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All the latest wedding news for couples getting married in South Wales, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.
Perfectly placed within 650 acres of beautiful Welsh countryside is the 17th-century Hensol Castle. This grand wedding venue has been sympathetically renovated and boasts a modern décor with arched windows, oak panelling and sweeping staircases. New for 2022 are the luxury bedrooms, each with bespoke features such as roll-top baths and four-poster beds.
Ceremonies are held outdoors under the romantic bandstand, which offers impressive views of the Welsh countryside, or in the resplendent Oak Room.
Posted: 31 January 2023
A new study, conducted by the wedding financial experts at money.co.uk, involved surveying 1,000 future newlyweds and asking them to estimate how much they will spend on 70 wedding items. Images of these 70 items were then used in an eye-tracking study to reveal the specific elements that people spend the most time gazing at. Fairylights came out on top, with guests staring at them for 5.53 seconds which is impressive considering they are the decorations that those planning a wedding expect to pay the least for (£106.25). So, if you're looking to impress your guests without splurging then try draping your venue in tiny, twinkling fairylights.
Posted: 30 January 2023
NameSwitch has interviewed some trail blazing men who took a bold step into the future. When you're planning a wedding, whether small and informal or grand-scale, there's a myriad of tasks to organise. And, these days, guys are expected to pull their weight when it comes to sorting everything from flower arrangements and wedding cakes to transport and catering. But, before you even walk down the aisle to say, "I do", there's another important factor to consider – whether you intend to take your partner's surname.
Posted: 27 January 2023
Tall John's House in Brecon is undergoing a refurbishment. "It has become increasingly obvious to us that one of the great attractions of Tall John's Weddings is that we have on-site accommodation for up to 25 people across the Manor House, Stables and Saddlers," says owner Liza Watson. "This is in addition to our two self-catering cottages, which are included in the wedding package and sleep 10 in total. Bearing this in mind, we are in the process of a big refurbishment of the reception areas of the Manor House. We have moved our snooker table into a newly-formed Games Room which is adjoining our Granary. This makes the room dual purpose as we have a top for the table, and it magically turns into a serving area for drinks and canapés.
Posted: 26 January 2023
NameSwitch shares its advice on the dilemma that many women face in the workplace, and that's whether to keep your maiden name? Read on to find out more... The process of getting married comes with a million personal choices to be made along the way – do you want a big white dress or something more minimal? Do you want a DJ at your celebration or a live band? Do you want to keep your maiden name or embrace your married one? Each choice is personal and unique and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Even when it comes to something as momentous as what name you'll be known by for the rest of your life, there are different options and choices to be made. And just like decisions about what kind of dress to buy, the choices you make about your name will also be influenced by your personal preferences and life experiences.
Posted: 25 January 2023
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, situated in the heart of Cardiff, is surrounded by white Portland-stone 19th-century civic buildings on one side and the grounds of the magnificent Cardiff Castle on the other. The college is made up of two buildings encompassing both historic and contemporary styles. The Anthony Hopkins Centre is the original Cardiff Castle Stables and boasts an historic open-air courtyard. While, the contemporary glass-walled entrance hall, overlooking the Grade I listed Bute Park, creates a stunning backdrop for photographs.
The Anthony Hopkins Centre has two elegant rooms that are available for ceremonies, one can seat 80 guests, and the other can hold 50.
Posted: 24 January 2023
A new randomised spinning wheel feature has been launched by Hen Weekends and Stag Weekends in an effort to make the planning process of hen and stag parties easier and less stressful. This comes as their recent study of hen and stag party bookings found that 30% of hen and stag party organisers have no idea which location to book, with so many different options on offer creating quite the predicament.
Posted: 23 January 2023
Top Italian American restaurant Frankie & Benny's has been swamped with applications after offering a free wedding for Valentine's. The popular restaurant has launched the ultimate cost of living crisis busting wedding and they've already had thousands wanting to say 'I do'. The team at Frankie & Benny's have been astounded by the number of applicants, many of the lovebirds had their first date at one of the restaurants and want to celebrate their special day where they first met. You still have a chance to win, so long as you've just tied the knot, or about to, have a great love story, then you can apply for the free wedding. All applications need to be submitted via Facebook/Instagram by January 29, 2023.
