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How to avoid the 10 most common wedding planning bust-ups

How to avoid the 10 most common wedding planning bust-ups

With potentially nearly 200,000 couples planning wedding this year, that's a whole lot of hormones, stress and tension flying about - after all, planning a wedding can be one of the hardest (but also greatest) life experiences to go through. To capture what causes the strops, tantrums, tears and everything else in-between when planning a wedding, jewellers Queensmith surveyed 1,000 married women about the build-up to their special day - here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can certainly relate to a few!... read more

Posted: 26 March 2021

Somerset venue The Longhouse offers a glorious blank canvas

Somerset venue The Longhouse offers a glorious blank canvas

The Longhouse is a beautiful, environmentally friendly venue with large windows, French doors and a balcony to make the most of the views across the Brue Valley. The blank-canvas space offers simple white interiors with accents of soft sage green and wooden floors. Although the space is large, it retains a warm and welcoming ambience, with a log burner available for use in winter. Softly clad in silver larch and set high in the landscape, it gives the feeling of floating among the trees.... read more

Posted: 25 March 2021

Post-lockdown Brits most looking forward to attending weddings again!

Post-lockdown Brits most looking forward to attending weddings again!

2020's empty diaries belong well and truly in the bin; and although 2021 has been a bit of a write off too...pens at the ready...because from April 12th you can start putting dates in the diary again!From hair appointments, to weekends away, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're looking forward to it all; but research from Parkdean Resorts has discovered exactly what Brits are most looking forward to doing once lockdown eases and weddings feature high on the agenda.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

Wedding guidance changed again, for the better!

Wedding guidance changed again, for the better!

For those planning on tying the knot this year, it's understandable you're feeling unsure of when or where the big day can take place. The Government has recently updated the guidance, once again, for weddings, in particular what you can and can't do from April the 12th with regards to hosting the nuptials. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this is a must-read, and it's also given us hope that the roadmap out of lockdown and the wedding industry will continue.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

St Audries Park is a breathtaking venue in Somerset

St Audries Park is a breathtaking venue in Somerset

Spanning more than 100 acres in the rolling Quantock Hills, the stunning St Audries Park estate in Somerset boasts an elevated position with fabulous coastal views. The deer park and lake are truly serene settings, and the immaculate grounds feature neatly striped grass and a manicured croquet lawn.The building provides an impressive backdrop for weddings, with towers, turrets, huge stained-glass windows and its Victorian-style Orangery. Inside, there are endless period features to enjoy in splendid surroundings.... read more

Posted: 23 March 2021

Engagement searches soar during lockdown

Engagement searches soar during lockdown

With the end of lockdown mapped out for us, engaged couples can finally start getting excited about being married surrounded by friends and family and planning the wedding of their dreams. But what effect did lockdown have on engagements? Research from Freemans found that lockdown may have brought couples closer together as engagement related searches are at an all-time high; and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this summer is surely going to be the summer of love!... read more

Posted: 22 March 2021

New direction for luxury stationery company

New direction for luxury stationery company

Planning the big-day, especially for the second or third time for those that have had to postpone from 2020, can be a troublesome task. Wedding planning can be made a whole lot easier, and enjoyable, by investing in quality stationery pieces. Luxury brand Rollo London always provides a beautiful writing experience with stunning notebooks and follows strict eco guidelines to ensure that everything is sustainable and environmentally responsible. However, wanting to take its eco credentials one step further the brand has launched Repurposed by Rollo which, here at County Wedding Magazine HQ, we think will be a huge hit with conscientious nearlyweds.... read more

Posted: 19 March 2021

CherryTop Weddings launch new interactive entertainment experience

CherryTop Weddings launch new interactive entertainment experience

CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

We love The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens wedding venue in Wells

We love The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens wedding venue in Wells

Hidden within ancient ramparts and protected by a moat, 14 acres of tranquil, Grade II listed gardens await visitors. With herbaceous borders, pretty pools and the scent of roses in the air, there are endless photo opportunities against the backdrop of the cathedral. In 2016, the gardens were awarded RHS Partner Garden status. The palace dates back to the 13th-century, and the romantic ruins of The Great Hall complement the majesty of the medieval façade and awe-inspiring setting of the gatehouse and moat.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

