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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Gloucestershire or Wiltshire, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

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Gifting etiquette for wedding guests this season

Gifting etiquette for wedding guests this season

Attending the wedding of a friend or family member is one of life's privileges, so choosing an appropriate gift to honour their big day is an important task. Of course, being a wedding guest comes with its own list of wed-min, from booking accommodation to selecting outfits and more - particularly if you find yourself in the 'inner circle' or bridal party! So, that all-important gift is often left until the last minute. This is why the gifting experts at hampers.com have put together their ultimate guide to finding the perfect wedding present for the happy couple. Spoiler alert: It's not essential to stick to the gift list!... read more

Posted: 17 September 2021

Ellie Sanderson and Rackleys host exclusive bridal fashion show

Ellie Sanderson and Rackleys host exclusive bridal fashion show

Brides in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and across the South West take note...luxury bridal boutique Ellie Sanderson, together with Chiltern Hills-based wedding venue Rackleys, are delighted to host an exclusive evening event at Rackleys on 14th October to raise funds for The Pink Ribbon Foundation that supports a huge number of breast cancer charities with grants. This exclusive evening event is centered around an exciting 30-minute runway show, featuring some of Ellie Sanderson's most exclusive designer brands. Ellie has two studios, one in Beaconsfield and the other in Woodstock.... read more

Posted: 16 September 2021

Your chance to win a honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives

Your chance to win a honeymoon of a lifetime to the Maldives

Courtesy of the luxury Maldivian resort brand, Coco Collection, is hosting a competition for all those couples that tied the knot in 2020 but were unable to celebrate with a honeymoon due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. The honeymoon competition, launching on 14th September at 12 noon Maldives Time, ending two weeks later on 27th September (also noon MVT) is open to anyone who married in 2020 (proof required) and missed out on a honeymoon; the prize includes: seven nights in a Coco Residence on Full Board including return airport transfers,a refreshing welcome cocktail on arrival, a bottle of Champagne & a tropical fruit platter on arrival, special bed decoration, choice of a complimentary, in-Villa Champagne breakfast or a romantic three-course candlelit dinner,15% discount on all treatments at the Coco Spa and a special gift.... read more

Posted: 15 September 2021

Boots Photo ultimate wedding day gifts

Boots Photo ultimate wedding day gifts

After the last 18 months, when the big day finally arrives you're going to want savour every moment and capture it on camera. After all the hardwork of wedding planning, and spending wisely on your wedding photographer, what more can be done with those memorable wedding pictures? Boots has a new wedding range of photo gifts perfect for newlyweds. From the hen do, to the pre-wedding photo shoot, to the big day and even the honeymoon there will be hundreds of pictures to utilise and make the most of these products...... read more

Posted: 15 September 2021

Hair and make-up artist Sophie Casey talks bridal hair trends

Hair and make-up artist Sophie Casey talks bridal hair trends

Sophie Casey is a professional make-up artist and hair stylist specialising in weddings. Her career has seen her work in fashion, film and television including on Downton Abbey. We caught up with her to ask what's trending in the world of bridal hair. She tells us, "I'm seeing a shift from boho-chic ooks to simpler yet textured styles. The tousled ponytail is trending at the moment and is simple to create with the volume on top and a soft curl or wave throughout. It looks great pinned into a low, seamless ponytail with loosely curled strands left at the front to frame the face. This style looks effortless finished with a wire hair accessory worn at the side and a veil can also be added."... read more

Posted: 14 September 2021

Katie Robotham from Say Yes Bridal Stylist talks sustainable beauty

Katie Robotham from Say Yes Bridal Stylist talks sustainable beauty

Katie Robotham is the owner of Say Yes Bridal Stylist, a cruelty free and vegan-friendly bridal and event hair styling service in and around the Cotswolds. We catch up with her about making sustainable choices when it comes to big-day beauty. She tells us, "If sustainability is important to you, there are many bridal hair and make-up businesses who, like myself, have chosen to try and reduce their environmental impact. By making simple changes like using disposable and biodegradable towels, recyclable products including face masks and recycled packaging, it's the small things that have a bigger impact."... read more

Posted: 10 September 2021

Greene King Inns unveil new wedding trend

Greene King Inns unveil new wedding trend

Green King Inns, with properties across the UK including in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire has revealed that intimate ceremonies are extremely popular following the pandemic. These smaller wedding sizes are causing a shift from couples choosing traditional venues, as 27 per cent of people would now consider tying the knot in their local pub and more than half (53 per cent) would contemplate having a micro wedding. Liane Hunt, spokesperson for Greene King Inns said, "The pandemic has caused us to reevaluate many aspects of our lives, and weddings certainly haven't escaped this."... read more

