Award winning Aesthetic Practitioner Dr Rekha Tailor, of Health & Aesthetics, takes a look at the Aesthetic trends that will dominate the bridal world in 2018. She comments “The popularity of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures has continued to experience steady and continual growth during 2017. This is set to continue throughout 2018 as procedures that appeal to a broader patient audience of both sexes, demographic groups and that treat a more diverse spectrum of body areas continue to make an appearance on the market.
Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events are event specialists, food experts and corporate hospitality professionals with a collection of over 50 extraordinary venues for meetings, conferences and special events Here we take a look at some of the beautiful locations you could use for your wedding day.
Four amazing venues for your wedding day, from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events
Set amongst the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth has welcomed everyone from Queen Elizabeth I and Charles Dickens to Winston Churchill and Mick Jagger.
It is often thought that just the food you eat should be taken in account when preparing for your big day - but it is very important to also consider your fibre, protein, omega 3 and electrolyte levels too. These can all be managed by monitoring the kinds of drinks you consume leading up to your wedding. Health drinks brand, WOW, has created a handy guide on the wedding drinks to include and avoid during the last few weeks leading up to your wedding to ensure brides are looking and feeling their best.
Set in over 500 acres of historic parkland, Hylands House is a magnificently restored Grade II* Georgian Mansion with the most romantic interior and has in addition a contemporary Grand Pavilion to offer people the best of both worlds. Making it the perfect wedding venue.
Its diverse range of celebration spaces presents the perfect setting for intimate gatherings or lavish receptions. Hylands overlooks landscaped gardens and has a lake and parkland beyond, allowing the bride and groom to choose striking settings to capture their big day.
Every bride wants gorgeous wedding day hair. While plenty of brides look great with short hair, many brides grow out their locks before the big day or opt for hair extensions. Russian tape hair extensions are super safe as they don’t pull on your roots which means minimal damage on your hair, they last 4-6 weeks so are a quick and easy way to add volume, colour and length to create your dream look!
As Royal wedding fever sweeps across the country, Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s reputation as the North East’s perfect wedding destination continues to grow.
The luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Northumberland, has delivered its third consecutive year of growth for weddings, after reporting a 20% year-on-year increase in bookings to date for the 2018/19 financial year.
Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club’s wedding bookings have risen by more than a third over the past three years as the hotel cements its position as one of the UK’s most prestigious country house wedding destinations.
If you’re looking for the perfect destination for a coastal wedding in the UK, then St Ives in Cornwall is ideal. With five breathtaking beaches and beautiful scenery providing the ideal backdrop for photo opportunities, you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere quite so romantic. The Cottage Boutique offers a range of unique and flexible self catering properties for your guests throughout the town, catering to your wedding needs.
Wedding dress shopping can be a daunting experience, especially when you’re met with so many designs, colours, shapes and fabrics in every shop you visit. The range of options you can be presented with makes it hard to work out exactly where you start to refine your choices.
For many, the thought of stepping into a bridal boutique can be a worrying one. Weddings often mean multiple all-eyes-on-you moments, which means body confidence and weight can be on your mind. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thought though. For many, booking your wedding might just be the motivation you need to work on getting your confidence back whilst also following, and ultimately maintaining, a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Hotelgift launches in the UK offering a unique gifting experience and complete booking freedom for honeymooners. New travel gift brand, Hotelgift, has launched in the UK to revolutionise the gifting market, offering Brits the opportunity to give the wedding gift of travel and allowing the freedom to choose and book a hotel stay at over 110,000 hotels in 170 countries across the globe.
By gifting the experience of a hotel stay, Hotelgift will create memories that will last forever and with no catch and no limitations, Hotelgift’s monetary value provides couples who love to travel complete freedom to book wherever and whenever they want.
It may already be December, but according to The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott’s Wedding Coordinator, it’s not too late to tie the knot and have a Christmas wedding.
Ms Holly Manning, has learned a few tricks of the trade during her time in the hospitality and wedding industry. One of those tricks is how to plan a wedding in the build up to Christmas - and with the festive season offering the perfect setting for a beautiful Big Day, there’s no better time to start the planning process.
