Facebook pixel

Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites.

These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention County Wedding Magazines when making any enquiries.

Grooms' news, with fashion, grooming and styling tips for the stag

Wedding days are important for grooms too so make sure you look resplendent alongside your beautiful bride! Here you will find style advice to help you achieve your very best look. Don't forget your best man and page boys who all contribute to make your Big Day as perfect as can be!

Christmas gift ideas for fashionable men

The phrase "gifts for men" has been searched online by an estimated 96,000 this month alone, and it's easy to understand why. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, and with Christmas swiftly approaching, it's time to start ticking off your shopping list.

With this in mind, we sought the help of T.M.Lewin's James Kearns to bring you a selection of timeless, stylish clothing and accessories that every man will love this Christmas and beyond.

Knitwear – Cashmere jumpers are an absolute must-have in every man's wardrobe. Cashmere is renowned for its luxuriously soft, scratch-free texture and heat-retaining capabilities – as well as being lightweight, comfortable, and impeccably stylish. In these colder seasons, a cashmere jumper is the perfect layering piece for every man's winter wardrobe. What more could you ask for in a gift?

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 1 December 2022

Rathbones Tailor offers wedding suit hire across the UK

Rathbones Tailor is all about sartorial elegance with ease. The team of stylists have curated a selection of off-the-peg suit and waistcoat combinations so you don't have to spend time imaging what each combination might look like. They've paired each suit with a number of waistcoats that will ensure you have people asking who your tailor is.

"The difference between hiring or owning a suit shouldn't be the quality of the suit," says the team at Rathbones Tailor. "Not having to dry clean it or have it take up wardrobe space, sure, but looking anything other than fabulous? Not on our watch. The recommended way to browse the site is to select the type of suit (short jacket or tail coat), filter by suit colour, filter by fit (slim or regular), easily compare the waistcoat options on screen. Rent it, rock it and return it."

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 29 November 2022

Fashion expert reveal the menswear trends you'll see everywhere this winter

As we step into a new season, it can be difficult to know what to wear. James Pryer, menswear expert and head buyer at BoohooMAN, has revealed the must-follow menswear trends for winter 2022.

Analysing the biggest menswear trends from AW22 Fashion Weeks, James and the buying team used their insider knowledge and Google Search data to reveal which staple items are starting to surge right now, as the cold weather starts to set in.

As the weather gets colder, you'll no doubt be on the hunt for a new coat, and shearling reigns supreme this season. Google Trends data shows an incredible 614 per cent rise in searches in the last 12 months, with the term 'men's shearling coat' currently soaring. Earlier this year, Top Gun also brought shearling collard flight jackets back to our screens, suggesting fans have been taking note of the style.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 24 November 2022

Face The Future reveal the top 10 bestselling grooming products of 2022

Online beauty destination, Face The Future has seen more men than ever visit the site in 2022. Here, they reveal the top 10 bestselling grooming products of the year!

Established in 2005, Face the Future began life as an advanced skin clinic offering cutting-edge treatments to those looking to improve and rejuvenate their skin. Boasting extensive knowledge in cosmeceuticals, skincare and aesthetics, the clinic team naturally began recommending aftercare and home care products to our patients. The online shop was created soon after and since then, Face the Future has evolved into a beauty retailer rooted in real expertise.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 22 November 2022

Thayers Natural Remedies’ toner is now available in Britain

Thayers Natural Remedies' toner is now available in Britain. It's known and loved for its skin balancing and hydrating properties, as well as for its natural approach and herbal infusions. Suitable for all skin types, the carefully curated collection of alcohol-free toners and mists have each been made with 98 per cent natural origin ingredients, and they're all certified cruelty free by Peta.

Not only are Thayer's products clinically proven to be non-comedogenic and gentle, but they also provide all-day hydration and maintain the skin's moisture barrier – as well as promising to never dry skin out. Each product has undergone a clinical study by dermatologists, proving that they're effective and non-irritating for most skin types.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 17 November 2022

Check out the new Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series

The new Seiko Presage Craftsmanship Series includes the beautiful Urushi Dial Watch which comes with a limited edition green dial. Inspired by the Kenrokuen Gardens, a vast and beautiful space located in the heart of Kanazawa, Japan, this watch blends history and artistry to create a special design ideal for someone's special day.

