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Dream Venues Wedding Fairs BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

2013


For Your Special Day

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Guides for Brides - Buckinghamshire Editor................................. Alison Hargreaves

Your wedding planning starts here.

Features Editor................. Amanda Ferguson Design............................... Grace Lyn Business Manager............. Nicky Ward Sales Team Leader............ John Maddaford Sales Consultants............. Gillian Thornhill .......................................... Judith Thomasson .......................................... Elaine Rough .......................................... Denise Huff .......................................... Amy Jaremchuk .......................................... Neil Wheatley .......................................... Ali Moore Sales Support.................... Emily Woodall Wedding Fairs................... Jackie Melotti Accounts........................... Trudi D'Angeli Administration.................. Hannah Monnery Distribution....................... Bill Hargreaves

This edition covers the area shown, July 2013 - July 2014 ‚‚ ‚‚ ‚‚ ‚‚ ‚‚

Buckingham Aylesbury Amersham Beaconsfield Bisham

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Bletchley Wendover Hazlemere Burnham Marlow

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Milton Keynes Chesham High Wycombe Gerrards Cross Farnham

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ongratulations! Planning such an important event as a wedding can be both daunting and exciting, in equal measures. Guides for Brides reduces the stress and time involved in searching for local companies; they are all listed within this Guide, alphabetically within categories, many with additional information to make choosing the right supplier for your wedding so much easier. Keep it in your wedding file, on your desk or even by your bed, it will be a constant source of reference. Add your own notes as you go - scribbles of price quotes and thoughts will become an amusing reminder of your wedding planning to look back on in the future when so much is done, without trace, on line. Happy Planning!

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Task List

Never Too Soon Provisionally book your vicar, priest or registrar Book your reception venue Start shopping for the bridal gown, shoes and underwear Book your wedding photographer & videographer 6 months and Counting Book musicians and singers for ceremony & reception Order flowers, bouquets and buttonholes Order your wedding cake Order decorations, balloons and chair covers Book transport for wedding day Decide on clothes for the groom, ushers and Best Man Order bridesmaids dresses, shoes and accessories Order wedding invitations and stationery Set up a gift list 2 months to go Send out invitations Trial run of hair and make-up Write speeches, buy gifts for your attendants Confirm details and timings for all your bookings Final Week Check everything is in place and ready Brief best man, bridesmaids and ushers There is an in-depth planner on www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/planner


Contents

Audio Visual & DVD...........4

Health, Hair & Beauty.... 18

Balloons.................................................4

Hen & Stag................................... 21

Bridal Gowns. .................................5

Honeymoons............................... 21

Cake & Fountains.....................8

Jewellers............................................. 22

Caterers & Catering Hire.. 10

Marquees.......................................... 23

Dance................................................... 11

Menswear......................................... 24

Entertainment............................ 11

Mother of Bride....................... 24

Event Design..................11

Music.................................................... 25

Favours............................................... 12

Photography................................. 27

Fireworks.......................................... 12

Planners............................................. 33

Florists................................................. 13

Stationery......................................... 33

Gifts & Gift Lists. .................. 16

Toastmasters................................. 34

Great Ideas..................................... 17

Transport......................................... 34

Hats........................................................ 17

Venues................................................. 37

Wedding Fairs............................ 57


Audio Visual & DVD

Balloons

Classic Wedding Videos...........................01628 477006

Aylesbury Balloons...................................01296 422069

96 High Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1AQ

18 Jasmine Close, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9SH

Days On Film...............................................01296 634789

Balloon Mania.............................................01296 486000

College Road North, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5EZ

Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2SQ

Fine Claret Media.......................................01494 882872

Bloonies........................................................01908 309816

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3JN

11 Perivale, Monkston Park, Milton Keynes, MK10 9PE

Imari Weddings..........................................01494 677147

Cardella.......................................... 01494 727876

Seelys Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1SZ

29 Sycamore Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5EQ "21 years of quality & service all wrapped up" www.cardella.co.uk

Jack Osborn Videography......................07591 632252 Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1UL

Little Man Video Productions....... 07778 442906 Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 9PN "Keeping your wedding memories alive forever" www.lmvp.co.uk

Mark Shipperley Films.............................01844 237857 Old Spinningwheel, The Square, Brill, Bucks, HP18 9RP

MB Videocam..............................................01908 647222 Ruthven Close, Milton Keynes, MK2 3PX

Timeless Video............................................01908 239343 Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5AS

Video Enterprises.......................... 01494 534144 12 Barbers Wood Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4EP Ex BBC staff - The ultimate wedding video package. www.video-enterprises.co.uk

Cardella.......................................... 01753 880204 20 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7DA "21 years of quality & service all wrapped up" www.cardella.co.uk

Celebrations Party Shop.........................07747 321987 7 Liston Court, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1ER

Dreams Balloon Art...................................01908 216064 Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 0NU

Eternal Balloons.........................................01908 267159 Rathbone Close, Milton Keynes, MK8 0DT

Giggles Party Shocp.................................01628 530923 Unit 2-3 Swains Lane, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9BN

I Love Balloons............................................07939 107233 Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK19 6NW

White Dove Videos........................ 01296 708722

Made with love...........................................07783 996068

66 Babington Road, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 5PX Capturing the emotion of your special day. www.whitedovevideos.co.uk

Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9TG

Special Days................................................01844 344433 59 High Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0AE

Thrills and Spills.........................................01494 816866 Tylers Green, High Wycombe, HP10 8AN

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Bridal Gowns

Bridal Gowns Bicester Bridal.............................................01869 325500

1st Impressions Bridal Ltd......................01908 611614

88a Sheep Street, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6LP

32a High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8AR

About a Bride..............................................01908 631631 80 Aylesbury Street, Milton Keynes, MK2 2BA

Adore Bridal Wear......................................01296 488877 4 Market Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2PN

All Dressed Up............................................01494 874364

Offering a varied collection of stylish, traditional and contemporary gowns at afforable prices 5% off all dress orders on production of this advert

t: 01869 325500 w: www.bicesterbridal.co.uk e: bicesterbridal@btconnect.com

4 The Green, High Street, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QF

Anna McDonald Bridal Gallery.............01844 214190 The White House, 2 East Street, Thame, OX9 3JS

The Bridal Boutique..................................01908 217757 38 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8AQ

Bride & Joy...................................................01908 377122 19 St Mary’s Avenue, Bletchley, MK3 5DT

• by appointment only •

01844 214190 www.anna-mcdonald.com The White House • 2 East Street • Thame • OX9 3JS

In shape for the perfect style Romance is the key trend at the moment and you'll find boutiques dominated by dresses featuring beautiful floral and lace detailing, as well as cascading ruffled trains and huge princess skirts. With so much fabulous choice, it's hard to know where to start. The key is to try on plenty of different styles and work out which shape best suits your figure and your personality. Bear in mind too, that 'white' comes in lots of shades, from pure white to warm cream. Finding the right colour for your skin tone will help you glow on the big day.

Bride and Joy Wedding Gowns & Accessories to suit all budgets, tastes and sizes

01908 377122

www.bride-and-joy.co.uk The Bridal Box................................ 01865 559272 198 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY Beautiful bridal wear. www.thebridalbox-oxford.co.uk

The Bridal House........................................01296 632041 10a Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5EG

Brides & Maides..........................................01494 882540 Lane End, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3LD

Brides of Buckingham..............................01280 824631 12a Cornwall Place, High Street, Buckingham, MK18 1SB

Clem Short Couture....................... 01494 774719 Gladstone Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3AD Bespoke dresses and bridalwear alterations. www.clemshortcouture.com

Elizabeth McQueen..................................01753 790153 50 St Davids Close, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0RT

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Bridal Gowns

Bridal Gowns

Ellie Sanderson...........................................01494 674440

Pure Couture...............................................01494 672700

1 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2HN

3 Holtspur Parade, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1DA

Enchanting Designs..................................07925 146499 27 Foxfield, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 7BP

Estilo Moda..................................................01908 925152 Grounds Lane, Newport Road, Milton Keynes, MK16 0HZ

Feathers of Marlow...................................01628 474102 10 Liston Court, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1ER

Ivory Belle.....................................................07572 727994 Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RD

The Ivory Wardrobe..................................01908 281080 31a High St (1st Floor), Woburn Sands, Bucks, MK17 8RB

Jenny France Bridal Gowns........... 01494 521407 29 Claymoor Park, Booker, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3DL Handmade wedding attire. www.handmadeweddingdresses.com

Jolliffes of Marlow.....................................01628 475757 48-54 Chapel Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1DD

Jolliffes of Marlow

Complete hire wear specialists

Bride & Bridesmaids Mens & Boys Wear

Shirley Bilverstone Designer.......................01296 738721

01628 475757 www.jolliffes.co.uk

Stunning Bride............................... 01494 474363

Lesley Cutler Bridal Wear Ltd........ 01908 690899 11 Cloudberry, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, MK7 7DL Bespoke bridal-wear and dress alterations. www.lesleycutlerbridalwear.co.uk

Once In a Lifetime.....................................01908 568377 2-4 Swinfens Yard, High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1SY

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4 Rustics Close, Calvert Green, Bucks, MK18 2FG 15 Castle Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6RU Stockists of beautiful designer wedding dresses. www.stunningbride.co.uk

Sweet Dreams Lingerie...........................01280 812507 19 Castle Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1BP

Sweet Dreams Specialising in bridal lingerie Tel: 01280 812507 www.sweetdreams-bra.co.uk

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Award winning designers Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville, Justin Alexander Signature, Augusta Jones, Lusan Mandongus, Claire Pettibone, Alan Hannah, Jenny Packham & So Sassi

1 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2HN

Tel: 01494 674440

“Voted Best Bridal Retailer in the UK 2011 & 2012�

www.elliesanderson.com

Grace with Lace Lace is key look for this season's brides. Go for a single detail, such as sleeves or an inset panel, or look for gowns which are entirely overlaid with toning lace. Alternatively, choose a simple dress and add a vintage-stye lace veil. Flower Power Flowers are big news this season, with big being the important word! Huge floral headresses (think overblown roses, peonies and hydrangeas) or extravagant floral trim will ensure you are totally on trend for your special day. Warm Wishes Worried about feeling chilly on your big day? If you don't think your inner glow is going to be enough to combat the British weather, check out the latest range of glamorous shrugs, shawls, cloaks and bridal coats to complement your gown.

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Cakes & Fountains

Cakes & Fountains

Cut The Cake..............................................0800 085 6638 Aylesbury Cake Company......................07889 942375

Bradwell Village, Milton Keynes, MK13 9AA

Dolce Lusso Cakes.....................................01491 280060

43 Weedon Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 9PB

Boo Lee Scrumptious...............................07834 160534

Ferry Lane, Medmenham, nr Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2EZ

EmFo's Bakery.............................................07833 446453

Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3FD

Buckingham Cakes...................................01280 817735 68 Moorhen Way, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1GU

Bucks Wedding Cakes..............................01296 682648 12 Abbotts Way, Wingrave, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4QF

Burgers of Marlow.....................................01628 483389 The Causeway, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1NF

The Cake Collection..................................01628 664755 31 High Street, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7JD

Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5XW

ETD Cakes.....................................................01844 290384 Haddenham, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8EU

Fancy That....................................................01235 770700 Larkhill Farm, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PJ

Deliciously Decadent Wedding Cakes and Croquembouche.