Located amidst the magnificent surroundings of Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire, The Tithe Barn has started taking reservations for 2018 and is set to become another fabulous venue for wedding barn operator, Cripps.
Built in the 1600s, The Tithe Barn is located in one of the most romantic settings in England, with a breath-taking backdrop overlooking the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe. Being one of the biggest timbered aisled barns in the north of England, the barn will provide one of the largest, most spectacular exclusive-use spaces in which to get married.
Pentillie Castle, the stunning location for Sky One’s stunning romantic drama Delicious, starring Dawn French, is the perfect place to say, ‘I do’. Set in the beautiful Cornish countryside, Pentillie Castle is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.
Set on the banks of the beautiful Tamar Valley, with over 55 acres of gardens and woodland, this private estate has a choice of four stunning locations to celebrate your big day.
Couples could choose to marry in the grandeur of the Georgian castellated house itself and its beautiful Loggia on the South terrace with far-reaching views across to Dartmoor.
In July 2017 the National Gallery welcomed its first bride and groom for an intimate wedding breakfast. Celebrating with a joyful gathering of family and friends, the couple held a very special wedding ‘breakfast’ (this time it was actually breakfast, being hosted before public opening) in the stunning surroundings of the Gallery’s glass-domed Barry Rooms. The pair chose the National Gallery as their wedding venue for their personal love of art and for the opportunity to have the paintings and beautiful spaces all to themselves as part of their wedding celebrations.
For newlyweds the world over, one of the trickier questions surrounding the festive period is ‘where shall we spend Christmas this year?’ This is especially difficult for couples that have family in different countries. Language can be a barrier, and, over Christmas dinner with your international in-laws, a well-meant tongue in cheek comment can be misinterpreted, causing unwanted upset and embarrassment.
To help take some of the stress out of Christmas with the international in-laws, the experts at language learning app Babbel have put together a useful guide to help us avoid those fatal miscommunications.
A phrase guide for newlyweds with inlaws from different countries
With a royal wedding on the cards, Prince Harry may want to keep in mind these wedding guests dislikes as he plans his big day, as a survey by Candyking Parties has revealed what guests hate the most about attending a wedding.
The day may be filled with happy memories for the bride and groom, but guests have been sharing what grinds their gears about the day – from wedding traditions to new trends, no stone has been left unturned as to what guests do not want to see come the 2018 wedding season.
Brocket Hall: the ideal wedding venue... Since the 18th Century the Brocket Estate in Hertfordshire has been one of the most fashionable and romantic locations for weddings and grand celebrations. Full of exciting incident, glamour and intrigue it possesses a sense of drama and anticipation that is felt immediately upon arrival at the gates and which builds as the journey to the illustrious ancestral home is travelled. Few other venues can offer such far reaching and magical amenities and private entertainment only 40 minutes from Central London.
Why Organic? Choosing organic means choosing food as it should be. Whatever you’re buying, when you choose organic, you choose products that have been produced to the highest standards. Organic food must be certified by law, so you can be assured that the product and ingredients come from verified sources. Soil Association Certification certify over 70% of organic food in the UK, and all organic businesses are inspected at least once a year. It is the most rigorous of any independent food standard audit process, so the organic label is the best way of assuring that the food you eat has been produced to a standard you can trust.
We know how difficult it can be choosing ‘the one’, in this case, the one image that captures your big day for you to have on display for friends and family. What if you didn’t have to choose one, but could choose any number of images to display in a unique and illuminating way? ArtLux presents a unique and innovative, combined lighting and framing solution, an ArtLux LightBox. It creates a real impact in any location and lifting your photos beyond the wall, the light bringing them to life, giving them a real ‘wow’ factor.
The perfect lingerie is an underrated, foundational asset for ensuring you look and feel your best on your wedding day. Brides-to-be will spend months poring over wedding dress options, and in the stress of planning, completely forget about finding the right lingerie for their special day. Wearing the right underwear affects how your dress looks; bra straps and prominent panty lines can detract well-deserved attention from the gorgeous gown and ruin the desired look on your special day. Finding the right underwear varies from dress to dress, here Dorina lingerie share there specialist advice on choosing wedding lingerie.
Dorina's top tips for chossing the perfect lingerie