Keep your Summer Scent Alive this autumn

Keep your Summer Scent Alive this autumn


As autumn approaches, our wardrobes have gone from summer dresses to thick jumpers almost overnight. With colder days and darker nights comes the desire to stay in, and watch TV while the wind is blowing outside. Gone are long, hot summer evenings, taking with them our energy and joie de vivre.

However, you can combat the winter blues and re-live your summer memories with one simple beauty essential – your fragrance. Here, industry leading experts Fragrance & Beauty, explain the key tricks to keeping your summer scent alive during the new season.

Social Media Etiquette (Infographic)

Social Media Etiquette (Infographic)

It’s a modern day problem to an age old traditional day: social media and whether to allow it on your wedding day. With smartphones being ubiquitous in our world today, social media is simply very much part of many people’s daily lives and a wedding day is just another moment to share. 

Many couples have no issue whatsoever with this and might not even contemplate it in the lead up to their wedding while others discuss it and decide on whether to ban it or allow it. It’s not uncommon to attend a wedding to find a sign at the door asking you to refrain from posting photos to social media; of course there’s the opposite also where you’ll see a sign asking you to post to a specific hashtag! 

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake – Moddershall Oaks

From the wedding venue to wedding vows, from the wedding dress to flower arrangements, there are so many opportunities to make your special day unique to you. However, the cake is an opportunity that often gets overlooked. Many people naturally gravitate to the traditional white wedding cake without a moment’s thought, but with less traditional options growing in popularity there’s plenty of creative inspiration out there.

Don’t Lose Your Hat!

Don’t Lose Your Hat!

If you’re attending a wedding this summer and you’re wondering whether or not you should adorn your head with a hat, here are a few reasons why you should say yes to the hat.

1, Hats add a little something extra to your outfit

Whilst you may have found the perfect dress, it is the smaller touches that really complete an outfit. From a clutch bag, to the perfect shoes to the most amboyant hat, the smaller touches can really bring an out t to life, so don’t neglect them.

Choosing the veil for you

Choosing the veil for you


The ultimate bridal accessory still remains the veil and with a vast amount of styles out there it can feel like an overwhelming task when trying to choose the right one! Finding the perfect veil is a bit like finding the perfect dress, you just know when you nd it! To make your job a whole lot easier I’ve compiled my top tips on what to look out for in your hunt for accessorizing your gown to perfection.


End of the White Wedding: Only 1 in 5 couples say I do to tradition

End of the White Wedding: Only 1 in 5 couples say I do to tradition

A study conducted by an online voucher code website has found that 44% of couples do not want to have a traditional ‘white wedding*’ with just 20% wanting one.

In addition only one in three people in England and Wales have a religious ceremony**. So we ask; are we seeing the end of traditional weddings?

Are we seeing an end to the traditional White Wedding in the UK? According to research, just 1 in 5 couples want to have a formal wedding, something that is traditional. In addition 30% of couples would rather get married in a hotel compared to just 9% who would opt for a church service.

Hen Parties in the New Forest

rightmans place new forest living hen parties

Hen parties are one of the most fun parts of organising a wedding. It’s a chance to gather the girls together for a special event to mark the occasion. Many brides and their hens are choosing to bypass the traditional one night out and instead head off for an entire weekend away.

The New Forest is an outstanding area of natural beauty and the ideal spot for a hen weekend. Easily accessed by train or car, but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s got something to suit all tastes.

The 5 quirkiest wedding venues in the UK

The 5 quirkiest wedding venues in the UK

Although traditional weddings with church bells and limousines can be beautiful and romantic, some of us prefer to go down a quirkier route and put on a truly memorable ceremony. If you’re looking to tie the knot in a more personal way, take a look at our pick of the five quirkiest wedding venues in the UK for inspiration.

Cley Windmill Cley-next-the-Sea, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7RP

Wow your wedding guests with amazing catering courtesy of The Barton Grange



“If you’re looking to go ‘all out’ on the catering at your wedding and don’t want to serve a traditional roast dinner, then you’re in luck as we have the inside track on some of the most innovative serving concepts around that will help you create the most memorable wedding day ever.

Plain old serving trays are so last year! 2016 will see food stations and buffet bars come to the fore- don’t expect to have to wait in line at a boring white linen table at the next party you attend.

Planning Your Non-Traditional Wedding

Some people dream about a classic, traditional wedding: a church service, a white dress, a reception in the banquet suite of an expensive hotel, and a school disco atmosphere with one or two too many drinks. Others, however, are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and wish to plan a wedding that will stick in the mind of attendees for its originality. If you see yourself as one of these latter types — very creative, very independent — then here are a few tips and ideas that you may find useful when planning your special day.


Taste Traditional British Hospitality at the Tea Parlour

PARTY planners can now offer their guests a traditional British tea service as part of their celebrations thanks to one of Merseyside’s most unique venues.

The Tea Parlour, Mathew Street, Liverpool, which offers vintage afternoon tea in a traditional British setting, is available for private hire for a whole host of occasions. The Grade II listed venue is offering its facilities and catering to those looking for a venue with a difference for special events, such as hen dos, weddings, birthdays and baby showers.