Not Another Wedding Magazine - Issue 2

Leicesterweddingnetwork

We are a group of Leicestershire based wedding suppliers. The suppliers in this magazine are all reliable, experienced, knowledgeable and professional. Many of our suppliers have won awards, been featured in wedding blogs, have appeared on National Television and in magazines.

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L E I C E S T E R W E D D I N G

N E T W O R K

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A N O T H E R

W E D D I N G

M A G A Z I N E

Features - Outdoor Wedding Planning.

Love in Lockdown! Read about 'Micro-Weddings'

& Local Leicestershire Suppliers.


Enjoy!

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

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 ,

w h o h a v e b a n d e d t o g e t h e r t o p r o v i d e a o n e - s t o p s e r v i c e f o r

a l l y o u r w e d d i n g p l a n s , f r o m 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 l o c a l s u p p l i e r s . W e w a n t e d

t o c u r a t e a n u m b r e l l a f o r s p e c i a l i s t s f r o m o u r m u c h - l o v e d

c i t y a n d v a r i e d w e d d i n g i n d u s t r y . 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 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 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 w i t h 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 .



Gohil & Sons Wedding Cars

Gohil and Son’s Wedding Cars Ltd is a professional family run chauffeured wedding car business. We

provide a professional service which is specially tailored to meet your individual requirements for that

special day. We go that extra mile to make your day a memorable one. We have the latest model

Mercedes E Class AMG line in diamond white and two matching Classic Vintage Beauford Cars in English

Cream.

We are the best-ranking wedding car supplier on google and are preferred supplier to many of the

Wedding venues around Leicestershire.

gohilandsonsweddingcars.co.uk


Love Letters from £100.00

At Celebration Decorations, we love to work with

couples helping them achieve their dream wedding.

It’s all in the detail – adding the finishing touches to

the venue. We are a Leicestershire based company

and offer the following:

-LED Love Letters,

-Donut walls,

-Sweet carts,

-Venue Decorations,

-Chair Cover and sashes.

& much more!

We also offer Hen and Stag-do t-shirt printing and

gift personalisation. In choosing Celebration

Decorations you’re not just booking a service, we

are committed to ensuring peace of mind and will

be there every step of the way, making sure that

your special day runs smoothly.

celebrationdecorations.co.uk


Bridal Boutique




We are proud to be stockists of Terra Bridal.

The Terra brand evolves from the gap in the

market of quality, budget-friendly & eco-friendly

bridal wear from size 16 and above. It also comes

from a love of pottery and the earth. They limit

the amount of packaging they use and always

use recycled and seeded paper and organic or

low water cotton are used on their labels.

They also provide education and guidance about

sustainable fashion and they make a donation to

plant trees and replace crops from each dress

sold.

Make your appointment with us to view this

beautiful collection.

bridalreloved.co.uk

Call us on 0116 319 1311 or 07379 768656


Start 2021 off right with a £50 voucher towards

your wedding package with us at Donovan Hair

and beauty. Bridal hair and parties are what we

do best! From micro-weddings to large weddings

we have a team of wedding specialists to make

you look and feel amazing on your wedding day.

We travel to your chosen location to start your

day perfectly and prior to your wedding day help

you plan your timings so everything runs

smoothly!

We have a large portfolio of hairstyles and many

years of experience to help you choose the right

style for you and your bridesmaids. We offer

bespoke packages as we know no wedding is the

same. We also offer pre-wedding beauty services

for our brides-to-be and their wedding party. Get

in touch for a free consultation. Our price guide

on packages can be viewed on our website. We

look forward to helping you start planning your

wedding hair!

0116 2776666 |

hello@donovanhairandbeauty.co.uk

donovanhairandbeauty.co.uk


Let’sTalkAbout

Pre-WeddingShoots

P

Gettingtoknow eachother.

When you book yourphotographer,you’re essentialy

making them an honourary guestatone ofthe most

importantdaysofyourlife.They’lbe yourrighthand

man (orwoman)forthe whole day.Don’tyou wantto

know whatmakesthem tick?Wecertainlywantto know

ourclientsbeterasithelpsto personalise the service

thatweprovide.

