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Your Local

Wedding

SPRING/SUMMER 2012 www.yourweddingscene.co.uk

Scene Featuring: Ten Venues Real Brides

The Meaning of Myths Bridal Gown Showcase

Making The Perfect Speech

Everything Toastmaster

Wedding Planner

GOWNS FLOWERS PHOTOGRAPHY CAKES HAIR & BEAUTY HONEYMOONS STATIONERY ENTERTAINMENT

Everything you need to plan your perfect day


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Congratulations on your engagement!

You are about to begin an exciting journey that will take you towards the most memorable day of your life. Your Local Wedding Scene is here to give you, the modern bride, a helping hand. It’s packed with ideas and hints on how to make your wedding day unique and special. You will notice that the main focus of our magazine is on the word ‘local’ as 90% of your wedding will be booked locally and we therefore wanted to ensure that all the services highlighted are available on your doorstep. Use our pull out Wedding Planner to manage your time effectively during the build up to your special day. We have included plenty of hints and tips on making sure your big day is the not just the most memorable day of your life, but that it is also stress free and the most enjoyable day of your life.

Bridal Gown Showcase 14-15 For the Guys 4-13

There are tips on how to make your day different, there are in-depth features on local venues and what they can offer you, we have some amazing Honeymoon ideas, and many products and services to give you inspiration and ideas to give your day the WOW factor... You should embrace the planning of your big day, however, if you find it too difficult or stressful, there are always plenty of people on hand willing to assist you, so do not be afraid to ask for help. Good luck and best wishes for the future. Heidi x Publisher – Heidi Semple, Scene Marketing 01780 783613 Advertising – Charlotte Charlesworth, charlotte@scenepublishing.co.uk Editorial Contribution – Becky Twelvetree & Vanessa Adamson, Wedding Market. Designer – Sarah Wright, email:sarah@designitwright.co.uk

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16-17 Brides Maids 18-19 Mother of the Bride 20-21 Cambridge Golf & Conference Centre 24-27 Getting the Venue Right 28

Myths & Meanings

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Wedding Hymns & Music

30-31 Greetham Valley 32-35 Make the Perfect Speech 37

Seasonal Flowers

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Stationery tips

41-43 Your Essential PULL OUT Wedding Planner 44

Everything Toastmaster

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Having your cake and eating it

66-67 Great Northern Hotel Wedding Venue Pantone 1915

68-69 Normanton Church – Civil Ceremonies 70

46-49 Hair & Beauty help, advice & tips Pantone 1935 60% tint

52-53 Real Brides – Hinchingbrook House

74-75 Stapleford Park Hotel Wedding Venue 76-77 Haycock Wedding Venue

54-55 POSH Venue 57

Essential Photographic Tips

78-79 Scalford Hall Wedding Venue

Gift ideas

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60-61 Honeymoon Ideas

Cover Gown Courtesy of Viciente Bridal

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Bridal Gown | SHOWCASE

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A DRESS to impress

So you’ve found your perfect fit, he’s everything you’ve wanted, but what do you wear? What’s your perfect dress for your special day? Here we give you a few tips to help you choose what to wear on your wedding day. You will come across various shapes and styles during your search for the perfect dress. By picking the perfect silhouette to suit your shape - you can ensure you will feel beautiful on the day.

Full

Two-piece straight

This glamorous style is designed to impress

Two-piece dresses are great for figures

and as a bride to be, even if you don’t end up

that are not necessarily in proportion. For

buying one - you should definitely try at least

example if you have a size 12 torso and a

one of these on. It isn’t very often that you

size 14 hip, but still want to accentuate your

can wear such a gown, but with the fabulous

great figure, a corseted bodice with separate

corsetry and soft floating skirts this style can

skirt may be just what you are looking for.

create a tiny waist and hide anything from the waist down.

Princess

Bias-cut

Straight or sheath

This gown looks great on all shapes and

Perfect for petite frames and for slim torsos

This is a great shape for accentuating a tall

sizes. It flows from bodice to skirt without

with shapely hips, the fish-tail effect that

figure by elongating the line of the body, and

defining lines, and with clever detailing it

the bottom sweeps out beautifully into a very

flatters a fairly straight, rectangular figure with

brings out the best in your figure and dress

graceful train and balances out the hips.

small bust and hips, avoid if you are curvy.

- perfect if you want to give yourself height, and keep your dress classical and elegant.

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A-line This gown has an empire-style bodice which cuts under the bust. This can be extremely flattering regardless of bust size providing you get the neckline right. Smaller busted women should go for a scoop neckline and a small amount of detail around the bodice and larger busted women should opt for a square or cowl neckline which accentuates the curve but hides a little cleavage to create a sensual effect.

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Bells Belles

Gowns Galore...

Bells Belles Gowns Galore offer a quality service to help you find your perfect gown. New and nearly new designer wedding gowns available in all styles and sizes.

Exquisite Gowns & Dresses... Affordable prices... 1a Market Gate (First Floor) Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 8EA Tel: 07916 349 930 or 07956 296 344

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The Stamford Bridal Rooms Exquisite gowns from award-winning British & International designers...

SUZANNE NEVILLE AMANDA WAKELEY STEPHANIE ALLIN LYN ASHWORTH KATE SHERFORD CAROLINE CASTIGLIANO Come and visit our beautiful boutique located in St. Martins, Stamford to view the full collection of stunning gowns and accessories. Please call for an appointment

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Suit Hire

At A Formal Affair we offer an unrivalled selection of formal wear to hire. For stylish dinner suits, exclusive wedding attire and an extensive selection of fancy waistcoats and accessories, A Formal Affair has it all. For any further information or to book a consultation, please do not hesitate to call us on 01733 260930 or send us an email at suithirepeterborough@gmail.com.

TOP 5 FAQ’S 1. AT WHAT AGE DO YOUR BOYS SUITS START?

3. CAN WE TAKE THE SUITS ABROAD TO GET MARRIED?

We offer formal wear for boys from about age 3 upwards

Yes, and a 50% reduction off our normal weekend hire

– or about 3ft tall. Jacket sizes start at 20” chest and

rates is available for the second and third weeks of hire.

trousers at 18”waist with an 18”outside leg.

4. WHEN CAN WE COLLECT OUR SUITS? 2. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DAMAGE ANY OF OUR HIRE SUITS?

All hire garments for Saturday weddings will normally be available for collection 9 days before your function.

All* outfits worn by adults are covered against accidental damage by our own insurance scheme (A.D.I*) for which

5. WHAT IF SOMETHING DOES NOT FIT?

a small charge per outfit is made. A security deposit of

Don’t panic! Most of our hire stock is owned by us and

£50.00 per outfit is required with all children’s clothes

kept on our own premises, and therefore we can normally

hired. *White or Ivory Suits, Fob Watches and Walking

accommodate a change of size or effect an alteration very

Canes are excluded from A.D.I. cover

swiftly, as long as we are notified early Monday morning (for Saturday Weddings).

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Private Kollection

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Wedding | VENUE

Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre

At Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre, we aim love to create the wedding day of your dreams. From the initial planning of the day to the moment when the very last guest leaves the venue, our capable team will look after all your needs. Our function rooms create the perfect

Four of our suites have been granted

ambience for your wedding, set

a Civil Ceremony License, so you do

amongst countryside our outside areas

not have to look any further to arrange

offer beautiful views which provide a

your wedding day.

relaxed setting for your special day. We can also help you arrange chair If you prefer a smaller and more

covers, a florist, a photographer, the

intimate wedding for up to 60 guests,

table decorations, disco and more.

our St Andrews Suite is perfect for you.

Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre

The room has a lot of character and

When it comes to food – let your

boasts two large folding patio doors

imagination flow, as our team of Chefs

not only giving the room extraordinary

can offer you almost everything, from

views across the countryside but also

a hog roast or a summer BBQ to a

provides plenty of natural light.

more formal sit down meal.

For larger wedding breakfasts for up to

Perfectly placed just off the A14

Gija Melnupe

90 guests, we can offer our John Letters

between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

e-mail: gija.melnupe@cgcc.co.uk

Suite. It is our largest function room with its own private bar and balcony, overlooking the patio area below and the fresh English countryside. Situated on the first floor, it is easily accessible by lift or stairs, and has a direct access to the patio via a spiral staircase. The room has a separate area for a disco and is perfect for evening parties for up to 150 guests.

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Wedding | VENUE

WEDDING VENUE

Getting it right GUESTS Get this one out of the way first - if you sit down with your families and partners, and work out the maximum number of guests you will be inviting, this will give you an idea of the size of venue you will need. It will also help when planning your budgets and what venue to choose - for example will there be lots of children? Will you need separate areas where the older guests can enjoy the quiet away from the disco, does it have plenty of parking - the option for overnight stays and is it easy for people to get to using public transport, or disabled access? Will we be able to use our own caterers, supply our own drink, place a marquee etc, etc? Once all of this is established and you’ve decided on either a civil ceremony or church, you can start your hunt for the perfect venue.

