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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Yorkshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

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Intimate wedding packages at Ye Old Bell Hotel & Spa

Intimate wedding packages at Ye Old Bell Hotel & Spa

Quintessentially English wedding venue Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa in South Yorkshire has created its Fifteen Love wedding package, for those getting married during the pandemic. The new offering (costing £1,500) provides an intimate wedding for 15 close family and friends, in a choice of beautiful suites, opulent rooms or in the fairytale Oak Pavilion, found in the gardens. The package includes bubbles for toasting and a fabulous three-course wedding breakfast prepared by the venue's award-winning chefs.... read more

Posted: 21 January 2021

Incredible new designs from Yorkshire's The Ultimate Balloon Company

Incredible new designs from Yorkshire's The Ultimate Balloon Company

We're wishing a huge congratulations to Jacqui Saxon of Yorkshire-based The Ultimate Balloon Company, who will be celebrating her 29th wedding season this year. "I'm also refurbishing my wedding studio at my Rotherham workshop," Jacqui says. "This will be ready to welcome visitors again, whenever it's safe to do so. I have a wealth of experience and I'm now decorating beautiful weddings for the children of my original couples – I'm really very proud of that."... read more

Posted: 19 January 2021

Brits still going ahead with life goals - especially marriage!

Brits still going ahead with life goals - especially marriage!

With everything from travel plans to wedding dates put on hold in 2020, luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths, asked 1,000 UK adults how they would be approaching big life events when the world gradually regains some sense of normality this year. Despite the unexpected events of 2020 having disrupted life as we knew it, it seems that 84 per cent of Brits are determined to carry on with 'life plans' such as tying the knot, buying a house and starting a family!... read more

Posted: 15 January 2021

Yorkshire's Totem Tipi announces new mobile bar

Yorkshire's Totem Tipi announces new mobile bar

Based in Richmond in North Yorkshire, Totem Tipi has purchased a mobile caravan bar called Bar-A-Van and has been working on the launch of Bar Totem as a sister company to its tipi and events brand. "Purchasing a business in a pandemic was a little unnerving," owner Charlie Land says. "However, we've used the time to develop the company and our drinks packages." Read on to find out how the company can make your wedding extra special...... read more

Posted: 14 January 2021

Paws for thought – why having a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement is the ultimate preparation

Paws for thought – why having a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement is the ultimate preparation

Couples who have adopted a pet during the pandemic can save themselves the unnecessary heartache of losing shared pets by arranging a 'pet-nuptial' agreement in case – obviously here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we truly hope it's not the case – of future separation with their partner. For custody of furry friends, there is currently no official legally binding measures in place for what happens to pets after a breakup. Legally a pet is seen as an asset, and as with any assets in a divorce, ownership will be decided by the court - however having a prearranged agreement in place, commonly known as a prenuptial agreement, can assist the court to make a decision.... read more

Posted: 13 January 2021

Sweet treats and local hampers from York cake designer Sweet Chic

Sweet treats and local hampers from York cake designer Sweet Chic

Like so many wedding businesses, cake designer Sweet Chic felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but owner Helen Birkinshaw was determined to adapt to keep her business alive. "During the first lockdown we started offering personalised iced cookies and chocolate treats," Helen explains. "There were some beautiful messages of love leaving Sweet Chic HQ." As more couples were having to postpone their big days, Helen decided it was time to take a risk and launch something totally new – teaming up with other local businesses to set up the York Hamper Company.... read more

Posted: 12 January 2021

Win a two night luxury spa break for two in Bournemouth

Win a two night luxury spa break for two in Bournemouth

County Weddings Magazine has teamed up with The Connaught Hotel and Spa to give our readers the chance to win a two night luxury spa break for two in their boutique hotel. The lucky winner will receive a voucher which can be redeemed any time in the next 12 months.You'll get to enjoy a spa treatment of your choice, then spend the afternoon relaxing in their 18m indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.In the evening you'll be treated to a delicious three course dinner in their AA Rosette restaurant, then why not spend the rest of the evening in The Connaught Gin Bar where you can sample some of the 60 varieties of gin on offer!... read more

Posted: 11 January 2021

Inspired by dry-January, event planner Liz Taylor has top tips for an alcohol-free wedding

Inspired by dry-January, event planner Liz Taylor has top tips for an alcohol-free wedding

January is traditionally a time for good intentions and new, healthier beginnings. Be that swapping out meat for plant-based Veganuary, dusting off the running shoes, or cutting out alcohol for Dry January. With more than 20 per cent of the UK population now describing themselves as teetotal, the idea of a dry wedding may be more popular than you think. And what could be better than waking up hangover free on your first day as a married couple? For others, living and marrying without alcohol has a religious or cultural meaning. So, if you're planning a wedding in January, or indeed any month of the year, it makes sense to give guests some alcohol-free options.... read more

