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East Midlands Edition Issue 17

Wedding Day Inspiration www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk

Enter a magical world of enchanted romance

Bringin you the b g est suppli

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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.

Runaway Bride Offer Just Launched!

Only £5,995 for an all inclusive offer (Sunday – Thursday) See terms and conditions

Come along to an open day to remember!

www.thecarriagehall.co.uk The Carriage Hall, Station Road, Plumtree, Nottingham. NG12 5NA T:0115 937 5300 E: enquiries@thecarriagehall.co.uk Save Images by www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk SaveThe TheDate Date||Issue IssueFifteen Seventeen

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To advertise call 01530 223 332 or email info@savethedatemagazine.co.uk Published 4 times a year. All rights reserved. Copyright 2013 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.

Front cover image: Photography by: www.dottiephotography.co.uk

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Contributors welcome to the Winter edition of save the date!

James White

Lee Garland Emma Gibbs

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Lee loves to tell people’s wedding stories and understands the importance of stylish photography on your wedding day.

Rachael Con

James is currently wedding hairdresser of the year 2012. He is one ofthe UK’s most in demand International bridal hair stylists.

www.weddings.leegarland.co.uk

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Gemma Mor

Rachael Connerton combines creativity and style with infectious enthusiasm to create beautiful wedding photography. www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk

Gemma is Creative Director at The Wedding of my Dreams; an online boutique offering a unique range of wedding table and venue decorations.

Emma is a travel writer and editor of The Honeymoon Project. www.thehoneymoonproject.com

www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk

  This edition of the magazine is full of inspiration for your big day; from a Narnia themed photo shoot to the upcoming ‘mint’ trend for 2013 and interviews with a range of fabulous emerging wedding suppliers in the area. There’s also a competition where you can win a hamper of James White products plus real weddings and beautiful venues for you to swoon over. We hope you enjoy the read and look forward to seeing you at one of our events over the coming months, Lydia Burrows Save the Date Magazine Tel: 01530 223 332 East Acre, The Walnut Yard Langley Priory, Diseworth Derbyshire DE74 2QQ

Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/Save the Date Magazine Follow us on Twitter @savethedatemag

www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk Partners: Abbi Brown & Lydia Burrows

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ell 2013 is upon us which means that along with the small matter of introducing a brand new person to the world (I am due to give birth on 26th January – eek!) we at Save the Date Magazine are gearing up for an exciting start to the year.   The Thrumpton Hall Open Day will set off the year with a bang and we’re really excited to be able to run an event there with some serious talent when it comes to exhibitors. The entire venue will be dressed for a wedding and we can’t wait to see you there – Sunday 13th January. We also have the first Carriage Hall Open Day of the year on 19th January and then we’ll be busy planning for the boutique event at Hodsock Priory on 3rd March and our large wedding event with a difference in Nottingham which will take place in April. Keep checking back to our website savethedatemagazine. co.uk and savethedateevent.co.uk for further updates to make sure you don’t miss out.


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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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We request the pleasure of your company at the wedding day of your dreams. We invite you to celebrate your marriage with your family and friends in our stunning 15 acre garden. Choose your marquee style from Vintage to Tipi to Modern…Eat exquisite food designed especially for you by our hand-picked caterers…And make it a party to remember using our exclusive contact book of music, entertainment, flowers, photography and more…Our team are waiting for your call to help you start making your dreams a reality! R.S.V.P T: (+44) (0)1509 270 202 enquiries@whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk www.whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk

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aking inspiration from the fantasy novel, The Chronicles of Narnia, this edition’s styled photo shoot is simply magical.

With stunning images by the talented Dottie Photography, our team of stylists including the incredibly creative Michele Gledhill set about transforming the Guardroom within the incredible Belvoir Castle into a Narnia inspired wonderland. Our models were supplied by Blake Models and did a fabulous job of creating a mystical, magical mood for the shots and their outfits were simply amazing with the dress supplied by Ian Stuart and tweed menswear by Tweedmans.

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Complete with stag heads, flaming candelabras, frost capped flowers, fur throws and lanterns, the end result was breathtaking and in perfect synergy with the feel of the venue. With romantic candlelight and roaring log fires, luxurious fabrics and furs, there is something truly beautiful about Belvoir Castle during the winter months and it makes the perfect choice for your wedding. 

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Venue: www.belviorcastle.com Photography by www.dottiephotography.co.uk Styled by www.trulymadlydottieblog.com Stationery by www.dottiecreations.com Flowers & Props www.michelegledhill.co.uk Models supplied by www.blakemodels.co.uk Cake and cookies by www.yummylittlecakes.co.uk Head pieces by www.amandacarolinebridal.com Hair styled by Alison Jenner Hair Stylist/facebook Make up by www.professionalmakeup-artist.com Dress by www.ianstuart-bride.com Menswear by www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


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www.stancliffehall.co.uk

enquiries@stancliffehall.co.uk 01629 736956

Weddings Truly exclusive to you, Stancliffe Hall hosts only a limited number of weddings and events each year. You and your guests will have private use of the hall and grounds allowing you the freedom and space to create a truly unforgettable experience and a wedding which is uniquely yours. From once upon a time to happily ever after, we want you and your personal story to be part of the history of Stancliffe. No matter what you wish for, we’ll work with you to make it happen and to help you write your own Stancliffe Story.

Valentine’s Feb offer for 2013

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Going Above Beyond

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Dennisson Classic Cars

www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk

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io & Peter, owners of Dennisson Classic Cars are two of the most genuinely lovely people we at Save the Date Magazine have had the pleasure of meeting. Not only are they passionate about what they do, their customer service is second to none and their wedding cars simply gleam. When assessing various wedding suppliers and bringing them to you, we always feel that the proof is in the pudding. No matter how impressive a supplier’s website or sales spiel is, it’s the feedback from their paying customers which really counts. And Dennisson Classic Save The Date | Issue Seventeen

Cars know only too well where excellent feedback gets you.... In 2011, they were announced the ‘National Winner’ at the Wedding Industry Awards and have been shortlisted for this prestigious award for a second year running for 2013 too. And the reason behind their undeniable success? Their amazing customer service. Any Dennisson bride will tell you that they don’t just provide the service you expect – they go above and beyond. Nothing is too much trouble. Here are just a few of Jo & Peter’s recent brides who have experienced what it feels like to be a ‘Dennisson bride’:


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Gary & Sarah – Saturday 9th June 2012 “We were delighted with the service you gave us and couldn’t recommend you more highly. Thanks again”

