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Michael was incredible! Not only did he look great in his toastmaster tailcoat but he helped the day run so smoothly without us even noticing... One of our guests approached us and said

‘whatever you are paying him, he is worth double’

which is a testament to Michael's impressive demeanour and organisation. The Sabrage during the wedding breakfast was the talk of the wedding and one of our highlights in the wedding album. Thank-you Michael for making our day that bit more special.

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A typical toastmaster’s day: • Arrive at the venue prior to your guests to check all the arrangements on your behalf • Liaise with organisers, caterers, photographers etc • Greet and direct the host(s) and guests upon arrival • Make all necessary announcements throughout the day • Fix button holes for Groom’s party prior to the service • Escort the Mother of the bride to her seat in the ceremony room • Assist your photographer as required with your list of required photographs • Organise the receiving line • Announce guests into the wedding breakfast • Announce the Bride and Groom into rapturous applause • Say Grace (if required) • Visit every table during the meal to check on all your guests • Organise and announce all the wedding speeches • Sabrage or teach the Groom to do so prior to the speeches (opening of Champagne with a sword) • Assist in the handing out of gifts/bouquets • Organise the signing of the guest book by all guests • Organise the cake cutting ceremony • Make all announcements for the evening’s celebrations • Announce the Bride and Groom are retiring from their wedding

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ISSUE 11 / 2018-2019

You’re engaged! Congratulations! Now it’s time to start planning the best day of your life, and I Do Magazine are here to help! From the best local wedding suppliers, to tear-jerking real life weddings and a sprinkling of ideas and inspiration, this new issue of I Do Magazine will be your new best friend. This year’s 4th annual I Do Wedding Awards was fantastic; check out pages 76 for who won in each category. And if you want to get out and about for your wedding planning, the I Do Wedding Exhibitions UK Tour is the perfect way to do it. Now at 7 locations throughout the UK, the wedding inspiration never stops! You can download your free bride’s ticket to any of our shows at www.ido-weddingexhibitions.co.uk. With tonnes of suppliers under one roof, the I Do Wedding Exhibitions are the best tool to add to your wedding planning arsenal! And don’t forget the I Do Wedding Directory, which now features over 400 of Yorkshire’s finest local wedding suppliers waiting to assist with all your wedding planning needs. We’re also on social media, so check us out on the links below for updates about local suppliers, wedding fayres, ideas and inspiration and who’s exhibiting at our shows. So grab a cuppa or a glass of wine, and use this magazine as your wedding planning bible to ensure you get the wedding day of your dreams.

04 - BRIDAL 08 - GET THE TREND 10 - STARTING OUT 12 - SHOE ENVY 14 - HERE COME THE GIRLS 20 - PERFECTLY PURPLE

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22 - BEAUTIFULLY BOTANICAL 24 - A CHANGE IN THE HAIR 26 - ALL THAT SPARKLES 28 - DEEP AND MEANINGFUL 30 - THE MODERN MAN 50 - BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS 54 - HOT CAKES 60 - YOUR PERFECT VENUE 66 - INDUSTRIAL LUXE

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72 - FOOD FOR THOUGHT 74 - LET THE GAMES BEGIN 76 - I DO WEDDING AWARDS 80 - HONEYMOONS

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REAL LIFE WEDDINGS 40 - PETER & HANNAH 42 - JAMES & EMILY

CONTACT US For all advert and editorial enquiries please contact the I Do Team Telephone 01226 704682 Email studio@ido-magazine.co.uk Website www.ido-magazine.co.uk @ido.weddingmagazine @idomagazine @ido_magazineuk

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We all knew the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan was going to have some effect on what’s trending in Bridal. So let’s see the styles to beat this wedding season!

Capes

A new addition to the wedding wardrobe, capes are blowing up on the wedding circuit, to add a more sophisticated bridal look. Brides are going for a softer touch with a floral or feathered cape as an alternative to wearing a veil. These can then be taken off for the evening’s entertainment, for a more informal look to dance the night away.

Stella York

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Simple but stunning

Ronald Joyce

Taking a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book, we’re seeing simple gowns winning at this year’s bridal fashion week, with clean lines and understated gowns. Don’t underestimate these though, simplicity leaves room to maximise your accessories to create a look that takes the groom’s breath away.

Mori Lee

Ronald Joyce

Sincerity

3D floral

This is tipped to be a big hit at 2019 weddings. Wedding gowns are being transformed with the addition of 3d flowers to create a more textured, stand out look.

Large bows

Bows are seemingly everywhere this wedding season, and bridalwear is exploring this trend with oversized statement bows for a fresh look to a classic wedding gown.

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Stella York

Return of ruffles Ronald Joyce Sincerity

Ruffles are back with a vengeance this season, and are appearing in every way possible when it comes to the bridal look. From a mermaid ruffle along the bottom, to tiered ruffles down one side, elongating the bride, ruffles manage to create a fun, yet regal look. Summer brides can even opt for a dress cut at the knee for a ballerina ruffle effect that’s fun and informal.


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You’ve just got engaged and have the parents’ seal of approval, now it’s time to start planning, but where do you start?? Here’s a few tips to kick start your wedding planning with a bang! SET YOUR BUDGET - BE REALISTIC

CHOOSING THE BRIDAL PART Y This can be a minefield as the bridal party is going to be involved with all the in depth parts of planning your wedding. So it makes sense to choose people who you get along with, where possible. It’s common to have all siblings as either groomsmen or bridesmaids and a close friend as the best man and maid of honour. But don’t be afraid to change things up, especially if you don’t have a typical family set up. Add in an important family member or a close family friend who’s been there a lot when you were growing up. There’s no set rules as to who you can have; it’s your special day, so have those who you feel closest to.

Your budget comes down to how much you can afford. You should both discuss this and if parents/grand-parents are chipping in, talk to them too. This way you’ll have an idea of how much you can spend and how much you need to save. Many couples choose to save for a few years to have the day they have always dreamed of.

SECURE YOUR VENUE AND DATE Everything will revolve around your venue, including the date, location and size of your wedding, so this is one of the first things you should book. Then as soon as you’ve done this, start searching for a photographer as they can book up over 2 years in advance. Use the I Do Wedding Directory for inspiration.

RESEARCH WEDDING ST YLES It makes life easier if you have a general idea of how you’d like your wedding day to look. If you don’t have a clue, look through magazines, on Pinterest and Instagram and start collecting ideas. Attending wedding fayres is another great idea, whether you’re just shopping for inspiration, or if you’ve gone out with a plan of the items you’re going to book in that day. The I Do Wedding Exhibitions are a great place to start.

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WHO’S ON THE GUEST LIST From distant uncles to that friend you grew up with but haven’t spoken to in a while, the guest list can be difficult. Your budget, wedding style and venue capacity will have an influence over the amount of guests you invite. First, write a list of everyone you can think of who you’d both like at your wedding, then show this to your parents, they may want to add certain people to it who you might not know so well or have forgotten. You can then work back from there splitting into daytime and evening guests if you’re not going for a straight through wedding.


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Choosing who to have as a bridesmaid can be one of two things: straight forward or tricky depending on family dynamics and friendships. The last thing any bride wants to do is rock the boat or cause offence by appointing some bridesmaids and leaving others out. It’s a tricky situation so tread very carefully. The most important thing is to choose girls you feel closest to. If you have life long friends, then these are obvious candidates but equally if you or the groom have a younger sister or a niece or close cousin, these too are strong possibilities. Choosing a bridesmaid can be like walking through a minefield but don’t be tempted to appoint too many attendants just for the sake of pleasing everyone. There’s no real limit on the number of bridesmaids a bride can have - but you need to be sensible from a cost and taste perspective. After all it is your big day and you don’t want to be overshadowed by a bevy of bridesmaids. Another factor to decide is whether you want older bridesmaids or younger ones. Remember if you have very young bridesmaids or flower girls, you will need someone older to keep an eye on them as they carry out their duties. Most brides choose a maid-of-honour which is usually someone they have known for a very long time. She will be your right hand woman and help organise all aspects of the wedding along the planning route. Older bridesmaids form the bride’s support network and should be on hand to help with any wedding planning issues as they arise. On the day itself, bridesmaids are still there to assist the bride and, as members of the bridal party, should be on hand to welcome and host guests.

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Kelsey Rose

Once your attendants are chosen, let the shopping begin; here’s our round up of what’s on trend for the coming season...

Natural & neutral

Neutrals are a popular colour choice all year round, from off-whites and greys to subtle sages and silvers. Keeping on the metallic theme, sequins and sparkle are up there too, whether you’re looking for winter glam or summer shimmer.

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True Bridesmaids

Blush, pinks and peaches are still high on the trending list along with pastels. Popular pale hues include lilacs, aquas, lemons, and blues. Pale powder blue is a big hitter for this year and suits most skin tones and age ranges. We’re also expecting to see a surge of purples again, but forget Cadbury, 2019 is going to be all about Ultra Violet.

Deep and rich

Deep colours are big news, especially when we enter the later months, look out for blacks, burgundies and navy blues, with velvet making a huge comeback for the cooler months.

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We’re also seeing lots of Jewel tones in the new season’s bridesmaid dresses. So, lots of ruby reds, emerald greens and topaz yellows are expected at many weddings this year, with focus more on block colour, rather than florals or patterned dresses.

