A List of wedding suppliers I love
If you need help with any suppliers for all aspects of your special day I know a lot of fantastic businesses and people that I have worked with personally or have had an experience of at some point and was impressed with their service. Below is a list of my favourite local wedding suppliers.
Sopley Mill, Christchurch, Dorset
Sopley Mill is a beautiful, characteristic water mill surrounded by the Avon River and stunning meadows situated near Christchurch in Dorset.
The Mill has a relaxed and flexible approach so that couples feel comfortable in the exclusivity of the venue and it is a blank canvas for couples to create their perfect wedding. Couples can organise their own suppliers and decor if they wish or have recommendations suggested by the owners of the Mill, which has been in the same family for over 150 years. As the Mill is exclusive to you and your guests it offers complete privacy which can be hard to find at most other venues.
In the summer months your guests can enjoy the garden with with the beautiful surroundings of the River Avon and unspoilt water meadows. For more relaxed outdoor weddings it is possible to have a BBQ style wedding breakfast in the gardens.
For Winter weddings you and your guests can enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the log fires whilst taking in the wooden beams and character that make this historic building the perfect place to have a wedding any time of year.
It’s hard to believe that this remarkable building is only a 10 minute drive away from Bournemouth town centre, with it’s fantastic rural setting. There are also plenty of hotels nearby for guests that have travelled or fancy a cheeky tipple and don’t want to worry about transport home.Sopley Mill
BH23 7AU Telephone: 01425 672482 Email: email@example.com
South End Barns, West Sussex
Full of rustic charm and romantic touches, Southend Barns is a wedding venue like no other.
Situated on a working farm in the stunning West Sussex countryside, the restored barns and beautiful landscaped gardens are built and run using the latest environmentally sustainable technology.
The barn complex consists of a fully licensed ceremonies barn, a 200-year-old Threshing Barn for evening receptions and a luxurious bridal suite. There is also ample outdoor space with sumptuous sofas and fire pits for creating a truly magical evening setting.
Telephone: 01243 641247
The Old Vicarage, Hinton, Hampshire
The Old Vicarage Country House is a family run Special Event Venue & Tearooms, set in the heart of 10 acres of stunning gardens and woodlands. Bordering the idyllic New Forest National Park and just a few minutes from the beach. I have had the pleasure of photographing a few weddings at the Old Vicarage and it is a stunning venue, with beautiful scenery, ideal for couples looking for a rustic style. There is also an option to hire the marquee for larger wedding parties.
The Old Vicarage Country House
Telephone: 01425 277 006
Skylark Golf and Country Club, Whiteley, Hampshire
I recently had the pleasure of photographing their first wedding after Skylark had undergone a £1million refurbishment earlier this year.
Set in acres of tranquil countryside with stunning views of the golf course, this Hampshire wedding venue can accommodate weddings for up to 120 guests seated for a Wedding Breakfast but also caters for more intimate parties. You can celebrate in style in the elegance of the Skylark room or in the beautiful Grade II listed barn. Skylark Golf and Country Club has an experienced team of event organisers that will take care of every detail so you will be able to relax and enjoy the day.Skylark Golf & Country Club Skylark Meadows Whiteley Hampshire PO15 6TJ Telephone: 01329 844441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nestled in four acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, this secluded Georgian Manor House will make you feel like you’re escaping to the heart of the countryside. Grand yet inviting, the Manor House will add a touch of splendour to your unforgettable wedding day.
Telephone: 01202 580545
Blank Canvas Weddings
Blank Canvas is a wedding venue company with a difference! Created for those couples who want to do things differently. By offering you a selection of exclusive locations where you can either erect a marquee or use the space provided you really do have a ‘blank canvas’ to decide how you want each and every aspect of your wedding to come together.
Lyn 07824 809664
Heidi 07776 152396
Bees Marquees Ltd
Bees Marquees are a fantastic marquee hire company that can adapt any marquee to your specific needs, to make your event truly unique. They have excellent quality of service, with individual care teams and an on-site project manager for each event and are able to really create awesome, bespoke marquees for your special occasion. They have previously created marquees with fountains, trees, ice rinks, bespoke lighting, decorations, and flooring. Get in touch with them if you are looking for a beautiful marquee for your wedding that is customisable to your requirements.
Telephone: 01329 833950
A Bride 2 Bee, Warsash, Hampshire
A Bride 2 Bee is a spacious, fun and friendly bridal and occasion wear store based in Warsash, near Southampton. The staff welcome their customers with a smile and treat them like a VIP, making the experience of choosing a dress even more exciting!
