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East Midlands Edition Issue 14

Wedding Day Inspiration www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk

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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.

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To advertise call 07553 343 889 or email info@savethedatemagazine.co.uk Published six times a year. All rights reserved. Copyright 2012 Save the Date magazine. Reproduction of this magazine in whole or part without permission is strictly forbidden. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, please note Save the Date do not accept responsibility for inaccuracies how so ever caused. No liability can be accepted for illustrations, advertising materials, artwork or photographs while in transmission. All prices are correct at time of going to print but subject to change.

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Chloe writes top UK crafty wedding blog and runs craft workshops in the East Midlands. www.adorebychloe.co.uk

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cannot believe it’s now over two months since the last edition – so much has happened, it’s hard to know where to start! Well, apart from both Abbi and I turning a year older in April, we’ve moved offices, took part in photo shoots, met with lots of fab new wedding suppliers taking the industry by storm and of course, on 22nd April held the very first wedding event with a difference in Nottingham! The day went without a hitch and we couldn’t have been happier with the way it all worked out. After all the stress and hard work, it paid off when we saw the smiles on all our lovely brides (and exhibitors!) faces. Such a fab day so thank you to anyone who came along and supported us, we hope you had a great time. We’ve got more information on the event on page 64 of this edition. So, without further ado, we hope you enjoy this issue of the magazine and here’s to lots of much needed sunshine this summer! Lydia Burrows Save the Date Magazine

Tel: 0115 9677 373 40 Broadgate, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2FW www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk Partners: Abbi Brown & Lydia Burrows

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Rachael Connerton combines creativity and style with infectious enthusiasm to create beautiful wedding photography.


The Priest House Hotel

The perfect wedding venue Peaceful woodland, original watermills, tall weeping willows, all accompanied by the gently rolling River Trent. The Priest House Hotel stands proudly in some of Derbyshire’s most idyllic countryside. This is the perfect venue for your wedding in a stunning setting with a license to hold Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships. Offering fine food, excellent wines and wonderful surroundings, here you will find everything you need to make your wedding day unforgettable. We will be delighted to help plan your special day. Please call for more information or to book a tour. 01332 810649 handpickedhotels.co.uk The Priest House Hotel, Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RR

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The New Bohemians Elegant, feminine and fashion forward – three great ways to describe the emerging bohemian trend. When it comes to adopting the style for your wedding, it’s all about floaty gowns, smoky make up, glamorous hair and dreamy design with fabulous blooms and quirky decor. On a very wet and windy day in April*, a team of us set off to create a whimsical outdoor photo shoot with a real bohemian feel. And here are the fabulous results. *Proof that even in a downpour and gale force winds, with the right photographer, you can get amazing pictures!

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“The bohemian style is all about finding your artistic side and imagining another world filled with beautiful colours and delicate textures.�

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Our Dream Team: Photography by Dottie www.dottiephotography.co.uk Make Up by Rochelle www.rochelleobrien.com Hair by Charlotte Wesson www.charlottewesson.co.uk Styling and flowers by Michele Gledhill www.michelegledhill.co.uk Stationery by Dottie Creations www.dottiephotography.co.uk With huge thanks to the entire team and of course, the beautiful venue, Kelham House, set in fabulous surroundings just outside Newark on Trent. The team here are a delight and their offer for weddings is simply fantastic. A firm favourite of Save the Date Magazine’s! Kelham House, Main Street, Kelham, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QP www.kelhamhouse.co.uk

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The next four pages take a look at pre wedding shoots and why they really do make a difference. Firstly, we join Abi and Paul on a pre wedding shoot with the fabulous Butterworths.

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ave the Date Magazine are big fans of Butterworth Photography. Not only because of the couple, Becky and Neil’s warm and friendly personalities and incredible talent for capturing a great shot but because they think outside the box, always achieving amazing results. The winners of February’s Wedding Event with a Difference competition, Abi and Paul were lucky enough to have their wedding photography included within their winning package, with the fabulous Butterworth Photography. Such a gorgeous couple, we were delighted when they were declared the winners back in February 2011 and since then, they have enjoyed lots of fabulous treats. Here are the results of their pre wedding shoot with Butterworth Photography and we will be bringing you their big day in a future edition of Save the Date magazine so keep a look out!

“We include a complimentary engagement shoot with all our wedding day photography packages as we feel it’s a fabulous way to get to know each other a little better, so that you’ll feel totally relaxed in front of the camera on your special day. Our clients often comment that they appreciated the shoot before their wedding and it also adds in some more practical wedding planning.We’ve found that some couples get a little caught up in guest lists and table planning, therefore really enjoy their engagement shoot together as they find it’s brought back the sparkle to the planning when it’s become a little administrative!” Becky Butterworth Save The Date | Issue Fourteen


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A LITTLE FUN ON THE SIDE Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brought back the sparkle to the planning.

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Rachael Connerton discovers what makes future bride and groom Sarah and Matt tick, during their pre wedding shoot

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Lots of brides and grooms-to-be are nervous about being photographed, how did you feel before your pre-wedding shoot? We were quite nervous before the prewedding shoot but Rachael and Ian’s easygoing nature and brilliant sense of humour really put us at ease. What were you hoping for from the shoot and how did you feel in front of the camera? We were really hoping for some quirky and unique photos that reflected us as a

couple. The second-hand book shop was the perfect setting and reflected lots about our personalities.The second half was beautifully created by Michele and was almost as if we’d brought along elements of own home décor; perfectly representing what we and our wedding are about. We really enjoyed the shoot and spending time getting to know Rachael and Ian as photographers, but also as the lovely couple they are.