Cake Expectations.....................................01296 770314 7 Lawn Hill, Edgcott, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0TT

01235 770700

www.wedding-cakes.co.uk

Cake That......................................................07971 333408 52 Shelburne Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3NQ

Coccoa and Cream....................................07767 820546 Little Kingshill, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0DR

The Cottage Kitchen.................................01296 770750 Main Street, Grendon Underwood, Bucks, HP18 0SH

Ice It Right....................................................07770 233833 Chartridge, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2SJ

Iced 4 U........................................... 01494 472038 Wingate Avenue, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7QP Individual cakes especially designed for you. www.iced4u.co.uk

Iced Gemz Cakes........................................07834 161150 Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9ED

Inspired by You...........................................01296 682648 www.thecottagekitchencakecompany.com 01296 770750 or 07780 972317 jennifer@thecottagekitchencakecompany.com

Wingrave, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4QF

Jacky's Cakes...............................................01844 237392 Dorton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9NE

Crumbs - its Cake.......................................07773 122661

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Culinary Magic............................................07979 807053 24 Inverewe Place, Milton Keynes, MK4 4FY

Cupcake Cuties...........................................07960 749851 Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5EH

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Cakes...........................................07779 804235

Church Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1BD

Karen Liddle................................... 01295 711685 Gardeners Cottage, Thenford, Banbury, OX17 2BZ Individual cakes for your special occasion. www.karenliddlecakes.co.uk

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Cakes & Fountains Krumbles......................................................01494 714258 Hoppers Way, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, HP15 6EY

MK Cakes.....................................................0800 612 2530 4 Hornby Chase, Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes, MK4 2JZ

Passionflour Bakery..................................07879 847828 5 Potters Glen, Padbury, Bucks, MK18 2BX

Pretty Perfect Cakes..................................07817 112746 1 The Bunch, Loosley Row, Princes Risborough, HP27 0NW

Pretty Perfect Cakes www.prettyperfectcakes.com 07817112746 prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk

Simply Alpa.................................... 07927 185676 Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0NS Unique sugarcrafted cakes, cupcakes & cookies. www.simplyalpa.co.uk www.prettyperfectcakes.com

Pretty Perfect Cakes

07817112746 Sophie’s Handmade Cakes.....................01494 782999 prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk Elgiva Lane, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2JD

Sugarsmiths Ltd.........................................01908 611739 61 Union Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8ET

Pretty Perfect Cakes

Sugary Crumbs...........................................01494 511782 33 Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1TA

www.prettyperfectcakes.com 07817112746 prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk Where cake designing and baking beautiful cakes, elegant favours and scrumptious cookies is our favourite pastime....

Pretty Perfect Cakes

Cool Cakes The top flyers

No wedding would be complete without a cake and many couples choose a cake that can also double as dessert. Most couples opt for traditionally iced tiers but if you are looking for something a bit different, here are five popular trends around at the moment.

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Croquembouche: Pyramid of cream patisserie filled profiteroles held in a tower with caramel - stunning!

Pretty Perfect Cakes www.prettyperfectcakes.com 07817112746 prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk

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Vintage Designs: Great for a vintage garden party feel. Sponge tiers dripping with fresh fruit or flowers.

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Tel: 01494 511782 www.prettyperfectcakes.com www.prettyperfectcakes.com www.pre Email: anna@sugarycrumbs.co.uk 07817112746 07817112746 0 Cake Pops: A new trend prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk prettyperf Sweet Tiers Cakes......................................07711 472228 from America, they are

2 Craigwell Avenue, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 7AE

Sweetness & Delight Cakes....................07976 930636

Pretty Perfect Cakes

Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, MK15 0AD

www.prettyperfectcakes.com www.guidesforbrides.co.uk 07817112746 prettyperfectcakes@live.co.uk

served in a display as a cake, or as favours.

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Caterers & Catering Hire

Caterers & Catering Hire Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream........................... 01628 666678

Beaconsfield Wine Cellar........................01494 675545 38 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JH

Bon Viveur Catering..................................07984 289725 60 Chaucer Drive, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 7LL

By Christopher............................................01494 883445 Watercroft Fm, Cadmore End, High Wycombe, HP14 3PS

Hitcham House Farm, Lent Rise Rd, Burnham, SL1 7AD

Lemon Zest Cuisine Ltd................. 01280 705228 Unit 15 Network 43, Brackley, NN13 7EB Bespoke contemporary wedding & event catering. www.lemon-zest.co.uk

London Event Hire......................... 01428 725731

6a Burkes Parade, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1NN

Bramshott, Hants, GU30 7QZ Professional wedding catering hire company. www.london-event-hire.co.uk

Cavendish Catering & Events................01844 202299

Mango Gourmet Catering......................07795 570054

The Cape Etc Ltd........................................01494 681137

Long Crendon Industrial Estate, Aylesbury, HP18 9EQ

Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0UZ

Celestine Catering.....................................01494 882479

Outside Catering Hire.................... 01428 727588

Park Lane, Lane End, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3LB

China Time Vintage Hire..........................07580 272023 Corse End Road, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5AN

Cocktailmaker.............................................01494 786969 1 Holly Tree Close, Ley Hill, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3QT

Cuisine Delights.........................................01494 793645 114 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EB

Cuisine Excellence......................... 01296 397677 Unit 29 Edison Rd, Rabans Lane, Aylesbury, HP19 8TE Flexible imaginative menus presented with style. www.cuisineexcellence.co.uk

Elite Hire Limited.......................................01296 337823

Liphook, Hants, GU30 7SB Reliable family-run professional business. www.outside-catering-hire.co.uk

Pinnacle Bar Services...............................01296 670377 11a Schorne Lane, North Marston, Bucks, MK18 3PJ

Rafal The Private Chef..............................07412 135553 Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0NU

Wrighton’s Roasters....................... 01869 345229 45-47 East Street, Fritwell, Bicester, OX27 7PX The ultimate hog roast experience. www.wrightons.co.uk

Youbar Mobile Bar.....................................07976 910437 Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 9LD

Berryfield Farm, Wotton Underwood, Bucks, HP18 0SD

Floral Vintage Crockery................. 07875 552132 Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9NU Vintage crockery & home made bunting for hire. www.floralvintagecrockery.co.uk

Hibiscus Private Catering........................01494 674584 76 Heath Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1DJ

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Keeping to your wedding budget Using professional caterers, especially if you are having a large reception, will help you keep to budget, with every item carefully costed, giving you control over the price. Check what's included in the way of cutlery, crockery and table linen.

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Dance

Entertainment

Learn To Dance............................... 07736 272225

After Dark Entertainments.....................01753 882624

Slough, Berks, SL1 2DA First Dance Choreography. www.want-to-dance.co.uk

24 Fulmer Drive, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7HJ

The Taylor School of Dance....................01494 874494 Amersham Road, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4RX

Busy Living - Mobile Crèche..................01494 722318 Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6AN

Darren James Close Up Magician........07952 849224 Milton Keynes, MK13 7UQ

Eccentrically English Giant Games......01628 530020 Wooburn Green, Bucks, HP10 0HL

Event Design

Fun4kidz.......................................................01296 586800 Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 8HA

FunBooth......................................................01494 484035 All Occasions Chair Covers.....................07702 204507 23 Sheppards Close, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0QN

Audio Systems Hire...................................07711 560849 Highfield Road, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3DU

Chair Cover Hire.........................................01908 760547 7 High Street, Deanshanger, Milton Keynes, MK19 6HD

Diamond Chair Covers.............................07736 938710

Stokenchurch, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3QJ

Ian Souch Magician..................................07984 937415 Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2SW

MK Magic......................................................07957 471826 Silbury Arcade, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3ES

Stardust Entertainments Agency........01280 848387 1 Westwell Close, Tingewick, MK18 4QD

West End Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2PQ

Julia Charles Event Management........01908 969322

Send in the clowns!

Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5HJ

Oakwood Events........................................01494 578678 High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4XL

Plan My Special Day.................................07816 773515 58 Lent Green Lane, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7AP

Plan My Special Day - 07816 773515 Venue Decoration Made Simple www.plan-myspecialday.co.uk Quality Chair Covers Ltd.........................01908 315443 Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes, MK13 9HB

Vesuvius........................................................01628 525534

There are plenty of fabulous ways to keep your guests entertained throughout the day, from close-up magicians and fairground rides to late night casinos and singing waiters. One increasingly popular idea is to turn your day into a mini-festival, with live music and a variety of food options. If the budget is tight, be creative - a box of dressing up clothes and a disposable camera will entertain children and adults alike, or hire some giant outdoor games, such as chess and jenga.

27 Sedgemore Road, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9AW

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Favours

Fireworks

Auberge Du Chocolat Ltd.......................01753 892022

Harlequin Fireworks...................... 01494 872683

27 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7QA

Sunnyhill, Stylecroft Rd, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4HY Professional wedding displays & DIY sales. www.harlequinfireworks.co.uk

Creighton's Chocolaterie........................01494 256272 48 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JH

Sweet Adventure........................... 07754 018356 Highfield Road, Winslow, Buckingham, MK18 3DU Traditional sweet cart hire. www.sweetadventure.co.uk

PyroMagic Ltd.............................................01628 478858 Lock Island, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1QE

Starlight Fireworks....................................01494 766901 5 Pavilion Way, Little Chalfont, Bucks, HP6 6PZ

Finish your evening in style! Fireworks are always popular at weddings and are a great way to mark the end of your evening. If you want a little pyrotechnic action at your party, take a look at our practical pointers below. Speak to your venue to check if there are any restrictions on what time your fireworks can be set off, or how loud they can be. Some councils restrict both. Think about timing. For a summer display, it isn’t totally dark until about 11pm, but in midwinter, it will be dark by 4pm. If you don’t like loud bangs, or if there will be lots of young children present, consider a silent display. Ask your supplier if the display can be set to music. Choose a favourite tune. As always, get more than one quote. A professional company will supply the display and a member of staff to fire it. As everyone will come outside to watch, consider making this the moment when you take your leave and head off into married life. 14

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Florists

Florists Fiona Bissett-Powell..................................07734 401775

Amelia Flowers...........................................01494 439902 192a Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4UA

Angel Floral Designs.................................07732 332236

Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1QZ

Floral Creations..........................................01494 724933 41 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5BX

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7YE

Annette Valentines Florists....................01494 513897 High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6JJ

Bluebell Flowers.........................................01908 611082 43 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8AR

Bouquet Chic..............................................07850 437255

01494 724933 Bridal Bouquets Bridesmaids Button Holes Corsages

www.floralcreations.info

Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1FF

Callaghans of Prestwood........................01494 863274 51 High Street, Prestwood, Bucks, HP16 9EJ

Chiltern Florists..........................................01494 673605

Floribundi....................................... 01494 678665 Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JZ Bundles of creativity in flowers. www.floribundi.co.uk or call 07960 947107

6 Station Parade, Penn Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PB

The Flowerbox............................................01494 778283

Chiltern Florists..........................................01753 887766

32a High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP

1 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7QA

The Flower Boutique..................... 01494 762760

Clover Leaf...................................................01908 618906

Nightingale Corner, Little Chalfont, HP7 9PY Beautiful, imaginative & creative flower designs. www.flower-boutique.com

100 High Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8EH

Country Bunches.......................................01753 887274 1-2 Ethorpe Crescent, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 8PW

The Flower Cabin........................... 01494 530613

102 High Street, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3DQ

Westside, Clay Lane, Booker, Bucks, SL7 3DJ Beautiful wedding bouquets to venue decoration. www.facebook.com/flowercabin

The Daisy Chain.........................................01844 346445

The Flower Gallery....................................01296 620062

7b High Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0AE

15 High Street, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6DX

Elizabeth Cross Floral Design................01296 670343

The Flower House......................................01908 616388

11 Green End, Granborough, Bucks, MK18 3NT

116 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8EH

Country Garden The Florist....................01296 714211

The Flower Preservers................... 01344 441849

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72 Red Rose, Binfield, Berks, RG42 5LD We can preserve & frame your precious flowers. www.theflowerpreservers.co.uk

The Flower Studio.....................................01628 477990 4 Liston Court, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1ER

Flowers 2 Impress......................................01908 510025 15 Keswick Road, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, MK19 7NX

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Florists

Flowers and Florals...................................01494 565722

Petal................................................................01494 870890

Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3BT

4 High Street, The Green, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4QF

Flowers Of Distinction.............................01280 814015

Petals & Confetti........................................07432 433039

2 Meadow Row, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1PU

15 The Close, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0HE

Flowers Unique..........................................01753 888517 20 High Street, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9QA

Forever Green.............................................01494 681861 38 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JH

Fullers Flowers............................................01844 345426 26 Bell Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0AD

The Garden Room.....................................07810 442031

Petals & Confetti

Floral Designs, Balloon Decorations and Children’s Wedding Favours Tel: 07432 433039 Web: www.petalsandconfetti.co.uk Email: serena@petalsandconfetti.co.uk

“ Beautiful Decorations at an Affordable Price!”

32 School Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9BA

Petals To Perfection..................................01908 502235

Howes The Florist......................................01280 813335

14 Enders Court, Medbourne, Milton Keynes, MK5 6GD

64-65 Nelson Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1BT

Pinks Florist..................................................01494 716760

Inspirational Flowers................................07763 904128

34 Park Parade Centre, Hazlemere, Bucks, HP15 7AA

Copyground Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3FN

Pollenation...................................................01494 439084

Jan Harrison Flowers..................... 01628 528197

4 Cornmarket, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2BW

Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5QR Stylish personalised designs for your perfect flowers. www.janharrisonflowers.co.uk

Pollenation 2...............................................01494 565619

Jayne Richards Flowers...........................01296 399453

142 Queensway, Bletchley, Bucks, MK2 2RS

25 Wedgewood Street, Fairford Leys, Aylesbury, HP19 7GA

Joanne Caldwell Floral Design..............07887 926711 Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3NR

Karen Elliott Freelance Florist...... 07790 329018 Main Road, Naphill, High Wycombe, HP14 4QA Bespoke floristry with creative flair & care. www.karenelliottflorist.co.uk

Leaf it Out.....................................................07732 365814 210 Daniels Welch, Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 5DX

Lee Gilmour Florist....................................07768 206514 Primrose Hill, Widmere End, High Wycombe, HP15 6NS

Penns Flowers.............................................01844 347952 Thame Road, Longwick, Bucks, HP27 9QU

Perfect Petals..............................................01753 645924

81 Main Road, Naphill, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4PZ

Ramsbotham & Co....................................01908 373020 Rhubarb and Roses...................................07764 935200 15 Market Square, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 2JR

Ruth’s Floral Design Studio........... 01908 222855 13 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LJ A complete floristry service for your wedding day

Secret Garden.............................................01628 603555 16 High Street, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7JH

Secret Garden Beautiful flowers for every occasion 01628 603555 www.secretgardenflorist.org

26 Mayflower Way, Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3TX

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Florists Shaw's of Amersham................................01494 721620 39 Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6AA

Wedding Flowers The top six

No wedding would be complete without flowers. Here is our guide to the six most popular blooms this year.

Let our team of skilled florists make your special day perfect

Roses: The only choice for a truly English wedding and very romantic.

Gerberas: Cheerful and bold, available all year round in lots of colours.

Telephone our Amersham shop to arrange a free consultation.

Tel: 01494 721620/1

Cala Lilies: Adds a little sophistication and style to your bouquet.

39 Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AA www.shawsofamersham.co.uk

Sophies Garden Floral Design..............01494 730428

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Tilsworth Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1TR

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Sue Billington Floristry............................01908 617887 69 Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EQ

Orchids: A hardy flower, they are a great choice for humid marquees.

Sue’s Flowers...............................................01296 423233 43b Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2NQ

Sue’s Flowers of Aylesbury

When you want your wedding flowers to be just perfect 01296 423233 www.suesflowers.co.uk

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Sweet peas: Flowering in the summer months in soft, scented shades.

Hydrangeas: In pink, blue or purple, a popular bloom for celebrity weddings.

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Gifts & Gift Lists

Gifts & Gift Lists

Innova Gifts.................................................01494 876557 Cookshop - Marlow..................................01628 478300 Market Square, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3HH

Debenhams.................................................01908 295580

High Street, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4QH

John Lewis...................................................01494 467904 Holmers Farm Way, High Wycombe, HP12 4NW

38 Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA Spoil yourself with Debenhams extensive gift list. For more information on the Wedding Service at Milton Keynes, make an appointment with a Wedding Consultant in store, call 01908 295580 or go to www.debenhams.com/weddings

Celebration

The Wedding Service

D E B E N H A M S

In conjunction with Holiday Inn, CMK.

John Lewis plc............................................01908 325302 The Centre:MK, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EP

Gift lists to suit all brides and grooms A little help when planning your gift list

Don’t feel embarrassed about sending out a list of things you want. Your guests will want to bring you a present, and they’d much rather know what you want. Most couple will use a department store gift list service, but ask at smaller shops if they offer this service too. How about asking guests to contribute to an experience day or set up a charitable gift list - find a charity which means something to you both. 18

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Great Ideas

Great Ideas Poynt N Shoot.............................................07738 278545

Basket Friends Party Bags......................0845 680 5683 Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3HA

33 Fosters Lane, Milton Keynes, MK13 9HB Photo booth hire for weddings.

The Vintage Affair......................................07855 951825

Making Little Guests Feel Special ... T-shirts to minimise “splillages”! Activity baskets to amuse them!

Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7PA Vintage crockery hire for weddings.

Wedding Well Hire....................................01494 865906 Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9EW

Wild Bird English Tea Parties..................01908 311591

www.basketfriends.co.uk

Primrose Road, Bradwell Village, Milton Keynes, MK13 9AT

Bead Flowers...............................................07740 706484 Little Chalfont, Bucks, HP6 6SP

Fish and Chip Catering.................. 01428 725703 Liphook, Hants, GU30 7SB Traditional fish & chips as they used to be. www.fishandchipcatering.co.uk

Fruitful Blooms...........................................07432 712082 2 The Dell, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 0JA Spectacular edible bouquets.

Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream........................... 01628 666678 Hitcham House Farm, Lent Rise Rd, Burnham, SL1 7AD

MD Ice's.........................................................01753 663656

Hats Emma Louise Millinery............................07545 985201 2 Giles House, Tabard Square, Stoke Poges, SL2 4EW

Louise Claire Millinery................... 01491 826244 36 St Mary's Street, Wallingford, OX10 0EU Over 900 hats and fascinators to hire or buy. www.louiseclairemillinery.co.uk

Twin Trees Farm, Rowley Lane, Wexham, SL3 6PB Ice cream van hire for weddings.

Narizzano's Hat Hire.................................07879 646955

Memories in a Box.....................................01494 433191

Temptation Hat Hire.................................07704 353402

Winchmore Hill, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0NU

PosePod........................................................01494 956554 Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 0JA

PosePod

Photo Booths with a difference. www.posepod.co.uk 01494 956554

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Gold Hill Common West, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9HH 22 Fords Close, Bledlow Ridge, Bucks, HP14 4AP

Titfers Hat Hire & Sales.................. 01908 610687 White Hse, Willen Rd, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0DF Hats, bags, bridal tiaras and jewellery. www.titfers.com

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Health, Hair & Beauty

Health, Hair & Beauty Bridal Looks.................................................01494 786976

Absolute Future Health & Wellbeing.... 07788 445451 Strathmore Cottage, Ledburn, Bucks, LU7 0PX

Alta Moda Hairdressing...........................01296 330444 5 Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2JA

Ambience Beauty......................................01628 486588 52a Marlow Bottom, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3NB

Avanti Hairdressing..................................01296 488138 Watermead Village Plaza, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 0FX

Beautiful Nails By Barbara......................01525 261220 Great Brickhill, Milton Keynes, MK17 9AX

Beauty Bar....................................................01296 715320

Felden, Orchard Leigh, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3QE

Bridal Looks

Mobile Makeup Artist - 01494 786976

www.bridallooks.co.uk

Brothers Hairdressers...............................01628 484717 68 West Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 7BP

Brox Hairdressing......................................01753 883763 49 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 8PE

Bucks Beauty...............................................07525 029135 The Paddocks, Beamond End, Amersham, HP7 0QT

3 Market Square, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3AB

The Beauty Box...........................................01280 816554 5 West Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1HL

Beauty by Julia...........................................07970 002577 Clare Croft, Middleton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9HD

The Beauty Therapy Centre...................01280 813000 11 Stowe Castle Business Park, Buckingham, MK18 5AB

Belmore Centre..........................................01296 612361 Ranch House, Lower Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP21 9DR

The Belmore Centre

A full range of beauty, hair & wedding packages - 01296 612361 www.belmorecentre.co.uk

A professional, reliable mobile beauty company Providing a high standard of luxury treatments in the comfort of your home or wedding venue Bridal Hair, Make-up, Pamper Parties, Eyelash Extensions, Nails and much more

Blessed With Beauty.................................01908 270603 202 Queensway, Bletchley, Bucks, MK2 2ST

Body Beautiful............................................01296 422701 40 Parton Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1NG

Bridal Hair Design......................................07795 511845 6 Tamarisk Way, Weston Turville, Bucks, HP22 5ZB

07525 029135 amy@bucksbeauty.co.uk www.bucksbeauty.co.uk Chic Beauty..................................................07540 695947

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High Street, Amersham, Bucks, HP8 4QH

Chic Hair........................................................01628 481367 The Barn, Crown Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3HL

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Health, Hair & Beauty

Health, Hair & Beauty

Cleopatra Beauty and Tanning.............01628 531122

The Ivy Retreat............................................01628 665973

24a White Pit Lane, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9HS

Boundary Road, Taplow, Bucks, SL6 0EZ

Enhance Nails & Body..............................01628 477330 3a Kingswood Parade, Marlow Bottom, Bucks, SL7 3NT

Escape Wellbeing Therapies..................01296 426666 5 Hampden Square, Fairford Leys, Aylesbury, HP19 7HT

The utimate facial for the Mother of the Bride! Combining ultrasound and light therapy for outstanding results!

Express Tanning & Beauty......................01908 520840 9 Blackmore Gate, Furzton, Milton Keynes, MK4 1DS

Eye Candy.....................................................01280 815622 20 Market Hill, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1JX

Fairford Leys Smile Centre......................01296 398180

Red light

- stimulates cell renewal

Amber light - tones and stimulates collagen

8 Hampden Square, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 7HT

Ultrasound - smooths and tightens skin and muscles - lifts eyes and brow

Fake It Hair...................................................01753 880099

Blue light

13 Market Place, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9EA

Flix Hair & Beauty.......................................01494 782825

- heals for acne etc.

