Category: Hampshire Wedding

Supplier Spotlight – Outside & Instant

I have always found other people’s lives interesting. How they live, their upbringing, how they got into their careers etc. I find creative people’s lives especially interesting because they’ve followed their passion and have actively created a life on their own terms. As we continue to live in lockdown and get back to basics, it’s a good time to reflect on life, what you’ve done, how you’ve got to where you are, whether you’re happy… and thinking about the direction your future will take. Today we focus our spotlight on Hampshire-based Outside & Instant, a husband and wife team who…

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Back Garden Wedding – Nicki and Joel

Recently, Hampshire-based wedding photographer Jason Williams provided a guest blog post for us. His Top Five Wedding Venues in Hampshire. His curve ball suggestion was ‘your own back garden’. “Let’s be real” says Jason, “weddings cost an awful lot, so it’s a great way to save serious moolah”. Jason is booked for three back garden weddings this year and these photos of Nicki and Joel’s back garden wedding last summer demonstrate what you cam acheive. Over to bride, Nicki… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. A ‘summer garden party’. After the ceremony, we held our reception…

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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Hampshire

We hand over to Hampshire-based photographer Jason Williams for today’s guest post!.. Let’s be honest, there are quite literally hundreds of wedding venues in Hampshire. Personally, I think Hampshire is one of the best places in the UK for weddings. We’re blessed with beaches, forests, urban venues, and everything in between. It can be a little bewildering when trying to find the “perfect” venue when what defines perfect for one would be an idea of hell for someone else. Therefore, to come up with a definitive list of “the best” is impossible. What I’ve tried to do here is to…

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The Boat Shed Wedding Fair

Jeepers creepers, our launch wedding fair at The Boat Shed is NEXT SUNDAY (8th March)! Margot’s Wedding are kinda running the show at The Boat Shed; promoting the venue, liaising with couples, running the bar (alongside Effervesce Refreshments) and managing the events on the day. We’ve been working on this project for the best part of a year so it’s going to be amazing for it all to come together next weekend. Above photos: Sam Pharoah Doors are open 11am-3pm. Entry is FREE and the first 50 pre-registered couples to arrive get a goody bag… so make sure you register…

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Getting to know… Hartt Cakes

February 6, 2020 | Hampshire Wedding, Wedding cake

Hold tight for some insider baking top tips from Hartt Cakes. Becky’s flavour combos will get your taste buds going, she shares valuable information about where she seeks inspiration… and her pastimes when she’s not in the kitchen are rather unique! Q. How long have you been baking? A. I’ve always had a passion for baking but it really started when I was 14 years old watching an old cake decorating show. I was amazed at how they could turn a simple cake into a work of art. From that point on it was clear to me what I wanted…

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Q&A with Hannah Hair UK

Today we hear from advertiser, Hampshire-based Hannah Hair UK. She tells us about her experience (which includes hair for the catwalk models at London Fashion Week!), she talks us through current and upcoming trends (we love the sound of voluminous ponytails with big glamorous waves) and she offers advice/her top tips for brides-to-be… Q. Were you interested in hair from a young age? A. Yes, I started doing dance when I was three-years-old and we did annual shows at a local theatre. It involved a lot of hair and make-up styling and it always intrigued me as to how you…

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Supplier Spotlight – Sparkling Events Hampshire

Have I mentioned it’s my 40th birthday on Monday??? Well Sparkling Events Hampshire are one of the local suppliers contributing to the fun. Yes of course I’m having giant light up letters at my party! When thinking about personalising a wedding, or any event for that matter, light up letters work really well as signage (dancefloor, bar etc), a good size prop (the letters/numbers are 4ft tall!), a talking point and a photo opportunity. For a wedding you could have your initials and an ampersand, your full names, LOVE or think outside the box and have a unique word. How…

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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 – 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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Freya & Matt – If the Shoe fits…

Celebrity shoe designer Freya Rose is based in our hometown of Southsea, Hampshire. She has recently launched ‘The Station at Freya Rose’ which is a one-stop-shop for occasions located at Freya Rose HQ. They’re stocking beautiful fashion brands as well as flowers and chocolates, and the best local hair stylists and make up artists are there to offer express services. The perfect solution if you’ve got a fancy event to go to… Freya married lawyer Matt Archer this year at the picturesque St Hubert’s Church in Idsworth, one of the oldest churches in the country. Freya’s own grandfather had been…

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