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With plans for the Open Day at Bawdon Lodge Farm well underway it's time to shine the light on the fabulous suppliers we have lined up for the event.

Bawdon Lodge Farm Supplier Spotlight - Tineke Floral Designs

With plans for the Open Day at Bawdon Lodge Farm well underway it's time to shine the light on the fabulous suppliers we have lined up for the event.

Aug 13 2013



We're pleased to be organising the Bawdon Lodge Farm Wedding Open Day.

Wedding Open Day: Bawdon Lodge Farm

We're pleased to be organising the Bawdon Lodge Farm Wedding Open Day.

Jul 24 2013


Wedding season is well  underway here at Benessamy - with fabulous client weddings in the planning and our first wedding of the season next weekend.

Benessamy Journal: There Really is No 'I' in Team

Wedding season is well underway here at Benessamy - with fabulous client weddings in the planning and our first wedding of the season next weekend.

May 17 2013


Next weekend sees the return of the Wedding Event with a Difference and I'm looking forward to being there..

Wedding Event: WEWAD is Back!

Next weekend sees the return of the Wedding Event with a Difference and I'm looking forward to being there..

Apr 06 2013


With Christmas fast approaching I'm so excited to share today's real wedding with you - lots of Christmas red, a Christmas proposal and a little Scarlett!

Christmas Red and a Little Scarlett! - Nadine and Andrew's Colwick Hall Wedding

With Christmas fast approaching I'm so excited to share today's real wedding with you - lots of Christmas red, a Christmas proposal and a little Scarlett!

Dec 17 2012


Well it certainly was for Al and Claire when their love of music was brought to life at their beautiful Holme Pierrepont Hall wedding.

Al and Claire's Holme Pierrepont Hall Wedding - If Music Be The Food of Love....

Well it certainly was for Al and Claire when their love of music was brought to life at their beautiful Holme Pierrepont Hall wedding.

Dec 07 2012


Win free tickets to Save the Date's Wedding Event with a Difference.

Save the Date for the Wedding Event With a Difference

Win free tickets to Save the Date's Wedding Event with a Difference.

Sep 29 2012


Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hosting the Midlands Mix and Mingle networking event for wedding planners on behalf of the UKAWP..

Stoke Rochford Hall Hosts Wedding Planners Evening

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hosting the Midlands Mix and Mingle networking event for wedding planners on behalf of the UKAWP..

Sep 29 2012


Today on Benessamy Weddings I have a very special guest for all you lovely readers.

Just a human with a camera....

Today on Benessamy Weddings I have a very special guest for all you lovely readers.

Sep 04 2012