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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in Kent, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

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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: 16 April 2021

Tastebuds at the ready - check out Freezecakes!

Tastebuds at the ready - check out Freezecakes!

With wedding season looking set to be bigger than ever this summer; couples may have to think outside of the box when it comes to al fresco catering options. With social-distancing and outdoor settings looking to be a requirement this summer, then this new tantalising range of Freezecakes – the world's first scoopable frozen cheesecake served in a tub - will be a must-have at summer soirees. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, our mouths are watering just thinking about these heavenly delights so we're sure they'll be a hit with your big-day guests!... read more

Posted: 16 April 2021

Easy as one, two, three

Easy as one, two, three

We asked wedding planner Mel Revell-Leaman of Your Story Events what advice she'd give to a newly engaged couple wanting to know where to begin the planning process. Read on to find out what she had to say... "Firstly, congratulations! Here are my top tips for getting started on your planning – do take your time and enjoy it. Step one – talk to your partner. Have an in-depth conversation about what you both would and wouldn't like from ceremony type and venue style to the time of year and a rough guest list.... read more

Posted: 15 April 2021

COVID hasn’t stopped the party

COVID hasn’t stopped the party

There are few words that we never thought we'd say so much in the last year: sanitiser, lockdown and masks are three that spring to mind! With traditional stag and hen dos off the agenda, it was time to get the thinking caps on and get creative: Zoom played a huge part, and so did.... face masks! Not the sort we're all now too familiar with, but the fun facemasks that always came out at parties and the only mask we really knew till the pandemic of 2020.... read more

Posted: 14 April 2021

You do you, says Shelley Holmes of Kent wedding venue Solton Manor

You do you, says Shelley Holmes of Kent wedding venue Solton Manor

We asked Shelley Holmes at Kent wedding venue Solton Manor for her advice on making an intimate wedding day super-special? Read on to discover her top tips... The best advice I can give is to have the wedding you want that reflects you as a couple. Focus on the things that are important to you: if you love food have the seven-course meal; if you're outdoorsy, utilise your venue's outdoor space with your photographer; if you love flowers have the archway and huge arrangements!... read more

Posted: 13 April 2021

Five ways a cohabiting agreement can protect your assets

Five ways a cohabiting agreement can protect your assets

Cohabiting couples who have had to postpone their big day due to the coronavirus pandemic can look to interesting insights from family law experts about how their rights differ as an unmarried couple who are living together, with shared assets and children.With an estimated four out of five weddings postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic*, many couples may be wondering what they can do to protect themselves if marriage is not possible at present.By entering into a marriage, couples with shared assets, homes and children gain automatic rights, which can be considered by a court in the event of a divorce or the unfortunate passing of a partner.Family law experts at JMP Solicitors suggest couples who have had to postpone their wedding, but want to protect shared assets, may consider a cohabiting agreement.A cohabiting agreement, sometimes known as a 'living together' agreement, can cover a number of issues to be considered in the event of a separation such as property, bills, pensions, children and material assets.... read more

Posted: 12 April 2021

Things to think about when gifting wedding money

Things to think about when gifting wedding money

As lockdown restrictions ease and the countdown to May 17th begins, couples will be eager to get their wedding plans back on track, so they can walk down the aisle to say those all-important words - 'I do'. The pandemic meant scores of couples had to postpone their big day and, for some, it meant cancelling altogether. Many will now be hoping they can get back to planning their celebrations. Although some couples may have been able to squirrel away more savings during lockdown, the cost of weddings, particularly as many may want bigger, more extravagant weddings after being apart from family and friends for so long, can run into the thousands. To help, parents, grandparents and other relatives may choose to gift money. Research from the Family Wealth Unlocked report by Prudential UK, found that one in six (16%) adults have received a financial gift to pay for their wedding. And this number could rise. For those considering or receiving a financial gift, Kirsty Anderson, Financial Planning Expert at Prudential UK shares four things couples should consider:... read more

Posted: 9 April 2021

Win a luxury hen do worth up to £3,950!

Win a luxury hen do worth up to £3,950!

