Recommended Suppliers

Chris Poole Toastmaster Recommended Suppliers

It is always a pleasure when officiating at events, to come into contact with highly professional suppliers and entertainers. Listed below are a variety of people and companies who have really impressed me, and I hope that this section of my web site is helpful to you.

Photographers.
Steve Chatterton
A very efficient photographer, and a most courteous man.
www.stevechattertonphotography.moonfruit.com

David McGirr,
Brilliant, imaginative, photographer, with a friendly style.
www.davidmcgirr.com

Sarah Lauren Photography
Imaginative and unobtrusive, with a calm and friendly style
www.sarahlaurenphotography.com

Kerry Morgan
Not only is she highly professional, but she has a lovely personality, keeps to time, and achieves everything that is required with the minimum of fuss.
Telephone  0845  370  1770
www.kerrymorgan.com

Keith Thompson at Studio Rouge,
An artist with a camera, and has great style.
www.studiorougellc.com

Vincenzo at Weddingsposi
Vincenzo is a specialist in natural wedding photography. He creates a calm but confident atmosphere, with his lovely Italian style.
www.weddingsposi.com

Choosing your wine.
The Wine Explorer. This company actually has a wedding wine list, and of course is also happy to advise on Banquets, Dinners etc or even supplying for your own private enjoyment.
www.thewineexplorer.co.uk
Tel. 01926  633077

Cakes
The Cake Fairy. Janet Endean really impressed me, and I recommend you have a look at her web site www.thecakefairy.com
Winner of the Good Food Show’s design a cake for a celebrity chef.

Musical Entertainers.
Gwyn Jay Allen
Consumate professional with a beautiful voice. I bought his tribute to Louis Armstrong CD entitled “ I Love Louis”
www.myspace.com/gwynjayallen

ACM Gospel Choir
Varies in number according to your requirements, starting from six upwards. They created the most phenomenal atmosphere not only with their sound, but also their enthusiasm. I do hope our paths continue to cross, although there is always the risk you forget your own job as you get wrapped up in the atmosphere they create.
www.acmgospelchoir.co.uk

The Pink Champagne Sisters
A trio who bring sparkle and glamour in an act that specialises in the unmistakable sound of the 1940s. Something just that little bit different.
www.pinkchampagnesisters.com
Tel. 07799  222977

Caterers
Nicky Sherlock at Sherlock Parties is great, and the food and service is fantastic whether it be for corporate entertainment, or weddings. Tel. no. 01256  780544
www.sherlockparties.com

Magicians
My favourite is Fay Presto, who is arguably the most in-demand close up and caberet magician in the UK.
www.faypresto.com

Flowers
Cherubs are a fantastic company and nothing is too much trouble for Mark and James. Not only are they artistic and imaginative, but they are also great fun.
www.cherubsfloraldesign.com

Discotheques
The Orange Disco is a company I have worked with for over 30 years, and they gone from strength to strength in that time, primarily because they give exactly what the customer wants.

Ladies Dresswear
Crystal Boutique
39 Fleet Road,
Fleet,
Hants.
GU51  3PJ
Tel 01252  612575
www.crystalbtq@gmail.com

Specialising in special occasion wear, bridesmaid dresses, alternative wedding dresses, prom dresses, hats, shoes, bags and Jewellery etc. Most importantly, this in not so much my recommendation, but that of my wife!

Gentleman’s Formal Dress Hire.
Bartlett and Butcher,
The Tannery,
Vicarage Hill,
Alton,
Hants.
GU34  !HT

Tel.  01420  82033

Email  enquiries@bartlett-butcher.co.uk

I  am really impressed with this company, not only for the volume and variety of stock, but also the highly professional and personal service they provide. They would always be my first choice.

Wedding Venues

The Mansion House at Wokefield Park is a striking venue with a multitude of backdrops for photographs, and enormous versatility inside, so that every need can be catered for.
http://www.deverevenues.co.uk/en/venues/wokefield-park/weddings/