New Graphic Novel about Romantic Proposal Spots in the UK & Ireland

Everyone has their own way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of the year when love flourishes, hearts fill with romance, and chances are taken – which means it’s prime time for engagement proposals!

The starting point of every marriage, proposals have become steadily more important with some planned to almost military precision. It’s a moment that will be remembered for a lifetime, and many grooms – as well as brides – want it to be as perfect as possible. The options and possibilities now available have made it a well-thought-over process!

Will you pop the question this leap year?

2016 is a leap year which means, you guessed it, ladies all across the world have the opportunity to pop the question to their lucky other halves on February 29th.

And while in today’s society there is nothing out of the norm about a woman proposing, there are still plenty of excited brides-to-be who can’t wait to ask the ultimate question on a leap year.

As with many other time-honoured wedding traditions, the leap year proposal is steeped in history.

Sweet Hollywood bespoke wedding cakes

Sweet Hollywood bespoke wedding cakes

A couple only has one shot at their wedding cake, so it is no surprise that brides are going all out to make sure their cakes are reflecting the latest and greatest in designs.  Vows and Venue’s speak to Sweet Hollywood, a unique bespoke cake company based in London founded by husband and wife duo Pardeep Gill & Renu Kaur Gill.

Sweet Hollywood cater for all occasions, however they have built their impeccable reputation around creating bespoke wedding cakes.  Like Hollywood their cakes are larger than life, with each edible work of art directed by the client and then beautifully crafted by their team of artists.

We sat down with Pardeep and Renu to talk through the wedding cake trends we can expect from 2016:

Scarlett Jewellery 'something blue'

Scarlett Jewellery 'something blue'

Scarlett Jewellery have created a totally unique personalised gift for the bride from her bridesmaids, best friend, or mother of the bride. Every bride knows the traditional rhyme; something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

This simple and elegant 'something blue' wedding keepsake is a thoughtful way to add a touch of magic to her big day. Her 'Something Blue' is a handmade silver tag on a pretty blue ribbon, designed to be discreetly sewn into her wedding dress.

The Final Countdown to The London ExCeL Wedding Show

The Final Countdown to The London ExCeL Wedding Show


The London ExCeL Wedding Show returns this weekend (30-31 January)!  From the unmissable Catwalk Show to big day beauty and style advice from the experts, here are the highlights which make the show the biggest and best in the region….

THE CATWALK - Discover the hottest bridal trends and receive inspiration galore at The Catwalk Show, where the latest collections of bridalwear, groomswear, bridesmaid’s dresses and mother of the bride attire will be showcased three  times a day by David’s Bridal, Polka Fashions, Plush Couture, Hampden Brides  and many more.

Is a night on a Napoleonic private island the most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day?

Is a night on a Napoleonic private island the  most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day?

Is this the most romantic trip ever? Well this Valentine’s Day you could be wooing your other half with one of the most romantic breaks ever – a night on an island.

Put a tick on your bucket list and treat your beloved to a trip that will see you spend the night on a defence fort built to protect England from Napolean III in the the water of The Solent. Choose from Spitbank Fort or No Man’s Fort, both of which lie between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, and enjoy a night of luxury not to be forgotten. During your night on the unique forts guests will receive a bottle of Laurent Perrier to pop, a box of chocolates and of course a red rose.

Love Boxed up - Newby Tea

Love Boxed up - Newby Tea

Love Boxed Up: Newby Teas offers the perfect scented and delicious Valentine’s gifts online From the much-loved luxury tea brand that retails in Harrods, comes an exclusive online offering for love-rich and time-poor suitors

 Newby Teas presents two luxury options for adding romance and a touch of health to your Valentine’s Day this year, both available in Harrods and online at Newby’s e-boutique for busy lovers.

Give the Ultimate Valentine’s Gift – An Intimate Boudoir Portrait

Give the Ultimate Valentine’s Gift – An Intimate Boudoir Portrait

Capture the beauty of your loved one for all time in the luxurious, opulent and romantic style of a bygone era this Valentine’s Day. The indulgent gift of a Boudoir Portrait is set to transform the clichéd Valentine’s Day gifting experience.

The Boudoir Portraits have become sought after as the ultimate, luxury gift experience with a difference, a must-have for both well-heeled women and couple. Since 2014, artist Skye Holland has been capturing clients ‘in boudoir’. With the personally tailored experience of a champagne lunch and portrait-sitting that unearths even the most reluctant Goddess, as they are spectacularly, tastefully and lovingly rendered in ink and paper.

9 Most Unique Places to Get Married

Under the sea wedding just one of 9 Most Unique Places to Get Married

Leading Stag and Hen Party organisers Chillisauce reveal the world’s most unique wedding destinations for 2016...

Under The Sea: It is now possible to get married under the sea and several couples in Thailand  are expected to tie the knot in an annual ceremony which sees divers enjoying a parade through the streets of Trang and engaging in traditional Thai celebrations on the beach before literally taking the plunge to complete the wedding formalities underwater.

UK mini-moons

UK mini-moons

The popularity of luxury mini-moons is set to increase as couples treat themselves to a short break after their wedding day in order to enjoy their honeymoon at a later date. Mini-moons are great for couples who want to save up for a special trip or want to go away at a time of year that doesn’t coincide with their big day.

When there are as many beautiful hotels as there are in the UK, why bother going abroad now when you can save yourself the hassle of getting a train or flight abroad? Simply relax at your UK destination and enjoy your first few days of married life in complete bliss and contentment as you are waited on hand and foot or in your own private getaway.