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If you are dreaming of jetting off to sandy shores with your sparkling new ring, spouse and matching passports...then this guide from NameSwitch will tell you how to make your dreams come true. Please do have a proper think about whether having matching passports straight away is really that important to you because, trust us when we say, it's not an easy thing to pull off! With recent changes to how processes work, effects of the Pandemic, and added complications like not being handed your marriage certificate on your wedding day, or needing the name on your NHS records to be the same as the one on your passport, an already stressful undertaking just got even more nail-biting! Now it's not mission impossible, but you do need 3 key things to be aligned (and nerves of steel) if this is going to work...
Posted: 2 January 2023
In an article earlier this year there was discussion and praise aimed towards the Government's plans to allow outdoor weddings to be made permanent. The article also highlighted the eagerly awaited Law Commission report into marriage laws, which was due to be published in July. Now it has been published and we have had some time for the dust to settle, Kate Van Rol, Barrister at 4PB has looked into these recommendations, "Are wedding laws at present 'confusing, outdated and restrictive' as the Commission suggest, or would the implementation of their suggestions trivialise weddings and commercialise the ceremony?". Kate continues...
Posted: 14 December 2022
Cheshire Pony Parties has created a new service to add to its repertoire: wedding ponies. Owner Amanda Keech tells us, "I was approached by a London-based wedding planner to provide a pony to carry the bubbly at a wedding hosted at a prestigious venue in Cheshire. It inspired me to put my 14 years of experience in delivering professionally organised, high end, engaging pony and unicorn parties with the wow factor, to create a new service for weddings."
The gorgeous wedding ponies will be available to cover Cheshire and occasionally, surrounding counties, carrying either champagne for the newlyweds, while you're having your photos taken and/or confetti for your guests to throw.
Posted: 8 September 2022
Here at CMW HQ we're literally never satisfied when it comes to providing our readers with enough wedspiration. Because, really, what is enough? We'd go on forever if we could. So, with that in mind, we've created our very own County Wedding Magazines YouTube channel, just for you. Find tons of big-day ideas from venue tours to dream dresses. Catch up on beauty reviews and how tos from our beauty editor and peek behind the scenes of styled shoots featured in our titles past and present. You can even be a fly on the wall at some real weddings - after all, if we're honest, who doesn't love being a bit nosey! And we haven't stopped there, as you'll also find local supplier interviews packed with tips and tricks.
Posted: 5 November 2021
Pets Country Manor is a luxury, five-star hotel for cats based in Tarbock Green, Merseyside. The venture is owned by Victoria and Craig who discovered the gap in the market for the care of small animals after failing to find anywhere to look after their guinea pigs while they were away on holiday. The pair look after around 100 cats on a daily basis and have been awarded the number one boarding establishment for cats in the UK at the Pet Industry Federation Awards.
Posted: 12 August 2021
When Mark Lee from Mark Lee Photography set up this shoot at Cheshire's Park Manor, he wanted to seek out like minded suppliers to collaborate on creating stunning inclusive images; and what better showcase this gorgeous shoot than Pride Month! Mark says, "For months I've been coming across posts on Facebook on issues from the LGBTQ+ community over double standards within the wedding industry. Some finding that they were being charged more or that some suppliers just wouldn't work with a same sex couple. Then a supplier wanted to know how to create a logo for same sex supplier so not to offend. And another supplier unsure how to word his contract... this got me thinking. Why is this so difficult? Why does there need to be an issue regardless of who you are and who you want to marry? The law has changed so why are people still living in the dark ages? It's time to accept everyone."
Posted: 11 June 2021
What seemed a normal training exercise for Emily Craven, and her fellow inshore lifeboat crew from New Brighton RNLI took a romantic twist when her partner of four years got down on one knee to ask: 'Will you marry me?'. Nervous Tom McGinn, waited until Emily had her back turned to pull out the ring and ask her the all-important question in front of their delighted crew mates. Tom said: 'I was terrified, in a good way. It was later that it really set in what had happened.
Posted: 20 May 2021
Whether alternative styling is your thing or not, there's plenty of wedspiration to be gathered from this incredible styled shoot. Created by Bliss Wedding Shows to showcase the fabulous fare you'll find in The Curious Place feature area at The North West Wedding Show (30th-31st January 2021), we love the creativity that oozes from each and every image. The area has been built for anyone looking for a non-traditional wedding and we're here for it! With the 2020s hailing an era of personality-filled weddings, this is an unabashed celebration of that. Plus, emerald green and gold – totally on trend!
Posted: 2 March 2021