Posted: 8 January 2021

We love the new bridal collection from Yorkshire jeweller Joshua James

We love the new bridal collection from Yorkshire jeweller Joshua James

Joshua James, the luxury jeweller based in Hessle, has launched its exquisite Bridal Collection for brides and grooms, promising to offer the perfect wedding style for everyone. "Weddings represent an unforgettable experience, which is unique to you," Ellie Clarke of Joshua James says. "We want to make sure the same can be said about your rings."The collection offers a wide range of British-made rings, from classic wedding bands to contemporary designs. Read on to find out more...... read more

Posted: 7 January 2021

Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford unveils The Grand Marquee venue

Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford unveils The Grand Marquee venue

Found in the beautiful countryside location of Tong Village, Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford has revealed its impressive conversion, which includes a destination restaurant and the new Grand Marquee wedding setting. The former 19th century vicarage has pulled out all of the stops for its new marquee setting. Found in the pretty courtyard, the modern structure provides a blank canvas for weddings, allowing couples to transform it into their own fairytale setting. Read on to find out more...... read more

Posted: 5 January 2021

Looking for a quirky wedding venue? Check out Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Looking for a quirky wedding venue? Check out Yorkshire Wildlife Park

For weddings with a wonderfully wild twist, couples can choose one of the region's most unforgettable venues, Yorkshire Wildlife Park. This incredible setting boasts panoramic views across the animal reserve, and gives couples the opportunity to have some very special guests in their big-day photos! Parties can spend hours exploring and getting up close to feed the lemurs and giraffes. The venue is also home to some of the most endangered species in the world. Read on...... read more

Posted: 31 December 2020

Bowcliffe Hall is a great winter wedding venue in Yorkshire

Bowcliffe Hall is a great winter wedding venue in Yorkshire

The perfectly manicured gardens at Bowcliffe Hall give a sense of tranquility for weddings. The Bowcliffe Estate offers 28 acres of spectacular grounds, with availability for a select number of marquee weddings. Built between 1805 and 1825, Bowcliffe retains the stately atmosphere of a country house, which is steeped in history. A modern contrast is provided by the multi-award-winning Blackburn Wing – a 2,000-square-foot treehouse shaped like an aeroplane wing nestled in beautiful ancient woodland. Read on...... read more

Posted: 29 December 2020

A different kind of hen party before the wedding

A different kind of hen party before the wedding

These days, most groups want to leave the UK for their hen party, but times are changing, and we are starting to realise that there are plenty of fantastic places to visit with your friends right here in the UK. What's more, is you'll find a hen party house that is more accessible to everyone, and it will be a lot cheaper too. You'll also have ample choice of hen party activities, like hiring a prosecco van with unlimited fizz or a private chef for the evening. Here are six pretty villages you can spend the weekend with your best friends to see the bride off in the best way possible... read more

Posted: 28 December 2020

Memories to last a lifetime

Memories to last a lifetime

UK retailer The Perfume Shop reveals sales of home fragrance increased by a whopping 357% month on month following lockdown, as the UK continue to spend more time at home. Not only can fragrance lift your mood at home, but it's also important to consider how fragrances can impact your wedding day. If you have a particular favourite scent, why not have candles or diffusers at the entrance to your wedding venues so that guests can be greeted with a pleasant welcome - and it will evoke memories of your special day for years to come as the sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses.... read more

Posted: 25 December 2020

We love Yorkshire venue Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa for a winter wedding

We love Yorkshire venue Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa for a winter wedding

We have been rounding up some of Yorkshire's best wedding venues for wonderful winter weddings. Today, we look at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, the extensive gardens at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa feature the fairytale Oak Pavilion and contemporary Mediterranean-style Garden Terrace Bar. Dating back to the 17th century, the venue blends classic and contemporary touches for a quintessentially English venue in every season. The hotel combines traditional features such as oak panelling, open fires and chandeliers with contemporary finishes.... read more

Posted: 24 December 2020

We love winter weddings at Yorkshire venue Spicer Manor

We love winter weddings at Yorkshire venue Spicer Manor

We have been rounding up some of Yorkshire's best wedding venues for wonderful winter weddings. Today, we look at the exclusive use Spicer Manor venue near Sheffield. Bordering the beautiful Peak District and set among open fields edged with Yorkshire-stone walls, Spicer Manor and its romantic Coach House provide a rural idyll with lawned gardens to the front and rear. The exclusive-use venue allows couples to get married and stay on-site in the 15 en suite rooms.... read more

Posted: 22 December 2020

Savings expert gives top tips on budgeting for your big day!

