Your Yorkshire Wedding news and ideas from around the county

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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Grantley Hall launches Après at The Orchard

Grantley Hall launches Après at The Orchard

Grantley Hall is so thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new winter drinking and dining destination, Après at The Orchard, the ultimate magical Alpine retreat this autumn/winter season to escape the cold and indulge in luxurious winter cocktails, boozy hot chocolates and delicious seasonal dishes.The arrival of Après at The Orchard is set to make a splash on the local dining scene this winter, with sumptuous Alpine-inspired dishes and glamorous interiors oozing chalet chic.... read more

Posted: 21 October 2021

Nationwide hunt for the next big jewellery designer

Nationwide hunt for the next big jewellery designer

British award-winning luxury jeweller, ROX, which has a store in Leeds on trinity, Albion Street, has launched a nationwide jewellery design competition, Future Makers, to help find the next generation of jewellery makers. This exciting competition is open to all aspiring jewellery designers and makers, with entrants invited to submit a commercial jewellery design which will be manufactured by ROX in their jewellery workshop. The winner will also receive a four week internship with the jeweller.... read more

Posted: 19 October 2021

Everything you need to know about wedding traditions

Everything you need to know about wedding traditions

Traditions have played a huge part in weddings for hundreds of years, with more recent, modern weddings incorporating a mix of both old and new. With the wedding season in full swing, here's some of the most popular wedding traditions, looking at their origins as well as modern alternatives. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we still love some of the classics, such as exchanging the rings and having a wedding cake, but would happily say cheerio to the father-daughter dance and throwing the bouquet! Have a read and see how many you want to keep!... read more

Posted: 13 October 2021

The fab four in Wedding Planning Apps

The fab four in Wedding Planning Apps

Post-lockdowns, couples are still rejoicing in the fact that being restriction free means it's full steam ahead with wedding planning - without the impending doom of cancellations and postponements! Whether you're nearlyweds, or just engaged, planning a wedding can be a daunting task; however, there's a whole host of useful Apps that can help you get organised and actually easy the stress of it meaning you can enjoy the wedding planning as much as the day itself! Events specialists AYRE Event Solutions, reveal the fab-four of best apps to download for wedding planning.... read more

Posted: 11 October 2021

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

Wedding dreams of being kings and queens of the castle for the big day? Lucky for you, this fairytale ending can come true as the UK is blessed with a whole host of romantic castle wedding venues. Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone analysed a comprehensive list of castles on wedding planning websites and using hashtag data from Instagram to reveal which venues has the highest number of posts to inspire your big-day wedding venue choice.... read more

Posted: 7 October 2021

Spooky hen and stag do ideas this October from Fizzbox

Spooky hen and stag do ideas this October from Fizzbox

As this year's Halloween draws closer, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we thought it would be fun to share some spooky hen and stag do ideas from Fizzbox.com! Now that lockdowns are over, the hen and stag do parties are back from the dead just in time for the spooky goings on this Halloween. So get your thinking caps on - witches hats! - and get planning a night of a lifetime as there's 18months of no socialising to make up for!... read more

Posted: 7 October 2021

How to choose the perfect gifts for your wedding party

How to choose the perfect gifts for your wedding party

Gifts for the wedding party can often be left to the last minute, however, they can show your guests just how much they mean to the two of you. But where do you start, especially when looking for something truly heartfelt? The gifting experts at www.hampers.com have rounded up some gift inspiration for the different members of your wedding party, which here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think will go down an absolute treat with your loved ones...... read more

Posted: 5 October 2021

The Countdown Begins: Your Wedding Planning Checklist

The Countdown Begins: Your Wedding Planning Checklist

The process of planning out your dream wedding day is an exciting and exhilarating time that many eagerly look forward to doing their whole life. With this said, it can also be quite a stressful time too, with so many different attributes to your wedding needing to be organised and thought of. Before even contemplating how much your big day will cost and who you're going to invite, the questions of where and how to even start planning your wedding is something on everyone's mind at first. Thanks to technology impacting the majority of aspects in our day-to-day lives, there are an abundance of wedding planner apps you can use. Making your wedding planner checklist only a finger tap away at all times. With restrictions on wedding guest numbers recently lifted alongside an end to all social distancing rules, we're beginning to return to normal. Here, we present a step-by-step guide to your wedding planning checklist and outline when exactly the right time to plan for the next step is.... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

