All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Yorkshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
Struggling to find the perfect gift for the couple who has everything this wedding season? Hampers are one of the best wedding gifts for newlyweds because of their practicality, variety, versatility and thoughtfulness. As well as being the perfect personalised and affordable gift that can be done on any budget. Cartwright & Butler's hamper and recipe developer, Karolina Glowacka, has given 8 tips on building the ultimate wedding gift hamper for the newlywed couple to continue to enjoy even months after their big day.
Posted: 16 June 2023
Bowers Mill Aparthotel celebrates the second-year anniversary of its opening this week, marking two years of exceptional service, memorable experiences, and unrivalled hospitality. Over the past two years, Bowers Mill Aparthotel has become a popular choice for both business and leisure travellers seeking a home away from home in the beautiful Calderdale area. Their team's dedication to excellence, attention to detail, and personalised service have set new benchmarks for the hospitality industry in and around West Yorkshire, earning them an enviable reputation for outstanding accommodation amongst visitors worldwide.
Posted: 15 June 2023
The Moments Frame from inkifi is a stylish way to display treasured memories at home, suiting both contemporary and traditional interiors schemes. A 52 aperture premium framed print to showcase the most special moments at home. Perfect for savouring a memory for each week of the year or for celebrating landmark moments like a wedding, a child's first year or photos from treasured holidays.
Posted: 15 June 2023
Whether it's teetotallers, the 'sober curious' or simply those wishing to cut back on the amount of alcohol they consume, dry weddings are an emerging growth market according to one leading events planner who has seen a 28% increase in requests for completely alcohol-free weddings, and a notable focus on alcohol free drinks in weddings that aren't forgoing it altogether. Liz Taylor, CEO of leading wedding and events management company, the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), has been at the forefront of the wedding industry for over thirty-five years and has never seen such demand for no or low alcohol weddings, with requests rising nearly a third in the last two years.
Posted: 14 June 2023
With wedding season upon us, and many people looking for reading inspiration, the experts at Poem Analysis have found the top trending (and least cheesy) wedding readings on TikTok! There are 140.4 million views for the search 'best wedding readings' so you're not the only one if you're struggling with the right words to say on your big day! What's more, there's been 2.6 billion views and counting on #PoetryTok and #WeddingTok has 7.4 billion views and rising with advice for every element of your big day, and 140.4 million of those views are for the search 'best wedding readings'.
Posted: 13 June 2023
Award-winning North Yorkshire-based singing guitarist and events musician Leon Marshall, known for his powerful vocals and toe-tapping original music, started his music career on the open mic scene back in 2005. With his latest release Nobody Better reaching the top 20 of the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and national radio play, Leon is fast becoming a sought after performer for weddings and events.
Posted: 13 June 2023
Weddings cause a surprising amount of waste and CO2 emissions. And, as more and more people consider the effect, many couples are starting to plan greener weddings. Lucille, jewellery expert at ethical jewellery brand Sacet shares eight actionable tips for a more sustainable wedding...Use conflict-free rings and jewellery - consider the ethics of your wedding rings and any other jewellery you may wear on the day. Diamond mining has a devastating impact on the environment and communities. So, choosing conflict-free, lab-grown diamonds, particularly diamonds created using Chemical Vapour Deposition or CVD - a method which requires lower temperatures than the first successful High Pressure, High-Temperature process, which requires a great deal of energy, and recycled metals is the way forward, particularly when it comes to the star of the show, your engagement ring.
Posted: 12 June 2023
Tied the Knot Wedding Gin by Manchester Gin was crafted by founders Seb and Jen to celebrate their own wedding in 2022. Relaunching in time for wedding season as part of the distillery's core range, Tied the Knot contains 11 botanicals in perfect harmony. Juniper-forward, like most of the Manchester Gin range, this very special edition also celebrates the delicate summer flavours of elderflower and hibiscus, which work beautifully with bright lemon and grapefruit.
Posted: 11 June 2023
World Gin Day on the 10th June is a celebration of all things gin. Here's a selection of amazing gin cocktails originating from different countries for you today and for your hen/stag/sten do and wedding day - well why not on the honeymoon too! There's lots you'll be celebrating! Happy World Gin Day! Ryan Reynolds' Aviation Gin Negroni create at home: 30ml Aviation American Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Stir all ingredients in a glass, add ice and a fresh twist of orange peel
Posted: 10 June 2023
GoodPost, is the new online gifting service from Macmillan Cancer Support that allows customers to shop personalised greeting cards, letter box gifts, hampers and more which can be sent straight to a loved one's door at the click of a button. It's really convenient and with every purchase, all proceeds go straight to the charity. As part of the new service, buyers can pick from a new range of exclusive gifts and cards.
Posted: 9 June 2023
As we head towards wedding season, here's a selection of suggested gifts from Le Creuset. From the staple Cast Iron Casseroles to Stoneware Mugs and sophisticated Red Wine Glasses Le Creuset has the perfect gift for every newlywed couple. What's more, with varying price points, the ranges are also budget-friendly for guests. The extensive product options come in a wide range of colours making for a personal and thoughtful present.
Posted: 8 June 2023
Fancy a 'gincredible' experience, worth £200, for you and your three besties in the run up to the big day? Yorkshire's first and finest distillery, Masons of Yorkshire, is offering an exclusive distillery experience for four; two personalised bottles of award-winning gin or vodka; plus four glasses for you to take home to carry on the celebrations!Soak up the super-glam surroundings in the private bar, have a professional tasting experience with your favourite people – plus your new favourite drinks – and learn how Masons of Yorkshire creates the most delicious craft spirits. Some wedding reception drinks inspo, perhaps? The Pear and Pink Peppercorn Gin with tonic is heavenly!
