Lucy & John | Samantha Whiting Photography

Lucy and John were married in St Giles Church, which is located on the Calke Abbey estate, just a short distance from the house. An overcast day didn’t dampen any spirits in this wedding party – the gorgeous Bride and dashing Groom were all-smiles throughout the day.

Photos were captured by Samantha Whiting.

Lucy was dressed in a gorgeous gown with a sweetheart neckline and lace detailing up to the neck and on the capped sleeves. She wore a veil, and hair in loose curls. John was dressed in a lovely navy suit, along with his groomsmen who wore a soft baby pink for their tie and pocket square.

After the Church ceremony, the wedding party made their way towards the Riding School, whilst Lucy, John and family members had photographs taken in the house. Steeped in history, the house interior makes for a gorgeous backdrop for photographs…

The Riding School carried baby pink and ivory tones, oozing elegance and romance. The tables were decorated with roses in birdcages, with pink satin ribbons tied on the chairs. These colours work so well in the Riding School as it brings out those terracotta colours in the brickwork.

The birdcage appeared again in the form of a cake – a gorgeous four tier number using the same pink and ivory as was throughout the venue…

After the wedding breakfast and the speeches, the wedding party made their way to the dance floor. They also got to have some fun in the Photo Booth – complete with props!

Testimonial from Lucy:

“I just wanted to say on behalf of John and I, thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding.
The whole day was absolutely perfect and we can’t thank you enough! We have just had all the pictures and videos back and they are stunning we are so pleased with everything and all the suppliers we used. We had so many compliments from our guests about the way the venue looked and you made our day even more memorable.”

Congratulations to the lovely Lucy and John – we wish you all the best for your future together.

If you’d like to enquire about a Calke Abbey wedding, please do get in touch with a member of the Honeysuckle & Castle team:

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