After such a tough 2020 with so many weddings and hen parties cancelled, we are all eagerly awaiting this summer for that light at the end of the tunnel.We are delighted to introduce you to Kymani, the tailor-made group glamping company. Kymani offers bespoke luxury getaways in a choice of rural location for brides looking for something that bit different. Each site can be hired out on an exclusive basis so that groups have the entire place to themselves for a really special private getaway – all which will be set up in a completely safe, socially-distanced way.What makes Kymani different from other glamping operators is the ability for groups of up to 40 people to hire the sites out exclusively allowing you and your hens to get away from it all whilst having the whole place to yourselves.... read more

Posted: 9 April 2021

A room with a view

A room with a view

We asked Kent-based wedding photographer Penny Young how to make the most of a super-stunning venue in those all-important photos. Read on to discover her top tips... The first step is to make sure you tell your photographer why you chose your venue and what you love about it. Tell them about the specific areas you like and then let them use their creativity to capture you in these locations on the day. Make sure you've allowed enough time for your photos, in particular your couple photo shoot, as feeling rushed is the worst and you'll want to make sure that you've had enough photos in your favourite spots.... read more

Posted: 8 April 2021

Something new, something borrowed, something...green!

Something new, something borrowed, something...green!

Sustainable weddings don't mean compromising on style or having to spend more - and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we couldn't agree more! Often the sustainable choice is the most tasteful and affordable. There are great ways you can reduce waste and reuse materials that not only make your wedding planet-friendly, but also unique and memorable. Here, North London Waste Authority has some top tips for a sustainable wedding which will certainly still be stylish and beautiful...... read more

Posted: 7 April 2021

Rustic bliss with Kent wedding stationer, Moments That Unite

Rustic bliss with Kent wedding stationer, Moments That Unite

We asked Jess Harrison of Moments That Unite how to tie wedding stationery in to a rustic-themed barn wedding. Here's what she had to say... "The two best ways to tie your stationery to your theme are by carefully selecting the card used and the details of the design. Card. We recommend opting for a card with a natural, rustic feel such as a brown Kraft card. This has a rustic feel right out of the box and is often 100 per cent recycled too. Colours. Those often found in nature during the spring are ideal here.... read more

Posted: 6 April 2021

2021’s biggest wedding flower trends

2021’s biggest wedding flower trends

One of the biggest trends to emerge, and one like to stay is shopping local. Whether this is due to the Covid-19 crisis - either a response to flowers becoming harder to import or the pandemic inspiring people to support local businesses; or an overall trend of the UK becoming more environmentally conscious - is unclear, but what is clear is that supporting local is a great way to find unique and gorgeous flowers for your big day.Direct2florist has also revealed more trends to be inspired by....... read more

Posted: 5 April 2021

Five alternative ways to get married

Five alternative ways to get married

Desperate to pledge your eternal vows to your betrothed, but plagued by uncertainty over when you'll be allowed to do it? It's hard to pin down a date for a 'traditional' wedding right now and although things are looking more positive, who knows where we'll be by summertime? There are, however, lots of ways to say: 'I do'. And not all have to involve a big party. Liz Taylor is a luxury wedding planner, and hospitality consultant, of over thirty years' experience. Here she shares just some of her alternative ways to celebrate getting married, which are so unique that you won't miss the grand party.... read more

Posted: 2 April 2021

Leeds Castle fools Kent with April Fool's Day prank!

Leeds Castle fools Kent with April Fool's Day prank!

Leeds Castle had the county fooled this morning with an April Fool's Day prank from "the loveliest Castle in the World", who claimed to be rebranding to Kent Castle. The 900-year old attraction claimed the rebrand was a move to end confusion over its location being in Kent and not Leeds in Yorkshire. Although the change of name was a hoax, it is true that staff at the popular attraction regularly encounter misunderstandings with people wishing to visit, believing it to be some 240 miles away in the north of England.... read more

Posted: 1 April 2021

Spring has sprung with Kent-based Flowers of Foxhall

Spring has sprung with Kent-based Flowers of Foxhall

We asked Diana Critchell of Flowers of Foxhall how to reflect the fresh feeling of springtime in wedding flowers. Read on to find out what wisdom she had to impart... You can evoke the carefree airy feeling of the season in your wedding flowers whatever your chosen style. It's more of a mood than a theme. Spring blooms are a magical mix of delicate textures, sublime colours and symbolism. For example, tulips represent perfect love. In addition to beauty, spring flowers have an abundance of scent, which you'll forever remember.... read more

Posted: 1 April 2021

Celebrate wedding season with Marokka

Celebrate wedding season with Marokka

After the excitement of a wedding invite dropping through your letter box - or via email for those tech-savvy couples - after thinking about what you're going to wear, next is thoughts of the gift list! At Marokka to celebrate all couples that can finally have their weddings again, whether planning something intimate or waiting until later on in the year for larger celebrations, its curated a selection of wedding day gifts you'll fall in love with. In keeping with Marokka's core values of collaboration and giving back, each range is the result of a partnership with another like-minded business as well as a promise to donate 10% of each sale to charity.... read more

