It’s peak wedding planning season folks! Christmas and the New Year brings a flurry of romantic proposals, which means lots of lovely wedding plans begin to flourish in January. If you are new to wedding planning, have just discovered the wedding industry and are feeling a little daunted by the prospect. Do not fret! We are here to help, thanks in part to our super cool wedding directory, the Supplier Love pages. We only accept brands to our directory if they are in keeping with our style and ethos, have great reviews and offer top notch service. No need to hit Google or Instagram, they are all curated into one easy to navigate space. Perfect!
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a selection of our awesome wedding suppliers, who offer a product or service with utter style. Get ready to feel excited and be sure to enquire speedily to secure your wedding date.
Specialising in relaxed, outdoorsy weddings I regularly shoot in barns, tipis and farms across the UK and Europe. I bloody love working with fun loving, down to earth couples who want to step away from tradition and do things their way. DIY, creative, colourful weddings and elopements are my thing! I’m Stevie and I’d love to capture your adventure!
Image by JS Coates Photography
Capturing your heart from the moment you arrive, Blackwell Grange has been a family home for generations. In 2016 Blackwell Grange opened its doors as an exclusive-use wedding venue for your special day sharing every wonder of the listed buildings and the land, from the characterful heritage to the tranquil Cotswold location, featuring contemporary, elegant interior design and exceptional attention to detail.
Lovingly restored, the 16th century Thatch Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies with features including the original oak beams and barn doors, a magnificent open fire and ambient lighting.
Dining and dancing take place in the contemporary Orchard Barn, bathed in light from its floor-to-ceiling windows and doors and featuring a stylish bar and helical staircase, impressive dining space and mezzanine ‘chill out’ area.
Image by Jon Harper Wedding Photography
The Caryls Photography specialises in laid-back, rustic, nature-filled weddings that embrace whatever the elements may bring! If you like country walks in the rain, and dancing barefoot around campfires under the stars, you’re definitely our kind of couple!
For us, wedding and elopement photography is an incredible combination of portraiture, landscape, still-life and reportage – with a unique and special love story at its heart. We’ll be there to capture all the big moments – and the small, fleeting ones that you may miss. When you look back over you photographs, we want you to remember not just what your wedding day looked like – but what it felt like, too. The laughter, the emotion, the love.
That you are considering us to document your wedding day is truly the greatest honour. Do get in touch! We would love to hear more about your plans.
Image by Ellie Grace Photography
Welcome to Wildwood Paper, where your Wedding Stationery dreams come true. I’m Grace, an Illustrator, Designer, Flower Enthusiast and one-woman-show behind Wildwood Paper, a small independent design studio based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, designing botanical paper goods and products adorned with hand drawn blooms, printed on high quality paper stocks.
Love flowers? Love print and pattern? You’re in the right place!
Image by Maytree Photography
Hello, I’m Jess & I truly believe that photography is absolutely NOT the most important part of your wedding day.
I probably shouldn’t say it but it’s true!
The important parts are when your tummies are full of butterflies and your eyes meet for the first time down the aisle. When your best pals squeeze you so tight that you nearly lose your Prosecco. When you get confetti in your ears, eyes, nose, mouth, (bra.) When your nan holds your hand a smiles up at you proudly. When your friends and family pile onto the dance floor after your first dance & you don’t even notice.
If you’re stood in a line pulling a cheesy grin for most of your day, or working through an endless list of “must-have-photographs” that you’ve found online, you’re going to miss out on all of these precious moments. The ones that you’ll go on to treasure for a lifetime. And whilst you’re making those memories, I’ll be snapping away making sure you’ve got them saved for the rest of your days.
Those are the images you’ll want to look back on.
I can absolutely guarantee that if you’re letting your hair down & having a ball with your nearest and dearest, it’ll shine through in your photographs. And that’s all the effort you guys should need to make.
So if you plan to spend your day laughing hard, squeezing tight & dancing till dawn, get in touch!
P.S I’m obsessed with colour
With its ivy-clad facade and idyllic riverside location, the Swan Hotel is the perfect choice for a charming Cotswold wedding. You’ll find the hotel in the centre of Bibury – a village famously described as the most beautiful in England by William Morris.
Dating back to the 18th Century, the Swan has lots of character and the stylish country interiors have been designed to the finest of details by owner Pamela Horton. The hotel gardens are a real showstopper with a quaint summer house and a gentle trickling steam – ideal for rubber duck races – brilliant, quirky entertainment for your guests!
Image by Squib Photography
Create the perfect confetti moment on your wedding day with biodegradable petal confetti grown on the Shropshire Petals farm. Wedding venues recommend Shropshire Petals confetti as it’s made of dried petals which are eco-friendly, dye-free, natural and picked by hand to ensure only the best quality petals are used. They deliver within the UK, Europe and a growing list of countries including USA, Canada and Australia.
They offer a beautiful range of petal colours to choose from and even a Pick & Mix service so couples can truly create their unique confetti mix. There are lots of display options available including cones, baskets, sachets, pops and even cannons! You can also personalise your cones or confetti pops with a choice of 20 different designs to choose from.
Image by Karen Massey Photography
Our giant Nordic tipis provide a magical alternative to traditional marquees, for year-round weddings and events. Any number of tipis can be joined together to accommodate up to 1000 seated guests. A range of carefully chosen furnishings, lighting and other lovely things are available to help create a really special and unique venue.
Each customer is assigned a dedicated Event Co-ordinator who works with them from initial enquiry until the tipis are taken down. We provide detailed quotations and floor plans, carry out free site visits if required and will liaise with your other suppliers to ensure a seamless event.
Image by Sarah Lauren Photography
Bands For Hire represent a broad and diverse range of wedding bands throughout the UK, from Swing, Rock ’n’ Roll and Soul to Indie, Pop and Rock, there’s something for the whole family. As well as bands for evening entertainment we also work with String Quartets, Harpists, Jazz Bands and Solo performers suitable for Ceremony and Drinks Reception background music.
Image by John Paul ODonnell Professional Photographer
It’s difficult not to think about the history of De Vere Theobalds Estate in Cheshunt as you sweep up the drive to this elegant redbrick mansion house.
Theobalds Estate is a stunning wedding venue which is located in Hertfordshire Nestled in 55 acres of picturesque parkland. The manicured lawns and Italian gardens of Theobalds Estate create a breath-taking first impression. This is an ideal choice to set the scene for you perfect wedding day.
Image by John Paul ODonnell Professional Photographer
Happy wedding planning lovely readers! xo Lou