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An Essex Wedding news and ideas from around the county

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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Check out Hylands Estate, one of Chelmsford's most iconic wedding venues

Proudly located within 574 acres of historic parkland in Chelmsford, Hylands Estate offers ancient woodlands, grassland, ponds, lakes and formal gardens to explore. Visitors can enjoy anything from a leisurely stroll in the ornate Victorian Pleasure Gardens to a four-mile hike in the grounds. The jewel in the crown is Hylands House – a beautifully renovated Grade II* listed Neoclassical villa. With its white stucco exterior, portico and ionic pillars, it was considered the height of Georgian elegance.... read more

Posted: 13 April 2021

Five ways a cohabiting agreement can protect your assets

Cohabiting couples who have had to postpone their big day due to the coronavirus pandemic can look to interesting insights from family law experts about how their rights differ as an unmarried couple who are living together, with shared assets and children.With an estimated four out of five weddings postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic*, many couples may be wondering what they can do to protect themselves if marriage is not possible at present.By entering into a marriage, couples with shared assets, homes and children gain automatic rights, which can be considered by a court in the event of a divorce or the unfortunate passing of a partner.Family law experts at JMP Solicitors suggest couples who have had to postpone their wedding, but want to protect shared assets, may consider a cohabiting agreement.A cohabiting agreement, sometimes known as a 'living together' agreement, can cover a number of issues to be considered in the event of a separation such as property, bills, pensions, children and material assets.... read more

Posted: 12 April 2021

Things to think about when gifting wedding money

As lockdown restrictions ease and the countdown to May 17th begins, couples will be eager to get their wedding plans back on track, so they can walk down the aisle to say those all-important words - 'I do'. The pandemic meant scores of couples had to postpone their big day and, for some, it meant cancelling altogether. Many will now be hoping they can get back to planning their celebrations. Although some couples may have been able to squirrel away more savings during lockdown, the cost of weddings, particularly as many may want bigger, more extravagant weddings after being apart from family and friends for so long, can run into the thousands. To help, parents, grandparents and other relatives may choose to gift money. Research from the Family Wealth Unlocked report by Prudential UK, found that one in six (16%) adults have received a financial gift to pay for their wedding. And this number could rise. For those considering or receiving a financial gift, Kirsty Anderson, Financial Planning Expert at Prudential UK shares four things couples should consider:... read more

Posted: 9 April 2021

Win a luxury hen do worth up to £3,950!

After such a tough 2020 with so many weddings and hen parties cancelled, we are all eagerly awaiting this summer for that light at the end of the tunnel.We are delighted to introduce you to Kymani, the tailor-made group glamping company. Kymani offers bespoke luxury getaways in a choice of rural location for brides looking for something that bit different. Each site can be hired out on an exclusive basis so that groups have the entire place to themselves for a really special private getaway – all which will be set up in a completely safe, socially-distanced way.What makes Kymani different from other glamping operators is the ability for groups of up to 40 people to hire the sites out exclusively allowing you and your hens to get away from it all whilst having the whole place to yourselves.... read more

Posted: 9 April 2021

How to get gorgeous spring wedding florals – with The Flower Mill

At An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Karen Borden of The Flower Mill in Wickford answers your question and gives advice on spring wedding flowers. "We're having a quintessentially English spring wedding. How do we make the most of the season with our flowers?" Read on for the answer...... read more

Posted: 8 April 2021

Something new, something borrowed, something...green!

