Editor loves and inspiration

Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis on local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers in Surrey.

Ria Brennan Photography and The Boho Shack worked together to create the concept for this styled shoot at The Garden, Cobham. Full of beautiful flowers and colours, this set up shows how you can easily incorporate neutral colours into your big-day styling.

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Fae and Joe met through mutual friends and were instantly attracted to each other. Their fondness grew, and they agreed to go on their first date at a beautiful pub in Surrey.

After a few years together, Joe popped the question. “We were on Burgh Island in Devon,” shares Fae. “I was pregnant with our second baby, so I was a bit confused as to why he was making me trek up a hill, but when I got to the top, it all made sense as it was the most beautiful day with breathtaking views. I was really surprised when Joe asked me to be his wife, but I couldn't have been happier.”

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The inspiration behind this shoot was to highlight what Dorking-based Wotton House has to offer couples. The theme was a celebration of the fun, joy, and happiness of a wedding and how couples could make the day their own. Each supplier focused on key elements of their business to showcase throughout the shoot.

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Holly Bordon from Holly Dolly Cakes tells us about her company: "If you're looking for a wedding cake maker who you can trust to create your dream cake, you can be confident that our team here at Holly Dolly Cakes will take care of you from the first initial enquiry right through to setting up your wedding cake on the big day.

"We are a family-run business that collectively has 25 years of professional experience in the patisserie and cake industry. We've used all our experience to ensure our recipes are absolutely delicious. If it's on our menu, then you can trust that we love it and it's a recipe that we use for our cakes at home. We use free-range eggs, real butter and vanilla bean extract, quality Belgian chocolate and our favourite jams and curds."

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Following a £40K kitchen refurbishment, The Talbot is delighted to share its plans for 2023. The head chef is showcasing a delicious new à la carte evening menu in the restaurant, which offers new dishes, including seared scallops, and truffled supreme of chicken alongside some classic British dishes, which are available in the bar.

During the day, you will find a range of healthy smoothies, hot drinks and homemade cakes on offer. Brunch is available from 11am until 5pm alongside barrel and stone pizzas. You can choose to relax in the elegant restaurant or cosy bar with the open fire, or on sunnier days, enjoy al fresco dining on the south-facing terrace.

The ever-popular afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones and cakes are also available to book everyday between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Whether you're catching up with friends or looking for a delicious dinner, there will be something to tempt you.

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Ellie and Jonny met through Jonny's former flatmate, who just so happened to be Ellie's childhood best friend. “I spotted that Ellie was on a dating app and dropped her a message,” says Jonny. “She was on holiday with our mutual friend at the time who thought we would probably have a few dates, but it wouldn't become anything serious. That friend ended up as one of our bridesmaids and was very happy to be proven wrong.”

Jonny had planned to propose under Victoria Falls during a romantic holiday in South Africa, but due to COVID-19, the trip got cancelled a week before they were due to leave. “I decided to re-create the idea in England,” shares the groom. “We booked properties through Airbnb on the south coast for a week. It was boiling, but I had the ring in my coat pocket, so I couldn't take it off as I didn't want Ellie to find it. I was planning to stop at a bench overlooking the sea where Ellie's grandparents used to live on the last day of our trip but the day before lockdown hit! We headed back to London, and I knew I had one last chance to propose, so we went on a walk in the New Forest, where I found a lovely hill overlooking the countryside. I got down on one knee, and she said yes!”

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You said 'yes', the ring's on your finger, so what's next? The dress, of course! For many brides-to-be it's one of the most exciting parts of the wedding journey and it's tempting to rush out to the shops straight away and start trying on gorgeous gowns. After all, it's not every day you get the chance, right? Not wanting to sound like a killjoy, but taking the time to do your homework first can help you avoid costly mistakes. There are many factors to take into account to make sure your dress is not only the right fit for you, but that it ties in with the style and feel of your day. The time of year, type of ceremony and the venue are all key considerations, as well as the kind of entertainment you're planning. To help inspire you, we've asked local bridal boutique, May & Grace to send in one of their favourite dresses.

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