Category: Styling

Gatsby Glam – 1920s Bridal Shoot at Hayne House

As a professional makeup artist, I have long been fascinated with the roaring 20s era for fashion, glamour and sophistication. I was eager to incorporate the perfect 1920s bridal look into my portfolio for brides dreaming of a great Gatsby-style wedding… Hayne House in Kent was my natural choice for such a shoot. The ‘Former Hunting Lodge’ at Hayne House was once home to Edward Simpson and his wife. In the 1920s they would often travel to their other house at Port Lympne where they were entertained by Charlie Chaplin. I picked the luxurious colour palette of emerald green, gold,…

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Citrus Love Styled Shoot at Manor Barn

Today photographer Masha Unwerth shares the inspiration behind her zingy late summer shoot… This shoot was inspired by the citrus colour palette and summer Italian heat! With the end of the summer approaching I felt mesmerised by the amazing weather we still had and wanted to create something bold to inspire brides-to-be. It was important to keep this colourful shoot bold and crisp. To empower couples wanting to incorporate the vibrant colour into their wedding design. As a photographer I associate the vibrant colours of citrus fruits with Tuscan sun, which led me to the overall theme, Citrus Love. We…

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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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The Boat Shed – London Warehouse Vibes by the Sea

Blog posts have been boat shed-heavy lately… but that’s just because we’ve got so much great content at the moment! We were eagerly awaiting the professional edited photos from our recent Boat Shed open day and boy, Weddings by Tom, did NOT disappoint. At the open day we really wanted to showcase the space and demonstrate how it could look for an event. We set up the space for a photo shoot back in March with a kitsch, colourful theme and this time I wanted something a little different. I still wanted the relaxed/rustic look because, lets face it, it…

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The Boat Shed Open Day – Who’s Who

We’ll be back to two posts a week from next week! It’s all just been a bit crazy what with school starting and getting ready for The Boat Shed open day this weekend… Here’s who you can expect to meet/appreciate their wares at The Boat Shed Open Day on Sunday (11am-3pm) Elizabeth James Events These guys are providing a neon sign and faux foliage wall for Sunday. We can’t wait to see it! Quite the statement piece. These guys are based locally and they have an extensive hire collection so they’re well worth checking out. www.elizabethjamesevents.co.uk Luminique Events We’re so…

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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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Garden of England Bridal Shoot at The Secret Garden

Today we hand over to Lily Jones Events to tell us all about the inspiration behind this beautiful, quintessentially British bridal shoot at The Secret Garden in Kent… Kent, also known as the Garden of England, is definitely one of the most beautiful counties to get married in. With its rolling hills, beautiful coastline, bountiful orchards and hop gardens, Kent was named ‘The Garden of England’ by King Henry VIII and has kept true to its name to this day with its iconic oast houses and, most famously, growing the strawberries for Wimbledon tennis tournament every year.  With its beautiful…

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Dutch Masters-themed Bridal Shoot @ Fabrica, Brighton

This unique and dramatic styled shoot was curated by Alex Cvijovic from The Wonderous Wedding Fair. Her vision for the shoot was to juxtapose the vibrancy of Dutch Golden age paintings with vintage florals. The palette was a combination of rich sultry colours with pops of blue and gold. The Venue Fabrica in Brighton is a former Regency church in the heart of the city. It boasts impressive stained glass windows, high ceilings, and a traditional overhead balcony. Now a contemporary art gallery, the venue allows a number of exclusive ceremonies to be held every year. Alex was looking for…

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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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