Aimee Dunne specialises in luxury weddings in London, the UK and abroad, aiming to create celebrations with the ‘wow’ factor that are as personal as they are memorable. Familiar with working with clients with hectic schedules, Aimee aims to bring couples’ visions of their special day to life, ensuring every last detail is planned to perfection.
Complete Bliss are friendly wedding planners with years of events experience who’ll help you have a very special, stress-free day, safe in the knowledge that all the details have been taken care of. They work with trusted suppliers and keep up with all the latest wedding trends to ensure your celebration is memorable, personal and filled with joy and laughter.
Oaks Farm is a stunning venue tucked away down a tranquil country lane in the heart of Croydon. Featuring two spacious reception rooms ‒ a cosy, oak-beamed Victorian barn and an airy orangery ‒ it makes the perfect setting for any intimate occasion, from weddings and civil partnership celebrations to baby namings. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in its gorgeous garden complete with lily pond and wisteria-clad arbour.
Gildings Barns is a delightful rural venue, almost hidden down a country lane near Dorking in Surrey. With a stunning barn handcrafted by the owner’s late father from the huge oaks that were uprooted in the big storm of 1987, it truly is a magical setting for an unforgettable day. Gildings Barns is a licensed wedding venue but also caters for other events, including corporate activities. It is also sometimes available free of charge for charitable functions. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space, providing lots of scope for fun and creativity ‒ and many amazing photo opportunities.
The Capaldi Hotel, situated just 35 minutes outside Marrakech, is a luxurious boutique hotel set in fragrant, tranquil gardens with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Its mouthwatering menus, stunning scenery and traditional Moroccan architecture all contribute to making it an ideal choice for hosting the perfect romantic celebration.
Belair House is a stunning two-storey Georgian mansion dating from 1785 that makes the perfect venue for any occasion as the highly skilled events team can cater for large weddings as well as more intimate receptions. Set off a quiet road in leafy Dulwich, the house features a grand staircase and beautiful terraces that make for stunning photographs.
Westmead is a magical outdoor wedding venue set in 11 acres of farmland featuring a pretty lake, flower-filled meadows, mature oak trees, hedgerows and an orchard. Located in South Nutfield in Surrey it’s easily accessible by rail and car as it’s less than an hour away from Central London. With space for glamping tents (and a 6ft fire pit), Westmead provides a charming rural backdrop for any kind of celebration.
Tucked away down a country lane, Broadacres is a 17th-century farmhouse set in 18 acres of breathtakingly beautiful East Sussex countryside in the South Downs near Lewes. Broadacres aims to provide luxury weddings at an affordable price and packages start at just £995. If it’s an intimate celebration in stunning scenery you’re after, Broadacres is the perfect setting for an unforgettable day.
Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa near Redhill is the ideal venue for a wedding celebration, whether you want to take over the whole house or just use one of the hotel’s impressive period rooms. Boasting a magnificent mansion (including a tower inspired by the Palace of Westminster), the hotel also features cosy lounges and terraces with magnificent views of the Surrey countryside.
Farbridge near Chichester is a gorgeous barn-style venue that can accommodate from 60 to 150 guests. Featuring fabulous food and a rural setting amid the Sussex Downs, its Meadow Barn is licensed to hold civil marriages and partnerships and can be transformed into a dance-floor after the reception.
The George of Stamford, one of England’s greatest coaching inns, makes for a magnificent wedding venue with its super-attentive staff, oak-panelled period rooms, cosy bars, cobbled courtyard and breathtakingly beautiful garden overlooked by a towering church spire.
Marianne Chua is an award-winning wedding photographer based in South London who specialises in a quirky, colourful, candid style for fun, modern couples. Her natural approach allows you to enjoy your wedding day while she ninjas around discreetly capturing all the hilarious moments long into party time!
Rebecca Carpenter is a highly experienced Kent-based photographer specialising in capturing all the magical moments of a couple’s big day. A born romantic, she’s friendly and approachable and knows that making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera is key to creating images that will be treasured forever.
