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

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER Olivia Gibson shares her top picks from this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the counties 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 78 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice on wedding dilemmas 89 COMPETITION A fairytale escape awaits at Ballygally Castle in Northern Ireland CONTENTS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023 VENUES 15 GOING LOCAL Fall in love with these stunning properties in Portsmouth 21 BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE Magical venues that are perfect for winter weddings On the cover This issue’s cover has been taken from the styled shoot on page 47, which was captured by Emma Winters Photography. Check out: 71 21 FEATURES 47 WAVES OF LOVE The charming coastline provided the perfect backdrop to this rustic and chic shoot 53 DIAMOND OF THE SEASON Check out this Bridgerton-inspired shoot at Merley House 57 LOVE AT FIRST BITE The complete guide to wedding catering 71 LOOKING YOUR BEST Local professionals solve fashion and beauty concerns to get you big-day ready 86 CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS We’ve put together the ultimate guide to pets at weddings to help you create the perfect day 3