Wedding Themes: Yes or No? | UK Wedding Blog

October 18th, 2017|

Carina & Zeyad's wedding had lots of rustic bohemian charm, which complemented the Riding School at Calke Abbey perfectly! Image by Dale Weeks Photography. Theme weddings are like Marmite; some people love them, some people hate them. It is such a broad topic that a wedding can range from being 'vintage' themed, with classy and glamorous decor, or 'pastel' themed, like you saw in Tom & Andrea's wedding last week, to Disney themed; which is right at the other end of the 'theme wedding' scale. Choosing a Theme Choosing a theme should be dependent on the venue you choose to have your wedding. Grand, vintage decor may look out of place in a modern setting; a Disney wedding may look out of place in a vast stately home laced with antiques. It's all about finding a balance between what you like, and what will work in your venue. If you're simply looking for a colour theme, then think about the season in which you get married. Spring and Summer are great for bright colours, pastels and fresh neutrals, whereas Autumn and Winter weddings work well with warm, burnt oranges, or crisp white blues. Sophia & Gurpreet's wedding [...]

Andrea & Tom’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

October 5th, 2017|

Andrea and Tom got married in Calke Abbey's riding school earlier this year, celebrating their day with a host of close family and friends. It truly was a day that was filled with smiles from start to finish. Andrea stunned in her gorgeous strapless gown. Embellishments sat at her waist, and her veil fell elegantly at her face. Tom and his groomsmen wore a royal blue suit and accenting soft blue tie. The bridesmaids were dressed in mint green floor-length gowns and the pastel theme continued throughout the riding school. Hanging lanterns, bunting and floral touches graced the beams and walls to complete the look. Photos by Ben Pollard.

The Calke Abbey Wedding Show – Round-up | UK Wedding Blog

September 27th, 2017|

Last weekend, we hosted our first wedding show of the Autumn at Calke Abbey, and it was a great success! The Riding School was filled with industry suppliers from photographers, to venue styling, to entertainment and catering - it really was every Bride-to-be's dream! We wanted to share with you a few snapshots from the day, so you can see what a Honeysuckle & Castle Wedding Show looks like. If you missed out, don't worry, we have so many other amazing shows coming up over the next few weeks across all our venues: Stancliffe Hall, Clumber Park, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall, so there are still plenty of opportunities to stop by and meet potential suppliers for your big day. All of our events are FREE to attend, but you will need to register in advance for tickets. To find out more information, take a look at our Dates For Your Diary blog post from a few weeks back.   Salute were on hand, serving glasses of prosecco from their quaint renovated horse trailer! An amazing display of photographs from A Big Neon Glitter. For brides who were looking for floral arrangements, Maria's Flowers were at hand! Check out these stunning bridal gowns [...]

Carina & Zeyad’s Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

September 9th, 2017|

Back in May we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Carina and Zeyad at Calke Abbey. Upon initially meeting the Bride and Groom, we could see that they were two creative souls who had visions of a classy yet bohemian-inspired wedding day. With the bride’s flair for styling and the groom’s technical knowledge, the pair crafted most of their wedding decor themselves, calling upon help from their family and friends to get involved with the most intricate details that made their day so special. This included growing the flowers in their garden, to the gorgeous letter lights, and even the table linen. […]

Dates For Your Diary | UK Wedding Blog

August 29th, 2017|

Calling all brides! Are you newly engaged or planning a wedding? Then make sure you save the dates for our upcoming wedding show’s, hosted in our stunning venues across the East Midlands. We understand that planning a wedding can be an overwhelming feat – and maybe all wedding-planning brides are guilty of scrolling through Pinterest a little too much – that’s where we come in! A wedding fair is a great place to begin your wedding planning, with everything under one roof from entertainment, to caterers and florists, you’ll be ticking things off your ‘to do’ list before you can say ‘I do’! […]

Part 2 : Majestic. Magnificent. Magical. Wedding inspiration at Hardwick Hall

August 17th, 2017|

If you read PART 1 of our photoshoot at Hardwick Hall last month, you’ll know what a wonderfully diverse wedding venue it can be, and with the help of Every Occasion Marquees and some fantastic styling from Peaktipis, we created a magical, majestic setting. […]

A relaxed & intimate Clumber Park Wedding with heaps of heart, soul & fun!

