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Issue 10 July-September 2011

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amazing photo shoots

Three fabulous and totally different shoots to inspire you!

what to expect

at the Wedding Event with a Difference Sunday 16th October

bridal goes vogue! 2012 bridal trends uncovered

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Weddings at The Carriage Hall The ideal venue for every season A stunning restoration of the Victorian Plumtree Railway Goods Shed, The Carriage Hall is Nottingham’s most striking and unique wedding venue. Set within its own grounds with wonderful rural views, this beautiful and versatile space is perfect for any season. With a combination of passionate service from the team behind award winning Perkins Restaurant, outstanding food and superb facilities, The Carriage Hall experience is truly memorable. The Carriage Hall, Station Road, Plumtree, Nottingham, NG12 5NA T: 0115 937 5300 E:

editor’s note

I write this note whilst sat in a pub garden in the beautiful village of Burnham Market in Norfolk on my one year wedding anniversary weekend away. This past year has gone so fast and it’s amazing to think that I’ve been married for a whole year - it just makes me want to do it all over again. So, a word of advice to all you brides out there .... although it may be stressful and challenging at times, enjoy every second of your wedding planning days as you’ll never get them back again! Anyway, enough of the rambling .... there’s lots to get excited about in this summer issue of Save the Date – namely, the gorgeous photo shoots we’ve featured. We got so excited about them all that we just couldn’t choose which to write about and so we chose all three - It’s raining men, the engagement picnic shoot and something a little different .... we hope you enjoy!

We’ve also got a run down on the Wedding Event with a Difference on pages 30-31. Tickets are now on sale and we are very pleased to say, selling like hot cakes! We are SO excited about this event (lots of fabulousness in store for you lovely lot!) so make sure that you get your ticket if you haven’t already! We hope you all have a fantastic summer time – whether you’re busy planning your wedding or perhaps even getting married over the next



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coming months, good luck and we hope Save the Date has helped/is helping with driving down your ever increasing ‘to do’ list! Don’t forget to get in touch if you’d like any help or ideas with anything at all. See you in October,

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What’s hot Q&A

with Elen Studio Photography

It’s Raining Men Getting to Know

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Photo Shoot One


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Bridal Goes Vogue!


An Engagement Picnic

Photo Shoot Two

The Wedding Event with a Difference

What to Expect


Something a little different

Photo Shoot Three


Wedding Fair at Kedleston Hall Sunday 9th October

Kedleston Hall was built to impress, making it the ideal location for your big day. With its picturesque setting and magnificent state rooms, you’ll be sure to wow your guests. For FrEE tickets go to For more information please visit or call 01332 842191 Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH © The National Trust 2011. Registered Charity No. 205846. Photography: ©NTPL/Oliver Benn

the big day

Totally old news now, we know, but we could not go without mentioning the amazing Royal Wedding. Wow, what a day.

here's our verdict: The dress - Just stunning and totally elegant, just like Kate. Lace is a winner every time! Kate's hair - We were so pleased she wore it down - such gorgeous, flowing locks. More brides should wear their hair down! Wills - What a handsome groom. He looked amazing and so did Harry. Pippa - OMG - what a figure. Floor length bridesmaid dresses are the way forward. The cute bridesmaids/pageboys - The most well behaved children and their beautiful bridesmaid dresses reportedly made by an East Midlands based designer! Yay :-) The flowers - The only area we weren't overly impressed with although we liked the idea of flowers in the bridesmaids hair. The service - Very sweet and not too drawn out. Neither of them seem fazed at all and Kate made that walk up the aisle seem SO easy! The vintage car - Our favourite bit. So down to earth and totally represents what a cool couple they are. Everything else - Far too much to keep rambling on about but we'd have loved to have seen the first dance to Ellie Goulding, fab song choice! We loved the big day and hope you managed to get some inspiration for yours too! 6

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We specialise in small, sophisticated weddings with an emphasis on providing you with unparalleled quality and choice amidst inspiring surroundings. The house is charming, warm and welcoming and as far removed from a large commercial wedding venue as can be imagined. Whether you choose to be married in winter or summer, Langley Priory is the ideal venue for the discerning couple. or call Tim on 01332 853 197 Langley Priory, Diseworth, Derbyshire DE74 2QQ 7

vintage english WHAT’S HOT

It has been a busy start to the year for Vintage English; Michelle Chapman, founder and the inspiration behind the company, has not caught her breath. She is proud of her vision: “The essence of our company is to take traditional and quintessentially English customs and place them in a modern context – some stylish formality with a touch of fun!” Michelle has collected vintage bone china for years but it was not until the Royal Wedding excitement started last year that she realised there was a gap in the market for hiring out traditional English ‘paraphernalia’ to match the mood of the nation and the general trend to all things ‘retro’.

