Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Hampshire and Dorset wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Party on with a perky peacock theme. Local suppliers pooled their talents to create a vision of rich jewel-like tones inspired by peacock feathers all set against the beautiful backdrop of historic gem the Guildhall Winchester. With head-turning bridal gowns and decadent details to boot, they created a stunning showcase. To see more download your free copy ofYour Hampshire & Dorset Wedding now.
Image courtesy of Joe Lillywhite Photography
Pets at weddings? We say yes to that - great for winning photos! This fun photo was part of a stunning shoot by Hampshire photographer Abi Chadwick at New Forest wedding venue Chewton Glen Hotel. The venue provided the perfect backdrop with its range of magical wedding spaces and amazing Treehouse suites. Local suppliers worked their magic to create not only an elegant look, but a warm, inviting feel, which obviously worked as Freddie the basset hound was right at home as member of the bridal party! To see the shoot in all its glory read the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding out now www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding/free-download
White and green is a classic colour combo for wedding flowers. Timeless and great for all seasons,these stunning pedestal arrangements by Hampshire-based florist Louise Avery add a wonderfully elegant touch to the ceremony aisle. A specialist in fabulous floral creations for weddings Louise recently launched her new and exciting rebranded website. So, if you're planning your 2021 wedding, now is the time to check out the new-look www.louiseaveryflowers.com for hints, tips and expert floral inspiration!
If you're looking for great entertainment for your evening party a photo booth is fun for all ages. The magic mirror from locally-based Pink Giraffe was a big hit at Kelly and Daniel (aka Bull) Cartwright's Hampshire wedding. Complete with a petal flower wall that perfectly complemented their dusky pink and soft grey colour scheme, it not only provided plenty of laughs but great keepsake photos too - win, win!
To find out all about their chilled summer wedding, check out the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free to download here now.
(Image: Razor Blade Weddings)