Hampshire Sussex wedding magazine

DIY Details

March 31, 2016 | News

By Rosie Watson, Roses All Over www.rosesallover.co.uk As a supplier in the wedding industry I’m used to spending time looking after the details of other people’s big days so when it came to organising my own wedding I already had some pretty firm ideas on what I wanted it to look like. I’m not a naturally ‘crafty’ person so the thought of hand-sewing lavender bags for 80 guests only for them to languish in a sock drawer gathering dust or, gulp – even worse – be LEFT BEHIND ON THE TABLES filled me with dread. They say the devil is…

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Lisa’s Frocks

March 30, 2016 | News

I came across Lisa Sheridan at a Belles Events wedding fair in 2013. I was blown away by the rail of beautiful dresses before me. All vintage inspired, different fabrics – from polka dots to florals – and all different styles. Of course this was just to showcase her collection but I say hey, put your bridesmaids in mismatching florals… or choose a fabric and have different styles to suit each girl. Lisa is a trained ladies wear designer and even while studying she was designing dresses inspired by 1930s lingerie. Lisa previously designed lingerie and swimwear for M&S where…

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The Icing on the Cake

March 29, 2016 | News

Everything stops for tea… Surrey-based Dani, founder of The Icing on the Cake, used her maternity leave to work on starting her pop-up tea party catering business. Two years later the business has gone from strength to strength with Dani and her team working on weddings, baby showers, children’s parties and other private events. “My baby shower doubled up as my launch party” Dani laughs. “Seven and a half months pregnant I hosted a vintage tea party in the top floor of a wine bar where I catered for 35 of my favourite ladies”. Dani combined her passion for baking with…

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Helen’s Playlist

March 26, 2016 | News

Fifteen of my absolute favourite songs. For your first dance or late night tequila fuelled love ins Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams Paul Simon – Obvious Child Elton John – Bennie & the Jets The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way Wilson Phillips – Hold On Rodriguez – Sugar Man Noisettes – Never Forget You Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy Duane Eddy – Blueberry Hill Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton – Islands In The Stream Paul Simon – Diamonds On The…

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Caravanilla – Ice Cream with a Sprinkling of Nostalgia

March 25, 2016 | News

  Doily Days are partial to weddings, ice cream and quirky retro caravans, so imagine the excitement when Caravanilla drove onto the scene, combining all three. Chichester based Caravanilla run their ice cream business from Olive, a beautifully restored 1960s Cheltenham Fawn caravan with a vintage feel inside and out.  Olive is available to hire for weddings, birthdays, parties, fetes or any kind of get together.  Wherever she goes, Olive is guaranteed to make people smile; serving up organic ice cream with a sprinkling of nostalgia. The caravan’s restoration was a six month labour of love completed over winter 2013…

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Doily’s Bar

March 24, 2016 | News

We love working on our magazine but we missed being at weddings! We missed meeting the caterers, the photographers, seeing your creative ideas, smelling your flowers, watching your first dance, laughing at your dad’s speech… So we decided to get back out there! “What do all good weddings need?” we thought… and being the booze hounds that we are, we decided on a bar. The full pop-up set comprises vintage wallpapered walls; complete with antlers, flying ducks and record covers, a fridge, and our 1950s ‘boat’ cocktail bar. It’s a fun backdrop for photos and a practical solution for a…

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Jessica Milberg Photography

March 23, 2016 | News

An Intimate Relationship… with your photographer When it comes to wedding photography there is far more to the investment than just the money.  You may not realise it when you sit down to look at photographers’ websites (sometimes until your eyes blur), but your wedding photographer needs to also be invested in you.  And when I say invested I mean emotionally, psychologically, and whole-heartedly invested in you and your story.  Of all the people at your wedding, your photographer will be with you the entire time.  They will be in the midst of the emotions that will run throughout the…

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Plush Tents Glamping Wedding Venue

March 22, 2016 | News

There’s a reason it’s called the ‘great’ outdoors and the team at Plush Tents are proud to offer an idyllic wedding venue that plays no small part in making memories that last a lifetime. Their site can be found in a woodland copse at the foot of the South Downs and they’re proud to offer the best of both worlds; as well as the beautiful surroundings, they offer sumptuous yurts and cosy beds meaning you can embrace nature in comfort. The feedback from those who have stayed on site is always glowing and word of what they offer is beginning…

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Rosemary Jane Designs

November 25, 2015 | News

Our in-house fashionista, Lottie Emerson, catches up with bridal designer Rosemary Jane Carne… For the majority of us women we dream about our perfect day. We think about the weather, the food, the late cancellations, the dress and of course the groom. We live in a dream world when it comes to our wonderful white dress, however there is a lady who makes those dreams into reality. Her name is Rosemary Jane Carne. A wedding dress designer who is inspired by 19th century fashion. A woman taught by her mother to read a butterick pattern when she was young. She…

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Tara Deighton

September 28, 2015 | News

Lottie Emerson catches up with bridal designer and Doily Days Advertiser Tara Deighton… When I was 13 years old my mother told me something I will never forget. ‘’When you are older you will have a job. Find one you love doing and it will bring you joy and it will make you proud. Then it will no longer feel like a job and you can be happy, doing what you love everyday’’ The lucky ones in this world have this. Tara Deighton is one of those people. Tara has been in the bridal world for 3 years, she designs…

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