Havingyourphototakencanbe .weird(atfirst!).

Let’s face it, we are alused to having our photos

taken, butwhether we like ithappening or notis a

differentthing.Even ifyou’re ofthe opinion thatit’s

awesome,itcan feela litle strange ifyou’ve nothad

lotsofexperience with a pro behind the camera.They

mayaskyoutostandinapositionthatfeelsslightlyodd

and god forgive iftheyaskyou to kissyourotherhalf

(c’monyou’veonlyjustmetthem!).Thissessionwilget

aloftheawkwardnessoutoftheway.

Yourweddingdayphotographswillbebetter.

You’l know what to expect when it comes to your

wedding day,which means thatyou won’tbe thinking

aboutitatal-you’lfeelmorerelaxedandwhenthat’s

thecasethephotosareALWAYSbeter.

You’llgetsomeawesomenon-weddingphotostoo.

Wealwaysaskourcouplesto chooseaplacespecialto

them fortheirpre-wedding shoot.To us these images

should be justasawesome asthe wedding dayshots-

Wewantyou to lovethem,sharethem,framethem and

enjoythem.

You’llgetearlyaccesstobeautifulphotographs.

Receiving your wedding photos is a big event- you

finalygettoseethefruitsofyourphotographerslabour

and look back atalofthe awesomeness from your

weddingday!But6 to8 weeksafteraweddingcanfeel

likeaneternity!Yourengagementshootwilsetyou up

withsomeincrediblephotosearly!

Sarah& Mike@ WolatonHal

Likewhatyousee?

Loulia & Ben@ BeaconHilCP

Head overto ourwebsiteto find blogsand a

widerportfolio.

www.darleyandunderwood.co.uk

Niki& Josh@ BradgatePark








Having specialised in Wedding Make-up since 2011, I

have plenty of experience to make your special day

preparations run smoothly. I am more than just a

makeup artist. I will guide you through your morning

and help wherever I can to make sure you have the

best start to your wedding. I believe in making you look

like you but at your best rather than disguising your

beauty with layers of product. I want you to walk down

the aisle with confidence and grace with no worries

about how you look. You but with that added bit of

sparkle.

"Beth did mine, my bridesmaids and my mum's makeup for

my wedding. She was so friendly, patient and professional and

listened very carefully to what we wanted. I was so pleased

with my makeup. I felt like the best version of myself and it

lasted so well right till the end of the evening. I would

wholeheartedly recommend her. Thank you, Beth!“

-Ellie

bettielottie.co.uk



After more than fifteen years as a professional

harpist, I have gained a varied and unique

experience of both performing and teaching, as

well as recording, writing and various other areas

of the music industry.

After graduating from UEA I set up my own

private practice and continued to perform at

weddings, functions, concerts and recitals. I now

play for dozens of weddings every year and my

public appearances include solo and chamber

music, concerts with various groups and

orchestras.

I was absolutely thrilled last year to be awarded

the title "Best Ceremony Act" East of England

in the Event Entertainment Awards, organised

by Book Entertainment.

I am a pop and film specialist so have an

extensive repertoire in these genres, although I

still play many classics and traditional pieces as

well.

I love to play the harp at Weddings and Special occasions and can help you with your choice of music if

you haven't yet chosen. I can also assist learn any piece of music for your special day.

Music for...

-Guest arrive and take their seats

-The arrival of the bride

-Ceremony

-The signing of the register

-Drinks reception

-Wedding Breakfast


More information including recordings and videos can be found at

www.allthingsharp.co.uk. Please get in touch for a chat!




MAISIE DARLING

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

33a High Street, Lutterworth LE17 4AY

T: 01455 203166 E: charlotte@maisiedarling.co.uk

M

aisie Darling began as an idea in

2013 - the dream has been evolving

since then and is now coming alive!!

