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Issue 47: When Time Stood Still


A Winners Story!

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When we at Save the Date magazine run a competition, we do it in style. And use the absolute best suppliers in the industry. So, here we have Lucy Halstead who was the lucky winner of the most amazing Save the Date competition…

“When I received the email telling me I had won a competition with prizes towards our wedding day I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I’ve never won anything in my life so you can imagine how delighted I was!

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It was a relief to know that the suppliers of the prizes were all people I had met at the Wedding Event with a Difference and had on my wish list to consider for our special day on May 4th 2013. It was the most amazing feeling, our day would be magical.

By winning the Save the Date competition, it really helped with my planning – I couldn’t wait to share the good news with my husband to be- Matt. My next step was to contact Save the Date, who confirmed I was the winner. I squealed with excitement but still couldn’t take it all in!

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Included in the competition, I could have a beautiful 3 tier cake to the design of my choice from Natalie at Yummy Little Cakes which was beautifully displayed on a high table throughout the wedding breakfast. Natalie came up with some designs and colours; we chose a simple design with scalloped icing that looked like lace with a simple pink peony.


Having professional help and ideas with my table plan and name cards from the amazing stylist, Michele Gledhill, lead to me ordering all my wedding stationary (invitations for day and evening reception) and bunting for my vintage sweetie table which saved me time sourcing alternative suppliers. We chose a trunk for the table plan with lace strung across with the table names hanging, very pretty, simple ivory luggage tag style trimmed with lace. All table name cards and table names were of the same style (tag, lace, ivory.) The name cards looked very pretty tied with ribbon to a little white bird cage with tea light candles for the ladies and for the gents a miniature whiskey. We also had a large tag of the same style to hang from a large birdcage and used this for guests to post cards. Michele visited several times to discuss designs and her service was absolutely fabulous.


The competition meant we could have live back ground music for when guests arrived and throughout the ceremony, drinks and canapés whilst photos were being taken. Our many guests commented on how entertaining Ben was and enjoyed his choice of music.

Our day wouldn’t have been the same without Ben!


I had already chosen to use the Greenery to supply flowers for our wedding day so when I won the competition prize of bridal bouquet, groom button hole and bridesmaid flowers I was over the moon! The Greenery played a big part in our day, and when I finally saw my flowers it was overwhelming – they were so colourful. My bouquet and arrangements were to look as though they had been freshly picked from the garden. The colours really lifted everything with the colour theme all being so neutral.


Baroque Couture provided me with a thousand pound prize towards the wedding dress of my dreams. The whole dress experience was amazing. Elaina did a sketch of my dress, I knew immediately this was the design for me.

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During the months that followed the dress was made to measure, very fitted with lace and pearls, scalloped hem and neck line with a low back with the finishing touch to the top of the zip of an Art Deco style crystal brooch. Every visit to Elaina at Baroque Couture was an experience I will always remember, nothing was too much trouble.

Elaina had done the most fabulous job in making my dress and the time and effort she took in putting it together and making it so perfect for me, I felt like a princess.”


From us at Save the Date Magazine, a HUGE thank you to the incredible suppliers who so kindly contributed towards this amazing competition and helping to make Lucy’s wedding day everything she ever dreamed of. What a dream team.

Suppliers involved in the day;

Venue – Blackbrook House 
Cake – Yummy Little Cakes
Stationery – Michele Gledhill
Bridal – Baroque Couture
Florist – The Greenery
Entertainment – Just Ben
Photographer – Simon Bunny
Hair and Beauty – Sassy Hair, Duffield, Derby
Saxophonist – Paul Martyn

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