Category: Marriage

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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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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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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My Best Friend’s Wedding

On Sunday I returned from the most amazing wedding in France. To say it was the best day of my life wouldn’t be fair on my son but it was pretty damn close! It was Lou and Ryan’s wedding. Lou and I have been friends for twenty years, we met when we moved in together on the first day of uni in 1999. Despite her moving out to the Alps soon after we graduated we’ve remained the best of friends and have had some amazing experiences together. Lou and her brother ran a bar in Val D’Isere for many years…

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Updates from Margot’s HQ

I am SO sorry for radio silence on the blog recently. I went camping at the beginning of the month and broke my toes, then when I got back I was mega busy trying to finish issue 15 before I went to France for my best friend’s wedding. I got back on Sunday and have been trying to sort my life out in the presence of my three-year-old son. He’s gone back to nursery today so I’m back at my desk… I think I left part of my brain in France though. Later in the week/early next week (when the…

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Supplier Spotlight – Hedge Rose Florist

Today we’re pleased to feature new Chichester-based florist Hedge Rose. They’ve just joined our online directory and we’ve visited their gorgeous new shop in Chichester. So, what happens when a florist gets married? We find out about the flowers owner Meg chose for her own wedding at Bignor Park… “I only decided on my flowers three weeks before the wedding” explains Meg “as a florist, flowers were such an important part of my day and after seeing so many wedding flowers, and so many different ideas over the last fifteen years, I just couldn’t decide!” Meg’s chosen colour scheme was pale…

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Weddings that Stand the Test of Time

July 30, 2019 | Love, Marriage, News, Photography, real wedding

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while because it’s something I feel quite passionately about. I’ve run this wedding business for ten years and even before that I was involved with weddings in some form or another. I worked in the function room at Hampton Court Palace when I was 18 and then, in later life, I worked for event companies; one company specialised in Moroccan-themed events and the other, hen and stag weekends all over the world. The reason I’m telling you this is because I feel like I’ve seen it all when it comes to weddings….

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Wedding Fair

Top Tips for Visiting Wedding Fairs

Happy Friday folks! My weekend is going to be far from relaxing as I work though all the last minute jobs for Margot’s Outdoor Extravaganza on Sunday! I’m really looking forward to this outdoor festival-style wedding fair we’re hosting with Kissing Gate Events and I pray the weather forecast doesn’t change… at the moment it’s looking like rain, thunder and lightening tonight and Saturday, and then clear skies and sunshine on Sunday! Our exhibitors are showcasing within the traditional pole marquee, the bell tents are up, we’ve got campervans, caravans, workshops, a horse box bar, horse box toilets, kids activities,…

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Marriage Advice

Project Love

July 17, 2019 | Love, Marriage, Podcast, Top tips

The Project Love podcast is one of my faves. It’s hosted by Selina Barker and Vicki Pavitt and their passion for love is infectious. We put so much emphasis on the wedding day but what about when the last balloon’s been popped and the honeymoon’s over? I asked them for their advice when it comes to maintaining a happy and healthy marriage (extracted from our special issue which is available to order online while stocks last). Q. How do you think marriage changes a relationship? A. While very little changes on the outside when people get married today, over and…

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