Destination Weddings Gold Guide Special 2024

Page 151

£8.99 • WANDH26 BRITAIN’S BIGGEST SELLING BRIDAL TITLE weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com A SEVEN-NIGHT STAY IN THE Maldivian ‘ISLAND OF LOVE’! 276 Feel the Romance PICTURE-PERFECT LOVE STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU fresh ideas for the new season WIN Kick off the celebrations NEW FASHIONS PRETTY FLORALS BLOOMING DETAILS SpringThe UKWHA Pg 53 HAS SPRUNG! RELIVE THE MAGIC OF THE 2024 WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS AWARDS
skydiamond.com

Stars on Earth; Diamonds Born from The Sky

British Made Diamonds

physical.spiritual.cultural.edible.and more.

blame her ranch new mexico, usa

Photo Credit: Sweet William Photo & Film

physical.spiritual.cultural.edible.and more.

The Land of Enchantment offers so many unique enhancements to make your wedding and honeymoon special and memorable. New Mexico is an outdoorsman's dream, but it is also a land of world-class dining, art, and spa treatments all offered under our almost perfect weather.

Come and say your I Do’s and then enjoy all the enhancements only New Mexico can offer.

blame her ranch new mexico, usa

Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: \Blamer Photography Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: Gabriella Marks Photography Photo Credit: Blamer Photography hatch chile 4 star dining abo salinas mission massages at bhr cattle herding at bhr green chile cheeseburger tipi glamping

physical.spiritual.cultural.edible.and more.

blame her ranch

new mexico, usa

hot air ballooning
skeet shooting at bhr shishito margarita wagon glamping at bhr Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: Blamer Photography Photo Credit: Blamer Photography Photo Credit: Talitha Tarro Photography Photo Credit: Steven St. John Photography

blame her ranch new mexico, usa

575.421.0128
physical.spiritual.cultural.edible.and more. blameherranch.com
Photo Credit: Blamer Photography Photo Credit: Steven St. John Photography Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Photo Credit: Blamer Photography Photo Credit: New Mexico TRUE Fishing on the pecos shopping santa fe plaza cauldron hot tub at bhr bhr main lodge meow wolf rafting

Led by Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, a luxury fashion industry veteran, La Fête is the high-end wedding & event planning company with a difference, particularly in its multicultural approach. Operating from their Central London offices, Charlotte and her quadrilingual team work nationwide and globally, delivering award-winning magic, with especially close ties to the UK’s leading wedding suppliers and most unique vendors.

Creating memories is the company’s credo, and beautiful memories are exactly what we can promise you when you choose to work with La Fête on your big day.

www.la-fete.com • @officiallafete • charlotte@la-fete.com • +44 (0)207 427 6088

Dear Couples,

Welcome to the much-anticipated Awards Special of the magazine. In this edition, you’ll find the breakdown of our beautiful event and meet everyone who made a di erence in creating the inaugural edition of the United Kingdom Weddings & Honeymoons Awards.

To relive the magic of the night, turn to page 53 and get wrapped up in the elegance and splendour of our event. From everyone making an entrance in their beautiful outfits to the announcement of the award winners, every moment was unforgettable. And, if you’ve missed the main event… One lucky couple, Summer and Ash, walked away with the prize of a lifetime by winning our ‘Win your Wedding’ competition worth £50,000, inclusive of a honeymoon! For anyone who is still looking to plan their special day, don’t worry as we will shortly start running next year’s wedding prize, so stay tuned!

Our issue is also filled to the brim with spring inspiration as we kick-start the busiest season for weddings. With spring in full swing, find blooming ideas to adorn your special day in our ‘All the Pretty’ starting on page 22, and if you’re looking for the perfect spot to exchange vows, we have a selection of chic countryside retreats ready to welcome your special day. And, if you are in desperate need of reliable suppliers to help you through the wedding planning months, head to our Planning section and meet our dedicated vendors, from photographers to DJs, we have it all!

For travel advice, head over to page 142 and let our destinations sweep you o your feet. Whether you are looking for a minimoon city break or a far-flung honeymoon escape, we look for the top destinations for couples to lose themselves in and create memories. From the peaks of Switzerland to the unspoilt landscapes of Jamaica, find what suits your style of travel on our pages. And, for your chance to win a honeymoon in the Maldives, go to page 172 and find out how to jet o to OBLU SELECT Lobigili.

Happy Planning!

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 11 This issue is sponsored by Eleonora Tucci Group Editor Email me at: et@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com
Editor's Letter
Eleonora x
COCOCOLLECTION.COM +960 664 6600 | reservations@cococollection.com

THE GOODIE BAG

A deep-dive inside the UKWHA goodie bag inclusions.

RAINBOW CLUB COMPETITION

Our competition to win some fashionable bridal treats for your day.

THE OVERVIEW

The low-down on our inaugural UKWHA ceremony at Kew Gardens.

THE UKWHA WINNERS

Raise a glass and congratulate our 2024 UKWHA title-holders.

THE FINALISTS

Get to know our finalists from our twenty one award categories.

MEET OUR WEDDING WINNERS

A Q&A with our £50,000 wedding winners, Summer & Ash.

CELEBRATION CC Weddings & Events made this couple’s dreams come true. CRAZY IN LOVE

Wedding Agency planned an extraordinary day.

shoot turned into a real life wedding!

16 42 50 Planning A DANISH
ONCE
A
Dafina
SERENDIPITOUS
A
106 110 114 118 122 53 The Details The W-edit ALL THE PRETTY Beauty, fashion and eco-friendly favourites to complement your style. DESIGNER
We shine the light on the bridal designers we love this season.
22 25 31 39 Featured Weddings CONTENTS 26
DREAM This happy couple curated their very own wedding newspaper.
UPON
TIME IN BREISGAU
and Massi smiled at every moment on their fairytale day. A
Melodica
SPONTANEOUS SOIRÉE Lilly & Joe’s styled
SPOTLIGHT
PEACH FUZZ A pantone wheel dedicated to the hottest spring colour. BRIDE DIARIES The next instalment in our luxury Editor’s bridal journey!
50 Win SHOES
VEIL WORTH
22 Issue JAMESMASONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM QUIZCLOTHING.CO.UK ALL ABOUT OUR UKWHA
&
£400
The UKWHA
54 56 58 66 45 FREYAROSE.COM 83 92 LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU Find the perfect sound to complement your big day. BAKED WITH LOVE
top recommendations for
on your wedding day. RAINBOWCLUB.CO.UK
Our
cake makers
Contents WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 17 128 131 152 172 VISIT US ON INSTAGRAM @weddingshoneymoonsmedia | TWITTER @ WandHmagazine | FACEBOOK @weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia CONTACT US Contact a team member by using their initials followed by @weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | GENERAL info@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | Telephone: 00 44 (0) 333 455 9484 | Want to be featured? Send your stories, images and real weddings to info@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Venues Travel 172 COUNTRYSIDE CHARMERS Wedding venues that celebrate what we love about the UK. SAY ‘I DO’ TO SHROPSHIRE From MUA’s to photographers, the best suppliers for the region. LOVE IN THE HILLS OF NAJMA PROSECCO A family-run business that celebrates wonderful wines in Italy. WIN A HONEYMOON TO THE MALDIVES Your chance to win a seven-night escape to OBLU SELECT Lobigili. 128 170 NORTONPARKHOTEL.COM LINEFOTOGRAFIE 122 COLOURSOFOBLU.COM WIN 7 NIGHTS IN MALDIVESTHE
For the rural Cotswold wedding you’ve always dreamed about, you couldn’t choose better than The Great Tythe Barn. www.gtb.co.uk events@gtb.co.uk 01666 502475 @thegreattythebarn @thegreattythebarnandhouse

COMMERCIAL Commercial Director

Anthony Baines tb@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Client Services Director Tracey Game tg@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Account Director (Italy)

Maria F. De Tommaso mf@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Account Director (Fashion) Savannah Rose sr@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Account Director (UK) Agnes Jones aj@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Account Director

Matt O Hagen mo@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

SOCIAL MEDIA

Ella Howarth eh@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

Address: Weddings & Honeymoons Limited 11-13 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1AD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Parry Cockwell pc@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com

VISIT US ON INSTAGRAM @weddingshoneymoonsmedia | TWITTER @WandHmagazine | PINTEREST Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine | FACEBOOK @weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia CONTACT US GENERAL info@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | Telephone: 00 44 (0) 333 455 9484 | Want to be featured? Send your stories, images and real weddings to submissions@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com ON THE COVER DRESS Lovett Anne Barge, annebarge.com, @annebarge EDITORIAL Group Editor Eleonora Tucci et@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Creative Director Charlotte Saunders cs@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Features Editor Callum Topazio ct@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Luxury Brands & Destinations Editor Emily Williams ew@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Writer
Eagle
Intern
Chana
Lulu
le@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com Design
Priya
pk@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 19
All great love stories need a great soundtrack www.consciousclubband.com consciousclubband@gmail.com @consciousclubband @consciousclub

W-edit The

We are putting three new designers in the spotlight as we focus on the bridal collections our editors are loving this season, as well as some inspiration for how to style your day according to the Pantone colour of the year.

ROLLINGINROSES.CO.UK WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 21

a the pretty

Ace your aisle style with sustainable wedding dresses and vegan beauty products to help our planet.

NEEDLE & THREAD

Curate your dream wedding wardrobe with Needle & Thread's ready-to-wear bridal options. In a range of romantic styles, from glittering gowns to enchanting capes, you can dress the whole wedding party right down to the flower girl. The Phoenix V-Neck gown features a cascading ru e skirt for a stylish touch.

LUCIELA

Luciela have three key words when it comes to creating lingerie: beauty, comfort and sustainability. Each piece undergoes fittings and tests on all di erent shapes and sizes to ensure the fit is perfect for all and they don't subscribe to fast fashion, meaning you get a high-quality product you can treasure forever.

BAKED BY STEPH

Want to send some love to your bestie for helping with wedding planning? Or maybe your mum for all her advice? Baked By Steph o er a range of tasty treats from letterbox cookies to personalised cakes so you can share the joy. Take your mind o the wedmin with their DIY icing kits for a cute date night with your love!

HARRIET WILDE

For a pair of shoes so comfy and stylish you will want to wear them again after your wedding day, choose from Harriet Wilde's 2024 Bridal Collection. With styles spanning from block heels and wedge sandals to beaded designs and embellished heels, you can follow the hottest trend of the wedding season: personalisation.

22
ELLERA CINQUE RING, £119 SIFJAKOBS.UK PHASES OF THE GODDESS CANDLE, £35 CHLOBO.CO.UK POPPY ROBE LUCIELA.EU BRIDESMAID DRESSES QUIZCLOTHING.CO.UK AMY PLATFORM WITH PINK CHERRY, £530 HARRIETWILDE.COM FLIRTY LIP OIL, £18 VARUBEAUTY.COM LOVEHEART LETTERBOX COOKIES, £27 BAKEDBYSTEPH.CO.UK ELLERA EARRINGS, £65 SIFJAKOBS.UK PHOENIX GOWN NEEDLEANDTHREAD.COM

JIMMY CHOO

The 2024 Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection fuses timeless glamour and design expertise, celebrating iconic styles and new ideas in a range of bridal accessories. The Avenue Mini Shoulder bag features a structured silhouette and compartmental interior for a smart and tailored look that is ideal to house all of your big day essentials.

CAKE DESIGN BY HOLLY MILLER

For extravagant and unique luxury bespoke bakes, opt for Cake Design by Holly Miller. As an awardwinning baker, we guarantee you are in very safe hands. Based in Somerset, her cakes are designed, created and baked in her own home and feature all the latest trends and styles to be the perfect centrepiece for your wedding day dessert table.

HAIR SYRUP

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day, so get prepped with Hair Syrup. With a range of tiktok viral products from soothing syrups, handy kits and caring creams, your hair will be the star of the show in your wedding album. Their Rose Bloom Hair Oil is a triple threat, working as a primer, finisher and protector to repair damage from within. A cocktail of deep vanilla and marshmallow scents will leave you smelling sweet and your hair stronger than ever. So, for glowing and healthy hair on your big day, choose Hair Syrup.

INDIEBRIDE LONDON

This trailblazing sustainable brand is based in London and features a very exciting material in 'The Prairie Song' bridal collection: Eucalyptus. A first for the bridal world, using the eucalyptus plant within the fabric adds a unique eco-concious twist but sustains the luxurious feel to the dresses. The collection is an ode to love, freedom and the untamed spirit of the wild prairie with a range of bohemian dresses that redefine bridal fashion. You can also customise your dress to tailor it to your specific wedding day, ensuring a one-of-a-kind feel from walking down the aisle right up to dancing the night away!

MY FIRST CANDY PLAYSET, £40 LOVECANDYCOAT.COM
LUXURY
CAKE CAKEDESIGNBYHOLLYMILLER.COM
MONTANA INDIEBRIDELONDON.CO.UK
WEDDING
AVENUE MINI SHOULDER BAG, £1395 JIMMYCHOO.COM WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 23 Th e W-edit CREATION SET COLLECTION 01,
EXPERIMENTALPERFUMECLUB.COM
CHAMPAGNE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING, £5200 RUTHTOMLINSON.COM
£110
ULTRABLAND FACIAL CLEANSER, £11 LUSH.COM
A5 VEGAN NOTEBOOKS, £35.95 UK.BURGA.COM ROSE BLOOM HAIR OIL, £24.99 HAIRSYRUP.CO.UK
BOMBSHELLHQ.COM

JULIE VINO

Romanzo: Mirage 2024

As Fashion Week hit worldwide stages around the globe recently, we got a glimpse of the trends ready and waiting to hit the bridal world, and we can predict that Julie Vino’s latest collection will be hot for 2024 brides. The Mirage 2024 Collection is part of the Romanzo branch of Vino’s design house, known for its iconic silhouettes and dramatic designs that will certainly pull focus on the big day. The latest instalment, Mirage, is no disappointment, with glistening figure-hugging gowns and feathered capes, it is equal parts sexy and stunning. Extravagant details like pearls, crystals and tulle all shroud the collection in an air of glamour, reflecting the modern day bride one design at a time. Plus, the sheer element to each dress is totally on-trend and we can’t wait to see this hitting the aisle soon. julievino.com

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 25 The W-edit

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Fall 2024

Bridal Collection

In a mystical realm of historic Italian gardens and ethereal bouquets of Baby’s Breath, Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2024 Bridal Collection comes to life. Taking notes from the most inspirational of moodboards, nature itself, these floral designs convey a symphony of romantic silhouettes and delicate detailing for a show-stopping moment. Despite the timeless feel, the collection also appeals to the fashionable ‘it-girl’ with interchangeable jackets, diverse hemlines and sculpted corsetry included in the fashion suite, seamlessly blending the old with the new. Fresh flowers cascade from hair to hem, effortlessly transporting your aisle style to the hidden hills of Italy to capture the timeless romance every bride seeks. This opulent lineup shouts La Dolce Vita for your big day.

moniquelhuillier.com

26

JJ'S HOUSE

Deck out the whole wedding party in the enchanting and diverse styles of JJ’s House. From their trending bridal dresses with a variety of silhouettes and designs perfect to suit every bride, to the wide array of bridesmaid and wedding guest dresses on offer, JJ’s House serve choice and quality for your big day. The brand are committed to inclusivity and customisation with an array of dream dresses for all body types and identities, plus with a 'Try-On at Home’ service and your very own custom-made dress created within a month, the team at JJ’s House are bringing innovation to their slice of the wedding industry. Find a design to suit you and ensure you feel your best on your magical day with JJ’s House. jjshouse.com

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 27 The W-edit

OLIVER’S BRIDAL AND FORMALWEAR IS AN AWARD-WINNING, FAMILY-OWNED BOUTIQUE IN THE HEART OF HODDESDON IN HERTFORDSHIRE. ESTABLISHED TWENTY YEARS AGO, WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON TREATING OUR BRIDES WITH THE UTMOST CARE. LET US HELP GUIDE YOU TO THE MOST IMPORTANT DRESS DECISION YOU’LL EVER HAVE TO MAKE.

BY APPOINTMENT

www.oliversbridalandformalwear.co.uk

102 High Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8HD Tel: 01992 444 217

Premier stockists of Stella York, Dando London and Richard Designs

wedding ad.indd 3 01/02/2024 09:34
@jjshouse.uk
www.jjshouse.com
@jjshouse_uk

We’re peachy keen for the Pantone colour of the year to style your big day!

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 31 Th e W-edit 1 4 5 7 8 9 11
Peach Fuzz
3
4
5
6
7
Placemat tru etablescapes.co.uk 8 Rose Cake
9 Love Macarons emmadodicakes.com 10 Serenity Champage Sterling Silver Ring lynalondon.com 11 Tonal Wedding Invitation papier.com 12 Satin Crepe Gown johnlewis.com 13 Candle Holder Legerro Peach Whip salternativefurniture.ie 3 13
1 Rodos headpiece mervebayindir.com 2 Ellera Cinque Ring si akobs.uk
Peach Enamel Bead Hoops seolgold.com
Touch Table Lamp dunelm.com
Peach Gingham Wrapping Paper makingmeadows.co.uk
Pastel Pink Fringe Dress coastfashion.com
Apricot Embroidered Flower
whiskaway.online
32
Suit Up! Read our exclusive interview with Ian Fielding-Calcutt, founder of the award-winning tailoring company Fielding & Nicholson…

WHEN DID YOU FIRST ESTABLISH FIELDING & NICHOLSON, AND WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO START YOUR TAILORING COMPANY?

The business was established in 2007. I was already working in the industry and could see the need for a higher-quality product delivered to the client with no hassle. The product could be made to the highest quality globally without the price tag of more established brands.

TELL US ABOUT THE NEW IDEAS YOU BROUGHT TO THE TAILORING WORLD…

In the tailoring world, service has never been the main priority - we pinned this as our main USP. Offering a unique 5-year guarantee, flexibility on locations to suit the client, a focus on follow-up and a truly bespoke service.

DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING A BESPOKE SUIT. HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM BUYING A NORMAL SUIT?

The measurements and fitting are crucial. We take up to 20 measurements, as well as photographs, to create a bespoke profile for our clients which is kept on a computerised system. Choice is another aspect as we have access to over 5000 cloths. Once we have a client’s profile set they can choose from any cloths to make their perfect piece. We have over 70 years’ worth of experience between us. When a client gets measured they can be safe in the knowledge it will be by someone who has devoted their life to the industry.

DO YOU CATER A LOT TO GROOMS? AND WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THEY OPT FOR A TAILORMADE SUIT?

Yes, we do and have catered for over 100 weddings in our 20year history. Not only will the suit be a good investment for a day, with the memories and photographs to last a lifetime, the suit can also be used again and again following the big day. Finally, the suit will fit the groom in a way that the peg cannot.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PROVIDING THE WINNER OF OUR WEDDING COMPETITION WITH A SUIT FOR HIS WEDDING?

We’re excited that the winner of the wedding competition will be able to experience a Fielding & Nicholson suit, on one of the most important days of their life. We’re confident that, for the winner, it will be an experience they will love, and we know they will be coming back for more.

For your bespoke suit, visit fieldingandnicholson.com

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 33 The W-edit

Enchanting Elegance

Luxury bridal cashmere now and forever

Enjoy complimentary monogramming using code BRIDETW*

www.thetravelwrapcompany.com

+44 (0) 1425 613731 | info@thetravelwrapcompany.com

* One monogrammed letter on selected wraps.

Special Sustainability

The sweet scent of blossom in the springtime is a reminder of the precious nature of the world. In our sustainability section, Skydiamond shares why the climate should be a core consideration when choosing your wedding jewellery, and Sapling Spirits showcases their planet-friendly spirits.

Carbon From The Sky

For Diamonds

When searching for a diamond, you’ll get to know the four C’s - cut, colour, clarity and carat. Here’s why you should consider climate as the fifth C.

skydiamond.com

Picking out a proposal ring for your partner is a powerful moment in your love story. It’s an emblem of your engagement, a circle of your solidarity, and a promise for your future. Walking into the world of diamonds is also an educational process, where you’ll come to understand the universal grading system defined by four hallmarks of quality. Here’s a guideline to the renowned 4 C’s and an extra climate credential that distinguishes Skydiamond as the ultimate diamond producer of the future.

1. CUT

Experienced Diamond Cutters understand the way that light refracts through precious stones when they are cut into di erent shapes, such as Round, Pear, Oval, Marquise, and more. Once cut, the grading process then takes brightness, dispersion, scintillation, weight ratio, durability, polish, and symmetry into consideration. The better the cut, the more brilliant the sparkle!

2. COLOUR

When it comes to colour, Diamond Graders are actually measuring the lack of colour in the stone. To do this, they inspect against a pure white surface, with specific lighting and viewing conditions. Typically, the less colour, the more valuable the diamond, or if you’re drawn to the rainbow colours of Fancy-Colour diamonds, they have an entirely di erent scale.

3. CLARITY

Every diamond is unique and can be marked or blemished during its formation. These ‘inclusions’ tell the story of the diamond, like a fingerprint. Gemmologists use a clarity grading scale to measure each diamond’s purity, by evaluating the size, number, nature, location and colour of the inclusions. Usually, the more flawless the diamond, the higher its value.

4. CARAT

Carat refers to the weight of the diamond, using a special weighing scale. One carat is the equivalent of 0.2 grams, and a larger carat determines a higher value. However, the carat of the diamond doesn’t necessarily indicate its size, as you could have two one-carat diamonds next to each other, yet one is larger than the other.

5. CLIMATE

In today’s world, where the alarming impacts of global warming continue to escalate, consumerism must be conscious of its e ects on the climate. Rather than scouring the earth for traditional diamonds, Skydiamond has changed the future of the industry by mining from the sky at their Diamond Works in the Cotswolds.

By harvesting carbon from the polluted air and refining it to its essence, they work in harmony with Mother Nature to develop the world’s cleanest diamonds. Skydiamond has also proudly partnered with UK-based AnchorCert Gemmological Laboratory, to ensure the maximum quality and traceability standards of every diamond. Remarkable and revolutionary, Skydiamond paves the way to a more brilliant tomorrow.

36

Kind Spirits

SPRING COCKTAILS FOR YOU…

Sapling is a great addition to your wedding day. By serving a bottle of Sapling during your wedding or by gifting your guests Sapling as a favour, you are planting a tree for every bottle. On each one, you have a unique code telling you about the location where the tree has been planted and the type of tree, so you can go home knowing you have made a difference and have a special wedding sapling growing somewhere in the country.

Sapling Raspberry Mule:

INGREDIENTS:

50ml Sapling Raspberry + Hibiscus Vodka

10ml Citric Acid

Topped with Ginger Beer

GARNISH: Dehydrated Lime

Apple of my Sapling:

INGREDIENTS:

50ml Sapling Vodka

50ml Apple Juice

Topped with Indian Tonic

GARNISH: Dehydrated Apple

“The high starch content of the wheat leaves a fresh finish and a hint of natural sweetness that makes Sapling Vodka so easy to drink.”

ROOTED LOVE…

Just like relationships, Sapling is born in the most natural of ways. The sustainable process starts from the grain and Sapling, from the very beginning, have set their hearts on making sure they are being kind to the planet. The spirits come from organic and regenerative wheat, reducing transport emissions. All spirits are made in the UK, using farming methods which create healthier, living soil while capturing loads of CO2.

Raise a toast with Sapling’s climate-positive tipples…

WHOLE-HEARTED WRAPPING…

Bottles are hugely carbon-intensive to create, so by eliminating glass waste, they reduce the carbon footprint by around 25%. For your special event, you can still get the best quality vodka or gin with Sapling’s eco boxes behind the bar. One eco box saves seven bottles from ever being created, and easily caters to all your wedding needs. You can still have the beautiful glass bottles made of recycled glass displayed on-site and just refill them with the eco boxes throughout your event.

“Our climate-positive London Dry gin is bold on the juniper, refreshingly zesty, with hints of rosemary for a herbaceous finish.”

Sapling Collins:

INGREDIENTS:

50ml Sapling Gin

10ml Citric Acid

10ml Sugar Syrup

Topped with soda

GARNISH:

Dehydrated Lemon & Fresh Rosemary

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 37 Sustainable W-edit
SAPLINGSPIRITS.COM
GIVING BACK…

BrideDiaries:

Like most brides, Emily always dreamed about finding her wedding dress. Follow along as she explores bridal boutiques across London and beyond...

Bridal Boutiques

What you wear on your wedding day is a creative expression of your personality, and while tapping into trends and traditions can provide helpful inspiration, there are no rules after all. If you are deliberating over dresses, my advice is to consider lots of styles (including some wild cards!), take your time, and focus on what feels right for you. When I found the one, I’d describe it as a moment of calm confidence, as if looking in the mirror and realising ‘of course, it was always you’... Here’s a rundown of the boutiques I visited and what to expect.

Emily

Name:................................

Date:.................................../................

December 2023

1.Lovely Bride @lovelybridelondon

My appointment at Lovely Bride in Marylebone started the dress search on a high! I have fond memories of trying on stunning gowns from Alexandra Grecco and Louvienne, while my mum and motherin-law-to-be sipped on pink bubbles in the private surroundings of the plush boutique. The communication with my stylist, Jade, was brilliant from the get-go, including building a wishlist from their selection to make the appointment as smooth as possible.

2.Wed2B @wed2b

The next stop was popping into Wed2B as you can walk in on any day of the week for an appointment, rather than having to book weeks in advance. It was an ideal stop-o in the early stages to help nail down the kind of silhouette I was after. The dresses were notably less expensive than in other boutiques and available in a wider variety of sizes. So if you find one you love, you can walk out with a dress on the very same day for under £1,000.

3.Miss Bush @missbushbridal

Set in a charming converted chapel in Ripley, Miss Bush was one of the most refreshing experiences on my dress journey. The Managing Director, Emma, has vast experience in the industry and an eye for fashion-forward bridal looks for the modern bride. After completing their Style Quiz and trying on contrasting gowns, from the cleancut lines of Jesus Peiro to whimsical Anna Kara, I had a lightbulb moment about the fabric and design details that suited me best.

4.Browns Bride @brownsbride

At this point in my search, I could start to narrow down the bridal brands that matched the style I was looking for. Browns Bride in Marylebone is the exclusive stockist, or one of the few in the UK, for some of the industry’s most renowned names, such as Vivienne Westwood, Liz Martinez, Lihi Hod

and Mira Zwillinger. The store has a cosy upscale feel and the dresses were divine, but it’s important to note that the average prices here are in the region of £7,500.

5.The Loop @theloop_studio

The Loop in London Bridge shifted my expectations away from the concept of a traditional bridal boutique. The Founders, Grace Richmond and Abi Gadsby, have shaken up the bridal fashion scene with their curated drops of luxury pre-loved and archive bridal pieces that are unique, stylish and sustainable. After the wedding day, the dresses can be sold back into The Loop to extend their lifecycle and build upon the love stories stitched into each dress.

6.Mirror Mirror London @mirrormirrorbridalcouture

My morning spent at Mirror Mirror London was filled with fun and flexibility. My dedicated stylist, Becca, who also co-owns the hair accessories brand Dolecka Bridal, has helped brides find their dream dresses for many years. She listened carefully to what I had learned so far, pulled out options that suited the vision and allowed my mum, sister and I to browse on the shop floor. Soon we were in a flurry of fabric to transform existing gowns and bring new possibilities to life.

7.The Wedding Club @theweddingclubofficial

Set in the stylish surroundings of South Kensington, The Wedding Club, is a quintessential townhouse boutique that offers a unique and personalised shopping experience. Their friendly and welcoming bridal specialists know their collections inside and out, including KYHA Studios, Savannah Miller and Vera Wang Bride. I actually went on my own to this appointment, which I enjoyed and recommend doing at least once, as it helped me to tune into my thoughts.

The beauty of bespoke is that you can channel all of your ideas into a one-of-a-kind garment. I had a memorable experience exploring this option with Cynthia Grafton-Holt, who is known for her expertly crafted romantic couture gowns. We sat on the soft carpet in her North West London atelier with a cup of tea and it was as though I was chatting with a bridal fairy godmother! From initial consultations to the final fitting, it’s a journey her brides always treasure.

Th e W-edit
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 39
I
8.Cynthia Grafton-Holt @cynthiagraftonholt Wed2B
Lovely Bride
Mirror Mirror London

THE ULTIMATE WEDDING VENUE MOMENTS FROM PICCADILLY CIRCUS.

Celebrate your special day by welcoming family and friends to a sumptuous private members club, renowned for having the largest rooftop terrace in the heart of Soho. Heated and covered, this terrace transforms into an enchanting winter garden, accessible all year and with stunning views of the London skyline. The club is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers exclusive hotel rates nearby.

www.centuryclub.co.uk

The

details

Put your best foot forward on your wedding day with a pair of heels you can treasure for life, plus meet the companies behind the details of our very own United Kingdom Weddings & Honeymoons Awards 2024.

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 41
RAINBOWCLUB.CO.UK

LEGOLOGY

Pioneering a whole new sector in beauty for dedicated leg care, Legology bring exciting formulas and true results to real women. The Sun-Lite contouring leg cream gives glowing, smooth limbs without the fa of fake tan. A caramel-tinted cream with a hint of shimmer to give you a healthy glow. legology.co a

INDIE ROSE

SEOULISTA BEAUTY

BEAUTIFECT

Boasting a range of beauty faves, Beautifect o er everything from beauty boxes to brushes. The triple-action Beautifect Blender gives you that airbrushed feeling every time for a flawless look. The versatile shape can cover every step from base application to even contouring. beautifect.com

Looking for a beauty fix to fit into the routine of your busy lifestyle? Seoulista Beauty combine professional solutions with at-home products, such as their home manicure treatment to nourish hard-working hands with rich serums and scents. seoulistabeauty.com

Attune to your sacred beauty with Indie Rose Rituals. The AMANDA Moisturising Body Oil evokes bliss and pleasure, specially formulated from natural oils and extracts. Nourish your skin and transport your senses with this scented oil, cruelty free and with no greasy finish! indieroserituals.com

SIF JAKOBS JEWELLERY

A brand dedicated to a ordable luxury, Sif Jakobs Jewellery showcase elegant designs with a Nordic touch. The Caro Creolo earrings feature a sparkling heart charm, with white zirconia crystals embellished all over, it’s an eye-catcher.

The UKWHA 2024 goodie bag was filled with a stunning range of gifts, from beauty favourites to glistening jewels, let’s have a look at what our lucky guests were taking home…

goodie bag Inside our

EPIMAX

Take control of your skin and make sure you look your best in the wedding countdown. EPIMAX o er a range of no-nonsense products to aid your skincare ailments, with something for every lifestyle. With wedmin calling for lots of time looking at screens, their eyelid ointment will soothe and calm.

epimax.co.uk

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

A brand-leader for luxury beauty, Charlotte Tilbury sets the trends for others to follow. With viral products and cult favourite shades like Pillow Talk, Charlotte Tilbury is the name on everyone’s lips. Always of the highest quality, it is the best choice for your bridal look. charlottetilbury.com

Get Glam
42

Promo for the best destinations for weddings and honeymoons included!

1. PENRHOS SPIRITS Award-winning drinks in 100% recycled aluminium bottles, Penrhos Spirits help the planet whilst tasting amazing too. Home-grown and distilled with 14 botanicals, their gins are the future. penrhosspirits.co.uk

2. LONELY PLANET Known for their handy travel books, Lonely Planet inspired our guests with their ‘Best In Travel 2024’ guide, o ering new travel tips and tricks to plan the ultimate destination trip for 2024. From sustainable regions to the best value for money, trust the experts. lonelyplanet.com

3. DES-ART

A perfect blend of confectionary and artistic expression, the Des-Art chocolate gave us a taste of their delectable experiences on o er. With workshop experiences to combine your senses and art, learn what it is like to translate taste through painting and creativity. des-art.co.uk

4. CONSTANT CANDLE Always have candles burning? Constant Candle o er scented refills to fit any receptacle, reducing your waste and leaving your home smelling amazing! From personlised wedding favour wax tablets to heart wax melts, level up your candle game. constantcandle.co.uk

5. MOCKTAIL BEVERAGES

The healthier alternative for your big day, Mocktails provide alcohol-free, low sugar and all-natural drinks, meaning all your guests can join in the fun! Try their tasty Mockapolitan flavours or the Frozen Sansgria Slushie, bursting with flavour. mocktails.com

6. CAROLINE GARDNER For on-trend cards and beautiful gifts, Caroline Gardner has it mastered. Always of the finest quality, her wedding cards are perfect to celebrate the happy occasion and will leave a smile on your recipient’s face for days on end. carolinegardner.com

1 2 3 5 6
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 43
4 Details

We stock a wide range of wedding bands to match our wed t diamond engagement ring range but also o er a broad selection of shapes, sizes and styles to meet your requirements.

Wedding Bands

All our bands can be made in either Platinum or 18ct White, Yellow or Rose Gold. As with any other item of jewellery, we are also able to custom make bands to your exact wishes and we have an engraver who can inscribe any letters or dates within the band.

www.platformjewellers.com | 020 7430 9691 | hello@platformjewellers.com

YourHeirloom

piece by Freya Rose

Whether you are looking for the perfect shoe to match your bridal look or a piece of jewellery to elevate your style, Freya Rose is a fashion-forward luxury designer offering timeless wearable works of art for your special day…

About the Designer…

Freya Rose is an award-winning British Designer specialising in women’s shoes and jewellery, expertly handcrafted to create the most unique accessories, from opulent pearl heels or intricate pearl jewellery, styled to fit the modern era but with a timeless aura to them. Passionate about bespoke designs, artistry and craftsmanship, Freya Rose creates beautiful pieces which are one-of-a-kind, just like the women wearing them. Renowned worldwide for their Mother of Pearl designs, you’ll always be able to set them apart from the rest.

Best Foot Forward

Freya Rose is committed to providing the highest quality of ‘slow fashion’ accessories to treasure forever, without compromising style. Everything has been handcrafted by the same jeweller family for the past 10 years using ancient techniques. Freya works alongside the expert craftsmen to create every bespoke piece, focusing on every inch with meticulous care to detail. Freya Rose cares about preserving and supporting the ancestral craft techniques and with her small company wants to make sure the small family business prevails against the fast-fashion factory production process. In more detail, here are a few insights into how Freya Rose is making a difference:

CELINA BLUE,

Since last year, they’ve reduced the amount of plastic used in packaging and now use 99% of recyclable packaging.

Donated 5% profit from the ‘Woven for Women’s’ Collection to The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women initiative.

Switched to DHL’s GoGreen shipping service.

GOLD BAROQUE PEARL EARRINGS, £105 FREYAROSE.COM

MIKA, £575 FREYAROSE.COM

PEAR DROPS, £125 FREYAROSE.COM

Style & Comfort

Redefining British modern luxury, Freya Rose is a combination of sculptural pieces exuding comfort and style. Every collection embraces the latest seasonal trends with a personal touch and refined craftsmanship. Perfect to flaunt on your wedding day, pair a Freya Rose signature clutch with a jewellery set and a beautiful pair of shoes to make sure you walk out on your big day with styles that stand the test of time. Every piece is a work of art, from the chic pearled Freya Rose clutch with distinctive shells to the exquisite Pearl block heels which ooze comfort thanks to their butter-soft leather soles and memory foam for an extra layer of comfort. There’s something for everyone whether you are looking for yourself or your bridal party, and every style can be worn time and time again for every kind of special celebration.

ATHENA CLUTCH, £795 FREYAROSE.COM

For an extra touch of glamour, the Couture Shoes collection is out of this world and caters perfectly to brides. Freya Rose couture shoes are ready-to-wear designs incorporating fine jewellery masteries to create everlasting pairs of haute couture shoes. Hand-crafted by the best artisans, not only are they rich in special materials such as Mother of Pearl, sterling silver and polished brass, but their padding provides incomparable comfort. These exquisite bridal and occasionwear shoes can be paired with demi-fine jewellery by Freya Rose. The infamous light-catching baroque pearl earrings are commonly paired with these expertly crafted pearl couture shoes for a stylish designer and luxurious look. Shop the Couture shoe collection now to ensure you secure yourself a unique pair of heels you will reach for at every special occasion: freyarose.com/pages/couture-shoes

£395 FREYAROSE.COM
BRIDAL PIECES FREYAROSE.COM
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 45
Details

Picture - Perfect An instantly

Wedding

Make every celebration a memorable experience with personalised instant photos that couples can keep and cherish forever…

Every wedding day is special, and photography plays a central role in capturing multiple magical moments, from preparations to the ceremony to the reception and party celebrations. Whether you run a stunning wedding venue, a photographic company or an event planning business, add a personal touch to the day with a bespoke photo service that will delight your customers every time – the INSTAX Biz App.

You will no doubt be familiar with the INSTAX instant cameras that are regularly found at weddings, allowing guests to capture special memories throughout the day. These cameras print beautiful, instant photos that guests can sign or write little congratulatory notes or best wishes to the married couple. These prints are often made into lovely photo books or albums, or pinned to a noticeboard for everyone to enjoy. The INSTAX Biz app takes this idea one step further, by allowing the prints to be completely customised with names, dates, venue, icons and logos. The creative possibilities are unlimited!

How does it work?

The INSTAX Biz app is easy to download and install on an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Using just a phone or tablet, combined with an INSTAX Link Series instant printer, you can have beautiful bespoke photo keepsakes during your wedding day.

Simply create your design template and upload it into the INSTAX Biz app to deliver fabulous photos that will be entirely personalised and unique. The prints can even include a dynamic QR code that links to an online gallery, a video, a gift wishlist, a thank-you page or a website to share further memories from the event and extend the magic of the wedding well beyond the day itself.

INSTAX Link series printers are portable, lightweight and pocket-sized, making them easy and convenient to use. They connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to your phone or tablet for seamless operation, taking just seconds to connect – and you’re ready to go! The printers are also rechargeable for maximum flexibility. The INSTAX Link series printers o er a choice of three unique print sizes: mini, square and wide. This flexibility caters for every scenario, accommodating group shots, creative elements, logos, QR codes and special messages. To further enhance the experience, a range of INSTAX Deco films is available, providing di erent frame colours, patterns and designs that will complement the wedding colour scheme.

If you want to make a lasting impression on your customers, INSTAX is the way to go. In a world that is increasingly fast-paced, tangible instant photos can leave a genuine positive impact that keeps the fun going and lasts long after the event is over.

46

INSTAX Link Series printers

The INSTAX Biz app is compatible with INSTAX mini Link 2, INSTAX SQUARE Link and INSTAX Link WIDE. With one tap in the INSTAX Biz app, you can instantly print photos taken with a smartphone or tablet using your customised template.

INSTAX Biz app Details

Use an Android or iOS device, such as a smartphone or tablet, that is compatible with the INSTAX Biz app.

Visit www.instax.co.uk/instax-biz/ for more information and inspiration! INSTAX film and printers are sold separately.
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 47

in the Palm of Your Hands Love

Why every couple should say “I Do” to a palm reading…

Like renowned relationship author, John Gray, once said: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” The language of love is often a misunderstood communication between partners, which can feel like an interplanetary voyage in itself. Whilst couples are left to navigate the complexities of their relationship with confusion and emotional hurdles clouding the path of connection, there exists an ancient practice that holds the key to unlocking the secrets of your love life.

Third generation international professional celebrity palm reader and clairsentient, Gary Markwick, believes that a palm reading can o er couples a unique perspective on their relationship, paving the way for a more harmonious and fulfilling connection. “Palmistry is a powerful tool that can reveal hidden truths and potentials within individuals,” he explains. “I’ve had people from all backgrounds, from the homeless to murderers, to rocket scientists and famous actresses. My clients have hailed from all corners of the globe, including members of the Royal Family. I’ve easily read thousands of people throughout the years. When it comes to relationships, a palm reading can provide valuable insights into each partner’s communication style, emotional needs, and compatibility, helping them navigate potential challenges and strengthen their bond.”

