERFECT Wedding Destination

Why London is the PERFECT Wedding Destination

When we think of destination weddings, it’s easy for the mind to conjure up thoughts of sandy beaches and palm trees, but why not something a little closer to home? London is an ideal location to tie the knot, offering both modern and urban charm, whilst also being traditional and historic.  

London is a petri dish of historic allure and allows visitors to live and breathe the progression of time and development from its Roman roots into the modern day. As a hub of culture, London offers an infinite amount of options and opportunities to suit every different couple; here are some of our favourites.

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Nick and Hemione celebrate with film festival wedding

Nick and Hemione celebrate with film festival wedding

Rather than a traditional formal wedding Nick and Hermione Greenwood wanted a festival feel to their special day.

They decided to have their celebrations in a picturesque countryside location with a marquee for the reception, bell tents for guests and an outdoor cinema for the entertainment.  

They needed a projector for the speeches in the marquee that would be bright to cope with the high ambient light and easy to set up with no long cables to trip up their speakers.  For the cinema, they wanted a high resolution projector.

Solution
The couple tied the knot on Saturday 26 May in the small village of Benendon in a timber-framed shelter which has a traditional oast house roof, synonymous with this part of Kent.

An introduction to Manchester’s Cool Planning & Styling Team

An introduction to Manchester’s Cool Planning & Styling Team

As Manchester’s first urban and industrial wedding planning and styling team, the dynamic duo behind The Urban Wedding Company are shaking up the wedding scene. Here, we meet the women behind the magic…

So, who are they? Zoey O’Brien, a venue stylist, and Michelle Healey, a wedding planner, have formed a dream team in their home town of Manchester. They offer a complete styling and planning service for those who love seriously cool “urban luxury”.

My trend predictions for an Autumn wedding

My trend predictions for an Autumn wedding

With us now in the peak of wedding season, Autumn might seem and long way away, but it will soon creep up on us. That’s why we  have asked our guest blogger Natalie Lovett to give us her trend predictions for an Autumn wedding, so you don’t get caught out.

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to get married – so many lovely colours, and there’s still some warmth in the air too!

Here’s my predictions for what’s in store for the Autumnal wedding:

Tones and Textures 

A lovely rich set of colours looks fabulous against an autumnal backdrop – I predict that many may even add jewel-like tones to their colour palette.  Think rich plums and burgundy against complementary lush greens and pastels to add a softness.