Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 95)

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W E D D I N G S A T T H E M A N S I O N Perfectly located near the River Hamble, The Mansion at Coldeast is a beautiful example of Victorian architectural splendour. With high ceilings, period features and wonderful outlooks to 9 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands. 50% OFF ROOM HIRE WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR JANUARY - MAY 2023 WEDDING EXTRA F IZZ 6 BOTTLES OF PROSECCO ON TOP OF YOUR PACKAGE IF YOU BOOK A JUNE - DECEMBER 2023 WEDDING To redeem our booking of fers, please quote ‘HAMPWED23’ when enquiring with our sales team at COLDEAST DR I VE , SAR I SBURY GRE EN, SOUTHAMP TON, SO31 2P T - 01489 359333 Images courtesy of:

REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER Olivia Gibson shares her top picks from this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on news from around the counties 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 73 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice on wedding dilemmas 89 COMPETITION A luxury getaway awaits with renowned hotel brand Guest House CONTENTS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 VENUES 15 GOING LOCAL Fall in love with these stunning properties in Dorset 21 WED AND BREAKFAST Discover hotel settings that are perfect for the vows On the cover This issue’s cover is taken from Hayley and Ty’s wedding on page 35, which was captured by the talented 51 21 FEATURES 47 UNRULY HEART Check out this glamorous shoot, which featured a black, white and gold colour scheme 51 MOMENTS FROZEN IN TIME We look back on some of our favourite weddings from the last few issues 77 MADE WITH LOVE Discover all things handmade around Hampshire and Dorset 82 WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND Our guide to creating the ultimate seasonal celebration 3

REAL WEDDINGS 28 SEASONAL SPLENDOR Sean and Kirstie had an autumnal wedding at Burley Manor 35 IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME South Lawn Hotel was the perfect setting for Hayley and Ty’s festive wedding 41 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Charlotte and Shane had a beautiful wedding at 10 Castle Street HONEYMOONS 90 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations 92 GREECE IS THE WORD Summer in Santorini and Athens 94 IN LOVE WITH THE LAKES A myriad of delights lie in wait in The Lake District for UK honeymooners 96 PURE LUXURY Discover The Belfry Hotel & Resorts in Sutton Coldfield GROOMS 85 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 86 WINTER LUXE The latest seasonal must-haves for the groom-to-be FASHION & BEAUTY 57 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news, buys and launches 58 WHAT’S TRENDING? This is what brides-to-be will be wearing in 2023 66 SHINE LIKE A DIAMOND Dazzle this festive season in gold, pearls, charms and diamonds 68 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the must-haves for the bride-to-be 70 SKIN FOOD Discover how to achieve that much-desired bridal glow the natural way, through a healthy diet of skin-loving foods 71 BEAUTY Q&A Look your big-day best with help from the professionals 58 28 92 86 90 35 4

01983 612711 seaviewhotelandrestaurant seaviewhoteliow T H E S E AV I E W H O T E L T H E H I G H S T R E E T S E AV I E W I S L E O F W I G H T P O 3 4 5 E X The Seaview Hotel on the Isle of Wight is situated only a stone’s throw from the sea, the incredible Seagrove and Priory Bay are right on our doorstep. We are the perfect venue for your boutique wedding and reception. Our team uses their unique combination of experience and creativity to provide delicious food and service which we have been awarded 6 consecutive two AA rosettes.

How beautiful are these accessories by Charlotte Cornelius Bespoke Jewellery? Charlotte and Shane’s wedding was full of stunning features, including these beautiful blooms created by Flowers by Design. Hello lovely readers and welcome to another issue of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding! I don’t know about you, but this year has flown by – I’m still not sure where the last few months have gone. As we prepare to say hello to 2023, I can’t help but reflect on the past year and what an incredible 12 months it has been with many unforgettable moments. I’m so thankful to have made so many amazing memories with loved ones after the past few years, and to finally be able to travel again to some amazing destinations. As we enter the winter months, it’s time to welcome Christmas with open arms! The festive season is always a popular time to pop the question and if you’ve just got engaged, you’ve come to the right place. You’re in for a treat this issue, which is full of oh-so glamorous weddings and plenty of wow factor. Don’t miss out on our photography feature if you’re at the start of your wedding journey! Here you’ll find some of our favoutire weddings from the last few issues and the talented photographers behind them. Discover beautiful pieces created with love as we focus on all things handmade, from stationery items to bespoke wedding dresses and everything in between. This issue is packed full of advice from top experts to help make the planning process much more manageable; it doesn’t matter if you’ve just got engaged or are about to tie the knot. Every couple wants to look their big-day best on their wedding day as they’ll look back on the images for years to come. That’s why we have features dedicated to beauty, bridal fashion and attire for the grooms. That’s all from me, have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! Olivia x Olivia Gibson, Editor Winter winds Getting the setting right is key when it comes to creating the perfect day, so we’ve gathered venues to showcase the incredible spaces on offer around Dorset to help with the process. 15 41 77 ISSN 2046-8474 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Olivia Gibson | Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor, Beauty Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor Melissa Cullen | Senior Editor, Grooms and Honeymoons 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 Ruth Swallow | 01376 538 568 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. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS 6

