I understand that planning your wedding involves what feels like a million and one decisions. If you’re struggling to find a certain supplier who understands your vision, this page might help.
Every supplier listed here is someone I can personally vouch for. I’ve worked with these talented people on a number of occasions and I can guarantee that they’ll provide a professional and creative service. I’ll be adding to this page as I discover more unmissable suppliers for you.
Bride & Belle
Luxury wedding planner Senel specialises in creating timeless elegance for her weddings. She’s focused, organised and creative, and a complete pillar of support for every couple she works with.
Dimitria’s studio collections are stylish and contemporary – I love her attention to detail and her eye for colour. She can also work 1:1 with you to create a completely bespoke set of stationery for your wedding.
White Olive Design Studio
Jacquie’s beautiful bespoke wedding stationery has an ethereal feel to it, with eye catching calligraphy and handpainted watercolour elements, your White Olive stationery suite will perfectly complement your big day. It is perfect for destination weddings, taking inspiration from the Mediterranean and botanical designs.
Sally offers friendly service and range of lovely in house designs (the swans in her Flora Elegance collection are a particular favourite of mine). Custom design is also available, in a range of colours and textures.
The Bespoke Wardrobe in Ingatestone
Mary stocks the most amazing selection of gowns from leading British designers. Over the last decade she’s built her gorgeous boutique into a real destination for brides in Essex and the surrounding areas.
Vicki’s Floral Designs
Focusing on British grown flowers, Vicki specialises in natural, loose and romantic flowers from her studio in Sawbridgeworth.
Luke & Lottie
These Essex-based floral designers headed up by Clare Luke are award winning for a reason. Recently voted one of the top 50 wedding florists in the UK, they create incredible bespoke floral designs and are as excited about your wedding day as you are!
Based in Kent, the Orchard Blooms team can create flowers with a real wow factor. I am in love with their large scale installations and the scope of their creativity.
Catherine and Andy are first class fine-art photographers. Their images are light, airy and romantic, and they have an amazing ability to capture emotion in their work.
Terri & Lori
A fabulous and formidable duo behind the camera, Terri and Lauren (Lori) are photographers and videographers with an exceptional eye for detail. Their fine-art style is romantic and gorgeously curated. Have a look at their gallery and get ready to swoon.
Charly Mae Photography
Charly’s a fab wedding photographer, but it’s her videography that I particularly love. She’s a natural storyteller and able to create beautiful, warm, emotional accounts of your day.
Professional service and top notch cuisine make Magpie a well-renowned caterer in the South East. The team are amazingly flexible, able to cater for any venue style and any number of guests in a range of styles: from full banquets, to relaxed buffets, to bowl food and canapés.
Peri is based near Chelmsford in Essex and she’s a specialist in bridal hairstyling. She goes above and beyond for all her clients and has recently been a regional finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards.
Expert Essex-based make-up artist Leanne is dedicated to making brides look and feel their natural, beautiful best.
wedding Venues in Essex
Gaynes Park, Epping
I’m so grateful to have this gem of a venue on my doorstep here in Epping. There’s the choice of a light-filled orangery, a barn, a beautiful walled garden and a peaceful, private woodland glade in which to say your vows. The spaces are incredible, and the team at Gaynes Park are flexible and attentive.
That Amazing Place, Old Harlow
I’m delighted to be a recommended supplier at This Amazing Place. The interiors at this exclusive hire private residence are to die for. It’s a gorgeously romantic space to celebrate in and stay at with your nearest and dearest. With no minimum guest numbers, it’s also perfect for intimate weddings.
The Barns at Lodge Farm, Nazeing
This is a family farm and family run venue. The team at Lodge Farm have worked tirelessly to create a really special place here, and I’m really proud to be one of their recommended suppliers. There are five spaces available here, to cater to all tastes: from boho luxury in The Field (perfect for teepees), to industrial chic in The Grain Store and rustic elegance in The Granary.
Blake Hall, Ongar
Nestled in the grounds of Blake Hall is a network of amazing barns. Beautifully restored with stunning beams and the most incredible, dramatic windows, you can say your vows in The Hay Barn, then move across the grounds to the splendour of The Essex Barn for dinner and dancing.
Mulberry House, Ongar
One of the many things to love about Mulberry House is the permanent marquee and private decking area in the grounds. Perfect for an al fresco dinner and dancing under the stars!
Old Brook Barn, Navestock
A majestic 17th century barn that has been sensitively modernised and restored with decking areas, large windows and verandas to maximise the sunlight. I love the brook that runs through this venue’s grounds, and the willow trees on its banks.
Parklands, Quendon Hall
The sheer size of this Georgian manor and its adjoining acres of Deer Park is astonishing. There’s a range of gorgeous ceremony and reception room options, and Parklands Quendon Hall can cater from anything between 40 and 500 guests!
Hedingham Castle, Halstead
This 900-year-old Norman castle needs no introduction, really. It is utterly splendid – a place made for fairy tales!
Prested Hall, Colchester
Prested Hall is an exclusive hire hotel and spa. The building dates back to the 15th century and has been beautifully looked after. Set in 75 acres of parkland, this is one of Essex’s hidden gems.
I love the flexibility offered at Fennes. It’s a sweeping dream of a country estate, but the team there are able to offer a variety of décor options and clever twists to create modern, quirky, boho or luxury wedding days.
Leez Priory, Braintree
This imposingly gorgeous red-brick manor house has been voted Best Wedding Venue by Wedding Ideas magazine no fewer than three times, and with good reason. It really is breath- taking!
Crondon Park, Ingatestone
A baronial hall boasting glamour and charm in equal measure, plus an amazing oak-beamed bridal suite. Crondon Park is an incredible place to start your marriage in style.
Newland Hall, Chelmsford
The grounds here are really something to behold. Over 100 acres with several lakes and a moat. It’s a pretty magical place that offers a range of wedding day options.
Boreham House, Chelmsford
With a stately lake in the grounds and the most jaw dropping Tudor staircase – all grand curves and sweeps – Boreham House promises to take you on a journey you’ll never forget.
Gosfield Hall, Halstead
Gosfield Hall is a Georgian mansion that was once home to royalty. It brings the historical wow factor in a big way.
Maidens Barn, High Easter
A barn venue with a gorgeous mixture of historical features and contemporary design. I adore the high vaulted ceiling at this fabulous venue.
The White Hart, Great Yeldham
A beautiful beamed 15th Century coaching inn with an amazing purpose built barn in the grounds. Make sure you check out the tapestries adorning the walls – the detail is just beautiful!
Wedding Venues in London
Stationers Hall, City of London
I love Stationer’s Hall! It’s got that special blend of history, tradition and warmth (and it’s full of lovely memories for me as it’s where my husband and I chose to get married!). A gorgeous 16th Century building in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, it also has its own private garden that’s perfect for drinks receptions. A rare gem in the very heart of the city!
Chiswick House, London
The House here feels like a stunning Italian villa – the domed saloon is particularly breath taking. There’s also a 19th Century glasshouse which catches the light no matter how many clouds are in the sky, and 65 acres of amazing gardens to wander through. Space and splendour, just minutes walk from Chiswick tube.
Devonshire Terrace, City of London
All of Drake and Morgan’s venues across London have their own quirky character, but Devonshire Terrace – a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street – is my favourite. The stylish glass roof over the outdoor terrace means you’re protected from the elements no matter the weather, and there’s a host of lovely design details both inside and out.