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January/February 2019
 
January/February 2019
 

Yes, it’s customary to make resolutions at this time of year but I’ve never believed in them. I say, this year, why not resolve to enjoy yourself more and worry a bit less? Certainly, our hen and stag do special will help you do just that – there’s nothing like gathering your bessies and having a shindig to lift the mood. Turn to page 75 to read more.

Whether you’re just starting out on your wedding planning journey or you’re nearing the end, it’s important to make time for you along the way. Last year, I made precisely no resolutions as per usual but as spring approached, I did find the energy and motivation I needed to spend a little more time on me. I took up running, I dedicated a lot more time to my passions and hobbies and I enjoyed it thoroughly – read about it in our self-care special on page 69.

We’ve also got a spectacular set of real weddings for you this issue from Katy and Matt’s relaxed Hackney affair to a gorgeous Greenwich do, starting on page 46.

And as December is a popular time of year for engagements, no doubt many of you will be embarking on the venue hunt – look no further than our venues section on page 23.

Happy planning!

Georgina
 
Picture Perfect
Image provided by Siobhan H Photography
 
Picture Perfect
 
Mel and Dave celebrated their big day in some of the capital’s most recognised landmarks.

Read all the details of their big day on page 55 of the current issue, available now: www.yourlondon.wedding/buy-a-copy
 
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Stay another day
 
Stay another day
 
St Ermin's Hotel

Long known as the ‘wedding cake hotel’ thanks to its opulent original white Rococo plasterwork, this Grade II listed building couldn’t be a more appropriate venue for the biggest day of your life.

On arrival, guests will be wowed by the lush, tree-lined courtyard and equally impressive lobby with its dramatic sweeping staircase and unusual curved mezzanine, and that’s before they’ve entered any of the breath-taking ceremony spaces on offer. Take the Crystal Ballroom and Cloisters Suite, for example – seating from 60 up to 150 guests, its eponymous crystal chandelier and extravagant plasterwork is a sight to behold. The Crystal Mezzanine, which opens up onto the ballroom, meanwhile, is ideal for more intimate celebrations of up to 50 nearest and dearest. The same spaces can host receptions too, or why not use a combination of all three? For al fresco affairs, the recently restored garden and pretty outdoor terrace are ideal – while foodie guests will delight in the produce grown in the rooftop kitchen garden – the hotel even boasts its own urban bee colony.

Visit: www.sterminshotel.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 39 of the current issue, available now: www.yourlondon.wedding/buy-a-copy
 
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Cocktails and tapas... the perfect party combination!
 
Cocktails and tapas... the perfect party combination!
 
With wedding season on the horizon, Las Iguanas are offering two cocktail masterclasses perfect for any hen do celebration.

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Register to our 'Wedding Planning Tools' and we'll provide you with everything you'll need to plan the perfect wedding - You can manage your guest lists, keep tabs on invitations and RSVPs, set yourself tasks and reminders for your checklist, keep track of your budget and expenses, plus find local suppliers for your wedding essentials. It's time to get your 'wedmin' on: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1dr5b7ytQ&feature=youtu.be
 
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Time to unwind
 
Time to unwind
 
We're all guilty of rushing around and giving ourselves very little time to relax and unwind.

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Land of the Gods
 
Land of the Gods
 
Editor Hannah Faulder experiences Cretan hospitality at the luxurious Blue Palace Resort & Spa.

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Readers' poll
 
What we've learnt from the latest reader poll at www.yourlondon.wedding

Will you be wearing a veil on your wedding day?

A dramatic cathedral length veil is the one for me: 23%
I will be wearing a bridal fascinator: 0%
Absolutely - Traditional all the way: 54%
I've chosen a flower crown or a hair-piece instead: 23%
 
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...

17 Feb 2019 - Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre
The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9NN
www.countyweddingevents.com/registration.cfm

3 Mar 2019 - Chelsea's Enchanted Wedding Fair
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE
www.elitelondonevents.com/

10 Mar 2019 - Chigwell Hall Wedding Show
High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6BD
www.countyweddingevents.com/events.cfm

17 Mar 2019 - Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes Benz World
Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL
www.countyweddingevents.com/

14 Apr 2019 - Maylands Golf Club Wedding Show
Colchester Road, Romford, Essex RM3 0AZ
www.countyweddingevents.com/events.cfm
 
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