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Features - Micro Weddings. Real Weddings.

Shop Local - Leicestershire Suppliers.

Photoshoot - Vintage at Great Central Railway.


L E I C E S T E R

W E D D I N G

N E T W O R K

A B O U T U S

A w e d d i n g d a y i s t h e m o s t a m a z i n g s p e c i a l d a y i n a c o u p l e ' s

l i f e a n d w e k n o w t h a t y o u w a n t i t t o b e t h e m o s t p e r f e c t d a y

e v e r !

W e a r e a g r o u p o f L e i c e s t e r s h i r e b a s e d w e d d i n g s u p p l i e r s .

T h e s u p p l i e r s i n t h i s m a g a z i n e a r e a l l r e l i a b l e , e x p e r i e n c e d ,

k n o w l e d g e a b l e a n d p r o f e s s i o n a l . M a n y o f o u r s u p p l i e r s h a v e

w o n a w a r d s , b e e n f e a t u r e d i n w e d d i n g b l o g s , h a v e a p p e a r e d

o n N a t i o n a l T e l e v i s i o n a n d i n m a g a z i n e s .

S o m e a r e r e c o m m e n d e d s u p p l i e r s f o r w e d d i n g v e n u e s a n d

l u x u r y h o t e l s a c r o s s L e i c e s t e r s h i r e a n d t h e E a s t M i d l a n d s .

W e a r e w e d d i n g s p e c i a l i s t s w h o o f f e r a v e r y p e r s o n a l

s e r v i c e t o o u r c l i e n t s a n d w i l l w o r k w i t h y o u r i d e a s a n d

i n s p i r a t i o n t o h e l p p r o v i d e y o u w i t h a l i f e t i m e o f m e m o r i e s .

L e i c e s t e r W e d d i n g N e t w o r k h a s a d i v e r s e r a n g e o f

s u p p l i e r s o f f e r i n g m a n y d i f f e r e n t s t y l e s f r o m B o h o , C l a s s i c ,

R u s t i c a n d A l t e r n a t i v e . W e a r e a l s o v e r y a c t i v e o n s o c i a l

m e d i a a n d e n g a g e c o u p l e s a n d b u s i n e s s i n w e e k l y I n s t a g r a m

L i v e s @ l e i c e s t e r w e d d i n g n e t w o r k . W e c h a t t o o u r

L e i c e s t e r s h i r e w e d d i n g s u p p l i e r s a n d c o u p l e s c a n a s k

t h e m q u e s t i o n s l i v e . P l e a s e b r o w s e o u r s u p p l i e r s i n t h e

m a g a z i n e a n d s e e m a n y m o r e o n o u r w e b s i t e , w h e r e t h e r e

a r e d i r e c t l i n k s t o t h e i r s o c i a l m e d i a a n d w e b s i t e s .

A L L T H E W O R L D

L O V E S A G R E A T

L O V E S T O R Y .

I T G I V E S U S

H O P E A N D F I L L S

O U R H E A R T S

W I T H J O Y .

H E R E ’ S T O A

L I F E T I M E F I L L E D

W I T H J O Y F U L

M O M E N T S .


Samantha Jane is a professional vocalist and

wedding singer with many years experience of

providing live music for your special day. Your

wedding ceremony is the first and most important

part of your wedding day’s events. Why not set the

mood straight away and have a live singer perform

to set the atmosphere and create a nice and

relaxed setting for your guests. Having something

really unique will ensure that the memory of your

day will remain yours forever. Keeping the good

vibes going all day. Samantha can also provide live

music for your drinks reception or wedding

breakfast. She can perform laid back acoustic

covers of songs to create a special ambience for

your guests. Looking for something more upbeat?

One of the best things you can do for your evening

reception is to hire live entertainment. Samantha

has an extensive repertoire: she can perform songs

from a variety of genres. Performing songs from the

60's through to the present day there will be songs

to suit all generations of the family keeping all your

guests entertained and dancing the night away.

samantha-jane.co.uk

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James Mottram

Photography

I am a straight forward guy who truly loves what he

does – photographing one of the best days in

someone’s life, bringing them a sequence of beautiful,

timeless moments where they remember how perfect

their special day was for years to come. Documentary,

quirky and vintage could be described as the technique

and style I use when photographing weddings. I love to

tell stories through imagery, capturing the moments

that no one else sees. Some would call my style

alternative, which if you prefer a style that is relaxed,

natural and timeless without forced posing then yes, it

is! Unobtrusive is the keyword to describe how I

photograph my couples, borrowing you for a few

minutes here and there so as not to take you away

from your family and friends for too long. Those few

moments allow you to catch up with each other on

what is a hectic day, I capture those fun shots of you

together.

jamesmottram.com

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Glamorous & Unique

Bridal Gowns & Accessories.

