Hampshire Wedding Boot Fair

Hampshire Wedding Fair Dates

March 3, 2018 | News

Upcoming dates for your diary from Hants Events (copies of issue 11 will be given out at all the events): The Hampshire Wedding Boot Fair Saturday 17th March 2018 The Lockswood Centre, Locks Heath Shopping Village, Locks Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 6DX 10:30am – 1:30pm The modern alternative to a traditional bridal fair! Brides to be can create their own DIY wedding. Buy and sell your preloved wedding items from dresses and accessories to table decorations and wedding props.  Featuring lots of exhibitors all eager to showcase their services and products. Glean inspiration and ideas to bring your wedding vision…

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Alternative Wedding Stationery

Wedding Stationery: What’s the difference?

February 28, 2018 | News

  Today we’re pleased to feature a guest post by Vaishali from Ananya Cards. She explains the different options available for your wedding stationery. Who knew there were so many! Choosing your wedding stationery is one of the most fun planning tasks, and is one of the very first ‘real’ glimpses of your vision, for both you and your guests. The aesthetics you choose will likely be carried through the rest of the stylistic narrative of your wedding, and these days the choices really are endless. So much so that, without knowledge of what the terminology and techniques actually are,…

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Alternative Wedding Fair London

Creative London Wedding Fair

February 26, 2018 | News

Why go to a wedding fair? For the creative couple, sadly wedding fairs can be less of a benefit and more of a chore – noone wants to be given the hard-sell for products or services that don’t inspire them or get their creative juices flowing. When you have an artistic eye, planning a wedding can be such a challenge. You don’t want generic for your special day – you want wow, but most importantly you want it to be about your own passions and personalities. Despite London being the fashion and creative capital of the UK, it’s surprising how…

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Mix Tape

Faye’s Mix Tape

February 23, 2018 | News

It’s Friday – hurrah! We feel like getting our dancing shoes on this weekend so we’ve decided to delve into the archives and revive an article we featured in issue 8 way back in 2016. Classic songs don’t get old do they? Over to our friend Faye from Good Egg Media: Do you have an ‘our song’ or are you panicking that you don’t? Are you a stickler for tradition or would you like to shake things up a little at your wedding? Maybe your beloved didn’t make you a mix tape (Google ‘cassette tape’ young folk). Not every couple…

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Unicorn Blush styled shoot

Boho Blush (with a hint of Unicorn!)

February 21, 2018 | News

I was thrilled when Gwenda Jeffs (from Bohotanical and Unity Styling) got in touch with this fabulous styled shoot. You’ll be able to see the cake again within the pages of issue 11 (out next month), it’s incredible. And Prosecco lollies? Yes please… Firstly Gwenda is going to explain her inspiration for the shoot and then each we hear from each supplier about their input and how they met the brief: Gwenda – “I first devised the concept of this shoot on a visit to Karen at Rock The Frock in Essex; here I saw the blush pink and silver…

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Bespoken Events Fair

Bespoken Events Wedding Fair

February 19, 2018 | News

On Sunday 25th of February, the beautiful Pilgrim’s Rest in Battle are joining forces with Bespoken Events Hastings  to create a small but unique wedding fair for brides looking for some (out of the ordinary) wedding inspiration. The timber-framed, Elizabethan building lends itself perfectly to rustic and romantic style weddings, and was style for this gorgeous photo shoot by the carefully selected vendors who are taking part on the day. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the theme for the shoot and although balmy summer days seemed a million miles away from the stormy day of the shoot, the candlelit venue…

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Wedding planning advice

Questions for your Wedding Venue

February 16, 2018 | News

Today we hand over to professional wedding planner Charlotte Hill from Best day Ever Wedding Planning. She has valuable advice when it comes to visiting and choosing your venue. When that’s sorted the rest will fall into place! Over to Charlotte: So … you’re starting your wedding planning and you’re searching for that perfect venue, but where do you start? You’ll need a venue to hold your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception but these do not have to be all in the same place. You may ponder the idea of looking at a venue to host all three elements…

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Alternative Wedding Celebrant

How you can personalise your wedding with a Wedding Celebrant

February 14, 2018 | News

Today we’re thrilled to share expert advice from Lauren Balloch of The Celebrant Directory. If you’re in the dark about what celebrants do, read on! Over to Lauren: How many times have you Googled wedding ideas on Pinterest? Let me guess, 100, 200, 1000 times? When it comes to planning a wedding we spend a huge amount of time making sure every little detail is unique and our own. We focus on making sure the invitations, the decorations and every other aspect is all personalised to our individual quirkiness which makes our weddings unique to us…so why stop when it comes…

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Mobile wedding bar

5 Tips for Creating Personalised Wedding Drinks

February 12, 2018 | News

Written by Emma Wickstead, owner and founder of Bizarre Bars – an independent mobile bar company. Your wedding bar menu is the perfect opportunity to add some creativity to your day, especially if your drinks reflect you and your partner’s personality. In this post, I offer my top creative tips on how to plan your very own personalised menu: 1. Practically perfect in every way You’ve got the perfect dress, the perfect husband and the decorations are perfectly on point, don’t let the drinks bring it down! Nowadays a straw and an umbrella just won’t do. Try dried flowers and edible glitter…

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Vintage Botanical Styling

February 9, 2018 | News

Today we hear from Helen Baker from Betty Loves Vintage about this stylish ‘Vintage Botanical’ shoot she worked on last year. We love the simplicity of this shoot and the stationery from Lynda Loves is divine. Over to Helen: Sussex has a lot of hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues and when I heard a new rustic wedding venue had launched not far from me, and was having an open day I had to go and have a look round. The Pilgrims Rest did not disappoint! The 600-year-old timber framed Wealden hall house is right next to Battle Abbey. Not…

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