Paul's Autumn Movements

Paul’s Autumn Movements!

Paul’s Autumn Movements … the mind boggles!

Here’s the plan …

Paul's Autumn MovementsThis Sunday, 16th September Winchester Guildhall Wedding Fayre. This is a free to enter event with a free prize draw to win money saving vouchers including £250 off my services. Doors open at 11am through to 3pm. The postcode for The Winchester Guildhall is SO23 9GH. For more information about weddings at Winchester Guildhall click here.

Sunday 7th October Ampfield Golf Club Wedding Fayre. Again, a free to enter event with a free prize draw to win money saving vouchers including £250 off my services. Doors open at 11am through to 3pm

Both of the wedding fayres are organised by The Hampshire Wedding Group (click here). The HWG is a collection of hand picked expert wedding suppliers based in Hampshire. They offer engaged couples a range of services to cater for every aspect of their wedding day.   The group is compiled by recommendation accepting only the very best, highly experienced expert suppliers.

You can get an extra entry for the prize draw by pre-registering CLICK HERE and then attending the event.

Week commencing Monday 15th October “Creating Your WOW Wedding” evening. Another free to enter event with a free prize draw to win … actually, it’s a secret at the moment. The date and venue will be announced very soon.

Paul's Autumn Movements

That’s Paul’s Autumn Movements. Get those dates in your diary and complete this form to reserve your seats at the “Creating Your WOW Wedding” evening.

September weddings

Autumn Wedding Fair Season

Autumn Wedding Fair Season or Autumn Wedding Fayre Season? … Now there’s a question 😉

Next week sees the start of the Autumn Wedding Fair Season. This year I won’t be at as many as I would have attended in previous years but I still recommend you visit a few if you’re looking for ideas and suppliers.

My advice is to try and talk to every supplier exhibiting. Listen to what they have to tell you and you’ll get a feel for what kind of person they are and if you like them. Look for people who really love what they do and who aren’t just trying to sell you stuff. Ask questions – they should have answers. Beware … wedding fairs often attract exhibitors who are new and looking to fill their diaries – look for well established, experienced, professional suppliers.

I will be at The Winchester Guildhall on Sunday 16th September and Ampfield Golf Club on Sunday 7th October. Those are two of the Hampshire Wedding Group Autumn Wedding Fairs. They also have one on Sunday 2nd September but I have a big wedding the day before at The Italian Villa in Bournemouth and so won’t be able to attend. These are FREE to attend events with FREE to enter prize draws! For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE to go to the Hampshire Wedding Group website.

Autumn Wedding Fayre Season

Previously in the Autumn Wedding Fair Season I’ve also attended a number of the excellent events run by PMN Wedding fairs. My brochure will be in the goodie bags at some of their fairs this Autumn.

Obviously if you want any help finding great suppliers to help with your big day I am happy to help – just email

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Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre

This Sunday is the Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre with Hampshire Wedding Group.  Steeple Court Manor is a stunning venue tucked away just off the Square in Botley and is well worth a look if you are looking for a place to get married or host your reception. Steeple Court Manor is a vineyard and we really love their medium white wine! Weddings are held in a beautiful marquee in the grounds of the house and vineyard.

Jim and Ann Firth, the owners at Steeple Court, provide an exclusive venue so you can relax in the knowledge that you and your wedding party are the only guests within the marquee and grounds on your special day.

CLICK HERE to go to the Steeple Court Manor website to find out more about this exceptional venue.

Once again there will be over £2,000 worth of discount vouchers to be won for the various suppliers in the Hampshire Wedding Group.  For more information about The Hampshire Wedding Group CLICK HERE to go our website.

Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre

This Sunday’s event is FREE to enter and is open between 11am and 3pm and there is plenty of parking. The postcode for Steeple Court Manor is SO30 2EQ. Please come and see me at this event and say “Hello Paul, I claim my FREE GIFT” and you will!

CLICK HERE to go to the event page for Steeple Court Manor Wedding Fayre this Sunday.

You don't know what you don't know

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know” or “They Don’t Know What They Don’t Know’ is an expression that came on my radar back in 2011 when I was on a DJ training workshop. That day changed a lot for me and even today when I was talking to my colleague Stephen those words came up again.

“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know” is particularly relevant to couples planning their weddings – even if they’ve been married before – because there is so much that can impact on their big day that they’ve no idea about!

I’ve seen numerous weddings, trained and studied extensively, I’ve so much knowledge and experience that I try and share to help couples, I’ve even been recognised with a “Contribution To The Wedding Industry” award for my efforts.

I never really know what to call my role, what I do is so much more than just DJ/MC for my couples – I wouldn’t call myself a wedding planner but I do help all my couples with their planning, and not just my couples.  My WOW events are open to anyone regardless of whether they book me or another DJ/MC.