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What would you say to other brides and grooms who might be considering a prewedding shoot? Definitely go for it! It’s a brilliant opportunity to get used to being in front of the camera and to get to know your photographer and for them to get to know you and how you’d prefer to approach the photography on your big day. How do you feel about being photographed on your wedding day following the pre-wedding shoot? We feel far more comfortable about the photography on the day, we know it will be relaxed and comfortable. We also feel 100% confident that the quality and style of our wedding day photography will be outstanding! Images www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk Styling www.michelegledhill.co.uk

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ith a love of food and music, a passion for interiors and books, and favourite films such as ‘Amelie’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, it was clear right from the start that we were going to get on with Sarah and Matt. Their pre-wedding shoot, however, was the perfect opportunity to spend some time with them both and capture some lovely, relaxed images, having some fun at the same time. Sarah excitedly explained that the incredibly talented Michele Gledhill would be styling their wedding day and was keen to involve her beautiful work in the shoot. We always love to do something a little different and so jumped at the chance - using Sarah’s wedding mood board as a basis, we settled on incorporating their love of books, music and festivals and based half of the shoot in an incredible old bookshop. The second half then featured a beautifully styled vintage tent nestled in an area of long grass nearby.


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The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Southwell has to be seen to be believed. With a stunning exterior and even more impressive when you step inside, we caught up with the lovely owner Suzanne to find out what it’s like to own one of the East Midland’s most prestigious wedding venues:

Talk us through your background and how you found yourself running a wedding venue: Well this wasn’t my chosen career path – I previously worked in the corporate world heading up a sales team.  Then 5 ½ years ago I fell in love with The Old Vicarage which was at the time a disused old people’s home, I went along to the auction and Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

bought it with a plan to renovate it and live in it.   After a year of knocking down walls and living in a building site, I decided that it was actually far too big to live in and made the decision to open it up as a hotel and wedding venue.  Nearly 3 years on from when we first opened the doors to the public on the 1st May 2009, I am even more in love with the building than when I bought it.  I have eventually found my true vocation


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as a hotelier and wedding planner – I make sure that every tiny detail for each wedding is planned to perfection.  I even joke with the brides that I become Bridezillas instead of them as each detail is meticulously dealt with by me personally and I love it!  But in all seriousness it means the bride can get on and leave all the planning to me and she can concentrate on enjoying choosing the finer details such as her dress and flowers etc. What made you fall in love with the Old Vicarage? Even though the building was pretty derelict when I bought it – there was just something about it that made me almost risk everything I owned to purchase it there is just this magical feeling inside and everyone agrees when they visit.

What do you feel your venue offers for weddings and what sets you apart? It’s not a typical venue, it’s a beautiful traditional Georgian house but when you step in through the front door you’re greeted with sheer style and opulence.  We are also small and intimate with only 7 exclusive bedrooms, our wedding parties take over the whole hotel for 24 hours or more if they wish.  We also do not have one wedding the day before or after so don’t offer the typical conveyor belt type wedding.   Each detail is individual and designed to the couple’s specific requirements.  We can hold up to 65 maximum for the sit down wedding breakfast and up to 80 for the evening so a lovely number. How would you describe the style of the Old Vicarage? It’s been described as New York Loft chic feel with a touch of classic manner house-  A real mix of contemporary and traditional with beautiful Georgian windows, candelabras and chandeliers – the style seems to be adored by both young and old. What are your plans for the future at the Old Vicarage?  The weddings have taken off so much that we decided to close the restaurant at the end of December which gives us more time to focus on every event, although we have retained our Head Chef to ensure the standards of our food are maintained.  Moving forward we will continue to build on our already highly regarded reputation for delivering very special weddings.  www.vicarageboutiquehotel.co.uk 01636 815989 Southwell Nottingham NG25 0NB Save The Date | Issue Fourteen


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The Lady Awaits The Riding School at Calke Abbey, bringing a touch of class to your wedding day Since being donated to the National Trust, Calke Abbey, its Riding School and estate have been preserved and frozen in time, resonating memories of a bygone age. However, the time has come for new history to be made... Images www.oehlersphotography.co.uk

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Honeysuckle & Castle, in partnership with the National Trust, are very excited to welcome you to our new, but very old Derbyshire wedding venue. We are pleased to announce that The Riding School is now fully licensed for civil ceremonies and special events and the private family chapel is now available for marriages and blessings too. Nestled in the stunning grounds of Calke Abbey, boasting magnificent baroque architecture and a fascinating history, The Riding School is a new, uniquely splendid wedding and special events venue. With an abundance of understated, yet rustic charm and a backdrop of rolling hills, grazing Long Horn cattle and sleeping courtyards, The Riding School is, without doubt, a beautiful location just perfect for an idyllic wedding. Packed full of character and surprising

original features, The Riding School is a venue with true originality. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the rowing boat that has been placed up high in the beams above and no one knows how it got there. There is also a minstrelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gallery, perfect for a string quartet to play while you enjoy your wedding feast. At the Riding School, a Bride has her own private entrance through the original Game Keepers Cottage, ensuring nobody will see her dress until the last possible moment. Once a wedding ceremony has taken place, the happy couple then have access to the house and estate, including the orangery and walled garden, for photographs. A group shot of all of your guests outside the house looks amazing and incredibly grand. Not everything here is old though. Sally and Helen (of Honeysuckle and Castle)

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have worked tirelessly for nearly a year to transform the Riding School into a bridal heaven and have prepared everything to ensure that you have an unforgettable day. Thanks to some recent renovation work, the Riding School now has a heated floor so that you can enjoy this space all year round too. To put it simply, the Riding School is a venue like no other. Please be our guests and join us for the Grand Open Day on Sunday 24th June, 11-4pm Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE And for information or to request a wedding brochure, call Honeysuckle & Castle on 01332 871654 or visit www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk


Whether you are planning an intimate celebration with family and friends or a grander affair for a larger number of guests, The Finesse Collection hotels provide the perfect setting for your big day. Available for exclusive use, each hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, and with their own distinct character, warm personal service and mouth-watering menus, you can guarantee your wedding will be as individual as you are.

