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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in the West Midlands, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
Set at the end of a long tree-lined drive is country house hotel, Moor Hall Hotel & Spa. Inside is a modern and relaxing spa with an indoor pool with a spa bath, a sauna and steam room, a refurbished gym and four rooms that can be used for pre-wedding treatments. Outside is a sunken garden with a double-stone staircase, fountain feature, Victorian grottos, sweeping lawns and natural woodlands. The venue has a new wedding preparation suite that's ideal for the happy couple as they prepare for their big day. The room has a double bed and sofa bed, large mirrors with lots of lighting and plenty of dressing table space for a make-up artist. There's also a connecting room so the wedding party can sleep over too.
Posted: 28 June 2022
Macmillan's new collection of wedding favours are beautifully crafted and are a great way to thank guests, honour absent friends and raise money for the growing number of people living with cancer in the UK. new range this year includes something to suit every taste, including a variety of cultural and religious favours and rainbow pin badges. 100% of the profits of every wedding favour purchase from Macmillan's shop will help the charity to continue doing whatever it takes to support the millions of people living with cancer across the UK.
Posted: 27 June 2022
Wedding season is here and to mark the occasion Cameo, the celebrity engagement platform, has analysed data from the site over the past 12 months, finding star James Buckley as the most booked when it comes to helping a couple pop the big question, nail a cheeky hen/stag party video, or to help deliver the perfect message for a wedding gift. Buckley, known best for his performance as Jay Cartwright in the hit comedy series The Inbetweeners has been involved in hundreds of wedding-related Cameo messages, making him the most booked celeb on the platform across all three occasions (engagements, stag / hen parties, wedding gifts).
Posted: 25 June 2022
Many couples plan their wedding down to even the most minute of details, but ethical jewellery experts at Ingle & Rhode understand that unfortunately no one's big day goes exactly as planned. You may forget something at home, some guests may be late or the day just might not be going how you envisioned it. That's why the team at Ingle & Rhode are giving their advice on what to do if your wedding day doesn't go exactly how you thought it would as well as providing tips on planning ahead with things like photography and weather - we do live n the UK after all!
Posted: 24 June 2022
The Photography Show & The Video Show is launching its first ever Wedding Album of the Year competition to celebrate the best of the best from all around the country; showcasing the talent and craft of professional photographers and album makers in the UK and championing the power of print. There's nothing like a beautifully designed and presented wedding album to immortalise a couple's special day - a permanent and tangible reminder of those happy memories and moments, to be enjoyed for years to come. Wedding Album of the Year will celebrate these memories and the photographers that captured them.
Posted: 24 June 2022
The Belfry Hotel & Resort, situated in the heart of the country in North Warwickshire, has received three nominations in the West Midland Food & Drinks Awards 2022 for the Best Afternoon Tea, Hotel Bar of the Year and Bar Manager of the Year. Returning after a two-year hiatus, The West Midland Food & Drink Awards recognise and celebrate the region's best establishments and people in the hospitality industry. Voting is now open for the final stage of the awards, with the winners announced on July 4 at a ceremony in Birmingham.
Posted: 23 June 2022
Beth and Scott met while on a photography course. "Scott was learning about portrait photography, and I was the subject," says Beth. "We kept in touch as acquaintances over several years before developing a stronger friendship which blossomed into a relationship. We bonded over our slightly warped sense of humour and love of all things vintage. Aside from his good looks, I love Scott for his intelligence and how when he is talking about something he is passionate about, it's infectious, and you can't help but be excited with him. He is there for me and supports me in everything I do. He gives me the confidence to break out of my comfort zone and travel to new places."
Posted: 22 June 2022
According to a study by Hotels.com®, 2022 is the year to go bigger and bolder than ever when it comes to planning your hen/sten/stag do - we're all making up for lost time over the past two years! After 2020/21 nearlyweds had to reschedule a stag or hen party, this year revellers are using more holiday days and spending more money than ever to celebrate their friend's final months of unmarried life in style. The study found the average pre-wedding celebration now costs a whopping £242 compared to the more subtle cost of £150 in 2012. Nearly 47% of those surveyed believe that these pre-wedding celebrations have become more extravagant over the last decade, with 46% of travellers believing it's because people have been saving up and have larger budgets to spend on these special occasions over the pandemic.
Posted: 22 June 2022
Ashton Lodge Country House is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the heart of Warwickshire near Rugby & Coventry. Set within three acres, this wonderful Edwardian house has recently completed a £500,000 renovation project to create a truly stunning interior.
The county house has a stunning honeymoon suite overlooking the rolling countryside, along with 13 en-suite bedrooms providing the ideal accommodation for the immediate wedding party, family and friends.
Wedding guests at Ashton Lodge will be wowed by the food and creative drinks that are provided by renowned local catering company, The Chopping Block.
Posted: 21 June 2022
Scotland could run out of kilts this summer with many suppliers already closing their books due to record demand. With two years of delayed weddings now able to go ahead, along with this year's planned ceremonies, the iconic ceremonial dress is in short supply meaning the unthinkable could happen; Scotland may actually run out of kilts! David Dalrymple of A1 Kilt Hire said, "We have never seen such a high level of demand for kilt hire. The pandemic has created a record number of wedding bookings for the summer; some people have been waiting since early 2020 to tie the knot, there's also those people who cancelled in 2021 plus couples who had always planned to get married in 2022 all trying to secure a kilt for their big day. Everyone needs one at the same time and although we've managed to accommodate all requests so far, others have already reached their capacity for the whole summer."
Posted: 20 June 2022
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
World Martini Day - which could also be James Bond day! - is on the 18th June. And whether you like it shaken like Mr Bond himself, or stirred for something different, wet or dry, however you like your favourite tipple celebrate with five Gin Martini cocktails from Aviation Gin, Cotswolds Dry Gin, Mermaid Gin, Pinkster Gin and Perthyn Low Alcohol Spirit. What's more, the following provides drinks-piration for wedding day cocktails you might want to try... here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can't pick our fav! Bottoms up!
Posted: 18 June 2022
Author of new book Wedding Toasts 101 The Guide to the Perfect Wedding Speech, Pete Honsberger, walks the reader through the building blocks of making a great speech, anecdotes and advice from past weddings, and an easy-to-follow checklist to make sure you hit all your points. An essential read for the wedding couple and the bridal party, this humorous guide will take the fear out of public speaking - what's more you might even enjoy it!
Posted: 17 June 2022
The Bank House Hotel in Worcester has announced its exciting new wedding offering which includes an online wedding planner and a focus on bespoke weddings for brides and grooms.
Moving away from the traditional wedding packages, the new 'A Magical Day, Made Your Way' motto follows months of research and development to allow couples to create their own wedding experience at the four-star Worcestershire hotel.
Future brides and grooms can utilise a new online wedding planner that takes them on a step-by-step journey through their wedding day – from start to finish – and allows them to choose exactly what they want on their special day.
The new wedding planner concept is divided into three main sections – ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception – all of which can be included or excluded from the couple's big day.
A focus has been put on the excellent dining options that the Bank House Hotel offers. Couples can tailor-make their wedding breakfast menu by choosing from a range of starters, mains and desserts, and also add additional courses, welcome canapes, drinks, and evening dining options, all of which are individually priced.
Posted: 17 June 2022
Internationally award-winning St Maur is an elderflower liqueur from the heart of England, handcrafted with elderflowers gathered in the ancient family-owned woodlands of its producers, the Earl and Countess of Yarmouth.
William and Kelsey Seymour first produced a celebration drink for their wedding guests at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire four years ago, before turning it into a thriving family business as St Maur.
William, who counts Henry VIII's wife Jane Seymour among his ancestors, is the eldest son of the Marquess of Hertford. He said: "We set out to create a drink with a taste and a perfume that would both work in the moment for a celebration and then in times to come once you put it on your lips it would conjure a memory of a lovely day.
Posted: 17 June 2022
From the gardens of Staffordshire to the streets of London and the Devonshire coast, it's not too late to plan a special treat for dad this Father's Day on the 19th June. Whether looking to mix up gifting with a bespoke travel guide or feeling the urge to splash out with a Michelin starred tasting menu, here are some suggestions from all corners of the UK on innovative ways to say thank you this year for their help in the wedding planning.
Posted: 16 June 2022
Due to popular demand, eco-friendly, electric boat company GoBoat has announced the opening of a new Birmingham location, their first site outside of the capital, with bookings now open to the public.
Groups of up to eight guests can charter the electric boats and set sail, exploring Birmingham's famed canal network. Situated alongside the lively canalside development, Brindleyplace, in the Westside district of the city, GoBoat will offer guests the opportunity to see the city from an entirely new perspective.
GoBoat is the perfect activity for friends and family alike, or for anyone looking to do something out of the ordinary and explore the midland city from the waters. Now guests can pack up a picnic, grab a bottle of prosecco and take to the open water, experiencing all that the area has to offer.
