Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding news and ideas from around the county

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

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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

Showing support for couples and the wedding industry

Showing support for couples and the wedding industry

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we were waiting with bated breath for a change in wedding guidance after more than three months in lockdown; and when the time came with very little change, it's left many couples and wedding suppliers worried about the future – when will the guidelines be revised again?... read more

Posted: 9 July 2020

We love The Orangery at Goldney House in Bristol

We love The Orangery at Goldney House in Bristol

Check out Bristol wedding venue The Orangery at Goldney House, a historic wisteria-clad building with stone floors, high ceilings and huge windows for beautiful Bristol weddings... read more

Posted: 9 July 2020

Wedding celebrants support High Court case for legal recognition

Wedding celebrants support High Court case for legal recognition

Six couples are taking their case to the High Court on 7-8 July to take a landmark challenge over the legal recognition of humanist marriages; their case is being supported by humanist celebrants. Siân Jackson a celebrant, based in Neath, Wales commented, "Humanist ceremonies bring meaning, personality and depth to a non-religious ceremony in a way which is just not possible within the construct of a civil ceremony. Why shouldn't non-religious couples have the right to celebrate their union in a way that is significant to them, as religious couples do?"... read more

Posted: 8 July 2020

Tune in to Somerset venue The Barn at Cott Farm's YouTube channel

Tune in to Somerset venue The Barn at Cott Farm's YouTube channel

South Somerset wedding venue The Barn at Cott Farm has announced the launch of its YouTube channel. It will help couples plan their big day and offer plenty of tips and advice.... read more

Posted: 7 July 2020

Gift cards UK's most popular gift during lockdown

Gift cards UK's most popular gift during lockdown

New research from the Gift Card & Voucher Association (GCVA) reveals that gift cards were the most popular gift purchased during lockdown, and with healthy and safety measures in place for a little longer yet, and the wedding scene not quite back to what it was before, the gift card could still be the best go-to option for gifting yet!... read more

Posted: 3 July 2020

Taunton bridal designer Sassi Holford gives back to NHS staff

Taunton bridal designer Sassi Holford gives back to NHS staff

In appreciation of our fabulous NHS, British wedding designer Sassi Holford is offering a 15% discount on all wedding gowns to NHS staff so show its appreciation... read more

Posted: 2 July 2020

The future of hen parties post-Covid

The future of hen parties post-Covid

In a recent survey held by the alternative hen party planners, CLUCK, a whopping 86% of people have postponed or cancelled their hen party due to Covid-19, or knew somebody that had. Which means a massive backlog of hens gagging to celebrate when it's safe to do so. But as we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, what will the future of hen parties look like?... read more

Posted: 1 July 2020

We catch up with Sarah Hackett of Somerset bridal boutique Rookery Bridal

We catch up with Sarah Hackett of Somerset bridal boutique Rookery Bridal

We wanted to introduce you to Sarah Hackett, the proud new owner of Somerset wedding dress shop Rookery Bridal. She chats to us about her plans for the boutique...... read more

Posted: 30 June 2020

Trust in your stay with Laura Ashley Hotels

Trust in your stay with Laura Ashley Hotels

Laura Ashley Hotels is offering up to 15 per cent off and free cancellation* on all bookings to ensure peace of mind when arranging a post-lockdown escape. Ahead of reopening on 6th July 2020, Laura Ashley Hotels has also launched its Trust in Your Stay programme showcasing their commitment to the wellbeing and protection of their guests and team, and to ensure a safe, clean and comfortable environment.... read more

Posted: 29 June 2020

Hand Picked Hotels champions the UK holiday with new tailormade experiences and specially curated stays for guests

Hand Picked Hotels champions the UK holiday with new tailormade experiences and specially curated stays for guests

Hand Picked Hotels' chairman and CEO Julia Hands announced today the re-opening of the hotel group on 4th July with the introduction of a new offering of custom designed and curated stays for guests. A home-away-from-home country house hotel experience with each moment spent marked by traditional warmth and contemporary luxury will be enjoyed by every guest. Hand Picked is inviting couples, groups of friends and family, colleagues and individuals to have their ideal break tailor-made as lockdown eases. Each party will have a dedicated 'Hand Picked Host' looking after them throughout their stay, adhering to the highest standards of service, safety, cleanliness and comfort possible.... read more

Posted: 26 June 2020

Unbridled love at Orchardleigh Estate wedding venue in Somerset

Unbridled love at Orchardleigh Estate wedding venue in Somerset

Two resident horses at luxury Somerset wedding venue Orchardleigh Estate had an equine wedding during social distancing as venue owners Chris and Heather Vincent were missing celebrations!... read more