Looking for your dream gown? We’ve selected some showstopping designs that are sure to turn heads - thank us later! 58 Calling all rock‘n’roll lovers, check out this alternative shoot that’s oh-so glamorous. Psst, Fab Frocks is offering readers 20 per cent off orders. Hayley and Ty had the most perfect winter wedding at South Lawn Hotel. Sean and Kirstie’s wedding featured seasonal flowers and an autumnal colour scheme. 47 35 13 28 Enter for a chance to win a mini-moon worth up to £2,000 – what are you waiting for? 89 EDITOR’S LETTER 7

CLOVER & FERN W E D D I N G P L A N N I N G , C O O R D I N A T I O N A N D S T Y L I N G w w w . c l o v e r a n d f e r n . c o . u k p h o e b e @ c l o v e r a n d f e r n . c o . u k 0 7 7 7 0 7 3 6 8 1 5 B e s p o k e p a c k a g e s t o s u i t y o u , i n c l u d i n g f u l l w e d d i n g p l a n n i n g , p a r t i a l p l a n n i n g , o n t h e d a y c o o r d i n a t i o n a n d v e n u e s t y l i n g C o n t a c t f o r a f r e e i n i t i a l c o n s u l t a t i o n : Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. We are here to help make your day special. Choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony on the terraces and enjoy your first meal as a married couple upstairs in our beautiful function room. We work with you to plan every detail – from the decorations to the menu for the wedding breakfast. We understand each wedding is unique and we cater to suit your needs. Choose BOSC for the perfect wedding venue in Hampshire BOSC, Bolley Avenue, Whitehill & Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 9HG 01420 558 086 BOSC, the perfect wedding venue in Hampshire If you wish to have your wedding ceremony at the Guildhall or would like to enquire about making a booking, please email or telephone 01264 368307 Built in 1825, Andover Guildhall is an iconic and imposing Grade II* listed building located in the centre of the historic Hampshire market town. It boasts an impressive interior and grand sense of occasion, with the upper hall featuring a beautiful ceiling and elegant décor. The venue is ideal for civil ceremonies and comfortably seats 55 people. School Road, Fawley, Southampton, SO45 1EA Hampshire and Dorset’s largest stockist of Mother of the Bride and Groom. We are an award winning Boutique who was also chosen by Gok Wan as his make over partner for Hampshire. With over 1000 dresses in store to take away with you on the day and not forgetting co-coordinating hats and fascinators. SALE NOW ON! To make way for new Summer 2023 stock we have 50% OFF many styles throughout November Please contact us for your 1-1 appointment with one of our friendly knowledgeable style experts. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 10-3pm Closed Mon, Wed & Sun Please email or phone 02380 894500 Mother of the Bride & Groom at A great dress doesn’t happen by accident, It happens with an appointment at Charisma

Nearlywed DRESSED TO IMPRESS Based in Bournemouth, Chameleon is always looking for ways to help offer the most stunning gowns to brides-to-be. That’s why the team has added the Ukrainian designer, Milla Nova, to their rails. The staff are honoured to carry this fantastic label as the designer is only stocked in a few handpicked boutiques in the UK. Milla Nova is a female-led business founded by two sisters who have taken the international bridal market by storm. Their designs are fashion-forward yet commercial, edgy and wearable. All the gowns are handmade in their own design houses in Ukraine by talented seamstresses – the quality of the fabrics and construction are superb. Chameleon is the longest-standing bridal retailer in Dorset, having attained 38 years in the industry. Owner Anneliese Ward says, “We’re a modern, laid back and luxurious boutique with the largest selection of designer gowns in Dorset. Plus, we’re the only ones with our own bar too!” The team is passionate about what they do and is on hand to make every appointment extra special. They know how important finding the one is for clients, so they offer a fun and relaxing atmosphere while offering advice along the way. Discover more: TIERS OF JOY After moving to Andover, the team at Ditsy’s Cakes are celebrating their first anniversary at the new studio. After the last couple of difficult years, the wedding season is back in full swing with many wedding fayres, no restrictions and consultations taking place in person – allowing the company’s wonderful new space to be fully utilised. Owner Suzanne Glew has been working hard to create new designs, including sculpted cakes to push her skills to the next level. She says, “I love bringing ideas to life and making classic designs as well as bespoke pieces. I can cater to certain dietary requirements with various flavours available.” Discover more about the company: IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME Wedding planning can be a stressful experience, so take a break and escape to Oakley Hall in Hampshire this festive season with the venue’s Ultimate Luxury Christmas Break package. As couples make their way up the property’s winding driveway, the stunning surroundings and hotel’s grand exterior will take their breath away. With 50 bedrooms, a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant and 315 acres to explore, the hotel has it all. Inside, the venue features an original Georgian interior with some modern touches throughout. Feel extra festive this Christmas and enjoy tasty dishes, entertainment and a luxurious home away from home. Discover the stunning surroundings in the crisp winter air where pairs can explore the woodland areas and gardens that are well looked after. Enjoy full English breakfasts, a festive afternoon tea with mulled wine, both a Christmas and boxing day lunch, a live singer and there’s even entertainment for the little ones. The package starts at £855 per person for two nights and £995 for three. Discover more: NEWS Catch up on news from around the counties 9 LOCAL NEWS