Set up 15 years ago A Bride 2 Bee have plenty of experience in helping brides choose the perfect dress for their special day. A Bride 2 Bee have a great reputation and a passion for the industry which is why elite designers have chosen them to display and retail their fabulous dresses.A Bride 2 Bee 7 Warsash Road Warsash
SO31 9HW Telephone: 01489 557553 http://www.abride2bee.co.uk _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Creatiques, Southsea, Hampshire
Since opening their boutiques 8 years ago Creatiques Bridal Boutique has become a nationally acclaimed bridal boutique. Based in Southsea, Hampshire, Creatiques have won bridal retailer of the year twice and have been finalists in many business awards for their outstanding customer service. The team at Creatiques fully understand the importance of choosing a dress and are there to help their brides every step of the way.Creatiques Bridal Boutique 151 Albert Road Southsea Hampshire PO4 0JW Telephone: 02392 82 66 22 http://creatiques.co.uk _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Th Bridal Suite
As a former Fashion Designer Beverley, the Boutique owner, hand selects all the gowns choosing only the most beautiful, romantic and amazing dresses. Editing collections from a variety of international designers means that the collection is exactly what brides today are looking for, offering them Vintage Style Gowns in lace, contemporary dresses in stunning satin, dreamy organza designs and fine tulle fairy tale frocks.
132 West Street
Telephone: 07709 050641
Hair and Make Up
Classic Beauty Therapy, Bournemouth, Dorset
Classic Beauty Therapy is owned and run by Aisha Coleman, who just happens to be my amazing and talented sister! She has been in the industry for over 15 years and offers beautiful bridal make up and luxury beauty treatments using quality brands for that extra bit of pampering for you and your bridesmaids.
Aisha operates from her home salon but is also available to travel to a venue of your choice to make the experience even more personalised.
Pre-wedding consultation and a make up trial is offered to ensure that you have the perfect make up and that you look and feel amazing on your special day.
I have had the pleasure of having treatments by my sister and she is so passionate and incredible at her job. Her massages are simply the best EVER!
For any Brides to be in Dorset, Aisha is the lady to go to for make up!Phone: 07821570047 Email: email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/Classicbeautytherapybyaisha _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Elegance Bridal Coiffure, Waterlooville, Hampshire
Elegance Bridal Coiffure is a multi award winning Salon based in Waterlooville, Hampshire, owned and run by the lovely and talented Annette Bradford.
You will be made to feel like a VIP as unlike other salons, Elegance Bridal Coiffure works purely on a ‘one to one’ with all clients, making the experience very personalised and unique.
At no point during your visit will you feel rushed or forgotten as you will have the entire salon to yourself. You can either sit quietly and read a book during treatments, chat, or take advantage of free wifi, the choice is yours. want each and every client to feel cherished, pampered and content.
Annette is extremely friendly and welcoming. She is an incredible hair and make up artist who I have had personal experience with having had my hair and make up done at my salon myself and multiple bridal photo shoots, the passion and skill that she has for her work is phenomenal.
I would not hesitate to recommend Annette time and time again, you will certainly look and feel amazing after undergoing treatments at her beautiful salon.Elegance Bridal Coiffure
6 Westbrook Centre
Grassmere Way Waterlooville
Hampshire P07 8SE Salon: 02392 178 775
Mobile: 07737 899 237 http://www.elegancebridalcoiffure.co.uk ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Natasha Mackenzie Hair Specialist
Natasha Mackenzie Trained with Toni&Guy and has been in the hair industry for 18 years. She happens to be my beautiful cousin and has a great talent for her work. Natasha travels to the venue of your choice to create that amazing wedding hair do that you’ve always dreamed of.Telephone: 07795231492 https://www.facebook.com/WedhairwithNC
Tiaras/hair pieces and handmade Bouquets
The Tiara Boutique, Locks Heath, Hampshire
The Tiara Boutique is owned and run by the extremely talented Victoria Huntley, who’s wedding I happen to be photographing next year.
Victoria, offers a bespoke service creating personalised pieces based on your requirements. She also has a line of signature products with desirable handmade tiaras and hair pieces as well as beautiful and vibrant handmade bouquets that live forever so become a perfect keepsake from your special day. All items are lovingly produced in her home studio, whether it be brooches or flowers, pearl or crystal, modern or vintage I can guarantee you will find something you will love
Victoria’s pieces cater for all tastes from the elegantly understated to the wildly flamboyant! You can really personalise your piece to reflect your personality so you can include personal items such as family heirlooms, jewellery, lockets, watches, buttons and so much more…the options are endless!
