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Inside Edward Enninful and Alec Maxwell’s £600,000 wedding!



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Edward Enninful is fashion royalty so it is only natural his wedding was fit for a king, and the Daily Mail has all the details!

The British Vogue editor-in-chief tied the knot with long-term partner Alec Maxwell on his 50th birthday yesterday in a lavish ceremony estimated to have cost at least £600,000 – and that’s not including the exclusive money-can’t-buy venue provided by his blue-blooded BFF.

Edward and Alec exchanged vows in the picturesque Orangery in the grounds of Longleat House, in Wiltshire, the 16th-century home of Emma Thynn, Marchioness of Bath, and her husband, the 8th Marquess. One expert estimated the flowers alone for this portion of the day could have cost in the region of £250,000.

It is thought D&G model Emma, 35, gave close friends Enninful and Maxwell use of the historic stately home as a wedding present. But ordinary couples must pay a minimum of £13,800 for venue hire of the Orangery for their ceremony and a marquee for the reception.


In yet another show of Enninful’s VIP status, it is thought he was allowed to host the evening bash for some 300 guests in the house itself, while mere mortals marrying at Longleat can only hold events in the gardens and grounds.

A-listers including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Victoria Beckham partied the night away, swigging bottles of Champagne and dining on food by high-end London caterers Cellar Society, whose clients typically have a budget in the region of £20,000 to £100,000. Flowers were provided by sought-after royal florist Simon Lycett.

The celebrations continued on Wednesday with a ‘morning after lunch’ at The Bath Arms, a 17-bedroom pub on the Longleat estate, which was entirely booked out to allow some 80 guests met for lunch.

‘I would say a wedding like this would certainly cost around £600,000, if not more,’ Chris Ayre, managing director at AYRE Events told FEMAIL.

Holly Moore, CEO & founder of Make Events, thought it could be double the amount: ‘I would estimate this would be in the region of £1million to 1.5million, because when it comes to dream weddings, they also have the dream price tag.’


Guests were ferried in a fleet of black BMWs to the 9,000-acre Longleat Estate, famous for its lions and safari park. Some on the invite list were flown in by helicopter, including Victoria Beckham.

It was a short trip for friends like Poppy Delevingne, Marc Jacobs and Italian model Bianca Brandolini, who checked into nearby Babington House, part of the Soho House group, ahead of the event.

Rooms at Babington House cost upwards of £400-a-night, with the most expensive accommodation, The Cabin, setting you back £1,180, although it is only open to members.

Fortunately there was no shortage of Soho House card holders at the wedding, with Diane von Furstenberg and influencer Derek Blasberg also bagging rooms.

One local taxi-driver said: ‘It was a hell of a bash apparently, I think they got through rather a lot of champagne. It’s unusual for it to be this busy in February – the place has been full of black BMWs and Mercedes people carriers ferrying guests around.’


As well as champagne, guests were treated to Clase Azul tequila on each table, a source told FEMAIL.

Enninful is said to be a huge tequila fan and wanted a bottle on each table. Each Clase Azul ceramic decanter is hand painted in Mexico by a team of artisans and was set to look visually stunning among the festivities.

It is understood that the service took place once the Longleat Safari Park had closed at 5pm.

The Orangery, which was built by Jeffry Wyatville for the 2nd Marquess of Bath in the early 1800s, was decorated in a simple and elegant fashion. But such pared back luxury doesn’t come cheap, warned Jess Martin, party decorating expert at Ginger Ray.

‘The venue was adorned with beautiful creamy blooms and an abundance of dark green foliage from none other than Simon Lycett, the high profile florist for the likes of Buckingham Palace and Mary Berry,’ she said.


‘The rest of the venue consisted of clean lines and white decorations, achieving a summery “LA” look right in the middle of Bath’s stately home. You can just imagine fashionable gowns and tuxedos standing out against the all-white backdrop making it the perfect place for a Vogue wedding to unfold.

