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

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The countdown is on, the Signature Wedding Show at the Brentwood Centre in Essex is this weekend!

The countdown is on, the Signature Wedding Show at the Brentwood Centre in Essex is this weekend!

The countdown is on to the County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at the Brentwood Centre in Essex and we can't wait! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 22 October 2021

SoulPlay becomes the resident band for the Proud Cabaret Soul Supper UK evenings

SoulPlay becomes the resident band for the Proud Cabaret Soul Supper UK evenings

When searching for your big-day entertainment, nothing beats seeing a live performance! Pop along to the Soul Supper UK Evenings at Proud Cabaret (Proud City site opposite Fenchurch St Station) where you can see London wedding party and function band SoulPlay perform live - perfect for pre-vetting your wedding entertainment. What's more, it gives you a perfect excuse for meeting up with loved ones before the wedding for a pre-wedding get-together - you could even turn it in to your hen or stag do!... read more

Posted: 19 October 2021

County Wedding Events coming to Braxted Park in Essex TODAY!

County Wedding Events coming to Braxted Park in Essex TODAY!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at to Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex, for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 17 October 2021

Everything you need to know about wedding traditions

Everything you need to know about wedding traditions

Traditions have played a huge part in weddings for hundreds of years, with more recent, modern weddings incorporating a mix of both old and new. With the wedding season in full swing, here's some of the most popular wedding traditions, looking at their origins as well as modern alternatives. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we still love some of the classics, such as exchanging the rings and having a wedding cake, but would happily say cheerio to the father-daughter dance and throwing the bouquet! Have a read and see how many you want to keep!... read more

Posted: 13 October 2021

We chat to Carol Cranfield, a newly qualified Essex celebrant

We chat to Carol Cranfield, a newly qualified Essex celebrant

Carol Cranfield is a newly qualified wedding celebrant, who can lead your bespoke ceremony fulfilling your requirements ensuring a truly personalised service. Carol adds, "I believe love is all around and I'm passionate about telling your precious stories. The thought of a couple in love and wanting to tell all their friends and family, puts a spring in my step and further love in my heart, and definitely wants to make me dance!" I'd love to work with you preparing for your special day. We can talk a bout whether you want sophistication or fun, or a relaxed or interactive ceremony, the world's your oyster and you can let your imaginations flow."... read more

Posted: 12 October 2021

Avoid feeling overwhelmed with wedding planner Mary Briscoe

Avoid feeling overwhelmed with wedding planner Mary Briscoe

Planning a wedding is said to be one of the most stressful experiences a couple can go through, along with other lifetime milestones such as moving house. How do you avoid feeling overwhelmed? Experienced, Essex and London wedding planner Mary Briscoe, Owner of Weddings by Mary, has some stellar advice for couples. "It's easy to become totally overwhelmed when initially starting out on the exciting journey of planning your wedding. After all you've no doubt dreamt about this moment since you were a little girl.The pillowcase thrown over your head & a handpicked wilting flower gripped tightly in your hand as your bouquet as you practice walking up the aisle to your Prince Charming (probably your pet dog you've made play the role!) Little did you realise then the vast number of decisions & choices you would be faced with. The details, logistics, endless lists, emails, and spreadsheets. Not quite the fairy tale you'd envisaged." she says.... read more

Posted: 12 October 2021

The fab four in Wedding Planning Apps

The fab four in Wedding Planning Apps

Post-lockdowns, couples are still rejoicing in the fact that being restriction free means it's full steam ahead with wedding planning - without the impending doom of cancellations and postponements! Whether you're nearlyweds, or just engaged, planning a wedding can be a daunting task; however, there's a whole host of useful Apps that can help you get organised and actually easy the stress of it meaning you can enjoy the wedding planning as much as the day itself! Events specialists AYRE Event Solutions, reveal the fab-four of best apps to download for wedding planning.... read more

Posted: 11 October 2021

Embrace the outdoors at Lakeside, Thurrock this autumn

Embrace the outdoors at Lakeside, Thurrock this autumn

Looking for a hen and stag do idea that's different to the norm, or just fancy a fun day out with loved ones for a pre-wedding get together? Head on down to Lakeside, Thurrock where you can embrace the autumnal weather and extend those relaxed al fresco vibes by taking to the water on Skuna Boats - the UK's first hot tub boat experience!The new Lakeside opening is open 365 days a year, a Skuna Hot Tub Boat is the ultimate fun day out for celebrations and occasions, plus it makes for a perfect half-term aquatic adventure too (for ages 12+). Heated at a toasty 38°C, the deluxe wood-fired hot tubs contain fresh filtered water which is changed after each trip to ensure the highest hygiene standards. Changing rooms are heated too, and feature lockers, plus mirrors and sockets to help you get ready for more adventures back on dry land. The bespoke electric boats are easy-to-drive and no experience is needed.... read more

