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How is Being a Bridesmaid is a Full Time Job?

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Wedding Focus | How is Being a Bridesmaid is a Full Time Job? | Andover & VillagesBEING a bridesmaid equates to a full-time job, based on the number of hours that are required to fulfil 21st century bridesmaid duties, according to new research.

A survey of 1,087 UK women who have been bridesmaids by fashion retailer Simply Be, revealed that the average bridesmaid now spends 43 hours on wedding duties, which is more than a full-time working week.

If this was an official job, dedicated bridesmaids could earn up to £326.90 a week based on the national average earnings of a wedding planner.

Attending wedding fairs is the most time-consuming task, taking an average of 13 hours (including travel); followed by organising the hen party, which takes 11 hours on average.

Accompanying the bride in the search for their perfect wedding dress was the task that bridesmaids spend the third most amount of time on, spending 8 hours on average, followed by dress fittings which takes an average of 6 hours. In fifth place was attending hair and make-up trials, which bridesmaids spend 5 hours on.

However, the duties don’t just stop there, an attentive bridesmaid will continue ‘working’ throughout the wedding day itself, carrying out tasks such as organising photographs, dressing the venue, seating guests at their table and preparing the honeymoon suite for the happy couple. Despite this, 74% said they enjoyed the process.

The survey was released as Simply Be launches its new bridal range, with bride and bridesmaid dresses available in sizes 10-32. Prices start from £59 for a sequin detail bridesmaid dress.

Joey Hughes, E-commerce Manager at Simply Be said: “Evidently, being a bridesmaid is a big responsibility and requires a lot more time and effort than many probably anticipate. However, these duties are all part of the honour and fun of being a bridesmaid and most revel in the responsibility. Whilst some of the tasks like organising the hen party can be stressful, this tradition is here to stay and will no doubt become even more demanding as many brides now opt for hen parties abroad, multiple dresses and outfit changes and additional engagement parties.

“Thankfully, most of us are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure our friends and loved ones have the perfect wedding day.”

The Tasks Bridesmaids Carry Out in Preparation for a Wedding:

Attending wedding fairs: 13 hours

Planning and booking the hen party: 10 hours

Wedding dress shopping: 8 hours

Bridesmaid dress fittings: 7 hours

Attending hair and make-up trials: 5 hours

 

Bridal Fair at The White Hart Hotel in Andover

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Local Bridal News | Bridal Fair at The White Hart Hotel in Andover | Andover & VillagesAndover Women in Business (AWIB) have teamed up with The White Hart Hotel, Andover to bring a unique wedding fair for local bridal couples. Including a variety of quality products and services from local business men and women, this fair give couples the unusual opportunity to watch local musicians perform as well as chat to them about their requirements.

Wedding gowns, men’s suits, beautiful cakes and buffets, flowers, photography and beauty are just some of the products and services on show. There is also a prize draw for one lucky bride. The White Hart is located in the centre of Andover, with plenty of parking available on and around the hotel. Entry is free and there will be a host of friendly people you can talk to about your special day.

We can now bring you the list of performers at the wedding fayre: John Springett

Bryn Thomas

Marie Ponting

Stewart Saunders

Alex Krupa

Chris Berntsen

You don’t have to be planning a wedding or special event – if you want to support great home grown talent join us in the bar for some Sunday sessions. Performances are from 11AM to 4pm.

For further information please email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Penton Park Wedding Fayre

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Penton Park Wedding FayreJanuary 17th 11am - 2pm

The first 50 visitors will receive a complementary glass of bubbly and canapés will be provided by the wonderful A Smallpiece of Cake / Smallpiece Catering Gemma and Ann from Smallpiece Catering will also be showcasing themed dining tables in the Ballroom to inspire you with ideas for your very own big day.

Further exhibitors will be announced very soon on www.facebook.com/pentonpark – please do spread the word and come by to see our fabulous home in full wedding set up, with some of the best suppliers in our county on show.

