Category: Prop hire

Supplier Spotlight – Elizabeth James Events

Sometimes you just need to pimp your wedding don’t you? Add touches that are downright Insta-worthy to wow your guests… Go Big Or Go Home Elizabeth James Events is a trend-led decor and prop hire company with bases in the north and south of the UK. We love their hire collection and they’ve been involved in some amazing shoots. Above photos: 1) Jenny Appleton Photo & Film 3) Rebecca Kerr Photography On their site you can browse their products by collection; The White Collection, The Reclaimed Collection, The Floral Collection, The Copper Collection, The Neon Collection. Above photo (centre): Leesha…

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Supplier Spotlight – Rent Event

When I was preparing this post I kept thinking ‘my son would love this’… Then I thought ‘maybe I should get married?’. Then I thought ‘no Helen, take him to a funfair’. All these photos feature Eastbourne-based Rent Event‘s hire items. They specialise in bell tents, furniture and games, but they offer a lot more besides. If you’re planning a laid-back, fun, family-friendly wedding then make sure you check out Rent Event because they can provide so much; from the marquee to the furniture, bell tents, props, PA, lighting and more. Their fun style really lends itself to festival or…

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Midsummer Nightcap – bars, food, styling… and disco products!

I have always swooned over Midsummer Nightcap‘s style and presence in the events world. I caught up with owner Francesca to see what she has in store for this season and beyond… Q. Hi Francesca! We’re approaching another wedding season. How many is this for Midsummer Nightcap now? A. This will be our fifth year! Very excited and already enjoying making plans for some amazing weddings this year. It’s especially exciting for those who have been planning for an extremely long time. Q. Can you tell us about your background and how you got into event bars? A. I worked…

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Editor’s Faves ~ Elizabeth James Events

Elizabeth James Events is a forward-thinking, trend-driven decor hire company. They have an impressive portfolio of statement pieces that work in a variety of settings. We were lucky enough to work with their Hampshire team on our last shoot at The Boat Shed and they’ve since joined our online directory. I’ve picked a selection of my personal favourite pieces to share with you today. I’m sure you’ll agree… they’re pretty special. Helen x Pictured above: 1) Neon ‘To The Moon & Back’ sign. 2) ‘Happily Ever After’ neon sign on copper frame with pale blush and Pampas Grass florals. 3)…

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Supplier Spotlight – The W Collection

If you’re having a marquee wedding at home, or in a blank canvas venue, you’re going to need to consider furniture. Hampshire-based The W Collection offers an inventory of stylish and distinctive furniture and props. Pick and choose from their catalogue to create intimate settings and relaxed spaces to gather and dine. The W Collection is headed up by Pippa who has a passion for hospitality and interior design. With an airline pilot father she has travelled extensively, and has been influenced by different cultures, people, colours and landscapes. Pippa lived in Australia for many years where she owned and…

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Not Just Bell Tents!

Our advertiser, East-Sussex-based Rent Event, owns an Aladdin’s Cave of hire items, from garden games to furniture, props, decor and photo booths. But if you glance at their Instagram feed you’d be mistaken for thinking they’re a bell tent hire company! That’s because as events have been cancelled left right and centre this summer because of Covid, bell tents have been utilised in people’s gardens for kids parties, hen dos, anniversaries etc. These images say it all really. We love the different interiors they offer – Moroccan-style chairs, tables and lanterns. Boho-style dream catchers and feather bunting. Pop-up hotel rooms…

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Rose Tinted Weddings

My business started out as a ‘vintage’ wedding business. It started with a single vintage china side plate and grew to a huge hire collection. The business was called Doily Days back then. I did other things but ‘vintage’ was always the theme holding it together. Two years ago when I rebranded to Margot’s Wedding, the idea was the business would become… well, less vintage. We’d evolved and we wanted the brand to represent that. For me, even at the beginning it wasn’t about being vintage as such, I was never a vintage aficionado. It was just about adding elements…

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Margot’s Party

Happy New Year! I’m definitely easing myself back in gently… I’m feeling rather fragile. I’ve caught up with my emails and I’m scheduling some blog posts but I won’t be back with full force until next week! Christmas is hectic isn’t it? I think it’s too much. Who do we talk to about toning it down? My December also involves my son’s birthday and my birthday so I get an extra amount of overwhelm! It’s been a brilliant one but my word I’m glad to be getting back to normal. Next week you can expect more news of our next…

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Supplier Spotlight – Sparkling Events Hampshire

Have I mentioned it’s my 40th birthday on Monday??? Well Sparkling Events Hampshire are one of the local suppliers contributing to the fun. Yes of course I’m having giant light up letters at my party! When thinking about personalising a wedding, or any event for that matter, light up letters work really well as signage (dancefloor, bar etc), a good size prop (the letters/numbers are 4ft tall!), a talking point and a photo opportunity. For a wedding you could have your initials and an ampersand, your full names, LOVE or think outside the box and have a unique word. How…

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The Big Red Box – Audio Guest Book

The Big Red Box is the world’s only audio guest book. Housed in a beautifully handcrafted, life-sized replica of the iconic British red telephone box, it’s fun, interactive and uses state-of-the-art technology to capture the essence of an event. Founder and Chief Inventor Rebecca Uttley has produced events for over 20 years. She’s worked as a PA to the rich and famous, as a wedding planner, Art Director for Secret Cinema and she once owned an antiques shop. Over to Rebecca to tell us more… The idea for an audio guest book came about whilst planning a wedding for a…

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