In a world where we rely on relationship gurus, the ancient art of palmistry might just be the missing link in understanding our relationships. So why do modern day couples need a palm reader? With a flick of the wrist and a scrutinising gaze, these enigmatic individuals can decipher the lines and mounts on your palms, revealing insights about personality, emotions and romantic entanglements. If you’re thinking that palm reading is just a bunch of hocus pocus, hold on to your crystals, because there is more to it than meets the eye. Palm reading can provide a fresh perspective on your relationship dynamics, helping you to understand your partner on a deeper level. “I have witnessed countless couples leave my sessions with a renewed sense

of closeness and understanding,” says Markwick. “By embracing the insights revealed in their palms, they are better equipped to navigate challenges, celebrate each other’s di erences, and nurture their love.” But why stop at just dating? Consider a palm reading before you and your partner tie the knot. After all, marriage is meant to be a lifelong commitment and discovering hidden tendencies, such as knowing that your partner secretly harbours an aversion to doing the dishes, could be a deal breaker. “A lot of people have come to me, mainly women, before getting married, asking me ‘Is this the right person for me to marry?’.” Don’t rely on age-old superstitions of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ to bring you good luck. Opt for a palm reading to gain valuable insights and guidance for your journey ahead. Let Gary Markwick navigate the intricate lines of your palms, unveiling the hidden mysteries within and paving the way for a deeper, more profound love.

To embrace the wisdom of palmistry before walking down the aisle, visit: https://palmistryinhand.com

@g_markwick

48
Photo Credit: @katygorniak

Dry Wedding Ideas

Uniquely crafted Mocktails for a spirit-lifting wedding…

Serving alcohol-free options at weddings or going completely dry with a non-alcoholic event is increasing in popularity. Whether you have guests who do not drink and want to serve alternatives or you are a couple who prefers not to serve spirits but want delicious cocktails to serve, don’t stress, as Mocktails Uniquely Crafted® o er a selection of alcohol-free options to tickle anyone’s fancy. So whether it’s the perfect ripe Mexican lime in your Mockarita, the Sicilian lemon in your Mockscow Mule, or the subtle hint of juniper berry in your Mockapolitan, you can be sure that every ingredient has been balanced by an expert mixologist who knows a thing or two about crafting the ultimate cocktail.

Mocktails Uniquely Crafted® is the first premium brand of readyto-drink, alcohol-free cocktails which are ready to serve and pair with your exquisite canapés and food during your celebrations. Not only are the mocktail beverages free from any alcohol but they are di erent from any of the other alternatives. All 5 flavours are made of natural ingredients such as fruit juices, low in calories and vegan friendly, with 99% of packaging being recyclable, so you can be sure what you are serving is free from any added sugar and nasties.

Without any additional preparation, Mocktails Uniquely Crafted® come ready to be served, your mixologists on the day can garnish and serve them in the correct glassware to make an everlasting impression on your guests. The drinks are fun and are mindful alternatives that tempt taste buds without the headache. What sets them apart from the rest is the attention to detail and incredible research behind every recipe. From scouring the slopes of Tuscany’s Chianti region for the finest Sangiovese grapes for their Sansgria to searching the dense woodland of South Asia for the right Carthamus flower for their Mockapolitan, you can rest assured that every tipple is flavoursome and elegant to serve on your big day! With vibrant colours and a luscious tang, Mocktails Uniquely Crafted® are your go-to for fun, mindful consumption with zero alcohol! www.drinkmocktails.co.uk

Simple Serve Idea:

YOU’LL NEED:

x 1 nitro can of Mocktails Espress0% Martini

SERVE IDEA:

Mocktails Espress0% Martini

Fill a cocktail shaker a 1/3 full of ice cubes

Pour in the full Espress0% Martini can Shake for a few seconds

Garnish with a couple of co ee beans

Using a strainer, pour slowly into a Martini glass so that a foam head forms

Mocktails Uniquely Crafted® are available from drinkmocktails.co.uk, Sainsbury’s and Amazon

Image credit: Milly Fletcher Image credit: Milly Fletcher
Details WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 49
Enjoy 20% o Mocktails Uniquely Crafted® using code WH20 until 30th April 2024.

The Ultimate Giveaway

For the ultimate bridal giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Rainbow Club to o er one lucky bride the chance to walk away with a glamorous pair of shoes and a romantic veil to flaunt on their special day. The giveaway consists of a spend of up to £400 on shoes and a veil. This is the perfect bundle prize so you can start ticking o items from your bridal checklist.

Rainbow Club is a family-owned business with experience spanning more than 30 years in crafting precious shoes, veils and accessories. The designs are expertly made in England with a selection of styles and colours to please any personality. Rainbow Club is all about accessible elegance, o ering pieces which marry the latest couture trends with the knowledge of the inhouse team, who are experts in comfort and style. From perfectly balanced heels to super-soft underfoot cushioning, designed to support you all day long, Rainbow Club’s shoes balance craftsmanship with style. And the surprises don’t stop here! As the industry's leading colour authority, you can opt for the most stunning colour tones to either parade on your special day instead of a classic white shoe or to change into for your party celebrations thanks to their colour customisation service. Furthermore, Rainbow Club o ers brides the chance to send in their ivory shoes in order for them to be dyed into a new colour and give them a new life.

To find out more and view all the collections, visit www.rainbowclub.co.uk, @rainbowclubuk

Competition TERMS & CONDITIONS
TO ENTER VISIT THE COMPETITIONS PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM AND ENTER THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION: YOUR IVORY SHOES CAN BE…?
HOW
The prize is for one person • The prize is for a single spend of up to £400 • No prize or part of the prize is exchangeable for cash • The competition closing date is 07/06/2024 • The winner will be chosen at random after this date and notified immediately • Full terms and conditions can be found on weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com 50
Shoes & Veil worth £400 Step out in style with shoes and a veil to match your day!

The Sweetnessof Gratitude

Why wedding favours matter…

Weddings, a whirlwind celebration of love, unity and the beginning of a fabulous new chapter in life. Among the many details that go into planning a wedding, one often overlooked aspect is the wedding favour. These small tokens of appreciation, given to guests as a thank you for attending the special day, hold more significance than meets the eye.

Wedding favours have been a long-standing tradition in many cultures, spreading joy faster than a bouquet toss. From personalised chocolates to delectable treats, these little wonders are the icing on the cake, symbolising gratitude and appreciation for the presence of loved ones whilst serving as a sweet reminder of the momentous occasion.

Oh Là Là: Macarons

Elevate your bonbonnière with some chic and colourful French delights that are sure to add a touch of je ne sais quoi to your wedding day dessert table. From sultry salted caramel fillings to lavender dreams, these dainty treats will have your guests oh la la-ing!

A Hole Lot of Sweetness: Mini Doughnuts

Looking for a hole-in-one idea for your wedding favours? Mini doughnuts are the answer to your sweet tooth prayers. From custard-filled to classic glazed, these mini treats will have your guests saying “I Dough.”

Love At First Bite: Cake Pops

Who needs a slice of cake when you can have a whole world of flavour in a single bite? The ultimate wedding favour for a pop of joy on your special day. Indulge in happiness on a stick with fun cake pops.

Delight in your senses with the art of appreciation. In a world where indulgence meets innovation, a new bespoke chocolate brand has emerged to pamper the senses and ignite the imagination.

‘Great British Bake O : The Professionals’ star Nicoletta Loiacono – a pioneering force in the confectionary world – has teamed up with visionary artist James John Jolly - who’s captivating and multisensory paintings have been exhibited in many prestigious establishments around the world – to seamlessly blend the realms of art and chocolate for a truly unique and unforgettable experience. At Des-Art, each tru e is not just a treat for the taste buds, but a canvas for artistic expression. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of the art world, together they’ve crafted edible masterpieces.

That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles: Biscuits Sweet Like Chocolate: Truffles

Love is sweet, but these biscuits are even sweeter! These wedding favours crumble with happiness and melt hearts one bite at a time. Plus, personalise the design to stay on-brand with your big day theme.

Discover the magic of Des-Art, where art and gastronomy combine to create visually stunning and delicious moments. Ever wondered what a painting tastes like? Join Nicoletta and James in a 2-hour workshop to uncover the fusion of food and art, translating senses into paintings. Elevate your wedding favours with Des-Art, they’re more than just tru es, they’re a whole experience in a bite. Treat your guests to a whimsical blindfolded sensory adventure, a cleverly crafted experience that promises playful exploration for couples.

www.des-art.co.uk

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 51 Details
Say yesin Switzerland. myswitzerland.com/weddings

29.02.2024

Awards Special WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 53

The United Kingdom

WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS AWARDS 2024

On the evening of February 29th 2024, Weddings & Honeymoons Media hosted the inaugural United Kingdom Weddings & Honeymoons Awards at The Orangery in The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It was a fantastic night filled with celebrity presenters, 21 award winners, a charity auction and a glittering gala evening to remember! Let's relive the night…

It was a night to celebrate the hard work and dedication that each member of the wedding industry puts into forming unforgettable memories for our beloved couples. Presented by the charming Louise Roe, the Awards Ceremony was a wonderful celebration. After our UKWHA judges panel whittled down our hundreds of applicants to a final three for each category, it was a delight to meet and get to know our talented finalists on the night. Everyone was sporting the finest black tie dress, with the Weddings & Honeymoons Media team showing o the latest styles from the trendy JJ's House and dashing Howard & Co Attire.

The venue was styled to perfection, with elegant florals from the visionary Paula Rooney Floral Design bringing out the character of the space. Floral arches and sprays of white blooms flooded the Orangery, achieving a classy feel and the perfect backdrop for all the photos. Signage and stationery pieces were provided by Printed.com, perfectly setting the scene for a night of glamour. The ceremony was in the capable hands of our event planner, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada from La Fête, who fantastically orchestrated a stunning gala evening. And, we were honoured to host our sponsors from the Switzerland Tourism, Visit Gibraltar and Las Vegas, The Wedding Capital of the World™ teams.

It was the perfect opportunity to mingle with the best in the industry for the wedding event of the year! Guests were treated to Najma Prosecco bubbles, Radlow wines, Mocktails Uniquely Crafted®, cocktails featuring Sapling Gin and delicious nibbles from Lodge Catering. Specialist cocktail recipes sponsored by Atmosphere Core, Coco Collection and Las Vegas, The Wedding Capital of the World™ all added a unique twist to the evening, with guests enjoying fun and refreshing drinks throughout the night. Fujifilm provided polaroid cameras for guests to snapshot their special memories and we even had the magical Sky Magician to entertain our guests! Our wonderful sponsors had set up eye-catching booths around the room, attracting loyal readers and couples on the guestlist to learn more about how they can help shape their big day.

With our winners crowned and the atmosphere building, we then wanted to focus on our chosen charity for the event, Include. Their aim is to create a world where no one is excluded because of communication disabilities and we had the joy of witnessing The Include Choir perform. It was a poignant moment as the guests signed along with the choir in a touching rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', with tears and smiles all around. Our charity auction, led by the fantastic Tom Keane from The Auction Room London, then aimed to raise some donations, with auction lots like holidays to the Maldives and a signed Brentford Football shirt from the team, it was an exciting and thrilling moment. With the auction, ticket prices and donations, the UKWHA 2024 managed to raise a staggering £9,737 for Include, and we are honoured that we could help them to continue telling their story.

Then came the final moment everyone had been waiting for. Throughout the night we teased the love stories of our top ten couples for the 'Win Your Wedding' competition, where one lucky couple would win their very own £50,000 wedding, with all the details included and a 7-night luxury, all-inclusive stay at the O2 Beach Club & Spa, Barbados in an Oceanfront Suite in Barbados with return flights, courtesy of Kenwood Travel. This was truly a life-changing competition! As the top three took to the stage after a talented actress had acted out their individual love stories so far, our Editor-In-Chief, Eleonora Tucci, had the honour of announcing the winners as… Summer & Ash!

The atmosphere was electric in the room as our bride-to-be jumped for joy and finally received her long-awaited engagement ring, provided by Platform Jewellers. You can find out more about our winner’s story on pages 66 & 67. But our other two finalists didn’t go home empty-handed, with romantic trips away given to both at Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa Coral Bay, Cyprus, and The Cary Arms & Spa, Babbacombe Bay, Devon. We feel so blessed to have been part of so many couple’s love stories, thank you to everyone who applied.

We are so grateful and delighted to everyone who came and supported us for our first UKWHA. It was a joy to celebrate and give back to our fantastic industry, we can’t wait for next year! Applications will open soon, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter or visit www.ukwha.co.uk for all the latest updates.

Awards Special WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 55 PROSECC O

HERE ARE THE 2024 AWARD WINNERS:

JEWELLERY DESIGNER

1

With 21 categories covering the breadth of the wedding industry, it is our joy to congratulate the talented 2024 UKWHA winners…

UK WEDDING VENUE

UK WEDDING PLANNER

2

3

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke Jewellery

Sponsored by: SWITZERLAND TOURISM BOARD

STATIONERY DESIGNER

4

WINNER WINNER

Gable & Grain

Sponsored by: ANNA FRASCISCO

BRIDAL FASHION DESIGNER

WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER

7

Rolling in Roses

Presented by:

OLIVER’S BRIDAL AND FORMALWEAR

Minstead Lodge

Sponsored by: DELPHINA HOTELS & RESORTS

WEDDING CATERER

5

Eden Catering Solutions

Sponsored by: LAILA RESORT

BRIDAL FASHION BOUTIQUE

8

The Secret Bridesmaid

Sponsored by: CHARLOTTE RICARDQUESADA, LA FÊTE

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

6

Poppy Carter Portraits

Sponsored by: FUJIFILM

FOR THE GROOM

Pearl and Eve Bridal

Sponsored by: THE DOLDER GRAND

9

Deane & Sons

Presented by: NATHAN COLLINS

BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP

Bex Standing Smith

Presented by: CHRIS TAYLOR LEON BEAUTY

WEDDING CAKE MAKER

Caked By Catherine

Sponsored by: GIBRALTAR TOURISM BOARD

DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER

Brilliant Wedding Sicily

Sponsored by: VILLA RENAISSANCE

INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

WEDDING FLORIST

CELEBRANT OF THE YEAR

The Event Stylists WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER

Content For Brides

Sponsored by: REGENT PORTO MONTENEGRO

Sponsored by: EAST WINDS

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Helen Noble Celebrant of Surrey

Sponsored by: THE MAYOR OF RICHMOND

INTERNATIONAL WEDDING VENUE

Chelsea Nolan Wedding Singer

Presented by: JASON KNIGHT

Casa Lavanda

Presented by: ROBERTA TORRESAN

HONEYMOON RESORT

SUSTAINABILITY

Wilderness DumaTau

Sponsored by: BLAME HER RANCH

RISING STAR AWARD

Hayne House

Sponsored by: COCO COLLECTION

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Modiste

Sponsored by: LAS VEGAS, THE WEDDING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD ™

Freya Rose London

Sponsored by: THE OMNIA

Special
Awards
13 10 16 19 14 11 17 20 15 12 18 21

THE UKWHA 2024 FINALISTS

Congratulations to our fantastic finalists this year, it was a joy to follow in your journey and recognise the determination, spirit and innovation you all represent in your work.

JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke Jewellery

For all of your wedding milestones, Heulwen Lewis Bespoke Jewellery specialise in custom-made jewellery using the timeless traditions of the past with a modern flair to create new and exciting pieces. Based in Hertfordshire, Heulwen can craft special wedding designs for souvenirs of your day, a particular highlight are her bridal buttons - magical heirlooms to pass down to future generations. They say: ‘‘Picture a special piece of craftsmanship that’s unique to you. Something to treasure, informed by your story, made with care and time.’’

The Diamond Store

Debbie Carlisle

UK WEDDING VENUE

Minstead Lodge

In the heart of the New Forest lies Minstead Lodge, a historic wedding venue that gives back to the community. As part of local charity Minstead Trust, your wedding day will help support those with learning disabilities to achieve independence through their work at this fantastic venue, assisting with everything from kitchen work to front of house. Fully licensed for ceremonies with five enchanting locations in the Lodge and the grounds, this woodland retreat is one of our top picks in the country. They say: ‘‘We prioritise personalisation, providing ultimate flexibility for you to craft a unique wedding experience that truly reflects you.’’

Hensol Castle

Make some memories at Hensol Castle in South Wales, a beautifully historic venue that will add character to your wedding day. This Grade I listed building has the historical charm you have been searching for, with turrets, staircases and towers as the perfect backdrop for your photo album. Special touches like their private lake and fantastic travel links mean guests are guaranteed to have a magical day and their wedding packages ensure none of the details will be forgotten. They say: “We take pride in putting together a totally unique wedding in South Wales, surrounded by stunning countryside, in a real 17th-century castle.”

1st Photo credit: Phillip Warren photography

2nd Photo credit: Huw and Dale Photography

Monkey Island Estate

UK WEDDING PLANNER

Luna Rose Events & Weddings

Based in Buckinghamshire, this professional team of planners are passionate about creating beautiful events that form a thousand memories. Their founder, Natalie, started the company to make weddings fun again, whether that is an intimate soiree or an extravagant party, the team has your back. We love them for their personalised experience for clients to tailor the event to your wishes and make your dreams come true. They say: ‘‘We believe every wedding and event should be unique and tailored to your style, inclusive of guest experience and flawless with logistical planning.’’

The Secret Bridesmaid

The Wedding Taylor

STATIONERY DESIGNER

Gable & Grain

We love Gable & Grain for their timeless combination of traditional techniques such as flower pressing and foil blocking balanced with modern and trendy designs in every suite. From guests getting their first glimpse of your special day with a floral invite to elegant signage on the day, every piece goes beyond your wildest wishes. Picking, pressing and designing from garden to paper, get your luxury bespoke stationery from the fantastic Gable & Grain. They say: ‘‘I truly care about making extraordinary stationery with beautiful little touches that make them above and beyond special. After all, luxury is in the detail, right?’’

Peach Wolfe Paper Co.

Evelyn & Elliot

WEDDING CATERER

Eden Catering Solutions

Cumbria’s private chef service, Eden Catering Solutions prove their passion for food through elite recipes and a personalised approach that puts the client first. From large weddings to intimate gatherings, this titan in the culinary industry is sure to curate new flavours and tastes that stretch your tastebuds and delight your guests. They say: “Our mission is to provide you with a stress-free, unforgettable culinary experience that your guests won’t forget.”

Food Creations

The Dinner Ladies

58

ABUL

BRIDAL FASHION DESIGNER

Rolling in Roses

With The Kirei, Chemistry and Luminaries Collections in their suite, Rolling In Roses o er a luxurious slow fashion experience for their brides. This award-winning modern bridal designer crafts sustainable and ethical garments in York, championing subtle details and striking silhouettes. They thrive on thoughtful design and we loved their focus on the o eat and independent bride. They say: “We dress brides from all walks of life and of all shapes and sizes. We are a smallscale British label with a focus on thoughtful design and high-end craftsmanship, creating conscious bridalwear for individuals who walk to the beat of their own drum.’’

Rita Colson

Rita understands the modern bride is more than just one thing, and she aims to celebrate this complex nature in her light and fluid gowns and separates, based in her London studio. With inspiration plucked everywhere from classic Hollywood to urban architecture, her masterpieces use featherlight sustainable fabrics and one-of-a-kind bespoke touches. Satisfy your creative soul with Rita Colson’s extraordinary pieces. They say: ‘‘You’re as multi-faceted as the gemstone that’s sparkling on your left hand right now. You deserve a wedding dress that’s created for all that you are.’’

Josephine Scott

When it comes to your wedding day, you want the best, and Josephine Scott is here to deliver that. Her stunning Robes de Rêve 2024 Collection marries timeless glamour with modern style to craft a catwalk of unashamedly feminine and luxurious dresses. With designs that celebrate liquid silk fabrics and romantic floral touches, Josephine Scott has the dream dress for you. They say: ‘‘Timeless style is eternal. Your wedding photographs will be cherished and remembered by generations.’’

BRIDAL FASHION BOUTIQUE

Pearl & Eve Bridal

From boho bride to princess, Pearl & Eve Bridal boutique in Derbyshire have the dress for you. Providing impeccable service, realistic prices and focusing on the details within their designer dress stock, they have over 100 gowns waiting for you. The friendly team make all couples feel welcome and supported throughout their journey, we love the way they champion the LGBTQ+ community to ensure everyone has the best experience. They say: ‘‘Your vision is our focus, and we are committed to making each experience uniquely yours. We have a dress for every bride.’’

BRIDHA

FOR THE GROOM

Howard & Co Attire

Ideal for the modern-day gentleman, Howard & Co Attire pride themselves on their fantastic range of styles to suit every groom. Their wedding specialist team and home fitting service are there to support you on your journey to ensure you feel your best on the big day. This online store has everything from sharp suits and chic tuxedos to trendy ties and smart shoes, so from head to toe you can feel every part the modern groom. Opt for the Mix & Match service for a contrasting stand-out look that is sure to have all eyes on you. They say: “Howard & Co Attire is more than a brand; it’s a statement. Here, every garment is a piece of art designed to accentuate confidence and individuality.”

Deane & Sons

Scotney’s of London Road

BRIDAL HAIR & MAKEUP

Makeup By Rowenna

A friendly and talented hair and makeup artist covering Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and beyond, Makeup By Rowenna will work with you to find the best products and style to suit your personality and look. Her goal is not to make you a di erent person, but rather enhance your natural beauty to allow your beautiful features to shine through. A boho-inspired hairstyle or fresh makeup look can be the cherry on top of your aisle style, and we can guarantee you are in confident and safe hands with the fabulous Rowenna. They say: ‘‘As a bridal hair stylist and makeup artist, I am the one who will be responsible for enhancing your natural beauty with natural bridal makeup and creating a look that reflects your unique style.’’

Ria Rosen Bridal Hair

Bex Standing Smith HMUA

WEDDING FLORIST

The Event Stylists

C Taylors Floristry LTD

Rosaria Flowers

CELEBRANT OF THE YEAR

Helen Noble, Celebrant of Surrey

A professional and friendly individual, Helen Noble has over 15 years experience in leading weddings and celebrations and is ideal for your big day. A top quality of Helen is the e ort she makes to get to know her clients and form custom-made ceremonies that reflect their personality and wishes for the day. As well as having a magical presence for your wedding, you also gain a trusted confidante and advisor. They say: ‘‘With me, Helen Noble, at the helm, your ceremony becomes more than just words exchanged; it becomes a sacred space where your love story unfolds in all its glory.’’

Ceremonies by Nicola West

Sarah Sweeney Celebrant

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Nicola Mae’s Bridal Ltd.
Awards Special WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 59

WEDDING CAKE MAKER

Caked By Catherine

Crafting masterpieces one cake at a time, Caked By Catherine thrives on forming contemporary and exquisite bakes that are sure to take your breath away. A master of design and spectacle, a Caked By Catherine wedding cake is the perfect centrepiece for your dessert table, perfectly tailored to your wishes. We champion her designs for their creative and artistic look, totally unique to the industry. They say: ‘‘My passion lies in creating contemporary wedding and celebration cakes that not only taste exquisite but also serve as breathtaking works of art.’’

Emma Stewart Cake Design

Lisa Marie Cakes

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Chelsea Nolan Wedding Singer

A true professional with the voice of an angel, Chelsea Nolan covers Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds and beyond, o ering her impeccable performances to your special day. She can lend her lilting tones to any part of your day, from serenading you down the aisle to entertaining your guests at a drinks reception, once you hear her voice you will be absolutely enchanted. They say: ‘‘I am absolutely passionate about creating the most romantic, personal memories for you and your partner, providing you both with a seamless performance to make your special day as perfect as it should be.’’

Robyn Taylor O cial

Auline-Jean Melbourne

INTERNATIONAL WEDDING VENUE

CastelBrando

Proudly standing between the picturesque Prosecco hills and the charming villages of Cison di Valmarino and Follina, the breathtaking CastelBrando in Italy is an enchanting castle fitting of your fairytale wedding. Boasting an outstanding exterior for your photo album and a luxurious interior with elegant rooms and a reviving Spa, experience the fascination of this 2000-year-old castle as you fall in love all over again. We guarantee just one look will take your breath away. They say: ‘‘There’s a magical place in which history isn’t only there to be contemplated but can be experienced firsthand.’’

Casa Lavanda

Get back in touch with nature at the beautiful Casa Lavanda Boutique Hotel in the Ulupelit Village of Şile, just 45 minutes away from Istanbul. With a mesmerising atmosphere, this charming venue is perfect for a destination wedding that will leave you feeling refreshed. Explore the Casa Lavanda Darphin Spa for aromatic treatments and enjoy the gastronomic delights of Chef Emre Şen with a hand-crafted wedding menu. Chosen for its focus on biodiversity, return to the Garden of Eden and host your day in a venue brimming with magic. They say: ‘‘As Casa Lavanda, we would like to be with you at all special moments of your lives. We are creating the best for you.’’

Ser Casasandra

Silvia Cicconi Event Planner

Forget 5-star planning, Silvia Cicconi o ers 7-star organisation for your special event with Ilmioeiltuoeventi di Silvia Cicconi. Her seven points guarantee an excellent service and include: oneon-one attention, professional design, full-service planning, an experienced team, recommended suppliers, specialist assistance and total project management. This system ensures couples get the day they have always dreamed of and we are sure Silvia Cicconi Event Planner will be a match made in heaven for you to build your wedding together. They say: ‘‘Your expectations are my top priority and this is the reason why I decided to create a process that I’ve called a ‘7-star wedding’.’’

CC Weddings & Events

HONEYMOON RESORT

Wilderness DumaTau

Oblu Select Lobigili

Blue Safari Seychelles

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Little Green Wedding

Ycona Eco Luxury Resort

DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER

Brilliant Wedding Sicily

Lean on Simona Parisi for the Italian wedding of your dreams and ensure every detail is planned to perfection. Brilliant Wedding Sicily specialise in crafting fairytale experiences featuring bespoke styling and an unmatched aesthetic to bring your vision to life. From choosing florals to coordination on-the-day, Simona will be by your side every step of the way, dedicated to making sure you and your guests all leave with a smile on your face and a thousand memories to treasure. They say: ‘‘The essence of the mediterranean lifestyle turned into a wedding.’’

Hayne House

INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

The Social Wedding

The Healthy Bride Guide

Content For Brides

RISING STAR

The Modiste

This luxury atelier house specialise in bespoke dress making and also helping to give preloved clothes a new lease of life. Based in High Wycombe, they assist brides to make their dress more personalised, so they can shine on their big day, or create bespoke creations from scratch, working with you to form your dream dress. We really love their sustainable approach, showing care and attention to old and new gowns. They say: “We are the luxury Atelier House specializing in the craftmanship of bespoke dress making, bridal alterations and the art of re-cherishing your bridal gown after your wedding.”

Cakes By Katie

The Wedding Guest Chaperone

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Tracy Lavin Events

Kefalonia Weddings

Dolecka Bridal

Freya Rose London

60

Your Dream Wedding Awaits

UKWHA – International Wedding Venue Winner, Casa Lavanda

Located in a 21-decare lush garden surrounded by Şile forests, Casa Lavanda is a short escape route from the city with its 15-room boutique hotel, seasonality-focused chef restaurant, and indoor & outdoor event areas where you can plan your dream wedding.

SAY “I DO” IN YOUR OWN GARDEN OF EDEN.

From an intimate gathering to a sit-down feast for 800, Casa Lavanda’s dreamy grounds awarded 3 Toque and the Best Sustainability Award by Gault & Millau, set the scene for your first day of forever. With the understanding that every couple is unique, Casa lavanda o ers personalized wedding packages to suit your individual preferences.

A dedicated team ensures that every detail is tailored to reflect your love story. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the vibrant colors and fresh scents of blooming flowers in a beautifully landscaped garden. Taste the gastronomic menu featuring ingredients from the hotel’s biodynamic garden specially curated for every couple.

@casalavanda, @casalavanda.events clavanda
www.casalavanda.com.tr events@casalavanda.com.tr
JAMESMASONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Our £50,000 ‘Win Your Wedding’ Competition

All about our life-changing giveaway…

With numerous heartfelt applications flooding in over the last few months of our couple’s most romantic stories, the judges had the pleasure of combing through tales of fairytale engagements and serendipitous first dates in the ultimate celebration of true love.

Our final ten were decided and invited to Kew Gardens for a night to champion love at the UKWHA and it was a joy to finally meet in person and celebrate their relationship. With an actress performing their love stories on stage and video montages peppered throughout the night, the love they shared was the true focus of the evening, all leading up to the final moment of our winner being announced.

The prize is certainly a life-changing one and we have spent months gathering the perfect collaborators to curate the fairytale wedding for our winners. We wanted to deliver a complete wedding day and honeymoon worth a staggering £50,000, with all the details included so our lucky winners don’t have to worry about a thing. Let’s learn more about the fabulous individuals and teams o ering their time and support to our amazing prize for Summer & Ash…

PLANNING & DESIGN BY LA FÊTE

BRIDAL GOWN FROM OLIVER’S BRIDAL & FORMALWEAR

Our couple will be in very safe hands with the fantastic Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, from bespoke event planning company, La Fête. One of the best in the industry, La Fête strive to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences that push the boundaries, eager to work with our winners to give them the wedding day they deserve. By crafting moodboards, timelines and coordinating with suppliers, the worries of wedmin will be taken o our couple’s shoulders so they can enjoy every step of the process.

Oliver’s Bridal & Formalwear will be providing a wedding dress worth £5000 for our bride so she can feel like the princess she is! Our bride will get to pick from the designer rails of this wedding dress shop in Hertfordshire, choosing her favourite Stella York gown from the collection. With over 19 years of experience matching brides with their dream dress, we are delighted the team are on-board to deliver a 5 star experience and match our winner with her preferred style from Stella York’s catwalk designs.

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES FROM FREYA ROSE LONDON

GROOM’S BESPOKE SUIT BY FIELDING & NICHOLSON

The award-winning Freya Rose London are kindly providing a £1000 voucher to spend on accessories so our couple can glow from head to toe. Renowned for her Mother of Pearl heels and unique jewellery, there is something for everyone at Freya Rose London. Their wedding shoes are a one-of-a-kind piece that they can treasure forever, creating memories for the big day and beyond as they take their first steps into married life in style!

We want our groom to feel amazing on his wedding day so we have teamed up with Fielding & Nicholson to provide a bespoke suit. With a vast range of fabrics in hand-crafted designs, the bespoke suit will reflect the best version of our groom. He can choose from their materials and styles for his dashing suit, and they are also kindly providing a discount on the best man and wedding party’s suits so the whole group can look their best.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATY GORNIAK

The memories of the magical day will be captured by the talented Katy Gorniak, a photographer known for her sense of life and movement, her photos will e ortlessly snapshot the emotion and joy of our happy couple. Perfect for a wedding day shoot, this London-based photographer is the ideal choice for the happy occasion and you can keep an eye out for her snaps of the wedding in an upcoming issue of Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine!

STATIONERY BY GABLE & GRAIN

For a stylish touch to the day, the fantastic Gina from Gable & Grain will provide £3000 worth of stationery for our winning couple. After sending out luxury save the dates and invitations, her pieces will span the length of the venue, with the couple able to choose from everything from menus and signs to name places and table numbers, it will be the crowning jewel of the tablescapes! With printed pressed flowers, luxury gold foil and quality embellishments all on o er, Gable & Grain’s bespoke and luxury stationery suites are the best choice.

RINGS FROM PLATFORM JEWELLERS

After putting the money towards more selfless deeds, such as surgeries for beloved family members and charity fundraisers, Summer and Ash never got an engagement ring. So a really special moment on the night was for Platform Jewellers to provide a stunning engagement ring for the happy couple, and word is Summer still can’t stop looking at it! We are so grateful to Platform Jewellers for providing £10,000 worth of rings for our competition. They are an independent family-run jewellers in Hatton Garden and have so much knowledge and an extensive range of diamond and fine jewellery that will suit any special occasion, including ethical lab-grown diamonds.

VENUE AND WEDDING BREAKFAST BY THE GREAT TYTHE BARN

One of the biggest elements in our competition is the venue and we are working with the stunning Great Tythe Barn in the Cotswolds as the backdrop for our couple’s big day. The Great Tythe Barn is on hand to make their dreams come true, with a three-course wedding breakfast, toast drink and evening reception on o er to dance the night away! They are also throwing in 12 B&B rooms for the night, so our couple and their loved ones can make the most of their celebrations.

CAKE FROM HEIDI’S CAKES

The centrepiece to the wedding day dessert table will be provided by Heidi’s Cakes. Heidi crafts her stylish and show-stopping bakes from her home in Bath, with each creation receiving an enormous helping of love and care. Providing cakes for all occasions, Heidi specialises in cakes for people with dietary requirements, meaning all of our couple’s guests can enjoy a slice on the big day.

THE HONEYMOON (SUPPORTED BY KENWOOD TRAVEL)

A fantastic wedding needs a fantastic honeymoon, and we are delighted to be sending our happy couple to the sunny shores of Barbados at the O2 Beach Club & Spa! Inspired by life’s most essential element, this five star resort will allow our couple to sit back, relax, and breathe the beauty of this haven in. They will receive a 7-night luxury, all-inclusive stay in an Oceanfront Suite so they can wake to the lulling of the waves outside their window, a magnificent getaway worthy of our prize. Our couple will also receive a couple’s massage with a 15-minute Hammam Steam and a glorious Beach dinner for two with bubbles!

Our winners do not even have to worry about the stress of booking travel as their return flights are also completely covered due to the kind generosity of Kenwood Travel, ensuring our couple are treated like royalty for their special trip, we are so grateful to Kenwood Travel for helping to make Summer & Ash’s dreams come true! It is truly a fantastic finish to our prize, with the honeymoon being valued at a staggering £12,000, we are sure our winners will be over the moon with their glorious getaway.

We also ensured our two other final couples did not go home empty handed. With a 5-night half-board stay in a Luxury Sea View bedroom suite at Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cyprus provided to one couple, including a couples massage, it was a perfectly romantic prize to suit the occasion. Thalassa is an exquisite adults-only hotel in Coral Bay, intertwining sophistication and serenity with crystal blue waters and archaeological delights, it is an amazing prize.

Our other couple were lucky enough to receive a getaway to the glorious Cary Arms & Spa in Devon to enjoy the boutique o erings and breathtaking views of Babbacombe Bay and the Jurassic Coast. The prize includes a 2-night stay in a charming Beach Hut, with one night’s dinner and a 60 minute spa treatment for each as well. Heaven!

We are so grateful to all our collaborators for helping to make our competition prize so fantastic, stay tuned for the pictures and write-up in an issue of Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine soon!

Awards Special WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 65

Meet The Couple Who Won Their Wedding…

After crossing paths on a charity trip to Tanzania, Summer & Ash quickly became inseparable as they navigated the journey of life together and found their soulmate in each other in the process. The next chapter in their love story was our £50,000 ‘Win Your Wedding’ competition, and after being announced as our winners, we caught up with how they’re feeling now, that all-important ring and what they have planned for their big day…

1. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THE ‘WIN YOUR WEDDING’ COMPETITION?

Summer: “I first saw it in the Weddings and Honeymoons newsletter. I always read this as I love the real life wedding stories and photos, mostly because I haven’t got a story of my own yet! So, early the next morning I nipped out of work and hot-footed it down to WHSmith to buy the magazine. Just as I asked, the sta started putting the new edition out, so before my copy even hit the shelf I was at the counter buying it.”

2. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO ENTER?

Summer: “The article asked for relationship and engagement stories and it didn’t take me long to decide to enter – after all, I have a fantastic engagement story of Ash proposing in the snow at Mount Everest base camp and sending me a video proposal 4693 miles away! Thinking I didn’t really stand a chance, I also thought we never know, our engagement story might be up there somewhere in the list of best proposals.”

3. HOW DID IT FEEL MAKING IT TO THE TOP TEN COUPLES?

Summer: “This was a UK-wide competition so to get to the final 10 was quite an achievement! Still a long way to go for the dream prize but I was determined to put my absolute all into it! Ash is very laid back and watched me frantically get ready for our video interview with the judges, I knew I had to pull out all the stops to stand out! I had a fun evening one night with a bottle of red putting together a ‘Weddings and Honeymoons ode’ and amazed myself at how the words flowed 4 glasses of red later! I wanted to share a copy so everyone can have a look.”

Summer & Ash

Well, what a surprise on Valentines Day

When Tracey called us because she wanted to say

That we were finalists of the night of the year

The wedding party of all parties, we hear

Where there’s going to be some super glitz and glam

And no doubt its going to be all over Instagram!

So we can finally start our lives together, the very happy bride and handsome groom! all win

From planners, photographers, jewellers and venues

And live music, canapés and champagne on the menus

Apparently one lucky couple will win their entire wedding

UKWHA, that is some true love you are spreading

Including an unforgettable honeymoon to treasure

Full of beach, sun and bubbles at our leisure

Who knows if we will be the very lucky winners

Of this magnificent prize and the all-inclusive dinners

But we will be there on the night, dressed to impress

Keeping everything crossed for a night of success

In a moment we’ve waited for so very long

It just hasn’t quite happened, but we’re still going strong!

The opportunity to finally say “I do”

Seems ever closer, it doesn’t seem true

And if we win, there’s no getting out of it now Ash

You can’t even use the excuse that you’ve got no cash!

But seriously, I hope your proposal is considered the very best

In the snow and cold, down on one knee at Mount Everest

Without you knowing I entered this competition for you, not just for me

Hoping on 29th February, I will finally be your wife, Mrs P!

And because of all the ups and very many downs I still don’t even have a ring

But who knows soon, I may well have my bling

One thing is for sure, is if we win this event

But I knows warning, if

We certainly won’t be getting married under a tent

But just a word of warning, if we win, I will cry for days probably weeks

There will be many tears of joy, laughter and celebratory shrieks

UKWHA thank you for this unbelievable wonderful opportunity

Where you have bought together an entire wedding community

And whilst these amazing things never usually happen to small-folk like us

Our hearts, and even passports hope we’re on the Barbados airport bus

The wedding of all weddings and a long-awaited honeymoon

66

4. DID YOU ENJOY YOUR EVENING AT THE UKWHA?

“What a night to remember! We are still talking about the evening now. We walked into a beautiful venue and were immediately met with sta serving us drinks, especially a lot of fizz! Everywhere you turned were exquisite floral displays and flower arches and all night we were served posh canapés, drinks and desserts and we felt very privileged. It really was a spectacular night of entertainment, class, beautifully dressed guests and a celebration of all those in the wedding industry who make dreams come true. A highlight was seeing the Include charity choir performance. The night finished with complete strangers on the dancefloor dancing the night away. We only wished it started earlier and finished later!”

5. HOW DID IT FEEL TO BE ANNOUNCED AS OUR WINNERS?

mother-in-law

Ash: “I was, of course, over the moon but as for Summer’s reaction, it was like popping a cork on a champagne bottle! I can safely say she was the happiest person alive at that moment. Our wedding has been very delayed for many reasons, mainly because every time we have saved, it’s never lasted. We’ve supported my future mother-in-law with three expensive surgeries and are hoping to open a B&B in Italy, so needless to say, our savings are no more. Summer has never been married and has waited very patiently for her day. So to realise that her wedding day had just been won

Summer: “Realistically I thought our wedding day was about five or six years away at least. I felt nerves set in as we were called up as one of the final three, so when the gold envelope was opened and I heard our names, my heart burst! All I could feel was happiness, shock and utter thrill! It was as though someone had handed me my dream day in an envelope, an invitation that said ‘go and get married’! I remember a lot of crying (thank goodness for waterproof mascara!) imagining that one day, so much sooner than I thought I would be marrying Ash. Our best friends Nicky and Marcus joined us on stage and it was so special having them share our amazing moment, but no one was stopping me from taking over the stage celebrating – I remember proudly shouting ‘I’m getting married!’. In probably the most special moment of my life, I realised I am going to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend and soulmate and I won’t be Mrs P-To-Be for much longer but o cially, the new Mrs P!”