CREATING MEMORABLE EVENTS Based in Portsmouth, Funbooth Ltd offers entertainment and venue styling pieces with an extensive catalogue of items available to hire for all celebrations. Throughout 2022, the team has been working hard to provide memorable weddings using their ever-growing range. Guests have thoroughly loved the company’s photo booths, sweet treats and crisp wall service that was a new addition to the range. Clients have shared great feedback for the staff’s delivery, set up and collection promises for chair covers, centrepiece décor and large letters that have added the wow factor to events. The company has many exciting plans for next year with new faux tree and flower pieces arriving as well as backdrops and a personalised signage service launching in January. When it comes to making spaces look incredible, the company has a vast range of options, from a starlit dancefloor to different backdrops as well as table linen hire, chair covers and more. When it comes to sweet treats, Funbooth Ltd has got different services available, from freshly made candy floss and popcorn to a choice of sweet carts. If you’re planning to make the most of outside space, the team has some awesome activities to hire, from a giant inflatable dartboard to bouncy castles. Discover more about the company: DELICIOUS DISHES Nestled in Test Valley, The Crown Inn Upton has won the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for dining. After being named one of the top 10 per cent of restaurants around the world, the team are grateful to be recognised for their outstanding service and delicious dishes created using fresh ingredients and local produce where possible. By testing the limits and creating dishes with a twist, the team have received amazing reviews on Tripadvisor over the last year from diners around the world – which led them to receive the award. Owner and chef Dave Watts says, “Winning this award again means a great deal that our guests consistently feel they have had a top-notch experience. One of our aims is to ensure they get a warm welcome and leave wanting to come back again and again.” The Crown Inn Upton is the ideal setting for romantic date nights before the big day. Here couples can enjoy dishes from seasonal menus while spending quality time together. Check out: DREAMY SETTINGS Set in the middle of an agricultural estate in a very private corner of the New Forest, couples will approach Hale Park down a long avenue of lime trees. Surrounding the house are the extensive grounds, which feature a small rose garden, a topiary, a maze, two ponds and many hidden areas to discover. Hale Park recorded a pair of firsts in 2022! The venue’s first woodland wedding took place in the Shellhouse part of the garden; the couple were married in front of 100 or so loved ones under a Wellingtonia Sequoia in the glade. The team has also been busy with the newly refurbished south wing, which now provides the ideal setting for bridal parties the night before weddings and the morning of. There’s also a new suite where nearlyweds can stay on their big day in a huge fourposter bed with billowing romantic voile curtains. The Hale Park Weddings team is entering its fourth year of operation. They have been busy creating memorable ceremonies in the Drawing Room and other spaces around the property. The grounds have been used for marquees, bouncy castles, crazy golf, bucking bronco, fish and chip vans, bands, quartets, fireworks and DJs. Discover more: 10

Wedding & Venue Dec ations UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL DECORATIONS FOR YOUR SPECIAL WEDDING DAY At Balloon A RoomWeddings we can provide balloons, chair covers, sashes, centrepieces, light up letters, draping, post boxes, sweet carts, garden games and flower walls for your wedding or event. Please get in touch today for your free no obligation quote. 3 C U C K L I N G T O N G A R D E N S , B O U R N E M O U T H , B H 9 3 Q R Email: • Mobile: 07799 664421 Bringing you luxury and shabby-chic style accessories to your special occasion. From 4ft light up letters, light up neon’s and backdrops to centre pieces and garden games, we provide all the accessories you would need for all occasions. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tel: 07791 807332 Email: Venue Styling Prop Hire ENCHANTED ACCESSORIES HIRE WWW.MAG I CALLYCRAFTEDCAKES .COM | 07472 538053 FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM @MAG I CALLYCRAFTEDCAKES Magically crafted cakes is a small family run business from our home studio on the beautiful isle of Portland in Dorset We create beautifully unique and individually designed wedding cakes which will not only look amazing but will taste fantastic too! We put our all into every order and are characterised by our attention to detail. We love to be part of making your memories on your most precious day and will work with you from the initial consultation right to your wedding day. We have a substantial flavour menu which we are adding to regularly. Whether your preference is traditional fruit, a trendy flavour sponge or a daring alcoholic delight we can accommodate. We can also create most of our flavours in a vegan range! I love to create unique designs and often step outside the box of tradition.

