The Italian Job

Welcome to a photo shoot which literally oozes style and class. Karen at Darby and Joan, along with her dream team, came together and created this amazing masterpiece. We hand you over to Karen to reveal more … “This was the biggest shoot I have organized, a real labour of love. 60 hours in the… Read the full article

McArtneys Catering ~ Creating a legacy of family recipes

Rosie & Nancy, sisters and joint owners of McArtneys provide an impeccable catering service which has evolved over years and years of family meal times and a passion for food and cooking. Their wedding food is simply sublime and offers something for everyone. Here, Rosie tells us the story behind the business:   “McArtney’s is… Read the full article

Making Nottingham our catwalk

On a breezy, blue sky day in March, a team of us headed into the heart of Nottingham to capture three beautiful model brides pacing the streets and turning plenty of heads! Being based in Nottingham, we at Save the Date magazine have a real connection with this vibrant, cosmopolitan city and love to see… Read the full article

Peak Tipis Open Weekend – What an event!

  Last weekend was the Peak Tipis Open Weekend with over 100 guests descending upon the immaculately presented, stylish tipis for a fresh, outdoor experience under the skies. With a range of suppliers involved from Black Peppermint Food who supplied a taster of white chocolate mousse for each guest, to the most talked about bus… Read the full article

What happens when it rains?

Here, our regular contributor Rachael Connerton talks about how you can make your wedding day just perfect, whatever the weather! Over to you Rachael… “The dress hangs beautifully on the wardrobe, the stunning flowers and treats for your guests are all ready to adorn the tables, but there is just one thing that you might… Read the full article

I Thee Wed – Sara and William

Sara and William had a Narnia-themed, autumn wedding at Hodsock Priory. It’s full of beautiful, vintage details and oozes glamour at every fun-filled moment. Huge thanks to Toast of Leeds Photography for sharing their images with us and the lovely bride Sara for talking us through all the planning… Where did you get married and… Read the full article

Pop Up Wedding Village – Get your tickets!

The first ever Pop Up Wedding Village is coming…. and it’s set to be an amazing day.     Held at the stunning Calke Abbey within the beautiful grounds, you can expect a day of al fresco, festival style fun with handpicked exhibitors all housed beneath gorgeous tipis and marquees with great food and a… Read the full article

Mis-match Furniture!

I don’t know about you but my house is filled with vintage and reclaimed furniture.  Some of which needed a helping hand to bring the once loved piece of furniture back to life – that’s when I embarked on an Annie Sloan marathon!  I now have lots of lovely pieces of mis-matched painted furniture which… Read the full article

Beeston Fields Wedding Fair – This Sunday!

Wedding Fair Sunday 30th March, 11am – 3pm   For a wedding venue with a difference and a setting to remember, look no further than Beeston Fields on the outskirts of Nottingham. Nestled amidst 135 acres of parkland, the family owned estate is one of the wedding industry’s best kept secrets.   For a wonderfully… Read the full article

Industrial Chic!

Well hello there, what a pleasure to be gracing the fabulous Save The Date pages. My name is Mirlah and I’m popping over from Darby & Joan today to share some inspiration for putting together the perfect industrial styled wedding. (one of our favourite looks) It’s something a little different to the wonderful shabby chic… Read the full article

Getting to Know: The Wedding Room

Having opened its doors in February 2012, The Wedding Room offers an Aladdin’s cave of exciting discoveries for the most discerning bride. With a beautiful selection of designer wedding dresses including Charlotte Balbier, Madeline Isaac James and Loulou Bridal, the range and variety of gowns means that you will be completely spoilt for choice. Mary… Read the full article

Introducing Weddings at Hoar Cross Hall

Discover a magnificent Grade II-listed stately home and escape amongst sweetly scented rose gardens, glistening lakes and whimsical woodland. Hoar Cross Hall really does have it all when it comes to creating your dream wedding.     With elegant dining rooms, elaborate interiors and an elegant style, this venue provides the ultimate in WOW factor…. Read the full article

This Sunday!

This Sunday 16th February, there are 2 fabulous wedding events for us to tell you all about. Doddington Hall Wedding Fair Firstly, we are hosting the wedding fair at the stunning Doddington Hall from 10.30am – 3.30pm.   Doddington Hall is renowned for being one of the most perfect wedding venues in Lincolnshire.  With the beautiful Elizabethan… Read the full article

Will you get the golden ticket?

We are SO excited to be working with the lovely ladies over at McArtney’s Catering. Not only is their food simply amazing, their service is second to none and now they have a gorgeous bistro to entertain their guests over in Ruddington, Nottingham. They have been telling us all about their upcoming event on Saturday… Read the full article

The Wedding of my Dreams – A new start!

