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The Hampshire Wedding Club have gathered together the most unique and extraordinary wedding specialists in the area to help couples planning a wedding in the glorious county of Hampshire.  Couples who choose the county of Hampshire for their wedding do so because it is glorious; bustling market towns, breathtaking countryside, historic houses and the stunning south coast means there is an endless choice.

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Cafe Society, continental city chic inspiration perfect for a modern and exclusive “wedding weekend”

A beautiful Winchester editorial shoot, at Hotel Du Vin, a treasured Hampshire Wedding Club member. Cafe Society is a chic city wedding editorial created and styled by Lou of Beyond Vintage and Tasha of the HWC. Perfect for your city wedding, the styling would suit a chic boutique venue in Hampshire.

Just Peachy Hampshire, a Chic countryside wedding editorial inspired by James and the Giant Peach

A beautiful Stockbridge editorial shoot, at the fantastic Greyhound on the Test, a treasured Hampshire Wedding Club member. Just Peachy Hampshire is a chic countryside wedding editorial inspired by James and the Giant Peach. Perfect for your outdoor wedding wedding, the styling would suit a riverside wedding venues in Hampshire.

The Hampshire Creatives Brilliant Book Club

Some of the busiest people are also avid readers. Reading sparks your creativity, so we would love you to join our Book Club, starting February.

Considering others and ourselves

I recently read a gorgeous blog post about the impact we have on the people and world around us. How our deeds, words and responses not only impact ourselves and our mental wellbeing. But how they impact others, their place in the world and their state of mind.

Here are all the latest Hampshire Wedding Club blog posts in one simple section.  All the latest news, honest conversations, editorial and bridal inspiration and expert advice.  Bringing you the latest news and inspiration from across Hampshire.  Featuring beautiful Hampshire weddings, styling ideas, supplier incentives, product news, and more.

All the latest beautiful features from the Hampshire Wedding Club blog. rounded up and curated to make it effortless to find out what Hampshire and its amazing suppliers have been up to.

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We have created a beautiful resource for you over on Instagram, the #quintessentiallyHampshire record.  Tap into our world, the “HWC World” – Local, extraordinary, professional everytime.  Hear what our community has to say, in one simple click.

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Hampshire Weddings, Weddings in Hampshire, Hampshire Wedding

Hi, I’m Tasha.  I am an eternal optimist.  A gin drinker, the host of the Cafe Sessions, the Founder of the Hampshire Wedding Club.  I am a kind-hearted wedding industry fangirl. A foodie. An editorial shoot lover.

I am the creator of something new revolutionary for the wedding industry, and a huge believer in community over competition.  I firmly believe passion and business combine.

I don’t like chair sashes, love brazen creativity, and adore collaborative opportunities.  I believe cliques and bad-mouthing in the wedding industry should be publically frowned upon and I love a challenge.  Welcome to the Hampshire Wedding Club, where passion meets professionalism and the opportunities are endless.

Beautiful Hampshire, boasting not one but two National Parks, as well as the stunning New Forest and preciously holding a significant part of the glorious South Downs. A county where you can explore the original capital city of England in Winchester. You will find that Hampshire is the perfect mix of city, coast and rural perfection, blessed with a thriving culture, history and heritage.

If that isn’t enough, idle away the hours exploring our picturesque villages (Stockbridge and Alresford to name two) and great country estates (Somerley and Pylewell).

Hampshire inspiration for your own day with these real-life weddings submitted by our readers. Share your own wedding story with us here, or use #quintessentiallyHampshire on Instagram to tag us into your day!

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Editorial wedding shoots, aside from being utterly beautiful and impeccably tasteful they are exciting for brides, couples and suppliers. If we get editorials right they will inspire and resonate with real people, like you and I. They should have a director at the helm with a fantastic eye for perfection and detail. They should pull together beautiful products and services, and feature truly brilliant Hampshire wedding suppliers.

Whether a luxurious and modern soft romantic style is created, all out rural perfection or stylish french cafe styling that is just oozingly chic.  Editorial shoots are now regarded as one of the best projects for suppliers to get involved in, so you should always consider what they create, using it to style your perfect wedding day.  You will find fine, editorial Hampshire inspiration for your own day across our social media.  See what you can find, and don’t forget we are on Pinterest too or again you can use #quintessentiallyHampshire on Instagram to find out what magic we have been creating!

From the heart “honest conversations” is all about giving a place to the authentic voices within the wedding industry.  Natural, topical discussions and articles covering shared experiences by brides, couples and suppliers.  Culture and community within the bridal and wedding industry starts with you.  By bringing in writers and influencers, people willing to talk truth and reality. Addressing vulnerability and transparency in our fantastic industry we aim to highlight the value, professionalism and contribution suppliers have on your wedding each day.

“I have learned more about myself and others building this online place,” and I will always support honesty and community. Ultimately by investing your trust in the extraordinary creative entrepreneurs and wedding industry professionals across Hampshire, you help our wedding economy flourish. The good, the beautiful, and the challenging all shared with full-colour honesty!

