Preferred Wedding Suppliers
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Stoke Park are very pleased to be able to work with the following suppliers and will happily book any of the following on your behalf. The
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The Cake Fairy
The Cake Fairy - dedicated to premier quality and exceptional customer service.
With over 15 years’ experience in the wedding industry and as a bespoke wedding cake designer, Janet Endean at The Cake Fairy believes that every wedding cake should be a unique centrepiece which is as individual as the couple it is created for.
Janet prides herself on a first-class, friendly service from the initial consultation right through to the wedding day and a visit to the studio gives you a chance to view the bespoke designs, see where it all happens and sample the cake.
As a wedding cake specialist the studio has everything at hand to help visualize ideas, bringing together colour schemes and adding any finishing touches you have considered.
The Cake Fairy was launched in 1999 after many successes with cake competitions, winning 3 gold awards, 2 silver awards and a bronze award.
Janet’s designs are regularly included in Wedding magazines giving inspiration to couples for their special day and she has achieved Regional Finalist status in The Wedding Industry Awards 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Highly Commended Regional Status 2016.
The Cake Fairy studio is fully insured and has a food hygiene rating of 5 out of 5 by Wokingham Borough Council Environmental Health Department.
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Floribundi is an established independent florist serving the local area of Bucks and Berks. Based just 15 minutes from Stoke Park, we have lots of local knowledge when planning the aspects of a wedding and we also have experience of working with many of the other Stoke Park recommended suppliers.
Our ethos is to provide unrivalled personal service to our customers - both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself; talking through plans, sharing ideas, looking at colours and themes, visiting the venue and ultimately bringing your vision to life.
We differ from other florists in the flexibility and commitment that we bring to your special day. We really get to know you, ensuring that we understand every element that makes your day special. We personally deliver all your flowers on the day; we set the room up to exactly how you envisage it and take care of all the tiny details.
Floribundi offers floral services that encompass all aspects of weddings from small intimate affairs to large gatherings and our services can include bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, church and civil ceremony displays, reception flowers and all the trimmings that make it personal to you.
With years of experience in bespoke wedding work and expert knowledge of Stoke Park and its many magnificent suites and gardens – we like to really understand how you want to use the space and how to maximise the floral impact whilst maximising your budget.
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Lily’s Flowers is based on a farm in a barn in Lightwater but we take our floral arrangements to all over Surrey, Buckinghamshire, London and further afield. We are proud to be the ‘in-house’ florist at Stoke Park and can boast a whole host of knowledge about this fabulous venue. We love weddings! We work with the personalities and desires of each couple, our team is imaginative and highly skilled, and will deliver an outstanding result.
Come and meet us at our studio or at Stoke Park to discuss your special day, we work to all different budgets and we love to think of new and interesting ways of making your ideas come to life.
Once you have booked, you don’t have to just hope for the best! We invite you to see a complimentary sample of your table centre and at this stage you can make your amendments and tweak until you are completely happy. When the big day finally comes, the dressing team at Lily’s Flowers arrive to set the stage for you. We place all your arrangements and work on the finer dressing details until it looks absolutely perfect. With previous experience in Theatre, TV and Film - our roots are deep in creativity and the results are top quality.
You will have a very friendly team looking after you: Frankie Rogers, our Office manager, will be on hand for any administrative amendments and Victoria Vincent, who is our Wedding and Events Manager, will see your journey through from the initial days of creating your wedding right through to the big day when she hands over to our dressing team.
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Ariane Poole is one of the most successful make-up artists working today, with a career spanning over 30 years. Inspiring confidence in women all over the UK, she is known for her easy-to-understand, accessible tips and her no nonsense trend advice, delivered in her trademark friendly style.
A leading name in her field, Ariane has worked with many of the top fashion & beauty photographers and an impressive list of celebrities including Catherine Zeta Jones, Penelope Cruz,Helena Bonham Carter, Thandie Newton, Lady de Rothchil,Queen & Princess of Greece, Andie McDowell, Phil Colins to name but a few!
