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Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall Set To Become One Of The UK's Most Prestigious Wedding Venues

Hawkstone Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed 18th Century mansion, will open in summer 2018. Anticipation is building ahead of its launch, as the venue is set to become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK.

 

The country estate has been purchased by The Distinctly Hospitable Group, making them the fourth owner in the property’s 550 year history. A sympathetic refurbishment is currently being planned to breathe new life into the spectacular Georgian property.

 

Slaters’ Statement Collection – September Wedding Style

Slaters’ Statement Collection – September Wedding Style

September is often considered a bit of a transition month for style, summer fashion seems a little outdated but it’s not quite time to break out the Autumnal colours yet. So with that in mind, we would recommend that a September groom shifts his focus from colour to pattern.  

Slaters’ statement collection has bold prints at its core, and is the perfect option for those transitional months where you just can’t pick a colour of the season.

The main print we’d recommend for September is a check, Slaters’ collection of checked suits are available in various colours, and range from being super bold, to a little more subtle, so whatever your style, you can make a patterned suit work for you.

Meet the Collection

Introducing our new ready-to-write collections

wedding and event stationery

We have used our wealth of experience in designing world-class wedding and event stationery to create six diverse and elegant collections. These comprise everything you need before, on and after your big day, from ‘save the date’ cards through to day stationery and thank you cards.

Choose from a floral-inspired BOTANICAL Collection, clean modern LINEAR and GEOMETRIC Collections, a delicate foiled FEATHER Collection or our fabulous winter-inspired copper-foiled DAPPER DEER Collection.

For our final Collection we have collaborated with the fabulously chic EMMY LONDON to create a truly exquisite suite of stationery inspired by her beautiful shoe designs.

Couples say “I do” to saving money on the big day

Couples say “I do” to saving money on the big day

Poundland helps couples dreams of a fairy tale wedding become an affordable reality

 

  • Average cost of weddings has spiralled to £27,000
  • Poundland launches new £1 wedding range to help couples save on growing wedding costs
  • High street retailer appoints first ever wedding planner to help couples marry on a budget

 

 

Everyone knows dream weddings don’t come cheap with reports stating that the average British wedding cost couples living outside the capital £27,000 in 2016 and  £38,000 for those in London.

 

Our world’s a colourful place – greeting cards should be too

Our world’s a colourful place – greeting cards should be too

Ever needed to find the perfect birthday card for your niece's Asian girlfriend; perhaps your son has just got engaged to his boyfriend or your gay friends are having a baby? Finding cards like these are often harder than you might think! HueTribe is a greetings card e-retailer addressing the gap in the market for underrepresented groups. Cultural and racial backgrounds, as well as sexual orientation are all celebrated and acknowledged at HueTribe.

 

The range of over 40 greetings cards cover categories of birthdays, wedding and engagements, births and congratulations. The designs of the cards celebrate LGBT and interracial relationships.

6 tips for choosing your wedding transportation

6 tips for choosing your wedding transportation

One major decision that will be made in the planning of your wedding day will be your mode of transport. After all, you want the moment you arrive and leave the ceremony to be unforgettable. If you don’t know where to start or don’t know that much about cars and just need a little guidance to help you find the perfect car, carry on reading for our 6 top tips you should consider when picking out your ride.

Finding the Right Company

We Would Walk 500 Miles, And We Would Walk 500 More - For Love

We Would Walk 500 Miles, And We Would Walk 500 More - For Love

-          Brits are willing to travel 1,163 miles to a loved one’s wedding
-          Brits are happy to invest on average £827.45 on being a wedding guest
-          31% welcome the idea of a wedding abroad

 
ENGAGED BRITS should expect a bumper guest list, as new research has revealed wedding guests are more than happy to go the extra mile for loved ones’ nuptials, both in distance and financially.
 
A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by One4all, the Post Office gift card, revealed guests would be willing to travel an astonishing 1,163 miles - more than the distance from London and Barcelona or Manchester to Nice -  to be at a loved one’s wedding.
 

Bright Haired Brides

Bright Haired Brides

Do you want to make sure all eyes are on you on your wedding day? Crazy Color’s range of 27 semi-permanent hair colours range from bright bold shades to pretty pastels for those quirky brides who like to stand out in the crowd and make their hair colour their best accessory!

 

Whether you’re a Rock N Roll type bride and want to opt for a bright red or blue shade or are a love all things pastel kind of girl and want to go for something a bit subtler such as a coral or mint green, Crazy Color has a shade that will suit you!

 

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

Making the most out of your wedding makeup trial by Make Up Artist, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Blush + Blow Bridget O’Keeffe

PREP:

1. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep! No matter how good your makeup artist is, they won’t be able to get rid of bags under your eyes. 

2. If you plan on having a spray tan for your wedding day, trial that a day or two before your trial too. The tone of your skin will impact the colours your artist will use on your eyes, lips and cheeks. 

3. Wear white! Just as your skin tone effects the way colour sits with your hair and eyes, as does the colour you are wearing. You will get a much more accurate idea of what your makeup will look like on the actual day if you wear the same colour as your dress to the trial. 

 

DURING:

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.

Essentials for a spring wedding to remember

Essentials for a spring wedding to remember

The flowers are blossoming amidst an increasingly emerald vista, as the sun soars overhead, it’s hardly surprising spring is hailed as the most popular season to get married. Springtime weddings provide opportunities for brides and grooms to become acquainted with the unique natural beauty of this time of year and make the most of what spring has to offer. If you are planning a spring wedding, whether it’s around the corner in 2017 or further away in 2018, take a look at the following wedding essentials for a memorable spring wedding.

 

Spring colour schemes

Seven different modes of wedding transportation designed to turn heads!

Seven different modes of wedding transportation designed to turn heads!

“Get me to the church on time…” may well be a well-known wedding song, but one of the principle features of most weddings is the transport to get, predominantly the bride and her party, to the wedding venue on time. If you are planning a wedding, no doubt, booking the wedding transport will be pretty high on your ‘to do’ list. Venus Bridal, specialists in diverse and beautiful bridalwear, take a look at the different modes of wedding transportation, designed to turn heads on your big day.

 

1. Horse and carriage