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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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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

CherryTop Weddings launch new interactive entertainment experience

CherryTop Weddings launch new interactive entertainment experience

CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

Tie the knot in Bishops Wood, Ashford

Tie the knot in Bishops Wood, Ashford

If you're seeking an intimate wedding spot amongst glorious woodland, you'll be delighted to hear that the team at Elope have now added Bishops Wood, Ashford, to their roster of venues. Known locally as Forty Acre Woods, this private land, neglected for so long, has recently been purchased by Gary Stammers and his wife, Pauline. The location is now being lovingly revived, transforming it into a magical and enchanting al fresco wedding venue. With nature as your backdrop, you can now host a humanist ceremony or blessing beneath the towering canopy of native trees.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

Five things you need to consider when marrying in later life

Five things you need to consider when marrying in later life

While there is certainly no time limit on finding love, marrying later on in life is not as simple as it might first appear. When both parties have dependents, benefits, pensions and a lifetime of accumulated assets to consider, then a legal union can bring with it certain potential financial pitfalls.With recent data suggesting that marriage rates among older people are on the rise, Abigail Bennett, Partner and In-House Counsel at JMW Solicitors outlines five things that couples should consider before heading down the aisle.... read more

Posted: 17 March 2021

Discover a wedding wonderland at Chic Weddings' showrooms

Discover a wedding wonderland at Chic Weddings' showrooms

Kent's finest wedding suppliers, and be amazed by the range of breathtaking new room setups. Not only can you talk flowers and venue styling with the Chic Weddings and Events team, but you also have the opportunity for wedding dress and cake consultations with Victoria's Bridal Boutique and Shelley's Cakes respectively. While you're there, why not discuss your save-the-dates, invitations, menus, table plans and signage with ByBlossom Wedding Stationery, photography with Jeff Oliver, hair styling and make-up with RKW Hair and Elizabeth Joseph-Love, and bespoke wedding ring and big-day jewellery with COO Jewellers?... read more

Posted: 16 March 2021

Spabreaks.com's special packages for the grand opening of spas in April

Spabreaks.com's special packages for the grand opening of spas in April

Spabreaks.com is helping consumers maximise their spa experience in line with government restrictions from 12th April, with specially-created spa packages and offerings. Spabreaks.com and selected spa partners have come together to create new tailored packages, designed to give visitors exceptional experiences while remaining within government guidelines. As well as enhancing consumer experience, these packages also aim to help support spas recovery after lockdown. After a long winter stuck within the same four walls, heading to enjoy a tranquil spa day and having tension eased away is long overdue for many. Guiding the way towards rejuvenating treatments, soothing moments of calm (with adult-only options for parents seeking relaxation as children return to school) and spacious alfresco relaxation, Spabreaks.com shares its top spa choices opening on the 12th April and beyond.... read more

Posted: 15 March 2021

What to talk about before buying a house with your partner

What to talk about before buying a house with your partner

Buying a house together is often one of the big stages in many people's marriages, whether it be before or after you tie the knot. It's an exciting time and a great experience to have together, as you find the perfect place to potentially start the rest of your life together. However, to ensure the process is as smooth as possible, it's best to be as informed and prepared as you can. Whilst it might not be the most romantic dinner chat, it's important to discuss financials and possible challenges you might encounter - the key is to be as open as possible with your partner. Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau shares four crucial considerations to talk about with or ask your significant other before taking the leap and buying a home together:... read more

Posted: 12 March 2021

Austen elegance at Kent wedding venue, Chafford Park Estate

Austen elegance at Kent wedding venue, Chafford Park Estate

Chafford Park Estate, a family-run wedding venue located on the Kent/Sussex border, has added its incredible on-site Georgian Manor House to its wedding package. Quintessentially English and central to the 300-acre estate, this Jane Austen-lover's dream offers you the opportunity to spend the weekend being pampered and relaxing ahead of the big day. Now, you can plan your celebrations utilising the Estate's two granary barns, woodland and lawn without the need to worry about accommodation. Sarah... read more

Posted: 11 March 2021

Top locations for weddings in 2021

Top locations for weddings in 2021

2020 might not have been the best year for weddings - the least said about that the better - but 2021 is looking rather hopeful for loved up couples. GiftsOnline4U, the personalised gifts online retailer, has delved into Office for National Statistics data to see the UK locations with the most weddings in one year. The research covered England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland separately to be able to reveal the most loved-up places for each of these locations. The findings showed that the most popular spot in England to get hitched, is Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with over 4,000 weddings in one year....... read more

