Approved Wedding Suppliers

People tend to only get involved with weddings once or twice, as a bride or groom, or as a close member of the wedding party helping with the planning. This means that it can be very difficult to pick suppliers with confidence. 

 I have photographed a lot of weddings and have met some fantastic suppliers and some not so fantastic suppliers along the way! I have put together a list of approved suppliers, people and places I can confidently recommend to be good at what they do, provide a great experience and are ultimately reliable. Have a look through and check out some of the advice at the bottom of the page.

How Suppliers Get on the List

This is not a paid for promotion! No suppliers have or are allowed to be on this list by paying for a space. I run this page through merit, which includes me having some first hand experience of working with the suppliers, further vetting and checks with people I trust. I judge suppliers on the quality of their work, the experience they provide and the respect they show (including tagging in use of my images). Essentially, these are people I like working with!

Wedding Venues

Where you are getting married is obviously a massively important decision. The reality is that there are a lot of amazing venues out there, and so I have put together some that I have had a great experience with.

Churches

St Matthews Church

Church of England, Netley Marsh

All SaintS' Church

Church of England, Fawley

St Leonard's Church

CofE Church, Cliddesden, Basingstoke

Registry Offices

Westgate Hall

Beautiful Ceremony Room in Southampton

Winchester Registry

New Forest Hotels Group, Beaulieu

Southampton Register Offices

New Forest Hotels Group, Beaulieu

Hotels

Beaulieu Hotel

New Forest Hotels Group, Beaulieu

The Potters Heron

Thatched Roof Hotel, Ashurst near Romsey

Double tree Hilton

Hilton, Chilworth, Southampton

Royal Grand Harbour

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour

Wedding Locations

Skylark Golf Club

Golf Club in Whiteley with ceremony room

Hanger Farm Arts Centre

Stunning wedding reception venue in Totton

Old Thorns Hotel

Hotel, golf and country club in liphook

Wedding Beauty Suppliers

You want to look your best on your special day! There are thousands of beauticians, Make-Up-Artists (MUAs) and Hair Stylists out there, so how do you possibly choose?! Here are some of my favourites.

Hair and Makeup

Eye Candy Hair and Makeup

Expert hair and makeup services with a friendly style and years of experience

MakeUP Artists (MUA)

Amy Rouse Make Up

Professional and friendly MUA based in Southampton

Alisha May MakeUP

Southampton based MUA providing excellent and friendly service

Beauty And Grace MUA

Beth is an award winning MUA based in Basingstoke

Hair Stylists

Evolve Hair Professionals

Professional Hair Styling at their Lyndhurst Salon or on location

Tie The Knot Hair Design

Beautiful wedding hair styles provided by Victoria, based in Bournemouth

Wedding Dresses

You have probably dreamt about the perfect wedding dress to make you feel like a princess! But what brides have in mind and what they end up with is generally a journey. You need the right people to help you choose the perfect dress. 

Brides of Southampton

Expert hair and makeup services with a friendly style and years of experience

The Affordable Wedding Shop

Professional and friendly MUA based in Southampton

Wed2B

Professional Hair Styling at their Lyndhurst Salon or on location

Other Important Suppliers

You have probably dreamt about the perfect wedding dress to make you feel like a princess! But what brides have in mind and what they end up with is generally a journey. You need the right people to help you choose the perfect dress. 

Nicky Booton Coaching

If you lack confidence to be the centre of attention on your wedding, get coaching!

Paper Ballards

Stunning wedding stationery, including save the dates and wedding invitations.

Toastmaster Dan

Professional Toastmaster, providing professional service with a difference

All Parties and Events

Stunning wedding photobooths and more!

Music and Entertainment

You want to look your best on your special day! There are thousands of beauticians, Make-Up-Artists (MUAs) and Hair Stylists out there, so how do you possibly choose?! Here are some of my favourites.

DJs

Hampshire Event DJS

A group of the top DJs coming together to provide top quality wedding DJ services

Musicians

The Benedicts

Expert wedding covers band providing full band and accoustic sets.

Love Soul Choir

Professional Choir providing beautiful singing for your wedding

Entertainment

Paul Newton Magic

Friendly close up and stage magician who can wow without the wierd

Wedding Music

When I got married, most of the decisions were made by my wife. I had some input, but I was only allowed to make decisions if it was in agreement with what she had already decided! In fact, there were only really 3 things that I had a say in:

  1. The venue

  2. The wedding photographer (can you see why I'd be fussy?!)

  3. The music

Because music is so emotive, it is so important to so many of us. So to help you along the decision making journey, I have created three playlists. Wedding songs, idea for walking down the aisle, or playing whilst signing the register. There is an alternative playlist for those who don't want the typical soppy numbers, like a bit of rock, or just want something a bit different. Finally, there is a playlist full of first dance numbers. I have tried to keep them all varied, so hopefully there will be something to at least get you started!

Wedding Songs

Alternative Wedding Songs

First Dance Songs

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