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Bridal Boutique to exhibit at Wedding Fair

Bridal Boutique to exhibit at Wedding Fair

Bridal Boutique to exhibit at Wedding Fair

The next Sandy Park Wedding Fair takes place on Sunday, 12th May (10.00am – 2.00pm) and this time, we have teamed up with the Bridal House of Cornwall to make the show better than ever.

Based in Truro, the Bridal House of Cornwall is one of the leading Bridal Boutiques in the South West, bringing some of the biggest names in Bridal Fashion to the region.

The Bridal House experience, set in a Georgian Mansion house in central Truro, includes a prosecco welcome for the bride-to-be plus three guests, with an hour and a half with their personal stylists who find a shortlist of dresses to try on in their catwalk room. Looks are captured on camera to review with your guests. This experience normally costs £25, but brides who book this experience at the Sandy Park Wedding Fair will be able to visit for free. Continue reading

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The Caledonian Club – a stylish Wedding venue in the heart of London

Photo credit: Lloyd Dobbie – https://www.lloyddobbie.com/

Photo credit: Lloyd Dobbie – https://www.lloyddobbie.com/

Sarah Spreckley on behalf of Park Lane Events

The question has been popped, the answer is ‘yes’ and the plans for your wedding day can begin to take shape… you probably have an idea of how you see your big day panning out (what girl hasn’t?!) and whether you’ve always dreamed of an intimate day with your nearest and dearest, or a huge party with as many guests as your chosen venue can accommodate.

You’ve probably been told several times that your wedding venue search ought to be at the top of your priority list when planning your day and there’s a very good reason for this – your choice of venue will often set the theme for the wedding, usually take a large chunk of your budget and will ultimately dictate the size of wedding you are able to have. Continue reading

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Intimate Weddings At The Caledonian Club

Intimate Weddings At The Caledonian Club

Intimate Weddings At The Caledonian Club

Your wedding day deserves to be utterly perfect, and with an intimate wedding at The Caledonian Club, your most romantic dreams are sure to become a reality. There’s nothing quite so wonderful as an intimate, small wedding venue when it comes to providing the utmost in elegance, luxury, and vintage charm, and The Caledonian Club has proven time and time again to be amongst the finest in the capital. Continue reading

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The Perfect Choice For Your Wedding

The Perfect Choice For Your Wedding

The Perfect Choice For Your Wedding

The question has been popped, the ring bought and the wonderful news shared with family and friends. Once you’ve got over the giddy excitement of being engaged, one of the first things you’ll do as a newly engaged couple is to start the hunt to find your dream wedding venue. Finding the perfect venue to host a large wedding can often not be the easiest task – space, flexibility, location and catering all play a major part in making your day as special as it deserves to be. If you’re searching for somewhere that can manage all of the above and make the planning as stress-free as possible – then we are proud to tick all of those boxes in spades! Continue reading

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Plan your perfect seaside wedding at The Grand

Plan your perfect seaside wedding at The Grand

Plan your perfect seaside wedding at The Grand

For seaside wedding splendour in the most elegant of surroundings, there’s no finer venue in Sussex than The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne.

Affectionately known as the ‘White Palace’, this charming seafront hotel has been welcoming couples to celebrate their big day in style for generations, with a team of expert wedding planners who will ensure every element of your wedding is pure perfection.

On Sunday 23 September, The Grand will be holding its very own wedding showcase – a chance for wedding couples-to-be to explore the five-star hotel’s stunning rooms, three of which are licensed for wedding ceremonies, and to see the wide range of suites available for every special celebration. Continue reading

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All things bright and beautiful…………

All things bright and beautiful…………

All things bright and beautiful…………

Sarah Spreckley of Park Lane Events on behalf of The Caledonian Club

After a very long and bleak Winter, I think it’s safe to finally say (out loud) that Spring has sprung and catapulted us straight into Summer and full-blown wedding season with glorious sunshine aplenty.

Although weddings can take place at any month of the year – Summer still remains the most popular time of the year at the Caledonian Club for couples to tie the knot with the option of moving certain elements of the day outside if Mother Nature is playing ball. Gardens in full bloom, drinks on the terrace and more photo opportunities are just a few of the reasons why key summer dates tend to be booked well in advance when compared to other months throughout the year. Continue reading

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Farnham Castle Wins Award for Best Wedding Venue in London and South East England at The Wedding Industry Awards

Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle is proud to have won the award for the “Best Wedding Venue (Town and City) in the South East of England” at the Wedding Industry Awards 2018. The prestigious accolade in a very competitive category which includes London, is judged by highly experienced wedding industry experts. Having won in 2017, we are delighted to have been able to retain our title. Farnham Castle now looks forward to the announcement of the national winner of the best venue category early in the new year. Continue reading

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Sarah & Jim’s Rustic Cow Shed Wedding with Alive Network

Wedding Moodboard with Alive Network

Wedding Moodboard with Alive Network

A stunning barn makeover and details to DIY for! The MacDonald’s get married on a farm, and we’re in love…

How often do you get to dress up and party in a cow shed next to a field of curious cattle? Almost never! With loads of DIY details made by a whole herd of friends and family all mucking in, pics to moooooon over by Andy Griffiths Photography, a moooovingly special humanist wedding ceremony, and an evening party filled with the infectiously happy modern Latin vibes of JukeBossa to get hooves a-stompin’, Sarah and Jim MacDonald fling open the barn doors and invite us to take a sneak peek at how they achieved their udderly gorgeous W-day – you herd it here first! (and we promise, no more cheesy cow-based punnery…!) It’s the most fun you can have in a cow shed. Get your wellies on, and let’s get stuck in! Continue reading

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WIN Top UK Wedding Band The Hot Shots To Celebrate Alive Network’s 18th Birthday

The Hot Shots / Alive Network

The Hot Shots / Alive Network

We’re celebrating Alive Network’s 18th birthday as the UK’s largest and best loved wedding entertainment agency. And we want to share the love with YOU! We’re offering you the chance to win three-time UK Wedding Industry Award-Winning wedding band, The Hot Shots, for your evening reception. Amazing, right?!

One lucky couple will win:
– The Hot Shots performing 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets of live music
– Free standard DJ package
– Band arrival will not be before 6pm. Finish no later than 12 midnight.
– Worth around £2000! Continue reading

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Laura & Paul’s DIY Haunted Manor House Wedding with Alive Network

Wedding Moodboard with Alive Network

Wedding Moodboard with Alive Network

This week’s blog is a Halloween special, as Theatre Designer Laura and Star-Wars-fan-meets-Barrister Paul get married, with a heap of BRILLIANTLY FUN personal touches… And did we mention there’s an actual witch?! If you fancy yourself as a bit of a crafty DIY-er, you’re a film buff, you love fun, games, laughter, and want your wedding your way, you’re going to love reading all about our creative couples’ big day.

Crammed with handmade touches, their celebrations take place in medieval Samlesbury Hall, complete with its own spooky history. Capturing the action was top UK photographer Andrew Billington, and their day was crowned by the rock’n’roll magic of our very own wedding band The Royale. It’s laid back, it’s lovingly-made, and laugh-out-loud… Let’s crash their wedding and find out how they did it! Continue reading

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