THE HUNT If your time is short and you like to keep informed go online. By using search engines you can place your key words such as, ‘Wedding Venues Peterborough UK’ which will bring up a list for you to look at. Many sites such as www.hitched. co.uk will have venues in your criteria listed, and if you’re looking for inspiration or are planning to get married away from the local area this is a great place to start. • Wedding Magazines will give you ideas of how certain weddings work in different types of ways, and many regional magazines will hold adverts for venues, so if you see one pick it up! • Civil ceremony venues have licences for a maximum number of guests. Keep an eye on the venues you fall in love with and make sure that there is enough room for your guests • negotiate - if it’s slightly out of your budget • ask if you could have a simpler wedding

breakfast, and serve wedding cake as a dessert, or stick to 1 bottle of each on the table. Many venues will also hold mid-week events or Sunday weddings at a reduced cost - it’s worth looking at what savings can be made if you switch to a Friday or Sunday Wedding. • Ask people about their wedding day - visit potential venues for a meal, or book one of their evening events and assess their planning and organisation. Remember it’s your day - you’ve spent months organising it and when you hand the event over, you want to be confidant that their Events Coordinator is in control. Ask to see pictures of previous events held in the venue - this will give you an idea of what it looks like dressed. Consider photography,

CAMBRIDGE GOLF & CONFERENCE CENTRE

Perfect for small and intimate weddings as well as large parties. The quiet countryside location creates an ideal setting for your special day.

www.cgcc.co.uk

STAPLEFORD PARK

POSH GROUND

GREETHAM VALLEY

Secluded in the heart of some of England’s most picturesque and enjoyable countryside, it is a magnificent 17th Century House with a relaxed country home atmosphere.

Not only can you have your Wedding Reception at London Road, you can actually get married there and say ‘I do’ overlooking the pitch.

Make your special day complete by choosing Greetham Valley in the heart of rolling Rutland countryside as your wedding venue.

www.staplefordpark.com

www.theposh.com

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are there plenty of places for you to get great photographs too? If you’ve already attended a wedding at a venue you’re considering - ask what else has been done in the past, different to the one you attended. Visit the venue around the time of year you will be getting married, if you have the luxury of time, to ensure you are happy with the outside space and planting - court yards look very different in May than September. MAKING YOUR MOVE Once you’ve established your short list - ring round and get brochures sent - if they do not

send them out at your request - consider what else may not get done. Ask questions, ask as many questions as you can and go with a list of things you need to know, before you sign on the dotted line. Meet the Events Coordinator - if you like them you’ll feel more at easy leaving the planning of your day in their hands. Get recommendations of suppliers they work with, look at online reviews and above all once you’ve booked the venue, stay in touch. As long as you continue to build a relationship with the venue, your day will run smoothly. Many venues in the Peterborough area have years of experience when holding weddings and are popular choices for residents, such as Orton Hall, The Marriot and The Cresset - but if you’re

looking for something a little different and don’t want to go too far - have a look at these venues we’ve picked out as ‘ not to be missed’, all within 45 minutes of Peterborough. Barnsdale Hall – 001572 757901 www.barnsdalehotel.co.uk Burghley House – 01780 752451 www.burghley.co.uk Hambleton Hall – 01572 756991 www.hambletonhall.com The Bull Hotel – 01733 561364 www.peterborobullhotel.com The Marriott – 01733 371111 www.peterboroughmarriott.co.uk The Baskervilles– 01778 560010 www.thebaskervilles.co.uk

GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL

THE HAYCOCK

BARNSDALE LODGE

Situated in Peterborough city centre, this 150 year old classic Victorian hotel remains an oasis of historical charm, with a delightful garden.

The perfect Wedding Venue for parties up to 240, We offer both bespoke and packages starting from £7300.

www.thegreatnorthernhotel.co.uk

www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Barnsdale Lodge is full of character and modern country charm and the function rooms are elegant and stylish, which enables it to accommodate many themes. www.barnsdalelodge.co.uk

SCALFORD HALL

NORMANTON CHURCH

A 3 star country house hotel with 88 bedrooms, fine dining and spacious conference and special event facilities.

Normanton Church is a stunning venue that offers possibilities unsurpassed by any other. Steeped in history, you can break religious tradition whilst retaining the timeless elegance of architectural style.

www.scalfordhall.co.uk

GOLDEN PHEASANT

The Georgian house with its permanent marquee attached is a perfect venue for the wedding reception you desire.

www.thegoldenpheasant.net

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Real life bride | BArnsdale lodge

Barnsdale Lodge a venue without compromise Having looked at several venues within the area we knew as soon as we saw Barnsdale Lodge it was the place for us. Not only did we hold our reception in the Barn Suite Ballroom which is a beautiful converted barn, we also married there. The ballroom has an elegant yet relaxed feel with its silk draped ceiling and chandeliers through to the grand piano and comfy seating area. We married in November and the weather was crisp and bright and the beautiful countryside which surrounds the lodge made for stunning backdrops on our photos as did the picturesque courtyard. The day itself was simply perfect, Paul Freeman (General Manager) and his team were on hand from start to finish to ensure that everything ran like clockwork. The food which was served throughout the day was outstanding and several of our guests commented on the quality and how delicious it was. One of my biggest concerns when planning my wedding was that I did

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not want it to feel like a production line and at Barnsdale this simply did not happen as they offer a personalised and tailor-made service. Right from our very first visit to Barnsdale we were made to feel welcome. I simplye would not hesitate to recommend the Lodge as they made our special day a truly magical affair.

The Brides Outfit Having looked over a few bridal magazines I could have felt overwhelmed with the sheer volume of styles available. Having been recommended a few local bridal boutiques my mum and I called on Miss V Bridal in Market Deeping, which was a relatively new boutique. The atmosphere in the boutique was warm and welcoming and Gemma instantly made me feel at ease. Gemma produced a number of dresses for me to try that she felt would suit

my figure and I instantly fell in love with the 2nd dress i tried on which was a beautiful ivory silk dupioni strapless gown with a chapel length train by Justin Alexander. I always thought that it was a cliché when people say you know which is ‘the dress’ for you when you try it on, but this was definitely the case! With only 6 months notice we were working on a tight deadline but Gemma ensured the dress would be available for the day.

I was so impressed with the service I received on my initial visit to Miss

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The day itself was simply perfect, Paul Freeman (General Manager) and his team were on hand from start to finish to ensure that everything ran like clockwork.

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Photography by Jim Harrison

V that I called up the other boutiques that I had made appointments with and cancelled them!

The Bridesmaids I had 2 bridesmaids and 1 flower girl in attendance on the day. I had originally hoped for navy dresses but despite an extensive search, I never felt happy with any i viewed. I therefore opted for a deep aubergine colour and found exactly what I was looking for in Debenhams bridal

range. The girls wore full length slightly flared dresses which were teamed with matching boleros. My Flower Girl wore an ivory tulle dress again from Debenhams which i matched up with a fur bolero.

The Flowers I knew from the offset that I did not want the more modern hand tied bouquet but I also wanted to shy away from the more traditional full bouquet. I opted for orchids

as the main flower and having spoken with my cousin who is a professional florist (Flowers By David) we decided upon a delicate purple freesia and small rosebuds for my bouquet along with a slight sprinkling foliage. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of my bouquet & the table centre pieces along with the venue itself were also decorated using the same flowers.

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Real life bride | BArnsdale lodge

Barnsdale Lodge cont...

Mr & Mrs Parkinson The Honeymoon We booked our honeymoon through the team at Inspirational Travel who are based in Wittering. The team there specalise in tailor-made holidays and honeymoons and after much discussion we decided that we would take our honeymoon in the Maldives. With its powder soft sands, warm azure blue waters and tropical temperatures it sounded like the ideal dream destination.

We opted for a 12 night stay split over two islands. Our days were spent soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches that surround the island, snorkelling on the resorts superb house reef and pampering ourselves in the stunning Spa. We opted for a water villa which came with its own private plunge pool, sheer bliss! The cuisine served was simply out of this world and we over indulged on more than one occasion!! The staff were superb and ensured that we came away with many happy memories that will stay with us forever. Maldives

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Snippets of symbols and myth meanings This saying dates back to Victorian time and the full version is ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe:

Something Old:

Represents the link with the

bride’s family and the past. A common solution many bride’s choose is to wear a piece of family jewellery or their mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress.

Wedding Veil: The wedding veil hides the bride’s beauty and wards off evil spirits. Another explanation is that during the

Something New: Represents good fortune and

times of arranged marriages the bride’s face would be covered until

success in the bride’s new life. The wedding dress is often

the groom had commited to the marriage.

chosen as the new item.

Where to Stand:

Something Borrowed:

To remind the bride

Symbolises faithfulness and loyalty

and dates back to biblical times when blue represented purity.

that friends and family will be there for her when help is

Frequently the bride’s garter is the blue item.

needed. The borrowed object might be something such as a

A Silver Sixpence in her Shoe is to wish the bride wealth, both

lace handkerchief or an item of jewellery.

financial and happiness. The bride stands on the left of the groom during the marriage

Something Blue:

Symbolises faithfulness and

loyalty and dates back to biblical times when blue represented purity. Frequently the bride’s garter is the blue item.

A Silver Sixpence: in her Shoe is to wish the bride wealth, both financial and happiness.

ceremony to allow his sword arm to be free ready to fight off other men who may want her as their bride.

Confetti: Confetti has replaced rice or grain in modern times, the rice was thrown at the bride and groom to encourage fertility.

