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Your Kent Wedding news and ideas from around the county

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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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

Bloomin' marvellous!

Bloomin' marvellous!

We asked Diana Critchell from Flowers of Foxhall (www.flowersoffoxhall.co.uk) about the benefits of faux versus fresh flowers. Read on for her words of wisdom. Considering the beauty and opulence flowers add to your wedding day, they're a huge element of the planning process. So, along with colour and design, it's not surprising you've found yourself asking about the benefits of fresh versus faux. There's no denying that fresh blooms are beautiful. Their myriad forms, colours and scent cannot be truly replicated by their artificial counterparts. However, there are a few points to consider before you make the final decision.... read more

Posted: 14 September 2021

The countdown is on… to our Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse

The countdown is on… to our Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse

We live and breathe weddings at CWM towers, so we can't wait for our Signature WeddingShow at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 18th April, 2021! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 13 September 2021

Ready, set, wed!

Ready, set, wed!

We asked Kent-based wedding photographer Lee Gordon (www.blushingbridephotography.com) whether bridal prep shots are a must-have. Read on to find out what she had to say. I think bridal preparation is a huge part of the day and definitely a must when it comes to documenting your day. I usually start the wedding morning by capturing all of the lovely details such as the dresses, shoes, flowers and jewellery – all the bits and pieces my brides might have lost sleep over!... read more

Posted: 9 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

County Wedding Events coming to Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex!

County Wedding Events coming to Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at to Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex, for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 September 2021

County Wedding Events coming to Houchins, in Coggeshall!

County Wedding Events coming to Houchins, in Coggeshall!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at to Houchins, in Coggeshall, Essex, for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 September 2021

County Wedding Events comes to Selden Barns, Worthing, Sussex

County Wedding Events comes to Selden Barns, Worthing, Sussex

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at Selden Barn, Worthing, Sussex for some much-needed inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 September 2021

County Wedding Events comes to Greentrees Estate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex!

County Wedding Events comes to Greentrees Estate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at Greentrees Estate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 September 2021

County Wedding Events comes to Morden Hall, Morden, London!

County Wedding Events comes to Morden Hall, Morden, London!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at Morden Hall, Morden, London for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 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

Diamonds are everyone's best friends!

Diamonds are everyone's best friends!

The daunting task of finding the right wedding ring is made simple by The Diamond Setter. A contemporary jewellery label based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, the team can alleviate the pressure of your search. They specialise in diamond and gemstone setting and pride themselves on unparalleled craftsmanship. Lorraine Marsh from The Diamond Setter says, "We believe in giving our customers a choice and because we are hands on, each and every piece is tailored to their desire." Slithering diamonds and Pave Diamond on a Platinum Band and here is a video on how it's done.... read more

Posted: 26 August 2021

Ramsgate prepares to celebrate 200 years of Royal Harbour status

Ramsgate prepares to celebrate 200 years of Royal Harbour status

After enjoying his time in the town so much following an international trip to Hanover, Germany via Ramsgate, King George IV, on his return, gifted the harbour Royal ascent. 2021 marks 200 years since King George IV officially declared Ramsgate harbour as 'Royal' in 1821. It is still the only royal harbour in the country to this day. In recognition of this special 200th anniversary, a grand festival will occur over three days around the beachfront and harbour area. The main event includes the Royal Navy bringing two of their fleet to the harbour, and the world-famous Tall Ship 'The Royalist' will also be anchored within the harbour during that weekend.... read more

Posted: 24 August 2021

Your round!

Your round!

