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Full of wedding ideas, expert advice and talented local suppliers, Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding is now available for free – simply follow this link to download the latest issue. For even more inspiration, you can also check out our previous issues.

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January/February 2022

January/February 2022

Welcome to this landmark edition of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding! We’re 90 issues young and despite all the challenges of the past nearly two years, we’re here raising a glass to our special anniversary and all the weddings to come. It’s been tough for everyone, but throughout the restrictions and uncertainty, one of the many shining lights has been the resilience of the wedding industry and couples patiently waiting for their big day. Many had to cancel their weddings last year, some multiple times, before finally being able to tie the knot once lockdowns eased. Suppliers have rallied to provide support, pulling out all the stops to help people reschedule and adapt their plans. This issue we’re lucky enough to be able share a tiny snapshot of just some of the weddings that have taken place in the region – proof, if proof were needed, that love wins no matter what! With the Christmas and New Year proposal season adding to demand, we’re looking forward to bringing you lots more lovely local weddings to inspire and excite you in the months ahead.

For those starting out 2022 with a sparkly new ring on their finger, firstly congratulations from your new best friend! We’ll be here throughout your journey with all the latest wedding trends, bridal fashion and beauty insight, local venues, suppliers and wedding news from your doorstep. And when your day comes, which it surely will, don’t forget to stay in touch for your chance to share the joy with our readers. Just click here to get involved.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2022!

Sarah x
Rain failed to stop play
Image provided by Steph Newton Photography
Rain failed to stop play
Not even the Great British weather could dampen the joy at Emily and Nathan’s autumn wedding.

Read all the details of their big day on page 34 of the current issue, available now: www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding/free-download
Win a pair of diamond earrings worth £1,500
Let it snow
Image provided by www.idealimaging.uk.com
Let it snow
The Elvetham Hotel

Set in 35 acres of Hampshire countryside, the grounds of this historic gem are magical in winter with a dusting of snow. The striking building oozes history and charm; a stunning example of Victorian architecture it boasts a wealth of inviting indoor wedding spaces and standout features. Think wood-panelled walls, a spectacular staircase, fireplaces and oak floors – the stuff that winter wedding dreams are made of!

Arrive at the tower over the main entrance, step inside and be prepared for plenty of stop-stare moments. The grandeur of the Oak Room provides an elegant setting for indoor ceremonies. The large windows allow the light to flood in and there’s a statement fireplace at the spot where you say ‘I do’. Celebrate afterwards with a reception for up to 100 guests in the magnificent Library. The largest room in the house there’s an ornate stone fireplace, original bookcases and plenty of natural light. What’s more, at the end of the night you can retreat to one of the venue’s elegant bedrooms and wake up feeling refreshed and revived, ready to relive the big day with your friends and family over breakfast.

Visit: www.elvethamhotel.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 17 of the current issue, available now: www.yourhampshiredorset.wedding/free-download
7 unique wedding traditions from around the world 
7 unique wedding traditions from around the world 
Weddings come in all different shapes and sizes, and there are so many unique traditions that make them special in different countries. There are many customs you are likely already familiar with, such as proposing with a diamond engagement ring and throwing your bouquet on the big day. However, there are so many other interesting traditions from around the globe that you're sure to love. 

New research from engagement ring retailer, Angelic Diamonds, takes us on a trip around the world to find out more about wedding traditions and costs in every corner of the globe. Today, we're taking a closer look at some of our very favourite traditions. Despite their differences, there is one thing that all these traditions have in common. They are all in place to bring luck, happiness, and love to a union between the happy couple.

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Dress up
Dress up
Brides will enjoy dressing up this year in stylish trousers, statement sleeves, sleek A-line silhouettes and voluminous skirts.

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Back to nature bolthole
Back to nature bolthole
Editor Claire was invited to Monkey Island Estate, a sanctuary set on a private island on the River Thames offering laid-back luxury.

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Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

30 Jan 2022 - PMN New Place Hotel Wedding Fayre
Shirrell Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2JH

30 Jan 2022 - Spiral Events Wedding Fayre
Best Western Andover Hotel, Micheldever Road, Andover, SP11 6LA

6 Feb 2022 - PMN Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Fayre
Rhinefield Rd, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QB
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