The Lion Pub with Rooms Cathedral Quarter Hotel, 16 St

Donington Manor Hotel, High

Lace Market Hotel, 29-31 High

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Mary’s Gate, Derby, DE1 3JR

Street, Castle Donington, DE74 2PP

Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE

24 Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AX

Telephone: 01332 546 080 events@cathedralquarterhotel.com

Telephone: 01332 810 253 Telephone: 01158 523 232 events@doningtonmanorhotel.co.uk events@lacemarkethotel.co.uk

Telephone: 01773 824 033 events@lionhotel.uk.com

Finesse Hospitality outside catering and event management brings The Finesse Collection experience to the location of your choice. Taking inspiration from the award winning restaurants within the group, Finesse Hospitality’s team of expert chefs use only the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to produce high quality cuisine to suit your tastes, your event and your budget. To experience Finesse Hospitality’s exquisite service and attention to detail for yourself please contact Katie Morrell on 01332 546082 or email kmorrell@thefinessecollection.com

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Time for Tea!

Gemma Morgan of Wedding of my Dreams creates the perfect tea party’

Follow some of these ideas to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere at your reception by holding a tea party wedding theme. You don’t have to incorporate all of these ideas in to your wedding day, just pick out a couple.

Setting the scene Invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get into the style of your wedding. Think about choosing an invitation to capture the style of your day.

A warm welcome

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Kick off the theme from the minute your guests arrive at your venue. Serve your guests champagne, Pimm’s or elderflower pressee from the stable door of a vintage caravan. This 1960’s beauty is named Audrey and is available to hire from Vintage Glamour Days.

I love the ideas of pretty floral bunting hanging from trees, or running throughout your marquee. Bunting can be bought, hired or handmade by a member of your family. Top tip If you’re using bunting just the once look into paper bunting as a cheaper alternative to cotton bunting with the same effect (available to buy from www. theweddingofmydreams.co.uk).

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and using tea party canapé flags on your scones or in your flowers. (available to buy from www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk) For tea party favours collect vintage tea cups and fill with wick and wax when you get home, make this into a fun activity and invite your bridesmaids round to help. Each guest can take home a handmade candle, a beautiful reminder of your tea party wedding and they will look lovely sitting on your guest tables.

Afternoon tea Rather than a three course meal treat your guests to a spot of afternoon tea. Think speciality teas, delicate and dainty finger sandwiches including smoked salmon and cream cheese followed by freshly baked scones all served on vintage crockery. Vintage Glamour Days offer this wonderful service.

For an extra detail why not make your own tea bags for guests to drink after dinner. For a final tip if you’re thinking of having a tea party styled wedding or party get your hands on The Vintage Tea Party Book by Mitchell Beazley, filled with even more ideas for creating the perfect tea party.

Table styling Styling your tables to fit in with your tea party can be simple and effective. Drape lace table cloths over your white linen to give an instant tea party feel. These can be picked up for next to nothing in charity shops. Bunting looks great strung from the front of top tables or around your cake table. Bring the tea party to your table centres, fill cake stand and tea cups with seasonal flowers. All tables don’t have to be the same. You could have a set of tea cups and saucers filled with beautiful blooms on one table while having a three tiered cake stand on another. For a mad hatters tea party why not stack a number of tea cups together and fill with vintage blooms.

Stationery on left page www.lucyledger.com Caravan www.vintageglamourdays.co.uk Paper bunting www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk Tea sign www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk Cake stand & flowers www.passionforflowers.net Tea pot with flowers www.passionforflowers.net

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Darling Buds of... April An April wedding with all the colours of spring and even a sunny day. Sian tells us all about her special day... Our wedding was on 1st April 2012 at St. Peters Church in Tollerton, followed by a reception at The Carriage Hall in Plumtree. We started planning our wedding 15 months ago – Gav proposed on a new year trip to Bruges. When we got home we started researching local venues and all things wedding related! After a couple of months of looking around what felt like the whole of Nottinghamshire, we decided on the very first place we looked at –The Carriage Hall in Plumtree. We loved the open space, the exposed beams and the fact that it is

contemporary without being too modern. Gavin’s Grandad was a signalman for British Rail so we also really liked the railway connection. Another massive selling point, apart from the fact that it is within walking distance of where we live, was the fact that Perkins restaurant has such a good reputation and we wanted to make sure we gave our guests a really special meal. It was important to me that we had a church wedding and having our reception at The Carriage Hall meant we could get married in our local church in Tollerton. Save The Date | Issue Fourteen


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One of the first things I did (after booking our photographer) was book a girlie day with my chief bridesmaid to go wedding dress shopping. I really hadn’t given much thought to the type of dress I would wear so it really was a matter of starting from scratch and trying anything and everything on. In the first shop that we went to I can remember being asked if I would like a full lace dress and replying “oooooh no definitely not” – hmmmmm! I have discovered through planning our wedding that I am extremely indecisive so it’s fortunate that my friend tells it as it is and forced me to be ruthless when deciding on which dresses I liked and more importantly trying to find the one that I loved. To cut a long story short and much to Gavin’s dismay (although it did give him some good material for his speech), I actually bought four dresses (I told you I was indecisive!). The one I actually wore – a gorgeous lace Sassi Holford dress , I bought two weeks before the wedding and was very similar to the first dress I tried on. One thing I have learnt through the whole process of planning a wedding is to stick with your gut instinct as you’re normally right first time! Initially I had also planned to wear a veil but it just didn’t look right with my dress so I used the lace and pearl scalloped edge of the veil to make a belt to go around my wedding dress and the little cuffs that I wore (thanks

