Your East Anglian Wedding news and ideas from around the region

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

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5 ways to treat your loved one this Champagne Day (today 23 October!)

5 ways to treat your loved one this Champagne Day (today 23 October!)

Françoise Peretti, Director of Champagne Bureau UK shares her expert tips on how to safely celebrate at home and make this Champagne Day special.If there is anything that 2020 has taught us, is that it's important to celebrate those little moments of pleasure whenever we can. It's been a tough run, and there can be no doubt that we all deserve a joyful lift to start the weekend – wherever you find yourself this Friday. Each year on the third Friday of October is Champagne Day, an international day dedicated to Champagne: the original and pinnacle of sparkling wine. This year we are not able to throw lavish and bustling 20 guests soirées (how far-fetched does that seem now?), but spoiling a loved one at home and opening a bottle together is a familiar tradition that will definitely bring a smile to the face of the special person in your life. Here are my top tips (and remarkably easy ways!) to mark the occasion:... read more

Posted: 23 October 2020

How to create your own wedding perfume using flowers

How to create your own wedding perfume using flowers

Choosing the perfect wedding gift is difficult at the best of times; you want something truly personal and thoughtful. A lovely personalised wedding gift would be to make your own natural and organic perfume using the bride's (or groom's) favourite flowers and wildflowers - all from the comfort of your own home!A simple spritz of perfume is the finishing touch to the wedding morning getting ready routine, a great scent is not only a confidence-booster to start the day, but it will be a fragrance that evokes the memories of such a special event for years to come...While we all have our signature shop-bought scents, natural and organic perfumes can also be created at home with ease using your favourite flowers and wildflowers. If you're looking for a thoughtful and personalised gift for a loved one, or a gorgeous treat for yourself, then take a look at Serenata Flowers' guide to creating your own perfume at home using real flowers:... read more

Posted: 23 October 2020

Time for tea on your wedding day

Time for tea on your wedding day

Welcome to The TeaPod a charming addition to any wedding. Founded by vegetarian, long-term crêpe and waffle fan and tea lover Thérèse Coyne, the Cambridgeshire-based business was born after she spotted a gap in the market for veggie, vegan and gluten-free options. Lovingly designed to provide a pretty backdrop for weddings The Teapod caters for celebrations of all kinds."Having been around many nervous brides and grooms on their wedding morning I noticed they often forgot to have a nutritious start to their big day so I came up with the idea for our Bridal Brunch/Groom's Grazing to provide the bridal party with sustenance on their doorstep," Thérèse explains.... read more

Posted: 22 October 2020

Fun, quirky and thortful - just what we need right now!

Fun, quirky and thortful - just what we need right now!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we adore this range of cards for couples who have had to postpone their big day! With a whole host of different designs thortful.com has something for everyone; yes nothing can take away from the upset of a cancelled or postponed wedding, but a thoughtful card will certainly go a long way and put a little smile on someone's face. Check out this range of delightful cards to be inspired to send one to someone you know... read more

Posted: 21 October 2020

New Cambridgeshire hotspot for wedding flowers

New Cambridgeshire hotspot for wedding flowers

Cambridgeshire has a new go-to destination for wedding flowers with the arrival of Augusta Hope the floristry shop on Fulbourn high street. Having outgrown their wedding and event studio just outside Newmarket owners Claire and Gussie are now back on the floral scene. "We found ourselves busier than ever in lockdown delivering flowers all over the surrounding counties and beyond. With the expansion plans put on hold initially during the crisis the rise in business was just what we needed to push forward with plans for the new shop," they explain.... read more

Posted: 20 October 2020

Get wedding-ready with Institut Esthederm - prize giveaway

Get wedding-ready with Institut Esthederm - prize giveaway

French skincare brand, Institut Esthederm's Cellular Water Fresh Moisturising Gel is the ideal moisturiser for skin exposed to urban aggressors and essential for use in your pre-wedding beauty regime. Suitable for all skin type, it acts as a shield against pollution, creating an invisible film that traps particles and pollutants. In addition to the urban defence benefit, this lightweight moisturiser provides all day-long water diffusion between skin cells for dynamic hydration. The skin is revitalized and glows with lasting radiance. Last but not least, it's quick-absorbing texture and practical packaging make it a men's favourite moisturiser too!... read more