‘All in all, the simple but showstopping display alone could have cost anything over £250,000 as it certainly didn’t compromise in style and quality.’

olly agreed that there will have been no expense spared when it came to planning the big day, saying: ‘When it comes to a wedding, especially a high profile celebrity wedding you’re guaranteed to go over budget.

‘All the little details add up, from wanting a specific product that needs to be imported (incurring additional shipping charges due to Brexit) staffing costs, venue costs (although this may have been gifted in Edward Enninful’s case) catering costs, it all adds up.

‘This particular wedding sounds beautiful and looks like it has been planned to perfection, including all the magic touches you would expect from a celebrity wedding. They would have also had a wedding planner which I imagine would have taken 15-20 per cent of the budget.’


Sarah Balfour, director of luxury London-based wedding planners Orchid Events, added: ‘This is a knockout wedding I have no doubt every supplier pulled out all of the bells and whistles.’

Guests have shared small details of the day on Instagram, like the personalised menu printed with a cartoon of Edward and Alec’s bulldog, Ru. They were also given miniature bottles of Champagne to enjoy this morning, before 80 guests made their way to the local pub.

Locals in the village of Horningsham turned up for lunch to be told the Bath Arms was closed until 4pm for a private party.

One guest said: We’ve taken every table, there’s 80 of us left over from the wedding. It’s a lovely pub, I hope the locals don’t mind too much. We’ll soon be gone.’

The guests were being chauffeur driven home to London, and some who had flown in for the wedding were being taken to Heathrow after their lazy lunch in the country pub.


Edward, who is European editorial director of Vogue, revealed in 2019 that he had proposed to Alec, a director/editor who works under the name Kloss Films, after 15 years together.

He said they were ‘not in a rush’ to get married so it is not known whether the pandemic waylaid their wedding plans.

As well as getting help with the venue from Emma Thynn, Edward would have had his entire phone book of well-connected friends at his disposal. It is no doubt both grooms were dressed in exquisite designer creations for their big day.

‘This is going to be the wedding of the year – there will be no expense spared and no detail ignored,’ a source previously told the Mail on Sunday.

‘Edward is one of the best-connected people in Britain, and across America too, so expect super-famous guests. People are already saying you won’t see so many A-listers in one room ever again.


‘Edward appears to have saved some money on the venue as he is thought to have been given it by Emma Weymouth as a wedding present.

‘Edward and Alec have been wanting to marry for some time and Edward’s 50th birthday seemed such a special day to do it.’

Initially there was some speculation as to whether the big bash at Longleat was simply a birthday celebration for Edward – or if it was a way to keep the details of their nuptials under wraps.

But a handful of guests hinted at the true occasion, with Diane von Furstenberg writing: ‘Getting ready to go and celebrate @edward_enninful and @kloss_films.’

Edward himself wrote: ’50th birthday on 22.2.22. Let’s go.’


Guests including model Adut Akech shared photos as they had their hair and makeup done ahead of the event.

Others snapped photographs en route, like Maya Jama, who looked radiant in a black strapless gown. It was a night of big name designers, with ensembles by Dior, Chanel and Victoria Beckham all on show.

Some guests, including socialite Richie Akiva – who is known as ‘the king of New York nightlife’, were given a tour of the historic stately home on their arrival.

Evening guests were treated to the spectacular site of Longleat lit up against the night sky. Vogue Australia editor Christine Centenera shared a photograph of the stunning view.

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San Diego on a Budget: Your Guide to Affordable Stays



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San Diego, with its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and year-round sunshine, is a dream destination for travelers from near and far. 

However, enjoying all that this coastal city has to offer can sometimes come with a hefty price tag, with 3-star hotels averaging $200 per night.

But, a trip to San Diego doesn’t have to break the bank! 

We’ve put together a guide to help you find the perfect accommodations in America’s Finest City without breaking the bank. 

1. Pick the Ideal Location


Finding affordable accommodations in San Diego is all about knowing where to look. 

