Anna Pumer Photography

Exciting NEW ‘Personal Branding’ event

April 4, 2018 | News

I’m super excited about this! In less than a month we’re hosting a brand new event in association with Not Your Average HQ It’s being held at NYAID’s awesome, industrial-style hub in Partridge Green, West Sussex. Kelly and I wanted to do something together, some form of networking event but we wanted to do something a little different. We could have done talks about social media or SEO but quite frankly it felt a little boring and corporate. We wanted to get really personal and have some fun so we decided to create a personal branding workshop! I’ve worked with literally thousands…

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France Wedding

House Party Wedding in France

March 31, 2018 | News

Today we’ve delved into the archives to bring you one of our favourite real weddings. We featured it in issue 4 and it appeared again in our special issue. It’s timeless! Jon and Pippa Cooke from London tied the knot with an intimate party of fifty at her parents’ house in South West France. “The embroidery inspiration on my Valentino inspired dress came from my favourite flowers and plants – Lavender and Wisteria” “A lot of the props were bought from the French brocantes, chandeliers from ebay and the majority from our own home!” “We used old vintage medicine bottles…

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Wedding Venue

Supplier Spotlight – Petal & Feast

March 29, 2018 | News

This might sound like a strange thing to say at the beginning of an article, but Petal & Feast aren’t for everyone. If you’re looking for formal, they probably won’t be your bag. They don’t do black uniforms or tiny, fancy canapes with caviar and micro-herbs. Instead they wear comfortable, floral tea dresses and their sumptuous food has a rustic, alfresco vibe. As well as catering they also offer flowers and they run their own venue; The Secret Barn. Above photo by Joanna Brown Food: The food is hearty, generous and wholesome and is served in a relaxed rustic, vintage-y…

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Wedding First Dance

The All Important First Dance 

March 26, 2018 | News

Today we feature a guest post from Mister Kanish. Read on for some valuable top tips if you’re thinking about first dance etiquette and song choices! Hello, I’m Chris from wedding band Mister Kanish and being in a wedding band has meant I have seen and performed hundreds of first dances. I’ve also talked to loads of brides and grooms-to-be who are nervous about dancing in front of all of their friends or have no idea what song to pick.  I think the first dance is one of the most important parts of the wedding day for a number of…

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Dome Worthing

Margot’s Wedding Fair!

March 23, 2018 | News

I’ve previously organised a wedding fair in Chichester (A Very Nice Day with Vintage & Very Nice) and I’ve hosted The Wonderous Wedding Fair in Southsea for two years running (with The Vintage Parade). This year it’s time to go it alone! It’s MY party (well it’s Margot’s Party but she’s basically my alter ego). The event is being held at The Dome in Worthing on Sunday 30th September. It’s funny how it’s come about because it was me who put the Dome in touch with Kelly from Belle’s Events years ago. I was always there when Kelly hosted her…

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Wedding furniture and props

Warehouse, Wedfest and Workshops…

March 21, 2018 | News

Today we hand over to Kelly from Not Your Average I Do to talk us through their upcoming events and workshops… Forever on the hunt for something different and unusual to offer our beautiful couples, we came across the most stunning field in Uckfield, Sussex – hardly heard of and barely used. With its own enchanted woodland area, perfect for ceremonies, and a huge expanse of land perfect for creating a wedding festival complete with tipis, marquees and fabulous props… we couldn’t believe our luck – what a gem. Not Your Average Field was born! A perfect blank canvas to…

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Helen Ruff Margot's Wedding

Editor’s Note: Issue 11 is OUT!

March 17, 2018 | News

Hello! I’m very pleased to report that issue 11 is now very much live and kicking! So much so that you can read it online by clicking here right now. It’s also out in paper form and is being distributed at a Hampshire wedding fair as we speak. I’ll be heading to The Little Star Events fair in Petersfield tomorrow as well as the Upwaltham Barns fair. I can’t wait to see some familiar faces and start getting the issue into the hands of couples. As well as the new magazine we have also launched our new supplier directory. It’s…

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Wedding Drinks

My Wedding!

March 14, 2018 | News

Did I get your attention? No, sadly I’m not getting married but I thought it might be fun to get myself into ‘bride’ mode and explore some ideas for my perfect (imaginary) wedding. Full disclaimer: I don’t even have a boyfriend. Colours – I think it has to be fun, bright colours. Theme – Quirky but timeless. (Above photo credits: Olivia Judah, Laura McClusky, Olivia Judah) Rings – I’d investigate workshops where you can make your own rings. I think that’s a lovely and meaningful activity for you to do with your beau in the run up to the nuptials. Check…

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Wedding Food

2018 Foodie Trends

March 12, 2018 | News

Want to do things a little differently when it comes to menus and presentation? Tapenade, one of the country’s top event caterers shares this year’s hottest trends: Gourmet Comfort Food – We’ve seen a rise in brides asking for refined comfort food like mac ‘n’ cheese or pie & mash. Food Trucks – This festival wedding theme is going from strength to strength. DIY Food & Drink Stations – Shake a cocktail or build your own burgers. Pairing & Sharing – Serving a selection of mini pairings such as oysters and mini bloody marys is growing more popular. Mix &…

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Gold Bridal Shoot Hastings

Gold Styled Shoot

March 9, 2018 | News

We’re revisiting a styled shoot from our archives today. I coordinated this shoot in Hastings back in 2015 (when I was heavily pregnant) with some beautiful models and some very talented industry folk. The theme was gold to celebrate our special edition magazine (limited copies are still available to buy by clicking here). One of my all time favourite photos ever is the one of the girls with the sailor… he wasn’t a model, just a random passer by walking his dogs! Classic. I love Hastings for it’s classic seaside nostalgia; quirky amusements, traditional cafes and fish & chip shops…

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