Category: News

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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Wedding Barn

Bridal Boot Fair at Southend Barns 

April 13, 2019 | News

On Monday 6th May Southend Barns in Chichester will be holding its first ever Bridal Boot Fair from 12-3pm. Newlyweds are invited to book a pitch either in the Dairy Barn or car park to sell on their pre-loved wedding items – from jam jars and dresses to candelabras and garden games. Brides-to-be can then come along on the day to browse and buy these items for their own special day. As well as newlyweds, there will also be carefully selected local suppliers in attendance offering advice and inspiration on everything including photography, flowers and finishing touches to cakes and…

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Sussex Pub Wedding

The Three Crowns – A quintessential village pub with an eclectic twist.

April 12, 2019 | News

Plenty of us have spent some of the happiest moments of our lives in pubs. They are places where it’s easy to relax, to be with friends, to forget the world for a while… exactly the things you should be considering when deciding on a reception venue! The Three Crowns is a warm and welcoming family-run pub located in the quintessential Sussex village of Wisborough green. The village green, spired church, antique shops and duck pond make it a gorgeous setting for photos. The pub is Grade II listed with an eclectic interior; battered leather sofas, Union Jack cushions, decorative…

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Bridal Shoot

The Cherry Barn Open Day

April 9, 2019 | News

The Cherry Barn is a stunning 17th century venue situated on a 400-acre working farm just outside Rye, East Sussex. It’s a stunning rural retreat within easy reach of London. The original oak-framed barn has been fitted with full-height glass doors and windows that overlook the orchard and give extensive views of the surrounding countryside. The venue has been converted and extended, retaining its period features but with the addition of modern conveniences. The perfect blend of elegance, romance and rustic charm. The Cherry Barn is licensed for weddings and their beautiful gazebo mean they can also offer outdoor ceremonies. We were delighted…

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