‘Tidy Wild’ Real Wedding at Firle Place

December 13, 2019 | real wedding, Sussex Wedding, Wedding Venue

Ellie and Jonathan’s wedding theme focused around wild flowers, brown paper, wood and greenery. They wanted as many people to celebrate with them as possible and Firle Place offered the rustic yet formal feel they were looking for. Ellie has been kind enough to share details of her planning journey, top tips and supplier list… Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. Definitely having as many people there as we possibly could and for everyone to have a really good time! We decided good times = good people + plenty…

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The Boat Shed @ Salt – 8 Ideas to Inspire

Margot’s Wedding are managing weddings at brand new Hampshire wedding venue, The Boat Shed @ Salt. Our exciting launch wedding fair is taking place on 8th March where they’ll be plenty of unique inspiration from talented local suppliers. In the meantime here are some ideas we love… Pie & Mash A couple who recently viewed for an October wedding wanted pie and mash from local independent record store/pie restaurant Pie & Vinyl. We thought that was an ace idea for cosy autumn vibes. They even do cana-pies (see what they did there?) as mini morsels to accompany reception drinks. We…

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Supplier Spotlight – The Safari Pizza Company

It’s hard to believe The Safari Pizza Company only launched this year. I’ve been following their journey on social media and they’ve been super busy (they even managed to casually squeeze in their own wedding!) At the moment you’ll find the African-themed pizza Land Rover popping up at local markets selling their special Christmas pizza; brie, cranberry sauce, caramelised onion and pigs in blankets. YUUUUM (don’t attempt to read this post if you haven’t had lunch yet). We caught up with Sussex- based founders Alex and Alica to find out about their food as well as the inspiration behind their…

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The Big Red Box – Audio Guest Book

The Big Red Box is the world’s only audio guest book. Housed in a beautifully handcrafted, life-sized replica of the iconic British red telephone box, it’s fun, interactive and uses state-of-the-art technology to capture the essence of an event. Founder and Chief Inventor Rebecca Uttley has produced events for over 20 years. She’s worked as a PA to the rich and famous, as a wedding planner, Art Director for Secret Cinema and she once owned an antiques shop. Over to Rebecca to tell us more… The idea for an audio guest book came about whilst planning a wedding for a…

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How Interior Trends are Influencing Weddings

It makes complete sense to me! I love interiors and I love weddings so why should they be separated? We invest in pieces for our home that we want to look at every day, and the styling of your wedding day should give you the same feeling. It has always been a great starting point for me; I spend hours pinning interior inspiration, which I then filter through to my wedding designs. The current trend for lots of floral patterns, clashing prints and chintz makes me very happy as I love using this style within my weddings. When couples start…

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Getting to know… Barbara K Photography

Today we get to know North London-based photographer Barbara K. The about page on her website reads: “I’m French but I’m nice. It simply means that the first time we meet, there will be an awkward moment when I hesitate between shaking your hand, giving you a hug or politely bowing… also, occasionally I’ll be calling ‘cufflinks’, ‘handcuffs’. Q. What makes you happy? A. The simple pleasures of life: a sunny morning, a nice cup of coffee, birds singing, trees in bloom, a good laugh, a chat with a friend… you get the idea. Q. What does a perfect weekend…

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The Notebook Styled Shoot @ Gins Barn

At the moment, with everything I’m doing with The Boat Shed, I’m drawn to anything coastal and nautical… so when Tasha Mae contacted me with this styled shoot I jumped at the chance to feature it. I just love the arty, elegant interior of Gins Barn. It’s so inviting with its high beamed ceilings, muted colour palate and faded grandeur. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the amazing flowers with the oars (I think we’ll be borrowing that idea for The Boat Shed!) and can we take a minute to appreciate the chickens who put in an appearance please? It’s always really…

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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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