Top suit trends for the groom by tailoring specialists Pritchards

Top suit trends for the groom by tailoring specialists Pritchards

With more than 185 years of tailoring experience, Pritchards Menswear has worked through the decades supporting groomsmen in looking and feeling their best on their wedding day. With each passing year - and each passing wedding season - the team have had the pleasure and excitement of navigating both the nuanced and bold changes in fashion, as well as the shifts in wedding tradition that have made space for further expressionism and creativity in the age-old art of tailoring.Edward Pritchard, owner of Pritchards Menswear says, "While shifts in fashion and societal trends naturally occur over time, the last two years have dramatically challenged many of the traditional aspects of weddings, be it the size, the location, or the level of formality involved. With many cancelling, rescheduling, or downsizing their wedding celebrations, society has seemingly embraced the smaller, the hyper-personal, and the bespoke in a new and exciting way.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

Festive preserves from Masham

Festive preserves from Masham

Rosebud Preserves of Masham and Two Dales Bakery of Reeth, in the adjoining dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale, have collaborated to create the very best quality, festive mince pies for this upcoming festive season. A must-for winter weddings to accompany the drinks reception – or perhaps favours and gifts ideas – they are hand-crafted at the artisan bakery from a sweet all butter short crust pastry, using organic flour from Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire and free-range eggs from Wensleydale. They are generously filled with Rosebud Preserves delicious almond and orange mincemeat. Eight pies are presented in an elegant grey gift box priced £9.95. What's more, Rosebud Preserves has also launched a new chutney and new gift set ranges.... read more

Posted: 28 September 2021

Yorkshire's finest becomes new spa addition

Yorkshire's finest becomes new spa addition

Perfect for a spot of pre- or -post-wedding pampering, Spabreaks.com has added new luxury locations to its Elysium Collection ideal for exclusive days and breaks at the UK's top spa venues.Overlooking the estate's rolling hills and dramatic lake, the Nàdarra Spa is aptly named with the Gaelic word for 'nature'. The perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect, the spa boasts elegant facilities including a thermal suite with Himalayan salt sauna and Finnish sauna, two outdoor infinity pools and a private spa garden with baths and relaxation areas. From £214.50 per person, minimum of two people, guests can enjoy one night's bed and breakfast stay in a Signature Room, one-hour and 45 minutes use of the spa facilities, as well as a soothing 60-minute bespoke treatment. After a day relaxing, guests can also head to The View Restaurant to complete the experience with £25 allowance towards a delicious meal, before returning for a restful night.... read more

Posted: 23 September 2021

North Yorkshire wedding venue's new accommodation

North Yorkshire wedding venue's new accommodation

Hornington Manor, a North Yorkshire wedding venue, has welcomed eight themed Shepherd Huts to add to its accommodation offering. Perfect for big-day guests, or newlyweds post-vows looking for a staycation retreat, each hut takes inspiration from Yorkshire and beyond with themes ranging from Arabia to the 1940s. The huts offer escapism to guests by portraying exciting new locations and eras.The first hut, The Fenton, takes its name from an aerodrome just outside of Hornington, which served as a frontline fighter station in the1940s. This hut is embellished with memorabilia of wartime Britain, including artwork of the country's finest planes; while The Egyptologist hut is inspired by Yorkshireman and writer George Sandys, one of the first to suggest that the pyramids may be great tombs. The hut is influenced by treasures and artefacts found in the country. These are just two of the inspiring themes that guests can enjoy.... read more

