News

10 health and wellbeing tips in lead up to the big day

running

Planning a wedding should be fun, but the reality is that many couples find it stressful. What should be a time for celebrating your relationship can easily become clouded by stress, especially in the immediate months beforehand. Many brides and grooms-to-be will no doubt choose to adopt a healthier lifestyle in the weeks leading up to the big day. If this is you, here are some top tips to help you de-stress and incorporate a healthier lifestyle into your everyday routine. 

1.    Make small incremental changes to your daily routine

Wedding Dresses: What’s Hot Right Now

Wedding Dresses

If you’re in the process of trying to find the dress of your dreams then you’ve come to the right place. Here you can discover the latest wedding dress trends, which will make shopping for your gown that little bit easier. 

With so many designer wedding dresses to choose from, it can be overwhelming when you don’t have a clue where to start! 

Business, Window, Music, Clothing, Shopping, Building

Simple Sophistication

If you’re not one to opt for heavily embellished garments then you’re in luck. Simple bridal dresses look effortlessly beautiful so, if you have a minimalist vision for your wedding dress, you’re certain to wow your guests as well as achieve a contemporary look. 

QHotels Girls Night In Package

QHotels

There’s no denying that a spa break makes for a fabulous, crowd-pleasing hen do. The combination of a relaxed atmosphere, gorgeous surroundings and comforting facilities will always have your hens leaving their troubles at the door and letting their hair down. Whereas some spas may be reluctant to host your booking as soon as you mention the word ‘hen’, QHotels, the UK’s four star hotel group, welcome girl groups with open arms. The brand new ‘Girls Night In’ package is created for groups of 8 or more who are looking to relax in a friendly, accommodating environment.

Ed Sheeran, John Legend and Adele Most Popular First Dance Choices for 2017 Weddings

Ed Sheeran

New research has revealed that 1 in 7 British couples who are getting married this year have settled on an Ed Sheeran track for their first dance song; with John Legend and Adele the next most popular choices. 

The theme, the first dance music and the venue are the hardest decisions to make when it comes to arranging a wedding, according to new research. Although British bride and grooms-to-be may struggle to decide on what artist will sing their first dance song, it appears that Ed Sheeran has topped the list for two years; 2016 and 2017.

Bridal beauty with Fake Bake

Tinted body glow

A subtle and glowing tan is the aim of every bride however many find the thought of using self-tan ahead of their prenuptials a daunting thought. The fear of being left with streaky skin or a stained dress is every bride’s worst nightmare. However with innovations in tanning products users can now rest assured that brand’s such as Fake Bake have the perfect products for your big day.

Fake Bake and James Harknett (their Global Creative Consultant) have come together and established which beauty trends to try out in 2017. 

Pennsylvania castle estate launches twlight weddings for the 2017 season

castle

Pennsylvania Castle, one of the South West’s most sought after wedding destinations, launches its Twilight Wedding Experience for the 2017 wedding season.  Situated along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, on the Isle of Portland, Pennsylvania Castle offers an extraordinary setting for weddings.  The Twilight Wedding Experience taps into the trend for more informal, yet intimate weddings – something the events team at The Penn is seeing more and more of.  

No Strings Attached Wedding Planning

Laura Devine

Ever heard of a wedding tasker?  No?  Didn’t think so.  I’m a new breed.  Wedding planners can be expensive and intimidating – I'm a wedding tasker.  I’ve reinvented wedding planning, no strings attached.  Hire me for certain tasks, odd jobs, or full blown planning; it’s up to you.  With completely flexible pick and mix services, there’s absolutely no commitment (time or money wise).  

Average Wedding Costs £27k – 4 Ways to Keep the Cost Down

wedding on stairs

It’s estimated that the average wedding now costs nearly £27,000. And while it’s thought that the cost is likely to be closer to £16,842 as brides and grooms are shunning hiring a professional for all of the traditional wedding elements, it’s still a rather hefty price to pay to marry the love of your life. 

With 35% stating that they wished they had budgeted more effectively for their wedding day, another four in ten regret how much they had spent – instead wishing they had put the money towards a house deposit or into a retirement fund. 

Virtual Reality Wedding Video. I wonder what people see with those four words?

Virtual Reality Wedding Video

Some of us may remember tomorrow's world and a huge contraction sitting on your head with Wizards and R2-D2s  running around in clunky graphics.

VR has come a long way  since then, pardon if I get a bit geeky for a minute.

I have been working with Google the last 4 years doing a lot of pioneering work in 360 media. The Google cardboard project has made things much easier - now most people have smartphones and the film footage that I shoot and edit can be seen in 360º on a Smartphone and the same device with a simple Google Cardboard headset can you show the third dimension which is depth.

VR with what you have in your pocket and a £10 piece of cardboard.

 

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters.