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ere come the girls… This month’s issue is a bridesmaid special, from making the most of your maids (page 56) to finding the girls the perfect gowns (page 30) we’ve got you covered on all things bridesmaids. In all the excitement of the engagement, it’s easy to get swept up and start asking girls to be your bridesmaids, but choosing the best girls for the role requires some serious thought. Some questions that should be going through your head when your choosing who to ask to be by your side are: • Will she be helpful and organised? • How many are too many? • Will she be fun, supportive and reliable? • Does she know what kind of wedding I want? • Will she have time to help me with planning and attend appointments? • Does she get on well with the groom? • How would I feel without her standing beside me?

When I was trying to choose who would be my bridesmaids, I decided I didn’t want too many (the cost of a wedding is quite enough without adding an extra six bridesmaid outfits onto the bill!). Finding your dress might be trickier if you have lots of bridesmaids throwing in their opinion and finding an outfit that they are all happy to wear is also something sure to increase in difficulty. Having a fairly big group of girl friends, I came to the decision that I didn’t want to single some of them out to be included, while others were not included. On the day I followed my sister and my sister-in-law down the aisle, who both supported me throughout the planning (and throughout my life!). The more, the merrier might be your motto, in which case a gaggle of girls tending to you on the day will be perfect. A big bridal party makes for fabulous photographs too – speaking of which, in this issue, you can win your photography package (page 51). The bottom line is, if you feel that you want to ask someone to be your bridesmaid you absolutely should! Then comes the all-important hen party, with all of your best girls. For a chic city hen party follow our guide on hen parties in Bath on page 67. Inside this issue, we have some of the most beautifully styled real weddings, from the bohemian splendour of Robyn and Tom’s big day on page 82 to Leonora and Mark’s wedding full of florals and country charm on page 92. Plan to say “Aye Do” in Scotland with some of the countries best wedding suppliers (page 121), before jetting off on a romantic honeymoon in Europe (page 111). Looking for long-hall? Enter to win a dreamy honeymoon in St Lucia on page 128. As always, this issue is packed full of inspiration and ideas to make your dream day a reality… Enjoy!

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CONTENTS Issue 8 November 2021

TRENDS

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ALL THE PRETTY So many ways to include your something blue WINTER WARDROBE Styles for the season BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Knock-out outfits for your girls BLUSHING BRIDE Set the tone with this versatile palette BARELY THERE Sheer gowns for a bold bridal look STILETTO SHOES Waltz down the aisle with glitzy, towering heels

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FEATURED WEDDINGS

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WITH LOVE FROM TUSCANY A stylish wedding amidst the Tuscan countryside MEANT TO BE An intimate event at Askham Hall in beautiful Cumbria KING AND QUEEN This couple planned a fairytale wedding in only 16 weeks A FAMILY AFFAIR Romantic and grand, an English soirée FALLING FOR YOU An autumnal celebration oozing rustic charm

COMPETITIONS

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WIN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE With Bo Leray Photography, worth £1,400! WIN A SEVEN-NIGHT HONEYMOON IN BARBADOS Start your married life with a chance of a lifetime

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Contents Editorial

On the cover Model wears: Constance gown by Sassi Holford Photographer: Simon Powell

ON THE COVER

Hair & Make-Up: Sophie Moore

PLANNING

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GIRL POWER Count on your bridesmaids RUSTIC AUTUMN Prep with autumn in mind HEN PARTY TIME Hen do ideas in Bath

VENUES

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COUNTRY, COASTAL OR CITY Where will you wed?

TRAVEL

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EUROPEAN HONEYMOONS Stay and chill in style ROMANCE IN SCOTLAND A guide on where to marry

Earrings: Dolecka Model: Laura Coleman

Acting Editor Becci Clubb Art Director Bethan Eccles Advert Designer Gareth Lewis Jones Contributing Writers Lauren Fraser Emily Williams

Advertising Account Director (Venues) Anthony Baines Account Director (Fashion) Tripura Patel Account Director (Special Features) Brian Horrocks

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Account Director (Italy) Maria F. De Tommaso Account Director (Spain) Cristina Gambino Account Director (Online) Steven Reece Sales Director Darren Collins

Weddings and Honeymoons Media Group Editor Eleonora Tucci Creative Director Emanuela Federici Executive Assistant Vanessa Rocha Founder and CEO Parry Cockwell ILLUSTRATION BY @ABCD_WEDDINGS

VISIT US ON INSTAGRAM @weddingshoneymoonsmagazine | TWITTER @WandHmagazine | PINTEREST Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine | FACEBOOK @dwhamagazine | WEBSITE weddingsandhoneymoonsmagazine.com CONTACT US Contact a team member by using their initials followed by @weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | GENERAL info@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | EDITOR editor@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | REAL WEDDING SUBMISSION submissions@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com | Telephone: 00 44 (0) 333 455 9484 | Want to be featured? Send your stories, images and real weddings to editor@weddingsandhoneymoonsmedia.com WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Welcome to this month's top trends, new fashion styling and perfect ideas for the winter months. Plus bridesmaid gowns your girls will love you for choosing…

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all the pretty Find your something blue from these trending details and accessories…

MRS CLUTCH @ACCESSORIZE

PEARL HAIR PINS @DEBBIECARLISLE_

BRIDAL SCRUNCHIE @DEBORAHKDESIGN

PRINTED CAKE @EMMADODICAKES

INVITATION @ANANYACARDS

PERFECT PLANNERS There are so many things to think about and remember when it comes to planning a wedding. We recommend you get a wedding planner and jot things down as you go. Blush and Gold have the prettiest range, with pages featuring tables, check-lists and a big day count down.

CRYSTAL SHOES @RAINBOWCLUBUK

PRINTED CAKES Florals are a big part of wedding styling, from bouquets to appliqué on a wedding dress. Cakes are no exception, and we are head-over-heels for Emma Dodi Cakes' florally printed one-tier wonder.

WEDDING PLANNER @BLUSH_AND_GOLD

STATIONERY SUITE @HEARTINVITES

HAIR ACCESSORIES Many brides opt to have their hair pinned away from their face, be that an up-do or a half-up, half-down look – a practical and romantic style. Complete your outfit with a big bridal scrunchie or dainty pins for a hair-do that's totally on trend. ICED BISCUITS @PEGGYPORSCHENOFFICIAL

MATCHING ACCESSORIES @CHARLOTTEMILLSSHOES

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ARABELLA STATIONERY @ABCD_WEDDINGS

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TURQUOISE NECKLACE @WANDERLUSTLIFEJEWELLERY

TAPER CANDLES @SMITHANDTHEMAGPIE

NORAH SHOES @BELLABELLESHOES

BODY SCRUB @OSKIASKINCARE

FLORAL DISPLAY @THEFORAGEDFLOWERCO

SENTIMENTAL STATIONERY Send out invitations that have sentimental value to you, be that a flower from your bouquet or a design in your birthstone colour – personalisation is the biggest wedding trend we are seeing! BLUE SHOES Add a subtle hint of colour to your wedding wadrobe with the addition of a blue shoe. Not only can they be your something new and your something blue, but you can team the shoes with jeans or dresses after the big day, parading them on your honeymoon and beyond!

BUTTERCREAM CAKE @EMMADODICAKES

MATCHING MAIDS Your bridesmaids don't all have to sport the exact same dress for them all to be matching. You could choose a colour and then allow the girls to select different style gowns or how about dressing them in the same style but in varying shades, as the TH&TH gowns are styled below.

TABLESCAPE @POMPOMBLOSSOM

STAR HAIR PINS @DEBBIECARLISLE_ BUTTERFLY VEIL @MADEBRIDE

ISLA @JENNYPACKHAMBRIDAL

PAPER FLOWERS @ETSYUK BRIDESMAID GOWNS @THTH_BRIDESMAIDS

NAIL POLISH @EARTHYNAILPOLISH

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TOP COLOURS ON INSTA Blush, blue and burgundy take the crown as the top colours across both Instagram and Google search data for bridesmaid dresses in 2021.

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Research carried out by next.co.uk reveals the most Instagram worthy hues for bridesmaid dresses this season, with blush stealing the crown for the most popular colour, closely followed by blue and burgundy… THANDTH.COM

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MOST SEARCHED FOR COLOURS

MOST POPULAR COLOUR Blush dresses are the most popular on Instagram with close to 7,500 hashtags on the social media site to date.

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HUDSON GRACYACCAD.COM

BALLGOWN ELLISBRIDALS.CO.UK

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EMBELLISHED GOWN GALIALAHAV.COM

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MARIEE, £284 BELLABELLESHOES.COM

NECKLACE, £30 WANDERLUSTLIFE.CO.UK BRA, £12 TESCO.COM/CLOTHING

CLUTCH, £12.99 TKMAXX.COM

LILY EARRINGS, £140 CAROUSELJEWELS.COM

GRACE THANDTH.COM NECKLACE, £39.50 BRANCHJEWELLERY.CO.UK

EDIE THANDTH.COM

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BRA, £12 ACCESSORIZE.COM

JOANNA, £55 PARADOXLONDON.COM

CLUTCH BAG, £42 ACCESSORIZE.COM

SILVER CLUTCH, £10 ACCESSORIZE.COM

LINGERIE SET, £5 PRIMARK.COM

BRACELET, £29.50 OLIVERBONAS.COM

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ROSE IN BLOOM, £875 FREYAROSE.COM

LINGERIE SET, £5 PRIMARK.COM

BRACELET, £32 RIVERISLAND.COM

HAIR SLIDES, £14 ACCESSORIZE.COM EARRING, £54 WANDERLUSTLIFE.CO.UK

EARRINGS, £18 OLIVERBONAS.COM STAR HAIR PINS, £60 DEBBIECARLISLE.COM

HAIR SLIDES, £27 ACCESSORIZE.COM

FLORAL DRESS LIPSY.COM

EVELYN, £286 BELLABELLESHOES.COM

LUCILLE MIABELLEDESIGNS.CO.UK

21732 MORILEE.COM

STAR PENDANT, £800 RINOOR.COM BRACELET, £55 OLIVERBONAS.COM

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SUEDE CLUTCH, £22 ACCESSORIZE.COM

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BEAUTIFUL GOWNS COURTESY OF LEADING DESIGNERS @ OUR BRIDAL BOUTIQUE “A huge range of stunning dresses at Strictly Bridal that combine style, sophistication and affordability.”

Tel: +44 (0) 744 445 6032 Email: strictlybridal@mail.com Website: www.strictlybridal.co.uk Strictly Bridal, 47 High Street, Ayr, KA7 1LU

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The finishing touches to your aisle style, the cakes, the stationery and the flowers – check off your list here!

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Instead of a tiered cake or presented as favours, we can't get enough of these buttercream cupcakes from Rachelle's Bespoke Cakes – beautiful to look at and totally scrummy.

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EARRINGS, £19.50 OLIVERBONAS.COM

NECKLACE, £24.95 SEOLGOLD.COM

DROP EARRING, £185 FREYAROSE.COM

RINGS LEBRUSANSTUDIO.COM

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LEAF EARRING, £50 LIDO-COLLECTION.CO.UK

NECKLACE, £34 OLIVERBONAS.COM STAR ECKLACE, £625 RINOOR.COM

DROP EARRINGS, £95 FREYAROSE.COM BRACELET, £45.00 OLIVERBONAS.COM RAINBOW HOOPS, £95 AUREEJEWELLERY.COM

AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND RING, £4995 KJJ.ROCKS RITZ EARRINGS, £105 HERMIONEHARBUTT.COM

CLIP ON EARRINGS, £36 GLITZYSECRETS.COM

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Bridal beauty essentials Stressed skin? Vichy’s latest serum is calming and soothing with niacinamide and volcanic water rich in 15 minerals to potentialise the skin’s immune defences against stress. The serum is designed to perk up tired skin and has anti-inflammatory properties, too. Vichy Probiotic Fractions, £29, vichy.co.uk and Boots nationwide

Jo Malone CBE launched Jo Loves in 2011 and with her 10-year anniversary under her belt since launching the much-loved Pomelo Fragrance, there’s a variety of covetable items of the fragrance industry classic. Pomelo is inspired by memories of summer holidays, white sandy beaches, fresh linen sheets and sparkling iced water – this grapefruit-infused citrus cent is instantly uplifting. Pomelo Fragrance, £115, joloves.com

Prepare your skin and get ready for your big day with these beauty buys… Dark circles be gone! Origins New GinZing ™ eye cream (available in two shades), with ginseng and caffeine, will energise the skin around the eyes. It helps lighten, hydrate and reduce puffiness around the delicate area under the eyes and will leave the zone looking instantly refreshed. Origins New GinZing ™ eye cream, £26.00, origins.co.uk

LED light therapy is a painless treatment to trigger the skin’s natural healing abilities. This particular at-home LED mask has three different colour modes. Red to encourage collagen production and calm inflammation. Blue for breakouts, oil regulation and bacteria reduction. And yellow to reduce redness, pigmentation and improve lymphatic flow. Looklit LED mask, £75, swearbyskin.com

Elizabeth Arden has collated an essential Christmas gifting set with award-winning Eight hour ® cream for those who want hydration on the go – perfect for packing in your bridal beauty bag. The kit has three travel minis, the hardworking hand treatment (30ml), the iconic multitasking skin protectant and solid lip protectant stick. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour ® Cream Nourishing Skin Essentials, £20, elizabetharden.co.uk

Hair therapy Metal Detox

Metal Detox is an in-salon treatment with the molecule, Glicoamine, to help neutralise copper in the hair. Metals found in the hair fibre can make it more vulnerable to breakage during the colouring process and interact with the oxidant in the colour (hydrogen peroxide), which gives a less reliable colour result. Metal detox helps achieve shiny, healthy-looking colour and reduces breakage, improving overall hair health and colour. So, for your best colour in time for your wedding or honeymoon, try this new revolutionary treatment with your next colour service. The treatment is available throughout the UK in all L’Oréal Professionnel affiliated salons. Find out where treatment is available: hairdressers-near-me.lorealprofessionnel.co.uk L’Oréal Professionnel Metal Detox Masque, from £25.00.

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Pick of the vines... CAMELLIA, £650 HERMIONEHARBUTT.COM

ARIEL, £145 DEBBIECARLISLE.COM

SYDNEY, £235 DEBBIECARLISLE.COM

GARDENIA, £575 HERMIONEHARBUTT.COM

OUR PICK OF THE PRETTIEST HAIR VINES… WILL YOU OPT FOR TRADITIONAL PEARLS OR DAZZLING DIAMONDS TO ADORN YOUR WEDDING DAY HAIR STYLE?

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COTSWOLDCAKEKITCHEN.CO.UK

Take your buttercream bakes to the next level with new flavours, painterly designs and edible flowers

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Flower power From simple arrangements to huge installations, Larry Walshe talks everything flower…

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ased in London, Larry Walshe Studios are a talented team of leading mixed-media installation specialists who design and install unforgettable weddings and event spaces. Guaranteeing a detail-driven and multi-sensory guest experience, Larry and his team will bring your imagination to life and curate an atmosphere like no other. Here, Emily Williams speaks with Founder and Owner, Larry Walshe, about the story behind the business, the craft that goes into every project and trending floristry styles this season. SO LARRY, WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND LARRY WALSHE STUDIOS? For as long as I can remember, I‘ve always loved design and how to transform a space from a blank canvas into something spectacular. I enjoy constantly trying to find ways of visually interpreting client ideas into the most beautiful reality. I started out helping a friend at a wedding planning service and it was there where I had that eureka moment. When I began my career as a wedding planner, I became frustrated with the design process that was being offered at the time. Given the level of investment that the clients channel into their special day, I believe that wedding design should be viewed in the same way as an interior design or renovation project. That perspective gathered momentum into what is now Larry Walshe Studios. WHAT MAKES LARRY WALSHE STUDIOS STAND OUT FROM OTHER SUPPLIERS? I come with a logistical point of view as well as a design perspective, so I really think about the guest experience. I like to view the flow of the event in the way chapters of a book unfold,

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considering every moment in the plot. I look at the couple’s style, values and budget, then transform that into the design to make their lasting memories so special. WHAT DO YOUR SERVICES COVER? First and foremost we are a florist but because it has such a symbiotic quality to it, it makes sense to be a part of all of the choices. We go beyond floristry and can create the entire atmosphere and look of the event, including accessories and elements of production, such as stages, wedding aisles, dance floors and bars. We work creatively with every supplier to keep it all consistent.  HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK WHEN COUPLES BOOK LARRY WALSHE STUDIOS? In the initial consultation, we sit down and go through what is most important to them and what ideas they have collated. We gather as much information as possible to come back with a proposal that’s our interpretation of the brief. From start to finish, it’s totally up to them how many times we meet. On average, I meet with them two or three times before the wedding day, including a site visit. Zoom is also so convenient for quick calls and immediate feedback. IS THERE ANY LIMITATION TO A PROJECT’S CREATIVITY? We always design with a budget in mind, so while it’s a very creative process, we know that everything we are proposing is tailored to a price that the client is comfortable with. I’m here to listen, advise and interpret a brief to offer the best result for them. It’s about interpreting what they are looking for within the budget parameters, the style and the colour palette to make the space as beautiful as can be. 


Details IF THEY GIVE YOU A RELAXED BRIEF, WHERE DO YOU TEND TO GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM? I like working sensitively with the space and I try not to juxtapose the styles. For example, if the wedding is in a stately home, I like to pull colours from the tapestries or the carpets or the antiques, so that we’re working harmoniously with the environment. You don’t want to fight against your surroundings, it’s about enhancing the space and making it work for you.    DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE SENSES AND HOW TO ENGAGE THE GUESTS? Absolutely. We always try to establish how important that is to the client. We then focus them into moments where you can relish and celebrate those shared values in the building. For instance, I’ve previously had bespoke scents made that are pumped through machines to enhance the space. At a more affordable level, we use scented candles and fragrant flowers, like tuberose, sweet peas, peonies, and perfumed roses.  WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR FLOWERS FROM AND IS SUSTAINABILITY A FOCUS FOR YOU? The majority come from Aalsmeer in Holland, the flower capital of the world, and where possible we use British blooms. With regards to sustainability, we have a carbon offset programme with the World Land Trust to reduce our emissions. We also launched our retail side called Bloom (bybloom.co.uk) in October 2020 as a covid response to being unable able to do any event work. It is the UK’s first 100% plastic-free and

sustainable online florist. We’re always striving to move forward and find new ways of working. WHAT’S THE MINIMUM TIME FRAME THAT YOU NEED TO DESIGN AN EVENT? In 2019, I turned around an event with 24 hours notice, so it can be done! Generally, about three months is ideal, as in that time frame, you can have anything you want but not enough time to change your mind, which keeps you excited and inspired. For destination weddings, we normally need between 6 to 12 months because of the logistics involved. WHAT ARE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE INSTALLATIONS? I’ve created a lot of work that I’m proud of and every single opportunity I love for one reason or another. I also never repeat the same design twice, which makes it really enjoyable. I work as a versatile designer who is willing to cross genres and styles. It’s this variety that keeps me challenged and excited. WHAT FLOWERS OR WEDDING DESIGN ELEMENTS ARE TRENDING IN 2021? I tend to defy trends and attract people who want an individual look, which is what we excel at doing. However, the heavy use of foliage and texture is certainly trending and the quintessentially English Harry and Meghan wedding style is what clients keep coming back to. Overall, clients are becoming more conscious of sustainability and are focused on texture, depth and movement. WH

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As soon as you book your wedding venue or service, you’ll know the date you’ll be tying the knot. In all the excitement you'll want to be sure that your nearest and dearest keep the date free to watch you say your vows.

need to. Generally, save the date cards are not sent to evening guests, as they will not need to keep the whole day free. If you receive a save the date, you would usually expect to be invited to the whole event.

How long you have given yourself before the big day will influence whether you choose to send save the date cards or not. If you only have a couple of months until the wedding day, it might make more sense to skip straight to sending out your formal invitations. If you have left a longer planning period, there are a few reasons to send save the dates. Firstly, it allows your guests to keep the date free, avoiding booking something else on the date of your wedding. Secondly, it gives your guests a heads up that they may need to plan to travel, arrange childcare, save for accommodation or book a day off work to attend.

When you send your wedding invitations can come down to whether you have already told your guests the wedding date. If guests have already received a save the date card, then you can send your invitations a little later, knowing that they will be expecting to receive an invitation. We recommend sending wedding invitations around eight months before the big day. Check with your venue when they will need your final numbers, as this will impact when you need all of your RSVPs back, but usually eight weeks before the big day is a good amount of time to submit your final numbers.

Save the dates are the first sneak peek your guests will get of your wedding vibe. It will give them an idea of the tone of your big day, colour scheme and details including where and when the day will take place. The excitement around your big day will start to build! You can send save the dates as soon as you have booked your wedding venue, but we recommend sending your save the dates around 12 months before the wedding date. This allows plenty of time for guests to make plans but is not so far in advance that the card gets lost and the date forgotten. If you are getting married abroad, we would suggest giving your guests as much notice as possible so that they have time to make arrangements to be there with you on the day.

Order any on-the-day stationery items six to eight weeks before the wedding date. Depending on the items you are ordering, you'll need to know your final numbers and guest list so that you can create a table plan and know the names of those attending for place-name cards. The guest list can change at the last minute due to a guest no longer being able to attend, which can make the table plan a minefield. However, try not to leave it too late to order on-the-day items. The last few weeks before the wedding will be very busy for you and you want to allow time for all of your items to be printed and with you at least a week before the wedding. If a guest drops out in the final couple of weeks, it is understandable that their name will be on the table plan – even if you do invite someone else to fill their seat!

On both your save the dates and your wedding invitations, be clear who is invited. Address the envelope of each card to the members of the household that will be invited to celebrate with you. If you are allowing someone to have a plus one, address the envelope ‘plus guest’, so that they know from the start. This will allow your guests to book suitable accommodations if they

After the big day, send a thank you card to each of your guests for attending your wedding and for any gifts they may have given you. Traditionally sent on your return from your honeymoon, we recommend ordering them before the wedding, so that you have them ready to write, and send them three to five weeks after the big day. WH

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Being asked to be a bridesmaid is an honour, but it is also a big responsibility. It’s not just turning up in a pretty dress and posing for the photographs – although it does include this, too! While the roles will vary depending on the type of wedding you’re dreaming of, the stage of planning you are at and what you want from the day, make it clear what you expect from your bridesmaids from the start. Will you be needing help with a DIY wedding? Do you want them to source suppliers on your behalf? Perhaps you just want a sympathetic ear when things don’t go exactly to plan. If you’re not used to asking for help or delegating tasks and you have no idea where to begin with what roles your bridesmaids could undertake, here are some ideas of how your maids can help to get you started…


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Get together for a day trip visiting a wedding fair. This point in the planning is so much fun. You can collect lots of inspiraton and names of suppliers. Bounce different ideas around together, before making the final decisions with your partner. These girls will know you well, so when you’ve whittled down your venue search to just a couple, go back for another viewing and take your bridesmaids with you. Let them offer their opinion on how they envision the day mapping out, and it could help you choose where to wed.

Dress shopping! This is an obvious but crucial role for the bridesmaids. If you’re going down the traditional road of not letting your groom see your gown before the wedding day, he won’t be able to offer you opinions or support on this one. You and your girls can laugh together at the wedding dresses that are just so not for you and share an emotional moment when you find the one! Make a day of it and celebrate with a glass of Champagne afterward.