6. WHAT ARE THE NEXT PLANNING STEPS FOR YOU BOTH?

Summer: “I can’t stop looking at the ring! It glistens in the light and you couldn’t have picked anything more perfect! After telling our loved ones, we slowly started talking wedding plans because now it feels real that we will be celebrating our day. I’ve struggled not to get teary and emotional looking at the beautiful wedding venue, cake, photography, dress and all the other wonderful things! Exploring has been so much fun, we didn’t think we would be here for a while, so to look online at all the fabulous elements of our day, especially our honeymoon – has given us pure joy!”

7. WHAT DO YOU BOTH PREDICT FOR THE WEDDING AND HONEYMOON?

Ash: “Summer is still getting over the excitement of receiving the engagement ring provided by Platform Jewellers, which in an unexpected twist was brought up on stage and I could proudly present to her. Even though we’ve been engaged for 2 years, we (or rather I) have never had the money for a ring, so this topped o a perfect and spectacular night and thanks to the jewellers and Weddings and Honeymoons, I was able to

– she was elated and I am so excited for it.” thought –able

Summer: “Friends, family, love, food, fizz, dancing, fireworks, photos, hopefully sunshine and memories to treasure – a beautiful day surrounded by loved ones! It’s not all about the dress, but, I can’t wait to wear a stunning bridal gown, something sophisticated and elegant that will make Ash proud to call me his wife and that my Mum can cherish looking at in photos. We are so lucky to have six close friends who we spend all our time with, so, our ‘top table’, Hayley, Sean, Nicky, Marcus, Darren and Sarah, suits and hats to the ready! We hope every supplier who has contributed to our wedding prize will be there so they can see how very much we appreciate what we have; we don’t underestimate the skill and expertise of wedding professionals gifting their invaluable time to us. Significantly, we have already decided that there will be a ‘Weddings and Honeymoons’ table, our day would not be possible without you and we hope you will be there to see us across the finish line – in this case, the altar!”

We want to wish our happy couple all the best. Keep your eyes peeled for Summer & Ash’s big day in a future issue of Weddings & Honeymoons!

THE ‘WIN YOUR WEDDING’ FIRST PLACE PRIZE INCLUDES:

• Planning and design by Charlotte Ricard-Quesada from La Fête£5000

• Bridal Gown provided by Oliver’s Bridal and Formalwear - £5000

• Bridal Accessories voucher provided by Freya Rose - £1000

• Groom’s bespoke suit by Fielding & Nicholson - £1000

• Photography by Katy Gorniak - £5000

• Stationery provided by Gable & Grain - £3000

• Rings provided by Platform Jewellers - £8000

• Venue and Wedding Breakfast provided by The Great Tythe Barn£8000

• Wedding Cake provided by Heidi’s Cakes - £2000

• A 7-night luxury, all-inclusive stay at the O2 Beach Club & Spa, Barbados in an Oceanfront Suite, a couple’s massage with a 15-minute Hammam Steam, Beach dinner with bubbles for 2 adults. Flights included (Courtesy of Kenwood Travel) - £12,000

Special WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 67
Awards

The UKWHA

Styled by La Fête

Unveiling the Glamour: Organizing the Inaugural UK Weddings and Honeymoons Awards

In the heart of elegance and sophistication, the inaugural UK Weddings and Honeymoons Awards (UKWHA) unfolded, setting a new standard for recognizing excellence in the industry. It was an absolute honour and privilege to be deeply involved in orchestrating this exquisite event, a night that celebrated the crème de la crème of the wedding and honeymoon sector.

As the curtains lifted on this groundbreaking affair, the atmosphere was electric with anticipation. We had the distinct pleasure of contributing to the creation of an event that is destined to become a staple within the industry, a now annual celebration that captures the essence of love and commitment in the most enchanting way possible.

The UKWHA was not merely an awards ceremony; it was a symphony of emotions, a dance of meticulous planning and heartfelt moments. From selecting the most enchanting venue to curating a guest list that included industry titans, the journey was a testament to the commitment of everyone involved.

The UKWHA is more than just an awards ceremony; it is a movement, a celebration of the tireless efforts that wedding and honeymoon professionals pour into crafting unforgettable experiences for couples embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

Setting the tone for what promises to be an enduring tradition, the UKWHA not only acknowledged the outstanding contributions of industry players but also highlighted the ever-evolving landscape of weddings and honeymoons in the UK. From breathtaking venues to innovative concepts, the awards showcased the crème de la crème, inspiring others to reach for greater heights in their endeavours.

As we bask in the glow of this inaugural event, I thought it would be the perfect moment to share my top three tips for planning a successful and memorable awards ceremony:

Meticulous Planning: Behind the scenes of any successful event lies meticulous planning. From selecting the venue to coordinating with vendors, every detail must be carefully considered. Create a comprehensive timeline, enlist a dedicated team, and ensure open communication channels to address any unforeseen challenges.

Engage with Industry Leaders: Building a network with key players in the industry is crucial for the success of an awards ceremony. Collaborate with influential figures, seek their insights, and foster relationships that can contribute to the event's prestige. Their involvement not only adds credibility but also attracts a broader audience.

Innovate and Create a Lasting Impression: To stand out in a crowded industry, inject creativity and innovation into your event. From unique award categories to captivating entertainment, strive to create an unforgettable experience for attendees. Leave a lasting impression that resonates long after the curtains close.

The UKWHA was a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and innovation within the wedding and honeymoon industry. As we reflect on the success of the inaugural ceremony, we eagerly anticipate the blossoming of this tradition, confident that the UKWHA will continue to shine as a beacon of excellence for years to come.

Find out more about La Fête at: la-fete.com

68 WH
JAMES MASON PHOTOGRAPHY
W&H26_Planning_La Fete_ET_Approved_CT.indd 68

Pl ning

If you don't know where to start when it comes to planning, our best advice is to listen to the experts. Our Planning section has recommendations for all your suppliers, from fantastic photographers to magical musicians, get a head start now!

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 69

Don’t Forget!

Making sure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day is also about having professional suppliers by your side guiding the way. Don’t overlook some of the most important aspects of your special day, and here are a couple of suppliers you must get right if you want clear sailing during your wedding celebrations.

Make sure you have a photographer to capture all your beautiful moments…

ANNABEL HEALY PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing the love and laughter on your big day, Annabel Healy Photography makes sure all the candid moments of your wedding day are photographed so you can remember them forever. Based in London and Sussex, you can contact Annabel Healy if you want timeless photos to treasure forever in your photo album. With her editorial and documentary style of photography, she makes sure all the little special moments don’t go unnoticed. Whether you are looking for coverage for a grand celebration or intimate micro-wedding, full-day coverage or simply pre-ceremony photography, Annabel Healy Photography will capture everything through her talented lens. annabelhealyphotography.com/about/

Have someone by your side every step of the way…

THE WEDDING GUEST CHAPERONE

For those who need a bit of extra support on your wedding day, The Wedding Guest Chaperone is there to step in and make sure your guests are well looked after. Poppy Hansford is a qualified healthcare assistant who helps your relatives get organised for your event. Poppy can be their personal assistant for the day, making sure they are taken care of throughout your wedding so they can enjoy their time fully. The Wedding Guest Chaperone can also do the chau euring to and from your venue so nobody feels left out. With this new service, you can rest assured, all your elderly guests will have a great time and can be present on your special day with someone by their side to assist them. theweddingguestchaperone.co.uk

Arrive in style for the perfect start to your big day…

BLENHEIM WEDDING CARS

Don’t forget that first impressions matter, so make sure you greet your guests in a fashionable manner. Blenheim Wedding Cars is a family-owned business o ering a selection of elegantly chau eured wedding cars to make a statement as you drive up to your venue. You can choose from a range of classic and vintage favourites so you can pick what fits best with your style and wedding theme. From Clementine, a 1957 Roll Royce, to Winston, a Bentley Brooklands, the options are endless and all come at competitive prices. Let them create a magical journey and transport you to your wedding in style, whether you are travelling in the Oxfordshire or Berkshire areas.

blenheimweddingcars.co.uk

70

RVSP Weddings & Events Ltd

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND HOW YOU TOOK THE FIRST STEPS IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?

RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd plan, design and produce outstanding celebrations. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a much larger lavish a air, our events are memorable experiences, planned to perfection and exquisitely executed. From the decorations to the entertainers, we build our events from the ground up and coordinate with all parties in the run-up to the day. For clients demanding a first-class service and a world-class event, we are proud to be their go-to Wedding and Event Planners. My name is Sarah and I’m the proud owner of RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd. I have always had a real passion for planning parties and events, watching them all come together and seeing the guests having a great time. I have spent years planning and hosting events for family and friends and then I also planned my own! After that, I sat and weighed up if I should take the huge leap and turn my passion into a business. And that’s when RSVP Weddings and Events Ltd was born. Business has gone from strength to strength. We plan weddings and other events worldwide for our clients and take away the stress of planning, budgeting, making calls, collecting quotes, booking vendors, and much more.

WHAT KIND OF STYLE OF WEDDINGS AND EVENTS DO YOU DELIVER?

We plan any event and style it to suit our clients. Every event is di erent, and every couple is di erent, and we want our clients’ weddings or events to showcase them as individuals and as a couple. Imagine walking into a wedding of your best friend or a family member and immediately saying “this is so them”! That’s what we do for our clients. We don’t have a style we like to work with, because no two couples are the same.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER TO COUPLES?

For weddings, we o er 2 packages:

The Full Wedding Planning Package:

We plan as much of the wedding as our clients need us to, throughout the duration of the wedding planning process, clients will have their own dedicated wedding planner who will be on hand for them to contact at any time. The planner will put forward ideas and work with the couples’ ideas. The dedicated planner will take care of all communication with the vendors, making sure the event flows smoothly. They will create a guest list, a list for the chef of food options and food allergies and will work closely with the venue to work around mobility issues for guests.

This same planner will be there on the day to co-ordinate the full day from early in the morning for set up, right through to the evening to oversee the cake cutting and the first dance.

Day of Co-ordination Package:

The day of co-ordination only package means the bride and groom plan the wedding themselves, and approximately 6-8 weeks before their wedding day, the couple will meet with one of our coordinators to discuss every detail of their day. They will discuss the vendors they have booked, take a note of all of their contact details, discuss how the couple want the day to run and how they visualise the day will go.

From there, the coordinator will spend the weeks leading up to the wedding day contacting all vendors to introduce themselves and build a meticulously detailed itinerary for the day. On the day they will coordinate the full day from early in the morning to help set up, right through to the evening section with the first dance.

HOW DO YOU APPROACH PLANNING AN EVENT, DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?

When I plan an event, I close my eyes and picture the day, I then write down what I pictured. Sometimes the image is really vivid and there’s loads to write down but sometimes there are only a handful of things I can pick out to write down. Either way, I find this the best way to start. Having some idea of what you want, whether that’s a theme or simply a colour scheme, it’s a start! Then you can build around each individual idea and before you know it, you have loads of ideas to explore and the excitement just keeps building.

WHAT IS THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL WEDDING AND PLANNING PROCESS?

Hire RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd to do it all! Stay organised, work methodically, definitely have a spreadsheet or two and be prepared to compromise if budget plays a big part in your day because it’s easy to blow your budget. rsvpweddingsandevents.com

“In 2022 I got married myself and experienced planning a wedding from a bride’s perspective. This was the turning point for me. I have this yearning passion to plan and host events, yet at the same time, I now understand and feel the undeniable headache and stress a bride can feel planning such a personal and special day. This was an eye opener.”

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 71 Planning

SnapshotSuperstars

With their unparalleled skill and artistry, our Top UK Photographers specialise in creating stunning visual narratives that beautifully encapsulate the essence of your special day. A picture truly is worth a thousand words, and these photographers are dedicated to ensuring that your wedding is immortalised in the most exquisite and unforgettable way.

MARTA MAY PHOTOGRAPHY LTDWEST MIDLANDS

Meet Marta Marczewska of Marta May Photography, a dynamic photographer who, along with her husband Artur, specialises in capturing fun and special moments across the West Midlands. Say goodbye to stiff poses and hello to unforgettable memories captured with a touch of whimsy. martamayphotography.co.uk

NICK BASKERVILLE PHOTOGRAPHYOXFORDSHIRE

Nick Baskerville is dedicated to capturing the magic of your wedding day, ensuring you can relive every heartfelt moment time after time. With a deep understanding of the emotions and intricacies of each couple's love story, Nick aims to craft a visual narrative that brings to life your unique vision and personalities. Trust him to guide you through every step, from the tender glances to the heartfelt vows, creating an album that allows you to revisit the enchantment of your special day. Let Nick capture your love story, keeping the flames of passion burning for eternity. nickbaskerville.com

INDIGO IMAGES - SURREY

Ryo, from Indigo Images, is a passionate photographic storyteller who will take you on an adventure through the lens. Adopting a natural and unobtrusive style, Ryo, will capture the most precious moments in the most authentic way for your album. Each shoot is a voyage of a unique love story brought to life that you’ll want to relive again and again. indigoimages.co.uk

IAIN IRWIN PHOTOGRAPHYNORTHERN IRELAND

If you’re looking for a passionate photographer based in Northern Ireland, then look no further as Iain Irwin is here to make your dreams come true. Driven by his own experience of marrying his childhood sweetheart, Iain is an advocate for love and marriage and aims to capture the captivating moments, ensuring that your love story is beautifully preserved for a lifetime. Trust him to document your special day with heart and soul, creating timeless memories filled with joy and emotion. iainirwin.com

FRANCES MILBURN PHOTOGRAPHYDERBYSHIRE

Frances Milburn of Frances Milburn Photography, is a passionate wedding photographer with a focus on contemporary and unobtrusive wedding photography as well as candid and fun family shoots. With a keen eye for detail, Frances captures pure emotions and moments as they unfold, whether in weddings or portraits. For Frances its more than just a hobby, its her life. Dedicated to the art of visual storytelling, Frances loves being able to meet people from all over and crafting timeless memories. francesmilburnphotography.co.uk

LUCY BOYNTON PHOTOGRAPHYISLE OF WIGHT

Lucy Boynton specialises in capturing the essence of your special day with a focus on storytelling and genuine emotions. With over 10 years of experience, Lucy Boynton Photography builds trust to ensure clients can relax and enjoy every moment, knowing their memories will be beautifully preserved. Clients can trust Lucy Boynton Photography to capture their love story in all its intimate and heartfelt glory. lucyboynton.com

SUREFOOTED MEDIA - HEREFORDSHIRE

Based in beautiful Herefordshire, Surefooted Media, led by the dynamic duo of Matthew and Scarlett Trotman, offer a range of wedding photography and videography packages for couples getting married locally, as well as across the UK and around the world. Whether you’re in Wiltshire, the Cotswolds or further afield, their bespoke wedding photography and videography packages offer everything you need to capture your perfect day. Prepare to be captivated by their dynamic approach as they create everlasting memories. surefootedmedia.com

VICTORIA EVE PHOTOGRAPHY - DEVON

Victoria Eve of Victoria Eve Photography is an expert at capturing cherished moments that transcend time. Based in Exeter, Devon, Victoria specialises in family and lifestyle photography, preserving the beauty of everyday moments with an artistic touch. With a talent for crafting heartwarming images, Victoria’s work radiates warmth and captures the essence of family bonds and life’s simple pleasures. victoriaevephotography.com

72

QUEEN BEA PHOTOGRAPHY - SOMERSET

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Queen Bea Photography, where weddings are a form of art. Specialising in relaxed, candid and fun moments, Queen Bea effortlessly encapsulates the joy of the occasion. With a unique blend of creativity and spontaneity, she crafts authentic and heartfelt images that tell your story with every click of the shutter. queenbeaphotography.co.uk

KATIE INGRAM PHOTOGRAPHY - WEST MIDLANDS

Katie Ingram of Katie Ingram Photography is a soulful talent known for her ability to capture raw emotions in the most beautiful way. With a unique gift for storytelling, Katie e ortlessly immortalises fleeting moments with depth and authenticity. Each image crafted by Katie is a poetic reflection of life’s most precious emotions, evoking a profound sense of connection and nostalgia. Choose Katie for a professional and friendly service. katieingram.com

LAKELAND

MEDIA WEDDING FILM - CUMBRIA

Lakeland Media Wedding Film, led by the dynamic trio of Darren, Louise, and Frances, brings over a decade of media industry experience to capture your special day in a cinematic and emotionally resonant way. With a warm, natural storytelling style and a knack for capturing genuine moments, they ensure your wedding memories are both stunning and authentic. Their friendly and discreet approach guarantees a stress-free experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment while they work their magic behind the scenes. lakelandmedia.co.uk

THE VEDRINES PHOTOGRAPHYLEICESTERSHIRE

Tina Vedrines of The Vedrines Photography, is a luxe visionary dedicated to crafting iconic and emotive photos around the world for happy couples. Thanks to her impeccable editing skills and creative eye, Tina produces masterpieces that intertwine authenticity with a touch of elegance. Her photography reflects a timeless style that will age gracefully in your photo album whilst also championing modern and trendy designs. As seen in Vogue, Tina encapsulates the essence of laughter and style with creativity at the heart. thevedrines.com

YELLOW DOOR PHOTOGRAPHYBUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Meet Graham James, the visionary behind Yellow Door Photography. With an artistic eye like no other, Graham captures moments that transcend ordinary photography. Every image is a timeless work of art, showcasing beauty and emotion in every frame. His unparalleled passion for storytelling through his lens and dedication to perfection make him a true master of his craft.

Yellowdoorphotography.co.uk

AMY HODSON PHOTOGRAPHY - STAFFORDSHIRE

Amy Hodson, the girl behind the camera, is an awardwinning couple and lifestyle photographer based in Sta ordshire and Cheshire. Amy has a remarkable talent for capturing the essence of love and light in every shot. Her unique vision and impeccable attention to detail set her apart in the world of photography. Trust in Amy to bring your vision to life by creating timeless images that tell a story. Each masterpiece speaks volumes about her dedication and artistry behind the lens. amyhodsonphotography.co.uk

NICKI DOUGLAS-LEE PHOTOGRAPHY - WILTSHIRE

Nicki Douglas-Lee, the brilliant mind behind Nicki DouglasLee Photography, specialises in both commercial as well as wedding photography. Nicki is a versatile artist with a keen eye for detail and a passion for freeze framing the best moments. With a knack for blending creativity and professionalism, Nicki’s work stands out for its exceptional quality and artistry. Whether its capturing the beauty of a wedding day or creating captivating commercial images, her expertise shines through in every photo. nickidouglasleephotography.com

JIM ROSS PHOTOGRAPHYGREATER MANCHESTER

Jim Ross is a talented wedding photographer based in Greater Manchester who has a unique approach to capturing special moments. With a focus on fun and authenticity, Jim's photography style is all about showcasing the true spirit of each couple he works with. He thrives on working with free-spirited couples who value individuality and creativity over traditional expectations. Through his lens, Jim Ross brings a fresh perspective to wedding photography, creating images that are as vibrant and dynamic as the couples themselves. jimrossphotography.com

MARK HOLMES PHOTOGRAPHYCAMBRIDGESHIRE

With over 15 years of experience serving the Cambridge community and beyond, Mark Holmes knows how to immortalise memories with captivating images, that will be cherished for generations to come. Mark’s unwavering commitment to craftmanship and meticulous attention to detail ensures that no moment goes unnoticed. markholmesphotography.com

PHILIP BEDFORD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHYLONDON

Enter the world of Philip Bedford Photography, where moments are transformed into timeless treasures. With an unwavering passion for capturing the beauty of life in its purest form, Philip Bedford excels at freezing fleeting moments in time. Through his lens, ordinary scenes are elevated to extraordinary works of visual art, showcasing magic in every frame. Discover the enchanting Philip Bedford and let your moments be eternally preserved. pbweddingphotography.com

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 73 Planning
Unobtrusive Relaxed At Yellow Door Photography, we capture your magical moments so you can focus on enjoying your wedding day with the ones you love most. www.yellowdoorphotography.co.uk graham@yellowdoorphotography.co.uk +44 7734 292 100 @yellow_door_ @yellow_door_photography @YellowDoorPhotography Teachers House, Hardwick, Buckinghamshire
Natural

www.jimrossphotography.com

info@jimrossphotography.com @jimrossphotography

Less of the formalities. More of the fun.
Your memories captured beautifully https://markholmesphotography.com mark@markholmesphotography.com +44 7557 947 451 @markholmesphotography @MarkHolmesPhotography Cambridgeshire

Planned to Perfection

If you’re searching for your fairy godmother of wedding planning, look no further than these top UK wedding planners!

AMORETTI WEDDINGS & EVENTS - LONDON

If you are a budget conscious or eco-minded couple, the West Country Wedding Planner is here for you. This down to earth and friendly team craft the most beautiful of weddings in the South West, from beachside occasions in Devon and Cornwall to a rustic barn wedding in Dorset and Somerset, they will take your dreams and turn them into a reality. As well as holding your hand throughout the entire planning process so you can sit back and relax, the team can also help with on-the-day coordination with elements such as DIY marquees, providing events assistants and additional sta and support to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible. The team can o er helpful hints and tips, so booking the West Country Wedding Planner for your wedding will save you money and so much wasted time along the way. westcountryweddingplanner.co.uk

LOUISA MAY WEDDINGS - SUFFOLK

Louisa May Weddings is passionate about planning your perfect wedding day with a modern countryside occasion across the East of England. Imagine a stylish and relaxed day, with the gentle countryside breeze in the air, the refreshing beauty of nature all around and your loved ones all smiling… This is what a Louisa May Weddings event looks like. Describing herself as fun, organised, e cient and passionate, Louisa has over 15 years experience in the industry, thriving in high pressure situations with an approach that gets her stuck in to all aspects of the wedding day. From planning and coordination to those magical flourishes on the day, you will get a personalised and heartfelt service. Working with Louisa means all the worries are left to her and you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you are in very safe and experienced hands. Wedding planning can be an overwhelming process, so if you’re not sure where to start with it all, Louisa will be on hand to provide expert advice and guidance so you can make informed and sensible decisions that reflect the day you have always wanted. louisamayweddings.co.uk

Dreaming of a luxury destination wedding in gorgeous Italy? Or perhaps a vibrant city soiree in London? Amoretti Weddings & Events are here to help! With a team built of stylists and producers, every detail of your wedding will have those chic and stylish touches needed for the best day ever. For your Italian wedding, the team will work with over 300 Italian venues, from Lake Como and Tuscany to Rome and the Amalfi Coast, entrusting their beloved suppliers to satisfy your needs. Alternatively, if you want something closer to home, they can bring your luxury wedding experience in London to life by taking all the concerns of event design, entertainment, catering, accommodation and so much more o your mind. The team will hold your hand throughout the whole process and bring your wishes to life so you get the wedding you have always dreamed of. amoretti.co.uk

TRACY LAVIN EVENTS - GREATER MANCHESTER

After an impressive career working in hospitality, Tracy launched Tracy Lavin Events 18 years ago and has grown to become a top name in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. You are in very safe hands with her experienced team with superior knowledge of suppliers in the UK and internationally, providing you with the five-star service you deserve for your wedding journey. They are committed to hitting the brief, finding those extra touches to add value and to deliver an event with attention to detail throughout the whole process. All the worries of wedmin will be taken o your to-do list, from booking the venue and sorting out lighting to forming a theme and live entertainment, they will ensure you have the best event with as least stress as possible. Working with Tracy Lavin Events means you get to enjoy your big day, soaking in all the emotions and feelings whilst her team makes sure everything runs to plan, what more could you ask for? tracylavinevents.co.uk

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 81 Planning
WEST COUNTRY WEDDING PLANNER - DEVON

Entertain Let Me

From toe-tapping classics to heart-pounding hits, our exclusive wedding bands will have you dancing like no one is watching. You!

THOMAS HUTTLESTONE - CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Thomas Huttlestone is a musical genius with a trumpet in one hand and a mic in the other. From West End stages to intimate house parties, his talent shines through. With a background in jazz and classical music, Thomas brings a unique blend of skills to every performance. His journey from playing Oliver to rocking out with ‘No Girls Aloud’ showcases his versatility and passion for music. Whether serenading at weddings or belting out tunes at pubs, Thomas’s energetic performances and charismatic stage presence make him the life of any event. Get ready to dance, sing, and celebrate with Thomas Huttlestone. tomhuttlestonemusic.co.uk

BLACK VELVET IRISH BAND - CORNWALL

Established for well over 30 years, let singing trio Alan, Caroline and Emma, take you on a musical journey through the misty moors and rolling hills of Cornwall, where the echoes of Celtic heritage blend with the raw beauty of nature. With each enchanting melody, they weave a tapestry of tradition and modernity, inviting you to dance under the starlit sky and lose yourself in the magic of ancient tunes. Let their music be the bridge that connects you to the heart of Cornwall. Black Velvet are a flexible band with something for everyone. Enjoy foot tapping tunes, Irish wit, as well as a range of genres. From weddings to festivals, they’re perfect for any occasion. Why settle for something borrowed when you can have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with these Irish lucky charms. blackvelvetirishmusic.com

RUMBLE IN THE SUNSET - DEVON

Get ready to rock with Rumble in the Sunset! This high-energy band brings you the timeless classics of the 50s and 60s that will have every generation hitting the dance floor. Based in the South West, these rockers are masters at crafting the perfect setlist for your event. From rock ‘n’ roll standards to twangy ‘Tarantino-esque’ surf tunes, they’ll have you grooving all night long. With their vintage rock ‘n’ roll style, Rumble in the Sunset is the perfect choice for weddings that want to add a touch of retro fun. rumbleinthesunset.co.uk

EMILY WHITE - DERBYSHIRE

Multi-award-winning musician Emily White performs a breathtaking blend of heartfelt jazz, soul and the finest songs from the 1970’s to the present day. Her rich vocals and emotive piano playing will be the perfect backdrop to your wedding, whether it’s adding romantic ambience as you walk down the aisle, or entertainment as your guests mingle. Emily always brings a warm smile and a special touch to your day, o ering a wide range of bespoke packages, personalised song requests, equipment to suit all venues and she will travel nationwide.

emilywhitemusic.co.uk

THE ROCKETS COLLECTIVE - SW LONDON

Based in London, this dynamic band is the life of the party, keeping you and your guests dancing all night long. With ther infectious energy and versatile repertoire, they cater to all music tastes and events. From weddings to private functions to corporate events, The Rockets Collective are the complete entertainers you need to make your special day unforgettable. Blast o into a world of musical ecstasy with The Rockets Collective at your wedding! Just like rockets blasting o into the sky, this electrifying band will skyrocket your celebration to new heights, leaving a trail of euphoria in their wake. therocketscollective.com

ENERGY BAND FUNCTION - NORFOLK

Energy, a vibrant 5-piece band in Norfolk & Su olk, promises the ultimate party experience for weddings. From 70s classics to modern dance hits, they bring the groove to get guests on their feet. With a passion for music and years of experience, Energy delivers your favorite tunes with original spirit. Let them curate a versatile playlist or trust their expertise. Their crystal-clear vocals and dynamic performances create an electrifying atmosphere. Energy’s infectious energy, authenticity, and attention to detail ensure a memorable celebration every time. For a wedding filled with fun, laughter, and unforgettable music, Energy is the perfect choice. energyfunctionband.co.uk

BAJA BEATS UK LTD - KENT

Band Baja is the ultimate fusion of East meets West, delivering a mesmerising musical experience that will leave you in awe. As Europe’s and the UK’s top choice for Asian Wedding Entertainment since 2014, their talented musicians blend Brass Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones with the traditional Indian Dhol and the modern English Snare Drum Kit. Get ready to groove to a mix of Bollywood, Bhangra, Hindi, Hip Hop, and House music in their electrifying performances. With Band Baja, your wedding will be a unique celebration filled with vibrant beats, infectious energy, and moments that will have everyone on their feet. bajabeats.co.uk

CHRIS JAMES SINGER - CORNWALL

Chris James from Cornwall is the ultimate wedding entertainment package - a voice coach, singer, and musician all in one. His expertise will ensure your day is filled with unforgettable musical moments that will leave your guests in awe. With Chris at the helm, you can rest assured that your wedding will be a harmonious blend of soulful melodies, captivating vocals, and expertly crafted performances. Elevate your celebration to new heights with the talent and charisma of Chris James, creating a magical atmosphere to make your wedding one to remember. @chrisjamesmusic

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 83 Planning

IRON BROO CEILIDH BANDABERDEENSHIRE

Iron Broo’s music, a lively fusion of traditional Scottish tunes and global influences, enchants audiences worldwide. From weddings to grand events, their performances captivate with a spellbinding energy. With a track record performing at prestigious festivals like “T in the Park” and the Aberdeen Music Hall, Iron Broo delivers unforgettable ceilidhs, making them a top choice for couples seeking an authentic Scottish wedding experience. Their music transcends borders, resonating across Europe and beyond. Available on major digital platforms, Iron Broo’s alluring melodies o er a vibrant and unforgettable soundtrack for any celebration, ensuring a lively experience for all. ironbroo.scot

THE AMAZING SINGING WAITERS - YORKSHIRE

Introducing The Amazing Singing Waiters, the ultimate entertainment sensation for your special day. These undercover performers bring a whole new level of excitement to weddings and events. Picture this: your guests are enjoying their meal when suddenly, the ‘waiters’ break into electrifying renditions of classic and contemporary hits, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars. With their top-notch professionalism and ability to surprise and delight, The Amazing Singing Waiters ensure a memorable experience for all. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, product launch, or function, trust these secret superstars to kickstart the party and leave your guests in awe. Don’t miss out on this unique and unforgettable entertainment option. amazinglive.co.uk

BETHAN WELSH HARPIST - SOUTH WALES

Immerse your wedding in the enchanting melodies of Bethan Welsh, the ethereal harpist from the heart of Wales. With a unique blend of traditional Welsh folk music and contemporary twists, Bethan’s awardwinning talent will elevate your special day. With over 10 years of experience and the only Welsh musician to win the prestigious Danny Kyle Award, her captivating performances will create a magical atmosphere that resonates with the soul. Bethan’s soothing harp strings and melodious voice, singing in both Welsh and English, will add a personal touch to your ceremony, drinks reception, or wedding breakfast. Let Bethan’s music weave a tapestry of love and harmony on your day. welshharpist.co.uk

‘LOVE ACTUALLY’ WEDDING BAND

Make your ceremony one to remember with the ‘Love Actually’ Wedding Band, a team of professionals ready to mingle amongst your friends and guests to then surprise everyone as they burst into a stunning performance, just like out of the scene from ‘Love Actually’. The band discreetly liaise with those that ‘need to know’ and discuss arrangements so everything goes to plan. The band is also the perfect match for your reception and evening performances to take you into the early hours of the morning with their tunes. LoveActuallyBand.co.uk

ZITA TATRAI - SUSSEX

Looking for a show-stopping soprano singer for your wedding? Look no further than the sensational Zita Tatrai! With a voice that can move mountains and fill you up with emotion, Zita has graced prestigious venues across Europe with her powerful performances. From operas like Un Ballo In Maschera to special events at Belvoir Castle (invited by a Duchess), she knows how to captivate an audience. Imagine walking down the aisle to her beautiful, dramatic voice or having her serenade you during your first dance. Zita Tatrai is not just a singer; she’s a magical experience you won’t forget. zitatatrai.com

DIONNE CLARKE - ESSEX

Dionne Clarke, the UK’s premier wedding-specialist singer from Manningtree, Essex, brings over a decade of experience to your special day. With her stunning vocals, Dionne sets the perfect romantic tone for your wedding. From ceremony to reception, she delivers your favorite tunes flawlessly. Dionne’s expertise shines as she helps curate your dream wedding soundtrack, providing MP3 samples for your approval. Dionne’s exceptional talents extend beyond live performances, as she has ventured into the realm of original music. Her songs have garnered radio play on BBC Introducing and various UK radio stations. With over 8 years of industry experience, she curates bespoke music packages tailored to each event, ensuring an unforgettable experience for weddings, celebrations, and corporate events. Dionne Clarke Music is your go-to choice. dionneclarkmusic.com

BIG MAMA FUNK

The internationally renowned singer Big Mama Funk is your go-to if you’d like an outstanding voice and charming character to delight your guests on your special day. Available as a solo act or as part of a ten-piece show band, Big Mama Funk is happy to cater the show to your needs and requirements. She has decades of experience in the entertainment industry and knows how to guarantee a full dance floor for a feel-good fun night with all your favourite people. Make some memories with Big Mama Funk. bigmamafunk.co.uk

ALL THINGS NICE - ESSEX

All Things Nice is the ultimate choice for wedding entertainment, ensuring your big day is remembered for a lifetime! This elite collective of musicians brings luxury high-end entertainment that goes beyond the typical wedding band. With a track record including performances at Ibiza festivals, sold-out bottomless brunches, and entertaining A-list celebrities like Jay-Z & Beyoncé, they bring a touch of glamour to every event. Their diverse musical talents have supported renowned artists and their exceptional expertise guarantees a WOW factor for you and your guests. Let All Things Nice make your wedding day truly unforgettable with their exceptional talent and entertainment prowess. allthingsniceentertainment.com

84

MUMFUDDEN SUNS

This award-winning band from Buckinghamshire was born from the idea of four friends who loved getting together and performing their favourite music. Now, they bring their performances to you to make sure you have the best wedding day with all the tunes you love. Perfect for a festival-styled day, Mumfudden Suns are the band for your occasion. Whether you want a roaming set with one or two musicians or a full band with a DJ setup, they can make all your dreams a reality. Mumfudden Suns promises to give you a night to remember with dancing and a big sing-along. MumfuddenSuns.co.uk

WE LOVE SAX - NORTHERN IRELAND

Elevate your wedding to a whole new level of excitement with We Love Sax, the dynamic fusion of world-class DJs and talented saxophonists. Led by former Privilege Ibiza resident DJ Micky Roddy and saxophone virtuoso Paul Cutli e, this ensemble brings Balearic beats and cool party vibes to your special day. With the addition of showman Matt Jennings and occasional appearances by Diarmund O’Kane, We Love Sax delivers a high-energy performance that will keep your guests dancing all night long. Whether as a duo or with additional saxophonists and live percussion, their two-hour set of dance hits and crowd-pleasing classics guarantees an unforgettable and enjoyable experience on your special day. welovesax.com

SARAH BUSH - YORKSHIRE

Sarah Bush, a talented musician based in Yorkshire, is your go-to choice for making your wedding truly unforgettable. With a passion for sharing music, Sarah o ers a range of services to turn your dream event into a reality. As an award-winning violinist and pianist, she brings a unique blend of musical talent to create a memorable atmosphere for your special day. Whether you’re looking for live music to set the perfect tone or seeking to learn music yourself, Sarah’s expertise and passion shine through in every performance. Trust Sarah to bring fun, entertainment, and a touch of magic to your wedding day. bushsarahmusic.com

LOS AMIGOS BAND - LONDON

Dive into the vibrant world of the Los Amigos Band, led by the magnetic Barcelona sensation, Javier Moreno. From the sunny streets of Spain to the sultry rhythms of Havana, they are the ultimate Spanish and Latin music maestros in London. With a repertoire that channels the spirit of Ricky Martin and the enchantment of the Gypsy Kings, they’ve set dance floors ablaze at countless weddings all over the globe and dazzled prestigious brands like Burberry. Get ready to be swept o your feet by their infectious beats and soulful tunes, as Los Amigos Band turn your special day into a sizzling fiesta to remember. losamigosband.co.uk

CHLOE JONES SINGER - GREATER MANCHESTER

Chloe Jones, a sensational singer-songwriter from Greater Manchester, can guarantee to add a touch of magic to your celebration. With her enchanting storytelling and soulful vocals, Chloe’s music is a mesmerising blend of folk, Americana, and country, inspired by music legends like Joni Mitchell, Courtney-Marie Andrews, and Fleetwood Mac. Available for any event, Chloe o ers customised setlists to suit the mood and audience, spanning from timeless classics to current chart-toppers. With her alluring vocals and versatile repertoire, she’ll create unforgettable moments for you and your guests. chloejonesmusic.co.uk

MARCELLO MUSIC EVENTSINTERNATIONAL/UK

Get ready to groove with Marcello Music, the awardwinning acoustic magician who will sprinkle musical charm on your celebrations. Marcello o ers a wide range of packages to suit your vibe, from soulful serenades during the ceremony to foot-tapping beats at the reception. With his versatile talent and infectious energy, Marcello will have your guests up on their feet all night. Whether you want a touch of elegance or a burst of fun, Marcello’s got you covered. So, why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Contact Marcello Music now for a musical extravaganza that will make your wedding a day to remember. marcellomusic.co.uk

CONSCIOUS CLUB - SW ENGLAND

Introducing the sensational Conscious Club, a trusted supplier of all the top wedding venues in Devon and Cornwall. After forming in 2016, the Southwest’s hottest party band have toured the UK bringing swinging beats and tapping toes to wedding guests of all ages. Booking the Conscious Club adds that extra special touch, with the band’s ability to adapt and reflect each individual audience they encounter meaning they will always keep your party moving in the right direction. Their personal mission for each wedding is to keep the dancefloor full all night long and with their talent and style, we are sure they will achieve this every single time! consciousclubband.com

UKES OF HAZZARD

For almost ten years, the Ukes of Hazzard have been the go-to ukulele band for private events and parties. Ready to travel to you anywhere in the United Kingdom, you can rest assured they are the perfect addition to your special day with their warm, lighthearted, yet experienced approach to music and events. They never fail to delight their guests, bringing sunshine wherever they perform. Ukes of Hazzard are the perfect roaming band for your event, they can accompany you from beginning to end and help you create an unforgettable playlist for your day.

UkesOfHazzardBand.co.uk

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 85 Planning

Zita

Her magical performance brightens up your event with breathtaking emotional moments, Zita has been booked for events around the globe and at some of the most prestigious venues venues

www.zitatatrai.co.uk

zitatatrai@gmail.com

+44 7915 208 033

Based in Sussex, but willing to travel @zita.tatrai

zitatatraisoprano

Raise Your Expectations - The UK's most exciting Singing Waiters experience www.amazinglive.co.uk info@amazinglive.co.uk +44 800 171 2017 @theamazingsingingwaiters @singingwaiters Leeds & London Use the code MAGAZINE for 10% off your first enquiry
@MusicMusicMusicUK +44 7599 458 360
MusicMusicMusic.co.uk/Weddings

Love Baked with

We’ve gathered the top ten cake makers in the UK who are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth on the big day!

