Weekly Wedding News 09/12/2016

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Real Weddings and Bridal Shoots

A Pennard House wedding, photographed by Martin Dabek Photography…

Bride and groom by tipis
© Martin Dabek Photography – A Pennard House wedding


A wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst, photographed by Jackson and Co. Photography…

Bride and groom in The Bell in Ticehurst
© Jackson and Co. Photography – A wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst


An Ashfield House wedding, photographed by Andrew Keher Photography…

Picture of bride and groom taken from under tree
© Andrew Keher Photography – An Ashfield House wedding


An Eltham Palace wedding, photographed by Miki Photography…

Bride and groom outside Eltham Palace at night
© Miki Photography – An Eltham Palace wedding


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Silhouette of bride and groom in room with orange and blue windows - Picture by Ruslan Myts Bride and groom kissing in London with people around them blurred - Picture by Robert Hooper Photography

Groomsman falling off space hopper - Picture by Martins Kikulis Wedding Photography Groomsmen with cigars - Picture by Matous Duchek

Bride in front of Eiffel Tower with tattoo of Eiffel Tower on back of her leg - Picture by Paula Boto of Visual PC Studio


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Top 5 Christmas Markets for a Hen Weekend

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Nothing gets us as excited as the festive season. Well, maybe several glasses of warming mulled wine. Last Night of Freedom has a vast selection of destinations that truly come alive at Christmas. So, if you’re planning celebrations in winter, here are their top Christmas markets to indulge in Yuletide cheer on your hen weekend.

Edinburgh Christmas Market, 18th November 2016 – 7th January 2017

Scotland’s life of the party, Edinburgh is one of our top hen party destinations.

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh is quaint, charming and full of character. The olde-worlde city is famous for beautiful attractions, iconic architecture and the hugely popular Christmas Market. Set along Princes Street Gardens, this Christmas market is brimming with festive creations and atmosphere.

Indulge in delicious, warming mulled wine, bratwurst, cheese, chutney, roasted chestnuts and much more. The stalls also boast artwork and hand-crafted seasonal gifts for those who have left their shopping a little late.

Add a cherry to the top of the boozy Christmas cake with a ride on the Big Wheel, or a skate around the mini ice rink.

Munich Christmas Market, November 25th – December 24th 2016

The Bavarian Capital gets into the party swing towards the end of the year, starting with Oktoberfest and going straight into the festive markets.

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market is the oldest in the city. However, there are 24 markets dotted around Munich that ensure the celebrations continue into the New Year. Dating all the way back to the 14th century and set in the Marienplatz square, this market is Santa’s Grotto.

Browse the delicate wooden stalls selling traditional, handmade gifts, nutcracker soldiers, music boxes and Bavarian Christmas ‘Pyramids’. Of course, there’s also festive food treats and that all-important mulled wine.

To give it the all-over Elf feel there’s even a Christmas band. They play from the balcony of the City Hall, alongside the 100ft Christmas tree decorated with over 2,500 candles.

London Christmas Market, November 18th 2016 – January 2nd 2017

Of course, we had to include Winter Wonderland. This attraction is one of the biggest in legendary London.

London Christmas Market

Rubbing shoulders alongside Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, Winter Wonderland takes place in the gorgeous Hyde Park. At just 10 years old it’s still a relative baby when it comes to Christmas Markets, but this is the best festive spirit fix in the whole of the UK.

Enjoy skating around the country’s largest open-air ice rink on your hen weekend. Then, prepare for an arctic adventure in the Magical Kingdom walk-through. If you fancy a show there’s the jaw-dropping circus shows, and world-class dancing at The Nutcracker on Ice. Finally, get sweeping views of London on the Big Wheel, and enjoy the mulled wine, bratwurst and seasonal food galore.

Hamburg Christmas Market, November 21st – December 23rd 2016

Renowned for nightlife, and packed full of seasonal cheer for all to hear (sorry…) in winter.

Hamburg Christmas Market

The Germans never fail when it comes to throwing a good old knees-up. The Christmas markets are no different. The finest and prettiest is in Hamburg‘s Town Hall Square.

It’s filled with crafts from all over the region. Handmade wooden toys, authentic gingerbread and, of course, the famous ‘printen’ cookies. There’s also a carousel where you can reminisce over your childhood and get dizzy after one too many glühwein (mulled wine).

But, we’ve not even touched on the best bit… Santa and his reindeer hover above the market. The Germans sure have great contacts.

Manchester Christmas Market, November 10th – December 20th 2016

Don your reindeer antlers and get into the festive spirit at one of the largest Christmas markets in the UK.

Manchester Christmas Market

For five magical weeks the busy streets of Manchester are transformed into the winding roads of the North Pole. There’s lots of international wines, mouthwatering food and live music thrown in for good measure. Also, festooned stalls and chalets at the Albert Square market boast gifts, toys, clothes and jewellery. Indulge and soak up the Mancunian Christmas atmosphere.

Guest post by Lauren Green of Last Night of Freedom

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A Noel Winter Wedding Shoot

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If you are planning a winter wedding then today’s Noel winter wedding shoot will get you feeling Christmassy! Perfectly captured by Mona Ali Photography, these festive ideas are beautiful.