Five things you need to consider when marrying in later life

Five things you need to consider when marrying in later life

While there is certainly no time limit on finding love, marrying later on in life is not as simple as it might first appear. When both parties have dependents, benefits, pensions and a lifetime of accumulated assets to consider, then a legal union can bring with it certain potential financial pitfalls.With recent data suggesting that marriage rates among older people are on the rise, Abigail Bennett, Partner and In-House Counsel at JMW Solicitors outlines five things that couples should consider before heading down the aisle.... read more

Posted: 17 March 2021

Explore Bath's iconic Roman Baths & Pump Room wedding venue

Explore Bath's iconic Roman Baths & Pump Room wedding venue

Situated in the heart of Bath's World Heritage Site, the Roman Baths & Pump Room is one of the most distinctive buildings in the country. The award-winning complex is steeped in history, with its origins dating back more than 2,000 years. Forming part of the museum by day, the Great Bath has been meticulously renovated while retaining its ancient character. It's here at sunrise and sunset that vows can be exchanged, overlooked by the beautiful Bath Abbey.... read more

Posted: 16 March 2021

Spabreaks.com's special packages for the grand opening of spas in April

Spabreaks.com's special packages for the grand opening of spas in April

Spabreaks.com is helping consumers maximise their spa experience in line with government restrictions from 12th April, with specially-created spa packages and offerings.Spabreaks.com and selected spa partners have come together to create new tailored packages, designed to give visitors exceptional experiences while remaining within government guidelines. As well as enhancing consumer experience, these packages also aim to help support spas recovery after lockdown.After a long winter stuck within the same four walls, heading to enjoy a tranquil spa day and having tension eased away is long overdue for many. Guiding the way towards rejuvenating treatments, soothing moments of calm (with adult-only options for parents seeking relaxation as children return to school) and spacious alfresco relaxation, Spabreaks.com shares its top spa choices opening on the 12th April and beyond:... read more

Posted: 15 March 2021

What to talk about before buying a house with your partner

What to talk about before buying a house with your partner

Buying a house together is often one of the big stages in many people's marriages, whether it be before or after you tie the knot. It's an exciting time and a great experience to have together, as you find the perfect place to potentially start the rest of your life together. However, to ensure the process is as smooth as possible, it's best to be as informed and prepared as you can. Whilst it might not be the most romantic dinner chat, it's important to discuss financials and possible challenges you might encounter - the key is to be as open as possible with your partner. Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau shares four crucial considerations to talk about with or ask your significant other before taking the leap and buying a home together:... read more

Posted: 12 March 2021

Winter wedding hairstyle inspiration with ToryB Hair

Winter wedding hairstyle inspiration with ToryB Hair

Here at Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wedding planning questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Victoria Spicer of Pensford-based hairstylist ToryB Hair answers your question and gives advice on winter wedding hairstyles. "What style will keep my hair looking great all day for my winter wedding? And how can I get it looking its best in the lead-up?" Read on for the answer...... read more

Posted: 11 March 2021

Top locations for weddings in 2021

Top locations for weddings in 2021

2020 might not have been the best year for weddings - the least said about that the better - but 2021 is looking rather hopeful for loved up couples. GiftsOnline4U, the personalised gifts online retailer, has delved into Office for National Statistics data to see the UK locations with the most weddings in one year. The research covered England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland separately to be able to reveal the most loved-up places for each of these locations. The findings showed that the most popular spot in England to get hitched, is Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with over 4,000 weddings in one year....... read more

Posted: 10 March 2021

Check out Maunsel House wedding venue

Check out Maunsel House wedding venue

Maunsel House is found in 100 acres of grounds including stunning gardens, orchards and lakes. The venue is hidden away behind a driveway of chestnut trees and is surrounded by quintessentially English country gardens, which include a pergola and bandstand, walled garden and Victorian kitchen and herb garden. Visitors will love seeing the resident peacocks, Shetland ponies and other creatures roaming free. The main entrance is draped in wisteria while climbing roses creep up the house.... read more

Posted: 9 March 2021

£2,000 jewellery giveaway from UK retailer Goldsmiths

£2,000 jewellery giveaway from UK retailer Goldsmiths

In more positive news, the most recent announcement from the UK government has given the go-ahead for weddings to begin a slow return to normality, starting on March 8th, with the aim of lifting restrictions in full by June 21st. With light at the end of the tunnel for those looking to say "I do" in 2021, luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths was keen to help ease the financial burden of a wedding and have launched a competition to giveaway £1,000 worth of Goldsmiths' own jewellery to two lucky winners.... read more

