• THE Biggest Wedding Trends for 2017

    Biggest Wedding Trends for 2017 – PART 1


    As with everything in life, weddings are subject to fads and fashions which come and go.  For couples who have set a date in 2017, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the latest wedding trends and do a little forward planning to ensure your big day is on style yet still unique […]

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  • What to Look for in a Wedding Photographer


    Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions you and your other half will have to make in the run-up to your wedding day, and it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.  You will want the photographs taken to really capture the atmosphere of the occasion and still bring it to life […]

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  • Why You Should Consider and Autumn or Winter Wedding


    While many couples look to tie the knot during the summer months, there are plenty of reasons to consider an autumn or winter wedding.  The weather may be colder and the days shorter, but the comforting colours of autumn and the dramatic landscapes of the winter can create a stunning backdrop to your big day, […]

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Biggest Wedding Trends for 2017 – PART 1

1st December 2016

As with everything in life, weddings are subject to fads and fashions which come and go.  For couples who have set a date in 2017, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the latest wedding trends and do a little forward planning to ensure your big day is on style yet still unique to you.  Here to give you some inspiration is the first in our two part look at some of the biggest trends to watch out for in 2017.

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Heidi & Alex – 9th July 2016 Weston Park

14th November 2016

We feel very privileged to have been able to hold our wedding at Weston Park. It exceeded all our expectations and our day was truly incredible. Weston Park holds some sentimental value to us and our family and with it being on our doorstep, the venue is a fairy tale dream come true.

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What to Look for in a Wedding Photographer

3rd November 2016

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions you and your other half will have to make in the run-up to your wedding day, and it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.  You will want the photographs taken to really capture the atmosphere of the occasion and still bring it to life even many decades down the line.  Like your grandparents’ black and white albums, these photographs may well be passed down the line as part of the family inheritance, so you need to know you’re going to be happy with them.

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Why You Should Consider and Autumn or Winter Wedding

12th October 2016

While many couples look to tie the knot during the summer months, there are plenty of reasons to consider an autumn or winter wedding.  The weather may be colder and the days shorter, but the comforting colours of autumn and the dramatic landscapes of the winter can create a stunning backdrop to your big day, especially if you choose a venue which makes the most of the seasons.

Intimate Wedding Venues
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Top Tips for Choosing Your Ideal Wedding Venue

26th September 2016

Few choices you make when it comes to planning your wedding day are quite as momentous as picking the right venue says Rebecca White, Sales Manager at Weston Park.

As a newly engaged couple, this is probably one of the first decisions you will have to make and it will have a big influence over all other aspects of the event, from the overall budget and number of guests, right down to the finer details such as the table decorations and floral arrangements.

Find your dream venue and everything else will fall into place and make for a truly special big day. Try to cut corners and you may well regret a rushed or badly thought through decision, so take your time and heed this advice if you want to find the perfect venue for your big day.

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‘Relax, Take it Easy’ – Tips to unwind from Wedding-Planning Stress

6th September 2016

Never underestimate the power of a good bath. Admittedly, I’ve lived my life as a shower-girl. The idea of having a bath always seemed to be nice up until the 5 minutes in when I begin to sweat, have 100 things playing on my mind and become so fidgety that I’m out quicker than the time it took me to prepare the damn thing.

That is until I realised that I was going about everything the wrong way. And perhaps if you were agreeing with what I was just saying, then you probably have been too.

If you want to enjoy that all-relaxing soak in the rub that you’ve imagined, you should do it correctly. Having a bath should be treated like meditation ritual: set the scene and the rest will follow. So here are my top tips for how you can really unwind from wedding-planning stress with a simple and underestimated bath.

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What wedding dress will suit my body shape?

30th March 2016

Choosing a wedding dress is like choosing a dress for any occasion. You have to consider what length you feel comfortable in, think about what usually complements your body shape, and of course, emphasise your best assets! The only difference from this occasion is that all eyes will be on you and the dress that you choose.

Pressure? Don’t sweat it. This month we’ve teamed up with the fabulous ‘Go Bridal’ – bridal shop based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to bring you the low down on what style of dress will make you feel like a superstar as you take those monumental steps down the aisle.  We speak to Laura, Go Bridal manager, to find out more.

Lamb Main - Wedding
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Menu Inspiration by Edinburgh Zoo

26th February 2016

Alistair Gow, Head Chef at Edinburgh Zoo, has kindly shared with us two stunning recipes for dishes that are offered for weddings at the venue. If you are looking for a sample wedding menu, then why not put your cooking skills to the test and try these recipes for yourself! First of all, we have the New season rump of lamb with persillade crust, a fantastic choice for a crowd-pleasing main. And for dessert, Vanilla iced parfait with glazed cherries and pistachio ice cream – absolutely delicious!

