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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Competition Time!

December 19, 2017 | News

WIN bunting hire for you wedding day from Quirky Covers  ABOUT QUIRKY COVERS:  Quirky Covers is a chair cover hire company with a difference. Founded by Marsha Bennett, a soft furnisher, in 2015, It came about when she saw a gap in the market for chair covers that were not traditional lycra covers with organza bows. They make covers, bunting and napkins, from cherry-picked vintage fabrics, in their workshop by the river in West Sussex.  They have 150 covers available to hire, all glorious mis-matched prints as well as plain white ones made from vintage tablecloths. They fit the Cheltenham and Chavari chairs and they…

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Neon & Blush wedding decor

Decor by Neon & Blush

December 15, 2017 | News

We catch up with the Neon & Blush ladies about work/life balance, Fizz Fridays and girl crushes… How did you come up with your business idea? Individually we all had wanted to do something within the wedding industry for years. We knew it complemented all of our backgrounds in styling, visual merchandising and gifting. Plus we all actually loved planning our own weddings and other life events such as baby showers, children’s birthdays etc and couldn’t shake that void left once the events had come and gone. After months of talking about starting something up,  brainstorming products and business plans…

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Wedding First Dance

The First Dance – 5 simple steps

December 13, 2017 | News

When thinking about your first dance here’s a few planning tips from First Love Dance to get you started: 1.SONG So many couples stress about song choice for the first dance, especially if you don’t already have a special song. As a wedding choreographer I have heard plenty of first dance songs, and can honestly say anything goes. I have worked with couples that chose songs by Nickleback , The Darkness, Ed Sheeran, Goo Goo Dolls, Savage Garden and more. So don’t panic if you like a song that doesn’t automatically scream the typical first dance. 2. DANCE After choosing…

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winter wedding fair

New Year Wedding Fair

December 11, 2017 | News

Are you planning a winter wedding and looking for some seasonal inspiration? Then look no further, as Southend Barns are hosting a Winter Wedding Fair on Sunday 21st January 2018. The Wedding Fair has been designed to inspire brides and couples who want to create a winter wonderland themed day for friends and family to remember forever. The handpicked suppliers have all been tried and tested by the venue’s own wedding couples, and will be on hand to showcase their services and answer any questions guests may have. To top the day off, each guest will receive a free goodie…

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Tie The Knot Wedding Catering

Guest Foodie Blog: The Man behind the Menus!

December 9, 2017 | News

We’re thrilled to bring you a guest post from Tie The Knot Catering today; an interview with their executive Head Chef Graham Strong: Here at Tie The Knot we are incredibly fortunate to have an unbelievably talented kitchen team headed up by executive Chef Graham Strong. Graham has been a chef for 22 years and in that time has amassed an astonishing amount of experience in all aspects of the food industry. We thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to tell you a little more about the man behind the menus! Hi Graham, could you give us a bit…

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