Category: News

Vintage Botanical Styling

February 9, 2018 | News

Today we hear from Helen Baker from Betty Loves Vintage about this stylish ‘Vintage Botanical’ shoot she worked on last year. We love the simplicity of this shoot and the stationery from Lynda Loves is divine. Over to Helen: Sussex has a lot of hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues and when I heard a new rustic wedding venue had launched not far from me, and was having an open day I had to go and have a look round. The Pilgrims Rest did not disappoint! The 600-year-old timber framed Wealden hall house is right next to Battle Abbey. Not…

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vintage cutlery to hire

DIY WEDDINGS – Top Tips for Buying Vintage Treasures

February 7, 2018 | News

Today we have a guest post courtesy of Ellen from Vintage Flair. Some really good advice here and it reminds me of when I used to buy and hire vintage bits when Margot’s Wedding was Doily Days… oh the nostalgia (and yes, the dolls house teapot thing happened to me too)! Over to Ellen: From teacups to candlesticks and props, shopping for vintage pieces to style your wedding is great fun and really adds a personal touch to your venue. For the past 9 years I’ve been buying vintage crockery, cutlery and glassware for my hire business, Vintage Flair, and…

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A Dummies Guide to Wedding Stationery

February 5, 2018 | News

Today we’re pleased to feature a guest post from Lost Heritage about all things wedding stationery. (My mind is a little blown looking at their website and all the amazing equipment they have for all manner of printing and cutting projects. They really are experts in their field. Go take a look!) Over to Claire: Congrats on being newly engaged! Hope the wedding planning is going well, so much to think of hey? Even if you’re having a small do there is so much choice out there it can get very overwhelming. To make life a little simpler we’ve put together…

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Kids tent weddings

Supplier Spotlight – The Little Tents

February 2, 2018 | News

The Little Tents is an exciting new business which solves the dilemma of how to entertain children at your wedding. It can be a tough one, after all children are part of the family and there is nothing cuter than little girls wearing pretty dresses or the young gents sporting bow ties. However, there is also the inherent concern of how to keep the little ones captivated or how to dodge a tantrum when they get tired at the end of the evening! The Little Tents offer a perfect solution. Beautifully-styled handmade tents, with luxurious furnishings, that create an idyllic…

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Vintage Glamping

Supplier Spotlight – Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans

January 31, 2018 | News

Looking for hen party inspiration?  How about a weekend glamping with your best mates in retro vintage caravans with stunning views west to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons? The guys at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans love hen parties.  Whether you’re after a relaxed boho, festival-style affair, a vintage themed party or an adrenaline fuelled, action packed weekend, book the whole glampsite for a weekend you’ll never forget. The site is ideally located for lots of fantastic group outdoor activities: Canoeing down the River Wye, Mountain biking in the Forest of Dean Gorge walking, aka scrambling up rocks and…

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Succulent Wedding bouquet

Real Wedding – Nature & Botanics

January 29, 2018 | News

Alice & Sam Baker’s theme for their wedding day was botanics and nature. Their venue, the home of Gilbert White, pioneering naturalist and ornithologist, fitted well with the theme! “My favourite memory of the day was walking through the meadow with my closest family and friends to the barn. It’s a moment we will remember forever.” “Our florist picked over 50 different types of British grown flowers and foliage”.  “We got lots of ideas on Pinterest which then developed and we put our own twist on them.” “My dress was from ASOS and cost £280! It was certainly unique and had tassels, sequins,…

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Outdoor tipi wedding

Spring Wedding Event (Amazing Special Offer)

January 27, 2018 | News

What better time of year to have a wedding than Spring. Outdoor tipi weddings are beautiful in all seasons especially in spring, the weather’s just perfect; not too hot or too cold. The season is naturally romantic, full of pastel and bright colours. The days become lighter and the evenings become warmer, so you’ll be able to party the night away with your family and friends whilst watching  the sunset. Colourful flowers are in bloom and who doesn’t want flowers everywhere at their outdoor wedding. Spring weddings are becoming increasingly popular, not only because of the gorgeous weather we’ve had…

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Bespoke wedding lingerie

G-strings & G-plan

January 25, 2018 | News

In issue 10 we printed a photo from this styled shoot – big and bold over a double page. It looks fab (you know I’m a sucker for iconic retro design elements!). I’m really pleased that today we’re able to share more images from the shoot. (Click images to enlarge) Romeo & Joolz design bespoke lingerie, perfect for saucy wedding night secrets and honeymoon treats. Designer Joolz finds inspiration from bohemian love and romance and she reworks vintage fabrics where possible. Photography – Wedding Lingerie – Venue & Props: Hair & Make up: Flowers: Bloom and Burn…

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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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