Posted: 8 June 2023
Be closer to the action while enjoying more access, more entertainment and more style than ever before with MATCH Hospitality's FORMULA 1® official hospitality offering. MATCH Hospitality offers an incomparable combination of first-class facilities, unrivalled viewing and seamless service worthy of this breathtaking sport. For the first time, Hilton Garden Inn (the world's first Grand Prix start/finish line hotel – owned by Bricks Group) Silverstone is offering an exclusive hospitality package designed with flexible group sizes in mind, including unforgettable views of the track accompanied by incredible hospitality.
Posted: 7 June 2023
While multi-day wedding celebrations are completely common in many cultures, it's something western couples are only just starting to consider. However, the addition of events extending beyond the ceremony and reception is something that Jess Martin, wedding planning expert at Ginger Ray expects to see more of here in the UK, as the Wed-cation is revealed to be a key trend for the wedding industry.
Posted: 7 June 2023
From the ceremony to the speeches, there are elements of a wedding day that require a few special words, whether that's from the couple themselves of perhaps a loved one. If you struggle with putting in to words exactly how you feel, then using an existing quote, reading or poem could help convey your sentiment; step forward 10 Poems for a Wedding, selected and introduced by Kathryn Bevis.
Posted: 6 June 2023
Manchester-based Simon Levi is one of the most in-demand saxophonists in the country. This year, Simon has gigged and shared stages with the likes of DJ FAT Tony, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, DJ JustMaybe (Defected Records), Nick Hussey (Defected Records) plus Damon Hess (O Beach/Sin Ibiza) and Sweet Female Attitude (Flowers).
Simon has an exceptional musical background and a wealth of experience. He can play anything from house and jazz to funk and soul, with something to please all of your wedding guests and keep the dancefloor packed all night.
Posted: 6 June 2023
Hannah's Kitchen is proud to be a Yorkshire-based small business, designing and creating bespoke wedding and celebration cakes, cake tables, favours and delicious traybakes. "We love colour and drawing inspiration from nature!" shares owner and baker extraordinaire Hannah Andrews. "My favourite cakes and bakes use home-brown pressed organic flowers to create a completely unique design on your cake or bake - each one is entirely different and it's own little work of art."
Posted: 6 June 2023
Across the world, wedding gifts have become a tradition for family, friends and loved ones to show their appreciation to the happy couple and to wish them all the best. A wedding gift is a celebration of their marriage, and to provide them with gifts they may need – or want - to start their new lives together. Although many people still choose to give tangible tokens, many are looking to gift the happy couple an experience that they can enjoy together. PoB Hotels, a collection of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences across the British Isles, offers the perfect solution – a Gift Voucher.
Posted: 5 June 2023
Engagement parties and rehearsal dinners are a great way to kick start your big day celebrations, with many people now opting to host these at home for a more intimate experience. So, how do you make your table stand out? Iconic Rayware brands, Viners and Mason Cash are synonymous with weddings and recognised nationally for their classic tableware products. Read on to discover the top styling trends from Viners and Mason Cash that aren't to be overlooked this wedding season!
Posted: 4 June 2023
The traditional three-course wedding breakfast doesn't have to be boring. In this article Nidhi Verma, head of food & founder of The Cookaway, shares a few ideas for alternative food menus for wedding guests. Getting involved with the putting together of your wedding menu can allow you to focus on what's important to you, whether that's only using local produce and seasonal ingredients, incorporating foods you and your partner really like, making sure there are plenty of fun elements, or serving with the utmost style. But if standing out is your priority, how can you ensure your menu is unique? If you're wondering how you can make your special day a little more individual, below are a few ideas to get you started.
Posted: 3 June 2023
Are you a couple looking for songs for your wedding this summer? Searches for 'wedding songs karaoke' up +40% and 'best karaoke songs 2023' increasing by +300%, and thortful has put together a list of the most iconic marryoke songs for 2023. The top 20 karaoke songs for your wedding this year Taking the top spot is the absolute belt-it-out classic that is Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams. Given that it has remained a popular song after pretty much four decades, we'd say the score is well-deserved. Just behind in second place is a song that any '90s kid could sing in their sleep – the girl power megahit Wannabe by the Spice Girls.
Posted: 2 June 2023
Incorporating a bespoke wedding scent into your wedding day is an upcoming trend as Yasmin Sharp, essential oils expert at Nikura, explaines, "With more than 10 million hashtag views on TikTok (#weddingscent), UK couples are looking to add a unique element to their big day. There are many ways to incorporate scent into your wedding including crafting candles, soaps, wax melts, diffusers, rollerballs, potpourri, and even scented paper for (invitations and stationery, such as menus, order of service, and place cards)". Alex and Oliver are getting married in Leeds on 30th September 2023 and spoke with Nikura about how they have created their own bespoke scent for their wedding day...
Posted: 1 June 2023
Being a maid-of-honour or even a bridesmaid can be hugely exciting and a big honour, however, it takes responsibility, a lot of time, money and energy, all dedicated to making someone else happy. So if you really don't want to be a bridesmaid, plucking up the courage to turn down an invite might seem like a nightmare. A new survey from Ginger Ray which seeks to answer some of weddings' trickiest questions reveals that almost two-thirds (63%) of Brits think it was acceptable to say no to being a member of the wedding party based on the financial burden and additional responsibilities it poses.
Posted: 31 May 2023
The Grand York's Edwardian building and original features are guaranteed to impress any wedding guests. Built in 1906 and located on the city walls, the hotel is packed with history and heritage that's reflected in the décor of the building, from its tall ceilings to architectural quirks such as porthole windows. However, it also has a stunning contemporary wing, where heritage meets modern simplicity.
Posted: 29 May 2023
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