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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Top tips from Witham-based photographer

Based in Witham, Essex, GTS Photography is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd October 2022. The expert behind the camera, Tracey Saville, will be on hand at the event to talk through your on-the-day photography needs. With a wealth of experience behind her, she has a whole host of useful tips which she's picked up first hand photographing brides on their wedding day - and she's shared them for you in this handy guide.

Posted: 26 September 2022

Signature Wedding Show goody bags - Bio&Me sachets

Pop along to our County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on October 9th and not only can you pick up the latest issue of Your Surrey Wedding magazine but also a goody bag containing a sachet of Bio&Me Super Seedy & Nutty Gut-Loving Granola Sachet! Bio&Me, created by Dr Megan Rossi (PhD RD), also known as The Gut Health Doctor, is a range of tasty, gut-loving granolas, porridges and live yoghurts packed full of prebiotic goodness, designed to make looking after your gut health as easy as possible. Dr Megan is a Registered Dietician, Nutritionist and Research Fellow at King's College London, known as a world-leading specialist with a PhD in Gut Health. Based on Dr Megan's scientific research, the brand believes that people and microbes thrive on variety and deliciously good food.

Posted: 24 September 2022

Meet photographer Claire Belson at The Brentwood Centre wedding fair

Suffolk photographer Claire Belson will be on hand to meet nearlyweds-to-be at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd of October 2022. When visiting the fair, hosted by County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Shows, couples get to meet potential wedding day suppliers - this is a must for your photographer who will be spending the whole day in your company. You need to trust their expertise and, more importantly feel at ease with them so you get the best pictures possible on your wedding day.

Posted: 23 September 2022

The countdown is on to the Signature Wedding Show at the Brentwood Centre in Essex !

We live and breathe weddings at County Wedding Magazines and Events, so we can't wait for our Signature Wedding Show at the Brentwood Centre in Essex on Sunday 2nd October 2022! It's one of our biggest wedding shows of the autumn wedding show season 2022; and a must-visit for all those that got engaged over the summer months season. The event brings couples that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

Posted: 22 September 2022

Fancy a brew? Discover your next cuppa in our goodybags

Say I do with this beautiful cakey brew! Naturally caffeine free with rooibos, coconut and rose are a match made in heaven and we've tied the knot with some toasted rice & heart-shaped edible confetti! What's more, you can find a sachet of Bird & Blend Tea Co's Wedding Cake Blend in County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show goodybags. What's more, for couples looking for a personalised element to the big day, the company is able to offer a bespoke service where the couple's name and wedding date can be printed on to the tea bags.

Posted: 22 September 2022

Signature Show Sponsor - The French Flower Co

A decade after first opening its doors to the floral industry, The French Flower Company has expanded in to three premises in Epping, Chingford and Woodford and continues to go from strength to strength. With more than 50 years' combined experience in artisan floristry among the team, they specialise in creating beautiful bouquets, bridal party flowers, ceremony and reception flowers. The team will be on hand out our County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Shows at The Brentwood Centre and Wembley Stadium to answer all of your wedding planning queries as our standout Show Sponsor at these events.

Posted: 22 September 2022

Watch Sweet Melody perform live at The Brentwood Centre

Sweet Melody is a unique combined sound of sax and vocals playing relaxing tunes throughout the decades. What's more, is you can see this amazing duo perform live when attending County Wedding Event's Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd October, 2022. Perfect entertainment for a wedding day, Sweet Melody enjoy developing their own musical arrangements and always leave the audience wanting more, "on some occasions we have been known to provide the goosebump-effect!" shares vocalist Kaytie.

Posted: 22 September 2022

Find your dream dress with Ivy Blue at The Brentwood Centre

Bridal boutique, Ivy Blue, based in Billericay, Essex, will be exhibiting at the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd October, 2022. The family owned boutique, boasts more than 10 years' experience in helping brides-to-be find their dream wedding dress. Visitors to the boutique can choose from a wide selection of gowns from six amazing bridal designers in store with more than 80 different styles to choose from - so if you are a true princess at heart or a boho chic sort of bride they've got you covered.

Posted: 22 September 2022

County Wedding Events is coming to Pontlands Park in Essex!

If you're newlyweds-to-be embarking on your wedding planning journey, pop along to the County Wedding Events fair at Pontlands Park in Essex on 25th September 2022! A must-visit for all those that are desperate for face-to-face wedding planning, the show puts you in touch with local professionals who are on hand to help plan the wedding day. From photographers to cake makers, musicians to florists you're sure to tick a lot off of your to-do list by attending one of our County Wedding Events.

