Weddings & Honeymoons January Issue 10 2022

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YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING & HONEYMOON GUIDE

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Ed's Letter elcome to the year of weddings! In 2022 we are expecting to see a wedding boom, with so many rescheduled weddings due to Covid-19 and tons more newly engaged couples eager to say ‘I do’. Weddings are joyous, exciting, emotional, nerve-racking, life-changing, awesome days filled with so much love. Lots of hard work goes into creating the perfect wedding day, from working out the guest list and checking off the big things on your to-do list (like the venue and the dress) to finding the finishing touches to your centrepieces. The big day is often months, if not years, in the making, and the pressure to get everything just right can feel monumental. Of course, ‘just right’ will look different to each individual couple, but it is safe to say wedding days are perfect days.

Many married couples say, after their wedding, that they are so glad to have chosen a great photographer or to have hired a videographer so that they can relive the day over and over again. In this issue, we have spoken to a handful of outstanding photographers (page 60) to help you think about the questions you need to ask when choosing your own photographer. For my own wedding, saying yes to our wedding photographer, Amber Leach from Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective, was an important decision and it was one we didn’t make lightly. A good photographer will be able to transport you straight back to the day and all of the emotions you were feeling through their images, which is exactly what Amber managed to do. This month we have teamed up with Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective to bring you the chance to win your wedding photography package, head to page 66 for details on how to enter. If after reading our previous issue you are looking for even more winter wedding inspiration we have rounded up a selection of North American venues on page 128, perfect to host a destination winter wedding or for a snowy honeymoon. And for warmer honeymoon destinations check out our European Adventure feature on page 118. We are also teaming up with Tampa Bay to give one lucky reader the chance to win a seven-night honeymoon at Hotel Haya on page 124. As always, we have wonderful real wedding features to inspire your own plans and in this issue we have had the exclusive first look at renowned shoe designer Aruna Seth’s wedding extravaganza on page 32. SAS star Anthony (aka Staz) marries bride Ruby on page 96 in a day filled with elegance, romance and an abundance of white roses. And, our beautiful cover bride Colette’s real wedding in South Africa is featured on page 80. We are so excited to see and hear about all of the wonderful weddings to come in 2022. Happy New Year to you all – New Year, new surname? Until next issue.

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CONTENTS Issue 10 January 2022

TRENDS

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ALL THE PRETTY The latest trends in baby blue and pretty pink NEW SEASON STYLE A first look at this season's wedding dress trends BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY Our top picks for the go-to winter wedding colour EXCLUSIVE! ARUNA SETH'S WEDDING A five day celebration for the acclaimed shoe designer GLITTERING GOLD The wedding colour that never goes out of style WALK THAT WALK Add a pop of colour to your frock with fancy footwear

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FEATURED WEDDINGS

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OUR COVER BRIDE'S BIG DAY Colette and Mike's South African love story SOMETHING BLUE Alex and Will's beautiful winter nuptials A FIELD DAY Not even the rain could dampen Hannah and Henry's big day! SAS STAZ'S GLAMOROUS BIG DAY Staz from SAS: Who Dares Wins marries in a mansion

COMPETITIONS

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WIN YOUR BRIDAL PARTY SHOES Rainbow Club shoes for the whole gang? Enter now!

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WIN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Timeless images to last a lifetime from Liberty Peal WIN A SEVEN-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN TAMPA BAY Celebrate in Florida at Hotel Haya

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PLANNING

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A WHITE WEDDING Feel inspired with this elegant white wedding moodboard PERFECT YOUR POSE Expert tips for flawless wedding photographs FAIRYTALE LOOKBOOK The best in the business style a photoshoot to inspire your day

VENUES

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FAIRYTALE VENUES Start your wedding planning journey by choosing your perfect fairytale venue

TRAVEL

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ON THE COVER

Contents

EUROPEAN ADVENTURE Pretty places to honeymoon in Europe STATESIDE CELEBRATIONS We share our top choices to marry in the USA

Read all about our cover bride, Colette's, big day in South Africa on page 80. Photography by: Kristi Agier

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all the pretty Put a spring in your step with our pick of delightful trends for your spring wedding day

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MARHCHESA, MONTOYA PRONOVIAS.COM HALO RING, £3,795 KJJ.ROCKS

FREYA, £99 RAINBOWCLUB.CO.UK

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DAZZLING DIAMONDS From your engagement ring to a pearlescent clutch bag, this season bedazzling bling is a must! The Freya shoe from Rainbow Club boasts a glitzy strap and we can't get enough of the glittering headbands that have been gracing the bridal catwalks. LUXURY BOX, £143 SHOPBOXD.CO.UK

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BRIDAL CAPES Draped from the back of your shoulder straps or as a seperate piece, bridal capes are taking on the traditional veil for winter wedding looks. Finished with lace, pearls or diamaté this added accessory allows you to change up your aisle style. THE COLD SHOULDER Bridal and bridesmaid gowns featuing offthe-shoulder sleeves are very en Vouge right now. Follow the trend with a show-stopping dress featuring embellished sleeves, like this elegant Lazaro ballgown. LAZERO, BRIGITTE JLMCOUTURE.COM

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INITIAL NECKLACE, FROM £79 CHLOBO.CO.UK

HAIRPIN, £12.95 WEDDINGGIFTED.COM HAIRPIN, £42 KEEPCANDLES.COM

GIFTS FOR THE GIRLS Spoil your girls by gifting them personalised pyjamas for the wedding eve, a bespoke initial necklace to wear with their bridesmaid gown or hand-selected scented candles – and don't forget you all need sashes for the hen party! LONG EARRINGS MARIAELENAHEADPIECES.COM

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BRIDE TO BE SASH, £6 TALKINGTABLES.CO.UK

TRENDING TABLESCAPES Patterned table cloths, silk runners, coupé glasses, coloured glass candlestick holders, flickering tea-lights and dainty vases filled with flowers, this year wedding tablescapes will become a work of art, perfectly co-odinated with your theme. BRIDESMAIDS IN BLUE Your bridesmaids can be your something blue, in cornflower blue We Are Rewritten gowns. The new colllction is an inclusive collection, with sizes ranging from 6-26, there is something each of your girls will fall for.

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CAROLINE KATHERINETASH.COM VERA WANG, LIANE PRONOVIAS.COM

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Feminine and elegant, we are destined to see plenty of off-theshoulder gowns for 2022 weddings. Show off your collar bones and pair this look with a dainty necklace or long dangling earrings for fashion-forward aisle style.

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'2216' JESUSPEIRO

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Flattering fluted sleeves have made their way into the bridal collections. Fitted to the elbow, before flaring out these sleeves will make you appear taller and slimmer.

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What happens when acclaimed shoe designer Aruna Seth gets married? Well, it includes 11 dresses, 12 pairs of bespoke shoes, and becomes a five day event in Lake Como!

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SETTING THE SCENE This glamorous couple headed to the glittering shores of arguably the most luxurious of the Italian Lakes, Lake Como, for their destination wedding. “We happened to visit Villa Erba on a trip to Lake Como and instantly fell in love with the breath-taking architecture. We knew we wanted to hold our white wedding ceremony here. It’s a beautiful 19th-century villa and has featured in many Hollywood movies!” Aruna explains. The couple were joined by 100 of their nearest and dearest guests to celebrate for their September wedding. “Originally, we’d invited 250 people, but travelling from Singapore, India and the USA, not everyone was able to make it. What mattered most to us was that they sent their love and good wishes.” 32

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AISLE STYLE Most brides will have a heartfelt tale from the moment they found ‘the one’, the wedding dress they’d glide down the aisle in. But for Aruna, that magic and romance was multiplied by eleven! “I had a few beautiful dresses – 11 to be exact. It was a collection from designers around the world, with my favourites being the ‘Flores’ pink tulle gown from British designer Suzanne Neville, and the white dress I wore for the ceremony, a two-piece tulle and Swarovski design by Zuhair Murad.” The bride, who is also the designer behind Aruna Seth Shoes, added a French Chantilly lace veil for her ‘something old’ – “the lace was repurposed from my previous bridal shoe collections” she smiles – and emerald and diamond earrings for her ‘something new’. Of course, the bride designed her own bespoke pair of shoes for the occasion too: “I was lucky enough to wear my own Aruna Seth Shoes – they have special cashmere-like padding in the sole, so I could dance the night away in glamorous comfort. I wore my limited-edition, Swarovski-embellished ‘BELLE’ pumps for my white ceremony, and they felt like I was dancing on air.”

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Dresses including one to mark Aruna's Indian heritage

Love on the lake in a Suzanne Neville gown

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Beautiful blooms line the aisle and frame the four tier wedding cake SAYING ‘I DO’

Aruna danced down the aisle towards her groom Thomas to the beautiful tune of ‘Kissing You’ by Des’ree. “It was made extra special as we had an Italian opera singer performing a rendition of the song for us, it brought the wedding to life. Walking down the aisle, taking in the moment and seeing our family and friends’ faces, and then seeing my husband-to-be Thomas, and knowing he was the person I wished to spend the rest of my life with, it was amazing.”

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IT TAKES TWO For Aruna and Thomas, their perfect wedding was shaped by not one ceremony, but two. “We had a beautiful white ceremony with an elegant black tie Italian secret garden theme, as well as an Indian ceremony, which had more of an outdoor party style with bursts of colour, everyone looked amazing in their vibrant sarees and kurtas. To have them both was the best decision we made, they were such different experiences to share.”


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HAPPILY EVER AFTER The couple celebrated late into the night after sharing their first dance to the song playing when Thomas dropped Aruna home from their very first date – ‘All My Life’ by KCI and Jojo. After their dream wedding in Lake Como, the couple set their sights on a honeymoon in the Maldives. “Lake Como has so many beautiful villas, it will make your wedding dreams come true,” the newlyweds smile. WH

“A wedding illustrator painted our guests to gift them a portrait from our wedding”

THE DREAM TEAM VENUES Villa Erba, Villa Bonomi DRESS Zuhair Murad, Suzanne Neville, Rani Zakhem, Falguni Shane Peacock SHOES Aruna Seth JEWELLERY Amrapali Jewels FLOWERS Vincenzo Dascanio BEAUTY Fabio Sarra Makeup INDIAN STYLIST Halima Beauty ENTERTAINMENT Black Rabbit Projects PLANNING Savvy Event Studio PHOTOGRAPHY Muse Motion Pictures

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Win your shoes

Competition Win shoes for your bridal party worth

and step out in style

£500!

Calling all brides-to-be! This month you can win your choice of any shoes from Rainbow Club's new collection worth £500!

We’ve teamed up with Rainbow Club to offer all of our readers the chance to win shoes for their entire bridal party, up to the value of £500. Inspired by the couture, the catwalk and their very own design archive, Rainbow Club’s bridal shoes, veils and accessories have been uniquely designed in England for over 35 years. The brands latest collection features a range of stand-out yet elegant styles that will have all modern brides falling completely head over heels. To learn more about Rainbow Club and see this season’s must-have styles, visit rainbowclub.co.uk. RAINBOWCLUB.CO.UK @RAINBOWCLUBUK

How to enter

Visit the competitions page on our website weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com and enter the answer to this question: HOW MANY YEARS HAVE RAINBOW CLUB BEEN DESIGNING SHOES, VEILS AND ACCESSORIES? TERMS & CONDITIONS

The winner will be notified via email or contact number, if provided, to arrange delivery of the prize. If we cannot contact you or you do not respond within five days, we reserve the right to offer the prize to another competition entrant • If the prize is not suitable for whatever reason, and is unworn, we will honour an exchange within 14 days • The prize must be claimed by 12.00 noon on the 31st June 2022 • The prize is non transferable •No prize or part of a prize is exchangeable for cash • The closing date is 10/01/2022 • The winner will be chosen at random after this date and notified immediately • The editor’s decision is final • These rules are in conjunction with our full terms and conditions over at weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com.

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DOUBLE EAR CUFF, £50 HOTDIAMONDS.CO.UK

PEARL STUDS, £195 AUREEJEWELLERY.COM

TWILIGHT STUDS, £39 ASTRIDANDMIYU.COM

Ear Candy Complete your wedding outfit with a statement pair of earrings…

PERNILLE EARRING, £390 DRAJEE.COM

RITZ EARRINGS, £105 HERMIONEHARBUTT.COM BEJEWELLED STARLET EARRINGS, £24 GLITZYSECRETS.COM

STAR HOOPS, £65 ASTRIDANDMIYU.COM

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TWISTED HOOPS, £55 AUREEJEWELLERY.COM

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Lights, camera, action Professional make-up artist Carrie from CLJ London shares her expert tips on making sure your make-up works with the camera

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he invites have been sent, the cake ordered and your wedding checklist is starting to look somewhat complete. Now it’s time to focus on the finer details. Something that may not have crossed your mind is how to make sure your make-up works with your photography. Fear not. We have you covered. Skincare is and will always be the most important step in your makeup routine. Well primed skin will give you a perfect base to apply your make-up onto and ensure that your make-up lasts well into the evening celebrations. When priming your skin be mindful of SPF. While we know the importance of protecting the skin against harmful UV rays, certain ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide will cause camera flash back - that dreaded white ghostly appearance in photos, a look you definitely want to avoid! Another great benefit to making sure that you have a finely tuned skincare routine is that your skin will glow naturally. It may be tempting to use frosty highlighters to achieve a radiant glow, but be warned many of these can also contribute to makeup flashback and

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you'll look washed out when you look back at your photographs. Your photographer will be capturing your memories at various moments throughout the day. Whether you are outside sipping Champagne with loved ones or dancing to Whitney Houston ‘I will always love you’, defining your features with highlighting and contouring techniques will guarantee that you look flawless in all of those moments. Opting for products one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone for highlighting areas and products one or two shades darker for contouring will give the best results. To ensure your make-up photographs seamlessly, focus on blending each product throughly. A damp make-up sponge works well with foundation and cream products, while brushes are great for powder products. Pro tip! The fluffier the brush the better the blend. Finish your make-up application by setting it in place with a matte powder. Translucent powders are better as they won’t alter the tone of the make-up that you have applied. Don’t forget about camera flashback! Watch out for silica, an ingredient which can be found in powders, and opt for a product without it. WH


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ROSE LOTION PRIMER, £13.50 MILANIMAKEUP.CO.UK

DAILY DISSOLVE CLEANSING BALM, £16.50 VERSEDSKIN.COM

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FRESHLY INFINITE EYELASH MASCARA, £16 FRESHLYCOSMETICS.COM

must-haves Line your lips for long-lasting, kiss-proof colour

Top picks for your bridal beauty bag OSKIA BEDTIME BEAUTY BOOST, £90 OSKIASKINCARE.COM

UBUNA REFRESH HYDRATING WATER CREAM, £160 NET-A-PORTER.COM

INSTITUT ESTHEDERM PHOTO REVERSE TINTED LIGHT BEIGE, £56 FEELUNIQUE.COM

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By Laurretta Power, National Brow Artist & Head of Artistry at Benefit Cosmetics

Three Steps to Brows that WOW on your Big Day STEP ONE Start with a professional brow tint and wax. A Brow Expert can create the perfect shape for you and offer bespoke product recommendations tailored to your brow needs. If you prefer a natural look, a tint and wax will enhance your brows, too.

STEP TWO Map out the perfect shape to frame your face. The start of the brow should run parallel to the nose dimple and the arch should sit diagonally across the pupil from the nose. Your brow should end at the diagonal point from the tip of the nose to the outer corner of the eye.

STEP THREE Choose the right products! A pencil for precision, shape and structure. A gel for texture, depth and setting the hairs. A powder for a softer finish. For the most natural finish, mix and match your products and formulas to create a 3D effect with plenty of definition.

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DIY Bouquets Create your own seasonal bouquet with the help of the book Grow & Gather by Grace Alexander

In her book Grow & Gather, Grace Alexander discusses how to grow your own flowers. She then describes how to use the homegrown blooms to create a seasonal bouquet (see page 47) – the perfect tutorial for you to create your own big day blooms or a gift to those who have helped you throughout your planning…

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im for around a third foliage, a third filler and a third flowers, and then add a few special bits. They don’t all have to be the same filler or the same foliage because that will look very boring indeed, but I wouldn’t go for all different things either. A bit of a variety if you can, but not every single stem different. YOU WILL NEED • 7 stems flowers • 7 stems foliage • 7 seedheads stems or fruits • String or garden twine • Brown paper

You can put it together in your hand, but remember to takes the leaves off the stem because they really will get in the way otherwise. Lay out all your flowers and bits of greenery on a table in front of you, and take up the first one in your nondominant hand. Use your other hand to pick up and add the different stems, alternating foliage, filler and flowers so everything doesn’t clump together and come out lopsided. If you keep your hand holding the flowers quite relaxed, forming a circle with your fingers and thumb, you can act as if this is the neck of a vase and just keep dropping the flowers through the circle, letting the stems cross and support each other. If this feels a bit difficult, then use a jug or vase with a narrow neck and just keep adding your foliage, fillers and flowers to it until you are happy with it. You will need to trim the stems so that all the flowers sit at roughly the same level to do it this way. Once everything is in, tie a piece of string around the neck of the vase or jug and tighten it all up. You can then take the flowers out of the vase, and you will have a hand-tied bouquet. Wrap the bouquet using brown paper to make it look really professional. If you are travelling any distance with it, take the vase with you and make sure the bouquet is in water until you hand it over, if you possibly can. WH WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Rustic cakes seem to be what everyone is after, coming out on top, with a huge

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Naked wedding cakes rank third with

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Professional kitchen suppliers Maxima Kitchen Equipment dish up a wedge of data to rank wedding cakes by popularity.

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hashtags. This style of cake is the most Googled, receiving an average of 21,000 searches monthly. Closely related to the simple cake design, elegant wedding cakes come in fifth. These are usually white or ivory and have a timeless feel to them. Despite their simplicity, they are still popular, with an increase of 179.76% in social discussions since last year. Additionally, they receive an average of 8,100 Google searches monthly and have 10,800 Instagram hashtags. WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. We are here to make it perfect by creating beautiful bespoke flower designs just for you, whether you are planning an intimate occasion with close family or a more elaborate reception.

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The best wedding snaps are the ones where you look relaxed and natural in front of the camera. For top tips for choosing your photographer head to page 60.

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From gondola rides to pretty piazzas, Venice oozes romance

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SERENA GENOVESE PHOTOGRAPHY Considered the most romantic city in Europe, this styled shoot started with a wonderful location in the floating city of Venice. The huge event space, where Venetian architecture meets the waters of the lagoon, features grand pillars, a beautifully lit staircase and white exposed bricks. Fragrant roses and fluffy pampas are scattered through foliage to create show stopping floral arches and table arrangements, teamed with silky table clothes, gold cutlery and elegant chavari chairs. The bride wears a fabulous gown with a long sweeping train and decorative bow detail at the back, while her groom looks dapper in black tie. Handmade paper, calligraphy text and wax seals create a sophisticated stationery suite, echoing the textured buttercream on the five tier cake.

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There’s no greater wedding keepsake than preserving your memories in photo form. To create your dream album, picking out the perfect photographer is the very first step...

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Above all, it’s about you. Your marriage and creating your memories.

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rom the romantic glances on the aisle to the little personal touches at your reception, the unique atmosphere on your wedding day can never be repeated. It’s your one chance to soak up every moment and celebrate in style with your loved ones. As the day draws to a close and your married chapter begins, receiving an album of professional images will help to keep the memories alive. Looking back on beautiful photographs will trigger vivid recollections so that you can enjoy your special day over and over again. Images really do speak a thousand words, and there’s no better way to share your wedding memories with future generations than through a timeless set of photographs. The best photographers will capture every detail in its best light as well as all the people you’ve invited. They’ll document the love story of your day in visual form, which you can look back on for many years to come. A photographer’s work is also one of the only physical elements you’ll have left after the wedding, making it one of the most priceless investments in your day. Choosing a good wedding photographer is no easy feat, as there are a lot of factors to consider before you decide who to book. A skilled photographer will be a true artist of their craft, with the ability to capture your best angles in any weather conditions. They’ll blend seamlessly into the wedding party and make you feel comfortable in front of the lens. To help you with your research, read on to find expert tips from professional wedding photographers around the UK... WHAT’S THE SECRET TO CREATING TIMELESS ROMANTIC IMAGES? Liberty Pearl is made up of the ‘magic six’, the group of six talented photographers and filmmakers who have been capturing everlasting romance for the past six years. With the experience and equipment to shoot the full breadth of your wedding day, the team have developed a consistent style that’s both inventive and emotive. Founder, Amber Leach, says, “Our speciality is photographing couples when they feel totally at ease together, in breathtaking natural settings. To create timeless wedding photos for our couples, we stick to our six core values: Commitment, our wholehearted belief in the importance of marriage; Keeping it Personal, our unique approach to every couple; Unique to You, our respect for your wedding style and personality; Nature at The Heart, our desire to capture the beauty of your surroundings; Connection, our dedication to celebrating your relationship with each other, ours with yours and ours as a team; Communication, our focus on keeping connected as a collective group of photographers; and Passion, our strong passion for our work. These founding principles make up our secret recipe for creating everlasting images every time.” libertypearlphotography.com

HOW DO YOU DELIVER AN AUTHENTIC PHOTOJOURNALISTIC STORY OF EACH WEDDING DAY? “When I’m chosen to work at a wedding, I discreetly shoot candid images so that the couple and their guests are not even aware of the lens. I’ll blend harmoniously into the event to enable guests to interact authentically and showcase their natural personalities on camera,” says Nick of Nick Collison Photography. “Afterwards, when the couple receives the final album, they always praise this fresh alternative to traditional posed wedding photography, as it showcases the true reality of the day. I really enjoy catching the fleeting sentimental conversations and gestures that are filled with meaning.” With a focus on working with fun-loving, family-oriented couples, who’s weddings are full of personal touches, Nick documents the profound moments as well as the little details that make your wedding totally unique. Photojournalism is about telling the story of the day without interrupting its flow. While you enjoy every minute of the day, an experienced photographer can capture the special atmosphere and the unplanned moments that become the most memorable. nickcollisonphotography.co.uk

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HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THAT THE COUPLE FEELS COMFORTABLE AROUND YOU AND IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA? A wedding photographer does so much more that just sit behind a lens on the wedding day. Bozena from Leray Photography says, “I believe that there needs to be a real connection between myself and my clients to create relaxed photographs that look and feel unposed. Whether we meet face to face or over a telephone call, I like to find out as much as possible about them, their plans and their expectations in terms of photography. I’ll then share my portfolio of recent work to make sure the couple connects with my style.” Bozena’s next step in creating a strong connection is a couple’s photo session. “This is a great opportunity for us to hang out, get to know each other and have fun while taking photos. By the end of the shoot, they’ll know exactly how I work and I’ll know how to make them feel at ease in front of the camera. What matters to me is that they have a laugh, enjoy the process and forget about the whole world around them while they’re looking at each other.” lerayimages.com HOW DO YOU PLAN THE DAY WITH THE COUPLE TO MAKE SURE THEY END UP WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHS THEY WANT BUT WITHOUT TAKING OVER THE ENTIRE DAY? “At Mike Lister, we specialise in weddings, which means that we understand the need to capture everything in real-time as the day unfolds, while giving you plenty of space to enjoy the celebrations.” Ensuring that clients are happy with their photographs and making the process as easy as possible is a photographers top priority. So by being relaxed, calm and operating smoothly in the background, albums are created that make you fall in love all over again. “In the initial photography consultation, we’ll get to know the couple and find out about their overarching vision. We’ll then plan where we’ll be positioned throughout the day and before the wedding, we’ll make a trip to the venue to confirm locations for our couple shots. Some of our favourite images have come from the couples trusting us to do what we do best and capture those moments from afar without interrupting the flow.” mikelisterphotography.co.uk

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HOW DO YOU PLAN FOR POOR WEATHER OR LIGHTING? “In adverse wedding weather conditions, I like to go with the flow as that’s when the magic can truly happen”, says Lucy from Big Little Dreams Photography. “It’s all about being creative, flexible and staying calm for couples. That way it will always be the best day ever no matter what.” If anything, when the weather doesn’t go to plan it can be all the more memorable and fabulous images often come from the challenge of finding sparks of light or rainbows after a downpour. After all, what’s more romantic than snuggling up in the cold or capturing a Hollywood vintage grain in the dark so that you look like stars? “Whatever happens, my couples trust me as their biggest cheerleader and friend on their big day. I think outside the box and easily work around potential pitfalls. I’ll embrace the unexpected and make the most of it. Then when it all comes to an end and they look back on their album, every couple will know that they poured their hearts into the day and I did, too.” biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk

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Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective is based in Plymouth, Devon, predominantly covering Devon and Cornwall but venturing further afield including destination weddings. Liberty Pearl is a team of six exceptionally talented professional female photographers trained to capture weddings with the same natural, relaxed, reportage style, established in 2013 by Amber Leach. Amber's favourite moment of the wedding day is spending time with the couples and capturing memories of their day that they will treasure forever. All the special details of your day are documented. Liberty Pearl is very experienced at taking the lead and working with couples to make them feel at ease on the day. The team capture your day and your story. Calm and organised yet creative and inventive, Liberty Pearl provide a stress-free process and a personal approach. Win the Tree Wedding Package worth £2000 • 10 hours coverage • 1 photographer + 600 images from your day edited in our signature style • A pre-wedding consultation via Zoom • A password-protected web gallery for friends and family to view, download and purchase prints • All images professionally edited in both colour and black and white LIBERTYPEARLPHOTOGRAPHY.COM @LIBERTYPEARLPHOTOFILM

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Bespoke Wedding Art... On a Boot Lid Your portrait... 1. On the back of the car. 2. At your head table. 3. As your guest book 4. On your wall. From £995.

