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Christmas will always be a special time of year for Allie and Trevor Wickens. They first got together after a skiing trip in Austria. Allie had gone with her family and Trevor caught her eye on the plane out there. After a chance encounter at the resort, they arranged to meet on the slopes and after the holiday carried on seeing each other. Allie then moved from her home in Guildford to be with Trevor in Essex.
He popped the question on their first Christmas together in their own home by the tree in their sitting room. “It wasn't a total surprise as I knew he'd already asked my dad,” says Allie. They tied the knot the following year on 21st December, 2019 and celebrated in true festive style with turkey and all the trimmings.

Read issue 82 for Allie's account of their big day which you can download for free now!

Photography | Mark O’Brien Photography | www.markobrien.photography

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Celebrate you, your likes and loves on your big day. A wedding doesn't have to follow tradition or be a lavish affair to make it memorable. It's the decorative details and personal touches that make all the difference, as shown in this autumn-inspired shoot.
“It started with visions of newlyweds wrapped up in a blanket by a campfire at the end of their wedding and progressed from there. When I think of campfires I always think of autumn, so having the shoot showcase the best bits of the season seemed perfect,” explains photographer and organiser Crissi Palmer.
“I opted for a rich deep autumnal colour scheme to reflect the beauty of nature at this time of year. I kept the décor quite simple, as the floral arrangements provided the wow factor and I didn't want to detract from that,” she adds.

This shoot is featured Issue 82 of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding which you can download for free now! 

The dream team
Photography and coordination, www.capturedbycrissi.co.uk; Venue, www.blacknestcountryclub.co.uk; Dresses, www.boohoo.com; Leather jackets, www.birdandbonedesigns.com; Cape, www.instagram.com/quinlancouturebridal; Hair,
www.christianas.co.uk, Hair crystals, www.honeyblossomuk.com; Make-up, www.rachelmaslin.com; Cake, www.cakesbytamsin.com; Flowers, www.janetmaryfloraldesign.co.uk; Venue styling, www.blackdiamondweddings.co.uk; Videography, www.auroracollective.co.uk; Cake pops and meringue lollies, www.thedotticakecompany.co.uk; Biscuits, www.sliceoffun.co.uk; Fudge and trumpeter, www.silverbeatsandtreats.com; Stationery, www.thelittleextrasstationery.co.uk; Signs, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/zobraletters; Celebrant, www.familytreeceremonies.co.uk; Barrels, www.barrelhire.com; Small teepees, www.teepee-emporium.co.uk; Your Guest Canvas, www.cedarsyard.com; Gold plates, cutlery and glassware, www.crystalhire.com; S'mores, www.belindaclark.co.uk

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As we start a new year, it's the perfect occasion to start wedding planning and our magazines are packed to the brim with expert advice! 

Q: We're getting married in October and I haven't a clue where to start when it comes to my bridal make-up. What are your top tips?
Caroline says: This time of year can be tricky as we're not quite into full-on glitz and glam party season and the chillier weather can cause problems for your skin which in turn may make your make-up look tired.
To beat the chills, start by exfoliating well once a week and use a rosehip oil at night, Trilogy is fabulous to really make your skin smile! It's a really powerful product containing lycopene and beta-carotene that helps improve a dull lacklustre appearance and scaring, plumping skin cells to make your complexion more radiant.
For your make-up, eye palettes include bejewelled tones, very soft and shimmery to create brighter bigger eyes. Colours for autumn include soft orange and pink shades combining subtle earth-like brown tones in the outer corners and a pop of gold on the inner to really make your eyes pop!
Caroline Swaffield | Make-up artist | www.amazing-face.co.uk

Read more expert advice in our Beauty Q&A feature which Caroline was a part of in issue 82, available to download for free now!

Image credit stephnewtonphotography.com

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Captured by SUCH Photography bride Emily looked stunning on her big day in this swoonworthy Sophia Tolli Estelle mocha dress from Kelly's Bridal Couture in Gosport.

She accessorised with Ivory & Co droplet earrings, a rose gold and crystal Jimmy Choo hair clip and a Swarovski crystal bracelet which was a gift from her sister. To find out all about Emily and John's glamorous wedding at Hampshire's Old Thorns Hotel check out the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free to download now

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British summertime is over, the dark nights are getting longer and autumn is upon us. Personally, I love this time of year, with all the beautiful changing colours of the season. Perfect for foraging in the countryside, there's rich pickings to be had if you're looking to add an autumnal touch to your wedding decor. Think shiny conkers, acorns, pumpkins in all shapes and sizes and rich, deep colours. This seasonal tablescape, captured by Hampshire wedding photographer Jessica Hayman shows how. For more inspiration on how to make the most of the season for great wedding photos, check out her top tips on page 93 of the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free to download now.

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If you're on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your big day, St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles is hard to beat. A jewel in Dorset's crown, the ancestral home has been sensitively restored and is set in private parkland, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Grand, yet intimate and inviting, think sumptuous interiors, marble fireplaces and ancient leather-bound books. The house has been in the same family since the 15th century and has evolved over the generations to become the treasure it is today. To find out more about hosting your wedding here check out our feature on extraordinary venues in the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding, free to download now.

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If you're looking for a cake with wow factor this beauty is a real showstopper. Created by Dorset-based The Rose on the Cake, specialists in luxury bespoke hand-painted wedding cakes, it was the perfect addition to complement the grand surroundings of sumptuous wedding venue 10 Castle Street. Set in the picturesque village of Cranbourne, it's a jewel in Dorset's Crown and the perfect setting for local suppliers to create a vision of wedding loveliness. With images by Linus Moran Photography to view more of the styled shoot download the current Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free of charge now.

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It may be getting wet and chilly outside but this stunning shoot screams sunshine and joy. Just one of the amazing images captured by a creative hub of talented photographers and filmmakers Aurora Collective as part of a boho-inspired styled shoot. Bursting with bright sunflowers and green credentials too, eco-conscious local suppliers created the look set against the backdrop of Hampshire wedding venue The Barn at Avington. To view the full shoot in all its glory check out the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding, free to download here.

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A horsebox bar is a cool idea for a chilled outdoor wedding; great for a rustic country theme and standout photos too. This beauty from The Fizz Tin was the perfect fit for the fun 'farm-fest' shoot at Abbey Farm, Titchfield featured in the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free to download now.

Image courtesy of Hampshire-based Lightbox Studio and Wedding Photography

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Make a statement on your big day with a showstopping couture designer dress. This beauty was just one of the sensational gowns by renown Hampshire-based bridal designer David Western showcased in a stylish shoot set against the stark contrast of The Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport. A quirky venue for a wedding with a difference, local wedding suppliers got together at the museum to create a range of striking looks featured in the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding, free to download now.
Image: SUCH Photography

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