CAKE DESIGN BY HOLLY MILLER - SOUTH WEST ENGLAND

This award-winning baker promises luxury and a bespoke touch to her tasty creations, covering Somerset, London and beyond. Holly Miller strives to use only the freshest and most high quality ingredients, providing you with the perfect mix of refined flavour combinations and stunning decoration. As one of the top wedding cake makers in Somerset, Holly will work with you throughout the process, from the very first idea to placing your show-stopping cake in your venue, your luxury wedding cake awaits. cakedesignbyhollymiller.com

EMMA JAMES CAKES - NORTH WALES

With over 15 years experience in catering and cake design, Emma James is proud to o er a bespoke wedding cake service in North West England and North Wales. She loves to include the couple in the creative process for a personalised cake which fulfils your wishes for size, flavours, themes and more! Emma will create a sketch of your design as part of the consultation, including special touches like floral decorations to match your bouquet and bespoke flavour combinations to cater to all dietary requirements. emma-james-cakes.co.uk

EMMA SHAFI CAKE DESIGN - GREATER MANCHESTER

From her home studio, Emma Shafi makes stunning wedding cakes for couples across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the surrounding areas. She is keen to work closely with you to curate the perfect cake exactly to your requirements. Over the years, Emma has refined her recipes to create a flavour menu that is truly delicious so your cake tastes as good as it looks! The overall aim is to form a luxury cake that is unique to you, will impress your guests, and allow you to enjoy a slice of heaven on your special day! emmashafi.co.uk

SWEET PALETTE - MERSEYSIDE

Here to sweeten up your special day is Marina from Sweet Palette. She will work her magic so you get the perfect wedding cake that fulfils your desires for design and flavour, it will be a stunning centrepiece for your dessert table. Marina strives to make the ordering process for your wedding cake as easy as possible, so you have the least amount of stress and the most amount of fun picking out flavours and themes! After all, in her own words, “your wedding day deserves a cake as unique as your love story.” www.sweetpalette.co.uk

CAKES BY KATIE - BERKSHIRE

Katie has a real passion for baking, and her love certainly shines through in her work! Based in Thatcham, she started her own business after honing her skills at a celebration cake company and now bakes the most amazing cakes and cupcakes ideal for your big day. As well as an impressive repertoire of flavours, she can cater to dietary requirements such as gluten, dairy-free and vegan, so everyone can enjoy the tasty bake. As well as tiered beauties, Katie can also o er wedding favours such as cake jars and fondant covered cookies to add the finishing touch to your tablescape. cakesbykatie.co.uk

SPRINKLES CELEBRATION CAKES - WEST YORKSHIRE

If you’re looking for a cake that looks and tastes amazing, Sprinkles Celebration Cakes in West Yorkshire are the place for you! Priyanka puts her heart into each cake she works on, providing a bespoke bake that combines her intricate craftsmanship with indulgent flavours. With some tasty flavours such as Bakewell Tart, Lemon & Elderflower and Bisco on o er, all your guests will be asking for a second slice! Sprinkles also provides cookies, cupcakes, traybakes, cakesicles and more to satisfy those tastebuds craving more. sprinklescelebrationcakesleeds.co.uk

CAKES BY ANUSHA - OXFORDSHIRE

Oxfordshire is home to Cakes By Anusha, an award-winning cake design company run by Anusha Ranasingha. As a qualified and professional sugar artist, you can expect an eye-catching wedding cake brimming with the most elite of decorations, from hand-crafted sugar creations to realistic floral petals. Anusha will tailor the bake to your bespoke requirements to perfectly fit into your wedding theme, so whether you want one or two tiers, a specific filling or a certain colour floral, Cakes By Anusha are here to help. cakesbyanusha.co.uk

MEGSY BAKES - NORFOLK

Home made with love from Norfolk, Megsy is known as the ‘Baking Ballerina’, seeing the process as a dance of ingredients coming together to perfect your big day bake. Her kitchen is no stranger to new flavours and designs, meaning your wedding cake will be on the cutting edge of trends and expertly tailored to your wishes. Also, whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea where to start, Megsy will be on hand to help find what suits you best. The best place to start? Ordering one of her wonderful Wedding Taster sets so you can nail down the flavour! megsybakes.com

GAUER SUGARCRAFT - KENT

For bespoke and elegant cakes in Kent, Gauer Sugarcraft can help you indulge in the joy of wedding cakes. With recipes that prioritise the finest ingredients and best designs you can rest assured that your show-stopping cake will leave all your guests in amazement. The head baker also has a certificate in Cake Decoration from the Le Cordon Bleu London and specialises in Sugar Flowers design, meaning the team at Gauer Sugarcraft have the expert skills to add the perfect finishing touch to your dream cake. gauersugarcraft.co.uk

CAKED BY CATHERINE - EDINBURGH

If you want a wedding cake that not only tastes divine but also serves as a work of art on your wedding day, look no further than the talented Caked By Catherine. All handcrafted with love, her creations follow a contemporary brief to become a unique centrepiece on your special day that fulfils your wildest dreams. Catherine’s aim is to give you that final part of the wedding puzzle, forming a masterpiece in cake form that slots right into your theme whilst also capturing your unique personality as a couple. Every slice is a delight when you choose Caked By Catherine. cakedbycatherine.com

92

A beautiful, unique wedding cake for your special day.

Over 15 years experience in cake design and decoration.

Contact Emma today to start planning your perfect wedding cake.

+44 (0) 7985 280936

info@emma-james-cakes.co.uk www.emma-james-cakes.co.uk

For weddings in North-west England & North/Mid Wales

Melody Maestros

Buckle up, tune in and get into the groove because when it comes to setting the dance floor on fire, these top UK DJs are the real deal. Prepare to be transported on a musical journey where the party never stops and the beat never drops as these deck wizards weave their sonic spells. From the pulsating rhythms of the underground to cheesy classics, these DJs know how to read the dance floor and keep it going all night long. Whether it’s a wedding or bespoke event, look no further than our exclusive DJs to bring your celebration to life.

DJ OLLIE CLARKE - WORCESTERSHIRE

Looking for the perfect soundtrack to dance the night away? Look no further than DJ Ollie Clark. With over 15 years of experience in curating bespoke playlists, this musical alchemist will blend together the perfect soundtrack for your wedding. With a talent for reading the room and an extensive playlist, Ollie spins melodies that turn moments into memories. From the moment you say “I Do”, let Ollie bring your love story to life with a celebration as unique and unforgettable as your bond. Start your forever with the perfect soundtrack. djollieweddings.co.uk

DJ FUNKOMATIC - WEST MIDLANDS

DJ Funkomatic, a sought-after talent in the West Midlands, captivates audiences with his diverse mix of tunes on a top-tier sound system. With an extensive musical repertoire spanning genres and decades, he effortlessly tailors the perfect soundtrack for every vibe and occasion. From R&B to Britpop, 70s Disco to House, Funkomatic's musical prowess ensures a seamless flow that caters to all preferences. Book Funkomatic for an unforgettable event experience, where his aim to please all tastes guarantees a hit celebration. Elevate your occasion with DJ Funkomatic's expertly curated soundscape, promising a memorable event. funkomatic.co.uk

DJ DRE - CENTRAL LONDON

Based in the heart of Central London, DJ Dre reigns supreme. As the master of mixing beats, DJ Dre crafts musical artistry that ignites the dance floor with electrifying energy. Through the power of music, DJ Dre creates unforgettable memories transforming regular weddings into epic celebrations filled with fun, style and an unending rhythm that keeps guests on their feet and spirits soaring high. Get ready to dance the night away with DJ Dre. @djdreunruly

DJ NASH - GREATER MANCHESTER

DJ Nash, the electrifying electronic music producer from Manchester, is known for his dynamic fusion of genres, specialising in Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Dancehall and beyond. Whether he’s spinning at bustling night clubs or headlining at festivals, DJ Nash’ seamless mixing and infectious energy guarantee an unforgettable experience. Why not book DJ Nash for your wedding, bringing his unparalleled talent and good vibes to your special day. Elevate your wedding with the best in the business. @innacitynash

DJ ANTHONY FRANCIS - SURREY

Making waves in the music industry for over a decade, DJ Anthony Francis is not just a DJ; he's a musical magician who spins beats that will make your heart dance and your feet tap uncontrollably. With a knack for reading the crowd and keeping the party alive, he's the secret ingredient to any event that needs a touch of musical magic. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, DJ Anthony Francis brings a blend of energy and charisma that transforms moments into extraordinary memories. With a passion for music that shines through every set, he creates a vibrant atmosphere that captivates audiences to leave them wanting more. anthonyfrancis.co.uk

BESPOKE DJS LONDON - WEST LONDON

Staying true to their name, Bespoke DJs London supply the créme de la créme in music, who excel in creating personalised musical journeys for a range of occasions. Their dedication to crafting custom-tailored playlists ensures that each event is infused with the perfect blend of tunes for the desired ambience. Whether it's a wedding, corporate function or private party, Bespoke DJs in West London bring a level of creativity that guarantees an unforgettable experience for all. Trust in Bespoke DJs to transform your event into a memorable celebration filled with unparalleled entertainment. bespokedjslondon.com

RYAN MOORE MUSIC LTD - HERTFORDSHIRE

Tune into the smooth sounds of Ryan Moore Music Limited, the master of melodies hailing from Hertfordshire. With a knack for setting the perfect mood and crafting seamless transitions that will have you and your guests grooving all night long, Ryan Moore Music Limited is the ultimate conductor of your wedding day symphony. From soulful serenades to heart-pounding beats, Ryan hits all the right notes to create a musical journey that will linger in your hearts long after the last dance. Let Ryan Moore Music Limited be the soundtrack to your love story. ryanmooremusic.com

D DJ JOHNNY FINGERS - NORTHERN IRELAND

DJ Johnny Fingers is your premier choice for unforgettable wedding entertainment in Northern Ireland. With a passion for crafting magical moments and a commitment to exceeding your expectations, with over 20 years of experience in creating the perfect soundtrack for your special day. From the first dance to the final encore, it's ensured your wedding reception will be filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories. steampunkdjs.com

96

ATOM MUSIC EVENTS - CHESHIRE

ATOM Music Events, based in Cheshire, is a dynamic team of DJs renowned for their seamless mix of music genres that keep the dance floor buzzing all night. With a passion for creating personalised playlists tailored to each couple's unique style, ATOM Music Events ensures a one-of-akind experience that will have your guests raving for years to come. From soulful ballads to high-energy beats, trust ATOM Music Events to set the perfect mood for your day. @dj___atom

VENTURE ROADSHOW - BEDFORDSHIRE

Get ready to dance the night away with Venture Roadshow, the top choice for couples looking for a dynamic and engaging DJ experience in Bedfordshire. Specialising in creating high-energy atmospheres that keep guests on their feet, Venture Roadshow is known for their seamless transitions and eclectic music selection that caters to all tastes and preferences. From classic hits to modern bangers, their expert DJs have the skills and expertise to curate a playlist that refl ects your love story and sets the perfect tone for your wedding celebration. Trust Venture Roadshow to curate the ultimate soundtrack for your special day. ventureroadshow.co.uk

RIKKI'S MOBILE DISCO AND EVENTS - WALES

Prepare for a musical extravaganza with Rikki's Mobile Disco and Events, the party-starting powerhouse from the heart of Swansea. With a playlist as vibrant as the Welsh countryside, Rikki's Mobile Disco and Events guarantees a night of nonstop fun and excitement that will have your guests dancing with joy. From classic anthems to modern hits, this dynamic award-winning DJ knows just how to get the party started and keep it going all night long. So get ready to rock out and make memories that will last a lifetime with Rikki's Mobile Disco and Events at the helm. swanseaweddingdj.com

SG DJ LTD - GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Get ready to turn up the volume with SG DJ Ltd, the high-octane party starter from the picturesque county of Gloucestershire. With beats as fresh as the Gloucestershire air, SG DJ Ltd brings a mix of energy and finesse to your wedding celebration, ensuring that every moment is filled with music that hits all the right notes. From smooth transitions to electrifying drops, this DJ knows how to keep the dance floor buzzing and your guests on their feet. So let SG DJ Ltd be the sonic architect of your wedding day and watch as your love story unfolds to the perfect soundtrack. sgdjweddings.com

DJ SAM YOUNG - NORTH LONDON

JAGUAR DEEJAY - SOUTH LONDON

Roar into the night with Jaguar Deejay, the wild and untamed master of beats hailing from South London. Known for his fierce mixing skills and infectious energy, Jaguar Deejay navigates the dance floor with finesse, seamlessly blending genres to craft a captivating sonic journey that will mesmerise your guests. With a repertoire as diverse as the jungle, Jaguar Deejay is the purr-fect choice for your wedding day. Escape the ordinary and let the music ignite your inner fire, leaving you roaring with delight. @jaguardeejay

SOUND FORCE CORNWALL DJ - CORNWALL Sound Force Cornwall DJ is a top-notch DJ service that is sure to take your event to the next level. With their expertise in music selection and ability to keep the party going all night long, you can trust that Sound Force Cornwall DJ will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Whether you're hosting a wedding, corporate event, or private party, Sound Force Cornwall DJ is the perfect choice to keep the energy high and the dance floor packed. Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your event with Sound Force Cornwall DJ. @soundforcecornwall

MK ROADSHOW - LEICESTERSHIRE

MK Roadshow is a multi-award-winning DJ, Live Entertainment, and Events Management company based in Leicestershire, boasting over 18 years of experience. Renowned for their state-of-the-art DJ setups and topquality entertainment, MK Roadshow o ers a personalised service to ensure each client has an exceptional time. With around 250 events annually, they have built a vast client base both in the UK and internationally. Specialising in Destination Weddings, they have performed at prestigious venues worldwide, receiving glowing 5-star reviews and showcasing their work on Instagram. Their impressive portfolio includes corporate clients like Specsavers, Barclays, Love 2 Shop and Leicester City Council. Trust MK Roadshow to elevate your event to unforgettable heights. mk-roadshow.com

Prepare to be starstruck by DJ Sam Young, the highly sought after celebrity-endorsed DJ, specialising in destination weddings and events. Based in the vibrant city of London with over two decades of experience, DJ Sam Young is a true musical virtuoso whose talents have graced some of the most prestigious stages around the world. From Hollywood soirees to dazzling galas, DJ Sam’s electrifying performances have captivated audiences and set the perfect tone for unforgettable moments. With a resume that includes spinning tunes at George Clooney’s wedding and prestigious events like the BAFTAs, he’s the go-to choice for a truly star-studded celebration. djsamyoung.com

DJ BURNT TOAST - EAST SUSSEX

Crank up the heat with DJ Burnt Toast, the toastiest DJ in East Sussex who knows how to bring the fire to your dance floor. With a mix of sizzling tracks and smokin' beats, DJ Burnt Toast brings a unique blend of energy and excitement to every event. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, party, or corporate event, DJ Burnt Toast serves up a musical feast that will leave everyone hungry for more. Get ready to toast to the music and let the party heat up behind the turntables. djburnt-toast.com

NICHOLAS MARTIN WEDDING DJ SCOTLANDSCOTLAND

Let the enchanting melodies of Nicholas Martin sweep you o your feet, with a musical touch that is as soulful as the Scottish highlands, Nicholas Martin brings a harmonious blend of talent and passion to every performance. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic performance or an upbeat dance anthem, his versatile repertoire and captivating style promises to create a magical atmosphere for your special occasion. Trust Nicholas to set the perfect tone for your wedding day, creating memories to cherish. wedding-dj-scotland.co.uk

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 97
Planning

Weddings Real

A top trend for 2024 weddings is to add some personalisation to your day, whether that's a couple's newspaper or a specific wedding theme, see how our five Real Life Wedding lovebirds are nailing this idea overleaf…

@FIREFLOW_WEDDINGS
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 105

Cecilie & Tobias A Danish Dream

106
SUPPLIED BY WEDDING PLANNER COPENHAGEN

NEAREST AND DEAREST

Surrounded by rolling hills, picturesque landscapes, and the tranquillity of nature, the Danish countryside served as the perfect backdrop for Cecilie and Tobias' small and intimate wedding. With a guest list of 65 cherished friends and family members, the couple sought a secluded private venue for a personal and meaningful experience. “We wanted the intimate weekend wedding to be all about the people we love the most - it was the perfect amount for us,” reminisced the bride.

AISLE STYLE

Cecilie looked ethereal as she walked down the aisle towards her eagerly awaiting fiancé. Her dress, made by the local designer Solveig Lundbæk, was brought to life using sustainable materials, fitting in with her vision. It was important to the bride that her dress looked and felt amazing. The sun gently bathed the countryside in a warm glow as Cecilie and Tobias exchanged their vows in a quaint outdoor ceremony.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

The soft rustling of leaves and the sweet melodies of birdsong provided a serene soundtrack to their heartfelt promises of love and commitment. As the reception unfolded, Cecilie and Tobias took to the dancefloor in a traditional waltz, whilst the groomsmen lifted Tobias up in the air in Danish tradition. The room was filled with laughter and merriment as the rest of the guests took to the floor and danced the night away. Everyone tucked into a delectable vegan feast, carefully curated by the talented chefs, all in keeping with the theme.

“Our feet hurt from dancing until 7am, but in the best way our feet have ever hurt!”
Real Weddings
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 107
“We were both super excited and looking forward to celebrating love with our closest family and friends.”

“The wedding was fully vegan, as we are plantbased and wanted our friends and family to also enjoy the great taste of plant-based meals. We decided against a traditional wedding cake since we rarely eat those types of cakes and do not particularly enjoy cream cakes. Instead, we had an assortment of all our favourite snacks.”

THE PERFECT PLANNER

Guests were ordered to leave their phones behind and take mental pictures instead to ensure that everyone was fully present. All this would not have been complete without the meticulous curating by their planner Andrea, who brought their vision of a dream wedding to life.

THE DREAM TEAM

WEDDING PLANNER: @weddingplanner_copenhagen

PHOTOGRAPHER: Samuel @fireflow_weddings DRESS: @solveiglundbaek_brudekjoler SUIT: @adamjamesbespoke VENUE: Klithuset Dronningmølle (private) WINE: @houseofwine.dk

FLOWERS & TABLEWEAR: @atablestory PIZZA: @bikeandbakepizza

A HELPING HAND

“We absolutely loved having our wedding planner Andrea onboard. She helped us find the best vendors for the rest of our suppliers. She, among other things, helped arrange for a food truck from Planteslagterne for our reception, an amazing 6-course dinner from Rødder for the evening party and the best photographer, Samuel from Fireflow Weddings. We also had the greatest DJ, Martin Charles Noe, playing bangers all night long.” WH

BAR: @rebelbarcph OFFICIANT: Anne Rives DECORATION PIECES: @denperfektefest FOOD TRUCK: @planteslagterne CEREMONY & RECEPTION MUSIC: @billelauridsen CAKE: @glean.dk DINNER: @roddercph

DJ: @charlesnoemusic WAITERS: @booktjener.nu

CHAIRS: @tablesettingdk

108

Wedding Planner Copenhagen

We spoke to Andrea from Wedding Planner Copenhagen, a Scandinavian wedding company located in Denmark, about curating bespoke weddings. Read on to discover all about their stunning location and details on one of their most recent weddings.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

My company, Wedding Planner Copenhagen, has a big focus on couples eloping to Copenhagen. So, if you are dreaming about a wedding in the blissful countryside or a day in the big city, I have planned weddings in both summer and winter, nationally and internationally, intimate and big, so no matter what your dreams look like I can help you make them into reality. I am not limited by geography and would be happy to help you anywhere you wish to get married.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

In Copenhagen, Denmark. I am a Copenhagener by birth and have lived here for most of my life. I know the city like the back of my hand, and I simply love showing o my city to all my international couples coming here to celebrate their special day.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

Getting married in Denmark is very easy! Some even describe Copenhagen as the Las Vegas of Europe. Paperwork can be turned around quickly and often without too much hassle which attracts many international couples to tie the knot here.

Denmark was the first country in the world to allow same sex registered partnerships – this happened back in 1989 and makes me very proud.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

Cecilie and Tobias first contacted me back in November 2021 and we worked closely for almost two years to create their dream vegan wedding weekend. They put all their trust in me which made the process very smooth and fun. We had several sessions just bouncing ideas back and forth and we all had such a great time seeing it all come to life. It was a very exciting challenge for me to source all

the vendors when everything had to be vegan and as sustainableas possible. It made me think in new ways and find other solutions than what could have been expected at other weddings.

My main approach to planning is with a real sense of familiarity. It is very important for me to have a real connection with my couples –that gives a great result in the end.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE AND PLANNING PROCESS…

My inspiration for this wedding very much came from getting to know Cecilie and Tobias very well over the two-year period. They really wanted a full weekend celebrating with all their loved ones. They are both very family oriented and that became clear to me on my first visit to their home. The most important thing to them, was to give their loved ones an experience to remember and challenge them a bit by only serving them amazing vegan food throughout the whole weekend. They wanted to celebrate in the minimalistic Nordic style and also bring the summer colours of nature inside for a dusty pastel dream palette.

I always plan in a style that fits my couples' wishes and expectations and not my own. It is very important to me that my clients feel heard and that it is their personality that shines through on the day.

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

The beautiful venue set by the beach paired with Cecilie and Tobias' playful love for each other. They truly had the time of their lives on their wedding day and danced until morning. That all makes for one very happy wedding planner!

weddingplannercopenhagen.dk

@weddingplanner_copenhagen

Photo Credit: @storybookstudio_dk
Real Weddings WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 109
Photo Credit: @kathlynjohnes
110
SUPPLIED BY THE WES - WEDDING & EVENT STORIES
Dafina & Massi Once Upon A Time In Breisgau

THE FAIRYTALE DAY

Once upon a time in the enchanting region of Breisgau, Germany, Dafina and Massi embarked on their happily ever after. In a small, intimate ceremony in front of 90 cherished guests, Dafina and Massi exchanged vows. The air was filled with anticipation and excitement as loved ones gathered to witness the union of two souls deeply in love.

LIKE A PRINCESS

Their wedding day unfolded like a scene straight out of a fairytale. The picturesque setting of Breisgau provided the perfect backdrop for this magical occasion. Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush greenery, the venue exuded an ethereal ambiance that captured the hearts of all who attended. “We just loved everything about this beautiful place,” said the newlyweds, “very romantic, idyllic, and I felt like a princess in a castle.” Dafina, radiated in her exquisite gown, which featured intricate lace details. The gown was carefully chosen to enhance her natural beauty and make her stand out on her special day.

SETTING THE SCENE

The reception that followed outside was a celebration of love. Tables were adorned with delicate floral arrangements and flickering candles, creating an atmosphere of intimacy and understated elegance. “We wanted it simple, but unique, timeless and elegant,” reminisced the bride. “I decided to go for simple flowers in white and I wanted to include orchids. They were my mother's favourite flowers.”

"I wanted to include orchids. They were my mother's favourite flowers."
Real Weddings
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 111

THE MUSIC OF LOVE

As the sun began to set, casting a golden glow over the festivities, Dafina and Massi took to the dancefloor for their first dance as a married couple. As the newlyweds waltzed to the rhythm of their hearts locked in an embrace, friends and family joined in. “We had a DJ. During the first few hours we had a mix of Italian and Albanian music due to different nationalities. After that we moved to Hip Hop, Reggaeton and classic wedding hits.”

IN GOOD HANDS

The wedding went down without a hitch thanks to their amazing wedding planner Lara, who made sure their vision of a bespoke celebration came to life. “Unfortunately we didn't know if the wedding could really take place because of Covid. Up until the end of June 2021, weddings could only be celebrated with up to 50 guests.

From July onwards, we were able to plan properly and confirm all suppliers and inform the guests that the wedding will take place. Thanks to Lara, our amazing wedding planner, everything went well, she helped us so much and did an incredible job! Without her, nothing would have be possible! She is simply the best and we will be sure to recommend her to every couple we know who is planning to get married and tie the knot.” WH

"We just loved everything about this beautiful place."

THE DREAM TEAM

WEDDING PLANNER: Lara Stähli, The WES - Wedding & Event

Stories VENUE: Reinach Castle, Freiburg Im Breisgau CEREMONY & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION: Winery Edwin Baumann

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEO: GDF Photography, Gulben Und Fery DRESS: The Wedding Gallery, Murg SUIT: Winnis MAKEUP & HAIR: Makeup By Rougy FLOWERS: Wedding Decoration

Freiburg By Miroslawa Dudek SINGER & PIANO: Sabrina Burkard

WEDDING CAKE: Gaumen Freuden CEREMONY MASTER: Lea

PHOTOBOX: Magic Mirror Freiburg

112

The WES - Wedding & Event Stories

We spoke to Lara from 'The WES - Wedding & Event Stories', a wedding company located in Switzerland, about curating bespoke weddings. Read on to discover all about their stunning location and details on one of their most recent weddings.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

I am Lara Stähli, founder of 'The WES - Wedding & Event Stories'. Our goal is to create unforgettable weddings and events that inspire our clients and their guests. With a dedicated team, we provide exceptional service and attention to detail. Trust, openness, and enjoyment are important to us. We prioritise your individuality and uniqueness, listening to your dreams, wishes, and ideas to plan your wedding day. We o er customised solutions that reflect your vision, rather than following trends. With my creative personality and passion for innovation, your ideas will always be at the forefront.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

My base is in Zurich, Switzerland. But I will go anywhere to plan a wedding, it is up to wherever my couple want to get married.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

I am actually a wedding planner based in Zurich, Switzerland, but my couple chose to have their wedding in Breisgau, Germany. Schloss Reinach im Breisgau, also known as Reinach Castle, is a historic castle located in the town of Munzingen, near Freiburg in the Black Forest region of Germany. What attracts couples most is marrying in a castle setting. Castles often exude a romantic and fairytale-like ambiance. The historical architecture, picturesque surroundings, and charming interiors can create an enchanting atmosphere. Many castles also o er versatile spaces for di erent aspects of a wedding, from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions. This versatility allows couples to customise their celebration according to their preferences.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

A dreamlike summer wedding in the middle of the city, surrounded by the idyllic, beautiful ambience and history of the estate at

Schloss Reinach in Freiburg. An idyllic free wedding ceremony at the Edwin Baumann winery, with delicious sparkling wine overlooking the vineyards and great music with the singer and accompaniment of Sabrina Burkhard. Balloons were sent on their journey into the sky, followed by a delicious aperitif in the historic castle garden and plenty of fun was also provided with a photo box. As dusk fell, the wonderful dinner could begin, followed by great surprises, speeches and show acts. The wedding cake and dessert bu et were fantastic as the crowning culinary finale to the wedding day. And then it was finally time for the long-awaited wedding party. Let's party!

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE AND PLANNING PROCESS…

Couples draw inspiration from the castle's historical nature, incorporating vintage elements in decorations, attire, and the ceremony. Soft lighting, candles, and floral decorations enhance the romantic atmosphere. Blush, gold, and burgundy colour palettes complement the aesthetic. Majestic arches, elaborate drapery, and ornate table settings create a fairytale or regal theme. Classic themes with elegance and sophistication are popular, with crisp whites, timeless florals, and formal attire. Planning involves securing the venue and date, deciding on the theme and colour scheme, and considering ceremony format, reception layout, and menu choices. Collaboration with the vendors then brings the vision to life.

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

It has to be the exchange of vows between the bride and groom. The groom surprised everyone with his sincere and emotional words, expressing his love and gratitude for the bride. The bride, in turn, expressed her love and promises for a lifetime of companionship.

Find out more:

theweddingstories.ch

@the_wes_o cial

Real Weddings WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 113
114 Dominic & Georgie A Serendipitous Celebration SUPPLIED BY CC WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

A PARISIAN PROPOSAL

The enchanting picturesque beauty of Château de Fonscolombe in Provence, was the idyllic backdrop for Dominic and Georgie’s dream wedding. Their journey to this magical day began with a fairytale proposal in Paris, where Dominic fulfilled one of Georgie’s wishes by surprising her with a stay at the iconic Shangri La hotel. Little did Georgie know, a violinist serenaded them on the balcony adorned with candles and roses, revealing the most stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. Georgie was completely awestruck when Dom popped the question and it overwhelmed her by emotion as it took her an hour to say yes!

THE VENUE OF DREAMS

The wedding was an intimate affair with 100 cherished guests, in alignment with the venue’s capacity. “We unexpectedly discovered the Chateau de Fonscolombe and were instantly captivated by its charm,” said the bride. “The timeless elegance, picturesque surroundings, and the sentimental connection we shared with the venue made it a heartfelt and easy decision—this would be the place where our love story would continue to unfold.”

SUITED AND BOOTED

Georgie emerged like a real life princess, her beauty radiating as she walked down the aisle. Georgie's bridal gown was a vision of timeless elegance. The bride struck gold after being drawn to a unique design by Halfpenny London. The bride felt like the most beautiful version of herself. “I felt like a princess, I felt like a bride - and

“Seeing
Real Weddings
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 115
Dom standing at the altar is etched in my memory.”

still felt like ‘me’.” Dominic looked dapper in his bespoke suit, meticulously crafted by a local suitmaker, Dooley & Roston in Manchester. The groom paired his suit with a crisp white dress shirt, adorned with a sleek black Dior tie.

MOVIE MAGIC

The wedding ceremony took place in the chateau's enchanting garden, surrounded by blooming flowers and lush greenery. “It might sound cheesy, but the entire day felt like something out of a movie for me,” gushed the blushing bride.

SETTING THE SCENE

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a delightful reception on the chateau's outdoor terrace. The tables were adorned with soft candlelight and opulent floral centrepieces, creating an atmosphere of timeless romance. As the evening progressed, the couple shared their first dance under the starlit sky, the twinkling lights of the chateau adding a touch of magic to the moment, as though time had stood still. “The day passed in a whirlwind, and we just want to relive each beautiful moment over and over. Without a doubt the best day of my life.” WH

THE DREAM TEAM

WEDDING PLANNER: CC Weddings and Events VENUE: Chateau De Fonscolombe FLORIST & DÉCOR: Pearly White

Concept DRESS: Halfpenny London CAKE: Lucy Cakes

PHOTOGRAPHER: Maya Maréchal MUA: Joana Ronquillo

ENTERTAINMENT: Vogue Live Band

“Witnessing Georgie on our wedding day was an unforgettable memory that will stay with me.”
116

CC Weddings & Events

We spoke to CC Weddings & Events, a wedding planning company based on the French Riviera, about their desire to curate bespoke events. Read our conversation to discover all about this company and details on one of their latest dream weddings.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

CC Weddings & Events started by chance while working for a catering company at a wedding. I was entrusted to take care of the bride and groom, ensuring everything ran smoothly from coordinated speeches to playing the right songs. The success of that wedding, along with recommendations and word of mouth, led to our growth into a team of four planners in just six years. With a background in Yachting and luxury Villa management, dealing with highnet-worth individuals, I am uniquely prepared for the dynamic world of planning. Our team takes pride in a compassionate and attentive approach, valuing qualities like being energetic, positive, trustworthy, and authentic. Our goal is simple: listen to our clients, understand their vision, and turn their dreams into reality.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

We are located on the stunning French Riviera near Cannes. Planning weddings and events throughout the Riviera and Provence, we've recently expanded our services to include Tuscany.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

Getting married in our location is truly special for several reasons. The natural light, the vibrant atmosphere, and the diverse selection of venues make it unique. Situated near local airports in Nice and Marseille, our location offers convenience. We have it all – from venues with breathtaking sea views to charming châteaux in Provence, beautiful Bastide’s, luxurious hotels, and private villas. The variety of options ensures that every couple can find their perfect setting for a memorable and enchanting wedding celebration.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

Georgie and Dominic’s wedding was truly something special, and

I smile just thinking about it. Working with them wasn't just about planning; it was a journey filled with fun and emotions. Right from the start, there was this unique connection, and we really poured our hearts into making their day extraordinary. The wedding turned out perfect – surprises, genuine emotions, and so much laughter. The bond we formed with Georgie and Dom made it a celebration that's not just memorable but downright magical.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE AND PLANNING PROCESS…

Witnessing people happy, smiling, and reassured is what fuels my passion. It comes from being a people pleaser and a doer. The satisfaction of knowing that I've played a role in creating moments of happiness and fulfilment is what drives me. The style and planning process for this wedding was a collaborative effort, with Georgie actively involved in styling and decision-making. Every detail was meticulously planned, embracing a Provencal chic theme with a touch of Riviera elegance. We paid close attention to coordinating elements, such as matching the Chateau's beautiful shutters with the menu ribbon and other details. Lavender, a natural choice, was inspired by the stunning lavender fields nearby. The addition of crystal chandeliers brought a glamorous touch to the top table/table d’honneur.

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

I have two particularly beautiful memories that stand out. Firstly, the moment when Dom saw Georgie walking down the aisle – it was truly heart warming. The second was the entrance to the dinner, with Laura, the Maid Of Honor, performing "Beauty and the Beast". It was spectacular and could easily be considered award-worthy. It was an unforgettable addition, making the day even more magical.

Real Weddings WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 117
Find out more: ccweddingsandevents.net @cc_weddingsandevents
118
SUPPLIED BY MELODICA WEDDING AGENCY
Galia & Valentin Crazy in Love

THE PERFECT PROPOSAL

7 years down the line and Val organised the most romantic way to pop the question to his smitten bride, Galia. “I didn’t expect it at all, I thought he was never going to propose as he never spoke about it!”, she confessed, “but whilst climbing a mountain on a trip to Asia we found ourselves in front of a 24-metre statue of Buddha and scaled the tower next to it to see the view. The forest was yellow, red and orange and so beautiful, Val fell on one knee and took out the ring box, but I have no idea what he asked me, I couldn’t hear or think, so all I said was ‘But of course!’, and cried for ten minutes! It was so magical.”

SETTING THE DATE

The date for their big day kind of decided itself depending on their full calendar… “We wanted to find a date where my whole team could be there and not have to worry about being called out to another event, so we needed a weekend or public holiday. There was only one day free in the year and it happened to be the day we started dating seven years ago! It was meant to be,” they beamed.

BLUSHING BRIDE

Working on weddings herself, Galia was in the middle of wedding season whilst planning her own big day. With a wedding two days before her own, she only had a day to rest and get in the wedding mood. Despite the busy schedule, she was so pleased with how her on-the-day look came together. “My dress was custom made by the most famous Bulgarian designer, Sofia Borisova,”

“A team of 14 people made my dream dress.”
Real Weddings
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 119

she gushed, “for makeup and hair I went to the people I have been working with for years and told them to do whatever they thought was best, I completely trusted them.”

THE WEDDING PARTY

The groom explained that they only had one rule when it came to their guests’ outfits… “We simply said ‘wear whatever makes you feel good’, we didn’t want to change people’s style for the sake of aesthetic photographs,” he told us, “by chance, the best man and maid of honour matched their outfits by opting for purple and one guest even came in shorts and a flamingo shirt, we loved it!”

FLOWER POWER

As well as a wedding agent, Galia is also a florist, so the florals were important to her. “I had a whole list of seasonal flowers I wanted and we had more than 20,000 flowers at our wedding,” she explained, “I divided the wedding into separate areas so we had a boho picnic with drinks, an ice-cream show, a fairytale ritual and a cocktail bar. We used yellow, peach and pink throughout and we were so pleased with the result.” WH

“We had a fun wedding newspaper to amuse our guests.”

THE DREAM TEAM

VENUE AND FOOD: Tsarsko Selo (Royal Village) WEDDING PLANNER, FLORALS AND DECORATION: Galia Kraicheva and Melodica Wedding Agency DJ: Dani Di PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO: SK Photo LIVE BAND: Vivo Montana WEDDING

DRESS: Sofia Borisova, Romantika Fashion MAKEUP: Evgeniya

Dzhaferovich HAIR: Berry/Galleria Hair Salon

120

Melodica Wedding Agency

We spoke to Galia Kraicheva from Melodica Wedding Agency, an event planning business in Bulgaria, all about what makes their location special for destination weddings and the theme of her very own big day.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

Melodica Wedding Agency was born in 2011, it was a natural continuation of my own 8 years of prior experience in event planning in Bulgaria and France.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

We are based in Sofia, Bulgaria, but we often travel abroad for destination weddings for our Bulgarian clients. One of our most popular wedding destinations is Greece with its picturesque coastal regions and beautiful islands.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe, dating back to 681 A.C, making it ideal for destination weddings due to the amount of history it holds. Even in B.C times there was a developed civilisation in the region: the Thracians. You could use one of the famous historic sites from Roman, Greek and Thracian times as your wedding backdrop or you could venture into the mountains for venues with breathtaking views and local delicacies. Bulgaria also has many seaside venues, brimming with golf courses and hotels boasting private beaches and spa resorts so you can totally unwind for a stress-free wedding. Plovdiv is a great choice for art and history lovers as it hosts a number of art and craft shops and ateliers, as well as a Roman amphitheatre in the Old Town. City lovers will like Sofia, the capital, located in between two mountains and built on the remains of the second-largest amphitheatre in Europe. There are so many choices to suit every type of couple.

I’d have to recommend the local food too! Bulgarian yoghurt is well-known for its health benefits and visitors fall in love with the Bulgarian dish, Banitsa. When it comes to costs, Bulgaria is a relatively cheap wedding location which is a great compensation to cover the costs of travelling for your destination wedding.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

This was my own wedding, the owner and founder of Melodica Wedding Agency, and drummed up a lot of media interest as it is the wedding of the wedding agent! We had a day that was nothing like a traditional wedding, our theme was an ‘Absurd Wedding’ in

which everything was surprising and unexpected, but every detail was deeply personal to us a couple which made it really special.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE AND PLANNING PROCESS…

The planning process took exactly three weeks. We were so relaxed the whole time because myself and the team were used to planning weddings up to the last few days, so this was familiar territory. I made the whole concept and design for the wedding and even made a hundred page folder for the team to refer to! We worked so hard to make it all a reality.

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

The fact that the whole team were all together, happy and having fun was so special. It was better than a normal team building day because we were connected by such genuine and heartfelt emotion. Find

out more: melodica-events.com
Real Weddings WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 121
@melodica_wedding_agency
122 Lilly & Joe A Spontaneous Soirée SUPPLIED BY WIENER HOCHZEITSAGENTUR

A UNIQUE PROPOSAL

Before most weddings you need to have a proposal, but Lilly & Joe went about it in another way. “The wedding planner, ‘Uschi’, asked us to be her models for a wedding shoot, but we decided to have a real wedding instead,” they beamed, “Joe didn’t actually propose to me, everything happened so fast but it was the best decision we ever made.”

THE SEAL OF APPROVAL

The hotel and castle venue was available on May 27th, so that set the date for this special couple. “We live near Reichenau an der Rax and wanted a special imperial wedding, the venue was the perfect location for our celebrations! There were only 15 guests because everything was so spontaneous and many of our friends were already away at that time. So it was a really small wedding, but it was beautiful.”

CROWNING GLORY

Lilly stunned in her majestic gown, feeling like an Empress as she floated down the aisle. “It was an indescribably beautiful feeling to wear this great dress and long veil,” she gushed, “I was very excited and touched that my husband bought me a gift for the big day. It was a hairpiece, like a crown, that I had always dreamed of wearing. I come from Russia and brides often wear pieces like this at their wedding, he made this dream come true for me and the fact he was able to get me such a beautiful hairpiece was so emotional and overwhelming!”

“I chose the second dress I tried on.”
Real Weddings
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 123

FIT FOR ROYALTY

“The guests were transported by our vintage bus.”

The theme for the day was an imperial wedding, harkening back to a time of glamour and prestige. Glistening gold candelabras blended with stark white roses throughout the venue, providing a classically beautiful palette. “I knew I didn’t want colours at my wedding,” the bride explained, “so we had stunning white roses. It perfectly fit the imperial theme and we have lots of friends who look like they are from imperial times, which suited the occasion. We wanted to get married in the style we prefer in our everyday lives, just with more glamour!”