Wedding Bouquet:

The throwing of the wedding

bouquet was introduced from America and it is said that who ever catches the bouquet will be next to be married.

Wearing Pearls: To some, pearls represent future tears and are a bad sign. However, to others, the wearing of pearls takes the place of the bride’s real tears, thus she’ll have a happy, tear-free wedded life.

The Threshold:

Carrying the bride over the threshold

protects her from any evil spirits that may be lurking in the new home.

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Wedding hymns and music Having the right hymns can make a real difference

How do you go about choosing hymns? Churches

to your wedding. The priest who is conducting the

sometimes have a tape of the choir singing some of the

service will want to meet with you to discuss the music,

most popular hymns. You could borrow this to listen to

hymns and readings you would like to use. You may

together. The priest may make some suggestions to you

have some favourites which make deciding easy, but if

or lend you a hymn book. There may be an opportunity

you are not a regular church-goer or if many of your

to meet the organist or choirmaster and they will help

friends are not, you may want to think carefully about

reassure you about your hymn choice.

which hymns to choose. When getting married in a registry office, you can If there is going to be a choir, they will be able to take

choose your own music that reflects the day. Some

a lead with the singing, but otherwise you want hymns

venues limit the choice to three songs, one when you

which everyone can sing easily and understand.

are entering, one when you are signing and one when you are leaving. You may also like to have music played

Normally, up to three hymns can be incorporated into

whilst the guests are being seated. It also depends on

Christian church wedding ceremonies, featuring at the

the length of the service as to how many songs you will

beginning, middle and end or the service. However, all

need so it’s best to check with the venue first.

of this is at the discretion of your officiant, so make sure you check out what wedding hymn options are open to you before making the final decision.

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Greetham Valley in Rutland... Hotel, Golf & Conference Centre

Dreaming of the perfect setting for your wedding celebration? Make your special day complete by choosing Greetham Valley in the heart of rolling Rutland countryside as your wedding venue.

Normanton Church

FOR YOUR CEREMONY Set on the south east shore of Rutland Water, Normanton Church is a truly stunning, unique civil ceremony venue; teamed with the contemporary, professional service at Greetham Valley Hotel, this inspired venue combination offers the best of both worlds.

We can accommodate up to 220 guests in the Rutland Suite - our glorious banqueting room with a balcony overlooking the lovely landscape of the valley and lakes of the golf courses. If your plans include a more intimate reception - we can do that too! Our Lakeview Suite and Valley Restaurant are ideal for smaller parties and enjoy the same superb view. Our chefs pride themselves on their

your special day is smooth and relaxed as

tempting cuisine and are happy to

possible, taking care of every tiny detail.

discuss your plans with you - perhaps tasty platters of canapĂŠs on arrival,

We are licensed for civil wedding

The Church is more suited to smaller

followed by a full sit-down wedding

ceremonies, should you prefer an

ceremonies as it holds a maximum

breakfast then a delicious buffet for

alternative service venue to a church or

of 70 which includes the registrar,

your evening guests. Sample menus

registry office.

photographer, Bride and Groom! The

and suggestions are available on

Church can be booked all year round,

request.

Your

Greetham Valley will prepare a bespoke package to include this superb ceremony venue and can handle all arrangements right up to your big day, acting as your one point of contact for both venues. We would ask, however, that you contact the local registrar yourselves.

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will

appreciate

the

opportunity of staying overnight in one

7 days a week depending of course upon the availability of the registrar.

guests

Our

wedding

co-ordinator

and

of the 35 bedrooms in our contemporary

master of ceremonies are dedicated to

3* Hotel if any of them have travelled

ensuring the planning and running of

from afar - or if they simply want to enjoy

We can help you arrange other essential services as required: florist, photographers, videographers, music, entertainment, balloons, table decorations, transport, wedding cake, favours and more.

themselves to the full and don’t want to drive home. Some may even wish to make a long weekend of it and perhaps stay in one of our lovely 4* Lodges or in Mill Cottage for a short break - perfect for a family or groups of friends to selfcater or enjoy meals in the hotel.

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... the perfect setting for the perfect day

Rutland Suite For further information or to make an appointment to meet our wedding co-ordinators, please contact us on:

(01780) 460444

Email: info@greethamvalley.co.uk

Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre Wood Lane | Greetham | Oakham | Rutland | LE15 7SN

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Wedding | SPEECHES

Wedding

SPEECHES Either your wedding is looming or it’s your son’s/ daughters or best friend’s day, you’ve got an important role to play and a nerve racking speech not only to write but to stand up and deliver. Wedding Market’s showroom in Elton offers one to one and face to face help on speech writing and delivery but here’s some top-line tips and advice to start you off on the right track:

First step, understanding the speech

The order of speeches traditionally take

• thanks people who contributed to the

place after the wedding breakfast but

costs of the day

The pressure is on for you to write the

it’s more and more accepted that they

• compliments the bride

speech before you even begin to think

are delivered before the meal to allow

• welcomes the groom to the family

about any aspects of delivering it. Find

everyone to eat free of nerves.

• toasts the bride and groom

distractions as you will need to give this

The usual order of the speeches follows

The Groom then stands to deliver his

some real attention. Speeches should

something like this:

speech and starts by:

be thought about and planned months

1. Toastmaster/venue coordinator

• thanking the father of the bride for his

before the day and then fine tuned and

introduces the speeches

toast

worked upon.

a time and place to be alone away from

2. Father of the bride or someone close

• thanks the guests for attending and

to make a start on it for the first time, it’s

to the bride

for gifts they supplied

not unusual to get a mind block and start

3. The Groom

• thanks both sets of parents – gives gifts

to doubt what it is you should be writing

4. The best man

• compliments his bride

and where on earth to start.

5. The bride/bridesmaid/any other

• thanks his best man/men & toasts the

speaker

bride and bridesmaids – gives out gifts.

someone else’s speech, it would be

After the toastmaster or appropriate

The best man then stands and:

the quick win but would not be from

person has gathered everyone’s

• thanks the groom for asking him to be

the heart, and that’s where wedding

attention in the room the father of

best man

speeches should start, from the heart.

the bride opens the speeches, and in

• comments on the couple, and tells

This is personal to you and should sound

simple terms, says the following:

anecdotes about the groom

sincere and be delivered in line with your

• thanks everyone for being part of the

• reads out any messages from absent

day

friends and relatives

Initially, as you sit down

Firstly, it’s definitely not ideal to copy

personality and terminology.

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On what you shouldn’t include there are

Think also about any appropriate props

want to speak and either is fully accepted.

some real lines not to cross such as there

you could use, for example the father of

If the bride speaks she reiterates the thanks

should be NO SWEARING… not only for

the bride could produce baby toys, first

already given, especially for the gifts and

the sake of any children in the room but

paintings of the bride as a child or even

thanks anyone else who may have been

for the offence that it could cause to many

a shocking picture from her teen years.

missed, friends of the family, the cake

guests and also be caught on video for

The best man could show photos on a

maker, photographers and other services

many years to come.

projector of some bad fashion days of his

and finally compliments her groom.

best friend and groom. Props keep people You must be sincere and totally positive in

entertained but be cautious using any that

All speakers also have the opportunity to

anything you say; therefore, as tempting

could cause offence or upset anyone.

add a story or two, jokes and heartfelt or

as it may be, there should be no mention

witty comments to their speech. Although it

of ex partners of the bride and groom,

Next is the really easy part as you now

may seem obvious to some who everybody

compatibility issues, rows or previously

know what’s expected you can begin to

is, all speakers should all also introduce

failed marriages.

break down your speech, add in your own

themselves at the start of speaking for the

stories and props and we’ve even given

benefit of guests of guests, if delivered well,

The Plan

introducing yourself at your own wedding

Preparation and research, can anyone

we’ll offer this example from a best man,

can also provide a giggle factor from a large

in their family circle provide you with

who is tasked to be the most entertaining

proportion of the guests.

material too?

of all the speakers:

you sample headings to get you started,

Send out an email, do

some research, ask some questions,

Heading 1 – Introduction and thanks

There’s no hard and fast rule on how long

especially of the mums and dads, you’ll

Thank the groom for his toast to the

you should speak for but all speakers

be amazed what funny little stories and

bridesmaids, then introduce yourself, say

should attempt to keep speeches fairly short

hideous pictures or cinefilm may then

how long you’ve known the groom and

and leave the audience wishing that there’d

unfold.

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SPEECHES cont... Heading 2 – How you met the groom

how about giving a quiz type speech

and/or the couple, how the couple’s early

and getting guest participation, perhaps

communications kept the phone company

a guess the answer from a), b), c), d)

in business to how his hobby of football

Heading 5 – Read messages from absent

has now taken a downhill move towards

family and friends.

pink cushions and soft furnishings!

Why not add in some of your own funny

Heading 3 – one or two warm or funny

words to jokily mis-read some messages

old stories.

and cards

There’s loads you can do here, some

Heading 6 – toast to the groom,

things already mentioned plus - In your

give them both your best wishes for the

speech you could compare the couple’s

future, tell them how much you admire

names to known celebrities of the same

them and toast.

name or tell everyone the origins and meanings of each of their names with

If you’re increasingly one of two best

a funny twist.

