All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Yorkshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
The wedding fayre at Tong Park Hotel, takes place on November 6th at 11am-3pm. All are welcome to attend. Set within the charming village of Tong in West Yorkshire, Tong Park Hotel is surrounded by quiet views of the beautiful countryside. It's located between Leeds and Bradford and close to the M1 and M62. With 56 bedrooms, a large suite and Grand Marquee, it can offer wedding packages for 40 to 300 people. The striking building, a former vicarage, is ivy clad and boasts grounds and events which blend the traditional and the new. To arrange a viewing or for more information please call 0113 285 9303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: https://tongparkhotel.co.uk
Posted: 21 September 2022
Hen-dos provide a great opportunity to bring together your nearest and dearest for pre-wedding celebration and excitement. However, with many brides now opting for more exotic or expensive locations for their celebrations, the cost of a hen-do can quickly add up. Anita Naik, Savings Expert at VoucherCodes.co.uk, has some great tips on how to make savings on your upcoming hen-party: Take advantage of drinks packages – Nightclubs are synonymous with hen-dos, however entry and drinks can get pretty pricey. Venues will often offer discounts on pre-purchased drinks packages so it's worth checking what deals you can strike before getting there.
Posted: 21 September 2022
With Breast Cancer Awareness month approaching, Cliff Bashforth, managing director of Colour Me Beautiful, shares his top tips on how to wear pink!
"The key to wearing pink is to ensure that it doesn't wear you, says Cliff, "Cooler skin tones look amazing in cerise or hot pinks, indeed most shades from dusty rose to bright fuchsia, whilst warmer skin tones will always look their best in coral or salmon pinks. Dark hair and bright eyes - opt for the boldest, brightest hues you can find. Hot pink (cool), mango (warm). If your eyes are dark choose a deeper shade such as fuchsia (cool) or salmon pink (warm).
Posted: 20 September 2022
Multi award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Roberto Valenzuela, marine biologist and explorer Cristina Mittermeier and renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior are among the compelling line-up of global speakers at The Photography Show & The Video Show. They will be joined by Jack Harries, Christina Ebenezer, Kaylee Greer and Chase Jarvis among others, who all will share their expertise during this unmissable four-day event showcasing photography, taking place 17th to 20th September 2022 at Birmingham's NEC venue.
Posted: 17 September 2022
The Photography Show & The Video Show is launching its first ever Wedding Album of the Year competition to celebrate the best of the best from all around the country; showcasing the talent and craft of professional photographers and album makers in the UK and championing the power of print. There's nothing like a beautifully designed and presented wedding album to immortalise a couple's special day - a permanent and tangible reminder of those happy memories and moments, to be enjoyed for years to come. Wedding Album of the Year will celebrate these memories and the photographers that captured them.
Posted: 16 September 2022
Attending a wedding can be one of the most joyous times of the year but it can also be one of the most expensive too, from things such as gifts to drinks. The frugal team at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have explored special ways for wedding guests to enjoy the festivities without the worry of overspending. Taking on group initiatives such as splitting the taxi costs and getting a group gift can cut wedding expenses in half. Rebecca Bobbington, online consumer expert from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk said: "We wanted to give those attending a wedding some useful tricks to make the big day less of a financial burden....
Posted: 16 September 2022
At The Photography Show this weekend, Roberto Valenzuela - a photographer, author, and educator based in Beverly Hills, CA - will discuss and demonstrate what to do to transform your photography, and photography business, from average to remarkable. Roberto will share some powerful personal stories that propelled his business into the spotlight in the US and around the world and how to turn your business into a career you can rely on. As a member of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light group, Roberto is one of the most influential photographers in the world. He's developed his unique teaching style by following the same rigorous regimen he developed as a professional concert classical guitarist and educator before becoming a photographer - he believes that it's not talent but deliberate practice that is at the core of skill and achievement!
Posted: 16 September 2022
Planning a wedding requires a lot of careful thought and preparation and deciding a date for it can be up there as one the most important decisions to make. Five-star hotel The Grand, York, has analysed six years of wedding data held at the luxury hotel to reveal that September is the most popular month to get married. To find the most popular month, the five-star hotel analysed more than 160 weddings held at the hotel during 2016-2022 to find out which month hosted the most weddings.
