Who We Are

Win Your Wedding Organiser & Wedding Cake Designer

Lou - Bake to the Future

I’m Lou and I run Bake To The Future, a multi award winning cake company based in Ashford. I started my business four years ago and 2020 was set to be the biggest year so far for my business. Covid-19 changed all of that. 
 

Between seeing doctors and nurses on the news, hearing my sister talking about the impact on the nursing home she works in, seeing Tesco staff trying to raise everyone’s spirits when I go shopping and the emotional out pouring during the clap for the NHS every week, I felt such pride to live in a country that has something as special as our NHS. 

I wanted to give back, inspired by the actions of other people in the industry I decided to bring together a super group of wedding suppliers to thank our NHS in the best way we know how – by throwing one special couple the wedding of their dreams! I couldn’t be happier or prouder to be a part of this and I’m immensely proud to know all of the suppliers who have come aboard and donated their time and resources to making this competition what it is. 

Small businesses and the wedding industry are suffering greatly at the moment and the future is bleak for many, for them to be willing to contribute to this is just overwhelming! And it goes to show how highly we all think of our precious NHS staff and how grateful we are for everything they’re doing right now.

Wedding Venue

Valley View Alpaca Farm

We have very good friends working in the NHS who have lost close friends and colleagues to this horrid virus and I also have a sister working on the front line. We live remotely on our alpaca farm and have lost all forms of income, however we are safe and alive, for that we have the Government and the NHS to thank. A lot of people are raising funds for the NHS which is honourable, but we want someone on the front line to benefit directly and have something to look forward to during this negative time. Especially as they have possibly been separated from loved ones to protect them, so what better way to say I love you.
 
We especially wanted to help as we are a family run business which only undertakes very competitive priced but personal weddings, doing a small number of weddings a year enables us to focus on quality. We take all of the hard work out of preparing the venue leaving the couple to add their own personal touches. The venue is available for 2 days prior and 1 day after the wedding, plenty of time to get over the hangover, which is likely as we have a very competitively priced bar to ensure the reception goes with a swing.
 
10% discount on all NHS weddings for 2020, 2021 and 2022

Ice Cream

Cliff & Rebecca - Treats on a Tricycle

Every day thousands of NHS staff across the country go to work not knowing what their day will entail. The recent covid-19 pandemic is testament to their commitment to others; putting others before themselves. As one of the frontline emergency services we have absolute admiration for their dedication and although you can’t put a price on life itself; it is an absolute honour to be able to give something back to a very deserving couple as a mark of our appreciation.

Make Up Artist

Ruth Ashcroft MUA

Hi, I am Ruth Ashcroft and I am a makeup artist who specialises in Bridal makeup.
 
I became involved with the NHS Wedding competition due to being on a photoshoot with Lou (from Bake to the future) in February. Lou mentioned how it would be good to do a wedding for a couple who couldn’t for whatever reason get married, rather than waste the time and effort that suppliers put into a photoshoot and I agreed and I said I would do that.
 
Then the Coronavirus hit the news and lockdown came into place and the NHS was on the frontline. 
Lou mentioned about putting a competition together for an NHS employee to win their wedding and of course I said I was in, as I wanted to Give Back and to say thank you to the NHS staff for their dedication and part in helping others through this horrible time!

Stationery

Whitney - Loops and Letters

There are nurses, physios, GPs, midwives, paramedics and so many more NHS workers that are putting the nation’s health before their own each and every day. During this time of crisis, I could not be more appreciative of this. Like most people probably feel right now, I am so grateful to the NHS workers for their selfless commitment and wish there was something I could do to give back and show that appreciation. That is why when Lou came up with this idea, I jumped at the opportunity! Giving away a dream wedding to a deserving NHS worker is an honour and I am so happy to be a part of a team of amazing vendors offering this amazing gift! 

