Win A Case Of 6 Proudly Vegan Wines!

Proudly Vegan Wines!

Proudly Vegan is proud to be the only 100% vegan wine on the UK market - Move over meat eaters, the vegans are coming! 

The trend towards a meat free diet is gaining pace with a reported 83% of 18-35 year olds knowing at least one person who is vegan, and 20% having prepared a meal for a vegan in the last week.  According to the research, carried out by British wine company, Broadland Wineries, a quarter of us say that we are likely to have to prepare food or drink this Christmas for someone who is vegan, rising to a massive 41% amongst the under 35s.  

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine -

Share your wedding highs and lows with Vows And Venues magazine 

and win £100 in vouchers

For many people their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives together. Why not share your experience in Vows And Venues magazine. We’d love to hear from you...

In most cases planning the big day takes months if not years, with so much to think about, from setting the budget, choosing the venue, the dress, flowers, cake and the all important guest list...

It’s an incredibly special experience, gathering all the most important people in your lives together in one wonderful place to help you celebrate the start of your married lives together.

How to create the perfect tipi wedding

large tipi
By Donna Taylor, Taylored Plans.

There are so many options when it comes to wedding venues and styles, that it can be overwhelming for even the most wedding-savvy couples.  A purpose-built event space, such as hotel or hall, may not be your idea of the perfect space and something more bespoke may be more appealing. 

Starlight Tipis, based North-east Scotland, offers spectacular tipi weddings. We have compiled some top tips for you to ensure you are completely prepared, and you and your guests have an unforgettable day! 

Budget is important! 

Bespoke wedding wine tasting experiences: Discover The Vine

Rowena Hawtin will help you Discover The Vine

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and the Wine Lady, Rowena Hawtin, and the Discover The Vine team offers you a bespoke wine tasting experience to ensure you choose the perfect wines and champagnes. 

Discover The Vine works with couples to give them the advice and support they need to ensure that the wine they select for their wedding day pairs perfectly with their menu and delights their guests. 

Consultancy service

With so many grape varieties and different wines – the choices can be overwhelming.

Discover The Vine guides couples through the choices, leaving them stress free to concentrate on all those other important details. 

Bridal trends in 2019 - by Kelly Beesley

Bridal trends – Hair by Kelly – a plaited bun with white flowers

Kelly Beesley is a hair and make-up artist operator in the North West – and beyond! Here, she gives us an insight into the world of wedding hair and beauty and bridal trends for 2019…

What are the most popular wedding hairstyles and hair accessories which you have seen recently?

Wedding styles have ranged from classic look to messy do, from the Megan Markle messy bun to a sleek Chignon we have seen

it all. We are seeing brides having plaits running through the hair styles from bridesmaid to the bride plaits have given a modern twist on a classic do. As always there are so many hair accessories to choose form but hair vines have been popular recently, adding a little sparkle through the hair.

An Introduction To Made By Coopers Apothecary

Made By Coopers Apothecary Skincare

Made By Coopers; a modern apothecary crafting natural and organic products for your skin and soul. Natural needn’t be tedious with this range of high performing, eco-friendly, vegan friendly, cruelty-free skincare and wellness brand. 
Made By Coopers Apothecary believes in creating natural, clean products that leave your skin radiant and nourished with your mind and body restored to perfect harmony.

Proudly Vegan Wines Review

Proudly Vegan Wines

Veganism. Whether you love it, or hate it, becoming vegan is very popular right now. Food brands all over the world are adding more and more vegan products to their ranges and Vegan weddings are becoming the norm. We all know that the food you serve at your wedding is extremely important, so if you’re opting for a vegan menu why not also opt for vegan wine?

Proudly Vegan are on a mission to prove that delicious wine doesn’t require any animal products, and that wine can be accessible to everyone no matter what their dietry preferences. 

The staff at Vows & Venues were recently given the fantastic opportunity to try some of the new Proudly Vegan wine range, and we were really impressed! 

Proudly Vegan currently have three wines available: 

How To Dress For Your Big Day: Style Tips For The Groom To Be

How To Dress For Your Big Day: Style Tips For The Groom To Be
By Robyn Bishop 

With so much emphasis on that particular white dress, it’s easy to forget that it’s equally important for the groom to also feel his best. It’s no secret that suit shopping can be a minefield. With so many different fits, styles and colours to choose from, seeking the perfect combination can be an overwhelming task. Tie the knot in style with some simple yet effective tips for getting it right. 

