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Quirky Boutique Hotel Brighton

Cocktail Recipe – Alis’s Elderflower Frost

January 24, 2018 | News

This cocktail recipe is from our archives, we were pleased to feature it in one of our print issues. It’s adapted by Alis at our favourite boutique hotel, Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton. Their cocktail bar is almost like a museum of quirk. Funky wallpaper, eclectic furniture, ever changing art installations and cool events aplenty. If you’re there, make sure you check out one of their 19 themed bedrooms too. Oh… they do hen parties and wedding packages too! Ingredients: 50ml measure of London’s No 3Gin 25ml lemon juice 25ml elderflower cordial 50ml apple juice A sprinkle of mint leaves. We…

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Johnny Black Southsea

Southsea Hen Weekend

January 22, 2018 | News

I live in Southsea… and I LOVE living in Southsea, it’s the coolest place ever, a real hidden gem and I think it’s a marvellous place for a hen do. We don’t see lairy groups with L-plates and blow up penises very often which is a good thing in my book! Southsea is part of Portsmouth (but don’t let that put you off), we have a lovely beach, a beautiful harbour, lots of quirky independent cafes, restaurants and bars, plenty of creatives offering workshops and some interesting shops. If I was organising a hen weekend in Southsea (hint hint sister!)…

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Wedding First Dance

First Dance Waltz

January 20, 2018 | News

Today we bring you a lovely feature (and video!) about a couple determined to pull off a stunning first dance and wow their guests. Over to Laura from First Love Dance: When I met Tom and Anna in their home, they both had a really clear idea of the type of dance they wanted. They wanted to achieve a first dance that was romantic, elegant and traditional, and nothing could be more perfect to fit that description then a waltz. They had already chosen a beautiful song Backroads Redux Version by Lonely The Brave which worked really well. The pair had already tried to…

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Wedding

Slindon College – Stylish Spring Fair

January 18, 2018 | News

Slindon College are opening their doors this spring to style-savvy couples looking for something a little bit different for their big day. If you’re planning a wedding that’s unique, unashamedly fun and hugely creative, you won’t want to miss The Spring Wedding Fair on Sunday 15th April 2018. Packed with the very best local wedding suppliers, handpicked for their creativity and uniqueness, it promises to be the ‘must see’ wedding fair in Sussex. If you’re looking to bringing your own personality to your wedding, then you must put this date in your diary. The fair will showcase handpicked, quality suppliers…

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Dolly's Beauty Parlour

Party Time

January 16, 2018 | News

At the end of last year I threw a supplier party to celebrate 10 issues of the magazine. It was brilliant to see so many of my advertisers and supplier friends all under one roof. Everyone made such an effort; coming from afar, staying in hotels and going to town with their outfits. We’re all small businesses who spend plenty of time social networking but don’t get to see each other much, so it was a great excuse to dust off our heels and have a few glasses of fizz. Manic Stage Productions provided a fire dancer, Emma, who braved…

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Watercress Line Bridal Shoot

All Aboard the Bridal Train…

January 14, 2018 | News

Today we’re delighted to share a beautiful styled shoot with you. It was organised by photographer Hana Laurie so over to Hana to tell you more: “I absolutely adore steam trains ever since I moved to a flat opposite the Watercress Line in Alton, and have been delighting in the whistles, huffs and puffs and waving at strangers ever since. It’s nostalgic in its smells and sounds, and the heritage teams at The Watercress Line have worked tirelessly to make sure it looks stunning too. What finer opportunity then to buy myself an all day train ticket on the business account…

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Wedding Speech

Making a Feature of Wedding Speeches

January 12, 2018 | News

Today we’re featuring an old magazine article written for us by The Wedding Speech Guru. We initially featured it in issue 4 way back in 2014 and then we celebrated it in our special issue in 2016. It’s a brilliant, useful and timeless article. Show it to your dad, your groom and the best man. They will thank you (and us) when their speech goes down a storm… Over to Robin: Being at a picture perfect wedding often feels like being in a feature film. You have a stunning setting, a gorgeous leading lady, a dashing leading man and at…

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Fun Family festival wedding

Family Friendly Festival Fun

January 10, 2018 | News

  Kathryn & James Pierce embraced the festival theme to celebrate their big day but not because it was ‘en trend’, simply because it suited them and their guests. With over 50 kids on the guest list they needed to make sure there was something to occupy them all day… football, photo booth, bouncy castle, face painting. We’re willing to bet those 50 kids slept well that night and had the best day EVER! “We are quiet creative / visual people and like to think a bit differently to others.” “Re the dress – I didn’t fancy anything too girly,…

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Food styling

Delicious Styling Ideas

January 8, 2018 | News

Weddings are such theatrical events these days and a real opportunity for the caterer to get involved with styling. You eat with your eyes don’t you? And I’m sure a macaron tastes better when eaten off a stick plucked from a bed of moss… The amazing Kalm Kitchen have shared some of their extravagant set-ups for us. Botanical patisserie bar set up – photo by Philippa Sian. Flowers by Hannah Berry. Kebab stall – photo by Philippa Sian. Flowers by Hannah Berry. Doughnut wall – Photo by Marianne Taylor Pretzel wall – Photo by Philippa Sian Copper arch patisserie bar set up…

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Margot's Wedding Logo

Who’s Margot?

January 6, 2018 | News

Happy new year everyone! How are we all feeling about the year ahead? I’m looking forward to finally shaking off this horrible illness I’ve had since Boxing Day and feeling fully mind, body and spirit READY! At the moment, I have to say, I’m still in ‘sofa and film with a big bag of Maltesers’ mode. I’ve managed to get the name change business underway though! I honestly didn’t know where to start with it all, or what to do first, but once I’d announced it and put the new logo out on social media everything else quickly followed. There…

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