Posted: 21 September 2021

Gifting etiquette for wedding guests this season

Gifting etiquette for wedding guests this season

Attending the wedding of a friend or family member is one of life's privileges, so choosing an appropriate gift to honour their big day is an important task. Of course, being a wedding guest comes with its own list of wed-min, from booking accommodation to selecting outfits and more - particularly if you find yourself in the 'inner circle' or bridal party! So, that all-important gift is often left until the last minute. This is why the gifting experts at hampers.com have put together their ultimate guide to finding the perfect wedding present for the happy couple. Spoiler alert: It's not essential to stick to the gift list!... read more

Posted: 17 September 2021

G-inspired getaways at Yorkshire hotel

G-inspired getaways at Yorkshire hotel

Warner Leisure Hotels has curated a series of events at all 14 of its properties across the UK, combining botanicals and live entertainment to give staycationers a gincredible getaway. Perfect for pre- or post-wedding get-togethers, it's never to early to plan ahead. Next June 2022, Nidd Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire, is hosting LATE & LIVE Festival of Gin, starring Lionel – A Tribute To Lionel Richie and Totally Toto, plus party dancing, acoustic sets and leisurely days.The Warner Festivals of Gin promise to be just the tonic for both ginthusiasts and the soon-to-be converted, but fans are being warned to book early as the events have already sold out at some properties.... read more

Posted: 16 September 2021

Your chance to win a honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives

Your chance to win a honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives

Courtesy of the luxury Maldivian resort brand, Coco Collection, is hosting a competition for all those couples that tied the knot in 2020 but were unable to celebrate with a honeymoon due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. The honeymoon competition, launching on 14th September at 12 noon Maldives Time, ending two weeks later on 27th September (also noon MVT) is open to anyone who married in 2020 (proof required) and missed out on a honeymoon; the prize includes: seven nights in a Coco Residence on Full Board including return airport transfers,a refreshing welcome cocktail on arrival, a bottle of Champagne & a tropical fruit platter on arrival, special bed decoration, choice of a complimentary, in-Villa Champagne breakfast or a romantic three-course candlelit dinner,15% discount on all treatments at the Coco Spa and a special gift.... read more

Posted: 15 September 2021

Boots Photo ultimate wedding day gifts

Boots Photo ultimate wedding day gifts

After the last 18 months, when the big day finally arrives you're going to want savour every moment and capture it on camera. After all the hardwork of wedding planning, and spending wisely on your wedding photographer, what more can be done with those memorable wedding pictures? Boots has a new wedding range of photo gifts perfect for newlyweds. From the hen do, to the pre-wedding photo shoot, to the big day and even the honeymoon there will be hundreds of pictures to utilise and make the most of these products...... read more

Posted: 15 September 2021

New staycation property in Yorkshire Wolds

New staycation property in Yorkshire Wolds

Kipling House Barn, in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, opened in June 2021 following a two-year conversion of a former granary and is based on a working farm. It's the perfect rural holiday retreat for large groups pre- or post-vows and comprises eight luxury en suite bedrooms, living areas with panoramic views, a large fully equipped farm house kitchen and a walled landscaped garden and courtyard area featuring a hot tub with garden views.The barn's expansive square footage inside and out, is ideal for all ages (and well behaved dogs) and is the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds, Coast and Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors, East Yorkshire's picturesque towns and villages, the historic city of York and the former fishing port of Hull.... read more

Posted: 14 September 2021

Yorkshire ranks 3rd for seaside hotspots

Yorkshire ranks 3rd for seaside hotspots

McCarthy Stone (www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk) surveyed 2,700 people to find which of the most popular seaside towns came out as the UK's favourite – and our very own Yorkshire coast has come third! Blessed with ample countryside and also glorious coastline, Yorkshire not surprisingly ranks highly-voted, with Salcombe in Devon ranking at number one, Weymouth in Dorset took second place and our very own Whitby, North Yorkshire taking third! As this picture shows, it's a fantastic destination for a pre-wedding photo shoot or a post-wedding getaway.... read more

Posted: 8 September 2021

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

As our wonderful world of weddings adapts to the new normal, eagerly looking to the roadmap ahead, County Wedding Magazines is here to share our readers' beautiful wedding days whatever the size of their guest list. From pre-Covid nuptials to post-lockdown micro-weddings, we want to feature them all, and we need your help! If you would like to see your wedding day featured across four entire pages of one of our magazines then please do get in touch following the link below.... read more

Posted: 3 September 2021

What's that? Even MORE wedspiration from CWM!