Having met Victoria through the wedding industry and having multiple collaborations for bridal shoots where I have photographed her beautiful work, I can thoroughly recommend The Tiara Boutique for a friendly and personal service without the hard sell approach. Her work really does speak for itself.Telephone: 07944664022 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Guild Floral Design
Based in the heart of Wickham in Hampshire, Sarah works from her family cottage with only the freshest of flowers and foliage ordered especially for each design. Having met Sarah at monthly networking events that we both attend, I can personally say that she’s an absolutely lovely lady with so much passion for her job! I received a beautiful bouquet from a friend of mine that Sarah created and it was stunning and lasted for 2 weeks! Sarah’s niche is creating beautiful wedding bouquets of pretty flowers that look like they have been gathered from the garden, which fits rustic and vintage themed weddings perfectly!
Telephone: 07766 223 692
Lauren from Concept Flowers is amazing! She has done the flowers for a few of my brides and I have always been very impressed by the results, as have my lovely clients. Her floral designs are beautiful, colourful and bespoke and Lauren is very smiley and friendly. I would highly recommend Concept Flowers to any Brides to be in Hampshire and Dorset.
Fiori By Lynne
Lynne is great, she’s so passionate about her job and excellent at it! She will work with you to create the perfect bespoke flowers for your special day and can even work in silk to create beautiful, realistic bouquets that will last forever. Lynne has worked at many venues, creating stunning floral decoration and has multiple fantastic reviews from her clients.
Telephone: 01489 582539
Bridal Flowers Direct
Bridal Flowers Direct based in Horndean, on the outskirts of Portsmouth, Hampshire and has built a reputation as a leading supplier of quality flowers both locally and nationally ensuring Brides do not have to compromise on quality or quantity to have the flowers of their dreams.
Telephone: 023 9259 1422
Little Lillies – Floral Sculptor
Owen Lavin, is an awesome eccentric guy who is full of ideas and energy. He prefers to be called a floral sculptor because his work is very unique and more like that of a sculptor. His creativity and passion shines through with weddings and he has been known to create quirky button holes from Chillis, mini bananas & pineapples and purple carrots…Anything is possible with little Lillies!
Telephone: 02380 221000
Devoted Films is owned and Run by Richard Jackson and Mark Winterhalder. These guys look to work collaboratively with each couple on an individual basis to ensure that your wedding day is filmed as you envisioned. Committed to producing high quality films, this means that they always film with at least two cameramen using HD or 4K cameras and professional audio equipment, capturing every choked-back tear and congratulatory toast! Your final edited film can be provided on DVD, Blu-ray or USB. I would highly recommend Richard and Mark for their friendly approach and they will produce great results showcasing your special day in a way that will bring back those beautiful memories time and time again.
Richard – 07792 928585
Mark – 07824 379716Email: email@example.com http://devotedfilmswedding.co.uk
Blush Wedding Videos
Blush Wedding Videos happen to be clients of mine and they have a fresh approach to videography. Their style is unique and is similar to myself in my photography. With a dreamy, soft tone their style is modern vintage and their beautiful wedding films allow you to relive your special day over and over. With 2 camera operators they will capture all the moments from your special day from 2 angles and they will be with you from sunrise to sunset. They also have special equipment so that they can capture an even more interesting angle from an areal view. If you are after a beautiful, romantic wedding video to tell the story of your special day, Elliott and Natalie will provide just that for you and are genuinely lovely people too.Telephone: 07527874987 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.blushweddingvideos.co.uk
BCT Videos in owned and run by the lovely Bryony, who is extremely passionate about her job and produces high quality wedding films for you to relive your special day.
Dream Day Campers
Dream Day Campers offer VW Campervans for wedding hire throughout Hampshire, Dorset and West Sussex. With Lola and Rita based in Hamble and Daisy and Oscar based in the New Forest they are ideally located to cover all areas including Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Winchester, Romsey and more!
They offer a first rate luxury VW campervan wedding hire service and take delight in ensuring all of our customers are given a wedding package personal to them.
All of their classic style VW Campervan’s have been fully restored to a high standard and have custom made interiors. Dream Day Campers are a perfect match for any wedding theme and a great choice for any couple looking to bring some fun to their day.
Allenby Limousines are a Hampshire based family run chauffeur car business, with an aim to provide a reliable, friendly service to all their customers. Their chauffeurs all wear suits and ties (only male chauffeurs wear ties) for a smart appearance and Barry and Lynne, the owners are really lovely people.
Their Fleet includes white stretched limousines, 1930’s style Beauford convertable and a silver Chrysler 300c; ideal for weddings, proms, anniversaries, corporate events, airport transfers or for any other special occasion.
