Osmaston Park

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Who are you, and what do you do?

I am the owner of Osmaston Park and I run the wedding business here.

How did you get started in the wedding business?

My wife and I held our wedding reception at Osmaston Park in 2007 and had such a wonderful day that we thought how nice it would be if we could do this for other people. We haven’t looked back since!

 

What makes your business different from everyone elses?

Osmaston Park!

It really is a unique venue that offers couples the flexibility to tailor their ideal wedding in truly jaw dropping surroundings.

 

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What do you love most about weddings?

Cake!

And of course the fact that we get to be a part of the biggest day of peoples lives and to see their happy journey begin.

Any tip for brides looking at Osmaston Park for their wedding?

Yes – book early to avoid disappointment!

Any special offers on the day?

The opportunity to get married at Osmaston is a pretty special one, but we also promise that any bookings will be immune to any price increases between now and their wedding date.

Anything else you’d like the world to know?

You really will struggle to beat the stunning setting and value for money that Osmaston Park offers!

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Contact Osmaston Park

Contact: Sir Andrew Walker-Okeover

Email: andrew@okeoverestates.com

Web: www.osmastonpark.com

Don’t forget your FREE Fast-track tickets to the Osmaston Park wedding show!

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HBA Photography

 

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Tell us all about you!

We are Hannah & Ben Appleby otherwise known as HBA Photography, we’re a husband a wife team from a little village in South Derbyshire. We have two crazy scruffy dogs – Scampi the Labradoodle and Bella the Newfiepoo. You can read all about us HERE.

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How did you get started in the wedding business?

We got married in 2008 and we loved our wedding day but didn’t like our wedding photos and decided we could do it so much better!! Ben started our business that same year and I joined him in 2010 and we’ve been going strong ever since.

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What makes your business different ?

We are a husband and wife team so really know what weddings are all about. We offer relaxed, non-obtrusive photography and we also offer Stop Motion videos too!  You can see some HERE.

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What do you love most about weddings?

We love to meet new people and to find out all about them, to see what they have planned for their wedding day. It’s great to keep in touch with them after the wedding, we often get to meet their babies too which is awesome!

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Any tip for brides looking into your type of service?

Meet your photographer!! Make sure you get on – it’s the best way to get great photos.

Make sure you see some full weddings, not just the best few images on their website!!

Spend some money on your photographer – you really will get what you pay for!

Check with your registrar or vicar about their policy on photography during the service.

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Anything else you’d like the world to know?

Come and chat to us at the wedding fayre – we’ll have loads of albums on show and if we don’t have any photos of your venue, we’ll be happy to email a link to some after the event!

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HBA Photography

Contact: Hannah & Ben

Email: hello@hbaphotography.com

Web: http://hbaphotography.com/

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Don’t forget your FREE Fast-track tickets to the Osmaston Park Giant Wedding Show!

Top Marques UK

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Who are you, and what do you do?

We are a marquee company based in Derbyshire. We specialize in creating medium-large wedding marquees that are finished to a high standard. We are able to provide practically everything needed for a marquee wedding including marquee, catering, lighting, chairs, tables, flooring, linen, cutlery and more. We work closely with local wedding venues where some of our marquees remain through the year, including the marquee at Osmaston Park.

How did you get started in the wedding business?

We began in 2003. We have a well-established, highly regarded catering company within the family (Uppercrust Caterers – uppercrust.helen@hotmail.co.uk ) and we were always being asked for a quality Marquee Provider. We started by putting up small garden party marquees. Weddings were not something we did much of then. Before long we were asked to provide a larger marquee for a local customer which became a major stepping stone for us. We now do over 100 marquee weddings per year, with the number growing annually!

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What makes your business different from everyone elses?

Without a doubt what separates us from the rest is the way we finish a marquee and the relationship we build with our customers. Every effort is made to ensure the marquee is clean, tidy and the way the customer wanted it. We also spend as much time as we can working with the customer to get what they want out of everything.

What do you love most about weddings?

The great thing about providing wedding marquees is that people are always pleased to see you and look forward to you being there, we visit various different locations, new people all of the time and share in their special day. It is great seeing people enjoy all of the hard work that goes into the planning stages which could of taken years.

Any tip for brides looking into your type of service?

After providing nearly 1000 marquees to a variety of locations, events and people, we always, always tell brides and grooms to:

Sample all and any products and services – businesses are wanting your money so make them earn it!

Don’t believe that the highest price means the best there is – you would not believe the range of prices that exist and they do not reflect quality!

Speak to friends and family that have done this before and get their ideas – perhaps don’t let them take over though!

Stick to your budget – not being able to pay for what you have ordered feels far worse than not having expensive bells & whistles. Guess what? Your guests do not care about the wedding as much as you do!

Relax – if it is becoming stressful, then something is wrong!

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Anything else you’d like the world to know?

We have a partner catering company, Upper Crust Caterers based at our HQ in Longford Ashbourne. We provide traditional English food for weddings, parties, funerals and corporate events. Reasonably priced menus can be provided upon request. We are happy to discuss any catering options with you. Contact Helen on 01335 330476

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Contact Top Marques:

Contact: Chris Adcock / Will Naylor

Email: info@topmarquesuk.com

Web: www.topmarquesuk.com

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