Your Surrey Wedding - April/May 2024 (Issue 106)

97 WIN! A honeymoon in the Maldives worth £3,000 Spring is all about new life with trees blossoming, daffodils flowering and young wildlife coming into the world. So, it’s a fitting time of year for a wedding as two people who’ve found love prepare to begin their own new life together. As we emerge from the long winter months, springtime nuptials make the perfect celebration, bringing everyone out of hiding! Everything about this time of year just feels joyous from the light, fresh flavours in food, to the oh-so beautiful flower varieties that come into bloom plus the lighter nights and warmer weather. When anyone tries to tell me that pastel palettes are out for weddings, I’m afraid I have to stick my fingers in my ears – la, la, la! Wildflower-inspired themes have made their way into my heart over the last couple of years and I for one refuse to see them fall out of fashion! Vibrant hues are all very well and good in any other season, but what could be more complementary in the spring than a glorious garden-inspired palette of pink, Peach Fuzz, lavender, sage and lemon? Be still my beating heart! There’s a myriad of ways to bring these shades bang up to date: just picture an ombre of fresh yellows with zingy citrus, lemon and mustard complete with Mediterranean vibes. Sunny and oh-so stylish. While we’re in the romantic mood, I thought I’d ask the county’s photographers to share with us the look of love in their favourite shots and I hope you’ll agree, they’ve produced some breathtaking, not to mention heart-warming results. Meanwhile, our experts have sustainability sussed out from page 67 and are ready to clue you in on ensuring your wedding doesn’t quite literally cost the earth. So, as ever, enjoy and keeeep planning! A new life ISSN 1751-7095 Your Surrey Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by Ellis Media and Events Ltd. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your Surrey Wedding is published six times a year. ADVERTISING Account Manager Anita Bridge | 01376 538 565 @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and Contributing editor Kelly Andrews | 01376 535 611 DESIGN 01376 535 616 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 MANAGING DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 32 FUR-EVER AFTER Fay and Daniel’s two Bernese Mountain dogs, Raphael and Sully totally captured my heart. Look in on their real wedding feature to find out about their big day duties. 51 VINTAGE ELEGANCE I love the way this issue’s shoot simultaneously captures the romantic rustic nature of its barn surroundings together with its oh-so glam and elegant main couple. I’m here for it! Kelly Andrews, editor Kelly x EDITORIAL Deputy Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | 01376 535 611 39 WEDFEST Lou and Sam’s vision was of an al fresco day with a festival vibe. So, they booked Gildings Barns and enjoyed the best... day... ever! Don’t miss their story. EDITOR’S LETTER 7