29 01, 2020

5 Ways to Include Your Guests on your Wedding Day

2020-01-29T14:09:32+00:00January 29th, 2020|

(Image by Matt Horan Photography)

Your wedding day is the perfect union of two souls; a day that is for you and your partner entirely. However, your wedding guests are such a huge part of your day too, and having your loved ones there – whether it’s a small, intimate celebration, or a gathering of everyone you know – will be what makes the occasion even more special. So how can you incorporate those guests into the day to help make some incredible memories? We’ve listed five ways that you can include your guests in your wedding day.


28 01, 2020

Katherine & John’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

2020-01-28T19:06:27+00:00January 28th, 2020|

There’s nothing quite like browsing through some stunning wedding photos to cheer up a drizzly January day! Danny Jack Photography recently sent over these stunning images from Katherine & John’s Calke Abbey wedding, and the deliciously warm Autumn colours are making us feel all snug and cosy. From the beautiful warm orange tones in the bouquet to Kathryn’s stunning dress, we’re sure you’ll love this one. Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy browsing through this beautiful album of photos…


Venue – The Riding School, Calke Abbey
Photography – Danny Jack Photography
Catering – Black Peppermint Food Company
Ceiling Decor – Distinct Events
Chair Hire & Additional Decor – Two Hummingbirds
Flowers – Bramble & Twine
Cake – BAKE Ashbourne
DJ – Amp & Deck’s

3 01, 2020

Our Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2020 | UK Wedding Blog

2020-01-10T16:01:31+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

And just like that, it’s January all over again! Hands up if you’re getting married this year and still have so much wedding planning to do? Fear not, we’ve compiled a list of some of our top wedding decor trends for 2020 to help give you some inspiration – whether you want to know the latest colour trend, or you’re looking to really add a modern twist to your day…


‘Sustainability’ was such a buzzword for 2019, and it’s going to be even bigger this year. We’ll see more couples ridding their wedding of single-use plastics and synthetic confetti, and getting creative with less wasteful options. Thankfully, there are so many ways you can make your wedding eco-friendly; try using real petal confetti that’s biodegradable – these make for some amazing photographs too with the beautiful colours of real blooms, just like the photo above from Anna & Bas’ wedding day, by Greg Milner Photography. Why not also try offering plants or seeds as wedding favours? Your guests can grow a sunflower, for example, and it’ll always remind them of your special day. Finally, have a chat with your florist and ask where they’re sourcing their flowers – a lot of them may have cutting gardens and grow their own which is brilliant, but if they’re out-sourcing, ask them to use flowers that are in season to reduce carbon footprint.

{Image by EKR Pictures}


One of our favourite trends of the upcoming year will be minimalism. Think muted colour palettes and soft textures – a little less greenery and a little more pampas grass and dried flowers. Venues will be lined with lots of stripped-back wooden furnishings like Rosehill Furnishings’ church chairs, as well as long rows of banquet-style tables, and brides will be wearing all-over satin dress with no embroidery or embellishments, and a simple yet elegant hairstyle, slicked back into a tight bun.

{Image by Foyetography}


In complete contrast to the minimalism trend, maximalism will have it’s time too – over-the-top in every possible way. Think bright, tropical colours, extravagant floral displays, and an untraditional wedding gown (or even separates…) We’re seeing a lot of fuschia and tropical green as opposed to the dark eucalyptus green of 2019.

{Images by Ed Brown Photography}

Industrial / Grunge

A huge trend that has been on the rise over the last couple of years has been industrial weddings – oh so hip couples getting married in warehouses and city back streets; although it’s a complete contrast to our stately home, country house wedding venues, it’s still a trend you can give a nod to even if you’ve already booked your venue. Make the most of high ceilings and exposed brick by adding neon signs. Have street food trucks serving evening food. You could even opt for a temporary tattoo bar to keep your guests entertained…

{Images by H&B Photography}

Something Blue

Last but not least, one of the biggest colour trends of the year: Blue. Pantone announced its ‘Colour of the Year’ for 2020 as ‘Classic Blue’; “a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk”. The perfect way to incorporate ‘Something Blue’ into your wedding day, and something that works all year round. If you’re getting married in spring or summer, use lighter hues of the colour – they look great with soft peaches and lemon yellows. For autumn or winter, try deeper blues with burnt oranges or a rich and dark burgundy.

What’s your favourite wedding trend for 2020? We’d love to know…

Disclosure: Some of the content in this blog post was sponsored by Rosehill Furnishings, however all views and opinions belong to Honeysuckle & Castle. Honeysuckle & Castle do not collaborate with any brand or promote any product that they do not believe fits with their overall brand values.