Weddings in the South
DORSET & HAMPSHIRE EDITION
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WELCOME THE CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA HAVE JOINED WITH THE KINGS TO FILL THESE PAGES WITH INSPIRATION FOR EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY. WHETHER IT’S A COASTAL BACKDROP, WITH GLISTENING HARBOUR VIEWS, OR A WHIMSICAL WEDDING SET IN THE HEART OF CHRISTCHURCH, BOTH OUR VENUES OFFER A TRULY UNIQUE DAY. Packed full of great features, we’re delighted with our first ‘Weddings in the South, Dorset and Hampshire Edition.’ It’s the must-have manual for every couple planning a Christchurch wedding. From picking the perfect dress to keeping your guests entertained and where to go for your heavenly honeymoon, your wedding will be a flawless day to remember. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to show you what a wedding at our Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa can offer to you and your day of dreams.
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This first edition is full of fantastic ideas to help you plan your wonderful wedding. ‘Beautiful Blooms’ is the perfect feature to help you pick your wedding flowers and ‘Finishing Touches’ is full of all those little details that make your wedding unique.
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A Grade II listed Georgian building on the shores of Christchurch’s natural harbour – a stunning setting for your romantic day.
YOUR DAY OF DREAMS
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This enchanting venue is brand new for 2013, set in the heart of Christchurch, overlooking the picturesque Bowling Green.
Your fairy godmother in the run up to your wedding. Choose a toastmaster for seamless celebrations. Keeping your guests entertained.
Indulge at The Spa for that beaming bridal look.
TIME TO SHINE
YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY
A DRESS TO IMPRESS
HOME AND AWAY
Catering to your wedding day wishes. Have a fantastically floral celebration.
It’s never too soon to start your search for ‘the one’.
Add sparkle to your day with jewellery that glitters.
Five brides reveal the secrets behind their magical days. Romantic escapes from St Ives to Sri Lanka.
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C HR I ST C H UR C H H ARB O UR H O T E L & SPA
Christchurch HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA
CHRISTCHURCH IS A STRIKING AND UNIQUE HISTORIC TOWN. NESTLED ON THE SHORES OF ITS OWN NATURAL HARBOUR, THIS COASTAL RETREAT IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC WEDDING BY THE SEA.
hristchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa is perfectly positioned to indulge in sweeping harbour views. A truly idyllic venue for your wedding celebration – harbour life bustles by as you sip champagne on the terrace and make your vows with an unbeatable backdrop. A grade II listed Georgian building sat on the water’s edge, the Hotel complements the surrounding natural
beauty with elegant and contemporary décor. Guests are offered the option of staying in one of the many bedrooms– perfect to relax in luxury before and after the celebrations. And with so much to discover in the local area, from exploring the coastline with the Hotel’s very own kayaks and paddle-boards, to walking in The New Forest, extending their stay over a few days will mean your wedding is a real event for friends and family.
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WATERFORD SUITE With the spectacular Christchurch Harbour as a panoramic backdrop, the Waterford Suite is the perfect place to take your vows and host your wedding breakfast. Chic and stylish, this sun-drenched venue is licensed for up to 100 people to share in the most important moment of your life. Like the glistening sea, chandeliers sparkle in the sunlight, which pours into this room. Light and airy, French windows open out onto the Terrace. Elevated above the lawn and water beyond, this is a beautiful location to host a champagne reception to toast the newlyweds.
LOWER DECK As the final embers of the sun sink below the horizon, the chic Lower Deck awaits to welcome your guests for your evening celebrations. Private yet spacious, the room is ideal to let your hair down at the end of a perfect day. The use of your own exclusive bar will keep the drinks flowing into the night, and a large dance floor means there is plenty of room to welcome a live band or DJ. Away from the dance moves, the raised far end of the room can be set up with a buffet and/or sociable seating. This relaxed space complements the high-spirited energy of the dance floor as a place to socialise at the end of a blissful day, and enjoy the party atmosphere.
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Reaching luxuriously down to meet the sea, the lawn and private terrace is a beautiful location for photographs. Pictures of the wedding couple or fun group shots of the whole wedding party looking up to the Upper Deck Restaurant from the lawn itself are accentuated by the unrivalled and glorious backdrop of Christchurch Harbour. When considering your drinks reception, the beach hut bar on the wedding terrace is a great backdrop for the reception and after ceremony drinks. Perfect for beach-themed celebrations, guests stroll at the waterâ€™s edge with champagne in hand as they enjoy the view. To complement your al fresco reception, a BBQ wedding breakfast is a wonderful option to incorporate the stunning outdoors that makes this venue so special. What better way to celebrate your union than a glass of bubbly, whilst gazing over sparkling azure waters? Alex Aitken is the Chef Patron at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa. Having been awarded a Michelin Star as well as The UKâ€™s Top Food Awards, he is dedicated to excellence for each and every wedding. With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced food combined with a passion for perfection, Alex will work with you to create your delicious wedding breakfast.
THE KINGS SET IN THE HEART OF CHRISTCHURCH, THE KINGS SEAMLESSLY BLENDS TRADITION WITH EXQUISITE CONTEMPORARY STYLE. THIS PART OF CHRISTCHURCH IS STEEPED IN HISTORY, WITH THE FAMOUS PRIORY ATTRACTING VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND CHRISTCHURCH’S 12TH CENTURY CASTLE STILL DEVOTEDLY WATCHING OVER THE TOWN.
he Kings itself is perfectly positioned to absorb the town’s unique ambience. The hotel has fantastic views opposite its own Bowling Green and Pavilion. With the Avon River flowing idly at its border and views of The Pavilion, Christchurch Castle and the Priory, this is an ideal location for spring and summer outdoor celebrations. Imagine strolling over the lawns as newlyweds, with drink in hand at your sun-kissed champagne reception, or joining friends and family in giant lawn games after the ceremony. A relaxed venue, The Bowling Green is an enchanting place to chat to your guests or share in the laughter as giant Jenga tumbles! This venue is also perfect for beautiful wedding photographs with unrivalled surroundings for inspiration.
‘THE KINGS SEAMLESSLY BLENDS TRADITION WITH EXQUISITE CONTEMPORARY STYLE.’
‘THE ICONIC PRIORY STANDS PROUDLY SURVEYING THE WORLD BELOW.’
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THE KINGS PAVILION
Sunlight drenches The Kings Priory, – a light and airy ceremony venue within The Kings. Perfectly positioned to drink in unique views over the Bowling Green, Pavilion and Priory, stand in front of this stunning backdrop as you get married. Licenced for civil ceremonies with up to 90 guests, The Kings Priory is an inspiring canvas to create the day of your dreams.
For a smaller, more intimate wedding breakfast or champagne toast of up to 30 guests, The Georgian Lounge is a beautiful and elegant setting. Bright and contemporary, this boutique room can be tailored to perfectly suit your day.
New for 2013, the bowling Pavilion has been transformed to create a bespoke New England style venue. Set on the lush, daisydotted grass of The Kings Bowling Green, with the Priory peeking over the treetops behind, this unique new location promises a beautifully unforgettable wedding ceremony for up to 80 guests.
ALEX AITKEN AT THE KINGS Dedicated to delivering the wedding of your dreams, The Kings Restaurant team, headed up by local chef Alex Aitken, will create a tailor-made menu for your special day. Incorporating your favourite foods, the focus is on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that you and your guests are served the highest quality food, bursting with flavour.