My next event is this coming Tuesday (20th Feb) and it’s being held at The Ring Studio in Southampton. For full details CLICK HERE to go the event page. You will find out so much in less than a couple of hours, it’s free to attend and you’ll even get a free drink – it really is a “no brainer”.

Here’s one more link to look at with lots of bits and pieces to help you with your plans PLEASE CLICK HERE – this blog is jam-packed full of FREE advice!

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know … but you could know a lot more if you join me on Tuesday – reserve your places using the link above.

You don't know what you don't know

Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February

The next Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February, that’s just a few days away!

I announced this a couple of weeks ago but the venue has changed and spaces are limited. We are now at The Ring Studio in London Road, Southampton. CLICK HERE for more about The Ring Studio.

The evening is just a chance for me to explain how your wedding day will probably run and what are the key moments and how you can make the most of them. It’s an informal, fun event and there is no awkward audience participation – don’t worry I won’t pick on you! In just a couple of hours you’ll have a much better understanding of what to expect so that you won’t be stressed just excited.

Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February

I’ll go through the wedding day time line and tell you how to add simple touches to make it better by utilising my “WOW Wedding” philosophy where you …
Weave yourselves into the day.
Get Others involved
and explain Why.

If you haven’t read ‘Your WOW Wedding’ let me know and I’ll send you a link – it’ll take about 30 minutes to read and will really help you create a day your friend and family will love.

You don’t even have to be one of my clients, this FREE event is open to anyone who’s getting married and you can even bring friends or other members of your family if you wish.

There is a form below if you’d like to reserve places or ask any questions.

This will be the only Creating Your WOW Wedding event this spring.

Creating Your WOW Wedding ~ 20th February ~ The Ring Studio – reserve your places NOW or just ask questions via this form.

2018 Time To Make A Plan

Did you get engaged over the Christmas and New Year holidays, or are you getting married this year? If so, it’s 2018 Time To Make A Plan!

You’ll find all kinds of help here on my website and blog. I’ve got videos and free booklets that will really help too. I even have a weekly newsletter that you can subscribe to. Use this form to register today and I’ll send you links to my “Your WOW Wedding” booklet and add you to the newsletter list.

If there’s something specific that you’d like help with or a particular question please get in touch – Even if you are not my client and already have another DJ/MC booked – I just like to help people as much as I can! Here’s a video I made a couple of years ago to get you started …

If 2018 is time to make a plan a great way to get ideas and expert advice is by visiting a wedding fayre and The Hampshire Wedding Group have one this coming Sunday at Ampfield Golf & Country Club.

The members of Hampshire Wedding Group are experts who care about their clients, take the time to talk to all of them and ask questions – please don’t just walk around afraid to stop and talk, nobody there is going to give you the “hard sell”! CLICK HERE to find out more about Sunday’s wedding fayre.

It’s a new year and things can get busy in the wedding industry ~ 2018 Time To Make A Plan ~ don’t get left behind! Complete the form above and get in touch and let me help you create Your WOW Wedding!

Le Chanteclerc Wedding Fayre

Le Chanteclerc Wedding Fayre This Sunday

This Sunday I’ll be at Le Chanteclerc wedding fayre, just off Junction One of the M27 at Cadnam for the first wedding fair at this fabulous, much loved restaurant. The function room has been beautifully refurbished and everything is ready for couples to have a good look around. CLICK HERE to go to Le Chanteclerc website. I’ve been going to Le Chanteclerc for years, it’s one of our favourite local restaurants – so if you’ve never tried it, you really should! They also have bedrooms and do a great B&B package.

Le Chanteclerc Wedding Fayre

It’s another FREE Wedding Fayre with another FREE Prize Draw and a FREE Drink if you come and chat with me!
Once again many members of the Hampshire Wedding Group are offering prizes in a free draw – you can even preregister for the event and draw by completing this form – PLEASE CLICK HERE. However you must attend the event to be in the draw.

Wedding fayres are a great place to get ideas and I recommend you take a few minutes to talk to all the suppliers – these people have so much knowledge and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

As I say, if you come and see me and mention this blog post I WILL EVEN BUY YOU A DRINK 🙂 

Have a great weekend and I really hope to see you at Le Chanteclerc Wedding Fayre

Le Chanteclerc Wedding Fayre

wedding at the Tithe Barn

Meet The Finalists At The Kings Head In Christchurch

Last night it was the Meet The Finalists evening for the Hampshire and Dorset Wedding supplier Awards and Ce and I went along. The event was held at The Kings Arms Hotel in Christchurch. Last time I was there it was for Max and Kevan’s wedding a couple of years ago.

I’ve put in clickable links to everyone I can remember us talking to at the Meet The Finalists event incase you want to check out any of them (except the DJ’s 😉 )

We were greeted at the door by the hotel General Manager Nicolas Roulier and the event organisers Sam and Claire from South Coast Events – another great evening from this excellent company!