Shoulders on show

When it comes to style, it’s all about having your shoulders on display. Opt for a Bardot cut, off shoulder cap sleeve or halter neck, and be sure to watch out for bridesmaid jumpsuits in off the shoulder styles too. Kelsey Rose

Mori Lee

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For the wedding dress of your dreams, take a look at Scarlet Poppy Bridal Boutique, situated in Pudsey. Scarlet Poppy Bridal boutique has been named as a finalist in the Best Bridal retailer for the North East and the 2017 Wedding Industry awards. Run by husband and wife team Dave and Hannah Spink, Scarlet Poppy is an elite retailer for bridal manufacturer of the year, Enzoani. Enzoani is a top internationally recognised brand which combines contemporary design with classic styling to create stunning hand crafted wedding dresses. Dave and Hannah are delighted to be able to offer such a premier bridal brand from their West Yorkshire boutique along with a unique service and great attention to customer care. All three collections are currently available from Enzoani; Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani range and Beautiful by Enzoani. Scarlet Poppy is also a premium stockist for internationally renowned brand Kenneth Winston, whose gowns feature intricate lace and exquisite beadwork. Scarlet Poppy’s international collections are complimented by two award

winning British brands; Romantica of Devon and Ivory & Co, who both prioritise excellent construction, quality fabrics, honesty, integrity and family values which is replicated in Scarlet Poppy’s own ethos. Hannah says current bridal gown trends for the 2018/19 season are fit and flare gowns, simple elegance and beautiful trains. She said the Meghan Markle influence is everywhere, creating a simpler ‘less is more’ look that many Yorkshire brides want to adopt. The business also stocks a wide range of bridal accessories including tiaras and jewellery for the big day. The boutique has an extensive collection of bridesmaid dresses by Kenneth Winston Colour and Dessy, all of which are available in over 60 different colour options. Scarlet Poppy offers an in-house alterations service from a highly experienced bridal seamstress. Louise has been with Scarlet Poppy for over 10 years and is on hand at every stage of the alterations process to ensure a perfect fit. Additionally, brides also have the benefit of a bespoke service to make their gowns truly unique - whether this be adding beadwork, extra lace, sleeves, straps, or remodelling necklines -if it’s possible, Scarlet Poppy are happy to do it! Hannah said: “We are fortunate enough to be able to stock some of the best bridal brands in the business. Despite our big brands, Scarlet

Poppy is always welcoming to all brides. We know choosing a bridal gown can be very daunting and we always do our best to offer guidance and put brides at ease. “We cater for all tastes, all budgets and all sizes and offer a warm welcome.’’ As well as beautiful bridal wear, Scarlet Poppy brides can also benefit from a 10% discount* on wedding photography and / or videography and a 50% discount on photo booths from the couple’s other businesses, Dave Spink Photography & Film and Big Picture Photo Booths. Scarlet Poppy has been established for over 25 years and with their extensive knowledge and experience of the wedding industry through their photography business, Dave and Hannah took over ownership of the Scarlet Poppy 3 years ago, taking it from strength to strength ever since. The Pudsey-boutique is open seven days a week with a late night until 8pm on Wednesdays. Visit www.scarletpoppy.co.uk to see live availability and book your appointment direct to find the gown you’ve always dreamed of.

Get in touch: Tel: 0113 2576386 Email: info@scarletpoppy.co.uk Web: www.scarletpoppy.co.uk

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purple From subtle hues of lilac to bold ultra violet, purple is the go to colour for weddings across the land. Thanks to Pantone announcing Ultraviolet as their 2018 colour of the year, we’re seeing pops of purple on absolutely everything, from bouquets to wedding cakes. Lavender, plum and lilac tones

Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Packham Bridesmaids

are also emerging as popular purple-toned choices. Add shades of purple into your big day with floral accents featuring Heather and Lavendar, and add in purple berries for a wonderfully wild on-trend look.

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botanical Greenery, greenery and more greenery

Continuing on from last year’s surge in greenery weddings, botanicals are still as popular and it’s easy to see why. Swapping flowers for foliage is still the top choice for many couples to create a lush natural and lavish feel to their wedding day. The botanical theme really brings the outdoors in, with leafly plants aplenty draped on everything from the seating plan to the table centres. Plam leaves are set to be big this season, along with herbs, Fern and Ivy also emerging as popular greenery choices’.

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When it comes to your wedding hair, it’s easy to want to try something new and completely change up your style.

TWISTED But remember, you still want to look like you on your wedding day, so it’s important to do what works for you and your hair. All hairstyles were not created equal! So let’s take a look at what’s trending in wedding hair!

Statement Bows

Remember wearing a bow in your hair as a child? Well bows are back for 2018/19 and they are in! Brave brides are opting for large statement bows to replace a veil; these work particularly well with high buns as a feature piece. If you don’t want a chunky bow, opt for a thin ribbon for a daintier feel.

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Still as popular as ever, Boho is leading the way for brides who want an effortless look for their wedding day. We’re seeing the just-rolled-outof-bed look to be on point for the new wedding season.

Braids

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers are still popular this season; dainty daisies affixed into hair or tropical florals woven into plaits are two styles we’re seeing a lot of.

Messy Updo

As we’re moving away from the sleek look; the updo in its many forms has been brought right up to date with texture being added to the hair and strands of hair pulled out and left to hang around the face. Imagine soft chignons with loose hair strands either side to frame your face (a-la-Meghan Markle’s wedding hair) or a high textured bun for your bridal hair.

Half up Half Down

Popular for those brides who have longer wavy hair, the half up do incorporates plaits to pull the hair back off the face and create a loose yet controlled look.

Braids have been changed up for this year by being incorporated into messy buns, and side braids creating a feature piece for braided bridal hair.

Low Ponytail MESSED UP

Always in fashion, a low pony is a great yet simple choice for the bride wanting to go elegant with her bridal hair. Teamed up with a ribbon, this might be the runaway trend for this year.

Twisted Hair

Many brides are loving this look this year for a different take on a braid or plait. The twisted do is easy to achieve, yet adds another element to the bridal hair giving it edge. Brides are also creating twisted low up dos for a low-bun style that looks fab!

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‘The dress’ is sorted, hair-style chosen, now it’s time to accessorise.

Your wedding accessories can completely transform your bridal look and it’s official; over-thetop statement accessories are trending this season. From bold shoes to coloured bridal sashes, there are so many ways to accessorise your wedding look. Here’s the low-down on what’s trending this year. We’re seeing lots of crescents and stars shining their way into sparkling head pieces and accessories; be sure to keep an eye out for the celestial look. Statement earrings are also big news, the bigger the better, from hoops to drops, ear bling is in. An old favourite and a timeless classic, pearls are still top of the list for elegance; opt for large statement pearls to add a modern twist, or small delicate pearls, for an understated demure look. We’re also seeing the rise of yellow gold accessories, along with rose and white gold; just make sure your choice of metal matches your wedding band or theme.

Bracelet ‘Long Island’

Tiara ‘Disire’

Tiara ‘Jacinta’

Earrings ‘Sorbonne’

Bracelet ‘Carlton’ Tiara ‘Pixie’ Hair Comb ‘Petunia’

All featured accessories by Ivory & Co

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deep and

Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Packham Bridesmaids

meaningful

We’re loving the deep burgundy and claret tones that are now creeping into weddings of all seasons. Not just for Autumn, burgundy teams perfectly with blush, navy, gold and champagne colour themes.

Suit & Tweed Waistcoat: Top Mark Menswear

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You’ll be

tickled pink to discover everything for the whole bridal party when you visit one of Doncaster’s leading bridal boutiques

The award-winning Tickled Pink Bridal Boutique has everything for the bride-to-be and her attendants; there’s even beautiful occasion outfits and accessories for the mothers-of-the-bride and bridegroom. Shop manager Shelley says Tickled Pink Bridal Boutique has been established over 30 years and continues to offer the same legendary personal service, value and choice. The boutique continues to offer top names including Maggie Sottero and Ronald Joyce, as well as an extensive choice of colours

and styles for bridesmaids from names including Dessy and is also expanding its menswear hire service to include the on-trend Torre ‘for sale’ range. Tickled Pink’s in-house design team also offer a unique range of dresses for younger flower girls. Shelley said: “Brides can come here and find everything for the whole wedding party. You don’t need to go anywhere else as we can take care of everything including accessories such as shoes, handbags, hats, fascinators, jewellery, tiaras, waistcoats, ties and much more. Everything can be

matched to your personal colour scheme and a full alterations service is provided to ensure a perfect fit for everyone.’’ Appointments can be made by ringing Shelley and her team on 01302 842234 and the shop is open six days a week including Saturdays 9am to 5pm and a late night opening on Thursday until 8pm. Free car parking is available close by for shop visitors.

Get in touch: Tel: 01302 842234 Email: shop@tickledpinkbridal.co.uk Web: www.tickledpinkbridal.co.uk

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{ MENSWEAR } Wilvorst

KEEP IT CASUAL

If you’re not the traditional or formal type, then why not keep it cool with a casual ensemble? If it suits your wedding style, then forget the top hat and tails or morning suit, throw caution to the wind and go for a two-piece. During the summer months you could drop the jacket all together and roll your sleeves up for a cool casual summer look.

SMART STYLING

Black is back, from smart suits to tuxedo’s, but more than just a black suit, tuxedos are back with a new look for the new season; sticking with black lapels but changing up the colour to bright blues and burgundies.

the MODERN man

Wilvorst

Torre

Wilvorst

From mismatched styling to formal evening wear and hues of blue to bold burgundies, here’s our round up of the latest menswear for the modern groom.

Torre

TWEED

Tweed, is still a firm favourite and can be suited to both formal and casual style weddings. Popular colours include traditional greens and browns, along with greys, blues and pastels.

Tweed suits by Torre

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Tweed waistcoats by Heirloom


Wilvorst

Wilvorst

VELVET/BURGUNDY Whether the groom opts for velvet accents such as a bowtie, braces or pocket square, or goes all out with their entire outfit in rich burgundy velvet, this fabric is looking to be a popular choice amongst modern grooms. Blue may be stealing the show at the moment, but burgundy is creeping in for both full suits and accessories. Watch this space!

MOODY BLUES Torre

Still a firm favourite for groomswear is blue suits, and although navy has been a mainstay for a long while, we’re seeing an uptake in brighter blues, along with pale and pastel blues.

MIX & MATCH

Many grooms are throwing the rule book of a traditional matching 3 piece out the window and opting for a mismatched suit for the big day, with contrasting colours and patterns including check and paisley, for a unique look to remember.

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Top Marks

It was Top marks again for Pontefract’s finest, Top Mark Suit Hire as they scooped their third award for ‘Best in Menswear’ across the Yorkshire region. With over 30 years’ experience leading the way in men’s formalwear, Top Mark Suit Hire are the industry specialists and the first choice in mind when it comes dressing the groom. Top Mark offers a large variety of suit styles and colours to suit a wide range of tastes and personalities, from relaxed options to smart evening wear. If your groom is more the traditional type, they have traditional tails that offer elegance and style, available in both herringbone and lightweight materials. Top Mark also caters for the modern groom, with slim fit suits in various colours including navy, charcoal and burgundy, which is emerging in popularity this season. Tweed is also still as popular as ever and Top Mark boasts a tweed colour range in wedding suits that are sure to impress any groom. If your groom wants to feel suave on his wedding day, a smart tuxedo is the ideal timeless option, with matching waistcoat and bow tie

to create the perfect ready to wed look! Top Mark invites you into their large, relaxed store to take a look at the impressive range of suits on offer, with experts on hand to offer advice on what will work best for you and your wedding. Make the multi-award winning Top Mark Suit Hire your top choice to ensure your groom gets Top Marks on the best day of your lives.