One of the UK’s leading wedding boutiques and regular contributor to Save The Date Magazine, The Wedding of my Dreams, has just re-launched their online shop! Packed full of beautiful wedding decorations and details to style your weddings with including exclusive table plans, vases and vessels for centrepieces, name card holders, tea lights and lanterns,… Read the full article

A Quintessential English Rose Wedding

This wedding will leave you completely speechless and completely inspired. The beautiful bride Sarah talks us through her pretty as a picture, English country fete wedding day: “We got married in the pretty parish church of St George’s in Barton-in-Fabis, the village where I grew up, just south of Nottingham. We held the reception in… Read the full article

Happy Pinning!

Our guest blogger, or should we say, award winning guest blogger, Karen from Darby & Joan (proud winners of the National Venue Stylist Award for 2014) is back with a beginners guide on Pinterest.  A powerful source of social media and used so much in the wedding industry, here’s Karen to share some helpful tips on how to… Read the full article

I thee Wed – Matt & Rach

We are super giddy about publishing today’s wedding. Not only is it at one of our favourite venues, The Carriage Hall but it literally oozes style and glamour. A perfect peach colour scheme, endless amount of creativity and a simply stunning couple – what more could you ask for. We hope this beautiful big day… Read the full article

Hello Dolly!

We love working with people like Karen at Darby and Joan. A perfectionist and someone who truly understands effortless style, Karen’s business has grown from strength to strength since we met her over three years ago and now she is the proud winner of the East Midland’s wedding industry award – Best Venue Stylist. Very… Read the full article

You light up my life!

Today, we introduce our guest blogger – the lovely Karen from Darby and Joan. The queen of wedding styling, Karen is our ‘go to’ girl when it comes to creating that WOW factor at a wedding and here she is today with her first blog installment …. over to you Karen:   Lighting – All… Read the full article

Supplier Spotlight – Introducing Whyte Weddings…

Whyte Weddings and Events pride themselves on attention to detail and no one does it better than them! If you’re not sure about who to go with for your wedding stationery or chair covers then why not find out a little more about the wonderful world of Whyte Weddings… Who are you and what do you… Read the full article

Introducing the Lakeside Marquee at Belvoir Castle

We are very proud to work with a selection of the finest wedding venues in the East Midlands. When we say ‘finest’ we mean serious WOW factor, the kind of venues which just make you go weak at the knees. And Belvoir Castle is most definitely one of them. With a fantastic team behind the… Read the full article

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… Read the full article

Lets take it outdoors!

Love a good festival? Enjoy the fresh outdoors and really fancy saying ‘I do’ in a unique and original way? Then look no further than Tinkers Bells; beautifully furnished bell tents for unique weddings and accommodation. Here, owner Ali gives us a little background on Tinkers Bells:  “In early 2009, like so many prospective Brides… Read the full article

Supplier Spotlight – Temprell

We are pleased to announce that Temprell Jewellers, one of the finest jewellers in Nottingham have joined our magazine and directory.  So, what makes them one of the finest jewellers in Nottingham?  We hand you over to Temprell so you can find out a little bit more….     Who are you and what do you do?… Read the full article

A relaxed, rustic country tea affair!

Nestled away in the Charnwood Forest, Bawdon Lodge Farm is an exciting new venue for weddings and events launching later this year. This relaxed rustic country tea photo shoot is one of three wedding inspiration shoots organised by Val at Benessamy Weddings & Events to showcase the versatility of Bawdon Lodge Farm both as a country… Read the full article

Go Rustic!

Gemma Morgan from The Wedding of my Dreams is a life saver when it comes to styling wedding venues and even better when you just cannot fathom the thought of choosing which style or theme to go for on your big day! So, here she is to tell all you lovely brides how to incorporate not only one… Read the full article

Cows & Bunting, Jam Jars & Barn Dancing!

If you’re toying with the idea of having a rustic, homemade, positively country style wedding then let us sway you! This fantastic country barn style wedding is to die for! With a splash of colour and a pinch of hay you too can have this fab farm styled wedding! I now pass you over to… Read the full article

Daydream Believer!

Let your dream of a wedding become a reality with this inspiring photo shoot! Imagine this; a sunny spring like day enveloped with beautiful blooms and a soft breeze, an award winning wedding venue for a backdrop, an adoring, beautiful couple, an elegant wedding dress, incredible vintage styling and a picture perfect meadow complete with… Read the full article

Thrumpton Hall Wedding Open Day

Thrumpton Hall Wedding Open Day – Sunday 13 January 2013 (11am – 3pm)   Get 2013 kick started with a wedding open day at the gorgeous Thrumpton Hall (the venue where I got married so I am a little bias!) We have a great day planned with amazing wedding suppliers, fabulous entertainment and the venue… Read the full article