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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!
August/September 2022

August/September 2022

t’s official, I’m a married woman – eeek! After being engaged for nearly 18 months, and with all of the lockdowns and uncertainty, it’s been quite a rollercoaster of emotions, but I couldn’t have asked for a better day. It seems like just yesterday that I was telling our loved ones that we were engaged, and here we are as husband and wife (I don’t think I’ll ever get used to saying that).

My number one piece of advice is to enjoy the process and make it about what you want. We found that many of our nearest and dearest were quite vocal about what they wanted and how the day should be, which can feel quite overwhelming at times but try to remember it’s meant to be about you and your partner. Pick things that you want, and that will make you both happy and forget about everyone else. The day goes by in a flash so take some time out just the two of you to have a chat and take everything in.

Things will go wrong, but that’s okay. On the day, you won’t notice the little things, and all that will matter will be celebrating with your friends and family. Surround yourself with people that you love and trust. My bridesmaids were wonderful at keeping my nerves in check and making sure I felt like a special bride. I couldn’t have asked for better, and I can’t wait to look back on our photographs with them.

This issue is full of inspiration, we have a feature focusing on the latest flower trends, a jewellery and accessories feature, and we showcase gorgeous fairytale venues. If that’s not enough, we also look at showstopping dresses and wow-factor honeymoon destinations.

Remember, if you’ve recently celebrated your day or have been involved with a styled shoot, you can submit it here or via email. 

Melissa x
Hold me close
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Hold me close
Aimee and George celebrated their love with a blue colour scheme at Eastnor Castle.

Read all the details of their big day on page 37 of the current issue, available now: www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/free-download
Win a minimoon in The Algarve worth £1,000
Spotlight on Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon and South Birmingham
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Spotlight on Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon and South Birmingham
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Made up of 30 properties, the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is a grand wedding venue surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Located just 50 metres from the main entrance, New Guesten Hall’s 14th-century roof was originally part of Worcester Cathedral’s Reception Hall and contains beautiful Medieval carpentry that can be seen throughout the building. The space can hold 120 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and can be expanded to cater for an extra 60 loved ones for the reception.

Intimate celebrations take place in the Weaver Gallery, located above the main hall, with up to 40 nearest and dearest.

Surrounding New Gueston Hall is a manicured lawn that’s ideal for couples wanting to mingle and entertain, with the option of garden games, a drinks reception or food vans.

Visit: www.avoncroft.org.uk

Check out more local venues on page 15 of the current issue, available now: www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/free-download
Corus Hotels has been acquired by Westbourne Leisure Limited
Corus Hotels has been acquired by Westbourne Leisure Limited
Corus Hotels has announced that The Regency Hotel, located in Solihull, has been acquired by Midlands-based Westbourne Leisure Limited, which currently owns a number of hotel and hospitality venues in the West Midlands.

This freehold property benefits from 111bedrooms, a large on-site car park, a bar, a lounge, a restaurant, seven meeting rooms, as well as a leisure club with fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool, a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and Jacuzzi. Khurram Mohmad, the chief executive at Corus Hotels, said: "We are pleased to have come to a deal with Westbourne Leisure Limited by working with JLL hotels and hospitality consultancy."

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Lush Dragon's Egg bath bomb is going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness month
Lush Dragon's Egg bath bomb is going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness month
Lush's cult favourite Dragon's Egg bath bomb is going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness month launching online from 23rd September and in all Lush UK&I stores from 24th September 2022. This September, it's with heavy hearts that Lush UK&I is going gold for childhood cancer awareness month. This year the Constantine family (the co-founders of Lush) lost seven-year-old Dexter Constantine-Tatchell, their Master of Dragons. He fought fiercely against Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer that lacks awareness as well as a lack of funding for research and treatment.

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Sri Lanka was the destination of dreams for Louise #Travel goals
Sri Lanka was the destination of dreams for Louise #Travel goals
An island country nestled in South Asia, Sri Lanka is a bucket-list destination for Louise Prance, with her trip living up to her expectations and then some.

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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...

2 Oct 2022 - Sketchley Grange Wedding Show
Sketchley Grange, Sketchley Lane, Burbage, Hinckley, LE10 3HU

2 Oct 2022 - Village Hotel Walsall Wedding Showcase
Village Hotel Walsall, Tempus Drive, Walsall, WS2 8TJ

2 Oct 2022 - Moddershall Oaks Wedding Open Day
Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Moddershall, Near Stone, Stoke on Trent, ST15 8WF

9 Oct 2022 - Coombe Abbey Hotel Wedding Fayre
Brinklow Rd, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB

9 Oct 2022 - Forest of Arden Hotel & Spa
Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Birmingham, CV7 7HR

9 Oct 2022 - Wedding Fayre & Open Day at Weston Park Shifnal
Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, TF11 8LE

16 Oct 2022 - Windmill Village Hotel Wedding Fayre
Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9AL

16 Oct 2022 - The Warwickshire Wedding Show by WOW Wedding Shows
British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

16 Oct 2022 - Wedding Fayre at West Midland Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park, Safari Venues, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF

30 Oct 2022 - Leicester Tigers Wedding Show
Location, Leicester Tigers, Welford Road Stadium, Aylestone Rd, Leicester, LE2 7TR

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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