‘DEDICATED TO CULINARY EXCELLENCE, ALEX IS THE PERFECT CHEF TO DESIGN A UNIQUE AND SUMPTUOUS MENU FOR YOUR DAY.’
The Kings is the ideal place for guests to stay for your wedding. Within this boutique hotel, all of the bedrooms have been restored in luxurious Georgian style. Perfectly situated to explore historic Christchurch and the local area, there are limitless activities for all tastes to make staying a few extra days a very tempting possibility.
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THE KINGS PAVILION IS A CHARMING AND COMPLETELY UNIQUE WEDDING VENUE, NEW FOR 2013.
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‘SET IN THE HEART OF THIS HISTORIC TOWN, THE VIBRANT, SWEEPING LAWN AND ITS ENCHANTING PAVILION STILL FEEL CENTRAL TO THE COMMUNITY.’
pposite The Kings, this traditional bowling pavilion has been lovingly transformed into a beautiful New England style wedding venue. With its panoramic views of the landscaped grounds – it is the perfect setting for your special day. Hold an unforgettable civil ceremony for up to 80 guests in a bright and airy setting, tastefully decorated in neutral colours to accent the beautiful surroundings. Why not leave the French doors open onto the private, full length veranda, to let glorious sunlight flood the room as you take your vows? An undeniably distinctive venue, The Kings Pavilion and its bowling green radiate a pastoral ambiance. Below the ruins of Christchurch Castle, with the Avon River flowing serenely at its border, it is as though time stands still in this secluded corner of a bustling coastal retreat.
With mature trees fringing the Green itself, your wedding celebrations feel rural and intimate, as inquisitive birds sing along to the excitement of your day. And above the treetops, completing this idyllic scene, the iconic Priory stands proudly surveying the world below. After your ceremony, step out onto the lush green grass of the manicured bowling green and make your way as newlyweds for private photographs at the river’s edge or in front of the Castle. Enjoy an al fresco canapé and champagne reception with friends and family, before moving into The Kings Priory for your wedding breakfast. Alternatively, host your reception at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa to take in the sea air for the rest of your special day. Your wedding ceremony at The Kings Pavilion will be unforgettable, one which your guests will be talking about for years to come.
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‘DEDICATED TO CULINARY EXCELLENCE, ALEX IS THE PERFECT CHEF TO DESIGN A UNIQUE AND SUMPTUOUS MENU FOR YOUR DAY.’
DINING THE DEDICATED TEAMS AT THE CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR AND THE KINGS HOTELS ENSURE THAT YOUR FAVOURITE FLAVOURS ARE INCORPORATED INTO A BESPOKE MENU FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY.
ward winning Chef Patron Alex Aitken, creates delectable menus for both venues, with a focus on fresh ingredients bursting with flavour: ‘We have a very simple food philosophy; keep it fresh, seasonal and local.’ Beginning his career as a trawler man, he is putting all his experience into practise, and understanding that fresh ingredients make the most delicious food, he taught himself to become a highly regarded master of his craft. This passion for perfection has been recognised with numerous awards, including The Telegraph Restaurant of the Year, The Times ‘Out of Town’ Restaurant of the Year and a coveted Michelin star, which he retained for
14 years. Dedicated to culinary excellence, Alex is the perfect chef to design a unique and sumptuous menu for your day. Understanding that your wedding breakfast is no ordinary meal, Alex explains its journey from inception to service: ‘Our couples meet with the whole team, including Chef, working together to create the perfect menu for their special day. Your wedding day is a journey over several months, we aim to make each step fun, building up to a glorious event.’ The whole team are dedicated to delivering the wedding of your dreams: ‘From discussing themes and décor, to the food and wine and predecision tastings, we work closely with each couple to create a wonderful day.
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Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa and The Kings also offer delicious dining for guests who stay a little longer. The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, guided by Alex, has recently opened its new Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant. Contemporary and chic with a warm atmosphere, this venue on the water’s edge is the perfect setting for dining in style. The menu invites you to indulge in fresh seafood, from Poole Bay rock oysters, cracked crab claws and lobster, to local fishing boats’ catch of the day, all
whilst drinking in beautiful harbour views. Extending this fresh thinking, the mouth-watering choice of dishes includes home-reared lamb, pork and beef, as well as light bites and a range of carefully selected wines to tempt your taste buds. For wedding guests staying a little longer, sampling what Alex and the team have to offer is an irresistible treat. At The Kings, Alex has designed the menus around the concept of ‘fun dining.’ Challenging the convention that fine dining means starched white tablecloths and pretentious jus, Alex and the Kings’ team deliver worldclass flavour in a relaxed environment. With the best local ingredients, and serving generous portions, your
meal at The Kings will be unforgettable. With all this experience in such eclectic menus, Alex recommends that ‘your wedding breakfast should be a reflection of you as a couple, from ‘fun dining’ to traditional three-course breakfasts, the food should mirror your style and the tone of the day.’ At the Christchurch Harbour and The Kings hotels, you can be certain that your wedding breakfast will be delectably tailored to you and your day.
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blue sky and rainy days Located in Christchurch Diane and Olwen are happy to meet with all their brides to discuss their requirements for their special day. We will draw upon our experience, knowledge and expertise to reflect the brideâ€™s dreams and personality with totally unique, exquisite and utterly beautiful wedding flower designs. We offer competitive prices whilst providing quality flowers in many varieties, colours, textures and styles.
Tel: 01202 470272 148 Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2BD
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Think of flowers think of Jules, when planning your perfect day. We offer an utterly bespoke wedding service to ensure your day is exactly as you dreamed using only the finest flowers available from our extensive choice of flowers from modern, traditional or vintage making it a day to remember. Jules and her friendly team are the florists for The Christchurch Harbour Hotel, and located just a five minute walk from this stunning venue â€“ the perfect partner to help create a day to remember. We can arrange a personal one on one consultation to discuss your designs, colours and themes to bring that all important day in to colour. VERA WANG SPECIALIST
8 Falcon Drive, Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 4BA
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FRESH AND FRAGRANT, SYMBOLIC OF YOUTH, BEAUTY AND HAPPINESS, DRESS YOUR DAY BEAUTIFULLY WITH FANTASTIC FLOWERS THAT ACCENTUATE YOUR THEME AND COLOURS.
hen it comes to wedding flowers, brides are baffled by the variety of beautiful blooms. But with a little help from a friendly florist, you are ensured breath-taking décor and fantastic photos. With such a wide variety available, we take a look at some options when considering the flowers for your big day… Match your flowers to your theme for perfectly pretty décor. Vintage is particularly popular at the moment, with dresses finished with lace, pastel colour palettes and hand finished decorations. Choose subtle ivories, soft textures and muted tones, accentuated by deep greens for eye-catching contrast. Coral roses and freesias are perfect for the bride’s bouquet, or lavender for something more unusual with a delicate colour and scent. Why not accessorise with leftover lace from your dress fitting, or soft white feathers that will catch in the breeze? For your coastal wedding with a seaside theme, blue flowers will instantly convey tranquil waters. Soft blue hydrangeas, nigella and cornflowers are all stunning for your arrangements. A striking alternative is to choose pretty white petals and arrange your flowers with blue ribbon around the stems or vase, reminiscent of pure white foam atop crashing waves. Accessories such as shells and ropes are also fun and effective to incorporate into your coastal decor.