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DOG CHAPERONE IN YORKSHIRE Here at Throw A Dog A Bone, we can make it possible for your beloved dog to attend your ceremony in style and with ease. We will tailor our dog chaperone service to your wedding needs and deliver a very personal service especially for you.

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Hi Future Mr & Mrs... My name is Mickayla and I 'm the Director and Planner at Sal Majik Events. If you are planning a wedding, I would love the opportunity to assist. There is nothing I wouldn't do to make sure that I am your Fairy Godmother and give you a Majikal experience that you will never forget. So don't delay, contact me today and we can talk about all your wedding desires. You can also join Berkshire Brides, where I share my tips and tricks for a perfect wedding. Berkshire, England | Tel: +(44) 7484-216-730 info@salmajikevents.co.uk


Having a strong team of suppliers around you will make all the difference. Here’s our top list of vendors who’ll go above and beyond to make your wedding day special...

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EXCLUSIVE YACHT Wedding WEDDINGS Planner Visualising a yacht party in Cyprus for your hen party, stag do or wedding celebration? Exclusive Yacht Weddings have a fleet of eight wedding yachts in a variety of styles and sizes to suit your plans. Enjoy Cypriot hospitality on board for up to 150 people, surrounded by ocean views. exclusiveyachtweddings.com

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Wedding BOOT LID BRIDES Cars After the ceremony, let Boot Lid Brides whisk the happy couple away in a meticulously presented wedding car, complete with a professional chauffeur, as well as ribbons and bows to match your theme. confettiweddingcars.co.uk

Hair THE LUCKY SIXPENCE It’s the little details that make the biggest impact Accessories on your wedding day. In keeping with tradition, wearing ‘something old’ and ‘something new’ from The Lucky Sixpence will complete your look – jewellery designer Janie creates one-of-a-kind accessories from upcycled vintage items. theluckysixpence.co.uk

MACIBRIDE For jewellery crafted with the bride to be in mind, MaciBride offers unique pieces at affordable prices. Created with Swarovski Crystals and antiallergenic metals, the collection spans different aesthetics to complement your look. macibride.com

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THE BRIDE TO BE Feeling fabulous on your wedding day is oh-soimportant, and having a hairstylist and makeup artist that you can count on makes all the difference. With over 30 years of experience, The Bride To Be will make you feel your brilliant best. thebridetobe.co.uk

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BORN TO BE A FLORIST Based in West London, Born To Be A Florist provide bespoke blooms for couples across the city and the Southeast. The team will bring your brief to life, creating eye-catching floral designs for your big day. borntobeaflorist.co.uk

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GORGEOUSLY SWEET CAKE EMPORIUM Cutting the cake is a special tradition and it’s Cake often the first activity shared by the married couple. For a show-stopping centrepiece that ties in with your theme, taste and personal style, the Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium will make a custom

LACE AND BUTTON Bridal Once you’ve found you’re perfect wedding Boutique dress, get it fitted perfectly to your figure. Irina Merkulova, the Founder of Lace and Button, has the expertise to guide you through the altering process seamlessly. laceandbutton.co.uk

Couture

ALEXANDRIA COUTURE Store Impress your guests with gorgeous handmade wedding favours. From bombonieres to handpoured candles and sparkling glitter bottles, there’s something in their collection to dazzle all. As each item is made to order, they can be adapted to your needs. alexandria-couture.co.uk CENTRE-CATERING Catering Located in the heart of West Sussex, CentreCatering is a professional group of chefs who’ll provide memorable dishes for your wedding reception, tailoring the menu to your dietary requirements and delivering high-quality, flavour-packed food. centre-catering.com

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COLE-YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY Receiving a beautiful wedding album after your big day is a keepsake you’ll treasure forever. Sarah’s approachable personality and timeless photography style will capture the important traditions as well as the precious fleeting moments between you and your loved ones. cole-youngphotography.com

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HARPUR CENTRE FLORIST Style out your venue with a sensational array of flowers to form a picturesque backdrop to your wedding day photographs. Harpur Centre Florist can design every floral element for your wedding party. harpurcentreflorist.co.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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I DO SUSSEX Wedding Coordinating all of your wedding plans and liaising Planner with each supplier is a lot to handle. Kayleigh De Silva from I Do Sussex has the experience to make your ceremony and reception run smoothly. Her personalised services cover the areas of Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London. idosussex.com JM WEDDING CARS Wedding Capture those precious moments as you drive off Cars as newlyweds with KM Wedding cars. Providing spectacular vintage cars from the 1930s, their vehicles are kept in pristine condition and can be dressed with ribbons and flowers to suit your chosen colour palette. jm-weddings.co.uk LEIGH IRVING MAKEUP ARTIST Hair & Every bride wants to feel radiant and glowing Makeup on their wedding day. Leigh Irving is a wellestablished hairstylist and makeup artist based in Hertfordshire who will ensure you are ready for the camera lens. She’ll work to create your vision and make your features shine. leighirvingmakeup.co.uk

Cake MARIAN CAKE STUDIO Marian’s delicate tiers of perfectly baked sponge and icing will wow your guests at your wedding reception. Her luxury modern wedding cakes will create a picture-perfect moment for the ‘cake cutting’ tradition, and they certainly taste as good as they look. mariancakestudio.com Wedding SAL MAJIK EVENTS Planner Mickayla is a fun and approachable wedding planner in Berkshire who will make the journey as simple and stress-free as possible. On your free consultation and beyond, she’ll get to know you on a personal level and ensure that every important detail is never overlooked. salmajikevents.co.uk SANPADO FLORIST Florist Sanpado takes pride in creating unique flowers for celebrations. They’ll tie together your favourite blooms to fit the tone and style of your day, whether you’d like pops of colour or soft neutrals and foliage. facebook.com/sanpadopetals SATIN & SILK BRIDAL Satin & Silk is Hereford’s most established bridal store, with a fantastic variety of award-winning bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and mother of

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the bride outfits to choose from. The highly trained staff will help you find your perfect fit and tailor your chosen dress in-house. satinandsilkbridal.co.uk STEPHANIE KYLES BRIDAL If you’re looking for sustainable bridalwear for your Bridal wedding day, Stephanie Kyles Bridal in Hereford Boutique is an essential stop-off. You can purchase a preloved wedding dress, create a bespoke design, or Stephanie can breathe new life into a gown from your wardrobe. stephaniekylesbridal.com THROW A DOG A BONE Dog Throw A Dog A Bone makes it possible to have Chaperone your furry best friend by your side on your wedding day. As the ring bearer, for the family photos or with you the entire day, this personalised dog chaperone service will look after your pup with utmost care. throwadogabone.co.uk

Music & WAITERS WHO SING Add a touch of magic to your wedding reception Entertainment with a group of singing waiters. They’ll act as regular service staff for the beginning of the meal, and surprise your guests later on when they burst into a chorus of songs to get the party started. facebook.com/waiterswhosing ART IN MOTION Live Portrait Why not capture the unique atmosphere of your Artist wedding with a live artist. While you dance the night away, Anneka and Teresa will create a work of art in real-time so that your guests can see its progress. The finished canvas makes a precious keepsake to take home with you. art-in-motion.co.uk TWIST STUDIOS Wedding If you’re looking for a flexible personal training Fitness programme in the run-up to your wedding day, Adam Double’s Three Twist Studios in Forest Hill and Lewisham can help you achieve your goals. Adam is a friendly, fully qualified personal trainer who’ll create a bespoke plan for you. twiststudios.co.uk CAVA MILANA For your little ones to look the part, turn to Cava Milana for luxury handcrafted children’s clothes. The family business work with some of the best designers to bring you a variety of stunning pieces for flower girls, bridesmaids and page boys. cavamilana.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA BETH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY The idea behind this styled photoshoot was to create a magical theme that epitomises a love story so vivid that you can almost touch it. Bringing together romance, luxury and understated elegance, the team of suppliers set about designing the spaces with elegant floral installations, an enchanting dessert lounge, textured velvet furniture and subtle French styling details. Pinks, purples and reds add pops of colour in the florals and balloon displays, while classic attire for both the bride and the groom ensures a timeless look. Candlesticks flicker across tablescapes adding to the romantic theme. The photoshoot was designed to be a major dose of wedding inspiration for couples with an appreciation for luxury and an eye for detail.

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Colette & Mike PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISI AGIER PHOTOGRAPHY

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Real Weddings “Marrying in South Africa in a place we love makes it so special every time we visit”

THE FAIRYTALE BEGINS For this month’s cover bride, Colette, and her groom Mike, their wedding was destined to be a fairytale experience from the moment of the proposal, but we’ll let them tell you the story: “One year to the day since we started dating, Mike took me to Chantilly Forest to a beautiful French chateau. He proposed at sunset on the balcony, it was so romantic.” Continuing the fairytale theme, the couple made the Cavalli Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa, their venue for the wedding. “I love the manicured gardens, the horses and equestrian feel, the views to the mountains and the elegance and attention to detail on the estate. It was the first place that came to mind after Mike proposed.” MADE TO MEASURE Bride Colette stunned in a bespoke dress designed by Kobus Dippenaar. “He was amazing and made me feel like a true princess,” smiles the bride. “I have been modelling for years and worked with him before, so the decision was a no-brainer. He is a wonderful friend and one of the best designers and created a dress to fit my personality, while still feeling timeless. I loved the over skirt – it made me feel so special.” TYING THE KNOT Colette and Mike married in a church ceremony at their beautiful venue. “It had rained and rained all morning and then just as we drove to the venue, the clouds parted, the sun

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beamed down and the air was lovely and fresh,” remembers the bride, with the added sparkle that rain on your wedding day is said to bring good luck, too. SIP, SIP, HOORAY The couple opted to style their wedding around Champagne. “We both love bubbles and a wedding is the ultimate celebration, so we chose a palette of blush pink and gold, with Champagne cork place settings and golden chandeliers, with green and white flowers for a classic feel. Nico Laubcher from N Concepts and Designs helped a lot, we had a great understanding and he exceeded my expectations,” enthuses Colette. JET, SET, GO After celebrating their wedding in South Africa, the newlyweds jetted off to Six Senses in Oman and then on to Baros in the Maldives. “They were both amazing and very memorable,” the couple enthuse. “Our wedding was so emotional, knowing I was marrying Mike and properly settling in England together. It was a huge moment in our lives and the love and happiness was overwhelming.” WH

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THE BRIDE GLOWED IN HER CUSTOM BRIDAL GOWN, COMPLETE WITH FLOWING OVERSKIRT ATOP A FIGURESKIMMING LACE DESIGN WITH DAINTY SPAGHETTI STRAPS. THE COUPLE MADE THE MOST OF THE GOLDEN HOUR LIGHT FOR PHOTOS THAT OOZE ATMOSPHERE. ROMANTIC DRAPES, GLITTERING CHANDELIERS AND ABUNDANT FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS MAX OUT ON STYLE AND CHARM. LIVE MUSIC BROUGHT THEIR LUXURY VENUE, THE CAVALI ESTATE, TO LIFE. THE COUPLE’S GROOMSMEN AND SUPPLIERS: BRIDESMAIDS ECHOED THE ELEGANT “Our STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ BLACK TIE DRESS CODE. yourself_MODELS @nat_oliviaandjude deanosearle CELEBRANT @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER @kate_swerdlow_photo_ studio VIDEOGRAPHER @kevinlinesphoto FLORIST @sarah_ maylin_flowers HAIRSTYLIST @bespokebridal_hair MAKEUP @b.mills.mua VINTAGE CROCKERY @elsierosecrockery CUPCAKES AND SWEET TREATS @atyourwishcakes WEDDING CAKES @cakewizard1 FOOD PLATTERS @grazing. together WEDDING CAR @mc_weddingcars DRINKS@ littleitalybarco WEDDING SWING @bloomandswing GARDEN GAMES @dolly_dimples_weddings CONFETTI AND BUNTING @thepartyoutlet DRESSES @heritagebrides CHAIR HIRE @ charles_hire LUXURY WEDDING BOOKLET@weditionwedding JEWELLERY@cocogreyjewellery GROOMS SUIT @ annbridalmrmackysmenswear STATIONERY @houseofhalley @ cocolemondesigns HAIR ACCESSORIES @1940bridal VENUE@ essendonccweddings FAVOURS @perfectlypersonalisedbylauren SINGER @kaleysings_weddingsandevents

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PAWFECT PROPOSAL It was in the charming St Mawes that groom William proposed to bride Alexandra. “Will never books holidays for us, but he’d booked this one and even arranged a day off with my boss!” smiles Alexandra. “We’d been for a long walk with our dog Bertie and Will proposed over afternoon tea. I’d gone to collect our cockapoo, who’d jumped over a wall, and returned to see the ring box on the table. The rest, as they say, is history!”

