Showing posts from February, 2019

Gay Wedding Venues: The Vu in Bathgate, Scotland

If you’re looking at gay-friendly wedding venues in or around Bathgate in Scotland , then you HAVE to visit The Vu.  Situated comfortably between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Vu extends out onto the Ballencrief reservoir offering superb views across the water. The floor to ceiling windows in the Water Lily Suite gives a stunning view of the water and can accommodate up to 150 guests.  The Oasis Suite has similarly spectacular views and can hold up to 200 guests.  Couples can spend their first night in a Canadian log cabin in a romantic in this picturesque surrounding. ** In May 2019, there’s an ideal opportunity to experience The Vu yourself by attending a wedding open evening on Thursday 23 rd May from 4pm until 8pm . ** We’d also encourage you to take a look at The Vu’s website as you’ll find all the up-to-date information on wedding packages.  We have to admit that the canapes and food menu sounds especially appealing – it certainly got our mouth’s water

LGBTQ Friendly Wedding Venues

Gay marriage has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2014 but it can still be difficult planning a same-sex wedding.  If you’re a lesbian phoning up to make an appointment for a viewing, then it may well still be assumed that your partner is male. Gay men could be directed to a bridal suite once the DJ has packed away, the guests have departed and the confetti swept up. Wedding magazines still fixate on the idea of women as the principal organisers of weddings with bridal trends dominating most of the articles, blog posts and advertisements offered to audiences.  It’s not always the case – especially with blogs – but take a look at the wedding shelf in your local high street newsagents as chances are it’s rather hetero-centric. We’ve always been big believers in the rights of the LGBTQ community to see themselves represented in the wedding industry.  It’s why Pink Wedding Days promote same-sex wedding venues , vendors and service providers from acros

Mrs and Mrs Wedding Ideas

England, Wales and Scotland legalised gay marriage in 2014 but the wedding industry is still rather heteronormative.  Finding Mrs and Mrs wedding ideas (as opposed to Mr and Mrs) aren’t always easy. Times are changing.  More and more blogs, magazines and websites are now accommodating same-sex weddings on their pages BUT there’s still a way to go before we can drop the same-sex prefix and just talk about weddings. Wedding planning is an exciting time.  Sure, there’s a lot to organise but there's lots  to explore, enjoy and experience, too.  The internet is your friend.  Whether you want a traditional and small ceremony or an insta-worthy  celebration there’s something for every woman, every budget and every aesthetic.  Our first port-of-call for anything wedding related is Etsy.  They have some superb handmade and vintage lesbian wedding décor that is sure to add a unique touch to your big day.  There’s plenty of opportunities to personalise items, t

A Valentine’s Date Idea Flowchart to Solve all Your Planning Problems

The lovely people at Elite Singles have made a handy flowchart to help you plan your ideal Valentine's date ... Valentine’s Day might be regarded as the most romantic day of the year but there’s no doubt that this romantic holiday comes with its fair share of pressure, especially when trying to nail the perfect Valentine’s Day ideas for date night.  For those who aren’t natural planners, it can feel like a mammoth task. And for those in a relationship with them, well, we resign ourselves to the least-wilted bouquet the gas station has to offer. For Valentine’s Day 2019, we at EliteSingles thought we’d take the hard part out of Valentine’s organisation so you can skip straight to the enjoy your partner's company — and compliments on your planning prowess. Using our years of relationship and dating know-how we’ve devised a simple way to concoct the perfect date night with our Valentine’s Date Night Decider flowchart. Perfect for banishing any romantic

Gay Wedding Show on March 3rd at the Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone

We were SO excited to hear that KC Wedding Shows are hosting their first ever Gay Wedding Show next month. Held at the Mercure Maidstone   Great Danes Hotel on Sunday, March 3 rd 2019 between 10am and 3pm and extending over three rooms, the event will showcase photographers, photo booths, DJs, travel planners, bridal and menswear, hen night and stag dos, cakes, florists, venue stylists, celebrants and Toastmasters.  There’ll also be a catwalk and a bar. This is a fantastic opportunity for same-sex couples in the Kent area to connect with LGBTQ-friendly vendors and service providers.  But you absolutely don’t have to be gay – heterosexual couples are very welcome to attend, too.  There’ll be something for everyone. Entry is free and there are free goody bags.  There’s also the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win afternoon tea for 2 at the Ritz in London. You’re welcome to pop along to the event on the day or pre-register for the Gay Wedding