So I have been meaning to write a blog about my recommended UK wedding suppliers for some time now. Its that time of the year when brides and grooms to be are planning like crazy and always ask me who I'd recommend in the industry - so here goes...
Rosie Kelly Photography
Rosie is just one of a kind. She photographed our wedding and I couldn't recommend her enough, we felt so relaxed throughout our whole day and still to this day (a couple of years on) our photographs look like they were taken yesterday. Timeless, classy and authentic. Rosie surely knows how take a group shot!
Magda K Photography
Magda is the ultimate bohemian, uber relaxed photographer friend I have. She is super cool and knows how to capture romance.
Pear Bear Photography
Anna is another friend of mine I have met whilst working in the wedding industry. She has an authentic approach to wedding photography, not at all cheesy but she captures the real emotions as they unfold on your wedding day.
Tineke Floral Designs
Kerry, the owner of Tineke is the ultimate floristry expert. She has many years in the industry and loads of awards under her belt. There's nothing Kerry and her team don't know about flowers and weddings, stunning displays and floral designs. If you're after an award winning florist this is the one for you. I mean, just look at that bouquet!
Coco in the Country
These lovely ladies know how to display flowers. Artistic and beautiful, based in Lincoln. Dreamiest designs!
Sophie and Luna
Sandra the designer behind this amazing business Sophie and Luna creates floral designs and head pieces using fresh and preserved flowers. Her preserved flowers last a life time when kept properly. Stunning flower crowns!
Michele is based in the East Midlands and creates the most beautiful floral designs and displays. Michele uses the highest quality flowers from trusted suppliers and is florist you'll always see designing the displays at the well know 'Save the Date' show (also knows as WEWAD) - Wedding Event with a Difference.
Styling & Hiring
Save the Date Event Stylist
Gemma & Danielle at Save the Date offer a vast range of unique wedding décor, props, vintage china and so much more. They are so accommodating and make your ideas come to life. I have worked with this team for some time now and I couldn't recommend them enough! Based in Lincolnshire at the Pumping House wedding venue.
Cathy at Boelle is probably the coolest person I know. She offers a bespoke bohemian venue styling and wedding planning service. Cathy has style and is very hands on with everything she does delivering her services all across the UK.
The Rustic Wedding Company
The lovely Lesley at Rustic Wedding Company offers a contemporary wedding styling service with a rustic twist. Based in Leicestershire Lesley also travels around the UK with her services and nothing is too much for her. I love that Lesley only styles 1 wedding per week, all of her attention is on you to make sure your wedding is just perfect.
Nothing is too much for Jo, she creates the most beautiful looks. Again, I have worked with Jo on many occasions and every time her work amazes me. She creates a makeup look that perfectly complements you and your style. She is based in Nottingham but does travel.
Harriet Harvey Hair
If you want your hair to stay in all day Harriet is the one for you. I've had my hair styled by Harriet many times and its always stayed in place. Harriet was my hair stylist for my wedding (image above with the flower crown by Sophie and Luna) and she was just incredible. From my trial, my bridesmaids trials to on the day. Harriet is based in Nottinghamshire but will travel around the East Midlands.
Helen Sutcliffe Hair
Helen is cool, calm and collective. She has a beautiful style and experience under her hairdressing belt. Helen designs and makes her own hair accessories too under the business name of 'Feathered Bridal' and she also won the 'East Midlands Best Hairstylist of 2015' - what more could you want?
Astra is the designer and business owner of Haarlem Bridal. A gorgeous shop of the most beautiful couture wedding dresses. Haarlem Bridal dresses are designed and produced in house and made in the studio at Haarlem Mill, Derbyshire. Astra also designs bridal party dresses and outfits as well.
Kula Tsurdiu is an international couture bridal designer who has been making beautiful wedding dresses for over 20 years. Her designs are times, relaxed and have a bohemian feel - simply stunning. Kula's shop is situated in the heart of Nottingham's Lace Market and her dresses are made on the island of Rhodes.
If you want style, taste and an award winning cake Sophie at Confetti Cakery is the cake maker/ designer for you. Perfection is key and her designs are just incredible, contemporary, creative and bold. Your cake table will stand out in all of its glory! Sophie also creates the tastiest sweet treats too! Oh and she's award winning...
The Sweet Stuff
Natasha is based in Nottingham and offers an array of stunning cake flavours and designs. From naked and semi-naked cakes to iced cakes and buttercream cakes. Natasha also offers edible favours for your wedding guests too! Take a look at her website to see more.
Balloons & Lollipops
Dottie & Love Balloons and Dottie Goes Pop!
Jayne is the business owner behind both Dottie & Love Balloon and the new Dottie Goes Pop. If you want those extra accessories to help your wedding stand out of the crowd then speak to Jayne. She offers the most beautiful balloons, balloon designs, colours and tassels. If your after the alternative wedding favour or addition to your sweet table then check out these quirky lollipops. They can be personalised and designed to suite your wedding / party theme.
I will occasionally update this blog post with new suppliers to the industry and old ones I haven't met yet. All suppliers listed above are all incredible in their field and a pleasure to work with from a business prospective.