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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!
Posted: 14 November 2022
We all love a wedding! After two years of covid and postponed big-days, 2022 was a bumper year for nuptials with more taking place than ever! The team at Fenwick has delved into the true cost of attending weddings that aren't your own. Have you ever wondered how much the average person spends? By surveying 1,000 people, the study reveals how much Brits are spending on each wedding they attend.
Posted: 9 November 2022
BBC Two's Master of Ceremonies will see eight wedding planners battle it out to prove they are Britain's next best wedding expert as they design spectacular ceremonies for six couples. Dragons' Den star Sara Davies, First Dates favourite Fred Sirieix and wedding industry expert Raj Somaiya will be the judges and mentors - overseeing the planners as they create dream weddings for our couples. Throughout the competition they will send home the weakest planner until just two remain in the final where the planners will face one final challenge to decide who will be crowned the winner.
Posted: 21 October 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we do love a good book to get our teeth into - not literally of course, cake's great for that - and the description for this new novel Before I Do from Sophie Cousens already has us hooked! What would you do if the one that got away turned up the night before your wedding? Audrey is marrying Josh; steady, dependable Josh, the love of her life. They share a flat and a bank account, and it's the only relationship that Audrey's ever had that feels like something she can put her trust in. But romance should be full of fireworks, and as the big day approaches, Audrey's found herself wondering if Josh really is 'the one'. So, when Josh's sister Miranda arrives at their rehearsal dinner with Fred - Audrey's 'What If?' guy, the man she met six years ago and had one amazing day with but never saw again - Audrey can't help but see it as a sign.
Posted: 26 August 2022
Naomi and Darryl met in Guernsey in 2010. "We were working in a hospital, and our offices were a couple of doors apart," says Naomi. "When we married at Oakham School Chapel in 2011, we promised each other that we'd make our vows again when we reached our 10 year anniversary. Little did we know what those 10 years would throw at us: trauma, loss, a miracle baby, long-distance working, two degrees, eight house moves, moving to another country and the pandemic!" We chose navy blue for the core colours of the day as a symbol of our transition, strength and survival," shares the bride. "We live at Woodlands Country House & Cottage, a classic Victorian rectory with a colourful history. We continue to give love and care to the restoration of this beautiful old building, and we hope that we will soon be able to have other couples enjoy their magical days in this wonderful setting. We were inspired by the era of the house and used the language of flowers throughout the day. We chose Veronica as a symbolic of fortitude, eucalyptus to show strength and healing, lilac roses as a symbol of life, snapdragons to represent inner strength, white roses for unity and fern leaves from the garden for endurance and renewal."
Posted: 24 August 2022
Manchester-based award-winning events designer and planner, Debbie Marks, is helping you create special occasions to remember with her new book, Extraordinary Parties. The 40-year-old from Manchester is lifting the lid on some of her best creative tricks of the trade that she has amassed over the last 23 years and since launching her successful business Qube Luxe. In Extraordinary Parties, Debbie shows how it's possible to stage your own big celebrations, intimate gatherings, and dinner parties at home and why there is no excuse not to enjoy incredible experiences as a result. From baby showers to birthdays and weddings to Bar Mitzvahs, there are hundreds of reasons to put on a party. Debbie uses her extensive knowledge to show you how to create those time-saving magic touches that will also help make any event stress free. This book guides you step by step through everything you need to do and think about when it comes to planning a special celebration. Get ready to be inspired by hundreds of creative ideas, checklists, and top tips, which will help you get the most out of every element of any celebration.
Posted: 18 August 2022
This styled shoot was put together by Wildfire Floral Co. "As creatives, we wanted to showcase something a little more out there than your average wedding style," says the team. "We created something totally unique and fun, which we hope in turn will inspire future couples to do the same." Venue, Holmes Mill, www.holmesmill.co.uk | Photographer, Kerry Woods Photography, www.kerrywoodsphotography.com | Videographer, Everwood Films, www.facebook.com/everwoodfilms | Dresses, Flamingo Boulevard Bridal Studio, www.flamingoboulevard.co.uk | Suits, Squires Gentlemen's Outfitters, www.squires.co.uk | Make-up artist, Makeup By Frankie, www.makeupbyfrankie.com | Hair stylist, Bridal Hair by Sam Gateley & Co, www.samgateley.co.uk | Cake, Sugar Fancies Cake Design, www.sugarfancies.co.uk | Flowers and shoot coordinator, Wildfire Floral Co, www.wildfirefloral.co.uk | Props, Antha Event Hire, www.anthaeventhire.co.uk | Stationery, Sundown Paper, www.sundownpaper.co.uk
Posted: 17 August 2022
Lucy and Chris met in a bar in Manchester. "Chris was out with his friends celebrating his 30th birthday, and I was with my friend," says Lucy. "His friend approached me and asked if they could come and sit with us. Chris and I hit it off straight away and realised we had the same sense of humour and love of films." Chris proposed at home. "He wanted to catch me off guard, so he asked the question on a Saturday night during a three-course meal he had cooked for me," shares the bride. "I was very surprised and obviously overjoyed! Afterwards, we got dolled up and went out to our favourite pub for a bottle of champagne to celebrate."
Posted: 10 August 2022
To find out more about this gorgeous set of images, we spoke to the photographer Ellie Currie from Ellie June Photography. "Our inspiration for the bridal shoot was elegance and tradition with a strong focus on romance and natural beauty. We chose a beautiful local venue steeped in history, with regal staircases, bright open rooms and windows overlooking floral gardens. We wanted to keep the photo shoot simple and focused on close up images to empathise its beauty and simplicity. Our colour palette was kept neutral, with ivory, golds, silvers and pinks to enhance the traditional aspect while adding a soft feminine feel which we all loved."
Posted: 3 August 2022
Two decades after first meeting, Hayley and Scott made their way back to each other. "We met more than 20 years ago through friends," says Hayley. "We felt instantly attracted to one another, but the timing was not right back then. We found each other again in June 2020 through social media and instantly became inseparable. We knew that we were meant to be together." Scott proposed four months after reuniting. "I knew it was coming as I'd caught him looking at engagement rings, however the actual night was a surprise," shares the bride. "We went out for a meal in the Lake District, looking back now he seemed a little nervous but excited at the same time. We stopped off at Lake Windermere on the way home as Scott said it would be nice for us to go for a walk; that's where he got down on one knee with the most beautiful engagement ring and asked if I would marry him."
Posted: 27 July 2022