Category: Unique Ideas

Back Garden Wedding – Nicki and Joel

Recently, Hampshire-based wedding photographer Jason Williams provided a guest blog post for us. His Top Five Wedding Venues in Hampshire. His curve ball suggestion was ‘your own back garden’. “Let’s be real” says Jason, “weddings cost an awful lot, so it’s a great way to save serious moolah”. Jason is booked for three back garden weddings this year and these photos of Nicki and Joel’s back garden wedding last summer demonstrate what you cam acheive. Over to bride, Nicki… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. A ‘summer garden party’. After the ceremony, we held our reception…

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Issue 17 is OUT!

Blog posts are a bit all over the shop at the moment but it’s business as usual from next week (online at least!) We have some great content lined up for the next few months to keep you inspired and on track for wedding plans… I’m excited to say Issue 17 is now out online! So grab a cuppa and have a read… I’m in love with this issue’s front cover, and the whole shoot in general (pages 26-29). The shoot was coordinated by Alex from The Wonderous Wedding Fair/The Vintage Parade who is a great friend of mine. She’s…

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The Countdown is ON… The Wonderous Wedding Fair Brighton

In a couple of weeks I’m setting my alarm for stupid o’clock in the morning to head over to Brighton to help out at The Wonderous Wedding Fair which is run by my good friend Alex Cvijovic. The Wonderous Wedding Fair is not your average wedding fair. The vibe is stylish, creative and alternative with emphasis on fun and interaction. This time the event is popping up at Fabrica, a contemporary art gallery in a former church, right in the centre of boho Brighton. When? Sunday 15th March 11am-3pm Where? Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG Expect approx 30…

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Wedding Tableware Hire

Getting to know… Harriet’s Table

Today we hear from Ellen Young, owner and founder of Harriet’s Table. She tells us all about her ideal client and how her hire collection creates very different ‘looks’. Q. Please tell us briefly what Harriet’s Table specialises in. A. Harriet’s Table specialised in vintage luxe tableware. It’s a collection of gold gilt crockery, crystal glassware and silver cutlery. Q. How did you come up with the idea for the business? A. I guess it was around three years ago when I started receiving enquiries (via Vintage Flair) from creative couples asking if I had dinnerware rather than afternoon tea…

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Fangirling on… All Frills Studio

I had a bit of birthday money knocking about (following my big 4 0 before Christmas) so I’ve booked myself onto a signwriting course at the beginning of March. I’m so excited! I feel like it’s something I really want to give a bash. I love words, I love colour, I love design and I would say I’m a pretty creative person. This could be my calling! I always say if I had my time again I would have gone down the graphic design route. I want to take the opportunity here to feature a signwriter I’ve been swooning over….

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Margot’s 70s Dessert Trolley

I didn’t feel well at the weekend so I spent plenty of time cocooned in a blanket on the sofa. Usually when I’m in this type of hibernation mode I go down an Instagram inspiration rabbit hole. Things I love: fun, parties, food, colour, nostalgia, theatre, quirk. What did I find that ticked all these boxes and got me excited? Retro desserts. Why oh why don’t we still have dessert trolleys like back in the seventies? Well, let me tell you guys, we can. I’m bringing it back for weddings. Big trifles to dig into, black forest gateaus, pineapple upside…

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Q&A with Lauren Hunt, illustrator and founder of Paper Bear Lane

January 9, 2020 | Unique Ideas, Wedding Stationery

Extracted from issue 16, we’re delighted to bring you a sneak peek into the create brain of talented illustrator, Lauren from Paper Bear Lane… Q. What’s your background/qualifications? i.e. how did you get into illustration?! Have you been drawing since you were young? A. Oh it’s been a long old road to get here. And yet, when I look back on things, it’s honestly as if it’s all been meant to be. I guess you could say it started when I was around five at Rainbows and won a stocking full of chocolate goodies for drawing the best Christmas tree….

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Margot’s Party

Happy New Year! I’m definitely easing myself back in gently… I’m feeling rather fragile. I’ve caught up with my emails and I’m scheduling some blog posts but I won’t be back with full force until next week! Christmas is hectic isn’t it? I think it’s too much. Who do we talk to about toning it down? My December also involves my son’s birthday and my birthday so I get an extra amount of overwhelm! It’s been a brilliant one but my word I’m glad to be getting back to normal. Next week you can expect more news of our next…

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The Boat Shed @ Salt – 8 Ideas to Inspire

Margot’s Wedding are managing weddings at brand new Hampshire wedding venue, The Boat Shed @ Salt. Our exciting launch wedding fair is taking place on 8th March where they’ll be plenty of unique inspiration from talented local suppliers. In the meantime here are some ideas we love… Pie & Mash A couple who recently viewed for an October wedding wanted pie and mash from local independent record store/pie restaurant Pie & Vinyl. We thought that was an ace idea for cosy autumn vibes. They even do cana-pies (see what they did there?) as mini morsels to accompany reception drinks. We…

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The Big Red Box – Audio Guest Book

The Big Red Box is the world’s only audio guest book. Housed in a beautifully handcrafted, life-sized replica of the iconic British red telephone box, it’s fun, interactive and uses state-of-the-art technology to capture the essence of an event. Founder and Chief Inventor Rebecca Uttley has produced events for over 20 years. She’s worked as a PA to the rich and famous, as a wedding planner, Art Director for Secret Cinema and she once owned an antiques shop. Over to Rebecca to tell us more… The idea for an audio guest book came about whilst planning a wedding for a…

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