Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding news and ideas from around the area

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

Wedding News: Join Sight ‘n’ Sound at Mercedes-Benz World to see all they have to offer

Join Sight ‘n’ Sound at Mercedes-Benz World to see all they have to offer

Hertfordshire-based Sight 'n' Sound will be exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 8th September - a must-visit event for those tying the knot. At the event, couples and visitors on the day will be able to see Sight 'n' Sound's full wedding service set-up including: Wedding disco, wedding DJ, sound system, lighting, white LED dancefloor and low smoke generator.

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Wedding News: Surrey's Artypix Photography will be showcasing its photo booth with County Wedding Events

Surrey's Artypix Photography will be showcasing its photo booth with County Wedding Events

Surrey-based Artypix Photography will be showcasing its photo booth at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 29th October 2023 - a must-visit event for all those couples looking to tie the knot in the Surrey area. New to Artypix, is the Inflatable Photo Booth and with its hire couples will get: personal booth operators, props, instant image share, unlimited visits, and unlimited online downloads. Packages can be booked in two, three or four hour slots to suit couples' requirements when tying the knot.

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Wedding News: Wedding day aesthetic according to your star sign

Wedding day aesthetic according to your star sign

Jewellery brand Diamonds Factory, has spoken exclusively to celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman, who has shared her top tips on how to plan your wedding according to your zodiac. Vibrant Colours for Aries, known for their fiery and youthful nature, embrace the vibrant energy of red. This intense hue symbolises their passion and dynamism. To capture their directness, a bow and arrow motif, reminiscent of Greek deity Eros, perfectly embodies Aries' spirit on their special day.

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Wedding News: Discover the Lo & Behold Another Wedding Fair this weekend at The Mansion at Coldeast

Discover the Lo & Behold Another Wedding Fair this weekend at The Mansion at Coldeast

Calling all Hampshire brides and grooms-to-be, if you need a little wedding inspiration, consider this the call! Lo & Behold Another Wedding Fair is taking place this weekend, and trust us when we say this is not an event you want to miss. The event will take over The Mansion at Coldeast from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2023. Lo & Behold Another Wedding Fair is pulling together 40 of Hampshire's hottest wedding suppliers for two days of inspiring setups, innovative ideas, styled collaboration spaces, live music, goody bags and bespoke offers. Ami, the owner of Lo & Behold Bespoke, saw a gap in the market for a non-traditional, fun, inviting and cool wedding fair.

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Wedding News: Let's talk about sleep - the importance of rest

Let's talk about sleep - the importance of rest

A new nationwide study has revealed as many as 86 percent of us now regularly struggle to drift off - not good if you're wanting to look and feel your best physically and mentally in the run up to your wedding day and on-the-day itself! Research has revealed the top 20 natural sleep inducers in the modern age – and counting sheep or mugs of Horlicks did not make the cut. In fact, modern Brits are more likely to get intimate with their other half, listen to a true crime podcast, watch a comedy show, tidy their room from top to bottom, or cuddle up with their pet. But the survey shows, simply reading a book is the number one snooze inducing activity (23 percent), followed by scrolling through social media (22 percent), despite the consensus that looking at phones is bad for our sleep patterns.

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Wedding News: Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Calling all newlyweds and nearlyweds - County Wedding Magazines need you!

Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, there's nothing we love more than our real wedding features - and we couldn't do them without you! If you would like to see your wedding grace the pages of one of our County Wedding Magazine titles, then please do get in touch! Grand and big-budget extravaganzas, to small and intimate I dos, themed from beginning to end, or personalised with a sentimental touch - we want to hear about them all!

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Wedding News: 'Say yes to the dress!' with Lace & Button and County Wedding Events

'Say yes to the dress!' with Lace & Button and County Wedding Events

Lace & Button Bridal is a renowned studio in London that specialises in bridalwear and bridal alterations; and will be exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Shows as Ascot Racecourse and Wembley Stadium, in October 2023.With over a decade of experience of helping brides to get the dress of their dreams to fit them perfectly. Unrivalled quality and expertise, attention to detail and to your requirements is the essence of the brand's philosophy, these elements make Lace & Button the ultimate choice when it comes to your special dress.

