All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Yorkshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
Browns launch champagne bottomless brunch
This month, Browns Restaurants will be adding a Champagne bottomless brunch to their signature weekend menus, as part of this year's festivities to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary. From Friday to Sunday until 2pm, guests can enjoy free-flowing Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne, alongside signature brunch dishes such as Browns Lobster Benedict, a satisfying stack of Pancetta Buttermilk Pancakes, Smoked Salmon, Smashed Avocado, Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough and a variety of classic egg dishes. Alternatively, opt for more substantial dishes, like the Browns Burger and Chargrilled Chicken & Bacon Club.
Posted: 27 May 2023
David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale
Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.
Posted: 26 May 2023
One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships
Popular wedding gifting brand leading multi-store gift card, One4all Gift Cards, has announced two exciting new partnerships with global fashion retailer, ASOS, and premium e-commerce marketplace, Secret Sales - making it an even more appealing choice for wedding day gifting. ASOS, one of the largest international e-commerce retailers, is now accepting the One4all Gift Card for all online purchases, meaning customers can access all their favourite brands at the touch of a button. With over 850 brands to choose from as well as their own ASOS ranges, which include Collusion and Topshop, shoppers will be spoilt for choice. As a forward-thinking brand, ASOS interpret the latest trends into more than 30 different sizes, allowing all customers to find something they love. As well as the chance to shop for clothing, accessories and beauty products from a variety of brands.
Posted: 24 May 2023
Searching for the perfect North Yorkshire venue?
Searching for the perfect North Yorkshire venue? Consider Yarm's Crathorne Hall, where the rooms are filled with so many historic features you're sure to fall head over heels the moment you arrive! Here, guests receive the red carpet treatment in anticipation for your vows, before being guided to one of the impressive ceremony spaces guaranteed to make an impression. The stunning original fireplace with beautiful marbling takes centre stage in the Edwardian room, combined with intricate detailing and feature chandelier for a feeling of incredible grandeur. It even has floor-to-ceiling windows which provide views over the grounds and Leven valley.
Posted: 22 May 2023
South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com
Spabreaks.com 2022 booking data has revealed that spas in the South totalled 57.4% of all bookings made in 2022, winning the battle of the spas against the north of England. The UK spa industry has a lot to offer, whether you're looking to escape to the countryside or fancy break in the city. Whether it's in the north or south, there's a place in the UK that will accommodate whatever spa break you're looking for.
Posted: 22 May 2023
Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected
A wedding is a special day for a couple, but it can also be an expensive one. Between venues, caterers, photographers, dresses, and entertainment, the costs can add up and even run into the tens of thousands. And with the current cost of living, couples will also be navigating rising costs. For those planning a wedding, it's important you insure yourself against anything that could go awry just before, or on the big day. For those aiming to tie the knot this year, Alex Cross, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank shares his top tips on things to consider for your wedding day and make sure you're covered so things can run as smoothly as possible.
Posted: 19 May 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May
Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.
Posted: 17 May 2023
Huddersfield’s Titanic Spa has launched a new package
Did you know studies have shown how you feel on a Sunday has a direct effect on your week? That's why Huddersfield's Titanic Spa has launched their new Sunday Night Stopover package! The UK's first eco-Spa, it starts with a Sunday arrival from 10:30am, where you'll enjoy the 15m salt regulated swimming pool, relaxation lounge and outdoor hot tub, as well as access to the spa's Heat and Ice experience; a journey of hot and cold therapies to guide you to utter serenity. You'll also enjoy a 55-minute facial treatment from a choice of four; plus a one-course light lunch and two-course evening meal. You then get to bed down in Titanic Spa's luxury self-contained apartment style accommodation, before checking out on Monday morning after enjoying a continental breakfast hamper.
Posted: 15 May 2023
Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow
Award-winning, family-run toy business, Bluebell's Burrow, is one of the UK's leading stockists of Maileg toys. These super-stylish, picture-perfect collectable toys are loved by both children and adults. With the wedding season fast-approaching, Maileg Wedding Mice Set (priced at £64) comes in a pretty presentation box, which opens up to reveal the bride and groom on their wedding day. Their clothes and accessories are removable, providing dress-up opportunities and imaginative play for children.
Posted: 15 May 2023
Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition
Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.
Posted: 13 May 2023
The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings
Are you considering including your dog in your wedding festivities? While it can be a lovely way to honour your furry best friend, there are some important considerations to remember to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dog Behaviourist at Pooch & Mutt Dr Emma Scales-Theobald, PhD, shares the do's and don'ts of including your dog in your wedding, from making sure your dog is properly trained and socialised to creating a comfortable and safe space for them during the event. These tips will help ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and well-behaved throughout the celebration...
