Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding - Mar/Apr 2020 (Issue 79)

Spring will soon be in full bloom with the promise of lighter nights and warmer weather on the way. Although I’m not prepared to ditch my winter woollies just yet, things are already hotting up here at County Weddings HQ. With Valentine’s Day delivering a fresh stream of couples embarking on their big-day journey; love is in the air and there’s a buzz of expectation. The first green shoots are pushing through and we’re excited for all the wonderful spring and summer nuptials to come. The peak wedding season will soon be kicking off in earnest and, as always, we’re here to help with advice from local experts and a whole host of fresh ideas. We’re keeping our finger firmly on the pulse to report back to you with all the latest trends, bridal must-haves, regional venues, fashion and more. Covering everything from a gallery of floral inspiration for all seasons on page 65 to what’s big in wedding catering on page 57, we’re on the case, helping you create your dream day. Local creatives from around the region have been busy showcasing their talents ahead of the peak wedding season to bring you themes, colour schemes and dreams covering everything from the traditional and romantic to the cool and unconventional, including an exotic Japanese-inspired spread on page 53. Enjoy! Sarah x Distributed by Marketforce (UK) Ltd, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HU. Tel: 020 378 79001 Email: Circulation Marketing by Intermedia Brand Marketing Ltd, Unit 6 Enterprise Centre, Kelvin Lane, Manor Royal, Crawley, RH10 9PE. Tel: 01293 312 001 Email: ISSN 2046-8474 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Sarah Reeve| Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Melissa Barker | Grooms Editor Hannah Faulder | Honeymoon Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor Kelly Andrews | Beauty Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 | Graphic Designers Sarah Hill | Stephanie Hodder Vicky O’Connor | Sarah Young 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 Ruth Swallow | 01376 514 000 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your Hampshire Dorset 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 Hampshire Dorset Wedding is published six times a year. Subscription rates are £17.60 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your Hampshire Dorset Wedding, c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @cwm_wedding Visit us online at and Sarah Reeve, editor Nothing quite says ’summer’ quite like a bright burst of yellow sunflowers. For a sunny Vitamin D boost, turn to page 47 to find out all about Hannah and Pete’s cheery garden party celebration. Green shoots cwe COUNTYWEDDING EVENTS WIN! A HONEYMOON IN OMAN, WORTH £3,000 The bridal suite in the Japanese Water Garden at the Larmer Tree wedding venue perfectly complemented the glorious photo shoot featured on page 53. 47 109 6