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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.

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By the water's edge
 
By the water's edge
 
Gemma and Mathew's romantic watermill wedding was a chilled celebration full of fun and games. Gemma Hooper married Mathew Dunkley at Sopley Mill, near Christchurch on 24th March, 2017. Read all the details of their big day on page 44 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
 
Spotlight on... Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
 
Spotlight on... Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
 
Highcliffe Castle

Be king and queen for the day, at this fairytale venue. From its clifftop location, Highcliffe Castle overlooks the Isle of Wight and boasts an unspoilt beach just a few steps away – perfect for barefoot photos on the sand post-vows.

The Grade I listed castle is a dream venue, surrounded by 14 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens, so there’s something for everyone. Licensed for ceremonies for up to 120 people in the light, bright Wintergarden, you can take your pick from the Great Hall or State Dining Room for the wedding breakfast and host an evening celebration in the Drawing Room.

Did you know? The castle was once the home of Mr Selfridge and has played host to various dignitaries and royalty throughout its history.

Visit: www.highcliffecastle.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 19 of the current issue, available now: www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
 
 
 
Dorset bride-to-be backs charity's brain tumour awareness campaign
 
Dorset bride-to-be backs charity's brain tumour awareness campaign
 
A Dorset bride-to-be who's been living with a brain tumour for the past 12 years is set to marry her childhood sweetheart on the 10th anniversary of their first date.

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Filler - Recruitment
 
Wedding of the Year
Image provided by Lawes Wedding Photography
 
Wedding of the Year
 
Congratulations to Alice & Russ who were crowned winners of the latest round in our Wedding of the Year competition.

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Now and forever
 
Now and forever
 
Bridal minimalism doesn't just mean a simple white dress any more. Three bridal designers explain how they go about creating a more personal, pared-back big-day look for contemporary brides using choice fabrics, cuts and details

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

Are you planning to provide free drinks to your guests on the day?

We're providing dinner drinks and toasts: 68%
Only the first reception drinks: 9%
We'll be putting some money behind the bar: 9%
We're having an open bar: 14%
 
 
 
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
www.littlestarevents.co.uk/wedding-fayres-and-shows/

3 Sep 2017 - Wedding Showcase at Elvetham Hotel
The Elvetham, Fleet Road, Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8AS
www.elvethamhotel.co.uk/weddings/wedding-events/

10 Sep 2017 - The Solent Hotel & Spa Wedding Fayre with PMN
Solent Hotel, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AJ
www.pmnweddingfayres.co.uk/events/the-solent-hotel-spa-2017/

10 Sep 2017 - Whimsical Wedding Fayre
Alton House Hotel, 57 Normandy Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1DD
www.littlestarevents.co.uk/wedding-fayres-and-shows/

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
pmnweddingfayres.co.uk/events/old-thorns-manor-hotel-2017/

17 Sep 2017 - The Dorset & Somerset Wedding Showcase
The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH
lilyandlottieevents.co.uk/
 
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