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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local Surrey wedding businesses, shops and suppliers.
Melita Boutique, a mother-of-the-bride and groom boutique in Chobham, is now stocking a new selection of Lisa Kay London Shoes and Elegante Shoes with matching handbags. Available in subtle silver, blush, nude, taupe, bronze and pale blue, there's something to suit all colour schemes and themes.
Established for more than 40 years, the shop is renowned for its outstanding collections and service. The owner tells us: “Our helpful and devoted staff carry a wealth of experience dressing mother-of-the-bride and guests for weddings and social occasions. At Melita, we realise that this is such an important day in your lives, and we are there to guide and make the experience stress free and enjoyable. We aim to provide a comprehensive selection of stock from the world's best occasion wear designers, including Condici, Veni Infantino, Ispirato, Luis Civit and many more, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with as much or as little advise that the individual customer requires to find that special outfit.”
Visit www.motherofthebridechobham.co.uk for more information.
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After having to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic, Paileen and Michael finally got to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony at The Grange.
“We had originally booked to get married and have our reception on 1st August, 2020, but due to the pandemic, we had to cancel,” recalls Paileen. “It was difficult finding a date where the venue and registrars were both available. After a very stressful month of not being able to book any of the dates we wanted, and finding out we would have to give notice again and possible re-pay the fees, we decided to have the ceremony at the next available date which happened to be 29th August, 2020. As time passed, we started to look at the positives of having a separate ceremony and reception, such as I get to wear my dress twice, I get to be pampered again and re-live the fun. We were upset about having to re-arrange everything as we had already sent out invites and received replies. We had to contact everyone to let them know it was cancelled, and due to the restricted numbers that some people wouldn't be able to attend our new date. Luckily our friends and family understood that it was important to keep everyone safe.”
Photographer's credit: www.irockvisuals.com
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Alice from Entertainment Nation tells us more about their company. "We at Entertainment Nation are experts in making your entertainment dreams become a reality. We have a roster of jaw-dropping musicians, who are all vetted, professional performers with the reviews to prove it. From contemporary pop bands to soul and Motown groups, jazz collectives and string quartets – we've got it all.
"Our dedicated advisers help pinpoint your vision, down to the number of vocalists you'd like, your chosen set times and the sound you're after. Next, we'll send through bands and musicians who not only suit your chosen style but are available and within your budget. We'll help answer any questions you have and get your act booked in with a secure contact. All you need to worry about is having some comfy dancing shoes.
"Our performers offer different packages and performances depending on the act. However, most bands will have a standard setlist of 2x60 or 3x40 minutes with options to add on extra sets for your ceremony and/or drinks reception. Alternatively, line-ups are also an option, adding more vocalists or even a sizzling horn selection."
Find out more about Entertainment Nation at www.entertainment-nation.co.uk
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Local hair stylist, Kim Carey reveals how you can style thick shoulder-length hair.
"Shoulder-length hair is perfect for a summer wedding and is very adaptable depending on your style and theme. If your wedding is more of a relaxed boho affair, then wear your hair down with textured curls. It's simple yet effective, and you could even add the wow factor with a flower crown or a pearl hair slide.
"Alternatively, if you're looking for an up do, opt for a soft bun pulled away from your face with romantic curls. This will stay in place throughout the day, and you could even add a veil, tiara or slide.
"Brides-to-be think having thick tresses is a problem for their trial when in fact, hairdressers love it. The camera decreases the volume of your locks, so we have to make sure it's big enough to still feature in your photos. Thick hair means we have more to play with and, therefore, more options."
To find out more about Kim, visit www.kimcareyhair.co.uk
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Amanda and Ian met in April 2008 when she started working at Canon in Surrey. “We were friends for two years before we started dating,” says Amanda. “Our wedding day marked the anniversary of our first date. In my vows, I stated that I was so grateful to be standing in front of him about to become his wife and not cold in the snow outside the Toby Carvery in Redhill.”
