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Knightor Winery has crafted a new product designed to tap into the growing demand for canned spirits, wines and cocktails. The company, renowned for its collection of fine wines and range of vermouths, is aiming to inspire a new audience with the new canned Aprèz rosé spritz.
To shop, visit www.knightor.com and check out our new issue packed full of ideas which is available to download now for FREE!
The Peak Edge Hotel was the destination for this styled shoot which celebrates the importance of a bride and her besties. Photographed by www.amywoodhamphotography.com and styled by www.knottedinlove.co.uk these images taken in the fabulous www.peakedgehotel.co.uk have the perfect balance of rural retreat and modern chic. The latest issue is available now. Read Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine for free!
Emily describes meeting Samuel as love at first sight. “He's such a caring individual who always thinks of me before himself,” she says. Samuel proposed while away on holiday in Cancun, Mexico, just six months later – as he says, “When you know, you know!”
They say lightening never strikes twice, but the pair experienced love at first sight again, this time with their venue, Merrydale Manor. “We loved the rural location, the size of it and the venue staff who were so attentive. The interior was modern, yet classic with a twist of everything we were looking for. We knew as soon as we viewed it that it was the one,” Emily explains.
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
Rebeca and Gary have known each other since childhood. They went to the same schools and were even part of the same friendship groups and growing up their parents' houses were only one street apart.
Gary proposed the day before Valentine's Day while the couple were on holiday travelling around New Zealand. He chose the most romantic of spots on a hillside overlooking Lake Taupo at sunset, one of their favourite places.
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Louisa and Jonny hit it off right away. “Jonny would regularly come to the local social club where I worked, and we would just chat,” says the bride. “We really liked each other and exchanged numbers. After a few weeks of texting and calls, Jonny asked me out on a date, and that's where it all started. He always said he would catch me off guard and propose when I least expected it. In December 2017, we had booked to take our two children to Disneyland Paris. As the date was getting closer, I thought that this was his opportunity to do it, as he knows how much I love Disney and it would have been absolutely perfect, but to my surprise he didn't propose. On Christmas Day, a few days after our Disneyland trip, we were opening our presents when Jonny got up and pulled a box out of the tree. Jonny is a bit of a joker, so I honestly didn't expect the box to be an engagement ring until he got down on one knee, opened the box and asked me to marry him. I was still in my pyjamas, but Jonny definitely kept his promise by catching me off guard, and it was perfect.”
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yoursouthwales.wedding/free-download
More and more couples from across the South West are choosing to tie the knot in the evening, moving away from the more traditional early afternoon nuptials. The Twilight Wedding, as it has become known, is now growing in popularity at venues such as Cadbury House in Congresbury, which has been working hard to ensure it can cater for this increase in dusk ceremonies.
Matilda Burgess, wedding coordinator at Cadbury House says, “There's been a steady increase in this new phenomenon over the past 12 months and it's certainly something we can see continuing to grow in popularity. Cadbury House faces west and is renowned for its stunning views and contemporary boutique style, so opting to say 'I do' with the sun setting in the distance makes for a spectacular occasion.”
Check out www.cadburyhotelbristol.co.uk/weddings
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Here at Your Sussex Wedding, we've been obsessed with the idea of giving succulents as wedding favours for a while now, so when we heard about The Little Botanical's plans, we did a little jump for joy! This summer, the Sussex- based business is adding a special touch to its beautiful range of succulents with a new personalisation service. The plants on offer combine horticultural expertise with a passion for design and interiors and now you can add a bespoke message to their super-cute ceramic-dipped pots for wedding favours or thank- you gifts your guests will adore.
The Little Botanical was launched by husband-and-wife team Greg and Morag, who are fourth-generation plant growers based on the south coast. Your chosen plants are delivered straight to your door and are pre-styled in perfectly fitting beautiful pots for effortless, green-filled gifting.
The personalisation service is available now on selected ranges exclusively at www.thelittlebotanical.co.uk and priced at £6 for up to 16 characters.
