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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in the North East, 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

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

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

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

Discover a tropical oasis in Sunderland

Discover a tropical oasis in Sunderland

Break free from the city with The Palm, a palm tree-filled tropical hotspot that's perfect for weddings. The venue's beautiful mix 'n' match choice of ceremony and reception spaces encompasses: five ceremony areas, four funky wedding breakfast set-ups and three evening reception spaces – the opportunities are endless. The brightly lit premises will wow guests with its dramatic palm tree-lined paths, huge torch flames and large archways. Ceremonies take place in multiple spaces; The Pineapple Cove is a shipwrecked tropical beach for 60 loved ones, while The Tropicuba is full of carnival décor inspired by the coloured streets of Havana for 110 nearest and dearest.... read more

Posted: 17 August 2021

Discover Rare Bridal Studio's new location

Discover Rare Bridal Studio's new location

Rare Bridal Studio has recently relocated to a bigger premise in Low Fell, Gateshead and the team couldn't be more excited to share the exciting news! The new studio has been designed to create a laid-back, modern space for brides to explore the rails of alternative and modern bridal wear. The business is still operating with private appointments only to allow thebridal party to enjoy the whole experience with the shop to themselves. The gowns in store are exclusive to Rare Bridal Studio and won't be found anywhere else in the region.... read more

Posted: 12 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

Check this beautiful venue in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside

Check this beautiful venue in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside

Nestled in Northumbria, Northside Farm offers exclusive use for up to three nights to give couples a relaxed experience and more time to spend with friends and family. Ceremonies can occur outside on the lawn, inside the barn or in the newly converted gin gang room, while receptions take place in the barn with a capacity for 150 seated guests. There's even room outside for marquees if desired and the venue has a 'no restriction' policy (as long as it is legal) for activities such as fireworks.... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Discover fun wedding favours for your special day

Discover fun wedding favours for your special day

Located in Northumberland, Oakwood Soaperie creates soap wedding favours using natural and plant-based ingredients. The service is proving more popular than ever before, which is why the company will be adding new options soon including luxurious and custom-wrapped half-size bars that can be tailored to match any colour scheme. There's also a rustic option that includes a choice of soap in a white cotton muslin bag, featuring the company's logo and the couple's name, wedding date or a special message. Oakwood Soaperie's owner Ceri Aitman started the businessback in 2010 and specialises in cold process soaps and deluxe bath products. She says, "I'm finding more couples are getting in touch regarding ethical and handmade choices for their weddings this year – something we're all about that here at Oakwood Soaperie."... read more

Posted: 5 August 2021

Northside Farm is the perfect wedding venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Northside Farm is the perfect wedding venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Nestled in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, Northside Farm offers exclusive use for up to three nights to give couples a relaxed experience and more time to spend with friends and family. Ceremonies can occur outside on the lawn, inside the barn or in the newly converted gin gang room, while receptions take place in the barn with a capacity for 150 seated guests. There's even room outside for marquees if desired and the venue has a 'no restriction' policy (as long as it is legal) for activities such as fireworks. Outside, guests can find manicured lawns where drink receptions or garden games take place in the summer and a part-covered comfortable courtyard at the rear with a firepit for toasting marshmallows or having a barbecue buffet. Keep little ones entertained in the children's park, which features a zip wire and fun activities.... read more

Posted: 3 August 2021

Discover Semi’s Photography's new wedding offer

Discover Semi’s Photography's new wedding offer

Sem's Photography is a small family-run business based in Durham, which covers the whole of the UK. For July and August, the company is offering a £100 per cent discount off weddings taking place this year or next. The offer includes the three standard wedding packages and a bespoke version can be created for specific requirements.... read more

