PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend

PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend 2017

PapaKåta are the folks who specialise in hiring giant teepees and sperry tents, giving you the perfect space to create your own magical wedding. Pop along to the PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend on 14th – 15th October 2017 to enjoy a ‘festival like’ wedding event and see for yourself how amazing their teepees and tents are.

PapaKåta is using autumn inspiration to create breathless tablescapes and glamorous styling decor ideas. The open weekend is the perfect place to see the beautiful tents in all their glory and gain inspiration you for your own wedding or event.

PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend

The idyllic setting and natural surroundings of Escrick Park will once again be home to the Sperry Tent and Teepees for the autumn open weekend. It’s a stunning wedding venue just a stone’s throw from York City centre.

Suppliers and Highlights

During this event there will also be lots of wonderful suppliers to help you with every stage of your wedding planning. Michelle Kelly of Pocketful of Dreams is in charge of the design and styling, with floral inspiration courtesy of Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design and teepee florals by Hart Company.

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The National Wedding Show Catwalk

Win VIP Tickets to the Autumn 2017 National Wedding Shows

The National Wedding Show returns this autumn with everything you need to plan your perfect wedding day, all under one roof. In our latest competition we have two pairs of VIP tickets to give away for each of the show locations.

The autumn 2017 shows are set to be bigger and better than before, showcasing over 300 experts. You will find everything from stunning countryside venues to picturesque villas, award-winning photographers, wedding day cars, entertainment acts and much more.

The National Wedding Show Catwalk

One of the best parts of The National Wedding Show is the catwalk, where bridal designers showcase some of their new designs for the coming season (I can’t wait!). The much-loved catwalk shows will feature the latest trends in bridal wear, menswear, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride outfits. You will see looks from brands such as Maggie Sottero, David’s Bridal, Young’s Hire, Rainbow Club, Ben Sherman and Allure Bridals. Plus, you will get inspiration for every aspect of your wedding day look with on-trend bridal hairstyle, make-up and accessory ideas.

New Areas

New for autumn 2017 is the Inspiration Lab. Here you will get the opportunity to get involved with a selection of workshops throughout the weekend to learn hints and tips for your big day. If you are thinking of adding a personal touch to your special day then look no further.

Girls having fun at The National Wedding Show

I am very excited about the Inspired Bakes Gallery. This area will showcase delectable wedding cakes from the region’s top cake makers, helping you choose the perfect wedding cake for your big day.

In Manchester you can visit the Floral Inspiration Lab. Here talented experts from top florist Joseph Massie will host free DIY workshops, teaching you skills to make some truly beautiful floral creations.

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Leez Priory in Essex

Leez Priory and Gosfield Hall Open Days, 10th September

Are you looking for a beautiful country retreat for your wedding? A venue filled with history for you to hold your own magical wedding? Country House Wedding Venues’ Leez Priory and Gosfield Hall in Essex are hosting wedding open days on Sunday 10th September 2017. This is the perfect opportunity to visit the venues, experience the glory and speak to the wedding teams. What’s more, they’re also both currently offering an amazing discounted package

Leez Priory

Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside.

Leez Priory in Essex

With a choice of seven licensed ceremony settings your day can really be personalised to you. The historic Great Tower, adjacent to the main house, provides an intimate setting inside or an imposing backdrop for an outdoor ceremony on sunny days. Within the main house the Great Hall is full of character and charm or the house itself could be the setting for your ceremony. Whatever your taste or theme, Leez Priory can offer the location to make your dreams come true as you say “I do”.

To book an appointment at Leez Priory call 01245 362 555 or email [email protected].

Gosfield Hall

A former royal residence nestled in a village location among the beautiful Essex countryside, Gosfield Hall stands proud, overlooking the sparkling Gosfield Lake and nearby Gosfield Golf Course.

Gosfield Hall in Essex

The Queen Charlotte’s Oak panelled gallery, with its 120ft long aisle, is perfect for wedding ceremonies, and the newly licensed carriageway is a gorgeous location for outdoor ceremonies on sunny days.

23 beautiful bedroom suites, offered to you exclusively for your wedding night, provide the perfect end to your day at Gosfield Hall. The Lady’s Chambers Cottage is available to the bride and bridesmaids the night before the wedding so they can awaken revived and refreshed ready for their morning preparations and pampering.

To book your appointment at Gosfield Hall please call 01787 472 914 or email [email protected].

Special Offers

All remaining dates until 28th February 2018 at Leez Priory and Gosfield Hall are now available from just £5,500 for 60 guests. Plus, have an extra 40 evening only guests completely free of charge.

This fantastic offer includes:

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Brides the Show Autumn 2017 Dates

Win Tickets to Brides the Show Autumn 2017

This year’s Brides the Show event will take place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. We have two pairs of tickets for each day of the show to give away in our latest competition…

I love this time of year and start to get really excited about the upcoming autumn bridal shows. Brides the Show is my favourite autumn bridal event as it’s THE place to find new wedding trends and styles. I really can’t wait!

Brides the Show Autumn 2017 Dates

Brides the Show is the UK’s leading luxury bridal show, with three days of unrivalled wedding planning inspiration. The autumn show is their sixth, and will be bigger and better than before, with over 150 luxury wedding suppliers showcase their services and products. Everything from wedding gown designers to florists, venues, photographers, stationery, food and drink, cakes, travel and jewellery.

Brides the Show Catwalk

There are many features of Brides the Show, with the catwalk one of the highlights. This season the catwalk theme is ‘Paris In Love’. Featuring the latest gowns from the best international designers, the show will take you on an evocative journey through the changing four seasons of a Parisian jardin.


Two brilliant areas at the show are the hen party zone and the wine tasting area (I’ll see you there). The dedicated hen party zone will have experts Cluck on-hand advising and offering master classes on hen activities, and the wine tasting workshops will be at The Sommeliers’ Table, in association with wine experts Corney and Barrow.

The Imagination Room at Brides the Show

During the show you’ll have access to top wedding planners, as well as the entire Brides magazine team who can help guide ticket-holders through every aspect of wedding organisation.

How to Enter

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to Brides the Show simply complete the form below, selecting which day you would like to win tickets for…

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Zankyou Wedding Decoration Box

Win a Zankyou Wedding Decoration Box from Cheerz

The Wedding Community has teamed up with Cheerz to offer you the chance to win a Zankyou wedding decoration box with up to 100 printed pictures, worth £35.

Cheerz has joined forces with Zankyou to create an innovative Wedding Decoration Box. Surpassing the traditional wedding photo album, the box contains everything you need to personalise your wedding with photo decorations.

Zankyou Wedding Decoration Box

This wedding decoration box is a cute way of displaying fabulous pictures around your wedding venue. They could be pictures of you throughout your journey together so far, pictures of you on holiday together, or even pictures of you growing up. Whatever you choose, use the decoration box to string them around your wedding venue for your guests see, or you could use some of them as your table numbers or names. The options are endless.

Polaroid Pictures Strung to Wooden Pallet

Just order up to 100 photos to print via the Cheerz website, and the pictures will be delivered in the wedding decoration box. The box comes with little decorations, string, loads of little wooden pegs, love magnets, a pretty notebook, silver pen and coloured washi tape to customise everything. There is also a DIY tutorial to inspire you.

Choose cute little square pictures with or without a boarder (different colour choices), or traditional Polaroid style with an area for you to write on under the picture.

Ideas for Using the Wedding Decoration Box

1. Decorate your wedding with your favourite memories. Guests can then retrace your love story and key moments.

Photos of couple on wedding table

2. Build a creative centrepiece using photos of some of your memories (school, university or work). A fun and playful way to decorate the table and get the conversation flowing.

3. Make a seating plan using photos of your guests. DIY tip: Use the little space below the Polaroid to leave a personalised message for your guests.

Polaroid pictures used as wedding place cards

4. Create an original guest book. Print photos chosen by each of your family and friends to liven up their message in the wedding guest book (using the masking tape and the silver pen).

5. A personalised gift from your guests. Thanks to the wedding box, you can receive 100 photos of your wedding in Polaroid format to relive every moment of your special day. You can also create DIY decorations to display each little moment in your home.

Framed picture memories

Find out more on the Cheerz website.

Discount Code

Don’t worry if you’re not our lucky winner, you can still get £5 off your very own Zankyou Wedding Decoration Box. Just use code 6UEARN at the checkout.

How to Enter

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