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Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Tim Clarke

It's often said that 'everyone loves the sax' - and for a good reason: the distinctive sound of the saxophone is suitable for all types of music.  As Tim Clarke – The Sax Man is proficient on alto, tenor and soprano saxes, as well as clarinet, you are guaranteed a variety in sound and mood for any part of your big day.  The proof of the pudding is in his many glowing testimonials and his recent Award for Bespoke Musical Services 2017.  Full details are shown on his website at http://www.the-sax-man.co.uk.

 

The Wedding Show celebrates 15th Anniversary

Exhibitors share changes they have witnessed over the last 15 years 

Weddings will never go out of fashion - but the trends and traditions are forever changing. From dress styles and venue choices, to room decor and invitations, new ideas pop-up all the time and the options are endless.

Bride: The Wedding Show exhibits over 150 North-West suppliers, showcasing the latest crazes and styles, making it easier for brides-to-be to make those big decisions. As the show is returning to Tatton Park to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the exhibitors have given an exclusive insight into the changes they’ve noticed appear and develop over the last 15 years in the wedding industry.

Historic venue offers ideal setting for dream weddings

dream weddings

ROYAL HORTICULTURAL HALLS PROMOTES GRAND SCALE WEDDING OFFERING

An historical central London venue is expanding the range and breadth of its offering to brides to be, promoting an extensive list of caterers and services to offset its grand backdrop.  

The Royal Horticultural Halls Lindley Hall, which first opened in 1904 and regularly hosts events for London Fashion Week, international car launches and major exhibitions, is a popular venue for luxury and grand scale weddings due to its expansive, prestigious backdrop.   The Hall’s period features, which include an Edwardian glass vaulted ceiling space, and an impressive North Annexe which can be dressed as a bar or separate chill out area, comprise 875 square metres of customisable space (equivalent to 450 guests).  

Post-Christmas health-kick to get you glowing for your big day

Post-Christmas health-kick to get you glowing for your big day

It’s January, the time to get in shape and give your body the boost it needs following the Christmas extravagance. What’s more, you’re getting married this year, meaning you have even more reason to flout the festive excess and get fit, healthy and glowing for the big day. Fortunately help is at hand, as Venus Bridal, specialists in bridalwear for all occasions, provide advice on how brides and grooms can get into shape and feel fit for their impending wedding.

 

Join a gym

What should you wear to a winter wedding?

Winter

While it’s never particularly easy to pick out a wedding guest outfit, it’s definitely more of a challenge in the colder months. In summer, clothing shops are full of pretty dresses and barely-there sandals, which are perfect for a wedding in the sun. But, as winter comes around, the high street becomes flooded with big coats and knitwear — things that wouldn’t make the most sophisticated of wedding ensembles. 

However, it is possible to put together a winter wedding outfit that is both stylish and practical. Here are some pieces you should consider wearing. 

A faux fur jacket

New Valentine’s cards with real heart

Valentine’s cards

Don’t leave your sweetheart feeling flat on Valentine’s Day, send a pop-up card to prove it’s what’s inside that really counts. 

These innovative Valentine’s Day designs by contemporary card makers Cardology have a delightful and unexpected surprise inside: an intricate three dimensional pop-up.

The elaborate paper sculptures are inspired by Kirigami, the beautiful Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, and are part of a range of over 100 fresh, design-led greetings cards in the Cardology range.

Win a custom Snapchat filter for your big event with QHotels

Snapchat filter

Looking for a way to make your big event one to remember? QHotels, who pride themselves on hosting exciting and unique events across the UK, are now offering one lucky winner the chance to win a bespoke Snapchat geofilter for their event, such as a charity ball.  

QHotels value events that are truly one of a kind, so are offering this Snapchat filter, to make the day truly memorable.

Guests at the event will be able to show all their social followers what a fantastic time they are having and keep their friends updated on what they are doing that day.

The Strangest Places You Met Your Partner

The Strangest Places You Met Your Partner

As part of Bride & Groom Direct's recent competition, we asked our customers where they met their future spouses. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we found that the top four places to meet ‘the one’ were on a night out (24%), at work (21%), in school (12%), or online (11%), respectively.

 

There’s nothing abnormal about meeting your future loved one at, say, the other end of a bar, or sitting next to you in Biology class. However, what we didn’t expect was such an influx of answers regarding some very unusual places and situations…

 

Wonderful Winter Wedding Décor

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so naturally, it’s one of the most magical times to tie the knot. However, there’s a fine line between decorating your big day like an enchanting winter wonderland and it resembling Santa’s grotto. But don’t fear; with Bubblegum Balloons’ top tips, your wonderful winter wedding will look super-stylish and chic, without a Santa in sight. 

All white

Are you dreaming of a white wedding? An all-white colour scheme is clean, classy and timeless – especially for a magical Christmas ‘do. Balloons like our Innocence Tassel Tail giant balloon in a choice of either white feather-filled, pearly white or sophisticated silver add a simple yet stunning look to festive proceedings.  

Let it snow  

Insiders Guide To Wedding Photography Styles

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You’ve found your dream partner to spend the rest of your life with, now for the next major decision, who to capture your big day? Good wedding photographers can get booked up months and even years in advance so it’s a great thing to get ticked off the list after you’ve chosen your venue. 

Before looking for your photographer you may want to decide whether you want film or digitalphotography. Choosing film can add a beautiful finish to your photos that is often difficult to match with digital, but it also adds to the photographers costs and can up your spend by around an extra £1000.

classicCREDIT: Elen Studio Photography