While the city boasts its fair share of luxury resorts and high-end hotels, there are numerous neighborhoods offering budget-friendly options without compromising on convenience or charm:

  • Ocean Beach: Known for its laid-back vibe and eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, Ocean Beach is a great choice for budget travelers. You’ll find a variety of affordable accommodations here, including cozy beachside cottages and motels.
  • Pacific Beach: If you’re looking to be close to the action, Pacific Beach is the go-to place. With its bustling boardwalk, lively nightlife, and wide range of budget accommodations, you’ll never be bored in PB.
  • Hillcrest: Located just a few miles north of downtown, Hillcrest is a vibrant neighborhood known for its diverse dining scene and thriving LGBTQ+ community. Here, you’ll find a mix of budget-friendly hotels, guesthouses, and vacation rentals.
  • Old Town: For a taste of San Diego’s history and culture, look no further than Old Town. This charming neighborhood is home to historic adobe buildings, colorful shops, and some of the city’s most affordable accommodations.

2. Understand the Different Types of Wallet-Friendly Stays

From cozy guesthouses to charming beachside cottages, there’s a budget-friendly abode options are as diverse as the city itself. 

  • Budget Hotels: San Diego boasts a plethora of budget hotels scattered throughout the city, offering comfortable stays at wallet-friendly prices. These hotels often provide essential amenities such as complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and convenient access to local attractions.
  • Hostels: For solo travelers or those seeking a social atmosphere, hostels are an excellent choice. San Diego’s hostels offer dormitory-style accommodations at affordable rates, along with communal spaces where guests can mingle and exchange travel tips.
  • Vacation Rentals: Opting for a vacation rental can be a cost-effective solution for families or groups traveling together. Whether it’s a cozy apartment in the heart of the city or a beachfront bungalow with ocean views, vacation rentals offer the comforts of home at a fraction of the cost of traditional hotels.
  • Hotels with Kitchenette Suites: For travelers looking to save on dining expenses, hotels with kitchenette suites in San Diego are a savvy choice. These accommodations typically include a kitchen area equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and stovetop, ideal for guests who want to prepare their own meals and snacks.
  • Airbnb: With its wide range of listings, Airbnb provides budget-conscious travelers with the opportunity to book unique accommodations at competitive prices. From private rooms to entire homes, Airbnb offers flexibility and affordability for those looking to experience San Diego like a local.
  • Motels and Inns: Along San Diego’s coastal highways and in its charming neighborhoods, you’ll find a variety of motels and inns offering affordable accommodations. These establishments often provide basic amenities and convenient locations for budget travelers looking to explore the city without breaking the bank.


Many budget-friendly stays offer in-suite kitchens, equipped for your cooking convenience.

3. Look for the Cost-Saving Features


When hunting for budget-friendly accommodations in San Diego, keep an eye out for the following features to make the most of your stay: 

  • Free Breakfast: Look for accommodations offering complimentary breakfast to start your day off right without spending extra.
  • Wi-Fi: Ensure that free Wi-Fi is included to stay connected without incurring additional costs.
  • On-Site Laundry: Save on laundry expenses during your stay by selecting accommodations with on-site laundry facilities or services.
  • Free Parking: Look for accommodations offering free parking options to avoid hefty fees that can add up quickly.

Additional Tips for a Budget-Friendly Trip to San Diego

To make the most of your budget-friendly stay in San Diego, consider these tips to save money.