August 11th, 2017|

Today we’re swooning over Laura and Jim’s botanical love affair which took place within the gorgeous setting of the Glasshouse here at Clumber Park. Witnessed by their immediate loved ones, and the odd tropical looking butterfly wanting to get in the action, Laura and Jim said ‘I Do’ with the idea of keeping their day simple, creative, relaxed, intimate with heaps of heart, soul and fun! […]

Reasons to love Hardwick Hall

July 12th, 2017|

WEDDINGS AT HARDWICK HALL // Hardwick Hall has been described as the finest and most spectacular Elizabethan ‘Palace’ in the country and we feel very lucky to exclusively manage weddings at this truly special venue. Dramatically situated on its own hillside (and built for a queen in waiting), it has played an integral part in British history and the Hall is jam-packed with unique and priceless treasures that are internationally renowned and can be found nowhere else. Our couples and their guests will are  awestruck by its magnificent and totally unique atmosphere, here are just a few reasons why we love Hardwick Hall. […]

Part 1 : Majestic. Magnificent. Magical. Wedding inspiration at Hardwick Hall

July 10th, 2017|

Todays wedding inspiration is a cracking celebration of when we at Honeysuckle & Castle have the pleasure of working with a group of extremely talented and inspirational East Midlands Wedding experts. […]

Sophia & Gurpreets Glamorous Wedding at Kedleston Hall

June 14th, 2017|

I first had the pleasure of meeting Sophia & Gurpreet here at Kedleston Hall in the January of 2016. I vividly remember how besotted they were with one another. I instantly knew that this wedding was going to be special and that I would thoroughly enjoy being a part of the planning process. […]

Stancliffe Hall – A Truly Unforgettable Wedding Experience

April 6th, 2017|

{STANCLIFFE HALL WEDDINGS} There’s a new and exclusive wedding venue on the scene and we’re very proud and excited to share it with you! This venue offers so much more than a stunning location to say your ‘i do’s’, it offers the chance to make somewhere ‘uniquely yours’ for the whole weekend and enjoy your celebrations in complete privacy and luxury. We would like to introduce the latest venue added to the Honeysuckle & Castle portfolio, Stancliffe Hall. […]

Highlights from The Hardwick Hall Wedding Show

April 4th, 2017|

A look back at the Hardwick Hall Wedding Show set within the grounds of the historic and exclusive  National Trust wedding venue.  We have been looking forward to sharing these fab images captured by Daniel Hughes Photography since we were sent a sneaky peak. The day would not have been such a success without the hard work of some very clever wedding experts who helped transform the brand new transparent marquee from  Every Occasion Marquees into an inspiring space filled with wedding prettiness. […]

Every Occasion Marquees – The Marquee Wedding Experts

March 14th, 2017|

The team at Honeysuckle & Castle HQ are very happy to be collaborating with the marquee wedding experts, Every Occasion Marquees on several events in the coming months. Just to give you an idea of what’s to come, we’re  sharing a  snippet from a recent shoot at the stunning Hardwick Hall. […]

{Reasons to love Kedleston Hall} – Helen ‘Honeysuckle’ explains why Kedleston Hall is such a magnificent venue & why she chose it for her own big day.

February 24th, 2017|

Here at Honeysuckle & Castle HQ we are immensely proud to have the breathtaking Kedleston Hall in our exclusive portfolio. Well known for it’s awe-inspiring Robert Adam architecture and grandeur and set among acres of rolling parkland, the view from every window is like a painting in all seasons.  It really is no wonder why our very own Helen chose Kedleston for her own big day, here she talks us through just some of the reasons why. […]

Dates for your wedding diary – Honeysuckle & Castle Events to Inspire

February 21st, 2017|

Whether you’re recently engaged? A Valentine’s proposal perhaps?  Or are you well on your way to planning your big day, congratulations!  We know that planning can sometimes seem overwhelming so we’ve put together some exciting events over the next few months to not only showcase some of our stunning venues, each with their own charm and character, but to inspire you with plenty of wedding loveliness. We will also be on hand to chat about how we can make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, all of our venues have a dedicated and experienced wedding coordinator who can guide you through the process from initial enquiry to the day itself, settling any wedding day nerves.  So grab your diary and be sure to come and say hello! […]

