Category: Styling

The Boat Shed – Kitsch & Nautical Styled Shoot

Way back in March, before the world ground to a halt, I organised a styled bridal shoot at The Boat Shed. I wanted an opportunity to get some awesome photos of the venue and I knew I could count of some of my fantastic contacts to collaborate… I wanted a pro on board when it came to the ‘look’ so I asked Sally Gallis, Events by Design if she’d like to lead on the concept and styling… and boy, did she do a good job! The theme was kitsch/nautical. The idea was fun, tongue-in-cheek, saucy sailor-boy kinda vibes. As you…

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Updates from Margot’s HQ – Back to Work!

It’s the 1st of July! I’m moving home today after living with my sister for three months and I’m back in FULL work mode from tomorrow. I’m no longer Furloughed so bring it on! I thought today would be the perfect time for a reflective post, a look back on the last three months and a look ahead to the next three/six months. The last three months I’ve been Furloughed from the business since the end of March. All I’ve done is kept up with emails and blog posts (i.e. my statutory obligation as company director to ‘maintain the success…

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Styled Bridal Shoot at The Winding House, Kent

Kent-based wedding planner Natasha Spencer curated this simple, elegant bridal shoot at The Winding House. Over to Natasha to explain her inspiration behind the cool collaboration… “I’ve spent a lot of time swooning over beautiful, minimal wedding styling lately and wanted to create my own shoot.” “The minimal, industrial-style colours I took inspiration from are natural, crisp, clean and simple.” “I softened the minimal colours using neutral tones and copper.” “I wanted to keep everything paired back whilst exuding luxury, warmth and style.” Planning and Styling – www.natasha-spencer.co.uk Photography – samieleephotography.com Venue – www.thewindinghouseweddings.com Dresses – www.harpersmithbridal.co.uk Hair and Make Up…

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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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Theatrical Styling & Planning

Wedding planner and stylist Sally Gallis previously worked in theatre. She’s been a drama teacher, director, producer and set designer. We caught up with her to find out how she’s transferred her experience to the marvellous world of weddings… How it all began Sally is a self-confessed creative magpie, so after planning her own wedding, and a friend’s, she decided to change career. She launched Events by Design just two years ago. “People ask whether the job is massively different” says Sally, “and honestly, I don’t think it is. I still get to lark about with pretty things and make…

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Glam Rock Shoot at Southend Barns

Today we hand over to stylists To Have & To Hire and venue, Southend Barns, to tell us all about this bold, edgy styled shoot… What else is one to do when wanting to add a little sparkle and spice to their wedding? Why Glam Rock, of course. Glam Rock is a style of rock music that started in the United Kingdom in the early 70s. Glam Rock musicians often adorned – what was classified then as ‘outrageous’ outfits, hairstyles, and makeup. Some remnants that may pop to mind are platform shoes and glitter. For this styled shoot we wanted…

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Wedding Tableware Hire

Getting to know… Harriet’s Table

Today we hear from Ellen Young, owner and founder of Harriet’s Table. She tells us all about her ideal client and how her hire collection creates very different ‘looks’. Q. Please tell us briefly what Harriet’s Table specialises in. A. Harriet’s Table specialised in vintage luxe tableware. It’s a collection of gold gilt crockery, crystal glassware and silver cutlery. Q. How did you come up with the idea for the business? A. I guess it was around three years ago when I started receiving enquiries (via Vintage Flair) from creative couples asking if I had dinnerware rather than afternoon tea…

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Fangirling on… All Frills Studio

I had a bit of birthday money knocking about (following my big 4 0 before Christmas) so I’ve booked myself onto a signwriting course at the beginning of March. I’m so excited! I feel like it’s something I really want to give a bash. I love words, I love colour, I love design and I would say I’m a pretty creative person. This could be my calling! I always say if I had my time again I would have gone down the graphic design route. I want to take the opportunity here to feature a signwriter I’ve been swooning over….

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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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