to Gavin’s Auntie Susan for this!). We didn’t really have a theme in mind when we started planning the wedding but when we decided on the date for our wedding (1st April may seem like a strange choice but we wanted to get married at the start of the Easter holidays), we decided that we wanted to go with really bright spring flowers. I remember having a conversation with a friend quite early on in the process

about the types of flowers I wanted and I said to her that I quite liked the flowers that you see growing at the side of motorways – she thought I had gone a bit mad but that’s where my obsession with all things yellow began. I’m pleased to say that I didn’t end up with a bouquet of motorway weeds but our amazing florist Michele Gledhill found the most beautiful roses, tulips and other lovely flowers in the same really vibrant yellow that we

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wanted. We were determined to inject some sunshine into our wedding day regardless of how the weather turned out through our bright flowers, but as it happens we were really lucky and had bright sunshine all day. We also had a bright yellow cake (made by Gavinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mum) and our little bridesmaids had marigold yellow dresses from Next, which looked amazing with their flowers. The boys all wore yellow buttonholes too, which looked really nice with their grey suits and brown polka dot ties. We really wanted to add a personal touch to our wedding day so we decided to make all of our own stationery. It took days to make all of the place settings, invites, table plan etc. but it was so worth it in the end. I think above all else, the thing that made our wedding day so perfect for us was the fact that it was so personal and so many of our friends and family got involved. My cousins wrote a poem for us that they read out in church, my little sister made some sweets for the sweet table, a close friend of ours acted as our master of ceremonies

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and did a really great job in bringing all of the speeches together seamlessly. Another really good friend did our make up and her super talented son and his girlfriend played with their band Hold Tight in the evening and made sure we ended the wedding with a massive party. All of the suppliers we chose for our wedding were absolutely amazing and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recommend them highly enough. James White Hair Crash Taylor Photography Taylor Winter Films Michele Gledhill (Flowers) Mandy Rigby (Make up) Dennisson Classic Cars The Carriage Hall, Plumtree (Reception venue) Hold Tight Band, London


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A group effort

its a numbers game trying to get that perfect group shot

As well as formal pictures it’s good to get everyone having some fun

Ask any wedding photographer and they’ll tell you that group shots are always one of the most challenging aspects of shooting a wedding. A line of guests looking awkward, reluctantly posing and getting agitated. Do you include them? Don’t you? What if the bride and groom insist on getting each and every guest photographed including Great Grandma Nora? How do you achieve this without lining Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

everyone up and barking at people to stand straight and smile? Well, here’s how – approach it with some creativity and a sprinkle of imagination and achieve some pretty impressive results (even including Great Grandma Nora!) We’ve asked some of our esteemed wedding photographers to demonstrate how they tackle group shots .... and here are the results!


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Beach shot www.shoot-lifestyle.co.uk Bottom left www.helenkingphotography.co.uk Top of the right page with couple kissing www.redsquaregallery.co.uk Boys sat under the painting www.leegarlandphotography.co.uk Couple waving www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk Green dresses, jumping www.crashtaylor.com Some of

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The geese were determined to be part of the big day too!

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Capturing the big day Oehlers Photography Profile

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All images Oehlers Photography

ehlers Photography consists of myself, Cathy, as the main wedding photographer, and my husband Brian, who is the second shooter and assistant. Working as a team, having two photographers at your wedding allows us to shoot from two different perspectives so that we can get fresh, fun and original shots, which capture the essence of your day. We love what we do and enjoy every minute of our time taking photographs of fabulous weddings throughout the year. We pride ourselves in taking story-telling, natural, romantic and fun imagery that you feel you can step into and relive those wonderful moments all over again. We are happy to travel with our work and accept commissions from around the UK as well as abroad. There are many fantastic weddings that I would like to showcase. Naomi and Richard’s wedding on the 3rd September 2011, at Croxton Kerrial, in the Vale of Belvoir, stands out in my mind. It was unique and great fun to photograph. They wanted to evoke their love for their village lifestyle and surroundings in the photography. One highlight was photographing Naomi and Richard in the village field with a gaggle of geese. It was quite a feat to photograph but a good laugh! Trying to get the geese to stand still was impossible! Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

“We first met Cathy at a Wedding Fayre and the warm and open greeting we received enabled us to feel this part of our wedding was easy to decide. She made the process of our wedding photography sound simple and exquisite, just what we were looking for. Cathy and Brian came to visit us and see our village, home, church and reception venue to discuss what we wanted. All our ideas were incorporated within the photography as well as many more suggestions from Cathy. The guidance, support and subtle presence on our wedding day made us feel comfortable and at ease it was enjoyable and a great success!” Naomi & Richard Sims

To get in touch with Cathy and Brian at Oehlers Photography visit: www.oehlersphotography.co.uk Tel 0115 9736 598 / 07817 657 041 info@oehlersphotography.co.uk


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Contact details: Grace Couture 44 Abbey Road West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 5NF Telephone: 0115 981 1821 www.gracecouture.co.uk


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Q&A

Mimi Toko

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How would you describe the style of dresses at Mimi Toko?

different gowns look on real people rather than on the hanger!

We pride ourselves on housing some fantastic British and International designers with each having their own unique style. Most of our gowns have something really individual and unusual about them whether it be the striking colours and theatrical designs of Ian Stuart or the simple sculpture of a Suzanne Neville.

What do you feel makes Mimi Toko stand out from other bridal boutiques in the area?

What do you and the team at Mimi Toko offer to a bride when she’s choosing her dream dress?

