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Fun + Colourful Hampshire Wedding Photographer… Meet Photography By Vicki…

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Say hello to the lovely Vicki…

Hey I’m Vicki  from Photography by Vicki and I’m so excited to be here!!! I’m colour loving Wedding Photographer based in Hampshire who gets to shoot kick-ass love stories all over the UK and beyond AND It’s an absolute freaking dream come true. There’s nothing better than rocking up at an awesome wedding, capturing the joy, the love and the laughter of you and your amazing guests, then getting to work my technicolour editing magic on each individual photograph. 

I know your wedding will be one of the most magical days of your lives SO FAR, the party that sends you off into your biggest adventure together.

I am a firm believer that you should throw two fingers up at wedding traditions and create the a day that’s as unique as you are!!! I am definitely not your average wedding photographer – I’m a bit of a modern day hippie, a free spirit and a total nature lover. Eccentric people and excessive details are my thing, but what I love most in the world is… LOVE!

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What are a few of your favourite things? 

Awesome People, Colour, Glitter, Festivals, Live Music, Exploring, Being in nature and I’m a totally sucker for flowers, flowers and more flowers!!!

Where’s your HQ?

I’m based in Hampshire but travel all over the place

How adding embellishment can make your wedding outfit completely unique

Jan Knibbs at Atelier 19 Cheltenham…

“Your wedding day is the one day in your life when you can be completely unique and indulge your little idiosyncrasies. You may be having a themed wedding or you may just have a strong idea of what you want to wear but be struggling to find it. 

I specialise in couture embroidery and embellishment and won the Embroidery category in the British Bridal Awards. I create bespoke dresses with the emphasis on embroidery which are a bit quirky and individual at my little atelier in Cheltenham (Atelier 19) but obviously that comes at a price. A more economical possibility is to find a dress that you love the shape of either old or new and add some embellishment. As I use some of the same embroidery techniques as the top couture houses you can look like you’ve stepped off the page of Vogue at a fraction of the cost.

If you have ordered a dress online and on arrival you find it rather plain and not quite right, it can be embellished and added to to make it more ‘you’. Suzanne, whose wedding was featured here, had already bought a dress but when it arrived it was too short and to be honest a bit ordinary. Suzanne came to me not really knowing what she

Wedding Festival Flags – Win the chance to hire flags free of charge!

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Festival Flags… Competition Time!!

After a brilliant competition last year, the lovely Event Flag Hire are offering another chance to receive free rental of any 6 of their beautiful festival flags!!

If you’re planning a festival wedding or outdoor ceremony, these beautiful flags can add an injection of colour to your celebrations.

All we want you to do is NAME their new metallic and silk rainbow flag as shown above!

To Enter…

Please like Event Flag Hire FB page and their Instagram Account and provide a name for their new flags in the comments below or on the Facebook/ Instagram post…. or try all three to maximise your chance of winning! 

The best name (decided by The Event Flag Crew) wins a free rental of 6 of these flags including self install poles, ground spikes and return UK next day courier.

Closing Date Friday 23rd November at 12pm.

Good Luck!

Quintessential Countryside Wedding Venue with Michelin Star Restaurant – Meet Hampton Manor…

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A Quintessential and Unique Wedding Experience

The Hampton Manor family has been welcoming food lovers to their table since 1986. With a passion of interiors (OMG- have you seen their arts and crafts inspired bedrooms!) and a talented chef team; this is the ultimate home-from-home wedding venue for stylish, food loving couples.

Set in Hampton-In-Arden in the Midlands, this stunning and gloriously traditional English ‘restaurant with rooms’ offers impeccable serviced an incredible Michelin Star dining experience. They have shaped their vision for hospitality based on a highly talented, creative and imaginative team that brings the whole Hampton Manor experience to life.

Hampton Manor is a classic yet modern choice of venue, as it offers more than just your average wedding and dining services. In fact, they have big plans for the future; on-site cider making, chef pop-ups and a monthly wine school. It’s certainly the place for foodies and wine-lovers! And if you’re head-over-heels dreaming of a countryside manor house wedding, this is the place for you.

Over to Claire, Laura and Charlotte to tell you more about this exquisite venue…

The Wedding Team at Hampton Manor

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Introduce yourself

We are Claire, Laura and Charlotte – The Wedding Team at Hampton Manor!

Tell us about where the magic happens?

HQ is within the walls of Hampton Manor (and these are some nice William Morris lined …

Breathtaking farmland Wedding Venue + home of the foodie… Meet The River Cottage

Introduce yourself…

Hello! My name is Megan and I run the weddings at River Cottage (lucky me!).

What are a few of your favourite things?

You can’t work at River Cottage without a real passion for food and nothing pleases me more than cooking for friends and family. I am also a self-confessed caffeine addict (especially on the morning of a wedding!) so a freshly made flat white is a very welcome sight for me!

Tell us about where the magic happens – where’s your HQ?

I am based at the farm itself on the Devon/Dorset border and our office overlooks breath-taking views across the valley, which can be quite distracting!

What do you love most about your job?

Menu-sampling is definitely up there on the list of job perks but being able to work outside in the fresh country air and knowing that we’re creating memories that will be treasured forever is very fulfilling.

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What makes your work unique?

Working on a farm which produces lovely organic veggies from the kitchen garden and seeing them transformed into a delicious dish in the kitchen is very special and having that traceability from the farm to your plate is something you don’t see very often at wedding venues.

What kind of couples are ‘your couples’?

We get a real mix of couples but the thing they …

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