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Wedding News: The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

The do's and don'ts of having pets at weddings

Are you considering including your dog in your wedding festivities? While it can be a lovely way to honour your furry best friend, there are some important considerations to remember to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Dog Behaviourist at Pooch & Mutt Dr Emma Scales-Theobald, PhD, shares the do's and don'ts of including your dog in your wedding, from making sure your dog is properly trained and socialised to creating a comfortable and safe space for them during the event. These tips will help ensure your dog is happy, healthy, and well-behaved throughout the celebration...

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Wedding News: Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

Introducing Story Locker’s wedding podcast

With the ever growing popularity of podcasting, welcome to the next big thing which makes podcasting accessible. Story Locker, a one of a kind in the UK podcast recording service that lets participants create a personal podcast based on their life story or to celebrate other special moments in life. The couple can choose to either record their podcast before their wedding day and recall the journey of their love story – from when they first met & the engagement (how it all happened!) to setting the date, the planning and build up to the big day or record their podcast after their wedding day to include memories of the big day too!

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Wedding News: Caer Llan is an 18th-century property situated in more than 25 acres

Caer Llan is an 18th-century property situated in more than 25 acres

Boasting mountain views, Caer Llan is an 18th-century property situated in more than 25 acres of countryside. This family-run property has an outdoor swimming pool, an original Victorian greenhouse, 16 en-suite bedrooms exclusively for wedding guests, large Chesterfield sofas and armchairs, Welsh slate floors, oak fireplaces, neutral colours and recycled-oak picture frames throughout.

The Main Function Room has large bi-folding doors that open to reveal views of the surrounding area.

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Wedding News: Come and visit Plas Y Rhosyn at its first wedding fair of the season

Come and visit Plas Y Rhosyn at its first wedding fair of the season

Come and visit Plas Y Rhosyn at its first wedding fair of the season on Sunday 21st May, 2023. This is your chance to meet lots of wonderful vendors and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

Plas Y Rhosyn has a lot to offer, including a spacious function room, a variety of accommodation and a beautiful selection of mouth-watering food. As well as a signature balcony backdrop, it has more than 100 acres of verdant greens and a picturesque lake, so you will never be short of photo opportunities.

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Wedding News: Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations

Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.

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Wedding News: #ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful

thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'

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Wedding News: Pencoed House Estate has won an award

Pencoed House Estate has won an award

Cardiff-based wedding venue, Pencoed House Estate has won 'Wedding Venue of the Year Cardiff' at the Welsh Wedding Awards 2023. Surrounded by 36 acres of grounds, well-groomed lawns, flowers and ancient woodland, Pencoed House Estate is a beautiful wedding venue full of charm. Dating back to 979AD, it was once home to ministers of the church, the King of Glamorgan and King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. It has several wedding spaces to choose from and charming gardens where couples can explore and take those all-important photographs.

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Wedding News: Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Avoid a pet custody dispute - get a petnup

Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, explains below how a petnup can help avoid a costly custody battle. Ella Welsby, a senior associate at law firm DMH Stallard and specialist divorce lawyer, said: "We are a nation of animal lovers, but consideration of how pet ownership would be dealt with in the event of a relationship breakdown often comes too late. Given the continued trend for couples to embark on pet ownership as a first foray into family life, it is important to appreciate how to best protect respective interests.

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Wedding News: The King Arthur Hotel is an award-winning hidden gem nestled in the Gower Peninsula

The King Arthur Hotel is an award-winning hidden gem nestled in the Gower Peninsula

The King Arthur Hotel is an award-winning hidden gem nestled in the Gower Peninsula. This family-run property comprises of 18 en-suite bedrooms, a 18th-century cottage and luxury self-catering apartments.

Rich in history, the King Arthur Hotel's wedding venue, Avalon, boasts a high-pitched ceiling with exposed French oak beams, Welsh slate floors and arched windows overlooking the surrounding landscaped gardens. The venue is licenced for civil ceremonies and can comfortably accommodate 140 seated guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening celebration.

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Wedding News: 5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

5 ways to plan a sentimental bridesmaid proposal

Planning your wedding is such a personalised experience, and getting to do it your own way is part of what makes it so special. With this in mind, have you thought about how you'll ask your bridesmaids to be part of your wedding party? Add a sentimental touch to this moment with these tips from Kirsty Prankherd, Managing Director of Write From The Heart. Getting everything planned for your wedding is such a personal process, and asking your bridesmaid to be in your wedding party is one of those special moments you'll remember long after the event. So naturally, you'll want to add some individual touches to this proposal to make it an even more special moment between you and your friends.

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Wedding News: Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season

Luxury leather goods brand Noble Macmillan is celebrating this year's wedding season with a stunning collection of exceptional quality, personalised leather gifts. This thoughtfully curated edit includes a variety of exquisite items from their ever popular classic travel games and bound photo albums, to their brand new glassware range, specifically their stunning hand-blown decanters - all would make wonderful additions to any wedding list.

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Wedding News: Emily Kate Bridal has won ‘Best New Wedding Business in Wales'

Emily Kate Bridal has won ‘Best New Wedding Business in Wales'

Through the doors of Emily Kate Bridal you will find beautiful wedding dresses, chosen by Emily Kate. The boutique is located in Treorchy High Street, which was voted best 'High Street' in the UK.