Perfectly situated in the heart of Portsmouth next to the sea, we offer a truly unique venue for your special day. We have a variety of wonderful spaces and packages to cater for your wedding, with newly-refurbished rooms available for the bridal party and guests. Fully-licenced marriage venue | Wonderfully unique setting | Perfect location by the sea Beautifully grand reception rooms for any par ty size | Fabulous bridal suites with newly-refurbished rooms for guests too | Amazing offers on bespoke packages A WEDDING VENUE YOU’LL LOVE SET SAIL ONYOUR LIFE TOGETHER Visit for more information and to book Or contact us now to talk to our team about your bespoke package 023 9282 4231 Queen Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3HS

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.YOURHAMPSHIREDORSET.WEDDING Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs STYLE STATEMENT On your wedding day, light up the room in these statement gold ear climber earrings which bedazzle with four intricately cut moonstone gems. The sparkling gemstones, in a staggered line, descend in size and sit in an 18k gold-plated setting. Every detail has been well thought out, from the size of the stones to the slight curve of the earrings, creating the perfect mesmerising bold earring for a bold woman. Founded by Ramona Gohil, an inspirational female entrepreneur passionate about her British Indian heritage and culture Rani & Co is not just any jewellery brand; its crafted unique pieces symbolise how powerful women can be. Check out County Wedding Magazines’ readers have the chance to win a pair of Rani & Co Moonstone Climber Earrings worth £64.99! Freebies &OFFERS LOOKINGYOUR BEST Fab Frocks Boutique is a Dorset-based company that provides the ultimate online destination for attire. For more than 22 years, the team has gained a wide reputation from its range of dresses that are suitable for all occasions. The company’s home delivery service is easy to use and should the outfit not be quite right, returns are straightforward. With everything from mother-of-the-bride and groom looks to daytime, evening and cocktail dresses – the company makes finding the right style so much easier. Once customers find the perfect attire, why not search through the fabulous range of accessories from hats, hatinators and fascinators? We’ve teamed up with the company to offer readers 20 per cent off their next order when they use the code YHDW20 at checkout before January 1st 2023. Discover stunning attire here: Tia London FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

The Port House , Marina Keep , Port Solent PO6 4TH has just finished a major refurbishment which has seen the venue transformed into a beautiful waterside venue with contemporary furnishing and delicious bespoke Hampshire food and produce , the on site caterers are vanilla catering and Events. Vanilla’s key ethics are attention to customer service and the use of top quality local ingredients. These result in bright, modern, food styles, presented with attention to detail in an unfussy yet friendly manner. They are members of county food group Hampshire Fare and are thus committed to using as much locally sourced produce for their menus as possible. On booking your wedding at the Port House you are appointed with a wedding planner who will advise on everything from timings to table plans. This is a complimentary service supplied to all couples There is a fully licensed bar on site which has been manufactured from reclaimed railway sleepers making it a wonderful focal point at the venue. Parking is complimentary and plentiful. The Port House is licensed for civil ceremonies and can be hired for exclusive use for you wedding day. In its flexible, purpose designed space, it is capable of accommodating small numbers for intimate private fine-dining through to weddings for 180 guests. | 02392385389 | 01489589275

GOINGlocal Fall in love with these stunning properties in and around Dorset HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE 01202 093 377 | Perched by the sea overlooking The Solent, Highcliffe Castle is a dreamy wedding setting thanks to its prime clifftop location, beach access, surrounding woodland area, showstopping views and characterful features. First inspired by the work of Capability Brown, the grounds and estate at Highcliffe Castle have seen many changes through the centuries, but still retain some of his original touches. Today it makes an excellent location for woodland walks, outstanding viewpoints and picnics. From the moment guests arrive at the impressive driveway to the porte-cochère, the impressive architecture with historic and Gothic revival features will wow guests. Ceremonies take place in The Winter Garden with 110 people. The conservatory-style building is flooded with natural lighting, offering views over the castle grounds and a romantic setting for the vows. The room’s design creates fabulous acoustics for music, whether that’s a baby grand piano, media centre or a string quartet – songs will sound even more special in this beautiful location. Why not dine in the majestic Great Hall after the “I dos”, which can host 110 people and creates a spectacular backdrop for wedding breakfasts? With its carved stonework, exposed brick and 30-foot-high stained glass Jesse window, guests will be in awe of the special ambience this room creates. For more of an intimate setting, the Dining Room offers a romantic and elegant backdrop to celebrations with whimsical exposed brickwork and impressive views over the lawns to the sea for up to 80 guests. Dance into the night in the atmospheric Drawing Room with a band or DJ. It’s blank canvas allows couples to add fairylights, a disco ball, drapes, illuminated letters and a dancefloor. The Castle Bar links the dining and dancing areas of the castle as a lively hub for all celebrations. We love… that the dedicated wedding team will ensure that all plans run smoothly so couples can relax. A rehearsal will be booked ahead with wedding parties to ensure everyone will unwind on the speical day knowing everything is under control. 15 LOCAL VENUES