  • Book Off-Season: Traveling during the shoulder seasons or offseason can lead to significant savings on accommodation rates. Aim for periods outside of peak tourist seasons to find better deals. Typically, San Diego hotels will offer lower rates during fall and winter months (excluding holidays).
  • Early Booking Discounts: Take advantage of early booking discounts by securing your accommodations well in advance. Many hotels offer discounted rates for bookings made several months ahead of your travel dates.
  • Special Deals and Packages: Keep an eye out for special deals and packages offered by hotels, especially during promotional periods or holidays. These can include discounted room rates, complimentary upgrades, or added amenities.
  • Membership Discounts: Check if you qualify for any membership discounts, such as AAA or AARP, which often offer savings on hotel stays. Additionally, consider joining hotel loyalty programs to earn points or access exclusive member-only rates.
  • Flexible Travel Dates: Remain flexible with your travel dates to take advantage of fluctuations in accommodation prices. Use flexible date search tools to identify the cheapest days to stay in your desired location.
  • Use Price Comparison Websites: Utilize price comparison websites and booking platforms to compare rates across different accommodations. Look for hidden fees and consider total costs, including taxes and any additional charges.


In San Diego, discovering on a budget is within reach with a little planning. From laid-back Ocean Beach to vibrant Pacific Beach, there’s a neighborhood for every budget. 

Whether you choose a budget hotel, hostel, or vacation rental, affordable options abound. Prioritize essential amenities and seize off-season rates and deals for a quality experience without overspending. Dive into the charm of America’s Finest City without breaking the bank.

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Actress and Activist Akosua Asieduaa Advocates for Youth Empowerment and Gender Equality at USAID Youth Conference



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 Budding Ghanaian actress and activist, Akosua Asieduaa Asare Brewu, took center stage at the recently concluded USAID Youth Conference in Washington, where she passionately voiced her commitment to addressing the challenges facing the most vulnerable  demographic in society – the youth.

As a fervent advocate for youth empowerment and gender equality, Asieduaa highlighted the urgent need for concerted efforts in empowering the girl child and tackling period poverty, particularly prevalent in Ghana. Drawing from her own experiences and observations, she underscored the importance of prioritizing these issues to ensure a brighter and more equitable future for all.

  Discovered and signed in 2019 to Pave; a prominent hub dedicated to discovering and nurturing creative talents in Ghana, Asieduaa has garnered widespread acclaim for her role as “Tilly”, a high school senior who battles the turbulence of adolescence in the popular YOLO TV Series. Leveraging her platform as an actress and activist, she continues to inspire change and drive meaningful dialogue on pressing social issues.

Her impassioned address at the USAID Youth Conference resonated deeply with attendees, igniting discussions and catalyzing action towards building a more inclusive and prosperous society. Asieduaa’s dedication to advocacy serves as a beacon of hope for youth empowerment and gender.

Asieduaa holds a degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Ghana and is currently pursuing her post graduate degree in Environmental Resources Management at KNUST. 


Asieduaa identifies as a #Paver; a term which is synonymous to an individual who uses their influence to promote positive change in society.


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Telecel Ghana CEO Calls for Multilateral Collaboration and Investment in Digital Public Infrastructure



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Chief Executive of Telecel Ghana, Ing. Patricia Obo-Nai has made a clarion call for stronger multilateral partnerships and cooperation between industry, government, and investors to accelerate the growth of digital public infrastructure in Africa. 

Delivering the keynote remarks on ‘Digital Infrastructure and Innovation: Accelerating Africa’s Development’ at the Mobile Technology for Development (MT4D) session of the 3i Africa Summit on Wednesday, Ing. Obo-Nai outlined a roadmap for leveraging technology to fast-track digital infrastructure, innovation and literacy across the continent.

My first call on the topic is for cooperation and partnership between governments, industry, domestic direct investors and foreign direct investors to work together on increasing digital public infrastructure if we are serious about it. Let’s not just discuss, let’s implement” Obo-Nai said.

Ing. Obo-Nai highlighted three key areas that require attention to expedite the integration of technology into public service to benefit every community – infrastructure, innovation, and digital literacy.

Hosted by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications under the auspices of the 3i Africa Summit, the MT4D sessions also hosted multiple panel discussions with experts from the field of technology, innovation and public information, who shared insights and solutions on expanding digital public infrastructure for inclusive development.