Moment Weddings is a video company set up by Karl Egan that specialises in beautiful wedding films that will perfectly capture the mood and special moments of your big day. Friendly and unobtrusive, Karl aims to reflect the individual personalities of the couples he works with and prides himself on creating carefully crafted films that you’ll want to watch over and over again.
Jennifer Hall has worked as a photographer for nine years, having earned a City & Guilds photography qualification with distinction. Jennifer has a relaxed and friendly approach and goes to great lengths to make the people she’s photographing feel comfortable and at ease. Her photographs are personal and informal and she strives to capture all the tiny details that make each wedding unique.
The Sausage & Mash Company brings delicious home-cooked food and canapes to any venue in Surrey, Kent or Wiltshire with its eye-catching mobile food kitchen Gumdrop, a converted Citroen H Van. Whether you’re after flavourful sausages, mouth-watering pies filled with natural ingredients or carefully crafted canape platters, the company offers a fun and creative way to celebrate any occasion.
Brides Visited is an independent bridal studio and wedding photographers based in Ashstead in Surrey. The studio stocks over 200 wedding gowns by leading designers, along with bridesmaids dresses and wedding accessories. The owners, Lorraine and John, are also highly experienced wedding photographers.
Lovebird offers a wide range of bespoke wedding stationery design and modern calligraphy services that will make an extra-special first impression! Founded by Kirstie Bird, who’s passionate about making sure her clients’ expectations are not only met, but exceeded, Lovebird invitations are guaranteed to get your guests excited about the memorable day you have in store for them.
Mark Bixter is based in South East London. Following a career as an actor, Mark set up a celebrancy business that focuses on creating bespoke, personalised ceremonies. Whether it is a wedding, naming ceremony or vow renewal, Mark works to create a unique ceremony that reflects your style and approach. Mark is a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.
Veronika Robinson is a Cumbria-based Independent Celebrant who’s been officiating ceremonies since 1995. Veronika is also the founder and course leader of Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training. As your celebrant, she will create, write and officiate a ceremony unique to you and your celebration. ‘For as long as I can remember, I have loved words, and anything that carries a sense of the sacred,’ she says. ‘I have a deep understanding of the power of words as medicine, and the importance of symbols as a way of understanding and expressing human archetypes and myths.’
Karen and Alan Phillips are trained wedding and funeral celebrants based in Chelmsford who take great pride in designing memorable bespoke celebrations. Both are experienced public speakers and members of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.
Simple Veils produces custom-made wedding veils, hen-party veils and hair accessories allowing brides to customise their veil by length, colour and jewels to complement their wedding gown. Focusing on value for money and service, Simple Veils guarantees you the perfect veil without blowing your budget.
Chiqas is a multi-talented, classically-trained all-female musical ensemble that can play a wonderfully wide range of music, from classical to pop, funk and jazz. Comprising a string quartet, singer and drummer, couples can book either a duo, trio or quartet, and have the option of adding a drummer and/or singer if they wish, meaning the group can play not only at the ceremony, but at the reception afterwards.
Graham Beacom is a Bromley-based Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies with experience of over 300 weddings. He will ensure your big day runs smoothly and can act as MC during the speeches too so that you can relax and enjoy yourselves knowing everything is being taken care of. Graham is a Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters and has a relaxed and friendly approach. For a free, no-obligation meeting, call 020 8467 7671 or 07795 088608.
Una Archer is a psychologist specialising in supporting secure attachment in parent-child relationships. Pregnancy and the first two years of life are vitally important in creating a solid foundation for a baby’s healthy emotional development. Una offers an informative free email course called ‘5 Heartwarming Ways to Bond with Your Unborn Baby’ that’s available at helpyourchildthrive.co.uk.
Sophie Brigstocke offers doula, breastfeeding and baby massage support to parents, having been awarded Doula of the Year in 2017. She also runs the Nurturing Birth Directory to provide families in SW London with easy-to-find local options and support for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
Jane Houlding, the founder of Radiant Yoga, is a highly experienced Beckenham-based Prenatal Yoga, and Mum & Baby Yoga teacher. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit radiantyoga.co.uk.