Real Wedding @ The Worthing Dome – Alison & Oisin

As you probably know, we’re affiliated with The Worthing Dome, we run wedding fairs there twice a year. We love seeing photos of real weddings at the venue, the dreamy beachy images are just so damn British and nostalgic! When one of our favourite wedding photographers, Photography by Paloma, contacted us with a beautiful child-centric real wedding, we had to share it with you. Here’s a Q&A with the happy couple, Alison & Oisin… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Relaxed family party Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the…

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Supplier Spotlight – Catch A Fire Pizza

November 14, 2019 | Hampshire Wedding, Wedding catering

Portsmouth-based Catch A Fire Pizza craft traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas using the best locally sourced ingredients. Pizzas are cooked street food-style in their mobile wood-fired oven. Owner Darren Patterson will work with you to produce a bespoke menu for your guests, you can choose your favourite toppings and why not give the pizzas personal names to go with your theme? Quite the talking point! If rustic and relaxed catering is the order of the day, speak to Darren about his menu options. More than just pizza… Despite the name, Darren doesn’t just offer pizza! He also offers canapes, pie & mash, BBQs,…

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Why do I need a Wedding Stylist?

November 12, 2019 | Styling, Top tips, Wedding stylist

Sally Gallis from Events by Design thinks a wedding stylist is worth their weight in gold… but she would right because she’s a wedding stylist?! Over to Sally to educate and convince you… A good stylist is like a little magical pixie who (from a guest’s point of view) pops in on the morning of your wedding, makes it all pretty and disappears again. From a couple’s point of view, it’s a bit different. They are still like a magical pixie, but sooooo much more too. You might be one of those people who have amazing ideas but just need…

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Updates from Margot’s HQ

Hi guys! Sorry for radio silence on the blog this week. I had a lovely real wedding lined up for Tuesday but I’ve been having some problems uploading the images. It’s all being sorted now, thank goodness for my brilliant developers. I thought I’d write a general post about what’s what here at Margot’s HQ i.e. what’s been happening, what’s coming next and what’s in store as we look forward to 2020. This week we’re finalising issue 16 and it’s due out on Monday. We’ve been collating adverts and editorial over the last few months and Jo (marvellous Jo from…

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Q&A with Phoebe Mulrooney of PHOHM

PHOHM is about creating moments of joy in real spaces. Phoebe Mulrooney creates unique and vibrant installations using artificial flowers and foliage… Q. In what way are your installations used at weddings? A. All the works are bespoke. I design and create installations to reflect each couple’s personal taste. My arrangements are versatile; the arches are a perfect setting to get married under, they are also used as a unique photo area or can be used as an entrance or walkway. My flower and foliage walls are ideal backdrops for photos at the reception. I can also create any kind…

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Freya & Matt – If the Shoe fits…

Celebrity shoe designer Freya Rose is based in our hometown of Southsea, Hampshire. She has recently launched ‘The Station at Freya Rose’ which is a one-stop-shop for occasions located at Freya Rose HQ. They’re stocking beautiful fashion brands as well as flowers and chocolates, and the best local hair stylists and make up artists are there to offer express services. The perfect solution if you’ve got a fancy event to go to… Freya married lawyer Matt Archer this year at the picturesque St Hubert’s Church in Idsworth, one of the oldest churches in the country. Freya’s own grandfather had been…

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Be True to You…

October 24, 2019 | News

A little advice from Ami of Lo & Behold Bespoke on planning a day that is utterly you… Weddings – “A ceremony where by two people are united in marriage”. We’ve all been to weddings and we all know what they ‘should’ be… Traditions and things you’ve got to do; rules, regulations, things you’ve got to wear and customs you need to adhere to? Simple right? It’s almost like you’ve got a checklist to work through… Do all these things in this order and ‘wham bam’ you’ve got yourself a perfect wedding… Well what if I told you no? Actually…

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Lisa Pascoe – On Love

Lisa Pascoe is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner with over five years’ experience, and is the host of Bravehearts Rising, a podcast for deep feelers, dreamers and empaths. As Lisa prepares to marry Bekky (very soon!) we asked her to contribute a piece on LOVE. Over to Lisa… While I loved the Little Mermaid as a child, I never grew up wanting the fairy tale romance. I didn’t dream of a big wedding and never wanted to be rescued. What I did crave, however, was marriage, Marks and Spencers and a mortgage. It sounds funny now but as an only…

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Supplier Spotlight – Confetti Coast Photography

One of my favourite things about my job is getting to know passionate small business owners and finding out their story. i.e. what led them to the wedding industry… It’s not always straight forward! For Kaz from Confetti Coast Photography, her journey into the wedding industry came through being made redundant from her IT job as Quality Manager, where there was no creative outlet. She and her husband Vince bought a clapped out VW splitscreen campervan (Sleepy Jean) from Oregon, which they had restored, and they started Vinnie’s Vintage Vehicles in 2013. “VWs hold my heart and fulfil my passion…

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Mighty Fine Design – Violet Paper Studio

October 16, 2019 | Wedding Stationery

Vicky, of Violet Paper Studio, designs bespoke wedding stationery. Although themes and styles can overlap, no two designs are ever the same. Today Vicky takes the time to offer us a little insight into her creative process… Chit Chat – Getting to know you is one of the most important parts of the whole process. Whether this be over a coffee in or near Brighton, or over the phone, this is where I get to hear about all the details of your day and establish the project aims. I love to hear about everything, from the colour scheme, flowers, decorations…

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