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Date published: Wednesday 24 May 2017

With so many options for your wedding out there, from decorations, colours, flowers, suppliers, food, entertainment, the options are limitless and every wedding is unique to each couples tastes.  We therefore decided to have some fun at Balmer lawn Hotel and to host a styled wedding photoshoot to showcase not only our beautiful hotel, but also our fabulous suppliers and what they can really offer.

Our star photographers for the day were Robb & Tanya from Robb Webb Photography.  Robb & Tanya have shot so many weddings here, that they know the hotel and grounds like the back of their hands, so we trusted them to get some truly fantastic shots & they did!

We had the wonderful Fiona Lucy Clarke making our models look fabulous with her wonderful hair & make up talents!  With an 8am start she was here bright & early, however of course she is used to early starts with her brides!  She did a fabulous job of styling Tiffany with a more natural smokey eye look and giving Beth a more vintage look.

We were provided with the most beautiful dresses, groomsmen outfits & accessories from Romsey Bridal Boutique. The gorgeous sparkly headpieces and elegant veils looked stunning.  They have so much to offer at their boutique & make your experience such fun, go check them out.

We dressed the wonderful Sylvan Pavilion for a ceremony using chair sashes, bunting and bay trees from St-Events.  The Pavilion is a truly stunning natural, rustic but elegant setting for an outside ceremony and we really wanted to show it off.  St-Events also provided the chair sashes for both the Beaulieu room and the Savernake room, along with the centrepieces for the Savernake room.  We went for an elegant & glamorous feel, with gold satin sashes, sequin sparkly table runners, table crystals and beautiful candelabras.

Abbie from Brock Ice’s joined in with her wonderful ice cream bike, which adds some real fun & yummy treats to the day, the models certainly enjoyed their ice creams.  It is such a fab idea to have her yummy ice cream on offer during the drinks reception, it’s not only for the kids!

We had Jo from Jo Hicks Flowers providing the most stunning bridal bouquets, along with the most amazing centre pieces for our Beaulieu Suite.  The room looked truly stunning and Jo’s talents will never cease to amaze!  She is our favourite florist, not only because she a very talented florist, but because she always understands what a couple is looking for.

The most glorious wedding cakes and table favours were on display and these were provided by the very talented Kelly from Kelly’s CakeAway.  Kelly created a wonderful elegant, ruffled white & gold cake for our Savernake Suite and for the Beaulieu Suite we had a stunning floral pink and gold drippy cake to fit in with our blush colour scheme with a touch of rose gold. Kelly also provided us with table favours which doubled up as place cards in the form of cookies, which we all got to enjoy after the shoot & they were scrumptious!

Laurel Designs provided us with the most beautiful stationery for the tables.  The blush pink stationery for the Beaulieu suite had touches of pearls & glitter and were the finishing touches to the tables.  We had beautiful table names, place cards & table plans for both banqueting suites.  For every wedding, the stationery made by Laurel Designs is bespokely created and unique to your wedding and is truly beautiful.

We also wanted to showcase what you can offer for the evening reception.  We had our DJ Pete from All Parties & Events who had his fabulous DJ set, lighting, light up Love letters & their fantastic photobooth in the Hamble Bar, but he also provided the twinkly backdrop, uplighting, spotlight & twinkly skirt for the cake table in the Beaulieu Room.  It’s the little touches like these that really are the cherry on the cake.

Viva Las Vegas provided our casino set up in the Avon room as part of the Beaulieu Suite for evening entertainment.  It was really fun learning how to play, how Isabelle interacted with the guests and is a fantastic way to keep your guests entertained and engaged!  It really adds so much fun to the evening reception and creates a fun environment for all involved.

The photoshoot went fabulously well and all the suppliers involved were absolute stars!  All suppliers who contributed to the shoot are trusted suppliers on our recommended list, who will not only offer you fantastic quality products, but truly outstanding customer service!  If you think our hotel is as beautiful as we do then email our dedicated Wedding Coordinator Kate on weddings@blh.co.uk to make an enquiry.

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