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BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS A guide to boutique weddings in Clifton


WELCOME This is your little book of everything... Three sister venues in the heart of Clifton, each offering a unique & brilliant wedding space. Whether it's the sophistication of The Square, the bespoke beauty of No.4 Clifton Village, or the refreshing individuality of Racks, we're committed to finding the venue that's right for you.

The Square | 2 Ceremony & Reception Max capacity day/eve 75-150

N o . 4 C l i f t o n V i l l a g e | 18 Ceremony & Reception Max capacity day/eve 50-120

R a c k s B a r & K i t c h e n | 34 Reception only Max capacity day/eve 80-160


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The Square is a stylish and contemporary venue with a Georgian exterior situated in the tranquil Berkeley Square, Clifton. Catering for up to 150 people The Square is fully licensed to host weddings, civil ceremonies and receptions. The venue has been styled to create the perfect ambience for a unique and memorable occasion, offering a range of spaces: a vibrant Lounge,

inviting restaurant, cosy Lower Deck cocktail bar with a dance floor, an expansive hidden terrace and an elegant hotel to accommodate wedding guests. The Square provides the perfect canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams, and our dedicated team is on hand to ensure that your day is everything you desire.


YO U A R E OUR PRIORITY You will have full use of the relaxed lounge area that is adorned with contemporary art and boutique furniture – the perfect backdrop for unique wedding photos. Our large dining room is brimming with character and beautiful features, such as exposed brickwork and a spiral staircase into the Lower Deck. The bar area boasts intimate mood lighting, space for

a DJ or live band, and a dance floor to see out your wedding day in style! To give your occasion that extra special touch the venue also has a magical heated terrace; perfect for a moment under the stars. How you want The Square dressed for your wedding is up to you, and our Wedding Co-ordinator is always on hand to help design your perfect day.


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THE CEREMONY As one of the most memorable parts of your special day we aim to deliver a ceremony to exceed your expectations. Our dedicated team can cater for your individual needs: whether you are going allout with petals and candles, or would prefer a minimalistic look - the venue can be tailored to suit any style of wedding ceremony or civil service.


THE LOUNGE We know that first impressions count and on arrival into our Lounge area, you will not be disappointed. This is the perfect location to relax into your surroundings and enjoy a Champagne reception. Our friendly staff will be on hand to welcome all of

your guests and make them feel at home. The Georgian period features, creative dĂŠcor and contemporary artworks all combine to create a truly original experience that you and your guests will remember for years to come.


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THE T E R RAC E A real hidden gem in the heart of the city, the Terrace allows the romance and originality of your wedding to continue outdoors. With a selection of seating and ambient lighting it is the perfect spot to relax with your family and friends. Whether you envisage this secluded location as a place to enjoy a Summer BBQ or al fresco dinner, an Autumn hog-roast or Winter feast - the Terrace is a perfect retreat all year round.


THE BERKELEY SQUARE The Square has the unique advantage of being located directly opposite the picturesque Berkeley Square - which is surrounded by other stunning Georgian properties – and neighbouring Brandon Hill. This Bristol landmark is the perfect spot for children (and adults) to stretch their legs and enjoy the fresh air with breathtaking views over the city.


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THE SQUARE KITCHEN Flooded with natural light by day and romantic candles by night, The Square Kitchen offers a diverse setting for both beautiful ceremonies and intimate dining. With award-winning food prepared by our talented chefs and served to you by our friendly, Front of House team, The Square ensures your wedding dining experience is second to none.

At The Square we believe that every wedding is unique and therefore always cater for the individual. Our handcrafted menus offer you the opportunity to create a tailored meal for each and every guest. With over fifty weddings a year, you can fully trust in our experienced chefs to deliver an exciting and delicious menu for your special day.


