Emily & Edd’s Bijou Country Garden Cotswolds Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Our theme was laidback country garden. Our colours were lots of green, with touches of white and grey. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. My husband and I have been together for 10 years. We thought it was about time that we got married. As a wedding photographer I didn’t want to have a big wedding. We both wanted something small and relaxed with just our closest family and friends. Q. How did you chose your venue and suppliers?…

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Draw My Wedding

I met Tim King at Most Curious Wedding Fair in London this year. I loved his quirky offering, and his story. He told me the wedding business was a happy accident. He was doing a personal project, an illustration every day, and it just so happened he was going to rather a lot of weddings at the time! I think, alongside photography, this is such a brilliant was to capture the atmosphere and emotions of a wedding day. (Extracted from Issue 17). Capture Your Wedding Story with Reportage Illustration. Tim King is an award-winning reportage illustrator. His project ‘Drawn on…

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Featured Caterer – Q&A with Grate Catering & Events

(Featured caterer editorial extracted from Issue 17). Q. Hi Norm! We love Grate Catering & Events and everything you stand for. Please tell the readers what you’re all about… A. We’re a fire pit catering company where the produce is the focus of everything we do.  Our high welfare meat is always sourced from the South Downs or The New Forest.  Our vegetables are seasonal and sourced from as close to home as possible.  We also run a monthly supper club served at our kitchen table in Southsea.  This is where we get to cook some amazing local produce and…

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Q&A with Martha Holli’s founder Rachel Gisby

Q. Hi Rachel! We love Martha Holli’s. Please explain to the readers what you offer. A. At Martha Holli’s we offer handmade bespoke wedding cakes, afternoon tea catering, donut wall hire, macaron towers, wedding favours and vintage china hire. We have a lovely 1960s vintage caravan we use to serve our afternoon teas from which works great for outdoor summer weddings. Q. Who’s Martha Holli? Where did the name come from? A. The name came from the caravan. When I bought her, she was already named Martha and had a lovely vintage-style nameplate on the back. The caravan model is…

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Supplier Spotlight – Outside & Instant

I have always found other people’s lives interesting. How they live, their upbringing, how they got into their careers etc. I find creative people’s lives especially interesting because they’ve followed their passion and have actively created a life on their own terms. As we continue to live in lockdown and get back to basics, it’s a good time to reflect on life, what you’ve done, how you’ve got to where you are, whether you’re happy… and thinking about the direction your future will take. Today we focus our spotlight on Hampshire-based Outside & Instant, a husband and wife team who…

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Back Garden Wedding – Nicki and Joel

Recently, Hampshire-based wedding photographer Jason Williams provided a guest blog post for us. His Top Five Wedding Venues in Hampshire. His curve ball suggestion was ‘your own back garden’. “Let’s be real” says Jason, “weddings cost an awful lot, so it’s a great way to save serious moolah”. Jason is booked for three back garden weddings this year and these photos of Nicki and Joel’s back garden wedding last summer demonstrate what you cam acheive. Over to bride, Nicki… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. A ‘summer garden party’. After the ceremony, we held our reception…

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Issue 17 is OUT!

Blog posts are a bit all over the shop at the moment but it’s business as usual from next week (online at least!) We have some great content lined up for the next few months to keep you inspired and on track for wedding plans… I’m excited to say Issue 17 is now out online! So grab a cuppa and have a read… I’m in love with this issue’s front cover, and the whole shoot in general (pages 26-29). The shoot was coordinated by Alex from The Wonderous Wedding Fair/The Vintage Parade who is a great friend of mine. She’s…

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Margot and the big C…

March 18, 2020 | News, Wedding Industry

Sorry, it’s another post about Covid 19. I don’t know about you but I’m finding updates from businesses very interesting. The thing with this is everyone’s got a unique set of circumstances so it’s interesting to see what tack people are taking. Although it does seem like choices are rapidly being taken out of our hands. Personally I’m doing what I can today/tomorrow while my son’s at nursery because if (or should I say when) they close, it’s game over… for goodness knows how long. My son Rupert is four and he’s not the kind of kid who plays quietly…

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Six Top Barn Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Barn weddings are a popular choice, allowing you to take on a space as your own and apply an intimate, rustic theme. Once you’ve got your decorations, your lighting, your catering, and everything else sorted, it’s time to spare a thought for your entertainment. Getting the entertainment spot on can massively enhance your dream barn wedding. Thankfully, barn weddings offer such a broad appeal, that your choices for fitting entertainment are pretty broad. Below, we’ve picked our six top barn wedding entertainment ideas to help get you started. Acoustic and folk style bands Our top pick for a lively barn…

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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Hampshire

We hand over to Hampshire-based photographer Jason Williams for today’s guest post!.. Let’s be honest, there are quite literally hundreds of wedding venues in Hampshire. Personally, I think Hampshire is one of the best places in the UK for weddings. We’re blessed with beaches, forests, urban venues, and everything in between. It can be a little bewildering when trying to find the “perfect” venue when what defines perfect for one would be an idea of hell for someone else. Therefore, to come up with a definitive list of “the best” is impossible. What I’ve tried to do here is to…

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