The question has been popped, the ring bought and the wonderful news shared with family and friends. Once you’ve got over the giddy excitement of being engaged, one of the first things you’ll do as a newly engaged couple is to start the hunt to find your dream wedding venue. Finding the perfect venue to host a large wedding can often not be the easiest task – space, flexibility, location and catering all play a major part in making your day as special as it deserves to be. If you’re searching for somewhere that can manage all of the above and make the planning as stress-free as possible – then we are proud to tick all of those boxes in spades! Continue reading
For seaside wedding splendour in the most elegant of surroundings, there’s no finer venue in Sussex than The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne.
Affectionately known as the ‘White Palace’, this charming seafront hotel has been welcoming couples to celebrate their big day in style for generations, with a team of expert wedding planners who will ensure every element of your wedding is pure perfection.
On Sunday 23 September, The Grand will be holding its very own wedding showcase – a chance for wedding couples-to-be to explore the five-star hotel’s stunning rooms, three of which are licensed for wedding ceremonies, and to see the wide range of suites available for every special celebration. Continue reading
Sarah Spreckley of Park Lane Events on behalf of The Caledonian Club
After a very long and bleak Winter, I think it’s safe to finally say (out loud) that Spring has sprung and catapulted us straight into Summer and full-blown wedding season with glorious sunshine aplenty.
Although weddings can take place at any month of the year – Summer still remains the most popular time of the year at the Caledonian Club for couples to tie the knot with the option of moving certain elements of the day outside if Mother Nature is playing ball. Gardens in full bloom, drinks on the terrace and more photo opportunities are just a few of the reasons why key summer dates tend to be booked well in advance when compared to other months throughout the year. Continue reading
Farnham Castle Wins Award for Best Wedding Venue in London and South East England at The Wedding Industry Awards
Farnham Castle is proud to have won the award for the “Best Wedding Venue (Town and City) in the South East of England” at the Wedding Industry Awards 2018. The prestigious accolade in a very competitive category which includes London, is judged by highly experienced wedding industry experts. Having won in 2017, we are delighted to have been able to retain our title. Farnham Castle now looks forward to the announcement of the national winner of the best venue category early in the new year. Continue reading
A stunning barn makeover and details to DIY for! The MacDonald’s get married on a farm, and we’re in love…
How often do you get to dress up and party in a cow shed next to a field of curious cattle? Almost never! With loads of DIY details made by a whole herd of friends and family all mucking in, pics to moooooon over by Andy Griffiths Photography, a moooovingly special humanist wedding ceremony, and an evening party filled with the infectiously happy modern Latin vibes of JukeBossa to get hooves a-stompin’, Sarah and Jim MacDonald fling open the barn doors and invite us to take a sneak peek at how they achieved their udderly gorgeous W-day – you herd it here first! (and we promise, no more cheesy cow-based punnery…!) It’s the most fun you can have in a cow shed. Get your wellies on, and let’s get stuck in! Continue reading
We’re celebrating Alive Network’s 18th birthday as the UK’s largest and best loved wedding entertainment agency. And we want to share the love with YOU! We’re offering you the chance to win three-time UK Wedding Industry Award-Winning wedding band, The Hot Shots, for your evening reception. Amazing, right?!
One lucky couple will win:
– The Hot Shots performing 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets of live music
– Free standard DJ package
– Band arrival will not be before 6pm. Finish no later than 12 midnight.
– Worth around £2000! Continue reading
This week’s blog is a Halloween special, as Theatre Designer Laura and Star-Wars-fan-meets-Barrister Paul get married, with a heap of BRILLIANTLY FUN personal touches… And did we mention there’s an actual witch?! If you fancy yourself as a bit of a crafty DIY-er, you’re a film buff, you love fun, games, laughter, and want your wedding your way, you’re going to love reading all about our creative couples’ big day.
Crammed with handmade touches, their celebrations take place in medieval Samlesbury Hall, complete with its own spooky history. Capturing the action was top UK photographer Andrew Billington, and their day was crowned by the rock’n’roll magic of our very own wedding band The Royale. It’s laid back, it’s lovingly-made, and laugh-out-loud… Let’s crash their wedding and find out how they did it! Continue reading
“Will you marry me?”
Four little words join forces to create a question like no other. Filled with hope, excitement and opportunity, popping the question is one of life’s most thrilling moments. However, there is no escaping that it can also be one of the most daunting.
From finding the perfect setting to selecting the all-important engagement ring, there’s lots to consider before getting down on one knee. A recent survey conducted by ROX – Diamonds & Thrills and Confetti found that planning the perfect proposal was the thing that made people most nervous (much more so than the fear of rejected). Continue reading
What do you do when you’re a glamorous Sky News broadcaster and you decide to tie the knot? The (ahem) sky’s the limit! When SWIPE presenter Gemma Evans (née Morris) said yes to her former colleague Richard, the day was set for no compromises. The. Most. Beautiful. Proposal. Ever set the tone for Gemma and Richard’s elegant Cain Manor wedding, filled with joy, laughter, far-flung friends, family and affection. Richard Galloway Photography expertly captured their effortless style.
Proving that sophistication and fun can co-exist in one perfect day, Gemma and Richard’s wedding entertainment featured harpists, pianists, toastmasters, a must-have magician, and a special French Jive first dance performed by their amazing live wedding band. Here, the couple share their ‘treasure forever’ moments with you… Continue reading
An engagement ring is so much more than just another piece of jewellery. This sparkly symbol of commitment is so exceptional that we were inspired to put together a complete list of everything there is to know about them.
Have you ever wondered where the tradition for engagement rings originates or what the proper etiquette is? Maybe you’re just looking for some inspiration for choosing a ring yourself. Wherever your interest lies, we’ve delved deep and provided you with a definitive guide. Continue reading