“It was amazing to see everyone we love in one room together, it felt like Christmas day!”

BEST OF THE WEST “Will was keen for a winter wedding because he hated the idea of being too hot on his wedding day. I also didn’t fancy a summer date, as I didn’t want to worry about the weather.” The couple set the date for December at their venue, Trevenna Farms. “It was the perfect venue, dog friendly and more like a wedding village as so many guests could stay with us all weekend. It was ideal as many of our family and friends were coming from afar and being able to host them felt really special. The barn we got married in was a blank slate, so we could add decorations to suit us personally,” the bride recalls. WINTER WARDROBE Despite confessing to not enjoying the dress shopping, we think this bride pulled it out the bag with her silk design with delicate spaghetti straps. “It felt so right because I felt so comfortable in it. We added a belt and a winter cape to keep me warm. Our dog whined the whole way through the ceremony (you can even hear it on the video!) because he

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“Our venue was more like a wedding village, 40 guests could stay too!”

wanted to jump up at me, but of course I couldn’t risk that with my silk dress,” the bride laughs. SOMETHING BLUE Wanting a winter theme that didn’t shout Christmas, the couple styled their celebrations in elegant tones of silver, blue and white. “Our venue was really low effort on the organisation front, we didn’t need to do much at all. It was totally stress free and we’d definitely recommend it.” MAGICAL MOMENTS “For me, it was getting away for a little while onto the moors for some photos taken just the two of us,” smiles Alexandra. “It was a chance for us to say ‘can you believe what we’ve just done?!’ and enjoy the moment before the meal and dancing. Our wonderful photography team were fantastic, capturing and recording the wedding.” TWIN-CENTRE HONEYMOON The newlyweds jetted off to Sri Lanka and the Maldives with the help of Kuoni. When asked what they thought of it the couple had just three words: “Best holiday ever!”. WH

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RELAXED BARE TIMBER TRESTLE TABLES WERE WOVEN WITH NATURAL FOLIAGE TABLE RUNNERS TO CREATE A TRULY RUSTIC AND ROMANTIC COUNTRY FEEL FOR THEIR RECEPTION. SUSPENDED PLANKS OVERFLOWING WITH GREENERY FROM THE AIRY DRAPE CEILING ADDED 360-DEGREE DETAIL. COMPLEMENTING THEIR WINTER WEDDING DATE, BRIDE ALEXANDRA OPTED FOR A PRETTY BELT, FAUX-FUR CAPE AND BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET COMPLETE WITH ICY BLUE SUPPLIERS: WHITE EUCALYPTUS AND WHIMSICAL STYLING ANDTO PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ ANEMONES FINISH HER LOOK.

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Hannah & Henry

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Having a Field Day POPPING THE QUESTION For Hannah and Henry, their engagement had all the makings of myth and legend, with the groom choosing the dramatic basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Island to ask the all-important question. “Henry told me to look out to sea for a photo and I spotted his shadow get down on one knee. I knew this was it,” grins Hannah, before revealing “the most important thing was making sure we didn’t drop the ring on the causeway!”. FINDING THE ONE Wanting to keep her boutique experiences local, Hannah headed to several local bridal ateliers before she followed her heart to ‘the one’. “I’d put together a list of styles I’d liked online but when I got to the boutique, the dress wasn’t available to try in-store. I desperately wanted to order it as I knew it was the one. I tried on several while waiting and when the dress finally arrived, I stepped out of the dressing room with a beaming smile and said yes to the dress!” reveals Hannah. HOMESPUN HAPPINESS Playing to their strengths, the couple hosted their wedding on the family farm, with the added consideration of the annual harvest when setting the date. “We knew we’d struggle to get the whole family

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away from the farm at once, so why not bring the wedding to them? It’s what I’d always wanted, even if it rained. Your wedding photos and experiences are truly unique when they’re at home, surrounded by the people, animals and landscapes you love.” The couple invited 60 guests to their ceremony, with the guest list leaping to 140 for the party into the night. “We had an open-sided marquee in the evening to balance keeping everyone safe with covid regulations and inviting as many people as possible.” COUNTRY LOVING Hannah and Henry decorated their wedding with a relaxed, rustic vibe. “Having our wedding at home gave us the freedom to do what we wanted and make decisions ourselves. If you don’t mind the extra stress and have the perfect location, a wedding at home is simply beautiful,” they smile. “Our style was country meets colourful, with no particular colour scheme, just lots of pretty pastels.” HIGHLAND FLING Heading north of the border after the big day, STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ the newlyweds ventured to Highland Perthshire yourself_MODELS @nat_oliviaandjude deanosearleinCELEBRANT for a minimoon the beautiful town of @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER Pitlochry,@kate_swerdlow_photo_ staying at The Old Manse of Blair. studio VIDEOGRAPHER @kevinlinesphoto @sarah_ “We hope to haveFLORIST a honeymoon in Switzerland in maylin_flowers HAIRSTYLIST @bespokebridal_hair MAKEUP future, too” they smile. WH SUPPLIERS:

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WEDDING WARDROBE Bride Ruby stunned in a custom Martina Liana wedding dress, purchased at Minster Bridal Boutique. “I’d tried on multiple dresses and couldn’t find ‘the one’, the shape I wanted just wasn’t there,” the bride explains. “The owner of the boutique was amazing and had the designer put two dresses into one for me to make my dream dress. I felt every bit a bride on our wedding day. It was lovely to have the morning getting ready with my mum and bridesmaids. The whole day was surreal and beyond my expectations.” Ruby’s maid of honour and three bridesmaids joined her for her walk down the aisle, wearing pretty designs in a timeless ivory colourway. THE BIG DAY For Anthony and Ruby it was a priority to share their wedding day with all of their family and friends, so a grand scale venue was definitely on the cards. “Originally, we’d planned to get married at Lulworth Castle, but covid-19 meant rescheduling and unfortunately, they didn’t have a summer weekend available the following year. That’s when my friend recommended Came House to us – everything happens for a reason and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. It meant we could enjoy the venue for the whole wedding weekend and not only one day. We invited 110 guests.” Guests were treated to an elegant black tie theme, with Simply Gourmet cooking up a classic menu over three decadent courses for the wedding breakfast, featuring paté to start, roast chicken for the main

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and cheesecake for dessert. Hosted in the grand setting of Came House with Rococo styling and chandeliers aplenty, the celebrations felt truly magical. “My planner, Melanie at Belissimo Weddings, was incredible. Nothing was too big or too small, I couldn’t have done the day without her,” Ruby smiles. THE FIRST DANCE Newlyweds Anthony and Ruby shared their first dance as husband and wife to an acoustic version of ‘Tennessee Whisky’, before The Function Band took to the stage to fill the dance floor into the small hours. “They were out of this world and definitely made the wedding!” the couple gush. “We danced all night long.” LONDON CALLING After the wedding, Ruby and Anthony swapped Dorset for London for a luxury minimoon in the capital city, with plans for a honeymoon abroad next year. WH

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TOWERING ARRANGEMENTS WITH BOLD WHITE BLOOMS AND DARK FOLIAGE ACCENTS CREATED A CLASSICAL FEEL FOR THIS COUPLE’S TIMELESS BLACK TIE WEDDING. THE BRIDESMAIDS STUNNED IN SINGLESHOULDER FIGURE-HUGGING DESIGNS, COMPLEMENTING RUBY’S FISHTAIL WEDDING DRESS WITH LACE BODICE AND DELICATE STRAPS, WHILE THE GROOM LOOKED DAPPER IN A BLACK AND WHITE ENSEMBLE. GUESTS WERE IN FOR A TREAT WITH A GOURMET MENU TO SET THE TONE FOR THE PARTY, BEFORE ASUPPLIERS: LIVE BAND KEPT AND PROPSFULL @designandcreateevents THESTYLING DANCE FLOOR ALL NIGHT. @dress_it_

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HYLANDS ESTATE A stunning Grade II* listed, Neo-Classical Mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion, Hylands House is the perfect setting to host your wedding. Set in over 500 acres of landscaped parkland, the lavish ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the countryside, while the sleek Grand Pavilion accommodates both intimate and large wedding parties of up to 300 guests. hylandsestateweddings.co.uk

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An impressive Italianate-country house with pretty sandstone ashlar, a romantic balcony and two large three-story canted bays that give the notion of a fairytale castle. As soon as you step foot in the door at Bourton Hall, the large reception rooms with their original features will blow you away. The grand staircase is set underneath two stunning glass cupolas that flood the space with natural light, perfect for pictures. Set within 15 acres of lawns, gardens and woodland, and with extensive views across rolling Warwickshire countryside, Bourton Hall has all the charm, elegance and grandeur to form the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. bourton-hall.co.uk JANUARY

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Looking to marry in Dartmoor? Set in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys, Bovey Castle is a truly unforgettable wedding venue in Devon. With its rich history, effortless charm and elegance, you can enjoy a castle wedding like no other. Stunning landscaped gardens and period architecture offer the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, while their experienced wedding team can create any wedding theme. You can hire exclusive use of the venue, perfect for larger weddings and the ultimate private Bovey Castle wedding. boveycastle.com

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Chiswick House is an 18th-century villa that has played host to lavish celebrations for hundreds of years. Say ‘I do’ under the splendid domed saloon, enjoy drinks and canapés across the ornately decorated Galleries or dine among a lavish collection of art history. The Conservatory is set within the Italian Garden, planted with roses, wisteria and many more colourful blooms. chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

GLEN TANAR

Plan for your special day to be surrounded by some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery. Situated in Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire, Glen Tanar is a truly special wedding venue. Say “I do” in the intimate Chapel of St Lesmo before greeting your guests on the lawns, taking in views of the Scottish Highlands. Dine and dance in the Victorian Ballroom, which features a vaulted ceiling adorned with antlers, original oak floors and a welcoming, roaring open fire. glentanar.co.uk

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GOSFIELD HALL

Make an entrance with the 120-footlong aisle in Queen Charlotte’s oak-paneled gallery at Gosfield Hall. With an extravagant ballroom, elegant reception rooms and ten acres of manicured grounds, there are hundreds of beautiful backdrops for your photographs at this Georgian Mansion. gosfield-hall.co.uk

LEEZ PRIORY

A stunning Tudor house, Leez Priory is full of character and charm. The character in the carriageway is remarkable. The giant oak doors on either side are original, and date back to the 16th century, and the cartwheel chandelier spreads light into space below. The look is completed with the medieval flagstone floor, creating the perfect welcome for your wedding guests. The house is set within 40 acres of private grounds. The inner courtyard includes a croquet lawn and is the perfect sunny spot for your drinks and canapé reception. Make the most of the two lakes, babbling brook and wooded areas for the backdrop of your photographs. leez-priory.co.uk

ST AUDRIES PARK

Hidden away in the Somerset countryside, with views of the Bristol Channel, you’ll find St Audries Park. Whatever the season you’re set to marry, this venue is full of elegance and romance. Say your vows in the glass Orangery before making your way to the Great Hall to keep cosy by the open fireplace in the winter, or greet your guests on the manicured lawns after your confetti moment in the summer months. The traditional Georgian Manor dates back to 1086 and is full of fairytale charm. audries-park.co.uk

HOWSHAM HALL

Exuding architectural grandeur, the Grade I listed Howsham Hall lies to the northeast of York, North Yorkshire, in a quiet secluded valley. After 350 years as a family home, the hall has been transformed into a luxury countryside retreat, finished to the highest standard. With a variety of stunning event spaces and 12 luxury bedrooms, it is a perfect venue for a luxury and romantic wedding day. celticcastles.com/castles/howsham-hall 106

