Swisse vitamins – submission


As your big day approaches and with a million and one things to do, now more than ever, your diet is key. Here at Vows and Venues, we’ve teamed up with Rick Hay, The SuperFoodist nutritionist to provide you and your family with top tips on how you can manage your diet in the lead up to the big day:


Brightly coloured diet

This involves eating foods that are fresh and natural and possibly cutting down on excess red meat consumption, wheat, dairy, sugar, processed foods and alcohol. This will help the body to gently cleanse and alkalise - helping you to achieve radiant skin and better hair and nail health too!

Aloe Vera - the essential ingredient for the wellbeing of brides to be


Your wedding day is, of course, a day to look and feel your best, yet the stress of planning the big day can cause unwanted symptoms – from breakouts to low energy.

Nutritionist Libby Limon has uncovered the secret to soothing your body from the inside out, ensuring every bride is glowing on her wedding day, and it’s simpler than you think – Aloe Vera!

“Aloe Vera is complex in nature, containing over 200 biologically active ingredients, and these ingredients work together to aid your wellbeing. From glowing skin to a healthy digestion and blood sugar balancing properties – it has far reaching health benefits.

Five wedding photo display ideas


Memories last a lifetime and photos are the evidence; with wedding photos some of the images that we cherish the most. After all, it’s a time when those that matter most, family and friends – both old and new – are gathered to celebrate one of the happiest days of our lives. With thousands of happy moments ready to be captured, the images that we have from the day can help to bring back those memories in an instant.Yet, it’s not just professional photos which couples are looking to share, as many are choosing to share photos from their love story to display on the day itself.

Top tips on how to make your wedding day sparkle


As we approach the peak of wedding season, professional glitter make-up artists from Wish Upon a Sparkle, use their 12 years’ industry experience adding glitz and glamour to weddings provide top tips on how to add a unique twist to the big day with a touch of sparkle. 

Hen Party 

If we’re honest, learner plates, an inflatable ‘husband-to-be’ and pole dancing classes have all been done to death. But thinking of new ideas can often feel like an impossible task. To make any occasion sparkle like no other, try adult face painting classes to give the extra sparkle that will make your night truly memorable and the pictures look great! 

Glitter isn’t only for girls 

The world’s first ‘micro-moon’ launches for busy and cash-strapped newlyweds



-          66% of the UK feel financial pressure to save for their honeymoon or mini-moon

-          Nearly a quarter of workaholic Brits are too busy to take time off for their honeymoon

-          Honeymoon planning gives one in three couples sleepless nights and insomnia

-          The 24-hour micro-moon package includes: a luxury hotel room, champagne on arrival, miniature wedding cupcakes and more


Picking your own wedding flowers is back in bloom

wedding flowers

The British flower industry is undergoing a revolution with UK-grown flowers becoming more and more popular for a unique and memorable wedding day.

Many brides are now steering away from choosing their flower arrangements from a catalogue and opting to pick them instead. The Wedding Team at Holiday Inn London – Wembley gives their top three reasons why you should get green fingers before your special day:

It’s all grown not flown…

The Hunt Is On For Britain’s Best Best Man!

The Hunt Is On For Britain’s Best Best Man!

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the nation in search of Britain’s best Best Man.

Did your Best Man pull out all the stops on the stag do? Perhaps he delivered a tone-perfect speech at the wedding reception or peppered the wedding day with surprises à la Love Actually.

Whatever the reason, if your Best Man puts the others to shame, Red7 wants to know!


The company is the UK’s original specialist hen and stag party travel agent and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark two decades in the wedding industry, Red7 is asking couples up and down the country to nominate their Best Men with heart-warming tales of why they should be crowned the nation’s finest.

The Brewery - A wedding fit for a Princess

Jayne Montford

Following what has been hailed as the nuptials of the year, Pippa Middleton’s marriage to hedge fund manager fiancé James Matthews, has truly given us wedding fever! 

While not strictly a princess, Pippa has an undeniable regal connection as sister of Catherine, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, and as such, there was an air of excitement and expectation that made it a stand-out affair.