Category: Hampshire Wedding

Hampshire Wedding Venue – The Boat Shed

Ok so we’re nearly into June and this summer is looking VERY different to the summer I imagined. I think it goes without saying that everyone’s summer/year is looking very different to the one they imagined. My heart goes out to everyone who has had to postpone/cancel their wedding. The thing about the Covid-19 outbreak is how everyone’s been affected in their own way and I just hope those planning 2020 weddings have managed to put a suitable plan in place. We don’t know yet how it’s all going to affect the wedding industry in the long term but it’s…

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Bridal Inspiration – Southsea Styled Shoot

Today, extracted from our current issue, we’ve got an uber-cool inspirational shoot for you. Shot in my hometown of Southsea, Portsmouth and involving some of my very favourite supplier folk, this shoot was a no-brainer for our issue 17 cover. The only problem was choosing which image to use! The shoot was organised by my good friend and colleague Alex Cvijovic who runs The Vintage Parade and The Wonderous Wedding Fair. With a background in art and design, Alex always comes up with unique concepts and executes them perfectly. This shoot took place at The Queens Hotel in Southsea, a magnificent…

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Taco Home Delivery Kits (Portsmouth)

Cooking and eating good food has become part of my lockdown routine, as has supporting local independent businesses who are stepping up and diversifying. So when I heard our advertiser Grate Catering & Events were offering taco delivery kits, I had to get involved! I realise this delivery offering is very local to me in Portsmouth, and if your mouth is watering elsewhere… I’m sorry! But Norm and Iris offer event catering further afield, check out the recent Q&A we featured to get a better idea of them and their business. Taco home delivery kit for two people includes: 10…

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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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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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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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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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The Boat Shed Wedding Fair

Jeepers creepers, our launch wedding fair at The Boat Shed is NEXT SUNDAY (8th March)! Margot’s Wedding are kinda running the show at The Boat Shed; promoting the venue, liaising with couples, running the bar (alongside Effervesce Refreshments) and managing the events on the day. We’ve been working on this project for the best part of a year so it’s going to be amazing for it all to come together next weekend. Above photos: Sam Pharoah Doors are open 11am-3pm. Entry is FREE and the first 50 pre-registered couples to arrive get a goody bag… so make sure you register…

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