Six months on and Michelle has an extensive range of beautiful, high quality china tea sets, trios and tableware dating from the late 1800s and can service events in excess of 400 people. Vintage English has established interest from both corporate and private clients. Its launch event was an elegant house warming evening party for 30 guests including tea cocktails and afternoon tea canapés and a vintage sweet table. The party was decorated with old English flower displays.

Or add a touch of sparkle to a wedding with Vintage English alcoholic or non-alcoholic tea cocktails. Sipping a tea cocktail from one of the beautiful bone china teacups is a novel and very stylish way to add a little bit of vintage elegance to a wedding breakfast. Ever considered a sweet table as an alternative to a cup cake display? They create a fantastic focal point and a real conversation starter that is guaranteed to be a big hit with all wedding guests, both young and old! Vintage English can even match the sweets to the colour theme of your wedding and includes organza pouches, silver scoops and tongs, with staff available to service the table if required. The team offer an efficient and professional set-up and set-down service and are passionate about making each wedding a bespoke package to ensure every couple enjoy an unforgettable day full of special, vintage memories!

“It was such a refreshing choice for my party and my guests haven’t stopped talking about it! They loved the sweets and the Vintage Vodka Tea Cocktail!” Wherever a wedding is being held, Vintage English can provide canapés served on vintage china, an afternoon tea style buffet menu, as well as full 3-course seated dining option, with waitress service. It is the unusual extras that will really add a touch of uniqueness to any event or wedding… Try the vintage ice-cream tricycle with a choice of over 35 delicious hand-made ice creams and sorbets, all locally produced using the finest natural ingredients.


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with Elen Studio Photography

We are delighted to introduce one of Save the Date Magazine’s most recent discoveries - Elen Studio Photography. A true perfectionist and fabulous photographer, you only have to look at Elena's images to know that she is about real quality. So, we caught up with the lady from behind the lens to find out a little more...

So Elena, firstly, what made you decide to become a wedding photographer? I always liked to work with people therefore I started my photography career from portrait shoot. One day I was asked to shoot a wedding and I found it so exciting. It’s really amazing to capture the feelings when people are in love. Since then it became my profession and I am now a full time wedding photographer. 12

How would you describe your style? My style is for people who look for something creative and different. Shooting in a contemporary style which combines artistic portraits and reportage photography means that I capture natural emotions and the atmosphere of the big day. Even years later, looking through the photos, my couples feel the same emotions and recall all details of their wedding day.

What do you love most about being involved in weddings? I love everything: details, emotions, beauty of the bride, feelings of the bride and groom... Every couple is different, so is places and countries where I shoot (UK, Czech Republic, France, Cuba etc) – all these things inspire me to create something new and unique for the bride and groom. This is really great. If you had to sum up yourself in three words, what would they be? Creative, Friendly and Responsible What do you feel is the key ingredient to being a successful wedding photographer? I think it is important to be open to people, be passionate about photography, to develop your own style and be progressive.

To get in touch with Elena, please email or call 07733158177

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it's raining men We at Save the Date magazine love a good photo shoot and this was one came as a refreshing change. The fabulously talented Chloe from www. styled the shoot and here tells us all about it... "In an industry full of chiffon, sparkle and general prettiness sometimes the guys don't get enough attention. We thought it was time to do a photo shoot focusing 100% on styling up a groom and two ushers. So my A-team of wedding suppliers worked on two different looks; a traditional suit with a twist and a modern classic. We then went out on the streets of Nottingham, braved the wind and the rain and Butterworth Photography {www.} worked their magic! All of the suits are from TLC Formal Hire {} and our button holes are by Tineke Floral Design {www.tinekefloraldesign.}. The fab Simon Tuckwell from Sutherland and Barnett {www.} also did his best to style up the models short hair! I style lots of photo shoots but this one was a welcome change, it also only took a quarter of the time it usually takes to get the models ready, good work guys!" So, any guys out there reading this, we hope this shoot helps with planning your ‘look’ for the big day.