Personalised Wedding Stationary From MBE

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Conveniently located by George Yard Car Park, Mail Box etc. (MBE) in Andover offers a fantastic design and consultancy service that can assist couples in planning the whole of their wedding stationary. MBE feel that the most unique side of the service is that customers can have as little or as much input to the stationary as they like. The service is completely bespoke and can be tailored exactly to each customers needs.

MBE advise that it is useful if couples have a consistent theme in their wedding stationary to complement their dresses, flowers and the rest of the day. Clients can choose the style, font and card with regards to colours and quality of the stationary choices. The choice is endless with regards to options of design. Customer can enjoy their own templates and designs so they have the exact images they require. Or, the MBE team can assist fully or in part with design packages.

Stationary can consist of….

• Save The Date Cards

• Invitations

• Evening Invitations

• RSVP Cards

• Guest Information Cards

• Order of Service

• Table Seating Plans

• Table Place Names/Numbers

• Menus

• Wedding Signs & Banners

• Favour Box Tags

The friendly team at MBE provide a consultation service for the happy couple to discuss their requirements and have a portfolio of samples to give the couples an idea of what can be achieved. Couples will also be provided with a free wedding organiser that assists with planning the whole of the event.

Please feel free to pop in or call to discuss on 01264 360333. Or visit their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/mbeandover/

Handy Hints and Tips at The Lights Wedding Fayre

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Handy Hints and Tips at The Lights Wedding FayreA Wise woman once said “Falling in love was the easy part; planning a wedding - YIKES!”

The Andover Wedding Fayre on Sunday provided the perfect opportunity for the bamboozled bride, flustered fiancé or confused couple to pick up some handy hints from the experts.

More than 80 couples visited The Lights in search of inspiration for their big day. A fashion show with 10 different wedding dresses was a much needed source of solutions for brides yet to find ‘the’ dress.

The Lights Operations Manager Rob Sewell said: “The Wedding Fayre was well attended and a really nice Sunday activity at the Lights.”

There were plenty of professionals on hand to offer advice manning over 20 stalls; every wedding detail was catered for including a horse drawn carriage parked up outside the venue! Tip Top Balloons, The Weyhill Fayre and Gallaghers Florist were the main sponsors of the charity event; nominated charity The Dogs Trust will benefit from donations.

Do not panic if you missed out this Sunday. The tenth annual Wedding Fayre will take place at The Lights on 24th January 2016.

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Bridal Hair a Breeze at Just Teasin

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Bridal Hair a Breeze at Just TeasinThe team at Just Teasin on Bridge Street Andover are perfect when looking for hair styles for weddings, proms and special occasions. They often go on training courses too to keep up with current trends. Their next one is in September.

From Platting to hair up, to simple and beautiful curls Just Teasin can help with creating the perfect style for you. Adding hair extensions and hair pieces is really popular this year too. The team at Just Teasin will take time during a consultation to discuss your needs before booking you in on the day of your occasion.

For some ideas , great advice and to book. Call Jayne and the team on 01264 353506. Or visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Just-Teasin- Hair-Design- 1431152913815418/?fref=ts

The Salon at Eye for Beauty

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Just tucked off the Weyhill Road in Kenyons Yard is an amazing One stop beauty Salon.

Sarah Parker owner has worked at The Salon for the last 3 years and took over the business in June 2015. Sarah just gushes with pride when talking about the staff that work with her in the Salon. She told us ‘. I can’t say I have ever worked anywhere which is so friendly and relaxed’

The Salon offers a variety of services, with a close team of 7 hairdressers and 2 beauty therapists you can visit and be pampered from head to toe.

There are relaxing beauty rooms upstairs where you can enjoy a massage, facial or have just your nails polished . Downstairs is the busy friendly hairdressing salon which is constantly buzzing. Beauty and pamper packages can be offered for Brides and Grooms to be, or clients can just treat yourself for a morning or the whole day should you wish.

Parking is free and the staff are described as a welcoming little family. Clients old and new are always welcome to pop in for advice or a chat. There is always something new happening.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact them on 355355 or visit their facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/thesalonateye4beauty?fref=ts

Andover's Favourite Wedding DJ

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You wouldn't choose your caterer or photographer without meeting them first so why not meet your wedding DJ!

