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Wedding News: Victoria Warehouse has been lovingly preserved to create a beautiful backdrop for weddings

Victoria Warehouse has been lovingly preserved to create a beautiful backdrop for weddings

Victoria Warehouse was built in the early 1900s and was originally used as a cotton storage facility. The property quickly became a symbol of strength and innovation in the city and, as a result, many of the historic features have been lovingly preserved.

Offering innovative event spaces in the heart of Manchester, the warehouse has exposed walls, stone floors and an urban backdrop, creating plenty of quirky spots to take those all-important photographs.

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Wedding News: 7 wedding moments to capture in photos

7 wedding moments to capture in photos

Wedding photographers will have their own photos they will capture on the day with important ones including the first kiss, first dance and the bride walking down the aisle. However, couples should also have an idea of the kinds of photos they'd like to have and suggest these to their photographer if they haven't discussed them already. Matt Dahan from ParrotPrint.com says, "Your wedding happens once and you want to capture as much as you can so you have some really lovely memories to look back on. As a couple it's always a good idea to sit down with your wedding photographer and talk about how you want your pictures to look and the kinds of images you want captured.

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Wedding News: Keep your wedding scheme alive at home

Keep your wedding scheme alive at home

It's no surprise couples often suffer from the wedding blues after their nuptials, but with peak wedding season around the corner, to help those wondering how they can relive their special day, Stephanie King, Colour Expert & Creative Lead at Dulux, is sharing her savvy tips to help. Stephanie says, "Not only will utilising elements from your wedding help you save money when re-decorating, but recreating your wedding theme at home can help couples create a more meaningful space that brings personality and happy memories into the home. Weddings are full of sentimental value, so creating a space which reflects a shared experience and sense of nostalgia will act as a constant reminder of your beautiful moment and love for each other every day."

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Wedding News: Say I do with these 5 tips on saving for a wedding

Say I do with these 5 tips on saving for a wedding

Your wedding is likely to be one of the most important days of your life. While the day itself should be as relaxed as possible, a lot of time, money and effort goes in to making sure that is possible. The cost of living is impacting prices across the board, and wedding suppliers are no exception. For those gearing up for their wedding day, Emma Watson, Head of Financial Planning at Rathbones Group Plc, shares her top tips for anyone putting a budget together for that important day.

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Wedding News: Brits are spending nearly £1k attending a friend's hen party!

Brits are spending nearly £1k attending a friend's hen party!

It's always exciting news when you find out your close friend is getting married, but have you ever stopped to consider how much the wedding is going to cost you? Life insurance broker, Reassured polled 1,500 people to reveal the costs of attending a hen party. To be exact, you'll be out of pocket by nearly £979 for attending the hen party!

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Wedding News: Glimmering Sparkle Weddings has been voted Best Photographer in the North West

Glimmering Sparkle Weddings has been voted Best Photographer in the North West

Glimmering Sparkle Weddings has been voted 'Best Photographer in the North West' by Hitched for the second year running. The duo have also received a LUXlife Magazine Global Wedding Award for 'Best Contemporary Photography Team' – congratulations!

"We think being a team is the single most significant difference between us and other photographers as both of us provide the coverage at any wedding," says owners Kat and Greg. "We work each image individually to get the most out of each capture and although it does take a bit longer to process the footage, which is reduced down to the best 300-700 images depending on the wedding, the result is a set of images that couples will enjoy coming back to."

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Wedding News: Pre-wedding wellbeing

Pre-wedding wellbeing

Lovendu was created to help people improve their mental wellbeing and become the best version of themselves. In the lead up to a wedding, it's also important to manage your wellbeing. The brand's new Romanticising Your Life Journal provides daily gratitude reminders, mindfulness activities and motivational quotes, you will be encouraged to live in the present moment and notice the beauty in life. With the Romanticising Your Life Journal, you will have space for 14 weeks of daily journalling- your perfect accompaniment for pre-wedding preparations.

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Wedding News: Sweet-scented celebrations

Sweet-scented celebrations

After a wedding, creating a calming atmosphere is important to beginning a new chapter in your lives. A Yankee candle provides the perfect mood for unforgettable moments. The wide range of soft, bright, cool and warm tones fit into any colour scheme, while the hand-drawn illustrations effortlessly enhance a room. There is a candle for each unique taste, whether you like fruity and floral, or earthy and spicy notes, each candle holds a long-lasting scent that can be enjoyed time and time again.

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Wedding News: Spabreaks.com reveal 10% discount for all things wedding

Spabreaks.com reveal 10% discount for all things wedding

Whether it's a hen do, mini moon, wedding gift or honeymoon, there's lots of reasons to visit the spa in and around your wedding day and Spabreaks.com have you covered. Spabreaks.com, Europe's leading spa booking and experience agency, is offering 10% discount on gift vouchers between the 26th and 30th June using code WEDDING. Whether you need some time out from wedding planning or simply want to get away before the big day, Spabreaks.com have a range of bridal spa packages bookable instantly for the perfect pre-wedding pamper.

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Wedding News: Make way for the Barbie-themed hen party

Make way for the Barbie-themed hen party

Following the upcoming release of new movie Barbie, 21st July 2023, featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling - match made in Barbie heaven - unsurprisingly it's all about the Barbie hen party theme right now! Step forward, Team Hen, we're talking hot pink accessories as far as the eye can see. Luckily, for all the bride tribes out there looking to nail the trend these bride-worthy accessories and decor details will be an instagram hit channeling the coveted barbie-inspired vibe!

