Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 36)

Yes, it’s that magical time of the year once again! I don’t know about you but this year has passed by quickly for me, and luckily it has been a wonderful one. We’ve celebrated my mum and dad’s Golden Wedding Anniversary, we’re looking forward to welcoming our Australian relatives to the UK this Christmas and my brother and sister-in-law are having their first baby this December which is the best present ever! I also managed to take a couple of sun-drenched trips this year, including to Oia in Santorini where I stayed at the fabulous Villa Mellow, booked through The Greek Villas ( oia/mellow) and to Athens where I was very spoilt in the rooftop 501 Milos Terrace Suite at boutique hotel xenodocheio Milos ( Read all about these wonderful properties, perfect for honeymooners in my Greece is the word review on page 84. To celebrate the festive period, we’ve compiled a seasonal issue for you to enjoy. There’s everything from summery-themed real weddings and elegantly styled shoots for couples planning their nuptials next year to snow-capped venues perfect for winter weddings. Don’t miss the latest news, offers, fashion, beauty and honeymoon destinations plus there are handmade ideas for those planning a DIY wedding, and advice about big-day photography and videography. For those of you getting married soon then I wish you many congratulations and for those not taking the plunge until 2023, I’ll see you next issue. Happy Christmas! Claire x Claire Ridley, Editor Ho, ho, ho Manor by the Lake in Gloucestershire is one of my favourite wedding venues in the region and the stunning images by Capturing Senses Photography from our French Fancy shoot on page 43 promise to add a little something blue to your special day. One of my favourite European countries is Greece which I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many times. On this trip, I soaked up the warm sunshine in Santorini at Villa Mellow and admired the city views in Athens from the rooftop terrace at hotel xenodocheio Milos. Find out how you can book a dream honeymoon at both properties on page 84. One of the shoots selected exclusively for this issue photographed by Gem Hicks Photography showcases a wonderful woodland setting inspiring couples planning an outdoor wedding next year. See it in full on page 49. 6 ISSN 2399-4967 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Claire Ridley | Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Melissa Cullen | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers | Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Artwork & Content Coordinator Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Managers Ruth Swallow | 01376 538 568 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Glos &Wilts Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Glos &Wilts Wedding is published six times a year. @YourGlosWiltsWedding @CWM_YGWW @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS