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Read the latest issue of Your West Midlands Wedding for FREE!
Read the latest issue of Your West Midlands Wedding for FREE!
Full of wedding ideas, expert advice and talented local suppliers, Your West Midlands Wedding is now available for free – simply follow this link to download the latest issue. For even more inspiration, you can also check out our previous issues.

Interested in areas outside of the West Midlands? You can read any of our other 18 regional wedding magazines here

Happy planning!
December/January 2022/2023

December/January 2022/2023


Last year was wonderful, I tied the knot, travelled to some beautiful places and celebrated several of our friends getting married. It was quite a year, with a flurry of weddings from some beautiful couples across the West Midlands, lots of new companies opening their doors and some getting back to normal post-pandemic. Seeing things open up again was wonderful and I can’t wait to see this continue through 2023!

If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll know that the December/January issue has always been my favourite, and I look forward to writing it every year. It’s packed full of inspiration, adorable products, seasonal weddings and the latest fashion trends. We’ve gone all out this issue with wintry fashion pages, must-see planning tips and the latest menswear trends. If you’re dreaming of tying the knot in a fairytale venue, then we’ve got you covered on page 21 or if you’re looking for something in Herefordshire, Worcestershire or Shropshire, head over to page 15.

Don’t forget if you’ve tied the knot, you can submit your day here or via our website

Melissa x

My favourite person
Image provided by Michelle Williams Photography
My favourite person
Samantha and Aaron incorporated their love of navy blue into their big-day styling at Hoar Cross Hall Hotel and Spa.

Read all the details of their big day on page 41 of the current issue, available now: www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/free-download
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Spotlight on Hertfordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire
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Spotlight on Hertfordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire
Hawkstone Hall & Gardens

Hawkstone Hall & Gardens is a Grade I listed 18th-century mansion that’s a vision of Georgian elegance. The venue encompasses 88 acres of countryside, rolling hills and ancient trees. At the front of the property are breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside and to the rear are gardens featuring a lily pond, rose garden, apple orchard, trees and a stew pond with waterfalls.

Inside is a collection of historic features, beautifully complemented by modern touches. There are plush fabrics throughout, the ceilings are gilded with gold, and original artwork adorns the walls, all with an Art Deco twist.

Guests can enjoy a private film screening in the cave, which boasts a flat-screen TV, PlayStation 4, pool table, darts board and its own lounge area.

There are several spaces available for the ceremony. The Chapel, a grand room, can accommodate 170 guests, while The Ballroom can hold 150.

The Tapestry has a period marble arch and stunning views with room for 100 loved ones, and The Saloon has gold gilded ceilings, original artworks and space for 150 people.

Receptions can be held in The Refectory. Boasting a glittering dancefloor, personalised lighting and a private bar, it can accommodate 200 nearest and dearest.

Visit: www.hawkstonehall.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 15 of the current issue, available now: www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/free-download
Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!
Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, there's nothing we love more than our real wedding features - and we couldn't do them without you! If you would like to see your wedding grace the pages of one of our County Wedding Magazine titles, featured across four whole page, then please do get in touch! Grand and big-budget extravaganzas, to small and intimate I dos, themed from beginning to end, or personalised with a sentimental touch - we want to hear about them all!

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Fragrance hacks to make your scent last longer
Fragrance hacks to make your scent last longer
As we all start clutching our pennies a little bit tighter, we're asking the experts for some tricks to make a beauty product last for longer. No more splashing on our perfume with 1,000 spritz a day, Fragrance Expert and Head of Marketing at The Fragrance Shop, Iember Gordon reveals how we can make a couple spritzes last all day, and our perfumes have a longer lifespan. 1. Apply perfume right after your shower "The best time to spray perfume on your skin is right after your shower. This is because moisture gives your scent something to hold on to, so spraying your signature scent on after your skin has been freshly washed boosts its staying power."

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In love with the lakes
In love with the lakes
County Wedding Magazines' deputy managing editor, Kelly Andrews, paid a visit to the Lake District to find out what makes this lovely area so special.

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Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

22 Jan 2023 - Wedding Fayre at Branston Golf & Country Club
Burton Rd, Burton upon Trent, DE14 3DP

22 Jan 2023 - Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat
Moddershall Oaks, Near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8WF

22 Jan 2023 - Derby Wedding Fair at Derby Leisure & Events Venue
(Rolls-Royce Leisure), The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY

29 Jan 2023 - Burton Town Hall, East Staffordshire Wedding Fayre by Bridefayre
Burton upon Trent Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB

29 Jan 2023 - Haughton Hall Hotel Wedding Fayre
Haughton Hall Hotel, Haughton Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8HG

Are you a venue or show organiser hosting your own wedding event, open day or showcase? Then submit your event details here now: www.county.wedding/events-add
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