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 | 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.
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.
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…
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:
So we have the ring, the venue, the dress but what was next on the list? FOOD!
The women may talk about the dress and the men about just how funny the best man’s speech really was, but the food is the one thing that is ALWAYS discussed at length by all who attend. So many people have offered advice over the past couple of years and most of them have said the one thing they would do different and not cut corners on was the food. Dean and I are big foodies and love a good hearty meal.
So the ring was on my finger and the venue booked but I still had two years to wait for the big day. It wasn’t too early to find my dream dress, was it?!
Blogging Bride: Annie & Dean
Did you enjoy January’s instalment from our Calke Abbey bride, Annie? We wanted to give our readers an insight into what planning a wedding at a Honeysuckle & Castle venue is really like… from the bride’s point of view!
We wanted to kick the year off by letting some of our 2018 brides take over the blog! Every few weeks, you’ll be updated with their wedding planning journey and how they’re getting on with the entire planning process, from the proposal story to the big day itself!