Award-winning menswear

Established for 30 years as Yorkshire’s leading formal suit hire specialist

Three-time winners of Best in Menswear Yorkshire

Get in touch: Tel: 01977 791882 Email: sales@top-mark.co.uk Web: www.top-mark.co.uk

From modern tweed suits and waistcoats, to traditional tails, come along, and try on some outfits in a relaxed atmosphere. To make an appointment or for more details, contact: Tel 01977

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The award-winning PA Jewellery in Sheffield is the perfect place to start your search for the wedding rings that will symbolise your commitment for years to come. Your wedding rings are the enduring sign of your promises to each other - so they need to be pretty special! When you’re choosing your wedding rings, the options can seem endless but the experts at PA Jewellery are there to guide you through the process. PA Jewellery offers a wide range of rings in both traditional and modern styles, available in a variety of precious metals and in your choice of widths and profiles. Established in Sheffield since 1976, the jewellery experts also offer a bespoke design service for couples with more specific ideas about the design of their rings. Working in the on-site jewellery workshop are highly experienced creative goldsmiths who can bring your ideas to life. Perhaps you have a family heirloom, a relative’s ring or other sentimental piece of jewellery – their expert goldsmiths can create a beautiful new ring out of your precious pieces. They can also craft a wedding ring to complement and fit perfectly

with your engagement ring. PA Jewellery also offers a range of beautiful engagement rings ranging from diamond solitaires to three stone rings, rubies, sapphires and much more for those just starting out on their commitment to each other. Situated out of town at The Old Bank, Commonside, they have the opportunity to display an extensive collection of rings in their spacious showroom and have their own car park for customer convenience. There are hundreds of designs available to try on including plain, patterned and stone-set wedding rings ranging from the classic to the contemporary. PA Jewellery offers genuine quality and value along with excellent customer service. Take a look at the website www. pajewellery.com for a selection of ideas and stunning designs.

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Mention I Do for 10% discount from your wedding rings including bespoke bands. Engagement ring completely refinished free of charge before your wedding Get in touch to discuss your requirements: Tel: 0114 266 9253 Email: gems@pajewellery.com Or call into our showroom: The Old Bank, 23 Commonside, Sheffield S10 1GD

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An impressive

fleet

at Cartwrights Cars, Huddersfield With 18 magnificent cars to choose from, arrive in style on your big day with help from Cartwrights Cars, who boast one of the largest fleets in Yorkshire. Cartwrights Cars, established for over 25 years on the outskirts of Huddersfield, offers a range of vehicles including vintage cars, convertibles, limousines and much more. All can be colour coded with ribbons and flowers for the big day and each car is guaranteed to be yours for as long as you need it with only one wedding booked for each car each day. It’s the little extras which really make Cartwrights Cars stand out from the rest – a chilled glass of champagne for the bride and groom to enjoy on their first journey as a married couple, the option of transport after the reception to a hotel or airport for a honeymoon get-away and the option of being able to use the car in photographs if the service and reception are at the same place. The chauffeur is always willing to take the bride and groom on an

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extra drive after the photographs, just to give them a little time together to catch their breath and relax after the service and before the wedding breakfast. Cartwrights Cars understand how important a wedding day is and will do everything possible to make sure the day runs as smoothly as it can. All cars have been carefully selected to accommodate brides’ dresses and the chauffeur also does a dummy run before each wedding to check the route and travelling time required. Nothing is left to chance with Cartwrights Cars - you can always be assured of a totally professional service. As soon as you have picked the date for your wedding, it’s a good idea to book your cars in plenty of time due to demand and to ensure you have a wide choice of vehicle. Book with Cartwrights Cars and

‘As soon as you have picked the date for your wedding, it’s a good idea to book your cars in plenty of time due to demand and to ensure you have a wide choice of vehicle’ you can relax in the knowledge that your vehicle will arrive on time and look a million dollars. The main cars chosen for weddings tend to be the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, Beauford Convertibles and Bramwith Limousines. If you prefer a more up-to-date mode of transport for your big day, then the sporty red Ferrari F430 could be a vehicle of choice or even the all American 1968 Pink Cadillac. Some car choices are available with an identical second car to transport the bridesmaids or parents of the bride and groom.

These include Imperials and a Regent Landaulette. If you want to arrive in style, then it has to be Cartwrights Cars on your big day. To take a look at the cars in more detail, log on to the website www.cartwrightcars.co.uk or look at the Facebook page @cartwrightscars. Appointments are always available to view the range of cars and talk through your individual requirements. Get in touch: Tel: 01484 428709/ 07850 784200 Email: enquiries@cartwrightscars.co.uk Web: www.cartwrightscars.co.uk


cartwrightscars.co.uk The North’s largest fleet of

wedding cars

Choice of 2 matching cars

Choice of 2 identical cars

Choice of 2 identical cars

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For bookings, further info or to request our full colour brochure: Tel: 01484 428 709 or 07850 784 200 Email: enquiries@cartwrightscars.co.uk To view our cars in more detail visit:

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3 easy pays

• Established over 25 years. • Book today, no deposit required. • Arrange an appointment with us to view all our cars at your leisure. • Large selection of cars to choose from. • Complimentary bubbly.

• Colour themed ribbons, bows and flowers. • No real time restraints. • Extra trips are welcome. • Ask about our discounts for a 2nd car. • Guaranteed to do only one wedding with each car per day.

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Fairytale MAKE IT A

ARRIVAL

For your storybook wedding, you have to have a fairytale car. Based on junction 31 of the M1, Fairytale Wedding Cars can make all your dreams come true and provide a fabulous vehicle to get you to your ceremony on time. Covering South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, this award-winning wedding car business has an excellent reputation. It has been a regional winner for the Best Wedding Transport Supplier in the National Wedding Industry Awards for three years and also picked up the Wedding Transport accolade in the 2017 I Do Wedding Awards. The business is run by Steve McDonald and his team who were

particularly proud and delighted to have won the I Do award last year. Steve, who established the business in 2008, has lovingly restored all the cars himself and always keeps them immaculate. Why not give the team a call and arrange to go and take a look at the range of wedding vehicles available to help you choose your transport for the big day. Every bridal couple is unique and Fairytale Wedding Cars will tailor a bespoke package to suit all your individual requirements. The outstanding fleet of cars and first class customer service will guarantee to start your day

‘For pure fantasy take a look at the Gold Vintage Badsworth and Bramwith together with the Viscount 3 which all offer that true fairytale theme’ off in style whatever your type of wedding. The range of cars include vintage, classic and modern, all of which can be suited to your very own requirements. For pure fantasy, take a look at the Gold Vintage Badsworth and Bramwith together with the Viscount 3, which all offer that true fairytale theme, while the elegance of their Bentley S1, Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II and III and Daimler DB18 all offer a touch of class. The Daimler DS420 offers comfort, style and space but if you want the ultimate wow factor, take a look at the ‘confetti car’, which showers a colourful array of biodegradable confetti angels, doves and rose petals. As the only car of its kind for miles around, it will definitely add a real talking point to any wedding and be something to remember for years to come. All the cars have their own fairytale nicknames such as Cinderella, Tink and Cinders, Tinkerbell and Tiana, Lily and Dolly which only adds to their unique feel. Customer satisfaction is key for

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Steve and his team, who are only happy when the brides and grooms are happy. With Fairytale Wedding Cars, it’s always the little extra finishing touches which make all the difference, such as the handmade bows and ribbons, or the first champagne ride together as husband and wife after the wedding ceremony. What a way to start married life - a journey in a truly beautiful and unique car, which is guaranteed to make you both feel like royalty. Your wedding guests will also be delighted to see you so happy on your special day. Start your very own fairytale with a helping hand from Fairytale Wedding Cars. To see the thoughts of delighted clients, have a look at the testimonials on the website and the Facebook page. Get in touch: Tel: 01909 807283 07968 078292 / 07545 977590 Email: info@fairytaleweddingcars.co.uk Web: www.fairytaleweddingcars.co.uk


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natural relaxed informal Established in 1984 and becoming a limited company in 2004, Altered Images is one of the longest established and most respected photographic companies in Yorkshire and the North of England. Being affiliated to all the major photographic and wedding organisations is your assurance of quality with a smile. Success has been due to progress. Altered Images has always been at the forefront of embracing and indeed developing new technologies of their own. With a wealth of experience, not only in techniques, but also with customer service makes them the perfect choice for any couple looking for the best available with sensible price-tags. With oodles of experience, Altered Images listen and tailor the photography of the day to each

couple’s individual specification. The style is truly natural, relaxed and informal. Nothing forced. A calm, but fun approach that blends in perfectly with the ethos of the day. Packages start with the tiniest of price tags for a variety of digital only packages and go on to the most prestigious album packages available anywhere in the world today. Albums are all hand-made in Italy and ooze with so much luxury, making any bride the envy of all her friends; presenting portraits and groups in sumptuous colour or intense black and white.

‘With oodles of experience, Altered Images listen and tailor the photography of the day to each couple’s individual specification.’