SAMPLE MENU

Starters Goats cheese mousse, variations of English beetroot, chard, pink grapefruit Home cured cod, pea gel & foam, tartare croquette Beef Carpaccio, rocket, parmesan panna cotta, balsamic caviar Mains Cocnut & lime leaf broth, young vegetables, coriander, saffron rice Slow braised lamb shank, carrot purĂŠe, dauphinois, rosemary jus Beef Wellington, mushroom duxelle, thyme fondant, green beans, green peppercorn & mustard jus Olive oil poached halibut, lentils, young turnips, caviar jus Sweets Salt roast peach, Champagne sorbet, honeycomb Tarte au citron, whipped mascarpone Squarerro Rocher Milk chocolate & hazelnut ganache, hazelnut tuille, pulled hazelnut, white chocolate sorbet


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THE LOWER DECK Our elegant Lower Deck is the perfect setting for evening celebrations: with an extensive range of cocktails created by our skilled and friendly barmen, and an intimately lit dance floor, you can party into the night celebrating your newly made nuptials.


DA N C I N G The Lower Deck is primed to deliver a memorable wedding party. With the option of having a DJ or live band you can create your desired celebratory atmosphere whilst surrounded by eclectic art and boutique furniture. We guarantee even the most dance-floor-shy guests won’t be able to resist‌


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S TAY I N G OV E R The Berkeley Square hotel adjoins The Square and offers a wide range of rooms to accommodate wedding guests: from Executive Doubles, to Twins and Singles - we have it covered. The styish accommodation is sure to please everybody from your new parents in law to the best man.

With a complimentary decanter of sherry, loose-leaf tea and fresh fruit and coffee in each room – we want to make your stay extra special. At The Square you needn’t go far once the night draws to a close; your room is just a stone’s throw away!


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TESTIMONIALS "Having stayed here for the first time August bank holiday 2013 we fell in love with the location, décor, atmosphere, food. My wife loves the cocktails, I loved the wine and the staff are amazing. So much so we chose The Square as our wedding venue for the August bank holiday this year. The staff really cannot do enough. Every

one of our guests commented on how amazing the location was and how delicious the food and wine was. Gone are the days of chicken for every guest - we had an entire menu for everyone to choose from. Everything ran like clockwork. I really cannot rate this place enough as did every one of our guests." - Lee and Melissa, August 2014

“I just wanted to drop you a note to express our thanks for making the wedding so, so good. It was genuinely the best day of our lives and you and the team really made the difference! You were incred-

ibly helpful in the lead up and so professional on the day. The food was excellent, the bar staff were great sports and waiting staff were faultless!” - Anna and Simon, August 2014

OUR PA R T N E R S

Tasha Park Photographer www.tashapark.co.uk

Nicholas Wylde Goldsmiths/jeweller www.nicholaswylde.com

Hobbs Hair Hair Stylist www.hobbs-style.co.uk

Vintage Champagne www.perrier-jouet.com


WEDDING PAC K AG E S All packages are calculated on the basis of 40 day guests and 80 evening guests*

Silver £3987

Gold £4935

Platinum £6995

(£3190 off peak**)

(£3948 off peak**)

(£5596 off peak**)

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Ceremony and reception room ~ Post ceremony drink (Aperol Spritz, Prosecco, bucks fizz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Selection of canapés (3 per guest) ~ Three course seasonal Wedding breakfast (silver menu) ~ Half bottle of house wine per person ~ 1 glass of Prosecco for toast ~ Tea, coffee and mints ~ Evening finger buffet ~ Use of bar, terrace and garden facilities ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Ceremony and reception room ~ Welcome drink (Aperol Spritz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Three course seasonal Wedding breakfast (gold menu) ~ Half bottle of selected wine per person ~ 1 glass of Champagne Perrier-Jouët for toast ~ Tea, coffee and mints ~ Post ceremony drink (Aperol Spritz, Prosecco or sparkling elderflower) ~ Selection of canapés (4 per person) ~ Evening BBQ or buffet ~ Late night snacks ~ Use of bar, terrace and garden facilities ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Ceremony and reception room ~ Welcome drink (Aperol Spritz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Three course seasonal Wedding breakfast (platinum menu) ~ Half bottle of premium wine per person ~ 1 glass of Champagne Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé for toast ~ Tea, coffee, mints ~ Post ceremony drinks (elderflower smash, ultimate G&T, Champagne) ~ Selection of canapés (4 per person) ~ Evening buffet or hog roast ~ Dessert ~ DJ ~ Candy buffet ~ Late night snacks ~ Use of bar, terrace and garden facilities ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

