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Top tips for an on-trend wedding

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The only constant in life is change. Seasons change, fashion evolves, and even the most traditional of societal conventions adapt and develop. With this in mind, Newbury Racecourse, which recently launched new wedding packages, set out to understand modern ideals regarding the age-old institution of marriage. By analysing results from a survey of over 2,000 Brits, the venue reveals which factors the British public see as bang on trend for the big day.

To have and to hold my beer
Nearly one-third of Brits see a free bar as the ultimate requirement for the big day. In fact, ‘an unlimited bar’ was the most popular answer when respondents were asked what their perfect wedding would consist of. Guests and newlyweds may kick themselves the morning after, but adequate drinks are top of the list for an on-trend wedding.

Flight of fancy
There was a period when fancy dress weddings were all the rage. Alice in Wonderland, Disney and even Shrek have all served as inspiration for wedding attire. But f…

LGBTQ Wedding Venue: Bartle Hall nr Preston

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Bartle Hall is a superb wedding venue set in the Lancashire countryside in 16 acres of landscaped gardens.  This family-run country period mansion offers 15 bedrooms and 4 ceremony spaces for couples to choose from.
Located in Bartle, near Preston, Bartle Hall has some gorgeous outside space: the patio and BBQ area shine under twinkling fairy lights and lanterns. There's even a private garden and a pagoda. Wedding photographers will have a field day at this venue; it’s hard to imagine anyone being able to take a bad picture of this gorgeous building and surroundings.
But the beauty isn’t all on the outside because there’s plenty to see inside: roaring fires, a staircase, wooden beams and rooms with a contemporary twist.
Bartle Hall is able to welcome up to 120 guests. Couples can choose between the Windsor Suite for up to 90 guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening and the larger Balmoral Suite accommodating 120 guests for the breakfast and 260 for the evening. In th…

An LGBTQ Wedding Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing

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There aren’t many wedding venues that can command views over the River Forth like the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing does.  Okay, so the name might be a little bit of a mouthful but you’ll be open-mouthed when you take a peek at this gorgeous hotel. 
If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Edinburgh, then this could easily be THE ONE.  With space for up to 140 guests at the wedding breakfast and up to 150 in the evening, This hotel allows you and your guests to celebrate in style.
The backdrop to your wedding photography will be absolutely stunning as the hotel commands excellent views of the River Forth and three bridges. 
We’d certainly encourage you to download the hotel’s wedding brochure as it not only contains all the pertinent information you might need but it also shows one of the superb views from the hotel: a view that you and your guest could enjoy throughout the day. 



The building has also benefitted from recent renovations.
All packages include a red car…

Rain on Your Wedding Day: 5 Tips to Keep You Smiling and Dry

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Alanis Morrissett thought it was ironic but for the rest of us it’s annoying, irritating and inevitable: rain on your wedding day(and presumably a free ride if you’ve already paid), is the one thing that almost all couples dread.
You can plan everything else but you can’t plan for blue skies on your big day. The UK weather gives no guarantees – not even in August.But you can use this to your advantage.  If rain during the summer months isn’t a surprise, then why assume that it won’t rain on your big day in June or November?  
Be prepared for it. 
It could be worse. Imagine planning your wedding in Aswan, Egypt, when there's only 0.0338 inches of rain each year only to wake up on the morning of the ceremony to a huge downpour.
Here are our 5tips for staying dry and happy even if it’s raining on your wedding day. 



You Can Stand Under my Umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh
Umbrellas are brilliant.  You can leave a bucket of them near exits and entrances or on the car park for guests to move around…