In A Nutshell
Founded in 2016 by Charlotte Courage Pike, and now newly rebranded for 2020, The Wedding Scene offers a multitude of wedding planning resources designed to empower you in your wedding planning.
With Charlotte’s years of experience and knowledge of the wedding show industry, The Wedding Scene have everything you could possibly need to realise your wedding goals and find the perfect suppliers to make them happen.
Charlotte and her team host large-scale independent wedding shows throughout the South West, designed to inspire, inform and deliver to make huge strides on your to-book list.
Through their new and improved 2020 supplier wedding directory, you can also rest assured that all suppliers are reputable, trustworthy and passionate about their work, passing a vetting five-point checking system.
As well as working closely with suppliers, The Wedding Scene post content for their wedding blog, offering a great line-up of styled shoots to inspire, tips to help your planning and how-to’s to help stretch your budget.
Why do you want to work with us?
All of our wedding shows are same-sex couple friendly but we’re seeking to create an environment where LGBTQ+ wedding planning is the expected norm.
In other words, no awkward questions from suppliers as to whether you’re a bridesmaid or best man.
Our LGBTQ+ focused wedding shows in Bournemouth and Portsmouth will only contain suppliers with experience of same-sex weddings and display imagery and products that are more relatable to your love story.
What is your approach to weddings?
Here at The Wedding Scene, we don’t do things by halves – attention to detail is paramount.
We love chic, well-styled events, leaning towards luxury boho styles, but heck, sometimes you need a bit of sparkle in your life too!
What do you love about what you do?
We love inspiring couples and later connecting them with their perfect wedding suppliers.
We only ever organise independent large-scale wedding shows, so we are able to host multiple suppliers of the same category, enabling you to have access to a maximum diversity of styles and price-points.
Plus, because it’s an independent show, you can hunt for everything from venues to honeymoons (and everything in between) without feeling antsy about not getting wed at that venue.
What’s your favourite wedding reading?
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – it’s our belief that marriage should be solidly based on friendship. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend and the words of this reading speak to my heart.
What’s your favourite wedding song?
What a tough question! A great all-rounder is Fall For You by Holly Maher, it’s a bit folksy, but it’s super cute and it just makes your heart feel happy.
What is your travel policy?
Sadly, you have to come to us (unless you have a living room big enough for a wedding show, then, by all means, get in touch!) but we have shows throughout Somerset, Dorset & Hampshire – with Wiltshire, Devon & Gloucestershire next on our list.