Issue 8 January-March 2011
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THE WEDDING AND EVENTS MAGAZINE FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS
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EDITOR’S NOTE So, we’re into 2011 ... how did that happen!? I’m sure for any of you out there planning your wedding, you’ll be feeling the same. You go from one dress fitting to another, one tasting to the next and before you know it, your wedding is upon you and it’s time to say “I do”. As exciting and amazing planning your wedding can be, we at Save the Date magazine have discovered one element of wedding planning that needs a face lift ..... wedding fayres. That’s right, the other Sunday morning when you dragged your hubby to be out in the cold to a ‘wedding fayre’ and possibly came away feeling uninspired - that is what we aim to change. Our Wedding Event with a Difference promises (hand on heart) to provide you with the BEST, most INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE and all round INSPIRATIONAL experience of what a ‘wedding fayre’ should be about. We’ve even changed the word ‘fayre’ to ‘event’ as we feel that an event is what it will be - something which will leave people talking. And the most exciting thing about all of this is .... everyone who buys a ticket to the event automatically gets entered into a competition to win £5,000 worth of wedding supplies for their big day. And we’ve got some pretty cool names on board offering their services ... turn to page 35 for further information. We hope you can give this event a whirl and we absolutely promise to knock your socks off. As for everything else, well, we’ve got our first birthday party pictures (we honestly cannot believe it’s been a whole year!), a fabulous real wedding, amazing fashion inspiration and lots more. Also, from now on, Save the Date magazine will be printed quarterly (giving us four whole weeks longer to get our creative juices flowing) so we’ll be back in April for the next installment. For now, a very happy new year to you all,
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Here, we bring you lots of eye candy to inspire and prepare you for what 2011 has in store in the world of weddings. From spring like garden parties, rustic charm and DIY decor, there is plenty for you to feast your eyes on. And, with this amazing inspiration board courtesy of the lovely Chloe Adlington of www.lovemakingit.co.uk, we can't wait for spring to arrive so we can start making it ourselves!
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Wedding Filming - The New Must Have Matt King, director of Jumping Spider Films tells us why a wedding film is a timeless memento. We watch television. We watch a lot of television. How much? Well a 2005 government report suggests we watch on average 157 minutes a day. Around about 18 hours a week. That’s 3,744 hours a year, and of course this is in 2005 - before the recession hit and we all stopped going out. Chances are it has probably risen a bit since then. So what’s my point you may ask… I’ve worked and still occasionally work in television; I’ve worked on some great TV shows but I’ve also worked on shows that I have had little or no creative input in. It’s a job and one that I enjoy, but fulfillment; the feeling of making something truly unique, creative and genuinely something to be proud of, well apart from my own short films and the occasional television programme, I’ve only ever experienced those feelings when making a wedding film. 6
Now close your eyes for a few seconds and picture a wedding videographer in your mind. I’m 99% certain that you probably pictured a middle aged, slightly overweight man with a large VHS camcorder on his shoulder walking around and generally looking ugly and getting in the way. And you're probably not wrong in some cases. I have seen, through research, some absolutely appalling wedding filmmaking. I think there may be an ‘I can do that’ attitude – ‘All I need is a camera and a website and away we go!’. Well they’re right. Anyone can buy a very good camera for a reasonable price and point it at the bride and groom. So what’s the point in hiring a good videographer to do the same thing? If we can all afford a good camera (you can buy High Definition Cameras for a few hundred pounds), why don’t we all make TV and films as well? Well, I think we all know the answer to that one. And now to the point.
We watch a lot of television programmes, and we watch a lot of movies. Good, bad, memorable, forgettable; they make us laugh, cry, shout and occasionally turn off. We watch actors, brilliant actors. We watch celebrities; funny, quirky, talented, talentless celebrities. We watch the public, the stupid, inept public. We watch everyone, but unless of course you are one of the above, we don’t watch ourselves. And most of us wouldn’t want to would we?
Using multiple cameras, broadcast quality editing and sound recording equipment combined with experience and passion, a good, high quality videographer will make a remarkable memento of your day. They won’t be obtrusive, they’ll mingle well with your guests and they’ll capture the moments you missed. They’ll capture your friends and family, the tears and laughter, the nervous groom, the stunning bride, the proud parents and the best mans speech. They’ll then skillfully edit it, creating a story, set to beautiful, provoking music that evokes the atmosphere and emotion of the day.
I have nothing, no moving image of myself up until the age of 23. I have no footage of my wedding day and I have nothing to show my children of my life before they existed. Sure, I have pictures, but I have no voice, no laugh, no tears. Nothing. Zilch. There is even less footage of my own parents. Now I have a selection of cameras that are always near by, I capture everything these days; my parents on film behaving (well, behaving like parents and grandparents) myself and my wife behaving like the idiot parents we are and endless footage of my children growing up. But I have nothing of myself or my wife before the children existed. And what do you think they’ll really want to watch when they are older?
A good wedding film should not be underestimated. There are a sprinkling of quality wedding videographers out there, you can find them but you just have to look and please avoid the bad ones, they give us all a bad name. But to give you an idea of the impact a wedding film can have, I recently received an email from a previous bride we filmed; she emailed me to tell me they had watched their wedding film seven times in two days. They both cried whilst watching it. We’ve made television watched by millions; I don’t think anyone would have cried. I know which I’d rather make.
I’ve seen pictures of my mum and dad on their wedding day - all blue suit and flares. Great pictures, a bit brown through age but none the less still do the job. And that’s it, I’ve seen the pictures. The only other story I know of the day is that my dad had to take a lot of valium to cope with the nerves. Oh how I’d love to see the big man a blubbering, nervous, drugged up wreck! How I’d love to watch a film of that day, see long deceased relatives bought back to life and see my mum as a young woman, not as a mum. In case you haven’t got the point already, I’m trying to sell you wedding videography. No, really I am. But honestly, I’m not only trying to sell for my business to be a success; I’m selling it because I believe in it. I believe it is a must have, I believe it should no longer be an optional extra that you can do without. I don’t want to take away the business of any other suppliers; they all make an incredible contribution to your day. The flowers, the photographer, the venue, the dress, and the wedding planner - they are all as important as one another. I’m just trying to put GOOD videography in that category.
Reassess wedding videography and draw a new picture in your mind. It has come a long way, believe me. Consider it for your wedding and if you do decide to have it filmed, in 40 years time, you’ll be so very glad you did. That is if you find time to watch it in your busy TV watching schedule…
You can get in touch with Jumping Spider Films at: www.jumpingspiderfilms.com firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Matt direct on 07803 044 392
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When? Thursday 18th November Where? The Riverbank in Nottingham Who came? Lots of Save the Date magazine's fabulous clients including amazing florists, fantastic photographers, wedding dress designers and boutique owners, some of East Midlands best venue owners, creatives and and lots more! Thank you to everyone who came along to help us celebrate. What did we eat and drink? The Riverbank's amazing canapĂ¨s all washed down with the flowing Prosecco. Yummy cupcakes were also on offer, lovingly baked by Tanya at Bluebell Bakery (www.bluebellbakery.co.uk)
What happened? The incredibly talented Just Ben (www.justben.co.uk) provided the laid back entertainment, whilst our guests had lots of fun in the photo booth, kindly provided by the lovely husband and wife team at Instant Momento (www.instantmomento.co.uk) - the ideal ice breaker and a great way to get your guests having a good laugh with all the hilarious props on offer! A great night was had by all. With a huge thank you to the team at the Riverbank, Just Ben, Helium Heaven, Instant Momento, Rachael Connerton Photography, Bluebell Bakery and James White Hair. 11
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In Twenty Eleven, wedding stationery can be as creative, colourful or as individual as the bride and groom. Brides and grooms are looking to organise a wedding which their guests will remember forever – they want to be imaginative in all aspects of the day, but also being aware of the budget they have set for the great day ahead.
Will the invitations be utterly discreet, in neutral tones giving no clues whatsoever to your colour scheme or the theme of the wedding or will they be fully coordinated with your bridesmaid’s dresses, floral bouquets and table décor? Popular demands for this season are vivid colours, combinations of two contrasting colours and textured papers. Colours we have already worked with have been combinations of dark grey and dusky pink, black and shocking pink, yellow and orange, turquoise and hot pink and orange and hot pink – just to get the creative juices flowing. Remember, these colours can be coordinated over the full suite of wedding stationery from Save the Date cards through to the final Thank You Cards. For couples who don’t want to stand out from the crowd and be more traditional, we have been embellishing invitations with ribbon adding the bride and grooms name in silver or gold for a more personalised feel. We can also add the picture of a venue (with the venues permission) to create a bespoke and classic feel. Whesthill aim to make the back of the invite as interesting as the front, colour coordinate the envelopes – why not it’s your wedding day! For complete luxury, we have heavy weight board envelopes made to measure and made to colour. We never make any invitation design twice, although we may create variations on a theme. Not sure what you want?! Brides, grooms and mums if you wish are invited to spend the afternoon with us in the idyllic setting of the Peak District and create your own wedding stationery. The only limit to our creativity is your imagination! So whether you want your invites to be light with a sophisticated flair, bright fresh and juicy or just oozing chocolaty richness, come and join us for a coffee and a cupcake and we will start creating! Handmade to Whesthill really means handmade – every item is printed on our premises, every piece of ribbon and board foiled individually – all whilst we try not to be disrupted with the magnificent views of the Peak District from our unique office in the heart of a working farm. With access to numerous papers, we pride ourselves on being able to design and work within budgets. ...........the start of a lovely event in your life begins when a wedding invitation drops through your letterbox.....
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Rachael Connerton meets Jess at Green and Stock What happened when über creative photographer met über creative cake stylist As a photographer, I love capturing the little details that make a wedding really special so it’s exciting when we meet other creative people who share our passion! Taking inspiration from boutique cake designers in New York and London, Green & Stock create bespoke wedding cakes, providing a real centre-piece to any wedding day. They also offer unique, hand-crafted cake toppers, delighting brides and grooms with miniature models of the wedding party to treasure long after the big day. As you can imagine, as wedding photographers, we see lots of wedding cakes but Green and Stock’s personal touch really stands out. When we saw their work at a number of weddings, we could tell straight away that we were on the same wavelength and we couldn’t wait to get in touch with the owner, Jess, to collaborate on a shoot! Jess has baking in her genes; she learned to bake alongside her mum and one of her earliest memories is of pretending to be on Blue Peter, telling everyone what she was baking! This started her lifelong passion for cake making: “I always liked baking for friends and family and I’m so lucky to have turned something I love into my career!” Jess’ enthusiasm and attention to detail really shows in the way she works with her clients. “Whenever I speak to brides and grooms, firstly, we talk about what ideas they’ve had for their wedding cake; 18
what designs and styles they’ve seen that they like, the colours and themes, the number of tiers etc. I then invite them for an exclusive consultation.” Recently, Jess worked with one of our lovely brides and grooms, Sarah and Mark, for their amazing wedding at Prestwold Hall. “We started with a blank piece of paper and, over tea and cake (of course!), we sketched out Sarah and Mark’s own personal designs. We looked through swatches of fabric from Sarah’s beautiful dress and her bridesmaids’, as well as images from magazines - all to explore the specific style they were looking for.” From this initial design, Jess created a stunning bespoke four-tier wedding cake that Sarah and Mark loved and fitted perfectly with the understated, classic feel they were hoping for.
