Charlotte Pearson meets a Storrington woman whose love for the big day saw her open her own bridal shop. Buying your wedding dress should be one of those experiences that you remember for all the right reasons. But for some brides-to-be this is not always the case. “When my daughter was getting married...
A couple who met at school share their special day with Charlotte Pearson. When Billie Trubridge attended a New Year’s party at Highley Manor as a teenager little did she know that 11 years on it would be her wedding venue. Billie with her bridesmaids Lottie, Abi and Amanda Billie and Sam Worsey,...
Once upon a time there was an enchanting bridal boutique in Botley, as Charlotte Pearson reveals. Walking through the door of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal boutique is like stepping into a fairytale. Photo by Natasha from ‘Ikon Works’ Photography With duck egg blue walls, crystal chandeliers, delicate...
Wedding bouquets can be more than just flowers as Charlotte Pearson discovers in Odiham. It is fair to say Jay Archer has seen it all when it comes to weddings. After all, as a florist she is surrounded by it every day. Jay on her wedding day – photo by Tarah Coonan So when it came to her own...
Looking for the perfect wedding dress or not sure what you want? Charlotte Pearson heads to Southsea to talk to Creatiques’ ‘bride whisperers’. They say that when you find ‘the one’ you just know. Be it a full skirt, short skirt, lace bodice or covered with Swarovski crystals when you spot...
Laura Cartledge heads to the bottom of a garden in Felpham and finds a beautiful surprise. Sisters Ella Coombes and Lisa Williams have a love for vintage in their blood. Ella and Lisa “Mum always used to drag us around junk shops,” recalls Ella. “She would shout ‘stop the car’ at any sight...