Lulubelle’s Classic Camper Van
Awesome classic red camper van with beautiful vintage interior and the possibility of a quirky photo booth inside the camper. Ran and managedby the lovely Laura, her camper van photo booth combo is sure to be a talking point at your wedding!
Telephone: 07745 883109
Andrew Kelly – Magician
This guy is incredible! I saw him perform at one of my couple’s weddings in 2016 and was in awe of him and his amazing magic tricks. He’s a genuinely nice guy too. I had Andy perform at my own wedding in Italy as a surprise that I booked for everyone and he went down so well with all of our guests commenting how amazing he was and that they want to book him for future events. You will not be disappointed if you book Andy to perform at your wedding, a seriously talented guy and awesome entertainer!
Check out Andrew Kelly’s YouTube channel on the link below:
Telephone: 07746 321 011
Chris Piercy – Magician and Hypnotist
Chris Piercy is an awesome magician and hypnotist based in Dorset and is available to travel way beyond! I worked with Chris last year at a wedding at The Salterns Harbourside Hotel in Poole and I thought he was great at his job, although I didn’t get to see a huge amount of his tricks as I was behind the camera, capturing the guests reactions to his skilful entertainment. I can however tell you that what I did see was amazing and Chris would be an awesome edition to any wedding, event or party. He captivated the guests with each trick and left them stunned as to how he had done it. Even Chris’s card shuffling is incredible to watch! He’s a top guy, and I got really good vibes from him so we have kept in contact since and I really hope I get to work with him again.
Check out his kind words about me on his blog post by clicking the link below:
Chris also has some fantastic YouTube videos of him hypnotising people at events, well worth the watch. Click the link below to check them out:Telephone: 07894 792797 Email: email@example.com http://www.chrispiercymagic.co.uk www.facebook.com/CPMagic
Your DJIf you are looking for a premium mobile DJ for your wedding then Your DJ will provide just that! They are a full time professional mobile disco service covering the New Forest, Southampton & Hampshire. All Your DJ bookings include a meeting in person or on Skype before and after booking. Your DJ care about your wedding and will try their best to make it as successful as possible!
10 reasons to book Your DJ for your wedding!
|NO – cheesy music or mediocre school disco DJ’s!|
|They will meet you at your venue before booking.|
|They LOVE unique music lists & requests on the night.|
|Recommended / in-house supplier at 7 local venues.|
|They only use the best DJ’s & wedding hosts possible!|
|All DJ’s have PLI Insurance & P.A.T tested equipment.|
|All music style played & mixed professionally without gaps.|
|They only manage a maximum of 4 bookings on any one night.|
|State of the art DJ equipment – duplicate equipment for back up.|
|9 years of wonderful weddings & thousands of happy clients!|
Super Cool DJsSuper Cool DJs is run by Sunny Pyburn, a nice genuine guy with the ability to keep your dance floor alive!Just because there will be differences in musical taste and age at your wedding doesn’t mean you must resort to the same old cheesy wedding cringe! Sunny provides DJs who mix classy-stylish party tunes both old & new across the musical spectrum. Telephone: 02381 159708 http://www.supercooldjs.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/supercooldj5 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Brightside Band
The Brightside Band have played at quite a few of the weddings I’ve photographed, including my cousin’s wedding and are
The Falltones Band
The Falltones are 2 to 5 piece live Bournemouth covers band, playing massive live indie anthems and motown classics to get you on the dancefloor and have a great night! They have a price range to suit every budget, starting with a 2 piece acoustic set, all the way up to a 5 piece band, they’ll have something that will meet your requirements. The band is made up of experienced musicians who can change their set to cater for the audience on the night._____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Big Town Boppers Band
The Big Town Boppers are an awesome 5 piece male band based in Southampton with a real passion for music! They are an experienced and talented bunch of musicians who play a wide variety of music from 50’s Rock n’ Roll to modern day chart toppers. You can choose your own set list and they’ll play it and have your whole wedding party rocking out on the dance floor!
Telephone : 07772 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bigtownboppers.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/TheBigTownBoppers _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Samantha Laurilla – Vocalist
A confident and versatile performer, Samantha captivates audiences with her soulful vocals, warm demeanour and stylish command of the stage.