*Actual capacity for the venue is 75 for the day and 150 for the evening **Off peak is any day Sunday – Thursday (not including bank holidays) or any date between November and February


BOOKING Our wedding packages can be tailored to meet your individual requirements. Our private Events Manager will be happy to discuss your wedding plans in detail.

C O N TAC T 0117 921 0455 www.thesquareclub.com bookings@thesquareclub.com The Square 14 – 15 Berkeley Square Bristol BS8 1HB

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R E S TA U R A N T & B A R

Located in a beautiful Georgian house, in the heart of Clifton Village, No.4 creates the ideal intimate, sophisticated wedding venue, with a touch of originality and a real sense of grandeur. It is fully licensed to host your wedding, civil ceremony and reception for up to 120 people.

No.4 is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere, it has been styled to create a sense of romance and boasts a large private walled garden, a beautiful restaurant, bar and hotel, giving you many options and ultimate flexibility to create your perfect wedding day.


PUTTING YO U FIRST No.4 is perfect for a more intimate wedding. With an abundance of natural light, well proportioned rooms and a bar overlooking our beautiful private garden, you will be able to create the wedding of your dreams. How you want to dress it for your wedding is up to you and we are happy to help

you plan your perfect day. Our experienced and dedicated team are always on hand to help with any request you may have. During your stay at No.4 the venue will be entirely at your disposal, you will have full use of the stunning admiral room, the large private walled garden and lounge bar.


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THE CEREMONY The Admiral room is the perfect space for family and friends to witness you deliver your vows. Set within the magnificent Georgian walls of No. 4 Clifton Village, the room is styled with beautiful dĂŠcor, striking high ceilings and huge sash windows, creating the perfect ambiance for that memorable moment. The room can be easily dressed to create the exact look and feel you are seeking for your boutique wedding.


INSIDE Whether you prefer a Champagne reception in front of a stunning open fire, or to have a moment to relax and unwind whilst admiring an eclectic mix of unique art and design, the interior of No.4 can be

easily adapted to meet your desires. With its grand fireplaces, chapel chairs, teardrop lighting, stripped wood floors and abundance of natural light, it is a beautiful setting for an intimate wedding.


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THE GARDENS No.4 has its own secret walled garden, allowing you and your guests to enjoy a glass of bubbly amongst a beautiful garden setting, whilst providing the perfect space for photos and a chance for the children to run around and play. Just a few minutes’ walk from No.4 is the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, setting a stunning backdrop to your wedding photos.


E AT I N G Allow No.4 to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience on your special day. Your guests will be spoilt in our award-winning AA rosette restaurant as our highly skilled kitchen team ensure every last detail is taken care of and you and your guests’ expectations arealways always exceeded.


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SAMPLE MENU Starters Mushroom soup and homemade focaccia Homemade fishcake with citrus salad and lemon mayonnaise Honey goat’s cheese with crostini & beetroot purée Chicken liver parfait, red onion marmalade and homemade focaccia Main Courses Slow cooked belly of pork with wilted kale, new potatoes, apple purée & apple sauce Grilled cod with braised leeks, artichoke purée, curly kale and lemon and thyme crumble with lemongrass and anise cream Rump of lamb with Mediterranean vegetables, carrot pureé & rosemary jus Pan-fried salmon on bed of tomatoes, onions, green beans, roasted celery & parmesan Desserts Bread & butter pudding with chocolate sauce Lemon tart with Chantilly cream & berry coulis Fresh fruit salad

An AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant


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EVENING Whether you prefer a single malt aged whisky or a glass of perfectly chilled Champagne, the lounge bar offers a wide variety of fine spirits, wines and beers along with a place for great conversation. With exposed brick walls, rustic, natural wood bar, quirky dĂŠcor, designer furniture, cushioned window seating and a fantastic view of our beautiful gardens, you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and relax before the dancing begins.


