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Love, locally

6th Feb 2021

February, the month of love, is a time to celebrate, share and remember love. 

While this month is associated primarily with Valentine’s Day, it's apt to highlight the random acts of love we feel or romantic gestures we could show someone else. 

We do so with a touch of quirky poetic licence, here, whilst showing our love and appreciation to some of the area's local businesses in the process.

Sharon Booker - Conference & Events Executive

4 Top Tips To Decorate Your Wedding Venue

27th Feb 2020

Choosing the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony or reception is a big part of the pre-planning, but what about decorating it, once you have made your selection? There are so many different options out there nowadays for the creative bride and groom. Here are some suggestions to help your wedding venue look fabulous on your big day.


Getting wed on Valentine's Day

28th Jan 2020

Choosing the most romantic day of the year to get married can be a wonderful way to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams - and is certainly a great way to ensure that your new spouse never forgets your anniversary! If your Valentine’s Day wedding is booked for this year, most of the planning will be well underway, but there are still plenty of finishing touches that you can work on to make the day even more special.

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New Year Resolutions for brides and grooms

5th Jan 2020

Are you getting married in 2018? In amidst all the excitement and planning it can be hard to pin down the more important aspects of your preparations for the big day. A great way to focus the mind at this time of year is to put together a special set of New Year Resolutions to help you plan the perfect day.

'Get me to the church on time' - transport choices for your big day

9th Dec 2019

Working out how to get the bride and bridal party to the wedding ceremony venue is clearly a vital part of the day’s planning – after all, nothing can happen until she arrives. There are so many different options out there, from the traditional to the outlandish. Whatever style wedding you are planning, there is bound to be a form of transport that will fit the theme and vibe of the day.


Navigating your way through the wedding red tape

16th Nov 2019

However romantic a wedding can be, and however exciting the planning can feel, there is one area that has to be tackled that might not inspire quite so many thoughts of hearts, flowers and unending bliss. Yet it is the most important, as represents the legalities and important practicalities of the day. Wedding admin can seem a frustrating distraction from the more enjoyable tasks of picking dresses and choosing music, but it can make the difference between a smooth, trouble-free day and the whole event becoming a disaster, or even being called off altogether. Here are some of the main areas you need to cover in your wedding planning.


The Food of love - five harmonious ideas for live music at your wedding

10th Nov 2019

Weddings are the perfect occasion to enjoy some live music. With emotions already running high, what better way to express and react to them than through enjoying the talents of a beautiful soloist or chamber group performing during the ceremony before strutting your stuff on the dance floor in front of a live band playing your best tunes? So, if music really is the food of love, how do you choose what to put on the menu?


Popping the question: how to do it in style....

1st Nov 2019

Proposing to your loved one can be one of life’s scarier moments. What if he or she says no? What if they hate the ring? Yet if all goes according to plan, it can be the start of a wonderful period of excitement and anticipation in the run-up to the wedding day, followed by years of married bliss.


Fireworks fun that doesn't annoy the neighbours

1st Oct 2019

Weddings and parties are generally a time to let your hair down and have some fun. What’s not to like? Well, quite a lot if things if you live or work close to an event where things get out of hand and the noise levels rise and rise. Yet, celebrating considerately is perfectly possible with a little pre-planning, and it needn’t ruin the fun.


Sweet love: celebrating Chocolate Week

1st Oct 2019

Good news for chocolate lovers: Chocolate Week starts on 9 October! A whole week dedicated to the sweet stuff seems like a dream come true, especially when you are searching for inspiration for an autumn wedding. It’s not too late to incorporate chocolate into your special day – and we don’t just mean on the desserts table, either.


Planning a Christmas wedding

7th Sep 2019

Getting married at Christmas brings a special kind of magic to proceedings. Everyone is already in a good mood and ready to rock around the Christmas tree. Here’s how to inject more of that festive season vibe into your special day.