Here are assorted wedding related people and places I’ve been impressed by. I suppose I should say that, like the BBC, I am not responsible for the content of external sites, or the quality of their work…but from my experience working with them at different weddings they’ve been excellent at what they do!
SURREY WEDDING VENUES
Great Fosters – luxury country house wedding venue
Loseley Park – perfect Surrey wedding venue
Pembroke Lodge – beautiful venue in Richmond Park
Nonsuch Mansion – stunning mansion house in Cheam, Surrey
Gate Street Barn – beautiful secluded barn in Surrey
Barn at Bury Court – great wedding barn on Hampshire/Surrey border
Greyfriars House – Beautiful mansion in the Surrey hills
The Bingham – lovely hotel on the Thames in Richmond
Ramster Hall – perfect wedding venue near Chiddingfold
Wotton House – luxury hotel near Dorking
HAMPSHIRE WEDDING VENUES
Tylney Hall – Impressive Hampshire country house near Basingstoke
Lainston House – Luxurious country house in stunning countryside near Winchester
Millbridge Court – Light and airy wedding barn near Frensham
SUSSEX WEDDING VENUES
HERTFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES
Brocket Hall – Incredible country house near Hatfield
Latimer Place – Classic stately home
Micklefield Hall – Stunning pondside outdoor ceremony venue
The Grove – Luxury country estate with really quirky potting shed dining room
BEDFORDSHIRE WEDDING VENUES
Turvey House – stunning country house marquee venue
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WEDDING VENUES
Dorney Court – enchanting tudor manor house
BERKSHIRE WEDDING VENUES
Little Dower House – magical exclusive use house (2 mins from my home!)
Mini Bean Coffee – perfect coffee served from a super cute converted mini!
Herbie Hire – hire Herbie for a really cool, alternative wedding car!
Simon Alexander – amazing magician for grown ups
Dylan’s ice cream van – yummy for the guests and great for some quirky wedding photographs!
Say Fromage – supplement your wedding photographs with a funky photo booth
Spongeworks – delicious wedding cakes, specialising in ‘naked cakes’!
Sugar & Chic – stunning wedding cakes
Purple Door Props – beautiful Annie Sloane multi coloured chairs for hire
The Modern Toastmaster – lovely and non-stuffy guy who’ll play British Bulldog with the kids as well as helping everything run smoothly!
LouPaper – very talented calligrapher and stationery designer (and best business name ever!)
OTHER WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Hanna Wildman – a professional hair and make up artist based in Guildford. Great at her job and super nice too.
Carolanne Armstrong – talented and lovely hair and make up artist based in Sussex
Tania Stephenson Oliver – great make up artist who specialises in amazing natural lashes
NW Make up – Natasha is a fab hair stylist and make up artist
Claire Bache – great make up artist
Cat Legge – lovely lady for great wedding hair and make up
Helen Alexander – talented hair and make up artist
HAIR AND MAKE-UP
Films in Bloom – Elissa makes beautiful films and is lovely to work with
Rupert Ward-Lewis – super talented videographer who manages to make everyone look like movie stars!
Ash Videography – fabulous wedding film maker
Spatz Films – ninja videographer, so unobtrusive he’s almost invisible!
Gerry Lewis Productions – Gerry and his son are great videographers and really nice guys
Cheesecake – guaranteed to give you an amazing party, and nice guys too
Down for the count – fab band
Informer – awesome wedding band
The Chaps – brilliant band
Festival Sons – great live festival style band
Rollercoaster – super party band
Tara Minton – talented and lovely harpist
Bowfiddle – Very talented string quartet (or string trio) who help produce a great atmosphere at your wedding
Lydia Pearson – incredible soprano singer
Chess DJ – Chris is a lovely and very professional DJ who’ll give you a fantastic party
Mitch Matthews DJ – great hair and great tunes!
West End Wedding Singing Waiters – so talented and what a fabulous way to get the party started!