Editor loves and inspiration

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

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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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Diamonds truly are a girl's best friend and this sparkler would put a smile on any bride's face! Designed by award-winning British designer, Andrew Geoghegan, this pear-cut satellite diamond ring is available at www.gatwardsofhitchin.co.uk. Check out more jewellery advice in our current issue - out now! https://www.yourhertsbeds.wedding/buy-a-copy

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The Donnington Grove styled shoot in our Oct/Nov issue really shows off this beautiful venue, thanks to the work by the Wallingford Collective contributors, headed up by photographers Wallingford Portraits. To see more, buy our latest issue by clicking here.

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This semi-naked three-tier cake from Stone Cottage Bakery featured lemon and blueberry, chocolate fudge and strawberry and white chocolate flavours. For more of Kayleigh and Richard's wedding, shot by photographer Carn Patrick, buy our latest issue here

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Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars have added this stunning car to its fleet. The Grand Imperial is superior both inside and out, with cream leather sofas, diamanté buttons and it can seat up to seven people.

Find out more on page 57 of the current issue.

Purchase your copy here – www.yournorthwest.wedding/buy-a-copy

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I love these gorgeous 1930s inspired mint green dresses. The design is ideal for both adult and teen bridesmaids.

It comes from Felicity Westmacott. Turn to page 71 of the current issue to see more of her fabulous work.

Photographer's credit: www.debsalexander.com

Purchase your copy here – www.yoursurrey.wedding/buy-a-copy

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Autumn bliss. Take a look at Kerry and Craig's wedding day on page 55 of the current issue, and see whether you can spot the Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Image courtesy of www.fionamillsart.com

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These Berta dresses are drop-dead gorgeous! Check out new stockists The White Collection. Image by www.sallycavephotography.co.uk

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When it comes to dresses, backs are the new fronts! See more of this beautiful shoot in our current issue, available here. Images by Natalie Hamilton Photography.

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All the love for this incredible Hedingham Castle wedding in our current issue! Check out Chris Wooman Photography's new website for more inspiration - www.chriswoodmanphotography.co.uk

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At Katy and Art's wedding, the use of candles creates a romantic and cosy atmosphere. The use of different hight candles is so simple but very effective.

Turn to page 39 in our August/September issue of Your East Midlands Wedding magazine to find out more.
Purchase your copy here - www.youreastmidlands.wedding/buy-a-copy


Photo credit: Jonathanflintphotography.co.uk

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There are plenty of top seasonal tips over on page 71 of our current issue. This gorgeous autumnal bouquet was created by www.bookerflowersandgifts.co.uk

Image courtesy of www.lucyhannahphotography.co.k

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Lisa and Andrew decided to have a fairytale-themed celebration.

Lisa tells us: "For our centrepieces, we opted for a Beauty and the Beast theme. We purchased rose globes that lit up and had candelabra decorated with figurines from the film."

To see more turn to page 49.

Photographer's credit: www.andrewdowlingphotography.co.uk

Purchase your copy here – www.yoursouthwales.wedding/buy-a-copy

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Moon gates are the latest trend in venue styling and are fab for an al fresco weddings. They make a great focal point for your vows and smartly double up as a selfie backdrop. Kathryn and Robert modelled theirs, crafted by www.wildbloom.co.uk beautifully. Check out page 51 of the current issue.

Image courtesy of www.hollisterphotography.co.uk

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When thinking about the perfect silhouette to flatter everyone you can rarely go wrong with a wrap dress. By no means a new trend, it's a classic style and being so versatile it looks great whatever the body shape. Victoria Moore of Victoria Lou Bridal (www.victorialou.co.uk) adds, “Are your bridesmaids different shapes, sizes and height? Do they like a particular neckline or want to cover up a certain area? It can be hard to find one dress to suit an entire bridal party and find a dress that will complement each of your maids. Our Victoria Lou Multiway Dresses could be the ideal dress!"

This pretty picture is from our Dressing the Bridal Party feature in issue 63 of Your West Midlands Wedding, where you can also be inspired for the mother-of-the-bride outfit and also the groom's outfit.

Image by: Bellabambini Photography

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Inspired by her local park, Davina McFarlane (www.davinasimoneweddings.com) created this lush Parisian garden look, featured in our September / October edition. Now the nights are turning in, it's an apt reminder of how to bring the outside in. Image courtesy of www.dianacrownpictures.com

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As a gin lover myself, I was excited to learn of Pinkster Gin's latest launch. Their new Hedgepig Gin Liqueurs are not only a great addition to the big-day bar, they're helping to preserve our prickly friends too.
Made by Cambridgeshire-based Pinkster using fruit from local orchards or foraged from the region's hedgerows, 50 pence is being donated to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for every bottle sold.
Available in four deliciously fruity flavours they can be served with cheese, desserts or topped up with prosecco as a wedding cocktail.

Our on-line advertisers

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.

The Conservatory at the Luton Hoo Walled Garden
East Sussex National Golf Club
Kings Lynn Town Hall
Eastwood Park Training & Conference Centre