Your East Midlands Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 54)

NEWS Nearlywed All the latest from around the region MOMENTS THAT MATTER To help couples create the perfect personalised day, Jools Wedding Celebrant is offering a complimentary ceremony add-on to make weddings extra special. Based in Nottingham, the company works with nearlyweds throughout the planning journey to create exclusive and unique ceremonies with no restrictions. Couples can exchange vows at any time and location by having a celebrantled wedding. Ceremonies can be funny, serious or quirky – so get creative and think outside the box! Couples can have loved ones participate, and their pets are welcome to join in. Owner Julia Gaunt will guide pairs every step of the way, and they’ll know they’re in safe hands. After sharing their love story, how much they mean to each other and any future hopes/dreams, Julia will work her magic to create memorable ceremonies. The company offers several add-on ceremony services that are usually at an additional fee. Two popular options include the candle or sand ceremonies, which are great ways for couples to involve loved ones and take home a special memento of their day. Julia is currently offering either of these services complimentary for bookings made before April 1st 2023. Get in touch with the company to discuss the offer here: Check out: FASHION-FORWARD Nottinghamshire-based Ashleigh Richards Bridal is celebrating its new Mon Cheri collection by Martin Thornburg. The seven new gowns coming soon are full of stunning details from beautiful sleeves, delicate lace, beautiful silhouettes and gorgeous backs. The boutique is set within a charming chapel built in 1888, with more than 130 years of history. After a fire broke out in 2014, the chapel required a complete renovation to bring new life and purpose to the space – it’s now the ideal setting to find the one. Brides can find gowns from White Rose Bridal, LouLou Bride, Louise Bentley Bridalwear, Millie Grace, Sincerity Bridal, Herawhite Bridal and more. Prices range from £1,000 to £2,100 and payment plans are available upon request. Michelle Martin, who has recently joined the team last year, has loved working with brides around the region. She says, “The best part of the job is when our customers’ faces light up, and we all know she has found the one!” Check out: WINNING IN LOVE Situated in the East Midlands, Emily White Music has won the Best Wedding Musical Act at The Wedding Industry Awards 2023 for the second year. The company’s owner Emily White is a multi-awardwinning singer and pianist who performs a unique blend of music that hints at her love for jazz, soul and the finest songwriters of the 70s to the present day. She is thrilled with the achievement as it shows her hard work and talent are paying off. With more than 10 years of experience, Emily has an extensive repertoire and strives to provide a bespoke and highly personalised experience for couples on their special day. She’s happy to travel UK-wide and further afield. The company is perfect if couples are looking for a romantic and chilled drinks reception set or a lively and upbeat set for the evening reception to get guests on the dancefloor. Emily is available to book solo or with her duo, trio or four-piece band. Check out: LOCAL NEWS 9