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Venue Name: Holiday Inn London – Sutton


Location: Sutton, Surrey

What type of venue is Holiday Inn London-Sutton?

Holiday Inn London-Sutton is a modern full service hotel in the heart of Sutton in South London, ideally located just 30 minutes from Gatwick via the M25, 10 minutes from Wimbledon and 15 minutes from Kingston, with direct train links to London Victoria.

Our spacious banquet room, the Orchard Suite, makes the ideal setting for your wedding day’s dinner and reception. It can cater for up to 150 guests for a sit down meal and 200 guests for the evening reception.

Holiday Inn London Sutton - Exterior By Day

Is Holiday Inn London-Sutton licensed for wedding ceremonies?

Yes – The hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies at the hotel itself, for up to 140 guests.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Holiday Inn London-Sutton?

The Holiday Inn Sutton, with its impeccable service has welcomed many happy couples and their families and friends in the past. Our experience can help make your dreams of the perfect wedding day come true.

What are the capacities for a wedding at Holiday Inn London-Sutton?

  • Ceremony: 140
  • Banquet Meal: Max 156
  • Reception: 220

Holiday Inn London Sutton - Junction Restaurant

Does Holiday Inn London-Sutton have its own caterers or can couples choose to bring in their own caterers?

Yes, we have our own in-house caterers, and outside catering arrangements can also be made.

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Groom kissing bride on head in a field - Picture by Lena Love Light

Image © Lena Love Light



Pink and mint styled dessert table

Dessert tables have become really popular for weddings in the last few years, and we love them! Who wouldn’t want a table full of delicious treats?

Today we are showcasing this amazing ‘Pink and Mint’ styled wedding dessert table, put together by a team of highly talented individuals. The colours are exquisite together and perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

We hope you love these ideas as much as we do.

“Asma from Sugared Saffron put together a great team of wedding suppliers to bring her vision of a pink and mint dessert table to life, which I styled on the day. Chandos House was the perfect backdrop, and the blousy peonies, roses, and sage foliage in the flower arrangements picking up on the different shades of pink and mint on the main centrepiece cake. To tie the theme together, circles were used on the cake and mirrored on the stationery. I also created an elevated cake stand with stripes to echo elements of the stationery, and the heart and pink swirl macarons on sticks gave the table a playful touch.” Andri Benson, Always Andri Wedding Design

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Back of bride standing on staircase - Picture by Pauls Studio

Image © Pauls Studio



Steve Brill - Brillpix Photography

Interview with: Steve Brill

Company Name: Brillpix Photography


Location / Coverage: Northamptonshire based, but always willing to travel to where exciting work takes me.

How did the business get started and who works at Brillpix Photography?

I started Brillpix Photography in 2005. I was working for a local business publication at the time, and became frustrated when photographic work was being offered and I couldn’t accept it whilst working for somebody else. So I took the leap of faith and decided that photography was the way I wanted to feed my family. The day-to-day running of the business is by myself, but both my wife and daughter are always on hand to assist if required, and will often assist at events where we may be printing on site. My daughter has a keen eye for a photograph, so I’m hoping that she will become more involved with the business over time.

Bride high five registrar - Picture by Brillpix Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I have always loved taking photographs, and as a teenager I invariably had a camera in some form or another, but at that early stage it didn’t feel like a career prospect that I felt I could pursue; I thought I had to get a ‘proper job’.

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

The first photograph I took was with a Kodak Instamatic whilst on holiday with my parents in Austria, so the first shots would probably have been of mountains. I would have been around 13 years old, and from that moment I was hooked. I recall the excitement at having to wait several days/weeks to get the films developed, and hoping that something would come out. I still smile now when looking at those old photographs, as it takes me back to a time. Sorry, getting a bit sentimental now…

Bride sitting - Picture by Brillpix Photography

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I live in Northampton and whilst the majority of my work is within the county, I am always prepared to travel as required. For instance, one commercial assignment last year took me to Venice, but sadly those types of job do not come around often enough.

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Bride and groom with dark sky and rainbow - Picture by Andy Fountain Photography

Image © Andy Fountain Photography


If you a Mother of the Bride planning your wedding outfit, then a headpiece should be an essential part of your attire (any excuse to glam-up!).

Today we are featuring the beautiful new Mother of the Bride collection from HT Headwear. Whether you are looking for a statement or small piece, this collection has something for you. We love every design, but we have to say our favourite is Diana; so chic.

Helena Talbot from HT Headwear told us more about the collection.

Diana headpiece from HT Headwear Mother of the Bride collection Diana headpiece from HT Headwear Mother of the Bride collection

“After working with many bride’s mothers I decided to create a small, simple and elegant collection based on what worked with previous clients. I found a lot of mums weren’t used to wearing ‘hats’ as such, didn’t want a feather fascinator from a high street shop, and also weren’t really prepared to splash out £500+ on a headpiece they may only wear once. So, our Mother of the Bride collection was born!

Jackie headpiece from HT Headwear Mother of the Bride collection Jackie headpiece from HT Headwear Mother of the Bride collection

“All pieces can be made in colours tailored to a specific outfit, and every piece is as light as a feather, so if your mum isn’t used to wearing something on her head she won’t even know it’s there!

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Bride with veil - Picture by Dan Hough Photography

Image © Dan Hough Photography



Spring finally seems to have arrived, and it’s our favourite season; not only because it’s officially the start of the wedding season, but it’s when the leaves return on the trees and the flowers start to bloom.

One of our favourite spring flowers is the tulip. Tulips are so eye-catching and make perfect wedding bouquets and table decorations for spring weddings. If you are buying them in season they will also be a lot kinder on your wedding budget too!

Tulips are stylish and elegant and you can find them in a huge array of colours. Whether you are looking for bold or pastel colours, single colours or a mixed arrangement, tulips are just splendid.

Tulip Wedding Flowers Mood Board

Bright Coloured Tulip Bouquets – Via Project Wedding

Tulip and Peony Wedding Bouquet – Via Southern Weddings

Hanging Tulips and Tulip Place Settings – Mindy Weiss

Mixed Coloured Tulip Wedding Table Flowers – Via Boho Weddings

Table of Tulips and Pink Tulips in Jug Vase – Via Inspired by This

Tulips in Jar – Via Oncewed

Tulip Wedding Favour – Darling Darleen

Silhouttes or moustache, lips and wedding ring on sunset sky - Picture by Voyteck Photography

Image © Voyteck Photography



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