Use material from any

men then share out the plan together and

a mirror, grab a comb as a microphone

hobbies and interests they have from

make sure that you flow like a double act

and put a suit jacket on and really get into

trainspotting to bungee jumping to loving

who have clearly worked together on the

the role. Have a start, middle and end

Elvis, there’s got to be something funny

speeches and think about each other’s

to what you’re saying in your mind and

to quote to everyone but keep it open

personalities, it’s ideal you have similar

time yourself, remember there’s people

enough to not be an ‘in-joke’, involve

personalities and bounce of each other

speaking before or after you so keep it

everyone Show any pictures and slides

and don’t try to make one speaker look

as short and concise as possible whilst

whilst still talking and keep them quick.

flatter than the other, this sharing applies

still getting all your messages across.

If you’ve got a camcorder in the family

whether you decide to deliver speeches

Cut words down where possible, and

you could make a short and emotive

at the same time or separately.

There

talk whilst holding up props or playing

film of what people think of the couple or

shouldn’t be a duplicate of stories and if

slideshows to cut down the overall time

even humourously re-enact the couples

one best man is less ‘outgoing’ than the

of your speech.

meeting and engagement with family

other then let the quieter of the two best

wearing wigs and playing characters.

men speak first.

Similarly, if you’re a bit creative why not

Have a pen handy to change the speech as you go, any words you stumble over

form of a poem or a limerick. Bring other

Writing the Speech word for word

people in the room into your stories where

Now you have a plan, a structure and

possible.

hopefully some material, props and

Make sure you’re heard and don’t mumble,

Heading 4 – Wedding Related Story

stories from other people you’re ready to

but don’t shout, think about getting and

- make a famous funny quote about

make a start on writing the actual word-

using a microphone if you’re not normally

marriage or the wedding, or about

for-word content.

able to talk at a range that could reach out

tell or create a story about them in the

something that happened the year they

should be reworded to make them flow naturally.

to your 100 or more people in a room,

met or got engaged, or about the proposal

Don’t think about delivering it as such until

not being heard is the same as delivering

– there’s usually a near mishap that can

you think you have your first final draft.

a bad speech.

. Play on the couple’s zodiac signs? You

Practice and refine

Think about the tone and the most

can even pull something out of your hat

Once you’ve written something down you

appropriate way to deliver your speech,

if you’re wearing one! Make it interesting,

should practice it alone. Stand in front of

your tone should be of sincerity whilst

be told which relates to this wedding day

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groom or daughter and friend but avoid

Delivering the speech on the day…

coming across too serious, your speech

First step, Mindset

should have gentle humour to keep your

Get into the right mind-set,

guests engaged. The more thought you

this isn’t a job interview, career

put into ‘who’ you’re speaking to will also

move or a sales pitch, and

help you understand what little anecdotes

‘hopefully’ you’re not trying to

and stories to tell within your speech.

influence anyone to buy anything

conveying any thanks,

intimacy and

devotion when addressing your bride or

so everyone at the wedding is • Play with your voice, look in a mirror,

positively willing you to do well in

give yourself different characters,

your speech they’re not expecting

often, address the guests.

move

‘Peter Kay’ wit or a polished speech, they

• Slow Down, don’t race, keep coherent

around, be animated.

do want warmth and fun about people

• Breath deeply and focus on your

• Ensure your props work, simulate

they all know and love. More importantly

breathing

them

think hard that equally, none of them

• Don’t shout, if you feel shouting

• Get to the point where you have

relish the thought of having to stand up

coming, take a pause, or a drink of

memorised your speech and don’t

and address everyone, but this is the only

water

need your speech papers.

one time EVER that your audience will

• If you do start feeling over-nervous,

• Create one A4 piece of paper with

want you to do well, will be in the right

scan the room as you speak, left, then

bullet points of what you’re saying on

frame of mind to laugh easily and will

right, then middle and don’t look at

for the day and for any freezes you

need very little convincing to back you

any one individual, look at the tops

may have.

and wish you well.

of heads, it helps de-personalises your speech.

• Perfect your speech and deliver it to one person for their feedback, bounce

Here’s our tips to get you through the

any concerns if you think you may

delivery:

And finally enjoy! Enjoy making people

have overstepped the mark with any

• Think positive.

smile, enjoy sharing your stories with

prop or comment.

• Don’t drink to boost your confidence; it

them and enjoy your contribution to the

will have the opposite effect.

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Wedding | FLOWERS

Seasonal Flowers As the garden comes to life, spring-flowering bulbs emerge and are available in abundance. Colours are

generally clear and fresh and cover the whole spectrum:

think of yellow daffodils, blue iris and muscari, hyacinths in

An English summer garden conjures up flowers in a

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range of shapes and colours. Soft pink, lilac and sky

blue are prevalent in early summer, with stocks, sweet

peas and phlox in pink and lilac shades and blue Canterbury

soft colours through pink and mauve, and tulips in shades of red,

bells, cornflowers and love-in-a-mist. Try mixing handfuls of

orange, yellow and pink. Many of these also come in white. For

garden flowers with fresh green lady’s mantle, to set the colours

deeper colours, anemones are particularly striking with their dark

off and give a natural fresh-picked look.

centres and petals of vibrant purple, blue and red. Flowering

wedding later in summer, mix bright yellow sunflowers with white

bulbs look wonderful in posies, or mixed with branches of spring-

daisies, adding corn or decorative grasses to complete the look.

Or for a ‘country’

flowering blossoms for larger displays. A favourite flower for early summer is the peony, with its blowsy Other favourite spring flowers are ranunculus, with their brightly-

blooms in shades of soft pinks. Or sweet peas, with their heavenly

coloured or white blooms consisting of masses of tightly packed

scent and delicate pastel petals – a little expensive to buy, but a

petals. And if you are desperate for beautifully-scented lily-of-

packet of seeds goes a long way!

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berries predominate, leading to traditional red and

are hydrangeas, with fabulous blooms in dusky shades, which

gardens

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the-valley, then April would be the best time to get married.

branches and add sparkling white to the colour choice. Base

can be expensive but go a long way. Or ask around as many people

designs on green or silvery-grey foliages, including holly, spruce

have hydrangeas in their gardens! Chrysanthemums come in a

and eucalyptus, adding touches of bright red flowers and berries

great range of autumnal colours, last well and are inexpensive and

(e.g. carnations, chrysanthemums and hypericum berries). For

dahlias should also be available. Try mixing berries and fruit with

winter white themes, simple Christmas roses look stunning, or use

your flowers to cut down on cost and to create a real autumnal feel.

masses of white gypsophila, giving it a touch of sparkle for a frosty look. Sprayed branches can also look amazing as they bring in the

A lovely flower to bring a touch of brighter colour is the nerine,

structural elements of the winter garden.

which has deeply divided flower heads in white, pink or red. Or for larger arrangements consider adding trailing red stems of love-

Cymbidium orchids are at their best now and their exotic flowers look

lies-bleeding.

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Wedding Stationery checklist Before the day 1. Save the date cards: Essential if you are getting married on a specific day, ie New Year’s Eve or abroad, so that your guests don’t make other arrangements or know to save some annual leave if you are getting married abroad. If your budget doesn’t stretch to these, send a text or an email instead.

After the day 7. Thank you cards: Don’t forget the thank you cards! These

2. Invitations: When working out numbers needed, remember

can be made bespoke by using a photograph of you from the

you divide your total guest figure in half for the number of invites

wedding and/or to correspond to the rest of your wedding

required, as most people are in couples. There are a vast number

stationery.

of different styles available, so contact a stationery company

writing them all out, which can be rather time consuming.

The inside can also be personalised to save on

early to narrow down which invitations match your theme and your budget.

On the day 3. Orders of Service: Whether you are getting married in

About the author: Sharon Macaulay is owner of SMAC Creations, providing bespoke wedding stationery. Visit www.smaccreations.co.uk for more details.

church or having a civil ceremony, it is a good idea to have an Order of Service so that your guests can follow what’s going on and it’s also a nice keepsake of the day. Be sure to check with your vicar/priest that they do not offer this service free of charge.

4. Menus/Place setting cards/table plan/table numbers: Check with your venue if they offer any of the above free of charge, as many do. If they don’t, then these items of stationery can be bought to match your invitations.

5. Extras - such as wishing well or guest book: A postbox or wishing well is a great idea if you have asked for money or vouchers from your guests to keep them safe during the day. A guest book or photo mount for your guests to sign is also a great keepsake of your day. These can also be co-ordinated to match your colour scheme.

6. Favours: It’s quite fashionable to make a donation to charity instead of giving a specific favour. If you need a bespoke card stating this to your guests (which can often be combined with a place setting card), then speak to a stationery company for more details.

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PLANNING A

COUNTDOWN

12

months before

Set your wedding date; and

explore non-Saturday options

where your budget will stretch

a little further. Think about whether you’d like

to work alongside a wedding

planner and find one you feel

comfortable with as they’ll help

you from the beginning to make

it a smooth process and ensure

you don’t miss anything.

is contributing.

insurance is right to take out for

like to hold your ceremony, later

your wedding.

or earlier in the day as this

affects catering and

entertainment.