Posted: 23 January 2023
Hotelgift is the ideal way to share the joy of travel with a newlywed couple with a conscience; from uber luxury glamping to wellness journeys for two. For every Hotelgift bought and for every gift card that is redeemed for a new hotel stay, 1,000 litres of water are donated to support local communities in places that need it most through a partnership with Made Blue.
Posted: 20 January 2023
Venue Wales is hosting a wedding showcase on 26th February 2023. This is the perfect time to meet local companies, chat with wedding coordinators and find inspiration for your special day.
The showcase is taking place at The Lloyd Thomas Centre. This large, picturesque venue is situated in the middle of Lampeter town, nestled in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains of Ceredigion. Known for hosting prestigious annual events from conferences to the local Eisteddfodau, the venue has experienced, friendly staff on hand to offer you excellent service and planning throughout your wedding journey.
Posted: 19 January 2023
A new study from Confused.com has revealed the average ages we are hitting life's milestones in England & Wales, including getting married at age 35! So how does your milestone timeline compare? Typically, the first milestone people in the UK reach is moving out of their parent's home at age 20, followed by moving in with their partner at 27. The next life milestone those in the UK usually meet is having their first child, with couples seeming to have children before marriage. The average age for having children is 29, while the average age for getting married is 35. The data also suggests that on average, people are choosing to have children before purchasing a property. This could be a result of house prices continuing to rise making it harder to save for a deposit.
Posted: 18 January 2023
Couples looking for a charming wedding venue will adore Bryngarw House. Easily accessible yet a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the property is just a few minutes from the M4 and sits within 113 acres of parkland.
In the grounds is an ornamental bridge, an oriental-style tea house, and an exquisite display of trees and flowers, and inside are 18 en-suite bedrooms, a sweeping staircase and dressing rooms for the wedding party to use on the morning of the wedding.
The Treharne Suite is a French antique-styled ceremony room that's flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers and is capable of holding up to 120 guests for the ceremony.
Posted: 17 January 2023
One of the UK's leading waste and recycling management companies BusinessWaste.co.uk collected data, which shows how much attitudes to environmental and sustainable choices in regard to weddings are changing. According to the research searches for 'sustainable wedding' has skyrocketed by 75% over the last year, while 'sustainable wedding venues near me' saw an 80%+ increase along with 'sustainable engagement ring' which saw a staggering 96% search increase. What's more, us Brits came out on top overall for our eco-friendly mindfulness, with France and Greece also seeing the biggest increase in searches for sustainable wedding venues.
Posted: 16 January 2023
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, there's nothing we love more than our real wedding features - and we couldn't do them without you! If you would like to see your wedding grace the pages of one of our County Wedding Magazine titles, featured across four whole page, then please do get in touch! Grand and big-budget extravaganzas, to small and intimate I dos, themed from beginning to end, or personalised with a sentimental touch - we want to hear about them all!
Posted: 16 January 2023
Putting the chocolate back into drinking chocolate with their unique fine beads, Cocoa Canopy are making winter weddings super cosy with its sample-szie offering. Perfect for winter wedding favours, they offer the ultimate in comforting hot chocolates, guaranteed to put a smile on the receiver's face! Cocoa Canopy is the only UK drinking chocolate brand to craft unique fine chocolate beads for beautifully smooth, real chocolate drinks made from only a handful of sustainably sourced ingredients.
Posted: 13 January 2023
If you're looking for a tasty gin alternative with far less alcohol, then Perthyn Low Alcohol Spirit is the ideal go-to. Perthyn is distilled at the Cardiff Distillery using locally and responsibly-sourced botanicals wherever possible.
The resulting liquid is a zesty 10% ABV low alcohol spirit with notes of citrus, cardamom and thyme. It's a great substitute for those who want a low-calorie, low ABV spirit, without compromising on taste.
With no and low alcoholic alternatives becoming more popular than ever, now is the perfect time to try something new and where better to start than with Perthyn Low Alcohol Spirit.
Here are two Perthyn & Tonic recipes to mix up and try at home with friends and family:
Posted: 12 January 2023
You never have to scroll too far to stumble upon a celebrity engagement party on instagram and if you've recently got engaged yourself, you're probably thinking - should I throw one too? The short answer is yes, absolutely. While planning the wedding is always top priority, there's no reason why you shouldn't have a party to get all your loved ones together and celebrate the big news straight away - particularly when most weddings take place a good 12 to 18 months post-proposal. However, hosting an engagement party of your dreams can still be quite a daunting task. To help, wedding jewellery experts, Queensmith have pulled together 11 tips for taking your celebratory soirée to the next level.
