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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.

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Thank your best girls with an item of keepsake jewellery from award-winning, Torquay-based designer Claire Austin.

Every item is made with love in her studio and she offers complimentary design consultations in person or virtually.

Call 07927 534 092 or visit www.claireaustinengland.com to arrange an appointment and read more about her stunning designs in our latest issue available to download now for FREE!

Photography courtesy of https://www.mimosaphotography.uk

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Lorna Sansom is the cake designer, baker and sugar florist behind Sweet Marguerite Cakes based in Aylesbury and covering Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and beyond.

This mouth-watering design signals spring to me, with the bright, bold colours.

See more of Lorna's treats at www.sweetmargueritecakes.co.uk and in our fabulous new issue available to download here for FREE!

Image courtesy of https://bernipalumbo.com

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Check out Project Cakery (formerly Claire's Kitchen) for showstopping wedding cakes.

See more of designer Holly Elphick's work at www.projectcakery.co.uk and turn to page 55 of our fabulous new issue available as a free download to read more.

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If you go down to the woods today... you might just see a magical wedding with props by Rustic Rentals! See the full styled shoot shot by Maria Madison Photography in our April/May issue.

You can read Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding for free here.

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Is this the most epic group shot ever? See the full real wedding at Drapers' Hall shot by Doville Gail Photography in our March/April issue.

You can read Your London Wedding for free here!

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How could you resist this incredible dessert table? This couples knew how to treat their guests. See the full real wedding at Wharfedale Grange shot by Hayley Baxter Photography in our March/April issue.

You can read Your Yorkshire Wedding for free here.

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There's so much floral fabulousness in this dreamy real wedding! See the full real wedding at Hutton Hall shot by Matt Wing Photography in our March/April issue.

You can read An Essex Wedding for free here!

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Local wedding dress expert, Kirsty Hadwin reveals what you can expect from your first dress appointment.

"First of all, congratulations and welcome to your planning journey! You're bound to feel a little nervous attending your first bridal appointment, after all, it's not every day you get to try on a wedding dress. I can't talk for all bridal boutiques, but here at The Bridal House, we offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We like to think that we put our brides and her guests at ease minutes after they walk through the door.

"At the start of your appointment, your consultant will ask about your ideas and plans for the big day. Be descriptive, this helps paint a picture of how you envisage your special day and don't be afraid to ask questions."

To find out more about Kirsty, visit www.thebridal-house.co.uk

Read the full feature in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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Local hair stylist, Kim Carey reveals how you can style thick shoulder-length hair.

"Shoulder-length hair is perfect for a summer wedding and is very adaptable depending on your style and theme. If your wedding is more of a relaxed boho affair, then wear your hair down with textured curls. It's simple yet effective, and you could even add the wow factor with a flower crown or a pearl hair slide.

"Alternatively, if you're looking for an up do, opt for a soft bun pulled away from your face with romantic curls. This will stay in place throughout the day, and you could even add a veil, tiara or slide.

"Brides-to-be think having thick tresses is a problem for their trial when in fact, hairdressers love it. The camera decreases the volume of your locks, so we have to make sure it's big enough to still feature in your photos. Thick hair means we have more to play with and, therefore, more options."

To find out more about Kim, visit www.kimcareyhair.co.uk

Read the full feature in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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Wedding dress expert, Jen Jamieson tells us what you can expect from your first dress appointment.

"I can't speak for every boutique, but I can tell you about our process. When our customers arrive, they are met by either myself or my amazing assistant manager, Kyla. You'll be offered a drink, somewhere to sit, and we will ask you to fill in a profile form. Don't worry, this isn't anything scary – just questions to find out more about your wedding, such as the date and theme. This will allow us to tailor your appointment to suit your needs. We then go through the form, before coming to sit with you to discuss your requirements.

