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A new study by financial comparison company money.co.uk has revealed the biggest trends set to dominate weddings in 2022 and beyond. Three trends are all tied in first place for the biggest trend of the year, with searches for pets at weddings, multi-coloured weddings and in-season wedding flowers all seeing a 200% year-on-year increase. With so many people adding a four-legged companion to their family over the past couple of years, it's no surprise that so many brides and grooms would want them to play a special part such as a ring bearer or just being a VIP guest. However, it's not just our beloved pets making an appearance, with some couples looking to hire slightly more interesting animals for their guests to marvel at, such as llamas. These friendly and gentle animals will certainly add a touch of uniqueness to the big day.
Posted: 28 May 2022
With 2022 set to be a big year for weddings, with many delayed due to the pandemic, personalised details have been named as a big trend by Etsy, who reported a 107% increase in searches for custom wedding favours. This is clear from what people are searching for on social as well, with the hashtag #weddingfavours featuring in over 450,000 Instagram posts. People are looking for ways to make their big day extra special, whether that's finding gifts for those who've helped with the planning, exploring unique ways to decorate tables, or looking for presents for brides and grooms. Timothy Taylor's personalised range can be appreciated by all lovers of great-tasting, Yorkshire ale.
Posted: 27 May 2022
This exciting new wedding and events venue on the borders of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire is located three miles northwest of the village of Aldbourne, and just a short drive from junction 15 of the M4. It's situated on Liddington Warren Farm, a mixed arable and sheep farm and offers on-site accommodation for 15 guests in eight luxurious bedrooms in the tastefully restored Georgian farmhouse that's draped in wisteria, and landscaped gardens with stunning views stretching down the valley which are ideal for marquee events. Coming soon in 2023 is a renovation of the 19th-century threshing barns into a permanent rustic-inspired venue to accommodate up to 120 guests all year round.
Posted: 26 May 2022
Amidst all the planning and organisation in the months beforehand, it's easy to forget that your wedding day should just be about eating, drinking, and dancing with the people you love most in the world. If you want to bring a unique touch to your celebrations among all the trends and traditional menus, Ben Turnbull — Director and Head Wine Buyer at House of Malt — shares his top tips on personalising the drinks offering on your special day.
Posted: 25 May 2022
Located in the heart of the iconic royal borough of Windsor, just a stone's throw from Windsor Castle, The Loch & the Tyne is hosting a Jubilee party to remember, on Sunday 5th June, in celebration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. From 4pm, there will be live music on the stunning summer terrace from British acoustic duo Charli & Mark, and between 5pm-9pm there will be a barbecue serving the best of British burgers and hotdogs. Guests can opt for a Beef & lardo burger or British banger (hotdog), and of course, a coronation roll, with your choice of chicken or crayfish. As it's a celebration, English sparkling wines will be available by the glass, offered to toast to her majesty's 70-year reign.
Posted: 24 May 2022
Looking for ideas on what to include in your wedding favour bags? This guide is a helpful resource for couples who want to make their guests feel really special. Find out the best wedding favour ideas to make your own unique table favours and browse our curated list of some popular items that can be included in the favour bags so you can make an inspired choice. The experts at Arches Beach Weddings have also included some helpful tips on how to go about choosing the wedding favours that will best suit your theme and guest needs.
Posted: 23 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This final instalment in our three-part guide - check back over the last two Fridays if you missed one and two - answers your final questions!
Posted: 20 May 2022
Burnham Beeches Hotel in South Buckinghamshire is offering an escape to the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside over the Bank Holiday weekend (2nd – 5th June 2022) with its long stay offer. At just a 15-minute drive from nearby Windsor, Burnham Beeches is the ideal location to soak up the atmosphere of the Jubilee festivities, from £120 per room per night. To make the most of the long weekend, the hotel's long stay offer allows guests to stay for three nights and save ten per cent, four nights and save 15 per cent, or five nights and save 20 per cent.* With its elegant Georgian architecture and ten acres of manicured lawns and gardens, Burnham Beeches Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the jubilee weekend in style.
