Recommendations2018-11-08T21:54:59+00:00

RECOMMENDATIONS

Working at a large number of weddings per year and lots of corporate events and private parties as well, you run into some really interesting supplier’s and colleagues. Here is a small selection split into categories.

Photographers
Videographers
Caricaturists
Music
Food & Drinks
Venues
Cake Suppliers
Other Suppliers
Stationers
Menswear

Photographers

Lee Hatherall – I work with Lee alot, he is a truly talented photographer and all around nice bloke. Check out his website for stunning images from some of the South West’s best wedding venues.
www.leehatherallphotography.com/

Big Eye Photography – Marcus is a top bloke and an awesome wedding photographer this equals incredible images. I have had the pleasure of working alongside him at a handful of weddings and his work always puts a smile on my face.
www.bigeyephotography.co.uk/

Colin Ross – I had the pleasure of working alongside Colin at the glorious Cripps Stone Barn near Cheltenham.  One of the nicest wedding professionals I have ever met and his work is just beautiful.
www.colinross.com

Marianne Taylor – As soon as I got handed her card I knew her work was going to be fabulous and my thoughts were confirmed when I visited her site. There’s a reason why the wedding industry awards voted her best national photographer 2012.
www.mariannetaylorphotography.co.uk

Ben Roberts – I met Ben early on in my career and he is hands down one of the nicest wedding professionals I have ever met. I know some couples find being in front of a camera slightly uneasy but I don’t think anyone can put you more at ease than this man. He also has a studio in Cheltenham perfect for shoots when the patter of little footsteps arrive.
www.bloomingphotography.co.uk

Albert Palmer – I performed at Alberts wedding and it was beautiful and I knew it would be. His reportage style lets the events unfold naturally and he just captures them every step of the way. Superb.
www.albertpalmerphotography.com

Cross-Jones Photography – Jonathan and Chantele are an amazing team from Wales who I had the pleasure of working with at Aldwick Court Farm earlier this year ( 2017 ), they captured some really lovely reaction shots that are dotted around my site.  Love their work.
www.crossjonesphotography.com

James Fear – James is such a down to earth person who is truly talented with a camera he describes his job in these words….’my job is to document what I see, beautifully…’  I booked him for my own wedding.
www.fearphotography.com

Christy Blanch – We recently worked together at a gorgeous wedding in Minchinhampton. Christy is a lovely person and as a photographer captures all the details both big and small of a wedding day. Check out her stunning website below.
www.christyblanch.com

Martin Dabek – Martin has a style which is fresh and vibrant. Looking over his photos you see how he captures peoples emotion through his lens. He is constantly evolving as a photographer seeking new techniques and technology.
www.martindabek.com

Eve Dunlop – I love Eve’s approach, her style, her presence and her work.  Check out the gallery page as a number of those images were captured by her.
www.evedunlopphotography.co.uk

Bullit Photography – Robin Bradshaw – I have had the pleasure of working with Robin at a number of weddings over the past few years.  I am always excited to see his work and it never disappoints.  Check out his site for more on his work.
www.bullitphotography.co.uk

Rob Tarren – I have worked with Rob at Kingscote Barn, Great tythe Barn and Ellenborough Park his photography is oustanding and he is lovely, no wonder he is so busy.  You can see alot of Rob’s images in my gallery page, he really knows how to capture the essence of what I do.
www.robtarren.co.uk

Paul Willetts – Paul and I must have worked together 10 times or more and all at the wonderful Curradine Barns.  I love working with Paul and guests love him too such a nice guy.  I highly recommend you check out his website.
www.pwilletts.com

Videographers

The Wedding Cut
Ben and his team will make you cry……in a good way. You will watch one of their videos and you will find yourself overcome with emotion because what they do is capture the essence of what makes weddings wonderful. I have no idea how they do it but look at their work and you will see what I mean.
www.theweddingcut.com

Mrs Mash Up
Stunning wedding films capturing all the wonderful moments you might miss on your wedding day.
www.mrsmashup.co.uk

White Villa Films

Sam and the team at White Villa are all highly knowledgeable and lovely people.  I have had the pleasure of working with them at Coombe lodge, Tortworth Court, Priston Mill and lots of other venues in the South West.
www.whitevillafilms.co.uk