"We don't believe in pressure selling and want you to feel as comfortable as possible. It's not in any one's interest for you to be bullied into buying something you're not 100 per cent sure about or can't afford. Budgets are always taken into account, which is why we prefer to go through the layout of the shop with you before you start browsing the rails. This is especially important as there is nothing worse than a bride being passed a dress by an eager friend, only to fall in love with it and then realise it's twice her budget!

"In terms of what you need to bring, the answer is as simple as an open mind. You don't need to worry about shoes, underwear – although having light-coloured pants is a good idea! The staff should be there to help you as much or as little as you need them too."

To find out more about Jen, visit www.avamaybridal.com

Read the full feature in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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I'm obsessed with this incredible image from the shoot over on page 51 of the Mar/Apr21 issue. Believe me, you won't want to miss it!

Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding is free to download now at www.yourcheshiremerseyside/free-download

Image courtesy of www.jainebriscoe-price.co.uk

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Christina and Andrew hired a vintage Routemaster bus, which transported the groom and guests to the venue before returning for the bridal party. Read all about the wedding day from page 34 of the Mar/Apr 21 issue of Your Kent Wedding, free to download now at www.yourkent.wedding/free-download

Image courtesy of www.nphotography.co.uk
Bus supplied by www.theoldredbuscompany.com

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When it comes to dress shopping, there's a lot of pressure to find the perfect gown. You want something that's going to make you feel like a bride but also complement your figure and personality. To help, we asked Brecon Bridal Boutique to send in one of their favourite dresses.

W324 by Victoria Kay is an on-trend gown with a gorgeous new take on lace and includes a subtle sparkle that catches the light when the bride moves.

For more, visit www.breconbridal.co.uk

See more gorgeous dresses in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yoursouthwales.wedding/free-download

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Is this the cutest wedding guest ever? More pets at weddings please! See the full real wedding shot by Storybox Films & Photo in our April/May issue.

You can read Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding for free here.

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Soon we'll be partying together again – just like this couple! See the full real wedding at Hendon Hall shot by Edwin Marcow Photography in our March/April issue.

You can read Your London Wedding for free here!

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In our current issue we check out some of Yorkshire's coolest urban venues, including The Arches at Dean Clough Mills venue in Halifax.

You can read Your Yorkshire Wedding for free here. Image courtesy of Foxtail Photography.

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I can't get enough of this bride's awesome style. Later in the day she swapped her tailored trousers for a gorgeous full skirt. See the full real wedding at West Street Vineyard in Coggeshall shot by Wright Wedding Photography in our March/April issue.

You can read An Essex Wedding for free here!

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Why not set up an ice cream table where guests can serve themselves at weddings this summer like this one from Butterfly Occasions based in Swindon. Not only will it look cool, but it'll also be a great ice-breaker!

To find out more, visit https://butterfly-occasions.co.uk and for more wedding ideas, download our new issues for FREE!
https://www.yourgloswilts.wedding/free-download
https://www.yourberksbucksoxon.wedding/free-download

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What a wonderful look for a summer wedding! Hair and make-up artist Ione Kutz created this dreamy, romantic look.

To find out more, download our latest issue for FREE now and to book Ione for your wedding now that restrictions are lifting, visit https://www.makeupbyione.com

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Devon and Stephen first laid eyes on each other at work. “I'm a make-up artist and was doing prosthetic make-up on amputees during a training exercise that Stephen's regiment was on,” says Devon. “Our relationship blossomed, and later Stephen proposed next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District. We went to a spa to enjoy some drinks and treatments. Stephen had planned a meal and was going to propose later in the evening, but as I'm a light drinker, I wasn't keen on the idea of a meal or cocktails afterwards. He ignored my request and insisted we go to the cocktail bar. The whole thing was a surprise, but I did have my suspicions. Later in the evening, we were walking down a cobbled street towards Lake Windermere when Stephen clumsily got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Two dog walkers stopped and were the first people to congratulate us before we went and celebrated with champagne.”

Photographer's credit: www.scottandlees.com

Read the full wedding in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.