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Along with the photography, Altered Images offer their own Living Photos that are sure to blow you away. Videography with a difference and of course the ever popular and talked about Photobooths. These really are the icing on the cake for couples wishing to really finish their day with something fun and special and for the guests to talk about for weeks afterwards. If this has whetted your appetite then don’t delay to avoid disappointment. Contact either

Robert or Michele to discuss your plans, ideas and dreams, to see if they can make them come true. Anything that is possible is no trouble; if it is impossible it may take a little longer! Make an appointment and meet in the bijou studio without any obligation whatsoever for an informal chat – you will be made more than welcome! Get in touch: Tel: 01709 760 852 Email: info@alteredimages.eu Web: www.alteredimages.eu


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{ REAL LIFE WEDDING }

PETER & HANNAH’S

country retreat

Photography by Caitlin + Jones www.caitlinandjones.co.uk

WHEN: Saturday 30th September 2017 WHERE: The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Skipton

After 18 months of planning, the wedding of Peter and Hannah Jennings at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa on the outskirts of Skipton was everything they could have ever hoped for. Not only did the wedding party and guests enjoy a wonderful day, but also a fabulous weekend all together in the heart of some stunning North Yorkshire countryside. Hannah and Peter, who live on the outskirts of Huddersfield, both work for regional building societies and met through a mutual friend. After getting engaged, they began to plan their wedding and chose the Skipton hotel and spa because of its idyllic location on the edge of stunning open countryside. Almost 90 guests attended

the civil ceremony at 2pm on September 30, 2017 which was followed by a delicious threecourse wedding breakfast. The celebrations continued into the early hours with a party, live band, a buffet and a further 60 evening guests. One of the wedding guests had travelled from his home in South Africa to be with Hannah and Peter on their big day. Hannah, who works for the Yorkshire Building Society at the head office in Bradford, said: “Because a lot of the guests made a weekend of it and stayed at the

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hotel, we had time to spend with them all the day before, on the wedding day itself and also the day after. “All the girls got together in the spa the day before and enjoyed time together, while some of the boys went clay pigeon shooting.’’ On the wedding day itself, the weather was slightly mixed but this didn’t stop the wedding photographer capturing some great moments outside in the hotel’s extensive grounds. For the ceremony, Hannah wore a white lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, cap sleeves, a long train and a veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses, gypsophila and foliage. Her bridesmaids were her three best friends who wore steel grey dresses and carried bunches of gypsophila. The couple chose a naked wedding cake made of three tiers all in differing chocolate flavours. Hannah did much of the

planning herself but is full of praise for the Coniston Hotel and its staff. She said: “A friend of mine helped design the wedding stationery and we did our own ‘Save the Date’ notices. Luckily everything went to plan on the day itself and the hotel staff got everything spot on from start to finish. The staff were amazing and really helped to put us at ease with their great attention to detail.’’ Hannah said that for her, the best part of the wedding, was when her aunt read a poem which perfectly summed up the couple’s feelings and relationship. Two days after the wedding, Peter and Hannah left for a minihoneymoon to the Greek island of Zante, where they enjoyed a week relaxing in a spa resort before returning to work. Peter works for the Skipton Building Society in Leeds. They are planning a longer honeymoon to South Africa at a later date.

SHOPPING LIST Photographer: Caitlin + Jones Florist: The Hedgerow, Skipton Dress: Elenor Rose Bridal Prom & Evening Wear, Huddersfield Wedding Rings: Bradbury’s of Halifax Wedding Cake: All The King’s Cakes, Ilkley Wedding Invites: Poppies Wedding Stationery, Brighouse

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JAMES & EMILY’S

fabulously festive day

Photography by Gav Harrison Photography www.gavharrisonphotography.com

WHEN: Saturday 23rd December 2017 WHERE: Waterton Park Hotel, Wakefield

Following a Boxing Day wedding proposal, James and Emily Lawton knew that their big day had to be a winter wedding just before Christmas.

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The couple, who live in Halifax, were married at Waterton Park Hotel on the outskirts of Wakefield on Saturday December 23, 2017 and picked a fabulous fine, dry and crisp winter’s day which was perfect in every way. Emily said: “James proposed to me two years earlier in front of my parent’s Christmas tree, so it seemed fitting to be married so close to Christmas Day. We wanted a day full of richness, warmth and cosiness. Above all though, this was always going to be a big

wedding to bring together two amazing families. We are so family orientated and this shines through in everything I planned. Because, without love and family... what else really matters!?’’ For two years Emily planned the wedding down to the finest detail, using her very organised ‘teacher brain’. “The hotel does have a wedding planner and she was amazing but I really wanted to plan most things myself. We wanted a venue that offered accommodation as well and

I couldn’t fault it. Our 93 day guests enjoyed an amazing five-course wedding breakfast and we were joined by another 90 people for the evening party.’’ Because the wedding was so near Christmas, the couple chose a champagne and red wine colour theme for their day which was echoed in the reception decor, the flowers and five-tier wedding cake. The couple even organised a snow machine, a magician at the drinks reception, some personalised beers and had their


‘It was all very emotional. The ceremony was so special for us as we wrote our own wedding vows’ names projected onto the outside of the venue’s manor house. Despite all the amazing attention to detail, their favourite part of the day was the wedding ceremony and for Emily, being walked down the aisle by her dad after he had seen her for the first time in her wedding gown. She said: “It was all very emotional. The ceremony was so special for us as we wrote our own wedding vows and had three readings. At the reception we had a video message from my brother Kyle who is serving with the Army in Afghanistan.

Before the wedding, my bridesmaids presented me with a beautiful hamper of favourite things which was also very emotional.’’ For the civil ceremony, Emily wore a hand made Adam Shaw Couture wedding gown. The exclusive dress, from the Huddersfield-based designer, was created in a blush shade with a fitted lace bodice adorned with Swarovski crystals, a cape-effect at the shoulder and a ball gown skirt. Her veil was held in place with a beaded hair piece.

She carried a bouquet of champagne roses. Emily had six bridesmaids, three of whom wore champagne coloured dresses and the other three wore gowns in a red wine shade. They all carried rustic style bouquets trimmed with berries, pine cones and foliage. Among the guests (for the photographs) was the couple’s Border Collie dog Bobby. Emily is a primary school teacher in Halifax, soon to be relocating to Bangkok and James is a project manager for a housing company. During the Easter holidays after their Christmas wedding, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon visiting Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong.

SHOPPING LIST Photography: Gav Harrison Photography Brides’ Dress: Adam Shaw Couture Shoes: Kurt Geiger Wedding Rings: Walkers at Fillans Independent Jewellers, Huddersfield Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Debenhams Hair/Make-up: Jakeman & Green Hair and Make up, Ripon Groomswear: Joshua Adams, Cleckheaton Stationery: Lucy Maloney Bouquets & Buttonholes: The Yorkshire Florist, Ripponden Venue Flowers: West End Florist, Wakefield Cake: Cakes by Flossie Venue Dresser: Cushty Chair Covers Transport: Cartwright Cars Videography: Terry Mullaney Photobooth: Yorkshire Photobooth Magician: Mark Waddington Lighting: Wedding Venue Lighting Mirrors/Printing/Table Plan/ Wooden Place Names: Julia Charlton

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LLOREN & JONATHAN’S

meadow wedding

Photography by Clive Miller Photography www.clivemillerphotography.co.uk

WHEN: Saturday 16th June 2018 WHERE: All Saints Church, Misterton / Loversall Farm, Doncaster

A Midnight proposal on London’s Tower Bridge was followed 18 months later by a traditional church wedding for newlyweds Jonathan and Lloren Goodall. The couple were married at All Saints Church, Misterton and then enjoyed a wedding reception hosted by Unique Occasions at Loversall Farm near Doncaster. Lloren said, “We wanted a wedding that was a representation of us as a couple. We had giant tipis in a wedding meadow which was the perfect backdrop for our own country life. Our table names were names of tents we have owned as we are avid campers.’’ The wedding on Saturday June 16, 2018 was organised entirely by Lloren after she had recovered

from the shock of the Tower Bridge proposal. “It was totally unexpected. We had gone away to London for my birthday and the proposal was a wonderful way to end our day of sightseeing in the capital.’’ The couple have been together for over 14 years and have two children - but still wanted to have the wedding of their dreams. “It was the most incredible day and not a thing went wrong. All our suppliers were wonderful and it was a very relaxed and wonderful day,’’ said Lloren.

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For the ceremony, Lloren, who had lost three stone in weight ready for the big day and was given away by her mum Gill Moran, wore an ivory Princess style gown with a lace bodice, full tulle skirt, lace-up corset style back and diamante belt at the waist. She carried a rustic style bouquet of mixed pastel flowers and was attended by five bridesmaids who wore blush pink dresses and carried bunches of gypsophila. The couple’s son Jackson (aged seven) was a pageboy and their daughter Myla (aged five) was the flower girl. Lloren said: “When my mum was getting re-married, my sister and I went with her to look for a dress. I picked out a gown which I really loved. Later when I got engaged, I went back to the bridal shop with a photo of the dress and amazingly they still had one. It must have been fate.’’ After the service, the couple and

their guests enjoyed a fabulous reception in the wedding meadow at Loversall Farm and Jonathan and Lloren spent their wedding night in the venue’s Hideaway Hut. After being served delicious canapes, all the guests enjoyed a traditional roast beef dinner followed by dessert. In the evening, the celebrations continued and everyone enjoyed a party with a hog roast supper. In keeping with their wedding colour theme, the couple had a three tier wedding cake decorated with flowers, raffia and cupcakes. Following the big day, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon to Iceland and are also planning a family holiday to the Greek island of Rhodes. Lloren said: “We really did have a fabulous day after all the hard work of planning the wedding. We both loved every minute of our special day and it was wonderful to finish off the day with photographs in the sunset.’’

SHOPPING LIST Photograpers: Clive Miller Photography, Mark Phillips, Retford Caterer: Jaysters Catering, Bawtry Flowers: Olive Ivy, Misterton Make-up: Sam Holloway Beauty Studio, Sheffield Hair: Olivia of Secretly Beautiful, Misterton Transport: Fabulous Cars, Misterton Hog Roast: Hepys Hog Roast, Misterton Cake: Bobbins Bakes & Cakes - Sherry Spence Brides Dress & Adult Bridesmaids: It’s Bliss, Doncaster Small Bridesmaids: Monsoon Flower Girl Dress: Debenhams Groomswear: It’s Bliss, Doncaster Rings: Time for Diamonds, Bawtry Stationery: All handmade - family friend Chris Atkinson Decor: Iris Wedding/Occasion Hire

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ALEX & CATHRYN’S

relaxed celebrations Photography by Louise Pollitt Photography www.louisepollittphotography.com

WHEN: Friday 6th July 2018 WHERE: Wakefield Town Hall / Oulton Hall, Leeds

Alex and Cathryn Worth’s big day was a true family occasion - with their nine-year-old twin daughters walking down the aisle as their bridesmaids.

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Daughters Emily and Jennifer were thrilled to play a pivotal role in their mum and dad’s big day and even more thrilled when they were invited to go on a two-week honeymoon to Cyprus with them. Cathryn said, “Everyone asked if we were going on honeymoon alone but we couldn’t leave them out. We worked around the school holiday dates and booked for the four of us to go together.’’ The family only recently returned from their ‘honeymoon’ after their wedding at Wakefield Town Hall on

Friday July 6 this year. For the wedding ceremony, attended by nearly 40 guests, Cathryn chose an ivory gown with a long train, flared skirt and a corset style bodice. She carried a cascading bouquet of sunflowers and white roses in memory of her late mother who loved sunflowers. Including the couple’s twin daughters, they had three bridesmaids who wore silvery lilac dresses and carried similar flowers to the bride and wore flower crowns in their hair.