Take Your Time 

Once the date has been set, start shopping early to avoid a frantic rush. Whether you are buying or hiring your suit, always ensure that it’s ready for pick up at a week before the wedding, that way you’ll still have time for any last-minute tweaks.

Dress For The Season 

Ultimate Girly Breaks at House of Daniel Thwaites Hotels

House of Daniel Thwaites Hotels interior

There is nothing better than a get together with girlfriends especially if you add a night away in a beautiful hotel with a fabulous spa.  Even if you are looking for a cosy girly night in, this can still be done with the House of Daniel Thwaites Hotel’s girls’ weekend packages.

Whether you want to combine the break with some great shopping in Portsmouth, Leeds and Bristol or wonderful walks in the Lake District these stunning four-star hotels offer a haven of tranquillity for some girly fun.

19 Hair and Beauty Resolutions for 2019

Woman making her Hair and Beauty Resolutions for 2019

Avoiding ponytails and mascara on lower lashes are two of the hair and beauty pledges stylish Brits should make for 2019, according to experts. Researchers from online retailer Hairtrade.com have revealed 19 New Year’s resolutions to help beauty conscious Brits up their game over the next twelve months.

Their guidelines to adopt also include applying foundation before concealer to avoid dilution over trouble spots, getting suitably smart at meal times and taking a range of extra precautions for holiday hair.

A spokesman for Hairtrade.com said: “January 2019 can be a fresh start for hair and beauty regimes.

The ready-made Insta-worthy Confetti Bar

The ready-made Insta-worthy Confetti Bar

Your wedding day is the best day of your life, and in the age of Instagram, making sure every little detail is just right and exactly how you imagined helps to make your day perfect. As a little helping hand, Shropshire Petals have just launched their new Confetti Bar package, the ideal ready-made confetti bundle for you to create a beautiful, Insta-worthy confetti bar.

Confetti Bars are a popular choice for 2019 as they create a focal point for your guests, which get them fully involved with your confetti moment. The Confetti Bar is ideal to place inside or outside your venue ready for guests to create their own confetti cocktail, ready to shower you with to celebrate your newly married status.

Get £100 discount on eternity rings from James Veale

James Veale wedding jewellery – a bracelet

The Virtue collection by Veale Fine Jewellery showcases gems united by a magnificent force that keeps them forever connected, a truly special selection exuding elegance. These sparklers are the perfect pieces for any bride-to-be, to those looking to indulge in diamonds or surprise someone they love with a carat creation – the Virtue collection is luxury without the label.

We caught up with designer James Veale to find out the hottest trends in wedding jewellery for 2019…

What are the emerging trends for 2019?

Making the most of your wedding setting

Making the most of your wedding setting

The setting for your weddings is arguably one of the most important elements of the big day. As well as being immortalised in wedding photography, a stunning backdrop will set the mood and provide context to the story of your special day. 

Whether you’re opting for country opulence, urban chic or a mixture of both, it’s important that the backdrop reflects the story your telling while accentuating key elements and representing you as a couple. So how do you inject your own style into proceedings and what can you do to make the most of that all important wedding venue?

Chose a statement backdrop

Dremel’s top tips to personalise a wedding

Dremel’s top tips to personalise a wedding

Weddings are a joyous occasion to celebrate the love between two people and what better way to commemorate this than adding personalised features to the day itself and make your wedding stand out from the rest.  

Whether it’s table decorations, wedding favours or gifts for your bridal party, Dremel offers a variety of tools to help put your own stamp onto items for the big day. Here are some of Dremel’s top suggestions to help make your special day even more memorable: 

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Men are popping the question without an engagement ring!

Engagement Ring

Almost a quarter of men have proposed to their partner without getting them an engagement ring.

According to a poll by national jewellers, Beaverbrooks, 24 percent of modern men are asking the most important question of their lives without a traditional diamond ring.

And when it comes to delivering the ‘perfect proposal’, it seems many men are missing the mark on the style, size and stone of their partner’s ring.

A third of women polled (29 percent) said it was crucial that their partner knew exactly what ring they wanted for their proposal. Getting the ring size right first time also featured high on the list, with 28 percent stating it was an essential factor.