Category: Unique Ideas

The House of Love Illustration

Imagine how happy I was when Megan Metcalf AKA The House of Love Illustration contacted me at the beginning of the year and said she wanted to come and do some live drawings at my Boat Shed wedding fair. I love her work and was so touched she made the journey all the way from Margate. Above are drawings she did on the day featuring The Curated Kitchen‘s exhibition stand. I guess the inviting grazing table of different colours and textures was the ideal still life! The above drawings were also done on the day, featuring buoys within the alternative,…

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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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FaceTime Photo Shoots with Tim Dunk

WHAT an intense few weeks. I feel like this week is an oasis of calm after a period of frantically trying to cobble together a new ‘life infrastructure’. I tried to cope alone in my garden-less flat with my four-year-old son for the first couple of weeks. I did my best to keep us both sane with plenty of baking, crafts and Joe Wicks workouts (intermingled with lots of Googling re the Furlough system and Universal Credit entitlement) but it soon became apparent that I was going slightly doolally. Crisis talks were had with my co-parent and my sister and…

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Draw My Wedding

I met Tim King at Most Curious Wedding Fair in London this year. I loved his quirky offering, and his story. He told me the wedding business was a happy accident. He was doing a personal project, an illustration every day, and it just so happened he was going to rather a lot of weddings at the time! I think, alongside photography, this is such a brilliant was to capture the atmosphere and emotions of a wedding day. (Extracted from Issue 17). Capture Your Wedding Story with Reportage Illustration. Tim King is an award-winning reportage illustrator. His project ‘Drawn on…

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Q&A with Martha Holli’s founder Rachel Gisby

Q. Hi Rachel! We love Martha Holli’s. Please explain to the readers what you offer. A. At Martha Holli’s we offer handmade bespoke wedding cakes, afternoon tea catering, donut wall hire, macaron towers, wedding favours and vintage china hire. We have a lovely 1960s vintage caravan we use to serve our afternoon teas from which works great for outdoor summer weddings. Q. Who’s Martha Holli? Where did the name come from? A. The name came from the caravan. When I bought her, she was already named Martha and had a lovely vintage-style nameplate on the back. The caravan model is…

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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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Issue 17 is OUT!

Blog posts are a bit all over the shop at the moment but it’s business as usual from next week (online at least!) We have some great content lined up for the next few months to keep you inspired and on track for wedding plans… I’m excited to say Issue 17 is now out online! So grab a cuppa and have a read… I’m in love with this issue’s front cover, and the whole shoot in general (pages 26-29). The shoot was coordinated by Alex from The Wonderous Wedding Fair/The Vintage Parade who is a great friend of mine. She’s…

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The Countdown is ON… The Wonderous Wedding Fair Brighton

In a couple of weeks I’m setting my alarm for stupid o’clock in the morning to head over to Brighton to help out at The Wonderous Wedding Fair which is run by my good friend Alex Cvijovic. The Wonderous Wedding Fair is not your average wedding fair. The vibe is stylish, creative and alternative with emphasis on fun and interaction. This time the event is popping up at Fabrica, a contemporary art gallery in a former church, right in the centre of boho Brighton. When? Sunday 15th March 11am-3pm Where? Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG Expect approx 30…

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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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