All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Yorkshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
A hit with celebrity fans such as Sarah Jayne Dunn, Jennifer Metcalfe and Charlotte Dawson, the Titanic Spa located in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, is launching new spring spa breaks for May 2022. Priced from £169 per person (including a free 55 minute treatment), these spa breaks are perfect as a luxurious spring escape with impeccable green credentials - famous for being both sustainable and eco friendly, the Titanic Spa is ideal for those looking for some eco-luxe indulgence!
Posted: 14 April 2022
In 2018, florist Karon Breckon decided to focus on weddings. Karon explains, "I'd been inspired when I attended a Wedding Business Retreat with Tallulah Rose Flower School down in Bath. I was completely smitten by the style and ethos of the teaching. I was also introduced to British flowers and a more sustainable way of creating flower designs. I love this style of floristry design. And so Meadows and Mulberry Weddings was born." During the intervening time, 2018 – 2021, Karon has learned her craft, taken part in workshops, created wedding flowers with British flowers at every opportunity as well as get involved in wedding shoots to further enhance her skill set, adopting a more eco-friendly method of creating flowers, avoiding single use plastic.
Posted: 12 April 2022
Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for 'square neck wedding dress' exploded 1,556% on the 9th of April, just hours after Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham married at her family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida. A new finding by fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics reveals that online interest for 'square neck wedding dress' skyrocketed sixteen times the average volume in the first few hours after the couple tied the knot, an unprecedented spike in the public searching to mirror the bride's elegant custom-made Valentino gown.
Posted: 11 April 2022
Brits are on the fence about Brooklyn Beckham's £3 million wedding this weekend, with over half suggesting under £10,000 is adequate for a wedding allowance. As Nicola's father Nelson Peltz foots the bill, over four times the amount David and Victoria spent on theirs in 1999, we surveyed 1,000 Brits to ask how much they think is a reasonable amount to spend on a wedding day. The research, from event experts Gazeboshop found 23% of Brits cap their wedding budget at £5,000, while the majority of those planning weddings are happy to stretch to £10,000 for their celebration.
Posted: 10 April 2022
Fresh from winning Taste Master at The Spirits Business' Gin Masters Awards 2021, having been awarded the world's best gin by a panel of independent judges who described the gin as simply "stunning". 2022 sees the lauded brand offer their gin in stylish gifting options with a personalised dedication and miniature bottles which are great as wedding favours. Elephant Gin offers a gift that both tastes great and is one of a kind, 15% of the profit from each bottle also gives back to foundations that work to protect African elephants (they've raised nearly £1m to date)
Posted: 7 April 2022
Following a 1,000 per cent increase in interest for the term 'latest wedding cake trends'¹ in the past 12 months, event specialists AYRE Event Solutions, based in Leeds, delve into the most popular wedding cake designs for 2022. With full-scale weddings back up and running, having a show-stopping cake is more important than ever. If you're walking down the aisle this year and in the process of finalising your menu, you must ensure that you are up to date with the latest trends so you can choose the perfect wedding cake.
Posted: 5 April 2022
During the pandemic, temporary measures were introduced to the wedding scene to allow more flexibility and couples to proceed with their wedding even under lockdown laws.
Weddings were permitted to be conducted outdoors at certain licensed venues across England and Wales, which meant couples could still marry safely during the lockdowns.
In an exciting move towards helping couples have the wedding of their dreams, outdoor weddings at licensed venues will be legalised permanently as of 6th April 2022, under The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2022.
Posted: 4 April 2022
We all remember the lockdown TikTok dance routines that everyone copied and shared on the app - also the start of the County Wedding Magazines' teams' obsession with The Weeknd's Blinding Lights track! But did you know, how much the app is actually used to help couples plan their wedding days? The hashtag #WeddingHacks has a whopping 103 million views on TikTok. From ways to keep your wedding stress free, to theme and location inspiration, the app is clearly a source of enlightenment for couples planning their weddings worldwide.
