Your Surrey Wedding - October/November 2022 (Issue 97)

£3.55 OCT/NOV 2022 HONEYMOONS, BEAUTY, FASHION, GROOMS, EXPERT ADVICE, FREEBIES AND MORE A minimoon in Portugal WIN! D esse t impres The latest trends for the wedding party Seasonal real weddings Pictur perfec Meet local photographers W explor ... Kingston & Richmond AUTUMNAL ROMANCE Onc upo tim Fantasy wedding dresses

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on the latest from around Surrey 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 55 HOT TOPIC Our experts answer your questions 95 COMPETITION Win a minimoon in the Algarve worth £1,000 CONTENTS OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 VENUES 19 SPOTLIGHT ON KINGSTON & RICHMOND Discover some of the best venues in the area 27 SWEET ESCAPES Tie the knot in a luxury hotel FEATURES 61 PICTURE THIS Local photographers showcase their favourite images 66 OUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER County Wedding Magazines’ senior editor Melissa Cullen shares her wedding planning journey 75 DRESSED TO IMPRESS The latest trends for the wedding party Cove look This issue’s cover has been sponsored by videographer Joseph Dunn-Cooper of Surrey-based Swansong Productions ( . It captures the wedding of Rochelle and Rhodri who tied the knot on 24th July 2021 at Richmond Golf Club. 66 61 19 3

REAL WEDDINGS 37 HOLD ME CLOSE Ciara and Sonny celebrated their big day at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club with a green, cream and white colour scheme 42 DRINK IT ALL IN Orlane and Adam tied the knot at Denbies Wine Estate 49 ONE FINE DAY Judy and Walter had a beautiful wedding at Langshott Manor HONEYMOONS 90 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 92 THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY Discover why Dubrovnik is the perfect honeymoon destination 94 WITH LOVE FROM MADRID Easter in Spain’s vibrant capital city 96 SWEET ESCAPES Enjoy a relaxing minimoon in some of the UK’s best boltholes FASHION & BEAUTY 68 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 69 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM Bring out your romantic side in one of these dreamy dresses decorated with whimsical lace, ditsy florals and crystal embellishments 80 HEAD TURNERS Pick a statement headband, hair clip or crown for that finishing touch 81 STANDOUT SLEEVES These statement dresses will take you from day to dancefloor 84 BEAUTY Q&A Local professionals solve your problems 49 37 90 GROOMS 87 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 88 AUTUMN DELIGHTS The latest seasonal must-haves for the groom-to-be 42 88 68 4

Win a trip to Portugal. Bring out your romantic side in one of these dreamy dresses decorated with whimsical lace, ditsy florals and crystal embellishments. 95 37 69 Ciara and Sonny celebrated their big day at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club with a green, cream and white colour scheme. 68The latest bridal news, buys and launches. Before I tied the knot, several of my friends warned me about the wedding blues – the feeling of sadness once the big day is over. It’s a strange feeling when something you’ve been planning for months or sometimes even years is over in the blink of an eye. To help avoid this, my hubby and I jetted off on our honeymoon to Greece a few days after the wedding. It was wonderful getting to spend quality time with each other, relaxing on the beach and exploring the sights. Having this time together meant we didn’t really feel a sense of sadness that the day was over and it extended our wedding bubble a little bit longer. If you’re stuck for travel ideas, we have a must-see honeymoon section focusing on gorgeous properties in the UK and abroad. Also, in this issue, we reveal the latest outfit choices for the wedding party, showcase work from local photographers and highlight some of the best venues in Kingston and Richmond. What’s more, we have three real weddings to help inspire you. If you’d like your wedding featured in the magazine or have been involved with a styled shoot, you can submit it at Meliss Melissa Cullen, Senior Editor Fu i u ISSN 1751-7095 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Melissa Cullen| Senior Editor and Grooms and Travel Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers |Stephanie Hodder Vicky O’Connor Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Anita Bridge | 01376 538 565 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Surrey Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. 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. Visit us online at and EVENTS & PUBLISHING @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines 6

Olivia Gibson discovers what makes Dubrovnik the perfect honeymoon destination. The latest openings and honeymoon destinations for couples post-vows. 92 90 Orlane and Adam tied the knot at Denbies Wine Estate. 42 66 Read all about my wedding planning journey. Judy and Walter had a beautiful wedding at Langshott Manor. 49 Local photographers showcase their favourite images. 61 EDITOR’S LETTER 7

