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Wedding Venues in the South West of England

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Looking to get married in the South West of England?

Congratulations!  How lucky are you!? 

TheSouth West is a beautiful part of the country. It's where superb venues and stunning scenery meet. 
And we should know because we list SW venues in the Pink Wedding Days directory.
The South West includes Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. On top of that it is home to 4 world heritage sites: the City of Bath, Cornwall and Devon Mining Landscape, The Jurassic Coast, and Stonehenge and Avebury.




It’s the collective home of some of Britain’s best-known food and drink: Cream teas, cider, pasties and cheese.

It boasts two national parks (and a portion of the New Forest falls in its boundary, too). And it has the longest stretch of coastline in England.



The South West boasts seven mainland railways, a good connection to the West Midlands and London via motorways and several airports. 
But what about the venues?
The Best Western Cheltenham Regency Hotel has recently benefi…

Colourful confetti for your autumn wedding

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Do you love colour? 
Autumn is the perfect time for you to get married as you can take full advantage of the natural colours autumn has to offer.
Use the outdoors for beautiful photographs and wedding theme ideas. And, if you’re getting married this autumn, don’t forget the confetti for some additional colourful fun on your wedding day.
To help with choosing your autumnal confetti, Shropshire Petals share their top 5 colourful autumn mixes:



1. Moulin Rouge – this vivid brand-new confetti mix features burgundy cornflower petals and delicate ivory delphinium petals. Combined, they make a fantastic rich confetti mix that will add a colour pop to your confetti photos. Mixing burgundy with ivory really makes the colour stand out.



2. September mix of the month – each month, Shropshire Petals feature a different pick and mix of petals. September’s mix of the month encapsulates the season with ripe and bright colours from the end of the harvest. Combining blue, burgundy and pink, this mix is gr…

Guernsey Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law

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Guernsey passed a same-sex marriage law this week.
This is fantastic news for the resident LGBT community who have campaigned relentlessly for the right to marry.
It’s hoped that the first same-sex weddings could take place around mid-2017.
The result isn’t too surprising; Guernsey’s 2015 preliminary vote passed without much concern and a survey of residents that same year found that 90% were in favour of a new marriage law.
Guernsey is the last of the British Crown Dependencies to pass same-sex marriage. Neighbouring Jersey did so earlier this year, and, further afield, so too did the Isle of Man.
Crown dependencies are not part of the United Kingdom or Great Britain therefore, Guernsey was not required to follow England, Scotland and Wales for marriage equality in 2015.
Northern Ireland is now the only place in the British Isles yet to legalise same-sex marriage






Ashridge House Wedding Fayre: Saturday 29th October 2016

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29th October 2016 11am - 4pm Free entry Free parking

Ashridge House in Hertfordshire is an absolutely stunning venue. 

In fact, it has to be one of the most beautiful venues in the Pink Wedding Day’s directory.
Don't believe us? 

Take a look at their gallery.
Ashridge House is a Grade I listed venue with a history spanning 730 years. Nestled within 190 acres of National Trust Woodland, it has everything including a majestic sweeping staircase where many couples choose to exchange their vows. 
The location is perfect: the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and woodland is ideal for wedding photography, but Ashridge House remains easily accessible from the rest of the country, too.  





Berkhamstead, the nearest train station, is just 40 minutes from London Euston; It's just 90 minutes from Birmingham New Street by train. 
And this may be a country venue, but it’s just a 10-minute journey by car from the station with average taxi costs at around £10. So no matter where your guests are flying…

2016 Wedding Blog Awards: Please Vote for Us in the LGBT Catagory

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We’ve been shortlisted in the LGBT category of the Wedding Blog Awards 2016!

Vote here

We're absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted, and we'd be eternally grateful if you could take 2 minutes just to give us a quick vote.





Unfortunately, our blogger can’t attend the event in October (she’ll be in India at the time, so we’ll let her off...) but this is a MASSIVE achievement for us.

THANK YOU all for your continued support of the PWD blog.
*Mwah!* 

And love to you all.

8 genius ways to cut the cost of your wedding without sacrificing your dream day

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A recent survey has suggested that the average cost of a UK wedding is now £25,000*.

Ouch.

But don't assume that spending less means compromising a bigger vision. Fortunately, the lovely people at Money.co.uk are on hand to share their top tips for cutting the cost of your wedding without sacrificing your dream day. 

8 genius ways to cut the cost of your wedding without sacrificing your dream day

Having your dream wedding doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to celebrate without spending tens of thousands of pounds. Here are our top tips to get the wedding of your dreams without needing to re-mortgage your home.


1)Swap paper invites for your very own wedding website

Not only will you get your RSVP’s back quicker, you’ll save lots of money and time if you invite your guests via your own wedding website.

It’s easy to design and invite guests using your own site - there are plenty of free templates online. You can make your guests feel an essential part of your day b…

Autumn Weddings are Awesome

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Summer, remember that? 

*takes a look at the cold, wet September day outside* 

no, us either.

But if there’s one thing that makes the end of the good weather bearable, it’s knowing that autumn is coming.

And we love autumn.

Hard not too, right? The beautiful colour scape of auburn, oranges, russets and reds along the roadways, woods, forests and gardens make for a magical season

And one perfect to get married in, too. 

So, if you’re thinking of getting hitched as the leaves are turning and falling, then here are a few tips to get you started.





Take From Nature
Pinecones, acorns, pressed golden leaves and berries are all beautiful things that nature throws away. These are free decorations to give your autumn wedding a cosy, authentic feel that you'd spend hours replicating from Etsy or Pinterest.

Use them as centrepieces, table decorations or place decorations.  Incorporate them into headbands, dresses and corsages, too.






Use the Season in the Food 

Autumn is a time of hearty, warming foods a…