I’ve worked with some pretty awesome people and venues in and around Cambridgeshire and the rest of the country. I am a lucky man! So just adding a few here in a little nod to those people who work especially hard to make your big day go as smoothly as possible. Go check them out.
I am also very lucky to be on some venues trusted suppliers list and if you are still looking for a venue, I can highly recommend those lovely venues back. See below for which ones lists I am on, but they are all fab, I promise!
Tent hire specialists, based in East Anglia, who supply Tipi’s, Stretch Tent’s and Sailcloth Tent’s across the region for weddings, parties and events. Such a friendly bunch of people and if you’re looking for that something extra, something different and interesting for your wedding that is well away from the traditional, then these are your go-to guys! Awesome company that’s for sure and I am in their little black book of lovely suppliers too!
Anstey is a gorgeous mansion in the Trumpington area of Cambridge. Its slightly old world feel and a little bit ramshackle, but in all the best ways! I love shooting there. Atmosphere is always great due to its size and its got easy access from all directions, as well as on site stay if required by the couple. Never shot a bad wedding there. Always such good fun! And another lovely venue that has me on their list too, which is nice!
This is a gorgeous relatively new venue based in Hertfordshire, between Letchworth and Stevenage, with some 600 year old ruins in the grounds and a lovely bunch of people who run it too. No better testimonial is that the daughter of the family who own it and her partner had their own wedding reception there which gave them the idea to turn it into a wedding venue! And what a great idea! Yep, I am on their list of suppliers too and well worth a look.
Idyllic is what I would say. Country barn conversion with its own house, moat, on sire catering and really friendly staff. The images from there are invariably superb because there are so many places to shoot. My main home page image on this site was shot just there in fact.
A grand and classic venue with some utterly stunning grounds for photography and for the wedding itself. Not only do you get access to the large house for photography, but also the walled gardens when they are open in the day. If you like a more classical venue but with that little bit extra, Longstowe is well worth a look
Ahhh the Missing Sock! Small, very small indoors, but with loads of space outside for tents, tipis etc, or can have the wedding inside too. Its got a really awesome vibe! Themes, decor, feel from all over the world, but mainly South African in influence (due to the ownership), its such a quirky little place. I love it there. Kids playground, great facilities...if you want different, this is the place!
Less of a venue, more of an area! Its beautiful, but limited in bookings through the year. But do check....the maze and the back of the gardens are gorgeous. They give a more traditional feel but that's in no way a black mark. When the weather is good, the marquee is out, this is one gorgeous place that's just a little bit different to have a wedding
A little bit further out, its a small but beautifully restored and made place. Beams, open windows, large gazebo out in the gardens and backs onto a lock and canal that has some wonderful grounds around it. Cute and suits a smaller wedding
I love this place! Its like walking into a page of Alice in Wonderland! The inside of the main building is quite small, with low ceilings and close together tables, but it gives the place a real feeling of intimacy. But the cherry on the top is the large teepee, the open pit fire, and the Willow Tree itself outside. A combo of this, the farmland at the rear and the general feel of what they have done to it (Dali inspired melted clocks, large plastic cows, hay bails in the summer etc), its definitely a winner for that bit of a "different" wedding
There is a grand and traditional style about Bedford Lodge that really appeals. Clean of lines, not too imposing, high class and quality...you feel it when you get in there. The light in the rooms is superb, there is chance for people to relax and the grounds nice and open.
Another limited booking venue, but if you want an intimate wedding with simplicity and style, this is a great little place. Just outside of Cambridge, it easy to miss unless you know its there. Another large family home but with a gorgeous garden and marquee with grounds to roam about on, its a nicely located and lovely little place
MAKE UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS
Kerry Curl - Cambridge Makeup Artist
Kerry is the go-to wedding make up artist. There are many great ones out there, I have worked with a few, some here to mention. But if you search for a make up artist in the Cambridge area, shes the one. Multi award winning, outgoing, fun, really easy to get on with, personable, cheerful, but very proud of what she does, she never misses a beat. Always booked up and for good reason, I cannot recommend Kerry highly enough so get her quick!
Beautiful work from Ali, classical and modern in look, if you're looking for a reliable and very friendly person to make you look your best, she's definitely worth a shout!
Kate is another award winning hair stylist who goes the extra mile. Smiling, funny, studious and a master of what she does, she really is one of the very best in the business and can’t recommend her enough. She’s another one who books up quick and is always busy, rightly so. Call her quick!
These award winning menswear outfitters that cover hiring, buying and styling for all things, formal, from a day at the races to the most chic of weddings. I can’t recommend these guys enough, such a fab outlet with Graham, their own pretty awesome in house stylist and Sharon the owner who couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. If you’re looking to stand out at your wedding with that special look, then these guys, based in Bassingbourn, Cambs, they are really the go-to people.
Huge range of dresses from loads of designers, a range of prices and set right in the centre of Cambridge, well established and lovely people.
These guys know their stuff and work hard! Again, great range of some of the most beautiful bridal ranges in the world. Huge selection and superb customer service. Really lovely people too. Jo is really lovely and the staff are friendly and fun. Go speak to the self proclaimed “Shady Ladies”!
BESPOKE BRIDAL WEAR AND WEDDING DRESS MAKING
Have known Jitka for years now and she knows her stuff. Anything from small and bespoke trim for wedding parties right the way up to 100% bespoke, fully tailored to suit dresses of all styles, she has her own on site workshop and fitting rooms and the quality of her work is second to none. A lovely lady to boot, if you're looking for that little bit of unique, then shes the one!
Suzanne Randell - Flowers By Suzanne
Not a lot can be said about Suzanne, other than shes done it all and is one of the very best. Award winning and travels the extra mile, her displays are works of art. She is well worth speaking to.
Becky Frost - Feather and Ferns
Becky is one of the bubbliest and most fun people you will meet! She will have loads of creative ideas for your off beat weddings and I have seen her work first hand quite a few times and it is always a delight and surprise. Another that is well worth a chat to.
Vanessa Harness - Rocks and Frocks
Vanessa and Dom are the best in town, no question. If you have no time, if you're busy, if you are worried things will go wrong.....these guys have the lot in hand. No stone is left unturned, every facet of your wedding, if you wish, can be looked after by these guys. They even have their own sideline in large illuminated letters at The Letter Hire People. They have everything covered. They usually work with people who have a higher budget, have less time and a lifestyle that allows them the luxury, but they are open to work of all levels. And the best part? You couldn't meet two nicer people. Fun, friendly, accommodating, I cannot recommend these guys highly enough