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Because weddings are more than just a pretty dress, great flowers, a first dance and list of jobs.

By creating this unique space it is our aim to provide a more compassionate wedding industry through supplier leadership, creativity and heartfelt contributions.

Because finding intuitive, driven suppliers delivers such precious results to your wedding day.  You should not overlook the challenge and benefit of finding them.

Our couples and brides are brilliant, excited about marriage and infinitely kind-hearted.  They are the kind of people who want to see and understand why a positive authentic change in the wedding industry is so important.  Change to benefit both suppliers and couples equally.

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We are proud to have created an interactive, inspiring and beautiful online portfolio for brides and grooms showcasing all the fabulous wedding industry talent we have in Hampshire.  Welcome to “The List” by the Hampshire Wedding Club.  We are delighted to introduce the most outstanding Hampshire wedding suppliers.  Many of these suppliers, specialists and creatives we know personally. Many we have had the privilege of working with. These splendid suppliers are fully committed to their craft, service and customers. They are worthy of the referral we provide here.

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Inspired by Rising Tide’s  ‘20 on the rise’, The Hampshire Wedding Club is celebrating the individuals who are, in the words of RT… “making waves and raising the tide, rocking their respective industries through hard work, determination and creativity.”

The HWC loves to shout about all that is great about the Hampshire wedding industry, so what better way to do this than by selecting 5 PEOPLE/ORGANISATION for 5 CATEGORIES = 25 WAVEMAKERS…

The requirement is that the individual or business needs to be located in Hampshire or have significantly supported the Hampshire Wedding Industry.

So, without further ado, we are delighted to introduce you to our Quarter 3 2018 #Quintessentiallyemerging suppliers

Tasha and Beth x

Wonderful words about our members

We love working alongside all of our HWC members, it brings us such joy to read the wonderful testimonials they receive from clients and other suppliers.

So with a warm heart, we are delighted to tell you about their brilliance and share the lovely words people say about them…

Natasha Jay Photography

I really don’t think I could write a review good enough to express how great Tash is. From start to finish she was absolutely amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. She constantly went out of her way to make the engagement shoot and wedding day perfect.  On the wedding day her and her husband Will were just great. We didn’t feel like we were being photographed, we felt like they were our friends taking photos of us, which made us so much more relaxed.  The photographs were fantastic, they were so beautiful and also we couldn’t believe the feel of the day was also captured so well. We will be using Tash for many many years to come for our family photographs and life events to be captured.  Find out more here.


Freight Train Runners

Prior to the big day Connie was so organised in finalising our details and kept in touch with the venue and was so flexible with her availability and set arrangements so there was very little we needed to worry about and get involved in. She had chosen the perfect songs that could be enjoyed by everyone there. In the evening, everything was set up inside and the tempo picked up getting everyone in the mood to dance the night away. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful Connie was on the day and how relaxed the whole day was. I honestly think Connie played such a big part in making our day perfect. I would highly recommend her for any event or celebration. Such a beautiful voice, so musically talented that she was able to tell what worked for the guests, and such a lovely bubbly person to have there on the day. Just fantastic! Find out more here.

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Beyond Vintage

Lou of Beyond Vintage has been just amazing. My wedding could not happen without her! She has helped me with every aspect not only the styling. Any ‘problems’ I thought I ha, she has been able to resolve very quickly with simple solutions. Every time I speak to her about the wedding she has more and more great ideas. Furthermore, Lou has put me in touch with other specialists such as a florist and wedding coordinator who are very reasonable in price and have delivered everything we want so far. It is obvious that Lou loves and cares so much about what she does. I feel very confident that she is in control and has every aspect covered before and on the day. I cannot recommend Beyond Vintage enough. Lou is a true professional and will make any event a success.  Find out more here.


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Quintessentially Hampshire

We are a community creating for the fun of it, changing habits for the hell of it and inspiring couples because we love it. come inside our wedding industry, Hampshire at its boldest and best.  We are a community working to revolutionise the way brides and couples, see, engage, exist in and trust the wedding industry.

Do you see value in joining a group of like-minded brides and couples? People who inspire each other, and support each other’s wedding hopes and dreams, because creativity is essential to the wedding industry and we want to enable you to invent and imagine within it.  We believe that creating this safe place will allow you to appreciate the truly collaborative nature of the wedding industry and embrace its energy, attention to detail and optimism, as well as it’s spirit and beauty.

Image credit – Cooper Photography

Image credit – Cooper Photography

Immersive, local and bespoke – We are Hampshire

We have created an immersive website with a growing library of inspiration local weddings for reference, future style forecasting articles, as well as bespoke, beautiful and essential social media. We are creating events with you in mind, and blog to support the aspirations of Hampshire brides.

