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Covering Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex

Event and wedding suppliers

Looking for suppliers for your event or your wedding? Check out these links below. They are all people we know and are pleased to recommend. 

These are businesses we have worked with, we trust and more importantly ... the one’s that we would use ourselves!

Tipis and Marquees:

Tentario

Tentario

Tentario specialises in creating original, atmospheric venues for weddings, parties and corporate events within their utterly stunning tipis. The tipis can stand alone for a smaller, more intimate event or can be combined to form one larger structure. They provide a truly unique and memorable experience that will wow you and your guests. Tentario is a family run business based in Sussex and have almost 10 years' experience in the luxury tent industry. The tipis originate from Sweden so have been designed to brave the elements, meaning they work equally well in the summer months and those slightly chillier winter ones! 01273273314 / www.tentario.co.uk /

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Tents N Events

Based in Arundel, West Sussex, Tents N Events have over fifteen invaluable years of experience within the marquee and event sector. They provide marquees and tents for all occasions, from small tents and pagodas for drinks parties and BBQ’s, through to large marquees suitable for weddings, celebrations, birthdays and other events. Using their years of expertise and spending time listening to the requirements of their loyal customers, the Tents N Events' team endeavour to provide everything to meet your needs. There's nothing they love more than working with you in the lead up to and during your special occasion. 07859 073701 01903 884166

Venue styling, other essentials for your day and floristry:

OEEH

Outdoor Event Equipment Hire

We can provide a generator to power your lighting, music system and kitchen and leave you with sockets to plug in whatever else you need. We can provide luxury toilet units to make those moments as comfortable as you would expect in the nicest of hotels. We can provide fridge units to keep all your food and drink perfectly chilled and we can provide heaters to keep all your guests cozy if the venue turns a bit chilly as the night starts to blend into morning.

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The Beautiful Day

Eloise at The Beautiful Day has a unique collection of treasures and items to enhance your Beautiful Wedding Day. From hire items, garden games and DIY weddings to full bespoke styling and unique creations, The Beautiful Day will add the perfect final touch to your wedding day. www.thebeautifulday.co.uk

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Petal and Feast

We love flowers, and will talk about them for ages given the chance. Our favourite ‘arrangements’ are natural, wild and countrified. Where possible we like to use locally grown blooms and love to mix up textures and use flowers with scent. We also have lots of interesting containers to put them in. We love doing the whole wedding flower kit and kaboodle. From buttonholes through to garlands and flower balls. Please give us a shout and tell us what you are going for.

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It's a Good Sign

It's a Good Sign sells beautifully crafted, hand painted letters and signs. Think wedding hashtag signs, directional signs, hand painted initials as gifts for the bride and groom, or something totally unique for your big day. Visit the Etsy shop or contact James directly for bespoke commissions on

Catering and bars:

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Petal and Feast

All Petal & Feast’s food is homemade by real, live people, in an actual kitchen. Ingredients are top notch and properly proper. Where appropriate they use local / organic produce. They don’t do raspberry jus or little circles of food piled up in a little stack. Petal & Feast are at the plentiful & wholesome end of the spectrum – from hog roasts to vintage tea parities and picnics for good measure and even an ice-cream bike.

VBB

Vintage Bar Box

Kerry has converted 2 Rice horse boxes into a stunning vintage bars serving local wines, craft beers, ciders and Pimms. The original VBB can be hired dry, or fully staffed. The second (and new!)VBB can be fully branded for a corporate event.

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Butcherland Lamb Roasts

My wife and I have been roasting lambs traditionally beside a log fire since our wedding in 1998. Since then we have been providing spit roast outside catering hire in Sussex. I learnt this skill from my father-in-law, who was taught by his father many years ago. In those times, the spit was still being turned by a person continuously pulling on a chain. Our lamb roast is slow cooked and continuously basted for at least five hours giving a mouth-watering aroma and a taste to die for.

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Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Van

Not only do they do ice-cream but it always comes with a huge smile. Glamorous ladies doesn’t come close and they are available for all events! As if ice-cream alone wasn’t enough too love they have a choice of the traditional van or their ice cream trike!

Photographers:

We have been privileged to share some beautiful pictures from 'real life' weddings and from photoshoots. 

 

Photo credit: Ruby Roux Photography

Ruby-Roux Photography

Hello! I'm Elizabeth. I live by the seaside with my husband, my son and two dogs, Ed and Ernest. We live in a 1960s bungalow that I'm trying to make it look like it belongs on the coast of Cape Cod. I love pastel tones, scruffy dogs, banter, lace, twinkly lights, wildflowers and clapboard houses. I feel very grateful to have been chosen by lots of lovely couples & families over the years to document their memories and share in some of the biggest moments of their lives. I have loved photography since travelling to New England on my honeymoon. It was there I bought my first digital camera and my snapshots took a mysterious turn towards photographing my trainers in an artistic fashion and lying on the floor to get previously undiscovered perspectives. It was then we all found out I really was a photographer.