Posted: 10 March 2021

Weddings tied with a ribbon at Kent's Bromley Court Hotel

Weddings tied with a ribbon at Kent's Bromley Court Hotel

Bromley Court is a hotel steeped in history, with the atmosphere of a wonderful and intimate country house. Years of hospitality experience have gone into fine-tuning its beautiful rooms and event spaces, and things are kept wonderfully simple by ensuring all you need for your big day is included as standard in all packages. So, it should come as no surprise then, that when faced with current challenges the team have done it again! Introducing, the Apple Blossom Micro Wedding Package.... read more

Posted: 9 March 2021

£2,000 jewellery giveaway from UK retailer Goldsmiths

£2,000 jewellery giveaway from UK retailer Goldsmiths

In more positive news, the most recent announcement from the UK government has given the go-ahead for weddings to begin a slow return to normality, starting on March 8th, with the aim of lifting restrictions in full by June 21st. With light at the end of the tunnel for those looking to say "I do" in 2021, luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths was keen to help ease the financial burden of a wedding and have launched a competition to giveaway £1,000 worth of Goldsmiths' own jewellery to two lucky winners.... read more

Posted: 8 March 2021

World Book Day Weddings - be inspired

World Book Day Weddings - be inspired

World book day on 8th March celebrates literature in all its forms, as well as all the creativity, imagination and that little spark of magic that makes a tale worth telling. All book worms know there's nothing better than getting lost in a good novel. If you and your future spouse both share a love of literature, then theming your wedding day around a favourite book could be a great way to celebrate your shared passion. Whether it's delving into the wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland or finding out what's through the wardrobe, Liz Taylor of event management company the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) shares her ideas for World Book Day weddings, with a look inside some of her most famous literary creations.... read more

Posted: 5 March 2021

Kent is one of the most romantic destinations in the UK

Kent is one of the most romantic destinations in the UK

Holiday cottage company, Lyme Bay Holidays, have analysed data to find the UK's most romantic destination. Kent has featured in the top ten based on four different metrics: romantic activities, romantic restaurants, Google searches for proposal ideas and features in wedding hashtags on Instagram. From taking in the views over the White Cliffs of Dover to embracing culture at Leeds Castle, it's easy to see why Kent has earnt its top spot. The data has also cemented the south coast as a romantic destination in general as Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Bristol all feature in the top ten alongside Kent.... read more

Posted: 4 March 2021

Win a post-lockdown hen do with BLOOM Gin

Win a post-lockdown hen do with BLOOM Gin

BLOOM Gin, the popular premium gin brand, is giving 2021 brides the chance to win a post-lockdown hen do to remember - and after being cooped up for a year with no plans in the diary here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this is quite the treat! After Covid-19 has wreaked havoc for many brides-to-be who have been forced to move their celebrations, BLOOM Gin wants to make sure that 2021 is filled with fun times and happy memories only, by giving brides-to-be and their hens the chance to win the ultimate hen do experience.... read more

Posted: 3 March 2021

Local shoot: Vintage romance

Local shoot: Vintage romance

Model Chloe Frenay from Maidstone gathered together a team of talented suppliers to create this wonderful vintage-themed bridal shoot. The venue chosen for the backdrop was the gorgeous Broome Park Hotel in Canterbury. The rather grand staircase here certainly makes for a dramatic bridal entrance. We love the soft make-up look paired with soft and elegant Hollywood waves, complete with sparkling hair accessory. Plus, the classic and timeless boat neck gown with dramatic train, finished with an ultra-modern plunging back defnitely brings the wow-factor.... read more

Posted: 1 March 2021

Local shoot: 70s style

Local shoot: 70s style

Inspired by Bianca and Mick Jagger's wedding, this local team of wedding suppliers brought some rock 'n' roll to a yoga retreat nestled in West Peckham, Kent. Noticing a shift in sustainable living more brides are looking to make more eco conscious elements in the planning of their wedding as well as looking to give back or explore ways to be sustainable and eco friendly. Despite the current guest-list limit, a low key approach can still be beautiful and fun. The reception was set up in a beautiful tent pitched in the grounds of the Samsara Retreat & Yoga.... read more

Posted: 1 March 2021

‘Insta-worthy’ engagement posts

‘Insta-worthy’ engagement posts

From famous landmarks to atmospheric candles - Austen & Blake, diamond ring specialists, has revealed the engagement posts that got the most love and what makes them so 'likeable'. The company analysed hundreds of the top 'liked' Instagram photos from around the world to find out the common features that appear the most.With more than 2 million #isaidyes and 1 million #wereengaged and #wegotenagaged hashtags appearing on the popular platform, there was no shortage of love announcements to choose from.So what makes an engagement picture go viral other than people being happy for you? Below, Austen & Blake breaks down the features you need to know about if you want to nail the perfect post.... read more