Posted: 15 September 2022
Your wedding day is such a big event, and you'll want the table to really look it's best. Here, Kate Cartwright from tableware brand Burleigh Pottery offers some tips on the trends coming up in 2023, so you can gain some inspiration for your tablescape. Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, and so you'll naturally want everything to be as close to perfect as possible. The tablescape is no exception — your wedding table is where everyone will sit down and celebrate together at your special day, so you'll want it to look beautiful, both for the meal itself and the photos you'll keep to look back on in years to come. Here, we'll go through some new trends in wedding tablescapes for 2023, so that you can get a range of new ideas for how you might design your ideal place settings for yourself and your guests.
Posted: 14 September 2022
Independent luxury fashion retailer Jules B is launching a womenswear store in the centre of Harrogate. The site at 5 Cambridge Crescent opens on 22nd September and will introduce customers to a new and inspiring shopping destination. The two-storey, 3,270 square-foot retail store will showcase the latest collections from an exclusive selection of designer brands. The store's launch event will take place on Thursday 22nd September from 5-8pm. Customers will have the chance to win designer prizes, receive gifts-with-purchase and enjoy a glass of bubbly while browsing the latest luxury collections.
Posted: 13 September 2022
With wedding traditions dying fast, modern couples are truly setting the bar for what's possible at contemporary nuptials. What will always be popular though, is the hen/stag or ('sten' if you're joining forces) do! Although, even these have altered in their format, gone are pub and nightclub crawls till the early morning, and in are wellness breaks, pottery and classes and the much-loved British Brunch! The UK's leading bottomless brunch platform, Bottomless Brunch, has compiled a list of ways you can save costs whilst planning an unforgettable hen party.
Posted: 12 September 2022
Decorative Glass Designer Emma Britton has launched a new glassware collection, Exotic Floral, which is proving very popular amongst guests looking for wedding day gifting ideas.Exotic Floral adds a touch tropical splendour to your table featuring dahlias, red hot pokers, canna lilies and digitalis firebird. This new floral design is inspired by the geometrics and structural beauty of these flowers and is etched on to various glassware items such as high balls, tumblers, wine glasses and champagne coupes - the latter is the perfect gift set of two for newlyweds.
Posted: 9 September 2022
A rural Leeds Children's Charity has achieved a novel fundraising twist by hiring out its farm venue for licensed wedding ceremonies and celebrations. The beautiful Lineham Farm has opened its doors to brides and grooms looking for a charming venue for their wedding at the location's 120 acre farm. Leeds Children's Charity is based at Lineham Farm and every wedding benefits the 2,000 plus local children that the wonderful, supportive charity supports each and every year.
Posted: 8 September 2022
Marking its 30th anniversary this year, the UK Jewellery Awards, organised by jewellery and watch industry title Retail Jeweller, is this country's longest running trade awards event, established in 1992 to recognise the achievements of those working in the jewellery and watch sectors. Berry's Jewellers, which has stores in York, Leeds, Nottingham and Windsor, has won in the coveted Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) category and was praised by the UK Jewellery Awards' expert judging panel for exemplary customer service, a fantastic in-store experience and a great website.
Posted: 6 September 2022
There's no better way to live up to the wedding excitement than making a grand entrance. With over 508K #weddingcar posts on Instagram, there are endless options for couples to be spoilt for choice when picking their dream wedding car. From vintage classics to chic campervans, Avis has analysed and rounded up the most Instagram-worthy cars for your wedding day. These top five wedding cars have also been carefully selected by celebrities to honour their big day, so they have the power to make the couples the 'talk of the town,' on their special day.
Posted: 5 September 2022
Pink Diesel, from the iconic Rosé region of Provence, France, has launched a bespoke label offering to help transform the wine selection on your big day. Personalised with a beautiful illustration these bottles will create a memory that can be cherished and shared with your family and friends. This one of a kind service is designed to help couples #FuelGoodTimes with magnum bottles of expertly crafted light rosé which serve 10 generous glasses for only £32.95 per bottle, plus a £70 design fee.
Posted: 2 September 2022
The UK's first eco spa, Titanic Spa, situated within the natural landscape of Pennine in Yorkshire has introduced an on trend pop up Ice Bath to its 'Heat and Ice Experience', one of the most advanced thermal journeys in the UK. The Ice Bath, which will run for the rest of the summer months, will add to the spa's already expansive hydrothermal journey, that allows guests to achieve complete and utter relaxation, whilst benefitting their health.
Posted: 1 September 2022
Rubys Adorables has two new additions to its fabulous accessories family - the crystal bouquet, for those wanting to keep their boquet forever; and the bling bridal hat - absolutely perfect for hen dos either abroad, a festival or just on a night on the town! No hen do will be complete without one! Furthermore, Rubys Adorables bridal accessories includes an exquisite range of crystal bridal tiaras, headpieces and jewellery - for every part of your bridal journey.
