Friends of


Friends of
Wedding Paraphernalia

Sarah Vivienne Photography
We met Sarah about eight years ago at the National Wedding Show and have had the pleasure of working with her at several weddings. She has a wonderful eye for detail and loves anything quirky; often seeing shots that you would never have dreamed of.

Hockleys Cakes
This is a personal recommendation (particularly as they feed us at all the wedding fairs!) Michael & Graham Hockley design cakes to die for - their chocolate fudge cake is second to none - and their fruit cake is like sponge cake. Nothing is too much trouble for them - even taking a rosebud from one of our invitations to match the roses on the cake! Always copied, never beaten.

Locally here in Northamptonshire we highly recommend you make an appointment to see Rhiannon and Bethan at The Courtyard Bridal Boutique (yes, as seen on BBC2). Along with mum Anne, they truly are the most professional family-run business you will ever come across. They are fabulous as is their eclectic range of designer wedding dresses.

Just over the border in Leicestershire, we have the wonderful Debbie at Wedding Belles in Kibworth. They have a wonderful selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, promwear and have their new range of Mother of the Bride outfits too.

Chris Hanley Photography
Another fabulous photographer that we met at the National Wedding Show and have kept in touch with since. Chris has a great eye for detail and is fun to work with. Gets booked up very quickly!

Magnolia the Florist
Fantastic, contemporary flowers - lovely company to work with

When it comes to buying your wedding dress online please make sure you are using a reputable company, with the most fantastic designers. Please do not buy direct from China as the deal you think you may be getting; may not be as good as you think.Coast have a glorious selection of wedding dresses now, alongside their bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride and evening guest outfits.

Top Table Planner

This is the coolest bit of software for your wedding table planning - just drap and drop your guests onto tables, move them around, see who is near each other ... so easy!

the Sugarsmith
Corby based cake maker with a beautiful shop for you to select your design in.

Party Linen
In addition to chair cover hire service, they also provide a professional venue decoration and design service to meet and exceed all of your party needs.

Rideout Photography
Wedding story-telling: blending natural candid shots with the more traditional; aiming to be as unobtrusive as possible.

Tantrums and Tiaras
Bicester based bridal accessories boutique.

Gatwick Manor, Crawley, West Sussex
The Tythe Barn is perfect for your ceremony, with the Shipley Suite being the ideal venue for your wedding reception.

Orla James
Stunning range of wedding rings, engagement rings and eternity rings.

Feats of Clay
Unique designs handcrafted from durable polymer clay, creating a perfect keepsake following that special occasion. As seen in OK, July 2008 for Matt Willis and Emma Griffiths.

Glenn Wynsor
Specialist in The American Songbook, big ballad and swing numbers, Glenn is available to book throughout Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire and across the UK.