Future-proof infrastructure

Citing a report on the state of mobile internet connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa that showed that15% of people on the continent remain without network coverage, and 59% have coverage but are not connected, Ing. Obo-Nai advocated for expansion of safe, resilient and high-quality communication.

 As a service provider, Telecel, we believe in investing in network infrastructure and will continue to do so. However, we also believe in participating in infrastructure sharing and co-investment programmes to close the gap,” she said. “This will ensure the much-needed progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 to provide universal and affordable access to the internet across Africa.

Innovation powers progress

Quoting the e-Conomy Africa report which revealed that Africa’s digital economy is one of the largest overlooked investment opportunities with a potential to add US$180 billion to Africa’s GDP by 2025, Ing. Obo-Nai urged stakeholders to invest in Africa’s innovative capacity and prioritise invention in schools and industry. 


Innovation is the fuel that powers progress and drives change. We must be more deliberate and invest in tapping into the innovative capacity of our talents and prioritise innovation in schools and industry to drive development at scale.”

Ripple effect of digital literacy

Making the case for the scaling up and adoption of digital literacy programmes in schools to equip African youth with skills for the digital economy, Ing. Obo-Nai said, “If we have the infrastructure and sort out all the innovative solutions, will we have an African population ready to take advantage of it and accelerate our development?”

With Africa’s working-age population projected to increase to approximately 450 million individuals from by 2035, Ing. Obo-Nai believes expanding internet accessibility holds the potential to generate millions of job opportunities and upskill young people for tech opportunities in the digital landscape.

Governments and businesses must invest in digital literacy programmes to equip African youth with the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy, from coding to digital marketing to cybersecurity and data analytics. Instil digital technology knowledge in our young people right from primary school and build their exposure.”


Crack the code.

In concluding the keynote address, Ing. Obo-Nai advised stakeholders to go beyond the dialogues and implement the shared solutions to ensure the acceleration of Africa’s development through digital public infrastructure.

“Together, we must crack the code to realise the full potential of Africa’s digital revolution and development.”

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Why Are People Raving About Pizzaman’s Food? Watch The Bite Buzz to See!



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Hey food enthusiasts! We’ve got some exciting news for you. Pizzaman Chickenman is launching a brand-new weekly series called “Bite Buzz,” and it’s hosted by the energetic and fun-loving Wizbid. Get ready to dive into a world of flavors and honest reviews with their tagline: “Taste, Review and Join the Buzz.”

Every week, Wizbid will be bringing you lively and entertaining episodes where customers give their honest review on their delicious meals, from Chickenman’s meals paired with Boneless beef and chicken , to their flavorful noodles and their cheesy pizzas. But this isn’t just about us talking – it’s about you sharing your experiences and joining the conversation.

What makes “Bite Buzz” unique? It’s all about community and connection. With Wizbid right there with you as you enjoy your meals at the branch, every bite and every laugh is shared, making the experience even more special. Plus, you’ll discover new favorites and might even see your own review featured!

So, mark your calendars and get ready to taste, review, and join the buzz. “Bite Buzz” is here to celebrate great food and a great fast food chain, and we can’t wait for you to be part of it. Follow Pizzaman Chickenman all Social Media Platforms and let’s make every meal an adventure!

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Francis Afful Gyan Speaks on Veunex At 2024 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day




The Business Development manager for Reservoir Management Group (RMG), Francis Afful Gyan, on Friday, May 17, 2024, detailed the benefits of the company’s digital flagship innovation, Veunex, an Artificial Intelligence Software System tailored for Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSE).

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Custom Tote Bags: A Trendy and Sustainable Choice in Fashion and Marketing



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In a world increasingly attentive to sustainability and personal style, custom tote bags have emerged as a popular and versatile accessory. Whether used for grocery shopping, as a stylish day bag, or a promotional item, these bags combine functionality with a strong fashion statement. This article explores the significance of custom tote bags in contemporary culture, their benefits, and the impact they have on both personal use and as marketing tools.

