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Top tips for mind-blowing wedding entertainment

Wedding entertainment duo

At a time of the year when many couples are celebrating getting engaged over Christmas, or planning proposals for Valentine’s Day, two Leicestershire businessmen are guaranteeing your dancefloors will be full. The guys behind Your Wedding Entertainment have put together their top tips for mind-blowing wedding entertainment.

Firstly couples should ensure that they avoid the That’ll Do approach when it comes to wedding entertainment. It shouldn’t just be a DJ in the corner or a band going through the motions - this is what people will remember from your wedding, make sure your guests go home with smiles.

A unique wedding location for your special day

Couple at roller disco

As more and more people search for a unique wedding location for their special day, Dreamland Margate - Britain’s vintage amusement park by the beach, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by launching a brand-new wedding offering. 

The multi-faceted cultural attraction had a complete design revamp in May 2017, which saw the amusement park totally re-landscaped. With a multitude of stylish and alternative venues available and carefully designed food and beverage menus, Dreamland provides an entirely bespoke experience for brides, grooms and their guests, and brings all fun of the fair - with a twist!

Brits are hoping for a Valentine's day proposal

Valentine's day proposal

More than 1.8 million Brits are hoping their partner will get down on one knee to propose on Valentine's day , as revealed by new research from jewellery insurance provider Protect Your Bubble.

Although an overwhelming 72% of Brits agree that Valentine’s Day has become far too commercial, this certainly hasn’t stopped them from reaching into their pocket for cards and pricey gifts. 

Use semi permanent makeup for your big day

Samantha Trace treatment room

By Browologist and Semi Permanent MakeUp Expert - Samantha Trace. Your wedding day is one of the most important day's of your life. One that you dream about growing up knowing that when your special day came, you would want to feel your most beautiful.

From the dress, to the hair and make up and the shoes that glide you down the aisle, everything is perfectly chosen and part of that magical feeling.  That also goes for your eyebrows!

Top 5 unique wedding cars

Unique wedding cars

A wedding is a special event that you’ll remember for years to come, but it takes a lot of effort to overshadow it with just your wedding cars! For every reasonable, fancy car, there’s something more downright insane waiting just around the corner that you could turn into a bizarre – yet memorable – choice of transport.

 

Top five unique wedding cars

Unique wedding carsA VW Microbus

The National Wedding Show at Olympia London

Wedding dresses at wedding show

The National Wedding Show, which takes over Olympia London from 16th – 18th February 2018, will feature over 300 of the best experts, planners and brands the world of weddings has to offer, including Ted Baker, Confetti.co.uk, Debenhams, David’s Bridal, Lavenders of London, Coo Jewellers, Ascot Cars and Turquoise Holidays alongside many more.

The biggest name in wedding events offers every bride and groom much needed inspiration, advice and planning tips for their big day, all in one place. Show-stopping favourites will run alongside brand new features over three days, during which guests will have the chance to imagine the reality of their own wedding day.  

The Best Disney Couples Of All Time

the best Disney Couples

The romance in Disney movies is so heart-warming and there are few better things to make us feel happy on the inside. Disney couples don’t often face the problems we face in real life and their love just seems to always work out! If only we all had it that easy. This infographic from Valentina Fine Diamonds looks at some of the most wonderful Disney couples and looks at how they first met in the movies.

New Festival Wedding Package launched

Girls sat in glamping tent at wedding

The wedding industry in the UK has seen an increase in demand for a festival wedding. Celebrities such as Jade Jagger, Kate Moss, Kate Halfpenny and Lily Allen have lead the way by having festival style weddings with camping and music at the heart of the event.

South Coast Glamping have provided alternative luxury wedding accommodation at such weddings and recently launched a festival wedding package to encompass everything a bohemian bride may need to create a Festival Wedding.

The perfect wedding venue for a musical wedding

Wedding couple

When it came to the most important day of her life Danielle Walsh ensured that everything was planned perfectly and that her wedding would include all the things that she and her partner Richard really loved. The fairy-tale white Georgian Grade II* mansion, Hylands House in Essex was chosen for the wedding venue. Drinks were served in the exquisite red and gold Banqueting Room as well as on the Terrace for the 116 day guests. The party had free rein of the house as the couple wanted everyone to see inside the immaculately restored interior.

I married the man of my dreams 3 times over

Couple at their wedding venue

Few women can say they have married the man of their dreams three times over, but Sarah Horne can.

