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With some of the world’s best spa accolades under its belt, Wersha Bharadwa head’s to Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire and discovers a super serious health and relaxation retreat you’ll find hard to leave, whether you’re seeking luxury and romance or somewhere for an upmarket hen do… Ragdale Hall The glorious countryside setting and listed building
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Now that no at-home proposal would be complete without the perfect song to propose to, we round up the best proposal songs.  Lockdown has put a lot of things on hold, but your proposal doesn’t have to be one of them. For the couples that are currently enjoying the longest staycation ever, make the most
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Looking for both unbeatable adventure and romance? Check into five-star Tau Game Lodge in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve says Wersha Bharadwa.  I’ve been waiting to visit South Africa for years. And as no trip to the country is complete without venturing on safari, I make like Michelle Obama who visited in 2011 and head
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The Black Friday wedding deals you need to know about to get more for your money ahead of your big day. We don’t need to tell you that weddings are an expensive business. However, there are ways you can you can keep costs low and still have the big day you’ve always dreamed off. One
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Everything you need to know about the latest micro wedding trend and how to host your own. There’s been a great deal of speculation over what weddings after Covid-19 will look like, and the buzz-word on all the industry insiders’ lips? Micro wedding. Couples due to marry this summer have been through a lot in
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For a luxury safari honeymoon in South Africa, The Royal Madikwe has it all and more… There’s something so incredibly opulent about a safari honeymoon.Spending time up close and personal with nature’s most beautiful beasts feels positively other worldly. Madikwe Game Reserve is perfect for honeymooners seeking a safari experience with a little seclusion. Unlike
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Navy bridesmaid dresses are a popular choice amongst brides-to-be for good reason. One of those miracle colours, navy can offer both a chic and classic aesthetic to the bridal party. Plus, it seems to look great on everyone, doesn’t it? Image credit: alipaul.com If you’ve opted for a navy palette at your wedding, start by
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With the future of the wedding industry the subject of much discussion, and talk of us having to deal with coronavirus ‘well into 2021’ we explore what weddings after Covid-19 might look like in the long run. It’s no secret the wedding industry is one that’s been hit particularly hard by the global coronavirus pandemic.
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If there was ever a single place to get drunk on both love and wine, Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek is it, says Werhsa Bharadwa. credit: winetram.co.za Renowned as the gourmet capital of South Africa and home to only a few thousand people, Franschhoek is an hour’s drive from Cape Town making it the perfect stop
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Deciding what to wear to a wedding isn’t always easy, and while brides are our forté, we’re here to help wedding guests with our pick of the best wedding guest dresses and outfits. There’s just one rule to wedding guest fashion: never wear white to a wedding! Credit: Spirit & Grace Best wedding guest dresses
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From elegant candelabras to rustic vintage crates, there’s so many ideas to choose from. Transform your venue with these 25 show-stopping wedding decoration ideas, whether you choose a blank canvas, characterful conversion or a stately home! jessicaraphaelphotography.com 25 Show-Stopping Wedding Decoration Ideas To Style Your Venue 1. Fairytale chandeliers What better way to illuminate a golden, Somerset stone barn
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If you’re looking for a dramatic setting for your wedding venue, then look no further than The Atlantic Hotel, says Richard Webber. On Jersey’s spectacular southwest coast, the Art Deco-styled Atlantic Hotel sits amid six acres of beautiful grounds, overlooking the golden sands of St Ouen’s Bay and the ocean rollers. This attractive hotel, a
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Whether you’re choosing your own engagement ring or looking for inspiration for the perfect piece to match your heartfelt proposal, we shine a light on the biggest engagement ring trends for 2021. Just as wedding dress trends ebb and flow with the fashion movements of the moment, jewellery styles come in and out of favour.
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With international travel still a bit, erm, up in the air, couples are keeping things local with a UK minimoon this summer. Here are some of the best minimoon destinations to visit. UK minimoons have a number of advantages; they’re less expensive than a full-blown honeymoon, will give you a bit of time out together
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Find your thrills island-hopping in The Bahamas. The romance of The Bahamas has long been appreciated, not so well known is the scope of high-octane adventures available for couples looking to spice up their honeymoon. A powerboat trip to The Exumas, one of the destinations archipelagos, presents a range of natural treats where meeting groups
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Wersha Bharadwa gets a dose of the quiet life in the idyllic Cotswolds with Cotswolds Hideaways. With international travel still off the cards for many of us here in the UK, we’ve been on the hunt for the perfect quarantine-free getaway. With long country walks at every turn and cosy nights in by the fire,
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In the latest royal wedding news, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi married in secret over the weekend after previously postponing their wedding. Credit: Benjamin Wheeler New Photographs from the Royal Wedding New photos have now been released of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi from inside their intimate wedding ceremony in Windsor over the
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The epitome of honeymoon luxury at Coconut Bay’s sleek and serene sister resort; Serenity at Coconut Bay. Serenity at Coconut Bay: pool area and The Greathouse restaurant Stepping out of the cab at Serenity at Coconut Bay (a swift 7-minute transfer from Hewanorra International Airport) and I may as well have beamed directly into a
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Fox 2000 Pictures; Regency Enterprises; New Regency; Firm Films; Dune Entertainment Do Brits still spend three-months-worth of wages on an engagement ring? It seems this ‘unwritten rule’ is becoming a thing of the past according to the new average cost of an engagement ring… Do you agree that an engagement ring should cost an average
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With opulent organza sleeves and lashings of lace, it’s all about romance and drama when it comes to winter wedding dresses. We’ve curated our favourite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2021 bridal collections to bring you the latest winter wedding dress trends and inspiration. Sun Sleeves, Halfpenny London Winter Wedding Dress Inspiration While the summer months
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Wersha Bharadwa discovers effortless romance in abundance at luxury boutique hotel The Cellars-Hohenort, in Cape Town. The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Grabbing South African romance and culture back at Liz McGrath’s legendary five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel is easy. There’s lots of Dutch colonial allure including leafy plazas, a white manor farmhouse with whirring fans and
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All of the best fancy dress ideas come in pairs, and now that spooky season is approaching we’ve scoured the internet for the best couples halloween costumes. The Best Couples Halloween Costumes Couples that Halloween together, stay together! That’s how the saying goes, right? Whether you’re just married, newly-engaged or still waiting for him to
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Who says you need to stick to tradition when it comes to your honeymoon? Times are changing and so are the top honeymoon trends. The Top Honeymoon Trends for 2020 We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; weddings are an expensive business. And its safe to say a large contributing factory is that
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