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July 21, 2021 | News, Updates from HQ, Wedding Fair

Like many of us the last 18 months has changed me. I honestly feel like a different person. I’m in a different place physically, mentally and emotionally. Do you relate? The wedding industry was one of the hardest hit as a result of the Covid pandemic. I had to cancel five wedding fairs, my weddings at the boat shed got postponed and cancelled, and I Furloughed myself. Last year I lived at my sister’s house for months, bought a paddle board, started putting my #sobercurious thoughts into action and moved house in November. Moving into this house was the security…

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Margot’s Winchester Wedding Fair

It seems like such a long time ago we shouted about an upcoming wedding fair! We cancelled five wedding fairs during the pandemic so we’re delighted to be back in action with an upcoming date and a new venue… Above photos (1&3) Ferris & Sloane Photography On Sunday 7th November you’ll find us popping up with an inspirational event in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. Expect a marquee full of fabulous suppliers, goody bags, fizz, canapes, live music and creative workshops. Above photos: Katherine and her Camera If you’ve been to one of our wedding fairs before you’ll know they’re…

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Weddings & Booze – Observations through a sober lens

I wanted to write a post about weddings and booze because, after years of party girl behaviour, I’ve just celebrated six months sober. Go me! It was my 40th at the end of 2019 and I decided I wanted to attempt a year (2020) off booze (little did I know what was around the corner!) I just never had an off switch. I could never moderate and after one or two drinks I wanted more more MORE. Hangovers were getting harder and the constant boozing wasn’t helping my anxiety (I used to call it hanxiety). I just couldn’t shake the…

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My Trip to Wasing Park

June 24, 2021 | Berkshire Wedding, Wedding Venue

I must be doing something right because the good people of Wasing Park in Berkshire invited me to their recent press event. What with Covid shenanigans it had to be postponed but it finally happened last weekend… and what a treat it was. Wasing Park is an estate steeped in family history, that dates back to 1759. The fact you pass through grazing cattle and vast land between entering the grounds and arriving in the car park, gives you an idea of the size of the estate! On arrival we were greeted on the terrace with drinks and a light,…

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Country Garden Styling with Bell & Bell Events

Bell & Bell Events is run by sister duo Jen and Sue. I spoke to them about their hire collection, their unique aesthetic and how they’ve kept busy during the pandemic… When Sue was planning her wedding back in 2018, she and her husband were set on creating a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. They wanted an intimate, country-style wedding with a bit of fun. Their wedding was at Cissbury Barns which, at the time, was still being converted from an old sheep barn. “A little bit of spit and sawdust was what we saw and fell in love with” says Sue. They…

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Q&A with Christina from Rock the Dancefloor

I fell for Rock the Dancefloor when I saw their fun retro bridal shoot at Bobby’s in London. We all know I have a weakness for anything retro and iconic and this really got me feeling all the feels. I felt (from obsessively studying her Instagram page) that founder/creative director Christina must be a girl after my own heart, so I wanted to grill her and feature her on the blog. You’re welcome!.. Q. Hi Christina! Can you start by telling us what your vision is for Rock the Dancefloor please? i.e. what services you offer. A. Rock the Dancefloor…

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Supplier Spotlight – Bombshell HQ

I’m thrilled to feature Bombshell HQ today. I’ve spent quite some time sipping coffee and deciding on my favourite dresses from their collection to share with you. It’s got me feeling all fancy I have to say! You will see their designs are all timeless and ageless so they’re great investments pieces. I think they work equally well for bridesmaids, guests and mother-of-the-bride/groom. The designer behind Bombshell is Katya Wildman. She was a costume designer for television, so when she couldn’t find a dress suitable for her curves, she designed one… and so Bombshell HQ was born! “I wanted to…

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The Nostalgia Show… for a Hen do?

May 27, 2021 | Glamping, Hen Party

This is a quick one as I need to wrap up work and prepare myself for half term away in Cornwall. And shock horror the weather forecast looks good! This means I need to go into crisis mode with fake tan, nail varnish and trying on my whole summer wardrobe in the vain hope something might still fit… And talking of good weather and good times, it’s The Nostalgia Show next month. How can I shoehorn this onto a wedding blog? I know… gather your pals and make a weekend of it for a hen/stag do? Or a hen/stag do…

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Italian Styled Shoot – Nature with a hint of retro Bohemia

Today we hand over to our friends, a group of wedding professionals in Italy, to talk us through one of their recent styled shoots. We love how they’ve utilised the natural environment while creating a thoroughly modern look… The Italian landscape offers a gift of a wild and true nature. Passing through hills covered by centuries-old olive trees we reached this big cane thicket. Here the light of the sun, filtered by the reeds, created geometric slices of light and a warm and golden atmosphere. The space seems to form a large container that both protects and divides. While the…

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Confetti Coast Photography on Amy & Sam’s Portsmouth Micro Wedding

Today we hear from Kaz of Confetti Coast Photography. She specialises in photographing coastal weddings and is passionate about sustainability. Her passion for her business really shows as she tells us about Amy & Sam’s Portsmouth wedding that changed shape due to the Covid pandemic… Q. Hi Kaz! Can you tell us how you initially met Amy & Sam and how it came about they booked you for their wedding? A. I’ve known Amy for a few years, first meeting her at a friend’s vintage style wedding at Grittenham Barn where she was singing. I was really struck by her…

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