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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.

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: 

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.

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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Perfect Skin - The Wedding Countdown

Perfect Skin - The Wedding Countdown

Calling all brides, bridesmaids and members of the bridal party; if you’re counting down to the big day now is the time to get your skin in tip-top condition!  Forget about the dress, looking great starts with beautiful skin. A glowing complexion will give you confidence and ensures  you look your best on the day, as well as the hundreds of wedding pictures that follow… 

Read my tips below to improve your skin in just six weeks. 

Six weeks before the big day:

Ten Reasons to have a Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding

Summer weddings often take centre stage offering long evenings and clear skies, however there are a number of reasons why you should consider having a winter wedding and luxury hotel Stapleford Park in Leicestershire has created the top ten reasons why. Brides and grooms can create a magical day and celebrate in seasonal style. 

1. Your wedding will be unique

Winter brings with it a large versatility of décor ideas to suit any brides’ desires from magical and Christmassy to warm and cosy designs which will leave everyone remembering your wedding as being truly unique.

2. You won’t break the bank

Goldsmiths reveals the most awkward etiquette issues

Goldsmiths reveals the most awkward etiquette issues

A wedding - one of life’s happiest occasions - for both the happy couple and the guests attending. Or is it? A new survey by leading high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has revealed some of the most awkward etiquette issues when it comes to planning, and attending, the big day.

With more than a third (39%) of those questioned being outraged at the thought of being invited to a hen/stag do abroad when the wedding is also overseas, 75% wanting to pick out their own engagement ring, and almost a fifth of singletons being disappointed if they don’t get a ‘plus one’ to the wedding -

Goldsmiths get to the bottom of the perfect engagement and wedding etiquette to create a conflict-free day!  

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Top Tips to Harness your Qi and Enjoy a Stress-Free Wedding

Top Tips to Harness your Qi and Enjoy a Stress-Free Wedding

Getting married at any time of the year can be stressful, but winter weddings that coincide with Christmas can come with added stress for the couple getting married.

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s no secret that Christmas is a busy time for everyone, add a wedding in to the mix of Christmas shopping, present-purchasing pressure and mounting costs can make December a tense time of year.

However, festive decorations, a chance of snow, and the general rip-roaring excitement for the most wonderful time of the year adds an unmatched level of excitement to proceedings and December can be the prettiest, most romantic month of the year to get wed.

Lancashire Wedding Stationer has Designs on Top Awards

Lancashire Wedding Stationer has Designs on Top Awards

First impressions count, as every bride knows.  The first date, the first kiss, and the first sight of “the” dress.  The first reveal to most guests of an impending wedding is the invitation; that sumptuous, thick envelope through the door vitally setting the tone for the whole special day.

Lancashire-based Jess Dick, founder of “Jeccabox” online stationery design, quickly realised that many couples wanted a bespoke service which really reflected their personalities, above what was usually on offer.  Marrying her design qualifications with a personalised focus on the bride and groom, her love of creating the perfect match has seen her stunning work make a real impression on the awards scene.

Forget Everything You Know About Teeth Straightening

Woman using Teeth Straightening kit on bed

Revamp your beauty and grooming regime by unlocking the secret to professional orthodontics at HOME at the click of a button

It’s no secret that the beauty industry in the UK is a booming business. In what has been dubbed the era of “selfie mania”, more and more people of all ages are seeking non-invasive ways to look and feel younger, fitter and happier.

With the secret to Keira Knightly, Zac Efron, Margo Robbie and Justin Bieber’s winning smiles lying in discreet aligners, it’s not surprising the oral cosmetic industry is catching on and rapidly evolving to respond to people’s increasing demands for “made for me” products and multi-functional, AI-enabled innovations. After all, it’s not just your eyes that are the gateway to your soul.

Bookings now open for luxury Herefordshire wedding venue

luxury Herefordshire wedding venue - Crumplebury

With the build progressing apace, bookings are now available at Crumplebury – an exclusive, luxury wedding venue in rural Herefordshire, developed by the husband and wife duo behind the award-winning Green Cow Kitchens restaurant.

Crumplebury is a £2.5million project that’s set to be completed by October 2019; providing the perfect opportunity for those looking to engage in autumnal and winter wedding celebrations in an exquisite and exclusive venue.

Wedding Wisdom: Predictions for 2019

Pink wedding flowers

Bethan Davies, Senior Executive of Special Occasions at Celtic Manor Resort, shares her insight on what’s set to be hot in the wedding market for 2019

As a special occasions planner at the Celtic Manor Resort, one of the UK’s leading wedding venues, it’s a privilege to be involved in making a couple’s big day extra special and it’s always exciting to see how wedding trends emerge and evolve.

This year pop-up ‘pimp your prosecco’ bars and flower walls have made regular appearances, however, in 2019 this is all set to change. Here are our predictions for top trends for the year ahead…

Eco-weddings

Have an Enchanted Wedding Sarah Zhuang’s Enchanted Pearl Collection

Sarah Zhuang Enchanted Pearl Collection

Sarah Zhuang’s beautifully made and versatile Enchanted Pearl collection is the ultimate addition to a contemporary bridal look on your big day.  

The collection sparkles with scores of diamonds and lustrous Akoya pearls in 18ct white gold, with elegant, comfortable designs that are perfect for blushing brides. Choose from ear jackets, earl pendants, interchangeable rings, stud earrings and cocktail rings. The statement chandelier earrings can be worn in four different ways so you can mix and match your look; and the matching necklace can be easily altered to be styled with different necklines. 

Introducing Sweet Heart Cart and Events! 

Sweet Heart Cart

Sweet Heart Cart Hire is a small family run business based in Bromley, Kent offering our services in London, the South East and the surrounding areas. Our bespoke Sweet Cart has proved to be very popular at weddings, christenings, children’s parties and many other celebration events. 

We offer our charming Sweet Cart as an exciting addition to your special celebration. We provide beautiful glassware and decor, and are able to customise and colour co-ordinate the sweets according to your own individual theme.

Depending on the event, the choice is yours as to what package would suit you. You can choose from the following: 

Cart Only Package £100 (delivery and setup and candy bags and scoops) 

Solent Hotel and Spa wins Best Venue award at the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards

Solent Hotel and Spa LOVE decor

The Solent Hotel and Spa is delighted to announce it has won ‘Best Wedding Venue’ at the Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2018. 

The awards recognise those companies throughout Hampshire that have led from the front when it comes to categories such as customer service, product or service offering and generally going over and above as standard for weddings. 

The hotel, located between Portsmouth and Southampton, has hosted many happy couples on their big day over the past 30 years and is constantly evolving its wedding packages to ensure it exceeds the expectations of every bride and groom.