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Museum of London Docklands licensed for weddings and civil partnerships for the first time

Museum of London Docklands licensed for weddings

The award-winning Museum of London Docklands, located on the banks of the River Thames in Canary Wharf, has announced that the venue is now licensed to host weddings and civil partnerships.

2019 will see the converted Georgian sugar warehouse host wedding ceremonies for the first time in its 200 year history and means that couples are able to set both their ceremony and reception to the striking backdrop of Canary Wharf’s only Grade I listed building.

Get together for an a-maze-ing hen or stag do outing!

Crystal maze hen or stag do

Whether you have been nominated to arrange the ultimate hen or stag do for someone that’s about to tie the knot or, if you’re planning your own final day of freedom, have you considered The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience?

Forget cheesy spa days, boozy nights and endless discussions about where to go, and try something a little different by taking on the hilariously funny, interactive experience based on the popular 90s TV show.

Based in Manchester and London*, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is the ideal spot for a bride or groom-to-be to bring seven of their closest friends and family together for a nostalgic, bonding trip down memory lane. 

The Brewery - Large weddings

The Brewery - Large weddings

Every wedding is unique, but one factor which often informs the rest of the planning is the size of your big day. For some, an intimate ceremony for close family and friends is ideal, but if you’re looking to stretch the guestlist, then only a large wedding will do! Here at The Brewery, we often host weddings for large numbers and as such, have collated a list of essentials for brides looking for a more lavish affair.

Size and Location

Five Spectacular Ways To Say I DO In Las Vegas

Las Vegas

With approximately 80,000 marriage licenses issued annually, it’s no wonder Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities to get hitched. Whether couples are looking for a traditional wedding ceremony or something more alternative, Vegas offers couples nuptials like no other! With world-class restaurants, incredible entertainment options and some of the best attractions, there is something for every couple to enjoy alongside their wedding celebrations in the ‘entertainment capital of the world.’

Looking for a stress-free way to plan your perfect wedding? Look no further than Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

Couple at Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa is inviting those who are looking to turn their dream big day into reality to register for its Wedding Fayre, taking place on Sunday 24th February between 11am and 3pm in the Bradgate & Grove Suite at the hotel and spa in Hinckley.

The exclusive event will provide inspiration and ideas for brides and grooms, as well as making the whole process of planning a wedding as stress-free as possible. Sketchley Grange has teamed up with organiser, Whoop Events East Limited, to hand-pick over 60 expert wedding suppliers to exhibit at the event, including wedding attire specialists, venue dressers, florists and videographers.

Tapenade shares wedding predictions and trends for 2019

Tapenade Table Setting

For those celebrating a festive engagement, trends and predictions for the coming year will be a welcome part of the exciting plans taking form. Multi-award-winning specialist caterer Tapenade shares thoughts for creating the ideal wedding in 2019. 

Executive head chef of Tapenade, John Hearn, offers his top five predicted trends for the year ahead of wedding planning. With 20+ years’ experience in the event catering industry, John’s advice is sure to give couples looking to tie the knot that expert assurance to make their big day a success. 

Creative canapés

Intimate ceremonies at The Bridge Prestbury: review

The Bridge Prestbury

If you’re planning a smaller ceremony or vow renewal, this quaint Cheshire venue is a great choice. Victoria Galligan visited The Bridge Prestbury and found the 16th-century venue may have changed over the years, but its tradition of offering excellent service and quality ingredients is far from outdated…

Couples planning an intimate ceremony with a carefully selected guest list will love The Bridge in Prestbury. Situated in the centre of the charmingly antiquated village which is renowned for its famous inhabitants, you can expect to see the likes of sporting favourites Andrew Flintoff or Wayne Rooney running their weekend errands in this delightful part of the country.

Cheshire wedding venue The Courthouse, Knutsford: review

The Courthouse wedding venue in Knusford, Cheshire - restaurant

All rise for the Courthouse – a converted public building in Knutsford which is as unique as it is charming. Our editor Victoria Galligan stayed at the wedding venue and did not feel “guilty” about indulging in a four-course feast. Read her review here…

It’s hard to believe when sitting in the restaurant at The Courthouse that as recently as 2010, the judge was banging the gavel and the defendants were being grilled in the dock. The court lay empty until Flat Cap Hotels restored it and it was relaunched as a venue in summer 2017. Thanks to a sensitively planned refurb, the original fixtures and fittings you’d expect to see in a courtroom are still there and give you the feeling you’re right in the middle of a courtroom drama.

Georgian elegance meets contemporary cool at Treseren

Bride at Treseren

Early 2019 will see the introduction of Treseren, a magical ‘homestead under the stars’. Located in Poldark country, just 10 minutes from the spectacular north Cornish coast, Treseren sits in a secluded position in the midst of Trewithen countryside.

A brand new and beautifully elegant venue for intimate weddings, it sprawls across two-and-a-half acres of greenery, with winding paths leading to secret flower-filled gardens, south facing terraces and lawns with endless opportunities for relaxation and play.

Vicars Cross Golf Club - A Special Wedding Venue

Vicars Cross Golf Club - A Special Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and we would be delighted to help make it perfect for you at Vicars Cross Golf Club.   Our experienced staff will ensure that your wedding day is one to remember by helping you to plan every aspect of your day.    Our clubhouse and grounds provide an ideal location for your function and provides a perfect backdrop for those wedding photographs.  The Golf Club is set in the Cheshire countryside close to the city centre of historic Chester.  

St Mary’s Heritage Centre

White roses at St Mary’s Heritage Centre

St Mary’s Heritage Centre is a unique and increasingly popular wedding reception venue in the North East.  A grade 1 listed former medieval church, refurbished in 2008, the building has its original stonework and pillars, blended with modern improvements.  The venue offers a grand, light and unique wedding reception space with plenty of character.

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.

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.

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.