Wedding suppliers and wedding venues in Dorset and Hampshire

As time goes on I’ll be updating this section of the website to give you information on trusted wedding vendors together with helpful pages about key wedding venues not only in Bournemouth but across Dorset and Hampshire.

There’s also a great feature that I introduced last year – “Meet the Wedding Expert“. As a Dorset wedding photographer I know the difficulties that couples can face when choosing their wedding suppliers – photography, venue, flowers, wedding dress, hair and make-up, planning, styling and transport. Type in “Dorset wedding photographer” or “wedding florist in Dorset” or any combination of wedding service and you’ll get dozens if not hundreds of results. The results at the top of the rankings may not necessarily be the best in terms of service, so how do you make your selection and find the right wedding supplier for you? I’ve decided to try and help you out a little by recommending some Dorset wedding experts.

Dorset wedding expert

Meet the Wedding Expert – what’s it all about?

This feature’s intended to showcase just some of the suppliers that I know and trust. Having photographed weddings in the Bournemouth area and across Dorset over many years I’ve come to know quite a few wedding specialists and seen their work. I’ve worked with them many times and know that they consistently deliver excellent service. I’m often asked by wedding suppliers to add them to my trusted wedding vendors page in return for a reciprocal link back to my website. However, unless I’ve worked with them several times I won’t do this. Why? Because I want to make sure that anyone I recommend is going to give my client an outstanding service – I’m not interested in building links in an attempt to increase my own Google rankings. I’ll never recommend anyone who I’ve not worked with – after all, my reputation’s on the line as well, isn’t it? Hand on heart, I can recommend anyone who’s featured in this series.

In “Meet the Wedding Expert” over the forthcoming weeks we’re going to be talking with some of my favourite wedding suppliers in Dorset and Hampshire. These aren’t in-depth interviews …. think of them as more of a chat over a coffee and a piece of cake. Hmnn, cake! 🙂 Just “getting to know them” a little better. After that it’s up to you – you have to make the all-important decisions about who you’re going to trust with your wedding day but hopefully this little series of mine will help you along the way.

Of course, if you’ve not booked your wedding photographer yet then please get in touch – I’m delighted to be a recommended photographer at a number of leading Dorset wedding venues and I’ll be delighted to have a chat with you about what you’re looking for with regard to the wedding photography.

Meet the Expert: Arcade Flowers Meet the Expert: Bellissimo Weddings Meet the Expert: Dorset DubHire

Advice for Brides


I’m delighted to be a recommended photographer for the following Dorset wedding venues:

Beach Weddings Bournemouth

Hotel du Vin, Poole

Sopley Mill, Christchurch

Norfolk Hotel, Bournemouth 

English Oak Vineyard Weddings, Lytchett Matravers

Recommended suppliers (by category & in alphabetical order):


Bliss Bridal Boutique in Christchurch

Exquisite Bridal Couture in Lymington


Cake Cucina

Cakes by Lisa Notley

Sweet Cheeks Bakehouse


Arcade Flowers of Ringwood 

The Poundbury Florist

Hair and Make-Up

Laura MacKenzie Hair Design

Sapphire Styling

Make-up By Tara


Katie Francesca – wedding and function singer

Naomi Mulroy – wedding and function singer

3 D Entertainments – mobile disco


PhotoBooth Bournemouth – lots of fun for the evening!

Stationery and Styling

Laurel Design Studio

Coastal Creatives

Simply Love Vintage


Dorset Dub Hire – beautiful VW campers for your wedding transport

RR Elite – wedding cars and private hire

Superwed Cars – a great selection of vehicles, including a Routemaster Bus!

VW Splitty Weddings – VW Splitscreen Camper


Final Cut Film

Harbour Bay

Wedding Planner

Bellissimo Weddings 

Other Resources for Brides

The Wedding Community

Wedding Flowers

Dream Wedding Directory