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Along with this, John and the team now hire a range of props to put the finishing touches to your big day or event. There are a range of items available, including: • Beautiful ivory birdcages in different shapes and sizes - perfect with a mix of fresh or artificial flowers inside or great as a gift card holder at your reception. • Silver lanterns, glass hurricane lamps and hanging lanterns to create a beautiful atmosphere at dusk. • Candelabras and ornate silver and glassware for a real stylish look. • Incredible urns and pillars, ideal for creating a fabulous entrance.

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The Carriage Hall

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A stunning restoration of the Victorian Plumtree Railway Goods Shed, The Carriage Hall is Nottinghamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most striking and unique wedding venue. Set within its own grounds with wonderful rural views, this beautiful and versatile space is perfect for any season. With a combination of passionate service from the team behind the award winning Perkins restaurant, outstanding food and superb facilities, The Carriage hall experience is truly unique and memorable. The Carriage Hall lends itself perfectly for warm summer sunshine as well as cosy, frosty winters. The diverse space provides a blank canvas for your own unique style and personal taste. The Carriage Hall team are only too happy to help you in creating your perfect wedding day. To make this fabulous venue even more appealing, special winter offers are available if you book your wedding during January or March 2012, which include complimentary room hire. (T & Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apply) Why not come and take a look around? The Carriage Hall is running two events throughout the summer to showcase all that they have to offer. So keep your diary free on Sunday 14th August for their open day and Sunday 11th September for their wedding fayre (both 11am 2pm). For further information on the Carriage Hall, visit their website - or call 0115 9375300.


A visit to the beautiful Little White Dress wedding boutique in Nottingham is an experience you will never forget. Any bride wanting the perfect wedding dress will fall in love with both the gowns and the relaxed atmosphere. With fabulous 2012 collections arriving already, all gowns at The Little White Dress are crafted from beautiful fabrics and are expertly made by highly skilled and creative designers who, like myself, have a passion for beautiful gowns. The boutique offers an exclusive destination range of wedding gowns as well as a brand new range of shoes and accessories; just perfect for the bride who wants to look and feel truly special on their big day. Providing friendly, honest and experienced advice, I can help you choose your perfect designer wedding gown. I am passionate about customer service and ensure each and every bride who walks through my boutique doors is personally looked after and treated with courtesy and most of all, made to feel truly special. My stylish boutique opened in November 2010 and, located on Trent Bridge, combines rustic, vintage inspired features with modern and quirky touches, providing a perfect, idyllic ambience for my brides. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to Little White Dress.

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Bridal dresses have always and will always play a highly important role in a woman's life. However, it is now more than ever that bridal dresses really are fast tracking their way through the style stakes. Here, Amy, owner of bridal boutique, Little White Dress (shown opposite) tells us all about what to expect next year in the world of bridal: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bridal 2012 to The Little White Dress is ultra feminine, chic and easy to wear, sensual gowns. Necklines play a major part in the design and stand out as something unique away from previous strapless trends. Whether it be one shoulder, sleeved, high necks or plunging backs, there really are some beautifully original and show stopping necklines gracing the catwalks.

As opposed to heavy layers and encrusted gems, the style of gowns for future trends emphasize lightness and elegance with beautiful detail such as overlapping and ruffles which are delicately adorned with embroidery and crystal encrusted lace. The Royal Wedding has had a huge impact on bridal fashion with many designers having launched a modern day Grace Kelly 'Kate' inspired gown, a beautifully classic princess. However, on saying that, I think Pippa may have been the one to watch in the style stakes... With such high profile weddings this year such as Lily Allen, Kate Moss and of course, the lovely Kate, bridal has most definitely gone Vogue!â&#x20AC;?


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Derbyshire based wedding dress designer Jackie Thompson talks to Save the Date Magazine about turning that dream dress into a beautiful reality...