Photo credit: Jen Marino Photography

Jen Marino Photography

I’m Jen, a wedding and elopement photographer based in Gloucestershire. A little bit about me: I have recently learned that I am an emotional introvert. I simply love being at home cuddled up on the sofa with my husband watching films and drinking tea. Exploring the Cotwolds and going for random outings is what I love to do. Camping, BBQ’s and marshmallows over the fire is heaven to me. I love anything old, rustic, and quirky. Italian food is my favourite, not just because I am Italian but because they make simple dishes taste so beautiful. They don’t over complicate things. That’s me all over, I love simplicity. 2016 was a crazy year! We eloped and it was the best thing ever!

Photo credit: Louise Griffin Photography

Louise Griffin Photogrpahy

Ever since I could remember I have always had a camera in my hand. My photographs are the one thing that I will always take with me no matter where I am. If you were to ask me what is the one thing you couldn’t live without? It would be my photos. They are my past, my present and my future. I want to take as many pictures of this life as I possible can. I love the thought of creating a lasting memory. I have a picture of my Grandad and I, and we are in a photo booth when I was about 6 years old. I remember the day like it was yesterday.I remember the smell of him, what he was wearing, and how he was trying to make me feel better that day because I lost all my front teeth. I go back to that day every time I miss him and I get lost in the memory of the photo. This picture has been with me around the world, and will continue to be with me in every journey I take. I’m a lover of life and a lover of people, and these two combinations make some of the most fantastic pictures. I want to make lasting memories of you and your life, and hopefully my photographs will be a part of your journey. Lou

Photo credit: Chris Jenkins Photography

Chris Jenkins Photography

Freelance photographer.

Photo credit: Cris Matthews Photography

Cris Matthews Photography

Hi I’m Cris. I’m a Wedding Photographer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I regularly travel the whole of the UK, and sometimes the world to photograph beautiful weddings. I have a wife Nicola, a lovely little daughter Lara and recent addition, my little lad Charlie. Mondays and Tuesdays are generally Daddy Day Care days, so I can be a little slower to respond if you get in touch then. My aim is simple, to produce unique, creative and contemporary images of outstanding quality that will become your precious memories for many years to come. I like to be creative with my lighting, and I think my style is relaxed and informal. Weddings should be fun, so I don’t see it as work. I don’t plan to do a days work ever again! I offer simple, straight forward pricing. I don’t believe in after sales, but do believe my clients know what they want. My alter ego is a pyromaniac! I run a small professional firework display company Matthews Brothers Pyro with my brother Nick. Weddings are my passion and my focus, but in the off season I can often be found in a cold dark wet field making people go OHHHHHH! and AHHHHHHHH!

Photo Credit: Jenny Rutterford Phoyography

Jenny Rutterford

I am a friendly, award-winning documentary wedding photographer, located on the Sussex coast in Shoreham-by-Sea. You want flattering, beautifully lit images that tell the story of your day. You want to remember your wedding as it really was, with clean, contemporary photos that capture personality and true emotion. And you want to forget about the camera and enjoy your day with confidence. I tell 25 Wedding Stories each year. Let me tell yours. Get in tough for a wedding brochure.

Photo credit: Craig Payne Photography

Craig Payne

Photography is my passion. I was in my early teens when my Dad gave me my first 35mm film camera and would run around the family allotment searching high and low for things to photograph! From an even younger age I had always spent my spare time outside in the fresh air exploring. The camera gave me the ability to capture my world in photographs and I was hooked…Fast forward a few years and I still enjoy the rural ways of life and photographing scenes outside, using the natural light and environment to compliment my subjects. I have been taking pictures of horses for ten years and weddings for eight, and enjoy nothing more than producing honest photos that tell stories and capture emotions, so they can be relived in the years to come. As a child I was quite introverted, and still am to a degree! I would happily avoid the camera if there was a “say Cheese” photo so when people say to me “I really don’t like having my photo taken!” I know exactly where they are coming from! The photos I take should show friendship and love and this can be done in an informal, relaxed and fun way to show the genuine connection friends and family, plus horses & their owners, share! In March 2016 I was delighted to have a panel of my wedding photographs awarded the Licentiate award with the Society of Wedding Photographers.

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Make Light Work

Make Light Work are a husband and wife team who love weddings, love photography and are always trying out new creative ideas. While photography and videography is a specialty, a joint interest in social media and efficient design means we also spend a fair amount of time working to support local businesses with their online presence. Contact Mike and Vanessa to find out more about their services.

