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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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This wedding gown needs no explanation. I fell in love with it when writing a feature about the exquisite dresses by designer Jessica Turner. It's just perfect for brides planning an autumnal wedding.

To see more of her collection, buy our issue on sale now and visit Willoughby & Wolf in Marlborough, Wiltshire, www.willoughbyandwolf.co.uk

Image courtesy of georginaharrisonphotography.co.uk

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Huntsham Court is a magnificent stately home set in the glorious Devon countryside on the border of the Exmoor National Park.

The entire house is available exclusively to hire for weddings. To find out more, read the review in our brand new issue on sale now and visit www.huntshamcourt.co.uk
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I love Emilie and Joshua's love story.

Emilie says: We met on a dating app and had an instant connection. We began talking on the phone every day and had our first date in Brighton. Josh kissed me on the pier, and we knew right away that we had something special. He popped the question in the Bahamas. He booked a candlelit dinner on a private veranda. We almost missed the reservation because we overslept during our afternoon nap! I wasn't expecting the proposal, and when he got down on one knee, I was blown away by the ring.”

To see more turn to page 46.

Photographer's credit: www.hayleybray.com

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Lancashire has lots of beautiful places to tie the knot. We spoke to photographer Nancy Lisa Barrett and asked what her inspiration for this shoot was.

She said: "The Inn at Whitewell is one of the most beautiful places in Lancashire. The property encapsulates everything we wanted to showcase in our styled shoot: a charming and alternative setting.”

To see more turn to page 85.

Photographers' credits: www.nancylisabarrettphotography.co.uk and www.andyphillipsphotography.co.uk

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I love the beautiful flowers used in this regional shoot. We spoke to award-winning hair and make-up artist, Jodie Shires from Minxes about her inspiration.

She said: "We wanted the pictures to look fun, moving away from posed stagnant shots. We incorporated bright lips, neon lights, statement headbands, gold bottles and a French bulldog."

To see more turn to page 91.

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

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We love when our readers get creative! Real wedding couple Katrina and James discovered this lifebuoy at a Whitstable market, upcycled it and used it as a selfie frame on the big day. Check out the feature on page 45 of the current issue.

Image courtesy of www.emmamigdenphotography.com

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The creativity of photographer Abi Boyle, of White Apple by Abi Boyle, has completely changed my opinion of phones at weddings. The subtle editing has given this image a magical feel created by the phone torches of the guests.
Abi adds, “I love this image, the couple were super-relaxed throughout their planning and during the run-up to their big day. Their only request was to have some shots outside, in the dark, with their friends involved. I can still remember the giggles and the tipsy conversations that were surrounding this image.”
Contact: www.whiteapplebyabiboyle.co.uk

This image was part of a photography special in Your West Midlands Wedding issue 63, on sale now.

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So cool...! Oxford rocks in a styled shoot in our Aug/Sept 2019 issue, as we celebrate the independent urban spirit. As photographer and organiser Philippa James says, "There are now fantastic options to allow couples to stamp their style on their day," and she explores some of them here with the help of collective Independent Oxford.

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We are so here for this bright and beautiful Mexican theme, chosen by Kat and Colin in homage to their engagement. Read all about it (and check out the gorgeous pics by www.chloeleephoto.co.uk in the September / October issue now!

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Who doesn't love a bit of live music on their wedding day because it sets the perfect atmosphere. Bethany Morris is an incredible solo cellist that works great at a small intimate setting and she can even create an arrangement of your favourite song! Check out www.bethanymorrismusic.com

Featured in Your East Midlands Wedding

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Feast your eyes on this gorgeous array of delicious desserts by www.nicssliceofheaven.co.uk, part of our Carpe Diem styled shoot on page 74 of the current issue.

Image courtesy of www.smpweddings.co.uk

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Carole and Steven's reception at Rise Hall was truly spectacular. Visit www.risehall.com for more information.

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Smoke bombs always make the coolest photos! Pick up our July/August issue to see more from this fabulous wedding. Image by www.weddingsbyanesta.com

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How amazing is Amber and Nathan's gravity-defying cake? See the full wedding in our August/September issue. Image courtesy of www.studiosquare.co.uk

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The Civic Centre is one of Newcastle upon Tyne's central landmarks, with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality weddings at both venues, the Civic Centre and the Mansion House. Visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/weddings for info

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Pumpkins are great as decorations for autumn weddings and don't have to scream Halloween. For more seasonal inspiration, see what Hampshire-based expert Nia Bradley-Hobbs of LuvShifting has to say on the subject in our hot topic feature in the current issue out now.

(Image: www.confetticoast.co.uk)

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A beautiful open-back dress provides the perfect opportunity to get creative and add some extra glitz and sparkle to your bridal look.
Norfolk-based Face 'n' Glitz offer the expert touch, plus their products are eco-friendly too!

(Image: Richard Jarmy Photography)

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This woodland-themed wedding cake from Devon-based Denise's Little Cake Company is the perfect pick for an autumnal wedding, www.deniseslittlecakecompany.co.uk

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This crepe silk satin fishtail dress with three-quarter sleeves is a best-selling style by Gloucestershire-based designer Ellie Lowe. It's the ideal choice for an autumnal wedding, www.ellielowe.co.uk

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I love this look that Hersham-based photographer Nicola Rowley created. She said: “We wanted to create a festival theme. The use of a stunning balloon arch from Balloonista, flowers provided by Lily & Myrtle and a vintage Campervan from Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers all added to the look we were after."

The image was photographed by Nicola Rowley Photography. To see more stunning pictures, check out the full shoot on page 97 of the current issue.

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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.

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East Sussex National Golf Club
Kings Lynn Town Hall
Eastwood Park Training & Conference Centre