Posted: 22 September 2022

Meet Essex photographer Martin Beale at The Brentwood Centre

Based in Colchester, Essex, photographer Martin Beale is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd October. Martin has been capturing weddings since 2013, a born musician so naturally creative, his passion now lies in capturing memories at beautiful weddings. He says, "I am based in Essex but cover anywhere in the world that I might be needed, if you're eloping or celebrating abroad that's great I love to travel! If you are looking for a relaxed photographer who captures all of the emotion and more from a wedding day come and say hello! Not just documenting the day but creating some beautiful art and showing off you venue & details you've spent so long planning."

Posted: 21 September 2022

Hats off to bespoke Berkshire business

Looking for a one-of-a-kind keepsake when attending the Signature Wedding Fair at The Brentwood Centre? Head of over to the Jewel Britannia Hats stand and meet owner and designer Johanna Burton. Jo says, "If you, or your bridesmaids, are looking to buy that special gift and wedding keepsake for your hen-do or bridal party weekend, look no further than my totally exclusive, bespoke, bridal hats. Hand-crafted using crystals from Swarovski and Preciosa, the hats have adorned the heads of celebrities, from theatre and TV and have even featured on recently. Each hat can be customised to your wedding colour scheme or you can just pick one of the lovely creations that will be available at the JewelBritanniaHats show stand at the event."

Posted: 21 September 2022

Top tips on how to save money on a hen-do

Hen-dos provide a great opportunity to bring together your nearest and dearest for pre-wedding celebration and excitement. However, with many brides now opting for more exotic or expensive locations for their celebrations, the cost of a hen-do can quickly add up. Anita Naik, Savings Expert at, has some great tips on how to make savings on your upcoming hen-party: Take advantage of drinks packages – Nightclubs are synonymous with hen-dos, however entry and drinks can get pretty pricey. Venues will often offer discounts on pre-purchased drinks packages so it's worth checking what deals you can strike before getting there.

Posted: 21 September 2022

Magical wedding host at The Brentwood Centre wedding show

Looking for your wedding day entertainment? There's nothing better than seeing it live and that's particularly important if you're thinking of hiring a magician. At County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre you can see magician Liam Ball perform. He says, "Weddings are one of the most magical days that two people can share, and I can't wait to be a part of yours. I'm Liam. An expert wedding host and master magician. Not only will I help to make sure that your day flows smoothly and on time, I will also ensure that your guests are entertained and have the best time celebrating your special day.

Posted: 21 September 2022

Keep kids entertained on the big day with Very Important Play

Very Important Play is a luxury soft play hire company based in Brentwood, Essex. Its portable playframe is perfect for any event. Couples visiting the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd of October will be able to meet the team behind Very Important Play to discuss all of your wedding childcare needs. Owners, Terry and Becky add, "Here at Very Important play we think it's so magical to have your mini VIPs at your special day however as parents of two young girls we know how stressful it is keeping them entertained and seated at a table for any length of time.

Posted: 21 September 2022

How to wear pink when attending weddings

With Breast Cancer Awareness month approaching, Cliff Bashforth, managing director of Colour Me Beautiful, shares his top tips on how to wear pink!

"The key to wearing pink is to ensure that it doesn't wear you, says Cliff, "Cooler skin tones look amazing in cerise or hot pinks, indeed most shades from dusty rose to bright fuchsia, whilst warmer skin tones will always look their best in coral or salmon pinks. Dark hair and bright eyes - opt for the boldest, brightest hues you can find. Hot pink (cool), mango (warm). If your eyes are dark choose a deeper shade such as fuchsia (cool) or salmon pink (warm).

Posted: 20 September 2022

Celebrate with Essex supplier at The Brentwood Centre

Leigh-On-Sea-based celebrant Amanda Wheal will be on hand at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd of October to discuss all of your wedding planning needs. Are you looking for a unique wedding ceremony, written just for you? Amanda says, "Come and say hello and find out how together we'll create your personalised ceremony, amazing, unforgettable and totally feelgood. Whether it's traditional, formal, modern, relaxed or a mix I guarantee it'll exceed your expectations, and totally captivate your guests. I can clarify all the legalities like giving notice to marry and I'll talk you through each of my ceremony packages You'll be amazed at what I can do with ribbons, sand and candles, and find out why I have a broomstick! So, come and say hello, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you discover!

Posted: 20 September 2022

Show prices from Surrey-based videographer and photographer

Alex Rogers, of Weddings By AR, has a whole host of show packages, ad-ons and discounts for visitors to County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Shows at The Brentwood Centre, Essex, and Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, this autumn. The name behind the brand, Alex started as a freelance videographer before transitioning into wedding videography. With years of experience specialising in cinematography, he is able to put together beautiful wedding films for any couple, and any wedding. His team, Suarav, Nathan and Ellie, are all equally experienced and talented leaving couples rest assured their wedding day is in safe hands.