Our luxury boutique is located just north of Derby in the village of Duffield so parking is easy and we don’t have the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre. We only take one bridal appointment at a time and make sure all appointments are for at least an hour so you won’t be rushed. We believe that the process of choosing your wedding dress should be a truly special

Our approachable, friendly and experienced staff offer a dedicated service for the bride which starts on her very first visit. We understand that brides are looking for the “perfect gown”, a gown that will complement their features, their individuality and their taste. We encourage brides to bring their “wedding book” or any pictures etc they might have seen of things they like so we can get a real feel for the type of wedding the bride is going for. We also try to encourage brides to try styles that they might not ordinarily choose for themselves as it really is amazing how

one and we want you to relax and enjoy the whole experience. Which bridal designers do you stock? We stock the multi- award winning designer Ian Stuart, whose gowns are as innovative as they are stunning. We also have Suzanne Neville for the more classically elegant look and Enzoani which tend to be quite vintage inspired. Essense of Australia and Martina Liana are two of our international designers whose collections never disappoint, with their collections including many contemporary lace dresses along with the more traditional satin and taffeta gowns.

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Benjamin Roberts also offer a very eclectic range of dresses, again, something to suit all tastes. Last year we added a bridesmaid boutique upstairs in our Duffield store and now offer a range of designs from Dessy and Alfred Sung. The quirky knee length Alfred Sung gowns have proved a real hit for bridesmaids this year! What do you love about being involved in the wonderful world of weddings? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generally just such a happy environment to work in with every day bringing something, or someone, different. It sounds like a clichĂŠ but there really is no better feeling than seeing someone fall in love with their dream dress and share in the process of planning one of the most special and important days of their lives! Mimi Toko www.mimitoko.co.uk 1 Tamworth Street Duffield, Derby DE56 4ER 01332 842332 Save The Date | Issue Fourteen


Bringing a touch of chic, vintage glamour to your Wedding Day. Specialists in hiring out beautiful vintage bone china, cutlery and table accessories for the perfect wedding breakfast.

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AN OASIS of calm We indulge ourselves in a truly personal spa experience at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

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rriving at Ragdale Hall, along the meandering country lanes, you feel miles away from anywhere surrounded by beautiful meadows and flower filled fields. However, this spa retreat is just a 20 minute drive from Nottingham and within easy reach of the M1 and A1 between Loughborough and Melton Mowbray. The ideal spot. Upon check in, it was immediately apparent that this award winning spa lays a great amount of emphasis on personal service. Attentive, polite and so accommodating, the staff personally show you around the spa before handing over your outfit for the day – a fluffy white robe. Having checked in, myself and Abbi enjoyed a welcome drink before using our guide and map to plan our day. We decided to start off with a gentle water aerobics session. Half an hour of jumping around in the stunning 25 metre pool full of lovely ladies, laughing and relaxed, it was a great start to the day. After the session, we had a little go on the waterside exercise machines – rowing, cycling and stepping in water is the way forward – so much more fun than a regular gym!

A deceivingly spacious place, we popped our robes on and spent an hour exploring our retreat for the day. Unfortunately, the April showers were in full swing so we stayed indoors but outside was idyllic and looked like the perfect setting for a sunny day. Inside, the corridors weaved around to reveal lots of hidden coves – mainly consisting of oversized comfy chairs and sofas, magazines, soothing music and a tranquil atmosphere. Lunch time arrived and we got to experience what can only be described as a feast in the grand dining room. With a focus on healthy eating, the buffet was amazing, filled with beautiful fresh food created by the renowned expert chefs. After lunch, we decided to experience what we were really here for – the thermal spa. A cocoon of relaxation, this state of the art spa was fantastic. Cascading waterfalls, meandering pools filled with warm water, outdoor Jacuzzis and quiet areas to sit and read. Combine this with the thermal experience with various sensory rooms and areas to indulge in. Literally, we spent over two hours here and could have easily spent more – amazing. Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

Not content with the huge lunch time feast, we decided to head to the seaside themed Verandah Bar for a cup of tea and cake. By this time, it was 4pm and so we found ourselves a comfy sofa in the Conservatory, borrowed a few magazines, curled up and chilled out. Dragging ourselves to the changing rooms, we spent longer than necessary in the fabulous rain showers, reluctantly removed our robe and slowly brought ourselves back to normality. So, would we recommend Ragdale Hall Spa to you, a bride to be currently in the midst of your wedding planning? Absolutely! This incredible retreat is perfect for anyone after some well deserved ‘r and r’. So, grab your girls and prepare for a day of sheer bliss and a truly personal spa experience.

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Planning a wedding can be a real challenge. Yes it’s fun and can be one of the loveliest times of your life but it can also be hugely stressful and time consuming. So, we caught up with a woman who plans weddings for a living, Amy Thorne at Amaranthyne Weddings and Events, and here she tells us all about it.

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So, Amy, why did you decide to become a wedding planner?

A full list of our services can be found on our website - www.amaranthyne.co.uk

I have always been creative and organised with vision and attention to detail. I spent years in admin and marketing roles but I always knew I wanted to get into something more creative and more in fitting with my personality. I have organised lots of events and a point in my life arose where I had the opportunity to retrain in the wedding industry which is an area I have always had a passion for. Weddings are such a fantastic celebration and I love the fact that I can interpret people’s visions making them a reality.

What benefits do you feel a wedding planner would bring to a couple planning their wedding?

What services do you offer for brides to help with the organisation of their big day?

How far in advance should brides and grooms be thinking about a wedding planner?

We offer numerous tailor-made services to help brides with the organisation of their big day, including bespoke full wedding planning, on the day coordination, venue and supplier searches, budget management and we also design Swarovski crystal favours and decorations to fit in with every wedding theme.