Eleanor & Ian - Saturday 24th March 2012 “Just wanted to say a massive thank you for providing us with ‘Charles’ as our wedding car, on our big day back in March. We were made to feel very special on our drive between the church and Trent Bridge. We felt like royalty for a moment with all the football fans waving at us!  I have attached some photos for you, of us with Charles. Our absolute favourite of the whole day, is us sat inside the car.” www.mirrorimaging.co.uk

Alistair & Laura – Friday 8th June 2012 “Many, many thanks for making our wedding so special. Your kindness and attention to detail made our wedding day perfect! Your cars are absolutely stunning and it was so special to arrive at Chatsworth in such style”

Donna & Matt – 6th October 2012

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“Dear Jo, Thank you so much for the part you played in the day. Right from the off-set, you have been a joy to work with, not only thoroughly professional but a lovely, lovely person.   To be honest, initially Matt and I had not placed much importance on the transport to and from the church but we are SO glad we changed our minds and decided to use yourselves, as it turned out to be one of the highlights of our day.  Being driven around with Matt after our service, sharing our first hour together as a married couple away from all our guests was really special.   We really treasured having this time together.  And what a beautiful car, it looks truly fabulous in the photos. Well, the very best of luck in the competition, we really hope you win, you deserve to!  I wish we could think of another reason to use you again but we don’t plan on getting married again anytime soon!  Maybe for our first anniversary!" To get in touch with Jo & Peter: www.dennissonclassics.co.uk 0115 9550 129 info@dennissonclassics.co.uk

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Photography by: Babb Photo

It’s A Nice Day For A White Wedding

with Gemma Morgan at The Wedding of my Dreams

For a timeless wedding, you can't go wrong with classic white. Keeping everything white, clean and crisp will create a sophisticated, elegant and peaceful atmosphere at your wedding. Here's Gemma from 'The Wedding of my Dreams' with her top tips to create a whimsical white wedding:

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Within the venue, keep to white linen on the tables, white bunting from the ceiling and white florals. A sprinkling of white flakes over the table cloth with a mix of white votives and candle sticks will create a romantic glow throughout the room.

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At The Wedding of my Dreams we have a range of cake toppers to jazz up plain cakes, 'It's A Nice Day For A White Wedding' or 'Mr & Mrs' would be perfect for this look.Or, a dessert table all in white would look oh so elegant, a beautiful white tiered cake surrounded by cupcakes, white macaroons and white bon bons and cotton in footed sweet jars.

There has been a growing trend towards white weddings over the past year with couples choosing an off white or neutral colour pallet for their bridal party.

When thinking about white décor at your reception, don’t forget the outside spaces. Simply hanging lengths of white ribbon from trees can make a beautiful entrance and backdrop for photos.

You don’t have to stick to pure white, your colour pallet can include nude, off white and soft peach tones. Almost all venues will work for a sophisticated white wedding, a country manor house or stately home would be enhanced by pure white décor or a more rustic style venue with wooden beams would make a lovely contrast with the white details.

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For favours, perhaps a white lovebird on each guests place setting, a scrabble heart on favour boxes or a sprig of gypsophilia on guests napkins.

Keeping to all white florals is always a stunning look even if you choose to add colour in other areas. You could keep to all one flower throughout the day or mix the textures of different blooms whilst keeping the colour pallet neutral. There are a wide choice of beautiful blooms available in white‌ peonies, hydrangeas, roses, gypsophilia, astilbe, ranunculus or even cotton.

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Personalise your details by creating large signs around the venue, you could have white cut outs of your initials, welcome signs or LOVE dotted around the venue.

Group a range of white photo frames together for a DIY table plan. Follow this through by displaying your table names in white photo frames on the tables.

For more inspiration to create your own white wedding, visit Save The Date | Issue Seventeen

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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. With fabulous 2013 collections, all gowns at the Little White Dress are crafted from beautiful fabrics and are expertly made by highly skilled and creative designers who, like myself, have a passion for beautiful gowns. The boutique offers an exclusive destination range of wedding gowns as well as a brand new range of shoes and accessories; just perfect for the bride who wants to look and feel truly special on their big day. Providing friendly, honest and experienced advice, I can help you choose your perfect designer wedding gown. I am passionate about customer service and ensure each and every bride who walks through my boutique doors is personally looked after and treated with courtesy and most of all, made to feel truly special. My stylish boutique opened in November 2010 and, located on Trent Bridge in Nottingham, combines rustic, vintage inspired features with modern and quirky touches, providing a perfect, idyllic ambience for my brides. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Little White Dress.

Trent House, Trent Bridge, Nottingham. NG2 5GN. Tel: 0115 9810146 www.thelittlewhitedress.co.uk

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the wedding tree company Q&A

Tell us about The Wedding Tree Company and what your service offers to brides and grooms on their wedding day: The Wedding Tree Company offers brides and grooms bespoke and totally personalised wooden wedding products, props, venue accessories and keep sakes. Venue accessories and props include items such as menu boards, directional sign posts and signs for photographs, rustic wishing wells for guests to leave cards and gifts and oak frames to surround table plans. Smaller items include uniquely crafted wedding favours such as willow dragon flies, engraved coasters and personalised wooden key rings or name tags. Our personal favourite and very popular with the public, is the ‘Oak Wedding Guest Book Plank’ a quirky alternative to the traditional paper guest books which tend to live in a box after the wedding day and gather dust on a shelf. The Guest planks are personalised with the couples own initials, date, venue, and any other unique drawings or details they choose and are then sent out ready for guests to write well wishes on. Supplied fixings then enable the plank to be hung in the home, on display as an everlasting reminder of the special day. What do you feel your products bring to a wedding? Personalisation, quirkiness, creativity and an insight into the couple who are tying the knot. Due to the personal nature of The Wedding Tree Companies products, couples have the opportunity to create something that is totally personal to them. With both our joinery skills and artistic flare all we need is the ideas given by the couple to make their items unique Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


31 and totally bespoke to them, giving their guests a talking point and making it a day to remember. Why did you decide to start The Wedding Tree Company? Richard has been successfully running his own joinery business for the last 7 years, carrying out bespoke furniture commissions and domestic joinery. On the lead up to our own wedding, this August, I kept Richard busy making wooden props to personalise our own special day, as I was having very little luck sourcing the items I had conjured up in my head. This is when the light bulb went on in Richard’s head, ‘this is a business’ he chirped down the phone to me. And so it began, after a relaxing honeymoon it was time to hit the ground running, we were now branching out in the world of weddings and The Wedding Tree Company was born.

What are your plans for The Wedding Tree Company? As the first couple of months have been busy testing the waters at local wedding fayres, feedback from the public has been more than welcoming. In 2013 we plan to go nationwide as we begin a string of magazine editorials and adverts, more wedding fayres and a large stand exhibiting at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in March. Can you let us know what costs are involved? All of The Wedding Tree Company products are 100% bespoke. Our two most popular products at the moment are the Wedding Guest Book Planks retailing at £220 inc P&P and the wedding sign post props starting at £55 up to £75. The best thing to do is get in touch and we’d be more than happy to send you our price list. Get in touch with The Wedding Tree Company: 01827 464 728 / 07791 323 525 theweddingtree@live.co.uk www.theweddingtree.co.uk Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


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www.baroquecouture.co.uk elaina@barouquecouture.co.uk

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Thrumpton Hall Crash Taylor Photography

A venue for all seasons

Come toopen our Wedding fayre on 12thwill June from 11am 4pm Our next along wedding day, managed by Save theSunday Date take2011 place here on Sunday 13 January Come along toour our Wedding fayre on Sunday 2nd October, 11am --to 4pm Come along to Wedding Fayre onMagazine Sunday 22nd April, 11am 4pm For more information please please call 818045 or alternatively email enquiries@thrumptonhall.com For more information, call07590 07796 956556 or email: enquiries@thrumptonhall.com www.thrumptonhall.com www.thrumptonhall.com

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Be a Runaway Bride at

The Carriage Hall!

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Photography by: Rachael Connerton

The Runaway Bride Offer Includes: » Exclusive use of the Carriage Hall » Flower arrangements are included for your table centres and to decorate the reception area » Bottles of red and white house wine will be present on tables and a glass of Prosecco and soft drink for reception » Canapes, a three course wedding breakfast and evening buffet can be enjoyed by all your guests and sparkling wine will be provided for toasts » Three tiered wedding cake. Plus many more inclusions This all inclusive deal comes at the unbelievable price of £5,995 including VAT and is available Sunday – Thursday

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he Carriage Hall’s private grounds are surrounded by views of Nottinghamshire’s pretty countryside, making it the perfect setting for your Wedding Day.

For full terms and conditions and to find out what else is included contact Mel at The Carriage Hall on 0115 937 5300 or visit the website www.perkins-family.co.uk/ the-carriage-hall.tch

Tucked away in the picturesque village of Plumtree, this beautiful former Victorian railway building has been lovingly restored and converted by the Perkins Family to create Nottingham's most striking and unique function space. It has always been the Carriage Hall’s main priority to provide an unforgettable wedding experience where nothing is too much trouble. Guests will enjoy attentive passionate service, contemporary style and outstanding menus designed by Sarah Newham, Head Chef at the award-winning restaurant Perkins which neighbours The Carriage Hall. The Carriage Hall team are delighted to announce that they are promoting a new and exclusive all inclusive offer for 2013! The Runaway Bride package will be available from Sunday – Thursday all throughout the year so be quick and make an incredible saving at this stunningly stylish wedding venue. Save The Date | Issue Seventeen

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Q&A Introducing...

Mercure Nottingham. Firstly Catherine, congratulations on your new role at the Mercure Nottingham – how are you settling into your new job? Thank you, the new role is going really well. I’m so pleased to be here, it’s a new challenge in a beautiful City Centre hotel. I’m really looking forward to the year ahead, the hotel is a wonderful wedding venue and has the accommodation to go with it too!

for the wedding breakfast, we also have 76 newly refurbished rooms too, so there is plenty of room for your guests to stay. We have a great list of recommended suppliers that have been tried and tested for you to take advantage of too.

Talk us through how a wedding day would typically run at your venue? Imagine.... arriving the night before your wedding and checking into a historic city centre hotel with your bridal party, sipping How do you feel Mercure Nottingham a glass of champagne in your suite on the compares with other city centre venues exclusive 5th floor, then just stepping out when it comes to weddings? into the city for a bite to eat with your close The hotel first opened in 1822, so has some friends and family before a night cap in real history.  We re-opened as ‘Mercure the hotel bar. On the day of the wedding, Nottingham’  back in 2011,  after a multi waking up to breakfast in bed then the million pound refurbishment, and now preparations begin!! A visit to ‘The Loft’ have a luxury hotel with lots of character (our onsite beauty room) for those final and charm, especially in our Ballroom, preparations of nails and make up, whilst The George Suite, with its  beautiful downstairs we have taken care of all the high ceilings and original features it has preparation and guests are arriving up the retained it’s charm but has gained a touch grand staircase to the ballroom. The music of luxury too. It’s a real hidden gem in starts and the time is here to walk down the city! When I walk round a new hotel the aisle..... Let the celebrations begin, I always think to myself .... if I was to get photographs on the beautiful staircase married again, would I choose this hotel? and champagne in the ballroom, followed and for the Mercure Nottingham the by a delicious wedding breakfast and answer would most definitely be yes! dancing the night away with your wedding guests.  A day to remember at the Mercure What do you feel makes Mercure a Nottingham...... special venue for weddings? We only have one wedding on any one Finally, if people are interested in taking day, so it’s like the hotel is exclusively for a look around and meeting with yourself you. At Mercure Nottingham your wedding to discuss their upcoming wedding day, can be can tailor made just for you or you how is this arranged? You can e-mail me can choose from one of our ready made at events@mercurenottingham.com or call packages where we have done most of the the hotel on 0115 9599 777. hard work for you. The hotel can cater for up to 100 guests for a civil ceremony and www.mercurenottingham.com Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


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A Winners Story! Jess Petrie Photography & Jenn Edwards Bridal MUA teamed up and hosted a competition with Save the Date Magazine in March 2012. The prize was for 3 winning couples to have a set of engagement/pre-wedding photographs taken, with their hair & make-up done in a really relaxed and fun way in a natural setting. Rosie & Chris were one of the lucky couples to win: Rosie says “Jess contacted us to congratulate us both in winning; we couldn’t believe we had actually won! We both really enjoyed the shoot and felt it was a great practice run for the big day. Jess made us both feel at ease and worked with our personalities, which definitely came across in the images. Jenn was fantastic - my hair and make-up looked great, but I still felt like 'me' which made me feel a lot more comfortable and confident in front of the camera! I am so pleased with the final pictures, I really feel like Jess captured our personalities and interpreted the setting in such a unique way - I can't wait to share the images with our friends and family! We're looking forward to Jess capturing our wedding day!'