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They can organise your hen party! Whether it's all kept as a surprise for you or you have a hand in what happens, letting them do all the organising will take any stress of the hen party away from you – especially when it comes to collecting money from the hens! When it comes to saving money, chat with the girls. They may have a suggestion you haven’t thought of, like smaller bouquets for them to carry, or wearing a pair of their own shoes that match the dress you’ve selected together. Even knowing someone who has a car that you could hire at a discounted rate…

If you have DIY tasks, invite the girls over for dinner and afterward you can all get to work on making and creating wedding details. If your baker allows, take your girls along with you to choose your cake. This is something we are certain they’ll be up for!

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Choosing the bridesmaids’ dresses will likely mean you have an idea of your colour scheme. When it comes to pairing colours together, your girls can help you make mood boards. Get crafty over an evening of cheese, wine and cutting out magazine snippets!

Once you’ve chosen your venue, set the date and have a rough idea of the style of wedding you are going for, it is time to send your save the dates! Your bridesmaids can be ready to write and seal envelopes or hand-deliver the save the dates to guests that live locally.

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Let them take the lead on timings on the wedding morning so that you can try and relax and enjoy being pampered by your makeup team. Help you dress the wedding venue, from setting up centrepieces to directing suppliers to where they need to be, just make sure if your girls are doing these last-minute tasks that they have time to get ready, too.

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Making sure you all have something to eat in the morning, although you might not feel hungry, the wedding breakfast is usually late afternoon and it's a long day to go without sustenance! Put one of the girls on brunch duty.

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After your first dance, your girls should be up on the dance floor getting the party started. You may even want them to join you partway through your first dance if you are feeling nervous about taking centerstage.

Before you leave for the ceremony, your girls should make sure everyone has everything they need with them, from lippie to your bouquets.

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Planning a wedding is a big deal. It is fun, but it is also hard. Surround yourself with people who you trust enough to offload some of the planning. The people that love you will be happy to help you and feel honoured to be given such a significant title on the most important day of your life. If you get it right, you will walk down the aisle in procession with your best girls who have helped you every step of the way. WH

Fanning out your dress and veil before you make your big entrance and when you get to the end of the aisle so that your dress looks fabulous in your photographs!

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ood, glorious food! Beyond picking the right venue, your food choices and catering services are your next big decision when planning a wedding. But, what most people do not recognise is the venue and the food you choose are very much linked together. The team at Blame Her Ranch have moved away from any catering limitations in order to give the couple extreme flexibility. Here they share how they offer great food ideas…

FAMILY CATERING A few of BHR couples have decided that they want a family member to handle the catering, as it's a huge cost saving and our kitchen allows it. In all cases, the family member who oversaw the wedding food brought recipes that were rooted in family tradition. Our favorite was the 84-year-old grandmother who prepared all the food for 200 guests banquetstyle. Everyone loved it and was very personal and memorable. But, don’t forget about the dirty dishes!

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CHUCKWAGON To launch BHR to our family and friends, we had an old fashion chuckwagon BBQ. We had everything from brisket, ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread, and an amazing boysenberry cobbler. All cooked over a real campfire in cast iron pots. Everyone ate in our half-completed barn at the time.

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SIGNATURE BAR SERVICE At BHR, we allow our guests to offer an open bar as long as licensed bartenders oversee the operations. Couples can offer fun signature drinks beyond soft drinks, beer, and wine. We've seen a tequila and bourbon tasting bar that was a huge hit as well as signature cocktails. We also suggested the BHR Shishito Margarita (the recipe can be found on our website and was also featured in last month’s issue).

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PRIVATE CHEF WITH A TWIST All around the world private chefs are getting attention and celebrity status based on their cooking creativity. Here at BHR, we are blessed to have exemplary Native American chef, Lois EllenFrank. With an outstanding menu, Lois and her staff

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also give you background on how Native Americans prepared the food, the origins of the ingredients, and at the end of the meal, a tribal song that is unique and inspiring.

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FOOD TRUCK EXTRAVAGANZA When you think of food trucks, burgers, fries, and shakes come to mind, but, that has all changed. Now you can find African-Caribbean Fusion, Pizza and even New Mexican-infused sushi food trucks. We joke all the time that the food is sometimes better than what you get at many 4-5 star restaurants. They are more informal, but have fun with it. Even if you use the food truck just for appetizers, dessert, late night snacks or the Rehearsal Dinner.

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5-STAR DINING A story about food at a wedding would not be complete without talking about 5-star, 5-course dining. While creativity and uniqueness are important, great food and great service is key. Here in Santa Fe, NM, that company is Walter Burke. They never disappoint! Be sure to ask for the pre-food tasting with your caterer before picking any catering services. WH


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Inspired by the gossamer-like autumnal hydrangeas and the raw organic stone of The Old Hay Barn walls, the styling for this photoshoot was a fusion of textures and muted tones, complimenting and encapsulating the natural surroundings. A cloud of dried hydrangeas with white carnations hung above the tablescape, laid with artisanal ceramics, bamboo silk runners, taper candles in natural hues, crisp white florals in ceramic pots all interspersed amongst cut glassware with gold and white cutlery, adding a touch of sophistication and luxury.  Stationery was crafted from poppy-seed paper alongside contemporary frosted signage. Sculptural cakes oozed texture and intricate details of the hydrangea petals. 

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Hen party Enjoy a luxury hen party in the historic city of Bath

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he ring has been revealed and your wedding is booked, now it’s time to celebrate the exciting transition from Miss to Mrs! Hen parties are a wonderful way to mark this important milestone with your closest friends and bridesmaids. If you’re looking to book a hen do in a UK city that offers the perfect variety of cultural sights and fun activities, we’ve got some tried and tested tips for planning a hen weekend in Bath.

In the county of Somerset, just a half-hour drive from Bristol, Bath is one of the prettiest city destinations in England. Admired for its honey-hued Georgian architecture that influenced Jane Austen’s novels and its fascinating Roman heritage, the spa town’s history has shaped its timeless look and feel. The compact nature of the centre allows you to explore all of its best attractions in just a couple of days…

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BOAT TRIP ALONG THE RIVER AVON Start the weekend in style with a private cruise along the River Avon, beginning at Bathwick Hill. There are a variety of tour boat companies in the city, but Lady Lena stands out as the oldest electric riverboat in England and has starred in many film productions. The Victorian canal boat has a refurbished battery-powered engine that silently glides along the water. Without the rumble of a typical engine, you can sit back, relax and soak up the hypnotic sounds of rippling water as the boat passes timeworn country cottages and wide-open fields. It is also possible to bring your own food and drinks on board, which can be served on a pop-up table dressed in white linen, along with plates, bowls, cutlery and crystal flutes. Lady Lena is a picture of true sophistication, perfect for up to ten guests to enjoy. In total, the trip costs £240 for up to ten people on a two-hour cruise. visitladylena.co.uk

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COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS AT SUB13 Once you’ve settled into your Bath accommodation and a few hen party games are underway, booking a cocktail masterclass in the evening will shake up the atmosphere and get all the girls in the mood to celebrate. Sub 13, voted the best cocktail bar in Bath, offers a VIP cocktail making package for £25 per head. This includes a private room with a fully stocked bar, approximately three drinks each and a charismatic barman who’ll show you the art of mixology.

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On arrival, you’ll all be given a sparkling glass of bellini while the barman introduces some essential cocktail-making techniques. Following the tuition, each hen will get the chance to go behind the bar and create a cocktail for themselves. From measuring out the spirits to mastering the cocktail shaker’s stance, your delicious creations will be met with a round of applause. sub13.net

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THERMAE BATH SPA There’s no better way to feel revived from the night before than a couple of hours spent at Britain’s only natural thermal spa. Fuelled by the warm, mineral-rich waters that were first discovered beneath the city of Bath in 863BC – no wonder the city has a strong association with the Latin phrase ‘Salus Per Aquam’ or SPA, which translates to ‘health through water’. A two-hour session at the Thermae Spa with the use of a towel, robe and flip flops cost £37 on weekdays and £42 on weekends. The state-of-the-art complex features a multi-sensory wellness suite with an Infrared Room, a rejuvenating Ice Chamber, a Celestial Relaxation Room and two aromatic Steam Rooms, as well as the Minerva Spa, complete with a lazy river and a whirlpool to help you unwind. Save the best until last and ascend to the open-air rooftop pool that overlooks the chimney tops of Bath’s city centre and surrounding hills. It’s a spectacular setting, enhanced by the soothing air seats and bubbling jets beneath the surface. thermaebathspa.com


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FLOWER CROWN MAKING WITH THE BESPOKE FLOWER COMPANY Hiring a talented florist to hold a flower crown workshop at your hired accommodation makes a very memorable addition to the hen do itinerary. There are some beautiful floral designers around Bath, and many are also willing to travel to your chosen location. For example, The Bespoke Flower Co. is a multi-award winning florist from the Cotswolds who can deliver a seamless flower crown making workshop wherever you are in South West England.   Founder, Emma Hutchinson, is a recommended florist at some of the best wedding venues in the Cotswolds and has experience in crafting unique bouquets that last all day and suit the style of the bride-to-be. She will bring all of the flower crown making materials to your door and guide you through the process step-by-step, leaving you all with spectacular accessories to wear for the rest of the evening! thebespokeflowercompany.co.uk

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PRIVATE CHEF FROM DINEINDULGE A highlight of any party are the moments you cherish around the table - and a hen party is no exception. It’s a place to mark the occasion and toast to the bride-to-be’s next chapter. When it comes to catering, if you opt to cook yourselves, it can often interrupt the flow of the evening.

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Inspired by the romantic novel The Great Gatsby, this monochrome photoshoot features vintage details with a modern twist. Art-deco style fans are interspersed between long ostrich feathers and white orchids for floral displays that ooze 1920s drama. A huge flower hoop installation brings the styling into the modern age, with a nod to the current trend of floral focal points at the ends of aisles. The stationery suite features a classic art-deco design, velvet envelopes and a feather fringe, all sealed with trending wax seals and elegant envelope liners. A 1920s style gown, with draped sleeves and a flowing skirt, is coupled with the eras signature hairstyle, 'finger waves', and dark, smokey eye makeup for a dramatic bridal look.

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Simone & Etai PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERTA FACCHINI

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High in the snow-blanked mountains, snuggled beside an open fire – proposals don’t come more charming or heartfelt than this, but we’ll let Simone tell you the story: “Etai surprised me with a romantic trip over New Year to Colorado. We spent the day snowboarding and then one evening, snuggled by the fireplace, Etai gave me a scrapbook of our adventures together, and a poem he’d written for me. Then he got down on one knee with the most beautiful ring and proposed to me!” FIRST LOVE While Simone and Etai checked out almost 10 different wedding venues, it was the first they saw that stole their hearts – Borgo Corsignano in Poppi, Tuscany. “The gardens were breathtakingly beautiful and we loved that guests could stay at the venue too. It was exactly what we’d imagined our wedding in Tuscany would look like. It was magical, spacious, beautiful views, plus there were two pools and a hot tub for guests staying on-site.” AISLE STYLE It was a Berta design that captured this bride’s heart. “I wanted to feel both beautiful and comfortable. I’d always imagined a long train and sleeves, but when I tried designs like these on, I felt weighed down. The dress I chose was gorgeous, elegant, sexy and comfortable. I practised sitting down in it too before saying yes to the dress.” TAKE A VOW “Having a first-look before our ceremony was incredibly special. Just the two of us, no distractions, it was an amazing experience. When we made our

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vows, I loved listening to the promises we made and how our senses of humour shone through.” PARTY TIME The couple set the tone for a stylish event with tunes from the 60s and 70s forming the soundtrack to their wedding banquet. “It’s music we both grew up listening to through our parents,” they smile. “For the party, we chose dance music that we knew all our guests would appreciate, including some Israeli songs as Etai is from Israel.” The couple shared their first dance to ‘This Year’s Love’ by David Gray. WORDS OF WISDOM “I always tell my friends that photos are a must,” says the bride, “but there is nothing better than having a video of your wedding. It will take you back in time and make you feel like you’re reliving it, and we look forward to showing it to our kids one day.”

