All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Yorkshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
The Good Hotel Guide (https://www.goodhotelguide.com/) has revealed its annual list of 12 César winners with Morston Hall in Holt taking home the award for the Best Hotel in East Anglia. In addition, properties in the region feature heavily in the Editor's Choice lists, including The Rose & Crown at Snettisham in the Pubs with Rooms category and Congham Hall near King's Lynn making the top properties with impressive Gardens roll.
Posted: 10 November 2022
We all love a wedding! After two years of covid and postponed big-days, 2022 was a bumper year for nuptials with more taking place than ever! The team at Fenwick has delved into the true cost of attending weddings that aren't your own. Have you ever wondered how much the average person spends? By surveying 1,000 people, the study reveals how much Brits are spending on each wedding they attend.
Posted: 9 November 2022
Brides and grooms to-be are ditching large weddings and instead opting for smaller, more intimate occasions, data from the five-star hotel The Grand, York reveals. The luxury hotel's Wedding Coordinator, Gail Bradley, has shared her 10 top tips on how to host an intimate wedding. The five-star hotel analysed all weddings held at the hotel between 2016-2022 to find the average guest count in 2022 compared to previous years. The amount of day and evening guests are both down since 2021 by 19 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.
Posted: 8 November 2022
It's fair to say that cake is a universal dessert - from birthdays, weddings and anniversaries there's no better way to celebrate an important occasion than with cake. The best part about this yummy dessert is that it can be enjoyed at any time, whether it's after lunch or dinner, or if you're feeling adventurous - maybe even for breakfast! Everyone has their favourite flavours, their go-to for any celebration and this is why this wonderful delicacy has become customary for all kinds of events. Quite simply because it tastes great and is guaranteed to hit the spot! Cake is truly the best dessert, but did you know the way you cut your cake can actually say a lot about your personality traits? The cake connoisseurs at Sponge.co.uk have revealed what your cake-cutting etiquette says about you. From the traditional slice, to using props in a weird and wonderful way – this list will be sure to keep you thinking for when you next cut into your next spongey treat.
Posted: 7 November 2022
Whether you're a wedding guest or it's your own big day, sore feet and rubbing heels can get in the way of you having the time of your life on the dancefloor. With these five top tips from Rachel Clinkard — of family-run shoe company Charles Clinkard — you can give your feet some more TLC during wedding season. Weddings are some of the most memorable days of our lives, so it's important that we enjoy these special occasions without the distraction of sore feet or painful shoes. However, from dancing the night away to that all-important walk down the aisle, we tend to be on our feet all day. To help you stay comfortable and celebrate into the small hours, here are five of my top tips for looking after your feet at weddings.
Posted: 4 November 2022
When it comes to planning your wedding the team at Colour Me Beautiful knows only too well that dressing your bridesmaids for your big day can be beset with difficulties. Here Cliff Bashforth sets out his advice on how to avoid the pit falls. It is an honour to be a bridesmaid, and often those you have asked will be as excited as you are. Shopping for bridesmaids' outfits can be a fun experience for you all, although you will need a clear idea of what you want them to look like because they will frame you in your wedding photographs. Happy bridesmaids make good photographs, so ensuring they are comfortable in what they are wearing will guarantee everyone is radiant on the day.
Posted: 2 November 2022
This November, No.1, York is launching an Afternoon Sea - a quirky take on the traditional afternoon tea experience, but with seafood and rose wine! Running on Saturday 12th November, No.1, York will be serving fresh seafood (think oysters, smoked salmon scones, tempura prawns and garlicky scallops) alongside a bottomless supply of ice-cold rosé. And only for £35 per person. What a delicious treat for hens, newlyweds or the parents of the bride or groom!
Posted: 1 November 2022
It's not always easy to decide on your wedding theme, and searches for 'wedding ideas' have seen a +23% increase in the past twelve months. To offer some inspiration, thortful.com have collated the best dream wedding ideas for each star sign! Perhaps you're a Taurus, and would love to be married in a mansion, or a Leo dreaming of a castle wedding? astrologer, Inbaal Hongiman, to reveal the dream wedding for each star sign in order to provide some inspiration for those planning their big day.
From Leos' wanting to get married in an opulent castle to Sagittarius' eloping on a beach, here are the weddings each star sign dreams of having
Posted: 28 October 2022
Hada Labo Tokyo's skincare products are minimalist, bottling up quality ingredients that women of all ages swear by - making a perfect gift for Christmas or a new regime pre-wedding! With products that boast a next-generation multi-layer hyaluronic acid formula which penetrates the multiple layers of the skin with healthy hydration. A well as online, you can nip into your local Superdrug to pick up the range!