Posted: 4 April 2022
Looking for a relaxing pre- or post-wedding getaway with friends or loved ones? Classic Lodges has recently launched its new cottages at Grinkle Park. Grinkle Park Hotel is a stunning and luxurious baronial country house set in 35 acres of land between the North Yorkshire Moors and villages and beaches of the coast.
There are three new cottages: Gatekeepers, Low Moor House and Gardeners Rest. All are have been creatively designed and furnished to a high standard offering comfort and luxury.
Posted: 1 April 2022
The wedding sector like many others suffered a huge setback when the Pandemic struck in March 2020 but unlike other industries, events were rescheduled rather than cancelled.
With that in mind, a significant increase in weddings is expected this year as long awaited plans are put into action to trigger the much discussed 'Wedding Boom' and with that comes the rise in belated hen, stag, sten and hag dos - get ready to par-tay like it's 2022!
Posted: 31 March 2022
Those seeking a Yorkshire getaway for some R&R can find serenity at boutique bolthole hotel, No.1 by GuestHouse, York. Complete with a cocooning spa located beneath the arches away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, guests are greeted with an instantly warming welcome and down-to-earth treatments. The boutique hotel boasts huge, dreamy sash windows, higher-than-high ceilings, a sweeping central staircase, and ivy around the door. Its grand-but-friendly face is full of charm and makes the perfect base for a home away from home escape.
Posted: 29 March 2022
With the world becoming more conscious of its own environmental impact, it's no wonder that sustainable weddings have been growing in popularity over the years. The alternative can also be a lot cheaper helping to make your wedding more affordable as well as eco-friendly.
A new study by Money.co.uk has revealed the most popular sustainable wedding trends on Pinterest, from sustainable confetti and invites, to rings, decorations and favours here's exactly what sustainable wedding inspiration people are saving and searching for in preparation for their big day...
Posted: 28 March 2022
Still searching for the perfect make-up artist to ensure you look nothing but spectacular for your big day? Your Yorkshire Wedding chats to Laura Dickey, a bridal beauty expert based in Leeds with over six years' experience in the field.
Graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2016 after studying Make-Up for Media and Performance, Laura has since built up her freelance bridal clientele while working on TV and advertising campaigns, as well as adding a host of celebrities and influences to her portfolio.
Posted: 23 March 2022
Finding the perfect gift for our mum's can be a difficult, as finding a gift to thank her for everything she does seems like an impossible task especially with all the help and support on hand during the wedding planning process and the big day itself.
Leading gifting specialists Farrar and Tanner has a large selection of gifts for her that can be engraved with a heartfelt message to show her how much you care.
Ideal for Mother's Day and wedding day 'thank you' gifts, give back with a personalised handpicked, gift-wrapped present, delivered straight to you or directly to your mum.
Posted: 23 March 2022
With 2022 predicted to be the summer of love for weddings, after two years of postponed I dos, there's going to be a whole host of wedding inspiration to whet the appetite of nearlyweds-to-be.
Whether you already have your venue or know your colour scheme, research by Diys.com has revealed that the top wedding trend for 2022 is all-things vintage! Likely driven by our obsession with Netflix' Bridgerton, we just can't get enough of regal pomp and splendour.
Read on to find out what we should be looking out for in 2022!
Posted: 21 March 2022
Helping wedding planners with the important element of any wedding, Cosy Cottage Soap based in Malton, Yorkshire has introduced a stunning selection of eco-wedding favours, including candle, lip balm and soap bundles. The Cosy Cottage sample box has been created with the opportunity to try products and consider the colours, styles and mix of favours to complement individual wedding themes. Fifty per cent of the sample box is refundable on future orders of 20 favours or more.
Posted: 17 March 2022
New research from Wealthify has found that just over a third (35.7%) of parents in the UK plan to contribute financially to their children's weddings.
More than 40% of parents in the UK plan to contribute between £1,000 and £5,000 with an additional quarter planning to contribute between £5,000 to £15,000 on their children's big days. A further 1 in 10 plan to fork out a substantial £15,000 to £30,000.
In a post-pandemic world, where many celebrations were cancelled or postponed, Brits are celebrating their nuptials in a big way. Data shows that we are spending more than ever, and London parents are the most generous on average, willing to cough up £14,757.14 to see their children tie the knot.
