I understand that there's A LOT to think about when organising your wedding and maybe there are some things you haven't even thought about yet! Over the years, I have met some absolutely fantastic people within the wedding industry and I thought that you should know about them too (if you don't already)! I can highly recommend each and every one of these below and I know that they'll add GREATNESS to your big day.
Known as the Gloucestershire Magician, Richard is the best close- up magician I have ever seen! Hire him for your event and you won't regret it. Richard has won many awards, including the South West Wedding Entertainer 2015 at the Wedding Industry Awards. Do bear in mind that this particular magician is a professional pick- pocket, so I'd keep a close eye on that wedding cake if I were you! Click on his image to take you to his website.
THE BARN AT UPCOTE
Wow, this place is absolutely stunning and I strongly urge you to go there and check it out! It boasts a fantastic location, it's surrounded by the most idyllic views, with REAL life pheasants and such casually wondering around; it's a venue absolutely perfect for a rural/ vintage affair. Owners of the barn, Andrew & Jo, have done an incredible job at renovating it into a modern, fresh delight. With their years of expertise, they are both very accommodating, welcoming and they will ensure that your day/ evening runs ever so smoothly! 2017 is booking up fast I know, so in order to secure your desired date, be sure to get in touch with them as soon as you can! Please click on the image to take you to their website.
MARTIN & CO
There is only one place I'd recommend my lovely brides and grooms to go for their jewellery; Martin & Co, the county jewellers for over 200 years. Whether you're after that perfect diamond ring, cufflinks, necklaces, presents for your bridesmaids/ ushers, they have everything here. They are highly experienced within their field, instilling confidence in knowledge and making it an overall wonderful experience! You can find the exquisite shop at 19, The Promenade. Please click on the image to go through to their website.
THE LITTLE WEDDING HELPER
If you haven't been introduced to the marvellous Kirsten Butler, then let me introduce you! Kirsten is The Little Wedding Helper, based in Bristol who can help turn your dreams into reality. With her fantastic eye and touches to detail, Kirsten is a specialist in wedding venue styling, making your special day even more unique. Kirsten has had years of experience and knows exactly what is needed to create that magical day you have always wished for. Please do have a look at her website by clicking on the image, you'll be amazed!
THE GREAT TYTHE BARN
Being located in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Great Tythe Barn is definitely one of my favourite wedding venues that I can highly recommend. Rebecca and the team who run the events there are just so helpful, organised and fantastic. The venue itself is surrounded by a very picturesque landscape, only adding to it's wonderful historic roots and charm. It is one of the most popular venues around Gloucestershire, so I would get in touch as soon as you've got a date in mind as they get booked very quickly! Check out the website for The Great Tythe Barn by clicking on the image.
If you've already had a look for your perfect wedding photographer, you've probably discovered an abundance that work within and around the Cotswolds. I want to make your life easier because I can, with confidence, refer you to one of the finest wedding photographers there is, Marcus Ward of Bigeye Photography. Marcus provides a very personalised service, which is very important in making the couple and guests feel at ease on their wedding day. He is fantastic at capturing all moments, from the laughs and smiles to the more sensitive and private ones. Visit his website by clicking on the image opposite.
Eastington Park is a beautiful Grade II Georgian Manor House set in 8 acres of gardens in Gloucestershire, providing a unique opportunity for you to exclusively hire the property for your wedding. In addition, they have 32 bedrooms that can accommodate approximately 70 overnight guests and a 24 hour license on the bar! They are able to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships inside in the beautiful Morning Room and outside in the garden under the Pergola, as well as having a local church just a 5 minute walk away. Click on the image to take you to their website.
If you haven't already come across Hannah's wonderful cakes already, then be prepared to be amazed!! The thing that I love so much about her cakes is that they are all unique and she offers such a personalised service. Which is what it's all about. The cakes that Hannah bake, not only look amazing but they taste delicious too! Please click on the image to go straight to her website.
THE ROVIN' BAR
Fancy hiring your very own mobile cocktail bar? You need to check out The Rovin Bar... This is not just a 'normal' bar, but one that comes in the form of a Land Rover, serving you the finest bespoke cocktails around. It's fun, stylish and will add something a little bit different to your big day.
WINCHCOMBE FLOWERS FLORIST
Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, Winchcombe Flowers Florists is definitely the place to get your bouquets, table decorations and anything else you made need for your perfect day. They have worked with many of the of the popular venues around the Cotswolds for over 20 years and they are just great! You can book a consultation with them to discuss your wedding flowers in detail. Please click on the flowers to link to their website.
Looking to set the right mood and ambience for the day? Look no further than Lighthaus Events. They have a fantastic range of different light up letters that you can hire for the day. They also have arrows, hearts, floral letters... The lot! Make your big day magical with these guys! They are great for your big day photographs and overall just look amazing. Many thanks to Lee for letting me use the image at the top of this page. To find out more, click on the image to take you to their website.
COTSWOLD VINTAGE SCOOP
Who doesn't love an ice cream van? And a vintage, very cool one at that too! Cotswold Vintage Scoop are the guys you want to hire for your event if you're looking to add something a little different, fun and unique to your big day. They do tailor made packages and serve all the way through the year. Have a look at their website for further information (click on the image).
THE HOLLOW BOTTOM
Looking for a fab catering service for your big day?! Look no further than the supreme Hollow Bottom. Based in the beautiful cotswold village of Guiting Power, this rustic country pub is the place to go. Hugh and his team will make your day very special indeed, providing great service and great food. You can also hire out The Hollow for private events, parties and weddings too- have a look at their website by clicking on the image.