My Lincolnshire Wedding Autumn 2022

Striacroft Jewellers is Louth’s longest established family jewellers. Now under the ownership of its second generation, this gem of a store offers a wide range of high quality diamond, gold and silver jewellery, engagement rings and wedding rings together with watches, clocks and a selection of gorgeous giftware.

A member of both the National Association of Jewellers and The Guild of Master Craftsmen, Striacroft Jewellers offers a variety of services including in-house jewellery and watch repairs, engraving, valuations and insurance. They cater for all budgets with items from as little as £10 to tens of thousands. Along with the selection of new items, there is also a large range of secondhand jewellery.

Among the leading brands stocked are Fei Liu Fine Jewellery, Amore Argento, The Real Effect and Henryka. If you’re looking for a perfect watch, Striacroft Jewellers are main agents for Citizen, Zeppelin, Iron Annie, Kronaby and Lorus watches and you will also find pre-owned luxury brands including Rolex and Omega.

Open Monday to Wednesday, 9am-4.45pm and Friday to Saturday, 9am-4.45pm. For more information visit

Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of Lincolnshire, Stallingborough Grange Hotel has earned an enviable reputation for holding wedding receptions, civil ceremonies and vow renewals over many years. Highly praised for their genuine service, comfortable surroundings and a relaxing home-from-home atmosphere, Stallingborough Grange will help you create the day you have always dreamed of.

The Buttercross Suite is a beautiful room, decorated in neutral tones so you can add your own personal touch making it your individual day.

Visit or call 01469 561302 to talk to one of the wedding advisors, or to book a viewing.

There can’t be many people who aren’t bowled over by the sight of the Petwood Hotel as they approach the house along its short rhododendron lined drive. As one of the most charming locations in Lincolnshire, the historic hotel sits on the outskirts of the village of Woodhall Spa on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Built as the country residence of Edwardian Baroness, Lady Grace Weigall, the house sits in 30 acres of woodland and award-winning gardens creating a stunning backdrop for couples looking for that perfect wedding venue and setting.

“At the Petwood we understand that no two weddings are the same so our events team and chefs will work with couples to create the perfect menu for their big day. This can include anything from a buffet, full banqueting or Afternoon Tea. We also work with an extensive network of partners offering everything couples might need or think of for their big day. Why not come along and see us and explore the grounds and enjoy the views that have delighted couples for many years?

“Licensed for all types of weddings including civil ceremonies and outdoor ceremonies, the Petwood team are highly experienced in delivering the perfect wedding for every couple that walks through the door. For couples wanting to discuss their day in more detail, speak to our team to arrange an appointment with our Weddings Manager. Come and see for yourself what makes Petwood so special for our couples.”

The Dower House Hotel, in the heart of Woodhall Spa, is a hidden gem. Nestled in the trees opposite the Bracken Course of the Woodhall Spa Golf Course, the hotel is a private and tranquil setting for any occasion. The Edwardian House exudes charm, and the beautiful grounds provide a stunning backdrop for those picture-perfect memories.

The hotel’s Orchard Suite has undergone a refurbishment and has been transformed into an elegant space with cool grey tones and neutral fabrics. It will make for a wonderful venue for your perfect day. All of the public spaces of the hotel have been transformed this year, keeping its country house elegance but with a touch of modernity.

The Dower House Hotel had an amazing start to the year, having been awarded Best Venue in Lincolnshire by both the Hitched and Bridebook wedding planning websites. If you are thinking about getting married in Lincolnshire, get in touch with their lovely wedding planner, Carolyn. Their wedding packages have been carefully designed to make planning a wedding as easy as possible – and if these do not suit your dream day Carolyn will create a bespoke package just for you.

The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies in several of its elegant event rooms, as well as the stunning folly in the garden with its willow tree canopy. With event rooms catering for wedding meals from 6 people to 120 people, The Dower House Hotel offers a delightful choice of setting for any size of wedding. For larger celebrations the Orchard Suite, with its dedicated bar and capacity of 180 people for the Evening Reception, is stunning – the dancefloor area even has its own (LED) starry sky.

More details can be found online: or you can email Carolyn: or call 01526 352588.

The iconic Renaissance at Kelham Hall combines style and elegance for a perfect wedding setting.

Whether you’re planning a stylish intimate wedding with a handful of guests or a spectacular celebration with hundreds of friends and family, the Renaissance at Kelham Hall provides a luxurious setting which more than delivers on your vision of perfection.

This iconic 19th-century stately home, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1863, lies in 44 acres of picturesque parkland with manicured grounds in the Trent Valley, near Newark, providing a stunning backdrop to your special celebrations.

The Renaissance at Kelham Hall, which has recently been carefully restored to its former glory, includes several stunning state rooms which retain their original features, making it the perfect place for hosts and guests to enjoy making lasting memories.

Hospitality professionals
Here the attentive expert team, who are experienced in hosting a wide range of multi-cultural functions, are on hand to deliver a range of classic wedding packages.

As hospitality professionals, the team can also provide bespoke options for tailor-made celebrations while guiding you every step of the way in delivering your dream wedding day.

Civil ceremonies are available in a choice of five licensed rooms, while the beautiful summerhouse offers open-air ceremonies overlooking the riverside meadow.

Religious ceremonies are also available at St Wilfrid’s, a stunning 12th-century church set within the grounds of the hall.

Intimate or guests galore
No matter the size and style of your wedding celebrations, there are plenty of options to choose from.

