Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - September/October 2023 (Issue 100)

white headband, and changed into party shoes from Jimmy Choo. However, they didn’t last long with all the dancing, and the bride wore her Veja trainers. James wore the same as his groomsmen, tails with a baby blue waistcoat to match the bridesmaids and the day’s overall theme. Lauren’s best girls looked beautiful in blue gowns from Maids to Measure. The bride chose the colour but allowed them all to pick their own style to ensure everyone was comfortable. The flowergirl wore a dress from JJ’s House. TIME TO CELEBRATE Since James and Lauren were involved in music when they were younger and loved live music, picking a great band was essential. Soulstar Music were a hit with the pair and guests! Singer Katy has an incredible voice, and the band was flawless. They also learnt the lovebird’s first dance song, and the pair couldn’t recommend them more. Suiting the relaxed vibe of the day, a cricket match was held in the middle of the grounds, roping in as many guests as possible who didn’t mind picking up a grass stain or two. MEMORABLE MOMENTS The couple’s wedding was full of memorable moments from start to finish. Lauren says, “What stood out for me was how relaxed all our guests were throughout the day. When the band came on, people were dancing and having a great time, which was lovely. At the end of the evening, our guests created an arch for us to leave, but they all continued to run down the garden and there was an ongoing arch, which was really special.” James says, “My groomsman making an effort to travel from Australia was so special, and we appreciate loved ones baking to add to the dessert table. Edward at Wintershill Hall took out all the stress of dealing with so many suppliers arriving over the week – we’re so thankful for the team’s help!” HONEYMOON Lauren and James went to Canada for two weeks for their honeymoon. They stayed in Vancouver Island and Whistler for the first week before they flew to Toronto just outside the city for the second. James says, “The scenery in Canada is so beautiful, and one of the highlights was Chief Hike in Squamish, Whistler. The array of wildlife was also a highlight.” 40