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Gazebo opens up home wedding options

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Throwing your own bash at home is becoming a fantastic option for those with a larger garden, saving thousands on booking a venue. If you're planning a pre-wedding get together, an outdoor wedding breakfast or evening party, check out the range available from Market Gazebo World. Here Stephen Evans, managing director, explains why the range is ideal for an outdoor soiree…

What material are the gazebos made of and what makes them waterproof?

9 Unique Bride And Groom Gift Ideas For A Summer Wedding

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Summer is officially upon us, and with that comes wedding season. Alongside the planning and anticipation that goes into a loved one’s special day, there also comes one big worry — what to buy them?!

If you have a summer wedding coming up and are struggling for gift ideas, we’ve got your back.

Whether they’re the traditional type or favour a more quirky style, we’ve put together a selection of bride and groom gift ideas that are sure to make their big day just that little more special!

 

9 unique summer wedding gifts

 

Summer wedding photo displayAn innovative photo display

Get the look: a festival wedding at Careys Manor

Get the look: a festival wedding at Careys Manor

Delicate floral crowns, silver birch arches, tealights twinkling as the sun goes down, and dancing under the stars. With the festival season in full swing, it’s easy to see how that laid-back festival vibe would work wonderfully for a relaxed woodland wedding. 

With more celebrities like Kate Moss and Matthew McConaughey opting for bohemian-style weddings, Careys Manorhotel in the beautiful New Forest has pulled together a few ideas for couples wanting a festival wedding full of charm and personality.  

1 A woodland setting

Revealed: THIS is how much you should spend on that all-important wedding present 

Revealed: THIS is how much you should spend on that all-important wedding present 

With wedding season in full swing, guests across the country will be asking themselves the same questions: how much should I spend on a present and is it okay to give cash?! 

Research* from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, has got to the bottom of just how much the nation spends on (and expects to receive as)  a wedding present, and if cash/vouchers or a physical gift is better. 

Leeming House offers dramatic scenery and choice of entertaining spaces

Leeming House

Hotel review: Macdonald Leeming House, Ullswater, Penrith – by Editor Victoria Galligan

If, like me, you live relatively close to the Lake District but don’t get the chance to visit often, then stop. Drop everything. And go! As we drove up through Cumbria and along the winding roads approaching Ullswater, I was reminded of previous visits filled with pottering around lakesides, visiting tea shops and feasting in country pubs. I also found myself wondering why we don’t visit more often.

Say ‘I do’ at The Deck 2018 wedding packages

Say ‘I do’ at The Deck 2018 wedding packages

The National Theatre, one of London’s most prestigious and iconic landmarks, has unveiled its new wedding packages. These will be available at the soon to launch rooftop events space, The Deck, available to book now for events taking place from 6 August 2018. 

Set against the iconic urban architecture and statement concrete backdrops of the theatre, the stunning new venue offers breath-taking panoramic vistas across London.

The new space boasts a large reception area wrapped with floor to ceiling glass panels which can be retracted on warmer days to create a free-flowing space onto the private outdoor terrace, meaning the spectacular view can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Décor

5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Decor

Step 1 - Book Your Venue

Whether it be a big country house, village hall, a marquee, or an urban venue – look at the décor that is already there.  Look at the walls – what colour are they? Look at the furniture, ornaments and wall hangings.  Don’t forget to look down at your feet! – What colour and pattern do you see?  I have seen hotels with red and gold patterned carpets, and the bridal party chose hot pink as their main colour.  No no no!  Just no! You’ve got be a wizard capable of actual magic to make this work.  

The best venues are ones that have white walls, minimal décor and wood flooring – a blank canvas.

Step 2 – Hire a Wedding Planner

The Snappy Couple

The Snappy Couple

THE SNAPPY COUPLE : FOUR IN 10 NEWLY-BETROTHED BRITS PRIORITISE ENGAGEMENT SELFIES OVER TELLING THEIR NEAREST AND DEAREST

Four in ten freshly engaged[1] couples (42.1%) have announced their engagement on social media before telling their friends and family about the engagement 

A quarter of Brits (24.6%) admit they would post a picture of themselves on social media even before telling their parents the good news

Nearly half of Brits (47.3%) actually admit they would feign surprise if they already anticipated their partner popping the question 

Well over half (60.6%) of people wanting their partner to pop the question even admit to planning their own engagement 

The average value of engagement rings resting upon the fingers of Brits is £715

Cake Topper collection launches at norma&dorothy

Cake Topper collection launches at norma&dorothy

From travel-inspired pieces to personalised hearts, there is something for every happy couple in the new cake topper collection from luxury wedding stationers norma&dorothy. 

Taking inspiration from the natural world, the extensive 57-strong collection is perfectly designed to suit a wide range of wedding styles, featuring everything from lush botanicals and woodland animals as well as contemporary geometrics. 

