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An authentic Caribbean honeymoon beckons

A new trend for honeymooners in 2016 is the authentic honeymoon, filled with unique experiences, getting to grips with the destination until they know it like a pair of locals, and where happiness comes in unearthing the off the beaten track places and the out of the ordinary days out that will be recalled fondly for years to come. And when it comes to vibrancy, colour and authenticity, the islands of the Caribbean take some beating. 

Things to consider when choosing your wedding venue

Things to consider when choosing your wedding venue from Hallmark Hotels

 

Almost anywhere can be considered a potential wedding venue for the magical day - from tree houses to seafronts, castles and hotels to farmyard barns and school halls, and everything in between. However, before you make your final decision, here are some key factors to consider before putting down the deposit on your wedding venue.

Hallmark Hotels is a 28 strong and growing portfolio of hotel wedding venues situated across the UK from city centre locations to rolling countryside settings and manor house style venues.


Look and feel like a princess on your big day

mastercut diamond tiara look like a princess on your wedding day

 

Look and feel like a princess on your big day - Mastercut Diamond are offering brides the chance to shine in the one-of-a-kind diamond tiara, worth £30,000! The tiara is available for all customers, who buy a Mastercut Diamond engagement ring over the price of £2,300. Sparkling with over 400 individually set diamonds of over 5 carats, the Mastercut tiara is the perfect wow-factor accessory to pair with a stunning white gown and turn the heads of all your wedding guests.

Better still, each Mastercut diamond is like no other having been cut with 89 facets, which is 32 more than a traditional round brilliant diamond. It is also cut with a unique star pattern that can be seen in the stone, which gives it phenomenal brilliance and beauty and maximum sparkle!

Look and feel like a princess on your big day

mastercut diamond tiara look like a princess on your wedding day

 

Look and feel like a princess on your big day - Mastercut Diamond are offering brides the chance to shine in the one-of-a-kind diamond tiara, worth £30,000! The tiara is available for all customers, who buy a Mastercut Diamond engagement ring over the price of £2,300. Sparkling with over 400 individually set diamonds of over 5 carats, the Mastercut tiara is the perfect wow-factor accessory to pair with a stunning white gown and turn the heads of all your wedding guests.

Better still, each Mastercut diamond is like no other having been cut with 89 facets, which is 32 more than a traditional round brilliant diamond. It is also cut with a unique star pattern that can be seen in the stone, which gives it phenomenal brilliance and beauty and maximum sparkle!

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

Who are The English Soap Company? And how did we get started? Producers of pretty, sweet smelling soaps, The English Soap Company was founded more than a decade ago by co-founders Bob and Juliet. The pair discovered a large number of vintage soup moulds in a disused machinery workshop in Kent. Inspired by the vintage and classic designs that had seemed to be forgotten, they created a brand to revive the wonderful designs from the past and spent lots of time perfecting the fragrance of each individual scent .

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

Who are The English Soap Company? And how did we get started? Producers of pretty, sweet smelling soaps, The English Soap Company was founded more than a decade ago by co-founders Bob and Juliet. The pair discovered a large number of vintage soup moulds in a disused machinery workshop in Kent. Inspired by the vintage and classic designs that had seemed to be forgotten, they created a brand to revive the wonderful designs from the past and spent lots of time perfecting the fragrance of each individual scent .

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

Who are The English Soap Company? And how did we get started? Producers of pretty, sweet smelling soaps, The English Soap Company was founded more than a decade ago by co-founders Bob and Juliet. The pair discovered a large number of vintage soup moulds in a disused machinery workshop in Kent. Inspired by the vintage and classic designs that had seemed to be forgotten, they created a brand to revive the wonderful designs from the past and spent lots of time perfecting the fragrance of each individual scent .

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

The English Soap Company Luxury Guest Soaps

Who are The English Soap Company? And how did we get started? Producers of pretty, sweet smelling soaps, The English Soap Company was founded more than a decade ago by co-founders Bob and Juliet. The pair discovered a large number of vintage soup moulds in a disused machinery workshop in Kent. Inspired by the vintage and classic designs that had seemed to be forgotten, they created a brand to revive the wonderful designs from the past and spent lots of time perfecting the fragrance of each individual scent .

How to pick the ultimate thank you gifts for your wedding party…

How to pick the ultimate thank you gifts for your wedding party…

It is customary for the bride and groom to buy thank you gifts for the wedding party. Traditionally, the groom would buy his new bride a gift and his new wife would buy a gift for him.  It is also common that they would both buy gifts for her bridesmaids.  A small step away from tradition, although we see it happening more and more often, is offering the mother of the bride and groom’s mother a gift as well.

How to pick the ultimate thank you gifts for your wedding party…

How to pick the ultimate thank you gifts for your wedding party…

It is customary for the bride and groom to buy thank you gifts for the wedding party. Traditionally, the groom would buy his new bride a gift and his new wife would buy a gift for him.  It is also common that they would both buy gifts for her bridesmaids.  A small step away from tradition, although we see it happening more and more often, is offering the mother of the bride and groom’s mother a gift as well.