Maisie Darling is a luxury bridal boutique

located in Lutterworth, South Leicestershire,

specialising in British designer wedding

dresses and bridal accessories.

Maisie Darling believes that a wedding dress

should be as glamorous and unique, as each

bride. We have carefully selected our British

bridal designers to ensure the wedding

dresses reflect the modern bride.

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Maisie's House is a place of happiness and

creativity, providing brides with a wedding dress

that is uniquely personal to them.

Charlotte makes it her personal goal to provide

each bride with a gown that mirrors them in both

style and personality, In essence, their signature

gown. Charlotte hopes to help brides feel

empowered and confident on their wedding day

after being supported throughout their bridal

journey by Maisie Darling.

Thoroughly British for any modern woman, the

Boutique showcases only wonderful British

Designers, who all have an individual style and

focus.

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maisiedarling.co.uk

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Real

Weddings

Lizzie & Luke

bridesmaids

Lizzie & Luke met at a nightclub in

Northampton in 2010 - fast forward 7

years, a proposal and a wedding to plan

for 2019. They found their perfect venue

in Kilworth House and were blown away

by the Staircase, Orangery, Chandeliers

and Country Chic of the hotel. Being low

season we managed to secure a great

deal. It was also 20 minutes drive from

home which was a bonus. The theme was

natural using greens, copper and peachy

tones. This was the inspiration from an

artist friend whose work was used for the

wedding stationery. The Bridal gown was

a soft strapless floaty dress by Enzoani

from 'Brides of Ashby'.

Lizzie & Luke - Kilworth House

The bridal bouquet included David Austin roses and succulents with

beautiful grey -green eucalyptus. Table centres using these colours all

supplied by Ck Flowers. We used succulent plants as favours. The

Highlights of the day was using different areas of the hotel for dining,

dancing and watching a Leicester City match! We also did a DIY

Photobooth for our guests in the Cellar Bar, and had a Macaron tower

(Maison des Macarons) DJ was Jackstar Weddings, Make up artist

Sarah Capell. We honeymooned in Mexico, which was fabulous.

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Mio

Giulia

MILLINERY

Bespoke Bridal headwear, hats and headpieces

from Italian Milliner Giulia Mio. Giulia specialises in

bespoke made-to-order unique creations. She is

well known for her spectacular silk flowers, a

perfect complement for every bride. She also has

a ready to wear collection always available, a

wonderful collection of accessories for your

celebration, as well as a treasured keepsake.

Complimentary consultations.

giuliamiomillinery.com

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High-End Chauffeurs is a family-based business in

Leicester. We provide professional services tailored to your

special day. We operate the finest selection of vehicles...

including the Rolls Royce Phantom, ultimate in luxury,

unmatched and unrivalled. High-End Chauffeurs is a

company renowned for high standards and for going the

extra mile its excellence in world-class service focused on

both style and comfort. We contribute a reliable and

punctual chauffeur service and have been awarded the

recognition of excellence from an elite customer base in

the UK and abroad. Elegance at its finest!

highendchauffeurs.com

WOW!!! loved the

Mercedes, eased my

nerves whilst on

route to propose.

Will use you guys

again. The car was

better than I

imagined see you

next year when I

get married!!!

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JAMES ROSCOE

PIANIST

James Roscoe is an experienced wedding pianist from Leicestershire who specialises in

performing beautiful arrangements of classic and contemporary tracks from pop and rock.

James aims to play your favourite songs in a way that feels fresh, meaningful, and thoughtprovoking,

so that you can enjoy hearing them in a completely new light. His extensive

repertoire includes timeless classics from pianists like Billy Joel and Elton John, right through to

modern stars like Alicia Keys and Adele. Plus, he is always happy to learn special requests,

especially for key moments like your aisle walk.

Your venue doesn’t need to have its own piano, because a full live setup with an authentic

digital piano can be provided. Visit James’s website to see his wedding packages, including live

piano at your ceremony, drinks reception, and wedding breakfast.

James also provides options for piano/vocal duo performances, as well as his energetic Soul &

Motown band ‘The Non-Commitments’ for your evening reception. Special offers are available

for those who choose to book a combined pianist + band package!

jamesroscoe.co.uk

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V I N T A G E P H O T O S H O O T

Leicester wedding network suppliers created a Photoshoot

Great

at

Central

Great

Railway

Central

Railway in Loughborough. Our theme was a vintage-inspired wedding day,

taking this inspiration from the many steam trains and the Hollywood

movies that have been filmed at this location.