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Venues LUTON HOO

The ultimate country resort, set in over 1,000 acres steeped in history and elegance Luton Hoo provides distinctly memorable experiences. Choose between the five-star Mansion House hotel with its royal history, marble interiors and beautiful period rooms and the exclusive use wedding venue Warren Weir. With Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh often returning to Luton Hoo in the early years of their marriage to celebrate their wedding anniversary, it would seem that weddings and civil partnerships at Luton Hoo come with a certain Royal approval. lutonhoo.co.uk

MALLORY COURT

The historic Mallory Court Hotel and Spa is a beautiful Warwickshire wedding venue with an award-winning events team ready to make your special day one to remember. Set in 10 acres of private grounds with views out onto the countryside beyond, there’s plenty of stunning spaces to choose from as a backdrop to your wedding ceremony or reception. The in-house florist and accessories supplier can advise you on stunning floral displays and co-ordinations. Plus, there is room for your guests to stay over and make a weekend of your wedding in one of the 43 bedrooms. mallory.co.uk

PALM HOUSE SEFTON PARK

Marry under the glass dome of Palm House surrounded by an abundance of exotic plants. The Grade 2 listed building is flooded with light – a photographer’s dream venue – and filled with a botanical fragrance. Your guests will be in awe when they arrive, dine on delectable dishes underneath palm leaves and party the night away in the lit-up dome. palmhouse.org.uk

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ROSE COTTAGE

This quintessential romantic retreat is set within the grounds of Gonwin Manor. Close to St Ives, with its plethora of restaurants, galleries and beaches, and the renowned Carbis Bay beach, you’ll find plenty to do during the day. The open-plan, spacious living accommodation boasts vaulted ceilings, a contemporary wood-burning stove and a round dining table, perfect for you to enjoy a romantic meal in together after a day of exploring the area. cornwallhideaways.co.uk/st-ivessurrounding-villages/carbis-bay-holidaycottages/rose-cottage-gonwin-manor

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Found in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mousehole is The Langley Tarne, a charming bolt-hole retreat for two. This characterful cottage is full of original features from its earlier days as a sail loft, including stripped wooden floorboards, sash windows and cute window seats. These, along with the cosy open fireplace, oversized armchairs and the claw-foot roll-top bath for two, make the cottage perfect for a romantic escape at any time of year. cornwallhideaways.co.uk/penzance-surrounding-villages/ mousehole-holiday-cottages/the-langley-tarne

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LANES END COTTAGE

This delightful cottage comprises a spacious sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace and open fire, making it a perfect space for relaxing. Cook up a storm in the kitchen and enjoy a feast together as a married couple before making use of the cottage’s outdoor hot tub and soak your wedding planning stresses away… dorsethideaways.co.uk/central-dorset/cattistock-and-surroundingvillages/lower-wraxall-holiday-cottages/lanes-end-cottage

THE MILL RETREAT

If you are looking for a comfortable base for your Dorset adventures, or a chance to unwind and relax, this property is sure to tick all the boxes. The historic Mill boasts the widest working water wheel in the UK, and while it is not in use at present, the sense of history is evident. A cosy and welcoming retreat after a romantic country walk, beach visit or bike ride. https://www.dorsethideaways.co.uk/central-dorset/cattistock-andsurrounding-villages/maiden-newton-holiday-cottages/the-mill-retreat

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Jasmine Cottage is a beautiful 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage nestled in the quiet, unspoiled village of Windrush. Surrounded by National Trust land, there are numerous walks in the stunning Windrush valley leading to water meadows and idyllic villages. Wildlife and birds are abundant and you will often see foxes, badgers, hares, deer and many beautiful species of birds and wildflowers. Jasmine Cottage is the perfect home-from-home. cotswoldshideaways.co.uk/burford-and-surrounding-villages/windrushholiday-cottages/jasmine-cottage-windrush

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HARROWBY END

Harrowby End is a beautiful Grade II listed stone property. Charming and romantic, it boasts a thatched roof and many historic features. Set within the picturesque Cotswolds village of Ebrington, as soon as you arrive at the cottage you will be greeted by a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. The cottage is picture-perfect and the exterior is reminiscent of Rose Cottage from the film The Holiday! Enjoy a winter escape and relax by the fire in a happy post-wedding bubble. cotswoldshideaways.co.uk/chipping-campden-andsurrounding-villages/ebrington-holiday-cottages/ harrowby-end-2-guests?variableid=175974

SUFFOLK FLINT COTTAGE

This picturesque, terraced, late-Georgian house, sitting in the heart of the beautiful village of Wenhaston, is an ideal retreat, particularly for walkers, music lovers and bird watchers. Flint Cottage combines charm and character with comfort and convenience. The cosy sitting room features a wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of, while the light and airy double bedroom upstairs overlooks the property’s pretty patio garden. suffolkhideaways.co.uk/southwoldsurrounding-area/wenhaston-holidaycottages/flint-cottage

BELCHAMP HALL MILL

Belchamp Hall Mill is a romantic mill that’s been converted to a wonderful, waterside retreat. Much of the character of the mill has been retained during the conversion, with beautiful brick floors downstairs and lots of woodwork throughout. The upper floor has glorious views over the surrounding countryside and millpond, which is a haven for wildlife. The kitchen is well-equipped for whipping up breakfast for two, to be enjoyed overlooking the pond before you head out to explore the surrounding area hand-in-hand. suffolkhideaways.co.uk/the-wool-towns/ belchamp-walter-holiday-cottages/belchamphall-mill

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Monkey Island Estate From the moment we cross the footbridge, Monkey Island – a hotlist-worthy private island estate in the quintessential village of Bray – delivers the ultimate in countryside luxury. Think sprawling manicured lawns, herb gardens, light-filled rooms, and plenty of secret snugs in which to lose yourself with a good book for those inevitable rainy days. Today appeared to be one of those days – but by the time we’d checked in and unpacked, the sun was breaking through the clouds and the sparkling English rosé that had been left in our room on arrival was calling. And the best spot to enjoy a tipple or two? The incredible Shepherd’s Hideaway – a stylishly furnished outdoor snug with prime river views and gourmet hampers filled with local nibbles and fizz. We wander over in our finery for a pre-dinner drink, but it’s also the perfect spot for cosying up in the evening, with a wood burner, candles and blankets. As the sun dips, couples can sip boozy hot chocolate, toast marshmallows on the firepit, and stargaze. The food at this romantic bolthole is also something to be savoured: the gingerrubbed lamb shoulder with yoghurt dressing is not to be missed, served in the modern surroundings of the Monkey Island Brasserie, which looks particularly beautiful in the evening when mini festoon lights illuminate the gardens. In need of some R&R? Flop across to Monkey Island’s one-of-a-kind spa, housed on the Thames inside a floating barge, and zone out with the hotel’s signature Floating Massage. It’s everything you could want from a weekend in the countryside. monkeyislandestate.co.uk

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Richmond Hill Hotel Atop the hill in the leafy side of London and only moments from Royal Richmond Park sits the extraordinary Richmond Hill Hotel. The recently refurbished destination hotel is a home away from home, but with lots of added luxuries. From our roll-top bath in our extra-large bathroom to our warm robes left out waiting for us, Richmond Hill Hotel is that little bit of escapism you need from day-to-day life, and you don't have to travel too far to get it! Explore Richmond and all it has to offer before retiring to your luxurious bedroom or if you want to really make the most of your stay at the hotel, relax and unwind with a visit to the hotel's in-house treatment room, the SKIN lounge, and enjoy a treatment from one of their expert therapists. We recommend a radiance facial for a whole hour of absolute heaven. You also can't visit Richmond Hill Hotel without sampling some of the food from their award-winning restaurant. The 144 On The Hill restaurant is the recipient of an AA Rosette so you know the food will be as good as you expect and more! Experience modern cuisine in an idyllic setting and sip on a post-meal gin and tonic or one of the signature cocktails at the bar. We really couldn't think of a better way to end the evening. Once you have experienced your toe-tingling treatment and are filled to the brim with excellent cuisine and cocktails, it will be time to head back to your suite filled with Georgian charm. It's the perfect place to relax, unwind and destress from wedding planning. richmondhill-hotel.co.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Say 'I Do' on New Year’s Eve Last month we suggested you consider a wedding at Christmas time, especially at Blame Her Ranch, which is always decorated to the nines. But, as another option, how about New Year’s Eve? Here are ten reasons why New Year’s weddings are a fabulous idea. True, most couples dream of a sunny summer wedding, but lately it seems like more couples have been ditching the traditional and seeking something with a bit of flair. From flowing champagne to black and white decor, here are the ten reasons why New Year’s Eve is the perfect wedding date:

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EVERYONE LIKES A PARTY Everybody wants something fun to do on New Year’s Eve, but overpriced restaurants and packed bars have clearly lost their appeal. Your guests would be overly excited about something unique and special to do on New Year’s Eve.

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CELEBRATE INTO THE WEE HOURS Most wedding venues want weddings wrapped up before midnight, but not Blame Her Ranch, the venue let's you party well past midnight. So your wedding would start a little later, but the fun can continue into the night and even offer an early morning breakfast of waffles and fruit for the guests.

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FLOWING BUBBLY Champagne or sparkling wine screams New Year’s Eve, but it can also give your wedding a sophisticated touch, where Champagne becomes the centerpiece of activities well beyond the traditional toast.

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NO NEED FOR A THEME In today’s world, it seems as though every wedding has to have a theme. But with New Year’s Eve, the theme is built-in. And, can be used for everything in terms of decor, table cloths, chandeliers, dress-code and glassware.

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Start the New Year as a married couple and celebrate in style! off a bit and have fun. Dazzling attire and other accents that shine and sparkle are a must for New Year’s Eve.

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PUTTING ON THE RITZ New Year’s Eve is without question a glamorous night. So, make it a black-tie affair as it is the one time of the year people do not mind getting dressed up in style. There is nothing better than 150 guests dressed in formal attire from top to bottom. The pictures will be unbelievable.

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NO SET SCHEDULES Most weddings have a traditional flow of events. But, New Year’s allows you to mix it up a little. Said another way, the dress will be formal, but the activities can be informal! We love the idea of actually starting the wedding festivities with cocktails, champagne, and dancing for all the guests while the couple and wedding party are hidden from site. This builds up expectations and a bigger surprise later in the evening.

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RESOLUTIONS FOR FUN Resolutions to start off the year should be part of any New Year’s Eve wedding. These resolutions can be put into a large jar or in the guest book, but turn it into something fun and interactive by having your guests write their resolution on a chalkboard and to share their thinking after dinner. You can also pin them to sky lanterns and let them blow away into the night.

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COUNTDOWN CRESCENDO The traditional countdown to midnight must be baked into your New Year’s Eve wedding. Simple party horns and top hats are an easy addition, but try to get them personalised so no one forgets your New Year’s Eve wedding.

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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER New Year’s Day is the start or restart of one’s life. It is a chance to start anew (and in the couple’s case, together) from this point forward. But there is an extra bonus. You will never forget your anniversary and your guests won’t either! WH WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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European Adventure

Brimming with cultural history, endless natural beauty and more romantic honeymoon hotels than you can imagine, Europe promises unbeatable adventures for two... Towering cathedral spires, winding cobbled streets, picturesque canal bridges and sweeping golden sands are some of the alluring features that draw couples from around the world to visit Europe on their honeymoon. It’s one of the most diverse continents, where couples can take a train from one country to the next or island-hop across

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Villa Tolomei A timeless honeymoon location

Florence is often considered to be the soul of Italy, where art, culture and architectural beauty come together like no other place in the world. Known as the cradle of the Renaissance, the Tuscan city has inspired some of the greatest art masterpieces in history – a treasure trove of cultural discovery. THINGS TO DO Take a look inside the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Marvel at the statue of David by Michelangelo at the Galleria dell’Accademia. Stroll across the worldfamous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. WHERE TO STAY: VILLA TOLOMEI Renaissance style meets rural bliss at Villa Tolomei in Tuscany. This historic residence has been restored to provide guests with a 5-star luxury experience. Surrounded by the verdant rolling hills of Marignolle yet just a few minutes from the spellbinding city of Florence, this secluded getaway gives you the best of both worlds. Relax by the vast heated swimming pool, roam the 20-hectare park and enjoy authentic à la carte dining at its Il Conventino a Marignolle restaurant. villatolomeihotel.it/en 118

