Thursday, 19 September 2019

Chinese trend of pre-wedding photo sessions

Chinese couples used to be satisfied with a single black-and-white photograph taken during their wedding as a memento of their special day. But times have changed dramatically, and wedding photographs, especially pre-wedding photo sessions, have become big business in China.

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Monday, 16 September 2019

Wedding Fayres

Below are details of just a few of the forthcoming Wedding Fayres to be found on the County Bride website. (email and web links can be accessed from the County Bride site)

It is advisable to contact the Wedding Fayre organiser to confirm dates and times.

21st & 22nd September 2019
The Wedding Showcase
The Bath and West Showground

Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
10am - 3pm
Meghan 07584 096877

29th September 2019
Thornbury Castle
Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire BS35 1HH
11am - 3pm
David or Emma 01275 331188

6th October 2019
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
57-59 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD
11am - 3pm
Wayne 07723 347784

13th October 2019
The West Gloucestershire Wedding Show
Stonehouse Court Hotel

Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3RA
11am - 3.30pm
Teresa 0843 2899 659

20th October 2019
Wells Town Hall
Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RB
11am - 2pm
Sarah 07941 506800

20th October 2019
Chosen Wedding Fair Bristol
Paintworks Event Space

Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH
11am - 3.30pm
Matt or Joe 07837 744402

27th October 2019
The Wiltshire Wedding Expo at Alexandra House
Whittingham Drive, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 0QJ
11am - 3pm
The Whitewed Directory 01793 238921

Visit the Wedding Fayres  pages of County Bride for a full list of regularly updated Fayres and Open Evenings. Also, find a complete list of wedding services for Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, SE Wales and Wiltshire including Chair Covers, Wedding Photographers, Marquee Hire, Hen & Stag, Wedding Cakes, Florists, Wedding Caterers, Wedding Venues, Wedding Receptions, Wedding Videos ...and many more.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Traditions & Customs: Confetti

Confetti means 'confectionery' in Italian and relates to the sugar coated grains that were thrown over the newlyweds.

The tradition of throwing confetti dates back to a pagan wedding ritual when the couple were showered with rice and grain to promote fertility, prosperity and continuity for the couple.

In recent times the rice and grains have been replaced by coloured paper or flower petals. A great modern alternative to confetti is the blowing of special non-stain wedding bubbles.

Find other useful information here

Friday, 6 September 2019

Are you free this Sunday?

Wedding Fayres in the Bristol area this Sunday 8th September.

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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Wedding Tips - Wedding Cars

When it comes to choosing the wedding transport to make your grand entrance you will be spoilt for choice.

Click here for some tips to help you with the decision making.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Amazing weight loss

Mum loses 11stone in 15 months after worrying she'd embarrass son on wedding day.

Read story here

Monday, 19 August 2019


Corporate and Private Hire Specialists
We offer a complete and comprehensive hire service for wedding celebrations, parties and events.

* Marquees * Wooden Flooring * Decorative Linings
* Specialist Lighting * Dance Floors * Tables & Chairs .. and more!

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Sunday, 18 August 2019

The Luxury Tent Company

At The Luxury Tent Company we specialise in the hire of luxurious Indian Shikar and boutique Bell tents.

If you are seeking a little refuge and relaxation, glamping in one of our luxurious tents will satisfy anyone, without compromising life's little luxuries.

See more on the website

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Elmhay Park

Elmhay Park is a beautiful venue hidden within the walls of a Victorian walled garden in the heart of the Somerset countryside.

Comprising a beautiful Orangery, stunning Italian Garden and accommodation for up to 65, Elmhay Park is the perfect choice for weddings from 80 to 300 guests.

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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Traditions & Customs - The Ring

The tradition of wearing a ring to show a persons marital status dates back to Roman times and is undoubtedly the most symbolic piece of jewellery anyone will ever wear.

Wedding rings are traditionally made of precious metals like gold to express the true value of a relationship. The unbroken circular band symbolises the eternal commitment from one person to another and the lasting nature of marriage.

Originally a ring bearer carried the ring on a cushion, it was shown to the bride at the altar to illustrate the grooms sincerity. Today the rings are paid for by the groom and are usually carried by the best man until required during the ceremony.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

The 'warts and all' wedding photographer

Forget staged family photos, UK-based photographer Ian Weldon focuses on all the behind-the-scene moments at weddings. He has a new book coming out that will feature these non-traditional photos as well as an exhibit in Bristol.

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Friday, 26 July 2019

Stewart Clarke Photography

Wedding and Portrait Photography.
Capturing life's precious memories, with beautiful, timeless, creative images.

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