BESPOKE MOBILE CRECHES AND CHILDCARE AT YOURWEDDING Instagram @roseeventnannies | With tailored packages to suit every requirement, from a complete creche, to evening babysitting. If you are considering a celebrant led ceremony, be it a wedding, vow renewals or a baby naming ceremony. We will work together to bring your story to life. We cover most of the UK and also travel outside of the UK. Beautifully tailor made ceremonies. Y u ream, ou isi n, ou ay, ou ay! We offer a free no obligation consultation to discuss your requirements call: 07947 610483 or email: @blessedcelebrants WE D D I N G S · C I V I L C E R E MO N I E S · F U N E R A L S We are currently expanding to provide tours of the local area which encompasses the North and South Downs, Home Counties, Surrey and Sussex. We are able to operate anywhere in the UK. Email: or call: 07957 952165 |

All the latest from around Surrey NEWS Nearlywed GET ME TO THE CHURCH Surrey and Sussex Trikes is a new business set up in August 2021 by Martin Ordish and his partner Debbie. Martin tells us: “We both have a background in the NHS, but I decided to leave to pursue my dream of running a trike company as I knew how amazing these machines were. It gives you the comfort of a car with the freedom of a motorbike. What’s not to like? “We purchased Ike the Trike from a UK dealer, the trike is custom-made by a German company called Rewaco. It’s comfortable with seatbelts and individuallyheated seats. “We undertake weddings, civil ceremonies and funerals if asked. We’re currently expanding to do tours of Surrey, Sussex and the home counties, although we can operate anywhere in the UK. There are very few other companies providing a tour service, but I believe we’re the only one specialising in weddings.” Visit for more info. PICTURE THIS Ryan Cox Photography, who has been capturing weddings for more than 20 years, has recently moved to Surrey. We spoke to Ryan to find out more about his business: “I had an established wedding and portrait business in the South East of Kent until I moved to Cranleigh, Surrey, following my partner starting a new job. I still travel back to Kent for weddings as I’m continually recommended via word of mouth, but I travel throughout the UK and globally for my work, so being more central than I was before is a big positive for me. “My work is a documentary style, but I’m always looking to create a fashionable, contemporary style when the opportunity arises. I work closely with my couples to create timeless images and stay away from fad editing, which will outdate very quickly. I always provide my couples with a full set of colour and black and white images, so they have a choice to suit their preferences.” To find out more, visit FLY AWAY WITH ME As demand for holidays around the world returns, luxury travel firm Kuoni has returned to Guildford’s High Street after a two-year closure. The store, which opened in October 2011, is in a prime location on the cobbled high street, but has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic when international travel was shut down. Honeymoons and other trips to celebrate special occasions are in demand, according to store manager, Samantha Young. She tells us: “There’s clear space in the Guildford market for us to thrive again, and we’re already seeing appointment bookings for people who want to come in and talk to us about their next big trip. We’re all about the human touch, giving real advice, helping people with their travel plans and making sure that we look after people from the time they book to arriving back home. The past two years has reminded people that if anything happens in the world, they want real travel experts to talk to who can help amend their plans and that’s something you can’t get online.” Check out for more information. LOCAL NEWS 9