Posted: 8 October 2021

Spooky hen and stag do ideas this October from Fizzbox

Spooky hen and stag do ideas this October from Fizzbox

As this year's Halloween draws closer, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we thought it would be fun to share some spooky hen and stag do ideas from Fizzbox.com! Now that lockdowns are over, the hen and stag do parties are back from the dead just in time for the spooky goings on this Halloween. So get your thinking caps on - witches hats! - and get planning a night of a lifetime as there's 18months of no socialising to make up for!... read more

Posted: 7 October 2021

Win a honeymoon with Signature Wedding Show exhibitor

Win a honeymoon with Signature Wedding Show exhibitor

The Inspire Me Travel Company Ltd, based in Stansted, Essex, is exhibiting at our Signature Wedding Show on 24th October 2021, at The Brentwood Centre in Essex. What's more, for couples still in the midst of planning their honeymoon - then put that on hold - as there's a chance to win your honeymoon with this exhibitor on the day of the show! So what are you waiting for? Hurry along to the show and enter your details!... read more

Posted: 7 October 2021

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

Wedding dreams of being kings and queens of the castle for the big day? Lucky for you, this fairytale ending can come true as the UK is blessed with a whole host of romantic castle wedding venues. Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone analysed a comprehensive list of castles on wedding planning websites and using hashtag data from Instagram to reveal which venues has the highest number of posts to inspire your big-day wedding venue choice.... read more

Posted: 7 October 2021

Local vineyard has opened its books for 2023 weddings already!

Local vineyard has opened its books for 2023 weddings already!

With the latest surge in open-air ceremonies and outdoor wedding receptions, Tuffon Hall offers an unrivalled backdrop for your dream day. The bespoke cedar-wood wedding gazebo stands proud at the top of the most picturesque of vineyards where award-winning wines are produced to be enjoyed by you and your guests. Opt for an Italian-themed al fresco wedding breakfast with views across the stunning North-Essex countryside and soak up the picture-perfect setting, then head inside the magnificent 400-year-old Cellar Door barn for your evening celebrations before retiring to the farmhouse where your beautiful honeymoon suite and a further five guest bedrooms await.... read more

Posted: 7 October 2021

How to choose the perfect gifts for your wedding party

How to choose the perfect gifts for your wedding party

Gifts for the wedding party can often be left to the last minute, however, they can show your guests just how much they mean to the two of you. But where do you start, especially when looking for something truly heartfelt? The gifting experts at www.hampers.com have rounded up some gift inspiration for the different members of your wedding party, which here at County Wedding Magazine HQ we think will go down an absolute treat with your loved ones...... read more

Posted: 5 October 2021

New transport company for Essex couples

New transport company for Essex couples

New family run business Retro Bride & Vrooms, based in Aveley, is the brainchild of owners Michelle and Marc who, after getting made redundant during the pandemic, decided it was time to embark on a new venture. "We have always loved VW Campervans," shares Michelle. "After hiring one for our wedding in 2013 we decided to adopt Franky our beautiful 1964 VW Split Screen Campervan and now run a chauffeur driven wedding hire company covering Essex, Kent and London."... read more

Posted: 5 October 2021

County Wedding Events coming to Houchins, in Coggeshall!

County Wedding Events coming to Houchins, in Coggeshall!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at to Houchins, in Coggeshall, Essex, for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

County Wedding Events coming to Rackleys Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire!

County Wedding Events coming to Rackleys Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at Rackleys Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire for inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

County Wedding Events comes to Selden Barns, Worthing, Sussex

County Wedding Events comes to Selden Barns, Worthing, Sussex

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Weddings Events fair at Selden Barn, Worthing, Sussex for some much-needed inspiration! After 2020 was a year of lockdowns, post-poned weddings, rescheduled events and cancelled plans, it's great to have a date we can finally add to our diaries. It is also one of our first wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season for all those couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning...... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

Meet the supplier: Giorgia Packham Photography is at Brentwood Centre Signature Wedding Show

Meet the supplier: Giorgia Packham Photography is at Brentwood Centre Signature Wedding Show

