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Travel Ideas from Liz Coggins

Here are the Travel Ideas for Britain's Finest chosen by Contributing Editor, Liz Coggins.

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Liz Coggins

Liz Coggins

From bush fires to the Paris couture collections Liz Coggins has covered them all. She has worked extensively in Australia and England, in Australia, for The Australian Broadcasting Corporation in radio and television. In England, as a features/women’s editor on several large regional newspapers before becoming Editor of the national bridal magazine Bliss For Brides. One of top wedding specialist writers, Liz, a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, has written on wedding, honeymoon and romantic destinations for; Wedding Ideas, For The Bride, Perfect Day, F Magazine, Travel Africa, Debrett’s Femme, Choice, Australian Bride-to-be, and numerous websites, magazines and newspapers both in the UK and Australia. Her book “Wonderful Wedding Destinations” was published in the UK and the USA. Liz often broadcasts and appears on TV and must bear the unique distinction of having slept in at least 175 bridal suites world wide on her own!

Most brides-to-be have at some time in their lives dreamt of being whisked away and marrying their chosen one in a fairytale castle. For some the dream still lives on long past childhood. But now with the changes in the civil ceremony laws and a wider choice in the... more

Gone is the time when stag nights meant the groom to be and his friends, hit the town for a booze fuelled night out, sometimes even the night before the wedding. Now grooms are looking at things more logically and taking a leaf out of Prince William’s book and opting for a... more

Top Ten Venues for Winter Weddings

It’s a fact winter weddings can be just as romantic and spectacular as those in the height of summer. They just need a little more thought and planning. Its just as important to choose the right venue for a winter wedding as it is the right bridal attire. Try and pick one... more

Ten historic houses to give your wedding Downton Abbey style

With Downton Abbey commanding a world-wide following its influence has been seen in just about everything from fashion and furniture to food! And now with talk of a remake of Brideshead Revisited the stately home theme is set to eclipse everything including the wedding... more

Every couple want their wedding to be special – but why not make it extra special by holding your ceremony and reception at one of the many unique wedding venues around the country. The place you choose can reflect your hobbies, interests, occupations, inspirations or just... more

Not everyone wants to escape to the country for their nuptials. Holding your wedding breakfast or civil ceremony in the heart of a town or city can be both romantic and exciting. Every city centre hotel has a “best kept secret”. They range from grand gilt staircases, marble... more

Long before The Great Gatsby was premièred it was setting the trend for the hottest looks in the fashion, beauty, jewellery and the wedding scene. Bridal designers created 20’s style dresses, hats and accessories whilst hair and make up took on a distinctly structured... more

One of the milestones in a couple’s relationship is that precious moment when they first decide to make the commitment to spend their life together. Even when other memories have faded into the distant past, the proposal is the one thing that is always fondly remembered and... more

If you’ve always dreamed of a beach wedding, you don’t have to jet off to faraway places with all the hassle and expense of long haul travel as we have some stylish venues, just a pebble’s throw from the beach in Britain. What’s more you’ll be able to invite all your family... more

Rolling lawns, fragrant blossoms, picturesque lakes, gazebos and fountains and even the odd secret garden are all essentials when it comes to planning a summer wedding. But there are other things that will make your day feel like something from the pages of a midsummer... more

Gone are the days of the archetypal hen night when girls staggered around town in pink tutus and L plates. Today’s brides are looking for something different and choosing sophisticated breaks that will give them quality time and fun with their close friends. Activities from... more

Themed weddings are becoming more popular with couples who want to give their wedding an unusual and exclusive feel. They can reflect a couples dreams, aspirations, interests and personalities and above all can be fun! With a themed wedding is vital to choose the right venue... more

Your wedding reception is a wonderful time for celebration when you greet and entertain your friends and family for the first time as Mr and Mrs. So, the venue you choose needs to reflect your personalities, aspirations and what memories you want to carry away from this... more

Although the moment you say “I do” is the most important part of your wedding day, the place where you choose to hold the biggest party of your life to celebrate your partnership with your friends and family is just as important. A magnificent stately home, a romantic... more

Your honeymoon is something you will remember for the rest of your life. The beginning of your future life together, it’s a time to chill and relax and enjoy romantic and intimate moments together in an idyllic setting. So the place you choose to spend this precious time in... more