If your idea of wedding day bliss is one surrounded by the simple beauty of a country garden, choose a selection of soft pinks, greens and creams. Great flowers for this theme are lilies, ammi majus, gerbera, alstroemeria and fragrant narcissi. Or if you dream in bold, bright colours, tulips are widely available, versatile and eye-catching. But why not make use of the exotic colours in statement stems such as bird of paradise flowers or orange anthurium? They are also perfect for a tropical theme. Remember, although brides are lucky that many flowers are now grown in greenhouses and available all year round, it is wise to consider the seasons when choosing your flowers. Seasonal blooms will often look best and complement the time of year that you wed. Out of season stocks, although available, may be more expensive than their in-season counterparts. In spring, peonies, sweet peas, daffodils and freesias are in season and perfectly pretty. And, for a summer wedding, there is plenty of choice; from romantic roses in shades of white, pink and red, to blousy peonies and joyful yellow sunflowers – design your day bursting with colour. Autumn offers warm shades of dahlia and aramanthus, which look fantastic against dark, forest greens. Then winter with its red amaryllis and berried ivy can offer some very striking displays. With such variety throughout the year, take inspiration from nature
and consider seasonal blooms for your wedding day. Once you have chosen your colour palette of petals, don’t forget all the opportunities you have to show off your beautiful flowers. Of course you will carry a bouquet down the aisle, but will you choose a simple hand-tied bunch of your favourites, or a cascading bouquet with flowing flowers? Other options include teardrop designs, a basket of freshly cut stems, an arm bouquet or a simple, single stem accentuated by beads, diamantes or ribbon. As you choose, consider your theme, the overall ‘look’ you wish to achieve and, perhaps most importantly, what will make you feel the most special as you walk to meet your soon-to-be husband. Match your own bouquet to those of your bridesmaids and the bridal party, not forgetting the buttonholes. And then think about the flowers you would like at your wedding venue. A dramatic arch of flowers around the door through which you enter through gives a stunning first impression for your friends and family (and your future husband if
FLOWERS BY DESIGN Dedicated to supplying high quality flowers, stocking only the best grades available, Flowers By Design deliver beautiful bouquets and displays every time. With florists trained in the design and making of both traditional and contemporary arrangements, they have many years of experience in wedding floristry. You can be sure of the perfect flowers for your day. TOP TIP: ‘Many brides choose cheap flowers because they think they’re getting a bargain, but are disappointed on the day. Your wedding flowers are a really important part of your décor, so pick a recommended florist that you get on with and trust.’
he turns around to look!). Many brides also choose big vases full of flowers, and smaller displays for the ends of pews or rows of chairs, which dresses the room beautifully. Remember that your flowers can always be moved to the reception venue, so that you can make the very most of your perfectly designed displays. Table centres can be tailored to your exact wishes from elegant and tall vases to fish bowls with floating petals. Big displays make a grand statement, but remember that it will be difficult for your guests to talk through them. And make sure you don’t block out the view of the top table, as all eyes will be on the blissful newlyweds! Flowers can be incorporated into every aspect of your day; with your hairstyle, wedding car, thank you bouquets and even adorning your cake. So make the most of your beautiful blooms for a fantastically floral celebration.
JULES FLORIST Based locally, and florist for Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, Jules Florist are perfectly positioned to advise on floral arrangements for your Christchurch wedding. They cater for all sizes of celebration, designing beautiful arrangements for every aspect of your day including bouquets and buttonholes, ceremony arrangements, table centres and car decoration. TOP TIP: ‘Simple and soft flowers are currently in vogue and perfect for a romantic wedding. They also work beautifully with a vintage theme, where less is often more.’
BEYOND THE GATE FLORIST Trained florist, Diane, long dreamed of following her passion and joined with her now qualified sister-in-law, Olwen, to open Beyond the Gate Florist. Creating bespoke floral designs for all occasions, they draw upon their experience and expertise to reflect your personality and tastes on your special day. TOP TIP: ‘Meet up with your florist early on to talk through your ideas, theme and colour scheme. They will often have lots of great suggestions for your flowers that you may never have thought of, and together you will come up with something perfect.’
New Forest Brides 36 Stopples Lane, Hordle, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 0GL Telephone: 01425 616939 or 07851 385116 Email: email@example.com
Based in Hordle, near Lymington, New Forest Brides is an appointment only bridal wear boutique where you can enjoy the personal attention you deserve. Whether looking for intricately detailed or modestly elegant, New Forest Brides can offer something to suit all styles, budget and size. To complete your wedding day attire, New Forest Brides can also offer a range of beautiful tiaras, shoes and accessories.
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A DRESS TO IMPRESS FOR THEIR MAGICAL DAY, EVERY WOMAN FANTASISES ABOUT THAT BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL GOWN. WITH A SPECTACULAR RANGE OF DESIGNS AVAILABLE, AND EXQUISITE COLLECTIONS FROM FEATHER-SOFT CHIFFON TO PRETTY FRENCH LACE, IT’S NEVER TOO SOON TO START YOUR SEARCH FOR ‘THE ONE.’
s you begin to try on dresses – deciding which style suits you best, which shade of ivory complements your skin tone – don’t let too many opinions confuse you. Especially for your first fitting, take just one or two people whom you trust to be completely honest. Your mum, sister or a best friend is perfect for these early shopping trips, until you’re sure of exactly what you want.
New Forest Brides is an appointment-only boutique based near Lymington. Experts in bridal fashion, they are dedicated to finding the perfect dress every time. You are truly spoilt for choice amongst subtle shades and sumptuous fabrics within the salon. With dresses, shoes and accessories for all tastes, budgets and styles – their personal service ensures you achieve your beautiful best.
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And don’t forget the girls who are helping to plan your big day. New Forest Brides also stocks lovely dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls. Their ‘Colour by Kenneth Winston’ range is perfect for a stunning bridal procession. Once you’ve found your dress, all your wedding planning starts to come together as you visualise how you will look on the day. Take a photo of your dress to hair consultations to help select a style that complements the neckline. And when you’ve bought your shoes and wedding underwear, make sure you wear them at dress fittings so that any alterations work perfectly with the rest of your wardrobe. Imagine the expression on your future husband’s face as he turns to see you walking down the aisle in one of these beautiful dresses…
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THE WEDDING PLANNER
WEDDING PLANNER YOUR WEDDING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE. MAKE SURE IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECT WITH THE HELP OF A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PLANNER…
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e’s popped the question! After the tears of joy, screams of delight as you tell your best friends, and dizzying daydreams of your big day, it’s time to think about the details. The date, the venue, the decorations, the food, the guest list…there’s plenty to consider in the run up to your wedding. A wedding planner will be your fairy godmother, experienced in coordinating special celebrations with a clear head and unbeatable organisational skills. She can help as little or as much as you want with every aspect of your day, from reviewing the overall budget and organising your wedding day timeline, to offering great ideas on décor, themes and current trends. Both the Christchurch Harbour and The Kings hotels have experienced in-house wedding co-ordinators, perfectly positioned to give advice and help make arrangements for your wedding day. With years of valuable experience specific to each venue, they can recommend trusted suppliers, help you make the most of every aspect of the venue, and suggest options you may never have considered! Your initial meeting is the perfect opportunity to establish how much or little you would like your planner to help with. From there she will help keep your plans on track to deliver your dream day.