Posted: 19 October 2020

Get married now, party later! Top tips for a micro wedding

Get married now, party later! Top tips for a micro wedding

Last month County Wedding Magazines shared with our readers bridalwear designer Sabina Motasem's intimate lockdown wedding - which we loved! This month, here's Sabina's top tips on hosting a personal, intimate, micro wedding.... weddings aren't gone, and they're certainly not forgotten!Sabina says, "Embracing a small and intimate wedding now and having a larger reception later can be intimately beautiful and you get to celebrate again with your guests. After our wedding date was postponed several times and it became clear a ceremony and reception were off the cards. We had a small wedding in September with 15 of our nearest and dearest. "The new wedding restrictions are for legally recognised weddings only in the UK, which means all 'non-legally' recognised weddings are sadly not and follows the 'Rule of 6'. In these instances, many weddings may have a cultural ceremony now followed by a civil ceremony and reception later.... read more

Posted: 9 October 2020

Win a gorgeous necklace from Jana Reinhardt jewellery

Win a gorgeous necklace from Jana Reinhardt jewellery

County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win this gorgeous necklace! The perfect meaningful gift for your bridesmaid or maid-of-honour, this ultra dainty pendant features a finely carved tiny hummingbird. As well as looking super pretty, the hummingbird symbolises joy coming into your life and new beginnings, perfect sentiments to remember your special day by. Delicate and subtle, this gorgeous necklace will add glamour and sparkle to any bridesmaid dress and is classic enough to be worn long after the big day.... read more

Posted: 8 October 2020

Newly married? Make sure you’re both financially protected for the future

Newly married? Make sure you’re both financially protected for the future

Major life events, such as getting married, provide an ideal time to take a closer look at your finances. For example, tying the knot is a good prompt for couples to assess their current financial setup and examine what financial protection is necessary for them, not just individually but also as a married couple. Often, couples are uncertain about what type of life insurance or cover is necessary or when it's best to start planning for it. To help newlyweds, Zoe Bailey, Chartered Financial Planner and Director at Tilney, shares some financial considerations:... read more

Posted: 7 October 2020

New Norfolk countryside wedding venue

New Norfolk countryside wedding venue

Looking for a magical outdoor setting for your big-day celebration? Step up Ha Ha Farm, a new destination hotspot for woodland wedding receptions. Located just eight miles from Norwich, surrounded by glorious Norfolk countryside, there's even a rare and whimsical hugging tree in the woods! Release your inner laid-back boho bride under the big blue sky, a beautiful marquee, or inside the rustic barn. Let your your creativity run wild, with special extras anything's possible from freshly curated farm-to-table catering to locally hand-crafted bespoke decorations and bell-tent glamping accommodation.... read more

Posted: 6 October 2020

Suffolk wedding venue turns red

Suffolk wedding venue turns red

Suffolk wedding venue Glemham Hall has backed a global action day by lighting up in red to highlight the crisis facing the live events sector due to COVID-19. The popular wedding and events venue joined forces with organisers of the annual FolkEast festival for the #LightItInRed global action day with #WeMakeEvents. The action day was organised to bring home urgent calls for government support to help the live events sector to survive the current crisis. Joined by FolkEast organisers John and Becky Marshall-Potter, the historic old oak tree in the parkland was also lit up in red. The tree is traditionally decked out in colourful fabric swatches to herald the six-week countdown to the FolkEast festival in August.... read more

Posted: 2 October 2020

16 plants to improve health and wellbeing for your wedding

16 plants to improve health and wellbeing for your wedding

As brides and grooms adapt to even more wedding restrictions, Serenata Flowers has identified 16 plants with qualities that can aid health, improve wellbeing and ease anxiety - the perfect choice for wedding venues and receptions this year, and in to 2021. While the health benefits of plant-based diets are well documented, such as lavender, mint, basil and so on, new research uncovers the lesser-known uses of the nature around us, read on to find out more...... read more

Posted: 30 September 2020

Head-to-toe wedding flower power

Head-to-toe wedding flower power

Love flowers – why not wear them from head to toe for an alternative look for your wedding day. Norfolk-based florist Alison Mortlock has taken her passion for all things floral to a whole new level creating wearable one-of-a-kind pieces for weddings. "I wanted to do something different to other florists. I love fashion and flowers so decided to experiment by combining the two. Flowers have been worn in the hair for years and I've just taken this a step further and put my own twist on it," she explains.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2020