Charlotte has always been a romantic

and loves 'love' - she even has a heart

wall in her home! Charlotte also loves

dresses, shoes and handbags - Maisie

Darling is the perfect combination! As

Charlotte could not continue to buy

wedding dresses for herself, she decided

that the next best thing was to help

others find their 'meant to be' dress (as

well as talking love stories, drinking coffee

and eating cake!).

others find their

ant to be' dress

Charlotte spent the first 15 years of her

working life teaching Dance. After being

surround by creatives, theatre, costumes

and make up, she decided to take a side

step and throw love in as well! She is a

creative soul and loves putting different

dresses and accessories together to

result in a unique and personal look.

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Charlotte creates a personal. friendly and trust worthy

experience for all Brides. making them feel at home and

relaxed in the boutique. She believes that each Bride

deserves a wedding dress that mirrors them in both

style and personality - in essence, their signature gown.

The British designers that were picked to live at Maisie's

House provide Brides with styles and/or designs that

offer something slightly different. Maisie Darling is

thoroughly British for Modern women.

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So Who is Maisie?

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the most glamorous and chic woman that

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'CHARLOTTE'S TOP TIPS

for your wedding dress appointment:

Try On Different Silhouettes

Different silhouettes highlight different parts of

the body. Try a variety of different ones to find

the perfect type for you and you might find that

it may not be the one that you thought it would

be :-) I recently had a bride who came to Maisie

Darling adamant that she wanted a ballgown,

she had dreamt of it all her life! So she was

mortified when she tried one on and it did not

suit her figure. She had a very petite frame and

the dress was too elaborate. After a few tears,

I convinced her to try a sheath dress. It was

perfect. the unbroken contours and less fabric

lengthened her figure - it was her perfect

wedding dress.

9 Consider Who You Take

With You

Dress shopping is a very exciting and

momentous experience. But it can be very

confusing if you have too many people with you.

They may all have their own ideas and opinions

on what is best for YOU. With the 'new normal',

most boutiques are allowing the bride, plus one

guest at the appointment. They may also have

the technology to allow others to join the

appointment online. Ideally, 2-3 guests is a

perfect amount and picking people that will

consider you and your style will make for a

happy and stress-free appointment.

E) Try Shoes On With Each Dress

Now these don't have to be the shoes you are

going to wear on your wedding day, but putting a

pair of shoes on will help you to see how the dress

will hang as you are walking around the boutique

(or swooshing!) If you have decided to wear heels

on the day, then once you have these on, it will

lengthen and alter the way you hold your body.

Even with flats on you will stand and hold yourself

slightly different.


0 Think About Your Undies!

No matter what style of dress you think you may be

trying on, consider what undies you wear to your

appointment. First of all, it will help with your confidence.

If you have a pair of knickers on that have a big hole in

the back, you won't feel very glamourous!! Secondly, try

and wear nude or light colours. The appearance of a

dress will be totally different if your green polka dot

bra is on show!

C, Be Open-Minded

You will of course have seen lots of beautiful dresses

on Pinterest or the internet which you love and will

make you think 'I want a dress like that!!' However.

you may not have considered what that dress will

look like on your body. The model may have been

petite. and you are 6ft - therefore it will look

different, The model may have big boobs and you

have small ones. therefore it will look different. Try

to be open-minded with the dress styles you try on

- you are then much more likely to find the perfect

dress for you. I really really encourage brides to tell

me which parts they love and which they dislike

about each dress, that then really helps us to

narrow down the styles and design of the dresses.

I hope these will help. Most of all just enjoy

the experience, your boutique will guide

you through the process!

Our diary is open and we are taking bookings

for Bridal Appointments. As always if

anyone would like any help or advice, please

just contact me and I will be more than

happy to have a chat.

Think about the setting and theme of your wedding.

Brides often forget this - they fall in love with this

incredible ballgown with layers of tulle etc and then

realise - they are getting married in Mexico!! Try to

imagine yourself standing at the ceremony in this

dress? It will really help!

@maisiedarlingbridal


Rock Paper Kisses Staonery offers a wide

selecon of contemporary and prey wedding

staonery, from Save the Dates to Invitaons,

through to On-the-Day staonery items.