ARRIVE IN STYLE Ultimate Classic Car Hire, based in Send, Surrey, now offers a remarkable selection of more than 35 classic, vintage and luxury cars. The owner, Tony Allen, put his teenage passion for collecting classic motor vehicles to good use by lending his cars to friends for their weddings. He tells us: “Way back in 1990, as the collection grew, I established my classic car hire business, and since then, my collection has grown exponentially into one of the most impressive in the South East of England. We maintain many fine examples of iconic Rolls Royces, including the Silver Wraith, Phantom II & VI, Silver Dawn and Silver Cloud, along with Bentleys, Jaguars, Daimlers and a selection of classic American cars, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Mercury. “If some of the cars look familiar, you may have spotted them in some of their starring film and TV roles in The Crown, Rocketman, Cruella and Made in Chelsea, to name but a few. Ultimate Classic Car Hire work with a variety of film and production companies in the UK’s burgeoning film industry. I would be delighted to help you plan your very special occasion with one or more of my famous motor cars.” Ultimate Classic Car Hire are proud supporters of African Revival, a charity set up by Tony in 2005 to provide access to quality education for children living in areas of extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, visit WINTER SAVINGS Brooklands Museum, a venue steeped in history, is offering a discount on weddings taking place in January or February 2023. Venue hire prices start from £895 (+VAT), a discount of £1000, and include access to the exhibits, a three-course wedding breakfast, wine during the meal, a complimentary menu tasting, an event coordinator on the day and much more. First opening in 1907, Brooklands has been through two World Wars, the Jet Age and beyond. It’s a place of great endeavour and ground-breaking achievements, spawning many great pioneers, drivers, aviators and engineers. Couples can take advantage of the many photo opportunities, such as under the wings of the Concorde, with the wedding car on the oldest remaining British motor racing track or next to remarkable motor racing vehicles. There is also the opportunity to book an exhilarating ride up Test Hill and part of the old track in a vintage car. Visit for more information on how to create the perfect wedding. NEW AND IMPROVED The Holiday Inn Guildford has unveiled a £550,000 refurbishment that has transformed its public spaces and introduced a new Open Lobby concept on the ground floor. The stylish Open Lobby, designed to provide guests with one multi-faceted public space to eat, meet, relax, socialise and work as they choose, will revolutionise the way guests live and interact at the hotel. Key features of the new Open Lobby include free high-speed Wi-Fi, a café where food and drinks are available around the clock, a versatile dining space with a range of seating from booths to high and low tables, a livingroom style Media Lounge with comfy seating, games and TV plus an E-Bar where guests can plug-in with lots of power points, a wireless printer and more. Simone Brinkworth, the general manager, commented: “I’m thrilled to welcome guests to our new and improved Open Lobby space. There are so many areas to plug in or switch off, that I know our business and travel guests will love what we’ve done. The new Open Lobby will also appeal to locals in Guildford and networking groups across Surrey as a desirable space to meet up and hang out.” Discover more at AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT Guildford-based magician Danny Jurmann, aka Red Hat Magic, has been awarded Most Entertaining Party Magician (UK) at the prestigious LUXLife Hospitality Awards 2022. The awards honour the efforts of people in the hospitality sector who consistently go above and beyond for their clients. Danny was assessed by the judges to be an expert in his field, dedicated to customer service, and having an ongoing commitment to providing unforgettable experiences. Danny said: “I’m stunned and delighted. There are many magicians in the UK and to have my work recognised in this way is an enormous privilege. Thank you to all my clients, I couldn’t have won without you” Find out more at 10

@carrielaversphotography @ejlewis HOME OF BR I T I SH MOTORSPORT, AV I AT I ON AND CONCORDE Historic Brooklands Museum is a wedding venue unlike any other, inviting guests to enjoy the spirit of Brooklands, bask in its history and create everlasting memories. FIND OUT MORE 01932 858 005 | | W E Y B R I D G E S U R R E Y K T 1 3 0 S L

‘Creating the prettiest pretties in all the land’ inspired by English Country Gardens Contact Casey Stone on 07564 285166 or email: Wedding Celebrant Calm, classic, confident with a twinkle in her eye Janet Shell is the go-to choice of many couples for their big day when they want a ceremony that reflects them and their love for each other. Janet weaves their story into her writing and delivers it with assurance and gentle humour, bringing together guests and family, however large or small the gathering. Janet also offers wedding, vow renewal and naming day ceremonies. For pricing please see the website Contact Janet directly | | 07730 409648 Janet is proud to offer an inclusive and respectful service Janet Shell FLOWERS Frankie Lane w: e: t: 07387407686 @frankielaneflowers Wedding & Event Flowers