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Wedding News: Dream wedding venue inspiration at October's Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium

Dream wedding venue inspiration at October's Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium

When attending one of County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Shows couples can be rest assured they'll find suppliers to tick off of their to do list, including the venue. Celebrate one of the most important days of your life at one of the most luxurious wedding venues Northamptonshire has to offer. When it comes to five-star wedding venues, Kettering is able to boast Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa's stunning grounds and luxurious accommodation as true highlight. Weddings evoke wonderful memories and joyous moments of celebration; they are symbolic of dreams becoming reality. From the second you arrive at the grand wedding venue, you're invited to become part of our history as they cater to your every need and support you throughout your wedding journey.

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Wedding News: Wedding dress shopping at the Signature Wedding Show Wembley Stadium event

Wedding dress shopping at the Signature Wedding Show Wembley Stadium event

London bridalwear retailer, Tala Daniel Bridal Couture, will be showcasing a selection of bridalwear at the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, 8th October 2023. Owner Rim says, "Tala Daniel dressed brides from UK and many other countries around the world. We perfectly understand their tastes and needs. Therefore, the wide range of dresses offers different designs for you to find the one you are looking for. Regardless of whether you like French sleeves, boat neckline or tattoo back, we have the dress you are looking for! And, since we have our in-house seamstress available, if you want us to customize it just for you, we also could fulfill your wishes in this!...

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Wedding News: Need your wedding cake? Find it at our Signature Wedding Show

Need your wedding cake? Find it at our Signature Wedding Show

Reigate-based, Mother-Bakin' Cakes specialises in bespoke cakes for all occasions and will be exhibiting at the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on Sunday 29th October 2023. As well as showstopping wedding cakes, owner and baking extraordinaire Dina makes personalised cupcakes, biscuits and chocolate treats – the complete set up for a big-day dessert table! What's more, extra skills in sugar flowers and fondant toppers means your wedding day centrepiece can be completed to perfection.

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Wedding News: Plan your honeymoon with our Signature Wedding Show exhibitor Travel Antares

Plan your honeymoon with our Signature Wedding Show exhibitor Travel Antares

Travel Antares is named after a bright red navigational star in the Scorpius constellation, guiding travellers and explorers for centuries to new and exciting places. What's more, this exciting travel company is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 1st October and Wembley Stadium on 8th October. Owner Chris says, "We love to discover magical new honeymoon destinations and can guide you on your own uniquely personal journey - we've got the knowledge to make it happen. For Destination Weddings, we love Greece, Italy, Mauritius and the Caribbean, although if you have a different idea we're more than happy to explore other options for you; when it comes to Honeymoons we really let the imagination run wild! We're passionate about Safari, the Indian Ocean and French Polynesia. No matter where you want to go we'll create an incredible journey you'll never forget!

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Wedding News: Be mesmerised by So Sinatra at Mercedes-Benz World

Be mesmerised by So Sinatra at Mercedes-Benz World

So Sinatra is the UK's preeminent Swing and Rat Pack era wedding singer and is exhibiting at the County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on 29th October 2023. With 20 years' experience, Paul Holgate is able to turn reception drinks and photos into an uber-cool event, hiring So Sinatra transforms a sedate wedding breakfast into a joyful, hands in the air, leg swinging climax before the speeches! After the afternoon's proceedings, set the tone with a first dance to remember, party with a DJ and end with a New York Finale before coaches.

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Wedding News: Find your big-day photographer with County Wedding Events

Find your big-day photographer with County Wedding Events

Ryan Cox Photography has over 20 years' experience in wedding photography and will be exhibiting at two of our County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Shows. Originally based in Kent, Ryan moved to Surrey in 2021 and is rapidly establishing his reputation and client base in the county. Capturing weddings throughout the UK and in destinations including Portugal, Spain, Italy, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Turkey & Sri Lanka, Ryans relaxed documentary style of photography is in high demand. Following the pandemic 2022 Ryan flew to St Lucia and has travelled across the south of England including Kent, Surrey, Suffolk, Hampshire and the Cotswolds to shoot weddings.

