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.
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…
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.
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…
Last week, we hosted our June Open Evening at Stancliffe Hall, which marks our third event at the gorgeous home so far this year. It was the perfect June afternoon: the sun was shining and the doors of the Hall had been left open for guests to wander around the property and see it dressed and styled as if for a real wedding.
We take a closer look at The Luxurious Wedding Show at Hardwick Hall…
Last weekend, it was Hardwick Hall’s turn to host our Luxurious Wedding Show, and it definitely did not disappoint. Even the slight drizzle of October rain didn’t put guests off as they gathered to catch a glimpse of some serious wedding inspiration.
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.
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!
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’!