For more information about Jess & Jenn’s services www.jesspetrie.com info@jesspetrie.com // 07581209794  www.jennedwards.com info@jennedwards.com // 07805103717

4 Star Boutique Hotel & Award-Winning Restaurant

The Perfect Place for your Wedding Relax in the knowledge that Hart’s award–winning team have the knowledge and experience to ensure you and your guests have a truly memorable day

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Hart’s Wedding Open Day

Sunday January 20th 2013 | 11am to 3pm in Hart’s Upstairs This is the perfect opportunity to view Hart’s set up for a Ceremony and a Wedding Breakfast. Meet some of our hand-picked wedding suppliers, Stuart Thexton Jewellery, Jay Glenn photographer, Vaas flowers, Just Ben Acoustic Guitarist and Vocalist. Enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz and some of chef’s delicious canapés. Book your wedding at the Open Day and hold it during 2013 and you and all of your guests will receive a complimentary glass of fizz for the wedding toast PLUS a free room in Hart’s Hotel for the Bride and Groom on their wedding night. (Subject to availability).

Call Kirsty Shaw our Wedding Planner on 0115 988 1900 for more information. Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant | Standard Hill | Park Row | Nottingham | NG1 6GN | tel: 0115 988 1900 | www.hartsnottingham.co.uk Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


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mint wool silk dress www.houseoffraser.co.uk £70

6 fun and quirky ideas on how to incorporate the up and coming trend ‘mint green’ into your wedding for 2013! By Claire Rhodes

Mint Bow Tie

By starleewhite available at www.etsy.com £19.35

Nails in Gone Fishing Mint Macaroons

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et in fairytale surroundings Hodsock Priory is a beautiful and idyllic wedding venue. Draped in history, the antique building once entertained Henry VIII and has transformed over the years to become the timeless escape it is today. With their award-winning service, Hodsock Priory is the perfect location for all your wedding day needs; available for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations the venue really does have everything you could hope for. Perfect for either that secret intimate gathering or a grand celebration held in the lavish grounds.

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f you’re looking for that little extra touch of romance then you’ll want to experience the estate at the beginning of the year when the entire venue is blanketed in a carpet of decadent snow drops creating a sea of white and the perfect accompaniment for a traditional wedding.

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e loved this beautiful venue so much we’ve decided to hold an event there! Our boutique wedding event is an intimate and creative event to inspire every bride for their big day. The event will be held at Hodsock Priory on Sunday 3rd March from 11am until 3pm.

Advanced booking is highly recommended! book here at:

www.hodsockpriory.com/weddings

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Mimi Toko Duffield “Experience the Difference”

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Situated in the elegant surrounds of Duffield, Mimi Toko has to be the first choice for the pending bride to be. As an established business we have helped thousands of brides choose the perfect gown to complement their individuality and taste.

“Every bride deserves the Mimi Toko treatment…” Assisting with fabric choice,

established business ve helped thousands des choose the perfect to complement their duality and taste.

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Our approachable, friendly and experienced staff will offer you a dedicated service that starts on your very first visit and continues right the way through to your wedding day. We will keep you informed every step of the way and do our utmost to ensure that you see the same person on every visit. For an experience that is as special and individual as you are visit Mimi Toko, Duffield.

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im and I got married on 13th October 2012 at The Priest House, Castle Donnington. As Christians, we wanted to get married at my church, Charnwood Road Baptist Church, and wanted a reception venue near to it. We fell in love when we discovered the Priest House; it was so picturesque, could fit all our guests in and had somewhere for them to stay, not to mention they offered a great winter package which meant we could afford to invite all the guests we wanted and the menu looked great!

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he theme was vintage country and we used indigo and cream with accents of pink and gunmetal to give it a modern edge. We carried the colours through from the indigo bridesmaids’ dress, to the stationery, which I made myself, and to the stunning flowers which my mum and some of her friends did. We named all our tables after different cakes as I love baking and Tim loves eating them! For the wedding favours, the guests were served the same cake as their table name with their coffee. In the evening we had lanterns lit in the garden so our guests would still feel included in the party even when using the garden. For our evening guests, we had a sweetie bar and we scoured everywhere for large sweetie jars, ordered way too many sweets (we are still eating them two months later) and paper bags for the guests to have their own pick and mix.

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ne of the biggest hits at our wedding was the first dance - YMCA. In the build up to the wedding we were offered dance lessons but our ideas of gracing Strictly were quickly shattered when we found out we couldn’t dance. It was looking like we would have to invoke the default first dance plan of getting our guests to form a circle while we stood in the middle gently swaying, that was until unlikely inspiration came whilst we danced to YMCA by The Village People at a friend’s wedding. We roped in some of the ushers, bought some hats and moustaches and practiced, although never all together. It definitely wasn’t perfect, but it was fun, got people in the mood for a dance and when you have the mother of the bride standing on a chair to watch it, it has to be a winner.” Save SaveThe TheDate Date| |Issue IssueSeventeen Fifteen

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Top Tips

Top tips for winter wedding photography TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

Find space in your schedule earlier rather than later for your couple/any group shots.

IT’S NIPPY OUT.

Older relatives and younger kids are more likely to look happy if you make sure any photos they’re needed in are ticked off first. Is it possible to combine any of your groups shots?

BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING.

Winter landscapes are often stunning. However, they’re unkind to wedding shoes. Bring boots (or be carried).

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.

You might be planning your wedding during spring and summertime, but remember come winter, a lot of your day will be dark. Embrace this, and build your inspiration board accordingly.

LET THERE BE LIGHT.

Recce your venue with your photographer to get their opinion on how the spaces available are likely to photograph once the sun has set.

Don’t let the sun go down on me.... Here, Save the Date Magazine contributor, Lee Garland talks about the contradicting seasons and the effect a winter versus summer wedding can have on your photography results: “The question I'm most commonly asked is "what if it rains?". Unfortunately, there's not a great deal you can do about that, at any time of year. Look on the positive side; brolly shots are cute, big trees give a surprising amount of shelter and stately homes, churches and hotels often have generous doorways that mean even if your photographer is out getting wet, you needn't be. What you do have control over is how much daylight you are going to have. On the longest day in June next year, the sun goes down at 9:21pm. On the shortest, in December, it will set at 3:53pm. A winter and a summer wedding are two very different things. What you lose in terms Save The Date | Issue Seventeen

of long, balmy evenings with slow burning sunsets out on the lawns in summer, you make up for with roaring fires, a candlelit dining room, the smell of roasting chestnuts and Christmas trees in winter. Winter wedding photographs are the dramatic, moodier (in a good way), intimate cousins to the light, bright, high-key summer shots. There is less light to work with, less luxury of time and less margin for error. More emphasis on fast lenses and more challenges for your photographer, it is as crucial as ever that you have full confidence in their abilities. Don't worry about the things you can't control. If it rains, we'll revert to the wet weather plan. What you can do is make sure your schedule is set up with one eye on the sunset time, so that you don't have all of your photographs taken after dark. To help, I've put together some tips to help you get the most out of your photography on your winter wedding day.” visit: weddings.leegarland.co.uk


