Delicious Grazing Stations at The George in Rye!

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Images by WOOKIE Photography.

It’s probably not ethical to have favourites… But I absolutely do and this venue is one of them!

Prominently positioned in the heart of the medieval town of Rye, East Sussex, and just five minutes from Camber Sands beach, The George is a Grade II listed 4-star hotel and wedding venue. Fusing old-world charm and heritage with contemporary luxuries and first-class dining, the property harmoniously blends old and new to create a welcoming atmosphere that oozes comfort and sophisticated style. I should know, I’ve stayed here!

The venue caters for intimate ceremonies as well as larger parties of up to 120 guests and promises exemplary service, stylish surroundings and the perfect party atmosphere.

Now it’s at this point I should insert some sort of warning… Don’t read this post if you’re feeling a tad peckish! The reason being this iconic hotel and wedding venue – which boasts George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman among its guest clientele – has announced the launch of its ‘Gourmet Grazing Stations.’ A collection of five interactive stalls that are an irresistible feast for the senses.

The grazing stations are available for all weddings at The George from July 2016 and we have a little taster (sorry) for you below…

Wedding Food Stations

Champagne & Oyster Bar

Served outside in the hotel’s idyllic courtyard, the Champagne & Oyster Bar is the perfect welcome for wedding guests and an ideal way to incorporate a touch of Rye’s coastal charm into the day. Fresh oysters are served on a bed of ice and washed down with a glass of Champagne. Price from £5.00 per person.

Doughnut Deli

Who doesn’t love a delicious doughnut..? A fabulously fun way to satisfy the sweet tooth of guests, the Doughnut Deli is a guaranteed conversation starter and can be used as interactive favours or part of the evening munchies. Price from £4.50 per person.

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New Lease of Life for Historic Family Estate!

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Image by Simon Burt Photography.

Launcells Barton, a family-owned, Grade II* listed manor house based in Launcells, near Bude in North Cornwall, has embarked on an ambitious new project to create one of Cornwall’s most sought after wedding venues.

With their first summer wedding just around the corner, current owners Matthew Stokes and Lara Gill have been working tirelessly to transform the house and are looking forward to completing the restoration of the Georgian Manor.

But, it doesn’t stop with the house as there’s still some rather exciting developments for the disused agricultural buildings. Once a working dairy farm, these spaces will be renovated to create a ceremony barn, licensed outdoor walled ceremony garden and guest accommodation.

The purpose-built events barn will accommodate up to 200 seated guests and up to an additional 150 evening guests, in a sophisticated and beautiful countryside setting.

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Lara explains; “We have spent a great deal of time and thought on the concept and design of all the spaces and locations available for weddings. For the new events barn, we wanted to keep the character of Launcells Barton and feel of our Georgian house apparent. We wanted to combine English country charm with a rustic farm feel, to create the perfect atmosphere for couples and their guests to relax throughout their special day. To achieve this we have, wherever possible, used reclaimed items from the farm, we even have an old mahogany organ which we are using as a drinks cabinet for the new bar…”

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A ‘Home Tour’ of Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire

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Images courtesy of Eynsham Hall.

Eynsham Hall is a decedant and imposing Jacobean manor from the outside; inside its mix of traditional and eclectic design lives by the motto ‘stately not stuffy’!

This Oxfordshire wedding venue is hosting an Open Day on Sunday 26th June and you can view all the event details here. So if you want to discover this stunning location then this is the perfect opportunity.

If you can’t quite wait until then, have a little explore below with today’s ‘Home Tour’…

Notes from Eynsham Hall

Eynsham Hall:

Eynsham Hall is one of Oxfordshire’s great country houses. In the early 1700s, wealthy local landowner, Willoughby Lacey, chose to enclose a huge section of his land to create the ultimate space in which to entertain guests and to pursue the popular outdoor sports of the day. Originally very typically Georgian, with Greek-style columns and an ostentatious interior Eynsham was re-built in 1908 by architect Sir Ernest George who specialised in Elizabethan-style buildings.

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Winter Weddings at Lusty Glaze Cornwall

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Images by Keith Riley Photography.

There’s something so romantic about a beach wedding… So raw, full of life and energy. If you were to ask me right now if this was my favourite style of wedding then I’d say yes in a heartbeat.

This might have something to do with my very recent adventure to a beautiful coastal town in Devon, but I also have a strong suspicion it’s because I’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with these shots from Keith Riley Photography for Lusty Glaze.

The secluded, horseshoe-shaped cove at Lusty Glaze beach provides the perfect setting for a romantic barefoot beach wedding in Cornwall. This privately owned cove is home to peace and tranquillity, where the Atlantic laps the shore and the pace of life becomes a little bit slower.

Simply stunning in summer it’s also rather cosy during the winter months…

Notes from Lusty Glaze

Lusty Glaze:

Fierce seas and stormy skies, watch Mother Nature’s show from the warmth and comfort of our sheltered cove. Our cosy bar and restaurant situated at the heart of the beach is the perfect haven to say your vows, in full view of the ocean. Raise a celebratory glass (or two!) as the waves crash against the sand, enjoy canapes out on our heated and enclosed decking alongside our specially created winter cocktails.

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning an Outdoor Wedding

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Images by Christopher Terry Photography.

If you’re considering an outdoor wedding or have started the hard task of planning an outdoor wedding, then this post is for you my friends! Jodie & Craig of Sami Tipi fame (a renowed tipi supplier based in and around the Midlands) have written a book all about this very topic!

This book, The Ultimate Guide to Planning an Outdoor Wedding, is jam-packed with tips and advice for couples designing an outdoor celebration and we have a copy to giveaway!

If however you want to get your mitts on this book ASAP (and who can blame you) then you can purchase the aforementioned read on Amazon here.

Over to Jodie & Craig for a little more info and their top 3 tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding!

Notes from Sami Tipi

Jodie & Craig:

Sami Tipi was born for us in Dubai, we saw the tipis at a sporting event whilst we lived out there and came away knowing we wanted to work with them. With plans already in place to return home after 5 years in the Middle East we set to task in creating Sami Tipi.

The tipis are such a beautiful alternative to a traditional marquee that weddings really choose us. Helping a couple plan their own bespoke space, transforming a blank field to a celebration space is such an honour to do, and it is great to be a part of that, hearing their ideas and then eventually seeing them come together.

Every wedding is unique, we spend anywhere between 6 months and 2 years getting to know a couple and help them bring to life everything that they have planned for their big day. It is great to see the wedding photos afterwards too to see all the details of the day and this is often a tell tale sign of how much of a party they had!

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