Category: Bridal Inspiration

Hampshire Boutique – Margaux Mae Bridal

I had a lovely brunch recently with Andrea Dargon of Hampshire-based Margaux Mae Bridal. We chatted about all sorts; how the former PA found her way into the wedding industry through making cakes, her work as Hampshire Brand Ambassador for The Wedding Industry Supplier Network, and the journey that saw her realising her dream and launching her bridal boutique in August. We discussed how Andrea thinks Princess Margaret was the most iconic royal bride. ‘Strong and wild’ is how she describes her. It’s her love for this type of timeless, elegant dress that saw her carefully choosing the designers for…

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Book a Treatment and Wedding Consultation at Margot’s!

Would you like to come round and have a deeply relaxing hour-long energy treatment while talking all about your wedding? As well as my wedding duties I now offer a holistic treatment called Access Bars. Since I trained last month I have done countless treatments and met people from all walks of life. Some like to stay silent throughout the treatment, but some talk throughout and I’ve found the dynamic of a chat in that relaxed environment very powerful. Almost like an informal therapy session!.. For both of us! I have decided to offer the treatment combined with a wedding…

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Margot’s Winchester Wedding Fair

It seems like such a long time ago we shouted about an upcoming wedding fair! We cancelled five wedding fairs during the pandemic so we’re delighted to be back in action with an upcoming date and a new venue… Above photos (1&3) Ferris & Sloane Photography On Sunday 7th November you’ll find us popping up with an inspirational event in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. Expect a marquee full of fabulous suppliers, goody bags, fizz, canapes, live music and creative workshops. Above photos: Katherine and her Camera If you’ve been to one of our wedding fairs before you’ll know they’re…

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Country Garden Styling with Bell & Bell Events

Bell & Bell Events is run by sister duo Jen and Sue. I spoke to them about their hire collection, their unique aesthetic and how they’ve kept busy during the pandemic… When Sue was planning her wedding back in 2018, she and her husband were set on creating a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. They wanted an intimate, country-style wedding with a bit of fun. Their wedding was at Cissbury Barns which, at the time, was still being converted from an old sheep barn. “A little bit of spit and sawdust was what we saw and fell in love with” says Sue. They…

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Q&A with Christina from Rock the Dancefloor

I fell for Rock the Dancefloor when I saw their fun retro bridal shoot at Bobby’s in London. We all know I have a weakness for anything retro and iconic and this really got me feeling all the feels. I felt (from obsessively studying her Instagram page) that founder/creative director Christina must be a girl after my own heart, so I wanted to grill her and feature her on the blog. You’re welcome!.. Q. Hi Christina! Can you start by telling us what your vision is for Rock the Dancefloor please? i.e. what services you offer. A. Rock the Dancefloor…

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Supplier Spotlight – Bombshell HQ

I’m thrilled to feature Bombshell HQ today. I’ve spent quite some time sipping coffee and deciding on my favourite dresses from their collection to share with you. It’s got me feeling all fancy I have to say! You will see their designs are all timeless and ageless so they’re great investments pieces. I think they work equally well for bridesmaids, guests and mother-of-the-bride/groom. The designer behind Bombshell is Katya Wildman. She was a costume designer for television, so when she couldn’t find a dress suitable for her curves, she designed one… and so Bombshell HQ was born! “I wanted to…

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Dream Wedding Venue – The Boat Shed

Sometimes I think The Boat Shed project was all a dream. Did I dream about a unique waterside space filled with trestle tables, festoon lighting and flowers? It seemed so real; the taste of cold fizz, the servings of street food, the sound of the band rehearsing… Was my whole career a figment of my imagination? I think I might be going slightly mad. Is anyone else going slightly mad?   As it stands our first wedding is the end of June next year. It seems soooo long away but BRING IT ON. I’ve had my hair cut now, and…

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2021 Wedding Flower Trends

Direct2Florist examined Google data from March 2020 until now to see which wedding flower trends have seen the biggest increase in UK searches as we head into wedding season post-lockdown. Seeing an enormous 623% increase, it looks like dried flowers are set to be 2021’s biggest wedding flower trend. Wendy Rea, florist at Direct2Florist, offered her comments on some of the 2021 flower trends: Dried flowers, pampas grass and protea arrangements  “We’re seeing a huge increase for dried flowers in 2021 wedding planning, alongside variants like pampas grass displays and protea arrangements. Dried flowers are surprisingly versatile, lending themselves to…

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Something Green Virtual Wedding Fair

New research for North London Waste Authority (NLWA) shows that two in five people planning weddings in the next five years say making their wedding as green as possible is a key priority. To meet the demand for more sustainable weddings NLWA is running the Something Green Wedding Fair on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March. The stylish, free, virtual wedding fair aims to take the pain out of wedding planning by bringing together experts on everything from cakes and cocktails to fashion and flowers. The poll reveals that those planning their wedding are twice as likely to make green…

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Sussex Florals – Bridal Bouquet Ideas

Today we hand over to Petra of Sussex Florals to talk all things bridal bouquet… The bride’s bouquet to me is the most important element to get right before we plan the rest of the wedding flowers. It not only sets the tone of the décor for the wedding, but it’s also the first thing guests see when the bride walks down the aisle. Once we get the bouquet sorted everything else falls into place. Some brides come to me full of ideas and others need a bit more guidance, but we always get there in the end. There is…

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