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Wedding News: Who you can expect to see at The Liverpool Wedding Show…

Who you can expect to see at The Liverpool Wedding Show…

The dynamic duo behind the upcoming Liverpool Wedding Show, Vikki Sweeney & Lindsey Devlin, have unveiled their full list of exhibitors today. The show, which is set to be the biggest of its kind in the region has attracted over 75 of the wedding industry's most sought-after suppliers including leading lights from the world of event décor, fashion, beauty, and entertainment as well as a host of exceptional venues. Whether you are planning a glow-up, dreaming about a luxury honeymoon, looking for your perfect outfit or just need some much-needed inspiration for the most important day of your life, The Liverpool Wedding Show has everything you need (and a bit more!) all under one roof.

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery - How many speeches are too many?

The Speech Surgery - How many speeches are too many?

The Speech Surgery with Heidi Ellert McDermott, founder of Speechy and author of The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: The wedding speech tradition is as prevalent as ever and is still very much one of the key parts of the day. For some, public speaking comes quite naturally, and they wouldn't think twice about standing up and 'performing' on cue, while for others it may cause sleepless nights and anxiety but the pressure of pleasing a loved one means you can't say no! Fear not, whether you're a pro and want to heighten your speech, or a novice and you need some advice on how to settle those nerves, Heidi is here to answer your all-important questions...

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Wedding News: A matchmade in heaven for wedding gifting

A matchmade in heaven for wedding gifting

Habulous is excited to reveal the latest addition to their range of personalised products, the perfect match striker pot. Handmade in the UK these personalised ceramic match striker pots look at home in your living room. The wheel-thrown pot is carefully glazed with a choice of personalisation inside the heart - reminiscent of those retro love doodles! Filled with pastel matches in complementary shades, the jars come in five signature colours: Cornflower Blue, Mint Green, Off White, Pale Pink, Light Yellow.

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Wedding News: HARIBO giving free wedding cake to Gummy Ring proposals this Valentine's

HARIBO giving free wedding cake to Gummy Ring proposals this Valentine's

From lockdown couples to celebrities, the last few years has seen the nation embrace their inner child by getting engaged with HARIBO's iconic Friendship Ring. To mark this Valentine's Day, HARIBO, the UK's number one sweets manufacturer, is delighted to declare that lovebirds ready to unleash their inner child and dive into marital bliss with its iconic gummy ring will get the sweetest reward – the chance to win their very own HARIBO Heart Throb Wedding Cake for their big day.

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Wedding News: Gretna Green is offering 30 per cent off its luxury wedding packages

Gretna Green is offering 30 per cent off its luxury wedding packages

Gretna Green, a family-owned wedding destination located in Dumfries and Galloway, is offering 30 per cent off its luxury wedding packages for two, six, or 10 guests (including the couple).

Tie the knot in the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, situated at the heart of Gretna Green village. It's the world-famous, historic home of the anvil wedding and has been at the centre of runaway love since the Marriage Act of 1754. Alternatively, you can say your vows in the Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House. Gretna Hall was the venue of choice for the rich and famous runaways of that era. This iconic Gretna Green wedding venue was built as a private manor house in 1710 and a coaching inn later that century.

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Wedding News: Find Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding magazine at The Wedding Show Liverpool

Find Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding magazine at The Wedding Show Liverpool

Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding is a media partner with The Wedding Show Liverpool! You can come and pick up a copy of the January/February issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding at stand E14 - we can't wait to meet you! The Liverpool Wedding Show takes place on 10th and 11th of February 2024, at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, and is set to be The Wedding Show's biggest show to date, with more than 70 super talented suppliers and businesses, catwalk shows, demos, live music and so much more.

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Wedding News: TikTok’s wedding trends - what we can expect in 2024

TikTok’s wedding trends - what we can expect in 2024

TikTok has become the best place to source beautiful wedding inspiration, from wedding dress fashion to food. But what were the biggest TikTok wedding trends of 2023, and what can we expect to see in 2024? By analysing TikTok hashtags, ethical jewellery brand Sacet provides insights into the most influential trends of 2023, the wedding trends on the decline, and predictions for the upcoming year.

