Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Samia browsing the gowns at the Tatton Bride wedding fair. Photo by Ian Southerin,

Wedding fever is gripping Cheshire-based Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie, writes Amanda Griffiths

The catwalk show

Thousands of brides, grooms, their friends and families attended Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park to get a head-start on their wedding planning.

Anita Booth & Alexander Morrissey wedding

Anita and Alex had not one... but two Gary Barlows singing for the greatest day of their lives. And one of them turned out to be the real thing

Combermere Abbey library

The doors will open this month on the newly-restored Combermere Abbey. Words by Paul Mackenzie

Karl Hayward with his fiancee, Kirsty Hadley, after Karl proposed to Kirsty by a message over the tannoy at a Norwich City and Chelsea football match. Picture: Denise Bradley

February 29th is the day when, according to tradition, women can pop the question to their significant other. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of five of the most unusual wedding proposals in Norfolk.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ed and Emma Palmer


Ed Palmer and Emma Kightly were married at March registry office followed by a blessing at St Peter’s Church.

Dont forget to pick up todays paper your 24-page EDP Wedding Guide. Photo by Matt Brasnett

Here are our top ten trends to help keep things fresh and fun when planning a wedding.

Are you getting married in North Devon?

The Wedding Factor magazine is on the lookout for couples who have got married in North Devon to feature in the next issue.

Wedding dreams at Exeter’s Westpoint

Monday, October 5, 2015
Wedding dress catwalk at The Bride Show at Westpoint.

If you’re looking for inspiration to find ‘the one’ when it comes to your wedding dress, then don’t miss the spectacular catwalk show at Bride: The Wedding Show at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena on Saturday, October 10 and 11.

Autumn/winter wedding fairs

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Jenny Packham Harlow dress, as above; Pearl beaded headband £150, Lisa Jayne Millinery (Photo: Owen Harvey / )

Diaries at the ready! There’s plenty of Hertfordshire wedding shows coming up this season

DATE OF WEDDING: 15-07-2015
GROOM: James Christopher Stannard
OF: Bulwer Road, Ipswich
BRIDE: Aimee Jane Louise Reid
OF: Bulwer Road, Ipswich

There have been lots of other lovely weddings in Suffolk and north Essex recently.

Lauren Bestow and James Mason

On September 2, 2015, a bride-to-be decided to break with tradition.

Instow wedding blessing

Barnstaple couple say ‘I do’ on Instow beach in memory of bride’s brother who drowned there.

Bypass needed for Congresbury?

Monday, August 24, 2015
Congresbury High Street.

A letter asking for a bypass around Congresbury has been sent to North Somerset Council.

Katrina and Craig Wiggins tie the knot at the Prince's Theatre - photo Tracey Hill

Wedding venues are steadily becoming more and more unusual. Medieval castles, football pitches, shopping aisles and in mid-air while bungee jumping are now familiar settings for tying the knot.

Newlyweds Atholl and Debbie Banham at the Starting Handle Club summer show in Marsham. Picture: SOPHIE WYLLIE

Most brides and grooms would not imagine spending their special day at a vintage agricultural vehicle show.

Amy and Will Grant's Hobbit-inspired wedding in Woolacombe. Pictures: Elina Kansikas

A couple from Woolacombe turned their back garden into The Shire as guests donned full fancy dress for Lord of the Rings-inspired wedding.

Roy & Pauline Franklin celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary

A couple who first met taking piano lessons in Colney Heath celebrated their 60th year of marriage last week.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Lucy Philps-Tate and Nick Ray wedding

The marriage took place at St Mary’s Church, Knebworth Park between Nick Ray, the only son of Liz and Chris Ray of Haddenham and Lucy Philps-Tate, the only daughter of Viv and Duncan Philps of Knebworth.

Prizes for the most memorable entries include an overnight stay, golf lesson, spa day and afternoon tea vouchers for QHotels.

Crafting the perfect wedding speech is no easy task - as any best man will tell you.

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Weddings Features

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Plan for children at weddings

A particular group of guests who are always there and seldom specifically catered for are the children. For some reason they are all too often overlooked - unless they are among the bride’s attendants and yet, even the youngest can make or mar the occasion. It is well worth therefore, considering how they should be cared for, looked after and catered for, in order that their parents may enjoy the event, and the rest of the guests not suffer.

Men at the wedding

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Groom with groomsmen

Weddings tend to centre on the arrangements and activities of the bride, her mother and the bridesmaids who are all very important players in the ‘production’. There are however men at the celebration too. Indeed without the groom there can be no wedding, but the bride’s father, best man and ushers should not be overlooked because they too have important parts to play.

Wedding Guest Lists

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wedding Guests. PIcture: Matt Fryer Photography

Guests come into categories - those invited by the respective parents, special friends of the bride and the groom and, often overlooked, partners of named guests.

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