Jackie, tell us what kind of style or looks inspire you when designing wedding dresses? My favourite “looks” are those so stylishly created by Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Dior’s New Look. The designers that inspire me most are Vera Wang, I love her classic simplicity and Vivienne Westwood for her daring quirkiness. How does it work when a bride knows what kind of style they are looking for in their head and need you to turn their dream into a reality: Well, we have a chat and look at pictures of dresses, not necessarily wedding dresses to find styles and colours the bride likes. Sketches are then made of “the dress” and agreed with the Bride. Measurements are taken, patterns drafted and cut and then a toile or “mock up” dress is made in calico. The toile is tried on by the bride to check shape and fit, when everyone is happy the dress is made in its final fabric, usually silk, and decoration/embellishment added if appropriate. How long does it usually take to create a completely bespoke wedding dress from scratch? It depends on the style and how much decoration is required, on average a dress takes between 40 and 50 hours. Ideally the initial consultation should be about six months before the wedding day.

Is it just bespoke you do or do you have a collection of designs which brides can choose from? I particularly enjoy making and decorating corsets and I am putting together a ‘Ready to Wear’ collection suitable for either bridal or evening wear, to compliment the corsets we have a collection of skirts styles that can be made to match or co-ordinate. “Like” Jackie Thompson Couture on Facebook to be the first to see the launch of this collection, you might even want to put one on your Christmas List! What do you love most about being a wedding dress designer? I love designing, I love creating, I love sewing, I love my clients. Every day is different and every dress, corset and skirt is unique.

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{Photo Shoot Two}


an engagement picnic

This has to be one of the most fabulously styled shoots we have ever clapped eyes on so we just had to share .... once again, Chloe ( has worked her magic and created a beautiful English Rose style engagement shoot. Just gorgeous. And here is Chloe to tell us who, what and where! "Jenny and Andy are such a lovely couple, they get married in September and hired me to style their engagement shoot a few weeks ago. It took minutes of chatting to Jenny to realise she loves the 50's and even named her company (Hepburn PR) after one of her style icons. By coffee number two we hadn't shut up about our beloved dogs and her eyes lit up at the suggestion of bringing them along to the shoot to capture their little family! So a few weeks later on a gloriously sunny day we arrived at Cockliffe House for a romantic picnic... plus a stylist, two photographers, a videographer and a chauffeur but hey! We honestly could have been at a beautiful French chateux, it was the perfect setting for the day :) Whilst I set to work on the picnic, my fabulous hair and make-up team transformed Jenny into a 1950's beauty and Andy fell in love (again) with our vintage car... a classic blue Daimler called 'Charlotte'! Then the Butterworths (photographers) and Richard from Parkin Arts (videographer) set to work on capturing the love between these two..." All we can say is WOW and please can we have a 1950’s styled picnic shot with such perfection!? How very cool.


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We love it when we get images from a photo shoot which land in our inbox and literally make our jaw drop to the floor. Well, when these amazing images came through courtesy of the lovely Rachael Connerton, they did just that and we had to share with you lovely lot. It just goes to show that when you mix a gorgeous couple with fabulous styling and a creative, highly talented photographer, the result is just stunning. “As a wedding photographer, I always enjoy looking at photography from a range of different perspectives. I’ve been following the work of a fantastic photographer based over in the States for quite a few


years now, so imagine our excitement when we heard she was coming over to the UK and was planning to run a seminar too! We jumped at the chance of meeting Jessica Claire and spent an amazing day, firstly listening to her talk on all things wedding photography in California (where she’s based) and then went out on location for a brilliant sixties inspired ‘group shoot’. Becca and Neil were an absolutely lovely couple, clearly head over heels for each other and so much fun; the beautifully styled set was absolutely perfect for them and we didn’t even let the rain didn’t stop us! We both strongly believe in the principle of never stop learning and it was so inspiring to work alongside a non-UK photographer. It was great to shoot something a little bit different and we both came away absolutely fizzing with ideas!”

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Fabric Theatre are proud to be associated with Nottinghamshire Hospice Charity, we had a fabulous evening at the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event earlier this year, and have recently dressed the Sunflower Ball at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

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Ordinary is not a word associated with ‘Fabric Theatre’. Bold, dramatic, quirky, describe the vision behind Fabric Theatre‘s use of themed backdrops, drapes and props to create the perfect staging for your wedding or event. Long experience in the Leisure industry working with such clients as…Holiday Inn, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Butlins enable Jan and Nicky to deliver stunning results and Fabric Theatre relish a challenge!! Fabric Theatre work in close association with Paula Blake Weddings & Events, who supply superior chair covers and so much more, between us we strive to fulfil your fantasy by transforming any venue ….. Village hall to castle, from mundane to fabulous!!