FOR THE BRIDE: See website for more details

5 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1BG

Haringtons Hairdressing.........................01494 677377 15-16 The Highway, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1QQ

Haringtons Hairdressing.........................01628 478485 13 High Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1AU

Haringtons Hairdressing.........................01296 626034 The Town House, 2 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6EA

Harmony Beauty Therapy.......................01280 815821 The White House, Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX

Healing Hands Therapy...........................07793 861409 Monkston, MIlton Keynes, MK10 9EB

Hello Lashes................................................07950 876495 23a Pipers Close, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8AW

hello lashes SEMI-PERMANENT EYELASH EXTENSIONS

katie@hellolashes.co.uk www.hellolashes.co.uk 07950876495

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Call 01628 665973 07765 811242 Boundary Road, Taplow Bucks, SL6 0EZ

theivyretreat www.theivyretreat.co.uk

Katrina Bridal Beauty................................07940 798330 49 New Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6LH

La Vita Hair Design....................................01296 633335 5a London Road. Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5HG

Lavender & Stone Beauty Rooms........01494 672211 15b Broadway, Penn Road, New Beaconsfield, HP9 2PD

Lavender & Stone Beauty Rooms..01628 529688 6 Furlong Road, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5DG A wide range of treatments from head to toe. www.lavenderandstonebeautyrooms.co.uk

Lifestyle Hairdressing...............................01296 330220 12 High Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1SQ

Lifestyle Hairdressing...............................01908 614642 110 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 8EH

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Health, Hair & Beauty

Liz Tarrant Make Up Artist......................07974 182275

The Old Bakery Dental Practice............01296 730260

11 Earl Close, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5EH

Chaloners Hill, Steeple Claydon, Bucks, MK18 2PE

Louise Jackson Make-up Artist.............07789 770757

One Salon Hairdressers...........................01908 569656

50a Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 8EF

93 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AT

Louvains Hairdressing.............................01628 810025

Pretty In Pink Beauty Salon....................01494 485022

Acorn House, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9LS

Lower Church Street, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TG

Lux Hair & Make-up..................................07920 269626

Principal Hair & Beauty............................01494 778416

62 Tadros Court, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7GF

Unit 3, 90 The Broadway, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EG

The Marlow Club.......................................01628 475709

The Quad Club...........................................0870 111 8793

Globe Park, Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1LU

Crowne Plaza Marlow, Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow, SL7 1GJ

Marlow Nail & Beauty...............................01628 898941

Reds Hairdressing......................................01908 632300

38 West Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2NB

208 Whaddon Way, Milton Keynes, MK3 7DG

Mccarthy Beauty Clinic............................01908 562267

Renaissance Hair Design.........................01628 471135

4 High Street. Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AF

53 West Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2LS

Mortimers Hairdressers...........................01753 880211

Revival Health & Leisure Club...............01280 822622

21 Market Place, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9EA

Buckingham Hotel, Ring Road Sth, Buckingham, MK18 1RY

Mulberry's Day Spa...................................01494 689068

Rock & Rosie Nail Salon...........................01494 874234

Old Mulberry Ho, 22 London End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JH

21 High Street, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4QH

Nice Nails & Beauty...................................01296 714656

Scruples Hair & Beauty............................01296 622043

18 High Street, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3HF

16 High Street, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6EA

Smile Design Dental Practice................01296 624163

Start early with your beauty regime It's never too early to start thinking about your beauty routine for the big day. Your skin will really benefit from weeks of tip-top care so once you've set a date, set aside some time and budget - to overhaul your skincare habits. Treat yourself to a really good moisuriser and experiment with face masks - vitamin C masks are hot news at the moment, and don't forget to exfoliate all over on a regular basis!

33 High Street, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6DU

Sunrise Health & Beauty.........................01628 487719 42 West Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2NB

Taylor Made Treatments Ltd..................01280 816101 23 West Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1HE

Toni & Guy....................................................01296 434344 Unit 2 Crown Buildings, High Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1SL

Toni & Guy....................................................01494 465550 8a Church Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DE

Toni & Guy....................................................01628 473888 9 High Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1AU

Village Hair...................................................01494 872585 The Green, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4QF

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Hen & Stag

Honeymoons

Fancy a Bang Clay Shooting..................01296 641936

Advance Travel Limited...........................01908 263777

Buckingham Road, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, HP22 4RB

3 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1AA

Go Ape Wendover....................................0845 643 9215

Cape Tours....................................................01908 609722

Off Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, HP22 5NF

PO Box 5764, Milton Keynes, MK10 1AP

GoHen..........................................................0845 130 5225

Kuoni - Milton Keynes..............................01908 667799

Nationwide

150 Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BA

H9 Lifestyle..................................................01628 310827

Romano Travel House..............................01494 434241

Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2PE Personalised ribbons, sashes and banners.

67 Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6AA

Ramada Jarvis Encore Inn......................01908 545500

The Old Stables, High Street, Whaddon, MK17 0NA

Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2EA

Spy Games Ltd...........................................0845 130 3007 Singleborough, Milton Keynes, MK17 0RF

Sundae Surprises Tea Parties.................01494 437011 High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5TB

Scott Travel..................................................01908 506656 Thomas Cook.............................................0844 335 7034 20 Hale Leys, High Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1ST

Thomas Cook.............................................0844 335 7315 29 Station Approach, Great Missenden, HP16 9AZ

Thomas Cook.............................................0844 335 7361 25 White Hart Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2HL

The art of a great weekend Generally, it's the best man and the chief bridesmaid who plan the stag and hen nights respectively, but as the bride and groom, don't feel you can't have some say in what happens! As well as standard drunken nights out, and more usual activity weekends, some wedding parties are getting creative, with hens in particular combining a girls' weekend with some fun craft projects - baking, fascinator design or bunting creation. Stags may want to learn how to mix cocktails. Dance classes are popular with both sexes. If your events are on the same weekend, why not join forces for part of the time?

Thomas Cook.............................................0844 335 7479 28 High Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1AW

Thomson.......................................................01494 782148 37-39 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1BW

Travel Time...................................................01494 680681 184 Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1QX

Travel Time...................................................01753 889088 19 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7QA

The Turquoise Holiday Co.......................01494 678400 The Stables, 4 Bakery Court, Beaconsfield, HP9 2FN

Virgin Holidays..............................0844 557 4785 House of Fraser, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2BZ Unleash your Mojo! highwycombe@virginholidays.com

Wed-in-Rome..............................................01494 564205 47 Main Road, Naphill, High Wycombe, HP14 4QD

World by Design........................................01494 733633 3 Lacemaker Court, London Road, Amersham, HP7 0HS

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Jewellers

Jewellers Gold & Jewels..............................................01494 774849

AD Moth Jeweller......................................01494 446972 22 Queens Square, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DF

Aylesbury Bullion Company......... 01296 423198

21 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1BG

Goldsmiths...................................................01908 393792 Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BB

11 High Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1SH The family of jewellers. www.aylesburybullion.co.uk

H Samuel......................................................01296 420331

Beaconsfield Fine Jewellery...................01494 677782

Eden Centre, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DE

52 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JH

Caan Thomas...............................................07986 652665 Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2ZA

Caan Thomas

Affordable bespoke jewellery 07986 652665 caan@caanthomas.com www.caanthomas.com Crystal Chain...............................................01908 660268 26 Silbury Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BE

DJ Warner.....................................................01494 726319 35 Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6AA

Ernest Jones................................................01296 432081 44 Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury, HP20 2GF

Ernest Jones................................................01494 444227 Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2BZ

Ernest Jones................................................01908 690313 Silbury Arcade, Secklow Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AG

F Hinds..........................................................01908 378333 Brunel Centre, Bletchley, Bucks, MK2 2ES

F Hinds..........................................................01908 607545

35 Friars Square, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2SP

H Samuel......................................................01494 439039 H Samuel......................................................01908 558800 Secklow Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AH

H Samuel......................................................01908 558700 29 Acorn Walk, Town Centre, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AD

Jacksons........................................................01628 486694 10 Spittal Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1DB

Kimberley Selwood...................................07879 690112 Freer Crescent, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7YG

Marlow Forge Jewellery................ 01628 201202 10 Queens Street, Piddington, Bucks, HP14 3BW Handcrafted wedding jewellery.

Pattni Jewellers..........................................01908 374428 90 Queensway, Bletchley, Bucks, MK2 2RU

PT Phelan......................................................01908 694488 14a Crown Walk, The Centre, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AH

Quality Diamonds....................................0333 600 5040 2 Copperhouse Ct, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, MK7 8NL

Queenbeads................................................01844 344064 White Lion Ho, Bell Street, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AD

Reef Jewellery.............................................01908 312611 28 Church Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5JN

Rococo Jewellers............................ 01628 476479

Crown Walk, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AH

3 Liston Court, High Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1ER Stunning collection of exclusive designer jewellery.

Fraser Hart....................................................01908 668621

Stephen Conway Ltd................................01908 662200

Silbury Arcade, The Centre MK, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AG

82 Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BB

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Marquees

Marquees Savoir Faire...................................................01491 413621

Brian Ladyman Marquee Hire...............01844 292291

Brockmer End Farm, Brockmer End, Marlow, SL7 2HL

Hedge Furlong, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8LN

BW Marquee Hire......................................01525 850253 51 Stoke Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 8BL

Chesham Marquees....................... 01494 757049 Hawridge Common, Chesham, HP5 2UQ Friendly reliable service for any occasion. www.cheshammarquees.co.uk

D & P Luxury Toilets....................... 01494 526065 Winch Bottom Lane, High Wycombe, HP10 9QG Hirers of high class facilities for all occasions. www.luxury-toilets.co.uk

GP Marquees Ltd.......................................01295 722269 Unit 1 Milcombe Hall Barn, Milcombe, Oxon, OX15 4RQ Refreshingly different marquees and outstanding cuisine makes talking to us about your wedding irresistible.

Offering a wide range to suit all sizes and styles ■ TRADITIONAL ■ CONTEMPORARY ■ THEMED ■ INFORMAL

Our marquees are suitable for both summer and winter use. We offer a complete range of furnishings and accessories including interior coloured linings, lighting systems, dance-floors, heaters, toilets, generators and everything else you may require.

We also offer a complete reception organisation service: Catering, Bars, Entertainment, Flowers, Cakes and much much more!

We will happily discuss your requirements so please call or email us on: We cover your event beautifully

w w w . s a v o i r f a i r e . c o . u k

01295 722269 www.gpmarquees.co.uk

Grand Marquees........................................01296 748689 Stone, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8RX

Intents Marquee Hire...............................01844 238466 Lapland Farm, Ludgershall Road, Brill, Bucks, HP18 9TZ

JA Laughton................................... 01869 331541 Wood Farm, Tackley, Oxon, OX5 3EN Luxury mobile toilets & showers. Est 1975. Mobile: 07836 350213

Marlow Marquees Ltd..............................01494 813353 Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 7TZ

Marquees & Pavilions..............................0845 077 0766 Crendon Industrial Park, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9RW

Working with a blank canvas Teepee, clear span, traditional, bedouin the choice of canvas options is wide, so ask your potential hire companies if you can see examples of the tents erected and dressed before making your final choice. Site requirements are less rigid than they used to be, and larger marquees can happily accomodate small trees and even fountains if space is tight!