YO U R RECEPTION Enjoy your first evening together as a married couple surrounded by your family and friends under the high ceilings of No.4. Our welcoming and enthusiastic team will ensure you will have an evening celebration never to be forgotten.


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S TAY I N G OV E R This beautiful Georgian building is home to the Rodney Hotel, one of Bristol’s most elegant establishments. With 31 unique rooms, a warm, welcoming atmosphere and a team of staff who will go out of their way to make you feel exceptionally special, the Rodney hotel

is perfect for all of your guests. As well as being able to offer our hotel out for private hire, we here at the Rodney are more than happy to attend to any need or request you may have in order to ensure you have a great stay.


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TESTIMONIALS "I would just wanted to say how we and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and we greatly appreciate the efforts that you and your team made to make our day a special one." - Jacqui and Paul, July 2014

"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff at No.4 Clifton Village for everything you did for our wedding. We had a great time, the food was amazing

and the service that you all provided was superb. Everyone was really impressed with the venue and everything that your team did for us on the day." - Clare and Gemma, October 2014

OUR PA R T N E R S

Aperol Spritz Traditional Italian aperitif cocktail aperol.com

Lisa Elliot Boutique Florist lisa-elliott.co.uk

Martin Pemberton Photographer martinpembertonphotography.co.uk

Elizabeth Weddings Wedding Stylist elizabethweddings.co.uk


WEDDING PAC K AG E S

R E S TA U R A N T & B A R

All packages are calculated on the basis of 40 day guests and 80 evening guests*

Silver £3300

Gold £4340

Platinum £6160

(£2475 off peak**)

(£3255 off peak**)

(£4620 off peak**)

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Ceremony & reception room*** ~ Post ceremony drink (Aperol Spritz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Selection of canapés (3 per guest) ~ Three course seasonal Wedding Breakfast (silver menu) ~ Half a bottle of house wine per person ~ 1 glass of Prosecco for toast ~ Teas and coffees after the meal

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Ceremony & reception room*** ~ Welcome drink (Aperol Spritz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Post ceremony drink (Pimm's, bucks fizz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Selection of canapés (4 per guest) ~ Three course seasonal Wedding Breakfast (gold menu) ~ Half a bottle of selected wine per person ~ 1 glass of Champagne Perrier-Jouët for toast ~ Teas and coffees after the meal ~ Evening BBQ or finger buffet ~ Late night snack ~ Use of bar, terrace and garden facilities ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Ceremony & reception room*** ~ Welcome drink (Champagne Perrier-Jouët, Aperol Spritz or sparkling elderflower) ~ Post ceremony drink (elderflower smash, ultimate G&T , Champagne Perrier-Jouët) ~ Selection of canapés (4 per guest) ~ Three course seasonal Wedding Breakfast (platinum menu) ~ Half a bottle of premium wine per person ~ 1 glass Champagne Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé for toast ~ Teas and coffees after the meal ~ Evening buffet or Hog Roast ~ Dessert ~ Candy buffet ~ Late night snack ~ Use of bar, terrace and garden facilities ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

*Actual capacity for the venue is 50 for the day and 120 for the evening **Off peak is any day Sunday – Thursday (not including bank holidays) or any date between November and February ***Strict music policy in place for evening reception


BOOKING We know each wedding has its individual requirements and so our wedding packages can be tailored. Our private Events Manager will be happy to discuss your wedding plans in detail.

