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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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Fenwick Tunbridge Wells launches remote Christmas concierge

Fenwick Tunbridge Wells launches remote Christmas concierge

Fenwick Tunbridge Wells has announced that although its doors may be temporarily closed, the store remains open through both the Fenwick online store and the newly launched concierge service. Enjoy remote shopping with a remarkably personal touch, as the Fenwick Tunbridge Wells team brings the very best of Fenwick directly to your home. No matter how big or small, let the team of in-store experts know your request and they'll do their very best to make it happen.... read more

Posted: 3 December 2020

Is Leeds Castle in Kent home to the oldest living swan in the UK?

Is Leeds Castle in Kent home to the oldest living swan in the UK?

The beautiful Great Water located at Leeds Castle in Kent is home to a huge variety of bird life. The estate is probably most famous for the black swans, which proudly sit within the Castle's logo, but what many visitors may not know is that there are three other species of swan that live with the grounds too, the mute swan, the trumpeter swan and the whooper swan. There are nineteen captive bred swans that call Leeds Castle home, but none more famous than Pickles the Whooper Swan, who is the noisiest and oldest resident!... read more

Posted: 3 December 2020

NameSwitch series: Guidance for non-UK nationals

NameSwitch series: Guidance for non-UK nationals

If you have moved to the UK from another country, are a non-UK citizen or dual nationality holder and wish to change your name after marriage, divorce, gender reassignment or deed poll you may be a little daunted about where to start! NameSwitch is the UK's expert in helping people obtain a name change as smoothly and quickly as possible, and have been contacted by numerous non-UK nationals in recent years, so have dedicated this guide to anyone who's a non-UK/dual nationality holder and is wondering how to navigate the name change process under UK laws. Read on to find out how the name change process works for non-UK nationals.... read more

Posted: 2 December 2020

Gold medal winning, organic wines perfect for Christmas

Gold medal winning, organic wines perfect for Christmas

From the chateau to your door, gold medal winning, 100 per cent organic, chateau bottled wine available to UK wine lovers for the first time delivered in time for Christmas. Greenham Wines (www.greenhamwines.co.uk) is offering a range of exceptional wines from Chateau Nadal in France, exclusively to British wine lovers. These wines are available in the UK for the first time. Full bodied reds, beautifully balanced whites, seductive rosé and tempting dessert wines can be mixed 'n' matched to create your own individual case of six or twelve wines.... read more

Posted: 1 December 2020

Meet Blessing Enakimio, the woman behind Kent's Blessing by Ble

Meet Blessing Enakimio, the woman behind Kent's Blessing by Ble

We've had the immense pleasure of working with the lovely Blessing Enakimio for many years now, having showcased her incredible work on many ocassion. So, we thought it was about time we introduced you to the woman behind all of the wedding wonderfulness you've seen amongst our pages. Blessing, would you do us the honour of telling us a bit about yourself? I'm fondly referred to as Madame Ble, The Queen of Bling. I'm particularly known for my attraction to chandeliers and all things lush and opulent.... read more

Posted: 27 November 2020

Embrace the unexpected at Leeds Castle this Christmas

Embrace the unexpected at Leeds Castle this Christmas

This Christmas Leeds Castle invites you to embrace the unexpected with a stunning display of alternative festive trees! Discover a dazzling array of bespoke Christmas trees made from materials themed to each of the glorious state rooms, on display from 28th November until 3rd January. Be amazed at a Christmas tree built entirely of crockery in the Queen's Gallery, with the tips and trimmings made from cutlery, before stepping into the Castle's historic Library to discover a tree made completely from books!... read more

Posted: 26 November 2020

NameSwitch series: It's all in a name - how to change your's post-vows!

NameSwitch series: It's all in a name - how to change your's post-vows!

After all the precious time spent planning a wedding, and then the excitement of the day itself, followed by a honeymoon of a lifetime, do couples ever think about the admin after the big day? If you're embracing modern independence and keeping your birth name - great news - if you're traditionalist and what to show your newly married status by taking the surname of your beloved - then what's it all about and how do you go about changing it?... read more

Posted: 25 November 2020

Wedding photography special offer from Camilla Harney Photography

Wedding photography special offer from Camilla Harney Photography

Although some are choosing to postpone their wedding days in favour of a bigger bash when restrictions are lifted, many are opting to go ahead with a downsized version of their original plans. There's no right or wrong answer, and what's important is the love and commitment you'll be expressing on the day. Wedding suppliers throughout the land have been going above and beyond to adapt and offer as much as they can within the government guidelines. So, if you're ready, willing and able to reduce the size of your guest list, it's an idea time for a romantic, intimate wedding.... read more

Posted: 24 November 2020

Almost Mr & Mrs gifts for would-be brides and grooms

Almost Mr & Mrs gifts for would-be brides and grooms

Exclusively for Christmas, London-based Pink Positive has launched a collection of 'Almost Mr & Mrs' gifts for would-be brides and grooms, including festive mugs and sweatshirts. With 71 per cent* of couples postponing their wedding this year due to the global pandemic, the collection is a thoughtful way to bring some cheer. The collection also includes the signature 'personalised gift boxes' with custom gift message inside the lid to make every gift look amazing with a luxurious finishing touch!... read more

Posted: 23 November 2020

Are we all longing for more romance?