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURSURREY.WEDDING Closing date is 30th November, 2022, unless otherwise stated. A MUST-SEE DISCOUNT Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa in Haslemere is offering our readers an exclusive five per cent discount on any wedding booked for 2023. This countryside location combines old-world charm with modern elegance to create a charming space to tie the knot. Situated on the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex border, this 16th-century award-winning venue is nestled within 22 acres of rural countryside with a charming lake close by and an on-site gym and health club facilities. The main hotel comprises of converted farm barns, cattle sheds, milking parlours and stalls. The Grade II listed Tudor farm house dates back to 1475, and most of its original character still remains. Original beams have been retained, as has the original oak door, which served as the main entrance to the house. Once the centre of a large estate, this is now the renowned restaurant and houses four individual bedrooms and suites named after Henry VIII and three of his unfortunate wives. Lythe Hill retains a rural ambience with the main restaurant looking out over mature forest as well as the beautiful lake, which adjoins National Trust land and an RSPB reserve Barfold Copse. To claim this fab discount, simply mention Your Surrey Wedding when booking. To find out more, visit the website Take advantage of these gorgeous giveaways and fab offers ACCESSORISE AND SHINE Award-winning Danish brand Sif Jakobs Jewellery is renowned for creating modern, luxurious designs with an affordable price tag. The jewellery is made of rhodium,18k rose gold or yellow gold plated 925 sterling silver, featuring high-quality zirconia stones that create a sophisticated and dramatic expression often featured in Sif Jakobs’ collections. County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with Sif Jakobs Jewellery to give readers the chance to win this necklace and earring set worth £158 from the coveted Belluno collection. Made with 925 sterling silver and the highest quality cubic zirconia, all jewellery is handcrafted and carefully inspected to ensure perfection. Visit Freebies &OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

WEDDING SHOWS AUTUMN 2022 ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated /CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents At County Wedding Events each show is professionally and meticulously run to ensure a variety of suppliers are on hand to help you plan your big day and are hosted by some of the loveliest premier venues in your area. All our shows offer you free entry and parking, a goody bag each containing gifts, and useful local information to plan your wedding. You will also have the opportunity to enter prize draw competitions and take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts on the day. ESSEX SUN 23 OCT | HOUCHINS WEDDING VENUE Houchin’s Lane, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1RT SUN 30 OCT | LAYER MARNEY TOWER Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9US 12PM-4PM

ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated As part of KD Events and Publishing Ltd, County Wedding Events (CWE) is ideally placed to offer you a wealth of experience organising events in the wedding industry. If you would like more information about either holding a wedding show at your venue or exhibiting at any of our shows, please contact us at, call 01376 514000 or visit WORK WITH US EAST ANGLIA SUN 23 OCT | SMEETHAM HALL BARN Smeetham Hall, Sudbury, CO10 7EU KENT SUN 6 NOV | HYTHE IMPERIAL HOTEL & SPA Princes Parade, Hythe, CT21 6AE SUN 6 NOV | PENSHURST PLACE Penshurst, TN11 8DG LONDON SUN 13 NOV | MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road,SM4 5JD SUSSEX SUN 30 OCT | SELDEN BARNS Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing, BN13 3UL 12PM-4PM

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THE PETERSHAM HOTEL, TW10 6UZ 02089 391 066 | Offering impressive views of the River Thames, The Petersham Hotel is a historic property in Richmond. Boasting Victorian splendour and a romantic restaurant, the venue has a dedicated team who will ensure every detail of the wedding is planned to perfection. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Ceremonies are held in The River Room, a charming space with a private terrace, views of the River Thames and Petersham Meadows and space for 30 guests. Wedding breakfasts are held in the light and airy Terrace Room with up to 30 nearest and dearest. Couples can extend the celebrations into the evening and dance the night away with up to 55 loved ones in the working wine cellars, which is transformed into a disco with lights, a dancefloor and a bar. WE LOVE... The Petersham Hotel offers lunch for two and an overnight stay for couples. KINGSTON AND RICHMOND Spo igh o ... BINGHAM RIVERHOUSE, TW10 6UT 02089 400 902 | Bingham Riverhouse is a Grade II listed manor house in Richmond with original masonry and refurbished sash windows. The Georgian Thamesside property was recently refurbished with the interior design done by award-winning, Nicola Harding. The hotel offers a classically-modern feel with a pink pastel-shaded bar and orange Penguin Classic books lining the dining room. The manicured garden, created by award-winning gardener John Tebbs from The Garden Edit, offers uninterrupted views of Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows. Located on the river, there are plenty of places to take photographs and guests can even arrive by boat. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The hotel can accommodate weddings and civil ceremonies of up to 90 guests. These special occasions generally take place downstairs in the garden rooms, opening onto the riverside terrace and English garden. Alternatively, couples can take over the whole house for the day, which includes 15 bedrooms and the Library or Drawing Room with space for dancing the night away. WE LOVE... Each wedding package can be tailored to suit the couple’s needs. REGIONAL VENUES 19