Bridal Hair Stylist

Katie - Pretty Please By Katie

My job is all about making people look and feel amazing. A lot of the time brides tell me that they don’t know ‘how’ to look pretty, or they don’t ‘feel” confident,  so by being a part of something like this, for someone so deserving, really means a lot to me. I’ve been styling brides on their wedding mornings for over 7 years now and every bride deserves to feel special – especially this one! All these small businesses, getting together like this, is our way of showing our appreciation to the NHS by sharing the skills that we have to offer and I’m proud to be a part of that.

Engagement Photography

Sarah - Strawberry Photography

Right now, the NHS are on the frontline facing this pandemic and fighting for us. They are all incredible and they are all heroes. They also brought my little girl safely into the world not so long ago and were just amazing. I will be doing the engagement shoot and I am so excited to kick off the wedding celebrations and set the lucky winners off on the path to what will be the best wedding ever! So many great suppliers have come together, and I feel blooming lucky to be a part of this and to be able to give back and say a big fat thank you to some individuals that have given so much. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Magician

Stuart - Stuart Weller Magic

The reason I’m doing it is as a gesture to say thank you to the front line key workers who have helped us all in our hour of need.  

Wedding Planner

Amanda - Amanda Jane Weddings

THIS IS MY WAY OF SAYING A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR KEY WORKERS FOR EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING FOR OUR COUNTRY!

Thank you seems such a small thing to say to people who are doing so much to keep us all safe. Reading all the stories about NHS and key workers has been inspiring and emotional and I felt it was my time to say a Big ‘THANK YOU’ by giving back and offering my services for free.

I wish for the winning couple to be stress free from planning their special day, lets face it they have all had a stressful time keeping us safe, therefore I am offering my Wedding Planning services to help guide them and hold their hand where needed.

About me: I founded Amanda Jane Weddings and Events and have focused on styling and planning many wedding’s over the years. I have an eye for detail and a flair for creating special events to suit my clients. I have an unobtrusive yet professional manner ensuring a flawless outcome. I am very much looking forward to being part of your special day.

Glitter Bar

Claire - Luxurious Glitter Bar

Our glitter bar team will get you and your guests truly shimmering across the dance floor. From tots to grandparents, we guarantee they’ll all LOVE the extra glam!  

We bring a selection of reusable gems and cosmetic grade eco-glitter helps us to create the latest trends in glitter makeup and some of our very own, awesome signature looks.

We go all-out for our weddings, and bring the festival vibes to your wedding and a service you deserve, working with you to make sure your day sparkles the way you want it to. From subtle glitter freckles and colourful crescents to out there chest pieces and glitter beards – there really is something for everyone.

Favour Boxes

Jennifer - Oast House Gifts

I am donating my services so that an extra personalised, finishing touch can be added to this amazing prize. I love what I do and I am excited about creating bespoke wedding favours and gift boxes for a very special couple.

Cake Topper

Jenny - Clay Craft by Jenny

I’m Jenny from Clay Craft By Jenny and I will be supplying the cake topper.
I make all the cake toppers for Lou’s customers. When Lou told me she wanted me to be a part of this, I couldn’t say no! Giving something back to the NHS is the least we can do. 

Photo Booth / Selfie Mirror

Philip - 20-20 Sounds

I think I echo everyone’s reasons for doing this. I feel the need to
show my appreciation for all the hard work the NHS staff are doing
for us every single second of the day during this incredibly troubling
and worrying time. It’s only in times like these do we appreciate our
NHS service. I am sure (I hope) once this is over we will have a new found
appreciation for the work they do.

Rock The Frock Photoshoot

Sarah - Lawless Rose Photography

I’m really excited to be involved with this fantastic project which just shows how grateful we all are for the hard work, sacrifice and dedication shown by those working for the NHS in Kent. We’ve got such a great group of wedding suppliers and a really unique venue. The winning couple will have such an incredible wedding!