New Wedding Venue: Stancliffe Hall and our first brief encounter

February 7th, 2017|

So, it doesn’t seem so long ago that we dreamt of being the exclusive wedding coordinators for a fine portfolio of venues. Who would have thought back in 2013 that we would be where we are now – where does the time go? Back then (when we only specialised in venue styling, prop hire and floristry) Sally and I had the great pleasure of working with the adorable Dawn and Craig who celebrated their special day at Stancliffe Hall. ​ […]

Reflecting on the winter Wedding Open Day at Derbyshires finest barn wedding venue, Calke Abbey

February 5th, 2017|

Prepare yourself for some serious wedding eye candy as we reflect on our Wedding Open Day at the unique and characterful barn wedding venue, the Riding School, Calke Abbey. To bring the stunning barn to life we enlisted the expertise of some of the very best wedding suppliers in the midlands, The Wedding Event Design Studio,  Wild Thyme,  and Rose Press as well as Oehlers Photography who kindly captured the styling, Executive Linen who provided the lovely chairs, Distinct Event solutions and wait until you see the jaw-dropping display created by Fabric Theatre. […]

{REAL WEDDING} A Bright & Cheery Big Day To Put A Smile On Your Face.

January 28th, 2017|

We were so glad when this beauty of a wedding popped into our inbox! Back in the summer we had the privalige of hosting the big day of Rikki & Sam and we knew if the photos relfected the atmosphere on the day we couldnt wait to share them with you…and they did not disapoint. Beautiful images by Andrew Coeley. […]

{REAL WEDDING} Amy & Brett Raise the Roof of the Riding School, Calke Abbey.

January 5th, 2017|

Come with us as we take a look at the fantastic big day of Amy & Brett. Filled with fun, laughter and friends, the Riding School was glowing with festoon lights which delicately lit every corner of the characterful barn, all perfectly captured by the very talented husband and wife team at HBA Photography. […]

{STYLED SHOOT} A botanical wedding collaboration at Clumber Park, National Trust

November 8th, 2016|

To celebrate our launch and in excitement for THIS SUNDAYS Wedding Open Day at Clumber Park, Nottingham National Trust, we are delighted to share this beautiful botanical styled photo-shoot, our wonderful Rebecca organised earlier in the summer. […]

{REAL WEDDING VIDEO} A 360° Tour of Kedleston Hall

October 18th, 2016|

On a fine Friday back in August our Derbyshire wedding venue, Kedleston Hall, proudly became the home to Caroline & Ben’s gorgeous wedding celebrations. A little while before Caroline & Ben’s special day, it had been revealed that Kedleston Hall had also played home to a Hollywood blockbuster, The Legend of Tarzan, as this amazing action packed movie had been filmed there. […]

*NEW Stunning Wedding Venue Alert* Clumber Park

July 1st, 2016|

So it seems we’re here again sharing our very exciting news that involves a stunning and new Nottinghamshire National Trust wedding venue. The Honeysuckle & Castle team are celebrating this morning as we confirm our ever expanding partnership with the National Trust by introducing the gorgeous Clumber Park to our portfolio of wedding venues. […]

{STYLED SHOOT} A Graceful Romance at Derbyshire’s Hardwick Hall – Part 2

June 27th, 2016|

We are delighted to finally reveal Part 2 of the ‘Graceful Romance at Derbyshire’s Hardwick Hall’ styled wedding photo shoot. We had the absolute pleasure of working alongside a very talented team of wedding companies from across the East Midlands who perfectly turned our vision into a reality. […]

{STYLED SHOOT} A Graceful Romance at Derbyshire’s Hardwick Hall – Part 1

June 20th, 2016|

  If on your wedding day you dream of escaping in to a passionate, opulent and dramatic world of your own, then you really must see what you can do at our brand new Derbyshire wedding venue Hardwick Hall! Honeysuckle & Castle was immensely proud to recently be able to showcase this magnificent venue by creating the ultimate launch photo shoot with some of the best professionals in the wedding industry. […]