Q&A with Celebrant Rachael Thompson

Being a wedding celebrant is such a personal, emotional job. Today we hear how self confessed ‘life lover’ Rachael Thompson got into the professional, and how she loves to spend her days when she’s not working… Q. How did you become a wedding celebrant? A. When my father died 10 years ago I found myself organising the funeral and we had a celebrant to officiate. I found the whole process cathartic and comforting. It was during the ceremony itself when I had my light bulb moment and realised this was something I could do. At the time I had been…

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Wagner Hall – Striving for Zero Waste

September 20, 2019 | News

Exciting things are happening at a new wedding reception venue right in the heart of Brighton… Wagner Hall offers a blank canvas for creative folk looking for a city-centre venue with a garden. The industrial-style space comprises high ceilings, a beautiful wooden-floored stage and shiny new catering kitchen. Outside, the Fig Tree Garden is adorned with coloured festoon lighting and has room for a tipi. You’d never know you are minutes away from the registry office, the seafront and the hustle and bustle of central Brighton… Kelly Wickson, one of the venue managers, has been in the wedding industry for over…

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Styled Shoot – The Boat Shed @ Salt

If you haven’t heard about my new venue project you must have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks… but in case you haven’t, here’s the news. I’m working with the owners of Wicor Marine in Portchester, Hampshire to open their boat shed for weddings. I’ve been shouting about The Boat Shed project from the rooftops on Facebook and Instagram and have announced we’re launching with a wedding fair on 8th March 2020. And holy moly has there been a lot of interest in the fair! A week after announcing the date we’re two thirds full….

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Supplier Spotlight – The Chateau Bee Selection

Has anyone else noticed that weddings in France are a HOT topic right now? It may be because I’m just back from my best friend’s beautiful wedding in the French Alps, or it may be because I’m still obsessed with Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau… but yes, I think weddings in France are trés en trend right now. The Chateau Bee Selection If you’re considering a wedding in France but don’t know where to start, fear not! Our advertisers The Chateau Bee Selection should definitely be your first port of call. They showcase handpicked wedding venues in France and…

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Getting to know… Holly Bobbins Photography

I’ve simply loved reading the answers photographer Holly Bobbins sent back to my questions… mainly because I think we’re pretty much the same person (and the quote at the end made me cry)! Read on to find out what a happy, sentimental and creative soul she is. Q. What makes you happy? A. Lots of things makes me happy … standard things, my kids, my husband but I can find joy all over the place. My husband said the happiest he’s ever seen me was watching a hermit crab on our honeymoon in Thailand. I spent about an hour watching…

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The Wonderous Wedding Fair – Portsmouth – 2019

It’s that time again! The Wonderous Wedding Fair has been popping up at the Portsmouth Pyramids (wow, what a tongue twister) since 2016. It’s organised by The Vintage Parade and I’ll be there helping out… it’s always a great day full of friendly faces, cool couples and creative inspiration. The wedding fair is held in the large exhibition space at The Pyramids Centre in Southsea, Portsmouth. It’s a huge blank canvas space allowing up to 40 exhibitors within the world of weddings to strut their stuff. Expect an fun-packed creative event with unique exhibitors, live entertainment, workshops, lively fashion shows…

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The Boat Shed @ Salt – Featured Venue

Have you ever been to Salt Café in Portchester, Hampshire? It’s a destination café, the kind of place you hear about on the grapevine, pay them a visit, become a regular, tell your friends, and so it goes on. It’s not somewhere you pass by, it’s down a remote lane… in the yacht haven of a boat yard. So, what’s so special about it? You can sit out on the jetty watching the marine life, enjoying delicious coffee with your breakfast/brunch/lunch. It’s the little touches that make it so special – the basket of hot water bottles if the day…

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Featured Caterer – Tin Roof Kitchen

Here at Margot’s Wedding we love street food caterer Tin Roof Kitchen. Their mobile setup looks super-cool, we especially love the industrial-style lighting, hessian sacks and flowers in colourful tin cans. They’re the perfect addition to an outdoor festival-style wedding. We caught up with owner Barny to find out a little more about his fantastico business… Q. Hi Barny! We love Tin Roof Kitchen. Can you tell us about your experience and how the business came about? A. My love of Italian food comes from time spent working at Fifteen London (Jamie Oliver’s restaurant) and the working holidays in Italy…

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Electric Romance Shoot

Who’s got that back-to-school feeling? Parents all over the land shoot their hands up! My son doesn’t start school until next year so he’s been in nursery as usual all over the holidays. This time next year we’ll be knee deep in uniform, pencil cases and proud front door photos… what the hell am I going to do with him in the holidays?! The end of the summer has a unique feeling I think, and boy what a summer it’s been! June wasn’t crazy for me but come July I had my Hampshire wedding fair with Kissing Gate Events so…

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Sophie & Nick’s Midsummer Feastival

What a beauty we have for you today! Sophie and Nick perfectly mixed rustic farm vibes with lavish, indulgent treats for their guests. Over to the happy couple to tell you more… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. When it came to the style of our wedding, we were led first of all by the date. As it was the day after the longest day, we envisaged a midsummer vibe; festival, feasting, singing and dancing. The idea then developed to include meadow flowers, prairie ribbons, floral patterns and celestial touches. Sophie grew up on a farm,…

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