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in Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful destination for honeymoons. ife Situated r e n The incredible Teide volcano dominates the landscape and is known to be one e T of the best climbs in Europe. Mount If beach relaxation is the main priority on your honeymoon, the island is surrounded by a spectacular coastline, with sands of every colour from volcanic black to golden yellow. The entire island is a kaleidoscope of terrain from gentle shorelines to steep ravines, clifftops, and dense forest. It’s an otherworldly location where the unique environment surprises and delights its visitors. THINGS TO DO Hike through the Teide National Park, home to the extraordinary Mount Teide volcano. Book a dolphin watching trip in the clear waters between Tenerife and La Gomera. Visit the charming town of Garachico and take a dip in its natural pools. WHERE TO STAY: BAHÍA DEL DUQUE Luxury in Tenerife is redefined at the Bahía del Duque, a tranquil retreat on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Time seems to stand still in this beautiful resort, where relaxation is paramount and world-class service is at your beck and call. The hotel is designed in 19th-century Canarian villa style, giving it an unmistakable boutique feel that makes you feel right at home. thetaishotels.com/bahia-del-duque

Chianti is one of the most stunning areas in the whole of Tuscany, where you’ll find a quintessential scene of rolling vineyards under bright blue skies. Visitors come from all over the globe to admire its beauty and taste the local vineyards’ fine fruits. The Chianti region spans the provinces of Florence and Siena, which makes it a wonderful setting for couples who want to combine rural bliss with city day trips. Cycle through postcard-worthy olive groves, visit charming little stone villages and soak up the laid-back Italian way of life affectionately known as the ‘dolce vita’. THINGS TO DO Go wine tasting in the local region and try wines straight from the vineyard. Enjoy an Italian cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen. Explore the castles dotted around Chianti such as Castello di Brolio WHERE TO STAY: COMO CASTELLO DEL NERO If you’re visualising a magical trip spent in a majestic Tuscan castle, look no further than COMO Castello Del Nero. This 12-century fortress combines timeless Renaissance features with sleek contemporary design to provide a 5-star hotel experience within a remarkable historical building. There are endless activities to do here and Castello Del Nero leaves you spoilt for choice. comohotels.com/en/castellodelnero

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Romance in the City of a Hundred Spires

The capital city of the Czech Republic is known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, with its incredible variety of Gothic churches, medieval chapels and Baroque palaces. Simply wandering through Prague’s cobbled city centre is a feast for the eyes, with incredible architecture at every turn. Notable sights include Charles Bridge, one of the most picturesque bridges in Europe, and the Vltava River that has sparked some of the most beautiful pieces of 19thcentury classical music. The city’s intrinsic relationship with the arts makes it an incredibly romantic place to honeymoon. THINGS TO DO Listen to performances at the Rudolfinum, the Municipal House or one of the churches in Prague. Discover the city’s ornately decorated buildings such as the Church of Our Lady before Týn or the grand Wallenstein Palace. Look out for the Astronomical Clock’s hourly animated show – one of the oldest of its kind.

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WHERE TO STAY: THE GRAND MARK PRAGUE The majestic atmosphere across the city of Prague deserves an equally regal hotel. The Grand Mark Prague is just a minute’s walk away from the central train station yet its palatial size makes it feel like a destination of its own. From the moment you arrive, you’ll have full access to its cutting edge facilities including a calming spa to relax in, a fully equipped gym and a superb variety of dining experiences that satisfy even the most discerning of travellers. Some of the en suite bedrooms also have fireplaces and terraces overlooking the city centre – there’s no better place to sit back and relax in the lap of luxury. grandmark.cz

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Ancient history and modern hospitality combine in Rhodes to set the scene for a mesmerising honeymoon break. As the largest Dodecanese island in Greece, Rhodes has a well-preserved Explore, relax and thrillseek in past that traces back to the Knights of St. John Rhodes during the Crusades. It’s a living, breathing museum where history lovers flock to see the age-old buildings and monuments. Today, Rhodes also offers a plethora of activities and it’s most famous for windsurfing and kite surfing. The excellent scuba diving opportunities are another draw, where the divers come to see the old wrecks and marine life. You’ll never run out of things to do in Rhodes, it’s a sunny Greek island with beautiful scenery, inspiring history and delicious gastronomy. THINGS TO DO Tour the Butterfly Valley, a unique and tranquil ecological setting. Visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Explore The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes in the medieval Hospital of the Knights WHERE TO STAY: LINDOS GRAND RESORT & SPA Unwind on the island’s most stylish adults-only resort just above Vlycha Bay, where ocean views surround every suite and one of the most pristine beaches in Rhodes is on your doorstep. This hotel offers the perfect balance of beachfront serenity and nearby access to the charming Greek village of Lindos. At Lindos Grand Resort & Spa you’ll enter a complete cocoon of relaxation. Indulge in soothing spa treatments, sunbathe by the infinity pool and dine at its variety of restaurants serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine. lindosgrand.com 120

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE At Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resorts you will find the perfect location and service to ensure that your special day is unforgettable in all its details. Individuality, creativity and professionalism are the elements whichour team dedicates to every wedding drawing up an offer "tailored to your dreams". With a maximum capacity of 150 people.

SAYING YES, I DO! Looking into each other’s eyes with a romantic backdrop to exchange your vows in front of your loved ones. At Villa Tolomei we offer one of the most stunning locations to celebrate your wedding in the greenery of the Tuscan countryside. Saying “Yes, I do!” Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resorts will remain a sweet memory you will always cherish in your hearts.

THE ONLY LIMIT IS YOUR FANTASY! Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resorts is the perfect setting for those who dream of awedding in a historic house, with its large outdoor garden, finely furnished interiors and a breathtaking panoramic view....

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meets new in Spring 2022 with the NEW Iron Gwazi, at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay - the tallest, steepest, and fastest hybrid rollercoaster in North America (buschgardens.com). Fitness buffs can explore popular parts of the city by foot or grab a kayak or paddle board from Urban Kai and enjoy sweeping views of the skyline from the water. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park offers a range of evening exercise classes right on the waterfront and after you’ve finished you are in easy walking distance to many bars and restaurants – you’ve earnt it after all! Tampa Bay is the culinary capital of Florida and so if food is your thing, you’ll love your honeymoon in Tampa Bay. Indulge in Armature Works and Sparkman Wharf, two food halls that bookend the 2.6-mile Tampa Riverwalk. Treat yourselves to the world-renowned Bern’s Steak House which houses the world’s largest wine collection or take a step back in time at Florida’s oldest restaurant in Ybor City, The Columbia Restaurant. Culture and art aficionados can learn about the rich history of Ybor City and its important cigar culture in the NEW J.C. Newman Cigar Museum which is housed in America’s oldest family-owned cigar factory. Take a walking tour through the brick-laden streets of Ybor City and step into Jose Martí Park, a quarter-acre of Cuban-owned soil. Enjoy a date night at the Tampa Museum of Art or the historic 1920s movie palace, Tampa Theatre, where classic films are brought to life with live orchestra accompaniments.


Honeymoon Competition End your happy days with some retail therapy at the region’s premier shopping destination, International Plaza and Bay Street which offers 200+ luxury brands and restaurants or head over to the beautiful, open-air shopping neighbourhood, Hyde Park Village, where highend retailers and restaurants will keep you busy all evening. Cocktail culture is just as much a part of Tampa Bay as sunshine and hand-rolled cigars and so for the perfect sundowner, there’s an endless variety of new and exciting options taking you to new heights. Enjoy your drink with sweeping downtown views at both the NEW Sal Y Mar rooftop at the Aloft/Element Midtown and the NEW SIX rooftop lounge at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. Local favourites also include M. Bird located atop Armature Works which has one of the best sunset views of downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River.

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Only 30 weddings per year. Totally bespoke. Totally private. Totally unique. Totally yours. Live the Transformation of your childhood’s fantasy into a fantastic reality... At The Cupule each wedding is an enchanted, Summer dream. So romantic, natural and fairytale that is channeling effortlessly the blessing of the day. Love is in the air, at The Cupule, in the heart of The National Park of Cape Grecco, in Cyprus.


Engraving memories...The Cupule Ayia Napa, Cyprus

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orth American weddings are larger-than-life celebrations where an average of up to two hundred family and friends come together to witness the marriage of their loved ones. Consisting of a legal ceremony and a fun-filled reception at a beautifully decorated venue, their one-day format is similar to those held in European countries. Steeped in the wedding traditions of a romantic fairytale, their elaborate scale and creative design often involve an extended period of professional planning. Modern-day North American wedding ceremonies can also take place in any venue of choice, as long as they are officiated by a licensed State celebrant. This flexibility beyond the classical church setting opens up a new horizon of potential wedding locations for engaged couples, from breathtaking North American mountain scenery to chic city hotels and everything in between. While the summer months remain a desirable season to marry in, there has been a notable rise in popularity for fall and winter weddings across America. Here are eight spectacular cold-weather wedding venues to spark ideas for a stateside celebration.

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Twin Farms, Vermont

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Toast to the newlyweds around the fireplace and enjoy a candlelit reception dinner as the snow begins to fall. Here are our top North American winter wedding venues to set your sights on...

Blending harmoniously with the land it sits upon, Twin Farms is a relaxed country estate that sets the stage for an enchanting celebration. Its 300 acres provide excellent opportunities for wedding photographs, featuring a nine-acre pond, woodland trails and vast meadows with mountain backdrops. Or if you’re keen on outdoor activities with your loved ones, there’s always time to go hiking, biking, crosscountry skiing and ice-skating. It’s a tranquil destination of its own where you’ll soak up the crisp Vermont air and leave restored and revitalised. Each of the cottages at Twin Farms is individually designed with cosy fireplaces and free-standing bathtubs so you can settle in and feel welcome at once. Their spacious layouts are perfect for getting ready on the morning of the wedding, with plenty of natural light streaming through the windows. With all the amenities and home comforts around you, getting married at Twin Farms feels like a natural setting for many brides and grooms around the world. twinfarms.com


Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah

Travel No experience at the Sundance Mountain Resort is ever the same. Its mindful ethos of art, nature and community allows you to reconnect with your surroundings and personalise your itinerary each time. Nestled at the base of the imposing 12,000 foot Mount Timpanogos, Sundance’s Founder, Robert Redford, took great care in seamlessly blending the facilities with the environment, while preserving the area along the way. The resort is a haven of natural beauty where you can host an unforgettable wedding across its indoor and outdoor spaces. Sundance Mountain Resort is composed of 95 luxury guest cottages, 10 mountain homes, flexible event spaces and 5,000 acres of untouched alpine scenery to explore. It’s an all in one destination where you and your guests can gather, dine and dance beneath the towering pines and starry skies. If you’d like to book recreational activities for your wedding party during their stay, there are a fantastic variety of things to do including skiing, horse riding, zip line tours and spa treatments. The awe-inspiring Sundance Resort is a sanctuary of inspiration and discovery. sundanceresort.com

The Little Nell, Colorado

Poised beautifully on the mountainside where guests can ski in and out as they please, The Little Nell is proud to be Aspen’s only 5-star, 5-diamond hotel. The panoramic mountain views, spacious suites and warm hospitality have an authentic alpine charm that reflects Aspen’s laid back nature. From the moment you enter, it will feel like a luxury home from home, where you can kick off your ski boots and enjoy a drink by the crackling fire. The exceptional location near Aspen Airport, combined with unparalleled service and amenities makes it an irresistible location.

The Plaza, New York

The Little Nell is a stunning 92-bedroom hotel at the top of the slopes, where grand or intimate weddings take place throughout the year. For a winter ceremony, the Wedding Overlook is a spectacular setting with 360-degree snowy mountain views at over 11,000 feet. Here there are limitless opportunities for newlywed photographs and the Aspen Mountain Club reception venue is just a stone’s throw away. Inside, the experienced team of chefs will cook up a feast to your taste, paired perfectly with a palatable wine that’s hand-selected. thelittlenell.com In the city that never sleeps, you can host a mesmerising wedding celebration that raises the bar to new heights. The Plaza in New York has been long-established as a hotel icon since its debut in 1907. From the moment the grand doors opened, royalty, world leaders and movie stars have graced its halls and have reaffirmed its status as one of the most desirable hotels in the city. Overlooking the lush lanes of Central Park and the Pulitzer Fountain, its unbeatable location and romantic ambience makes it the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding in New York. The staff at the hotel have meticulous attention to detail and impeccable hospitality standards, meaning that every guest is treated with utmost care. With three ballroom venues to choose from and 282 guestrooms, there is the flexibility to make the luxury hotel feel like your own majestic residence. With the option to book the new wedding service, ‘Fairmont Weddings by Neil Lane’, you can receive expert guidance from a renowned wedding planner to create an exquisite event tailored to your vision. fairmont.com/the-plaza-new-york WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Amangani, Wyoming Montage Deer Valley, Utah

The pinnacle of romance awaits you at Montage Deer Valley, where breathtaking mountain scenery meets 5-star comfort. This authentic alpine retreat has direct entry into one of America’s finest ski resorts. Marrying here in the heart of the mountains with panoramic vistas of the glistening white snow is a dreamlike vision. With the flexibility to host up to 400 guests in the Grand Ballroom or just a few of your closest family members, your special day at Montage Deer Valley will be tailored entirely to your preferences.

