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

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. […]

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

September 13th, 2018|

Sophie & Tom | Calke Abbey | The Gribbons Photography We’re so excited to be sharing the photos from Sophie & Tom’s gorgeous Calke Abbey wedding today. Their day was photographed by the lovely Kim and Chantelle of The Gribbons photography – they have really captured the beauty of the venue and the celebrations that were had within… […]

Blogging Bride: Bridesmaids | Annie & Dean | UK Wedding Blog

September 7th, 2018|

The last time we caught up with our Calke Abbey blogging bride, Annie, she talked us through her menu choices for her big day – and getting caught amidst the Beast from the East on the way to their menu tasting! Today, Annie shares the story about choosing her bridesmaids as her big day gets closer and closer! Here’s what she has to say: […]

Styled Shoot at Stancliffe Hall | UK Wedding Blog

August 31st, 2018|

Last year, we were honoured for Stancliffe Hall and its stunning gardens to be the beautiful backdrop behind a styled photoshoot with The Sugared Rose. Working with a hugely talented team of individuals, Matt from Field Photographic was able to capture some incredible images that were used in the June 2018 issue of Wedding Ideas magazine. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some of those images with those of you who manage to see the feature in the magazine, because, well, they’re just to beautiful not to be shared! […]

Real Wedding | Charlotte & Bradley | Calke Abbey | UK Wedding Blog

August 21st, 2018|

Charlotte & Bradley | Calke Abbey wedding | Ben Pollard Photography Today, we’re so happy to be sharing these photographs from the lovely Charlotte & Brad’s wedding. We’re sure you’ll soon see from the photographs; the day was filled with pure joy and happiness. Not only from Charlotte & Brad, but their family and friends were smiling from ear to ear throughout the entire day. […]

Real Wedding | Lindsey & Chris | Calke Abbey | UK Wedding Blog

August 12th, 2018|

Lindsey & Chris – Calke Abbey wedding – Ed Brown Photography We’re so pleased to be sharing these gorgeous images from Lindsey & Chris’ wedding, photographed by Ed Brown photography back on the first day in June. Lindsey & Chris truly were were a dream couple from start to finish – they had smiles on their faces throughout the whole day, and Lindsey was giddy with happiness. Lindsey prepared for their big day in the cottages on-site, before being whisked along to the Riding School in a gorgeous vintage car. […]

Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

July 29th, 2018|

Choosing your wedding photographer can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your wedding day. Your photos are the memory you’ll have of this day to look back on for the rest of your lives, so it’s important you make the right decisions when choosing who you’d like to take them. There are many amazing photographers out there, and choosing between them all can be a difficult task, so we asked Andrew of A Big Neon Glitter Photography to share his top tips on how you can narrow down that search… […]