It’s never too late to book a wedding planner, which is why on the day coordination works perfectly for so many couples. Some couples feel that they want to do everything themselves and then at the last minute, just want to offload it all to somebody, so that they can spend time relaxing before the big day.

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A wedding planner can be working with a couple for a long period of time on the lead up to their big day. We can help ease any worries, talk over concerns and provide a friendly ear willing to listen. We also have an extensive database of suppliers and excellent negotiation skills (meaning we can get the best price).


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The perfect timescale if a couple wanted full bespoke planning is 9-12 months, but anything is possible and I am always up for a challenge. What celebrity wedding would you LOVE to be a wedding planner for? All brides should feel like a celebrity on their wedding day, it is their day to be the centre of attention and feel absolutely beautiful. However, if I had to pick a celebrity I would probably go for Emma Watson, she has style, elegance and a real natural stunning beauty as well as a slight quirky edge. Just writing this has resulted in visions and ideas bubbling in my head, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to start an inspiration board for it, you never know!! To get in touch with Amy, Call 07971 384 473 Email info@amaranthyne.co.uk Or visit www.amaranthyne.co.uk Save The Date | Issue Fourteen


With over 15 years experience, Ben can offer something for every musical taste and budget. A sophisticated and tailor made approach to designing the soundtrack to your special day. Ben offers everything from subtle acoustic background music during the wedding ceremony to an evening disco and live sets that are guaranteed to get the party going with lighting included. Just Ben really is a one stop shop for all your musical needs.

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Best of British LYMN LUXURY VEHICLE HIRE - ARRIVING IN STYLE FOR 75 YEARS

This year the UK is celebrating and so is Lymn Luxury Vehicle Hire With the forthcoming season of spectacular events due to take place this summer, including the Olympics and The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee, Lymn Luxury Vehicle Hire will be enjoying their own celebration. LLVH (Luxury Wedding Car Hire, Nottingham, Derby & the East Midlands) will be celebrating their 75th anniversary of providing luxury wedding limousines since 1937. LLVH are an established family owned and run business with a proven track record of providing luxury vehicle hire. To really make an entrance on your Wedding day and to wow onlookers as you arrive, LLVH offer a large range of Rolls-Royce, Bentley and other prestige vehicles available from showrooms, centrally located in Derby, Nottingham and Mansfield, available for Weddings across the UK. Celebrate a diamond year for the UK with the best of British. As the nation celebrates 2012, Lymn

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Luxury Vehicle Hire will be flying the flag for Great Britain. LLVH are committed to supporting British motor manufacturers and offering you the very best of British craftsmanship. LLVH offer you the chance to bring the wow factor to your big day with an extensive fleet of luxury RollsRoyce and Bentley limousines, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Bentley Continental Flying Spur. The LLVH fleet of vehicles are the epitome of elegance, style, comfort and luxury. Sleek, classically good-looking and as traditional as Britain itself, each vehicle in the fleet is unique. Rolls-Royce Phantom VI vehicles were the choice to transport leading family members and guests to the Royal Wedding in style. Kate Middleton was Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

transported to the ceremony in luxurious Rolls-Royce Phantom VI limousine, before emerging from Westminster Abbey with Prince William as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, similar to the vehicles which we are able to offer you. LLVH invite you to embrace luxury

vehicle hire at its best, with stylish, reliable and luxurious chauffeur driven cars, at competitive rates, ensuring luxury vehicle hire is affordable and accessible for your own big day.


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The Great Getaway Top tips for planning your perfect once in a lifetime honeymoon with travel contributor, Emma Gibbs at www.thehoneymoonproject.com

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Whether or not you want it to be a once-in-a-lifetime no-expenses-spared trip, or are just looking for somewhere low-key to spend a precious few days together, the idea of planning your honeymoon can at first seem a little bit daunting. But it doesn’t have to be, at all. Here are a few tips to bear in mind when you’re first starting to think about and plan your honeymoon – for more, head over to The Honeymoon Project. Save The Date | Issue Fourteen


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Five Top Tips Decide on a budget (and stick to it!) The last thing you want is to have your heart set on an overwater bungalow in the Maldives and then discover that the most you can afford is a partial seaview in Bournemouth.

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THINK ABOUT A GIFT LIST If you can’t afford the honeymoon you want then think about setting up a honeymoon gift list, which will allow guests to contribute towards your trip. Decide when you want to go Directly after your wedding, a few days after, or maybe even a month or half a year later. Check the weather Particularly vital if you want a beach honeymoon and can’t bear the thought of rain. Paris

Talk to each other Draw up a list of the things you both want from your honeymoon – this will help narrow down destinations and enable you to choose a destination you both want. I hope this helps and wherever you decide to go on your honeymoon, I’m sure you’ll have an incredible time!

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Exclusive offer for Save the Date readers! Book your honeymoon at Kuoni Nott ingham before October 2012 and we will credit your Kuoni Gift List with £100 when you mention Save the Date magazine.


Book your honeymoon at Kuoni Nottingham Congratulations on your engagement! There’s a lot to plan in preparation for the big day but one choice is simple. Kuoni has been voted the Best Honeymoon Company and the World’s Leading Tour Operator for 11 years in a row. Your honeymoon is safe in our hands. Our Personal Travel Experts at Kuoni Nottingham are ready to craft your perfect honeymoon while you relax with a complimentary glass of Champagne. We take the time to listen to your ideas and can tailor make a honeymoon from scratch, from an overwater villa in the Maldives to a wild safari, staying in a luxurious tent with its own private hot tub. Our Personal Travel Experts can also plan an amazing overseas wedding – say your vows on a stunning beach in Sri Lanka or plan a unique ceremony, such as climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia to say your vows at the top! Once you’ve booked your honeymoon or wedding, take advantage of our free online Kuoni Gift List. For those major moments in your life, you can rely on Kuoni to make them special.