It is a fabulous and unique space to host your wedding or celebration.

After you have "done the legal bit" you can have a dining experience on the

train as you travel through the Leicestershire countryside. Afterwards, the

train will drop you and your guests at Quorn to party the night away in their

Marquee. The steam train comes complete with a Verandah and Cocktail

bar.

gcrailway.co.uk

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G R E A T C E N T R A L R A I L W A Y

L E I C E S T E R W E D D I N G N E T W O R K ' S P H O T O S H O O T

VINTAGE

PHOTOSHOOT

A W A R D W I N N I N G S U P P L I E R S A L L I N

O N E P L A C E

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Chauffeur

GOHIL AND SONS

V I P T R A V E L F R O M V E N U E T O V E N U E

Gohil and Sons Wedding Cars provide a unique,

elegant and above all personalised transport service.

With their impressive selection of wedding cars

ranging from their sleek white Mercedes Benz to their

dreamy Beaufords in English Cream. Complete with

your very own uniformed chauffeur with peak cap.

"You exceeded all of our

expectations and provided us

with an exceptional and

professional service that

ensured we were very well

cared for throughout the

day"

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Behind the Scenes

The Models

Sophie & Callum

The brief...capture the vintage look of Great Central

Railway... We had the station, steam trains and use of

all the vintage signage at our disposal.

Creating the vintage look for our model Sophie we

had a beautiful "updo" from Tina at Donavan Hair &

Beauty and dramatic eyes and lips from Beth at

Bettie Lottie Make Up. Hairpieces from Giulia Mio

Millinery and Dolls Mad Hattery. We were also

generously loaned the fabulous lace boots the bride

wore from Facebook.com/houseofelliot

Callum's suit was loaned from

www.vintagesuithire.co.uk

The Look

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The Dress

Coordinating this Photoshoot was Linzi

from Black & White Cat Weddings.

Mel from Bridal Reloved created

different looks with 2 dresses. The

fabulous Wedding cake was supplied by

My Little Cake Studio. Train table decor

supplied by Stylish Weddings,

stationery by Heronswood Stationery.

Photography on the day is from Sammy

@ ISO Elegant Photography.

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Big Day

DISPLAY

Big Day Display design and create unique and

exclusive props, We are constantly evolving,

adding new and exciting props to our portfolio.

We don't want 'Ordinary' for our happy couples,

we strive for the 'Spectacular'.

Our Rustic Market Cart & Edison Arch with its

vintage, industrial -style hanging Edison lights

would be a striking and sensational way to display

sweets, popcorn, doughnuts, cheese & biscuits or

as a fabulous and dramatic presentation of your

Wedding Cake and/or cupcakes.

Our stunning, contemporary Carousel could play

host to an array of sweets, cupcakes or

doughnuts in elegance and style....rotating and

illuminating all of the delicious treats you wish to

serve your guests.

Our packages offer a range of high quality, low

voltage, enclosed backed 4ft light up letters. We

always have your safety in mind with all of our

prop designs.

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bigdaydisplay.co.uk


LOROS support and win scratch cards-the perfect

wedding favour for you and your guests.

Our wedding favour scratch cards are a touching way to

remember a loved one on your special day, or maybe you

just want to support a local charity. Whatever your

reason, they will bring a little bit of fun to your tables.

LOROS is your local Hospice, caring for local people in

Leicestershire & Rutland. We are not just end of life care,

but so much more to people living with a terminal illness.

Without the support of people like you, we wouldn’t be

able to do what we do.

Our scratch cards are £1 each, and available

in a lovely wedding design. You can buy

online at www.loros.co.uk/scratch-cards

Players and purchasers must be aged 18

years or over and a resident of Great Britain.

To view our T&Cs, responsible gambling

information and how proceeds are used to

support the Hospice, please visit;

www.loros.co.uk/gambling-and-you

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Bridal Reloved

At Bridal Reloved we sell New and Exsample

designer wedding dresses at half

the original price or less, in sizes 6-32.

We are not limited to any designers or

seasons, so always have a fabulous

range of dresses in. We sell off the peg

so there’s no long waiting times. We also

stock accessories and a fabulous range

of shoes and bridal trainers.

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We are a stockist for The Only Way who

make the the most incredible multi way

bridesmaids dresses, we have flower

girl dresses and veils from Richard

Designs and shoes from Rainbow Club

and The Perfect Bridal Company.

