Ellenborough Park is proud to recommend the following local suppliers, all of whom offer an unparalleled service to make your day at this superb wedding venue, situated in the Cotswolds even more special.
For all of your wedding floristry needs, we recommend Donna Beaver at The Flower Studio. Donna works locally in Cheltenham and weddings are one of her favourite aspects of floristry. She is passionate about providing high quality flowers and working closely with couples to ensure that each wedding is as individual as they are. She won South West Wedding Florist of the Year 2011 at the National Wedding Awards and reached the Interflora Florist of the Year Finals in 2007 and 2009 and was awarded 93 marks for her bridal designs – the highest that the judges had awarded in 25 years!
For wedding cakes with 'wow factor' try local company Contemporary Cake Designs. Chefs Bee and Xavier are leaders in their field and have worked in some of the more exclusive areas of the cake making industry. It is the combination of this experience and knowledge gained over more than 20 years, along with their passion for creating cakes, which enables them to provide a premier service that is unrivalled for weddings in Cheltenham and the area.
For perfect wedding stationery, we are pleased to recommend Paper Treats, a local wedding stationery company which specialises in offering a personal service for the more discerning couple. Paper Treats design bespoke stationery to suit each individual couple’s needs - from Save the Date cards right through to Thank You cards, with the same theme throughout.
Master of Ceremonies
To ensure your day runs without a hitch, it is an excellent idea to hire the services of a professional Toastmaster. Well-known throughout the UK, Howard Jones has an enviable reputation as a golden voiced director of wedding celebrations. Howard is the West Midlands Regional Award winner and National Finalist (Special Touch) in the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards and has been featured by BRIDES magazine amongst their top choice of Top Wedding Toastmasters.
Renowned hairstylists Hepburn Collection are passionate about wedding hair, and their styles feature regularly in leading wedding magazines and blogs. They offer an unparalleled level of service, whether hairdressing for the bride or all the members of the wedding party, from a few hours before the wedding, through to all-day coverage with an evening re-style. They also offer a "Bridal Concierge" service, to ensure the bridal party are beautifully presented and well organised.
Local salon Laura Leigh specialise in beautiful wedding hair and their styles have been featured in Cosmopolitan Bride magazine. Laura Leigh's top priority is to ensure that brides look stunning on their big day and their staff will help you to choose a style that complements your look, but also enables you to feel comfortable for the whole day.
To end your big day with a bang, we recommend First Galaxy Fireworks, one of the UK's leading wedding firework display specialists. The company has vast experience in this area of the entertainments industry, providing a variety of packages to suit each couple’s wedding theme and budget.
Chauffer Driven Car Hire
With their fleet of 6 beautiful genuine vintage and post vintage cars, Nostalgia Wedding cars have provided a professional and personal wedding chauffer service for the past 20 years. Their beautiful cars have featured in national wedding magazines, as well as period dramas on TV, and their chauffer driven service is sure to help you arrive in style!
We are delighted to recommend the following photographers, all of whom will provide stunning coverage of your special day in this stunning Cotswolds wedding venue, in your own unique style:
Tom Hartley. Tom is an experienced wedding photographer with a relaxed and fun approach whose talent is to take both semi-formal and informal photographs that capture all the natural emotions of the day. These pictures are then faithfully reproduced in a large format Photobook as an everlasting memory. As part of the service Tom will visit couples beforehand, to listen to their requests and to plan for the day, which always proves invaluable.
Adam Drake Photography. A family business with two photographers offering contemporary and predominantly 'reportage' style photography. This captures the style, mood, joy, fun, love, glamour, detail and sometimes drama of the day - and portrays the candid, unexpected and often surprise elements of weddings!
Photoglow. A modern photographic company based in Cheltenham and run by husband and wife team Jonathon and Katharine. Photoglow specialises in reportage style weddings, capturing memories, conveying the mood and documenting the day's story as it unfolds - to capture all the joy, intimacy, anticipation and celebration with family and friends.
Photography by Catherine. Catherine is a storytelling wedding photographer who photographs weddings across the UK and internationally. Originally a press photojournalist, she brings a relaxed, documentary style approach to capturing the day. Her work has been published in magazines such as BRIDES magazine and featured on bridal blogs. She was also awarded the runner-up at You & Your Wedding Magazine's Bride's Choice Awards.
To ensure that your evening reception becomes the party of a lifetime, Ellenborough Park recommends the following entertainment companies:
First Dance Disco. One of the leading mobile disco providers in the area, with an enviable reputation for professional and personal service within the entertainment industry. First Dance tailors each event to suit the couple’s individual requirements, discussing music and lighting in detail.
One of the leading entertainment agencies in the South West, Orangements can find and supply every type, style and variation of act; from Caricaturists and Clowns to Magicians and Cabaret. Arena entertainment, street entertainers, mixes and mingles artists such as singing waiters, disco and much more for your wedding.
Wedding Planning Service
We are proud to work with three of The Cotswolds best Wedding Planners, all of whom have a wealth of experience in planning weddings, giving you peace of mind during this busy time.
Finesse Planning. Ruth Hunter, winner of The 2013 Wedding Industry Awards Best Wedding Planner (Independent) award is Gloucestershire’s leading wedding planner and is renowned for her professional, friendly and creative service. She is able to provide couples with a wealth of knowledge, experience and advice and will become not just a pillar of support but a friend and confidant. Whether you require a full planning service or would like to enjoy a day in The Cotswolds with Ruth in a chauffeur driven Bentley, visiting suppliers and discussing wedding ideas, she has a variety of services to suit all weddings. Contact her for a free, no obligation meeting.
Planned For Perfection. Jane Riddell is Gloucestershire's award winning wedding planner whose ultimate aim is to ensure that your wedding day is exactly what it should be – perfect! Awarded The National Best Independent Wedding Planner by The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards, Jane works with couples to create their perfect day and can be involved as much or as little as you need her to be, providing practical and impartial advice and helping to keep the stresses out of wedding preparations. With Jane at your side, your wedding day really will be ‘Planned for Perfection’!
Rachel Brierley-Jones created The Cotswold Wedding Planner to provide couples with the specialist skills, expertise and support they need to ensure their wedding day exceeds their expectations. Rachel will guide you through planning so that you are able to relax and enjoy the process as much as the day itself. Whether you are local to the area or have chosen Ellenborough and The Cotswolds as your perfect wedding destination, Rachel can provide a range of services to suit your individual needs.
Ellenborough Park is also proud to be associated with The Links Card, a fantastic way of making savings throughout your wedding planning whilst also raising money for a local charity.