Are we all longing for more romance?

Ahhh 'romance', here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we are, of course, suckers for a classic, romantic love story! Apparently, a quarter of Brits (24%) are to, and admit they are longing for a little more romance in their life, according to new research from luxury UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths - who also looked at the UK's perception of romance in their own lives as well as the films they favour when they're looking for a little bit of love!... read more

Posted: 20 November 2020

Have yourselves a very Mereworth Christmas

Have yourselves a very Mereworth Christmas

This year, more than ever, we're all in need of some Christmas cheer. Kent winery, Mereworth Wines, is bringing a touch of sparkle to the festive season with its English sparkling wine and Christmas 'Lockdown' gift packs. Mereworth Wines' first vintage of English sparkling wine was released in April this year, and has already proved extremely popular, with an accolade in the Wine GB awards. The Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes from its Wateringbury Vineyard are transported just a mile down the road to its winery in Mereworth, where they're transformed into exceptional English sparkling wine, using traditional Champagne methods.... read more

Posted: 19 November 2020

How will law reforms impact weddings

How will law reforms impact weddings

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. The current law, which prohibits couples from marrying in anything other than a permanent structure with a roof if the ceremony is to be solemnised legally, has been largely unchanged since 1836. The Law Commission (an independent body which scrutinises legislation) are wishing to radically modernise the current antiquated laws. There is a strong consensus from the public that reform is desperately required as the current laws are not fit for purpose nor are they reflective of the way in which people wish to solemnise their relationship.... read more

Posted: 18 November 2020

Dinner for one? Individual catering ideas for weddings in a pandemic

Dinner for one? Individual catering ideas for weddings in a pandemic

Good food is very often simple food! We all know that coronavirus has thrown wedding plans across the UK into chaos. The traditional ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening do is being revamped and reworked from a safety-first viewpoint. Aside from the face coverings, hand sanitiser and social distancing, there's also the catering to think about. Gone are the days of canapés, sharing platters and serve yourself buffets – all hot spots for cross-contamination. Now, with the emphasis on not getting too close, innovative catering ideas that focus on the individual are coming into their own.We caught up with expert Liz Taylor, of wedding planners the Taylor Lynn Corporation, to hear her Covid-friendly wedding catering ideas that put safety first; without losing the taste, impact and importantly the style, from the occasion.... read more

Posted: 16 November 2020

Diamonds are a girl's (or guy's) best friend!

Diamonds are a girl's (or guy's) best friend!

Ooooh what a lovely prize we have in store for our County Wedding Magazines readers over the next fortnight. After such a miserable year, we're now at the start of a grey and gloomy winter season; what better way to bring some sparkle to your life than by winning a £200 voucher to spend at thediamondstore.co.uk? Whether you want to spend it on a little pick-me-up gift for yourself, or put if towards your wedding rings or bridal party gifts, the choice is yours if you end up being our lucky winner!... read more

Posted: 13 November 2020

Bespoke wedding catering with Your Private Chefs

Bespoke wedding catering with Your Private Chefs

Looking for that memorable experience? Then a stress-free wedding catering package from a team of Michelin-trained chefs could be just what you're looking for. Your Private Chefs offer a stunning personalised menu to suit your wedding style and make your day a truly memorable one. With the team's obvious love of food and the use of seasonal, fresh local ingredients, they're with you every step of the way to help create that perfect wedding you've always dreamed of.... read more

Posted: 12 November 2020

NEW VENUE ALERT! Introducing The Moody Mare

NEW VENUE ALERT! Introducing The Moody Mare

The Moody Mare is an 18th-century pub nestled on the edge of Mereworth woods. The pub is renowned for its beautiful, quaint, idyllic location, boasting both unusual and beautiful features; this venue is a place where enchanting ambience meets a foodie's perfect adventure. Here at Your Kent Wedding, we're always excited to learn of a new wedding venue. So, when we got wind that The Moody Mare was about to throw open it's doors to intimate and chilled-out weddings we were there, wanting to know more...... read more