Posted: 11 January 2023
Dating back to 979AD, Pencoed House Estate is a beautiful wedding venue surrounded by 36 acres of grounds, well-groomed lawns, flowers and ancient woodland, with plenty of places to explore and take those all-important photographs. The property has a rich history and was once home to ministers of the church, the King of Glamorgan and King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.
Made from original stone walls, the stately Old Hall has a striking vaulted ceiling, wooden beams, a roaring log fire and room for 120 guests.
Posted: 10 January 2023
Luxury engagement ring retailer, Diamonds Factory, has scraped Spotify to find the top 100 most popular wedding songs to include in your playlists. To do this, Diamonds Factory analysed over 100 Spotify playlists containing the word 'wedding' and found the most featured songs across all playlists. These playlists included 3500 unique songs, and the data scrape also used additional keywords to reveal the top wedding ceremony songs, wedding party songs and top wedding artists, too.
Posted: 9 January 2023
With wedding costs rising by 3,000% since the 1950s, and set to reach an all-time high in the 2020s, making and sticking to a wedding budget can be a real headache for couples. To help would-be newlyweds with the complex task of budget planning their big day, the wedding finance team at money.co.uk have created a new wedding budget planner, to help couples account for all their costs for each stage of their dream wedding. The new planning tool also helps you calculate the earliest date you should set for your big day, based on how long it will take you to save up enough money to pay for your dream wedding. The wedding budget planner page also has lot of tips to help couples save cash, including:
Posted: 6 January 2023
County Weddings Magazine has teamed up with The Rose and Crown Hotel to give our readers the chance to win a 'One Night Luxury Four Poster Hotel Break for Two' in their 700 year old hotel. The lucky winner will receive a voucher which can be redeemed any time in the next 18 months. Also included is a bottle of champagne waiting in your room on arrival, breakfast in the morning, early check-in and late checkout, and a delicious three course dinner in their onsite restaurant
Posted: 5 January 2023
Looking for the perfect suppliers for your big day? CJ Wedding Fayres are the go-to events for everything and anything for your nuptials. Each show is full of tips, ideas and inspiration from companies covering bridalwear, cakes, flowers, photography, jewellery, stationery and much more.
There are eight events taking place from January to March that have everything you need for your wedding:
Sunday 8th January, 2023. Swansea.com Stadium, Plasmarl, SA1 2FA. Opens from 11am to 3pm. Free goody bag for every bride. Get your free tickets here
Posted: 5 January 2023
Wow, 2022 was quite the year for weddings with a bumper amount taking place. Looking back at what was trending last year, perhaps inspiration for those tying the knot in 2023, wedding insurance specialists Protectivity have researched the most popular wedding flowers, based on UK Google Search Volume. The most popular wedding bouquet foliage was Eucalyptus, with 585,000 searches! Followed by, Ivy 495,000, Jasmine 458,200, Rosemary 374,600, Ferns 351,200, Monstera 319,500, Silver Birch 219,600, Philodendrons 219,400, Olive branches 143,000 and Myrtle 133,300.
Posted: 4 January 2023
Tucked away off the beaten track is five-star wedding venue, Gileston Manor Estate. Situated within nine acres of lovingly kept gardens and grounds, this Grade II* listed manor house is situated in the award-winning village of Gileston in the Vale of Glamorgan and boasts sweeping front lawns and impressive sea views. The Queen Anne property has recently been renovated and includes original panelling, mirrors and crystal chandeliers.
The estate houses the pretty church of St Giles, which is perfect for couples planning a religious ceremony.
Civil ceremonies can be hosted in a variety of settings, including the manor house and numerous spaces within the gardens.
Posted: 3 January 2023
If you are dreaming of jetting off to sandy shores with your sparkling new ring, spouse and matching passports...then this guide from NameSwitch will tell you how to make your dreams come true. Please do have a proper think about whether having matching passports straight away is really that important to you because, trust us when we say, it's not an easy thing to pull off! With recent changes to how processes work, effects of the Pandemic, and added complications like not being handed your marriage certificate on your wedding day, or needing the name on your NHS records to be the same as the one on your passport, an already stressful undertaking just got even more nail-biting! Now it's not mission impossible, but you do need 3 key things to be aligned (and nerves of steel) if this is going to work...
Posted: 2 January 2023