Category: News

Goodbye 2019… Hello New Decade!

December 24, 2019 | News

Well hello there! I’m writing this on 18th December but it’s scheduled to go out on Christmas Eve. Please spare a thought for my hangover… it was my 40th birthday yesterday! I’ve had a monster hangover every Christmas Eve for the last twenty odd years. I’ll be sharing pics of birthday shenenigans in the new year (dress code: 70s dinner party). I usually dislike Christmas but for some reason my spirits are high this year. Possibly because I’ve been excited about my big birthday party, or possibly because I’m spending Christmas with my bestie and her amazing family in Norfolk…

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Real Wedding @ The Worthing Dome – Alison & Oisin

As you probably know, we’re affiliated with The Worthing Dome, we run wedding fairs there twice a year. We love seeing photos of real weddings at the venue, the dreamy beachy images are just so damn British and nostalgic! When one of our favourite wedding photographers, Photography by Paloma, contacted us with a beautiful child-centric real wedding, we had to share it with you. Here’s a Q&A with the happy couple, Alison & Oisin… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Relaxed family party Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the…

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Be True to You…

October 24, 2019 | News

A little advice from Ami of Lo & Behold Bespoke on planning a day that is utterly you… Weddings – “A ceremony where by two people are united in marriage”. We’ve all been to weddings and we all know what they ‘should’ be… Traditions and things you’ve got to do; rules, regulations, things you’ve got to wear and customs you need to adhere to? Simple right? It’s almost like you’ve got a checklist to work through… Do all these things in this order and ‘wham bam’ you’ve got yourself a perfect wedding… Well what if I told you no? Actually…

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Wagner Hall – Striving for Zero Waste

September 20, 2019 | News

Exciting things are happening at a new wedding reception venue right in the heart of Brighton… Wagner Hall offers a blank canvas for creative folk looking for a city-centre venue with a garden. The industrial-style space comprises high ceilings, a beautiful wooden-floored stage and shiny new catering kitchen. Outside, the Fig Tree Garden is adorned with coloured festoon lighting and has room for a tipi. You’d never know you are minutes away from the registry office, the seafront and the hustle and bustle of central Brighton… Kelly Wickson, one of the venue managers, has been in the wedding industry for over…

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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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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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