Planning

Wersha Bharadwa gets a dose of the quiet life in the idyllic Cotswolds with Cotswolds Hideaways. With international travel still off the cards for many of us here in the UK, we’ve been on the hunt for the perfect quarantine-free getaway. With long country walks at every turn and cosy nights in by the fire,
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With opulent organza sleeves and lashings of lace, it’s all about romance and drama when it comes to winter wedding dresses. We’ve curated our favourite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2021 bridal collections to bring you the latest winter wedding dress trends and inspiration. Sun Sleeves, Halfpenny London Winter Wedding Dress Inspiration While the summer months
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A favourite escape for A Listers, Wersha Bharadwa checks into Johannesburg’s dreamy honeymoon resort; Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg A luxury landmark hotel, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, feels like a compact Mediterranean village with peachy-coloured hillside villas. The Suite at The Westcliff
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Wersha Bharadwa discovers effortless romance in abundance at luxury boutique hotel The Cellars-Hohenort, in Cape Town. The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Grabbing South African romance and culture back at Liz McGrath’s legendary five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel is easy. There’s lots of Dutch colonial allure including leafy plazas, a white manor farmhouse with whirring fans and
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It’s no secret that we’re in a very unstable economic climate at the moment, with many suppliers having been put out of work completely over the last few months. If your wedding has been postponed for a year or two, don’t assume that your suppliers will be able to afford to charge the same rate
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New research has revealed how much it actually costs to get engaged, with the average UK engagement reaching over £3000. Although many weddings have been postponed this summer, the UK lockdown hasn’t stopped lovebirds popping the big question up and down the country. However, with the average cost of a wedding surpassing £30,000, the financials
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Fox 2000 Pictures; Regency Enterprises; New Regency; Firm Films; Dune Entertainment Do Brits still spend three-months-worth of wages on an engagement ring? It seems this ‘unwritten rule’ is becoming a thing of the past according to the new average cost of an engagement ring… Do you agree that an engagement ring should cost an average
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With wedding dresses alone reaching prices in the thousands, is it really possible to plan a wedding under £1000? We’re going to find out. albertpalmerphotography.co.uk Given that the average UK wage is currently around £29,000 per annum, it’s clear that getting married is an expensive pursuit. And that’s before we’ve even considered the implications of
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With international travel still a bit, erm, up in the air, couples are keeping things local with a UK minimoon this summer. Here are some of the best minimoon destinations to visit. UK minimoons have a number of advantages; they’re less expensive than a full-blown honeymoon, will give you a bit of time out together
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If you’re looking for a dramatic setting for your wedding venue, then look no further than The Atlantic Hotel, says Richard Webber. On Jersey’s spectacular southwest coast, the Art Deco-styled Atlantic Hotel sits amid six acres of beautiful grounds, overlooking the golden sands of St Ouen’s Bay and the ocean rollers. This attractive hotel, a
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As lockdown measures ease on the 4th July, weddings and civil ceremonies will be able to take place, but you’ll have to adhere to these new lockdown wedding rules. Credit: Jeremy Wong Weddings via Unsplash Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit, we’ve been speculating the fate of the wedding industry and trying to predict what
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With the future of the wedding industry the subject of much discussion, we explore what weddings after Covid-19 might look like. It’s no secret the wedding industry is one that’s been hit particularly hard by the global coronavirus pandemic. However, as we approach the time when wedding season should be hitting full throttle, and we’re
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If there was ever a single place to get drunk on both love and wine, Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek is it, says Werhsa Bharadwa. credit: winetram.co.za Renowned as the gourmet capital of South Africa and home to only a few thousand people, Franschhoek is an hour’s drive from Cape Town making it the perfect stop
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For a luxury safari honeymoon in South Africa, The Royal Madikwe has it all and more… There’s something so incredibly opulent about a safari honeymoon. And although you’re closest to animals in their natural environment, it feels other worldly to be up close and personal with nature’s most beautiful beasts. Madikwe Game Reserve is perfect
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Looking for both unbeatable adventure and romance? Check into five-star Tau Game Lodge in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve says Wersha Bharadwa.  I’ve been waiting to visit South Africa for years. And as no trip to the country is complete without venturing on safari, I make like Michelle Obama who visited in 2011 and head
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It won’t come as a surprise to learn that celebrities are famous for spending a lot of money on their weddings. From decadent centrepieces to elegant gowns, there are plenty of outlets for them to splurge their money on, and celebrity wedding cakes are no exception. The Most Expensive Celebrity Wedding Cakes Jack and Beyond,
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Whether you want to send off the happy couple with a formal wedding message, or something funny like, “better you than me!”, Personal Creations share their quick and easy step-by-step guide on what to write in a wedding card.   Follow these steps to write a thoughtful wedding card message: How to Craft Your Wedding
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From elegant candelabras to rustic vintage crates, there’s so many ideas to choose from. Transform your venue with these 25 show-stopping wedding decoration ideas, whether you choose a blank canvas, characterful conversion or a stately home! jessicaraphaelphotography.com 25 Show-Stopping Wedding Decoration Ideas To Style Your Venue 1. Fairytale chandeliers What better way to illuminate a golden, Somerset stone barn
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