For a back-to-nature experience in the mountains, look no further than Amangani, in the foothills of the powder white peaks of the Grand Tetons. The contemporary all-season resort is comprised of sleek redwood and sandstone materials, leaving it very easy on the eye from both the inside and out. Amangani has a dazzling vantage point overlooking the mountains and the meandering Snake River Valley. Not only does it make the ultimate retreat to unwind in true Aman resort fashion, but it also offers easy transfers to some of the USA’s finest ski slopes and National Parks.

The resort’s unusual name translates to a familiar feeling of ‘peaceful home’. It’s a secluded setting on the crest of the East Gros Ventre Butte at approximately 7000 feet above sea level. From this incredible height, your stay here will rise above the rest, with beautiful views through floor-to-ceiling windows, complemented by discreet hospitality that goes above and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape with your other half or your honeymoon destination, Amangani has it all. aman.com/resorts/amangani

The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The hotel houses a variety of exquisite restaurants and the professional team of in-house chefs can prepare a bespoke meal for your wedding. Whether you’d like an intimate rehearsal dinner, a stately banquet for your reception meal or some late-night snacks on the dance floor, the team understand how to bring the very best out of your event. Once your all partied out, you can head to the 35,000 square-foot spa sanctuary, where a selection of soothing treatments await to ease you into married life. montagehotels.com/deervalley

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Experience alpine luxury like no other at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe. A worldrenowned hotel in North America where you can ski right in and out of the hotel at your leisure. With a myriad of activities and indulgent cuisine to enjoy, you and your guests will be endlessly entertained and inspired by the beautiful mountain environment. With two, three or four-bed Residential Suites also on offer, it’s easy to keep families together. With a vast spa, a slope-side heated pool and a popular après ski terrace, it’s a luxurious place to spend time with your loved ones. Weddings at The Ritz Carlton are a decadent affair, entirely personalised around your ideas. Walk through a pine tree-lined aisle for your outdoor woodland ceremony, followed by drinks on the Fireside Terrace or say 'I do' in the RitzCarlton Ballroom, where evening receptions can go on late into the evening. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/lake-tahoe


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WEDDING PLANNER Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

PHOTOGRAPHY

Hayley Fraser Photography weddingsbyhayleyandcraig.com 01358 761210

THE DRESS

Heritage Boutique fb.com/HeritageBoutiqueuk 07794 079787

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

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com/our-shops/edinburgh

0131 556 9121

THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

Gordon Cooper Piano gordoncooperpiano.co.uk 07708 072108

MARQUEE HIRE

Esslemont Marquees fb.com/EsslemontMarquees/ 07729 875441

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

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WEDDING VENUES Wick Farm Bath wickfarmbath.co.uk 01225 722238

VENUE STYLIST

Ambience Venue Styling Bath ambiencevenuestyling.com 07855 309868

PHOTOGRAPHY

Maple & Fleur mapleandfleur.com 07935 400789

THE DRESS

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

THE RING

Jody Cory Goldsmiths jodycory.co.uk 01225 460072

LOOKING GOOD

Leanna Biggs leannabiggsmakeupandhair.com 07739 466156

FLOWERS

Goldfinch Floral Studio goldfinchfloralstudio.co.uk 07858 393853

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Lillytilly ltd lillytilly-ltd.business.site 07891 493810

THE CAKE

Forever Violets by Erin – May

facebook.com/forevervioletscakes

07522 633739

STATIONERY

Hunter Gatherings hunter-gatherings.com 07791 960632

CATERING

Ebbie’s Kitchen ebbieskitchen.co.uk/ 07782 369896

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

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

THE CELEBRANT

Kit Handford Ceremonies kit-handford-ceremonies.co.uk/ 01225 240218

THE MUSIC

SJT Roadshow sjtroadshow.co.uk 07762 144099

MARQUEE HIRE

Andrews Marquees andrewsmarquees.co.uk 01275 545199

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

| BEDFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES Crescent Hall crescenthall.co.uk 01582 723386

WEDDING PLANNERS Champink champink.uk 07881 614252

PHOTOGRAPHY Big Little Dreams

biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk

07986 451317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk . 07496 631318

THE RING

Jodie Gearing jodiegearing.com 07906 606612

LOOKING GOOD Kelly Marie Prescott

fb.com/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist

07788 793484

FLOWERS

Harpur Centre Florist harpurcentreflorist.co.uk 01234 218761

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Westways Carriages brunswickcarriagehorses.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

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Wholehearted Ceremonies wholeheartedceremonies.co.uk 07944 494420

THE MUSIC

Nigel Hammond Music nigelhammondmusic.com 07786 193525

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511791

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244811

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Glen Tanar Estate glentanar.co.uk 01339 886451

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The Old Mill Aldermaston theoldmillaldermaston.co.uk 0118 971 2365

WEDDING PLANNERS My Amazing Events myamazingevents.co.uk 07411 133393

PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Kemp chriskemp.co.uk 07740 042939

THE DRESS

Catherine Blades Couture catherinebladescouture.com 07949 505807

THE RING

Simeon’s Jewellery simeonsjewellery.shop Phone n. 07712 813326

LOOKING GOOD

Joyce Connor Makeup joyceconnormakeup.co.uk 07788 993965

FLOWERS

Rhoda Louisa rhodalouisafloralevents.com 07769 308985

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Always Chauffeur alwayschauffeur.co.uk 07974 572969

THE CAKE

Cake Buds cakebuds.co.uk 07815 189853

STATIONERY

Yours-Aye yours-aye.com 07855 300598

CATERING

Fosters Catering fosters-catering.co.uk 01256 356006

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0118 957 5995

THE CELEBRANT

Silver Bee Ceremonies silverbeeceremonies.co.uk 07786 268446

THE MUSIC

NightLights DJ & Event nightlights.co.uk 0118 945 4137

MARQUEE HIRE

Cascade Events Ltd marquee-tent-hire.co.uk 0118 931 0194

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Berkshire Sweet Carts berkshiresweetcart.co.uk 07974 572969


WEDDING PLANNERS Seymour Events seymourevents.co.uk 07784 917600

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

Berries and Blossom berriesandblossomflorist.co.uk 0117 909 0217

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

Ebbie’s Kitchen ebbieskitchen.co.uk 07782 369896

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Bride at Home brideathome.co.uk 0117 956 8068

THE CELEBRANT

Janey the Celebrant janeythecelebrant.co.uk 07929 665921

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

MARQUEE HIRE

Andrews Marquees andrewsmarquees.co.uk 01275 545199

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

WEDDING VENUES Missenden Abbey missendenabbey.co.uk 01494 866811

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY Big Little Dreams

biglittledreamsphotography.co.uk

07986 451 317

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Rosalyn’s Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203 868

LOOKING GOOD Kelly Marie Prescott

fb/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist/

07788 793 484

FLOWERS

The Daisy Chain daisy-chainflorist.co.uk 01844 346 445

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Wedding – Car.co.uk wedding-car.co.uk/default.aspx 07578 038 491

THE CAKE

Bev’s Cakes bevscakes.co.uk 07778 042 196

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 0118 957 5995

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE MUSIC

Nigel Hammond Music nigelhammondmusic.com 07786 193 525

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511 791

SPECIAL TOUCHES MK Paw Patrol mkpawpatrol.co.uk 07737 633 837

| CAMBRIDGESHIRE WEDDING VENUES Woodhurst Grange

woodhurstgrangeweddings.co.uk

07894 738141

WEDDING PLANNERS R and F Weddings randfweddings.co.uk 07595 986 476

PHOTOGRAPHY

Liz Greenhalgh lizgreenhalgh.co.uk 07739 853 413

THE DRESS

SNOB 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 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Brenda Woods Celebrant

ritualsandresolutions.godaddysites.com

07906 520 860

THE MUSIC

David Lindsay Saxophonist davidlindsay-musician.com 07598 739 114

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS Artsylaser artsylaser.co.uk 07825 334 591

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Walton Castle waltoncastle.com 0800 014 6101

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WEDDING VENUES The Mere Resort themereresort.co.uk 01565 830 155

WEDDING PLANNERS Tracy Lavin Events tracylavinevents.co.uk 01625 538 999

PHOTOGRAPHY

Sally Joanne Photography sallyjoannephotography.com 07793 229 525

THE DRESS

Along Came Eve alongcameeve.com 01244 310 700

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416 154

LOOKING GOOD

Poppy Michelle poppymichelle.co.uk 07834 772 764

FLOWERS

Flowers by Jemma Holmes flowersbyjemmaholmes.co.uk 01617 372 322

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Red Carpet Cars redcarpetweddingcars.co.uk 01244 980 888

THE CAKE

Cheshire Cakes by Kate

cheshirecakesbykate.wordpress.com

07852 714 109

STATIONERY

Say it with print sayitwithprint.co.uk 07969 076 561

CATERING

Graze Cheshire grazecheshire.co.uk Phone n. 07921 504 480

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0161 491 4914

THE CELEBRANT

JMW Family Celebrant

jmwsouthmanchestercelebrant.co.uk

07549 519 018

THE MUSIC

Emma Mawdsley Vocalist facebook.com/emawdsleyvocalist 07732 347329

MARQUEE HIRE Wild Tipi wildtipi.co.uk 0786 078 5780

SPECIAL TOUCHES Dancebasics

m62807.wixsite.com/dancebasics

01270 669 084

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Out Of The Ordinary outoftheordinaryweddings.com 07900 954 051

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mckenzie-Brown mckenzie-brown.com 0784 659 0458

THE DRESS

Coastal Bridal coastalbridal.co.uk 07476 099 959

THE RING

Stephanie Stevens stephaniestevensjewellery.co.uk Phone n. 07817 239 895

LOOKING GOOD Kerra Griffith kerragriffith.com 07938 802 670

FLOWERS

In 2 Flowers in2flowers.co.uk 01637 838 270

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Honey Bugs honeybugscornwall.co.uk 01209 822 383

THE CAKE

Craftycakehole craftycakehole.co.uk 07948 206 639

STATIONERY

English Rose englishrosestationery.com 07747 107 337

CATERING

The Good Food Catering thegoodfoodcateringco.co.uk 01840 211 118 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com Phone n. 01392 284 150

THE CELEBRANT

Cornish Celebrants cornishcelebrants.co.uk 07716 992 526

THE MUSIC

John Green Dynamic Entertainments

johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk

0797 051 9161

MARQUEE HIRE Wild Tipi wildtipi.co.uk 0786 078 5780

GIFTS & FAVOURS

The Cornish Store thecornishstore.co.uk/ 01326 315514

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WEDDING VENUES

Watermouth Cove Weddings watermouthcoveweddings.co.uk 07768 555 006

WEDDING PLANNERS Meraki Events merakievents.co.uk 07828 808 647

PHOTOGRAPHY

Mike Lister Photography mikelisterphotography.co.uk 07815 141 779

THE DRESS

Amica Bridal Boutique amicabridalboutique.com/ 01752 214 040

THE RING

Erin Cox erincox.co.uk 01392 660836

LOOKING GOOD

April Natalie Hair Studio aprilnataliehair.co.uk 07845 006 816

FLOWERS

Simply Flowers simplyflowersdevon.com 01626 833 373

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Exclusive Wedding Car exclusiveweddingcar.co.uk 07721 404 943

THE CAKE

Denise’s Little Cake Company deniseslittlecakecompany.co.uk 07880 732 020

STATIONERY

English Rose englishrosestationery.com 07747 107 337

CATERING

Camilla Sharpe Creative Cookery camillasharpecreativecookery.com

07970 419 140

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01392 284 150

THE CELEBRANT

Celebration Ceremonies SW

celebrationceremoniessouthwest.com

0787 076 3304

THE MUSIC

John Green Dynamic Entert.

johngreendynamicentertainments.co.uk

07970 519 161

MARQUEE HIRE Big Top Mania bigtopmania.com 07768 498090

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Grace & Favour Home graceandfavourhome.com 01626 437 676

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WEDDING VENUES

Symondsbury Estate symondsburyestate.co.uk 01308 424 116

WEDDING PLANNER Gemini Wedding

geminiweddingandplanningservices. co.uk

01202 015 489

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Hamilton Photography ashleyhamiltonphotography.co.uk 07481 686 262