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Photography by Paloma

Hiya! I am Paloma, and I am originally from sunny Spain, although I now live in the slightly less sunny Worthing with my husband, my little girl and two lovely cats Gaspar and Hugo. I love orange Fanta, travelling, cats, naps, tattoos, llamas, dinosaurs (especially the T-Rex!) long summer days, weddings and all things quirky. I love working with people who have a creative soul... I am a big fan of anyone who lives by the "Only dead fish follow the stream" moto. I have always liked photography... got my first camera when I was 10 and it was love at first click! I mainly do weddings, but also love taking photos of families, babies, bumps, couples in love, and really enjoy sessions where brides want to wear their wedding dresses again and get brave in them. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Miki Photography

What we believe: we want you to be able to fully relax and enjoy your wedding day and trust us to be passionate and creative in crafting imagery that documents your day in a unique and authentic way. Imagery that ‘wows’ your family and friends, shows how much fun everybody had, and helps you relive those ‘priceless moments’ for years to come. What we offer: we’re a UK studio who aim to provide the best photography or film for your wedding day. No couple or wedding are the same, so it’s our personal approach that makes us unique, but it’s our work that makes your images stand out. This is our passion, this is our craft. We put our heart and soul into everything we deliver.

Photo credit: Duncan Kerridge Photography

Duncan Kerridge Photography

Hi, I’m Duncan. For the last eleven years I’ve had the rare privilege of documenting the best days of other people’s lives … 354 of them to be precise. It’s a responsibility I do not take lightly and I put my heart and soul into every commission I take. I have filled my website with images I love. Get in touch if you love them too. I’m a Norfolk wedding photographer but I’m happy to travel all over the country with my wedding photography and relish working in new locations. No wedding is too big or small, grand or discreet. My work has taken me into Europe, America and .. Blackpool, at celebrations in barns and windmills, tepees and châteaus, city centres and woodland groves and everywhere inbetween. I live with my wife Suzanne and furbabies cats George and Moshi in the beautiful (if flat) Norfolk countryside where we dream of one day building our own house from strawbales. We like to live an outdoor life as much as possible and given where we live we relish every opportunity to get away to the hills and mountains. I’m serious about my craft, but very little else ..

Photo credit: Bobby Mills Photography

Bobby Mills Photography

Bobby Mills photographer, surfer. Loosely based near Brighton, UK.

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Lewis and Schofield Photography

Lewis and Schofield photography is a result of the combined efforts of David Lewis and Seb Schofield. They have been photographing weddings together for the past six years, as well as following individual professional paths. They met while studying photography and realised that they had a remarkably similar approach to photography, business and the world in general. The combination of their skills and personalities make for a unique experience in documentary wedding photography. How we work when we photograph weddings… ‘We genuinely feel that we offer something quite special. We get such a kick out it when our clients tell us how much they and their guests have enjoyed us being around on the day. It’s something we are both immensely proud of. We find that people respond so well to a camera if you have had a friendly chat with them earlier in the day. It’s why we put so much energy into this aspect of our work. It also means we get to meet lots of amazing people. We always feel like we are saying goodbye to friends at the end of a day’s shoot and we know we wouldn’t get the shots we do if that weren’t the case.

Photo credit: Jason Mark Harris Photography

Jason Mark Harris. Wedding Photographer

I am a destination wedding photographer from the UK. I am a husband, a dad to a beautiful little girl and we have a Lab called Colbie. Living on a small island just off the the south coast of England aka the Isle of Wight, with my family and we are lucky enough to have our families close too. Love to travel, explore and meet new people, whilst being lucky enough to do what truly love what I do. My style is mine, a mix of fine-art photography and photojournalism. Capturing stories, honestly, as I see them with no interference.

Photo credit: Michelle Wiggett Photography

Michelle Wiggett Photography

Hello there. I’m Michelle, a professional photographer from St Albans, Hertfordshire. I specialise in wedding, equine and family photography and my style has been described as nostalgic, fine art. I’m a big advocate of creating beautiful and meaningful memories – a time and a place, a celebration that you loved being part of or something that evokes a sense of emotion and occasion. I’m renowned for the style and finish you’ll discover within my portfolio. I am an award-winning, qualified member of the Guild of Photographers and have had my work featured in various local and national publications and blog sites. A key ingredient within my approach is the relationships I strive to create with the wonderful folk I’m privileged to work with. I like to understand their stories, dreams and what is important to them photography wise. This enables me to produce my work spontaneously and truthfully – something I would never be able to do unless they’re relaxed and honest in front of my lens. My candid approach, coupled with technical ability and passion are the basis of what enables me to create the timeless images you’ll see in my work. And I’m proud to say my clients fall in love with the result of their investment and fully appreciate the professional knowledge, insight and value I provide. Curious? Why not take a stroll through my galleries to see what I’ve been up to in and around St Albans and Hertfordshire.

Vehicle Hire:

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Splitty Wedding Hire

Splitty Wedding Hire is a small friendly run business in South Hampshire providing vintage transport. We are the proud owners of Hector – A 1967 13 Window VW Splitscreen Camper and Ozzy – A 1964 VW Notchback. Our aim is to provide a unique, relaxed, enjoyable journey for you and your bridal party. You can be sure of our full attention, as we only take one booking per day, so there will be plenty of opportunities for photos, to help you remember your special day and show Hector off to all your guests