A TEAM EFFORT

“Uschi recommended all our suppliers to us and every single one was great, a highlight was definitely the cake and sweet table, it was all tastefully presented under a pavilion in the garden,” they reminisced, “the patisserie chef was a young designer who had only opened her shop a few months before, so we chose to order from her to support her business.” The couple danced the night away to the tunes of guitars and saxophones, making the most of their spontaneous wedding day. WH

THE DREAM TEAM

PLANNER: Wiener Hochzeitsagentur PHOTOGRAPHER: Linefotografie HMUA: Patricia W. – Hair & Make-Up Artist_

DECORATOR: Heads Events DESSERTS: Le Petit Patisserie

FLORIST: Die Blumenagentur DRESS: l'unico ACCESSORIES: Flossmann HEADPIECE: Zsanett Rado Design CELEBRANT: Hochzeitszeremonie RINGS: Juwelier am Saarplatz NECKLACE: CIRO GROOM: Grandits Nussdorferstraße MUSIC: Duo Mikann

STATIONERY: Delicious Wedding FAVORS: Vom Fass Brandstätte

DRINK SILVA: SILVA der Verjus Drink DRINK RAX BRÄU: Rax Bräu DINNER: Catering Marienhof VENUE: Marienhof, Schlossgärtnerei Wartholz & Kaizar Art&Tweed

124

Wiener Hochzeitsagentur

We spoke with Ursula Köllner from Wiener Hochzeitsagentur, a wedding service based in Vienna, all about her journey to choosing this career path and the details of Lilly & Joe’s big day.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

My daughter was actually the one to encourage me to become a wedding planner after I thought about how I would have re-organised my friend’s poorly planned wedding by another supplier. The idea of planning a wedding made me very excited and all of my characteristics combined well to suit this career. I am now building a network of wedding service providers in and around Vienna, working with suppliers to get to know every part of the industry. My goal is to implement the wishes of the couple and always ensure we are on hand if they need any advice or assistance.

As a wedding planner you always have to be transparent, trustworthy, humorous and empathetic; my team and I definitely bring these requirements with us. It is particularly important to me that the bride and groom can trust us, that is why we work commission-free and o er a fixed price for our full-service planning. On the day, we will be present to coordinate all suppliers. We are not only the contact person for the bride and groom, we are also available for the guests, who can contact us in advance or on the wedding day at any time. From logistical questions about travel and accommodations to contributions and surprises, we always think in a very solution-oriented manner.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

My Company is based in Vienna, Austria, in the 17th district.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MARRYING IN YOUR LOCATION?

Austria is the enchanting land of emperors, full of elegance and imperial grandeur of the alpine country. There are so many locations to tie the knot, from a picturesque winter wedding in the Austrian Alps, a romantic soirée within vineyards to an imperial wedding in the heart of Vienna. This bygone era can still be felt in numerous

regions of the country, a glorious past that never fades and ready to fill with your own memories and dreams.

TELL US ABOUT THIS FEATURED WEDDING

I originally wanted to organise a styled shoot in lower Austria in “Reichenau an der Rax” as this city still has the imperial flair of the 19th century. I needed a couple to model and during a private visit to a British tweed fashion store in Reichenau, I saw Lilly and Joe, and I knew these were the two I had been looking for. Joe, a spitting image of the old Emperor Franz Joseph and Lilly, a former diplomat who cannot be surpassed in her demeanor and elegance. I told them about my shoot and they said they had wanted to get married for a long time so we planned a real wedding instead! I met them at exactly the right time.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU? TELL US ABOUT THE STYLE AND PLANNING PROCESS…

The day was extraordinary! We chose the hotel Marienhof for the getting ready process and Schloss Wartholz for its dreamy pavilion, fairytale garden and enchanting conservatory. In spring, these locations exude their special charm as everything is blooming, just like the new beginning shared by our couple. We concluded the day with an exclusive dinner in the old vault of Schloss Reichenau. For colours, we opted for bronze white and gold to reflect the glamorous mood. Our main focus for the florals was simple and elegant, matched by gold décor all around. We showed that age doesn’t matter as impressive weddings aren’t just limited to younger couples!

ONE BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THIS WEDDING?

Either when the groom popped the champagne bottle with a saber or the elegant dress sense of all the guests, that really impressed me.

Find out more:

weddingplannercopenhagen.dk

@weddingplanner_copenhagen

Real Weddings WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 125

www.ahancoxphotography.co.uk

andrewhancoxphotography@gmail.com

+44 7713 813 307

@ahancoxphotography Bridgnorth, Shropshire

With over 15 years photography experience, I offer a simple, relaxed and informal service to you. Giving you great candid photos of your wedding for you to cherish forever.

Venues

The venue should be one of the first ticks on your to-do list, once you book this part, a lot of the other puzzle pieces begin to fall into place. Get started with our pick of the best countryside venues in the UK and a few minimoon offerings to unwind after the big day!

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 127

The UK is brimming with wedding venues bursting with timeless character and an abundance of charm. This issue we have hand-picked nine venues that celebrate all the things we love most about our island nation. From the history of our architecture to the beauty of our surroundings, get ready to fall in love all over again…

Charmers Countryside

CLEARWELL CASTLE

Best for

ALL SAINTS THE OLD CHAPEL

For a truly unique venue rooted in history and elegance, explore the wonder of All Saints The Old Chapel in the seaside town of Eastbourne, East Sussex. Dating back to the 1860’s, this grand venue boasts a rich history, with the Grade II listed Gothic chapel added in 1874 being a great example of Victorian Gothic architecture, lovingly dubbed ‘Eastbourne’s own St Pancras Station’. From the stunning German stained glass windows to the graceful high ceilings and breathtaking Belgian altar, it is the peak in chapel wedding venues and perfect to host your big day. As well as an enchanting ceremony, the venue can also host your evening celebrations, with the team transforming the space with thoughtful lighting and décor to form a magical atmosphere. Take photos at nearby Hollywell Beach and the private grounds for memories to treasure forever.

allsaintschapeleastbourne.org

Looking for your fairytale wedding? Book the venue you have always dreamed of with Clearwell Castle in the heart of Gloucestershire. With all the comforts of a traditional country manor combined with extra special details like the croquet lawn and cocktail terrace, the hard-working team will ensure you have all the magical touches needed to make your day perfect. If you’re planning an extravagant day, you can have all your guests nearby with 15 Castle bedrooms and a further 24 rooms in The Wyndham only a short stroll away. The jewel in the crown of this fantastic venue has to be the 75-foot-long aisle in The Ballroom, it is the most dramatic and enchanting way to take your first steps into married life and ensure you feel like the prince or princess you deserve to be on your big day! clearwell-castle.co.uk

Best for Grand and regal surroundings for your special day.

GOSFIELD HALL

Best for

An

This romantic Georgian mansion used to be a Royal Palace and is ready to welcome you and your guests for an unforgettable day filled with special memories. Gosfield Hall in Essex certainly has the royal seal of approval, with spaces such as Queen Charlotte’s oak-panelled gallery and The Rococo Honeymoon Suite allowing you and your partner to follow in the footsteps of royalty. Invite all your loved ones with space for up to 116 guests in The Marquis of Buckingham’s former ballroom for a grand day out or host an intimate a air in the Grand Salon. A particular highlight of the venue is the cottages on o er for you and your wedding party, wake together revived and ready for a morning of pampering with a glass of bubbles and the best day of your life ahead of you.

gosfield-hall.co.uk

A breathtaking and unique space to wow your guests. abundance of historical charm and character.
128

LEEZ PRIORY

Best for

Creating your own personalised cocktail list.

HOLMEWOOD HALL

Venues

Cambridgeshire is home to Holmewood Hall, a historic Tudor Mansion with impressive architecture and characterful touches, with every room telling a chapter in the story of this building. The Hall is enveloped by a sea of luscious greenery and manicured lawns, and if you wish to be married in nature you can opt for the bandstand setting for unique nuptials within the immaculate grounds. The experienced wedding team o er a variety of wedding packages for every sort of celebration, from the Classical to the Luxe package, so you can tailor your big day to your wishes. The food will be provided by their in-house chefs, o ering a range of gastronomic dishes and the chance to curate your very own menu and cocktail list with your Personal Wedding Manager, leaving no stone unturned for your special day. holmewood-hall.co.uk

Best for

Good travel links to Central London for guests.

Leez Priory will ensure you have the grandest entrance as you travel up the sweeping driveway towards an impressive Tudor Mansion, nestled in the glorious Essex countryside just over an hour away from Central London. This is one of the most soughtafter manor house wedding venues and can perform ceremonies in any of their eight licensed settings, o ering you style and variety for your big day. This large yet intimate venue boasts a Tower, Great Hall, Coach House and so much more, plus fine dining is guaranteed with a team of in-house chefs ready to create culinary delights. For the evening you can dance the night away on their newly transformed dance floor, coupled with a traditional bar and lounge area perfect to catch up with loved ones. leez-priory.co.uk

Best for

A picturesque countryside backdrop for your photo album.

NORTON PARK HOTEL, SPA & MANOR HOUSE

As one of Hampshire’s leading venues, Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House is set in 54 acres of stunning countryside and o ers a retreat for both the senses and the soul among historic surroundings. After a recent refurbishment, the hotel now provides 152 contemporary bedrooms as well as 13 rooms in the 16th Century Manor House, providing ample space to house all your nearest and dearest for your big day. Soak away all your wedding worries at the hotel’s spa with sauna, steam room, relaxation room, heated pool and ELEMIS treatments, it is the perfect prep to achieve that bridal glow. Accommodating for both intimate and extravagant events, choose from spaces such as the traditional Tythe Barn for a romantic wedding breakfast or the Norton Suite to host 250 guests in the private bar and dance area. Fall in love all over again at Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House. nortonparkhotel.com

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 129

Best for

Floods of natural light to bless your ceremony.

WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH - THE CALEDONIAN

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Scottish venue for your big day, we recommend the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian. Picture this… a venue that seamlessly blends modern luxury with Victorian style, add in the unforgettable views of historic Edinburgh and the majestic castle nearby and you have a recipe for success! The dedicated wedding coordinator will guide you through every step of the process, delivering the best service to ensure you have a smile on your face when the big day arrives. Your wedding photography will be bursting with hand-painted neoclassical murals, stained-glass windows for a backdrop and handmade chandeliers adding a sparkle to your memories. Your dreams will come true at this enchanting Edinburgh venue.

hilton.com/en/hotels/ednchwa-waldorf-astoria-edinburgh-the-caledonian

ST AUDRIES PARK

A stunningly charming venue in Somerset, St Audries Park o ers you a wedding day that perfectly blends tradition with modern touches. This country manor promises first-class hospitality and plenty of comfy rooms for your loved ones during your wedding celebrations. Imagine your big day surrounded by the serene beauty of the Quantock Hills, as you float down the aisle in the light-soaked Victorian Orangery for your once in a lifetime moment, it is pure magic! Also, if you are seeking a religious setting, the quaint St Etheldreda’s Church is nearby for your ceremony. What was once a Georgian home, now o ers you an amazing wedding venue primed to create unforgettable memories to capture in your photo album. audries-park.co.uk

Best for Grand banquet tables to host your loved ones.

Best for

A rustic backdrop to apply your personal stamp.

THE GREAT TYTHE BARN

A stunning 17th-Century Grade II listed building on the outskirts of Tetbury, your rural Cotswold wedding awaits at The Great Tythe Barn. Their dedicated team of wedding coordinators will be on hand to plan your perfect day, from a romantic soirée in the Great Tythe Barn to a superb outdoor celebration in the Oak Wedding Pavilion, they have the suppliers and the experience to deliver all your wishes. The Barn can accommodate weddings of almost any size so all your loved ones can join the fun. After you’ve tied the knot, the team will transform the venue into a lively space to dance the night away in, all in the time it takes you and your guests to enjoy a drink on the stunning lawns, flawless! We are sure everyone will leave smiling with a thousand memories of the day to treasure. gtb.co.uk

Carley Buick Photography
130
Suzanne Li Photography

Say To Shropshire ‘I Do’

Historians believe King Arthur and Guinevere married in Shropshire, so follow in royal footsteps and choose this beautiful, landlocked county in the West Midlands to tie the knot. Being on the border of Wales and four English counties unlocks a plethora of naturally stunning locations for your big day. The choice of venues range from enchanting castles, grand stately homes and lavish manor houses, and you can rely on the suppliers in this area to deliver all your wishes. Here are our top recommendations for the Shropshire area…

SONIA ABBAS PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST

This qualified bridal HMUA provides on-location services from any space, be it at the venue, in her studio or in the comfort of your own home. Sonia’s aim is to make you feel your best on your big day and is happy to accommodate your wishes to ensure this is achieved. She offers an extensive knowledge of the beauty field, with client care and expertise as some of her top-rated qualities. Although she is based in Shrewsbury, Sonia is happy to cover nationwide occasions as well as destination weddings. You can rest assured you are in the best hands, with Sonia learning from beauty icons like Mario Dedivanovic (Makeup By Mario) and Aamir Naveed for all the best tips and tricks. In her own words, Sonia believes “everyone is beautiful in their own unique way, makeup is an art and I use it to my strengths to make you look and feel like the best version of you.”

soniaabbas.co.uk

ADELE JOY CELEBRANT

Adele is an independent Celebrant based in Telford and would be delighted to join you on your wedding journey. Celebrating individuals from all backgrounds, communities and identities, Adele Joy Celebrant is a fantastic choice for a heartfelt and personal service. With over 30 years in the industry, you are in very safe hands and everyone is welcome with Adele! A wedding can be a very stressful day, but she offers a calm and organised approach, providing empathy and understanding to deliver a meaningful service that reflects your wishes. From indoor to outdoor and traditional to quirky, Adele will personalise the ceremony to fit into your big day and provide the final puzzle piece to the picture of your wedding. Alongside a wonderful service on the day, Adele can also hold your hand on the way to help with planning, suppliers and so much more. Choosing Adele Joy Celebrant provides more than just a celebrant, you gain a guide and a friend to help you on your wedding journey.

adelejoycelebrant.com

A. HANCOX PHOTOGRAPHY

Don’t want to miss a moment of your special day? Choose A. Hancox Photography to ensure you have a lifetime of memories to look back on. With over 15 years of photography experience, Andrew has a talented and creative eye and offers a simple, relaxed and informal service that will effortlessly slot into your special day. As your wedding photographer he will capture all of the important shots, ensuring you have pictures of all the main details and your loved ones, but Andrew will also snap those candid shots of laughter and emotion so you can relive the feelings of the day every time you flick through your photo album. He covers areas all over England, from Bath and Cheshire to London and Manchester. His prices and packages vary to suit your specific needs, with an engagement session for those pre-wedding pictures, an elopement package to cover a more intimate occasion and a full-day session to capture everything from bridal prep to your first dance. The half-day package gives you four hours of photography, so you can tailor the timings to suit your day, giving you flexibility and efficiency so your big day can run smoothly. Make memories with A. Hancox Photography. ahancoxphotography.co.uk

Venues WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 131

To book your dream wedding, visit: devere.co.uk/latimer-estate

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

De Vere Latimer Estate

Escape the hustle and bustle of London and immerse yourself in the natural beauty at De Vere Latimer Estate in Buckinghamshire. Located just a 30-minute train journey from central London, or a 10-minute drive from Junction 18 of the M25, the convenient transport links make this the ideal destination for your esteemed guests to come together for your big day.

De Vere Latimer Estate boasts an impressive 205 bedrooms, consisting of 5 room types. During my stay, I checked into the Mansion House Suite, a perfect choice for your wedding night. To my surprise, the suite was adorned with celebratory touches, including a sweet treat, towel origami and rose petals strewn across the lavish kingsize bed, creating an extra special atmosphere for guests. In addition, the suite has a range of amenities, such as a co ee machine, luxurious bathrobes and a bathtub with Penhaligon's toiletries, making it a relaxing setting to indulge in a pre-wedding pamper. The suite is included in the wedding packages for newlyweds so that you can hit the hay in complete luxury.

After spending a frosty evening exploring the 30 acres of parkland, the 1838 Restaurant & Bar was calling my name. Adorned with wall art, indoor foliage and mood lighting to create a cosy ambience in the evenings, you can enjoy a selection of locally sourced dishes. To kick o our dinner, I tucked into the sweet potato falafel, with the delicious contrast of the flu y tomato hummus in combination with the falafel causing a divine sensation for my taste buds. For the main course, I ordered the chargrilled sirloin beef, which was cooked to perfection and served with peppercorn sauce. I couldn’t resist the regional artisan cheeseboard to conclude my meal, it is the ultimate sharing dish for a romantic evening for two. To end your evening in style, you can head to The Huntley Bar & Library, a cosy setting for an evening tipple, or perhaps your pre-wedding celebrations.

The stunning views over Chess Valley accompanied by the rich heritage of the mansion house make the majestic De Vere Latimer

Estate the perfect venue for your wedding day. From grand receptions to intimate ceremonies, the historic venue o ers a variety of spaces to accommodate events of all sizes and themes. Say ‘I do’ in the Cavendish Suite, with the capacity to hold up to 200 guests, and the option to split into two, this versatile space is suitable for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Natural daylight gleams through the large glass doors, creating a bright and airy atmosphere that's superb for wedding photography. During the summer season, guests can gather on the Cavendish Decking to enjoy delicious canapés and a glass of bubbly. The talented Executive Chef can create exclusive wedding menus tailored to your unique preferences. Prior to your special day you can indulge in the wedding tasting menu to ensure you have the very best dishes served for your wedding breakfast.

For intimate occasions, the Cheyne Suite can hold up to 30 guests and is a graceful fusion of historic charm and timeless elegance. If you prefer a traditional ceremony, opt for St Mary Magdalene Church. This quaint parish is located within walking distance from the Mansion House, allowing you to continue your wedding celebrations back at the Estate’s various event spaces.

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, look no further than De Vere Latimer Estate, as the licensed grounds of this venue are ideal for your special day. The serene gardens surrounding the house provide a peaceful ambience for your outdoor ceremony. Also, the talented events team can create an idyllic personalised setup to ensure only picture-perfect moments are captured for your photo album. The team will guide you through each step of the planning process to curate a seamless day you will remember forever.

For a day full of love and cherished memories, De Vere Latimer Estate sets the stage for a wedding beyond compare. With its picturesque landscapes, impeccable service and personalised touches, you can put your trust in the dedicated events team to pull o your big day like no other.

132

Chewton Glen

Start your forever at Chewton Glen, the perfect combination of country and coast for a quintessential English wedding. Just an hour and a half drive away from London, the 5-star Relais and Châteaux is nestled amidst 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the magical New Forest, o ering extensive grounds to host your wedding day or mini-moon away from the crowds.

Upon arrival, you are greeted by professional and helpful sta who will get you checked in and swiftly settled into your room. It doesn’t take long for you to feel right at home as you slip into your slippers with a cuppa in hand. The country house charm extends from the reception all the way to the orchard and outdoor gardens, and you can certainly grasp it as you sit in your suite on one of your plush sofas. Every corner of Chewton Glen has been thoroughly designed to ease you into resting mode, starting with their refined and meticulously curated selection of 72 rooms and suites, including 14 secluded treehouses. The traditionally decorated guestrooms and luxurious suites can satisfy all needs, from the hot tub suites with their private garden to the Marryat Suite, which is the lounge and bedroom of the original 18th-century manor house, o ering sweeping views over the parkland.

When not cosying up in your hideaway, you can indulge in their award-winning spa, take long strolls amidst the walled garden or test your cooking skills with James Martin at the Kitchen Cookery School. With so much to do, couples can transform their wedding into a weekend of celebrations with a plethora of activities to keep everyone busy during their stay. And, to bring everyone together, host your guests in the enchanting Dining Room for a fine culinary experience with a selection of Chewton Glen classics prepared by Executive Head Chef, Luke Matthews, and his talented brigade. Whether it’s an afternoon tea or an intimate dinner for your family and friends, you can certainly please all palates when visiting the main restaurant.

NEW FOREST

With an on-site wedding coordinator and tailored wedding packages, Chewton Glen never fails to deliver a dream wedding for their couples. From grand celebrations to intimate weddings for two, the team at Chewton Glen is there to transform your day into the fairytale of a lifetime. Ready to accommodate up to 140 guests, The Lake Suite is a bright and tasteful space to make your own for both ceremonies and receptions, and with its private terrace, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the gardens. For a more intimate yet spacious ceremony of up to 80 guests, The Morning Room, flooded with natural light, is the perfect setting for your vows with views of the courtyard and croquet lawn. For an additional countryside feel, The Summer House, an idyllic conservatory, is suitable for ceremonies of up to 100 people, whilst the charming Walled Garden or Orchard are the perfect versatile settings for outdoor celebrations amidst nature. For a sophisticated wedding breakfast, The Oak End in the Dining Room is a private spot to accommodate your guests, o ering a quiet terrace which can hold up to 28 people. The wine room is also a great option to suit intimate parties and if you love a glass of bubbles, enjoy the refreshing selection of Nyetimber English sparkling.

If you’re looking for an original space to say ‘I do’, marry amidst the treetops in one of the breathtaking treehouses. With hidden terraces, these love nests are ideal for small weddings and o er the privacy and luxury to kick-start married life together in a soothing and high-end manner. Whether it’s a party of two or an exclusive hire kind of wedding, Chewton Glen goes above and beyond to make your dream come true. From their ‘Just the Two of Us’ package, o ering an elopement style of wedding or the ‘Exclusively Yours’ option with the takeover of the entire property, including the use of the helipad, everything is tailored to craft unforgettable experiences.

www.chewtonglen.com

134

Venues

The Mitre

Couples yearning for riverside tranquillity and the intimate allure of a boutique hotel just beyond London's hustle will find their haven at The Mitre in East Molesey, Surrey. Nestled opposite the landmark of Hampton Court Palace and near the verdant acres of Bushy Park, this hotel seamlessly marries timeless traditions with contemporary touches. Even the name 'Mitre' pays homage to the towering headdresses once worn by Tudor bishops, ensuring that history remains an integral part of the hotel’s enduring charm.

The Mitre’s riverfront setting creates an enchanting wedding backdrop like no other, and from Hampton Court Bridge, the commanding Grade II listed building appears to cascade into a series of Georgian sash window bays and panelled decks that hover over the rippling waters of the River Thames. The hotel also owns a vintage riverboat called ‘Em’ available for hire, making the perfect outing for bridal showers or a photo backdrop for newlyweds as they float towards their happy-ever-after.

There is a range of customisable wedding packages at The Mitre as well as the option for a full hotel buyout, all including the support of the specialist team that takes pride in incorporating all the details that make your love story unique. The main licensed wedding space is the light-filled Orangery, with its terracotta walls, glass ceiling and stylish rattan furniture that can be altered seamlessly between the ceremony and wedding breakfast for up to

70 people. During the room turnover, guests spill out onto the al fresco terrace for the drinks reception, where they’ll sip on chilled glasses of Bollinger and summer spritzes, or cosy winter warmers under its heated stretch tent during the festive months.

The Mitre’s wedding packages also include a bridal suite and a first-anniversary overnight stay for couples to revel in the nostalgia of their special day. The 36 spacious rooms and suites are all individually designed and aptly described as where ‘British sensibility meets authentic luxury’. For wedding guests, the hotel even o ers discounted room rates and complimentary tickets to Hampton Court Palace with each booking. The King Henry VIII Suite is particularly sought-after for its bold and characterful take on Tudor flair, featuring a four-poster bed, a library-like seating area with a drinks trolley and an ensuite bathroom with an indulgent copper bathtub. The space lends itself to bridal party preparations on the wedding morning, enveloped by enchanting river views and the echoes of a bygone era.

When it comes to wining and dining, The Mitre is also renowned for its impeccable taste. With in-house chefs who excel in crafting menus tailored to your taste buds, the culinary experience reflects the high standards already set at the hotel’s esteemed 1665 Brasserie restaurant. Once the wedding banquet concludes, the grandeur continues as up to 120 guests can take to the dance floor and waltz the night away, feeling like Kings and Queens. The Mitre o ers a modern-day fairytale setting, ready to fulfil your ultimate wedding day fantasies.

lso include a bridal suit

The Mitre’s wedding packages also include a bridal suite and a first-anniversary overnight stay for couples to revel in the

SURREY

To book your stay at The Mitre and make a wedding enquiry, visit www.mitrehamptoncourt.com
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 135

For an extravagant get-together or intimate dinner, check out Scott’s Richmond for your London celebrations…

Scott’s Richmond A Soirée at S

ettled in a sought-after riverside location along the Thames waterfront, Scott’s Richmond is an elegant restaurant and event space prepped to welcome your celebrations. A sister to the 1851-founded Scott’s Mayfair, Scott’s Richmond upholds the high-quality service and facilities renowned within the Caprice Holdings brand, so you and your loved ones can rest assured your event will sparkle.

Boasting a wide range of contemporary and timeless event spaces, Scott’s Richmond has a home for every kind of wedding plan. Their First-Floor space is available for exclusive hire, with up to 60 seated guests and 80 guests for a standing reception, tailoring the room to your requirements. Your celebration will be held with a glorious serving of views over the River Thames, and the beating heart of Richmond pulsing around you.

The First-Floor hire also gives you access to their unique Terrace with breathtaking al fresco views for 25 seated guests or 40 standing. Peppered with cosy heaters, lush greenery and contemporary wrap-around glass surroundings, the Terrace brings the outside in but with the added warmth of love and good company all around you.

Scott’s Richmond truly goes above and beyond when it comes to dining and hospitality, with exceptional menus curated and formed for the joy of their patrons. From delicious seafood and shellfish dishes to seasonal sides, Head Chef Tom Fraser’s menu takes inspiration from Scott’s Mayfair’s original recipes, whilst offering specialities that pay homage to the charming riverside

136
Johnny Stephens Photography

postcode. Paired with fine wines and champagnes, the expert mixologists know exactly how to add the ideal finishing touch to complement your chosen celebration dishes.

When hosting a larger group of diners, Scott’s Richmond also shines with their variety of stunning event spaces on offer. The group booking space can hold 9-14 seated guests, with their dedicated private dining and events team on hand to plan and coordinate your event to perfection, all in the comfort of sumptuous velvet seating and unique artwork to set the scene.

The team are happy to go the extra mile, with the chance to print and personalise menu cards dedicated to your requirements and complimentary place cards, offering an elite dining experience that will add the finishing flourish to your plans. With a wide plethora of recommended suppliers, the team can also help with florist and décor suppliers to illuminate your bespoke arrangements.

Opulent dining and versatile venue covered, the next step is to organise the entertainment for your chic celebration at Scott’s Richmond. Their variety of partners can provide some of the most popular acts, from sultry background jazz to interactive photo booths and showgirls to string trios, your guests will certainly leave with a smile on their faces and a pep in their step!

To enquire, please contact the private dining team via email: events@caprice-holdings.co.uk or call 02037276549 www.scotts-richmond.com

Venues
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 137

IA Romantic Hilltop Haven

Set on a hillcrest overlooking a view that captured the heart of world-renowned landscape artist, William Turner, the Richmond Hill Hotel is a hotspot for romantics and newlyweds.

ntroducing the Richmond Hill Hotel, London’s getaway to nature, where couples can escape the hubbub of the city and enjoy peaceful moments together, or fun-filled private parties with friends and family to celebrate milestone occasions. With a prestigious outlook of the winding bend of the River Thames and Richmond Park beyond, this hilltop hideaway set on the cusp of the city strikes the perfect balance between urban vibrancy and natural serenity.

On arrival, the Richmond Hill Hotel’s charming 18th-century Georgian architecture gives a quintessentially English welcome, and inside, the upscale interiors radiate with sophisticated flair. Large floor-to-ceiling windows flood the downstairs social areas with natural light, illuminating clusters of armchairs and coffee tables that entice you to soak up the simple pleasures of good company, a weekend paper or a scrumptious afternoon tea. The hotel’s cosy ambience is reminiscent of a refined home-awayfrom-home, where guests are enveloped in a sense of warmth and familiarity from the moment they step through its doors.

SUPREME SUITES

After check-in, guests are whisked up to a beautiful range of 144 rooms and suites that combine the hotel’s rich heritage with contemporary comforts. Amenities include roomy walk-in showers, underfloor heating, Nespresso coffee machines, goose-down duvets, free-standing rolltop bathtubs and quirky vintage telephones for room service when required. For couples seeking the epitome of indulgence for their bridal or honeymoon suite, the Georgian Suites are arguably the best rooms in the house. Draped in soothing pastel blue and cream tones, with separate living areas, four-poster beds and antique furnishings, couples are bound to fall in love with their spacious yet snug feel. Plus, fluffy four-legged friends are welcome as all rooms are dog-friendly!

138

BELLE OF THE BALL

The Richmond Hill Hotel is a fully licensed wedding venue with wedding ceremonies available seven days a week, including bank holidays. The hotel’s piece de resistance is the historical Ballroom, a magnificent venue accommodating up to 240 guests. Adorned in fresh neutral tones, it serves as a versatile canvas for any wedding theme or style. Enhanced by elegant chandeliers, grand Georgian sash windows, and mirrored beams that scatter light throughout the space, this exquisite ballroom is also complemented by a well-placed adjoining bar and breakout room. With the assistance of the dedicated in-house wedding team, couples are fully supported when crafting their special day here, tailor-made to their dreams.

Another popular space for civil ceremonies is the Oak Room, exuding tradition with oak ceiling beams and attractive wall panelling. Here, 70 guests can witness your vows exchanged by the open archway to set a picturesque scene. Following the service, guests can transition to the ballroom or one of the hotel’s other function rooms, such as the orange-hued Queens Room, the first-floor Stafford Room with its series of elegant French balconies, or the Richmond Room with its raised bar and outdoor sun terrace, to continue the celebration, dining and toasting to your union. From intimate weddings to grand celebrations, the hotel’s flexible venues are perfect for weddings of all sizes.

FABULOUS FOOD & DRINK

Wedding parties are in for a treat when it comes to the banqueting possibilities at the Richmond Hill Hotel. The Head Chef, Jessen Valaydon, and his team always strive to create dishes that delight and fuel your guests for an unforgettable evening of music and dancing. From rehearsal dinners at their in-house restaurant, 144 On The Hill, to seasonal fine dining in the private event spaces or evening finger food buffets by the dance floor, the experienced team will work closely with couples to design a menu that reflects their tastes and preferences. To top things off, the impressive drinks selection spans over 100 gins, as well as delicious wines and award-winning champagnes to pair with your chosen courses.

A LEAFY LOCATION

The Richmond Hill Hotel is located just 7 miles from central London with easy travel links into the city centre or out towards the rural outskirts of Surrey. Its setting is ideal for wedding guests, with plenty of public transport options, including the tube or overground trains at Richmond Station, which is just a 15-minute walk or a 5 to 10-minute bus ride away. There is also ample car parking at the hotel, which is free for those who book their stay directly with the hotel. The accessible location will make your event seamless from start to finish.

Let’s face it though, when the beauty of Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and the River Thames are on the doorstep, your guests won’t want to leave just yet! There are beautiful riverside and parkland walks, wonderful coffee shops and boutiques in the town centre, and a whole host of historic sights to discover during their time in Richmond, making the Richmond Hill Hotel an idyllic choice for weekend weddings in South West London.

For more information and to speak to the wedding team at Richmond Hill Hotel, visit: richmondhill-hotel.co.uk/celebrate/weddings-and-occasions

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 139
Venues
History remembered. Memories made.

Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s, DUKES London embodies quintessential British style and sophistication, offering a unique blend of tradition and modern luxury.

Our enchanting event spaces are a perfect backdrop for intimate ceremonies to grand wedding celebrations.

35 St. James’s Place, London SW1A 1NY • +44 (0)20 7491 4840 • events@dukeshotel.com

DUKESLONDON • WWW.DUKESHOTEL.COM/WEDDINGS

Travel

Take your partner by the hand and uncover romantic destinations near and far... In this issue, find the coolest city breaks and the most sun-drenched hotspots to soak up the love!

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 141
SANDALS.CO.UK

Fall in with Gibraltar Love

Here’s a warm welcome to Gibraltar from the Minister of Tourism, Christian Santos

1. TELL US ABOUT GIBRALTAR AS A DESTINATION.

Gibraltar is the perfect place to visit and get married in. Our destination has sun for most part of the year, in addition to incredible history, beautiful tourist sites and fantastic venues to accommodate your special day and honeymoon endeavours. You don’t need to be a resident to get married in Gibraltar, as long as you arrive there one day prior to your wedding day, you can o cially have a marriage union, making it extremely stress-free for anyone looking to plan their wedding abroad.

2. WHY SHOULD COUPLES GET MARRIED IN GIBRALTAR?

Not only does Gibraltar o er incredible views such as the panoramas from the Rock of Gibraltar, a thriving gastronomy, beautiful venues and sites to visit, Gibraltar is also a safe haven, a place where you can be yourselves. It doesn’t matter where you come from, your background, religion or gender identity, when travelling to Gibraltar you are embraced and celebrated. Gibraltar is where you can enjoy being away, take long walks and find a paradise to delight in as a couple.

3. DESCRIBE WHAT A WEDDING IN GIBRALTAR LOOKS LIKE.

Weddings in Gibraltar are quintessentially unique. If you consider that it’s set in the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and

it’s an overseas British territory, there’s a rooted mix between the British side and the Mediterranean influence, making Gibraltar a melting pot of cultures and communities. Couples will feel instantly at home without ever having to shy away from who they are. Gibraltar has o erings for any kind of wedding, whether couples are looking to host an intimate registry wedding at the City Hall or planning a big gathering in an elegant hotel, the options are endless and can be personalised to your needs. There’s a wonderful choice of venues to pick from, each with its own unparalleled charm: the new registry o ce which has been moved to the City Hall, floating hotels by the sea, the National Gallery boasting weddings amidst heritage art, and remarkable open-air theatres that are pictureperfect for outdoor celebrations. celebrations.

142

4. HOW EASY IS IT TO ORGANISE A WEDDING IN GIBRALTAR?

Gibraltar makes weddings incredibly accessible. As previously mentioned, you don’t need to be a resident to tie the knot here. Couples, of course, need to contact the registry o ce to prepare the documentation but to get married, you only need to be in Gibraltar one day before the celebration, and that will be enough to make it o cial on paper. The territory is such a vibrant mix of cultures and celebrates diversity, welcoming anyone who wants to honour love, whether that’s in a registry o ce, church, synagogue or mosque, all within walking distance of each other. For a small place, we have a big heart and an outstanding personality.

5. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT AND MARRY?

Gibraltar is an all-year wedding destination, winters are mild and spring and summer are delightful seasons to soak up the sun, so whichever is your ideal temperature, you can delight in it with your partner. Furthermore, Gibraltar is open for weddings all year round. Venues, planners and all suppliers are ready to welcome you with open arms throughout the year. And, if you want to spend your first days of marital bliss in Gibraltar, the opportunities are endless whenever you decide to visit.

6. WHY SHOULD COUPLES DECIDE TO HONEYMOON HERE? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT OFFERINGS?

Starting your married life in Gibraltar is a dream come true. From a mini-moon’s point of view, our destination will keep you busy for days. From golden, sandy beaches and bays, to a vibrant downtown area filled with shopping options and a flourishing food scene to thrilling adventure packages, you’ll fall head over heels. One of the main attractions, standing tall overlooking on one side Europe and on the other Africa, The Rock of Gibraltar, is a towering limestone promontory standing in between the Atlantic Ocean and the

To find out more, visit: visitgibraltar.gi

Mediterranean Sea. O ering hiking tracks taking you to the top, on a clear day, you can see as far as Spain on one side and Morocco on the other - now that’s a view! Active couples will also be tempted by the Mediterranean Steps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the incredible Lower St Michael’s Cave which resembles a cathedral and boasts a lake of crystal clear waters. Gibraltar is also the gateway to beautiful destinations further afield, from Africa to the rest of Europe, Gibraltar opens the doors to the wonders of the world.

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 143 Travel
THE OMNIA, Zermatt – Switzerland, Phone +41 27 966 71 71, www.the-omnia.com
30 Rooms including 12 Suites Library with a fireplace Restauran t Lounge Bar Sun Terrace Boardroom Wellness Center
More than just an extraordinary setting TH E O MN IA is a uniquely wonderful experience. Come and see for yourself.
www.sunborngibraltar.com sales@sunborngibraltar.com 00350 20016000 @sunborngib @Sunborn Gibraltar Gibraltar

Journey through Sicily with Planeta Estate Hospitality

Get wed in Sicily and embrace the traditions, beautiful landscapes and gastronomic excellence with a one-of-a-kind Planeta experience…

Let Planeta Estate Hospitality give you a warm embrace and welcome you to Sicily, your home away from home for all your romantic endeavours. With locations peppered across the magical Sicilian territory, from vineyards to city residences, couples and their guests can explore the countryside, coast and cityscape all through the eyes of Planeta.

THE HISTORY OF PLANETA

It all started five centuries ago when Vito Planeta left his modest wine cellar to establish and direct a large cooperative, which over time, became an important community asset as well as a model of growth for the entire district. The year 1985 saw the emergence of a new winery, under the direction of his son Diego, with the planting of a new vineyard next to the fortress at Ulmo: 50 hectares of vines that constituted a laboratory for experimenting with micro-vinifications. As President of the Regional Institute of Vine and Wine from 1985 to 1992, Diego Planeta completely revolutionised the Sicilian wine industry and decided to create a legacy with his family winery for future generations to enjoy. Planeta plays a huge role in placing Sicily on the map in the world of wine and they go even beyond that by o ering guests stunning accommodations, exquisite food and riveting experiences across the region.

A SICILIAN LOVE STORY

Once you disembark in Sicily, you can fully revel in a Planeta signature adventure with a wedding and honeymoon on the grounds. With locations spanning from north to south, it’s up to you to find what tickles your fancy the most. Planeta Estate Hospitality o ers a range of beautiful locations for you to celebrate with your family and friends surrounded by a formidable landscape and a glass of first-class wine. For a cultural city break with your love, Palazzo Planeta is the stepping stone to all the marvels Palermo has on o er.

In the historic district of Sambuca di Sicilia, Casa Panitteri is a precious hideout for couples to explore the idyllic area. And, in the Noto district, Case Sparse is for all of those who want to immerse in the baroque traditions of Sicily with stunning vineyards only a stone’s throw away. And, for weddings, let them provide an authentic Sicilian experience for you and your guests at one of their locations:

LA FORESTERIA PLANETA

Located in the ancient town of Menfi, in the southeast of the region, between Selinunte and Sciacca, La Foresteria is a stunning hilltop estate surrounded by fragrant gardens and vineyards o ering panoramic views over the vibrant valley. Boasting 14 rooms to host your nearest and dearest and plenty of space to celebrate your special day, La Foresteria is an elegant and welcoming location for your vows. Planning a wedding on the resort is not only about the big day but all the exceptional activities you can indulge in during your stay. Whether it’s wine-tasting sessions, tours of the vineyards, cooking classes and visits to the nearby towns, or a dip in the tantalising pool, there’s plenty to keep you busy on-site for a pre or post-wedding party with your guests.

150

THE RESTAURANT AT LA FORESTERIA

Taste the true flavours of Sicily at La Foresteria restaurant, a bright and spacious space showcasing the best of the Sicilian culinary tradition. Led by Chef Angelo Pumilia, who has been listed in the Michelin Guide 2024, La Foresteria restaurant is where you’ll delight in a modern twist on authentic Sicilian recipes. Blending the innovation of the chef and his brigade with the ancestral gastronomic heritage of the area, the menus are something out of this world. Enveloped by aromatic plants, herbs, fragrant citrus, pomegranate and olive trees, this is the perfect spot to host your guests during your stay. With expansive views over the rolling wine hills, you have the choice of using the panoramic terrace or indoor restaurant area for your wedding reception and any meal celebration you’d like to throw.

PLANETA ULMO WINERY

For a very wine-centric wedding amidst the beautiful outdoor terrace or cellar room, Planeta Ulmo winery is the perfect option. Featuring sweeping vineyards and an intricate past when it comes to wines, this location is for real connoisseurs. The Ulmo winery was built in 1995, between Lake Arancio and the sea, designed to be architecturally attuned to the landscape and its traditions. In 2001, in Contrada Dispensa, home of the Planeta family, two wineries were born: the “Piccola” (with a cavern used as a historical archive, and a library dedicated to vines and wine with thousands of rare and precious texts), focused on the production of red wines; and the “Grande”, intended for approachable, ready-to-drink wines, La Segreta and Rosè. You can have it all on your big day and enjoy the nectar of the Gods as you toast to married life together.