Chris Burford professional wedding DJ encourages meeting Couples at their home, or their venue choice to discuss their music plans for their special day.

Chris has always had a passion for music that passion had driven him forward to create some memorable moments on many peoples wedding day, not only as their DJ but also their wedding host.

Chris provides a client consultation services which can cater for the whole of the special day. Chris always finds that a wedding has beginning, middle and an End, the beginning is your First dance, the middle is after the buffet and the End.

which includes…

• Planning

• Production of Ceremony Music

• Master of Ceremonies

• Evening Entertainment.

Chris boasts many gleaming thank you’s on his website.

"Chris was absolutely spectacular on our wedding day. It was such a weight off our minds knowing he was there. To call Chris a DJ does not do him justice, he essentially ran our day! From the ceremony music which was perfectly timed to the music he had during canapés and dinner, which was lots of country music. I know it's not to everyone's taste on the dance floor so thank you for getting that in there for me Chris!

He hosted the wedding breakfast, introducing us, the speeches and engaging the guests all the way through. He really did take a massive weight off our mind.

I think for us, what set him apart, aside from his amazing performance on the day, was the enthusiasm. Chris really cares, he really wants to go above and beyond to make your day special for you. There are so many little touches he offers, like quizzes and inflatables (most of which grew legs at our wedding, so thank you for those Chris) that he goes way beyond your average DJ.

Basically, don't hesitate, if he is available for your day, book him! You won't regret it and he'll think of things that you'd never think of, he did for us. His experience is invaluable and like I said, he genuinely wants to do all he can to make your day work.

I would also like to note that just before our wedding he went through a personal bereavement and we had no idea of anything until Facebook after the day. That's how professional he is and also how much he cares about what he does.

We could not say a thank you big enough Chris!!!

All our love

Mr and Mrs Mc

To have a relaxed informal chat with regards to your wedding plans please contact Chris on 07956 361149 or visit his website for more details http://www.djchrisburford.co.uk/. "

Specialised Wedding Cakes From Creative Cakes

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Specialised Wedding Cakes From Creative Cakes

Next to the dress, the Wedding cake is probably the single most personal part of a bride's day. Getting the cake right is a big responsibility. Sarah Dunlop from Specialised Celebration cakes has been professionally creating beautiful cakes for over 11 years. She prides herself on crafting a personal statement that forms the centre piece of the perfect day.

From taste to design, Sarah makes a cake personal to your specifications providing a cake to satisfy, not just the happy couple, but also their full Wedding party. So much time, talent and hard work goes into each and every cake at Specialised Celebration Cakes, especially the bespoke Wedding cakes and cakes with intricate designs. Quality is key to Sarah’s success and this can be seen not only in the commitment to the Wedding cakes, but also in the celebration cakes she has to view on her website.

Sarah is so passionate about creating the ‘perfect’ cake for each client from taste to design. The Wedding cakes can take up to 2 weeks to create.

Clients can choose from an array of different styles and fillings. For novelty cakes Sarah says that Coffee cups that are very much on trend at the moment.

For a browse at the amazing talent of Sarah, please have a look at her web site http://www.thecelebrationcake.co.uk/index.htm

Or contact her on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

David Mellor's Bespoke Design Service

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David Mellor's Bespoke Design ServiceDavid Mellor Jewellers are an independent family jewellers with three busy stores in Hampshire.

The team specialise in new and pre-loved jewellery & watches and offer a highly-skilled jewellery repair and bespoke design service. From restoring an antique ring to a simple chain repair; they can cater for all your jewellery needs.

Bespoke Design Service

“I can’t find a wedding band to sit nicely with my engagement ring”

Jewellers are often plagued by this statement, either at the exciting time of choosing the engagement ring or when deciding on a wedding band. The engagement ring may be set on a twist, or could even have a protruding setting which leaves a plain, flat wedding band unable to sit flush to the shank of the engagement ring…’gappy’ is a term we’ve heard used before.

