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

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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

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

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: 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

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

Create the perfect wedding cake with Lauren Henson Bespoke Cakes

Create the perfect wedding cake with Lauren Henson Bespoke Cakes

We caught up with Lauren Henson Bespoke Cakes to discover what the company has to offer couples on their wedding day and more about the company. The owner Lauren Henson says, "I have been designing bespoke cakes for more than seven years after falling in love with baking when teaching my children how to cook. I have a background in textiles and have a contemporary design, an eye for detail and I thrive on a challenge. A wedding is one of the most important days of your life andthe cake is a big part of making it perfect – I want to create a stunning cake for you whatever your taste or budget.... 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

Have the perfect wedding reception at Gaddesden Estate

Have the perfect wedding reception at Gaddesden Estate

Nestled in Hertfordshire, The Gaddesden Estate is celebrating 500 years of continuity and will be opening up a number of previously private areas for outdoor wedding receptions for the first time. The three new areas available include the Badgers Garden, which is centred around the 18th century Golden Parsonage, or the Walled Garden Meadow is ideal for marquee receptions and also features a lime avenue which could work perfectly for a blessing ceremony. Or why not opt for the Fishponds, a very romantic secluded area set in a Medieval sunken garden?... 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

Discover what Red Peacock Photography has to offer

Discover what Red Peacock Photography has to offer

Based in Bedfordshire, Red Peacock Photography is starting 2021 with a new offer for nearlyweds. As of January, the company will be offering a halfway package (excluding May-September weddings) which includes five hours of coverage and all edited photos on a USB and online gallery for just £800! The company specialise in natural photography while ensuring 100 per cent commitment, patience and passion.... 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

Create an intimate wedding at The Rufus Centre

Create an intimate wedding at The Rufus Centre

Located in Bedfordshire, The Rufus Centre has taken the opportunity to continue with its refurbishment programmes over the last few months – which have been quiet due to COVID-19 – resulting in the foyer entrance being completely redecorated. Not only that, but The Rendezvous Café & Bar has expanded its menu to offer afternoon teas available for wedding celebrations.The venue is licensed for ceremonies while ensuring social distancing for the maximum number of guests within the government limits and offers special inclusive wedding packages to comply with any restrictions.... read more

Posted: 25 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

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

Discover Ware Priory in Hertfordshire

Discover Ware Priory in Hertfordshire

Ware Priory is a beautiful, traditional Grade I listed building steeped in history with some of the architecture dating back to Medieval times. Beautifully complemented by modern décor too, there are lots of different spaces on offer to couples looking for a big-day venue. The main Ware Priory Building has a stunning white-washed frontage and stonewalled exterior surrounded by seven acres of beautiful picturesque grounds – overlooking the river, there are secluded areas which afford some wonderful wedding photos. Adjacent to this is Fletcher's Lea which is a modern addition to the estate; boasting it's own decking area at the back which overlooks the beautiful River Lea.... 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

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

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

Exchange vows at Ashridge House

Exchange vows at Ashridge House

With 700 years of fascinating history, there's a sense of royal heritage at the heart of Ashridge House. Originally a monastery, the venue became a royal residence for both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, then later a private home to Bridgewater's dukes and earls before becoming a military hospital during both World Wars. The house is now a wedding venue steeped in wonderful history! Set in 190 acres of private beautiful grounds and gardens, visit the Italian Gardens with its beautiful fountain or the Rosary filled with 48 different varieties of roses – the perfect backdrop to any special day!... 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

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