If you’re looking for a truly intimate gathering in gorgeous surroundings, the exquisitely decorated Dining Room with its own bar offers an idyllic reception area with large windows looking out onto the stylish gardens and King’s Walk, with outdoor access through the Cedar Room.

Perfect for larger weddings, The Great Hall provides a breathtaking setting with its many original features and impressive ‘flying arch’ providing a dramatic setting – perfect for dancing the night away.

Whatever type of special wedding day you wish for, the Renaissance at Kelham Hall offers a balance of elegance and grandeur at every turn, with endless scope and flexibility to create your perfect vision, while also helping to deliver lifelong memories.

For more information about The Renaissance at Kelham Hall, please call 01636 390 500,
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If you’re looking to get your wedding celebrations off to a swinging start, dynamic singer and popular vocalist Gilly Bee can help you set the perfect tone with a personalised selection of your favourite tunes.

With more than 25 years’ experience as an outstanding entertainer in cabaret, theatre and on cruise ships, Gilly prides herself on “giving the happy couple a perfect evening to round off their perfect day”.

As a professional entertainer, she performs as a solo artist or in a duo with guitarist Nick T, providing background vocals over dinner, or filling the dancefloor and DJ’ing in between sets.

Gilly’s repertoire covers well-known songs from jazz to Motown, pop to glam rock and every genre in between from the past eight decades.

Gilly says: “I’m a real people person and love to see everyone dancing, singing, and having a good time, and if my clients are having a good time – then my job is done!”

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As a passionate and creative photographer dedicated to providing a friendly and relaxed professional service, talented specialist Victoria Louise always goes the extra mile.

Victoria Louise Photo Studio is a contemporary photography service, based in Gainsborough, offering stunning high-quality, affordable wedding photography for all, including payment plans.

“I understand that each couple is unique and encourage prospective clients to book a complimentary consultation in advance of their big day to meet me in person and view my wedding gallery and discuss the products and packages I offer.”

Victoria describes her documentary-style wedding photography as “contemporary”.

“I mix both traditionally posed images with candid ‘in the moment’ imagery and shoot natural light where possible to really capture the true authentic moment in time.

“Memories will fade in time, however wedding photographs allow you to relive your special day while preserving your family legacy with beautiful artwork in the album I provide with all my packages, which provides a keepsake for years to come.”

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If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd as a special wedding guest, Lucy Davies at The Dress Room will help you create that chic, modern and stylish look.

Based in Southwell, The Dress Room offers a range of leading designers, together with exciting unique labels, ideal for individual tastes, sizes (8-24) and budgets (from £100 to £1,300).

“Every dress is hand-picked by me with styles to suit all body shapes,” explains Lucy, a trained milliner who also offers specialist hat hire. “When you book an appointment, clients have my undivided attention on a one-to-one basis and I pride myself on making clients feel relaxed and comfortable throughout their personalised shopping experience.”

As well as advice on dresses and headwear, Lucy also helps clients choose and source matching shoes, bags, jewellery, as well as hairstyles and even underwear.

“As a mother of the bride or groom and being the centre of attention can make people anxious and self conscious, and occasion-wear is usually out of their comfort zone.

“I care that my ladies not only look fabulous, but more importantly that they feel comfortable and confident in the dress they choose.”

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If you’re looking for a stylish and welcoming place to stay in the heart of Lincoln, which offers quality accommodation with all the creature comforts of home and more, The Poplars Boutique Bed & Breakfast is the ideal choice.

Owners Martin and Heike Czimmerl, a discerning well travelled husband and wife team, have designed this private period guest house based on their own global experiences – “one which we ourselves would like to stay in!”

Located in a secluded city centre position, close to historical and cultural attractions, shopping areas and waterfront, The Poplars has been created with an eye for detail as a clean and comfortable haven for visitors in search of affordable accommodation with its own unique style and guest parking.

Netflix and free WiFi) plus complimentary refreshments.

breakfast options, including omelettes, Eggs Benedict, pancakes and pastries, together with vegetarian and vegan options.

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Same sex marriage was legalised in 2014 and Harlaxton Manor, near Grantham, had not held a male same sex wedding until recently.

Ashley and Kevin held their wedding at the Manor on Saturday 30th July marking a moment in the Manor’s near 200-year history.

The couple met anonymously online a few years ago when Kevin reached out for support in understanding his sexuality, having only been in a heterosexual relationship before. It was during this time that the pair fell in love, having never met one another.

In 2020, Kevin and Ashley finally met in person and started dating.

walking in the grounds of Harlaxton Manor, Kevin asked Ashley to marry him by the river as the clock struck 3pm. The ring was exchanged and the two agreed that the Manor was so beautiful, that only there could they see themselves exchanging their vows.

celebrate the special day, local businesses were used to decorate the stately rooms and the local grammar school provided the musicians to play live at the wedding.

The couple walked down the aisle at 2pm to Calum Scott’s song ‘Biblical’, wearing white suits from a boutique store in London owned by a gay couple. The dining tables were dedicated to gay rights activities and LGBTQ+ people who’ve changed history.

Ashley and Kevin are so grateful to their entourage for their support which includes Kevin’s own daughters, Teegan and Maizie, who walked him down the aisle, Sophie and James for their steady guiding hand and Tom for his incredible heart-warming, belly-laughing speech!

An incredible day, making history, and all captured in some amazing photos and drone footage by

The couple hope that their story inspires others.


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