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Another wedding snapper whose wedding pics I am loving right now is Essex-based Shianne Mercer Photography. “My style is best described as natural, emotive and story-telling,” explains Shianne. “I understand the importance of formal group portraits, but also like my photos to tell a visual story. I love that each day is different, and how each moment is a precious memory created on one of the most magical moments of your life."
With prices starting from £1,300, contact www.shiannemercerphotography.com for more info.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, check out the Hearts & Crafts Rum Cask Single Malt Whisky available from the Cotswolds Distillery. Read all about it in our new issue available to download here for FREE and to shop, visit https://www.cotswoldsdistillery.com
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, check out the many flavours available from The Cocktail Society, the UK's leading cocktail delivery service based in Oxfordshire. Read all about it in our latest issue available to download here for FREE! Personally, I'll be enjoying a classic Negroni this Valentine's Day, cheers! To shop, visit https://thecocktailsociety.uk
This beautiful image was taken by www.upartphotography.com at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth showing what an incredible wedding venue this is. Turn to page 17 of our new issue available to download here for FREE to take advantage of our exclusive offer and see the real wedding of Kelly and Chris on page 39, https://thedukeofcornwall.co.uk
Located in the sleepy Yorkshire town of Settle, Falcon Manor is a romantic wedding venue that'll become exclusively yours for your special day. Surrounded by breathtaking vistas that create a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding or celebration, Falcon Manor embraces its former elegance as a historic manor house while introducing modern touches and contemporary design. The grandeur of the manor's architecture is complemented on the inside, with a roaring log fire in the entrance hall to welcome you as soon as you walk through the door. Step into the light-filled Garden Room boasting the most beautiful feature lighting and a luxurious, neutral design that'll enhance your chosen theme and styling. The latest issue is available now. Read Your Yorkshire Wedding magazine for free!
Recognising how important couples' pets are to them, the number of dog-friendly wedding venues in Kent is ever on the rise. Kerry at Furrytail Weddings says, “Pets are family and couples don't want to leave them out.” So, hiring a specialist supplier can make this a breeze. Kerry continues, “Dedicated staff take care of your fur baby's transport and care needs or help them carry out special duties such as being a ring bearer. What's more, here at Furrytail Weddings we're fully-insured to meet the new Kent registrar rules surrounding animals and weddings.”
See more from our Finishing Touches feature in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourkent.wedding/free-download
Vicky and James met through their best friends. Maid-of-honour Poppy met her true love, Mike, many years ago and he's best friends with James. The pair knew they'd be perfect for each other and how right they were. Vicky says, “As soon as we met that was just it for the both of us. We have the same daft sense of humour and we're not afraid to be ourselves.”
James proposed in Paris just before the first national lockdown in 2020. They went out to explore the city of love their first evening there and when they got back to the hotel after enjoying a night of champagne, James got down on one knee. “It was so intimate, so perfect, but he was so nervous he asked me to be his husband,” Vicky laughs.
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
Tying the knot in central London doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on romance and dreamy styling and the city shoot in the current issue of Your London Wedding showcases just that.
Photographers Leanne Ashcroft and Mal Sivapunniyan teamed up with a group of talented local suppliers to create this set of luminous, dreamy, romantic images. For the style conscious romantics out there, why can't you glide through the streets of London wearing that elegant, floaty dress? Why should you sacrifice dreamy delicate bouquet details? The answer quite simply is – you shouldn't!
Have you thought about what you're going to do with your bouquet once your special day is over? On average, eight per cent of a couple's overall budget is put towards flowers, yet there's often no thought about what happens to them afterwards. Gone are the days when the only option was to bin them or air dry them, there are now lots of ways flowers can be preserved.
Encapsulated Memories is a small business in Llanharan offering flower preservation. The owner, Emma Cross, tells us more: “I've been building this dream for just over a year. It all started because I wanted to learn how to preserve my own bouquet from my wedding. My heart and soul goes into every order and I feel so honoured to be able to preserve such precious, memorable handmade pieces. I offer framed options, resin and new jewellery products.”
See more from our Handmade in South Wales feature in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yoursouthwales.wedding/free-download
PERLA NOVA BRIDAL
Where: Hadleigh, Suffolk
Prices: £1,800 to £3,800
Sizes: 6 to 16
Owner Kirsty Vaughan says...
The lowdown: Perla Nova brings that coveted bridal cool to the heart of Suffolk. Championing some seriously slick designers (we're talking about the likes of Made With Love, Jane Hill and WONÁ Concept) not to mention a truly personal experience for each and every bride that steps through our door, we're with you every step of the way. Our carefully curated bridal concept studio boasts an unrivalled blend of personal shopping meets bridal – all tailored to the modern bride. We bring the ultimate bridal mix: a relaxed, contemporary studio environment, customisable gowns with optimal fit, your own personalised edit of gowns, on-site parking, a personal stylist (with two decades of experience), bubbles (naturally) and a seriously luxe bridal experience to boot.
Favourite dress in store: Currently, it's Made With Love's Archie.
Top tip: Be true to your own style; pick a bridal boutique that reflects you and makes you feel comfortable.