One of Jess’ favourite weddings this year was for Karen and Fraser, whose wedding was featured on Save the Date's blog, “Karen and Fraser were so lovely and it was so much fun working with them. They came to their consultation with an open mind and worked with me on lots of ideas - we really got inspired! In the end, as well as a beautiful cake, they had cake toppers made of all of the wedding party, dressed in their wedding finery. I’d always wanted to do something like it as I’d never done such a wide collection of cake toppers before.” So, to sum it up, whether you’re looking for a classic, timeless wedding cake or a completely unique centre-piece, Green and Stock’s fantastic designs are definitely worth exploring! www.greenandstock.co.uk Photography and words courtesy of Rachael Connerton Photography www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk
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Boasting 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and a truly elegant, sophisticated ambience, weddings at Chatsworth really do provide the WOW factor. From its fantastic, experienced team of wedding professionals, incredibly scenic location in the heart of Derbyshire, rolling landscapes and a flexible approach, anyone looking for that quintessential, quality location for their wedding day need look no further than Chatsworth. The special wedding weekend here at the Chatsworth stables on 26-27 February gives you an opportunity to come along and view this unique venue as well as meet with the team and their handpicked suppliers. What's more, during the months of January, February and March, the team at Chatsworth are offering their first all inclusive package to ensure fantastic value and an opportunity for brides and grooms to make the most of their big day. Included in the package is hire of the beautiful Cavendish Room with civil ceremony, drinks reception and a sumptuous three course wedding breakfast for up to 50 guests. The same package is being offered for weddings booked mid week throughout 2011 so if you're planning a winter wonderland wedding or mid week celebration then this package is too good to miss.
Kay Rotchford, part of the weddings team at Chatsworth House says "We are very much looking forward to another exciting year at Chatsworth in 2011 and feel that the packages we have worked hard at putting together will provide our brides and grooms with a wonderful day to remember, at a highly competitive price". So, head down to the wedding weekend and experience the beauty of Chatsworth for yourself and with such fantastic packages, your dream venue could become a reality.
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is what makes Langley Priory so unique. The house is charming, warm and welcoming and as far removed from a large commercial wedding venue as can be imagined. By hosting a limited number of weddings each year, the family ensure that they do not ruin what makes Langley so special - namely, its seclusion, ancient beauty and peaceful, undiscovered character.
Exclusivity and total seclusion is just a stones throw away. When approaching the stunning Langley Priory along the sweeping driveway, across acres of beautiful land complete with grazing cattle, you really could be anywhere. However, one of the best parts about this fabulous wedding venue is its incredibly convenient location, just a stones throw away from the M1 and East Midlands Airport. A privately owned country house, Tim Wagstaff and his family lovingly take care of the 450 year old property and work hard to retain its exclusivity, ensuring its guests experience true escapism. Specialising in small, sophisticated weddings with an emphasis on providing the bride and groom with unparalleled quality and choice amidst inspiring surroundings
With a beautiful, ornate dining room with space for up to 30 people for a sit down dinner and a magnificent room for a civil ceremony with capacity for 30 guests, Langley Priory is available for civil ceremonies followed by champagne receptions and wedding dinner parties. Weddings is something which Tim and his family are extremely passionate about and the personal and friendly way in which they approach their clients is something which only an exclusive, family run property of this standard could do. Tim says, “My wife and I had the great privilege to be married here only a few years ago and we welcome the chance to offer other couples the opportunity to enjoy one of England’s most romantic houses on one of life’s most important occasions. We hope that your wedding day at Langley Priory is as special and memorable to you as ours was to us.” So, if it is a feeling of total exclusivity, privacy and luxury that you are searching for then Langley Priory will without a doubt meet your expectations, and so much more.
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For further information, please visit: www.langleypriory.co.uk or call Tim on 01332 853 197 Langley Priory, Diseworth, Derbyshire DE74 2QQ
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. www.langleypriory.co.uk or call Tim on 01332 853 197 Langley Priory, Diseworth, Derbyshire DE74 2QQ
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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. Stocking dresses by the best British designers, with a selection from Paris for good measure, 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. 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. Opening in November, the brand new boutique located on Trent Bridge, will combine 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.
2011: Taking you to the heart of the real Charlotte Balbier For 2011, Charlotte Balbier is debuting her largest collection to date, over thirty new styles translating the individual styles and personalities of today’s brides. There is always a surprise in every Charlotte Balbier collection and for the first time Charlotte has two very distinctive flavours running through the entire collection. The first, her interpretation of fantasy and romance: the English Tea Party collection. The second: the Sabella Collection, a nod to her multicultural heritage; the fusion of the Sicilian Dolce Vita with the French Savoir Faire.