Videography

Ben - Ben Bryant Film & Photography

I chose to offer my services to this great offer to be able to say thank you to the NHS. Not only because the hard work they are doing during the COVID-19 crisis but so much more. 
 
Back in March I suffered a burst appendix and had to go in for an emergency operation, the care I got was fantastic in every way. The nurses were the kindest of people going above and beyond, the doctors made sure I was comfortable with every thing while making me feel important.
 
But more than my story, they have helped my dad stay alive over the 76 years of his life so far. He has suffered from major lung problems, problems which meant he was told he would not reach a teenager, then he was told he wouldn’t make thirty or forty.
They have helped him have a full and happy life and they are keeping him safe even now. I am glad he defied the odds because he had me at 43. 
 
NHS thank you, you truly are the heroes without capes!!

Wedding Ring Workshop

Natalie - Navette Jewellery

As the Studio is situated not far from the William Harvey Hospital near Ashford, I have had many clients who work there, some being nurses that have booked to experience the “Make your own wedding rings ” – workshop day. These past few weeks I have often wondered how they are and also if they are coping. Knowing how dedicated and giving those that work for the NHS are, I thought that I could in my small way, say to at least one couple…”Thank you for being there for us, we are now here for you.”

Wedding Website

James - james-paul.co.uk

I have been in the wedding industry for several years, but on the side I love to build websites for small businesses and individuals, and I built this very website you are on!

I’ve always appreciated the professionalism of the NHS, and whenever I have needed to use their services it’s always been world class.

I would love to design your wedding website, which you can share with all your guests, so they can get just as excited as you both in the build up to your big day!

Bridal Hair Stylist

Danielle - Bliss Bridal

When asked to join award winning suppliers to take part in this project, I knew that it was something I had to be a part of. Each one of us, in one way or another, has been affected by this pandemic. Whilst we have sat at home to help the decrease of the disease, the winner of this prize will have been on the frontline. All of our NHS workers have gone above and beyond, I wanted to be able to thank and acknowledge what they mean to us all.

Sweet Cart, Love Letters & Flower Wall

Debs & Don - Debs Sweet Delights

We feel privileged to be part of this unique prize to honour the valuable work that 
the NHS staff are carrying out in this unprecedented time.
 
We will be so happy to provide our service to make someone’s day extra special.

Custom Suit Designer

Claire - Couchman Bespoke

Couchman Bespoke are ethical tailors based in East London.  We are dedicated to reducing the pollution caused from the clothing industry.  Through the use of sustainable cloth being either natural organic or remnant sourced within the UK or Europe.

I wanted to be a part of the Kent NHS Wedding competition and provide the outfit for either bride or groom as the NHS work so selflessly even outside of such a crisis as we find ourselves in.  My brother-in-law is a nurse and has stepped up to work the ventilators that help in the most server cases of Corvid19, which is the bravest thing I have ever heard.  I feel it is only right that I give something bad myself and to give to such a brave NHS couple seems only right.

Wedding Celebrant

Karina - Simply Ceremonies UK

I am happy to support the NHS as they saved my daughters life when she was 15. They restarted her heart and I put the ❤️ into my ceremonies. 

Falconry Display and Hen/Stag Experience

Gemma & Joe - Joe's Bows

Joe’s Bows offers Falconry Displays for weddings, engaging the guests with a flying display to entertain them on the day, the display is very interactive, encouraging all members of the wedding party to join in!  After our display we will mingle with your guests to allow them to hold and fly the birds, making amazing images for you to enjoy many years later!

 Joe’s Bows in involved as we have many friends and family in the NHS working long hours, we are hearing the stories from the front line and it amazes us the dedication, bravery and hope they carry with them everyday heading to work.  We are so proud of our NHS and we really wanted to be on board to thank them!

Children’s Teepee Corner

Laura & Kirsty - Cloud 9 Teepees

Hi, we are Laura and Kirsty from Cloud9teepees. We couldn’t be more excited to be able to show our appreciation to our amazing NHS heroes.
 