‘A WEDDING PLANNER WILL BE YOUR FAIRY GODMOTHER, EXPERIENCED IN COORDINATING SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS WITH A CLEAR HEAD AND UNBEATABLE ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS.’
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DO IT NOW… Pick a date and pay your deposit. This secures your chosen package, guideline number of guests and evening food choice Confirm wedding date and ceremony time with the local registrar or minister Make a first draft of your guests list Inform your wedding co-ordinator if you may require some family rooms to be held at the Hotel for your wedding night
6-12 MONTHS BEFORE THE BIG DAY… Send out your save the date cards Book your photographer and videographer Start thinking about your cake Order any invitations and other stationery e.g. chair covers If you are having your ceremony elsewhere start to think about your wedding car Choose your florist and discuss ideas
6 MONTHS BEFORE THE BIG DAY… Pay your interim deposit Ensure all wedding invitations are ready to be sent out
4 MONTHS TO GO… Time for a tasty treat – your menu tasting! Confirm your ceremony with the registrar or minister
2 MONTHS TO GO… Meet with your wedding co-ordinator to confirm final details…menu choice, chair covers, flowers, photographer, cake, place cards, table names/ numbers, table plan, reception drinks, prosecco or rosé sparkling wine for the toast
6-8 WEEKS AND COUNTING… Finalise number of guests and pay your final balance Start to gather your stationery together, ready to hand over for the big day! Collect some shoe boxes (1 per table) so that all stationery can be kept together (place cards, favours, menu cards, table name, scatter pieces etc). You may wish to take a picture of how you want to have your tables set up
3 WEEKS TO GO… Keep your wedding co-ordinator informed of any last minute changes and arrange a stationery handover
5 WORKING DAYS PRIOR… Sign and return the final copy of your details to your wedding co-ordinator
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING!… Meet with your wedding coordinator and operations manager, who will be running the day, to talk through your timeline in full Finally, get a good night’s sleep…relax, enjoy and have a fantastic wedding day!
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FOR A SENSE OF SPLENDOUR AND SEAMLESS CELEBRATIONS – TRUST THE TOASTMASTER ON YOUR DREAM DAY.
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our wedding will be the most important day of your lives: a hazy blur of vows, smiles, laughter and love, and the services of a professional Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies will ensure you are stress-free to savour every precious second. His role on the day is to always be on hand, keeping an eye on the important little details so you don’t have to, explains Michael Judd; the preferred Toastmaster of both the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa and The Kings. You will usually meet your Toastmaster, a professional at keeping things running smoothly, six weeks before the big day. This is an opportunity to get to know one another and discuss your plans. Michael takes us through the role of the Toastmaster from this point forward… With all your arrangements confirmed, I coordinate your special day. While the bridal party are excitedly getting ready, my responsibilities as Toastmaster have already begun. At the venue, I liaise with the Hotel team, ensuring all your meticulous planning has come together. I talk to the florists and confirm the decorations are in place, before confirming that the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast music is ready to play. If you are having a live band, I help the musicians to prepare and set up so that everything is ready for your arrival. Then I turn my attention to the little, but equally important, details: the gifts are ready for the
bridegroom’s speech; the microphone is connected and tested; the guestbook is in place and a knife is by the cake. There is nothing to distract you from enjoying your day, as everything is carefully prepared. As the ‘I do’ moment draws near, I help the ushers with the seating plan and welcome your guests. Being relaxed but never casual, my presence creates a real sense of occasion as everyone arrives to join your celebration. I check with the registrar that the readers are ready; the relevant interviews have taken place, and then help to arrange the bridal processional party for their head-turning entrance. After the ceremony, it’s time for the bubbles! I greet you as blissful newlyweds with a glass of Champagne to enjoy your drinks reception. The gifts and cards from guests are collected on your behalf, I help to circulate the guest book and canapés are served with Champagne, so that you and your guests are completely free to share this magical moment together. To make sure that you have a wedding album bursting with beautiful photos, I then assist the photographer to coordinate all of the photographs you have requested. I announce the family and friends required for each shot, and make sure everyone is present, so you will be stress-free and beaming in every picture. While your guests are entertained and mingling, confirming with hotel management and the catering
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'BEING RELAXED BUT NEVER CASUAL, MY PRESENCE CREATES A REAL SENSE OF OCCASION’
team that all is prepared, I take you, the bride and bridegroom, to see your wedding breakfast room for the first time. It is a moment to pause together during your whirlwind day, and if any changes need to be made, I make sure they happen before your guests are welcomed to the receiving line. Once they are seated, I announce you as a married couple to a rapturous standing ovation of your friends and family. During the wedding breakfast, I announce the iconic cutting of the cake, and when it’s time for the speeches, I introduce each speaker individually. To ensure this fun and often emotional part of your celebration is seamless, I am on hand throughout and assist the bridegroom when presenting flowers and gifts. After the best man’s finale speech, drawing proceedings to an official close, my role as Toastmaster is about to finish as I gather your guests and welcome you both for the first dance of the evening. I then leave you on the dance floor, celebrating with your friends and family as newlyweds at the end of your perfect wedding day. Michael Judd Professional Toastmaster David Tilt Associate T. 02380 282702 M. 0777 9274172 E. email@example.com www.mikejudd.co.uk
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FUN GAMES MAKE SURE YOUR WEDDING IS THE EVENT OF THE YEAR BY KEEPING YOUR GUESTS ENTERTAINED FROM THE ‘I DOS,’ UNTIL THE LAST DANCER RETREATS FROM THE DANCE FLOOR AT DAWN. CONSIDER THESE IDEAS TO KEEP EVERYONE SMILING ALL DAY LONG, AND SNAP SOME FANTASTIC FUN PHOTOS AT THE SAME TIME…
he Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa and The Kings are each blessed with unique and beautiful surroundings. Why not make the most of the idyllic outdoors, and invite your guests outside to play giant garden games? On the sunny lawn beside the sea at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, or during Pimms on the Green at The Kings, these games are a fantastic way to get your guests mingling during your drinks reception. With choices from chess and Jenga to Connect 4 and quoits, all in giant form, everyone is sure to join in the fun and enjoy your stunning wedding location.
Another fun and unusual way of making your friends and family smile, is hiring an ice cream tricycle to offer sweet treats during your reception. Not just for kids, this is a tasty way to help your guests keep cool in the sun, with a selection of flavours and toppings available. Chilly White Ice Cream Tricycle is a recommended local company. Their vintage style ice cream tricycle and staff, dressed in traditional red and white striped blazers and bow ties, not forgetting the unlimited ice cream and toppings, will be a really unusual treat on your special day. And at Christchurch’s coastal location, what better way to celebrate than with a classic seaside ice cream?
