Category: News

Wedding catering

Tie The Knot Catering Industry Dinner

December 10, 2018 | News

Myself and the suppliers I work with are all small businesses, therefore we miss out on the fun and frolics of an office Christmas party. We don’t get to dress up, get smashed and behaving inappropriately with our colleagues… But this year we did! A couple of months ago I received a lovely invitation from Tie the Knot Catering to an end of season dinner at Balcombe Place. Back at the beginning of the summer I coordinated a bridal shoot at Balcombe Place so I knew what a stunning venue it was and I jumped at the chance to have…

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Wedding Balloons

The Great Balloon Debate

December 6, 2018 | News

A quick one today because I have a sick child off nursery (oh the joy when I have the whole special issue to put together!) I’ve decided to revisit a topic I covered in the very first issue of the magazine, waaaaay back in 2013. The Great Balloon Debate! This is what I wrote back then: “Balloons. Love or hate? I think there’s a fine line between deflated kids birthday party, and helium-filled balloon happiness. Who remembers the 1990 film ‘Stella’? Where all Bette Midler wants is a room full of balloons. Crummy apartment. Room full of balloons. Classic romantic…

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Wedding Rings

Make Your Own Wedding Rings

December 3, 2018 | News

There’s something very romantic about making your own wedding rings and we love the idea of Collette Dawn’s workshop in the heart of the Dockyards, London. In your initial, complimentary consultation you will discuss the style, metal and final finishes. You’ll be able to look at samples to help you decide, show Collette your ideas and get her advice. She understands what an important piece of jewellery this is! Shapes include D-shaped, oval/court, flat or round wire and the metals available are silver and yellow/white/rose gold. After your consultation the date for your workshop is booked and the materials are ordered….

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Wedding Photographer

Getting to Know You ~ Photography By Paloma

November 29, 2018 | News

I think getting to know your wedding suppliers, i.e. the people behind the brands, is really important when it comes to choosing the elements of your day. Who people are, what makes them tick and their lifestyle choices will have formed the foundation for their business. You want your wedding to reflect ‘you’ so it’s a great idea to get like-minded suppliers involved to create the magic. Unlike other suppliers, photographers are the ones who’ll be there with you… in person. ALL day! From the nervous energy getting ready, to that intimate moment right after you say ‘I Do’ to…

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Wedding Magazine

Special Issue ~ Out 24th January!!

November 27, 2018 | News

Hola! Back in 2016, as a solution to my maternity leave, we brought out a special issue. It was issue seven and we were still Doily Days back then. Ahhhh the memories! I’m super proud of issue seven; it was 132 pages with a lovely PUR bind and it comprised the best content from our first five issues. Since then everything has changed; the design is different, we’ve had a re-brand, got a new name and we now print on a rustic uncoated paper stock. This year I decided it was time for another special issue. An opportunity to bring…

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Wedding Flowers

Not Your Average Flowers

November 23, 2018 | News

The big news this month in the world of stylish Sussex weddings is that Not Your Average I Do are launching ‘Not Your Average Flowers’! It is a very exciting addition to their already large offering of styling services. Kelly, Director of NYA, says “Not Your Average Flowers perfectly complements our range of ceremony backdrops, table centres, arches and altars and our award-winning venue styling service. By asking Not Your Average I Do to style your venue and design your flowers, you can be assured that the floral design work will complement and flow from the bridal party to the…

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Vintage Wedding

Timeless Elegance ~ Vintage/Japanese Themed Wedding

November 21, 2018 | News

Real couple Danielle and Iain got engaged in Japan so decided to incorporate it as a theme, along with their love for 1950s style. Dorset wedding photographer Paul Underhill perfectly captured their wedding at Knighton House We asked bride Danielle some questions to find out a bit more about the planning and the day itself… Q. WHAT WAS THE THEME/STYLE FOR YOUR BIG DAY? A. I’ve always loved the idea of a vintage-style wedding. My friends and I attend a lot of themed events and I adore vintage clothing. I’m particularly passionate about 1950s style and we both felt that the…

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Styled Wedding Shoot

Styled Shoot – Colourful, Boho Wedding Weekender

November 19, 2018 | News

Shoot coordinated By Nikki Ford, Fiesta Fields (extracted from issue 12). Couples put so much effort into just one day so it’s unsurprising the trend for longer celebrations is growing. An outdoor wedding is perfect for an extended party, since tipis/marquees and bell tents are generally up for the weekend anyway. For this shoot we wanted to provide some inspiration for a wedding weekender; starting on Friday evening with an outdoor cinema night with popcorn and hot dogs, a Saturday morning scavenger hunt, informal sharing platters, an evening ceremony, pizzas and desserts and a survivors breakfast on Sunday morning. We went…

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Business coach podcast


November 17, 2018 | News

Hey folks, a bit of a break from tradition today with a quick Saturday morning post from me! I wanted to point you in the direction of a podcast I was a guest on recently. I was interviewed by Lola Hoad for the One Girl Band podcast. Lola is based in Brighton, she’s a coach and speaker and she runs a co-working space for small creative businesses. If only I still lived in Brighton… I’d be there like a shot! We desperately need a cool co-working space in Portsmouth. Our chat gives a bit of an insight into why I…

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Wedding Lights Props

Supplier Spotlight ~ Pink Pineapple Events

November 14, 2018 | News

Some things in the wedding industry have been around for yonks and I can’t see them going anywhere soon. Giant light up letters are one of these things. I think the reason for this is they’re so… versatile. They wear different hats during the reception; the look pretty, they add light, they offer a great photo opportunity and they’re a talking point. Pink Pineapple Events hire their giant LOVE lights and they also offer a bespoke service where they can hand-make any letter or number. I like LOVE letters but I prefer getting a bit creative and imaginative with the…

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