Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2022 (Issue 90)

NEW IN Andover-based Test Valley Bridal Services ( has become an authorised agent for BWR London wedding rings. Owner Patricia Ireland reports, “We can now offer brides and grooms a bespoke, personal wedding ring design service and the whole process takes around five to six weeks.” Choose from a range or combination of different metals including yellow, white and rose gold, the rings can also be set with sparkling precious stones and lazer-engraved. “The only limits are your imagination and budget,” adds Patricia. MAKE A SPLASH Push the boat out for your hen party with a weekend aboard a yacht sailing around the Solent. Sound like your idea of fun? Then Lymington-based Raggy&Boo has just the thing. The event management specialists are offering an exciting package full of fun, action and relaxation, on and off the water. With your own private skipper for two days of daytime sailing, you and your best girls or boys will be treated with goodies on arrival while you settle into your sailing boat and spend the first night in Lymington harbour to enjoy the pubs, bars and restaurants of the buzzing Georgian town. The skipper will set sail the following morning so you can sit back and relax, enjoy the views or get involved if you fancy it, before berthing for the second night in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Day sailing packages are also available, for full details visit THE EXTRA TOUCH Epic Photo Booths just got even more epic! The Southampton-based business has added a new selection of backdrops to its offering in a variety of sparkly colours and designs to suit different themes. “Couples can now choose the premium design layout for their photo booth prints from the comfort of their armchair and team it with the perfect backdrop,” says owner Michelle Holding. The backdrops are for use with the company’s vintage retro photo booth consisting of a handmade wooden tripod and also has a matching rustic guest book station. Traditional versions and even an inflatable LED cube photo booth are also available. Visit to find out more. CONGRATULATIONS! A big Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding high five to The Bride’s Wardrobe in Blandford Forum (, named Bridal Boutique of the Year 2021 Dorset in the Southern Enterprise Awards. SAVE THE DATE Hampshire’s Olivia George Bridal ( in association with Spiral Events ( is bringing its Curve Fashion show to the Norton Park Hotel in Winchester on 20th March, 2022. The show will be featuring their new Maggie Sottero Curve range with sizes ranging from 14 to 30. BUSINESS DUO Hampshire’s Romsey Bridal Boutique ( is starting out 2022 with new co-owner Annika Martin joining Tara Reddish behind the helm. Annika started working at the boutique in August 2019 and got stuck in straight away helping with a designer weekend within her first month of starting, a charity event at a local hotel and a menswear photo shoot. “After getting engaged herself and being on the search for her own wedding gown she came to realise that she wanted to not only work in a bridal shop, but eventually have one of her own,” says Tara. “Her dream came true in November when she joined me as co-owner and we’re so excited by the fresh ideas and new eyes she brings to our beautiful boutique.” 10