The wedding gallery

The wedding gallery

The wedding gallery

We’re coming up to peak wedding season, with the sun-filled months of June, July and August the most popular months to marry in the UK.

If you’re getting married on our patch and still have things to arrange – or if you’ve just got engaged and want to get ahead – our fantastic local traders are here to help with everything from beautiful blooms to creative cakes.

We’ve put together a wedding gallery to help point you in the right direction, whatever it is you’re looking for.

Don’t see your name in our gallery? If you’re a local trader who would like to be included, let us know by emailing

The best blooms

  • Knot Just Blooms

    The bridal flower specialists offer free consultations and design stunning bridal party bouquets, corsages, buttonholes, all venue flowers, and any other items or settings you need for your wedding day.

  • Bloom Florist

    The friendly, qualified florists will work with you to create perfect floral displays for your special day, with a free no-obligation initial consultation and a bespoke design service.

  • Rawsons the Florist

    You’re halfway to your perfect day when you step through the door and meet the talented florists who can create stunning arrangements for wedding receptions.

  • The Flower Studio

    The experienced team of trained florists is renowned for creative design, attention to detail and personal service. They will help take your ideas and shape them into the wedding of your dreams.

  • Sheila Hurst

    Personal, friendly service from this popular florist, offering gorgeous traditional or modern wedding flowers.

The best dresses

  • Avenue 51

    Book an exclusive appointment at this stylish studio and let the fairy tale begin as you search for your dream wedding gown. You’ll also find dresses for bridesmaids and the mother of the bride, along with fabulous shoes and accessories.

  • The Bridal Suite

    This is THE destination bridal shop for curvy brides, with all the beautiful dresses cut to support, flatter and enhance the fuller figure. Dresses range from 18 to 36.

  • Davina's

    Mothers of the bride need look no further. Whether you want classic, retro, floaty dresses or stylish trouser suits, you’ll find a range of stunning outfits in sizes from 8-20.

The best venues

  • Nest and Anchor

    A beautiful, tranquil wedding venue with a grade 2 listed building, heated marquee and festooned courtyard alongside the water of Portsmouth Harbour.

  • The Mansion at Coldeast

    From the oak panelled library to the light-filled orangery, Coldeast Mansion is a stunning venue for a wedding.

  • The Great Barn

    This spectacular 15th century barn with oak vaulted ceiling is one of the most historic venues on the south coast.

The best cakes

  • Cakes by Alison

    Beautiful celebration cakes from quirky to traditional in all flavours from vanilla or lemon to raspberry bakewell and caramel and Baileys!

  • Something Sweet by Sophie

    From spectacular celebration cakes to delicious cupcakes for something a little different.

  • Tan's Treats

    You’ll get something tan-tastic when you have a celebration cake designed by this creative baker.

  • Rubab Sweet Treats

    Show-stopping cakes, delicious dessert cups and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Personalised cookies make perfect wedding favours.

  • The Piping Pirate

    Stunning cakes and delicately piped cookies in your wedding colours

  • The Bake Bag

    Sharing cakes, traybakes and cookies to make your day extra sweet.