Draft up your guest list

immediately for daytime, night

time, groom’s side and bride’s

side and don’t forget to include

everyone’s plus ones.

Decide on a church, registry

office or licenced venue and book. Decide on reception venue

Decide on your wedding party

and book and confirm catering

from best man to the flower

arrangements.

girl and announce them at the

same time as the date – be

clear at this point if they’re

and evening. Book a photographer.

Think about the time you’d

Look into whether wedding

Book entertainment for the day

Draft a budget, understand who

Visit wedding fayres for ideas. Buy Wedding Magazines and

create a scrapbook of cuttings

of ideas you get from them,

this may help you build your

own theme and colour

preferences. Send out save the date cards

and think forward as to whether

Book a provisional number of

you want to match the same

onsite accommodation or

style of invitations, thank you

nearby hotel rooms for guests

cards, table plans and menus.

expected to finance their own

staying overnight as well as a

clothes and hire.

room for yourselves.

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prices, vat and delivery charges. Design and send out wedding

months before

invitations, advise

accommodation details to

those who need it.

Build your emergency wedding

kit, plasters, stain remover,

sticky tape for holding bits in! If it’s forecast rain, buy a bridal

umbrella. Give the rings to the best man.

Think about what you’ll be

providing to eat and drink to your

guests and liaise with a caterer.

3

Look for a dress and explore

Give your best man or planner

months before

getting one made by a

dressmaker to get the exact

Buy a marriage license.

style you want and an absolute

Create a wedding list and

one-off. (Your bridesmaids can

also be designed uniquely by

your dressmaker) arrange dress

fittings.

a list of all the wedding services

and contact numbers and

any lists of what service is been

delivered. Ensure you have currency for

distribute it to your guests. Men should start writing their

wedding speeches.

1

Contact guests who have not

Shop around looking for tiara,

your honeymoon.

yet rsvp’d.

month before

shoes, veil, jewellery, make up,

hairpins and think about what

the bridesmaids are wearing

too in their hair and jewellery.

gifts for the bridal party, for the

Book a florist and wedding cars.

groom and any surprises you

Have your final dress fitting

Think about honeymoons and

can implement.

Have a hen and stag night or

Decide on your ceremony music,

order of service and vows. Look for any extras such as

passports.

Print your order of service,

Have a consultation with a

Ring all of your wedding.

Choose and order favours.

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Have a hair and make-up trial to

Check your something new,

venue dresser. Buy wedding rings, or

commission ones to be made.

days before

borrowed, blue, old is in place.

give yourself plenty of time to

grow and restyle if necessary.

Book hair and make-up stylists

wedding suppliers, ensure

for your day.

everything is on track.

Have a conversation with your

Have a rehearsal.

Request contracts from all

of your wedding suppliers

Pack for your honeymoon.

which outline all services and

Wear your wedding shoes

products provided to include

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weekend. Pick up wedding outfits.

cakemaker. Have a consultation with a

menu’s, place cards, table names.

suppliers from the venue to the

entertainment and reconfirm all

the arrangements. Finalise numbers with your

caterer and your event dresser

for chair and table dressing and

get your table plan printed with

the final seating arrangement. Think about your skin and body

regime and invest in some

products to use daily right up to

the big day.

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The morning of the wedding For a 2pm ceremony:

9.00 It’s going to be a long day, lie in for as long as you can. 9.15 Get in a nice relaxing bath with aromatherapy bubbles

The day before Take it off work as a day’s

Have afternoon tea with your

mum, no wedding talk. Pick up the wedding cake or

ring and ensure it’s on its way. Groom to go get his hair cut and

a barber shave. Bridal party to have nails done Practice writing your married

name, create your new

signature .

get ready and have a role to play. Assign the sending of

your thank you cards to a member of your party.

11.00 Welcome in your hairdresser and make up artist, they know what they’re doing from rehearsals.

11.15 Welcome in your photographer/s who will start shooting

your party getting ready in line with the preparations you

did with them in consultations.

Have a celebratory ‘half’ glass of champagne with your party

and thank them for all of their help.

13.30 First car arrives and takes mother and bridesmaids to church. 13.45 Second car takes the bride and her father. 13.58 Stand outside the church with your father and bridesmaids

Lay out your dress, jewellery

holiday – have a lie in.

and candles.

9.45 Eat a good breakfast, regardless of those tummy butterflies. 10.00 Drink your normal coffee or tea, no champagne just yet! 10.30 Welcome in your bridal party, make sure they all help you

waiting to turn from a Miss into a Mrs.

The rest of your day is a whirlwind of vows, thanks, laughs, tears, entertainment opening emotions you never thought you had. Enjoy

and associated items. Get out your thank you cards

and start to address them and

write in as much as you can.

it. Your photographer, planners and bridal party will all ensure it goes swimmingly well.

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The role of the toastmaster By Vanessa Adamson, Wedding Market in Elton. What is a toastmaster? A toastmaster is a polished public speaker and keeper of order and timelines at any important event and is a valuable addition to any wedding, whether big or small. Sometimes also referred to as a master of ceremonies and their role is to basically organise your day to run seamlessly, put people at ease and ensure that all the correct formalities and etiquettes are carried out. They will traditionally wear a smart coat of the brightest red making themselves easily recognisable by everyone.

How do you know what to look for when choosing a toastmaster?

• Assembling groups for the photographer

Toastmasters have a highly trained mix of skills and personalities. A

• Housekeeping

sense of humour is vital, that they should have great organising skills goes

• Etiquette

without saying but a sense of charisma, charm, look of professionalism

• Health and Safety

and the ability to make flawless public speeches is paramount.

• Dealing with any issues with the venue or other suppliers

• Saying grace

• Circulating the guest book for signing

Why would we use a toastmaster for our small wedding?

• Announcing the speeches in order and proposing toasts

Toastmaster’s know weddings inside and out, and chances are that they’ll

• Announcing the cutting of the wedding cake and ensuring that the

already know your venue and some of the staff as well. They will be

attending to everyone’s needs whilst looking for anything that could be

• Constant time checks on everything throughout the day from the

going wrong well before it has. They can eliminate speeches overrunning,

tables and candles to food and wine to the correct placement of gifts

photographers missing shots and help catering staff with timings to serve

and bouquets and the starting of the music.

guests can take photos of the event

hot and unspoiled food at the right time. Does anyone train or govern toastmasters? Traditionally a good toastmaster has a fair few weddings under their

A guild of international and professional toastmasters does exist along with

belt, a lifetime of experience and will also be able to give you good early

other UK associations who provide specialised training to toastmasters.

guidance on what works and what doesn’t and can be an absolute asset to have on board well before the day itself. Some will even help with

Booking and Costs

speech writing and arrangements before the day.

Wedding Market’s well recommended toastmaster already has 22 bookings for 2012 so our advice is that you should look at booking a toastmaster at

Services include some or all of the following:

the same time as you book your venue. Expect to pay somewhere in the

• Arriving at the venue an hour before the bride to check all

region of £350 for a good toastmaster for the day. Don’t be afraid to ask

what experiences they have and if they’re a member of the guild or an

arrangements are in order

• Receiving and welcoming guests

association. On the day itself your toastmaster will have been working

• Attending to older guests with seats, coats, facilities

tirelessly for you so you should make some provision for them when

• Receiving the bride and groom

finalising numbers with your caterers.

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Other than you, your cake is one of the most photographed aspects of your day, and a part you truly share with your guests, so it’s important to get the cake you really want. Nicola Denbigh, owner of Little Cakes, has some tips on choosing your perfect wedding cake.

1 Have a look around to see what style of cake you like, but don’t limit yourselves to a version of someone else’s! Inspiration can come from your flowers, wedding stationery, details on the bride’s dress, décor inside the venue… pretty much anything! It’s always worth asking your cake designer to work with your ideas and suggest some other designs for you.

2 Each cake designer has their own style, so if you want a traditional cake, don’t go for one who specialises in contemporary cakes, and vice versa.

3 Arrange to meet before you sign on the bottom line! It’s good to make sure you’re on the same wavelength, to chat through ideas and, most importantly, to taste the cakes.

4 If you have a budget in mind, don’t be afraid to say so! The cost of your cake is determined by the size and level of decoration, but if your dream cake isn’t within your budget, ask your cake designer to work to your budget and come up with other options in a similar style.

5 Always check to see if your cake designer charges for delivery and set up, as this can dramatically increase the overall cost of your cake.

6 Read through the contract before you sign. Also, make sure your wedding insurance covers your cake, as well as the other important aspects of your big day.e Email: info@scenepublishing.co.uk | www.yourweddingscene.co.uk

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her make-over.

Sanctuary we are experts at adding At Zula Beauty Sanctuary we also offer a wide range of beauty treatments from slimming body those extra- special touches that will wraps, tanning and waxing to specialist facials for beautiful glowing skin so you feel like a make your day very special for you and goddess all day long! your bridal party. We offer a complete wedding make-up service for the whole wedding group, from Bridesmaids to Mother of the Bride, and Mother-of-TheGroom. Let us assure you, you will all feel pampered and totally relaxed and be looking your absolute best on your very special day. Jane Iredale, our choice of products are a completely innovative range of make-up, based on natural mineral ingredients, suitable for all skin types and so delicate they can be used immediately after facial treatments.

