Wedding Inspiration Blog2018-05-31T11:52:53+00:00

Bryan & Kirstie | Clumber Park Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

May 21st, 2019|

Bryan & Kirstie – Clumber Park Wedding – Joshua Thursby Photography We’re so delighted to be sharing Bryan & Kirstie’s gorgeous wedding at The Glasshouse, Clumber Park on the blog today. Nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest, we always love the natural beauty of this National Trust site. The Glasshouse itself offers panoramic views over the walled gardens, featuring lots of incredible greenery and exotic plants lovingly cared for by the National Trust gardening team. It’s an idyllic location for your nuptials, even if we do say so ourselves! […]

Natalie & Adam | Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

April 11th, 2019|

Natalie & Adam | Camera Hannah Photography We can vividly remember the moment we were tagged in this gorgeous photo (above) of Natalie & Adam on their wedding day. Gasps all around the office, and the need to see more from this wonderful day. Photographer Camera Hannah really captured all of the little quirks around the Calke Abbey estate, and especially  their gorgeous bulldog, who made an appearance in the photographs – we always love a dog as a special guest! Scroll to see more from this beautiful wedding… […]

The Ultimate Guide for Choosing Your Bridal Shoes

April 3rd, 2019|

If you’re a self-confessed shoe addict, then chances are, you already know exactly what you want from your wedding shoes. But there is a lot of choice out there, and whether you’re opting for ‘something blue’ like Carrie Bradshaw’s infamous Manolo Blahnik’s, or you’re trying to find a beautiful style on a budget, then you might need a little bit of help in trying to decide what works best for you. Here are some of our favourite tips to consider when choosing your bridal shoes… […]

5 Ideas for Choosing Your Wedding Favours

April 1st, 2019|

Wedding favours are a great way to say ‘thank you’ to your guests for being part of your special day, and there are so many options on what to give, whether it’s a personalised keepsake, or an edible treat. Whatever you decide as your wedding favours, you’ll want your guests to appreciate your efforts, and it can be hard to find a gift that won’t get left behind at the end of the night, but also that doesn’t break the bank. So we’ve compiled a list of some of our absolute favourite wedding favour ideas… […]

Caroline & James | Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

March 14th, 2019|

Caroline & James | Lee Garland Photography Today we’re delighted to be sharing the wedding of Caroline & James. This bohemian affair brought it lots of gorgeous aspects of nature into the Riding School, from whimsical, ethereal tones to lashings of greenery and the most beautiful blooms. Thanks to photographer Lee Garland, there were just so many wonderful images to choose from for this blog post, so you might want to grab a cup of tea because this is going to be a long one… […]

Decisions We Have Made | Blogging Bride Amanda

March 5th, 2019|

From thinking about all of the wedding fayre information, advice and ideas, we put it all together in my Wedding Planner book that my Maid of Honour bought me, and we drank a bottle of Champagne one night. I think we must have chatted for about 5 hours solid about all things Amanda-&-Tom-get-hitched. […]

Dean & Annie | Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

February 28th, 2019|

Dean & Annie | Hanson Leatherby Photography We are so delighted to finally be sharing the gorgeous wedding of Dean & Annie. If you followed last years’ Blogging Bride posts, you’ll recognise this lovely couple. Annie blogged her wedding planning journey for us throughout 2018, so it was amazing to see all of those plans come together for their big day. […]

Choosing Your First Dance Song | UK Wedding Blog

February 26th, 2019|

Humpston & Bull Photography The concept of a ‘First Dance’ has been a tradition in European and American weddings for quite some time. For some, it’s an easy choice: if you’re a couple that have ‘a song’ then your decision will have been made almost instantly. But for others, it’s not that easy. Perhaps you don’t have the same taste in music, or you had your first smooch to a novelty song that just isn’t quite ‘first dance’ material… Here are some top tips to help you narrow down the search. […]

Visiting Wedding Fayre’s | Blogging Bride Amanda

February 19th, 2019|

Read our Blogging Bride Amanda’s latest instalment in her wedding planning blogs… I am a huge fan of wedding fayre, shows, events. My fiancé on the other hand, is not. We went to one at Calke Abbey where different suppliers showcase their ideas. This was the first time we had looked inside The Riding School, apart from a lot of stalking on their Instagram. We walked in to the space, saw the high ceiling, spoke to someone from Honeysuckle & Castle and thought THIS IS IT. Booked it. […]

Chloe & Matt | Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

February 6th, 2019|

Chloe & Matt | Calke Abbey wedding | Humpston & Bull Photography Today we’re delighted to be sharing the wedding of Chloe & Matt, who were married at Calke Abbey’s Riding School in Summer 2018. They had a clear vision from the get go that they wanted to transform the Riding School into a neutral, minimalistic wedding haven. And with the help of stylist Birds in the Attic, they were able to do so! The combination of perspex touches, lashings of greenery, and even sourcing some gorgeous furniture for the lounge area created this relaxed vibe throughout the whole day. […]

5 Tips for Coping With Wedding Planning Stress | UK Wedding Blog

January 31st, 2019|

Planning a wedding is exciting; it’s a happy time for you as a couple, and the start of your next chapter together. But… it can be a little bit stressful too, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with colour schemes and decor and seating plans. We’ve had 10 years in the wedding industry now, so today we’re sharing our top 5 tips to overcome the wedding planning stress… […]