Caricaturists

Chrissy Marshall – I first met Chrissy at The Cotswold Water park we were both entertaining the guests for BP’s christmas party. Since then we have worked numerous events together and he is always a pleasure to work with. He is great at his job and approaches guests with a relaxed but entertaining style.
www.sensiblepencil.com

Ian Lloyd – Parody Portraits – One of the best caricaturists working in the UK today. He has a wonderful style to his drawings and is an all round lovely bloke.
www.parodyportraits.com

Tony Marriott – Another fantastic Caricaturist who I met recently at a wedding fayre in Cheltenham. Tony has such a warm personality and produces fantastic work.
www.tonystoons.co.uk

Picasso Griffiths – Without doubt one of the funniest caricaturists I have had the pleasure of working with.
www.picassogriffiths.com

Music

Dysfunktional : party band are a great funky band based in Bristol. A collective of talented musicians in their own right but together they raise the bar.
www.dysfunktionalband.co.uk

The Brass Funkeys – Simply outstanding – Funky covers and new orleans jazz – So good I booked them for my own wedding.
www.brassfunkeys.com

Pat Macintyre
Amazing contemporary singer/guitarist, perfect for ceremony and drinks reception. Such a lovely guy too.
www.patmcintyre.co.uk

Matt Bee
Singer/guitarist perfect for your wedding – check out his Jukebox guitar option for added fun.
www.bristolweddingsinger.co.uk

The Revue
Increcible band that will rock your wedding or corporate event.
www.eightraymusic.com

Angharad James
Watching someone play the harp is mesmorising and Angharad is up there with the best. Beautiful music for your wedding.
www.angharadjamesharpist.com

Jemima Phillips
Kick ass harp tunes.
www.jemimaphillips.com

The Zuzu Men
Cool name, cool band, enough said.
www.thezuzumen.com

The Chip Shop Boys
Top of their game but book early because these boys are busy!
www.chipshopboys.com

Food & Drinks

Lick me I’m delicious
Liquid nitrogen ice cream – Eidble Mist – Chocolate Tap – Floss Whizzer – Logopop
Imagine having Willy Wonka at your event but not only that he has brought a load cool machines from the chocolate factory.
www.lickmeimdelicious.com

Pizza Monkey
The best Pizza in the world ever.
www.pizzamonkey.co.uk

All about the cocktail – I met Charles at Cannon Street Roof Gardens in London him and his team were mixing up fantastic cocktails for the guests whilst I entertained them. Honestly some of the best cocktails I have seen outside of brick and mortar bar. The bar tenders are stylish and charming and its a quality service.
www.AllAboutTheCocktail.com

Venues

Old Down Manor
Old Down Manor rests in an idyllic location with breathtaking panoramic views across the river Severn to the brooding Black Mountains beyond. Approached via a tree lined avenue the magnificent Victorian gothic Manor House sits amidst 60 acres of beautiful formal gardens, grazing land, and age old woodland
http://www.olddownestate.co.uk/weddings

Cripps Barn
Cripps is an isolated 18th-Century Cotswold stone barn set in lovely countryside near Bibury in the Coln Valley.Converted in 1990, one of the first party barns, Cripps is primarily a wedding venue, but is also used for company, drinks and birthday parties.
www.crippsbarnbibury.com

Cripps Stone Barn
Stone Barn is a lovely old Cotswold stone barn, magnificently-isolated in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside near Aldsworth.  Sister venue to Cripps Barn and I love working here…..
www.crippsstonebarn.com

Curradine Barns
Curradine Barns is an idyllic and romantic barn wedding venue in the picturesque village of Shrawley, Worcestershire. Surrounded by wonderful, undulating Worcestershire countryside and pretty gardens. I love performing at the Curradine and you’ll notice a number of my promotional videos were filmed there.
www.curradinebarns.co.uk

Kingscote Barn
Nestled among the Cotswold Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of Gloucestershire’s most exclusive venues. Specialising in weddings, celebrations and corporate events, The Kingscote Barn is the perfect place to share your wedding day or special occasion
www.kingscotebarn.co.uk

The Great Tythe Barn
In the heart of rural Gloucestershire lies the Great Tythe Barn. A truly quintessential English gem tucked away down a tree-lined driveway amidst 200 acres of privately owned land, making it a secluded and picturesque venue for all occasions.
www.gtb.co.uk