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Wedding Day Preparation

Ensure a radiant look with these top tips from Every Brides worst nightmare would be to wake up on their wedding day and feel their skin looks dry and drab, due to the stress of the build of the big day. To avoid this happening begin having regular facials from as early as 6 months before. Get in to a regular skin care routine morning and night to ensure your skin won’t let you down and will look its absolute best with a lovely natural radiant healthy glow.

so the artist will achieve the results that you envision. Keep the lipstick or gloss in your handbag or your brides maids handbag on the day for re-application– this is a minor detail which is often forgotten.

Now you have your Skin in its tip top condition that gives you the perfect canvas for your make up.

The best way to prevent mascara runs on this emotional occasion is to have individual eyelash extensions which give you fuller longer lashes and lasts between 2-3 weeks. Not only do these amazing lashes enhance the eyes but are also perfect for your honeymoon too.

Trial make up should be done in advance to save you time and worry on the day and

So you now have perfect skin with make up and eyelashes looking amazing, next

you want your hands and nails to match as everyone will be looking at your rings! Monthly or twice monthly manicure treatments will maintain and condition your hands and nails. On the day you could opt for hard wearing nail polish or full nail extensions. Gel nails are the best way to ensure that you don’t chip a nail the morning of your day and will also last your honeymoon too.

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Wedding packages Call: 01778 590 506

Email: enquiries@therangehairandbeauty.co.uk

Bronze £110 • • • • •

Hair trial make up trial hair on the day make up application on the day File and polish

Silver £175 • • • • •

Hair trial and hair on the day Make up trial and application on the day A 60 minute prescriptive facial ½ leg wax and Eyebrow wax File and paint on hands and toes

Gold £230 • • • • • • •

Hair trial and hair on the day Make up trial and application on the day A 60 minute prescriptive facial Back Neck and shoulder massage Manicure Pedicure ¾ leg wax and Eyebrow wax

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Hair trial and hair on the day Make up trial & application on the day A choice of 75 minute facial A choice of body treatment Manicure Pedicure Full leg wax and Eyebrow wax Eyelash and eyebrow tinting Please mention the Wedding Scene | Telephone: 01780 783613

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Wedding Hair 1 sophisticated sleek

BEFORE

AFTER

up do

This is a great versatile style to team with a detailed

dress, or whether you are just requiring something sleek and contempary, can be warn a number of ways, and is very easy to carry off for all face shapes, works great with hair accessories such as tiaras or facinators.

2 new romantic curls

Effortless style, looks sleek and sophistcated no matter the length of your hair, this look is best teamed with a strapless dress.

3 bohemian sheek

Try a more detailed hair up to go with that simple statement dress add detail and excitement to any outfit or dress with this modern hair up works with hair shoulder length or below, add volume or sleekness acording to your requirements.

4 grecian waves

A great way to add sophistication to any hair from a graduated bob to a one length cut this is so versatile for all hair types, the loose & tousled effect of the curls adds softness and interest , team with a full or sweeping fringe for added softness, for the ultimate effect why not finish off with hair pearls or diamonds. and be available for any quick fixes that you might need.

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Jen’s Useful Tips Jen Coates Wedding & Events co-ordinator at Normanton Church • • • • •

Hold bouquet at an angle so the flowers can be seen by the guests as you walk up the aisle. If you hold them pointing straight up all the guests/ photographers will see is greenery Place arm on top of the person who gives you away as they walk you down the aisle. It provides space to manoeuvre with the dress Do not have a sweet tooth? How about a wedding cake of tiered cheeses? Understand the meaning of your flowers. Flowers have a language, for example the myrtle herb is the symbol of love and marriage. So when you pick your flowers have colour, style and meaning On RSVP-ing, get your guests to write down a song title that reminds them of you both, there

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you have it – a readymade and personal playlist for the evening’s entertainment!! Marriage is about two families joining as one, why not have a little sand ceremony where you each pour coloured sand into a glass vase, not only is it symbolic of family’s joining but it will be a constant reminder of your union. Desperate to see what everyone gets up to at your wedding? Why not have cameras on the tables to catch everyone’s smiles, or a video recorder being passed around so guests can leave you a message!

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Real life bride | HINCHINGBROOK HOUSE

Hinchingbrook House Getting Married at Easter seemed a perfect way to celebrate with family and friends and in 2011 the marriage of Ben & Chrissie took place at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon.

where there was a massive love heart of rose petals and a vase of daisies, which are my favourite flower. When I turned around Ben was on one knee behind me and he asked me to marry him. He didn’t have a ring, but whisked me away to Antwerp in Belgium, where he had made appointments with diamond specialists. I got to pick out my own diamond and the setting, which was really exciting.

Where did you get married? With direct links by train and car and a journey time of under 30 minutes from Peterborough the House, its grounds and the beautiful interior provided a stunning backdrop for what was a relaxed, beautiful and informal day.

Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon, it was a civil ceremony and everything took place at the venue.

How many guests? We had about 80 during the day plus another 80 in the evening.

The Bride & Groom

Why choose the venue?

Chrissie Warn (nee Thorn), aged 29, works for Cambridgeshire County Council as a Recruitment Administrator. We were married in April 2011 and we’re expecting our first child in April this year.

It was a beautiful building with large grounds, perfect for lawn games. It also offered excellent value for money and suited our needs perfectly, with plenty of room for guests to enjoy the space and grounds.

How did Ben Propose? Ben (33) proposed on my birthday in 2009, which was also our fifth anniversary. I woke up in the morning and there was a trail of rose petals from the bedroom, down the stairs and in to the living room

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Who were your chosen suppliers? The dress, a beautiful tightly fitted lace number, came from The Taylor’s Cat in Cambridge. The staff were really friendly and

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Mr & Mrs Warn provided excellent customer service. Chrissie’s mum made the cake, which was a simple lemon drizzle cake and decorated it too. A family friend took our photos. The rings came from Ernest Jones and the suits came from Moss Bros.

Would you change anything? I wouldn’t have changed anything. The day was just perfect, even if it was the hottest day of the year.

What the guests thought

Where did you Honeymoon? We spent three weeks travelling across America via Amtrak. We started out in New York and ended up in Vegas. It was a really amazing journey. The scenery was just outstanding and the people were fantastic.

How did you decorate the venue? We didn’t decorate the rooms as the House is a 13th century building and already looked outstanding. Our flowers were yellow, cream and orange. The bridesmaid dresses were green, the flower girl dress was yellow. The groomsmen all wore matching colours, our centrepieces were similar colours, with mini eggs for favours and apples as name places.

What was your best memory of the day? Our first dance. We danced to Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants. It’s our favourite song and was just a lot of fun.

We had a fabulous day at Ben & Chrissie’s wedding it was a beautiful venue and being someone who enjoys space and plenty of room to chill out or dance it was perfect. Lots of specialist diets were catered for and the food was outstanding being vegan for the day I wasn’t left feeling hungry after tucking into roasted vegetable coscous and salsa, whilst my other half enjoyed his lamb shank and all the trimmings. Lemon and lime pie followed along with a wonderful fruit salad drizzled in alcohol. As a mum of a 6 month old I was pleasantly surprised at the layout for my daughter and how easy it was to ensure she sat at the table also. The waiting staff were lovely and I was blown away by the venue a simple, beautiful wedding relaxed and very grand at the same time. And I have to say Chrissie’s dress was perfect for her elegant and intricate and very individual. A bit about Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon can be found at www.hhpac.co.uk Becky Twelvetree.

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Finding a perfect wedding ring is almost as hard as finding the perfect partner. Let us at Murano Silver help you with our UK made and sourced titanium, gold and platinum wedding rings.

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Need the perfect gift for your Bridesmaid, Groomsman or Mother? Murano Silver has beautiful individual pieces that can create the “Thank You� you are looking for! We also specialise in jewellery design, repairs and restoration.

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Choosing

GIFTS

It is a very different time we live in and gone are the days of buying those essential items required to build a home, as most wedding couples have already built their nest. Here are some brand new ideas for the modern couple. THE WEDDING COUPLE

their meal basis to all inclusive. For

Gift cards are a great idea, if a little

the more adventurous you could

impersonal, but at least you know

purchase a helicopter or

the couple can get exactly what they

balloon ride for the couple.

want. Queensgate in Peterborough

There are many ideas that

offer this service. Therefore, the

you can offer, which of course

choice is endless and with new

will depend on the honeymoon

stores opening at the centre, they

destination they are visiting.

will be sure to find the right item. BEST MAN Holiday vouchers for the couples

For the best man, cuff links or a

honeymoon can be a great way

hip flask are the traditional option,

to add value to their romantic

but how about giving him a great

experience. As so many couples tend

experience that he will really enjoy,

perfect. Just give some thought to the

to contribute to their own wedding

like driving a car round a race track,

person and what you think they would

day, the funds for the dream

a round of golf, or even tickets to

really like.

honeymoon can soon disappear. By

see his favourite football team.

giving holiday vouchers they can

Wittering based Grange Leisure offer

MOTHERS

put this towards the cost of their

Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting and a

The mothers of the bride and groom

honeymoon, however, if this doesn’t

Hydrosphere, which is great fun.

very often receive a gorgeous bouquet

and a greater experience to their

BRIDESMAIDS

dated now. Why not consider a more

already booked honeymoon, might

Bridesmaids are much easier as us

personal gift like a silk scarf, a framed

be the answer. Inspirational Travel

girls love anything that looks nice,

photo of all the girls out on the hen

of flowers and some say this is a little

inspire you, then giving added value

have a wedding gift service whereby

smells nice or feels nice, so jewellery

night showing the mothers having fun,

you can purchase a gift for the

(charm bracelets are a superb idea as

and of course, my favourite, spoiling

couple to enjoy whilst on their dream

the charm will always remind them

her with a day at Ragdale Hall or a local

honeymoon. For example: a romantic

of your special day). Perfume is also

beauty spa – believe me, they will love

dinner on the beach, a picnic on a

a great idea or a pamper day at one

it and the memory of it will last much

deserted island, or an upgrade of

of the numerous local spa’s would be

longer than flowers.