INSULA BEACH CLUB

Amidst the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere of Insula Beach Club, couples and their guests can sip fine wines and chat away as the sun sets on the horizon. Perfect for aperitifs and evening celebrations, this is the spot to let your hair down amidst the unspoilt beauty of Sicily’s breathtaking beaches. Tucked away within maritime pines and majestic poplars, Insula Beach Club is a chic seaside oasis boasting an eclectic design from the Sicilian and Moroccan traditions. Spend quality time with your guests whilst enjoying tantalising menus of fresh fish and seafood as well as the most scrumptious vegetable dishes of the tradition enveloped by the golden shores of Sicily. planetaestate.it

Don’t Miss!

Planeta’s Exclusive Wedding Package:

Day 1 - Welcome

Welcome to Sicily and check in at La Foresteria Planeta. Sunset aperitif by the pool and dinner at La Foresteria restaurant.

Overnight at La Foresteria Planeta.

Day 2 - Wedding

Breakfast at La Foresteria restaurant.

Wedding experience at Planeta Ulmo winery in Sambuco di Sicilia.

Aperitif and gala dinner. Open bar and DJ set (upon request).

Overnight at La Foresteria Planeta.

Day 3 - Relax

Breakfast at La Foresteria restaurant and check out.

A relaxing day at Insula Beach Club with lunch included.

For more information on Planeta Estate Hospitality, visit: www.planetaestate.it

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 151
Travel

Love in the Hills of Najma Prosecco

200 years of love for the Italian viniculture tradition travelling all the way to savour in the UK…

Tucked away between the landlocked lagoons of Venice and the majestic Carnic Alps, Najma Prosecco is a family-run business with years of tradition and passion passed down from generation to generation. The lush vineyards produce some of the finest Prosecco in the region which you can delight in during your travels to Italy or at your own wedding in the UK thanks to Mayfly Wine, a team ready to deliver your Najma Prosecco order directly to your door.

LET’S TOAST TO LOVE

There’s nothing better than savouring a refreshing glass of bubbles from the finest Italian grapes during your special event. Whether it’s a welcome drink, a glass for a toast or bubbles to accompany your dessert, Najma Prosecco has a delightful selection of options tailored to all your needs. The perfect expression of the territory, Najma Brut is the perfect addition to your wedding day, especially if you are o ering an aperitif, and it works wonders when paired with seafood and fish. On the palate the taste is dry with a burst of freshness, the ideal pairing for a spring or summer day. As a welcome drink to serve to your guests, you can’t go wrong with a Najma Extra Dry which is floral and fruity and pairs beautifully with charcuterie and appetisers. Very versatile and a trending favourite for weddings, the Najma Brut Rosé is a great option to serve throughout your event and can accompany you from the starter to dessert. With a superb range of Prosecco options, produced with the utmost care and sustainable practices, Najma Prosecco is Italian excellence in a glass of bubbles.

Every step of the production process is followed with extreme care and sustainable practices. By adopting low impact techniques and by eliminating the use of herbicides, they reduce the stress on plants and ultimately, give back to nature and the land. To prove the seriousness of the intent, their practices are certified to be sustainable, pursuant to the principles established by the National System of Integrated Production (SQNPI).

152

Najma Prosecco is the perfect marriage between an ancestral love for the vineyards which can’t be erased and a vision for the future expansion of the products, making sure people from across the world enjoy the lush variety of Najma Prosecco for all their special moments in life. Celebrating the roots of their territory, Elisabetta Cichellero and her family keep these alive with their tree logo and name, deriving from the original timber merchant family who owned the estate and invested in the first agricultural land. From then the vineyards have grown in produce and have reached wine enthusiasts across the globe. najmaprosecco.it

DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR

To get your hands on one of the elegant and aromatic Najma Prosecco in the UK, Mayfly Wine Co. is your go-to. Presenting a range of quality wines coming from the top wine regions in the world, Mayfly Wine Co. o ers exactly what couples need for their special day, a tailored and exclusive collection of only the best in the market. Founded by Pete Goss as a result of an ongoing love story with wine, now he is always on the hunt for the new best jewel in the world of vineyards. Their philosophy and methodology are simple: they work closely with trusted suppliers and talented vignerons to source wines of exceptional pedigree and provenance for everyday drinking, serious collection, festive events, and general merriment. For all your Prosecco needs, visit their website and pick out bottles of Najma Prosecco Extra Dry, Najma Spumante Rosé or the white Najma Nayrib. www.mayflywine.co.uk

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 153 Travel

Wedding

Kenwood Travel With

Dreaming of a tropical setting to tie the knot? You can always count on Kenwood Travel to plan a picture-perfect destination wedding. With over 45 years of experience under their belt, here we share their top island wedding packages around the world.

If you’re planning your special day in the Caribbean or the Indian Ocean, Kenwood Travel is one of the few tour operators in the UK that have a dedicated wedding department. Their specialists have helped countless happy couples bring their destination wedding ideas to life. With a 4.9* Trustpilot score and a friendly team that will help you every step of the way, you’re in safe hands with Kenwood Travel.

If you’re visualising an intimate beach ceremony with nature’s canvas as your backdrop, or a candlelight beach dinner, Kenwood Travel know the best destinations to make it a memorable day with those all-important romantic touches. Whether it will be an intimate tropical garden location or a stunning beachfront ceremony surrounded by friends and family, they will guide you through the entire process. They can even book your wedding guests to join you on your big day, making planning your wedding an exciting and stress-free experience. Here, Kenwood Travel shares their top Caribbean and Indian Ocean destination wedding hotspots and exclusive benefits when you book through their fully bonded tour operator.

CARLISLE BAY

Antigua’s 365 breathtaking beaches will be the location of your dreams. This soulful island is a real-life paradise, and with the stressfree paperwork, it’s possible to get married here within 24 hours of arrival. Carlisle Bay is a tranquil resort that sets the stage for a romantic celebration. Set on a secluded bay with a beautiful beach, your personal in-resort wedding coordinator will help you prepare for the best day of your life in a variety of dreamy wedding locations. Stay in an ocean-facing suite, delve into delicious gastronomy and sip champagne with your love on a complimentary sunset cruise.

A complimentary wedding package is o ered to couples who book for 7 nights or more. To plan your wedding at Carlisle Bay from £2,099 per person, ring the Kenwood Travel team at 020 7749 7291 or visit kenwoodtravel.co.uk/weddings/caribbean/carlisle-bay

SANDALS GRANDE ANTIGUA

Sandals Grande Antigua is a luxury adults-only hotel on the stunning Dickenson Bay. Not only does this all-inclusive resort have turquoise sea backdrops for your ceremony and reception, but it is also overseen by a dedicated wedding coordinator. Pamper for your special day at the relaxing Red Lane® Spa, equipped with everything you need to make your big day an unforgettable experience. The resort is also home to a diverse collection of restaurants, glamorous bars and serene pools, giving you the freedom to create a unique and personalised celebration.

A complimentary wedding package is o ered to couples staying in a Club Level Room or above for stays of 7 nights or more. To plan your wedding at Sandals Grande Antigua from £2,149 per person, ring the Kenwood Travel team at 020 7749 7291 or visit kenwoodtravel.co.uk/weddings/caribbean/ sandals-grande-antigua-weddings

It’s Time to Plan a Destination
154
Visit: kenwoodtravel.co.uk/wedding

CANONNIER BEACHCOMBER GOLF RESORT & SPA

Mauritius is a melting pot of culture, colours and exquisite flavours, making it a magnificent setting for your destination wedding.

The stunning 4-star Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa shines as one of the most romantic hotels on the island, nestled on a heavenly Indian Ocean beach on the historic peninsula of Pointe Aux Canonniers. Picture yourself on a white sand beach surrounded by your family and friends celebrating your personalised wedding. At the resort, you will be introduced to their dedicated wedding coordinator who will help with every step of the process. With their selection of thoughtfully curated wedding packages and a supportive team to take care of all the details, you can relax and create treasured memories with your loved ones.

To plan your destination wedding at Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa from £1,555 per person, ring the Kenwood Travel team at 020 7749 7291 or visit kenwoodtravel.co.uk/weddings/indian-ocean/canonnier-beachcomber-golfresort-spa-weddings

SANDALS MONTEGO BAY

Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica was the first luxury all-inclusive Sandals hotel and it still prevails as a leading adults-only resort for couples to enjoy peaceful, uninterrupted moments together. You will be welcomed to a serene island living with enchanting tropical accommodations, setting the perfect tone for your dreamy getaway. The romantic beach is visible from every angle, plus you can soak up the summer vibe with your family and friends at the stylish swim-up Butler Suites and the upscale beachfront restaurants. For a supplementary cost, couples can book a bucket list ceremony at their magical Over-the-Water Chapel!

A complimentary wedding package is o ered to couples staying in a Club Level Room or above for stays of 7 nights or more. To plan your wedding at Sandals Montego Bay from £2,269 per person, ring the Kenwood Travel team at 020 7749 7291 or visit kenwoodtravel.co.uk/weddings/caribbean/sandals-montegobay-weddings

O2 BEACH CLUB & SPA

Barbados is a glamorous celebrity hotspot and it’s easy to see why with its breadth of luxury resorts, sensational cuisine and superlative hospitality. O2 Beach Club & Spa is Barbados’ coolest beach club-inspired all-inclusive luxury resort on the South Coast of Barbados. Edgy, upbeat and exclusive, featuring premium brand drink inclusions, a rooftop tapas lounge with a DJ deck and exciting extras such as spa credit, free golf and access to sister resort Sea Breeze Beach House, it’s the perfect spot to create memorable moments. Their choice of destination wedding venues is set to wow your guests too, including the 1,000ft stretch of Caribbean beachfront, the dramatic rooftop deck, or a stylish 9th-floor ocean-facing fine-dining restaurant!

Couples are treated to a complimentary wedding when staying in a Luxury Ocean Front Junior Suite or above for stays of 7 nights or more. To plan your wedding at O2 Beach Club & Spa from £3,099 per person, ring the Kenwood Travel team at 020 7749 7291 or visit kenwoodtravel.co.uk/weddings/caribbean/ o2-beach-club-spa

CRYSTAL COVE BY ELEGANT HOTELS

Barbadian weddings are full of sunshine, colour and fun-filled celebration, and Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels is no exception. This boutique all-inclusive resort in St. James, on the famous west coast of Barbados, is perched on the cli tops with superb views of the turquoise horizon. Its lush gardens, lagoon-style pool areas and pristine beach make idyllic locations for your wedding ceremony and reception, and the dedicated wedding coordinator will help you create the event flow of your dreams. It’s the perfect resort for intimate family celebrations and couples can also enjoy the benefits of a complimentary wedding package when they stay in selected room categories.

7 nights at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels start from £1,659 per person. Call 020 7749 7291 to speak to your personal Kenwood Travel wedding expert or visit kenwoodtravel.co.uk/weddings/caribbean/crystal-cove-by-elegant-hotelsweddings

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 155 Travel

Indulgently Romantic. Escape to an enchanting adults-only heaven at OBLU SELECT Lobigili. In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ means love and ‘Gili’ means island. Lobigili is, in essence, the island of love. Set along a dreamy white beach and over a sparkling turquoise lagoon are 68 stylishly designed villas. Enjoy sunlit tropical adventures with plenty of relaxed and indulgent ‘us time’ mixed in. With the Lobi PlanTM you can relish a secluded getaway. From colourful sundowners to exotic under ocean dining at Only BLU, from snorkelling at the marine-rich house reef to relaxing in the garden spa, you really have it all here. Soak in the easy-going Maldivian rhythm and let our island hostesses look after you whilst you create heartfelt connections and memories.

OBLU SELECT Lobigili, Lobigili Island, North Malé Atoll, The Maldives

Email: sales.lobigili@coloursofoblu.com | Phone: (+960) 400 00 66

WWW.OBLU-LOBIGILI.COM

@obluselectlobigili An Adults’ Exclusive Island of Love

Tropical Getaways

Two mesmerising honeymoon destinations to help you kick start married life with sun, sea and lots of love…

OBLU

SELECT LOBIGILI

Escape the ordinary and find refuge in the Maldives at OBLU SELECT Lobigili, an adults-only paradise where couples can take long walks along the sun-kissed white sands and listen to the soothing sounds of the waves gently stroking the shores from the comfort of their private villas. With 24 SunNest Beach Pool Villas offering direct access to the beach and the 22 SunNest Water Villas with their beautiful deck overlooking the horizon, you’ll find your luxury home away from home at OBLU SELECT Lobigili.

Nicknamed the ‘Island of Love’, the resort is a paradise for couples offering them luxury and relaxation from the moment they arrive thanks to the all-inclusive Lobi Plan, a generous holiday package, inclusive of airport transfer on arrival and return, a 45-minute spa treatment (for a minimum of a 4-night stay), use of all snorkelling equipment and non-motorised water sports throughout your stay, a complimentary, guided snorkelling trip to visit the marine-rich house reef, unlimited beverages (definitely try the refreshing cocktails by the Swing Bar), all day dining at the superb Ylang Ylang - offering international à la carte options and live cooking stations with delicious cuisines like fresh grilled fish. With the Lobi Plan, you also will have one romantic dinner at the largest underwater restaurant in the Maldives ONLY BLU (with a minimum 4-night stay). www.coloursofoblu.com/oblu-select-lobigili

SANDALS DUNN’S RIVER

Nature and luxury go hand in hand at Sandals Dunn’s River, a secluded resort located on the north coast of Jamaica, in close proximity to the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls. The all-inclusive offering gives couples the chance to fully enjoy spending time together, whether that’s in the privacy of their own luxurious suite, at one of the 12 world-class restaurants, sampling unlimited cocktails at one of the 9 bars or simply relaxing in one of the meandering river pools.

To elevate your stay during your time at Sandals Dunn’s River, the resort also boasts unforgettable honeymoon packages, giving newlyweds a plethora of ways to spend time together, without having to worry about the bill at the end of the stay. Wake up in one of the most tantalising suites in the Caribbean, the Coyaba Sky Villa Swim-up Rondoval Butler Suite, a private hideaway for couples with modern amenities and unparalleled privacy set amidst gorgeous tropical vegetation. The suites offer a unique rooftop for soaking up the sun and enjoying romantic sunset dinners with a 24-hour in-room dining experience. And, when booking in the newly-launched Coyaba Sky Rondoval Suites, couples will receive their very own Stargazing Concierge. Lovebirds can admire the stars together with a supergalactic service, offering a curated and guided experience through the constellations and the opportunity to make a wish upon a star!

www.sandals.co.uk/dunns-river

Travel WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 157

An AlpineAdventure

Follow Priya Chana down the winding ski slopes of Val Di Fassa.

Nestled deep in the mountains of the Italian Dolomites is the picturesque Val Di Fassa, north of the province of Trentino. Val Di Fassa is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who love a bit of adventure and unparalleled experiences. Together you can soar down the ski slopes, or take a romantic horse ride through the valley and then top it all off by trying the wide range of regional dishes and wines. For couples seeking to be enriched and learn something new, you can experience Ladin culture in Trentino through their local restaurants and customs. Without a doubt, couples are bound to create memories to last a lifetime surrounded by the majestic snowy peaks of the Dolomite mountains.

ALPINE LUXURY

The Ciampedie Alpine Spa Luxury Hotel is a place where you can unwind after a long day in the cold mountain air. The staff at the hotel pride themselves on providing a relaxing environment that prioritises the wellness of their guests. This could include taking an evening dip in the heated outdoor pool, destressing in the aqua meditation room, or letting off some steam in the Finnish sauna. For couples looking to unwind together, you can book a spa day in the Romantic Spa Suite, where you can choose from the Cuddles & Relax Hammam or the Romantic Dream Hammam packages.

After a long day of skiing, tuck into a gourmet meal at the hotel restaurant and rest your head in one of the luxurious rooms. The accommodations available include the Junior, Double Deluxe and Family suites, which all have different features on offer such as panoramic views and unique interior decoration. The restaurant offers a range of Italian delicacies, including some local favourites such as apple-filled ravioli and a selection of regional wines.

Other benefits of staying at the hotel include the shuttle bus service from the hotel to Campitello. The Tony Sport ski rental is also a 10-15 minute walk away from the hotel where you can grab your gear and then take a short walk to the ski lifts.

Visit https://www.hotelciampedie.com/en/hotel/ to book your stay and read more about the specific rooms. A double room for two adults starts at €342 per night.

Visit https://www.hotelciampedie.com/en/day-spa-request/ to book your individual or couples spa treatments.

158

SKIING IN VAL DI FASSA

Fly down the slopes at Ciampedie…or not! This ski area is perfect for experienced skiers, beginners and also people who don’t want to ski. Whether you’re planning to ski or not, you can’t miss out on enjoying the breathtaking landscape of Val Di Fassa. Ciampedie has many slopes from shallow ones for first-timers, as well as more challenging red and black runs. It is also perfect for families as they have a ski school for kids and a playground, where parents can safely leave their children while they delight in some much-needed alone time! The best thing about Ciampedie is that it is a leisure ski area, so there’s no pressure to be a pro, it’s all about having fun and trying new things. The instructors have a wealth of experience and can help you find your feet if you’re new to the sport. They are also there for your safety so don’t be afraid if you take a topple in the snow!

On those extraordinarily warm days, you can put your feet up and relax on the deck chairs while soaking in the Italian sun. For all of you non–skiers, check out the resort restaurants, like Baita Checco, which serve delicious local cuisine, such as polenta or nettle and parmesan dumplings.

Visit https://shop.dolomitisuperski.com/eshop-dove.aspx to book your ski pass. Prices for one adult ski pass for the Val Di Fassa ski area is €70, but can change between peak and quiet seasons.

A ROMANTIC HORSE RIDE

For all those who aren’t as interested in skiing, don’t worry, as Trentino has plenty of other fun activities on offer. A horse riding excursion with Charlotte’s Horse Riding centre is a must as it’s a beautiful way to stop and take in the magnificent mountain scenery. Charlotte and her expert team rescue horses from all over Italy and give them a new home at the riding centre in Campitello, where they’re rehabilitated in a safe, loving environment. What’s more romantic than a tranquil horse ride through the picturesque Fassa Valley with the love of your life? The excursion is a pleasant and relaxed experience, with an opportunity for a thrilling gallop, that’s perfect for beginners and experienced horse riders alike. The guides there are very experienced and make sure to select the right horse for you and your ability, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. Other activities in Val Di Fassa include snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking and more.

Visit https://www.chorseriding.com to book your excursion. Prices start at €40 per person for 1 hour.

Direct flights are available from London Stansted to Bolzano airport from €274 with skyalps. For more information and to book, please visit skyalps.com

FOOD AND CULTURE

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to mealtimes in Trentino. If you’re interested in experiencing Ladin culture, make sure you pay Restaurant Il Tobia a visit. Here your grilled rooster or barley soup will be served by waiters wearing traditional lederhosen, along with the plaid tablecloths and the rustic wooden décor, giving the restaurant charm and character. Or put your taste buds to the test with the many beers that Rampeer Osteria Brewery have to offer. All Rampeer’s craft beers are brewed in-house in a range of flavours from citrus, spiced and even pine cone. Whether you prefer beer or wine, you can’t forget to try the famous Trento DOC, a locally produced sparkling wine that makes a perfect bubbly aperitivo. Located at the end of the Vulcano ski slope in Pozza Di Fassa, The Dolomites Geyser Restaurant is perfect for your Après Ski meal. Indulge yourself in some mouthwatering pappardelle pasta with venison or a cheeky plate of Kaiserschmarren pancakes for dessert.

Travel WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 159

DA Chic Stay at Hotel Rochechouart

Tracey Game checks into Hotel Rochechouart in romantic Paris…

o you like finding the hidden gems of the world? How about hidden hotels in Paris? Then look no further than the beautiful Hotel Rochechouart in Paris, set in the trendsetting Montmartre district. This wonderful hotel is tucked away amongst an array of shops, restaurants and the Parisian everyday life.

With an Art Deco façade and a wonderful 1900-1930’s feel and look inside, Hotel Rochechouart is the perfect spot to soak up the glamour of Paris. Soft yellow lighting goes well with the deep red walls and the dark wooden reception and furnishings that also flow into the restaurant. The hotel has large, long windows on all the floors, allowing lots of natural light in and giving you a great view of the area. Each level of the hotel has soft lighting, cream walls and dark wooden doors and door frames, keeping with the traditional feel and look of the hotel's history. The floors have a lovely brown and gold paisley style pattern, oozing elegance and Parisian charm.

The cosy rooms offer guests a warm welcome to Paris. They are equipped with comfortable beds to help you relax, spacious shower rooms with tiled floors and walls, with wash basins and toiletries included. Some rooms have a living area, with a sofa and coffee table. To enjoy your stay to the fullest, slip into your super comfy oversized dressing gowns and slippers and enjoy a tea or coffee with exquisite views of Paris in the background.

The rooftop boasts incredible vistas of Paris, where you can see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées areas. It has a small bar area and seating, perfect for small intimate weddings.

Le Rochechouart is the hotel’s restaurant and seats up to 100 people, which can be for private dining, hotel guests and also open to the public. You can have the restaurant for private hire to host your wedding breakfast and reception, which will be perfect with its early 20th century and traditional Parisian style.

With candle lighting, curtains along the lower half of each window, cream soft furnishings, dark wooden seating and tables, and soft lighting to set the mood, you can forget the outside world and tuck into a scrumptious French culinary experience. Have wonderful food from the wide, yet simple, ranged menu, with something for everyone and let the smartly dressed staff help you with any questions you may have.

The hotel is close to all the main Paris attractions, with train stations linking the hotel to all the different popular areas in no time at all. If you’d prefer to take in the sights and walk around, you can get to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Louvre Museum, and Champs-Élysées all within a 30-60 minute walk from the Hotel. You can walk to the Moulin Rouge in 10 minutes from the hotel. You are surrounded by all kinds of wedding shops down the same road as the hotel, and the surrounding area, meaning you can get all your wedding essentials in Paris and celebrate your special day in style.

en.orsohotels.com/hotel-rochechouart

Travel WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 161

A Flamboyant Escape

Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine had an ‘Emily in Paris’ moment as our Destinations Editor, Emily Williams, ventured to the City of Love to celebrate and unveil Le Grand Mazarin in Paris.

Nestled in the heart of the Marais, a lively up-and-coming Parisian district brimming with restaurants, boutiques and quintessential cafés, lies an inviting address that’s causing ripples across the boutique hotel industry. Introducing Le Grand Mazarin, the highly anticipated fourth addition to the familyowned Maisons Pariente collection. After a captivating stay at its alpine sister property in Méribel early last year, my expectations were already high. I'm pleased to report that not only were they met, but delightfully surpassed during my recent visit to Paris!

Le Grand Mazarin embodies its neighbourhood in the most imaginative and immersive of ways, enabling guests to get a feel for the colourful history and culture of the local area. The official launch party on the 12th of October 2023 was a vision of glamour and sophistication, where a purple carpet beckoned guests to encounter a myriad of surprises inside, from mystic fortune tellers hidden in the rafters, violinists serenading spectators in the elegant suites, and mermaids floating in the pool beneath the dream-like fresco by artist Jacques Merle. It was a showstopping grand opening that officially marked the hotel as a triumphant addition to one of the hottest postcodes in Paris.

The theatrical interiors by internationally renowned Martin Brudnizki combine eclectic colour, bold textures and quirky design details to reveal a Wes Anderson-like look across the 61 rooms and suites, intimate subterranean cabaret bar and open-air winter garden. My Superior Room was a poetic fantasy, awash with salmon-hued walls, a plush mustard carpet framed with shell motifs and an intricate tapestry hanging over the supremely soft King-sized bed. No detail was spared; even the inside of the wardrobe was richly decorated with lobster-printed wallpaper and the bathroom was prepped for pampering with indulgent Dyptique amenities.

Le Grand Mazarin is proving a hit with discerning travellers and local Parisians alike, and its restaurant, Boubalé, is a must-visit during your time in the city. Named after the affectionate Yiddish word for Eastern European grandmothers, the décor itself has the nostalgic feeling of a lively and loving home. The Israeli Michelin-starred chef Asaaf Granit invites diners to embark on a gastronomic journey that reinvents his childhood memories of Ashkenazi cuisine. The medley of sharing plates introduced me to this tantalizing culinary heritage, each dish bursting with flavours. It was undoubtedly one the best meals I’ve had in recent memory.

Radiating with evocative elegance and a whimsical artistic flair, Le Grand Mazarin has stolen my heart, and in my eyes, there is no better place to enjoy a flamboyant, romantic escape in Paris with the one you love.

To book your stay at Le Grand Mazarin, visit www.legrandmazarin.com. Superior Room nightly rates start from €685 and Eurostar one-way fares start from £39, based on a return journey.

162

Checking into Avani Palazzo Moscova

Let romance spark in one of Italy’s trendiest and most stylish districts of Milan and reside in Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel for a chic stay…

Milan is a bustling metropolitan city in the north of Italy oozing elegance and a buzzing feeling that you instantly want to be a part of. Easily accessible from two of the country’s main airports, Linate and Malpensa, travelling to and from Milan is a piece of cake. Whether Milan is your stopover to your next destination or you plan to take a couple of days to soak it all in, you are in the midst of it all when staying at Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel. Not only is it minutes away from the tube and the Garibaldi train station but it is perfectly positioned in one of Milan’s most swarming districts, with restaurants, museums and designer shops at your doorstep. Corso Como and Corso Garibaldi are an enjoyable stroll away and offer an eclectic food scene, modern buildings, beautiful boutiques and a lively crowd from morning to night. The centre of Milan is not far away and you can also choose to walk to the Milan Cathedral whilst stopping by the Brera district for a romantic lunch in one of the cosy little restaurants.

Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel is where you want to be to savour all that Milan has to offer, from the glam to the history that appointed it as the business centre of Italy. Once Milan’s first railway station, the hotel is set within a grand neoclassical building boasting recently refurbished rooms, an outdoor terrace with sweeping views, an underground gym, and a spa and wellness centre for your rejuvenating needs.

The bright and modern rooms come equipped with soothing furnishings for you to feel right at home, some even boast a mezzanine floor for some additional space to rest. When you are not wandering around the Moscova and central areas, wind down at the spa with a beauty treatment or soothing massage, then head to the chic bar or outdoor terrace for a scrumptious Milanese aperitivo before heading to Forte Milano for a sensational dinner. With soft lighting and a refined taste in reproducing an authentic fish market design, the main hotel restaurant is the perfect

stop to recollect with your partner whilst appreciating the classics from the Italian culinary tradition. Seafood specialists, their prawn tartare of Mazara del Vallo is among their signature dishes which you don’t want to miss from the menu. After a grand banquet at the restaurant, you can retire in the comfort of your Avani Suite and enjoy a good nights rest before a new day of adventures.

As the ideal gateway to the Italian lakes or to far-flung destinations, Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel is the perfect hotel for minimoons or as part of a quintessential Italian honeymoon escape. Milan itself is up and coming, proposing new reasons to visit as the years go by, with incredible design-savvy districts, Michelin-starred restaurants and a Dolce Vita kind of nightlife filled with luscious food, refreshing cocktails such as the Campari Spritz and a good insight into the Italian movida. On the other hand, if you are simply passing through, you can get a great sense of the city by staying at Avani Palazzo Moscova so you won’t feel like you are missing out. And, more importantly, you have direct access to the lakes, the main Italian cities and other countries with trains and transfers to airports just minutes away. For your short stay, reside in style at Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel.

Avani Double Rooms at Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan start from EUR 233 (approx. £199) per room, per night based on two sharing. Includes breakfast and taxes. For more information and to book, visit www.avanihotels.com/en/palazzo-moscova-milan

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 163 Travel
T. + 382 32 660 660 E. reservations.pm@regenthotels.com Your Luxury Wedding Destination SEAFRONT PROPERTY PICTURESQUE WEDDING LOCATIONS ON-SITE WEDDING SPECIALIST Smooth and guided registration process Direct flights UK – Montenegro Wedding packages WED-AWAY

Say I Do!

I do, I do, I do

Join Charlotte Saunders as she lives out her Mamma Mia fantasy, hopping around the stunning Sporades islands…

As I embarked on my exciting island-hopping adventure, I travelled from Somerset to London. To ensure a hassle-free trip, I opted to travel with Great Western Railway, which provided me with a swift and comfortable experience. During my journey, I enjoyed a glass of fizz, snacks, and free WiFi, all while admiring the beautiful countryside views. Advance Purchase tickets from Taunton to London Paddington start at £31 one way and can be purchased at GWR.com or via the app.

ISLAND ODYSSEY

After always loving Mamma Mia on the big screen, the day had finally arrived when I got to explore the magical Sporades islands for myself. From the vibrant charm of Skiathos to the tranquil atmosphere of Alonissos, each island offers a unique experience that creates memories to last a lifetime. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling honeymoon adventure or an idyllic wedding venue, the Sporades offer stunning landscapes, vibrant character and turquoise waters that form picture-perfect moments.

SKIATHOS: PRINCESS RESORT SKIATHOS

During the first part of our adventure, we stayed at the captivating Princess Resort Skiathos, a stand-out hotel for weddings and honeymoons where contemporary chic meets Grecian charm. This five-star hotel is situated on the sandy bay of Aghia Paraskevi, providing a haven for couples and families. Surrounded by lush gardens and exotic greenery, this resort offers a serene atmosphere for modern travellers.

The ideal location of the hotel makes it a perfect starting point to explore Skiathos Town. You can immerse yourself in the rich culture, indulge in the traditional tavernas and treat yourself while wandering through the quaint shopping area, all while taking in the sights. As we explored the various locations inspired by the iconic film, Mamma Mia melodies filled my mind, adding to the dream-like atmosphere.

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 165 Travel

Princess Resort Skiathos features an immense selection of classically designed rooms and suites, all equipped with amenities such as a flatscreen TV, mini bar and free WiFi. During my stay, I checked into the Family Room with a private garden, accommodating up to 4 guests. The Mediterranean-style room is tastefully decorated with luxurious touches, including a marble bathroom stocked with Olive Era toiletries and fluffy slippers. Additionally, it boasts a wood deck patio with direct access to the lush gardens, furnished with a cosy swing chair for the ultimate spot to sit back and relax. For newlyweds, the Premier Suite is the ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful honeymoon. Complete with a large veranda, a Jacuzzi and a breathtaking sea view - this is a blissful setting for the love birds to enjoy some much-needed alone time together.

Princess Resort Skiathos provides the ideal location for both romantic retreats and family-friendly breaks. With various facilities at the resort, including a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and the Kids’ Club, this is the ideal destination for a fun-filled holiday with your loved ones. On a sundrenched day, relax on the beach while sipping on a cocktail from the superb drinks menu, the Princess Special cocktail is a must!

The Princess Harmony Spa offers various Greek-inspired treatmentsmuch needed to help you unwind before your big day. The spa also features rain baths, a sauna, steam room, and relaxation spaces, all designed to stimulate your senses. So, if the sun isn't shining, the spa is the perfect place to be.

One of the highlights of my trip was the private boat excursion to Tsougrias Island with GR Boat Rental Skiathos. It allowed us to explore the secluded caves and discover the secret swimming spots all while gliding through the bright blue waters. Upon reaching Tsougrias Island, I was amazed by the pristine beach and serene atmosphere. Perfect for day trips, visitors can fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the Greek island while soaking in the sun with an ice-cold cocktail.

DELICIOUS DINING

With an impressive selection of dining options available, Princess Resort Skiathos caters for all. To start the day, you can indulge in the international buffet at the Basilico Restaurant, where freshly baked

bread will tempt you. At Pr. Ammos Restaurant you can savour modern Greek cuisine, including fresh fish, tender meat and delicious salads, with the Aegean Sea views and warm summer breeze perfectly setting the scene. For a family-friendly atmosphere, Muses Pool Bar and Bistro is an all-day restaurant that serves authentic Greek dishes and snacks, helping you to recharge after a swim in the pool.

You also have the option to venture into the streets of Skiathos Town to grab a bite to eat. We stopped at Bourtzi restaurant, an all-day eatery that sits on the coast, offering serene sea views. Eager to indulge in the menu’s delights, we relished a selection of sharing plates while basking in the sun, making it an idyllic spot to relax on a summer's day.

I DO, I DO, I DO

Dreaming of saying ‘I do’ amidst the natural beauty of Greece? Well, Princess Resort Skiathos needs to be on your radar. The seaside resort offers dreamy backdrops for your ceremony. Whether it’s under a beautifully decorated arch on the peaceful beach, or surrounded by nature in the immaculate gardens, the picturesque setting paired with the services available makes this an unforgettable wedding destination. As the sun begins to set, you can celebrate being newlyweds with a private candlelit dinner on the beach, surrounded by sparkling lights and plush cushions, this is an enchanting spot for an intimate yet extra special occasion. The newly renovated Pr. Ammos Restaurant has a prime beachfront location and is an exquisite space for your reception. The spacious setting is embellished with vibrant foliage, wooden furnishings and bamboo details, creating a stunning venue for a bohochic celebration of up to 150 guests.

Whether you’re planning a Grecian wedding or a honeymoon adventure, Princess Resort Skiathos is a must-visit resort. Beyond the captivating hotel, Skiathos offers a lively atmosphere, bustling tavernas and quaint shops. Take a stroll through the charming cobbled streets, admiring the whitewashed buildings and vibrant florals while indulging in the delicious local cuisine, you and your loved one will be left longing to return year after year.

www.santikoscollection.com

SKIATHOS: PRINCESS RESORT SKIATHOS 166

ALONISSOS: MARPUNTA RESORT

During the second part of our island-hopping adventure, we stopped at Alonissos, a charming island located in the Aegean Sea. If you’re seeking a peaceful atmosphere, with immaculate beaches and unspoiled nature, Alonissos should definitely be on your travel list. We stayed at Marpunta Resort, an idyllic hotel that offers a romantic setting for couples. With azure waters, fragrant gardens and warm hospitality, you’re in for a treat.

Dotted around the hillside resort, 100 rooms and suites welcome you for a holiday of a lifetime. The elegant accommodation draws inspiration from Greek styles, creating a spacious atmosphere filled with natural daylight. With a variety of room options available, you are sure to find the ultimate space to suit your needs. For newlyweds, the Suite Seafront is an excellent choice for a luxurious yet homely stay. It can accommodate up to 4 guests and is perfect for a family-moon.

Marpunta Resort has two exquisite restaurants that offer a variety of dining options, including à la carte menus and buffets catering for all. One of my top picks for dining is the Achinos Beach Restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and a selection of local Alonissian and Greek dishes. With the combination of nature's beauty and aesthetically pleasing dishes, you are guaranteed to have a dreamy evening with your loved one.

If you and your partner are struggling to agree on a honeymoon destination, island hopping could be the solution. Maybe you want to relax, but your partner is more of an adventurer… Greek island hopping offers the best of both worlds. You can explore the lively Skiathos, enjoy water sports and hikes before unwinding in the peaceful Alonissos. Whether you are seeking a honeymoon adventure or planning a more relaxing beach wedding, visiting the Sporades islands will leave you with unforgettable memories.

BOOK YOUR DREAM HONEYMOON

Island Hop : Alonissos - Skiathos:

Olympic Holidays is offering a 10 night holiday from £1997 per person based on 2 people travelling with 5 nights at the Princess Resort Skiathos on a B&B basis and 5 nights at Marpunta Resort, Alonissos on a Half Board basis. Price includes return flights from London, baggage & all connecting transfers. Based on 4th July 2024 departure.

For availability or to discuss other island hopping itineraries, please call one of the team on 0208 492 6868 or visit olympicholidays.com

A HIDDEN GEM

Marpunta Resort offers a wide range of activities to ensure a fun-filled stay for all. Whether you prefer to spend your day relaxing on a sunlounger by the stylish outdoor pool, or playing a game of tennis amidst the lush greenery, there’s an abundance of options available for both relaxation and adventure.

During my time in Alonissos, I explored the island's natural beauty through a guided hiking tour with Dinah Sinclair from Alonnisos Travel. We explored the Old Town, stunning beaches, historical landmarks and various other beautiful locations across the island. Alonnisos Travel offers various routes and personalised itineraries, helping travellers discover all the hidden gems on the island. After a jam-packed day, we couldn’t resist a traditional Greek lunch at Margeritas Taverna, enjoy a taste of Alonissos by trying the sought-after cheese pie, it’s a taste you can’t resist!

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

With its breathtaking seaside location and spectacular grounds, Marpunta Resort is a perfect location to tie the knot. Whether you choose to exchange your vows surrounded by nature or with a view overlooking the sparkling sea, you and your guests will be enchanted by the tranquil atmosphere created by the sea breeze and the refreshing scent of pine trees. The resort's wedding coordinators are on hand to help with every detail of your wedding, from floral arrangements to personalised catering and elegant decorations, the team will go the extra mile to ensure that your dream wedding becomes a reality.

For more information on Alonnisos and Marpunta Resort, please visit www.alonnisostravel.gr and www.santikoscollection.com.

Holiday Extras is the market leader in UK airport parking, hotels, lounges, and transfers – and last year its customers saved an average of £191 per trip by booking their airport parking in advance.

Booking an airport hotel means you can enjoy more holidays with less hassle. Plus with Flextras, if you need to cancel or amend you can without charge. One night’s accommodation at Radisson Blu Stansted Airport is available for £123.23, based on arrival on 25th May 2024. For more information and to book, visit HolidayExtras.com or call 0800 316 5678.

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 167 Travel

River Rendezvous

A Bespoke Cruise Adventure in the Heart of Bangkok

In the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, where the symphony of sights, sounds and smells can overwhelm even the most seasoned traveller, there exists a hidden gem that offers a serene escape amidst the urban chaos.

Step aboard Loy Pela Voyages Bangkok river cruise, a floating oasis that promises an exclusive journey through the heart of the vibrant city. With two luxury barges to choose from, guests can charter either the Loy River Song or Loy Dream for private use. Each vessel makes a breathtaking addition to the Thai landscape, boasting rich hues of mahogany and teak, complemented by serene marine blue tones that capture the essence of Thailand’s spirit. Loy Dream can be commandeered by parties of up to four, offering a lavishly appointed living space and two Dream State rooms, with opulent ensuite bathrooms featuring luxurious amenities.

As I departed the Anantara Riverside Pier, I found myself aboard the sleek Loy River Song boat, which felt like a world away from the crowded streets of Bangkok. The gentle lapping of the water against the hull is the only sound that broke the peaceful silence, as I glided past ancient temples, glittering skyscapers, and bustling markets. The Loy River Song awaits to be chartered by groups of up to eight people. It features four air-conditioned state rooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom beautifully adorned with fresh flowers. Unlike the crowded tourist boats that jostle for space on the river, this exclusive cruise offers you the rare opportunity to have the city all to yourself. Whilst I sipped on a glass of chilled champagne and tucked into a delectable feast prepared by our esteemed personal chef, I pondered in silence as I watched the rich tapestry of Thai life unfold before my eyes.

Loy Pela Voyages invites guests to embark on a magical journey through time down the historic river of the Kings, seamlessly blending modernity with the fascinating history of the ancient capital Ayutthaya. Guests can select from two distinct cruise packages: ‘A Taste of History’ (2 days and 1 night) and ‘A Journey Through Time’ (3 days and 2 nights), each meticulously crafted with a flawless itinerary for an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. As I meandered along the river, I couldn’t help but marvel at the juxtaposition of the old and new. The ancient temples standing stoically alongside sleek, contemporary buildings serve as a reminder of the city’s rich heritage and its dynamic evolution into the future. The knowledgeable guide on board shared captivating tales of Bangkok’s rich history and vibrant culture, deepening my appreciation for this enchanting city.

