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November/December 2021

November/December 2021

As we approach the end of the year, I always feel a deep sense of reflection and hope for what the new year will bring.

It’s great for our mental health and wellbeing to take a moment to ourselves, just thinking about what’s been and gone, and how we plan to accept and adapt to the ever-growing and changing directions of our lives.

For weddings after a rollercoaster 2021, 2022 has only love and positivity on the horizon. Here at An Essex Wedding HQ we’re so excited to see all the postponed weddings come to fruition, and all newly engaged couples have the day of their dreams. I think there will be numerous trends from this year that will continue; I certainly love the individual mini wedding cakes for guests – Danielle doesn’t share food! – and outdoor weddings really get couples’ creative juices flowing, teepees and llamas anyone?

Experts have said that weddings are giving friends and family a brilliant excuse for an all-out party, to dance away the blues of 2020/21, and to get together after many months apart for a true celebration. With that in mind, check out our entertainment feature over on page 85. What’s more, wedding looks are also more adventurous with the couple, the wedding party and their guests looking for a reason to dress up with a showstopping look. From page 57 we have fashion, accessory and beauty inspiration galore!

Happy planning, here’s to a bigger, better and brighter 2022!

Danielle x
To the moon and back
Image provided by Andy Bennett Photographer
To the moon and back
Charlotte and Joe’s big day incorporated a sage and peach colour scheme and their romantic proposal destination.

Read all the details of their big day on page 33 of the current issue, available now: www.anessex.wedding/free-download
Win a fun-filled sleepover for eight guests at Whitley Hall, Yorkshire
A winter wonderland
Image provided by www.broadhousemedia.co.uk
A winter wonderland
Hedingham Castle

The history and heritage of the whole estate is unmistakable as soon as you arrive along the driveway to Hedingham Castle. It’s set within 120 acres of Essex countryside, boasting beautifully restored gardens in the immediate area below the castle. The perfect backdrop for wedding photography, the lake with the castle behind or in between the huge Wellingtonia trees at the bottom of the formal pond, are idyllic picture-perfect spots.

Hedingham Castle’s imposing exterior is a national landmark and instantly recognisable. The original brick Tudor bridge leads guests from the castle to the Georgian mansion house, with its stunning wisteria and attractive symmetry. The formal lawn and gardens of the house create the ideal area for reception drinks after the ceremony, with magnificent views over the lake.

The 900-year-old castle is one of the finest examples of Norman interiors in existence and the Banqueting Hall, where ceremonies take place, features a breathtaking double-height archway which gives the most incredible backdrop for exchanging vows seating up to 130 guests. This grand hall, once used for entertaining royalty, is candlelit for ceremonies and has an incredibly romantic atmosphere all year round.

Post-vows, receptions take place in the elegant Ballroom Marquee situated next to the house, 150 guests can join you for the wedding breakfast and up to 200 for the evening reception. It also boasts a dancefloor, bar and private lawn. Alternatively, for smaller weddings of up to 70, the Tapestry Room of the castle is romantic and has an intimate atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy drinks and dancing on the Garrison floor above, complete with the only ‘Norman nightclub’ in the country!

When tying the knot here, there are two charming cottages on the estate which are available for wedding accommodation for up to 20 people, including the use of the Garden Cottage both before the ceremony, for the bridal party to prepare, and for the newlyweds on their wedding night.

Free tastings are available with the castle’s fantastic catering partners, and couples can also make the use of a provided Mercedes wedding car to take the bride up to the castle from the Garden Cottage.

Visit: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 25 of the current issue, available now: www.anessex.wedding/free-download
New offering from award-winning Essex-based designer
New offering from award-winning Essex-based designer
Award-winning Essex stationery designer Dawn Middleton, is the creative mind behind Rock'n Paper which offers a unique collection of personalised stationery suites covering save the dates, invitations and all the required on the day stationery elements. The company is extending its offering, launching a range of personalised gowns and eye masks for the bridal party. Available in a variety of sizes and colours to suit your wedding colour scheme, these robes would look great in photos when you're getting ready on the morning of your wedding or will make the perfect accessory for your hen do! Both stylish and practical, they make a great gift for your bridal party or a special treat for yourself.

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A dermatologists's top 10 tips to feel skin confident at your wedding
A dermatologists's top 10 tips to feel skin confident at your wedding
Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. From deciding on the perfect attire, to getting the hairstyle just right, but how do you achieve that wedding glow that everyone talks about? For many, achieving photo-ready skin can be daunting, especially if you suffer from spot breakouts and blemishes. With this in mind, acne treatment brand, Acnecide has joined up with consultant dermatologist, Dr Catherine Borysiewicz from the Cadogan Clinic, who shares her top 10 tips to feel skin confident for your wedding.
There's no time to lose: start your skincare regime asap and make sure to cleanse your face twice a day ahead of the big day

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Top five eco resorts in Sri Lanka
Top five eco resorts in Sri Lanka
A unique eco lodge nestled in 20 acres of private jungle located adjacent to Gal Oya National Park.

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