Posted: 10 November 2020

Perfectly packaged and posted

Perfectly packaged and posted

Sending gifts to loved ones from a distance has never been so easy with Letterbox Gifts. As many people have not been able to host their planned weddings this year, or be able to see family and friends, what better time to share the love on what would have been your hen/stag do, or what would have been your wedding day. Letterbox Gifts have everything you could think of for sending that special person a little something straight through their letterbox. Each Letterbox Gift is gift-wrapped by hand and comes with a free personalised card, making it just that little bit more special for your loved ones to open.... read more

Posted: 4 November 2020

How luxury wedding venue Braxted Park is helping fellow wedding suppliers across the country

How luxury wedding venue Braxted Park is helping fellow wedding suppliers across the country

Stunning Essex vedding venue Braxted Park has not only diversified and adapted its own operations to fit with ever-changing restrictions on weddings during 2020, but it has also formed the Association of British Wedding Businesses (ABWB). The association aims to support its members and fellow wedding suppliers who have felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as act as a liaison with the government – something which is even more important now we face the UK's second lockdown.... read more

Posted: 3 November 2020

Introducing Kent's House of Wedding

Introducing Kent's House of Wedding

Meet Carrie and Charlotte - together the ladies are House of Wedding. The pair met while working for another events company and after a drunken night in the pub and much discussion about how they'd run their own company, House of Wedding was born! When they aren't working they enjoy socialising with their friends and families (including four-legged family members) and attending live shows particularly music gigs and drag shows.We caught up with Carrie and Charlotte to find out more.... read more

Posted: 3 November 2020

31 is the age that the average Brit will get married

31 is the age that the average Brit will get married

One4all Gift Cards has launched a new interactive timeline which reveals the ages most worth looking forward to and what makes them so special – revealing 31 is the age that the average Brit will get married! A survey of 2,027 UK adults also revealed that the age at which we are most happy with our lives is 36. One4all Gift Cards has launched a new interactive timeline which reveals the ages most worth looking forward to and what makes them special. Brits can reflect on happy memories from their past while looking forward to some of the happy years and birthdays they have to come. According to the data, the average Brit has already ticked off key adulthood milestones by this point – and in fact, it shows that your late twenties and early thirties are a time to look forward to, due to the number of special occasions and achievements that are taking place in the average adult's life.... read more

Posted: 2 November 2020

Five minutes with Angela Williams of RKW Hair

Five minutes with Angela Williams of RKW Hair

Angela has worked in hairdressing for 22 years. She left school and worked her way up in the field until she was part of the education team and eventually succeeded in managing her own team of assessors and instructors. She's now mummy to two little girls, and has been obsessed with all things wedding ever since her own. That's when she found herself launching RKW Hair. She says, "Weddings are still my passion and what I enjoy the most."... read more

Posted: 2 November 2020

Local shoot - Small yet perfectly formed

Local shoot - Small yet perfectly formed

When an experienced group of local wedding suppliers realised that elopement may become a realistic and popular option for many couples, disenfranchised by the pandemic, they got together to form E-lope. One of the founding members, Sam Lloyd, The Wedding Owl, says, "E-lope is for couples who want their elopement to include all of the elements of a beautiful wedding, just without the guest numbers." This talented team of knowledgeable wedding professional will undertake all of the project planning on behalf of their couples to a high standard, and includes photography, cake, flowers, styling and venue.... read more

Posted: 1 November 2020

Styled shoot: Emerald Luxe

Styled shoot: Emerald Luxe

When Mercedes Gale from 4YParty Weddings & Events plans a styled shoot, she certainly likes to shake things up! "Representation in the wedding industry is so important and this shoot was a chance for me to inspire the more mature couples tying the knot," she says. So she decided to put together a project to celebrate and offer wedspiration to couples who may have waited for the kids to be older before getting married, those who are renewing their vows and have the wedding day they always wanted, and those who just haven't been ready to tie the knot until now.... read more

Posted: 1 November 2020

Good things come in small packages with Mercure microweddings

Good things come in small packages with Mercure microweddings

2020 has been a year like no other for those planning their weddings with an estimated 75,000 weddings postponed this year. However, it has given couples the freedom to let go of all those big wedding expectations; and for brides and grooms who would like a more intimate day, Mercure's Microwedding experience is the perfect solution. From country houses to city-centre modern, couples can find a Mercure venue to suit their personality and suit the new government guidelines...... read more

Posted: 30 October 2020

Cosy couples twilight package at St Augustine's

Cosy couples twilight package at St Augustine's

If you're considering a 2021 micro wedding with all the trimmings, St Augustine's in Westgate-on-Sea offers the perfect solution. Its new Cosy Couples Twilight Package, priced at £2,021 (see what they did there?) includes everything you need for the most romantic of wedding days, including venue hire, 15 portions of evening buffet, chair covers, centrepieces, place cards, favours, flowers, use of bride and groom rooms, a dedicated wedding coordinator, a cake stand and more. Read on for full details.... read more

Posted: 29 October 2020

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