Savings expert gives top tips on budgeting for your big day!

Putting money away for a rainy day can seem pointless - especially when this year feels like one long rainy day! If you know exactly what your hard-earned money is going towards the saving process can be a lot more enjoyable. For many, one of the biggest expenses will be the biggest day of their lives - their wedding day. Kevin Mountford from Raisin UK has provided his top tips on how best to save for your big day...... read more

Posted: 21 December 2020

A fully sustainable retreat for pre-wedding escapism

A fully sustainable retreat for pre-wedding escapism

Blackhouse Forest Estate is nestled in 773 acres of breathtaking, natural woodland, heather and hills of the Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders; it makes a stunning setting for a pre-wedding or post-wedding getaway with family or friends. With an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna, a stunning Loch and a fully sustainable off grid energy system, it is the ideal destination for weddings, retreats, walking, fishing or just getting away from it all with friends and family. The renewable energy systems create an entirely self-sufficient escape from the pace of everyday life.... read more

Posted: 18 December 2020

We love Yorkshire venue Oakwood at Ryther for a winter wedding

We love Yorkshire venue Oakwood at Ryther for a winter wedding

We have been rounding up some of Yorkshire's best wedding venues for wonderful winter weddings. Today, we look at The Oakwood at Ryther. Sitting in the middle of the North Yorkshire countryside, the exclusive-use Oakwood at Ryther offers peace and tranquillity with undisturbed country views across fields and woodland. Outside is a beautiful courtyard and landscaped garden, while inside the generations-old family farm has been beautifully adapted for weddings using some original features and reclaimed materials.... read more

Posted: 17 December 2020

The next steps after your wedding: Financial planning

The next steps after your wedding: Financial planning

Zoe Bailey, Chartered Financial Planner and Director at Tilney comment on the next steps after your wedding when it comes to financial planning for life's milestones: "Major life events like moving to a new home, renovating your current one, or starting or adding to your family are exciting milestones but they do need careful planning. Putting a savings plan in place can help you meet your life goals as you reach each important stage of your life together," she says. Read on to find out more... read more

Posted: 16 December 2020

Yorkshire make-up artist Kate Pymm gives her winter beauty tips

Yorkshire make-up artist Kate Pymm gives her winter beauty tips

At Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Kate of Kate Pymm Make-Up answers your questions and gives advice on winter make-up and beauty. "I love to use a stronger lip shade for autumn and winter weddings. Depending on the theme of the day and the style of dress, a strong lip can look sensational." Read on for more...... read more

Posted: 15 December 2020

The perfect flowers for you based on your star sign

The perfect flowers for you based on your star sign

Stuck for wedding flower inspiration? Read on... Signs the Zodiac originate from Babylonian astrology and can often offer guidance and comfort to those who believe them. Whether in times of struggle or marking a new start, Zodiacs are there to show the future is written in the stars. Whilst everyone knows that each Zodiac sign correlates to a different time of year, did you know that each Zodiac also has a corresponding flower? Zodiac flowers reflect each star sign's personality trait and offer insight into what the stars have planned for us. After all, each Zodiac is as unique as a flower.... read more

Posted: 14 December 2020

Curate your own wedding gift box

Curate your own wedding gift box

With the updated Tiered Restrictions across the country, gift-giving in person is trickier than ever - and if you know someone tying the knot now micro-weddings are back, what can you give them? With Heath & Hill you can discover that elegant and thoughtful gifting is both stress-free and expertly executed. Its gift stylists source the finest products year round to curate elegant, well thought out collections; with the 'Build Your Own' concept you can take all of that expertise and add your own personal touch.... read more

Posted: 11 December 2020

The new must-have wedding accessory

The new must-have wedding accessory

My Mask London is a new reusable face mask brand combining luxury, sustainability and protection entwined in one. The luxury silk masks are perfect for wedding days, for the couple or their guests, and contain three layers of protection; the middle layer is made from organic cotton infused with silver ions, while the silvadur cotton filter layer is also infused with silver ions making the mask antimicrobial, antibacterial and odour neutralising - also, important for the big day breathable!... read more

Posted: 11 December 2020

Bunny Loves Evie tells us how to add a splash of colour to your bridal look

Bunny Loves Evie tells us how to add a splash of colour to your bridal look

We asked Kelly Earp of Yorkshire accessories brand Bunny Loves Evie your burning question on how to add some wow factor to your wedding dress... "Firstly, your dress is what you've chosen, and the style obviously suits you so don't panic it's too plain. Gone are the days when bridal looks have to be white and boring; adding colour to your outfit is so simple and will help you make a statement to set your look apart." Read on to find out Kelly's top tips...... read more

Posted: 10 December 2020

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