Your North East Wedding news and ideas from around the region

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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Fun, quirky and thortful - just what we need right now!

Fun, quirky and thortful - just what we need right now!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we adore this range of cards for couples who have had to postpone their big day! With a whole host of different designs thortful.com has something for everyone; yes nothing can take away from the upset of a cancelled or postponed wedding, but a thoughtful card will certainly go a long way and put a little smile on someone's face. Check out this range of delightful cards to be inspired to send one to someone you know... read more

Posted: 21 October 2020

Learn how to match stationery to your wedding theme

Learn how to match stationery to your wedding theme

We asked Liam Grieves from Above the Clouds Wedding Stationery for his advice when it comes to wedding stationery. He says, "Your wedding stationery is the first thing your guests see, and it can indicate what the wedding day will be like. If you have a theme or style in mind, you could drop in elements of this onto your invites and use the colour scheme from your flowers, venue, or décor to add an excellent subtle indicator too. Adding texture or patterns can add character, like wood or rustic textures for a barn wedding.... read more

Posted: 20 October 2020

Get wedding-ready with Institut Esthederm - prize giveaway

Get wedding-ready with Institut Esthederm - prize giveaway

French skincare brand, Institut Esthederm's Cellular Water Fresh Moisturising Gel is the ideal moisturiser for skin exposed to urban aggressors and essential for use in your pre-wedding beauty regime. Suitable for all skin type, it acts as a shield against pollution, creating an invisible film that traps particles and pollutants. In addition to the urban defence benefit, this lightweight moisturiser provides all day-long water diffusion between skin cells for dynamic hydration. The skin is revitalized and glows with lasting radiance. Last but not least, it's quick-absorbing texture and practical packaging make it a men's favourite moisturiser too!... read more

Posted: 19 October 2020

Get beautiful looking make-up with this wedding supplier

Get beautiful looking make-up with this wedding supplier

We caught up with Nicola Quimby at Littlemizmakeup to get her top make-up tips! She says, "Acne is usually made to look more noticeable by the rednessit causes. My advice would be to use a yellow camouflage concealer on the affected areas before foundation application. Then apply one or two fine layers of a medium to full coverage matte foundation To finish off the look, apply a fine loose powder to disguise the uneven skin without anything looking cakey.... read more

Posted: 15 October 2020

Find out how to find a wedding cake on a tight budget

Find out how to find a wedding cake on a tight budget

Helen Edwards from Vanilla Teas in Tyne and Wear shares her expert advice to help couples find the perfect wedding cake no matter their budget. She says, "With the current economic climate, budgets aregoing to be one of the top priorities with every part of life – not just planning a wedding. But, how can you save some pennies on your wedding cake, without cutting corners? If you want a large cake, the first option is to opt for a naked or a semi-naked cake rather than a traditional iced one...... read more

Posted: 13 October 2020

Get married now, party later! Top tips for a micro wedding

Get married now, party later! Top tips for a micro wedding

Last month County Wedding Magazines shared with our readers bridalwear designer Sabina Motasem's intimate lockdown wedding - which we loved! This month, here's Sabina's top tips on hosting a personal, intimate, micro wedding.... weddings aren't gone, and they're certainly not forgotten!Sabina says, "Embracing a small and intimate wedding now and having a larger reception later can be intimately beautiful and you get to celebrate again with your guests. After our wedding date was postponed several times and it became clear a ceremony and reception were off the cards. We had a small wedding in September with 15 of our nearest and dearest. "The new wedding restrictions are for legally recognised weddings only in the UK, which means all 'non-legally' recognised weddings are sadly not and follows the 'Rule of 6'. In these instances, many weddings may have a cultural ceremony now followed by a civil ceremony and reception later.... read more