"Our collection of designers are internationally renowned and are highly sought after by brides," says owner Emily Kate Mander. "We welcomed new designers into the boutique this year from Madi Lane, Elysee Etoile and Allure Bridals alongside our other designers. The boutique also recently won 'Best New Wedding Business in Wales' at The Welsh National Wedding Awards.

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Wedding News: Tall John’s Weddings is a beautiful wedding venue in Brecon

Tall John’s Weddings is a beautiful wedding venue in Brecon

Tall John's Weddings is a charming wedding venue in Brecon situated within acres of exquisite grounds with mature trees and breathtaking views across the valley. The gardens at Tall John's House are the brainchild of Willow Cracroft, who transformed it from an overgrown and neglected space into an amazing garden with features such as a rill, rose arbour, silver birch circle and a splendid display of flowers, shrubs, fruits and vegetables.

The restored Welsh barn is available for weddings and looks across the Black Mountains with an enchanting courtyard and a wooden gazebo that can be decorated with flowers and covered in Perspex if the weather is unkind. Inside are electric points, underfloor heating, insulation, hard floors and a catering area.

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Wedding News: Your South Wales Wedding are media partners with The Welsh National Wedding Awards

Your South Wales Wedding are media partners with The Welsh National Wedding Awards

The Welsh National Wedding Awards, now in its 12th year, recognises the best wedding businesses in Wales. Every year thousands of votes are cast and from these votes shortlists are created with the winners announced at the prestigious 'Welsh National Wedding Awards' ceremony, with 600 guests in attendance each year. We're delighted to announce that Your South Wales Wedding are media partners with The Welsh National Wedding Awards and we cannot wait to celebrate the event with all of this year's nominees.

Voting for the awards is now open. Any bride or groom whose wedding took place or is taking place between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023, can vote for a wedding supplier who went above and beyond and made their special day so wonderful.

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Wedding News: Check out these upcoming wedding fairs

Check out these upcoming wedding fairs

Looking for the perfect suppliers for your big day? The multi award-winning Welsh National 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.

The Welsh National Wedding Fayres have helped thousands of couples plan their dream day over the years, from quirky vintage weddings right through to celebrity designer weddings.

They only host one wedding fayre per season in each of the regions, ensuring you have a truly exceptional selection of quality wedding suppliers and experts. To make it an extra special experience, each show includes a free glass of bubbly on arrival, a goody-bag, a stunning catwalk show, live entertinment, hair and make-up demos, discounts and one couple will win £250 to spend with any exhibitor at the fayre... all completely free of charge!

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Wedding News: The Vale of Glamorgan council has launched a new wedding website

The Vale of Glamorgan council has launched a new wedding website

It's been a big year for weddings in the Vale of Glamorgan since the law changed in England and Wales to allow outdoor weddings and civil partnerships at licensed venues. A lot of work has gone into making the Vale of Glamorgan a top wedding destination, and due to the beauty of its natural environment, the area has a large number of venues for outdoor weddings and civil partnerships, including in Llantwit Major, Penarth, Barry, Cowbridge and Cosmeston.

There is a diverse selection of wedding venues available in the Vale, whether you want to get married in a Harry Potter-esque castle at Hensol or St Donat's, an art gallery or theatre, or at Penarth Pavilion, there's plenty to choose from.

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Wedding News: How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

How to throw a Hen Do on a budget

A typical spend for a Hen Do weekend can cost over £250 per person, taking a big chunk out of the wedding budget. Not only is this a massive cost for the bride, but it could also lead to members of the bridal party worrying about how they can afford such lavish expenses, which may result in them bailing out on the plans. Making arrangements in advance and planning activities ahead of time means both the bride and the party enjoy the celebrations without any falling outs. Sticking to local destinations or opting for activities like bottomless pottery painting over brunch are some of the simple solutions to saving money but still allow everyone to revel in the fun.

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Wedding News: Craig Y Nos Castle is a fairytale venue located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons

Craig Y Nos Castle is a fairytale venue located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons

Craig Y Nos Castle is a fairytale venue located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Boasting 36 en suite bedrooms, an on-site gym with high-quality apparatus, a private lounge 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.

Couples looking to tie the knot in a grand setting will love The Theatre. It's one of only eight Grade I listed opera houses in the UK and boasts a 125-year-old curtain depicting Madame Patti on a chariot in Rossini's last Italian opera. What's more, the walls are decorated with the names of Patti's favourite composers and there is room for 120 guests.

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Wedding News: County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!

County Wedding Magazine reader shares 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 December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!

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Wedding News: Wedding flowers for a lifetime

Wedding flowers for a lifetime

If you fell in love with your wedding flowers, or perhaps your chosen blooms on the big day had a sentimental meaning, the experts from Gardening Express have named the best flowers to grow in your garden so you can have memories forever of your wedding day. Dahlias come in a variety of colours and sizes, they have a long vase life, which means they will look fresh and beautiful. Dahlias are also associated with love and commitment, making them a meaningful choice.

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