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The 5 best Alternative Ideas for Honeymoons

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Break the marital mould and experience something different from the traditional honeymoon of lounging on the beach, as, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, share 5 of the best alternative honeymoon ideas for couples in search of an extraordinary experience. From newlywed yoga to romantic eco warriors, discover the world of inspirational healthy honeymoons, to begin married life on an escape that will stand out from the rest.  

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The 5 best Alternative Ideas for Honeymoons

Costa Rica Discover Recover

Break the marital mould and experience something different from the traditional honeymoon of lounging on the beach, as, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, share 5 of the best alternative honeymoon ideas for couples in search of an extraordinary experience. From newlywed yoga to romantic eco warriors, discover the world of inspirational healthy honeymoons, to begin married life on an escape that will stand out from the rest.  

The Yogis – Turks & Caicos: Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates

Wedding advice from Bobby Gardner

outside venue

Bobby Gardner is the wedding coordinator at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, a luxury boutique spa hotel, in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Located on the edge of the North York Moors, and having hosted weddings for many years, the hotel has just launched its first ever exclusive use wedding package, which focuses on the venue’s unique qualities and attributes that make it the perfect location for a personal, individualised wedding.

Wedding advice from Bobby Gardner

outside venue

Bobby Gardner is the wedding coordinator at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, a luxury boutique spa hotel, in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Located on the edge of the North York Moors, and having hosted weddings for many years, the hotel has just launched its first ever exclusive use wedding package, which focuses on the venue’s unique qualities and attributes that make it the perfect location for a personal, individualised wedding.

Wedding advice from Bobby Gardner

outside venue

Bobby Gardner is the wedding coordinator at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, a luxury boutique spa hotel, in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Located on the edge of the North York Moors, and having hosted weddings for many years, the hotel has just launched its first ever exclusive use wedding package, which focuses on the venue’s unique qualities and attributes that make it the perfect location for a personal, individualised wedding.

Picking your perfect wedding photographer

wedding

MANCHESTER-based wedding photographer Shane Webber knows just how stressful organising the big day can be and has put together his top tips for selecting the right person to capture your special moments. 

1. Research, research, research

Shane says: “There are a lot of wedding photographers out there, so if you do your research, you will be able to find a great photographer that fits within your budgetand more importantly the style that you want – but make sure to ask to see entire wedding shoots and to ask for client testimonials, as that will give you a great idea of what you can expect on your big day.”

Picking your perfect wedding photographer

wedding

MANCHESTER-based wedding photographer Shane Webber knows just how stressful organising the big day can be and has put together his top tips for selecting the right person to capture your special moments. 

1. Research, research, research

Shane says: “There are a lot of wedding photographers out there, so if you do your research, you will be able to find a great photographer that fits within your budgetand more importantly the style that you want – but make sure to ask to see entire wedding shoots and to ask for client testimonials, as that will give you a great idea of what you can expect on your big day.”

What not to do when planning a hen do

planning a hen do

So, your best friend has asked you to be her chief bridesmaid, and you’re starting to think about planning her hen do. This isn’t an easy task, as you have to organise a celebration that the bride-to-be will love, while also considering what her entire party — some of whom you might have never met — will enjoy.

We’ve already written a range of hen do guides that cover the steps you should take to ensure you plan the best hen do possible. So, this time we’re going to outline some of the common mistakes you should avoid making to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Don’t make it too expensive

What not to do when planning a hen do

planning a hen do

So, your best friend has asked you to be her chief bridesmaid, and you’re starting to think about planning her hen do. This isn’t an easy task, as you have to organise a celebration that the bride-to-be will love, while also considering what her entire party — some of whom you might have never met — will enjoy.

We’ve already written a range of hen do guides that cover the steps you should take to ensure you plan the best hen do possible. So, this time we’re going to outline some of the common mistakes you should avoid making to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Don’t make it too expensive

How to save money on your wedding car

 wedding car

According to research carried out by wedding website Hitched, the average UK wedding costs £25,090. With 36% of couples paying out of their own pocket and a further 48% sharing the cost with their parents, it’s likely you’ll want to cut back your spending in certain areas. 

Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, you can save a lot of money on your transportation for the days. So, if you would like to lower the cost of getting to the wedding venue and reception on your big day, here are our tips for making your money go as far as possible.  

Ask a friend or family member

How to save money on your wedding car

 wedding car

According to research carried out by wedding website Hitched, the average UK wedding costs £25,090. With 36% of couples paying out of their own pocket and a further 48% sharing the cost with their parents, it’s likely you’ll want to cut back your spending in certain areas. 

Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, you can save a lot of money on your transportation for the days. So, if you would like to lower the cost of getting to the wedding venue and reception on your big day, here are our tips for making your money go as far as possible.  