Posted: 25 June 2020

News for nearlyweds in the latest government announcement

News for nearlyweds in the latest government announcement

Lockdown/quarantine/isolation however you describe it we've all felt the restrictions of the situation physically and emotionally. Thanks to our wonderful NHS and the will of the British public coming together and getting the pandemic under control, we can now start to see our - dare we say it - 'normal' lives returning.Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we saw so many wedding businesses adapt to the current situation with innovative ideas to ensure couples could still continue to think and dream about their wedding days. Cake makers started sending taster boxes in the post, venues offered virtual tours and zoom meetings became the new normal.... read more

Posted: 24 June 2020

Bristol jeweller Nicholas Wylde celebrates 10th anniversary with beautiful new design

Bristol jeweller Nicholas Wylde celebrates 10th anniversary with beautiful new design

Bristol's Nicholas Wylde is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Clifton Village-based jewellery store by releasing an exclusive jewellery set depicting the flower of Bristol... read more

Posted: 23 June 2020

Wedding venue The Longhouse at Mill on the Brue wins eco award

Wedding venue The Longhouse at Mill on the Brue wins eco award

The Longhouse wedding venue at Mill on the Brue, is excited to announce it has won an award for Ethical Responsible and Sustainable Tourism by South West Tourism Awards.... read more

Posted: 18 June 2020

Yeovil wedding venue The Barn at Cott Farm gives us its eco-friendly wedding tips

Yeovil wedding venue The Barn at Cott Farm gives us its eco-friendly wedding tips

Did you see our beautiful Eco-Luxe styled shoot in the June/July issue? Here, organiser Becca Seyfried of The Barn at Cott Farm fills us in on the inspiration behind these eco-friendly, sustainable wedding ideas...... read more

Posted: 16 June 2020

De Vere reopens with Wellbeing at Heart

De Vere reopens with Wellbeing at Heart

De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels, has launched new packages ahead of reopening on 10th July 2020, with 10 percent of each direct bedroom booking going to NHS Charities Together. Ahead of re-opening, De Vere has launched its Wellbeing at Heart programme to ensure a healthy and safe stay for guests and a safe working environment for its team members.... read more

Posted: 15 June 2020

Want relaxed and informal wedding catering? Get advice from Bristol wedding caterer The Vintage Box

Want relaxed and informal wedding catering? Get advice from Bristol wedding caterer The Vintage Box

How do you find food and drink that fits in with a relaxed, chilled-out wedding? We ask converted horse box wedding caterer The Vintage Box for its top tips and ideas... read more

Posted: 11 June 2020

Meet Somerset cake designer Baked by Bridgett

Meet Somerset cake designer Baked by Bridgett

We chat to Baked by Bridgett, a fabulous new cake company based in Somerset, providing delicious wedding cakes and cupcakes for country-inspired and rustic weddings across the region.... read more

Posted: 9 June 2020

Check out Bristol wedding venue Ashton Gate Stadium

Check out Bristol wedding venue Ashton Gate Stadium

The £45million state-of-the-art Bristol stadium and venue offers great photo opportunities and an experience that you'll never forget. The highlight being of course - the pitch!... read more

Posted: 4 June 2020

Check out the podcast supporting Bristol and Somerset wedding suppliers

Check out the podcast supporting Bristol and Somerset wedding suppliers

The new podcast series will showcase and promote the many hidden gems of small businesses that specialise in creating a boho-luxe weddings in Bristol, Somerset and beyond... read more

Posted: 2 June 2020

New colour coordinated accessories from Miss Milly

New colour coordinated accessories from Miss Milly

Award-winning accessory brand Miss Milly, is launching in July a new cufflinks collection which can colour match with the company's main jewellery ranges to suit the whole wedding party colour scheme.... read more

Posted: 1 June 2020

How to store your Champagne if your wedding has been postponed

How to store your Champagne if your wedding has been postponed

With the pandemic affecting the wedding industry in unimaginable ways, many couples have had to face the heartbreaking decision to cancel or postpone their weddings. Here, Francoise Peretti, Director of Champagne Bureau UK, shares her five simple tips on how to safely preserve your champagne during the pandemic.... read more

Posted: 30 May 2020

2020 award finalist makes the perfect wedding gift

2020 award finalist makes the perfect wedding gift

Berserks GlassWorks' fused glass pocket hearts - which were Finalists in the Giftware Association Gift of the Year competition 2020 - would make the perfect thank you gift at weddings, favours, or perhaps a token gesture to send loved ones during lockdown.... read more

Posted: 29 May 2020

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