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July/August 2017
July/August 2017
The latest edition of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding magazine is jam-packed with up-to-the-minute products, news, reviews and advice to help you create your perfect wedding. Keeping it local, we take you on a journey around Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch showcasing where to wed by the beautiful Dorset coast; and if it's all about the al-fresco appeal for your big day then our Glorious gardens feature has lots of wonderful venues with romantic outdoor spaces.

Meanwhile, our Flowers feature has lots of inspiration for your big day as local florists share the latest trends for fabulous big-day blooms, and we’ve got everything you need to know and more in our Music feature which includes expert knowledge ensuring that you and your guests will be on the dancefloor all night long! There’s expert advice to help you celebrate your big day providing you with memories that you’ll cherish forever.

Colour pop
Image provided by Jenny Owens Photography
Colour pop
Louisa and Jimi’s fun-filled wedding featured a cocktail of punchy summer brights.

Louisa Wearn married Jimi Newport on 9th July, 2016 at The Kings Arms, Christchurch.

Read all the details of their big day on page 51 of the current issue, available now: www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm

WIN! A honeymoon to the Cayman Islands, worth more than £5,000
Glorious gardens
Image provided by Wed Art Studio
Glorious gardens
The Italian Villa

If you’re dreaming of lush gardens, water features and a riot of summer-bright blooms for your big day, this stunning venue ticks all the boxes. The Italian Villa is set against 10 acres of breathtaking manicured gardens within the renowned Compton Acres; the only dilemma is deciding which picture-perfect spot to choose for the just-wed shots. You and your guests can enjoy access to all the spectacular themed gardens and the picturesque courtyard, ensuring plenty of stop-stare moments.

Inside the venue boasts three stylish suites, set over three floors and styled like a grand Tuscan villa. Big enough to host up to 180 guests, the balcony overlooks the Italian Garden with its ornate fountain and themed sculptures adding to the opulent feel. Ceremonies for up to 120 loved ones are held in the Verona Suite on the first floor, or in the grand Medici Suite, for those with a bigger guest list.

Visit: http://www.the-italian-villa.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 29 of the current issue, available now: www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
Award win for new Lilliput Dorset Gin
Award win for new Lilliput Dorset Gin
Lilliput Dorset Gin has won a Silver Outstanding award in the prestigious 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Plan your wedding with ease!
Plan your wedding with ease!
Register to our 'Wedding Planning Tools' and we'll provide you with everything you'll need to plan the perfect wedding - You can manage your guest lists, keep tabs on invitations and RSVPs, set yourself tasks and reminders for your checklist, keep track of your budget and expenses, plus find local suppliers for your wedding essentials.

It's time to get your 'wedmin' on: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1dr5b7ytQ&feature=youtu.be

Summer Wedding Beauty Prep
Summer Wedding Beauty Prep
The key products to get you smooth, toned and ready for your big day.

A romantic island escape
A romantic island escape
Sarah Gallivan experiences a taste of paradise in Thailand's exotic resort of Koh Samui.

Readers' poll
What we've learnt from the latest reader poll at www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding

What would be your ultimate wedding day nightmare?

A stain on your dress: 22%
The food tasting horrible: 4%
Families arguing: 52%
Suppliers not showing up: 22%
Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

3 Sep 2017 - Secret Garden Wedding Fayre at Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

3 Sep 2017 - Wedding Showcase at Elvetham Hotel
The Elvetham, Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8AS

10 Sep 2017 - The Solent Hotel & Spa Wedding Fayre with PMN
Solent Hotel, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AJ

10 Sep 2017 - Whimsical Wedding Fayre
Alton House Hotel, 57 Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1DD

10 Sep 2017 - The Luxury Wedding Show at Aviator a Hotel by TAG
55 Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6EL

17 Sep 2017 - Old Thorns Manor Hotel Wedding Fayre with PMN Wedding Fayres
Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate, Griggs Green, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7PE

17 Sep 2017 - The Dorset & Somerset Wedding Showcase
The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

22-24 Sep 2017 - The National Wedding Show at Olympia, London
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
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