Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 96)

THE PERFECT SETTING Pop along to The Casa Hotel’s free Winter Wedding Fayre on Sunday 26th February 2023, and discover the charming venue hidden amongst the trees on Handford Lane in Yateley. The fayre will begin at 11:30 am and finish at 3:00 pm – there’s no need to book an appointment. Enjoy complimentary prosecco and canapés while exploring the property and meet with a selection of Hampshire’s award-winning suppliers. What’s more, couples will also receive special supplier discounts and receive a goodie bag. The Casa Hotel is a 17th-century property offering the dream wedding setting. The brick exterior is covered in climbing plants and the homely interior has been decorated to match different colour schemes. For more information, contact the venue’s wedding specialist Jasmine, via or call on 01252 873 275. Check out the venue: DRESSED TO IMPRESS Real Green Dress is launching a range of take away wedding dresses for brides on a budget in February 2023, and the team are so excited! Priced from £195, these restored vintage and original contemporary dresses are perfect for those looking for eco-friendly options for their big day. The sizes run primarily from a modern 8 to 12, but larger sizes are available occasionally – it’s always worth checking with owner Erica Arnold about the current stock. The ethical bridal retailer opened in 2012 and has provided clients with vintage-restored dresses and accessories ever since. Erica says, “My clients are some of the nicest people, and I’m so lucky to have a creative job that makes so many people happy!” Discover more about the company: FINISHING TOUCHES RNLI College’s new range of charity wedding favours is a meaningful and ethical way for couples to thank guests for the love and support on their special day. Overlooking Holes Bay, the RNLI College is a bright and modern venue with a fabulous waterfront setting on the edge of Poole Harbour. The venue is perfect for weddings, with licensed spaces for ceremonies and stunning reception areas. With the charity wedding favours, couples will not only give guests a memento of their day, but those the venue rescue the chance to say “I do” one day. Shop on the venue’s website to find some ideas for wedding favours and gifts that goes towards helping save lives at sea and keep families together. From pins, keyrings, sweets and stationery – there’s something for all weddings. Check out: THE ULTIMATE MAKEOVER The Anchorage, part of the Metropolitan Pub Company, has opened its doors to offer the ideal setting for guests to indulge in seafood favourites and British classics after a full refurbishment. Situated in Poole, the former Loch Fyne site has been given a complete makeover inside and out to create the perfect setting for visitors. The new site looks fantastic with a floor dining area, terrace seating and six hotel rooms. Ideally located just a short distance from the seafront and with an extensive menu full of tasty dishes created using the finest British produce, the venue offers the perfect pre-wedding getaway destination. Check out: 10