WARREN HOUSE HOTEL, KT2 7HY 02085 471 777 | Warren House Hotel is a Grade II listed wedding venue surrounded by five acres of landscaped gardens with picturesque views. This Victorian property is situated amongst peaceful gardens in the secluded Coombe Estate and still retains original fountains, statues, ornamental ponds, a hidden garden, sunken terrace and Italian loggia made from white marble. There is a warm and cosy atmosphere throughout and the space has recently been restored to its former glory with a modern twist. Inside is a new gym with top-of-the-line equipment, interactive screens and a renovated swimming pool. CELEBRATE IN STYLE The newly-refurbished Wisteria Lounge can accommodate 30 guests, and boasts a decorative fireplace and large stone mullion windows. It was one of the reception rooms of the original Warren House and is ideal for afternoon tea or intimate celebrations. Alternatively, The Edwardian Ballroom is an opulent room, with intricate plasterwork and glittering chandeliers that were modelled in the early 20th century on the Hall of Mirrors from the Palace of Versailles. The Edwardian Ballroom offers a beautiful setting for up to 70 friends and family. Originally designed for large meetings and corporate events, The London Room is a contemporary event space with additional atmospheric lighting and a dancefloor with space for 120 guests. Lastly, the Four Seasons (30) and Outdoor Lawn (120) can be used throughout the day and the Garden Terrace (120) and Persian Dining Room (120) are available for evening celebrations. WE LOVE... The happy couple will receive a free overnight stay, food tasting and a first-anniversary stay. RAVENS AIT, KT6 4HN 02083 396 960 | Situated in the heart of the River Thames is the charming Ravens Ait. Inside this luxurious wedding venue is a classic and sleek décor with subtle hues that can be dressed up in a variety of ways to suit any colour scheme. The main focal point is the picturesque lawn which can be admired from across the Surbiton end of the river. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Intimate weddings are held in the Thames Suite. Complete with views over the Thames, this bright and spacious room has lots of natural light and can accommodate 40 seated guests and 80 for a ceremony. The Britannia Suite comes complete with folding doors leading straight onto the decking area and space for 120 seated friends and family. Large celebrations are held in the marquee and lawn, which has a capacity for 250 nearest and dearest. WE LOVE... When booking the in-house caterers, the happy couple will receive a free menu tasting. 20

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The Coombe Estate area of Warren House is the wealthiest and most exclusive in the Royal Borough of Kingston and has been since the Victorian times. A charming Grade II Victorian manor house set in a formal garden that is close to London yet feels like a secret tranquil countryside getaway. The hotel is directly opposite Coombe Wood Golf Club, a five-minute walk to nearby Richmond Park. The venue enjoys excellent transport links to Wimbledon Tennis Club, Central London, Heathrow, and Gatwick airports. The magnificent ballroom, now a main conference hall, was built to resemble the hall of mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. The Persian Room contains a rare and interesting Persian Fireplace probably made to Sir Arthur Paget’s order at about the same time while the Winter Garden with grotto and the Italian style loggia are further examples of the architectural and domestic taste of the period. The conference and meeting rooms are light, airy and uniquely decorated. They all overlook the stunning and immaculate gardens with their beautiful shrubs, lawns, wildlife, statues, and fountains. The grounds include an octagonal fountain, a sunken walled garden, a grotto, and an Italian-style loggia that makes the perfect back drop for your wedding photographs. Each of the 46 individually styled and furnished bedrooms comes complete with a television, hot drink facilities, a complimentary mini-bar, hairdryer and modem point and desk and safety deposit boxes. Call us now for more details 0208 5471777 or email: WA R R E N HO U S E HO T E L , WA R R E N R O A D , K I N G S T ON - U P ON -T H A M E S , K T 2 7 H Y | Begin your happily ever after journey with us. With a dedicated team to take the stress of planning away from you whether you desire a small intimate wedding or a large grand affair, we’ve got you covered! Warren House Hotel is one of the most iconic Wedding Venues in Southwest London The Boleyn Hotel opposite the River Thames dates back to the 16th century and is the perfect venue for your magical day. The hotel’s flexible and spacious facilities enable us to host weddings and parties catering up to 250 guests in our newly refurbished Pearl Suite. One of our experienced event managers will work together with you to ensure that your wedding day is planned to perfection, stress-free and unforgettable. Our newly refurbished executive rooms are individually designed with a unique combination of colours and materials. Rooms are fully air conditioned, have comfortable large beds for a great nights sleep, flat screen TV’s and grohe power showers. 01784 455930 | | The Boleyn Hotel, 29 The Hythe, Staines, Middx, TW18 3JD