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Brides, you've got some hot competition at the minute in the bridal world (Abbey Clancy, Kate Moss, Lily Allen ... to name just a few!) so it's time to up the ante and get you looking gorgeous for your big day! We at Save the Date love a bit of pink - whether it's pale and intersting or vivacious and bright, a pop of pink does just the trick. So, with thanks to the guys over at MAC (our fave cosmetic brand) here are our pink picks: For beautiful eyes, try a pastel coloured shadow or for the more adventurous , go bright and bold!

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P O L I T E , R E F I N E D, B E AU T I F U L That’s cricket. It’s also your wedding at Trent Bridge. Replete with all the charm and ambience you’d expect from one of the world’s oldest Test grounds, Trent Bridge is the perfect setting to stage your very own piece of history. To design your unforgettable wedding, reception – or both – at Trent Bridge, call or email our weddings team.


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real wedding David & Deb Kendall

Friday 8th April 2011, Blackbrook House, Derbyshire Photography by Red Square


The idea of a wedding for us is the two of us surrounded by close family and friends in a location we love. We knew 2011 would be the year we would get married and after working with the lovely team at Blackbrook House for some of the events we decided to make it the venue for our special day. Our ceremony was also held at Blackbrook, which made the day flow perfectly and our guests could relax.

It was important that the day was relaxed and just the way we wanted it to be, with the emphasis being on the great food and making sure our family and friends had a wonderful time and felt they were an important part of the day too. We had a small wedding with 23 guests, which made it feel like a lovely gathering of all our closest friends and family. We really couldn’t have wished for a better day.

The venue was an important decision for us, but an easy one… Blackbrook House have the most amazing Chef and everything they do is given a personal touch. I knew what I wanted, but they also made suggestions for things I hadn’t considered, which worked really well and made our day incredibly special.

Our cake was amazing and has caused quite a stir! Jo from The Icing On The Cake was recommended by a friend and after viewing Jo’s creations on her Flickr page we knew we didn’t need to look any further…we only hoped Jo could fit us in! We went for a birdcage design after Jo showed us a photo of a similar cake she had seen. The filling for the cake

was sponge with a lemon filling and a delicate elderflower cream. The cake was stunning and better than we could have ever imagined. The theme for the wedding was English country garden, with soft pastel colours and beautiful flowers. The stationery was themed around the birdcage cake and each guest received their own menu with food choices. The idea of booking a date 18 months in advance was always something I wanted to avoid…time to prepare is important, but too much time can bring its own stress. We had 3 months to plan our wedding… this was from the point we had booked Blackbrook House. I knew the type of flowers I wanted, accessories and the food was an easy decision - a short chat with Lavinia from Blackbrook House and we decided on a delicious three course meal with cocktails and canapés for after the ceremony. The day started perfectly…a pedicure for me, while David was out having a relaxing walk in the fields with our two dogs. I arrived at Blackbrook a few hours before the ceremony where I had a drink and relaxed before starting to get ready. We were amazed by the weather, it was a glorious day with not a cloud in the sky.

Guests enjoyed the terrace with a mojito while we had our photos taken by the lovely Becki from Red Square Photography. Our flowers were from Tineke Floral Designs in Matlock. Kerry produced some absolutely gorgeous arrangements for our table. I’ve always loved peonies, hydrangeas and vintage style roses. The flowers were gorgeous and gave our table the perfect touch. I loved my bouquet, it was amazing and gave me the ideal opportunity to keep my dad’s watch with me throughout the day. My dad passed away when I was 23 so having his watched wrapped around my bouquet was very special. Our ceremony was held at 1.30pm, followed by soaking up the sunshine on the terrace and then a delicious meal. We travelled to London by train later that evening where we stayed overnight before heading to Paris on the Eurostar for our honeymoon on the Saturday morning. Looking back at our photos makes us want to do it all again, it was perfect and exactly how we hoped it was going to be.

