How does a good wedding… smell?

Today we have a guest feature from Nic Prichard, founder of Pure Cariad wellbeing candles and diffusers. Nic is an Aromatherapist so she’s perfectly placed to offer tips and ideas to create a wedding aroma that compliments your venue, vibe and memories. Over to Nic… Aroma can elevate your wedding setting by creating that feel-good, love-is-in-the-air aroma that will get people talking, mingling and dancing the night away. This in turn will cement the memory so whenever you or your guests smell that aroma again, or a similar one, they’ll be transported back to that happy day. I love all…

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What is it really like to work with a wedding Celebrant?

If you’ve never planned a wedding before the ceremony element might be a little daunting. Where do you even start? What do celebrants actually do? Well today we’re lucky enough to have a guest post from Aggie the Celebrant to talk us through her process. Over to Aggie!.. Using a celebrant has been touted as being a big new trend for weddings – you get a super personal, fun, relaxed, ceremony done by someone who’s truly invested in your wedding. However, it’s still relatively new to a lot of people so I’m going to take you through the process of…

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Q&A with Alexandra from The Pastry Corner

February 22, 2022 | Hampshire Wedding, Wedding cake

Today we hear from Alexandra from The Pastry Corner, she’s on track to provide 100+ wedding cakes this year so she knows a thing or two about what’s happening in the cake world… Q. Hi! Firstly I’d love to hear about your background and how you got to where you are today? A. It all started in my grandma and mum’s kitchen, making jam tarts and cupcakes. Then I studied at Highbury College and Southdown College, before getting my first job at L’Ortolan restaurant (Michellen star). This is where I learnt what a kitchen environment is really like. I was…

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Holly & Ed’s Wedding at Botley Hill Barn

Today we’ve featured a classic, timeless wedding featuring some of the best wedding suppliers in Surrey. We LOVE Holly’s wide leg jumpsuit, and we like how they kept things simple but bucked traditions to make the day their own… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. It was really important to us to keep the day as relaxed and as true to us as possible. We leant heavily on our suppliers and their knowledge of the venue to pull together a simple and cosy look that worked well for the time of year, but also didn’t cost…

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Midsummer Nightcap – bars, food, styling… and disco products!

I have always swooned over Midsummer Nightcap‘s style and presence in the events world. I caught up with owner Francesca to see what she has in store for this season and beyond… Q. Hi Francesca! We’re approaching another wedding season. How many is this for Midsummer Nightcap now? A. This will be our fifth year! Very excited and already enjoying making plans for some amazing weddings this year. It’s especially exciting for those who have been planning for an extremely long time. Q. Can you tell us about your background and how you got into event bars? A. I worked…

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How Covid helped this Hampshire caterer bloom…

Martha Hollis was created in 2018 when chef Rachel Sheppard bought a vintage caravan named Martha. Using the beautiful vintage caravan to serve afternoon teas from, Martha and Rachel had a lovely time travelling around weddings and events serving tea in the sunshine. Rachel created wedding cakes and favours, and started to offer grazing platters and canapés alongside her afternoon teas. She visited lots of wedding fairs and took part in styled shoots. The name was getting out and life was good… THEN CAME COVID. “At first I didn’t think too much of it” explained Rachel “then when the lockdown…

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Getting to know Scott Morey Photography

Today we get to know Hampshire-based photographer Scott Morey. He explains how other people’s creativity inspires him, how you’ll mainly find him in the woods when he’s not working, and how his ideal clients are probably tearing up the rule book when it comes to wedding traditions… Q. Hi Scott! I’d love to hear about your background and how you got into photography? A. Being a hobby photographer and also a family man, I was forever taking photos of my children. It didn’t take long before I had friends and family asking if I could get similar shots of their…

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Margot’s Wedding is For Sale!

December 18, 2021 | Wedding Industry

Happy Christmas everyone! Only a week to go… until it’s all over (I’m such a bah humbug). With school broken up I now enter the phase of not knowing what day it is or what on earth I’m supposed to be doing. I DO know it’s my birthday on Thursday and I’m going to Brighton with my pals for brunch, shopping and cake. I have instructed everyone the dress code is The Birthday Jumper i.e. the antithesis of the Christmas jumper. I’m going to be 42, I started this business when I was 29 (who remembers our old name Doily…

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Hen/Stag Yachting Package from Raggy&Boo

How does a weekend aboard a yacht sailing around the Solent sound to you? Pretty Kardashian-esque if you ask me (I’ve watch A LOT of Below Deck). You and six others will be treated to fizz and goodies on arrival while you settle into your new (nautical) digs in Lymington. Your first night will be in the harbour so you can enjoy the pubs, bars and restaurants in the buzzing Georgian town. Just make sure you make it back to the boat before it sets sail the following day! The next morning you’ll be off on your adventure in the…

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Russian Blooms hits the road!

It’s been so cold lately I’ve regretted getting rid of my mum’s old Russian hat (little-known fact about me, I lived in Moscow when I was four). When I think of Russia I don’t think of flowers somehow but today I’m featuring Hampshire-based Russian Blooms! Sometimes I look at people’s work and I think “how the devil are you so talented?” and Sally Biloshiskaya’s floristry business is no exception. Sally started the business two years ago simply because she wanted to do something she loved. She obviously has passion and raw talent for the industry because her designs have been…

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