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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Bristol or Somerset, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

Wedding News: Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

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Wedding News: Sage and Belle Styling: new in town

Sage and Belle Styling: new in town

After 15 years of styling gorgeous weddings in the Midlands, Sage and Belle Styling has relocated to Somerset and is now offering its venue styling and décor services to couples tying the knot in and around Somerset. Head stylist Vickie is excited to announce the opening of the new styling showroom, just five minutes from the Bath and West Showground. Visits are by appointment only, so you're sure to get the VIP treatment while you're there.

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Wedding News: Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Award-winning, family-run toy business, Bluebell's Burrow, is one of the UK's leading stockists of Maileg toys. These super-stylish, picture-perfect collectable toys are loved by both children and adults. With the wedding season fast-approaching, Maileg Wedding Mice Set (priced at £64) comes in a pretty presentation box, which opens up to reveal the bride and groom on their wedding day. Their clothes and accessories are removable, providing dress-up opportunities and imaginative play for children.

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Wedding News: Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.

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Wedding News: The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

Are you considering including your dog in your wedding festivities? While it can be a lovely way to honour your furry best friend, there are some important considerations to remember to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dog Behaviourist at Pooch & Mutt Dr Emma Scales-Theobald, PhD, shares the do's and don'ts of including your dog in your wedding, from making sure your dog is properly trained and socialised to creating a comfortable and safe space for them during the event. These tips will help ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and well-behaved throughout the celebration...

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Wedding News: It's showtime with wedding saxophonist Lucy Harvey!

It's showtime with wedding saxophonist Lucy Harvey!

A handful of Somerset wedding businesses have collaborated with award-winning musician Lucy Harvey to create a new music show reel at the beginning of March. The video features popular wedding cover songs performed on the saxophone with vocals from Ruelle, Sam Smith and more. The video showcases a spectrum of diverse suppliers from around the region, with wedding venue South Sands Hotel and surrounding Sand Bay Beach providing the stunning scenery. Meanwhile, driftwood artist Dan Wakeman installed a two-metre high love heart on the beach, and Enhanced Entertainment provided love letters and uplighters to transform the venue. Expertly filmed and edited by Kien from KB Wedding Videography, and supported by LIKE Photography's Lisa, the day was a huge success. You can check out the finished video at www.lucyharvey.co.uk

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Wedding News: Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

With the ever growing popularity of podcasting, welcome to the next big thing which makes podcasting accessible. Story Locker, a one of a kind in the UK podcast recording service that lets participants create a personal podcast based on their life story or to celebrate other special moments in life. The couple can choose to either record their podcast before their wedding day and recall the journey of their love story – from when they first met & the engagement (how it all happened!) to setting the date, the planning and build up to the big day or record their podcast after their wedding day to include memories of the big day too!

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Wedding News: Give the gift of kindness as wedding favours with Heal Somerset

Give the gift of kindness as wedding favours with Heal Somerset

If you're looking for a wild gift list idea giving you an environmentally-conscious way of celebrating your nuptials, Heal Somerset can help. Your guests can sponsor, in your names, a three-metre by three-metre square of land being rewilded by the environmental charity, near Bruton. The idea originally came about when two of Heal's supporters got in touch regarding their own wedding list. Lucy Johnson and Joe Swords wanted to offer their family and friends an option that seemed natural to them – giving money to Heal Rewilding to support land being given back to nature. The Heal team were so thrilled by the idea that they created a special set of wedding gift donation options for the couple.

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Wedding News: Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.

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Wedding News: #ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'

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Wedding News: Five minutes with... Jess Jordan from Court Farm

Five minutes with... Jess Jordan from Court Farm

Jess runs Court Farm's weddings along with her husband and family. Before it became their family home, she ran a wide variety of events across the globe. So, she's definitely well versed in the field and absolutely loves being part of so many lovely couples' beautiful days. Tell us about Court Farm... Court Farm is a lovingly restored 16th-century farmhouse set in ten acres of gardens in the heart of the English countryside. The charming English courtyard and characterful vaulted barns offer couples the perfect blank canvas to create a truly memorable wedding day to suit your own personal style.

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Wedding News: Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, explains below how a petnup can help avoid a costly custody battle. Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, said: "We are a nation of animal lovers, but consideration of how pet ownership would be dealt with in the event of a relationship breakdown often comes too late. Given the continued trend for couples to embark on pet ownership as a first foray into family life, it is important to appreciate how to best protect respective interests.

