Most engaged couples opt to do a registry to make it easier for guests to buy them wedding gifts, but usually they consist of cliché products like a toaster oven or mixer. A wedding gift should be practical, but also celebrate the newlywed couple and their special day. Toast’s wedding pint glass cuffsoffer the perfect balance of both everyday use and personalization. The wedding cuffs are a luxurious update to classic koozies that not only look and feel amazing, but also keeps fingers toasty while Bloody Marys stay chilled and mulled cider stays hot.
Food and Drink
Start as you mean to go on and toast at your wedding with a quintessentially English wine from Bolney Wine Estate. With more brides opting for classic country barns and historical castles to hold their special day in, pairing the day with an award-winning wine from England suits better than any other.
There’s a wine to fit every bride too – opt for a Bolney sparkling rosé to add a hue of blush to a wedding theme. Alternative brides can surprise guests and choose a bottle of sparkling red wine, a delicious and rich fizzy flavour.
Dingle Original Gin and Dingle Distillery Vodka, the Irish artisan craft spirits, produced in The Dingle Distillery, County Kerry, Ireland both launched earlier this year in the UK, and they've proven to be the key ingredient in some delectable cocktails!
They include some gin and vodka sharing cocktails, some twists on the classics and some slightly more unique options! Equally all could work for a hen party, and the slimline version is ideal for the bride to be who's watching her figure!
The Dingle Mo-gin-to
Freixenet are keeping wedding toasts cool this summer with their new ICE Rosé. The most recent addition to the Freixnet family, ICE Rosé has been uniquely designed to be poured over chunks of ice, with a purposely richer flavor to balance the chill.
Coming in a glossy white and pink bottle, the fizz would be a striking centre piece for any wedding. The perfect accompaniment to salads, duck dishes and fruity puddings, ICE Rosé can be the choice of refreshment for mains and deserts.
Frida Harju, In-House Nutritionist at food and health app Lifesum (www.lifesum.com), comments:
Asparagus - Asparagus and other leafy greens, such as celery and artichokes possess dieurtetic properties, which work to reduce bloating. Additionally, the high amounts of fibre found in asparagus will leave you feeling fuller for longer, preventing you from reaching for that late-afternoon snack, all of which make it a great food to eat before your wedding day.
Unknown to many people, the food you eat can have a dramatic effect on your skin, with some foods being key to achieving that healthy glow. Frida Harju, in-house nutritionist at leading health app, Lifesum- (www.lifesum.com) shares the 8 foods you should eat if you want glowing skin in time for your big day.
Whether you’re looking to win over your wedding guests with fabulous favours or to build a truly British bar, then look no further than the selection from Dunnet Bay Distillers. The UK’s most northerly mainland distillery offers two lovingly hand-crafted spirits, Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, both unique in flavour and also available in a favour-friendly miniature format.
Set up by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, in 2014, Dunnet Bay Distillery is located in the wilderness of the far north of Scotland. The couple are passionate about handcrafting spirits that celebrate the heritage and provenance of Caithness and pride themselves on using local hand-foraged botanicals.
Made in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco region in Northern Italy, Mionetto is Italy’s favourite sparkling wine. This well-structured sparkling Prosecco stands out for its luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, whilst the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of honey, black liquorice, and acacia blossom.
BY CESAR & NADIA RODEN
Poptails is a new, glamorous collection of fun alcoholic ice-lollies from Cesar and Nadia Roden. Combining the magic and romance of cocktails with a refreshingly creative spin, these delicious poptails are elegant, luxurious, sophisticated and playful. There’s something a little mischievous about turning childhood treats into a strictly adult culinary experience, and this is what Poptails does best.
With wedding season in full swing, finding the perfect gift can sometimes prove challenging. With this in mind M&S has found the solution to every gifting occasion with a selection of fine wines that will continue to be appreciated long after the wrapping paper has fallen away.
For an original and thoughtful gift, consider Marks and Spencer’s en primeur range: fine wines sourced from Bordeaux, selected on quality and value, bought before they were bottled and designed to be kept to age.
Alexis Dove, award winning jewellery designer maker, celebrates over ten years in business with a collection of unique and exquisitely created pieces that are peppered with unusual stones chosen for their story. Thanks to her love of nature and travel – and the influence that has on her jewellery designs - Alexis Dove offers bespoke Fairtrade pieces as unique as you.
Today is World Chocolate Day, the day for chocolate addicts to indulge in their favorite chocolate, whether it may be milk, dark or white. Devoted to making every moment special, the chocolate experts, Elizabeth Shaw have a selection of delicious, decadent chocolates that will leave your craving for chocolate completely satisfied.
Chocolate producers since 1881, Elizabeth Shaw are passionate about creating original and irresistible treats to be enjoyed. Elizabeth Shaw has always been dedicated to making chocolates that friends and family can enjoy together, which is why they remain a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and Easter.
1. Rubis Chocolate Wine
This IWSC award winning wine is a blend of Spanish fortified red wine infused with luxurious chocolate flavours. By using the best Tempranillo grapes from the centre of Spain combined with premium dark chocolate, Rubis have created a rich fruity wine with a velvety chocolate finish (in other words Chocolate + Wine = Win-Win). Notes of rich cherry and red fruit enveloped in velvety premium dark chocolate makes Rubis the perfect tipple to be enjoyed at a multitude of special occasions.
Do you love chocolate and want to include it in your wedding? Or, perhaps you are a guest who needs a wedding gift but are looking for something really different?
Hooray! As it’s World Chocolate we have just the thing…
Biscuiteers create wonderful, artistic hand iced chocolates and biscuits for an array of occasions, including engagement presents, wedding gifts and wedding favours.