debs’ dream team

Venue – Blackbrook House, Derbyshire Flowers – Tineke Floral Designs, Matlock Photography – Red Square Photography Finishing touches - Lavender grey & Bow Boutique Stationery (menus and name place cards) – Lucy Sheeran Designs All these suppliers can be found on Cake – The Icing on The Cake - 47

DIRECTORY BRIDAL Couture Bridal Designs Ltd

A visit to couture bridal designs is a unique experience you will never forget. Maxine and Dawn will create your perfect wedding gown in a relaxed atmosphere to suit your budget. t: 0115 9414179 Studios 8 & 9, Fashion Design Studios, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB

Jackie Thompson Couture

Jackie Thompson Couture are wedding dress designers with a difference offering beautiful handmade bodices, corsets and skirts in sumptuous silks. t: 01332 874969 e: 7 Burlington Close, Breaston, Derby DE72 3UB

The Dressing Room Bridal

With four stunning collections, we offer the cream of British bridal design for the fashion forward bride. Ideally situated between Nottingham and Derby. t: 01332 873320 • 36 Station Road, Draycott, Derbyshire DE72 3QB e:

The Little White Dress

A visit to our wedding boutique is an experience you will never forget. Any bride wanting the perfect wedding dress will fall in love with both the gowns and the relaxed atmosphere t: 0115 9810146 Trent House, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 5GN

True To You Bridal

A fantastic location with ample space and a great range of bridal and bridesmaid dresses, to suit all budgets t: 0115 9508760 70-72 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD

CAKES April Delights

With over 15 years experience, we can match any element from your wedding colour scheme or compliment your theme by using details from the wedding dress, invitations or jewellery. t: 0115 9625672 / 07967027075 e: Unit 11 Glade Business Centre, Gala Way, Nottingham, NG5 9RW

Cakey Wakey

With over 15 years experience, our aim is to produce a wedding cake as individual as you are. t: 0115 9611277 m: 07737 137944 e:

The Fiona Herbert Catering Company Ltd

t: 01636 812434 e:

CHILDCARE Practical Childcare Solutions

Professional childcare company offering crèches and childcare for a wedding or any type of event. t: 0845 1645014 /07979257979 e:


Fresh and tasty handmade cupcakes delivered to your door - for events, gifts and wholesale. Reliable service with a high attention to detail. t: 07883 107788 e:

For a blissful wedding day... Bliss Wedding DJ provides professional, specialist entertainment for your perfect wedding day. Talk to us and let us show you just how stress free planning your wedding can be! m: 07798 711090 t: 01332 519710

Cotton and Crumbs

Mojito Discotheques

Cameo Cupcakes

Cotton & Crumbs specialise in creating beautiful bespoke wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies for your special day. t: 02476 265297 or 07803 122985 e:

Green & Stock

Green & Stock are home to a fresh style of wedding cakes and a new generation of bespoke toppers. t: 0115 9401093 e:

CATERING Sensations Chocolate Fountains

Sensations are experts at creating the ultimate chocolate experience, weddings are our speciality, member of the wedding professionals network. t: 01773 826077 • m: 07969565512 e:

Mojito are quality suppliers of discotheque entertainment to prestige event agencies and private venues in both London and the Midlands. m: 07860 895498 • t: 02392 875527 e:

Spirits High Entertainments Full-time Professional DJ where you and your guests choose the disco music you want and don’t want via the interactive website! t:01246 866475 e:

FLORIST Floraldeco

Floraldeco specialises exclusively in wedding flowers, creating a unique and beautiful style to suit the personality of all of their clients. t:07980 569808


John Preston Flowers

Laura Harrison

John Preston Flowers are renowned as Derbyshire’s most recognised and prestigious brand for your bespoke wedding flowers. t: 01335 300 076 e: John Preston Flowers, Derby road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1LZ

A professional, friendly and experienced bridal make-up artist for beautiful, long-lasting and photogenic make-up on your wedding day. t: 07531 384695 e:

Lavish Wedding and Event Flower Coordinator

∞Experienced and friendly mobile make-up services specialising in wedding make up for the Bridal Party. ∞Bespoke pre-wedding beauty and holistic treatments and pampering packages. ∞Hen and Pamper Parties e: t: 0115 9393499 and Mobile 07813 069507

