Recommended Wedding Suppliers in the South West
Here is a list of recommended wedding suppliers that I have personally worked with and/or used for my own wedding (most of them the latter!)
Lara Parnell - Floral Stylist
Lara is a superstar! I contacted Lara very last minute as the planning became very overwhelming and somehow I didn't confirm a florist. I had no real idea of what I wanted but a few photos from Pinterest. I also had no stylist. Wonder Woman, aka Lara, offered to do all my flowers and styling together to ensure a harmonious theme and high-quality throughout our wedding. I was super happy, but it wasn't until the day I was completely blown away by her skills! I loved my bouquet so much I even had it with me on the dance floor - remind me to send you a pic when drop me a message.
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Olivia - Wedding Celebrant
In my job I go to a lot of weddings, I mean A LOT, and nothing quite beats a unique ceremony hosted by a celebrant. We booked Olivia for our wedding and she created this tear-jerking, hilarious, and personal ceremony unique to us. It included anecdotes of our early years together, people (and dogs) no longer a part of our story, as well as our traditional vows and rings. I absolutely loved it, but what surprised me was how much our guests loved it too. It really was the talk of the wedding and most of our guests though Olivia was a friend of the family because she knew us so well (she is now)!
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Stacey Jade - Hair Stylist
I met Stacey at a wedding many years ago and while chatting I realised she had a salon local to me - I've been a customer ever since! I knew I wanted Stacey to do my wedding hair before I was even engaged. Her work is exceptional and it's no surprise she is a multi-award winning bridal stylist. Stacey did both my weddings (to the same man - convo starter), as well as my bridal party. My bridesmaids loved their hair too.
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Jemima Phillips - Harpist
Jemima was the first supplier I booked after the venue! I saw her perform at a number of weddings and was completely blown away by her incredible talents. From her website "Versatile and innovative Jemima’s extensive repertoire ranges from the classical to the contemporary, from improvised sound loops to traditional song composition utilising both acoustic and electric harps."
Our guests were blown away by Jemima's performance and wouldn't stop talking about her and the unique songs she play. Jemima took the time to learn new songs from our favourite movies (How to train your dragon being one of mine!). Visit Jemima's website for more info:
Joe Pike - Pianist
What's better than one musician? Two of course! Yes, I booked Joe to play during our wedding breakfast too! I'd already booked our harpist for the ceremony and drinks reception, but feel in love with Joe's work after seeing him at client weddings. He took the time to learn our favourite songs and his music kept everyone in a celebratory mood during the meal.
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Bridge Strings - String Trio
A String Trio or Quartet will never go out of fashion, but since the release of Bridgerton there is a new found appreciation for classical musicians, and now I see them at almost every wedding! I highly recommend Bridge Strings for their experience, talent, and vast repertoire of music.
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Speakerbox - DJ + Disco
Marcus has a background DJ-ing in clubs and provides a full disco service mixing your favourite songs for that fun party vibe. In my opinion, most wedding DJ's just play the usual cheesy birthday party songs, but not speakerbox! Having worked with Marcus on several occasions I can highly recommend his services.
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Richie Phillips - DJ + Live Musician
When my couple told me they booked a live musician and a DJ in one I was skeptical! However, Richie absolute blew everyone away with his live performance seamlessly integrated alongside a disco. He's very experienced and even took on the spot requests from the guests. A perfect way to have the best of both worlds. Highly recommended.
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Bespoke Wedding Canine Chaperone
Maddie is a professional dog chaperone (the coolest job ever), who takes all the stress of having your VIPS (very important pets) at your wedding. For us, all our trusted friends and family were at the wedding, and we didn't want anyone to have to leave to take the pups home as most venues only allow dogs for a limited amount of time. Maddie's a qualified vet nurse, which gave us extra reassurance that our girls were in good hands. I cannot tell you how having one less thing to worry about is priceless!