The English Tea Party Collection Gazing back to a childhood favourite, Charlotte’s designs for this collection take you through the looking glass with Alice Wonderland. Moonlight fairytales and ethereal romance vivifies Charlotte’s signature vintage laces, feminine styling and soft pastel hues. Once photographed, the dresses will come alive in a setting of the Mad Hatters Tea party meets an English secret garden, in essence Charlotte’s imagery embodying the glamour of cool Britannia. See Cherry (below) for a sneak peek of this collection!
The Sabella Collection Charlotte has successfully built her reputation on creating a brand and design portfolio that truly is an extension of her personality and heritage. With her French surname, Balbier, from her grandfather, the Sabella collection is named after her Sicilian Grandmother from whom she still feels her strong connection to Italy which reflects in her designs. For 2011 we see a renaissance for Charlotte in the Sabella connection. Now in her 8th year in the industry, there is a much more sophisticated, accomplished feel to the collection. Taffeta and soft silks in sophisticated styles sit alongside soft pleating with timeless elegance and Italian laces that are the ultimate in chic. The black and white photography of this collection will connote the attitude and style of Italian fashion. Olympia (above) is your little tease of this fabulous collection!
Fabulous reviews are flooding in..
"Charlotte Balbier’s 2011 collections are her BEST EVER. The new lace dresses are even softer and lovelier. Well cut, well designed, and very flattering. The continued ‘vintage’ themes in the ‘English Tea Party Collection’ are both romantic and daring. We anticipate this to be one of our strongest labels for 2011! " Maria Yiannikaris Designer/Director Mirror Mirror Couture Ltd http://www.mirrormirror.uk.com/
"Charlotte has really upped the glamour stakes this year with a stunning collection of vintage femininity mixed with old school this is a collection to really take the bridal world by storm!" Choola, Sheffield www.choola.co.uk/ "Charlotte has really outdone herself – it is simply stunning. She has introduced some sophisticated new designs which are a real taste of Italian chic and some exciting new silhouettes – watch out for the amazing day to evening hemline!" The Wedding Dress Company http://www.theweddingdresscompany.co.uk/ "We were very privileged to have a preview of Charlotte's forthcoming 2011 collection. Once again she has raised the bar, and we anticipate our best year yet with her new designs!" The Dressing Rooms, Draycott http://www.thedressingroombridal.co.uk/ "We were completely bowled over by Charlotte's new collection. In particular, the way in which she has embraced so many new fabrics and shapes without losing any of that special Charlotte Balbier look and feel. A lot of our customers have more or less decided that they will have a Charlotte Balbier gown before they even come in to the shop - and it's going to be a lot harder now for them to choose. Every dress seems more beautiful than the last, and the excitement factor is maintained right through the collection by the little details Charlotte incorporates - whether it be the design of the lace, a flirtatious little shoulder strap, or some bold and creative detail in the train, every gown contains it's own wonderful and unique surprise." I think you can safely say that we are bigger fans than ever! Kudos Edinburgh, www.kudoscouture.com
“With two very different flavours and over thirty new styles, 2011 brings about a real renaissance in my designs. New fabrics and beading, a new fresh colour palette and new photography styles will truly elevate this collection to a whole new level so that it can make its mark on the bridal fashion industry and most importantly allow us to grow in partnership with our retailers.” Charlotte Balbier Creative Director/Designer http://www.charlottebalbier.com/ 27
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Located in the village of Duffield Mimi Toko is the perfect choice for the discerning bride. At Mimi Toko you are ensured a personal service tailored to your individual requirements from a member of our friendly and dedicated staff. In the relaxed atmosphere of our luxury boutique you are able to try gowns from top designers: Ian Stuart, Suzanne Neville, Lusan Mandongus, Martina Liana, Enzoani, Essence of Australia and Benjamin Roberts. For an experience which is as special and individual as you are contact Mimi Toko Duffield. www.mimitoko.co.uk Tel 01332 842332 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 28
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Stepping into Baroque Couture in Draycott, Derbyshire is like walking into the bridal boutique equivalent of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Elaina Evans opened the boutique eight years ago after working in the beauty industry and being a director and actor in the theatre, moving between the Midlands, London and Paris. Her enviable theatre background is evident in everything she does - from the way she is impeccably presented to the detail of the displays in her boutique and the wonderfully imaginative fairytale influences on her gowns, corsets, headwear and accessories. Elaina’s fasion heroine is Vivienne Westwood and like Vivienne, her experience didn’t come from a long formal introduction to the would of couture but from her natural flair, passion and the ability to create technically precise and eye catching, beautiful gowns. However, Elaina’s success isn’t simply in creating unusual gowns; she creates your dress especially for you and that means that it will fit you perfectly. Adopting a one to one design process means that your ideas can be transformed into a gown that will enhance and flatter your shape. Elaina’s attention to your character and the garment being created means that your gown will suit you in a way that no other gown would. If you think you might like a bespoke gown, individually made to fit you perfectly and be unique to you for your big day, call Elaina at Baroque Couture on 07801 694 934, where she will be delighted to discuss your ideas with you.
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Planning your wedding? Want to experience a Wedding Event with a Difference?
Then, this is just the ticket! Our wedding event with a difference will be bursting with interactivity, including live demonstrations, the best suppliers in the area (all doing something creative), lots of entertainment, a catwalk show, champagne bar and much, much, more. Unique, understated and creative are the three key words associated with this event. From the ‘style lounge’ to the ‘blokes corner’, we’ve got it all covered and with a fantastic range of handpicked, talented and ‘highly recommended by Save the Date’ suppliers, we know that you will be simply spoilt for choice.
