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July/August 2017
July/August 2017
The latest edition of An Essex Wedding magazine is jam packed with up-to-the-minute products, news, reviews and advice to help you create your dream big day. Keeping it local, we take you on a whistle stop tour of Chelmsford & around showcasing some regional beauties in which to tie-the-knot; and our Seaside & Coastal venues feature has lots of wonderful venues for you to swoon over.

Meanwhile, our Venue styling feature has lots of inspiration for your big day decor with input from expert local professionals, and we’ve got everything you need to know and more in our Music & entertainment feature which includes some priceless expert knowledge when it comes to entertaining you and your guests on your W-day. There’s a plethora of advice from some of the regions finest experts to help you celebrate your nuptials providing you with memories that you’ll cherish forever.

Oh what a perfect day
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Oh what a perfect day
An unconventional proposal set the wheels in motion for Jo and Alan’s special nuptials.

Jolene Lapslie, 41, married Alan Buckle, 44, at Channels Golf Club, Chelmsford, on 6th May, 2017.

Read all the details of their big day on page 40 of the current issue, available now: www.anessex.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
WIN! A honeymoon to the Cayman Islands, worth more than £5,000
Spotlight on... Chelmsford & around
Spotlight on... Chelmsford & around
Pontlands Park

Built in 1879 Pontlands Park is a beautiful Victorian country house surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, which include a pond with a bridge, perfect for fantastic photos to remember. Over the years the family-run hotel has been sympathetically extended to boast 35 bedrooms, period architecture, and luxury and contemporary interior design.

Ceremonies can be held in The Lilli Suite, which overlooks the glorious gardens and can accommodate up to 80 friends and family. Alternatively, The Conservatory offers a larger space to host up to 150 guests to witness your nuptials.

Receptions are held in The Conservatory for up to 90 loved ones and in the summer months the venue also has a fabulous marquee suitable for 200 people.

Visit: www.pontlandsparkhotel.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 23 of the current issue, available now: www.anessex.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
The alternative hipster stag do - Stag-fest
The alternative hipster stag do - Stag-fest
Increasingly stag parties are shunning what their parents did, leaving the pub behind and looking for a totally new kind of pre-wedding weekend.

Wedding of the Year
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Wedding of the Year
Congratulations to Gemma & Danny who were crowned winners of the latest round in our Wedding of the Year competition.

Now and forever
Now and forever
Bridal minimalism doesn't just mean a simple white dress any more. Three bridal designers explain how they go about creating a more personal, pared-back big-day look for contemporary brides using choice fabrics, cuts and details

A romantic island escape
A romantic island escape
Sarah Gallivan experiences a taste of paradise in Thailand's exotic resort of Koh Samui

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

Are you planning to provide free drinks to your guests on the day?

We're providing dinner drinks and toasts: 68%
Only the first reception drinks: 9%
We'll be putting some money behind the bar: 9%
We're having an open bar: 14%
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 Sep 2017 - The Essex Golf and Country Club Wedding Open Day
Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2NS

22-24 Sep 2017 - The National Wedding Show at Olympia, London
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX

23-24 Sep 2017 - The North West Wedding Fair at EventCity, Manchester
Phoenix Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7TB

24 Sep 2017 - The Lawn Wedding Fair
Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PL

29-1 Oct 2017 - The National Wedding Show at NEC, Birmingham
North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

29 Sep 2017 - Holiday Inn Colchester Wedding Open Evening
Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, CO6 3QL, UK

30 Sep 2017 - Marygreen Manor Hotel Wedding Open Day
London Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4NR
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