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Wedding News: Looking to wed in Surrey? Check out Burhill Golf Club

Looking to wed in Surrey? Check out Burhill Golf Club

When attending County Wedding Events' signature wedding show at Mercedes-Benz World on October 29th 2023, couples can rest assured there will be venue inspiration aplenty. Exhibiting, is Burhill Golf Club, a beautiful Georgian mansion dating back to 1726 tucked away in acres of woodlands. Burhill is one of Surrey's most enchanting locations, perfect for civil ceremonies, partnerships and wedding receptions. With a selection of rooms to choose from, steeped in history and a sweeping terrace with picturesque views, its exclusive-use policy means you'll be the only wedding couple for the day. Pop long to their stand at the show to meet the team and discuss your special date in greater detail!

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Wedding News: Costco Wholesale exhibiting at Mercedes-Benz World

Costco Wholesale exhibiting at Mercedes-Benz World

Costco Wholesale UK - Sunbury, is exhibiting at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Mercedes-Benz World on October 29th 2023. Costco Wholesale is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing members quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices. Providing a wide selection of merchandise, there's the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one. You can meet the team, and discuss your big-day requirements on 29th October!

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Wedding News: Find your wedding photographer at Ascot Racecourse and Wembley Stadium

Find your wedding photographer at Ascot Racecourse and Wembley Stadium

Are you looking for a relaxed, natural wedding photographer? Come and meet Matt Ellacott at the Ascot Racecourse and Wembley Stadium's Signature Wedding Show. Based in Oxford, and also covering Devon, Matt shares a little bit about himself. "I remember what it was like choosing a photographer for my own wedding day. Like you, I wanted beautiful, natural photos that told the story of our day. The experience of my own wedding is something that I have never forgotten. I have a natural, documentary style and a warm, relaxed, approach which my clients love....

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Wedding News: Plan your wedding day with Ann Events Hire

Plan your wedding day with Ann Events Hire

Exhibiting at the Ascot Wedding Fair, hosted by County Wedding Events, London's Ann Events Hire will be on hand to discuss all of your wedding planning needs. Director Atul says, "We all dream about the day we get married and how perfect we want our special day to be. When my partner and I planned to get married, we struggled with a ton of suppliers who lacked the same energy as us. No one displayed the same passion, vision and excitement.

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Wedding News: Get your caffeine fix with Beanies

Get your caffeine fix with Beanies

Pop along to any County Wedding Events Signature Wedding Show at and you'll discover a delicious Beanies sachet in your goody bag. "At Beanies we think life is all about flavour. So we've made a flavour coffee to suit every moment. Because sometimes it's a super Sticky Toffee kinda day. And others it's a cheeky Cherry Chocolate kinda day. You name it, we've got the full-on, all-out flavour to go with it. Every one is full to the brim with the biggest, boldest, most delicious-est tastes you can imagine. And they're sugar free and low in calories too, so it's guilt-free indulgence all the way. Whatever the occasion, we've got the flavour to match. From the moment the jar is popped open and releases the aroma, to the very last sip, we make sure that the experience is full-on and ultimately satisfying."

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Wedding News: Meet the team of Berkshire's Bearwood Lakes Golf Club at Ascot Racecourse

Meet the team of Berkshire's Bearwood Lakes Golf Club at Ascot Racecourse

Planning your special day can be easier than you imagine when finding the right venue with with a friendly, experienced team to welcome you and your guests. Bearwood Lakes brings together everything you need in one outstanding location at the team will be on hand to discuss your wedding planning needs at County Wedding Events' Signature Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 1st October 2023. A licensed venue boasting luxurious facilities, Bearwood Lakes is surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside comprising three picturesque lakes - providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography!

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Wedding News: Amazing new products from Surrey's Fizz and Grooze

Amazing new products from Surrey's Fizz and Grooze

Fizz and Groove, who will be exhibiting with us at the Ascot wedding show, have some amazing new products available to rent out for your wedding entertainment. Fizz and Groove, who have been exhibiting with us for a number of years now, have at the time of writing this, 100% 5 star reviews, 57 of them in fact on google and counting. They came 2nd in the national guides for brides customer service awards 2022 and are fast becoming one of the most highly regarded wedding DJ companies in London and the whole of the UK. With the option of rustic or modern, Fizz and Groove have a choice of 3 completely different "selfie pods" that you and your guests can use to your hearts content.

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