Penguin Experience Proposal
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A Penguin Proposal at Edinburgh Zoo

25th February 2016

February: The month of L.O.V.E. Romance is in the air, cupid has his bow and arrow ready for Valentine’s day and let’s not forget the heaps of chocolate, champagne and Marvin Gaye to seal the deal. And where there is romance, there are also a large number of new engagements emerging.

An animal lover got the wedding proposal of her dreams when her boyfriend got down on one knee – surrounded by Edinburgh’s world-famous penguins. Edinburgh News tells us more.

Unique Wedding Venues in London
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Unique Venue of the Month – Dartmouth House

11th February 2016

Dartmouth House really does highlight what Mayfair has to offer. Bursting with history and pure British culture, it is an ideal destination for a unique wedding. We sat down with Aiste Lukminaite, Senior Sales Manager at Dartmouth House, to find out more about this unforgettable venue.

Unique Weddings at Hever Castle in Kent
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Suzy and Alexander’s Wedding at Hever Castle

9th February 2016

Possibly one of the most beautiful ‘Love at First Sight’ stories we have ever heard. After only eight days, Suzy Dabner and Alexander Farrimond decided to tie the knot. The big day was held at the stunning Hever Castle, for a wedding that was classed as ‘a little bit of Italy in the heart of Kent’. Here is Suzy’s story about how she became Mrs Farrimond at one of the most beautiful locations in the UK.

How to choose your wedding ring - platinum, palladium or white gold
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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring

Don’t forget the ring! Choosing your wedding rings is one of the most important decisions to make during your wedding planning – arguably, second to the venue. The ring is with you for life, so it is important to make sure it is perfect, and of course, timeless. So we have teamed up with fine jeweller, Steven Charles Quance, to provide some expert knowledge and help guide you along the way!

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Polly and Dan’s Wedding at Bristol Zoo Gardens

3rd February 2016

Polly and Dan Courtney met back in 2007. They finally tied the knot on 28th November 2015 at the beautiful Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The rain poured, but no amount of rain could dampen their spirits during their very special day. We speak to the happy couple to find out more.

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Winter Weddings – By the Bride

24th January 2016

 

Deciding upon the date

I have always imagined having a spring or summer wedding, until my partner and I got talking about how much we love the build up to Christmas and how amazing it could be to get married at that time of year with the festive buzz that is all around.

The venues that we liked the mostly were barns which we thought were also the perfect setting for a cosy, winter wedding.

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Upcoming Wedding Showcases

20th January 2016

Our stunning venues are opening up their doors for you to see and experience what they have to offer for your wedding day. See below for the upcoming dates – you don’t want to miss this!

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The Wedding #Hashtag

19th January 2016

Are you worried that mobile phones will ruin your big day?

Many have argued that any special moment within our lives is lost the moment that we experience it behind a phone screen. A friend of mine once gave some of the greatest advice I have ever taken on board –

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‘THE NOTEBOOK’ PROPOSAL

13th January 2016

What makes the ‘perfect’ proposal?

As it is the time of year for the highest number of engagements, it is not surprising that many conversations surrounding proposals seem to arise. What we really want to know is – how did they pop the question?

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A NEW YEAR AND A NEW BLOG

8th January 2016

Elegant Wedding Venues would like to proudly announce our launch of ‘Elegant Inspiration’ blogs. Weekly blogs based on our venues, wedding suppliers, light-hearted humour, experiences and tips by the brides and more!

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A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING AT DARTMOUTH HOUSE

1st April 2015

See, beautiful wedding photography taken by Corrado Chiozzi at the fantastic Mayfair wedding venue, Dartmouth House. The happy couple chose a beautiful plush pink and rose gold theme to create a really opulent feel. Check out the pictures here.

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OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUES – WORTH THE RISK?

31st March 2015

Kate Rowbottom from Hever Castle tells Elegant Wedding Venues all about the things you need to consider when planning an Outdoor wedding in the UK from having a back up plan to catering considerations.

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WHY CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE?

13th March 2015

If you’re planning your wedding reception, no doubt you have considered a whole plethora of different types of venues and different locations. You have probably considered the size, the space, the feel and the price. But perhaps you may have overlooked one thing; does it operate as an exclusive hire wedding venue?