Don’t miss out - book your tickets now by visiting www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk
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All Things Pretty Prettified and Personalised
The Style Lounge Creating a stunning look
The Look Be Beautiful on your big day
Be Inspired Help, advice and guidance from the experts
The Blokes Corner Need we say moreâ€Ś
Food Glorious Food See it, Smell it, Taste it
Location, Location, Location Finding the perfect venue
Chic and Unique Making your day stand out
Champagne Bar Catwalk entertainment and lots more!
To see the list of exhibitors and to book your tickets visit www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk
We are giving away over £5,000 worth of wedding services on Sunday 6th February to one lucky couple! Not only is this event exciting, inspirational and unique, if you buy a ticket to the event you automatically get entered to win over £5,000 worth of wedding suppliers/services for your big day.
You could WIN… Photography
Butterworth Photography will provide photography throughout your big day from the bridal preparation to the first dance. This also includes a pre-wedding shoot or save the date shoot and a large digital photo album. www.butterworthphotography.co.uk
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The stylish boutique, Little White Dress will provide £500 towards a dress or one of the sample dresses in store. www.thelittlewhitedress.co.uk
Theming and Co-Ordination
Cakey Wakey will provide a scrumptious cake of your choice. www.cakey-wakey.co.uk
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Tineke Floral Designs will provide a bridal bouquet, bridal bouquet to throw, 2 bridesmaid bouquets and a grooms buttonhole. www.tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk
Travel to your church/venue in style courtesy of I do Wedding Cars. www.idoweddingcars.org
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With magnificent grounds and an unsurpassed beauty, Stapleford Park offers a truly magnificent backdrop for your dream day to become a reality.
Set in rolling Leicestershire countryside, Stapleford Park is every bride’s dream - whether a lavish grand wedding reception or a more intimate service with family and friends. Wedding Show - 20th March 2011
If you would like further information, contact us on 01572 787000 or visit www.staplefordpark.com
The Wedding Fair Nottingham’s favourite address for weddings & civil partnerships
Sunday 20th March 2011 - 1pm til 3.30pm Complimentary entry, bubbly and canapés Fantastic Prize Draw Win a romatic overnight stay in Hart’s Hotel & dinner in Hart’s Restaurant “Restaurant of the Year 2008 & 2009” The Nottingham Restaurant Awards
Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN 0115 988 1900 www.hartsnottingham.co.uk Photography by Rachael Connerton
The hottest trends to look out for in 2011 Here, we bring you the newest concept in hair design, the 'O' rollers and Xen tan, the tan to be wearing on your big day Straight VS Volume We like these covetable gift sets from Cloud Nine. Gift Of Straight, £154.95, includes the Cloud Nine iron with temperature control, plus a tiny and a very handy Cloud Nine micro iron. Gift Of Volume contains the TheO Pod, 12 rollers, a Cloud Nine Amplify spray, a sectioning comb and a limited edition case, all for just £199.95. Check them out at Cheynes, Charlie Miller, Neil Barton and online at www.cloudninehair.com
Celebrities and beauty editors alike opt to walk down the aisle wearing a Xen-Tan. Just the hint of a golden glow contrasts magically with the white of a wedding dress and to have a tan is even more important if you're jetting off to an exotic location for your honeymoon! If you have never had a tan before, the experts suggest booking a trial run in a salon about 10-14 days before the wedding and then book all your other treatments such as leg waxing, manicure and pedicure. Book your next XenTan appointment for 2 days before the wedding, making sure the appointment is late in the afternoon, so that the tan can develop all evening. You can either wash the guide colour off that night or leave it until you shower in the morning and you will have an amazing but natural sun-kissed tan. The Xen-Tan Professional Spray Tan Treatment will turn every head as you walk down the aisle. If you prefer to use lotions and apply them yourself, Xen-Tan’s Gradual Tanning Range offers the lightest self-application products and has the added benefit of giving you full control over your colour. If you are a tanning novice or simply like a natural kiss of colour, you should opt for Xen-Tan Tranform Luxe (£24.99) which is a daily moisturiser that will gradually build to a beautiful and very natural colour. To make sure you are picture perfect on the day with a top-to-toe flawless tan, you should also use the complementary Xen-Tan Face Tanner (£16.99) which looks great with or without make-up. If you are an experienced tanner that enjoys a deeper tan, you should try the cult product Dark Lotion (£28.99) for a longer-lasting, glowing colour. Whether you are a complete beginner or a fake tan addict, you should always apply your tan with Xen-Tan’s luxury tanning mitt (£3.99) which is specially designed by our beauty experts. This will enable you to achieve a professional salon finish in the comfort of your own home, should you run out of time before the big day. To find your nearest Xen-Tan approved salon or to buy online visit www.xen-tan.co.uk. Alternatively, call 0844 800 7661 for further information.
You will look gorgeous on your wedding day!
Make Up Artist and hair stylist come together to create the perfect look for your big day.