RNLI COLLEGE 01202 663 471 | Overlooking Holes Bay, the RNLI College is a bright and modern venue with a fabulous waterfront setting on the edge of Poole Harbour. Licensed for ceremonies, couples have a choice of attractive rooms with bay views. The ground-floor Waterfront Suite has direct access to the sea terrace right by the water’s edge – great for post-vows drinks. With the RNLI lifeboats moored on the pontoons, it’s the perfect backdrop for standout photos. The suite can accommodate up to 150 peoples for wedding breakfasts and an extra 50 in the evenings. For more intimate affairs, the Harbour View Suite provides a romantic setting for celebrations. Those who book the venue for their special day will be offered a complimentary wedding-night stay in a harbour view bedroom. We love… that every £1 spent here goes towards saving lives at sea. THE MANOR HOUSE HOTEL – CHESIL BEACH 01308 897 660 The Manor House Hotel - Chesil Beach is nestled between the Dorset countryside and the stunning Jurassic Coast. The Cosy Cellar bar offers an atmospheric drinking and dining experience complete with a full bar and a toasty wood burner for the winter months, while the Beer Garden is ideal for an afternoon drink in the summer. The airy Garden Room Conservatory overlooks the sea, giving romantic vibes in the evenings with candles and fairylights. Leading from the Cellar Bar are original flagstone steps and flooring that opens out into the wood-panelled hallway. Salvaged from a shipwreck on the nearby coastline, the panelling is carved with a mythological and nautical theme. The manor’s restaurant features a large fire place that welcomes diners to enjoy the diverse menu and views of Chesil Beach. The doors open onto the Terrace, allowing guests to relax in the Walled Garden with an unobstructed view of the sea. Although the 16th-century manor is undergoing renovations to increase accommodation, each of the en-suite rooms will remain cosy and full of charm. The surrounding countryside is full of rolling hills and popular hiking paths leading to surrounding villages and historical monuments. The pebble beach is less than a five-minute walk away, and there’s access via car with parking available. This stretch of coastal countryside looks like a Christmas card setting in winter and is breathtaking in summer. Exchange vows in the well-presented Function Room that provides stunning views and can accommodate 30 people. Or opt for the Terrace inside a beautiful clear-span marquee that can fit 150 people. Both spaces can host receptions, or couples can hire exclusive use of the entire property for weddings to give an intimate feel and full use of the Grade II listed site. We love… couples who book the property for their wedding will receiv help from the wedding advisor and a discounted first-anniversary stay. Those who book the Celebration and Platinum packages will receive a complimentary tasting session. 16

For a truly unique wedding why not experience our beautiful and contemporary waterfront setting. A wedding celebration at the home of the RNLI will make your special day even more memorable. As every pound spent goes towards saving lives at sea. For more information contact our Wedding Coordinator on: 01202 663489 Email The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland. (20003326) and the Bailwick of Jersey (14) TIE THE KNOT AT THE RNLI 71 F O R M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N C O N T A C T U S T : 0 1 9 2 9 4 8 1 0 6 6 E : E N Q U I R I E S @ K I N G S T O N C O U N T R Y C O U R T Y A R D . C O M F O L L O W U S O N I N S T A G R A M & F A C E B O O K : @ K I N G S T O N C O U N T R Y C O U R T Y A R D Exclusive use venue with onsite accommodation. Our incredible 16th Century Purbeck stone barn can seat 130 with capacity of up to 180 in the evening, or use our stunning grounds for a more intimate setting. Y O U R D A Y , Y O U R W A Y

CHESIL BEACH MANOR HOUSE HOTEL Overlooking the beautiful, historic Jurassic coast lies The Manor House Hotel. With panoramic views of the sea and surrounding countryside, The Manor is in an Idyllic location to celebrate your wedding day, holding a full Wedding and music license, we will be able to host the entire day from the ceremony, to reception, catering and accomodation. | 01308 897660 B E ACH ROAD , DOR CH E S T E R , DOR S E T DT 2 9 D F Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2EW Royal Bath Hotel Wedding Showcase Open Day Sunday 12th February 2023 11.00am - 3.00pm For more information please call 01202 204921

KEY WEST BAR AND GRILL 01202 237 915 | Located on the Bournemouth Pier, Key West Bar & Grill offers the perfect backdrop to weddings with magnificent 270-degree views of the bay and large panoramic windows that provide photographic opportunities. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the team can host weddings from the words “I do” until couples have danced the night away. Pairs will have memorable weddings with tailored packages to suit all types of budgets and requirements. Tie the knot surrounded by up to 120 loved ones before continuing the celebrations with 216. For the wedding breakfast, tables surround a big dancefloor to make the room symmetrical and guests can enjoy the sbar on-site. We love… that the venue’s stunning terrace is a popular spot with views overlooking the Isle of Wight, Poole, Bournemouth and Studland. With a mixture of benches, tables and umbrellas, it’s perfect for guests to relax and take in the English sun. MARSHWOOD MANOR For couples looking for Victorian grandeur and rustic touches, check out exclusive-use venue Marshwood Manor. Located in the ancient Vale of Marshwood in west Dorset, the 22-acre estate offers an idyllic big-day backdrop for nearlyweds looking for something different to the norm. Check out: LEWESTON Live the fairytale and host weddings at this stunning venue. Leweston Manor oozes character and style with Art Deco interiors and a wealth of wow-factor wedding spaces. The elegant Georgian-styled building provides an impressive big-day backdrop and has 46 acres of sweeping grounds. Check out: MILTON ABBEY Steeped in history, Milton Abbey is set in glorious Dorset countryside. Nestled in the beautiful Delcombe Valley, the extensive grounds surrounding the abbey and historic mansion house were designed in the 18th-century by famed landscaper, Capability Brown. Check out: ABBOTSBURY SUBTROPICAL GARDENS Established more than 250 years ago, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on Dorset’s spectacular Jurassic Coast is a one-of-a-kind backdrop for weddings. The world-renowned 30-acre garden is filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world, providing a wealth of amazing photo opportunities. Check out: Also check out... 19 LOCAL VENUES

