When Mr Muddy and I got married the wedding ring was a bit of an afterthought. It was all about the diamonds, and we were just about exhausted with the whole process by the time Mr Muddy asked me whether I liked the rose gold or the stainless steel band that I did my Little Britain impression almost horizontal in my seat and said ‘I want that one’.
Wedding bands have moved on though, haven’t they – maybe it’s the ever-growing trend for all things personalised, or the fact that in second, third and subsequent marriages there’s less finger bling and more emphasis on the band itself.
Whoo-hoo! I’m so excited to tell you about this because I know Cornwell Manor – I had a sneaky peaky around it last year (friend of a friend stuff) – and I’m not kidding, it’s one of the loveliest manor houses in the Cotswolds. It’s a total stonker.
Cornwell Manor is close to Chipping Norton in stunning rolling countryside, a 2000 acre estate with a Jacobean manor house (updated with a Georgian facade in the 18th century), a petite Norman church, lakes, wood, streams and gardens designed by Clough Williams-Ellis who created the brilliant Italianate gardens at Portmeirion in North Wales.
If you’re getting married, or know someone who is, you’ll want to know about this – the Biagio ‘Golden Ticket’ Wedding Rings event, which started last week and still has a couple of days to run until 30 March (so get a lick on!).
Basically you choose your wedding rings in store, and you get given a golden ticket which entitles you to between 10-50% off the wedding rings ordered.
The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Bucks & Oxon Edition