The magic and excitement of the day combine to create a special atmosphere where you’ll really glow and Samantha and Sarah combine their skills to ensure you look picture perfect. Sam will create your flawless wedding makeup. You will meet for a trial before the big day to discuss your theme, colours, and practical considerations. In order to look your absolute best, Sam can design a personal pre-wedding beauty schedule just for you, which will include all those lovely treatments like facials and manicures so you’ll be pampered to perfection. Sam is experienced with brides of all ages and with all complexions. Her approach is to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and involved. Sarah is a master hairdresser who specialises in styling hair for all memorable occasions and loves to work with brides to create a fabulous style that will last all day – and all night on the dance floor. Some brides want a classic up-do, some want it long and loose and some don’t know where to start! Don’t worry, Sarah’s experienced in all hair types, lengths and colours and will be able to advise on what is most suitable for you and your wedding. And of course, she’ll do a trial run so you are able to see what it will look and feel like on the big day. For your convenience, the girls will travel to you at your chosen venue, they can do hair and make up for your whole bridal party or just focus on you. They will make sure everybody looks absolutely fabulous and that you are the star of your day! Contact Sarah to discuss your wedding day or for your regular hairdressing appointments at www.yourstylebysarah.com Tel: 07793287290 Contact Sam for your wedding make up and beauty treatments www.wellbeingandbeauty.co.uk Tel: 07813069507 With thanks to www.butterworthphotography.co.uk and www.jackiethompsoncouture.co.uk
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Should you go all inclusive? The definitive guide to all things honeymoon by www.thehoneymoonproject.com
You want to stay somewhere that offers everything you could possibly want to do, in one place.
One of the many popular options with honeymooners is to book a package to an all-inclusive resort, where the price you pay includes not only your transport and accommodation, but all of your meals and drinks.
Though all-inclusive resorts don’t offer a huge amount of flexibility, in places like the Maldives it’s quite often the best, and sometimes only, option. Also, if you can get a cheap package out to an all-inclusive resort, there’s nothing to stop you from heading off elsewhere for part of your time there, in order to make the most of the place you’re visiting.
They’re not for everyone, however, so the following points are worth bearing in mind if you’re trying to decide on whether an all-inclusive honeymoon is for you.
Reasons to book an all-inclusive trip: You’re on a tight budget and would rather everything was already paid for up-front like meals, drinks and activities. You’re not planning on travelling around (except, perhaps, for day trips) and looking for a resort where you can just relax and have a good time.
One thing we would recommend if you’re looking at staying at an all-inclusive resort is checking beforehand what choice they offer with regards to restaurants – even the nicest place to eat can become a bit much after two weeks of dining just there. If there’s a few restaurants and cafés to choose from then that’ll make things much more interesting; and it’s worth checking what their reputations are like, as bad food can quickly make a holiday disappointing.
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Save the date has teamed up with Eden Hall Day Spa in Newark, Nottinghamshire to give one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of Relaxation Day Experiences at one of the largest and most luxurious day spas in the country. Your day will include full use of the salt water vitality pool, access to all water therapies, steam room and hot rooms, use of the gymnasium, exercise and relaxation classes and a heavenly 3-course lunch in the Restaurant. To win simply answer the following question: Where is Eden Hall Day Spa located? Please email your answer, with your name and telephone number to: email@example.com
What better way to prepare for one of the most memorable days of your life, than with a pampering spa day. Eden Hall is the perfect place for getting all your friends together in the run up to your Wedding. Get glowing skin with luxurious facials, ease tension with a relaxing massage or simply relax by doing nothing other than having fun. Enjoy our Group booking discount which applies Mondays to Fridays. The organizer will receive 50% off their chosen day experience when bringing a party of 10 or more. Alternatively, each party member can receive 10% discount off their chosen day package.
We hope to welcome you to Eden soon. To reserve your own indulgence time, to purchase gift vouchers, check all latest special offers, or simply to discover a little more about edenâ€™s exciting experiences, click onto www.edenspa.co.uk. Terms and conditions apply: The prize must be redeemed midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Prizes are subject to availability. Winning vouchers can not be used for re-sale.
T: 01636 525555 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.edenspa.co.uk
Do you want to be a Princess for the day? Save the Date magazine have teamed up with Honeysuckle and Castle to search for a couple getting hitched on the same day as Kate and Wills (Friday 29th April). Is that you? Do you want to be a princess for the day? Then, please let us know by email, email@example.com You will receive the royal treatment including: Wedding planner services courtesy of the experts at Honeysuckle and Castle Two free tickets to the Save the Date Wedding Event with a Difference on Sunday 6th February Full on the day coordination of your wedding Wedding theme and styling Meetings prior to the big day to discuss your plans Your big day included in Save the Date magazine 45
Mike and Ginny married on Saturday 7th August at Ratcliffe College in Leicestershire with the reception in the grounds of the brides family home, in a large marquee. "The choice of church and reception venue were easy ones to make as both places were a big part of my life growing up", says Ginny, "We decided to hold the reception at my dadâ€™s house which is an old hunting lodge with farm land. The house used to belong to my Grandparents who bought it almost 30 years ago and when my Grandfather died my father took it over. The house is set on the outskirts of a small village in the gorgeous Leicestershire countryside and every time I go back to visit I feel like I am on holiday at a country retreat! The field to the right hand side of the house was the perfect place to put up a large marquee which was needed for the large amount of guests! Both Mike and I are from large families and having travelled and lived in a few countries over the years we have picked up quite a few friends along the way, around 240 guests joined us from as far away as Botswana, Australia, New Zealand, and Mauritius to celebrate our marriage." 46
Photography by Ian Bursill (www.bursill.com)
Real Wedding Mike and Ginny
One of the highlights of the reception for us and the guests were the Bongo drummers from Drum CafĂŠ. Hours before the reception they hid a bongo drum under the tables for every guest. After the main course, three drummers entered the marquee playing their drums and asked the guests to look under the tables and pull out their bongos; they then had the whole marquee playing the drums in unison for over 20 minutes creating different beats. Even the grannies joined in and loved it! Everyone told me that when you go to pick your dress, to make sure you keep an open mind as any ideas you have are soon changed! I went believing that I wanted a slinky evening style dress with diamante and either a halter neck, or some form of straps. I was adamant I did not want a strapless dress! I ended up falling in love with exactly the opposite! A strapless, structured, duchess satin, stunning dress with a lovely long train.