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Daimon Barber has announced the opening of its new flagship hair retreat located in Old Town Stratford-Upon-Avon. The Daimon Barber Hair Retreat is a three-story townhouse transformed into a charming four-seater Barber Cutting Studio celebrating creative cutting and styling. The dedicated two-seater Blow-Dry Salon is paired with a luxury beauty and grooming retail space, a retreat room for drinks and conversations and a tranquil garden to rest and relax.
Louis Hayes-Davies, the owner, tells us: “We're delighted to share the next stage in our brand's journey, a dedicated space where Daimon Barber can take care of all grooming and styling needs effortlessly.”
Check out www.daimonbarber.com for more information.
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Wotton House Country Estate near Dorking has been named the winner of the coveted Best Wedding Venue in Surrey by Muddy Stilettos, and it's not hard to see why. The venue boasts Grade II listed gardens designed in the 16th century by John Evelyn, the famous diarist and horticulturalist. Couples can exchange vows in the 13 acres of gardens, which include Roman-style temples and formal gardens with fountains, or in the stunning chapel-style Library, with its Gothic vaulted ceilings and pillars. The hotel has several luxurious bedrooms and junior suites, a restaurant and bar, as well as an on-site pool and leisure facilities for guests.
The venue is holding a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 6th November, 2022. To secure your place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're looking to get married in Spring 2023, the team are also offering more than 12 per cent off their wedding package, which includes ceremony room hire.
Discover more at www.wottonhouse.co.uk/wedding-venue
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Allure Venue Styling, an event styling company in Cumbria, is collaborating with a new business called The Creative Cup. This creative café provides a variety of workshops for the community, and Allure Venue Styling will soon be providing wedding workshops to help couples plan their special days.
Dai Watson, the owner, said: “I have had a lot happen since the relaunch of the business in October last year. The company has suddenly exploded, and I've gone from working out of my own home to having a dedicated office and enough work that I've reluctantly had to turn events down. The new premises in Cleator Moor, from which Allure Venue Styling and The Creative Cup will be based, gives me the opportunity to run bridal workshops and small hen parties. This is still very much in its infancy, with the hope to open in September this year and for the bridal workshops to begin shortly afterwards. These workshops will cover everything from how to budget for your wedding, plan your day and how to create DIY décor.”
To find out more, visit www.allurevenuestyling.co.uk and www.thecreativecupcumbria.org
Read more local news in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download
Love this look? Meet the make-up arist!
“I’ve always had a passion for make-up and gained my qualifications over 15 years ago,” says Sarah Buttery. “After having children, I decided it was time for a change, and to follow my love of make-up professionally. I studied bridal make-up and immediately knew this was an area I wanted to focus on. I pride myself on being able to chat with you in depth beforehand to get a really clear idea about the look you’re after. The outcome is my favourite bridal make-up style: a polished, ‘enhanced version’ of yourself where you still feel like you, but better!"
Contact https://www.flawless-makeup-co.com for info
Outdoor weddings have been trending for some time now, having been helped along by pandemic restrictions and now the new law surrounding exactly where you can legally say “I do.” While tying the knot al fresco is an undoubtedly worthwhile experience in the end, it doesn't come without its pitfalls and planning difficulties, so we turned to some of the region's experts for answers.
Lindsey Hanson from Thornton Events (www.thorntonevents.com) advises, “Take note of how the weather has been the day before. If it's been raining, the ground may still be wet and muddy. Plus, we may struggle to put some styling items onto the grass if it's not level.”
When it comes to focal points throughout the day, such as decorating the aisle, Lindsey says, "Firstly, you'll need to make sure it's wide enough,” Lindsey says. “Then, look at your surroundings. Some plants may be brightly coloured, so it would be a nice idea to complement them with your wedding colours. Your venue stylist or florist can help you with suggestions. I'd also suggest some lanterns as candles are usually pointless outside. It's a good plan to have an usher to seat guests, ensuring your beautiful decorations don't get disturbed and the aisle is kept looking perfect for your arrival.”
For more venue styling inspiration for outdoor weddings, read the September/October issue which is out now.