Watching Bangkok come alive at night with its lights illuminating the water like a myriad of twinkling stars, I couldn’t help but see it as a formidable contender to the traditional romantic locations spanning the globe. So, if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind setting to pop the question that offers unique backdrops and a stylish twist, where better than in the Land of Smiles? Opt for a lavish cruise surrounded by mesmerising beauty as the stage for your love story to unfold as you begin your new chapter together.

For a luxurious escape, reserve your romantic retreat at www.anantara. com/en/riverside-bangkok and embark on a tailor-made voyage at www. loypelavoyages.com

168

Villa Renaissance is the peaceful oceanfront resort you have been searching for on your Turks & Caicos Islands getaway. Reminiscent of the grand villas of the Italian and French Riviera, this boutique resort is located on 250 feet of glorious white sand beachfront on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales.

The boutique villas include 28 luxurious one, two and three bedroom oceanfront suites along with eight charming poolside suites for a tranquil setting on your perfect holiday. Now featuring their unique 2 story, 6,000 sq. ft. 7 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms in their ocea front grande villa. This villa can also be rented as a 3, 4, 5 or 6 bedroom luxurious getaway. Throughout the villas, Italian style architecture interplays with the natural environment and continues to the welcoming Reception Pavilion which features covered walkways leading to the beautiful and newly renovated mosaic tile pool.

A central archway within the centre of the building emerges onto the beach boardwalk to reveal the splendour of Grace Bay Beach, just waiting to be explored. The suites in the main villa are housed in a four-story building and each suite is accessible from semi-private elevators, giving you the freedom to readily navigate your way around the spaces. Each suite is complemented by expansive ocean frontages from romantic Juliet balconies, providing you with gorgeous views of the cerulean blue sea. You also get a full modern kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, separate dining and living areas, TV, washer and dryer, telephones and quality linens - everything you need to make Villa Renaissance your home away from home.

villarenaissanceturksandcaicos.com | villarenaissancetci@yahoo.com US 800-234-0346 TCI 649-941-4358
Find out more: the best!
LEAF EARRINGS, £52 BRANCHJEWELLERY.CO.UK LIP FOOD IN CONFIDENT, £18 VARUBEAUTY.COM ARGYLL BELT, £32.95 BARBOUR.COM ZEBRA TOP, £52 RIXO.CO.UK ANIMAL PRINT FEDORA, £28 OLIVERBONAS.COM SAGE CHINO SHORTS, £44 FATFACE.COM BUCKLE SANDALS, £65 CELTICANDCO.COM PACIFICO NATURAL, £325 JIMMYCHOO.COM PERSONALISED WEEKEND BAG, £73.50 SOPHIEALLPORT.COM STRIPED SOCKS, £7.50 OLIVERBONAS.COM NATURA BISSE SUN PROTECTION, £40 LOOKFANTASTIC.COM RAQUEL SWIMSUIT, £155 NAIABEACH.COM ZEBRA SCARF, £38 OLIVERBONAS.COM SNAKE CHAIN BRACELET, £45 SEOLGOLD.COM Take a walk on the wild side with all the hot essentials for the safari trip of a lifetime! Honeymoon hot list 170 Travel MOON & SUN STUDS, £54 CHLOBO.CO.UK SARONG ROGER, £380 VANDAJACINTHO.COM ORLA KIERLY BOOTS, £140 REGATTA.COM SAVANNAH BLANKET, £48 SOPHIEALLPORT.COM ARIANA, £350 JIMMYCHOO.COM CANTER SAND BUCKET BAG, £365 PHERAHS.COM COSMETICS BAG, £10.50 SPODE.CO.UK MARAYA SKIRT TURANAATASH.COM FUJIFILM MINI 40, £99.99 JOHNLEWIS.COM CANVAS WASH BAG, £23.50 SOPHIEALLPORT.COM

CONTACT US

https://eastwinds.com

info@eastwinds.com

+ 1 758 452 8212

@eastwindssaintlucia

Saint Lucia is known as one of the World’s most romantic destinations and East Winds is the most authentic compliment to the romance of the island. With 30 cottages, East Winds can be a perfect intimate wedding party of 2 or easily be reserved as a resort “buy-out” for a guest list of up to 72 people. Our thoughtful, experienced wedding team brings the same careful attention to detail and outstanding service to any wedding party sizes.

Whether you are looking for intimate or extravagant, traditional or unexpected, our wedding team is at your service to help you turn your dreams into reality with a wedding that is uniquely yours.

WIN to the Maldives A Seven-Night Dream Escape

Prize worth £6,000

For all the romantics dreaming of going off-grid with a blissful couple’s escape in the Maldives, OBLU SELECT Lobigili has crafted the most alluring castaway experience for two.

Voted by travellers as the world’s hottest new resort, the adult’s exclusive OBLU SELECT Lobigili is offering a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity for a lucky couple to weave their own love story amidst charming turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and enchanting services.

In the Maldivian language, Dhivehi, 'Lobi' means love and 'Gili' is island, translating to the ‘Island of Love.’ Let this island charm whisk you far, far away from the world. After a fifteenminute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport, you step onto the five-star resort with the smooth rhythm of a live saxophone and a warm welcome with champagne and a red rose.

Each aspect of this resort exudes romance. Whether you wish to stay by the picturesque white sandy beach or over a sparkling clear lagoon, you’ll find your dream holiday nest with 68 elegantly designed villas.

A seductively indulgent world awaits with the Lobi PlanTM that blends your stay with endless orders of wine and cocktails, delectable world cuisine, couples spa treatments, unforgettable ocean excursions, snorkelling experiences, and a spectacular under-ocean dining experience at Only BLU.

OBLU SELECT Lobigili curates indulgent packages for couples to celebrate their special moments, from proposals, engagements, and weddings to honeymoons and vow renewals. Your dedicated Island Hostess and Island Chief will handle every detail, crafting moments that you will remember for a lifetime. www.coloursofoblu.com/oblu-select-lobigili

To book direct reservations@oblu-lobigili.com

Tripadvisor 2023, Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotels (Ranked No. 1 in the Hottest New Hotels – World)

CHECK OUT THE APP 172

Honeymoon Competition

coloursofoblu.com

HOW TO ENTER

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM AND ENTER OUR COMPETITIONS PAGE WITH THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION: IN THE LOCAL LANGUAGE OF DHIVEHI, 'LOBIGILI' TRANSLATES TO?

SIX REASONS TO ENTER & WIN

1. A seven-night stay in a SunNest Water Villa with an Infinity Pool for two adults

2. Return Internal Maldives Transfer from Male’ (Velana International Airport)*

3. Fully encompassing ‘Holiday Plan’ – the Lobi PlanTM

4. Maldivian-inspired couple’s spa massage treatment (from a choice of 3 treatments)

5. A romantic ‘Floating Breakfast’ served in your private pool, with choices ranging from Freshly Baked Viennoiseries Basket and Artisan Cheese Platter to Charcuterie

6. Memorable à la carte dinner at Only BLU – the largest under-ocean restaurant in the Maldives

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The stay is for 2 adults for 7 nights in a SunNest Water Villa with Pool on Lobi PlanTM · inclusive of return speedboat transfers from Velana International Airport · Valid from 1st of May 2024 – 31st September 2024 and from May 2025 – 31st September 2025 · Blackout dates may apply · Booking confirmation as per resort availability · International and domestic flight arrangements not included · Any extras exceeding Lobi PlanTM not included · The voucher is nonexchangeable, non-redeemable, non-cashable, non-endorsable, non-transferable, or carried over to another booking · The voucher needs to be presented upon reservation time and a hard copy should be presented upon check-in · For reservations and inquiries, kindly contact the Reservation Department via email at reservations@oblu-lobigili.com · Stay is subject to availability at the time of booking and the resort reserves the right to offer alternative dates · All rates are inclusive of service charges and the Government’s green tax · Please visit our website to read all T&Cs www.weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com

WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 173
FIND OUT MORE AT
W&H26_Honeymoon Comp_Maldives_ET_Approved_CT.indd 173
Inspire You! Let us £7.99 WANDH15 • AUGUST 2022 YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE girls Magical Marquees FIND YOUR SUMMER VENUE 198 PARTY FINDS Pretty 5 Real Weddings Fall in love PLAN YOUR TWIN-CENTRE HONEYMOON A tale of two cities WIN A FIVE-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN Barbados! YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE Fall weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com IN LOVE Sustainability Special FIND YOUR ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION FITS 178 SEASONAL STYLING FOR YOUR WEDDING READOURCOVER BRIDE’S COUNTRY CASTLEWEDDING STORYINSIDE Autumn Details WIN A SIX-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN The Maldives! & HONEYMOONS Cover_October2022_CS_CT_EW.indd 1 YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE LoveWE’ RE IN 22 PAGES OF INSPIRATIONAL REAL LIFE WEDDINGS FROM NEWLYWEDS Venue Special 25 SWOONWORTHY LOCATIONS FOR YOUR DREAM DAY 83 GORGEOUS GOWNS RELAX INTO MARRIED LIFE WITH OUR ROMANTIC SPA BREAKS Brides & bubbles… WIN AN AMAZING 7-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN Jamaica! weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com £7.99 WANDH16 SEPTEMBER 2022 £7.99 • WANDH14 • JUNE/JULY 2022 YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE glows weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com WIN A HONEYMOONSEVEN-NIGHTIN BALI WORTH £3,500! THERE SHE PLAN HOW BEST TO SPEND YOUR PENNIES WITH OUR BUDGETING GUIDE FREE INSIDE! Get big day ready with our beauty countdown Savvy Spending 89 NEW SEASON STYLES Caribbean Isl d hop in the FROM BARBADOS TO THE BAHAMAS WANDH13 • MAY 2022 • £6.99 YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com WINA HONEYMOONSEVEN-NIGHT IN THEMALDIVES! STYLE BLACK TIE CONTEMPORARY CHIC ITALIAN GARDEN COUNTRY CLASSIC GLAM GREY Theme your day Spring 156 UNIQUE INSPO TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING SO YOU! honeymoons Indian ocean Décor Ideas Barefoot bliss Cover_June2022_Final_BE.indd 30/03/2022 11:45 WANDH12 MARCH 2022 YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE INSPIRED DRESSES Bridgerton 30 PAGES OF INSPIRATION FROM REAL COUPLES £5.99 weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com IT’S A REAL WEDDING SPECIAL! WIN YOUR DREAM HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES WORTH £3000! 31 ories SWOON-WORTHY OCEAN FRONT HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS The Big Blue PLANNING CHECKLIST PRETTY STYLING IDEAS PERFECT PARTY VENUES PLUS Cover_March2022_BE.indd 25/01/2022 17:04 weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com/subscribe +44 (0) 333 455 9484 SAVE UP TO 20% WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO TO SUBSCRIBE Buy 6 issues SAVE 20%

Find your Dream Dress

Visit your local boutique to find the wedding dress you’ve been dreaming of…

Aberdeenshire

Berkshire

Buckinghamshire

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “

Julie is absolutely amazing.. she is fantastic at her job and makes you feel so comfortable and at ease. Her selection is definitely worth a look, she has all styles of dresses and I found the perfect one. Thank you.

Heritage Boutique 141 Crown Street

Aberdeen

AB11 6HP

www.facebook.com/HeritageBoutiqueuk | 07794 079787

heritage.boutiqueuk@gmail.com | @heritageboutiqueaberdeen

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “ ”

Brilliant shop with excellent customer service. Helen was great from beginning to end, I went there with my daughters to get a wedding dress and bridesmaid dress, and we found the perfect ones.

850 Oxford Road, Reading Berkshire

RG30 1EL

dreamdressesrdg@gmail.com | 07824631388

www.dreamdressesreading.co.uk

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “

I cannot thank you ladies enough for all your help, you were both amazing. You made me feel extremely comfortable and really listened to exactly what I wanted. Everything about my experience was 5*.

LeSposi Bridal Wear

35 High Street, Wendover Buckinghamshire

HP22 6DU

lesposi.uk@gmail.com | 07715671200

www.le-sposi.co.uk | @lesposi_bridalwear_wendover

dream dresses.indd 1
12/01/2023 14:04

Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan

Central London

Cheshire

Essex

Our Customers Say..

Wow what an amazing experience at Cardiff Bridal Centre.. this was the first shop I attended to look for my perfect dress and I ended up picking and ordering my dream dress. We had a fantastic day.

Contact Us

Cardiff Bridal Centre

7a Mill Lane

Cardiff CF10 1FL

enquiries@cardiffbridalcentre.co.uk | 029 20666612

www.cardiffbridalcentre.co.uk | @cardiffbridalcentre

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “

From the first email, to receiving some extra buttons for my dress, Fran’s services have been exceptional! For both wedding dresses and bespoke designs, she offers a warm, friendly service. I couldn’t recommend enough.

Studio 133(1st floor); ‘‘The Bridal Room”, Trinity Wharf Building

Harrington Way

London, SE18 5NR

info@franrioslondon | 07985510825

www.franrioslondon.com | @franrioslondon

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “

Along came eve is THE BEST place for any bride to go. From the moment you walk in they make you feel so comfortable and at ease. Helena made me feel so happy and helped me choose my dream dress!

Along Came Eve

29 Watergate Row South Chester CH1 2LE

info@alongcameeve.com | 01244 310700

www.alongcameeve.com | @alongcameevebridal

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “

I would 100% recommend Serena Bridal. They were absolutely brilliant and made the experience perfect. Great stock of dresses in so many different styles to suit every bride.

Serena Bridal

1 Kingsview Court Hodgson Way, Wickford Essex, SS11 8YF

contact@serenabridal.co.uk | 01268 762775

www.serenabridal.co.uk | @serena_bridal

Our Customers Say..

This is an example of exactly how a bridal dress experience should be. A professional, patient and friendly service that makes one feel entirely at ease. The dresses are stunning and all aspects of buying a wedding dress are taken care of and nothing is too much trouble.

Heritage Close High Street

St Albans HERTS. AL3 4EB

www.inna-voronova.co.uk Contact Us

info@inna-voronova.co.uk | 07399 235 596

Lincolnshire

Our Customers Say..

I had such an amazing experience at Love and Lace! Jo and Sarah were so kind and helped me find the dress of my dreams. Cannot recommend Love and Lace enough, it was such a lovely experience.

Love and Lace Bridal 17 Northgate Sleaford NG34 7BH

info@loveandlacebridal.co.uk | 01529 414343

www.loveandlacebridal.co.uk | @loveandlacebridaluk Contact Us

“ ”
“ ”
Hertfordshire

Merseyside

Neath, Bridgend & Port Talbot

Nottinghamshire

Somerset

Our Customers Say..

A fabulous experience from start to finish. Jo’s very professional, caring and all-round lovely person. With extensive knowledge & range of dresses, she listened to everything I asked for & I felt comfortable throughout.

Contact Us

A Bridal Story

1st Floor, 10 Derby Street Prescot, Merseyside L34 3LG

joanne@abridalstory.co.uk | 0151 705 0244

www.abridalstory.co.uk | @abridalstorymerseyside

Our Customers Say..

Wedding Belles of Wales stock beautiful dresses by top designers such as Maggie Sottero & Ronald Joyce. Whether you are looking for traditional, contemporary or a beachy chic gown - they have your dream dress!

Wedding Belles of Wales

1 Heol Mostyn

Pyle, Bridgend CF33 6BJ

ellen-belles@hotmail.com | +44 (0)1656 744322

www.weddingbellesofwales.co.uk | @weddingbellesofpyle

Our Customers Say..

So welcoming, friendly and such a beautiful range of dresses. I came in with no idea what kind of dress I wanted! But left with the most amazing dress. Would highly recommend to any bride.

Iconic Bride

31 High Street, Edwinstowe Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9QR

info@iconicbride.co.uk | 01623 371 174

www.iconicbride.co.uk | @iconicbride

Our Customers Say..

Contact Us “

I had a fantastic experience finding not one, but two wedding dresses with the help of wonderful Cathy. Cathy was so welcoming and helpful, and I would 100% recommend that everyone should go to 14 & Sixpence.

14 & Sixpence

57 East Reach Taunton, Somerset TA1 3EZ

mail@14andsixpence.co.uk | 01823 276590

www.14andsixpence.co.uk | @14andsixpence

Contact Us “ ”
Contact Us “ ”

Suffolk

Swansea

West Sussex

Our Customers Say..

I visited both Brides of St Peters and Just a Day Bridalwear in Ipswich, both owned by Sharon and was absolutely thrilled with the lovely gowns. Thank you for the help and care you gave me to chose my perfect dress.

Contact Us

Brides of St Peters 33 St Peter’s St Ipswich IP1 1XF

www.bridesofstpeters.co.uk | 07393 443588

info@bridesofstpeters.co.uk | @bridesofstpetersipswich

Our Customers Say..

Stunning boutique, beautiful sister duo/dream team with a wealth of knowledge and gorgeous collection of gowns. The girls make even the most nervous bride feel so welcomed and at ease from the moment you step through their door.

Contact Us

2 High Street

Ewell

Surrey

KT17 1SJ

Enquiries@fromthismomentbridal.co.uk| 020 3876 8049

www.fromthismomentbridal.co.uk | @ftmbridal

Our Customers Say..

From the moment I walked into your shop I felt amazing, you honestly are the most lovely, caring and helpful women ever! I felt like a princess on my wedding day thanks to you. You’re simply amazing.

Contact Us

Chic and Elegant Bridal Wear 50 The Kingsway Swansea SA1 5HQ, UK

lindahurford13@gmail.com | 01792463561

www.chicandelegantbridal.com | @chicandelegantbridal

Our Customers Say..

Wow! So many beautiful dresses in a relaxed and friendly environment, nothing was too much trouble. The option to completely design your own dress is such an easy processthe end result was beautifully made, highly recommend!

Contact Us

Carolyn Anne’s Bridal 61 St Andrews Road Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1HW

Lea.stubbs@hotmail.com | 07594606262

www.carolynannesbridal.com | @carolyn_annes_bridal_1

“ ”
“ ”
Surrey
From this moment bridal studio.indd 1 11/01/2023
17:08
“ ”

Plan your Wedding

Find the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day...

| ABERDEENSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Norwood Hall Hotel

macdonaldhotels.co.uk/norwood-hall 01224 868951

WEDDING PLANNER

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hayley Fraser Photography weddingsbyhayleyandcraig.com 01358 761210

THE DRESS

Opalily Bridal opalilybridal.com 01888 711008

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup

fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site 07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Kate’s Bespoke Catering katesbespokecatering.com 07873 633360

ACCESSORIES

Pear Tree Hat Hire facebook.com/PearTreeSalonPearTreeHatHire 07754714800

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Blu Promotions blupromotions.co.uk 07902 958959

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

| ANGUS & DUNDEE

WEDDING VENUE

Glen Tanar Estate glentanar.co.uk 01339 886451

WEDDING PLANNER

Celebre Weddings & Events celebre-events.co.uk 07738 936043

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicola MacQueen nicolamacqueenphotography.co.uk 07814 453702

THE DRESS

Satin & Silk Bridal satin-and-silk-bridal-boutique.ueniweb.com 07939 112158

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk

07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup

fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

Sanpado

facebook.com/sanpadopetals 01356 622219

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Cake Addict

facebook.com/CakeAddict 07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Kate’s Bespoke Catering katesbespokecatering.com 07873 633360

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com/our-shops/edinburgh 0131 556 9121

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Danger Zone Wedding Band dangerzoneweddingband.co.uk 07708 072108

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Made at 94

wedding.madeat94.com 01382 339640

| BATH - N/E SOMERSET

WEDDING VENUE

Hamswell House www.hamswellhouse.co.uk 07710727773

WEDDING PLANNER

Melt Weddings meltweddings.com 07752 610810

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maple & Fleur mapleandfleur.com 07935 400789

THE DRESS

Jacqueline’s Bridal Boutique jacquelinesbridalboutique.co.uk 07919 343123

THE RING

Eco Wood Rings ecowoodrings.com 01225 970028

LOOKING GOOD

Paris Bridal Hair parisbridalhair.co.uk 07841 610 727

FLOWERS

Crescent Flower Shop crescentflowers.co.uk 01225 312999

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something for Everyone sfehire.co.uk 07988 730228

THE CAKE

Heidi’s Cakes heidiscakesbath.co.uk 07778 222600

STATIONERY

Hunter Gatherings hunter-gatherings.com 07791 960632

CATERING

Lisa's Chocolates lisaschocolate.com 07947368555

ACCESSORIES

Put A Spin On It Ltd www.putaspinonitltd.co.uk 07360 541360

THE CELEBRANT

Kay Hamilton www.facebook.com/kayhamiltoncelebrant 07807046250

THE MUSIC

SJT Roadshow sjtroadshow.co.uk 07762 144099

MARQUEE HIRE

Vintage Marquees www.vintagemarquees.co.uk 07921 810 396

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Beau Nash Bath www.beaunashbath.com 07535137808

| BEDFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Crescent Hall crescenthall.co.uk 01582 723386

WEDDING PLANNER

Shazelly's Events shazellysevents.co.uk 07710 445941

PHOTOGRAPHY

Big Little Dreams biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk 07986 451317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk . 07496 631318

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Kelly Marie Prescott fb.com/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist 07788 793484

FLOWERS

Harpur Centre Florist harpurcentreflorist.co.uk

01234 218761

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Westways Carriages westwayscarriagehorses.co.uk

07597 979754

THE CAKE

Amara Cake Boutique amaracakeboutique.co.uk 07803 316629

STATIONERY

Tiggity Boo tiggityboo.co.uk 07703 481980

CATERING

Montys’s Gin Bar montysginbar.co.uk 07714 089093

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Royston creamfashions.com

07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Wholehearted Ceremonies wholeheartedceremonies.co.uk

07944 494420

THE MUSIC

Suitable DJs suitabledjs.co.uk

07801 419907

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk

01788 511791

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk

07811 244811

182
............................................................................................................................... ..........
............................................................................................................................... .......... A B ............................................................................................................................... ..........

| BERKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Royal Berkshire exclusive.co.uk/royal-berkshire/weddings/ 01344 623322

WEDDING PLANNER

Effortless Memories effortlessmemories.com 07938 439082

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jon Bradley Photography jonbradley.co.uk

07956 505336

THE DRESS

Nicole Mae's Bridal nicolemaesbridal.co.uk

07745 907105

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk

07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Joyce Connor Make Up joyceconnormakeup.co.uk/weddings

07788 993 965

FLOWERS

Sonning Flowers sonningflowers.com/weddings 0118 9590301

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Christophers Vintage Wedding Car Hire christophers.co.uk

0118 976 0845

THE CAKE

The Maplewood Bakery themaplewoodbakery.co.uk

07876 224463

STATIONERY

Yours Aye Designs yours-aye.com

07855 300598

CATERING

Foster's Catering fosters-catering.co.uk

01256 356006

ACCESSORIES

Windsor & Eton Brides Shop windsorandetonbrides.com 01753 622400

| BRISTOL

WEDDING VENUE

Walton Castle waltoncastle.com

0800 014 6101

WEDDING PLANNER

Style Bohemia stylebohemia.co.uk

07973 793833

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maple & Fleur mapleandfleur.com 07935 400789

THE DRESS

Bride at Home brideathome.co.uk

0117 956 8068

THE RING

Titcombe Bespoke Jewellery johntitcombe.co.uk 0117 973 3178

LOOKING GOOD

Bristol Wedding Hair bristolweddinghair.co.uk 07779 297914

FLOWERS

Femme Petale femmepetale.com 07515 856339

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Certus Cars certuscars.co.uk 07796 306910

THE CAKE

Posh and Cake poshandcake.co.uk 07947 778028

STATIONERY

Topikki topikki.co.uk 07771 613375

CATERING

Ninjō Noodle Bar www.ninjo.co.uk 07756 554553

ACCESSORIES

Audio Guest Book audioguestbook.co.uk 07816 049767

| BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Missenden Abbey missendenabbey.co.uk 01494 866811

WEDDING PLANNER

Luna Rose Events and Weddings lunarosevents.com 07449 341170

PHOTOGRAPHY

Big Little Dreams biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk 07986 451 317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Kelly Marie Prescott fb/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist/ 07788 793 484

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999327049

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Mudds Bank muddsbankfarm.co.uk 07824 602961

THE CAKE

Euthymia Cakes evacockrellcakedesign.co.uk 07930 875908

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne Designs annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

ACCESSORIES

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 0118 957 5995

| CAMBRIDGESHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

St Audries Park audries-park.co.uk 01984 633 633

WEDDING PLANNER

Harness & Co harnessandco.co.uk 01480 472085

PHOTOGRAPHY

Liz Greenhalgh lizgreenhalgh.co.uk 07739 853 413

THE DRESS

Susan Nicholas Opulent Bride susannicholasbridal.co.uk 01354 680 077

THE RING

Matt Powell Fine Jewellery mattpowelljewellery.co.uk 07540 428 849

LOOKING GOOD

Katrina Kelly katrinakellyweddinghair.com 07786 501 016

FLOWERS

Gin House Flowers ginhouseflowers.co.uk 01223 656 670

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Townies Carriage Hire towniescarriagehire.co.uk 07957 503 426

THE CAKE

Keen for Cakes keenforcakes.co.uk 07861 790 915

STATIONERY

Sally Creates sallycreates.co.uk 07834 636 934

CATERING

Crown Catering Cambridge crowncateringcambridge.com 01638 507 702

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Silver Bee Ceremonies silverbeeceremonies.co.uk

07786 268446

THE ENTERTAINMENT

NightLights DJ & Event Services nightlights.co.uk

0118 945 4137

MARQUEE HIRE

Cascade Events Ltd cascadeevents.co.uk

01189 310 194

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Supreme Gift Dance Company supremegiftdancecompany.com 07719 055951

THE CELEBRANT

B Celebrated bcelebrated.co.uk 07341 432253

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Adrian Pritchard Close-up Magician facebook.com/Aidimagic 07795 338654

MARQUEE HIRE

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07814 448598

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Style Bohemia stylebohemia.co.uk 07973 793833

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies By Nicola West ceremoniesbynicolawest.co.uk

07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

Music, Music, Music musicmusicmusic.co.uk

07599 458 360

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk

01788 511 791

SPECIAL TOUCHES

MK Paw Patrol mkpawpatrol.co.uk

07737 633 837

THE CELEBRANT

Brenda Woods Celebrant ritualsandresolutions.godaddysites.com 07906 520 860

THE MUSIC

Suits U Disco suitsudisco.co.uk 07468 566 652

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Artsylaser artsylaser.co.uk 07825 334 591

............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... C
Find the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day...
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 183

Plan your Wedding

| CHESHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Cheshire Woodland Weddings cheshirewoodlandweddings.com 01606 88 22 23

WEDDING PLANNER

Sophie Wilson Events www.sophiewilsonevents.co.uk 07384 317641

PHOTOGRAPHY

Duncan Edward Photography www.duncanedwardphotography.co.uk 07717787788

THE DRESS

Helya Bridal instagram.com/helyabridal.official 07577 122444

THE RING

Henry D Johnstone Jewellers henryjohnstone.co.uk 01625 583565

LOOKING GOOD

Poppy Michelle poppymichelle.co.uk 07834 772 764

FLOWERS

Flowers by Bethany flowersbybethany.co.uk

0161 737 2322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Shabang Car Hire shabangweddingservices.co.uk

07949 565362

THE CAKE

Cheshire Wedding Cakes www.cheshireweddingcakes.co.uk

07950 606760

STATIONERY

IC Illustrations www.icillustrations.co.uk 07704 289076

CATERING

Foray Catering www.foraycatering.co.uk

07926 544448

ACCESSORIES

TRY Designs

etsy.com/uk/shop/TRYDesignsx Taliyaary88@hotmail.com

THE CELEBRANT

Louise C Smith Celebrant louisecsmith.co.uk

07841 839 646

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Chris G djchrisg.co.uk 07411 636675

MARQUEE HIRE

Event In A Tent www.event-in-a-tent.co.uk

01978 661449

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ink & Alder www.inkandalder.co.uk

07825 597776

| CORNWALL

WEDDING VENUE

The Cow Shed Weddings Barn thecowshedweddings.co.uk 01752 823167

WEDDING PLANNER

Hyland Weddings and Events hylandweddingsandevents.co.uk 01404 519660

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mike Lister Photography mikelisterphotography.co.uk 07815 141779

THE DRESS

Claire Tyrer clairetyrer.com 07806 475782

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Nails by Tina nailsbytina.co.uk 07736 069227

FLOWERS

Jane Lawrence Flowers janelawrenceflowers.com 07771 508079

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Cool 4 Campers cool4campers.co.uk

07914 015540

THE CAKE

BB's Gluten Free Bakery bbsbakery.com

01209 255225

STATIONERY

The St. Ives Co. thestivesco.co.uk 01736 791891

CATERING

The Good Food Catering thegoodfoodcateringco.co.uk 01840 211 118

ACCESSORIES

Handmade Pearl Jewellery UK handmadepearljewelleryuk.com 07909 923581

THE CELEBRANT

Cornish Celebrants cornishcelebrants.co.uk 07716 992 526

THE MUSIC

John Green Dynamic Entertainments johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk 0797 051 9161

MARQUEE HIRE

Cornish Tent Co.

thecornishtentcompany.com 01872 810830

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Cornish Store thecornishstore.co.uk 01326 315514

| COUNTY DURHAM

WEDDING VENUE

The Loft

facebook.com/sambucachester 01913 039659

WEDDING PLANNER

P&A Events NorthEast paeventsne.com 07444 982185

PHOTOGRAPHY

Dash Photography dashphotography.co.uk 07484 212018

THE DRESS

English Rose Bridal Boutique englishrosebridalboutique.com 07868 364350

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Amari Salon bridalhairbygemma.co.uk 07415 639827

FLOWERS

Shirley's Floral Arts facebook.com/people/Shirleys-floral-art 01913 884504

ARRIVE IN STYLE

North East Carriage Co Ltd northeastcarriagecompany.co.uk 01207 231391

THE CAKE

Terrace Cupcakes facebook.com/terracecupcakes 07507 789222

STATIONERY

The Ink & Foil Studio facebook.com/theinkandfoilstudio 07806 718940

CATERING

The Moveable Feast UK facebook.com/TheMoveableFeastUK 07593 232515

ACCESSORIES

Laconic laconicjwls.co.uk 07855 283976

THE CELEBRANT

North East Celebrant northeastcelebrant.com 07949 078640

ENTERTAINMENT

Magician - Paul Dewhurst magician-newcastle.co.uk 07816 891952

MARQUEE HIRE

Elegant Marquees & Seating elegantmarqueesandseating.co.uk 07907 055867

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Perfect Selfie Company perfectselfie.co.uk

| DERBYSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Mapperley Farm Events mapperleyfarm.co.uk 07807 812 938

WEDDING PLANNER & STYLIST

The Secret Bridesmaid thesecretbridesmaid.com 07847 643 571

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mcara Photography mcaraphotography.co.uk 01332 650 800

THE DRESS

Pearl and Eve Bridal pearlandevebridal.co.uk 07714 408356

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Hayley Marie Artistry hayleymarieartistry.co.uk 07864 515 843

FLOWERS

Sarah's Floral Studio sarahsfloralstudio.co.uk 07986 826 270

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Exclusive Wedding Car exclusiveweddingcar.co.uk 07721 404 943

THE CAKE

Cakes by Nancy cakesbynancy.co.uk 07858 611 236

STATIONERY

The Smallprint Company smallprintcompany.com 07948 266 652

CATERING

Rhubarbar rhubarbar.com 0115 648 0939

SPECIAL TOUCHES

First Dance Steps firstdancesteps.co.uk 07922 691 494

THE CELEBRANT

Tracey Eastwood Celebrant traceyeastwood.co.uk 07792 161 863

THE MUSIC

Smooth Duo Dinner Music smoothduo.co.uk 07789 023 943

MARQUEE HIRE

Green Farm Marquees

www.greenfarmmarquees.com 07713 770357

ACCESSORIES & VENUE STYLIST

ANYOCCASION2PARTYLTD

anyoccasion2party.co.uk 07891 458 931

184
D ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........

| DORSET

WEDDING VENUES

Shillingstone House shillingstonehouse.co.uk

01258 860 259

WEDDING PLANNER

Wildwood Weddings wildwoodweddingsandevents.co.uk

07713 875627

PHOTOGRAPHY

Solid Imagery solidimagery.co.uk

07801 809706

THE DRESS

Dandelions & Pearls dandelionsandpearls.com

01803 000000

THE RING

Sea & Solder seaandsolder.com

07927 762607

LOOKING GOOD

Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Makeup @bournemouthbridalhairandmak

07958 504533

FLOWERS

Roots Creative Floristry rootscreativefloristry.co.uk

07763 854586

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Waterside Wedding Cars watersideweddingcars.co.uk

01747 860144

THE CAKE

Mon Bel Amour Cake Craft monbelamourcakecraft.co.uk

07890 584142

STATIONERY

The Dairy Studio thedairystudiodesign.co.uk

07854 430197

CATERING

Vegan Magda veganmagda.com

07949 553620

ACCESSORIES

Pyrotastic pyrotastic.co.uk

07947 174712

THE CELEBRANT

Zoe Wray Celebrant zoecelebrant.co.uk

07753 197243

THE ENTERTAINMENT

James Maidment Magician dorset-magician.co.uk

01202 722149

MARQUEE HIRE

Jurassic Tents & events jurassictents.com

07506 974661

LUXURY TOUCHES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07740 986 231

| EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Stars Under Canvass starsundercanvas.co.uk

| EAST SUSSEX

WEDDING VENUE

EDINBURGH

WEDDING VENUE

Norwood Hall Hotel

07432 886919

WEDDING PLANNER

All Saints The Old Chapel allsaintschapeleastbourne.org 07885 548227

CELEBRANT

macdonaldhotels.co.uk/norwood-hall 01224 868951

WEDDING PLANNER

Bethany Rose Weddings www.bethanyroseweddings.com 077959 68380

PHOTOGRAPHY

Civil Celebrant Sussex civilcelebrantsussex.com 07342 202274

PHOTOGRAPHY

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

Carmen Falkenburg www.carmenfalkenburgphotography.com 07939 511135

THE DRESS

Take A Vow Bridal Studio www.takea-vow.co.uk

Nick Ford Photography nickfordphotography.co.uk 07834 912247

THE DRESS

L&L Photography landlphotographyedinburgh.co.uk 07940 077302

THE DRESS

01507 214161

THE RING

Valentia Bridal Boutique valentiabridalboutique.com 0333 800 3494

THE RING

Opalily Bridal opalilybridal.com 01888 711008

THE RING

Dawson of Stamford www.dawsonofstamford.com 01780 754166

LOOKING GOOD

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

Lois Morrow Hair & Make Up www.instagram.com/loismorrowhairandmua 07951 629785

FLOWERS

Bud Floral Design budfloraldesigns.co.uk

07903 510 231

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Superior Motor Cars superiormotorcars.co.uk

01759 368544

THE CAKE

Vikki Lawson Make Up Artist vikkilawson.co.uk 077930 37589

FLOWERS

Ginger Lily Florists gingerlilyflorists.co.uk 01273 504904

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Maple leaf Carriage Company mapleleafcarriages.com 01323 847482

THE CAKE

RR Makeup fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE

Florian Poirot harrybatten.co.uk 01444 229 884

STATIONERY

Harry Batten Cakes harrybatten.co.uk 01444 229 884

STATIONERY

Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site 07904 470721

STATIONERY

Purely Bespoke Design lavenderavenue.co.uk 07969 803370

CATERING

Lavender Avenue lavenderavenue.co.uk 07969 803370

CATERING

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

The Vintage Box www.martinthevintagebox.com 07881 095154

ACCESSORIES

Partyigloos www.partyigloos.com

07940 233282

THE CELEBRANT

Jan Stainforth Civil Celebrant www.eastyorkshirecelebrant.co.uk

07716 839492

THE MUSIC

The Superlicks partycoversband.co.uk

07759 651873

MARQUEE HIRE

Yorkshire Yurts

www.yorkshireyurts.co.uk

01423 740 781

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Throw A Dog A Bone

www.throwadogabone.co.uk

07737 210044

Game And Flames gameandflames.com 07428179125

ACCESSORIES

Love Vintage Furniture lovevintagefurniture.co.uk 01273 689891

THE CELEBRANT

Civil Celebrant Sussex civilcelebrantsussex.com 07342 202274

THE MUSIC

All Things Strings allthingsstrings.co.uk 07535 924100

MARQUEE HIRE

Love Vintage Furniture lovevintagefurniture.co.uk 01273 689891

GIFTS & FAVOUR S

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01403 214740

Food Creations foodcreations.co.uk 01506 412232

ACCESSORIES

Pear Tree Hat Hire facebook.com/PearTreeSalonPearTreeHatHire 07754714800

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Blu Promotions blupromotions.co.uk 07902 958959

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... E
Find the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day...
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 185

WEDDING VENUE

Hylands Estate Weddings hylandsestateweddings.co.uk 01245 605500

WEDDING PLANNER

Monet Events monetevents.co.uk 01277 295570

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tom Halliday tomhalliday.com 0792 1995964

THE DRESS

Erin Kelly Bridal erinkellybridal.co.uk 01206 645005

THE RING

Heart of Gold Jewellers heartofgoldjeweller.co.uk 01277 219 133

LOOKING GOOD

Brides by Demi bridesbydemi.com 07912 566323

FLOWERS

| GLASGOW

WEDDING VENUE

Eden Leisure Village

www.edenleisurevillage.co.uk 01236 735464

WEDDING PLANNER

Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

L&L Photography landlphotographyedinburgh.co.uk 07940 077302

THE DRESS

Opalily Bridal opalilybridal.com 01888 711008

THE RING

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

LOOKING GOOD

RR Makeup

fb.com/rachelrobertsonmakeup 07526 726267

FLOWERS

| GLOUCESTERSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Llanthony Secunda Priory llanthonysecunda.org 01452 563499

WEDDING PLANNER

Eucalyptus Events eucalyptusevents.co.uk 07843 480539

PHOTOGRAPHY

Martin Dabek Photography martindabek.com 07906 383159

THE DRESS

Wedding Days of Cheltenham facebook.com/weddingdays/ 01242 224965

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416154

LOOKING GOOD

Sasha Brown Makeup sashabrownmakeupartist.com 07961 537412

FLOWERS

| GREATER MANCHESTER

WEDDING VENUE

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa lastdropvillage.co.uk 01204 873500

WEDDING PLANNER

Tracy Levin Events tracylavinevents.co.uk 01625 538999

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kellianne Photographer kelliannephotographer.co.uk 07944 855270

THE DRESS

Erica Stacey Bridalwear ericastacey.co.uk 07816 092194

THE RING

Thomas Wood Jewellers thomaswoodjewellers.co.uk 0161 764 6770

LOOKING GOOD

Lisa Larner Stylist

facebook.com/hairbylisalarner 07867 381421

FLOWERS

Elishas Floral Design elishasfloraldesign.co.uk 0798 9474958

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Thomas Cribb Carriage horse-drawncarriages.co.uk 02074 761 855

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com 01473 828 192

STATIONERY

33 Pixels

33pixels-wedding-stationery.com 07956 086 607

CATERING

Prestige Bars & Catering prestigebars.co.uk 0147 371 9787

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Roysten creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Amanda's Beautiful Ceremonies amandasceremonies.com 07311 431754

THE MUSIC

Rewind Ents instagram.com/rewind_ents/?hl=en 07817 276758

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Tiny Soap Lab tinysoaplab.uk 07895 321214