Posted: 20 September 2022

Melting moments with County Wedding Events Goodybags

A small business set up in Northamptonshire, Lyss & Vay Candle co has provided some gorgeously scented wax melts for our goodybags for County Wedding Events' wedding show season. At our Signature Wedding Shows, taking place at The Brentwood Centre and Mercedes-Benz World this Autumn, and Wembley Stadium and Ascot Racecourse in Spring 2023, couple attending have the chance to win their honeymoon and voucher, and get to take away a goodybag - pop along so you don't miss out.

Posted: 20 September 2022

The Photography Show & The Video Show is open today!

Multi award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Roberto Valenzuela, marine biologist and explorer Cristina Mittermeier and renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior are among the compelling line-up of global speakers at The Photography Show & The Video Show. They will be joined by Jack Harries, Christina Ebenezer, Kaylee Greer and Chase Jarvis among others, who all will share their expertise during this unmissable four-day event showcasing photography, taking place 17th to 20th September 2022 at Birmingham's NEC venue.

Posted: 17 September 2022

The best ways to save money as a wedding guest

Attending a wedding can be one of the most joyous times of the year but it can also be one of the most expensive too, from things such as gifts to drinks. The frugal team at have explored special ways for wedding guests to enjoy the festivities without the worry of overspending. Taking on group initiatives such as splitting the taxi costs and getting a group gift can cut wedding expenses in half. Rebecca Bobbington, online consumer expert from said: "We wanted to give those attending a wedding some useful tricks to make the big day less of a financial burden....

Posted: 16 September 2022

Wedding day hire from family run business

Occasions & Celebrations is a family run business, working in and around London & Essex, producing beautiful Flowers and unusual venue design. The team will be on hand at the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre on Sunday 2nd October to answer all of your wedding planning needs. Owner Michelle adds, "We are creative and driven by our fabulous clients to always deliver a first class service with spectacular venue transformations, from small events to grand weddings, we've got it covered. With many years in the Wedding Industry, and in flower design, we believe the secret of our success lies in personally creating designs which truly reflect our clients and their occasions. Added to that our attention to detail and our attitude to "go the extra mile" and you can really delight in our unrivalled service...

Posted: 16 September 2022

The Photography Show & The Video Show launches its First Ever Wedding Album of The Year competition

The Photography Show & The Video Show is launching its first ever Wedding Album of the Year competition to celebrate the best of the best from all around the country; showcasing the talent and craft of professional photographers and album makers in the UK and championing the power of print. There's nothing like a beautifully designed and presented wedding album to immortalise a couple's special day - a permanent and tangible reminder of those happy memories and moments, to be enjoyed for years to come. Wedding Album of the Year will celebrate these memories and the photographers that captured them.

Posted: 16 September 2022

Roberto Valenzuela - Super Stage speaker at The Photography Show this weekend!

At The Photography Show this weekend, Roberto Valenzuela - a photographer, author, and educator based in Beverly Hills, CA - will discuss and demonstrate what to do to transform your photography, and photography business, from average to remarkable. Roberto will share some powerful personal stories that propelled his business into the spotlight in the US and around the world and how to turn your business into a career you can rely on. As a member of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light group, Roberto is one of the most influential photographers in the world. He's developed his unique teaching style by following the same rigorous regimen he developed as a professional concert classical guitarist and educator before becoming a photographer - he believes that it's not talent but deliberate practice that is at the core of skill and achievement!

Posted: 16 September 2022

Light up your wedding with LaserLightsAlive

Searching for a way to get the party started? In a different way to everybody else? Do you want unique? Pop along to County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at The Brentwood Centre and chat to the team behind LaserLightsAlive about its services. At the wedding show on the day, Sunday 2nd October, you can also see a demonstration by LaserLightsAlive. The company is putting together a 15 min live performance on the day at 1pm. This will take place on the catwalk and will consist of a live first dance scenario set to music, low fog, cold sparks and which will be followed by an evening entertainment demo in live format. Owner Mark says, "We love nothing more than being a part of your big day, there is no doubt whatsoever that fireworks hit the mark every time, ensuring you have an incredible finish to your special day. Contact us to see what we can do for your wedding."

Posted: 15 September 2022

Goodybag must-haves with Signature Wedding Shows

London-based wildflower specialist Seedball, has developed a range of customisable wedding favours that can help spread the love on a couple's special day, without the reliance on single-use plastics or other unsustainable materials. You can pick up your very own favour in one of our goodybags when attending one of County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Shows. With increasing amounts of people becoming engaged in environmental issues, more and more sustainable options are being sought out by consumers. As an issue that people feel very passionately about, it makes sense that they would want to share this passion with their nearest and dearest.

Posted: 15 September 2022

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Celebrity interviews!

We have a great line up of experts to give you first hand advice and discussions about bridal fashion, hair, makeup, to name but a few!

Take a look at our Celebrity Interviews!