Category: Hampshire Wedding

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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Lisa Pascoe – On Love

Lisa Pascoe is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner with over five years’ experience, and is the host of Bravehearts Rising, a podcast for deep feelers, dreamers and empaths. As Lisa prepares to marry Bekky (very soon!) we asked her to contribute a piece on LOVE. Over to Lisa… While I loved the Little Mermaid as a child, I never grew up wanting the fairy tale romance. I didn’t dream of a big wedding and never wanted to be rescued. What I did crave, however, was marriage, Marks and Spencers and a mortgage. It sounds funny now but as an only…

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Supplier Spotlight – Confetti Coast Photography

One of my favourite things about my job is getting to know passionate small business owners and finding out their story. i.e. what led them to the wedding industry… It’s not always straight forward! For Kaz from Confetti Coast Photography, her journey into the wedding industry came through being made redundant from her IT job as Quality Manager, where there was no creative outlet. She and her husband Vince bought a clapped out VW splitscreen campervan (Sleepy Jean) from Oregon, which they had restored, and they started Vinnie’s Vintage Vehicles in 2013. “VWs hold my heart and fulfil my passion…

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Boat Shed Bride-to-Be!

Today we hear from popular singer Miss Amy Baker as she and fiance Sam prepare to tie the knot at The Boat Shed… over to Amy: Sam surprised me with a trip to London. I had no idea where we were going but when he took a rucksack out for the day (he hates carrying anything) and then suggested a visit to a park (rather than a pub) I knew something was up! We took a leisurely walk around Regents Park and then hired a pedalo. Sam climbed onto the back of the boat and wobbled down onto one knee….

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Supplier Q&A – Queen Bees

Today we have an informative Q&A with the dessert queen herself, Allison from Hampshire-based Queen Bees. Q. Tell us about Queen Bees and what you offer? A. Queen Bees is all about the personal touches, the extra elements to compliment and personalise your wedding. Specialising in French Macarons, whilst also supplying sweets and other home baked items. Queen Bees create gifts, wedding favours and macaron towers. We’re known for our distinctive style and ability to make bespoke items. Q. How long have you been going? A. In the current format Queen Bees has been around for about four years. Q….

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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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