RICHMOND HILL HOTEL, TW10 6RW 02089 402 247 | Richmond Hill Hotel was built in 1726 and is made up of a row of Georgian townhouses that were once resided in by local dignitaries. The venue overlooks the historic Richmond Park, which was once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII and his predecessors, and offers impressive views of the Thames Valley. Although the property doesn’t have its own grounds, it’s located at the top of Richmond Hill and is just steps away from the National Natural Reserve with free-roaming deer and plantations. CELEBRATE IN STYLE Small weddings take place in the Queens Room, situated on the ground floor, this charming space has lots of character and can hold up to 40 friends and family. Situated in the heart of the hotel, The Richmond Room is a modern space with a raised private bar area and room for 110 guests. This room offers the perfect blend of 18th-century charm, contemporary touches and stylish elegance. Decorated in a Georgian style, the Ballroom is ideal for weddings of up to 180 nearest and dearest and boasts high ceilings, lots of natural light and sash windows. WE LOVE... W-day couples will receive a complimentary menu tasting, discounted room rates and a Georgian deluxe room on the night of the wedding. HAMPTON COURT PALACE GOLF CLUB, KT1 4AD 02089 772 423 | Tucked away within 600 acres of glorious gardens is the charming Hampton Court Golf Club. This hidden gem offers a romantic setting for an unforgettable celebration, civil partnership or vow renewal. CELEBRATE IN STYLE With just one wedding each day, couples can exchange or renew vows in the fully-licenced Long Water Suite which was named after the beautiful water feature in the Royal Park that was created by King Charles II in a spectacular show of affection for his bride-to-be. The Long Water Suite, with its vaulted ceiling and views across the park, can host 120 loved ones for a sit-down meal. The grounds can accommodate marquee weddings for up to 350 people. The fully-dressed marquee, terrace and outdoor bar is included in the hire. WE LOVE... The dedicated wedding coordinators have extensive knowledge and experience to ensure the day runs smoothly. 23 REGIONAL VENUES

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Swee escape Tie the knot in a luxury hotel BROOKLANDS HOTEL, KT13 0SL 01932 335 720 | Brooklands Hotel is a contemporary and design-led wedding venue located on the site of the iconic Brooklands Motor Racing Track. The fourstar property has a 1920s Art Deco-inspired interior with 131 bedrooms and suites for guests to choose from. Each bedroom is full of natural light, and many benefit from panoramic views over the neighbouring Mercedes-Benz World race track. The hotel is also home to a bar, spa and fitness facilities and a two AA Rosette-winning restaurant. Celebrate in style The panoramic Railton Suite has floor-to-ceiling windows that make the area feel bright and spacious with room for 55 nearest and dearest theatre style and 80 for the evening celebration. Alternatively, The Solomon Suite, a grand room with views of the neighbouring race track, can be used. This bright and spacious area has a modern design and can accommodate 50 friends and family throughout the day. Small weddings are held in The Napier Suite, which can cater for 64 loves ones for the service and 60 for the reception. There’s also the option to connect the Railton Suite and Napier Suite to create a combined space of 130. The Brooklands Suite has a contemporary design and is adjacent to the dedicated kitchen, which ensures food is seamlessly delivered during the wedding breakfast. It has space for 150 guests for the ceremony, 132 for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening party. We love... The hotel is offering a special offer for weddings booked in 2023. THE TALBOT, GU23 6BB 01483 225 188 | The Talbot is a 500-year-old property situated between Heathrow and Gatwick. Located just 30 minutes from Central London, the venue has on-site parking facilities, 43 modern bedrooms, a restaurant, a cosy bar, distinctive period features, a river close by and an impressive archway that leads to a charming courtyard. Celebrate in style Small celebrations take place in The Garden Room, Emma’s Room or the Victory Suite. The versatile Wisley Suite is also available. This self-contained area has high ceilings, chandeliers and space for 100 day guests and 80 for a sit-down meal. Boasting original beams and heaps of character, the 15th-century Surrey Barns can be used separately or in conjunction with the Wisley Suite for up to 150 friends and family. The barn also has a wooden bar with poser tables and a separate dining area. We love... Couples will receive a complimentary bridal suite on the night of the wedding, a room for their first anniversary and a menu tasting. THEMED VENUES 27