Sakura sakuraflorist.co.uk 07792 720100

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

THE CAKE Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site 07904 470721

STATIONERY

From Forty Five instagram.com/fromfortyfive/ 07850 518051

CATERING

Pure Bartending purebartending.co.uk 07388 117686

ACCESSORIES

Stephanie Gallen Millinery stephaniegallenmillinery.co.uk 07813 852441

THE CELEBRANT

Alexis McKenzie alexismckenziecelebrant.co.uk 07734 817835

THE MUSIC Wedding DJ Scotland wedding-dj-scotland.co.uk 07928 544668

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

The Glam Bijoux theglambijoux.co.uk 07592499552

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something Blue Gloucester somethingbluegloucester.co.uk 01452 649055

THE CAKE

The Cotswold Cake Kitchen cotswoldcakekitchen.co.uk 07885 644233

STATIONERY

Bella Paper Studio etsy.com/shop/bellapaperstudio 07883030136

CATERING

Fluffy Puffin www.fluffypuffin.com 07791 756559

ACCESSORIES

Shibumi shibumistyle.com 01453832098

THE CELEBRANT

The Cotswold Celebrant thecotswoldcelebrant.co.uk 07849 391403

THE MUSIC

Southwest Discos Direct southwestdiscosdirect.com 07399 507168

MARQUEE HIRE

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07969 674387

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Rustic Rentals rusticrentals.co.uk 07757 958033

Flowers by Bethany facebook.com/Flowersbybethanyltd 0161 7372322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Mr & Mrs Wedding Cars crilly38.wixsite.com/mrandmrsweddingcars 07941 338981

THE CAKE

Luxury Cakes 4U www.luxurycakes4u.co.uk 07526206578

STATIONERY

Elysian Wonder elysianwonder.co.uk 07867 416355

CATERING

Sweet & Savoury MCR sweetandsavourymcr.com 07392953939

ACCESSORIES

Inkspiration Artist inkspirationartist.com 07894 075222

THE CELEBRANT

Fab Ceremonies fabceremonies.com 07545 759188

THE ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Nash djnash.business.site 07494 739920

MARQUEE HIRE

Once Upon A Bubble Cheshire onceuponabubblecheshire.co.uk 07874 319329

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Detail Event Styling

https://www.instagram.com/detail_styling_design/ 07876 527195

186 ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........
Plan your Wedding G | ESSEX

Find the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day...

| HAMPSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Minstead Lodge

minsteadtrust.org.uk/minstead-lodge 02380 812297

WEDDING PLANNER

Dawn Bennett

dawnbennettweddingplanner.com 07918 165 104

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Hamilton ashleyhamiltonphotography.co.uk 07481 686262

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07766806759

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Karen Clarke Wedding Hair & Makeup weddinghairhampshire.com 07703 033 697

FLOWERS

Pomp and Petals pompandpetals.co.uk

01794 341 110

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Brunswick Carriage Horses brunswickcarriagehorses.co.uk

02380 739 111

THE CAKE

Suzy Blake Cake Atelier suzyblakecakeatelier.co.uk 01329 562 002

STATIONERY

Created by Magic createdbymagic.com

07778512488

CATERING

On The Hoof Bar & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk

07971 833 035

THE CELEBRANT

Coast Ceremonies coastceremonies.squarespace.com

07775 513825

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Becky White Music beckywhitemusic.com 07889 457540

MARQUEE HIRE

One Six Events onesixevents.co.uk

01428 735235

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Pawfect Adventures pawfectadventures.co.uk 07392 852024

| HEREFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Oasis Lodges oasislodges.co.uk 07946 595835

WEDDING PLANNER

The Party Perfectionist partyperfectionist.co.uk 07494 880583

PHOTOGRAPHY

Zara Davis zaradavisphotography.com 07713 338 056

THE DRESS

Hill Bridal hillbridal.com 07936 270622

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416154

LOOKING GOOD

Auburn Hair

facebook.com/Auburn-Hair-by-Amy/ 07921 936 965

FLOWERS

Camomile & Cornflowers Ltd www.camomilecornflowers.co.uk 01886 812184

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something Blue Gloucester somethingbluegloucester.co.uk 01452 649055

THE CAKE Home Farm Kitchen homefarmkitchen.com 07960 071626

STATIONERY

Bella Paper Studio etsy.com/shop/bellapaperstudio 07883 030136

CATERING

Trucked Up truckedup.co.uk 07482 694644

SPECIAL TOUCH

Gemma Charlotte Events

gemmacharlotteevents.co.uk 07903 381064

THE CELEBRANT

Unique Celebrancy by Sandy uniquecelebrancybysandy.co.uk 07961 586964

THE MUSIC

Illuminight Mobile Disco illuminightmobiledisco.co.uk 07852606823

MARQUEE HIRE

Titan Tents titantents.co.uk 02076 614 050

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Gemma Charlotte Events gemmacharlotteevents.co.uk 07903 381064

| HERTFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Fanhams Hall exclusive.co.uk/fanhams-hall/weddings 01920 460511

WEDDING PLANNER

Knots & Nuptials knots&nuptials.co.uk 07908 195000

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessy Papasavva Photography jessypapasavvaphotography.com 07985 482325

THE DRESS

Inna Voronova inna-voronova.co.uk 07399 235596

THE RING

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke heulwenlewisbespoke.com 07843 559 856

LOOKING GOOD

Makeup by Sarah instagram.com/makeup_bysaraho/ 07516 730157

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999327049

ARRIVE IN STYLE

MC Wedding Cars mcweddingcars.co.uk 07470 617 213

THE CAKE

Bake A Lous bakealous.com 07944 607395

STATIONERY

Handmade by Me handmadebyme.co.uk 07769 490452

CATERING

The Cocktail House the-cocktailhouse.com 07825 512 777

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

The Civil Celebrant thecivilcelebrant.com 07715 666 506

THE MUSIC

Becky White beckywhitemusic.com 07889 457540

MARQUEE HIRE

Alternative Stretch Tents alternative-stretch-tents.co.uk 07814 156 393

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811

K

| KENT

WEDDING VENUE

Chapel House Estate chapelhouseestate.co.uk 01843 881290

WEDDING PLANNER

Nicola Rose Weddings

www.nicolaroseweddingsandevents.co.uk 07717580888

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography By Petrina photography-by-petrina.co.uk 07795 805462

THE DRESS

Country Brides of Faversham countrybrides.co.uk 01795 539222

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Jamie Lee Make Up Artist

www.instagram.com/jamieleeobrienmua 07731392237

FLOWERS

Blooming Green bloominggreenflowers.co.uk 01622 298676

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Polar Helicopters Ltd polarhelicopters.co.uk 01843823067

THE CAKE

Pretty Petal Cake Co prettypetalcake.co.uk 07734 455787

STATIONERY

Millbank & Kent millbankandkent.co.uk 07734 300442

CATERING

Coco Basil Catering coco-basil-catering.co.uk 07816 605101

MARQUEE HIRE

Five Star fivestarmarqueehire.co.uk 07921 778 411

THE CELEBRANT

Sarah Sweeney Celebrant

www.sarahsweeneycelebrant.co.uk 07985 659434

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Glam Bam robparish.com 07868231818

ACCESSORIES

Felicity Hat Hire

www.felicityhathirewestwickham.uk 0208 776 2192

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Kings Pet Services

kingspetservices.co.uk 01227 656727

H ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 187

Plan your Wedding

| LANCASHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

West Tower

westtower.com 01695 423328

WEDDING PLANNER

ALT Events Co. alteventscompany.com 07518 496004

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bamber Photography & Film bamberphotographyfilm.co.uk

07887 801034

THE DRESS

Confetti Rain Bridal confettirainbridal.co.uk

01253 357 083

THE RING

Oscar and Olivia Jewellery oscarandolivia.co.uk

0161 952 4230

LOOKING GOOD

Nicola Bird Make Up Artist nicolabirdmua.com 07951 434701

FLOWERS

Drinkhouse Flowers facebook.com/DrinkhouseFlowers 07934 253445

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Forest of Bowland Wedding Car Hire forestofbowlandweddingcarhire.com 07403173236

THE CAKE

CAKE by Hannah Jones cakebyhannahjones.co.uk

01257 781782

STATIONERY

Kara's Designs karasdesigns.com

07729455725

ACCESSORIES

Pretty Unique Prints prettyuniqueprints.com 07538 881870

CATERING

Fratellis Catering & Events LTD google.co.uk/fratelliscatering 07943 191421

THE CELEBRANT

Vikki Harris Celebrant vikkiharris.com

07867 662531

MUSIC

M8 Entertainments m8entertainments.com

01772 631160

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis and Marquees Ltd bigdayevent.co.uk

(+44) 1513538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Detail Event Styling

https://www.instagram.com/detail_styling_design/ 07876 527195

| LEICESTERSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Buckminster Barn & Lakeside buckminsterbarnandlakeside.co.uk 0115 937 5300

WEDDING PLANNER

The Bespoke Planner thebespokeplanner.co.uk 07964587827

PHOTOGRAPHY

Lazy Bones Films LTD thomasbonephoto.com 07875 378674

THE DRESS

Pink Confetti pinkconfetti.co.uk 07516374919

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Manisha Champaneri Makeup Artist manishamakeupartist.co.uk 07773 395854

FLOWERS

Fig and Flower figandflowerdesign.com 07944 129292

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Champaneri Cars Limited champanericars.com 0116 2544177

THE CAKE

The Cake Palette thecakepalette.co.uk 07514 239175

STATIONERY

Millie-Stone milli-stone.co.uk 07891088980

CATERING

Chilli Guys chilliguys.co.uk 07999 568882

ACCESSORIES

Scotney's of London Road scotneysoflondonroad.com 0116 2551222

THE CELEBRANT

Stuart Primarolo stuartprimarolo.co.uk 07833765043

MUSIC

DJ Scott Grainger djscottgrainger.com 07851 134566

MARQUEE HIRE

Bybrook Furniture and Events bybrookhire.co.uk 01162530888

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Stylish Weddings stylish-weddings.co.uk 01163194049

| LONDON - CENTRAL

WEDDING VENUE

Grays Inn Venue graysinnvenue.co.uk/events/weddings 020 7458 7960

WEDDING PLANNER

La Fê te la-fete.com

020 7427 6088

PHOTOGRAPHY

Unveil Wedding UK unveilweddings.co.uk

07913 296425

THE DRESS

Wedding Dress Alterations by Elsa elsa-weddingdressalteration.co.uk 07762 137466

THE RING

Kata Jewellery katajewellery.com

020 7253 2825

LOOKING GOOD

Blink by DGC blinkbydgc.com

02039 510740

FLOWERS

Ambrosia Flowers ambrosia-flowers.co.uk 07999 327049

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Divine Chauffeurs Ltd divinechauffeursltd.co.uk

02039 650900

THE CAKE

The Indulgent Sugar Plum www.theindulgentsugarplum.com 07496 141985

STATIONERY

Elle Bee Design ellebeedesign.co.uk 01905 28997

CATERING

Frew & Co Rolled Ice Cream frewandco.com 0333 335 5428

ACCESSORIES

The Pixipod Group LTD @pixipod 07388 557136

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola Kelleher Celebrant nicolakellehercelebrant.co.uk 07725 516976

THE MUSIC

Brasshouse Entertainment brasshouseentertainment.com

07915 934658

MARQUEE HIRE

London Gazebo Hire londongazebohire.co.uk

020 3488 5015

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Little Wedding Crèche littleweddingcreche.co.uk 07525 773659

| LONDON - EAST

WEDDING VENUE

Trafalgar Tavern trafalgartavern.co.uk

02038 879886

WEDDING PLANNER

Three Little Birds Events three-littlebirds.co.uk 07885575453

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Snapper the-snapper.com 07780 994204

THE DRESS

Arowanaa arowanaa.co.uk 07749 136304

THE RING

SWJ Design Ltd sw-jewellery.com 020 7490 0665

LOOKING GOOD

Carla Araujo London carlaaraujo.co.uk 07985 294419

FLOWERS

FlowersbyJ.London flowersbyj.london 07967 533 726

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lucky Dream luckydream.co.uk 07568 449952

THE CAKE

Make Our Cake makeourcake.co.uk 07747 600599

STATIONERY

Elle Bee Design ellebeedesign.co.uk 01905 28997

CATERING

ABChef Catering abchef.co.uk 0746 341 5511

ACCESSORIES

Reiya Events Ltd

https://www.instagram.com/reiyaevents/ 07757 677774

THE CELEBRANT

Maisie the Celebrant maisiethecelebrant.com 07910 302716

THE MUSIC

She Music Global shemusicglobal.com 07949 574 956

MARQUEE HIRE

London Exquisite londonexquisite.com

07943 112405

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Nailastic

https://www.facebook.com/Nailastic.London 07799 681441

188 ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........
L

| LONDON - NORTH

WEDDING VENUE

The Amadeus theamadeus.co.uk 020 7286 1686

WEDDING PLANNER

My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

PHOTOGRAPHY

Felipe Diehl Photography felipediehl.com 07465 819480

THE DRESS

Betty Gets Hitched bettygetshitched.com 07742 248243

THE RING

Alliance Jewels https://www.instagram.com/alliancejewels/ 07575 792916

LOOKING GOOD

Rosie Cerosio Makeup www.rosiecerosio.com/bridal 07816529514

FLOWERS

Flowers By Miri flowersbymiri.co.uk 07946 489124

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Elaine Bernstein elainebernstein.com 07771 814681

THE CAKE

Lil Moon Bakery www.lilmoonbakery.co.uk 07521 525 243

STATIONERY

Art East Creations arteastcreations.co.uk 020 84271242

CATERING

Cohen’s Caterers facebook.com/cohenscaterers 07853 721787

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 020 7629 7711

THE CELEBRANT

Jacqueline Byron Celebrant jacquelinebyroncelebrant.co.uk 07971 606969

THE MUSIC

SpinSisters LTD spin-sisters.co.uk 02079 711236

MARQUEE HIRE

Love Tipis lovetipis.co.uk 01273 689891

SPECIAL TOUCHES

An Nails

https://www.instagram.com/annails_

annails 02084 442044

| LONDON - SOUTH

WEDDING VENUE

The Hurlingham Club hurlinghamclub.org.uk

0207 6107526

WEDDING PLANNER

Events by MKS eventsbymks.com

07939 207054

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jay Rowden Photography jayrowden.com 07712 442191

THE DRESS

A Neat Touch aneattouchstudio.co.uk

0208 9442001

THE RING

Kata Jewellery katajewellery.com

020 7253 2825

LOOKING GOOD

You and Me, Hair and Beauty Salon youmehairandbeautysalon.com

0208 6818503

FLOWERS

Rosaria Flowers rosariaflowers.co.uk

07877 853262

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lucky Dream luckydream.co.uk

07568 449952

THE CAKE Quash Cakes quashcakes.com

07856 778739

STATIONERY

Gee Brothers Ltd geebrothers.co.uk 0207 228 4081

CATERING

Chilli Bees Catering chillibeescatering.co.uk

02089 463311

ACCESSORIES

The Pixipod Group LTD @pixipod 07388 557136

THE CELEBRANT

Jennifer Fraser Celebrant jenniferfrasercelebrant.co.uk 07552 757910

THE MUSIC

Andrew Jay Singer andrewjay-singer.co.uk 01883 338 330

MARQUEE HIRE

Titan Tents www.titantents.co.uk 02076 614 050

SPECIAL TOUCHES

ALS Decor LTD alsdecorltd.co.uk 02030 624000

LONDON - WEST

WEDDING VENUE

100 Barrington www.100barringtonroad.com 020 4542 3434

WEDDING PLANNER

Enchanting Weddings & Events enchantingweds.com 07481 951512

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Knot Media theknotmedia.com 07702 064647

THE DRESS

Mia La Vida mialavida.com 02089 692483

THE RING

Lumo Blue lumoblue.co.uk 07951360789

LOOKING GOOD

Nez Hasan Salon nezhasan.com 0207 460 0650

FLOWERS

Freckled Petal www.freckledpetal.co.uk 07730 023685

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Valentine Cars

https://www.facebook.com/valentinecars/ 020 8903 9735

THE CAKE

Pippa Martinson Cakes www.pippamartinsoncakes.com 07886 230441

STATIONERY

MarryMe by Amoretti marrymebyamoretti.co.uk 07932726583

CATERING

Passion Events UK passioneventsuk.com 02080 895226

ACCESSORIES

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 020 7629 7711

THE CELEBRANT

Nick Moorhead nmcelebrant.com 07731 504433

THE MUSIC

Bespoke DJs London instagram.com/bespoke_djs_/?hl=en 07956 858511

MARQUEE HIRE

Titan Tents www.titantents.co.uk 02076 614 050

SPECIAL TOUCHES

AV Smart Party Planners avsmartparty.com 07869 168826

M | MERSEYSIDE

WEDDING VENUE

Hulme Hall hulmehall.com 01516 448797

WEDDING PLANNER

Weddings by Angela weddingsbyangela.co.uk 07496491032

PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Blair Photography chrisblairphotography.co.uk 07858 613948

THE DRESS

Fairytale Endings fairytaleendings.co.uk 07434161637

THE RING

Oscar and Olivia Jewellery oscarandolivia.co.uk 01619524230

LOOKING GOOD

Max Makeup Artistry instagram.com/max_makeup_artistry 07843155135

FLOWERS

Rusty Rose rustyrose.co.uk 07714 087736

ARRIVE IN STYLE

I Do Campers idocampers.co.uk 07962 061201

THE CAKE

Cake on the Lake cakeonthelake.com 07473 555717

STATIONERY

Elizabeth-Rose Designs elizabethrosedesigns.co.uk 07908 665880

CATERING

Peninsula Catering Ltd peninsulacatering.co.uk 0151 662 0191

ACCESSORIES

Northwest Entertainments ltd nwentertainments.com 01244 566 250

THE CELEBRANT

Fab Ceremonies fabceremonies.com 07545 759188

THE MUSIC Bandtube bandtube.co.uk 07710 544522

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event and Tipis bigdayevent.co.uk 01513538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

My Weddings Rock myweddingsrock.co.uk 07715 656 957

|
............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........
the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day... WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 189
Find

| NORFOLK

WEDDING VENUE

Kimberley Hall

kimberleyhall.co.uk

01603 759 447

WEDDING PLANNER

Beau’s & Belle’s beausandbelleseventplanners.co.uk

07593 437 520

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ben Chapman Photos benchapmanphotos.com 07852 279219

THE DRESS

Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk

07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Ashley Kay Beauty ashleykaybeauty.com 07917 475 466

FLOWERS

Harebell & Holly harebellandholly.co.uk

07742 578 340

ARRIVE IN STYLE

J’s Wedding Cars jweddingcars.co.uk

07866 103 494

THE CAKE

Pure Heaven Cakes pureheavencakes.co.uk

07931 538 722

STATIONERY

Little Pea Designs littlepeadesignsuk.com 01508 549 998

CATERING

SBR Inspired Catering sbrinspiredcatering.co.uk

07516 445 803

ACCESSORIES

Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

THE CELEBRANT

The Celebrant Company celebrantcompany.co.uk 07888 652814

THE MUSIC

Kavolini String Quartet kavolini.com 07717 173 090

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS

John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

Plan your Wedding

| NORTHUMBERLAND

WEDDING VENUE

Vallum Farm Marquee & Tipi vallummarquee.co.uk 07770 756 570

WEDDING PLANNER

The Wedding Taylor theweddingtaylor.com 07544 393 470

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ben Thomas Photography benthomasphotography.co.uk benthomasphotography.co.uk 07788 243131

THE DRESS

Wedding Belles Bridal facebook.com/weddingbellesbridal 01289 302764

THE RING

Opulence Jewellery and Antiques facebook.com/KatOpulence 07969 496540

LOOKING GOOD

Bellister Beauty bellisterbeauty.com 07730 691555

FLOWERS

The Accidental Florist facebook.com/lauratheaccidentalflorist 07361 248350

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lakeside Travel Services lakesidetravelservices.co.uk

01539 239 112

THE CAKE

Confetti Cake Co @confetticakecompany 01670 828582

STATIONERY

Pilgrim Designs facebook.com/PilgrimDesignsMillom 01229 770905

CATERING

The Little Fishy thelittlefishy.com thelittlefishy.com 07703 577943

ACCESSORIES

Hats and Glad Rags facebook.com/hatsandgladrags 01434 609946

THE CELEBRANT

North East Celebrant northeastcelebrant.com 07949 078640

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Magician - Paul Dewhurst magician-newcastle.co.uk 07816 891952

MARQUEE HIRE

Vallum Farm Marquee & Tipi vallummarquee.co.uk 07770 756 570

SPECIAL TOUCHES

The Sea Glass Company theseaglasscompany.co.uk 07783 656146

| NORTH YORKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Yorkshire Wedding Barn yorkshireweddingbarn.co.uk yorkshireweddingbarn.co.uk 01748 822 771

WEDDING PLANNER

White Wedding & Events whiteweddingcompany.com 0774 354 2304

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tim Stewart Photography timstewart.co.uk 01325 378 999

THE DRESS

Carlton Couture instagram.com/carltoncouturebridal 0176 560 6979

THE RING

Robert Feather Jewellery robertfeatherjewellery.co.uk 0175 728 8307

LOOKING GOOD

Lois Morrow Hair and Makeup Artist @ loismorrowhairandmua 07951 629785

FLOWERS

Bud Floral Designs budfloraldesigns.co.uk 07903 510231

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Beau and Belle Wedding Cars www.beauandbelleweddingcars.com 07950 949361

THE CAKE

Hadas Cakes @hadascakes_uk 07597 081 975

STATIONERY

The Harrogate Paperie Co. theharrogatepaperie.co.uk 07834 170 285

CATERING

The Vintage Box thevintagebox.co.uk 07881 095154

ACCESSORIES

Pretty Unique Prints www.etsy.com/shop/prettyuniqueprints 07538 881870

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies with Rachel ceremonieswithrachael.com 07877954485

THE ENTERTAINMENT

The Superlicks partycoversband.co.uk 07759 651873

MARQUEE HIRE

Yorkshire Yurts www.yorkshireyurts.co.uk 01423 740 781

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Throw A Dog A Bone throwadogabone.co.uk 07737 210044

| NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

THE VENUE

Norwood Park norwoodpark.co.uk

01636 302 099

WEDDING PLANNER

Touch of Charm touchofcharmweddings.co.uk

07921 197 546

PHOTOGRAPHY

MAC Photography mac-photography.co.uk

07595 301 307

THE DRESS

Javellie Brides

facebook.com/Javelliebrides 07851 305 514

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk

07973 960 959

LOOKING GOOD

Lifeofabeautygirl By Sam Cahill lifeofabeautygirl.com 07792 377457

FLOWERS

Sanita's Flowers sanitasflowers.co.uk

01159 620 940

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Cathedral Campers cathedralcampers.co.uk

07412 701 217

THE CAKE

Celebrity Cakes celebritycakes.co.uk

07848 946 456

STATIONERY

Jodie B Bespoke Wedding Stationery jodiebweddingstationery.co.uk

07794 912 232

CATERING

Rhubarbar rhubarbar.com

01156 480 939

ACCESSORIES

The Hat Lady UK

thehatladyuk.co.uk

07865 022 774

THE CELEBRANT

Gaynor Doherty Humanist Ceremonies humanist.org.uk/gaynordoherty 07885 448 644

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Smooth Duo Dinner Music smoothduo.co.uk

07789 023 943

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis and Marquees bigdayevent.co.uk

01513 538 735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ryan Roworth Magician & Mind Reader ryanroworth.co.uk

07305 040 463

190
............................................................................................................................... ..........
N
............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........

Find the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day...

| OXFORDSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Oxford Town Hall oxfordtownhall.co.uk

01865 252 826

WEDDING PLANNER

Katie Lou Weddings katielouweddings.com 07582 535 306

PHOTOGRAPHY

Vicky Lewis Photography vickyphotography.co.uk 07748 520838

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Rosalyn’s Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203 868

LOOKING GOOD

Twists Bridal Hair and Makeup twists-hair.co.uk

07757219927

FLOWERS

Wild Rose wildroseflorist.co.uk 07498 063 809

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Iron Horse Motor Lines ironhorsemotorlines.com

07969187234

THE CAKE

The Mouse & The Cake themouseandthecake.com

07815 840795

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

The Cocktail House the-cocktailhouse.com 01923 971955

ACCESSORIES

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk

07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

Crossfade crossfade.co.uk

07875 385 996

MARQUEE HIRE

Husk Marquees huskmarquees.co.uk

07979 188 736

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Occasion Doves occasiondoves.com

07890 993 808

| SHROPSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Wrekin Forest weddings and events wrekinforestevents.co.uk 07888851813

WEDDING PLANNER

Abigail Lucy abigail-lucy.com 07495062553

PHOTOGRAPHY

Darren Musgrove darrenmusgrove.com 07885498777

THE DRESS

Cici's Happy Ever After cicishappyeverafter.com 01630656640

THE RING

| SOMERSET

WEDDING VENUE

St Audries Park countryhouseweddings.co.uk 01787 477 778

WEDDING PLANNER

Weddings by Lauren Alway weddingsbylaurenalway.co.uk 07966 059088

PHOTOGRAPHY

Gavin Horrell Photography gavinhorrellphotography.com 07474881114

THE DRESS

The Bridal Store thebridalstore.uk 07565 726170

THE RING

| SOUTH YORKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Manor House Lindley manorhouselindley.co.uk 01484 504000

WEDDING PLANNER

RSVP Weddings & Events Ltd rsvpweddingsandevents.com 07501 868691

PHOTOGRAPHY

DS Wedding Photography dsweddingphotography.com 07512 306637

THE DRESS

Yes Bridal Studio yesbridalstudio.co.uk

01629 343 115

THE RING

Goldsmiths of Shrewsbury goldsmithsofshrewsbury.com 01743213476

LOOKING GOOD

Kemps of Bridgwater kempsofbridgwater.co.uk 01278 457242

LOOKING GOOD

LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk

07951 360 789

LOOKING GOOD

Angels Hair and Makeup angelshairandmakeup.co.uk 07528547767

FLOWERS

Rosie In The Garden flowersintelford.co.uk 01952502838

ARRIVE IN STYLE

GT Chauffeurs gtchauffeurs.co.uk 0790645806

THE CAKE

Baked With Love by Linda facebook.com/BakedWithLovebyLinda 07773 808379

STATIONERY

Evelyn & Elliot evelynandelliot.co.uk 07967 153023

CATERING

Smoke Stop BBQ smokestopbbq.co.uk 01743851944

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

THE CELEBRANT

Ceremonies by Lisa Rogers ceremoniesbylisa.co.uk 07568980076

THE MUSIC

The Acoustic Underdogs acousticunderdogs.co.uk 07921 528700

MARQUEE HIRE

Freestretch freestretch.co.uk 01584 711298

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Celebrate In Style with Clair Louise celebrateinstylewithclairlouise.co.uk 07984229248

Eye Do Makeup eyedomakeup.co.uk 07971 298490

FLOWERS

Goldfinch Floral Studio goldfinchfloralstudio.co.uk 07858 393853

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Something for Everyone sfehire.co.uk 07988 730228

THE CAKE

Heidi's Cakes heidiscakesbath.co.uk +(44) 7778 222 600

STATIONERY

For Those Special Moments forthosespecialmoments.co.uk 07901 525151

CATERING

Maestros facebook.com/PizzaMaestros 07761 734320

ACCESSORIES

Wedding Production wedding-production.co.uk wedding-production.co.uk 01749 372136

THE CELEBRANT

B Celebrated bcelebrated.co.uk 07341432253

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Enhanced Entertainment enhancedentertainment.co.uk 07841116514

MARQUEE HIRE

The Marquee Hire Company themarqueehirecompany.com 01935 881 038

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Beach Hut Fudge www.beachhutfudge.co.uk 07469188358

Cleo Stoute Artistry cleostouteartistry.co.uk

07815 963225

FLOWERS

Floral Expressions floralexpressions.co.uk 01709 828876

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com

01603 660 021

THE CAKE

Weddings by Sprinkles Cakery weddingsbysprinklescakery.com 07748 233198

STATIONERY

Sheaf Stationery sheafstationery.co.uk 0114 4000171

CATERING

Rhubarbar rhubarbar.com 0115 648 0939

ACCESSORIES & VENUE STYLIST

DEE@ANYOCCASION2PARTYLTD anyoccasion2party.co.uk 07891 458 931

THE CELEBRANT

Celebrating You celebratingyou.net 07800 662257

THE ENTERTAINMENT

Wedding Bands For Hire weddingbandsforhire.com 07478 283581

MARQUEE HIRE

Top Marques (UK) Ltd. topmarquesuk.com

07866 429 782

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Glamourpuss Weddings

glamourpussweddings.com 07793 600 043

............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... .......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........
S
O
WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 191

Plan your Wedding

| STAFFORDSHIRE

THE VENUE

Grand Station grandstation.co.uk

01902 454550

WEDDING PLANNER

Decorations By Design facebook.com/decsbydesign/ 01283 500044

PHOTOGRAPHY

Studio Williams studiowilliams.uk

07518 420274

THE DRESS

Karalina's Bridal karalinasbridal.co.uk

07568 517465

THE RING

John Pass Jewellers johnpass.co.uk

01782 631 076

LOOKING GOOD

Hair by Holly Daybell hairbyhollydaybell.co.uk

07590284534

FLOWERS

Sorella Florist & Event Stylist sorelladecor.co.uk

01543 642652

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Vintage Wheels Bespoke Weddings vintagewheelsbespokeweddings.co.uk

07751 415596

THE CAKE

Liesie's Bakery liesiesbakery.com

07598 854686

STATIONERY

Amberelle Occasions amberelleoccasions.co.uk

07930 343011

CATERING

Big Slice Ltd bigslice.co.uk

0800 702 2133

ACCESSORIES

HartWood Ltd hartwoodstaffordshire.co.uk

07798 577065

THE CELEBRANT

Nigel Bould Celebrant nigelbouldcelebrant.co.uk 07508004415

THE MUSIC

ALT. Entertainments altentertainments.co.uk 07815 206253

MARQUEE HIRE

Show Systems Marquees Ltd showsystemsmarquees.co.uk +44 (0)7701082114

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Venue Perfection venueperfection.co.uk 07739 040039

| SUFFOLK

WEDDING VENUE

Priory Hall prioryhall.com

01473 823 185

WEDDING PLANNER

Beau’s & Belle’s beausandbelleseventplanners.co.uk

07593 437 520

PHOTOGRAPHY

Embrace Photography embrace-photography.co.uk

07551 977 125

THE DRESS

Beautiful Designs beautifuldesigns.ltd.uk

01473 281 870

THE RING

Aspens Jewellers aspensjewellers.co.uk

01394 385 088

LOOKING GOOD

Hair by Lisa hairbylisa.co.uk

07789 383 231

FLOWERS

Callendar’s Florist framlinghamflorist.co.uk

01728 723 764

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Chevron Limousine chevronlimos.co.uk

01502 575 471

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com

01473 828 192

STATIONERY

Blinking Owl Designs fb/blinkingowldesigns.co.uk

01502 741 319

CATERING

Prestige Bars & Catering prestigebars.co.uk 01473 719 787

ACCESSORIES

Cream of Royston creamfashions.com

07813 086 331

THE CELEBRANT

Next Chapter Ceremonies nextchapterceremonies.co.uk 07761 037 271

THE MUSIC

Arioso String Quartet ariosostringquartet.co.uk 07721 695 500

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk

01362 637483

SPECIAL TOUCHES

| SURREY

WEDDING VENUE

Farnham Castle farnhamcastle.com 01252 720402

WEDDING PLANNER

My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kwame Osei Studios kwame-osei.com 07825 442819

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07766806759

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Beyoutiful Brides beyoutifulbrides.com 07940 497 094

FLOWERS

Floral Alchemy floralalchemy.co.uk 07766 816974

ARRIVE IN STYLE

S H Chauffeurs sandhchauffeurs.co.uk 07702 819 445

THE CAKE

My Little Shop of Cakes mylittleshopofcakes.co.uk 07980 453 823

STATIONERY

Yours-Aye yours-aye.com 07855 300 598

CATERING

On The Hoof Barn & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534

ACCESSORIES

Peanut Balloons peanutballoons.co.uk 07825 613969

THE CELEBRANT

Professional Ceremonies professionalceremonies.co.uk 07794 097867

THE MUSIC

Phoenix String Quartet phoenixstringquartet.co.uk 02089 748984

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

SPECIAL TOUCHES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660021

First Dance Studios firstdancestudios.co.uk 07966 513981

|

TYNE AND WEAR

WEDDING VENUE

Two By Two Brewing twobytwobrewing.com 07723 959168

WEDDING PLANNER

Emma Jordan Weddings emmajordanweddings.co.uk 07950 319167

PHOTOGRAPHY

Francis Burn Photography francisburnphotography.com 07539 489490

THE DRESS

Golden Stitch Newcastle facebook.com/Golden-Stitch-Tailor 07735 473644

THE RING

Bespoke Wedding Rings bwr-london.co.uk 07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

JLA Makeup jlamakeup 07931 666099

FLOWERS

Flowers from Charlotte flowersfromcharlotte.co.uk 0191 258 0057

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Darlington Executive Cars darlingtonexecutivecars.co.uk 07956 838383

THE CAKE

Terrace Cupcakes @terracecupcakes 07507 789222

STATIONERY

Signs on The Tyne signsonthetyne.co.uk 07544 147989

CATERING

Jasmins Canapes jasminscanapes.co.uk 07943 141102

ACCESSORIES

Stage Truck North East stagetruck.co 07877 116675

THE CELEBRANT

North East Celebrant northeastcelebrant.com 07949 078640

THE MUSIC

Massey massey.ueniweb.com 07305 757055

MARQUEE HIRE

Pitched Events pitchedevents.co.uk

07869 386680

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Exquisite Events Newcastle facebook.com/InfinityEventStyling

07852 230860

192
............................................................................................................................... ..........
T
.......... ............................................................................................................................... ..........
...............................................................................................................................

| WARWICKSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

Nailcote Hall

| WEST SUSSEX

WEDDING VENUE

| WILTSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

WORCESTERSHIRE

WEDDING VENUE

www.nailcotehall.co.uk 02476466174

WEDDING PLANNER

Touch of Charm

www.touchofcharmweddings.co.uk 07921 197546

PHOTOGRAPHY

Floran Farm Events floranfarm.com

01342 393938

WEDDING PLANNER

Euridge Manor https://www.euridge.uk 01225 745813

WEDDING PLANNER

H Squared Events hsquaredevents.co.uk 07766 227781

PHOTOGRAPHY

Lucy Ann Events lucyannevents.co.uk 07501 402407

PHOTOGRAPHY

Barns & Yard www.barnsandyard.co.uk 01684 311 114

WEDDING PLANNER

Chouette Events chouetteevents.co.uk 07969 306341

PHOTOGRAPHY

John Fox Wedding Photography johnfoxweddingphotography.co.uk 01788 814834

THE DRESS

Rachel Ash

www.rachelash.co.uk

01827 713515

THE RING BWR - London bwr-london.co.uk

07973 960959

LOOKING GOOD

Lifeofabeautygirl by Sam Cahill lifeofabeautygirl.com 07792 377 457

07792 377 457

FLOWERS

Oak & Ivy Flowers oakandivy.co.uk 07976 908777

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Cathedral Campers www.cathedralcampers.co.uk 07412 701217

THE CAKE

Maldini Cakes facebook.com/MaldiniCake

07904 623923

STATIONERY

Rustic By Marny etsy.com/uk/shop/RusticbyMarney 07817 771264

CATERING

Rhubarbar

rhubarbar.com 0115 648 0939

ACCESSORIES

The Hat Lady UK

www.thehatladyuk.co.uk 07865022774

THE CELEBRANT

Gaynor Doherty humanist.org.uk/gaynordoherty/ 07885 448 644

MUSIC

Entertainment Nation Ltd www.entertainment-nation.co.uk

0800 530 0035

MARQUEE HIRE

Big Day Event Tipis

www.bigdayevent.co.uk

01513 538735

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Ryan Roworth Magician www.ryanroworth.co.uk 07305 040463

One True Love onetruelove.co.uk 07703 700138

THE DRESS

Eva Rose Bridal evarosebridal.co.uk

01903 744115

THE RING

Aurum Jewellers aurumjewellers.com

01903 207 944

LOOKING GOOD

Alicia Sandeman aliciasandeman.co.uk

Bo Leray Photography lerayimages.com 07794 247613

THE DRESS

Jacqueline’s Bridal Boutique jacquelinesbridalboutique.co.uk 07919 343123

THE RING

The Middle Green www.themiddlegreen.com 07909220631

LOOKING GOOD

07939 273714

FLOWERS

First Class Flowers firstclassflowers.co.uk

Make up by Emma mymakeupbyemma.co.uk 07730 012843

FLOWERS

07960 888031

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Prodrive Travel LTD prodrivetravel.info

Fig & Bramble figandbramble.co.uk 07818867957

ARRIVE IN STYLE

01243 717484

THE CAKE

Maldini Cakes facebook.com/MaldiniCake

07904 623923

STATIONERY

Simply Memorable Wedding Car simplymemorable.co.uk 07915 574926

THE CAKE

Mimi's Cake Occasions mimis-cake-occasions.business.site 07896 478824

STATIONERY

Rustic By Marny etsy.com/uk/shop/RusticbyMarney 07817 771264

CATERING

Centre Catering centre-catering.com

01342 393938

ACCESSORIES

Lucy Ann Design www.lucyanndesign.com 07788750112

CATERING

Fluffy Puffin www.fluffypuffin.com 07791 756559

ACCESSORIES

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01403 214 740

THE CELEBRANT

Hannah Osmond hannahosmondcelebrant.co.uk

0 7780 708864

MUSIC

All Things Strings allthingsstrings.co.uk

07535 924100

MARQUEE HIRE

Great British Bell Tents greatbritishbelltents.co.uk

07765 270049

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Inflate 2 Create inflate2create.co.uk

07774 087161

THE DRESS

Angela Fitch Photography angelafitchphotography.co.uk 07585 904636

Gate House Brides gatehousebrides.co.uk 01905 28287

THE RING

Wedstones wedstones.co.uk

01386 641952

LOOKING GOOD

Mandy Williams Make Up mandywilliams.co.uk 07500 888999

FLOWERS

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Camomile and Cornflowers camomilecornflowers.co.uk 01886 812184

THE CAKE

Limo Hire Birmingham limohirebirmingham.com 0121 558 5954

Farm House Cakes farmhouse-cakes.com 07823 338295

STATIONERY

Elle Bee Design ellebeedesign.co.uk 01905 28997

CATERING

ACCESSORIES

Salisbury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895100

John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0121 704 1121

Venues Covered www.venuescovered.co.uk 07927 408 852

THE CELEBRANT

Mikayla Celebrant mikaylacelebrant.com 07500 600506

THE MUSIC

DJ&SAX DJ-V dj-v.co.uk 07949 335448

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymarquees.com 01249 760302

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884287436

The Wedding House the-wedding-house.co.uk 01905 794200 ............................................................................................................................... ..........

THE CELEBRANT

New Moon Ceremonies abiismith136.wixsite.com/ newmoonceremonies 07486 312548

THE MUSIC

Robbie Roberts Wedding Pianist robbie-roberts.com 07919 924857

SPECIAL TOUCHES

St Johns Walkies stjohnswalkies.co.uk 01905 946719

VENUE STYLING

W
............................................................................................................................... ..........
............................................................................................................................... ..........
the top vendors per county to plan your beautiful wedding day... WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM 193
Find

Feel like celebrating at your best friend’s place

This is THE OMNIA

The Matterhorn as your best man and the stars as your maids of honour
THE OMNIA, Zermatt – Switzerland,
+41 27 966 71 71, www.the-omnia.com
Phone
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.