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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.

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Wedding News: The Great House Hotel & Restaurant is a restored Grade II listed property

The Great House Hotel & Restaurant is a restored Grade II listed property

The Great House Hotel & Restaurant is a restored, Grade II listed property that offers a gorgeous mix of original features and modern facilities. The 15th-century house is believed to be a gift from Queen Elizabeth I to the Earl of Leicester, who used it as a hunting lodge. Located in the pretty village of Laleston, Bridgend, it's just 10 minutes away from the seaside town of Porthcawl and is full of warm character, with flagstone floors, oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and stone archways.

ie the knot and host your reception in either the Leicesters Room, Prince of Wales Suite or Great Hall, with maximum capacities of 20, 30 and 60 respectively.

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Wedding News: Give newlyweds the gift of luxury

Give newlyweds the gift of luxury

Across the world, wedding gifts have become a tradition for family, friends and loved ones to show their appreciation to the happy couple and to wish them all the best. A wedding gift is a celebration of their marriage, and to provide them with gifts they may need – or want - to start their new lives together. Although many people still choose to give tangible tokens, many are looking to gift the happy couple an experience that they can enjoy together. PoB Hotels, a collection of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences across the British Isles, offers the perfect solution – a Gift Voucher.

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Wedding News: Celebrate in style with picture-perfect table decor

Celebrate in style with picture-perfect table decor

Engagement parties and rehearsal dinners are a great way to kick start your big day celebrations, with many people now opting to host these at home for a more intimate experience. So, how do you make your table stand out? Iconic Rayware brands, Viners and Mason Cash are synonymous with weddings and recognised nationally for their classic tableware products. Read on to discover the top styling trends from Viners and Mason Cash that aren't to be overlooked this wedding season!

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Wedding News: Expert tips for creating a unique wedding menu

Expert tips for creating a unique wedding menu

The traditional three-course wedding breakfast doesn't have to be boring. In this article Nidhi Verma, head of food & founder of The Cookaway, shares a few ideas for alternative food menus for wedding guests. Getting involved with the putting together of your wedding menu can allow you to focus on what's important to you, whether that's only using local produce and seasonal ingredients, incorporating foods you and your partner really like, making sure there are plenty of fun elements, or serving with the utmost style. But if standing out is your priority, how can you ensure your menu is unique? If you're wondering how you can make your special day a little more individual, below are a few ideas to get you started.

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Wedding News: The 20 most iconic marryoke songs for a perfect wedding

The 20 most iconic marryoke songs for a perfect wedding

Are you a couple looking for songs for your wedding this summer? Searches for 'wedding songs karaoke' up +40% and 'best karaoke songs 2023' increasing by +300%, and thortful has put together a list of the most iconic marryoke songs for 2023. The top 20 karaoke songs for your wedding this year Taking the top spot is the absolute belt-it-out classic that is Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams. Given that it has remained a popular song after pretty much four decades, we'd say the score is well-deserved. Just behind in second place is a song that any '90s kid could sing in their sleep – the girl power megahit Wannabe by the Spice Girls.

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Wedding News: Glen Yr Afon House Hotel has refurbished its ballroom

Glen Yr Afon House Hotel has refurbished its ballroom

Glen Yr Afon House Hotel in Usk, Monmouthshire, has refurbished its Ballroom. Boasting elegant window drapes, a fresh neutral palate and ceiling drapes, the space is a blank canvas that's perfect for any theme or colour theme.

What's more, the hotel has launched a special wedding package available on all remaining Saturdays in 2023. This includes an experienced wedding coordinator to help with the planning, a three-course wedding breakfast, drinks for key moments, an evening buffet, a bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a DJ and much more.

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Wedding News: Want to say 'no' to being a maid-of-honour? Here’s how!

Want to say 'no' to being a maid-of-honour? Here’s how!

Being a maid-of-honour or even a bridesmaid can be hugely exciting and a big honour, however, it takes responsibility, a lot of time, money and energy, all dedicated to making someone else happy. So if you really don't want to be a bridesmaid, plucking up the courage to turn down an invite might seem like a nightmare. A new survey from Ginger Ray which seeks to answer some of weddings' trickiest questions reveals that almost two-thirds (63%) of Brits think it was acceptable to say no to being a member of the wedding party based on the financial burden and additional responsibilities it poses.

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Wedding News: Rhosygilwen has been a special place to tie the knot for more than 20 years

Rhosygilwen has been a special place to tie the knot for more than 20 years

Rhosygilwen has been a special place to tie the knot for more than 20 years, offering a dreamy setting for ceremonies and receptions. Situated in the Pembrokeshire countryside, the Gothic Victorian mansion creates an unforgettable backdrop for your vows, not to mention the extensive gardens are perfect for capturing photographs that will last a lifetime.

There are four bedrooms available in the Courtyard Cottages for your most important guests and the team can help organise extra accommodation with high-quality providers in the region.

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Wedding News: Browns launch champagne bottomless brunch

Browns launch champagne bottomless brunch

This month, Browns Restaurants will be adding a Champagne bottomless brunch to their signature weekend menus, as part of this year's festivities to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary. From Friday to Sunday until 2pm, guests can enjoy free-flowing Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne, alongside signature brunch dishes such as Browns Lobster Benedict, a satisfying stack of Pancetta Buttermilk Pancakes, Smoked Salmon, Smashed Avocado, Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough and a variety of classic egg dishes. Alternatively, opt for more substantial dishes, like the Browns Burger and Chargrilled Chicken & Bacon Club.

