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By Louise Baltruschat Hollis

Photos by Thyme Lane Photography

Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great start to 2023. If you are newly engaged, then a very warm welcome and congratulations to you.

If you are getting married this year, I am so excited for you. I hope 2023 is going to be your best year EVER!

We had a pretty chilled Christmas, relaxing and hanging out with family which was lovely. December passed in a blur of festivities and winter bugs, but overall, it was pretty good. We were able to use our new kitchen which was amazing, but there are still a few finishing touches to complete before I share the results.

I have to say though, I am now longing for longer days and sunshine, but trying to appreciate the cosiness.

2023, bring on all the weddings, all the love and all the joy, please! Anyway enough from me, let’s dive into my roundup of the month.

Yew Tree Farm Wedding Lauren May Photos Photo: Lauren May Photos via Yew Tree Farm Wedding


📌 Some of this month’s wedding planning articles you may have missed:

Did you miss my collaboration with Dressarte Paris on Designing Your Own Wedding Dress? It’s packed full of advice on how to create your dream bespoke gown.

👋 January’s new Supplier Love members:

Supplier Love News

Let’s check out all the latest from WWW’s wedding supplier members.

Southdowns Manor

Southdowns Manor Hampshire Wedding Venue Photo: Sainte Croix Photography

Southdowns Manor are holding an Open Day on Sunday 22nd January 2023 from midday until 4.00pm.

Bring your loved ones to our Open Day and enjoy a delightful afternoon with us, sipping a glass of bubbly and tasting freshly prepared canapés. Experience the breathtaking splendour of our exclusive-use wedding venue. Wander at your leisure through the beautifully elegant house and grounds; discuss your wedding plans with our friendly, experienced team and take the opportunity to discover more about our fantastic all inclusive and whirlwind offers and meet selected guest suppliers.

RSVP by 20th January to [email protected]

If you can’t make it to our upcoming open house event call 01730 763800 to book a personal viewing of Southdowns Manor with a time that suits you.

Southdowns Manor Hampshire Wedding Venue Photo: My Beautiful Now


My Fave Weddings of the Month

Bouquet Flowers Orange Purple Bride Bridal West Yorkshire Hall Wedding Maddie Farris Photography Photo: Maddie Farris Photography via West Yorkshire Hall Wedding


Cairns Farm Estate Wedding Kalisterscope Photography Photo: Kalisterscope Photography via Cairns Farm Estate Wedding


And that’s a wrap for the start of 2023. I hope you have the best January and I will be back next month to share all the latest! xo Lou

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