DENBIES WINE ESTATE LIMITED, RH5 6AA 01306 734 663 | Overlooking the Surrey Hills and 265 acres of vineyards, Denbies Wine Estate Limited is a charming wedding venue that’s home to 17 en-suite bedrooms, a must-see restaurant and a magnificent pavilion centrepiece that provides a striking backdrop for photographs and musical entertainment. Celebrate in style Small weddings of up to 50 guests take place in the Ranmore Suite. Alternatively, the Vineyard Hotel can accommodate 30 nearest and dearest and outdoor services for 150. The Garden Room overlooks the Cloisters Courtyard and has space for 150 loved ones throughout the day while The Denbies Suite, the largest room available, can hold up to 180 friends and family. We love... Lovebirds will be treated to overnight accommodation at Denbies Vineyard Hotel and a complimentary menu tasting. LYTHE HILL HOTEL & SPA, GU27 3BQ 01428 744 815 | Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa is a Tudor house that combines old-world charm with modern elegance to create a charming space to tie the knot. Situated on the Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex border, this 16th-century award-winning venue is nestled within 22 acres of rural countryside with a charming lake close by and an on-site gym with health club facilities. Celebrate in style Intimate nuptials of up to 30 guests are held in The Old Room, which has oak-panelled walls and a decorative fireplace. Alternatively, the Hampton Suite has high ceilings, exposed bricks, a neutral décor throughout and space for 80 loved ones. The Ivory Suite can accommodate 150 friends and family for the meal and 250 in the evening and boasts an impressive sky-view lantern roof and exposed beams. We love... The happy couple will be enrolled into the venue’s Tie The Knot membership, which provides them with access to the spa and health club in the lead up to the big day. 28

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STANHILL COURT, RH6 0EP 01293 862 166 | Stanhill Court was originally a Victorian country manor house, but the owner’s enthusiasm and passion for this historic building have led to a complete refurbishment with plenty of outdoor space, including an Amphitheatre and room to land a helicopter. Nestled within 35 acres of glorious gardens and woodland, this quintessentially English hotel has a traditional yet contemporary interior, a cabin-style bar, a bright Orangery and luxurious bedrooms. Celebrate in style The Lloyds Room overlooks the gardens and terrace and has a traditional décor with contemporary twists, wood panelling, an original fireplace and room for 50 guests. Following the refurbishment, the Orangery has been given a new lease of life with a modern décor and space for 180 loved ones. Offering moving partitions that can make the space smaller if needed, the Charlwood Suite is located in the heart of the venue and can hold up to 240 friends and family. The Amphitheatre is ideal for al fresco celebrations and can accommodate 240 nearest and dearest. We love... The happy couple will receive a complimentary bridal suite with a group breakfast the following morning, a menu tasting and a firstanniversary stay. STORYBOARD AT SHEPPERTON, TW17 8NP 01932 899 988 | Designed for grand and intimate occasions, Storyboard at Shepperton is a stunning place for special events. Alongside the flexible indoor spaces, the seven acres of beautiful landscaped gardens offer an ideal setting for welcome drinks, canap s, garden games and photographs. The terrace makes the perfect space for the wedding party to enjoy the scenery with a glass of bubbly. Celebrate in style Taking centre stage, The Set caters for up to 250 guests with the flexibility to divide into three rooms. A further two event spaces, The Green Room and The Fourth Wall, cater for more intimate groups, and there is a breakout area and an exclusive event bar to complete the space. Storyboard at Shepperton also features a dedicated kitchen that offers a ‘Set & Service Hire Only’ option for weddings, which means couples can bring their own caterers. We love... After a perfect day, couples can enjoy a good night’s sleep in the contemporary rooms of the coupled hotel, Holiday Inn London-Shepperton. 31 THEMED VENUES