Image credit: Styled by Thornton Events, image by Anna Beth Photos
Head to the September/October issue of An Essex Wedding to win this exclusive Colchester Zoo encounter, which provides you and your loved one with the chance to meet your favourite animal, worth £200!
Visit www.colchester-zoo.com for more info and head to https://www.anessex.wedding/giveaways for how to enter.
Nestled away in the trees above Fulwood Road, Tapton Hall is a historic Grade II listed building, blending history and elegance with modern facilities. Its historic architecture provides a beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Situated at the front of Tapton Hall, the rose garden provides a perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, drinks receptions and garden games.
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Heather and Chris' paths initially crossed through work. Once through a course they both attended and again two years later on the refresher. It was third time lucky though when they encountered each other once more on Guernsey where they were setting up a new retail store for the company they both worked for. During the short time Heather was there, they bantered as they strolled down to the shop, met for food and drinks in the evening and later went clubbing, where Chris treated her to his best dance moves. Heather had to leave the following day, while Chris needed to stay on another four weeks. But during that time they continued to message and call each other. When his time on the island was up Heather picked him up from Bristol airport and they shared their first official date at a Harvester. Chris lived in Somerset, while Heather's home was in Cheltenham so it took time and effort to keep in touch, but a few short weeks later the couple decided to move in together. “That's when our time together truly began, and the rest is history,” Heather says.
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
Charlotte and Ryan met at university and soon became inseparable. “Despite being very different people with many different interests, it just worked,” Charlotte says, “Being at uni could be stressful and Ryan was always there, being a calming influence, which I definitely needed as I was the opposite. He never failed to make me laugh and became, not only my boyfriend, but my best friend.” The couple decided to move in together during their last year of studying and have lived together ever since.
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download
Kathryn and Mike met online in 2015. “Mike was genuine and kind, and he liked that I was intelligent and funny,” says Kathryn. “He proposed on Christmas morning in 2019. We were at home and had come downstairs to open presents with our daughter. They both disappeared upstairs and came back with a small wrapped gift. I opened it and saw a sparkling diamond ring! Mike said: 'well, will you?' and I told him: 'only if you get down on one knee.' He did, and I said yes. Our daughter was ecstatic!”
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/free-download
Marisa and Chris met while working on a cruise ship. “Even though we're both British, we wound up meeting in Texas,” says Marisa. “We quickly became best friends, his sarcastic sense of humour matched mine, and he made me laugh. Our friendship was completely platonic for four years before we fell in love in the summer of 2019. It happened very naturally and was a dream come true because we got on so well and knew everything about each other. Our story was very much like a movie where the partner of my dreams turned out to be my best friend all along!”
The couple didn't have a traditional proposal. “We decided to get married, because life is so precious, and after the pandemic, I think more and more people realised this and so we thought why waste time?” shares the bride. “Like a typical man, Chris didn't mind when or where we got married. Painshill start hosting weddings in June, so we were the first one of the year! Weather in the UK is always unpredictable, so we prayed for sunshine, and we were lucky that our day was very hot!”
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yoursurrey.wedding/free-download
Wendy and Andy met at a tribute night. “I had a run of personal losses, including my best friend, partner and dad,” says Wendy. “I had left nursing and wanted to focus on taking over my own bridal shop when I went on a Blondie tribute night. It turned out Andy and I had mutual friends and we hit it off immediately. He was so understanding and compassionate, and I have never felt more cherished. After only a matter of weeks, he never went home. When you know, you know!”
Andy popped the question during a surprise weekend away. “We went to Manchester for the night and then got the train to York the following day,” shares the bride. “My mum had been admitted to a home with her rapidly developing Alzheimer's, and so once Andy proposed, we booked our wedding within six months to try and ensure she could make it and still know who we were.”
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download
Spring wedding? "This season is the most wonderful time for natural, meadow flowers,” says Helen Mawson from Newcastle's Bels Flowers. “Delicate flowers such as muscari, sweet peas and miniature tet- a-tet are available, which are heavenly scented to give a gorgeous atmosphere to your day."