Category: News

Weddings & Feminism

Weddings & Feminism

May 1, 2018 | News

If you are in the midst of planning your wedding day, there are a number of traditions and ceremonial practices which I imagine you have already thought about: from stag dos to first dances, guest lists to flowers, you’ve got it covered. But, before you get too far in your planning process, have you thought about how many of these customs are incredibly gender-imbalanced? Usually, the groom gets to give a speech but the bride doesn’t, but then the bride gets a grand entry when she walks down the aisle and the groom is expected to stand solemnly at the…

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Outdoor Wedding

Marquee Weddings ~ Expert Guidance

April 27, 2018 | News

Today we’re lucky enough to have a guest advice feature from wedding planner Susie Evans who specialises in marquee weddings. She’s a real expert and, if you’re planning a marquee wedding, this advice is invaluable. Over to Susie: Having worked with so many clients who have had a marquee wedding over the years, I have a real passion for this style of event. As I’m located on the Sussex / Surrey border there are so many opportunities and locations for this type of wedding. With a marquee wedding you are in complete control, from the location, theme and how it…

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Wedding barn Hampshire

Brand New Hampshire Wedding Venue

April 25, 2018 | News

The Barn at Avington is ready to open its doors! Located on a 500 acre working farm near Winchester, The Barn at Avington is now taking bookings for 2018 and beyond after an extensive renovation project. The Barn is the essence of an alternative wedding venue and now boasts an outdoor festival-style ceremony space (overlooking the River Itchen), a woodland area for after-ceremony drinks and a converted industrial barn for receptions. Deer can be spotted strolling peacefully through the trees and swans fly overhead at this dreamy location which also offers five-star cottages for wedding guests, and a hidden, fairy-lit…

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Wedding Rings

Supplier Spotlight ~ Aurum Jewellers

April 23, 2018 | News

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, especially when they are made bespoke for your wedding day! One of the hottest trends in engagement rings over the last few years has been vintage-style engagement rings. Especially if you are an awesome couple looking to make an oh-so-fabulous statement. There are so many styles to choose from, whether it be Victorian, Edwardian or even Art Deco & Retro. Personally I’m a lover of 1920’s Art Deco rings…. reminds me of Great Gatsby parties, totally a favourite era of mine! Not thought about a bespoke engagement or wedding ring before? Imagine a ring…

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Wedding flowers and styling

Supplier Spotlight ~ With These Hands

April 18, 2018 | News

Weddings can be boring for some guests; waiting around for the bride and groom to finish with their photographer while trying to resist the usually free-flowing alcohol and minimal food on offer. Why not give your guests something to feast their eyes on? A talking point while they wait? Sally and Ralph, better known as With These Hands (or ‘The Wench and The Woodsman’!) offer beautiful flowers and props to make your Pinterest board dreams a reality. These two self-confessed creative romantics combine their love of handmade decorations and flowers with “beautifying people’s weddings” — a match made in heaven….

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Pantone Wedding Trends

Incorporating Modern Trends for 2018

April 16, 2018 | News

Everyone wants to be on-trend nowadays, but we also want to stand out. It can sometimes be overwhelming trying to think of your own ideas for how to incorporate certain trends or ideas into your wedding. That’s why we’ve put together a blog to help and inspire you! Pantone Wedding Colour for 2018 Yes, yes yes! Ultraviolet purple is in, and for all you quirky couples out there, you are going to love this. Who said purple was going out of fashion? Wrong. There are so many ways you can incorporate this colour into your wedding theme. Be different, don’t…

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Handmade wedding furniture

Event Furniture ~ Lovingly handmade

April 13, 2018 | News

Furniture can transform a venue and if you’re looking for a rustic, sociable vibe then long wooden tables and benches are perfect. Picture the scene: amazing flowers in wooden planters, earthy tableware, all your best friends, sharing platters of food… what more do you need?! Sam Tuffnell founder of S.Tuff Tailormade made tables, benches and decorative items for his own wedding at the Square Tower in his hometown of Portsmouth. “By choosing to build the furniture and accessories personally, a magical rustic and bespoke atmosphere was created” explains Sam “and after the overwhelming feedback, I decided to share my experience…

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Wedding dress designer

Supplier Spotlight: Rosemary Jane Designs

April 12, 2018 | News

There are some wedding traditions that have lasted through the ages – the rings, the cake, the dress… But perhaps it’s time to break the mould. Rosemary Jane Designs creates wedding dresses that are stylish and elegant, but also have that special something which sets them out among the crowd: splashes of colour, quirky designs, and unique details give these dresses an exciting twist and personality, the likes of which you won’t find on the high street. 2018 brings in a fresh range of nine designs for sale on Rosemary Jane Designs’ website, each one as stunning as the last….

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Honeymoon Ideas

Honeymoon Top Tips

April 9, 2018 | News

Taken from our special issue, today we bring you honeymoon top tips by season! Spring: Morocco is just a 4 hour flight, the weather is perfect in spring. And there are a great selection of Riads for the ultimate in luxury. Summer:  The Tanzanian island of Zanzibar can be combined with a Safari and has the added advantage of no jet lag. Closer to home The PIG in Hampshire’s New Forest is perfect for a ‘mini moon’. Autumn: In October you can’t beat North & South Carolina. Stunning beaches and laid back southern hospitality make this east coast gem a…

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Margate Hen Weekend

Editor’s Review – Margate for Hens

April 6, 2018 | News

In my former life I worked for Redseven in Brighton. They provide hen and stag packages in the UK and abroad. As they’re launching a new Margate package MD Ian Lucas sent me there, in a freelance capacity, to check out some hot spots.   I stayed at The Sands Hotel, a lovely 4 star property in the centre of town and right on the beach. Looking left from my balcony I could see the big wheel of Dreamland and to the right was the Turner Contemporary gallery and the harbour arm. My car stayed firmly put in the car park for four days as I explored, shopped and ate and drank to my…

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