Posted: 27 October 2022
For the first time in its history, guests are now able to take over The Hall at Bolton Abbey on an exclusive-use basis, the ultimate secluded private escape. Steeped in history, it is situated in 28,000 acres of Yorkshire Dales and has been the holiday home for the Dukes of Devonshire and their families since the 18th century. Home to 12 individually designed rooms, ten of which have been redecorated by acclaimed designer Rita Konig, all boasting spectacular views of the gardens and the romantic 12th-century Bolton Priory Church and ruins.
Posted: 25 October 2022
Anxious brides and grooms-to-be have been offered top tips on beating their wedding nerves and getting a good night's sleep ahead of their all important day. The fitted furniture experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have provided their tips to those who are likely to be overcome by nerves, affecting their sleep. Among the nerve-busting tips are incorporating sleep inducing scents into your room, planning a pre-bed workout and avoiding spicy foods. Nic Shacklock, from Online-Bedrooms.co.uk said: "Pre-wedding nerves often lead to a lack of sleep ahead of what is regarded as the most important day of many people's lives.
Posted: 24 October 2022
Fox & Butler – purveyors of luxury greeting cards – has unveiled its new collection of notebooks, journals and jotter pads marking the brands arrival into the premium stationery sector. Building on the success of the brand's launch at Spring Fair, the range has expanded to 65 cards in the collection which have proved to be a huge hit with retailers and consumers alike. The new collection of stationery is the first of its kind for Fox & Butler and has been developed in response to customers wanting luxurious yet understated paper goods that embodies both sophistication and a modern design sensibility.
Posted: 20 October 2022
As the trend for table scaping grows - a trend we love here at CWM HQ - your wedding day is the perfect time to create stunning table displays for dining in style! Whichever trend your wedding table décor follows, iconic British cutlery brand, Viners®, has cutlery in an array of styles, shapes and finishes to complete your look. Steeped in British heritage, the much-loved brand's elegant and durable cutlery is made from the finest materials, with a guarantee of excellence across all products.
Posted: 19 October 2022
The historic Grade II listed Hornington Manor, welcomes a stunning new addition to their magical North Yorkshire venue – a beautiful Oak framed ceremony barn. Built in conjunction with Yorkshire Oak Frames, the barn features a vaulted ceiling with incredible whalebone, oak framed arches. The barn began life as home to newborn spring lambs at Hornington's farm, now stylishly converted to welcome the birth of new love stories, offering a characterful and unforgettable setting to wedding couples starting a lifetime of happiness together
Posted: 18 October 2022
The positive impact wedding has emerged as a significant matrimonial trend of 2022 and Social Pantry, the female-led, London-based sustainable catering firm (a business working to become the first zero-waste catering company) is quietly revolutionising how weddings are planned and celebrated by putting sustainability at the heart of how wedding food is selected and prepared. Alex Head, CEO & Founder, Social Pantry – who herself is getting married in October – and Sarah Turner, Head Chef, Social Pantry have all the tips on how to plan a sustainable wedding menu regardless of budget. Please see below for top tips and if you're interested, we'd love to give you the opportunity to cover Alex's wedding as a case study.
At a time when climate change and monetary inflation are impacting weddings, sustainability has never been more relevant for couples wanting to be environmentally and socially responsible.
Posted: 17 October 2022
Since falling in love with wedding photography six years ago after photographing a friend's wedding, Rebecca Searle, has gone on to photograph around 30 weddings every year. She has accumulated over 12,200 followers on her Instagram, and her talent has also been recognised by Professional Photo Magazine, naming her as one of the Top 50 British Wedding Photographers of 2022. Every wedding is beautiful, no matter big or small, but having planned her own wedding on the Amalfi Coast 8 years ago, intimate weddings hold a particularly special place in Rebecca's heart. Whether it's a huge wedding with 200 family and friends, or a super cool intimate ceremony with a handful of people, both have their own beauty and benefits".
Posted: 14 October 2022
The UK's first eco Spa, Titanic Spa, situated within the natural landscape of Pennine in Yorkshire has launched its new Bamboo Tension Release Massage to its expansive treatment menu. Specifically designed to target muscle tension, the treatment uses natural bamboo to accentuate the effects of traditional massage while stimulating blood circulation for improved recovery and healing. One of the fastest growing plants on earth, bamboo has long been associated with ancient China for its powerful healing properties.
