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Wedding News: Mother's Day ideas for the mother-of-the-bride

Mother's Day ideas for the mother-of-the-bride

With Mother's Day just around the corner on Sunday 10th March, it's time to celebrate the unsung hero of weddings, the mother of the bride! It's time to shower her with the love and attention she deserves. From spa days to chocolates, meals out to heartfelt notes, there are countless ways to make her day special. Leading hen party company, Fizzbox dives into treating the mother of the bride this Mother's Day. Get ready for heartwarming ideas, laughter and maybe even a happy tear or two!

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Wedding News: New data reveals the UK hotspots for wedding bliss

New data reveals the UK hotspots for wedding bliss

A new study has revealed the areas in the UK with the best vendors and venues for wedding ceremonies, with Essex being crowned top for both. The research conducted by photo wall art creator StoryBoards analyzed data, to identify the UK regions with the highest quantity of top-rated vendors and venues, including vineyards, cake companies, and stationary brands. Most brides and grooms will agree that planning a wedding is stressful, as trying to pull off an event that feels unique to the couple while managing expectations, budget, and family can be difficult at times. Thankfully, beautiful venues exist to help make the whole process easier.

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Wedding News: There's magic in the air at Ascot Racecourse's Signature Wedding Show

There's magic in the air at Ascot Racecourse's Signature Wedding Show

Derek Oliver, a magician and professional host, will be showcasing his talents at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse in April - and it's something you're not going to want to miss out on! "Hi, I'm Derek and I'm looking forward to meeting you at the Ascot Signature Event. What do I do and why engage me? Well, I take away your big day stresses, leading you and your guests through the biggest day of your lives. I'll elevate your special day with high class magical entertainment and act as your own red carpet contemporary Master of Ceremonies - transforming it into the event you dreamed of.

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Wedding News: Get your caffeine fix at our Signature Wedding Shows

Get your caffeine fix at our Signature Wedding Shows

Pop along to any County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show and you'll discover a delicious Beanies sachet in your goody bag. "At Beanies we think life is all about flavour. So we've made a flavour coffee to suit every moment. Because sometimes it's a super Sticky Toffee kinda day. And others it's a cheeky Cherry Chocolate kinda day. You name it, we've got the full-on, all-out flavour to go with it. Every one is full to the brim with the biggest, boldest, most delicious-est tastes you can imagine. And they're sugar free and low in calories too, so it's guilt-free indulgence all the way. Whatever the occasion, we've got the flavour to match. From the moment the jar is popped open and releases the aroma, to the very last sip, we make sure that the experience is full-on and ultimately satisfying."

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Wedding News: Memorable magic at Ascot Racecourse's Signature Wedding Show

Memorable magic at Ascot Racecourse's Signature Wedding Show

Looking for big-day entertainment? Pop along to County Wedding Events's Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse to see magician Paul Newman in action. "I'm Paul Newman Wedding Magician, I have entertained for all sorts of events, including weddings, across the UK for the last 17 years," shares Paul. "I have performed at birthday parties, Christmas events, and corporate events, and have lots of examples of my work on YouTube. My claim to fame is I have performed for Ant & Dec, and Phillip Scofield! "I can perform lots of different types of magic right the way across the magic spectrum! Because I have performed across the UK for 17 years this means I have volumes of experience so you're guaranteed quality and a fun performance."

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Wedding News: Find Natalie Chiverton Photography at two County Wedding Events Shows

Find Natalie Chiverton Photography at two County Wedding Events Shows

Natalie Chiverton Photography is exhibiting at two County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Shows and has some exciting discounts for couples visiting on the day that you're not going to want to miss out on! "For couples planning to secure a photographer there will be a 20% discount across all my photography packages," shares Natalie. "Furthermore, if they confirm their booking within 14 days, they'll receive a £100 luxury wedding album gift voucher applicable towards any size album from Henley Albums. I'll have samples displayed on my table, and I'm eager to showcase the luxury album available.

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Wedding News: Tickets are on sale now for The Photography & Video Show

Tickets are on sale now for The Photography & Video Show

Tickets are on sale now for The Photography & Video Show, the largest event of its kind in the UK and Europe which will be returning in 2024 at the NEC. Taking place between 16 – 19 March, The Photography & Video Show is the destination for photographers, filmmakers, and content creators of all levels, from beginner to advanced amateur, and all the way through to established professional.

