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Every love story is different, just as every proposal and wedding will be. At Red Velvet Bakery it is our pleasure to help bring to life the day you both dreamed of. From our initial consultation, cake tasting and design session, to delivery and set up at your chosen wedding venue, we will make sure that every detail is taken care of.
All you have to do it turn up looking fabulous and enjoy your first day of forever.
Honeymooning in your married name
If you are dreaming of jetting off to sandy shores with your sparkling new ring, spouse and matching passports...then this guide from NameSwitch will tell you how to make your dreams come true. Please do have a proper think about whether having matching passports straight away is really that important to you because, trust us when we say, it's not an easy thing to pull off! With recent changes to how processes work, effects of the Pandemic, and added complications like not being handed your marriage certificate on your wedding day, or needing the name on your NHS records to be the same as the one on your passport, an already stressful undertaking just got even more nail-biting! Now it's not mission impossible, but you do need 3 key things to be aligned (and nerves of steel) if this is going to work...
Posted: 2 January 2023
Outdated wedding laws need to change
In an article earlier this year there was discussion and praise aimed towards the Government's plans to allow outdoor weddings to be made permanent. The article also highlighted the eagerly awaited Law Commission report into marriage laws, which was due to be published in July. Now it has been published and we have had some time for the dust to settle, Kate Van Rol, Barrister at 4PB has looked into these recommendations, "Are wedding laws at present 'confusing, outdated and restrictive' as the Commission suggest, or would the implementation of their suggestions trivialise weddings and commercialise the ceremony?". Kate continues...
Posted: 14 December 2022
Discover Kilworth House in Leicestershire
Set in 38 acres of rolling parkland, Kilworth House is an elegant venue located in the heart of rural Leicestershire. With breathtaking views, expansive grounds, fi ne dining, luxurious accommodation and an outdoor theatre, what's not to love about this property? The hotel lies at the end of an inviting tree-lined approach that leads guests through the tranquil grounds to the well-maintained lawns and south-facing façade. Guests will love exploring the parklands and woodland areas, which create gorgeous backdrops to images. Exchange vows with 130 guests in the fully-restored Victorian Orangery, which features glorious rural views and vibrant natural lighting. After the vows, couples can enjoy drinks receptions on the terrace before returning to the Orangery for wedding breakfasts.
Posted: 13 December 2022
Sanders Menswear is under new ownership
Following the retirement of Robert Sanders in March 2022, Helen Kirk is very excited to be the first non-family member to carry the Sanders family business into new premises and ownership. After working with Sanders Menswear 90-yearold family business since 2002, she's pleased to confirm that they're continuing as agents of Peter Posh and are now bringing in an even wider selection into the store to view and try on. The team will continue offering Cameron Ross for their highland wear as well as making their formal hire range available to clients for the first time.
Posted: 17 November 2022
StemGem Events helps couples create the perfect outdoor weddings
StemGem Events is a family-run business that specialises in bespoke outdoor events with a twist. During Summer 2022, the team will be offering some amazing offers to help couples create their dream wedding. The company's canvas pole tents are handmade locally and can transform any outdoor space while providing the perfect shelter for either daytime or evening occasions. The team can turn any location into an ideal venue for weddings, parties or corporate events. The company not only offers tents, but an outdoor dancefloor, stage rigging, tables, chairs and lights. As well as this, the team works alongside other companies to offer food, entertainment and DJ services to provided the complete package for all occasions.
Posted: 27 October 2022
What's that? Even MORE wedspiration from CWM!
Here at CMW HQ we're literally never satisfied when it comes to providing our readers with enough wedspiration. Because, really, what is enough? We'd go on forever if we could. So, with that in mind, we've created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, just for you. Find tons of big-day ideas from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings - after all, if we're honest, who doesn't love being a bit nosey! And we haven't stopped there, as you'll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks.
Posted: 5 November 2021
When Mark Lee from Mark Lee Photography set up this shoot at Cheshire's Park Manor, he wanted to seek out like minded suppliers to collaborate on creating stunning inclusive images; and what better showcase this gorgeous shoot than Pride Month! Mark says, "For months I've been coming across posts on Facebook on issues from the LGBTQ+ community over double standards within the wedding industry. Some finding that they were being charged more or that some suppliers just wouldn't work with a same sex couple. Then a supplier wanted to know how to create a logo for same sex supplier so not to offend. And another supplier unsure how to word his contract... this got me thinking. Why is this so difficult? Why does there need to be an issue regardless of who you are and who you want to marry? The law has changed so why are people still living in the dark ages? It's time to accept everyone."
Posted: 11 June 2021
Check out this sophisticated and elegant shoot at Hackthorn Estate
Situated in Lincoln, Hackthorn Hall provided the perfect setting for this elegant shoot which featured a soft, romantic colour palette with blush, apricot, cream, white and gold hues. The day demonstrates to couples how luxurious weddings could be created for 15 guests to fit COVID-19 restrictions.Shoot coordinator Ruby Adds at Love Birds, Wedding & Events carefully selected local suppliers to take part based on their high- standard of work, creativity and passion – all important aspects when picking a dream team. Ruby says, "Once I had my chosen suppliers onboard, I set out to find the perfect venue for the shoot and discovered the stunning Hackthorn Hall. I instantly knew it was the perfect location, even though it meant risking the British weather in October for an outdoor shoot – I knew it would be worth it!"
Posted: 8 June 2021