Posted: 19 May 2022
Until recently engagement rings were seen as exclusively a female item of jewellery but the team at Ingle & Rhode believe the time has come for both sexes to enjoy a little engagement bling. They have already sold several of the rings to women who were planning to propose to their partners and are confident the trend will continue to gain pace. Ingle & Rhode's mens rings include items fashioned from gold and platinum with many featuring ethically sourced diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones. There's something for most budgets with women able to choose from a modest ring for their man from as little as £495 or go for something more blingy up to £11,950.
Posted: 18 May 2022
Congratulations to Buckinghamshire-based bespoke jeweller Rosalyn's Emporium who was recently awarded South Regional winner for The 5th English Wedding Awards 2022. Couples wanting to add a personal touch to their proposal can enjoy the Make Your Own engagement ring workshops afterwards. Recent additions include tiara-style fitted wedding rings like this stunning rose-gold piece, pictured, made with green sapphires and designs made from enamel such as this white gold groom's wedding ring with a blue enamel channel through the centre.
Posted: 17 May 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we welcome any changes in the law that allow people to marry more freely. Following the Government's recent announcement that they'll permanently be making outdoor marriages across the UK legal, following temporary legislation introduced during the pandemic, this is great news to the thousands of couples who have creative outdoor ideas for their weddings. However, there is still a criteria which couples must meet in order for a wedding ceremony to be legally valid, and it's important that couples don't get caught out. Barrister Kate Van Rol at 4PB advises on how to navigate the legality of getting married in an outdoor setting.
Posted: 16 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This is the second part in our three part guide, check back here every Friday to have these questions answered!
Posted: 13 May 2022
Sustainable farming and retailing experts, Daylesford Organic based in the Cotswolds has launched a collection of new drinks made in Devon and Cornwall including the first organic tonic water to be manufactured in the UK. A new organic gin and vodka, featuring a label with a vibrant, bespoke design by artist Hugo Guinness are also now available. Perfect for enjoying at weddings, the new items include the Daylesford Organic Tonic Waters available in four flavours (Light, Cucumber, Wild Elderflower and Damascena Rose) and each are mixed with dandelion instead of quinine to keep the product organic and offer an earthy aroma.
Posted: 12 May 2022
The wedding season is upon us, with couples across the country bringing people together to celebrate getting married, but have you ever been lost for words when writing your special congratulations on a card? Searches for 'what to write in a wedding card' increased by +300% in the past 12 months1, indicating that people are struggling for words. To help, greetings card marketplace, thortful.com has collated the top things to write on a couples' wedding card.
Posted: 11 May 2022
The Swan at Streatley is kicking off the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend in style with a pop-up outdoor screening of the quintessentially British film, Rocketman. Guests and locals can enjoy a meal at Coppa Club before moving outside to see Taron Egerton sing the hits of 'Tiny Dancer', 'Benny and the Jets' and 'I'm Still Standing' alfresco, in the beautiful countryside of Streatley and Goring. Sir Elton has reportedly met the Queen on numerous occasions and she is said to be a big fan of his hits. Those tuning into the screening will also receive a comfortable deckchair and have access to the Coppa's brand new BBQ offering with a complimentary burger and 'Berkshire Botanical Gin and Tonic' - following a recent partnership with Fever-Tree.
Posted: 10 May 2022
When planning your wedding day, when booking it on any date between the 2nd to 5th of June, I bet you didn't realise that the whole world would be having a celebration with you! But here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think you should embrace the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and make it part of your wedding celebrations. From afternoon tea to quirky union jack favours, there's a whole host of fun and royal touches you can add to proceedings. To help you along, Cadbury has some great limited-edition products that have just hit the shelves to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and keep your hungry wedding guests happy, kids and adults alike!