C O N TAC T 0117 970 6869 www.no4cliftonvillage.co.uk bookings@no4cliftonvillage.co.uk No.4 Clifton Village The Rodney Hotel 4 Rodney Place Bristol BS8 4HY

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Situated in what was once the historic wine cellar of the Bristol bottle merchants, Racks Bar & Kitchen has been transformed into a stylish and intimate venue that is able to accommodate a range of party sizes and budgets catering up to 160 guests. Located in the tranquil area of Clifton, Racks can add

a touch of elegance and individuality to your wedding day. Hosting a collection of different sized rooms and intimate alcoves, along with a large bar area and idyllic outdoor terrace, Racks Bar & Kitchen has been designed to create a sense of intimacy and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect to continue your special day.


PUTTING YO U FIRST Here at Racks we are dedicated to providing you with a truly unique Wedding Reception. As an independent business we are flexible, attentive and genuinely devoted to making your Wedding Reception unforgettable. With its inviting, cosy atmosphere, array of unique

rooms and spacious floor area for a DJ or live band, the Playroom will be the ideal space for your celebrations. However you wish to dress it for your reception is entirely up to you. We can always promise to be at hand to help you


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YO U R WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE Racks knows how to throw a party and whatever ambiance you wish to create, from DJs to live bands, we can offer you a Wedding Reception you will not forget. Although not licensed to host your ceremony, Racks Bar & Kitchen is a stylish and modern alternative to

traditional wedding receptions, offering a range of versatile and unique spaces, a sun-kissed outdoor terrace, along with three great wedding packages, Racks is able to cater to your every need on your big day.


INSIDE The Playroom is our stunning private function room which is fully self-contained with its own bar and adjacent terrace. In keeping with its roots as the wine cellars of the Bristol bottle merchants, The Playroom is a homely, rustic space. With its historic brickwork, antique tin walls and vintage light-

ing, it is the perfect location to leave a lasting impression on all your guests. Whether big or small, parties of all sizes work well here; smaller events take advantage of the quirky alcoves and quiet spaces and large larger parties spill happily out into the main space.


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THE T E R RAC E If you envision your wedding reception al fresco we offer a large, versatile outdoor terrace perfect for Wedding Reception BBQs in the summer or hog-roasts in the winter months. During the colder period the terrace is transformed into a covered, fully heated retreat


E AT I N G Allow us to provide you with a delicious and unforgettable dining experience, you and your guests will be spoiled with flavour and we’ll ensure everything is taken care of. We feel it is our duty to make the most of the fantastic ingredients on our doorstep – sourcing locally from the West Country, where possible.. Our relationship with local butchers, greengrocers, bakers and fishmongers ensures we have the finest produce around.


SAMPLE MENU Starters Scallops wrapped in Parma ham with wild rocket coulis & leek purée House oak smoked duck, clementine & bocconcini mozzarella salad with pomegranate dressing Wild Mushroom Wellington with pesto, rocket & Parmesan (v) Crab, chilli & asparagus risotto with Parmesan gratin, mâiche lettuce Mains Fillet of free range Ruby red beef with pink peppercorn sauce, onion rings, Portobello mushrooms & roasted tomatoes Line caught wild sea bass, roasted whole with chorizo & herbs finished with basil & lemon oil Wye-valley goat’s cheese, blushed tomato & caramelised leek tart with almond & rocket pesto (v) Rosemary & garlic braised Wye-valley lamb steak with honey glazed shallots, red wine gravy Desserts Meringue crusted panna cotta, berry compôte, passion fruit pearls Home baked toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and ice cream Black cherry brownie cheesecake, raspberry coulis, vanilla ice cream Racks cheeseboard: Wookey Hole cave aged Cheddar, Cornish brie, Sharpham rustic & Cornish Yarg with organic fig chutney

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DA N C I N G With a large dance floor and perfect space for a live band or DJ, Racks offers a faultless location for you to enjoy your first dance as a married couple, along with enough space for you and all your guests to enjoy your evening celebrations.