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Wedding News: Ashwell & Co, based in Bristol, is now offering a personal styling service

Ashwell & Co, based in Bristol, is now offering a personal styling service

Ashwell & Co, based in Bristol, in now offering a personal styling service. This bookable, appointment-based experience is designed to help and guide anyone looking for some style advice or for a special outfit for a specific event. So, if your mums are struggling to find something to suit for your big day, or your nearest and dearest are feeling a bit lost in terms of inspiration, it's worth pointing them in the direction of this local lovely.

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Wedding News: 5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

Planning your wedding is such a personalised experience, and getting to do it your own way is part of what makes it so special. With this in mind, have you thought about how you'll ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding party? Add a sentimental touch to this moment with these tips from Kirsty Prankherd, Managing Director of Write From The Heart. Getting everything planned for your wedding is such a personal process, and asking your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party is one of those special moments you'll remember long after the event. So naturally, you'll want to add some individual touches to this proposal to make it an even more special moment between you and your friends.

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Wedding News: Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Luxury leather goods brand Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season with a stunning collection of exceptional quality, personalised leather gifts. This thoughtfully curated edit includes a variety of exquisite items from their ever popular classic travel games and bound photo albums, to their brand new glassware range, specifically their stunning hand-blown decanters - all would make wonderful additions to any wedding list.

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Wedding News: Wolsey Lodges unveil 10% Coronation Voucher Offer

Wolsey Lodges unveil 10% Coronation Voucher Offer

Wolsey Lodges is a collection of nationwide residences perfect for honeymoons and mini-moons in various regions including Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Usually, the team at Wolsey Lodges offer a 10% voucher promotion over Easter but this year, it has been extended to cover the weekend of the coronation. Celebrate spring with a stay at a Wolsey Lodge - the gift vouchers also make the perfect present for friends and relatives. With 10% off, they're a clever way of shaving the cost off your next Wolsey Lodge stay by buying vouchers now. Vouchers can be redeemed for accommodation and food at any Wolsey Lodge and are valid for two years. So if you take advantage of this discounted offer - available until the end of 8th of May - there's plenty of time to plan your stay.

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Wedding News: Bath-based brand Abbott Lyon launches collection in collaboration with Stacey Solomon

Bath-based brand Abbott Lyon launches collection in collaboration with Stacey Solomon

Bath-based jewellery and accessories brand Abbott Lyon has recently launched its second collection in collaboration with TV personality and social media star Stacey Solomon. The Stories Collection is the first jewellery range to be designed from start to finish by the nation's sweetheart herself. Boasting a range of beautiful dainty charms that can be added to necklaces, bracelets and earrings, each piece has been thoughtfully designed to mirror and celebrate our own unique life stories. Plus, your bridesmaids will love them! Shop the full collection at www.abbottlyon.com

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Wedding News: Enjoy a royal Garden Coronation Package to celebrate the King

Enjoy a royal Garden Coronation Package to celebrate the King

The highly anticipated Coronation of King Charles III is set to be an occasion of pageantry and celebration, and there's no place more fitting to spend this historic ceremony than with a 'Royal Coronation Package' at Sutton Hotel Collection's The Francis Hotel Bath. This package includes access to England's finest parks, gardens, and nature reserves, taking inspiration from King Charles III's favourite pastime – truly a package fit for a king... and queen!

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Wedding News: How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

A typical spend for a Hen Do weekend can cost over £250 per person, taking a big chunk out of the wedding budget. Not only is this a massive cost for the bride, but it could also lead to members of the bridal party worrying about how they can afford such lavish expenses, which may result in them bailing out on the plans. Making arrangements in advance and planning activities ahead of time means both the bride and the party enjoy the celebrations without any falling outs. Sticking to local destinations or opting for activities like bottomless pottery painting over brunch are some of the simple solutions to saving money but still allow everyone to revel in the fun.

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Wedding News: Check out these two beautiful properties in Somerset

Check out these two beautiful properties in Somerset

Located in the heart of Somerset on a cider farm, Yarlington Barn is a family-run venue surrounded by apple orchards and lakes. A versatile space for weddings, the picturesque lake and large outside terrace offer glorious photographic opportunities.

Set in the heart of North Somerset, just 15 minutes from Bristol, this lavish mansion house boasts extensive grounds complete with lake and bridge, meadow and wilderness walk all overlooked by Hebe's fountain. Clevedon Pier and the sea too are only a couple of minutes away.

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