Everything You Need to Plan a Local Oxfordshire Wedding

From the Cotswolds to the Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire makes for a beautiful location for a countryside wedding. In the riverside town of Wallingford, the home of our original shop, we’re surrounded by fantastic local businesses with everything you need to pull off the most memorable day of your life. From saying yes to the dress to choosing the perfect favours for your guests, we’re sharing our top picks for wedding suppliers in Oxfordshire.

Black Swan Bridal Studio

One of our Wallingford neighbours, Black Swan is a gorgeous independent bridal shop run by Chloe and aims to cater for women who are looking for something a little different. Chloe’s collection of dresses from designers such as Temperley Bridal and Gemy Maalouf are perfect for confident women who want to showcase their own sense of style on their wedding day. 

Top tip: Black Swan Bridal Studio says that once a dress is ordered, it can take four to eight months to arrive and alterations can take another four weeks. Don’t leave it too late!

Bespoke Wedding Signs

Dreaming of a rustic, outdoor wedding with plenty of personal touches? We’ve teamed up with The 1894 Sign Co. who create bespoke vintage-style metal signs for gifts, parties and more. You can design your very own creation in our Wallingford and Didcot stores, choosing the perfect colour for your wedding scheme. 

Top tip: We love the idea of creating personalised arrow signs for pointing guests in the right direction for the reception or ceremony. A personalised number plate with the wedding date and happy couples’ initials would also make a great first anniversary gift or addition to the ‘just married’ wedding car.

Katie-Jane Whitlock Wedding Hair Stylist

To complement a unique dress from Black Swan Bridal Studio, local hair stylist Katie-Jane’s designs make for the perfect match. With TV and film set experience, including Downton Abbey, Katie-Jane has also won awards for her work. If you’re looking for modern updos with a bohemian twist, Katie-Jane, based in Blewbury, is a great choice.

Top tip: Check out Katie-Jane’s blog on her website for inspiration and answers to all your wedding hair related questions, such as, ‘what’s better for styling; clean hair or dirty hair?’

Bluebell Biscuiterie

Personal touches are what make weddings so special. With Bluebell Biscuiterie, based in Henley-on-Thames, you can design your very own handmade biscuits for wedding favours or other special events. Their designs are truly works of art in their own right. The icing is hugely creative, colourful and detailed, while the biscuits themselves use only the very best ingredients.

Top tip: Take a look at Bluebell Biscuiterie’s Instagram feed for inspiration - the ideas are endless and you can ask for something meaningful to you.

Lulu’s Marquees

Also based in the Henley-on-Thames area, Lulu’s Marquees offer stylish marquees for weddings and events. With years of experience in weddings, the team offer advice to help you plan your perfect day, offering packages and a bespoke service, but also their contacts and trusted suppliers in flowers, catering and more.

Top tip: Need a truly flexible venue? Marquees are ideal for this. Lulu’s can add on extra bays when your guest list expands.

There’s a lot to organise when you’re planning a wedding, but you’re not short of brilliant local suppliers in the Wallingford and wider Oxfordshire area. And, if you’re attending, rather than organising a wedding this summer, we’ve also got a whole host of beautiful cards and wrap to accompany your carefully selected wedding gift. Here’s to the newlyweds!

1 comment

  • Tracy

    It really is lovely that there are great local businesses for our wedding couples that can provide all and more that is required for the perfect day. Thank you for featuring us Angela.

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