Our Wedding Blogs

Whether you want to dig deeper into your big day with musings from your host Geoffrey, or learn more about some of our suppliers this is place to look.

Observations from the Matara Team

The Matara Team lives and breathes weddings, and they know Matara inside out. Learn about what motivates them, what they love about Matara and how to have your best day.

Leaving the Everyday Behind

Leave the Everyday Behind Matara welcomes you to come and experience it’s gardens and parklands. As you explore you will pass through gates, arches and doorways. Passing each threshold will take you to a new world, escaping ordinary life.  This has been inspired by traditional Chinese gardens where arches and gates are used to symbolize […]

Grown not Flown Wedding Flowers

GROWN, NOT FLOWN, WEDDING FLOWERSFresh Blooms on your wedding day are a MUST for almost every couple. Have you considered where those fresh blooms come from? The majority of flowers available worldwide are flown in from Holland, Africa, and South America. Most are heavily treated with chemicals and fertilizers, have no scent and arrive at […]

Tropical Vibes, Minimalism & a Smaller Footprint

TROPICAL VIBES, MINIMALISM & A SMALLER FOOTPRINTThere are so many things to consider when planning your wedding. Many of us want to make a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint, in life and on our big day. And even though you are choosing to get married in England, it’s lovely to have a tropical, […]

White Dresses Green Weddings

White Dresses and Green Weddings With awareness of the environmental challenges we face, people are becoming more thoughtful and starting to look at the impact their wedding might have on the environment.Your wedding day is a perfect opportunity to share your green values and practises with trusted family and friends.We invite you to join us […]

Getting to know Suppliers 

Choosing the perfect supplier is hard. We have asked some of our preferred suppliers to answer our version of the Proust Questionnaire to help you learn a bit more about them.

Photographers

Peter Smart | Wedding Photography

Peter Smart | Wedding Photographer  Peter Smart answers Matara Centre’s version of the Proust questionnaire. What is your idea of the perfect wedding?Well organised and planned so the bride and groom are not stressed on their wedding day.What is your greatest fear when you are working on a wedding?I have no fear.What is your best trait that […]

Martin Dabek | Wedding Photography

Martin Dabek | Wedding Photographer Martin Dabek reveals photographing the wedding itself its a small part of all the tasks that have to be done by a professional wedding photography.What is your idea of the perfect wedding?Guests with sense of humour, outdoor ceremony, live music (sounds like Matara wedding!) and basically where couples put their personality and […]

Miki Studios | Wedding Photography

Miki Studios | Wedding Photographer Ash Davenport from Miki Photography talked to us about what he hopes to capture when shooting weddings…What is your idea of the perfect wedding?It doesn’t matter how much money you spend on your wedding, how many guests attend, or how big your dress is. The only thing that matters is that the […]

Florists

Grown not Flown Wedding Flowers

GROWN, NOT FLOWN, WEDDING FLOWERSFresh Blooms on your wedding day are a MUST for almost every couple. Have you considered where those fresh blooms come from? The majority of flowers available worldwide are flown in from Holland, Africa, and South America. Most are heavily treated with chemicals and fertilizers, have no scent and arrive at […]

The Wilde Bunch | Florist

The Wilde Bunch | Florist The Wilde Bunch discusses breaking the rules with the desire to create a unique design for every bride. What is your idea of the perfect wedding?Getting a challenging design right for a Bride. The more original…the more fun for us…it’s our desire to create a unique design for every bride.What is your […]

The Great British Florist | Florist

The Great British Florist | FloristThe Great British Florist explains how flowers will be original, expressive, and will be created to work with your ideas and themes for your day.What is your idea of the perfect wedding?Wild – lots of foliage, feathers, candlelight beautiful blooms and lots of laughter! 
What is your greatest fear when you […]

Jenny Fleur | Florist

Jenny Fleur | FloristJenny Fleur loves working with natural seasons of flowers and describes what she believes to be the special touches to your special day.What is your idea of the perfect wedding? A relaxed, informal day, outside on the beach or by the coast surrounded by family and friends – I grew up in Cornwall […]

Videographers

White Villa Films | Videography

White Villa Films | Videography White Villa Films talks about the value of wedding films which are so often overlooked and why they should be given more thought. What is your idea of the perfect wedding?The perfect wedding for us as videographers really revolves around having that energy and genuine happiness present. With this everything else just […]

Music Wedding Video | Videography

Music Wedding Video | VideographyKev from Music Wedding Video opens up about immersing himself within the day and capture it as it unfolds documentary style.What is your idea of the perfect wedding?A perfect wedding is one that the couple loves, loves, loves. The couple need to make the conscious decision that they have done everything in […]

Hair & Make-up

Forget Me Not | Wedding Hair Stylist

Forget Me Not | Hair StylistKirsty Smith from Forget Me Not Wedding hair specialists shares where she draws her inspiration from and what she can’t live without in her job.What is your idea of the perfect wedding?My idea of a perfect wedding is for the sun to be shining and all my dearest family and friends […]

Natalie Ricciardi | Make-Up Artist

Natalie Ricciardi | Make-Up Artist James Fear puts down his camera to answer our version of the Proust questionnaire. Read on to find out who he most admires and what he would do without a camera.What is your idea of the perfect wedding?Everything running as smoothly as possible and being around happy, relaxed peopleWhat is your greatest […]

Entertainment

Darren Campbell | Wedding Entertainer

Darren Campbell | Magician  Award-winning magician speicialising in engaging, interactive close up magic answers our Proust questionnaire. What is your idea of the perfect wedding? Two people in love surrounded by friends and family who love them. Basically a lot of love!! What is your greatest fear when you are working on a wedding? Forgetting one of […]