A regular face on GMTV with Lorraine Kelly and This Morning (for whom she was Beauty Presenter for 6 years), Ariane has also appeared on Granada's immensely popular 'Makeover Hit Squad' and was the regular beauty presenter on the Wellbeing Channel. Ariane has also appeared on stage at the National Wedding Show for over 10 years doing live bridal makeovers and the makeup for bridal fashion show.
Ariane has an absolute passion for Weddings and is delighted to be working with Stoke Park for her third year. Ariane is a regular contributor to Brides, You & Your Wedding and Wedding Day magazines. Ariane has made-up thousands of brides, mothers’ of the bride and groom and bridesmaids worldwide. The reason Ariane is so popular with the entire bridal party is her philosophy on bridal makeup “is that you should look like yourself but slightly more polished/photo ready. This is your special day and you should love the way you look”.
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At Brendan O’Sullivan Hair and Beauty salon, we understand that your wedding day needs to be incredible. That’s why we have a dedicated hair and beauty team to create exactly the look you want at your wedding venue in the privacy of your room.
Remember, the hairstyle you choose will be in your wedding photographs for years to come – we can help you make it timeless and stunning.
The best time to think about your hairstyle is after you’ve chosen your dress. This will provide you with the best idea about what style will suit you. Whether it’s up, down, smooth, straight, curly, 50s, 60s, whatever you desire, the possibilities are endless and we’re here to deliver it for you. We can guide you to your best look for that special day with the minimum stress and the maximum impact.
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When asked recently what inspired Jo to become a professional make-up artist, her answer was very simple: ‘Everybody has their natural beauty and features, and as a make-up artist I have the privilege of being able to enhance these, whilst never overpowering.’
Jo is a fully qualified IMA make-up artist who specialises in Bridal Make-up, using only the finest of products including MAC, Bobby Brown and Kroylan. Treating every client as an individual, Jo works closely with the client to achieve their perfect look, whether this be elegant, natural or glamorous.
All clients receive a full consultation/trial prior to their big day, and for Jo, her principle aim is to make her clients feel magical on their special day.
Sarah Jelinek, who married in December 2014 commented:‘Jo is simply a pleasure to work with. Your wedding is such a special day and your make up is so key to making you feel wonderful. Jo is a perfectionist and very down to earth, so she makes you feel very comfortable. She listened to what l wanted and we had several trials to get the look that l wanted. I was thrilled with the results on my wedding day, and had so many compliments on the day. Jo is an expert in her field and l can't recommend her highly enough, she is a joy.'
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Photography and Videology
Angus Thomas Photography
Angus Thomas is a highly experienced award-winning freelance portrait and event photographer specialising in location lit photography. He is signed to Getty Celebrity & Entertainment and shoots a wide range of social, corporate and media events.His corporate clients include Jaguar, Land Rover, VW, Honda, Mitsui, Conran and Barclays. Previous and current clients attest to Angus’s flair in managing the big occasion whether it's a wedding shoot for Hello Magazine or a corporate event at Stoke Park.
Away from the camera Angus is an active athlete and regularly rows, runs and cycles. He is a proponent of yoga, nutrition & movement and an advocate of plant based wellness. Angus is also a published writer and is a regular contributor to a number of titles.
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It’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about nuptials. As a qualified master wedding photographer with many years’experience and husband to one of the UK’s top designer wedding dress retailers, it’s safe to say that I know my Suzanne Neville from my Jenny Packham, my peep toe from my court, and my birdcage from my cathedral.
David Bostock Photography is the quintessential choice for the discerning and particular bride who wants to create a set of photographs that evoke beauty, fun and a genuine sense of emotional sincerity. The words 'reportage', 'photojournalism' and 'candid' are used a lot these days to describe the style of work that I create, but I like to think of my style as relaxed and informal, with the fun shining through!
Weddings lend themselves perfectly to my knack for dramatic, beautiful, perfectly-timed photography. My work has been praised as ‘elegant’, ‘exceptional’ and even ‘disarming’, but they say a picture’s worth a thousand words so I’ll let my work do the talking and please have a look through the galleries on my website.