1. The Rise of Tote Bags

Historical Background

Tote bags were originally used to carry ice from cars to freezers in the mid-20th century. Their simple, sturdy design has since evolved into a fashion statement and a banner for personal expression and environmental consciousness. Today, tote bags are made from a variety of materials, including traditional canvas, recycled plastics, and organic fabrics, reflecting a growing concern for sustainable practices in fashion.

Popularity in Modern Fashion

As fashion increasingly leans towards practicality, tote bags have become a staple accessory. They are celebrated not only for their eco-friendly appeal but also for their versatility and capacity, which make them ideal for a range of activities from shopping to traveling.

2. Benefits of Custom Tote Bags

Environmental Impact

One of the most significant benefits of tote bags is their reusability. Unlike disposable bags, which contribute to landfill waste and pollution, tote bags can be used repeatedly, drastically reducing the need for single-use plastics. They are a practical component of a sustainable lifestyle, encouraging consumers to make eco-friendly choices.

Marketing Advantage

For businesses, custom tote bags serve as an effective marketing tool. They are a practical item that consumers are likely to use regularly, ensuring repeated exposure for the brand. Customizing these bags with a company’s logo or slogan turns an ordinary item into a mobile advertisement, enhancing brand visibility and consumer engagement.


Versatility and Convenience

Custom tote bags are not only eco-friendly and stylish but also highly versatile. They can be designed to suit various needs, from grocery shopping to serving as a daily carryall. Their spacious design and durability make them suitable for nearly any occasion or purpose.

3. Customizing Your Tote Bag

Design Options

Customization allows individuals and businesses to create tote bags that reflect their style or brand identity. Options can include various colors, graphics, and text. Adding unique designs or messages can transform a simple tote into a statement piece or a personalized gift.

Material Choices

Choosing the right material is crucial for both aesthetics and functionality. Common materials for tote bags include:

  • Canvas: Durable and sturdy, ideal for everyday use.
  • Cotton: Soft, lightweight, and often organic, perfect for casual use.
  • Polypropylene: A recyclable plastic option that’s sturdy and water-resistant, suitable for heavy groceries.

Size and Function

The size of the tote bag should be tailored to its intended use. Smaller bags are great for everyday essentials, while larger ones are perfect for shopping or as beach bags. Features like zippered pockets, adjustable straps, and interior compartments can also be customized to enhance functionality.

4. Using Custom Tote Bags in Marketing

Promotional Events

Custom tote bags are excellent giveaways at trade shows, conferences, or community events. They are practical, which increases the likelihood of them being used by recipients, thereby extending the reach of the brand.

Retail Merchandise

Many retailers offer branded tote bags as part of their merchandise, either for sale or as a complimentary gift with a purchase. This not only enhances the shopping experience but also encourages brand loyalty.


Corporate Gifts

Custom tote bags make thoughtful corporate gifts. Whether filled with other promotional items or given alone, they are a useful and appreciated token that can foster better relationships with clients and employees.

5. Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Supporting Eco-Friendly Practices

Businesses that use custom tote bags demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, an increasingly important factor for consumers. This commitment can strengthen a brand’s image as environmentally responsible and socially conscious.

Reducing Plastic Waste

By promoting the use of reusable tote bags, companies contribute to a reduction in plastic waste, a critical factor in global environmental conservation efforts.

6. Choosing a Supplier for Custom Tote Bags

When selecting a provider for custom tote bags, it is essential to consider the quality of materials, customization options, and the company’s environmental practices. Vograce, for instance, offers a comprehensive selection of custom tote bags with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction, making them a reliable choice for both personal and professional needs.


Custom tote bags blend functionality, style, and environmental responsibility, making them a smart choice for consumers and businesses alike. They offer an effective way to promote sustainability, enhance brand visibility, and express personal style. As society continues to embrace eco-friendly practices and personalized products, custom tote bags stand out as a practical and stylish solution that meets the needs of modern consumers.


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