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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.

Wedding News: Sentimental wedding bands with Atelier VM

Sentimental wedding bands with Atelier VM

Fine Italian jewellery maker Atelier VM has just launched its beautiful new Impronta wedding bands, whereby brides and grooms can customise their special ring with their loved one's fingerprint. Each 18K ring is a unique piece made using the lost wax casting technique, of multiple finger prints layered, to create a beautifully personalised ring that makes a marriage of everlasting love extra special.

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Wedding News: Barbour coastal fragrances

Barbour coastal fragrances

New for 2023, leading heritage and lifestyle brand, Barbour introduces a collection of fresh coastal fragrances. The new range features two statement scents inspired by the untouched beauty of the British coastline and celebrates a slower pace of life. Each flask shaped bottle is overlayed with Barbour's signature wax finish, the coastal design is playfully inspired by contrasting coastal hues and stylistically wrapped with a touch of tartan detail. Do pop by Barbour Braintree Outlet or stop into your local Fenwicks or John Lewis, Chelmsford!

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Wedding News: The therapeutic power of music on Mental Health Awareness Day

The therapeutic power of music on Mental Health Awareness Day

The issue of mental health has never been more important, three in five people in the UK suffer from some form of anxiety, but almost half of those people keep it a secret as they worry about being judged by others. And around one in six of the British population also suffers from moderate to severe depressive symptoms. Those shocking statistics show that the issue is still not spoken about enough, which means that sufferers feel excluded. But music can make a big difference! Making or playing music has been proven to deliver many mental health benefits.

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Wedding News: Jewellery designer exhibiting with County Wedding Events

Jewellery designer exhibiting with County Wedding Events

Hampshire-based jewellery designer and creator Sarah Ralph, of Sarah Ralph Designs, is showcasing her work at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 29th September 2023. Sarah says, "I've been designing and handmaking jewellery from solid recycled sterling silver for the past 10 years. I absolutely love working with silver as it's such a great material to work with and it has such a lustre all of its own. "I love crafting jewellery that makes you smile and that you truly enjoy wearing, from either small piece for that understated look or statement one-off pieces that have that wow factor. All of my jewellery is crafted from solid recycled sterling silver. Being as environmentally friendly as possible is very important to me and it is a strong ethos within my work. I'm based in Winchester, Hampshire where all of my designs are crafted."

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Wedding News: UK's 15 most Instagrammed venues to get hitched

UK's 15 most Instagrammed venues to get hitched

As UK searches for "wedding venues" skyrocketed by 110%* over the past months, the wedding experts at Aura Print scoured social media for the most popular autumn/winter wedding venues nationwide, and tallied Instagram hashtag numbers to reveal which venue stands out as the most memorable for weddings this season. Top 15 most Instagrammed wedding venues for autumn/winter 2023 to be inspired by...

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Wedding News: Surrey's Simply Laura Calligraphy exhibiting at Mercedes-Benz World's Signature Wedding Show

Surrey's Simply Laura Calligraphy exhibiting at Mercedes-Benz World's Signature Wedding Show

Surrey's Simply Laura Calligraphy is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 29th October 2023. Laura says," If you're recently engaged and planning a wedding, firstly congratulations! When it comes to stationery designs, the possibilities are endless, from save the dates to place cards and on the day signage, Simply Laura Calligraphy helps bring your special day to life through print. Come and Meet me at Mercedes-Benz World Signature Wedding Fair on Sunday 29th October 2023!"

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Wedding News: Save money on wedding party gifts

Save money on wedding party gifts

With more and more couples choosing to thank their bridesmaids and groomsman with presents, Anita Naik, savings expert at the UK's most trusted savings site VoucherCodes.co.uk, has some great tips on how to save money on your wedding party gifts, without sparing the sentiment: Spend within your budget: Set a budget and stick to it. Often people can go down a rabbit hole when browsing for gifts, looking at items that are way over budget. It's important to set yourself a strict budget and spend an amount that you're comfortable with.

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Wedding News: Celebrate Bonfire Night at Down Hall

Celebrate Bonfire Night at Down Hall

This year, why not celebrate Bonfire Night (Sunday 5th November) at luxury Essex property, Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate, with its annual fireworks celebration. Grab your family and friends, pop on your hats and scarfs and get toastie with hot toddies and hearty jacket potatoes, as you witness one of the best displays in the East of England. What a treat!

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Wedding News: The most Instagrammed venues!

The most Instagrammed venues!

As UK searches for 'wedding venues' skyrocketed by 110 per cent over the past few months, the wedding experts at Aura Print scoured social media for the most popular autumn/winter wedding venues nationwide, and tallied Instagram hashtag numbers to reveal which venue stands out as the most memorable for weddings this autumn/winter. Not surprisingly, Gosfield Hall came in at 13! Congratulations!

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazines launch new websites!

County Wedding Magazines launch new websites!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ the office is abuzz with excitement at the launch of our new websites – I'm sure you can hear the *collective oohs and ahhs* from where you are! So yes, it's here, after months of hard work, sweat and tears (maybe less tears but more cheers!), our shiny, new, glorious websites are ready to be viewed by our much-loved readers – we really hope you like them as much as we do! Wedding planning at your fingertips - What's new, we hear you ask? Well, everything! The County names are as important as ever, it's our ethos after all, but we have a lush new font and modern colour scheme that really makes our County Wedding Magazine titles jump off the page.

