Approved Suppliers


For your wedding at The Old Milking Parlour, the bar, the caterer and the marquee (if you have a marquee) MUST* come from our list of Approved Suppliers below. The reason for this is that we have on file all the legal and insurance paperwork relating to these specially chosen suppliers - and we are confident that they will give our valuable couples absolutely top-rate service and the best value for money. Just chat to these superb suppliers and book your choice.


Please rest assured that these suppliers are people and companies who have previously done a superb job for our wonderful wedding couples and have been specially chosen for their honesty, reliability and value for money.


Please also be assured that we do not receive any commission from - nor do we make any charge to - these suppliers to be on our approved list. They are chosen completely on merit.



Outside Bars Dorset (Chris Young)

The Paddock Bar - horse box and indoor (Gemma and Lee)

The Digby Tap (Nick Sargent)



Dorset Delights Catering (Alice and Louise Conway)

Victoria O'Brien Cakes, Bakes and Catering (Victoria O'Brien)

Dorset Porkers Hog Roast

Pieminister (Faye and Katie)

Hostaroast - Else Family Butchers - banquet catering and evening hog roast/BBQ -

Country Plate Catering (Sophie Miles)

Dikes Kitchen Event Catering

Ethic Street Pizza (Fi)

Fairfoods (Clare Persey) - vegetarian and vegan catering

Helen Furness Catering Ltd. (Helen Furness)

Great Tastes Barbecues and Sharing Platters

Black Cat Catering - Grazing Platters/Boxes/Buffets - (Sarah)



Maidman's Marquees (David Brooker)

Ernest G Hart Marquees (Jon Ross)

The Marquee Hire Company

The Southern Tipi Co



Other Preferred Suppliers

Hand-made Artisan Genuine Italian Gelato

Bo Bom Gelato (Marilena and Luca)



Boogie Wookie (Kirsty)

The Clementynes (Tom Clements)

Daniel Benisty (Danny)

Chris Toyne - Barn Dance, Ceilidh (with caller) - 01963 210 403

Skylark Live Music (Leona Passow)


Dinner, Acoustic and Atmosphere Music

Boogie Wookie Live Acoustic Lounge (Kirsty)

Wedding Guitarist (Dave Roberts)

Tom Clements Acoustic (Tom Clements)

Daniel Benisty: pianist/singer (Danny)

Skylark Acoustic (Leona Passow)



Siona Stockel

String Quartets

Keysworth String Quartet (Michael Moorsom)


Ed Wren (Ed)


 Atma 'cello and Guitar Duo



The Bath Magician (Grant Maidment)

Cartoonists and Caricaturists

Cornwall Caricatures (Cassie Kemp) - hilarious live portraits of you and your wedding guests -

Outside Entertainment (bouncy castles, fun fair stalls, skittles etc.)

Funtasia (Russel and Louise)


Owl Ring-Bearers and Birds of Prey

FAB Falconry (Florence Barker)


Wedding Air Shows (yes, really)

Yakovlevs Display Team (Matt Kitson)


Wedding Co-ordinators/Planners

Tasha-Mae Wedding and Events Co-ordinator (Tasha Gilchrist)

Leanna Elizabeth Weddings (Leanna Haskill)


Bell Tents

Wild Revive - Lotus Bell Tents (Natalie Ward-Jollie)


Hay and Straw Bales

Mike Kerby - Bagber, Sturminster Newton - 078 16 601 538


Wedding Stationery

From Sally with Love (Sally Harflett)

Sophie Amelia Designs (Sophie Sullivan)


Photo Booths

The Little Red Bus (Laura Farmer)

Bloc Photo Booths (Matt and Becky)


Props and Venue Styling

Swingletree Vintage China Hire (Mandy Hart) - Props and Styling -

Sweet Pea Wedding and Event Hire (Lisa Discombe) Prop hire for DIY & rustic weddings

5 Star Celebrations  (Jill Bowen and Jess Mason)


Beauty and Make Up

In Harmony Beauty Salon (Lisa Galvani)

Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Make-up (Mel)

Marybeth Trigwell Bridal Hair and Make-up (Marybeth)



Lauren Gosling Bridal Hair Specialist

Bridal Hair in Hampshire (Michelle Crosser)

Marybeth Trigwell Bridal Hair and Make-up (Marybeth)

Sapphire Styling (Wendy)



Tessa's Tiaras (Tessa Corney)



The Somerset Celebrant (Carol Smith)

Celebrant, MC and DJ - Roger Knight


Wedding Dresses

Exclusively Yours Bridal Boutique (Kayleigh Harty)

Bridal Reloved (Kate Rushall)


Wedding Cakes

Joanna Pyda Cake Studio

Ice Maiden Cakes (Julie Gibson)

Midnight Cake Creations (Teresa Baxter)

Dainty Bakes (Megan)



James and Kerrie Photography (James and Kerrie)

Cummins Photography (Charlene Cummins)

TP Photography (Greg Thurtle)

Malthouse Photography (Mark Cornwell)

Photography by Chantel (Chantel Fudge)

Stephanie Atkins Photography (Stephanie Atkins)

Jasmine Shiner Photography shiner photography



Old Chapel Flowers (Sue Carter)

Twigs and Twine Floral Design (Laura and Ella)

Flourish and Grace (Zoe)

The Flower Shed (Lea)

The English Florist (Oonagh)


Silk Flowers

Pene Dene Flowers (Pene Dene)


Bridal Cars

Lovebug Wedding Cars - VW Beetle wedding car - (Maxine and Paul Jones) -


Wedding Transport for Guests

Lewis Coaches - vintage 1940s coaches - (Mark Withers) 01963 363 787

Excelsior Coaches -



Thompson Wedding Videos (Becky Maidment)


DJs and Discos

DJ Nick Burrett (Nick Burrett)

Max's Sentient Juke Box (Max Jones)

DJ Roger Knight (Roger Knight)

TJS Discos (Paul)



Bridge House B and B Henstridge (Wayne and Wendy) 01963 362 796

Clockhouse B and B (Christine Drake)

The Ship Inn at West Stour (Gavin Griggs)

Gable Cottage B and B (Lorna Julius-Sadler) -


Also: Best Western Hotel at Shaftesbury and Premier Inn at Wincanton