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Marcus Holdsworth PHOTOGRAPHY

With special thanks to Emily & Dan for the use of their images

Marcus Holdsworth is a professional photographer based in Nottingham, England specialising in documentary wedding and portrait photography. Marcus Holdsworth is available for commissions in the East Midlands, Nationally & Internationally

tel: 0115 9 413 341 website: www.marcusholdsworth.co.uk email: marcus@marcusholdsworth.co.uk Castle Studio . 4 Castle Boulevard . Nottingham . NG7 1FB

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Following their gorgeous pre-wedding shoot which we featured in issue 14, we were so excited when Rachael Connerton got in touch with Sarah and Matt’s wedding pictures. We were totally blown away and couldn’t wait to share with you. So, here’s the lovely Rachael Connerton to tell you about Sarah and Matt’s big day:

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fter a pre-wedding shoot combining a gorgeous old book shop with styled theming from the incredibly talented Michele Gledhill, we knew that Sarah and Matt’s big day was going to be something just a little bit special. Michele and I met with Sarah to discuss ideas at an early stage - this was one incredibly creative bride and her ideas and inspiration were right up my street.

The frivolity definitely continued with Sarah on their journey to church – the pale green campervan conjured up a perfect ‘school trip’ feel and there was lots of giggling when they all arrived which even the bit of drizzle couldn’t dampen. The ceremony, completely heartfelt, also had the same lovely relaxed, happy feel to it with lots of laughter from guests and bride and groom.

I entered Kilworth House on the morning of the wedding to be greeted by an absolutely exquisite dress hanging on the wardrobe (courtesy of ‘The Little White Dress’) and a serenely beautiful bride having the finishing touches applied. It was a picture of perfect wedding morning preparation.

As soon as we all reached Kilworth House, the happy party atmosphere really kicked in. We were over the moon to be able to spend a few minutes outside with Sarah and Matt, the fabulous campervan and THAT dress. What an absolute dream to shoot. Sarah and I both got very excited about seeing how Michele Gledhill had worked her magic in the Orangery and we were certainly not disappointed! Again, I couldn’t wait to start shooting while Ian was busy catching some lovely moments of guests enjoying themselves over a glass or two of bubbly.

Back at home, Ian had met with ‘the boys’ and had an absolute whale of a time capturing Matt opening Sarah’s present (the brilliant idea of a different ‘date night’ for each month of the year!)

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The attention to detail with the styling and beautiful ideas were stunning and I had a complete field day with my camera! To top off what was already an incredible day, Ian and I had so much fun downstairs in the Cellar Bar for the evening reception. After a beautiful first dance, everyone immediately piled onto the dancefloor and the band then did a brilliant job of keeping them there! We had so much fun with Sarah and Matt and there was more than a fair share of laughter all day – not only were they the perfect couple to work with, we now view them as good friends too!"

Venue - Kilworth House (www.kilworthhouse.co.uk) Photographer - Rachael Connerton (www.rachaelconnertonphotography.co.uk) Style - Michele Gledhill (www.michelegledhill.co.uk) Dress - Little White Dress (www.thelittlewhitedress.co.uk)

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Introducing

Callow Hall

"Callow Hall is now owned by the Hardman family, owners of the multi-award winning East Lodge Hotel & Restaurant in Rowsley near Bakewell. Our reputation as a wedding and special occasion venue is exceptional. That same level of expertise and experience is now available at the very beautiful, gracious and elegant Callow Hall. "

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t Callow Hall we just want to help you to have the wedding day experience you’ve always imagined. Imagine your wedding at our elegant country house, set in 35 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens & woodlands. Imagine Callow Hall being “exclusively yours” for just you, your family & friends and nobody else around. We have an outstanding reputation as a wedding venue and we will make your wishes come true. Come and have a drink with us and we’ll show you around while you tell us exactly how you imagine your wedding day to be. As you enter the hotel, the warmth of our welcome and the relaxed atmosphere gives you a feeling of being a million miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here, within the region's most exclusive retreat for marriage ceremonies and celebrations, you really will feel as if the world revolves around you. You can

arrange a seated reception for up to 50 people at Callow Hall. If your wedding needs a bigger setting, there are ample grounds for a marquee when we can cater for up to 130 guests.

bedrooms just for you. You, your family and guests have 35 acres of manicured grounds at your disposal and make a wonderful backdrop for those important photographs.

We are passionate about our food. Our Chefs have been awarded the accolade of 2AA Rosettes for the standard of food and our restaurant is at the forefront of fine dining in the region.

We have developed a series of inclusive packages that will allow you to have the dream Country House wedding of your choice. Everything is included in our package price so budgeting is made easy. No surprises.

The wedding breakfast is where you first entertain your guests as a married couple. When you choose Callow Hall you get our team of award winning Chefs cooking just for you. We can provide canapés during reception drinks; Our Head Chef will help you to design your 3 course wedding breakfast menu. You will enjoy our evening buffet as you dance the evening away to our resident DJ. When you take over Callow Hall for your dream wedding, you’ll find 16 luxury

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Choose Callow Hall as your wedding venue and not only will you have the unforgettable day of your dreams but you will entertain your guests in style and because Callow Hall is exclusively yours on your very special day, there is no doubt that you will have our undivided attention. W: www.callowhall.co.uk E: info@callowhall.co.uk T: 01335 300900 Photography: www.newtonphotography.co.uk


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getting to know..

Save the Date meet Nadia from Nadia Di Tullio Flowers: “I have always loved flowers, right from an early age when my parents’ business was located next to a florist shop. After years working in a non - creative industry I have finally returned to my early creative roots and retrained as a florist at Broomfield Hall. In the last 2 years, I have worked on many weddings across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire and have learnt a lot. One of the most interesting leaning curves has been moving away from the standard 'model' of floristry and developing a style that suits the modern bride and groom to be! Couples tend to be more eclectic and more knowledgeable than maybe they were 5 years ago, and with the development of sites such as Pinterest and Facebook, where people can collect and share images they love in an instant, it gives us in the wedding industry a huge spectrum of styles, flowers, props and materials to inspire us and work with. My style is mostly informal and my personal passion for roses is really quite apparent in most of my designs! I love what are

mostly thought of as being 'cottage garden flowers' and I like to design with gathered and foraged materials too! I do like to try and incorporate handmade items into my designs too to give a full unique look. As I don't operate from a shop (I have a little workshop tucked away in Ashbourne) my consultations are very flexible and relaxed. I often meet couples for coffee on the weekend and spend a good chunk of time thumbing through their notes and mood boards and getting a feel for their vision this is a really good time to know all about the people I'm going to be working with over the coming months, preparing for the wedding. I’m really looking forward to 2013 - I have 30 brides booked in already and lots of exciting projects waiting to come into fruition, plus my first contribution to the prestigious Wedding Flowers Magazine will be published in February, which is really exciting plus of course lots of Save The Date wedding events to look forward to!”