Pre-register for all of our events at ASCOT RACECOURSE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 2023 WEMBLEY STADIUM, 3TH MARCH, 2023 THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE, DATE TO BE RELEASED SOON MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, DATE TO BE RELEASED SOON X Sarah Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we’re looking forward to kickstarting our Autumn wedding show season. From must-visit local fairs in some of the region’s best wedding venues to our larger Signature Wedding Shows, we can’t wait to welcome back our couples and help plan their wedding days. Here’s what to expect when attending one of our events... Whether you’re joyous that restrictions have passed, or are still a little hesitant, couples can rest assured our venues are continuing to maintain some of the government guidelines and measures to ensure everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy the day: • Attendees will need to pre-register to attend events • There will be allocated time slots for visitors • All venues will also have enhanced cleaning procedures, with hand washing and sanitising facilities still available • Spaces between exhibition booths will be maintained to ease congestion • Optional face masks • Anyone with symptoms must refrain from visiting Each event will boast a huge range of specialists who will be on hand to talk through your planning ideas and requirements; venues, bridal boutiques, photographers, florists, cake makers and more, there’s everything you could need to plan your wedding under one roof. On the day refreshments will be available to purchase from each of the venue’s on-site restaurants, bars and cafés, and attending our exhibitions is free! For more information on any of our exhibitions visit County Wedding Events’ website. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Sarah Ellis, Sales and Events Director County Wedding Events. Psst! Our pre-registered Signature Wedding Show visitors will have the chance to win a £250 gift voucher courtesy of A date for your diary... GREATEXPECTATIONS

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Hol m CLOSE Ciara and Sonny celebrated their big day at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club with a green, cream and white colour scheme Images courtesy of HayleyB Weddings Ciara and Sonny have known each other since they were children. “I went to school with Sonny’s sister,” says Ciara. “Later in life, we bumped into each other, and there was an instant spark. I was attracted to Sonny’s good looks, sense of humour and chivalrous manners.” Sonny surprised Ciara by proposing on Christmas Day in 2017. “I had been quite picky about never being proposed to on a special occasion, so the fact it came on Christmas Day made it all the more surprising,” shares the bride. “My favourite film is Love Actually, and even after seeing it a million times, I never get bored, so Sonny decided to reenact the scene where Keira Knightley opens the door and has a declaration of love held up to her on big whiteboards. Sonny had our daughter help and it didn’t click until about the third page what was happening, but I said yes!” Here the bride shares some of her favourite moments from their big day... 37 REAL WEDDINGS

The grounds at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club are just beautiful. We loved that we had the freedom to create the day we wanted using our own suppliers and ideas. Marian and Kim from Hampton Court Palace Golf Club worked so hard to make sure everything went smoothly and helped us plan the day to perfection. We wouldn’t have changed a thing! The centrepieces were pink flowers from BBL Floral Design. Katy from Icing Elegance provided our cake. Sonny and I made a sweet table and created a picture collage of all our guests on their wedding days. We hired traditional London buses from Rent A Routemaster to take our guests from St. Matthias Church to Hampton Court Palace Golf Club. It was a massive success and got our friends and family in the party spirit. For our favours, we gave our guests scratch cards and a lucky penny which doubled up as place names. 38

On the morning of the wedding, I felt surprisingly calm. Once the official church part was over, we were both excited and grateful to have all our family and friends in one place after so long apart. I wore a Monsoon wedding dress. I felt so comfortable and accessorised with a mid-length veil and pointed shoes from ASOS. We had Ed Harvey Music perform for our drinks reception. He is a friend of one of our guests and was amazing! He even managed to sing songs that catered for all ages. The bridesmaids opted for dark green gowns with gorgeous pleated bodices and romantic cowl backs. Sonny chose a navy three-piece suit with a grey-checked waistcoat from Dapper Formalwear while the other members of the party wore navy versions. DJ Lee from LR Disco Entertainment was unbelievable! We never stopped dancing and laughing. The marquee was just perfect for what we wanted, and it set the right tone for the evening. 39 REAL WEDDINGS

CIARA AND SONNY’S CONTACTS Ceremony venue, St. Matthias Church Reception venue, Hampton Court Palace Golf Club, | Photographer, HayleyB Weddings, | Bride’s dress, Monsoon Groom’s suit, Dapper Formalwear, Make-up artist, Holly-Louise Make up Artistry, | Cake, Icing Elegance, | Flowers, BBL Floral Design, | Transport, Rent A Routemaster, | Entertainment, LR Disco Entertainment, | Singer, Ed Harvey Music, 40

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