Posted: 16 June 2022
Newly launched Vin du Can, is a convenient single serve wine in a can perfect for al fresco drinking this summer at wedding celebrations. Whether it's on the day itself, or a pre- or post-wedding get-togethers, the range includes three varietals, Pale Rosé, French Sauvignon Blanc and Argentinian Malbec. All three are vegan friendly and packaged in aluminium cans which are fast to chill and 100% recyclable. The Vin du Can logo sits prominently at the front of the can and is surrounded by etched wine glasses and a number of these represent fun line drawings of people and animals.
Posted: 15 June 2022
Whether it's your first time in the spa or your 100th, we can all struggle to switch off our minds and get out of our heads from time to time. Here are my top tips on how to stay grounded and confident in the moment:
Celebrate your body – If body confidence is your weak point, instead of judging yourself for the negative thoughts you have, pivot your mind to recognising the role that your body plays in your overall wellbeing. As you look at yourself, appreciate every part of you (even the bits you sometimes don't love) and celebrate all that it does for you. It's important to remind yourself that you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. If, when at the spa, you prefer to wear a more covered swimming costume over a bikini, then do! Whatever you choose, wear it with confidence for your beautiful body.
Posted: 15 June 2022
Safari Venues is situated within the grounds of the West Midland Safari Park and is home to three gorgeous wedding locations. Couples will experience animal encounters, special safari-inspired gifts and a four-mile safari drive-through, which can be incorporated into wedding celebrations.
Set within the scenic grounds of the Safari Park, Spring Grove House is a Georgian manor that has built its well-deserved reputation on impeccable service, luxury menu selections and attention to detail.
There are a variety of rooms to cater for all numbers, including the use of a private bar and lounge facilities.
Posted: 14 June 2022
Spending by wedding guests has risen again this year as they enjoy a return to restriction-free ceremonies across the UK in 2022. New research from American Express reveals that British wedding goers will spend £883 on average to attend each wedding this year equating to £15.6 billion across the population, with guests spending more on accommodation, travel, outfits and hair, beauty & grooming compared to 2021. Of those who have or are planning to spend more on weddings this year, a third (33%) say this is because they want to celebrate with friends and family who they haven't seen as much due to the pandemic, while 27% say they are happier to spend more now that restrictions have been removed.
Posted: 13 June 2022
With wedding season now in full swing, brides and grooms to be will all agree that with so much to plan for, from clothes and shoes to flowers and photography, costs can soon escalate. But saying 'I do' doesn't mean you have to break the bank, Anita Naik, Consumer Editor at VoucherCodes.co.uk shares this brilliant money saving tip to help make your dream big day a little more cost effective... and it's all in the timing!
Posted: 11 June 2022
You've found your Duke and you're in the depths of wedding planning, but how can you incorporate one of the year's biggest trends into your big day? The highly-anticipated second series of Bridgerton has sent searches for Regency fashion and home decor soaring - and the wedding industry is seeing the impact, too.
It's a trend that wedding stationery favourites Tree of Hearts predicted at the start of the year, and with just days to go until the new release they have already seen a 60 per cent increase in searches for Regency-inspired stationery.
1. Choose a Regency-era venue – "If you're at the very early stages of your planning and you're venue hunting, why not consider a Regency-era wedding venue - or better yet, one of the many UK filming destinations?" said Lisa. "A big grand great hall is a perfect setting for a traditional wedding breakfast!"
Posted: 9 June 2022
June is Pride month! Unbelievably, same-sex weddings are fairly new in the UK, having only become legal in 2014, so for LGBTQ+ couples planning their big day, it's about doing what feels right for you as a couple. Lisa Forde, wedding expert and founder of stationery favourites Tree of Hearts, said: "A wedding is all about celebrating your special love for one another so if anything that is deemed a 'wedding tradition' that doesn't make sense to you or feels outdated then you can simply ignore it.
Posted: 9 June 2022
Vrbo®, global expert in family holiday rentals, has revealed the first ever Vrbo Holiday Homes of the Year in the UK and a property in Staffordshire is among eight that have been selected. The fabulous UK holiday homes range from the spectacular beaches of Cornwall to the quaint country living of Scotland and are ideal places for families and friends to stay together. All the properties can be booked through the Vrbo website and they meet a strict selection criteria, including a combination of 5-star ratings, guest reviews, number of bookings, Premier Host status (an invite-only program that recognises owners and managers who consistently deliver great traveller experience), and family-friendly amenities available.
Posted: 8 June 2022