Posted: 7 September 2021

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

As our wonderful world of weddings adapts to the new normal, eagerly looking to the roadmap ahead, County Wedding Magazines is here to share our readers' beautiful wedding days whatever the size of their guest list. From pre-Covid nuptials to post-lockdown micro-weddings, we want to feature them all, and we need your help! If you would like to see your wedding day featured across four entire pages of one of our magazines then please do get in touch following the link below.... read more

Posted: 3 September 2021

Cotswold road trip ranked among the UK's most dog-friendly mini-moon

Cotswold road trip ranked among the UK's most dog-friendly mini-moon

A road trip through the Cotswolds is a great way to spend a mini-moon or UK-based honeymoon and it has just been voted one of the UK's most dog-friendly options. If there's one thing that we all need right now, it's a holiday and there's nothing better than loading up the car and hitting the road for a good old-fashioned ride. With plenty of couples wanting to take their furry friends along, researchers at tails.com have uncovered the UK's top 10 most dog-friendly road trip routes.... read more

Posted: 2 September 2021

Wasing's Autumn Open Event set to take place on Sunday 26th September

Wasing's Autumn Open Event set to take place on Sunday 26th September

Wasing's Autumn Open Event is set to take place on Sunday 26th September 2021 between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Couples are invited to explore the award-winning barn wedding venue including the picturesque parish Church of St. Nicholas, the idyllic Victorian Summerhouse that's perfect for outdoor weddings and the contemporary Garden Room featuring glass bi-fold doors. The venue will be dressed with fairylights, candles and delightful floral displays, created by some of their recommended wedding suppliers. Couples will have the opportunity to meet the team, get some big-day inspiration and enjoy pizza and prosecco beneath the new stretch tent floating over the terrace at the back of the Castle Barn.... read more

Posted: 31 August 2021

What's that? Even MORE wedspiration from CWM!

What's that? Even MORE wedspiration from CWM!

Here at CMW HQ we're literally never satisfied when it comes to providing our readers with enough wedspiration. Because, really, what is enough? We'd go on forever if we could. So, with that in mind, we've created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, just for you. Find tons of big-day ideas from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings - after all, if we're honest, who doesn't love being a bit nosey! And we haven't stopped there, as you'll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks.... read more

Posted: 27 August 2021

Instagram hashtags reveal the ten most romantic places in the UK to propose

Instagram hashtags reveal the ten most romantic places in the UK to propose

Whilst the likes of the Eiffel Tower and Walt Disney World were the go-to spots to propose, it now appears that Brits are making the most of the countryside on their doorstep for romance. Highstreet clothing retailer TOG24 analysed the frequency of hashtags used on Instagram in the past six months containing 'romantic' and 'proposal' and filtered these by location to find out where the best places for popping the question are in England and Scotland.... read more

Posted: 26 August 2021

The De Vere Wokefield Estate Wedding Fair returns on Sunday 12th September

The De Vere Wokefield Estate Wedding Fair returns on Sunday 12th September

A date for your diary! The De Vere Wokefield Estate Wedding Fair returns this year on Sunday September 12th 2021 from 11am until 3pm with free admission. This stunning Victorian mansion house wedding venue is nestled in 250 acres of glorious countryside on the outskirts of Reading, Berkshire, perfectly situated for couples visiting from neighbouring regions including Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. The venue will be styled for a wedding to give couples a clear idea of how it could look on their special day, and there'll be a large selection of trusted quality wedding suppliers on hand to offer advice, including the photographer Annabel Farley.... read more

Posted: 24 August 2021

Funkin Cocktails set to be served at The Big Feastival in the Cotswolds

Funkin Cocktails set to be served at The Big Feastival in the Cotswolds

Funkin will be serving cocktails at The Big Festival taking place in the beautiful Cotswolds from 27th-29th August 2021. The bank holiday festival will bring together music from the likes of Sigala, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Rag 'n' Bone Man, plus Michelin-star chefs live on stage, street food and lots more. Funkin Cocktails, the UK's number one cocktail brand, has the perfect range of delicious ready-to-drink cocktails to enjoy at the summer event. They that can be consumed straight from the can or served over ice direct from the bottle. Choose from Spiced Rum Zombie Nitro, an exciting new addition to the brand's popular Nitro range featuring rum mixed with a delicious blend of pineapple, orange, lemon and lime, and a hint of spice. There's also Passion Fruit Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada. Simply chill, shake and then pour into a suitable glass and garnish with fruit. Each bottle serves four cocktails and will taste like a carefully crafted cocktail from the bar.... read more

