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Wedding receptions are back - latest Government guidelines

Wedding receptions are back - latest Government guidelines

The news today is wedding music to our ears! The latest Government guidelines has stated that restrictions are being eased from Saturday 15th August and that wedding receptions in the form of a sit-down meal in a COVID-secure location for up to 30 guests will now be permitted. Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we're excited for what this means for our readers who have had to cancel or postpone their weddings.... read more

Posted: 14 August 2020

Ashton Gate Stadium comes to the rescue of Bristol wedding couple

Ashton Gate Stadium comes to the rescue of Bristol wedding couple

Coronavirus has turned people's lives upside down, including Jess and Dan who were meant to marrying on a cruise in 2020. Luckily, Bristol venue Ashton Gate Stadium stepped in and saved the (wedding) day!... read more

Posted: 13 August 2020

Research reveals the world's favourite first dance songs

Research reveals the world's favourite first dance songs

Whether you fancy yourselves at Strictly Come Dancing champions, or your both prefer just to shuffle on the spot and hope for the best, that iconic first dance moment is still as popular as ever when it comes to the big day.The team at jewellerybox.co.uk have taken a look at user-created playlists on Spotify to find out which songs are the most popular choices for the first dance. Maybe you'll find your 2021 wedding song in the results....... read more

Posted: 12 August 2020

Eco-friendly beauty tips from Somerset's The Kind Living Salon

Eco-friendly beauty tips from Somerset's The Kind Living Salon

We talk to Lizzie Salter, owner of Weston's The Kind Living Salon about how you can incorporate eco-friendly and sustainable products into your wedding beauty regime.... read more

Posted: 11 August 2020

The financial benefits of getting hitched by Zoe Bailey

The financial benefits of getting hitched by Zoe Bailey

There are lots of positives that come with getting married, sharing a special day and experience with your family and friends, building a life with your loved one and there are also a few financial benefits it can offer compared to singletons, and in some cases, those living together outside of wedlock.Here Zoe Bailey, Director of Financial Planning at Tilney shares a few of the financial advantages to tying the knot:... read more

Posted: 10 August 2020

We catch up with Somerset wedding florist Angie Blackwell of Cottage Flowers

We catch up with Somerset wedding florist Angie Blackwell of Cottage Flowers

Meet Angie Blackwell of Cottage Flowers in Ilminster to find out how she landed her dream job, what her top tips are for wedding flowers and what she gets asked most by wedding couples...... read more

Posted: 6 August 2020

Looking for an eco-friendly wedding dress? Meet Susanne Clark of Bridal Reloved in Street

Looking for an eco-friendly wedding dress? Meet Susanne Clark of Bridal Reloved in Street

We talk to Susanne Clark owner of Bridal Reloved in Street, Somerset, about how you can make an eco-friendly wedding dress choice to reduce your carbon footprint.... read more

Posted: 4 August 2020

Government announcement means we're still waiting for weddings...

Government announcement means we're still waiting for weddings...

After yet another 'pause' on our wedding industry, we now have to wait until the 15th August to hear about whether wedding receptions will get the go ahead again. However, this hasn't diminished our love of all-things wedding here at County Wedding Magazines HQ! Read on to find out from the team what they have missed about weddings this year...... read more

Posted: 4 August 2020

How to keep your wedding make-up in place - with Somerset's Eye Do Makeup

How to keep your wedding make-up in place - with Somerset's Eye Do Makeup

Seal the deal and keep your wedding beauty look in place all day with these top tips from the talented Somerset make-up artist Jane Dare of Eye Do Makeup.... read more

Posted: 30 July 2020

New ethical homeware - a wedding gift list must-have

New ethical homeware - a wedding gift list must-have

Sustainability, eco-friendly, ethically sourced are all key words of modern living and if we can make 'green' choices with our food and clothes, why not our homewares too? Check out the new gorgeous Ethical Homeware range from sojustshop.com... read more

Posted: 29 July 2020

Recreate this beauty look with Bridal Hair and Make Up By Kimberley

Recreate this beauty look with Bridal Hair and Make Up By Kimberley

Bristol-based Bridal Hair and Make Up By Kimberley talks us through how you can create this beautifully timeless hair and beauty look for your wedding day.... read more

Posted: 28 July 2020

Tying the knot and your finances

Tying the knot and your finances

"Let's talk money!" That's something no one wants to hear in a relationship, it's an awkward conversation that every couple struggles to navigate - so always remember you're not alone. However, if you're tying the knot you really should make sure you're both financially secure and committed also.... read more

Posted: 27 July 2020

Making your relationship thrive after lockdown

Making your relationship thrive after lockdown

Ensure your pre-wedding relationship gets back on track after lockdown with top marriage advice from relationship coach, Kate Nicolle who puts 'lockdown strain' down to basic transaction theory... read more

Posted: 24 July 2020

Steven Hughes Photography gives us his advice on how to relax in front of the camera