Contemporary, natural or modern, Lavish cater for every look. Attention to detail and unique style. Clients receive a one to one personalised service focusing on individual requirements. t: 07812648497 e:

Tineke Floral Designs

Tineke provide exquisite flowers for your special day, and will bring your ideas and vision to life with their creativity and knowledge. t: 01623 464 371 t: 01629 629 371 e:

HAIR & BEAUTY James White Hair

One of the UK’s most in demand bridal hair stylists, James’ bridal hairdressing is for a sophisticated, discerning client who appreciates style. t: 07932 086 189 e:

Jarah Hair & Day Spa

Wedding packages tailor made to your needs from pre-wedding treatments, cuts and colours and wedding day hair and make-up, so you look and feel fabulous on your big day. t: 01332 369900 e: 25A St James Chambers/Halls St James Street, Derby DE1 1QZ

Samantha Davis, Wellbeing & Beauty


Based in Derbyshire, we are the premier supplier for chic, unique and stylish tipi tents throughout the Midlands and beyond. t: 01335 210 349

Quest Marquees

Quality marquees for all occasions with a friendly service and years of experience t: 01623 656065 / 07885 830400 e:

Top Marques (UK) Ltd

Specialists in wedding marquees, we offer affordable luxurious marquees, toilets, catering and bar facilities to suit all tastes and requirements. t: 01335 330 476 e:

MENSWEAR East Midlands Formal Hire

With a choice of waistcoat designs we offer fantastic, competitive prices for quality grooms and groomsmen’s suits. t: 0115 9508760 70-72 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD

PHOTOGRAPHY Butterworth Photography

Becky and Neil endeavour to create a fabulous wedding photography experience, keeping it fun and relaxed whilst capturing your day beautifully. t: 0115 8497158

Ian Bursill Photography

Natural. Emotive. Timeless. Documentary Wedding Photography by Ian Bursill, the WPJA’s UK Wedding Photojournalist of the Year 2009. t: 07881 438911 e:

Mirror Imaging Photography

Capturing you at your natural best with glorious images of your perfect day, Sarah’s style is described by Queensberry Albums as “simply beautiful”. t: 07968 159465 e:

Oehlers Photography

Beautiful ~ Unobtrusive ~ Fun ~ Contemporary ~ Story Telling Images Of Your Day. Two Photographers Attending t. 0115 9736598 m. 07817657041 e.

Rachael Connerton Photography

A natural, contemporary approach to photography. Breathtaking images, keeping memories as vivid and fresh as the day you made them. t: 0115 9844885 e:

Red Square Photography

For gorgeous pictures! Becki’s friendly approach will ensure that the spirit, glamour and emotion of your day will last forever. Studio 2 Ednaston Home Farm Brailsford, Ashbourne Derbyshire, DE6 3AY t: 01335 360103 e:

Stuart Wood Photography

Combining both candid moments with beautifully lit portraits ensures that your special day will last a lifetime. t: 07831 359379 • e:

PHOTO BOOTHS Instant Momento photo booths

A fun, instant and unique photo booth experience, bringing giggles and laughter to your wedding reception. Just add smiles. t: 01283 735569 m: 07967 097589 e:


Executive Linen Event Hire suppliers of quality china, linen, glasswear and catering equipment to the catering and outside events industry. t: 01332 694333 e:

Paula Blake Weddings & Events

Using the finest quality products and always with a second to none service, Paula Blake specialises in bespoke invitations and full wedding and event styling. t: 07807 819464 e:

Seats & Sashes

Luxury Wedding Chair Cover Hire and Bespoke Hand-Crafted Wedding Stationery. t: 07966 567957 e:

Vintage English

Hire out vintage bone china and cutlery with bespoke catering, traditional sweets, tea cocktails and flower arrangements for glamorous weddings. w: e: m: 0771 770 6213

Wedding Event Design Studio

Specialists in Exclusive Venue Dressing. Luxury Chair Cover & Linen Hire. Derbyshires most prestigious supplier. Hayley Kalinins w: e: t: 07971 108 128

STATIONERY Espouse Boutique Wedding Stationery

The Espouse studio will work closely with you to design and create your stationery package that is completely tailored to suit your Wedding. t: 0115 9160917