Posted: 19 August 2021

Enjoy a gin festival staycation across a selection of hotels in the South West

Enjoy a gin festival staycation across a selection of hotels in the South West

Warner Leisure Hotels has curated a series of events at all 14 of its UK-based properties, including Littlecote House Hotel on the border of Wiltshire and Berkshire, combining botanicals and live entertainment to give staycationers a gincredible getaway.The Warner Festivals of Gin promises to bring together up to 30 gins at each of its indoor and outdoor festival bars. With old favourites such as Gordon's Gin alongside artisan and craft gins such as Roku Gin from Japan and Brooklyn Gin from the USA, the team has scoured the globe to hand-pick the best on the market. Each carefully curated tipple will be accompanied by tasting guides packed with tons of ginformation, as well as vouchers and discounts throughout the festival.Live music and comedy are also set to return at Warner, with daily performances. A huge variety of acts have been booked for the 25-event series, including Strictly Come Dancing favourites Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, 80s icon Toyah Wilcox and stage and screen favourite Darren Day.... read more

Posted: 17 August 2021

Tewkesbury Park launch new Outdoor Garden Terrace Rooms

Tewkesbury Park launch new Outdoor Garden Terrace Rooms

Patrick Jones, general manager of Tewkesbury Park, is pleased to announce the completion of 17 Outdoor Garden Terrace Rooms with rates starting from £185 per night based on two people sharing including breakfast. Enjoying stunning views of the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside, they have been designed to meet the increasing requests for UK staycations offering more outdoor privacy providing the feeling of a hotel apartment within a five-star property. Sustainable oak screens have been installed at each one to achieve this while clever landscaping sees unusual plants and stylish bistro sets offering a Mediterranean vibe. As the weather cools, warm blankets and atmospheric lighting provide a cozy after-dark ambience.... read more

Posted: 12 August 2021

Ivy Lodge at Cirencester Park Polo Club reveals refurbishment and new menu

Ivy Lodge at Cirencester Park Polo Club reveals refurbishment and new menu

Cirencester Park Polo Club has now appointed a resident full-time chef, Ethan Rodgers, previously from The Lucky Onion group, to turn the establishment into a popular eatery serving gourmet food. The menu offers polo-themed dishes including the chukka cheese burger and the bookmaker sandwich served with horsetard sauce. Ethan's philosophy is to use fine locally sourced produce that's cooked simply and served in a way that allows the food to speak for itself. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is steak frites, a dry-aged 6oz pave steak served with fries and béarnaise sauce. For vegetarians, the Bathurst Estate wild garlic Acquerello risotto made with fresh peas, mint, pesto and a free-rangepoached egg is a must-try.The choice of starters inspired by countries around the world include Spanish gazpacho soup, Thai-fusion bang-bang chicken salad and the classic Greek caesar salad.... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Much-loved TV personality Joe Swash shares what's new in his life, including his wedding plans!

Much-loved TV personality Joe Swash shares what's new in his life, including his wedding plans!

Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon are a TV power couple and seem to be everywhere right now. Warm, friendly and always making the day brighter when they are on screen, they too have had their fair share of wedding heartache this year. Along with the rest of the country, their wedding too was affected after lockdowns one, two and three! Here, Joe talks about their big-day plans, his oh-so exciting news that he and Stacey are welcoming a baby girl to their brood of boys and his new snack campaign with Peperami... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Paxton & Whitfield unveil new Celebration Cakes

Paxton & Whitfield unveil new Celebration Cakes

With the return of larger weddings, celebrations and gatherings, the team of expert cheesemongers at Paxton & Whitfield, Britain's oldest cheesemonger, have designed an entire new collection of celebration cheese cakes to suit all occasions. From a miniature celebration cheese cake to a large celebration cheese cake catering for up to 100 guests, they make a delicious alternative to the more traditional wedding cake. Each one is made using a carefully selected range of artisan cheeses to not only create a striking centrepiece but also an appetizing medley of cheeses to enjoy once the cake is cut.... read more

Posted: 5 August 2021

National Trust properties in the South West voted some of the most Instagrammable in the UK

National Trust properties in the South West voted some of the most Instagrammable in the UK

