Showing posts from January, 2018

Bermuda's Gay Marriage U-Turn to be Debated by British Politicians

British politicians will debate Bermuda’s same-sex marriage U-turn today.
Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory (BOT) in the North Atlantic with a population of around 64,000 people, initially legalised gay marriage in May 2017.Six months later, it became the first place in the world to reverse the decision replacing gay weddings with ‘domestic partnerships’.
British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, are self-governing but remain under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom with the Queen as Head of State. Before 
a bill becomes law it is signed by the island’s Governor on behalf of the British monarch. 
Ordinarily, this is a formality. 

Bermuda’s current British Governor, John Rankin, however, has yet to sign the Domestic Partnerships bill into law because doing so will effectively ban gay marriage. 
It puts the British Government in a difficult position.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2015.
Over half of all BOT have legalised same-sex marriage. P…

Jimmy's Farm in Suffolk is Now a Licensed Wedding Venue

Jimmy's Farm in Suffolk is Now a Licensed Wedding Venue

You can now book your wedding at Jimmy’s farm in Suffolk, and we think you’ll agree that it's a fantastic venue. This is your chance for a rustic, country ceremony and reception that looks lifted directly straight from your favourite rural-chic Pinterest board.
Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round. Against the beautiful backdrop of an old-fashioned working farm, there are photo opportunities aplenty as guests can wander through ancient woodland, explore the farm, walk with nature and enjoy incredible food straight from the farm itself.

The restaurant has been lovingly restored and offers an airy, contemporary feel whilst maintaining rustic beauty and charm and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a sit-down meal or a maximum of 150 guests for a more relaxed option.

Jimmy’s Farm has an excellent reputation for rare breed, British p…

‘Juvenile’ understandings of the Bible ‘endangering LGBT mental health’

Many in the gay community, whether Christian or otherwise, would agree that literal interpretations of the bible have causedconsiderable mental anguish to LGBT mental health.  Rev Canon Steve Chalke makes an interesting case and one, from an outside perspective, does appear to be more in keeping with the tradition of Jesus as being a force for compassion, tolerance and kindness.
Rev. Canon Steve Chalke is leader of Oasis and offers his view on the future responsibility of the Christian faith to ‘right past wrongs by becoming ‘radical centre of inclusion’.  
Whether your a Christian or not and whether you agree with the video or not, it’s an interesting take on what is always going to be a highly contentious issue.  

‘Juvenile’ understandings of the Bible ‘endangering LGBT mental health’ says leading UK Christian in hard-hitting video

Churches have responsibility to right past wrongs by becoming ‘radical centres of inclusion’
Irresponsible church leaders, who encourage a literal and juv…

Ashridge House is Hosting a Wedding Showcase on Sunday 25th February 2018

Ashridge House is Hosting a Wedding Showcase on Sunday 25th February 2018

Are you looking for a wedding venue in Hertfordshire?
Don’t miss Ashridge House’s wedding showcase on Sunday 25th February 2018 between 10am and 3pm.
Ashridge House is a superb Grade I listed building set in 190 acres and surrounded by National Trust Woodland, and when you visit don't forget to walk up the sweeping staircase in the main hall as it's a popular romantic spot for ceremonies
To see Ashridge House is to fall in love with it, and we’re sure there'll be no end of people lining up to book after viewing this wonderful venue, so make sure the wedding showcase is in your diary. 
Don’t forget, either, that there’s currently £20 off per person for January, February or March 2019 weddings.
Find out more about Ashridge House on their PinkWedding Days page or visit their website. 

Ashridge House is just of many LGBT-friendly UK wedding venues listed on our main website. Search for your dream ceremony or re…



Mumsie is the word but if you're sick at the thought of having a same-oldsame-sex wedding reception then we've got some exciting news to share with you:  North London venue, The Depot, is offering the world’s first Crystal Maze style wedding reception.
It sounds EPIC.
What a fantastic opportunity: throw out the wedding reception rule book and give your guests an immersive theatre experience.
Who’s going to be worrying about matching seat covers, table plans and centrepieces when crystals are at stake?

If you're looking for a London wedding venue with a difference then don't miss the pop-up wedding fair held at The Depot on February 4th between 12 and 7pm. 

For starters it's FREE, and you'll get to see what all the excitement is about. 

Follow this link to register for your ticket as numbers are limited.

"North London venue, The Depot is excited to announce the launch of their part…

Ashridge House is Offering £20 off per person for Early 2019 Weddings

Ashridge House in Hertfordshire is a beautiful Grade I listed wedding venue currently offering £20 off per person for weddings in January, February and March 2019.
Ashridge House is one we’re always excited to include on the blog, and one of our favourite features is its gorgeous ceremony spaces: the stunning sweeping staircase in the main hall and the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens.
To access their special offer quote EARLY2019OFFER when enquiring.

If you’d like to find out more about this stunning wedding venue, then you can visit their website
Looking for other wedding venues in London and the South-East? The Pink Wedding Days directory lists LGBT-friendly venues and service providers across the UK

Askham Hall is Hosting a Wedding Fair on Sunday February 18th

Askham Hall is a superb LGBT-friendly wedding venue.
And it’s not hard to see why: It’s Grade I listedIt has 18 luxurious bedroomsAnd a spaAnd it’s set in 40 acres of beautiful gardens.

But you don’t have to take our word for it because Askham Hall is hosting a wedding fair next month.  Its experienced wedding team would love to meet you and your partner to discuss your vision for your big day, and with the current offers and packages available, it’s easy to say ‘I do’ to this venue. 

Are you getting married at Askham Hall in 2018/19?

We’d love to hear your thoughts and plans or have you been married at this gorgeous venue (we’re so jealous), drop us a message on our Twitter or Facebookpages, and tell us all about it. 

Wedding Fair or Wedding Fayre: Which is it?

Fair or fayre? We got busted by a simple Google search. 
And we owe you an apology.
After writing hundreds of posts promotingwedding open days, showcases and exhibitions, we assumed that we had wedding terminology down-pat.

It turns out that we didn’t.

All’s Fair or Fayre in Love (and Wedding Planning)

According to The Cambridge Dictionary, Fayre is: “an old-fashioned spelling of fair, used to talk about a traditional public event where goods are bought and sold and where there is entertainment: a country fayre”Uh-oh.
We went back through some of our posts to double check what we've been using and...
How to Survive a Wedding Fayre 

Hadley Park is Hosting a Wedding Fayre
And these weren't the only ones. 

In fact, every single wedding event we’ve advertised (aside from those specifically marketed as open days) has been described as a fayre.
Okay, we thought, let’s get a second opinion.  

The Oxford English Dictionary said:

Fare is a “pseudo-archaic spelling of fair and fare”
Archaic as in ol…

Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Beech Hill Hotel in Cumbria

Cumbria is the third largest county in England and is home to some superb wedding venues.
And we should know because we list a number of them on the Pink Wedding Days website. 
One of our favourites is The Beech Hill Hotel and Spa.

Sitting on the shore of Lake Windermere, The Beech Hill Hotel offers weddings that can be tailored entirely to your requirements.
You’ll benefit from the services of a wedding coordinator who’ll help you throughout the planning process. If you’d like a more hands-off approach, then The Beech Hill Hotel and Spa wedding team can handle everything from flowers to the wedding cake, music and much more.
There’s an AA-award winning restaurant on site, too, that uses locally sourced ingredients, so your tastebuds are in good hands.
If you’re in the mood for some pampering, then there’s always the Lake View spa which has excellent facilities.

Here’s what The Beech Hill Hotel has to say in their own words:
Choose the Beech Hill Hotel as the venue for your dream wedding d…