Top Hat Marquees.....................................01494 785171 13 Tylers Hill Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1XH

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Mother of Bride

Buckingham Tailors..................................01280 812636

Ann Marie's of Berkhamsted.................01442 878954

7a Castle Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1BS

152 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AT

Genesis Menswear & Hirewear.............01753 315489 43 St Peters Court, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9QH

Henry’s of Bicester......................... 01869 252213 42 Sheep Street, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 7LH Wedding hire specialists for men. www.henrysofbicester.com

Hire Class at Country House..................01494 673185 1st Floor, 39 Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1QG

Hire Class at COUNTRY HOUSE

Designer wedding wear for hire. 01494 673185 www.hireclass.co.uk 1st Floor, 39 Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1QG

Ann Marie’s of Berkhamsted & Hitchin

Specialising in Mother of the Bride & Groom 10% off when quoting Guides for Brides

www.annmariesclothing.co.uk

Bowleys Fine Shoes..................................01494 672952 1-2 Grove Court, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1QW

Chatterton's.................................................01494 722854 The Old Bank, 55 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DP

Echoes............................................. 01494 764174 19 Nightingales Corner, Little Chalfont, HP7 9PY New and As New. Top brands. Amazing prices. echoes.fashion@virginmedia.com

Jolliffes of Marlow.....................................01628 475757

Lesley Cutler Bridal Wear Ltd........ 01908 690899

48-54 Chapel Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1DD

11 Cloudberry, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, MK7 7DL Bespoke outfits for mothers and guests. www.lesleycutlerbridalwear.co.uk

Lemmings Menswear...............................01753 887484 2a Market Place, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9EA

Lemmings Menswear...............................01494 527787 44-45 Oxford Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DJ

Lemmings MENSWEAR - HIREWEAR

High Wycombe Tel: 01494 527 787 Chalfont St Peter Tel: 01753 887 484 www.lemmings-menswear.co.uk

No.25 of Bourne End................................01628 528877 25 The Parade, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5SB

Rive Gauche................................... 01491 411873 27 Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 2AR Specialising in mother of the bride and groom. www.rivegauche.co.uk

Sahara............................................................01628 484841 96 High Street, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1AQ

Sapphire Dresses.......................................01628 530516 11-13 Wycombe Ln, Wooburn Green, HP10 0HD

Moss Hire......................................................01908 694945 22 Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BB

Suit The City.................................................01494 880790 Denham Farm, Wheeler End, Bucks, HP14 3NQ

Suitors of Buckingham............................01280 823958 20 Market Hill, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1JX

Victor Boss....................................................01280 812404

Sapphire www.sapphiredresses.co.uk 01628 530516 Specialists in outfits for mother of the bride, bridesmaids and special occasion with hats, headpieces and shoes to match

Whiteleaf Business Centre, 11 Little Balmer, Buckingham

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Music

Music Dave Seamer Disco........................ 01865 240054

21st Century Disco....................................07793 493045 36 Middlebrook Road, High Wycombe, HP13 5NG

A&V Discos...................................................01908 377494 Old Farm Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 8RB

Abacab Request Disco.............................01494 536497 10 Sandford Gardens, High Wycombe, HP11 1QT

ABC Direct Entertainments........... 01296 738020 49 Ashgrove, Steeple Claydon, Bucks, MK18 2LW Discos, bands any genre, entertainers for any event. www.abcdirectentertainments.co.uk

Ali Higham Wedding Pianist........... 07752 367875

46 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RB Experienced pianist for all occasions. www.daveseamer.co.uk

Disco & Karaoke Knights.........................01753 888364 38 London End, Old Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JH

DJ2 Party.......................................................01296 485885 33 Clinton Crescent, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 7JN

Fantasia Strings..........................................07754 263929 Loudwater, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7BG

The Fleece Yard Band...............................01280 823002 9 Foxglove Close, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1FU

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6QU Wide-ranging repertoire for your special day. www.alihighamweddingpianist.com

Geoff Baker Jazz Guitarist.......................01296 747966

Ariella String Quartet & Trio...................01908 309783

Hill End Farm, Hogshaw, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 3JY

Dinton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8UT

Geoffrey Heath - Organist......................01296 670700

Sandy Close, Milton Keynes, MK14 5EE

Harp, Sheila Watts....................................0208 883 8961

Ben Standish Singer.................................07525 241786

Donovan Avenue, London, N10 2JU

Parkfield, Latimer, Bucks, HP5 1UE

Bonkers Mobile Disco..............................07973 767019 Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8SW

Bright Stars of Jazz....................................07957 200482 Princess Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0DU

Catherine Franรงoise..................................01753 882646 Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 8HJ

Celestia Harpist..........................................07966 522201

Ian Russell Mobile Disco.........................01628 810381

Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HU

Fern Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3SD

The Chiltern Roadshow Disco...............01494 866240

Julienne Music Live Duo.........................07748 588014

Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0SJ

Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5SS

Classical Wedding Singer........................07846 497924 Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe, Bucks, SL7 2QA

CR Roadshow..............................................01844 343113 Entertainment House, Main Rd, Lacey Green, HP27 0QU

The Danesfield Quartet..........................01628 476258 81 Oak Tree Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3EU

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Music

Limit Disco Services..................................01628 529558

Starlite Mobile Disco................................01753 653233

Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, HP10 9HA

Martindale, Iver, Bucks, SL0 0HY

Living The Dream Guitarist....................07958 796153

Steelasophical Steel Band......................07973 325822

Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 7SE

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7RY

Moonhill Discos............................. 07956 992270

Steve Mac Sings.........................................01494 566064

Sands, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 4LH All wedding budgets catered for. jenny.moonhill@googlemail.com

238 Main Rd, Knaphill, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4RX

Movin' Soundz Disco................................01908 550531 Monkston, Milton Keynes, MK10 9GP

Music Arrangements 4U.........................01494 637391 High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5JY

Nightlife Sounds Disco............................07821 610358 Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes, MK4 2EX

Old King Koles Merry Old Souls.................01296 770519 Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0SH

The Strayhorns...........................................01908 671159 Neath Hill, Milton Keynes, MK14 6HP

Susannah Vernon - Singer......................01494 725558 Quill Hall Lane, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6LU

Taylormade Acoustic Duo......................07976 096347 Milton Keynes, MK4 4GS

Twice As Nice.................................. 01908 584182 Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8NA Offering over 25 years of entertainment for weddings www.djdavemain.com

Petits Fours - Wind Quartet....................01296 696795 143 Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6LJ

Petrina - Harpist............................. 01494 771263 Chesham, Bucks, HP5 Experienced harpist for weddings and functions. clayacre@live.co.uk

PW Audios Disco........................................01296 415509 Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 0YP

Sarah Coope Singer..................................07763 653711 Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JD

Simon Jordan - Pianist.............................01494 257593 Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4LT

Sing Out Sisters..........................................07867 971892 Fryer Close, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1RD

Solo Sax Clarinet........................................01296 615118 Wendover, Bucks, HP22 5SN

Spectra Discos............................................07808 270100

Keeping it legal Music is a key part of any wedding, but there's a few legalities to bear in mind when choosing hymns and booking musicians. If you're planning to reprint the words of hymns in your order of service, remember that it must be out of copyright - usually 70 years after the death of the author. Avoid any problems by using a hymn book instead. Any live musicians must have public liability insurance, to cover them in the event of a guest being injured by their equipment. Also, venues may insist on seeing a current Portable Appliance Test certificate for any electrical equipment used by the band.

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5SZ

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Photography

Photography Altered Image Ltd.....................................01494 773382

2SH Photography......................................07813 601048 5 Clays Lane, Little Harwood, Milton Keynes, MK17 0FA

7colours Photography.............................07531 074997 19 Sussex Close, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6UN

Aava Wedding Photography.................07964 240748 Perth Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6XX

Active Photography..................................07831 541342 38 Albion Road, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, HP8 4EW

Affinity Studios...........................................01908 234138 7 Bignell Croft, Loughton, Milton Keynes, MK5 8BF

All People Photography..........................01296 651788 86 High Street, Waddesdon, nr Aylesbury, HP18 0JD

All The World’s A Studio..........................01628 602198

101 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1DE

Amanda-Jane Photography...................07736 353567 Bottom Lane, Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2UH

Andrew Gleed Photography.................01494 718557 Hazlemere, Bucks, HP15 7AT

Andrew Smith Photography.................01494 583884 15 Springfield Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1PW

Anthony Liggi Photography..................07809 442908 Booker, Bucks, HP12 4SP

Brian Southam Photography................01494 461319 138 Chorley Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3AS

Caso Photography.....................................07922 134602 Wolverton Road, Castlethorpe, Bucks, MK19 7ES

Taplow Common Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8LP

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Photography

Christopher Hill..........................................01628 662574

Flaming Silk Photography......................07980 895552

Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8ND

Walters Ash, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4XQ

Gabrielle McMillan Photography.........07776 191514 26 Sandygate Close, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3BB Established in Burnham Bucks since 1988, coverage nationwide

Gareth Richards Photography..............01494 681636 Vicarage Close, Seer Green, Bucks, HP9 2QG

FREE engagement portrait

www.christopherhill.co.uk 01628 662574 Clare West Photography.........................07789 638057 Queens Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6AL

Cliff Hide Photography............................07747 756704 Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5ZB

Dave & Kathy Russell................................07951 570351 322 Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe, HP11 2TJ

DW Images Photography.......................01908 631037 Bletchley, Bucks, MK3 7BT

Eternity Images..........................................01908 579718 Harwood Street, Milton Keynes, MK13 0EH

Faye Cornhill Photography....................07812 081456

Greenfish Photography...........................07900 606013

Amersham, Bucks, HP7 9ER

Marlow Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3QJ

Fiona Baker Photography.......................07972 194680 29-30 Horsefair, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 0BW

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Creative Wedding Photography

Relaxed photography with a feminine touch

e: trudi@greenfishphotography.co.uk www.greenfishphotography.co.uk

07972 194680 www.fionabaker.co.uk

H9 Lifestyle..................................................01628 310827 Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2PE

Helen Light Photography.......................01296 435516

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Ian Jamieson...............................................01908 503829 Westcroft, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DH

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Photography

Photography

Ian G Miller Weddings..............................07590 494705

Julia Evans Photography.........................01235 833466

Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 9BX

The Greenway, West Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8RG

Ian Summers Photographer..................01908 274453

Just Shoot Me Photography..................07882 503138

Browns Wood, Milton Keynes, MK7 8EH

9 Red House Close, Newton Longville, MK17 0AH

Jon & Michaela...........................................07711 338535

Karin Nel Photography............................07740 812341

Hazlemere, Bucks, HP15 7RR

Creslow Way, Stone, Bucks, HP17 8YW

Les Edmondson Photography..............01908 282115 Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UU

Lisa Gill Photography...............................01494 812201 3 Regius Court, Penn, Bucks, HP10 8RL

capturing your day in a beautiful, natural way 01494 812201 lisa@lisagillphotography.co.uk

Lowe Photography...................................01296 655468 Baker Street, Waddesdon, Bucks, HP18 0LG

JRH Photography.......................................07900 580644 Farnham Common, Bucks, SL2 3JY

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Photography

Maria Ashby-Giles Photography..........01628 789476

Mark Sisley Photography...........................0800 581473

12 Havelock Road, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 5BJ

The Bury Manor, Church Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1JE

Mark Stanborough Photography........07968 814302 Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8HL

Martin Diver Photographer...................01296 749957 Bishopstone, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8SH

MCK Photography.....................................01280 847025 Ledbury House, Stable Close, Buckingham, MK18 4AD

Michelle South Photography................07979 966193 High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 8EA

Momentous Photography......................07712 701211 The Green, Stoke Hammond, Milton Keynes, MK17 9DQ

MW Wedding Photography...................07849 624886 Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1YQ

Nigel Chapman Photography...............01628 525774 Maria Barry...................................................01296 712528

Cores End Road, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5HL

The Granary, Warren Farm, Little Horwood, MK17 0PT Award Winning Wedding Photography

Mark Dolman Photography Ltd...........01494 611049 Moor Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1SF

Mark Fraser Photography.......................01908 766371 Caldecotte, Milton Keynes, MK7 8LA

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Photography

Photography

Nigel Harper Photography........... 01296 747747

Photoality.....................................................07825 621916

The New Barn, Stone, Aylesbury, HP17 8PH Fun, natural and exciting wedding photography. www.nigelharper.com

Amersham, Bucks, HP7 9JN

Photogica....................................... 07949 956439

54 Waine Close, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1FG

Carcasonne, Oldfield Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1UA Captures your special day. www.photogica.com

Paul Marshall Studios...............................01908 526997

Photopro Photography...........................01895 833343

101 Lynmouth Crescent, Milton Keynes, MK4 1JP

4 Denham Way, Denham Village, Bucks, UB9 5AX

One2one Photography............................01280 813729

Paul Upward Photographer...................07747 031585 40 Glebe Road, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9NJ

Photopro Photography inc: F&J Hare Ltd

Paul Wilkinson Photography.................01844 290054

Blending traditional & contemporary digital styles and books

6 High Street, Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8ER

People Photo...............................................01908 579354 Bradwell, Milton Keynes, MK13 9BX

The personal touch As well as producing fabulous and memorable shots, don't forget the ideal wedding photographer is also very much a people person. Organising up to two hundred guests for photos is no easy task, and an experienced photographer will have great organisational skills plus a hefty dose of charm to ensure the photography sessions run smoothly. Informal, reportage style shots make life easier, but most couples also want a handful of more formal family shots, plus a couple of all the guests. When you meet your photographer for the first time, take a good look at his or her work, but also ask them how they like to work, and if they bring an assistant. If not, consider allocating an usher to help out on the day.

