Wedding planning and choosing SUPPLIERS can be a very DAUNTING process when you quite LITERALLY don’t know where to start… There are thousands of us wedding suppliers out there, and everyone has their own qualities, styles and AWESOMENESS…
Below i’ve listed some of the suppliers I’ve known and worked with for years… Quite simply they’re all highly skilled, talented, professionals, and I whole heartedly RECOMMEND them all!
Charlotte Bryer-ash… charlottebryer-ash.com
I love to capture my couples as they truly are, not how I think they should be. With my camera, I am a documenter and a creative storyteller. Whether it’s an couple shoot or on your wedding day, I capture and document your day, keeping in mind my style, but my main aim is to deliver you beautiful, authentic and natural images that you will love for years and years to come. I approach every wedding capturing the moments that take place, the details you have spent so long choosing, the guests you carefully invited to enjoy your day with, the moments you may not have realised were going on in the background, to give a true reflection of your day.
Samantha Davis… samanthadavisphotography.co.uk
I’m super relaxed, I bring out the real you because I’m the real me. If you believe that you should be comfy having your photo taken then you’re in the right place my friend. It’s not just about taking a great picture, it’s how someone makes you feel. I want you to feel confident and comfortable more than anything and I can promise you will!
Peppermint love photography… peppermintlovephotography.com
The wedding photography I take in and around Dorset focuses on very natural and candid imagery, to capture the raw emotion in every picture. I love to capture every moment through various candid shots that all tell a different story. When it comes to producing your stunning wedding photography, my style is very unobtrusive. You don’t need to worry about me getting in the way. My intention at any wedding is to capture those special memories that you can reminisce over for years to come.
Big Bouquet… bigbouquet.co.uk
We’re Emma and Ian. We’ve been married since 2009 and live in Poole. When we’re not in front of cameras or computers we’re working hard to get our heads around gardening and replacing skirting boards, and running around rescuing the house from near demolition by our Cockapoo, Indie. He is a beautiful little whirlwind, sometime Evil Genius with relentless energy. Although never invited to weddings he occasionally tags along for meetings.
Hayley Savage… hayleysavagephotography.co.uk
Hello, I’m Hayley and I specialise in creative wedding photography. I’m inspired by Light, Colour, Nature and Love stories. I adore being outdoors, at the beach and travelling to new places. I LOVE my job and feel so lucky to be part of a couple’s special day, meet their friends and family and to be able to tell their story. I shoot in a fun, relaxed, documentary style and my aim is to produce creative and modern, images that capture emotion and tell the story of your wedding day.
Photography by vicki… photographybyvicki.co.uk
So, you’re planning the most EPIC WEDDING and you’re looking for a photographer that can capture every inch of how AWESOME your day is going to be? I’m here for the fun-loving couples that dare to ditch tradition and live their lives wild + free. Whether you’re planning a massive party at an epic venue, Glastonbury-style fun in a flower field, an intimate laid back ceremony with your nearest and dearest or anything in between. I’m there.
Linen and Lace… linenandlacehire.co.uk
The thing that makes Linen & Lace unlike anywhere else is our products. We hand make numerous items to ensure we have pieces that are one of a kind. Scouring antique fayre’s to build collections of gorgeous products. We devote hours restoring pieces to their former glory or putting a twist on their original form. Every decision we make with regards to the items we stock is a carefully considered one. For us being able to offer our clients the ability to choose something unique is hugely important to us.
There are many things you should be doing on your special day, worrying about how your venue will look should not be one of them. We provide the ultimate stress-free service giving you the peace of mind that you need to allow you and your loved ones to relax on the morning of your wedding day. We are all about creating the WOW with special touches creating an amazing day which is personal to you.We want your memories and photographs to last a lifetime…We think about the overall look of your venue starting with the ceremony. This is the most special part of the day where your loved ones will be completely focused on you and enjoying the moment as you say your ‘I do’s’. We can provide the ultimate aisle decor including lighting, backdrops, arches, chair decor, ceremony table decor, petals, ivory carpet and everything in between.
Wild and wonder… wildandwonderevents.co.uk
We add the Wild & Wonderful elements to your event without any limitations on your imagination… If your looking for the norm, I’m afraid we’re not for you. We don’t do ordinary. We do extraordinary. We were frustrated with the restrictions of event styling within the UK & with Pinterest & other social media platforms showing tantalising ideas but with no way of achieving them, Wild & Wonder make the impossible, possible. We can provide bespoke and individual styling and decor for any event. Our aim is to create unique events, allowing us to bring alive your visions and ideas with the help of our amazing in house construction/development team.
make up artist…
Tara Sanger… tarasangermakeup.co.uk
Award winning and nationally published makeup artist, Tara has over 12 years in the industry, training with leading makeup brands MAC cosmetics and Bobbi Brown Tara covers the South west but is happy to travel on request. Tara’s passion is creating beautiful flawless bespoke makeup, making every client look and feel their very best, still looking like their selves only the very best version. Whether it be a soft pretty natural look or full glam Tara can adapt her style to suit everyone. Tara believes everyone is beautiful in their own way and loves to enhance their best features so you not only feel your very best but you really stand out in photos.