As always at these events we headed for the people we knew, so first up it was the other DJ’s Mark from Pegasus Disco from Weymouth and Toby from Your DJ. Early arrivals also included lovely local florist florist Jo Hicks.

Fellow Hampshire Wedding Group member, great photographer, and all-round good guy, Antony Burdett-Clark (Lightbox Studio / ABC Wedding Photography) also made it. Talking of photographers it was fab to see Tom and Murray from One Thousand Words Wedding Photography who I worked with at Mandy and Dave’s wedding back in 2015 – click here to see their blog, they are in the Dorset finals this year.

Talking of photography, we also met Imogen and Sam from The Caravan Photobooth Company who have converted “Betty”, a lovely old caravan, into “Betty Booth” a wonderful way to put some quirky style into your celebration.

We met a couple of lovely bridal wear suppliers from Wimborne, who are both in the Dorset finals. First we met Kelly from Brides With Curves who specialise in plus size wedding dresses in sizes 18 to 32. Then we met Oxana from Minster Designs who carry dresses by designers Martina Liana, Separates, Stella York, Willowby, White One, LouLou, Callista and Ivory & Co. Minster Designs supplied the dresses for the wedding that’s been in the news recently with TWENTY EIGHT Bridesmaids, and One Thousand Words were the photographers – CLICK HERE for the story on the Mirror website

Mobile bars seem to be very well represented in the 2017 Awards Finals, it’s always good to see Darren from A&D Bars in attendance who are in both the Hampshire and Dorset awards. and also to meet Mike from The Paddock Bar from Dorset.

We also had a quick chat with Andrew and Robert from Creatiques Bridal Boutique from Southsea and The HairDressSir along with Lucy Bernier hair, makeup, nails and beauty and Rachel from Flaunt Your Face makeup artistry.

Next time we’ll meet the finalists will be at the Awards dinner on Friday 10th November at The Ageas Hilton. It was great to be back in that room with so many great memories of Max and Kevan’s wedding – their beautiful ceremony across the road in the Pavilion, Kevan’s speech, and Max’s special guest DJ set (which she repeated at her birthday party earlier this year!), here’s a picture from their big day at The Kings Arms.

If YOU want a WOW Wedding full of Love, Laughter to start YOUR Happily Ever After …

If YOU want a WOW wedding full of Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After …

You really need to come to this event – even if you’ve already booked me and even if you don’t think you’ll be booking me. It’s not about me – it’s about making your wedding the best day it possibly can be! So …

If you really do LOVE your other half you need to come to this event

If you want your wedding day to be full of LAUGHTER you need to come to this event

If you’d like to start your “HAPPILY EVER AFTER” with an amazing wedding day you need to come to this event

Whether you are thinking of booking me for your wedding entertainment you be mad to miss this FREE evening where I run through the typical wedding timeline and explain how you can put the principles set out in my WOW WEDDING GUIDE into your big day and make the most of every second. It’s at Ampfield Golf Club on Tuesday 17th October doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start.

CLICK HERE to read how Bex and Alex came to this event twice to make the most of my advice at their wedding earlier this year.

If YOU want a WOW wedding full of Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After … BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
I promise this is not a sales event, there will be no pressure to book me, just lots of great ideas.
Just email me –

Here’s to Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After ~ Cheers!  

Le Chanteclerc Wedding Fayre

The Hampshire Wedding Group at Ampfield Golf Club this Sunday

The Hampshire Wedding Group at Ampfield Golf Club this Sunday

The Hampshire Wedding Group at Ampfield Golf Club this Sunday

It’s the second Hampshire Wedding Group of the Autumn season. Again we are giving away wedding discount vouchers to spend with HWG members with a combined value of over £2000. Someone has to win – and it could be you! Wedding fairs/fayres are a great place to not only find suppliers but also to just get expert advice and the Hampshire Weddingb Group members know a thing or two about weddings.

Ampfield Golf Club is a gorgeous setting for a wedding and, in my opinion, one of the best party venues in the area – it’s well worth checking out. The food and standards of service are really excellent. Last year when my sister in law wanted a venue for her 60th birthday party I had no hesitation in recommending Ampfield – we had a great time.

The Hampshire Wedding Group at Ampfield Golf Club this Sunday

The event is between 11am & 3pm with free entry and parking, and a glass of bubbly upon arrival. There may even be some complimentary canapés. We’ve also got a goodie bag for every bride. Remember, this event is FREE!

I’m also delighted to announce my next Create Your WOW Wedding event is being held at Ampfield Golf Club on Tuesday 17th October and you can book your places with me on Sunday. Also,I you want to know more about my forthcoming WOW Speakers Club (details here), it will be a great opportunity to have a chat about it.

To find out more about the event and to preregister for the draw and get an extra chance to win a prize CLICK HERE

Come and say hello to me and the Hampshire Wedding Group at Ampfield Golf Club this Sunday between 11am and 3pm.