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We work on an appointment basis

so our brides know that they will

have the whole boutique to

themselves and entourage during

their appointment. We are so

excited to announce that we will

soon be stockist for Terra Bridal,

Terra Bridal is the U.K.’s answer to

stunning, sustainable gowns for

women curves. An eco conscious

bridal brand with size ranges 16 to

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Expert Advice

bridalreloved.co.uk/shops/leicester

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When we meet with a wedding couple, we take them to our consultation room above

the shop where they can relax with a coffee and look through our portfolios and hired

items we have on display.

We then put together a quotation listing each item individually and describe how it

would look and what flowers we would use. Following on in the planning process, we

have a 'catch up' with the couple, check quantities, times and logistics for their big day.

On the day, we arrive with an abundance of flowers and arrangements, set everything

up into place creating a romantic atmosphere for the couple to enjoy their day.

designerdaisies.co.uk

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When do i?

Some couples book services years in advance...some months. The problem is if you leave

it late...your favourite supplier may already be booked.

Here is a rough guide to booking suppliers from 18 months before your wedding.

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venue

registrar

church

celebrant

wedding planner

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photographer

videographer

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wedding bands

caterers

mobile bars

musicians

entertainment

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wedding dress

hair & make up artist

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cake

florist

wedding decor & props

wedding stationery

bridesmaids dresses

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wedding rings

wedding transport

wedding favours

hen & stag parties

honeymoon

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If you are happy with your quote you receive for services/products provided - book it.

Safe in the knowledge that your date is secure-you can relax...Hurrah!


SUSAN DENTON

Celebrant

There are so many benefits to having a celebrant-led ceremony! Whether it’s a

wedding ceremony in the woods, an intimate Renewal of Vows ceremony in

your garden or a Handfasting down on the farm! You will want your dream

ceremony to reflect your personalities and your heartfelt wishes for your

Special Day. You may want to write your own vows and ring promises. Family

and friends really enjoy the experience and you can even include your pet!

Once I am your chosen celebrant, I will be available for you up and until the

ceremony is over: meeting two to three times before the Big Day. I am on hand

well before the start of ceremony and take my leave when the party is getting

started!

There are so many mini ceremonies and rituals to choose from as part of the

occasion. I specialise in outdoor ceremonies, handtying, handfasting and

drinking rituals. A celebrant-led ceremony is a perfect way to begin your

Wedding Day! Do get in touch and let's chat!

celebratewithsue.co.uk

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Weddings

Real

Michael and Stephanie met "whilst she was working as a

waitress in a cocktail bar" - actually it was her parent's pub.

It was love at first sight.

They got together took over the pub and fast forward 2 babies

and 8 years together with a wedding to plan. Their venue -

Manor Farm Barn Leicestershire, a DIY venue. It was very rustic

and exactly what they wanted for their big day. We had a huge

hog roast, BBQ and an Ice cream cart. We did all the finishing

touches ourselves from making our seating plan out of guests

funny face photos, an alternative guest book where guests had

to fill in marital advice... and top tips for marriage. Every year

we recreate the best day of our lives by photographing

ourselves in our wedding attire, he buys me a replica of my

wedding bouquet every year. He makes it so special...he is a

keeper.

We also had on the tables instead of wedding favours we had

little cards with a message with a lucky sixpence and inside was

a scratch card.

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theladywhobakes.co.uk

Add CAKE! Everybody lurrves a bit of cake – or

at least I do! As a kid, I was much more of an

eater than a baker. This all changed in my 20’s

when cooking & baking became a love. I’ve been

The Lady Who Bakes now for the past 4 years.

I began with celebration cakes, and have since

branched out into wedding cakes. There are so

many ways to bring cakey love to a wedding,

from a huge 4-tiered iced cake, to a single-tiered

naked cake. I also make smaller bakes and have

recently begun an Afternoon Tea service. For a

minimum of 6 guests, this includes all the

delicious edible goodies you could need with

locally roasted coffee and tea plus the beautiful

china on which it is served. Perfect for all sorts

of celebrations including hen parties, baby

showers, birthdays and more. A themed kids

option is also available….I mean what little

person doesn’t love fresh local chocolate

milkshake poured from a teapot?! Winner.

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Novus Events

At Novus Events we specialise in providing beautiful

venue dressing in many different styles. We love working

with couples to provide personalised, affordable and

unique event decor. We create a seamless package to suit

your wedding needs. We also work alongside Birstall Golf

Club to provide stylish packages at a discounted rate

when booked with the venue. The packages include the

venue itself, decor, food and bar with on site parking. This

picturesque venue is an absolute gem, it's ideal for 80-

100 guests. Whether you're planning a wedding, birthday

or celebration give us a call for your free consultation.

novusevents.co.uk

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