Appointments: 01473 948 768 | https://perlanova.co.uk
The latest issue is available now. Read Your East Anglian Wedding magazine for free!
With an opulent palette of navy and gold this team created a shoot full of drama and elegance.
"We've wanted to do a styled shoot with Crowcombe Court since before Covid,” Paul Warren of Maple & Fleur Photography shares. So, when the chance presented itself he and his team of local professionals wanted to go all out and do the best they could. They chose a navy and gold palette as it's a theme they all love, but not one they often see at weddings. “We wanted something small and unique that shouted opulence,” Paul explains. “So, we went with a navy base and brought in blue floral and gold accents with the cutlery and styling.”
See more from the shoot in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourbristolsomerset.wedding/free-download
Owner of Beauty Ninjas Claire Reed, together with her team of local wedding suppliers, set out to demonstrate their versatility through three different themes. Claire tells us: “For Becky's boho styling we chose a curly chignon and kept the make-up earthy in tone. These images really showcase the stained- glass windows at the Hotel, and the cake and invitations were designed to complement the boho theme.”
See more from the shoot in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.your-sussex.wedding/free-download
Leanne from LB Photography and Louise A'Ness Makeup Artist teamed up to create this bridal shoot. “We know brides are looking for something a little bit different, so we wanted to create a French feel in the UK, and we found exactly that at the Warwickshire Lavender Farm,” says Leanne. “We decided on two different dresses. The first dress from Jo at Bridal Reloved in Coventry was an organza waterfall skirt and lace bodice by Martina Liana. With this dress, Caroline from Palm & Peony Flowers paired it up with a peach bouquet. The second dress was a fun, flirty tea-length dress by Sassi Holford with beautiful appliqué daisies and a detachable bolero jacket. Caroline created a second bunch of gorgeous flowers to match the dress. Louise, our amazing make-up artist, created a sun-kissed look on our beautiful model, Ioana. Laura from Elegance Bridal Hair Design chose a relaxed half up style with a beach wave and teased out the curls, so it flowed beautifully in the breeze.
“We had all worked so hard to create this, so I wanted the images to be relaxed and fun,” adds Leanne. “I wanted to show brides that you do not have to stand still for your portraits. You can have fun, swirl your dress around or channel your inner model and have fun with your photos!”
See more from the shoot in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/free-download
On a spring afternoon, an assemblage of highly-talented wedding professionals collaborated together to bring this Italian Riviera-themed shoot to life in no other than the Surrey Hills. Barnett Hill is a mesmerising four-star hotel located in Guildford. The surroundings of the century-old manor are enriched with rural charm and a winding tree-lined entrance. Its contemporary design made the fitting canvas for the theme, which allowed the work of over 20 contributors to truly shine in all their glory. The team effort resulted in a romantic and authentic wedding showcase which beautifully captured the charm of a destination-inspired wedding celebration and the service led by Helen Noble Celebrant of Surrey fit the feel of the shoot perfectly.
Wedding planner and shoot coordinator, Celebrating Love by Lucia Penma, tells us: “As creatives and suppliers of the wedding industry, we wholeheartedly believe that a wedding can be so much more than the traditional viewpoint. With the injection of colour and originality, an elegant and stylish event is highly achievable. With a touch of creative flair, you can cultivate an unforgettable wedding, which speaks volumes in years to come. We encourage you to go against the grain and challenge the conventional wedding day by embracing cultural characteristics and stylistic differences. You might just surprise yourself with the outcome!”
See more from the shoot in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yoursurrey.wedding/free-download
Lynda and Richard met on a dating app. “We went to a board game café for our first date,” says Lynda. “We spent several hours playing various games and walking around Avenham Park. I loved how at ease I felt around him and I knew I could be myself with him. I enjoyed his company so much and knew I wanted to see him again. Thankfully he felt the same and I was able to see him two days later when he asked me to be his girlfriend.”
Richard took Lynda away for a surprise trip for her birthday. “I wanted to propose somewhere that had a bit of a geeky twist to it,” shares Richard. “As it was our second anniversary coming up, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity. I surprised Lynda with a trip to Alnwick Castle, which is the main Hogwarts set in the Harry Potter films, which was an initial bonding point for us. Before the trip, I had got a golden snitch box 3D printed, and when researching what ring to get, I paraded Lynda around the gemstone section of the Natural History Museum to get an idea of what type of style and stone to go for. On the day, when we were in a secluded part of the castle overlooking the countryside, I got down on one knee and asked the question.”
See more from their wedding in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download
I for one love nothing more than seeing pets at weddings! If you, too, want your fur baby at your wedding then Hexham's Langley Castle Hotel have released a helpful guide to include your faithful friend in your big day... All you need to do is read our Nearlywed News pages over on page 9 of the January/February issue!
It's funny how life goes around in circles, isn't it? I first met Chris around 15 years ago when we both worked on magazines: me as a journalist and Chris as the graphic designer! Lo and behold, he popped up again after all these years as a wedding photographer! Shooting with his wife and based in Colchester, this shot epitomises what weddings should be all about – fun with your nearest and dearest.
For more of their shots and info check out Chris Bradshaw Photography.