Posted: 29 July 2021

The Barn on The Bay is our wedding venue of the week

The Barn on The Bay is our wedding venue of the week

Located in Northumberland overlooking the beautiful Druridge Bay, The Barn on The Bay is a farm venue with stunning wedding spaces. Couples have the option of three ceremony areas including the beachside location situated in the dunes and overlooking the sea, the paddock or The Cowshed wedding barn that can also be used as a reception space. Guests are always surprised when they enter what looks like a farm building to find a wedding area enhanced by chandeliers, festoon lighting, rustic furniture and agricultural accents like the milk churns and tractor seat stools. The space carries on around to the newly reimagined bar area with leather seating and reclaimed furniture leading to a vintage horse box cocktail bar. The barn is ideal for large receptions with 200 people, and there's room for additional evening guests, while the smaller Stone Barn is perfect for intimate celebrations.... read more

Posted: 26 July 2021

Discover wedding favours in the North East

Discover wedding favours in the North East

When it comes to sourcing the perfect favours, it's so important to find a trustworthy company with a passion for what they do. We caught up with the owner of Oakwood Soaperie, Ceri Aitman, to discover what they offer couples on their special day. Read what Ceri has to say below. "Being creative has been a passion of mine for most of my life. I've made things from scratch for as long as I can remember, starting with simple balms using beeswax and rosewater.... read more

Posted: 22 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

Raise your glasses with Fizz On The Tyne

Raise your glasses with Fizz On The Tyne

For the last five years, Fizz On The Tyne has provided drinks to weddings, corporate events and parties around the North East. Owner Graeme king started the company to highlight his love for Italy after visiting the beautiful country, hosting different events and entertaining guests. The company offers various packages; the fizz/lager package is extremely popular for wedding receptions and what better way for lovebirds to surprise their guests after the ceremony? The beautiful prosecco van is perfect for outdoor weddings and the friendly and hard-working staff will ensure the perfect service at every event.... read more

Posted: 13 July 2021

Hexham House Register Office is now offering accommodation

Hexham House Register Office is now offering accommodation

In Northumberland, Hexham House Register Office is an 18th-century wedding venue that's now offering five-star accommodation. The Grade II listed property has been lovingly restored and now includes seven luxury apartments. Couples can utilise the suites for pre-wedding preparations and the wedding night. Apartments can be booked through the venue's new partner Wooden Star Cottages and the team can answer any queries or deal with special requests. To celebrate this collaboration, Wooden Star Cottages is offering couples saying 'I do' in Hexham House a discounted stay for them and all guests.... read more

Posted: 8 July 2021

Check out this Northumberland wedding venue

Check out this Northumberland wedding venue

Situated in Northumberland, Ellingham Hall offers a two-night wedding experience with period charm interwoven with modern-day luxury. The venue is the perfect choice for a wow-factor wedding with high ceilings, an underground games room, architectural features and a showstopping staircase. The 18th-century stately home features a stone exterior with climbing ivy that's picture-perfect all year round. There's plenty of outdoor space showcasing what the countryside has to offer: luscious lawns, peaceful streams, mini waterfalls and enchanted woodlands. You can even exchange vows on the manicured private lawns, in front of the hall or one of the grand oak trees – the choices are endless! If couples are after an indoor wedding, The Ceremony Room is the perfect option. The traditional garden room boasts the most incredible hand-carved, dramatic fireplace.... read more

Posted: 5 July 2021

Win an overnight stay with Mercure

Win an overnight stay with Mercure

Whether you're planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or simply need a night away, this staycation prize is a welcome getaway treat courtesy of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.At one of the most sought-after Mercure wedding venues in the UK, the lucky winner and their guest will stay in the best room in the house, the Wedding Suite, with dinner and breakfast at the hotel of their choice.The Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel is one of the most desirable wedding venues Yorkshire has to offer, set in the picturesque Golden Acres Park with formal gardens and a picturesque gazebo for dreamy outdoor weddings. While, The Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel is a tranquil four-star hotel set amongst two acres of landscaped gardens with a backdrop of beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside and Welsh mountains providing an idyllic setting for any wedding. Or, why not check out Cotswold's Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel for character and setting? This four-star Georgian country house boasts 12 acres of its own park and woodland providing the perfect Gloucestershire backdrop for a truly scenic wedding.... read more