You needn’t worry! Just like a tailor-made suit, David Mellor Jewellers are able to contour your wedding band to fit perfectly with your engagement ring, regardless of the shape or size.

From initial consultation to the finished product, they will help you through the process and ensure you are completely happy with the design by providing sketches and/or Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) images and even a wax model of how your ring will look if you wish.

Precious, sentimental gold can also be melted and re-modelled into a new wedding ring from just £120.00. All work is carried out within their own workshop by skilled and experienced craftsmen. An excellent and affordable way to have a piece of jewellery handmade to your design. Visit their sales team at your nearest branch for more information on creating your perfect wedding ring!

They don’t just stop at wedding bands – they have a vast portfolio of commissions featuring pendants, bangles, earrings, rings, brooches and many more.

Take a look at their Facebook page for some of their recent work.

https://www.facebook.com/DavidMellorJewellers/?fref=ts

Test Valley Golf Club October Wedding Fayre

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Wedding Focus | Test Valley Golf Wedding FayreTest Valley Golf Club are excited to invite all prospective couples to join them for their fabulous Wedding Fayre.

The Wedding Fayre is to be held on Sunday 11th of October between 12pm and 4pm at the beautiful setting at Test Valley Golf Club, Micheldever Road, Overton, RG25 3DS.

There will be an array of specially selected local exhibitors who will be on hand to help plan every detail of the happy couple to be’s magical day. From photographers to wedding make overs, to cakes, to cars, to music to flower’s. The Test Valley Golf Club are confident there will be a wealth of ideas to help the happy couple to be’s important decision making.

The event is totally free to attend. There will be a fantastic Cat Walk show organised by Fantasia Bridal shop with complimentary refreshments for visitors as well as a goodie bag for the bride or groom.

So if you are looking for a unique venue with numerous added extras please do not hesitate to visit this beautiful venue for an afternoon of Bridal entertainment. For further information please call Maria on 01256 772852 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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David Mellor Shape To Fit

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David Mellor Shape To Fit

“I can’t find a wedding band to sit nicely with my engagement ring”

David Mellor Jewellers tell Andover and Villages, "As jewellers, we are often plagued by this statement, either at the exciting time of choosing the engagement ring or when deciding on a wedding ring.

"The engagement ring may be set on a twist, or could even have a protruding setting which leaves a plain, flat wedding band unable to sit flush to the shank of the engagement ring…’gappy’ is a term we often hear used."

You needn’t worry!

Just like a tailor-made suit, David Mellor Jewellers are able to contour your wedding band to fit perfectly with your engagement ring, regardless of the shape.

Precious, sentimental gold can also be melted and re-modelled into a new wedding ring. All work carried out within their own workshop by skilled and experienced craftsmen.

Visit the David Mellor sales team at your nearest branch for more information on creating your perfect wedding ring!

http://www.davidmellorjewellers.co.uk/

No Days In Lieu for the Big ‘I Do’

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No Days In Lieu for the Big ‘I Do’• 78% of people have used up to five days of annual leave in the past 12 months for weddings, hen and stag parties

• 33% have had to decline invitations due to lack of available holiday time

• 60% have spent up to £750 to attend weddings, hen and stag parties, with a further 39% spending beyond this amount

• 46% have planned their annual leave around special occasions abroad and 27% tagged on their own vacation to these celebrations to maximise on the time and expense incurred to make the trip

The UK’s wedding industry is booming, as is the nation’s social calendar and those all-important holiday days are in high demand. With the growing trend for long weekend wedding celebrations plus the obligatory hen/stag do, just how many precious days of annual leave are dedicated to the cause? The UK’s largest wedding show, The National Wedding Show, ran a poll to determine the facts.

The average statutory leave per annum for British workers is 28 days* and those vital holiday days can be eaten into rapidly with weddings that are not so close to home. Our poll concludes that 78% have used up to 5 days of annual leave in the past 12 months for weddings, hen and stag parties alone. That is the equivalent of a full working week dedicated to watching their nearest and dearest tie the knot. A further 33% have actually had to decline invitations due to lack of available holiday time.