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Owner of ‘Vintage Party’, Angela tells us all about her business and how a simple concept can simply transform your big day

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ere at Vintage Party, we pride ourselves on providing fabulous vintage accessories in perfect condition, with packages to suit all brides and budgets. We are very proud of our vintage collection, the personal service we provide and our reputation for excellence. The fully catered afternoon tea option could rival the mad hatter himself but our china collection goes far beyond our gorgeous tea sets. We are able to provide full dinner services including serving platters and terrines and as you would expect, to compliment your table settings, we offer an extensive range of vintage glassware including wine glasses, decanters and claret jugs. Stunning vintage china lies at the heart of our collection but is by no means all we do. We have a beautiful selection of lanterns, candlesticks and candelabras and other accessories to add to the vintage styling. We offer a fully flexible service and are happy to be involved as much or as little as you like. From the DIY option for brides on a budget who would like to hire our items for a minimal charge, to a full Vintage Party creation including styling, set up and tidy up. Our website www.vintage-party.co.uk contains details on pricing and images of our most popular items; we couldn’t possibly display our full collection so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Of course we love vintage style weddings but we also cater for hen parties, birthdays, christenings and any other occasion that deserves a touch of vintage elegance! Please contact us to discuss your requirements or visit our website and Facebook page for inspiration.

Telephone: 01455 290243 / 07977 013219 E-mail: angela@vintage-party.co.uk Website: www.vintage-party.co.uk Facebook: VintagePartyUK Twitter: @VintagePartyUK


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The perfect place

for your wedding Celebrate your wedding at our beautiful and unique Grade II* listed venue, nestled right in the heart of Nottingham. • Licensed to perform civil ceremonies and partnerships. • Stunning rooms featuring Victorian architecture. • Beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU +44 (0)115 848 8000 enquiries@nottinghamconferencecentre.co.uk www.nottinghamconferencecentre.co.uk

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“Whyte Weddings and Events was established in 2010, by me, Emily Whyte, after helping friends and family create their perfect wedding Working with friends and family on their weddings made me realise that the modern bride and groom want high quality products with unique fantastic design at a fair price. From those weddings, things spiralled for Whyte Weddings & Events (so much that we were turning down orders) so I took the plunge last year and gave up employment to concentrate on Whyte Weddings & Events and haven’t looked back since!! Every couple is different so I offer individual services for each individual customer; I think your wedding is so personal so the service needs to be too! I often visit couples at their homes to design their stationery, or to discuss how to make existing designs more personal to them. I am currently working on a Formula 1 ticket style design on a lanyard for a customer and have just finished a 1950’s tattoo inspired vintage pocket fold range. I love it when customers set me the challenge of designing new and unique stationery for their wedding, especially quirky ranges like the village fete ticket style invitation which has become our best seller! We have great quirky ranges as well as beautiful contemporary wedding stationery which work in a huge range of colours. We also specialise in high end event and venue dressing and styling, offering advice on design and layout to couples. We hire perfectly pressed chair covers and create beautiful centrepieces; working with a local florist we can now create fresh floral centrepieces and offer full floral packages. All venue dressing can be matched to all your ‘on the day items’ - table plan, name cards, favours, post boxes, menus and more.”

why Whyte Weddings? ¤ Free invitation samples ¤ Personal service – all our stationery is designed and made by me ¤ Professional finish – all stationery is printed at our local printers ¤ Unique designs – completely original and styled to your taste ¤ Bespoke unique designs without the bespoke charge www.whyteweddings-uk.com // emily@whyteweddings-uk.com Save The Date | Issue Seventeen Facebook - whyteweddingsandevents Twitter - @whyteweddingsuk


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Go chic and stylish with an elegant Tom Brown’s wedding Set on the leafy banks of the River Trent, Tom Browns have over 25 years experience of wedding receptions. Catering for almost any style reception that you desire, from intimate romantic meals for close family and friends, to large formal receptions, the Tom Browns team understand that your wedding day is the most important day of your life. Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


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he restaurant can cater for up to 125 guests but with the hire of a marquee can be extended to 200. With a focus on tailor making your wedding reception specific to your wants and needs, the restaurant is a family owned establishment which prides itself on serving fresh, modern, 2AA rosette quality cuisine and providing superb service. The restaurant has ample car parking and great access to Nottingham and both the

North and South of England with quick access to the A1. We also have many contacts in the entertainment industry ranging from string quartets to solo acoustic guitarists, jazz trios and ten piece bands. To get an idea of the kind of food and entertainment Tom Browns can provide, take a look through the website and soak up the great atmosphere of Tom Browns. www.tombrowns.co.uk

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Getting the Party Started! Richie Muir is a big favourite of Save the Date Magazine. If you've attended any of our wedding event with a difference events, chances are you will have seen him, guitar in hand, belting out a tune and getting everyone tapping their feet. From walking down the aisle accompanied by a live acoustic guitar or piano and then during the champagne reception or wedding breakfast and then onto the evening and partying away into the night to the Richie Muir Band and DJ set, the options with Richie are simply endless. Having played professionally for over 15 years, Richie works tirelessly at every wedding to give the bride and groom a perfect soundtrack to their day. The memory of themselves, family and friends in a big circle dancing at the end of the evening is something that lasts forever.

"The finest acoustic artist this fair city has to offer."

I asked Richie for a bit more information on the service he provides: "The music I perform is a take on classics and contemporary music in in a live lounge type of way. This can be a solo acoustic performance (acoustic guitar and vocal) or full band performance (acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, 3 vocals) depending on the budget. We work very hard on getting the set list and volume just perfect to have a great evening and keep the dance floor full, which is ultimately the main goal. Above all I can guarantee the finest upbeat and happy live music for your wedding and my constant desire to give the bride and groom everything they want musically for their big day.If a couple is interested in booking myself they should visit my website at www.richiemuir.com. The prices start from ÂŁ695 for Solo acoustic sets and Dj set."

- Left Lion Magazine

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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.

Call 07970 727268 or email ben@justben.co.uk to have a chat about what you're looking for. www.justben.co.uk Full Public Liability Insurance. CRB Checked and all equipment is PAT Tested. So if I blow up, your covered (in me)

Professional, homemade cakes for every occasion!