Think pink ring shot glasses, hot pink bride squad t-shirts, handbag-sized lip balms, balloon arch kits and sunglasses-shaped balloons - all Barbie style.

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Wedding News: Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel nestled on the Lake Windermere shoreline

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel nestled on the Lake Windermere shoreline

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel nestled on the Lake Windermere shoreline in the heart of the Lake District National Park. With several of the Wainwrights' walks a stone's throw away and the town of Ambleside a mile away, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is the perfect base for relaxing and exploring the Lakes.

Unwind in The Spa with revitalising spa treatments, an indoor swimming pool and thermal journey packages.

The four-star hotel is also home to 130 luxurious bedrooms and two sophisticated restaurants, which are perfect for pre-wedding celebrations.

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Wedding News: Cakes and gifts for summer wedding season

Cakes and gifts for summer wedding season

French pâtissier Ladurée, expert in providing luxury macarons and table favours, has a gorgeous selection of sweet gifts, cakes and macaron towers that would make the most gorgeous addition to any wedding celebration this summer. The story of the Ladurée macaron starts in the middle of the 20th century with Pierre Desfontaines , who had the idea of sticking two macaron shells together and filling them with a delicious ganache. Since then, the recipe remains unchanged.

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Wedding News: How to plan your finances for marriage

How to plan your finances for marriage

Wedding season is now in full swing as couples prepare for their big day. For those planning to tie the knot, wedding preparations are not the only things that need careful planning. Taking the right steps to prepare financially for marriage can help to prevent unexpected surprises as couples embark on their new life together. Weddings are magical moments but they also require a level of practicality, to ensure that you get your partnership off to the right start. So, what can couples do to make sure they are perfectly aligned before they say their vows?

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Wedding News: The 10 most popular first dance songs for 2023

The 10 most popular first dance songs for 2023

Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2023' have increased by +4,700%, whilst searches for 'fun first dance ideas' have increased by +100% 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 on the charts.

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Wedding News: Lancashire Manor Hotel is offering a new Starlight Package

Lancashire Manor Hotel is offering a new Starlight Package

Lancashire Manor Hotel is a charming ivy-covered property with parts that date back to the 16th century. The original stone manor house is at the heart of the hotel and contains the lounge area and above, in the original farmhouse bedrooms, is the honeymoon suite. The glass fronted reception connects the lounge to the traditional Great Hall and contemporary Lathom suite.

For 2023, the hotel is offering its Starlight Package. Costing £3,500, it includes the civil ceremony room hire from 4pm, floral arrangements for the ceremony table and centrepieces, chair covers, a glass of fizz after the ceremony, blossom trees, a barbecue or buffet, a DJ and overnight accommodation in one of the bridal suites. Couples will also have use of the Great Hall for the evening reception.

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Wedding News: How to make your wedding day dog-friendly

How to make your wedding day dog-friendly

For many, dogs are considered to be a key member of the family, so when it comes to one of the most important days of a couple's lives, their wedding day, it's only natural that they want their four-legged friends to be involved in the celebrations. That being said, lots of strangers, loud noises and the unfamiliar location of a wedding can prove quite overwhelming for our canine companions, so if you want to include your dog in your big day, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. Below, Carolyn Menteith, Behaviourist at tails.com has offered her top tips and advice on how to throw the 'paw-fect' wedding that will ensure both humans and dogs remain happy at all times.

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Wedding News: The Monastery Manchester is a Grade II* listed venue situated just outside the city centre

The Monastery Manchester is a Grade II* listed venue situated just outside the city centre

The Monastery Manchester is a stunning Grade II* listed venue situated just outside the city centre. Built in the 19th-century, it boasts a grand exterior, high ceilings, stained-glass windows and beautiful archways that make the ideal backdrop for photographs.

Tie the knot in the Great Nave, an elegant space with cathedral like proportions with room for 500 ceremony guests and 350 for the wedding breakfast and evening reception.

The Welcome Wing is the perfect place for drinks receptions, this area is flooded with natural light and has private access to the healing garden.

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Wedding News: UK wedding guests set to spend £16.6bn in 2023

UK wedding guests set to spend £16.6bn in 2023

As summer approaches and wedding season hits full swing, new research from American Express has found that UK wedding guests are set to increase their spend attending weddings by 18% this year, compared to 2022. The average wedding guest is expecting to spend £1,045 on average per wedding this year, equating to £16.6 billion across the UK. In 2022, wedding goers spent an average of £883 to mark the first year of restriction-free ceremonies, totalling £15.6 billion as a population.

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Wedding News: On trend flower arrangements for summer 2023

On trend flower arrangements for summer 2023

With Summer here at last, it's time to elevate our flower arrangements in align with all the 2023 trends. Much like the fashion designs we follow year upon year, the world of florals is equally monitored for on-trend flowers and colours of the seasons. Bloomsbury Flowers are here with all the top tips on keeping your flower arrangements on trend for 2023. The luxury and longstanding florist (based in Covent Garden) has served some of London & the UK's most stylish venues and beyond with their individual designs and scents. With their reputation for premium and bespoke flower arrangements, they certainly know what they're talking about when it comes to flower trends.

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Wedding News: New Etsy Registry launches for weddings

New Etsy Registry launches for weddings

Etsy has launched its Etsy Registry, a new wedding gifting experience that allows couples to register for truly meaningful gifts. In addition to handmade and vintage gifts, couples can register for personalised items and specify the exact customisation for their guests, making Etsy the place people can go for gifts, decor, and even bridal party items – all while supporting UK small businesses.

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