Celebrations are increasingly taking place abroad, both for the big day itself and for the precursory hen/stag do, and this doesn’t come in cheap for guests; 60% disclose that they have spent up to £750 to attend, with a further 39% spending beyond this amount. Burgeoning costs aside, the majority of people have a limited number of holiday days to take from work and weddings and hen/stags often force their hand as to when and indeed where they take this.

Our poll reveals that 46% have found themselves in just this situation when attending special occasions abroad and 27% decided to tag on their own personal vacation to these celebrations to maximise on the time and expense incurred to make the trip. This in turn means the destination for their own getaway is pre-chosen but perhaps this is not such a bad thing as our poll entrants reveal the fabulous jet-set destinations these far flung nuptials have taken them, including Europe, South Africa, LA and even as far as Jamaica.

*statistic given by gov.uk

The National Wedding Show takes place on 25 - 27 September at London Olympia, 2 - 4 October at Birmingham NEC and 24 - 25 October at Manchester Central.

For more information visit The National Wedding Show website www.nationalweddingshow.co.uk Facebook – www.facebook.com/nationalweddingshow Twitter - @nationalwedding / #TNWS | Instagram – thenationalweddingshow

Contact Katie at Good Results PR for further information and to register to attend the show: E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | T: 020 3397 5180

The Seven “I Do’s” for A Wedding Day Smile

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The Seven “I Do’s” for A Wedding Day Smile1.How Do I get whiter teeth?

For professional whitening, trays are made by your Dentist, the trays are loaded with the whitening gel and worn overnight or at a time that is convenient until the desired colour is achieved. You can have whitening topped up as and when you feel necessary. When: Teeth whitening can be performed anything up to 6 weeks before the big day.

2. How Do I stop my dentures from falling down?

Nobody wants to make a speech or eat at a function when they have the worry of their dentures being loose or falling down. When: New dentures can take between 1 and 4 weeks to be made, depending on the number of teeth needing to be replaced. If you are considering this, it is worth allowing extra weeks before the big day to be sure they are absolutely comfortable.

3. How Do I replace missing teeth?

There are a number of solutions to fill in the gaps from missing teeth. Most of these options will need some planning ahead and are not suitable as a quick fix.

A fixed dental bridge is placed in order to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is non-removable once it’s fitted. In order to replace a missing tooth with a fixed dental bridge your Dentist would need to file down the adjacent teeth to create room for the actual fixed porcelain bridge. The procedure is extremely successful, looks aesthetically natural, and is very affordable. The drawback, is that the remaining natural teeth that are neighbouring either side of the bridge have to be filed in order for the bridge to properly seated. When: This will take 2 visits and can be completed in 2 weeks. Have this done about 4 weeks before the big day.

Implants: A dental implant is a small titanium screw that integrates perfectly into your jaw, just where the root of your tooth would sit. Here's how it works:

The screw will be surgically placed directly into your jaw by your Dentist

• Depending on the condition of your mouth and jawbone, the implant 'abutment' (the crown that fits onto the screw) may be added immediately after the screw is inserted, or it may be added at a later date. It will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth in colour and shape. When: There will be some healing time, ideally you will need to allow between 6 months to a year for implant treatment to be completed.

4. How Do I avoid bad breath?

The last surprise you want to give your wedding guests is a whiff of bad breath. Treatment for bad breath (halitosis) will depend on its cause. The most effective treatment is improving your dental hygiene.

Here are some tips on how to improve your oral hygiene: 

• Choose a small or medium-sized toothbrush with soft, multi-tufted synthetic bristles. Use fluoride toothpaste.

• Replace your toothbrush every three months.

• Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, paying particular attention to where your teeth and gums meet.

• Use a separate toothbrush or a tongue scraper to lightly brush your tongue.

• Use dental floss to clean between your teeth and remove trapped food that could cause tooth decay. • Your Dentist may recommend that you rinse your mouth daily using an anti-bacterial mouthwash.