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S TAY I N G OV E R Situated directly above Racks, the Clifton hotel is the perfect place for you and your guests to stay after the wedding reception. With a warm and welcoming

atmosphere, and a team of staff who will go out of their way to make you feel special, the Clifton hotel is perfect for all of your guests.


WEDDING PAC K AG E S All packages are calculated on the basis of 40 day guest and 80 evening guests*

Silver £2880

Gold £3820

Platinum £6995

(£2160 off peak**)

(£2865 off peak**)

(£5596 off peak**)

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Exclusive use of the Playroom ~ Welcome drink (Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Peroni or sparkling elderflower ) ~ Canapés on arrival (3 per person) ~ Three course Wedding Breakfast (gold menu) ~ Half a bottle of selected wine per person ~ Champagne Perrier-Jouët for toasts ~ Tea, coffee and mints ~ Evening finger food buffet or classic BBQ ~ Evening dessert ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Exclusive use of the Playroom ~ Welcome drink (St. Clements, Ultimate G&T , Aperol Spritz, Champagne Perrier-Jouët or Bellini) ~ Canapés on arrival (3 per person) ~ Three course Wedding Breakfast (platinum menu) ~ Half a bottle of premium wine per person ~ 1 glass of Champagne Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé for toast ~ Tea, coffee and mints ~ Evening carvery or gourmet BBQ ~ Evening dessert ~ Candy buffet ~ Late night snacks ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and

~ Personal wedding coordinator ~ Exclusive use of the Playroom ~ Welcome drink (Prosecco, sparkling elderflower or Aperol Spritz) ~ Three course Wedding Breakfast (silver menu) ~ Half a bottle of house wine per person ~ 1 glass of Prosecco for toast ~ Evening nibbles ~ Preferential bedroom rates for you and your guests

The Send Off £12 per person Don’t want your big day to come to an end? Catch up with your friends and family the day after with a delicious cooked breakfast or a lunchtime BBQ on the terrace. It’s a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your friends and family before saying farewell.

*Actual capacity for the venue is 80 for the day and 160 for the evening **Off peak is any date except Friday- Saturday in April-August or a bank holiday


BOOKING At Racks, we pride ourselves on flexibility - any of our wedding packages can be tailored to your ideas and plans. Our Private Events Manager is there to help your thoughts become a reality.

C O N TAC T 0117 9741626 www.racks-bristol.co.uk bookings@racks-bristol.co.uk Racks Bar & Kitchen St. Pauls Rd Clifton Bristol BS8 1LX

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TESTIMONIALS "I just wanted to say an absolutely huge thank you to you and the Racks staff for making my night so spectacular! You were all brilliant, and I will definitely be recommending Racks." - Helen and Lee, June 2014

"Thank you so much for such a smooth day! The staff, including yourself were so helpful for the whole process and on the day itself. The day will forever hold very happy memories for us." - Paul and Ben, August 2014

OUR PA R T N E R S

S U B L I M E S E RE N I T Y

Flowers by Thea Florist www.flowersbythea.co.uk

Ruby & White Butchers www.rubyandwhite.com

Samantha Hunt Make-up artist www.sublimeserenity.co.uk

Tanqueray www.tanqueray.com


PHOTOGRAPHERS Oliver Burnside | oliverburnside.com Varvara Tyunina | facebook.com/varvara.tyunina Steve Watkins | stevewatkinsphotography.co.uk Big Day Productions | bigdayproductions.co.uk Tasha Park | tashapark.co.uk Noel Deasington | noeldeasington.com Shooting Pixels | shootingpixels.net 88 Photograpahy | 88photography.co.uk Frances Taylor | ftpictures.co.uk Martin Pemberton | martinpembertonphotography.co.uk



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