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The Great British Wedding

The Great British Wedding

How long have you spent planning your big day? Will you be setting up a wedding hashtag? Are you spending more than most on the dress of your dreams? If you've ever wondered how your wedding day plans compare to the average British big day, QHotels has all the answers - and we just had to share them with you.

The UK-based luxury hotel company surveyed a huge 1,500 newlyweds and put their most eye-opening, inspiring and heart-warming discoveries together in a definitive guide to the Great British Wedding - and it looks gorgeous, too!

Take a peek into the most popular venues, size up those guest lists, and see what time of year the rest of the UK is tying the knot. At Vows and Venues, we know that sometimes having a point of reference can make all the difference.

Hunter Viii Hunter: Luxury, Bespoke, Independent Wedding Caterer

Tailored Offering For Brides & Grooms

Hunter VIII Hunter is a luxury caterer, specialising in creating bespoke wedding experiences that make excellence accessible as standard.

Made up of an experienced and dynamic team of four creatives – chefs, events planners and stylists – Hunter VIII Hunter provides an unrivalled culinary offering with impeccable service, making it the perfect choice for those looking to host the most exclusive and unique wedding celebrations.


Get set for your big day with the Pennine Manor Wedding Fayre

Get set for your big day with the Pennine Manor Wedding Fayre

 

Brides and grooms-to-be can get set for their big day at the Pennine Manor Hotel Wedding Fayre.

The Best Western Pennine Manor in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, a finalist in the North of England Wedding Awards, is a unique country hotel set in beautiful rural surrounds. With spectacular views over the West Yorkshire Pennines, guests will have a magical backdrop to plan their special day.

Situated on the edge of the Pennines with stunning panoramic views over the West Yorkshire countryside, the hotel is ideally situated for beautiful weddings. Having recently completed a large refurbishment project, all the bedrooms are fresh, contemporary and comfortable, so wedding guests can enjoy the event even more.

Getty ready for your perfect wedding?

Getty ready for your perfect wedding?

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With half the calories of sugar and a low GI it makes for a deliciously healthy alternative to sugar. Simply add to foods and drink as you would sugar. Yacón has also been shown to support digestive health and may even help to curb appetite.

Lacy Days of Ramsbottom quality bridal wear at affordable prices

Lacy Days of Ramsbottom quality bridal wear at affordable prices

 

Specialising in stunning affordable bridal gowns, beautiful bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories, Lacy Days is an established bridal shop in the heart of Ramsbottom, on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Julie and her team have more than 40 years experience in making, selling, altering and fitting bridal wear to ensure that each dress is perfect for the bride’s special day.

With an excellent choice of bridal gowns from fabulous designers to try on, the shop also offers a wide range of bridesmaids dresses in a large choice of colours, along with a selection of accessories to add the right finishing touch.


National Wedding Show

National Wedding Show Wedding Dress image

 

As The National Wedding Show prepares to open its doors for autumn 2015, press were given an exclusive preview of some of the hottest wedding trends to look out for this season. The prestigious Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, former home of Mr Selfridge, once again played host to the press preview.

Stunning table settings by Royalties Events provided a glamorous finishing touch the Ballroom, which was filled by the sounds of talented musician Brendan Mills as he serenaded the crowds.


Marriage name change advice

Marriage name change advice

Once the big question is popped, a bride will take up a whole lot of issues surrounding the marriage. One of the choices that you will have to make is what to do with your surname. There are several options for changing your name and possibilities to start the process. As a bride, you have several legal options for taking a new name after marriage. First and most popular is to change your surname to your partner’s surname.

The Hotel Collection reveal top 10 wedding trends for 2015

The Hotel Collection reveal top 10 wedding trends for 2015

Drones, Hashtags, ‘Marrioke’ and the Death of Throwing the Bouquet

As wedding season gets into full swing, Rachel Hamilton-Shaw, who oversees over 600 weddings a year for hotel group The Hotel Collection, has revealed the top modern weddings in 2015*. A wedding is now seen as a statement of who you are as a couple - with this comes unusual requests, unique themes and a move away from tradition.

2015 could be the year where ‘Dronies’ usurp ‘Selfies’. Wedding photography is being taken to a whole new level as couples are finding new ways to document their big day from unique angles. Drone cameras are increasingly capturing footage from dizzying heights relaying stunning aerial images from angles that no other photographer can get.

Wedding competition winners tie the knot in the Lakes

Wedding competition winners tie the knot in the Lakes

A couple from South Yorkshire have tied the knot at The Daffodil Hotel & Spa in Grasmere almost a year to the day after finding out they had won a competition to hold their wedding at the 4-star luxury lakeside venue.   The new Mr & Mrs Searles from Chapeltown in Sheffield won The Daffodil Hotel & Spa’s ‘Win a dream wedding competition’ ahead of almost 1,000 other couples in April 2014 and were married on Friday 17th April 2015.  

The prize, worth more than £5,000 included full use of the hotel; a stylish red carpet drinks welcome, catering for up to 80 guests, bridal suite accommodation for the bride and groom, and full use of the hotel’s wedding planner and master of ceremonies.