Category: Top tips

Why do I need a Wedding Stylist?

November 12, 2019 | Styling, Top tips, Wedding stylist

Sally Gallis from Events by Design thinks a wedding stylist is worth their weight in gold… but she would right because she’s a wedding stylist?! Over to Sally to educate and convince you… A good stylist is like a little magical pixie who (from a guest’s point of view) pops in on the morning of your wedding, makes it all pretty and disappears again. From a couple’s point of view, it’s a bit different. They are still like a magical pixie, but sooooo much more too. You might be one of those people who have amazing ideas but just need…

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Top Tips for a DIY Wedding Cake

July 26, 2019 | DIY, DIY Tips, Top tips, Wedding cake

Many brides opt for a DIY wedding cake when it comes to their big day, so we have Lara Kenny of Love from lila xx, a bespoke wedding cake company based on the Surrey/Hampshire border, sharing her best tips: To decide on what cakes you need, look for cutting guides online. For ‘normal’ 3” high tiers, look at 1×2” serving sizes. As an example, an 8” cake will give you about 26 slices. When it comes to filling the cakes, fresh cream and cream cheese are a no-no for quite a few reasons. For my jam layers, I pipe a…

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Wedding Fair

Top Tips for Visiting Wedding Fairs

Happy Friday folks! My weekend is going to be far from relaxing as I work though all the last minute jobs for Margot’s Outdoor Extravaganza on Sunday! I’m really looking forward to this outdoor festival-style wedding fair we’re hosting with Kissing Gate Events and I pray the weather forecast doesn’t change… at the moment it’s looking like rain, thunder and lightening tonight and Saturday, and then clear skies and sunshine on Sunday! Our exhibitors are showcasing within the traditional pole marquee, the bell tents are up, we’ve got campervans, caravans, workshops, a horse box bar, horse box toilets, kids activities,…

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Marriage Advice

Project Love

July 17, 2019 | Love, Marriage, Podcast, Top tips

The Project Love podcast is one of my faves. It’s hosted by Selina Barker and Vicki Pavitt and their passion for love is infectious. We put so much emphasis on the wedding day but what about when the last balloon’s been popped and the honeymoon’s over? I asked them for their advice when it comes to maintaining a happy and healthy marriage (extracted from our special issue which is available to order online while stocks last). Q. How do you think marriage changes a relationship? A. While very little changes on the outside when people get married today, over and…

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Down with the Trumpets 

Lucy Dixon set up Lemon Entertainment after eight years working in the music industry. She realised how hard it was to find and book high-quality bands for weddings. Lucy supplies clients with fantastic musicians who make their living from recording and touring with established, well-known artists such as Florence and The Machine and Ed Sheeran.  Lucy says: “I know how to put on a fantastic party, I focus on the details and I know which elements are a must have for a memorable event. If I was to label my style, it would be ‘Luxury with an Edge’. Think House of Hackney meets The Cashmere Jumper or Diptique meets David Bowie.”  Lucy shares her favourite songs for…

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Wedding Styling

Pro Styling Top Tips…

Today (extracted from our current issue) we’re excited to bring you five DIY top tips from styling expert Kate Hirons of Jump the Broom… 1. Get Moody First up, don’t just dive straight in! I am a BIG fan of a mood board, mainly because I can start with just one item or colour I love and work outwards from there. Take your time to create a palette, look for images that inspire you online and decide on the kind of atmosphere you want to create: do you want it to be soft, feminine and romantic? Bold, dark and edgy? Or…

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