What to look out for in this issue
Catch up on the news from around the county
Freebies & offers
Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs
Wonderful world of weddings
News and products from around the country
Going for gold
Inspired by this year's Olympics, and 2016's metallic trend, dare to dazzle on your big day
Wedding of the Year
Meet the first four couples competing for the 2016 title
Our experts advise on al fresco nuptials
You know it makes sense to...
Enjoy the dress shopping
Happily ever after
Once upon a time, Lucy and Paul completed their love story with a fairytale wedding
Sunny 'I dos'
The sun shone on Madeline and George's summer celebration
Laura Sutherland reveals the latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches
A state of bohemia
From '70s maxi gowns to empire waistlines, delicate embroidery to intricate floral lace trim, the summer bridal look is all about laid-back glamour with an edge
Our pick of the prettiest pastel pieces as well as this season's key floral accents
High-end on the high street
As the first Occasions by Ben de Lisi collection launches at Debenhams, we catch up with the world-renowned designer
All the latest for the bride-to-be
Tips and tricks for feeling your big-day best
A multi-coloured complexion might make you look like a clown, but this fast-track trick to a flawless finish is no laughing matter
Fashion & beauty Q&A
Local pros help keep your al fresco bridal look locked down
All the latest product launches for men
Perfect for summer – rock these pastel hues
Go bold with floral print
Confessions of a... Groom
We all (secretly) think the man of the moment gets up to mischief before saying 'I do' but just what really goes on?
Your day, your way
From planning your dream day to your post-vows getaway, what makes your wedding perfect to you?
Local experts reveal the on-trend cake designs
Miles of style
Top tips for your big-day decor
Bright and beautiful
We offer three fabulous ways to stay bang on trend this summer and make a bold statement on your special day
Fantasy guest lists
Our lovely County Weddings editors reveal which celebrities they'd want joining them on their big day if they could invite any A-list star
I do... Again
Two couples tell us how they plan to tackle their big day second time round
Ye olde world of weddings
And you thought your prospective in-laws had some funny ideas…
Do me a favour
Adorn your tables with these delights
The bling ring
Confused by the choice of wedding bands available? Not sure which style is for you? Take our quiz to find out...
Colchester and around
Where to tie the knot in this town and its surrounding areas
Venues with a twist
Looking for an unusual setting? Here's our top picks…
Travel editor Sarah Reeve reveals the latest travel news, destination hotspots and top buys for your post-wedding getaway
Take a slice of life in Wales with some delicious food at The Hardwick in Abergavenny, Frances Leate tells us more
Lady of Les Manoirs
Famous for its A-list visitors, serious dining, picturesque countryside and fascinating history, Liz McIntyre reveals why Normandy is a perfect honeymoon destination
Odds on favourite
Sarah Reeve discovers a mini-moon gem right on her doorstep
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From Braintree to Brentwood, Chigwell to Colchester, here are a selection of real weddings from previous issues of An Essex Wedding magazine.
We're looking for local newlyweds who have said 'I do' this year. Any couples can enter the competition: it doesn't matter whether the event was large or small; modest or spectacular.
Whatever worries you have regarding your big day, our experts are here to guide you through. Pose all your wedding-related queries to those in the know.
Tips on featuring your wedding day in the magazine, meeting the team and much more.