I have been fortunate to work in some amazing places and with some awesomely funky suppliers, below is a list of a few of my favourites… I hope you find the links useful!
jimmysfarm– Fun and relaxed weddings on the farm. Situated just outside of Ipswich in stunning Suffolk countryside. A friendly and warm welcome awaits. Contact the events team form more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Browning Bros. – For 2 very quirky wedding venues in Essex…Forget your commercial conveyer belt corporate wedding venues, booted out by midnight in preparation for the next couple in the doors the following day. Instead, allow yourself to imagine a celebration created entirely by yourselves.
chloeleephoto– One of my favourite photographers in the whole wide world. Her approach is pretty relaxed and informal. She covers Essex & beyond, and like me is partial to a bit of Harry Potter with a smattering of Disney for good measure !
Wedding & Event Planning:
Natalie Solanke -Wedding at Jimmy’s Farm – This lady is FABULOUS!!
She is enthusiastic, creative, and with a keen eye for detail she will work with you to create the ceremony or the event of your dreams. I am so fortunate to be working with her over the coming years!
Dog Chaperone Wedding Service:
Who knew this existed, but I’m so happy to have come across this wonderful lady recently!!
I am often left trying to persuade couples to let their fur babies attend the ceremony, but there is always the stumbling block of who will look after them before, after and during a ceremony…well look no further Amanda is your lady.
Check out her website for full details. amandasarkweddings
Mark Fenn is beyond lovely, funny and all round awesome dude! He has well earned his place on my awesome funky suppliers list.
You can hand make each others wedding bands in 1 day work shops with him. Check his website out and get in touch!
suffolkrickshaws- Available to hire for weddings, proms and private events.
Room & Venue Decor:
giantgestures– make any occasion look and feel beautiful. With a wide range of products Rebecca can give your special day that wow factor all your guests will be talking about for months to come.
boomtingbunting – Event styling for the unconventional.
HeartsOfBricks– I haven’t personally used these ladies, BUT I have read the reviews and seen the pics! They make the most fabulous Lego cake toppers…I’m a little bit in love with them and I reckon you all will be too!
Decorate Yourselves (and maybe your guests too!)
Luxurious Glitter Bar –The team will rock your reception with their bar, and dazzling selection of eco glitter blends making sure your party starts the right way ~ with a sparkle!
These fabulous fairies will transform your guests with their selection of eco-glitters and gems and provide them with their very own glitzy, signature looks. From subtle glitter freckles and colourful crescents to out-there chest pieces and glitter beards – they have glitter for everyone! (And boy are they AWESOME!!!)
Beautiful Boho – For all your handfasting cords, essential oils, jewellery, healing stones and crystals (and sooooo much more) visit this site where you can ‘shop by intention’. Based in Essex Laura is a jewellery maker who is a uses the subtle power of crystals and other holistic remedies. She is passionate about her craft, she gently cleanses her crystals & gemstones prior to making her pieces, she works her magic on every piece. She raises the vibrations of the crystals with pure love intention, then sends her unique pieces out into the world with a message of Peace & Love.
simplyceremonies – For the hard to find essential ceremonial gifts and supplies for every occasion.
Sand & Pebbles:
glasspebbles – Pebbles & sand for all of your sand ceremony and decorative needs.Very quick and reliable service with a good selection of colours. Phillipe is very helpful and accommodating of your needs.
Food & Drink:
sayitwithchampers.co.uk – Say It With Champers provide award winning Champagne for any occasion, including anniversary, birthday, engagement, wedding and many more. They are the only company to combine stunning designs with a family produced Champagne.
They are also the only company to provide specific LGBT friendly designs amongst their categories.
Prices are £44.99 including free 48 hr delivery.
All orders are processed the same day and 24 hr delivery is available on checkout.
wondercakes.co.uk – The most amazing cake creations…you HAVE to check out her steam punk cake…just WOW!!
thelittlecocktailbox.com –The Little Cocktail Box started out as a 1982 Sinclair Horsebox! Whilst stocking a full bar, their speciality is high quality cocktails.
gandd3catering.co.uk – 100% Gluten and Dairy Free catering, menus designed to your requirements including Vegetarian and Vegan.
wishheartdesigns.uk. Stunning unique tiaras and bridal hair, handmade in Suffolk.
etsy.com/uk/shop/MadgeHatter – For some amazing handcrafted hats and hair pieces, look no further than this awesome milliner, she will make your dream head-wear a reality.
For an independent travel agent, who is caring, personal and ensures financial protection for your hard earned savings look no further than Liz. She always goes the extra mile to ensure you will have a honeymoon of a lifetime and I have used her a few times myself!
Liz Standley Travel Counsellor ~ travelcounsellors.com/liz.standley
Information for disabled customers:
bridesinwheelchairs.com – A disability does not have to stand in the way of a lovely wedding. You and your guests can still have a great time if you start with some of the listed considerations when planning a wedding or any celebration for that matter. Please follow the link for some useful advice on how to ensure your day goes without a hitch. ( ALBEIT this page says Brides in wheelchairs, it IS equally useful for the Grooms too!)
offbeat bride.com – At Offbeat Bride, they know that disabilities aren’t always visible, and that while some of us might be getting married in a wheelchair or walking down the aisle with a cane, others of us are dealing with chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, or other invisible challenges like panic disorders and social anxiety conditions. Whatever your abilities, they want to help you have a wonderful wedding!
onefabday.com– A really useful blog on how to make your wedding user friendly.
Information for LGBTQ+ customers:
Whilst I don’t affiliate with any one directory to serve my LGBTQI+ customers, you can rest assured that I have a list of suppliers to hand, who like me believe that Love is LOVE!
It should be celebrated in all of its glory.
IF you are struggling to find suppliers, please don’t hesitate to ask, I KNOW between us we will find the right suppliers for you.
Going Green: (eco friendly weddings…not green with envy!)
upcyclists.co.uk- Fabulous ideas for a sustainable wedding celebration.
hitched.co.uk – For 23 of the best eco friendly wedding tips!
marypoppinstribute.co.uk – Practically perfect in every way, the wonderful Nicola Goodchild is THE Mary Poppins tribute act to book! She will engage and entertain your guests, young and old. It will be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!! Spit Spot!
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