Kat Shares Her Wedding Weight Loss Story

Kat Sharing Her Wedding Weight Loss Story

Are you looking to lose weight for your big day but need some inspiration? Kat Burrows speaks to Vows & Venues about her amazing 9st wedding weight loss!


“My 30th birthday was approaching, and this occasion meant I finally had a lightbulb moment of ‘enough is enough’. Everything in my life had fallen into place except my weight, and it was time I did something about it. 

The perfect wedding present - Mermaid Pink Gin

Mermaid Pink Gin

If you’re looking for the perfect present for an upcoming wedding (or you’re just a massive gin obsessive yourself) then look no further than the gorgeous, award-winning Mermaid Pink Gin! 

Mermaid Pink Gin has been carefully hand-crafted by the Isle of Wight Distillery and is a gloriously smooth gin with hints of strawberry that goes perfectly with an aromatic tonic or a ginger ale. It is made with locally foraged rock samphire, lemon zest and grains of paradise. It's also sugar-free!

The gin is presented in a stunning, eco-friendly bottle that is covered in pink mermaid scales. It features plastic free packaging, as the Isle of Wight Distillery supports marine conservation - so it's tasty and good for the environment!  

How To Choose The Right Wedding Gift

Wedding Gift - bread board

Working out how much to spend and then picking the right wedding gift can be a serious headache. Fortunately, we have the team from Love Unique Home on hand to offer advice on the best wedding gifts.
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You don’t have to stick to a specific list they have created if you have something in mind, but these lists have been made directly by the couple and are highlighting items they would love to proceed. Remember, you can find something on the wedding gift list and get a slight variant on the product or get a personalised version.
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Lancashire Hotel Celebrates ‘Renaissance’ Year with Wedding Giveaway

Royal Kings Arms wedding giveaway

For many couples, 2020 is set to be an exciting year- and one especially lucky pair will have even more reason to celebrate, as a heritage Lancaster business is offering a free dream wedding.
Christmas, New Year and Valentines Day are traditionally the most popular time for proposals, and with 2020 marking a whole new decade, romance watchers say this spring will herald the most engagements since the millennium.  January saw same sex marriage become legal across the whole of the UK for the first time, so more couples than ever have the opportunity to say “I do”.

WIN an Afternoon spa day and dinner at ye Olde Bell

The spa at Ye Olde Bell Hotel

Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Spa, conveniently located in a quiet village on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is the perfect spot a little pre-wedding pamper. 

And now the award-winning country hotel and spa is offering Vows and Venue readers thechance to win an afternoon of pampering in their beautiful spa followed by a sumptuous three course dinner in their AA Rosette restaurant. 

The biggest engagement ring trends for 2020, according to Hollywood

Aqua coloured engagement ring

This past year, some of the biggest celebrities in the world got engaged, including Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson, and with any proposal comes the hotly-anticipated reveal of their engagement ring. 

And with 2020 marking the start of a new decade, while also being a leap year - traditionally giving couples the chance to pop the question on 29th February - metals specialist metals4u has teamed up with jewellery experts to predict the biggest ring trends expected to emerge during the next 12 months and beyond.

Coloured stones 
Celebrity inspiration: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett

Instagram Worthy Engagement Ring Styles

Instagram Worthy Engagement Ring Styles

As we enter into a new leap year, 2020 is expected to see many proposals. Whether its the woman proposing to the man, man to the woman, or same-sex partners popping the big question, this is a special occasion for many couples. 

As couples get engaged, millions will flock to Instagram to share their new shiny rock with the world. If you are looking to pop the question, jewellers William May have undertaken research to reveal the 5 most instagram worthy engagement ring trends right now! 

Top tips on joining your finances

Young couple thinking about joining your finances

Sharing your life with someone is a big step, but sharing your finances is potentially even bigger. While it’s easy to fall head over heels into a relationship, it’s very important to keep a level head when it comes to joining your finances together. Our research found that 67% of those in a couple now have a joint bank account, and quickly adapt to sharing finances and swapping personal details without a second though.  But if you’re going to do this, it’s crucial to make sure you’re on the same page from the start.

Newlyweds win dream winter wedding!

Newlyweds celebrating winning dream winter wedding!

Soon to be newlyweds win dream winter wedding at luxury New Forest venue following nationwide competition
 A couple from Waterlooville are celebrating winning a dream winter wedding in a national competition – having secured the backing of thousands in a public vote.
To celebrate its 1,000th wedding, Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa, a 4-star New Forest wedding venue, launched the nationwide competition to give away a free winter wedding to one lucky couple.
Having whittled down dozens of hopeful entries into a top 10, the hotel presented them to the public – allowing them to determine the worthiest winner once they’d had a chance to read the individual stories of the finalists.

Knowing your legal rights on your wedding day

Couple on their wedding day dully aware of their legal rights

Months of time and stressful planning goes into preparing for a wedding day, but even with strict attention to detail, things can still unfortunately go wrong.

To ensure you receive the right amount of compensation if things don’t go to plan, The University of Law, the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training has put together a guide to your legal rights on your wedding day.

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Alison Jaffa's 2020 Wedding Trend Predictions

Blushing Bride Box - Wedding Trend Predictions

Another year has already begun and everyone in the bridal industry is excited for what the 2020 wedding season has to come.  Weddings are becoming much less traditional with more couples choosing their own personal wedding journey. 2020 wedding trends will include; 3-day events, second wedding dresses, eco-friendly wedding, having pets as members of the bridal party and an increase in American trends like rehearsal dinners. There are so many exciting changes happening in wedding trends this year.

Planning a Bridal Shower (Infographic)

Planning a Bridal Shower (Infographic)

Since the wedding season is in full bloom, some pre wedding rituals are mandatory for our lovely bride to be. Doing something she will always remember requires a lot of planning.  The most ideal surprise for the bride would be to plan a perfect Bridal shower that would be a once in a lifetime moment for her. Not only would she collect beautiful memories of her loved ones but also lots of love and blessings from her entire family and friends.
Hosting a Bridal Shower is not an easy task.  You must ensure that each and every thing is up to date. From choosing date, time and venue for the bridal shower to thinking about the theme and the food, each and everything would involve a lot of responsibilities and proper decision making. 

Top 5 Hen Party Ideas For 2020

Hen party ideas - spa break

As we toasted in 2020 - we welcomed in a new exciting year, some of you may be newly engaged whilst others enter the year that you’ve been waiting for…the year you get married!
Whilst it’s exciting looking forward to the wedding planning and organization that is in store, there’s one part that is totally acceptable to hand over to your girl squad…. yes, you guessed it the hen party, so here are a few ideas to pass onto your bridesmaids our top 5 hen party ideas for 2020:
1.    Make it immersive

Wedding beauty trends for 2020 brides

Dr Qureshi on Wedding beauty trends for 2020 brides

From puppet facelifts to non invasive jawline snatching – one London cosmetic doctor has revealed three 2020 beauty trends that are helping brides look and feel sensational for their upcoming nuptials.
According to Dr Awais Qureshi, owner of Elixir Cosmetics based in North London, 2020 is set to be the year Brit brides ditch surgery in favour of quicker treatments designed to lift, plump and smooth skin ahead of the big day.
According to the skin rejuvenation expert the focus of brides to be has moved to pleasant ‘lunchtime’ treatments with little to no downtime, to complement the increasingly busy lives of the women getting hitched.