Sustainable weddings don't mean compromising on style or having to spend more - and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we couldn't agree more! Often the sustainable choice is the most tasteful and affordable. There are great ways you can reduce waste and reuse materials that not only make your wedding planet-friendly, but also unique and memorable. Here, North London Waste Authority has some top tips for a sustainable wedding which will certainly still be stylish and beautiful...... read more

Posted: 7 April 2021

How to define your wedding style – with Essex-based Love Rocks

At An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Hollie Kneller of Essex venue stylists Love Rocks answers your question and gives advice on finding your own wedding style. "We're overwhelmed by the amount of wedding styles and themes. How do we narrow down the choices and find something to reflect us?" Read on for the answer...... read more

Posted: 6 April 2021

2021’s biggest wedding flower trends

One of the biggest trends to emerge, and one like to stay is shopping local. Whether this is due to the Covid-19 crisis - either a response to flowers becoming harder to import or the pandemic inspiring people to support local businesses; or an overall trend of the UK becoming more environmentally conscious - is unclear, but what is clear is that supporting local is a great way to find unique and gorgeous flowers for your big day.Direct2florist has also revealed more trends to be inspired by....... read more

Posted: 5 April 2021

Five alternative ways to get married

Desperate to pledge your eternal vows to your betrothed, but plagued by uncertainty over when you'll be allowed to do it? It's hard to pin down a date for a 'traditional' wedding right now and although things are looking more positive, who knows where we'll be by summertime? There are, however, lots of ways to say: 'I do'. And not all have to involve a big party. Liz Taylor is a luxury wedding planner, and hospitality consultant, of over thirty years' experience. Here she shares just some of her alternative ways to celebrate getting married, which are so unique that you won't miss the grand party.... read more

Posted: 2 April 2021

What is a sequel wedding? We ask Essex's Special Moments Celebrant

At An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Clive Burgess of Special Moments Celebrant answers your question and gives advice on sequel weddings. "We aren't sure how to plan for our wedding because of the pandemic. My friend suggested a sequel wedding, but what exactly does this mean?" Read on for Clive's answer...... read more

Posted: 1 April 2021

Celebrate wedding season with Marokka

After the excitement of a wedding invite dropping through your letter box - or via email for those tech-savvy couples - after thinking about what you're going to wear, next is thoughts of the gift list! At Marokka to celebrate all couples that can finally have their weddings again, whether planning something intimate or waiting until later on in the year for larger celebrations, its curated a selection of wedding day gifts you'll fall in love with. In keeping with Marokka's core values of collaboration and giving back, each range is the result of a partnership with another like-minded business as well as a promise to donate 10% of each sale to charity.... read more

Posted: 31 March 2021

Finding your dream dress – with Bridal Reloved Maldon

Here at An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding day. That's why we put your wedding planning questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Sharyn Warner owner of Bridal Reloved Maldon answers your question and gives advice on finding the bridal gown that's right for you. "What are your top tips for finding my dream wedding dress?" Read on for the answer...... read more

Posted: 30 March 2021

New wedding tablescapes from Setting Pretty

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we champion local wedding suppliers and think tying the knot close to home is also better for you, your loved ones and the planet! With abroad wedding looking uncertain for the next year or two, it's also another perfect reason to get married here in Blighty. Yes, you may not always have the sunnier weather, but why not bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your UK reception with this new range from Setting Pretty?... read more

Posted: 29 March 2021

Calling cocktail connoisseurs!

Tapp'd Cocktails is a family run, Essex-based ready to drink bottled cocktail company which launched in 2019. The business has taken the UK by storm with perfectly blended ready to drink cocktails with packages to suit all requirements; 2020 may not have been the year to raise your glasses to the happy couple but 2021 is certainly looking brighter. With more restrictions being lifted, now is the time to organise your guest's drinks package - ours is a Pina Colada!... read more

Posted: 29 March 2021

How to avoid the 10 most common wedding planning bust-ups

With potentially nearly 200,000 couples planning wedding this year, that's a whole lot of hormones, stress and tension flying about - after all, planning a wedding can be one of the hardest (but also greatest) life experiences to go through. To capture what causes the strops, tantrums, tears and everything else in-between when planning a wedding, jewellers Queensmith surveyed 1,000 married women about the build-up to their special day - here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can certainly relate to a few!... read more

Posted: 26 March 2021

We love Chelmsford's iconic wedding venue, Hylands House

This famous Chelmsford wedding venue is proudly located within 574 acres of historic parkland. Hylands Estate offers ancient woodlands, grassland, ponds, lakes and formal gardens. Visitors here can enjoy anything from a leisurely stroll in the ornate Victorian Pleasure Gardens to a four-mile hike around the grounds.The jewel in the crown is Hylands House – a beautifully renovated Grade II* listed Neoclassical villa. With its white stucco exterior, portico and ionic pillars, it was considered the height of Georgian elegance.... read more

Posted: 25 March 2021

Post-lockdown Brits most looking forward to attending weddings again!