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Wedding News: Blake Lively creates a buzz with UK launch of Betty Buzz cans in Majestic

Blake Lively creates a buzz with UK launch of Betty Buzz cans in Majestic

Hollywood actress, Blake Lively today announces the launch of her new 330ml Betty Buzz cans of premium adult soft drinks in the UK, available from Majestic. The Betty Buzz range of Sparkling Lemon Lime, Sparkling Grapefruit, Ginger Beer and Meyer Lemon Sparkling Sodas are all available from 207 Majestic stores and Majestic online in the UK. Betty Buzz is a collection of healthier gourmet sparkling sodas in new stylish tall slim cans. Within just two-and-a-half years, Betty Buzz has grown to become the world's number one premium adult soft drink on Instagram, with the most followers and highest engagement of any brand in this category globally. Made with fresh ingredients, the range is free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, colours and flavours.

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Wedding News: Check out this new must-visit London wedding show

Check out this new must-visit London wedding show

From Revelry Events, WedX is a new, fun, interactive, informative wedding planning production - putting the show back in wedding show! Experience a fast-paced showcase of tips and ideas from a curated group of our industry's best and most charismatic suppliers for an immersive and interactive nearlyweds' night out. Bringing together 250 engaged people in London for a night of live music, comedy, expert panels, WED Talks, mini demos and workshops, the night will certainly get them started on their wedding planning journey - with not a trestle table in sight!

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Wedding News: Newly launched NimNik Glitter Tattoo Kit ideal for kids at weddings!

Newly launched NimNik Glitter Tattoo Kit ideal for kids at weddings!

Boasting an impressive array of features, with 35 vibrant glitter colours, six fluorescent powders, 204 stencils, three adhesives, five brushes, and 215 rhinestones - the possibilities are limitless and will keep children happy for hours. This comprehensive set ensures that every user can unleash their imagination and bring their temporary tattoo visions to life. This glitter tattoo kit is not limited by age or gender; ideal for kids, girls, teens, men, women, and adults, it's perfect for occasions. The versatility of the kit allows users to explore different applications, such as eye shadow, body painting, DIY crafts, Christmas cards, birthday celebrations, or party decorations. The only limit is your creativity.

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Wedding News: As the wedding season approaches, turn to Viners for a gift ideas

As the wedding season approaches, turn to Viners for a gift ideas

If you've been invited to a wedding and need some inspiration for what to give as a gift, we're sure you will find something within the Viners® range that the happy couple will enjoy for years to come. Opting for a cutlery set is a guaranteed hit. A sentimental and thoughtful gift to give your loved ones, a cutlery set will take care of any special dinner parties or occasions hosted by the newlyweds.

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Wedding News: Bloom & Wild's exclusive insights into this year’s most anticipated flower trends

Bloom & Wild's exclusive insights into this year’s most anticipated flower trends

Brace yourselves for a vibrant floral revolution as 2024 bids adieu to the serene luxury trends of 2023, welcoming back maximalism with open arms. Bold statement pieces and lively colours are reclaiming their spotlight in the realms of fashion, interiors, and floral arrangements, marking a dynamic shift in the aesthetic landscape. Jo Reason, Director of Brand & Range at Bloom & Wild, predicts a surge in hyper-colour bouquets featuring fuchsia and electric lilac flowers paired with lime yellow foliages.

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Wedding News: Expert insight on upcoming wedding trends in 2024

Expert insight on upcoming wedding trends in 2024

Georgie Mitchell, Wedding Planner and Wedding Expert for online fashion destination Silkfred, shares her expert insight on upcoming wedding trends in 2024. A beautiful white gown has been the norm for centuries, however, as Georgie explains, 2024 is set to change these traditional bridal tropes: "I think, in 2024, we'll see loads of individuality. Brides will be wearing different designs, colours, necklines with more of a focus on styles that not only make them look and feel good, but won't look like everyone else. I also think they will be very romantic, textured, patterned with touches of colour. Gone are the white dress brides."