Posted: 9 May 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we adore the products from TeamHen - super-cool and on trend, the chic range is the perfect way to accompany your hen party bridal look! The brand's latest offering, the Luxury Tulle Bow Veil, is no exception. Featuring a beautiful, creamy white sating bow, it's bee paired with a soft white tulle veil measuring 80cm. Conveniently attached to a clip, you can just pop it in and away you go!
Posted: 6 May 2022
From cocktail stations to party favours, David Cooper from glassware company Forever Crystal shares his top tips on how to get creative with your drinks on the big day. Here are four inspiration ideas for your wedding drinks and toast with something special when you say, 'I do'! Signature cocktails: While you might want to give your guests an open bar, hiring bar staff and footing the bill can end up being an expensive gesture. One way to sidestep this added cost while still providing some free refreshment is to make your own batch of signature cocktails. Choose two mixed drinks or cocktails that you know your guests love and stock up on plenty of ingredients before the big day. For a spring or summer wedding, mixed drinks like Pimm's and lemonade or gin and elderflower tonic are great options, especially as you can provide bowls of fruit and mint leaves to use as a garnish.
Posted: 5 May 2022
WeSnapthat is a free event photo sharing app, which is private and secure and means you won't miss out on all of the pictures friends and family are taking on your wedding day. Founder, Tarandip Rehall, says, 'After attending several weddings, I noticed that professional wedding photographers took over the event and guests felt a little left out. I could see that guests were taking loads of photos and videos, and I was wondering were all those beautiful moments that were captured ever be seen by the bride and groom or other guests. Hence WeSnapThat was created to help remove the hassle of chasing and missing out of photos and videos, plus the app get attendees to be more engaged with your event and make it more joyful as they feel part of your special day.'
Posted: 5 May 2022
The Scenic Supper has launched The Scenic Supper Parties and Wedding management service separate from its unique fine dining experience within bespoke glasshouses at Todenham Manor Farm near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Co-founder Toby Baggott tells us, "Building on our success since launching in 2020, we're excited about the launch of our parties and weddings service for which we plan to create truly wonderful and memorable experiences in the heart of the Cotswolds." Toby continues, "Many of our Scenic Supper guests ask if it's possible to have a Scenic Supper-catered wedding and we are looking forward to fulfilling this growing demand and putting to good use our pre-pandemic events experience, and contacts, to create something really special for them and a wider audience."
Posted: 5 May 2022
Wilderness Safaris Vumbura Plains, set in the heart of the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site in Botswana, has reopened after an extensive refurbishment of both the camp's exteriors and interiors.
The refreshed look and feel showcases its sense of place and culture, enhanced by an outstanding menu and courteous hospitality. Vumbura offers holiday-makers a sublime African wilderness journey, prepare to experience arguably the best wildlife encounters in the Delta on your honeymoon.
"With its iconic Delta landscapes and phenomenally diverse habitats, Vumbura is truly a must-visit safari choice, one that unreservedly celebrates the best of Botswana's natural and cultural heritage."
Posted: 4 May 2022
With full-scale weddings back up and running, having a show-stopping cake is more important than ever. If you're walking down the aisle this year and in the process of finalising your menu, you must ensure that you are up to date with the latest trends so you can choose the perfect wedding cake.
From delicate florals to bright colours and sculptured designs, experts from AYRE Events share the most popular up and coming trends to keep in mind.
Posted: 4 May 2022
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
Posted: 3 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? Read our three part guide over the next three weeks (check back here every Friday) to have these questions answered!
Posted: 3 May 2022
Where better to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee than in the heart of Britain's most idyllic countryside. Whether it's celebrating in privacy with your nearest and dearest or indulging in one of the summer's hottest tickets at Daylesford's Big Jubilee Picnic, Luxury Cotswold Rentals is delighted to highlight some of its finest properties with availability to book now for the Jubilee half term week. Get set for the ultimate British Bonanza in style and comfort, from Pheasant Hill Temple Guiting and Dryhill Lodge both located in Gloucestershire to Carters Close situated in Oxfordshire.
Posted: 3 May 2022