Finding suppliers you can trust is key to having a wonderful and stress free day but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Below are some of my favourite wedding suppliers. I have either used them for my own recent wedding or would be more than happy to do so having worked along side them in the past.
AVA LOUISE BRIDAL WEAR
74, Bedford Place
An absolutely beautiful bridal shop run by the very lovely Imogen Taylor. Imogen has an exceptional eye for an exquisite dress and the customer service is second to none. Imogen works with a seamstress to make sure the dress you choose will fit you to perfection.You can also have your dream gown designed and made here.
HANNAH ELIZABETH BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
5, High Street
A lovely bridal shop with a very friendly and helpful team and a beautiful selection of dresses and accessories.
ELEGANCE BRIDAL COIFFURE
6, Westbrook Centre
Run by the exceptionally lovely and very talented Annette Bradford, this is an award winning salon focussed on making brides look and feel their absolute best on their special day. Annette is an incredible hair and make up artist who will work with you to create the perfect look for you. She offers home or venue visits on your wedding day. Make up lessons and all manor of hair, skincare and beauty treatments are also available at her salon.
21, Meeting House Lane
If you need a wedding ring designed and made to fit your engagement ring and to compliment it perfectly this is a wonderful place to visit. All rings are made on site and the designers are incredibly talented with all sorts of techniques and ideas to help you find a ring to love forever.The staff are incredibly helpful without ever being pushy and prices are reasonable.
If you love beautiful jewellery, the lanes in Brighton are a wonderful place to have a wander and if you haven’t yet chosen your engagement ring, I think you would love a day out here!
CHALMING CAKE DESIGNS
10, Granada Road
Run by the very lovely Sonia Chalmers, the Chalming Cake Co offers two different types of wedding services. There is the Simply Chalming Wedding Cake Range for couples who are looking for a beautifully finished cake that tastes amazing but who are more cost conscious. Or the bespoke wedding cake service for those who are looking for a unique and very personal wedding cake designed and created just for them.
SUEPHISTICATED WEDDING CAKES
Sue specialises in luxury bespoke wedding cakes with the wow factor in the Southampton and surrounding areas, all made from the finest ingredients and all look completely stunning.
LUCY LOU PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOBOOTH
10 The Vale
Absolutely beautiful wedding photography from a very talented and professional young lady. Photography is Lucy’s passion and it shows in her work. Lucy will capture the special moments and details of your day in a very natural and unobtrusive way and is also a very lovely person to have around for the day. She also offers a hired and hosted Photo Booth for your event.
BIG BOUQUET PHOTOGRAPHY
A husband and wife team based in Bournemouth who have kindly provided some absolutely beautiful images for this site. Again, stunning photography, lovely people ( because, that’s important) and a full range of photographic services and packages to suit.
For absolutely unique items from highly talented individual designers across the world. Well worth a browse for inspiration and below are some of my favourites;
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/beccaandlouise For stunning hand decorated shoes
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SarahWalshBridal For beautiful hand made bridal earrings and hairpieces
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/percyhandmade Hand made hair pieces to die for
www.pinterest.com Use it to browse for ideas and inspiration but also to create wedding boards to collect those ideas and to see how the ideas might work together. Keep your boards secret or share it with a chosen few! Invaluable when planning a wedding or any other project.