Posted: 1 March 2021

Pop the question with Team Hen

Pop the question with Team Hen

After this week's announcement giving us the go ahead to start making plans again for the summer and beyond it's no better time to set about planning your hen do! From hen party connoisseurs Team Hen, the arrival of its new bridesmaid and maid-of-honour proposal gift boxes means there's no better way to pop the question to your bride tribe. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think they make the perfect gifts for you best girls - can we have one!... read more

Posted: 26 February 2021

Rethink, recycle, relove with Fenwick and Thrift+

Rethink, recycle, relove with Fenwick and Thrift+

Fenwick Canterbury partners with fuss-free donation service Thrift+. Donate your best second-hand clothes and receive 10 per cent off your next Fenwick online order. Fenwick has announced a new partnership with Thrift+ as part of the RETHINK. RECYCLE. RELOVE. campaign focusing on sustainability. Thrift+ is a UK-based, online donation service specialising in selling quality clothing items that deserve to be given a new lease of life with proceeds from each sale going to the donor's chosen charity.... read more

Posted: 25 February 2021

I do, I do, I do... with a prenuptial agreement in place!

I do, I do, I do... with a prenuptial agreement in place!

Not just reserved for celebrities and millionaires, prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly popular with modern couples too, no matter their financial status. With the uncertainty 2020 has brought to the economic and employment market, it can only be seen as a positive step to raise awareness of the importance of prenuptial agreements and eliminate the stigma surrounding them. Millennials, in particular, need to be made aware of the significance of prenups, as they aren't necessarily something to be viewed negatively or avoided, it's simply a sensible way to protect yourself and your finances.... read more

Posted: 24 February 2021

The road map to freedom.... and weddings!

The road map to freedom.... and weddings!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ yesterday, as we waited with bated breath to hear what Boris Johnson had to say in his announcement, our biggest concern was that he wouldn't address the wedding and events sector at all in his initial proposals for the coming months. One big exhale later, and we were delighted that we had SOMETHING we can start shouting about and we're certainly here to be the ones to do it - yipee!... read more

Posted: 23 February 2021

Getting married? Make sure you debunk your mortgage before tying the knot

Getting married? Make sure you debunk your mortgage before tying the knot

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes...... a mortgage! Yes, it may not sound that romantic, but owning your own home is high on the agenda for many nearlyweds-to-be. While wedding plans may be top of the list, lots of couples picture themselves settling into married life in the comfort of their perfect home without always considering the complexities that need some thought before achieving homeownership – such as being self-employed, having bad credit or being a single parent. Applying for a mortgage can feel like information overload, and hard to separate the facts from fiction. There are many misconceptions around mortgage lending, which can be harmful as many people are left feeling insecure about their financial situation. To help couples navigate the word of mortgages, Paul Coss, Co-Founder of Haysto, has debunked five common myths:... read more

Posted: 22 February 2021

Travel-inspired wedding gifts

Travel-inspired wedding gifts

This past year has placed extra significance on those precious holiday memories, and if you're dreaming of far away lands and distant shores then these travel-inspired prints will be a welcome delight. Perfect to add to your big-day gift list, and to adorn your home as newlyweds, Places & Spaces Art Co. has a wide range of original and personalised art prints - why not gift to your loved one with the sentiment of looking forward to your honeymoon when we can travel again?... read more

Posted: 19 February 2021

Planning a post-Covid wedding

Planning a post-Covid wedding

In lockdown 3.0 most of us would be hard pushed to remember a time when we could plan a wedding without having to consider the necessary social restrictions. Usual headaches like seating plans and flowers seem minor in comparison to having to contend with whether The Big Day can even go ahead or how the guest list can be reduced enough to comply. Even with the initial successes of the vaccine rollout, we're all still facing a long road ahead, before we can get back to normality.... read more

Posted: 17 February 2021

It's in with the new at Kent venue, The Weald of Kent

It's in with the new at Kent venue, The Weald of Kent

The Weald of Kent team has been hard at work refreshing its wedding suites ready for 2021. Newly decorated with the addition of luxurious carpets with a fabulous neutral tone, together with freshly painted walls throughout, these licensed spaces can host not only your ceremony by also your wedding breakfast and evening bash. So, whatever your chosen colour palette, the venue's new look will complement your day! For further information or to book a show around email bookings@weald-of-kent.co.uk. Also check out www.weald-of-kent.co.uk... read more

Posted: 16 February 2021

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