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Spectacular Indian Ocean views with a wedding in Mauritius

Mauritius wedding

With its miles of white sand beaches, spectacular Indian Ocean views and forested backdrops, Mauritius is a beautiful and varied destination to celebrate a wedding or honeymoon. Whether guests would like to get married on the island or spend some post-wedmin time in Mauritius for a relaxing honeymoon, there are plenty of new offerings for couples and newlyweds to enjoy during their time on the paradise island.

A Portuguese Destination Wedding

Portuguese wedding

Sarah’s & Paul’s Portuguese Destination Wedding 

We ways knew of each other as we grew up but never really spoke to one another. One night back in 2009 we were both out for a friends celebration drinks and ended up chatting. Paul had a bit of a reputation so I insisted it was going to lead to nothing and didn't think much of it. He was very persistent and three days later we went on our first date to Nandos and the cinema.

Winter wedding on your own private Scottish estate 

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New discounted winter exclusive-let at Skye’s Romantic Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge 

If you dream of hosting your winter wedding on a romanticrambling Scottish estate but don’t have a limitless budget, or a distant relative with a gorgeous country pile, the new exclusive winter lets at Skye’s Kinloch Lodge could make your wedding wishes come true.  

This historic family-run hotel, formerly home to Lord & Lady Macdonald, is offering whole-house bookings from November 2017 to March 2018 for up to 38 guests, at hugely discounted rates. With prices from £7,500 per night, (that’s less than £200 per head and saves around £6,000*).

The Great Hall of Oakham Castle - get married surrounded by hundreds of giant golden horseshoes!

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The Great Hall of Oakham Castle, built in 1180, is a beautiful and dramatic setting for your unique wedding.

The Hall can hold up to 120 people and is conveniently situated in Oakham town centre, yet sits in its own peaceful grounds. There’s some free parking on site, and easy walking access to other car parks, and a selection of excellent hotels, pubs and cafés perfect for either your reception or accommodation.

8 wedding traditions from around the world

8 wedding traditions from around the world

Wherever you are in the world, weddings are always a great day, full of love, laughter, and much celebration. While you will probably attended enough weddings to know what to expect from the day, there are some wonderful country-specific traditions that you may not be familiar with if you have only been to a wedding in the UK.

 

Whether you find yourself at a wedding somewhere else in the world, or are simply looking for wedding inspiration and want to incorporate some unique practices into your own, experts at language app Babbel (Babbel.com) have shared a list of marital traditions from eight countries around the world to give you some insider info.

 

How to use lighting to create the perfect ambience for your wedding

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Great lighting can really make a wedding by providing just the right level of ambience, butthere are a number of important elements that every bride and groom needs to have considered in order to get the lighting just right. Here are five illuminating tips for achieving lighting perfection on your big day.

 

1. Check the venue’s rules

Get hitched without a hitch with Maritim Mauritius

Maritime Resort wedding

For those looking to get hitched without a hitch, the white sandy beaches and turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean surrounding the island of Mauritius is one of the few places on earth to rightfully claim the mantle of ‘‘paradise’’. With over 27 years’ experience in delivering bespoke fairy-tale weddings, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius offers specialised multi-lingual staff to provide unparalleled facilities, experiences and service when saying ‘I do’.

 

Wonderful Winter Wedding Décor

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so naturally, it’s one of the most magical times to tie the knot. However, there’s a fine line between decorating your big day like an enchanting winter wonderland and it resembling Santa’s grotto. But don’t fear; with Bubblegum Balloons’ top tips, your wonderful winter wedding will look super-stylish and chic, without a Santa in sight. 

All white

Are you dreaming of a white wedding? An all-white colour scheme is clean, classy and timeless – especially for a magical Christmas ‘do. Balloons like our Innocence Tassel Tail giant balloon in a choice of either white feather-filled, pearly white or sophisticated silver add a simple yet stunning look to festive proceedings.  

Let it snow  

The 2016 Winter Wedding Guide:

Best Value Destinations 

Brides and grooms looking to escape the typical British weather on their big day could bag a bargain by choosing a wedding venue abroad, new research has revealed.  With the rising cost of weddings in the UK and no guarantee of sunshine on the big day, it is no surprise that more brides are choosing to tie the knot overseas. 

The research, carried out by The Money Shop, looked into a range of wedding packages, flights and the cost of a honeymoon at locations across the world, including Australia, Canada, Mexico and Fiji. 

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale

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Pledging your eternal troth on a yacht cruising off the cerulean blue waters of the Indian Ocean or promising to love and cherish whilst barefoot on a private island beach as gentle waves lap against pristine white sands…. Hurawalhi Island Resort wants to create the wedding of your dreams. Opening on December 1, 2016, this stunning private island destination is delighted to announce the launch of their wedding packages for those looking to celebrate love in a truly magical and once in a lifetime location. 

What To Consider When Choosing Your Dream Wedding Venue

What To Consider When Choosing Your Dream Wedding Venue

'Nowadays, almost anywhere can be considered a potential wedding venue for your magical day - from seafronts to tree houses, castles to aquariums, farmyard barns to school halls.

However, before you lay down the deposit and start sending out your invitations, you may wish to bear in mind some key factors before making your final decision on the wedding venue.'


Getting married abroad? 5 fabulous overseas wedding villas

Cepheus House Corfu

When it comes to planning an overseas wedding, we’re all searching for a venue that reflects our taste and requirements, whilst providing a beautiful backdrop to your special day. 

Hiring a private villa is an ideal way to suit your needs when choosing a venue abroad. Not only do many have stunning landscapes and gardens, but you are also free to choose a location with space to accommodate the bride and groom as well as a selection of special guests, enabling you all to enjoy this magical time in an intimate setting. 

Whether you’re aiming for rustic charm or opulent luxury, if you’re searching for an elegant venue with space to sleep a few guests, then look no further than this selection from luxury villas specialist CV Villas

The Gay Wedding Guide Launches Manchester-based Campaign

The Gay Wedding Guide Launches Manchester-based Campaign

To Help Same-Sex Couples Plan their Wedding with Confidence

In celebration of the first year anniversary of the Same Sex (Marriage) Act, The Gay Wedding Guide has launched a campaign to promote the city as an iconic wedding destination for same-sex couples looking to get married, and to highlight some of Manchester’s most stand-out wedding venues that are not only unique but, crucially, are openly supportive of same-sex marriage. In the week running up to the first year anniversary of the Act, 120 same-sex marriages had taken place in Manchester.

The Gay Wedding Guide’s campaign is aimed at same sex couples in the UK as well as foreign nationals who are planning to wed in UK and are looking for somewhere special to tie the knot.

Moddershall Oaks reveal New Outdoor Events Space

Moddershall Oaks outside wedding ceremonies view of the lake at night

 

Picture an ambience like no other… peaceful surroundings, soft outdoor lighting, a woodland backdrop and your wedding ceremony on the water’s edge.

After years of planning and construction, Moddershall Oaks, 5* Country Spa Retreat state of the art wedding venue opened its doors in December 2010 after a million pound investment. 4 years and hundreds of weddings later, Moddershall Oaks have decided to add something a little different. Famous for their best possible service, delicious food & most memorable experience, Moddershall Oaks wanted to make the most of the breath-taking Staffordshire countryside location.