Priston Mill
Two Gorgeous venues near Bath and Bristol – The Tythe barn and the Watermill both boast stunning views and are surrounded by picturesque countryside.
www.pristonmill.co.uk

Coombe Lodge
Coombe Lodge is primarily booked as a wedding venue, with twelve elegant rooms available for exclusive overnight accommodation for the bridal party. In addition to civil ceremonies and wedding receptions Coombe Lodge has an outstanding reputation for organising parties and conferences.
www.coombelodge.co.uk

Orchardleigh House
Set in the stunning Orchardleigh Estate near Frome this is a truly elegant venue that has beautiful grounds, rooms for your guests, a Church on the estate, roaring fires all this and more. I love working here.
www.orchardleigh.net

Elmore Court
One word to describe Elmore – Unique. It is one of the only wedding venues I know of that has a perfect blend of old and new. So you have the main house which has that glorious mini Downton feel about it and then you have the Gillyflower a beautiful space for the evening reception that really is unlike anything you have ever seen. Check it out.
www.elmorecourt.com

Barnsley House
Contemporary and stylish but packed with character, the moment you step inside Barnsley House, you’ll feel at home.
www.barnsleyhouse.com

Matara Centre
Matara has a vibe about it, a vibe that you will love. Definitely one of kind, so beautiful and relaxing.
www.matara.co.uk

Bath Historic Venues
The Roman Baths, The Assembly Rooms, The Guidhall and Victoria Art Gallery. All nestled in the stunning city of Bath and each one stunning in its own right.
www.bathvenues.co.uk

Cowley Manor
An ecletic mix of styles that all seem to blend together to create perfection. Church on the grounds and stunning views throughout.
www.cowleymanor.com

Cake Suppliers

Contemporary Cake Designs
Xavier is a chef with fantastic experience and has worked in kitchens at The Ivy, Harrods and Maison Blanc. He knows what he’s talking about and once you see one of his cakes you will appreciate his years of experience.
www.contemporarycakedesigns.com/

Chocolate Delores
A chocolate specialist ( how is amazing is that ) absolutely stunning cakes that not only look amazing but taste incedible too.
www.chocolatedelorescakesbristol.co.uk

Bake my cake
Beautful cakes and a lovely cake maker – happy days !!
www.bakemycake.co

Curtis and Co Cakes
Jennie is an amazing cake maker and such a lovely person. Take a look at the Gallery page of her website to see some of her outstanding cake designs I think ‘The Eastington’ is my favourite. She recently won the Wedding Industry Awards best cake designer in the South West too!!
www.curtisandcocakes.co.uk//

The Vanilla Pod Bakery
Wow wow wow ( that’s a triple wow ) Pia and the Vanilla Pod team are absolute cake bosses.
www.vanillapodbakery.com

Other Suppliers

The Little Wedding Helper
If you want your wedding to look the best ti can be you hire Kirsten and her team.  I guess you would describe her as a wedding stylist but I can vouch for how amazing her work is and how it can completely transform your wedding venue.  Check out here website for more details.
www.littleweddinghelper.co.uk

The Wedding Secret
A fantastic online resource to help plan your wedding. Not only will you be able to source local suppliers close to your wedding venue but the site is also crammed full of inspiring wedding ideas, advice articles and photo galleries. It’s also 100% free to use !!!
www.theweddingsecret.co.uk

Stationers

Archibald Edwards – Creative Wedding Stationers
Suzie and Steve are amazing at what they do. Invites, table plans, place cards, menus, wedding post boxes and guest books they do it all at the highest quality.
www.archibald-edwards.co.uk/

Emerald Paper – Calligraphy and Stationary
Emma creates high quality and wonderfully creative Stationary for your wedding.  She offers bespoke work as well as a ‘off the peg’ range. Take a look at her work and you’ll see why I whole heartidly recommend her.
www.emeraldpaperdesign.com

Menswear

Moss Bros – Great store in Bath on Milsom Street with very well trained staff.
http://www.moss.co.uk/

Brown In Town – If you want an amazing suit for your wedding or any occasion for that matter.  Go and see David at Brown in Town a true British Gent in every sense of the word.
www.brownintown.co.uk