Posted: 16 March 2022
With St. Patrick's Day approaching on 17th March, Pandora is marking the occasion with its very own four-leaf clover charm. Symbolic of either love, hope, faith or luck, this four-leaf clover is certainly one you'll want to keep.
Pandora's 'Four-Leaf Clover' charm is the perfect gift for those celebrating this St Patrick's Day, crafted with sparkling green pavé crystals against a shining sterling silver. Each leaf forms a heart in the clover, with the back covered in micro-beads for a reversible design.
With Yorkshire based stores in Harrogate, York and Doncaster you can either pop in store or take a look on the company's website!
Posted: 15 March 2022
One positive that came from Covid affecting the wedding industry, and trust us there are not many, was that it highlighted how archaic our weddings laws are in the UK and how badly they needed modernising to reflect couples' desires.Temporary legislation allowing outdoor civil weddings and partnerships to take place outside of a permanent structure such as a pagoda, has been in place since last summer. At the time it allowed Covid-secure weddings to go ahead, however, the move was so widely received that from April it will be a permanent change.
Posted: 15 March 2022
After two years of postponed and cancelled weddings, here at County Wedding Magazines' HQ we just can't get enough of all things wedding and with 2022 set to be a bumper year of love and nuptials we're in for a treat.
What's more, for a complete wedding fix, we've turned to TV star and Sunday Times Top 20 bestselling author Georgia Toffolo's fourth and final instalment in the Meet Me In series, where saying 'I do' is just the beginning...
Posted: 15 March 2022
Choosing your wedding date is one of the most important things when it comes to planning your wedding. We are very quickly moving from traditional etiquette into a society where we are far more flexible with these. Award Winning UK Wedding Planner - Illy Goodall from Illy Elizabeth Weddings shares her insight into whether you should get married on Mother's Day.
There are certain days within the year that you should try to avoid getting married, however with the backlog of weddings this year we are using any given date possible. Whilst I don't think there is personally anything wrong with setting the date for Mother's Day, it can be inconvenient for some people who wish to spend this day with family.
Posted: 14 March 2022
The Grand, York are delighted to announce it has won 'Large Hotel of the Year' at this year's Visit York Tourism Awards.
The prestigious Visit York Tourism Awards ceremony returned on Thursday 3rd March 2022 with the best of York's businesses going head-to-head to win one of 15 trophies. The event shines a spotlight on excellence in York's tourism sector and rewards outstanding service, innovation, quality and resilience.
Posted: 10 March 2022
Online sweetie wholesaler Wholesale Sweets is helping couples create the tastiest sweets table for their guests to enjoy on their wedding day. Sweets tables are a great way to give guests another treat at wedding receptions and over the years they've become extremely popular. Kathryn Hague from Wholesale Sweets said: "We understand that catering to your guests is an important part of your wedding day so we wanted to give couples some tips on how to create a gorgeous sweets table that guests will keep coming back to...
Posted: 9 March 2022
Tadcaster hat shop Simply Devine is celebrating in style. Liz Devine-Wright has taken the overall titles of Specialist Wedding Supplier of the Year and Wedding Boutique & Accessories Supplier of the Year in the English Wedding Awards 2022.
Liz collected her two trophies at a ceremony held in the Mercure Piccadilly Manchester Hotel. This is the fourth win for Liz at the English Wedding Awards, as she took the overall titles after winning the Yorkshire regional heats, beating competition from suppliers from the north east and north west.
Posted: 8 March 2022
21st-century glamping comes with free-standing baths, yoga classes and hot tubs, a far cry from traditional camping holidays and can offer a luxurious experience with great value for money.
Discover the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside with a stay at this luxury ensuite shepherd's hut, set amidst three acres of woodlands and ponds. Relax into pure organic cotton and natural wool bedding, whip up tasty treats in the cozy kitchen and enjoy a private ensuite shower room. With yoga classes also available on site and ample opportunity to explore the local surroundings on foot, Strawberry Safari Shepherds Huts has everything needed for a re-energising retreat.
Posted: 3 March 2022