It has not only been during times like these that our NHS have been there for us. They have helped and supported both our families through some difficult times, both of us experienced difficult pregnancies leading to very premature babies. We have both seen first hand what our incredible NHS do on a daily basis. 
 
This is our way to say from the bottom of our hearts thank you and to let you know how much you are appreciated and how thankful we are to have you! 

Floral Designer

Ellouise - Flowers by EG

I’m not able to create masks, sew scrubs and I definitely wouldn’t want to put anymore stress on the NHS by cooking for them – so I’ve chosen to use my talents where best, by giving one deserving couple a wedding of a life time – they’ve served our country through an awful pandemic and what better way to give something than to create one of the most magical days of their lives and for me to bring lots of lovely florals together to give them a wedding of their dreams!

Wedding Day Photography

Florence - Florence Berry Photography

Hi, I’m Florence Berry Photography and I’m taking part in this incredible giveaway to help show our appreciation towards the frontline NHS staff who are battling the coronavirus pandemic. I have felt completely useless in the situation, I’m pregnant and have been self isolating as much as I can with my husband and toddler. A lot of my friends and family have been able to assist vulnerable neighbours and friends, sew scrubs or masks and even some of my self employed friends in the industry have been able to get jobs in keyworker positions to help. When Lou started to gather suppliers together for this incredible competition, I jumped at the chance to be involved. What better way to show my appreciation than to do what I love and help somebody’s wedding dreams come true!

Veil, Hair Pieces and Accessories

Natalie - Peacock + Pearl

I’m Natalie, and I run Peacock + Pearl. I make luxe alternative bridal accessories, I absolutely love helping brides bring their unique personality and style into their wedding day!
 
I couldn’t not help when Lou sent her idea over; my husband is an Intensive Care Doctor currently working on the frontlines, and I have previously worked as a scientist in the NHS. As a national institution it’s extremely important to me, and seeing first hand at home how hard this pandemic is to cope with for frontline workers, I’m grateful to be able to offer something back to say thank you

Wedding Creche

Samantha - The Wedding Creche Company

My name is Samantha Adams and I am the owner of The Wedding Creche Company; we are a newly established company with over 10 years experience of working with children. The NHS gifted Wedding was something that caught my attention straight away when i heard about it and I knew we had to be involved as a company. My son has complex medical needs and I owe his life to the NHS professionals that care for him; my mum and sister are also NHS employees and I see how they have worked through this crazy time that we are in at the moment. We look forward to working with the lucky winner and ensuring that their little guests have just as much fun as they do.

Skincare Treatments

Sara - The Face Clinic

I wanted to get involved to show my appreciation to the NHS for everything they are doing for us at this time. I know many NHS staff are suffering with their skin so to be able to give back to someone that has given so much to us is a great feeling.

Toastmaster

David - Toastmaster David DiCara

Like so many of us I am in awe of the way in which our NHS staff go to work every day knowing that they face a very real threat to their own health and yet they continue to do so because they care and want to help. Being the Toastmaster on your wedding day is my own very personal way of saying a heartfelt “Thank you”. I am very proud and excited to be a part of this fabulous team of people, working together to make your wedding day wonderful and memorable.

Wedding Card Frame

Emma - Kat's Keepsakes

I love to capture memories, my whole house is captured full of memories. I am offering a gorgeous A3 frame of your cards, cut from your wedding cards, to hang on the wall, to remind you everyday of the gorgeous affair you had, and the LOVE you felt.

You are doing so much for us, it is the least I can do for you.

Pet Sitting

Ioana - Pet Sitting

We want to say thanks to the NHS for looking after everyone during this pandemic and the best way we can show our appreciation is through helping someone have their perfect wedding day by offering their pet the chance to be attend the family gathering without any extra hassle. 

DJ & Dance Floor

Andy - Dynamix Entertainments

Dynamix Entertainments is a well established supplier of Disco’s, Starlit Dance Floors, Love and Mr & Mrs Letters, Magic Mirror Photobooths and many more
Lighting and Entertainment related items.