With the easing of lockdown restrictions bringing greater opportunity to explore our nation's treasures, property experts HeatingForce.co.uk were eager to find out the most Instagrammable National Trust houses in the UK. Waddesdon Manor (pictured) stands as the most Instagrammable National Trust property with a whopping 40,784 hashtags, the highest quantity by 25%. Located in Buckinghamshire, this country estate is home to stunning grounds, paintings and sculptures. Cliveden, in Berkshire, ranks second with 30,669 hashtags on Instagram. This country estate is steeped in history having been home to Frederick, Prince of Wales (1737) and serving as a hospital during World War I. Cliveden's formal gardens and woodland are open to explore alongside tours of its grand interior and this property stands as the most popular pay-for-entry attraction.... read more

Posted: 3 August 2021

Husk Marquees host wedding fair at new Oxfordshire venue Nuneham Estate on 31st July and 1st Aug

Husk Marquees host wedding fair at new Oxfordshire venue Nuneham Estate on 31st July and 1st Aug

Engaged couples are invited to a wedding showcase at new Oxfordshire wedding venue Nuneham Estate, Nuneham Courtenay, on July 31 and August 1. Husk Marquees are hosting the event that will feature some of the county's leading wedding suppliers who will be available to answer any questions. The wedding fair will help couples get an idea of what their special day could look like, from the cake to the photography and wedding stationery. Husk Marquees, based in Henley-on-Thames, offer a new product called a Cruck Tent. Based on a medieval cruck frame that has been redesigned for modern use, these structures give each wedding a rustic feel.... read more

Posted: 29 July 2021

Fall in love with Horwood House at the Summer Wedding Showcase

Fall in love with Horwood House at the Summer Wedding Showcase

With restrictions lifted and larger weddings back on the agenda, it's time to plan your perfect day! Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire, Horwood House is delighted to announce its first Summer Wedding Showcase on Sunday, 1st August. From 11am – 3pm, couples will be greeted with a champagne and canapé reception before heading off to explore the hotel's stunning grounds and the grand Arts & Crafts mansion with its sweeping staircases, carved fireplaces, chandeliers and beautiful bay windows. Currently undergoing a £5.5million restoration, the Grade II listed building blends classic styling with modern luxury offering a wedding venue with wow-factor, from its historical mansion through to its incredible gardens and beautiful bedrooms.... read more

Posted: 27 July 2021

Sandra Trusty from Fabulous Functions UK talks trends for weddings this summer

Sandra Trusty from Fabulous Functions UK talks trends for weddings this summer

Sandra Trusty from Fabulous Functions UK is a wedding designer and venue stylist based in Swindon, Wiltshire. She covers weddings throughout the South West and nationwide. We ask her what the top trends are for styling weddings now that larger gatherings are back, and micro celebrations are still really popular. She tells us, "The botanical theme is trending at the moment with couples wishing to bring the outdoors in. We achieve this fashionable look by creating an overhead canopy using a variety of lush foliage and then echoing the theme in the table garland for the centrepiece."... read more

Posted: 22 July 2021

Weddings are back - Slater Menswear reveal how to match suits with shirts and ties

Weddings are back - Slater Menswear reveal how to match suits with shirts and ties

With weddings large and small finally back on, the experts at Cheltenham-based Slater Menswear reveal how to match a suit to a shirt and tie. Suits come in all shapes and sizes... and colours, patterns and shades. There's plenty to consider when choosing a suit - and that's before you even decide what shirt or tie to wear with it. So how do you match your suit to your shirt and tie? Menswear retailer, Slater Menswear, have created a definitive guide on how to get the balance just right.... read more

Posted: 20 July 2021

Get those dancing shoes on - weddings are restriction free!

Get those dancing shoes on - weddings are restriction free!

The day has finally come – wedding ceremonies and celebrations are restriction free! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to sing at the top of your voice: "Celebrate good times... come on!"It's been a long road that many of us have tentatively navigated over the last 16 months; from us here at County Wedding Magzines HQ to suppliers and couples. There's been small highs and many lows, as each glimmer of hope was put out by another government announcement.Lockdown 1.0 turned into 2.0 and then 3.0, wedding guest numbers went from 0 to 12, 15 to 30 and now we can actually invite all of our loved ones, friends and family dear to our hearts to the big day.There's really been no better time to say 'I do', not only will it be mask free (personal choice), socially distance-free and rule-free; but it will be a true celebration of marriage, a union of friends and family, love and friendship.... read more

Posted: 19 July 2021

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