Come along to The Brentwood Centre Signature Wedding Show on Sunday 24th October to meet a whole host of wedding suppliers on hand to help you plan the day of your dreams. Local photographer Giorgia Packham of Giorgia Packham Photography will be at the event, ready to meet all those soon-to-be-weds looking for their wedding photographer.... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

The Countdown Begins: Your Wedding Planning Checklist

The Countdown Begins: Your Wedding Planning Checklist

The process of planning out your dream wedding day is an exciting and exhilarating time that many eagerly look forward to doing their whole life. With this said, it can also be quite a stressful time too, with so many different attributes to your wedding needing to be organised and thought of. Before even contemplating how much your big day will cost and who you're going to invite, the questions of where and how to even start planning your wedding is something on everyone's mind at first. Thanks to technology impacting the majority of aspects in our day-to-day lives, there are an abundance of wedding planner apps you can use. Making your wedding planner checklist only a finger tap away at all times. With restrictions on wedding guest numbers recently lifted alongside an end to all social distancing rules, we're beginning to return to normal. Here, we present a step-by-step guide to your wedding planning checklist and outline when exactly the right time to plan for the next step is.... read more

Posted: 1 October 2021

Top suit trends for the groom by tailoring specialists Pritchards

Top suit trends for the groom by tailoring specialists Pritchards

With more than 185 years of tailoring experience, Pritchards Menswear has worked through the decades supporting groomsmen in looking and feeling their best on their wedding day. With each passing year - and each passing wedding season - the team have had the pleasure and excitement of navigating both the nuanced and bold changes in fashion, as well as the shifts in wedding tradition that have made space for further expressionism and creativity in the age-old art of tailoring.Edward Pritchard, owner of Pritchards Menswear says, "While shifts in fashion and societal trends naturally occur over time, the last two years have dramatically challenged many of the traditional aspects of weddings, be it the size, the location, or the level of formality involved. With many cancelling, rescheduling, or downsizing their wedding celebrations, society has seemingly embraced the smaller, the hyper-personal, and the bespoke in a new and exciting way.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

Go bigger with London start up company

Go bigger with London start up company

London-based start-up BOBBIE'S Brownies has launched with a range of gigantic, indulgent brownies, freshly made to order for delivery nationwide. The company is also adding to its gourmet delights – just in time for the return of wedding season – creating huge, stacked brownie 'wedding cakes' and dropping off brownie-block wedding favours – what better pre- or post-wedding gift? Using the best suppliers to sourcing the finest sustainable and ethical ingredients, BOBBIE's freshly manufacture its brownies in the UK. Expect a weighty, triple chocolate brownie,drizzled with melted white and dark chocolate with a deep, rich flavour, pleasing crunchy exterior and a soft, gooey middle.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

Braintree celebrant advises how they can truly help on the wedding day

Braintree celebrant advises how they can truly help on the wedding day

Celebrant Carol Cranfield, based in Braintree, Essex has heard the question all too often: what is a celebrant? For all those couple tying the knot in Essex, who are looking to host their wedding somewhere different to the norm then you will certainly need the services of a celebrant. Here's Carol gives you a handy guide, for all you need to know.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

Chelmsford has a new blow-dry bar

Chelmsford has a new blow-dry bar

Launched in June, The Blowout Bar is Chelmsford's first ever blow-dry bar located on Wharf Road within walking distance of Chelmsford City Centre. The boutique salon offers a range of beauty treatments including blow-drys, lash extensions, brow maintenance and makeovers from a team of 10 talented professionals. Not only will clients be able to get a variety of beauty treatments, there's also the opportunity to purchase cocktails supplied by award-winning Essex-based Tapp'd Cocktails, a company that offers handcrafted ready-to-drink gluten free and vegan cocktails.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

Find your big-day catering at the Brentwood Centre's Signature Wedding Show

Find your big-day catering at the Brentwood Centre's Signature Wedding Show

Foodie couples should definitely pop along to the Brentwood Centre's Signature Wedding Show with County Wedding Events on October 24th, 2021 - here you can delight in the tantalising cuisine options available while on the look out for your wedding caterers. In particular, check out the Crackin Curry Co who will be exhibiting on the day and can help with any of your wedding catering questions.... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

Find your wedding photographer at the Brentwood Centre's Signature Wedding Show

Find your wedding photographer at the Brentwood Centre's Signature Wedding Show

When attending our Signature Wedding Show at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday 24th October 2021, couples have the chance to liaise local professional about all aspects of their day. Photographer Steve Mulvey, is on hand to talk about your wedding photography and has some great advice for planning for that photographic opportunity - golden hour!... read more

Posted: 30 September 2021

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