Posted: 12 May 2023
Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast
With the ever growing popularity of podcasting, welcome to the next big thing which makes podcasting accessible. Story Locker, a one of a kind in the UK podcast recording service that lets participants create a personal podcast based on their life story or to celebrate other special moments in life. The couple can choose to either record their podcast before their wedding day and recall the journey of their love story – from when they first met & the engagement (how it all happened!) to setting the date, the planning and build up to the big day or record their podcast after their wedding day to include memories of the big day too!
Posted: 10 May 2023
Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, there's nothing we love more than our real wedding features - and we couldn't do them without you! If you would like to see your wedding grace the pages of one of our County Wedding Magazine titles, then please do get in touch! Grand and big-budget extravaganzas, to small and intimate I dos, themed from beginning to end, or personalised with a sentimental touch - we want to hear about them all!
Posted: 9 May 2023
Skipton’s The Coniston Hotel reveals refurbishment
Skipton's The Coniston Hotel has recently revealed its stunning refurbished events area, the newly reworked Bannister Suite. The hotel's largest self-contained space, it's fully equipped with fantastic facilities including private bar, courtyard and separate entrance for wedding party privacy. The adjoining Orangery is perfect for arrival drinks, while the main room can seat up to 120. For a more intimate get together, The Coniston's AA Rosette awarded restaurant, The View, offers some delicious Yorkshire classics; and for those looking for relaxation, the award-winning Nàdarra spa is the perfect way to decompress. What more do you need?
Posted: 8 May 2023
Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations
Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.
Posted: 8 May 2023
#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful
thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'
Posted: 5 May 2023
Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup
Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, explains below how a petnup can help avoid a costly custody battle. Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, said: "We are a nation of animal lovers, but consideration of how pet ownership would be dealt with in the event of a relationship breakdown often comes too late. Given the continued trend for couples to embark on pet ownership as a first foray into family life, it is important to appreciate how to best protect respective interests.
Posted: 3 May 2023
5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal
Planning your wedding is such a personalised experience, and getting to do it your own way is part of what makes it so special. With this in mind, have you thought about how you'll ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding party? Add a sentimental touch to this moment with these tips from Kirsty Prankherd, Managing Director of Write From The Heart. Getting everything planned for your wedding is such a personal process, and asking your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party is one of those special moments you'll remember long after the event. So naturally, you'll want to add some individual touches to this proposal to make it an even more special moment between you and your friends.
Posted: 1 May 2023
Launched of British-led bridal collection, Nori Ivy
Former candidate on this year's The Apprentice, Shannon Martin has launched her British-led bridal collection, Nori Ivy, which she originally pitched to Lord Sugar. "While I was grateful for the opportunity to be on the show, I left in week two when I discovered the process wasn't for me," she says. "I realised I didn't need a business partner to make Nori Ivy a success, as I could do it on my own, alongside my amazing team!"
Posted: 1 May 2023
Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season
Luxury leather goods brand Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season with a stunning collection of exceptional quality, personalised leather gifts. This thoughtfully curated edit includes a variety of exquisite items from their ever popular classic travel games and bound photo albums, to their brand new glassware range, specifically their stunning hand-blown decanters - all would make wonderful additions to any wedding list.
Posted: 28 April 2023
Beauty in Bloom, just opened in April in Ilkley
Having just opened in April, Beauty in Bloom is an ecohair and beauty salon based in Ilkley. Owned by Charlotte Hawkins, her specialist team of hair stylists and make-up artists continue to make a name for themselves as the bridal hair and make-up people in and around Yorkshire. Aside from over 20 years of experience, their passion for perfection is unrivalled – put simply, they're the team you want on the morning of your wedding!
Posted: 24 April 2023
How to throw a Hen Do on a budget
A typical spend for a Hen Do weekend can cost over £250 per person, taking a big chunk out of the wedding budget. Not only is this a massive cost for the bride, but it could also lead to members of the bridal party worrying about how they can afford such lavish expenses, which may result in them bailing out on the plans. Making arrangements in advance and planning activities ahead of time means both the bride and the party enjoy the celebrations without any falling outs. Sticking to local destinations or opting for activities like bottomless pottery painting over brunch are some of the simple solutions to saving money but still allow everyone to revel in the fun.
Posted: 19 April 2023
County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!
Posted: 17 April 2023
Hot new venue - EK at The Mill in Skipton
We love nothing more than reading about a new wedding venue, so are delighted to announce that EK at The Mill in Skipton is now open. Steeped in character and overlooking the canal and countryside, it offers a beautiful space for licensed civil ceremonies, wedding receptions and vow renewals. With its high beamed ceilings, Yorkshire stone walls and stunning woodland views, the venue adds an extra special quality to the most important day in your life.
Posted: 17 April 2023
Wedding flowers for a lifetime
If you fell in love with your wedding flowers, or perhaps your chosen blooms on the big day had a sentimental meaning, the experts from Gardening Express have named the best flowers to grow in your garden so you can have memories forever of your wedding day. Dahlias come in a variety of colours and sizes, they have a long vase life, which means they will look fresh and beautiful. Dahlias are also associated with love and commitment, making them a meaningful choice.
Posted: 14 April 2023