5 Yorkshire National Park venues

Simonstone Hall

Often lovingly referred to as God’s Own Country (or County), Yorkshire has is blessed with not one, but two National Parks: the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Dramatic in places, tranquil in others, each park has its own unique character, and it’s no surprise that visitors from far and wide return again and again to appreciate the spectacular scenery. (more…)

Wedding venues with private chapels

Wedding venues with private chapels

‘We’re… going to the chapel and we’re… gonna get married…’ Yes, but what kind of ceremony will you have? Venues with their own chapels are the perfect choice for those who want a religious ceremony, those who want a civil ceremony with an added blessing, or in some cases, for those who want to hold their civil ceremony in a traditional churchlike atmosphere but without the religious element. (more…)

7 venues with incredible ceremony rooms


When you’re exchanging your vows and staring deep into the eyes of your soulmate you want everything around you to be just perfect as well. So we’ve compiled our top 7 venues that we think have that certain ‘Je ne c’est quois’ when it comes to their ceremony rooms. (more…)

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

bride and groom with a jacket over head

‘It’s like raaaaaain on your wedding day,’ warbled Alanis Morissette in ‘Ironic’, implying that this is one of life’s great disasters. While it’s true that most of us would prefer a dry and sunny day to marry our beloved, there are many brides who have, with some careful planning and an upbeat attitude, had gorgeous, original and beautiful weddings even with the heavens pouring down. (more…)

Top 10 tips for the mother of the bride

10 top tips for the mother of the bride

Like ‘mother-in-law’, ‘mother of the bride’ is one of those roles that carries with it an unfortunate stereotype – that of an overbearing, interfering woman who forgets the wedding is not all about her. But that’s not you! Of course not. You’re delighted at your daughter’s upcoming nuptials. But traditional roles for MOBs have changed, and we can all use some good advice from time to time. Here are a few thoughts on modern-day MOB etiquette. (more…)

How to be a better best man

The best man's speech

Been chosen as the best man? Congratulations! It’s something to be proud of – it means you’re a VIP and the groom’s most trusted buddy, picked to see him through the most important day of his life. So your big duty now is not to muck it up. (more…)

4 incredible art gallery wedding venues

Art gallery wedding venues

From uber-hip to majestic and traditional, there are art galleries all around the country that are licensed for civil ceremonies. While these are obviously great for an art-loving couple, they are also natural choices for couples looking for a quirky, original element to their day, and for those seeking a large space with lots of good lighting. (more…)

10 fantastically photogenic wedding venues

Lodore Falls Hotel

We all dream of a stunning setting for our Big Day, but the images captured on that day last a lifetime, both as your magical memories, and of course, in the photographs and videos you and your guests will look at ever after. Sit back and set your imagination free with these breathtakingly beautiful wedding venues: (more…)

Your pre wedding beauty countdown guide


As the big day approaches and  your head is full of RSVPs and seating plans, it’s important to take time to think about yourself and schedule in some much needed pamper time. We’ve compiled the ultimate bridal beauty countdown. (more…)