Q&A with Honeysuckle and Castle
We at Save the Date Magazine have enjoyed working with sisters Helen and Sally at Honeysuckle and Castle since we began and have watched their lovely business flourish. Here, we catch up with the girls:
So girls, what’s new?
Goodness, where do we begin?! 2012 and 2013 have been two amazing but crazy years for us. One of us had a baby!! The beautiful Louie joined the Honeysuckle & Castle family in early May (2012). That same week we were incredibly lucky to announce our partnership with the National Trust and introduce the gorgeous Calke Abbey into the world of weddings. And then finally, in the fast few weeks, we have updated, refurbished and expanded our showroom.
Tell our readers a little bit about what to expect from the refurbishment and expansion of the H&C showroom….
We moved into our current premises over two years ago now however it has only been recently that we have expanded our showroom over two floors. With a wider range of venue decorations, floral displays and wedding stationery etc etc, the ‘ground floor’ is used as our showroom. We have a quiet consultation area all within touching distance of a full table mock up. This is a lovely touch to our showroom as it allows our clients to see, touch and even smell their décor before the big day.
We both have such a passion of all things weddings, this expansion has allowed us to create this Aladdin’s cave of wedding décor and unique styling with that extra touch of gorgeousness!
From a venue styling perspective, what new, exciting, and popular trends do you think are in for 2013/14?
We feel that 2013/14 is all about ‘complement and coordinate’…a beautiful wedding need not
match! Vintage is still very much in and will continue to do so for a few more years yet as there are so many different elements to it. We have noticed that this year’s vintage is ‘simple rustic’. Theming is being stripped back and with more of a soft and minimalistic approach that oozes with ultra-feminine. This year we have found that the majority of our weddings have differed away from the tight, architectural floral arrangements and are choosing the ‘home grown garden’ look that have a good mixture of colours and textures.
What particular styles/trends do you personally like at the moment?
Trends are forever changing and there’s lots to consider when a couple pick theirs e.g the interior décor of chosen venue, the dress etc however I (Helen) personally love the ‘eat me shades’ with a very natural and romantic look and collection of pastels colours. On the other hand I (Sally) love a more vibrant colour palette with a real fresh and vivacious feel.
We love how every wedding, which we are involved in, are so different from one another. Every couple have their own image of how they want their wedding to look, it keeps us on our toes (smileyfaces)
What can couples expect from you on their wedding day?
In the run up to their wedding day, couples can expect us to save them time, energy, effort and money as well as offering personalised, creative, and unique ideas. We can offer help and advice on any pre-nuptial problems and ensure perfect theming. On the big day its self, nothing is left to chance. Their day will be stress free and love filled.