Recommended local wedding suppliers

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The Dress

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. All of their dresses are designed in-house and are made to measure, giving you the option of customising to your preference. Their collection of dresses range from £750-£2000.  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 a variety of WTOO and Willowby by Watters gowns. You do need to make an appointment to view.

And last but certainly not least there is Emma and her team at Boo Bridal in the heart of Hartley Wintney. Emma herself is a seamstress and after getting married herself 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.

Videographers

For simply stunning wedding films I have to recommend 2408 Films or CKS Productions

Florist

For the eco concious bride who wants British, organic, seasonal flowers, then the go to florist is Fuchsia Blooms, based in Fleet. Jane uses only local flowers and herbs grown on her Hampshire flowerfield and she also gathers wild blooms to complement her beautiful scented bouquets.

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

Three recommendations here: Kate Causton, Colette Johnson and Melissa Oldridge

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?

Give Emily Jane a call at Faux Bloom (yes she is also the faux flower guru) or try the fabulous team at Seventh Heaven

Entertainers

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.

For an all female string quartet get in touch with Reflection strings

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.

Stationery

For all of your wedding stationery needs contact Natalie who runs Flamboyant Invites. She offers both bespoke and off the shelf stationery that can be adapted to your theme and colours.

Cakes

Fresh from being voted cake maker of the year by Bridebook for 2018 is cakes by Nina. Her strapline is “If we can Dream it we can make it Happen” and her creations are truly jaw-dropping.

Fuchsia Blooms also makes cakes as well as being a florist – another multi-talented lady.

If you are looking for a delicious free from cake then Kerri-Leigh can help you at The Little Eden Bakery

 

Wedding fairs

A great way to find and actually meet vendors is by attending a wedding fair. Prestige Wedding Fairs are organisers of wedding fairs in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire. Admission and parking is free and they offer a complimentary goody bag. The fairs usually run from 11am – 3.30pm on a Sunday. They ensure that there is a wide variety of different exhibitors and you can browse and chat at your leisure.