The enamel dial was used on Japan's first wristwatch and the high-quality texture captures a feeling of warmth from its soft sheen.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 15 November 2022

Tom Ford Beauty has announced its new Enigmatic Woods Collection

Tom Ford Beauty has announced its new Enigmatic Woods Collection. Made up of three scents, Santal Blush, Bois Marocain and Ébène Fumé, each is designed to celebrate ancient and treasured woods.

Santal Blush is a textured fusion of sandalwood and spices enhanced with luxe ylang ylang and warm cinnamon.

The stimulating Bois Marocain evokes the earthy treasure of Thuya wood and the artisans who sculpt with the mystical material. Known for its molten aroma, the scent uncoils powerfully, facetted with the spicy freshness of pink peppercorn and cedarwood.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 10 November 2022

A subscription to Fender Play is the perfect gift for a guitar-loving groom

Looking for a wedding present for the guitar-loving groom in your life? They're sure to be delighted with a subscription to Fender Play, regardless of being a musical pro or beginner looking to learn. A complete online learning platform for guitar, bass and ukulele, the subscription includes engaging step-by-step tutorials, with personalised learning journeys and hundreds of songs to choose from.

Go on – get them a gift to join the Fender community, where they can watch live lessons and chat with other players. The subscriptions even come with 10% off Fender guitars, amps and gear!

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 8 November 2022

Hop from Barbados to India with the new 24 Days of Rum advent calendar

Hop from Barbados to India and across to Thailand with the 24 Days of Rum advent calendar. Hidden behind the calendar's 24 doorways are 20ml glass bottles of premium rum – the perfect treat for the groom-to-be. To set you up for a month of tantalising tipples, also included in the box are two glasses and a tasting sheet for keeping note of your favourite rums.

You will also have access to the interactive micro-site which provides background on the production processes as well as the rum's country of origin, ABV and age. You can also get involved by rating each rum and taking part in interactive discussions and Q&As.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 3 November 2022

Rotary Watches has partnered with Prostate Cancer UK

Last year, Rotary Watches partnered with Prostate Cancer UK to launch the hugely successful 1IN8 watch, a limited edition timepiece that drew attention to how one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Now, Rotary Watches has introduced the next chapter in its two- year partnership with the men's health charity: the Limited Edition 1IN4 watch.

Designed to raise awareness, the new Limited Edition 1IN4 watch has been launched in collaboration with property expert, writer and TV presenter, Kunle Barker.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 1 November 2022

Luggage and accessories for him and her

London based travel accessories brand, Carl Friedrik has you covered this Christmas with the ultimate travel gifts for all your family, whatever their lifestyle!

For the one who's always traveling to their next destination, Carl Friedrik's luggage collection (£345-£435) is made from a lightweight polycarbonate with silent wheels and numerous functional details for easy access to allow them to move with ease and style. There's also a hand-crafted Vachetta Leather Passport Holder (£109), including convenient card slots for all your essentials.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 27 October 2022

The latest releases from Coggles

Coggles has released its latest products including options from Axel Arigato, Maison Kitsuné X Bill Rebholz and the amazing collaboration between two icons of British style - Barbour International and YMC to result in a modern take on motorcycle wear.

Barbour International X YMC Men's So Not Up Snake Wax Jacket – £600

Axel Arigato Ivy Faux Leather and Wool-Blend Jacket - £300.00

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 25 October 2022

Aviation American Gin is the perfect gift for the groom-to-be

If you're looking for a gin addition to your Christmas bar or a gift for the groom-to-be, then look no further than Aviation American Gin which is co-owned by Hollywood actor and producer Ryan Reynolds. Presented in a retro-style, bevelled bottle it will not only look good but is also the perfect gin for mixing cocktails over the festive period.

Aviation American Gin is distilled in Portland, Oregon, and has helped establish a new style of American gin, softer and sweeter, with juniper in the background and citrus and floral notes in the front - resulting in a well-balanced gin.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 20 October 2022

Daimon Barber is supporting Movember with a fund raising campaign

Since 2003, Movember has helped over 1,250 men's charities specialising in prostate cancer and mental health. This year, Daimon Barber is delighted to support them by fund raising in the following four ways:

Online purchase at www.daimonbarber.com of the Beard and Stubble Softener £28 will generate a £5 donation to the charity.

