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January/February 2019
 
January/February 2019
 
Let me begin by wishing you all a very Happy New Year and offer a warm welcome to all the new readers who are buzzing from Christmas engagements. Congratulations! 

For many, I’ve no doubt 2019 signals a new milestone as you mark off another year in the countdown to the big day, and some of you can officially say, “I’m getting married… this year!” But if the excitement in saying so abates and gives way to panic that there’s still so much to do, don’t worry. In this issue, we look at ways to detox and destress in Hot Topic, seeing you through to your nuptials on tip-top form. There’s some great advice here from health professionals around the county on matters from psychology to nutrition. You can even carry this hard-won relaxation into your big day as we look at Kent’s spa venues. 

For the dear readers who are fast approaching W-day, you’ll likely be turning your attention to planning a hen or stag do (unless you’ve delegated – in which case, a subtle or not-so-subtle hint can’t hurt). If that’s the case, then hop on over to page 75, where we’ve investigated some super-fun options whether you want to chill, be creative or live for adventure. 

As ever, Your Kent Wedding is here to help with oodles of inspiration on every page. Check out our gorgeous couples’ real weddings on pages 38, 47, 52 and 61. If these pages tell you anything, it’s that your wedding day is no one’s but yours, so plan for you and your personality as a couple. Tradition is great, but it shouldn’t be restrictive. 

Don’t forget to check our bright and bubbly cover shoot on page 71, which has inspired these pages. I, for one, plan to face the new year with the same bold and sunny outlook.

Happy planning, everyone!
 
Come fly with me
Image provided by Jeff Oliver Photography
 
Come fly with me
 
Sara and Cameron tied the knot at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, with a travel-inspired theme, styled in a chic dusty blue palette.

Read all the details of their big day on page 47 of the current issue, available now: www.yourkent.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
 
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Check in and chill out
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Check in and chill out
 
Hempstead House Hotel and Spa 

A traditional country house hotel in the garden of England, Hempstead House boasts contemporary and vintage décor with classical chandeliers, high ceilings and open log fires. Situated within secluded grounds, the front aspect of the venue is covered with beautiful ivy while the Heritage Suite’s grand entrance and fascia showcases a traditional coach house with modern conversion still synonymous with the old Kentish feel. Fruit trees line the manicured lawns accompanied by the summer house, gazebo, waterfalls and sunken gardens. The venue offers complimentary accommodation, a pre-wedding meal, spa packages for the bride and bridesmaids, wedding gifts and champagne on the house, plus a complimentary first anniversary stay.

Visit: www.hempsteadhouse.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 29 of the current issue, available now: www.yourkent.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
 
Wedding wellbeing
 
Wedding wellbeing
 
Genuine kindness matters... but before you can be kind to others it helps if you can be kind to yourself especially during stressful times of your life like planning a wedding!

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Register to our 'Wedding Planning Tools' and we'll provide you with everything you'll need to plan the perfect wedding - You can manage your guest lists, keep tabs on invitations and RSVPs, set yourself tasks and reminders for your checklist, keep track of your budget and expenses, plus find local suppliers for your wedding essentials. It's time to get your 'wedmin' on: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1dr5b7ytQ&feature=youtu.be
 
Foreo unveils biggest beauty trends for 2019
 
Foreo unveils biggest beauty trends for 2019
 
Foreo takes a look at how the beauty industry has taken tips from its fashion and tech counterparts to disrupt 2019 and bring to the market new innovations and the smartest beauty gadgets we have ever seen to date.

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Land of the Gods
 
Land of the Gods
 
Editor Hannah Faulder experiences Cretan hospitality at the luxurious Blue Palace Resort & Spa.

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Readers' poll
 
What we've learnt from the latest reader poll at www.yourkent.wedding

Happy New Year all! Which song would you pick for your First Dance?

Aerosmith - I don't want to miss a thing: 23%
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud: 30%
Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on: 7%
John Legend - All of me: 40%
 
Forthcoming Events
 
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

17 Feb 2019 - Inn on the Lake Wedding Fair
Watling Street, Shorne, Gravesend, Kent DA12 3HB
www.pdeweddingfayres.co.uk

3 Mar 2019 - The Kent Wedding Fair, Priestfield Stadium
Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 4DD
whiteskyevents.co.uk/priestfield-stadium-gillingham-sunday-3rd-march-2019/

17 Mar 2019 - Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes Benz World
Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL
www.countyweddingevents.com/

14 Apr 2019 - The Wedding Experience at The Kent Showground
Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF
www.wedding-experience.co.uk/exhibition/kent-showground-detling

19 May 2019 - Chart Hills Golf Club Wedding Show
Weeks Lane, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8JX
www.countyweddingevents.com/events.cfm
 
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