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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Hampshire and Dorset wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
Dreaming of hazy summer days? What could be better for a chilled outdoor wedding than picnic hampers filled with mouthwatering treats?
Hampshire-based expert Alexandra Bishop, owner of bespoke cake and catering company The Pastry Corner says, "Picnic hampers offer a laid-back experience, allowing guests to eat at their leisure throughout the day. A great ice-breaker, they also help friends and family to mix and mingle and get the conversation flowing.
"Like any other summer picnic in this country, the weather can't be guaranteed, however this style of catering can work just as well in an indoor setting like a barn or marquee."
(Image: Lisa Gigante Photography)
Large statement floral decorations are set to be all the range for weddings in 2020. Think big impressive arches with demand for hanging decorations continuing to gain momentum this year too, particularly foliage or floral chandeliers, according to Hampshire-based florist Louise Avery. She says, "This large design is made without floral foam, another really big choice for sustainable, plastic-free and ethical wedding flowers and decorations."
Image: Sarah Legge Photography
Love for bridal hair vines looks set to continue in 2020. According to award-winning hair and make-up artist Mel Tilsed of Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Makeup we'll be seeing a lot more in the year ahead; twisted into tousled curled locks worn half-up, half-down, woven into loose boho plaits or just elegantly poised on a chic updo.
The soft natural touch for brides is a make-up trend that's going nowhere in 2020. Hampshire-based make-up artist Rachel Maslin reflected the look perfectly with this lovely English-rose bridal glow for a styled wedding shoot by Captured by Crissi at the Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel featured in the current issue, on sale now.
Sleeves are all the rage in bridal fashion, a trend that's going nowhere in 2020 with everything from detachable and puffball designs gracing the rails. We're loving this beauty featured in a styled shoot captured by Dorset photographer Leonie May. Set at Hampshire wedding venue The Domus at Beaulieu in the New Forest, to view more check out the current issue on sale now.
The soft pastel hues of this classic wedding cake by award-winning Hampshire-based Caked Away are perfect for a spring wedding. Just one of the details featured in the stunning photo shoot by Captured by Crissi at The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel featured in the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding, on sale now.
Bride Tracey wore a classic ballgown by Sincerity from Brides of Southampton for her romantic rustic-themed wedding to Aaron at Hampshire's Audleys Wood Hotel. Detail on the bodice added extra sparkle and Tracey completed the look with pearl earrings and a bracelet. Read all about their big day in the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding out now.
(Image: HS Photography)