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Cakey Wakey t: 0115 9611277 m: 07737 137944 e: cakeywakey@me.com www.cakey-wakey.co.uk

FLORIST

Cameo Cupcakes t: 01332 205 504 e: michelle@cameocupcakes.co.uk www.cameocupcakes.co.uk 9 Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, DE1 2NG Delish (Cake pops) t: 07875 330645 e: yes@wearedelish.com www.wearedelish.com Eggleston Cakes & Flowers t: 01509 236692 / 07983 069076 e: info@egglestoncakesandflowers.co.uk www.egglestoncakesandflowers.co.uk

CATERING Chilli Pepper Events t: 079 73 684 251 e: chillipepperevents@hotmail.co.uk www.chillipepperevents.co.uk The Fiona Herbert Catering Company Ltd t: 01636 812434 e: eventsteam@fionaherbertcatering.co.uk www.fionaherbertcatering.co.uk

Floraldeco t: 07980 569808 e: floraldeco@googlemail.com www.floraldeco.co.uk Tineke Floral Designs t: 01623 464 371 t: 01629 629 371 e: kerry@tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk www.tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk www.tinekedelivered.co.uk The Blossom Tree t: 01332 864200 e: bloom@theblossomtree.co.uk www.theblossomtree.co.uk Williams Yard, Derby Road, Melbourne, Derby, DE73 8JR Michele Gledhill : Flowers & Styling t: 07540 575499 e: Michele@michelegledhill.co.uk www.michelegledhill.co.uk The Greenery t: 01332 832 500 www.thegreenery.uk.com 17 Town Street, Duffield, Derby, DE56 4EH Sophieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flower Co t: 07864 287257 / 07747 751221 e: hello@sophiesflowerco.uk www.sophiesflowerco.co.uk

Spit Roaster Specialists t: 07795 478966 / 07966 242977 e: info@spitroaster.net www.spitroaster.net

Zinc Floral Design t: 0115 958 5775 / 07780 688 255 e: sales@zincfloraldesign.co.uk www.zincfloraldesign.co.uk

ENTERTAINMENT

HAIR & BEAUTY

Ark Angel t: 01636 814084 m: 07977 226110 e: info@arkangel.uk.com www.arkangel.uk.com

Alana Make Up & Beauty t: 07515 401 332 www.alanamakeupandbeauty.co.uk

Bliss Wedding DJ t: 01332 519710 (continued on next column) Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

James White Hair t: 07932 086 189 e: info@jameswhitehair.co.uk www.jameswhitehair.co.uk


66 Jarah Hair & Day Spa t: 01332 369900 e: info@jarah.co.uk www.jarah.co.uk 25A St James Chambers/Halls St James Street, Derby, DE1 1QZ Laura Harrison t: 07531 384695 e: info@lauraharrisonmakeup.co.uk www.lauraharrisonmakeup.co.uk Make-up Artist Midlands by Emma t: 07866 453 670 e: www.makeupartistmidlands.com

JEWELLERY Stuart Thexton Jewellery t: 0115 988 1821 e stuart@stuart-thexton.com: www.stuart-thexton.com 19-21 Exchange Arcade  Nottingham, NG1 2DD

MARQUEES Peak Tipis t: 01335 210 349 www.peaktipis.co.uk Top Marques (UK) Ltd t: 01335 330 476 e: info@topmarquesuk.com www.topmarquesuk.com

MENSWEAR East Midlands Formal Hire t: 0115 950 8760       www.eastmidlandsformalhire.co.uk East Midlands Formal Hire 70-72 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD TLC Formal Hire t: 0115 9819 660 e: joywimbledon@aol.com www.formalhirebytlc.co.uk 42a Stanhome Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7GF

PHOTOGRAPHY

Crash Taylor t: 07903 925847 / 0115 8291423 e: info@crashtaylor.com www.crashtaylor.com

Michele Gledhill : Flowers & Styling t: 07540 575499 e: Michele@michelegledhill.co.uk www.michelegledhill.co.uk

Jon Rouston Photography t: 0115 714 2137 / 07709 446071 e: jon@jonrouston.co.uk www.jonrouston.co.uk

Tillyboo Events t: 01332 813973 e: tillybooevents@mac.com www.tillyboo.co.uk

Lee Garland Photography t: 07779 662 178 e: lee@leegarlandphotography.co.uk www.leegarland.co.uk

Vintage English t: 0771 770 6213 e: hello@vintageenglish.co.uk www.vintageenglish.co.uk

Mark Pugh Photography t: 0844 318 8960 e: customer.service@markpugh.com www.markpugh.com

Whyte Weddings and Events t: 0115 9655713 / 07857 984238 e: emily@whyteweddings-uk.com www.whyteweddings-uk.com

Mirror Imaging Photography t: 07968 159465 e: sarah@mirrorimaging.co.uk www.mirrorimaging.co.uk Natural Expressions Photography t: 01522 528810 m: 07818 436706 e: patrick@naturalexpressions.co.uk www.naturalexpressions.co.uk Oehlers Photography t. 0115 9736598 m. 07817657041 e. info@oehlersphotography.co.uk www.oehlersphotography.co.uk Rachael Connerton Photography t: 0115 9844885 e: info@rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk Red Square Photography t: 01335 360103 www.redsquaregallery.co.uk e: info@redsquaregallery.co.uk

THEMING & STYLING Darby & Joan t: 07976 409518 e: karen@darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk www.darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk

Butterworth Photography t: 0115 8497158 www.butterworthphotography.co.uk

Executive Linen t: 01332 694333 e: info@executivelinen.co.uk www.executivelinen.co.uk