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Wedding | VENUE

Making your day special... down to the last detail The Golden Pheasant is located in a countryside setting, in Etton just a mile from Market Deeping and Glinton. The Georgian house with its permanent marquee attached is a perfect venue for the wedding reception you desire. or need to make your day perfect -

This is tailor-made service – so

The Golden Pheasant will deliver.

you can sit down and discuss your thoughts and suggestions with the

The marquee can accommodate 100

Chef, rather than fixed menus.

guests in a formal sit-down setting and 120 for a buffet style, or you can

The magic comes when the team

have a more intimate setting in our

puts it all together for you on the

private dining room for up to 30.

day and ensures the day goes like

The Golden Pheasant team will

The superb food served at the

clockwork. You can be as involved

give your day personal attention

Golden Pheasant is all home cooked

as you would like to be, or you

from beginning to end. They offer

on the premises.

can avoid the stress and leave it to

a totally bespoke service, to include covered chairs with a choice of colours, tailored themes, menus, entertainment and all in a fantastic atmosphere, so whatever you want

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the Golden Pheasant, and receive

Food Options BBQ Cold or hot buffet 2-5 course meal

constant care and attention plus regular updates to give you peace of mind.

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(01733) 252387 Intimate weddings also catered for - up to 30 people

The setting allows for a superb backdrop to have your photographs taken. There is an enclosed play area for the children and further activities can be booked, such as a bouncy castle, giant Jenga, plus much more. The marquee is air-conditioned to keep your guests cool, or heated to ensure comfort, allowing bookings to be taken all year round.

The Golden Pheasant MAIN ROAD | ETTON | PETERBOROUGH | CAMBS | PE6 7DA

t: 01733 252387

www.thegoldenpheasant.net

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Wedding | TRENDS

What’s new and different to book for 2012 Wedding Market eat, breath and sleep wedding

Ice Sculptures Dreamt about an ice sculpture on your big day but always thought they were only for the rich and famous? Not anymore -Be the envy of all the other future brides at your day and have a shape commissioned from a

trends and are constantly researching the markets,

simple sketch, have a shoe, a love heart, your colour

attending local and national fayres looking for the

scheme with butterflies embedded in it. Although we’d

next new and unique offering for their wedding

never condone excessive alcohol consumption, these sculptures can be made as luges which mean that

couples. They’ve found some unique and exciting

they can be a focal point and an attraction to your

new items for 2012 as well as developing their own

guests for the evening. Prices start from £395.00 plus

creations and ideas and the best news is that most of these can be tailored

delivery. Wedding Scene readers who book during the months of March & April can take advantage of free delivery worth up to £85.

to your budget, taste and colour schemes.

Rotating Chocolate Pyramids Another ‘new to the market’ is the stunning Ferrero Rocher Rotating Pyramid. This is only just recently designed by a

Crystal Bouquets

new wedding supplier so you won’t have seen one of these at any wedding

Crystal Bouquets are a new and exciting product just

yet! They come filled with

launched in December. These stunning handmade

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crystal and feather bridal bouquets are handmade

on a top table and look absolutely

to your colour specification but can also incorporate

stunning. Better still why not have 4 of them spinning

families and friend’s old jewellery and broken brooches

on a top table with different coloured chocolates

or simply let the designer take your vision and make

on them or 10 miniature ones as table centres. Truly

something totally new up for you.... no two will ever be

eye catching!

the same. Matching bridesmaid’s posies, button holes

2012 to keep it fresh and new and if you want it as a

and headdresses and combs are also available and

cake alternative we can place a small cutting cake

prices start from just £5 for a button hole and £80 for

to replace the top 5 tiers. This is a stunning piece that

a stunning feathered bridal bouquet. Wedding Scene

we can tailor to your needs and colour scheme. Hire

readers ordering a bouquet in March & April will receive

of the machine filled with 481 chocolates starts from

2 free button holes for every bouquet purchased.

£295.00 +delivery

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chocolates,

rotate

There are more designs coming in

All items are available through Wedding Market, Elton, PE8 6SQ.


Caricaturist The

Wedding Crackers

wedding

guests

will always want to be entertained

and

what

better way than with a Interaction of your guests with each other is something

skilled caricaturist. Everyone

that we absolutely promote here at Wedding Market

loves

that’s why we’ve got a new exciting range of interactive

caricaturist in action; and a

favours in the final throws of design stage which are

good caricaturist will manage

a new buy for 2012. Wedding Crackers not only get

to draw around 8 to 10 of your

your guests pulling together, they double up as your

guests per hour. Expect to pay

favour boxes, holding gifts for everyone and can be

around £200 an hour.

to

see

a

skilled

personalised or made in a variety of colours and sizes and can still contain the traditional favour fillings such as sugared almonds. Prices start from £2.85 per cracker including personalised design and coloured

Memory Lane Pop-up

ribbons to match your theme. Special Offer, Orders

A new and stunning idea, why not

placed before the end of April entitle Wedding Scene

have a 6 foot pop up designed

readers to the free sugared almonds with orders of 100

and commissioned of the bride

crackers or more.

and groom as a surprise to display at their reception. Conversely have one designed of your table plan, no need for frames or tables and easels, these just stand up on their 2 feet. Prices start from £99 +delivery. Wedding Scene readers are eligible

Cake Toppers

for free delivery for orders placed before the end of April.

We just love these cake toppers, we take any electronic photographs of you and get you made into a scarily lifelike resin and clay sculptured figure where you’re dressed in your suit and dress (designed from pictures). They’re available with tiny veils, tiaras; bouquets and can have tiny embellishments added to match the dress and some of your colour scheme. Why not get start from £55 for a single figure and £109 for a bride

Cookie Bird Cage Table Centres

and groom couple (+p&p). 2 free embellishments are

Wow, a table centre with 12 tasty cookies of varying sizes

available for Wedding Scene readers for orders placed

attached with ribbon colour of your choice. Have them

before the end of April.

made in a shape with a ribbon colour of your choice.

one made as surprises for the bride and groom. Prices

Available to hire at £35 each including 12 different size cookies attached. Delivery charges apply.

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The Great Northern Hotel Restaurant & Banqueting

The Perfect Wedding Venue With all its Victorian splendour

For

smaller,

more

intimate

The Great Northern Hotel is

weddings we have the elegant

a hidden gem in the heart of

Carriages

Peterborough.

chandeliers

Restaurant and

drapes

with or

our Garden Room with Oak Reputed as a Wedding venue

panelling and chandeliers.

we are carrying on the tradition by

hosting

weddings

with

We will delight your guests

a personal touch and pride

with a superb dining experience

ourselves on exceeding your

which we believe is an important

expectations.

part of the occasion.

The elegant Carriages restaurant

Our stunning Hills Bridal Suite

is licensed for Civil Ceremonies

complete with His & Hers is

and Partnerships and is suitable

the perfect way to end a perfect

To

for up to 90 guests.

day whilst your guests enjoy

located venue which is ideal

one of our individually styled

for friends and family travelling

bedrooms.

from further afield by train

Our lovely Ballroom which comes complete with its own

view

this

conveniently

please call one of our dedicated

bar and dance floor is perfect

As every wedding is as individual

Wedding Co-ordinators who

for a wedding breakfast for up

as you are, we will always

will be delighted to assist.

to 120 guests followed by your

endeavour to accommodate your

evening reception for up to 200

requirements and make your

Umesh Sewnundun MIH

guests.

special day into a memorable

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Where Hospitality Really Matters The Great Northern Hotel, Station Approach. Please call Kamla or Jane for further information Tel: 01733 552 595 email: events@thegreatnorthernhotel.co.uk or visit:www.thegreatnorthernhotel.co.uk

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Normanton Church Normanton Church is a stunning venue that offers possibilities unsurpassed by any other. Steeped in history, you can break with conventional tradition whilst retaining the timeless elegance of architectural style. Having been deconsecrated in 1970, a style of venue unique in its design and water front location is available for civil ceremonies.

the arched interior of the venue, they

Normanton Church is stylistically

offer picturesque views out across the

evocative and truly a novel civil

water.

ceremony

venue,

guaranteed

to

create cherished memories doused in Exquisite beauty radiates in waves

romanticism.

from this grade II listed building, built in the classical style. The church,

Please note as the ceremony venue

originating from medieval times, was

and registrars are separate entities,

re-designed in 1826-9 by Thomas

it is vital to ring and check that

Its once doomed fate adds to the

Cundy and his son, surveyors to the

both Normanton Church and the

enchanting ambience of Normanton

Grosvenor estate in Westminster.

