Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding and everything you need to plan your big day

Whatever stage you have reached in your wedding planning, Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine and web site are here to help you. If you have just got engaged, our region-specific features covers venues in your area, real weddings along with regular features such as bridal fashion, beauty, grooms and honeymoons. Look out for our exciting competitions, giveaways and our expert question & answer pages. Quite simply, all the information and inspiration you will ever need to get married in Hampshire or Dorset.

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Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding when making any enquiries.

Outdoor 365 Group
Janice Barfoot Cake & Sugarcraft
Outdoor 365 Group
Janice Barfoot Cake & Sugarcraft

Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine - Issue 86 - May/June 2021

Latest issue of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine is on sale now

In this issue:

  • Competition
  • Spotlight on The New Forest
  • Romantic reflections
  • Mediterranean magic
  • The sweet spot
  • The bride tribe
  • Out of the blue
  • A blooming good day
 

Competition

 

Located in the heart of Kensington, The Milestone Hotel is a luxury residence which marries mid 20th-century design with 18th-century architecture

Competition

 

Located in the heart of Kensington, The Milestone Hotel is a luxury residence which marries mid 20th-century design with 18th-century architecture

Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding news including bridal fashion, beauty and honeymoon

All the latest wedding news for those getting married in Hampshire or Dorset, along with bridal fashion and beauty inspiration and honeymoon ideas.

 
Fine-dining destination

Fine-dining destination

At a time when the hospitality industry was forced to remain closed, the award-winning and privately-owned Carden Park Hotel...

 
Little Mistress reveal the must-have bridesmaid dress colours for weddings this year

Little Mistress reveal the must-have bridesmaid dress colours for weddings this year

Fashion retailer Little Mistress has conducted new research...

 
Nurture your skin

Nurture your skin

Naomi Smart, conscious living content creator and found of eco-friendly, all natural and vegan skincare brand Smart Skin has...

 
Sun, sea and sand

Sun, sea and sand

Elivi Skiathos, the most high-end luxury hotel on the island ofSkiathos, has new experiences for couples looking to plan aheavenly...

Real Wedding

 

Seasonal switch: Kelly and Andrew planned to have a spring wedding but when COVID struck they switched it to the autumn instead.

Real Wedding

 

Seasonal switch: Kelly and Andrew planned to have a spring wedding but when COVID struck they switched it to the autumn instead.

Useful links when planning your wedding

There are a thousand and one things to consider when planning your wedding so let us help you. The links below offer expert advice and gives you an opportunity to sign up for our regular monthly e-newsletter (which you can unsubscribe from instantly at any time). Plus the opportunity to interact with other engaged couples currently planning their wedding such as on our active social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 
Ask our local experts for wedding planning advice

Whatever worries you have regarding your big day, our experts are here to guide you through. Pose all your wedding-related queries to those in the know.

 
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Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding when making any enquiries.

Outdoor 365 Group
Janice Barfoot Cake & Sugarcraft
Outdoor 365 Group
Janice Barfoot Cake & Sugarcraft

Honeymoon

 

Quintessentially Cotswolds: Full of chocolate-box cottages and pretty hamlets, the Cotswolds is an idyllic minimoon destination for couples – and families – looking for picture-perfect properties complete with open fires and woodburners making them so lovely and cosy for winter months...

Honeymoon

 

Quintessentially Cotswolds: Full of chocolate-box cottages and pretty hamlets, the Cotswolds is an idyllic minimoon destination for couples – and families – looking for picture-perfect properties complete with open fires and woodburners making them so lovely and cosy for winter months...

Other titles from County Wedding Magazines...

We currently publish 19 consumer printed wedding titles (including their own web sites) covering most of England and Wales. Many couples, especially those who live in near county boundaries, often want information covering adjoining areas as well as in their own. Take a look at the titles below and click on the covers. You can buy printed and digital versions of any magazine (including back issues) as well as sign up for e-newsletters for any of those areas for free.

Fashion

 

The frill of it: Cascading layers of ruffled tulle, silk organza and soft chiffon combine to create shapely, voluminous gowns.

Fashion

 

The frill of it: Cascading layers of ruffled tulle, silk organza and soft chiffon combine to create shapely, voluminous gowns.

Our readers poll

Please participate in our readers poll, which helps us to ensure that we cover features of most interest to you in the coming issues of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding.

Readers' Poll

When attending a wedding fair, what are you looking to find?

The local suppliers in my area.
 
I go to view the venues.
 
To test out samples/products.
 
Mainly inspiration.
 

Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...What will be your favourite part of your wedding day? (aside from marrying your love)

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The food - it's going to be delish!
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Seeing my family all in one place!
%
The party - I need a boogie!
%
Getting to wear my gown!

Editor loves...

 

Sarah Reeve, Editor of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine
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Our magazines are packed to the brim with expert advice! 

Q: We're great cake lovers and want a showstopper for our wedding that's right on trend. What would you suggest?
Helen says: Large three- or four-tier cakes are still the most popular choice, however if you're having a more intimate wedding, two tiers can look just as fabulous dressed using a mix of beautiful sugar flowers and natural dried ones to add height. Other key trends include:

  • Pretty florals using stunning dried, edible and handmade sugar flowers are very popular. I absolutely love creating sugar flowers as they are the perfect addition to a beautiful cake. Team them with a little pampas or dried bunny tail grass for a stunning design that your guests will be swooning over.
  • Decorative details such as marbling with metallics and different textures like ruffles are also a big talking point and will make your cake stand out. Alternatively opt for a clean simple style using pretty green foliage for a minimalist look. Semi naked and buttercream creations remain popular and are great for a beautiful rustic theme.
  • Bold colours can look dramatic and create a real talking point. Black is incredibly striking dressed with the right flowers and you'll certainly wow your guests with deep rich hues teamed with stunning florals.
  • Display your wedding cake perfectly on a pedestal cake stand, raising it up high for all to see. Make it a real focal point by creating a whole table with matching mini cakes and beautifully iced biscuits for all your guests to enjoy.
Helen Jalim | Cake maker | www.helenjanecakedesign.co.uk

Helen was an expert in our Hot Topic feature in issue 83, read more expert advice now by downloading this issue for free!

Image credit: lovefromlucyphotography.com

 

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