Category: Outdoor wedding

Marriage, weddings, love, hugs, French kisses and closeness…

The Coronavirus pandemic has left the wedding industry hanging in the air. When can we have weddings again? Is 2020 a complete write off? Can we have a small wedding? Will next year be ‘back to normal’? Will we still have to social distance? How will that work in practice? This got me thinking back to last August when my best friend got married in France. How lucky they were it was last year not this year, how much ‘closeness’ there is at weddings, how much we took for granted. Flying High I wrote my ‘best woman’ speech on the…

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Lets Talk Wedding Bell Tents…

Great British Bell Tents offer bell tent hire in Sussex, Surrey and surrounding counties. We caught up with director Kieran to find out a little more about the business… Q. How long have you been running GBBT? A. This was meant to be the start of our fourth season but obviously due to the current situation this has been put on pause.  However, we are still hopeful we can still set up some bell tents for a few weddings and festivals towards the latter part of the season. Q. What’s your background and how did the idea for the business…

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Duncton Mill – Under New Management

Duncton Mill near Petworth in West Sussex is a fishery and beautiful lakeside marquee venue. Caroline and Martin have been running the venue for years but as they’re due to retire, Carole from The Naked Food Company is taking over… and she’s got BIG plans. Carole’s catering business has been based on the estate at Duncton Mill for years. The award-winning company creates bespoke menus to suit a variety of tastes, styles and budgets. Choose The Naked Food Company to cater for your lakeside wedding (think grazing tables under the trees and desserts on the jetty) or bring in a…

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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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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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Getting to Know… The Neigh Bar

Today we focus our spotlight on The Neigh Bar, a mobile horsebox bar based in West Sussex. If you’re feeling a bit chilly as the winds whips outside your window, you’ll love the sound of their warming winter drinks. Over to Paul… Q. How did The Neigh Bar come about? i.e. what are your backgrounds? A. The Neigh Bar came about due to my wife Claire’s involvement in the wedding industry as a florist. I liked the idea of something different to bring to the world of weddings and events. Q. How did you decide on a horse box for…

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Supplier Spotlight – Great Betley Farmhouse

Kim Stewart from Sussex wedding venue, Great Betley Farmhouse, has been quite a journey over the last couple of years. We caught up with her to find out more, and to see what 2020 and beyond has in store. Q. Hi Kim! Can you tell us about Great Betley Farmhouse, how long you’ve been there etc… A. I have been living at the family-owned Great Betley Farmhouse since November 2007 but have known the farm since the early 1990’s when my husband and I farmed it. The farmhouse itself is a beautiful Tudor house and is set in 200 acres…

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Supplier Spotlight – The Safari Pizza Company

It’s hard to believe The Safari Pizza Company only launched this year. I’ve been following their journey on social media and they’ve been super busy (they even managed to casually squeeze in their own wedding!) At the moment you’ll find the African-themed pizza Land Rover popping up at local markets selling their special Christmas pizza; brie, cranberry sauce, caramelised onion and pigs in blankets. YUUUUM (don’t attempt to read this post if you haven’t had lunch yet). We caught up with Sussex- based founders Alex and Alica to find out about their food as well as the inspiration behind their…

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Beautiful World Bells

Beautiful World Tents are pleased to announce the launch of Beautiful World Bells, their exciting new offering… Established way back in 2006, the team at Beautiful World Tents have provided tipi hire for hundreds of outdoor weddings. They have an abundance of experience and industry knowledge, and are only too pleased to offer advice to couples planning an outdoor wedding. In addition to Giant Hat tipis, the team now also offer expertly erected 5m cotton canvas bell tents, suitable to sleep up to six adults, and available to hire in three different packages. Beautiful World Bells can be grouped together…

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Featured Caterer – Tin Roof Kitchen

Here at Margot’s Wedding we love street food caterer Tin Roof Kitchen. Their mobile setup looks super-cool, we especially love the industrial-style lighting, hessian sacks and flowers in colourful tin cans. They’re the perfect addition to an outdoor festival-style wedding. We caught up with owner Barny to find out a little more about his fantastico business… Q. Hi Barny! We love Tin Roof Kitchen. Can you tell us about your experience and how the business came about? A. My love of Italian food comes from time spent working at Fifteen London (Jamie Oliver’s restaurant) and the working holidays in Italy…

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