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‘EVERYONE IS SURE TO JOIN IN THE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR STUNNING WEDDING LOCATION.' The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa also features a new Champagne Beach Hut Bar on the Lower Terrace, looking out over the Harbour. A completely unique location to serve drinks to your guests, the Beach Hut is the perfect focal point for your outdoor entertainment. When it’s time for your wedding breakfast, there is often plenty of time between courses as diners finish and plates are cleared. A professional magician can make this time memorable as he mingles and entertains speedy eaters. For those guests sitting together who have never met, table-top magic is a fantastic way of breaking the ice. It’s also brilliant entertainment for otherwise distracted children during the sometimes lengthy speeches. A real talking point as your guests marvel at the mystery, a magician is certain to get everyone into the party mood. To carry on the festive atmosphere, Viva Las Vegas specialise in fun casinos for special occasions, and are great for evening celebrations. Perfect for weddings with a difference, this recommended company will print customised bank notes with your photo, names, date and venue of your wedding, which make funky favours for guests. Their full sized luxury gaming tables and professional croupiers will make you feel like you’re at the real thing. You will want to remember every moment of your wedding day and a photo booth is a quirky way of not only snapping priceless pics, but entertaining your guests at the same time. Have a booth set up at your reception and invite friends and family to jump in and pull a face! Say Fromage are a tried and trusted photo booth company, with high quality, touch-screen equipment and a professional host to help your guests make
the most of their photos. With unlimited prints, your guests get a keepsake of your day, and Say Fromage will send you a memory stick of all the snaps, so youâ€™ll get to look at every funny face they pull. Why not ask friends and family to stick a picture in your guestbook with their well wishes, for a totally unique memento? And then, of course, itâ€™s time for the dancing. Nothing gets people up and showing off their moves like a disco. With music for everyone to recognise and enjoy, the dedicated DJ has a unique talent of bringing people together under disco lights. Guests can make requests and you can even discuss setting a playlist of your favourite songs before the night. This is always a great way to let your hair down with friends and family at the end of a perfect day.
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TOUCHES YOU’VE SET THE DATE, BOOKED THE VENUE AND BOUGHT THE DRESS. BUT HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE INTRICATE DETAILS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY PERFECTLY PERSONAL?
he finishing touches make a wedding extra special – a day that will stay in the memories of your guests long after the confetti settles. From classy chair covers that tie into your colour scheme, to chauffeured transport that makes you feel like royalty, you have limitless choices to create an utterly bespoke celebration. Have a look at these ideas for inspiration… ‘Save the date’ cards and invitations are the very first glimpse your guests will have of your magical day. You want to make a great impression and stunning stationery can say just as much as the message it delivers. Co-ordinating invitations with orders of service, menus and thank you cards, evokes understated sophistication and allow you as a couple to communicate your style and personality throughout the day (and beyond!). Your wedding gown is the princess-dress from your dreams, so on your wedding day make sure you feel every inch the Cinderellabride. Glow from top-to-toe with pampered tresses adorned with a tiara, flowers or gleaming pearls. At South Hair, the consultant spends time with the bride discussing her envied styles from magazines to create the perfect ‘do’ for The Day. Take along a picture of your dress so the stylist can visualise how your locks will complement the design, and start to imagine how you will look when your future husband turns and sees you on your wedding day. With your hair curled and perfectly pinned, your dress laced up and flower girls ready, it’s time to travel in style to meet your soon-tobe husband. Choose transport that matches your theme and makes your day magical - be that a sleek red and roaring Ferrari or classic and vintage Rolls-Royce. The wheels you choose have the power to turn heads and get your guests talking, so some couples choose something a little less conventional – why not arrive in a London taxi or LAPD police car? It’ll certainly be an unforgettable ride!
‘THE FINISHING TOUCHES MAKE A WEDDING EXTRA SPECIAL…’
If you really want to wow your guests when they enter your reception venue, chair covers add instant elegance and luxury, transforming the humble chair from a practical place to sit, to an important part of your décor. Use organza or taffeta sashes to transform the venue into your own wedding wonderland, incorporating your chosen colour into every aspect of the decoration. Once your guests have cleared their plates, the cutting of the cake is a photo album favourite, and the cake itself the grand finale of your wedding breakfast. Although classically elegant white-icing tiers are ever popular and beautiful; many couples choose to extend their personality and wedding theme to the frosting. Swap the waltzing cake-toppers for a bikini-babe and her surfing hubby, or make it pretty with life-like petals and edible rose-buds. The creative bakers at Huckleberry’s Kitchen are masters in their delicious art and love to create unique designs. Talk to them about who you are and how you visualise your day, and together you’ll design a cake that’s not just a delicious dessert, but a photogenic talking point.
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CHRISTCHURCH WEDDING CARS Christchurch Wedding Cars offer a full range of chauffeured cars from classic vintage to modern or novelty. Make the most of your princess-for-a-day wheels and take a romantic ‘champagne run’ or ‘sunset drive’ along Christchurch’s seafront for some stunning private photographs as newlyweds.
BEAUTIFULY SEATED OR THE CARD & FAVOUR COMPANY For the finest in fashionable seating, talk to Beautifully Seated or The Card and Favour Company about their range of seat covers and high quality sashes.
CAKE POP CORNER A new fashion in sweet eating – cake pops are a fun way to feed your guests. Cake Pop Corner creates these delicious little treats-on-sticks in a variety of designs as intricate as heart shapes or bride and groom pops! Why not give cake pops as your wedding favours? Or have a bouquet of them alongside your wedding cake?
Make your wedding unique with these deliciously moist, eye-catching cakes on sticks. Freshly handmade in Christchurch, Dorset by Cake Pop Corner.
Wedding favours, centre pieces, sweet tables, place names or even as the cake itself with a tiered display of beautiful cake pops!
Choose from a wide range of colours, styles or themes or to your own designs if you have something unique in mind for your special day.
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This unspoilt setting is exclusively yours on your wedding day. With its sweeping drive and peacocks roaming the landscaped lawns the impression is timeless. The Vine Room has a white marble floor and is a stunning backdrop for your civil ceremony with a license for up to 200 guests. This also offers seated dining for up to 120 guests. Under-floor heating together with a roaring fire makes this the ideal venue for winter weddings. The walled gardens are filled with mature roses, herb borders and water features and leads into the Orangery with its contemporary feel of
exposed brick work and planting which seats up to 250 guests. Our nominated caterers offer the highest level of service and quality, with bespoke menus tailored to your needs allowing you to enjoy your special occasion. Guests are welcome to stay in one of the fabulous Northbrook Park Mews eco cottages situated in the grounds of Northbrook, just a stoneâ€™s throw away from the wedding venue. With either rooms or entire cottages available, all impeccably furnished, share in the luxury of this unique setting.
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RADIANT THE CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA IS NOT ONLY BLESSED WITH A STUNNING HARBOUR LOCATION, UNBEATABLE VIEWS AND FANTASTIC FINE DINING, BUT ALSO INDULGES IN ITS VERY OWN SPA…
ake sure you are every inch the beaming bride with pictureperfect makeup that will last all day. The Christchurch Harbour Hotel’s own spa team are makeup professionals. At a trial session, lasting 55 minutes, the therapist will talk through any ideas you may already have and make suggestions for creating your beautifully bridal look. She will then give you a full makeup trial, ensuring you are completely happy with your big day choice of blushes, shadows and shades. On the day of your wedding, your therapist will recreate your look so you can glow with confidence knowing that your makeup is exactly as you dreamed. If you are staying at the Hotel, on the morning of your wedding the therapist will happily come to your room, so you can get ready in complete relaxation. And why not have a perfectly pretty bridal procession by booking makeup sessions for your bridesmaids and mother of the bride too? Getting ready together will be a real event in itself and the smiles in your photos will last a lifetime.