In order to devote the proper amount of attention to each wedding, I take a limited number of wedding photography bookings each year. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how I can capture the important memories for you at your Stoke Park wedding, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Dennis Orchard (FSWPP (Hons))
Wedding Photography, like all visual media, has been transformed in recent times. Couples no longer wish to pose formally for traditional stereotyped shots, preferring a more fluid and natural approach to their pictures. They ask for black and white or sepia pictures and they hate the thought of hours spent arranging formal groups. Above all they do not wish to have their wedding spoilt by a photographer who dominates the day.
Rather than tell my clients what they want, I have listened to their requests and evolved, "LifeStyle Weddings", a new approach, which combines both informal, reportage black and white photography, with creative, natural, colour photography.
Family groups are still taken but with a more relaxed feel. The Bride and Groom pictures are taken using natural light and capturing natural expressions. Above all the pictures reflect the fun and happiness of the day.
This approach has proved to be very popular with both clients and professional photographic organisations alike. I have twice, been awarded the title: “UK Wedding Photographer of the Year”, subsequently I became only the second British photographer ever, to receive the American award of:“Accolade of Lifetimes Photographic Excellence”
LifeStyle Wedding Photography - relaxed formal and candid photography in colour and black and white. You choose how long I spend at your wedding. Lifestyle 2 starts at the place of ceremony and continues to the start of the Wedding Breakfast. Lifestyle 3 adds in the Brides home, and Lifestyle 4 includes both Brides home and the reception and speeches.
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I have been recommended by Stoke Park since 2007. It is one of my favourite venues to work at, not just because I got married there myself! I know Stoke Park inside out, and have photographed weddings there in all weathers and all seasons.
My Bride and Groom portraits are natural and free flowing, not overly posed or structured. I want you to be yourselves, and enjoy your day!
Experience is everything. I have been shooting documentary wedding photography for over ten years and have photographed more than 350 weddings. I am a Team Leader on an extremely renowned annual Documentary Photography Workshop, and am also a Photography Judge at the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards.
In a previous life I was an assistant to the legendary fashion photographer, Nick Knight and travelled the world shooting for British and American Vogue. I then worked as a freelance fashion and portrait photographer in London before moving out to Buckinghamshire to raise my family.
"The best photographer you can imagine… Guy has the talent to capture moments so naturally that his work can only be described as art. His pictures are modern and unusual, and he captured our day and our emotions exactly as they were, nothing was posed. We really couldn't have asked for more, and he felt like an old friend immediately." - Ginny, Bride
You will want a set of pictures from your wedding that will make you want to look at them forever. This is my job, and I love it
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Lisa Gill Photography
We are at the forefront of fine art wedding photography.We are preferred photographers at several first class wedding venues including Stoke Park Country Club and Cliveden House Hotel. We have been on some amazing journeys with our brides and grooms; every wedding has been unique from ceremonies at St Pauls Cathedral and The Ritz, to intimate quirky venues.
Fine art photography is about making every picture something that would look amazing on your wall, from the smallest details of your shoes and tiara to spending time with your bridal party to create a beautiful, relaxed and original photograph. For much of your wedding, we will blend into the background, capturing natural, unposed moments documenting the day as it unfolds. We also love to spend a little of your time with just the two of you, creating something really special.
For us, it isn’t just about being there on one day, we are an all female team that is there throughout the whole journey. Jules is dedicated to looking after you during the planning process to make sure everything goes smoothly. Lisa and Lucy are two of our photographers, they like to get to know their couples, inviting you to our lovely studio in Penn, visiting Stoke Park with you and doing a pre-wedding photoshoot.
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Mark Shipperley Video
I am a full time cinematographer and editor based at my studio on the Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire border. I film throughout the Home Counties and London as well as some more exotic locations! I am passionate about film and have had the pleasure of creating some very special memories for people just like you. Relaxed and friendly with a natural approach in creating a truly cinematic wedding film that tells the story of this most important of days - just for you, your family and friends.