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Wedding News: Designers Guild launches a beautiful new tableware collection

Designers Guild launches a beautiful new tableware collection

Spring 2024 sees the launch of a beautiful new tableware collection from the inspirational Designers Guild, featuring one of the brand's most popular designs – Ikebana! Infused with the refined yet dynamic spirit of the ancient arts of Japan, Ikebana celebrates the beauty of this floral artistry and the flowers within. Reflecting a fusion of age-old techniques and modernity, the original hand-painted design comprises beautifully painted flowers, foliage and butterflies arranged in an artful kaleidoscopic form. This joyful design has been delicately deconstructed and thoughtfully reimagined as a series of vibrant patterns in four contrasting colourways across the beautiful Ikebana tableware collection. The pieces will match different colour schemes, ideal for garden and spring-themed weddings.

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Wedding News: Wedding trends and tablescaping predictions for 2024

Wedding trends and tablescaping predictions for 2024

We've seen a number of popular wedding trends take centre stage over the past few years, from the soaring popularity of micro weddings to cosy and intimate sweetheart tables for the happy couple. As we step into 2024, the world of weddings is evolving even further, with couples embracing new and exciting trends and reimagining the art of tablescaping. So, what exactly are the latest nuptial trends, and how can brides and grooms emulate them in their own ceremonies and wedding tablescapes? The tableware experts from Burleigh Pottery are here to share their wedding and tablescaping trend predictions for 2024 to give you the inspiration you need ahead of the big day.

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Wedding News: The sky's the limit for weddings at Stratford's The Gantry hotel

The sky's the limit for weddings at Stratford's The Gantry hotel

Editor Claire Ridley was invited to this design-led hotel in London's trendy East Village, home to the Union Social restaurant. It's easy to see why this new boutique hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton set in the heart of Stratford, is a popular spot after being open for just two years. It's a stone's throw from Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and just a two-minute walk from Stratford International station. It's also a great base for guests wishing to discover central London, with its direct tube links into the capital city.

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Wedding News: Expert reveals wedding planning tips for newly engaged couples

Expert reveals wedding planning tips for newly engaged couples

Samantha Gilchrist, the owner of The Gilchrist Collection, has had the pleasure of working with thousands of married-couples-to-be, across 12 venues in total including three US, making her the expert when it comes to wedding planning: "Valentine's Day is an incredibly popular day for proposals, in fact the search for 'Valentine's Day proposal' is currently up 40% globally!" I love working with newly-engaged couples; but I always encourage them not to wait too long, as they may miss out on getting the best venues, photographers or even end up with key guests of honour unable to attend the big day as they have left sending 'save-the-dates' out until the last minute."

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Wedding News: Bodyismb has announced a new partnership with well-being expert

Bodyismb has announced a new partnership with well-being expert

The New Year promises a transformative journey towards holistic well-being as leading wellness establishments introduce exclusive programmes to nourish the mind, body and spirit. For those looking for a wellness adventure this winter or to kickstart the New Year by fulfilling new fitness resolutions, Bodyism is a host of exhilarating retreats and activities that are available and promising elevated wellness experiences. The options are endless, from crystal sound baths and restorative Ayurvedic treatments to high-performance fitness retreats, holistic healing experiences and exclusive pop-up spas. The holistic health brand and luxury Notting Hill members club has announced a new partnership with well-being expert and best-selling author Jasmine Hemsley.

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Wedding News: Savvy couples request money over wedding gifts amid cost of living crisis

Savvy couples request money over wedding gifts amid cost of living crisis

Savvy couples are looking to use wedding gifts to invest in savings amid the cost-of-living crisis, new national research has revealed. The survey, conducted by Coventry Building Society discovered almost a quarter of newlyweds (24%) put money received as a wedding gift straight into a savings account, with more than one in ten couples (15%) using money to pay off wedding debt straight away. What's more, over half of respondents (57%) just want money as their wedding gift, opting for financial safety over traditional gift giving (43%).

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Wedding News: The Speech Surgery part three - the father-of-the-bride gets the spotlight

The Speech Surgery part three - the father-of-the-bride gets the spotlight

The Speech Surgery part three, Heidi Ellert McDermott shares her tips for the father of the bride and how to delivery the ultimate speech. 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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