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With every detail of your day planned, all you have left to do the night before is take a deep breath and relax. Iron out any last minute nerves and indulge in luxury with a pre-wedding pamper – have a girly night in! Your package from the Hotel’s Spa, at £45 per person, includes a full Jessica manicure for the bride (perfect for showing off your new wedding ring the next day), mini manicures for all the girls, a foot and leg massage with mini pedicure and a neck and shoulder massage. To really get the celebrations started, include champagne and nibbles for an extra £15.50 per person. You will sleep soundly on the eve of your wedding, sure to be relaxed and glowing when you wake. A spa day is also a great idea for a hen
party or a special treat for you and your best girls. The Christchurch Harbour Hotel’s Spa is an oasis of tranquillity and on your spa day for up to six people, you will have unrestricted use of the facilities from 10am. Take a dip in the swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool, unwind in the sauna, steam room and salt grotto then chill out in the relaxation areas or take advantage of the gym. Why not also indulge in a 55, 40 or 25 minute treatment during your spa day? Then head to the Upper Deck Restaurant for a delicious lunch with views over Mudeford Quay and sparkling harbour waters. You will leave feeling revitalised, refreshed and rejuvenated – a luxurious way to spend quality time with your girls.
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ON YOUR MAGICAL DAY SPARKLE FROM HEAD TO TOE WITH THESE GORGEOUS AND GLITTERING JEWELLERY IDEAS…
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hoosing the ring that will represent your union is an exciting but sometimes daunting task. One of the South West’s most prestigious jewellers and experts in beautiful accessories, Allum and Sidaway, explain what is on trend and eternally popular with couples searching for ‘the one.’ Diamonds will forever be a timeless choice for engagement rings: the ultimate symbol of love throughout the centuries. Setting this stone as a statement solitaire remains a favourite design, but diamond clusters are also currently popular for couples coveting extra sparkle. Sapphires make a beautiful alternative to colourless stones, and engraved details and mill grain edges add subtle touches to give your jewellery a vintage quality. Many couples complement their chosen engagement and wedding rings with an eternity ring, symbolising devotion and commitment. Often presented to the wife upon the birth of a first child, or important anniversary, the trio of rings are worn as a set. It is important to match metals, settings and shapes of stones, but the eternity ring is another opportunity to introduce a hint of colour through rubies or sapphires.
‘MANY COUPLES COMPLEMENT THEIR CHOSEN ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS WITH AN ETERNITY RING, SYMBOLISING DEVOTION AND COMMITMENT.’
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When you’re thinking about jewellery from Allum and Sidaway as gifts for the loved ones who have helped on your big day, Pandora bracelets with a charm to match the colour scheme make gorgeous gifts for bridesmaids. Cufﬂinks are perfect for the best man and groomsmen, and pendants or pearl earrings a lovely present that lasts for the mother of the bride. With radiant rings on your fingers, have you considered the other pieces of jewellery that will have you shimmering down the aisle? Gallery Young specialise in bridal and occasion headwear, and all their striking tiaras are designed and made inhouse. So, the bride has a choice from the collection, or the option to create a unique piece to her exact specifications. Owner Valerie, explains that tiaras are ever popular for brides on their princess day, with a recent resurgence of Gatsby, 1920’s inspired pieces leading many designs. For a beautifully coordinating bridal procession, consider presenting each of the bridesmaids with a smaller version of the bride’s own tiara. This matching jewellery theme can be extended to necklaces, bracelets and earrings so that your special girls share in the sparkle. Matching jewellery that can be kept after the wedding also makes a wonderful gift and memento of your magical day. Although fresh ﬂowers will play a key role in your wedding décor, a modern and quirky idea from Gallery Young is to trade in the petals and match Swarovski crystal buttonholes with the bride’s jewellery. The groom and ushers then share some glitz with a beautiful, bespoke keepsake that will never wilt. Why not create a glittering corsage for the mother of the bride too? She’ll treasure it for a lifetime and can wear it as a brooch after your wedding day.
These enamel cufﬂinks, by Deakin and Francis, are perfect for every passion and personality. £235
BESPOKE DESIGN IS A FANTASTIC WAY TO ENSURE YOUR JEWELLERY IS UTTERLY UNIQUE. IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM YOU WISH TO REMODEL OR DESIRE SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW, ALLUM AND SIDAWAY OFFER A BESPOKE SERVICE TO ENSURE YOU THE SPARKLING JEWELLERY OF YOUR DREAMS.
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PLANNING YOUR BIG DAY IS FUN AND EXCITING, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE A LITTLE DAUNTING! FIVE BRIDES TELL US ABOUT THEIR WONDERFUL CHRISTCHURCH WEDDINGS, OFFERING UNIQUE IDEAS AND INSPIRATION TO HELP YOUR PLANNING GO PERFECTLY…
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DANIEL & TINA TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES… HOW DID YOU MEET?
WHAT DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT?
Daniel worked as a personal trainer/fitness instructor at New Milton Health and leisure centre where I regularly attended the gym.
A string quartet for before and during the wedding ceremony, and also during our drinks reception. A casino kept everyone entertained in the quiet period between the wedding breakfast and evening reception, followed by a disco.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? On my 30th Birthday at Whitely Ridge Hotel in Brockenhurst, now known as The Pig.
DID YOU HAVE A THEME? There was no theme as such. Our aim was for the wedding to be very classic and elegant in style, although our table names comprised places in Rome which we planned to visit on our honeymoon.
WHAT WERE YOUR FLOWERS LIKE? White phalaenopsis orchids in white ceramic vases for the centrepieces on the guest tables, and a line of goldfish bowls with a single purple vanda orchid inside each one for the top table. I had a beautiful waterfall bouquet of white phalaenopsis orchids with green foliage whilst my bridesmaids had hand tied bouquets of cream roses and the flowergirls little silver wands with a single cream rose and purple ribbon, all with diamante detail.
WHAT CATERING DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR WEDDING? We had a three course wedding breakfast with prawn and shrimp cocktail or soup to start, lamb or goats’ cheese tart for the main, and pana cotta for pudding; and a buffet in the evening.
WERE THERE ANY SPECIAL TOUCHES ON THE DAY? We had a lovely framed purple and white typographic print made with a series of words which described our lives together i.e. the date we met, where we got engaged, the date, venue and time of our wedding and the song we had chosen for our first dance, amongst other things. We also used casino money personalised with a photograph of us as wedding favours.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT? The drinks reception after the ceremony. We mingled with our guests outside in the sunshine overlooking Hengisbury Head, whilst drinking Kia Royal and listening to the string quartet.
WHERE DID YOU GO FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? We went to Italy where we spent a few days in Rome sightseeing followed by a relaxing break in Sorrento.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING? We would say try to be as organised as possible and leave yourselves plenty of time to arrange everything to avoid any last minute panics. That way you'll also have time to add in those little touches which will make the day extra special.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE CHRISTCHURCH FOR YOUR VENUE? Definitely the stunning views of Hengisbury Head from the ceremony room and garden, as well as the style and decor of the Hotel itself.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMANDA CLAY PHOTOGRAPHY Tel: 07810 616104 www.clayphotography.co.uk
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SIMON & SARAH HOW DID YOU MEET? We met New Year’s Eve 2009 in a pub in Southampton when one of my colleagues arranged for his friends, including Simon, to come down from Bristol for the night.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? It wasn't the most romantic proposal! It was more of a marriage chat and we felt that our relationship had reached the right stage.