Posted: 9 October 2020

Win a gorgeous necklace from Jana Reinhardt jewellery

Win a gorgeous necklace from Jana Reinhardt jewellery

County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win this gorgeous necklace! The perfect meaningful gift for your bridesmaid or maid-of-honour, this ultra dainty pendant features a finely carved tiny hummingbird. As well as looking super pretty, the hummingbird symbolises joy coming into your life and new beginnings, perfect sentiments to remember your special day by. Delicate and subtle, this gorgeous necklace will add glamour and sparkle to any bridesmaid dress and is classic enough to be worn long after the big day.... read more

Posted: 8 October 2020

Newly married? Make sure you’re both financially protected for the future

Newly married? Make sure you’re both financially protected for the future

Major life events, such as getting married, provide an ideal time to take a closer look at your finances. For example, tying the knot is a good prompt for couples to assess their current financial setup and examine what financial protection is necessary for them, not just individually but also as a married couple. Often, couples are uncertain about what type of life insurance or cover is necessary or when it's best to start planning for it. To help newlyweds, Zoe Bailey, Chartered Financial Planner and Director at Tilney, shares some financial considerations:... read more

Posted: 7 October 2020

Check out this County Durham wedding venue

Check out this County Durham wedding venue

Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the North East, Redworth Hall Hotel is a 17th-century Jacobean Manor that provides the perfect elegant setting for any special day. Encompassed within 26 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and woodlands, the hotel boasts blissful tranquility and privacy making the ideal backdrop for photographs. The stunning property boasts classic architecture with complimentary modern features, creating a sense of history and grandeur. The premises have several function rooms available to suit any group size in both traditional and contemporary design.... read more

Posted: 6 October 2020

Tyne and Wear wedding entertainer shares top advice

Tyne and Wear wedding entertainer shares top advice

Stuart Collingwood from Piano-Player explains how to keep guests entertained throughout the wedding day. He says, "Live music adds that special touch to a wedding that can't be achieved with recordings. I can play all of the wedding couples and guest's requests and keep the music flowing, perfect for mingling and getting to know each other. All styles can be catered for from classical, jazz to modern-day favourites. I've been a professional pianist for more than 25 years now and have worked with singer Tony Christie (Amarillo) for four.... read more

Posted: 1 October 2020

16 plants to improve health and wellbeing for your wedding

16 plants to improve health and wellbeing for your wedding

As brides and grooms adapt to even more wedding restrictions, Serenata Flowers has identified 16 plants with qualities that can aid health, improve wellbeing and ease anxiety - the perfect choice for wedding venues and receptions this year, and in to 2021. While the health benefits of plant-based diets are well documented, such as lavender, mint, basil and so on, new research uncovers the lesser-known uses of the nature around us, read on to find out more...... read more

Posted: 30 September 2020

Tyne and Wear wedding venue take the crown for our venue of the week

Tyne and Wear wedding venue take the crown for our venue of the week

Formally a medieval church, St Mary's Heritage Centre is fully restored to showcase the original beauty of the stonework and pillars, with a blend of modern improvements. The light oak hardwood floor and large glass panels tie together the architecture of this historic building. Surrounding the building is a Grade-1 listed graveyard featuring ornate and ancient gravestones and a beautiful war memorial garden. This impressive structure features an illuminated clock face on the bell tower and Norman stoned mullioned windows – the entrance archways are striking walls of plate glass draws guests in.... read more

Posted: 29 September 2020

Reform in marriage law

Reform in marriage law

In the biggest reform proposed to England's marriage ceremony law, the government's legal advisors have recommended that couples be allowed to marry in whatever outdoor location they choose. But for couples that might be unsure of what these reforms will mean in practice, and how and when they will likely to become law, County Wedding Magazines chats to Sebastian Burrows, managing partner at Stowe Family Law, to find out more about the proposed changes and when they might likely be put in to place...... read more

Posted: 28 September 2020

Intimate weddings here to stay after Government announcement

Intimate weddings here to stay after Government announcement

Our little white wedding bubble hasn't completely popped yet after clarification on this week's Government announcement on weddings. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can confirm that the new guidelines of 15 guests, reduced from the previous 30, doesn't include suppliers that are at the ceremony for work purposes.... read more

