Editor loves and inspiration

Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Hampshire and Dorset wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.

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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?

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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.

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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."

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This natural pastel-hued bouquet by Hampshire-based  Jo Hicks Flowers simply screams spring. Part of a dreamy romantic shoot at Hale Park wedding venue in the New Forest, captured by Charlotte Wise Photography To view more download the current issue here.

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This stylish stationery by Bournemouth-based I Do Wedding and Event Stationery perfectly complemented the soft pink and peachy shades of the Japanese fusion style photo shoot featured in the current issue, out now.

(Image: Peppermint Love Photography)

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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)

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The beautiful bridal suite in the Japanese Water Garden at the Larmer Tree wedding venue perfectly complemented the Japanese-inspired shoot by talented Dorset-based Peppermint Love Photography featured in the current issue on sale now.

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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

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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.

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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.