Recommended local wedding suppliers
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If you haven’t yet bought your dream wedding dress, may I recommend the fab team at The Farnham Boutique. The boutique is in the centre of beautiful Farnham. They sell designer gowns including Madi Lane, Evie Young, Wild at Heart collection and Marylise. Their collection of dresses range from £1500-£2500. You need to make an appointment first before travelling. For a sneak peek inside The Boutique please take a look at this short video that I made in collaboration with them.
Another of my top recommendations is the lovely Kerri (herself a recent bride) at Bridal Indulgence. Her showroom is based in the village of Crondall in a converted barn & she stocks a wide range of designs & styles, including Willowby, Vera Wang Bride, WTOO, It was all a dream, Edwin Oudshoorn, Watters and Flora gowns. You do need to make an appointment to view.
And She Loves Bridal based in Arborfield is the place to find off-the-rail discounted designer wedding dresses from the worlds most sought after designers including Madi Lane, Watters, Savin London, Modeca & Essense of Australia. These guys are ideal if you’ve left everything a bit last minute too. Again it’s by appointment only.
And last but certainly not least there is Emma and her team at Boo Bridal in the heart of Hartley Wintney. Emma is a seamstress and after getting married knew that she had to be part of the wedding scene. Her collection of beautiful gowns showcase the best in British designers, including: Alan Hannah, House of Nicholas, Mia Mia, So Sassi and Mark Lesley. Make an appointment to visit and find your dream dress.
For the eco concious bride who wants British, organic, seasonal flowers, then the go to florist is Fuchsia Blooms, based in Hampshire. Jane uses only local flowers and herbs grown in her garden and she also gathers wild blooms to complement her beautiful scented bouquets.
Wild Evie is based in Guildford and worked in weddings and event management for 10 years before going back to her first love – floristry. Her gypsophila clouds are amazing and she is great fun.
Flowers by Primrose is based in South West London but is happy to travel into the Home Counties. Recently married herself, Primrose knows what the modern bride wants and she can help translate your dreams into reality.
I also recommend Katherine at Wild Orchids in Farnborough. Her work is lovely, she was part of the team that did Dermot O’Leary’s wedding flowers & not only that but she’s very down-to-earth & will both listen to your needs & offer advice if you want it.
If you want faux flowers then try Faux bloom, based in Camberley. Emily Jane offers bridal flowers, floral walls, suspended floral designs and more, both for sale or to rent. She also has accessories to hire, everything from candelabras to table plans.
Hair & Make-up
Venue styling & accessories hire
Sometimes you just don’t want to have to do all the decorating for your wedding – why not leave that job to the pros?
But if you do want to hire anything and I mean anything for your wedding then the top people are AB Event hire. They literally hire everything from candyfloss machines to charger plates to chairs – perhaps they should rename themselves A-Z Event hire! And they do of course offer an event styling service.
Chair Cover Dreams, run by Maxine, is based in Shepperton. They offer everything from chair covers to love letters to centre pieces.
Blooming Fabulous Flowers offers event prop hire, everything from flower walls to light up letters. Based in Windsor
Need a saxophonist for your drinks reception? Elijah Paul is outstanding, especially when he plays with your DJ on the dancefloor – believe me the crowd goes wild!
Would the gentle sound of the harp be the icing on the cake for your ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast? Then speak to melissa, the London Harpist
For an all female string quartet get in touch with Reflection strings.
If you want to surprise your spouse and guests you could book singer waiters, The Tailored Tenors. Professional West End singers, they offer bespoke entertainment from ceremony to evening, as well as their singing waiters package.
Steel band anyone? Juma Steel Band
If you’re looking for a magician then I highly recommend Robert Fox, he performed at a family party and everyone was blown away and still talk about his mind-blowing skills.
Dean Jorgensen does some fantastic close-up magic, delivered with humour and plenty of audience participation. He also offers a Master of Ceremonies package.
Check out Dean Leavy for another magical performer to amaze you and your guests.
If you want large-scale and beautifully bright confetti, then get yourself onto the Flutter Darlings website. All their confetti comes in one inch (2.5cm) circles, which is bigger than most other confetti. This will flutter, making it hang in the air longer and giving you epic photos.
Personalised wedding magazines
Liz Gatherer of Wedition is your go to woman for this. Not only do you get your very own personalised wedding magazines, Liz can also secure you other vendor discounts via her suppliers, which will save you money.
For all of your wedding stationery needs contact LouPaper Wedding Stationery. She is fabulous, I did her evening calligraphy course a couple of years ago. What she doesn’t know about calligraphy isn’t worth knowing!
Also Natalie who runs Flamboyant Invites offers both bespoke and off the shelf stationery that can be adapted to your theme and colours.
Cake so important!!
My personal favourite is Barnesy Bakes, we order as much cake as possible from her at any and every opportunity! Her wedding cakes are divine, so pretty and truly delicious.
Cakes by Nina “If we can Dream it we can make it Happen”.
Jeni’s Cakes & Flowers does cakes, as well as flowers, balloons, sweet carts and a whole host of other things.
Honeymoon Travel Agent
I’ve use Jessica Aspin Travel for my own holiday and she sent one of my couples on their “holiday of a lifetime” on their maldives honeymoon. Jessica prides herself on being up-to-date with all the latest travel news and is very happy to advise you on all aspects of your honeymoon travel plans.
For ballon arches and decor check out Izzy at Artize.events