Getting married in Essex? An Essex Wedding magazine has everything you need!

If you have just got engaged or are looking for wedspiration, An Essex Wedding magazine is here to help Essex brides and grooms with their wedding planning.

Our regional features cover stunning wedding venues in Essex, real weddings and a wide range of regular features such as bridal fashion, beauty, grooms and honeymoons.

Look out for our exciting competitions, giveaways, advice from local and national wedding experts and our expert question & answer pages.

Quite simply, all the information and inspiration you will ever need to get married in Essex.

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An Essex Wedding magazine - Issue 104 - May/June 2022

The latest issue of An Essex Wedding magazine is available to download now

In this issue:

Competition
Win a two-night stay in the Lake District worth £1,500

City sights
Elegant Chelmsford wedding spaces

History in the making
Travel back in time in these incredible buildings

A grad affair
Our exclusive shoot shows why Braintree Town Hall is an ideal wedding venue

The great Essex bake off
Essex cake-makers reveal their greatest creations
 

Wedding Competition

 

The Belsfield Hotel is a four-star luxury boutique hotel located on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.

Wedding Competition

 

The Belsfield Hotel is a four-star luxury boutique hotel located on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.

An Essex Wedding news including bridal fashion, beauty and honeymoon

All the latest wedding news for those getting married in Essex, along with brides's fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

 

A personal touch: 5 tips for customising your wedding drinks

Amidst all the planning and organisation in the months beforehand, it's easy to forget...

 

Accessorise and shine with ChloBo's new collection

Known for creating unique handmade designs encompassing the heart and soul that founder and...

 

The ultimate pre-wedding skincare tips from Cult Beauty

With wedding season on the horizon and Google searches for 'wedding skincare' up by 450% over...

 

The Hayjack is a new romantic getaway in Suffolk

Rural, rustic and romantic on the edge of a woodland with far reaching park views, Hayjack is a...

Real Wedding Inspiration

 

Pure gold: Lucy and Adam met at a New Year's Eve party of a joint friend, 'I was eating a stolen pot of Pringles...'

Real Wedding Inspiration

 

Pure gold: Lucy and Adam met at a New Year's Eve party of a joint friend, 'I was eating a stolen pot of Pringles...'

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There are a thousand and one things to consider when planning your wedding so let us help you. The links below offer expert advice and give you an opportunity to sign up for our regular monthly e-newsletter (which you can unsubscribe from instantly at any time).

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Honeymoon Inspiration

 

Travel editor Melissa Barker reveals why Mauritius is the perfect honeymoon destination after being stuck in the UK for what feels like a lifetime

Honeymoon Inspiration

 

Travel editor Melissa Barker reveals why Mauritius is the perfect honeymoon destination after being stuck in the UK for what feels like a lifetime

Other publications from County Wedding Magazines

We currently publish 19 consumer wedding titles covering most of England and Wales.

You can read a digital version of any of our magazines online free of charge (including back issues) as well as sign up for e-newsletters so that you can be notified when new issues are published.

Many couples, especially those who live near county boundaries, often want information covering adjoining areas as well as in their own. Take a look at the titles below and click on the covers.

Bridal Fashion Inspiration

 

Layers and ruffles adorn dresses in the new-season bridal collections

Bridal Fashion Inspiration

 

Layers and ruffles adorn dresses in the new-season bridal collections

Our readers poll

Please participate in our readers poll, which helps us to ensure that we cover features of most interest to you in the coming issues of An Essex Wedding.

Readers' Poll

Which form of wedding entertainment are you most likely to book?

 
 
 
 

Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...Which sustainable wedding trend will you adopt?

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Lab-grown diamonds for your jewellery
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Biodegradable confetti
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Plantable paper wedding stationery
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Dried reusable floristry

Editor loves...

Loved by An Essex Wedding magazine Credit: RT Cakes

Claire Muffett-Reece, Editor of An Essex Wedding magazine
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Ever wondered (like I did when I first started in the wedding industry) why we serve cake on our big day? We asked Rebecca Peterkin from Blackmore’s RT Cakes on how the trend for serving cake at your big day came about in the first place…

“Wedding cakes are believed to have originated from ancient Rome, when the ceremony was concluded by the breaking of a wheat or barley cake over the bride’s head. The couple would then eat some crumbs as their first unified act together as a symbol of luck and fertility. However, the earliest reference to ‘cake’ at a wedding is during the 16th century, following the development of royal icing and sugar paste.

“The idea of tiered cakes may have started in medieval England, where sweeter treats such as scones, iced buns and cookies were stacked as high as possible, and it was believed the bride and groom would have greater luck and fortune if they could kiss over the top of this tower of treats without it collapsing! During the 16th century, the bride’s friends would traditionally bring a sweet bun to the wedding, the number of which reflected her popularity, therefore also contributing to the trend of wanting taller wedding cakes.

“As refined sugar became more available in England, it was of course a popular choice of ingredient for wedding cakes. The whiteness represented the bride’s virginity and purity, with larger, whiter cakes also symbolising a show of wealth. During the time when it was expected a couple would start a family within the first year of marriage, it was also considered good luck and prosperity for them to save the top tier of their wedding cake for the christening of their first born.”

If you like this, check out more inspirational ideas for your wedding.

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