Q&A with Martha Holli’s founder Rachel Gisby

Q. Hi Rachel! We love Martha Holli’s. Please explain to the readers what you offer. A. At Martha Holli’s we offer handmade bespoke wedding cakes, afternoon tea catering, donut wall hire, macaron towers, wedding favours and vintage china hire. We have a lovely 1960s vintage caravan we use to serve our afternoon teas from which works great for outdoor summer weddings. Q. Who’s Martha Holli? Where did the name come from? A. The name came from the caravan. When I bought her, she was already named Martha and had a lovely vintage-style nameplate on the back. The caravan model is…

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Supplier Spotlight – Outside & Instant

I have always found other people’s lives interesting. How they live, their upbringing, how they got into their careers etc. I find creative people’s lives especially interesting because they’ve followed their passion and have actively created a life on their own terms. As we continue to live in lockdown and get back to basics, it’s a good time to reflect on life, what you’ve done, how you’ve got to where you are, whether you’re happy… and thinking about the direction your future will take. Today we focus our spotlight on Hampshire-based Outside & Instant, a husband and wife team who…

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Back Garden Wedding – Nicki and Joel

Recently, Hampshire-based wedding photographer Jason Williams provided a guest blog post for us. His Top Five Wedding Venues in Hampshire. His curve ball suggestion was ‘your own back garden’. “Let’s be real” says Jason, “weddings cost an awful lot, so it’s a great way to save serious moolah”. Jason is booked for three back garden weddings this year and these photos of Nicki and Joel’s back garden wedding last summer demonstrate what you cam acheive. Over to bride, Nicki… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. A ‘summer garden party’. After the ceremony, we held our reception…

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Issue 17 is OUT!

Blog posts are a bit all over the shop at the moment but it’s business as usual from next week (online at least!) We have some great content lined up for the next few months to keep you inspired and on track for wedding plans… I’m excited to say Issue 17 is now out online! So grab a cuppa and have a read… I’m in love with this issue’s front cover, and the whole shoot in general (pages 26-29). The shoot was coordinated by Alex from The Wonderous Wedding Fair/The Vintage Parade who is a great friend of mine. She’s…

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Margot and the big C…

March 18, 2020 | News, Wedding Industry

Sorry, it’s another post about Covid 19. I don’t know about you but I’m finding updates from businesses very interesting. The thing with this is everyone’s got a unique set of circumstances so it’s interesting to see what tack people are taking. Although it does seem like choices are rapidly being taken out of our hands. Personally I’m doing what I can today/tomorrow while my son’s at nursery because if (or should I say when) they close, it’s game over… for goodness knows how long. My son Rupert is four and he’s not the kind of kid who plays quietly…

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Six Top Barn Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Barn weddings are a popular choice, allowing you to take on a space as your own and apply an intimate, rustic theme. Once you’ve got your decorations, your lighting, your catering, and everything else sorted, it’s time to spare a thought for your entertainment. Getting the entertainment spot on can massively enhance your dream barn wedding. Thankfully, barn weddings offer such a broad appeal, that your choices for fitting entertainment are pretty broad. Below, we’ve picked our six top barn wedding entertainment ideas to help get you started. Acoustic and folk style bands Our top pick for a lively barn…

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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Hampshire

We hand over to Hampshire-based photographer Jason Williams for today’s guest post!.. Let’s be honest, there are quite literally hundreds of wedding venues in Hampshire. Personally, I think Hampshire is one of the best places in the UK for weddings. We’re blessed with beaches, forests, urban venues, and everything in between. It can be a little bewildering when trying to find the “perfect” venue when what defines perfect for one would be an idea of hell for someone else. Therefore, to come up with a definitive list of “the best” is impossible. What I’ve tried to do here is to…

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Wedding Showcase @ The Cherry Barn

Calling all Kent-based couples-to-be! The folk at the beautiful Cherry Barn are hosting Wedding Showcase on Sunday 26th April. If you haven’t visited The Cherry Barn before, you’re in for a treat. The original 17th century oak-framed barn has been converted and extended, retaining its rustic rural features but boasting luxury modern conveniences. On the day the venue will be dressed by the best stylists and furniture hire companies, there will be food and wine pairing, the opportunity to have a mini hair/makeup consultation and the chance to have fun in the photobooth. Expect to see beautiful dresses, the best photographers,…

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Getting to Know… The Stag & the Doe

Today we get to know Lindsey Macadie, the talented photographer behind The Stag & the Doe. We’re very jealous of her time in Maui! Oh to be there now, on this cold wet dreary day… Q. What makes you happy? A. Sunshine, wisteria and giggles with good friends. Q.What does a perfect weekend look like to you? A. Some live music, time with family and friends, a walk followed by a Sunday roast. That’s a good weekend! Q. What’s your idea of a dream holiday? A. Sunshine and some sort of activities like yoga or kayaking. A good dose of…

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The Countdown is ON… The Wonderous Wedding Fair Brighton

In a couple of weeks I’m setting my alarm for stupid o’clock in the morning to head over to Brighton to help out at The Wonderous Wedding Fair which is run by my good friend Alex Cvijovic. The Wonderous Wedding Fair is not your average wedding fair. The vibe is stylish, creative and alternative with emphasis on fun and interaction. This time the event is popping up at Fabrica, a contemporary art gallery in a former church, right in the centre of boho Brighton. When? Sunday 15th March 11am-3pm Where? Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG Expect approx 30…

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