You have done your research, so why not come and meet our suppliers in an informal, friendly, graceful online environment.  We provide exciting opportunities for our community to dream, imagine and create. we are where passion meets professionalism.

Our mission is to help couples plan their perfect day, right here, in our glorious county of Hampshire. Using only the very best local suppliers. Opting to take a bold, progressive approach supporting only Hampshire suppliers, it is a new thing in the wedding industry. It is the perfect way to invest in a local creative wedding industry. An industry deserving of a way to promote itself in a cohesive, and exciting way, ensuring it retains its integrity, individuality and balance.

Couples choose Hampshire for their weddings because of the endless choice of backdrops, from picturesque market towns like Stockbridge to the breathtaking countryside of the New Forest and the opulent historic houses reminiscent of an entirely different era.

Our approach ensures our advice and referrals lead to you being supported by

 Suppliers with personal, valuable and local knowledge and commitment

Suppliers and artisan creatives who already have a wonderful regional network around them. Ensuring their services flow seamlessly and professionally on your special day

Suppliers with an invaluable understanding of their local wedding industry landscape

Suppliers who when they work together are able to relax, and instinctively utilise each other’s strengths. This allows them to do their very best work and enjoy your day alongside you

When you are planning your wedding, we know finding unique, reliable, local and talented suppliers is key, and sometimes a challenge.

So, whether you are creating a lavish country estate occasion or you dream of an intimate chic urban celebration or picture a devastatingly elegant barefoot bohemian beach ceremony, our online community offers inspiration on every page.

Interviews, advice and blog posts by some of our very favourite wedding suppliers and creative entrepreneurs.

We know there is nothing more romantic than falling in love and marrying the person you have dreamed about spending the rest of your life with.  As you transition from dating to your engagement and from planning the big day to marital happiness.  We are delighted to answer the questions of brides and grooms to be, bridesmaids, parents and guests elegantly striving to find the right style, traditions, expectations and pressures of wedding planning and newlywed bliss.

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Whether you choose to stroll through the picturesque gardens with a prosecco in hand, searching for idyllic romantic nooks for that perfect wedding picture.  Or you simply want to enjoy viewing possible venue set up’s as part of your big day research.  We are working with some of the best Hampshire venues to answer any questions and be inspired by what they have to offer.  Sharing open days, wedding fayres and supplier fairs.

Admire Hampshire’s beautiful wedding venues, kick start your wedding planning and be inspired to add your finishing touches. Find extraordinary events created to share with you inspiration from some of the superb wedding industry creatives we have in Hampshire.  Taking home goodie bags and giveaways, enjoying the possibility of being pampered in their beauty boudoir, feeling inspired by their bridal catwalk, whilst listening to fabulous live music & entertainment. Let’s not forget the stupendous floral installations, workshops, interview sessions and never forget all the delicious refreshments available.

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Whatever your preferred style, we want to inspire you with extraordinary bridal fashion. From the best boutiques to the most exquisite gowns and handmade shoes and accessories available in Hampshire.  We know all brides are complete their perfect bridal look or simply find something special to complete her outfit.

From incredible embellishments to unique lace adornments and modern day bohemian. Do you love custom-designed lace, elegantly figure-hugging silhouettes or mesmerising hand-beaded embellishments? What about jaw dropping open backs with shimmering details, or 3D floral appliqué.  Or is it a simple elegant statement gown that has your heart, with a skirt as light as air.

We love blogging with fantastic bridal experts, who source dazzling collections from leading designers.  Modern wedding collections for stylish brides looking for a perfectly dreamy, luminous dress.  We hope you adore what these amazing boutiques have to say, and we would love to hear all about your visit.

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Finding the perfect readings for your Hampshire wedding day can be a challenging task. It can be one of those wedding planning tasks you can’t really rush. Finding words that speak to your soul, or could be read by your emotional best friend, or your new step teenage stepson.

This could be a Shakespearean sonnet, an extract from Winnie the Pooh, or a Foofighters song. An emotional ditty, or a countryside inspirational piece.  Today’s wedding readings, like today’s wedding styles, can consist of anything (though if you’re getting married in a church it’s worth checking with your priest first).

To help you, we asked some of our lovely Hampshire suppliers to recommend reading, and have even made it easy for you to print our your favourites.  Do email us and recommend your chosen readings, we would love to hear what makes an appearance on your special day.  Maybe you could inspire another couple with your careful, thoughtful, romantic or funny words.

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Supporting you, the wedding creative, the boss, the founder and the CEO.  The Hampshire Wedding Club is working to revolutionise the way wedding suppliers see, feel, exist in and respond to their brilliant industry.

Marie Forleo says “My work (and this site) is devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create, well, anything.  You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going”.  She also says “I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s world”.  I could not agree more with both of these statements, so what can we inspire you to get started today, and how are you bringing your whole self to the wedding industry?

Enjoy further creative entrepreneurial insights over on Instagram under #quintessentiallyHampshire.


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