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Dreaming of a Cotswold Wedding

It's not surprising The Cotswolds is often top on the list of beautiful places to get married. The stunning scenery and magical surroundings make it an ideal location to tie the knot. In anticipation of becoming Mr & Mrs, or Mrs & Mrs, or even Mr & Mr, where to start with the planning?

Here are a few of our favourites for when it comes to choosing a stunning venue, a knock out photographer, a fabulous cake maker, an out of this world exquisite florist, a beautiful bridal boutique and a luxury hotel for your first night as a married couple.

Lapstone Barn

Quite aptly described as the perfect Cotswold wedding venue, Lapstone Barn, near Chipping Campden, is a beautiful traditional 18th Century Cotswold stone barn, elegantly converted to comfortably hold up to 200 guest for the ceremony and seated dining. Exclusively yours for your special day, Lapstone Barn is the ideal venue to entertain your family and friends with views over the rolling countryside, a fabulous terrace for al fresco drinks in the warmer months and a roaring wood burner for the magical winter wedding.

For pre-wedding pampering,The Hayloft has been thoughtfully created to cater for the bridal party to get ready in this exclusive luxury dressing room. A gorgeous room in which to share those special pre-ceremony moments with a glass of champagne.

Sourcing the best local and fresh produce the Cotswolds has to offer, the kitchen team is on hand to create an unforgettable culinary experience for you and your guests with delicious menus catering of a wide variety of tastes.

The team at Lapstone Barn ensure your big day runs smoothly from start to finish so all that is left for you to do is enjoy your special moment.

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Alexis Knight Photography

Creating the dream Cotswold wedding and being able to experience the sheer happiness of such a special day with your close family and friends makes it so magical. Immortalising such memories is the icing on the cake!

Alexis Knight specialises in portrait and wedding photography. For her, sharing those magical moments with the married couple and capturing their joy, love and laughter is what it's all about. Bubbly and relaxed herself, Alexis creates a laid back and calm setting for her photography. For those who are camera shy and deem themselves unphotogenic, think again! Alexis very subtly brings out the best in you and snaps that special glance you didn't even know you had! Her photographs are natural, fun, classic whilst also being superbly stylish and flattering. It is not surprising she won Wedding Photographer Of The Year for the 2016 Guides for Brides National Customer Service Awards.

Clearly passionate about her work and with a real flare for capturing love and life, her photography helps create memories that will last forever.

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The White Room

The White Room, in the heart of the stunning Cotswold village of Minchinhampton, is a contemporary designer bridal boutique, set over two floors, with an impressive selection of award-winning internationally acclaimed designer dresses. The team prides itself on being able to offer honest and impartial advice in a welcoming and relaxed environment for the bride to have a fabulous experience. "Choosing a wedding dress will simply be one of the most enjoyable experiences for any bride." - The White Room.

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Tiger By The Tail

Now a wedding would not be complete without stunning flowers arrangements. Tiger By The Tail was founded in 2016 by Jess Burling with the simple philosophy of offering something fresh and different. Jess's background in creative marketing has given her the experience to take her floral design to the next level and create exceptional and original arrangements with bold and beautiful colours, tailored to your taste. Jess aims to offer different flowers, a different service and a different approach. Her floral arrangements are knock out pieces of art, created with passion for such special occasions. They are anything but ordinary.

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Very Vanilla

Daisy Pratt of Very Vanilla specialises in handcrafted, luxury wedding and celebration cakes, and intricate patisserie and deserts. She designs and makes the most sensational sweet treats for special occasions.

An art in itself, Daisy loves blending patisserie with modern cake design. One of her favourite creations is a White Chocolate Sphere, Muted Grey Macaron, Torched Candied Lemon, White Chocolate Soil, fresh Blackberries and little Meringue Kisses sit atop an Earl Grey and Lemon flavoured Concrete Cake. Mouth-watering I hear you say!

Passionate about her art, Daisy creates opulent and indulgent dessert displays alongside wistful and romantic wedding cakes.

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Dormy House

After dancing the night away where better to stay than a gorgeous Cotswold luxury hotel and spa. Dormy House Hotel and Spa is farmhouse chic in the heart of The Cotswolds.

Located near the stunning village of Broadway and overlooking The Cotswold countryside with breathtaking views, Dormy House is a fabulous rural retreat with beautiful interiors, luxurious rooms and cosy corners. Breakfast in bed followed by a pampering session in the hotel spa sounds like the perfect way to wake up to married life!

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... and once your dancing feet have recovered and you've had the honeymoon of your dreams, if you wish to find your marital home, you know where to find us! ;-)