Following the wedding ceremony, the couple and more guests enjoyed an informal reception at Oulton Hall near Leeds, where they were served a barbecue on the balcony of the Claret Jug Restaurant overlooking the 18th hole of the golf course. Cathryn said, “We didn’t want a formal sit down meal for our reception, so organised something much more casual for our guests, which went on into the evening with more celebrations and a DJ. The weather was fabulous with


‘What we wanted really was quite a low key wedding which was different to the norm and more informal. Our guests loved it and all had a great time, and we had a fabulous day so we couldn’t have asked for more’ hot sunshine all day, perfect for us all sitting out on the balcony to enjoy our food. All our guests loved it and thought it was a great idea.’’ Although Cathryn did most of the wedding planning herself, it was husband Alex who took on the role of decking up the venue with sunflowers to tie in with the theme of the day.

“He’s more artistic than me”, said Cathryn. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, the couple opted for cupcakes with sunflower icing toppers. “The day was fabulous with everything going to plan, apart from having to rush around a little to get ready. You always think you have plenty of time and then realise it’s

nearly time to set off. The staff at Oulton Hall were brilliant too and the best part of the day for me was when the photographer took the two of us off to have our wedding photographs done in the beautiful grounds. What we wanted really was quite a low key wedding which was different to the norm and more informal. Our guests loved it and all had a great time, and we had a fabulous day so we couldn’t have asked for more,’’ she said. Alex, who works as a retail business consultant for EE, and Cathryn, a patient secretary, met 15 years ago in a nightclub in Wakefield. They live in Leeds with their twins.

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{ REAL LIFE WEDDING }

JIMMY & ANNA’S

country garden wedding

Photography by Joanne Jacobs Photography www.jojacobsphotography.com

WHEN: September 2017 WHERE: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The stunning surroundings of The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland was the setting for the wedding of Jimmy and Anna Hampshire in September 2017. The bride, a marketing manager, and the bridegroom, a company director, chose the venue for their wedding after visiting the popular garden the previous year on their fifth anniversary. The couple met on a blind date at The Huntsman pub above Holmfirth after being set up by a mutual friend six years ago. Since then they have set up home together in the village of Meltham near Holmfirth and started to plan their wedding after Jimmy proposed on a Cornish beach during a summer holiday in 2016. Anna did most of the wedding planning herself, using her design experience to create unique wedding invitations, place cards, a welcome board, table plan and much more. She also planned the venue décor, table settings

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and room staging herself. For the ceremony, held in the pavilion which has a backdrop overlooking the garden’s impressive fountain, the bride wore an ivory lace Maggie Sottero dress with cap sleeves, a fitted bodice and short train. She carried a bouquet of white Yorkshire roses and greenery. Her bridesmaids wore silver grey dresses, all in slightly different styles, and carried similar flowers to the bride. Her younger bridesmaid was her sister Esha, who wore pink. After the ceremony, all the guests had time to take in the splendour of The Alnwick Garden and enjoy a drinks reception with canapes while the wedding photographs were being taken. Music was provided by a very popular wedding singer who kept


“All our guests loved the garden setting, it couldn’t have been more special. The whole day was wonderful and made extra special because my dad was able to be with us”

all the guests entertained before a wedding breakfast was held for nearly 70 guests with a three-course meal. The celebrations continued into the evening with dancing and a buffet supper for guests. Jimmy and Anna broke with tradition and chose a four-tier cheese wedding cake, along with a table of various home-made cakes, which proved very popular with their guests. One of the most welcome guests at the wedding was the bride’s father Paul Haigh who travelled nearly 13,000 miles from his home in Wellington, New Zealand to be there. Anna said, “We had a perfect wedding day, everything went to plan and we couldn’t have asked for better weather or a more perfect venue. We fell in love with The Alnwick Garden when we visited the previous year and decided straight away that we wanted to

have our wedding there.” The Alnwick Garden was created by the Duchess of Northumberland from a forgotten plot of land and is adjacent to Alnwick Castle, where much of the Harry Potter movie series was made. The garden was designed for all four seasons of the year and includes a beautiful Cherry Blossom walk, walled garden, maze, a poison garden and has a large cascading fountain at its centre. “All our guests loved the garden setting, it couldn’t have been more special. The whole day was wonderful and made extra special because my dad was able to be with us,” said Anna. A few days after the wedding, the couple left for a 10-day honeymoon to the island of Bali where they enjoyed three days in Bali’s cultural centre of Ubud followed by seven days in the beach resort of Seminyak.

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{ FLOWERS }

beautiful

blooms

GREENERY

Your choice of flowers is one of the main talking points of any wedding. There’s so much choice and so many styles, it can be hard to know where to begin.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourites with a few tips to help you on your way to choosing your beautiful blooms.

Greenery

This year - and looking ahead to 2019 - green foliage is still big news for wedding flowers following on from Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 - greenery and the 2018 Royal Wedding. Just as St George’s Chapel in Windsor was dressed with green foliage, white garden roses, foxgloves and peonies, you too can opt for the same stunning green and white combination although obviously on a smaller scale and to suit your budget. This combination of natural greens with paper-white flowers is the hottest look around, according to top flower designers and florists.

WILD & WINTERY

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Natural

The whole ‘natural’ look can also be captured in one of the season’s other big looks: meadow flowers. The key to a ‘meadow’ bouquet is to ask for light and textured foliage combined with lots of small florals and buds with just a few bolder blooms to stand out. Pastel shades such as soft pinks, lilacs and creams will continue to be popular to create a real feeling of romance and traditional English garden.


Seasonal

Your choice of flowers can often depend on the time of year. Choosing flowers that are in season can often be best for your budget as out of season flowers will be mush more difficult to source. If you have a spring or summer wedding, then delicate soft pastel shades are perfect. However if you’re booking a winter wedding, then deeper colours seem better suited to the season, although some brides opt for winter white, champagne or pale blue blooms. Likewise, autumn bouquets conjure up thoughts of seasonal rich shades with couples opting for burgundies, navy blues and burnt oranges.

Time to prepare

At the beginning of your search for the perfect flowers, set a budget and stick to it. So that a florist can plan your wedding flowers to perfection, it’s a good idea to give several months notice ahead of the big day. With some florists being booked up a year and more in advance it’s a good idea to meet with your florist soon after your planning has begun.

BRIGHT & BOLD

PRETTY PASTELS

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{ INVITES }

you’re

invited

There’s nothing more exciting than a little paper prettyness landing on your doorstep and giving your guests their first glimpse into your big day.

So you’ve set the date, booked your venue and have decided on your day’s style, it’s now time to announce it to your loved ones.

Save the dates

Give your guests the heads up with a ‘Save the Date’ card. Usually sent out around 12 months ahead, they are especially useful when getting married abroad or during busy times like school holidays, bank holidays and Christmas. Normally reserved for all day guest’s, they’re not a necessity, but will increase your guests chance of attendance.

Your style

Whether you’re opting for a traditional affair, a relaxed event or something completely wacky, your invitation design and wording should hint towards the formality of your wedding, including your colour and theme.

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Sending your invitations

Once you’ve confirmed the finer details, it’s time to send your main invites. They should include all the details your guest needs to know; when, where and rsvp details. Additional information you may wish to include is gift details, recommended accommodation, dress code (if there is one), children (if opting for an adult only day). The general rule is to send them a few months ahead of the big day. Some couples choose to send them 6 months or more ahead, especially when organising a large event or around busy times, to ensure everything is confirmed in advance and saving last minute stresses.

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{ CAKES }

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hot

cakes Possibly our favourite article to write (because who doesn’t like talking about cake) is what’s hot in wedding cakes for this season.

NAKED

Naked

Popularity for naked cakes is at an all-time high with no sign of slowing down. These cakes lend themselves well to rustic and casual themed weddings, looking completely effortless but tasting amazing. Couples are adding fresh fruits atop these cakes for a fresh and inviting look.

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Botanical

We’re seeing lots of real floral and greenery accents on cakes this new season. With a lot of focus on cactus decorations believe it or not; watch those spikes though if you get a slice!

Gold accents

Veering off from the full metallic display this wedding season, we’re seeing a lot of gold decoration in wedding cakes, whether it’s gold leaf, or gold painted fondant displayed like a regal crown on the top tier. Gold is in!

Black

A new emerging trend this season is black wedding cakes; with the addition of gold accents, this is tipped to be a big trend next year. Mixed with different textures such as ruffles and baroque detailing, a black wedding cake is a real statement centrepiece for your wedding.

Celestial

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Taking influence from the geode cake, celestial looking cakes are in for next season. With marbled tiers complimenting a painted starlit sky, couples can cut into a black as night sponge for a dramatic yet delectable effect.

BOTANICAL


HAND PAINTED

Hand painted

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Focusing in on hand-painted cake, brides are now going for hand painted floral cake creations, eliminating the need for real flower decoration. This creates a dainty and feminine looking wedding cake that’s pleasing on the eye.

Square

Starting to emerge and sure to be trending soon, are square wedding cakes. Three square tiers offer something different to the round cake (and you get more slices out of them too!). From naked squares, to flavoured fondant covered loveliness, the square wedding cake is one to watch!

White fondant

A mainstay for the new wedding season, traditional cakes are as popular as ever, and lend themselves well to any theme of wedding too. We’re seeing white cakes mixed with gold tones and made square, for a cake that’s traditional with a modern twist!

SQUARE

Geometric

We’re still seeing geometric cakes, but as more of an accent, rather than a full on geometric design all over the cake. Whether hand painted, or cut out fondant shapes displayed along the cake in a sweeping fashion, geometric is holding its own in the trending stakes.

To top it all off!

We’re also seeing a lot of funky cake toppers if you want to add a bit of something extra personalised to your cake. From the bride & groom’s names to lego characters, and even jigsaw pieces that fit together with the couple’s names on, adding a super romantic touch.

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{ VENUES }

State of the art spa facilities

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Beautiful outdoor space over-looking the Yorkshire countryside

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Ceremonies & Receptions

315 offers various contemporary suites wonderfully set for your wedding ceremony and reception. The Conservatory is ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings, and with beautiful views over the Yorkshire countryside, it’s the perfect romantic setting to say ‘I Do’. For larger ceremonies, The Ingram Suite can seat up to 100 wedding guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. This suite also has a dedicated rear entrance with its own private bar area, adding that exclusivity feel to your special day.

Bespoke Menu

Head Chef and Director Jason Neilson is highly acclaimed for his culinary excellence having trained with top TV chef Raymond Blanc. The team will work with you to create a bespoke wedding menu that’s worthy of 315’s two awarded AA Rosettes in fine dining. You can opt for a set menu or design and create something completely out of this world, that’s unique to you and your wedding theme. With everything from street food buffets serving curried goat and Mediterranean fish kebabs, to more traditional options

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such as pan-fried salmon or beef wellington; all their food is cooked fresh in-house, from locally sourced ingredients, so you can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality food that’s available.

Stunning Rooms

The rooms at 315 really are stunning and provide a relaxing and comfortable space to unwind both before and after the wedding. Along with the contemporary bridal suite, 315 now has a total of 18 bedrooms allowing for plenty of accommodation for the bridal party and guests. All rooms are individually designed with luxury en-suites and modern facilities. Wedding parties also receive a special room rate, available at time of booking.

State of the Art Spa

The state of the art health and wellbeing spa at 315 has had rave reviews since opening in early 2017 and it’s easy to see why. Boasting a range of spa features including a hydropool, salt steam room, rain dance shower, bio sauna, relaxation space, manicure area and treatment rooms, treat yourself and your bridal party to a pre-wedding pampering day and indulge your senses to truly relax before you say ‘I Do’. With a choice of treatments available, a 315 Bridal Spa Day will leave you feeling rejuvenated, ready for the best day of your life.

Landscaped Gardens

Picturesque gardens, a glorious woodland terrace with canopy and permanent gazebos overlook the beautiful Yorkshire countryside at 315. The outdoor space provides the ideal location for your wedding photos. Use this idyllic backdrop to set the scene for forever-lasting photographic memories of your wedding day. Whatever you choose for your wedding, feel safe in the knowledge that Jason and his team will look after you from start to finish, and will go above and beyond to make sure that your wedding day goes off perfectly, leaving you to enjoy your newlywed status.

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{ VENUES }

perfect venue

FIND YOUR

Rustic Barn Wedding

Bring the outside in

Castle, country house, hotel.... today’s list of potential wedding venues is endless. Although a church wedding is still a popular choice, more and more couples are opting for a civil ceremony where the formalities, reception and evening celebrations can all take place under the same roof. This is where venues like hotels and country houses come into their own. When opting for this style of venue, you’ll have your own wedding planner to help with the organisation of the big day, which is a real bonus; hotels and country houses tend to have ample accommodation for travelling guests too. An alternative option, usually suitable all year round, is to book a marquee in the grounds of a hotel or country house. Or if you want a real outdoor feel, a luxury tipi or even a wedding barn could be the thing for you. There is still, however, a lot to consider before finally deciding on your chosen venue.

Things you need to think about include:

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Do you want a local venue or do you want your wedding in a venue further afield? Perhaps you have a favourite destination like the Lake District, Scotland or by the coast. Most couples choose a venue local to them, but it’s becoming popular to travel out of area and make a weekend of it. Just make sure the venue has enough accommodation for travelling guests. Failing that, check out the surrounding area to find out if there plenty of alternatives close by. Weddings abroad are still a popular choice too, with Cyprus, Italy and the Caribbean high on the hit list, along with luxury cruises and yachts.

Marquee Wedding Enjoy the outdoors all year round

For an outdoor shindig

BOOKING IT

How soon in advance does a booking have to be made? Venues do get booked up very quickly, so as soon as you have a date in mind, it is a good idea to start looking. You don’t want to set your heart on a place to find it is fully booked up, as popular venues can be booked a couple of years in advance. Don’t be afraid to make your booking in good time... you’ll be amazed how time really does fly by and your big day will have arrived before you know it.

STYLE STAKES

Hotel/Country House Wedding

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Tipi Wedding

Does the venue match your style of wedding? Never book a venue without seeing it, on photos alone. You need to get a feel for the place, see where your wedding photos could be taken, see how the service and reception would be laid out and take a look at the accommodation for yourself and your guests. Make sure the decor doesn’t clash with the style you have in mind. Take a look at your food options too. Most venues will cater for both formal and informal dining, but make sure you ask.

SIZE MATTERS

Is it large enough to cater for all your guests? If you’re looking for somewhere to hold a larger wedding, your options may be a little more limited. But fear not, with a little searching, you’ll find there are still plenty of venues out there that can cater for the whole day for larger weddings too.

CHECK IT OUT

Do your homework and look at venues in your chosen area and make a list of possible venues once you have a date in mind. The internet is a great place to start in your search for a venue. You can look at venues in your area, as well as across every part of the UK and find out as much information as possible. Once you have narrowed down your choice, it’s time to arrange a visit. Most venues will offer a show round at a convenient time for you. Go and discuss your plans and see if the venue fits your ideas and aspirations. For more venue ideas visit the I Do online directory at www.ido-magazine.co.uk


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Even more to offer at Ringwood With the addition of their new Garden Secret Spa, Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa near Chesterfield now has even more to offer you and your guests. Ideal for the bride and her attendants to use the day before the wedding - or even book for a special get-together in the run-up to the big day the spa hidden away in the hotel grounds is also a special bonus for wedding guests to use for a little ‘me’ time during their stay. Offering a full range of treatments, the new spa is a perfect way to treat yourself and all your guests. Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa, situated on the edge of the Peak District, really does offer the perfect venue for your special day. Sitting in six acres of stunning gardens amidst 29 acres of Derbyshire parkland, the hotel is the perfect all year round wedding venue. A number of secret gardens are located in the grounds, all perfect for charming and innovative wedding photography. All the gardens have been

restored to reflect their Victorian heritage. Various wedding packages are available from this award-winning venue which was voted the “Best Wedding Venue in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire 2016”. The hotel was also a finalist in the “Best Wedding Venue in East Midlands 2017“ in the prestigious I Do Magazine Wedding Awards. Whether you’re planning a large gathering or a smaller, more intimate wedding, you can rest assured that every detail will be planned to perfection by the Ringwood team. From the stunning marquee located in its own landscaped gardens which also allows external catering options, to beautiful reception rooms in the 19th Century Manor House, and amazing food to luxurious accommodation, Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa is a must see for any couple in search of a top class venue. Get in touch: Telephone: 01246 280077 Email: weddings@ringwoodhallhotel.com Web: www.ringwoodhallhotel.com

If you are looking for a Peak District, Derbyshire or South Yorkshire wedding venue, come and view our beautiful 19th Century Manor House. Set in 6 acres of formal gardens and surrounded by 29 acres of parkland, Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa is ideally located on the ‘gateway’ to the Peak District.

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Daytime, evening or weekend showrounds available, contact our wedding team for an appointment T: 01246 280077 E: weddings@ringwoodhallhotel.com W: www.ringwoodhallhotel.com

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Whitley Hall is an ivy-clad 16th century mansion surrounded by 20 acres of stunning gardens and grounds.

Nestled in a peaceful valley, the hotel is a perfect backdrop for you to create a unique, elegant and unforgettable day for you and your family and friends. The dedicated wedding team are there to advise and guide you from the moment you book your wedding until you check out of the hotel as a happily married couple.

A stunning venue with a romantic backdrop and first class hospitality. .

Contact one of the team at weddings@whitleyhall.com to arrange a show around of Whitley Hall. With traditional wood panelled walls and a majestic fireplace, the Whitley suite creates a romantic and picturesque backdrop to host your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 100 guests and evening reception for up to 120 guests. Or for more intimate weddings, the Parker suite with its original exposed stone wall offers an idyllic setting. Also boasting a private heated terrace and a lake with its own pier, the Parker suite can host your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to 60 guests

and evening reception for up to 80 guests. The 32 ensuite bedrooms are all individually designed and decorated. The team work hard to make sure all the rooms reflect the traditional architecture of Whitley Hall with exposed stone walls and wooden beams, whilst also providing all the essential modern luxuries such as whirlpool baths and Juliet balconies overlooking the private lake. The friendly, professional team at Whitley Hall are there to help your wedding dreams come true.

Get in touch: Tel: 0114 245 4444 Email: weddings@whitleyhall.com Web: www.whitleyhall.com

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industrial LUXE

Nature features heavily in wedding décor this season, with a slight move to the industrial, featuring greenery and metallic accents as popular decor themes. Table centres help add height to the table décor with metallic geometric vases and bell jars featuring greenery for a natural look that’s both modern and industrial. There’s also emphasis on foliage table runners, leaving out the flowers for a more laid back, bare look. The nature theme continues

with the addition of laser cut wooden place names and small foliage bouquets as a wedding favours. Also emerging is a celestial décor theme, featuring crystals and gemstones as both favours and name places for a sparkly touch that your guests can enjoy.

Wreaths and blossom trees are in this season, with an overarching influence on a natural, yet refined decor look for the ceremony and throughout the venue. Metallic table runners work well with stripped back floral arrangements, featuring fern and lavender accents, which give a subtle nod to Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultra Violet. Also big news on the decor

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scene are floral chandeliers hanging from the ceiling with green accents and florals draped throughout the venue. Industrial hung lighting is also emerging as a popular option, with the addition of suspended geometric shapes dotted throughout. Perspex chairs are another emerging trend this season, creating a clean backdrop that can work well with any décor theme.


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rustic

woodland Rustic and woodland are still storming ahead in wedding décor popularity, with brides opting for a relaxed, stripped back feel to their wedding. Table Décor

Log slices are still really popular in rustic weddings and add the perfect base for wild flower centrepieces in mason jars tied with brown string. Single white floating tea lights also feature in rustic décor and give a warm relaxing glow for the perfect laid back atmosphere, which completes the rustic theme.

Favours and Nameplaces

Rustic favours in the form of seeds to grow your own flowers are popular rustic choices. Some couples are also opting for home-made preserves or liqueurs in tiny mason jars as a quirky, yet rustic gift for their guests. Small log slices with guest names printed on for name places also double up as a nice gift for the guests to take home after the wedding.

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Ceremony Décor

Hessian chair covers, with single sunflowers tied into the bow are a simple, yet colourful addition to any ceremony décor. Rustic weddings are also featuring woven branch archways with fairy lights wrapped around for the perfect focal point to say your ‘I Do’s’.

Reception Décor

Rustic wooden signs for ‘this way to the reception’ or wooden plaques with song lyrics emblazoned on them are still big hitters. Upturned wooden crates are also being fashioned as guest seating and as plinths for love letter displays. Wine barrels have been upcycled into tables for popcorn stations or even into ice boxes for bottled drinks for the guests to enjoy.