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets

Pool at the Alantur Hotel, Turkey to delight all members of your wedding party

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, a long stretch of wide-sanded beach bedecked with roses and lanterns on which to say your ‘I Do’s ‘, Alanya’s loveliest hotel, the newly refurbished Alantur Hotel is sure to delight all members of your wedding party.  

Nestled elegantly on a wide swath of inviting beach fronting the deep blues of the Mediterranean Sea in the shadow the majestic Taurus mountains, this modern resort,  just steps from the water, is in an ideal location.  Set within a naturally rich botanical garden, Alantur Hotel is an oasis of calm and beauty -and the perfect starting point of the rest of your lives.

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets

Pool at the Alantur Hotel, Turkey to delight all members of your wedding party

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, a long stretch of wide-sanded beach bedecked with roses and lanterns on which to say your ‘I Do’s ‘, Alanya’s loveliest hotel, the newly refurbished Alantur Hotel is sure to delight all members of your wedding party.  

Nestled elegantly on a wide swath of inviting beach fronting the deep blues of the Mediterranean Sea in the shadow the majestic Taurus mountains, this modern resort,  just steps from the water, is in an ideal location.  Set within a naturally rich botanical garden, Alantur Hotel is an oasis of calm and beauty -and the perfect starting point of the rest of your lives.

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets

Pool at the Alantur Hotel, Turkey to delight all members of your wedding party

A wedding blessing overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets along the Turkish Turquoise Coast, a long stretch of wide-sanded beach bedecked with roses and lanterns on which to say your ‘I Do’s ‘, Alanya’s loveliest hotel, the newly refurbished Alantur Hotel is sure to delight all members of your wedding party.  

Nestled elegantly on a wide swath of inviting beach fronting the deep blues of the Mediterranean Sea in the shadow the majestic Taurus mountains, this modern resort,  just steps from the water, is in an ideal location.  Set within a naturally rich botanical garden, Alantur Hotel is an oasis of calm and beauty -and the perfect starting point of the rest of your lives.

Domes of Elounda as the Ideal Honeymoon Destination

Set on the jaw-dropping Cretan coastline, Domes of Elounda is a truly magical place to begin the rest of your lives together  - stunning views, beautiful beach, spectacular dining, impeccable service and an excellent spa matched only by the glimmering views over the Bay of Elounda and the enchanting island of Spinalonga.

Domes of Elounda is without question one of the world’s premiere honeymoon destinations, specializing in creating a honeymoon that dreams are made of.


Domes of Elounda as the Ideal Honeymoon Destination

Set on the jaw-dropping Cretan coastline, Domes of Elounda is a truly magical place to begin the rest of your lives together  - stunning views, beautiful beach, spectacular dining, impeccable service and an excellent spa matched only by the glimmering views over the Bay of Elounda and the enchanting island of Spinalonga.

Domes of Elounda is without question one of the world’s premiere honeymoon destinations, specializing in creating a honeymoon that dreams are made of.


Bridesmaids are an invaluable help thank them with a special gift

Bridesmaids are an invaluable help thank them with a special gift

It takes more than 2 to put together the perfect wedding. Always standing by your side, but never taking the spotlight, are some of the most important people involved in throwing the most fabulous celebration. From months of planning to last minute fixes your bridesmaids are an invaluable help, which is why they deserve to be thanked with a special token when all the wedding madness is over. 

But finding the perfect gift for a group of bridesmaids can be tricky. What’s important to remember is that not only is this a gift to celebrate the big day that they’re getting to be a part of, but that it’s a heartfelt thank you for each individual, that can will be used and treasured after the wedding day is over.

WEDDING SCENTS – UNBRIDLED PERFUME MAKING IN THE COTSWOLDS

Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package

 

Choosing a perfume for a loved one is a tricky task in any relationship, which is why Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package. Tapping into the personalisation trend, brides-to-be, newlyweds and couples can design a bespoke scent to wear on the big day or treasure as the ultimate mini-break keepsake.

Chief perfumer John Stephen, one of only six independent scent creators in the UK, will lead small classes for Ellenborough Park guests on making one-of-a-kind perfumes from his 300-year-old workshop in Bourton-on-the-Water.


WEDDING SCENTS – UNBRIDLED PERFUME MAKING IN THE COTSWOLDS

Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package

 

Choosing a perfume for a loved one is a tricky task in any relationship, which is why Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package. Tapping into the personalisation trend, brides-to-be, newlyweds and couples can design a bespoke scent to wear on the big day or treasure as the ultimate mini-break keepsake.

Chief perfumer John Stephen, one of only six independent scent creators in the UK, will lead small classes for Ellenborough Park guests on making one-of-a-kind perfumes from his 300-year-old workshop in Bourton-on-the-Water.


WEDDING SCENTS – UNBRIDLED PERFUME MAKING IN THE COTSWOLDS

Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package

 

Choosing a perfume for a loved one is a tricky task in any relationship, which is why Ellenborough Park has partnered with The Cotswold Perfumery to launch the new Unbridled package. Tapping into the personalisation trend, brides-to-be, newlyweds and couples can design a bespoke scent to wear on the big day or treasure as the ultimate mini-break keepsake.

Chief perfumer John Stephen, one of only six independent scent creators in the UK, will lead small classes for Ellenborough Park guests on making one-of-a-kind perfumes from his 300-year-old workshop in Bourton-on-the-Water.