Telephone: 07889 403291
Email: email@example.com://www.samanthalaurilla.co.uk _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Timeless is made up of four fantastic female vocalists; each lovely lady has a unique voice and a warm personality that creates this perfect group. They can perform a mix of genres from 1940s, right through to the current day. If you have a themed event or a particular favourite era of music, Timeless can provide a whole night of that for you, all with costumes to suit so that you get the full experience. The girls are also great friends which comes across through their performance and I thoroughly enjoyed their entertainment when I meant them at the Bijou Wedding Fair. I’m not necessarily a fan of older music but I absolutely loved their 1940s set and some of the other vintage music, their harmonies are so amazing and the way they interact together is lovely. They look fantastic in the themed costumes too, I would highly recommend this female group to anyone looking for a live vocals on their special day or any other event. I was mesmerised by their performance!Telephone: 07969 362854 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://timeless-music.co.uk _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Lucylou Photo Booths
Lucylou Photo Booths is run by myself and is another aspect of my business that can be booked as part of your wedding package or on it’s own.Entertain your guests at your reception and have endless fun with the comical wedding photo booth! The informal nature of the photo booth provides great entertainment and is especially good for capturing hilarious photos of the evening guests, very drunk guests and the nutters at the wedding. It makes for a fantastic talking point at any wedding, allowing your friends and family to have lots of fun whilst wearing silly props and cracking some crazy poses and also makes for an interesting and alternative guest page for your wedding album.The Wedding Photo Booth is completely open plan meaning that large group shots of your wedding guests are possible and everyone can watch and enjoy the fun.Telephone: 07543165272Email: Email: email@example.com http://www.lucylouphotography.com/wedding-photo-booth/ https://www.facebook.com/lucylouphotobooths _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Cakes and Catering
Karens Clever Cakes
Karen Mullings is incredible and creating beautiful bespoke wedding cakes that are works of art! From naked cakes to cupcakes, Karen can make anything and her cakes not only look amazing but taste delicious too!
Fancie Buns is run by Emma Woods, a talented, fully qualified chef with a natural flair for cake making. Her Cakes are beautifully decorated with love and care and taste just as amazing as they look! With a couple of wedding awards under her belt, you know you’re in safe hands booking Emma to create your wedding cake.
Telephone: 07796 614978!
The Hampshire Confectioner
Tyrone produces the most delicious hand made chocolates, macaroons and pastry treats with locally sourced products, that are beautifully presented and great as Favours and gifts for weddings and events, not to mention his amazing macaroon tower, a unique take on the traditional wedding cake. Definitely check his yummy creations out!
Table MannersTable Manners is focused on providing high-quality personal service and customer satisfaction and they design all their buffets to suit your occasion and budget. No set menus or tables….. just ideas. The business is Run By Stacey Fielding and her lovely friendly team keeping you and your guests well catered for at your special day with their pop up tea rooms and more. Their jacket potatoes with chilli and cheese and cake selection is just to die for! I had some of their creations at the Bijou wedding fair and they were so tasty, really recommend this lovely, family run business. Telephone: 07972 196461 http://tablemanners.vpweb.co.ukhttps:/ /www.facebook.com/AStablemanners _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Smallpiece Catering are a lovely family run business based in Hampshire and they pride themselves on creating bespoke menus for each and every client. They use fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce and the food is to a very high standard. I have worked alongside Smallpiece Catering and their team of staff were super friendly and the food was delicious…Highly recommended!
Telephone: 01489 877931
Merlins catering are extremely passionate about food and offer exquisite cuisine for weddings and events. Their chefs are trained to deliver exceptionally high standards of catering in a variety of locations and Merlins has a reputation for constantly exceeding customer expectations. Theye are proud to be in association with fine local producers, using only free-range meats and eggs and a large supply of organic ingredients. They love surprising their vegetarian clients and those with special dietary requests with innovative, thoughtful dishes.
Telephone: 01202 880446
Lucy’s Hog Roast
All Lucy’s Hog Roast meat is free range and is sourced from her husband’s High Class Butchers shop – PJ Jones, located on Sandbanks Road, Poole, Dorset.
Lucy can cater for BBQ’s, Hog Roasts or Lamb Spit Roast for any occasion, including weddings, birthdays, christenings, corporate events, or just a good old party, covering the South Coast, Dorset – Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas.
The range of what Lucy can cater for and offer is extensive, give her a call to discuss your ideas.
Bellissimo Wedding Planners exist purely to plan and create your perfect wedding day. They work alongside and support you as much or as little as you wish. They capture what is most important to you and eliminate stress or uncertainty in order for you to savour every moment of your special day.
Telephone: 01202 533014
Emma Casey Wedding & Events Planning
Emma is absolutely lovely! I had the pleasure of photographing her wedding recently and she really is one of the nicest people you will meet. Her passion and attention to detail is fantastic and she will definitely be an asset to your wedding, helping take away the stress of planning your big day!
Emma currently serves the Kent, Sussex and Surrey areas.
Telephone: 07583 237943