Your East Midlands Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 60)

NEWS Nearlywed All the latest from around the region BLOOMING BEAUTIFUL SETTING Although best known as Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens, Barnsdale Gardens in the East Midlands is fast becoming an extremely fashionable wedding venue for those who enjoy beautiful surroundings. The spaces are open all year round, and weddings can take place in any season with many taking place in winter. The venue’s dedicated team have the experience and passion to make weddings perfect. They appreciate that each wedding is unique and with this in mind, their planning and packages are flexible, aiming to fit any requirements. The team has recently celebrated the venue’s 40th anniversary of the gardens after the much-loved BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton founded Barnsdale in 1983, developing the gardens from a pasture he had ploughed. Discover the venue: FEELING PEACHY Pantone, the global colour authority and provider of professional colour language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has introduced the colour of the year that’s sure to impact 2024 weddings - PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz! The velvety and gentle peach embraces the spirit by enriching the mind, body and soul. In times of turmoil in many aspects of life, the need for nurturing, empathy and compassion grows stronger, as do imaginings of a more peaceful future. The warm and cosy shade highlights the desire for togetherness with others and the feeling of the sanctuary this creates. It adds a sense of tenderness, communicating a message of caring, sharing, community and collaboration. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director at Pantone Color Institute, says. “A cosy peach hue softly nestled between pink and orange, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm, offering us a space to be, feel, heal and flourish from whether spending time with others or taking the time me to enjoy a moment by ourselves. Sensitive but sweet and airy, the year’s colour evokes a new modernity. It’s a quietly sophisticated and contemporary peach with depth whose gentle lightness is understated but impactful, bringing beauty to the digital world. Poetic and romantic, with a clean peach tone with a vintage vibe, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz reflects the past yet has been rephrased to have a contemporary ambience. WINNING IN LOVE For fashion-forward bridal luxury in the heart of the Peak District, look no further than Charlotte Elizabeth Bridal! The multi-award-winning boutique in Derbyshire provides beautiful gowns from some of the world’s leading designers. The team is over-the-moon to have been announced as the East Midlands Regional Winner for the Bridal Retailer, est. less than four years at the Wedding Industry Awards 2024. Owner Charlotte Burton says, “I was ecstatic and very proud when they announced it. It’s taken lots of hard work and it feels like my biggest achievement to date, especially as we’re an independent business unlike others in the industry that have big teams to do all the different roles. I think it’s down to my personal approach to my customers. They deal directly with me through the whole journey, so I often get to know them over a year, from when they first shop for a dress to all the fittings and then on the morning of the wedding. Some stores won’t offer that same level of personal service.” From timeless classics and ultra-feminine and supermodern designs to dazzling headpieces and elegant veils, the boutique offers the ultimate setting, offering styleconscious brides everything needed to turn heads. The team is dedicated to helping couples every step of the way to ensure they can relax and enjoy every moment of the experience. But, most importantly, they’ll ensure brides have fun along the way! Discover: 8