Slindon College – Stylish Spring Fair

January 18, 2018 | News

Slindon College are opening their doors this spring to style-savvy couples looking for something a little bit different for their big day. If you’re planning a wedding that’s unique, unashamedly fun and hugely creative, you won’t want to miss The Spring Wedding Fair on Sunday 15th April 2018. Packed with the very best local wedding suppliers, handpicked for their creativity and uniqueness, it promises to be the ‘must see’ wedding fair in Sussex. If you’re looking to bringing your own personality to your wedding, then you must put this date in your diary. The fair will showcase handpicked, quality suppliers…

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Dolly's Beauty Parlour

Party Time

January 16, 2018 | News

At the end of last year I threw a supplier party to celebrate 10 issues of the magazine. It was brilliant to see so many of my advertisers and supplier friends all under one roof. Everyone made such an effort; coming from afar, staying in hotels and going to town with their outfits. We’re all small businesses who spend plenty of time social networking but don’t get to see each other much, so it was a great excuse to dust off our heels and have a few glasses of fizz. Manic Stage Productions provided a fire dancer, Emma, who braved…

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Watercress Line Bridal Shoot

All Aboard the Bridal Train…

January 14, 2018 | News

Today we’re delighted to share a beautiful styled shoot with you. It was organised by photographer Hana Laurie so over to Hana to tell you more: “I absolutely adore steam trains ever since I moved to a flat opposite the Watercress Line in Alton, and have been delighting in the whistles, huffs and puffs and waving at strangers ever since. It’s nostalgic in its smells and sounds, and the heritage teams at The Watercress Line have worked tirelessly to make sure it looks stunning too. What finer opportunity then to buy myself an all day train ticket on the business account…

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Wedding Speech

Making a Feature of Wedding Speeches

January 12, 2018 | News

Today we’re featuring an old magazine article written for us by The Wedding Speech Guru. We initially featured it in issue 4 way back in 2014 and then we celebrated it in our special issue in 2016. It’s a brilliant, useful and timeless article. Show it to your dad, your groom and the best man. They will thank you (and us) when their speech goes down a storm… Over to Robin: Being at a picture perfect wedding often feels like being in a feature film. You have a stunning setting, a gorgeous leading lady, a dashing leading man and at…

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Fun Family festival wedding

Family Friendly Festival Fun

January 10, 2018 | News

  Kathryn & James Pierce embraced the festival theme to celebrate their big day but not because it was ‘en trend’, simply because it suited them and their guests. With over 50 kids on the guest list they needed to make sure there was something to occupy them all day… football, photo booth, bouncy castle, face painting. We’re willing to bet those 50 kids slept well that night and had the best day EVER! “We are quiet creative / visual people and like to think a bit differently to others.” “Re the dress – I didn’t fancy anything too girly,…

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Food styling

Delicious Styling Ideas

January 8, 2018 | News

Weddings are such theatrical events these days and a real opportunity for the caterer to get involved with styling. You eat with your eyes don’t you? And I’m sure a macaron tastes better when eaten off a stick plucked from a bed of moss… The amazing Kalm Kitchen have shared some of their extravagant set-ups for us. Botanical patisserie bar set up – photo by Philippa Sian. Flowers by Hannah Berry. Kebab stall – photo by Philippa Sian. Flowers by Hannah Berry. Doughnut wall – Photo by Marianne Taylor Pretzel wall – Photo by Philippa Sian Copper arch patisserie bar set up…

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Margot's Wedding Logo

Who’s Margot?

January 6, 2018 | News

Happy new year everyone! How are we all feeling about the year ahead? I’m looking forward to finally shaking off this horrible illness I’ve had since Boxing Day and feeling fully mind, body and spirit READY! At the moment, I have to say, I’m still in ‘sofa and film with a big bag of Maltesers’ mode. I’ve managed to get the name change business underway though! I honestly didn’t know where to start with it all, or what to do first, but once I’d announced it and put the new logo out on social media everything else quickly followed. There…

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Woodland Wedding

Real Wedding – Relaxed Country Vibes

January 4, 2018 | News

Polly & Jon were married at Two Woods in Sussex. The theme of their day was ‘relaxed country vibes’ and she designed her wedding dress with her sister. “We wanted a really chilled fun wedding where we, and our guests, could have an enjoyable day in the beautiful Sussex countryside.” “We used a lot of blue and selected mixed blue floral prints to fit in with the relaxed country vibe.” “My sister made my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, we made the bunting together, I designed my own wedding invitations and stationery, my dad made signposts, my step-mum did my…

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buying a vintage wedding dress

How to Buy a Vintage Wedding Dress

January 2, 2018 | News

Today we’re pleased to bring you a guest blog post from Jacky Doyle of Sixpenny Bride. Jacky is sharing her knowledge and experience when it comes to buying a vintage wedding dress… over to Jacky: Finding your dream wedding dress can be a daunting process, a little stressful maybe. After all, in this #Insta- famous world of social media you’ll be bombarded with images of every conceivable shape and style of dress that seem to change with the season so it all becomes a bit of a confetti bomb blur! Getting married to your one and only is not only…

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Southsea bridal shoot

Eco Seaside & Skate themed styled shoot

December 22, 2017 | News

Vicky Heard, wedding planner from Hampshire-based Hooray for the Day organised a quirky seaside & skate-themed shoot using local independent suppliers. They focused on being as eco as possible; using recycled paper, Tropic cruelty-free make-up and DIY decor using seaweed, stones and driftwood which was also incorporated into the flowers.  The Bridal Suite in Fareham specialises in plus sizes and model Chantelle beautifully shows off one of their gowns. “I love the street art in Southsea” says Vicky “so I wanted to utilise this as much as possible in the shoot”. Photos were taken in Southsea, Portsmouth at the Hot…

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