Category: News

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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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 Catering

Featured Caterer – The Curated Kitchen

May 31, 2019 | News

Your wedding catering doesn’t have to be a choice between formal silver service or super casual street food, it can be both relaxed and completely luxurious. The Curated Kitchen specialises in luxurious feasts, grazing tables, and afternoon tea for informal weddings in Surrey, Sussex, Kent, London, and beyond. They believe in stripping away the unnecessary formality of traditional event catering, and inspiring guests to feast with abandon in a stylish, laid-back atmosphere. There’s no reason informal dining should compromise on taste, style, quality or service. The Curated Kitchen focus on beautiful homemade elements and carefully curated, locally sourced, organic and homegrown…

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Wedding Entertainment

10 Incredible Acts For Your Wedding Day

May 29, 2019 | News

We hand over to Entertainment Nation for today’s guest post… Make your big day exceptional! For unforgettable memories, stunning variety, and the excitement of a no-holds-barred live performance to raise the roof of your wedding venue, nothing comes close to live wedding music. There’s an overwhelming mountain of talent to choose from – so where do you start? Luckily we’ve sourced the best talent the UK has to offer and put it all under one roof. Read on to discover some of the finest live acts in the South of England, all of whom are ready to add some sparkle…

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Outdoor Wedding Fair

Margot’s Outdoor Extravaganza

May 24, 2019 | News

Seriously, where is this year going? How is it almost June? It doesn’t feel like long ago we were hosting our Sussex fair in January, and now our outdoor summer fair is just around the corner. If the date’s not already in your diary, get it out now and, in big bold pen, write MARGOT’S OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA on 21st July. You will also want to zip over to Eventbrite and book your tickets fast because only the first 50 pre-booked brides get a nifty limited edition canvas bag filled with treats (including a copy of our special issue). We’re hosting…

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Sussex Wedding

Featured Weddings & a Special Offer from the Worthing Dome

May 22, 2019 | News

Although their wedding season is in full swing, there is still the opportunity to have a summer 2019 wedding at the Worthing Dome. They’re offering an irresistible package with their remaining dates. Head over to the website to find out more. To get a taste of the vibe at the Worthing Dome, we’ve featured three unique and diverse weddings from last summer. Katie & Phil Inspired by their frequent trips, Katie and Phil’s wedding featured the best of classical Italy. Attired traditionally, the groom wore a morning suit and the bride a romantic floor length gown with veil. The ceremony…

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Wedding rings

Q&A with Lauren Griffiths of Little Joy Jewellery

May 16, 2019 | News

Today we have a Q&A with Lauren Griffiths of Isle of Wight-based Little Joy Jewellery. We hear all about her ethical values and her fab workshops for hens and couples… there’s some top tips for places to visit on the Isle of Wight too! Great place for a hen weekend. Q. Hi Lauren! Please tell us a bit about your background. A. I studied at the renowned School of Jewellery based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter where I was awarded a high-class BA Hons Degree in Silver & Goldsmithing. I graduated in 2010 and launched Little Joy Jewellery alongside working freelance…

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Wedding Dresses

Antique Lace & A Pretty Face

May 14, 2019 | News

A small, elegant studio in Shoreham by Sea, near Brighton is where these ethereal antique lace dresses are handmade. They’re created using 100-year-old lace which, historically, was hand-stitched onto Victorian wedding costumes and worn as veils. The different types of lace originate from Devon, Ireland, Belgium and France. It’s now sourced from the attics of wealthy country house estates and private collections. The elegant styles of these dreamy dresses include column, slight A line or drop waist. The lightweight embroidered tulle is supremely comfortable, and all waistlines are easily adjustable. Cap sleeves and cowl necks can be added if required….

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Surrey Wedding Photographer

Q&A with Photographer Nikki van der Molen

May 9, 2019 | News

Today we hear from Surrey-based photographer Nikki van der Molen about her calming influence, her dinosaur necklace and how she tends to get brides who hate having their photo taken! Q. Please tell us a bit about your background? A. Before I started my photography business I was working in the HR team of a London legal firm. Totally different to what I’m doing now! I loved the people I worked with, but I just wasn’t happy in the job. I wanted something more creative and also running my own business really appealed to me. I had been doing some photography…

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Tipi Wedding

Supplier Spotlight – Go Tipi

May 7, 2019 | News

Go Tipi is a bohemian, festival-style venue and tipi hire company. They have an onsite wood workshop and they’re proud to provide employment opportunities to young adults with autism and learning disabilities. The Venue Located in the Southdowns National Park, the farm is spread over five acres with stunning views onto the Meon Valley. It’s situated within close proximity to quaint, picturesque Hampshire villages so it’s a beautiful, private spot with easy access. The farm is home to various animals, including horses, ducks, chickens and pigs. Feel free to invite them to your party – the team can provide fencing…

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