One thing was certain - we wanted to be traditional and keep with old themes as we both love antiques and history. I wanted to do something that would be completely different from other weddings and wanted the theme to be strong and to reflect a part of our upbringings, lives and personalities. So we came up with a British Colonial theme, which incorporated both of our backgrounds (Mike being from Botswana and me from England) and also worked perfectly with the canvas marquee.
All in all, the day turned out better than we could have imagined. I feel blessed that we found Ian (our photographer) who was able to document the whole day with amazing photographs that captured the emotions of ourselves and our guests perfectly from start to finish. He was so discreet on the day that we didnâ€™t even realise he was there most of the time! We will cherish his photos for the rest of our lives and show our children and grand children!
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 www.couturebridaldesignsltd.co.uk
Freya Bridal Designer Gowns
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Jackie Thompson Couture are wedding dress designers with a difference offering beautiful handmade bodices, corsets and skirts in sumptuous silks. t: 01332 874969 e: Jackie@jackiethompsoncouture.co.uk www.jackiethompsoncouture.co.uk 7 Burlington Close, Breaston, Derby DE72 3UB
BRID A L 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. K Ăœ-K8K@FE,F8; Draycott, Derbyshire DE72 3QB e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thedressingroombridal.co.uk
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 www.thelittlewhitedress.co.uk Trent House, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 5GN
True to you Bridal 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 www.eastmidlandsformahire.co.uk 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: email@example.com www.aprildelights.co.uk Unit 11 Glade Business Centre, Gala Way, Nottingham, NG5 9RW
Kula Tsurdiu is the ultimate in vintage bridal couture. Based in Nottinghamâ€™s Lace Market, her bridal designs are unique, romantic and ever-so pretty! K Ăœ<@E=FBLC8KJLI;@L:FLB www.kulatsurdiu.co.uk 35 Warser Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NU
Our stylish cupcake towers and favours are a fantastic way to personalise your special day, contact us for a free consultation. t: 0115 841 4327 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluebellbakery.co.uk
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: email@example.com www.cakey-wakey.co.uk
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 www.cameocupcakes.co.uk e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cotton and Crumbs
Cotton & Crumbs specialise in creating beautiful bespoke wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies for your special day. t: 02476 265297 or 07803 122985 e: email@example.com www.cottonandcrumbs.co.uk
Traditional, contemporary and modern designs. Choose from stunning handmade sugar flowers or novelty figures and designs. t: 01773 826993 / 07739 010317 www.deliciousdesigns.co.uk
Catering Sensations Chocolate Fountains
Sensations are experts at creating the ultimate chocolate experience, weddings are our speciality, member of the wedding professionals network. K ĂœD www.sensationschocolatefountains.co.uk e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Floraldeco specialises exclusively in wedding flowers, creating a unique andbeautiful style to suit the personality of all of their clients. t:07980 569808 e:firstname.lastname@example.org www.floraldeco.co.uk
John Preston Flowers
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: email@example.com www.tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk www.tinekedelivered.co.uk
Hair & Beauty Emma Oâ€™Regan Mobile & professional make-up artist to the stars
âˆžExperienced and friendly mobile make-up services specialising in wedding make up for the Bridal Party. âˆžBespoke pre-wedding beauty and holistic treatments and pampering packages. âˆžHen and Pamper Parties www.wellbeingandbeauty.co.uk e: Samantha@wellbeingandbeauty.co.uk t: 0115 9393499 and Mobile 07813 069507
Sophie Sansom Professional Make-Up Artist
Expert in fashion, photographic & TV make-up & hair for any occasion from prom to bridal to diamond Anniversary. t: 07866 453670 www.makeupartistmidlands.com e: firstname.lastname@example.org
James White Hair
One of the UKâ€™s most in demand bridal hair stylists, Jamesâ€™ bridal hairdressing is for a sophisticated, discerning client who appreciates style. t: 07932 086 189 e: email@example.com www.jameswhitehair.co.uk &'(%)!"#$% *'#+, St James Street, Derby DE1 1QZ
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Marquees Quest Marquees
Quality marquees for all occasions with a friendly service and years of experience t: 01623 656065 / 07885 830400 e: email@example.com www.marquees.eu.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org TOP MARQUES ( UK ) LTD www.topmarquesuk.com MARQUEE, BAR & TOILET HIRE
Jarah Hair & Day Spa
John Preston Flowers are renowned as Derbyshireâ€™s most recognised and prestigious brand for your bespoke wedding flowers. t: 01335 300 076 e: email@example.com www.johnprestonflowers.co.uk John Preston Flowers, Derby road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1LZ
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.jarah.co.uk 25A St James Chambers/Halls St James Street, Derby DE1 1QZ
Lavish Wedding and Event Flower Coordinator
Lips & Lashes Mobile Make-up Artists
Contemporary, natural or modern,Â LavishÂ 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: email@example.com www.lavishweddingandeventflowers.com
Samantha Davis, Wellbeing & Beauty
Specialists in Wedding Make-up we offer a relaxed, professional serviceÂ leaving you looking and feeling fabulousÂ on your special day. t: 07715 463559 / 07910211950 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.lipsandlashes.co.uk
Menswear East Midlands Formal Hire
With a choice of waistcoat designs we offer fantastic, competitive prices for quality grooms and East Midlands groomsmenâ€™s suits. t: 0115 9508760 www.eastmidlandsformahire.co.uk 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 www.butterworthphotography.co.uk