Posted: 25 September 2020

Sticky Sponge Cake Studio's announced as one of the top 50 cake designers in the country

Sticky Sponge Cake Studio's announced as one of the top 50 cake designers in the country

Owner Graeme Venus says: "It's always lovely to receive this kind of accolade and recognition, reassuring us we're doing a good job, and all our hard work isn't going unnoticed, especially during this very difficult year that we're all having to get to grips with."... read more

Posted: 24 September 2020

Brave Ground colour palette wedding ideas from Liz Taylor

Brave Ground colour palette wedding ideas from Liz Taylor

Dulux's colour of the year for 2021 has been revealed: Brave Ground – a warm and grounding neutral shade has been gaining lots of attention on social media. CWM caught up with Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) a wedding and event management company, to find out her ideas for incorporating Brave Ground into your wedding day.... read more

Posted: 23 September 2020

Wynyard Hall is our venue of the week

Wynyard Hall is our venue of the week

Wynyard Hall provides the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. With its charm and timeless elegance, the hall is surrounded by 150 acres of the historical landscape. Couples will find it hard to escape the sense of tranquillity that encompasses the venue with its breathtaking series of exquisite grounds and lakeside views.... read more

Posted: 22 September 2020

What to consider if you’re planning a winter wedding in 2020

What to consider if you’re planning a winter wedding in 2020

Emma-Lou Montgomery, associate director, Personal Investing, Fidelity International commented: "Weddings are typically a joyful occasion, however planning for one can be anything but - and made all the more stressful this year by the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic.... read more

Posted: 21 September 2020

Perfectly packaged gifts from BOXD

Perfectly packaged gifts from BOXD

BOXD is a new online shop selling curated gift boxes which make for the ultimate pre-wedding surprise or post-vow thank you gift; from the bridesmaids and flowergirls, to the groomsmen - there's something for everyone.... read more

Posted: 18 September 2020

Lynne Young Millinery opens a new studio

Lynne Young Millinery opens a new studio

Lynne Young Millinery is excited to announce the opening of its first studio in Redcar, which will open for appointment only from the 1st September, 2020. The studio has more than 150 designs available to hire as well as a brand new exclusive ready to wear collection, which will be available to buy.... read more

Posted: 17 September 2020

Find out why Bannatyne Hotel Darlington is our venue of the week

Find out why Bannatyne Hotel Darlington is our venue of the week

Bannatyne Hotel is a charming Grade II listed townhouse situated in the fashionable West End of Darlington. Here couples will find a romantically-lit terrace to the front, and large private garden to the rear, complemented by a cosy pavilion, allowing for outdoor ceremonies.... read more

Posted: 15 September 2020

Six sustainable ideas for a green wedding from expert Victoria Prew

Six sustainable ideas for a green wedding from expert Victoria Prew

From the dress, to the flowers, to the location, Victoria Prew founder and CEO of the UK's leading peer-to-peer wardrobe rental platform HURR Collective - shares her top tips on how to have the chicest, most sustainable wedding.... read more

Posted: 14 September 2020

Why your Will is a priority after marriage

Why your Will is a priority after marriage

After the highs of your wedding day, it's highly unlikely for your mind to turn to something altogether more serious like yours and your spouse's Will. However, drawing up a Will or, for those entering a second marriage or had a Will in place before the Wedding, getting it updated and put back in place is absolutely vital. Without it, your inheritance could end up in the wrong hands and not where you'd hoped it to be, with your loved ones.... read more

Posted: 11 September 2020

Redworth Hall Hotel is our top venue of the week

Redworth Hall Hotel is our top venue of the week

Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the North East, Redworth Hall Hotel is a 17th-century Jacobean Manor that provides the perfect elegant setting for any special day.... read more

Posted: 10 September 2020

Find out why videographers are vital for any wedding day

Find out why videographers are vital for any wedding day

There are so many reasons to have a videographer at your big day and local expert Amelia Jane Read from Amelia Jane Weddings tells us why.... read more

Posted: 8 September 2020

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