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W E D D I N G SNational wedding win for Midlands car companyFollowing their win at the West Midlands finals ofThe Wedding industry Awards 2020 (TWIA2020),Sutton Coldfield-based Nothing but Wedding Carsreceived the ultimate accolade by winning The BestWedding Transport Supplier 2020 at the nationalfinals of The Wedding Industry Awards in Januaryat the Cafe de Paris in London. This is the first timesince the awards began that the transport categoryhas been won by a company from the West Midlands- recognition indeed.The TWIA are the only regional and nationalawards in the wedding industry that are voted forsolely by the people that matter - the clients - andso are extremely useful for anyone organisinga wedding, to help them make better informeddecisions when looking for and selecting theirsuppliers.Nothing but Wedding Cars attribute their success totheir friendly, customer-focused approach, their fleetof exceptional wedding vehicles and their uniquepackage of extras, provided at no additional cost.Owners Julie and John Beresford said: “We aredelighted to be recognised with such a prestigiousaward, our aim is to consistently provide our coupleswith an outstanding and totally unique experience.”The other big news from Nothing but Wedding Carsis that they have just added a new wedding car totheir fleet, a 1920s vintage style Regent Landauletwhich can carry up to six passengers and is partiallyconvertible, making it the perfect wedding car.For more details visitwww.nothingbutweddingcars.co.ukLuxury wedding stationery made for youSutton Coldfield wedding photographer AnnerleyJohnson has added another string to her bow -luxury, bespoke wedding stationery designed andmade to order.As a photographer, Annerley specialises in a natural,documentary style and offers a range of packages tosuit all sizes and types of wedding. Under her ‘Madeof Honour’ brand, Annerley also provides a graphicdesign and print service creating bespoke weddingstationery and marketing materials for businessesinvolved in the wedding and events sectors.Annerley says: “Before becoming a photographerand graphic designer, I spent 14 years as amarketing manager and director in the leisure andevents industries. After a successful career I wentback to university and attained an MA in VisualCommunications.“Through Made of Honour I offer a tailor-madeservice for your special occasion. I design and createbespoke stationery for clients across the UK from mystudio in Sutton Coldfield.“Preparing to get married is a very special timein anyone’s life and it is to be enjoyed as much aspossible. Sending out your stationery in a methodicaland planned manner will help your weddingplanning run smoothly.”For more details visitwww.annerleyjohnsonphotography.co.uk andwww.made-of-honour.co.uk38

T R AV E LA new era for celebrationsIT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START WORKING ON YOUR ‘BUCKET LIST’ SAYS CLAREBUCKLEY, LUXURY TRAVEL CONSULTANT AT RB COLLECTION IN LICHFIELD - ANDA WEDDING CELEBRATION GIVES YOU THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITYTHE GREEK ISLAND OF SANTORINI ISA POPULAR WEDDING DESTINATIONFrom indulgent, luxury escapes to unique culturalexperiences - special occasions abroad are a greatopportunity to start working on your bucket listwhatever the age!Celebration trendsThe modern traveller is seeking much more thankicking back on a sun lounger, even if just for amoment. We’ve noticed a trend for recognising theimportance of travel which can enrich one’s life andalso benefit the communities we travel to. This isn’t afad either, it is a new way of travelling and one whichwe are very much in tune with.The more traditional honeymoon where we fly offto tropical island paradise is today often combinedwith a city break on the way for shopping or culture,or maybe a unique experience. A good example iscombining Muscat in Oman with Mauritius. Enjoythe bustling souks and bazaars in Muscat, withhandicrafts, unique creations and great mountainscenery with the picture-perfect Indian Ocean islandof Mauritius. Don’t be fooled by Mauritius though;it is much more than just a beach destination, withgreat national parks bursting with wildlife, large flatareas which are good for cycling plus lots of waterbasedsports to keep you busy. It is definitely one ofour top tips for a beach holiday where one of theparty may worry about getting restless.Celebrating with the familyMaybe you are a family and need to combine thecelebration with a trip together. A young familyrecently asked for suggestions to marry abroad. Theywanted their children to have a ‘real’ life experiencethat would pull them away from their iPads and keepthem stimulated, whilst allowing Mum and Dad tohave some romance too as they had decided to renewtheir vows. We arranged a family-friendly safariexperience in a malaria free camp in South Africa.The children were super excited about the prospectof seeing the animals in the wild, and we arrangeda special candlelit dinner for two after the ceremony,while the little ones did activities with the animalspotters.Keeping everyone happyIt is very common for couples to have varying ideasof the ‘dream trip’; whether this would be the39

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