The Angel Hotel is nestled in the picturesque South Downs near the Meon Valley and is definitely one of Hampshire’s rediscovered gems when it comes to Hotels. With its 36 Quality Bedrooms and a Luxury Bridal Suite, ease of access and multiple car parking spaces plus a spacious Restaurant, it’s long been a popular place locally for those who are in the know. We welcome the opportunity to show prospective Couples our fabulous new Function Facility; The Nicholson Suite. An Air Conditioned Venue Space that can accommodate Weddings of up to 120 people with its own private entrance, bespoke bar and feature glass atrium. Added on to our existing Barn Styled Room this will most certainly make its mark on Hampshire’s Wedding & Event Industry. Our landscaped Oak Garden with Feature Pergola offers you the ideal photo opportunity and finally as your Wedding draws to a close, then our sumptuous Luxury Bridal Suite will be available for you to complete your day. We are also able to host Marquee Weddings for 150 plus in 2023 & 2024 in our secluded landscaped Rear Oak Garden. Finally, we are licensed to hold Wedding Ceremonies at the Angel Hotel, which allows us to host your Wedding Day from start to finish. Be sure to visit our website at to register for future updates, view the Walkthrough Videos and Download our Wedding Brochure. GOSPORT ROAD, PRIVETT, ALTON, HAMPSHIRE , GU34 3NN Telephone: 01730 828111 | Email: | Website

BREAKFAST Wed and Discover these hotel settings that are perfect for memorable weddings THE CASA HOTEL 01252 873 275 | Amongst the trees in Yateley, The Casa Hotel is a 17th-century property that offers the dream setting for weddings. The brick exterior is covered in climbing plants that provide the perfect backdrop to photographs. The welcoming and homely interior has been decorated with modern touches and natural shades to match any colour scheme. Guests will love exploring the spaces, including the Italian restaurant and bar or the ballroom with its private entrance, bar, toilets and outdoor area ideal for those who want a little privacy. Walk over the fairytale wooden bridge into the secret garden before being greeted by the gorgeous sandstone gazebo that’s surrounded by evergreen bushes and trees. The private area creates the perfect location for outdoor ceremonies with 120 guests. For more intimate ceremonies with 35 people, The Garden Room matches the historic feel of the building with dark wooden beams across the ceiling and looks out onto the garden terrace. Or why not opt for the most popular indoor space, The Terrace Room, that can accommodate 80 loved ones? The space features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide plenty of natural lighting and a fairylight curtain that adds a romantic atmosphere. We love… the lower garden comes to life in the evening with a cocktail bar and colour-changing lights in outdoor dining igloos. 21 HOTEL VENUES

THE ROYAL MARITIME HOTEL & CLUB 02392 824 231 | Tie the knot at this one-of-a-kind venue and immerse in the atmosphere of the maritime city. Situated in Old Portsmouth, close to the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Quays, The Royal Maritime Hotel is steeped in history and provides an original setting for weddings with a difference. With naval artefacts and memorabilia around every corner, each function room is individually decorated to reflect the club’s history. Ceremonies and receptions can occur at this venue and, with 90 comfy en suite bedrooms for the wedding party to stay in, why not make a weekend of it and explore the city the next day? Fully licensed for weddings, pairs can exchange vows in the Trafalgar Ballroom, the property’s largest function space, and celebrate in style afterwards. Complete with full banqueting facilities, a galleried balcony, dancefloor and stage, it can accommodate up to 300 people. The smaller Nelson Lounge offers a more intimate and traditional setting, while the contemporary Below Decks is the perfect place to party in the evenings with up to 100 loved ones. We love… the leisure facilities, including a swimming pool with a sauna and spa pool for relaxing. THE CROWN HOTEL 01258 456 626 | Situated in the picturesque market town of Blandford Forum with views of the River Stour’s water meadows, The Crown Hotel has been a haven for couples celebrating important events for centuries. The venue is guaranteed to make weddings memorable by offering exceptional service, a dedicated function room and comprehensive packages that the team can tailor. The ornamental garden at the front of the hotel and the adjacent river provide romantic opportunities for photographs. The Sealy Suite and Walled Garden can host weddings with 60 to 150 people. The Walled Garden provides a seamless and impressive backdrop to events with direct access from the Sealy Suite. The team has been working hard to ensure that the beautiful gardens are always kept in excellent condition. When couples book their wedding at the property, they’ll receive accommodation for family and friends at discounted rates and a dedicated wedding coordinator who will be on hand from the very first meeting to guide pairs through the planning experience. On the day, an events manager will ensure that all the finer details are taken care of. We love… that the hotel has 27 well-appointed and recently refurbished n suite bedrooms as well as 12 superior rooms with Georgian theming inspired by either Jane Austen or Charles Hall. There’s also a range of other rooms available, including two luxury spaces ideal for newlyweds. 22

