Tuesday 28 April 2015

The Summer Garden Marquee at Ringwood Hall Hotel

Always dreamt of a Summer Garden wedding? With beautiful landscaped gardens and fairy-tale secret gardens, soft lighting reflecting from your tasteful and luxurious marquee?

If that’s the case, Ringwood Hall Hotel may be your perfect dream marquee venue!

From May until the end of September, Ringwood Hall will be showcasing their high-quality, luxury marquee, set within the six acre award-winning landscaped gardens, cared for by our dedicated employed gardeners who work around the clock to ensure it’s always the perfect setting for your summer/ outdoor wedding celebrations.

Our marquee is nestled away by our secret woodland walk, which was recently discovered and restored to a magical hideaway with tasteful lighting, all overlooking the stunning Derbyshire countryside and our own 29 acres of fields of wild flowers and meadows, making it a perfect setting or your country-like photographs!

Summer marquee wedding celebrations wouldn’t be the same without an outdoor seating area and place for the children (or big kids) to have fun – Whether you are sat under our charmed Victorian gazebo or sat in the open air alongside our colourful planters and perfectly placed tree lights create a special atmosphere.

Marquees are the perfect summer setting whether you are looking for a formal or an informal celebration; we can create you a bespoke wedding plan through our talented wedding team who will be on hand every step of the way to create your dream day.

Ringwood Halls Hotel is holding the next Wedding Showcase on the Sunday 17th May, when for the first time in 2015 the marquee will be available to view, as well as our wonderful licenced suite in the main house, set for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, plus our exceptional four poster and feature bedrooms…

If you would like to view the marquee or other suites before the next wedding show, please call our wedding team on 01246 280077

The images show the marquee erected (with just the flooring), our NEXT BLOG will feature how this shell is transformed into a truly fabulous wedding marque f your dreams!

Friday 24 April 2015

Choosing Bridesmaids’ Dresses

One quick way to alienate your best friends is to choose dresses for them in an ugly shade or an unflattering fit so that you’ll look better in comparison. Avoid this! The idea should be that the bridesmaids’ look complements that of the bride, without being too similar.

For example, if your wedding dress is a shorter, vintage-inspired 50s gown with a big skirt, you wouldn’t want to put your bridesmaids in flowing Grecian dresses would you? It’s all about harmony.

Remember too that (and we’re assuming you’re using adult bridesmaids) you’re dealing with grown women with different body shapes- some might be curvy, others thin, one 5”1 and another 5”10. If this is the case, you might want to choose an overall theme and colour for your bridesmaids -lilac silk dresses, say- and let each woman choose a style that flatters her figure.

Pull the whole thing together with everyone is the same shoes, and the overall look will be attractive and charming without being too matchy-matchy: perfect for your big day, as uncomfortable bridesmaids will detract from the beauty of your photographs! 

While the day will definitely be your own, don’t forget to take your bridesmaids’ opinions into consideration. Perhaps take them shopping with you, and let them try a few things on if time permits. Classic pale blues, creamy yellows, blush pinks and lilacs are all flattering colours for most complexions, and ideal for a spring or summer weddings in our glorious gardens and marquees!

Bolder colours and vintage nude shades can be harder to pull off, but chosen tactfully, they can look amazing and add a brilliant pop of colour to the day and have more of a ‘evening feel, especially within our stunning Victorian dressed rooms for the reception.

Another thing to consider is the accessories. Have your bridesmaids’ overall look echo the feel of the day: if you’re planning a bohemian, whimsical wedding, think about flowers in the bridesmaids’ hair for a hint of festival chic.

For more formal settings, consider elegant one-shoulder full-length dresses for your bridesmaids: this look is very classy and will date well. Pearls are a fail-safe option for wedding jewellery, and shoes in a contrasting colour to the main dress can be very striking. Some boutiques also specialise in matching dresses with adaptable necklines, meaning that the same dress can be worn in a crossover style, with a plunging neckline, or with a dropped waist to create the illusion of curves!

One thing is for sure – whatever your wedding style, Ringwood Hall Hotel can accommodate your special day beautifully! Call our wedding team on 01246 280077

Friday 10 April 2015

Wedding Showcase, Sunday 19th April 2015

Ringwood Hall Hotel are delighted to announce our next Wedding Showcase event, which takes place on Sunday the 19th April between 2-5pm.

Our Wedding Showcases are the perfect opportunity for Bridal Couples to view our beautiful grade two stunning hotel, to see through your own eyes what our hotel can offer you and your future spouse as you plan your special day with us.

Visiting the showcase is totally free, both admission and onsite parking throughout our venue, making it a must attend event.

The day will be filled with featured times so that you can view our beautiful period licensed suites, set for both civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts as well as have a relaxed wander around the hotel to enjoy our award winning gardens, and imagine how your own wedding photography can be staged within such beautiful unique surroundings.

We have a number of specialist wedding planners who will be around to share their many years of experience and answer any questions you may have, our aim is to help you achieve your perfect wedding day.

Don't miss our wedding showcase, 2pm - 5pm on Sunday 19th April, completely free and we even offer a glass of chilled bubbly on your way in!

Ringwood Hall Hotel
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