5. How Do I get straighter teeth?

If your teeth are crocked or crowded you can now get a variety of orthodontic procedures to suit your needs, from clear removable braces to fixed braces with tooth coloured brackets. Orthodontics treatments include:

• Closing wide gaps between the teeth

• Straightening crooked teeth

• To improve speech or eating

• To improve the long-term health of gums and teeth

• Treating an improper bite

When: If you are considering Orthodontic treatment you will need to allow up to 18 months before the big day.

6. How Do I get the perfect smile?

Porcelain veneers are hand crafted, wafer thin and cover the front surface of the tooth. They are used to rectify many defects and irregularities. The veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length. This process can take up to 3 visits, one to plan the treatment, one to prepare the teeth the other to bond the veneers to the tooth. When: Veneers can be completed in anything from 2 weeks to 3 months.

7. How Do I get rid of those aging lines?

Botox

Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.

What does it involve?

The botox is injected into the skin around the area that you would like to reduce the lines. You may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the needle. There are no long-term side effects, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away.

This treatment can be used on a wide range of patients and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows for a short period of time. It can also be used in the area around the side of the eyes to improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines. When: For best results, you should consider doing this 1 week before the big day.

Fillers

As we age, the collagen and elastin in the skin lessens. The skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to fix itself. When we are born, we have plentiful amounts of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), but as we get older HA diminishes so lines and wrinkles develop. Lifting and smoothing folds and wrinkles by adding subtle volume, dermal fillers can make a difference to a person's appearance instantly. What does it involve?

The procedure takes 30-45 minutes; patients can expect to notice the effects for up to 18 months. Treatment is completely reversible. There can be some slight bruising or swelling after. The discomfort is minimal as the treatment does not take long. Treating wrinkles with dermal filler is fast, leaving no scars.

When: This should last no longer than a day, so give it 2 weeks before the big day.

When planning for your wedding day remember “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” For more information about anything mentioned (or not mentioned) here please do not hesitate to contact us.

At New Street Dental Care, Dentist Julian Chen spends time with you checking for disease and can take digital x-rays to look at bone levels. He can also take photographs of your teeth so you can actually see what he is taking about! His daughter Chloe Chen is the hygienist who can help you to improve the health of your gums as well as cleaning your teeth professionally.

Give us a call on 01264 301301 and our friendly reception staff will answer any questions you have or book an appointment for you.

Penton Park Opens Doors for Marriage Ceremonies

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Penton Park Opens Doors for Marriage CeremoniesFor the first time in its history Penton Park in North West Hampshire is officially open for Wedding Ceremonies.

A stunning, south facing, Grade II listed house which was fully restored in 2010, Penton Park provides a beautiful and inspiring setting for marriage ceremonies, and wedding receptions.

Penton Park is licensed for just 20 Saturdays in a calendar year, which means all couples choosing this wonderful venue will be guaranteed total exclusivity. Modern day accessibility merges with sublime rolling Hampshire countryside at this beautiful home, which is just moments from the A303 and mainline rail station, providing direct links to London Waterloo.

Penton Park prides itself on providing an exceptional service to each and every one of their couples. Boasting an event management team with over 10 years’ experience in a high profile Knightsbridge venue this experience and attention to detail is clearly evidenced from their testimonials.

“From the time we sat down with you at our very first meeting we knew we wanted to get married at your venue, you made us feel special like no other venue had made us feel and on the day you looked after everyone so well” “your house is a very special place to get married.”

Working extensively with local suppliers Penton Park is committed to supporting local businesses, however all suppliers are hand-picked to ensure only the best recommendations for our couples. There is a real buzz in the air about this beautiful home opening its doors, and to celebrate they will be holding a Wedding Showcase on the 19th July from 11am-3pm.

Please do pop along to see all that Penton Park has to offer, and meet the team in person.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DANIELLE ROLFE ON This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01264 773 845 or 07968143232

Another Selection for DJ Chris Burford!

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Another Selection for DJ Chris Burford!

Local DJ Chris Burford has been nominated as a Wedding Industry Award Regional Finalist for the second year running!

Chris is well renowned for his fantastic tailored service and has been voted one of the top 15 wedding DJs in the region again, having always had a passion for music that has driven him forward to create some memorable moments on many couple's wedding days, not only as their DJ but also their wedding host.