CRESWELL Events Centre

The ideal venue for your special day

Nestled close to the Nottinghamshire countryside, Creswell Events Centre is the ideal venue for your special day. If you’re searching for the perfect blank canvas to transform into your own bespoke wedding landscape, look no further. Creswell Events Centre has a full wedding license for civil ceremonies; with a ceremony room holding 70 seated guests, and a main hall catering for 150 for a sit down wedding meal and up to 250 for the evening festivities, you have the perfect space to take your wedding from day to night. We also have a huge 24ft well-stocked bar, so your wedding guests can enjoy our ever-growing range of gins on offer (currently 14 different varieties), along with exciting cocktails and beers also available.

If it’s stunning wedding photos you’re after, the historic Creswell Crags is less than a mile away, creating the perfect dramatic, yet serene countryside atmosphere that you can treasure forever. Also, Brand new for 2019, we will be unveiling our beautiful walled garden; an intimate outdoor space for guests to relax and enjoy pre-dinner refreshments before they party the night away. Here at Creswell Events Centre, we want your wedding day to be just perfect and unique to you; we offer a complete bespoke service to cater to all your requirements to ensure you have a wedding day to remember.

Get in touch with our wedding coordinator for more information or to arrange a showround

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Let there be

light

Award Winning Wedding Venue Lighting is the ideal place to find everything for your venue lighting requirements. With Best Venue Décor and Best Exhibition Stand among their recent awards, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a specialist when it comes to dressing your wedding venue. Experts in their field, Wedding Venue Lighting can provide an astonishing range of lighting products with everything from

starlight dance floors, elegant draping, twinkle curtains, light up archways, projection letters, a magic mirror photo booth and everything in between. They are experienced in working in a variety of venues, both large and small, so can use the existing surroundings to create the perfect mood and ambience for your special day, whether you have 40 or 400 guests attending. Owner Matt Butcher has many years of experience within the lighting & entertainment industry, and he will work with you to create a bespoke lighting décor package that suits the theme of your wedding and creates the perfect

atmosphere for your special day. When booking Wedding veue Lighting, you’re dealing direct, so you can have the confidence that your hired equipment will arrive on time in pristine condition, guaranteed. They also work UK wide, and test all equipment regularly to meet the highest standards. Let Matt at Wedding Venue Lighting transform your venue and add that all important WOW factor to the best day of your life.

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{ FOOD }

FLORAL

MINI

food FOR thought No longer an afterthought at the wedding reception, couples are turning it up a notch by having the food as the centre of attention with the wedding day revolving entirely around it. Let’s see what’s on the menu. Floral flavours are in

Edible flowers and floral flavours like elderflower and lavender are really sky-rocketing in popularity this year. A welcome addition to wedding menus, these flavours are also being incorporated into cocktails too.

Locally sourced fare

Couples want to know more about where their food comes from these days. So free-range and locally bred/sourced foodie fare is a must for the wedding menu. Some couples are also incorporating fresh foods that are served as they are; raspberries and cherry tomatoes offer wonderful flavour with no prep work.

Meat free menus

With the increase in vegan culture and focus largely heading towards meat free, many newlyweds are opting for a one size fits all approach with their wedding menus. No more separate menus for those who don’t eat meat; couples are creating menus to bring everyone together to experience a totally plant-based wedding menu.

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Miniature menu

Food served in tiny proportions is looking to be a big hit in new season weddings. Many couples are opting for scaled down versions of their favourites, so their guests can snack and converse at the same time. Mini doughnuts, quiches, slider burgers and chocolate dipped strawberries are just a few of what’s trending in miniature!

Comfort food

Whether that’s a cheese toastie with a tomato soup shooter, or a gravy filled Yorkshire pudding with an artisanal twist, the focus on comfort food has grown massively this wedding season. Comfort food menus can be completely personalised to the happy couples’ taste.

Mobile food vans

With everything from pizza to burritos, mobile food vans are brilliant at serving up a bit of what you fancy, and couples are even opting for multiple vans to offer more choice for their guests. Think fish and chips next to hot freshly cooked doughnuts and you’re onto a winner!

COMFORT

Raising the bar There’s a huge variety of mobile trucks available serving all your favourite alcoholic beverages in re-invented quirky styles! A great idea for self catered and outdoor weddings.

Gin

Still steaming ahead in popularity, Gin bars are sweeping the wedding nation. With so many varieties on offer, it would take a true connoisseur to test them all. We volunteer!

Prosecco

Always a winner, prosecco bars are inviting guests to pimp theirs up by way of fresh fruits and flavoured liqueurs for a truly personalised drink!

Craft Ale

One for the more traditional drinkers among wedding guests, but daring enough to try craft ale. These mobile bars seem to be doing really well at weddings right now, and boast artisan ales and beers from all over the world, so there’s never a lack of choice whatever you fancy.

Something different

For the non-alcoholic guests (including children), there’s allsorts to go at including milkshake bars, smoothie vans and even artisanal coffee trucks offering great alternatives to boozy beverages.


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{ ENTERTAINMENT }

games begin LET THE

Once the formalities are over, it’s time to relax and let your hair down. What better Photobooths Now a mainstay for most way than with a little wedding entertainment... wedding receptions, the

DJ/ Disco

Always a favourite at any reception, the DJ is the one who helps break the ice and create the atmosphere for the evening. Personalised playlists are key and DJs now come packed with professional lighting displays to create the mood for dancing the night away.

Arcade Games

Fun for all ages, arcade games bring the nostalgia to your wedding reception and leave your adult guests feeling more like kids again with memorable favourites such as Pacman, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders.

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Singing Waiters

This is only just beginning to gain momentum, but singing waiters are sure to be a big hit with 2018/2019 weddings. Hidden among the normal waiting staff, the singing waiters wait for their cue, then burst into song. This is a real crowd-pleaser and a fab icebreaker too.

Fairground Games

Fairground wedding games are a huge hit this year, with hook-aduck, coconut shy and ring toss all being major players. Other popular outdoor wedding games are large scale jenga, connect 4 and even crazy golf.

photobooth continues to be updated with vintage booths and fully customisable booths that fit perfectly with the theme of your wedding. Look out for the magic mirror experience, where guests are invited to touch the mirror and strike a pose. Outdoor photobooths are also starting to trend, in the form of campervans and even taxis, so watch this space!

Live Performances

Perfect for outdoor weddings, live performances get your guests excited and the atmosphere becomes electric. Think fire displays, roaming wedding artists, violinists and magicians. These add something extra special to a wedding reception and you can feel the mood lighten instantly.

Popcorn Station

Fully stocked with syrup flavours, spices and individual bags, the popcorn station is an alternative to a sweet cart for those who enjoy their favourite cinema snack at any time of the day.

Something Sweet

A firm favourite for all, young and old, sweet carts are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Incorporating classics like foam bananas with more modern sweets, sweet carts are always a big hit at weddings.

Children’s Tables

Mask making, colouring books and crafts on children’s tables are great for keeping the little ones quiet and giving the grown-up’s a rest.


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{ AWARDS }

what a night! A fantastic evening was had by all at I Do’s annual Wedding Awards celebrating local wedding suppliers and supporting a very worthy charity. Now in its fourth year, the I Do Wedding Awards have become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the local wedding industry’s calendar. The stunning Ballroom at Sheffield City Hall once again played host to this glamorous evening as the top wedding suppliers from the Yorkshire, Humberside and East Midlands regions came together to celebrate their collective successes. Decided entirely by the votes of the brides and grooms who have personally used these wedding suppliers, the 2018 awards saw over 400 entrants, with over 100 making the finals and 25 being announced as category winners. In true Hollywood glitz style, a red carpet arrival and champagne reception welcomed the evening’s guests and made them feel like a million dollars as they mingled and excitedly conversed about the festivities to come. Host for the evening, local celebrity

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Stephanie Hirst, welcomed over 250 guests to a fine dining four course meal.

TALK ABOUT A CHARITABLE EVENT!

Part of the awards, as well as honouring our local wedding suppliers, is to raise much needed funds for local charities. The chosen charity for 2018 was Prostate Cancer UK. A charity prize draw was held during the evening and guests were invited to show their support with a minimum donation of £10. This got them a Willy Wonka style prize chocolate bar, in which 20 winning golden tickets were hidden. Each Golden ticket won a fantastic prize donated by our generous suppliers and affiliates. In total, we raised over £2000 for this very worthy cause. A huge thank you goes out to all that donated prizes and money during the evening. To find out more about Prostate Cancer UK, go to www.prostatecanceruk.org


WINNER

Best In Exhibition Alexandra The Violinist

Best Venue YORKSHIRE Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel

Best Jeweller Craven Jewellers

Best Stationer EAST MIDS Designs By Daykin

Best Bridalwear YORKSHIRE Flutterby Bridal Boutique

Best DJ MDG Entertainment

Best Venue Styling YORKSHIRE Those Cherished Moments

Best In Venue Styling EAST MIDS Pretty Little Extras

Best In Entertainment The Undercover Waiters

Best Additional Service EAST MIDS Sweet-A-Fayre

Best Photographer YORKSHIRE One Click Photographer

Best Additional Service YORKSHIRE Natalija. Co Event Planning

Best Groomswear Top Mark Suit Hire

and the winner is... Best Cake Designer EAST MIDS Storeybook Cakes

Best Venue EAST MIDS Van Dyk Country Hotel

Best In Hair & Beauty YORKSHIRE Amanda Humphreys Makeup

Best Florist EAST MIDS Bennington Blooms

WINNER

Best Florist YORKSHIRE Down To Earth Florist

Best In Hair & Beauty EAST MIDS Pin Up Curl

Best Photobooth R & R Magical Moments

Best In Transport The Little Blue Bus Wedding Company

Best Cake Designer YORKSHIRE Where The Ribbon Ends

Best Stationer YORKSHIRE The Vow Wedding Stationers

Best Bridalwear EAST MIDS Cherished Wedding Boutique Ltd

Best Photographer EAST MIDS Dj Imagery


{ AWARDS }

WITH THANKS…

The beautiful art-deco ballroom was enhanced with decor and accessories. A big thanks to Wedding Venue Lighting who provided five foot light up ‘I Do’ Letters and a magic mirror photobooth with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK. The 2018 I Do Wedding Awards made for a truly unforgettable night with special thanks to the wedding suppliers who entered, the brides and grooms who voted, the sponsors and donations, the technical team, venue staff and everyone else who helped make this year’s awards. Thank you; you helped make it a spectacular evening.

