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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.

 

How about a personalised chocolate wedding favour

A personalised chocolate wedding favour

Treat your guests to the sweetest unique personalised wedding favour with the brand new 'Make Your Own' chocolate service from The Grown Up Chocolate Company

The first of it's kind, you can create your very own tailor-made chocolate bar online, choosing from 70 quality (and grown up) ingredients and customising the wrapper with your own image & message. What better way to thank them for sharing your special day? 

Create a perfect summer wedding with these top tips

Summer wedding centre piece surrounded by candles

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular season to tie the knot, but that doesn’t mean your wedding day can’t be unique and even more memorable for your guests. Follow these top tips from Felicity Henriques, Wedding Coordinator at Cripps’s spectacular new wedding venue, The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, to create a summer wedding like no other.

Five tips to create a perfect summer wedding

1.      Fresh Herbs

“Whilst popular flowers such as Roses and Gypsophelia are a delicate touch, using wild spring flowers, cacti and placing seasonal herbs in pots on tables can create something just as stunning and impactful.  

 

Using lighting to make the perfect wedding entrance

Candles lighting the steps up to an entrance of a wedding venue at night

First impressions count. When creating the most memorable day of your life it’s hugely important to consider how you and your guests will make a grand entrance. Sensational. Memorable. Entertaining and Engaging. It has to be the talking point for the rest of the day. Compare it to the first chapter of your book of life! Ceremony venue and wedding reception, it’s crucial that the first thing guests see is a ‘wow’ moment, a theatrical, ‘curtain-up’on your wedding ‘journey’, and all this can be set with the perfect lighting.

Beautiful bridal pearl jewellery from Claudia Bradby

Wedding pearl jewellery

Wear contemporary and chic pearls on your wedding day with beautiful bridal pearl jewellery styles from Claudia Bradby. Introducing Signature Hearts, a collection featuring pearl pendant necklaces, chokers and stud earrings, so beautiful you’ll be sure to dazzle on your big day!

Inspired by classic romanticism, such as an English rose garden, the pieces capture the feeling of finding something genuine, hidden deep amid life’s distractions. The modern and versatile pearl jewellery collection features striking heart motifs in rose gold and timeless rhodium, paired with lustrous natural seed pearls in delicate blushed pink and ethereal white.

A picture perfect wedding venue in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire wedding venue

Situated in South Gloucestershire’s countryside lies an idyllic, 20th century house that paints the perfect picture wedding venue for your special day. Drakestone House is a hidden private 10-acre estate, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Steeped in history, it was one of the last country houses to be built before World War One. Reflecting the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the house resonates with period features, secret gardens with sculpted hedges and one of the most fabulous Cotswold Yew gardens designed over 100 years ago. It offers the perfect place to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Aesthetic trends that will dominate the bridal world in 2018

Aesthetic trends 2018

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.

4 unique venues for the perfect wedding day from Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events

Knebworth

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

Knebworth

Knebworth wedding daySet 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.

Get healthy for your wedding with pre wedding drinks

Wow pre wedding health drink

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.

A romantic wedding venue in Essex

Hylands wedding venue

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.

Romantic wedding venueIts 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.

How to style hair extensions for your wedding day

Hair extensions

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!

A luxury wedding destination in the heart of Northumberland

Macdonald wedding destination

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.

Coastal wedding in St Ives, Cornwall with The Cottage Boutique

Coastal Wedding apartment

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.

Finding Your Dream Wedding Dress with LighterLife

Lighter Life

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.

Surprise the bride and groom with a wedding gift of travel

Christmas wedding gift

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.