“I cannot find enough kind words to express my enormous gratitude to Mark Shipperley. He created an astoundingly beautiful wedding video for our family” Mary Kinsella
"On the day Mark was very discreet (lots of our guests didn't realise we even had a videographer!) But he captured so many lovely moments of us and our guests.” Emma Lovett
“We shall forever be grateful to Mark, for giving us memories that we will cherish forever!” Samantha Heidari
So, if you are thinking about commissioning a wedding film, have a look at my website, give me a call or come to my new studio where we can discuss your requirements over a cup of coffee.
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Timeless Pictures - Beautiful Pictures, Beautiful Films...
Barney James of Timeless Pictures is a renowned fine art wedding photographer and film maker, creating beautiful photographs and cinematic films that couples will fall in love with and treasure forever.
Not only is he recommended by Stoke Park and other prestigious venues around the country, he is also recommended by the world famous ‘Brides’ Magazine to be “The Very Best of British Wedding Photography and Film."
Whether you are looking for just photography or a combination of photography and film for your special day, Barney has years of experience in putting people at ease in front of the camera.
He prides himself on giving a bespoke personal service to all his clients and offers a number of unique and beautiful handmade products, including luxury leather wedding albums, fine art prints and a retouching service that it second to none.
He has also photographed a number of celebrities, including ‘Poldark' actor Aidan Turner and Noel Fitzpatrick, Channel 4’s ’The SuperVet,’ as well as the celebrity weddings of ‘Eastenders' actor Ross Kemp and Amy Beth Hayes, who plays 'Kitty' in the acclaimed ITV Drama ‘Mr Selfridge’.
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The Wedding Documentary Company
The world of wedding videos has changed dramatically over recent years and we’re proud to say we were one of the first companies to bring broadcast standards and entertainment levels into the world of weddings when we made our first wedding film back in 2004.
Your wedding day will be filled with emotions, excitement, fun and stories, and that’s exactly what we capture on your wedding video. We’ve been filming for TV for over 20 years and we bring that experience and storytelling skill to your day, in a low profile, discreet way, using small, broadcast quality cameras, along with an ability to melt into the background when required.
We’re flattered and honoured to be on Stoke Park’s preferred supplier list for some years now, and have filmed many great weddings there, including the wedding of Chester and Tessa the owners of Stoke Park, which means we know the staff, the layout, and routine of this fantastic venue. We’ve also worked with several of the recommended photographers and other preferred suppliers.
Whilst some couples may be initially doubtful about having a video of the day, research has shown time and time again that not having one is the biggest regret of couples who choose this option.
The Guardian said of us “At last a wedding video that’s not cheesy” and the testimonials on our website echo that. Please take a look at some of the examples on our website to see how we can help you have the very best memories of your big day.
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Goose & Berry
Goose & Berry Weddings and Events, the Buckinghamshire and London based Wedding & Events Company of choice for elegant and forward thinking clients. We are luxury, boutique and bespoke.
We understand every couple is individual and we are dedicated to making every detail of our bride and grooms day bespoke to reflect their taste and unique personality. Not only are we hugely organised, calm and approachable, but we also have an eye for design, an abundance of creativity and a love of all things 'Wedding'.
From the initial consultation, we will be on hand to deal with very aspect of the Wedding Planning process; attending dress fittings, creating and allocating budgets, finding a venue that suits, event design and styling and creating mood boards, calling upon our reliable preferred suppliers, guest relations, dealing with all supplier correspondence and coordinating the entire day itself.
In addition to Weddings, we also plan, design and style Events. Ranging from an intimate dinner for two, to a product launch for 350, our experience with high end brands and demanding clients enables us to design, create and execute each event with precision, style, care and a healthy dose of creativity.
Weddings, birthday celebrations, private dinners, special occasions, press releases, product launches… If you think you might like us to be involved with your event, then we would love to hear from you.
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The Bespoke Wedding Company
The Bespoke Wedding Company delivers exquisitely planned weddings and events across London and the South East of England.
Our individually tailored planning service combines meticulous attention to detail with creative finesse, to deliver a flawless event that stays true to your vision.
Founded in 2003, Kelly and her small team are experienced, knowledgeable and have worked hard to build long-lasting relationships with other industry professionals. Recommended by some of the South East’s most exclusive venues, we’re proud to have planned and designed many gorgeous weddings at Stoke Park, working alongside the excellent in-house team to provide additional support at every step of the way. We often work with couples who are based overseas and require help on the ground, couples who have a short timeframe to plan their wedding or simply want to benefit from expert guidance and management in producing a spectacular wedding celebration.