I am proud to be in a position to give something back to the wonderful NHS staff in Kent.  Last year I spent over 5 weeks in hospital after 3 serious operations on my right leg. The care and treatment I received was amazing and I am convinced without the kindness and friendship of the staff my recovery would have taken considerably longer. It’s great to be able to offer something back and help make someone’s day.

Prop And Furniture Hire

Leah - Boho & Bloom Prop Hire

Supplying wild and wonderful decor for bohemian romantics. 
 
In a world where you can be anything, always be kind. I’m so pleased to be a part of this wonderful competition to celebrate our selfless, brave and incredible NHS. I have family and friends working on the frontline at the moment and all the props in the world would never be enough to say thank you for the outstanding job their doing. All I can hope is that after all this is over, we’re able to make one amazing person’s wedding day as special, beautiful and magical as they are. Thank you so much to our NHS x

Shoes

Emma - CreationsByMissMolly

I’m Emma, the owner and creator of CreationsByMissMolly. I’m thrilled to be taking part in this competition, it’s the least I can do to hopefully give something back to those that are doing so much for us all right now.

Transport

Tim - TG Executive Hire

The reason why I wanted to contribute is that I was working in 2017 in a 5* deluxe hotel in Knightsbridge, London. Living in Gillingham and having very early start/late finishing times I got myself a motorbike to commute to work. On the 21st March I had planned to meet my wife for lunch at Bluewater and then go to work for my late shift. I had a freak bike accident at the Bluewater turn-off, that ended not too good for me. I got taken to 3 hospitals within 6 hours, the last one being King’s College crash trauma unit in Denmark Hill by blue-light and call-a-head. Nearly made it on TV as they were filming 24hrs in A&E there, but refused to be filmed. I got placed in a Taylor walking frame and spent the next 10 days in a High-dependency unit and a further 18 days in a ward. I got discharged by the Head of Orthopedy, having saved my totally smashed-up leg, and got told I would never be able to return to catering work and would not be able to walk for a year. I returned to part-time office work in December 2017 and now I’m able to use my fully recovered leg. Sadly this accident started the end of my working career in hotels and last year I started up my own company. What a year to choose this step…. I have since shelved the bike idea and only drive cars.

I had the great opportunity to thank two of my caring staff from King’s during a Christmas Party Night they held in the hotel in worked in after In Greenwich 2018.

Casino

Val - Appy Aces

I am very proud of our amazing NHS front line workers and it’s wonderful to be part of this fantastic team of wedding suppliers coming together to offer an awesome wedding prize as a very big thank you to one lucky NHS couple.

I am both humbled and privileged to be able to provide one of my Fun Casino tables for their wedding reception entertainment. As Captain Tom says ‘the sun will shine on you again.

Music

Dave - Dave Brazier Sax

I’m so pleased to be involved with this competition – what a great chance to give a little bit back to someone who’s given so much!  The NHS staff on the front line are risking everything for people they don’t even know and the very least they deserve is something amazing to look forward to!

Music

Steve - Can't Touch This

Can’t Touch This is a fun loving party covers function band. Every member of the band is a key worker, and we want to show our respect and admiration to the NHS for being on the front line and supporting the public by saving lives.  We always look forward to being part of someone’s special day, and what could be more special than this.

Lighting & Power

Triple A Events

Triple A Events has the experience to provide bespoke events for you or your client.

Pamper Package

Georgina - Finishing Touches

Hi, I’m Georgina and I’ve been a beauty therapist for 12 years now. 

During this awful pandemic all NHS staff on the frontline are doing an absolutely amazing job and we can’t be more thankful for them, I have clients, friends and family all working on the frontline which are thought about everyday selflessly doing their jobs putting themselves at risk for the well-being of everyone else! 