Ask a friend or family member

5 Ideas For A Classy Winter Hen Party

Hen Party

Murder She Wrote

If butler in the buffs and pink stetsons aren’t your idea of a great night out, then look no further. Michelle Clarke knows a thing or two about a classy hen do. In the colder months, an intimate indoor location is key. Throw in some fab activities and you’re onto a winning winter hen party…

A murder mystery evening might seem an obvious one but it’s a great way to bring the hen party together and bring out the guests theatrical sides! Plus it’s an event that can be held almost anywhere. Choose a theme to suit your bride to be, her favourite Dickens novel, movie characters, or Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatters.

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5 Ideas For A Classy Winter Hen Party

Hen Party

Murder She Wrote

If butler in the buffs and pink stetsons aren’t your idea of a great night out, then look no further. Michelle Clarke knows a thing or two about a classy hen do. In the colder months, an intimate indoor location is key. Throw in some fab activities and you’re onto a winning winter hen party…

A murder mystery evening might seem an obvious one but it’s a great way to bring the hen party together and bring out the guests theatrical sides! Plus it’s an event that can be held almost anywhere. Choose a theme to suit your bride to be, her favourite Dickens novel, movie characters, or Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatters.

A Spa Weekend

A Moment of Magic

Love

'Here at A Moment of Magic, we create luxury personalised Wedding & Event Stationery.

We aim to ensure our love and passion for all things colour, fashion, trend, and of course beautiful paper & card, shines through in each piece of stationery we create.

We ensure to supply you with excellent customer service and make this part of your journey as magical as possible. We have a number of items to hire for your special day, including Post boxes, Mirrors & Easels & not forgetting our AMAZING 4ft Love Lights.

We aim to make your day stand out & a moment not to be forgotten.'

A Moment of Magic

Love

'Here at A Moment of Magic, we create luxury personalised Wedding & Event Stationery.

We aim to ensure our love and passion for all things colour, fashion, trend, and of course beautiful paper & card, shines through in each piece of stationery we create.

We ensure to supply you with excellent customer service and make this part of your journey as magical as possible. We have a number of items to hire for your special day, including Post boxes, Mirrors & Easels & not forgetting our AMAZING 4ft Love Lights.

We aim to make your day stand out & a moment not to be forgotten.'

5 reasons to have your wedding at home

wedding at home

 

Five reasons to have your wedding at home from bespoke caterer and event specialists Dine

If you are lucky enough to have space in the garden, there’s something nicely relaxed and intimate about being able to hold your wedding in your own home or in the home you grew up in.  Such an individual location enables you to buck the trend and create your own traditions by putting your own personal stamp on your day in a unique family setting.  Your home will already hold so many memories; wouldn’t it be amazing to add more from your own wedding day? 

1. Flexibility

5 reasons to have your wedding at home

wedding at home

 

Five reasons to have your wedding at home from bespoke caterer and event specialists Dine

If you are lucky enough to have space in the garden, there’s something nicely relaxed and intimate about being able to hold your wedding in your own home or in the home you grew up in.  Such an individual location enables you to buck the trend and create your own traditions by putting your own personal stamp on your day in a unique family setting.  Your home will already hold so many memories; wouldn’t it be amazing to add more from your own wedding day? 

1. Flexibility

The Engine Shed a truly unique venue

Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is based in the heart of picturesque Wetherby and began its life as a goods shed on the Harrogate to Church Fenton railway line. Now a Grade II listed building, The Engine Shed has been superbly renovated to create a truly unique venue. The Engine Shed Wetherby is a family-run business and is renowned for its friendly service. Your wedding day is only limited by your own creativity and imagination, so let us be a part of the wedding of your dreams.

The Engine Shed is licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies, offering a unique alternative to the Registry Office. The two main areas include:

The Mezzanine

The Engine Shed a truly unique venue

Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is based in the heart of picturesque Wetherby and began its life as a goods shed on the Harrogate to Church Fenton railway line. Now a Grade II listed building, The Engine Shed has been superbly renovated to create a truly unique venue. The Engine Shed Wetherby is a family-run business and is renowned for its friendly service. Your wedding day is only limited by your own creativity and imagination, so let us be a part of the wedding of your dreams.

The Engine Shed is licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies, offering a unique alternative to the Registry Office. The two main areas include:

The Mezzanine

Colourful confetti for your autumn wedding

Autumn_wedding

Do you love colour? Autumn is the perfect time for you to get married as you can take full advantage of the natural colours autumn has to offer. Use the outdoors for beautiful photographs and wedding theme ideas. And, if you’re getting married this autumn, don’t forget the confetti for some additional colourful fun on your wedding day. To help with choosing your autumnal confetti, Shropshire Petals share their top 5 colourful autumn mixes:

Moulin Rouge – this vivid brand-new confetti mix features burgundy cornflower petals and delicate ivory delphinium petals. Combined, they make a fantastic rich confetti mix that will add a colour pop to your confetti photos. Mixing burgundy with ivory really makes the colour stand out.