THE DRESS

Stephanie Francis Bridal stephaniefrancisbridal.co.uk 01202 241 8445

THE RING

Charlotte Cornelius charlottecornelius.co.uk 07880 705 981

LOOKING GOOD Amazing Face amazing-face.co.uk 07919 130 222

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Floral Vocation

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Magically Crafted Cakes magicallycraftedcakes.com 07472 538 053

STATIONERY

Sophie Botsford sophiebotsford.com 07949 847 940

CATERING

Salisbury Bury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895 100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Fab Frocks

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A TOUCH OF LUXURY Manhattan Wedding Cars manhattancarhire.co.uk 07522 830641

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Keysworth String Quartet keysworth.co.uk 01258 881 438

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymaquees.com 01249 760 302

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Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07740 986 231

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WEDDING PLANNERS Monet Events monetevents.co.uk 01277 295570

PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Halliday tomhalliday.com 0792 1995964

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Erin Kelly Bridal erinkellybridal.co.uk 01206 645005

THE RING

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

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Elishas Floral Design elishasfloraldesign.co.uk Phone n. 0798 9474958

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

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CATERING

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

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Gladrags gladrags.boutique 07813 086331

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Next Chapter Ceremonies nextchapterceremonies.co.uk 07761 037 271

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MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

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Charlotte Cornelius charlottecornelius.co.uk 07880 705 981

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CATERING

On The Hoof Bar & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Davina’s davinasladiesfashion.co.uk 01489 880 900

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MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

LUXURY CLOTHING

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07971 833 035

WEDDING VENUES The Priory thepriory.net 01438 748 647

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY Lee Rushby leerushby.com 07976 567 666

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Polly and Petal pollyandpetal.co.uk 07877 963 035

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MC Wedding Cars mcweddingcars.co.uk 07470 617 213

THE CAKE

At Your Wish Cakes atyourwishcakes.co.uk 07748 043 634

STATIONERY

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CATERING

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Cream of Royston creamfashions.com 07813 086331

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Alison Ann thecivilcelebrant.com 07715 666 506

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Dance Sounds Disco dancesoundsdisco.co.uk 07969 919 590

MARQUEE HIRE

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

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Antonia Grace antoniagracephotography.co.uk 07701 050872

THE DRESS

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

THE RING

Elizabeth Terzza elizabethterzza.com 07837 416154

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Hair by Suzanne Hale hairbysuzannehale.co.uk 07772 054683

FLOWERS

Lynne Jessett Floristry lynnejessettfloristry.com 01453 825136

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Something Blue Gloucester somethingbluegloucester.co.uk 01452 649055

THE CAKE

The Cotswold Cake Kitchen cotswoldcakekitchen.co.uk 07885 644233

STATIONERY Topikki topikki.co.uk 07771 613375

CATERING

Salisbury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners

johnlewis.com/our-shops/cheltenham

01242 544000

THE CELEBRANT

The Cotswold Celebrant thecotswoldcelebrant.co.uk 07849 391403

THE MUSIC

Fake Plastic Chairs fakeplasticchairs.co.uk 07796 334672

MARQUEE HIRE

The Country Marquee Company countrymarqueecompany.co.uk 07969 674387

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Short Legs Dog Care shortlegsdogcare.co.uk 07740 986231

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WEDDING PLANNERS Signature Moments

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Michelle Walsh michellewalshphotography.com 07723 467103

THE DRESS

Country Brides of Faversham countrybrides.co.uk 01795 539222

THE RING

BWR-London designrr.page/?id=130856&token= 2229790330&type=FP&h=6054 01580766083

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Chic Weddings chicweddings.co.uk 01474 369241

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Nandra Chauffeur Services nandraweddingcarhire.co.uk/ 07486 401799

THE CAKE

Bespoke Bakes bespokebakes.co.uk 0207 1128744

STATIONERY By Blossom

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01634 566582

CATERING

The Thirsty Farrier thethirstyfarrier.co.uk 07596 229 250

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 07736 754 355

THE CELEBRANT

Justine Celebrant justincelebrant.co.uk 07812 344741

THE MUSIC

Choice DJ choicedj.co.uk 07768 633480

VENUE STYLING Chic Weddings chicweddings.co.uk 01474 369241

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Furrytail Weddings furrytail-weddings.co.uk 07942 704985

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Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

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Nick Collison nickcollisonphotography.co.uk 01508 549998

THE DRESS

Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

THE RING

The Jewellery Cottage thejewellerycottage.co.uk 01603 867 773

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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

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Masons Great Event co masonsgreateventco.co.uk 07736 754 355

THE CELEBRANT

Moonstone Ceremonies celebrantnorfolk.co.uk 07501 351 091

THE MUSIC

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MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

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WEDDING VENUES Brampton Grange bramptongrange.co.uk 01604 844 717

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597449

PHOTOGRAPHY

Alice Morgan Photography alicemorganphotography.com 07813 604 462

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Jodie Gearing jodiegearing.com 07906 606 612

LOOKING GOOD Kelly Marie Prescott

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FLOWERS

Lily Rose Floral Design lilyrosefloraldesign.co.uk 07803 817 684

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Wedding – Car.co.uk wedding-car.co.uk/default.aspx 07578 038 491

THE CAKE

Euthymia Cakes euthymia.co.uk 07930 875908

STATIONERY

Sophie Botsford sophiebotsford.com 07949 847 940

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE CELEBRANT

Nicola West ceremoniesbynicola.co.uk 07958 163 670

THE ENTERTAINMENT Paul Longhurst Magician paullonghurst.com 07958 229060

MARQUEE HIRE

Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511 791

SPECIAL TOUCHES Vix Caricatures vixcaricatures.co.uk 07494 442853

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WEDDING VENUES Oxford Town Hall oxfordtownhall.co.uk 01865 252 826

WEDDING PLANNERS Spot On Event spotonevent.co.uk 01908 597 449

PHOTOGRAPHY

Amy Cassidy amycassidyphotography.co.uk 07950 915 604

THE DRESS

New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk 07496 631 318

THE RING

Rosalyn’s Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203 868

LOOKING GOOD Capelli Kelso capelli-kelso.co.uk 01573 348 653

FLOWERS

Rooted In Rosemary rootedinrosemary.com 07800 564 020

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Iron Horse Motor Lines ironhorsemotorlines.com 07969187234

THE CAKE

Bev’s Cakes bevscakes.co.uk 07778 042 196

STATIONERY

Anna Jayne annajaynedesigns.co.uk 01296 252 972

CATERING

Cocktailmaker cocktailmaker.co.uk 01494 786 969

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE 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

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WEDDING PLANNERS

Kennedy Events & Weddings kennedyevents.co.uk 07974 353454

PHOTOGRAPHY

Latitude Photography latitudephotography.co.uk 07973 343 940

THE DRESS

Somerset Bridal somersetbridal.co.uk 01643 707074

THE RING

Christina Oswin Jewellery christinaoswin.co.uk 01373 472505

LOOKING GOOD

Laura's Hair & Beauty laurashairandbeauty.com 07866 601575

FLOWERS

Fleur Amour fleuramourweddingflorist.co.uk 07854 701055

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Manhattan Wedding Cars manhattancarhire.co.uk 07522 830641

THE CAKE

Gateau Alchemy Cakes gateaualchemycakes.co.uk 07447 927358

STATIONERY

For Those Special Moments forthosespecialmoments.co.uk 07901 525151

CATERING

Ebbie's Kitchen ebbieskitchen.co.uk 07782 369 896

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0117 959 1100

THE CELEBRANT

Sustainably Ever After nsustainablyeverafter.co.uk 07952 333211

THE MUSIC

Fake Plastic Chairs fakeplasticchairs.co.uk 07796 334672

MARQUEE HIRE

Andrews Marquees andresmarquees.co.uk 01275 545199

GIFTS & FAVOURS Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884 287436


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WEDDING PLANNERS Beau’s & Belle’s

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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

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE 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

Anglia Coastal Marquees angliacoastalmarquees.co.uk 01394 460 450

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

WEDDING VENUES Coworth Park

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01344 876 600

WEDDING PLANNERS H Squared Events hsquaredevents.co.uk 07766 227781

PHOTOGRAPHY

Leo the Photographer leothephotographer.co.uk 02089 791 777

THE DRESS

Little London Brides littlelondonbrides.co.uk 07949 485 993

THE RING

Obsessions of Weybridge obsessionsofweybridge.com 01932 820823

LOOKING GOOD

Beyoutiful Brides beyoutifulbrides.com 07940 497 094

FLOWERS

Zita Elze zitaelze.com 07341 869 375

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 Hoff Barn & Kitchen onthehoofbarandkitchen.co.uk 07879 693 534 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

THE CELEBRANT Helen Noble helen-noble.co.uk 07787 530 720

THE MUSIC

Sphere Entertainments sphereentertainments.co.uk 01483 494 695

MARQUEE HIRE

Canvas & Light canvasandlight.co.uk 07539 880 031

GIFTS & FAVOURS John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 01603 660 021

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WEDDING VENUES Purton House purtonhouse.co.uk 07762 263890

WEDDING PLANNERS Lucy Ann Events lucyannevents.co.uk 07501 402407

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bo Leray Photography lerayimages.com 07794 247613

THE DRESS

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

THE RING

Elinor Cambray Jewellery Design elinorcambray.com 07892 684676

LOOKING GOOD

Make up by Emma mymakeupbyemma.co.uk 07730 012843

FLOWERS

Blooming Chic bloomingchic.co.uk 01249 248317

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Simply Memorable Wedding Car simplymemorable.co.uk 07915 574926

THE CAKE

Sweetie’s Cakery sweetiescakery.co.uk 07908 135290

STATIONERY

Hunter Gatherings topikki.co.uk 07791 960632

CATERING

Salisbury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

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

THE CELEBRANT

Mikayla Celebrant mikaylacelebrant.com 07500 600506

THE MUSIC

Misters Discos www.mistersdiscos.com 07956 898432

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymarquees.com 01249 760302

GIFTS & FAVOURS Scentsational Sizzlers scentsizz.co.uk 07884287436

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Elmbridge Farm Weddings elmbridgefarmweddings.com 07402 818182

WEDDING PLANNER Chouette Events chouetteevents.co.uk 07969 306341

PHOTOGRAPHY

Zara Davis Photography zaradavisphotography.com 07713 338056

THE DRESS

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

Camomile and Cornflowers camomilecornflowers.co.uk 01886 812184

ARRIVE IN STYLE City Limos citylimos.info 0121 4598312

THE CAKE

Farm House Cakes farmhouse-cakes.com 07823 338295

STATIONERY

Elle Bee Design ellebeedesign.co.uk 01905 28997

CATERING

Salisbury Hog Roasts salisbury-hog-roasts.co.uk 07768 895100

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE John Lewis & Partners johnlewis.com 0121 704 1121

THE CELEBRANT

New Moon Ceremonies abiismith136.wixsite.com/ newmoonceremonies 07486 312548

THE MUSIC

Beth Humphreys bethhumphreys.com 07958 035005

SPECIAL TOUCHES St Johns Walkies stjohnswalkies.co.uk 01905 946719

VENUE STYLING

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ere is a surprising fact, in America 40% of all wedding engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day with the majority of them occurring on or around Christmas day. Why? Because it's the season of romance and the best holiday gift of all time has to be a sparkling new engagement ring! That being said, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s closely follow Christmas as the second and third most common days in which partners get down on one knee and pop the question. Just as interesting, 50% of all proposals are planned in less than a month. Last year Covid-19 affected the tradition of festive engagements, primarily due to fewer family gatherings and exciting experiences for the proposer to pull out all the stops. But, make no bones about it, we are entering into the engagement hot zone, so what you do to make it special is just as important as choosing the right ring. Not to take away from the excitement and fun of an engagement, but as soon as the couple is ready to go, the hard part and planning needs to begin right away. At Blame Her Ranch (BHR) we tell people who are newly engaged to plan their wedding at least 18 months in advance. And, to also be extremely flexible on the actual wedding date, but zero-in on the season you wish to get married. We recommend you don’t announce or communicate your wedding date until you have locked down your venue of choice. By approaching it in this manner, and by giving yourself 18 months or more to plan your wedding, you will have time to assess all the different venue options and arrange the other vendors you will need, like photographer and florists among others, to round out your wedding plans. We, at BHR, are always as helpful as we can be on all “pre” arrangements prior to the big day. This includes allowing the couple to come up to the ranch for an actual engagement ceremony. But, we also go one step further, after the couple books with us we provide the ranch and its many locations for FREE for an engagement photoshoot. Couples can use the photographs to entice wedding guests with hints about the future wedding day venue. To make your engagement time even more special, either at the ranch or at the couple’s home, we suggest the following:

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