We posted about some of our favourite Essex venues recently and it got us thinking - we have worked with some seriously awesome wedding suppliers in our time. From stationers to makeup artists, we know who's who in Essex - and we certainly know how to avoid leopard print and crystal tiaras (no offence to those who enjoy leopard print - me being one, but ya know, there's a time and a place).
What we're saying is, there are some seriously amazing alternative wedding suppliers in Essex, who are creating and providing beautiful, unusual pieces right now - pieces that could be at your wedding!
So, we've decided to give you our guide to Essex wedding suppliers - by no means are these the only great wedding creatives out there, they are just a selection of those we know, love and have worked with...
Bridal boutique: Rock the Frock
I know, I know, of course we're going to mention our sister company. But seriously, these dresses are EPIC.
Not only do RTF take the time to find designers who make boho dreams come true, they also have seriously modern styles and elegant classics, too.
Bridal designer: Lucy Can't Dance
We've had the pleasure of styling a few of Lucy's shoots & events and they are always so fun, so colourful and so Lucy!
We can safely say that Lucy Can't Dance dresses are like no other dresses out there - each one hand made by Lucy in her Essex studio.
Jenna specialises in the design and creation of beautifully bohemian, rustic wedding stationery - and we LOVE it. You'll usually find Jenna's stationery at our styled shoots and we often recommend her to our couples, because she is such a dream to work with.
Finishing Touches by Faith Gurel
Faith is our absolute go to gal for flowers - not only does she know her stuff but she LOVES what she does. Faith's passion for flowers is infectious, and she's fun to hang out with, too!
Bridal: PS With Love
Looking for a delicate hair vine to complete your tousled hair style? Or some statement earrings to finish off your look? Then Beverley Jane is the woman you need!
PS With Love have a beautiful range on their website, and also make custom pieces!
Bridal: Sash & Veil
You can find Sash & Veil in the same studio as PS With Love - together they've got your bridal accessories covered!
We absolutely love Heather's unique veils - and frequently use her beautiful work on styled shoots! But it's not just veils, Heather also makes sashes, belts, garters - even shoe embellishments!
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Alger
Lisa is a hair & makeup genius! From soft & natural to glamour puss, she's got you covered.
Check out Lisa's work on her website - and on our styled shoots page!
Makeup: Claire Marie
Another favourite at our styles shoots is Claire Marie!
A specialist in bridal makeup, you'll be in safe hands on your big day with Claire! She's also a total dreamboat.
Photography: Gather the Light
We've been lucky enough to work with Holly a few times and we cannot recommend her highly enough. Holly takes truly beautiful, natural photos, like this..
Photography: Kelsie Low
Well hello award winner! Kelsie was crowned British Wedding Photographer of the Year this year, and it's not hard to see why! Fun, documentary-style wedding photography is her thing and we LOVE it.
So there they are, the best of the best!
When we work with a couple, we always make sure that we understand their style and, from there, we recommend suppliers who we feel can make their wedding dreams come true.
Remember, your wedding is about YOU and we're just here to make it easier. Sometimes, with a little help from these talented friends of ours!
Love, RTD x