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Little Black Wedding Book




Putting a magnifying glass on the best wedding suppliers working in the Bristol area.



You are young, single and facing the idea of another lonely winter with a blanket and a cup of tea.


It’s not a good feeling, will you be alone forever? Maybe you are thinking about giving in and buying lots of cats?


At this point finding a partner, let alone the perfect partner may seem to be the hardest thing on the planet….


But then it all changes, you meet the man or woman of your dreams, fall in love. Its all a fairytale. You get engaged, lucky you, and your joy defies words, inexplicable bliss!



But then those feelings you experienced on those cold lonely winter nights come back, but this time they seem like an insignificant mole hill compared with the Ben Nevis of tasks that awaits you…. PLANNING YOUR WEDDING!


Where do you start? What do you want, what is your theme? The wedding world is a wondrous but daunting Aladdin’s cave of suppliers, venues and planners.


This post is aimed to put a magnifying glass on the most dynamic suppliers that work in the Bristol area.


A comprehensive list of different services, what they offer and why we have chosen to work with them.




Jo Hansford Photography

Jo is a storyteller, visually capturing the memories of your day, turning those shared moments and conversations into a treasured collection of images. Jo's relaxed philosophy provides all the reassurance you need to create natural and stylish images.

A Bristol based Wedding Photographer, Jo has photographed weddings all over the UK, in Spain and Italy as well as Bristol, Bath, Somerset and the Cotswolds. She shoots weddings with husband Nic, as second shooter, to create for you a beautiful and unique blend of images.






Nina Norman Make Up Artist

Nina specialises in bridal make-up and has a real passion for working with brides to create a flawless and timeless look for your special day.

Nina has spent many years as a beauty features writer and has a wealth of knowledge in the beauty industry. She continues to choose products on the market that deliver exceptional results, giving every bride the peace of mind of looking and feeling fabulous on her big day.






Hugh Farrow Films

Hugh Farrow Films specialises in bespoke vintage wedding films.

Using a series of Kodak’s original 8mm film Hugh Farrow creates a beautiful and timeless momento of your wedding day.

Vintage wedding videography is a unique service to Bristol and is one of only a handful of professionals in the UK offering this special package.

Hugh Farrow’s wedding films are individually crafted to suit every couple. It offers a lovely alternative to photography and ordinary wedding films in Bristol and the UK.







The Paper Garden

The Paper Garden is a Bristol based bespoke bookbinders independently run by paper artist Stephanie Anne Taylor.

The Paper Garden creates one-of-a-kind handmade books, artist sketchbooks and stationery. Using a combination of contemporary and traditional bookbinding techniques, each book is completely unique and hand bound from a collection of new, vintage and recycled materials

The Paper Garden also offers a bespoke wedding stationery service; handmade wedding guest books, handmade wedding favours and other celebration stationery.




Darren Campbell Magician

Darren Campbell specialises in interactive close up magic that will keep your guests entertained at any point during your wedding day. Magic that will engage your guests flawlessly bridging the gaps in the day.

The 2013 Wedding Industry Award magician can be hired an hour or even the whole day.

Darren will mingle with guests at the reception and perform close up magic, always looking for new ways to involve spectators. Even the most skeptical of guests can be won over with his engaging style of performance.

Magic is unique because it is the only form of wedding entertainment where many different age groups can interact, appreciate and all enjoy the amazing experience.





Hopefully this little black book of contacts should help to kick start your search for the perfect wedding.




Posted on:: 6 January 2014  |  Posted by::