FINALIST

Congratulations to the following finalists who achieved the 2018 shortlist FINALIST Yorkshire & Humberside Finalists ADDITIONAL SERVICES Natalija. Co Event Planning Liquor Lab Something New – Wedding Specialists Occasion Gifts and Accessories Jasmine Tree Gifts BRIDAL WEAR Hummingbird Bridal Studio Flutterby Bridal Boutique Celebrations Bridal House Ltd. Celebrating Curves Bridal Perfect Daze CAKES Lindsay Marie Cake Designs The Delicious Cake Company Polka-Dotty Cakes Where the Ribbon Ends White Rose Cake Design HAIR & BEAUTY Amanda Humphreys Makeup Samantha Lyann Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist Mane Hairdressing Bethan Victoria Makeup Artist PHOTOGRAPHY One Click Photographer+ JLM Wedding Photography Gemini Photography Altered Images Matt Nicholls Photography ILTO Photography STATIONERY Yorkshire Wedding Invites and Engraving Ltd The Vow Wedding Stationers Buttercups Cards My Little Future

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VENUE BW Plus Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel Solberge Hall Hotel Whirlowbrook Hall Dimple Well Lodge Hotel BW Plus Aston Hall Hotel The Hospitium VENUE STYLING Wish Upon a Venue Dresser All Trimmed Up Chair covers of Yorkshire Those Cherished Moments Thompson Towers Wedding, Party and Events East Midlands Finalists ADDITIONAL SERVICES Hitched Productions Crafty Tink Sweet-A-Fayre Sheridale Productions Grace’s Goodies Boutique BRIDAL WEAR Pink Confetti Bridal Boutique Tiffany Jordan Brides & Gowns Cherished Wedding Boutique Ltd Curvylicious CAKES The Lavender Whisk The Pantry Door Storeybook Cakes Kitticakes Becky Brusby Cake Creations FLORISTS Bennington Blooms Sarah’s Floral Studio Melolivia Flowers Bouquet Boutique

HAIR & BEAUTY Hair Way to Heaven-Bridal Hair Ups Pin Up Curl Makeup by Stacey Brown Makeup My Wedding Day Becky Ghent Lashes & Makeup PHOTOGRAPHY MattMoore Photography Your Perfect Day Chris Smith Photography DJ Imagery Angelic Photo STATIONERY Designs by Daykin Ltd Luxury Invite Company Worksop Weddings White Rabbit Invitations VENUE Bentley Brook Inn Morley Hayes BW Plus West Retford Hotel The Fox and Goose Inn Hotel Van Dyk The Maynard VENUE STYLING All Occasions Venue Stylists Princess Occasions Just A Little Sparkle Those Finishing Touches Pretty Little Extras Yorks, Humber & East Mids Finalists BEST IN EXHIBITION Alexandra the Violinist Its Bliss Bridal Wear Vintage Booth Klue Doll Bridal Wear

TRANSPORT Excelsior Wedding Cars Premier Novelty Vehicles Fairytale Wedding Cars Ltd All luv Dub The Little Blue Bus Wedding Company DJ’S MDG Entertainment Amp & Decks – Wedding DJ & Events Premier Wedding DJs and Events Sheffield Wedding DJ PHOTOBOOTHS R & R Magical Moments Vintage Booth Diamond Photobooth A Pic A Minute PhotoBooth Hire JEWELLERS Craven Jewellers Tiago Aspire Fine Jewellery Ltd Iain Henderson Designs Ltd GROOMSWEAR Top Mark Suit Hire Grays Menswear Slater Menswear Leeds ENTERTAINMENT Ace of Spades Mobile Casino Michael Mulholland Paul Grundle Magician Chloe Boulton – Wedding Singer The Undercover Waiters


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{ HONEYMOONS } Old Man Of Storr Rock formation, Isle Of Skye

1.

Feathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

SCOTTISH ISLES TOUR The drive up through the towering mountains of the Scottish Highlands will take your breath-away. Then, imagine touring some of the most beautiful and remote islands in the UK, including Lewis, Mull, Harris, Skye, , where stunning scenery awaits all year round. Take the car and tour the islands hopping on and off ferries, discovering delightful villages, towns, historic castles and charming restaurants on the way. Take a trip to colourful seaside town of Tobermory, Oban and the outdoor capital of the UK, Fortwilliam, nestled on the banks on Loch Linnhe.

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stay or 2. away 3. HONEYMOONS:

BEACH HUT HOLIDAY

If you’re after the beach vibe without the flight, Seaglass in Cornwall is the perfect retreat. Overlooking Whitsand Bay, Seaglass provides your very own beach hut, which is every bit as cozy as you can imagine. Also Beach Cove in Devon is another top beach hut destination.

COTTAGE HOLIDAY Fans of the film ‘The Holiday’ will love this one. Imagine travelling to a delightful cottage in the countryside, where getting cosy is a must! If you like even more seclusion on your honeymoon getaway, the coastguard’s cottage on Holy Island in Northumberland is a great choice. With a road that disappears twice a day, you will love being trapped together on your very own island of romance.

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WOODLAND GETAWAY

Whether you’re a stay at home kind of couple, or the adventurous type, we’ve rounded up some top honeymoon destinations to spend your first few weeks together as newlyweds.

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island

There are tonnes of log cabin retreats throughout the UK that are ideal for a honeymooner’s quiet getaway. Imagine having your own treehouse, but bigger and more luxurious. Top woodland retreats are the Treehouse at Harptree Court in Somerset and Cairngorm Lodges in Aberdeenshire.

SPA BREAK What better way to start married life together than a spa getaway. You don’t have to travel far to find an oasis of tranquillity, with many retreats right on our doorstep. Relax in the pool, jacuzzi or sauna, choose from a range of spa treatments and enjoy toasting your newlywed status while having your stresses massaged away.

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take it

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away

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AMERICAN ROADTRIP If you’d prefer an American adventure, a road trip could be the answer. Take a self-drive through Chicago and visit the Grand Canyon by way of helicopter to bring your senses alive. Or check out the Santa Monica Pier, drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and see what California has to offer, while sampling the local wine (always a must).

6. The Grand Canyon Tibet

A honeymoon safari is a once in a lifetime getaway. Imagine seeing animals in nature you’d never see in the UK. Tour operators like Wayfair and Kuoni can help plan your safari honeymoon, whether it’s Tanzania or Kenya, and promise to make this a honeymoon to remember.

LUXURY CRUISE Why not take in a few destinations and head out on a luxury cruise. Take in the sights and taste the Med or go all American and hit up San Francisco and LA. You can hop back on the ship after each day and be wined and dined to your heart’s content.

Your honeymoon should be planned for as part of the wedding budget. It’s a good idea to book in advance so you can take advantage of any deals available. Sure you can get some last minute bargains, but if you’ve got a certain place at heart, you don’t want to miss out.

Booking your honeymoon out of season could save you money that you can then spend on treating your other half while you’re away.

SELF-CATERING OR ALL-INCLUSIVE There are advantages to both options; if you want a laze around the beach or pool sipping cocktails with everything taken care of, then all inclusive is for you - this option is best for budgeting too. But if you really want to discover your destination, go self-catering. It’s a great chance to go explore your local town or city and see all the foodie and adventuring delights it has to tempt you.

TELL THE HOTEL

You’d be surprised how many hotels will offer free treats such as champagne, food hampers in your room upon arrival or even room upgrades to their honeymooning couples. These little touches add extra romance to your honeymoon.

GO STRAIGHT AWAY

Not the second you say I Do of course, but if you can, go on honeymoon not too long after your wedding whilst the magic and excitement of the big day is still alive, even if it’s just a weekend stay. Make sure you take some time out for you and your new husband/wife.

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Adrenaline junkies will love this one. Visit a destination that’s full of activities for you and your newlywed. Go diving with great white sharks in Cape Town, or bungee jumping and skiing in New Zealand. Or even better, visit Tibet, a land of high mountains, glistening lakes, and expansive prairies, where taking in the sights of the Himalayas, home of Mount Everest, is a must. Also, if you’re a fan of cycling, the Tibetan Plateau is a must see; be prepared though, this ride will push your cycling skills to the limit!

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9. ADVENTURE AWAITS

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR HONEYMOON

Santorini, Greece The Taj Mahal

A CULTURAL JOURNEY For couples wanting to bathe in culture on their honeymoon, the possibilities are endless. Rajasthan may not first come to mind, but when you witness the temples, palaces and especially the Taj Mahal, you will be left in awe. Thailand is another bucket list cultural destination. With its golden Buddhist temples and welcoming Thai people, it’s hard not to fall in love with this stunning destination.

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Outdoor pursuits Brewery tour

party time

Mixology

Pizza making

It’s time to plan the hen/stag party, and your maid of honour/best man doesn’t know where to start. Luckily for you, I Do have it covered! We’ve rounded up some top stag and hen activities for you and your party.

‘It’s A Knockout’/ The hen-limpics

Brilliant for the competitive types; hen and stag parties are centering round ‘It’s A Knockout’ style parties, perfect to get the adrenaline pumping and pit your skills against your mates.

Paintballing

We couldn’t write about stag and hen party activities without this one. Paintballing is still high up the list for what stag and hens are opting for and let’s face it, everyone loves to take a cheap shot when their mate’s not looking. Protect your unmentionables!

Creative workshops

These are always a popular choice with both stags and hens. Creative workshops such as mixology classes to make cocktails, sushi making classes and even pizza making are all top of the list for getting your hands dirty, and getting something to eat/drink at the end of it!

Outdoor activities

For the explorer type, anything that involves getting outside in the fresh air is always going to be a winner. Go climbing or abseiling with your hen/stag party, or try canoeing or kayaking for a real adrenaline rush from Parson House Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

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Brewery tour

A brewery tour can be paired with a trip away, such as visiting the Guinness Brewery in Dublin and learning how to pour the perfect pint! Or go even further afield with a brewery tour in Berlin or Prague!

Party bus

A party bus is a firm favourite among both stags and hens and brings the party right to your doorstep. Pair this with a UK city break to Newcastle, Liverpool or Brighton and see the sights at the same time!

Paintballing

Having a ‘mixed’ celebration

We’re seeing a huge increase in mixed stag and hen parties, with more and more couples opting to have a shared celebration with everyone together. These days, the happy couple tend to have more of a shared friend group, which makes a mixed celebration a no-brainer. Couples are opting for getaways altogether to places like Amsterdam or Marbella, with other couples choosing Bride VS Groom days where they’re pitted against each other in activities like paintballing or assault courses for adrenaline-fuelled fun!

Party bus


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