Posted: 8 March 2021

World Book Day Weddings - be inspired

World Book Day Weddings - be inspired

World book day on 8th March celebrates literature in all its forms, as well as all the creativity, imagination and that little spark of magic that makes a tale worth telling. All book worms know there's nothing better than getting lost in a good novel. If you and your future spouse both share a love of literature, then theming your wedding day around a favourite book could be a great way to celebrate your shared passion. Whether it's delving into the wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland or finding out what's through the wardrobe, Liz Taylor of event management company the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) shares her ideas for World Book Day weddings, with a look inside some of her most famous literary creations.... read more

Posted: 5 March 2021

How to achieve a glowing makeup look - with Eye Do Makeup

How to achieve a glowing makeup look - with Eye Do Makeup

At Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Jane Dare of Eye Do Makeup answers your question and gives advice on getting a glowing make-up look for your candlelit ceremony. "Subdued lighting requires make-up to be more defined; choose to focus on either your lips or eyes for a statement look." Read on for more...... read more

Posted: 4 March 2021

Win a post-lockdown hen do with BLOOM Gin

Win a post-lockdown hen do with BLOOM Gin

BLOOM Gin, the popular premium gin brand, is giving 2021 brides the chance to win a post-lockdown hen do to remember - and after being cooped up for a year with no plans in the diary here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this is quite the treat! After Covid-19 has wreaked havoc for many brides-to-be who have been forced to move their celebrations, BLOOM Gin wants to make sure that 2021 is filled with fun times and happy memories only, by giving brides-to-be and their hens the chance to win the ultimate hen do experience.... read more

Posted: 3 March 2021

Meet Sarah Hackett of Rookery Bridal

Meet Sarah Hackett of Rookery Bridal

At Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine, we love introducing you to the very best of the local wedding industry. Today, we chat to the lovely Sarah Hackett, owner of Somerset bridal boutique Rookery Bridal, about her wedding business, what it's like working on weddings in Bristol and Somerset and we also get her top tips and advice for all you brides choosing their dream wedding dress for their big day. Read on to find out more...... read more

Posted: 2 March 2021

‘Insta-worthy’ engagement posts

‘Insta-worthy’ engagement posts

From famous landmarks to atmospheric candles - Austen & Blake, diamond ring specialists, has revealed the engagement posts that got the most love and what makes them so 'likeable'. The company analysed hundreds of the top 'liked' Instagram photos from around the world to find out the common features that appear the most.With more than 2 million #isaidyes and 1 million #wereengaged and #wegotenagaged hashtags appearing on the popular platform, there was no shortage of love announcements to choose from.So what makes an engagement picture go viral other than people being happy for you? Below, Austen & Blake breaks down the features you need to know about if you want to nail the perfect post.... read more

Posted: 1 March 2021

Pop the question with Team Hen

Pop the question with Team Hen

After this week's announcement giving us the go ahead to start making plans again for the summer and beyond it's no better time to set about planning your hen do! From hen party connoisseurs Team Hen, the arrival of its new bridesmaid and maid-of-honour proposal gift boxes means there's no better way to pop the question to your bride tribe. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think they make the perfect gifts for you best girls - can we have one!... read more

Posted: 26 February 2021

How to accessorise your look - with Holly Berkley Jewellery

How to accessorise your look - with Holly Berkley Jewellery

We ask talented Somerset jeweller Holly Berkley Jewellery your burning question on how to accessorise a pared-back bridal look for your big day. You say, "I've chosen a simple wedding dress, but I'm worried it's too plain. How can I make it my own?" Holly says, "The wonderful thing about a simple dress is that it gives you so much scope to add accessories and details without it looking over the top." Read on for the full answer...... read more

Posted: 25 February 2021

I do, I do, I do... with a prenuptial agreement in place!

I do, I do, I do... with a prenuptial agreement in place!

Not just reserved for celebrities and millionaires, prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular with modern couples too, no matter their financial status. With the uncertainty 2020 has brought to the economic and employment market, it can only be seen as a positive step to raise awareness of the importance of prenuptial agreements and eliminate the stigma surrounding them. Millennials, in particular, need to be made aware of the significance of prenups, as they aren't necessarily something to be viewed negatively or avoided, it's simply a sensible way to protect yourself and your finances.... read more

Posted: 24 February 2021

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