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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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Wedding photographer Daniella Marinos located in the Cotswolds offers a natural, documentary style of photography designed to capture those special moments between couples, as seen here.

We caught up with Daniella for some big-day tips on selecting the perfect wedding photographer.

Turn to page 59 of the current issue on sale now to read more.

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Polhawn Fort is a romantic coastal wedding venue located in South East Cornwall. It's perched on a cliff overlooking Polhawn Cove. We spoke to Sarah Turpitt, the general manager of the property, for tips on big-day drone photography and videography. To see more, turn to page 64.

www.polhawnfort.com

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We love this paper floral arch by Paper Tree Design, as featured in our Oct/Nov 2019 issue, in a dedicated venue styling feature. Click here to buy the copy and find out more about what our special contributor Nicola Jackson of Cotswolds wedding blog Hanami Dream had to say about up and coming styling trends

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Love the idea of edible favours (and so will your guests!). Many designers will be able to create treats such as biscuits, macarons, meringue kisses, chocolate lollipops and cake pops! Our A-Z of all things cake will fill you with sweet inspiration in our current issue. Buy your copy here - https://www.yourhertsbeds.wedding/buy-a-copy

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Before Laura's big day she tried on at least 50 dresses! In the end she found the one at Boutique Brides of Crosby, photographed by wedding snapper extraordinaire Amy Lou Photography. For more of Laura's wedding click here.

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Local photographer, Jo Greenfield from Jo Greenfield: Photographer reveals why you should book an engagement shoot.

"An engagement shoot is the perfect way to combat any worries you may have about your wedding photos. Use the experience to practice posing and to connect with your photographer. Your chosen supplier will quickly learn what you're both comfortable with and use their expertise to make you feel relaxed. It's beneficial for you to see your photographer's editing style before the big day. Initially, you're probably going to hate your shots because it will reveal all your imperfections. I'll be the first to admit that I hated my wedding images, but once I saw the way my husband looked at me, I began to get really emotional and saw them in a whole new light. I didn't have an engagement shoot, and it's one of my biggest regrets. If your supplier offers a pre-wedding shoot as part of their package or as an extra, take them up on it. Your pictures are a big part of your day, and knowing what to expect will make the process a lot less daunting."

For more great advice, turn to page 62.

Photographer's credit: www.jogreenfieldphotographer.com

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Local florist, Annabel Grange from Butterflies and Bows reveals how you can incorporate flowers into your venue decor.

"Pedestal arrangements can be used during your ceremony and moved to the reception area. Flower garlands have different textures and can be positioned over mantlepieces, around columns, draped on staircases and even placed along the front of the top table. Free-standing arches, rings and stands are on-trend. These can transform a dark corner or embellish a cake table. Look for large blooms such as hydrangeas and bubbling gypsophila for your centrepieces. A single flower head can be added to your chair sashes. Use silk ones to ensure they don't fade over the course of the day. Don't forget about outside spaces. Transform them by adding jugs of large blooms such as gladiolus."

To see more great advice, turn to page 77 of the current issue.

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When the lovely Karen at www.blessingsbridal.co.uk sent me this pic of gown Christina, it stopped me in my tracks. Breathtaking in its simplicity, and that neckline… See this and more stunners on page 91 of the current issue.

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This bride looks STUNNING! I love her natural make-up created by Emma Louise Makeup. Image captured by www.sumartdesign.com

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How delicious does this sound? This pear, orange and ginger chutney by Rosebud Preserves would make great favours! Find it at www.rosebudpreserves.co.uk

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Check out our Tale of Two Cities shoot in the current issue - a must for any couples who are struggling to showcase both their interests in the wedding styling. Organised by Rose Decor Styling, images by The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography. You can buy a copy here.

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This image inside The Granary at Fawsley is just stunning! I love this image because every corner of this space has been thought about. The décor creates this soft airy look that's simple but dripping in elegance.

Turn to page 23 in our August/September issue of Your East Midlands Wedding magazine to find out more.
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Liverpool has been revealed as having the happiest marriages in the UK! Find out more on page 9 of the current issue.

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I love Jessica and Kristian's love story.

Jessica says: "Kris was casually strolling past and decided to introduce himself. We spent the rest of the night chatting and eventually swapped numbers. We saw each other a few times throughout the trip and had a couple of dates once we returned to the UK. Despite the fact that we got on well, the timing wasn't right, and we parted ways. Two years later, Kris plucked up the courage to call me, and the rest is history. Kristian popped the question on Christmas Eve in 2017. It was a massive shock. We had just packed up the car before setting off on a three-hour drive to Bath to spend Christmas with my family. As I was walking down the stairs, Kris asked if I liked the new bow he had put on our dog's collar. As I edged closer, I saw a small tag attached that said 'Will you marry my daddy?' Once the clogs started turning, I slowly figured out what was happening. By this point, Kris had got down on one knee and was holding a Clogau engagement ring.”

To see more turn to page 55.

Photographer's credit: www.wearewecreate.com

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We love to hear about new venues, and news of www.kingsdownrectory.co.uk is the latest to reach our ears. Turn to page 59 of the current issue, where it's the star of a gorgeous styled shoot.

Image courtesy of www.katehennessyweddings.com

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The talent of cake designers truly amazes me; they look far too good to eat!
This beauty is from Farm House Cakes, based in Worcestershire, and is one of many tempting creations from this talented baker.
Check out www.farmhouse-cakes.com

Head of over to our news pages, to read a Q&A with Farm House Cakes' designer Charlotte.

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This amazing cake not only looks and tastes great, it's vegan too! Norfolk-based Trudy Copeland has set up her new business The Iced Vegan to prove that vegan cakes can be enjoyed by all and aren't the dense, oaty creations people often think they are!

(Image: Light of Grace Photography)

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This groom's stylish tie and pocket square is inspired by the couple's wedding flowers and designed by LuvShifting. The Hampshire-based business makes fabulous wearable art including kimonos, scarves and sashes, using beautiful silks designed from your proposed floral creations; perfect as a lasting reminder of your big-day blooms.

(Image: Ellie Major Photography)

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This rustic-themed wedding cake is ideal for a winter celebration from Devon-based cake designer Claire Makes Cakes. Delivery can be arranged throughout the South West, www.clairemakescakes.co.uk

Photography by www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk

Buy our latest issue on sale now to see more of Claire's designs, plus other big-day bakes. Purchase your copy here: www.yourdevoncornwall.wedding/buy-a-copy

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With Guy Fawkes Night just around the corner, we love this display from G-Force Fireworks. Why not give your guests sparklers to hold and hire a firepit?

Buy our new issue on sale now to find out more about hosting a firework display at your wedding. Purchase your copy here: www.yourgloswilts.wedding/buy-a-copy

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When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention County Wedding Magazines when making any enquiries.

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