Each user of Daimon Barber Beard and Stubble Softener who posts their story on Instagram and tags www.instagram.com/daimonbarber will generate a further £1 for the charity.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 18 October 2022

Men’s skincare brand Valuxxo helped reinforce a sense of self during the pandemic

Men's skincare brand Valuxxo is known for its scientifically proven range of products made from luxurious and natural ingredients. What many don't realise, however, is that the brand is also playing a significant role in helping to reinforce a sense of self at a time when outside forces are making many people begin to question their identities. The Valuxxo brand doesn't just stand for self-care and self-love, but for self-identity, too. It's a message of hope that's been helping men stay true to themselves and be who they really are, even during difficult times.

Valentino La Ciura, the founder of Valuxxo, says: "During times of crisis, it's very easy to forget what makes us 'us', and many of us have lost sight of our true identity over the past few years. Valuxxo is a brand that's rooted in self-respect and self-love, encouraging us all to pause, take a moment to reflect on who we truly are underneath it all, and be proud of our genuine self."

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 13 October 2022

Give the gift of premium grooming with Hawkins & Brimble

Tailor-made for the modern man, the new gift sets from Hawkins & Brimble ensure that the daily grooming ritual becomes a pleasure, not a chore.

Crafted with up to 99 per cent naturally-derived ingredients and a reusable, plastic free gift tube, these gift sets are the perfect choice for grooms-to-be that are looking to upgrade their daily ritual.

As ever, no expense has been spared in sourcing the finest natural ingredients – free from parabens, SLS and animal testing – to ensure the gifting collection will join other products in the range in being just as gentle on the planet as it is on the skin. While the reusable metallic gift tube and new refillable, infinitely recyclable packaging are sure to look right at home in even the most discerning of bathroom cabinets.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 11 October 2022

Koi has launched a selection of vegan, unisex menswear

Koi are a vegan unisex footwear brand that are on a constant mission to be come a more sustainable and generally kinder company.

"Creative freedom is all we know here at Koi," says the team. "Whether it's by launching our Away With the Fairies, a comic inspired photoshoot (and shoes) or releasing boots with baby doll arms or legs, we're always aiming to push the creative curve. We have some of the best creatives around who all work relentlessly in the pursuit of creating something special. When you're experiencing Koi, you're absorbing the countless hours and energy we all put into the brand, this is the positive energy we are passing on to you, so you may ask the question what happens when you put some of the best creatives in a room and ask them to focus on creating something special, well you get Koi."

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 6 October 2022

Favourbrook presents its new winter 2022 collection

Favourbrook has announced the launch of its new winter 2022 collection.

The collection features a stunning array of traditional formalwear and modern sartorial elements for the discerning gentleman who values timeless elegance luxury fabrics and peerless handcraft above everything else.

The winter season brings texture and tactility to the fore highlighted by a number of new fabrics and tones in both the velvet and corduroy collections bringing a contemporary vibrancy to an evening wear wardrobe. This modern interpretation is perfect for the gentleman looking for something a little different. With variety of silk grosgrain lapel styles our iconic dinner jackets once again salute the artisanal craft of our evening wear with delicate understated floral patterns stealing the show. Favourbrook have sharpened the lines of their Nehru collar jackets and enhanced the Sackville artist jacket too rounding off one of the brands most accomplished velvet collections to date.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 4 October 2022

Danish brand James Ay is now being stocked by Mr Porter

Mr Porter sells must-have luxury fashion from more than 500 of the world's most sought-after brands. The company are on a mission to provide men with everything they need to look and feel their best.

To help, Danish brand James Ay is now being stocked by Mr Porter. The company is an ode to the modern inventor of sunglasses, James Ayscough. In a vein similarly daring to the pioneer, its biodegradable frames are fully plant- based - made from Mazzucchelli M49 acetate – and range from edgy to classic designs.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 29 September 2022

AVI-8 Watches have introduced the new Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic

AVI-8 Watches have introduced the new Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic. Inspired by the RAF's No. 1 Squadron and the courageous Arthur "Tay" Clowes, The Hawker Hurricane Clowes Automatic has been designed as a commanding and pronounced watch to honour their incredible accomplishments during WWII.

