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My Wedding Planner | 27th October 2017

My Wedding Planner is a free tool to help you with your big day. If you’re looking for advice and a countdown, look no further! Download our free Wedding Planner today! Packed full of hints and tips and with spaces for you to fill out your own details for every step of your wedding. The […]


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A Hen Party with a difference | 1st June 2017

For Hen & Stag parties with a difference take a look at THATMuse’s bespoke museum treasure hunts which promise an outing of informed silliness.


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Being the Best Man is a full time job! | 31st May 2017

New research from menswear retailer Jacamo, reveals that being a best man is equivalent to a full time job for Brits, with the average man spending on average 38 hours preparing for the big day, based on the national average wage of a professional, should they be being paid, this would equate to £303.57!


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Win A Luxury Break at The Woburn Hotel | 27th March 2017

Win a luxury break at The Woburn Hotel including tickets to visit Woburn Abbey and Gardens & tickets for Woburn Safari Park.


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Win £100 Shop-4 Voucher | 10th February 2017

If you’re looking for lots of personalised gifts for your wedding then have a look at, there are gifts for couples, gifts for her, gifts for him and gifts for children. If you’re the Bride & Groom and need some ideas on what to give your wedding party then there any plenty to be found here, from hip flasks to compact mirrors. There are also plenty of signs and posters for your venue as well.


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Win a Boutique Cookery Experience | 9th February 2017

New party concept enables you to break bread with TV baking stars
With the rise in popular baking shows taking over the TV schedules – and the nation’s hearts – a new bespoke baking concept has launched that gives people the chance to bake with a TV star. Bake With a Legend provide tailored, exclusive, baking classes that allows small groups of TV baking fans the chance to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into learning something new with some of the TV’s best-loved bakers.


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Are you getting married this year? | 23rd May 2016

BBC2 are looking for people all over the UK to take part in an exciting new six-part documentary series. Each episode will follow a different life-changing week, showcasing the ups and downs of those pivotal moments that shape the rest of our lives.

We’re interested in hearing about lots of different scenarios – perhaps you are marrying your childhood sweetheart, or has it been a whirlwind romance? Did you meet online or maybe this isn’t your first wedding? Will the wedding be very traditional or are you going to be doing something totally unexpected to tie the knot?


Tel: 07834 624 111


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Shop-4 Weddings, Gifts, Homewares | 31st March 2016

If you are looking for some great ideas for your wedding décor or even for your home, Shop-4 is a new website offering all sorts of products for your big day. They have sourced some great items and also designed some of their own which are unique to Shop-4, all at fantastic prices.

Tel: 01455 554929


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On the hunt for the Nation’s Sweetest Proposal | 25th January 2016

Swizzels, maker of the nation’s most romantic sweets, Love Hearts is launching a UK wide search for the sweetest proposals of all time. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the sweet manufacturer is searching for people who’ve thought outside the box when it comes to proposing to their other half in a truly unique way. Swizzels knows romance isn’t dead, and to prove it, they’re calling for loved up couples everywhere to share their proposal stories, in a bid to find the most romantic proposal in the UK. In the run up to Valentine’s Day, Swizzels produces a massive 750 million Love Hearts.


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Your Wedding On TV | 15th December 2015


Renegade Pictures (the makers of Don’t Tell the Bride) are looking for couples who are getting married between March 2016 and May 2016 for a brand new TV programme.

They are currently casting for brides, grooms and their extended families, who would like to have their special day expertly captured and their happy occasion shared in the ultimate wedding video – making their big day even more remarkable.


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Choosing the perfect wedding gift for the Bride & Groom | 19th November 2015

Choosing the perfect wedding gift for friends or family can be a daunting process. Kate Mooney, Founder and CEO of, offers some tips and advice for choosing the perfect gift that the happy couple will cherish for years to come.

From beautiful throws to unique champagne flutes, has an array of gifts perfect for any bride and groom.


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Brits are adverse to printed displays of affection | 18th November 2015

It’s no secret that Brits get a bad rap for romantic gestures in comparison to our European peers, but new research suggests that this is more extreme than ever as we’re averse to ‘printed displays of affection’ (PDAs) too!

There’s no doubt that Britain is a snap happy nation. Thanks to smartphones, we are able to capture every memorable moment with ease – posting to social media and sharing with friends and family. But as we take more photos than ever before, only the very best make the cut to be displayed around the house, and astonishingly, just under one out of every seven pictures printed is of us with our better halves. In addition, Sticky9’s research found that we’re over three times as likely to print out pictures of our family and friends (54%) – making up over half of all photos printed, than snaps of us coupled up (15%).

Sticky9 is calling for couples across the country to buck the trend, embrace the printed display of affection and celebrate their relationship, printing out their favourite memory from summer 2015!


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Firecracker Films | 22nd September 2015

Are you considering a wedding, renewing your vows or a blessing in Gretna Green?
Firecracker Films for Channel 4 are making a new Television Series about world famous Gretna Green – and we are looking for couples to take part…

Whether your wedding is big or small, fun or personal, planned or last minute we would love to hear from you! Have you got an interesting wedding story to tell? Do you have any unique plans for your big

Tel: 07519 743928


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Real Life Weddings – Tammy & Tom | 5th September 2015

My little girl Tienna and I moved into Tom’s flat and then just before Christmas 2008 we moved into a house of our own. Tom lost his job shortly after so money was tight and times were hard. Despite this, we were very happy and over the moon when our second little girl, Ziani was born in June 2010.

Tom managed to get a job with a maintenance team, doing very well and securing several qualifications, even being promoted to supervisor. During this time I completed a nail technician course in Manchester. It was a turnaround in fortunes and things were on the up. Life was good. Tom saved hard and on Valentine’s Day 2011, I came home to find a teddy bear holding a red envelope. This contained a love letter and a ring. Tom had also booked a holiday for the four of us in May 2011 to Lanzarote. It was during this holiday that Tom first became ill. The pain he had been experiencing in his neck and jaw became quite severe. Tom just took pain killers and got on with it. On returning home, back at work Tom was struggling with weakness in his limbs, dizziness and nose bleeds. His boss was quite concerned and together they looked up the symptoms on the internet. What they found was really worrying. Tom had previously been to see his doctor, who had told him it was just an infection and prescribed antibiotics. Tom’s boss was not happy with this and decided to take Tom to the hospital himself. In August 2011 Tom had blood tests and a biopsy.



Ask the experts – music wedding videos |

Many people are still under the misconception that wedding videos are on for far too long and are filmed by your uncle on a shaky camcorder. This is definitely not the case these days with the superb technology and creative people within the wedding industry.
Your wedding day can now be filmed more or less whichever way and style you want, containing whichever content. For example, we turn the whole day in to a music video with a duration of 5-6 mins that you can pop on facebook and Youtube. If that is too short for you, you could get it filmed in super 8mm, recreating a vintage look compliments your wedding style. If your main concern is having a videographer there all day and getting in the way, then why not hire the cameras and shoot it yourself? There are companies out there that will edit it for you. This is particularly good for getting the real person in front of the camera if it is a friend or family member behind it.


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