Amazing face… amazing-face.co.uk
AMAZING FACE are a professional team of hair and makeup specialists who believe in making our Brides look “Naturally you but a little more Exquisite”. Our aim is to enhance, not mask, and strive to make you look and feel absolutely wonderful on your dream day. Caroline, a fully qualified Beauty Therapist and Makeup artist, manager at Sydney’s foremost ‘Hair, Beauty and Nails’ Salon. There she looked after rock and pop stars (Cher, Kylie and many others) and visiting royalty (Sarah Ferguson on her Australian tour), she was also a trainer and makeup artist for several top brands including Chanel and Dior.
SAMANTHA STEVENSON – PARLEY STUDIO… samantha-stevenson.com
Renowned Dorset salon, Parley Studio, was established in 2007 by International award-winning hair stylist Samantha Stevenson. Situated in the beautiful rural surroundings of West Parley, Bournemouth, Parley Studio is a creative hub in a unique location where you will find individually tailored one-to-one hair appointments. Samantha will spend time with you, discussing and advising you on the best styles, treatments and care, so you are left feeling indulged, confident and with beautiful hair.
Amazing Face… amazing-face.co.uk
AMAZING FACE are a professional team of hair and makeup specialists who believe in making our Brides look “Naturally you but a little more Exquisite”. Our aim is to enhance, not mask, and strive to make you look and feel absolutely wonderful on your dream day. Elke, Award winning Hairdresser and leading Bridal stylist, trained with Patrick Cameron and with an extensive client base, absolutely loves bridal coiffure using the latest in styling and techniques.
Fancy buns… fanciebunscakery.co.uk
There is nothing worse than seeing a beautiful, elegant, handcrafted wedding cake at a venue, hidden in a corner, behind a pillar or next to a fire escape, almost as though it were an afterthought. I made it my mission to work with couples who cared about cake, who wanted a design distinctive to them, unique to their style and taste. I began partnering with venues and baking for couples who wanted a cake that would stand front and centre and be as decadent as it was delicious. This is the Fancie Buns mission and from that day my mantra became…..”Nobody puts cake in the corner”
Haley Elizabeth… hayleyelizabethcakedesign.com
From the moment you first get in touch to delivery on your wedding day, I do everything myself so that I have full control over every detail. I don’t make lots of cakes because honestly, I’d rather make 2 incredible cakes than 5 average ones! This means that you benefit from the kind of exceptional quality that you only get with an artisanal business, plus a delectable menu that is always changing.
Angel cakes… angelcakecompany.co.uk
We can fashion almost anything from a fairytale castle to cascades of fresh or sugar flowers to reflect your wedding theme, colour scheme and match your vision for the focal point of your wedding breakfast. We work with your florist so if you are having fresh flowers in your cake design they will coordinate with your bouquet and buttonholes perfectly. All our cakes are freshly baked from scratch, with no preservatives, artificial flavouring or colouring, and skilfully hand-decorated with the finest SUGAR CRAFT, from minimalist to grand or spectacular. For this reason each customer has a personal quotation.
Tipi’s and sail cloths…
Coastal tents… coastaltents.co.uk
These guys cater for all your outdoor needs from Sail cloth tents & awesome tipis… They have furniture hire, chesterfield hire, rope swing hire and foliage chandelier hire… but most importantly they hire huge fire pits! I’ve worked with Carla on shoots & weddings & and she’s totally the best!
Dorset fine dining… dorsetfinedining.co.uk
My passion and experience in cooking has developed over the last 20 years. I am very fortunate to work in Dorset with its abundance of high quality produce and I try to find small individual producers who can provide me with quality, seasonal ingredients. Whilst this is important to me, I also allow myself the freedom to explore further afield and discover excellence from beyond the locality.
Ginger catering… gingercateringcompany.co.uk
Welcome to Ginger Catering, Hampshire’s leading and award winning Wedding Caterer, with the passion, creativity and professionalism to ensure that your Wedding Day is exceptional. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand your ideas, concepts and themes, and bring them to life with each and every delicious mouthful. Our specialist Wedding Event Managers are widely experienced in delivering an outstanding front of house service and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure your day runs like clockwork. Our superb team of smart and friendly waiting staff are a credit to us and are true ambassadors of our Ginger ethos. They are hand-picked for their ability to put your guests at ease and ensure they want for nothing…..and we are proud to confess that our staff have the biggest smiles in the industry!
Bands & singers…
Soul star… soulstarmusic.co.uk
We are a fun bunch of talented, award winning musicians. We LOVE a party, we LOVE playing music and we LOVE having fun whilst we do it! Our acoustic duo is perfect for creating a laid-back vibe whether you want us to sing you down the aisle with your most special and precious song, serenade your guests during a product launch or drinks reception or even as background whilst you have dinner – we can change our style to suit the occasion and create just the right atmosphere.
Rachel and Kev are a multi-award winning husband and wife acoustic duo based in Poole, Dorset. They came together in 2012 and since then have played at hundreds of gigs, weddings, events and parties. With over seven years experience as a duo, they bring a fresh and modern approach to acoustic music. Their smooth and effortless mix of vocals and acoustic guitar gives them a totally unique sound and they are skilled at tailoring their sets to each individual venue or occasion, whether it is a laid back wedding ceremony, a gig in a hotel or restaurant or a lively set at a wedding reception, bar or private party.