Monday, 26 September 2016

Wedding Fayres

Below are details of just a few of the forthcoming Wedding Fayres to be found on the County Bride website. (email and web links can be accessed from the County Bride site)

It is advisable to contact the Wedding Fayre organiser to confirm dates and times.

2nd October 2016
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
57-59 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AD
11am - 3pm
Wayne Smith 07723 347784

9th October 2016
Love That (Wiltshire) Wedding Show
City Hall Salisbury

Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7TU
11am - 3.30pm
Catherine 01722 330913

16th October 2016
Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Road, Bristol BS3 2EJ
11am - 2pm
Bridgette 07770 590308

23rd October 2016
Kingswood School
Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5RG
11am - 3.30pm
Ciaran 07548 645264

30th October 2016
Matara Centre
Kingscote Park, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8YA
11am - 3pm
Jane Kin 0203 189 1097

6th November 2016
Leigh Court
Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA
11am - 3pm
Jane Kin 0203 189 1097

13th November 2016
Bristol North The Grange
Northwoods, Winterbourne, Bristol BS36 1RP
11am - 3pm
Joanna Morgan 01454 771423

Visit the Wedding Fayres  pages of County Bride for a full list of regularly updated Fayres and Open Evenings. Also, find a complete list of wedding services for Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, SE Wales and Wiltshire including Chair Covers, Wedding Photographers, Marquee Hire, Hen & Stag, Wedding Cakes, Florists, Wedding Caterers, Wedding Venues, Wedding Receptions, Wedding Videos ...and many more.

Friday, 23 September 2016

The wedding dress - after the wedding

What happens to that beautiful wedding dress after the wedding?
Well, it's down to personal choice.
It can be put into storage - or, as we see below, it can be worn on different occasions.

Read some stories

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sunday Sept 18th Wedding Fayres

View a list of wedding fayres taking place this Sunday 18th September in the County Bride areas of Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Traditions & Customs - The Kiss

Traditions & Customs - The Kiss

In days gone by, prior to a handshake and written contract, a kiss was the couples way of publicly accepting the contract of marriage.

Monday, 29 August 2016

What a fun day!

Have you ever witnessed so much laughter at a wedding ceremony?
Watch here

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Open Day at Clearwell Castle

An 'Open Day' this Sunday 21st August at Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean gives an opportunity to view this beautiful Wedding Venue.
Opening times are from 12noon to 4pm.
Contact Emma Foster on 01594 832320.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Another way to tie the knot!

This couple in China tied the knot when dangling 590ft above the ground, while hanging from a glass bridge.
View here

Friday, 5 August 2016

Stewart Clarke Photography

Stewart Clarke Photography - Wedding and Portrait Photography capturing life's precious memories, with beautiful, timeless, creative images.
Visit the website

Friday, 29 July 2016

Themed Weddings

How Themed Weddings can be a Great Way to Tie The Knot

Traditional weddings are gradually becoming less and less common with each passing year. While some people would never settle for anything less than a church wedding, for others stately homes, golf clubs, beaches or anywhere that has licensing or function capabilities are becoming increasingly popular. Furthermore adding your own unique spin on your big day adds that personal touch that will make your day even more special as you embark on the rest of your life with your new spouse. So here are just a handful of theme ideas you might consider for your big day. 

Disney themed wedding

So you’ve finally found your Prince Charming, he popped the question and you’ve said yes. So what’s next? A Disney themed wedding of course. What better way to live out your dream of being a Princess and marry your Prince than to walk down the aisle wearing your own glass slippers? Well, they’re plastic, but close enough. You can have your Bridesmaids dress as your favourite Disney Princesses, with very accurately detailed dresses, Mickey Mouse cufflinks, Elsa earrings, have your cake decorated with the Beauty and the Beast rose. The possibilities are endless. Finally, when your big day is over there’s only one logical choice for a honeymoon, a Disney cruise.

Las Vegas themed wedding

A Las Vegas themed wedding offers plenty of ideas to put a twist on your big day that’ll keep your guests talking long after the big day is over. You can hire out a casino for your wedding reception and your guests can enjoy playingslots, poker, blackjack, roulette and many more. You could have playing cards for invitations or for seating places. You can have a wedding cake designed to look like a roulette wheel, personalised dice or poker chips as wedding favours, and you could even supply each guest with a chip towards the evening’s casino games. For that extra Vegas touch, why not consider an Elvis impersonator instead of DJ?

Cinema themed wedding 

If you and your spouse-to-be are big cinema buffs then maybe you’ve considered a cinema themed wedding. You could start by sending out save the date/initiations printed in the style of cinema tickets. You can carry this on and have ticket stubs on each table for where each guest will be sitting, maybe with a bag of popcorn on each seat as well. Instead of numbering each table, name them after your favourite films. Have a red carpet with paparazzi leading to the venue and you could have Mr & Mrs matching Directors chairs and if you’re really going all out, ask your guests to dress as their favourite movie characters. 

Make sure your wedding is all about you 

There really is no end to the unique possibilities you can consider for your wedding. Geeky weddings are becoming ever more popular with themes like Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lego Star Wars, Marvel and DC Superheroes or maybe you fancy Steampunk, Medieval, Vikings, Victorian. If you and your better half are big music fans you could consider a concert venue wedding, a rock n roll or a heavy metal theme. Gary Barlow’s been known to turn up and sing at fans weddings. Maybe you can get your favourite band or artist to sing at yours.
Whichever theme you choose, your wedding is bound to be a hit and one that you’ll look back on with happy memories for the rest of your life.

Chair Covers & Sashes

Chair Covers & Sashes can add beauty & elegance to the reception venue. They can transform a setting into something stunning.
See our 'Tips & Advice' page for help when sourcing suppliers:

Friday, 22 July 2016

Wedding Fayre Sunday 24th July 2016

Wedding Fayre at Ashton Gate Stadium - Bristol BS3 2EJ
Sunday 24th July 2016 - Times: 11am - 2pm
'Great offers for Brides attending'
Contact the organiser: 07770 590308
More details here

Friday, 15 July 2016

Traditions & Customs - Confetti

Extract from County Bride - Etiquette pages
Traditions & Customs: Confetti

- means 'confectionery' in Italian and relates to the sugar coated grains that were thrown over the newlyweds. The tradition of throwing confetti dates back to a pagan wedding ritual when the couple were showered with rice and grain to promote fertility, prosperity and continuity for the couple.
In recent times the rice and grains have been replaced by coloured paper or flower petals. A great modern alternative to confetti is the blowing of special non-stain wedding bubbles.

View the 'Etiquette' pages