Girl’s Night In Virtual Hen Party

May 5, 2020 | Hen Party, Wellness

How are we all adapting to the new normal? Whose social life is better than it’s ever been? Who has thrown themselves into Zoom in a big way? Me! We have more time on our hands and there are so many online resources to get involved with. I for one am making the most of them when I can. I love supporting small independent businesses and I think now more than ever it’s very important. I champion people who are diversifying their offering during this time and working hard… not just sitting about watching Tiger King! Since meeting Maxine Bailey-Green,…

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Duncton Mill – Under New Management

Duncton Mill near Petworth in West Sussex is a fishery and beautiful lakeside marquee venue. Caroline and Martin have been running the venue for years but as they’re due to retire, Carole from The Naked Food Company is taking over… and she’s got BIG plans. Carole’s catering business has been based on the estate at Duncton Mill for years. The award-winning company creates bespoke menus to suit a variety of tastes, styles and budgets. Choose The Naked Food Company to cater for your lakeside wedding (think grazing tables under the trees and desserts on the jetty) or bring in a…

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Q&A With Freight Train Runners

If you’re looking for a wedding band in Hampshire you must check out Freight Train Runners. They’re amazing! The video at the bottom of the post is testament to their talent… and a brilliant first dance song choice. Q. How long has Freight Train Runners been around? A. We’ve been together since 2016. Q. How did the band form?  A. I put the band together myself by inviting musicians I had worked with previously to join. I wanted to start something with a fresh and different take on set list choices. Q. What are your backgrounds? And do you all…

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Lucy & Jack’s Sunny Winter Wedding at The Worthing Dome

There is nothing we don’t love about this wedding. One of our favourite venues (we really really hope to be at The Worthing Dome for Margot’s Wedding Fair on Sunday 27th September!), beautiful people, stunning flowers, a 20s theme suited to a 2020 winter wedding, all captured by one of our very favourite photographers (Teddy Pig Photography). (Also, Bride Lucy works for the NHS so lets clap extra loudly for her tonight) Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. 1920s/Art Deco/vintage. As the venue has beautiful Art Deco-style windows and it was 2020 it was an easy…

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Luna & Sol – Sustainable and Eco-friendly Invitations

(Extracted from our current issue) Great invitation design doesn’t have to be compromised or cost the earth. Save the planet and potentially your wedding budget. The ethos of Luna & Sol stems from founders Cat and Chiara’s love of art and their belief in sustainability. Organic Seeded Paper Range Handmade cotton paper is pressed with wildflower and basil seeds. Your wedding guests can then pot and grow the invitation into a plant. Even if they do throw it away, it will decompose and grow somewhere on this earth instead of sitting in landfill. All-in-One Range In addition to the seeded…

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FaceTime Photo Shoots with Tim Dunk

WHAT an intense few weeks. I feel like this week is an oasis of calm after a period of frantically trying to cobble together a new ‘life infrastructure’. I tried to cope alone in my garden-less flat with my four-year-old son for the first couple of weeks. I did my best to keep us both sane with plenty of baking, crafts and Joe Wicks workouts (intermingled with lots of Googling re the Furlough system and Universal Credit entitlement) but it soon became apparent that I was going slightly doolally. Crisis talks were had with my co-parent and my sister and…

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Getting to know… Velvet Broon Flowers

April 14, 2020 | Wedding Florist, Wedding Flowers

We recently welcomed Velvet Broon Flowers to our online directory. We love Lesley’s down-to-earth, yet luxurious style and we wanted to get to know her a little better! Q. How would you describe your floristry style? A. I would describe my style as colourful, romantic, garden-style florals. Q. How long have you been doing floristry? What’s your background? A. My career in flowers started after I graduated form art school in Aberdeen in 1997.  As a shop florist I learned everything from washing buckets, sweeping floors to creating and delivering bouquets and arrangements. I then moved to Texas in 1999…

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Emily & Edd’s Bijou Country Garden Cotswolds Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Our theme was laidback country garden. Our colours were lots of green, with touches of white and grey. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. My husband and I have been together for 10 years. We thought it was about time that we got married. As a wedding photographer I didn’t want to have a big wedding. We both wanted something small and relaxed with just our closest family and friends. Q. How did you chose your venue and suppliers?…

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Draw My Wedding

I met Tim King at Most Curious Wedding Fair in London this year. I loved his quirky offering, and his story. He told me the wedding business was a happy accident. He was doing a personal project, an illustration every day, and it just so happened he was going to rather a lot of weddings at the time! I think, alongside photography, this is such a brilliant was to capture the atmosphere and emotions of a wedding day. (Extracted from Issue 17). Capture Your Wedding Story with Reportage Illustration. Tim King is an award-winning reportage illustrator. His project ‘Drawn on…

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Featured Caterer – Q&A with Grate Catering & Events

(Featured caterer editorial extracted from Issue 17). Q. Hi Norm! We love Grate Catering & Events and everything you stand for. Please tell the readers what you’re all about… A. We’re a fire pit catering company where the produce is the focus of everything we do.  Our high welfare meat is always sourced from the South Downs or The New Forest.  Our vegetables are seasonal and sourced from as close to home as possible.  We also run a monthly supper club served at our kitchen table in Southsea.  This is where we get to cook some amazing local produce and…

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