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Dream, plan and create with Country Baskets

Dream, plan and create with Country Baskets

Dream, plan and create with Country BasketsYour wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life and you want to ensure that you create the perfect atmosphere on your big day.

Discover inspirational ideas for your wedding day with Country Baskets, we stock a vast range of wedding décor with something to suit every couple. Whether you are opting for a clean and simple white wedding or a fairy tale woodland inspired event, we stock everything from blousey ivory peonies and vintage birdcages to wood slices and pompom trees.


How to get fit for your wedding

Eating more, tucking into chocolate spread and doing exercise you actually enjoy are just some of the unexpected tips for brides-to-be to get into shape this New Year.

The health experts from the online food retailer MuscleFood.com have compiled top tips and ideas that are set to make staying healthy in time for the big day a lot easier.

Instead of fad diets or ineffective exercising plans the simple tips include taking selfies to track your progress and ditching sugary breakfast cereals.

There are tips from personal trainer Courtney Pruce for people who hate being healthy and ideas from nutritionist Hazel Wallace on how to stay on track.

CADBURY MILK TRAY – A THOUGHTFUL GIFT THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

CADBURY MILK TRAY – A THOUGHTFUL GIFT THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

For the last 100 years, Cadbury Milk Tray has been the perfect thoughtful gift to show your love on Valentine's day.

The iconic box is bursting with tempting flavours, from the old classics of Hazelnut Swirl and Perfect Praline, to future favourites Apple Crunch and Salted Caramel Charm. From the second the much-loved purple box is opened to the last delicious bite, Cadbury Milk Tray is sure to delight the special person in your life. Whether it’s the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ or just a token of your appreciation on this special day, make Cadbury Milk Tray your go-to gift this Valentine’s Day.


Make your day different

Make your day different

No two weddings are ever the same, but if you’re a bride-to-be (or groom) who loves to add little quirky or unique touches, then below are a few of our favourite things to do to add a twist to the traditional big day.

Fuss-free favours – Favours can be pretty pricey so rather than feeling like you’re wasting your money on something for the sake of wedding protocol, opt for something different. If there is a charity close to you or your fiancé’s heart then donate on behalf of your wedding guests and let them know.


NEWLYWEDS PACK UP AND GO

NEWLYWEDS PACK UP AND GO

The Oxford English Dictionary dates the earliest recorded honeymoon as the 16th Century. But the practice really took off during the 1800s when wealthy couples would travel Europe to visit family members who were unable to make the wedding.

They often took friends, servants and family with them. Not such a popular idea for modern day couples who relish the time alone after the madness of the wedding planning. The idea of travel immediately following the Big Day is so well-established nowadays that 99% of couples who choose a traditional wedding will plan a honeymoon to follow.


Christmas Eve revealed as the most popular time of the year to propose!

Christmas Eve revealed as the most popular time of the year to propose!

has today revealed survey results from 10,000 people across the UK about wedding proposals, revealing that 40% of respondents believe the Christmas period is the most popular time for wedding proposals.  Christmas Eve (31%) was voted the most popular day of the year to propose.

Facebook also released data from the U.S. which shows when most users are changing their relationship status to engaged, with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve being the most popular https://www.facebook.com/business/news/engaged-people-on-facebook


10 Things Which Can Get You Into Serious Trouble Abroad But Wouldn’t In The UK


When you’re jet setting off around the world on your honeymoon, there’s every chance that you end up in a country where the laws are a little different to here in the UK. Whilst most of us would never dream of doing anything which we thought would class as breaking the law, in some countries it’s sometimes the things you wouldn’t think you could get into trouble for that can see you on the wrong side of the law.

Capture professional looking images with Postsnap

Capture professional looking images with Postsnap

With the rise of smartphones and photography apps, it is now easier than ever to capture professional looking images of your special day and a series of loved-up selfies from your honeymoon.

However, those precious wedding memories shouldn’t be kept in the confines of a digital device; they should be shared with the ones you love in a fun and creative way. With the increase in accessibility to photography apps, it’s also easier to unleash these memories and create fun, personalised keepsakes for family and friends.

5 Pre-Wedding Yoga Retreats for Bridal Well-Being

5 Pre-Wedding Yoga Retreats for Bridal Well-Being

Yogi loving brides-to-be are invited to re-connect and improve well-being whilst exploring new corners of the world. Whether you are looking to tone up or de-stress before the big day, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, round up their top 5 pre-wedding yoga retreats. From sunrise salutations on idyllic Thai islands, to practicing your Pranayama in exotic Morocco, return home ready for your wedding day a happier and healthier you.

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Abbey’s Historic ‘Library’ to host Winter Weddings from 2016

 

Combermere Abbey is thrilled to announce that from January 2016, during the months of January and February, couples may hold their wedding ceremony in ‘The Library’; a stunningly ornate room steeped within over 800 years of history, on the first floor of the Abbey itself.

Created for Abbots, visited by Royalty and aristocrats, and enjoyed by many, the room was once was the ‘Abbott’s Lodge’ dating back to 1133. This was his principal room, where important guests would be received and entertained – it was the heart of the Abbey.

The Library has recently undergone a significant programme of specialist restoration, part of a wider multi-million pound investment to save the Abbey’s North Wing.