Category: News

Helen Ruff

Margot & Me

August 18, 2018 | News

We changed over from Doily Days to Margot’s Wedding at the beginning of this year and I didn’t really anticipate how long it would take me to find my feet with the new brand. I thought we’d just change the name and carry on as we were. The whole point of the name change was to keep up with what we were already doing… but things have organically changed. It’s almost like I met Margot at the beginning of the year and I’ve been slowly getting to know her and figuring out what makes her tick. And guess what? We’ve…

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Wedding Venues

Glasshouse & Orangeries 

August 16, 2018 | News

Today we’re pleased to bring you a feature written by Emma Hla founder of the fabulous Coco Wedding Venues. The piece is extracted from issue 11. Who doesn’t love a good Orangery? Couples are crushing hard on this type of venue right now along with glass houses and clear marquees. With the botanical trend having firmly taken root, I don’t see this style choice going anywhere. There really is no denying the WOW-factor that comes with this kind of venue and having seen the ‘Pippa effect’ go beyond the Giles Deacon dress (thanks to the incredible glass marquee which held the reception party) it’s an accessible yet stylish venue…

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Brighton Wedding Fair

Brighton Wedding Fair at The Amex Stadium

August 13, 2018 | News

I’m interviewing Joel Ariaman this week for my new podcast. He’s the epitome of an entrepreneur within the wedding and events industry… and that’s what my podcast’s all about! Joel runs Pure Events and he produces wedding shows in Brighton and surrounding areas. Not only does he have a calendar of events throughout the year but he also runs a Prosecco and Pimms bike, and catering business Halloumilicious (which looks sooooo tasty!).. I hear he’s soon to be hiring out a land venue for weddings too. Watch this space! He’s gearing up for a BIG fair at the Amex Stadium…

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Marriage

You might be ready for your wedding but are you ready for your marriage?

August 11, 2018 | News

I was asked recently if I knew of any books or tools for couples to help them prepare for marriage, or plan their vision for the future together… and I had no idea! I’m so caught up in the party element; the flowers, what’s on the menu, the dress, the music. But that’s just the beginning! You have a lifetime to navigate as a couple so I’d say it would be beneficial to do a little work on it. A friend of mine who got married this year said she liked The Marriage Book by Nicky and Sila Lee. The…

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Somebody Shoot Me

Somebody Shoot Me

August 9, 2018 | News

Our Somebody Shoot Me package is aimed at wedding suppliers who need professional images of their product and themselves. The package includes product inclusion in our next styled shoot (which is happening at Southend Barns on Wednesday 10th October). We’re going for a Nordic/Scandinavian theme this time. Think ‘fire and ice’; lots of cool, icy tones and cosy blankets. The beautiful venue really lends itself to this theme. You’ll be able to use the images for your own promotional purposes and the shoot will feature in the spring issue of Margot’s Wedding. Below are some sample images from our Pinterest…

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Wedding Cakes

Cake Galore

August 6, 2018 | News

This is a feature from our current issue. Ten beautiful wedding cakes hand-picked by me to illustrate different styles… And on that note I think it’s afternoon tea time! Helen x Above, from top left: Painted cake with ‘love’ topper: www.spooned.london Gold leaf with succulents ((photo by Philip Hardman): www.katybakey.co.uk Gilded Greenery: www.blossonandcrumb.co.uk Geode (photo by Kat Forsyth): www.everafterweddingcakes.co.uk Black & Bronze: www.katybakey.co.uk Above, from top left: Semi-naked (or as we like to call it, scantily clad): www.bunstonbakes.com Painted with flamingo toppers (photo by Amanda Karen Photography): www.s-k-cakes.co.uk Metallic (photo by Amanda Karen Photography): www.madebymariegreen.co.uk Iridescent: www.katybakey.co.uk Geometric (photo by Amanda Karen Photography): www.littlebearcakery.co.uk  

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Wedding Furniture

Styling your Wedding with Furniture.

August 3, 2018 | News

Over recent years, as we all know, couples are taking their day into their own hands… like it should be! Out with the stiff traditions, couples are now opting for a more natural and relaxed feel; for their flowers, their cake and also for their furniture. Purple Door Props offer a range of unique and eclectic furniture and large props for hire with over 300 mismatched chairs in a variety of colours and styles, so there’s something for everyone. There’s so much you have to organise when it comes to planning your wedding and one thing that you might not consider…

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The Joy of Wedding Season

August 1, 2018 | News

The following is a recent piece I wrote for Waterside Magazine: It’s that time of year, weddings are in full swing. Perhaps you’re at the stage where literally all your friends are getting married? You have six weddings to go to this summer and you’re wondered whether you can wear the same dress to all of them because the hen celebrations are costing you in excess of £1k. Or perhaps you’re at the second marriage stage? Smaller, low key affairs without the white dress and on a much smaller budget. Maybe one of your children is getting married? Are you…

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Cool Wedding

Maddie & Stan’s Cool, Stylish Farm Wedding

July 30, 2018 | News

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Good question! We didn’t have a theme really, but looking back I think we combined our passion for nature and the outdoors with our love of festivals, music, good food and having fun. We wanted to celebrate spring with wild and vibrant floral displays and found that origami paper decorations were a great way to decorate on a budget. We made a decision to keep things simple and natural as the venue and the surroundings were beautiful as they were. Q. What was most important to you when it came…

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Engagement Shoot

Dramatic, Arty Engagement Shoot

July 25, 2018 | News

We’re super excited to feature Daniel and Michael’s real wedding in our next issue (issue 12, out September) and, to whet your appetite, here are their engagement photos! Dramatic, arty shots taken in my hometown of Southsea, Portsmouth. Captured by the talented Carrie Lavers… “Having an engagement shoot was our photographer’s idea… we wouldn’t have thought to do it ourselves, but we’re so glad we did. We chose Old Portsmouth as our location. It’s an area close to our home, where we spend lots of time. It’s our favourite spot for a few beers at the weekend. We also love that…

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