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 most trusted suppliers, who share our pursuit of wedding perfection, and showcased them below to help you with your plans. Furthermore, we don't have any commercial arrangements with our suppliers - we recommend them purely on merit alone.
Whatever your theme/thoughts or style on wedding perfection, we have a supplier to suit. Our trusted 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.
Based at London Stansted Airport, Air Harrods offers several bespoke aircraft services to complement those of Harrods Aviation. Like Harrods’ Knightsbridge store, Air Harrods can fulfil the most specialised requests – from maintaining the pristine condition of your helicopter and supplying the pilot to fly it, to brokering a VIP charter and arranging an executive transfer at your destination. Call +44 (0) 1279 665 300 (24hr)
Cavendish Cars is a leading chauffeur company providing premier wedding cars for church weddings and civil ceremony’s, across Essex and Hertfordshire.
All our vehicles are dressed and maintained to the highest standard. Not only do we provide a well mannered and friendly chauffeur, we are also here to offer you excellent service. As a future Bride & Groom, we believe in listening and advising you on how to maximise your arrival at each of your chosen locations. Price matters, so call us for a competitive quote.
If your holding a civil ceremony at one location and feel a wedding car is not necessary. Why not consider arriving at ‘airport departures’ the next morning and let us drive you in style to the airport. You can be assured you’ll be turning heads as you arrive in style.
Call 01371 810589
Layer Marney Horse Drawn Carriages are a small, fully insured family run business based south west of Colchester. Our Coachman Alan has over 30 years of carriage driving experience. You can feel in safe hands as Alan has passed The British Driving Society ‘Code of Practice Road Driving Assessment for both Pairs of Horses and Teams of Horses in Rural & Urban Environment’.
Our modern wedding carriages retain all of the elegance and grace of traditional vehicles but with modern safety features.
Because every wedding is different, please give us a call to discuss your specific requirements, we are always happy to help so we can make your day run smoothly.
We have a choice of livery coats as well as a wide range of coloured cravats for your coaching staff. We can also match in the colour on our flower garlands for your chosen carriage for the day to match your colour scheme.
We also decorate the horses with matching coloured Ostrich feather plumes of your choice.
We would welcome you to come visit us at Clears Farm to meet the horses and view the carriages in our carriage showroom.
Alan has completed the BDS Level 4 Professional Drivers qualification covering all aspects of commercial carriage driving. Alan has also been awarded his Tandem Bars at the Tandem Club’s 75th Anniversary meet which is quite a personal achievement.
We pride ourselves in being a very friendly business that thrives on making your day special by giving a very personal service.
Call 01245 461590
Care Fairies will lift the stress that children can bring to an event. We will amuse, entertain, cater and care for the little guests in a safe, stimulating and child friendly environment. Care fairies provide a comprehensive service to ensure that your event runs smoothly eliminating any unnecessary stresses. You can be sure to receive a professional flexible service tailored to your individual needs. Call 07834491333
Artfull Splodgers are the experts in creative fun! Founded and run by mother of four Nikki Lacey (NNEB). We are Ofsted registered and run strictly to all regulations for mobile crèches.
Gavin has been performing magic for over 25 years. His vast experience across various different events means he has entertained and interacted with people of all varieties and knows how to entertain and wow a crowd as well as individuals.
With a gentle, approachable style and a great sense of humour, Gavin is the perfect magician to have at your wedding. He will charm and enchant your guests with sleight of hand and incredible illusions performed right in front of your eyes. Call 01376 342 858
Musician, Juggler, Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster, Storyteller and Fire-Eater. Peter Optical is a professional all round entertainer for Medieval /Tudor/Victorian and Edwardian themed Weddings. Other events always considered. Check him out here: www.circusoptical.co.uk.
Entertainment for weddings is just as important to the bride and groom as making sure the wedding cake is striking, the food is delicious and your bridal party look amazing so why not do something different by having a casino at your big day?
A wedding is a magical event anyway and a casino adds some glitz and glamour to the occasion. It’s something everyone can enjoy from your flower girl to your great grandpa, bringing together groups of friends and family who may not already know one and other. Having a fun casino at your wedding can act as a great way to break the ice and create an atmosphere of fun and excitement that can be enjoyed by the whole wedding party.
Red & Black Casinos experienced croupiers will entertain your guests and are more than happy to explain the rules to anyone, whether they’re first time gamblers or just want to brush up on the rules. Red and Black Casinos provide a service that will be sure to make your big day a memorable one at competitive prices and can be supplied as your only wedding entertainment or combined with music, dancing and more.
Call 07810 752 504
Karen is a Professional Bridal and Occasion Makeup Artist based in the heart of Essex.
With over 15 year’s experience designing natural to glamourous looks, Karen has worked at all the main leading wedding venues within Essex and as far as Europe.
Karen specialises in creating beautiful, long lasting and flawless bridal makeup. She loves to take the time to work out the perfect look for each client. Using high quality products, her aim is to enhance your best features, whilst using the correct application techniques. Karen’s knowledge in photographic makeup will ensure your look will be perfectly portrayed in pictures too.
Karen regularly attends Britain’s top masterclasses and shows to keep up with the latest trends. She does this not only because it is her passion, but in this industry, makeup looks change and it’s important to keep up to date with what is current and innovative. Karen also has her work featured in various publications and bridal blogs.
Karen’s professional kit is exclusively made up of a wide range of luxury brands including Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit, Urban Decay and Illamasqua, plus many more.
Karen only ever does one wedding per day. This means she will be exclusively yours right up until you walk down the aisle (for touch ups if required).
At your trial you will visit Karen in her exquisite salon based in Chelmsford. She will assess your skin and your current makeup routine. Preferred makeup looks are discussed as well as colour themes to ensure the right makeup look is achieved for your special day. Then a bespoke makeup look will be created using the most luxurious makeup products available on the market. These products have been carefully selected to make sure they not only look great in photographs but last all day right through to the evening, however hard you party!
Call 07786 935201
Having played the bagpipes for some thirty years, and with a wealth of experience gained from my time as a piper with the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), I offer a unique service that will make your special occasion truly memorable. I’m proud to say that I have had the pleasure of playing the bagpipes for most of the current Royal Family and I’ve also been a guest at the White House where I played for George Bush senior. Whatever the event, be it a wedding, funeral, party, Burn’s night celebration or gala dinner the bagpipes always add a touch of style and prestige; leaving your guests with lasting memories. With every detail tailor-made to your own requirements you can be assured of a professional and personal service. I can play traditional Scots and Irish music, favourite melodies or even requests. For details visit: www.cambridge-bagpiper.co.uk.
Dante Ferrara specialises in music, song and entertainment of renaissance Europe.
Fully themed weddings; Weddings in historic locations; Weddings with ‘something different’ or just because you like the music.
Dante liaises with your venue and, if necessary, the registrars. All music played is non-religious. Throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast Dante strolls, entertaining a group of guests then moving on to another.
Currently there are four costumes available which may match your colour scheme. The choice is yours. View Costumes here.
By having Dante at your wedding, you can rest assured that you have quality music and entertainment from before the ceremony begins through to the end of the wedding breakfast.
Dante Ferrara can provide music for your wedding ceremony and reception using five instruments.