Mobile bar business The Thirsty Farrier has launched a new set of packages for weddings. Formed by brothers Jon and Dan in 2019, the Kent-based bar company offers flexible packages for events throughout Kent and beyond. The company has a variety of bar setups available, from the hand-crafted mint green horsebox, rustic pop-uk bar and prosecco piano, to their new home festival package, ideal for al fresco gatherings. Throughout lockdown, the boys have adapted their offering by launching online cocktail masterclasses, but are now pleased to say they've re-opened bookings for weddings.... read more

Posted: 19 August 2021

Kent shoot: Ain't no party like a woodland party

Kent shoot: Ain't no party like a woodland party

If you loved our Woodland Wonder shoot in the Jul/Aug issue of Your Kent Wedding magazine, here's some more! While on location, the team also shot another angle and created a festival hen party vibe with a twist! The Milkshake Kisses workshop brought Coachella to Kent with glamping tents, girls in festival outfits, smoke bombs and plenty of glitter. This side of the shoot will definitely bring all of those summer feels and give us all hope of some sunshine in the weeks before autumn creeps around the corner!... read more

Posted: 17 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

It'll be ice to see you in Ashford and Tenterden this summer!

It'll be ice to see you in Ashford and Tenterden this summer!

Something very cool is coming to Ashford and Tenterden this summer and it involves lots of ice cream! Follow Whip and Loli on a fun-filled ice cream trail to discover Ashford and Tenterden. Sideways PR along with Love Ashford, Experience Tenterden and Ashford, and Ashford and Tenterden Town Councils, bring a FREE ice cream trail to the region. The trail is part of a larger 'Welcome Back' government funded campaign that focuses on the importance of recognising, reviving and regenerating our high streets, following the impact of coronavirus.... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Rewarding work

Rewarding work

Local celebrant Karina O'Donnell of Simply Ceremonies is proud to have been nominated both for the Global Wedding Celebrant, and Vow Renewal – Client Service accolades in 2021's The Celebrant Industry Awards. As an industry first, these nods are set to recognise those delivering excellence as nominated by fellow celebrants, industry suppliers, couples and families. Founder of the awards and The Celebrant Directory, Jennifer Claire Constant says, "The past year has shown just how integral celebrants are in supporting families through life-changing events.... read more

Posted: 5 August 2021

Spice up your life

Spice up your life

Now that restrictions are beginning to lift and larger weddings will soon be back on the agenda, Karara is taking bookings and is very excited to be doing so. Spicing up the Kent food scene Karara, meaning "spicy", is the new brand name for amazingly aromatic dishes created by local chef Paul Babra. It's the culmination of Paul's vision of bringing flavours to life wherever you are. "I don't want to stay inside four walls and cook, my team and I want to go to events, see people and share in their enjoyment of the healthy flavourful foods we create.... read more

Posted: 3 August 2021

Raise a glass

Raise a glass

If you're looking for something local to raise a toast with at your wedding, it might interest you to know that Mereworth Wines' bases its choice of vineyard plantings on compatibility with the climate, soil and topography; and that all of these factors lend themselves perfectly to the very three grape varieties used to make exceptional English Sparkling Wine. Chardonnay vines account for over half of the vineyard and you'll be able to enjoy their fruits in the form of Mereworth's White From White.... read more

Posted: 3 August 2021

County Wedding Events comes to Marks Hall Estate in Coggeshall, Essex!

County Wedding Events comes to Marks Hall Estate in Coggeshall, Essex!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex, for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 August 2021

Hey good lookin'

Hey good lookin'

A busy bridal boutique doesn't have much chance to give itself a makeover, but lockdown provided a rare opportunity for the lovely team at Dress Dreams to create a whole new brand identity, completely refurbishing the fabulous boutique in Sevenoaks, as well as undergoing a website refresh. "We've been busier than ever and are ready to welcome brides through our doors, wowing them with our breathtaking new interior," says owner Kate. To find out more, head over to www.dressdreams.co.uk... read more

Posted: 29 July 2021

Source your wedding entertainment at our Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium

Source your wedding entertainment at our Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium

Voted the UK's best tribute in 2020, this award-winning celebration of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons proudly features West End leading men from hit musicals such as 'Jersey Boys'. Paying a charismatic tribute to Frankie Valli, his life, his music and his legacy; Frankie's Guys have travelled the world performing their award-winning show, including celebrity events, spectacular weddings and their own international tours. What's more, this must-see band will be exhibiting at our Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 12th September, 2021.... read more

Posted: 29 July 2021

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