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

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. […]

{STYLED SHOOT} Rustic Barn Meets English Country Glamour Wedding Inspiration

April 7th, 2016|

The wait is over, we can now reveal the stunning styled shoot we created with a fantastic collaboration of wedding experts from across the East Midlands at our award winning countryside wedding venue, Calke Abbey. “This shoot is full to the brim with the most gorgeous rustic and glamorous details, mixed with a classic English country theme. The cake table especially is outstanding as is the overall decoration. I know a lot of you lovely brides to be are just going to LOVE this shoot.” BOHO WEDDINGS […]

New to our Portfolio ~ Hardwick Hall, a Magnificent Derbyshire National Trust Wedding Venue

March 15th, 2016|

We’re starting off this fine Tuesday morning by sharing some very, very exciting news (we also need to put a stop to these excitable jigs that  keep happening in our office). So can we have a drum roll please………. Honeysuckle & Castle are extremely proud to announce that we are now the wedding coordinators for Hardwick Hall and are adding this magnificent National Trust wedding venue to our portfolio too! […]

{REAL WEDDING} A Luxurious Wedding at Kedleston Hall with Mr & Mrs Stanway

February 21st, 2016|

 This luxurious wedding is bursting at the seams with glamour, sparkle and…champagne!!! We take a look back at Natalie & Daniel’s STUNNING wedding here at Kedleston Hall. Opulence is key to a glamorous and bold wedding and you certainly get that here at Derbyshire’s most luxurious wedding venue, Kedleston Hall. […]

{REAL WEDDING} Love, Laughter & Cricket ~ A Quaint Countryside Wedding

February 13th, 2016|

“Quaint, elegant, romantic, graceful and pretty with heaps of FUN….and cracking dance moves!” is just one of the many ways we could describe the beautiful wedding of Victoria & Tom. […]

A festival inspired Wedding Fayre ~ the Pop Up Wedding Village

February 3rd, 2016|

With so many brilliant, unique and creative exhibitors all coming together this April {24th} for the fabulously unique Pop Up Wedding Village wedding event, we can’t contain our excitement at Honeysuckle & Castle and Save the Date Magazine HQ. This event is a must if you are searching for something special and stylish! Calke Abbey is Derbyshire’s most unique wedding venues and a fabulous blank canvas making each wedding unrivalled, therefore we pride our selves on creating unique wedding fayre’s & events, like the Pop Up wedding Village, in which is offering and providing something different, individual and memorable. […]

{WEDDING ADVICE} He Stole Your Heart…You Stole His Name! Name Changing & Where to Begin

January 26th, 2016|

Congratulations! After endless plotting and planning leading up to the day, you finally put a ring on it…and breathe! After you have begun your way back down to earth from cloud nine, it’s time to make sure the legal bits and bobs are covered, it sounds serious doesn’t it! But never fear, we have put together a guide to make the important marital changes simple! […]

{REAL WEDDING} A Tasteful Tudor Themed Wedding Creating History

January 18th, 2016|

On a bright Saturday in October a first was on the cards for us at Honeysuckle & Castle. For the first time, we experience a Tudor themed wedding with a BANG! Our authentic Lincolnshire wedding venue, Gainsborough Old Hall could have not been more fitting for the day, this Tudor built venue was perfect for the super interesting and exciting themed wedding of Jamie-lee & Tom. […]

{REAL WEDDING} A Festival Inspired Wedding at Calke Abbey

December 23rd, 2015|

Traditionally it’s that time of year when we look back and swoon over the gorgeous weddings we’ve had the pleasure of hosting at Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey & Gainsborough Old Hall in 2015. However, whilst trying to hold true to that tradition, as I looked back, I was utterly distracted by the amazing ‘wedfest’ wedding photographs belonging to the lovely Cat & Simon from the year before. How have we not shared these with you before now? […]

The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards – Wedding Venue of the Year (Countryside) 2016

December 9th, 2015|

This year we can honestly say we’ve worked with some truly wonderful clients to help transform their dreams and plans into a reality. It’s a privilege to be a part of such a memorable day for our couples and their friends and family. We are also incredibly proud of our three beautiful venues which have seen some absolutely amazing big days throughout this year. […]

Exciting News!!! We’re inviting you to our Wedding Day Planning Course designed for Brides-To-Be

September 22nd, 2015|

Honeysuckle & Castle Are extremely proud to be hosting a unique, fun and educational wedding planning course for all brides-to-be at the wonderful Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire. The Wedding Day Planning Course is a day full of professional and expert guidance, tuition and knowledge. Crammed with vital planning information and creative skills to empower brides…and grooms, to plan their dream wedding seamlessly. The course is complete in its approach, relaxed in its delivery and most importantly, our experienced planners are on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the day. […]

{REAL WEDDING} A Blank Canvas Wedding Venue in Derbyshire Hosts an English Garden Themed Wedding

July 31st, 2015|

On a glorious day back in July we had the absolute pleasure hosting the wedding of Stephanie & Ryan here at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire. Woweeee what a wedding! […]

{REAL WEDDING} A Dreamy Wedding in the Derbyshire Countryside

July 28th, 2015|

 Helen & the team…  We just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful day yesterday, it was perfect…Everything was so well organised and we were so happy all day…..I couldn’t stop smiling!!!  I am still up on cloud 9 at the moment and living on adrenaline! The venue is so spectacular….I would love to do it all again but maybe that’s not such a good plan!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work and dedication to make sure we got the day we wanted . Lots of love, Jane and Lee xxx […]

{REAL WEDDING} Hannah & Andy ~ A DIY Calke Abbey Wedding Jam-Packed with Personal Touches

March 27th, 2015|

“If you don’t know much about the Riding School at Calke Abbey, all you need to know is this… it’s awesome! If wedding venues with pristine white walls (boring!), paisley pattern green carpets (Yuk!!), or conference center room wall dividers (yawn!) are your thing, you’ll hate this place. However if you’re cool, you’ll love it here :)” HBA Photography […]