Key planner, Kelly Chandler has also served as a director of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (www.ukawp.com) and is now a lifetime Ambassador of this trade body. Kelly is also a Judge for The Wedding Industry Awards.
Starting with our initial consultation where we spend time getting to know you and what you envisage through to the day itself, we are there supporting you and working with you to make sure that every little detail reflects your personality and style.
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Bespoke Light Up Letters
Bespoke Light Up Letters specialise in crafting letters, words and numbers to hire for weddings, parties, corporate events and more. What makes us different at Bespoke Light Up Letters is that our letters have been constructed in-house from the highest quality materials and are scrupulously tested from design to end product.
Our light up letters are sturdy, made from aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel, bronze, brass and copper and are therefore built to last.
With over 20 years experience in the sign industry, Bespoke Light Up Letters work in partnership with one of the largest letter manufacturers in The UK. We do offer a delivery service, however collection is also welcome. Our 'Bespoke Light Up Letters' will arrive carefully packed and wrapped. We can deliver prior to your event and collect the following day so that you can concentrate on your special day with peace of mind and confidence that you can leave the 'Light up Letters' to us. Set up is easy but if you want us to do that too, just let us know. We are PAT tested (with certificates) and also hold Public Liability Insurance.
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Vesuvius has been providing chair covers and sashes since 2008 and we are proud of the service we offer for weddings and corporate events. The company was started when our own daughter got married and we know how important your wedding day is.
At Stoke Park we had bespoke covers made for their armed chairs and we can offer sashes in a full range of colours such as organza, taffeta and satin. We also stock lace sashes in ivory and white and offer a chair hood as an alternative to the sash. A selection of brooches or a flower can be added to enhance the effect.
Vesuvius also has an excellent selection of silver and gold candelabra for hire in various sizes. We offer numerous centre pieces including flamboyant ostrich feathers and elegant bird cages.
If you want vintage china for afternoon tea we have that too, along with bunting and lace and pretty tea light holders to complete the vintage theme.
Led backdrops and table skirts can add magic to a room and for your Wedding ceremony we can supply cream aisle runners which complement any colour.,/p>
If you want it for your Wedding we will try and source it. We believe that you should be able to have exactly what you want on your special day and work hard to ensure that Vesuvius can deliver your dream.
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Congratulations on choosing Stoke Park as your venue. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Professional Toastmaster Roy Austin. I have been a Professional Toastmaster for over 24 years and have officiated at many Weddings, Dinners, Corporate and Royal Functions in that time, each one being very unique and special. Initially I was a member of ITMA - Independent Toastmasters Association. I then moved on to ETMA - English Toastmasters Association. The last 3 years has seen me with the EGTTC Executive Guild Toastmasters and Town Criers, a guild with a reputation of high standards.
I was delighted and honoured to be asked to be Resident Toastmaster at Stoke Park, a truly stunning venue and service to match. The role of the toastmaster today is like a project manager, looking after all the requirements of the client, making certain all runs smoothly and to schedule; that includes liaison with the venue, staff, chef, photographer and all other suppliers,making it truly a day to remember. Leaving you free to relax and enjoy your Wedding with family and friends. The modern toastmaster can present his services in various levels to suit the day. I can officiate in the traditional red tailcoat, white tuxedo or dinner suit. It’s your day, you choose - if you wish it can be any combination of the three.
My services start from the moment I am booked, helping and giving advice to assist you plan your day, using my vast experience and knowledge of the Wedding industry. I am always at the end of the phone or, if you prefer, you can email me with any concerns you might have. We could get together when you have your meeting with Michele – Wedding Coordinator, subject to my availability, or another date could be arranged.
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Crow and Jester
The epitome of Men’s Couture Tailoring, Crow and Jester can design and make the perfect suits for your wedding day, not just for the Groom but for all the men in your Wedding Party.
