Amy Harwood Southampton, UK

Our Inspiring Day Trip to The Bridal Bazaar

Our Inspiring Day Trip to The Bridal Bazaar

For a very exciting wedding based day out, Martin and I were invited to the stunning historic house, The Grange, to visit the Bridal Bazaar, curated and organised by event planners and stylists, What Peggy Did Next.

This was a wedding fair like no other, a real feast for the senses. The English Heritage building was brimming with inspiring fashion and accessories, decorations, food and fun; all supplied by local Hampshire businesses and designers.

The Venue
Situated in the Hampshire countryside in Northington, The Grange is a beautiful location to visit - and now it’s available to hire out for weddings and events! The architecture is fascinating where generations of families have remodelled it over centuries, and it makes a striking backdrop for modern events and decoration.

The Decoration
When we entered the Bridal Bazaar, we were instantly blown away by the decorations that transformed the historic setting into a contemporary wedding venue. Florists and stylists worked together to bring their inspiring ideas for your wedding day to life in various spaces around the house. The golden trees in the hallway and up the stairs were magnificent, and I’m always partial to a balloon wall! There’s a conservatory on the side of the house which means even winter wedding ceremonies can enjoy the lovely views of the lake and the fields.

Beyond the Barn
Twilight Trees
Purple Door Props
Folly Hire
Greenhill Marques
Catherine Coombes Flowers
Neon and Blush
The Garden Society

Getting Ready
The main space showcased all the wonderful and exciting things you need to prepare for the big day! Lots of stunning dresses, accessories and suppliers showed us their talents, products and portfolios. I would have loved to try on some bits but with Martin in tow I couldn’t! I did leave with a handful of business cards and a few ideas for my wedding look though!

Dresses
Hannah Elizabeth Bridal
Sophie Rose
Exquisite of Winchester
Jessica Turner Designs

Accessories
Agnes Walker
Ashley Wild Bridal
Victoria Fergusson Accessories

Zach & Grace - Wedding Videos
Amy Richards - Make up artist
Healy & Son - Tailors

The Big Day
The next few rooms were all about the main event; styling, cake, decoration, drinks and entertainment. I’ve never seen espresso martinis on tap before - what a fun idea! From tattoo and glitter stations to table tops full of sweets, there were so many unique ideas I hadn’t seen before!

What Peggy Did Next - Event Planning and Styling
The Barista Bike - Pop-up cafe
Rodeo Events - Cocktails on tap
Doris Loves - Tattoo station
Sweet Feast Grazing - Sweet grazing tables

Stationery
Penelope Margot
Belles Soeurs Lettering
Grey and Copper

Photography
Lydia Stamps
Angela Ward Brown
Flash Fox Booth

Brunch!
To top off a fabulous morning, What Peggy Did Next and The Grange treated us to a delicious brunch! I met some lovely people in the wedding and blogging community and I devoured the nicest sourdough bread I’ve ever had! We had tasty pastries, avocado, granola and yoghurt and all of the coffee. The table was decorated and provided by the showcased suppliers too.

With 10 months until our wedding, we left feeling really excited about all the planning we have left to do (all the important bits are done, just the fun decorative parts left to start!). The Bridal Bazaar left us inspired, entertained and really excited to get hitched!

I also made a little vlog of our day out:

Make sure to follow: @bridalbazaar_uk | @whatpdidnext | @thegrangehampshire

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