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Weddings are back on! This means it’s time to start thinking about your welcome drinks and toasting fizz and thankfully you don’t have to look too far afield. Here’s why you should consider English sparkling wine on your wedding day. Jenkyn Vineyard This year we’re turning our attention to the garden of England, not only
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Credit: Eva Dang via Unsplash With international travel still proving a sticking point for many newlyweds and weds-to-be, many are turning to these top UK honeymoon destinations for their post-wedding retreat.  With many brides-to-be longing for a romantic break after the year we’ve all had, and with so many fantastic destinations around the UK, it’s
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With international travel still off the cards, Wersha Bharadwa makes a case for a honeymoon in the New Forest. Leave passport worries for later; the south coast’s New Forest National Park is brimming with adventure and romance for an unforgettable UK minimoon. From crowd-free beaches to cosy nights in romantic country farmhouses, here are just
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An elaborate ball gown isn’t for everyone, and with wedding trends ever changing, more brides are opting for a laid-back, uber-cool and relaxed bridal style for the big day.  Cerise by Savannah Miller Your wedding day should be completely and utterly you, and that includes your dress. You should both feel and look your beautiful
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From Instagram-worthy doughnut walls to kooky poems about wedding gifts, these are considered to be the most overused wedding trends, with many brides-to-be wanting to leave these in the past. How many are you guilty of? Credit: iStock Every bride wants their special day to be unique, but often the best ideas have already been
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Eco-friendly and more sustainable weddings are becoming increasingly popular as many of us strive to make more conscious decisions about but going down the sustainable route doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing quality or luxury. Photo Credit: Divine Day Photography Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, owner of bespoke event and wedding planning business, La Fete, shares her top tips for
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From statement two-pieces to short, vintage styles we’ve curated an edit of the best wedding dresses for a micro-wedding as the new trend continues to take hold this year.  Iris slip dress and Ariel bow, Halfpenny London It’s no secret the wedding industry and couples planning to tie the knot have been hit hard by
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Fashion favourite Rixo has launched it’s first ever bridal collection, boasting classic wedding dresses and statement separates. Already a firm favourite amongst fashion-forward wedding guests, Rixo has launched it’s first ever bridal collection boasting 26 vintage inspired bridal pieces fit for a modern bride. From traditional wedding dresses to contemporary tailoring and statement details, Rixo’s
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Whether you’re buying for yourself or shopping for her, we’ve rounded up the best lingerie to create the most beautiful looks this Valentines Day. Ann Summers Alissa Longline Balcony Set ~£52 Lace Lingerie Victoria Secret Scalloped Lace Babydoll ~ £43.43 Delicate yet sexy, wearing lace on the 14th will bring out your natural grace and
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A new survey has revealed the most popular proposal destinations in the UK. With the news that winter engagements are at a new high, it seems not even a global pandemic or national lockdown can put a stop to engagement season. However, while international travel is off the cards for the foreseeable, there are still
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With some of the world’s best spa accolades under its belt, Wersha Bharadwa head’s to Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire and discovers a super serious health and relaxation retreat you’ll find hard to leave, whether you’re seeking luxury and romance or somewhere for an upmarket hen do… Ragdale Hall The glorious countryside setting and listed building
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Find your thrills island-hopping in The Bahamas. The romance of The Bahamas has long been appreciated, not so well known is the scope of high-octane adventures available for couples looking to spice up their honeymoon. A powerboat trip to The Exumas, one of the destinations archipelagos, presents a range of natural treats where meeting groups
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Wersha Bharadwa gets a dose of the quiet life in the idyllic Cotswolds with Cotswolds Hideaways. With international travel still off the cards for many of us here in the UK, we’ve been on the hunt for the perfect quarantine-free getaway. With long country walks at every turn and cosy nights in by the fire,
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With opulent organza sleeves and lashings of lace, it’s all about romance and drama when it comes to winter wedding dresses. We’ve curated our favourite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2021 bridal collections to bring you the latest winter wedding dress trends and inspiration. Sun Sleeves, Halfpenny London Winter Wedding Dress Inspiration While the summer months
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Who says you need to stick to tradition when it comes to your honeymoon? Times are changing and so are the top honeymoon trends. The Top Honeymoon Trends for 2020 We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; weddings are an expensive business. And its safe to say a large contributing factory is that
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All of the best fancy dress ideas come in pairs, and now that spooky season is approaching we’ve scoured the internet for the best couples halloween costumes. The Best Couples Halloween Costumes Couples that Halloween together, stay together! That’s how the saying goes, right? Whether you’re just married, newly-engaged or still waiting for him to
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Wersha Bharadwa discovers effortless romance in abundance at luxury boutique hotel The Cellars-Hohenort, in Cape Town. The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Grabbing South African romance and culture back at Liz McGrath’s legendary five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel is easy. There’s lots of Dutch colonial allure including leafy plazas, a white manor farmhouse with whirring fans and
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From elegant candelabras to rustic vintage crates, there’s so many ideas to choose from. Transform your venue with these 25 show-stopping wedding decoration ideas, whether you choose a blank canvas, characterful conversion or a stately home! jessicaraphaelphotography.com 25 Show-Stopping Wedding Decoration Ideas To Style Your Venue 1. Fairytale chandeliers What better way to illuminate a golden, Somerset stone barn
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It won’t come as a surprise to learn that celebrities are famous for spending a lot of money on their weddings. From decadent centrepieces to elegant gowns, there are plenty of outlets for them to splurge their money on, and celebrity wedding cakes are no exception. The Most Expensive Celebrity Wedding Cakes Jack and Beyond,
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Looking for both unbeatable adventure and romance? Check into five-star Tau Game Lodge in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve says Wersha Bharadwa.  I’ve been waiting to visit South Africa for years. And as no trip to the country is complete without venturing on safari, I make like Michelle Obama who visited in 2011 and head
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For a luxury safari honeymoon in South Africa, The Royal Madikwe has it all and more… There’s something so incredibly opulent about a safari honeymoon.Spending time up close and personal with nature’s most beautiful beasts feels positively other worldly. Madikwe Game Reserve is perfect for honeymooners seeking a safari experience with a little seclusion. Unlike
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These bridal retailers, designers and suppliers have introduced virtual bridal appointments to help brides-to-be (and grooms) during lockdown. Credit: Anne Barge Virtual Bridal Appointments at Anne Barge Bridal Just when you thought planning your wedding couldn’t get any more difficult – a global pandemic is thrown into the mix. For many bridal designers and retailers,
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Now that no at-home proposal would be complete without the perfect song to propose to, we round up the best proposal songs.  Lockdown has put a lot of things on hold, but your proposal doesn’t have to be one of them. For the couples that are currently enjoying the longest staycation ever, make the most
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If there was ever a single place to get drunk on both love and wine, Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek is it, says Werhsa Bharadwa. credit: winetram.co.za Renowned as the gourmet capital of South Africa and home to only a few thousand people, Franschhoek is an hour’s drive from Cape Town making it the perfect stop
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Looking for a wedding dress and don’t know where to start? It’s all about finding the best wedding dress style for your body shape. A little look at the trends direct from the Bridal Week catwalk can provide the perfect inspiration. New York Bridal Week Fall 2020. Left to right: Oscar De La Renta, Lihi
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Everything you need to know about the latest micro wedding trend and how to host your own. There’s been a great deal of speculation over what weddings after Covid-19 will look like, and the buzz-word on all the industry insiders’ lips? Micro wedding. Couples due to marry this summer have been through a lot in
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