What's that? Even MORE wedspiration from CWM!

Here at CMW HQ we're literally never satisfied when it comes to providing our readers with enough wedspiration. Because, really, what is enough? We'd go on forever if we could. So, with that in mind, we've created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, just for you. Find tons of big-day ideas from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings - after all, if we're honest, who doesn't love being a bit nosey! And we haven't stopped there, as you'll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks.... read more

Posted: 27 August 2021

Hipping Hall has appointment a new head chef

Hipping Hall has appointment a new head chef

Hipping Hall has announced the appointment of Peter Howarth as head chef, joining Lancashire's destination restaurant with rooms in October 2021. Howarth will succeed head chef Oli Martin who - following seven wonderful years at Hipping Hall - leaves to pursue his own venture. Howarth joins Hipping Hall following two highly successful years as head chef at The Devonshire Arms' Burlington Restaurant at Bolton Abbey. Complementing his experience, Howarth's time spent travelling the UK and beyond developing dishes that focus heavily on provenance underpinned by classical techniques makes him a choice fit for Hipping Hall, perched on the tri-county borders of Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.... read more

Posted: 19 August 2021

Much-loved TV personality Joe Swash shares what's new in his life, including his wedding plans!

Much-loved TV personality Joe Swash shares what's new in his life, including his wedding plans!

Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon are a TV power couple and seem to be everywhere right now. Warm, friendly and always making the day brighter when they are on screen, they too have had their fair share of wedding heartache this year. Along with the rest of the country, their wedding too was affected after lockdowns one, two and three! Here, Joe talks about their big-day plans, his oh-so exciting news that he and Stacey are welcoming a baby girl to their brood of boys and his new snack campaign with Peperami... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Get those dancing shoes on - weddings are restriction free!

Get those dancing shoes on - weddings are restriction free!

The day has finally come – wedding ceremonies and celebrations are restriction free! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to sing at the top of your voice: "Celebrate good times... come on!"It's been a long road that many of us have tentatively navigated over the last 16 months; from us here at County Wedding Magzines HQ to suppliers and couples. There's been small highs and many lows, as each glimmer of hope was put out by another government announcement.Lockdown 1.0 turned into 2.0 and then 3.0, wedding guest numbers went from 0 to 12, 15 to 30 and now we can actually invite all of our loved ones, friends and family dear to our hearts to the big day.There's really been no better time to say 'I do', not only will it be mask free (personal choice), socially distance-free and rule-free; but it will be a true celebration of marriage, a union of friends and family, love and friendship.... read more

Posted: 19 July 2021

CAST jewellery reopens its Sheffield studio

CAST jewellery reopens its Sheffield studio

Based in Sheffield, CAST offer the ultimate jewellery-making experience for your wedding rings or on-the-day jewellery, with customers able to create their pieces in wax before the company cast them in recycled silver, gold or platinum. While they've been offering their make-at-home jewellery kits throughout the pandemic, the company is now excited to reopen its Sheffield studio. Here, the CAST team will help you create your wedding bands together while offering all the support you need.... read more

Posted: 6 July 2021

Let the fun be Gin!

Let the fun be Gin!

Looking for summer holiday ginspiration? You can now get that festival feeling without the wellies as Festivals of Gin launch across the UK! Warner Leisure Hotels has curated a series of events at all 14 of its properties across the UK, combining botanicals and live entertainment to give staycationers a gincredible getaway this summer. The group operates 14 luxury castles, manor houses and seaside getaways across the UK, and is set to bring together up to 30 gins at each of its indoor and outdoor festival bars. With old favourites such as Gordon's Gin, alongside artisan and craft gins such as Roku Gin from Japan and Brooklyn Gin from USA, the team has scoured the globe to hand pick the best on the market.... read more

Posted: 6 July 2021

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