Hot off the press!!! Shotgun’s front page wedding feature with DIVA magazine!

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Hot off the press!!! Shotgun’s front page wedding feature with DIVA magazine!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that DIVA magazine has featured a FRONT PAGE SPREAD of the amazing wedding of Emma & Carly, our Dream Wedding day winners from 2018.

The write up (as part of their November wedding issue) covers eight pages of info on the girls day including an interview with the brides themselves and where they are in their busy lives now, one year on from their dream wedding day.

The whole competition, aimed at promoting equality in weddings among same sex couples, was devised in 2017 by yours truly after I became tired of seeing mainstream Wedding comps marketed exclusively to straight couples, in an industry that seems to ignore and under-represent the presence of lesbian and gay brides and grooms to be. As I specialize in same sex weddings, I decided to create an opportunity for one lucky same sex couple to win the wedding of their dreams.

Working with select venues, creatives and suppliers I devised a competition to include virtually every aspect of a dream wedding day including venue, cake, flowers, photography plus lots of extra services to take place in Brighton where same sex weddings take place every day of the year. Each service involved in the day gave their time and products entirely for free, as they believed in my vision for a more equal / represented world for the LGBTQ community.

Emma & Carly won the comp unanimously with their heartfelt story and so over the period of approx. 9 months, the excited couple worked closely with myself and all the other suppliers, to ensure every little detail of their day was covered.

The wedding day was a huge success and Emma & Carly did indeed have the day of their dreams surrounded by all their friends and family.

I would personally like to thank all the amazing services and suppliers listed below, who put in so much time and effort to ensure that Emma & Carly had a unique day, everything & more they had ever dreamed of!

Wedding Photography: Shotgun Weddings:

Venue: The Brighton Royal Pavilion ~

Florist: Kerry Ashby @ Foxgloves & Alice

Celebrant: Sam Goodchild @ Infinite Love

Cake maker: Emma Garrick @ Miss bean’s cakes

Bridal hair: Dan Chappers @ House of hair

Bridal make-up: Sarah-Jane Ellis

Live Dove’s release: Vivienne Lambert

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