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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.
This drool-worthy showstopper by Hampshire-based bespoke cake and catering company The Pastry Corner has everything going for it. Good looks, fresh fruit, flowers and dripping with chocolate too - what's not to love?
For more temptation, check out our gallery of amazing big-day bakes in the current Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free to download here.
How's this for a one-of-a-kind wedding venue - your very own fort! Weymouth's historic Nothe Fort on the Jurassic Coast is perched on a promontory overlooking the sea with 360-degree views of the bay and Portland Harbour. Licensed for weddings you can host your whole day here and for extra thrills, ghost tours are available, if you dare! For more stunning waterside wedding venues check out the current issue free to download here.
Struggling to sleep, feeling anxious? You're not alone, so relax and unwind with the comforting scent of the Warm Hug candle from Hampshire's award-winning New Forest Aromatics.
“Our tip is to light a candle to help with the transition from working from home to the evening,” says the company. Visit New Forest Aromatics to find out more.
Dreaming of a chilled outdoor wedding? A wedding bell tent village is a great idea for a full-on, summer festival vibe. Family-run Happy Glampers Dorset supplies comfy, spacious bell tents styled and set up for guests so they won't have far to go at the end of the night. What's more, they have an extra special one for the happy couple; just the ticket for a romantic wedding night under the stars. Toasted marshmallows anyone?
Looking to add a local flavour to your wedding favours? Check out Morse Toad based in Lymington, Hampshire.
Their range includes a whole host of delicious chocolate treats; everything from wedding favours and place markers to save-the-date, thank-you and be-my-bridesmaid cards that anyone would be delighted to receive.
This amazing cake by Southampton-based The Pastry Corner is a real headturner. With continued love for greenery and succulents it ticks a whole host of trend boxes. Owner of the business Alexandra Bishop explains the inspiration behind the gravity-defying creation.
"I designed it after being inspired by the succulent trend. I'd just had a succulent bowl done for my living room, and I loved the colours of the green against the grey tones, and the vision was born. We combined the marbled icing technique with the upcoming fashion for separations between cake tiers, to create a really standout one-of-a-kind cake."
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)