Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
If you're in the throws of planning your pre-wedding celebrations, check out our pick of the region's top hen and stag do options in the Aug/Sept issue out now.
The macarons featured in our Secret Garden shoot in the July/August issue are almost too pretty to eat. Check out www.wheretheribbonends.com
Lauren and Mike started married life with a bang! Pick up our July/August issue to see the full real wedding. Image by www.gemmagiorgio.com
I visited The Wedding Experience, Detling, recently (www.wedding-experience.co.uk) with my colleague, Your Surrey Wedding editor, Melissa Barker, and when this stunning silver gown from www.yourstruly.uk.com appeared on to the catwalk, we literally stopped mid-sentence to gasp. Fab-u-lous!
Image courtesy of www.whiterosephotography.co.uk
Couples can now get hitched at South Shields' The Customs House after the venue was granted a marriage licence for the first time. Visit www.customshouse.co.uk for more info
I adore real bride Sam's dress.
She said: "My dress was from Laura May Bridal in Cardiff. I wanted something that wasn't too formal and that would suit the beach. In the end, I opted for an Enzoani design called Gilly. I adored the A-line style, and I accessorised with a pearl headband and vintage shoes."
To see more from their big day turn to page 55.
Photographer's credit: www.craigsmithphotographywales.co.uk
Purchase your copy here – www.yoursouthwales.wedding/buy-a-copy
This little cutie is our new office pinup. We've fallen in love with Jack the miniature Shetland pony's well-groomed good looks and he's fast becoming a bit of a celebrity on the local wedding scene too. As a four-legged confetti carrier, he's a real show-stealer and is happy to stay for an hour or two post-vows to mix and mingle and pose for photos. Check out www.jackbrockltd.co.uk
I'm a sucker for vintage china and it looks a real treat for an afternoon tea wedding reception. This beautiful table setting features some lovely pieces supplied by Dorset-based Swingletree Vintage China Hire for a styled shoot at the historic Kingston Maurward wedding venue in Dorchester.
I adore real bride Nicole's dress.
She said: "I wore a gorgeous strapless gown called Gracie. I originally wanted a tight-fitting dress with lace sleeves, but I found the style didn't suit me. In the end, I opted for an Allure overskirt for the ceremony, which I removed for the reception. It made it look like two different out ts, and people were asking whether I'd changed clothes."
To see more from their big day turn to page 43.
Photographer's credit: www.jameshicksphotography.co.uk
Purchase your copy here – www.yournorthwest.wedding/buy-a-copy
This pastel-coloured giant French Fancie wedding cake by www.facebook.com/KMBakesx is at the top of my wedding wish list!
As featured in Sarah and Sean's real wedding feature in our Aug/Sept 2019 issue, this five-tier cake by Jamie Bakes Cakes included, from the bottom up, Madagascan vanilla with jam and buttercream, chocolate fudge and rich chocolate buttercream, salted caramel, zesty lemon with lemon curd and lemon buttercream, and fruit cake – divine!
Doesn't real bride Aimee look a picture in her princess-style gown? Aimee's dress hunt got off to a false start, as she explains, “Like many brides, I think I ended up with a dress that was the opposite of what I thought I wanted. Before I'd tried on any gowns, I thought I wanted a Boho style that didn't look too 'bridal'. I don't know who I thought I was kidding. I ended up with a high-neck satin dress with a huge tulle skirt – I couldn't have looked more bridal.”
Image courtesy of www.olegssamsonovsphotography.com
Check out our current issue for top tips and expert advice on how to look and feel your big-day best inside and out.
Abracadabra... I love the idea of having a magician to entertain your guests through your reception creating a feel-good atmosphere full of laughter and fun. Shock your guests with Kev G Magician. Find out more: www.mindgamemagic.co.uk
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