2020's empty diaries belong well and truly in the bin; and although 2021 has been a bit of a write off too...pens at the ready...because from April 12th you can start putting dates in the diary again!From hair appointments, to weekends away, here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're looking forward to it all; but research from Parkdean Resorts has discovered exactly what Brits are most looking forward to doing once lockdown eases and weddings feature high on the agenda.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

Wedding guidance changed again, for the better!

For those planning on tying the knot this year, it's understandable you're feeling unsure of when or where the big day can take place. The Government has recently updated the guidance, once again, for weddings, in particular what you can and can't do from April the 12th with regards to hosting the nuptials. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this is a must-read, and it's also given us hope that the roadmap out of lockdown and the wedding industry will continue.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

Martels Wedding Village announce April open weekend

Following the latest lockdown, Martels Wedding Village will be hosting a whole weekend of free appointment-only show rounds. Socially distanced and very safe, couples can be assured that the business has had a full COVID-19 deep clean by a professional cleaning company. The event is great news for all Essex couples who are just itching to get on with their wedding planning and meet the 21 professional wedding suppliers who are based at the centre and waiting to help them plan their dream day.... read more

Posted: 23 March 2021

Engagement searches soar during lockdown

With the end of lockdown mapped out for us, engaged couples can finally start getting excited about being married surrounded by friends and family and planning the wedding of their dreams. But what effect did lockdown have on engagements? Research from Freemans found that lockdown may have brought couples closer together as engagement related searches are at an all-time high; and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think this summer is surely going to be the summer of love!... read more

Posted: 22 March 2021

New direction for luxury stationery company

Planning the big-day, especially for the second or third time for those that have had to postpone from 2020, can be a troublesome task. Wedding planning can be made a whole lot easier, and enjoyable, by investing in quality stationery pieces. Luxury brand Rollo London always provides a beautiful writing experience with stunning notebooks and follows strict eco guidelines to ensure that everything is sustainable and environmentally responsible. However, wanting to take its eco credentials one step further the brand has launched Repurposed by Rollo which, here at County Wedding Magazine HQ, we think will be a huge hit with conscientious nearlyweds.... read more

Posted: 19 March 2021

Wed in the great outdoors at Sparrows Campsite

Sparrows Campsite, a beautiful glamping site and outdoor wedding venue in the Essex countryside near Halstead, will be offering couples micro-weddings and glamping packages for summer 2021. As an open-air venue with plenty of accommodation to keep households appropriately separate, it offers a safe environment to enjoy quality time together to mark special occasions such as weddings and engagements. Couples will have exclusive-use of the whole campsite and its facilities for two nights from just £3,000.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

CherryTop Weddings launch new interactive entertainment experience

CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

Five things you need to consider when marrying in later life

While there is certainly no time limit on finding love, marrying later on in life is not as simple as it might first appear. When both parties have dependents, benefits, pensions and a lifetime of accumulated assets to consider, then a legal union can bring with it certain potential financial pitfalls.With recent data suggesting that marriage rates among older people are on the rise, Abigail Bennett, Partner and In-House Counsel at JMW Solicitors outlines five things that couples should consider before heading down the aisle.... read more

Posted: 17 March 2021

Dressing for a cause in Essex

There are many brides who will be looking to make a sustainable choice with their wedding dress purchase, and Essex brides can do so while also supporting a fantastic cause. Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust has had to take the sad decision not to renew its lease for its Leigh-on-Sea premises, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the trust has a temporary residence in Elmsleigh Drive, which houses hundreds of dresses and suits.... read more

Posted: 16 March 2021

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