 

Discover Your Perfect Honeymoon Package

Discover Your Perfect Honeymoon Package

With summer wedding season heating up, many couples set to tie the knot are thinking about that all-important question – where to spend their first romantic trip as newlyweds. And with honeymoons being the second biggest pay-out 0f the wedding, costing an average of £3,630 (Hitched.co.uk), it’s no surprise that couples are turning to their nearest and dearest to ask for a contribution to help towards their dream getaway.

The Ultimate Wedding Day with IL GUSTO!

The Ultimate Wedding Day with IL GUSTO!

With the wedding season upon us, it's an exciting time and the wedding planning process should be as smooth and flawless as possible. With that being said, Il Gusto (www.ilgusto.com) has a wide range of beautiful wedding favours to offer wedding guests.

Your wedding favours are a way of saying thank you to your guests; a small token of your appreciation for them sharing in your special day – so why not make them as special and unique as possible! 

With everything from miniature bottles, starting from £2 in a variety of beautiful shapes filled with a range of premium spirits, such as liqueurs, gin and vodka to half bottles of sparkling wine swirled with edible gold leaf – wow your guests with the range. 

Luxury wedding stationers launch new range of Wedding Day Guest Books

Luxury wedding stationers launch new range of Wedding Day Guest Books

Following the success of their hand-finished wedding stationery, norma&dorothy are expanding into wedding styling with the launch of their new Guest Book collection.

The 40-strong range is made up of beautifully finished books to suit all wedding themes; from clean-lined contemporary pieces to whimsical offerings.  Each one is personalised to capture the couple’s names, wedding venue and wedding date, making it the perfect keepsake. 

There are three different cover finishes available: hardback – available in six different colours with foil detail, transparent acrylic and 3mm birch. All books are filled with luxuriously thick white paper, which provides the perfect backdrop to your guests’ messages, and are bound by bronze wire. 

Foodie Weddings

Foodie Weddings

Gone are the days where the newlyweds never get to taste the food that they spent the last six months planning! As the food offering works it way up the list of a wedding’s most important elements, we explore the rise of the foodie wedding and how you can add your own tasty twists to your big day.

It’s safe to say that the foodie revolution has truly engrained itself in every aspect of modern life and weddings are no exception. With wedding cakes made with layers of brie and camembert and brides parading down the aisle with edible bouquets, now is the time to welcome in a new age where the cuisine takes centrestage. 

10 Benefits Of Exfoliation

10 Benefits Of Exfoliation

It’s an essential beauty step for many of us, here’s why…

Glowing skin, exfoliating removes dead skin cells which in turn makes skin look fresher with a more even skin tone. Applying make-up over exfoliated skin will enable you to have a smoother complexion, however, it is also important to exfoliate your whole body too. Try The Beauty Caffe Coffee Scrub, £12.99, www.theskinnycaffe.com for soft skin head to toe.

Reducing breakouts by unclogging pores from excess oils which can cause acne and blemishes. Exfoliating helps remove dirt from the root of the cause, making it a powerful cleansing step for a clearer complexion.

How to deliver a memorable best man or best woman speech

How to deliver a memorable best man or best woman speech

The biggest wedding of the year is now done and dusted. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed before millions of spectators and TV viewers, but the one thing we didn’t get to witness was the speeches. It has been hinted that Prince William’s best man’s speech was particularly “naughty” and that Meghan herself took to the microphone to express her gratitude towards the royal family for making her so welcome. 

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool is all about the restoration of one of the city’s most historic and iconic buildings.

Set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stylish and spacious 153-bedroom hotel, unique event space West Bay, Stanley’s Bar and Grill, Rum Bar, Maya Blue Wellness and adjoining the incredible Rum Warehouse, has been the catalyst for change in the north of the city.

Titanic Hotel is an experience less ordinary. 

Wedding venues tailored to your special day at Titanic Hotel Liverpool

The UK Wedding Event

The UK Wedding Event

The UK Wedding Event are responsible for some of the biggest wedding fayres in Yorkshire.

Their flagship show at York Racecourse features over 100 exhibitors and is staged twice yearly in March and October along with the big West Yorkshire event they organise at Leeds United’s Elland Road every November.

In addition to these large scale shows, The UK Wedding Event also work closely with a number of leading hotels and venues in the region to organise more intimate wedding fayres.

If you are interested in exhibiting in any of our events, please email sales@theukweddingevent.co.ukfor further information.

Five-star Seaham Hall, introduces summer weddings with a difference for 2019

Five-star Seaham Hall, introduces summer weddings with a difference for 2019

It’s unlikely that Seaham Hall requires an introduction. This glorious Georgian manor house, situated on County Durham’s heritage coast, is one of the UK’s most special and sought-after wedding venues. 

New for 2019: Couples keen on having a ‘destination wedding’, yet mindful of the logistics and costs involved for their guests, can have the best of both worlds.

Outdoor wedding ceremonies, overlooking the beach

Summer BBQ weddings