Your Surrey Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98)

All the latest from around Surrey NEWS Nearlywed DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY First Dance Studios has been providing dance lessons for couples and their wedding parties for more than 20 years and has taught over 2,000 couples at their dance studio in Woking, Surrey. New for 2023, First Dance Studios is launching a Valentine’s Couples Confidence Course. This hour-and-a-half workshop is designed for couples getting married in 2023 or 2024 and will cover concerns such as how to feel comfortable dancing together and a few basic dance steps to help you get used to being the centre of attention. The course is perfect for couples wanting to get confident on the dancefloor, for father and daughter dances and much more. The workshop will be taking place at the Woking dance studio at 2pm on Sunday 12th February, 2023. There is space for 10 couples, so get in touch early to secure your space. Head over to for more information. WEDDING FAIR ALERT! The Talbot, a historic wedding venue in the picturesque village of Ripley, is hosting a wedding fair. Situated between Heathrow and Gatwick, the 500-year-old property is just 30 minutes from Central London and boasts picturesque grounds, on-site parking facilities, 43 modern bedrooms, a restaurant and distinctive period features. It also has a licensed barn to say ‘I do’ in and an impressive archway that leads to a charming courtyard. The wedding coordinator, Krystyna, will be on hand to answer any questions you have and show you around the property. There will also be a selection of preferred suppliers on-site to help you plan your special day. The fair is taking place on 26th February, 2023, between 11am and 3pm. To register your interest, email Krystyna at or call 01483 225 188. Visit for more information. FRESHLY PICKED IDEAS Hannah Martin Flowers, a talented florist based in Walton-on-Thames, is offering a fabulous new moongate frame. Hannah, the owner, tells us more: “As we take a breath after a very busy summer of beautiful weddings, we start to look forward to the forthcoming elegant winter weddings that are booked into our diary. To expand our offering, we now stock a moongate frame that can be hired out to our couples for us to decorate. This adds a special wow-factor to the ceremony and can be used as a top table backdrop. We’ve also launched our new newsletter, The Stem Society, which is a great way to keep up-to-date with all our news and updates. We offer insider tips on how we create our displays and which flowers are our favourites.” For more information and to sign up for the newsletter, visit LOCAL NEWS 9