Category: News

Engagement Shoot

Dramatic, Arty Engagement Shoot

July 25, 2018 | News

We’re super excited to feature Daniel and Michael’s real wedding in our next issue (issue 12, out September) and, to whet your appetite, here are their engagement photos! Dramatic, arty shots taken in my hometown of Southsea, Portsmouth. Captured by the talented Carrie Lavers… “Having an engagement shoot was our photographer’s idea… we wouldn’t have thought to do it ourselves, but we’re so glad we did. We chose Old Portsmouth as our location. It’s an area close to our home, where we spend lots of time. It’s our favourite spot for a few beers at the weekend. We also love that…

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Cool Wedding

Fran & Tom’s Colourful Real Wedding

July 23, 2018 | News

Fran and Tom’s bright and fun real wedding appears in our current issue but I wanted to feature it on the blog too to showcase more of their fabulous photos (by Olivia Judah). It’s also an opportunity to hear from Fran about the planning that went into their two-day wedding.. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. The style for the day was colourful and relaxed. Having both grown up in Worthing, the town was an important element of our day, having our ceremony at the Town hall and part one of our wedding reception at the…

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Garden Fete Games

It must be Fete

July 20, 2018 | News

What glorious weather we’re having for outdoor weddings this year! It’s beautiful and quintessentially British to be outdoors isn’t it? Pimms and fizz in the summer sun, canapes, hay bales, kids running free… what better way to top it off than with a spot of croquet on the lawn? I always think the best weddings are ones where there’s plenty for the guests to ‘do’ (other than drink the bar dry). Photo booths are a great way to keep guests entertained and garden games are brilliant fun too. An opportunity to put your drink down, get a bit competitive and,…

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Quirky Wedding

A Quirky Sentimental Kent Wedding

July 18, 2018 | News

Annie and Alex opted for a quirky, laid-back celebration; a nod to vintage, Celtic vibes, fish and chips, cricket, a personalised ‘museum’ and a Star Wars cake! (P.S. There’s a beautiful video at the end). Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We didn’t have a particular style per say… we like the vintage style, so we did a bit of that. We also love Nova Scotia in Canada, so there was a Celtic theme in places. It was a mix of everything we hold dear – travel, especially – expressed through decorations. Q. What was most…

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Romantic Boho Bridal Shoot

July 16, 2018 | News

This enchanting styled shoot coordinated by The Vintage Parade boasts boho vibes and a colourful banquet fit for a king. “Our shoot began as an extension to exhibiting at my spring fair at Slindon College” explains Alex Cvijovic (The Vintage Parade’s head honcho). “Attending our events is not just about promoting your business in one day, it’s about extending that opportunity. I provide the mood and colour board and let the suppliers inject their own creativity. Everyone is focused on their own specialism but support one another”. Theme ~ We opted for eccentric bohemian influences with more conventional, romantic touches. Colour…

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Vintage Weddings and Events

Meet the Organiser – The Wonderous Wedding fair

July 11, 2018 | News

I met Alex Cvijovic from The Vintage Parade at her wedding fair in Winchester in 2013 (The Nostalgic Wedding Fair)… and so began a beautiful friendship and working relationship! My magazine (then Doily Days) was focusing on vintage weddings so it was clear Alex and I shared a passion. Neither of us are into a specific era but we both love iconic design and the fun ‘kitschness’ of vintage and nostalgia. We enjoy rocking dresses (from all eras) for parties and we love a good excuse for some pink lipstick and a headscarf. Photos (featured and above middle) by Anna…

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Wedding Venue

Southend Barns launches new garden for outdoor wedding ceremonies

July 9, 2018 | News

Southend Barns Wedding Venue in Chichester has launched a beautiful new outdoor ceremony area known as The Secret Garden. This allows the popular venue to host outdoor wedding ceremonies for the first time. A hidden gem within the rest of the wedding barn venue, The Secret Garden features a stunning 50-foot aisle set amidst peaceful scenery. Reflecting the romantic landscape of the South Coast, the licensed garden area is nestled between the field that is home to the resident alpacas and the flint walls of the existing Dairy Barn. Taking inspiration from the Dutch term gezellig, the garden is a…

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Vintage Wedding

Entertainment Business for Sale

July 6, 2018 | News

Ladies and Gentlemen, would you like to have a passport to gin-fuelled fun, fashion, music and adventure AND get paid? The Wind Ups – Gramophone DJ business – is FOR SALE! The Wind Ups have performed at festivals, weddings, wine symposiums, garden fetes and a wide range of other delightful events (including Margot’s Wedding Christmas party in 2017!). This is a great opportunity to build up a fantastic unique mobile vintage DJ business. The unique turntables come with 100s of 78 rpm records featuring everything from pre-1920s ragtime right up to tracks from the rock n roll days of the…

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Vegan Wedding Shoot

Ethical Vegan Bridal Shoot ~ Part 2

July 4, 2018 | News

On Monday we featured a stunning ethical vegan wedding shoot by Nicki Feltham. You can view the post here. Today we’re chuffed to show you the second ‘look’ from the same shoot. Very different to the floral overload… we absolutely love the sparkle, the colour and the quirky edgy vibe. Well done team! (Click images to enlarge). “Emma from Beau Buttons supplied the non-floral bouquets which were stunning; vintage inspired, ethically sourced and solar wood… ideal!” “Kudos to Zach for owning that floral suit on the pier!” “Shoes were Irregular Choice, Joe Browns, Oxfam, Converse & Topman.  No leather required!” Photography: Nicki Feltham…

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Vegan Wedding Shoot

Ethical Vegan Bridal Shoot – PART 1

July 2, 2018 | News

Photographer Nicki Feltham went vegan last year for health reasons and she hasn’t looked back. “There’s so little (if any) health benefits to eating meat or consuming milk and dairy” explains Nicki, “and I choose to no longer eat something that another living being has had to suffer to bring to my table… don’t get me wrong, I’m no lettuce eating angel. Did you know Oreos are accidentally vegan?!!”. Nicki started thinking about the cosmetics she uses too and will now only buy products that are not tested on animals. She love the “B” range in Superdrug and she tells…

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