As a tribute to Clowes and the Squadron he flew for, his aircraft code is stamped into the piece along with a second hand counter-balance created in the form of the Hawker Hurricane.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 27 September 2022

The Camden Watch Company has announced its move into jewellery

British independent designer, The Camden Watch Company has announced its move into jewellery. The new Memento Mori 925 sterling silver unisex ring is adorned with the company's Memento Mori design.

Memento Mori translates as: 'Remember you must die', a recurring theme in Victorian jewellery and art. Contrary to how that may sound, Memento Moris was intended as a celebration of life, to remind us that life is short and every second counts.

Anneke Short, designer and co-founder of The Camden Watch Company, said: "While watch design has always been a passion, I originally studied jewellery making and decided it was time to pursue this. While I love all the products we make, the Memento Mori seemed most natural, especially with its link to the Victorian era who had a fascination with collecting Memento Mori keepsakes."

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 22 September 2022

Kilian Hennessy has developed his own cologne

Kilian Hennessy, the founder of luxury company Kilian, has been developing his own cologne for years. The result, Kologne, Shield of Protection, is a new scent that's perfect for the groom-to-be.

Kologne, Shield of Protection is a splash of freshness, made with luminous citrus notes, green mandarin, bitter orange, mint, rosemary, neroli, cedarwood, cashmere and an accord of green vegetal notes.

"I want to put perfumery back on its pedestal by going back to the truth about perfume," says Kilian. "Back to the way perfume was made in the late 19th and the early 20th century, but adding a contemporary twist at the same time."

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 20 September 2022

Rotary Watches has launched The Henley Timepiece Collection

Rotary Watches has launched The Henley Timepiece Collection. Powerfully built in stainless steel and sapphire glass, each timepiece is water resistant up to 100m and contains a Miyota quartz-powered chronograph movement and date function.

This new season of Henley products also includes a trio of stylish ladies timepieces. Like their men's counterparts, each of these watches is made with stainless steel and sapphire glass, as well as a luminescent hand for optimal reading.

Discover more about the collection at www.rotarywatches.com

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 15 September 2022

Audio Pro has collaborated with Andreas Wargenbrant to create a limited edition speaker

Swedish sound specialist, Audio Pro has collaborated with fellow countryman, artist and entrepreneur Andreas Wargenbrant, on a stunning new limited edition of its popular T3+ Bluetooth speaker that's perfect for music lovers.

The Audio Pro T3+ Wargenbrant features a luxurious rose gold-coloured grille on an elegant black background. On the left side can be found the most personal touch of the artist with a "W" for Wargenbrant made of a raw brushed metal. This more industrial look provides a nice contrast to the rose gold's shiny surface.

Each of these speakers is uniquely numbered, making them the ideal collector's item for fans of both Audio Pro and Andreas Wargenbrant, whose striking artwork has growing global appeal, appearing in landmark locations including Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 13 September 2022

How to choose the perfect underwear for your big day

There are so many different types of men's underwear, choosing the best style for you is not necessarily the most straightforward task. The dilemma is knowing where to start your search. The team at PantsandSocks.com has put together a guide to help you choose the best male underwear styles.

Some of it depends on body shape, some on personal preference. According to PantsandSocks.com there are five different types of underwear: boxer, boxer brief, hipster, brief, and thong. Once you understand this you can then think a bit more about the types of fabric available and even the colours best suited to you.

Pants are probably the most important item in your wardrobe. Worn every day, they sit close to your skin and cover the more sensitive parts of your anatomy, so read on to discover the difference between the main men's underwear types and gain an insight into what will help you look good and feel great.Active

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 8 September 2022

Advertising Feature:

Dawn Clarke Designs Launching in January 2023

Simple and timeless, these gorgeous hammered silk celebration dresses by Hampshire British designer Dawn Clarke will make any little girl feel like a princess.

We specialise in UK-made luxury, pure silk celebration dresses for special occasions and this collection is being launched in January 2023.

If you are looking for the finest quality silk flower girl dresses for your wedding visit our website www.dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk or telephone us on 01962 670014.
Email: info@dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk


Image credits: www.kateizakphotography.com

Dawn Clarke Designs

Celebrity interviews!

We have a great line up of experts to give you first hand advice and discussions about bridal fashion, hair, makeup, to name but a few!

Take a look at our Celebrity Interviews!