Elmore Court is beautiful and on trend
One of the biggest trends for 2014 is a return to luxury, so we're talking rich, deep jewel colours - rubies, sapphires and deep velvety greens. Elmore Court. near Gloucester, personifies this trend perfectly - they refer to it as 'stately vintage glamour'. You can see from these photographs they are not wrong - the bridal suite is sumptuous and sexy, and the deep red of the hallway would be the perfect backdrop for those who want to embrace this trend. Elmore Court itself is one of England's historical family homes and is a 750 year old Grade II* listed building, owned by the Guise family. There are four stunning reception areas in the house, the main being the Hall, plus there is the newly-built
New wedding trend alert... do you dare pink??
As we all know, the first few months of each year are the most popular for marriage proposals and wedding planning (for those who proposed and accepted around Christmas - anther popular time!). We should know as we see a huge spike in enquiries at this time of year. But as wedding fever hits, what is the new aisle style? Author Lucy Tobin, who has just published a new book 'From Yes to I Do' reckons that coloured wedding dresses - and specifically pink dresses - are in! Fashion designer Vera Wang's Autumn 2014 collection was solely pink and designer Jenny Packham reckons that hand-painted silk gowns are racing out of the door. This doesn't surprise us, as white can be a hard colour to wear, especially for older brides. And
(And where to wear them..!)
Black wedding dresses are the latest trend in wedding world - Or at least certainly in celebrity wedding world - did you see Avril Lavigne wearing a stunning Vera Wang version when she married Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recently? Since 2011 there has been a growing interest in black wedding dresses and we think they look rather chic. If you're considering this very unique look then you'll need a very special venue - one that doesn't include bunting! We've got several recommendations that we think hit the spot! We definitely wanted glamour but possibly with a touch of either gothic or ethereal, so here are our choices for a black wedding dress wedding....
More popular than ever...
Did you know that the average cost of a UK wedding has now topped more than £18,500!! And a rate rise from the Church of England will see 40% added to the cost of church weddings from Janaury next year. Because of this, it seems that more and more couples are opting for destination weddings - in fact according to a recent study more than a third of couples have booked a wedding abroad this year. That means that 80,000 Brits will shun the UK in favour of a foreign wedding. We think we have some amazing UK venues here on the site but if you are tempted to take flight you might like to know that Italy is the most popular destination! We've got two