Lucy & Harry’s Blooming Lovely Festival-style Wedding

The scent inside the marquee with all these flowers must have been incredible! Over to Lucy to tell us all about her wonderful, relaxed, colourful day… Our wedding theme was: colourful, rustic, festival, bohemian. In a countryside location. The most important thing to us when tying the knot was our little family feeling ‘oneness’. Marriage is a bond like no other and it’s made us stronger and closer as a family. For ourselves and the kids to all share the same surname. Unconditional love. We always knew we wanted a ‘field’ wedding and that’s exactly what we had. Harry’s family…

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Q&A With Sussex-based Wedding Photographer Katie Rogers

East Sussex-based wedding photographer Katie Rogers has recently joined our online supplier directory. We love her elegant, arty style and how passionate she is about her craft and the couples she works with. Q. How would you describe your photography style? A. My style in a nutshell is joyful, elegant and intimate, and I love to work with my couples in a relaxed and fun way. Q. Where are you based and which venues do your frequent? Which is your favourite venue to shoot at and why? A. I’m based in Hastings, East Sussex but cover wherever my couples would…

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Styled Bridal Shoot at The Winding House, Kent

Kent-based wedding planner Natasha Spencer curated this simple, elegant bridal shoot at The Winding House. Over to Natasha to explain her inspiration behind the cool collaboration… “I’ve spent a lot of time swooning over beautiful, minimal wedding styling lately and wanted to create my own shoot.” “The minimal, industrial-style colours I took inspiration from are natural, crisp, clean and simple.” “I softened the minimal colours using neutral tones and copper.” “I wanted to keep everything paired back whilst exuding luxury, warmth and style.” Planning and Styling – www.natasha-spencer.co.uk Photography – samieleephotography.com Venue – www.thewindinghouseweddings.com Dresses – www.harpersmithbridal.co.uk Hair and Make Up…

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Sam & Rob’s Relaxed Vegan Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Botanical. The theme was emphasised through our reception as this is where we spent most of the celebration. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. When we first decided to get married I said to Rob “I have two things, 1) we get married at the Brighton Bandstand, and 2) We have a dessert table and not just a cake” Rob turned and said “OK, but I want the food to be vegan.” For us, it was about being able…

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Marriage, weddings, love, hugs, French kisses and closeness…

The Coronavirus pandemic has left the wedding industry hanging in the air. When can we have weddings again? Is 2020 a complete write off? Can we have a small wedding? Will next year be ‘back to normal’? Will we still have to social distance? How will that work in practice? This got me thinking back to last August when my best friend got married in France. How lucky they were it was last year not this year, how much ‘closeness’ there is at weddings, how much we took for granted. Flying High I wrote my ‘best woman’ speech on the…

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Wedding Industry Personal Branding Event

Back in February (when I still had a brain), I hosted a personal branding networking event with my good friends at Wagner Hall in Brighton. My favourite small businesses are the ones where the owner’s personality shines through and I’m always interested to get to know the person behind the brand… which is why I do ‘supplier spotlight’ and Q&As with wedding suppliers on the blog. I want to know who they are, how they live, what inspires them. I want to know about their background, how they got started, what future plans they’ve got. Am I just plain nosey?…

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Hampshire Wedding Venue – The Boat Shed

Ok so we’re nearly into June and this summer is looking VERY different to the summer I imagined. I think it goes without saying that everyone’s summer/year is looking very different to the one they imagined. My heart goes out to everyone who has had to postpone/cancel their wedding. The thing about the Covid-19 outbreak is how everyone’s been affected in their own way and I just hope those planning 2020 weddings have managed to put a suitable plan in place. We don’t know yet how it’s all going to affect the wedding industry in the long term but it’s…

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Bridal Inspiration – Southsea Styled Shoot

Today, extracted from our current issue, we’ve got an uber-cool inspirational shoot for you. Shot in my hometown of Southsea, Portsmouth and involving some of my very favourite supplier folk, this shoot was a no-brainer for our issue 17 cover. The only problem was choosing which image to use! The shoot was organised by my good friend and colleague Alex Cvijovic who runs The Vintage Parade and The Wonderous Wedding Fair. With a background in art and design, Alex always comes up with unique concepts and executes them perfectly. This shoot took place at The Queens Hotel in Southsea, a magnificent…

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Lets Talk Wedding Bell Tents…

Great British Bell Tents offer bell tent hire in Sussex, Surrey and surrounding counties. We caught up with director Kieran to find out a little more about the business… Q. How long have you been running GBBT? A. This was meant to be the start of our fourth season but obviously due to the current situation this has been put on pause.  However, we are still hopeful we can still set up some bell tents for a few weddings and festivals towards the latter part of the season. Q. What’s your background and how did the idea for the business…

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Taco Home Delivery Kits (Portsmouth)

Cooking and eating good food has become part of my lockdown routine, as has supporting local independent businesses who are stepping up and diversifying. So when I heard our advertiser Grate Catering & Events were offering taco delivery kits, I had to get involved! I realise this delivery offering is very local to me in Portsmouth, and if your mouth is watering elsewhere… I’m sorry! But Norm and Iris offer event catering further afield, check out the recent Q&A we featured to get a better idea of them and their business. Taco home delivery kit for two people includes: 10…

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