DID YOU HAVE A THEME? We went for an English garden theme. We wanted an outside wedding but as the weather is so unpredictable, we incorporated the theme to bring the outside in.
WHAT WERE YOUR FLOWERS LIKE? We decided on roses as I love them. My bouquet was a combination of red, white and pink, and Simon wore a red rose for his button hole, with his two best men, my father and his father wearing pink roses. On the tables we had goldfish bowls with white pebbles and green reed curled around the inside, and one of each colour rose floating as well.
WHAT CATERING DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR WEDDING? Catering was a three course meal, with our menu designed by The Kings. For the starter we had a terrine of ham hock, followed by slow cooked blade of beef, and for desert we had iced hazelnut and honey nougatine. It all tasted absolutely divine.
WHAT DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT? We opted for a local DJ who was great. I don't normally like DJ's, as I find they can be cheesy, but ours was fantastic and played music to suit our guests’ moods.
WERE THERE ANY SPECIAL TOUCHES ON THE DAY? My great uncle from Australia, who hasn't been back to England for at least 20 years, came to wedding crash. Everyone was smiling and crying at the same time! We were completely shocked.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT? I can’t choose just one. My father and I had a moment just before we walked down the aisle. I was so nervous and he had a little tear in his eye. And Simon's speech: he was so nervous that he gulped down some wine for Dutch courage, and just before he said how amazing I looked, he burped! The room was in hysterics.
WHERE DID YOU GO FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? We spent one week in Sri Lanka, which was full of sightseeing, and for the second week we went to the Maldives for some total relaxation.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING? Remember it is YOUR day. Make it one to remember and what you both want.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE CHRISTCHURCH FOR YOUR VENUE? We didn't necessarily look to get married in Christchurch, it was more that we loved The Kings. The outside green area was beautiful; it allowed us to have space outside but the security of inside shelter. There were so many different and beautiful backgrounds for our photos; old ruins, the gardens, the bowling hut, and the canal.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK RUTTER PHOTOGRAPHY Tel: 07968 449930 www.nickrutterphotography.co.uk
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RICHARD & JANE HOW DID YOU MEET? We me through work: Jane's employer was one of my employer's clients.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? It was in August 2010 when we were on the beach in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. Richard got down on one knee to pop the question.
DID YOU HAVE A THEME? We chose a ‘seaside’ theme as much as possible to reflect the stunning location.
WHAT WERE YOUR FLOWERS LIKE? We chose bright bouquets which were mainly hot pink and purple. We also had a trail of flowers to decorate the wedding cake.
WHAT CATERING DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR WEDDING? The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa's catering team took care of this for us. We'd eaten in the restaurant on previous occasions and loved the food. Everything was perfect on the day. We chose a traditional chicken roast dinner as it was a Sunday. Later, we had an evening buffet which was also fantastic.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE CHRISTCHURCH FOR YOUR VENUE? Jane's family have a very special tie to Christchurch as she has always visited regularly with her parents and grandparents. Also, we wanted a wedding close to the sea. The location couldn’t have been more perfect. We visited the Hotel one evening in October and it was a beautiful day with the most amazing views and a fantastic sunset. We just fell in love with the place.
WHAT DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT? We used Richard Welsh from Party Nights Out. He was excellent – engaging the crowd perfectly and choosing music that was spot on.
WERE THERE ANY SPECIAL TOUCHES ON THE DAY? Jane's parents surprised Jane and me with a white starlit dance floor for the evening, which looked absolutely amazing.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT? The whole day was amazing for us… I can’t even try to choose a favourite moment!
WHERE DID YOU GO FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? As we have children, we stayed in the Dorset area for the week after the wedding. We went to Naish Holiday Park, a few miles from Christchurch, and stayed in a cabin there.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING? Go with your heart, shop around, make purchases and place orders via a credit card to give you extra cover if things do go wrong – our first choice photographer and videographer went bust a year before the wedding and we'd paid the full amount in advance, so luckily the credit card company covered us for that. Also, we'd absolutely recommend Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa as a venue because they helped everything go perfectly.
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MATT & NICOLA HOW DID YOU MEET? Matt had an internet dating profile that our mutual friend showed me, and we then chatted over email for a couple of days before meeting up. We had an instant connection and finally got married exactly 6 years after our first date.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? On Christmas day 2011, we were with Matt's family in Mudeford. There appeared a big box with my name on it and there were lots of layers and decoy presents, but finally I uncovered a lovely Tiffany & Co box with my beautiful diamond ring inside.
WHAT DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT? As we were having a small wedding we decided not to have a disco, so Matt and I spent days trawling through our music collection and put together various playlists for each part of the day.
WERE THERE ANY SPECIAL TOUCHES ON THE DAY?
DID YOU HAVE A THEME?
As my mum passed away not long after Matt and I met, I knew it would be tough not having her there on the day. Matt's mum wove my mum's eternity ring into my bouquet and it was lovely to know it was there. Matt's mum also gave Matt her wedding band, and he had it re-cast into a ring for himself.
When I found bridesmaidsâ€™ dresses in a gorgeous blue, I knew they would suit all of our girls, and our colour scheme fell into place.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT?
WHAT WERE YOUR FLOWERS LIKE? We had spring flowers and Matt's mum made all of our beautiful bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and our top table arrangement. Then my best friend and I put together the other table arrangements and our flowers became a really special part of the day.
WHAT CATERING DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR WEDDING? We chose a tapas platter to start, then a trio of roasted meats for our main course. We followed it up with wedding cake for dessert that was made by our wonderful bridesmaid, Caroline.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE CHRISTCHURCH FOR YOUR VENUE?
We decided to head out for our photographs regardless of the rain and we had such fun out there. Our wonderful photographer even got our guests to join in a rendition of 'Singing in the Rain' and our photographs are incredible!
WHERE DID YOU GO FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? We headed to Sri Lanka for two weeks of adventure and absolute luxury. Matt was adamant that our wedding budget should be split 50:50 on the wedding and honeymoon so that we could have the holiday of a lifetime.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING? If you want to do something a little out of the ordinary, forget other people's expectations and just go for it!
We live in Milton Keynes so looked at lots of venues between home and Dorset, but once we'd visited The Kings we knew that it was just right for the intimate and relaxed wedding we wanted.
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BEN & JODY HOW DID YOU MEET? At a Ceroc dance class (Modern Jive). One Sunday evening I remember dancing with Ben…it was definitely love at first sight. The next week I mentioned about another local class I was planning on going to and when it arrived…he was there! We danced together most of the night and at the end of the class he asked me out for dinner.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? I was late home from work one evening and Ben said we were going out for dinner. We went to our favourite restaurant and sat down in the lounge area, when Ben all of a sudden got down on one knee. He popped the question right there and of course I was delighted to say YES!
DID YOU HAVE A THEME? I was very excited to do a beach theme, whilst being careful not to go over the top. Favours for the ladies were white, ceramic oyster shell candle holders, and the gents had a bag of fudge, which I hand tied with cellophane and teal ribbon. To hold the place cards on to the wine glasses, I found some miniature seaside themed pegs, and we had real starfish scattered on the tables.