Tel: 01895 833343

www.photoprophotography.co.uk

Piers Photography.....................................07787 505786 Gentian Cottage, Coombe Lane, Naphill, HP14 4QX

wedding photography of your dreams www.piersphoto.com 07787 505786 Pretty Pictures.............................................01494 678616 Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2YZ

Reid Photography.....................................01908 666374 Loughton, Bucks, MK5 8AT

RHJ Photography.......................................07984 647175 26 Lovat Meadow Close, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0HT

Ross Holkham Photography..................01296 707170 No 1 Mall White Path, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 9BY

Roxpix Photography.................................07747 465440 21 Bedford Street, Milton Keynes, MK2 2TX

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Photography

Sally Elvin Photography..........................07749 785718

Sam Hayward Photography...................07590 844261

Yew Tree House, Main Street, Tingewick, Bucks, MK18 4NL

Halton, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 5PU

SALLY ELVIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Schwetz Studios.........................................07808 721054 130 Broad Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3ED

Stephanie Methven..................................01895 310583 Seven Hill Road, Iver, Bucks, SL0 0PD

www.sallyelvinphotography.co.uk 07749 785718

Steven Parker Photography...................01844 292347 41 Wykeham Way, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8BU

Sally Williams Photography...................07769 691578 Lakeside, Tring, Herts, HP23 5HN

Stuart G Lloyd Photography..................01494 786830 Gladstone Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 3AD

Take A Look Photography......................07713 235102 Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3PD

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Wendy Aldiss Photography...................01494 523162 Monkton Farmhouse, Monkton lane, Marlow, SL7 3RF

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Planners

Stationery

Elian Concept Weddings & Events......0845 519 7833

Aztech Creative Print................................01908 649555

Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1DB

48 Barton Road, Bletchley, Bucks, MK2 3HU

Event Perfect...............................................07712 829040

Bluepepper Designs.................................01296 424699

Event House, 17 Sayward Close, Chesham, HP5 3DP

8 Temple Square, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QH

Make Our Day Events...............................01494 814748

Cheap Wedding Invitations 4u.............07940 375121

118 Cock Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7EA

31 Tattenhoe Lane, Bletchley, Bucks, MK3 7AD

Per Sempre Amore...................................0870 092 3392

Elan Printing................................................01494 522445

PO Box 5586, Milton Keynes, MK4 1ZG

4 Gadwey House, Leight St, High Wycombe, HP11 2QU

Purple Planners..........................................07889 900612

Eva Lily Designs..........................................01296 631591

Hazlemere, Bucks, HP15 6XW

Aston Clinton, Bucks, HP22 5EJ

Hanimai.........................................................07759 147449

Do I need help with my planning? If you are on a tight budget, then a wedding planner may seem like an unnecessary cost, but did you realise a good planner can actually save you money? Not only can they can point you in the right direction of reliable suppliers, they may also be able to negotiate discounts from companies. The biggest saving for most brides however, is time and stress! With a wealth of experience of organising other people's weddings, a good planner will have great contacts and be able to save you hours of research. Prices will vary from planner to planner. Some will charge a percentage of your overall spend, whilst others will quote a single price based on an agreed specification, so be clear about exactly what help you need, and make sure your planner alerts you along the way to any extras you may incur.

Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0SD

JMS Creative................................... 01908 418804 13c Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LJ For all your stationery, whatever your budget. www.jmsc-weddingstationery.co.uk

Kathryn Deeley Stationery.....................07814 776756 Milton Keynes, MK4 4GN

Love Wedding Print....................... 01865 243624 11a West Way, Botley, Oxford, OX2 0JB Unique & creative wedding stationery. www.loveweddingprint.co.uk

Orbitpress.....................................................01494 778053 11 Market Square, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1HG

Orchards Cards.............................. 01296 582097 37 Tindal Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1HT Bespoke invitations and coordinating stationery.

Pretty Pockets................................ 07894 272475 Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6HZ Luxury handmade stationery and invitations.

Sew-Unique Wedding Stationery........07879 646955 Goldhill Common West, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9HH

Special Day Invitations............................01296 340060 Unit 7 March Place, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, HP19 8UG

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Toastmasters

Transport

David Denman............................... 01895 634854

4X4 Vehicle Hire.........................................01296 640750

Berks, Bucks, Surrey, Hants & Herts The London Guild of Toastmasters. davidgdenman@btinternet.com

Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 4DR

Ken Chapronière.......................................0845 270 1437 1 Canonbury, Monkston Park, Milton Keynes, MK10 9PY

Abacus Cars.................................................01494 444000 57 Adelaide Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6UW

Allerston Taylor Carriages............. 01296 655021

Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9HT

12 Raven Crescent, Westcott, Aylesbury, HP18 0PA Selection of Rolls Royces & classic limousines. www.regencycarriages.co.uk

Peter West Toastmaster...........................01494 562006

Aylesbury Limousines..............................01296 630620

Paul Deacon................................................01494 862868

Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, HP14 4LT

Lincoln House, London Rd, Aston Clinton, HP22 5LE

Robert Bayliss................................ 01628 299424

Be-Driven Cars............................................01908 281788

14 St Peters Close, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7HT Mobile 07833 314227 info@rbaylisstoastmaster.co.uk

Ron Symington.............................. 01494 446344 7 Abbots Way, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 4NR Making your special day run like clockwork. www.ToastmasterRon.co.uk

Simon Shirley Toastmaster.....................07836 665512 Icknield Close, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6HG

Timothy Lee.................................................07769 704315 High Wycombe, Bucks, HP10 8BP

The ultimate online wedding planner

Newport Road, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UN

BR Prestige Wedding Cars......................01908 488818 Atterbury Lakes, Milton Keynes, MK10 9RG

Carter Horse Drawn Carriages...... 01753 647337 Leys Farm, Thompkins Lane, Farnham Royal, SL2 3TD Landaus and Victorias, showhorses, coachdriven. joanneccarter@hotmail.com

Chiltern Classic Wedding Cars..............07774 264474 Britwell Hill Farm, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5HD Contact Mike on 07774 264474 *Saturdays in 2013 still available*

www.chilternclassicweddingcars.co.uk

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Transport

Transport

Clementine Vintage Cars........................07973 174199

Rose's Wedding Cars................................01494 444901

Nortoft Road, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 0LD

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1RG

Colnside Executive Cars Ltd...................01628 633443 34 Aysgarth Park, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 2HG

Colnside Executive Cars Ltd • Weddings & events • Chauffeur driven • 6 seater MPVs • Airport transfers • Other cars available Personal, Reliable Service for your Wedding. 01628 633443

Rose’s Wedding Cars Make it a day to remember forever... A personal service with luxury cars

www.colnsideexecutiveuk.com 07831 128924

Elegant Cars.................................................01908 511737 St James Close, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, MK19 7LF

Golden Rolls Royce Services......... 07831 250275 London Rd East, op Finch Ln, Amersham, HP7 9DT Rolls Royce, Daimler Limos & Jaguars. www.goldenrolls.co.uk

Greenlands Oak Carriages......................07718 919605 Water Stratford, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 5DP

London Legend Wedding Cars.............01628 471632 72 Marlow Bottom, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3NB

LONDON LEGEND Wedding Cars

Chauffeur driven wedding cars in London and the Home Counties. Vintage, classic & modern cars, buses & taxis Tel: 01628 471632 Mobile: 07974 348974 enquiries@londonlegend.co.uk www.londonlegend.co.uk

7 Seater Bramwith Landaulette Beauford 1930 Replica Open Top Tourer T: 01494 444901

M: 07860 323119

Wycombe Marsh, High Wycombe, HP11 1RG

Spirit Wedding Carriages........................01908 543507 Hale Avenue, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1EP

Two Hearts Wedding Cars............. 01296 711831 99 Magpie Way, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3JP Unique Lincoln Excalibur and Classic Rolls Royce. www.twoheartsweddingcars.co.uk

White Gloves Wedding Cars.................0845 222 1133 5 High Street, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 1JN

White Gloves Wedding Cars

Love Weddings...........................................07947 354545 Hammersley Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 7BZ

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Venues

Venues

*Amersham Community Centre...............01494 433436 Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5AH

Civil Ceremony approved venues

The Angel Restaurant..............................01844 208268 47 Bicester Road, Long Crendon, Bucks, HP18 9EE

*Aylesbury College...................................01296 588588

Venues approved to carry out Civil Ceremonies are marked * in this Guide.

Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 8PD

The venues can be used for the legal wedding ceremony as well as the reception afterwards.

County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1XF

Aylesbury Vale Registration...................01296 383005 *Aylesbury Waterside Theatre...............01296 745100 Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UG

Beaconsfield Chambers..........................01494 675173 *Abbey Hill Golf Club...............................01908 562566

Council Hall, Penn Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2PP

Monks Way, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, MK8 8AA

*Bedford Arms Hotel................................01923 283301

Adams Park Conference Centre...........01494 455718

Chenies, Herts, WD3 6EQ

Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 4HJ

*The Bell Hotel............................................01296 714091 Market Square, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3AB

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BEDFORD ARMS

The Oak Room is available for up to 55 guests at the Bedford Arms.

A marquee wedding in the garden, with a maximum of 150 guests.

The Bedford Arms is a small privately owned Country House Hotel, located in Chenies, nr Rickmansworth, Hertforshire, WD3 6EQ. The property sits in 3 acres of beautiful gardens & lawns.

INCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGES FROM ÂŁ75.50 Call Our Wedding Co-ordinator on 01923 283301 -Also Licensed for Civil Weddings-

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Rewley Road at

Oxford Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2XE

Tel: 01753 893891 www.bellhousehotel.co.uk

The wedding venue you have been searching for

Be different, arrive by steam train!

Choice of 3 function suites which suit parties of 70-250 guests. Licensed to conduct civil ceremonies and partnerships. Fully inclusive wedding packages available or build your own bespoke package. Space available for a marquee. External caterers welcome.

Civil Ceremonies & Receptions in our Crystal Palace style venue for up to 180 guests Plan your day as you want with our bespoke planning service Well lit spacious free car park

For more details visit www.bucksrailcentre.org or telephone 01296 655720

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Venues

Venues

*The Bellhouse Hotel...............................01753 893891

*The Bull Hotel...........................................01753 202818

Oxford Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2XE

Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7PA

*Best Western Buckingham...................01280 825442

*The Bull Inn................................................01628 484734

A421 Buckingham Ring Road, Buckingham, MK18 1RY

The High Street, Bisham, Bucks, SL7 1RR

*Best Western Moore Place....................01908 282000

*Burnham Beeches Hotel......................0844 736 8603

The Square, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes, MK17 8DW

Grove Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8DP

*Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa......................01869 241204

*Burnham Park Hall..................................01628 550380

Chesterton, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 1TE

Windsor Lane, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7HR

*Bisham Abbey...........................................01628 402589

Calcutta Brasserie......................................01908 566577

Bisham, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1RR

Bletchley Masonic Centre.......................01525 288197 263 Queensway, Bletchley, Bucks, MK2 2BZ

*Buckinghamshire Golf Club.................01895 835777 Denham Court Drive, Denham, Bucks, UB9 5PG

*Buckinghamshire Railway Centre......01296 655720 Quainton Road Station, Station Road, Quainton, HP22 4BY

7 St Pauls Court, High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1LJ

Carriage House Restaurant....................01296 730004 Claydon House, Middle Claydon, MK18 2EX

*Chartridge Conference Centre...........01494 837484 Chartridge Lane, Chartridge, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2TU

Chartridge Park Golf Club......................01494 791772 Chartridge, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2TF

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Getting it all booked!