THE DREAM TEAM VENUE Borgo Corsignano, Tuscany PHOTOGRAPHER Roberta Facchini VIDEOGRAPHER HD Moments PLANNER Tuscan Tours and Weddings FLOWERS La Gardenia CATERER Ristorante Preludio CEREMONY MUSICIAN Firenze Classica DJ All Events Solutions

THE HONEYMOON Having tied the knot in Tuscany, the couple celebrated their honeymoon in Italy too, making a beeline for the Amalfi Coast and Positano. “Our holidays are usually pretty adventurous, but after our wedding all we wanted to do was relax and enjoy delicious food!” WH

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PRETTY PASTELS AND FLORAL DETAILS SET THE TONE FOR THE WEDDING. THE COUPLE CELEBRATED WITH A DELICIOUS NAKED CAKE DECORATED WITH SPARKLERS. THE BRIDE OPTED FOR A ROMANTIC LACE GOWN WITH SCOOP BACK AND PUDDLE TRAIN, WHILE THE GROOM LOOKED DAPPER IN A THREE-PIECE BLUE SUIT AND BLUSH PINK TIE. SUPPLIERS: STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ 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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Lucky couple Robyn and Tom found love as teenagers, and just in time for their 10-year anniversary, Tom proposed on a romantic trip to Amsterdam. Then it was full-speed into planning with bride Robyn, who works as a wedding coordinator, taking the lead. “Little did Tom know we’d be viewing venues straight away,” smiles Robyn, “but there was a two year wait for our ideal venue and date.” The location of choice? Askham Hall in Cumbria. “I appreciate a beautiful old building and we fell in love the moment we set foot into the main building. It took my breath away.” SETTING THE DATE In a twist on tradition, this couple legally tied the knot a few months before their June wedding. “We were having an outdoor symbolic ceremony at Askham Hall, so we had our legal wedding at the local registry office one day before our 12-year anniversary instead.” THE ‘I DO’s “I felt super emotional as soon as I arrived at the end of the aisle and saw everyone looking at me with teary eyes. Then Tom couldn’t hold it together either. Having an acoustic singer really added that extra touch, it was so perfect and we just couldn’t stop crying,” gushes Robyn.

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FINDING THE ONE “I’d had my eye on my dress for several years without even realising it,” reveals the bride. “I found it in a Newcastle boutique but in cream, which didn’t suit me as a red head. So I hit the road and tried it on in another shade at The Aisle in Ilkley. I found larger shops really overwhelming and loved the experience of shopping in a small boutique. Sash and Veil designed some bespoke tulle wings for each shoulder with matching applique to my dress.” GRAND PLANS “We’d planned a June wedding to coincide with half-term, as lots of our family and friends are teachers or have children. In the end, coronavirus restrictions meant we only had 22 guests anyway, so it didn’t really matter. It was actually a great excuse to downsize and really make a fuss of our nearest family and friends.” The couple celebrated in style with a Michelin-starred seven-course wedding menu by Richard Swales, before Robbie William’s ‘She’s The One’ set the soundtrack to their first dance. “Everyone joined us halfway through. It was really special.” WH

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RECLAIMED WOODEN SIGNPOSTS AND PAMPAS GRASS FRONDS CREATED A RUSTIC MEETS BOHO STYLE. THE BRIDE FILLED HER BOUQUET WITH FRAGRANT ROSES AND RUST-COLOURED FERNS FOR A UNIQUE AND WHIMSICAL FEEL. DAINTY SPAGHETTI STRAPS AND A V-NECKLINE FOR ROBYN’S LACE DRESS. REAL FLOWER PETAL CONFETTI AND A HOMEMADE PHOTOBOOTH ADDED FINISHING TOUCHES. SUPPLIERS: STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ 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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King and Queen CAUGHT ON CAMERA Every couple has a beautiful proposal story, but not everyone has those moments captured on film! “It was the morning of New Year’s Eve,” reminisces Golnaz. “We went for a walk at Montacute House and as we were wandering through the gardens, Dean was taking photos. He suggested we set the phone up on the bench to take some pictures of us together – little did I know it was set to video, and recording every moment as Dean then got down on one knee with a beautiful ring in his hand.” LET THERE BE LOVE 16 weeks isn’t long to plan a wedding, but with a pandemic unfolding and just one date available at their venue of choice, 16 weeks was all Golnaz and Dean decided they’d need: “We were determined to make it happen. We didn’t know what the rules might be, and we knew we may have to limit our guest list. We just wanted to get married, no matter what.” 21ST-CENTURY FAIRY-TALE “We instantly fell in love with Lulworth Castle while searching online. I could picture us at the top of the staircase with the stunning castle backdrop. Sarah, the wedding organiser there, was so attentive, giving us Zoom tours and

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helping us with all the details. It was the most perfect venue for a fairytale wedding.” THE BIG DAY The bride and her bridesmaids rented a cottage close to the castle for the night before the wedding. “I woke up early, crept downstairs and the first thing I saw was my dress hanging up. It all felt real then, I was so excited to marry my one true love,” Golnaz smiles. Hairstylist Laura Mackenzie and makeup artist Michaela Selene had everyone feeling their beautiful best. “It was an absolute pleasure to have them around on what could have been a very stressful morning,” the bride recommends. PERFECT PROMISES The bride walked down the aisle to ‘I Get To Love You’ by Ruelle. “The lyrics relate so well to our love story, when we first heard the song we both burst into tears. It was a risk to book our castle venue without seeing it in person, but it was absolutely breath-taking! Walking down the aisle was totally surreal.”

PICTURE THIS SUPPLIERS: VENUE Lulworth Castle DRESS Minster Bridal Boutique “Our photographer David immediately put HAIR Laura Mackenzie Hair Design BEAUTY Michaela STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ me at ease. He captured everyone and every Selene Make Up FLOWERS Melissayourself_MODELS Rose Design @nat_oliviaandjude deanosearle CELEBRANT moment but managed to blend in. The photos PHOTOGRAPHY David Wheeler Photography @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER @kate_swerdlow_photo_ are phenomenal, everything we studio VIDEOGRAPHER @kevinlinesphoto FLORIST @sarah_ wanted MAKEUP and more.” WH maylin_flowers HAIRSTYLIST @bespokebridal_hair @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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It was third time lucky for Leonora and Mark, who set the date for the third and final time for their dream Chilterns wedding. “We got married at St Mary the Virgin Church in Hambleden. It’s a medieval church in one of the prettiest villages in the Chilterns, and the very same church my parents had married in 30 years ago,” smiles Leonora. ENGLISH ROSE Paying homage to family traditions, the bride even arrived in the very same 1927 Rolls Royce that had delivered her mum to her parents’ wedding ceremony all those years ago. Opera singers performed Andrea Bocelli at the couple’s ceremony. A huge archway of roses welcomed the couple and their guests to the church, with a sea of aptly named David Austin ‘Leonora’ roses filling the space with beauty and scent within. “I had to pinch myself,” Leonora reminisces. “My father then walked me down the aisle carefully trying not to step on the enormous train of my Suzanne Neville dress and metres-long veil. Our miniature dachshund Odie was even there, he was the ring bearer!” HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Leonora and Mark left the ceremony hand in hand on cloud nine, before relocating to their home in the Hambleden Valley, where their guests joined them to celebrate. “We had a beautiful marquee in the garden – it

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“We married in the same church my parents did 30 years earlier”

was like something out of a fairytale with thousands of roses. I’ll never forget it,” smiles the bride. Guests were treated to glasses of Champagne on the lawn as bagpipers played on from inside the marquee. A three-course meal followed with the speeches and then the couple cut their decadent five-tier cake.

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A TALE OF TWO DRESSES After marrying at their traditional church ceremony in a quintessentially English Suzanne Neville design, bride Leonora opted for a wardrobe change when it was time to hit the dance floor. “I changed into a custom-made Valentini Spose gown to dance the night away. We had a live band – The Sway Allstars Orchestra – and a DJ to supply the tunes.”

CEREMONY St Mary The Virgin Church, Hambleden MARQUEE Mudway Workham DRESS Suzanne Neville and Valentini Spose GROOM Neal and Palmer BRIDESMAIDS TH&TH Bridesmaids HAIR La Medusa Henley BEAUTY Kelly Dawn Bridal PLANNING Henry Bonas Events CATERING Quince and Clover CAKE Terry Wilson FLOWERS John Carter Flowers INVITATIONS Gee Brothers PRODUCTION Knight Light Events ENTERTAINMENT The Sway Allstars Orchestra, ALR Music, The Juke Joints, Trip the Light PHOTOGRAPHY Chloe Winstanley, Zuzia Zwada VIDEOGRAPHY Kissing Gate Films

DOUBLE THE FUN The day after the wedding, the festivities continued, with the newlyweds welcoming 160 guests to their home for a garden party, complete with oysters, a roaming band and seafood paella. “We danced the night away all over again,” the couple grin. WH

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BILLOWING ARRANGEMENTS OF WHITE BLOOMS FOR WOW-FACTOR STYLING. THE BRIDE STUNNED IN A SWEEPING A-LINE GOWN WITH A PLUNGE NECKLINE AND OFF-THESHOULDER LACE ILLUSION SLEEVES. FAIRY LIGHTS AND CHANDELIERS ILLUMINATED THE CELEBRATIONS. GUESTS WERE TREATED TO A DECADENT FEAST OF TREATS ALMOST TOO BEAUTIFUL TO EAT! SUPPLIERS:

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Fall-ing for You Above a sea of twinkling lights on Christmas Eve in New York City, this dashing groom decided to ask the all-important question and propose to bride Navey. “It was a complete surprise on a family vacation with my parents and siblings. Once I’d said yes, his parents and siblings appeared out of nowhere to surprise me as well!” she reminisces. RUSTIC ROMANCE After opting for an autumn wedding, Navey and Jacob named Schafer Century Barn as their venue of dreams for their biggest day. “It’s a family business that holds a lot of tradition and love in my family, being seventh generation farmers. My parents completely rebuilt the century barn in the backyard of my childhood home. My siblings both got married here, it seemed special and sentimental for my husband and I to do that too. It fit our rustic fall theme perfectly, decorating with maroon and gold, burnt orange and plum.” AISLE STYLE With her family by her side, bride Navey set out to find her dream dress.

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“We went to a few different shops but ended up finding the perfect dress as Schaffers Bridal – we all agreed it was perfect and it even ended up being my dad’s favourite, too. Getting ready on the day, I felt so excited and loved. It was surreal, and I was definitely relieved that the last minute planning and bustle was done, and I finally got to marry my best friend.” “My husband’s Dad had passed a year and a half before my wedding, and my grandmother six months before and we wanted to do something to have them both there with us in a way. We each wore a photograph patch of them inside Jacob’s tie and my dress. It was so simple but really sentimental and special to both of us.”

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One of the most important decisions you will make, the venue will set the scene for your entire day. It will dictate your styling, the food you serve and, naturally, feature in all of your photographs.

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City chic, coastal retreat or countryside escape… where will you choose to wed?

