I am very excited today to bring you an inspiring photo shoot from one of our favourite Budget Bride Company Suppliers today. Jo Richards of Jo Richards Photography and Andrea Fearon of Andrea Fearon Floral Design have brought together some of Berkshire’s best Wedding Suppliers to give you a group of trusted vendors to work with on your wedding day – The Berkshire Wedding Community. They are a small group of wedding suppliers, all based in Berkshire, and most are self-employed working mums.
All of the suppliers within The Berkshire Wedding Community are happy to work with Brides on any Budget, and you can find more price details on the individual company websites as listed below. Jo Richards tailor makes her photography packages based on your needs and is offering a 15% discount to all full price packages booked within May and June. If you mention The Budget Bride Company when speaking to one of the Berkshire Wedding Community suppliers, they may be able to secure a small discount too.
We asked Jo how this collaboration of suppliers came about.
The BWC was dreamt up at a kitchen table by a photographer and a florist. Andrea Fearon and I were looking to put together some promotional work with some other wedding suppliers, but the wedding industry is a minefield of literally thousands of suppliers. Trying to find suppliers with which to work, without knowing who were experienced professionals, and who were new to the industry, we saw a need for a trusted group of suppliers that could provide today's brides with a reliable, professional and friendly service that would meet all of their wedding needs.
As a team, and as individuals, we all strive to help brides create the day of their dreams, without taking over. We work closely with our clients to make their visions a reality, working with brides with all budgets, and by having a group of trusted suppliers to work with we are able to offer our clients great recommendations for all their wedding requirements.
With wedding trends changing, and brides wanting their own unique style for their day we asked the ladies how they adapt their work to each wedding.
Jane Howell from Iced Gems answered; 'with years of experience of creating beautiful cakes I can recommend sizes of cakes and quantities they would feed. As it is my passion I’m always excited to work with a bride who has a vision of what her perfect cake will look like.
Sarah Fuller from ‘Sarah Fuller Wedding Hair’ works hard to make sure she can provide the latest styles, she replied. “I have had the privilege of styling many brides’ hair. Every year is getting busier and I like to ensure my brides get the very best out of me; I participate in long hair educational courses in London with award winning wedding hairstylists. I have recently achieved a Patrick Cameron diploma in long hair styling and value all of the knowledge I have gained from one of the best long hair stylists in the world, I am very proud to be able to use these specialised skills to create my brides’ beautiful wedding hair dream.”
To showcase their work, the Berkshire Wedding Community recently put together the vintage photo shoot that you can see in this post.
Andrea Fearon said “The vintage shoot was amazing. The whole Berkshire Wedding Community team came together with a common vision and collectively we created something truly beautiful. I'm very proud of the resulting images!”
Jo Richards thinks that the photo shoots are a great way of keeping skills fresh and on trend. Discussing the recent photo shoot she said “The members of the Berkshire Wedding Community are constantly adding to their knowledge and skills set by working together on promotional photo shoots, wedding events and fairs and meeting regularly to discuss current wedding trends. This all combines to provide our brides with the best service the wedding industry has to offer.”
The Berkshire Wedding Community
Jo Richards Photography, www.jorichardsphotography.com
Andrea Fearon Floral Design, www.andreafearonfloraldesign.co.uk
Sarah Fuller Wedding Hair, www.sarahweddinghair.co.uk
Emma Rivers Bridal MakeUp: www.emmariversbridal.co.uk
Digital Paper Studios: www.facebook.com/digitalpaperstudios
Confetti Bridal Centre: www.confettibridalcentre.co.uk
Indigo Sage: www.indigosage.co.uk
Eileanór Rose Vintage Crockery: www/facebook.com/eileanorrosevintagecrockery
Shot on location at the Pincents Manor Hotel in Calcot, Reading: www.pincentsmanor.co.uk