WHAT WERE YOUR FLOWERS LIKE? Fresh, classic and simple. I didn't want to hide the detailing on the dress, nor the bouquet to be difficult to hold on the day, so I had a hand held bouquet, with a mix of ivory flowers. For each round table I opted for a glass fish bowl, with a couple of floating ivory coloured gerberas.
WHAT CATERING DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR WEDDING? We thought about having a BBQ, but in the end went with a traditional three course sit-down dinner. We had a goats’ cheese salad to start, chicken breast for the main and panna cotta with a raspberry coulis for dessert.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED BY THE SEA? We always wanted to get married by the sea and at a venue we could return back to time and time again. There's something magical about getting married on the coast.
WHAT DID YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT? For the drinks reception we booked the singer, Katie Francesca, and for the evening we had a great band called the 'Geoff Lia Special'. We also hired a local DJ and everyone danced all night.
WERE THERE ANY SPECIAL TOUCHES ON THE DAY? Using a videographer was great as he captured our day perfectly. It’s now a lovely way to relive our wedding.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT? Seeing Ben as I walked down the aisle was just an amazing feeling.
WHERE DID YOU GO FOR YOUR HONEYMOON? As Ben was limited to taking time off work we ended up going to the Gower Peninsula, in Wales, for a few days. For our main honeymoon, we went to the Florida Keys in January.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR OWN WEDDING? Remember your photographs will last a lifetime, so take time to choose the perfect photographer. We booked Emma Hurley Photography and there were so many beautiful images captured that it was difficult to choose between them for our album!
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...panoramic views across Porthminster beach, newly refurbished bedrooms, al fresco dining and cocktails on The Terrace, or hideaway in the luxury coastal spa...
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hy start your trip with 12 hours on-board a flight when you could be sipping bubbly by lunchtime? With a choice of idyllic places to stay here in the UK, you can look forward to dreamy days of relaxation with your new spouse, without the headache of airports and long journeys. We pay a trip to St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, offering all of the ingredients for a heavenly honeymoon in the UK… While away the days at this famous Cornish retreat with its mild climate, unspoilt beaches and spectacular coastline. Spend time reclining before sea views, enjoying candlelit dinners and sipping cocktails on the deck, then drift to sleep at night to the sound of gentle waves. The Hotel sits above Porthminster beach, looking out across the iconic bay and harbour. The perfect place to soak up the view, hours could melt by in complete relaxation as you absorb the stunning scenery.
At mealtimes, what could possibly complement this unique venue better than freshly-caught seafood on the hotel’s alfresco terrace – breathing in the sea air and overlooking the turquoise waters? For indoor dining, the views are unbeatable from the Harbour Restaurant and afternoon tea is also available in the beautiful Bay View Lounge. The menus are always bursting with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, offering the very finest Cornish cuisine. The luxury Harbour Spa is perfect for newlyweds to indulge themselves. With walls of glass to drink in the views, an outdoor sun terrace, indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness suite – it’s a world of tranquillity and calm. The Hotel is ideally located for exploring St Ives, with its ancient fishing harbour and many boutiques, restaurants and cafes just a short stroll away. Spend afternoons meandering around the town’s maze of winding streets.
St Ives is famed for its clear air and outstanding scenery, attracting world class artists for generations. Explore the vibrant local arts scene, which ranges from tiny independent galleries tucked within the cobbled streets, to The Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum. All are within easy walking distance of the Hotel and well worth a wander into town. Whilst visiting, why not take advantage of the spectacular Cornish outdoors? Walk some of the South West Coast Path and take in the outstanding views, book a kayaking or paddle-boarding tour, or if you’re feeling really adventurous – give coasteering a try. There’s an activity for every taste, right on the Hotel’s doorstep. The idyllic retreat for a romantic honeymoon close to home, St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa is also perfect for a pre-wedding pampering getaway or hen do by the sea.
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SRI LANKA – INVITE TO PARADISE
he island nation of Sri Lanka is the undiscovered jewel of the Indian Ocean – a honeymooner’s paradise of secluded beaches caressed by azure waters, contrasting with mountainous tea plantations, lush forests and 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The luxury holiday experts, Invite to Paradise, tailor bespoke holidays to Sri Lanka for your once-ina-lifetime trip. Owners Reece and Claire lived there for three years and now specialise in designing oneoff, luxurious romantic escapes. They explain why Sri Lanka is the perfect choice for your heavenly honeymoon… Your holiday begins when you touch down in Colombo and are greeted by your personal chauffeur, who will stay with you for the duration of your trip. He whisks you straight to your first hand-picked 4* or 5* hotel where your heart will instantly melt for Sri Lankan life. Throughout your trip, every hotel you stay at will be indulgent and unique, with an amazing variety of options all over the island. The staff are always friendly and the surroundings utterly exquisite: from bedroom views over tea hills touching the clouds or beach-front boutiques, to infinity pools stretching over mountainbordered lakes and wold-class dining, these locations offer a supreme hotel experience. If you dream of complete relaxation after your wedding – a honeymoon set on deserted golden sands with warm seas and limitless cocktails – this island will not disappoint. Surrounded by sandy-beached coast, Sri Lanka is a sun-kissed, year-round destination with an average temperature of 30°C. When one part of the island is in monsoon season, the other is dry, so whenever you plan your romantic escape, you can be sure to find plenty of opportunities to bask on the beach.
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After a few days of ultimate luxury on a sun-lounger, as per your pre-planned, bespoke itinerary, your chauffeur will take you to explore deeper and discover some of the exotic wildlife that calls this paradise home. The only place in the world where you can see the two largest creatures on the planet in the same day: Sri Lanka’s coasts are home to the biggest animal that has ever lived on Earth – the blue whale. And at the world famous Elephant Orphanage, set amongst towering mountains and fringed with palm trees, you are invited to meet the gentle jungle giants as they plod to the river each day. These peaceful animals can also be
found all over the island in the wild, an awe inspiring sight – the honeymoon experience of a lifetime. But these enormous animals are just the beginning of Sri Lanka’s diverse wildlife. Safaris through the national parks are unparalleled, with the highest concentration of leopards anywhere in the world, sloth bears, peacocks and wild boar. You will also be sure to meet the local cheeky monkeys. In several places, such as the Cultural Triangle, they will even pay a visit to your hotel! Your honeymoon in Sri Lanka is not complete without soaking up some of the culture from this fascinating corner of the world. The famous Cultural Triangle is
home to ancient cities, with architectural ruins and historic temples. Sigiriya, a true wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to prehistoric times. The mountain fortress summits as you climb â€˜Lion Rockâ€™ to reach the ruins of a fifth century royal palace, steeped in history with breath-taking views. Returning reluctantly from this tropical paradise, you will begin married life feeling refreshed and energised. Small enough to travel around, yet offering the diversity of beach, tea hills, culture, wildlife and luxury, Sri Lanka is a true dream destination to celebrate your love on the trip of a lifetime.
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Your Wedding, Your Way Nestled in amongst the quaint town of Christchurch and overlooking the River Avon, The Kings offers a truly unique setting for your wedding. The enchanting bowling Pavilion has been beautifully restored, retaining its charming romance and complete with its picture perfect green, whilst The Kings Priory provides elegant simplicity for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.
Tel: 01202 588 933
18 Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1DT
Our stunning waterfront location is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration. Enjoy our award winning cuisine accompanied by dramatic golden sunsets.
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