Dona Nicole is a stunning bridal store based in the heart of Leicester.
Their Bridal department boasts some of the best known names in the industry from Ronald Joyce, Victoria jane, Sottero Midgley, Mori Lee,Veromia, Justin Alexander, Venus and Sincerity Bridal.
Apart from the obvious wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, we market ourselves as a 'One Stop Bridal Shop' as we offer everything a bride would need for her special day - shoes, underwear, tiaras, veils, jewellery, mother of the brides, the list is endless.
For more information or to book a fitting please get in touch via the website or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This lovingly restored 18th century former family home provides the perfect backdrop for a more intimate wedding ceremony.
Surrounded by two acres of serene walled gardens, there is no setting more romantic than Belgrave Hall.
A special bridal room with a view of the stunning gardens is available on the first floor, to make those final touches before walking down the sweeping staircase and up the aisle.
Dating back to 1709, the hall retains much of its traditional architectural splendour with period features and detailing. Three rooms are licensed for wedding ceremonies.
Their summer marquee can accommodate up to 90 guests for a seated meal or reception and there is a catering kitchen in the stable block.
A lot of people ask me about engagement shoots....What are they...Why should we have one...just to name a few of the questions.
So I thought what better way to explain to you all than from the view point of a client.
Below Laura explains a little about her shoot.
How did you meet? How long have you been together before getting engaged? Who asked the BIG question?
We met at a party but we properly got to speak at a gig In Nottingham, it took quite a bit of wooing from Jamie for me to agree to be his girlfriend but it was all worth it! 4 Years and 2 sweet children later here we are!
What made you decide on booking an engagement shoot? Why did you choose Love Photography 13 Weddings? What made Us stand out?
We saw the engagement shoot online at UK Brides and thought why not? It gave us some quality uninterrupted time together and enabled us to have time being close to each other which we don't get to do often, Love Photography were the closest in distance of the shortlist but the photos on Estelle's blog are amazing and really sealed the deal, we are so glad that we made that choice!
What did you think before the shoot?
We were both nervous as neither of us had done a photo shoot before but we were made to feel so comfortable, we both appreciated that the photos weren't fake or forced and everything felt so natural, the final product shows that completely. By the end of the shoot we were both loving it (Jamie was really in his comfort zone and maybe loving it a bit TOO much!)
What did you think of the engagement shoot? Was it what you expected? What were the best and worst parts?
I've got to be honest, the shoot went so much better than we could if anticipated, the only negatives were that it was cold and we were both too tall for some of the photo ideas. But you'd never know from the photos that it was a freezing January day, my absolute favourite thing was that Estelle got us laughing and never stopped the camera clicking, so there's some natural photos of the two of us that I am in love with, it shows the natural connection between us.
Would you recommend having an engagement shoot? Why?
We would 100% recommend an engagement shoot to any couple, we had such a fun time and are so grateful, I would recommend Love Photography 13 Weddings to any of my friends!
So there you have it....Massive thanks to Laura and Jamie for allowing me to share thier engagement shoot!
And for those of you looking to book your own engagement shoot please visit our website HERE
What a pleasure it was to attend the Ladywood Estate Open day at the weekend. So many amazing hand picked wedding suppliers all in one stunning venue!
Ladywood Estate is an exclusive wedding venue, seating from 40 to 400 guests.
Licensed for Civil ceremonies in 4 separate areas; house: 50 guests, Terrace: 250 guests, Pavilion: 200 guests, Orangery: 400 guests. Located on the Leicestershire & Rutland borders, conveniently between the A1 and A47. Country setting featuring parkland, lakes and woodland.
Couples had the opportunity to attend the open day and take a look around the stunning grounds as well as meeting handpicked suppliers recommended by the venue itself.
Being in the wedding industry myself, it is always a huge privileged and pleasure when a venue bring together luxury wedding suppliers who work so hard to produce the wedding of a brides dreams.
For those of you that are looking for wedding suppliers, please browse our pictures and click on any to be taken straight through to their website.
I am happy to say it was a pleasure to have worked with such great suppliers and I know that they would all strive to create your ideal wedding in whichever area they specialise.
Cart & Carriage specialise in luxury catering units, ranging from mobile gourmet Espresso Bars to Prosecco and cocktail Vans!
With unique and personalised options, we can add that special touch to your event.
I enjoyed one of their luxury hot chocolates ( coffee machine powered by pedal! ) Highly recommended!
Next to me at the open day was the amusing and very likeable Nilesh owner of Limelite Photobooths.
Limelite Photobooths understand that everyone requires something a little bit different. Their photo booths and magic mirror can be personalised to entertain guests capturing your amazing moments forever!
No wedding would be complete without flowers and what an amazing opportunity it was to work alongside the fantastic Hiden Floral Designs.
Owner Marco has a natural flair for flowers and has worked with Cavelli, Estee Lauder & Aveda to name a few!
The Krystal Group were also exhibiting, offering not only a stunning variety of mandaps and table dressing but also their Dj booth and dance floor.
Creating truly unique events, Krystal Group offer bespoke event design and management. Understanding your individual requirements, their dedicated team work towards planning your events to reflect your personality.
Keeping our busy bride's to be fed and watered were the amazing Five Rivers Catering.
If you are looking to add some spice to your event with the authentic Indian Catering experience, then you need look no further; Five Rivers will add a flavour of the East to your event.
And of course...there was little old me! Offering my wedding photography services!
I would like to extend my warmest thanks to the whole of the Ladywood Team and all of the suppliers who made me feel so welcome and contributed to a fantastic day!
And of course, thank you to the many wonderful brides who took time to come and chat with me about their big day!
For more information on Ladywood or any of the other suppliers mentioned please contact directly and mention that you saw them on our blog!
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