Made to order, all of our template designs

can be adapted and personalised. We work

closely with you, down to every last detail, to

ensure that we design your perfect staonery.

Already got something in mind?...we also

offer a bespoke service and can design

something new and unique to you.

Natural Love Invitaon Bundle; includes 5 x 7” Invite with Details secon

on reverse, A7 RSVP Card and 2 x envelopes, assembled with twine.

Concerna Invitaon; An example of a bespoke design

with Front Cover, Invite, Details secon and perforated

RSVP Card for easy return.

Digital Save the Date; Check out this design and the rest of our

Digital Staonery range in our Etsy shop: RockPaperKissesX

Sent to you as a personalised JPEG, ready to message/email out.

rock-paper-kisses.co.uk

Instagram: rockpaperkisses.staonery


Congratulations’ on your Engagement,

it is such an exciting time. Now the fun

begins, it’s time to start planning your

Big Day! There is so much to think

about, but there is one other

important thing to add to your list and

that is entertainment. If you have ever

been to a wedding you will know that

as a guest there is a LOT of standing

around. The last thing you want to be

doing is worrying about whether your

guests are having a good time. This is

where we come in. Our portable 9

Hole Crazy Golf Course really adds that

WOW factor.

9holeeventhire.com

We supply 9 exciting obstacles including a

4ft tall Castle, a Windmill with turning sails

and a 10ft long Tunnel of Love and the

whole course looks awesome when set up.

We also provide rubber headed putters in 4

different sizes so all ages can play, so some

friendly competition can take place. Due to

the equipment we use, the course is safe to

play indoors and is completely

weatherproof so makes a great addition to

your outdoor space.

So come rain or shine, your guests will be

thoroughly entertained. This really is the

perfect entertainment for everyone. Often

activities are either geared to adults or

children, however with our Crazy Golf

Course your 3-year-old nephew to your 93-

year-old Grannie and everyone in between

can join in!





Creating wedding florals

overflowing with Romantic, Countryside Blooms

I have had the privilege of creating floral

designs for many weddings, at some beautiful

venues in the Midlands and further afield

too. Each and every wedding is different and

it is a huge honour to be a part of every

single one. I love to use bountiful seasonal

blooms - British where possible. Drawing

inspiration from the seasons, I like to

include interesting textures and unusual

details to make every wedding unique.

PHOTO CREDIT: AMANDA KAREN PHOTOGRAPHY

I am here to help; with me you are guaranteed a

personal service providing you with lots of inspiration

and creative suggestions. It all starts with a free

personal consultation, where we meet up for an initial

chat and we will go through all your ideas, style and

colour palettes to ensure you achieve your wedding

day vision.

It would be lovely to hear from you and start your

floral journey

PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE STAG WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

www.brambleandtwine.co.uk

jessica@brambleandtwine.co.uk

07521 340043


Heritage Venue

Leicester Guildhall

One of the finest surviving timber-framed medieval halls in England, The Guildhall has

been a focus of life in Leicester for more than 600 years. Dating back to 1390, The

Guildhall’s historic architecture is beautifully complemented by the recently developed

contemporary gardens next to Leicester Cathedral.

For a more intimate ceremony or drinks reception, the Mayor’s Parlour offers a backdrop

of carved wooden panels, an elaborate 17th-century fireplace and stunning 15th-century

stained-glass windows. Exchange your vows in the 14th century timber-framed Leicester

Guildhall, next to Leicester Cathedral, set in the Greyfriars conservation area. The

charming enclosed courtyard is also available for a celebratory glass of fizz and

memorable wedding photography.

leicestermuseums.org/leicester-guildhall/weddings-venue-hire


The Biscuit Tin specialises in bespoke

personalised iced biscuits. Perfect for

wedding favours, hen party gifts,

engagement gifts and much more. Jessica is

a self taught baker based in the heart of the

national forest. I hand make all our sugar

biscuits and use locally sourced ingredients

wherever possible. I like to bring that extra

special touch to your wedding or event by

working closely along side you by matching

colours and themes.

thebiscuittin1.co.uk


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