Posted: 30 August 2022
Weddings are one of the costliest events in life which get more expensive year on year. Asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is undoubtedly one of the most exciting parts of the process, however, this can soon chip away at your budget when looking at personalised presents or expensive goodie bags to pop the question to them. To help save some costs, greetings card specialist thortful (thortful.com) has shared five budget-friendly, yet fun and creative ways, to ask your besties to be your bridesmaids. From having a spa day at home to custom fortune cookies, these bridesmaid proposal ideas are sure to get the reaction you want without breaking the bank.
Posted: 29 August 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we do love a good book to get our teeth into - not literally of course, cake's great for that - and the description for this new novel Before I Do from Sophie Cousens already has us hooked! What would you do if the one that got away turned up the night before your wedding? Audrey is marrying Josh; steady, dependable Josh, the love of her life. They share a flat and a bank account, and it's the only relationship that Audrey's ever had that feels like something she can put her trust in. But romance should be full of fireworks, and as the big day approaches, Audrey's found herself wondering if Josh really is 'the one'. So, when Josh's sister Miranda arrives at their rehearsal dinner with Fred - Audrey's 'What If?' guy, the man she met six years ago and had one amazing day with but never saw again - Audrey can't help but see it as a sign.
Posted: 26 August 2022
Luxury Sheffield wedding and events venue, The Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa will host an all-day family extravaganza on 10th September to highlight its recently refurbished outdoor dining facilities to the local community. Billed as a day of fun for all the family, those attending can enjoy a complimentary party menu of pizza, popcorn, and ice cream served throughout the day. A host of activities are available to keep people entertained, including lawn archery and fairground games. Plus, visitors will get the chance to view the indoor wedding and event facilities fully themed for a memorable 'Kenwood' celebration.
Posted: 25 August 2022
With a +360% increase in Brits searching for 'how to hint at an engagement' and a +215% increase for a 'dream wedding'* it seems many Brits are eagerly waiting for their partner to pop the big question – but how long do Brits wait? A new study by greetings card marketplace thortful.com, who polled 1,000 Brits who are either engaged or newly married, revealed just how long you might be waiting for a ring and the nation's true thoughts on everything to do with getting engaged.
The study showed that our partners are proposing 7 months too late as the preferred waiting time is just 2 years. And, on average, Brits would call time on a relationship if they're still not engaged after 5 years of being in a relationship.
Posted: 24 August 2022
A self-confessed "Peperami-obessed" couple tied the knot in style by scrapping tradition and having the UK's first Peperami themed wedding on August 11th. Francesca Brooke-Fenton, 37, and Luke Hindmarch 33, from Leeds are so "genuinely in love with Peperami" they decided to go ahead with quirky theme, which the brand agreed to organise. The wedding saw a meat cake, a Peperami bouquet and a special guest of honour – Youtuber, Yung Filly in attendance. The happy bride walked down the aisle in a green dress embellished with the Peperami mascot Animal on the back, whilst the groom's suit also featured a cheeky message on the back saying 'let's party like an animal.' Even the bridesmaids wore especially made Peperami Roasted Chicken Bites earrings!
Posted: 23 August 2022
Wedding day jitters are normal — but not necessarily welcome! In this article Jo Webber, Herbal Education Lead at Pukka Herbs, shares four natural ways to keep them at bay. Weddings are one of the most significant life events you can go through, so its no surprise that wedding day jitters are so common. Even the most committed couple are bound to get butterflies when standing up in front of everyone they know to say their vows, and no matter how excited you are to tie the knot, nerves before or even during the ceremony are completely normal. That said, no one wants nervousness and anxiety to get in the way of enjoying their big day. But how can you relieve your wedding day jitters in a natural way? Here, I'll share four simple methods for curbing your nerves ahead of a wedding.
Posted: 21 August 2022
With around 60% of UK households owning a pet, it's no surprise that who gets custody of any animals can be a key area of negotiation when relationships break down. Megan Bennie, a solicitor specialising in divorce and family law at Kent law firm Furley Page, said: "For many people a pet is not just an animal, it's a fully-fledged member of the family, so it's no wonder that pets can be a particularly emotive topic for clients when relationships end. Unfortunately, a pet's treatment by the law hasn't kept up with the way they are generally viewed by their owners."
Posted: 20 August 2022