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STORRS HALL

An idyllic venue with views across Lake Windermere, Storrs Hall is an elegant Grade II listed Georgian mansion. Licensed to hold your ceremony inside or outside, you can choose where to wed. Guests can raise a glass to the happy couple on the rolling lawns, in front of the lake, during the drinks reception, before heading into the house to enjoy your first meal (created using the finest local produce) as a married couple. storrshall.com

MALLORY COURT

The historic Mallory Court Hotel and Spa is a beautiful venue in Warwickshire. Set in ten acres of private grounds with views out onto the countryside beyond, there’s plenty of stunning spaces to choose from as a backdrop for your wedding day. With an in-house florist and accessories supplier, your wedding decor can be easily arranged. After partying into the night, you and your guests can make your way to one of the 43 bedrooms to crash. The award-winning events team are ready to make your special day one to remember. mallory.co.uk 104 NOVEMBER

GLEWSTONE COURT

Marry at the Grade II listed Georgian Manor House, Glewstone Court, and the team will make sure you feel you are at (a very grand) home from home, surrounded by splendour and dedicated staff making every moment exactly as you’ve dreamed. Celebrate your nuptials with an indulgent wedding breakfast, perfectly presented, in the two rosette restaurant before partying into the evening. glewstonecourt.com


Venues WASING PARK With a choice of ceremony location, including the parish church, the Victorian summer house and the garden room, you can hold the wedding of your dreams – whatever they may be – at Wasing Park. There’s a choice of dining style too, from plated fine dining meals to a relaxed Farmhouse menu and even an alfresco fire pit option. The castle barn is the perfect space for elegant receptions, with a blank canvas of red brick walls, allowing you to completely personalise your day. wasing.co.uk

ST AUDRIES

Heading down the long driveway, passing the venue’s 100-acre deer park and the woodland beyond, there’s no doubt that you’ll know you’re in the countryside at St Audries Park. Say ‘I do’ in the orangery, looking out across the manicured lawns to the picture-perfect manor house. Entertain your guests in the Great Hall, complete with a double vaulted ceiling, feature fireplace and minstrels’ gallery. Dine on a delicious plated three-course meal. Party the night away in the Disco room, before hanging up your dancing shoes with an overnight stay the magnificent bridal suite. Enjoy breakfast the following morning with all of your guests and re-live the day before. audries-park.co.uk

BOVEY CASTLE

Looking for the perfect fairytale venue to tie the knot in? Look no further. Bovey Castle is an unforgettable wedding venue in Devon, set in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys. 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 photographs. The venue can be hired exclusively for ultimate privacy. boveycastle.com

MARSHWOOD MANOR

Magical and romantic, take countryside wedding venue to the next level at Marshwood Manor and marry under the Victorian bower out in the estate’s woodland or the wildflower meadow. On chillier days, celebrate in the brick-built Haybarn. The simplicity of the barn lends itself perfectly to wedding receptions as you can dress and style it as you wish. marshwoodmanor.co.uk WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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on the coast HEADLANDS HOTEL

The Headland Hotel is a grand Victorian redbrick mansion, with a prime position on a clifftop overlooking the renowned Fistral Beach in Cornwall. Enjoy a wedding breakfast of rosette-worthy dishes for up to 200 guests, while you take in the 360-degree ocean views. Both intimate ceremonies and large guest lists are welcome here. The hotel is fabulous in every season, with drinks receptions on the Terrace in the height of summer and cosy costal celebrations taking place in the winter months. headlandhotel.co.uk

GWEL AN MOR

Marrying at Landal Gwel an Mor, you can choose between the Wedding Barn and the spectacular Yurt, or use both for the ultimate Cornish wedding. With sea views, fabulous food, and a whole host of accommodation options, Gwel an Mor will tick all the boxes. There is even a wildlife centre on-site, meaning you can pose with owls, reindeer and foxes in your wedding snaps. gwelanmor.com

THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL AND RESTAURANT Overlooking the Jurassic coastline and Lyme Regis’ world famous Cobb Harbour, which was voted as one of ‘the most romantic places in England’, The Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant is a picturesque venue for a seaside wedding celebration. Perched on the clifftop and set in its own private gardens, with direct access to the sandy beach below, there are plenty of spots for romantic photographs. hotelalexandra.co.uk

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Venues CARBIS BAY HOTEL

With 12 separate areas of the estate licensed for ceremonies, Carbis Bay Hotel offers weddings to suit everyone. From cosy intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations with a beachside, firework finale. Make a weekend of it and you can enjoy some pre-wedding pampering in the spa and post-wedding celebrations with beach barbecues and cocktail parties. Guests will love the stylish accommodation and you can wake up as newleyweds in one of the hotel’s new beach lodges, some of which have their own hot tubs and sauna pods. carbisbayhotel.co.uk

TUNNELS BEACHES

A private beachside venue, set into the cliff edge and accessed through a hand-carved tunnel that dates back to Victorian times, Tunnels Beaches is hard to beat for spectacular sunsets and a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. The modern venue is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies within its thatched gazebo overlooking the sea, or inside the contemporary venue building. The rugged coastline provides a dramatic backdrop and incredible photo opportunities. tunnelsbeaches.co.uk

THE HYTHE IMPERIAL HOTEL

Say ‘I do’ on the Kent coastline. The Hythe Imperial Hotel is a beautifully styled Victoria hotel, positioned right on the coast of Hythe. One of the largest venues in the county, the hotel caters to civil ceremonies, traditional church services and everything in-between. Enjoy your welcome drinks in the formal gardens, followed by your wedding breakfast in the ballroom. Party the night away before retiring to one of the elegantly styled suites. hytheimperial.co.uk

FAIRMONT ST ANDREWS

Be swept away by the romance of some of Scotland’s most beautiful, rugged landscapes. Fairmont St Andrews is a five-star resort with panoramic views of St Andrew Bay and the historic town. With an elegant sweeping staircase leading to a magnificent glass-roofed Atrium, it is the perfect location for a glamorous wedding party, whether an intimate wedding or a grand affair. standrewsbay.com

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THE LANESBOROUGH

Overlooking Hyde Park Corner and adjacent to the grounds of Buckingham Palace, The Lanesborough, London has long been considered one of the city’s most iconic hotels and is the definition of a fairytale wedding venue. The hotel offers a choice of gorgeous private rooms for ceremonies and receptions, available individually or in combination, from the intimate St George’s Room with views of Constitution Arch, to the palatial, Murano mirror-lined Belgravia Room, whose windows cast their regal gaze across Hyde Park, each one as unforgettable as the next. The Lanesborough’s wedding planner is on hand from the moment preparations start to offer expert guidance and organisation on floral displays, photography, decoration, menus, music, spa treatments, wedding night accommodation, chauffeured car services and every other conceivable detail. oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough

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Make your way up the grand staircase, with double-height windows behind it presenting a dramatic view over London, to your private wedding ceremony at the iconic Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard. Shangri-la offers the most fantastic views of the city, providing an ideal backdrop for wedding photographs. On Level 34, the hotel boasts three private venues and the spacious Sky Lounge, each featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views over the city and the River Thames. The dedicated Shangri-La events team take care of every detail of your day, from beginning to end, ensuring perfection with experienced hosts, state-of-the-art services and tailor-made menus. London’s most high-profile destination for weddings. shangri-la.com/en/london/shangrila 108 NOVEMBER

Host a stylish wedding within the iconic St Pancras International Station. Say ‘I do’ on the Grand Terrace, under the Barlow Shed, which is flooded with natural light for your wedding photographs, before an opulent drinks reception in the Searcys Champagne bar – the longest Champagne bar in Europe. Indulge in a bespoke wedding breakfast in the Art Deco style Brassier before partying into the night. A grand event space for up to 400 standing or 180 seated guests, St Pancras by Searcys brings you the opportunity to celebrate your nuptials surrounded by the charm of the awe-inspiring train station. searcys.co.uk/venues/st-pancras-brasserie/


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Romance in Europe Sea, sand and sunshine combined with chic cities and world-famous cuisines, a honeymoon in Europe promises a wonderful start to married life…

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urope has an eclectic mix of romantic capital cities and Mediterranean islands that are all unique in their own way, so you don’t need to travel too far to create lasting memories on your honeymoon. The allure of Europe’s winding cobbled streets, soft golden sands, towering cathedral spires and authentic local cuisine has long attracted honeymooners from the UK and beyond. Read on to discover our top European honeymoon destinations to inspire your holiday plans.

POSITANO, ITALY

George Clooney and Mick Jagger often flock to this seaside retreat, complete with a private beach, Michelin-starred restaurant, grass tennis courts, spa and an outdoor pool. At Il San Pietro di Positano, you can experience honeymoon bliss, uninterrupted. ilsanpietro.com

HVAR, CROATIA

Electric blue skies and dramatic ocean scenery meet the emerald Monti Lattari mountain range on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Welcome to Positano, the epicentre of Aperol Spritz, stylish sailing boats and dazzling beaches where the jet-setting elite come to unwind. The desirable cliffside town tumbles down towards the sea in an explosion of colour and sounds of bustling curbside cafes and boutiques. It’s a famous European destination of postcardworthy beauty that every honeymooner has on their travel bucket list.

All-year-round Mediterranean sunshine and flawless golden beaches will greet you on the Croatian Dalmatian island of Hvar. This bustling port and resort destination is dotted with pine forests, rocky coves and yachts moored up in the harbour. Hvar is celebrated for having a desirable combination of tranquil natural spots, beautiful architecture and the upbeat nightlife scene at Hula Hula Beach Bar and Stipanska Beach. Inland from the coast, couples can explore the hidden hamlets, sprawling vineyards and fragrant lavender fields that stretch for miles.

TOP SIGHTS • Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, the storied 13th-century church that features a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. • Spiaggia Grande, a glamorous celebrity-studded 300m beach at the heart of Positano's waterfront. • The Path of the Gods, a popular 8km walk for centuries, providing pristine views of the Amalfi Coast.

TOP SIGHTS • Historic Croatian monuments including the Franciscan Monastery, the Church of our Lady of Merci and the museum, next to the centre of Hvar Town. • The fortress above Hvar Town, where you’ll look out over stunning views of Hvar Town, the Adriatic sea and the Pakleni islands. • The Neolithic Grapčeva Cave near Jelsa, one of the oldest sites of civilization in the Adriatic, dating back to 5000BC.

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CORFU, GREECE

Aquamarine Ionian waters lap at golden sands in Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast. Also famous for its lush green landscapes, Corfu is affectionately known as Greece’s emerald island. Along the coast, an array of beautiful coastal resorts gives honeymooners endless opportunities for rest and relaxation after the excitement of their wedding day. While beach days and authentic dining at local restaurants are available in abundance across the island, there are also rich cultural attractions to enjoy, including two impressive fortresses and the grand Palace of St Michael and St George. TOP SIGHTS • Corfu Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage city of winding alleys, Venetian and Neoclassical houses and two majestic fortresses.  • Achilleion, a Neoclassical palace designed by the Italian architect Raffaele Caritto. • Angelokastro, a castle built on a rocky outcrop 300m above sea level overlooking panoramic ocean views and mainland Greece. 

WHERE TO STAY Your private oasis awaits at Domes of Corfu, a sophisticated seaside retreat where warm hospitality, fine dining and exclusive suites make it an idyllic honeymoon escape. Surrounded by the cypress speckled cliffs and the blue flag awarded Glyfada beach, you’ll have everything you need to unwind with your other half as you begin your next married chapter. The hotel is perfectly positioned to give close access to Corfu’s Old Town, as well as, having a remote feel far from any hustle and bustle of the town. Enjoy the slow pace, sleep peacefully in the luxuriously appointed bedrooms and restore your senses with a refreshing dip in the ocean. domesresorts.com

LISBON, PORTUGAL

Stationed among seven rolling hills, Lisbon is a colourful and charismatic city with an array of museums, authentic Portuguese restaurants serving traditioanl dishes, markets and more. It’s a hilly, coastal capital with ornate pastelcoloured buildings and the signature yellow trams that glide through the myriad of cobbled streets. In Lisbon, honeymooners will get the best of both worlds, as it’s a destination that combines urban sights with a stunning string of renowned Atlantic beaches. So, after a morning city stroll, you can spend the afternoon discovering gentle swimming lagoons and surfing spots along the shore or simply pull up a lounger and relax on one of your nearest white sandy beaches.

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MALLORCA, SPAIN

Mallorca (also known as Majorca) is a glistening honeymoon hotspot with warm turquoise waters, sheltered coves and striking mountain ranges in Spain’s Balearic Islands. The capital of Palma makes a wonderful day trip, with its spectacular cathedral and Almudaina Palace, a fairytale castle and residence of the Spanish Royal family. The island also attracts visitors for its favourable sailing conditions, white sand beaches, for its delicious locally produced food and vibrant calendar of events that take place throughout the year. With flights taking only a couple of hours from the UK, honeymooning in Mallorca offers the perfect mix of sunshine, relaxation and cultural discoveries. TOP SIGHTS • Palma Cathedral, a spectacular Gothic architectural icon that faces towards the sea. • Serra de Tramuntana, a national park that runs along the island's west coast. • Vineyards located around the town of Binissalem, in the central plains. WHERE TO STAY Situated in a historic fortress that was initially built to guard the Bay of Palma, Cap Rocat is a sensational castle-turned-hotel on a private peninsula that provides a mesmerising base for your honeymoon. Nestled within a Protected Natural Area, its design visionary, Antonio Obrador, was praised with the Europa Nostra award for respecting its original architecture and environment. The majestic 26-bedroom boutique hotel now features an infinity pool, two restaurants, a private cinema, gym and spa located in a former limestone water deposit. It’s a honeymoon haven of complete tranquillity. caprocat.com/habitaciones-cap-rocat/

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Getting married in...

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talian weddings are the epitome of romance, where there is a boundless variety of beautiful backdrops to celebrate your special day. One of the most popular regions for a European wedding is Tuscany, Italy’s central region filled with rolling landscapes, rustic vineyards and olive groves. The capital is the Renaissance city of Florence, where spellbinding architecture rubs shoulders with some of the most famous masterpieces in the world including Michelangelo’s ‘David’ sculpture and Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ painting. In Italy, couples can pick between a legally binding ceremony at a town hall, a Catholic church or marrying in their home country before coming to Italy for a symbolic ceremony. Choosing the latter allows you to have more flexibility on venue choice beyond the religious or official town hall setting. For example, you could pick a country villa where you can bring in your own suppliers or an all-inclusive luxury hotel. The most coveted venues are those where all of your guests can stay together for a long weekend, surrounded by glorious Tuscan views. Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort is a magical location just a few minutes from Florence city centre. It’s a traditional Renaissance residence that captures the spirit of the destination, surrounded by an immense 20-acre garden estate and a panoramic terrace overlooking the Florentine hills. It has been restored into a 5-star hotel, with all of the amenities you could possibly need for a successful wedding day. Your guests will forever be entertained by the hotel’s large heated

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outdoor pool, the restaurant’s seasonal delicacies and the seemingly endless manicured gardens. There is a capacity for up to 80 guests in the à la carte restaurant or charming oil mill and up to 150 in the outdoor space surrounding the villa. villatolomeihotel.it/ Typically, the best months to marry in Tuscany are from mid-May to the end of September, when the daylight period is the longest. It allows you to dine alfresco and take timeless naturally lit photographs outdoors. August is often a little too hot for weddings, particularly in the cities, meaning that many Italian businesses often close for the month. For the most optimum temperatures, choose a date in early or late summer, and remember to book up to a year in advance to guarantee availability at your favourite venue. Dress accordinly or marry later in the day if you are marrying in late July. Planning a destination wedding becomes much easier with the experienced hand of an Italian wedding planner. They have expert knowledge of the local wedding customs and strong relationships with all the best suppliers and venues. Without the language barrier of dealing with the communications yourself, your planner can also liaise all of the details for you. Francesca Torrini of Wedding in Tuscany has unparalleled knowledge of the Tuscan region and she’ll help you plan a unique celebration that reflects you as a couple. From the technical, legal and creative elements, she’ll provide you with the best advice in every aspect of the wedding plans to make the process effortless. wedding-in-tuscany.com/


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or a truly one of a kind wedding, Sardinia is a magical island in the Mediterranean Sea where it’s popular to marry on the beach with the ocean as your backdrop and pearlescent white sand between your toes. With almost 2,000km of coastline, the are endless opportunities for a private beach ceremony, as well as the mountainous interior where venues are typically nestled amid beautiful rugged landscapes and Bronze Age ruins. The island’s vast variety of exclusive wedding settings is coupled with the nation’s collective spirit of hospitality, meaning that you and your guests will be treated to an unforgettable experience. Sardinia is an island of impressive contrasts, from lush vegetation to lunar-like landscapes, all fringed by turquoise oceans and powder-soft sands. It’s a country that provides a feast for the senses, with incredible natural sights, the sounds of launeddas, a typical Sardinian woodwind instrument, and the aromatic smells of the Mediterranean myrtle leaves. Not forgetting the extraordinary wealth of local food and cooking methods that are steeped in tradition. A picturesque island, hard not to fall in love with once you’ve experienced its beauty.  Sardinian wedding venue options include relaxed beach

Travel restaurants near your ceremony spot in the sand, rustic mansions and farmhouses immersed in Sardinia’s mainland, or sunset celebrations in boutique hotels and luxury lighthouses that peer out over the ocean. Sardinia offers a movie-like setting that will make your day stand out from the rest. The perfect place to start is with an experienced wedding planner. They will help you shortlist your favourite wedding venues and create an event that matches your budget and vision for the day. For truly spectacular weddings in Sardinia, contact Luca Gentilini of Porto Certo Events. His impressive career began in the music industry as a DJ in Monto Carlo, presenting some of the most significant events in collaboration with global brands including Nike, Red Bull and Coca Cola. His instinct for artistic direction and igniting memorable atmospheres led him to create Luca Gentilini Entertainment in Porto Cervo, one of the leading event companies in the region, and later, Porto Cervo Events in 2012, teaming up with the very best luxury event specialists in Sardinia. Their focus is to bring the best out of your wedding day, by transforming the space into an unforgettable setting that is different every single time. portocervoevents.com WH

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A HISTORIC RENAISSANCE RESIDENCE

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ILLA TOLOMEI HOTEL & RESORTS is a Renaissance historical residence, completely restored and transformed into a 5 star luxury hotel, ready to be discovered by all its guests so as to provide an emotion that will remain forever marked in their memories. A magnificent Resort that is surrounded by the green hills of Marignolle, a panoramic view that relaxes the mind and the fresh, pure air of the Florentine hills, all just a few minutes from the heart of Florence.

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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If you have ever seen the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, you probably fell in love with stunning Tuscany and dreamed about visiting at least once in your life. You may have thought about marrying in this amazing place, but you are afraid that planning the destination wedding of your dreams might be too difficult and expensive. That’s not true if you are in good hands, and with Wedding in Tuscany agency, you definitely are! Wedding in Tuscany is one of the most well-established agencies in Florence. Thanks to their structure, the team are able to organise and plan your wedding from A to Z: not just the wedding day, but also tours, tastings, transfers, honeymoons, pre-wedding events and anything else you might be dreaming of. Francesca Torrini from Wedding is Tuscany says, "We are 100% made in Tuscany and know our region by heart: we want couples to experience the real Tuscan soul, for this reason we work with local suppliers who share our vision and love for our area. If you follow our guide, you'll experience the real Tuscan wedding. We pride ourselves on having ancient traditions and exclusive taste that will make your wedding unique and memorable."

Tuscany is a charming region, renowned all over the world and has a wide range of amazing locations to choose from for your special day, such as medieval cities, countryside including the iconic Chianti, seaside, castles, villages, villas, hotels and much more. There is something to suit every couple. If you really want to experience Tuscan soul, start with a welcome dinner in the beautiful vineyards of Chianti or in Val d’Orcia, like at Terre di Nano. Set up with rustic tables and chairs, grape clusters and foliage centerpiece, authentic Tuscan food and prestigious wines, your guests will be dazzled and delighted. Dreaming of saying "I do" in a castle? Marry at Castello di Bibbione and you will feel like royalty. A reception dinner in an evocative cloister, featuring an imperial table embellished with chandeliers and a single and long centerpiece made of olive leaves and white peonies – a classic but always romantic choice! We can’t forget to mention Florence and its surroundings, the perfect choice if you dream of an elegant and luxury event. Marry in a stunning and ancient church in the very heart of the old city. Have couples photographs at Piazzale Michelangelo and amaze your guest with a reception in a stylish hotel or a sophisticated villa, as Villa Cora… You will definitely give yourselves and your guests something to remember! So, whatever you’re looking for a rustic or a super fancy location, Tuscany will answer all your questions and Wedding in Tuscany will be right here to fulfill all your dreams. WH

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Romance in Scotland

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or a wee country, Scotland is packed full of surprises. From legendary cities, historic regions and secluded isles, there’s a bit of myth and romance wherever you turn. No doubt, many lovebirds fall head over heels for this northern land and choose it for their big day celebrations. Scotland is a perfect wedding destination for just about anyone. The selection of wedding locations is endless – you can marry by a ruined castle in the magical Highlands, in a charming byre in the Scottish Lowlands, as well as, at the edge of a cliff if it tickles your fancy. There are plenty of off the grid wedding locations, and if you prefer to go down a more traditional route, elegant and majestic venues are all over the map. The great thing about getting hitched in Scotland is that you can exchange vows just about anywhere and every couple can celebrate a religious or civil ceremony in the country, in any language required. Performing warm, inclusive and intimate weddings for the couples she meets along her path, Karen Farquhar Celebrant (aberdeencelebrant.co.uk) is our favoured celebrant in Scotland. Working in Aberdeen and across the northeast of Scotland, Karen Farquhar is your go-to expert for bespoke humanist ceremonies. Count on her to conduct legal weddings and civil partnerships, as well as non-legal weddings for couples who married abroad and want another significant ceremony surrounded by loved ones. The awe doesn’t end here, aside from the gorgeous views and spectacular settings, Scotland offers rich gastronomic delicacies that will delight your palates. Thanks to varied weather, rich soil and surrounding water, this country is a culinary paradise. Serve succulent Aberdeen Angus beef or Stornoway black pudding on your day, and for the pescatarians, there’s plenty of fish and

The guide to making the most of your dream wedding in Scotland

seafood, like Shetland salmon and shellfish, to savour. Not to mention the incredible choice of drinks and spirits, from the local ales to the world-renowned Scottish whiskies and gins. If you are a true whiskey lover, you can also plan a one-of-a-kind wedding in one of the many Scottish distilleries. For a lavish and memorable menu, confide in Kate’s Bespoke Catering. The team works throughout Scotland, bringing the best fresh produce to the table (facebook.com/katesbespokecatering). And, for the icing on the cake, contact Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium (gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site) to get your cake ready for your big day. Cakes, cupcakes and all things sweet, you name it and the pastry professionals will prepare exactly what you’ve imagined. Using the best local ingredients, they will bake the loveliest and tastiest cake you’ve ever had.

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With so many breathtaking settings to choose from, here are our leads for the perfect Caledonian wedding: EDINBURGH The Scottish capital is a romantic city to explore with your love. Composed of medieval Old Town on one side and Georgian New Town on the other, the city, combines the story of two eras. If you are looking for the pulsating heart of Edinburgh, head towards the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile, where you'll stumble upon the majestic Edinburgh Castle, with views of the city below. On the other side of the city, is the elegantly built New Town. Here is where the Princes Street Gardens emerge from the terrain where once flowed Nor Loch.

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PERTHSHIRE A glorious region filled to the brim with beautiful settings for your vows, Perthshire couldn’t be left out of our list. The area is fast becoming one of the most visited areas in the country, with its picturesque towns, myriad of lochs, forests and glens, in addition to well-preserved venues, elegant hotels and top-notch eateries. For a picture-perfect wedding, The Byre at Inchyra (thebyreatinchyra.co.uk) is an award-winning wedding estate set in the heart of Perthshire. With many locations to choose from and a professional wedding team on-site, planning your party on these 150-acres is awe-inspiring. During the warm months, you can have your event amidst the enchanted woodland, or if you prefer to be indoors, the barn is a picturesque option. Did you know you can also plan an intimate wedding at Edinburgh Castle? A dream for many. If you need a hand with the daunting task, there’s one expert in town that can take the stress away. The Wedding Guru-Oskar is an independent wedding planner and wedding venue consultant in Scotland. You might need a day-of planner or someone to guide you every step of the way, whatever your needs, The Wedding Guru (theweddingguruoskar.co.uk) will be there to help. GLASGOW & AYRSHIRE Glasgow is a cool wedding destination for those interested in a bustling city vibe and numerous cultural attractions. If you’d like to extend your celebrations, you can keep your guests busy with plenty of cultural sights, trendy restaurants and hip art scenes. The city is home to some amazing venues, from chic hotels and historic buildings to charming houses set just a stone’s throw away from the centre. You won’t run out of options when in Glasgow, that's for sure. If you find yourself in Glasgow and need the perfect company to do your makeup on your big day, you can count on our recommended supplier, The Bride to Be (thebridetobe.co.uk). Having a bridal look that you love will boost your confidence, and that’s why it’s important to work with one of the best. After the first consultation and trial, the team of specialists will create the perfect finish for your bridal look. Not far from the city, Fleur and Blume (fleurandblume.com) craft bespoke wedding flower compositions. From vibrant bouquets to classy boutonnières, you can expect only the best for your special day. You’ll be able to work hand-in-hand with your florist, and designers will be there to make your dreams come true, no matter how big or small your floral requisites are. Only a 40-minute drive from Glasgow, in the splendid resort town of Ayr, Strictly Bridal (strictlybridal.co.uk) is the go-to shop if you’re looking for high-end designers at affordable prices. Whether you're a bride or you're picking out a dress for your flower girl, Strictly Bridal has a huge range of stunning dresses that combine style, sophistication, and affordability.

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THE SCOTTISH BORDERS A spellbinding district, distinguished by rolling hills, perfectly manicured gardens and a stunning coast to the east, the Scottish Borders won’t leave you disappointed. A treasure trove for couples searching for the perfect wedding location, you’ll be stunned by the plethora of ancient abbeys, grand manor houses and majestic castles. There’s plenty to uncover and you can follow the literary itineraries set by the great writers, as Sir Walter Scott. To make it on time to your venue, pick from the timeless wedding cars of Borders Vintage Experience (bordersvintageexperience. co.uk). Go that extra mile on your special day and arrive in style in one of the numerous classic cars, which can all be decorated externally to fit your wedding theme and colour palette. FIFE The Kingdom of Fife is the regal county out of the bunch – a fairytale-like territory on many couples’ bucket lists. Just image getting hitched in the ancient town of St Andrews, amidst astonishing ruins and with the soothing sound of the waves nearby. Fife is home to Fennes Jewellery (fennesjewellery.com), an award-winning company that can create your dream jewellery piece for your important event. Wedding bands, bridal jewellery or beautiful gifts, you can count on them to find the perfect gem. HIGHLANDS If you’re in quest of dramatic sceneries and remote destinations, then you’ll be smitten by the striking Highlands, blessed with glens and lochs as far as the eye can see. Here you’ll find the bonnie Highland cows, Ben Navis (the highest mountain in the UK), and charming towns like Inverness. To capture your magical day, White Feather Filmmaker (whitefeatherfilmmaker.com) is our top film company in the Highlands. The founder Tom Alner uses a naturalistic, cinematic style which sets him apart from the competition. He will help you store your wedding memories forever. Looking for the perfect mother of the bride outfit? Then, visit La-Di-Da Fashion (la-di-da-fashion.co.uk) in Inverness. The boutique offers designer pieces for all tastes and sizes. You’ll also find a great selection of accessories to complete your look.


Travel ANGUS Angus has it all. Whether you’re looking for a stately countryside home or a sandy beach to say ‘I do’, you’re bound to find the perfect place in this Scottish region. Make your nuptials stand out with our hand-picked florists, who will add the finishing touches to your wedding prep. Looping Lillies Flowers & Gifts (facebook.com/LoopingLiliesFlorists, facebook.com/sanpadopetal) is a new venture for its owners, and they’ve made quite the first impression with their selection of flowers. Go bold or go home with Sanpado Florists (facebook.com/sanpadopetals), another floral option who's bouquets will surely pass the test of time.

ABERDEENSHIRE For miles and miles, you’ll find unparalleled coastal views and unspoiled rolling hills. This northern county has a lot to offer, and it’s a blissful wedding destination to celebrate your day away from the crowds. To make it ever the more special, reach out to From Forty Five (facebook.com/fromfortyfive). The stationery company will craft not only your invites and personalised signage, but incredible installations, from customised photo areas adorned with balloons to marvelous decorative walls. WH

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Wedding Awards

Introducing the winners of the Scottish Wedding Awards Best Venue The Byre at Inchyra Best Planner The Wedding Guru Oskar Best Photographer Alison White Photography Best Videographer White Feather Filmmaker Best Florists Looping Lillies Flowers & Gifts Best Celebrant Karen Farquhar

Best Mother of the Bride & Occasion Wear La-Di-Da Fashion Best Jeweller Fennes Jewellery Best Hair and Makeup The Bride To Be Best Cakes Gorgeously Sweet Cake Emporium Best Catering Kate’s Bespoke Catering Best Stationery From Forty Five

Best Wedding Dress Atelier Strictly Bridal

Congratulations to all of the winners from the team at Weddings & Honeymoons Media! WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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For your special day, travel in style in one of our genuine vintage, pre war or classic cars. We have the largest wedding car fleet in the Scottish Borders ranging from a gorgeous 1933 Chrysler; to an eye catching 1998 Jaguar XJ8 saloon. We also offer a choice of 3 seven seat Daimler limousine and a silver 2004 Range Rover for your winter wedding.

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How venue reviews provide the best insight

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e have a motto at Blame Her Ranch: Be happy or don’t come! Now you might think that is rather harsh, but it actually is very important to us as we fundamentally believe weddings are a happy time and if we cannot fulfill what you are looking for we would rather help you find another venue.

We go out of our way to limit restrictions and be as transparent as we can before the booking and during the event. Focusing on customer service benefits our ranch, especially in this digital age where the customer is the boss, has a voice, and needs to be at the center of every aspect of the event. I’ve written before about the steps we take to ensure this high level of customer satisfaction, but the 'true acid test' comes in the reviews we receive. Before you consider booking a venue, read the reviews people post about. Like BHR, many venues go one step further and provide contact information where former couples can provide feedback and insights into what their experience was at the venue.

at this hidden gem in the southwest. We also utilized the barn for our grooms dinner which was equally as beautiful. They did an excellent job creating a lovely ambiance for any part of the ranch, whether that is inside or outside. Randy The Ranch Hand was incredible. Extremely professional, punctual with returning our calls and emails, organised, very knowledgeable, and one of the friendliest people we have ever met! This was a destination wedding for us and Randy did an exceptional job coordinating. He truly made our experience stress free and was always readily available to help or answer any questions we had. We also utilized Randy for the rentals he offered. We chose to rent the dance floor, audio for the ceremony (we couldn’t see any equipment anywhere and guests could hear every word perfectly), and the magic mirror from him. Our family and guests flew in from all over the US, many of whom had never been to New Mexico and they left memorized by the Land of Enchantment wanting to book their own trips back! We will definitely be returning for our anniversaries to come and utilizing the ranch for family reunions. We loved it so much!

The next question is what makes a great review. We believe examples and stories of how the staff exceeded expectations are key. Remember, the venue you select says everything about you and your taste!

We would HIGHLY recommend this venue. The Blamers and Randy have put a lot of thought and work into this magnificent venue to make it an unforgettable experience. Our guests feedback was nothing but positive saying that our wedding was at one the most unique and beautiful places they have ever been!”

Want an example? Here is the best review we’ve ever received:

Adam & Asal

“There are not enough good things that I can say about this venue and Randy The Ranch Hand. The photos do not do this venue justice. Touring the venue in person is an out of this world experience. The ranch itself has the most beautiful southwest architecture and is beautifully and tastefully decorated. Each room has a theme and has plenty of activities for everyone. It is a desert oasis dream home. As incredible as the ranch itself was… the grounds were just as phenomenal if not better. They were very well kept and clean. The ceremony area gives you the feel that you are floating above a canyon. The reception area was also amazing, on the lawn, in front of the pool. Our guests were absolutely in awe

They all can’t be this good, but it is certainly a benchmark to judge the quality and reviews of the venue you are looking at. WH BLAME HER RANCH IS AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING VENUE NEAR SANTE FE IN NEW MEXICO. FIND OUT MORE BLAMEHERRANCH.COM OR @BLAMEHERRANCHSANTAFE SPECIAL FEATURES EDITOR LINDA

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East Winds beach is set in a natural, private bay, unmanicured but beautifully maintained. The sea is warm all year round and the natural setting allows guests to feel that they have a private beach all to themselves. Beach gazebos offer shade through the hottest part of the day, while comfortable sunbeds and a beach drinks service mean there is no need to move away from your lounger, unless it's to explore the coral reefs or learning a new water sports skill. At the end of a perfect day, watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand and allow your mind to drift as you benefit from the restorative sounds of the sea lapping the sand. Situated on 12 acres of tropical garden by the sea, East Winds is home to a cornucopia of vibrant plants, trees, and birdlife native to Saint Lucia. The 30 cottagestyle rooms are conveniently positioned amongst the gardens, so guests can fully immerse themselves in the nature that surrounds them. If you wish to explore the gardens in more details, popular Tropical Gardens tours are offered twice weekly. The pool is close to the beach, restaurant and bars and surrounded by a stunning tropical garden, making it the perfect spot to relax, swim, watch hummingbirds and socialise with friends, while enjoying the swim up bar. The pool remains at a very comfortable 28˚c all year round, with gentle steps to ease you in and comfortable stools allowing you to sit and have a drink without even leaving the water. The Philosophy behind the East Winds Spa is to stay at one with nature. In the beautiful and ancient tropical garden of the resort, many medicinal plants and herbs are grown, allowing treatments at East Winds to be performed using natural, organic ingredients. The enviroment plays a big part, allowing you to relax, rejuvenate and leave the spa feeling energised.

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Honeymoon Competition The team at East Winds are the heart and soul of the resort. Gaining accolades and compliments from guests while they make the magic happen. Many of the team have worked at the hotel for over 15 years and regard it as their second home, with colleagues and guests a second family. Service is friendly and discreet, casual yet efficient, warm and respectful. Cuisine at East Winds is of the highest standard. Working closely with St Lucia producers to source the freshest local produce, whether that be fresh fish, such as Marlin or Swordfish caught daily from our abundant seas, or fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. East Winds prides itself on their garden to plate ethos. The Executive Chef carefully designs the most delicious of dishes, with a selection of local Caribbean cuisine and well-known international foods. Breakfast and lunch are relaxed affairs, while dinner is full silver-service with an evening dress code of smart/casual and long trousers for gentlemen. Alternatively, dine in one of the thatched gazebos that sit along the beachfront – perfect for honeymoon couples or guests looking for a private romantic dining experience, for lunch or dinner.

