Category: News

Wedding Dresses

Antique Lace & A Pretty Face

May 14, 2019 | News

A small, elegant studio in Shoreham by Sea, near Brighton is where these ethereal antique lace dresses are handmade. They’re created using 100-year-old lace which, historically, was hand-stitched onto Victorian wedding costumes and worn as veils. The different types of lace originate from Devon, Ireland, Belgium and France. It’s now sourced from the attics of wealthy country house estates and private collections. The elegant styles of these dreamy dresses include column, slight A line or drop waist. The lightweight embroidered tulle is supremely comfortable, and all waistlines are easily adjustable. Cap sleeves and cowl necks can be added if required….

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Surrey Wedding Photographer

Q&A with Photographer Nikki van der Molen

May 9, 2019 | News

Today we hear from Surrey-based photographer Nikki van der Molen about her calming influence, her dinosaur necklace and how she tends to get brides who hate having their photo taken! Q. Please tell us a bit about your background? A. Before I started my photography business I was working in the HR team of a London legal firm. Totally different to what I’m doing now! I loved the people I worked with, but I just wasn’t happy in the job. I wanted something more creative and also running my own business really appealed to me. I had been doing some photography…

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Tipi Wedding

Supplier Spotlight – Go Tipi

May 7, 2019 | News

Go Tipi is a bohemian, festival-style venue and tipi hire company. They have an onsite wood workshop and they’re proud to provide employment opportunities to young adults with autism and learning disabilities. The Venue Located in the Southdowns National Park, the farm is spread over five acres with stunning views onto the Meon Valley. It’s situated within close proximity to quaint, picturesque Hampshire villages so it’s a beautiful, private spot with easy access. The farm is home to various animals, including horses, ducks, chickens and pigs. Feel free to invite them to your party – the team can provide fencing…

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Outdoor Wedding

Scandi-themed Outdoor Wedding

May 2, 2019 | News

David and Lauren had a Scandi theme for their outdoor wedding during the 2018 heatwave. A simple colour palate of greys and whites, lots of eucalyptus, gold terrariums and copper. The food took centre stage at this chic event… and their beloved dog Gatsby! We married during the height of the 2018 heatwave and Hidden Valley looked like the Serengeti! Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. Having a relaxed wedding day with everything organised so we had nothing to worry about on the day itself. We also really wanted…

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Same sex wedding

Rainbow-themed Styled Shoot

April 30, 2019 | News

What a fun, colourful, sunny shoot we have for you today! Over to Chantale from Goble Photography to tell you all about it… “This shoot was a little different as it featured two real-life, same-sex couples and was put together for the purpose of celebrating some of the different options available for same-sex couples. We really wanted to create something that had a positive message, as well as showcasing the work of some amazing local wedding suppliers. As someone who works in the wedding industry, I’ve seen too many same-sex weddings that have gone for what they thought was traditionally…

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Outdoor Wedding

Tentario & Beautiful Bells Open Weekend (free copies of our special issue!)…

April 25, 2019 | News

Beautiful Bells (bell tent hire) are hosting an open weekend with Tentario (tipi hire) this weekend. They’ll be all set up at The Venue at Woodmancote (near Henfield, West Sussex) and Outdoor Event Equipment Hire will be there too, to chat all things practical – chillers, heaters, field kitchens, luxury toilets and generators. If you’re thinking about an outdoor, festival-style, glamping wedding, we’d recommend you try and pop along because these suppliers are highly recommended. There’s nothing quite like being inside a bell tent or a tipi to get a true sense of the space and magic. Sit on the rustic benches, toast marshmallows at…

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Wedding Menswear

Editor’s Pics – Dapper & Suave’s New Collection

April 23, 2019 | News

Today I wanted to give a big shout out to our fab directory members, Dapper & Suave. Rob and Jason provide all important gents accessories such as pocket squares, bow ties and lapel pins. They have a vast array of colours and patterns, so there’s sure to be something to suit your style. They boast florals, nauticals, paisley, vintage, check, flamingos, robots, parrots and more! They even make doggy bandanas! Why shouldn’t our canine friends get in on the dressing up fun? Last month they launched some new products so I wanted to share some of my faves: So there…

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Wedding Tipi

Canvas & Light Open Weekend

April 21, 2019 | News

Nikki from Canvas & Light is having lots of fun shopping for lighting, props etc for her upcoming open weekend. She’s created a detailed schedule for the event (11th-12th May at Hidden Valley in Godalming, Surrey). “I wanted to create a really useful but relaxed opportunity for couples to see how an outdoor wedding comes together” says Nikki. Above photo (last) Nadine Van Biljon Suppliers involved: – You can cosy up with Katrina from Beautiful Bells in her chill out tent and have a look around their bell tent village. – Clare from Turmeric House will be styling the tipis…

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Wedding Make up London

Stress-free morning prep

April 18, 2019 | News

We hand over to London-based bridal makeup artist Alyse Baker today, to offer her advice on the topic of stress-free wedding mornings… Your big day is coming, you’ve spent months planning every detail. As a professional makeup artist I’ve been part of A LOT of bride’s mornings! Here are a few planning tips to make sure things flow smoothly, for your whole bride tribe, on the morning of your wedding. Try out your full beauty look before the big day A quick online search and you’re inundated with bridal beauty images, it can be hard to know where to start,…

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Wedding Photographer

Supplier Spotlight – Berni Palumbo – Wedding Photographer

April 16, 2019 | News

What a privilege to hear from Italian-born, Berkshire-based wedding photographer Berni Palumbo. She explains about her love for Nutella, Woody Allen and preserving ‘real’ moments… 1) What makes you happy? In one word: people. No material item can ever compete with that. Time with close friends, my son giggling, my husband’s quirky sense of humour. Leading a life I love, built around people I can genuinely connect with. 2) What does a perfect weekend look like to you? Curiously, I’ve just had the perfect weekend, exploring Edinburgh with my toddler, husband and my camera. There is nothing like exploring a…

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