Posted: 13 October 2022
There are always misconceptions about a north vs south divide, but apparently when it comes to love there is! A study by confused.com analysed government data to reveal the UK areas with the most marriages. When looking at where in the UK has the most weddings per person, one place stands out, which is Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, with 2,770 weddings per 100,000 people. Dumfries and Galloway are close to Gretna Green, which is traditionally identified with couples eloping from England, which is likely to be why many couples choose to tie the knot here. Another Scottish area comes in second, with Argyll and Bute hosting 1,165 weddings per 100,000 people each year. Located on the west coast of Scotland, Argyll and Bute is a unique area to get married. Here you can be wed on the beach, in a historic church or castle, or on the famous Mull of Kintyre. The most common wedding destination outside of Scotland is Kensington and Chelsea, in London with a marriage rate of 1077 per 100,000.
Posted: 12 October 2022
The Red Lion in Burnsall is the latest property to be welcomed into the 200-year-old Daniel Thwaite family. Is there any better escape than a cosy 16th Century Inn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales? The rooms at The Red Lion are full of charm, most with beautiful views over the village green. After a day exploring the Dales, nothing beats some delicious hearty grub in this cosy inn. Showcasing the best producers from the local area, the restaurant (just the right side of chintz) is at the heart of this historical, much-loved building. Whether you'd go for a Steak and Thwaites ale pie followed by a sticky toffee pudding, or sauteed seabass fillets followed by a delicious crème brulee, the brimming plates are hearty enough. For those who enjoy walking, The Dales Way passes through Burnsall on its way to nearby Grassington, or you can walk southwards to Appletreewick and beyond. The town of Skipton is also nearby.
Posted: 11 October 2022
Professional photographer Rebecca Carpenter won the inaugural Wedding Album of the Year competition with a stunning set of images in a book printed and produced by Henley Albums. The new award was set up by The Photography Show to celebrate the talent and craft of professional wedding photographers and album makers, and championing the power of print, with the finalists being displayed at this year's show at the NEC. Rachel Carpenter, who describes herself as a destination wedding and elopement photographer, shot her winning album for her clients Helena & Mark, who got married in Las Vegas.
Posted: 10 October 2022
Neutrogena® introduces Clear & Defend+, the first-ever Neutrogena® range committed to combating acne marks and providing healthier-looking skin in just one week. The range, which includes the Clear & Defend+ Facial Wash and the Clear & Defend+ Daily Serum, was created to smoothen the appearance of unwanted marks and uneven skin caused by acne breakouts, all while improving skin tone and boosting radiance. The Neutrogena brand is available on your local high street at all local Boots, Superdrug, and Sainsbury's based in Yorkshire.
Posted: 6 October 2022
Ever since De Beers launched their infamous campaign in 1947 and Marilyn Monroe sang that they were 'a girl's best friend' diamonds have taken centre stage as the engagement gemstone of choice. However, long before this, sapphires reigned supreme. Said to symbolise romance and fidelity and a favourite of ancient Greeks and Egyptian royalty, this versatile gem has a rich history and is steeped in mythology. And sure, while diamonds may be a girl's best friend, sapphires are fit for a princess. Sapphires feature in the Crown Jewels and arguably the most iconic engagement ring in modern Royal history, Princess Diana's 12-carat oval cut deep blue gem, now sits lovingly on Kate Middleton's ring finger. Coveted by Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor, Penelope Cruz, Elizabeth Hurley and (let's be honest) British royalty Victoria Beckham, it's no doubt that sapphires are back in style. So, why should you ditch the diamond and snap up a sapphire instead? From greater versatility, durability, ethical credits, and, most importantly, easier on the purse strings, Claire Beatson, general manager of independent and ethical jeweller Nightingale reveals five reasons why you should take notes from the royals, and invest in a sapphire ring.
Posted: 4 October 2022
Marsden Fringe Festival has scored a musical hat-trick this year with three of the UK's leading jazz musicians on one billing. TRYPL, playing Saturday 8th October at 7pm, Marsden Mechanics, is an exciting collaboration between trombonist and composer Trevor Mires, trumpeter Ryan Quigley and saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Paul Booth.The band have played, recorded and toured with many of THE biggest names in the business including Quincy Jones, Ron Carter, Aretha Franklin, Harry Connick Jr, George Michael, Sir Tom Jones, Gregory Porter, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams, to name a few.
Posted: 28 September 2022
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
Fresh sea air and the finest fish and chips on the planet has to be exactly what the doctor ordered for this weekend (Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th September) when Whitby in North Yorkshire hosts a special festival celebrating the town's fishing heritage with good food, sea shanties galore and the chance to go behind the scenes at boatbuilders and a lobster hatchery! 2022 will be the second time the festival has taken place in person (there was a virtual festival in 2021), giving visitors a chance once again to taste for themselves the bounty of sea-food caught by local independent fishermen, fresh from the boat.
Posted: 23 September 2022