Potent Productions, Somerset
For a wedding like no other look no further than Potent Productions.
Literally nothing is impossible for this artistic, imaginative team who can deliver the whole wedding, marquee, lights, furniture and boutique camping for guests. A festival wedding in a field? A grand medieval styled banque? Something a bit more mystical with lamp shades hanging in trees, paper garlands? It's the details where this lot excel - a champagne and oyster rickshaw? No problem. A human jukebox? But of course. A Potent styled wedding will keep guests talking long after the bride and groom tied the knot.
Tea n Cake, Somerset
Vintage tea weddings are the hippest way to celebrate your nuptials and we love Somerset's Tea n Cake. Tamsin Westbrook's Frome-based company stands out from the rest for unusual china, not just pretty florals, but those picturesque g. Tamsin is a supreme baker too - her rose and pistachio cake is our favourite - and can create the whole wedding breakfast right down to a vintage themed CD. Check out her workshops too where you can make, amongst other things, vintage style garters for the bride. Move over Chippendales, civilised hen do, is what we're thinking.
Blue Fizz Events, Devon
Love Blue Fizz Events who supply traditional cream canvas tents with wooden poles, hemp guy ropes and those beautiful scalloped valances. Blue Fizz can style the whole event too right down to sourcing a wedding venue in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset. Tables, chairs, lighting, flooring all fit the same classic vibe, the experts in tradition with a twist.
Virginia's Vintage Hire, Devon
Todays bridezillas have fallen in a big way for Virginia's Vintage Hire and so have we - for rustic, weathered tables, chairs, benches and outdoor accessories (and reasonable prices). Everything from school room chairs to leather armchairs and wrought iron benches or the odd perfectly placed chalk painted table to give your venue a shabby chic makeover. Greg and Ginny, who run Virginia's, are lovely to deal with too.
Kitten & Co, Somerset
Kitten Grayson of the eponymous florist Kitten & Co is going places fast as people queue up for her unique take on floristry (she's just opened a London store). A stylist and horticulturist to boot Kitten can create any environment you want from gypsy encampment to Bollywood boudoir. Her wedding bouquets and floral head-dresses are truly head-turning, so good in fact, the guests may pinch them (see left). She's the hip wedding florist of choice so book early.
Bread & Flowers, Wiltshire
For a knock-out wedding feast that will impress the most serious foodie, call in Bread & Flowers. Chef Martin Simcock is a perfectionist, an experimentalist and a serious food-head himself and he creates sensational dishes. He favours full bodied, robust and relaxed food with Spanish, Middle Eastern and North African influences with very local produce such as New Forest wild mushrooms or Poole Bay clams. It's a highly organised, stylish outfit and smaller weddings can even be held at the gorgeous farmhouse premises and adjacent barn (handily the premises of a wedding photographer). Their mantra 'boutique catering for sustenance, celebration and sheer delight' says it all.
Utterly Sexy Cafe, Wiltshire
We've said it before and we'll say it again - for an exquisitely delicious yet unusual wedding cake that it also a work of art, it has to be Amanda Baird from Utterly Sexy Cafe. Move over fruit cake, instead cardamom and Earl Grey with orange flower water butter cream. Or perhaps tangy lemon sponge with lemon and butter cream? Fantastical, wow-factor decorations are order of the day and you can hire their exquisite vintage china and glass too.
Shuttering Creations, Somerset
May we recommend a fantasy photo booth to entertain your guests? Sophie Goddard Jones and Kim Von Coels provide props from their gargantuan vintage collection as well as make up, face painting and styling if required. Then they will snap you in all your wedding glory, the more extreme (see left) the better. For an unforgettable, slightly crazy wedding album look no further.
Where was Minna when were getting married, that's what we want to know? Minna brides always not just beautiful but effortlessly cool in her unique, pared down, eco- luxe style. She sources highest quality lace and silk, vintage where possible. Her brides might style their dresses with cowboy boots or chunky sandals, they always look fabulous. Prices are reasonable too - a short off the peg Minna starts at around £380.
Oli Green, Dorset
It's all very well putting the effort in to make sure your wedding is the most unique and memorable but you still need someone to record it for posterity. Oli Green is your man, a talented photographer who somehow always gets beneath the skin of his subjects so that his pictures radiate their personality. Easy-going, upbeat and unfazed, Oli's skill is in quickly getting his subjects to relax with an end result of quirky, moving, memorable images that stay in the mind.
Common Farm Flowers, Somerset
Something of an institution in Somerset, the Flower Farmer as she's known on Twitter, grows exceptional British flowers on her beautiful farm near Wincanton. Wedding flowers are artisan, unique and with a scent so powerfully delicious it will knock your socks off. Anything is possible from the full Midsummer Night's Dream transformation to the simplest of bouquets, perfect taste comes guaranteed. Wedding flowers also available by post.