| CONNECTION SHOOTS | Advice from Daniel Hughes
As part of their wedding packages, wedding photographers often include a pre-wedding shoot. Many of us feel nervous about the thought of being front & centre and the pressure of wanting to come away from your wedding with perfect pictures can be a worry. Engagement (or connection) shoots are great opportunity to get used to being comfortable in front of the camera and get to know your snapper before the big day. We caught up with photographer, Daniel Hughes, who gives us the lowdown on what to expect and how to make the most of YOUR pre-wedding shoot.
| GETTING TO KNOW | Wonderland Wedding Venues
Wonderland Wedding Venues is a joint venture between the marketing leading British Tipi manufacturers, Kata Tipis, and the award winning Midlands Tipi rental business, PeakTipis. They have combined their expertise in quality Tipi products, outstanding industry knowledge and event management, to offer an unparalleled wedding venue experience for all their brides and grooms.
Kata Tipis manufacture Event Tipis in the UK and supply stunning Tipis to the UK rental, venue and festival markets. Their vision is to create Tipi products with a sustainable ethos at its core, utilising UK craftsmanship and championing British quality.
PeakTipis are one of the UK's leading and multi-award winning Tipi rental businesses, delivering over 500 successful weddings and events throughout the UK since 2011 in the rental market.
Their aim is to bring together their fantastic Tipi products and unrivalled industry knowledge with amazing locations, enabling as many people as possible to experience the magical wonder of Tipis. Together they run three successful Tipi wedding venues across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire with an additional three, brand NEW and exciting venues launching in 2020 across Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Durham.
| GETTING TO KNOW | Alrewas Hayes
Set within 100 acres of private landscaped gardens and open parkland in rural Staffordshire, Alrewas Hayes is a historical country estate where exceptional event experiences happen and a place to escape from the everyday.
Owner Bonnie Williams shares her predictions on what she believes we can expect to see throughout 2020 when it comes to country estate weddings.
| WEDDING DRESS WORRIES | and how to overcome then with Iconic Bride
Let’s talk about wedding dress shopping, it’s one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning but it can also be one of the most daunting, with many brides suffering from those all-too common wedding dress shopping worries. We’re chatting to Angela of Iconic Bride, a super stylish bridal studio in Sherwood Forest, all about any anxieties you may be experiencing when it comes to finding the perfect gown, and how you can overcome them…
| Say ‘I Do’ | in spring or summer at Peak Edge Hotel
Tucked away on the edge of Derbyshire’s beautiful Peak District National Park you’ll find Peak Edge Hotel, an exclusive-use wedding venue so warm and welcoming that you’ll never want to leave. With the addition of its gorgeous new Pagoda, it has everything you and your guests need for an unforgettable wedding experience.
| GETTING TO KNOW | Aswarby Rectory
Have you heard of Aswarby Rectory? If you have then you’ll know it’s possibly one of the most stylish, stripped back and beautiful wedding venues you’ll come across. And if not, you need to go. It’s seriously impressive from the moment you arrive and the lovely husband and wife team behind this gorgeous wedding venue are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Here we chat with one half of that dynamic super team, Donna who tells us their lovely, inspiring story;
| THE INSTAGRAM EDIT | Seating Plans
We know how much you guys love the ‘gram (we’re guilting of spending hours scrolling through) which is why today we’re talking all about the stationers that you need to follow! We’ve also been having a natter with some of these talented ladies to find out how you can show your guests to their seats in true style. From wooden pallets to the prettiest designs, get your fix of #weddinginspo right here…
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