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James White is a leader in the bridal hair industry and we at Save the Date Magazine are very proud to have James as one of the regular contributors of the magazine.

Along with winning the regional ‘Wedding Industry’ awards title of ‘Best Hairdresser’ for the second year running, he has also been busy designing and creating his own range of products.

Having listened to my clients over the years, I felt the need to design my own range of hair products which I feel confident in and I am so pleased with the outcome. - James White.

HOW TO ENTER As a reader of Save the Date magazine, you are in with a chance of winning a hamper of James' recently launched products. All you have to do is ‘like’ Save the Date Magazine on Facebook and email info@savethedatemagazine.co.uk with your answer to the following question:

Which area of Nottingham is James White’s studio located in: A. Castle Marina B. Lace Market C. Market Square Visit www.jameswhitehair.com where the answer lies ..... Send us your answer, your name and the date you plan to get married and you’ll be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize! All answers to be submitted before Friday 16th March 2013. Save The Date | Issue Seventeen


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ith our highest number of visitors yet, Octobers Wedding event with a difference really was a day to remember! The entire venue was transformed from a student college to all things bride and groom, of course with the ‘Save the Date’ pinch of glamour.

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ur exhibitors really went the extra mile with gorgeous displays and inspirational ideas and our creative zones were once again incorporated such as ‘All things Pretty’ and ‘The Creative Corner’ to inject extra excitement to the day. We were pleased to introduce brand new zones too including ‘The Vintage Corner’ just to be doubly sure we had absolutely everything covered.

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Directory Listings BRIDAL Angela Vickers t: 0115 9415616 e: enquiries@angela-vickers.co.uk www.angela-vickers.co.uk Studio 1, Fashion Designer Studios, 69-73 Lower Parliament St, Nottingham, NG1 3BB Baroque Couture t: 07801 694934 e:elainabaroque@yahoo.co.uk www.baroquebrides.co.uk Baroque Bespoke Wedding Dresses & Accessories, The Studio, Station Road, Draycott, Derbyshire, DE72 3QB Blush Bridal Boutique t: 01332 696813 e: info@blushweddings.co.uk www.blushweddings.co.uk 3 Market Street, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2JB

Lori G Bridal Studio t: 01332 550573 e: info@lorigbridalstudio.co.uk www.lorigbridal.co.uk 125 Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2LF Mimi Toko Bridal Boutique t: 01332 842332 e: bride@mimitoko.co.uk www.mimitoko.co.uk 1 Tamworth Street, Duffield, Derbyshire, DE56 4ER Rose Robinson Bridal Wear Designer t: 07411 077999 e: rose.robinson@gmail.com www.roserobinsonbridal.co.uk 52 Richmond Avenue, Breaston, Derby, DE72 3AP

Cicily Bridal t: 01827 768 965 e: info@cicilybridal.com www.cicilybridal.com 3 Offa House, Orchard Street, Tamworth, B79 7RE

Shade Apparel t: 0115 9822820 e: info@shade-apparel.co.uk www.shade-apparel.co.uk Shade Bridal & Occasion Wear, Studios 2b, 100 Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 6EP

Couture Bridal Designs Ltd t: 0115 9414179 e: maxineanddawn@couturebridaldesignsltd. co.uk www.couturebridaldesignsltd.co.uk Studios 8 & 9, Fashion Design Studios, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BB

The Wedding Room t: 07989 594703 e: info@theweddingroomnottingham.co.uk www.theweddingroomnottingham.co.uk 318 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5EG

Gracie Bleu Bridal t: 01629 580011 e: info@graciebleubridal.co.uk www.graciebleubridal.co.uk 22 Matlock Green, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BT

The White Room t: 0114 272 2336 www.whiteroombridal.co.uk 20 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2PA

Grace Couture t: 0115 981 1821 e: bridal@gracecouture.co.uk www.gracecouture.co.uk 44 Abbey Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5NF

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

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Cameo Cupcakes t: 01332 205 504 e: michelle@cameocupcakes.co.uk www.cameocupcakes.co.uk Celebration Cakes by Celeste t: 07732 870781 e: bakery@celebrationcakesbyceleste.co.uk www.celebrationcakesbyceleste.co.uk Eggleston Cakes & Flowers t: 01509 236692 / m: 07983 069076 e: info@egglestoncakesandflowers.co.uk www.egglestoncakesandflowers.co.uk Simply Cakes t: 0115 9302451 / m: 07885892238 e: catherine@simplycakesbycatherine.co.uk www.simplycakesbycatherine.co.uk

CATERING Gail Dandy Catering t: 01636 819955 / m: 07973 429 777 e: gail@gaildandy.co.uk www.gaildandy.co.uk Maverick Catering t: 01509 880236 e: enquiries@maverickvenues.com www.maverickvenues.com The Fiona Herbert Catering Company Ltd t: 01636 812434 e: eventsteam@fionaherbertcatering.co.uk www.fionaherbertcatering.co.uk The Garden Grill t: 07970753874 www.thegardengrill.co.uk e:info@thegardengrill.co.uk

ENTERTAINMENT Just Ben t: 07970 727268 e: ben@justben.co.uk www.justben.co.uk The Kit Mason Trio e: kitenmason@aol.com www.kitmasontrio.com Richie Muir t: 07966363930 e: richie@richiemuir.com www.richiemuir.com


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HAIR & BEAUTY

Floraldeco t: 07980 569808 e: floraldeco@googlemail.com www.floraldeco.co.uk

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

Flowers on Main Street t: (0115) 937 5217 e: info@flowersonmainstreet.co.uk www.flowersonmainstreet.co.uk 2B Main Street, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5ET Tineke Floral Designs t: 01623 464 371 t: 01629 629 371 e: kerry@tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk www.tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk 22 Matlock Green, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BT 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 Nadia Di Tullio t: 07973 952 249 e: nadia@nadiaditullio.co.uk www.nadiaditullio.co.uk The Greenery t: 01332 832 500 e: sales@thegreenery.uk.com www.thegreenery.uk.com 17 Town Street, Duffield, Derby, DE56 4EH Sophie’s Flower Co t: 07864 287257 / 07747 751221 e: hello@sophiesflowerco.uk www.sophiesflowerco.co.uk The Sands, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4PA Zinc Floral Design t: 0115 958 5775 / 07780 688 255 e: sales@zincfloraldesign.co.uk www.zincfloraldesign.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 Bond Marquees t: 01332 864128 / m: 07760 408215 e: enquiries@bondmarquees.co.uk www.bondmarquees.co.uk 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.eastmidlandsformalwear.co.uk East Midlands Formal Hire 70-72 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD

