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Not often do you experience that perfect mix of historic grandeur and romantic intimacy, yet that is exactly what I discovered at Sutton Bonington Hall. This beautiful country house tucked away in rural Nottinghamshire offers you a splendid retreat, nestled in beautifully manicured gardens and adorned with pleasing features throughout.

Winter Weddings at Sutton Bonington Hall - Guest Post by Tara Winter, Pudding and Plum Photography

Not often do you experience that perfect mix of historic grandeur and romantic intimacy, yet that is exactly what I discovered at Sutton Bonington Hall. This beautiful country house tucked away in rural Nottinghamshire offers you a splendid retreat, nestled in beautifully manicured gardens and adorned with pleasing features throughout.

Jun 11 2020


Mark and Louise Gamble are the husband and wife team behind Covertec Structures, a high-end marquee company based in the heart of Leicestershire.

Recommended Supplier Spotlight – Covertec Structures

Mark and Louise Gamble are the husband and wife team behind Covertec Structures, a high-end marquee company based in the heart of Leicestershire.

May 11 2020


In my experience, food can make or break an event. Catering for a crowd requires a great deal of skill. As well as a delicious, well-executed menu, you need service staff you can rely on to create a fabulous dining experience for your guests.

Recommended Supplier Spotlight – The Red Olive Catering Co

In my experience, food can make or break an event. Catering for a crowd requires a great deal of skill. As well as a delicious, well-executed menu, you need service staff you can rely on to create a fabulous dining experience for your guests.

Mar 18 2020


After another fabulous year of client weddings and events, we're counting down to Christmas and preparing for our Christmas and New Year break, but first.......

Our Best of 2019

After another fabulous year of client weddings and events, we're counting down to Christmas and preparing for our Christmas and New Year break, but first.......

Dec 18 2019


Thicket Priory is one of the finest wedding venues in North Yorkshire. I recently had the pleasure of being an overnight guest having been invited to attend an industry event for Wedding Planners.

Wedding Venues in Yorkshire - Thicket Priory

Thicket Priory is one of the finest wedding venues in North Yorkshire. I recently had the pleasure of being an overnight guest having been invited to attend an industry event for Wedding Planners.

Dec 18 2019


I really enjoy working with suppliers who go the extra mile for our clients and excel in delivering an impeccable service, time after time.

Elegant Wedding Styling With Impeccable Attention to Detail

I really enjoy working with suppliers who go the extra mile for our clients and excel in delivering an impeccable service, time after time.

Nov 22 2019


Holme Pierrepont Hall is a wedding venue I absolutely ADORE! Situated in a secluded 30acre estate just a few minutes from Trent Bridge in Nottingham, it remains a bit of a hidden gem.

Wedding Venues in Nottinghamshire – Holme Pierrepont Hall

Holme Pierrepont Hall is a wedding venue I absolutely ADORE! Situated in a secluded 30acre estate just a few minutes from Trent Bridge in Nottingham, it remains a bit of a hidden gem.

Oct 19 2019


Where can you find modern stylish designs for your wedding day, bursting with flowers and relaxed foliage? I have just the person to recommend to you!

Luxury Wedding Flowers - Wild, Sassy and Romantic Floral Design

Where can you find modern stylish designs for your wedding day, bursting with flowers and relaxed foliage? I have just the person to recommend to you!

Jul 05 2019


Looking for a luxurious alternative to a traditional wedding cake?

Wedding Cake Alternatives - Luxurious, handcrafted authentic Italian Cakes by Pasticceria Lorena

Looking for a luxurious alternative to a traditional wedding cake?

Apr 26 2019


Today, I’m kicking off a new blog series sharing some of the amazing venues I’m lucky enough to visit, explore, and work with. Prestwold Hall is a stunning Grade I listed stately home in the heart of Leicestershire Wolds.

Wedding Venues in Leicestershire - Prestwold Hall

Today, I’m kicking off a new blog series sharing some of the amazing venues I’m lucky enough to visit, explore, and work with. Prestwold Hall is a stunning Grade I listed stately home in the heart of Leicestershire Wolds.

Feb 27 2019