Steven Hughes Photography gives us his advice on how to relax in front of the camera

Feeling shy or nervous about being photographed on your wedding day? Somerset wedding photographer Steven Hughes Photography gives us his advice on how to relax.... read more

Posted: 23 July 2020

Track and trace is the 'new norm' but safety must come first

Track and trace is the 'new norm' but safety must come first

As we're all adjusting to what is described as the 'new normal,' with the opening of hotels, venues and restaurants – all must-visit pre-wedding locations – leaving your details for tracking and tracing the virus will be essential. A new app, SafeVenues, promises to safely stores customers' details and can alert venues and individuals.... read more

Posted: 22 July 2020

We ask Somerset cake designer Pretty Cake Creations for her summer wedding tips

We ask Somerset cake designer Pretty Cake Creations for her summer wedding tips

Are you getting married in summer and unsure what to look for in your wedding cake? Somerset wedding cake maker Pretty Cake Creations gives us her advice.... read more

Posted: 21 July 2020

I do and a celebration too – receptions are back!

I do and a celebration too – receptions are back!

And it's the news we've all been waiting for: wedding receptions are back! Following the Government announcement on Friday 17th July, receptions post-vows can now take place for a sit-down meal with up to 30 loved ones – yes 30 friends and family! Read on to find out more...... read more

Posted: 21 July 2020

Wed-min essentials from Rollo London

Wed-min essentials from Rollo London

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're avid stationery lovers so have been swooning over this new collection from Rollo London. Chic, sophisticated and a design that's truly timeless the range will make the perfect companion for those in the midst of wedding planning. The company's personalisation offering also means couples can gift these items to the bridal party!... read more

Posted: 20 July 2020

A wedding gift list idea completely bespoke - yes please!

A wedding gift list idea completely bespoke - yes please!

Nowadays, couples more than likely live together pre-nuptials so of course, have everything they need for the home making choosing a gift list rather tricky. With COVID19 curbing the popular honeymoon-donations gift, what can couples now look to ask for? Why not, ask for a gift for your home OF your home with a bespoke print from Kate Guy.... read more

Posted: 17 July 2020

Princess Beatrice marries - in secret!

Princess Beatrice marries - in secret!

It's not often that Royal weddings with all the fanfare they normally bring to the nation are held in secret; however, Princess Beatrice has married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a private Windsor ceremony today which was attended by the Queen.... read more

Posted: 17 July 2020

We get colourful with Somerset wedding jeweller Holly Berkley Jewellery

We get colourful with Somerset wedding jeweller Holly Berkley Jewellery

We talk to Somerset wedding jeweller Holly Berkley Jewellery about how to inject a bright and colourful wedding theme into your wedding jewellery and accessories... read more

Posted: 16 July 2020

Fragrance your big day with the new Victoria Cator collection

Fragrance your big day with the new Victoria Cator collection

They say that scent has the power to evoke memories so what better way to reminisce about your wedding day than to use candles and rooms sprays on the big day which you can later use at home too?! Following on from the success of her popular candle range, loved by the likes of Trinny Woodall and stocked in the prestigious Fortnum & Mason, interior designer Victoria Cator has launched a range of luxurious interior scents.... read more

Posted: 15 July 2020

Bristol wedding caterer Cleverchefs talks summer wedding food

Bristol wedding caterer Cleverchefs talks summer wedding food

We chat to Bristol wedding caterer Nick Collins of Cleverchefs as he answers your questions about summer wedding food and how to please everyone at your marquee wedding... read more

Posted: 14 July 2020

How COVID-19 has affected holiday plans and preferences during 2020 and beyond

How COVID-19 has affected holiday plans and preferences during 2020 and beyond

The Insurance Emporium, recently surveyed* over a thousand people across the UK during lockdown to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic had affected their holiday plans and preferences during 2020 and beyond. With holiday accommodation, including hotels, B&Bs, cottages, campsites and caravan parks, recently reopened in England what does this mean for minimoons, honeymoons and general pre- and post-wedding getaways.... read more

Posted: 13 July 2020

How to choose the right Champagne for your wedding - 7 top tips

How to choose the right Champagne for your wedding - 7 top tips

Françoise Peretti, Director of Champagne Bureau UK and expert on all-things-Champagne, shares her secrets on how to find the right champagne for your price bracket..."It's official! From 4 July, weddings and civil partnerships have been given the greenlight. Following this exciting news, I'm sure many couples will once again be imagining and planning for the most joyous day of their lives, laying the groundwork behind the scenes to make sure everything is perfect for the new date. It's fair to say that at a time when we all need cheering up, no post-lockdown wedding would be complete without the popping of corks and toasts made with glasses of beautiful golden bubbles. But now more than ever brides and grooms to-be are likely to have budget at the forefront of mind. Here are my top tips on choosing the right champagne for you."... read more

Posted: 10 July 2020

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