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Red Square Photography
Ian Bursill Photography
Natural. Emotive. Timeless. Documentary Wedding Photography byÂ Ian Bursill,Â the WPJAâ€™s UK Wedding Photojournalist of the Year 2009. t: 07881 438911 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bursill.com
Ian Daisley Photography
For gorgeous pictures! Beckiâ€™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 www.redsquaregallery.co.uk email@example.com
Stuart Wood Photography
A friendly & personal approach from one of Derbyshireâ€™s leading photographers. Beautifully created images that provide wonderful memories of your wedding day. K ĂœD e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.iandaisleyphotography.com
Combining both candid moments with PHOTOGRAPHER beautifully lit portraits ensures that your special day will last a lifetime. K Ăœ<JKL8IKJKL8IK NFF;:FD www.stuartwoodweddings.com
The Studio Mickleover
t: 01332 523523 e: email@example.com www.thestudio-mickleover.co.uk
Beautiful ~ Unobtrusive ~ Fun ~ Contemporary ~ Story Telling Images Of Your Day. Two Photographers M A RC U S H O LD S WO RT H Attending
P H O T O G R A P H ER t. 0115 9736598 m. 07817657041 e. firstname.lastname@example.org www.oehlersphotography.co.uk
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: email@example.com www.instantmomento.co.uk
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk
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Rachel Spivey Photographer
Rachelâ€™s informal photography RACHEL is a hit with couples who want stylish PHOTOGRAPHER contemporary images that really capture the warmth and happiness of their day. t: 07920 091155 e: email@example.com Marcus Holdsworth is a professional photographer based in Nottingham, England specialising in documentary, wedding www.rachelspiveyweddings.co.uk 78
and portrait photography. Marcus Holdsworth is available for commissions in the east midlands, nationally & internationally.
Executive Linen Event Hire suppliers of quality china, linen, glasswear and catering equipment to the catering and outside events industry. t: 01332 694333 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.executivelinen.co.uk
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: email@example.com www.paulablakeweddings.co.uk
Seats & Sashes
Seats & Sashes
Luxury Wedding Chair Cover Hire and Bespoke Hand-Crafted Wedding Stationery. t: 07966 567957 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.seatsandsashes.co.uk
Stationery Espouse Boutique Wedding Stationery The Espouse studio will
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stationery package that is completely tailored to suit your Wedding. t: 0115 9160917 e:email@example.com www.espousestationery.com
WHESTHILL â€“ stylists in stationery t:01298 871138 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.whesthill.co.uk
Dennisson Classic Cars
A family run business, specialising in offering a unique chauffeur driven service, for weddings and wedding cars special occasions. t: 0115 9550129 e: email@example.com www.dennissonclassics.co.uk
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. K ĂœD e: firstname.lastname@example.org weddingÂ cars www.idoweddingcars.org
An award winning travel agent, we specialise in luxury honeymoons. Visit our brand new store on Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. weddingÂ cars t: 0115 947 0074 www.kuoni.co.uk 44 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG9 2GQ
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Travelounge is an independent travel agency offering luxury and tailor made holidays and honeymoons for the discerning traveller. t: 01332 677000 e: email@example.com www.travelounge.co.uk 9 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3JW
A magnificent hall combined with the Lakeside Pavilion marquee, all weddings at Thrumpton Hall are exclusive, bespoke and unforgettable. t: 07590 818045 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thrumptonhall.com Thrumpton, Nottinghamshire NG11 0AX
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: email@example.com w: www.carmenweddings.co.uk
Midway Media Wedding & Event Videographers
A beautiful family home set in stunning grounds. Exclusive hire for weddings and events gives you this peaceful, secluded corner of England all to yourselves. K ĂœNNN?F;JF:BGI@FIP:FD e: firstname.lastname@example.org Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0TY
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Honeysuckle & Castle
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk
White Weddings magazines and online directory t: 01246 541906/551685 e: email@example.com www.whitemedialtd.co.uk
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 to for personalising your wedding. The Courtyard, Draycott Mill, Draycott, Derby DE72 3NB t: 01332 871654 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.avadoboutique.co.uk
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The Wedding Genie
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Makeney Hall Hotel
A stunning Victorian country house property with fantastic views and lawns. Exclusivity available. The perfect setting for your perfect day. t: 01332 842 999 e: email@example.com www.akkeronhotels.com/makeneyhall Makeney Hall Hotel, Makeney, Milford, Derbyshire, DE56 0RS
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 www.thefinessecollection.com
Established in 1734, Bennetts offer a unique selection of everyday accessories & luxury gifts for you and your new home. Register in-store or online for your personal Wedding Gift List Service and create and manage your Wedding Gift List from the comfort of your own home. t: 01332 344261 8 Irongate, Derby, DE1 3AL e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bennettsirongate.co.uk/wedding-gift-list/
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The Wedding Director
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Tillyboo Events specialise in wedding planning and venue styling, covering the East Midlands. Offering an array of services we promise we can cater for your every requirement. t: 01332 813973 e: Tillybooevents@mac.com www.tillyboo.co.uk
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