Dalaman: the ultimate wedding and honeymoon destination


Situated on a private white sand beach with stretching views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding verdant mountains, Dalaman is the perfect wedding and honeymoon destination. Nestled on the remote south-western coast of Turkey which boasts year-round sunshine, delicious gastronomy, a fascinating culture and wealth of activities to try, Dalaman offers something for every type of couple. From romantic sunset strolls on the beach to indulgent couple’s massages at the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa’s luxurious Elysion Spa, the bride and groom, or newlyweds will not be disappointed with what’s on offer.

The benefits of attending a fitness boot camp for a bride

 fitness camp

New You Boot Camp is Europe’s leading residential boot camp provider with Venues in the UK, Spain and Morocco. 

When people think of the word boot camp it can terrify many people. The media have done a great job of telling people you will have a huge, beefy, Sergeant Major shouting at you and putting you through hell! Well, this could not be further from the truth. 

A fitness boot camp with New You Boot Camp is motivating, rejuvenating, great fun and simply a wonderful week to concentrate on yourself. 

Nottingham wedding venue launches unique Shepherd Hut bridal suite and guest accommodation

Shepherd Hut bridal suite

The Carriage Hall in Nottingham has launched a unique new bridal suite for its brides-to-be in the form of a luxury double shepherd hut. Created by Blackdown Shepherd Huts from Somerset, the double hut, named The Great Oak, this quirky bridal suite and two additional huts are fitted out with all the necessities to create a luxurious and chic setting for brides and their guests.

Shropshire Petals launch metallic and vibrant new confetti cones

confetti cones

From pastels to bold block colours, wedding colour trends seem to surpass the typical Pantone colours for particular seasons, with couples opting for their favourite colours to use on their wedding day.

Inspired by customer requests and feedback from brides-to-be at recent wedding shows, Shropshire Petals have added another stunning 9 colours to their confetti
cone collection.

Metallic tones are being seen all over the wedding industry at the moment, and as there are no natural metallic coloured flowers, opting for metallic confetti cones is the perfect choice to complement this wedding theme. Included in the new collection are silver, rose gold and gold confetti cones.

Multiple award wins for North East wedding venue

Wedding at venue

CHAMPAGNE corks are popping at a top North East wedding venue after it scooped four major awards in just three months.


Newton Hall, which overlooks the award-winning Northumberland coast and specialises in innovative and creative outdoor weddings, has seen off competition from across Britain to be named Best UK Coastal Venue at the UK Wedding Awards.


And the win follows hot on the heels of a trio of regional triumphs, including Best North East Countryside Wedding Venue of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards, Best Wedding Venue at the North of England Wedding Awards and Best North East Venue at the Bridal Book Awards.


Top tips for sticking to your wedding budget

saving money

Getting engaged feels like a whirlwind of excitement – but planning a wedding can in some cases make the heart flutter in a bad way. This is particularly true if you don’t start with the practicalities and tackle budgeting early.

To remove some of the stress and to help keep things as simple as possible, Simon Ripton of Ikano Bank offers his top tips on how to budget for a wedding:

Set expectations

Before creating a budget take time to research the cost of everything you think you want for your big day. This will help paint a picture of an overall budget. By working through a simple checklist of the necessities, plus any extras you want, you’ll be able to total up costs to form a realistic target.

Gisborough Hall wedding venue

Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall is one of the North East and North Yorkshire’s most prestigious wedding venues combining its 19th century charm with exceptional 4-star service- it also recently became the region’s newest, luxury, independent venue.


The Hall is now fully-owned and managed by the Gisborough family and it’s long-serving team, having parted company with the Macdonald hotel group to allow for major growth plans for its 15thanniversary year, including investment in its Revival Zone spa.


Skin care ingredients you never knew you need



With so many ingredients and products available to us to go get our skin ready for the big day, it can be a little confusing working out what we should be using in our beauty regime for that flawless, bridal glowing complexion. Fear not, we’ve done the hard work for you, with some tips and advice on key ingredients to look out for and effective skin perfecting treatments that will give real results before your wedding day. 

Wedding Stationery Check List

Wedding Stationery

Your stationery sets the mood and tone for your wedding… from its inception, it gives your guests a glimpse into what your day might look and feel like.  No pressure though!  

As a wedding tasker, I design a lot of bespoke stationery for my clients.  They give me a brief and send me things they like from Pinterest and I design them something unique and personal to suit their budget.  We go through various designs, sometimes more than 20, and various processes to ensure they have something they are thrilled with by the end.  Time and time again… the design my clients always end up going back to is the simplest one (and usually the first one!), but the key is personalisation.  Your day should be entirely reflective of you and your other half.