PHOTOGRAPHY Beaulieu Photography t: 07931 707 676 e: info@beaulieuphotography.com www.beaulieuphotography.com Crash Taylor t: 07903 925847 / 0115 8291423 e: info@crashtaylor.com www.crashtaylor.com

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Ed Godden Photography t: 07977 559853 e: ed@edgodden.co.uk www.edgodden.co.uk Emma Cleveley Photography t: 07762 326491 e: emma@emmacleveley.co.uk www.emmacleveley.co.uk HBA Photography t: 01889 567344 e: info@HBAphotography.com www.hbaphotography.com Ian Bursill Photography t: 07881 438911 e: info@bursill.com www.bursill.com Jon Rouston Photography t: 0115 714 2137 / 07709 446071 e: jon@jonrouston.co.uk www.jonrouston.co.uk Lee Garland Photography t: 07779 662 178 e: lee@leegarlandphotography.co.uk weddings.leegarland.co.uk Marcus Holdsworth t: 07762 730181 e: marcus@marcusholdsworth.co.uk www.marcusholdsworth.co.uk Mark Pugh Photography t: 0844 318 8960 e: customer.service@markpugh.com www.markpugh.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


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Stuart Wood Photography t: 07831359379 e: stuart@stuart-wood.com www.stuartwoodweddings.com

Figtree Invitations t: 01332 840 247 e: weddings@figtreecreative.co.uk www.figtreeinvitations.co.uk

Belvoir Castle t: 01476 871032 e: weddings@belvoircastle.com www.belvoircastle.com Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE

PHOTOBOOTHS Emma Cleverley Photo Booth t: 07762 326491 e: emma@emmacleveley.co.uk www.emmacleveley.co.uk Vintagebooth.me e: leegarland@me.com www.vintagebooth.me

THEMING & STYLING Darby & Joan t: 07976 409518 e: karen@darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk www.darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk Executive Linen t: 01332 694333 e: info@executivelinen.co.uk www.executivelinen.co.uk Honeysuckle & Castle t: 01332 871654 e:info@honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk Michele Gledhill : Flowers & Styling t: 07540 575499 e: Michele@michelegledhill.co.uk www.michelegledhill.co.uk Poppy Trading Company t: 07989 631 776 e: info@unique-vintage-rentals.co.uk www.unique-vintage-rentals.co.uk Pumpkin Weddings t:0800 046 1027 e: info@pumpkinweddings.co.uk www.pumpkinweddings.co.uk Vintage Party t: 01455 290243 / 07977 013219 e: angela@vintage-party.co.uk www.vintage-party.co.uk Whyte Weddings and Events t: 0115 9655713 / 07857 984238 e: emily@whyteweddings-uk.com www.whyteweddings-uk.com

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 Rachel Helen Designs t: 07789 070 298 e: rachel@rachelhelendesigns.com www.rachelhelendesigns.com To Invite t: 07909 990247 e: sarah@toinvite.co.uk www.toinvite.co.uk

TRANSPORT CW Campers Vans t: 07967 027 075 e: info@cwcampervans.co.uk www.cwcampervans.co.uk 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

TRAVEL Cazenove + Loyd t: 0207 384 2332 e: info@cazloyd.com www.cazloyd.com Save The Date | Issue Seventeen

Callow Hall t: 01335 300 900 e: info@callowhall.co.uk www.callowhall.co.uk Callow Hall, Mappleton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AA East Bridgford Hill t: 01949 20232 e: eastbridgfordhill@gmail.com www.eastbridgfordhill.com 4 Kirk Hill, East Bridgford, Nottingham, NG13 8PE East Lodge Country House t: 01629 734474 e: info@eastlodge.com www.eastlodge.com Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EF The Carriage Hall t: 0115 9375300 www.thecarriagehall.co.uk The Carriage Hall, Station Road, Plumtree, Nottingham, NG12 5NA Calke Abbey t: 01332 871654 e: info@honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk www.honeysuckleandcastle.co.uk Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, DE73 7LE Cathedral Quarter Hotel t:01332 546 080 e: events@cathedralquarterhotel.com www.thefinessecollection.com/cathedralquarter 16 St Mary’s Gate, Derby, DE1 3JR Donington Manor Hotel t: 01332 810 253 e: events@doningtonmanorhotel.co.uk www.thefinessecollection.com/donington High Street, Castle Donington, DE74 2PP Lace Market Hotel t:0115 852 3232 e: events@lacemarkethotel.co.uk www.thefinessecollection.com/lacemarket 29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE


81 Mercure Hotel (Nottingham) t: 0115 9599 777 e: events@mercurenottingham.com www.mercurenottingham.com Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel, George Street, NG1 3BP The Lion Hotel t: 01773 824 033 e: events@lionhotel.uk.com www.thefinessecollection.com/lion 24 Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AX Hart’s Nottingham t: 0115 9881900 e: k.shaw@hartshotel.co.uk or reception@hartshotel.co.uk www.hartsnottingham.co.uk Hart’s Nottingham, Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6GN. Hodsock Priory t: 01909 591 204 www.hodsockpriory.com Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0TY Holme Pierrepont Hall t: 0115 933 2371 e: rplb@holmepierreponthall.com www.holmepierreponthall.com Holme Pierrepont Hall, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, NG12 2LD Kelham House t : 01636 705266 e enquiries@kelhamhouse.co.uk www.kelhamhouse.co.uk Kelham House, Main Street, Kelham, Newark, Nottingham, NG23 5QP Stancliffe Hall t: 01629 736956 e: enquiries@stancliffehall.co.uk www.stancliffehall.co.uk Whitworth Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2HJ

Tissington Hall t: 01335 352200 e: events@tissingtonhall.co.uk www.tissingtonhall.co.uk Tissington Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1RA Tom Browns Restaurant 01159663642 www.tombrowns.co.uk e: manager@tombrowns.co.uk Trent Bridge t: 0115 982 3042 e: Trudie.warsop@nottsccc.co.uk www.trentbridge.co.uk/tietheknot Trent Bridge, Nottingham, NG2 6AG 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 Thrumpton Hall t: 07590 818045 e: enquiries@thrumptonhall.com www.thrumptonhall.com Thrumpton, Nottinghamshire NG11 0AX Whatton House & Gardens t: 01509 270202 e: enquiries@whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk www.whattonhouseandgardens.co.uk Whatton House and Gardens, Long Whatton, LE12 5BG Save The Date | Issue Seventeen

VIDEOGRAPHERS Taylor|Winter Films m: 07903 925847 t: 0115 8291423 e: info@crashtaylor.com www.taylorwinterfilms.com

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Wedding Planners 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

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