The story of Sarah and Michael Payen begins in two continents: Sarah in the city of Bainbridge in Georgia, USA; Michael across the pond in Vivienne Westwood’s and Jason Statham’s home county, Derbyshire, England. Growing up with passions in graphic design (Sarah) and music (Michael), the couple’s paths crossed when both chose to pursue their ambitions at Georgia Southern University in the USA.

The benefits of a Training App to get wedding fit

Prime Body app

by Tim Blakey, Personal Trainer & Physiotherapist & founder of PR1MEBODY. Once the wedding planning gets underway, brides begin to find themselves with an increasingly hectic schedule in the lead up to their big day. And more often than not, it's the area they deem to be the most important that suffers the consequences of running out of time... All brides want to look ravishing and feel on top of the world on their wedding day. Adopting and sticking to a fitness and nutritional regime that can ensure they meet their goals can be stressful, time consuming and costly. Here are a few reasons why downloading and using a training app, at the gym or at home, might be a bride's best bet to getting wedding fit.

Remove wedding stress with a wedding planner

Wedding planner sat on navy couch

Country retreat or a city wedding? For some newly-engaged couples, planning a wedding can seem like an exciting task, while hiring a wedding planner is often considered a pricey luxury that only the wealthiest couples can afford.

Whether you haven't got the first clue when it comes to planning your wedding, or you've had everything down to the napkin choice selected since you were seven, wedding planners are actually a very sensible financial investment for any couple about to tie the knot.  

Helen Hopkins, multi-award-winning wedding planner from wwwpuddingbridge.co.uk, reveals some of the most important things to think about ahead of the big day. 

Top 7 tips for choosing the right wedding venue

Bride getting ready in room for wedding

Selecting just the right wedding venue can be a difficult task for newly-engaged couples and finding the best fit for you and your guests is often considered one of the most important parts of the wedding-planning process, as it can make or break the big day.

Danielle Rolfe, who runs Hampshire-based family home www.pentonpark.co.uk understands the importance of venues after hosting more than 60 at the family-owned property, which sits in more than eight acres of grounds. Here, Danielle offers her top tips for selecting the perfect wedding venue, so you can have the dream ceremony you’ve always wanted. 

BHF Launches Stunning Fascinator Collection

grey-pearl-and-bow-fascinator

Just in time for a new year of beautiful weddings, garden parties and special occasions, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is launching a gorgeous new stylish and affordable Fascinator collection for Spring/Summer 2018.

This stunning collection will be hard to match from any other high street brand. Fashionable, versatile and affordable; there is a vast choice for every style queen, ensuring you are the best-dressed wedding guest or the most glamorous Mother of the Bride.

A wedding stylist’s 2018 wedding trend predictions

Get knotted wedding trends

We have left January now and already we are starting to see excitement building around weddings taking place this year.  Last year, we saw some amazing wedding trends, which included enormous floral and balloon installations, lots of vintage glamour, contemporary marble and geode details, signature cocktail bars and not forgetting the trend for making sure your wedding is Insta-worthy!  So, how is this year going to compare?  Wedding stylist, Lindsey Hunter shares her wedding trend predictions for 2018.

The beautiful wedding hat trends of 2018

Beverley Edmondson wedding hat

Getting married soon or planning to attend a summer wedding? It may only be February, but if you’re a Bride, Mother of the Bride, part of the wedding party or even just a guest, it’s important to start planning your outfit now, including your choice of wedding hat.

Weddings can be expensive so planning in advance should save you both time and effort in the lead up to the big day. 

One of the most important parts of any wedding outfit, of course, is a great hat. 

A beautiful hand-made hat will finish off any wedding look perfectly and with hats set to be a huge trend for 2018, Beverley Edmondson from www.beverleyedmondsonmillinery.co.uk reveals her top tips:

Catering for dietary requirements at your Wedding

Gluten free chocolate cake

Catering arrangements and having the perfect wedding cake can be daunting, especially if you or your guests have specific dietary requirements, but fear not, now there’s a cake to suit everyone’s needs and your budget.

Whether your wedding is small and intimate or bursting with guests, the aim is to host a celebratory party that’s inclusive to all. Within many groups of family and friends, there is likely to be a few guests who have a food intolerance, so it’s important to find a way that ensures everyone enjoys a slice of the action.

 

A cake to cover all dietary requirements - Gluten and Dairy free

 

A unique hen party of wine tasting and chocolate

Hen party Wine tasting Oxford Chet

Are you looking for that unique Hen party? Do you want to move away from the norm, a night out on the town, or day in a spa. Oxford Chelt Wine School offers you the chance of a unique day, filled with wine and chocolate or if your bride is gin a girl there's even a day just for that. Here we take a look at the different tasting lessons Oxford Chelt Wine has to offer for your hens.