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Wedding News: Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa is a 17th-century venue situated near Keswick

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa is a 17th-century venue situated near Keswick

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa is a 17th-century property situated near Keswick on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. This four-star former stately home is set in the secluded splendour of 400 acres of deer park and woodland and is framed by the dramatic Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells. As you arrive at this privately owned hotel, you will receive a warm welcome within the grand surroundings. Explorers will find luxurious wood-panelled lounges complete with roaring fires, elaborately framed paintings, luxurious bedrooms, and an award-winning spa.

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Wedding News: Inside the UK’s most ‘Traitorous’ castle

Inside the UK’s most ‘Traitorous’ castle

The Traitors is Britain's hottest new reality competition, where a group of twenty strangers come together for the investigation of their life: to find and stop the Traitors from stealing the ultimate prize pot! It's a show full of mind-games, backstabbing and trust, and its second series proves to be gripping the nation once again. And the setting of this treacherous game makes it all the more entertaining: a beautiful castle in the Scottish highlands. In fact, enquiries about this castle have shot up since the show first aired in 2022.

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Wedding News: Wedding floral trends for 2024

Wedding floral trends for 2024

Bloom & Wild florist, Emma Forsey, presents a vision of floral enchantment that goes beyond the ordinary. From local blooms and wild meadows to bold colour clashes and the evolution of AI, here's what to come in 2024 for wedding blooms. Local flowers have been getting the love they deserve in the wedding scene, and it looks like they're going to be the go-to choice for UK weddings in 2024. More and more couples are valuing the eco-friendly element of homegrown blooms, appreciating the chance to support local flower growers. British flowers aren't just a trendy word anymore; they're becoming a significant and lasting part of the wedding flower industry.

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Wedding News: That's so Fetch: 10 Ideas for the ultimate Mean Girls-themed hen party

That's so Fetch: 10 Ideas for the ultimate Mean Girls-themed hen party

It's time to channel your inner Regina George and party like it's October 3rd! To celebrate the release of the new Mean Girls movie on 19th January 2024, Fizzbox has the rundown on Mean Girls themed hen party ideas that are so fetch! In a world where wearing pink on Wednesdays isn't just a choice but a lifestyle, this is the ultimate way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials in style, whether you're an aspiring Spring Fling Queen or a Mathlete. So break out the Burn Book and dust off your Plastics-approved heels. Get in loser, we're going on a hen do!

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Wedding News: From casual to formal, here’s how to plan your picture-perfect engagement party

From casual to formal, here’s how to plan your picture-perfect engagement party

Firsty, congratulations! You're getting married! After a proposal, there are so many things to think about, but before preparing for the big day itself, an engagement party is a great way to share your exciting news and get your nearest and dearest together to celebrate. Pinterest trends1 revealed the largest peak in searches for 'engagement party ideas' were in January last year, now is the time to get the ball rolling and start planning for the prelude of the main event. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, party planning expert at Ginger Ray, Jess Martin, shares 10 tips for your celebration, no matter how big or small:

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Wedding News: Afflecks will start hosting wedding ceremonies in the summer of 2024

Afflecks will start hosting wedding ceremonies in the summer of 2024

Afflecks, a shopping emporium in Manchester, has announced that it will start hosting wedding ceremonies in the summer of 2024. Say 'I do' amongst your favourite vinyl and vintage finds or in front of some of the emporium's iconic spots. The wedding licence will allow Afflecks to perform small, intimate, and inclusive ceremonies for any couple who wants to have a wedding in the heart of one of the city's cultural institutions.

Small ceremonies with up to 30 guests will be the order of the day, and all the spaces can be dressed and adapted. Whether you're a Japanese culture fan set on getting hitched in the Animaid Cafe, music lovers who want to say 'I do' in front of the iconic poster wall, or a long-term couple with special memories of hanging in the Afflecks cafe, there's something to suit everyone.

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Wedding News: The wedding gifts couples in 2024 really want...

The wedding gifts couples in 2024 really want...