Chris provides a client consultation services which can cater for the whole of the special day which includes:

• Planning

• Production of Ceremony Music

• Master of Ceremonies

• Evening Entertainment

Each aspect of the day has its own separate importance. Chris recognises that not only the Ceremony but integral parts of the day including the drinks reception, the wedding breakfast and cutting of the wedding cake all need that special something which includes music.

Below you can read some feedback from his very happy couples!

Mrs Melanie Snow said, “Chris has a professional enthusiastic and friendly approach. He got to know us and helped us plan our day, he was full of ideas and suggestions and seemed just as excited as we were.

"He ensured our day ran smoothly and it was fantastic. He surpassed himself with the brilliant introduction he'd written which our guests are still talking about. He did so much more than just a DJ, delivering a personal approach making our day so special and memorable.”

Mrs Lisa-Marie Morphett said, “Chris was absolutely wonderful. He made sure everything was perfect and I was so relaxed in knowing he was there to see our day through. He is such a dedicated and tremendous person, his love for what he does shines through. We could not fault him, and thinking back could not even imagine not having him there. Chris deserves this award, and we can't wait to have him at our future parties!”

To have a relaxed informal chat with regards to your wedding plans please contact Chris on 07956 361149 or visit his website for more details www.djchrisburford.co.uk. He is always happy to help!

Tip Top for Your Wedding Celebrations

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Tip Top for Your Wedding CelebrationsTip Top Balloons is a one stop shop that offers so many wonderful balloons, function décor, banners and cards that help people to create the right mood for any celebration. Tip Tops fully qualified staff offer a wealth of experience when it comes to weddings. Their fully trained and certified staff, paired with the very best materials in the business, ensure customers are assured of the greatest impact for any event or function, however large or small.

Dave, Chrissie and the rest of the Tip Top team are always so friendly, helpful and willing to go that extra mile to ensure customers receive the best quality service. They are pretty much a one stop shop when it comes to your Wedding experience too. Tip Top can provide great advice when it comes to colours, styles and matching balloons, chair covers. They also have amazing starlight backdrops ,wall drapes, ceiling drapes, and mood lighting to create that extra sparkle and stylish ambience to the day.

Tip Top often caters for:

  • Corporate events and promotions
  • Parties
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversary
  • Christmas and New Year and many more

As of 2015 they have welcomed the Thornton’s franchise into their shop, which is also run by their excellent team. From personalised wedding favours, to gifts, or even just a little treat for yourself... it is all available from the store!

If you have a vision, Tip Top will help make it a reality for you, feel free to give them a call or visit them in Union Street in Andover, Hampshire.

Andover Bridal Fayre at The Lights

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Andover's premier wedding event organisers return for their 10th fayre on 24th January 2015 at The Lights, West Street, Andover, Hampshire next to the College and a stones throw from the town centre, with ample FREE parking.

The Andover Wedding Fayre is the area's premier exhibition where brides and grooms to be, can come and visit in a truly relaxed friendly atmosphere and chat to the many exhibitors displaying everything required to make their special day that much more special. Entry is FREE and the fayre will be open from 11am to 3pm

Drawing on the experience of attending many wedding fayres over the years, it was decided to take the best bits of each wedding fayre and combine these into one superb wedding fayre. Previous fayres have been well attended by brides and exhibitors alike! They were all very well organised, welcoming and offer a great atmosphere throughout the day. The Fayre hosts an excellent Fashion bridal show in the Auditorium during the day. Onsite refreshments are available for visitors and exhibitors, with free goodie bags for brides.

The fayre offers a "One stop shop" for brides, to enable them to see and book everything they need for their special day! For example venues, venues decor, entertainment, transport, photography and flowers.

All donations collected on the day will go to the The Countess of Brecknock Hospice Main sponsors for the event are Tip Top Balloons Ltd.

