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

‘THE SHOOT HAS BEAUTIFULLY CAPTURED OUR KEY INSPIRATION POINTS AND THE DIFFERENT STYLE’S AND TREND’S FORM OUR FAVOURITE KEY LOOKS FOR 2016.’

 

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A unique Derbyshire wedding venue - barn wedding

The shoot took place at the our countryside wedding venue, the Riding School at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. The Riding School at Calke Abbey is the most amazing ‘blank canvas’ of wedding venues. Its location, size, shape and furnishings perfectly allow every couple to add their own style and personality to the venue as boldly or discretely as they like.  Because we offer so much decorative freedom, we are regularly asked by our couples “How would you style and decorate the venue? What would you do?”   So, staying true to the ethos of Calke Abbey and all that we hold here,  we wanted to ‘restyle’ the Riding School in a way that would both inspire our clients and demonstrate its dynamic versatility. We think that the shoot has beautifully captured our key inspiration points and the different style’s and trend’s form our favourite key looks for 2016.

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The house, its fascinating history and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside were our key inspiration points. We wanted to bring these together so that we could connect the Riding School with the rest of the surrounding estate, whilst demonstrating its rustic opulence and glamour.  It was our intention to do this in a natural, almost wild and undressed manner that would complement and coordinate with the colours/tones/themes of the interior of the house and the wild beauty of its parkland.

Over the past 3 years, every wedding at The Riding School has been unique and individual. True to our philosophy that ‘no couple are the same, so their weddings shouldn’t be either’, this was our chance to decorate our gorgeous venue in a way that we had never seen it done before too. We certainly feel that we more than achieved that. We also think that we have successfully shown our clients how our talented team of wedding experts can create bold and unique statement looks that are both stylish and affordable for the modern couple.

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Stylist/Planners – Honeysuckle & Castle

Venue – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey

Photography – www.humpstonandbull.co.uk

Florist – www.wildthyme.co.uk

Dresses – www.elizabethmalcolm.co.uk

Hair – www.sarahmccarthyweddinghair.co.uk

Make-up – www.madeuptoday.co.uk

Stationery – www.pollyandme.co.uk

Chair Sashes & Linen – www.weddingeventdesignstudio.co.uk

Table glassware & decorations – www.pumpkinevents.co.uk

Cake – www.yummylittlecakes.co.uk

Props – www.poshprops.co.uk

Drapes – www.fabrictheatre.co.uk

Chairs – www.peaktipis.co.uk

Model – Annie Andrews