Posted: 31 March 2021

Create your own wedding gown with courses from The Robing Room, Kent

Create your own wedding gown with courses from The Robing Room, Kent

If binge watching The Great British Sewing Bee during lockdown has left you with a desire to create your own outfits, head over to the award-winning Robing Room Studio. In a series of short courses running throughout 2021 you can receive professional training in various fashion and textile skills. The courses will be taught by Robing Room owner Janet Robinson PGDHE, who is an approved trainer and has been making and designing garments for many years, with assistance from other specialist tutors from Draft and Stitch in Folkestone's Creative Quarter.... read more

Posted: 30 March 2021

New wedding tablescapes from Setting Pretty

New wedding tablescapes from Setting Pretty

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we champion local wedding suppliers and think tying the knot close to home is also better for you, your loved ones and the planet! With abroad wedding looking uncertain for the next year or two, it's also another perfect reason to get married here in Blighty. Yes, you may not always have the sunnier weather, but why not bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your UK reception with this new range from Setting Pretty?... read more

Posted: 29 March 2021

How to avoid the 10 most common wedding planning bust-ups

How to avoid the 10 most common wedding planning bust-ups

With potentially nearly 200,000 couples planning wedding this year, that's a whole lot of hormones, stress and tension flying about - after all, planning a wedding can be one of the hardest (but also greatest) life experiences to go through. To capture what causes the strops, tantrums, tears and everything else in-between when planning a wedding, jewellers Queensmith surveyed 1,000 married women about the build-up to their special day - here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can certainly relate to a few!... read more

Posted: 26 March 2021

Sustainable success for Kent wedding venue The Oak Barn

Sustainable success for Kent wedding venue The Oak Barn

The Oak Barn, a family-run wedding and events venue in the heart of Kent, is one of six finalists for The Sustainability and Environmental Impact accolade at the Rural Business Awards 2020/21. Frame Farm's Grade II listed barns are grouped around a traditional farmyard and provide a stunning setting for weddings. The Oak Barn, The Byre and Weaver's Cottages have been lovingly brought back to life as part of a three-and-a-half-year restoration project and offer state-of-the-art facilities, beautifully incorporated into the fabric of the historical buildings.... read more

Posted: 25 March 2021

Post-lockdown Brits most looking forward to attending weddings again!

Post-lockdown Brits most looking forward to attending weddings again!

2020's empty diaries belong well and truly in the bin; and although 2021 has been a bit of a write off too...pens at the ready...because from April 12th you can start putting dates in the diary again!From hair appointments, to weekends away, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're looking forward to it all; but research from Parkdean Resorts has discovered exactly what Brits are most looking forward to doing once lockdown eases and weddings feature high on the agenda.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

Wedding guidance changed again, for the better!

Wedding guidance changed again, for the better!

For those planning on tying the knot this year, it's understandable you're feeling unsure of when or where the big day can take place. The Government has recently updated the guidance, once again, for weddings, in particular what you can and can't do from April the 12th with regards to hosting the nuptials. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this is a must-read, and it's also given us hope that the roadmap out of lockdown and the wedding industry will continue.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

Peace of mind at Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel

Peace of mind at Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel

Wedding dates are filling up fast for 2021-23 over at Mercure Tunbridge Wells, and one of its couples' main concerns is: what if our wedding is affected by Covid-19? It's a question you'll no doubt have on your lips too, so be sure to check with your own venue. We asked Sophie Brunger, events manager at Mercure Tunbridge Wells, about their policy. Sophie says, "Couples who make a new wedding booking with us for 2021 or 2022 will be able to change their date once, at no extra charge.... read more

Posted: 23 March 2021

Engagement searches soar during lockdown

Engagement searches soar during lockdown

With the end of lockdown mapped out for us, engaged couples can finally start getting excited about being married surrounded by friends and family and planning the wedding of their dreams. But what effect did lockdown have on engagements? Research from Freemans found that lockdown may have brought couples closer together as engagement related searches are at an all-time high; and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this summer is surely going to be the summer of love!... read more

Posted: 22 March 2021

New direction for luxury stationery company

New direction for luxury stationery company

Planning the big-day, especially for the second or third time for those that have had to postpone from 2020, can be a troublesome task. Wedding planning can be made a whole lot easier, and enjoyable, by investing in quality stationery pieces. Luxury brand Rollo London always provides a beautiful writing experience with stunning notebooks and follows strict eco guidelines to ensure that everything is sustainable and environmentally responsible. However, wanting to take its eco credentials one step further the brand has launched Repurposed by Rollo which, here at County Wedding Magazine HQ, we think will be a huge hit with conscientious nearlyweds.... read more

Posted: 19 March 2021

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