Posted: 29 June 2021

Toast the happy couple with a glass of NINE ELMS No.18

Toast the happy couple with a glass of NINE ELMS No.18

Award-winning NINE ELMS No.18 is a ruby velven – a new type of sophisticated non-alcoholic drink, created in London, that has been specially designed to complement good food.Intricately crafted from the juice of four types of dark berry and aromatised with a complex blend of botanical infusions and distillates, this intriguing non-alcoholic indulgence is full of flavour & character – complexity that gradually reveals itself when sipped & savored with something delicious to eat.With its juicy red & black fruit, uplifting herbaceous notes, warm & earthy spice, gentle acidity & soft tannins, NINE ELMS No.18 is most enjoyable served with something richly savoury - try it with antipasti, charcuterie, chargrilled vegetables, roasted meats or cheese.... read more

Posted: 28 June 2021

Celebrate World Chocolate Day with Haute Dolci

Celebrate World Chocolate Day with Haute Dolci

Sweet-toothed diners are in for a treat this World Chocolate Day as London added a new luxury dessert parlour to its dining offer. Situated on Wembley Park Boulevard, Haute Dolci has a stunning open design that draws inspiration from both Italian and French heritage; the eatery combines fashion sensibilities with the art of food and desserts, to ensure a sumptuous and unparalleled customer journey. The restaurant boasts a backdrop of exquisite finishes inspired by Statuario marble and on the mezzanine level, a cherry blossom tree will transport diners to Paris' iconic cherry blossom display outside of the Notre-Dame, adding to the air of elegance at this must-visit dessert house. The tree, constructed from a real cherry tree trunk and six metres in diameter, will provide an ethereal focal point to the decadent eatery, with beautiful bloom-filled branches spanning across the width of the restaurant.... read more

Posted: 25 June 2021

The UK’s Favourite First Dance Songs As Wedding Size Limits Lift

The UK’s Favourite First Dance Songs As Wedding Size Limits Lift

From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021.Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising.Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.... read more

Posted: 23 June 2021

New launch from local vegan restaurant

New launch from local vegan restaurant

If you're planning a get together with your best girls or boys, the latest launch by award-winning vegan restaurant brand Stem & Glory is just the ticket. Great for adding an authentic flavour to your pre-wedding celebrations, the business has introduced the 'finish-at-home' vegan pizza. The launch is part of a rapid expansion of its online store serving restaurant-quality meals well beyond its home towns of Cambridgeshire and London to all over the UK. The pizzas have a Stem & Glory healthy twist including a lip-smacking menu of toppings made in-house entirely from vegetables and each one arrives ready for you to bake at home. Founder Louise Palmer-Masterton said, "We created our artisan pizza menu during the first lockdown, intending to launch at our new Cambridge site, but the latest lockdown has allowed us to develop it into a finish-at-home version.It has been so well received we will definitely be keeping it in our online store after we open again."... read more

Posted: 22 June 2021

New wedding pjs from Jayde

New wedding pjs from Jayde

Whether you're planning a night away for your hen do, or having your best buds getting ready with you on the morning of your wedding, elegant Instagrammable loungewear is essential! What's more, if you feel relaxed comfortable and stylish, this will show in the pictures. Luxury pyjama and loungewear brand Jayde, has a new white collection which will be perfect for the bride, the mothers, and her friends before the wedding, on the big day itself - and why not take the new items on honeymoon too!... read more

Posted: 21 June 2021

Government changes outdoor wedding restrictions

Government changes outdoor wedding restrictions

One thing the pandemic has highlighted is the archaic wedding laws couples are still governed by; and although this was due to be revised in government in the next year or two, MPs have decided to bring forward a change in outdoor weddings. From 1st July to 30th April 2022, couples can tie the knot outside without the restrictions of it having to take place under a permanent licensed structure, ie, a gazebo or pagoda. This is a much needed boost for wedding venues with booking in the next nine months and are having to adhere to social distancing requirements and outdoor weddings being preferable.... read more

Posted: 21 June 2021

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