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Wedding News: David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.

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Wedding News: Camille is a new bridal accessories brand in Monmouthshire

Camille is a new bridal accessories brand in Monmouthshire

Camille is a new bridal accessories brand in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. The company was founded by Welsh bridal designer Jayne Nevins who took inspiration from old Hollywood movies to create designs that are modern whilst still maintaining the glamorous Hollywood aesthetic.

The debut collection 'A Sprinkle of Stardust' features on-trend feathers, bows and contemporary crowns that are made using the finest materials which will add the wow factor to any bridal look.

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Wedding News: One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships

One4all Gift Cards expands partnerships

Popular wedding gifting brand leading multi-store gift card, One4all Gift Cards, has announced two exciting new partnerships with global fashion retailer, ASOS, and premium e-commerce marketplace, Secret Sales - making it an even more appealing choice for wedding day gifting. ASOS, one of the largest international e-commerce retailers, is now accepting the One4all Gift Card for all online purchases, meaning customers can access all their favourite brands at the touch of a button. With over 850 brands to choose from as well as their own ASOS ranges, which include Collusion and Topshop, shoppers will be spoilt for choice. As a forward-thinking brand, ASOS interpret the latest trends into more than 30 different sizes, allowing all customers to find something they love. As well as the chance to shop for clothing, accessories and beauty products from a variety of brands.

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Wedding News: If you’re looking for a charming wedding venue, you will adore Bryngarw House

If you’re looking for a charming wedding venue, you will adore Bryngarw House

If you're looking for a charming wedding venue, you will adore Bryngarw House. Easily accessible yet a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the house sits within 113 acres of parkland and is just a few minutes drive from the M4.

Bryngarw House has plenty of places to take memorable photographs, including the ornamental bridge, oriental-style tea house, sweeping staircase and exquisite display of trees and flowers.

The honeymoon suite is included for the happy couple on the night of the wedding and there are 18 en-suite bedrooms for your guests to choose from.

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Wedding News: South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com

South Of England wins battle of the spas reveals Spabreaks.com

Spabreaks.com 2022 booking data has revealed that spas in the South totalled 57.4% of all bookings made in 2022, winning the battle of the spas against the north of England. The UK spa industry has a lot to offer, whether you're looking to escape to the countryside or fancy break in the city. Whether it's in the north or south, there's a place in the UK that will accommodate whatever spa break you're looking for.

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Wedding News: Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

Weddings in 2023: Make sure your big day is protected

A wedding is a special day for a couple, but it can also be an expensive one. Between venues, caterers, photographers, dresses, and entertainment, the costs can add up and even run into the tens of thousands. And with the current cost of living, couples will also be navigating rising costs. For those planning a wedding, it's important you insure yourself against anything that could go awry just before, or on the big day. For those aiming to tie the knot this year, Alex Cross, Insurance Director at Tesco Bank shares his top tips on things to consider for your wedding day and make sure you're covered so things can run as smoothly as possible.

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Wedding News: Craig Y Nos Castle has won ’Wedding Coordinators of the Year’ at The Welsh Wedding Awards 2023

Craig Y Nos Castle has won ’Wedding Coordinators of the Year’ at The Welsh Wedding Awards 2023

Craig Y Nos Castle, a luxurious wedding venue on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, has won 'Wedding Coordinators of the Year' at The Welsh Wedding Awards 2023 – congratulations!

Boasting 36 en suite bedrooms, a private lounge, an on-site gym with high-quality apparatus and a hot tub, the property is surrounded by breathtaking grounds with plenty of places for guests to explore and take photographs. Once home to Adelina Patti, the world-famous opera singer, Craig Y Nos Castle has a long and interesting history with a stunning décor throughout.

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Wedding News: Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Mental Health Awareness Week 15th-21st May

Planning a wedding can certainly be an exciting time, from picking the cake to choosing the entertainment, it's full of fun tasks to check off a to-do list. However, wedding planning can also come with a host of negativities such as worrying about money and feeling anxiety about family politics on the big day. Increasing evidence shows that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

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Wedding News: Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa is an award-winning venue nestled in the village of Wolfscastle

Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa is an award-winning venue nestled in the village of Wolfscastle

Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Spa is an award-winning family-run property nestled in the village of Wolfscastle. This charming Victorian vicarage has 20 en-suite bedrooms, a two AA rosette restaurant, a contemporary brasserie, a boutique spa and impressive views of the surrounding woodland landscape and the awe-inspiring Treffgarne rocks.

The Garden Room is a bright and airy space with high ceilings, impressive bi-folding doors that open up to the rear garden and room for 120 friends and family.

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Wedding News: Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Maileg Wedding Mice back at Bluebell's Burrow

Award-winning, family-run toy business, Bluebell's Burrow, is one of the UK's leading stockists of Maileg toys. These super-stylish, picture-perfect collectable toys are loved by both children and adults. With the wedding season fast-approaching, Maileg Wedding Mice Set (priced at £64) comes in a pretty presentation box, which opens up to reveal the bride and groom on their wedding day. Their clothes and accessories are removable, providing dress-up opportunities and imaginative play for children.

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Wedding News: Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Bizarre wedding traditions: The Eurovision edition

Wedding traditions are dramatically different around the world. From the type of cake served to the attire of the bride, you'll be amazed at what happens on wedding days around the continent. To celebrate Eurovision 2023 taking place in the vibrant city of Liverpool, engagement and wedding ring experts at Steven Stone have rounded up some of the most bizarre traditions from participating countries – including the Big 5.

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