Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Abacus Wedding Cars

Wedding Car Hire:

At 𝗔𝗯𝗮𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘀 we pride ourselves on providing a professional first class service, tailored specifically to each of your individual needs, ensuring your wedding day is truely memorable for all the right reasons.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

Walton Park Hotel

The Walton Park Hotel, with its stunning cliffside location, is the ideal venue for your Special Wedding Day. Offering an impressive range of banqueting suites, suitable for small intimate family gatherings and large formal receptions, for up to 150 guests.

The superb new garden gazebo with stunning sea views is now licensed for civil ceremonies which help make for a truly memorable occasion.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Woman wooed by billboard photo

 A couple are getting married after a giant billboard helped the groom to woo his future bride.

Mick Bramman was initially turned down by Louise Cook when he asked her out.
However, he later came across Ms Cook's face on a billboard in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, advertising the funeral directors where she worked.
He sent her a picture of himself posing alongside it, which she thought was so funny she agreed to a date and their relationship blossomed.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Wedding Open Day

Bath Spa Hotel are delighted to invite you to attend a Wedding Open Day on Sunday 7th November 2021! This will provide the ideal chance to view our stunning event spaces set for a wedding, speak with our wonderful wedding coordinators, enjoy complimentary Champagne, pick up an exclusive goody bag and get inspiration for your big day!

Contact: Hayley Martin for an appointment
Tel: 01225 444424

Thursday, 30 September 2021

DIY Wedding

A thrifty couple saved thousands on their DIY wedding - from buying dresses on eBay to growing their own bouquets in the back garden.

Newlyweds Alex and Dan Lilley created their dream wedding with 130 guests for just £4,000 – thanks to nifty tricks and hacks.
The couple, from Harby in Nottinghamshire, utilised second-hand websites such as eBay and Facebook Marketplace to bring their dream wedding to life while keeping costs low.

Friday, 17 September 2021

Val Hurle

Val Hurle - Bridal Hairdresser and Make up Artist

• Wedding hair & make up, manicures, pedicures, beauty treatments
• Nail Extensions
• For the bridal party and guests - at your home or wedding venue
• Special Occasions
• School Proms

All consultations and advice are Free and completely confidential.

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Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Proper old-style weddings are back

Here is an observation by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett from The Guardian:

Proper old-style weddings are back – and they’ve been worth the wait.
I went to a wedding at the weekend. That shouldn’t be a remarkable statement, but of course it is. It’s been a strange summer: the promise of normal life returning hasn’t quite materialised. Instead it has felt tentative, cautious. So I wasn’t sure how this big social event would feel. There was no cap on numbers, no social distancing, no miserable insistence on everything being outside, despite the season’s atrocious weather. It was a proper wedding, in the old style. And it was wonderful.
After 18 months of deprivation, I forgot what it was like to feel part of a community. Robbed of really celebrating these major life milestones – birthdays and anniversaries, births and christenings, weddings and funerals – life has felt atomised and dreary. That sense of connection you get from being around other human beings, including those you don’t know well, has been absent. So a huge, unapologetic, exuberant wedding was always going to be quite the experience.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

The Ceremony - Where & When?

There are a number of points to consider when planning the date and venue of the ceremony.

* Is the marriage based on religious grounds?
* Do you want to be married in the eyes of God?
* If you have no religious beliefs you may consider a civil ceremony, perhaps followed by a blessing.

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Friday, 9 July 2021

Wedding rules at 9th July 2021

 Current rules for weddings - and how they are changing.
(Taken from the BBC website 9th July 2021)

There will be no limit on the number of people allowed to attend weddings, civil partnerships and receptions in England from 19 July.
The government plans to remove most Covid restrictions in England on that date, subject to a review of the latest data on 12 July.
How are the rules changing in England?
From 19 July, there will be no limits on the number of people who can attend services or receptions, whatever the venue.
Current rules about social distancing and face coverings will no longer apply, there will be no requirement for table service, and restrictions around singing and dancing will also end.
At the moment, any number of guests can attend a wedding ceremony or reception held outside, or in a Covid-secure public venue.
* Venues must comply with social distancing rules, which limit guest numbers
* Venues must provide table service
* Dancing and singing are restricted
* Face coverings must be worn indoors by everyone over the age of 11 when not eating or drinking, unless they are exempt. This includes staff, but not the couple or the person officiating
Weddings held in outdoors private settings - such as gardens - require a risk assessment to determine how many guests can be hosted safely.
A marquee or other structure in a private garden must have at least half of its walled area open to be classed as "outdoors".
Weddings in private homes can only take place with six people or two households present, unless one of those getting married is seriously ill, in which case 30 people can attend.

Friday, 18 June 2021

Orchardleigh House

Orchardleigh House & Estate is a truly romantic Wedding Venue. It is set in 550 acres of parklands and lakes and boasts a magnificent Victorian Stately Home, an Island Church, 18-hole Golf Course and ample accommodation.

Orchardleigh is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the House for 144 guests and banqueting in the House for up to 165 guests. A superb stylish marquee will accommodate up to 1,000 guests.



Friday, 4 June 2021

Wedding Caterers

It doesn't matter what budget you have set for your wedding, you will find that one of the biggest spends will be on the food you will be serving to your guests. Therefore, choosing the right wedding caterer will prove to be an important step in making sure you have a memorable event.

Often, caterers will have a variety of foods that they offer, yet they are able to specialise in a certain type of cuisine. If you happen to have a particular theme in mind, or you are using a motif that speaks of a certain era, you might want to find a caterer that specialises in that required taste.

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Weddings - lastest rules

The latest rules on weddings and receptions.

How many people can come to the ceremony - and how big can the reception be?
Find the information here