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Most brides and grooms will choose the venue before booking any other supplier. Use Guides for Brides to draw up a shortlist of the places you like the look of, and then phone round for brochures or check out websites to see how many guests can be catered for. Gather cost information too. The next step is to check availability, particularly if you have a definite date in mind. Next, book a visit, making sure that someone knowledgable is there to show you around you're bound to have lots of questions! Once you've found the perfect venue, secure your booking with a deposit.

CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL CHILTERN HILLS Nestled in the rolling Chiltern hills above Chesham the newly refurbished Chilternview Function Suite is the ideal venue for your special day • • •

Seating for up to 130 people. Self-contained function suite with its own private bar, cloakrooms and outside terrace with panoramic views. Choice of delicious freshly prepared food from a wide menu selection to suit all budgets.

For more information call us on 01494 791772 quoting ‘gfb13’

Email us at info@cpgc.co.uk or visit www.chilternviewfunctions.co.uk

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Bisham Abbey.

The perfect setting for any wedding.

On the banks of the River Thames, the Abbey is a majestic12th Century building surrounded by green lawns offering you and your guests total privacy in a truly beautiful location. You can even hold the wedding ceremony in our beautiful, oak-panelled Warwick Room, so you and your guests can relax at the same location all day - offering you a stress-free, completely personal experience.

Our friendly, efficient team will make sure the planning of your wedding goes as smoothly as your wedding day. At Bisham Abbey, we pride ourselves on our flexibility to give you the wedding that you want, without compromise. Contact us today to come and take the tour. You won’t be disappointed.

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At The Bull Hotel we take pride in our magnificent tailormade weddings. Your wedding dream is our vision and our expert wedding coordinator will work with you to make it a reality. Our beautifully landscaped gardens offer the ideal backdrop for your wedding photography. Our wonderful function rooms will transform to create the event you desire.

Whether you are planning a small ceremony or a grand and lavish function, our function rooms will exceed your expectations. Come for a visit and meet our expert wedding coordinator; you will fall in love with us!

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Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire SL9 7PA

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Venues

Venues

The Chequers Inn........................... 01628 529575

*Court Garden House..............................01628 405205

Kiln Lane, Wooburn Common, Bucks, HP10 0JQ A beautiful 17th Century coaching inn. www.chequers-inn.com

Pound Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2AE

*Chicheley Hall...........................................01234 868654 Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 9JH

The Chiltern Hotel & Restaurant..........01844 345299 Wycombe Rd, Saunderton, Princes Risborough, HP27 9NP

*Claydon House.........................................01296 730349 Middle Claydon, Bucks, MK18 2EY

*Cliveden House........................................01628 668561 Cliveden, Bucks, SL6 0JF

*The Cock Hotel.........................................01908 567733 72 High Street, Stony Stratford, Bucks, MK11 1AH

*Compleat Angler Hotel........................0844 879 9128 Marlow Bridge, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1RG

Cowpers Oak...............................................01234 711382 High Street, Weston Underwood, Olney, Bucks, MK46 5JS

*The Crazy Bear Hotel..............................01494 673086 Wycombe End Road, Old Town, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LX

Creslow Manor...........................................01296 640191 Creslow Events, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, HP22 4EH

*The Crown Inn..........................................01494 721541 16 High Street, Amersham, Bucks, HP7 0DH Whether you enjoy a winter wonderland setting with log fires and candlelight, or the heat of the summer with Pimms and parasols, The Compleat Angler will provide a magical backdrop for your family and loved ones. Where better to plan your idyllic day than in this perfect setting? For more information please call our wedding co-ordinator: t: 0844 879 9128 www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/CompleatAngler

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The Crown Inn Amersham One finds one’s best welcome at an Inn...

The Crown is a wonderful setting for an English country wedding. St Mary's Parish Church just a stone’s throw from the Crown Inn Hotel Buckinghamshire, has parts dating back to the 13th century. The 1682 Market Hall in front of the Crown is open on the ground floor and can be used for gatherings under the arches, as well as the snug rooms and protected cobbled courtyard at the Inn. The Crown is such a unique venue, and we understand that every Bride and Groom wants something that little bit different. For this reason, we like to tailor make our wedding packages dependent upon your specification. Our Back Room and our Chop House Restaurant are licensed for Civil Ceremonies and can hold up to 40 people for a ceremony or a sit down meal. For the ultimate wedding reception the entire Inn can be taken over for up to 100 guests. For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact reception directly.

The Crown www.thecrownamersham.co.uk t: +44 (0) 1494 721 541 | f: +44 (0) 1494 431 283 The Crown, 16 High Street, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0DH

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Venues

Venues

*Crowne Plaza Hotel.................................01628 496860 *De Harben House..........................01908 215600 64x90_CPMarlow_WeddingAdvert_NewBranding.pdf 1 Vere 22/06/2012 14:58 Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1GJ

Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 9EY

*De Vere Latimer Place............................01494 545550 Latimer, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1UG

*Dorton House...........................................01844 238237 Ashfold School, Dorton, Bucks, HP18 9NG

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*Danesfield House Hotel & Spa............01628 891010 Henley Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2EY

*De Vere Denham Grove.........................01895 836932 Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 5DG

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Fairford Leys Centre..................................01296 422800 Hampden Square, Fairford Leys, Aylesbury, HP19 7HT

*The Five Arrows............................ 01296 651727 High Street, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JE Stunning, historic buildings and gardens just for you. www.thefivearrows.co.uk

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Venues

Venues

Flackwell Heath Golf Club......................01628 520929

*Fredrick’s Hotel & Restaurant..............01628 581000

Treadaway Road, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, HP10 9PE

Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 2PZ See advertisement on page 49

Flaxbourne Gardens.................................01908 585329 Salford Road, Aspley Guise, Bucks, MK17 8HZ

*The Fox Country Inn..............................0845 634 9933 Ibstone, Bucks, HP14 3XT

*The George Hotel....................................01491 836665 High Street, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 0BS

The Georgian Rectory..............................01296 714118 The Old Rectory, Church End, Adstock, Bucks, MK18 2HY

Graziemille...................................................01494 837540

Making the most important dreams become a reality...

Cock & Rabbit Inn, The Lee, Great Missenden, HP16 9LZ

*Grovefield House Hotel.........................01628 603131 Taplow Common Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8LP

Guido’s...........................................................01494 725846 1 South Road, Amersham-on-the-Hill, Bucks, HP6 5LX

*Hampden House......................................01494 489042 Great Hampden, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9RD

The Fox Country Inn has two beautifully appointed suites, both licensed to hold Civil Marriage Ceremonies. We have in-house accommodation of 18 beautiful rooms for your guests. Late night refreshments are available until 1am and a mini bar is also on-hand in each room. Our marquee in the grounds can accommodate up to 175 evening guests. For more information please contact us on Fox Country Inn, Ibstone Road, High Wycombe, HP14 3XT Telephone: 0845 634 99 33 | www.foxcountryinn.co.uk

*Harleyford Golf Club Ltd.......................01628 816164 Harleyford Estate, Henley Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2SP

*Hartwell House Hotel & Spa................01296 746502 Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP17 8NR

Hazlemere Golf Club................................01494 719300 Penn Road, Hazlemere, Bucks, HP15 7LR

Hazlemere Golf Club

Superb function rooms in an area of outstanding natural beauty

01494 719300

www.hazlemeregolfclub.co.uk

*Heatherden Hall.......................................01753 656744 Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

*Hedsor House...........................................01628 819050 Hedsor Park, Taplow, Bucks, SL6 0HX See advertisement on inside front cover

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Hartwell House Hotel

The perfect place to make your wedding day memorable

Licenced for Civil ceremonies, superb drawing & dining rooms for your reception, 46 magnificent bedrooms, a selection of wedding packages. Marquee for up to 150 guests, special rates on Sundays and your own dedicated wedding planner throughout. T: 01296 746502 / E: conf@hartwell-house.com / www.hartwell-house.com Hartwell House Hotel and Spa, Oxford Road, nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP17 8NR 48

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Venues *Hilton Milton Keynes..............................01908 694433 Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HL

*Holiday Inn Aylesbury...........................0871 942 9002 New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5QT

*Holiday Inn High Wycombe................0871 942 9042

NEW! 2014 Wedding Package just £2500

*Available on selected dates only.

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50 Day Guests 2 Course Wedding Breakfast Table flowers Evening Buffet for 70 guests DJ from Inspired Sound Plus, accommodation for Bride & Groom!

Website: www.hiaylesburyhotel.co.uk Email: weddings-aylesbury@ihg.com Holiday Inn Aylesbury, New Road, HP22 5QT

Handycross, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1TL

*Holiday Inn Milton Keynes..................0871 942 9057 500 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ

*Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East...............01908 613688 London Road, Moulsoe, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0JA

*Horwood House.......................................01296 722100 Mursley Road, Little Horwood, Bucks, MK17 0PH

Huntsmill Farm...........................................07872 181373 Shalstone, Buckingham, MK18 5ND

HUNTSMILL FARM Traditional marquee weddings in Buckinghamshire

For more information visit

www.huntsmill.com

A wedding's a truly occasion. We think The Holiday Innhappy High Wycombe has paying the bill should be too. Experience your some great packages to suit all budgets. perfect day with our selection of packages! We can help you plan all types of The Holiday Inn High Wycombe has some great wedding packages to suit all budgets.from We canintimate help you plan to all types of weddings, from weddings, large.

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intimate to large. To discuss your ideal wedding day, call us now!

Call now to discuss Holidayus Inn High Wycombe M40 Jct.4 your ideal wedding: To book call: 0871 942 9042 (quote ''Guides for Brides'') 0871 942 9042 or visit our website: or visit www.hihighwycombehotel.co.uk Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. www.hihighwycombehotel.co.uk Proud to be Official Hotel Provider to London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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Unique 12th Century Abbey, perfect for your wedding day. Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. EXCLUSIVE HIRE COMPLIMENTARY BRIDAL SUITE UP TO 56 GUEST BEDROOMS SPACE FOR LIVE MUSIC OR DJ MARQUEE OPTIONAL HOG ROAST OR BBQ OPTIONAL and much more!

Why not come in to see for yourself? Book your viewing today! missendenabbey.co.uk | t: 01494 866 811 e: weddings@missendenabbey.ltd.uk

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From the moment you step through the doors of an Art Hotel venue you feel the difference. A personal welcome awaits you, with an exceptional level of service where each of your requirements has been anticipated and prepared for. Our venues will lead you through all stages of your wedding planning; from your initial enquiry to the delivery of a perfect day – all done with an exceptional attention to detail and commitment to quality.

Winner of National Wedding Coordinator 2013 award. Shortlisted for Best Venue in London & the South East

Pinewood Hotel, George Green, SL3 6AP : 01753 896400 : www.pinewoodhotel.co.uk

Fredrick’s Hotel, Maidenhead, SL6 2PZ : 01628 581000 : www.fredricks-hotel.co.uk

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Venues

Venues

Huntswood Golf Club..............................01628 667144

*The Olney Centre.....................................01234 711679

Taplow Common Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8LS

High Street, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4EF

The Kings Head.............................. 01296 668388

*The Oxford Belfry Hotel.........................01844 279381

Station Road, Ivinghoe, Bucks, LU7 9EB Your special day, made special, by us. www.kingsheadivinghoe.co.uk

Milton Common, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2JW

*The Kings Hotel........................................01494 609090 Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TA

*The Lowndes Suite..................................01494 774842 Chesham Town Hall, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1DS

Magnolia Park Golf & CC.........................01844 239700 Arncott Road, Boarstall, Bucks, HP18 9XX

*The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green.....01869 350621 Northampton Rd, Weston-on-the-Green, OX25 3QL

*Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill..... 01908 561666 Monks Way, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, MK8 8LY

Mercure Parkside Hotel...........................01908 661919 Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3LR

*The Pavilion at Lane End.......................01494 881171 Church Road, Lane End, Bucks, HP14 3HH

*Pinewood Hotel.......................................01753 896400 Wexham Park Lane, George Green, SL3 6AP See advertisement on page 49

Princes Risborough Golf Club...............01844 346989 Lee Road, Saunderton Lee, Princes Risborough, HP27 9NX

Ramada Encore Inn...................................01908 545500 312 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2EA

*The Red Lion Hotel..................................01296 622266 High Street, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6DU

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*Milton Keynes Registrars......................01908 372101 Bracknell House, Aylesbury Street, Bletchley, MK2 2BE

*Missenden Abbey....................................01494 866811 Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0BD

Monkton Barn................................ 01494 538726 Monkton Barn, Monkton Lane, Marlow, SL7 3RF Beautiful barn wedding venue in Buckinghamshire. info@monktonbarn.co.uk

Nether Winchendon House...................01844 290101 Nether Winchendon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0DY

*Newland Manor.......................................01494 874669 Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AD

*Notley Abbey...........................................0845 130 9966 Aylesbury Road, Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8TN

*Notley Tythe Barn....................................01844 201226 Notley Farm, Chearsley Road, Long Crendon, HP18 9ER

A traditional 16th Century Coaching Inn situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills Up to 80 guests for a wedding dinner & 150 guests for an informal buffet in the restaurant Our Function Room is suited to smaller events holding up to 25 guests. Superb reception and bedroom facilities and two fully licensed rooms for civil ceremonies Call our Wedding Co-ordinator on 01296 622266

*Novotel Milton Keynes..........................01908 932800 Saxon Street, Leyburn Court, Milton Keynes, MK13 7RA

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The Oxford Belfry Thame, Oxford

Exclusive offer for 2013 – 13% off any wedding or civil partnership package!* Whether you’re planning your special day for the 13th of the month, inviting 13 guests, or having 13 bridesmaids, the number 13 could be lucky for you this year at The Oxford Belfry. For more information or to request a brochure, please contact our Events Team on 01844 279381 or email oxfordbelfryevents@QHotels.co.uk. Please quote ‘Guides for brides 13’.

*Offer applies to Premier, Classic and Royale packages. Offer is available on selected dates only, and is subject to terms and conditions.

www.QHotels.co.uk/weddings

*Richings Park Golf Club.........................01753 655370 North Park, Iver, Bucks, SL0 9DL

The Riviera Restaurant.............................01296 399699

Stowe House

Watermead, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 0FU

The Royal Oak Club...................................01908 375439 Porchester Close, Bletchley, Bucks, MK3 7DF

Salters Steamers........................................01865 243421 Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LA SALTERS STEAMERS Oxford Henley Windsor & other locations 01865 243421

Wedding Receptions on the Thames. www.salterssteamers.co.uk

*Silverstone Golf Club..............................01280 850005 Silverstone Road, Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5LH

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‘Top 10 Romantic Hotel Rooms in the World’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

CREATING MEMORIES... YourWedding Day at Stoke Park

Please contact our Wedding Co-ordinator on 01753 717171 or weddings@stokepark.com Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from Heathrow Airport

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THE TYTHE BARN A beautiful 14th century thatched barn in a private location: • Breathtaking outdoor civil ceremonies • Exceptional personal service • Intimate candle-lit indoor weddings and receptions • Professional guidance and support throughout • Catering by Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients • Idyllic location,10 minutes from junction 9 (M40) and mainline stations to London

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WEDDINGS AT WYCOMBE SWAN

A wedding at Wycombe Swan offers a unique experience with the ceremony and celebrations all under one roof, allowing you to enjoy this very special occasion in style. To discuss your event call 01494 552 885 or email sam@wycombeswan.co.uk to find out more

2011 Wedding? LET US HOST YOUR DREAM EVENT **

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Civil Ceremony Room Hire

A unique setting for an unforgettable event, Wycombe Swan hosts conferences, parties, banquets and wedding receptions. With adjacent parking, easy access to national rail and Weekends still available at the fabulous major road networks, we are perfectly placed for Sunday to Friday Weddings your event and our in-house hospitality team will make your event truly special.

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Villiers Hotel and Ballroom has a pretty full diary for Weddings - so here’s yourGuests, chance to with enjoy the Wedding Saturday Ceremony for up to 140 delicious food and unsurpassed service for your wedding on Superb Food from Award Winning Chefs. a day of your choice from Sunday to Friday for 2013 & 2014. Up to 60 guests enjoying a superb day for only £4500 Additional day guests at £50, evening £10. *

www.villiers-hotel.co.uk/weddings Villiers Hotel, 3 Castle Street, Buckingham MK18 1BS

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Ballroomand Roomstained-glass Hire With beautiful panelling Air-conditioning windows, the intimate Grade II listed Oak Room Master of Ceremonies is an unforgettable venue for parties or Welcoming Door Attendants corporate lunches. For a larger space the Welcome Cocktail Town Hall can hold up to 600,Breakfast has fully 3-course Wedding Villiers 2 rosette awarded chefs integrated prepared soundby and lighting technology Half Bottle of Wine per guest and an experienced technical team. Sparkling Wine Toast

Stand space & Knife you can also If you’re in need of Cake a larger Flowers hire the Swan Theatre, which has a capacity Chair Covers for up to 1,000 people.

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Ballroom Weddings

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Venues

Venues

The Spice Merchant..................................01494 675474

*The Villiers Hotel......................................01280 822444

33 London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2HW

3 Castle Street, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 1BS

*The Spread Eagle Hotel.........................01844 213661

Wendover Memorial Hall........................01296 622080

16-17 Corn Market, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2BW See advertisement on page 49

Wharf Road, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6HF

*Stoke Park Club........................................01753 717171

London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5HL

Park Road, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4PG

*Stoke Place.................................................01753 534790 Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT

*Stowe House.............................................01280 818280 Stowe, Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 5EH

*Sulgrave Manor........................................01295 760205 Manor Road, Sulgrave, Oxon, OX17 2SD

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*West Lodge Hotel....................................01296 630362 *West Wycombe Park.................... 01494 524411 West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3AJ For intimate civil ceremonies or large weddings. www.westwycombeestate.co.uk

*Wilton Hall..................................................01908 372277 Wilton Avenue, Bletchley, Bucks, MK3 6BN

Wycombe Heights Golf Club.................01494 816686 Rayners Avenue, Loudwater, HP10 9SZ

*Wycombe Swan.......................................01494 552885 St Mary Street, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2XE

www.sulgravemanor.org.uk or telephone: 01295 760205 Civil Ceremonies & Receptions to suit your budget

*Swan Revived Hotel................................01908 610565 High Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8AR

*Taplow House Hotel...............................01628 670056 Berry Hill, Taplow, Bucks, SL6 0DA

Thames Steamers Ltd...............................07774 925323 Slatters Farm, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9RQ

The Three Horseshoes.............................01494 483273 Bennett End, Radnage, Bucks, HP14 4EB

Three Locks Bistro.....................................01525 270220 Partridge Hill, Great Brickhill, Bucks, MK17 9BH

*The Tudor Barn.........................................01628 664660 Brightwell Grange, Britwell Road, Burnham, SL1 8DF

*The Tythe Barn..........................................01869 321442 Manor Farm, Charbridge Lane, Launton, Bicester, OX26 4ST

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Having a civil ceremony wedding? Finding the right venue for your wedding and/or reception, with so many lovely places to choose from can be daunting. But look no further. The county of Buckinghamshire has a wide array of venues ranging from gorgeous country hotels to rustic barns, golf clubs and even a riverside hotel. At one point civil weddings were sometimes regarded as ‘second best’ but not any more! Many couples now choose a civil wedding and for very good reasons. As well as the huge array of venues on offer, ceremonies are often more elaborate and unique. They can now include a choice of your own wording, wonderful music, readings and even poetry if you wish. Couples that choose to get married in this county are encouraged to personalise their weddings. Those brides and grooms who plan to marry at an approved venue are able to meet the Registrar beforehand to ensure that they get the exact wedding they want. After you have chosen your venue for your wedding and set a date, you will need to give your legal notices of marriage - the earliest date that notice can be given is 12 months before the wedding ceremony. For more information you can contact your local registrar on the following numbers: Aylesbury..............................01296 383005 Beaconsfield..........................01494 475092 Milton Keynes......................01908 372101

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Getting married in church? Do you plan to get married in a church? The Revd Canon Rosie Harper - Vicar of Great Missenden explains more about church weddings here: The Church wants to say 'yes'! Over the past few years, the Church of England has been talking to couples who are to get married and exploring what people feel about a church wedding. One of the key things we discovered was that a majority of couples felt that the church would be the 'right' place to get married, but that in the end most of them chose a different venue. Two simple concerns seem to stop people following their hearts and having a church wedding. Firstly, many feel that they are not religious enough. Actually everyone in the country is entitled to a Church of England wedding and you will get a really warm welcome from the vicar and their team. They will go out of their way to make your day as special as possible, and for that moment when you stand together in a beautiful building where people have been taking their vows for centuries, there can be no better place. For those who have been married before, most vicars are delighted to help you have a second chance of happiness. The other concern is quite rightly cost - for a basic wedding, expect to pay a fee of around ÂŁ400 - ask your vicar for more information. Visit www.yourchurchwedding.org where there is an excellent service planner and all sorts of practical ideas about how to make sure your wedding day is really special.

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Wedding Fair Diary

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edding Fairs are the best way to meet local wedding businesses, see samples of their work and talk face to face.

They are free to attend and always have a warm, relaxed atmosphere, so much so that we have spoken to couples still visiting Wedding Fairs after their wedding day. Don’t miss out; find a Wedding Fair near you below.

www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/weddingfairs Those in Bold are organised by Guides for Brides

14/07/13

The Stadium MK Milton Keynes

26/08/13

Macdonald Compleat Angler Marlow, Bucks

08/09/13

The Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross, Bucks

01/09/13

Oxford Belfry Milton Common, Oxon

15/09/13

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Aylesbury

15/09/13

De Vere Denham Grove Denham, Bucks

22/09/13

The Bellhouse Hotel Beaconsfield, Bucks

22/09/13

Hampden House Great Hampden, Bucks

29/09/13

Taplow House Hotel Taplow, Bucks

06/10/13

Crowne Plaza Marlow, Bucks

06/10/13

Heatherden Hall Iver, Bucks

27/10/13

Kingfisher Golf & Country Club Milton Keynes

05/01/14

Macdonald Compleat Angler Marlow, Bucks

12/01/14

The Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross, Bucks

26/01/14

Bisham Abbey Marlow, Bucks

02/02/14

Taplow House Hotel Taplow, Bucks

16/02/14

Oxford Belfry Milton Common, Oxon

23/02/14

The Bellhouse Hotel Beaconsfield, Bucks


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