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Fizzbox - The Ultimate Destination For Party Planning

Party Planning - hen party

The highly anticipated party planning tool  Fizzbox.com has finally arrived and is here to put the fun back into party planning.

Life is for living and creating memories with your favourite people and with this in mind  Fizzbox ensures that everyone can now celebrate with style and ease.  With a huge choice of fun handpicked activities and venues at your finger tips, this innovative group booking platform allows you to focus on organising your special event with minimum fuss, saving you time and most importantly money!

Ideas for 1 Year Anniversary Gifts: The Year of Paper

Ananya cards - anniversary gifts

Reaching a one year milestone is always a very momentous and moving moment, whether personal or professional, and none more so than the first wedding anniversary! Almost all cultures associate a symbol with this landmark - like soft cotton, clocks, mother of pearl, carnations, and paper – but of course the latter is the most exciting one for us here at Ananya! We love the idea of the first year being akin to a blank sheet, with so many chapters yet to be written. We’ve gathered here for you some paper-inspired ideas for gifts to celebrate your first year together, and we hope you enjoy them!

Historical weddings

Historical weddings

For couples that find fascination in history and like to focus on the ‘something old’ part of the wedding tradition, a theme rooted in history can add a special element to their day. A historical theme can be the starting point for everything from the food and clothes, to the flowers and decoration of the room, transporting the whole wedding party back in time.

Victorian themed

Add the F factor to your wedding!

Add the F factor to your wedding!

Forget the favours, the theme, the table decoration, according to one of the UK’s event experts, more couples need to think about the fun factor for their wedding day.

Sunny Sandwell, director of fun at Sunshine Events said: “Months, sometimes years of planning go into a couple’s big day, but what often gets over looked is the entertainment, often couple’s just opt for the traditional wedding band, however there’s so much you can do on your wedding day to really make it a day to remember.”

Sunshine Events work on weddings up and down the country, providing everything from photo booths to mobile casinos to even inflatable assault courses and virtual reality zones, to really add a wow factor to the traditional wedding day.

North Wales’s newest luxury wedding venue is now open

Caer Rhun Hall is now open

North Wales’ newest luxury wedding venue and accommodation, Caer Rhun Hall, is now open. The Grade II listed building has undergone an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment, creating a lavish event space plus 32 bedrooms in exclusive surroundings. The hotel, a three-storey, late-Victorian mansion with a private house atmosphere, will add further rooms in the grounds, growing to 76 by the end of 2019.

Nestled in the heart of the Conwy Valley, the hotel is surrounded by magnificent countryside, with uninterrupted views of the mountains of North Wales and bordering Snowdonia National Park – yet just 15 minutes from Llandudno Junction railway station for travelling guests.

Tie the knot in style with EXCLUSIVE weddings at Bowburn Hall Hotel

Bowburn Hall Hotel

A COUNTY Durham hotel is giving loved-up couples the chance to wed like the rich and famous with exclusive access to the whole venue for their special day.

Bowburn Hall Hotel, part of the Ramside Estates group, already promises to only ever host one wedding per day, but now it is giving bridal parties the opportunity to have the whole venue to themselves.

This includes the grounds, all 20 bedrooms, the restaurant and public areas with the hotel closing its doors to any other visitors or customers on the day.

Set in five acres of landscaped gardens, Bowburn Hall Hotel is just two miles from Durham City. Originally built as a country house for the village’s first colliery agent, it was converted to a hotel in the early 1960s.

North Wales’ Newest Luxury Wedding Venue: Now Open

North Wales’ Newest Luxury Wedding Venue: Now Open

North Wales’ newest luxury wedding venue and accommodation, Caer Rhun Hall, is now open. 

The Grade II listed building has undergone an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment, creating a lavish event space plus 32 bedrooms in exclusive surroundings. The hotel, a three-storey, late-Victorian mansion with a private house atmosphere, will add further rooms in the grounds, growing to 76 by the end of 2019.

Nestled in the heart of the Conwy Valley, the hotel is surrounded by magnificent countryside, with uninterrupted views of the mountains of North Wales and bordering Snowdonia National Park – yet just 15 minutes from Llandudno Junction railway station for travelling guests. 

Upcoming Wedding Events With Sparkling Day Events

Upcoming Wedding Events With Sparkling Day Events

Are you looking to go to a local wedding fair? Then look no further! We've got a great list of upcoming wedding events below:

Wedding Fair

The Abbey Hotel Malvern,Abbey Rd, Great Malvern WR14 3ET 

2nd September 2018

11am til 3pm  Free Entry  Free Parking

25+ Exhibitors

This is a sought after venue for weddings in a  lovely location.

Free Goody Bag with Free Beauty Products

Free Glass of Bubbly on arrival

Pre register on our facebook page and click going

https://www.facebook.com/events/553177938395767/ to receive an extra Free Gift on arrival

Wedding Fair

Gazebo opens up home wedding options

wedding gazebo

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

Female sunglasses

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.