www. novote l . com NOVOTEL Sou t hampton 1 Wes t Quay Road Sou t hampton SO1 5 1RA t : 02380 233 1 1 3 e : h1073 - sb@acco r . com Together we’ll plan your ideal wedding Walk down the aisle at The Casa Hotel, amidst 17th century architecture and summer gardens. Earn lifetime bragging rights with a wedding menu put together by our Head Chef, offering a 3 course, 2 choice menu for your guests. We offer end-to-end services, keeping you on track and in control. Our team of creative planners and reliable suppliers are at your disposal. In short, we offer hassle-free, stress-free weddings for our couples. Have all this and more, live your dream wedding, without blowing your savings! THE CASA HOTEL, HANDFORD LANE, YATELEY, HAMPSHIRE, GU46 6BT Jasmine | 01252 749 144 | Beauteous Photography Outside and Instant A Knight’s Tale Photography At DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton, every wedding begins as you might expect - with a proposal. You tell us exactly what you want, and our experienced wedding coordinator will do the rest and plan your day to perfection. We pride ourselves on being a exible venue to meet each individuals needs and budget, with packages starting from just £60 per person. We are licensed to hold civil weddings and partnerships for up to 150 guests, which makes it ideal for those who wish to celebrate their event all under one roof. In liaison with your personal wedding planner we will do everything we can to make your perfect day a reality. Please do get in touch to book a wedding showround or learn about when our next Wedding Showcase will be taking place. We look forward to welcoming you to the DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton and creating your wedding, your way. T: 02380 702 700 | E: W: @DoubleTreeSouthampton @DoubleTreebyHiltonSouthampton Your day, your way

SAY I DO WITH A VIEW If you’re aspiring to the ultimate seaside wedding, look no further than Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel. Say I do with a stunning view overlooking one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. Perched on the edge of the clifftop, our beautiful outdoor wedding gazebo is nestled within our private garden area, whilst offering sweeping panoramic views. Whether it’s the most intimate wedding event, or one of grandeur and sparkle, our wedding packages are designed to suit your dream wedding vision. You can rest-assured that your wedding planning will be looked after by our team of experienced memory makers. Life is about sharing moments with your family and friends, so allow us to transform your wedding day into one that is magical and unforgettable! Book your wedding by end March 2023 for 2023 and receive one of the following: sweet cart, ice cream bike or photo booth*. Quote ‘WeddingWishes’ on booking. Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel 01202 557 702 105 St Michael’s Road, WCliff Road Bournemouth BH2 5DU TOAST LOVE Dance *Terms and conditions including minimum spend apply.

NOVOTEL SOUTHAMPTON 02380 233 113 Overlooking the historic port in the heart of Southampton, the Novotel Southampton is ideally positioned as a base to explore the city. The modern style of the venue matches the setting of the nearby hustle and bustle of city life. The garden decking with arbour seating makes for a romantic backdrop for wedding photography, especially during spring and summer months when the flowers are in bloom. With three different wedding packages to choose from, the team take pride in creating weddings that suit each client’s vision and budget. From the ribbons adorning the chairs to the delicious menus created by the passionate chefs, the staff are there to make weddings memorable. The pet-friendly hotel is licensed to accommodate on-site ceremonies, meaning couples can enjoy their entire day under one roof. Say the “I dos” surrounded by 80 people in the Dieppe & Bayeux, or the Cherbourg or the Caen with 100. For those exchanging vows elsewhere, the team is happy to welcome couples with drinks receptions in the lobby to kick start the celebrations. The Le Havre is perfect for intimate receptions, and the Carn and Cherbourg can be used for an additional 100 guests for larger events if needed. The largest space is the Normandie Suite, a versatile room that suits all types of weddings with room for up to 320 people. The large windows provide plenty of natural lighting, while the delicate drapery adds a romantic and welcoming touch. We love… that when lovebirds book the venue for their special day, they’ll receive a menu tasting session, a dedicated toastmaster, a night’s stay on their special day, accommodation rates for loved ones and more. Those who book The Rise Petal Package will receive a complimentary first-anniversary dinner and one-year leisure centre access. DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SOUTHAMPTON 02380 702 700 Situated in the leafy outskirts of Southampton and ideally located for transportation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton provides the perfect location for weddings. Once couples descend the hotel’s driveway, they’ll enter the tranquil surroundings and woodland areas. Upon entering the property, guests will find a woodland lodge escape with a contemporary twist. Ceremonies and reception occur in the Library Suite with 30 to 130 people. Situated on the ground floor of the hotel, the space offers a quiet and secluded area for celebrations. The team will be on-hand to ensure events run seamlessly and are there to share expert advice when needed. They’ll remove any extra stress to ensure pairs can fully relax and enjoy their special day. We love… after the celebrations, loved ones can retreat to the on-site rooms that range from guest, deluxe, family, superior and premium rooms - not forgetting the suites! 25 HOTEL VENUES