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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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WEDDING PLANNER Twelv. Events Alliance uniquelytwelv.com 07780 585171

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Hayley Fraser Photography weddingsbyhayleyandcraig.com 01358 761210

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Heritage Boutique fb.com/HeritageBoutiqueuk 07794 079787

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LumoBlue lumoblue.co.uk 07951 360789

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Eagle Wedding Cars fb.com/EagleWeddingCars 01224 784440

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Gorgeously Sweet Cake EmporiuM gorgeously-sweet-cake-emporium.business.site

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THE CELEBRANT

Karen Farquhar Celebrant aberdeencelebrant.co.uk 07950 792920

THE MUSIC

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MARQUEE HIRE

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Andersons at No. 8 andersons8.com 01346 518171

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Wick Farm Bath wickfarmbath.co.uk 01225 722238

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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

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Goldfinch Floral Studio goldfinchfloralstudio.co.uk 07858 393853

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Forever Violets by Erin – May

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Hunter Gatherings hunter-gatherings.com 07791 960632

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

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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

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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

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07986 451317

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New Beginnings newbeginningsmk.co.uk . 07496 631318

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Jodie Gearing jodiegearing.com 07906 606612

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Harpur Centre Florist harpurcentreflorist.co.uk 01234 218761

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Westways Carriages brunswickcarriagehorses.co.uk 07597 979754

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Amara Cake Boutique amaracakeboutique.co.uk 07803 316629

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

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

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Wholehearted Ceremonies wholeheartedceremonies.co.uk 07944 494420

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Nigel Hammond Music nigelhammondmusic.com 07786 193525

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Intents Marquees intents-marquees.co.uk 01788 511791

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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

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Joyce Connor Makeup joyceconnormakeup.co.uk 07788 993965

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Rhoda Louisa rhodalouisafloralevents.com 07769 308985

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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

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Berkshire Sweet Carts berkshiresweetcart.co.uk 07974 572969


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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

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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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| BRISTOL

| CHESHIRE

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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WEDDING PLANNERS

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

| DORSET

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

FLOWERS

Floral Vocation

facebook.com/pg/floralvocation/posts

07872 028 264

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Just Married Beetle Hire justmarriedbeetlehire.co.uk 07460 269 096

THE CAKE

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

fabfrocks.co.uk

01202 765 32

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

THE MUSIC

Keysworth String Quartet keysworth.co.uk 01258 881 438

MARQUEE HIRE

Regency Marquees regencymaquees.com 01249 760 302

LUXURY CLOTHING

Dawn Clarke Designs dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk 07740 986 231

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Trenderway trenderwayweddings.co.uk 01503 272 214

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| CORNWALL

E | ESSEX

WEDDING VENUES Down Hall Hotel downhall.co.uk 01279 731 441

WEDDING PLANNERS Monet Events monetevents.co.uk 01277 295570

PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Halliday tomhalliday.com 0792 1995964

THE DRESS

Erin Kelly Bridal erinkellybridal.co.uk 01206 645005

THE RING

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

LOOKING GOOD

Peri Orrin periorrinbridalhairstylist.co.uk 0750 224 7055

FLOWERS

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

ARRIVE IN STYLE

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

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com 01473 828 192

STATIONERY 33 Pixels

33pixels-wedding-stationery.com

07956 086 607

THE GROOM

John Lewis and Partners johnlewis.com 01245 458 400

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Gladrags gladrags.boutique 07813 086331

THE CELEBRANT

Next Chapter Ceremonies nextchapterceremonies.co.uk 07761 037 271

THE MUSIC

Zoe Alexandria zoealexandria.co.uk 07939 850 919

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

GIFTS & FAVOURS

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811


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WEDDING PLANNERS

Dawn Bennett dawnbennettweddingplanner.com 07918 165 104

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Hamilton ashleyhamiltonphotography.co.uk 07481 686262

THE DRESS

Hannah Elizabeth hannahelizabethbridal.com 0238 1781911

THE RING

Charlotte Cornelius charlottecornelius.co.uk 07880 705 981

LOOKING GOOD

Bridal Hair in Hampshire bridalhairinhampshire.co.uk 07811 121 863

FLOWERS

Pomp and Petals pompandpetals.co.uk 01794 341 110

ARRIVE IN STYLE

Brunswick Carriage Horses brunswickcarriagehorses.co.uk 02380 739 111

THE CAKE

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

STATIONERY

Lily Anna Rose lilyannarose.com 01329 481 729

CATERING

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

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

THE MUSIC

Alan Granville alangranville.co.uk 07867 430 535

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

THE DRESS

What Alice Wore Bridal whataliceworebridal.com 01727 613 069

THE RING

Heulwen Lewis Bespoke heulwenlewisbespoke.com 07843 559 856

LOOKING GOOD

Hayley Simpson hayleysimpson.co.uk 07957 204 683

FLOWERS

Polly and Petal pollyandpetal.co.uk 07877 963 035

ARRIVE IN STYLE

MC Wedding Cars mcweddingcars.co.uk 07470 617 213

THE CAKE

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

STATIONERY

Tiggity Boo tiggityboo.co.uk 07703 481 980

CATERING

The Cocktail House the-cocktailhouse.com 07825 512 777

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

THE CELEBRANT

Alison Ann thecivilcelebrant.com 07715 666 506

THE MUSIC

Dance Sounds Disco dancesoundsdisco.co.uk 07969 919 590

MARQUEE HIRE

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

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Walkies at Weddings walkiesatweddings.co.uk 07811 244 811

| GLOUCESTERSHIRE

| KENT

WEDDING VENUES

Llanthony Secunda Priory llanthonysecunda.org 01452 563499

WEDDING PLANNER Smitten Weddings smittenweddings.co.uk 07760 357044

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

LOOKING GOOD

Hair by Suzanne Hale hairbysuzannehale.co.uk 07772 054683

FLOWERS

Lynne Jessett Floristry lynnejessettfloristry.com 01453 825136

ARRIVE IN STYLE

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

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Short Legs Dog Care shortlegsdogcare.co.uk 07740 986231

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Visit Hampshire visit-hampshire.co.uk 0333 455 9485

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WEDDING VENUES The Quill thequillweddings.co.uk 0736 8293 777

WEDDING PLANNERS Emma Murray Jones

instagram.com/emma.murrayjones/

07811 903 668

PHOTOGRAPHY

Michelle Walsh michellewalshphotography.com 07723 467103

THE DRESS

Bon Bride bonbride.com 07734 455 887

THE RING

Rosalyn's Emporium rosalynsemporium.com 07967 203868

LOOKING GOOD

Beauty On The Bank beautyonthebank.com 07378 414750

FLOWERS

Chic Weddings chicweddings.co.uk 01474 369241

ARRIVE IN STYLE

SH Chauffeurs sandhchauffeurs.co.uk 07702 819 445

THE CAKE

Bespoke Bakes bespokebakes.co.uk 0207 1128744

STATIONERY By Blossom

byblossomweddingstationery.co.uk

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

Sphere Entertainments sphereentertainments.co.uk 01483 494695

VENUE STYLING

Chic Weddings chicweddings.co.uk 01474 369241

SPECIAL TOUCHES

Furrytail Weddings furrytail-weddings.co.uk 07942 704985

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WEDDING PLANNERS

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

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

LOOKING GOOD

Ashley Kay Beauty ashleykaybeauty.com 07917 475 466

FLOWERS

Harebell & Holly harebellandholly.co.uk 07742 578 340

ARRIVE IN STYLE J’s Wedding Cars jweddingcars.co.uk 07866 103 494

THE CAKE

Pure Heaven Cakes pureheavencakes.co.uk 07931 538 722

STATIONERY

Little Pea Designs littlepeadesignsuk.com 01508 549 998

CATERING

SBR Inspired Catering sbrinspiredcatering.co.uk 07516 445 803

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

Kavolini kavolini.com 07717 173 090

MARQUEE HIRE

Magical Events magicaleventsltd.co.uk 01362 637 483

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

140 NOVEMBER

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

fb.com/KellyMariePrescottMakeupArtist/

07788 793 484

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

| OXFORDSHIRE

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

Borders Vintage Experience bordersvintageexperience.co.uk 0781 591 2480

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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Kimberley Hall kimberleyhall.co.uk 01603 759 447

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WEDDING VENUES

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| NORFOLK

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| SOMERSET

WEDDING VENUES

Manor Farm manorfarmuptoncheyney.com 07940 085418

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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Priory Hall prioryhall.com 01473 823 185

WEDDING PLANNERS Beau’s & Belle’s

beausandbelleseventplanners.co.uk

07593 437 520

PHOTOGRAPHY

Embrace Photography embrace-photography.co.uk 07551 977 125

THE DRESS

Beautiful Designs beautifuldesigns.ltd.uk 01473 281 870

THE RING

Aspens Jewellers aspensjewellers.co.uk 01394 385 088

LOOKING GOOD Hair by Lisa hairbylisa.co.uk 07789 383 231

FLOWERS

Callendar’s Florist framlinghamflorist.co.uk 01728 723 764

ARRIVE IN STYLE Chevron Limousine chevronlimos.co.uk 01502 575 471

THE CAKE

EriVica Cakes erivicacakes.com 01473 828 192

STATIONERY

Blinking Owl Designs fb/blinkingowldesigns.co.uk 01502 741 319

CATERING

Prestige Bars & Catering prestigebars.co.uk 01473 719 787

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

| SURREY

WEDDING VENUES Coworth Park

dorchestercollection.com/en/ascot/

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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| SUFFOLK

| WILTSHIRE

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 Phone n. 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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Real Honeymoon

A dreamy getaway to the Isle of Skye

Kati and Myles cherished some alone time in one of Scotland’s pristine isles

WHERE DID YOU HONEYMOON? We honeymooned in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, for a couple of weeks after our winter wedding in Estonia. We stayed there for 7 nights at the beginning of March.    WHERE DID YOU STAY?  We stayed in the gorgeous converted chapel Supernova, rented via Unique Home Stays (uniquehomestays.com) near the village of Carbost, on the west coast of the Isle. This luxurious cottage had everything we needed for our week away. We picked it because of its relatively remote location. We wanted to relax and unwind after our busy wedding abroad. It was also a great base to explore the island.     WHAT DID YOU GET UP TO?  We wanted to take it easy and get away from it all  (hence, the decision to go to the island out of the season). We explored Skye’s culinary scene, tasted some whiskey, did some hiking and just enjoyed being away from the busy city life. We loved that in many parts of the island, the wifi and 4G network was patchy (including our cottage), which meant that we could really disconnect from the world and just enjoy each other’s company. Something quite rare in this digital age.    WHICH PLACES DID YOU VISIT?  We both love whiskey, so obviously, we visited a distillery. Talisker Whiskey Distillery was near to our cottage, so it was easy for us to go and have a look around. Unfortunately, as we were visiting off-season, the distillery was closed for tours, but we still had a minitasting and got ourselves a few bottles from the gift shop. Something to be aware of, in case you visit Skye off-peak, is that lots of places might be closed or working part-time. We didn’t mind it, but if you did want to visit something specific, it’s something to bear in mind and check in advance.  I used to work in fashion, so for me, a tour of Skyeskyns, the famous sheepskin tannery and their showroom, was one of

the highlights of the trip. It’s based in the Waternish Peninsula in the northwest corner of Skye. As we had a baby with us, we didn’t do as much hiking as we would have liked, but The Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle was one of the hikes we managed to do and it was beautiful – rock pools with crystal clear water. Portree, a pretty harbour town with colourful cottages, is a must-visit when visiting the Isle.   WHAT DID YOU EAT?  There’s no shortage of excellent restaurants on the island, and it’s known for its fabulous culinary scene, especially seafood. That was also one of the reasons we visited. Some of our favourites were:  The Oyster Shed for no-frills but incredible seafood and it was so close to our cottage.  The Old Inn, our local pub in Carbost serving simple but delicious pub food.  The Three Chimneys, the most famous restaurant in the Isle of Skye, for some world class, high-end dining.  Loch Bay in the north of the Island, a cosy little seafood restaurant. Scottish with a french twist! The island has some great coffee shops too, such as the pop-up YurTea&Coffee at the Skyeskyns tannery or Caora Dhubh Coffee Company in Carbost. We also stopped for some delicious cakes at the Jann’s.    WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LOCATION FOR YOUR HONEYMOON?;  My husband is Scottish but spent most of his time in England, so we’ve always wanted to see more of Scotland. As we had our wedding in Estonia, where I am from, having our honeymoon in Scotland seemed logical. We also had a 7-month-old baby, so honeymooning somewhere far away was out of the question at that time, as we wanted to take him with us. We chose Skye because of its restaurant scene, remote locations and the breathtaking scenery.  WH

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Feel like celebrating at your best friend’s place This is THE OMNIA

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