So if I can do even a little bit to help show my gratitude to them all I will and what better way then being able to do the job I love to make them feel pampered! 

A massive THANK YOU to each and everyone of you NHS workers we hope you know how loved and appreciated you are! 

Bridemaids Dresses

Deisy’s Couture

At Deisys bridal we want to help the NHS and say thank you as they have been working so very hard for us. We love that we can give back and be a part of this amazing competition.

Party Bags

Emma - Party Bags Online

 I create fun-filled personalised party bags for any occasion but specialising in children’s celebrations. Knowing only too well as a parent how stressful it can be to source, shop, and fill party bags with great items instead of throw-away toys, I wanted to make the process a dream rather than a nightmare so Party Bag Online was born.  My bags contain no sweets or chocolates.

Wedding Night Hotel

Broome Park Hotel

The historical Broome Park Estate was established during the reign of Charles I and has, as its centrepiece, a magnificent Grade 1 listed Mansion House. The house was completed around 1638 and is one of the finest examples of Carolean architecture in England. Each one of our Mansion House Suites is individually designed, offering beautiful views across the estate including the gardens and championship golf course. 
 
The hotel has remained open throughout the lockdown period for our National Heroes, the NHS and Key Workers and we are very happy to be able to support this competition. 

Prosecco

Angela - Prosecco Truck

Prosecco Trucks are excited and proud to be part of such an amazing event.  Planning a wedding is one of the most amazing times of your life but also one of the most expensive where many couples have to compromise on maybe areas they don’t want to compromise.  This incredible gift to one lucky NHS  worker will allow them to have the most beautiful wedding they deserve.

 
Prosecco Trucks have been going for 3 years now and we are so excited to be attending this special event.  Our NHS staff have finally been recognised in a year we would have thought unimaginable just a few months ago.  We feel very lucky and proud to be part of this ‘thank you’!

Bridal Dress

Jodi Bridal

We are a family at Jodi Bridal, A family business that was established almost 30 years ago in the heart of Maidstone, serving countless brides to be. We are stockists of some of the worlds most renowned wedding dress designers such as Stella York and Maggie Sottero.

We are so honoured to be a part of this amazing day to say thank you, not only for the NHS supporting us throughout this pandemic, but for supporting us throughout our lives and being there for each and every one of us.

Thank you, you are appreciated and we are so grateful to have such an amazing NHS

Much Love the Jodi Team

Groomsmen Suit Hire

Jodi Bridal

We are proud to support such a worthy cause and what better way than making sure your groomsmen look just as dashing on the big day in tailored hire wear.

Thank you for all you are doing x

Bridal Dress Alterations

The Kent Bridal Alteration Co

We are a team of couture bridal seamstresses, with decades of experience in altering wedding dresses and making them perfect for the big day.

We would be honoured to make any necessary adjustments to the dream dress for the big day ! just our little way of saying thank you.

Thank you for being there, thank you for supporting us, Thank you for everything you do

Mobile Bar Hire

Nina - Mobile Bar Hire

We are thrilled to be taking part in this amazing NHS wedding giveaway. We have watched the news every night and watched the amazing NHS staff battle through this awful pandemic and have clapped for them every Thursday evening. So to be able to give someone who has worked so hard on the frontline an amazing wedding day we jumped at the chance. Thank you to all the NHS staff.

Neon Sign Hire

Nina - Neon Sign Hire

We are so excited to part of this wonderful competition to give one of our NHS hero’s a dream wedding day. We are so grateful for the hard work and dedication of those working on the frontline, now and always. 🌈❤️

Event Planning

Abha - VLW Events

I am forever grateful for the work done by the wonderful and self less NHS workers when treating their patients and saving lives, especially because I have my own NHS hero at home, my mother! 
 
It is my privilege to be a part of this amazing project where all of the suppliers have just one aim, to ensure one of our worthy and deserving NHS heroes have the most amazing wedding, where the planning and cost is all taken care of!

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