As well as providing the perfect backdrop for your big day, we want to ensure all aspects of your wedding are as perfect as you've dreamed. We have carefully selected our favourite suppliers, who share our pursuit of wedding perfection, and showcased them below to help you with your plans.
Whatever your theme/thoughts or style on wedding perfection, we have a supplier to suit. Our recommended suppliers vary in style and budget, and there really is something for everyone in the list below. As we move along with your wedding day plans, we'll soon get to know your style, so please do contact us for any further tips or advice you might require when it comes to suppliers.
Owner Lysette Preston draws on her Fashion Design degree and penchant for sweet flavours to create delicious, bespoke wedding cakes baked fresh to order using local ingredients. Marriages flour and tiptree preserves to name just a few. Complimentary consultations are highly recommended, enabling customers to sample countless sponge flavours on the menu alongside the bespoke design process where numerous design sketches are offered, enabling customers to visualise their dream wedding cake aspirations before their big day. www.thecouturebaker.co.uk
Leez Priory is pleased to work with Genesis Choice to offer couples wedding insurance. For more details click here: www.genesischoice.co.uk
Leez Priory is delighted to recommend Tom Halliday photography. Tom is a warm and friendly addition to any wedding and the images he captures are truly magical. Check out his work here: www.tomhalliday.com
Function Central is a leading provider of live musical entertainment for weddings, parties and corporate events. Each live band is personally selected, meaning a roster of exceptional professional musicians. The broad range of acts spans funk and soul bands to rock and pop bands, string quartets to swing bands, vintage vocal groups to DJs, and our acts know how to read the crowd and to really fill a dancefloor! Function Central offers support from choosing a band to advice up to the very day of your event. Check them out here: www.functioncentral.co.uk.
PianoDJ is a specialist wedding pianist agency that provides the best pianists in the UK for weddings around Europe. You can watch videos of our pianists, listen to recordings and see our full price list on our website: www.pianodj.co.uk/leez-priory
This is your special day so, everything should be perfect. Sam is a professional makeup artist with many years’ experience, specialising in bridal makeup, special occasions, makeup coaching, professional makeup training and editorials. Visit her website for more details: www.beautiful-you.biz
Based in Chelmsford, Essex Liz is a passionate and persistent soul; who is ridiculously happy when up to her eyes in fondant and frosting. Liz loves the fact that making bespoke cakes allows her to give people something to suit their exact needs, adding that extra bit of awesomeness to their occasion! BuBakes products are made using local ingredients wherever possible. Liz says, “I have been fortunate enough to have been surrounded by some spectacular people, who have given me a crazy amount of insight into different things in life. I love to chat about and reflect on these nuggets of information, or the opinions that these people have shared with me.” Please get in touch here: www.bubakes.co.uk.
Award-Winning Hairdresser and Makeup Artist Gail Gardner is one of the industry’s’ leading hair and makeup artists in Essex, looking after the hair and beauty needs of all brides to be. Gail is a fully qualified Wedding Hairstylist having been trained by the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron at Wella Hair Studios in London and is a member of the Freelance Hairdressers Association. Gail is also a fully qualified Makeup Artist and has a total of 15 years experience working with brides on their wedding day. Gail lives in Writtle in Chelmsford and is happily married with a family. Clients can rest assured that Gail will leave you looking and feeling wonderful on your special day. For details visit: www.gailgardner.co.uk.
Husband and wife team, Mark and Rachel, live and breathe weddings. They love the rush and the energy which each day brings. They lap up the emotion and bind this together with their skills and expertise to capture moments in time and deliver this back to their clients allowing you to re-live those moments over and over again! The team at Leez Priory have found them great to work with. Professional and friendly. Check them out here: www.expression-photography.co.uk.
Jasmine Jade is a very talented wedding photographer and one that we regularly see at Leez Priory. To see her work visit www.jasminejadephotography.co.uk
Camelia and Kerry have been married for 19 years and worked together for even longer – so when it comes to weddings (and marriages!) we are experts!
Our knowledge and experience means we know most of the churches and venues throughout Essex. We have been full time photographers for over 18 years in which time we have photographed well over a thousand wedding between the two of us, mainly in Essex, but we have travelled to Hertfordshire, Kent and Suffolk and further afield by recommendation. We were amongst the first photographers working in a more relaxed reportage style at the time when the traditional formal style dominated wedding photography. For details visit: www.avantiphotographics.com.
My aim is to produce the perfect film of your perfect day. Your wedding will be special and unique. You will plan everything exactly as you want it. I feel that this should also include you having the opportunity to be able to plan your wedding video, deciding exactly how you wish the day to be treasured and remembered. I provide a very friendly and personal service. Most importantly though, I never forget that it is your day. For details visit: www.in-video.co.uk.