WEDDINGS AT MACDONALD BOTLEY PARK HOTEL & SPA Your special day made by us! From a simple celebration to an elegant extravaganza, Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting for your special day. Our Wedding packages are specially designed to suit all seasons and budgets. Our most popular package “The whirlwind” is an All-Inclusive package starting from only £6,495 for 50 day guests and 75 evening guests. If you are newly engaged and looking for a fabulous venue to celebrate your wedding day, book an appointment with one of our wedding co-ordinators who are waiting to turn your wedding dreams into reality. If you would like to view the venue, call us now to book an appointment.We also invite you to visit our Wedding Showcase on Sunday 2nd October 2022 between 11am – 3.00pm. For more information call 01489 778 402 or email WEDDING OFFER We will give you 5 Guest bedrooms for the night of your wedding when you book your wedding using this advert. (This applies to newly booked weddings only) Offer valid until February 2023

Seasonal splendor Sean and Kirstie had an autumnal wedding at Burley Manor Images courtesy of Jessica Hayman Photography 28

Sean and Kirstie’s adventure began more than 10 years ago after their friendship blossomed into something beautiful. The pair became inseparable and created many amazing memories together over the years, which led Sean to ask a very important question. Back in 2019, Sean originally planned to take Kirstie for a picnic in Burley at sunset but the motorway was closed. Kirstie says, “He had told me we were going out and to get ready but didn’t say where. I was getting ready when he said we must go now as the motorway had opened much earlier than expected. He became quite irritable, which was unusual for him, but we arrived at Burley just in time to watch the sunset. During the picnic he said to me, ‘What would you say if I asked you to marry me’ and I said, ‘no if you haven’t got a ring’ in a jokey way as I thought there’s no way he could hide a ring box. He then took his chain off, which held a beautiful tear-shaped engagement ring.” SETTING THE SCENE The couple set the wedding for November 20th 2021, and created the perfect day that represented them both. Kirstie says, “We had always wanted to get married in autumn and when we visited Burley Manor, we knew it was the perfect venue that fitted our vision – we especially loved the fire places.” Nestled in Hampshire, the charming property features contemporary features and breathtaking surroundings. To showcase the stunning barn for the wedding breakfast, the couple’s top table was in the middle of the room so they were surrounded by loved ones. Sean is a movie buff, so the pair collectively choose their favourite romantic films for the table names except one, which was Star Wars-themed and picked by the groom. The centrepieces were kept simple with beautiful table runners, various candles and some leaves for effect. Each setting had charger plates with napkins and wooden place names, which doubled up as favours. Around the venue, the couple also had a doughnut wall, fairylights and mantle pieces with various candles. The venue provided all the catering, and guests tucked into a threecourse Mediterranean meal with salmon as the starter, lamb as the main and panna cotta for pudding. The couple opted for seasonal flowers to match the time of year with orange and peach shades plus plenty of greenery. With this and the venue’s neutral décor in mind, the pair picked a navy cake and their daughter picked the flavours. The bride’s sister surprised the lovebirds on the day with a pork pie cake with four different flavours, chutney and pork scratching – it was a massive hit with guests. LOOKING THE PART The bride visited Anya Bridal Couture to find her dream gown and tried on many stunning dresses. Kirstie always wanted a classic gown with no sequins or glitter. As soon as she tried a Stella York gown called 6988, she knew it was the one. She says, “There’s a lot of pressure around picking the perfect dress, but the team were very accommodating and patient.” She accessorised her look with a mid-length veil and two hair clips, which she swapped for a headband in the evening. “I never pictured myself on my wedding day before, but I was really pleased with how well everything came together – it was so surreal,” says the bride. Sean opted for a tweed suit, a brown tie with touches of orange and navy to highlight the colour scheme and a navy tie to match the groomsmen. The bridesmaids looked stunning in navy dresses, pearl hair pins to match the bride and converses for comfort. 29 REAL WEDDINGS

MEMORABLE MOMENTS When it came to keeping guests entertained, the couple hired a DJ to play a mix of songs for all ages to enjoy – the dancefloor was packed all night! To add a romantic atmosphere to the ceremony, a harpist played stunning arrangements that perfectly matched the wedding’s vibe. The pair are both laid-back people and the morning preparations reflected this. Sean started the day eating Doritos and watching The Simpsons. However, they both felt the nerves before the ceremony. The whole day was full of emotion, and the pair felt so lucky to be surrounded by so many loved ones. The bride comments, “We will always remember how much fun we had; we smiled the whole day! Sean never fails to make me laugh with his childish sense of humour – our wedding day was no different. Laughter is key, and we love that our wedding photos reflected how happy we were.” She adds, “All our amazing suppliers worked together to make the day incredible! Jessica, our photographer, was amazing at keeping us relaxed and we enjoyed our photos being taken – something we never thought would happen!” HONEYMOON The pair travelled to Gran Canaria for a week following the wedding, and it also happened to be the bride’s 30th birthday. She says, “It was lovely to get away just the two of us and reflect on the wedding. We received lots of photos from guests while we were away, which was lovely.” 30