Reform in marriage law

Reform in marriage law

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. But for couples that might be unsure of what these reforms will mean in practice, and how and when they will likely to become law, County Wedding Magazines chats to Sebastian Burrows, managing partner at Stowe Family Law, to find out more about the proposed changes and when they might likely be put in to place...... read more

Posted: 28 September 2020

Intimate weddings here to stay after Government announcement

Intimate weddings here to stay after Government announcement

Our little white wedding bubble hasn't completely popped yet after clarification on this week's Government announcement on weddings. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can confirm that the new guidelines of 15 guests, reduced from the previous 30, doesn't include suppliers that are at the ceremony for work purposes.... read more

Posted: 25 September 2020

Brave Ground colour palette wedding ideas from Liz Taylor

Brave Ground colour palette wedding ideas from Liz Taylor

Dulux's colour of the year for 2021 has been revealed: Brave Ground – a warm and grounding neutral shade has been gaining lots of attention on social media. CWM caught up with Liz Taylor of the Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC) a wedding and event management company, to find out her ideas for incorporating Brave Ground into your wedding day.... read more

Posted: 23 September 2020

What to consider if you’re planning a winter wedding in 2020

What to consider if you’re planning a winter wedding in 2020

Emma-Lou Montgomery, associate director, Personal Investing, Fidelity International commented: "Weddings are typically a joyful occasion, however planning for one can be anything but - and made all the more stressful this year by the ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic.... read more

Posted: 21 September 2020

Perfectly packaged gifts from BOXD

Perfectly packaged gifts from BOXD

BOXD is a new online shop selling curated gift boxes which make for the ultimate pre-wedding surprise or post-vow thank you gift; from the bridesmaids and flowergirls, to the groomsmen - there's something for everyone.... read more

Posted: 18 September 2020

Six sustainable ideas for a green wedding from expert Victoria Prew

Six sustainable ideas for a green wedding from expert Victoria Prew

From the dress, to the flowers, to the location, Victoria Prew founder and CEO of the UK's leading peer-to-peer wardrobe rental platform HURR Collective - shares her top tips on how to have the chicest, most sustainable wedding.... read more

Posted: 14 September 2020

Why your Will is a priority after marriage

Why your Will is a priority after marriage

After the highs of your wedding day, it's highly unlikely for your mind to turn to something altogether more serious like yours and your spouse's Will. However, drawing up a Will or, for those entering a second marriage or had a Will in place before the Wedding, getting it updated and put back in place is absolutely vital. Without it, your inheritance could end up in the wrong hands and not where you'd hoped it to be, with your loved ones.... read more

Posted: 11 September 2020

5 reasons why Champagne is an eco-friendly wedding choice

5 reasons why Champagne is an eco-friendly wedding choice

Francoise Peretti, Director of the UK's Champagne Bureau shares some surprising insight into why couples should consider champagne if they're looking for an eco-friendly option and facts about the Champagne region, the world's leading wine region in sustainable initiatives... read more

Posted: 7 September 2020

Hand Picked Hotels welcome paws through the doors

Hand Picked Hotels welcome paws through the doors

Hand Picked Hotels provide the ideal option for staycations a little closer to home, and with its new announcement that pets are welcome at its hotels from August, it means your UK holiday can be enjoyed with all of the family - four-legged friends in tow!... read more

Posted: 28 August 2020

Entertaining little ones with The Chiswick Gift Co

Entertaining little ones with The Chiswick Gift Co

Worried about idle hands causing havoc on your big day? The Chiswick Gift Company has a whole host of new products designed with little ones in mind, to keep them entertained during the 'boring' parts of the day such as the 'speeches' and 'photographs' - why listen to the adults when you can be having fun right?... read more

Posted: 26 August 2020

Treat each other to a teddy to treasure

Treat each other to a teddy to treasure

Looking for wedding morning gifts for each other, or perhaps you've had to postpone your wedding, and would love to exchnage gifts to mark the original date? What could be more special than these gorgeous Steiff bride and groom teddy bears? We're in love!... read more

Posted: 24 August 2020

Cambridgeshire drive-to destination hotspot for chocolate lovers

Cambridgeshire drive-to destination hotspot for chocolate lovers

On the hunt for favours and sweet treats for your wedding day? Check out the latest innovation from luxury British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat just launched in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.... read more

Posted: 21 August 2020

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