Flower girls laughing

This Noel winter wedding shoot is so pretty and idyllic. Hot chocolate (topped with cream and marshmallows, of course), illuminated NOEL letters, mince pies, Christmas trees, log-slice place settings, winter floral bouquets and so much more.

Big thanks go to Mona for making us feel so Christmassy. Bring on the Christmas weddings!

A Magical Time of the Year

“Don’t you just love winter! So long as you’re wrapped up that is! It’s that magical time of year where Christmas is around the corner. The fires are lit, the candles are burning and hopefully you’re warming up with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine, and a cheeky mince pie or two.

Illuminated NOEL letters

Wedding dress hanging

Bridal shoes with glitter heel

Sheet music scroll

Scrolls and pine cones

Large illuminated star

Bench winter wedding decor

Mince pies

Rustic cart

Logs on rustic cart

“If you are having a winter or Christmas wedding then check out these gorgeous details and decorations. These pictures are from a winter wedding styled shoot I did up in beautiful Cotswold country with the fabulous team up at Aspire.”

Candles in candelabra

Floating candle in jar

Jars of candles on logs

Bottles of milk and biscuits

Candles in jars

Bowl of pine cones and apples

Hot chocolate drinks station

Winter wedding bouquet

Bride with fur shrug

Winter Wedding Sparkle

“These details will add a simple and personal touch to your winter wedding. Stunning winter bouquets, gorgeous, floaty wedding dresses, hair flowers, and lots of little details. Simple, creative ideas, and lots of candles, to add a bit of sparkle and a splash of colour.

Bride's shoes

Bride standing in doorway

Bride holding out winter wedding bouquet

Christmas tree lights

Winter wedding place setting

Winter wedding table display

Bride holding apple

Red apples in bride's hands

Bride looking down at winter wedding bouquet

Bride and flower girl holding hands and looking at each other

“I really enjoyed the day’s shoot, and my thanks go to all those involved. I hope these images inspire you for your winter wedding.”

Hat, gloves and LOVE cards pegged to clothes line

LOVE playing cards pegged to clothes line

Christmas wedding hairpiece

Bride's winter wedding bouquet

Bride looking over shoulder

Bride wearing fur jacket

Bride standing by tree with hanging lanterns

Bride between hanging tree lanterns

Bride standing by tree

Playing cards spelling Merry Christmas

Images © Mona Ali Photography

Shoot Organiser, Props and Decorations: Aspire

NOEL Letters: Typical Type

Floristry: Brackens of Bowness

Dresses: Models’ Own

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Vote for Your Favourite November 2016 Picture of the Day

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It’s now time to vote for your favourite Picture of the Day from November 2016. Please choose your favourite picture from all the November 2016 Pictures of the Day below, and vote using the poll at the bottom of this post. Only one vote is allowed per person (voting is monitored – any duplicate votes will be void) and voting will close at 12pm on Tuesday 13th December 2016. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 14th December 2016 on this blog.

Please make sure you use the poll to cast your vote. Any votes cast using the comments will not be counted, but feel free to comment as well as vote.

1. Mack Photo…

Bride and groom standing in middle of bridge - Picture by Mack Photo

2. Steph Newton Photography…

Bride holding bouquet in air as she walks past row of houses with groom - Picture by Steph Newton Photography

3. Devin Ainslie Photography…

Bride standing holding bouquet against white background - Picture by Devin Ainslie Photography

4. Frances Sales Photography…

Bride and groom kissing surrounded by guests with sparklers - Picture by Frances Sales Photography

5. Suzanne Li Photography…

Bride and bridesmaids holding balloons jumping on beach - Picture by Suzanne Li Photography

6. M & J Photography…

Bride and groom tender moment on dance floor - Picture by M and J Photography

7. Danna Geen Photography…

Bride and groom standing in a field looking into each others eyes - Picture by Danna Geen Photography

8. White Stag Wedding Photography…

Bride and groom kissing in the rain - Picture by White Stag Wedding Photography

9. Honeydew Moments…

Very happy older bride and groom smiling - Picture by Honeydew Moments

10. KGT Photos…

Bride and groom on bridge over river surrounded by trees - Picture by KGT Photos

11. Christine McNally Photography…

Bride standing on rocks of The Devil's Pulpit - Picture by Christine McNally Photography

12. Libra Photographic…

Bride and groom standing between two sports cars - Picture by Libra Photographic

13. Ragdoll Photography…

Picture of bride taken through window of camper van - Picture by Ragdoll Photography

14. Gemma Christine Photography…

Bride and groom touching heads against white background - Picture by Gemma Christine Photography

15. Chris Scott Photography…

Wedding party taking a selfie - Picture by Chris Scott Photography

16. Cristina Rossi Photography…

Bride and groom kissing next to train on platform - Picture by Cristina Rossi Photography

17. Karlie Rae Photography…

Bride and groom on bridge - Picture by Karlie Rae Photography

18. ELS Photography…

Bride twirling on grass with groom - Picture by ELS Photography

19. Neil Jackson Photographic…

Bride bouncing on space hopper - Picture by Neil Jackson Photographic

20. Graham Baker Photography…

Bride and groom in front of Guildhall, London - Picture by Graham Baker Photography

21. Peter Lane Photography…

Beautiful woman looking down - Picture by Peter Lane Photography

22. Clare Tam-Im Photography…

Bride and groom kissing under fairground ride - Picture by Clare Tam-Im Photography

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