Registrars are available for the same

Church, which now stands a surviving

A unique atmosphere emanates from

date and time before going through

treasure of the past. Rescued from the

Normanton Church and it provides

with any bookings. We work

reservoir floor, the only thing this

an ideal blank canvas for wedding

closely with our clients ensuring

venue is flooded with, is light. The

decoration and a perfect backdrop

all negotiations are orchestrated

many windows not only illuminate

for photographs. A Rutland icon,

flawlessly!

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Jen Coates wedding & events co-ordinator

... the perfect setting for the perfect day

So, is it your dream to have a wedding on the water in one of the finest, most recognisable, buildings in the County of Rutland? Extra Information: • • • • • •

Find us on Facebook:

Now we can seat up to 102 people Extra heaters for the colder months! Full length mirror Toilet facilities Candles available to borrow (cream, church pillar candles) New chairs in blue with gold rim

Weddings on the Water or Normanton Church

Visitors Centre: 01780 686800 Open Day 11th March (11am-4pm) Keep your eye open for more open dates to be confirmed

DIRECTIONS: Normanton Church is straightforward to find, on the South Shore of Rutland Water. Travelling from Stamford towards Oakham, on the A606, before the village of Empingham, take the Edith Western turn off, on your left. Normanton Church at Rutland Water • Normanton • Rutland • LE15 8HD Email: info@scenepublishing.co.uk | www.yourweddingscene.co.uk

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Wedding | PHOTOGRAPHY

Wedding

Photography Memories are priceless and with all the excitement your big day will fly by far too quickly. Your wedding photographs are a beautiful way to capture memories from the day and even moments you may have been unaware of. Here is some advice to make sure you get the best from your photographer resulting in amazing images and making your recollections of the day as special as possible.

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Meet your photographer; it’s important that you feel at ease with them. This will reflect in your photographs, and if they get natural shots of the guests enjoying themselves will help capture the unique atmosphere of the day.

2 Decide if you want formal or natural shots, or maybe a mixture of the two, and discuss with the photographer if this is what they can provide. If you are looking for something different such black and white shots find out if this is possible and if you will be able to see originals to decide which you prefer.

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Research the photographers work and products they can provide such as photobooks, albums, and framed products. A good photographer will have invested time into finding good quality products from reliable sources.

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Find out how long before you will get to see the images afterwoulds and how they will supply them. Time is needed after the big day for the photographer to go through the images and enhance if needed so that you get the best from your photographs. Ask about copyright and how additional prints and products can be purchased afterwards.

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If you plan to have some specific shots give a list of them to your photographer so they can arrange the most efficient way to get the best images without disrupting the flow of the day or intruding on you and your guests enjoying the celebration.

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Check your photographer will research the wedding venues beforehand and where possible visit to understand its lighting conditions and good photographic locations. They must find out the rules of photography during the service too as these can differ in places.

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unique, unobtrusive, unposed... I aim to deliver timeless reportage and formal photography, capturing real expressions and spontaneous, once in a lifetime moments with the emphasis being on observation rather than participation. By designing a bespoke photographic package around your own budget and requirements for the day I aim to make your wedding or civil partnership as special as possible. Please contact me for an informal chat or visit my website for more examples of my work and creative solutions I’ve designed for previous clients.

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Wedding | VENUE

The Haycock This historic 17th Century coaching inn set in idyllic surroundings is the perfect venue for your wedding. The Haycock is situated in the un-spoilt village of Wansford-in-England and boasts award-winning gardens stretching along the banks of the River Nene. Built from local stone and maintaining many of its original features, the Haycock radiates individual charm coupled with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With a variety of rooms suitable for both civil wedding ceremonies and receptions, the Haycock is well equipped to cater for parties of all sizes ranging from 20 to 250 guests. The mature gardens offer further possibilities, providing an attractive setting for drinks receptions and wedding photographs. 76

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Wedding Fayre Sunday 11th March 11-4pm Free Admission Exhibitors to include: Photographers Cake Designs Wedding Dresses & Cat Walk Car Hire Florists Stationers Accessories Gift Ideas

01780 782223

Winter Package

Available in January, February, March & November 2013 Price includes the following for up to 90 guests (including Bride & Groom) daytime and 120 guests in the evening. • Room Hire including Ceremony Room • Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator & Events Manager • Arrival Drink • Hair & Make Up for Bride & 3 Bridesmaids • 3 Course Wedding Breakfast with a Glass of Wine • Flowers for table centrepieces (Posies for guest tables, long & low for top table) • Glass of Sparkling Wine for the Toast • Wedding stationery - Menus, Placecards & Seating Plan • White Chair Covers & Bows • Three Tier Wedding Cake (Fruit, Sponge or Cupcakes) • Evening Buffet • Photographer (4 Hours coverage, All photos on disk, 7x5 hardback wedding album with 50- 60 photos) • Disco • Bride & Groom Four Poster Suite

£8,500 inclusive of VAT Additional charges apply for an increase in numbers or any variations to the package menus and drinks offered. There will be no reduction in the fixed price of the package if certain elements are not required.

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For more information please contact the Sales Team on

01780 782223 Sales@thehaycock.co.uk www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk London Road, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JA Email: info@scenepublishing.co.uk | www.yourweddingscene.co.uk

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Wedding | VENUE

Welcome to

Scalford Hall Set amongst twelve acres of carefully landscaped gardens, at the heart of Leicestershire’s picturesque countryside, this unique property provides a refreshing change from contemporary venues, allowing our guests uninterrupted banqueting, welcoming private dining areas and gourmet menus. We aim to create a tailor made event for every wedding reception, whether it is an intimate minimum of 20 guests or up to a maximum of 150 guests. Planning Your Wedding We are only too happy to offer ideas and make suggestions we are here to make sure your special day is as perfect, relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We will help you plan the day right down to the smallest detail to ensure that everything runs smoothly throughout the day.

our Wedding Co-ordinator who will be delighted to welcome you for a personal tour and to take the opportunity to discuss your specific requirements in greater detail. We look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you and your guests to the Hall.

Registrar’s Office at County Hall in Leicester 0116 305 6565.

Exclusive Use of Scalford Hall Make Scalford Hall exclusively yours on this special occasion. However, exclusive use is only available Saturday and Sunday for a maximum of 120 guests.

The Wedding Breakfast Our red carpet welcome, cake table and traditional stand are included in all our Wedding Packages, and we provide you with an engraved Scalford Hall Cake Knife to keep as a memento of your special day. It is impossible to appreciate Scalford Hall without visiting us for yourself. Please contact

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Civil Services We are delighted to advise you that Scalford Hall has a Civil Ceremony licence, enabling you to hold your Marriage Ceremony and Reception here at the Hall. If you are looking to have a Civil Ceremony, we can assist you in contacting the Registrar and give you an insight into the procedures.

We are delighted to offer you a variety of dishes to create your wedding breakfast. Should you wish to expand our menu or create your own, the Chef would be happy to meet with you to discuss your requirements. Our Buffet Menu provides a more informal atmosphere where guests can visit the buffet and select from a range of starters, carved meats and

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salads, a hot dish and a dessert selection. Vegetarian dishes will also be available. We can also offer a wide range of additional options if required. These include a Fish or Sorbet Course, or perhaps our renowned local Cheese Platter, Chocolates and Petit Fours are also available as an accompaniment to coffee.

Accommodation Your happiness is important to us and we will take every care to ensure your day is perfect in every way. Take advantage of our 88 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms that ensure you have

all the comforts you and your guests will need. The Bride and Groom stay over on their wedding night with our compliments.

Wedding Fair

Sunday 25th March 2012, 11am – 4pm

Evening Celebrations For your evening celebrations we are proud to offer what we believe to be the widest range of options available in the area, including barbeques, hog roast, traditional buffets, themed buffets and finger buffets tailored to your requirements.

[ OVER 20 EXHIBITORS • FREE ENTRY • EXCLUSIVE OFFERS [ Look out for details of Scalford Halls next Wedding Fair 14th October 2012 [ Scalford Hall Hotel . Scalford Road . Melton Mowbray Leicestershire . LE13 1DL Tel 01664 444654 . Fax 01664 444487 . www.scalfordhall.co.uk

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01832 280153 www.weddingmarket.co.uk

Imagine a place where you can go to get all your wedding tips, knowledge and advice all on a one-to-one basis. Imagine a place to go that listens to what you want on your wedding day and then they go out and make it happen for you. Imagine it as a place full of ideas and samples where you can choose multiple elements of your wedding day, over a cup of coffee, and most of all know you’re getting quality, good value, and perhaps something for free. Well, luckily, there’s now such a place, not too far away that offers all of that and more Wedding Market, located at The Old Dairy in Elton, just off the A605 north of Peterborough. Vanessa Adamson, partner in the new

pitfalls you should be aware of. And it’s not

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everyone which could add up to massive

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element of your special day or with every

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has will blow you away.

category of wedding supply, how much you

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