Fig Tree Creative

Beautiful, personalised and bespoke wedding stationery t: 01332 840 247 e: w:

WHESTHILL – stylists in stationery

Will your invitations be utterly discreet, or have the Wow factor - the only limit to Whesthills creativity is your imagination! t: 07966622271 e:

TRANSPORT Dennisson Classic Cars

A family run business, specialising in offering a unique chauffeur driven service, for weddings and special occasions. t: 0115 9550129 e:

I Do Wedding Cars

Arrive in style in nothing better than a unique vintage classic car. With a host of elegant extras we promise to get you to the church on time and in style. t: 0115 9611277 • m: 07737 137944 e:


An award winning travel agent, we specialise in luxury honeymoons. Visit our brand new store on Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. t: 0115 947 0074 44 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG9 2GQ


Travelounge is an independent travel agency offering luxury and tailor made holidays and honeymoons for the discerning traveller. t: 01332 677000 e: 9 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3JW

VENUES East Bridgford Hill

A hidden gem nestled in the Nottinghamshire countryside, East Bridgford Hill is an exclusive and highly unique venue for your special day. t: +44 (0) 1949 20232 e:

Hart’s Nottingham

At Hart’s we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your wedding day will be a truly memorable event. Contact: Kelly Shaw, Wedding Coordinator t: 0115 9881900 e: or

Langley Priory

Specialising in small, sophisticated weddings with an emphasis on providing you with unparalleled quality and choice amidst inspiring surroundings tel: 01332 853197 e:


The Finesse Collection

Four unique wedding venues in the East Midlands each offering the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion. Lace Market Hotel, Nottingham, Cathedral Quarter Hotel, Derby Donington Manor Hotel, Castle Donington The Lion Hotel, Belper

The Manifold Inn

The manifold inn located in the heart of the peak district. The ideal location for any country wedding. t: 01298 84537 e:

Thrumpton Hall

A magnificent hall combined with the Lakeside Pavilion marquee, all weddings at Thrumpton Hall are exclusive, bespoke and unforgettable. t: 07590 818045 Thrumpton, Nottinghamshire NG11 0AX e:

WEDDING FAYRES White Media Wedding Fayres

Provide Targeted marketing opportunities for suppliers to meet brides at our fayres,our regional White Weddings magazines and online directory t: 01246 541906/551685 e:


t: 0115 9418282 e:


Personalised wedding & event styling across the East Midlands ~ Creative, Stylish & Thoughtful. t: 07968 401110 e:

Carmen Weddings

Veils & Vows

Derbyshire Event & Wedding Planners

Your Wedding Angel

From concept to celebration, Carmen Weddings offer a professional and personal wedding planning service tailored just for you. We are dedicated to providing you with a stylish, sophisticated and finely tuned wedding. t: 0845 604 8388 m: 07747 816789 e: w:

We offer a variety of packages from fixed price to fully bespoke. Our ‘bridal planning conferences’ are a must for all you hands on brides. We aim to acheive perfection and make your special day have the WOW factor everyone will remember. t: Julie 07727426380 or Dawn 07840812171 e: www.

Honeysuckle & Castle

Knowledge, Reassurance and Inspiration Louise offers a personal and dedicated planning service across the East Midlands to suit all requirements and budgets. t: 07867 693073 e:

We are a fresh and creative ‘Wedding Planner’ and it is our priority to assist, guide and above all, ‘inspire’ you, to have the most memorable wedding celebration! Regardless of what stage your planning, we can slot in to help and ensure that your day runs without a glitch! t: 07701029923 e:

We aim to guide you through the planning process and can guarantee to help you achieve your dreams with a professional and cost effective venue styling and planning service. t: 07789 886947 e:

Avado Boutique

Honeysuckle & Castle have teamed up with the lovely Avado Boutique. A quirky occasional gift boutique with table mock-ups, finishing touches & lots of inspirational ideas for personalising your wedding. The Courtyard, Draycott Mill, Draycott, Derby DE72 3NB t: 01332 871654 e:

La Vie Est Un Voyage

La Vie Est Un Voyage (Life Is A Journey) is passionate about planning inspiring, eco-friendly weddings without compromising on style. It’s your wedding, your ethical journey, your story t: 01332 408 078 e:

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