The bride was shocked when Ian popped the question. “Ian chose the 24th November, 2018, exactly six months after my birthday, so he knew I wouldn't be expecting it,” shares Amanda. “My son, Joshua, had been plotting with Ian for a couple of months beforehand. We took a spur of the moment jaunt to London and decided to go on the London Eye as it's something that Josh and I had never done. As we approached the top, I noticed Josh nudging Ian and whispering to him. Ian reached into his pocket and began going down on one knee. I realised what was going on and although I was super excited, having 20 other people in the pod totally freaked me out! Thankfully, Ian saw the funny side and was probably a little bit relieved that no one else noticed what had happened. It was a glorious moment for the three of us, and every time we see the London Eye, we look at each other and smile.”
Photographer's credit: www.sophiephotos.com
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Local dance specialist, Emma Brewer from First Dance reveals how you can create a wow-factor dance that you're both comfortable with.
"There are lots of things you can do in this situation. Not all first dances have the wow factor, in fact, most couples that come to us just want to look natural, unchoreographed and comfortable on the dancefloor. The first thing to do is to choose your music and pick something that you both love. Then you can have a one-off lesson where you will learn how to get around the dancefloor. Alternatively, you could book a package of three or more lessons whereby it still looks natural, but at least you will have something up your sleeve, so you don't have to go on the floor and wing it. It's very hard to improvise when you have no dancing skills, so find someone to help you with the basics and take it from there. Chances are your partner who wasn't sure will love it. After all, what's better than dancing to a song you love with the person you love?"
To find out more about First Dance, visit www.firstdancestudios.co.uk
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Rebekah and Jez quickly become inseparable and celebrated their love for one another at The Talbot. Rebekah tells us: "Krystyna, the wedding coordinator at The Talbot, was so welcoming and just as excited about our big day as we were. The venue was covered in gorgeous ivy, and the rustic barn and history of the inn reminded us of all our favourite places. Krystyna stood in the corner of the ceremony room with her phone held up in the air the whole time so that the 100+ people on Zoom could watch everything. She was a true professional!"
Photographer's credit: www.bymichaelangelo.co.uk
Read the full real wedding in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.
Our Beautiful Glass House is a new wedding and events venue in Surrey. The owner, Louisa, has lovingly restored the glasshouse into an enhancing space just outside the village of Chiddingfold. Sarah Bunting, the creative director at What Peggy Did Next tell us: “We're delighted to have been appointed as the venue managers at Our Beautiful Glass House. We'll be working closely with Louisa on marketing, building supplier relationships and, of course, hopefully bringing lots of clients along to enjoy the space. We recently shot this festive shoot to highlight the venue and some of the region's wonderful suppliers.”
Photographer's credit: www.elenapopa.com
See the full shoot in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.
When it comes to wedding dress shopping, there's a lot of pressure to find the perfect gown. You want something that's going to make you feel like a bride but also complement your figure and personality. To help, local bridal boutique Brides Visited has suggested a dress that's ideal for spring weddings.
Imani by Sophia Tolli is a show-stopping gown that's sure to turn heads. Imani is a ruffled mermaid gown with a seductive cut and figure-hugging stretch crepe construction.
To find out more about Brides Visited, visit www.bridesvisited.co.uk
See more stunning dresses in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.
Flowers by Elaine has won Best Regional Florist in the South East at The Wedding Industry Awards. The awards are designed to highlight some of the best suppliers in the industry and are a great achievement.
Located in Dorking, Flowers by Elaine is a well-established, family-run business that specialises in weddings, functions and corporate events. From small intimate affairs to large formal celebrations, the team can provide bouquets, buttonholes, venue decorations and centrepieces. The company has an extensive portfolio to choose from and offer a free consultation where you can discuss your requirements and create a budget to suit you. All their flowers are fresh with a same-day delivery service in and around Dorking and blooms can be sent throughout the UK via Interflora.
To find out more, visit www.flowersbyelaine.co.uk
Read more news in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.