Each suit is a masterpiece of individually designed tailoring personally created for you by designer Simon Horsley. Each garment is personalised to your style, using only the finest fabrics, and have the artistry of a designer who has worked at the height of men’s tailoring for over 20 years.
Are you a Crow or a Jester? ‘Crow’ suits are more classical with formal and intricate, yet understated details whereas the ‘Jester’ suits have a more vibrant personality and they ensure that you will be noticed when you walk into the room!
Simon will personally attend each fitting which can be arranged to take place at either Stoke Park, the Head Office in Derby or in the comfort of your own home – wherever is most convenient for you. Whether you have a vision in mind or we will be working with a completely blank canvas – Simon will ensure that you have the perfect fitting suit for the perfect day.
Having worked on patterns, productions and samples for the likes of Sir Paul Smith, Nigel Cabourn and Ozwald Boateng, including creating an entire season’s sample collection for them, Simon Horsley is unique in the fashion world as he not only individually designs each suit, he tailors it too, something never before seen in the world of couture tailoring.
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Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutique
Ellie Sanderson Bridal Boutiques are two multi award-winning designer Wedding dress shops, one in Beaconsfield and the other in Oxford stocking a huge range of Bridal Dresses from designers Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford, Claire Pettibone, Jesus Peiro, Lusan Mandongus, Augusta Jones, Jenny Packham, Sottero & Midgley, Sophia Tolli and more. Ellie Sanderson is also proud to be the exclusive stockiest for the Halfpenny London designer wedding gown collection for all of the Home Counties.
The boutique has just been voted Best Bridal Retailer 2016 in the 4 Counties Wedding Awards to add to the impressive list of awards Ellie Sanderson has won over the past 9 years.
Ellie’s philosophy is simple; she totally believes that buying the most important dress of your life should be a magical, memory making moment. She believes that, in order to achieve this, one has to have the best and most beautiful product, the best service given by the most professional team, and the most calm, beautiful boutique environment in which to experience this.
Offering a fabulous collection of dresses which excite her clients is central to this. Ellie blends the Best of British with the latest up-and-coming labels from across the globe. Ellie is scrupulously selective and chooses to work with only the very best designers and designers with whom she can forge personal relationships.
Ellie Sanderson stocks some of the most sought after designer Wedding dresses in the world. The boutiques also stock designer veils and accessories to match and also Bridesmaids dresses from Two Birds and Ghost Bridesmaids. You can relax, you are in safe hands, and our utterly gorgeous collections of dresses will leave you breathless, with Bridal Jewellery and Tiaras by Jenny Packham, Polly Edwards and many more.
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Perfectly Groomed is a family run business based in Datchet, just a few minutes from Windsor town centre, where we have been established for ten years. As specialists we can offer advice on choosing the perfect style and because we carry a huge range of accessories, your wedding outfit will be truly individual.
We have recently invested in our own warehouse facility which is located less than a minute’s walk from our showroom. This has enabled us to separate the behind the scenes preparation of the thousands of outfits that we produce each year.
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Windsor Formal Hire
Windsor Formal Hire, with over 25 years of Menswear and Formal Wear experience, are privileged to have been one of Stoke Parks preferred suppliers for the past 8 years.
Believing that the gents’ have as big a part to play in the wedding as the bride, Philip the owner, has drawn on his wealth of experience to create a range of Formal Wear and classic Lounge Suits for todays modern Groom.
Our range of Morning Suits and Lounge Suits are available to hire or purchase, using fashion fit as a base and lightweight quality fabrics your wedding suit can be ‘trendy’, whilst exuding quality and class. We also offer Dinner Suits and Evening Tails, both traditionally worn as evening wear, but are also a wonderful alternative wedding suit.
So once the suit has been chosen what next? It is important to think of things such as shirts, shoe style, cufflinks and neckwear, as all these areas can enhance or ruin the most stunning of suits. To this end Philip has sourced slim fitting shirts and shoes from the UK’s leading formal shoe company.
As for waistcoats, they are all available to match our suits, we also have a wide range of embroidered waistcoats to compliment most colour schemes.
Our team have extensive knowledge of the wedding industry and their expertise will help you make informed decisions about what is right for you for your big day.
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