Ian Bursill Photography t: 07881 438911 e: info@bursill.com www.bursill.com

Honeysuckle & Castle t: 01332 871654 info@honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk

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STATIONERY Figtree Invitations t: 01332 840 247 e: weddings@figtreecreative.co.uk www.figtreeinvitations.co.uk Espouse Boutique Wedding Stationery t: 0115 9160917 e: dominique@espousestationery.com www.espousestationery.com Original Minnie Stationery t: 07773 082360 e: info@originalminnie.com www.originalminnie.com Whesthill – stylists in stationery t: 07966 622271 e: whesthill@btinternet.com www.whesthill.co.uk

TRANSPORT Dennisson Classic Cars t: 0115 9550129 e: info@dennissonclassics.co.uk www.dennissonclassics.co.uk Exclusive Cars Ltd t: 0115 9877277 e: exclusivecarsltd@btconnect.com www.exclusivecars.co.uk I Do Wedding Cars t: 0115 9611277 m: 07737 137944 e: info@idoweddingcars.org www.idoweddingcars.org ilovevdubweddings t: 01522 543659 m: 07852 255638 e: info@ilovevdubweddings.co.uk www.ilovevdubweddings.co.uk


67 Lymn Luxury Vehicle Hire t: 0115 911 4401 m: 07968 698358 e: rob@lymn.co.uk www.llvh.co.uk

Hartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nottingham t: 0115 9881900 e: k.shaw@hartshotel.co.uk or reception@hartshotel.co.uk www.hartsnottingham.co.uk

Thrumpton Hall t: 07590 818045 e: enquiries@thrumptonhall.com www.thrumptonhall.com Thrumpton, Nottinghamshire NG11 0AX

You Can With A Camper Van t: 07532 188431 / 07969 806669 e: youcanwithacampervan@gmail.com www.youcanwithacampervan.co.uk

Hodsock Priory t: 01909 591 204 www.hodsockpriory.com Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0TY

VIDEOGRAPHERS

TRAVEL Kuoni t: 0115 947 0074 www.kuoni.co.uk 44 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG9 2GQ

VENUES Belvoir Castle t: 01476 871032 weddings@belvoircastle.com www.belvoircastle.com The Carriage Hall t: 0115 9375300 www.thecarriagehall.co.uk Calke Abbey (Venues) t: 01332 871654 e: info@honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Cathedral Quarter Hotel (Venues) t:01332 546 080 e: events@cathedralquarterhotel.com www.thefinessecollection.com/cathedralquarter 16 St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate, Derby, DE1 3JR Donington Manor Hotel (Venues) t: 01332 810 253 e: events@doningtonmanorhotel.co.uk www.thefinessecollection.com/donington High Street, Castle Donington, DE74 2PP Lace Market Hotel (Venues) t:0115 852 3232 e: events@lacemarkethotel.co.uk www.thefinessecollection.com/lacemarket 29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE The Lion Hotel (Venues) t: 01773 824 033 e: events@lionhotel.uk.com www.thefinessecollection.com/lion 24 Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AX East Lodge Country House t: 01629 734474 e: info@eastlodge.com www.eastlodge.com Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EF

Holme Pierrepont Hall t: 0115 933 2371 e: rplb@holmepierreponthall.com www.holmepierreponthall.com Holme Pierrepont Hall, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, NG12 2LD

Enter The Tree House t: 07752150170 e: contact@enterthetreehouse.com www.enterthetreehouse.com Taylor|Winter Films t: 07903 925847 / 0115 8291423 e: info@crashtaylor.com www.taylorwinterfilms.com

Kelham House t : 01636 705266 e enquiries@kelhamhouse.co.uk www.kelhamhouse.co.uk Kelham House, Main Street, Kelham, Newark, Nottingham, NG23 5QP

WEDDING GIFT LIST

Stancliffe Hall t: 01629 736956 e: enquiries@stancliffehall.co.uk www.stancliffehall.co.uk Whitworth Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2HJ

notonthehighstreet weddings@notonthehighstreet.com www.notonthehighstreet.com

Trent Bridge t: 0115 982 3042 e: Trudie.warsop@nottsccc.co.uk www.trentbridge.co.uk/tietheknot Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 6AG

Cara Evans Wedding and Events Planning t: 07968 744546 e: mail@caraevans.com www.caraevans.com

The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel t: 01636 815 989 e: reservations@vicarageboutiquehotel.co.uk www.vicarageboutiquehotel.co.uk The Old Vicarage, Westhorpe, Southwell, Nottingham, NG25 0NB The Priest House Hotel t: 0845 072 7502 e: thepriesthouse@handpicked.co.uk www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/priest-house Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RR The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club t: 0115 9333344 e: events@thenottinghamshire.com www.thenottinghamshire.com Stragglethorpe, Nottingham, NG12 3HB The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields t: 0115 925 7062 e: info@beestonfields.co.uk www.beestonfields.co.uk Old Drive, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 3DD Save The Date | Issue Fourteen

John Lewis t: 0115 9418282 e: giftlist_nottingham@johnlewis.co.uk www.johnlewis.com

Wedding Planners

Veils & Vows t: 07867 693073 e: louise@veilsandvows.co.uk www.veilsandvows.co.uk Amaranthyne Weddings and Eventst: t: 07971 384473 e: info@amaranthyne.co.uk www.amaranthyne.co.uk Your Wedding Angel t: 07701029923 e: leahlyons@yourweddingangel.com www.yourweddingangel.com

ADDITIONAL SERVICES Strictly Hitched Wedding Websites t: 01509 881227 m:07968 698358 e: info@strictlyhitched.co.uk www.strictlyhitched.co.uk

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