From starting your special day with a spot of yoga, to ending it with blazing fireworks, there are plenty of ways to add those extra-special finishing touches to your wedding celebration — with Gloucestershire vendors offering everything from wedding day dog care to personalised song writing.
Collating some of the most impressive and inspirational ideas, SoGlos has handpicked 11 wonderful wedding suppliers and vendors to make your Gloucestershire wedding all the more memorable.
Specialising in turning 'ordinary places into extraordinary spaces', Oasis Events can transform the sparsest of venues into the most magical setting for your wedding ceremony, celebration or party.
Able to design, plan and manage every aspect of the day, from theming the venue to installing indoor marquees, the company also provides decorative drapes and marquee dressing for hire — perfect for adding a finishing touch to festival-style and outdoor wedding celebrations.
Chase Lane Fireworks
End your wedding day with a BANG, with a professional fireworks display from Gloucester-based firework specialists, Chase Lane Fireworks.
Watch the night sky light up in a brilliant display of colour, seeing shells explode to create romantic love hearts or gold glitter that falls like stars. There's also the option to choreograph the display to your favourite song for a truly unforgettable spectacle.
Short Legs Dog Care
Doting dog owners can make their wedding day truly pawfect with a little help from Chris Fowler, a life-long dog lover who helps couples share their special day with their four-legged friends through her business, Short Legs Dog Care.
Based in Cheltenham and working with venues across Gloucestershire, Fowler offers wedding day dog care, bringing pups along to their pawrents' nuptials, taking care of them throughout the ceremony and reception and assisting with those all-important photos.
Aisle Hire It
Offering aesthetic prop hire and venue styling, Aisle Hire It has a hire inventory that spans dazzling letter lights to stunning centrepieces — with the Cheltenham-based company able to assist with delivery, installation, styling and collection.
Transform your wedding venue with cascading canopies of blossom, create Insta-worthy backdrops with floral arches or go for something quirky and vintage, with colourful carousel horses and traditional garden games available to hire. Coconut shy, anyone?
The Song Scribe
A must for music-loving couples and die-hard romantics, The Song Scribe — founded by Cotswold-based singer-songwriter, Sarah Reynolds — creates completely bespoke songs for its clients, specialising in writing heartfelt and authentic ballads.
Providing the perfect personalised soundtrack for any wedding, there won't be a dry eye in the house as you walk down the aisle or have your first dance to your very own song, composed especially to help you express your deepest emotions.
Camper Camera Photo Booth
Photo booths are always a hit at weddings and this quirky VW camper, converted into a fully-functioning photo booth, will bring a bit of vintage-themed fun to the party.
Complete with props, Freddie the VW Camper Camera Photo Booth is based in Wotton-under-Edge but can travel to wedding venues across Gloucestershire and further afield — and can be hired for wedding day transport, too.
The Yoga Glow
Helping brides to feel grounded on the morning of their wedding, Cheltenham-based Yoga Glow runs special bridal yoga sessions to ease tension, anxiety and let out some of that pent-up nervous energy before they walk down the aisle.
Working on breathing, releasing bodily tension and calming nerves, take a moment of peace before the rush of hair and make up with a bespoke yoga session — with the option to get the whole bridal party involved for a special memory together.
Make your wedding day cheesy in the best kind of way, with a towering cheese wedding cake from Cheltenham-based specialists, The CheeseWorks.
A savoury substitute for a traditional cake or a quirky course for your wedding breakfast, The CheeseWorks's multi-tiered masterpieces are constructed from wheels of cheese, with the store stocking over 100 varieties that couples can sample to get their cake just right at a free consultancy and tasting session.
Winstones Ice Cream
Handcrafting its luxurious ice cream in Stroud since 1925, Winstones Ice Cream is a household name in Gloucestershire. Pay homage to its tradition — and give your guests an indulgent sweet treat — by hiring one of its vintage ice cream vans at your wedding celebration.
With the capacity to serve up to 1,000 people a day, and over 30 sumptuous flavours to pick from, its vans come looking picture-perfect, decorated with flowers and bunting for those all-important photos.
Check out SoGlos's pick of 17 fun food and drink vans to have at your Gloucestershire wedding for more unique catering options, too.
The Cotswold Wedding Guitarist
Ideal for keeping the dancefloor busy, let your guests pick the playlist for your wedding reception with an interactive, live jukebox guitar performance from the talented Cotswold Wedding Guitarist, Matt Bee.
Available as an add-on to his wedding packages, Bee's unique jukebox guitar offering allows guests to choose a song card from his guitar case and line it up on the on-stage playlist board, ready for him to play acoustically.
Pitch Up and Play
If you're planning on inviting little ones to your wedding, Pitch Up and Play offers a fantastic solution to keeping them entertained and well-looked after, so the grown-ups can let their hair down and enjoy the party.
Effectively a pop-up creche, the company provides wedding day childcare, with play dens packed with toys and games, as well as fun activities like fancy dress and treasure hunts, to keep your mini guests happy. It comes highly endorsed as a recommended supplier for many Gloucestershire wedding venues, including SGGLA 2022 Wedding Venue of the Year, Elmore Court, and Berkeley Castle.