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Wedding News: The best of English sparkling wine, with Amelia Singer this National Champagne Week (1-7th October)

The best of English sparkling wine, with Amelia Singer this National Champagne Week (1-7th October)

There's the New World of wine, and then the New New World: English Sparkling Wine is on the rise. This National Champagne Week, wine expert, Amelia Singer selects her favourite bubbles from our own green pastures... Which country comes to mind if you think of "wine"? For most, I imagine France, Italy, or perhaps even the USA these days, probably dominates. We all know, however, that the world is a-changing and so should our concept of wine and where it comes from. English wines are on the rise, and it's my opinion, along with a fair few of the worlds top wine experts, that they are the new frontier of wine making – even beating out top champagne houses in sparkling wine competitions.

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Wedding News: Personalised wedding gifts from Pen Heaven

Personalised wedding gifts from Pen Heaven

Find beautifully crafted, meaningful, and personalised wedding gifts to cherish forever with Pen Heaven. A master of exquisite stationary design, Pen Heaven was founded in 2008 and offer a comprehensive range of luxury writing instruments, leather journals and gifts. Specialists in classic brands such as Parker, Cross and Lamy, Pen Heaven also boast some more unusual and hard-to-find items such as the Japanese hand painted Platinum range, Italian calligraphy sets and the design focused Worther brand. Offering an in-house, by-hand engraving and embossing service, Pen Heaven are the ultimate destination for meaningful gifts with a personal touch perfect for big-day gifting.

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Wedding News: Trialing the Medik8 Platinum Facial at Greenwoods’ Spa

Trialing the Medik8 Platinum Facial at Greenwoods’ Spa

I was lucky enough to enjoy the Medik8 Platinum Facial at the beautiful Greenwoods' Spa. Medik8 is a dedicated professional-led skin care brand. Not only was the beauty therapist professional in the application of products, she also had excellent advice and knew the products inside out! My facial lasted 60 minutes and was tailored to me and my specific skin care needs.

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazines' readers share their prize win story!

County Wedding Magazines' readers share their prize win story!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In March 2023, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a minimoon in Northern Ireland!' and the winners were nearlyweds Jennifer and her partner.

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Wedding News: Elevate your special occasions with Polmac (UK) Ltd's exquisite custom wooden boxes!

Elevate your special occasions with Polmac (UK) Ltd's exquisite custom wooden boxes!

Polmac (UK) Ltd, are artisans of elegance with more than 25 years experience, masters of craftsmanship, and creators of lasting impressions. "Our expertise lies in meticulously crafting bespoke wooden boxes that transcend the ordinary, including enchanting wedding gift boxes and captivating centerpiece planter boxes. What sets us apart? 1. Unmatched beauty: Our wooden boxes are more than just containers; they are exquisite works of art. Each piece is painstakingly designed to radiate timeless beauty, ensuring that your cherished moments are housed in something truly exceptional.

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Wedding News: Find your big-day photographer at Mercedes-Benz World

Find your big-day photographer at Mercedes-Benz World

Hertfordshire-based Ami Louisa Photography is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on 29th October 2023. Amy says, "I love photographing romantic, joyous weddings that are full of personality. Getting to meet so many wonderful couples and be with them in their happiest moments is a privilege that doesn't get old." What other people say about Ami Louisa Photography, "We honestly couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Ami is the sweetest, most genuine person we've ever met. Our photos are magical and looking back through them makes me emotional all over again. I can't thank her enough!"

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Wedding News: Find out more about Woo Illustrations at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show

Find out more about Woo Illustrations at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show

Surrey-based artist Megan, of Woo Illustrations, is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 29th October, 2023. Creating mementos that guests and couples can cherish after the big day, Megan's a live, retrospective illustrator that can capture loved ones throughout the special day. From the happy couple, to the bridesmaids, best men and bridesmaids to the ceremony and evening guests, there's plenty of loved ones on a wedding day who would love this special keepsake - and it makes for great entertainment watching Megan and work!

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Wedding News: Cheers to Garden Gin!

Cheers to Garden Gin!

Luxury property, Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate situated in the picturesque Essex countryside has announced the launch of its own bespoke Down Hall Garden Gin, in partnership with local and sustainable distillery, Essex Spirits Co.Infused with delightful citrus and floral notes, the carefully crafted spirit is a local take on classic London dry-style gin and has been delicately blended with five different botanicals, foraged from the hotel's impressive kitchen garden and across the 110-acres of grounds that surround the property. Hedge trimmed bay leaves, wild mint, homegrown lemon verbena, handpicked rosemary and nasturtium leaves all come together with timeless juniper berries, coriander seeds and Angelica root to create a lasting flavour and an intensely smooth modern gin.

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Wedding News: Join Sight ‘n’ Sound at Mercedes-Benz World to see all they have to offer

Join Sight ‘n’ Sound at Mercedes-Benz World to see all they have to offer

Hertfordshire-based Sight 'n' Sound will be exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 8th September - a must-visit event for those tying the knot. At the event, couples and visitors on the day will be able to see Sight 'n' Sound's full wedding service set-up including: Wedding disco, wedding DJ, sound system, lighting, white LED dancefloor and low smoke generator.

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Wedding News: Surrey's Artypix Photography will be showcasing its photo booth with County Wedding Events

Surrey's Artypix Photography will be showcasing its photo booth with County Wedding Events

Surrey-based Artypix Photography will be showcasing its photo booth at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 29th October 2023 - a must-visit event for all those couples looking to tie the knot in the Surrey area. New to Artypix, is the Inflatable Photo Booth and with its hire couples will get: personal booth operators, props, instant image share, unlimited visits, and unlimited online downloads. Packages can be booked in two, three or four hour slots to suit couples' requirements when tying the knot.

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