When it comes to wedding planning, there is so much to think about, the same goes for wedding gift lists & etiquette. Gifting Guru at The Wedding Shop, Liza Baucher, answers you everything you need to know about wedding registries... In short, we advise adding 2-3 gifts per wedding guest invited. Adding a variety of gifts to your wedding list caters to the differing budgets and preferences of your guests. It's a thoughtful approach to include a wide range of items, from smaller, more affordable pieces to a few higher-end gifts. The key is balance and variety. Typically, having slightly more gifts than the number of guests or households invited allows for enough choice without overwhelming your guests.

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Wedding News: Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols announced as beauty partners for The Liverpool Wedding Show

Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols announced as beauty partners for The Liverpool Wedding Show

Liverpool's favourite beauty hot-spot, Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols, has been announced as the headline beauty partner for the upcoming Liverpool Wedding Show. The highly anticipated event, which takes place at the Exhibition Centre on Kings Dock on 10th -11th February, will be showcasing over 70 leading suppliers, venues, and experts from across the North West wedding world. With live catwalk shows, a luxury VIP Club, festival style Tipi Village and oodles of on-trend ideas, the team are expecting strong footfall from couples who are embarking on their wedding planning journey or looking for last minute ideas to give their big-day some extra wow factor.

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Wedding News: Eaves Hall is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the heart of the Ribble Valley

Eaves Hall is an exclusive-use wedding venue in the heart of the Ribble Valley

Eaves Hall is a breathtaking, exclusive-use wedding venue located in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Standing amid 13 acres of award-winning gardens, this magnificent Georgian mansion has been refurbished and redecorated to create a contemporary country house ambience. The building, with its stunning pavilion and lavish gardens, makes Eaves Hall a picture-perfect backdrop for your big day.

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and outside, Eaves Hall has two suites available indoors: The Ballroom, which can hold 60 guests, and the Dining Room which can accommodate 120 people.

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Wedding News: Wedding ring trends 2024 according to Queensmith

Wedding ring trends 2024 according to Queensmith

Symbolising unconditional love, devotion and commitment, wedding rings represent the union of marriage between two people and unlike engagement rings, they are worn by both. Often, wedding rings tend to be more simple and minimalist, but there are still so many different choices you can make from the metal colour, style and bandwidth. As such, experts at engagement and wedding ring jeweller, Queensmith, have released exclusive internal data to help guide couples on what wedding rings will be popular in 2024.

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Wedding News: 2024 wedding trend: cocktails to serve at 70s-inspired weddings!

2024 wedding trend: cocktails to serve at 70s-inspired weddings!

Pinterest has launched its Pinterest Predicts report and '70s-inspired weddings are set to be huge in 2024, with searches for 'groovy wedding' increasing 170% and 'retro wedding theme' spiking 80%. Experts at NIO Cocktails have shared popular cocktails from the 1970s that you should serve at your retro wedding: "The era that brought us the rise of disco music, retro prints and bell bottom trousers also brought us a resurgence in classic cocktails and new ones, too! There were many cocktails that were popular in the 1970s and if you're wanting to throw the perfect '70s-inspired wedding, we'd definitely advise including our top three '70s cocktail picks in your wedding."

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Wedding News: Macdonald Leeming House will be exhibiting at Cumbria’s Premier Wedding Show

Macdonald Leeming House will be exhibiting at Cumbria’s Premier Wedding Show

Cumbria's Premier Wedding Show is taking place on Sunday 18th February 2024 at Carlisle Lake District Airport. There will be a host of local suppliers to chat with about all things wedding and catwalk shows showcasing the latest wedding dress trends.

Macdonald Leeming House will be exhibiting at the show, which is the perfect opportunity to meet the team and find out more about this Lake District venue. The grand Georgian property has 22 acres of mature and tended gardens, impressive views of the surrounding lakes and fells, and space for two to 82 guests.

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Wedding News: 2024 food and drink trends predicted by the experts

2024 food and drink trends predicted by the experts

From flexitarianism and the rise of sharing plates, to higher demand for whiskies and the rise in under-loved species of fish; here, renowned chefs and drink experts predict what will be the food and drink trends to take 2024 by storm - inspiration for your big-day catering too, with so much choice it will be hard to pick your favourite trend!

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