Megan & Kurt | Calke Abbey Weddings | UK Wedding Blog

January 21st, 2019|

Megan & Kurt | Matt Horan Photography Megan & Kurt’s Calke Abbey wedding contains three of the most important ingredients for an amazing day: glitter, epic leather jackets and a Golden Retriever. When these photos landed in our inbox just before Christmas, we couldn’t wait to share them with you all. Megan & Kurt’s wedding was full of style, modern romance and… did we mention…GLITTER?! This was a thoroughly fun day from start to finish – you can see this by the looks on the guests faces; it was just a really relaxed celebration of love between two people. […]

Beccy & Neil | Calke Abbey Weddings | UK Wedding Blog

January 10th, 2019|

Beccy & Neil | Angelic Photo We’re so delighted to be sharing the wedding of Beccy & Neil on the blog today. Captured by Angelic Photo, we’re sure you’ll agree that these images really tell the story of their special day. Beccy wore a show-stopping gown – not your stereotypical ivory and lace number – but mauve with a black lace overlay, and gorgeous v-back detail, made by Bridediva. Neil also turned heads with his alternative hair’do and flamboyant tie – they were the perfect, fun-loving couple that really brought something different to The Riding School. […]

Meet our 2019 Blogging Bride, Amanda! | UK Wedding Blog

January 8th, 2019|

If you’ve been following the Honeysuckle & Castle blog for some time now, you’ll know that we have our resident Blogging Brides who share their wedding planning journey in a series of blog posts. 2018’s Blogging Bride Annie has recently tied the knot! And so it was time to find a new lovely face to share her story. Amanda & Tom get married at Calke Abbey this Summer, so here’s Amanda letting you in on the first part of their wedding planning journey… […]

Lee & Adele | Calke Abbey weddings | UK Wedding Blog

January 3rd, 2019|

Lee & Adele – Humpston & Bull Photography Lee & Adele’s wedding is one that was very close to our heart. The groom, Lee, is one half of photography duo Humpston & Bull, and we’ve had the pleasure of working alongside them in lots of weddings and photoshoots, so we couldn’t wait to see what their wedding photos looked like! […]

2018 Roundup | UK Wedding Blog

December 30th, 2018|

Humpston & Bull Photography 2018 roundup | Honeysuckle & Castle It only seems like yesterday since we wrote our 2017 roundup post, where we celebrated our new venue Stancliffe Hall as well as the new arrival of Helen’s baby Florence! Well 2018 definitely hasn’t disappointed either, we’ve had some fantastic real weddings, worked with some incredible suppliers, and had another new baby arrival in the office too. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights… […]

Katie & Stephen | Calke Abbey Weddings | UK Wedding Blog

December 23rd, 2018|

Katie & Stephen | Matt Brown Photography We always love when photos from Matt Brown come through to our inbox, and Katie & Stephen’s photos were certainly no exception. Matt has captured a few weddings at Calke Abbey but always brings a completely different set of photos each time. Here, he has really captured the relaxed atmosphere of Katie & Stephen’s wedding day, which was filled with smiles, laughter, and their gorgeous family too. […]

Laura & Lee | Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

December 19th, 2018|

Laura & Lee | Humpston & Bull Photography We are so thrilled to be sharing Laura & Lee’s wedding on the blog today. This gorgeous couple were an absolute dream to work with from start to finish and it was amazing to see their vision come to life through their choice of fabulous suppliers. Team work definitely does make the dream work! […]

Emily & Matt | Calke Abbey wedding | UK Wedding Blog

December 14th, 2018|

Emily & Matt | Peter Hugo Photography We are so excited to be sharing Emily & Matt’s wedding on the blog today – not only because of THAT stunning Temperley London dress, but because it was such an honest, unique celebration of them as a couple, with lots of personal touches thrown in along the way. […]

Anna & Chris | Calke Abbey Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

November 22nd, 2018|

Anna & Chris | Thomas Thomas Photography We’re delighted to be sharing the gorgeous images from Anna & Chris’ bright and colourful wedding on the blog today, which was captured by Thomas Thomas Photography. With a fairground theme, the Riding School was complete with multicoloured ribbons, popcorn and candy floss. […]

Natasha & Tom | Real Wedding | Calke Abbey | UK Wedding Blog

November 1st, 2018|

Natasha & Tom | Matt Brown Photography These stunning Summer photos are just what we needed on this cold, November morning! Natasha & Tom’s wedding photos landed in our inbox a few weeks ago, and we have been saving them up to give you that last little bit of Summer sun – so whether you’re reading this on your phone tucked up in bed, or you’re browsing whilst you’re at work and looking out of the window at the almost-winter weather, we hope these photos let you live a little bit of Summer… […]

Lindsey & Tom | Stancliffe Hall Wedding | UK Wedding Blog

September 27th, 2018|

Lindsey & Tom | Stancliffe Hall wedding | Leigh Mcara Photography We’re delighted to be sharing the photographs from Lindsey & Tom’s Stancliffe Hall wedding on the blog today. Leigh Mcara captured the day – Leigh has spent a lot of time at Stancliffe Hall as he’s photographed styled shoots for us, as well as open days too, so he knows all of the hidden spaces to capture wonderful images. Take a look at this gorgeous day… […]

The Must-Have Photos for your Wedding Day with Foyetography

September 21st, 2018|

All of your married friends will say the same thing: your wedding day will come and go in the blink of an eye, and those all-important photographs are the perfect keepsake for looking back on the memories. Whoever you decide to choose for your photographer will most likely have an idea of what they’d like to shoot on the day, but it doesn’t hurt to give them a little guideline too, particularly if you have specific shots in mind to include certain family members, or capture certain moments. […]