If there is one wedding fayre not to miss it's The Andover Wedding Fayre at The Lights this January

Chris Burford – Bridal Music

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You wouldn't choose your caterer or photographer without meeting them first so why not meet your wedding DJ! Chris Burford professional wedding DJ is more than happy to meet with Couples at their home, or the venue to discuss their music plans for their special day.

Chris has always had a passion for music, and that passion had driven him forward to create some memorable moments on many people's wedding day, not only as their DJ but also their wedding host.

Chris provides a client consultation services which can cater for the whole of the special day which includes:

  • Planning
  • Production of Ceremony Music
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Evening Entertainment

Each aspect of the day has its own separate importance. Chris recognises that not only the Ceremony but integral parts of the day including, the drinks reception, the wedding breakfast and cutting of the wedding cake all need that special something which includes music. The Happy Couples First Dance is the most important track of the night. Chris helps couples to consider how they want to feel when this happens, whether couples are planning on something special to WOW guests or maybe just something simple and invite guests onto the floor to join them.

Chris always finds that a wedding has beginning, middle and an End, the beginning is your First dance, the middle is after the buffet and the End, and well we all know what happens then … or do we!

Chris boasts many gleaming thank you’s on his website. He has a fantastic offer of free up lighting for all full day bookings for a limited period.

If you have any questions with regards to wedding music, please do not hesitate to contact Chris or visit his web site http://www.djchrisburford.co.uk/index.html

Wedding Showcase at the Hawk Conservancy

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Saturday 13th March 2016

Are you lucky enough to be planning a wedding?

Consider attending the Wedding Showcase at the Hawk Conservancy Trust to see how their venue is perfect for you and your guests. You could arrange your entire wedding on the day allowing you to remain stress-free and enjoy the run-up to your big day.

A wedding at the Hawk Conservancy Trust is like no other. Sitting within 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there is a beautiful backdrop for photographs. You can wow your wedding party and guests with world-class flying demonstrations and the 150 birds of prey on view. You can also arrange for some very spectacular guests – the Trust’s magnificent birds – to join your wedding celebrations! There are a variety of catering choices, a full range of alcoholic and soft drink options, as well as ample FREE parking. From the moment that you place your booking, they will give you all the help and advice that you need to enjoy your special day.

On the day

• Get an early start on the weekend with a glass of bubbly on arrival

• See a live demonstration of an owl ring delivery

• View our licensed wedding rooms dressed wonderfully for the showcase

• Meet with local suppliers

• Take part in a Harris’s Hawk flying session

• Raffle – win prizes donated by local wedding and event related suppliers

• Take advantage of special offers from local suppliers by booking on the day

• FREE admission ticket to visit the Hawk Conservancy Trust for another day

*If you would like to come to the Wedding Showcase please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hawk Conservancy Trust, Visitor Centre, Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY

T: 01264 773 850

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www.hawkconservancy.org

Gallaghers Florist for Wedding Flowers

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Gallaghers Florist for Wedding FlowersChoosing flowers for your wedding can be a really difficult and lengthy task. Couples need not only think about bouquets, but button holes and table flowers need to be colour coordinated too. Gallaghers Florist just off the Andover’s high street in Union Street, is a well-established local florist founded over 50 years ago. Through this time they have continued to maintain the good name for quality and freshness.

When it comes to organising your Wedding flowers Gallaghers Florist understand the importance of Couples taking their time when making choices. As professionals, they offer a free consultation where customers can discuss colours, types of flowers required in bouquets and button holes and any other requirements they may have like table decorations and pedestal arrangements. The florists are always at hand to give valuable advice on what type of flower might be suitable for any particular occasion or whether a particular flower is out of season. When there are questions regarding seasonal availability Gallaghers Florist will be able to advise on substitutions in a similar style, quality and value.

Gallaghers Florist have excellent florists at hand to execute all orders however large or small. They are suitably located in Andover town Centre for deliveries in Andover and outlying villages. They pride themselves in working closely with venues to ensure the most beautiful flowers delivered to the venue. All their work is guaranteed.

Gallaghers Florist also cater for births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, bereavements and sympathy flowers.

To order or arrange a Bridal consultation customers can telephone Andover (01264) 352164 for personal help and advice or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .