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Showcase at One Great George Street - Weddings Showcase at One Great George Street

The Edwardian venue will be holding a showcase on 21 September. Between 11.30am and 1pm, couples will enjoy food and entertainment while seeing what the venue, and its suppliers, can do. Click here to register.

Tower Bridge Walkways now licensed - Weddings Tower Bridge Walkways now licensed

Fancy getting married 42m above the Thames? Well, the Walkways – which connect the two towers – is now licensed for wedding ceremonies, and is able to hold 70 for the service and double for receptions.

Weekends offer at Stationers' Hall - Weddings Weekends offer at Stationers' Hall

Book your weekend wedding for this October and November, or for January to April 2015, and you’ll get £1,500 off venue hire. The livery hall, next to St Paul’s Cathedral, has 18th-century features and a courtyard.

Winter wedding dates in Westminster - Weddings Winter wedding dates in Westminster

Fancy a winter wedding? Well, Edwardian venue One Great George Street has three weekend dates left. Book your big day on 1 or 29 November or 13 December, and you’ll get a free stay at a nearby hotel.

Bride's guide: transport - Weddings Bride's guide: transport

Want to make it to the church on time? Don’t want your wedding party stuck trying to hail taxis? Dreaming of arriving in style? You’ll need our top tips for hitting the road

Bride's guide: choosing a gift list - Weddings Bride's guide: choosing a gift list

Wedding lists have evolved, both in what they include and how you can create one. We went online to see what’s changed

Bride's guide: catering - Weddings Bride's guide: catering

Finding and briefing a caterer can be easy as pie - just follow our step-by-step guide

Bride's guide: timeline - Weddings Bride's guide: timeline

It takes a day to get married, but a year to get your plans just right. Stay on track with our step-by-step checklist

Bride's guide: night-time weddings - Weddings Bride's guide: night-time weddings

The law restricting marriage ceremonies to between 8am and 6pm has been lifted. So we thought we’d give you 12 good reasons to marry at night. Fairy lights at the ready

Your weddings: paradise found - Weddings Your weddings: paradise found

Glastonbury was the inspiration for Matt and Charli’s tropical Cornwall wedding

Groom's style - fashion Q&A - Weddings Groom's style - fashion Q&A

Dan Rookwood, the US editor of mrporter.com, will help your gent avoid any fashion faux pas.

24 hours in east London - Weddings 24 hours in east London

Don’t go west. Head to the right side of town for the capital’s best warehouse wonders, hip hotels and urban cityscapes

Photo shoot: The princess bride - Weddings Photo shoot: The princess bride

Live out your own medieval fairytale with long draped sleeves, intricate headpieces and beautiful hooded capes. Add a castle, horse and knight in shining armour for the full Game of Thrones effect.

Wedding showcase at Roast - Weddings Wedding showcase at Roast

The Borough Market restaurant is holding a showcase on Tuesday 20 May from 5pm until 7pm. Guests can enjoy Champagne and canapes while seeing the venue as it would be set up for the big day. Email the venue to RSVP.

Open day at 10-11 Carlton Terrace - Weddings Open day at 10-11 Carlton Terrace

The Georgian venue will open its doors to brides on 1 March from 2-5pm. Guests will be given a tour of the venue, meet suppliers and have afternoon tea. To attend, email the venue.

Wedding showcase at BMA House - Weddings Wedding showcase at BMA House

The Grade II-listed venue will open its doors to over 120 bridal suppliers on 16 February from 11am-3pm. Wedding planners will also be on hand to offer tours of the venue and courtyard. To attend, email the venue.

The Wedding Industry Awards announces 2014 winners - Weddings The Wedding Industry Awards announces 2014 winners

From bridal accessory designers through to wedding photographers and stationers, The Wedding Industry Awards has done much of the legwork for you when it comes to choosing a supplier for your big day. Each of the 24 national victors, announced at a ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, were chosen by a panel of high-profile wedding industry experts, including cake designer Peggy Porschen and dress designer Sassi Holford. Click here to see all the winners.

Wedding licence for Hampton Court - Weddings Wedding licence for Hampton Court

From 2014, couples will be able to marry in the palace’s historic State Apartments. The Great Hall and the Kings Guard Chamber will be available for civil ceremonies, followed by receptions in Henry VIII’s old beer cellar.

Wedding event at The IoD - Weddings Wedding event at The IoD

116 Pall Mall is hosting a showcase on 3 November, from 11am-4pm. The venue will be dressed for weddings and suppliers will be on hand. All guests will be entered into a draw to win 50% off venue hire.

Silverstone now available for weddings  - Weddings Silverstone now available for weddings

The racetrack is now licensed to host civil weddings and partnerships in its Silverstone Wing. Three halls are available to hire, each offering views over the circuit. Couples can also have a victory lap around the track.

Wedding showcase at the Aviator - Weddings Wedding showcase at the Aviator

The sleek hotel will hold an event for brides on 26 October. VIP tickets, costing £50pp, include a Champagne reception, catwalk show by designer Amanda Wakeley, a three-course meal and a closing party in the Sky Bar.

Free accommodation at Chandos House - Weddings Free accommodation at Chandos House

The Cavendish Square venue is offering a free night's stay for the bride and groom’s parents for any new 2014 wedding booked before 1 October 2013. The offer also includes complimentary use of the bridal suite.

Winter wedding fair at Goodwood - Weddings Winter wedding fair at Goodwood

The estate in West Sussex will be available to view from 10am-3pm on 3 November. Guests will see the house and hotel dressed for a winter ceremony and reception, and can also select from recommended suppliers.

Wedding showcase at Hedsor House - Weddings Wedding showcase at Hedsor House

The Georgian House in Buckinghamshire will be available to view from 5-8pm on 14 August, when guests are invited (by appointment only – RSVP here) to experience the venue over Champagne and canapés.

Winter wedding offer at BMA House - Weddings Winter wedding offer at BMA House

The Grade II-listed venue in Bloomsbury is offering a new all-inclusive autumn and winter wedding package. The deal (worth £130pp +VAT) has been reduced to £99pp +VAT until 28 February 2014.

Free venue hire at Babington House  - Weddings Free venue hire at Babington House

The Soho House Group venue has waived its hire fee (usually £5,000) for all weddings booked on a Thursday in November 2013. Couples can hire the whole club and hotel, which is set in 18 acres of Somerset parkland.

Small wedding deal at Chandos House - Weddings Small wedding deal at Chandos House

The Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse has a new wedding offer for couples with 30 guests or less. The package includes exclusive hire of one of its six rooms and a three-course wedding breakfast for £100pp.

Wedding showcase at Kettner's - Weddings Wedding showcase at Kettner's

The Grade II-listed venue in Soho is hosting a wedding showcase on 8 June, 1pm-4pm. Guests will get the chance to explore the seven available spaces and meet the team, while enjoying Champagne and canapés.

Cookery classes at Corrigan’s Mayfair - Weddings Cookery classes at Corrigan’s Mayfair

Couples who book a wedding at the W1 venue in June, July or August will receive complimentary places at the cookery school at Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill. The experience will be finished off with a four-course lunch in the restaurant itself.

Great Gatsby winter wedding offer at RIBA  - Weddings Great Gatsby winter wedding offer at RIBA

The art deco venue is offering couples 15% off venue hire when they book their wedding between 5 October 2013 and 23 February 2014. The deal also includes a free winter warmer cocktail for each guest on arrival.

Fashion photo shoot: Summer in the city - Weddings Fashion photo shoot: Summer in the city

Skyscraper heels and classic cuts: London glamour is as simple as it is polished. Just add glossy hair and a dashing groom. PHOTOGRAPHY: Chiara Romagnoli. STYLING: Sally Dixon. LOCATION: Cheyne Walk Brasserie.

Gifts for him - Weddings Gifts for him

Dan Rookwood, style director of Men’s Health, picks 25 gifts to give your groom for less than £150.

New Square Meal Weddings magazine out now - Weddings New Square Meal Weddings magazine out now

Kick-start your wedding plans with our latest magazine. It's got 136 indispensable pages of news and ideas, including fashion shoots, hot accessories, colour palettes, style trends, real weddings and – of course – catering inspiration, as well as the coolest town and country venues. Still hungry for more ideas? Click through the Square Meal website to search for restaurants, venues and wedding suppliers in London and the rest of the UK. Sign up for a printed copy Facebook page or read it online now Facebook page.

New chandelier at Chandos House - Weddings New chandelier at Chandos House

The Grade I-listed Georgian townhouse has acquired an ornate £40,000 Victorian Waterford Crystal chandelier. Moved from sister venue 1 Wimpole Street, it has been installed in the elegant 50-capacity Terrace Room.

Wedding deal at Roast - Weddings Wedding deal at Roast

Couples who book a wedding or civil ceremony at Borough Market restaurant Roast before 31 Dec 2013 will receive a £200 voucher that can be spent on dinner or drinks at the venue after the wedding.

Plan the perfect Soho wedding - Weddings Plan the perfect Soho wedding

It might seem seedy to some, but this lively corner of W1 delivers a slice of London like no other – and it’s full of surprises

New collection - Weddings New collection

Tiara designer Tiararama has launched Tiararama Editions, a collection of six exclusive pieces that will change seasonally. With a high society feel, the new collection features luxurious materials, such as freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and opaque glass beads. Prices start from £250.

The Wedding Industry Awards announces 2013 winners - Weddings The Wedding Industry Awards announces 2013 winners

From bridal accessory designers through to wedding photographers and stationers, The Wedding Industry Awards has done much of the legwork for you when it comes to choosing a supplier for your big day. Each of the 23 national victors, announced at a ceremony at Bloomsbury Ballroom, were chosen by a panel of high-profile wedding industry experts, including cake designer Peggy Porschen and dress designer Sassi Holford. To see all the winners, click here.

Wedding showcase at The Roof Gardens - Weddings Wedding showcase at The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens is hosting a wedding showcase on 2 March from 12-3pm. As well as seeing the roof-top venue in all its wedding glory, there will be industry experts on hand to offer helpful advice.

London Calling - Weddings London Calling

10 ways to Londonise your wedding: from red buses to jellied eels, here’s how to make the most out of the capital both before and on your wedding day.

Square Meal Wedding Magazine  - Weddings Square Meal Wedding Magazine

Light a rocket under your wedding plans with our new wedding magazine, containing 112 indispensable pages of news and ideas including vintage fashion, hot accessories, colour palettes, style trends, real weddings and – of course – catering inspiration, as well as the coolest town and country venues. Still hungry for more ideas? Click through to read the online editon. If you need help choosing venues or some wedding planning advice, drop us an email

Grape Variety  - Weddings Grape Variety

You don’t have to blow your budget to get great wedding wine. Look beyond the classics and you’ll find consistent quality in other corners of the world.

Doing the do  - Weddings Doing the do

Say no to tacky hen-night clichés with our high-end entertainment suggestions. Have a vintage makeover, learn to swing dance, take a polo lesson or get your Banksy on at a graffiti class.

Debate: Do you need a wedding planner? - Weddings Debate: Do you need a wedding planner?

Deciding whether to DIY or draft in an expert? Our two industry insiders argue the cases for and against a professional organiser.

Dress trends: 1920s - Weddings Dress trends: 1920s

Our London fashion shoot is inspired by the golden age of The Great Gatsby and speakeasy glamour. Of all this year’s bridal fashion trends, none fits the occasion – and the dancefloor – quite like this one: fringing that swings to the music, beading that catches the light, figure-skimming silks, tantalisingly bare décolletage. Soft eyes and tousled hair keep it contemporary.

Less dress stress - Weddings Less dress stress

End the bridesmaid dress search with a call to newly launched Maids to Measure , which offers tailor-made dresses from a budget-friendly £195. Or decide on the day with one of Two Birds multi-way gowns, which come in a range of flattering colours and can be worn in 15 different ways.

Station master  - Weddings Station master

For wedding stationery with class, check out Smythson’s new range. The quintessential English store has specialist consultants who work with couples to create a bespoke design.

New licence - Weddings New licence

Senate House has opened its doors to wedding ceremonies thanks to a recently acquired licence. The art deco venue in Bloomsbury has four spaces in which you can exchange vows.

Bridal treatments  - Weddings Bridal treatments

Confirm your wedding at Coworth Park or The Dorchester before 1 April 2013 and receive complimentary pre-wedding spa treatments to the value of £350.

Weddings Spring 2012 - Weddings Weddings Spring 2012

Virtual version of the Square Meal Weddings 2012 magazine.

Wedding rings: What's in a ring? - Weddings Wedding rings: What's in a ring?

That little band of gold may be small, but its signifi cance is huge. Jeweller Theo Fennell – who has worked in the trade for over 25 years – explains its importance.

Weddings fashion: Dreaming of Deco - Weddings Weddings fashion: Dreaming of Deco

Relax the slender silhouette of the twenties with draping and chiffon. Soft eyes and tousled hair keep it contemporary.

Wedding music: Pitch-perfect music - Weddings Wedding music: Pitch-perfect music

Can't bear the thought of watching your family flailing around to Is This the Way to Amarillo? This is how to bring harmony to your wedding reception.

UK marriage laws change   - What's New: London Venues UK marriage laws change

In the past, couples have been restricted to getting married between the hours of 8am and 6pm. However, as of 1 October things have changed. Now civil ceremonies can be held any time – day or night.

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