Category: News

London Elopement Wedding Photography

Hip London Elopement

January 14, 2019 | News

Ok, all I really have to say is… IT’S JOKES HOW COOL THIS SHOOT IS!! (And the fact I’ve put that all in capitals shows how uncool I am!). I’m totally in love with the interior of this Air BnB apartment in Notting Hill; the wooden floors, the iconic retro furniture, the battered brown leather, the books… the artwork. The rug! I need that rug. When I was saving these photos I wasn’t actually sure whether it was a shoot or a real elopement. I thought it was a shoot but the models are expressing such real emotion and the chemistry…

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Margot's Wedding

Margot is One… and an Exciting Announcement.

January 11, 2019 | News

Hello and happy new year! We’ve well and truly hit the ground running so far this year. By the end of January our special issue will be out in the shops AND we will have completed our first wedding fair of the year. What with all the fun and games of getting a 132 page document to print, Margot’s first birthday totally passed me by! Last January we announced our name change from Doily Days to Margot’s Wedding. The change came about as a result of work I was doing with a coach (Lisa Johnson). She made me realise how…

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Wedding Vintage Photo Booth

Supplier Spotlight ~ Outside & Instant

January 7, 2019 | News

Photo booths. To say I’ve been in a fair few over the years would be an understatement. If we thought photo booths were a ‘trend’ that would be unfashionable when the next thing came along, we were mistaken. The thing is guests need something to ‘do’ at weddings. There’s a lot of waiting around. There’s a lot of carefully made up faces, coiffured hair and shiny new outfits. There’s also a lot of booze. So what could be more fun than capturing yourselves on camera with a silly prop? Very little I say. Outside and Instant were part of our…

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Bridal shoot

The Fabulous Vintage Bride

January 4, 2019 | News

In less than three weeks our special issue will be FOR SALE on the retail shelves!! I feel sick with excitement. I hope you’ve got your £4.95 at the ready… Our cover for this issue is very special. It was shot by Nick Tucker who is an absolutely EPIC photographer. You must take a look at his work on Facebook or Instagram. He manages to capture funny, silly, poignant moments but all with a cool, editorial edge. I spend yonks looking for our covers. I sit for hours examining photos on social media for exactly the right ‘look’. Like everything…

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Wedding Venue

Competition!!! Win Your Wedding With Not Your Average I Do 

January 2, 2019 | News

This is an exciting opportunity for one lucky, newly engaged couple to win their wedding at Chafford Park Estate. A traditional English Country Manor estate set in the beautiful Kent countryside. Complete with two stunning barns to hold your ceremony and wedding breakfast, an outside area for glamping and a woodland chapel, if you would rather marry between the trees. This really is a venue that ticks all the boxes. Multi award-winning Not Your Average I Do will style and dress the venue and the winner will have access to their ‘wedding warehouse’ full of interesting props, ceremony backdrops, table…

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Project Love

Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

December 31, 2018 | News

How was your Christmas? The days between Christmas and new year are rather discombobulating aren’t they? I heard Dolly Alderton call it ‘betwixmas’ on her podcast yesterday, which I thought was rather good. I must admit I’ve struggled through it, I’m not a Christmas person. I do however love to reflect on the year gone by, and set intentions for the year ahead. I love January, a fresh diary (and twelve whole months until we have to do it again) is heaven for me! My birthday was 23rd December (I am now officially in my 40th year EEEK) and I…

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Wedding Silks

Supplier Spotlight ~ LuvShifting

December 21, 2018 | News

Bespoke Wedding Fabric Inspired by Nature. It’s the detail that counts at a wedding and what better way to coordinate the entire wedding party than having a unique fabric designed for you? The team at LuvShifting use a photo of your proposed flowers to create a design. They then print onto the best quality silk and make into garments such as ties, pocket squares, maids sashes, kimonos and more! How about scarves or kimonos as gifts for the bridal party? It’s such a unique and thoughtful idea, the perfect lasting memory of your special day. The Luvshifting team are married…

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Wedding Tipis

Supplier Spotlight ~ Beautiful World Tents

December 19, 2018 | News

Beautiful World Tents are an established Sussex-based, family run business. They’ve completed thirteen seasons and, in that time, they’ve provided original Nordic tipis for over 1000 weddings! The company was built out of a love for the extraordinary. “In our search for something with added magic for our own wedding,” explains founder Natalie Dyson “we stumbled upon the incredible Giant Hat tipis and fell head over heels.” All these years later and they are still captivated by the unique atmosphere they create for a wedding. Authentically Scandi. Nothing comes close to the atmosphere and smell of a real log fire…

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French Wedding

The Wench & The Woodsman

December 17, 2018 | News

Extracted from issue 12 we’re pleased to feature Sally and Ralph’s alpine-themed real wedding in the New Forest. We love the romantic Provencal vibes! Cheese cheese and more cheese… Quotes from bride Sally who runs With These Hands Weddings. “We went bespoke with our rings as we had the idea of having the landscape of the mountains where we got engaged incorporated into the design.” “In one of our favourite restaurants in the Alps, the waiters wear wooden bow ties, so Ralph, being ‘the woodsman’ decided that he and his groomsmen must have these.” “We re-named the wedding breakfast our…

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Purple wedding shoot

Pantone Ultra Violet Shoot

December 13, 2018 | News

Today we hand over to stylist Lauren Alexander to tell us all about her recent Cadbury-coloured shoot… The brief behind the shoot was to embrace the nature of the season and pull upon the Pantone 2018 colour of the year, Ultra Violet. We used flowers that were dainty and elegant but still packed a punch with colour; lilac roses, purple lisianthus and rosemary, red dahlias, eucalyptus, blue eryghium and white spray roses. This was then lifted with dried lavender, pine cones and amaranthus to create a beautiful and unique bouquet. The table was very indulgent. Purple is an indulgent colour,…

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